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Everything posted by oldschoolvikings

  1. Signing day for high school recruits is the most ridiculas, over-hyped media driven non-sense on the sports landscape today. I live in Michigan (and I'm NOT a U of M fan... the sweater rules!), and Michigan fans go nuts about this every year. THESE ARE HIGH SCHOOL KIDS!! You have NO real idea what kind of college players they're gonna turn out to be. Its all just best guess at this point. Every year Notre Dame still end up having their class of recruits rated in the top 5 by the high school recruiting "experts" (how do you get that title... what a joke), and how has that turned out lately?
  2. Does anybody know a good on-line outlet for harder-to-find minor league hockey jerseys... or just merchandise in general? Thanks!
  3. OMG!!!! IT LOOKS JUST LIKE THAT FACE ON MARS!!!! AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Oh, wait... maybe its ME who's stoned.
  4. This one is so outright hilarious, I'm actually thinking about getting it! http://cgi.ebay.com/Authentic-Warren-Moon-...1QQcmdZViewItem
  5. Not to nit-pick, but Sewn-on and Heat-pressed weren't the only options. I believe quite a few teams used to Silk-screen their numbers on (Chargers, Dolphins... any team with a split-outline... and other too). I have a few older authentics with numbers that wre definately screened on.
  6. Oh, and the Eagles did wear all green, some years back on a monmday night vs the 49ers.
  7. QUOTE(beansdooma @ Sunday, January 14th, 2007 - 13:13:12) QUOTE(willmorris @ Sunday, January 14th, 2007 - 00:18:40) No, I agree, all-white should not count, as white is not a color when it comes to pigments. White is the absence of color. No, black's the absence of color. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it depends on what theory of color you're using. Additive color, I believe, says that all possible colors equal black and no colors equal white. Subtractive color is the opposite. Or vice versa on the terms. You got it exactly right (I teach color theory and design at an Art College). Subtractive Colors deal with pigments, dyes, etc... any time you're creating or mixing your colors. That's why Red, Yellow and Blue are the primary colors of paint but not on your computer. Additive colors are light mixtures... that whole "Sir Isaac Newton and the Prism" thing. So a black shirt is hot in the summer because all the colors (which are really just different wavelengths of pure light) are absorbed and none reflected, and a white shirt is the opposite. Hmmm.... but one thing I apparently can't get right is that stupid quote button. DAMN!!!
  8. OK, I'm a freak, but I can talk about football and baseball sox all day. Hey, can we start our own board for this???
  9. Have the Ravens ever worn their black pants with their purple jerseys? And if so, is there a pic? (I mean the new versions, not the pants they wore in their first year after their move.)
  10. Obviously, a lot of NFL teams have throwback uni's without TV numbers, but does anybody know what the rule is for TV #'s on regular uniforms? Is it a requirement?
  11. Leotard look?!! Well football has changed since the 1970's and 80's and uniforms have changed as well. The plain fact is, monochrome is fashionable, sleeker, and intimidating. Having a bunch of flaming and flamboyant colors showing up everywhere is not modern. Monochrome, like all black is. I played football for years and the common trend that we players always wanted were monochrome jerseys. I personally like many combinations, but nothing is better than an all black uniform (including socks). I can digest the white bottoms of socks, but I think it is still rediculous. Just have plain colored socks. Stripes on socks belong on uniforms that predate the 80's, otherwise have plain colored or white socks. The Bengals players do have fashion sense when it comes to uniforms. Players have worn uniforms all their football lives. I think they know what looks good. You wouldn't go wear the same outfit you wore in 1979, so why whould they. Maybe people need to be less dogmatic in viewing trends, and update their fashion sense. Hmmmm... so you're saying the Bengal's uniform is "sleek" and "intimidating"? And that they don't have "flamboyant colors showing up everywhere"? Hilarious. Have you actually seen the Bengals unform? That thing has so many stripes and logos and junk plastered all over it, a waitress at applebee's would be embarassed to wear it.
