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Gort
08-24-2012, 11:54 AM
we have a couple of days to kill until the 49ers game, so...

some guy at ESPN has compiled a listing of all pro sports franchises by aesthetic quality of their uniforms. he lists the Broncos at 24th best (9th worst) in the NFL.

There had never been anything like the Broncos' design when it debuted in 1997, and there's still nothing like it in the NFL today. It no longer feels radical or heretical -- we've all gotten used to it by now. But is it actually a good design? No, it isn't. The side panels that extend into collarbone horns still feel gratuitous, and the pants stripes have now been extended so they wrap around to the front of the leg, which looks comical at best. On the plus side, the Broncos are going back to using orange for their home jersey this season (the navy design is now the alternate), but it'll take more than that to get this team's aesthetic house in order.


legit criticisms or not?

http://espn.go.com/espn/playbook/story/_/id/8297404/uni-watch-power-rankings-rates-nfl-uniforms-1-32

TheReverend
08-24-2012, 11:55 AM
Nonsense.

Our uniforms are ****ing awesome. Only a few can even remotely compare.

maher_tyler
08-24-2012, 11:57 AM
Maybe its the homer in me but i think our jerseys are one of the best...

Smilin Assassin
08-24-2012, 11:59 AM
Without thinking who might be worse than ours, I can't argue.

I've always loved the classic look (Our former orange, Green Bay, Chicago, even....KC, ugh).

I am glad we're going back to the orange jersey, but have never been a fan of the new look. Thankfully, I'm old enough to appreciate the team regardless of what their "outfits" look like.

They'll never go back to the 70's/80's jerseys, but it won't stop me from wishing/hoping.

vancejohnson82
08-24-2012, 11:59 AM
the problem is that the Broncos were one of the pioneers of the new uniform movement...so now they look antiquated but we can't just flip them over again. I would have thought that the switch to orange would have bumped us up a few pegs though

broncocalijohn
08-24-2012, 12:00 PM
The collar design sucks but they can be top 10 worse if they win a championship. Winning cures all even if it doesn't look good.

Gort
08-24-2012, 12:00 PM
Maybe its the homer in me but i think our jerseys are one of the best...

i like the colors. i like the helmet. there are some things on the current jerseys and pants that i think can be improved upon though. i've never really been a big fan of the swooshy thing on the pants.

DomCasual
08-24-2012, 12:03 PM
The Seahawks have passed the Bengals as the worst. No, scratch that. The Bengals are still the worst. But the Seahawks are second worst.

Traveler
08-24-2012, 12:08 PM
Uniforms are great except the switch back to orange. I hate that color! Blue was better.

Dendave
08-24-2012, 12:09 PM
I am glad we're going back to the orange jersey, but have never been a fan of the new look. Thankfully, I'm old enough to appreciate the team regardless of what their "outfits" look like.

They'll never go back to the 70's/80's jerseys, but it won't stop me from wishing/hoping.

Totally agree, I still wish they would go back to the old logo though

Gort
08-24-2012, 12:14 PM
Totally agree, I still wish they would go back to the old logo though

the "D" on the old logo probably reminds Bowlen too much of the "D" in DT and we all know how much Bowlen despises DTs. i think one of them killed one of his family members once. i learned that on the 'Mane.

;)

Hulamau
08-24-2012, 12:17 PM
Uniforms are great except the switch back to orange. I hate that color! Blue was better.

you're way off in the deep end and under water on that one around here ....!

Stagger Lee
08-24-2012, 12:21 PM
Uniforms are great except the switch back to orange. I hate that color! Blue was better.

Blasphemy.

vancejohnson82
08-24-2012, 12:23 PM
you're way off in the deep end and under water on that one around here ....!

haha...seriously. I read it a few times to look for the sarcasm in it but, alas, I found none

delany
08-24-2012, 12:26 PM
The new pointy collars suck. Just keep that part orange Nike!.

Traveler
08-24-2012, 12:26 PM
you're way off in the deep end and under water on that one around here ....!

