Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Small Details Often Elude Us

...like the rule for "Shared Possession", apparently.

But as embarrassing as the officials were last night, there was some uniform news to come out of the game. The Packers have updated their helmet labeling this season. You can see it in this photo from the end of the game:

The player identification label is a football-shaped circle with the player's number and name within it. Here's a closer look:

Numbers were added to the back of the helmet in 2009:

In 2010, the green numbers were replaced with a decal featuring a "G"-logo oval surrounding the player's number and his name (in the jersey font) beneath it. The decal was originally placed on top of the white Braisher stripe:

Later in the season, the decal was moved off the Braisher stripes to the gold shell:

And that's where it's been ever since. At least until this season.

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