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henburg    79
1 hour ago, Ice_Cap said:

The problem is I haven't seen much actual belittling. It seems to me like people who like what is admittedly "against the norm" take anything short of fawning over their "unique" opinions as "belittling."

 

I don't think anyone here is adverse to discussion and an exchange of ideas. The notion that it's just the traditionalist side of things that shoot down any attempt at discussion/oversimplify the argument to a strawman is false. VikingsNotMinnesota's own recent posts prove that the "modern" fans are just as capable of over-simplifying and belittling the opinions of those they don't agree with as any "traditional" fan.

 

In short? If you want productive discussion? Show you're (a general "you") are willing to engage in it.

 

I just called it belittling in that VikingsNotMinnesota's original post that started this whole discourse in the first place pointed out that aside from both teams sporting traditionally-styled uniforms, there was really nothing very visually exciting or even pleasing about that match up due to the near monochromatic color scheme. I think it's a more than valid point, but his post was met with people reducing what he said to strawmen almost immediately.

 

Obviously nobody is perfect in this situation. I wasn't trying to split posters into two factions, I'd hope that people consider their tastes to be more complex than "all traditional" or "all modern". Taking it case by case is the only right way to do it IMO, and I am in total agreement with your last point. 

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upperV03    2,160

Minnesota going all-gold on Saturday with a new asymmetric helmet design honoring their mascot:

Here's a closeup of the gopher head decal on the left side:IMG_7247.thumb.JPG.57228db8cc32255e6fdf1e83fd1446ac.JPG

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WSU151    2,399
5 minutes ago, upperV03 said:

Minnesota going all-gold on Saturday with a new asymmetric helmet design honoring their mascot:

Here's a closeup of the gopher head decal on the left side:IMG_7247.thumb.JPG.57228db8cc32255e6fdf1e83fd1446ac.JPG

 

The reason for it is quite stupid, but the design is actually not awful.  I like the attempt at the fur stripes.

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Webfooter    271

Think they easily could have just gone with the fur stripes and the M logos on both sides and it'd be a top-notch helmet for them.

 

Also, Oregon was using their green helmets today in practice, which is a clear sign they plan on using them this weekend against Wyoming.

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upperV03    2,160

^Yep, and I'm guessing they'll pair the green helmets with the rumored new white jerseys, probably with either green or white pants:

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I'm personally expecting the first option, but the second option wouldn't surprise me either. And just as a reminder, the white jersey in these mockups might be slightly different from the real thing, as I based it off of some rumors, some leaked info/images, and some of my own suspicions.

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ZipperClub    39
1 hour ago, upperV03 said:

Minnesota going all-gold on Saturday with a new asymmetric helmet design honoring their mascot:

Here's a closeup of the gopher head decal on the left side:

I'm trying to figure out what/who is being censored in that Twitter video. 

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Webfooter    271
13 minutes ago, ZipperClub said:

I'm trying to figure out what/who is being censored in that Twitter video. 

I was kinda wondering the same thing.  It was just odd to have it happen a few times throughout the video.

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mstein    9
On 9/11/2017 at 8:08 AM, ltp74 said:

I wonder if Pitt is going to wear the throwback colors for bigger games and leave the navy and beige for the Youngstown State and Duke level games until they fully switch over next year.

 

Duke level???  You know Duke-Pitt is a division rivalry game, right?  Duke, the same division rival that Pitt broke out the throwbacks against last year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1976 National Championship team.....

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3 hours ago, upperV03 said:

Minnesota going all-gold on Saturday with a new asymmetric helmet design honoring their mascot:

Here's a closeup of the gopher head decal on the left side:IMG_7247.thumb.JPG.57228db8cc32255e6fdf1e83fd1446ac.JPG

That's so ridiculously stupid I kinda like it.

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Midway    366

Gah. I want to hate that Minnesota helmet but I can't. 

 

Also, would it be unpopular to say I'm still not fond of TCU's set and don't get why everyone drools over them? They've mixed and matched so many elements in the past decade I'm not sure they have a real identity anymore. I've always had a soft spot for the LT era set because it was both cohesive and memorable. 

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lbj273    46
1 hour ago, Power_Ranger_Rick said:

I actually am a huge fan of the "fur stripes" on the helmet. They're fun and instantly recognizable to most intimate CFB fans.59b8b914e89f8_Screenshot(85).thumb.png.c8d84f1ed6d608c2f85ade75d4118d74.png

 

 

Slap the M on both sides and wear it with the maroon jerseys and it would be a fun alternate, but the all gold is gonna look bad and the asymmetric helmet doesn't help save the look

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ltp74    48
7 hours ago, mstein said:

 

Duke level???  You know Duke-Pitt is a division rivalry game, right?  Duke, the same division rival that Pitt broke out the throwbacks against last year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1976 National Championship team.....

Pitt-Duke is a divisional game but nowhere near a rivalry. Maybe I should have worded it better, Pitt will most likely break out the throwback look for bigger TV games while the bland navy and beige look will be used for the ESPN3, ESPNU and ACC syndication games. I think the Duke game last year was homecoming hence the 1976 National Championship celebration so they would have worn the throwbacks not matter who they played.

Pitt's new AD seems to get it when it comes to the throwback uniforms and colors so they'll be showcased when Pitt's on a big stage this year, the previous AD's saw the throwbacks as a nuisance or didn't get that they meant something to most of the fans.

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WSU151    2,399
7 minutes ago, ltp74 said:

Pitt-Duke is a divisional game but nowhere near a rivalry. Maybe I should have worded it better, Pitt will most likely break out the throwback look for bigger TV games while the bland navy and beige look will be used for the ESPN3, ESPNU and ACC syndication games. I think the Duke game last year was homecoming hence the 1976 National Championship celebration so they would have worn the throwbacks not matter who they played.

Pitt's new AD seems to get it when it comes to the throwback uniforms and colors so they'll be showcased when Pitt's on a big stage this year, the previous AD's saw the throwbacks as a nuisance or didn't get that they meant something to most of the fans.

 

I believe (as of now, at least) Pitt's wearing the navy and gold against a top-10 Oklahoma State team.

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Colt16    0
8 hours ago, Midway said:

Gah. I want to hate that Minnesota helmet but I can't. 

 

Also, would it be unpopular to say I'm still not fond of TCU's set and don't get why everyone drools over them? They've mixed and matched so many elements in the past decade I'm not sure they have a real identity anymore. I've always had a soft spot for the LT era set because it was both cohesive and memorable. 

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Honestly if TCU got rid of the stupid frog print stuff, they would have one of the better uniforms in college football 

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