Tennessee’s sharp new alternate uniform pays tribute to the Smoky Mountains

Tennessee’s sharp new alternate uniform pays tribute to the Smoky Mountains

Samuel:

I wouldn’t say sharp. It’s just OK.

Originally posted on For The Win:

The University of Tennessee is switching over to Nike apparel, and the Volunteers unveiled their new uniforms for multiple sports Wednesday in a fashion show. Quarterback Josh Dobbs modeled a new Smokey Grey alternate kit for the football team, which features one of the coolest helmet designs in the nation.

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ESPN thinks Team USA will be hampered against China because there is “too much yellow”

“Red, white and blue will be hampered by the existence of too much yellow…”

That was what was said when talking about USA’s matchup against China. I am pretty sure it was about yellow cards, but come on! That was just poor wording and unintentional racism.

Those new black Hornets uniforms work surprisingly well

Let me once again emphasize how much I hate sleeves on NBA uniforms.

With that said, if we ignore that element for this new set for the Hornet, we actually have a great design.

I have always liked blue and black together. Mostly a light blue and black combo is very pleasing to the eye and the use of teal and black for this Hornets set is really good. Using their “pride” nickname and having a simple design gives this alternate a very nice touch. I like the striping that crosses down the side.

For an alternate, it’s simple and even though black has never been part of the Hornets identity, it works for an alternate like this. Do they need it? No. Is it silly to have black and sleeves? Yes. But if they are going to go that route, at least they did it well.

These new Atlanta Hawks uniforms aren’t that bad really

The AJC has gotten their hands on the new Hawks uniforms and they are exactly what was expected after some guessing from their Christmas uniforms.

I’m going to look at each of these jerseys individually and tell you what I like and don’t like about them.

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Attending the Warriors parade was an amazing experience for me

The Warriors winning the championship was a dream come true to me and naturally I had to find a way to the parade. I knew that it was going to be hard to get up to the Bay from LA but I figured it out. I would take a midnight bus from LA up to Oakland. I arrived at the West Oakland BART station at 6:20 in the morning and took a one station stop to Lake Merritt.

Walking to the rally location was quite an adventure. There were people camping their spots at least a few hours before I even got there and trying to find my friends was really difficult. But once I got to a nice spot on the grass with the lake right behind me, it was a great view of the stage.

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My initial thoughts on the new Sixers uniforms

It’s here. The 76ers have unveiled their new uniforms and it isn’t much of a drastic change from their previous ones. They have taken some elements of uniforms past and created this new identity. You can check out the gallery here.

I’ll first say that the use of “PHILA” on the front is a nice touch but I don’t like it. I always associate that with the old school and for some reason, I feel that this is forced. All other elements of the uniform look pretty nice.

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The official MLB All-Star Game pillbox caps are even worse than the concept ones

Remember when these concept caps leaked? While predictable in design, it was at least pretty decent for what it was. But that was a fan concept.

Now we know what the actual caps look like and you can see a link to all of them above.

The problem here is the front panel matching the team jersey of white or gray. That doesn’t match anything the Reds ever wore. Then the stripes not even going around the entire circumference of the cap makes it worse. This is poorly designed and would look terrible on a professional player.

But money talks and that’s what MLB is going for.