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Posts posted by oldschoolvikings

  1. 2 hours ago, DNAsports said:

    Honestly, I view the 49ers as never actually having a CR Uniform. 


    They debuted after the CR doors shuttered and were unveiled as “throwbacks”



    But the fact that the 49ers consistently wear them with those stupid white socks means that they think of them as Color Rush uniforms.


    It's just the same with the Giants and Saints CRs.  The white socks screw up what would otherwise be nice throwbacks.

  2. 8 hours ago, _DietDrPepper_ said:

    Cowboys and Niners have two of the worst color rush uniforms, they'd be big downgrades from their current sets. 


    Agreed. The 49ers have one of the better primary uniforms in the league right now, and that Cowboy color rush wrongly uses navy instead of royal and had those dopey big stars on the sleeves.

  3. 23 minutes ago, colortv said:


    I think the gradient numbers could very well be retained long-term.


    Look at the Lakers dropshadow uniform numbers.


    If they had never had those but all of a sudden thrown them on, people would be shouting to the high heavens that they were gimmicky.


    The gradient numbers match the image you want to project as a Los Angeles market team, glitz.


    Actually, I think the gradient numbers will probably be the first thing to go. They might even be able to delete those ugly bastards before the five years are up, as there's some presidence for numbers changing outside the 5 year rule (ironically, the Rams did it themselves with their first navy/vegas gold jersey). 


    And the Lakers' drop shadows are a bad comparison... drop shadow numbers were on baseball uniforms in the 30's.

  4. 4 hours ago, MJD7 said:



    The only concerning thing about it would be that both opposing teams had to wear their color jersey, implying that yellow wouldn’t provide enough contrast against white. I’m more than happy with color v color matchups, but I just wonder if it would work for the Rams as an alternative to WAH or if they would mostly wear it on the road.




    No, they didn't have to wear their color jersey. That was just how they did it for the 75th season. Usually, in the NFL the gold home jersey is worn against a road white and it looks fine. It would never work for a football team to try the Lakers' sub gold for white trick.  Road uniform are white.





  5. 4 hours ago, VDizzle12 said:


    The alternative helmet can only be worn with the alternative jersey 3x in the regular season. Problem solved. 


    Yeah, problem solved, until some team decides they want to do it differently and then just goes ahead and does it. Which has happened in the past with alternative rules. Once the options are out there, if enough teams decide they want to rework the rules, the league isn't going to fight about it. These things aren't quite as important to them as they are to most of us.

  6. 31 minutes ago, dont care said:

    They can file a complaint all they want. The NFL doesn’t have to do anything about it.


    Sure, they don't have to. But why would they fight the over it. If the NFL doesn't care about "cool looking throwbacks" just for their own sake (and they don't), what would be their reasoning for telling one team they can have two helmets, but tell another team they can't? 

  7. Well, I guess I was wrong. I've been telling every Lions fan I know that they needed to dial back their expectations. 


    I don't get it. Stafford is not a bad quarterback, by any means, but... what? He's got a ton of mileage on him.

    In the past couple seasons he's had a back injury, a neck injury, he's never won a playoff game, his record again winning teams makes you cringe, he's good for a half dozen head scratching bad decisions a season. 


    Oh, well. I guess that's why I'm not an NFL executive.

  8. 4 minutes ago, dannykraft said:

    I would fine lifting the rule if it followed the same rules as normal alternates. I am not sure the exact rules but lets just say if it was 3 games top it wouldn't really dilute brands imo. 


    But it isn't just the amount of times you could wear it that causes the mass confusion, it's the combinations. 2 helmets, 3 jerseys, and 3 pants means 18 possible combinations, and that's not even adding in the socks. Teams like Jacksonville and Tennessee would literally never wear the same thing twice.

  9. 58 minutes ago, ⋔ 4 ℞ ℞ $ said:

    Along with many aplenty possibilities for lots of other franchises, my favorite potential reason for multiple helmets being permitted would be the Baltimore Ravens' 'CoLamaRush' uniforms first of all returning again next season — but especially becoming even more cohesive & color-coordinated via this theoretical, hypothetical, corresponding beauty:






    See, there you go.  After a half dozen posts saying "throwbacks only" someone posts this.  How long do you think it would take some team to think something similar?


    Here's the problem. We think about what looks good to us, what we'd like to see on the field. So, of course, we can say the NFL can just pass a rule to make it throwbacks only, and problem solved. Because on this board, the only consideration, really, is aesthetics. But the NFL doesn't care about that. They don't. It's like all those weekly complaints on here about both teams wearing navy pants, or something. They don't even think about it because they couldn't possibly care less.


    If the NFL is considering bringing back multiple helmets, it's about money. There must be some sort of financial consideration in play, or they wouldn't even be discussing it. So the question is, what about a team, say, Houston, who've always had the same color shell? What if they want the chance to market a second helmet? If it's all about aesthetics, sure, just tell them no. But it's not, because the league doesn't care about that, except where it affects the bottom line.


    I could be wrong, but I just find it very hard to picture that multiple helmets would be allowed for throwbacks only, and that it would just stay that way. Teams who don't need a second helmet for a throwback would eventually want in too.

  10. 2 hours ago, PittsburghSucks said:

     And I'm pretty sure the one helmet rule is going away next season?


    No confirmation on that, yet. And if that decision had been made early enough that teams would already be making design decisions over it, I'd think we'd have heard by now.


    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn't happen.