Since 2011, the San Jose Sharks have worn their black jerseys for all their playoff home games. A change was in the works to go back to teal last season but they missed the playoffs. Now that the Sharks are back in the playoffs, it was confirmed by the team that teal is back. All teams must designate one home set and one away set for the playoffs.
This is a big deal for the Sharks as they are the only team in the league with teal as the primary color. Adding to the fact that the other two California teams wear black as their primary, some separation from that would be great.
The teal is a great color for the Sharks and they need to embrace that identity. It may not mean anything in terms of on-ice success, but they will at least look good.
Check out the link in the above article by SportsLogos.net. Through a post on Ebbets Field Flannel’s Facebook page (which would later be deleted), the Mariners are considering going with a cream white jersey and replacing teal with gold.
Whoa whoa whoa!
Where did this come from? Recently the Mariners re-added a teal alternate jersey and I thought the team was embracing their roots. After all, some of their greatest moments happened when teal was the in color.
Teal will still be part of the Jaguars’ uniform set.
The Jaguars are going in a new direction. They’ve already introduced a new logo, and have made black their primary jersey color. But one thing that will remain with them is the emphasis on teal.
In a fan forum, president Mark Lamping addressed the team’s identity in regards to teal.
“The goal was to make a change,” Lamping said. “The idea was to continue to have teal be a part of every uniform that we wear, and that that teal jersey would become our version of that Notre Dame green jersey. Notre Dame has a green jersey they wear occasionally. You don’t know when they’re going to wear it, but when they bring it out, there’s tremendous support and it gets a lot of attention.
“We still do have our teal jersey. We’re just returning it for special occasions.”
Is this the final season we see these?
Label this under speculation.
The San Jose Sharks have been promoting a sale at their team store this entire week. Here are the details via HP Pavilion’s Facebook page.
Don’t know what to wear while you watch the Sharks take on the Oilers tonight?! Come down to the Sharks Store and stock up on jerseys!! All blank premier teal and white jerseys are buy one for $99 or buy two for $140!!! This is a FINtastic deal!!!! =) And if you are a Season Ticket Holder you get 30% off everything in the store (except the jersey promotion!) See you at the tank!!
By this logic, it would be a sign that the team is ridding of their stock because of a future uniform change. This is what normally happens with other teams when they are making a change. They lower prices of the jerseys that will no longer be in use.
Could this be a change for the Sharks next year?
The last teal standing.
After today, the Jacksonville Jaguars will be saying farewell to teal as their primary color. That leaves the San Jose Sharks as the only team left in the four major sports (MLB, NHL, NFL, NBA) that will feature teal as their primary color.
It’s a sad day because teal was a unique color that isn’t used a lot in the professional level and in my opinion, teal was what made the Jaguars unique. It was a product of the identity of the 1990s.
Coincidentally, I am a huge Jaguars and Sharks fan. And now with the Sharks as the only teal team left in the professional level, I really hope the Sharks continue wearing teal as their primaries instead of what appears a favoring toward their black third jerseys.
** For some who are wondering, the New Orleans Hornets and Miami Dolphins don’t wear teal. Hornets are an off shade of blue and the Dolphins wear aqua.
On October 7, the Jaguars will officially make black their primary color and by that, we bid farewell to their teal sets. We still might see them as an alternate, but what’s the point? The Jaguars are saying goodbye to one of the best color schemes in all of football.
When the team first came into the league in 1995, they were the only team with teal as their primary. With a great balance of black and gold, the Jaguars had a modern classic. Even their previous sponsor for their stadium, Alltel, was nicknamed All-Teal.
When they switched to this current set, the gold was de-emphasized and eventually, we’ve now lost teal. I’ve been vocal about my displeasure about this.