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Stuck in the Chimney: Xmas Open Thread

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A rare sight: LaDainian Tomlinson running without his usual dark visor in yesterday’s game against the Seahawks.

Back tomorrow with a regular post. Merry Christmas to all, and a big R.I.P. to the Godfather, who knew a thing or two about how to create a personal uniform.

 

52 comments to Stuck in the Chimney: Xmas Open Thread

  • Ajax | December 25, 2006 at 10:17 am |

    The Texans’ blue on blue was a monchrome look I actually liked yesterday.

  • Griff | December 25, 2006 at 10:54 am |

    Merry xmas fellow uni-watchers!!

  • Stormy | December 25, 2006 at 10:59 am |

    Merry Christmas Uniwatch Nation!

    Thanks for making this one of the coolest places on the ‘net.

  • Bob A | December 25, 2006 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”34353″]The Texans’ blue on blue was a monchrome look I actually liked yesterday.[/quote]
    Heaven help me, I did, too. Maybe it was the red trimmed stripedown the side that made it not so monochrome-ish.

  • Jared | December 25, 2006 at 11:49 am |

    Merry Christmas all! It’s odd to see Tomlinson’s eyes.

  • GoMac | December 25, 2006 at 11:53 am |

    Merry Christmas everyone..

    First..the Texans actually looked alright..and it probably was from the stripe down the legs..

    Second..LDT kinda looks a little goofy without the visor..he’s no where near as intimidating without it..Maybe that’s why he didn’t score a TD for me in fantasy for the first time in 10 weeks..

    And..only 6 comments and it’s almost 12:00? I know it’s Christmas..but come on..haha..

  • Robert | December 25, 2006 at 12:06 pm |

    I found yesterday to be a dark day in the NFL. It made me crazy to see so many teams wearing dark pants. It is just . . . so . . . wrong.

  • Jeff | December 25, 2006 at 12:35 pm |

    Minnesota at Green Bay
    Classic Packers are always good on the eyes, and despite those awful “updates” to the Vikings jersey, this rivalry looked good.

    Kansas City at Oakland
    Another classic rivalry with expected uniforms. I like the red pants, personally, but I understand those were Lamar Hunt’s favorite combination.

    Carolina at Atlanta
    I’m more of a classic fan when it comes to uniforms, but surprisingly, I don’t mind Carolina’s all white and I really like the Falcons red. Not too shabby.

    Tennessee at Buffalo
    Bleh. I think both of these uniforms are just awful. The white helmets / jerseys look bad when put with those light blue helmets. And the Bills, the consensus is right on all of their new uni’s.

    Chicago at Detroit
    Worst visual game of the week. Those Lions uniforms are atrocious and the Bears look silly in all white (especially against this very-dark jersey’d Lions team).

    Washington at St. Louis
    No complaints about this game, but one question: Do the Rams ever wear throwbacks? I’d like to see the royal blue / yellow helmets and jerseys again someday.

    New Orleans at New York
    I didn’t care for either (I know NY’s is more classic, but I didn’t like those blue sleeves players were wearing) and I will say this about the Saints: I dislike all of their color schemes. The black pants don’t save them like I thought they might.

    Indianapolis at Houston
    I like the Texan uniforms a lot and the Colts always look great.

    Baltimore at Pittsburgh
    The usual: Pittsburgh looks great, Baltimore does not.

    New England at Jacksonville
    I may be alone, but I like the Patriots alternate. It goes good with their helmets. As for the Jaguars… yuck.

    Tampa Bay at Cleveland
    Those Brown uniforms are SHARP. Tampa Bay’s gold someone how worked well in the context of the game.

    San Francisco at Arizona
    The perfect example of how change ruins the look. The 49ers looked great, the Cardinals did not, simple as that.

    Cincinatti at Denver
    Nevermind the uniforms, how about that snow?! I wish I got to see more snow / rain games.

    San Diego at Seattle
    San Diego is one of my favorite dressed teams. Seattle is, well, the exact opposite. Monochrome is awful.

    Merry Christmas to all!

  • DRob | December 25, 2006 at 12:45 pm |

    As bad as some of yesterday’s unis were (why saints…why!), we did get blessed with this beauty (look ma! no drop shadows!).

  • bg | December 25, 2006 at 12:50 pm |

    Merry Christmas to all. I did indeed spot Santa, and he was wearing his throwback classic road uni of red coat/hat with white trim. However, I think the boots were from Adidas, so I don’t know if a fine is coming…

  • Ben | December 25, 2006 at 1:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”34393″]
    Tennessee at Buffalo
    Bleh. I think both of these uniforms are just awful. The white helmets / jerseys look bad when put with those light blue helmets. And the Bills, the consensus is right on all of their new uni’s.

