By John Ekdahl
But really, when is the internet not upset about something?
Team USA stepped into the spotlight during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics in Brazil Friday night, but the team’s uniform choice didn’t go over so well.
There was some praise for the design, but others were quick to point out flaws. Whether they were pointy out the over the top preppy look, or the fact that the design lacked an American flag and more closely resembled the Russian flag, fans weren’t pleased with the final product.
The U.S. Navy is ditching their blue-and-gray working uniform in the beginning of October.
They failed to reduce the number of uniforms sailors must maintain. Their threads put sailors at risk for worsening burn injuries by melting. And sailors said they were uncomfortable and that the only camouflage they offered was when someone fell overboard.
The blue-and-gray cammies originally intended to be the Navy’s mainstay uniform are officially headed for Davy Jones’ seabag, ending a decade of wrestling with a revolutionary uniform concept that failed to get its sea legs despite updates and hundreds of millions of dollars in investment.
The blue-and-gray Navy working uniform, known as the Type I, will be dumped effective Oct. 1, Navy officials announced Thursday, though wear will be phased out over three years. In its stead, the digital woodland pattern cammies, or NWU Type III, will become the standard shore duty uniform across the service. The NWU Type III is a tactical uniform that has a reputation for being more comfortable and officials also anticipate some cost-savings by switching to it.
You might remember the Army had a similar uniform screw up a few years ago.
The Jets and Oilers Heritage Classic uniforms were revealed yesterday.
The Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers will face-off in a Heritage Classic outdoor game on Oct. 23. The game will take place at Winnipeg’s Investors Group Field, which is the home of the Canadian Football League’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
On Friday, both teams unveiled their Heritage Classic jerseys and alumni rosters for the festivities.
— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) August 5, 2016
— NHL (@NHL) August 5, 2016
From Phil, check out the new Georgetown Hoyas football unis.
— Phil Hecken (@PhilHecken) August 5, 2016