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le14
04-02-2012, 05:13 PM
NFL and more importantly Texans jerseys and uniforms announced and unveiled tomorrow (4/2). Some apparel are out now for sale but the new updated jerseys won't be on sale until about 2 weeks after the announcement. I'm looking forward to it as I did not like the Reebok jerseys at all (sizing, quality, etc.). So far, New Era has done a good job with the hats and the Nike clothing is exceptionally better (IMO of course - due to fitting and material DRI-FIT). As of now, it's expected that there won't be a dramatic change in uniforms but gradually over the next 2-3 years they may be. As long as they don't go all out like they do for the Oregon Ducks, I'll be all for a bit of a change. And no, the renderings that were done last year (that were all outlandish and cartoony) were not official or done by Nike, just fan renderings.

So far picked up:
http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=%2fproductImages%2f_800000%2fff_80052 7_xl.jpg&w=600
http://nfl.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/p12402650dt.jpg
http://nfl.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/p12395771dt.jpg

and yes i'll admit that I'm a bit bias towards Nike, but as far as fitment and material goes on the tee shirts, I haven't heard of many people who prefer the Reebok stuff.

Unveiled:
Pro Bowl/Team Gloves
http://www.solecollector.com/niketraining/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/nike-vapor-jet-glove-pro-bowl-houston-texans-850x620.jpg

nhuloan
04-02-2012, 05:19 PM
too plain..meh

Ryan
04-02-2012, 05:22 PM
Can't wait to see the jerseys. Don't expect too much of a change in the total look but i think they'll look more modern and more badass.

le14
04-02-2012, 05:25 PM
Can't wait to see the jerseys. Don't expect too much of a change in the total look but i think they'll look more modern and more badass.

Same. I don't expect any bold changes, but the materials should be quite different as well as the fit of the jerseys. I could never get with the Reebok's as they were GIGANTIC as far as sizing, and inconsistent as well.

Dutchrudder
04-02-2012, 05:28 PM
Take the N out, and it becomes "Houston Kows". Seems more appropriate. Too bad we don't have a stupid catch phrase like "Who Dat" or "Who Dey"...

Double Barrel
04-02-2012, 05:31 PM
Take the N out, and it becomes "Houston Kows". Seems more appropriate. Too bad we don't have a stupid catch phrase like "Who Dat" or "Who Dey"...

lol! Sounds better than "Houston Knows"...knows what??? :um:

Topher
04-02-2012, 05:37 PM
Pretty badass.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/topherchris1982/Nike-Helmet-Tri-Blend-NFL-Texans-Mens-T-Shirt-468345_687_A.jpg

http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/?l=shop,houston_texans

Say Watt
04-02-2012, 05:44 PM
Yeah I like them. Post the jerseys once they are released.

Those personalized gloves are bad ass too!

EllisUnit
04-02-2012, 07:30 PM
go to google and type in nike jerseys, and it will show u all the New Nike NFL prototype jerseys.

False Start
04-02-2012, 07:45 PM
lol! Sounds better than "Houston Knows"...knows what??? :um:

Knows how to battlefight! :wild:

iLoveTexans
04-02-2012, 08:15 PM
Umm I thought Nike was unveiling the jerseys this morning? I've looked EVERYWHERE and I still can't find them..? Can someone give me a link if they've seen it already please?

le14
04-02-2012, 08:15 PM
go to google and type in nike jerseys, and it will show u all the New Nike NFL prototype jerseys.

No those weren't rendered by Nike, those were a mock up not even made up by Nike. First time anyone is seeing them is tomorrow.

Fili
04-02-2012, 09:26 PM
Pretty badass.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/topherchris1982/Nike-Helmet-Tri-Blend-NFL-Texans-Mens-T-Shirt-468345_687_A.jpg

http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/?l=shop,houston_texans

That one is my favorite. The others are to bland.

Premier
04-02-2012, 09:31 PM
the "bo knows" idea with the city names was leaked a few weeks ago...

Premier
04-02-2012, 09:33 PM
No those weren't rendered by Nike, those were a mock up not even made up by Nike. First time anyone is seeing them is tomorrow.

the dolphins unis have been leaked already, nick scurfield has said hes seen the texans uni already and there arent any dramatic changes other than build quality and materials..

le14
04-02-2012, 09:40 PM
the dolphins unis have been leaked already, nick scurfield has said hes seen the texans uni already and there arent any dramatic changes other than build quality and materials..

Yeah they leaked, but no images to the public yet. Only images that have popped up are

http://s3.amazonaws.com/com.clixtr.picbounce/photos/2099d610-5c06-012f-7e3f-123139154a34/r600x600.jpg
http://nbcprofootballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/x2_b78c0a81.jpg?w=250

and as I said, no dramatic changes for the first couple years as the NFL requested that, but minor gradual changes will occur. Better quality, materials, and sizing is all I ask. But so far, the tees/shorts are already better, IMO of course.

Javi
04-03-2012, 08:29 AM
1.5 hours until the Nike Uniform uniform unveiling! Can't wait.

Rey
04-03-2012, 08:40 AM
Dolphins gonna have a black uni now? Or is tha the Jags?

................


I like what I've seen so far...I love the shirts...

Premier
04-03-2012, 10:20 AM
first pics from the event..

https://p.twimg.com/ApkOpwRCEAAVopa.jpg

GP
04-03-2012, 10:22 AM
A great place to follow the unveiling is HERE (http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/index?id=7769089).

ESPN's Uni Watch blog, which has a twitter feed widget displaying updates and images snapped at the event.

The quilted jackets look SLAMMIN! Very 1980s. In all seriousness, I really REALLY like the quilted jackets.

Lurvinator11
04-03-2012, 10:22 AM
There is a twitter feed dedicated to the issue.

https://twitter.com/#!/uniwatch

Up to the minute pics.

Premier
04-03-2012, 10:29 AM
https://api.plixi.com/api/tpapi.svc/imagefromurl?size=medium&url=http%3A%2F%2Flockerz.com%2Fs%2F198171597

heres the jags uni...


and ugggh....
http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg737/scaled.php?tn=0&server=737&filename=i2mbw.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640

MistaRed
04-03-2012, 10:32 AM
https://www.facebook.com/twitter/photo/?id=100003363096802&l=4cc72d1d54&pid=222899

Seahawks....

Rey
04-03-2012, 10:34 AM
I like the Seahawks uniform...

Premier
04-03-2012, 10:35 AM
http://a.yfrog.com/img863/9726/u8xkx.jpg

nike quality though...

im sure the designs were created by seattles people and not nikes..

GP
04-03-2012, 10:37 AM
http://twitter.com/#!/UniWatch/status/187185782627381248/photo/1

Quilted jackets are the bizness.

NitroGSXR
04-03-2012, 10:38 AM
That's a completely new look! I thought they were to remain similar?

Premier
04-03-2012, 10:40 AM
seahwaks helmet looks crazy (https://p.twimg.com/ApkTlArCEAAtrUE.jpg)...

mattieuk
04-03-2012, 10:40 AM
That's a completely new look! I thought they were to remain similar?

With the Seahawk's logo change I guess they were already planning on a little bit of a rebranding.

welsh texan
04-03-2012, 10:40 AM
That's a completely new look! I thought they were to remain similar?

Apparently some will and some won't. Seahawks were rumoured to be the most revolutionary though, and whilst I'm no fan of the colour scheme I quite like the look of the uni, especially if it was in Texans colours anyway.

Premier
04-03-2012, 10:40 AM
That's a completely new look! I thought they were to remain similar?

seahawks were getting a new uniform altogether..

Errant Hothy
04-03-2012, 10:42 AM
The Seahawks are the NFL's answer to the Oregon Ducks.

mattieuk
04-03-2012, 10:52 AM
All the uniforms released on the UniWatch Twitter.

Can't see the Texans but they all look very similar from what I can see (other than Seattle obviously!)

Premier
04-03-2012, 10:52 AM
still no sign of the texans unis... sigh

https://p.twimg.com/ApkWhhUCEAAPDsS.jpg:large

Lurvinator11
04-03-2012, 10:53 AM
Pic is out. Nothing too different at all.

https://twitter.com/#!/UniWatch/status/187205624642277376/photo/1

HOU-TEX
04-03-2012, 10:54 AM
still no sign of the texans unis... sigh

https://p.twimg.com/ApkWhhUCEAAPDsS.jpg:large

Andre is behind the Jets player (Green)

GP
04-03-2012, 10:55 AM
The Seahawks are the NFL's answer to the Oregon Ducks.

Yeah, there was some mock-ups that a guy did...showing NFL uniforms if they were all Oregon'd up. I mean, other than the Eagles, Falcons, and Raiders mock-ups, the other teams' Oregon-style unis looked odd to me. Especially the Pats which looked like Captain America or something.

Section516
04-03-2012, 10:55 AM
Andre is behind the Jets player (Green)

Hes just so humble... Stays outta dat spotlight..

:thisbig:

DonnyMost
04-03-2012, 10:56 AM
Andre is behind the Jets player (Green)

Pretty sure those are lookalikes/stand-ins, not the actual players.

Had a good chuckle at the fake Rothelisburger.

Edit: holy crap, they're real?!

p.s. do not like the new texans :(

HOU-TEX
04-03-2012, 10:56 AM
https://p.twimg.com/ApkWwJxCEAApd1N.jpg

GP
04-03-2012, 10:57 AM
Shoes. I don't remember teams having color-schemed/coordinated shoes before.

In the photo of all the players standing there, the shoes look colorful. COOL!

IIRC, shoes were either black or white last year. Right?

HOU-TEX
04-03-2012, 10:57 AM
Pretty sure those are lookalikes/stand-ins, not the actual players.

Had a good chuckle at the fake Rothelisburger.

lol.. Pretty sure they ARE the actual players

GP
04-03-2012, 10:57 AM
Pretty sure those are lookalikes/stand-ins, not the actual players.

Had a good chuckle at the fake Rothelisburger.

LMAO! I thought the same thing about Big Ben's "impersonator" and it turns out that it WAS Big Ben! WOW!!!!!! LMAO!!!

Premier
04-03-2012, 10:58 AM
https://p.twimg.com/ApkWwJxCEAApd1N.jpg

why does the collar look humongous... i need to see these up close...

Perki-Perk
04-03-2012, 11:00 AM
Pretty sure those are lookalikes/stand-ins, not the actual players.

Had a good chuckle at the fake Rothelisburger.

Edit: holy crap, they're real?!

p.s. do not like the new texans :(

Those are some pretty good fake stand ins!!

DonnyMost
04-03-2012, 11:02 AM
Those are some pretty good fake stand ins!!

We've seen it before during uniform unveilings.

They'll hire guys that have the same build as certain players to walk out there and show off the swag. They're usually wearing a helmet anyway, so it covers up their face.

