Back in 2003, the Miami Dolphins introduced a new jersey idea: the orange jersey. Some thought they were a great idea. Others felt like they needed to wear sunglasses when looking directly at the jersey. But here's a fact - the Dolphins have never lost when wearing the orange jersey.
The jersey debuted in 2003 during a Sunday night game against the Washington Redskins. In that game, the favored Dolphins fell behind 23-10 entering the fourth quarter. But the Dolphins stormed back behind two Ricky Williams touchdowns to pull off the comeback win, 24-23, in front of a loud home crowd.
The following year, the Dolphins again broke out the orange jersey for a primetime game. This time it was a Monday night game against the hated New England Patriots. The Pats came to Miami with a sparkling 12-1 record. The Dolphins limped into the game at 2-11. But the orange jersey again worked its magic. Trailing 28-17 with just 4 minutes to play, the Dolphins stormed down the field in seven plays to cut the deficit to 28-23. On the ensuing possession, Jason Taylor - who was dominant all game long - again forced Tom Brady to make a poor throw and it was intercepted by Brendon Ayanbadejo. The Dolphins took possession of the ball at NE's 21 yard line with 1:45 to go. Four plays later, A.J. Feeley found Derrius Thompson who made a terrific catch to give the Fins a one point lead. Brady would then be intercepted again to seal the win.
So the orange jersey has seemingly brought the Dolphins luck. But now the question remains - will the Dolphins break out the orange jersey for Monday night's home opener for the first time since '04? Do you want them to?
Do you WANT to see the orange jersey make a comeback on Monday night?
Yes (1556 votes)
No (225 votes)
1781 total votes