Now that I've seen the Nike uniforms on players during game action, I can't help but feel slighted. Just last year we finally turned the corner and went back to the royal blue that had been so good to us. Gone were Donahoe's threads of choice. It for me represented more than just new threads, but instead closing the book for good on the worst decade of Bills football my life had seen.
Last years Reebok jerseys were great. Though much debated, I liked the white helmets, liked the colors and overall liked the scheme. Now Nike jumps in and makes a "minor" change that in my book, messes up the Bills "new look" severely.
My dad is 59 years old. He's progressed well into that dad stage of fashion where you don't give a rip what you wear. One of his favorite looks is to put a collared dress shirt or a collared polo shirt under a t-shirt/sweatshirt/jersey. He went to a Cubs game last week, wearing a polo shirt under his cubs shirt. Dont ask me why, its dad-fashion logic.
When I saw the Nike threads, I thought the Blue/white collar deal was very odd. I read about the "technology" that caused the odd neck line. I didnt think much of it at the time. I'm sure it was debated here, but I dont recall much of that debate too specifically because I hadnt yet realized the horror that would befall the otherwise stylish threads.
Fast forward to me watching the highlights of the first pre-season game. I finally see the jerseys, on players, playing live action (yeyeyeyeye). I was thoroughly disgusted by the look. It is terrible. the split color neckline just is hideous. It ruins the uniform look.
In my opinion, Nike has endorsed my dads fashion sense. The Bills jersey makes it look like the players have a collared shirt under the jersey, and that their white collared shirt is hanging out covering part of the jersey. Nike is dressing the BIlls like my dad. Dad fashion has no place in the NFL.