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  1. This one "alternate" is already a massive upgrade from their current set. Now if they'd only fix the Rams horns on the helmets.
  2. Something I've noticed so far - and can't find a reason for - is that the Padres have only worn their road primary uniform once this season and have worn their road alternate uniform mostly. Their road primary is actually the brown top with San Diego in gold lettering on top of solid sand pants while the alternate is the sand pinstripe top with sand pindstripe pants.
  3. I mean, it's better than last year's swastika logo hat.
  4. Would love to see the Padres add a brown alternate home top jersey with the team name across the chest.
  5. What team (except the Cowboys) wears their road tops at home this late in the season? A team that loses to the 0-13 Jets. Don't think we'll see that uniform combo from the Rams ever again. At least not at home...in week 15.
  6. I'm interested in how the Rams and Chargers are able to have their team logos painted at midfield but after 10 years at MetLife Stadium (and now a new turf surface this seaon) the Giants and Jets still haven't figured this out and still use the NFL shield at midfield.
  7. Still haven't changed my mind on the Rams new uniforms. And it's not a positive opinion.
  8. The Chargers are wearing a SoFi Stadium inaugural season patch on their jerseys which I didn't see last week (maybe I'm blind?). Surprised the Rams are not doing the same.
  9. Looks a little out of place without a retro wordmark.
  10. The only thing worse than the Falcons' new uniforms are the end zone logos. That being said, the Browns new uniforms are great. Can't wait to see the Chargers in white on yellow today.
  11. Hopefully the Jets and Giants don't decide to change uniforms simultaneously in the future.
  12. A couple of the pictures and videos filmed during promo shoots the Chargers did last week also show the lightning bolts on the pants much straighter than the Photoshopped pictures revealed in April which were wavy like the 2007-2019 set.
  13. For the first time this season, the Padres are wearing their new road alternate sand pinstripe uniforms.
  14. Also that primary logo was atrocious and made the team look soft. I don't care for the interlocking SD being used as a primary logo but that 2004 logo looked like a laundry detergent brand.
  15. I can't wait to finally see the new road uniforms in action next week, too.
  16. I really liked the original helmet shield and prefer it to the Raven head logo. For whatever reason, the Raven head logo has felt too XFL or even Arena Football League for me. Too bad they had to make the change since they stole the the shield logo from that fan...
  17. Qualcomm Stadium New Banner Flags Here's an article from 2014 in the San Diego Union-Tribune (hopefully you can get past the paywall) about the flags that were installed which celebrated team history and replaced the generic NFL team flags. The article includes some examples of the flags that flew. Seems crazy that the team only played at the Q for three seasons with the more team-centric flags; it felt like they were there a bit longer than that.
  18. Several pages on this thread, I had said that if the Fight for LA came down just to uniforms that the Chargers would win handily. And I said that before the Rams released their new uniforms. Seems as though I was right. I just still can't believe how badly the Rams messed this up. And if their handling of the botched rollout of the primary LA logo is any indication, their level of smug - namely from Kevin Demoff - will be unbelievable.
  19. This point of view might blow up these boards, but here it goes: The Rams changing the helmet horns is possibly as sacrilegious as the Yankees changing the interlocking NY. Or, for a better comparison, as sacrilegious as the Dodgers changing the interlocking LA logo. The new horns look, well, not good.
  20. Ah, the infamous upper deck tarps from the Tom Werner days. Thankfully, those were slowly removed after John Moores bought the team in December 1994. Initially, the entire upper deck was tarped in 1994. Then in 1995, several sections of the lower level of the upper deck were re-opened and by 1996, about 8-10 sections of the upper portion of the upper deck behind home plate were re-opened until ultimately (thanks to a playoff run), all tarps were removed by the end of that season.
  21. Yes but only on special occassions. I seem to remember the Padres using flags for the playoffs in 1996 and 1998 as well as possibly Tony Gwynn's final game and the final game played at the stadium in 2003. For a while, they used 3 flags for retired numbers and had them hanging below the lights in left center field.
  22. Those might be long gone in a landfill. Not necessarily because the team moved, but because the team had replaced those flags with ones that were team-centric and included present and past Chargers logos, retired numbers, and championship banners as well. I think the new flags went up in 2012 or 2013. Even those might be long gone as well. Interesting fact about the flags in that picture: those were only put up when Qualcomm Stadium hosted Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003 and had replaced the ones put up for Super Bowl XXXII in 1998. And even then, the 1998 ones only replaced the ones put up in 1988 for Super Bowl XXII. The team never bothered to replace any flags that featured dated team logos when other franchises had brand updates or anything to that effect when needed.
  23. Based on logos, the gradients and what others who've seen the Rams new set have said, I'm willing to take my chances that the Rams uniform set won't be as good as what the Chargers released today.
  24. If the Fight for LA were based strictly on uniforms and uniforms alone, the Chargers just won in a knockout.
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