Never has the anticipation of a uniform manufacturer switch caused such a stir! After a couple years of panic-filled rumors that were circling the Internet, the NFL has officially revealed their new look uniforms, now being made by Nike. And all of you NFL traditionalists who worried there would be a drastic Oregon-like change by the apparel giant can now stand down.
The new uniforms are -- DRUMROLL PLEASE -- basically the same. Just more Swoosh-ified. The look for the majority of the teams remain unchanged, with the exception being the always daring Seattle Seahawks.
While the build up to the NFL's switch from Reebok-made unis to Nike did reach a fever pitch at times, the idea of a drastic league-wide overhaul was never really in the cards. The decision to change a team's image ultimately falls on each team's ownership group. This made it highly unlikely that some of the more tradition-rich franchises would make any sweeping changes. Be honest: Did you really think there was a chance that a team like the Pittsburgh Steelers would ever change their time honored logo or that the Green Bay packers would lose the classic G on their helmets. Neither did we.
The biggest change is likely to happen with Nike's overall stock value. By securing the rights as the NFL's official licensed uniform and apparel provider for the next five years, experts say the iconic apparel company could be in line for a windfall.
Now that all of fanatics can breathe a little easier knowing we don't have to completely overhaul our sports wardrobe, the NFL still has us covered if we want to add a few new tweaks. The Internet is abuzz with all sorts of pics of the changes.
Now we want to hear from you: What do you think of the changes, and which are your favorites? Tell us what you think in the comments section or over on Twitter @HLNTV.