Paul Lukas over at Uni Watch is pretty much the bloggy authority on all things uniform-related, and he’s already weighed in on the new sticker for the radio-equipped helmets. His verdict was, shall we say, less than favorable. (It also contains a bit of PG-13 language, for those of you who avoid such things.)
For starters, who needs radio-equipped helmets anyway? Larynxes and hand signals and worked fine for decades. Then radio-equipped helmets begat the problem of multiple radio-equipped helmets, so they came up with the rule that there could only be one electronically wired helmet on the field at a time. Which in turn meant they had to come up with the green dots, which looked like [crap] because they didn’t match any team’s color scheme except the Seahawks’. And now the green dot has been imprinted with a design that looks like a smudge from a distance and looks pathetic up close.
I hadn’t had a chance to see the sticker in real life until yesterday, but here it is up close. I don’t know if I’d call it pathetic, but that green color certainly looks strange against the burgundy and gold.