I know, but it is what it is. Hate the color orange and I bet a number of the players do too. They just can't say it publically.

Traveler
08-24-2012, 12:27 PM
Blasphemy.

Nah! Just the truth.

Mogulseeker
08-24-2012, 12:31 PM
If we still had the old jerseys, we'd be in the top.

I never liked the new uniforms.

Houshyamama
08-24-2012, 12:31 PM
Yeah, nobody gives a **** what this ****** thinks.

BroncoBeavis
08-24-2012, 12:33 PM
I know, but it is what it is. Hate the color orange and I bet a number of the players do too. They just can't say it publically.

Seriously. My favorite color is Orange. Mostly because the only way having a favorite color isn't gay is if it's because of the Denver Broncos.

bpc
08-24-2012, 12:36 PM
We have some of the most unique colors and uni's in the league. Love em'. Miss the old royal blue and orange though. Those were brilliant. These are good though.

lolcopter
08-24-2012, 12:36 PM
If we still had the old jerseys, we'd be in the top.

I never liked the new uniforms.

+1


(I'm wearing an old school orange #30 right now, booyah)

Stagger Lee
08-24-2012, 12:50 PM
Seriously. My favorite color is Orange. Mostly because the only way having a favorite color isn't gay is if it's because of the Denver Broncos.

This.

LRtagger
08-24-2012, 12:52 PM
OMG those collar bone and pant stripes are like so 2001

http://ewinsidetv.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/perez_l1.jpg

ColoradoDarin
08-24-2012, 01:18 PM
Going to take a while to get used to the blue collar thing, but at least it's back to predominantly orange.

cmhargrove
08-24-2012, 01:54 PM
They would definitely look better if they had just a little more......... meth.

hookemhess
08-24-2012, 02:12 PM
http://i.imgur.com/FiBjX.gif

Rohirrim
08-24-2012, 02:34 PM
I prefer the darker orange.

Bacchus
08-24-2012, 02:51 PM
we have a couple of days to kill until the 49ers game, so...

some guy at ESPN has compiled a listing of all pro sports franchises by aesthetic quality of their uniforms. he lists the Broncos at 24th best (9th worst) in the NFL.



legit criticisms or not?

http://espn.go.com/espn/playbook/story/_/id/8297404/uni-watch-power-rankings-rates-nfl-uniforms-1-32

I love the new uniforms, I love the color of the orange. I love that Peyton Manning is wearing them!!

Tim
08-24-2012, 03:01 PM
If we still had the old jerseys, we'd be in the top.

I never liked the new uniforms.

I agree with this.

Mogulseeker
08-24-2012, 03:20 PM
OMG those collar bone and pant stripes are like so 2001

http://ewinsidetv.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/perez_l1.jpg

What's wrong with his eyebrow? Doesn't that dude get punched in the face a lot?

I don't know much about Perez Hilton, but I know most people hate him.

KCStud
08-24-2012, 03:28 PM
Old school uni's will always be the best.

boltaneer
08-24-2012, 03:56 PM
I actually like the Bronco's unis prior to this year (non-orange).

g00fyfoot
08-24-2012, 04:09 PM
Color scheme is good, it's the stripes (side panels to armpit horns and leg horns) that are the problem. I suppose someone thought it looked hip/cutting edge in '97, but it doesn't anymore. It looks awkward and dated. I prefer classic style. And the new N*ke embellishments suck. I knew they were going to try to add league-wide branding elements. Kudos to the teams that told them to **** off.

Keep in mind that our current look was designed by N*ke back in '97 as well. **** N*ke.

HILife
08-24-2012, 04:11 PM
Starting the change color bandwagon, that got the Broncos to switch back to orange, was easily Josh McDaniels greatest accomplishment with this team.

BroncoMan4ever
08-24-2012, 04:16 PM
I truly feel Nike ****ed up the look of our uniforms. The pants stripe is too much and the retarded half collar looks ****ty.

