Are they really that bad?
Team USA unveiled the 2014 USA Olympic sweaters earlier today, and let me tell you, fans are not pleased.
The sweaters could be uglier, I suppose. People don’t design athletic jerseys to make them look bad. Although the creation of the 1979 Vancouver Canucks sweater was simply awful. Just be happy whoever created those sweaters is not American.
The changes to Team USA’s Olympic sweater include:
- The front logo has more detail in the current jersey. The logo is shaped like a badge and has “USA” written within it, which isn’t a terrible addition.
- The artistic display on the arms of the 2010 Olympic sweater isn’t on the 2014 Olympic sweater.
- The shiny stars you see on the shoulders of the 2014 Olympic sweater are a new addition.
- The placement of the stripes are in different areas of the sweater.
My view: Personally, I’m not a fan. However I also don’t find them terrible. After all, it’s not the sweater that matters. Connor says it perfectly below.
Those jerseys won't matter so much when the gold is dangling in front of it. #USA
— Connor (@connorsmall_) August 27, 2013
After seeing the sweaters myself, I was interested in what others had to say. Therefore, I went and did a search on twitter to find tweets I could share in this article. Most tweets included derogatory comments, so I did my best to find appropriate tweets to display.
— Will Pinkston (@WCPinkston) August 27, 2013
@FlyingOrr I think they're absolutely terrible. Expected a great deal more from Nike.
— Victoria (@itsVictoria7) August 27, 2013
The Team USA sweater is especially disappointing when you consider the really good ones they've had in the past.
— Rob in WI (@WisconsinRob) August 27, 2013
Seriously, it's like they took the default jersey EA creates for 'Team USA' in the video games and said let's go.
— Ty Anderson (@_TyAnderson) August 27, 2013
— Devon Supper (@ItsDevonSupper) August 27, 2013
Although you want to look good at the Olympics, it is not a fashion competition. Just win gold medals.. #TeamUSA
— Andrej K. (@BroadStBoobies) August 27, 2013
@FlyingOrr they look like jerseys the US soccer team wears. And no laces? I mean, I like where they're going with it. They need laces.
— FRÄNKĪĘ FØÜR FÎNGĒRŠ (@TakingBackBobby) August 27, 2013
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