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4 minutes ago, BJ Sands said:

Mixing the two would be a disaster, the Creamsicles were the look of a terrible franchise, the supplier can't get pewter right, and I'm afraid of what a whole new direction would bring. If Nike had its act together, I'd endorse a modernization of the Super Bowl set. Alas...

 

 

You're right there. The pewter and creamsicle sets are just totally contrasting. 

Tampa shouldn't have one foot in the 80's and one in mid 90's. Just commit to one or the other.

 

Don't dance around in the backfield. One cut, hit the hole. 

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24 minutes ago, Carolingian Steamroller said:

Don't dance around in the backfield. One cut, hit the hole. 

This is the Bucs, dancing in the backfield is their specialty. :P

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31 minutes ago, OnWis97 said:

That's different.  Those kind of details are lame and uniform details are cool!

(I kid obviously...that's a decent analogy, I suppose.  If I think a 55 Chevy is a 57 Chevy, is that the same as thinking the Vikings went back to the 1980s even though they didn't come close to doing that, according to everyone on this board).

I dunno...I don't expect someone to realize that the Twins wordmark changed in 2009...it's fairly subtle, but I admit I just cannot even draw an analogy when someone thinks today's hornets look the same as 1988's Hornets. To me that's like not being able to tell the difference between a motorcycle and a van.  

 

Using those two Chevys is a good analogy. There are some clear differences between the two that even a novice would notice. The rear quarters are the main difference. The 57 has "fins" and the 55 doesn't. To give a good example of how we see uniforms vs. how civilians see them - most people wouldn't even notice the difference between the shape of where the headlights are on the 55 vs. the 57. Or how the front wheel and rear wheel wells are cut differently on the 57. There are quite a few other differences, but you get the idea. Also, I doubt anyone wants to read a post with a bunch of pictures of a couple cars. 

 

55 Chevy

 

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57 Chevy

 

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Bonus content: 1000 internets to the person who can tell me where the gas cap is on this 56 Chevy. Hint: it's not on either side of the car. It's in the picture. No Googling, we're on the honor system. 

 

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2 minutes ago, infrared41 said:

Bonus content: 1000 internets to the person who can tell me where the gas cap is on this 56 Chevy. Hint: it's not on either side of the car. It's in the picture. No Googling, we're on the honor system. 

 

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I'll guess behind the license plate. 

 

EDIT: Google has informed me I was wrong.

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3 minutes ago, infrared41 said:

 

Using those two Chevys is a good analogy. There are some clear differences between the two that even a novice would notice. The rear quarters are the main difference. The 57 has "fins" and the 55 doesn't. To give a good example of how we see uniforms vs. how civilians see them - most people wouldn't even notice the difference between the shape of where the headlights are on the 55 vs. the 57. Or how the front wheel and rear wheel wells are cut differently on the 57. There are quite a few other differences, but you get the idea. Also, I doubt anyone wants to read a post with a bunch of pictures of a couple cars. 

 

55 Chevy

 

55chev76249-1.jpg

 

57 Chevy

 

1957-Chevrolet-Bel%20Air-american-classi

 

Bonus content: 1000 internets to the person who can tell me where the gas cap is on this 56 Chevy. Hint: it's not on either side of the car. It's in the picture. No Googling, we're on the honor system. 

 

56Chevrolet03.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

tail light

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1 minute ago, Carolingian Steamroller said:

 

I'll guess behind the license plate. 

 

EDIT: Google has informed me I was wrong.

 

Good guess. 

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1 minute ago, Pizzaman7294 said:

tail light

 

Give the man his 1000 internets. Did you really know that, or did you cheat? Be honest. I ask because I've seen real gear heads lose their minds trying to find that little door. 

 

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1 hour ago, Carolingian Steamroller said:

 

You're right there. The pewter and creamsicle sets are just totally contrasting. 

Tampa shouldn't have one foot in the 80's and one in mid 90's. Just commit to one or the other.

