Ever since yesterday afternoon, I've been going over in my head how I'd talk about the Avs new monstrosities...I mean jerseys. I love hockey jerseys; I own more than I can count and was incredibly excited (and a bit nervous) to see what the Avalanche would unveil yesterday. In honor of the unveiling, I wore my beloved Sakic 3rd jersey.
Talk about a letdown. I really don't understand how they could have gotten so many things wrong. The team has taken what was one of the most uniquely interesting designs in the league and turned it into some sort of 3rd rate roller hockey pullover. Awful. I get that teams want to change things up a bit to help drive new jersey sales - I don't begrudge anyone of trying to make a semi-honest buck. But, jeez, couldn't they have tweaked the jerseys in a GOOD way? These new things are just awful. I've been trying since yesterday, but I have yet to be able to come up with one good thing to say about them. About the best I can do is that they'll still have the arched letters on the nameplate. Woohoo. Congratulations on not fucking up one thing, Colorado. Everything else about them is a complete jump in the wrong direction.
I'd go on...but Joe at Mile High Hockey has already summed up a lot of what I was going to say about these little gems.
I don't like to wish ill on anything Av related, but I hope people avoid buying these like the plague. I'd love for the team to get a clear message that this awful decision needs to be undone as soon as possible.