MERGED 2x: Should the "Culture Change" include new uniforms?

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Should the Dolphins Modify The Uniforms

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  1. Dorfdad

    Dorfdad Tickle Me I Dare You!

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    Reading the Palmbeach Post Article about what Tony Sparono brings to the Dolphins, about how we are going to wipe the slate, start over, and rebuild from the ashes this once proud franchise via a "Culture" change in mentality, work ethic, and preparedness.

    If we are going to do that, should we change the logo, or modify the uniform colors to reflect this new attitude in Miami?

    Imnot asking for an entirely new look, maybe a little more attitude in the logo and a little change in the color scheme or something i feel is needed.

    new Era, New management, new direction, new attitude, new players, and new uniforms?
     
  2. DolfanMan4Life

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    Agreed even buffalo changed their unis a couple of years ago.....weve had the same type jerseys for like 20 years.
     
  3. Bumpus

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    Absolutely NOT.
     
  4. DolfanMan4Life

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    I like the finheaven logo, that dolphin looks fierce.......we need something with intimidation now that we got the Tuna and Sparano
     
  5. dolpns13

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    Im torn on this... If its cool, and mean looking, im all for it... I dont know who, but someone on here created a thread with a new uniform that he created himself, that looked really cool. I think it had a deep grey wth little orange and blue... They should let the fans vote via the website if they decide to change it
     
  6. nosleep

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    YES, and they should have a star instead of a Dolphin

    not really, I think we should stick to what we have. I hate when teams change their logos they always look worse and imho take away from the history of the club.
     
  7. cnc66

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    BP has a history of going retro.. that is the ONLY change I would support
     
  8. NJFINSFAN1

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    NO unless its the old ones.
     
  9. PhinsPhan122

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    I would support a minor change in the logo, and perhaps the uniforms too. I would just like to see some variety. We always wear all white or white pants aqua top. I want to see an all aqua combo and perhaps the orange jerseys.
     
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    Get used to it.
    There are some on here that would have us change the entire identity of the organization based on their personal preferences. Mascot, colors, everything.
    I've seen threads having us black and purple and being the sharks because that would "strike fear into our opponents". :lol:

    Then there's the camp that wholeheartedly believes a uni change is the key to turning a team around and head it towards a Super Bowl run.

    The Dolphins don't need an identity change, they need good drafts and good coaching.
     
  11. dolpns13

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    which ones, 80's style?
     
  12. NJFINSFAN1

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    70's
     
  13. dolpns13

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    thats wicked old school... Do they come with the hardcore blood and teeth stains like they used to do it back then, or the pedicures and fngers paints like they do it now :lol:
     
  14. Nublar7

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    Shandon Melvin who designed the new Charger logo and uniforms is working on a new design for the Dolphins.
     
  15. NJFINSFAN1

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    The subject of the report is NFL Creative Director Shandon Melvin, who grew up in the area and designed this year’s Super Bowl logo. At one point Melvin’s father, all proud and probably saying things he shouldn’t be discussing, says, “Right now he’s working on a new logo for the Dolphins and the Chargers.†Then the reporter adds, “Now, the inside word is that [Melvin] is working on a design update of the iconic NFL logo itself.†Then they cut to an audio clip of Melvin, who confirms the league logo revision: “We’re looking to update our brand just a little bit and to, I would say, refine it.â€

    As for the Chargers and Dolphins logos, this is the first I’ve heard of any design revisions for those teams. Maybe Melvin’s finally going to incorporate that long-overdue infinite regression into the Miami logo (a dolphin wearing a helmet with a dolphin wearing a helmet with a dolphin, etc.).

    http://www.uniwatchblog.com/2007/02/02/logo-au-go-go-2/
     
  16. SR 7

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    aren't htye working on a new uniform AS well from waht i heard last year along wiht helmets?

    It stated they are goin towards the Panthers helmet look with the stripe on the top and the broncos jersey look. Thats what i rem this time last year.
     
