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    #61 Jersey

    Found this helmet on eBay. While I love the navy-silver combination, this would look ultra-sharp with the navy jersey and red pants w/red and silver accents.

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    Would look nice with red jerseys.
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    Too much red. Bringing back the SILVER jersey with this helmet and red pants would look good. :rocker:
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    as long as there is absolutely NO green, even grass stains, I'm OK with the look...
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    #51 Jersey

    Thanks to trying it out on Madden, red jersey with silver (or even blue) pants and the silver helmet looks brilliant.
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    I'm still against red jerseys for this team on principle, as it was your ancestors marching around in them originally. ;)
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    That might be why it looks good :p

    But that brings up this question....why did the New England PATRIOTS opt to wear red which is what the British soldiers wore?
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    Excellent question. It was an obvious mistake from the very beginning as far as I'm concerned. They apparently were going for an American flag-like combo of red/white/blue, but chose the wrong color for the jersey. Credit previous owner Orthwein with making the historically correct switch to blue.
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    Not all American uniforms were blue.

    The musicians of this unit (the United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps) recall the days of the American Revolution as they perform in uniforms patterned after those worn by the musicians of Gen. George Washington's Continental Army. Military musicians of the period wore the reverse colors of the regiments to which they were assigned. The uniforms worn by the members of the Corps are dated circa 1781, and consist of black tricorn hats, white wigs, waistcoats, colonial coveralls, and red regimental coats.
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    The Colonial Army regulars under Washington's command wore blue.
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    I love the Uniforms as they are...except for that moronic Flying Elvis, of course. :rolleyes:
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    They can win "North Korean Gray" for all I care, as long as they win..
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    Scribe, what you posted was what The Bills did. They switched from white helmets to red & enlarged the side logos. They rectified it a couple of years ago when they switched back to white and shrunk the logo back to tasteful size.
    And you already know how I feel about the Pat Patriot helmet. It was gorgeous. Scribe, it's esthetically pleasing to the eye. And the throwback jerseys' red color bursts off the television screen at you, especially big fatty Wilfork's #75. It's a great shade of deep-ish red.
    And nobody sitting in the old Shaeffer/Sullivan/Foxboro Stadium pointed down at the field, nudged their neighbor on the aluminum bench, and proclaimed,"What a minute. Weren't the British called The Red Coats? The Patriots are wearing the color of the enemy!"
    Scribe, Americans have a historical memory limit of about one decade. Ask them who the president was in 1952 and they can't tell you, let alone know who wore what in some old war over 200 years ago.
    It's feetbawl, Scribe.
    But then again, you're the guy who publishes a magazine about 1970's Progressive Rock which was swept asunder by The Punk Revolution of '76. Cue Tull's "Living In The Past".

    I love you man.
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    Look real cool with old school Pat Patriot Throw Backs in white uniforms.
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    Totally. Those were so sweet. Worn only once in Denver in '09.

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    Looks a little USFL for my taste.
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    It was only a matter of time before someone posted the Faulk pic in the red uni, so here it is for your viewing pleasure.

    And Tunescribe, reading your post again where you add that you'd like navy jerseys to go with red pants and the red helmet -
    Sounds like you almost want the Pats to switch to the 90's era Bills look.

    Tunes, you need an image consultant. So does the Dalai Lama in yer avatar. That faded light red on his hat clashes with the darker maroon of his robe.
    Tell you what, I'm heading down to Soho for Sunday brunch. You want me to pop my noodle into one of the galleries or boutiques and have someone call you?
    tally-freaking-ho

    (actually, the Roger Dean Dali-esque Yes logo would look best on The Pats helmet. That way, my two most favorite things in the whole world would be all rolled into one. Kinda like what Demolition Man did with his avatar.)

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    I don't know why they couldn't mix /blend both logos and designs and color schemes in to a uniform like above pic.
    You could put ole pat patriot on the front hip of the pant.
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    The problem with Pat Patriot on the helmet is (1.) it doesn't work from a distance, and (2.) its early '60s cartoon motif didn't age well. When you can't make out the details -- which happens from longer than 20 yards away -- it looks like an amorphous static tripod. Flying Elvis might look contrived, but at least it works as a logo, especially on the helmet showing "forward motion." The central problem with Pat is its dated style. Artists haven't drawn like that in more than 50 years and it looks like what it is -- an old-fashioned cartoon image. It works as nostalgia (if you don't mind its association with decades of losing) but little else.

