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  1. I'd be fine with the Astros switching to orange caps and orange undershirts at home like they did in the early 1970s and for Saturday home games when they first introduced the current uniform set. The look on the road with navy caps and undersleeves are perfect except I wish they would return to the navy caps with the orange bills, which is what they used to wear on the road before slowly going to the solid navy caps late in 2017.
  2. I don't like ASG league uniforms. Part of the appeal of the ASG for me was seeing the different uniforms, especially when the players lined up on the baselines during intros. I even liked when the A's would wear different-colored tops among their own players.
  3. In the case of the Dolphins, the clamor is for a better uniform. In the case of the 49ers, this uniform is inferior to the current set, which is a modern version of the uniform set in which they won 4 Super Bowls. They won 1 SB in it, not 4.
  4. Robert Smith is full of it. I saw a reference to it in the late '80s and wondered what the deal was.
  5. I would bet Nike has more input than you think. This is not to say they order teams to have certain uniforms. But external designers and the clients usually work together with brainstorming and creative sessions. The creative process probably works with Nike and team officials brainstorming ideas together. Then Nike goes and draws us some stuff and the teams say yes or no or tweak. But I'd be willing to bet at least half of the process is Nike's brainchild (especially with regard to overall design).
  6. That's the aim since the demo buying these hats will likely be the demo that would buy hats at a shady custom kiosk in the mall.
  7. I'm fine with pullovers returning. But certain teams should never have a pullover. The Yankees and Dodgers come to mind -- they never went pullover. The Phillies never went pullover, either, save for the time Pete Rose wore his maroon BP top in the '79 ASG. The Red Sox, Cubs, Cardinals, Giants and Tigers (road) should fall in that category, too, even though they succumbed to the '70s trends. And I would not want to see them return to that. Everyone else? Have at it, though I still prefer buttons to pullovers.
  8. The 1975 Astros bulls-eye on the back of the jerseys. The rainbow stirrups also didn't stick around long, but I think they might have been around for 1976, too.
  9. Except when I look at them, I don't see the Red Sox. There are looks that are released that look good. From an aesthetic standpoint, I had very little issue with the Astros' red-and-black uniform set. From a history standpoint, there was absolutely no connection to the established Astros colors and that was my biggest gripe with them. Same issue for me with these Boston city uniforms. I'm glad for Boston that they honor the city, and the uniforms look good. But to me, the Red Sox are navy and red and these uniforms don't have either of those colors. Throw in the fact that it's really just a reason for Nike and MLB to sell more merchandise and it makes the idea of these uniforms even worse.
  10. That's the way it starts. You give them an inch, they take a mile. NBA teams play 82 games. How often do they wear their standard uniforms? The NBA doesn't even stick to standard home and away designations any more. And we have MLB teams who already wear their alternates too much and/or have too many alternates (looking at both Florida teams, just to pick two). Furthermore, the problem with this series, much like the holiday uniforms, is that if I go to a game, I want to see a certain team in its regular uniforms. I don't want to see a team wearing an outfit that is not in its regular color palette. I want to see the Red Sox, not UCLA. Eventually, this and/or other special uniform series will spread to all 30 teams. This could easily get out of control.
  11. Was not photoshopped. It's a Getty image. https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/today-show-crew-jayne-kennedy-brent-musburger-and-irv-cross-news-photo/137259515
  12. Add this to the list of things Pro Football Talk gets wrong. Clickbait site with half-baked and sensational opinions run by a total douchebag.
  13. Good to see Arkansas finally ditched the colored side panels on their uniforms.
  14. Bucs wore red jerseys and lost to the Chiefs at home earlier this season. That might be another reason they opted for white.
  15. Given the Chiefs beat the Bucs in Tampa with the Bucs wearing red at home, it would not surprise me to see the Bucs opt for white jerseys. The Bucs are 5-0 in white jerseys and pewter pants this season.
  16. No. That was a BS, Nike-esque narrative/story concocted by their huckster owner to mask the fact he changed the team's colors to be closer to his trucking company's red and black colors. Drayton McLane was, is, and always will be a con artist, and it was a great day when he sold the team. I'm not a fan of the Astros current home wordmark, but the road wordmark is pretty close to previous road sets. Overall, I'm satisified, given they're are back in rightful navy and orange colors and with the H star.
  17. I lived in Atlanta. I disagree strongly with this paragraph.
  18. I always liked the Chargers in the royal blue jerseys/yellow pants, and I didn't like they wore white jerseys at home during that 1978-83 era. As a rule, I'm not a fan of football teams wearing white jerseys at home, and that includes my alma mater, LSU. But variety of opinions is a good thing so I can understand your desire to see them in white at home. I always thought I had good eyes as a kid. But I always thought that Chargers royal blue was purple growing up until later realizing that my eyes had just been playing tricks on me. Maybe it was because I saw those blue jerseys so infrequently. Maybe because it was the desire I had to see them in dark jerseys and because I also wished LSU wore their purple jerseys more often. Had the Chargers played the Vikings more often, I probably would have noticed that the Chargers' "purple" was actually blue.
  19. But if you continue to wear alternates, especially bad ones, they take away opportunities to wear your better uniforms. Why wear an inferior choice when there are better choices? Therefore, the alts should be included in the evaluation and graded accordingly.
  20. I like the Chargers' yellow pants, and I'm glad they're back. Hopefully, they're used a bunch. I also liked the Fouts era blue, but there's no reason for a set with that color nor is there a reason for an all-navy set other than merchandise sales. You only get 16 games, and you take away from what should be your best uniforms when you start working in color rush and alternate sets. The Chargers did the right thing by dropping navy as the primary, and they should ditch it for good. And while I love powder blue jerseys, I don't understand the fuss for powder blue pants. This is not '70s baseball, and the Chargers are not the University of North Carolina.
  21. 1. Chargers 2. Browns 3. Colts 4. Patriots 5. Bucs 6. Falcons Based on the logo, I suspect the Rams will slot in between the Bucs and the Falcons.
  22. I like they went back to old-style serif numbers.
  23. A&M's problem on the current uniforms is not the stripes. I love that feature because it's a throwback to the '70s. The beveled fonts on the helmet logo and the jersey wordmark are the issue. The beveled fonts need to go ASAP.
  24. I'm a Saints fan who think the Saints wear all-black way too much. And that's pretty much all they wore last year. They wore the gold pants once in LA and lost. What's worse is they broke out the stripeless white diaper pants with the white jerseys. The all-white non-Color Rush uniform is even worse than the all-black. So the Falcons all-black will no doubt look terrible. I'll give them this: At least they put a stripe on the pants. That's more than I can say for the Saints.
  25. That explains a lot as to why this is such a cluster.
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