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Vikings new jersey apparently dumps yellow for gold

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In 20 days, the Vikings will be unveiling new uniforms.  Unless someone from Nike leaks them first.

Until then, the Vikings are teasing pieces of the new jerseys that will be worn by the team owned by a guy from, well, New Jersey.

The latest clue, which shows the area below the collar, suggests that the Vikings have traded bright-yellow gold for more-like-gold gold.  The purple also looks to be a little darker.

This hint tends to bolster rumors that the Vikings will be adopting a more traditional look, ditching the busy white and yellow and purple quilt that the team first used in 2006.

You can get more clues and hints and teases via the Vikings Uniform Insider program.  Or you can wait for the team to unveil the jersey.  Or for someone from Nike to leak it.

[Photo credit:  Vikings.com.]

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73 Responses to “Vikings new jersey apparently dumps yellow for gold”
  1. tokyosandblaster says: Apr 5, 2013 2:04 PM

    Well, they keep trying to be like the Packers.

    I guess this is what they consider a first step?

  2. Mr. Wright 212 says: Apr 5, 2013 2:05 PM

    I like it.

  3. lmoneyfresh says: Apr 5, 2013 2:06 PM

    Quick. Someone leak the damn thing. With the tease stuff they’re doing though you have to think they’ve got it locked up pretty good.

  4. therealpittbull says: Apr 5, 2013 2:08 PM

    I like the old uniforms. I hope they don’t make a change, and come out looking like the Northern Purple and Gold Rams.

  5. getsome636 says: Apr 5, 2013 2:08 PM

    They are going to need to change more than their colors to erase decades of playoff failures…..

  6. zakrak4 says: Apr 5, 2013 2:10 PM

    I’m excited for these new jerseys. Hoping it’s a perfect transition into a whole new era of youth, franchise quarterbacks and victory! Skol!

  7. swede700 says: Apr 5, 2013 2:15 PM

    They can’t be the Northern Purple and Gold Rams…the Rams stole that Gold from Notre Dame. So, if anything, the Rams are the Mississippi Rivers Fightin’ Irish.

  8. stevent92 says: Apr 5, 2013 2:18 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Apr 5, 2013 2:04 PM
    Well, they keep trying to be like the Packers.

    I guess this is what they consider a first step?
    ———————————————-
    Moving AWAY from the urine yellow that emblazens the Packer helmet is the antithesis of trying be like the Trailer-Packers.

  9. urlacherbacker says: Apr 5, 2013 2:18 PM

    @tokyosandblaster

    It says that they are transitioning to gold, not urine yellow…

  10. romosmicrodongs says: Apr 5, 2013 2:18 PM

    what packers aee mustard yellow.

    gols is the color of champs. I like the move

  11. heyguru1969 says: Apr 5, 2013 2:19 PM

    Minnesota is on the move! Now if they can do something about the fist-sized mosquitoes and 8 months of winter, they’d have a genu-ine piece of Paradise up there in South Canada.

  12. raiderufan says: Apr 5, 2013 2:20 PM

    We may not win a lot but at least the Silver and Black don’t feel a constant need to change jerseys. They’ve always been perfect.

  13. mvp43 says: Apr 5, 2013 2:21 PM

    Purple of any shade is not a color that should be associated with pro football. Its very feminine, which explains why they play so soft. I think the players feel wussy having to wear it.

  14. scoops1 says: Apr 5, 2013 2:22 PM

    piss yellow??

  15. autumnritual says: Apr 5, 2013 2:23 PM

    I’m both excited and disgusted – 1) because the current home uniforms S-U-C-K, and, 2) because the new uniforms could S-U-C-K more!

  16. swede700 says: Apr 5, 2013 2:25 PM

    Purple is the color of royalty, not femininity. And last I checked, the current Super Bowl Champions’ primary color is purple as well.

  17. hannahduccab says: Apr 5, 2013 2:25 PM

    I freakin’ love the kiss.com ads in the comments section!

  18. autumnritual says: Apr 5, 2013 2:28 PM

    mvp43 says: Apr 5, 2013 2:21 PM

    Purple of any shade is not a color that should be associated with pro football. Its very feminine, which explains why they play so soft. I think the players feel wussy having to wear it.

    ——————————————————
    It’s feminine based on what you’ve read or have been told your whole life? Too stupid to think for yourself? Someone told you that a color association is feminine and you believed them? The world needs more unoriginal thinkers like yourself in the world like it needs the plague.

  19. filthymcnasty1isadouche says: Apr 5, 2013 2:30 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Well, they keep trying to be like the Packers.

    I guess this is what they consider a first step?

    The packers are yellow, not gold.

