NFL’s Latest ‘Bright’ Idea: New Pro Bowl Uniforms [PHOTOS]
The most meaningless All-Star game in all of sports will go through a major change for the 2014 Pro Bowl as teams will be completely shuffled up in a backyard style, fantasy football type of team selection. Along with this attempt at making the game more interesting, the NFL has unveiled the uniforms that will be worn by the two teams.
This latest NFL threads from Nike look like the rejections for Oregon and Oregon State University's latest uniforms. Replacing the typical red, white, and blue that the Pro Bowl has seen with the AFC vs. NFC battle, the Nike Pro Combat colorways of grey with highlighter orange and yellow accents will be the look of the new NFL Pro Bowl. I'm not much of a fan personally, but I will say that the addition of 'achievement stars on the nameplates' is a cool attribute.
Rather than pitting the AFC vs. the NFC, the 2014 Pro Bowl will make fantasy football a reality, allowing players, coaches, and fans to vote for the two teams. Once selected, teams will compete in a “best in the NFL” match-up built around speed and competition.
Jerseys aside, the game has been more boring than any NFL practice or scrimmage. Lets hope the new format for will make things more exciting.
You will see the uniforms in action at the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl on January 26 in Hawaii.
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THE NFL NIKE ELITE 51 UNIFORM
Designed and engineered from the inside out, the NFL Nike Elite 51 uniform focuses on creating a fully integrated system where the baselayer, padding, jersey and pant work in concert. Lightweight padding is also integrated directly into the crucial “hit zones” in the baselayer. Key innovations include integrated Flywire technology in the neckline to reduce weight and provide lockdown fit over pads, increased sleeve articulation for better range of motion, and all-over four-way stretch fabrication to provide a streamlined shrink-wrap fit.
As the official uniform supplier of the NFL, Nike provides all on-field, baselayer, sideline and practice wear for the league’s 32 teams.