It’s gotten to the point where I expect to see some form of Twitter whenever I watch sports. Whether it’s someone’s handle appearing with their name or #hashtags on the field, it’s starting to evolve into our sports mind.
But as the growth of Twitter continues to sky rocket, players and fans are wondering how they can incorporate Twitter into every aspect of the game.
Twitter has become a great tool to get closer to teams and athletes. It allows the average fan to really be more interactive. I am not against Twitter at all. But sometimes, Twitter can also turn some athletes into selfish brats.
As some of you may remember, MLB is releasing their “Stars & Stripes” caps for this year.
I am not a big fan of these kind of promotions but I still feel that it was a great opportunity for design for the A’s caps. Since the camo is similar to green, it would fit well with the A’s color design.
Now with the designs now released to the public, I now have a chance to see the A’s road version of it. To my knowledge, these S&S caps will be worn on Memorial Day (May 28) and Independence Day (July 4) and possibly September 11.
The A’s are on the road for two of those games with ID4 being a home game. That means the A’s will wear both caps this year. Now I kind of want to have both since both will see the field.
Last year for the first time in their history, the Sharks decided to wear their third jerseys for the entire playoffs. By rule, the team couldn’t flip flop between the thirds and primaries throughout the playoffs. So Team Teal was black at home.
San Jose has decided to wear their thirds again this year and I think it’s a mistake. Last year I think they wore it just to get off some bad mojo. But since it didn’t work, the Sharks need to go back to wearing teal.
As the only team in the league to wear teal, why not go with the look they are most recognized for? I don’t know if it’s for merchandise sales or not, but I believe that in the playoffs, a team shouldn’t wear their alternates. Keep the alternates for the regular season.
It looks like throwback uniforms are coming to an NFL team near you. According to Will Brinson of CBS Sports, Nike is “working on” trying to see if any teams are interested in either throwbacks or new alternate jerseys.
After a very successful (in my opinion) unveiling ceremony, this might be a great opportunity for teams to see what Nike can do for their team. Of course, some teams with rich history like the Chiefs, Packers won’t go the alternate route. But they could easily go back to throwback uniforms. They’ve done it recently and could very well go for it again.
One team that is already working on an alternate this year are the Jaguars. But in 2013, plans are for a complete overhaul so who knows?
But if I was in charge of the San Francisco 49ers’ decision to go throwback or alternate, I’d go in this direction. Here are my top three choices.
This is a very popular uniform amongst the 49ers fans.
Welcome to the new era of NFL football.
The event has come and gone. The unveiling of the new Nike uniforms for all 32 teams went by this morning in New York and in my opinion, I am very pleased with most of what I saw from Nike. There had been some worries as to what major changes the company will do to some uniforms but overall, there weren’t any major surprises.
(Jerseys will be available to pre-order on April 15 at 12:01AM ET. It will take a couple weeks for them arrive.)
Prior to the event, there were some things that we all knew were going to happen. The Seahawks would get a new set, the Panthers would get a new logo, the Broncos are switching to orange as their primary and all teams would have a slogan on their inside collar. Other than that, Nike did a real good job in keeping things a secret.
(The Nike swoosh is reversed on the right sleeve because Nike wants the swoosh to be moving forward. Also, the Panthers are only team I’ve seen with slogan on collar — theirs is dedicated to Sam Mills.)
But now with everything out in the open (and me being a nutty uniform geek), here’s a breakdown of every team’s new uniform set — now known as Elite 51. Here’s a link to every detail about the new technology.
** Anything in bold is a link to photo images of the uniform.
I came across this video and just wanted to share it with you. As you know, I am a baseball cap collector but I don’t like buying fashion caps. I only like buying caps that were used for on-field play.
Unlike this guy, I am very picky and I don’t need to own a cap for every team. But for this guy, he owns every New Era cap ever made for any baseball team. This is his first video and he plans to add more.
I just have to say WOW and good luck to you sir on your adventures.
Nike is taking over the NFL.
Nike announced that they will unveil their new line of NFL uniforms on April 3rd in New York City. The anticipated unveiling comes sooner than expected. Instead of waiting for the NFL Draft to see the new gear, Nike will set themselves up nicely to have jersey sales go through the roof before the draft.
For the most part, I am excited about this. I have voiced some concerns here, there and everywhere, but I think Nike will do a lot better than Reebok did.
Of course, this is just speculation until the actual uniforms are unveiled. After all, even a classic set like the Packers might go through some changes.
Likely for teams that won’t go through new designs, it will mainly be just a fabric change. It might make the jerseys slimmer and lighter and that’s probably all there needs to be. No need to overcomplicate certain things.
Would you like to see NBA jerseys become this?
With the growth of advertising, it seems that everywhere I go I see billboards, ads on every product imaginable. It’s common to see it at ballparks and even in European countries, you can find it on uniforms.
American sports for the most part, has done a pretty good job in disallowing advertisements on team uniforms in the four major sports. However, the NBA might be going in the direction of advertisements on uniforms.
Commissioner David Stern has made an effort to prevent advertisements to appear on team uniforms. Even uniform outfitter Adidas isn’t allowed to have their logo on the uniforms. But if this change does occur, will our uniforms end up being walking billboards? Would that water down the product?
These two uniforms look terrible.
Last night I watched the Warriors and Wizards go to battle on the court and I was instantly turned off when I saw both teams hit the floor. It wasn’t the style of play, but it was the uniforms both teams were wearing. In my opinion, these two teams feature two of the most poorly executed designs in the league.
Both these teams took classic uniforms (Warriors, Wizards) and decided to bring it back by giving it a modern touch. What they did instead was ruin a classic and branded themselves as a team without an identity.
What hurts me the most is that I am a Warriors fan but when I first saw these uniforms last year, I thought the team failed miserably in capitalizing on a potential classic. And when these new Wizards uniforms debuted, I thought the team was just trying to hard.