  17. colmax

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    I heard about the NFL logo change. Hasn't that already been implemented?

    As for the Dolphins helmet, they went through this several years back in making the Dolphin on the helmet "more intimidating".

    I really am not up for a major change, if any at all. I like the unis. Guess we'll see....
     
  18. BLITZKRIEG

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    I'm a long time fan, and the old uniforms are classic, but I voted yes for change....

    I don't think we need anything drastic, but certainly something new. Something similar to like what the Broncos did when they changed their uniforms, they kept the same colors but they changed the color flow / helmets to make them look more modern....

    PHINZ RULE!!!!
     
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    I know I'm in the minority here but I love white helmets. I would leave our logo alone but would modify the uni's. On one hand I love the throwback look(with our current logo) and on the other hand I really like the updated Cardinals' uni style.
     
  20. emocomputerjock

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    Dear lord no. Unless it's a change to make the uniforms more retro, then why the hell would we ever change our uniforms? With the neverending changes to the rest of the league, our uniforms are one of the most attractive and recognizable uniforms out there.
     
  21. Colorado Dolfan

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    With you, man...

    I love the old-school throwbacks, but some minor modification sure wouldn't hurt... Not that I'm implying it would help... :D
     
  22. 3rd and long

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    I like the old style uniforms. In my opinion the best uniforms in the league are the ones that haven't changed. Cleveland, Green Bay, Chicago, Oakland, etc. The new Broncos uniforms are just alright, and they're the best of the new breed of uniforms. The Vikings, Cardinals, Rams, Chargers, and especially Seattle look like crap.

    If the dolphins change I hope they just go simple and take it back to the 80's. Simple is better. These "modern" uniforms are way too busy for my taste.
     
  23. Phinfantic

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    I found an article about that from last year February 2,2007

    It looks like the designer of this years Super Bowl logo has slipped up and leaked a bit of information pertaining to the redesign of the Miami Dolphins and San Diego Chargers logos. The report surfaced in a feature about Shandon Melvin, who grew up in West Virginia and designed this year’s Super Bowl logo. During the interview with Melvin, he slips when talking about the new logo to the reporter. As explained by the reporter…

    “Right now he’s working on a new logo for the Dolphins and the Chargers.†Then the reporter adds, “Now, the inside word is that [Melvin] is working on a design update of the iconic NFL logo itself.†Then they cut to an audio clip of Melvin, who confirms the league logo revision: “We’re looking to update our brand just a little bit and to, I would say, refine it.â€
    This is the first time the UniWatch Blog has heard about these redesigns of the Phins and Bolts logos. They feel Melvin will incorporate that long-overdue infinite regression into the Miami logo (a dolphin wearing a helmet with a dolphin wearing a helmet with a dolphin, etc.)
    This could be interesting. I really have no opinions either way as I like the Phins logo but think it could use a refresher. I’m sure there are tons of die hard Phin fans who will be up in arms about this news.

    http://www.sportech.info/2007/02/02/rumor-dolphins-to-get-new-look-logo/

    Personally, I would like a change ONLY to the retro 70's version.

    As for the new NFL logo, it will be unveiled at the 2008 Nfl Draft.
     
  24. Rocky Raccoon

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    that rumor has been around since last year and it has already been denied by the Dolphins. They said the were making slight uniform changes, but the logo is NOT changing.
     
  25. Funkymonks

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    Definitely going back to the retro's would be the best.
     
  26. SabanHater

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    only if it's the throwbacks. they were really nice.
     
  28. m i n o

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    didn't he just do that with the different style number's? i thought he changed the way 86 and 88 look. i don't know if melvin was to change the uni's dramatically but i've been wrong before. maybe we should change to accomodate our new coach as he reminds me of a nyfd cheif..tough as hell but well respected and loved.
     
