The new fashions of the NFL

From the officials to the alternates to the throwbacks, this year's Uni Watch NFL preview breaks down all the wardrobe changes.

Updated: September 7, 2006, 1:26 PM ET
By Paul Lukas | Special to Page 2

The 2006 NFL season, which kicks off tonight in Pittsburgh, offers something unique for Uni Watchers: Every single game will feature new uniforms.

That's because the officiating crews have new attire this season. At first glance, it looks like they just changed the thickness of the stripes, but there's a lot more to it than that. There's way too much black, from the pocket and the side panel to the underarm and the sleeves (especially on the long-sleeved version). And that's nothing ...

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