It started with the Cleveland Browns unveiling a new set of uniforms that featured something like 497 different putrid combinations. Now, the San Francisco 49ers – who have some of the best uniforms in all of football – are getting in on the action by debuting a lazy and completely unnecessary alternate black jersey.
Never mind that it’s basically just the regular white jersey turned black, there’s just no reason for this jersey to exist other than to make the organization more money. The 49ers are pretty late arrivals to the black alternate fad, but this one feels particularly heinous. It clashes so horribly with the pristine gold helmet that it no doubt makes the angels cry.
All of the flexed, veiny picture-posing in the world can’t mask how terrible this new uniform is. However, if for some reason you want to learn more about them, you can go here, where you can also make an interactive NaVorro Bowman spin around like a manic (which is pretty fun).
Nike’s takeover of the football world is bullshit.