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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Getting New Logo, Helmet & Uniforms

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Just sayin'...

Of course Arizona's font is better.

Nailed it.

Hey, am I wrong, or did they just cut and paste the same blocky pants stripe they gave the jags?

It's pretty close. Somebody at Nike likes this look and I can't explain why.

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I quite like the basic design.

Colours good. Jersey layout good. Pants good

Having different logos on each sleeve is stupid

Numbers wtf

The numbers have totally ruined this IMO. They don't fit the design. They don't fit with any sort of buccaneers imagery that I can think of. They don't look aesthetically good on their own. They are a total miss.

Fix the numbers and this is a terrific modern redesign IMO.

I can concur with this analysis.

This jersey has me torn because yes, I actually think parts of it looks pretty nice and will look good on the field. The design (other than the numbers) isn't bad.

The issue I have is that what they had before just looked SO good. If it was an upgrade to an ugly or mediocre uniform I think the response would be much warmer

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I concurr with a previous post.

The uniform are not hideous, they are not bad but the number font is just not suitable.

That said, I'd wait for the official pics..

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LMAO, Damn Tampa you dun goofed! 2 reactions in the office today so far.

1.) "im gonna wait for someone to say they're not that bad and punch them in the face"

2.) *sighs, slams papers, and walks away*

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Nike's history since returning to the NFL

Jaguars, Seahawks, Vikings, Dolphins, Buccaneers (am I missing anybody?)

Of those five I think only the Vikings are an improvement on the previous uniforms and logos (and it was pretty effing hard to be worse than Minny's old unis) and they still have a handful of flaws that I would fix.

The future of football uniforms is going to a dark place where bad taste reigns and good decision making is non-existent.

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What the hell is that? More arena league bull :censored:? Really NFL?

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Don't like the number font but the rest of it is fine.

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I disagree with those saying this isn't bad because it's just the number font that makes it look bad. That's like saying the Jags helmets don't look bad because the logo and facemask are decent and it's only the gradient that makes it look bad. The numbers make up a SIGNIFICANT part of the jersey. You can't look at any major part of the top half of the uniform without seeing them. They ruin the yoke, the front and the back. Add in the mismatched sleeve logos/wordmarks, copy/paste leg stripe and the pewter socks .... and it's a bad design.

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A very short while ago

I can still remember when the Buccaneers would make me smile

And I knew if I had my chance that I could redesign their pants

And maybe fans would be happy for awhile

But February made me shiver

With every rumor they'd deliver

Strange helmet on the door step...I couldn't shake it's bad rep

I can't remember if I cried when I saw their unis got Nike-fied

Something broke me deep inside the day...Bucs unis...died

So bye, bye Quality Design

Took the bevel to new levels and many souls cried

And the good old red and pewter look that they denied

For numbers that are chrome-ified

For numbers that are chrome-ified

Did you make a logo site and do you have faith in Philip Knight?

If Nike tells us so

Now do you believe in cut-and-paste with the XFL and toxic waste?

And can you teach me how to meet deadlines real slow?

Well I know that you're in love with matte

I saw the Vikings helmet not quite fall flat

You both made the purple look less blue

And I dug those purply hues

I was a lonely liker of the Bucs

With their colors rad and their old coach Chuck

But "God :censored: ing damn," I shouted, "these :censored: ing suck"

The day Bucs Unis Died

*chorus*

Now for 17 years this look had been real swell
Saving the franchise from creamsicle hell

But that's now how it used to be

When Dungy was praising Shaun E. King before Chucky hijacked his winning team

And they both now haunt my TV

And while our heads were looking down, the Glazers shopped their look around

Big investment with no return

All these jerseys should be burned

And while Goodell re-wrote a book of rules, Nike went to work with Satan's tools and the NFL played us all for fools

The day the Bucs Unis Died.

