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NFL Color Rush

Post by Mothman » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:41 am

If anybody tuned into the Jets/Bills game last night (hereafter known as Pyjama Bowl 1), you saw the hideous spectacle of both teams wearing nearly monochromatic uniforms. The Jets were decked out in green jerseys, green pants, green socks, shoes, etc. and the Bills in red jerseys, red pants, red socks...

It looked like Christmas barfed on a football field. :) Take a look:

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It also proved problematic for the colorblind, since red/green colorblindness is the most common form of colorblindness.

This madness will continue for another 3 weeks. Next week we get the Titans in powder blue vs.the Jaguars in gold.
The "Color Rush" campaign will cover four Thursday night games between now and the end of the season. Instead of one team wearing a dark jersey and the other white, as the league traditionally requires, both teams will wear primary colors of their alternate third uniform.
I was taking solace in the fact that the Vikings/Cardinals game doesn't fall into this "Color Rush" window of Thursday night games until I read this:
The NFL said all 32 teams will have a “color rush” uniform by next season that will be worn specifically for Thursday games airing on CBS and the NFL Network, so prepare yourself for an explosion of rainbow colors in 2016.
I'm just praying the designers at Nike (who should be ashamed of themselves) don't decide to emphasize the Vikings secondary color and put them in all yellow uniforms whenever their turn comes up. If I'm reading the hints in this trailer right, that's going to be the Rams fate: http://www.nike.com/us/en_us/c/nfl/colo ... CupqhOovVw

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Re: NFL Color Rush

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Re: NFL Color Rush

Post by Mothman » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:17 am

:rofl:

My sentiments exactly!

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Re: NFL Color Rush

Post by Grashopa » Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:47 pm

I kind of liked them. I also liked the Jets mettalic green facemasks. Red v Green may not have been the best time to debut these uniforms.

It will only be one game a week.
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Re: NFL Color Rush

Post by fiestavike » Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:13 pm

The Elf Bowl!

These are some seriously pissed off elves. Former Jets coach and current coach of the North Pole Bills, Santa Claus, took a break from him job in the women's shoe department to prepare his band of elves for battle. Bilbo Bowles, meanwhile, took control of the keebler elves, based out of New York, seeking to organize a mutinous rebellion to overthrow the North Pole. It wasn't pretty.

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Re: NFL Color Rush

Post by DK Sweets » Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:56 pm

I kind of like them too. Is it really any different from when some fans call or for the purple on purple jersey/pants combination?

Which, by the way, is probably what ours will end up being, so I'm not too worried about it.

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Re: NFL Color Rush

Post by Mothman » Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:10 pm

DK Sweets wrote:I kind of like them too. Is it really any different from when some fans call or for the purple on purple jersey/pants combination?
Yes, it's a little different because even the shoes conform to the monochromatic color scheme.
Which, by the way, is probably what ours will end up being, so I'm not too worried about it.
I don't like the purple-on-purple look but don't count on that being the Vikes "color rush" color. They could easily end up wearing yellow since some teams are getting color rush uniforms featuring their secondary colors.

It's not just the Vikes that concern me anyway. This approach literally makes some games (like yesterday's) hard to watch for the colorblind. It's going to lead to some very aesthetically unpleasing matchups too. Wait until we get that Bucs/Rams game in a few weeks and the field is covered with grown men in red/orange and yellow pyjamas! Yuck.

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Re: NFL Color Rush

Post by DK Sweets » Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:10 pm

The colorblind angle is legit. That was an unfortunate oversight.

The ugly angle, to me, isn't as bad. I think the regular jerseys look better, but I think the color rush sets a unique atmosphere similar to the NBA's Christmas jerseys. I'd probably never buy one, but I enjoy the uniqueness.

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Re: NFL Color Rush

Post by S197 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:25 am

Yuck. Looks like a bunch of arena football teams. Just another gimmick to push more sales. Pink, camo, monochrome... When does it end?

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Re: NFL Color Rush

Post by Mothman » Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:48 am

S197 wrote:Yuck. Looks like a bunch of arena football teams. Just another gimmick to push more sales. Pink, camo, monochrome... When does it end?
Oh, you idealistic man... it won't end! There's money to be made.

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Post by Jordysghost » Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:55 am

I liked the Jets unis, as unnecessary and silly though they may have been.
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Re: NFL Color Rush

Post by jackal » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:49 pm

This is just corporate greed .. the old uniforms I can, kinda understand...

I would never buy something like one of these cheap knock off looking rags
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Re: NFL Color Rush

Post by Mothman » Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:09 am

It really is a bit much...

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The hideous, blinding Bucs-Rams 'Color Rush' gear looks more like these 17 things than NFL uniforms
Just a tip: When you base your marketing strategy around something the sounds like a new flavor of Mountain Dew, you’ve done something wrong.
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I saw this on Twitter:
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Quote of the day from Jeff Fisher on the Rams' "Color Rush" uniform: "I'm glad it's not baseball, where I have to wear the uniform as well."
There's been more than one comparison to Ketchup and Mustard bottles...

The NFL needs to do away with this next year.

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Re: NFL Color Rush

Post by Jordysghost » Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:02 am

This year, they were optional..

Next year, they are mandatory. :shock:
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Re: NFL Color Rush

Post by The Breeze » Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:54 am

:ripple:
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