How 'Bout Them New Vikings Uni's?
So how about those new Vikings uni's, eh?
Ugliest. Damn. Things. Ever.
Call me old, call me a traditionalist, but I like the old-time uniform style. The Raiders, the Cowboys, the Browns, the (shudder) Packers. The rocket ship stripe infested logo ridden monstrosities that Denver, New England, and especially Arizona now wear are terrible. That Minnesota has now joined the latter group very nearly makes me homicidal.
My brother and I were watching the first preseason game on Monday night, and the entire night we kept making fun of those ridiculous looking uniforms. And we're fans of the team. Imagine what other people think.
My biggest problem with them -- not that there aren't several design problems with them, this is just the biggest -- is the thick white stripe down the side of the jersey, extending from the armpit down to the tail. Its weird looking on skill-position guys in shape; its utterly atrocious on fat out-of-shape linemen. It streches and becomes nearly 1/3 of the shirt on the "big uglies", as Lee Corso would call them, who at least now have a jersey worthy of that name, I suppose.
Sure, the circular stripes are absurd, the "Vikings" script under the neckline is questionable, the redesigned horn on the helmets (don't get me started) is a "why?", the presence of the Nordic Man on the back of the jerseys is unforgiveable -- this is all bad stuff. But surprisingly, none of it is as bad as those wide stripes on the sides. That's how bad they are.
I'm almost hoping they go 1-15 this year so they'll get rid of these things forever. I'm very nearly dead serious. You know I am.
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