    Washington at St. Louis
    No complaints about this game, but one question: Do the Rams ever wear throwbacks? I’d like to see the royal blue / yellow helmets and jerseys again someday.[/quote]

    The only time thge Rams have worn throwbacks was during the 75th anniversary season of the NFL back in 1994.

    As for the Titans, what the hell are you talking about them having a light blue helmet? They have a white helmet.

    And I like how they look when they wear the light blue pants, as a matter of fact I thought I was watching a replay of a game back when they were still the Oilers. Mark my words, within 5 years the light blue pants are going to be the primary and not an alternate uni for the Titans.

  • Dave from Indy | December 25, 2006 at 2:52 pm |

    Merry Xmas to all, and to all, no purple, lots of throwbacks under the tree and on the field.
    Santa, please bring back Bucco Bruce!

  • Chuck D | December 25, 2006 at 4:05 pm |

    Hawai’i went with the ultra-cool white over silver combo, then botched with the midnight-green helmets. The silver lids are way more appealing, and I dig the single band around the left leg only.

  • DCM | December 25, 2006 at 4:05 pm |

    Merry Christmas from me as well!

  • BM | December 25, 2006 at 4:17 pm |

    This isn’t technically uni-related, but you have to tune in to ESPN Monday Night Countdown and check out the suit that Michael Irvin is pimping. I think he may have forgotten to take off his special xmas flannel pajamas!

  • lockbull | December 25, 2006 at 5:25 pm |

    Tampa Bay – gold? it’s Pewter, not gold

    S.F. Jerseys – Had to stop & think to realize they’re throwbacks, don’t see ’em much back east anymore

    Michael Irvin – My wife sez he’s wearing a Picnic Table cloth…

  • Aaron | December 25, 2006 at 6:11 pm |

    Found this on ebay.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Acc (the brain) | December 25, 2006 at 6:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”34393″]
    Baltimore at Pittsburgh
    The usual: Pittsburgh looks great, Baltimore does not.

    New England at Jacksonville
    I may be alone, but I like the Patriots alternate. It goes good with their helmets. As for the Jaguars… yuck.
    [/quote]
    I disagree with most of your points here but especially the below 2:

    I see nothing wrong with Jaguars uniforms that would make me think yuck. They’re just fine as is with the exception of the repeating Jag head logo.

    Baltimore has a unique color scheme and their white uniforms are fine. They also get credit for use of a secondary logo.

  • Acc (the brain) | December 25, 2006 at 6:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”34413″][quote comment=”34393″]
    Tennessee at Buffalo
    Bleh. I think both of these uniforms are just awful. The white helmets / jerseys look bad when put with those light blue helmets. And the Bills, the consensus is right on all of their new uni’s.

    Washington at St. Louis
    No complaints about this game, but one question: Do the Rams ever wear throwbacks? I’d like to see the royal blue / yellow helmets and jerseys again someday.[/quote]

    The only time thge Rams have worn throwbacks was during the 75th anniversary season of the NFL back in 1994.

    As for the Titans, what the hell are you talking about them having a light blue helmet? They have a white helmet.

    And I like how they look when they wear the light blue pants, as a matter of fact I thought I was watching a replay of a game back when they were still the Oilers. Mark my words, within 5 years the light blue pants are going to be the primary and not an alternate uni for the Titans.[/quote]

    Yeah that would be awesome if the Titans’ light blue pants were primary and the navy blue pants get phased out. Less navy blue is a good thing. Chargers, Patriots, Cowboys, and Bears can keep it.

  • Scott | December 25, 2006 at 6:27 pm |

    Carolina’s pants are silver, not all white unis.

  • bg | December 25, 2006 at 6:42 pm |

    Let’s see, uni-related items from S.Claus today- SF Giants Majestic dugout jacket, and Giants Majestic new fleece pullover. Not bad. Now, if we could just win some more games in 07…

  • maximumK | December 25, 2006 at 7:01 pm |

    What I love about the Cowboys’ throwbacks (which are being worn tonight):

    1. They look great. I always thought the white and navy blue looked better than the silver and navy blue.

    2. The jerseys are primarily blue, so the Cowboys are bound to lose.

    Merry Christmas from DC, Dallas fans!

  • Jeff I | December 25, 2006 at 7:44 pm |

    Madden just went on a 2 minute extended rant on how much he hates the Cowboys unis.

