oldschoolvikings

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  1. A couple of looks at the old Lions... like the new uniform, basically white-free.
  2. While I see the logic, the learning curve would be brutal.
  3. I've got a full circle story for this one. In the mid-70's, I was a little kid visiting the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the first time and saw a picture of the helmets for two new teams about to enter the NFL, the Seahawks and the Buccaneers. That Seattle helmet was just about the coolest thing I'd ever seen ... Great logo and amazing color scheme. Green and blue together? Seemed almost illegal. They instantly became my second team, made easier since they were initially an AFC team. Much later, when they switched to that sad blue get up, they lost something to me and became just another team. When they went full time monochrome, they started to become an annoyance to me, and when they switched to the current look (compounded by the fact that they seemed to be overstocked with chest pounding jackasses) I went to full-on hating them. It would be interesting to me to see if my feelings about that team would change if they went back to some version of their first look. Of course, they'll need to fire that gum chewing smarm bucket, too.
  4. After all the bitching and whining about how Durant going to the Warriors "broke the NBA" if Golden State won the championship with KD out it would be the funniest friggin thing ever.
  5. Who is the guy who spends all his time in the NFL Playoffs thread bitching about the Patriots? You have become the NBA version.
  6. Here's an idea... Ohio State does this on the back collar; So the Bears could embroider some simple lettering...
  7. Reading that article, it's pretty obvious he wants to do something stupid and ugly.
  8. Thanks for the feedback! The Bears' GSH being under the collar is something I'm not totally sold on either... I just know I've gotten tired of it in the middle of the sleeve stripe. I've gone back in forth on the Vikings' use of black. I think it works on the horn, maybe not as much on the facemask. I guess I'm not sure about matching a purple mask to that particular helmet finish. And, like I said, I thought about just dropping the dark gray from the Lions, but something about it made me want to try to save it. I dunno, maybe I thought just getting rid of it was taking the easy way out... does that make any sense?
  9. Light blue pants with navy blue numbers has been done...
  10. I never realized that thing actually says "winning tradition" on it. That feels... I dunno... kinda needy, or something.
  11. And Lions. This is the one I've messed with the most. I've deep-sixed the asymmetrical wordmarks on the sleeve, first... just going with plain stripes. Also, it's bugged me from the start that the dark gray only exists on the primary home and road as number outlines, which makes it seem like a shoe-horned afterthought added just as an excuse for that ugly color rush mess. I considered dumping the dark gray all together, but something makes me want to keep it, so I tried to find a few more places for it. On the white jersey, the small wordmark, NOB, and swooshes are now dark gray, and I changed the outer outline on the helmet logo to dark gray, which helps with the out-of-place color patterning of the current helmet logo. Living in Detroit, I'm well aware of how beloved the Lions' ultra-plain throwbacks are, but for myself, I feel they've run their course. I decided to keep the dark gray as an alt, just not as a color rush. I hate the current color rush jersey... even as just a jersey it's a bad design, so I re-worked the whole concept. \
  12. Vikings. Like the Bears, almost no change to the basic home and road... all I added was a pair of white socks with stripes to kill the hated road leotard look. Also, a second pair of white pants with a stripe to match the white jersey, so that if the team wants to wear all-white on a few occasions, the stripes won't have to be mis-matched (it's not a deal breaker, but just something small I'd fix). The alt is a throwback to the home uniform from 1969, the Vikings 1st Super Bowl.
  13. Next the Bears. In the past, I've made some concepts that "fixed" the stripe inconsistencies, but I've come to realize those so-called inconsistencies are actually awesome, so I've made almost no changes on the home and road, just moving the GSH off the sleeve to the jersey front. I've decided against a throwback because the Bears basically wear their best throwback as their normal uniform every week, and I've never really liked any of the throwbacks they've tried. The orange alt is based on the road uni instead of the home uni, and has the added benefit of supplying them with an extra pair of white pants and a solid navy sock so that if they want to go all-white on the road once or twice a year, they will look a bit more cohesive. (Gray facemask added to annoy... you're welcome.)
  14. Let's start with Green Bay. A classic look, obviously, but still in need of a little polishing. The current collars are pretty dated IMO... a bit too busy. And I've never liked the road stripes with the extra white space. The sleeve stripes here are the same width home and road, both with 5 stripes total. Sock stripes make a comeback. The alt is a throwback to an early 50's uniform that was bright kelly green monochrome, so how can you pass it up?
  15. I decided to fiddle around with the 4 teams from the NFC North, IMO the best dressed division in the NFL. All are at the very least pretty good. I feel the Lions current uniforms are the weakest of the group, and even they are easily in the top half of the league. So, as far as their everyday looks go there isn't much to do. Just a few minor tweaks to take them from very very good to near-perfect. I do feel that the alts and/or color rush uniforms leave a bit to be desired, though, so I came up with all-new looks there. (In my perfect NFL, teams would be back to just one alt, whether it's a throwback, color rush, or just a simple jersey re-color.) Anyway, as always, comments, thoughts, complaints, complements, and brownie recipes are appreciated. Here we go...
  16. Sure BBTV has a point. It would just be much easier to agree with that point if he wasn't simultaneously wishing career ending agony on a complete stranger.
  17. Oh, I get that. If one of my teams ever became so dominate as to become universally hated, I'd love every second of it.
  18. From Jordan's retirement until 4 or 5 years ago, I hated the NBA.