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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Anybody think that the new Vikings uniforms are hideous? I do. I think if the Raiders were any good, they would be said to have the coolest unis in football. A bunch of badasses in all black with a hint ...

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Old 08-25-2006, 02:51 PM   #11
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Anybody think that the new Vikings uniforms are hideous? I do.

I think if the Raiders were any good, they would be said to have the coolest unis in football. A bunch of badasses in all black with a hint of silver. Yikes.
agreed on both.

the raiders are almost like the silver version of the saints. they've kept it simple and it is still a great uni.

they've also got those alternate white jerseys with silver numbers outlined in black that look nice. anyone go out and get a brooks raider's jersey i know...why did i have to bring that up.

also....i hate the falcons new unis because their old ones looked better. it's clinically proven that they are the gayest team in the league. and by gay i mean gay.
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Old 08-25-2006, 04:55 PM   #12
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let's see for a quick scan, helmets only not uniforms. In no particular order-

DISLIKED
Dolphins- goofy cartoon looking fin
Ravens- goofy looking bird
Browns- tradition but bland. why orange if they are browns anyway?
Packers- I always thought the green/yellow combo was ugly.
Bengals- I like the boldness but not the particular choice. Looks minor league flashy
Vikings- I don't especially dislike it. It is just that it looks like a Nike swoosh and not horns to me
Texans- too corporately professionally designed, doesn't resonate anythng authentic to me
Cardinals- So plain and they have been so bad for so long you think they would have done something fresh and bold to go with a new stadium/era.

LIKED
Cowboys- never have liked the team but you cannot argue with the design and recognition
Lions- Good colors and design
Titans- I like it cuz it is so corny retro looking. Like a 1940's comic book
Falcons- nice slick mean looking bird, black on black badassness
Saints- Instant city identification.
Colts- nice tradition that looks especially good with their unis
Bucs- unique color almost seems good just knowing how bad the old ones were
Broncos- ditto having terrible old ones. Great with unis too
Raiders- silver and black a identity in itself
49ers- I like the SF logo design and red/gold combo
Chiefs- Good tradition, I like the arrowhead logo
Chargers- an alltime classic IMO. Lightning bolts on your head is pretty godlike
Rams- I like the design covering the whole thing concept. Alltime top also.

MIXED
Tradition but hohum- Jets, Giants, Redskins, Bears
What's the difference bland- Jags, Panthers, Bills, Seahawks
Eagles- like the design but never related Eagles to green
Steelers- nice funky tradition but always looked like an ad for US Steel to me

The Steelers reminded me- It seems the money hungry NFL would allow corporate sponsorship of teams. FedEX wanted to do this with the Memphis b-ball team, call them The Express but was turned down. What about the Detroit Wheels with a big Ford logo on the side? Or the Minnesota Norsegods with the exact Nike swoosh on it?
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Old 08-25-2006, 06:10 PM   #13
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There was a time when the Raiders were bad to the bone. And yes, the silver and black was quite popular.
Minus their Super Bowl runner-up team a few years ago, I don't think I've been alive since they were any good.

also....i hate the falcons new unis because their old ones looked better. it's clinically proven that they are the gayest team in the league. and by gay i mean gay.
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Old 08-25-2006, 06:39 PM   #14
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The Saints have the coolest helmets in the NFL, hands down..
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Old 08-25-2006, 07:52 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by TallySaint
Kinda figured this topic would bring Tobias out of his hole for a few kind words. Yes, there is a dark cloud with every silver lining, my friend.



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Oh, that hurts, especially coming from you... that hurts......



..oh, and a raven's eyes are black too, not red
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Old 08-25-2006, 08:18 PM   #16
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Old 08-26-2006, 07:36 PM   #17
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The Ravens' name and logo aren't that original......They changed the logo to that badly drawn raven's head because they were sued over the original logo, a shield that looked like the Mryland logo with wings. The Ravens had established a public contest with a $100,000 prize. After they received hundreds of designs, they called the contest off and plain plagiarized one of the entries.
Regardless of how they arrived at the final design, the Ravens name and logo remains one of the more original and creative in the NFL.




The Texans - that doesn't look like a skull at all, more line an stylized head of cattle.
To me it looks like a skull. To you it looks like a living cow. No big deal. Ever seen a steer skull?




And while Edgar Allan Poe is buried in Baltimore, he was born in Boston, so he isn't really a Baltimore "homeboy".
I was born and raised in Panama City. Lived the past twenty years in Tallahassee. Both have claim to homeboy. You hair splitter, you.






It's a bad drawing of a raven's head. A raven's beak is black, not yellow, and the bird is black with purlple tinges, not purple.
Haven't seen a blue buffalo or horseshoe. A red, white and blue cow skull head, white bronco with a red mane and blue lions are rare. Yet to see a green, white and silver eagle. Crayola may have a shade of brown called orange. Let me know.




Oh, that hurts, especially coming from you... that hurts......
Hope you didn't bruise, sunshine. 8)





All in fun, Tobias. Hope you're havin' a good weekend.


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Old 11-21-2006, 08:16 AM   #18
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I'm gonna add Chicago to my cool helmet list.



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Old 11-21-2006, 08:54 AM   #19
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Hands down, the ugliest is the Browns. Hello, its orange, thats it, just orange. It should be brown but I guess their uniform designer was blind.
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Old 11-21-2006, 09:30 AM   #20
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Ok guys.,...what do you think? We need to invert the helmet. Black helmet, gold fleur. Next lets make the home jersey gold...and the away white with a alternate black jersey for whenever. And lets make the home pants gold....white away.....gold alternative. What do u guys think?
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