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Online Petition to keep throwback uniforms

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by PhinGeneral, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. PhinGeneral

    PhinGeneral PC Texas A&M, Bro Club Member

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    For those who care about such things, someone started an online petition to be sent to Stephen Ross to restore Miami's primary uniforms back to the old-school style:

    Uniform Petition
     
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  2. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    I hope that petition is raped by a gorilla, then beaten with a mallet, then eaten by John Jerry after which he craps it out.
     
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  3. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    Lol good luck with all that. They just renovated the entire stadium based on the new design. All those new seats have the current logo and color. The new logo is painted, decorated, and embroidered all over the place. They're not changing it.

    Fin D, you're a graphic designer aren't you? Isn't there an understanding that new designs often take time for people to come around to? I think anyone who doesn't like the new logo will come around to it eventually. Especially once we (hopefully) start winning consistently again. Hell, I've already seen a large number of people who have said they didn't like it at first but have since come around.

    People see nostalgia in the throwbacks. A time with championship teams and hall of fame players. That's why they want it back. I like the throwbacks too, but not nearly as much as I like the current look.
     
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  4. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    As long as they don't go back to the old logo.

    Such a terrible design.
     
  5. brandon27

    brandon27 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Tell us how you really feel Fin.

    :lol:

    I just wish the whole online petition world would go away in general.
     
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  6. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    Its got nothing to do with time per se, its more about people as a whole don't like change.

    "This is what I know, so its better, dammit!!!!" Its why old people tell the times they grew up in were better, even though Nazi's were committing genocide, we interred entire portions of our American population in camps based on race, blacks and latinos were second class citizens as were women and homosexuals.

    The problem is people are stupid.
     
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  7. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    We see this every single time a team changes their uniforms and logo. The fan base hates it and deems it a downgrade. Patriots, Broncos, Eagles, Bucs, 49ers, and now Browns fans still scream to go back to their old looks. And that's just the NFL.
     
  8. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    In reality, NFL teams should change their logo and look every 5 to 10 years. They are leaving money on the table. Plus things improve.

    Imagine the amazingly terrible designs of the extreme 90s. That would have been glorious!
     
  9. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    The funniest part is that its already happened to the Dolphins.

    When we changed from the original to the 90]s era stuff (first dramatic change) people lost their collective ****.

    Fast forward to last year, and people lost their collective **** again when we changed from the 90's era to current.

    Its dumb. Its why I hate people in general. Its also why when I get my degree from my correspondence course at DeVry, I'm going full super villain.
     
  10. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    You can't do that. I already spend enough money on Dolphins stuff. Having to replace everything every 5-10 years would be a nightmare. Most fans are the same so I can't see that ever happening in sports.

    Besides, fans will always be buying new merchandise even with the same logos. Players change so people want new jerseys and stuff like that. But changing logos and colors too much is overkill.

    And to your point, that's why I really like the current logo. It's clean. It doesn't look like it's from any specific time period like the 90's and 60's logos do.
     
  11. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    They do it in the NBA.

    College football is changing every year, sometimes they have 4 or 5 a year.

    It doesn't have to be super extreme like the change of the Bucs or Patriots. Simple changes like the Dolphins in the 90s or the Rams in the 2000s
     
  12. finsfandan

    finsfandan Well-Known Member

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    Fill out the outline petition and maybe it'll happen in 10 years, when he sells or dies. We changed logos quite recently. The stadium was remodeled with it and there's a ton of merchandise with it. Not happening any time soon.


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  13. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You Club Member

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    I think we should wear the throwbacks once or twice per season... they aren't changing the uniforms permanently anytime soon.

    Pretty naive to think it would even be considered.
     
  14. PhinGeneral

    PhinGeneral PC Texas A&M, Bro Club Member

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    Personally I love the look of the throwback jerseys but hate the antiquated look of the old logo. If it were up to me I'd like to see something that mixes old with new, which I think could probably be accomplished by keeping the new logo and accentuating the orange more on the jerseys, and perhaps adding the sleeve stripes back.
     
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  15. PhinGeneral

    PhinGeneral PC Texas A&M, Bro Club Member

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    You'll always have fans that feel that way. It's just personal taste. I happen to like our current set much more than the previous set, but not as much as the throwbacks. IMO, some of the designs on the teams you mention were improvements, while others were not.
     
  16. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    Well, I should say I'm taking about the logo more so than the uniforms. Jerseys can change every so often, but the logo should last way, way longer than 10 years.

    The thing I don't like about college football is the constant helmet changes. Helmets should always be the same as long as the logo is.
     
  17. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    Agreed on both posts. Throwbacks once a year would be cool. And I think the throwback uniforms are fine, but the logo and helmet are much better as they are currently.
     
  18. Jt0323

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    Here is what I want to see
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  19. scparrothead

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    Hello all,
    I just found this site and this is my first post. I am a Fins fan in South Carolina.
    I would like to see the current logo with the tail turned down like the old logos. I like the current uniforms except for the logo. It just doesn't work for me. I have yet to buy anything with new logo. Can someone post a graphic of new logo with tail turned down.
     
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  20. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Táin Bó Cúailnge Club Member

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    Welcome... what you're looking was already posted a year or two ago on this site. You can find it by searching back to the time of the logo changes.
     
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    cuchulainn Táin Bó Cúailnge Club Member

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  22. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Táin Bó Cúailnge Club Member

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    You should really get out of Ocala. :shifty:
     
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  23. bakedmatt

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    Well, this could get confusing.
     
