Raiders Keep Classic Look

Well, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis has officially debunked any rumors that the Raiders will be making any changes to their uniforms. Therefore, the Raider Nation can collectively breathe a sigh of relief. Davis put the kibosh on any possibility of the sort when he went on record saying, “The Raiders are not going to change their uniforms,” despite the mounting speculation that has been building since 2010. This has to be a relief ton all Raiders fans as the teams boast one of the best uniforms in all of sports, not just football.

With Reeboks contract running out and Nike set to take on the new NFL uniforms contract for 2012 and beyond, fans went ape excrement (insert imagination here) when Nike brand president Charlie Henson made the following statement in 2010.

“We plan on changing the NFL jersey dramatically just like we’ve done with the college programs.”

I can’t blame Raider fans one bit. The Raiders has never really changed their jerseys. Not since the old AFL style, which I actually would like to see them wear more often. The Raider do not change their jersey’s or retire them. They have a timeless look that has transitioned one decade after another. Why experiment and try to reinvent the wheel now? In fact, up until recent years Raiders merchandise has consistently been among the NFL best sellers.

However, when the news broke fans openly blasted at the mere suggestion that Nike would even consider such action. Speculation only got worse when 32 mock jerseys landed on the internet arousing fan’s concerns and fear. According to Paul Guiterrez from CSNBAYAREA.com, the Raiders new uniform was comprised of a black helmet adorned by the Raiders’ shield, a black jersey with silver piping and silver pants with the Raiders logo on the left hip.

 

Ummmmm……I don’t know. I personally don’t think the new concept uni’s couldn’t hold a candle to the modern day classic’s. In any case, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told ProFootballtalk.com that the individual team and the league work collaboratively to determine the teams logo and uniform scheme. McCarthy then went on to clarify what Nike (Charlie Henson) was alluding to when he made his controversial statement.

“We anticipate new uniform technology,” McCarthy said, referring to the physical make of the uniform, not the aesthetic appeal. “That’s what Nike’s Denson was referring to in his interview in 2010 regarding changes.”

Okay, sure he was. Whatever you want to say, just leave the uniforms alone.

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Brian Mims is an the Executive Writer for Brickhouse Talk. He is well known for his straight forward perspective on sports and all it's aspects. An avid sport fan himself, Brian is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the sports world.

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