Well I’m a bit late getting around to this, but anyhow …
Due to visual confusion because of very similar uniforms watching July 13’s Als-Redblacks game, searched the web for info on Als’ uniform and logo changes. Saw an awful lot of b.s., e.g., some guy at 3DownNation actually saying what they have now is the first logo change since 2000. WHAT?!! Obviously he was elsewhere (Jupiter?) last season.
Last year management seemed to think the solution to the losing problem was to change the logo every few weeks, as if that would have solved their problems on the field.
for a history of alouette logos, see:
In my humble opinion the new logo is great - got the lark/alouette (sort of) and the M for Mtl. all in one. Let’s hope they keep it that way.
But as I said I have a problem with the uniforms after watching last July 13’s game against the Redblacks. Please bear in mind that the Als new blue is a very dark navy blue, so it looks very close to black. So both the Als and the Redblacks have black/ish helmets. Both teams have red socks. The only difference is one team was wearing white pants and very dark jerseys and the other was wearing very dark pants and white jerseys. It was not easy trying to figure out what was going on on the field. I shouldn’t have to go, “Oh, he’s got white pants, yeah, and the other guy doesn’t; now which team is white pants and vice versa?” If the Als had picked something close to a royal blue that wouldn’t have happened.
At least if they’re going to have these uniforms - and both teams do, I believe, have variations in both jerseys and pants in their respective wardrobes - let one wear all white and the other all dark. Otherwise it’s crazy to try to watch. Maybe the Als should have kept the same uniforms as last year
- just changed to the new logo.
[Personally, having grown up on the ‘50s Als at good ol’ Molson Stadium, I miss the red and white. Yep, just red and white. There was absolutely nothing wrong with that and no other CFL team looks like that. Think of the Detroit Red Wings. Four Stanley Cups from 1997-2008 in the same red and white uniforms they had in the ‘50s? (Much as I like the new logo, I would even be happy, thinking just red and white, if they had the same larks’ wings on the helmets as they did back in the day.)
P.S. Though a born and raised Montrealer, I must confess a fondness for the Riders green and white. They even tried to mess with that a couple of years ago, switching to black pants. Yuk! Keep it simple! The Riders are defined by that beautiful green. And B.C. looked much better back when they last won the Grey Cup. The new orange is UGLY.]