  24. dolphin25

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    Not bad on those uniforms, but I would like to see the orange thicker around the dolphin.
     
  25. dolphin25

    dolphin25 Well-Known Member

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    I really like the throwback, I ill not buy anything with the new design as I do not like it at all. I am ok with the old Helmets too. However, I could live with the new helmets if the orange was more dominate.
     
  26. ExplosionsInDaSky

    ExplosionsInDaSky Well-Known Member

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    I like both logos and I never worry about my Dolphins gear fitting in with the times. I have clothing and hats that are a mix of the current and past logo. If it's Dolphins i'm rockin it, plain and simple. I do like the old logos better, but that's just me. I don't represent with winning or nostalgia, I just prefer the older look. New look is cool too.
     
  27. vmarcilfan75

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    I loved the throwback look on Monday. IMO best unis behind our current ones.
     
  28. Finster

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    My favorite uni's were 2012, wish we kept those.
     
  29. djphinfan

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    oregon recruiting dept disagrees with you...
     
  30. Chuck Wilson

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    I enjoyed the throwbacks we wore this past Monday. Maybe its me, but I really like our new uniform and logo as well. My only complaint is that we don t wear the Aqua jersey nearly enough, off the top of my head I can only recall three times that we've worn the aqua jersey all season. But it's such a dope uniform - love it!
     
  31. Clark Kent

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    Terrific design. I could even tolerate the new logo w/these unis.

    1. This is a great example of blending old with the new.
    2. Very clean, not at all busy.
    3. Love the stripes on the uni's and helmet. Current helmet scheme is ******ed. Really awful. Don't understand why the helmet pattern was redesigned to begin with.
    4. Color scheme is strong. Orange actually being up front and present in the basic home and away jersey's is a nice change.

    Can't say enough good things about this.
     
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  32. Kud_II

    Kud_II Kissed by an Angel touched by the Devil Club Member

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    Signed.

    Compared to the new logo any and all of the previous logos would be an upgrade. Honestly I'd prefer any of the logos pre-97.

    The only thing that makes those logos look a little silly is the helmet on the Dolphin, simply remove it.
     
  33. gilv13

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    If anyone starts a petition to get Lamar Miller more than 12 carries a game, i'll sign that.
     
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    I agree with the Browns and Bucs fans. Both look like some one threw up Halloween candy.
     
  35. Jt0323

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    Well the Browns unis suck, the Bucs are not bad minus the huge helmet logo and the number font that looks like a digital clock. The Jags have a good uniform, better than their old, minus their ugly *** helmets. Dolphins new uniforms are better than their ones before, but not better than the stripes. My only issue is the lack of orange. I like orange. I would have no blue in the number scheme
     
  36. Hellion

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    You know I been thinking about that Lately. I love the all white uniforms and to me it's tradition that we wear them. But I also remember wearing the auqa uniforms at 4pm games. The argument is that we wear the whites because they are cooler and it wears down the other team. The fact is since the practice bubble was built we lost that edge. I been watching the Dolphins for over 40 years and I have never seen a team wear down cramp up and melt in games like this team has. The practice bubble (Gruden eluded to it Monday) was built due to bad weather that prevented the team from practicing, which is fine but what has happened is now they use it for when it gets too hot.

    You think Shula would have done that? He is the man that out thermometers in the players jerseys to see which was hotter dark or white.

    Also Gruden said something that made me about fall out of my chair, he said that Campbell said they practiced in the bubble to get out of the heat because he didn't wanna wear the team down. So this edge that people think we have with the heat and humidity is no longer true.
    Also with cool zones and induced air into the pads of the players on the sidelines it's reduced the effect on the opponents. Also what when the jets come to town, they use a shield or cover to shade the players. So in the end what's it matter if we wear white or auqa on Sundays the practice bubble and technology has reduced the advantage.
     
  37. finfansince72

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    I like having a throwback jersey night once or twice a year. The one thing we need a petition for is to make the NFL do away with those horrific ballet tight solid color tights costumes they've subjected us to in Prime Time. Those are the ugliest, most ridiculous uniforms any professional sport has ever put on, with the notable exception of the old NBA speedo short uniforms.
     
  38. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    The helmet is a huge portion of the old logo looking stupid. The other significant problem is that its craftsmanship is horrible. The dolphin itself was badly done from a quality of work standpoint. Its blurry and blotchy. Its ridiculous that such a poorly drawn image was the literal face of a multimillion dollar franchise.

    They can go back to the original if and only if they, as you said, remove the stupid helmet and redraw the dolphin. They can even keep it realistic looking instead of cartoony or impressionistic.
     
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  40. jim1

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    Change is fine, as long as it's for the better and not for the sake of change. That being said, I prefer the old school uniforms- the new ones are ok but I liked the old logo much better- it had some character, the new one is to vanilla, less personality to it.

    As to change in general- again, it would be fine if it was an improvement. The 80's and 90's were way better than today, from the economy to the world being safer and terrorist free (or at least much closer to it than the sh** show we have going on now) to people being less inclined to adopt the "Survivor" TV show and Clintonian model of advancement- lie, cheat and steal your way to the top, stab each other in the back- it's ok, they do it on TV and look at what Clinton got away with, right? As always just one man's opinion, but keep your smart phones, flat screens, selfies and duck faces, in general terms I'd rather be in the world of the 80's or 90's over now, not for nostalgic reasons but because it was a better, safer and more ethical period of time (Wall Street greed aside, which is rampant today anyway). And the Dolphins uniforms were better, too.
     

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