The Minnesota Vikings uniform reveal continues this week with an ACTUAL PICTURE of the uniform itself!
Well. Kind of. Actually, it's a close up of like the collar and the text underneath the collar, but even these two little glimpses tell us a lot of what to expect. And frankly, it has some potential!
The Vikings uniform reveal game has spit out to images of the uniforms today. The first is the image of the "Vikings" logo you see in the header, the other is this image of the uniforms collar:
Couple of notes here:
- No piss yellow collar? HELL YES.
- Let's talk about the purple. This is a DEEP purple that I don't know if the Vikings have really ever had before. It's frightening and arousing and sexy all at once, and it has some really great potential here. I'm hesitant though. The uniform color itself looks almost a matte purple, which seems weird, and I have this horrifying image of this matte purple turning into a weird Nike Pro Combat college uniform somehow, like TCU's version. I don't like TCU's version, so that's where my fear resides. Something about the matte purple screams BLACK, which makes me want to rebel against my parents and listen to Soundgarden, which is just the worst.
- Let's talk about the gold. This is an awesome gold! It's an ancient, dirty looking gold that calls back to Vikings of yore breaking ships on the waves and crotch punching salt wives after the tear through a town. It looks awesome, and actually pairs really well with the matte purple. God dammit, I just hope they stay away from the black. PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THE BLACK!
All in all this isn't much. But even from this, there were several fine Redditors who started putting these clues together to try and give us a better idea of what the uniform would look like. First, one bro mirrored the collar picture, dropped in the Vikings script, and mocked up a helmet from what Jared Allen talked about in a clue last week:
Not bad! Second, another bro took what was available here and mocked out the entire uniform. I'll say with this one, if the final version looks ANYTHING close to this, I will fist pump all over the new stadium. Awesome shit:
So, any other new clues we should know about? Drop them here.
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Out on a limb: Helmet horn to be replaced with a norseman but in a stencil. Not full logo as we know it. LIke a window sticker. Thick white lines against matte finish. Would be clean, different and look traditional at the same time. Allbeit without the horn. Still convinced the helmet art has been changed in a way that is apparent at just a glance.
I like the dark purple, and the gold, not yellow. let me just say it again DONT F#@K WITH THE HELMET! classic VIKINGS horned helmet
THANKS for staying on this. What we know (and think we know) shows promise. I think we can kiss the horns on the helmet good-bye. If JA's reaction is genuine he appears to be hinting and a bigger change than flat paint and a different motions in the horn. I think the Norsemen was reshaped to fit the helmet. What do you think???
@brianschiel Nah, I can't imagine a world where the helmet doesn't have the horns. I think it's more so that it'll be a matte finish (possibly) instead of the shiny one. Maybe the horns will be sized different, but I can't see them making that great of a change. I wouldn't want them to either.
@CollegeWolf You should choreograph the unveiling. I'm picturing a runway debut of the uniforms at the draft party that starts out with Christian Ponder coming out fingaz blazing.
@Lakeville Mikey Me too, Mikey. I like deep, matte colors instead of bright and shiny so I am getting really excited about this. I think I need a moment to myself.
@akcanonsong It wasn't. You had it right originally.