What I like about these new Blues uniforms is that they look nothing like their old set. Removed are the unnecessary pipings and the odd color placements. Instead it’s a simple classic look that is similar to what they wore before Reebok Edge took over.
Sometimes simplicity is the best and the Blues nailed it. It’s a jersey you’d be proud to wear. Good job!
The 1994 throwbacks.
In 1994, the NFL celebrated their 75th anniversary and many teams throughout the league wore throwbacks that season. The 49ers wore the throwbacks you see above, taking back to their 1955 set, early in the season. When they got superstitious, they decided to keep wearing that uniform. They eventually rode that all the way to their Super Bowl XXIX victory.
That was the last time the 49ers won the Super Bowl and the aspirations to return and win it are at an all-time high for this franchise. Since the 49ers changed their uniform to their current set in 1994, the team has not worn a throwback for any kind. This current set is so similar to what they wore during their glory years of the 1980s that they eliminated any potential throwback games to that era. Of course they could throw back to the Jeff Garcia, Shaun Hill days but most of those were very tough seasons that fans might not want to remember.
So why not throw back to the 1994 set?
Paul George wears No. 24. There have been talks over the past couple seasons that he should change his number to 13 so they can call him PG-13. You know, because creativity with nicknames and numbers is the in thing right now with CP3 Chris Paul and D-12 Dwight Howard out there. And he decided that he will do just that.
So George, wanting to build his brand and establish his own nickname, will buy up all the current jerseys that bear his old number so he can make this new change.
Nicknames used to be organic. Players used to be given nicknames, not take something and create it for themselves. But in this money-hungry world, where people are all about their own image, here we go. The nickname is nice, but I will never really go for it since it was just a creation for marketing purposes. It’s not really a nickname when you give it to yourself. Giving yourself a number change so people can call you something they’ve wanted to call you is just dumb.
But money talks.
Hey Norris Cole. When are you going to change to No. 17?
I love throwback games. And when they are done right, they are a great sight to behold. In fact, this could be a very visually-pleasing affair. I’m all for it!
When Nike took over the NFL several years ago, they got off to a rough start. They had issues with players and their designs weren’t all that great.
But as I was sifting through training camp photos, I found something that Nike designed for the NFL that I thought was beautiful. In fact, I can say this may be their greatest design contribution to the league since taking over.
Introducing to you: The Nike SpeedVent shorts.
The Oakland Athletics were scheduled to give away 10,000 Yoenis Cespedes shirts this weekend. But today’s trade of Cespedes now has the team wondering what they should do with the shirts.
It’s a tough situation for a marketing standpoint because there are fans who bought tickets so they can get the shirt. But the shirt is now irrelevant. Should they go the route of the giving it away as scheduled like the Indians did several years ago?
Or do the Athletics just scratch the promotion and try to find some kind of resolution? It’s unlikely they can come up with 10,000 replacement shirts in time, so they must find something else to do.
AK 47 Studios is a graphic design brand that has combined some of our favorite pop culture icons and sports logos together.
Earlier today, he released a few Star Wars themed logos with MLB logos. I really like the Ackbar one.
Check out the others and the rest of his work on his Instagram.