I figured that would definitely be the case where you had to have representatives from EVERY NFL team there, but bravo to them for getting 32 NFL stars at the same place at the same time during the offseason. That probably wasn't easy.

drunkcookie
04-03-2012, 11:03 AM
Wow, even the fake Ray Rice is short....

Kitten-thingy...

Big Lou
04-03-2012, 11:04 AM
why does the collar look humongous... i need to see these up close...

It looks like they increases the width of the red stripe on the shoulder, and alos the red stripe on the collar. Call me dissappointed.

Although I don't want to see Oregon Duck craziness, I would like to see something more modern for the Texans. I think some of the Seattle elements are cool, oh well.

False Start
04-03-2012, 11:05 AM
https://p.twimg.com/ApkXrd3CIAAA3ZA.jpg:large

Whats the deal with the HUGE collars?

GP
04-03-2012, 11:06 AM
Well, it looks like Courtland Finnegan wasn't there for the Rams....because I don't see AJ standing over some fright wig headed fake Irishman as he beats the hell out of him.

EDIT: Is that Finnegan I see??!?! #31 in False Start's pic he posted?!?!?!

WTH? Finnegan is the Rams representative for the photo shoot? Not Bradford and not Stephen Jackson. FINNEGAN? Fisher must have a huge man crush on Finnegan.

ThaShark316
04-03-2012, 11:06 AM
https://p.twimg.com/ApkXrd3CIAAA3ZA.jpg:large

Whats the deal with the HUGE collars?

Flywire collars that Nike is doing, apparently.

drunkcookie
04-03-2012, 11:06 AM
Had a good chuckle at the fake Rothelisburger.



*marks Donny off his list of people to help identify people if he ever needs help identifying people*

BIG TORO
04-03-2012, 11:06 AM
Is it me or does that fit look a little odd on all the players? The fit looks a little fruity!

mattieuk
04-03-2012, 11:06 AM
Sheesh guys. How gullible are you lot - they're obviously stand-ins! The pretend 'Suh', despite being around 31 other players hasn't tried to stamp on anyone yet. Pretty poor stand-inery if you ask me.

:kitten:

DonnyMost
04-03-2012, 11:08 AM
Wow, even the fake Ray Rice is short....

Kitten-thingy...

There's obviously only one other black guy in the universe that short, and he probably plays for the Houston Rockets.

GP
04-03-2012, 11:09 AM
And for people saying Cushing would handle any of Suh's antics if we played them in Thanksgiving game....uh, no. Look at that guy. Scary mo-fo!

Big Lou
04-03-2012, 11:09 AM
Wow, even the fake Ray Rice is short....

Kitten-thingy...

I wish Watt would have kicked is little Webster looking ass when he was talking smack to him in the regular season.

I'm glad Watt is not the type, and I respect the hell out of his "good guy" mentality, and although Ray Rice is a very talented RB, he is a little too mouthy for a guy that's 4' 8". (although I'm pretty sure he could kick my ass with one hand tied behind his back.)

GP
04-03-2012, 11:11 AM
The collars are a bit weird.

Especially the ones where a player is wearing a white Hanes undershirt. Dorks.

Lurvinator11
04-03-2012, 11:12 AM
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=53212119&l=ec3f7a4770&id=7033834

Closer look.

HOU-TEX
04-03-2012, 11:12 AM
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/548967_10100703901557501_7033834_53212119_87859100 3_n.jpg

Big Lou
04-03-2012, 11:13 AM
The collars are a bit weird.

Especially the ones where a player is wearing a white Hanes undershirt. Dorks.

Hahaha, did Hanes sign on for undergarments? Great now we will have Charlie Sheen in NFL appareal commercials!!!! WINNING!!!

Rick_Moon
04-03-2012, 11:14 AM
I never noticed how many teams have the logo on the sleeve and the number on the top of the shoulder area. Is there a reason the Texans are different, or just personal preference?

Big Lou
04-03-2012, 11:15 AM
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/548967_10100703901557501_7033834_53212119_87859100 3_n.jpg

Wow you guys can't tell that these are stand ins, that guy looks nothing like AJ. AJ has lots of tats, this guy has none. You guys need glasses.........

:wadepalm: J/K

Errant Hothy
04-03-2012, 11:15 AM
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/548967_10100703901557501_7033834_53212119_87859100 3_n.jpg

The collar is kinda growing on me. In part because it is the only unique (amongst the other 31 NFL temas) element to the Texans uni.

MistaRed
04-03-2012, 11:16 AM
http://nikeinc.com/nike-football/news/nfl-uniforms-houston-texans#/inline/9268

ThaShark316
04-03-2012, 11:16 AM
Ahh I see what's going on here..

Texans DIDN'T use the flywire collar. Glad they didn't then...the red collar is good to me.

BIG TORO
04-03-2012, 11:17 AM
The collar is kinda growing on me. In part because it is the only unique (amongst the other 31 NFL temas) element to the Texans uni.

Yea i was just thing that too, kind of Transformer like.

Javi
04-03-2012, 11:17 AM
Texans uniforms will not have flywire collars:

http://nikeinc.com/nike-football/news/nfl-uniforms-houston-texans

SCOTTexans
04-03-2012, 11:17 AM
Looks like alot of Hype for not much change, it better be made of chinchilla.... :strangle:

False Start
04-03-2012, 11:18 AM
Damn, Dre is looking kinda skinny. :heh:

Big Lou
04-03-2012, 11:18 AM
Ahh I see what's going on here..

Texans DIDN'T use the flywire collar. Glad they didn't then...the red collar is good to me.

In fear of sounding stupid what is a flywire collar?

BIG TORO
04-03-2012, 11:19 AM
Ahh I see what's going on here..

Texans DIDN'T use the flywire collar. Glad they didn't then...the red collar is good to me.

Whats the flywire collar?

GP
04-03-2012, 11:21 AM
Reporter: So, Andre. What do you think of the new jersey?

Andre:

Reporter: What do you think of the new jersey?

Andre:

Reporter: They warned me you were the strong, silent type.

Andre:

Reporter: I see. Hmmm....did you think about laying an ass whoppin on Finnegan during the photo shoot? He was right there. Did he say anything to you?

Andre:

Reporter: Geez, you're a statue. OK, fine. I'll go ask other players some questions now.

False Start
04-03-2012, 11:21 AM
http://s3.amazonaws.com/nikeinc/assets/9272/SU12_AT_NFL_UNIFORM_FRONT_TEXANS_large.jpg?1333430 726

http://s3.amazonaws.com/nikeinc/assets/9269/SU12_AT_NFL_UNIFORM_BACK_TEXANS_large.jpg?13334306 38

http://s3.amazonaws.com/nikeinc/assets/9271/SU12_AT_NFL_UNIFORM_DEFLEX_TEXANS_large.jpg?133343 0714

http://s3.amazonaws.com/nikeinc/assets/9276/SU12_AT_NFL_UNIFORM_ZONE_VENT_TEXANS_large.jpg?133 3430836

http://s3.amazonaws.com/nikeinc/assets/9275/SU12_AT_NFL_UNIFORM_STRETCH_TWILL_TEXANS_large.jpg ?1333430791

Texan_Bill
04-03-2012, 11:22 AM
In fear of sounding stupid what is a flywire collar?

Whats the flywire collar?

• A Flywire collar eliminating two layers of fabric for improved breathability, providing a more stable anchor to keep the jersey in place

http://epidemikcoalition.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/bcs_ducks_0533_6245.jpg

More Here: EPIDEMIK (http://epidemikcoalition.com/2012/01/02/university-of-oregon-to-debut-new-nike-pro-combat-system-at-rose-bowl/)

ThaShark316
04-03-2012, 11:23 AM
Reporter: So, Andre. What do you think of the new jersey?

Andre:

Reporter: What do you think of the new jersey?

Andre:

Reporter: They warned me you were the strong, silent type.

Andre:

Reporter: I see. Hmmm....did you think about laying an ass whoppin on Finnegan during the photo shoot? He was right there. Did he say anything to you?

Andre:

Reporter: Geez, you're a statue. OK, fine. I'll go ask other players some questions now.

http://static.bbmp3.com/smilies/dead.gif

GP
04-03-2012, 11:23 AM
Nice try.

We don't have a #14 on our team with the last name TEXANS.

Can't fool me.

Texan_Bill
04-03-2012, 11:24 AM
Nice try.

We don't have a #14 on our team with the last name TEXANS.

Can't fool me.

Man.... We can't get anything by you!! :lion:

False Start
04-03-2012, 11:24 AM
Order one here (http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/?l=shop,houston_texans&cp=usns_0328071544).

On April 15th that is.

BIG TORO
04-03-2012, 11:25 AM
So the Texans are using this new collar right?

False Start
04-03-2012, 11:27 AM
So the Texans are using this new collar right?

No they decided not to.

Rick_Moon
04-03-2012, 11:29 AM
I've looked at about half of the jerseys on Nike's website, and I noticed the Panthers says "Keep Pounding" inside of the collar where the tag usually is.

http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/?l=shop,carolina_panthers

click on Elite Jersey

le14
04-03-2012, 11:29 AM
http://s3.amazonaws.com/nikeinc/assets/9272/SU12_AT_NFL_UNIFORM_FRONT_TEXANS_large.jpg?1333430 726

http://s3.amazonaws.com/nikeinc/assets/9269/SU12_AT_NFL_UNIFORM_BACK_TEXANS_large.jpg?13334306 38

http://s3.amazonaws.com/nikeinc/assets/9271/SU12_AT_NFL_UNIFORM_DEFLEX_TEXANS_large.jpg?133343 0714

http://s3.amazonaws.com/nikeinc/assets/9276/SU12_AT_NFL_UNIFORM_ZONE_VENT_TEXANS_large.jpg?133 3430836

http://s3.amazonaws.com/nikeinc/assets/9275/SU12_AT_NFL_UNIFORM_STRETCH_TWILL_TEXANS_large.jpg ?1333430791

The Houston Texans have chosen to take full innovation minus Nike Flywire technology in the neckline in order to stay true to their design aesthetic. While the Texans look will stay true to years past, the new Nike Elite 51 Uniform was designed and engineered from the inside out, focusing on creating a system where the baselayer, padding, jersey and pant work in concert. A few of the new innovations include increasing sleeve articulation for better range of motion and integrating new four-way stretch fabrication to provide a streamlined shrink-wrap fit.

Javi
04-03-2012, 11:31 AM
I wonder if the retail authentic (Elite) will use the Flywire collar.

Hookem Horns
04-03-2012, 11:36 AM
I see they still want around $250 for authentics. That will keep the Asians very happy.

nero THE zero
04-03-2012, 11:45 AM
How utterly disappointing.

Premier
04-03-2012, 11:46 AM
ahh i get it now, if the texans would have went with the flywire, the red of the collar wouldnt have gone all the way around the collar.. with the red cutting off around the v part of the neck... should have done it..

http://oi43.tinypic.com/2igytr4.jpg

Rey
04-03-2012, 11:52 AM
I like the fat collar. I think it's going to stand out when they play...

