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15 hours ago, Gothamite said:

 

How are the Packers throwbacks affected by the one-helmet rule?  The originals used plain gold helmets too. 

 

 

I agree, but can only presume that they don’t think enough people notice the green to bother swapping all the facemasks. 

 

My bad. I was thinking of these. Forgot they switched.

 

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11 hours ago, oldschoolvikings said:

Yeah, this idea that the NFL would tell teams they can have a second helmet strictly for throwback purposes, and nothing more would ever happen is ridiculous. It's just some weird fantasy that only exists in the minds of members of this board... a world where a corporation would give that kind of nuanced thought to aesthetics over finances. What if they did, and the second helmet gave teams a bump in marketing, an extra mention on ESPN, something? What, teams that have always worn the same color shell just get left out?  Some pushy billionaire just sits on the sidelines and doesn't elbow his way in? No chance.

 

Don't kid yourself... A second helmet for anybody opens the floodgates. There's zero question about it.

 

It was the rule before. So there's precedent. It's not wishful thinking we made up in our heads, otherwise I'd agree with the slippery slope stuff.

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But that rule was before the NFL required teams to adopt alternate uniforms.  The league is very, very different now.  

 

I don’t think there’s any doubt at all that the rule which prohibited the Seahawks from having two helmets would have been repealed or revised to accommodate Color Rush lids.   And there’s the slippery slope. 

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3 minutes ago, colortv said:

Great example of what could be an "alternate" helmet:

 

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Sure, but is it necessary? No. And I would rather those floodgates remain closed. 

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Just now, Ice_Cap said:

Sure, but is it necessary? No. And I would rather those floodgates remain closed. 

 

It's pro sports, very little is actually "necessary".

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There should not be alternates in football. Not enough dates.

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21 minutes ago, colortv said:

 

It's pro sports, very little is actually "necessary".

Is it necessary to the Steelers' brand? Does it improve the brand in any measurable way? Is the Steelers' brand expanded positively by wearing a gold helmet twice a year?

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33 minutes ago, the admiral said:

There should not be alternates in football. Not enough dates.

 

There shouldn't be NFL football on Thursdays either, but they both exist for the same empty reasons.

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46 minutes ago, Ice_Cap said:

Sure, but is it necessary? No. And I would rather those floodgates remain closed. 

 

I'm sure others do too, but the genie left that bottle years ago.

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38 minutes ago, the admiral said:

There should not be alternates in football. Not enough dates.

How about a compromise? Teams can have one alternate jersey and it can be worn a maximum of two games, regular season only.🙃

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5 minutes ago, neo_prankster said:

 

I'm sure others do too, but the genie left that bottle years ago.

Not in the NFL thanks to the amazing one helmet rule ;)

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1 hour ago, jn8 said:

How about a compromise? Teams can have one alternate jersey and it can be worn a maximum of two games, regular season only.🙃

 

Make it one alternate uniform, and you've got yourself a deal.  That would be so much better than we have now.

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1 hour ago, neo_prankster said:

 

I'm sure others do too, but the genie left that bottle years ago.

 

Which is why we have to hold on tight to what little we still have.  By our fingernails if necessary.

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On 8/22/2019 at 9:09 AM, Old School Fool said:

I believe the Seahawks tried to wear a silver helmet for road games in 2002 and the NFL shot it down. I don't buy that the NFL would allow alternate helmets outside of throwbacks or color rush because they're pretty hard headed about the overall brand of the league. Even if they did allow alternate helmets, I think there would be regulations on how it's done. It would probably be like hats in MLB.

That was almost 2 decades ago, since each team was only allowed 1 throwback or alternate jersey and allowed to wear them just 2 times and not allowed to wear them after we 10. Now ever team can have an alternate, and color rush and a throwback can wear them up to 4 times any time they want. To really believe if the one helmet rule was never put into effect they wouldn’t have allowed alternate helmets you’d be mistaken. 

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On 8/4/2019 at 3:23 AM, dont care said:

Saying that POS is smellier than this POS doesn’t magically turn it into anything other than a POS.

 

Saying that kind of statement is just immature stuff. The Chargers uniforms are not a POS.

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Counterpoint: yes, they are.  The mismatched lightning bolts made it very much a POS. 

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21 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

Counterpoint: yes, they are.  The mismatched lightning bolts made it very much a POS. 

And the multiple outlines, and the inconsistent backgrounds, and the backwards bolts on the shoulders.

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Those last two were what I meant, but the extra outlines are a good point. 

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