The Tampa Bay Buccaneers tweeted out a picture of the new uniforms they expect to start using in the 2014-2015 season, and it looks like they are trying too hard.
Buccaneers co-chairman Edward Glazer talked about the process on the team’s official website.
“Today marks the culmination of more than two years of research and planning to bring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into a new and exciting era of our history,” Glazer wrote. We worked closely with our partners at Nike to design a uniform that would set the standard for both design and functionality.”
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) March 3, 2014
They are the first team to use a chrome border around the numbers. While the team thinks that is a benefit and groundbreaking, some sports writers have been comparing the typeface to that of a digital alarm clock.
It’s certainly a departure from the uniforms of all other NFL teams. With the success of college football teams rebranding themselves with high-tech uniforms, it was only a matter of time before professional football followed suit. There have been rumors that the Denver Broncos will unveil a top-secret, totally different look for the 2015-2016 season.