Originally posted by Misfit_Niner540:
Maybe outlined in gray? Black just doesn't seem to fit in our color scheme.
a black outline on the oval logo has been on the helmets since 1962 (probably added for better visibility on early TVs) any other color except maybe a white outline wouldnt work, but even then after all these years (50+) by now it wouldnt look right from afar or on TV
[ Edited by Dr_Bill_Walsh on Dec 18, 2012 at 8:03 PM ]
I made my one & only trek out to the stick from the big apple on opening day 1998 to see my beloved niners... I saw Garrison Hearst break off one of greatest runs in NFL history to be beat my hometown jets in OT!!!... The only NEGATIVE was it was the 1st game the niners played in those putrid maroon with black trim uniforms!!!! Not to mention those horrible shiny gold pants... Ugghhh!!! INMHO the current uniforms are as classic as the Cowboys uniforms!!! only Red & Gold trumps Blue & Silver...
Always liked the years of the gold and black outlined numbers the best. Even made the white jerseys look kick-ass. But please, go back to the GOLD pants, not white, mustard, or tan. Tan ones look too much like they are out there in pantyhose.
People need to realize something, the best looking uniforms are the ones that keep it simple. Outside of the stripes (which is what the 49ers want, not Nike), Nike nailed it perfectly.
The current 49ers uniform is not just one of the best uniforms in the NFL, its one of the best ones in sports. It's not over complicated and the two colors compliment each other perfectly (unlike the Cowboys three shades of silver).
As for the helmet, to many people whine about the gold ring, but I doubt they even know why the team put it in. They did it so that when the logo is displayed by itself, the gold is still represented. Honestly, I don't have a problem with it and at this point, removing it would just look weird.
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