Yes, You Too Can Create an NC State Jersey…Posted by rtmsf on September 10th, 2009
Update: the N&O took the link down. Not sure what that’s all about. Maybe they got another jorts ensemble submission?
A number of years ago, NBA superstar Charles Barkley responded to a question as to how well he liked the Philadelphia 76ers new uniforms with the barb: “They look like my daughter got ahold of some crayons and designed them.” We were reminded of that story when two weeks ago the NC State brass unveiled their new basketball uniforms amid much fanfare on a Twitter update from PackMensBBall (since deleted). The twitterati were all over the new design (see what I did there?), which appears to have been a product of some NCSU marketing guru moron self-consciously coming to the realization that ‘nobody will know who we are if it just says State on it!’ Nevermind that the 1974 and 1983 NC State teams were plenty recognizable with just the “State” moniker attached. Sooo… the very next day after the online jersey rioting subsided, NC State scrapped the jersey and AD Lee Fowler said that their plan is to use a similar jersey to the ones the school wore last year.
But it wouldn’t be the modern media to leave well enough alone. So in today’s Raleigh News & Observer, the local rag is offering a contest for fans to upload their own homemade designs of what the new NC State jerseys should look like. Given the hoops-centric focus of Tobacco Road (yeah, NC State is still a member), this could get pretty good. There are currently two pages of uploaded designs, and here are a few of our current favorites.
Oh yes. The spandex/jorts ensemble. Sidney Lowe should really look into this.