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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Unveil New Uniforms [Update]

Maybe I'm still cranky from this morning's other jersey reveal, but the Bucs' new uniform is here, and I can't stop thinking "indoor football."


The enormous helmet logo released two weeks ago promised something bold, and this new Nike-made uniform—announced by the team today—certainly delivers on that. From the press release:

The base uniform color has been energized with richer pewter, juxtaposed with a brighter, more vibrant shade of "Buccaneer Red". In homage to the Buccaneers' early uniforms, the look also features "Bay Orange" as a new primary trim color and accent on both the jersey and the pants. Tampa Bay also becomes the first NFL franchise to incorporate a revolutionary reflective chrome border around the numbers on the front, back and shoulders. The chrome border incorporates a technologically advanced reflective coating that adds a new dimension, increased readability and a unique glow to the numbers.

The font is supposedly inspired by "historical Buccaneer blade carvings." It looks like an LCD readout on a calculator, or maybe an alarm clock.

It's hard to see from this photo, but there are logos everywhere. The Jolly Roger flag appears on both hips, a redesigned secondary "sailing ship" logo is affixed to the right shoulder, and the word "Bucs" on the left.


It is entirely possible that Nike release the Buccaneers' uniform and the U.S. Soccer logo within a half-hour of each other so no one would pay too much attention to either.

Update: Via the Bucs, we now have more photos of both the new home and road uniforms:


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