GIANTS' UNIFORMS UNLIKELY TO UNDERGO SERIOUS CHANGES AT THE HANDS OF NIKE IN 2012
"At the inception of the 2012 league year, Nike will take over uniform rights for the NFL from Reebok.
It has been established that Nike will aim to have a unique look for the threads, as
they have stated themselves.
New YorkNike CEO Mark
Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws a
touchdown pass against the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter during the
Championship game in San Francisco, California, January 22, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff
Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL
Parker says the company will tweak uniforms, but "respect the teams traditions."
"We’re actually going to have some fun, but respect the traditions of these
teams at the same time,” Parker said.
The New York
Giants have one of the most iconic and recognizable uniforms in sports.
Considering that all logo changes must pass through the NFL and
management of respective teams, do not expect things to change much about the
Most of the "fun" Nike plans on having with the new uniforms will likely
come at the expense of the "third" or "alternate" jerseys of respective teams.
The New York
Giants and San Francisco 49ers are the league's only teams without a third or
alternate jersey (currently).
The Giants have their basic blue and white home and away jerseys. The team
had red jerseys as a tip of the hat to the 1950s teams but stopped utilizing
them after the 2006 season.
unlikely to make very many changes to the threads of a team whose uniform and
tradition has been around as long as the Giants.
One possibility is that Nike could convince the Giants to add a 3rd or alternate
jersey to their collection. Perhaps a tip of the hat to the 1980s and
90sjerseys with the white pants and the "Giants" logo on the helmet."