The NFL will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the American Football League in 2009 and honor the original eight teams. Part of the celebration will be the “Legacy Games,” played throughout the season, in which former AFL teams will meet head-to-head while wearing their chosen historic uniforms.
The eight former AFL teams unveiled those uniforms — including Broncos coach Josh McDaniels awkwardly holding up a Jay Cutler jersey in the team’s original brown and gold colors — during a Tuesday morning press conference at the NFL’s Annual Meeting in Dana Point, Calif.
But one thing that flew under the radar is that the referees assigned to those games also will sport some old-school AFL threads — including the classic orange-striped shirt. Can you imagine how great Ed Hochuli‘s guns will look in orange?