The last time the Eagles won an NFL championship, they wore kelly green jerseys.
The next time they win one, if they ever do, they almost certainly will not be back in them again despite the bomb team president Don Smolenski dropped Wednesday morning in a radio interview on 94 WIP, saying the powers that be have discussed a switch back in time.
The only problem is that getting a uniform change pushed through in the rigid NFL is about as difficult as organizing and enforcing a lasting peace in the Gaza Strip.
"There are some rules with the NFL that provide some restrictions that we're trying to work through," Smolenski said. "That's going to take some time. "It’s there, and it's something that we do talk about, but until some things change at the NFL level it's going to provide restrictions for us. It is being talked about it, yes.
The Eagles last wore kelly green on opening day in 2010 as part of a ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of their last championship. The game was a disaster, as starting quarterback Kevin Kolb was knocked out with a concussion, clearing the way for Michael Vick to take the job, and Pro Bowl fullback Leonard Weaver went down with a career-ending leg injury in a loss to the Green Bay Packers, who came back the following January to knock the Eagles out of the playoffs.
Alas, the Eagles came back this afternoon clarifying Smolenski's statement as indicating they were considering kelly green only as a limited alternative retro jersey that all teams wear from time to time.
Not sure if that was an attempt to calm the masses who are tired of the Midnight green or not, but put it this way: They didn't have any problem getting clearance for those jerseys for one game four years ago, and it's doubftul they would have to clear many hurdles to do the same again this year or any year.
So what we're saying is don't rule out a permanent switch if there's enough public sentiment to force them to change their current thinking, whatever it is.