I like the shoes too..

DX-TEX
04-03-2012, 11:52 AM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y300/MechDX/texansconcept.png

Dammit! I wanted this!

Goldensilence
04-03-2012, 11:57 AM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y300/MechDX/texansconcept.png

Dammit! I wanted this!

That would've been effing SICK!

Hervoyel
04-03-2012, 12:01 PM
If they win 10+ games in it then I don't care what they're wearing. It looks fine.

Naiirb
04-03-2012, 12:04 PM
JJ Watt

https://p.twimg.com/ApkmRrOCMAI6UyC.jpg:large

Double Barrel
04-03-2012, 12:57 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y300/MechDX/texansconcept.png

Dammit! I wanted this!

The logo on the helmet is facing the wrong way.

nero THE zero
04-03-2012, 01:11 PM
JJ Watt

https://p.twimg.com/ApkmRrOCMAI6UyC.jpg:large

Looks like the Mexican food he had for lunch is catching up to him quicker than he'd expected.

majestrate
04-03-2012, 01:15 PM
I want a sneaker version of the cleats, with maybe the logo integrated into the design somewhere

GP
04-03-2012, 01:19 PM
The shoes for every team has the team colors incorporated into the shoe design.

I don't ever remember the NFL teams' shows being anything other than white or black. Well, on second thought, I think I remember the Dolphins having some blue and orange mixed into their shoes (in stripes or something).

CretorFrigg
04-03-2012, 01:19 PM
I wish we went with the flywire. Our collar looks awful.

I was hoping for radical changes, much like Oregon's jerseys.

majestrate
04-03-2012, 01:28 PM
The shoes for every team has the team colors incorporated into the shoe design.

I don't ever remember the NFL teams' shows being anything other than white or black. Well, on second thought, I think I remember the Dolphins having some blue and orange mixed into their shoes (in stripes or something).
I saw the shoes on the Nike website, and they'd be obvious as to what they are if you're wearing other Texans gear, but I wouldn't mind just being able to only rock the shoes and it be able to stand out from the custom Nikes you can design, or Nikes you can just get off the shelf.

GP
04-03-2012, 01:28 PM
I wish we went with the flywire. Our collar looks awful.

I was hoping for radical changes, much like Oregon's jerseys.

I hope we never change. If you change, it means you are doing nothing more than diverting from a long-term strategy of building your brand identity.

30 years from now, the Texans logo and jersey design should still be the same and something people associate with the Texans when they see it. The Packers, the Cowboys, the Giants, and most recently the Jets (who have gone back to their old Jet logo) have all understood that you stick with a logo and a look...you farm it for all it's worth. Switching it up every five years (like the Seahawks do) affirms that they are more concerned with their image, trying to be relevant, when they should be concerned with winning instead.

An owner makes fans mad, too, when they have 12 different looking jerseys and are always having the fans buy the newest design. Seems cool when you're a young fan...as you get older, you realize you just want everything to look the same. I know I do, at least. The broad red collar is as funky as McNair wanted to get, obviously. He's not the poster child for radical change, either, so you'll be waiting a long time for a re-design of our stuff.

Blake
04-03-2012, 01:29 PM
I wish we went with the flywire. Our collar looks awful.

I was hoping for radical changes, much like Oregon's jerseys.

Strange. I like the collar.

majestrate
04-03-2012, 01:33 PM
I hope we never change. If you change, it means you are doing nothing more than diverting from a long-term strategy of building your brand identity.

30 years from now, the Texans logo and jersey design should still be the same and something people associate with the Texans when they see it. The Packers, the Cowboys, the Giants, and most recently the Jets (who have gone back to their old Jet logo) have all understood that you stick with a logo and a look...you farm it for all it's worth. Switching it up every five years (like the Seahawks do) affirms that they are more concerned with their image, trying to be relevant, when they should be concerned with winning instead.

An owner makes fans mad, too, when they have 12 different looking jerseys and are always having the fans buy the newest design. Seems cool when you're a young fan...as you get older, you realize you just want everything to look the same. I know I do, at least. The broad red collar is as funky as McNair wanted to get, obviously. He's not the poster child for radical change, either, so you'll be waiting a long time for a re-design of our stuff.
There's also the anticipation that we're going to start pulling in larger numbers of fans the more we succeed. So it would make more sense to have a great number of fans buy an old design, then go and redesign the look and sell the same types of merchandise twice in more than a few cases.

GP
04-03-2012, 01:34 PM
The red collar kind of looks like in some countries when you get a prestigious medal and they have a ceremony and put the medal around your neck...it has a wide, red ribbon. LOL.

http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumblarge_398/1242075191BUAXxC.jpg

nero THE zero
04-03-2012, 01:35 PM
I hope we never change. If you change, it means you are doing nothing more than diverting from a long-term strategy of building your brand identity.

30 years from now, the Texans logo and jersey design should still be the same and something people associate with the Texans when they see it. The Packers, the Cowboys, the Giants, and most recently the Jets (who have gone back to their old Jet logo) have all understood that you stick with a logo and a look...you farm it for all it's worth. Switching it up every five years (like the Seahawks do) affirms that they are more concerned with their image, trying to be relevant, when they should be concerned with winning instead.

An owner makes fans mad, too, when they have 12 different looking jerseys and are always having the fans buy the newest design. Seems cool when you're a young fan...as you get older, you realize you just want everything to look the same. I know I do, at least. The broad red collar is as funky as McNair wanted to get, obviously. He's not the poster child for radical change, either, so you'll be waiting a long time for a re-design of our stuff.

Winning and jersey scheme are totally independent of each other. It's fallacy to suggest that a jersey change has any effect, either way, on winning, whatsoever.

GP
04-03-2012, 01:40 PM
There's also the anticipation that we're going to start pulling in larger numbers of fans the more we succeed. So it would make more sense to have a great number of fans buy an old design, then go and redesign the look and sell the same types of merchandise twice in more than a few cases.

Sure, it makes economic sense for a team to do this. I have no doubt this is why college teams are doing it--To generate extra revenue.

McNair is "old school" in the sense I do not see him ever tweaking the Texans look/style anytime soon. If ever.

He admires the Rooney family (Steelers), the Mara family (Giants), from what things he has said about them and how those two teams built legacies and fan bases...those two teams don't jack with their logo and their look/style. I would imagine he is paying close attention to those details.

McNair is not modern. He could give a rat's ass about our jersey and other items looking more trendy. If anything, he wants to build stability and longevity. Look no further than Gary Kubiak to support the theory. Everything McNair does is with the eye of long-term stability and longevity...re-designing the brand (the identity) is not a McNair thang. It messes with the paradigm.

welsh texan
04-03-2012, 01:44 PM
Winning and jersey scheme are totally independent of each other. It's fallacy to suggest that a jersey change has any effect, either way, on winning, whatsoever.

Not too sure thats what GP was suggesting, think he meant relevance in terms of fashion and looking cool.

BTW, it has been shown that the colour of your teams' kit has an effect on their longterm success, with red being, by some distance, the best colour to wear to have a psychological edge on your opponent.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18344128

GP
04-03-2012, 01:47 PM
Winning and jersey scheme are totally independent of each other. It's fallacy to suggest that a jersey change has any effect, either way, on winning, whatsoever.

Oh really? Wow.

So it's a fallacy to say that a guy like Daniel Snyder...who often tries to BUY success by BUYING great players who end up actually being cancers for the team...it's a fallacy to say that he's attracted to the wrong ways of trying to win? I see a connection. With the Cowboys, too, for that matter.

And when a team is always changing its look, in drastic ways such as the Seahawks going ultra radical with the lime green colors (like they did a few years ago) and now with what is a totally revamped look altogether, I can say with near certainty that there is a team who sucks at FOOTBALL decisions but somehow figures that looks mean more than anything else.

Your assertion that it's a fallacy is as radical as my assertion, btw. What in the blue blazes have the Seahawks done in their entire existence other than Hasselbeck saying "We want the ball, and we're going to win!" in overtime vs. the Packers??? Nothing. Hence the way they play fashion designer with the most sacred thing you could ever alter: YOUR TEAM'S BRAND. The IDENTITY of it. The look of it. There's a team, IMO, who has NO identity. Period.

majestrate
04-03-2012, 01:51 PM
Sure, it makes economic sense for a team to do this. I have no doubt this is why college teams are doing it--To generate extra revenue.

McNair is "old school" in the sense I do not see him ever tweaking the Texans look/style anytime soon. If ever.

He admires the Rooney family (Steelers), the Mara family (Giants), from what things he has said about them and how those two teams built legacies and fan bases...those two teams don't jack with their logo and their look/style. I would imagine he is paying close attention to those details.

McNair is not modern. He could give a rat's ass about our jersey and other items looking more trendy. If anything, he wants to build stability and longevity. Look no further than Gary Kubiak to support the theory. Everything McNair does is with the eye of long-term stability and longevity...re-designing the brand (the identity) is not a McNair thang. It messes with the paradigm.
The Giants rarely redisgn their logo. But it's not like they never do. I can see the Texans getting a make-over within the next 10 years.

GP
04-03-2012, 01:54 PM
Not too sure thats what GP was suggesting, think he meant relevance in terms of fashion and looking cool.

BTW, it has been shown that the colour of your teams' kit has an effect on their longterm success, with red being, by some distance, the best colour to wear to have a psychological edge on your opponent.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18344128

Thanks, WT.

All I am saying is that an organization tips its hand, routinely, about what it (the organization) is "about" in terms of its inner workings--its culture--and how it interacts or operates with the general public.

It's simple. The Seahawks are not a traditional football team in the sense that they try to blend in and do business like the others do. Instead, they are mimicking college teams (Oregon, for example) because it's the trendy thing to do. This says "We have no original ideas, we don't care about stability, we're only in this thing for what we can do by the seat of our pants." They are reactionary and don't mind being led by what others are doing.

I'd actually be severely PISSED OFF if Bob McNair went ultra radical and changed the look of the team's log and its look/style. There will never be a perfect color scheme, a perfect logo, or a perfect look/style. So just roll with what you have and embrace it. The Packers have the ugliest colors and the dumbest looking "G" logo on their helmet. But by Gawd....they have a tradition with it and it's classic looking--You know full well that they are the Packers, and they aren't changing for anybody. Ever.

Same goes for the Giants. Steelers. Cowboys. The great teams know that this is a sacred thing and you build a following and a you build your team's legacy by remaining constant. Maybe you barely tweak it, but you never alter the brand in such a degree that you have to explain yourself to people every five years. At that point, you look like you're always in a state of disarray and always trying to re0invent yourself to the public. It's bad P.R. Really, really bad P.R. Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Tide, Hersheys, they all have stayed consistent and they rarely deviate from the standard look and colors. It's just Branding 101.

GP
04-03-2012, 01:59 PM
The Giants rarely redisgn their logo. But it's not like they never do. I can see the Texans getting a make-over within the next 10 years.

