OK. Let me first apologize for all of you saw my successful week 1 Unidiction and took the week 2 numbers to Vegas. I told you my system only went to 28 — and was based on nothing other than uniforms. If anything would be the sign that you have a problem, betting based solely on uniforms is definitely it.
Speaking of problems… Andy Reid totally destroyed my witty intro to this week's column. I even had an epic, dog-based pun.
On to the uniforms… according to Uniwatch (as well as my keen eye for research), the Jaguars generally eschew the tradition of "warm weather" teams wearing white at home during September/October, and go right for the teal jerseys. So, the Eagles are in White over Midnight Green for the second week in a row.
As you'll see below, I'm no fan of the current Jaguars uniforms, but a big, big fan of their previous (pre-2009) look. Specifically, the alternate combination of Teal Jersey over Black Pants was one of the best looks seen in the NFL. Unexpected color combination (teal and gold), no superfluous details, a unique, but reasonable typeface for the numbers…you name it, it had everything. The full story of the unveiling of the current uniform can be found at the Uni Watch Blog, but what's notable is that the new uniforms are meant to establish a firmer brand identity than the (admittedly bordering on excessive) numerous previous options. Of course, when a team doesn't have an "identity of winning" (and the fanbase which grows around that winning…unless you're the Tampa Bay Rays), deciding that the uniforms are the reason for the "identity" issues is much easier than developing a team which is successful on the field.
A quick note about all those combinations: I'm generally pretty tolerant of the "monochrome" football look (Redskins, Seahawks, Texans, etc…by the way, this is a great page about the Seahawks uniforms), but I will admit I take issue with the black/black combination because black is in practically every team's color scheme to some degree, so it shouldn't/can't be the only color worn on a given Sunday (sort of serving as the opposite of a unique identifier). I'd like to think I have a pretty keen eye for this stuff, but I even almost linked to a picture of a Ravens player wearing black over black until I saw that his helmet did not have a jaguar on it.
The UniDiction is after the jump.