Nike’s proud tradition of visually raping Oregon football fans continues for another season, as the Ducks athletic department has just rolled out another uniform set for the 2009 season. And these things have wings! Just like your little sister’s sanitary napkin. And lemme guess, these new unis are like 12.2 percent lighter or something and I’m supposed to care.
Laminate anti-abrasion shoulder reinforcement, in the form of wings, takes the place of “diamond plate” on the current jersey, a 200-percent savings in weight differential between materials. A lighter weight fabric has also been introduced for non-critical panels, trimming the weight from 7.46 ounces down to 5.5 as 75-percent of the panels from last year’s jersey have been replaced.
Just think of all the times that 2 ounces came between a team and the national championship. Oh, and the Ducks have two white sets of jerseys this year. And they have a new helmet style they’re calling “carbon,” which, I hate to say it, kicks all kinds of ass. Look at it. That’s a helmet I want to drive through somebody’s chest. Good job, Oregon. You, the proverbial blind squirrel, have found your polypropylene acorn.
|via Juiced Sports|