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Well this is going to be a long 2+ hours wait.

Yeah, especially if (or when) they drag out the unveiling of the helmet & logo over the course of the hour. Hopefully they'll spare us the hype. I'm somewhat surprised we haven't seen a leak or detailed description of any kind.

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Well this is going to be a long 2+ hours wait.

Yeah, especially if (or when) they drag out the unveiling of the helmet & logo over the course of the hour. Hopefully they'll spare us the hype. I'm somewhat surprised we haven't seen a leak or detailed description of any kind.

Not gonna be the case. Will be unveiled at 8:52pm ET, almost toward end of the show

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I'm saying it's staying a pewter helmet but just a chrome face mask. If I remember correctly when Nike took over wasn't there something where they couldn't replicate the color of pewter being used? Where the pants were a hybrid of the old pant material with the new mesh side panels? Maybe I'm wrong, probably am, but if that's the case this could just be a simple introducing of a different pewter color, as well with the new logo and stuff.

I remember that Nike could not replicate the Seahawks former color, but I don't recall anything about the Bucs.
That is such a joke that a gigantic apparel company like nike cannot replicate certain colors.

You clearly have no understanding as to how colors are appear in different fabrics and materials.

You're right I don't but I don't work for Nike so I don't have to.
So...continue to hurl insults based on completely ignorant assumptions then?
One insult, if it was even an insult. All I'm saying is that Nike should have have the resources necessary to do so. And if you guys didn't come at me like you did, I would have said that it could be a legal issue with Reebok. But thank you for calling me ignorant.

First issue is uniform material: Metallic pewter paint is developed then sprayed on plastic for the helmet. Nylon/spandex thread is then woven into pants after it is color matched to the helmet. Fortunately nylon/spandex does a good job of closely reproducing metallic shades.

The next issue is merchandise and new generation uniforms: Materials are primary poly based for new generation unis with some nylon. These materials lack sheen and do not reproduce metallics or deep colors well. Also typical merch is either cotton, polyester, or a blend which once again make matching metallic difficult next to impossible.

The final issue is raw material sourcing. There are very few global sources that produce fabric dyes and textiles on an industrial scale. Unlike paint which can be virtually customized and matched, fabrics simply do not have that same capability (yet).

Nike designs, markets, and sells sportswear and hardgoods. They do none of their own manufacturing and must rely upon contractors and vendors to source and produce their products. All of their competition uses the exact same business model. The only difference is that the swoosh makes a business decision to push their fabrics first and foremost with color matching being secondary (e.g. silver = gray in dri fit terms). Usually they can find a reasonable compromise to a match but some times they decide that it's simply not worth it to spend endless time in r&d with suppliers to make very unique color matches in their preferred fabrics.

Bottom line. Fabric and material matching to color swatches is not easy and costs money.

I understand that it costs money, but if you are going to sell top quality products (NFL) then you should at least spend the time and money to do it right. I could understand this concept for a high school team. I suppose I believe in the old saying, "in order to make money, you have to spend money"

Now why would the the Buc want to change this hat:BuccaneersHelmet_zps0dbabfb6.png

That is precisely what I have been asking myself all week long. You should never mess with perfection. I suppose it is to change for change sake.

Because it isn't perfect. It was a good change then, now it is time to update it. I would prefer white/orange and red. Ditch the pewter all together.

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Because it isn't perfect. It was a good change then, now it is time to update it. I would prefer white/orange and red. Ditch the pewter all together.

Or...just change it to a different shade...

*cough*

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Because it isn't perfect. It was a good change then, now it is time to update it. I would prefer white/orange and red. Ditch the pewter all together.

Or...just change it to a different shade...

*cough*

Boooyaaa!!!

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Because it isn't perfect. It was a good change then, now it is time to update it. I would prefer white/orange and red. Ditch the pewter all together.

Or...just change it to a different shade...

*cough*

THAT's what you meant on twitter!

Would chrome pewter be considered a different shade?

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This must be a CCSLC record for an unveiling. Not only did we not know about this until a few days ago we haven't even had a leak what so ever.

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Because it isn't perfect. It was a good change then, now it is time to update it. I would prefer white/orange and red. Ditch the pewter all together.

Or...just change it to a different shade...

*cough*

Colorworks, I wondered where you were! Anything else you can tell us impatient logofans?

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"Because it isn't perfect. It was a good change then, now it is time to update it. I would prefer white/orange and red. Ditch the pewter all together."


uhh...... yea it is.

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To be perfectly honest - I haven't seen any of the designs. However, I do know that there are color changes/tweaks.

That's all I'll say for now; I'll await the unveiling tonight and then display the new color scheme thereafter.

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Because it isn't perfect. It was a good change then, now it is time to update it. I would prefer white/orange and red. Ditch the pewter all together.

Or...just change it to a different shade...

*cough*

I'm extremely relieved and even more terrified now all at the same time.

To be perfectly honest - I haven't seen any of the designs. However, I do know that there are color changes/tweaks.

That's all I'll say for now; I'll await the unveiling tonight and then display the new color scheme thereafter.

I'm scared because I absolutely LOVE their current shade of pewter, but if these changes can basically keep that intact while at the same time move them away from looking too much like the 49ers, I'll be happy.

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To be perfectly honest - I haven't seen any of the designs. However, I do know that there are color changes/tweaks.

That's all I'll say for now; I'll await the unveiling tonight and then display the new color scheme thereafter.

If a change is happening, does it have to do with the red? Because the pewter is fine.

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I'm sure this is wildly inaccurate, but someone over on another Bucs board I frequent said that we may end up seeing a totally different style of helmet graphic than we've ever seen before. Apparently when the Bucs found out about the one helmet rule, they knew they didn't wanna ditch the current scheme, but they knew how much it would hurt them to ditch the throwback game, so they had to get kind of creative.

The poster has said that while this isn't it exactly, it's as close to what they're going with as anyone has guessed so far. Take this with a HUGE grain of salt, though.

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The red carbon around the edge of the helmet and going into the stripe looks pretty cool. Busy design, but that gradient looks a heck of a lot better than JAX

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