Nike’s new uniforms did little to help the cause of perspiring offensive linemen in Week 1 of the NFL season. Above is a screenshot of Lions tackle Jeff Backus, who sweat through his pants so hard you could see his legs, cheeks, and jockstrap. I think we can officially consider that a wardrobe malfunction. And I think Nike might need to change the kind of material they’re using for their pants, though at least they were able to successfully divert attention from their other NFL uniform issue.
Missouri made their SEC debut on Saturday, and it was clear the football program wanted to announce its presence with authority. The uniforms the team wore were, well, I guess tigerific would be the best way to describe it. There was an overwhelming amount of yellow between the helmets, jerseys, and stripes on the pants. The jerseys had stripes on the shoulders similar to the way the Cincinnati Bengals have it. And the oddest part of the unis was the helmet. The helmets had a new tiger design that wrapped toward the back of the hat. It honestly looked more like a firebird than a tiger. These jerseys actually kind of reminded me of the nasty throwbacks the Broncos wore … and that’s not a good thing.
More images of the unis below:
Athletic apparel companies are in such competition for attention, they’re going to great lengths to get noticed. Even Russell Athletic has joined the likes of Nike and Under Armour by unveiling some crazy threads. What you’re looking at above are the unique honeycomb-pattern uniforms Georgia Tech wore for their season-opening game on Monday against Virginia Tech. What’s interesting about these uniforms is that Georgia Tech’s classic yellow jacket logo is nowhere to be found on the jersey.
In a press released announcing the new jerseys, Georgia Tech acknowledged the change is part of an effort to relate to the new trend in college football.
“Uniform design is a very hot topic among student-athletes,” said Athletic Director Dan Radakovich. “College football players today want to feel they have the most modern, cutting edge designs in which to perform. The key is to maintain a connection to our history and tradition while providing the apparel that attracts the very best student-athletes nationwide.”
They also explained why they chose a hexagon/honeycomb pattern for the jerseys.
“The hexagonal pattern has become synonymous with Georgia Tech, as the shape is considered the strongest geometric object and used by yellowjackets to build their nests.”
Below are more images of the honeycomb unis:
Brock Holt was playing in just his third major league game on Monday when he got the rookie treatment … from the clubhouse equipment manager. The rookie second baseman’s number was placed on the wrong side of the front of his jersey. The stats for the former Rice product through three games: two hits, one walk, one RBI, and one jersey fail.
The Pirates didn’t find it at all amusing:
In regards to Brock Holt’s jersey today, it was a mistake made by a human being and will be corrected.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) September 3, 2012
Phew, good thing they determined the mistake was made by humans. I was worried some jersey-altering ferrets had gotten loose in the Pirates’ clubhouse.
Oregon has not disappointed in its quest to have the most talked-about uniforms in college football. The green and yellow duds you see above are what the Ducks wore for their season-opening game against Arkansas State. They had green jerseys with yellow numbers, yellow pants, yellow socks, and green cleats. The helmets were yellow with the reflective wing pattern. Overall, the uniforms weren’t too dissimilar from what Nike unveiled last week.
Personally, I’m not a fan of all the yellow, though it definitely has a nostalgic Reuben Droughns feel.
Below are more looks at the unis: