BREAKING NEWS: The new NY Giants ‘Century Red’ throwback uniforms explained

The new NY Giants ‘Century Red’ throwback uniforms explained

The New York Giants have released a new‘Century Red’ throwback uniform to commemorate their 100th season.

The uniform takes inspiration from various designs worn over the Giants’ history, with the helmet coming from the 1938 season, thejersey from 1933 and the pants and socks both inspired by what was worn back in 1925.

As for the jersey, the Giants say that it commemorates the first ever NFLChampionship Game, which was played between the Giants and Bears at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The numbers used on the back of the jersey are exact copies of what was used back then.

Tan pants have been included as “a throwback to the original ones worn during their inaugural season in 1925, when founder Tim Mara famously purchased the team for $500″.

The winged helmet stands out especially and is a commemoration of “Steve Owen, the winningest head coach in Giants history, [who] was credited with innovations such as the A-formation offense, umbrella defense, and the two-platoon system.”

And as an extra detail, the uniform will have a ‘100 Seasons’ patch, which the team say was “created to showcase the franchise’s rich history with the background shield inspired by the shape of the Polo Grounds, the team’s first home in 1925 – and with the zeros designed in the outline of Giants Stadium. At the base is a re-creation of the team’s classic skyline logo,representing every player who has worn the Giants uniform. The player is overlaid on a football, which is named “The Duke” in honor of Wellington Mara and features eight laces to symbolize the team’s eight NFL championships.”

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