Jungle Jim

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  1. Jungle Jim

    NFL 2018 changes

    It has always bugged me that the leaping tiger and the head logo were both oriented in the wrong direction. Am I the only one that really prefers logos that flow from left to right? This is especially true of football helmets, that must face to the right when depicted.
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    Cleveland Browns re-do in the works for 2020?

    I agree, but with the edits I made.
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    Changes to Titans uniforms in 2018 are 'not minor'

    Is it a foregone conclusion that the flaming thumbtack is going to remain on the helmets? I know it's featured prominently in their new facilities, but couldn't it remain the primary logo while not being used on the helmets? Man, I hate that thing, and the T is so much better.
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    What was the best logo in your team's history?

    This one's been gone for over 25 years and I still miss it. Have not been as passionate about the Reds since then, although many other factors have also contributed.
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    Pittsburgh Steeler Jersey Numbers

    I've always been torn. The gold pants look outstanding with the black jerseys, because the jersey balances with the helmet. That set truly is a classic and one of the best, missing helmet logo aside. But with the white jersey, I don't like the gold pants near as much. Washington has the same issue. Their gold pants look great with the maroon jersey, not so great with the white. I've always felt that, with football uniforms in general, the pants should either be the same color as the helmet or be white. Four teams match up the helmet and pants beautifully: 49ers, Packers, Raiders, and Cowboys (although I wish the colors matched). Someone did a mock up of black pants for the Steelers, and some of us agreed that it was just "off" somehow. I almost wonder if they wouldn't look better with white pants when they wear the white jersey.
  6. Jungle Jim

    Pittsburgh Steeler Jersey Numbers

    You're biased. The missing logo on one side of the helmet is enough to disqualify them. The home set is good enough, but the road set misses the mark with pants that match neither the helmet nor the jersey. The sleeve stripes on the the modern jersey cuts are a mess, also. I've always thought their jerseys and helmets garner more favorable opinions based on the franchise's success while wearing them.
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    Stadium art/banners

    It seemed like that banner hung at Three Rivers for YEARS in the 70s. In the process of trying to find out just how many years, I discovered that it sold for $57,500 seven years ago... https://www.sportscollectorsdaily.com/iconic-steel-curtain-banner-brings-57500/ The original auction house estimate was $10,000 - 15,000. According to a poster on this board, Gene Simmons once rented it from the owner and various celebrities had their photo taken with it.
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    MLB changes 2018?

    Back to the Marlins, I would be in favor of their wearing the original teal-centric sets from 1993 for, say 81 home games and...I don't know...maybe just 81 road games...plus any postseasons games they may play in.
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    2018 NASCAR Paint Schemes

    Seeing these cars make me kinda sad. I recognize the numbers and their fonts, some of which have been around for decades, but that's about it. Twenty years ago I could name all 40+ drivers, their numbers, and primary sponsors off the top of my head. I spent lots of money on die cast cars and seldom missed a race on TV. I stopped watching and started liquidating my die cast collection in the early 00s, which was fortunately before the bottom dropped out of the die cast market. It was fun as long as there was one main scheme for each driver per year, but when they started running one "special" scheme after another, it just became too much to keep up with. Much like what happened with the baseball card industry ten years earlier. Today, with so many part-time sponsors, I imagine it's hard to know who's driving what, unlike the days when Dupont meant Gordon, Goodwrench meant Earnhardt, Kellogg's meant Terry Labonte, STP meant Petty, Valvoline meant Martin, Miller meant Rusty, etc. It was easy to associate the drivers with their long-time sponsors. It was better. That being said, there are still some pretty cars on the track.
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    MLB changes 2018?

    Blooper...Bluepper...meet Gapper. I've never understood the need for Gapper. It's not like we're short on mascots.
  11. The Cincinnati Reds have worn their current set since 2007, and while it is an improvement over the BFBS era of 1999-2006, I have never been a fan of the black-billed road caps and gimmicky font. Is it time for a change? If so, which direction should they go? I will forever be a fan of the simple yet elegant set of 1968-71, and I'd love to see it return. I've said it before, but if they had just kept that look from that point forward, they would be considered unchangeable classics along with teams like the Dodgers, Yankees, and Cardinals. While I loved the pullovers and elastic waistbands as a kid in the 1970s, I now regret that the greatest seasons in the history of the franchise happened in those, rather than the more traditional set that proceeded them. As for the current set, they have lasted longer than most in the history of the franchise. Here's a rundown of their previous looks dating back to 1939, ordered by length of tenure: 1972 - 1992 (21 seasons) -- Pants leg stripe and second red sleeve stripe added 1988-92 1939 - 1955 (17 seasons) -- Blue highlights 1939-46, Red highlights 1947-55 2007 - Present (12 Seasons) 1999 - 2006 (8 seasons) 1993 - 1998 (6 Seasons) 1961 - 1966 (6 Seasons) 1956 - 1960 (5 Seasons) 1967 - 1971 (4 Seasons) -- Pinstripes on home uniform for 1967 season only
  12. Jungle Jim

    NFL 2018 changes

    They may have been okay on an orange background, but they looked horrible on that green background. I don't think there has ever been a green tiger with black stripes. As for the Super Bowl, the league has never strayed from a fairly standard template, so I don't expect they would in the case of the Bengals., who were "lucky" enough to play in it twice. http://fields.gridiron-uniforms.com/controller/controller.php?action=super-bowls
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    Evolving Uniform Opinions

    I've come around some on monochrome football uniforms, but only with non-classic uniforms (Broncos, Seahawks, Bengals, etc) and only if there are contrasting color socks. I'm also coming around some on matte baseball batting helmets, but I'll always hold a nostalgic fondness for the traditional shiny ones. (I hate to imagine a world where I had not witnessed Jose Cruz's beautiful orange helmet twinkling under the lights of the Astrodome in the 1970s. ) As a kid in the 70s, I loved the baseball pullover jerseys and elastic waistbands, and hated the "old-fashioned" button-downs and belts. I'm the opposite now. I thought short shorts looked normal on basketball players in the 70s and 80s, but now they look really funny.
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    Super Bowl Potential Uniform Matchups

    Other than seeing Pittsburgh lose, I really don't care who wins what in the playoffs, so I root for good uniforms to stick around as long as possible, and hope the ugly ones get beaten quickly. As much as I have always had a soft spot for the New Orleans Saints, I was glad to get their awful black leotards out of the way, and thankful to not have to look at them again in the NFC Championship game. Now, what are we going to do about the Jaguars and that helmet?
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    New Orleans Saints - A Uniform Odyssey

    This x1000, and hopefully today's heartbreaking loss will convince to put those hideous things in the dumpster, never to be seen again. How is that so many teams got it so right in past decades and then look like complete garbage today? I've always believed that in football, the pants should either match the helmet or be white, with very few exceptions. So, in the case of the Saints, the gold pants with matching helmet stripes is the way to go, regardless of black or white jersey. I was going to say that if they must have black pants, they should at least put striping down the leg and wear contrasting socks. But I deleted those keystrokes, because there is no redeeming them. One final pet peeve about the Saints: there are racing stripes down the middle of the helmet, but three-part stripes appear nowhere else on the uniform. The helmet stripes work for the Cowboys, Packers, 49ers, etc, because the pants match. The Saints need follow suit by matching them up on the pants, and including some on the jerseys. Either that, or remove them from the helmet.