I See Red

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    This subject seems now to be of perennial interest........that of uniform color. The majority of us have looked forward to seeing our warriors in combatant red.......better known to Texans fans as Battle Red.

    There maybe something to our attraction beyond what lies on the surface. Red cars attract more tickets. Red prison walls create more aggressive inmates than any other color besides purple. Red traffic lights and brake lights announce danger.

    As researchers have found, red coloration is a sexually selected signal of male quality and the presence and intensity of red coloration correlates to male dominance and testosterone levels. So, athletes facing off against opponents sporting red uniforms might subconsciously feel thrown off their game:




    Red is the color of power..........Let us see more red this season............BATTLE RED, that is.:pirate:
     
  2. whiskeyrbl

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    Only twice my friend.
     
  3. Thorn

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    Wow. Good thing Mars didn't develop intelligent life. They'd have taken us over by now.
     
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    i am constantly petitioning to try and get everyone to embrace the white top, blue pant "Texans" uniform.

    i don't know how many times I've posted something like this:

    we're not those teams, yet.

    we've only been in the league for a few years. there are teams that have maintained a visual image for decades and if there is one thing that defines laughable expansion teams in the NFL it's loosing and no sense of identity, history or tradition. it's like a shiny new sportscar that's made out of fibreglass and gets a totally new body every 4 years. then there is the corvette. classic lines that can easily be identified. sure, subtle changes are made over the years but the identity of the car, the "look" of the car is maintained. you get where i'm going with that.


    Lucky pointed out that even the "classic" teams have throwback uni's or special uni's of some sort but who thinks of the bears in their orange? or the packers in the yellow shouldered uni's? nobody. you associate "da' bears" with a certain look, "the pack" with a historic vision of championships in the frozen tundra of the 60's. Same pack today. The cowboys getting beat by the 49'rs in "the catch" is the same cowboys team that blew the win over the Seahawks on the extra point in the playoffs two years ago. the Seattle team that beat them, they wear seaweed leotards now.

    I implore ya'll to be patient and embrace your Texans as they are, as they were the first regular season game where we defeated the cowboys in their funny blue "away" uniforms.
     
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  5. ObsiWan

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    its da SHOES!
     
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    How do you explain the Arizona Cardinals though?
     
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    I completely agree. Not only do I want the battle red jerseys to be the main ones, but I also really liked the red pants they had last year. I thought the all red uniforms were the best ones they ever played in. BATTLE RED!!!
     
  8. ReliantTexan

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    To be honest, I like the Steel blue over white pants look. Like in week 2 against Carolina.
     


  9. CloakNNNdagger

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    Who have the Cardinals been overtly superior to would be the question???


    To add to the studies mentioned above, dark colors mixed with red, such as black, dark navy, etc would reinforce the effect. Arizona mixes there red with lots of white.

    BTW, the calmest, most nonthreatening colors are peach and powder blue. Brings to mind the Oilers..........who yielded their powder puff color to one of our "favorite" rival teams..............they would be enhanced even further with the addition of tutu frills. :texflag:
     
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    Didn't I hear someplace that the Titans are switching their home jerseys to that light blue trimmed in dark blue?

    yeah... here it is

    Let's hope that switch to light blue is their doom
     
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    2 per year. I get enough red at UH.
     
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    Personally I like the idea of going with red as it would help Houston's sports teams develop an identity. Think Pittsburgh. EVERY team wears black and gold. If the Texans went to a red jersey, they would follow in the steps of the Rockets and Astros (yeah I know the 'Stros are more rust colored, but it's still closer than Steel Blue is to anything another Houston team wears).

    Basically the Texans erred when they first started by picking by far the most popular color schemes in football. The Giants, Patriots, Bills, and even the Titans all use Red, White, and Blue as their colors (yeah the Titans use a smatter of red and two shades of blue, and some of them also integrate gray into their uni's), and I think they would've been better served to go with an identifiable individual color scheme personally.
     
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    Being a native Texan, and therefore an American, I kinda like red, white, and blue.

    I like the color scheme just the way it is, although I would like to see the blue tops more often at home.

    We get a uniform discussion about twice a year it seems, at least. And people always bring "identity" into the mix. Like the Steelers have "identity". Black and gold at home, white and gold on the road. That's it. You see that, you know it's Pittsburgh. End of discussion.

    If there's anything I don't like about the Texans uniform, and really I couldn't care all that much, is that the Texans have 6 different uniform combinations. White/blue, white/white, blue/white, blue/blue, red/white, red/red....just waiting for the white/red combo. Not a whole lot of identity there. What are you, the Oregon Ducks?

    Have home colors, blue/white, with the Battle Red for special once a year occasions. Wear the white/blue on the road, and be done with it, so we can stop with the fashion discussions. It's freaking football, people!
     
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    Totally agree :cool:
     
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    If we wait long enough, in addition to our red/white/blue combinations, somewhere along the line someone's going to add a cape to our uniforms and we'll be looking up in the sky trying to figure out if it's a bird.....or a plane.........or.............:banme
     
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    that was my whole point. consistancy forms identity. my biggest issue is the multiple colors too. and for that, stick with the first one. white top/blue bottom. the end.

    by the way, the "Texans" colors are the same as the state flag of, uh, um, er... oh yeah, TEXAS.
     
  17. dalemurphy

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    Here's the real question for the off-season:

    would you rather have: Salaam at LT, wearing blue and white

    or

    Duane Brown at LT, wearing red

    or

    a healthy Charles Spencer at LT, wearing bright yellow, with pink and purple pok-a-dots?
     
  18. barrett

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    it depends, would this LT match his teammate to his right? matching is very important in football.
     
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    Kanas City and Arozina wear red all the time........... Nuff said
     
  20. steelbtexan

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    I wish the battle red jerseys could be worn all of the time & the white ones on special occasions. The red jerseys are the best looking jerseys they have.The sea of red creates a great atmosphere in the stands & is intimidating for our opponents.

    Besides I look great in BATTLE RED.
     

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