Below is a gallery of the new Nike NFL uniforms. Have a look and take the poll to tell people if you like them. You can also comment. Tell me what you think, and I’ll tell you what I think… if you care for what I think.
This gallery is easier to view than the NFL site’s gallery because there are no frequent advertisements interrupting your viewing here, and the thumbnails are labeled and in order! Seriously, NFL.com, you can do much better than that!
Overall, I have to say I’m quite disappointed by the looks of these uniforms. This is the 21st century, and Nike is making uniforms that look like they’ve been around since the 1940s to 1980s, depending on which team you’re looking at. Even the more recent expansion teams have uniforms that look dated, as if to make it seem they had a real long history or something.
Another thing. This is Nike, isn’t it? Since when did Nike become so conservative? Put in some dynamic designs, with fades, explosions, things radiating, more curves, more interesting cuts, emblazon large emblems, etc. There were so many options. Yet, Nike barely changed the logos on these uniforms from the old Reebok ones, when it comes to looks, at least!
The Seattle Seahawks got the biggest change, supposedly, but it barely met my minimum expectations of what these uniforms could have looked like.
Now, as for fit, these uniforms supposedly fit a lot tighter to reduce penalties like holding, and feel more comfortable to play in. That I am definitely all in for! Unfortunately, I don’t get to see any of that on television or at the games. If I shell out big bucks for them, which I’m sure it’s going to be big bucks, they had at least better feel better. I’m a little hesitant on the tightness thing, though considering obesity is an epidemic in North America these days. There are a lot of people I do not want to see in tight fitting jerseys! Wouldn’t you agree?
One final thing about this gallery to present the uniforms. Who the hell did the photography and Photoshopping? A lot of these guys look like they have Charlie Brown syndrome with an extra large head! That’s an extra large head despite having exaggerated shoulders and bodies due to the padding in the gear! Other equipment were also sometimes out of proportion, like helmets in hand. But back to the heads, many of them don’t even look like they got put on right! I’ve seen bobble head dolls where the head has looked more naturally in place than the heads in these photos. What gives???