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Raiders Silver Change?


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I was reading up on the NFL Draft and came across an article on Brady Quinn, and as I read i saw this,

"Quinn recently visited the Raiders facility. When he was there, Al Davis, the Raiders' managing general partner, actually asked his opinion on a new color for the team's helmet and paints -- a bluish silver or silver."

Doesn't seem to be all that much of a difference, but a difference nonetheless. I don't know if 'paints' is suppose to say 'pants'. Not too sure...

Sorry if this has been mentioned, I tried to search the boards but my computer jacked up.

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probably just a refining of the metallic silver that they have been using for years. most likely to make it more shiny or something on tv.

because face it, as long as Old Man Al waddles along on his walker, the Raiders will look the same as they have for the past 30-odd years

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because face it, as long as Old Man Al waddles along on his walker, the Raiders will look the same as they have for the past 30-odd years

I hope he lives a very long life than. The raiders stuff is awesome. Two color glory. Only NFL team with a nicer set is the Colts.

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because face it, as long as Old Man Al waddles along on his walker, the Raiders will look the same as they have for the past 30-odd years

I hope he lives a very long life than. The raiders stuff is awesome. Two color glory. Only NFL team with a nicer set is the Colts.

Agreed. I don't think much about how he's managing the on-field team itself, but he is right to stick to his guns on the look.

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the logo can stand somewhat of a refining, to sharpen it up a bit and not look so "penciled" if you will.

::intrigued::

Sounds like you have something in mind...

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because face it, as long as Old Man Al waddles along on his walker, the Raiders will look the same as they have for the past 30-odd years

I hope he lives a very long life than. The raiders stuff is awesome. Two color glory. Only NFL team with a nicer set is the Colts.

Amen!!!!!!

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A couple odd questions on this. If it is true that Al is color blind and that's why he wears black and white and the team is black, silver, and white, what does it matter that they add more blue? It's still going to be grey/silver to him. The other odd question is, will he sue the Lions for being blue, silver, and black? Will he sue the Cowboys for being blue-green-silver? Remember this is the guy who tried to sue the Bucs or complained about the Bucs and their logo... and wasn't it after the Bucs beat the Raiders? I bet Brady Quinn's answer was, "Does it really matter when all you're going to see is the green grass stains from me picking myself up off the ground because you have a horrible team?" :P

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The Raiders changed the Pantone color for their Silver last season. Yes, it went to a more "bluish" color, but it was basically just changed to reflect the color they've been using forever anyway.

The Raiders have used a custom "Silver Blue" paint on their helmets for years and years...however, in print they've usually always designated a standard Silver.

Here's a Silver comparison - this shows the new Silver vs. the old Silver, and also shows the various Pantone Textile colors they've used:

OaklandRaiders_PF2_0000.jpg

Little known fact: I've been told that the actual on-field Raiders uniforms are put together by a "mom-and-pop" shop that has been providing the uniforms since the AFL days. They just slap the Reebok logos on to conform to NFL rules.

Sounds crazy, but that's what someone who is close to the Raiders' equipment manager told me. Take it for what it's worth.

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