Yes, but the changes are very, very subtle. That's the key.

If somebody wants us to go Oregon Ducks on our jerseys...with the way it looks like Tron or some such stuff like that...then they're getting their hopes up for no good reason. It won't ever happen.

The Lions subtly alter their logo, too. But like I said: It is subtle. You won't see the Lions going 3 shades darker with their blue, turning the gray into charcoal black, doing away with stripes and going with some swirly pattern, and then making the Lion some sort of futuristic version of a Lion with lasers on its head. I envision the Seahawks turning the Seahawk into some sort of mechanical war bird. It's the next step. LOL.

I think their area of the country is so progressive and artsy/creative that the fan base doesn't care. In fact, the fans probably love it. It's COOL! It's like the spring line of clothing that comes out onto the runway every year..."What are the Seahawks doing this year? Oh my! I love it! It's bold, it's lime, it's almost like an acid trip!"

BattleRedRock
04-03-2012, 02:05 PM
I actually like the new uniforms considering the fact that they are customized to each individual on the team.. from what ive heard, Jacoby jones gloves and jersey are equipped with a sticky like adhesive so that he can catch the ball and not drop it. Matt schaubs new uniform is designed with a light metal alloy that is strong and durable so his shell like body can take a hit without getting hurt every five minutes.. so all in all, i think we're gonna be okay...

welsh texan
04-03-2012, 02:06 PM
Thanks, WT.

All I am saying is that an organization tips its hand, routinely, about what it (the organization) is "about" in terms of its inner workings--its culture--and how it interacts or operates with the general public.

It's simple. The Seahawks are not a traditional football team in the sense that they try to blend in and do business like the others do. Instead, they are mimicking college teams (Oregon, for example) because it's the trendy thing to do. This says "We have no original ideas, we don't care about stability, we're only in this thing for what we can do by the seat of our pants." They are reactionary and don't mind being led by what others are doing.

I'd actually be severely PISSED OFF if Bob McNair went ultra radical and changed the look of the team's log and its look/style. There will never be a perfect color scheme, a perfect logo, or a perfect look/style. So just roll with what you have and embrace it. The Packers have the ugliest colors and the dumbest looking "G" logo on their helmet. But by Gawd....they have a tradition with it and it's classic looking--You know full well that they are the Packers, and they aren't changing for anybody. Ever.

Same goes for the Giants. Steelers. Cowboys. The great teams know that this is a sacred thing and you build a following and a you build your team's legacy by remaining constant. Maybe you barely tweak it, but you never alter the brand in such a degree that you have to explain yourself to people every five years. At that point, you look like you're always in a state of disarray and always trying to re0invent yourself to the public. It's bad P.R. Really, really bad P.R. Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Tide, Hersheys, they all have stayed consistent and they rarely deviate from the standard look and colors. It's just Branding 101.

In making a small mistake here, you've actually reinforced your point. Anyone remember 'new-coke'? Ok, I don't remember it because I'm a spring-chicken but some of the coffin dodgers around here who remember the 80's will. That was an epic fail for their brand that cost an absolute fortune to repair.

I also think this is a very cultural thing, and I'm totally down with it for my favourite NFL team, but in other cultures the idea of a new look every season is embraced by the fans, and doesn't detract from the overall identity of the team at all.

Then again, I think in soccer, because its generally accepted that the team will update every 2 years at most, there isn't the same desperation to go too far with it, just look at the Seahawks who won't be able to change again for 5 years or so, determined to make the most of it.

Funny thing is, I actually think the design of the Seahawks uni would look great in the Red White & Blue of the Texans' colour scheme, its that god awful lime green that makes it sickening.

michaelm
04-03-2012, 02:07 PM
How utterly disappointing.

I don't know why people keep saying that they are disappointed. No Houston Texans uniform design was ever intended.
Just because Nike took over manufacturing, it doesn't mean they have the right to change team uniform designs. The teams make the decisions about their unis, and present it to the league for approval.

People think Nike can just make whatever designs they want, and that's what the teams wear, but that would be like UPS hiring a new company to manufacture their uniforms, and the new company sending them a bunch of purple short shorts.

GP
04-03-2012, 02:13 PM
In making a small mistake here, you've actually reinforced your point. Anyone remember 'new-coke'? Ok, I don't remember it because I'm a spring-chicken but some of the coffin dodgers around here who remember the 80's will. That was an epic fail for their brand that cost an absolute fortune to repair.

I also think this is a very cultural thing, and I'm totally down with it for my favourite NFL team, but in other cultures the idea of a new look every season is embraced by the fans, and doesn't detract from the overall identity of the team at all.

Then again, I think in soccer, because its generally accepted that the team will update every 2 years at most, there isn't the same desperation to go too far with it, just look at the Seahawks who won't be able to change again for 5 years or so, determined to make the most of it.

Funny thing is, I actually think the design of the Seahawks uni would look great in the Red White & Blue of the Texans' colour scheme, its that god awful lime green that makes it sickening.

New Coke was an anomaly, though. In fact, and I don't' know if this is urban legend or not, but New Coke was Coca-Cola's way of generating buzz for itself.

You replace a time-honored beverage with a "new" flavor and watch people clamor for "old" Coca-Cola. It was, if it was indeed geared this way, a great idea to make itself popular in a time when the soft drink industry might have been a little flat (pun intended). It was THE news story in its day, with fans basically promoting the Coca-Cola brand...and then eventually the execs giving into the fans' wishes. It was a way to show how popular Coke was in comparison to Pepsi who wasn't making any news during that same time.

The genius of that idea is that they have never attempted it again. To pull off a great idea like that, it has to be a once-in-a-lifetime deal. It wasn't even a gamble to have done it the first time. They had no intention os sticking with New Coke. It was a modern way of generating buzz. From that day forward, companies began to think more creatively about how to play on consumers' emotions. It was innovative, for sure, but it was perhaps THE only thing Coca-Cola has done that was avant-garde.

The Seahawks are showing that they are going to change their look as often as the NFL permits. They're a fashion team with a football department. When the biggest news item for your team is how Marshawn Lynch likes to eat Skittles after scoring a TD, I rest my case.

GP
04-03-2012, 02:16 PM
I actually like the new uniforms considering the fact that they are customized to each individual on the team.. from what ive heard, Jacoby jones gloves and jersey are equipped with a sticky like adhesive so that he can catch the ball and not drop it. Matt schaubs new uniform is designed with a light metal alloy that is strong and durable so his shell like body can take a hit without getting hurt every five minutes.. so all in all, i think we're gonna be okay...

It should be like a catcher's mitt.

Nike introduced the new Jacoby Jones wide receiver glove today:

http://wac.24ba.edgecastcdn.net/8024BA/l/p/productphotos/4226-1_display.jpg

Naiirb
04-03-2012, 02:22 PM
Andre close up

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2012/0403/nfl_nike_texans_576.jpg

Man that red collar is huge compared to this

http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/07/51/52/2005663/3/628x471.jpg

Not sure im a fan of the collar just yet...

GP
04-03-2012, 02:29 PM
Oy. That IS larger than it appeared in the photo(s) where AJ was farther away from the camera.

Am hoping the helmet (the large size of the helmet, and the dark blue colors) helps to bring the proportion of that red collar under control. Otherwise, it looks odd. I agree.

nero THE zero
04-03-2012, 02:33 PM
Oh really? Wow.

So it's a fallacy to say that a guy like Daniel Snyder...who often tries to BUY success by BUYING great players who end up actually being cancers for the team...it's a fallacy to say that he's attracted to the wrong ways of trying to win? I see a connection. With the Cowboys, too, for that matter.

And when a team is always changing its look, in drastic ways such as the Seahawks going ultra radical with the lime green colors (like they did a few years ago) and now with what is a totally revamped look altogether, I can say with near certainty that there is a team who sucks at FOOTBALL decisions but somehow figures that looks mean more than anything else.

Your assertion that it's a fallacy is as radical as my assertion, btw. What in the blue blazes have the Seahawks done in their entire existence other than Hasselbeck saying "We want the ball, and we're going to win!" in overtime vs. the Packers??? Nothing. Hence the way they play fashion designer with the most sacred thing you could ever alter: YOUR TEAM'S BRAND. The IDENTITY of it. The look of it. There's a team, IMO, who has NO identity. Period.

The Cowboys and Redskins haven't changed their uniforms since 1967 and 1983 respectively. Not sure that bolsters your arguments much.

I understand that football fandom is chock full of traditionalists who shat their pants at any sign of change, and thusly understand the uphill battle my position is.

But, it's entirely baseless to suggest any correlation between uniform change and on-field results (the inverse would be a much stronger argument).

The Chargers, for instance, whose uniforms are a constant evolution, have won 96 games over the course of the past 10 years. The Packers, the paragon of the football traditionalist, have won 99.

It might be a common practice for a losing franchise (i.e. Bucs, Marlins) to change uniforms, but it's foolish to turns causation around and suggest that teams who change uniforms are doomed to fail.

Besides, how's keeping the uniform served the Lions (or Browns) over the past 20 years?

Tailgate
04-03-2012, 02:35 PM
I wonder if everyone will be wearing those shoes?? They are KEY.

AJ pulled off battle red day better than anyone because of his shoes. It looked bad ass:

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTSPL7QrvrD0y7pbxM7CBU-UY75LkKJpGcNfBqZOOyZxITXG3E7Nw

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS2yqJ5tDAqV6etO_7fkVvAWtcAzhKBL 6jcUti0BqF0BCsfgTZU

White shoes, not so much:

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQj7QA0Jp_0ckrCn1-uUwUfm4R1f45gEY53Du6ui9a9vKjIcQUq

Rey
04-03-2012, 02:35 PM
The big collar looks awesome to me. I like it more everytime I see it.

I think it's going to look sick on gameday when they are out on the field flying around...

Goatcheese
04-03-2012, 02:41 PM
Andre close up

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2012/0403/nfl_nike_texans_576.jpg

Man that red collar is huge compared to this

http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/07/51/52/2005663/3/628x471.jpg

Not sure im a fan of the collar just yet...

Without shoulder pads that neckline is going to dip down really low.

Ugh, the amount of chest hair we're going to see poking up out of that V-neck on Texans fans is going to be ugly. UGLY!

Premier
04-03-2012, 02:48 PM
Andre close up

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2012/0403/nfl_nike_texans_576.jpg



had the texans gone with the flywire collar, this is how the jerseys would have looked..

http://oi42.tinypic.com/9u54ep.jpg

the collar is starting to grow on me, it stands out more.. we are the only team with the solid collar with the secondary color.. the packers & pats have a striped collar... every other team has the collar cut with the flywire...

Premier
04-03-2012, 02:53 PM
Ugh, the amount of chest hair we're going to see poking up out of that V-neck on Texans fans is going to be ugly. UGLY!

a couple of things...

1) the retail jerseys will not have the same cut, they will have a more generic football jersey cut.. almost shirt like..

