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Jungle Jim

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  1. Well, you may have ended the thread right there. That is exactly what I thought of. We almost had it for Super Bowl XIV (1979 season).
  2. The most annoying part of the Titans uniforms for me has always been the helmet logo. The sword "T" would be perfect.
  3. They look like unlicensed fashion jerseys. Just horrible.
  4. I had forgotten how great those uniforms really were. They were discontinued so that the team could look like this:
  5. I'm the opposite. It always drove me crazy that the tiger was looking backwards, and the full tiger was leaping backwards. Same goes for helmet avatars -- they just don't look right facing left.
  6. I've read comments on message boards and social media over the years such as "I don't care if they wear [dresses with flowers / pink polka dots / burlap sacks / fill-in-the-blank], as long as they win. My (unspoken) reaction to that is "If not the uniform, what exactly is it that you're rooting for then? What makes you a fan of a particular franchise?" For some, I guess it's geography and the fact that they play in your city. But it can't be the players, at least not long term, because rosters turn over fairly quickly. I don't know many people that regularly change their fan allegiance based on the names on the roster. I will always believe that Seinfeld had it right when he said we basically root for laundry. Those who deny that are fooling themselves. So to then say that the laundry doesn't matter is just foolish.
  7. Oh, it would be different, for sure, but I think that's because it's just not what we're used to with that helmet. We don't think anything about the Cardinals, Bears, Texans, etc. not having stripes. But I can agree that tradition alone is reason enough to not change it. No argument here. Just make it match.
  8. Does it bother anyone else that the Saints insist on keeping the racing stripes down the middle of their helmets, even though very often neither their jerseys nor their pants have any stripes on them anywhere? The helmet stripes just seem so out of place. Why not just remove them and then use them only with throwbacks or color rush, i.e. when there are stripes on the pants and jerseys?
  9. Yeah, someone over there just commented that most came from unimockups.com and a fantasy football blogger named Pete Rogers (?). I also re-read the post and there's really nothing there that would hint at credibility. Kinda regretting that I shared it, TBH.
  10. A poster at forum.go-bengals.com is claiming to have a scoop, and several concepts (all of which are ugly) are included. Take it for what its worth: https://forum.go-bengals.com/index.php?/topic/86190-jersey-change/&do=findComment&comment=1631511
  11. Oh, I agree. I was referring more to the overall design, but I didn't make that clear. That being said, I wouldn't be repulsed by these in mono black. Monochrome is less offensive with a new design than it is when tried with a classic look like the Bills or Chiefs.
  12. It's probably been posted here before, but this is the best Bengals concept I have seen:
  13. Oh, I think the main source of the objection is the belief that it's not a great look. I've yet to read an article where a fan or player praised them. Reactions such as these are more typical... https://kentuckysportsradio.com/basketball-2/like-you-gilgeous-alexander-thinks-uks-uniforms-are-awful/ That's right, the UH logo. We also got the "stapler wildcat" logo at the same time. I don't see that used much, which is a good thing.
  14. You are right on both accounts. The checkerboards are an homage to Secretariat, and they seem to be very unpopular among UK fans. I referred to them as the "Tennessee checkboards" as sarcasm. AD Mitch Barnhardt has taken a stance that they're not going anywhere and it's not up for discussion, so I guess it's settled for the foreseeable future.
  15. Kentucky will wear 13 combinations in 13 games. All will include Tennessee checkerboards. About half of them will look good. All 13 will have looked better without the checkerboards. #StubbornMitchBarnhardt
  16. Bengals fan here, and I sincerely hope they fix the uniforms before they go to and/or win a Super Bowl. (Okay, stop snickering. I mean, in the off chance that they were to go to and/or win a Super Bowl, as remote as that chance seems right now.) If they ever actually win something in the costumes, I'm afraid we'd be stuck with them several more years. Come to think of it, we may be anyway.
  17. I visited the Louisville Slugger factory as a kid in 1978, and they had all 26 teams' authentic caps under a glass display case. I was amazed to be just inches away from these beautiful things, and was disappointed to learn that they were not for sale. Flash forward to 1982, and a friend bought the first authentic I'd ever seen first-hand, and it was glorious. It was a bright red Cardinals cap, and my friends and I couldn't stop admiring it.
  18. People are losing their minds over this on Twitter, obviously without knowing any details. People act like it's as simple as just making the throwbacks primaries, but they would need a tweak or two. The pants striping is out-of-place and doesn't go with anything else on the uniform, the helmet and jersey colors need to match, and the horns on the sleeves don't work as well with the new jerseys as they did in the past. I do agree that they should serve as the basis of what comes next, though. The Jets worked out fine (except for a miss on the helmet logo), so I'll remain hopeful. As for the horns, I wouldn't be opposed to a revision along the lines of what the Vikings did, to give it more of a 3D effect. The key would be to not go too far with that, though, as most of the concepts I've seen do. It would also be fine to leave it as-is and just match the color to the jersey.
  19. How are these brand new ballparks turning twenty years old? Heck, the new one in Arlington has already been replaced. I say this in jest, of course, but the building boom of stadiums seems like yesterday, and now these facilities are a generation old. Time gets away...
  20. Surely you're aware that people own and display things without fulfilling their utilitarian purpose. Authentic NFL and MLB helmets? MLB cap collections that number in the hundreds? Commemorative and/or game-used bats and balls? Swords that hang on the wall? Fine china in cabinets that will never be soiled by food or drink? Vintage toys that will never be opened and played with by a child? Some people just like to own things and appreciate them for their aesthetic value. For the record, I wouldn't plunk down hundreds of dollars for a jersey that may eventually be obsolete, but if someone wants to, have at it. My initial comments were that, IF someone is going to spend $350, the motivation would surely (?) be authenticity, and removing the Nike swoosh from jerseys that will never exist without it (2020 Brewers, Padres, Rangers) didn't make sense, if authenticity and accuracy are the goals. If authenticity and accuracy aren't the motivation, then perhaps buy a replica and save a couple hundred. Someone brought up "supporting the team", so I simply countered that that may not be the incentive. They may just want it to "have", not because they have delusions about being a pro athlete, no more than the guy with the sword on his wall thinks he's a ninja.
  21. You don't spend $350 just to support your team. You can do that with a tee shirt or a department store jersey. I would also counter that many of these are bought as collectibles or for display.
  22. That would be a great start, but something needs to be done with the sleeve striping, as well. It's just...off, somehow. One issue is that there are orange painted stripes on a black background and black painted stripes on an orange background. Why? And the shape and symmetry of the stripes on the side is just strange. The white side panels are the biggest issue, but the pants stripe, the jersey stripes, and (as someone mentioned) the number font all need changing. So, basically, it's the whole thing.
  23. I'm not optimistic that the Bengals will change, but it's worth noting that the last time they had a head coaching change (2003), the uniforms changed the very next year. The 1996-2003 set was associated with losing, so they replaced it with a far inferior look. While the current set isn't associated with an embarrassing stretch on par with what the team endured in the 1990s, they do carry the stench of 0-7 in the playoffs, including that horrible night in January 2016 against Pittsburgh in the playoffs. I've hated them from day one and look forward to their retirement. I just hope they knock it out of the park with the redesign, whenever that does come.
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