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    The only change I would be in on would be going with the throwbacks from the 70's or early 80's. Other than that...dont change anything.
     
  30. PhinsPhan122

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    [​IMG]

    This will be the new NFL logo. Only 8 stars, the football is more upright to look more like the Lombardi trophy and the letters are more block style than curvy. It will start being used at this years draft.
     
  31. dolpns13

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    can you repost with the current logo next to it?
     
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    I like the font on the old better
     
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    I would be down with that if the new UNIS had an old school feel to it but alittle new like the chargers
     
  35. SabanHater

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    I don't see anything.
     
  36. Itsdahumidity

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    It's not a matter of "if" but "when." Based on BP's history teams he's involved with change logos and/or unis within two years. If change comes this season then we know the request was put in prior to Parcells because of the notification rule. Don't be surprised to see a new look no later than the '09 season.

    IMO he will go one of two ways with it. Retro 70s unis or a completely different look but keeping the color scheme. BP went retro w/ the stinkin' jets & cowboys but created something new for the pats. Please God, no Flying Elvis for us.

    I debated about uniform changes a few years back. About how it must somehow matter to some because why on earth would a respected coach like Parcells continue to do so? IMO it definitely has a psychological effect on players, coaches and fans. NO, new unis won't make you tackle or catch but they will make everyone emotionally invested forget about the worst era in Phins history.
     
  37. Rocky Raccoon

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    he didn't make changes with the Giants or the Cowboys or the Patriots. The Pats got their new look after Parcells already left. Same thing with the Giants, they didn't change anything during Parcells' years.

    The only team that did was the Jets.
     
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    Go back a page and you will see the article. [​IMG]
     
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    I also think this ( high five)
     
  40. Bumpus

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    Honestly, how in the hell is a new uniform supposed to make anyone forget that we were 1-15 last year?:shakeno:
     
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    i think we should make new jerseys or go back to retro as others stated. i LOVE those old white retros that we wore vs cowboys on thanksgiving.
     
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    1) It should be pretty far down the list of importance as to what should change to improve this football team.
    2) If it happens, it is only a symbol (and a 3rd rate parlor trick at that) to claim something is really different.
    3) Changing the uniform or logo will have more to do with contributing to a revenue increase from proshop sales then contributing to the play on the field.
    4) Wouldnt bother me one way or the other, it doesnt change our past, and will have little impact on our future.
     
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    Yea that would be nice or go back to having the navy jerseys they were tight
     
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    we've never worn the navy jersey's, can't go back to to them
     
  45. Itsdahumidity

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    Okay, when BP coached the NYG he was a new HC so he had no pull so to speak. His first year in NE was 1993:
    http://www.sportslogos.net/team.php?id=151
    Do you remember him coaching against us w/ his team in those "patriot pat" unis? I sure don't.

    In 1994 there was a league-wide celebration and just about every team honored their retro uniforms. Dallas would then go on to wear those unis on special occasions. This was the only different uni the JJ owned Cowboys would wear until BP joined them. Coincidence? No. His version looks slightly different from the 1994 jerseys. Its actually their early 60s edition.
     
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    If you asked Bill if he is changing the jerseys he would probably smack you right in the face.
    That has got to be the last thing on the long list of importance with this team.
     
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    I like the new one.
     
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    Honestly, why do you think BP continues to do it? When you see our old logo you immediately think the 70s. Look at the current logo you think JJ-Wanny-saban and recently Cam. Why did the Bucs owners say the world will never see those horrific creamsicle unis again? It's not about fashion, it's about identity.
     
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    The only change I would support would be a throwback. I think most of the "new" uniforms look terrible-Buffalo, Tenn. etc look like arena football league uniforms. In this day and age of must change everything, isn't it okay to leave SOMETHING alone, and classic?

    Should we go back and change the incredible lines of a 57 chevy, or a 69 camaro? To me those cars look 10 times better than all the cars that I cannot even tell apart today.
     

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