By John Ekdahl
The official unveiling of the new uniforms will take place today at 3:30pm.
Thursday night was just the appetizer. The oh-so-briefly-live video that appeared on Virginia Sports TV’s YouTube channel highlighted some key features of the new UVA football uniforms. Reports followed that Friday would see the full rollout.
Those reports were partly true, with the brief promo video below coming out Friday evening.
College football kicks off tonight.
You've been waiting … here's a sneak peek.
Full reveal Saturday at 3:30 ðŸ”¶âš”âš”ðŸ”· pic.twitter.com/ZEZ0dbGALt
— Virginia Football (@UVa_Football) August 26, 2016
This has been a little bit of a messy rollout, as Virginia Sports TV published a video featuring the new unis on Thursday night, which was quickly taken down. Then, UVa’s Equipment Manager said to stay tuned Friday for the reveal. In any event, it appears we’ll get the official release tonight.
The Altoona Curve will be wearing uniforms modeled after the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight, as a tribute to Roberto Clemente. The uniforms (jerseys?) will also be auctioned off for Roberto’s charity.
Tribute to Roberto Clemente Night: It will be one of the most special evenings in Curve history, as the Clemente family has helped the Curve put together an all-encompassing night to honor Clemente and the Pirates. The Curve will be donning 1971 Pirates-style uniforms that will be auctioned off for the Roberto’s Kids charity, and there will be special appearances by the Pirate Parrot, Pierogies and Bucco Brigade and by Pirates’ legend Manny Sanguillen.
— Sean McCool (@NotSoMcCool) August 26, 2016
The Cardinals will be wearing these caps today. Here’s another view from Instagram.
— Jim Hayes (@TheCatOnFox) August 26, 2016
I imagine it’s going to be hard to solve this case in Canada when police are on the lookout for “men in full hockey uniforms“.
The Manitoba Canadian Royal Mounted Police are on the lookout for two men who robbed a beer store in Russell, Manitoba on August 15.
It’s not an unusual crime, until you factor in the one guy wearing a full hockey goalie uniform AND carrying a stick.
Per the Ottawa Citizen, the men were captured on store surveillance shattering the front door of the store and making off with several cases of beer. The “goalie” wore a No. 17 jersey, a blocker pad and a trapper mitt.
Mission Viejo High School in California has 28, yes 28, different uniform combinations going into this season.
Mission Viejo (Calif.) is coming-off the school’s first state football championship last year, and when the Diablos take the field Friday night against Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.), the players will have a uniform wardrobe fitting a state champ. Earlier this week, the team used a YouTube video to unveil its 2016 look that features 28 uniform and helmet combinations.
USA Today asks if these high school football uniforms, worn by New Richmond in Ohio, should be legal.
OK, so caveats at the outset: This photo is blurry. It’s apparently a screen shot taken from a television image, be it local news or live feed.
Regardless, it clearly depicts black-on-black as part of an all-black ACDC-style get up for New Richmond in Cincinnati. As much as they may be stylish, they’re not functional. For instance, even in a close up shot, can you tell us whose number that is? Really?
— Jim Maniaciâœ (@jimmaniaci) August 26, 2016