We had known for a while what the color scheme for the Panthers-Cowboys matchup for their #ColorRush game. The NFL made it official with both teams announcing and revealing their looks.
We had known for a while that the Jaguars would be in all gold and the Titans would be in all blue for their Thursday Night Football matchup next week. There were leaks but now it’s official with the NFL’s announcement.
We got a sneak of it last week. Now we’ve seen the first matchup. Gross.
I mean, look at this Gumby uniform! Don’t try to mask your shame with the chrome helmets.
Adidas’ sleeved jerseys are stupid. We awaited the day that LeBron James, who had complained about it before, would do something about it.
Even though he did say that he ripped out of frustration, the message is still loud and clear. The sleeves suck.
The rumor during the offseason was that the NFL wanted some color vs. color uniform matchups during Thursday Night Football. It wasn’t clear whether or not teams would wear new uniforms for this occasion or just have teams wear what they have in their rotation.
During a commercial on Thursday Night Football, we got our answer. Check out the above video.
The idea is either to help merchandise sales or make Thursday Night Football seem like a special event. Either way, it doesn’t need to happen but it’s here. Color vs. color is nice and I want to see more if it in the NFL. But their approach to this isn’t the best.
Let’s break each matchup down in the order these games will be played.
We had known for months that the Warriors would bring back “The City” throwbacks for this season. On Thursday they officially announced it, sharing photos of the uniform.
In my opinion, this is the best-looking uniform in league history. The crest in the front and the cable car in the back both look phenomenal.
So in theory, I should be excited about this, right? Well, yes I am. But there is one problem with this throwback. Take a closer look at the crest. Instead of the screen-printed stencil of the circle on the jersey, it’s an entire patch that’s stitched on.
The first issue presented are the sleeves. Once again, sleeves don’t need to exist.
Secondly, the use of the Wizards’ colors instead of the old Baltimore Bullets colors make it a really odd design. Of course the Wizards are promoting their own brand, so the use of their current colors make sense.
But the biggest issue are the logos. If this is a “Baltimore Pride” uniform, then why does the uniform feature logos that feature the Washington Monument and the “DC” wordmark? That’s not Baltimore at all. The only thing Baltimore is the borrowed design template.
Of course, this pride attempt is just another cash grab at people’s heartstrings. What a messy attempt to make something meaningful.