 

Don't dance around in the backfield. One cut, hit the hole. 

 

You know, it definitely IS possible for them to find a nice balance between the two eras and make it look nice. Orange and pewter is (I think) a surprisingly sharp looking color combination. Add a little bit of red to that, and they theoretically could pull it off. The problem is, I don’t trust Nike, and I sure as hell don’t trust the Bucs, to actually find a happy medium and make it work. 

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11 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said:

 

I think most, if not all, the silver/gold teams should go back to dazzle.  I prefer the Eagles in dazzle as well.  If they don't want to or can't make it themselves, Nike could just contract them out to Ripon like they did early on in the deal, 

 

I think that certain colors (like Midnight Green as you mentioned) worked well in both fabrics, but matte still holds the edge for me in pretty much every case except for teams with metallic colors. Certain teams in particular really did not benefit from the shiny finish-

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However, since being corrected that Pewter is not actually a metallic color, I think that one serves as an exception to my rule. 

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If the bucs were to go away from pewter and go anthracite, I always thought these would be a great direction for the helmet. They also fit the cannon ball look.

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2 hours ago, infrared41 said:

Bonus content: 1000 internets to the person who can tell me where the gas cap is on this 56 Chevy. Hint: it's not on either side of the car. It's in the picture. No Googling, we're on the honor system. 

 

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Is that the year they had the taillight on a hinge?

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2 hours ago, FiddySicks said:

 

You know, it definitely IS possible for them to find a nice balance between the two eras and make it look nice. Orange and pewter is (I think) a surprisingly sharp looking color combination. Add a little bit of red to that, and they theoretically could pull it off. The problem is, I don’t trust Nike, and I sure as hell don’t trust the Bucs, to actually find a happy medium and make it work. 

 

I think it's like Paul McCartney's description of playing Nowhere Man live. You could do it, but it was hard. 

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5 minutes ago, andrewharrington said:

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Shoulder yolks... on a shoulder yoke.

Actually, yeah, I'd like to see him drop those shoulder yolks. *evil smile*

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8 hours ago, OnWis97 said:

I don't even think I can relate to the lack of attention to detail "normal" people have.  And I know they're the normal people and we're not.  But it reminds of the release of the Vikings current uniforms.  A lot of fans would say "I like these throwbacks." 

 

 

 

That reminds me of a conversation I had with somebody back in the summer of '13 when the Vikings' had debuted their current look but had yet to wear them in a game.  (I believe I've told this story on here before, so bear with me if you've heard it before.)

 

This guy was kind of a semi-friend (husband of my wife’s best friend) who is also a big Viking fan, and we were hanging out in some kinda couples-get-together thing, and the subject of the Vikings' new uniforms comes up. He tells me he’s very excited that the Vikings are (I’m quoting here) “going to wear their throwbacks full time now.” I say, no, they’re getting brand new uniforms. He says, yeah, but they’re just new versions of the throwbacks. So, of course, I start to explain just a few of the numerous ways in which these new uniforms are nothing like the throwbacks. I’m not even done talking before I start to get the here-we-go-again eye roll from him. And then he says (quote again) “yeah, they’re not exact, I guess, but, you know… plain white numbers, stripes on the sleeves… they're basically the throwbacks, right?”

 

I changed the subject.

 

 

But, if you think about it, that's exactly why teams can get away with saying the whole "respect the past, embrace the future" thing.  We know it's just marketing-speak, and they really aren't embracing anything but new jersey sales, but to the average fan, that phrase probably makes perfect sense. I've heard plenty of fans claim that the reason the Chargers recent switch to powder blue was so great was because "everyone loves those throwbacks".

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Case in point for the “regular people don’t really notice this stuff”, ESPN’s Twitter account tweeted this today...

Yes, that is the  Nuggets City uniform being called a throwback. Despite the fact that the only two throwback elements on that uniform is the rainbow (that isn’t applied the same way) and the skyline. 

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