Titans Uniform Discussion

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What is your favorite Titans uniform combination?

  1. [URL="http://tinyurl.com/ybdb4zn"]White on white[/URL]

    4 vote(s)
    6.1%
  2. [URL="http://tinyurl.com/yb3ghhg"]White on navy[/URL]

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. [URL="http://tinyurl.com/ye8cvtz"]White on light blue[/URL]

    5 vote(s)
    7.6%
  4. [URL="http://tinyurl.com/yey384z"]Navy on white[/URL]

    7 vote(s)
    10.6%
  5. [URL="http://tinyurl.com/yecaem8"]Navy on light blue[/URL]

    3 vote(s)
    4.5%
  6. [URL="http://tinyurl.com/y9uwf2o"]Navy on navy[/URL]

    9 vote(s)
    13.6%
  7. [URL="http://tinyurl.com/yay9st3"]Light blue on navy[/URL]

    16 vote(s)
    24.2%
  8. [URL="http://tinyurl.com/yckkzph"]Light blue on light blue[/URL]

    17 vote(s)
    25.8%
  9. Light blue on white (the Titans have never worn this)

    5 vote(s)
    7.6%
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  1. TorontoTitanFan

    TorontoTitanFan Pro Bowler

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    Along with a few of the other guys who post here, I'm an active member of Chris Creamer's Sports Logos Community, which is by far the best forum for sports logo and uniform designers and aficionados (a group I am a proud member of). I've posted there for 8 years and I consider myself to be extremely well-versed in sports uniform knowledge.

    The general consensus on that forum (and the other places where designers and other like-minded people talk about sports uniforms) is that the Titans uniforms are nice, but have a few major flaws. Most people like the colors, but think that a few elements of the uniform could be improved. The people who post there (who tend to be somewhat conservative and in favor or more traditional uniforms) usually point out these 3 things as the major problems with the Titans' uniforms:
    1. The white helmets clash with the current home uniforms (light blue jerseys on navy pants) because there isn't much white in the rest of the uniform. This goes against one of the "rules" of uniform design -- that each element should be balanced by another element.
    2. The Titans wear navy blue socks with navy blue pants, which is another violation of the supposed "rules". Socks should never be the same color as the pants (unless they have stripes on them), as this creates a "unitard" look (see: Baltimore Ravens).
    3. The Titans mix and match their jerseys and pants far too much, which creates combinations like navy-on-navy and light blue-on-light blue, both of which violate another "rule" -- that you should never wear jerseys and pants that are the same color (with the exception of white jerseys and white pants). The light blue-on-light blue combo (which the Titans regularly wear for home games in prime time), in particular, is loudly mocked by uniform buffs as being one of the worst uniform combos in NFL history.
    4. The helmet stripes (the pointy navy blue ones) are dumb and should be eliminated. They don't match any other part of the uniform and they look far too "90s".
    I have to admit that I agree wholeheartedly with all of these arguments, although I have a feeling that some of the people here will strongly disagree. Of course everyone is entitled to their own opinion and there's no right or wrong answer (although my personal belief is that there is an objective set of uniform "rules").

    I think that the Titans are only a few minor changes away from having an awesome set of uniforms. These are the changes I would make:
    1. Stop mixing and matching. Doing so is gimmicky and it cheapens your brand. The Titans should have a permanent home and away uniform. The most respected franchises in the league never mix and match their uniforms (Steelers, Packers, Colts).
    2. In accordance with #1, my belief is that the Titans should wear navy-on-white for all home games (a classic look and one that will forever be associated with the franchise since it was worn in the Super Bowl) and white-on-light blue for all road games (I think we all agree that this combo looks awesome). For an alternate uniform, the team should wear light blue-on-navy (the current home look, which I don't love but I don't think should be abandoned completely).
    3. If the team continues to wear light blue-on-navy (which is the current home uniform and I don't think that will change any time soon), the navy socks should be replaced by light blue socks (like the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL wear). This would really balance out the uniform.
    4. The pointy navy blue helmet stripes should be replaced with a more traditional helmet stripe that goes navy-light blue-navy like in this mock-up I did (please note how great the light blue socks look)

    I'm curious to hear the thoughts of the members of this forum about this topic.
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  2. Pacman 4 HoF

    Pacman 4 HoF Special Teams Standout

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    my only knock on them is they arent realistic. the uniforms should be adorned in titanium armour plates and they should include red capes.
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  3. TorontoTitanFan

    TorontoTitanFan Pro Bowler

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    Haha, let's not go down the red path here. I know the Titans have red in their logo, but it should not appear anywhere in the uniforms IMO.

    Despite what people think, the Titans have never worn red jerseys and (with any luck) never will.
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  4. Tuckfro42

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  5. titansfan89

    titansfan89 Special Teams Standout

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    Love the light blue on light blue.

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  6. TheSureThing

    TheSureThing WHY DIDNT YOU DRAFT JOHNNY FOOTBALL?!?

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    honestly I would love to see us give a version of these a try

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    same helmet, with the practice jersey, and white or navy blue pants would look sick IMO.
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  7. BigD73OT

    BigD73OT NFL Free Agent

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    Because they only have 2 or 3 colors in their logo. It would he hard for the Colts to rock Baby Blue uniforms when there logo is Colt Blue and White. Same thing with the Packers..Green, Yellow and White.....they could't come out in a Neon Green and Gold. The Titans never sway from the colors that are in the actual logo, just switch up which is the prominent color in the uniform.
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  8. Woy

    Woy PA's finest.

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    The red ones...oh wait, we haven't broken them out yet.
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  9. madeupdreams

    madeupdreams Special Teams Standout

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    I've always liked the navy on navy.
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  10. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    I'm all for the light blue on white pants look that they havent used for some reason.

    Oh... then there's this:

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    Oh- I'm changing the phallic sword on the helmet to run up the middle- much like the best helmet football had ever seen:

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    I didnt even read the first post at first- BUT from this one- you can tell that I also am a member at Chris Creamer's haha. Go us.
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