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  1. Kind of odd that they would suit up Kenny Golladay in the throwback but still use the regular helmet anyway.
  2. @BenLueckDesigns, there is no specific thread on that topic because it is a theme that pretty much sneaks it's way into every single thread here anyway. It's pretty much universally agreed upon that most teams that have changed their look used to look better than they do now. I think that a more interesting question would be "What teams look better now than they ever have?"
  3. It is said. A lot.
  4. Anyone else think it's safe to say that changing back to a full-on copy of an old uniform is simply considered out of the question at this point? While there is a precedent for returning to vintage looks (teams like the Jets, Giants, and 49ers come to mind), those happened earlier in the century (2009 being the latest) BEFORE the height of the era of Twitter, Instagram and rapid image sharing in general. This isn't the 70's where you didn't know about knew uniforms until they hit the field week one and you usually wouldn't care to tell the difference anyway. Uniform unveilings are a huge deal now for people who browse sports news, and if your team's new duds aren't super hot [fire emojis], then your team falls behind in the marketing game. It doesn't make sense from that standpoint to change out your current set for "old," "boring," "been-there/seen-that" unis. The only people who'd be truly satisfied to see an old set make a comeback are we freaks here and a select group of heady loyal fans. Be mindful that there were even some people in the social media-sphere who were DISAPPOINTED that the Vikings changed away from their disgusting old set into their beautiful new one. Uni game is a social media marketing competition between these teams and the only way to keep up is to reveal 21st century uniforms that "sleek and modern," but also have some "vintage flair," because who doesn't just love a little bit of that? Old sets will just stay throwbacks to sell more jerseys.
  5. The Gene Upshaw patch is especially damning.
  6. Takeaways: ~The uniforms are fine. There are some issues that go without restating, but they really won't matter so much in game. They will still look like the Lions and they will still look pretty darn good. I also must say that the throwback looks even better with the new blue and a silver facemask. The NFC North's title for best-dressed division is safe. ~Maybe it's a stretch to think that they would think this far, but I believe that they went to the trouble of making blue pants the norm on the road to move their look away from the Cowboys' main aesthetic for good. Since their new helmet looks even more like the 'Boys than before (silver dome with silver facemask, blue logo and stripe), they thought it would be wise to avoid the potential comparisons altogether and change things up. I'd feel better about it if they'd just use silver socks, though. And perhaps the biggest: ~I believe that this reveal indicates that solid socks are going to be the norm from now on. They wouldn't just make an exception in the rules for one team who wanted to go against the grain to look cool, so the rule obviously isn't going to exist anymore. And if the league won't enforce it any longer, why the heck would individual teams feel the need to? It's not like it was the teams who decided to add the white sanitaries to their uniforms because they thought that they would complement their looks. Since no one will be stopping them anymore, I think that we're going to see players on all teams make the switch to solid socks (if they haven't done so already) in the next couple of years until the white sanis are a relic of a bygone era. I would imagine that that is because the solid sock look for Color Rush must have been considered a success by the league. Take that for what you will.
  7. Not if I have anything to say about it!
  8. You scoundrel...
  9. While the wordmark is admittedly a bit of a misstep, I really don't think it's going to make the gestalt of the uniform look as disastrous as the Browns, Bucs, and Jags sets. As long as they succeed in certain other key areas (pleasant striping, a decent helmet, normal pants, attractive numbers, restrained combos, etc.) it shouldn't ruin the uniform to look at as a whole.
  10. Look closer. They all have sleeve stripes, and they all also have wordmarks within the sleeve stripes.
  11. That's already what their throwback is (though they should switch back to both full time).
  12. Is is it any surprise that I'd like to see Phins return to their unis from that era as well?😏
  13. This is a sound retort and I appreciate it. Yes, I am indeed very sentimental about the this team's aesthetic history. The greatest of times for this franchise were seen in that original uniform, which is my favorite look of all time. Upsetting Elway's Broncos in the '96 playoffs happened in that uniform. 62-7 happened in that uniform. Beating Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh twice in one season happened in that uniform (a rather odd feat that has never been replicated in league history). Fred Taylor reached 10,000 career rushing yards in that uniform. Every change to it since has been a step taken away from being regarded as a serious NFL franchise. The current uniform was coached to the worst all time record by a coach who was allowed to see a tenure of 50 career NFL games. The current uniform has thrown interceptions that ricocheted off of its players feet in consecutive weeks. The current uniform has insulted fans multiple times for not having faith in the team's futile process. The current uniform has allowed itself to be morphed into a walking tribute to baby diaper poop for one week out of the year. Let's just say that the team is hard to look at these days for a fan. On a separate note, I think I remember that the thread for the 2015 Browns makeover started a little more than a year before the fact, and that felt like THAT had lasted forever. Some of the biggest decisions of my life are going to have to happen within the next three years. I may be dead in three years, for all I know. This thread is going to be a wild ride from start to finish.
  14. I will never understand those who have convinced themselves of this sentiment regarding our uni. It is trash from head to toe (not just the head, though especially the head). (Oh, I'm Jax-jacking the crud out of this thread now.) The all-black jersey/pants/socks combo looks like edgy garbage that fails to evoke a lick of the badassery that the team intends to show through it. It is just an abysmal idea to adopt all-black as a full time look when it should only be reserved for occasional alt looks (such as the Ravens current alt, or the Jags' very handsome old black alts). The use of our beloved teal is shockingly horrendous, relegated to gaudy blocks of color throughout the home uni (primarily the contrast-sleeves and pants rectangles(?)). If the use of teal appears to be hastily applied, that is because IT IS (at least in my belief). TIN FOIL HAT TIME: The org made it clear from the beginning of their rebrand that teal was going to majorly take a backseat to Shad Khan's preferred scheme of black and gold. However, this obviously resulted in massive opposition from fans who know how deeply the color is ingrained in the franchise and the town. I believe that this left the team with no choice but to hastily throw some extra teal into the mix. The result? Crappy fill-by-numbers color-blocking. The proof? Check these often overlooked renderings from an old Nike press video regarding the uniform. The uni was going to be even MORE BLACK. The shiny sleeve inserts (claw marks???) are not brought up enough in conversations of how trash this uniform is, but they are indeed trash. The gold nonsense around the neck is trash. The way that there is no consistency across any of the number/NOB outlines is trash. The way that they designed a perfect sleeve logo yet put a slightly modified version of it on the chest for "we-love-the-goddamn-military" reasons, leaving the sleeves desperately bare, is trash. The way that they even designed a teal jersey only to never use it (regardless of the fact that it looks like trash) is trash. It goes without saying that the helmet is super duper trash (but I'm saying it anyway because it is, indeed, a part of this trash mess like everything else). Stupid helmet or not, the whole uniform is haphazardly-thrown-together trash. Bring these back yesterday. I rest my case.