Power_Ranger_Rick

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  1. this is actually refreshing. hopefully Matt Campbell and his consultants opted for more of a throwback look a la the early 90s (see below), but i expect them to go for more of an "2013 Oregon/2015 Western Michigan Swag" vibe, as most of the young coaches do.
  2. I play OW a lot so this is something .that's all over the Blizzard app, in game, etc. Some of the teams look like the generic homemade E-Sports teams as far as branding, but there are a few really good ones. Bad: New York Excelsior Dallas Fuel Houston Outlaws (well this is more the color scheme that doesn't do it for me) Good: Seoul Dynasty Philadelphia Fusion San Francisco Shock As far as its merits as a sport, I'd consider it to be up there. I don't think sports can be defined as purely physical, i mean just look at race car driving. It does take a lot of skill (albeit non-physical skill) to be good at OW, and it's not like there are just a bunch of game mechanics that the pros abuse. They have to play like everyone else, they are just extremely better at doing it, which sounds like pro sports to me.
  3. @WavePunter is right to an extent. Materials are not inherently "tight" or "loose". If you describe a fabric as "tight", that means that it has more elasticity to it, allowing it to be cut and sewn in patterns smaller than would be acceptable with a more inelastic material. If one could get their hands on a ream of "Techfit PrimeKnit" textile, they could easily make a loose fitting jersey by increasing the size of certain areas on the cutting pattern and sew together accordingly. The reason Adidas doesn't do this and stands by their number-warping practice is that they claim that it benefits players by making them harder to tackle because there's less stuff to bring them down by (which is debatable). However, I think that simple semantics have created a bit of confusion. See, we all understand that fabrics are simple sheets until they are patterned or woven into their desired shape. We can also agree that these textile have certain unique properties (ie. elasticity, texture) that lend themselves towards different usages. Fore example, it is entirely useless to devote resources towards developing a super-elastic fabric blend unless one intends to put that elasticity to use (in Adidas' case, by making tight-fitting jersey).@andrewharrington basically just skipped the middle man in his initial argument imo, claiming that the textile was "tight". Obviously a ream of fabric isn't inherently "tight", but it's fairly obvious that because it is highly elastic, it is mean to be tight-fitting in the final product. Hopefully we can stop this "Properties of Fabrics 1010" thread and get back to the uniforms now. I personally found the PrimeKnit jersey to be really constricting when I first put it on, but I got acclimated to it quickly, and it ended up being pretty comfy. And yes, there are slots for the shoulder pads in the sleeve caps, which honestly is an incredibly underrated feature. Throwing is way easier as your shoulders are almost completely uninhibited (depending on the size of your pads), because the jersey pulls the little shoulder covers back towards the center. I still really dislike the printed, warping numbers and tire tread pattern, but it felt great at least. The pants were less than great. I can't pinpoint what it was about them but they just felt awkward.
  4. I agree that it needs an update, but the current "N" on the helmet is great, and when i've mocked up the block N on the helmets, it looks tacky. Overall i think the uniforms look very dated due to how broad the stripes are. Thin 'em out a bit, get larger numbers with a thinner stroke, and wear black socks/shoes/accessories every time and you have a top ten look. EDIT: (very) Rough mockup of what i'd like nebraska to look like (obviously with consistent striping, etc.)
  5. Recruit on an official visit is wearing a gray face mask in his photo shoot. Hopefully this indicates at least an alternate uni coming w/ the gray face mask, but i'd really like to see Nebraska wear it full-time, like they did back in the 70s.
  6. Adidas is using the Army All-American game to roll our their new template, the "Primeknit A1". They got rid of the tire tread pattern (thank the lord) and replaced it with a slightly more subtle "freshly plowed field" texture. The cut of the sleeve caps remains the same, but there are now perforations at the base of the collar. Overall, its a much-needed improvement.
