Wouldn't it be great to have been in the room when they decided how to design the 49ers' sleeve stripes? "We don't really have room for three full stripes," someone must have said, "so let's just use partial stripes!" And then they presumably went back to whatever they were smoking. Aside from that, though, the Niners look very, very good these days.
sorta gotta agree with lukas' assessment....the sleeve stripes seem like the ONLY thing holding down the current jerseys. wish Nike had fixed them totally when they took over the uni contract, but the NFL doesn't allow drastic uni overhauls unless 5 seasons have transpired (the current design came out in 2009). hopefully Nike TOTALLY fixes the sleeve stripes in 2014 (to nicely coincide with the move to the new stadium) so that ALL players will have the full 3-stripe sleeves of yore...(not just those players like Alex, Akers and Tolzien who choose to have the longer sleeve jerseys and thus full stripes)
Who ever screwed up the stripes on the sleeves needs to get fired, same with the front office guy who OKed them
Went through my closet earlier today, and dug up a bunch of my old VHS recorded game tapes from the late 80s, the '88 Championship game in particular (at Chicago), our pants looked somewhat no different then (under natural sunlight) on TV than they do now. All musty; some looked yellow, some khaki, and 'classic' mustard.
I think we all forget what they looked like under certain lighting conditions (on those old 240-480 cable feeds) cause it's been so long, and high definition television (especially) amplifies the saturation.
[ Edited by SnakePlissken on Aug 24, 2012 at 10:07 PM ]
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