Throwback – Washington Redskins

Team Colors

Note: Names not official

How do we stop knee injuries in football?  Redskins’ quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered one towards the end of the 2013 regular season.  Imposing more severe penalties for knee strikes seem to be a Band-Aid solution to a larger problem: Defenses are trained to stop the quarterback at whatever the cost.  This may include having to fly like armored superheroes to tackle the quarterback.  Unfortunately gravity takes effect during this launch and a hit intended for the midsection (a “clean hit” to NFL officials) drifts downwards towards the knee (not legal to NFL officials).

Have sympathy for the defense, too.  There seems to be three times as many defense rules and penalties in order to protect the offense, specifically the quarterback.  Smaller hit boxes and fast moving, sneaky offenses.

The solution?  Force field football.  In the future I’m sure we’ll have the technology to make every player have a protective force field/bubble.  If the defending player gets too close to a no-no spot (say, the neck of a quarterback) during a play they’ll just bounce off the QB’s force field.  The play continues until referee stoppage and the penalized player is literally thrown out of play.  Don’t think the offense has it easy.  With the force field we can accurately show if indeed a receiver was within bounds, with ball control, and two feet on the ground at the end of a play.  In a pileup the ball can be accurately placed on who last held it on the whistle.  In my head every player has a glowing force field like they went Super Saiyan.  Don’t like that?  Have less throwing plays and more run plays you pass-happy NFL.  I am sure there would be fewer injuries on expensive QBs if there was more balanced offensive play calling.

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Colors Used
Note: Names not official
Burgandy – Combination.  Base layer is Disney Collection Jasmine Storylook Eyeshadow Palette in Thrilling Chase (limited edition) Top layer is Inglot Cosmetics Freedom System Eyeshadow in 450.
Gold – Combination.  Base layer Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow in Banana Split.  Middle layer is Disney Collection Jasmine Storylook Eyeshadow Palette in Cave of Wonders and top layer is Sand in the Glass (limited edition).
White – Matt Malloy from theBalm’s Meet Matt(e) Nude Palette

The uniform colors I chose were from the Redskins uniforms used in the late 1960s.  Hence awesome spear reference poorly rendered on my eyelid.  It was also the color scheme that showed a significant color difference from what is seen on current Nike uniforms.

The burgandy used in current Nike uniforms are warm toned and brighter.  The 1960s uniforms have a color that’s cool toned, and darker.  In my opinion it is closer to actual burgandy.  The gold used in current Nike uniforms is actually a bright golden yellow.  The 1960s uniforms have a less saturated lemon yellow.  I’m sure we all can agree the yellow is is still bright against the burgandy.

I am so proud of the feathers for this one.  I did a base layer of white (Nyx Eye Pencil in Milk to the rescue) and then layered yellow on top.  The hardest part  was actually outlining and detailing in burgandy.


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