What would you do if you were going to make changes to the Raiders uniform? Tough question, I know. The most popular answer to this question is, of course, “NOTHING!”. This has been proven yet again by Twitter after we asked the Twitterverse that very question, and most likely it will be proven in the comments section again as well.
NOTHING! FOR PETE'S SAKE— Eric Freeman Jr (@1EFree) July 20, 2018
Why change perfection— Pete Rodrigues (@rodrigues_pete) July 20, 2018
Not a god damn thing.— Jose Cuevas (@bsmartthinkblue) July 20, 2018
Nothing pic.twitter.com/Fpj5EpUjRY— Raider_Los (@Raider_Los) July 20, 2018
.@RAIDERS Nothing! You can’t mess with perfection! #SilverAndBlack #RaiderNation #Raiders pic.twitter.com/NiLjLE84Hc— Raider Nation (@ScottyXCANCER) July 20, 2018
Though the Nation definitely is against changing the jerseys, the big caveat is that they would accept using alternative jerseys for single games more often. For those fans the alternative jersey’s of black on black or the retro look they’ve worn from time to time are welcome temporary changes anyway.
Absolutely some black pants with a silver stripe for alternates I don't know why so many people are against it. They have same old thing how many years? Need some mostly black unis.— brandon coleman (@riddikulouz) July 20, 2018
An all black with silver numbers alternate— jackson (@jack96___) July 20, 2018
Throw an all black alternate uni into the rotation.— Dward (@Dwardski_Lokz) July 20, 2018
All black— Cecil A. Shelton (@CecilShelton1) July 20, 2018
More black? pic.twitter.com/yrVtmVuDyH— Damon (@hotchez264) July 20, 2018
These jerseys pic.twitter.com/QYHGPZO1JI— jrobvas (@jrobvas) July 20, 2018
Just wear these more. pic.twitter.com/dnmcPpnrck— Ralphs (@ralphortiz) July 20, 2018
silver alternate jersey with black letters/numbers— RiverJibbers (@jkriz7) July 20, 2018
Nothing. The Only acceptable variant is the throwback to the 1960 logo— Raider Enterprises (@RaiderVengance) July 20, 2018
Most of the answers to our question on Twitter were of those two variety, either answering our inquiry as nothing or suggesting some variation of All Black or retro looks as alternate uniforms. Not all though, there were a few other intriguing suggestions that are well worth highlighting here too.
JUST WIN BABY on the sleaves— J.E. Vizzusi (@JEV1A) July 20, 2018
Raiders logo in the shirt— Alain Garcia (@AlainJona) July 20, 2018
Freagin' laser beams attached to thier heads— LawyerHawk (@wildsidekggv) July 20, 2018
I would add the fu manchu and glasses like todd marinovich used to have on his helmet pic.twitter.com/UY2FcqOopa— unknown (@dogg91702) July 20, 2018
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An AFL logo Mr.Davis was the commissioner pic.twitter.com/i4vKXfGGpS— John Lormer (@JCups45) July 20, 2018
Lot’s of interesting ideas there, I especially like the idea of the AFL patch being added or the “Just Win Baby” on the shoulder. A little update here or there won’t kill us, even if they are glorious as is. We probably all have to get used to the idea at least a little because there will definitely be a few tweaks once the Raiders move to Las Vegas anyway.
Namely this one that @setjeff jokingly brought to our attention:
I’d put a giant “Las Vegas” on the front of the jersey..Lol!— jeff pehrson (@setjeff) July 20, 2018
Yep, still hurts. Good one though, Jeff.