2) do you not wear undershirts with your team jerseys..?

NitroGSXR
04-03-2012, 03:00 PM
Andre close up

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2012/0403/nfl_nike_texans_576.jpg


Man... he don't look right without his C patch.

majestrate
04-03-2012, 03:04 PM
had the texans gone with the flywire collar, this is how the jerseys would have looked..

http://oi42.tinypic.com/9u54ep.jpg

the collar is starting to crow on me, it stands out more.. we are the only team with the solid collar with the secondary color.. the packers & pats have a striped collar... every other team has the collar cut with the flywire...
I like the flywire collar, have since first seeing it today. But I think it would be a lot better if we could get steel blue and battle red to alternate with the flywire collar (battle red on the raised "stripes", steel blue on the lowered ones)

Also, note that not all the teams have switched to the new design. The Raiders are sticking with Reebok, at least for this year. There are a few more teams, I believe, that are doing the same.

macho grande
04-03-2012, 03:04 PM
2) do you not wear undershirts with your team jerseys..?

Lmao. My thoughts also.

Premier
04-03-2012, 03:11 PM
The Raiders are sticking with Reebok, at least for this year. There are a few more teams, I believe, that are doing the same.

theyre definitely not staying with reebok, they've rejected the "elite 51" designs, but nike is still making their uniforms...


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sLeeZdwaR50/T3snWRLe6mI/AAAAAAAAH1A/BDTGvl8D1xg/s1600/2012_PackersUniform.jpg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/533837_10151470876620721_57460905720_23669795_1898 317664_n.jpg

majestrate
04-03-2012, 03:17 PM
Edit:
Nevermind, I failed reading comprehension. Removed quote and link

Thanks for the correction!

Why can't we delete posts if no one has posted after us?

nero THE zero
04-03-2012, 03:19 PM
I didn't initially like the Texans jersey, but it doesn't look bad in comparison (still like Denver and Seattle's better from this group):
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/485765_162394190549350_100003363096802_223170_3831 29309_n.jpg

Texanmike02
04-03-2012, 03:26 PM
Why is Dikembe modeling our jerseys?

http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/?l=shop,houston_texans

Mike

brakos82
04-03-2012, 03:36 PM
I think their area of the country is so progressive and artsy/creative that the fan base doesn't care. In fact, the fans probably love it. It's COOL! It's like the spring line of clothing that comes out onto the runway every year..."What are the Seahawks doing this year? Oh my! I love it! It's bold, it's lime, it's almost like an acid trip!"

You sure hit that nail on the head. At a grocery store in Seattle there's a rack full of various neon green Seahawks gear. It's painful to look at even for a colorblind person. LOL

welsh texan
04-03-2012, 03:51 PM
It was innovative, for sure, but it was perhaps THE only thing Coca-Cola has done that was avant-garde.

That and creating Santa Clause :lol:

I've got to say, on reflection, I like the new Texans gear a lot, it looks like its fitted a lot better than the Reebok stuff.

Can I just ask, with all this stuff about the different levels of jersey you can get, all the ones I've got have the holes punched through a printed number, yet when I see the players wearing them, the numbers look solid and sewn on. Can anyone advise what jersey I need to buy to get this? All the stuff I get is official stuff, but I've found the numbers begin to wear off within a year (the only guy repping the Texans round Llandudno lol).

BIG TORO
04-03-2012, 03:58 PM
That and creating Santa Clause :lol:

I've got to say, on reflection, I like the new Texans gear a lot, it looks like its fitted a lot better than the Reebok stuff.

Can I just ask, with all this stuff about the different levels of jersey you can get, all the ones I've got have the holes punched through a printed number, yet when I see the players wearing them, the numbers look solid and sewn on. Can anyone advise what jersey I need to buy to get this? All the stuff I get is official stuff, but I've found the numbers begin to wear off within a year (the only guy repping the Texans round Llandudno lol).

In the early pictures I thought that the uniforms as a whole fitted funny, but there growing on me and I think the Texans Uni is one of the best looking ones if not the best.

The Replica have the holes through the numbers. The premier and authentic have the numbers sewn on. Although I don't know if those names translate to Nike.

Goatcheese
04-03-2012, 04:05 PM
a couple of things...

1) the retail jerseys will not have the same cut, they will have a more generic football jersey cut.. almost shirt like..

2) do you not wear undershirts with your team jerseys..?

1) That's good to hear.
2) I do, but I've seen an unfortunate number of dudes who don't.

False Start
04-03-2012, 04:06 PM
I hope we never change. If you change, it means you are doing nothing more than diverting from a long-term strategy of building your brand identity.

30 years from now, the Texans logo and jersey design should still be the same and something people associate with the Texans when they see it. The Packers, the Cowboys, the Giants, and most recently the Jets (who have gone back to their old Jet logo) have all understood that you stick with a logo and a look...you farm it for all it's worth. Switching it up every five years (like the Seahawks do) affirms that they are more concerned with their image, trying to be relevant, when they should be concerned with winning instead.

An owner makes fans mad, too, when they have 12 different looking jerseys and are always having the fans buy the newest design. Seems cool when you're a young fan...as you get older, you realize you just want everything to look the same. I know I do, at least. The broad red collar is as funky as McNair wanted to get, obviously. He's not the poster child for radical change, either, so you'll be waiting a long time for a re-design of our stuff.


My thoughts exactly. :bravo:

I want the Texans to be like the Packers, Steelers, Bears etc. You KNOW right away who it is when you see them. A tweak here and there maybe, but no drastic overhauls.

aussie_texan
04-03-2012, 04:09 PM
any news about the away and alternate jerseys

Naiirb
04-03-2012, 04:16 PM
any news about the away and alternate jerseys

Quote from this article http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/story/_/id/7770600/seahawks-aside-nike-unveiling-reveals-only-small-changes-most-nfl-uniforms

There's one big caveat, however: No alternate jerseys were shown Tuesday. Word through the grapevine is that several of them are in the works, including one for the Redskins. No word yet on when we'll see these (maybe at the draft?), but it might be that Nike and the NFL have decided to stick with conventional primary uniforms and push the envelope with the alternates.

Maybe we'll get something cool for the battle red jerseys

ObsiWan
04-03-2012, 04:18 PM
Pretty badass.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/topherchris1982/Nike-Helmet-Tri-Blend-NFL-Texans-Mens-T-Shirt-468345_687_A.jpg (http://http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d55/topherchris1982/Nike-Helmet-Tri-Blend-NFL-Texans-Mens-T-Shirt-468345_687_A.jpg)

http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/?l=shop,houston_texans

I must admit this one is pretty cool. I mean it pretty much screams "Battle Red"

False Start
04-03-2012, 04:19 PM
Now that I've had time to look at them all day, I like them. The solid secondary colored collar really does make them unique. The slight change, is cool.

Premier
04-03-2012, 04:22 PM
looks like the panthers managed to have a solid color collar that isnt massive as the texans.. they are one of the teams who turned down the "elite 51" uniforms..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65516705@N00/7042420373/in/photostream/

the eagles as well...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/65516705@N00/7042412445/

ObsiWan
04-03-2012, 04:57 PM
I actually like the new uniforms considering the fact that they are customized to each individual on the team.. from what ive heard, Jacoby jones gloves and jersey are equipped with a sticky like adhesive so that he can catch the ball and not drop it. Matt schaubs new uniform is designed with a light metal alloy that is strong and durable so his shell like body can take a hit without getting hurt every five minutes.. so all in all, i think we're gonna be okay...

Now see... you know you ain't right.
:D

Rey
04-03-2012, 05:17 PM
had the texans gone with the flywire collar, this is how the jerseys would have looked..

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2012/0403/nfl_nike_texans_576.jpg

http://oi42.tinypic.com/9u54ep.jpg

the collar is starting to grow on me, it stands out more.. we are the only team with the solid collar with the secondary color.. the packers & pats have a striped collar... every other team has the collar cut with the flywire...

To me it does look like they went with the flywire collar. Look at the width of the collar compared to the other teams that have the flywire..It's the same except our is red...

Seems to me that would be part of the reason for the fattening of that part...

I don't understand why the flywire part can be every color except red?

Why would it have had to have been blue?

The Broncos is orange...The Vikings is purple...

They can't make ours red?


Our Jerseys are cut the same way as the other teams with the flywire collar...You can even see where the seem is...It's in the exact same place...Only difference is ours is red all the way around...

If the other teams had the same color all the way around they'd have the fat collar look like us.

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/485765_162394190549350_100003363096802_223170_3831 29309_n.jpg




The jerseys are cut the same as the other teams with the new designs...

Seems like the only difference is our collar is colored all the way around.

majestrate
04-03-2012, 05:32 PM
Nike specifically notes that the Texans uniform does not include Nike's flywire technology in the neckline.

Rey
04-03-2012, 05:39 PM
Nike specifically notes that the Texans uniform does not include Nike's flywire technology in the neckline.

I know that...

I'm just saying that I don't see why they couldn't have still had it and made the collar red...

If you look at the Pats their collar isn't even cut the same as the other teams...

majestrate
04-03-2012, 05:42 PM
Oh, I thought you were saying that maybe someone asked Nike to make the flywire red, and that's why the collar looks as wide as those that do have it

I think I need to lay off the forums for the next day or two, until my ability to comprehend written word has returned

Rey
04-03-2012, 05:45 PM
Oh, I thought you were saying that maybe someone asked Nike to make the flywire red, and that's why the collar looks as wide as those that do have it

I think I need to lay off the forums for the next day or two, until my ability to comprehend written word has returned

Nah....I didn't really word it all that well...

Basically I guess I'm asking why couldn't the Texans have gone with flywire AND kept the red collar? Does it have to have that break in it?

silvrhand
04-03-2012, 05:46 PM
http://nikeinc.com/nike-football/news/nfl-uniforms-houston-texans#/inline/9269

With a nice interactive what's new functionality.

Premier
04-03-2012, 07:59 PM
Nah....I didn't really word it all that well...

Basically I guess I'm asking why couldn't the Texans have gone with flywire AND kept the red collar? Does it have to have that break in it?

yes it does, because the part of the collar that is the flywire is one solid piece of material that extends to where the numbers are sewn on.., a new material is used for the collar part around the neck..

http://s3.amazonaws.com/nikeinc/assets/9163/SU12_AT_NFL_UNIFORM_FLYWIRE_CARDINALS_detail.jpg?1 333413621

http://s3.amazonaws.com/nikeinc/assets/9218/SU12_AT_NFL_UNIFORM_FLYWIRE_BENGALS_detail.jpg?133 3425987

http://s3.amazonaws.com/nikeinc/assets/9282/SU12_AT_NFL_UNIFORM_FLYWIRE_COLTS_detail.jpg?13334 32802

so the texans chose to not use the flywire in order to keep the solid secondary color around the entire collar.. the steelers, chiefs, patriots, and texans. are the only teams that use the new elite 51 uniforms without the flywire, but the steelers and chiefs collar is their primary color. while the patriots have a striped collar making the texans the only team with the elite 51 unis and a solid secondary colored collar..

