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  1. So, anyway, Here's the Yankees.  It's true that the whole idea of "updating" the Yankees seems pretty dumb, but then I thought since I'd already done the Tigers, Cardinals, and Dodgers, why should the Yankees be any different. Plus it gives me the opportunity to remove the pointless white trim off the road uniform, giving them a look that literally no other team could get away with. The all-navy is just a lark... sue me.

     

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  2. I haven't added anything to this thread in a while because I kind of felt like I'd run out of teams to do. I did the entire MLB except for the Yankees, Mets, Padres, and Brewers. I skipped the Padres and Brewers because when I was working on these they had both just changed to new uniforms that I generally really liked. I skipped the Yankees because... they're the Yankees. What kind of updated concept is anybody going to give the Yankees?  And I don't know why I skipped the Mets.  So anyway, I'm back to finish off those teams, just to complete all the majors.

     

    Starting with the Mets...

     

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  3. 10 hours ago, Cujo said:

    Kinda-sorta-really-unrelated...

     

    Watching SB23 highlights and Cincy players are wearing a mix Champion and standard block numbers.

     

    Would love to see a team bring those digits back. (🗣 Buffalo!)

     

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    This is one of those classic things you point out to your friends and everyone turns to look at you like you're crazy.


  4. 22 hours ago, Bathysphere said:

     

    And, honestly, I don't even want to hear about the teal flake helmets. That's how I know you REALLY didn't watch any Jaguars football. Even with our brand new hd TV, my dad and I tried and struggled so hard to see if we could make out a crumb of teal in that paint. You just weren't passively noticing it. Every couple of weeks you would see a little glint during a super closeup, and we would joke "omg! its The Thing! look! The Thing!!" and no more frequently than that. That picture with Tyson Alualu in it is the only one out of the several in this thread where it actually makes out. Great idea with lame execution, tbh. 

     

     

    That's how I've always felt about that mythical teal-flake helmet. It's like people fell so i love with the idea of it that everybody failed to notice that you really couldn't see it. Every once in a great while a perfectly timed photo would turn up where you could almost kinda see a bit of teal sparkles. Hardly worth getting worked up about IMO.

     

    The Jags' teal-flaked helmet goes on the list with the Cowboys 90's double-star jerseys, and those Patriot jerseys with the peek-a-boo vertical bands... uniforms that keep getting these wistful call backs, and I'm continually confused as to why.


  5. 3 hours ago, Gothamite said:

     

    It was originally blue.  Only lasted a couple games in 1962 before being replaced with a white version.  White against orange looked clearer on a black-and-white television; the blue and orange blurred together.

     

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    Now that you've posted it, I remember see that picture before, but I'd forgotten it. Seeing that, the prototype helmet probably uses the royal blue also.


  6. I loved the Jags first uniform at the time and it's still probably the best they've ever looked, but I don't know if I'd still be thinking that if they had been wearing it all these years. I think it's a bit too 90's to work just as it was today. I could see a slightly simplified version working.

     

    For me, the new logo is an upgrade (don't know if that's an unpopular opinion) and the current number font is awesome... my favorite of the new "block with a twist" fonts we're getting. Plus, my current design crush is single layer numbers, but I don't know if that'll last for me.

     

    I'd keep the current uniform as a jump off point, get rid of the black jerseys and pants, change the white jersey's spikey elements to teal, add some teal stripe/spike to the pants, and be done. 

     

    After some of the garbage we've gotten on the past decade "too simple" is not a criticism I'm ready to make.


  7. Although it's obviously true to say the Panthers have stuck with the same look since day one, it's hard for me to see them as a team that hasn't messed with their uniforms. The constant mixing and matching of all those stupid combinations ruins the overall aesthetic IMO. 

     

    Burn all the pants but gray and they good to go.


  8. 16 minutes ago, WSU151 said:

     

    Is #77 wearing his socks upside down? 

     

    That's not uncommon... What he's doing is cutting off the foot portion of the sock, and either wearing a specialty "no show" sock, or even going barefoot inside a skin tight shoe. He still has to wear the calf portion of the sock per NFL rules.