*chorus*

Hocus Pocus and a plague of locusts please descend upon the look that broke us

After the Jags we're falling fast

We landed hard upon the painted grass

Mike Glennon fumbled a forward pass, Darrelle Revis on the sidelines counting cash

The halftime air had scents of doom as their new jerseys entered the locker room

Random swatches on their pants, clock numbers counted their last chance

As Nike tried to rape the field

The Bucs fans refused to yield

Piss on the rotten NFL shield today Bucs Unis Died

*chorus*

And there we all were in the CCSLC

Generations of aesthetics geeks

With no patience left to start again

So Licht Be Nimble, Licht Be Quick

Fighting staph infections and Lovie Smith

Firing everyone is just a means to an end

As I watched the unveil take center stage

My hands were clenched in fists of rage

No designer ever lured to hell could design such a turd

As the uniforms freshly ate the flames

A fireball rose over Raymond James

Here we are left to take the blame the day the Bucs Unis Died

*chorus

I met a fan who had season tix and I asked what he thought of this

He simply frowned and turned away

I went down to the sacred store where once hung the jerseys I did adore

But the man there said the jerseys went away

And in the streets the children screamed

It's the XFL look of their dreams

Not a word was spoken

Adults hearts all were broken

Red and pewter I admired most

Now are ketchup mustard and burnt toast

I'm glad as hell I don't live on the coast today, the Bucs Unis Died.

So bye, bye Quality Design

Took the bevel to new levels and many souls cried

And the good old red and pewter look that they denied

For numbers that are chrome-ified

For numbers that are chrome-ified

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My first reaction was that these had no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Now that I've had time to get over the initial shock, I think that they would be okay with a better number font and a change to red or orange tops on the socks. They still suck...a lot...but could be salvaged with those two changes.

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And they had the best look in the league too. The new logo and helmet are decent enough but this is just awful.

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Maybe they're "not that bad" (they are that bad), but "not that bad" is a disaster when you're replacing some of the best uniforms the NFL has ever seen.

This isn't just fixing what isn't broken. This is taking something that works really really well and "fixing" it with something that is broken.

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Some on Reddit are claiming these are the alternate uniforms and not the regular away unis. So maybe there is hope? *gulp*

The write up on the Bucs website says that there are 2 jerseys, 2 sets of pants, and three sets of socks...so I'm willing to bet that Reddit is wrong on this one.

Am I missing this? Where does it say that?

Edit: My bad, found it. However, I thought that was referring to the "Elite 51" style Nike is going on about - as in there are two jersey cuts available, two pants cuts, etc. but that doesn't make sense as to why they would specify "one helmet." So, natural conclusion re: three sock options - pewter, red, orange(!)?

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The Bright Side:

No (obvious) gradients.

(Yes, I know there's a gradient of sorts on the helmet, but so far we've been unable to see it and I'm attempting to be positive here.)

Some on Reddit are claiming these are the alternate uniforms and not the regular away unis. So maybe there is hope? *gulp*

The write up on the Bucs website says that there are 2 jerseys, 2 sets of pants, and three sets of socks...so I'm willing to bet that Reddit is wrong on this one.

Am I missing this? Where does it say that?

The team's white jerseys sport pewter sleeves and shoulders with red numbers, while the red jerseys also feature pewter sleeves and shoulders but with white numbers on the body and red numbers on the shoulders ...

The on-field uniform collection features two jerseys, two pants, 3 sock options, and one helmet.

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A very short while ago

I can still remember when the Buccaneers would make me smile

And I knew if I had my chance that I could redesign their pants

And maybe fans would be happy for awhile

[snipped]

Standing EFFING ovation.

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My feelings towards the Buccaneers organization was a sort of sad pity in the creamsicle days, an admiration in the Dungy/Gruden years, an indifference as of late but man at least they still look great.

Now though? Now I want these uniforms to go back to 76-77. Lose every game. I want nothing good to come to these uniforms and maybe in five years when the ugliness has also gained a losing stench they'll switch to something wearable.

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Nike's history since returning to the NFL

Jaguars, Seahawks, Vikings, Dolphins, Buccaneers (am I missing anybody?)

Of those five I think only the Vikings are an improvement on the previous uniforms and logos (and it was pretty effing hard to be worse than Minny's old unis) and they still have a handful of flaws that I would fix.

The future of football uniforms is going to a dark place where bad taste reigns and good decision making is non-existent.

I agree that the NFL is in an awful place aesthetically (and has been since well before Nike took over). But I think it's starting to get to design buffs to the point where everthything new is automatically the worst thing ever. I don't think these are fantastic, but they are fairly tame. Certainly not on the level of Jacksonville or Seattle, and the Vikings numbers bother me more than these do.

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