Back in 2012, the Detroit Red Wings wore white at home and I got real excited. This was the first time in almost a decade that the home team wore white for a home game. The switch the the colored jerseys a decade ago was an attempt to enhance potential merchandising sales for jerseys but numerous NHL fans have been desiring for a return of the white jerseys.
Last night, the Sharks hosted the Canucks for an exhibition game and the Sharks wore their white jerseys. A part of me was really excited to see this, but I knew I had to be cautious.
The previous home exhibition game for the Sharks came three days earlier and they wore their teal jerseys. Was this white jersey just a one-time thing? If the Sharks were going with white at home, then why did they wear teal in their last game?
Remember when Mark Cuban opened up this uniform design contest and it got me all riled up because he was devaluing his fanbase? It looks like he has made his decision on what the final 10 designs will be and it’s up to us to vote for the winner.
And the biggest problem with these designs? They all suck.
We have some with just logos slapped onto the front. We have a couple that are ripoffs from old Sonics and Nuggets jerseys. And some that just are too cluttered.
I have no idea what Cuban is thinking and having these as the potential alternate for the Mavericks is really sad. Could these even be marketable? Would any of these be easy to reproduce?
What initially was a bad idea has now gotten worse. This is not going to end well.
The Sabres have been teasing their new jersey since July 12. It’s been almost two months and the team still hasn’t unveiled it. Steve Ott wasn’t having it anymore, calling out the team to unveil it or he would do it himself.
After waiting and waiting, Ott finally had enough and went with it on his own.
These don’t excite me.
When these were unveiled yesterday, everybody was all crazy about it. I looked at it and just was like “meh” to the new USA hockey jerseys. It in fact is an homage to the 1932 sweaters.
I don’t understand what the great celebration was for this set. The fact that the blue and white sets aren’t even symmetrical makes it hard for me to like it. Then you add on the fake stars and fake collar lace and you really have a boring, unimaginative set.
(I will give them props for their collar paying homage to their two gold medal teams, but none of us will see it when the players hit the ice.)
I suppose the blue one is a little bit better in my eyes, but not really. It’s just boring. I’m not a fan. And that logo, where have I seen it before? Of course, now I remember!
Russia’s looks better, but the non-symmetry still bothers me.
The San Jose Sharks made some minor changes to their uniform set. In fact, the changes may be minor, yet they make a huge difference.
As you can see by the slideshow, the Sharks look to be emphasizing more on teal and less on the orange. It has been said around the uniform community that orange is a nice color for the team, but should be kept at a minimum.
Now that we’ve seen these minor tweaks, it’s time to break down the uniform, starting from the top of the jersey.
Did you catch this one?
It looks like the black shoulder yoke is no longer part of the team’s home design. Part of Reebok’s design template, the Sharks appear now to not want any part of it. Or maybe this is an entirely new template since they want to take the same fabric and design of the black armor set.
Did you catch it?
The Sharks just unveiled their second teaser and this one is a glimpse at the numerals on the jersey. It shows that the orange outline from the original set has been eliminated.
This is a good sign as the first teaser shows that orange isn’t as prevalent in the uniform. We’ll see the full set later this week.
I wonder what’s next.
The San Jose Sharks were expected to make changes to their home and road uniforms. What kind of changes, we don’t know. Were they going to eliminate orange? Were they going for a minor overhaul or something very small?
They tweeted this video and it appears to be a quick sneak of what the new jersey would look like for their home set.
It’s hard to tell, but it shows that orange is still in the team’s identity. That could be the hem or possibly on the sleeve.
What do you think?
The Phoenix Suns have new uniforms and they were oh so close to having a great look. Close.
As you can see, the sun streak across the front just ends with the number. Unlike the sunburst from their old set, this one just feels empty. Had they included a sunburst, this new uniform set could be one of the best in the NBA. Instead, it just feels empty.
The surprising announcement of a new jersey Tuesday came without any kind of previous promotion. But as we saw on Wednesday, there was a reason why the Pistons didn’t make much of an effort to promote it.
It just is not much of anything. Check out this promo video.