**** NIKE!!

KipCorrington25
08-24-2012, 06:44 PM
I like that no other team features orange primary jerseys but I much more prefer the early 70's with a darker orange and a darker blue on the helmets. In fact if I owned the team we'd look like this exactly.

http://latitudesportsmarketing.com/images/Little%208x10%20HOF.jpg

RunSilentRunDeep
08-24-2012, 08:07 PM
I like that no other team features orange primary jerseys but I much more prefer the early 70's with a darker orange and a darker blue on the helmets. In fact if I owned the team we'd look like this exactly.

http://latitudesportsmarketing.com/images/Little%208x10%20HOF.jpg

Winner.

errand
08-24-2012, 08:46 PM
I'm not too concerned with the uniforms as I am with the players wearing them...having said that the navy blue home jersey's were more intimidating than the orange ones are. As for those who hate the '97 uniform change.....last time we changed our uniforms we went back to back jack....just saying

Mogulseeker
08-24-2012, 09:30 PM
I'm not too concerned with the uniforms as I am with the players wearing them...having said that the navy blue home jersey's were more intimidating than the orange ones are. As for those who hate the '97 uniform change.....last time we changed our uniforms we went back to back jack....just saying

Exactly... so lets change the uniform again.

canadianbroncosfan
08-24-2012, 09:39 PM
I started reading it and saw Cleveland was ranked in the top half of uniforms. I stopped reading it as this was enough to determine its credibility

canadianbroncosfan
08-24-2012, 09:39 PM
They would definitely look better if they had just a little more......... meth.

also this

TDmvp
08-24-2012, 11:07 PM
That list blows ... Moving on.

Dutch
08-24-2012, 11:29 PM
I like that no other team features orange primary jerseys but I much more prefer the early 70's with a darker orange and a darker blue on the helmets. In fact if I owned the team we'd look like this exactly.

http://latitudesportsmarketing.com/images/Little%208x10%20HOF.jpg

This^

ZONA
08-25-2012, 12:29 AM
I think our helmet logo could have been much better. The Orange jerseys rock. Love the orange spike down the middle of the helmet. The swoosh on the pants could look better. I would have liked a much more creative design for the logo then what we have. Something like this would be much cooler looking.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_eZFIGg7Or1k/TT2kwN_dCPI/AAAAAAAAAPg/wlLbpW6DWPg/s1600/SwiftCurrent.jpg


http://cdn1.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/4393022/GYI0062466456.jpg

extralife
08-25-2012, 03:40 AM
we're middle of the pack, I think. the 80's jerseys would probably be top five.

BowlenBall
08-25-2012, 04:36 AM
I like that no other team features orange primary jerseys but I much more prefer the early 70's with a darker orange and a darker blue on the helmets. In fact if I owned the team we'd look like this exactly.

http://latitudesportsmarketing.com/images/Little%208x10%20HOF.jpg

Cosign -- this looks so much better than our current orange jerseys with those horrible collars. (and the 'D' logo on the helmets as well)

Not sure why we haven't gone back to these, even if only for a throwback game. Perhaps the defensive tackle that killed Pat Bowlen's parents was wearing them...?

http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1139570.1345353401!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/manningweb19s-1-web.jpg

Smilin Assassin
08-25-2012, 06:12 AM
Cosign -- this looks so much better than our current orange jerseys with those horrible collars. (and the 'D' logo on the helmets as well)

Not sure why we haven't gone back to these, even if only for a throwback game. Perhaps the defensive tackle that killed Pat Bowlen's parents was wearing them...?



We did. ....Once.

I think it was '05/'06? On Thanksgiving.

BroncoBeavis
08-25-2012, 06:42 AM
I think our helmet logo could have been much better. The Orange jerseys rock. Love the orange spike down the middle of the helmet. The swoosh on the pants could look better. I would have liked a much more creative design for the logo then what we have. Something like this would be much cooler looking.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_eZFIGg7Or1k/TT2kwN_dCPI/AAAAAAAAAPg/wlLbpW6DWPg/s1600/SwiftCurrent.jpg


http://cdn1.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/4393022/GYI0062466456.jpg

Ick on the logo. And I liked the old crush jerseys like this one better. Wish they would've just rolled with that.

