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  1. I wish they would remove the normal logo from the helmets and just go with plain burgundy helmet and grey facemask when pairing with the 1930s throwbacks. I thought I read somewhere that teams were allowed three different jerseys, pants & socks for one season. They wore both combos of white & burgundy in the regular season and I could have sworn I saw the 1970s era gold pants in the preseason. Does anybody know if that would rule out the khaki-colored pants normally worn during the alumni games?
  2. It just feels like Nike half-stepped the design on the Skinz color rush uniforms. We have such a rich history of uniforms and logos from which to draw inspiration. They could have made some really cool fauxbacks for us like they did for Denver and SanDiego last year, but instead all we get is the addition of all yellow socks and a yellow jersey to augment our standard home uniform.
  3. LoL.. I've never heard of the faux leather helmets referred to as cantaloupes, but I like it! I think those were completely different helmets though. I guess they could repaint their helmets for one week to match the throwbacks and then paint them again to match their regular unies, but that's probably not practical. As Zguy28 pointed out: the whole "same helmet all year long" thing is BS because all you need to do is get the same size, make, model and swap out the existing pads. I agree.. teams should be allowed to wear alt helmets with throwbacks.
  4. From what I understand, the helmet itself has to be the same piece of equipment for each player, but they are allowed to alter the appearance of the helmet for throwback games by removing the stripes and/or decals.. Green Bay removes the stripes and decals for their throwback games.. I wish we would do the same.
  5. Gretchen Wilson & Alice in Chains covering Heart's "Barracuda".. Sounds like a crazy combo, I know, but man.. what results!
  6. throwback37

    The last movie you saw......GO! (After you read the OP!!!!)

    I'm really interested in seeing this one.
  7. throwback37

    The last movie you saw......GO! (After you read the OP!!!!)

    Saint Vincent with Bill "freaking" Murray and Melissa McCarthy. The story stuck to a somewhat predictable format, but it was great to see Bill Murray given the lead in a film again. He can still do it. I thought he put in a fantastic performance and have been recommending this one to others.
  8. No new info on uniforms here.. just a cool pic of the white jersey 1938 uniforms. I had never seen a photo of this uniform with a white jersey and I think it looks pretty awesome. Interesting how the burgundy jerseys had a white outline around the gold numbers but these do not appear to have an outline around the numbers. Also it looks like the logo is higher on the white jerseys. Burgundy jersey for reference
  9. Oh, no I didn't. It actually showed up in a facebook feed today for some reason. Thanks for pointing the date out. Looked at it again - it showed up because it was related to this story from today: Sorry for the confusion.
  10. Just saw this online and didn't see it posted yet: WASHINGTON — Two members of Congress plan to send a strongly worded letter to the commissioner of the National Football League on Monday urging him to support changing the name of the Washington Redskins because it offends Native Americans and others, with one lawmaker saying she might reconsider the league’s tax-exempt status if it does not comply. Senator Maria Cantwell, Democrat of Washington State and chairwoman of the Indian Affairs Committee, said in an interview on Sunday that lawmakers would “definitely” examine the N.F.L.’s tax-exempt status and other ways to pressure the league. “You’re getting a tax break for educational purposes, but you’re still embracing a name that people see as a slur and encouraging it,” Ms. Cantwell said.
  11. Well, it could help pave the way for other businesses to start banning. Escalation is the key here.. I wonder what will happen if the Redskins actually win the trademark appeal?
  12. Anyone else notice how she says she prefers NOT to use the name WHILE using the name?
  13. A classic debate strategy is if you don't have enough facts to effectively counter your opponent's point, then try to damage their credibility in an attempt to weaken the validity of their argument and try and bring them down down to your level. This is a classic failed example of that tactic and it's a classic example of what the name changers have been doing throughout most of this debate. I don't know Mike Ditka personally, but I've never heard charges or allegations of racism against him before this and to suggest that he is a racist merely because of the era in which he was alive and actively played football is to suggest everyone from that era is. The statement of "Ditka became a coach so he could impose his will on people of color" and statement of "the reason why Ditka isn't coaching anymore is because he couldn't accept input from people of color" would be insulting if it weren't so ridiculous. Is Mr. Ross aware of the fact that Ditka traded an ENTIRE draft to select Ricky Williams?.. Who just happens to be a person of color. That's a hefty price to pay in order to merely have an opportunity to submit you will on someone else, as Mr. Ross alleges... And what of this? Coach Ditka is defending Gale Sayers, another person of color and "segregation era player", against against Brian Urlacher, who just happens to not be a person of color. If Ditka is a racist, he certainly isn't very good at it.
  14. "We were impressed this week by the quiet integrity of Mike Carey, who recently retired after 19 seasons as one of the NFL’s most respected referees.... Mr. Carey asked the league not to assign him to officiate any Washington games and, since 2006, the league granted his request. He never made any announcement about it. “It just became clear to me that to be in the middle of the field, where something disrespectful is happening, was probably not the best thing for me,” Mr. Carey said." Washington Post says they are impressed by QUIET INTEGRITY and NOT MAKING AN ANNOUNCEMENT, then turns around and makes an announcement about their stand on the same subject. #hypocrisy