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dcdrew10

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I've made my thoughts on the Pat's helmet color/design known time and time again, but looking at these I think I have landed on the fact that I like prefer team helmets that have white as a base color, particularly a white cream base. I am thinking of all the alternative or older helmets that use a white base:

Pat Patriot > Flying Elvis
Bill Parcells era Jests > any of that Gang Green shit
Dallas throwbacks > silver
Bill's current > red
Rams white horn > yellow horn
Broncos "Snowcapped" alt > regular
Chargers current > 1990s navy blue
Browns alternate white w/brown and orange stripes >>>>> all orange
Bucs creamsicle > pewter (barely)

A few notable exceptions:
Oilers baby blue > 1980/90s white
Eagles green helmet with white wings > Eagles green wings on white helmet, though new style helmets with face mask that have bars over the brow are pretty good. On the 1970s Eagles helmets the green wings look like accentuated eyebrows
Bengals orange = white; I prefer white over orange, but the we may as well call them the Zebras when they wear white helmets with black stripes.
 

luckiestman

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I've made my thoughts on the Pat's helmet color/design known time and time again, but looking at these I think I have landed on the fact that I like prefer team helmets that have white as a base color, particularly a white cream base. I am thinking of all the alternative or older helmets that use a white base:

Pat Patriot > Flying Elvis
Bill Parcells era Jests > any of that Gang Green shit
Dallas throwbacks > silver
Bill's current > red
Rams white horn > yellow horn
Broncos "Snowcapped" alt > regular
Chargers current > 1990s navy blue
Browns alternate white w/brown and orange stripes >>>>> all orange
Bucs creamsicle > pewter (barely)

A few notable exceptions:
Oilers baby blue > 1980/90s white
Eagles green helmet with white wings > Eagles green wings on white helmet, though new style helmets with face mask that have bars over the brow are pretty good. On the 1970s Eagles helmets the green wings look like accentuated eyebrows
Bengals orange = white; I prefer white over orange, but the we may as well call them the Zebras when they wear white helmets with black stripes.
I mostly agree but I’m a sucker for the 80s Jets logo we brought back especially on the white uni. I love that shit but that’s the logo I fell in love with so it could be nostalgia.

I think I like Dallas Silver and Browns Orange also.
 

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I mostly agree but I’m a sucker for the 80s Jets logo we brought back especially on the white uni. I love that shit but that’s the logo I fell in love with so it could be nostalgia.

I think I like Dallas Silver and Browns Orange also.
I don't like the Jets but that is by far their best uniform. They screwed them up in the 90s when they added the black trim and facemasks. Just the green and white were clean and perfect, calling up images of Wesley Walker streaking down the sidelines to beat Marino's Dolphins in one of the greatest games I've ever seen.

View: https://youtu.be/lN0qiHMPkQA?si=i8vvk8CbgtLOdG13
 

NomarsFool

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Boooooo! Having a guy eyeball something from 50 feet away and then measuring it down to the inch has always been one of my favorite bits of absurdity that is just accepted in sport.
The other sort of goofy thing with football is that the center sometimes moves the ball a little bit when getting ready to snap it - not by much, mind you, but we have all this drama and consequences and everything in this 'game of inches' and then the center might move it back a few inches before snapping it.
 

BaseballJones

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Reports are that Dallas may end up having to pay $60m a year for Dak. Suddenly the Mahomes monster contract is going to look like a hell of a bargain.
 

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Ale Xander

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I find it amusing when owners put themselves into the ring of honor or whatever.
Perhaps the owner didn't put himself in?

"Both of the franchise icons were recently surprised regarding their inductions and their reactions were released by the team on social media. As it relates to Blank, he was under the belief that he was going to see the team's new draft pick but was instead met with the news of his enshrinement. "

Not sure I believe that, but whatever.
 

Old Fart Tree

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Perhaps the owner didn't put himself in?

"Both of the franchise icons were recently surprised regarding their inductions and their reactions were released by the team on social media. As it relates to Blank, he was under the belief that he was going to see the team's new draft pick but was instead met with the news of his enshrinement. "

Not sure I believe that, but whatever.
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SuperManny

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Perhaps the owner didn't put himself in?

"Both of the franchise icons were recently surprised regarding their inductions and their reactions were released by the team on social media. As it relates to Blank, he was under the belief that he was going to see the team's new draft pick but was instead met with the news of his enshrinement. "

Not sure I believe that, but whatever.
Probably an independent counsel of elders who aren't on the Falcons payroll

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BaseballJones

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https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/40420945/sources-chiefs-expected-release-isaiah-buggs-arrests

The Chiefs are releasing Isaiah Buggs after his recent arrests.

Clearly a sign that they take potentially criminal matters seriously. LOL

Frank Clark - kept following multiple arrests. Why? Because he was really good.
Tyreek Hill - kept following domestic abuse charges. Why? Because he was (is) really good.

Boggs isn't that kind of player, so.... see ya.
That’s kind of the way it always goes in the NFL. Fringe players with legal issues end up unemployed a lot more often than quality players

Pat Chung and Duron Harmon stayed employed after their arrests. Nick Kaczur and Kevin Faulk as well. Willie Andrews, Montee Ball and Brandon Spikes (washed up at that point) weren’t so lucky and got cut almost immediately folllwing their off field issues.

Absent something crazy like Hernandez, just about every team in the league is going to look the other way if the player’s talent level is sufficient. Leonard Little, Aldon Smith and Adrian Peterson continued to find work after their transgressions because they had elite talent. Ray Rice is one of the few guys who was a high profile player that never got another shot after his DV but he was also awful the last time he was on the field.
 

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Jesus, hit by a drunk driver and went off the road. What a stupid thing.
That's one reason why I was always told 'nothing good happens after midnight.' Even if you yourself are simply minding your business, a high proportion of folks you encounter on the road are not in great shape at 3am. Whether by substances, exhaustion, etc. Sad story, hope his family can get some of his rookie salary.
 

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His car was absolutely mangled. I won’t post the photos but it looks like the other car must have been going extremely fast. Poor kids and their families.