  12. I was visiting family in Cincinnati Friday (Nov. 24), and read an interesting article in the Enquirer. It was about the Bengal's equipment manager, and how the uniform combos are chosen. When asked if there was anything about the uniform the players all agreed on, he said it was a general hatred of the orange sox. So, I guess we have the players to blame for the leotard look that's taking over the NFL. Look, I wouldn't ask my plumber for tax advice, and I wouldn't ask my lawyer how to bake a pie. Why is anybody asking ther players for design advice? Look at Oregon... today's player obviously has absolutley NO idea what looks good. Can anybody find and post that article?
  13. QUOTE(oldschoolvikings @ Saturday, October 7th, 2006 - 19:12:58) Did anybody else see that tool Giambi sitting there with that stupid look on his face wearing his "classic pinstripes"? HAHAHAHA Go Tigers! what are you trying to point out? Giambi has nothing to do with this.. I was trying to point out that Giambi is a tool... and I believe I did a fine job of it. But, wow, you're right... no one has EVER deviated from the topic on this board... my bad.
  14. Did anybody else see that tool Giambi sitting there with that stupid look on his face wearing his "classic pinstripes"? HAHAHAHA Go Tigers!
  15. How come nobody on Sportcenter knows how to pronounce the word "Coyotes"?
  16. How come nobody on Sportcenter knows how to pronounce the word "Coyotes"?
  17. How come nobody on Sportcenter knows how to pronounce the word "Coyotes"?
  18. How come nobody on Sportcenter knows how to pronounce the word "Coyotes"?
  19. How come nobody on Sportcenter knows how to pronounce the word "Coyotes"?
  20. The twin's catcher was wearing something strange today... it looked like an old-time batter's helmet backwards, but I don't remember the Twins ever wearing one like it (it had a white front panel). Any pics?
  21. I just don't think its gonna happen. The other uniform things the NFL has rules over (no untucked jerseys, no droopy sox) have more to do with "neatness" than design. Yes, it is possible they would mandate against Hovan's armpits (PLEASE!), but that's not exactly the same as sleeve length. Still, nobody has given me a solution. OK, you don't like the new style designs. But the old style sleeve stripes look like crap, and the sleeves are not gonna suddenly grow. SO... one more time... Is there a solution?
  22. Well, no I'm not saying everybody should just go to the modern style... c'mon, these are supposedly great design minds in action. Isn't there some other solution? All I'm saying is, pretending you can just stay wirth the old design obviously isn't working. And I think it's really stupid when the jersey they sell to fans looks nothing like the ones on the field. And if you don't think the shrinking sleeves has affected the Colts jersy, compair a picture of Manning to one of Unitis.
  23. First let me say this... if NFL jerseys were still cut today like they were twenty (30?) years ago, I would say that these were two of the best designed jerseys out there. But the reality is, that just isn't the case. There are a number of people on this board who would adjocate that the NFL mandate a certain sleeve length making larger sleeve stripes possible again, but really... do you honestly believe that's going to happen? No way. So now we have these designs that should be great (on paper), but on the field, I hate to say it, they look like garbage. Yesterday, I saw some of the Cleveland / Baltimore game, and the Browns just look dumb. Instead of sleeve stripes, the lineman look like they're wearing patches on the shoulders depicting the flag of some obscure third world nation. And most of the steeler's player are wearing a partial stripe that cuts off about half way. So... why bother? Just for tradition? If tiny sleeves are the new standard (and face it, they absolutely are) shouldn't these teams (as well as, to a lesser extent, Detroit, Chicago, Green Bay, SF) redesign to fit the new reality? I think this is why we have so many teams throwing on the ugly side-panels, shoulder blocks, etc... because there isn't any other place to put a design the differenciates you from another team. So, if you were in charge of these teams, and you have to accept that jersey sleeve are what they are now, what do you do? Seriously, I'm asking. What would you do? Because I think what they are doing now looks horrible.
  24. I know nobody will agree with this but I think the Packers have the biggest divide between "greatl-looking-at-home" and "crappy-looking-on-the-road". The Gold / Green / Gold is classic... the Gold / White / Gold is washed out and ubber-lame. I've always thought white road pants for them would be cool, but even green would be better than the magarine stick outfits. And, I think Brett Favre just threw ANOTHER interception.