As you may have noticed, the above tweet is generating a lot of buzz online today. I posted that three days ago. It was a photo I found here.
Late Thursday night and early Friday morning it was brought to my attention that the tweet above was getting a lot of retweets and likes. It also was being featured in articles by many major sites across the web. This story started circulating even though the supposed error was already fixed.
A couple days ago I found and posted this picture.
I noted that it appears that they had started painting the Broncos end zone on the wrong side of the field before realizing the error.
Just today, my tweet generated some buzz and was used in some articles.
As part of the NFL’s 50th Super Bowl in February, the league has celebrated it by making its logo gold. They’ve also had all teams paint the 50-yard marker gold. Before the season started, the league emphasized certain regular season matchups that so happen to be Super Bowl rematches.
On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers are set to face the Cincinnati Bengals. The 49ers faced the Bengals in Super Bowl XVI and Super Bowl XXIII, winning both games. To celebrate their Super Bowl triumph, the 49ers are transforming their field to mimic the field design they had during their glory years at Candlestick Park.
The question now is whether or not the 49ers will go with a throwback uniform to go with the occasion.
Via the 49ers’ Instagram.Over the weekend, the 49ers have been going to Levi’s Stadium for practices and one of the newest additions to the stadium are the black end zones.
This comes after the 49ers revealed in the spring that they are adding an all-black uniform set. This is clearly a marketing ploy and in order to make it work, they are making the end zones black for the first time ever.
The 49ers as a team has never heavily emphasized black. For their entire history, it’s been reserved as the trim to their logo or simply used as dropshadows for the numbres on the uniform. That’s really it. But now that they’ve made black a part of their identity as an alternate, we have this. I personally think that this idea works for a team starting fresh. But for a team with so much history, forcing black into the identity is too much.
At least it’s not so brightly colored. The Pro Bowl uniforms next year are a lot simpler in design with a color scheme of black and gold. Since the NFL is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the modern Super Bowl era, these Pro Bowl duds reflect that of the golden anniversary. I think it’s a nice simple look. I still miss the days of the red for the AFC and the blue for the NFC, but with the new draft format, those days are gone.
I like the unique design of the shoulders for both uniforms. The white jersey appears to be just lines but the black jerseys appear to have this unique layering of shorter lines placed in the opposite direction.
(Is that a Saints helmet in the background? Is that facemask gray?)
I know the recent trend in the NBA is to have the designs on the court be very bare. Even last year’s All-Star game was pretty colorless. The key was not colored and the only thing that had any color was the midcourt logo.
Take a look at the above video. The floor projection video works well because the floor, once again, was just hardwood. The keys weren’t painted and aside from the midcourt logo, all other designs were wood-colored (just in different tones). Even during the video, the logo at midcourt was covered by a white sheet.
Even though the colorless floors are trendy, did the designers of this floor design it knowing full well that the best way for the video projection was less color?
The end zones are ready for the Super Bowl. Both teams’ end zones are navy blue as it matches their team color scheme. I wish they would have gone with gray for Seattle and red for New England, but this was expected.
For Seattle, they have the team logo on one side and the conference logo on the other. For the Patriots, that is not the case. They don’t have their team logo because the team wordmark already features the logo. So in the area where the logo is supposed to be, it is left blank.
Patriots rarely used alternate logo.
It feels odd. It feels off-balanced. I don’t know what the solution would be. Could the Patriots have gone with the wordmark without the logo? They could have. But even if they couldn’t, what other option would there be? Doubling up the Flying Elvis logo would be too much. Maybe an alternate logo? The only other alternate logo the Patriots have is this, and that logo is rarely used.
So we have an all navy Super Bowl with an end zone that is off-balanced. What are you going to do?