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.
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.
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?
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.
Our speculation yesterday is now a reality. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are getting a new logo with a new helmet. The tweets didn’t confirm if a new uniform is coming, but judging by the big sale yesterday and this tweet, I think that’s happening as well. The unveiling will take place on NFL Network on Thursday by Warren Sapp and Gerald McCoy.
This is already a major downgrade. I’ve have praised the team for having one of the best helmets ever in NFL history. The pewter along with the orange and red is a great color scheme and their uniform as a whole is a modern classic.
It’s official now. The new green jerseys are here and I would expect them to be seen at the team’s fanfest this weekend.
This matches exactly what I predicted last month.
I am OK with this. It’s not great and it’s not bad. It’s basically a green version of their gold jerseys. I actually don’t mind it really, but I hope they don’t wear it all the time. It’s just a good marketing, merchandising opportunity.
My biggest concern is actually the inclusion of this new cap.
The Oakland Athletics teased some photos of their commercial shoots today and the above photo was shared on Twitter.
Notice in the background you see Coco Crisp’s #4 green jersey. It’s different than the regular green jersey they had been wearing in the past. They have the headspoon piping that goes around the neck and the number of the jersey is white with a gold trim.
This matches exactly what I predicted to be their jersey when their alternate cap was leaked.
I think it’s fine, although I wish the emphasis would be on the gold lettering, not the white lettering. But is this change necessary? Absolutely not. But in terms of marketing, the A’s need as much as they can and this is a new way to do it.
Surprised they would let this slide. But then again, teams have made these mistakes in the past.
If you see the above link, that is a story on the new batting practice caps that several teams are using as an alternate this upcoming season. I had seen a few of these before but didn’t write about it because I also came across this story that I did write about.
In my blog entry, I noted that the New Era UK site said that the team would be reverting back to the 39THIRTY model for this upcoming season. But apparently, after looking at the details, it seems that the site may have just mislabeled their description.
But if we look at the new information provided above, we see that several teams are adding a new cap to their style guide. They are the 59FIFTY model and a few of them are throwback designs. These likely will be used during spring training and throwback games. And more importantly, it could be a sign that all caps in the future could be part of the Diamond Era mesh design.
For now, we’ll just take these new caps as part of some kind of merchandising marketing ploy. Only one year after their big reveal and already their putting more different stuff on the shelves. That’s New Era and MLB for ya.
Remember last year when MLB and New Era agreed to make their batting practice caps with the 59FIFTY model? It was well-received and I was a fan of it. But was this just a one-year thing.
According to New Era’s United Kingdom site (and not on the USA site) they are reintroducing the 39THIRTY model for batting practice and spring training along with upcoming regular season games. Check out their page right here.
Not only that, but there are several teams with different designs. Check out the description of these caps.