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24 minutes ago, Ray Lankford said:

How much is the Rams going blue and white about coordinating with the Dodgers?

 

I'd say somewhere between none and zero.

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2 hours ago, BrandMooreArt said:

 

i would guess the former. i think we'll see something new in 2019. hard to see them going backwards; they'll always have the throwback option

I agree. Making the logo navy and white still uses current team colours. They will continue to have gold on the uniforms for the next couple seasons but the logo still works with the current set even with the absence of gold, while also distancing themselves from the St. Louis look. If they were to have changed the logo to yellow, it would not match.

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38 minutes ago, Gobbi said:

I agree. Making the logo navy and white still uses current team colours. They will continue to have gold on the uniforms for the next couple seasons but the logo still works with the current set even with the absence of gold, while also distancing themselves from the St. Louis look. If they were to have changed the logo to yellow, it would not match.

 

Exactly.  The dropping of the dull beige/gold from the logo in no way commits them to doing the same to their uniforms, or from adding some other color later.  The near legendary "five year rule" applies to uniforms, and more specifically jerseys, so the NFL doesn't get stuck trying to sell the outdated merchandise of a team dumb enough to retool their look on a semi-annual basis.  The fact that this tight control has the secondary benefit of keeping NFL teams from going with the ugly clusterbleep "anything goes" stupidity of the NBA and CFB is just a lucky by-product.   

 

If the Rams can have a blue and white primary logo while wearing blue and beige uniforms this year, then they can just as easily have a blue and white primary logo while wearing blue and yellow uniforms next year. Or the year after.  Or never... it's all guesses right now.

 

So it would probably be best if everyone bemoaning this supposed change to navy and white slowed their roll for a while.  Who knows, it may happen. But there's nothing in this logo change that says it's going to happen.  All we can say for sure is that by dropping the beige from the official logo, the Rams are probably admitting that that particular color's days are numbered.   Which is excellent news.

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Dollars to donuts that the Rams and Chargers are coordinating (perhaps at the NFL's behest) to avoid having anywhere close to the same "look" now that they're both in LA. This would explain the Rams dropping yellow/gold. And I'm guessing the Chargers will change their blue from navy to either powder blue or their brighter "color rush" blue.

 

The last thing the NFL wants is for a football fan in LA (assuming they exist) to be able to buy one set of gear to support the colors of both teams.

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2 hours ago, whitedawg22 said:

Dollars to donuts that the Rams and Chargers are coordinating (perhaps at the NFL's behest) to avoid having anywhere close to the same "look" now that they're both in LA. This would explain the Rams dropping yellow/gold. And I'm guessing the Chargers will change their blue from navy to either powder blue or their brighter "color rush" blue.

 

The last thing the NFL wants is for a football fan in LA (assuming they exist) to be able to buy one set of gear to support the colors of both teams.

 

I tend to agree, but on the other hand ... I also think eliminating yellow/gold from a future Rams' look is foolish. That is the Rams. That's what LA fans wanted when they rallied for their team back. And, as big of a money grab as the NFL is ... give what the fans want, right?

 

(that should also mean the Chargers move back to San Diego)

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right before. often if there's a change, teams will want their first round pick to have it on stage but keep it under wraps as long as possible

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OK, thanks I'll hold out my hope for new Falcon uniforms for a few more weeks. I'll keep an eye out here for leaks posted for that and other stuff.

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–I actually like the Jags uniforms – but the helmet needs to go. Either do gradient right or don't do it at all.

 

–The Rams removing the gold isn't a good idea IMO. The Colts already own that look (heck, my only complaint about the Colts is no blue pants).

 

–I know some of you love old school unis, but they don't work for EVERY team. The Titans are one of those teams. They weren't born in that era and forcing that design on them won't go over well with their fans. That said, that logo could stand to be changed. It's out of date.

 

–I like the Lions new word mark. My only complaint? Put a silver outline over the words to match the logo or put a white outline on both.

 

–While the throwbacks are nice, Atlanta's unis are fine the way they are and Atlanta fans aren't complaining in the least.

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50 minutes ago, jrvegeeta said:

–I actually like the Jags uniforms – but the helmet needs to go. Either do gradient right or don't do it at all.

 

–The Rams removing the gold isn't a good idea IMO. The Colts already own that look (heck, my only complaint about the Colts is no blue pants).

 

–I know some of you love old school unis, but they don't work for EVERY team. The Titans are one of those teams. They weren't born in that era and forcing that design on them won't go over well with their fans. That said, that logo could stand to be changed. It's out of date.

