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  1. 2017 NFL Season

    Well, my Vikings took a disappointing but not unexpected loss today. However, any Sunday when both Dallas and Green Bay get curb stomped can't be all bad.
  2. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

  3. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    OK, I'm confused. Was there more than one team called Memphis playing today? Because the Memphis I saw was dressed like this; On what planet do those whipped cream swirls make anyone think of Tigers? My wife walked by while this game was on, did a double take at the screen, and here's the exchange that followed. WIFE: "What are those weird streaks supposed to be on those helmets?" (Side note - my wife is from Cincinnati) ME: "Tiger Stripes" WIFE: "Blue and white tiger stripes? Are they idiots?" ME: "Apparently"
  4. Uniform concept I made when I was 8

    Oh, I never lived in Indy. I was just trying to put a team in a city I had heard of, but that didn't have a team. Somewhere in that stack, I might have drawings for the "Milwaukee Evergreens" and the "Newark Bluecoats".
  5. Uniform concept I made when I was 8

    Recently we moved my Mom out of her house, and in the basement I found an old army locker I had squirreled away, with a few childhood treasures. Along with some awesome old sports magazines, and some hand painted action figures was a stack of drawings. They were in surprisingly good shape for being as much as 45 years old... probably because they were stacked so tight, and my parents' religious use of a dehumidifier. They ranged from probably age 5 to age 14, mostly superheroes, but as I got older, a few football uniform designs started creeping in. This one was the oldest; I actually remember making this. I was probably 8, maybe 9... early 70's. I had been given an amazing set of markers... red, yellow, light blue, royal blue, pink, dark green, and black. At the time, I drew most every in pencil and went over it with a black ball point pen, then colored it in. I remember wanting to use as many colors as possible, but I couldn't get the green in. What I was really fascinated by is how much the set up looks like my current template I use today, and how I had already become a crazy stickler for matching stripes. Naturally, I decided to put it on an updated template; I tried my best to stick as close as possible to my 8 year old design... no "fixing". (The exceptions being the added "W" on the logo... I mean, come on!, and the addition of a road jersey, which I don't think at the time I bothered with.) There were other uniforms in there... for the most part, I started out inventing my own teams, but later I had a bunch of new designs for the Minnesota Vikings. Apparently at the time, I was very interested in adding a lot of yellow/gold to the Vikings. Anyway, I hope some of you get a kick out of this. I had a lot of fun making it. (Both times!) And if the Kansas Jayhawks break out something similar, I'm suing!
  6. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    Yeah, I agree. At least they're only using that material on the stripes and have stop using it on the numbers (see Louisville). That sheen on the numbers destroys everything. Make the stripes twill and put the jersey's version of puddles on the pants also. Three of everything in white, green, and yellow, don't overdue the monochrome... done.
  7. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    Um, yeah, that's how uniforms work. Sorry, but this all just sounds insane. I said this earlier in this thread, and I'll repeat it. Now that every two-bit program in CFB does what Oregon used to do, the Ducks would be smart to get off the clown-suit-of-the-week train. They did it first, for a while they arguably did it the best, but now it's over. It's played out. And after a few playoff appearances, including making it to a championship, they should be above it. Now that everybody is finally taking you seriously (last year notwithstanding), you need to raise your self-esteem and put your boobs away. Uniform-wise, Oregon is there. Ignoring a few quibbles over minor details, it's over. They're done. This uniform... ...is quite nearly perfect for them. It's modern, it's clean, it's instantly recognizable, and it still looks like no other team on any level of football. And that color scheme... I am not a good enough writer to express how much I like those two colors together. And that green! In isolation, just that color alone, that is currently my favorite color in sports. Repeat... IN SPORTS. Having said all that, do I expect Oregon to eventually jump back on the goofball express? Yup, unfortunately.
  8. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    What? Oregon hasn't looked this good consistently in a decade.
  9. Please ban hammer don't hurt 'em

    Hard to believe Denis wasn't slicker than that.
  10. Uniform concept I made when I was 8

    On my computer.
  11. Uniform concept I made when I was 8

    I think the original one faded a bit. It looks like I had colored it in with the sky blue marker first, and decided it was too light and went over it with the royal blue. Maybe I can try a different blue.
  12. Minnesota Vikings logo 1961-1965 updated version

    That IS odd. It's always weird when you see a strangely colored version of the logo. This is the one used by Cincinnati Princeton High School; They apparently think the back of the hair is some sort of extension of the helmet.
  13. infrared41's Best and Worst 2017 - NFL Week One

