Hockey jerseys — Nike style
CasonBlog offers a scathing indictment of the Nike jersey's used in the Olympic hockey tournament last night:
On certain days, every item of clothing the Czechs wore was red-their helmets, sweaters, socks, and breezers, all nearly solid red. It practically burned out the picture tube on my beloved Sony.That sounds ungood.
Personally, I'll confess I've never been overly interested in any aspects of hockey fashion, and that didn't particularly change during the tournament. I do recall thinking I'd like a pair of those funky hockey socks the Slovaks were wearing (picture at right), and, even now, looking at them, they look 'slick'.
Vertical lines on a hockey sock! Sacrilege!
Still, Cason makes some great points about the Nike-ization of hockey, the main one being, in essence: 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it.' Let's just say you'd be hard-pressed to find many who'd complain about the aerodynamics of Team Canada's old, gold-medal winning jerseys.
As Todd Bertuzzi said of the new duds: "They would look good with a pair jeans going to a bar maybe."
And, as we all know, that's for after the game — not during.
(By the way, if anyone knows where to get a pair of those Slovakia socks, lemme know. I'll be the belle of the beer league.)