‘Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Star Rob McElhenney has a Message for Jeffery Lurie
The Philadelphia Eagles wore their Kelly Green uniforms on Sunday night in their 31-17 win over the Miami Dolphins.
The Kelly Green uniforms were the teams color concept
One of the fans in the stands was actor Rob McElhenney, one of the stars of the hit TV show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, has a message for Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie.
"I, along with the undersigned below, would like to petition you to make Kelly Green the official color of the @Eagles now and forever. Thank you for your consideration in this matter."
McElhenney was born in Philadelphia and is 46 years old, which means he grew up during the Kelly Green era of the late 1980s and early 1990s when guys like Randall Cunningham, Reggie White, Seth Joyner, Andre Waters, Wes Hopkins, Jerome Brown and the "Gang Green" defense was decapitating quarterbacks under head coach and defensive master mind, Buddy Ryan.
Then Jeffrey Lurie bought the team and changed the uniform color from Kelly Green to Midnight Green after the 1995 season.
Lurie has hinted bringing the color back, but it has not been seen in a game in 30 years, until Sunday Night, due in part because of NFL rules which wouldn't allow teams to use multiple helmets in the game season. Using the Midnight Green helmet with the Kelly Green uniform wouldn't look right, so the team hasn't used the color scheme - until now.
McElhenney and some of the cast members from the show have been at both the Eagles and many of the Phillies games during the #RedOctober run.
They will wear the color scheme one more time this season, in Week 12 for their 4:25 p.m. game with the Buffalo Bills.
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