 

–I like the Lions new word mark. My only complaint? Put a silver outline over the words to match the logo or put a white outline on both.

 

–While the throwbacks are nice, Atlanta's unis are fine the way they are and Atlanta fans aren't complaining in the least.

I am with you on the titans opinion. They already have a great uniform. There should be no change

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On 3/2/2017 at 9:03 AM, whitedawg22 said:

The last thing the NFL wants is for a football fan in LA (assuming they exist) to be able to buy one set of gear to support the colors of both teams.

How many people would buy plain navy sweatpants and a plain yellow shirt and think, "Hey, now I can root for the Rams AND the Chargers"?

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That sounds so much like something my dad would do it's ridiculous. He bought a maroon shirt last year because he could wear it to RiverCats and 49ers games, and hell, it's not THAT far from the Orange the Giants wear. That's 80 year old man logic for you ?

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On 3/2/2017 at 4:44 PM, Dnice said:

OK, thanks I'll hold out my hope for new Falcon uniforms for a few more weeks. I'll keep an eye out here for leaks posted for that and other stuff.

 

12 hours ago, jrvegeeta said:

 

–While the throwbacks are nice, Atlanta's unis are fine the way they are and Atlanta fans aren't complaining in the least.

.............

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In regards to the Titans, I would love to see them ditch the monochrome navy look and go navy on white at home with light blue on white as their primary alternate. White on light blue on the road looks beautiful. I actually wouldn't mind it if they ditch their navy pants altogether. 

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^ Agree.

 

Don't mind White over Navy, but White over Light Blue looks so much better and they can't be trusted to not wear mono-navy or wear them with the light blue jersey.

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" The Eagles are proposing a new resolution at next week’s NFL meetings that could excite fans who want to see the team in alternate helmets — perhaps even the popular kelly green helmets that are now throwbacks.

 

The Eagles want to take out the language in the league’s third uniform policy that requires “only current, primary” helmets be used as part of a third uniform. The effect of the proposal is it would permit teams to have an “alternate helmet” to be worn with a third uniform. "

 

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/sports/eagles/Eagles-helmet-alternate-NFL-rule-Kelly-green-third-uniform.html

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17 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

" The Eagles are proposing a new resolution at next week’s NFL meetings that could excite fans who want to see the team in alternate helmets — perhaps even the popular kelly green helmets that are now throwbacks.

 

The Eagles want to take out the language in the league’s third uniform policy that requires “only current, primary” helmets be used as part of a third uniform. The effect of the proposal is it would permit teams to have an “alternate helmet” to be worn with a third uniform. "

 

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/sports/eagles/Eagles-helmet-alternate-NFL-rule-Kelly-green-third-uniform.html

Interesting (to me, maybe others) is that this is an NFL Policy per the rule change posting:

 

 By Philadelphia: Amends the NFL’s On-Field Policy to allow clubs to have an alternate helmet in a color to match their third uniform.

 

But Color Rush is a bylaw:

 

By Washington: Amends Article XIX, Sections 19.8(B) and 19.9(B) to permit clubs to opt out of the “color rush” jerseys created for Thursday Night Football.

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19 minutes ago, Sec19Row53 said:

Interesting (to me, maybe others) is that this is an NFL Policy per the rule change posting:

 

 By Philadelphia: Amends the NFL’s On-Field Policy to allow clubs to have an alternate helmet in a color to match their third uniform.

 

But Color Rush is a bylaw:

 

By Washington: Amends Article XIX, Sections 19.8(B) and 19.9(B) to permit clubs to opt out of the “color rush” jerseys created for Thursday Night Football.

 

It's definitely an NFL policy that's been covered here with arguments on both sides for a few years now.

 

Policy is there because the league states that they feel that using only one broken-in helmet reduces changes of concussions.

 

Opponents claim that there's no data that suggests that and that it's probably just for insurance purposes, and DAMMIT I WANT TO SEE BUCCO BRUCE AGAIN"

 

Proponents claim that "anything is better than nothing", and that if there's a chance that they're right, it's worth it.

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32 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

 

It's definitely an NFL policy that's been covered here with arguments on both sides for a few years now.

 

Policy is there because the league states that they feel that using only one broken-in helmet reduces changes of concussions.

 

Opponents claim that there's no data that suggests that and that it's probably just for insurance purposes, and DAMMIT I WANT TO SEE BUCCO BRUCE AGAIN"

 

Proponents claim that "anything is better than nothing", and that if there's a chance that they're right, it's worth it.

I just didn't recall if we had seen a link to "Policy" or "By-law" like this before.

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