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  1. As perfect as the 2007 Patriots.
  2. Regarding the Lions wordmark on the sleeves: It's a given that any newly-designed jersey has to have the team name on it somewhere for marketing purposes. Most teams have chosen to go with a small chest wordmark, like the Lions' current uniforms, the Broncos, the Patriots, the Texans, the 49ers, and many others. But the chest of a uniform gets crowded, with the NFL collar logo, the numbers, and various patches. So although my first reaction is "WTF," I don't mind the sleeve logo as much as I thought I would. Other teams that have done that (Bucs, Seahawks) have been able to avoid cluttering the front of the uniform. Otherwise, I like it, although I'm worried that they'll produce a uniform that's too bright/saturated, like the current Dolphins' uniform. We already know they're using a brighter blue, and there's a chance that bright blue combined with silver will produce a uniform that's too low-contrast. But I guess we'll see.
  3. I hope they don't change to a white helmet. Plain white helmets are owned by Penn State, and nobody wants to voluntarily associate themselves with Penn State, least of all a team in Ohio. The current set is fugly, but could be cleaned up with a few tweaks. Make the shoulder striping a normal length. Remove the wordmark from the pants and extend the pants striping fully. Remove the contrast stitching. All of a sudden, you'd have a solid uniform. Lots of people seem to be saying the drop shadow should be either removed or converted to an outline. I disagree. Outlines don't look good with this color combination (see the 1984 uniform), and the drop shadow is unique. It's also not a big enough drop shadow to be obnoxious, like the ones that were in vogue in the late 90s and early 00s. Plus, the Browns have a history with drop shadow.
  4. Deservedly so. I started watching the NFL around 1990, and the Oilers were one of my favorite teams almost solely because they had sweet uniforms and ran the run 'n' shoot.
  5. Dollars to donuts that the Rams and Chargers are coordinating (perhaps at the NFL's behest) to avoid having anywhere close to the same "look" now that they're both in LA. This would explain the Rams dropping yellow/gold. And I'm guessing the Chargers will change their blue from navy to either powder blue or their brighter "color rush" blue. The last thing the NFL wants is for a football fan in LA (assuming they exist) to be able to buy one set of gear to support the colors of both teams.
  6. They went with blue road pants for a year in 1998, and I never really liked them. The silver/white/silver look was much cleaner and more symmetrical. But since this is Nike, I'm sure we'll have every possible combination of blue and silver in the uniform components.
  7. Since they have silver helmets (and presumably will be sticking with them - I can't imagine them in anything else), presumably the logo on the helmet will look outline-free. This would be a similar change to what the Panthers did a few years ago, which was a huge improvement.
  8. Mouse? Well put. "Mouse" is the wrong word, because the brain injury concerns are very serious. But to fix the analogy, prohibiting alternate helmets as a safety measure is like noticing a poisonous snake in your house, and reacting by going outside and shooting your neighbor's dog. There's no evidence whatsoever that one has anything to do with the other.
  9. Charles Woodson: Jim Harbaugh:
  10. It's also on the 50 yard line of their field.
  11. YES!!!!!!! I remember me and BraveBird had a 2 page discussion or so back in the 2011 thread about the silver britches disappearance for grey. Glad to see they're coming back! If Nike has finally figured out how to make metallic pants with whatever their latest uniform technology is, I hope they use them for every team that has a metallic-colored helmet as well. It looks weird for a team to have a silver helmet and gray pants, or a gold helmet and khaki pants. For instance, I think this: Looks much better than this:
  12. Which is actually their historical color. This candy-apple red is far too bright. Then they should consider making their jerseys and pants that color too. It would help differentiate them from Nebraska. This shade of red looks so much better (although I prefer every other design element of the modern set):
  13. Lame. I can think of plenty of reasons someone would need a completely full bar mask. Most of them being not getting my fingers bitten off by another player and not having my nose picked/broke from another player. The bottom of those piles can get dirty. Is that really a concern? You would think that if players got their fingers bitten or noses broken in the bottom of piles, we would hear about it routinely. Plus, we're talking about the big hands of NFL players here - a mask like Joe Thomas's or Ryan Clady's provides basically as much protection to the nose/eyes from prying fingers as one of those douchey "freight train" ones.
  14. I see. I absolutely loved Seattle's old color scheme and uni's. Now, I didn't like their mid to late 90's look, I mean the 70's-80's scheme. The Sonics' look immediately prior to their move was one of my favorite in the NBA. It was modern, yet the arch on the jersey was a nod to the team's uniform history.
  15. My biggest problem with the Chargers' current (as of last year) set was that the navy road pants on top of navy socks looked like hot garbage: If they can fix the road socks in a similar fashion - make them primarily white with yellow and possibly blue accents, or something, to avoid the unitard look and the white panel just stopping at the sock - then I'll officially become a fan of this set.