With the Denver Broncos' 2017-2018 season a lost cause, not to mention an embarrassment to everyone concerned, interest in the team's Thursday Night Football match-up against the woeful Indianapolis Colts was at who-gives-a-damn level. As evidence, note that the most passionate debate on Twitter following Denver's 25-13 victory was whether the all-orange uniforms worn by Von Miller and company were incredible or idiotic.
Starting quarterback Trevor Siemian was injured early on in the contest, necessitating the return of Brock Osweiler, who managed to generate enough offense to land the Broncos' first road victory of the season.
But no one's suggesting he's the QB of the future. The consensus that Brock, Trevor and Paxton Lynch all suck remains in place, and plenty of fans would still like to see the firing of first-year head coach Vance Joseph. And that's not to mention all the folks who hope the Broncos lose every remaining game to improve their draft position.
Still, such matters receded into the background last night, if only because TNF viewers were blinded by Denver's so-called Color Rush jerseys, which resemble 1970s-vintage Underoos, right down to the throwback logo on the helmet.
The visuals thrilled some viewers and left others nauseous, as you can see by our following collection of hilarious Twitter takes. Count down our twenty favorites below.
When the broncos are winning in all orange uniforms. pic.twitter.com/JUAEKoXUsu— Brick (@BrickSkinn) December 15, 2017
Love the Broncos uniforms tonight!— Utah Man Podcast (@UtahManPodcast) December 15, 2017
Broncos and Colts uniforms we're lit— Danny (@Cowboy_Wayz) December 15, 2017
Yes but the uniforms are so brutal though. pic.twitter.com/73BCCPW56z— S.S. Jaxon (@BooksbySSJaxon) December 15, 2017
who ever was the tech guy that planned that overhead camera view for tonight game shod be shot! It look terrible and you could not see the ball at all, And the uniforms were too bright!— James Rogers (@sbnut93427) December 15, 2017
@Broncos should be playing with those uniforms a lot more often.— Andrew S. (@Soaps247) December 15, 2017
Those @Broncos color rush uniforms made the players look like Orange Crush bottles— Stacey Hicks (@ScoobyH40) December 15, 2017
Switch back to the throwback logo and uniforms full time!— Robert Hayes (@GuitaristRobDog) December 15, 2017
Can we please stop with the ugly uniforms?— Rik Roberts (@Rik_Roberts) December 15, 2017
So, first off, I hate the Broncos forever, but damn do they have good uniforms tonight and need to bring that logo back fulltime.— Alan Hoffmann (@AlanHoffmann) December 15, 2017
It looks like the Broncos are playing football in their jam jams tonight. Abysmal uniforms. #TNF— Tommy D (@Locobone) December 15, 2017
Denver Broncos uniforms tonight... pic.twitter.com/A7ZXIfJMnS— Erik Cibula (@ecibula) December 15, 2017
just saw the broncos uniforms and those are sick— j. hill (@j_major32) December 15, 2017
still want absolutely nothing to do with broncos/colts
Those uniforms look like the teams for my electric football game. #GoBroncos— Dan Lombardi (@DinoJL44) December 15, 2017
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Broncos wearing some ugly uniforms on Thursday Night Football. Yeck....— Michael Perry (@MJPerry64) December 15, 2017
Who are these guys in old Broncos uniforms? And why are they winning?— TJ TIMBERLAKE (@OZMAN069) December 15, 2017