modifications were starting to take shape in the eighties. Engineering
was at it's peek with the introduction of a multitude of different
facemasks. Huge shoulder pads were beginning to crop up as the
pace of the game increased and the size of the players escalated.
Unlike the seventies with big and bold colors,
the opposite was beginning to take shape as teams went for subtle
imagery. sleeve stripes were being reduced while logos were
beginning to take a stronger role. Colored pants were beginning
to take hold a bit while just about every team sought to unify
All in all though the eighties were pretty uneventful
in the way of change. Most teams coasted right through the decade
with nary an alteration.