I’m definitely not the type to travel to the glitzy and glamorous New York City to watch a fashion show. But there are exceptions to every rule, and thus I’m off to NYC today.
But the fashion show I’ll attend on Tuesday is not what you’re thinking. It’s much better. On Tuesday afternoon I’ll be attending the Nike NFL Launch, where Nike will unveil the new uniforms it has designed for all 32 NFL teams in 2012. Reebok had previously held the NFL apparel license, but Nike is the new provider and a new era of NFL uniform and apparel design begins on Tuesday.
Allan Brettman of The Oregonian has a story about the launch and about the details of the agreement between the NFL and Nike. This is a big deal for Nike from a business standpoint, obviously, as they are set to enter into business with the most popular sport in America. But it’s also a big deal for the NFL and its players because Nike is constantly on the cutting edge of uniform design and technology. I don’t anticipate drastic changes in the appearance of NFL uniforms, but I think there will be subtle changes to the design and I think there will be tremendous enhancements to the technology of the uniform.
We’ll know much more about the new uniforms a couple of days from now. In the meantime, though, I’ll be sure to take notes and pictures from my trip to NYC and the Nike NFL Launch. I’ll provide as many updates as I can right here on the vikings.com Blog, and I’ll also be providing constant updates on Twitter. You can follow me here: @wobby.
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