Bort

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  1. Its not that this game looks THAT bad. It just gives me the uneasy feeling that the NFL is easing its way into becoming college football.

    "its just on Thursdays so no big deal"

    yeah thats how it works. its the first step to bringing this kind of thing to our sacred sundays

    Perhaps, but can you give me an example of how they have done this in the past?

    I honestly think it is due to underwhelming viewership on Thursdays, and that alone.

    I think it is a short term project to get people to watch on Thursdays.

    Much like the Pro Bowl uniforms.

    Hi, Bort. My son is also named Bort.

    No, these have nothing to do with boosting viewership. These are about Nike marketing Nike and the league taking extra cash to allow for such blatant whoring. That's why they didn't wear white or blue pants, like people suggested. All red vs. all green. There were probably millions of tweets last night about how awful the game looked, and nearly as many dopes saying the jerseys were "ill" or some equivalent there of. There were hundreds of articles written about the game mentioning the shoulder-to-toe colors are part of the leagues "Nike Color Rush program." That's why it was done. Nike doesn't care that the game looked liked festering anus. They cared that people are talking about Nike products so much.

    I'm sorry, were you talking to me? Or another Bort? :)

    I agree with most of what you say outside of it being all about Nike cash grabbing. Not that I don't think Nike wants to cash grub, but I think the NFL is fully complicit in anything uniform wise.

    The NFL wants more attention on Thursdays. It isn't an accident the draft is Thursday and "colour rush" is Thursday. There is a strategy here.


  2. Its not that this game looks THAT bad. It just gives me the uneasy feeling that the NFL is easing its way into becoming college football.

    "its just on Thursdays so no big deal"

    yeah thats how it works. its the first step to bringing this kind of thing to our sacred sundays

    Perhaps, but can you give me an example of how they have done this in the past?

    I honestly think it is due to underwhelming viewership on Thursdays, and that alone.

    I think it is a short term project to get people to watch on Thursdays.

    Much like the Pro Bowl uniforms.

    I don't see how "underwhelming viewership" is countered by televising games on a non-ubiquitous cable channel.

    It isn't. But, as someone who does watch the NFL a lot on Sunday, and almost never on Thursdays, I sought out this game.

    I also stayed on the game far longer than I normally would have. I also don't really give two spits about either team.


  3. Its not that this game looks THAT bad. It just gives me the uneasy feeling that the NFL is easing its way into becoming college football.

    "its just on Thursdays so no big deal"

    yeah thats how it works. its the first step to bringing this kind of thing to our sacred sundays

    Perhaps, but can you give me an example of how they have done this in the past?

    I honestly think it is due to underwhelming viewership on Thursdays, and that alone.

    I think it is a short term project to get people to watch on Thursdays.

    Much like the Pro Bowl uniforms.


  4. I really wished they would have gone the Throwback Thursday/Color vs Color route (I know that it is impossible due to the one helmet rule but still). Jets in sack exchange green vs the 0 - 4 Super Bowl Bills. Next week a Oilers vs Inaugural season Jaguars set.

    Every novelty jersey doesn't need to be a throwback though.


  5. I don't think either are that bad.

    I love the jerseys. I think this is the first time I have ever felt that Nike has done something right, however, the full-on monochrome is a disaster.
    I generally agree that any monochrome is a disaster but I am not even bothered by these. These are one off gimmicky uniforms just to be obnoxious. They are trying to get people's attention that games on Thursday are worth checking out.

    Flipping by, the uniforms grab your attention.

    You're right, they do, though most of us would argue that that is for all the wrong reasons unfortunately.

    I would say at half of that is because we look through the lens of full time change.

    Everything about Thursday Night Football is junk food.


  6. I don't think either are that bad.

    I love the jerseys. I think this is the first time I have ever felt that Nike has done something right, however, the full-on monochrome is a disaster.

    I generally agree that any monochrome is a disaster but I am not even bothered by these. These are one off gimmicky uniforms just to be obnoxious. They are trying to get people's attention that games on Thursday are worth checking out.

    Flipping by, the uniforms grab your attention.


  7. It's late, so perhaps I'm reading the OP wrong, but the "A" is already a mountain, is it not,?

    I'd agree you are making it more "mountain-y" I also think it is less an A.

    I also prefer the more graceful, yet likely less realistic, snow path on the existing logo which helps form the A. It also portrays a controlled powerful force of nature, in possession of the puck, by intent in design. As opposed to just sort of dumping a huge uncontrolled load of snow off the side of the mountain that happens to contain a puck.

    The existing logo illustrates the avalanche, and the power of the avalanche, as an intelligent entity. Yours is more of just a mindless natural disaster.

    I've seen complaints about the Avalanche logo, I don't really get it. Unless you are changing the name of the team, I think it is a good logo.