I’m not one to write much about uniform designs outside of displaying my open disdain for the “Action Green” nonsense, but even I begrudgingly admit that it’s worked like a charm to the tune of a 5-0 record.
We’re not here to talk about Action Green, though.
It’s jerseys week on SB Nation, so sites across the platform are discussing all things related to jerseys and uniforms, from the best to the worst to the downright weird. We might as well join in on the fun.
When the Seattle Seahawks had their magical 2012 season, it coincided with a makeover of the franchise as a whole. Pete Carroll and John Schneider were in their third season in charge, Qwest Field had just become CenturyLink Field in 2011, and the uniforms that Seahawks had become accustomed to since 2002 were booted out. Remember these days?
...Then that became this.
But for the first time in franchise history, they also had an alternate road uniform to be worn during the regular season known as “Wolf Grey.”
We didn’t see “Wolf Grey” unleashed until December 16th, 2012 in Toronto, Canada against the Buffalo Bills. For my money, they’re the coolest of the Seahawks uni combinations.
Seattle thumped Buffalo 50-17 in what’s probably the least remembered part of the team’s 150-30 rampage against the Arizona Cardinals, Bills, and San Francisco 49ers. In a genuinely true story, this is also the last Seahawks game that I failed to watch live, as I had to drop someone off at a bus depot.
Another nugget that I had completely forgotten about was the fact that Psy was the halftime performance.
When the Seahawks have gone completely Wolf Grey — I’m not counting games in which they had white tops but grey pants, for instance — they have lost only one time out of 13 games, and that one loss was the 38-10 thumping against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, one week after Earl Thomas’ leg break and also at a stadium they never win anyway. It’s been otherwise overwhelming positivity with Wolf Grey, even as recently as last season.
Another Wolf Grey classic...
And the creme de la creme...
Long live the Wolf Grey!