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Everything posted by henburg

  1. The font is nice, although I'll miss the old one. Helmets look good too. Everything else sucks, I hate how plain these are. Black and white being the emphasis is such a failure. I'll be rooting for yet another change in 2023.
  2. YIKES. I really hope this is satire. Blame the teams themselves, not Nike. Brands evolve, change happens, there's no need to be so personally offended by it. Frankly, I don't love every new design either, but I'd hate to live in a world where no teams ever change their look. Nike simply follows the team's instructions. They aren't holding a gun to anybody's head to adopt anything. As far as having to be a football player to understand uniform design, I think you know how ridiculous of an idea that is.
  3. The Houston Texans, Carolina Panthers, and the Denver Broncos come to mind. More recently, the Lions and Vikings have adopted great modern sets. I also love the Seahawks' look, although that'd be much more controversial here. I'm also not sure that this statement makes any sense. What if I don't like this uniform mock up because I feel that it poorly accentuates their identity? To me, primarily black and white uniforms with plain block numbers look bad especially in the context of the vibrant identity of the Jaguars. In fact, I think that most would agree that the emphasis of black over teal is a total disconnect to the team's identity.
  4. The only way that those would be an upgrade is with the helmets. Everything else looks like a big step back.
  5. I know that silver doesn't really make sense for the Jags, but I can't help but just love this color scheme. It just demonstrates how much better they would look if they focused on the vibrant teal and gold over black.
  6. I think that the lesson in all of this is that marketing shouldn't be taken as gospel. Like a lot of things in sports, these releases share a lot of the same vocabulary regardless of what they're actually describing. Buzzwords like "traditional" sound nice, and that's really all that they are meant to do. As other posters have been pointing out, a term like "tradition" is more open to a wider interpretation for a younger team like the Jaguars. I really believe that in this case it's simply referring to a cleaner, simpler design with the removal of the hated two-tone helmets. I guess we'll see who to believe soon.
  7. This sounds extremely similar to the leaks we've seen.
  8. I love all of these. I visited Atlanta this weekend and after seeing Atlanta United stuff everywhere, I am all in for the addition of gold to the Falcons scheme. As a fan, your Titans concept is great too.
  9. I'd say another leak is very possible. I mean, there's already been a leak even though it may not be the final design. Overall things seem much less secretive over in Jacksonville as multiple posters here and on Twitter have apparently seen them and are describing them already. That said, the efforts to avoid a retail leak with the delayed release into stores is really smart and I hope it works out.
  10. I hadn't heard of the chrome possibility yet, just the metallic silver. It sounds like they really exhausted a lot of options over the design process. Also, just to set the record straight because this article gets it wrong, the new helmet features a metallic satin finish, NOT a matte one.
  11. I know that brand loyalty is generally frowned upon, but Adidas' on field product looks worse than Nike or Under Armor every single time. The fit is bad, but the material is the worse. Pair that with skewed design elements and it's just a cheap look.
  12. The Jaguars need gold to look great. Simply teal and black is too cold and dated looking to me. Outside of that, I really hope that the "distinctive" part of that tweet really shows through in the uniforms. That will be the key. Most Jaguars fans clearly want something more reserved, I just hope that they don't take it too far like those leaks may lead us to believe.
  13. This is my question. I know that the reason is marketing, but how exactly could the Vapor Untouchable be improved upon? It took the simplicity and fit of the Tech Fit and combined it with better materials. That looks like a step backwards.
  14. Simply making the font bolder would go a long way. The name "Titans" doesn't imply a thin font like that to me.
  15. Those styles work for those teams because they have a history and meaning behind them. In Illinois' case, taking a program with a much less storied history and trying to emulate that style falls flat on its face because everybody knows how artificial it is. Simplicity is good, but there's a delicate balance there to avoid looking amateurish.
  16. The Washington State and Illinois downgrades represent a bad trend in some of these college football uniforms lately. It's baffling to me that these teams are willingly dropping well-designed and unique uniforms for glorified practice jerseys.
  17. I honestly think that both Jaguars logos are nice. I prefer the old one's simplicity and stylization, but the new one is more expressive and lacks those dead eyes that the old one had. Still if I had to go with one, I'd choose the old one.
  18. After sleeping on it, I still feel pretty much the same about these. There are a lot of great elements, and also some pretty bad ones. Pretty typical of a lot of the new Nike NFL uniforms really. As far as the helmets go, they're by far my favorite part of the uniform. Perfect use of a satin finish, great helmet stripe and the metallic face mask looks great. If I am nitpicking, the extra grey outline around the logo is definitely not necessary. Some of the concepts where the logo blends into the background look great. That said, they're still a huge upgrade in my book, one of my favorite NFL helmets right away. The jerseys are solid overall. I still like the sword yoke. The font is actually pretty good, it really just needs to be thicker. The '3' and '8' probably just need to be reworked altogether, but ouside of that I dig it. The side panels are bad and pointless. They were clearly put in due to the worry about the lack of columbia blue, but they really are invisible 90% of the time. If they were so worried about a lack of columbia blue, there are many other ways they could've incorporated it as evidenced by some of the concepts floating around this thread. Even simply changing the numbers to one color could've been enough. And finally, the pants are the weakest point of the set for sure. The fact that they created a great sword-based stripe for the helmets and neglect to use it on the pants as well really bugs me. I guess that they were worried about too many sword-inspired elements in the uniform. I don't even necessarily hate that tiny style of striping, but it doesn't fit at all in this uniform. I think that columbia blue socks would be better as well. All in all, there's at lot I like about this set. That said, there are obviously issues and I think that things are less cohesive than they should be. This thread is spilling over with hyperbole (navy helmet=Texans clone apparently), but that's pretty typical for this board around new unveilings. I look forward to seeing them on the field.
  19. I think that many of you look at the now old set with some pretty heavy rose-tinted glasses. They had nice elements but they weren't well-designed by any means.
  20. Just some initial takes for now, I'll give a more in-depth revisit later, Helmets are awesome. A huge upgrade, I absolutely love them. The jerseys are ok. I dig the yoke enough although two greys were probably unnecessary. The side panels are insignificant enough, but still a bit of a drawback. The font is cool, the 8 is definitely the weakest number in the set. The pants are the weakest point for me. Seriously just take the nice helmet stripe and apply it to the pants and it would be a lot better. All in all, I like them enough. Color balance is iffy but not a total failure. I would've really liked silver pants.
  21. I thought that was a tramp stamp stripe at first too and I was furious, luckily it was just his undershirt popping out.