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  1. 54 minutes ago, Bucfan56 said:


    I kinda feel like the amount we’ve seen so far is usually what we end up seeing before every reveal. Nike in particular is usually REALLY good at keeping this stuff under wraps, and off the top of my head, I can’t really think of any of these NFL uniforms that have full out leaked really early. We may see a few items here and there a few days before the reveal, because it’s really hard to control what vendors do (no matter how much they may be threatened beforehand). But I don’t think we’ve ever gotten a really significant NFL leak this far out in the Nike era. 


    Off the top of my head (correct me if I’m wrong) we’ve had nine teams change in the Nike era. 


    Vikings - Nothing till the day of


    Lions - Rumors of more gray and no black, but no real leaks


    Browns - A vendor leaked the jerseys a day or two early


    Bucs - They released their logos early, but the uniforms came out day of the reveal or just before


    Jags - Everything we heard ahead of time they told us


    Titans - Day of, I think.


    Dolphins - Day of


    Jets - We’ll see


    Seahawks - Day of, I think? And that was the very first one





    I wouldn’t expect to see much until the reveal date. 




    The Lions actually released their new logo color scheme and font in February of 2017. 2 months before their uniform release . It would be nice if the jets at least did that.

  2. 13 hours ago, TheOldRoman said:


    See, I was thinking they meant the horns on the helmet were sacred, as that's the one thing the team has had for something like 70 years. I really like the sleeve horns, but I would be fine if they got rid of them as long as the rest of the set was great. The actual template of the StL set would be fine for me with the right colors (and a block font).


    In addition to the awful new Nike font, the other great thing they'll ruin will be the pants. It'll be some crap like yellow, white and blue pants to matching the jersey. with a weird truncated stripe which curls around like a horn. There's no way these turn out anywhere close to as good as the throwbacks.

    I agree with you on the helmet. I think that’s what they were talking about as sacred.

  3. On 1/31/2019 at 9:42 AM, Old School Fool said:

    I figured since there was talk about Deion Sanders' facemask in this thread that I would post this rare photo I found of Deion wearing a normal style facemask. It doesn't look right.



    Wow! You’re right my first thought was that isn’t Deion, I don’t care how he is holding the ball, I don’t care that he has his running form, I don’t care that all the rest of his equipment screams Deion. That isn’t Deion. But it is.

  4. 4 hours ago, kimball said:

    Wow ... has it really been since 2013? It doesn't seem like that old of a rule. I know that this has been discussed ad nauseam ... but ... there has to be a way around it by now. Even to limit the pros to a two lid rule is waaaaaaaaay more restricted than what we see in college.


    I'd love to see more of these era appropriate match ups and it's too bad we want see that next year like we did in '94. 

    Yep 2013 was the first year. Pats obviously haven't worn their throwbacks since 2012 and the Redskins only used the brown faux leather helmet for 1 year (2012) with their throwbacks.

  5. I would trust teams to keep themselves looking traditional, something most NFL teams, and traditional college powers have done when it comes to Nike. However, I do expect to see some stupid alternates that get fire emojis because baseball is trying everything they can to capture the younger crowds, since it is the one sport having the biggest problem doing that.

  6. 11 hours ago, OaklandIsBack said:

    The 2019 rule change phasing out some older helmet models has changed a few “classic” looks

    Yes but most of those guys that had them before are grandfathered in to keep their old helmet if they wanted. Brady went back to his old helmet after a few weeks and Antonio Brown continued to wear his old Schutt helmet.



  7. 10 hours ago, Chewbacca said:

    I totally agree with everyone about the Cowboys' pants. They have to go a.s.a.p. What I want to see the Cowboys do is make a royal blue jersey that matches their white jersey and finally banish those awful pants and replace them with pants that match their helmets. I'd like to also see the Cowboys remove the thin navy stripes on each royal blue stripe on the white jersey too. I think navy and silver go great together too but I think the royal blue looks terrific on their white jersey. If it weren't for that stupid one-helmet rule, I'd have the Cowboys wearing their white jersey (with grey/silver pants to match their helmet and without the navy trim on the stripes), a matching royal blue jersey, and the 60's throwback as an alternate uniform.

    I'm pretty sure the thin stripes around the royal blue stripes are actually black and not navy.

  8. 1 hour ago, NFLfan10 said:

    Those kinds of polls are so pointless since the average fan is gonna think monochrome is "cool" and that will win every time. They did lose their last game in all black so maybe they switch it up? Doubt it with Pittsburgh wearing their own shade of gold pants.

    Exactly the only way the gold pants will ever win one of these stupid polls is if the Saints wear a gold jersey to go along with them. Then there will be one million fire emoji comments. Also, no I am not advocating for the Saints to ever bring back those hideous gold jerseys.