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2012/0403/nfl_nike_texans_576.jpg

Wolf
04-03-2012, 08:24 PM
Question is have they Cush Proof the material?

http://www.texansbullpen.com/11photogallery/Season/2011-11-06-Browns-Texans/Players/DSC_1533.JPG

b0ng
04-03-2012, 10:35 PM
It looks like they have a cape on.

le14
04-03-2012, 10:44 PM
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/wp-content/blogs.dir/2348/files/texans-2012-nike-uniforms/21.jpg
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/wp-content/blogs.dir/2348/files/texans-2012-nike-uniforms/2.jpg
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/wp-content/blogs.dir/2348/files/texans-2012-nike-uniforms/4.jpg
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/wp-content/blogs.dir/2348/files/texans-2012-nike-uniforms/5.jpg
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/wp-content/blogs.dir/2348/files/texans-2012-nike-uniforms/8.jpg
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/wp-content/blogs.dir/2348/files/texans-2012-nike-uniforms/12.jpg

As other's have stated, I like our Uniforms, just the overall classic simplistic scheme of it and the colors. Steel Blue, White, and Battle Red nothing to flashy and over the top. I don't know about a purchase soon, since Nike and the NFL have stated no to little changes for the first year or two but after that, I'm sure Nike will want to tweek some stuff for most if not all the teams. I do like the Seahawks uniforms, but it seems like it would get old after a while.

But for now, the tee shirts will do, love them so far.

TheMatrix31
04-04-2012, 06:08 AM
How thick does that collar have to be? Disgusting.

Kthx
04-04-2012, 07:17 AM
I am assuming that a lot of the cosmetic changes are also to make it easier for refs to spot some of these new penalties the NFL is imposing.

El Tejano
04-04-2012, 10:17 AM
As long as we are poppin collars in the endzone, I'm cool with it.

SheTexan
04-04-2012, 11:13 AM
EIGHT pages so far of FASHION analysis by primarily the GUYS of TexansTalk!! You guys make my day!!:hurrah:

LOVE ya all!!
Gma

BullNation4Life
04-04-2012, 11:18 AM
EIGHT pages so far of FASHION analysis by primarily the GUYS of TexansTalk!! You guys make my day!!:hurrah:

LOVE ya all!!
Gma

Devil wears Prada...

Texans wear Nike...

It's all good!

I am glad Nike took over. Never have liked Reebok apparel.

NitroGSXR
04-04-2012, 11:24 AM
Devil wears Prada...

Texans wear Nike...

It's all good!

I am glad Nike took over. Never have liked Reebok apparel.

Yup. Hate the Reebok stuff. I am glad Nike took over but I have to be honest... I'm not too crazy about the collar. Reebok did good with the jerseys. I just dislike all their other products including shoes and tshirts.

False Start
04-04-2012, 11:40 AM
EIGHT pages so far of FASHION analysis by primarily the GUYS of TexansTalk!! You guys make my day!!:hurrah:

LOVE ya all!!
Gma

:ahhaha:

We just want our team looking good while winning the :trophy:

_Dre
04-04-2012, 12:08 PM
Can't wait to see the Battle Red uniforms..

Vinny
04-04-2012, 05:24 PM
man, don't like that giant ugly collar and those larger shoulder stripes. Who designed that crap? Leslie Alexander? That's hideous.

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2012/0403/nfl_nike_texans_576.jpg

drs23
04-04-2012, 08:00 PM
man, don't like that giant ugly collar and those larger shoulder stripes. Who designed that crap? Leslie Alexander? That's hideous.

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2012/0403/nfl_nike_texans_576.jpg

My exact thought. Couldn't have said it better. I like the old unis much, much more. But then has been pointed out prior I fall into the old fart traditionalist category.

Oh well...

Naiirb
04-04-2012, 08:20 PM
Can't wait to see the Battle Red uniforms..

Myers

http://i44.tinypic.com/6ycmf7.jpg

Texan_Bill
04-04-2012, 08:23 PM
Are we really doing this still??????

:facepalm:


Give me some really positive -OR negative news about the Houston Texans, because at the end of the day I give a damn about the rat's ass as it relates to the uni!!

majestrate
04-04-2012, 08:29 PM
Are we really doing this still??????

:facepalm:


Give me some really positive -OR negative news about the Houston Texans, because at the end of the day I give a damn about the rat's ass as it relates to the uni!!
I don't really give a rat's ass about anyone's take on our cap numbers, since it's all guesses except what's actually published. But it's regarding the team, so it's discussed.

Anyway, I hope it's the quality of the pic, but that looks more like "Battle Red-Orange" than Battle Red. If that's an accurate representation, then not a fan.

GP
04-04-2012, 08:43 PM
The Texans horn (on locker) in the Myers battle red photo is also orange'ish...so I think it's the lighting or the camera had a flash that washed out the red, making it orange'ish.

Rey
04-04-2012, 08:51 PM
Myers looks uncomfortable.

Something about the pants and the sleeves just doesn't seem quite right.

But if they say it feels good, great.

majestrate
04-04-2012, 09:12 PM
The Texans horn (on locker) in the Myers battle red photo is also orange'ish...so I think it's the lighting or the camera had a flash that washed out the red, making it orange'ish.
Good point. I should've caught that. sigh.

AnthonyE
04-04-2012, 09:55 PM
I think the red unis look a hell of a lot better than the blue ones. For me, it seems like the thick collar is more tolerable aesthetically.

Lucky
04-04-2012, 09:58 PM
The shoes (http://s3.amazonaws.com/nikeinc/assets/9382/NFL_2012_Texans_VaporTalonElite_detail.jpg?1333436 893)

OK, that's very different. Anyone care to speculate on the cost of a Nike authentic jersey? The Reeboks listed for $225. I'm thinking the Nikes go for $300.

I saw this (http://s3.amazonaws.com/nikeinc/assets/9143/Nike_Vapor_Game_Sock_Side_detail.jpg?1333412404) and now must have them.

aussie_texan
04-04-2012, 10:11 PM
http://www.houstontexans.com/tv-media/photo-gallery/New-Nike-Texans-Uniforms/f62f071a-b810-4173-9ca8-15a715e8a3ed#b2eebf63-66b5-4ec9-8656-77adc36c7496

all the uniforms are here, blue red and white

Vinny
04-04-2012, 10:59 PM
http://www.houstontexans.com/tv-media/photo-gallery/New-Nike-Texans-Uniforms/f62f071a-b810-4173-9ca8-15a715e8a3ed#b2eebf63-66b5-4ec9-8656-77adc36c7496

all the uniforms are here, blue red and white
thanks...and those are awful. Are they expecting cleavage? What's up with seeing the pads in the chest area? This is new and improved huh? When did we go to the orange? What are we gonna call that? Obtuse Orange?

Trap_Star
04-04-2012, 11:05 PM
thanks...and those are awful. Are they expecting cleavage? What's up with seeing the pads in the chest area? This is new and improved huh? When did we go to the orange? What are we gonna call that? Obtuse Orange?

they're more form-fitting compared to the reebok's....bad news for the fatties on the team.

Vinny
04-04-2012, 11:07 PM
they're more form-fitting compared to the reebok's....bad news for the fatties on the team. I'm used to seeing the fat guys being fat...but those pads sticking through the front of the gargantuan V neck just kinda....well, blows. It looks like they mis-measured the uniform collar. Are you sure this isn't the cheerleader mockups?

What's up with the orange or is my color blindness just worse than it was yesterday?

http://i44.tinypic.com/6ycmf7.jpg

ObsiWan
04-04-2012, 11:36 PM
EIGHT pages so far of FASHION analysis by primarily the GUYS of TexansTalk!! You guys make my day!!:hurrah:

LOVE ya all!!
Gma

Hey, talking football uni changes does NOT count as "talking fashion"!
this is NOT a

:mancard:
violation.

....is it?

ObsiWan
04-04-2012, 11:47 PM
I'm used to seeing the fat guys being fat...but those pads sticking through the front of the gargantuan V neck just kinda....well, blows. It looks like they mis-measured the uniform collar. Are you sure this isn't the cheerleader mockups?

What's up with the orange or is my color blindness just worse than it was yesterday?

http://i44.tinypic.com/6ycmf7.jpg

The orange where red should be and the "black" where steel blue should be has to be the effect of bad locker room lighting. It's not you, its the bad lighting. I'm thinking the colors would look truer if they'd taken these photos in sunlight.

Vinny
04-04-2012, 11:55 PM
The orange where red should be and the "black" where steel blue should be has to be the effect of bad locker room lighting. It's not you, its the bad lighting. I'm thinking the colors would look truer if they'd taken these photos in sunlight.yeah, thanks...all I know is when I see a plunging neckline like that, I expect to see boobs...and I'm not talking Casserly and Carr.

:spit:

Brando
04-04-2012, 11:56 PM
http://www.houstontexans.com/tv-media/photo-gallery/New-Nike-Texans-Uniforms/f62f071a-b810-4173-9ca8-15a715e8a3ed#b2eebf63-66b5-4ec9-8656-77adc36c7496

all the uniforms are here, blue red and white


Thanks, I like the slight changes!

le14
04-05-2012, 12:02 AM
The shoes (http://s3.amazonaws.com/nikeinc/assets/9382/NFL_2012_Texans_VaporTalonElite_detail.jpg?1333436 893)

OK, that's very different. Anyone care to speculate on the cost of a Nike authentic jersey? The Reeboks listed for $225. I'm thinking the Nikes go for $300.

I saw this (http://s3.amazonaws.com/nikeinc/assets/9143/Nike_Vapor_Game_Sock_Side_detail.jpg?1333412404) and now must have them.

Authentic's are $250, not that bad. I'm hoping to get a reebok one for under $100 but man, the fitment is soooo bad on the reeboks

Hookem Horns
04-05-2012, 12:22 AM
Authentic's are $250, not that bad. I'm hoping to get a reebok one for under $100 but man, the fitment is soooo bad on the reeboks

Like I said earlier in this thread, the $250 price tag on auth jerseys is going to keep the Asian knock-off people in business for a good while.

Looking around Reliant and just watching NFL games on TV I am seeing more Asian knock off jerseys than real licensed jerseys (both replica and authentics combined). Personally I don't get it. The NFL could sell auth jerseys for around $80 and those flimsy replicas for around $30 and still make a huge profit. I would think most serious fans would opt to spend $80 maybe even $100 for a real NFL jersey over spending say $30 for an Asian knock off. However at $250 probably 80% or more will keep buying the auth knock off. Bottom line is if the NFL lowered their prices they would probably make a lot more money.

Personally, if I spend $250 for a football jersey I would probably have to shell out thousands more for divorce proceedings. ;)

ObsiWan
04-05-2012, 12:26 AM
yeah, thanks...all I know is when I see a plunging neckline like that, I expect to see boobs...and I'm not talking Casserly and Carr.

