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03-24-2009, 09:19 PM
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The psychology of black uniforms...

I dug up an interesting study done in 1988 by Cornell university.

Their findings were interesting. Teams in black uniforms are not only penalized more than their respective league averages, but they were also perceived to be more "malevolent" than other teams wearing non-black uniforms.

http://www.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pub...0Gilo%2088.pdf

EDIT: I just found this interesting as the fan of an oft-penalized team in black.

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I dug up an interesting study done in 1988 by Cornell university.

Their findings were interesting. Teams in black uniforms are not only penalized more than their respective league averages, but they were also perceived to be more "malevolent" than other teams wearing non-black uniforms.

http://www.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pub...0Gilo%2088.pdf
Wow. Certainly interesting. While I'm aware it's a prestigious university's work, I don't know how much merit it necessarily holds, but certainly interesting.

Just out of curiosity I'd love to see the breakdown of jerseys in which the Flyers have taken the most penalties.

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03-24-2009, 09:32 PM
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The black uniforms look like crap on TV. They should have been ditched years ago.

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03-24-2009, 09:36 PM
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The black uniforms look like crap on TV. They should have been ditched years ago.
I wish the Flyers home uniforms were the new Reebok-style versions of these:



(The current third jerseys would be neat as home uniforms as well.)

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03-24-2009, 09:43 PM
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I wish the Flyers home uniforms were the new Reebok-style versions of these:



(The current third jerseys would be neat as home uniforms as well.)
Either or is fine by me. It's just that when the ads on the boards are more colorful than the uniforms there's a problem to me. I know the black and other dark colors sell better in the stores but they look bad on TV.

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03-24-2009, 09:46 PM
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Makes sense. Makes more sense why Crosby and the Pens never get penalties while rocking the powder blue.

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I wish the Flyers home uniforms were the new Reebok-style versions of these:



(The current third jerseys would be neat as home uniforms as well.)

I want the orange back, with the black as the thirds.

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Just me who loves the black jersey? It's plenty tidy.

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Just me who loves the black jersey? It's plenty tidy.
I enjoy both the orange and black jersey.

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I want the orange back, with the black as the thirds.
Wasn't it said that the Orange jerseys will be our "Home" jerseys in the playoffs?

Also, interesting article.

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I think the impact of psychological power of the black jersey may be undermined by the fact that it seems every team has one now.

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Wasn't it said that the Orange jerseys will be our "Home" jerseys in the playoffs?
Makes sense if they're going to break out of the Orange Crush again.

I always thought it was silly that we didn't have an orange jersey anymore and they'd offer the fans free t-shirts to wear over their black/white jersey to create the effect while the team wears black.

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Just me who loves the black jersey? It's plenty tidy.
im with ya. it was just a few years ago that everyone was crazy over the black Js.

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Just did some quick math. I didn't discriminate as to what kind of penalties, I just took every minor (plus one major to Upshall) and lumped them together.

Games in black: 23
Games in orange: 12

Minors in black: 123 = 5.35 per game
Minors in orange: 61 = 5.08 per game

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In case you're wondering about the team's fighting spirit?

Fights in black: 22 = .96 per game
Fights in orange: 15 = 1.25 per game

We like to fight in those old-time jerseys.

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i wish they could somehow ditch the white away jerseys. they are the worst of the 3 by a longshot.

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i wish they could somehow ditch the white away jerseys. they are the worst of the 3 by a longshot.
That cannot happen. And I kinda like the white, actually. I have an old-style white sweater.

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I like the CCM White, the ones right before the Edge ones. White body and Orange shoulders.

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Just did some quick math. I didn't discriminate as to what kind of penalties, I just took every minor (plus one major to Upshall) and lumped them together.

Games in black: 23
Games in orange: 12

Minors in black: 123 = 5.35 per game
Minors in orange: 61 = 5.08 per game

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In case you're wondering about the team's fighting spirit?

Fights in black: 22 = .96 per game
Fights in orange: 15 = 1.25 per game

We like to fight in those old-time jerseys.
well done, thats really good stuff

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Makes sense. Makes more sense why Crosby and the Pens never get penalties while rocking the powder blue.
powder blue = gay

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Just me who loves the black jersey? It's plenty tidy.
my fav. by far!

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Just me who loves the black jersey? It's plenty tidy.
I love the black jerseys as well. I've never been one for bright colors, although the new orange jerseys have grown on me over the course of this season, but honestly I thought they were hideous the first time I saw them (don't kill me. 'Tis but an opinion).

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Makes sense. Makes more sense why Crosby and the Pens never get penalties while rocking the powder blue.
I'd say they more "prance around in" the powder blue, rather than "rock" it.

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The new reebok Black jerseys belong in the KHL. I liked the original Black jerseys though. Orange Crush Now!

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Why so much hate for the black jerseys. I think they're sick.

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Just me who loves the black jersey? It's plenty tidy.
I like 'em.



I read a study a few years ago that concluded that teams in red jerseys historically win more championships.

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