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Chiefs_Fan_n_64081
05-19-2005, 04:30 AM
...or could they use some updating or possibly a whole new direction?

I feel they are quite possibly the most masculine in the NFL, and have a definite old school feel.

I have often heard the fans of other teams say that updating a team's uniforms is good luck, but I tend to think that is just superstition.

Ultra Peanut
05-19-2005, 04:41 AM
Masculant?

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Ghost
05-19-2005, 05:34 AM
Evar since they brought back the red pants, I have had no complaints. The old all white away stuff is crap now, even though in NFL 2k5 I sometimes play in the all whites for nostalgic purposes.

RedDread
05-19-2005, 05:40 AM
I don't think the chiefs need any changes, it's hard to go wrong with red uniforms. In terms of teams not likely to change uniforms ever, I'd have to put Dallas, Green Bay, and Pittsburg ahead of us, but I think that's about it.

Ghost
05-19-2005, 05:47 AM
I don't think the chiefs need any changes, it's hard to go wrong with red uniforms. In terms of teams not likely to change uniforms ever, I'd have to put Dallas, Green Bay, and Pittsburg ahead of us, but I think that's about it.


Pittsburgh has changed somewhat already, donning black facemasks instead of grey, and the numbering and lettering on the jerseys has changed over time as well. I would say the Raiders, Green Bay, Dallas, and the Chiefs probably will stay the same for a long time.

cookster50
05-19-2005, 07:18 AM
Uhh, why are you guys discussing the freaking uniform??

Bunch of metro..........

chief52
05-19-2005, 07:25 AM
I hate the 49ers, but I must say they sure screwed up when they changed their uniforms. The traditional ones worn through the Montana era were sweet IMO. Their present ones suck...color changed, all the trims changed.

Chiefs are clean and traditional. Do not mess with it.

Bob Dole
05-19-2005, 07:25 AM
If memory serves, Dallas makes minor changes to theirs every 5 or 6 years.

UKMike
05-19-2005, 07:38 AM
Evar since they brought back the red pants, I have had no complaints. The old all white away stuff is crap now, even though in NFL 2k5 I sometimes play in the all whites for nostalgic purposes.

It pisses me off in Madden when it puts me in all white.

Archie F. Swin
05-19-2005, 07:51 AM
When I take the reigns from Lamar, Im going to peel the arrowhead off the left ear side of the helmets and place the players number in white trimmed in yellow(gold). Then, and only then, will the unis be perfect.

Mile High Mania
05-19-2005, 07:55 AM
If memory serves, Dallas makes minor changes to theirs every 5 or 6 years.

Dallas always jacks with the blue jerseys and they keep tricking up some "3rd/alternate" jersey.

KChiefs1
05-19-2005, 08:01 AM
The Colts will never change theirs either.

Goapics1
05-19-2005, 08:03 AM
The Colts will never change theirs either.

Amen brother. Chiefs unis are perfect the way they are as well.

Frankie
05-19-2005, 08:13 AM
DO NOT CHANGE THE UNIS!!!! The Chiefs uniform and logo are PERFECT.

I hate, despise, detest all the wierdness that's happening on new uniform designs. All the extra lines and colors. Some are downright clowny. The Broncos look like they are wearing suspenders. The Chiefs (and, it pains me to say it, the Raiders) have the perfect balance for serious uniforms. They adhere to the old and true rule of thumb in design: "Less is More."

Keep the unis the way they are.

Chiefnj
05-19-2005, 08:18 AM
I wouldn't mind it if for one game a year they tried an alternate jersey. If its a hit they'll sell some, make some money and maybe some of the profits goes to future player acquisitions.

Goapics1
05-19-2005, 08:19 AM
I wouldn't mind it if for one game a year they tried an alternate jersey. If its a hit they'll sell some, make some money and maybe some of the profits goes to future player acquisitions.

What color? Black or yellow?

jspchief
05-19-2005, 08:27 AM
I wouldn't mind it if for one game a year they tried an alternate jersey. If its a hit they'll sell some, make some money and maybe some of the profits goes to future player acquisitions.Money generated from merchandise sales is distributed evenly throughout the league. It's part of the NFL profit sharing.

