As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, today the Blazers officially announced two new uniforms that can be used during the 2009-10 season. Through the official Blazer twitter, pictures were released and it was also confirmed that the jerseys have been approved. It has not been announced when these uniforms will be worn.
The first is a Hardwood Classic throwback to a uniform I believe the Blazers first busted out in 1975. A year I know they wore it in? 1977. Coincidence? I think not. I believe everyone is in agreement that this uni is pretty sick. The second is a brand spankin’ new white uniform with ‘Rip City’ across the front in that classy lower case Blazer font. This one….this one I’m not so sure about. As I tweeted earlier, I’m more in love with the idea of the Rip City uniform than the execution. I’m still torn about it to be honest. For one, I know for a fact that if they wear this on a nationally televised game, I’ll be asked ‘Hey, what’s Rip City?’ about a gajillion times. And then I’ll get the obligatory Rip City jokes. It will be annoying. I can’t be the only one who would have rather seen them just make a white version of the 70’s throwback or maybe even a white version of those early 90’s jerseys. Pre-block lettering….lets just not speak of those. What do y’all think? Here is a photo of both uniforms courtesy of the Blazers: