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OnWis97

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  1. No. In fact, the helmet is what we know least about. We have seen nothing outside of the Jared Allen descriptive video. While I am expecting a gray mask, we don't know for sure about that. And I think there is a possibility of a matte finish or a Seahawk-like pattern in the middle. The helmet is probably the only true mystery left.
  2. If this turns out to be correct, I'll have no complaints. And from this view, you can kinda see how the sleeve stripe and pants stripe visually connect. Think of the white sleeve stripe as being analogous to the white front of the pants... then we go, from top to bottom, skinny purple, thin gold, thick purple... the same as the pants stripe from front to back. I am still clinging to hope for purple facemask. The pants stripes are bugging me, though. They just done make sense.
  3. I am getting there too. I don't want it to be that it's the "grand finale" because they've done something "kewl."
  4. True. It's all opinions. I admit that I have a hatred of keeping team colors off of the front of the uniform (e.g., the Canucks having green on the sleeves but the logo or the back numbers; and the 1980s vikes having yellow relegated to a pants stripe a bit of yellow on the sleeves and a sliver on the helmet). For me the outlined numbers would have made a world of difference. I otherwise like everything I've seen thus far, but I really think the all-whites were a swing and a miss.
  5. Italics would have been awful. I don't hate the current number font, but I know most do, so I accept that. But there is no reason they could not have outlined the very numbers you see in that photo. That's why I think of it as a loss. But even if it's a win, it's not as big of a win as it should have been. White-only numbers; I kinda knew it was coming because of how much everyone liked the throwbacks...but the sleeves are not even throwback-y, so the number easily could have been outlined.
  6. DAMN! I don't love the stripes (though i agree that I like the fact that they are stitched), but I HATE the all-white numbers. I was clinging to the hope that they'd outline them in yellow. There is no reason not to. All right, just show us the gray facemask and get it over with. The all-white numbers make this a downgrade for me. I'd rather they'd have stuck with the mess they were wearing.
  7. So I should not assume that the use of the white jersey on the cake means the Vikes are gonna wear white at home?
  8. Obviously not a leak. See the side panels on the jersey. The jersey, while not perfectly rendered, is based on last year's. The helmet, on its own, would be interesting. Matte finish and black facemask; not an uncommon prediction, but I tend to doubt it means anything.
  9. We must have a "best helmet in the NFL" thread somewhere, right?
  10. Sorry, man...it seems fairly obvious that they're doing something fairly radical (compared to the norm) with the helmets. Part of the anticipation for me is to see how far they went. Not far, I hope. Fairly obvious from what? I don't think it's obvious. There are two things to go on. First, they have not shown any part of the helmet in these clues (circumstantial at best). Second, the Jared Allen video, which could simply imply a gray face mask. Yeah, trust me, I've been following these clues with the crazed intensity of a religious zealot, and it seems to me they've gone out of the way to not be "fairly obvious" about anything. The only prevailing theme that gets brought up in the actual language, if not the images, seems to be a return to tradition, but with a modern twist. The Jared Allen video was a somewhat clever piece of "talk-a-lot-but-basically-say-little" which, as you say, could mean anything from a simple gray mask added to last year's helmet (doubtful IMO), to some silly pattern added to the entire helmet (also doubtful IMO). Based on the small tidbits we've been given of the rest of the uniform, my money is on something somewhere in the middle... last year's horn on a matte-ish helmet with a gray mask, maybe. But, obviously, I'm just guessing. We'll find out in a couple weeks. Nice. I am with you.
  11. Sorry, man...it seems fairly obvious that they're doing something fairly radical (compared to the norm) with the helmets. Part of the anticipation for me is to see how far they went. Not far, I hope. Fairly obvious from what? I don't think it's obvious. There are two things to go on. First, they have not shown any part of the helmet in these clues (circumstantial at best). Second, the Jared Allen video, which could simply imply a gray face mask.
  12. Also, is is possible this is a sideways photo and this is a horizontal tapering on the lower leg or just below the waist on the back?
  13. I really, really would like the bottom pants. Simple yet somewhat unique. I hope we are wrong about what we think we are right about.
  14. That would be nice (and probably an indicator of the sleeve stripe), but it really does look like the lower right corner has that white area. I suppose there could be tapering.
  15. These are likely just throwback helmets from recent years. I don't think the new uniforms will be going back to that old horn. But I suppose it could be indicative of the direction (i.e. gray facemasks)
  16. This is a pretty cool process. For the impatient Vikings fan (not that I am one), it's kinda frustrating, but it certainly keeps us paying attention. And if they really do make it to the 25 without a leak, kudos to them.
  17. Probably. I hope the trend of gray-free teams using gray facemasks goes away. As for the pants stripes, I am not fond of the asymmetry it looks like we're seeing. I am also a bit surprised by it, given what I perceive as a fan base that wants the 1980s back. I can live with this pants stripe if the jersey and helmet look nice, though. And it's very nice to see just purple, white, and yellow thus far.
  18. If the Vikes actually avoid a leak, this place is going to be bonkers on release day.
  19. That poll splits the vote among a bunch of traditional designs. To be it's 42 Seahawks and 58 "Not Seahawks". And just wait a couple years and see how everyone feels...
  20. Regarding the number, I was thinking it is probably just a blank jersey. The purple looks darker to me but I am not that excited about it given that the team is not changing its purple.
  21. Black would more appropriate than gray Why is that? From a facemask perspective, a black facemask would go with the darker shades than a light grey facemask as it would stand out and not fit in with the rest of the uniform. The black facemask in the concept does not look so bad...I still don't want them to use it, but I think I'd prefer it to gray too.
  22. I tend to doubt yellow pants because of the fact that the Packers wear yellow pants.
  23. I really want white numbers with yellow outlines. I am pretty sure we're going to get outline-free white numbers, though. The fanbase really likes the 1980s look.
  24. I like the shoulder stripes. I'd be OK with one of each like they had for so long. Of course new templates have ruined both types anyway.
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