Friday, November 6, 2009
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be wearing their original uniforms for the first time since the 1996 season during their next game on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.
Often called "Creamsicles" by fans due to their resembleance to a confectionery treat of the same name, the bright orange jerseys with the winking pirate nicknamed "Bucco Bruce" on the helmet take you back to a day when the 'Bucs were a laughingstock on the field.
They had just two winning seasons in the orange jerseys. Since switching to pewter and red in 1997, they've had eight winning campaigns and a Super Bowl Championship.
After this season's 0-7 start, some would say the team's timing is impeccible.