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Good to see no purple-on-purple.

Are those little GB Packer kids down there??? I have to say, if anything, these jerseys make the Vikings look more like the Washington Huskies. lolz

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i don't really love these, but they aren't as bad as they could have been.

this is just furthering the ARENA-fication of the NFL

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my only qualms being that the yellow accent lines actually meet up on the back of the jersey.

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To me, it's unnecessary.

I agree:

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PERFECT! Thank you Survival. :D

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sorta does look arena football like, or similar to an NFL europe team, but the first thought i had was-- St Louis Rams. It looks like the Rams with a different shade of gold and purple instead of blue. Am I nuts, or will anyone who's had a little champagne on new year's eve not be able to tell the difference when they watch the game that day?

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Also, the white-on-white looks soooo much better than the purple pants.

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Not shabby.

I do agree with folks about the fact that these will look very "2006" in about 15 years. The piping and side panel idea, while it looks fine now, will scream "the '00s redesign."

Which is exactly what you'd want, from a marketing standpoint. By then, you get to design a new uniform. New uniforms, fans want new unis to keep pace - more $$$. Just like how cars are re-designed every few years, so will unis.

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Not shabby.

I do agree with folks about the fact that these will look very "2006" in about 15 years. The piping and side panel idea, while it looks fine now, will scream "the '00s redesign."

Which is exactly what you'd want, from a marketing standpoint. By then, you get to design a new uniform. New uniforms, fans want new unis to keep pace - more $$$. Just like how cars are re-designed every few years, so will unis.

That may well be the final post this board will ever need! :D

Sorta like George Carlin's hippie weatherman. His final weather report was: "Weather will continue to change on and off for like a very long time."

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Overall, I like them. My only problems are with the alpha-numeric fonts used for the player names/numbers and the purple pants.

* The alpha font used for the player names looks completely out of place next to the numeric font.

* The number font is an awkward modern/traditional block hybrid. They should have either gone with a new, modern font or a traditional block font. Pick one.

* Eliminating the purple pants altogether would make for two outstanding uniforms (Purple/White and White/White), alleviate the problems that stem from wearing the Purple pants with Purple-topped socks... and, perhaps most importantly, avoid the temptation to someday trot out an all-Purple monochrome.

All in all, a solid update.

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As someone with an intense hatred for contrasting side panels, I have to admit that the front of the home jersey isn't as bad as I thought it would be. The side panels are better than most.

However, I hate the away jersey with a purple passion.

And the back of the jerseys are the absolute worst backs in the NFL, in my opinion. They look terrible, because of the piping connecting. :puke:

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sorta does look arena football like, or similar to an NFL europe team, but the first thought i had was-- St Louis Rams. It looks like the Rams with a different shade of gold and purple instead of blue. Am I nuts, or will anyone who's had a little champagne on new year's eve not be able to tell the difference when they watch the game that day?

I really see no similarity at all.

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Man these are great updates IMO. The helmet logo best of all. Way better than cardinals, on par with falcons if not better. Im actually excited to watch this team now.

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I just can not stand the large piping up the side with the logo on the purple pants & I was happy to see them come by with the purple pants , but not like that uhh . <_<

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Am I the only one who likes how the taping connects on the back shoulders?

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I didn't think about this until driving home from work last night, but Jim Marshall was on hand for the ceremony.

And, if my memory serves right, it was Jim Marshall who made the old purple pants famous -- making his infamous wrong-way run against the 49ers wearing purple pants and the white jersey.

By the way, Marshall belongs on the Pro Football Hall of Fame. So do a few other Vikings from the glory days, like Mick Tingelhoff. But that's another subject.

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Am I the only one who likes how the taping connects on the back shoulders?

I'm gonna say yes on that one. ^_^

I like the edit Survival did, it echoes what I was thinking. Though, I'd like it even better if there wasn't a "spike" coming out of the back of the armpit area, just the "horn" coming around from the front.

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These aren't HORRIBLE, but they do suck. They were so close, a few things different and these could have been great.

1. remove sidestripe from jerseys. It looks like crap, it never matches up with the stripe on the pants (see Brad Johnson photo), and it always looks ridiculous on lineman.

2. Eliminate the top part of the stripe on the pants and make the entire stripe the same color

3. Make white socks to wear with the purple pants.

4. Have the colored collar go all the way around.

If those easy steps were done, these jerseys would be a very good, acceptable update. As it stands, they suck.

I can't go so far as to say they suck, and I think it is a mild step backward from what they had (which were Top 5 IMO), but I really expected a lot worse.

And TOR's critiques match mine, beginning to end. And one additional change needed - the "J" is over-serifed in the player name. The tail of the letter doesn't need that serif. It's forced and overdone. Hope the Vikes aren't looking to sign T.J. Houshmandzadeh any time soon...

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the purple ones look patriot-ish IMO, from this view.

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Am I the only one who likes how the taping connects on the back shoulders?

Nope. I like it too.

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Am I the only one who likes how the taping connects on the back shoulders?

Nope. I like it too.

Same here. Gives them something different from the rest of the league.

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