Tampa Bay Buccaneers Unveil New Uniforms -- And They're Awful
Posted by Brent Lee on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 12:00 AM By Brent Lee / March 4, 2014 Comment
The uniforms — which inexplicably feature red numbers that look like the LED digits from my alarm clock — have had the web buzzing over the last 24 hours with a variety of opinions from NFL fans in Tampa and all over the country. As usual, venting via Twitter was a popular catharsis for those who were less than pleased with the new unis...
I've been a #TampaBayBucs fan since 1978. After Schiano and this, I'm out. Thanks for the fun. http://t.co/l3EnTR9eIe via @espnnfl — ScruffySquirrel (@ScruffySquirrel) March 3, 2014
Lord have mercy the new #TampaBayBucs uniforms are absolutely hideous!!! — Michael Ontiveros (@mho22) March 4, 2014
Ummm....wow is all I can say.... #TampaBayBucs pic.twitter.com/qcICLe2sxU — Brooks Barnes (@BrooksBarnes1) March 4, 2014As you might expect, despite some of the less-than-positive feedback online, representatives from the Bucs were guzzling their own Kool-Aid while gushing over their new gameday duds on their website:
“Today marks the culmination of more than two years of research and planning to bring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into a new and exciting era of our history,” said Buccaneers Co-Chairman Edward Glazer. “We worked closely with our partners at Nike to design a uniform that would set the standard for both design and functionality. The result is a sleek, modern design that honors our championship past while also establishing a new, bolder identity moving forward.”Two years of "research and planning" went into these? I hope most of that time was spent on something other than what they look like. To be fair, maybe I'm all wrong here. There is no accounting for taste, and I'm admittedly no expert on fashion, so maybe this new jersey design is an avant-garde masterpiece and I'm just too blind and ignorant to see that? (Hell, I kinda liked the old school, orange cream Buccaneer jerseys, so what could I possibly know?) Seahawks — that Nike has brought their "bold" and "sleek" look to... ...but these new monstrosities in Tampa are uninspired, unattractive and straight ugly. Ug-ly.