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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.

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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:

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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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:rofl:

My sentiments exactly!


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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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I liked the Jets unis, as unnecessary and silly though they may have been.

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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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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

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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.


:lol:

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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This year, they were optional..

Next year, they are mandatory. :shock:

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This year, they were optional..

Next year, they are mandatory. :shock:


Really?


See, this is what people feared when Nike took over the uniforms. I have not seen a single legitimate comment that says people like these. This makes the league look like a comical joke than a serious business.

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Unique or not, they are grotesque.


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Jordysghost wrote:
This year, they were optional..

Next year, they are mandatory. :shock:


Really?


See, this is what people feared when Nike took over the uniforms. I have not seen a single legitimate comment that says people like these. This makes the league look like a comical joke than a serious business.


Yea, Im not a big stiff when it comes to alternative uniforms, but these, these just plain suck.

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They should just go the next step and have the players paint their skin and faces the same color.

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They should just go the next step and have the players paint their skin and faces the same color.


And the fields.

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Ours will have to be all yellow with purple stripes, right?


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Ours will have to be all yellow with purple stripes, right?


That's what I fear! I'd rather seem the go with all white...

It's possible it could be all purple though. I don't really want to see that either but it would be a lot more palatable.


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TSonn wrote:
Ours will have to be all yellow with purple stripes, right?


That's what I fear! I'd rather seem the go with all white...

It's possible it could be all purple though. I don't really want to see that either but it would be a lot more palatable.


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Mothman wrote:
TSonn wrote:
Ours will have to be all yellow with purple stripes, right?


That's what I fear! I'd rather seem the go with all white...

It's possible it could be all purple though. I don't really want to see that either but it would be a lot more palatable.


Don't we already wear those sometimes?

http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/e074e12 ... otball.jpg

Not sure what more they'd change to that look to make it a "color rush" jersey unless they went all yellow or white.


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TSonn wrote:
Mothman wrote:
TSonn wrote:
Ours will have to be all yellow with purple stripes, right?


That's what I fear! I'd rather seem the go with all white...

It's possible it could be all purple though. I don't really want to see that either but it would be a lot more palatable.


Don't we already wear those sometimes?

http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/e074e12 ... otball.jpg

Not sure what more they'd change to that look to make it a "color rush" jersey unless they went all yellow or white.


They could always tweak the design a bit. The color rush uniforms go the extra mile so the socks, cleats, sleeves (if players wore them)... everything would be purple.

As I said, my fear is they would go with yellow but they haven't gone with a team's secondary color in every case so who knows?

I'm still hoping they'll just bail on the entire idea...

By the way, what was up with Ravens wearing gold pants yesterday?


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The Ravens looked stupid yesterday. I hate monochrome uniforms. They are ok every once in a while, but it's stupid now. I hate Nike and what they are doing to the NFL. Why Goodell is allowing this baffles me, although he is probably too busy fining players for honoring their parents or having too much of their skin showing to care.

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Not all color rush uniforms look bad.

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Of course that first game reminded me of........Image

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all these uniforms look STUPID. People With Money ruin everything to make more Money


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