HC_Chief
05-19-2005, 08:28 AM
I'd like to see a much darker red used.

And, for the love of God, get rid of the ugly frigging clown pants!!

Frankie
05-19-2005, 08:32 AM
I'd like to see a much darker red used.

And, for the love of God, get rid of the ugly frigging clown pants!!

I love the red pants. They have psychological value. They keep the team from looking pale and insignificant on the road. Sort of a home-uniform worn on the road. Don't change them.

jspchief
05-19-2005, 08:36 AM
The only thing I'd like to see is Chiefs merchandise with the same shade of red on every item. It's almost impossible to find a sweatshirt, hat, t-shirt, jersey, etc. all with the same shade of red. Call me a metrosexual if you want, but I'm not into wearing a bunch gear that clashes.

You'd think at least all the stuff made by one manufacturer would be the same color, but even Reebok has about 6 different "reds" they use for their Chiefs gear.

Frankie
05-19-2005, 08:37 AM
And on a related subject:

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=116570

Chiefnj
05-19-2005, 08:41 AM
Money generated from merchandise sales is distributed evenly throughout the league. It's part of the NFL profit sharing.

I thought that it was only a percentage on a royalty tax that was distributed evenly. I could be wrong.

morphius
05-19-2005, 08:51 AM
I still want to see either a Arrowhead logo or KC patch on either the shoulder or arm, but that it.

jspchief
05-19-2005, 08:58 AM
I thought that it was only a percentage on a royalty tax that was distributed evenly. I could be wrong.I'm 99% positive that merchandise revenues are evenly distributed. In the last few years, it's been part of what Jerry Jones and Dan Snyder are wanting to change (although other shared revenues are probably a bigger slice of the pie that they are after).

Do a google on "NFL Trust" or "NFL Trust Fund" for more info. That should pull up something that gives details.

Chiefnj
05-19-2005, 09:21 AM
I'm 99% positive that merchandise revenues are evenly distributed. In the last few years, it's been part of what Jerry Jones and Dan Snyder are wanting to change (although other shared revenues are probably a bigger slice of the pie that they are after).

Do a google on "NFL Trust" or "NFL Trust Fund" for more info. That should pull up something that gives details.

I found this on the washingtonpost.com

"The NFL's complicated economics works like this: Every owner starts out with nearly $100 million a year each from national television and radio contracts, national sponsorships and one-third of ticket revenue from each game played, which is pooled and redistributed equally among all teams. The clubs also receive equal portions from a 12 percent royalty on every NFL-branded piece of merchandise. In all, about $3 billion of the $5.2 billion pot is shared equally. "

shaneo69
05-19-2005, 09:36 AM
I wouldn't mind it if for one game a year they tried an alternate jersey. If its a hit they'll sell some, make some money and maybe some of the profits goes to future player acquisitions.

Lamar's only solution for creating more revenue is new/renovated stadium with more luxury suites.

He is a marketing genious.

shaneo69
05-19-2005, 09:46 AM
I'd like to see a much darker red used.

And, for the love of God, get rid of the ugly frigging clown pants!!


I totally, 100% agree with both of your comments.

The home unis of the mid-sixties were a sweet scarlet color. And I love the classic look of white-on-white for road games.

The other thing I liked about the old jerseys was that the gold trim on the numbers and pants was real thin, so the numbers almost looked all-white. I always wondered why there was gold on the jersey even though there was no gold on the helmet. If you're gonna have gold trim on the jersey, why not replace the black trim on the helmet with gold?

HC_Chief
05-19-2005, 09:49 AM
There's nothing "gold" about the mustard yellow the Chiefs are sporting now. And the "red" is almost orange.

I'd love to see a dark red. I'm fine with the yellow... just call it what it is. If you want "Red & Gold", then go with RED and GOLD. Not orangish-red and mustard-yellow.