    That's because they were stupid and drunk. We both know that. :singing:

    No, it's not about '70s progressive rock. It's about contemporary progressive rock including occasional coverage of the genre's forebears. Subscribe and be enlightened!

    Prove it! :D

    I happen to know Roger Dean -- saw him last week, as a matter of fact. I'd LOVE to see what he'd come up with for a Patriots logo. Then again, his style probably is a bit ethereal for football.
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    Thats the 1st thing I thought of. Donald Trump's New Jersey Generals.

    The red is more maroon but still...
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    Ooo, you stepped all over my aesthetic with amorphous. Well done. How long you been waiting to whip that one out? lol.
    And you're right about the old helmets looking like a tripod blob from far away and the animated style being outdated. But gez, is nothing sacred these days?
    And like you've seen me note before about the "decades of losing" myth... reference 1976 to 1988. Twelve winning records, one losing season, and one .500 campaign. Decades of being stuck behind The Dolphins in the devision is more like it. Perennially losing? Not so much.
    You call 2007 a losing season too?
    What, you see 3 winning seasons since 1960? That your standard?

    I dunno how to do the multi quote thingie like you did, so I'll just ramble and u can see if you can match 'em up -
    How's about this for a bargain? Next time a newer Prog band you feature in your magazine headlines Madison Square Garden, I'll buy a subscription. I'll buy three, even more better. Current Prog being relegated to the state fair circuit depresses me after being raised on a gluttonous diet of glitzy arena tours.
    Rest in peace, Peter Banks, btw. He was trending #1 on Yahoo when it happened. I was so happy for him, in a morbid kinda way.

    And lastly, you rule for knowing Dean. Next time you see him, tell him not to walk around clutching his folder up against his chest like a girl. hee hee.

    Hey, know what would be a good helmet logo for The Patriots?

    Warhol soup cans! The New England Clam Chowder label one.
    Boy, they'd really aesthetically thumb their noses at the rest of the league with that move. (There. I used it again in a sentence. I had to drag it out from underneath your amorphous, unwrinkle it, smooth it out, and tack it back up here. Like a kid whose drawing falls of the kitchen refrigerator and gets trampled underfoot. Ahh gez... cue the clavinet.)
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    hey, Dingdongster....see this icon next to "quote" at the bottom of your post ..[​IMG]?...it's the multi quote function....even you should be able to muddle through the intricacies of basic forum posting....:crutch:
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    I am not contradicting that. I thought I was clear, but I guess not. Please visit the website for the Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps (The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps) and see a series of pictures of authentic American army colonial uniforms in red.
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    The top one - meh. I hate the FLying Elvis.

    The bottom one - absolutely. Best combo I've seen. Maybe just add a blue front-to-back-stripe at the top
    of the helmet to go with the red facemask, or vice versa.
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    I still like the blue jerseys that had the stripes in them the most.

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    And I prefer Orthwein's colonial blue to Kraft's darker blue.
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    As do I. Now just replace Elvis with Pat, and we have ourselves a uniform.
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    There's no "current" prog on the state fair tour circuit -- a lot of older acts, though. And the last thing I'd really like to see is a current prog band headlining MSG (that screams commercial sellout). It's all about artistry, baby, and we know the masses can't recognize it or have the patience it requires. Check out: Ozric Tentacles, Steven Wilson, the Flower Kings, Unitopia, Emilie Autumn, Dream Theater and Stick Men for a wide-ranging sampling of fresh blood. ;)
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    Dream Theater are pretty big & have a long history. Kinda "second tier" Prog, alongside Marillion. My Vermont maple syrup totin' friend has been trying to sell me on Porcupine Tree lately but I'm just too much of a soot covered ratty New Yorker. I used to listen to Delicious Agony prog webradio a few years back. They had a sweet steaming signal & trippy homepage graphics with dj's and stuff.
    And you make a good point about today's masses not recognizing or having the listening patience. Didn't use to be like that.
    Well, I had a good time today and you made a good thread topic with which to use as a jumping off point to riff & expand upon.

    I still think u have a guilty pleasure 1990's Buffalo Bills uniform fetish tho.
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