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Posts posted by oldschoolvikings

  1. Yeah, yeah... Bears, Canadians, Yankees, blah, blah, blah. How shocking... didn't see those answers coming. How about this? Take out any consideration of tradition, or of how long a uniform has been around. Look at it purely from a design stand point. Just pretend every uniform suddenly winked into existance TODAY. Now seriously... you'd still say the Bears? The Yankees? I don't think so.

  2. Ah, good... we're all friendly again. That makes me happy. ^_^

    I could provide some of those photos, except from desktop receintly exploded, so Im checking in on the lam... you know, friends comps, library... so on. Sucks, as some of you probably know. I was hoping someone else would help me out with my suddenly plunging credability on the vikings-pants issue. Anybody? I have a great photo of Fran Tarkenton wearing purple pants with the white/gold/white stripe (man, that makes me sound weird!), but no way to get it on here right now.

  3. """The proper response would have been: "I apologize for being so pompous in my earlier post, as I was obviously mistaken about the color combination of the pant stripes that I so expertly spoke about.""""

    Well, OK, if it makes you happy. I wasn't particularly shooting for "pompous" in my original post, but I do bow to any Packer fan as an absolute authourity on pompousity. :D<--- maybe if I had a few more of those sprinkled in, my tone would be clearer?

  4. I asked this question in a different thread, and it got swallowed up in the (real, on topic) discussion, so I'll try it again here;

    I was wondering if the folks that complain about gray facemasks on teams with no gray in their color scheme feel the same about black shoes? After all, most of these teams (Bears, Giants, Seahawks, Browns, etc...) have no black anywhere else. Wouldn't those of you that complain about the Browns and Colts wearing Gray facemasks apply the same arguement to the shoes?

    Just a question...

  5. Hey, that's what this board is all about, right? Nitpicking over tiny insignificant things. Did you miss the major debate about the differences in the block fonts worn by various baseball teams? :D

    And yeah, I agree that stripe would be better than the original.

  6. OK... two things... people need to stop posting that templet graphic with the purple pants and saying "the Vikings need to go back to these." Those pants never existed. The 60's purple-pants stripe went White/Gold/White, not Gold/White/Gold.

    Second... I just wonder if the people who insist that a team shouldn't wear gray facemasks unless they have gray in their color scheme feel the same way about black shoes? should only teams who have black as a color be allowed to wear black shoes? Seems the same to me.

  7. Too true.... unfortunately, whereas I'd love to give big credit to teams like the Steelers, Browns, and Bears for holding on to their traditions, as long as the modern trend towards no sleeves continues, those uniforms will continue to look like crap. Believe me, if I could change the world, the NFL would mandate a return to sleeves of, at least, 80's style lengths, but we all know that isn't gonna happen. When I look at these teams who are trying so hard to keep their old look, it just makes it all the more obvious that it isn't working. Sorry to say, they need to give it up. Imbrace the future or return to the past... stradling the fence makes for ugly uniforms.

  8. Ok... this is too much fun to stop. How about other sports? From the NFL, can we see the old Tampa Bay Bucco in Black, Red, and Pewter? Or the new Eagle Helmet and Logo in Silver and Kelly? Patriot Pat in Navy, Silver and Red? Or Baseball... the new Astro graphics in Orange and Navy. Current Mariner's look in Royal and Yellow? Current BlueJay's in Royal and Powder Blue. Hockey... LA Kings Gretsky era logo in Purple/gold.

    Don't stop.

    Unless, of course, everyone is sick of this.

  9. Ya, I lived in Toledo for 8 years back in the 90's, before moving back up here to Detroit. I thought the same thing when I moved there... like, how am I gonna spend my time here?? But, who knew? Toledo is surprisingly cool. If you get chance visit the Art Museum... I taught Design there for 12 years.

    And if anybody need resturant recomendations for Detroit, I got those too!

  10. Is there any way we can see a direct comparison between the current Astors colors and the new Diamondbacks colors? Now that I've had to look at them for a month or so, I guess you can see a slight difference in the reds, but I wish it had been more.

  11. Quick question for the uni experts hanging around here...

    I recently found something odd at the local goodwill. It's an authentic Eagles road jersey... only ten bucks, so natch, I grabed it. What was the catch? Well, some obviously disgruntled Philly fan tried to de-T.O. his jersey. (Weird... I found it in Detroit!) He apparently cut the stitching, thinking he could remove the numbers and name, only to find out the numbers are also heat tranfered on. Consequintly, the jersey now has a network of loose threads and, most problematic, dark stains where the numbers were. So... what can I do with it? I've tried to pick out the tiny threads with an exacto-knife... probably do-able, but its taking forever, and I'm not known for my patience. And I have NO idea what to do about the discoloration. Is bleach as bad an idea as I think it might be?

    Is there someplace that can semi-restore this thing? I wouldn't mind a cheap McNabb jersey, if I can swing it. (Is there a chance trying to fix this will cost more than a new Authentic jersey?)