Jungle Jim

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  1. If they want to use it as part of a throwback uniform, that's fine. But the recent trend of the Reds seems to be an effort to incorporate it into the team's current set of logos, along with the script "Reds", which I am opposed to. It's only serving to dilute the brand. Unless it is a designated throwback game, fans should be able to come to a game (even a Spring Training game) and see their team in their familiar and easily-recognizable logos. If I were in Arizona for ST, I certainly wouldn't feel that I was seeing the team that I've followed for 44 years on the field, and the experience would be cheapened by seeing them in these monstrosities.
  2. Sigh...this again...? Please stop forcing this 1880s crap on us, that no living person ever saw on the field nor can relate to... If you want fans to hearken back to a long-forgotten era, just eliminate the black and take us back to this:
  3. Hopefully this thread will contain the news that the Cincinnati Reds are dropping the black and returning to traditional fonts on their jerseys. Oh, and that the Olde English "C" and script team name will be going away, too. One can dream, right?
  4. That would be a huge mistake. The NFL has promoted its easily-identifiable set of league helmets on merchandise dating back to the 60s. That finite set of team brands has served it well, and a big something would be lost if it were to be diluted. At one time, I had thoughts of assembling a mini helmet collection of every version Kentucky had ever worn, but with them wearing 17 variations each season now, it would be too unwieldy to even try to keep up with it all, so I didn't even start.
  5. I am completely in the camp that the pants and jersey should be the same color. I probably have stronger feelings about it than most, but I absolutely detest the color jersey over gray or white pants. It's been said before, but it looks like batting practice / Spring Training / Little League / Beer League Softball. Most likely an unpopular opinion, but I prefer the A's and Padres all-yellow from the 70s, the Indians Bloody Marys, and even the Orioles all-orange from the 70s over the mismatches. A baseball uniform should function as an integrated unit, not two unmatched parts slapped together. That being said, I have no problem with it at all in football, so perhaps I should confess to hypocrisy.
  6. Unless someone wants to report that the Bengals are getting rid of their Halloween costumes, I don't wish to read anything further in this thread.
  7. Looking bad (both uniforms and play on the field) comes very easily for the Bengals, but that combination is one of the worst in the history of the league. All their uniform combinations range from bad to hideous, but that one deserves some sort of award. As a jaded fan of the team, I'm looking at the bigger picture and hoping for abject failure in the near-term, hoping it will bring about a new coaching staff and new uniforms.
  8. This is what the Bengals looked like when I first became a fan in 1975, and there's just something about the look your favorite team has when you first become a fan. I spent six years dreaming of someday seeing these uniforms in a Super Bowl. Sadly, they missed it by one year. My Christmas list consisted mainly of stuff with that logo on it from the Sears catalog back in those days. Good times.
  9. As a fan of a team that will never play in the World Series again (Reds), I root for uniforms each postseason. Like many others here, since the Red Sox insisted on the Spring Training jerseys, I was really hoping the Dodgers would win.
  10. When the Titans decided to keep the thumbtack, they ruined any chance of improvement. What they have done is change for change's sake, without changing the ONE MAJOR thing that needed changing (the helmet logo). They've gone from one cluttered, ugly look to another. And to think, this franchise used to wear Houston Oilers uniforms.
  11. ...and they used the inferior road cap for a cart used at home games. ?
  12. 32 for me, but it depends on the sport and position. These are the ones I have an opinion on... Kicker: 1 QB: 12 RB: 32 or 33 WR: 80 or 88 Pitcher: 32 or 41 Catcher: 5 OF: 44
  13. The Olde English "C" and the script "Reds" can't be gone soon enough, and unfortunately, the "C" is still being painted behind the pitcher's mound. Those Spring Training caps were horrendous. Are they still using them in BP? Wishbone "C" on caps and home jerseys, block "CINCINNATI" on road jerseys, one or the other on jackets and outerwear, and no (or minimal) black. Please don't make this a clown show in the name of selling merchandise.
  14. It has always bugged me that the leaping tiger and the head logo were both oriented in the wrong direction. Am I the only one that really prefers logos that flow from left to right? This is especially true of football helmets, that must face to the right when depicted.
  15. I agree, but with the edits I made.