  9. 2 hours ago, s3ahawkz said:

    So I think the Seahawks are going to wear wolf grey this week. They changed the background of their Twitter which I've noticed usually matches the jersey they are wearing and this week it is grey

    The Lions better not go all blue to match, the 2 times they've done that have not been good. SNF against Pittsburgh last year when they lost by five but only scored on 5 field goals, and obviously the MNF debacle to open this season.

  10. 10 hours ago, Chawls said:

    I’d probably put Lions/Dolphins ahead of Bills/Colts, only because if I have to nitpick in order to break the tie (and I do), I’m in the camp of facemasks-should-be-a-team-color. And goodness, does that Honolulu Blue make me wish the Lions could be an outdoor team. Just gorgeous in the afternoon sunlight.  

    I'm a Lions season ticket holder and I agree with you on the Honolulu Blue in the sunlight, it looks so much better in the sun than inside. I can't complain though because come November, you can call me a wuss all you want, I am glad as hell that there is a roof on Ford Field. I like tailgating in the elements, then warming up during the game. I do wish they had a retractable roof for the September/October games, or just a glass roof like Minnesota.

  11. 3 hours ago, keyser.soze said:

    W/ the Jets changing uniforms in 2019, my upcoming thought has become irrelevant. But i still wanted to get this off my chest. In 2013, Nike took over as NFL uni outfitter; and they essentially just forced team uni designs into their template. Specifically for the Jets, this caused an atrocious look when the arm sleeves/caps seams and the shoulder seems meet up


    Since 2013, this has always bugged me. Because I could instantly see the quick fix; but 5 years later, it still looks the same. please bear with me




    Here's the away uni for example. Nike/NFL simply used the shoulder sleeve stripes ALA the Colts, and stuck them onto the Jets. Which is completely fine. Solely speaking on these shoulder stripes, the colors go Green/White/Green. Using MS Paint, I just swapped the sleeve colors to W/G/W. Now there isn't that hideous transition from arm sleeve/cap to shoulder seam. On the primary home Green jerseys, just swap the colors around again


  12. 8 hours ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:



    The Clippers have plenty of fans in L.A. and draw very well. They are far behind the Lakers in terms of prestige; but they have better support than most NBA teams, having outdrawn the Lakers for five straight years until last season.


    By contrast, the Chargers have very few fans in L.A., and draw extremely poorly. Opposing fans dominate the crowd in every home game. These things will not change. Once Spanos is gone (either through his selling the team or through his shuffling off this mortal coil), the NFL will correct his mistake and will arrange for the Chargers to leave Los Angeles where they are ignored, and to go back to San Diego where they will be embraced.


    The Clippers are the second team in L.A. That's just fine. But the Chargers are the third team in L.A., behind the Rams and the Raiders. (The Raiders' move to Las Vegas will only strengthen them in L.A.) The Chargers have no future in L.A.; and the league won't put up with such abject floundering.

    Trying to compare the 2 situations is ridiculous. The Clippers have been in LA for 34 years and just went through their most successful period in team history while the Lakers have been going through their lowest point in team history. The Chargers are in their second season in LA, of course they haven't had a chance to build a fan base. I want the Chargers back in SD just as much as any football fan but winning and time will change everything for them in LA.

  13. 1 hour ago, Matito said:

    The problem with the Bucs' current pewter isn't necessarily that it's flat compared to the previous shiny material, but that it's just dark. It looks brown, not pewter. Lighten it up and it would look better.


    As far as their previous uniform as a whole, yes, there's a lot of sentiment for it based on Super Bowl XXXVII, but it had definitely started to look dated by 2013. The team went way overboard (no pun intended) on "fixing" it, but a change was starting to be necessary. I think there could have been a few tweaks to the 1997-2013 uniforms to make them more timeless, such as toning down on the multiple outlines of numbers/pant stripes or brightening the red (the best change Nike made), and they could have become a new classic.

    I strongly disagree, nothing about this look was dated in 2013 or would look dated 5 years later. I will say I actually like the new logo more and think it would look great on this set if it is normal size.




  14. 30 minutes ago, Gupti said:

    What in god’s name is on Joe’s chest?


    Also, fwiw, Harbaugh has always had this thing about “playing like you practice” or whatnot. Hence, practice in game jerseys.

    Those are patches players get for attending workouts, and OTAs during the off-season.

  15. 12 hours ago, Gupti said:

    Dang, those shoulders look so barren. I know they aren’t required for college ball and aren’t exactly “necessary” anymore, but TV numbers have always made a uniform feel more complete to me. For instance, Clemson totally boosted their look for me when they added them alongside their paws two years ago. It’s such a pet peeve of mine that I feel like I can’t judge a set properly if they aren’t present, especially when there’s so much negative space left behind. Am I alone here?

    I’m with you, there are only 2 teams that I can tolerate not having numbers on shoulders or sleeves and They are Alabama and Stanford. I hate how they are practically being erased from the college game.