Only if the field stays green. In the dead of winter, natural grass has a tendency to go dormant, a huge problem during the original XFL... and when that happens, the field turns brown, especially after wear and tear. Four of the current XFL stadiums have natural grass surfaces, one of which is Washington, a relatively cool winter climate. The other are Dallas, Tampa Bay and Los Angeles.Dynamofan1 wrote: ↑Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:26 amIsn't dark brown the best color against the back drop of a green field?johnnyangryfuzzball wrote: ↑Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:05 pm...but fundamentally, they're still brown. That's kind of the pedestrian part. I mean, with manufacturing technology in this day and age, the most boring color in the universe is the one they stick with?
I mean, even gray would give an industrial vibe to it. These balls scream "same old, same old." Those old XFL balls were a BRAND. These are plain. Even if you put the rest of the stuff like the league logo and the brand of the ball, it's still the same brown football as every other league uses.
I'm still not impressed.
Then you have St. Louis, an indoor venue that is notoriously dark (a factor in the Rams leaving). Most indoor leagues use lighter colors or at least panels to compensate for the lower lighting.
Personally, I would go with something red, perhaps with a little bit of Day-Glo influence to help it stand out in any surface condition.