By Phil Hecken
this was what I stayed up all evening for:
UPDATE: Looks like the Seahawks Draft Caps have been released. And it looks like “gray/silver” (or maybe that’s STILL the “suicide blue”) will be in the new scheme. Tough to tell if it’s a new color (like this) or the same color as before.
UPDATE #2: Take this with a grain of salt, but this is a supposed leak of the Seahawks’ draft cap showing the gray-ish bottom section of the seabird’s neck. If this is indeed correct, can we expect the gray/silver to be featured in the new unis? Guess we’ll know Tuesday.
Oh…there was plenty of “unveiling” going on last night.
Check out the Nike NFL stuff. And new New Era caps. Lots of it. And there were a couple of things we already knew, like the Panthers new logo. Lots of rumors had surrounded the Panthers, including what once was thought could be the new Panthers helmet. This shows that only the logo is changing — not the helmet color.
Will the Broncos change the helmet stripe? George Scordo wonders if the Broncs are “going with a more traditional mid-helmet stripe or if this is a result of lazy screen tinting or just poor design. I tend to think its just lazy design.”
unless something earth shattering happened while I was asleep, it looks like today is pretty disappointing for those of us who expected any word on the Seahawks, or any looks at the new jerseys. Those will be kept under pretty good wraps until Tuesday’s official unveiling. At least we know Paul will have a front row seat and I’d expect he’ll be tweeting away and writing a column for ESPN that day.
If any uni news breaks during the day, we’ll update this page — and if you hear/see anything…post it in the comments below or send it to the usual email addresses.
Sorry for the lack of news — of course, if you’re into NFL gear that isn’t new uniforms — well, then you’re probably happier than a pig in shit. But most of us want to see the unis — even if nothing is changing from what Reebok was producing.
Thanks to Paul, as well as Terry Duroncelet and Tim E. O’Brien for staying up late trying to find out any breaking news. Needless to say, we’re all pretty disappointed. Absolutely NOTHING (of any kind) to be found on the Seahawks sites. Looks like that will be the only surprise come Tuesday.
by Rick Pearson
A visit to “Swingers” constitutes spring training…
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We have another new set of tweaks, er…concepts today. After discussion with a number of readers, it’s probably more apropos to call most of the reader submissions “concepts” rather than tweaks. So that’s that.
So if you’ve concept for any sport, or just a tweak or wholesale revision, send them my way.
Please do try to keep your descriptions to ~50 words (give or take) per image — if you have three uniform concepts in one image, then obviously, you can go a little over, but no novels, OK? OK!. You guys have usually been good with keeping the descriptions pretty short, and I thank you for that.
And so, lets begin:
We start with Matt Armstrong, with a new look for the Falcons:
I love the Atlanta Falcons’ throwback unis. I’ve never really been satisfied with the new logo since they rebranded. I’ve turned the clock back on this uniform concept, and tweaked the old logo to make the falcon a little more agressive. I think it’s a good hybrid of old school and new.
Next up is Michael Schlossberg, with some new gear for the Cats:
This year the Arizona Wildcats basketball team debuted an alternate gray uniform. I thought to create a gray one to wear on the football field, except I thought the all gray was too much for basketball so I kept the helmet blue and made blue pants to go along.
When the basketball jersey’s came out, I found out that entire rest of the country refers to Arizona as just “Zona”, so I created a black jersey to be worn for prime time games. Despite black not being a Wildcats color, black sells to high school kids.
We close with a new logo concept for the Marlins by Jeff Worthington:
I began this logo concept as soon as the new Marlins logo was announced, because I couldn’t stand it.
One computer crash and lost hard drive later, I had to start from scratch, and during a 2 day seminar I completed this in Illustrator as a “hand drawn” concept.
It’s crude, but I figured I’d send it to you.
Thanks for all you guys do!
And that will do it for this week. Check back next week for more.
Mike Engle’s Request…
This was posted in Friday’s comments, and also on yesterday’s main article. But some of you may not have seen it, so here it is again:
Calling all Uni Watchers!
Yes, the St. Louis Cardinals’ striped stirrups are glorious, the Oakland A’s’ yellow sanis and white cleats are quintessentially “swingin’,” and the Miami Marlins’ new home run thing-a-ma-whatzee in right field is a truly epic tour-de-what-the-fuck, but surely, the concession stands beckon every once in a while. With Opening Day upon us, I am writing a piece for the Marcus Samuelsson blog (here’s my repertoire) showcasing the best and most unique MLB food items.
I’m not interested in garden-variety Dodger Dogs or Fenway Franks; for that matter, I can’t really do much with “I swear, Stadium X has the best pepperoni pizza” either, and I’m DEFINITELY NOT looking to list chain restaurants at Yankee
Supercenter Shopping MallStadium. I’m looking for unique food items that you can only get in one place. If it’s regionally awesome, unique, or just completely Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives-style “out of bounds,” I want to hear about it.
Here’s a short sample list of what I *already* have:
• The 24-inch hot dog coming to Arlington
• Curly-W pretzels at the Nats Park
• A hilarious pulled pork parfait from Miller Park
• The Schmitter at Citizens Bank Park
With that in mind, any further information would be greatly appreciated. I’ll do my best to scan the comments for your input, but I’d prefer that you email me at engle at samuelssongroup dot com. If you happen to have an article and/or a picture to go with it, that would be even better, but if you send a picture, please include a photo credit as well.
From each according his stirrvp, To each according his strype,
From each according appetite, To each and every bite,
Thanks Mike. OK readers, if you’d rather post your suggestions in the comments below, that’s fine too. MMMMMMM…I’m hungry now.
Contest reminder… I’m currently running a contest to redesign and rename the Cleveland baseball and Washington football teams. Full details here. I’ve already received at least a dozen submissions, with a few coming in yesterday as well. Contest is open until April 15th, so you have still have some time.
OK. That’s all folks. Sorry about the lack of uni news but that’s just the breaks — it’ll just make Tuesday’s even all the sweeter, right? RIGHT!
Have a great Sunday — no foolin!
“Why schedule a big unveiling event for Tuesday if you’re gonna leak the jerseys on Saturday night (or Sunday, or whatever)? I think we’ll see plenty of new merch between now and 11am Tuesday, but not much — if anything — in the way of jerseys.” — Paul Lukas (at 1:05 am, Sunday morning).