The throwback thing has run its course. When the Denver Broncos show up on Monday Night Football dressed like some JV high school team, like Burt Reyonlds’ prison team in “The Longest Yard,” it’s time to throw the throwbacks out, maybe wait another 40 years before bringing them back.
These days, I’m wishing newspapers could have throwback editions. You know, bring out the 24-page Sports Section on Sunday, or the Sunday Magazine.
There is something about seeing an important symbol of your past that strikes you, that for a moment summons the feelings and passions of that time. I admit it, I feel it when I see the old Cincinnati Reds’ uniforms from the 1970s — ugly though they admittedly were.
But that moment does pass. And if anything, you’re left with the realization that you can’t go back — no matter what you’re wearing.