  20. filthymcnasty1isadouche says: Apr 5, 2013 2:32 PM

    autumnritual says:

    “Purple of any shade is not a color that should be associated with pro football. Its very feminine, which explains why they play so soft. I think the players feel wussy having to wear it.”

    What do you have to say about the packers urine colored helmets?

  21. jebdamone says: Apr 5, 2013 2:35 PM

    i hate this. just show us the jerseys already.

  22. spartan822 says: Apr 5, 2013 2:35 PM

    Yellow has never been one of the Vikings colors. They have always been purple, gold, and white. Only those ignorant of the Vikings history call it yellow. It looks like the new jerseys will simply have a darker shade of gold.

  23. sdfan91911 says: Apr 5, 2013 2:36 PM

    So that means new jerseys in consecutive years albeit maybe a small detail but last year when the new Nike jerseys came out now the Vikings get another one?! I repeat albeit a small detail as a fan I “need” my teams most current style!!! Ohh, BTW I’m no Vikings fan.
    Go Chargers!!!!!

  24. 4superbowls says: Apr 5, 2013 2:41 PM

    I wish they’d spend a little less time on this stuff and a little more time trying to put a good product on the field…

  25. njraiderfan19 says: Apr 5, 2013 2:48 PM

    NJ says, “Bite me”.

    Oh, and both NJ teams are solid in the uniform dept. On-field play? Wellllllll…….could be a bit better.

  26. squared80 says: Apr 5, 2013 2:50 PM

    Kind of like when the Rams went from yellow to gold. About time. They actually refer to themselves as having Purple and Gold colors, so makes sense.

    Can’t wait to see them! Nothing better than the NFC North logos and uniforms. Classics!

  27. indychiefsfan says: Apr 5, 2013 2:51 PM

    They should wear the throwbacks they have worn recently. Those are solid.

  28. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 5, 2013 2:54 PM

    It’s Fool’s Gold.

  29. barroomhero80 says: Apr 5, 2013 2:57 PM

    Filthymcnasty come out of his moms basement yet?

  30. justintuckrule says: Apr 5, 2013 3:01 PM

    Thought the Vikes were moving to NJ for a second.

  31. emoney826 says: Apr 5, 2013 3:02 PM

    And black people are brown, not black. Who cares what a losing franchise does to their terrible uniforms. It won’t make them any better. There’s only one multiple time champion in the NFC North. And they don’t need to constantly change their uniforms to get fans excited about the future.

  32. cincyhokie says: Apr 5, 2013 3:05 PM

    Someone needs to tell the Steelers too.

    Their “gold” is really a mustard yellow. Mustard being the kind terminology.

  33. jwcarlson says: Apr 5, 2013 3:06 PM

    Guys are fretting about uniform colors.
    No more tackling or lowering your helmet.
    Tighter and tighter uniforms.

    And only four guys are going to come out?

  34. 2ruefan says: Apr 5, 2013 3:07 PM

    LOL people. Don’t you know the first thing about reference to color in sports apparel? There is no such thing as “Yellow”. Even if the color really IS the shade of what you and I would refer to as “yellow” it’s ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS referred to as “Gold” in the athletic apparel industry.

    So, I like that the shade of purple is maybe returning to the darker color of earlier days, but I don’t care if the Gold get “golder”…

    And BTW, the RAMS are not PURPLE, they are BLUE.. so how is it that the Vikings uniforms would look like the RAMS?

  35. JSpicoli says: Apr 5, 2013 3:17 PM

    Sounds ugly

  36. themagicfanguy says: Apr 5, 2013 3:18 PM

    “Urine yellow”… Really? Have you ever urinated before? Or are you blind?

  37. swedishfish14 says: Apr 5, 2013 3:21 PM

    Just go back to the Retro Uniforms and be done with it.

  38. tokyosandblaster says: Apr 5, 2013 3:23 PM

    Love it.

    We’ve got idiots saying the packers are piss yellow, and others saying people who don’t know history are idiots.

    The Packers are “the green and gold.”

    Barroom, teams always try to emulate the teams at the pinnacle of their given sport. The packers have the most championships, so teams try to emulate them.

    Perhaps the Vikings don’t, which–given their ability to lose the big game– makes sense.

  39. bighyzer says: Apr 5, 2013 3:29 PM

    This is good news – I need to replace my Harvin jersey anyways.

  40. bla bla bla says: Apr 5, 2013 3:32 PM

    I can’t believe that even the rubes in Minnesota equate a new jersey to improved performance in games. Wishful thinking gone horribly awry.

