You know how these things start. One guy tells another guy something, and he tells two friends, and they tell two friends, and they tell their friends, and so on, and so on, and so on...
....which is exactly what happened on Tuesday night when us night owls were busy doing anything but going to bed at a reasonable hour.
Our Inside source confirms with that the Patriots will be wearing their 90s royal blue jerseys vs the Cowboys on November 24th. First time they will wear those jerseys in 20 years. pic.twitter.com/lxxzlSmQ7Y— RideTheWave NFL (@RideTheWaveNFL) September 18, 2019
Points 1A/1B, in that order:
1A) Yes, taking this tweet seriously violates every single rule of “don’t get bamboozled on the Internet”.
1B) When you grew up in a certain era the mere mention of the Pats royal blue uniforms triggers the same involuntary chemical reaction in your brain that kicks in when you hear the intro to Fresh Prince of Bel-Air or Gin & Juice or California Love. It’s go time. It’s science.
Naturally, we all got excited in that “we’re almost certainly getting punked here but a man/woman can dream, right?”
Quit playing games with my heart https://t.co/UVxFyix7V5— Goose (@SomeCallMeGoose) September 18, 2019
TB12 wearing the 90’s blue >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> (1/99) https://t.co/y74zav5hjJ— Dave Latham (@DLPatsThoughts) September 18, 2019
Patriots will wear royal blue uniforms vs Cowboys - https://t.co/QwDCpM0GrU— r/Patriots (@rslashpatriots) September 18, 2019
Unfortunately, while the Pro Shop is going to be selling 5 different 90s jerseys this season (bet you can guess all 5 in the time it took Brady to run a 40), they also confirmed that the rumor was, predictably, either a troll job or a flat-out “whoopsies!”.
We're not sure where the rumor started that they would be worn on the field...it didn't come from us! We will however be carrying 5 former players in the mid-late 90's royal blue jerseys. Should be in stock by the end of the month.— Patriots ProShop (@PatriotsProShop) September 18, 2019
Correct. The team will not be wearing royal blue jerseys on the field this season.— Patriots ProShop (@PatriotsProShop) September 18, 2019
The ever-reliable Mike Reiss also confirmed that this year would unfortunately remain throwback-less:
Hi Jared. I am told this is not happening.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) September 18, 2019
Son of a....just like when we all thought we would get a snow day and you’re sitting there watching the ticker at the bottom of the TV screen like “Closed, closed, closed, 90 minute delay, closed....hey wait a minute, did they skip my school?!?”
Really, until the NFL changes their rules about helmets matching uniform colors, the Patriots wearing throwbacks is dead on arrival. So for now, and at least till next year, it exists...