And, ffs, the clown pants look like crap. The all-white road unis were sleak and badass.

jspchief
05-19-2005, 09:49 AM
I found this on the washingtonpost.com

"The NFL's complicated economics works like this: Every owner starts out with nearly $100 million a year each from national television and radio contracts, national sponsorships and one-third of ticket revenue from each game played, which is pooled and redistributed equally among all teams. The clubs also receive equal portions from a 12 percent royalty on every NFL-branded piece of merchandise. In all, about $3 billion of the $5.2 billion pot is shared equally. "Yea, that's what I thought. I know some of the big boys are trying to change the revenue sharing, but I also think they voted to keep it the same a few years back, so it should be safe for a while. Not sure what it would take to overturn it.

As far as alternate jerseys, a few years back, the NFL decided to allow all teams to have one alternate color that they could wear for games besides the traditional home and away. All teams put out alternate color merchandise (the Chiefs had a yellow jersey and a pewter jersey), but only a few actuall wore them on the the field (Donkeys wore orange and the Eagles wore black). At that time, Lamar said in an interview that he would never have his team wear anything but the traditional White or Red.

Frankie
05-19-2005, 09:49 AM
I totally, 100% agree with both of your comments.

The home unis of the mid-sixties were a sweet scarlet color. And I love the classic look of white-on-white for road games.

The other thing I liked about the old jerseys was that the gold trim on the numbers and pants was real thin, so the numbers almost looked all-white. I always wondered why there was gold on the jersey even though there was no gold on the helmet. If you're gonna have gold trim on the jersey, why not replace the black trim on the helmet with gold?
shane, you need some schooling. Read post #19.
;)

KC Dan
05-19-2005, 09:51 AM
I just want them to add a SB XL patch to the uniform for a game!

Frankie
05-19-2005, 09:51 AM
I just want them to add a SB XL patch to the uniform for a game!
:thumb:

jynni
05-19-2005, 09:57 AM
I'd like to see a much darker red used.

Then they'd look like the Redskins.

shaneo69
05-19-2005, 10:00 AM
shane, you need some schooling. Read post #19.
;)


You know, I don't have a problem with colored pants, as long as they're solid with no stripes, like the college teams wear. I think the Rams also now wear solid gold pants like Notre Dame. I like that look. But I don't know if it would work for the Chiefs.

HC_Chief
05-19-2005, 10:01 AM
Then they'd look like the Redskins.

No, that would be maroon, not red.

KC used to sport a darker red... in the 90s. I like those unis... that's what I'd go back to.

shaneo69
05-19-2005, 10:03 AM
Then they'd look like the Redskins.

That's why I would eliminate the gold from the jerseys. Like I said earlier, there's no gold on the helmet, why is there gold on the jersey?

I'd go with scarlet and white, ala Alabama. Classic.

morphius
05-19-2005, 10:28 AM
You know, I don't have a problem with colored pants, as long as they're solid with no stripes, like the college teams wear. I think the Rams also now wear solid gold pants like Notre Dame. I like that look. But I don't know if it would work for the Chiefs.

Rain Man
05-19-2005, 10:33 AM
It'd be kind of neat if they went with suede buckskin, and maybe a feather sticking up out of their helmets.

Other than that, I like the uniforms the way they are.

shaneo69
05-19-2005, 10:39 AM
It'd be kind of neat if they went with suede buckskin, and maybe a feather sticking up out of their helmets.

Other than that, I like the uniforms the way they are.


Hmmm.....suede buckskin and an actual feather on the helmet. That might be an interesting direction to go. :hmmm:

TRR
05-19-2005, 10:54 AM
My cousin is a Pittsburgh fan, and he says KC's uniforms look like they are advertising McDonalds. I never thought of the red and gold like that....but I like em' the way they are.

shaneo69
05-19-2005, 11:04 AM
My cousin is a Pittsburgh fan, and he says KC's uniforms look like they are advertising McDonalds. I never thought of the red and gold like that....

Another reason to get rid of the gold/yellow and darken the red.

ILChief
05-19-2005, 11:11 AM
I'd like some minor tweaking. I'd like to use a more modern font for the numbers, kind of like the Eagles. I'd also like it if the numbers were on top of the shoulder pads instead of the sleeve and put an arrowhead on the sleeves. Also maybe put "Chiefs" at the bottom of the v-neck. keep the red pants.