The first time time the Miami Dolphins wore orange jerseys was back in 2003, when they went up against the Washington Redskins and won by a close score of 24-23 and with two quarterbacks splitting the duties in Jay Fiedler and Brian Griese, son of former Dolphins legend Bob Griese.
Then it reappeared one season later, only to disappear from existence until 2010 on a Sunday night when Chad Henne led the Dolphins against the Jets, but they lost 31-23 with Mark Sanchez throwing for three touchdowns, and that was the last time the orange jerseys were ever pulled out.
Last season, the NFL unveiled their "Color Rush" uniforms on several Thursday night games, the most memorable of them all being when the New York Jets went up against the Buffalo Bills and it looked like the colors of Christmas were facing each other on the football field.
Jets punter Ryan Quigley said of the all-green uniforms, “They were interesting. They were fun. They were different. [But] I can see why people like it. The all green was pretty funny. It looked like Peter Pan out there.”
Unfortunately, there were complaints regarding color blindness, that with the monochromatic colors, those who weren't able to see color couldn't differentiate between the green of the Jets and the red of the Bills. The NFL later released a statement regarding the problem.
"The Color Rush jerseys are a test for four games this season, the first of which was last night," the league said. "We did test the jerseys this summer on field and on television. The standard television test did not account for color blindness for fans at home that became apparent last night. We will enhance our testing to include a color blindness analysis to better address this issue in the future."
As the weeks went by, there were several unconfirmed leaks regarding the rest of the league's Color Rush jerseys to make fans suspect that the orange jerseys were returning, and now an official tweet by the NFL featuring all of the AFC East teams, and then another by the Dolphins official Twitter account, confirms that the orange jerseys will be making their long-awaited return.
The Dolphins have only lost one game while decked out in orange, and that was the 2010 game when they lost to the Jets and it was the last time they were ever worn. Now thanks to Color Rush, Miami will once again be wearing full orange after years of waiting.
There is no doubt fans will be eagerly awaiting their debut on September 29th.
This story was written by Luis Sung. Follow him on Twitter: @FLSportDebater
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