:spit:

:ahhaha:
:spit:

that zinger deserves a rep!
+1!!

AnthonyE
04-05-2012, 01:59 AM
Like I said earlier in this thread, the $250 price tag on auth jerseys is going to keep the Asian knock-off people in business for a good while.

Looking around Reliant and just watching NFL games on TV I am seeing more Asian knock off jerseys than real licensed jerseys (both replica and authentics combined). Personally I don't get it. The NFL could sell auth jerseys for around $80 and those flimsy replicas for around $30 and still make a huge profit. I would think most serious fans would opt to spend $80 maybe even $100 for a real NFL jersey over spending say $30 for an Asian knock off. However at $250 probably 80% or more will keep buying the auth knock off. Bottom line is if the NFL lowered their prices they would probably make a lot more money.

Personally, if I spend $250 for a football jersey I would probably have to shell out thousands more for divorce proceedings. ;)

Part of me wants to get those knock offs because they're so dang cheap, but the other part of me refuses because they look awful. I just can't get past those thick, shiny numbers.

Premier
04-05-2012, 03:52 AM
the fake jerseys were getting better, they started using non-shiny, thin numbers and thinner shoulder stripes..

nero THE zero
04-05-2012, 09:10 AM
I like the road unis best.

And, having been an all-blue uni proponent, this will only further my cause.

But, overall, these changes are definitely not an improvement, IMO

SheTexan
04-05-2012, 10:38 AM
Hey, talking football uni changes does NOT count as "talking fashion"!
this is NOT a

:mancard:
violation.

....is it?

Your "man card" is safe! :) Besides, I'm getting a real kick outa reading this thread. I think you guys are pickier than women! :pursefight:

From a female point of view! Right now, I don't like the new one's. Maybe they will look better in person, but, I doubt it. Don't care for the big red collar at all.

MeLoveTexans
04-05-2012, 11:38 AM
Meyers can not be happy with the length of those sleeves. Before this year he had to have the shortest sleeves in the nfl

Before
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Chris+Myers+Divisional+Playoffs+Houston+Texans+MDi oYoERaPBl.jpg

After
http://prod.images.texans.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/TEXANS/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2012/04-April/DSC07379--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.JPG?width=960&height=720&interpolation=bilinear

Vinny
04-05-2012, 11:49 AM
Meyers can not be happy with the length of those sleeves. Before this year he had to have the shortest sleeves in the nfl

Before
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Chris+Myers+Divisional+Playoffs+Houston+Texans+MDi oYoERaPBl.jpg

After
http://prod.images.texans.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/TEXANS/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2012/04-April/DSC07379--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.JPG?width=960&height=720&interpolation=bilinear
I don't like how they changed the shoulder stripe either. It's been lowered and broadened and it really looks crappy from the side view.



NO way this is an improvement in look. Just look at how classy our look in in the first image...and look at it now. UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUGLY!!!!!!!!


http://nflsoup.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/brian-cushing-texans1.jpg
http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2012/0403/nfl_nike_texans_576.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/6ycmf7.jpg

Rey
04-05-2012, 11:51 AM
HAHAHAHA...

I like the new unis....

Vinny
04-05-2012, 11:53 AM
I guess in the "wrong lighting" we are orange now...just like the Broncos.

Rey
04-05-2012, 11:54 AM
Why didn't Meyers wear some cleats to model the uni? LOL...

He looks awkward and uncomfortable...

Dre looks cool as a cucumber though...

False Start
04-05-2012, 11:55 AM
Myers looks uncomfortable as hell in that thing, looks like he's gotta drop a load. He looks like he has a girdle on. :ahhaha:

I agree with Vinny, I dont want no manboobs in my NFL. :dontknowa

Khari
04-05-2012, 12:16 PM
The orange where red should be and the "black" where steel blue should be has to be the effect of bad locker room lighting. It's not you, its the bad lighting. I'm thinking the colors would look truer if they'd taken these photos in sunlight.

Hope when the roof is closed and overcast the red doesn't change to orange again...:specnatz:

drs23
04-05-2012, 03:07 PM
Do not like. AT ALL.

BIG TORO
04-05-2012, 05:43 PM
I don't like how they changed the shoulder stripe either. It's been lowered and broadened and it really looks crappy from the side view.



NO way this is an improvement in look. Just look at how classy our look in in the first image...and look at it now. UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUGLY!!!!!!!!


http://nflsoup.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/brian-cushing-texans1.jpg
http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2012/0403/nfl_nike_texans_576.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/6ycmf7.jpg

The stripe on the sleeve actually looks like the chinese knock offs now. That was one of the main ways I could spot a Texan's chinese jersey.

Double Barrel
04-05-2012, 06:23 PM
My exact thought. Couldn't have said it better. I like the old unis much, much more. But then has been pointed out prior I fall into the old fart traditionalist category.

Oh well...

The new unis are not endorsed by the Old Fart Brigade! :tearup:

Myers

http://i44.tinypic.com/6ycmf7.jpg

Battle Orange!

Are we really doing this still??????

:facepalm:


Give me some really positive -OR negative news about the Houston Texans, because at the end of the day I give a damn about the rat's ass as it relates to the uni!!

Hey, still 100% better than last year's off-season talk during the lock out!!

Vinny
04-05-2012, 06:51 PM
The stripe on the sleeve actually looks like the chinese knock offs now. That was one of the main ways I could spot a Texan's chinese jersey.

speaking of the shoulder stripe...its just fugly and misplaced now. That just doesn't look coordinated at all....personally I think we now have the ugliest uniforms in the NFL. None of those new accents work the way they have been reconfigured.

http://prod.images.texans.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/TEXANS/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2012/04-April/DSC07379--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.JPG?width=960&height=720&interpolation=bilinear

GP
04-05-2012, 09:09 PM
The Battle Red is now Battle Orange...it was only a matter of time before the Denver infection spread itself to the jersey.

Texan_Bill
04-05-2012, 09:17 PM
Would you people stop it!!! The Texans new Nike uniform is very close to the same as the Reebok version.


Why is this a big deal???

Hookem Horns
04-05-2012, 10:41 PM
http://i44.tinypic.com/6ycmf7.jpg

Looks like the Atlanta Falcons to me.

Gotta love the man boob enhancement pads.

Khari
04-05-2012, 10:45 PM
Why is this a big deal???


They r fugly....:spin:

Lucky
04-05-2012, 10:57 PM
One thing I notice about the new jersey is that it has a dull, matte look, as opposed to the more shiny, gloss of the Reebok jersey. Looks more like a high school uniform.

I'll probably buy one, anyway. #sucker

Mr. White
04-05-2012, 11:21 PM
http://i44.tinypic.com/6ycmf7.jpg

Is it Chris Myers' Bobblehead Night already? Better get there by 7:45. Supplies are limted!!! First 300 people to get to the ballpark.

Brando
04-05-2012, 11:24 PM
They will look better come game time guaranteed. :koolaid:

Premier
04-06-2012, 05:58 AM
the crybabies will get over it, upset about the length of the stripes? really? smh. if you cant already see the quality of craftmanship in the nike uniforms maybe you need a closer look. nike>>>>>reebok and its not even a discussion.. however i do think the reebok brand in general might be more popular among the older crowd, which would actually explain alot..

Grams
04-06-2012, 06:06 AM
Reebok>>>>>Nike

Chevy>>>>>Ford

Everybody has their own opinion.

I like the deep steel blue and the really red of the old unis. Do not like the med blue and Denver orange nor the wide neck stripe of the new. But that does not mean I will stop being a fan.

majestrate
04-06-2012, 08:18 AM
First World Problems?

http://s10.postimage.org/5zw2geyyx/fwpmem.jpg

GP
04-06-2012, 08:21 AM
First World Problems?

http://s19.postimage.org/6pw1bm7nn/fwpmem.jpg

So true. Rep sent your way. LOL.

Grams
04-06-2012, 08:48 AM
We have to have something to complain about.

This offseason is a little quiet here. We made the playoffs and won our first playoff game. Other than calling for Jacoby's head, there are not the usual "Fire" this person or this person thread.

SheTexan
04-06-2012, 09:09 AM
We have to have something to complain about.

This offseason is a little quiet here. We made the playoffs and won our first playoff game. Other than calling for Jacoby's head, there are not the usual "Fire" this person or this person thread.

Can I start one about Rick Smith? :secret: Oops!! Not in this thread! I doubt RS had much to do with the uni change. He's to busy f-n up the team!!

BTW! To stay on track! I LOVE the shoes!!:)

TimeKiller
04-06-2012, 09:49 AM
I was hoping for some incorporation of the Texas flag. Oh well.

Marcus
04-06-2012, 10:26 AM
We have to have something to complain about.

This offseason is a little quiet here. We made the playoffs and won our first playoff game. Other than calling for Jacoby's head, there are not the usual "Fire" this person or this person thread.

Ahhh . . . remember now, there's no such thing as pissing and moaning and whining and crying here.

We only ..(ahem).. 'discuss'. :rolleyes:

Kaiser Toro
04-06-2012, 10:38 AM
Fire the Flywire designer!

Trail.Blazr
04-06-2012, 11:58 AM
http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2012/0403/nfl_nike_texans_576.jpg





Is it me, or does Dre look like he'd rather be anywhere else but there?

TheMatrix31
04-07-2012, 12:38 AM
Yeah, we're all so spoiled and ridiculous for complaining that the physical look and identity of our team is changed for the much worse. Stupid.



....at least we're not the Seahawks, I guess.

ObsiWan
04-07-2012, 12:54 AM
http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRRvzOgkM4mIlLUO5jJDmn1GjTcralIK XYsRwTK8pECDht0IaA9Cw

what's all this crap about new-fangled uniforms made from space-age, lightweight fabrics with built-in padding for player protection, fat stripes on the jerseys, and special, fancy, special V-neck collars..??

In MY day we had skinny stripes on the jerseys and battle red unis that made the players look like walking ketchup bottles and NO padding whatever except shoulder pads...

and that's the way it was and WE LIKED IT!!!

Vinny
04-07-2012, 04:26 PM
Yeah, we're all so spoiled and ridiculous for complaining that the physical look and identity of our team is changed for the much worse. Stupid.

why is it stupid to not like something? If something changes we are supposed to all agree? I'd consider that kinda stupid. Why are people complaining that fans comment on what they are thinking about? Are we all supposed to have some sort of mass-mind thing going on?

TheMatrix31
04-07-2012, 06:12 PM
I just think its dumb that people who don't like the jerseys are labeled "crybabies" and are just "bitching because its the offseason" and that we're just "fashion police" or something.

Like people who care about how the team looks and don't like ugly ass changes to our uniform (see: brand identity) are somehow beneath everyone else.

BullBlitz
04-07-2012, 07:10 PM
I don't care too much about the uniform change. Our uniforms are mediocre at best; not iconic like the Packers, Giants or Steelers, and not lame like the Seahawks, Browns or Jaguars.

