August 21, 2012
Two major NCAA football schools have upgraded their jerseys going into the 2012-2013 season. The Texas A&M Aggies, partnering with Adidas, released their new Lone Star TECHFIT football uniforms. The new jerseys will harken back to the 1970’s utilizing the stripe on the shoulders. In 1975, the Aggies, while in the Southwest Conference, won the conference championship. In 2012 Texas A&M will play it’s first season in the Southeastern Conference, known as the powerhouse conference in America, hoping that the new TECHFIT jerseys will provide some luck as they go up against the likes of LSU, Alabama, and South Carolina. The new uniforms also include a new logo that combines the “ATM” mark with an outline of the state of Texas.
In addition to the boys in College Station, the Oregon Ducks have also unveiled new uniforms for the 2012-2013 season. While the Ducks have previously unveiled somewhat audacious uniforms including liquid metallic helmets, the 2012 uniforms will take a step back from the flashy past. Oregon will continue to wear the metallic helmets, but instead of chrome, they will go with the team’s signature green. The actual uniforms will come in yellow, black, and green, but will feature the duck feathers on the shoulders and around the neck. Each jersey will feature two colors with one color solely on the feather region.
Authentic Store Buzz: Pro League Authentics has announced a new sale. Currently, all MLB jerseys, including batting practice, on field, replica, and authentic jerseys. This includes when you purchase the jersey in store or on the internet.
Authentically Speaking Trivia: Only the Colts, (expansion) Cowboys, Rams, Eagles, Cardinals, and Redskins wore logos on their helmets in ‘60. By the next season with the expansion Vikings sporting a logo, the Lions, Packers and Giants followed suit, while the Browns went numberless. The Bears, 49ers and Steelers added logos in 1962.