Nike Gives The NFL A Makeover
Ever since it was announced that Nike would be taking over for Reebok as the new league apparel maker's it seems fans were a little nervous about just how extreme Nike's make-over would be.
The NFL unveiled the new uniforms Tuesday and the players seemed to be very pleased and excited about their new threads. A gridiron themed fashion show that featured one player from each franchise (and no your favorite NFL player wasn't ripping the run-way) to model each teams new design. This all took place at a Brooklyn film studio where a bunch of Nike big wigs (aka suits) put on a half hour "making of the uniforms" presentation to say the least. They then had the players walk out onto an artificial turf-covered mini-field, suited up from head to toe in their new gear and lined up in four rows. As the house lights came on so did the players helmets to complete the new look.
"The goal of the redesign was to combine tradition with innovation'' said Commissioner Roger Goodell.
He went on to say
''Some teams will lean more toward the traditions, but you can see here you can put innovation into the uniform without changing the look, necessarily, about it.''
Nike has already been the apparel maker's for a bunch of college teams and they are incorporating some of their designs into the NFL as well. For example, the gloves that create a school's logo when a player holds his hands together, palms out will now be displayed at all NFL games as well as in stores among new T-shirts, Jackets, hoodies and other team apparel. So what did the players have to say and which team had the best uniform you might ask? According to the Saints running back Pierre Thomas,
''Seattle has the hottest uniform right now so I'm a little jealous. But I still love my all black. I think it looks nice.''
Jermichael Finley of the Green Bay Packers had this to say,
''It clings to your body so nobody can hold you, it's a real nice advantage. Because you get a lot of grabbing on the field.''
Lastly Joe Haden, defensive back for The Browns, made a good point in saying,
''They feel like a little better edition of my Florida jersey. More ventilation in them to keep you cooler. The Browns, it's all about traditions. A lot of the Browns fans they didn't want us to change up. They wanted us to feel better in the uniforms and to fit better and all that, but about the look, they really didn't want you to change it up at all.''
Which team do you think looks the best?