“I don’t want the wear sleeves!”
There have been multiple players that have complained about the NBA jerseys with sleeves. LeBron James has talked about it before but last night, after a 19-point performance and loss against the Spurs, spoke up against it again.
“I’m not making excuses, but I’m not a big fan of the jerseys. Every time I shoot it feels like it’s just pulling right up underneath my arm. I already don’t have much room for error on my jump shot. It’s definitely not a good thing.”
When will the NBA and Adidas listen? The gimmick is terrible and unnecessary. But they continue to roll them out, thinking that it’s accepted by fans.
Until they do so, players will continue to complain about it. They’ll find an excuse to blame it. Athletes are creatures of habit and disrupting their feel when wearing a jersey is a big no-no. Shame on you, NBA and Adidas.
The first thing I noticed when I saw this photo was the hosiery.
On of the great things about the NFL is that there is a lot of room for creativity. Even if you don’t like what the new NFL uniforms have given us, we can all agree that the designs are creative. But as we have seen over the years, there is one element of the design that appears to be fading away. And it’s a shame too because it is a distinct part of the NFL’s history.
Whatever happened to stripes on socks?
In today’s NFL, the design of socks, for the most part is pretty boring. Teams usually stick with one solid color and leave it at that. In fact, teams that used to have stripes on their socks have since opted to go with a solid color. Even teams that haven’t made any major changes to their team uniform design have opted to go with the solid sock.
So what’s the future look like for the NFL? As the Rams and Browns are expected to make uniform changes for next season, could they continue the trend? Let’s take a look at the current state of the NFL’s hosiery situation.
His name is Yao Ming. Yao is his surname. He has worn YAO on his jersey throughout his entire NBA career.
But somehow, someway, Adidas missed that. Either they did not do any research, have any common sense or have no idea how names work outside of America.
As noted over the weekend, Reebok has undergone a new logo and a new direction. They’re focusing their efforts on the cross-fit part of athletics and it’s a good move since that is where they can truly excel.
But their change wasn’t a surprise. In fact, we saw it coming from some time now.
Since taking over in 2012, Nike has overhauled the uniforms of five teams. Of those five, four of them have asymmetrical design elements.
The definition of symmetry, in terms of uniform design, is that if one side of the uniform is a certain designed a certain way, the opposite side should feature the same element. Asymmetry is one both sides don’t match.
Team wordmark on left shoulder, not on the right.
New uniform for the Buccaneers.
EDIT: Full gallery here. Great analysis here also.
Nothing too surprising. I am sad that they did not reveal the other pants choice or the two other socks choices. The font for the nameplate I will have to get used to. The red jersey is still slightly better but overall, not a huge fan. But I suppose in time and seeing it in action will change my thoughts.
The Buccaneers are scheduled to reveal their entire new uniform set on Wednesday, but today they decided to show one photo of their new design that took two years to create. Since this is just one photo, I will point out some elements that I notice and wait until Wednesday to have the full rundown.
Starting with the pewter shoulder yoke, I can dig it. The color itself is unique and I like how the trim is Bay Orange, contrasting with the bright red flag. In fact, the Bay Orange as a trim adds a nice touch. However sine it’s a Nike template, part of the trim was design with the flywire in mind. It’s fine, but that’s what I will always notice.
And one more thing that is hard to see is that you may not notice is that right shoulder features the flag logo while the left one says “BUCS” right under the Nike logo. Very subtle, but very unnecessary.
The font is terrible. It’s not good. It’s not good at all. A digital clock?
Reebok has now shifted their focus on fitness as a company. Since they no longer outfit the NFL and their presence in the NHL isn’t that recognized, they decided to add a new brand identity.
This works since they have been working in providing workout shoes for training, running and all other fitness activities in their latest releases. It is a simple brand but it is executed well.
I am a Reebok fan and I own several running shoes from them. Their produce is good and I enjoy it. I would like to see what their designs are now going forward. They may not be as big in the sports world now, but the average Joe can still use their products for their own personal fitness. And that’s fine with me.
Last night LeBron James wore a mask for the first time since breaking his nose. Unlike the one that Richard Hamilton wore, this one was all black like the Kobe Bryant design.
But look at this one that James is wearing. It’s like some kind of carbon fiber material and it looks really menacing. In fact, it looks downright frightening. A lot different than the mask he wore in Cleveland.
I remember when Dwyane Wade wore a band-aid and it became a fashion statement, even though his wound had already healed. With James and Wade on the same team, is there a chance that they find a way to get creative and make this mask full of design? That’s where it could end up being. The biggest star on the planet has a chance to influence people in a way like never before.
Of course the commissioner can just say no to all of this and it’s OK. But knowing James, he’ll likely seriously consider something like that.
Maybe kids will buy masks to wear when playing pick up ball. Who knows?
I am digging this. The design is very accurate to what a Steelers helmet looks like. Aside from the Penguins logo, this is spot on.
New Buccaneers logo.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveiled their new helmet, their first helmet design change since 1997. Here are the differences.
Here are the changes and additions.
- The logo is simplified with new skull. The swords and football is still there, but it just seems like a change that wasn’t necessary. Flag is still tattered. The original logo was just fine as is. I do not like the absence of red from the handle of the sword.
- The wordmark is not good to me. Their original one was nice and this simplified version takes away the aggression of the identity.
Why is the logo that big?