The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are wearing their orange-and-white throwback uniforms against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, the second time they’ve worn them as throwbacks. They first trotted out the officially named Florida Glaze look last year, winning their first game that year by beating the Green Bay Packers. The abominations:
Tampa switched from Shoney’s mac and cheese to red and pewter in 1997, ditching the dashing nautical logo for the Skeletor thing. The Falcons are only 8-12 against the Bucs in Tampa’s pewter era, but went 8-6 against the creamsicle Bucs. As bad as the Falcons were in the ’80s and parts of the ’70s and ’90s, the Bucs were usually even worse.
They’re wearing them this week for the induction of former coach John McKay into the team’s Ring of Honor. He’ll be introduced by his son Rich McKay, former Falcons GM and current team president. The Falcons wore their 1966 gold-stripe throwbacks against the Bucs in the Georgia Dome last year.