  41. johnnyb216 says: Apr 5, 2013 3:35 PM

    New uniform, same crappy team…

  42. deltaoracle says: Apr 5, 2013 3:39 PM

    I think it looks pretty good, and I wish the Packers would use a true “gold,” if on alternate jerseys if nowhere else.
    I have now said two complimentary things about the Vikings in less than four months, having earlier praised Ponder’s response to Harvin’s tantrum. Thus, fair warning: The world may end at any moment.

  43. lambeauleaper says: Apr 5, 2013 3:43 PM

    All I have to say is that the new uniforms better be a major overhaul from what the Vikings previously had.

    All this hype for just a few minor tweaks and adjustments would be ridiculous.

  44. mavajo says: Apr 5, 2013 3:49 PM

    filthymcnasty1isadouche says:

    The packers are yellow, not gold.

    ——————————–

    “The Packers are called the “green and gold.” Vikings have some serious Packer man-love. They sign all our players, and now they’re trying to usurp gold too.

    Makes sense. If you can’t win Super Bowls, you’ve gotta settle for small victories.

  45. kabasaman says: Apr 5, 2013 3:50 PM

    Keep trying Vikes, you may get it right one of these days…. C’mon Ziggy, if you had a decent uni. to begin with, you wouldn’t have to “tweek” your uniforms every year. Like that Freaky dude on the Harley? Are you kidding me? Get a clue Spielman……

  46. Canned Heat says: Apr 5, 2013 3:53 PM

    C’mon, just throw caution to the wind and go rainbow scheme already.

    And in all honesty…..stick with the current unies and occasional throwbacks of the Marshall / Foreman / Kramer era that you guys just re-upped with last year. All you’re doing is spinning in circles downhill like the braintrust that keeps putting out the crappy Milwaukee Brewers logos every other year, instead of just leaving well enough alone.

    You don’t see programs in dark pink like LSU and the Lakers swapping out colors….and why would you do this now instead of maybe when the stadium opens and try to bust open a new Viking era? Is that stadium thing not happening now or get delayed again?

  47. filthymcnasty1isadouche says: Apr 5, 2013 4:08 PM

    mavajo says:

    “The Packers are called the “green and gold.”

    —————————————–

    They can call it anything they want…it’s still yellow.

  48. GenXJay says: Apr 5, 2013 4:09 PM

    Greg Jennings just struck gold.

  49. gbmickey says: Apr 5, 2013 4:11 PM

    Given that there are no trophies to put in the glass display cases it make sense to change uniforms every couple years while putting the old one on display like it is some treasure.

  50. ad28bestever says: Apr 5, 2013 4:13 PM

    The Packers can call themselves the Green and Gold all day long, still doesn’t change the fact that they are relish green and mustard yellow.

    Maybe if they want to call themselves the Green and Gold, they should take note of the Vikings who are replacing the yellow with actual gold. Gold is what the Rams and 49ers have, not what GB has.

    Hopefully GB will switch to gold, it will mean getting rid of those hideous yellow pants and matching helmets. However, their fans will continue to call it gold despite the obvious fact that it is yellow, just like they call GB title town, they gave themselves that name, anyone can do it. Self labeling doesn’t make it true.

  51. ad28bestever says: Apr 5, 2013 4:17 PM

    gbmickey says:
    Apr 5, 2013 4:11 PM
    Given that there are no trophies to put in the glass display cases it make sense to change uniforms every couple years while putting the old one on display like it is some treasure.
    ——————————————————————————————————–

    Ooh how original, come up with that yourself or did you get mommy’s approval? Never heard that one before (eyes rolling). Proud of getting the help from the league to win titles I see, lots of pride in that one. I would rather have no titles and have dignity, versus having titles and being known as the most favored franchise in the history of the NFL.

  52. Canned Heat says: Apr 5, 2013 4:19 PM

    GenXJay says: Apr 5, 2013 4:09 PM

    Greg Jennings just struck gold.
    ________________________________

    Yep, because he found ONE sucker team out of 32 to offer him a contract. If anyone is cashing in that gold, it’s Jennings and not the Vikes….he’ll be damaged goods by week 11 and out of the league in 2 years.

    Congrats and good luck with the scraps……again.

  53. Canned Heat says: Apr 5, 2013 4:44 PM

    ad28bestever says: Apr 5, 2013 4:13 PM

    The Packers can call themselves the Green and Gold all day long, still doesn’t change the fact that they are relish green and mustard yellow.

    Maybe if they want to call themselves the Green and Gold, they should take note of the Vikings who are replacing the yellow with actual gold. Gold is what the Rams and 49ers have, not what GB has.