    Most coherent he’s sounded in years

  • schuby | December 25, 2006 at 7:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”34353″]The Texans’ blue on blue was a monchrome look I actually liked yesterday.[/quote]
    [quote comment=”34361″][quote comment=”34353″]The Texans’ blue on blue was a monchrome look I actually liked yesterday.[/quote]
    Heaven help me, I did, too. Maybe it was the red trimmed stripedown the side that made it not so monochrome-ish.[/quote]

    You’re right i’m surprised that they looked as great as they did. I would would have the team wear them more than once a year. Amazing

    And Merry Christmas to ya’ll. I love you guys.

  • Minna H. | December 25, 2006 at 8:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”34621″]Madden just went on a 2 minute extended rant on how much he hates the Cowboys unis.

    Most coherent he’s sounded in years[/quote]

    Yeah, that. I perked up when I heard it, Jeff. He mentioned how they looked JV, not like the ‘Boys at all and how the Cowboys lost when they wore them for Turkey Day. Madden went on to say, “I’m not saying that they are the reason the Cowboys are losing…” but he intimated that the ‘Boys should ditch them.

    I couldn’t believe that I was actually agreeing with Madden instead of rolling my eyes. He must not have hit the eggnog yet.

    Have fun and be safe, y’all.

  • scott | December 25, 2006 at 8:14 pm |

    New England at Jacksonville
    I may be alone, but I like the Patriots alternate. It goes good with their helmets. As for the Jaguars… yuck.

    But the Patriots were just wearing their road whites yesterday, not their silver alternates.

  • Mark | December 25, 2006 at 8:30 pm |

    Somebody found a UniWatch shirt under the tree this morning! Woot!

  • Pantherfid | December 25, 2006 at 8:37 pm |

    Merry Christmas all uniwatchers!

    #20…

    As a Panther fan, I know the Cats wear silver pants with the back and alt top, and white pants with the white top.

    Only ONCE in the history of the franchise did they ever wear silver pants with a white top. I believe it was either 98 or 99 in the final game of the season while visiting Indy. The Panthers won if I recall correctly.

    If I can find a pic, I’ll post it.

  • Chris | December 25, 2006 at 8:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”34395″]As bad as some of yesterday’s unis were (why saints…why!), we did get blessed with this beauty (look ma! no drop shadows!).[/quote]
    I don’t think people realize that the 49ers current uniform was influenced by the 1950’s template. This site is taken directly from UniWatch’s right column bar.

  • Scott | December 25, 2006 at 9:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”34579″]Carolina’s pants are silver, not all white unis.[/quote]

    Actually their pants are white for their road uniforms.
    Here is a better picture.
    Here is a better picture
    However, they do have silver pants for their home uniforms.
    Link here.
    Link here.

  • Scott | December 25, 2006 at 9:06 pm |

    Sorry I’m a rookie. I didn’t mean to add two links ^^^^^^^

  • Jay Palmer | December 25, 2006 at 9:32 pm |

    For some reason the Fish are wearing their aqua jersey’s at home tonight. Anyone know why?

  • Pantherfid | December 25, 2006 at 9:47 pm |

    Scott,

    Carolina does NOT have a designated “home” and “away” uniform. In the first half of the season, Carolina elects to wear white at home (they do not wish to wear dark unis in the heat of the Carolina sun of Sept and Oct). They change to their dark unis for home after the mid way point of the season.

    My reply to your post however was not about “home” or “away” uniforms…it was about their colorways…

    Always white tops w/ white pants (except the one game in 1998 v Indy)

    Always black/alt top w/ silver pants (except the one game in 1998 v Indy)

    I still cannot find a pic of that game.

  • Jeff I | December 25, 2006 at 9:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”34631″]New England at Jacksonville
    I may be alone, but I like the Patriots alternate. It goes good with their helmets. As for the Jaguars… yuck.

    But the Patriots were just wearing their road whites yesterday, not their silver alternates.[/quote]
    The discrete alternates fool another!

    Man I’d love a red alternate

  • Mick | December 25, 2006 at 9:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”34587″]Let’s see, uni-related items from S.Claus today- SF Giants Majestic dugout jacket, and Giants Majestic new fleece pullover. Not bad. Now, if we could just win some more games in 07…[/quote]

    hahhahahaha….. yeah.. right

  • Ben | December 25, 2006 at 9:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”34685″]For some reason the Fish are wearing their aqua jersey’s at home tonight. Anyone know why?[/quote]

    Ehh, ’cause it’s raining and it’s a night game and it’s the one day of the year when it’s not 95 degrees with 85% humidity?

    Forgot to add in my previous post that I also like the Texans monochrome look, much more then I thought I would.

