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A lot of people here at the mothership reference the NFL's "five year rule" when it comes to changes in uniforms, helmets, logos and so forth. But what is the rule, exactly? Well, thanks to my bothering to look it up, I'm providing the answer for future, I'm sure scholarly, discussion. The "five year rule" is represented by a resolution adopted by the NFL's Executive Council as "2002 Resolution G-3." The formatting might get a little wonky below but its current form, verbatim (verbatim to the point where I'm even following the author's mistake in that the NFL's Constitution and Bylaws uses roman numerals, thus there is no "Article 19," but rather an "Article XIX"), is as follows... But wait... there's more! Only this I have to modify from the original text's layout because it's in table format... Isn't that simple to understand?
That's right the East vs West format is gone! players are voted into a "pool" of players and the top 2 vote getters become captains (like on the playground) and pick their teams from that pool. More details here: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20905491/nba-all-star-game-switch-formats-captains-pick-team-conference-affiliations What do you think of this shake-up?
I thought this might be of some interest to the community here. These are pictures of two posters that get hung on gameday in every NFL locker room. Spelling out, in amazingly minute detail, every rule and violation involved in the wearing of a profession football uniform. I guess this is what the players are supposed to be looking at when getting dressed. I'm sure to a lot of people these are a pretty damning example of the "No Fun League" in action, but I disagree. I wish baseball and college football (for instance) were equally exacting, personally. In fact, my only wish would be that the NFL were a little more hardcore in enforcing these rules. I see the sock rules, especially, get broken constantly.
Back about 1991, I drew up a logo and jumper kit for an Australian Football League club called the Tasmania Devils. This was after Adelaide joined the league, and I felt there needed to be a sixteenth team to balance things out. I came up with the colours blue and black because I thought there was no side in the league that carried them. Today, I managed to recreate my drawings onto SVG Inkscape. These are what they look like: Logo Shield: Jumpers: Now I know what you're all thinking. These aren't proper colours for a team in Tasmania, and that they should be decked out in green and red. Well, I got that covered: Logo Shield: Jumpers: C&C.