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The Stampeders have an all-time record of 29-9 (regular and post-season) while wearing their black jerseys, good for a .763 winning percentage.

In 2014, a new version of the black alternate jersey — nicknamed “The Outlaw” — made its debut as part of a full uniform that included a two-tone chrome helmet and black pants. The uniform was first used in the Labour Day Classic against the Edmonton Eskimos, with the Stamps recording a 28-13 victory. Starting with the 2014 Western Final, the Stamps have won their eight most recent games when wearing the Outlaw uniform.

The Stamps were the first Canadian Football League team to introduce a permanent third jersey when they unveiled their black jerseys for the Labour Day Classic on Sept. 6, 1994. They capped the occasion with a 48-15 win over the Eskimos.

Calgary played its first black-jersey playoff game in the 1998 West Division final and defeated Edmonton. A week later, while again sporting black, the Stamps beat Hamilton 26-24 in the Grey Cup.

The mystique of the third top continued a year later. The Stamps warmed up for a regular-season game against the BC Lions in their traditional red tops, but when they were introduced, players ran out of the locker-room wearing a re-designed black jersey. The Stamps went on to defeat the Lions 14-1, marking the sixth straight victory in black and improved their regular-season record to 11-4 in the jerseys. The streak ended at eight games with a loss in the 2000 West Division final.

As part of a league-wide initiative, the Stamps unveiled new Reebok jerseys in 2005 and wore the revamped black alternate jersey on Sept. 5 — a 25-23 loss to Edmonton.

In June 2011, the Stamps introduced a new black helmet to wear during road games.

History of the black jersey

Regular season
Year Date Opp. Score Result
1994 Sept. 6 Edm. 48-15 Win
1995 Oct. 22 Ssk. 18-15 Win
1996 Oct. 14 Tor. 30-23 Win
1997 Sept. 1 Edm. 27-14 Win
1998 Sept. 7 Edm. 26-8 Win
1999 Oct. 24 BC 14-1 Win
2002 Oct. 18 Wpg. 20-35 Loss
2003 Sept. 6 Edm. 7-25 Loss
2004 Oct. 16 Tor. 29-11 Win
2005 Sept. 5 Edm. 23-25 Loss
2005 Oct. 1 Mtl. 11-32 Loss
2006 Sept. 15 Wpg. 43-9 Win
2007 Sept. 3 Edm. 35-24 Win
2008 Oct. 13 Ssk. 42-5 Win
2009 Sept. 7 Edm. 32-8 Win
2010 Sept. 6 Edm. 52-5 Win
2011 Sept. 5 Edm. 7-35 Loss
2012 Sept. 3 Edm 31-30 Win
2013 Sept. 2 Edm. 37-34 Win
2014 Sept. 1 Edm. 28-13 Win
2014 Nov. 1 Wpg. 13-18 Loss
2015 Sept. 7 Edm. 16-7 Win
2015 Oct. 31 Ssk. 42-19 Win
2016 Sept. 5 Edm. 45-24 Win
2016 Oct. 21 Tor. 31-13 Win
2017 Sept. 4 Edm. 39-18 Win
2017 Oct. 20 Ssk. 30-7 Loss

 

Post-season
Year Game Date Opp. Score Result
1998 West Final Nov. 15 Edm. 33-10 Win
1998 Grey Cup Nov. 22 Ham. 26-24 Win
1999 West Semi-final Nov. 14 Edm. 30-17 Win
2000 West Final Nov. 19 BC 23-37 Loss
2008 West Final Nov. 15 BC 22-18 Win
2009 West Semi-final Nov. 15 Edm. 24-21 Win
2010 West Final Nov. 21 Ssk. 16-20 Loss
2014 West Final Nov. 23 Edm. 43-18 Win
2015 West Semi-final Nov. 15 BC 35-9 Win
2016 West Final Nov. 20 BC 42-15 Win
2017 West final Nov. 19 Edm. 32-28 Win