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The Seahawks looked okay when they wore matching slate blue jerseys and pants,

Well...

Even if they did, there's a difference between cool colors and warm, dark colors and bright. What works in one will not necessarily work for all.

Speaking of the Seahawks, um, am I the only one who thinks that they will be crazy enough to go with an all neon green monochrome disaster next year?

No, you aren't the only one. I'm pretty sure that if this nonsense is still happening next year, that is absolutely what the Seahawks have in store for us. It'll be hard to top how ugly their normal monochrome is, but they'll do their best.

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The Seahawks looked okay when they wore matching slate blue jerseys and pants,

Well...

Even if they did, there's a difference between cool colors and warm, dark colors and bright. What works in one will not necessarily work for all.

Speaking of the Seahawks, um, am I the only one who thinks that they will be crazy enough to go with an all neon green monochrome disaster next year?

No, you aren't the only one. I'm pretty sure that if this nonsense is still happening next year, that is absolutely what the Seahawks have in store for us. It'll be hard to top how ugly their normal monochrome is, but they'll do their best.

I've been thinking about this and wonder if the Seahawks will petition to be a road team for Thursday Night Football next year if they are doing the color rush promotion, if that sort of thing is even a possibility. Since they changed to the new uniforms they have worn blue monochrome at home exclusively. The Seahawks are the only team in the NFL (at least as I understand it) to have never worn their white jersey at home. They did wear the neon green alternate at home back in 2009 but have used their "wolf" regular shade of grey uniform exclusively on the road. As a franchise they tend to stick with the blue at home with one exception in their history. Just throwing it out there.

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The Seahawks looked okay when they wore matching slate blue jerseys and pants,

Well...

Even if they did, there's a difference between cool colors and warm, dark colors and bright. What works in one will not necessarily work for all.

Speaking of the Seahawks, um, am I the only one who thinks that they will be crazy enough to go with an all neon green monochrome disaster next year?

No, you aren't the only one. I'm pretty sure that if this nonsense is still happening next year, that is absolutely what the Seahawks have in store for us. It'll be hard to top how ugly their normal monochrome is, but they'll do their best.

I've been thinking about this and wonder if the Seahawks will petition to be a road team for Thursday Night Football next year if they are doing the color rush promotion, if that sort of thing is even a possibility. Since they changed to the new uniforms they have worn blue monochrome at home exclusively. The Seahawks are the only team in the NFL (at least as I understand it) to have never worn their white jersey at home. They did wear the neon green alternate at home back in 2009 but have used their "wolf" regular shade of grey uniform exclusively on the road. As a franchise they tend to stick with the blue at home with one exception in their history. Just throwing it out there.

I'm pretty sure the Packers have never worn white at home.

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I'm pretty sure the Packers have never worn white at home.

You could be right, I don't remember where I heard that factoid and wouldn't be surprised if I'm wrong. I do know that the Cowboys have worn white at home. :upside:

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Packers wore white alternates at home in the 1930s when there was a clash (such as against the Bears). I believe they may have done so again with their road whites in the mid 1950s, and I remember for sure they did it for a pair of games in the late 1980s. '88 or 89, can't remember exactly.

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Packers wore white alternates at home in the 1930s when there was a clash (such as against the Bears). I believe they may have done so again with their road whites in the mid 1950s, and I remember for sure they did it for a pair of games in the late 1980s. '88 or 89, can't remember exactly.

1989 against the Saints and Bucs, IIRC

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Thanks, that sounds about right. I remember really hating it.

They were both at Lambeau Field, right? I was going to a lot of games at County Stadium at that time, but almost positive I didn't see the whites in person.

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Are/were the Packers one of those teams that wore white at home in the pre season? I seem to remember the Raiders and 49ers doing that a LOT during the Reebok NFL Equipment era.

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Wew lawd... Just saw the Cowboys unis. This place is going to be a madhouse tomorrow. Those pants...

Carolina actually looks pretty sharp.

But geez louise Dallas, would it have killed you to just go straight throwback instead of hybrid like that... yikes.

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Its not that this game looks THAT bad. It just gives me the uneasy feeling that the NFL is easing its way into becoming college football.

"its just on Thursdays so no big deal"

yeah thats how it works. its the first step to bringing this kind of thing to our sacred sundays

Perhaps, but can you give me an example of how they have done this in the past?

