In honor of the 1960 championship team, the Eagles will wear replicas of that team's kelly green uniforms in the home opener against the Packers, the franchise the Eagles beat, 17-13, 50 years ago.
The unveiling was held today at Franklin Field, site of that title game.
[One tidbit: The Eagles actually looked into holding the game at Franklin Field. They formed an advisory committee and came up with a plan of what it would take to be able to play the opener at the venerable stadium. There were a bunch of logistical obstacles -- parking among them -- but one of the major problems was the fact that there are no restrooms on the upper level of the stadium. But I digress ...]
Current Eagles DeSean Jackson, Brent Celek and Stewart Bradley wore the kelly greens today at the unveiling. They were joined by their decades-ago counterparts -- receiver Tommy McDonald, tight end Pete Retzlaff and linebacker/center Chuck Bednarik. Several other players from that team were also in attendance.
Owner Jeffrey Lurie announced the plans which will include a halftime ceremony and other assorted celebrations during the opening weekend. Lurie was asked if honoring the 1960 team was just a painful reminder that his team hasn't won a title in 50 years and during his nearly two-decade long tenure.
"It's all self-inflicted," Lurie said.
The Eagles haven't wore kelly green jerseys since the organization changed the primary team color to midnight green in 1996, two years after Lurie purchased the franchise.
Here's a link to Celek's Facebook page, where he has a picture of him in the new uniform.