A minor change is meaningless.

GNTLEWOLF
04-07-2012, 07:23 PM
Personally, I don't like the new jersey design. It appeared to me the narrow band around the neck of the Reebok jerseys with the shield at the base of the neck looked more like a medal than the very wid3e band with the NFL shield lost and embedded in the front of the band.
In the photograph of Meyers, I am also struck by how tight the arm bands appear to be.
I'm just not digging the new look. I also hope that the "battle Red" just looks orang because of lighting. I have never been a big fan of what feels to be a copy-cat of the Denver style, and that Orange hugh just makes it worse.
I guess those of us who would have liked more of the old styling will just have to get used to it.

False Start
04-07-2012, 07:40 PM
Another thing I noticed, that I just dont like is the height of the numbers on the front of the jersey. Because of the huge collar they had to lower them, and IMO it looks weird.

Look at this pic of Myers, check out how low the front numbers are:

http://prod.images.texans.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/TEXANS/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2012/04-April/DSC07372--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.JPG?width=960&height=720&interpolation=bilinear

http://prod.images.texans.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/TEXANS/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2012/04-April/DSC07371--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.JPG?width=960&height=720&interpolation=bilinear

Anyways, lol....:kitten:

Offsesaon... Damn, come on DRAFT!

rush2112mn
04-07-2012, 09:43 PM
[QUOTE=Vinny;1932048]I don't like how they changed the shoulder stripe either. It's been lowered and broadened and it really looks crappy from the side view.



NO way this is an improvement in look. Just look at how classy our look in in the first image...and look at it now. UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUGLY!!!!!!!!


http://nflsoup.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/brian-cushing-texans1.jpg
http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2012/0403/nfl_nike_texans_576.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/6ycmf7.jpg[/QUOTE

Old vs New......

Looking at both.....I will stick with the old.....
The New Nike version.....looks out of wack......numbers and collar size......
I would have liked to seen a Mean Toro on the sleeves myself.....

Mean Toro.....as in angry eyes and maybe some blood on the horns......

TheMatrix31
04-08-2012, 03:28 AM
lol, I didn't even notice how uneven the numbers were on the front and back. Whatta joke.

Blake
04-08-2012, 08:01 AM
You can't please everyone. But I ain't gonna fret over collar width or stripe movement. I may actually love the changes when I get used to the new look.
IMO I think some people fear and immediately hate change. Its like a new CD from your favorite band. Sometimes you gotta give it a few pay throughs to digg it.

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Premier
04-08-2012, 08:32 AM
the uniforms are exactly the same, when it comes to brand identity, the width of as collar and some accents arent going to affect that..

as for the "red-orange" crowd, compare the myers and andre pics..

http://oi43.tinypic.com/29f4bv8.jpg

its the combination of lighting and camera quality that produces that red-orange look.... myers photo is a camera phone..

ObsiWan
04-09-2012, 05:27 PM
You can't please everyone. But I ain't gonna fret over collar width or stripe movement. I may actually love the changes when I get used to the new look.
IMO I think some people fear and immediately hate change. Its like a new CD from your favorite band. Sometimes you gotta give it a few pay throughs to digg it.

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I don't really care about the width of the stripes but a man's number should be worn proudly on his chest, and not be hanging around his midsection. That's just a sorry design.

Rey
04-09-2012, 05:37 PM
I like the new jerseys already. I like the fat collar look. I think it's going to stand out more when watching the games..especially on the defense...

TheMatrix31
04-10-2012, 04:52 AM
Maybe ****ty QBs will be hitting guys "between the numbers" all of a sudden.

Texan_Bill
04-10-2012, 09:24 AM
Maybe ****ty QBs will be hitting guys "between the numbers" all of a sudden.

:heh:

False Start
04-10-2012, 11:44 AM
Maybe ****ty QBs will be hitting guys "between the numbers" all of a sudden.


If they throw the balls at their bellys, lol.

TheMatrix31
04-11-2012, 05:19 AM
Exactly!

Blake
04-11-2012, 09:05 AM
I still dont understand how Reebok is restricted from selling gear before their contract expired.

http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/7796782/nike-reebok-settle-lawsuit-tim-tebow-new-york-jets-apparel

NEW YORK -- Running for a loss, Reebok has scrapped its effort to sell New York Jets Tim Tebow apparel, agreeing to rid stores of thousands of jerseys and T-shirts it stamped with the quarterback's name after he was traded from the Denver Broncos to the Jets last month.

The terms of a settlement with Nike were disclosed Tuesday in papers filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan that had been signed a day earlier. It was not clear if any money changed hands.


Tebow
Beaverton, Ore.-based Nike Inc. sued Reebok International Ltd. two weeks ago, saying the rival apparel maker was trying to squeeze the most out of the end of its 10-year NFL apparel licensing deal by stamping Tebow's name on jerseys and T-shirts even though Nike was about to begin a five-year NFL contract of its own.

Judge Kevin Castel immediately blocked Reebok from selling 6,000 Tebow-Jets jerseys and 25,000 T-shirts it was distributing to stores while he heard evidence in the case. After a daylong hearing last week, he left his restraining order in place and announced that he believed Nike would ultimately prevail in its claims.

Reebok had claimed it had permission to sell the jerseys and T-shirts of up to five players who switched teams during March, including Tebow.

Castel on Monday signed a settlement judgment requiring Reebok to buy back from retailers any Tebow apparel it manufactured after its licensing deal with NFL Players Inc. to use players' names and numbers expired at the end of February. Its NFL licensing deal for players' apparel expired at the end of March.

The judgment also blocked Canton, Mass.-based Reebok, an Adidas AG subsidiary, from selling or manufacturing any unauthorized Tebow-Jets merchandise, including what it created in March. The judge then closed the legal case.

Nike spokeswoman Mary Remuzzi said the company was "pleased to have reached a mutually agreeable resolution."

Reebok also said in a statement that it was "pleased to have reached a mutually agreeable resolution."

majestrate
04-11-2012, 09:27 AM
I'm all but pulling this out of my ass, because I can't find the article I read when all this first came to light.

IIRC, while Reebok had a contract that allowed them to produce new clothing until 31 Mar, there was a deadline as to when they could bring new designs to market and that deadline was a day or two before the trade to the Jets became official. I imagine that also within that contract, there's something that said Reebok couldn't put a player's name on another team's jersey unless that player has signed a contract with the new team.

False Start
04-11-2012, 09:30 AM
I just know, that I will be on the lookout for the Reebok jerseys.

I have all 3 colors of the AJ jersey. I want another white one though, mine is pretty worn. I would like to have all three Foster, OD, Watt, and Demeco.

As far as the Nike jerseys If I do buy one, I'll buy a white Dre, and blue Watt jersey.

burro
04-14-2012, 04:21 PM
The new jerseys are ugly with a capital UGLY. The collar looks disproportional and it forces the numbers to the midsection. Oddly enough, they look more like oriental rip offs than some of the oriental rip offs do these days.

That being said, Nike makes better products and in the long run this will probably be better for the players. Still...if those jerseys were prom dates they would be bespectacled fat chicks.

kwayshauntay
04-15-2012, 12:51 AM
needs wider collars

SheTexan
04-15-2012, 02:27 PM
Saw a guy last night with a med gray jersey with white letters and red stitching, a # 80. I've never seen one like it before. He left before I could ask him if it was one of Nike's or not. It was really cool!

ThaJokaa
04-15-2012, 05:49 PM
Numbers appear to be in the same place as the Reebok ones, I like the Nike Jerseys. Even more cuz they will be more fitted unlike the NIKE ones making me look huge

majestrate
04-15-2012, 06:03 PM
needs popped collars
fify

False Start
04-16-2012, 01:47 PM
They are on the Texans website now.

Link (http://shop.houstontexans.com/Houston_Texans_Jerseys/browse/page/1/results/48/sort/MostRecent)

Brando
04-16-2012, 02:15 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/306293_10150659349036314_51931216313_9775021_15182 62801_n.jpg


I'm confused. Where is the extra wide collar?

majestrate
04-16-2012, 03:51 PM
Those are "Game" jerseys. You need to look at the "Elite" jerseys (Currently it's #80 or custom; no other players yet, AFAIK) if you want that pimp collar.

$100 vs $250 ($150 vs $300 for custom jerseys)

SteveSlaton20
04-16-2012, 04:23 PM
Don't like the Nike jerseys... The stripes are weird, the numbers and the "Texans" are too low, right on the belly, and the obvious collars... a bit too big/wide, but I can live with that.

Premier
04-16-2012, 05:02 PM
wait till you can see a physical retail jersey, those pics are computer generated templates..

SheTexan
04-17-2012, 08:07 AM
Why so much gray? This started before Nike cause most of the Championship jerseys that were put out first were GRAY! Since when did we adopt a crappy color like GRAY as out team color?? (sarcasm)

Brando
04-17-2012, 04:44 PM
They could look like they play for a prison. The Steelers have throwbacks that look like bumble bees or prison uni's.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/557809_10150753260571100_94471021099_9444854_38499 8091_n.jpg

MeLoveTexans
04-17-2012, 04:47 PM
They could look like they play for a prison. The Steelers have throwbacks that look like bumble bees or prison uni's.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/557809_10150753260571100_94471021099_9444854_38499 8091_n.jpg

Theres a handful of Steelers who belong in a prison

Rey
04-17-2012, 04:52 PM
They could look like they play for a prison. The Steelers have throwbacks that look like bumble bees or prison uni's.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/557809_10150753260571100_94471021099_9444854_38499 8091_n.jpg

LOL...

I like those...

False Start
04-17-2012, 08:59 PM
They could look like they play for a prison. The Steelers have throwbacks that look like bumble bees or prison uni's.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/557809_10150753260571100_94471021099_9444854_38499 8091_n.jpg

Holy sh!t! That is some dumb looking gear. :littlelol:

kwayshauntay
04-18-2012, 11:47 AM
They could look like they play for a prison. The Steelers have throwbacks that look like bumble bees or prison uni's.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/557809_10150753260571100_94471021099_9444854_38499 8091_n.jpg

An easy way to fix this uni is to give it an extra wide collar, obviously.

Make it hideously wide enough, and it just might take attention away from the stripes.

Hmm which, come to think of it, suggests a converse fix for the Texans' wide collar: put red and blue prison stripes on the Texans' uni. Nobody will notice the wide collar then.

:bravo:

kwayshauntay
04-18-2012, 11:50 AM
Because if you're gonna go ugly, why stop just halfway? Go all the way ugly, I say!

Mr teX
04-18-2012, 12:00 PM
They could look like they play for a prison. The Steelers have throwbacks that look like bumble bees or prison uni's.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/557809_10150753260571100_94471021099_9444854_38499 8091_n.jpg

That **** is terrible.

robroy72
04-18-2012, 01:32 PM
Anyone know when they will hit the regular stores, e.g. Academy?