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  1. 12 minutes ago, BBTV said:

    I still think the numbers are stupid.  It makes no sense for the middle sections to have sharp angles while the outer parts are rounded.  Custom for custom's sake.


    At least it's consistent, unlike the Dolphins' mess of a number font. But yes, they would be so much better if they had decided on just one style of corner.


  2. I like the Bills' current white helmets, but the red/blue/white combo also looked good, and is unmistakably the Bills. They owned that color pattern. Plus the NFL could use more red helmets, and less white.


  3. 3 hours ago, WJMorris3 said:

    Notre Dame struggling in their first conference game ever, at home versus Duke. This is why you take independent teams' records with a grain of salt.


    They always struggle at the start of the season under Kelly. He loves playing it safe. Their mediocre performance today had nothing to do with being a conference game. You have to be the most pessimistic ND I know of, haha. I like to complain about Kelly, but damn, you've gotta have some hope.


  4. 2 hours ago, Brave-Bird 08 said:

    Just because a team wears a certain stripe in one part of a uniform does not mean it has to exist everywhere else. Now, if a team combines classic stripes with modernized piping or inserts, sure, that looks odd. But a striped helmet with plain jerseys and pants or a plain helmet with striped jerseys is totally justified. 


    It depends on the type of stripe though. A single helmet stripe like Penn State looks fine with blank pants, but Marshall has five stripes on their helmet. Having something that busy with nothing else on the uniform makes the design very unbalanced.

  5. 1 hour ago, sportsfan7 said:

    I'm not Canadian, but is the KKK a big thing up there? Like, would an average Canadian understand the negatives connotations of clan/klan, or is the KKK just an American thing?


    I don't know about the KKK, but my racist uncle has a Canadian buddy that flies the "Confederate" flag. My racist uncle just loves it, and mentions it every time he talks about visiting his Canadian friend.



  6. 3 minutes ago, the admiral said:

    Put the EE logo inside the sleeve stripes like the Packers used to do when the Packers were trash, and then put the antlers on the helmet. Antlers on a helmet is such a great idea that I can't believe a team hasn't done it already.


    The Chicago Staggs of the failed A11FL planned on using antlers on their helmet, but they never played a down.





  7. This news is actually a month old, but it kinda got overshadowed: Washington is retiring Bobby Mitchell's #49.


    It's only the second number they've ever officially retired after Sammy Baugh's #33. Rather interesting that they finally honor Mitchell, who was also their first black player, just before all of the name change stuff happened. Unfortunately, they only retired his number because he just died. But it wouldn't be Washington if they didn't do the right thing for the wrong reason after years of sitting with their thumbs up their butt.




  8. No idea why they're removing the helmet stripes, and the pointed serifs on the wordmark are stupid, but whatever, I guess it works for a short term solution.


    I'm glad they're not rushing into a stupid name though. Hopefully they use this next year wisely and come up with a good identity.


  9. 18 minutes ago, OnWis97 said:

    So, there's really the idea that being able to keep the #HTTR social media tag is important? I did not know the tag existed...granted that's not my team. I'm a Vikings fan.  And I don't know what their twitter tag is. I suppose it's #Skol, but I wouldn't bet tons of money on it. I didn't realize the twitter tag was supposed to become a tradition-rich thing.  I figured teams probably changed them from time to time, like #Skol for a year or two, then #GoVikes, then #Norse, etc.


    It never would have occurred to me for a second that there'd be any concern with maintaining that when the team name is going away.  Maybe I'm just old.


    The hashtag is not important, but "Hail To The Redskins" is the title and lyrics of the team's fight song, which their marching band has played since 1938. Many fans would like to see a name that can fit into the fight song. Sure, that could be any two syllable name, but "R" is preferred, since the HTTR shorthand has existed for a while, even before hashtags. And like @Sec19Row53 pointed out, it has become the "Go Pack Go" or "Roll Tide" type motto of Washington fans.


  10. 27 minutes ago, Old School Fool said:


    They probably could unsew the wordmark from the jerseys and remove the decal from the helmet. I wouldn't like it but if it's what needs to be done then so be it. I have to wonder if the Browns would be irritated by another blank helmet team and possibly try to stop it? It seems like the kinda thing that would happen.




    Put some numbers on the helmets, and they're good to go (If the season even happens).


  11. 29 minutes ago, OnWis97 said:

    I'd be curious to hear from any fans of the team here...does this impact your fandom?  Is any team fan particularly happy or unhappy about this (I hope answer that question without getting into more is OK)?  I know we have had a couple of Indians fans who were glad to see Wahoo go.


    I'm definitely relieved, and optimistic. It's a cloud of shame that's been hanging over me for years, and dulled my enthusiasm for the team. I haven't worn any of my Redskins gear outside my house in a long time, although I have worn a jersey or t-shirt while watching a game at home. It'll be nice to be able to support my team in public again, and only have to be ashamed of their play on the field, or of Snyder's stupid antics. 



    13 minutes ago, Marlins93 said:

    Maybe I'm thinking about this too logically, but Washington Red Tails has given me pause. I understand that a few of the airmen were from the DC area, but that seems to be the extent of the local connection, unless you want to make the claim that Washington DC simply represents the entire war effort. The Red Tails are certainly worthy of honoring in such a fashion, but I find it nearly impossible to separate their namesake Tuskegee Airmen from the state of Alabama. In short, it just feels a little forced for a DC team to adopt Red Tails when the pilots have been historically more associated with the part of the country where their color-barrier breaking training actually took place.


    Not every team name has to be locally sourced, and I don't think Alabama is getting an NFL team any time soon. And as you pointed out, with DC being the nation's capital, they kinda represent all Americans, especially military.


  12. Redtails is the best choice, and it's not even close. It sounds great, it honors a great group of people, makes for cool imagery, and strokes Snyder and Rivera's military boners.


    Warriors is generic and stupid, and completely alters the flow of the name.


    Red Wolves is dumb and amateur.



    As for changing colors, hell no. I'm glad they seem to be sticking with burgundy and gold. The colors are my most important connection to the team as a fan that has no connection to Washington DC.

  13. 17 hours ago, monkeypower said:

    Here are the pics (I don't know why the link in that post above didn't directly embed the tweet).

    It's not very clear from the pictures here, but the sleeve stripe colours are flipped on each arm. The left sleeve of the black jersey (as seen in the side profile) has white at the front of the jersey and the red at the back, but red at the front and white at the back on the right sleeve (as implied by the front-ish shot of the black jersey). You can also see it on the red jersey in the wide shot of all three jerseys. The left arm has white at the front while the right arm has black at the front.


    I'm not sure where I stand on these jerseys, it's just kind of a lateral move in my opinion. I was a fan of the chest stripes, but I don't think it's a huge loss or anything.


    I like the idea of the stripe, but it would be greatly improved with the removal of the logo from the sleeve. Then it would be a unique, quirky, but simple stripe design. Instead it's a cluttered mess. Logos on top of stripes always look terrible (with the exception of the Seahawks).