Tampa Bay and Jacksonville kick off their respective preseasons with a game Friday night in Jacksonville. While there has been plenty of discussion of how rookies Mike Evans and Blake Bortles will do, or what effect new additions Lovie Smith and a pair of former Seahawks will have on their respective teams, there is not enough discussion of just how ugly of a game this is going to be.
Seriously, look at these uniforms. They're horrible. But which is worse? Vote below.
We like to think that those who work for major design companies like Nike are just more talented than us. They know more than we do. They are more artistic. But Nike's latest NFL redesign shows how random it all is.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveiled their new uniform design Monday morning, and the collective response was less than thrilled. The redesign was the first since 1997, when the Bucs completed the single greatest redesign in sports history. We at the OIL have been sponsoring a uniform design contest for the hypothetical Oklahoma City Roughnecks NFL team. And what we've received from random Internet users with access to graphic design programs is superior to what took Nike two years to develop for Tampa Bay. Take a look at what our readers designed and then look at the new Buccaneers uniforms and tell me franchises couldn't save time and money by crowdsourcing their redesigns and bypassing Nike's expensive design department. For reference, here is the evolution of Tampa's uniforms: