whitedawg22

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  1. RBs wearing #82? The NFL would never allow for such a travesty!
  2. Agreed. As far as I've seen, nobody has a problem with the Philadelphia 76ers wearing blue some of the time and red some of the time, and they have the same basic theme as the Patriots.
  3. I agree, somebody needs to give Kraft a hand. Design-wise, I mean.
  4. It seems hard to believe, but the situation is actually better now than when Reebok was using its super-stretchy uniforms and the shoulder stripes were literally just on top of the shoulder. The frustrating thing is that Nike has the ability to fix this. For instance, the Panthers' stripes go all the way around, and even LSU's stripes are extended down to the armpit. There is no reason why they couldn't do a "full" UCLA stripe on a modern template.
  5. Disagree. I don't hate the white stripe, but I like the bolt better flying free across the uniform. It looks more spiky and dynamic. The bolt is effectively a stripe, so it doesn't need to be stuck inside another stripe. I always liked it that way on the Alworth-era pants, and was hoping they would go back to those, but it always bugged me how that set had a "free" bolt on the pants but a striped bolt on the shoulders.
  6. But an underrated part of this uniform is that, unlike almost every "modern" uniform, the primary home and away uniforms don't have socks that are the same color as the pants (and can't, since there are no powder blue pants). If the color rush uniforms are used 1-2x per year each, that means that for most of the schedule, the Chargers will wear socks that contrast with their pants, which is great.
  7. Has anyone started the "Patriots New Uniforms for 2025" thread yet? My overall impression is that these are just underdesigned... maybe not even designed at all. The shoulder stripes may or may not match the pant stripes, and even if they did, they would still look like crap since Nike doesn't bring them down below the collarbone. The number font is kind of traditional, but not really (see the "4" on the Hightower jersey), and is kind of reminiscent of their 2000-2019 set, but not really. The only options at this point are monochrome home uniforms and leotard socks for both home and away. The uniform is red, blue, and white, but the helmet is red, blue, and silver. No single element is offensive, but literally none of them work together, and the overall effect is of a create-a-uniform on Madden.
  8. This was still before uniform reveals were a big marketing event. I think that by the time Madden had to implement uniforms, all they had was the helmet, and they just created a generic uniform around that. I haven't seen any evidence that the Texans were planning on going full Penn State.
  9. Yes, especially when it was 28-3 with six minutes left. The Patriots could never come back from being down that far.
  10. The Texans originally planned to wear white helmets, but switched to blue before their first game. This wasn't a case of the 49ers "one-day" helmet, either - the white helmets were around for long enough that the Texans' helmets in Madden 2002 were white.
  11. I think the Patriots' helmet with a silver mask looks very plain. Here's an idea for a "rule" for helmets: a helmet should have either a facemask that is a different color than the shell, or a center stripe. A helmet with no stripe and a facemask the same color as the helmet is too boring. The Bears and the Texans are the only teams in the NFL that currently have a same-colored facemask and no center stripe, and their helmet is uber-traditional, which the Patriots' isn't. If the Bears' helmet was a new helmet released today, I'm sure it would be considered boring. The Texans' helmet is boring - although they have one of the best logos in the NFL, I don't think anyone classifies them among the great helmets of the NFL. Even the great plain college football helmets, like Ohio State and Alabama, have center stripes.
  12. These appear underdesigned, if anything. From the front, they appear to be a solid color, with no stripes or trim, and multiple garish ads. They look like uniforms you'd get for a weekend basketball tournament where each team is randomly assigned a different color and is sponsored by the local car dealership.
  13. It's interesting that many people are describing the color as "seafoam," when it's always been a part of their palette as the weathered copper color of the Statue of Liberty. If anything, they're simply updating the logo to get rid of the forced Knicks colors and better reflect how their uniforms have always looked.
  14. Do they indicate that players had any input on any of them? Unless they say that's the case, I don't think teams usually give players any input. But I agree that the gradient jersey is the one that's targeted at the youth market, which is the demographic of most of the players.
  15. I know the NCAA has prohibited players from exposing their abs, but I'll allow it.
  16. That's the problem with yellow jerseys. They look great in a vacuum, but what pants do you pair them with? Pairing them with blue pants creates an unbalanced look (as does any uniform where a non-white jersey is a lighter color than the pants, in my opinion). Pairing them with yellow pants is too much yellow. And pairing them with white pants looks strange if there isn't much/any white on the rest of the uniform. The blue pants are probably the best option out of those three, but this looks more like an alternate look than something that can be a team's core identity:
  17. Here's McDonald as a Ram and a Falcon- note his trademark lack of a facemask, even in the late 60s:
  18. In my unbiased opinion, the best matchup is Ohio State at Michigan, with both teams in their traditional uniforms:
  19. The black stripes and facemask are gross. That said, I do like red pants for Wisconsin - it just looks much better if they're all red-and-white:
  20. Y.A. Tittle was 37 years old in this famous photo: I used to think that was so old. Now I'm six months away from that.
  21. It looks like the number font USC used before it changed to its current custom font: