Ok. So, 6-2 doesn't have the same ring as 7-1, but with a system this arbitrary, that's still pretty good, right? Right?
Two really big uniform stories this week. 1) The Eagles will actually be wearing their "official" home uniform today for the first time this season. 2) The Colts will be wearing their 1955 throwbacks which are making their first regular season appearance.
And, oh yeah, it's no longer October, so the ridiculous pink breast cancer "awareness" gear will be gone- the NFL profits off the sale of that gear, yo.
UniDiction after the jump.
Either 2, 3, 6, or 7 points awarded for each category (safety, field goal, touchdown, touchdown+point after)
Eagles: 7 — This continues to be one of the best helmets in the league.
Colts: 7 — The solid Navy Blue is a good, rich color, but I'm divided about moving the horseshoes to the back of the helmet. They're difficult to see in practice, BUT I think they're supposed to be the "this is what you see after the horse/colt runs you over." I've awarded the Eagles points for their "functional" aspect of the helmet wings, so I'll give points for the "just ran you over" footprints on the Colts helmets. We value attention to detail here at Crossing Broad.
Eagles: 7 — Finally, half-way through the season, the Eagles will be wearing their "proper" home uniform set. Midnight Green jerseys over White pants. When fans think of the "post-Cunningham" Eagles, they're picturing the Midnight Green jerseys. A unique, bold color, detailed strokes and drop shadows on the numbers, and nice use of logos on the sleeves and collar.
Colts: 3 — See, here's the thing with a team like the Colts wearing throwbacks. Their normal uniforms are pretty much throwbacks. Nothing against their classic normal uniforms, of course, but these throwbacks are pretty much identical except for having triple stripes on the shoulders/sleeves instead of double stripes. "Classic" doesn't necessarily mean "best," though, and their White jersey, whether the new throwback or their normal throwbacks-in-anything-but-name jerseys, are very unremarkable with their gigantic field of white with sparse use of color. Thankfully the Colts have a "history of winning," so no one gets up in arms about their harmless uniforms.
Pants + Socks
Eagles: 6 — The White pants provide nice contrast with the solid green of the jersey, and instead of plain white, the thick Black ad Green stripes (with the pencil thin grey stripe) on the side of the pants gives them a slightly modern touch. Black over White socks also break up the White from the pants
Colts: 6 — See above about the "throwbackness" of the jerseys. Today's pants replace the double stripe with a single super-wide stripe, and solid blue socks over white sanitaries are replaced with white socks with triple blue stripes. I like them. The thick blue stripes get rid of the plainness of the white pants, and the triple striped socks connect the bottom half of the uniform with the top half.
Eagles: 6 — The Eagles will finally be wearing their "real" home uniforms today.
Colts: 7 — It's a strong move for a team whose current uniform is pretty much a throwback to wear a special throwback which is more-or-less identical except for the helmet. NOTE: I was tempted to add an additional 7 points to "Intangibles" based on "Peyton Manning will be wearing this uniform today," but I figured that would be philosophically unsound with respect to the purpose of this column. You're welcome, professional journalists.
Random, relevant uniform trivia:
The Colts wore blue pants for a few games in 1995. That weird feeling you're getting when looking at these pictures is called cognitive dissonance. The Colts shouldn't be wearing blue pants…. even if it's actually a pretty good look.