UniDiction: Week 10 – Eagles vs. Redskins

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Real Score: Eagles 26 – Colts 24.  UniDiction Score: Eagles 26- Colts 23.  Come on, you can admit it.  I'm onto something here.

This week is an interesting one; it's the first "second game" of the NFC East intra-division match-ups, and the Eagles opted to wear White over Green for their home game, so tonight's game in Washington D.C. (well, Maryland, to be exact),  is going to almost be a repeat of the Week 4 match-up.

The Redskins don't post their uniform plans the way the Eagles do, so working backwards from the fact that the Eagles are in White over Green, this puts the Redskins in Maroon jerseys over… probably Yellow pants.  They make break out their White pants (like they did for the first game against the Eagles), but they're home this time, and it's a prime time game, so I think it's safe to assume they'll be in their "prime time" uniform combination.  (Dear sports jingo enthusiasts….it's on.)

Of course, they haven't been 100% consistent with the "Maroon over Yellow at home," either, as they broke out the Maroon over White for their home game against the Packers, so if there's an "emergency edit" of this article around 8:25 tonight… I wouldn't know anything about that.

[the following is much of what I posted for their first game with some tweaks here and there…]

The Redskins have a generally traditional uniform, with their only "outside the box" detail being the Maroon over Maroon combination.  They also have an "all white, all the time" combination which hasn't shown up this year, as well as a new-as-of-2010 Maroon jersey, Yellow pants look.  (note: the Redskins officially call the color "Burgundy," but more often than not, it looks Maroon, so that settles it.  AND look at the RGB triples on Wikipedia which show that Burgundy is Maroon with some blue added.  I'm not seeing any blue in their color.  In more color semantics, they call the yellow "Gold," but it looks like plain yellow to my eyes.)

Prior to this season (with their snazzy new yellow pants), the Redskins had been a "White at Home" team, so like the Cowboys with their Blue jerseys, the Redskins' Maroon jerseys over White pants had been a rare sight.  Ten weeks into the 2010 football season, and the White jersey never appearing for home games, I think it's safe to say that the 2010 Redskins are not a "white at home" team.  (of special note for the previous link: that page was just updated last week to include the first half of the 2010 season).

Unidiction after the jump, but I'll warn you, the Maroon over Yellow is pretty spectacular.


The UniDiction

Either 2, 3, 6, or 7 points awarded for each category (safety, field goal, touchdown, touchdown+point after, of course)

Helmet

Eagles: 7 — Same as always.  Definitely one of the best helmet designs in the league.  I'm a sucker for "functional" helmet designs.

Redskins: 3 — It's a nice color combination, but regardless of the political correctness of the logo, it's sloppy that the man pictured is wearing feathers, and the logo itself is "wearing" feathers.  It's like snacks on snacks, not wholly unnecessary, but overkill.  This helmet seen with throwbacks every now and then is much better, combining symbols with neither  redundancy nor caricature.  And for retro for the sake of retro, these throwbacks use this rather ugly design which also ends up looking "cleaner" than the official helmet.

Jersey

Eagles: 3 — The White jerseys are unfortunately nondescript compared to the Midnight Green.  I've said it before, so I'll say it again, the White jersey just doesn't say "Eagles" the way that the Green one does.  Sure, it's grown on me a bit this season, but it's not the one.

 Redskins: 7 — Now then, speaking of jerseys that are intertwined with the team's identity.  They have a unique color scheme (quick: name another team who uses maroon as the main color.  Answer: the Cavaliers.), the colors complement each other, and while they lack a graphic to add some flavor to the design (like the Eagles heads on the shoulders of the all of the Eagles jerseys), they still look like a complete NFL jersey.

Pants + Socks

Eagles: 3 — The green pants are still a dubious decision at best.  The Midnight Green tends to look generically "dark" on the lower half of the body, not an immediately noticeable color.  The two-tone socks also work better with the white pants than the green pants.

Redskins: 7 —  It takes real (foot)balls to get away with wearing mustard yellow pants  Luckily the maroon matches.  The picky out there (me, included) will notice that the striping pattern on the Yellow pants does not match the striping pattern on the White and Maroon pants.  White and Maroon get simple double-stripes of the non-pant color from the 3 color options, but the Yellow pants get what I'll call a "sandwich stripe" with White being the meat and Maroon being the bread.  (We take our figurative language very seriously here at Crossing Broad.  The same goes for our sandwiches.)  Speaking of stripe inconsistency, the Maroon socks worn with the Yellow pants include stripes; the Maroon socks worn with both the White and Maroon pants do not include any stripes.  But, inconsistency aside, they look good.

 Intangibles

Eagles: 2 — Sure, as the away team, the Eagles aren't completely in the driver's seat in terms of the uniform they have to wear, but really Eagles fans, White over White is a better look if we're forced to wear the White jerseys.  Points are awarded this week because the banishment of the pink breast cancer "awareness" gear has greatly improved the gridiron aesthetics all month.

Redskins: 6 — What else can I say?  Maroon over Yellow is a great look.  In fact, it's so good, that I'm going to dock one point for failing to consistently use it as their only home uniform.

Final Score

Eagles 15

Redskins 23

Random uniform trivia: The Vikings wore Purple pants with White jerseys yesterday (which followed them wearing Purple over Purple the week before).  Those games are the first time the rarely seen purple pants have been worn since 2007 (according to Wikipedia… which cites a dead link on the Vikings official page.  Ladies and gentleman, I present to you, Wikipedia!).

Also, speaking of uniforms, Kyle Kendrick had an English Bulldog dressed as a cocktail waiter (or ring bearer?) at his wedding over the weekend.  Awesome.

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4 Responses

  1. See, this is how it (umm… retroactively) works:
    The system wraps around every 28 points. So…scoring 59 is just like scoring 3.
    So, the real score was Eagles 59 – Redskins 28, but in uniform-based scoring world, that’s actually Redskins 28 – Eagles 3. Yeah. That’s it. Just what I predicted in terms of the outright winner.

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