New Sixers uniforms: a missed chance
Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on September 23, 2009
I am sorry, but this is a missed chance.
Call me nostalgic, call me old fart, call me (uhm, what’s the opposite of “up to date”?), but these uniforms (pics via Sixers.com)…
… that you can also see here…
… still cannot compete with these:
Few hours before unveiling the 2009/2010 jerseys, Sixers said via Twitter, in reply to a tweet by your fav guido blogger, that the new uniforms would have been “a nice blend of old and new”. As soon as I read that, I started having a bad feeling…
I think that by simply going back to our 1982/83 jerseys – ok, minus the short shorts – we would have done a better job.
But I don’t want to sound too negative or only complain: they are still a HUGE IMPROVEMENT over the ugly ones we wore for more than a decade.
Let’s see the half full part of the glass: it’s nice to definitely get rid of the nonsense black jerseys. And the fact that the new ones have our old logo on (the real, Sixers logo !!) is a big plus, that’s true.
But the red ones look “too Clippers” to me (hey, I love the Clippers and I think their jerseys are very cool… but it’s their jerseys !), and the white ones…well… uhm… they look like… a missed chance.
Not horrible, not bad, and not even mediocre, don’t get me wrong.
More like “coulda/shoulda”, if you know what I mean.