Finally we get to see what the Winter Classic jerseys will look like. Modeled by the children in the video, we got exactly what we were expecting after initial leaks. Now that we know this, I am glad it turned out the way it was supposed to turn out. Color vs colors will be a great touch to the game and I hope this will be a great show.
Good job NHL. After blowing it with the lockout, at least you kept it right.
*** Those alumni jerseys don’t look bad either!
Throwbacks now seemed forced.
The Miami Heat have worn these 1990s throwbacks nearly every game since they were first worn a few weeks ago. I guess it’s a good luck charm since they are on this winning streak.
As much as I like them going throwback, it’s a little too much. Sometimes a throwback is appreciated when it’s seen not as frequently. But with the Heat, they are killing the uniqueness of the set. From the bad fonts, ugly dropshadow, imbalanced piping, it was all bad.
And surprisingly, the Bulls decided to match them with their throwback. This was one of my favorites growing up but after viewing it, I don’t think it’s as good as I thought it was. The pinstripes are nice, but I don’t know if it works in today’s basketball. It’s a good uniform for the 1990s, but I am glad it lasted only two seasons then.
I like throwbacks as much as the next person, but too much of a good thing can be harmful. This is that one case and the Heat are abusing it.
Classic 1990s throwbacks.
The other night, we saw the Suns wear their gorgeous black eclipse uniforms and it brought me back to when basketball was so big for me. Tonight, the Bucks will wear their green uniforms. This nostalgia run has got me excited.
As you can see from the above photo, these teams will wear these throwbacks in the upcoming games and I could not be more excited.
Despite the logistical design flaws of big letters, gradients and pointless dropshadows, this was a time in basketball when I really fell in love with the league. Seeing these on the floor one last time is really a great high five for the league.
The Suns are wearing this right now. Oh it looks so beautiful. It brings me back to the days of Charles Barkley and Rex Chapman.
I am so glad to see these uniforms and I know this is just a precursor to what the Suns will be wearing next year.
Good job Suns.
St. Louis Rams COO Kevin Demoff was on a radio show and touched on a lot of various topics. One topic was the possibility of a new uniform for the Rams. At earliest the Rams could change to a new set would be 2014 but that hasn’t stopped the talk about what the new uniform set could look like.
The Rams have sported their current set since the 2000 season and it has remained mostly unchanged. The idea is that the team might want to revisit their uniform set from the 1960s.
This set harks back to the day of the ferocious defensive line led by Deacon Jones. Its simplistic feature of only two colors made this Rams team one of the best looking teams of all time.
I got it!
When the A’s wore their Oakland Oaks throwbacks on my birthday, I realized that I had to get it. I unfortunately live in LA and the opportunity to buy the limited supply at the Coliseum didn’t happen for me.
But I found out that Ebbets Field Flannels makes them but for at a crazy $200 per jersey. I followed them on Twitter hoping that maybe one day they would have a sale. They did.
They said earlier in the week they would reveal a half-off sale on Facebook before sending out an email to the newsletter subscribers. Since I am on the Facebook, this was easy for me.
The problem was that they didn’t say when the sale would begin. They just told people to watch out. But I wasn’t going to hang onto the computer all day. I just had to hope I was online when the sale went live.
Memories of when I first fell in love with basketball.
So this is the news that has gotten me all excited. It appears that a portion of NBA teams will throwback to the 1990s this season. As you can see from the above graphic, those are the teams that will be participating in this promotion and what is being guessed as to what they will be wearing.
These uniforms were aesthetically terrible. But I love them because they were the trend of the 1990s and more importantly, it takes me back to when I fell in love with basketball. I don’t recall much of the classic uniforms because these were the uniforms I grew up with.
It’s unique in a sense that most times, throwbacks go back at least a couple decades but these uniforms are still part of my generation. It’s really nice to go back to when basketball was truly king of the world. (And funny to be reminded that Charles Barkley wore three of these.)
One looks bad. The other one looks great.
I knew about the new road uniform changes for the Giants months ago but I didn’t really have a strong opinion on them until I actually saw them in action this weekend.
So the Giants now have two different road gray jerseys — the first team to do that since the 2008 Rangers (photos here, here) and one of them looks really good. The other one looks like a big mess.
There are subtle changes to the primary but they are not improvements to the set. In fact, they’ve made it look a lot worse.
Let’s take a look at both the jerseys and see what’s new.
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.