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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sharks release new home and road jerseys

Here are a couple of videos from the press conference in San Jose unveiling the new San Jose Sharks home and road RBK Edge jerseys. Mike Grier, Joe Thornton and GM Doug Wilson talk about the new design, and take a few shots at their teammates as well.

The new RBK jersey is a little more streamlined, cuts down on weight and water absporption, and has a lot of new technology to increase ventilation, but how is it going to look on your average NHL fan? Sleek may have the metabolism of a thoroughbred racing armadillo, but the rest of us drink beer and eat polish sausage simultaneously while sitting on a couch or a bar stool yelling at Kerry Fraser.

There was a small amount of vocal opposition to the new Sharks logo, and there will be the same amount for the new jersey design, but both will grow on fans quickly enough that they can get back to hating on Anaheim and Los Angeles forthwith. I looked through the press release from RBK and could not find any information on how smog would affect the gains of the new RBK Edge uniform system. Sleek or RK can post a followup on that.

War Brad Stuart.


dbushik said...

And what kind of follow-up does a lame attempt at a jab like that deserve? "I know you are, but what am I?"; something like that? Smog...wow...don't use up all your good material too quickly there PJ.

And the fact that the Sharks new duds are butt ugly has really very little to do with the new RBK style/technology. The logo itself isn't even that bad. Mainly for me it's the orange contrasted bands that look ridiculous. And the shoulder pieces just don't look right.

Those things would look just as bad even if they were made in the old style. They're way too close to the old Gorton's Fisherman the NYI were sporting for a while there.

Earl Sleek said...

It's probably tougher to like your own team's look than it is to appreciate another's. I for one am of the opinion that I like the Kings' and Sharks' looks better than I like the Ducks', but maybe it's just a case of having higher expectations out of the home team.

PJ Swenson said...

Thank you, I will be here all week.

The shoulders on the Sharks jersey do look a little weird. A friend sent me a Bruins jersey from last season with the color block from the neckline all the way down the arms. Use that, remove the stripe on the arms, and use a smaller fin mark on the shoulders instead of a big logo, and I think this jersey will be fine for 10 years.