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14 minutes ago, BJ Sands said:

I feel like most articles about uniforms suck, but a couple quibbles aside, this is pretty spot-on.

 

https://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2018/7/16/17567784/nfl-uniforms-upgrade-retro-throwbacks-panthers-falcons-chargers-browns

 

Wow.  I clicked expecting to roll my eyes at the usual fluff and nonsense, but you were right... not too much to argue with there.  Could've been written by a regular from this board.  Outdated modernism, Nike hatchet jobs, and clunky fauxbacks pretty much sums it up.

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1 hour ago, oldschoolvikings said:

 

Wow.  I clicked expecting to roll my eyes at the usual fluff and nonsense, but you were right... not too much to argue with there.  Could've been written by a regular from this board.  Outdated modernism, Nike hatchet jobs, and clunky fauxbacks pretty much sums it up.

Well, the Cardinals helmet HAS changed.  My only quibble.

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2 hours ago, BJ Sands said:

I feel like most articles about uniforms suck, but a couple quibbles aside, this is pretty spot-on.

 

https://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2018/7/16/17567784/nfl-uniforms-upgrade-retro-throwbacks-panthers-falcons-chargers-browns

Consider most are just lists of "bad" uniforms, but titled "worst," yeah...

 

This was good.  I liked the headings. "Outdated Modernism" is spot-on.

 

And most of what was said was sensible and my on quibbles are probably taste-based.  For example I LOVE the Browns brown facemask. And I don't think there's much good in Tampa, at least compared to what they had.

 

2 hours ago, oldschoolvikings said:

 

Wow.  I clicked expecting to roll my eyes at the usual fluff and nonsense, but you were right... not too much to argue with there.  Could've been written by a regular from this board.  Outdated modernism, Nike hatchet jobs, and clunky fauxbacks pretty much sums it up.

I'm not convinced they understood why the Rams are doing what they are doing, either.  Not that it would be a defense, but a valuable clarifying point.

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4 hours ago, OnWis97 said:

I'm not convinced they understood why the Rams are doing what they are doing, either.  Not that it would be a defense, but a valuable clarifying point.

 

Agreed.

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That really wasn’t written - or at least edited well. I’m not sure what critiques would give you Any indication that the author was a professional; it read very much like stuff posted here, but with even less substance. Too many “just go back to...”

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I mostly stopped reading when it said the person was an artist and NFL nerd. IMO, the point of having an "artist" look at the uniforms is to try to get an outsider's POV without all the biases that we regular fans bring to the table. There was a similar article a little while ago where the artist giving their opinion had no idea about history/rivalry; that was much more interesting, even if I didn't agree. If the artist is an NFL fan, they're basically just a CCLSC poster, as others have mentioned.

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12 hours ago, BigDA said:

cbj.jpg

 

Modernized "Cowboy Joe"  and applied to the sleeve.

I love it

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12 hours ago, BigDA said:

 

 

Modernized "Cowboy Joe"  and applied to the sleeve.

If only there were a place to put concepts on these here boards

[/sarcasm]

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On 7/16/2018 at 10:22 PM, BringBackTheVet said:

That really wasn’t written - or at least edited well. I’m not sure what critiques would give you Any indication that the author was a professional; it read very much like stuff posted here, but with even less substance. Too many “just go back to...”

 

exactly. i found it very thoughtless, like he was going for a snarky jab rather than offering an actual critique.

 

like the comment on the Cardinals, "the white shapes on the jersey don't accomplish anything". what he means to say is he doesn't like it, because it certainly does accomplishe something. and this is the difference between critique and opinion. im not the biggest fan of the Cards' jersey design either, BUT the design is their own and cannot be confused for any other team's. when viewing on TV, this is important because its shape and color that you "read" from tv angles. when you have a stripe or design element that is unique to 1 team, it accomplishes making that team distinct and instantly recognizable. the Cardinal's design works perfectly in that regard. why don't i like it? well, he's right that there is a clash of personality or eras— the helmet with the grey mask is at odds with the Reebok era design.

 

i also think "dated modernism" is a terrible term because the Reebok uniforms had nothing to do with a Modernism movement and because they are no longer in style, they are no longer within any contemporary design trends. i dont think that means they no longer work or are no longer attractive, (i still believe Atlanta is the NFL's best uniform) but i dont think we have a term to properly describe that style trend, outside of "reebok era". 

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10 minutes ago, tigerraven said:

Is there a NFL Style Guide that fans can have access to?

Yes there is one, but not for fan access

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