For Packers, it’s all about a comfy pair of pants

When the Green Bay Packers decided to sport a throwback look that tossed it all the way back to 1929 — back when teams wore leather helmets and league uniform standards were much different than in today’s game — obviously, there were skeptics.

Suddenly, the typically green-and-gold clad Packers were in the team colors of the “Acme” Packers, which were blue and brown. When the team wore those unis in a game, the Packers rolled to a 34-17 win over the 49ers. Two months later, Green Bay was a champion for an NFL-record 13th time, and the team’s Super Bowl rings even included a shout out to the unique alternate third jersey.

The Packers are bringing back those 1929 re-creations and players are thrilled with the old-timey gear … mainly because of the pants.

Linebacker Desmond Bishop likes the “whole feel” of the throwbacks. Receivers James Jones and Donald Driver each wish the Packers’ regular game pants were like the throwbacks. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers‘ enthusiasm is off the charts.

“I tell you what, and you’ll probably hear this from other guys, but the pants we have are the most comfortable pants,” Aaron Rodgers said.

When you factor in Rodgers’ recent play, and then consider that he’ll be in a very comfy pair of football slacks, that might mean bad news for the visiting St. Louis Rams.

“I’ve been looking forward to this game all year because of those pants,” Rodgers said. “Those brown pants are so comfortable.”

If Packers fans run into Rodgers at the local Menards or something, they might want to check and see if the quarterback is still wearing the throwback pantaloons.

“I would (wear those casually),” Rodgers admitted. “You know I would.”

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