By John Ekdahl
Colorado State unveiled their new uniforms for the upcoming season, making the switch to Under Armour in the process (thanks to Stephen yesterday for the hat tip):
Rumors of a new apparel partnership began swirling as early as fall camp last year and by spring they were official — Colorado State would be an Under Armour school.
After much speculation and anticipation CSU finally unveiled the new jerseys, essentially ushering in the final piece of the “Bold New Era.”
“Oh man, it’s exciting. Obviously the whole Under Armour talk has been going on for a while now,” wide receiver Austin Gray said, after starring in the unveiling video released by the university Thursday. “It was kind of, ‘when are we gonna get all stuff? At the end of the summer, first of spring?’ We didn’t know. It’s an exciting time.”
CSU stuck with the traditional look instead of opting for the crazy jersey combinations the company became popular for with its flagship school Maryland. The green and gold are prominently featured and it is expected there will also be the pumpkin orange and alfalfa uniforms for the annual Ag Day game.
I tuned into the Yanks game a little late on Friday night and had no idea what the white-brimmed caps were about. Usually the Yankees only deviate from their standard uniform during MLB-required promotions, so I was a bit mystified as I couldn’t think of any reason why they’d wear them. Here’s the reason:
During the pregame ceremony on Friday, the Yankees announced to the crowd: “New Era is the official on-field cap of Major League Baseball and has been a part of MLB history since 1930. On July 21st, the New Era Cap Company hosted the 11th Annual David C. Koch Memorial Gala and Golf Tournament to raise money for the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute in order to raise awareness and help prevent cancer.
“Tonight, in honor of this, the New York Yankees will be wearing the New Era Diamond Era On-Field Batting Practice 59Fifty Cap for the game. In recognition of its long-standing partnership with both the Koch family and New Era and their fight against cancer, tonight the New York Yankees are also pleased to donate $10,000 to the David C. Koch Foundation.”
Red Sox pitcher Pedro Beato wore his batting practice jersey during the game by mistake on Friday night. The rest of the team was wearing their blue alternate jerseys.
These Charleston RiverDogs jerseys are, well, interesting.
LeBron James not only donated new uniforms to his alma mater, St. Vincent-St.Mary’s High School, but also participated in the unveiling ceremony:
On Saturday, they were the lucky recipients of new athletic uniforms for all sporting teams donated by the school’s most famous alum.
James surprised the student body by participating in the runaway fashion show that debuted the new threads. Just as they were about to announce the presentation was over, Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” began to play over the loud speakers at the football field.
That is when James surfaced through a cloud of smoke wearing the all-black football uniform. He sported a No. 9 jersey, the same he wore in high school before giving up football after his junior season to focus on basketball. Students realized it was James when he made it to the end of the runaway, mobbing him before he removed his helmet.