    As for Roberts comment about how awful it is for teams to wear dark pants, I think it’s just plain boring if a team wears a white jersey and whie pants. To me it shows no effort or creativity at all.

    And I really have to wonder why Jerry Jones ever decided to go with the actual throwback unis, ’cause when the Cowboys originally wore them they were without exception the single worst team in pro football. Just wierd seeing how much of a na egomaniac he is, going so far as to lie about the teams history and have Dallas 1-15 record in the late attributed to Tom Landry and the previous owner when it actually occured under Jones and Jimmy Johnson.

  • Thorold Blair | December 25, 2006 at 10:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”34706″][quote comment=”34631″]New England at Jacksonville
    I may be alone, but I like the Patriots alternate. It goes good with their helmets. As for the Jaguars… yuck.

    But the Patriots were just wearing their road whites yesterday, not their silver alternates.[/quote]
    The discrete alternates fool another!

    Man I’d love a red alternate[/quote]

    These are definetly white, not silver.

  • Original Jim | December 25, 2006 at 10:31 pm |

    I’ve heard that the Carolina Panthers wear white jerseys at home early in the season. Once they go to dark jerseys, they wear the blue until it gets cold, then wear the black (mostly after Thanksgiving).

    I still have my inaugural fan jersey from 1995. It’s black with blue numbers trimmed in silver.

  • Ed Findlay | December 25, 2006 at 10:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”34706″][quote comment=”34631″]New England at Jacksonville
    I may be alone, but I like the Patriots alternate. It goes good with their helmets. As for the Jaguars… yuck.

    But the Patriots were just wearing their road whites yesterday, not their silver alternates.[/quote]
    The discrete alternates fool another!

    Man I’d love a red alternate[/quote]

    The lights and rain are deceiving, they were really wearing their road whites.
    See here and Here

  • mark | December 25, 2006 at 10:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”34743″]I’ve heard that the Carolina Panthers wear white jerseys at home early in the season. Once they go to dark jerseys, they wear the blue until it gets cold, then wear the black (mostly after Thanksgiving).

    I still have my inaugural fan jersey from 1995. It’s black with blue numbers trimmed in silver.[/quote]

    Panther fan here too. the “rule” isnt quite that set in stone, for instance this year they wore black before their “alternate” game.

    Another interesting piece of trivia, the Panthers have never worn black in the playoffs. In the 3 times they’ve gone to the playoffs (9 total games) they’ve only had 2 home games, and both of those they wore white. why? both times they were playing the Cowboys and wanted to force them to wear their “unlucky” blues. Worked too, they’ve never lost in the wild card or divisional round of the playoffs.

  • Minna H. | December 25, 2006 at 11:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”34674″]Sorry I’m a rookie. I didn’t mean to add two links ^^^^^^^[/quote]

    Rook, welcome to the bigs. You’re doing all-right, but you are still having some problems with your control, so I’m taking you out of the game. Not to worry; you’ll get back in soon.

    As for Carolina, they are the one team that has no excuse NOT to have an all-black uniform. They are the frickin’ Panthers, damn it! Panthers are black.

  • mark | December 25, 2006 at 11:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”34802″][quote comment=”34674″]Sorry I’m a rookie. I didn’t mean to add two links ^^^^^^^[/quote]

    As for Carolina, they are the one team that has no excuse NOT to have an all-black uniform. They are the frickin’ Panthers, damn it! Panthers are black.[/quote]

    they talked about it back before the team started play in 95 but decided it was too hot. The original uniform they released for publicity shots was a blue jersey with silver numbers with black pants. Obviously that design was changed prior to game day.

    oddly enough, the panthers/cougars/mountain lions we have in the Carolinas aren’t black, but tan. Of couse tan doesnt look as cool on a uniform, so they used the black panther for the team colors. the NC Zoo even brought in some black panthers from Africa just so they could say there were some black ones SOMEWHERE in the state.

  • Minna H. | December 26, 2006 at 12:04 am |

    [quote comment=”34834″][quote comment=”34802″][quote comment=”34674″]Sorry I’m a rookie. I didn’t mean to add two links ^^^^^^^[/quote]

    As for Carolina, they are the one team that has no excuse NOT to have an all-black uniform. They are the frickin’ Panthers, damn it! Panthers are black.[/quote]

    they talked about it back before the team started play in 95 but decided it was too hot. The original uniform they released for publicity shots was a blue jersey with silver numbers with black pants. Obviously that design was changed prior to game day.

    oddly enough, the panthers/cougars/mountain lions we have in the Carolinas aren’t black, but tan. Of couse tan doesnt look as cool on a uniform, so they used the black panther for the team colors. the NC Zoo even brought in some black panthers from Africa just so they could say there were some black ones SOMEWHERE in the state.[/quote]

    Huh. I didn’t know that there were panthers that weren’t black. Thanks for the education, mark. I understand about the heat thing, but I still think it’s a shame that the one team with a built-in excuse to wear all black doesn’t do it. Oh well.

