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  1. Gosh I remember that 2007 game. It was ugly in every conceivable way.
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    Cleveland Indians Unveil New Uniform, Cap for 2019

    Really odd what they did with the blue jersey. I'm not opposed to using the "CLEVELAND" mark but ditching the piping just seems odd. The block "C" is fine. No complaints. I'd prefer they use a wishbone with the script marks or switch full time to the block "INDIANS" but its fine. Personally I really hate the "Caveman" style so the block design is better than nothing.
  3. Looks like an all-black color rash.
  4. The Oilers wore non-block numerals just in 1960 and Raiders wore non-block numerals in 1961 and 1962. The font itself wasn't the same as the Bears though. From 1963 to 1997, the total number of teams wearing non-block numerals was exactly 1, the Bears. Oddly enough, I've wondered if there is actually a connection between the Bears non-block numbers and the Cubs non-block numbers. Some of the early versions of the Bears numbers in 1950's looked pretty similar to the Cubs numbers.
  5. They switched to navy undersleeves for home games in 2016. So its not immediate recent but pretty recent.
  6. Some credit to Nike here. With the current template, they've finally gotten the colors right. The Bears' navy blue should be so deep and rich that appears darker than black in the bright sun. The orange should be glowing and radiant. The numbers have curves but they're also straight, erect and bold. For decades they were the only non-block numbers worn on an NFL field and it shows. The wishbone "C" on the helmet has creates a false eye, like the white spot on an Orca. It's a thing of beauty.
  7. I would generally agree with you but for some unknown completely arbitrary reason my brain is giving this a pass. Same with the Vikings purple pants. No logical reason and white socks still very much preferred, I'm just giving this a pass.
  8. I really like the Lions in blue pants. I feel like the Honolulu blue is such a wonderful color that it'd be a shame if we only got to see it at home. It looked great yesterday in sparkling November sun by the Lake. Side Note: How amazing do the Bears home uniforms look now that they switched to navy undersleeves? It really looks like they're wearing an old school jersey from the 40's or 50's.
  9. It might be an unpopular opinion but I definitely enjoy them. Seeing them every road game last year was satisfying. I'd like to see them stay around.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Baseball too.
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    NHL 2018-19

    With the new Thirds coming out I need to say this about Adidas's tenure in the NHL. I FORKING HATE THE NEW TEMPLATE The collar design never looks good unless its entirely one solid colour which is bad news for 90% of NHL teams. The cut of the jersey with the hem stripes lining up with the rounded hem also looks God awful. Especially since the rear hem is somehow more curved than the front hem. Moreover, the jerseys being sold in stores use the worst possible fabrics. The stripes on my Blackhawks have looked really off since the switch, especially on the white sweater. The stripes should be essentially 5, equal blocks of alternating color: black-white-red-white-black. But comparing the old and the new the white portions seem wider and the color portions narrower which throws the balance way off compared to the Edge template. Add to that the way the new collar template is almost entirely red/white which throws off the balance. Since going to a two colour collar in the 60's, the ratio between the two collar colours has always been about 50-50. This new system is joke and yes I blame it for the end of the Blackhawks dynasty. *END RANT
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    I still prefer the Senators name since Ottawa is the capital but it is definitely weirdly used in their scheme. They have a helmeted Roman officer on their primary crest but being an officer in the Roman Army didn't mean you were a Senator. To be a Senator was to be a member of a specific sub set of the Roman Aristocracy which gave the holder the right to a seat in the Senate House to debate legislation and select the magistrates. Senators were selected for top military and government positions like Consul and Praetor but being a Senator didn't make someone a soldier. A Centurion, however, was always a soldier, the officer in charge of a Century of roughly 80 legionaries. So a guy in a helmet was more likely to be a Centurion than a Senator. What I would really like would be for the Senators to come up with a logo similar to this one from the Twins: Ottawa is also a city divided by a River, but its further divided between Ontario and Quebec so it would be really cool to have that emphasized. Perhaps by using two guys in red-lined togas on hockey skates shaking hands.
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    MLB x Nike Aeroswift - Oakland Athletics (11/30)

    I love this design. The harlequin, split striping is such a neat trick. It's bold but not overpowering.
  14. How is this not what they wear every road game?
  15. It's the Color Rash jersey with the classic pants and helmet. It's not the throwbacks because the helmet logo is still the current one.