Thursday, April 2, 2009

Football follows futbol

The Seattle Seahawks unveiled their new third jerseys yesterday. Why do we care? No, this is not the start of a second day of alternate sports here on UF. We care because it seems that the Seahawks have decided to follow the lead of the most successful (winning percentage-wise) franchise in city history--Seattle Sounders FC.

Initially, I was a little skeptical over these new pictures, simply because of the date that they were leaked out. But hell, everyone else online seems to think they are legit, so we will just go with it. Shield your eyes, here it comes.

Wouldja look at that? That is a mighty funny looking soccer shirt. What with the numbers on the front and all.

Except that it isn't a soccer shirt of course. This is the top of the local soccer club.

Yes, Seattle Sounders FC--a club that has all of two official matches in its history--has influenced the local American Football team enough to adopt its colors.

Now, this could be a cross-marketing promotion. Both teams are owned by Paul Allen, Chairman of Charter Communications. (He also had something to do with Microsoft, I think.) Can't you just see a weekend where the city goes green? Some environmental rally followed by a doubleheader of sorts--Sounders game on Saturday, Seahawks on Sunday. The NFL has not released a schedule yet, but look for this to happen either on the weekend of September 19 or October 24, since those are the last two home dates for the Sounders this season.


The Fan's Attic said...

per usual, the soccer one is better than the football one.

strong like bull smart like tractor said...

The Sounders jersey is better, yes. But they're both freaking hideous. I root for the Sounders, but I'm damn sure never going to buy the shirt...