I honestly think it is due to underwhelming viewership on Thursdays, and that alone.

I think it is a short term project to get people to watch on Thursdays.

Much like the Pro Bowl uniforms.

I don't see how "underwhelming viewership" is countered by televising games on a non-ubiquitous cable channel.

It isn't. But, as someone who does watch the NFL a lot on Sunday, and almost never on Thursdays, I sought out this game.

I also stayed on the game far longer than I normally would have. I also don't really give two spits about either team.

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Its not that this game looks THAT bad. It just gives me the uneasy feeling that the NFL is easing its way into becoming college football.

"its just on Thursdays so no big deal"

yeah thats how it works. its the first step to bringing this kind of thing to our sacred sundays

Perhaps, but can you give me an example of how they have done this in the past?

I honestly think it is due to underwhelming viewership on Thursdays, and that alone.

I think it is a short term project to get people to watch on Thursdays.

Much like the Pro Bowl uniforms.

Hi, Bort. My son is also named Bort.

No, these have nothing to do with boosting viewership. These are about Nike marketing Nike and the league taking extra cash to allow for such blatant whoring. That's why they didn't wear white or blue pants, like people suggested. All red vs. all green. There were probably millions of tweets last night about how awful the game looked, and nearly as many dopes saying the jerseys were "ill" or some equivalent there of. There were hundreds of articles written about the game mentioning the shoulder-to-toe colors are part of the leagues "Nike Color Rush program." That's why it was done. Nike doesn't care that the game looked liked festering anus. They cared that people are talking about Nike products so much.

I'm sorry, were you talking to me? Or another Bort? :)

I agree with most of what you say outside of it being all about Nike cash grabbing. Not that I don't think Nike wants to cash grub, but I think the NFL is fully complicit in anything uniform wise.

The NFL wants more attention on Thursdays. It isn't an accident the draft is Thursday and "colour rush" is Thursday. There is a strategy here.

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Found it!!

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From that 75th anniversary book... the "future of football".

I've been searching everywhere for something similar. There was an SI for Kids spread of (I think ) Adrian Peterson in a 'futuristic' uniform. It was a bit more robotic looking than this. Does anyone else remember this?

*Randy Moss lol

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Would it be logical for the NFL to switch from facemasks to full-face, plexiglass visors?

Not until they figure out some way to vent them.
Trust adidas to do this

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Regardimg the plexiglass mask

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Wew lawd... Just saw the Cowboys unis. This place is going to be a madhouse tomorrow. Those pants...

Carolina actually looks pretty sharp.

But geez louise Dallas, would it have killed you to just go straight throwback instead of hybrid like that... yikes.

I'm scared.

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Are/were the Packers one of those teams that wore white at home in the pre season? I seem to remember the Raiders and 49ers doing that a LOT during the Reebok NFL Equipment era.

No. Lindy Infante overthought the process and did it one season, but I don't recall it ever happening in the pre-season. The best source I have for these pictures are Packer Police cards - I'd have to dig them out of their binder to scan them.

1989 Packers - Saints - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuKhEl8Hjew

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Wew lawd... Just saw the Cowboys unis. This place is going to be a madhouse tomorrow. Those pants...

Carolina actually looks pretty sharp.

But geez louise Dallas, would it have killed you to just go straight throwback instead of hybrid like that... yikes.

I'm scared.

My question is what is his definition of "hybrid"? I interpret "hybrid" as a combination of eras, but that would have been a simple blue-white-blue striping on white pants, so it's got me wondering. Does the shoulder design play a role in this at all? Guess we'll have to find out tonight.

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Wew lawd... Just saw the Cowboys unis. This place is going to be a madhouse tomorrow. Those pants...

Carolina actually looks pretty sharp.

But geez louise Dallas, would it have killed you to just go straight throwback instead of hybrid like that... yikes.

They aren't THAT bad. They're pretty decent. Not as good as double star alts they had around for a while but not the worst thing i've seen. They definitely need a few tweaks though.

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I :censored: ing LOVE the color scheme. If the gold looks anything like this on the field, the jersey at least will be gorgeous. I'd even say it's a more interesting jersey than anything they've ever worn. I know everybody loves their initial set but this one looks much better to my eye.

Pair that with white pants, fix the stupid helmet and good to go.

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