By Phil Hecken
Last weekend, we took a look at reader (and Jaguars redesign contest winner) Trevor Tierney’s AFC concepts, and today we’ll finish out his redesigns with a look at the NFC.
As I mentioned last weekend, I’m loathe to ever critique designs (especially since I can’t do better, at least graphically, than 99% of them), but I want to point out that Trevor has used the previous Nike template for his designs — which has resulted in truncated pants striping (a design element I can’t abide) — so I tried to picture all these new designs with full pants striping. I have to say, some of these are really interesting and have out-of-the-box thinking! Many keep the “classic” unis we’re used to seeing with just some very minor tweaks. Either way, enjoy! Click any image to enlarge.
By Trevor Tierney
Inspired by the Cowboys white color rush uniform, the blue set is copied. Only team w only 2 jerseys, but does include silver pants.
Eagles return to kelly green jersey and chrome eagle wing logos on helmet and jersey shoulders. Rest of uniform pretty simple. Change from black alternate to gray alternate.
NEW YORK GIANTS
Giants return to old helmet logo and jerseys get updated with more color. Red alternate comes back as well.
‘Skins ditch current logo, but stays similar. Feather patches on sleeves of jerseys and arrows on helmets and pants.
Bears stays pretty much the same, but swap out blue facemark for white. Added jersey patch of bears logo.
Lions essentially same set and just updated in 2017, but added word mark to front of jerseys.
GREEN BAY PACKERS
Removed outline of Packers “G” and went with simple looking uniforms.
Vikings stay pretty much the same. Swap the black facemark for white and include and all yellow/purple set.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Buccaneers stay similar to current set, but updated logo. Creamsicle alternate instead of red uniform. Sword patches on sleeves.
Falcons return to Black as the primary home jersey and have 4 options for pants. Return of red helmet, but updated w new logo as well.
Panthers finally have updated unit with black lids and oversized logo that is like the current Bucs logo. Wraps around back and jerseys also include sublimated jungle print on shoulders. On pants jungle print stands out more with contrast color.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Saints return to a black helmet and a gold chrome facemask. Simple uniforms and all gold/black alternate.
AZ Cardinals keep current logo, but I incorporated the states unique flag into the uniform itself. Helmet goes gray with stripe consisting of red, yellow, and navy blue.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
49ers return black to the uniform and updated the set with more of a western look. Black alternate returns as well.
LOS ANGELES RAMS
Rams finally have a matching set and looks updated version of the classic uniforms. Yellow alt loses the white and just goes yellow and blue.
Seahawks have a mix of old uniforms with new. Return to more of royal blue, but helmet is same as now, yet swapped the navy blue with silver.
And there you have it, the NFC. Thanks, Trevor!
For those who don’t wish to click the links, Graig paints baseball heroes (and regular guys) from the past, and is an immense talent.
Occasionally, I will be featuring his work on Uni Watch.
Here’s today’s offering (click to enlarge):
Title: “Babe’s Bicarbonate”
Subject: Babe Ruth, 1924
Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 16″ x 20″
As had become his custom, Babe Ruth reported to Hot Springs in early February of 1924 to sweat and golf off the extra pounds the winter had added to his bulbous frame. He was about 240 at the end of the month when the recurrent spring flu got him again. Burning with fever for a few weeks, he sweated off 20 pounds before making his way to spring training in New Orleans.
Yankee fans had reason to be optimistic about things, as their team had just come off of their first championship run in franchise history. Unfortunately for them, the team was aging; four regulars and nearly everyone on their bench was over 30-years old. That oppressive number for a ballplayer may not have kept them away from the speakeasies and parties, as they were as boisterous a bunch of noisemakers as ever. Their performances on the diamond, however, slipped drastically. It was only the Babe who was immune to the slump.
He may have been leading the party brigade, but at age 29, Ruth had plenty of life in him to burn the candle at both ends. In fact, 1924 is the first year that Ruth biographers mentioned his frequent use of bicarbonate of soda to quell the rumblings of a bloated, overfed stomach. The effect of the bubbly drink was perfect for the Yankee slugger. He would revel throughout the night, then before each game, down a few hot dogs and several bottles of soda pop, drink some bicarbonate, emit a loud belch, and then hit the ball a mile.
His efforts on the diamond aside, his teammates’ tempers were never calmed by their thrilling escapades off the field. In mid June, Ruth was at the center of an on-field brawl with Ty Cobb in Detroit. The fray led to several ejections and fines, and the forfeiture of the game to the Yankees when angry fans stormed the playing field. The team was out of control, and nothing Yankee manager Miller Huggins could do seemed to make a difference.
In an attempt to quell the fiery nature of his players, he shipped off one of his more surly pitchers, Carl Mays, to Cincinnati in midseason. The Yanks never recovered. After starting the season hot, New York fell behind the surging Washington Senators. Without Mays, the Yanks were unable to catch up and finished two games back. The Senators’ late charge, winning 16 of their final 21, made the difference.
Ruth finished the season by winning his first and only batting title. He won the home run title again and led the league in runs, total bases, walks, on-base percentage, and slugging average. Goose Goslin of the Senators wound up driving in 129 runs to Babe’s 121, squashing Ruth’s chances of winning the Triple Crown.
Thanks, Graig! You can (and should!) follow Graig on Twitter.
Way Too Good…
…for the ticker!
Earlier this week, DIYer Gene Sanny sent the following e-mail to Paul, but wanted Paul to share it with me due to the content.
I’m always amazed by the talent some people have — even if they themselves don’t think their product is top notch. This is a case where I definitely disagree with the artist’s assessment of his own work. I think it’s TREMENDOUS! Here’s Gene with a Houston Oilers painting, along with the process he used to create it. Click to enlarge.
A painting I did this weekend. It’s called gouache painting. Basically addition by subtraction – erasing paint. I showed kind of how it works in the 2 pics. Unfortunately, I botched up the background… a case of not thinking it was good enough, trying to mess with it, then regretfully looking at the 2nd pic wishing I left it that way, because I kind of liked it after all.
So, I cut him out and mounted on colored paper. Live and learn… gouache is not an easy thing to perfect.
Not necessarily for your site, I just know Phil digs the Oilers uniform.
Outstanding work, Gene — hope you’ll do more and share with us!
Weekend Programming Note…
Hey fellow UWers, Phil here. This weekend I’m again traveling, and Anthony (who’d normally be preparing your Saturday Ticker) has the day off for his birthday (Happy B-Day, AE!). So, unfortunately and regrettably, there will be no ticker today…or tomorrow.
I’m actually at a curling bonspiel this weekend, and staying in a place with sketchy wi-fi, but I hope to be able to bring you the full SMUW tomorrow (fingers and toes crossed). I pre-loaded this post before leaving to ensure you have a Saturday piece, and I’m hopeful all goes well for tomorrow. Thanks for your patience and understanding.