  7. It seems like the jazz gradient progresses much faster on the jersey than on conrad's initial mockup. Is it possible that the gradient reverses itself on the pants? Jersey: (Yellow => Orange) Pants: (Orange => Yellow) I can't imagine the color going any deeper (red/pink) so i really only think they would either stay the bottom orange color throughout the shorts or reverse the gradient. Thoughts?
  8. Hopefully this is used somewhere on the uniforms/compressions/etc. It seems too good to waste!
  9. Well if the Nike one isn't authentic, then neither of them are. I don't recall Mitchell & Ness ever producing game jerseys for the NBA. They've always stricctly made style jerseys and the like, so it would not be a surprise at all if neither of those jerseys are the actual gold
  10. So Nevada made this poorly-advised move today. maybe they would look fine if they weren't matte, but the Nike Pro Combat number on the other side isn't helping either. Idk why but i thought of a child's coloring page when i first saw these.
  11. What if there is a secondary logo as a uniform element? But not shown full size anywhere else on the presentation?
  12. Its funny that Oregon doesn't use them anymore, cause theyre just an hour and a half up the road from Eugene,and that was the school for HGI in the beginning. Here's every school that has worn/is wearing a HGI "dipped" helmet. They also made the much maligned "leather" Redskins helmets back in the day.
  13. >Initial Reaction "Wow, these uniforms are really cool looking." >See They're Ohio State Uniforms >Sees They're For Michigan Game "These uniforms freakin suck." UM-tOSU should always always alwayssssss be traditional uniforms, maybe even color on color, but none of this stuff^^^
  14. Some good lookin helmets for Tulane this weekend. Hopefully they pair em with green jerseys n white pants.
  15. Well to be fair the ones on top for UCLA and TAMU aren't really close to the current template. I believe those to be the original techfit and the schockweb jerseys. Both of their collar cuts are pretty different, and the fact that neither of them had sleeve caps is really what sets them apart from the current PrimeKnit jerseys. I hate the PrimeKnit pattern on the current jerseys, but at least now the stripes are EITHER on the sides of the shoulders OR on top of the shoulders, instead of in no mans land up there. (See Nebraska, circa 2012)* *
  16. Are those lights in the floor? or are are they very concentrated, intense green lights focused on those small areas? I would think they are lights but I can't imagine the T-Wolves getting permission from the NBA to hhave certain parts of the floor not be wooden.
  17. I actually really like look of the full single stripes. However, I think the crimson mask is far better on the crimson helmet. As for the simplicity of the set, it seems as though the designers thought the number typeface would add enough character on its own.seeing as the lack of any other sort of striping draws attention to the unique aspects of the numbers. Whether they were right in their assumption is up for debate, but the more I see them the more I like them. Something about the striping on their immediately previous set never really sat well with me though.
  18. Say what you will about their set being too bland or what have you, this is the best uniform combo that I have seen in recent years.
  19. Correct me if I'm wrong, but but I think Adidas has, through Miami (and Nebraska, to point a fact), exemplified their ability to incorporate actual, non-sublimated stripes onto the the PrimeKnit template(1). I think these Nebraska jerseys are trying to replicate the look of the large shoulder numbers on the '97 team, and basically were left with no room left for the stripe on the sleeve, seeing as the sleeve cap is quite small. I actually kinda like the stripe on the base layer, cause some players will have it showing, and some players wont due to sleeves, etc. and that hearkens back to the actual '97 team where many players rolled up their sleeves fully or part-way, creating an almost rag-tag group of stripeless, single-stripers, and double-stripers(2). I don't think this was intentional by Adidas, but if it was, bravo. (1) (2)
  20. Goddammit can't unsee
  21. I like the deacon AND the gloss a lot, but i'd rather see a one or two color deacon than all three colors. Other than that, no complaints
  22. I personally like the injection of silver back into their color scheme. It gives them more flexibility, and kid of sets them apart, because many teams have silver OR gold, but few have both.
  23. I don't know why they didn't make a Razorbacks version of the Cowboys' usual home uniforms, which are way more iconic.