Ironlung
08-25-2012, 06:55 AM
We did. ....Once.

I think it was '05/'06? On Thanksgiving.

Yep. It was @ Dallas. I believe it was the game Ron Dayne broke the big run at the end to win.

spdirty
08-25-2012, 07:15 AM
I don't care if they wear pink uniforms as long as they win with em...well, scratch that...October is always retina burning month.

They can go to poop and pee and I'll be happy as long as they win.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_hAQgYQFfuqg/TOrlbwFnmSI/AAAAAAAAAFg/R-KAVaDiyAU/s1600/broncos-throwback.jpg

spdirty
08-25-2012, 07:20 AM
I like that no other team features orange primary jerseys but I much more prefer the early 70's with a darker orange and a darker blue on the helmets. In fact if I owned the team we'd look like this exactly.

http://latitudesportsmarketing.com/images/Little%208x10%20HOF.jpg

This...the black shoes are awesome too.

Dedhed
08-25-2012, 08:38 AM
I am a big fan of wearing orange. I prefer to be unique, and orange is singular to the Broncos. Wearing Navy was lame.

However, the new orange screams traffic cone and needs to be darkened.

DENVERDUI55
08-25-2012, 08:42 AM
Yep. It was @ Dallas. I believe it was the game Ron Dayne broke the big run at the end to win.

It was back in mike andersons rookie year.

Smilin Assassin
08-25-2012, 08:45 AM
Although this subject has been beaten to death, you would think a petition for the old uniforms would have atleast some success.

The 'Mane represents a lot of Broncos fans, but not even close to all of them. I do think that the majority of Bronco fans would LOVE the switch, though.

If uniforms/designs/colors are all about marketing and the $$$$, and the paying fans want a certain style/color/design.....wtf? Why WOULDN'T an owner/decision maker make that switch?

No, I'm not asking for a petition or online poll.....but, is there a reason that I'm missing that whoever decides what the Broncos wear wouldn't make a switch that would probably fill his/her/their pockets?

Ironlung
08-25-2012, 08:56 AM
It was back in mike andersons rookie year.

Good call. That's right.

jerseyboiler120
08-25-2012, 10:41 AM
I like the older darker orange as well. And is it just me, or does it seem like we usually lose with the orange shirts and our current helmets? I like going back to orange, but man seems like we always lose with that color and our current helmet.

Gort
08-25-2012, 10:49 AM
I like the older darker orange as well. And is it just me, or does it seem like we usually lose with the orange shirts and our current helmets? I like going back to orange, but man seems like we always lose with that color and our current helmet.

we've won alot in orange over the years. i don't have any superstitions about orange uniforms. i think Shanny did though. but we had trouble with orange during the end of Shanny's tenure because we weren't that good and were winning by smoke and mirrors most of the time.

i wouldn't mind seeing us break out these unis for a "throwback" game though.

http://i720.photobucket.com/albums/ww206/WD_1983/Broncos%20Reference%20Photos/1968_08.jpg

The Moops
08-25-2012, 10:56 AM
Think it's on most of the new nike jerseys but hate the triangles near the neck. Looks like guys are wearing friggin collared shirts.

jerseyboiler120
08-25-2012, 11:31 AM
we've won alot in orange over the years. i don't have any superstitions about orange uniforms. i think Shanny did though. but we had trouble with orange during the end of Shanny's tenure because we weren't that good and were winning by smoke and mirrors most of the time.

i wouldn't mind seeing us break out these unis for a "throwback" game though.

http://i720.photobucket.com/albums/ww206/WD_1983/Broncos%20Reference%20Photos/1968_08.jpg


Those helmets and almost red pants are great.