Monday, September 10, 2012

Photo: New NFL uniforms leave little to the imagination

There is nothing America loves more than watching professional football, particularly the National Football League. The NFL officially kicked off its regular season this past weekend which mine as well been dubbed a national holiday around the country. Countless number of pigskin fans huddled around TVs, packed into stadiums and strolled into bars in celebration of one of the most anticipated Sundays of the year -- Opening Day in the NFL.

Although much of the talk revolved around the replacement officials, promising rookies, and Peyton Manning, one of the changes noticed around the league involved uniforms. In a billion-dollar deal that affected all 32 franchises, the league opted to switch to Nike as its uniform supplier after a 10-year relationship with Reebok. The new line of apparel made its glorious debut during Week One.

Nike's marketers emphasize that the uniforms are created with a focus on functionality to maximize ventilation, durability and comfort.

"Designed and engineered from the inside out, the new uniform focuses on creating a system where the baselayer, padding, jersey and pant work in concert," Nike boasts in one of its press releases.

Their fabric was certainly evident during the Lions-Rams game on Sunday as Lions left tackle Jeff Backus illustrates in the photo above. I'm not going to lie, there are worse color combinations you could sport underneath your trousers other than red, white and blue. With that said, I'm hoping this "behind-the-scenes" look doesn't become a fad like "Tebowing" did around the league last year.

A tip of the cap to ThePostGame staff for the story.


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