Every day, we’re on the lookout for news. Every April 1, we’re one the lookout for the deliberately fake news that comes from the inevitable April Fool’s Day gags.
Fortunately, the fact that April 1 this year fell on a Sunday — and that it was Easter Sunday — resulted in fewer gags than usual. The best one came from the Jacksonville Jaguars, who pretended to accidentally tweet an image of new uniforms that won’t be unveiled until later in the month.
Making it even better and smarter is the fact that leaked images of the new uniforms already have emerged. Also, the fake new uniforms, while not as good as the leaked new uniforms, are still better than the current uniforms.
An uniform gags on April 1 go, the Colts had the best one ever. Three years ago yesterday, Indy debuted all-white uniforms. Literally, all white. White on white. On White. Everything white. Helmets, logos, letters, numbers.
This year, Easter saved us from more of the same. Next year, when April 1 lands on a Monday, get ready to be on the lookout for more hijinks.