The email tells me that the deal comes with free beach towel!
We already knew that all teams would be wearing this United States Marine Corps camouflage cap, but also they will pair it up with matching jerseys.
In fact, I got an email this morning from the online shop promoting the new products and how if I spent at least $99, I’d get a free beach towel with it!
I’m pretty sure that the intent of this sale wasn’t to promote their new product by using Memorial Day as their launching pad. After all, Memorial Day is to honor all those who’ve died in war fighting for this country. But somehow, someway once again, combining a day of memory for the fallen and great deals on camouflage gear has become MLB’s norm.
As mentioned by Uni Watch, it’s one of those things where maybe the best thing is to not use the weekend as a marketing opportunity. It shouldn’t. But here we are.
New Texas A&M alternate uniforms?
According to Uni Watch this morning, they have what appears to be an alternate uniform set for Texas A&M football. It is not confirmed, but all signs point to this being a potential one-time set that will be used for a big game. That big game could be the one against Alabama.
It’s essentially the same as the team’s normal set except for the colors. The only difference really is that the helmet is a gradient. It starts with black up top and slowly fades into maroon in the bottom. It doesn’t appear to be that bad either. And unlike the Jaguars, it’s not abrupt.
Now one thing about Texas A&M’s uniform I really like is the two-stripe shoulder that runs down to the compression sleeves. I honestly think that this is one of the best designs in all of football. With the essential disappearance of sleeves, extending it through the sleeves. I like how they’re keeping it with the maroon stripes.
But of course, this is Adidas, so they would mess it up with a forced three stripe. The pink arm sleeve is bad. The Adidas three stripes are unnecessary. This is Adidas and this is why I dislike them. And it clearly doesn’t fit into this uniform. What is good is ruined by the three stripes again.
Mark Cuban may be one of the smartest owners in sports, but his latest move has gotten some fans questioning his morals.
If you haven’t heard the story, Mark Cuban is sourcing the Mavericks fans for ideas on a new uniform design. This isn’t uncommon in sports and it’s a pretty great way to get the fans involved. The only problem with this promotion is that Cuban isn’t giving much of a compensation for the design that ends up being chosen.
Here are his rules for the contest.
Who will own your design ? The minute you post it, the Mavs will. If you think its horrible that the Mavs own your design. Do not post. If you think its cool that the Mavs could possibly use your design and you will have eternal bragging rights , then post away. If we really like your design and you , I may even throw in some tickets. If we don’t use your design, it will still be here on this site for now and ever more for you to glance longingly at. If your design is close , if not identical to other designs and we pick one of the other designs, for whatever reason, then thats just the way it goes.
The easy argument is that if you submit the design, you know what you’re getting into. And I agree with that. Designers struggle to get recognized in the business and they have to pick and choose their opportunities. Despite the chance to design an international brand, the lack of compensation might not be worth the time and effort.
So with this news, I am such a happy camper. The toilet seat is slowly disappearing and teams are realizing that it’s just ugly. Glad the Redskins are getting rid of it. It looked just so out of place.
It’s also another example of how many classic uniform designs have been compromised due to Nike’s “innovative” designs.
What the new jersey will look like.
Camouflage Orioles cap.
MLB and New Era officially unveiled their caps for Memorial Day. They’re going with the camouflage theme once again. This time the entire cap will be camo with the logo remaining the same color on the cap.
You can see all the caps right here.
Of course, this is a marketing thing and I for one actually am a fan of camouflage designs. (Do any of the proceeds go to veterans?) However, this set isn’t to my liking. Unless the team wears a matching jersey like the Padres have done in the past, it doesn’t work.
What do you think of these? I don’t really like them and I hope it’s just for one time this year.
I don’t have much of an opinion on these two new leaked sets since they both are simple and not complicated like the Jaguars.
But here are some thoughts.
New home all-black set.
After weeks of teasing elements of their new uniform, the Jacksonville Jaguars officially unveiled the entire set and I must say, the word “revolutionary” might be one of the best verbs to describe this set. Overall, I have never seen anything like it, but it meets my approval. Even though it’s kind of AFL-like, it works for a team that doesn’t have decades of history.
Let me break down the components of the uniform. (The teal jerseys will be worn only once a year. I assume they’ll save it for the primetime games.)
First, here are some additional images via tweets on the new uniform. (HERE IS NIKE’S PRESS RELEASE)
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.
GO THROUGH GALLERY HERE.
All three jerseys with the two pants options.
Denver is fixing up their toilet seat necklace and it looks much better.
As we’ve mentioned before, Nike’s jersey design template has some flaws. One thing that has received many complaints from fans are the toilet seat necklaces. It looks terrible and really out of place. In fact, it compromised some original design elements for teams.
Apparently though, some teams have decided to get rid of the two-tone collar design. As you can see by the above image compared to the design used last season.
According to Nike’s online shop page, they’ve photoshopped some gametime images with updates to the collar design. By my count, the Buccaneers, Ravens, Bills, Broncos and Chargers are the teams changing. The Saints, Rams and Bengals are keeping their toilet seat look and the Redskins white jerseys were not revealed. The Cardinals’ jersey is also unknown due to the picture.