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  1. 11 hours ago, gosioux76 said:

    That brick-and-black Astros set was a stark example of a franchise confused by its own brand. 

     

    A franchise that started out with an Old West theme (Colt .45s) switches to a Space Age them (Astros) and 30 years later adopts uniforms that try to accomplish both at once. There aren't many visual themes that are more different from one another than the Old West and Space. 

    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.


  2. 17 hours ago, hawk36 said:

    I love it but I wonder if that's just my bias from growing up with that white/yellow look in the 70s-80s.

    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.


  3. 30 minutes ago, JayMac said:

    But if the alternates continue to disappoint and they are essentially worn for a small percentage of games during a season, then why even include them in the evaluation? It is like dropping the lowest quiz grade for a student. If they are good, it is a bonus. 

    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.


  4. 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.

     


  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 2 hours ago, mmajeski06 said:

    Throwbacks look great. I don't hate the white set. 

    That's where we are with most sports uniform design in 2020. The throwback element is usually the best part of any new uniform set.

     

    Not surprised the Falcons came up with this crap. They're better than the last set. Low bar to cross, and that's about the best you can say about it.

     

    Shadowed numbers? Gradients? Side jersey stripes? Really?

     

    I'm also ready for the matte helmet fascination to go away in all sports.


  8. 1 hour ago, DNAsports said:

    I mean, Arthur Blank said the players had the most input

    Because Arthur Blank would be dumb enough to take players’ input on design most seriously. I would never

    listen to players about coaches (that’s how an interim head coach usually becomes head coach and most of the time fails miserably), and I would never take them seriously about uniform design. 
     

    Typical Falcons. 


  9. On 3/13/2020 at 3:16 AM, 63Bulldogs63 said:

    Heres a vid I found of the current uniforms available in the show 20. Giants 80s home unis added but no road and no gray sf alt they had been wearing the last few years. 

     

     

    It's not "all uniforms" because the person cycling through the teams never showed the Astros. They stayed in the road slot the entire time, and they were never shown.


  10. 1 hour ago, jws008 said:

    Why not go to them?

     

    After all, they have more experience dealing with Kroenke & Demoff than LA’s media does.

     

    Or to put it another way, can Peter King not have a valid opinion on the LA Rams, since he’s a New York-based reporter?

    No, Peter King can't have a valid opinion about the Rams because his agent is Marvin Demoff, the father of Rams COO Kevin Demoff. Blatant and apparent conflict of interest for King, who is a walking conflict of interest, and an egotistical and narcissistic buffoon.


  11. 2 hours ago, Krz said:

    I disagree on that. This monogram is hard to read.

    Couldn't agree more. As an LSU fan, I have a similar feeling for the staircase LSU logo used on their baseball caps. Clunky and jumbled, it's much worse than the regular horizontal "LSU" wordmark used on almost every LSU athletic item not related to LSU baseball.


  12. Would you really want to embrace too much gold if you're the Falcons? The Saints, your biggest rivals, use black and gold and both have almost equal stature (helmet is gold, color jerseys are black).  If you feature gold too prominently and keep black, you start to resemble their color scheme.


  13. On 1/5/2020 at 5:23 PM, Tru3 said:

     

    I grew up with the falcons as more of a black team, but seeing these more often, I could get behind a general update of this color palette, though I'd suspect they stick to more black, with an alternate jersey and the main pants being black. 

    I'm older, and the Falcons were a red team for me. But I like the original Falcons home uniform set with the red helmets and black jerseys. I could get behind that. I think they're better without gray/silver.

     

    I could even stand the current numbers. Just get rid of the rest of the uniform.


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    but from what I understand Nike has trouble making that color

    I'm not doubting you when I say what I'm about to say so please don't take this as me criticizing you.

     

    But that is a lame excuse, especially for a billion-dollar company like Nike. They should do better with their work.