Fans Push Eagles: Bring Back the Kelly Green

Local fan starts petition to bring back retro jerseys for The Birds.

Do you miss them? Did you love the Eagles so much more when they were in a kelly green jersey? 

Many fans have come to dislike the new "midnight green," black/charcoal and white design. Perhaps it is the dismal last season, or maybe it just is a longing for yesteryear, but some fans have decided to do something about it.

According to an article on philly.com, "Cranekicker," a local twitter personality, has started a petition to bring back the kelly green uniforms of the past.

The Eagles had donned the kelly green (with silver eagles' wings on the helmet) uniforms from 1973 to 1995, according to the Eagles year-by-year history.

Cranekicker has written a petition to Eagles' Owner Jeffrey Laurie to ask for the official team colors to be transfered back to kelly green. His petition, which anyone may sign by visiting this change.org link, had 6,212 followers as of Thursday at noon.

"It's more representative of our legacy, and the franchise is going through major changes that should be reflected by a change in our image as well," said Cranekicker in his petition. 

He is suggesting that the uniforms be redesigned into a "modern uniform design" but that kelly green be their official color instead of the current "midnight green."

Along with a signature of support, Cranekicker is asking that signers also promise to support the new team look by making one purchase.

"I am expressing a commitment to purchase an NFL Licensed official/replica/youth jersey within 12 months of new Kelly Green uniforms being released," states the petition.

To read the full petition or sign the agreement, click here.

RP January 31, 2013 at 05:54 PM
The color of the "Gold Standard's" jerseys are the least of their problems ....
Anon January 31, 2013 at 06:28 PM
Cranekicker didn't start the petition, it was started by a Reddit user. Cranekicker linked to in on his blog.
D Jones January 31, 2013 at 06:32 PM
Why not just leave the colors of their uniforms the way they are, and add a kelly green outline around the nummbers? Something along the lines of the Seattle Seahawks colors.
Donna Toner January 31, 2013 at 09:55 PM
Eagles will never win unless their uniform is Blue or Red. Also they should change the name it is bad luck. Kelly Green is mighty UGLY and they should never go back there, Blue or Red then maybe their fortunes will change.
Donna Toner January 31, 2013 at 09:58 PM
Only teams that have Red and Ble or Purple Hue will be in or win a Superbowl, same goes for a QB how about a real QB who is smart and DOES NOT RUN, I have given up on this team forever insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and that is what they are doing, another miserable 30 years.
Phillyceltic February 01, 2013 at 01:52 AM
Too many teams wear black. Yes bring back Kelly green and do away with anything black on their unis
Mike Shortall Sr February 01, 2013 at 02:27 AM
Ain't gonna happen ... Too retro for the NFL's slick presentation. Can we also bring back the leather helmet?
Bob February 01, 2013 at 12:06 PM
Great petition...the team is horrible so the uniforms should look it as well...
Brett Wells February 01, 2013 at 02:35 PM
Why? Other than a few remarkable players, the "Kelly Green" era was pretty disappointing.
MJIII February 01, 2013 at 03:41 PM
i posted this on bleeding green nation - http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2013/1/31/3936888/official-request-to-jeffrey-lurie-we-want-kelly-green-back
MJIII February 01, 2013 at 03:43 PM
Marko3 February 01, 2013 at 06:16 PM
I think the new colors are much better.... Kelly green seems kinda whimpy!
R U guessing ? February 03, 2013 at 12:00 AM
I agree with Brett, the Kelly Green Era WAS dissapointing !
JEFFREY February 03, 2013 at 02:45 AM
Who the heck cares? As long as it's green, it's ok with Philadelphia fans. I don't know why they changed it in the first place-probably giving business to a friend. You know, as in nepotism.


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