    Hopefully GB will switch to gold, it will mean getting rid of those hideous yellow pants and matching helmets. However, their fans will continue to call it gold despite the obvious fact that it is yellow, just like they call GB title town, they gave themselves that name, anyone can do it. Self labeling doesn’t make it true.
    ________________________________

    For the record, Vikings official colors are Purple, Gold, and White…yes, and that same”gold” has been the same hideous yellow as the Packers color forever. Brilliant synopsis, detective.

    And why on earth would the Packers do ANYTHING that would follow the Vikings history of mediocrity and failure? If they’d do anything, they should play that stupid ass horn sound on the loudspeakers so you dunce caps could see how stupid it sounds outside of the tuna can. RICCOLA!!!

    ad28bestever? Hardly.

  54. lnfinite says: Apr 5, 2013 5:40 PM

    Comedy time on PFT. A story about the Vikings gets published and jealous packer fans just have to spam on it. I get the rivalry but even real Packer fans would consider this to be an embarrassent. They would be more concerned about their team than waste their time on a rivals team. A very insecure group here with grade school quality trash talk.

    Glad the Vikings are coming out with a new jersey design. Nuff said

  55. si1m says: Apr 5, 2013 6:07 PM

    I know its a copycat league and that the Ravens are SB champs but this is ridiculous

  56. ad28bestever says: Apr 5, 2013 6:28 PM

    Canned Heat,

    True fans of the Vikings have always referenced that we were purple, YELLOW, and white. It’s the NFL that calls them the purple and gold. So yeah, tell your team to follow suit and stop being so damn color blind.

    Want to reference the horn going off at the Metrodome? That sounds a whole lot better and manly then a bunch of inbreds yelling na na na Go Pack Go over and over again. The gayest chant in sports history.

    And yes, AD is the best RB Ever.

  57. tokyosandblaster says: Apr 5, 2013 6:35 PM

    Lol infinite, you haven’t been here long, eh? 90% of your brethren spam packers articles. In fact, I created this profile just to return the favor. If you don’t like it, I bet Vikings.com will love to have you.

  58. kev86 says: Apr 5, 2013 7:51 PM

    I think the Raiders have the best uniforms. I think the Giants have second best.

  59. 28for20 says: Apr 5, 2013 9:31 PM

    Packers have the worst uniform in the league! Fans too!

  60. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 5, 2013 9:35 PM

    With more gay NFL players coming out, expect more color changes.

  61. oakleyfreak says: Apr 5, 2013 10:26 PM

    Why do people keep trying to compare colors to Packers, when everyone knows the best thing about the Packers uniforms is Georgia Bulldogs G on the helmet. GO DAWGS!!!!!!!

  62. theytukrjobs says: Apr 6, 2013 12:42 AM

    If true I like the change. I don’t like noisy bright jerseys. Dark purple and gold with some more subtle accents would be improved.

    Only problem is that gold-gold might look off on the white away jersey. Guess we’ll have to wait and see. Kind of lame that they are “teasing” the change though I will admit. Meh. That time of year I guess.

  63. Bluestree says: Apr 6, 2013 2:38 AM

    I really don’t care what anybody thinks about team colors. What counts is the quality of players on the field. Nah…..just kidding. If you think the Packers are wearing yellow helmets, it’s probably because they’ve been pissing in your eyes every since Gary Andersen missed…….oh he missed, he missed! My god, he hasn’t missed one in 39 years, the Falcons win!!

  64. oldlineman says: Apr 6, 2013 6:20 AM

    The shade has changed. The small Vikings logo on the front of the jersey, which is pictured, also had a small white outline around the letters last year, now removed on the new version.

  65. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 6, 2013 8:56 AM

    This is Spielman’s diabolical plan to distract Viking fans from noticing Ponder’s noodle-like arm.

  66. rprudhomme says: Apr 6, 2013 9:40 AM

    It Looks like they made the purple a darker shade too. I like it.

  67. stellarperformance says: Apr 6, 2013 10:03 AM

    Any connection to an old-school appearance would be great. I never cared for those swoosh pants.

  68. pillowporkers says: Apr 6, 2013 12:26 PM

    Bring back the gray facemasks!

  69. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 6, 2013 12:54 PM

    I think the new colors are a little less feminine.

  70. bagadeez04 says: Apr 6, 2013 10:03 PM

    Just change the purple to green and be done with it.

  71. banlarson says: Apr 7, 2013 8:55 PM

    Just so long as they don’t adopt the piss yellow carp that the Packer s wear, I’m fine with it.

  72. banlarson says: Apr 7, 2013 9:06 PM

    V ikings are the only true gold colored fanchise in the NFL. If you dont’ believe my dunk ass, then you can kiss it Packer fans!!! I hate you even though you are the nicest fans in the NFL!

  73. goldrush94 says: Apr 9, 2013 2:54 AM

    Championship

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