The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have cancelled their upcoming “throwback day” celebration due to some NFL helmet rules.
For the last few years, the Buccaneers have participated in wearing their retro uniform, sporting the old “creamsicle” uniforms and designing the field as if it were the 1970′s or 1980′s. It is fun to see those retro uniforms brought out for a game.
This year’s throwback game was scheduled against the Arizona Cardinals in week 4, but the league is not fond of using alternate helmets during the season and that is what is preventing the team from going creamsicle.
Here is the statement that the team released earlier:
“The league-wide guideline, which requires players to use the same helmet for all games during the season, was recently implemented based on the strong recommendation by the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Committee as well as the Player Safety Advisory Panel,” the team explained in a statement announcing the change.
“While we regret that our players will not be able to don the ‘Bucco Bruce’ helmet and traditional orange, red and white uniforms, there simply was no acceptable way to meet the requirements of the new policy while staying true to the spirit of our throwback theme,” offered Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford.”
Just wear the “creamsicle” uniforms with your new helmets. It can’t look that bad. It probably does… but whatever.