  • Chris | December 26, 2006 at 12:11 am |

    I think the “Jungle Book” set the standard that all panthers are black.

  • Stormy | December 26, 2006 at 12:25 am |
  • Stormy | December 26, 2006 at 12:26 am |

    Good lord, that link is to my gift, not Taylor’s visors. Sorry…

  • Matt | December 26, 2006 at 12:41 am |

    What in the world is on Jeff Garcias hand. It bothered me the entire game

  • Chris | December 26, 2006 at 12:54 am |

    [quote comment=”34893″]What in the world is on Jeff Garcias hand. It bothered me the entire game[/quote]
    It’s a bandaid. It’s plastic, he had it on last week and it started bleeding. It created quite the red spot on his hand.

  • Acc (the brain) | December 26, 2006 at 2:25 am |

    [quote comment=”34802″][quote comment=”34674″]Sorry I’m a rookie. I didn’t mean to add two links ^^^^^^^[/quote]

    Rook, welcome to the bigs. You’re doing all-right, but you are still having some problems with your control, so I’m taking you out of the game. Not to worry; you’ll get back in soon.

    As for Carolina, they are the one team that has no excuse NOT to have an all-black uniform. They are the frickin’ Panthers, damn it! Panthers are black.[/quote]

    Heck yeah Panthers. Ditch the primary blue! No more wearing white in home night games!

  • Tape | December 26, 2006 at 9:22 am |

    [quote comment=”34802″]
    As for Carolina, they are the one team that has no excuse NOT to have an all-black uniform. They are the frickin’ Panthers, damn it! Panthers are black.[/quote]

    The excuse is that all-black football uniforms look horrible.

  • schuby | December 26, 2006 at 4:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”35227″][quote comment=”34802″]
    As for Carolina, they are the one team that has no excuse NOT to have an all-black uniform. They are the frickin’ Panthers, damn it! Panthers are black.[/quote]

    The excuse is that all-black football uniforms look horrible.[/quote]
    All black sucks

  • Todd | December 30, 2006 at 7:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”34393″]Minnesota at Green Bay
    Classic Packers are always good on the eyes, and despite those awful “updates” to the Vikings jersey, this rivalry looked good.

    Kansas City at Oakland
    Another classic rivalry with expected uniforms. I like the red pants, personally, but I understand those were Lamar Hunt’s favorite combination.

    Carolina at Atlanta
    I’m more of a classic fan when it comes to uniforms, but surprisingly, I don’t mind Carolina’s all white and I really like the Falcons red. Not too shabby.

    Tennessee at Buffalo
    Bleh. I think both of these uniforms are just awful. The white helmets / jerseys look bad when put with those light blue helmets. And the Bills, the consensus is right on all of their new uni’s.

    Chicago at Detroit
    Worst visual game of the week. Those Lions uniforms are atrocious and the Bears look silly in all white (especially against this very-dark jersey’d Lions team).

    Washington at St. Louis
    No complaints about this game, but one question: Do the Rams ever wear throwbacks? I’d like to see the royal blue / yellow helmets and jerseys again someday.

    New Orleans at New York
    I didn’t care for either (I know NY’s is more classic, but I didn’t like those blue sleeves players were wearing) and I will say this about the Saints: I dislike all of their color schemes. The black pants don’t save them like I thought they might.

    Indianapolis at Houston
    I like the Texan uniforms a lot and the Colts always look great.

    Baltimore at Pittsburgh
    The usual: Pittsburgh looks great, Baltimore does not.

    New England at Jacksonville
    I may be alone, but I like the Patriots alternate. It goes good with their helmets. As for the Jaguars… yuck.

    Tampa Bay at Cleveland
    Those Brown uniforms are SHARP. Tampa Bay’s gold someone how worked well in the context of the game.

    San Francisco at Arizona
    The perfect example of how change ruins the look. The 49ers looked great, the Cardinals did not, simple as that.

    Cincinatti at Denver
    Nevermind the uniforms, how about that snow?! I wish I got to see more snow / rain games.

    San Diego at Seattle
    San Diego is one of my favorite dressed teams. Seattle is, well, the exact opposite. Monochrome is awful.

    Merry Christmas to all![/quote]

    The Seahawks and Colts have the best unis in the NFL – period.