Eagles going Kelly green for opener

Somewhere, our friend Joe Fortenbaugh is probably already wearing his classic Philadelphia Eagles throwback jersey. Maybe a Jerome Brown model. Perhaps a Harold Carmichael. Maybe a Charlie Garner.

Fortenbaugh is doing cartwheels (check back later for video) with knowledge that the Eagles are going to go retro for their opener with the Green Bay Packers this season and return to the Kelly green.

Owner Jeffrey Lurie switched the team’s primary color to midnight green two years after purchasing the team, even if the club looked better in the older uniforms. When the Eagles wore retro uniforms in 2007, they wore some ridiculous yellow and blue get-ups that dated back to 1933 and were a turn off for most, sort of like the bad throwbacks the New York Jets break out on occasion. The feeling in Philly has been that Lurie was opposed to the Kelly green.

"Oh, no no, no, no," Lurie said. "Not at all. In fact, I was so glad that Green Bay game was the first one here, because we were always going to do it for the Green Bay game.To kick off the whole season with Kelly green, that was a big plus."

A huge plus in Fortenbaugh’s world.

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