Ted Cunningham

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  1. I don't much care for the number on one side, logo on the other trend, regardless of logo size. I do, however, like Boise State's oversized horse head logo. It should just be on both sides of the helmet. As for the whole look: Boise State kind "burst onto the scene" after beating Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl. They essentially entered the national collective consciousness in what were at the time comparatively modern uniforms (especially set against Oklahoma's traditional look). So I think it makes sense for them to stick with a modern look. I would, however, prefer that to not be monochrome: At home, wear blue over blue over white, and on the road, blue over white over orange (a la that Fiesta Bowl). And then have an orange top for a home alternate. Now, I realize the no-monochrome thing is my own opinion, but in any event, blue-blue-white, blue-blue-blue, etc. is a far superior look to blue-black-black or black-black-black.
  2. So to try and understand what would be traditional or newer (and this is for the boards in general; not just mkg74), using the AAF as a barometer (as it's the most recent attempt at a major spring league): would the AAF's uniforms be more on the traditional or "newer" end of the spectrum? Given the XFL's uniforms the last time around compared to the NFL's of the time, I'd guess the XFL would be aggressive for it's 2.0 debut. However, I feel like the AAF was more conservative, though not necessarily traditional. I wonder if the XFL will follow the same sort of precedent and go with a more conservative, but still modern look that employs a decent color balance for each team.
  3. Eghhhh. I think I'd rather them wear all white on the road. On its face, gold-white-gold is a great look. But like you pointed out, DC, (and as I did a few years ago), it's also something that puts me immediately in mind of LSU.
  4. While I agree with very little that mkg74 has pointed out in the latest pages of this thread, I can see how "boring" would apply to the NFL. And I also think it's a little difficult to describe why, exactly. I've been on the outside looking in on the NFL for a number of seasons now. (The last time I had a team I followed closely was when the Buccaneers won the Super Bowl back during the 2002 season.) Since then, I've kept an eye on the Steelers only because of proximity. I've watched games just about every Sunday. But I haven't followed entire seasons much; I haven't paid attention to off-season moves, storylines, etc. It seems like parity in the league has increased significantly. (I'm not sure if this is due to any direct rule changes, etc., or is just the way the business is evolving.) But that's why it's hard to describe why it's boring. On it's face, parity, as a concept, would draw in more viewers: a majority of the teams have a shot at at least making the playoffs, so fanbases stay engaged longer. Further, a roughly equal portion of talent on either team in any given match-up should make the individual games more exciting. (Any team can win on any given Sunday.) And yet, that same parity makes every team feel like the same 50ish dudes dressed in 32 different color combinations. While I'm sure that fans can point to certain vague characteristics or particular elements that make teams "unique", and while there are minute differences in talent levels between the teams, from an outsider's perspective, it doesn't matter which teams are playing or how high-quality the talent and performances are. The games and teams all feel kind of the same. (Moreover, I presume some of this also has to do with how centralized everything is within the NFL's headquarters and corporate structure. Everything about each team is property of the NFL, and all the broadcasting happens through the same national networks. I am thinking of baseball, and to a lesser extent, hockey here, where it seems like teams have more control over their own affairs. That is especially evident with the regional sports networks carrying a lot of individual games with broadcasts geared much more to the local audience. ATT Sportsnet in Pittsburgh regularly includes references to places in and around Pittsburgh, references that yinzers would get, and using color commentators who played for the Pirates and Penguins. Those teams' broadcasts feel far more tailored. NFL broadcasts on radio maintain this to a degree, correct? But admittedly, my regular exposure to the NFL is on TV, so I'm not sure.) I realize this is long and, especially with the third paragraph, a bit rambling. But I hope it illustrates how the NFL could be seen as boring, especially from the perspective of a sports fan who doesn't have a particular team or set of players I follow closely. TL;DR: I can see how the NFL could be perceived as boring. While the level of talent and play may be high, it also feels too even and too centrally controlled. No teams really stick out as unique either by players or by style of play.
  5. I was pleased to see that the Saints finally wore gold pants with the black jerseys. Even though the Rams are a bit of a mess with the jerseys, over all, this wasn't an awful looking game. But imagine the improvement if the Saints just used a more saturated shade of gold.
  6. I'm not even a South Carolina fan, and I was disappointed when I saw a promo for next week for them in which they were playing in their current uniforms. I saw these throwbacks in action and immediately thought that they looked correct (for lack of a better term). I forgot for a moment they weren't switching back to this look full time yet.
  7. Agreed. Those are actually some decent uniforms. But I would not have been able to tell you that was Bethune-Cookman had I not read it.
  8. For those interested, via the team's Twitter: Pretty balanced look, all told.
  9. I wonder if it has something to do with getting the white to be a true white; the bleaching process, for lack of a better way to describe it. I wonder if what they use to get the material to be as pure white as they do is now toxin-free. That's 100% just a guess, but it's the first thing that came to mind.
  10. The numbers on the powder blue jerseys may be hard to read at any distance. If they had a darker stroke (navy, maybe?), then I think they'd be perfectly legible. Otherwise, I could get behind all of this.
  11. Eric, I really like the look of this uniform. It fits the era. However, the cannon logo (which I didn't know was a canon until I looked at who the team was) looks 1970s in its style. The first thing I thought of was a somewhat abstract logo for a Canadian team (like the Canadiens). It also reminds me a little of this Montreal logo: Perhaps a more rudimentary drawing of a cannon as a logo/crest would convey the 1910s/1920s feel you're going for. Again, I think it's a solid logo, especially if you were doing what the Bluejackets would look like in the 70's. It just doesn't come across like an early 20th century logo on an otherwise era-appropriate uniform.
  12. If it's an iteration of the blackshirts, could they perhaps tie the option for using the alternate in the following week with an outstanding performance by the defense the previous week? E.g. the defense doesn't allow any points against Northwestern, so the team can wear black jerseys the next week against Minnesota, etc. From an outsider's perspective, I knew that the blackshirt was an individual defensive honor, so I understand the trepidation with even allowing the offense to wear the jersey. But could a team performance-related thing make it more acceptable for those opposed to allowing the offense to wear black jerseys?
  13. My brother-in-law and his family lived a block east of Massilon's stadium for a while, on Oak Avenue. That orange jersey is great. I don't much care for the Oregon State treatment of the helmet stripes extending to the facemask. But I do really like the huge stripes. (Sidenote: I feel like Ohio State should go huge stripes, a la their alternates from a few years ago, permanently.) Make the pants white (with the same pants stripe) and that's a classy uniform.
  14. This is a fantastic series, by the way. Not really a miss in any of these designs.
  15. Hey Section30, sorry if I missed this in the fine print: Are the scripts you have on these sweaters actual scripts used by the teams at various points in their histories, or are you creating them?