oldschoolvikings

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  1. I'm a big fan of the black TV numbers. I wish they'd put them on the white jersey too. Just one of those weird "never shoulda happened" quirks I love.
  2. I'm suddenly overcome with such a feeling of power.
  3. Well, yeah, if they're going to switch to something worse, I think we all agree that they shouldn't do it. I mean, is that something we're supposed to debate? So is that the new standard? Because a few teams made a switch and ended up worse off, we should just stop redesigning? Ok, well, shut down the site.
  4. I would probably agree that the Broncos version of both the side panels and the curving truncated stripe are as good as the design/style ever got. Especially at home, that bold orange swoosh (hmmm...) that moved from navy to white was extremely visually arresting, no question. My issues with it, in retrospect, are these three; One, it created a waterfall of bad design ideas, as every team that partially copied it while putting on their own twist made it worse and worse. True, that isn't the Broncos fault, but I have to say if Nike (it was their original design) had instead sold it to some team other than a classic NFL team destined to win Super Bowls in it, it wouldn't have had the same staying power. That's why the super spreader comment was so spot on. Two, it replaced a classic with much more personal and unique color scheme. That weird light blue helmet that didn't quite match the other blues? The top heavy color distribution? I know, as you say, it's all personal opinion, but that kind of mismatched old school design (see the New York Giants) is something I'm a sucker for every time. And three, again, personal opinion, but I feel that uniform has way outlived it's expiration date, especially now that they've (rightfully) attempted to reclaim orange as their true primary. It's been tired for at least a decade. It's just time to move on.
  5. True, you can't stop progress, but you can apply the term to something that doesn't deserve it. Which is what you've done here, IMO. Ferdy's line "The super spreader of bad design" is both hilarious and painfully accurate.
  6. There is no "wolf grey". That's just the same old gray the Lions and Giants wear as their primary pants. The Lions and Bucs ugly color rush uniforms are noticably darker.
  7. I don't think there's a particular issue with the Lions' and Bucs' jerseys being dark enough. There's plenty of contrast between those colors and white IMO. My issue with those two color rush monstrosities is that they're both hideous.
  8. My issue with every expanded playoff proposal is with the automatic bids for conference champs. In the old days, when all the teams in the conference played each other and the championship was based solely on record? Fine. But now, with these unbalanced (strength-wise) divisions, there's too much of a chance of much less deserving team playing over their heads for one game and stealing a spot. If they do go with five champs, plus one from G5, plus two at large, I'd add one caviot. No team with more than two losses is eligible for an automatic bid. If a conference produces a three loss champ, that slot becomes another at large.
  9. I think the biggest issue with alternative uniforms is how they seem to inevitably blur the lines of what is the "real" uniform and what is the alternative. This is pretty clear in baseball, where their are a number of teams who wear their dark jerseys so much you seldom see them in standard road gray. And in the NBA, I've given up trying to figure out the system for deciding what to wear and when. When the NFL first instituted alts there was a real sense that they had it buttoned down and had a plan in place... Only one alt, only twice a year. Now with multiple alts, multiple pants, plus throwbacks, it's just so much. Teams like Tennessee and Jacksonville seem to wear a completely different uniform every week. Even the Chargers and Browns who overall have awesome sets join in with the rotating looks. I'm extremely leary of adding multiple helmets to the mix. I know lots of people love the weekly uniform combo reveals. I get why it's kinda fun, especially if you're into the visuals of sports. It's just not for me, I guess.
  10. Every time I turn on a Hawaii game and they're not wearing the rainbow throwbacks I feel cheated and angry, so I root against them.
  11. Minnesota vs. New Orleans Tampa Bay vs. Detroit San Francisco vs. Arizona Miami vs. Las Vegas Cleveland vs. NY Jets Indianapolis vs. Pittsburgh Atlanta vs. Kansas City NY Giants vs. Baltimore Cincinnati vs. Houston Chicago vs. Jacksonville Carolina vs. Washington Denver vs. LA Chargers LA Rams vs. Seattle Philadelphia vs. Dallas Tennessee vs. Green Bay Buffalo vs. New England
  12. In the NFL, actually tanking has never really been a thing. I mean, sure, fans and TV gasbags spend a lot of time talking about it, but you'll never get 40 some players who are trying to have a career, and coaches fighting for their jobs, to go out and not try. The NBA is different. There are so few players on the floor at any given time that an owner or GM can really effect the games, but I can't honestly think of a time when an NFL team didn't at least try. (And, no, I don't think the Jets choke job against Las Vegas was intensional. If they were activey trying to lose, it never would've gotten that close.)
  13. So... between the four major sports, two are the exceptions and two are not the exceptions? I'm not sure that's how the word "exception" works.
  14. Yeah, although photo evidence is always sketchy you can kind of see it here... The finish is different and the orange is redder. The old color was clearly better IMO.
  15. Right, we see what a miserable failure that is with March Madness, which everyone absolutely hates and refuses to watch. Wait...