UPDATE: Looks like we got pulled into this elaborate hoax. According to ProFootballTalk.com, the alternate jerseys are not real. Sorry folks, or perhaps some of you are glad these aren’t real. However, I do believe the Seahawks have plans for alternate jerseys in the near future.
Some of you may remember when the Seattle Seahawks introduced the current uniforms they have now in 2002, which included fearless defensive tackle Chad Eaton strutting down the catwalk.
Well, apparently the Seahawks are at it again, as word has leaked out that Seattle will introduce new alternative jerseys that they could possibly wear during the 2009 season.
Paul Lukas of the uniwatchblog.com, a site devoted to the critique of professional sports uniforms, takes aim at the Hawks alternate jerseys and fires away. Here’s an excerpt.
There’s not a whole lot to say here, except that this jersey takes the Seahawks’ infatuation with lime green neon snot to its logical, awful conclusion. The color’s inclusion in their uni set makes no more sense to me now than it did when the set was introduced in 2002. I hate it in their collar stripe, I hate it in their sleeve stripe, I hate it in their pants stripe, plus I hate it in all the team’s ancillary gear, like sideline caps, "fashion" caps, gloves, ski caps, and even adhesive tape and confetti. And now I’ll get to hate it in a truly dreadful alternate jersey.
GreenGlare.com, which first reported on the uniforms, provides an overall history of the Seahawks uniforms here.
I’m not sure if that’s the imagery you want to project to an opponent like the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
If you’re looking to find out a little bit more on Aaron Curry, Elizabeth Merrill, a senior writer for ESPN.com, has a good feature on the talented linebacker.
Also, half of Seattle’s staff was reportedly down in Southern California for USC’s pro day, presumably checking out quarterback Mark Sanchez. While I think Sanchez would be a nice fit in Seattle’s offensive system, I don’t think the Seahawks will take him at No. 4. They could be looking to possibly trade down, and might take Sanchez later in the draft if he’s available. But I still believe Seattle believes they can win now, and will take somebody like Curry that can help them win now.