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#16 WhoDatRob

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 10:58 AM

QUOTE (Trm3 @ Oct 13 2008, 10:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've been askin myself that question every home game. I love the all black uni's..just looks frickin bad ass! I remember during the Haslett days he stopped us from wearing the "all-black" uni's cause we had a losing record when we played in them so I just figured we weren't doing that this year cause of the same excuse (but I could sworn we have kicked butt in that uni) but if were wearing white so Brees can see better than I guess that could be true as well..he's kinda showing it too!

You could be remembering the 42-17 butt kicking we handed Dallas in '06 while wearing the all black uniforms. laugh.gif

Also, the teams that play outside like to force the visitors to wear darker jerseys because of the heat element... see Wash DC game in hot humid conditions... I also recall the game at Tampa Gay last year in the heat and humidity wearing all black.
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 11:12 AM

QUOTE (WhoDatRob @ Oct 13 2008, 09:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You could be remembering the 42-17 butt kicking we handed Dallas in '06 while wearing the all black uniforms. laugh.gif

How could I ever forget..I had the game DVRed but for some strange reason it got deleted (My mom and brother are Cowboy fans) laugh.gif laugh.gif


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Posted 13 October 2008 - 11:16 AM

Out of curiosity, if we were ever "forced" to wear something other than white, why the hell wouldn't we wear gold jerseys?
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 11:24 AM

QUOTE (paper_bag @ Oct 13 2008, 11:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Out of curiosity, if we were ever "forced" to wear something other than white, why the hell wouldn't we wear gold jerseys?

Good question. I believe gold colored jerseys were our alternate uniform at one point during the Haslett era perhaps even up to Payton's arrival but I could be mistaken. I do remember Payton reviving the all black jersey though.

And it is definitely the home teams call on jersey colors so, yes, in essence the visitors are "forced" to wear whatever the home team calls whether it's light or dark jerseys.

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In 2002, the Saints wore black pants with their white jerseys, and gold pants with their black jerseys, a gold alternate jersey, and a 1967-style throwback uniform. But one season later, they stopped using the alternates and again reverted back to wearing gold pants with both their black and white jerseys.

The team introduced a gold alternate jersey (worn with the black pants) during a December 15, 2002 game versus the Minnesota Vikings, a 32-31 loss, but have never worn them since then. Because of the metallic gold's bright color, the gold jerseys were considered the "light" jersey in the game, so the Vikings wore their purple home jerseys as the "dark" colored team. One team must wear "dark" and one team must wear "light". Today only the New England Patriots have a "light" jersey (their alternate, a bright metallic silver) that isn't white in which the other team would wear their colored, or "dark" jerseys against them since the third jersey rule was implemented in the NFL in 2002.
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 11:34 AM

I used force in quotes as I kind of meant it as a tactical advantage, which isn't always the case.

Anyway, damn that whole light dark thing. I think as long as the colors are distinct, it shouldn't matter. The Titans default "dark" jersey is a bluish cyan. How the hell does that count as dark? Hmm... maybe I should write to Rodger Goodell, sending him a color analysis of team "dark" jerseys, and figure out how much light a jersey must absorb to be considered dark, so no one team has an advantageous dark jersey.
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 12:04 PM

QUOTE (WhoDatRob @ Oct 13 2008, 12:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good question. I believe gold colored jerseys were our alternate uniform at one point during the Haslett era perhaps even up to Payton's arrival but I could be mistaken. I do remember Payton reviving the all black jersey though.

And it is definitely the home teams call on jersey colors so, yes, in essence the visitors are "forced" to wear whatever the home team calls whether it's light or dark jerseys.

__EDIT - just found the following at Wiki:

In 2002, the Saints wore black pants with their white jerseys, and gold pants with their black jerseys, a gold alternate jersey, and a 1967-style throwback uniform. But one season later, they stopped using the alternates and again reverted back to wearing gold pants with both their black and white jerseys.

The team introduced a gold alternate jersey (worn with the black pants) during a December 15, 2002 game versus the Minnesota Vikings, a 32-31 loss, but have never worn them since then. Because of the metallic gold's bright color, the gold jerseys were considered the "light" jersey in the game, so the Vikings wore their purple home jerseys as the "dark" colored team. One team must wear "dark" and one team must wear "light". Today only the New England Patriots have a "light" jersey (their alternate, a bright metallic silver) that isn't white in which the other team would wear their colored, or "dark" jerseys against them since the third jersey rule was implemented in the NFL in 2002.

Those were some seriously ugly gold unis.
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 04:44 PM

I like the white uniforms with the gold pants. I hate them black pants. I wish we would wear the gold jerseys just once! We do need a new Uniform design though bad.
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 05:00 PM

QUOTE (J3R3MY @ Oct 13 2008, 04:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like the white uniforms with the gold pants. I hate them black pants. I wish we would wear the gold jerseys just once! We do need a new Uniform design though bad.

I think we'll see gold jerseys once this year for our throwback unis.
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 05:04 PM

QUOTE (WhoDatRob @ Oct 13 2008, 06:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think we'll see gold jerseys once this year for our throwback unis.

I hope not. Not only were they ugly as sin, they were bad luck, IIRC. laugh.gif
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 05:06 PM

QUOTE (Zimpel Man @ Oct 13 2008, 05:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hope not. Not only were they ugly as sin, they were bad luck, IIRC. laugh.gif

Yes on both accounts... but I do remember reading somewhere that they may make an appearance this year as the throwback uniform.
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 05:11 PM

QUOTE (WhoDatRob @ Oct 13 2008, 06:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes on both accounts... but I do remember reading somewhere that they may make an appearance this year as the throwback uniform.

Which I never understood. I think that was the first time we ever wore them.
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 05:14 PM

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We do need a new Uniform design though bad.


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Posted 13 October 2008 - 05:20 PM

QUOTE (Zimpel Man @ Oct 13 2008, 05:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Which I never understood. I think that was the first time we ever wore them.

I believe you're right. It seems like the only changes prior to that were different color numbers on the black or white jerseys.
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 05:24 PM

QUOTE (J3R3MY @ Oct 13 2008, 03:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like the white uniforms with the gold pants. I hate them black pants. I wish we would wear the gold jerseys just once! We do need a new Uniform design though bad.

I like the black pants with any colored uni..fav is black on black wink.gif

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:15 PM

Just saw on the Panther's fanz site, they are wearing Black jerseys Sunday! Wonder why? I hope it's a really hot humid day in North Carolina.
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