    Good to have this thread back.
  14. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    Come on! That's not a jersey... it's his letter sweater, for when he's being the Big Gopher On Campus.
  15. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    To be honest, I didn't even reference back to the post you were responding to, because your comment did NOT say "this guy won't debate, he just likes what he likes". What you said was this; First, you made it universal to everyone who prefers tradition uniforms, (you didn't say "response and/or statement", you said "responses and statements") and then moaned about how frustrating it is to the lone debater among the troglodyte masses. That's what I was responding to. It would be pompous and condescending if it wasn't so ridiculous.
  16. I agree completely. Sometimes the most logical solution, the one that depends too heavily on a less imaginative designer's beloved "continuity" are the least interesting. More often than not, its the so called quirks that make the uniform. There's a lot of people on this board that worry too much about how sore their thumbs are.
  17. This is, by far, the best Giants look.
  18. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    No one has ever said that here. Ever. Seems to me, this is an obvious case of you hearing what you want to hear. Just to be clear, you're saying that without fail, your well thought out, intelligent defenses of your opinions are universally met with neanderthal grunts of "old is good, new is bad." Oh, OK.
  19. NFL 2017 changes?

    Cleveland shouldn't return to their old look? Players not all wearing the same color shoes? Please just don't say "throwemback".
  20. NFL 2017 changes?

    You forgot sleeve stripes that migrate half way to the neckline.
  21. NFL 2017 changes?

    Exactly. This has been gone over a number of times but still we have to dig thru all these post complaining about the rule on the basis of reasoning that has nothing to do with the rule. The next time somebody posts something along the lines of "if college can maintain 5 or 6 helmets, why can't the pros?" can that person just get a week suspension? You know why colleges can do what they want with multiple helmets? It's because college players have no union, college administrations don't really have to care what those kids think, and most 18 to 21 year olds would put "looking cool" significantly higher than "protecting your future brain" (as would, apparently, many of this board's posters). Those kids have zero power. Unlike unionized professional players, some making multi-millions of dollars. Let's look at this logically. If, say, Tom Brady likes and chooses a particular helmet, and that helmet is no longer being used, the team can reasonable accommodate him with one or maybe two helmets (assuming he doesn't go on a massive helmet destruction tear, which could be argued is nobodies fault) and at least give the impression to him (and, potentially, his lawyers) that their doing the best they can do honor his personal wishes in regards to his cranial safety. However, if the team comes to multi-millionaire Tom Brady, and says, "Hey, Tom, we know you prefer this helmet, but a somewhat small portion of our fan base would love to see a throwback white helmet, and since we can't go around searching for old helmets just for you without at least offering to do it for every player in the league, we are just pretty much going to demand that you take this new helmet because we said so. Don't worry, the manufacturer says that these superfluous random slots and Klingon-like ridges make it 1.45% safer, so you should be fine." Now, to follow this further, let's say Mr. Brady (God forbid) suffers a career ending head injuring while wearing this awesome looking throwback helmet. How far do you think into the eventual lawsuit do we get before the lawyers bring up the indefensible point that the league would not let him wear the helmet of his choice? Of course, you can certainly argue that none of this really has as much to do with caring about safety as it does with giving the appearance of caring about safety in the event of future lawsuits, but if I'm running a giant corporation, that would be reason enough for me. Maybe I'm missing something.
  22. NFL 2017 changes?

    No. If the Eagle want to wear a kelly green helmet, they need to just drop that ugly blue-green color and wear a kelly green helmet.
  23. NFL 2017 changes?

    What about if I put on a bright blue-green shirt?
  24. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    Yeah, I'd agree about the helmet, actually. The rainbow is handled in a completely different (and much less effective) way, and the UH is dull. If this uniform were used as a basis for a new primary, instead of a relatively faithful throwback, the helmet logo could be redesigned to fit better with the rest of the uniform. As for the numbers, personally, I've recently become a bit of a fan of selectively used single layer numbers. This is a perfect example. When you have that many equal secondary colors, how would you choose one for an outline? That bright green number is awesome IMO. Plus I just found it annoying that this extremely unique and recognizable, one of a kind uniform got replaced by another dark colored monochrome copycat. The tribal designs made it a bit more interesting than a lot of looks from the same timeframe, but not worth what they were giving up. And to make the whole thing more distasteful, there were some subtle (and some not so subtle) homophobic undertones to the initial dropping of the Rainbows name and look. To me, that was far more "ridiculous" than this clever and fun uniform. More examples;
  25. New Seattle Seahawks alternate logo