February 05, 2011

What If NFL Teams Wore Soccer Uniforms?: Graphic design student Jimmy Nutini answers the question, providing soccer-style uniforms for 13 NFL teams -- complete with sponsors, logos, manufacturer logos and shoulder patches. One fan laments, "Why are the Vikings the only team who got stuck with Umbro?"

posted by rcade to football at 08:09 AM - 10 comments


posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:58 AM on February 05, 2011

I like the Packers home shirt a lot.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:40 AM on February 05, 2011

This idea is so good I expect the NFL to steal it.

posted by rcade at 10:02 AM on February 05, 2011


posted by ursus_comiter at 12:10 PM on February 05, 2011

I like the Buffalo jerseys, but I think the gold and black Steeler jersey is the best of the bunch.

Considering all the other marketing opportunities the NFL has that have nothing to do with the sport (hats, sweaters, phones, etc.), this one would be an awesome one to try in the international markets (at first).

posted by grum@work at 01:05 PM on February 05, 2011

Yeah, these are pretty awesome, but I've always thought that soccer jerseys were by far the most wearable off-field of the big five sports.

They certainly make a lot more sense than those horrible Dallas Mavericks Football Jerseys that Cuban approved five or six years ago.

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:35 PM on February 05, 2011

If the guy is smart, he'll at least apply for an NFL license. The worst they can say is no. But he might get lucky and get approved. If that happens, he'd make quite a pretty penny from these.

posted by cabuki at 06:43 PM on February 05, 2011

Not bad. Most of the styles are still very "New World" in their "busyness" - lots of unnecessary stripes, flashes etc. I know it's personal taste, but I prefer the more traditional ones.

posted by owlhouse at 09:28 PM on February 05, 2011

Most of the styles are still very "New World" in their "busyness"

By that definition, most shirts are "New World" these days. They're very much on the acceptable side of modern, though. (And the one advantage the NFL would have if they tried selling them is that they probably wouldn't feel obliged to tinker with the design every year to wring more money out of supporters.)

posted by etagloh at 12:57 AM on February 06, 2011

I suppose the artist used the teams' existing color schemes but I found it strange that the Kansas City jerseys were so Arsenal-like given that Kroenke controls the Rams and the Gunners.

posted by billsaysthis at 02:40 PM on February 06, 2011

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