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HolmeZz
04-20-2005, 07:25 PM
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Cards Unveiled New Uniforms

The Arizona Cardinals unveiled on Wednesday new uniforms that the team will wear beginning with the 2005 season. The unveiling took place at the James Hotel in Scottsdale with wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, quarterbacks Josh McCown and Kurt Warner, running back Marcel Shipp, defensive linemen Bertrand Berry and Darnell Dockett, linebacker Karlos Dansby, safety Adrian Wilson, and Big Red modeling the new uniforms.

The uniform change is the most significant in the long history of the Cardinals, who were founded in 1898 and represent the oldest professional football team still in existence. In fact, the "Cardinals" moniker came from the red jerseys they acquired in the early 1900s from the University of Chicago that team owner Chris O'Brien determined were not maroon, as suggested, but really "Cardinal red."

The uniform re-design is the latest in a series of off-the-field changes for the Cardinals, who this past January also unveiled a new team logo. The most significant change will come next year when the Cardinals move into their new state-of-the-art stadium in time for the 2006 season.

While the design and overall appearance of the uniforms is drastically different, the team’s main color scheme of red and white has not changed though the color black has been added as an accent.

Aside from the obvious difference in terms of look and design, the new uniforms also feature some of the industry’s latest in terms of performance-enhancing technology.

The yoke, sleeves, and side panels of the jersey are made of “Knit Cordura,” a high-performance nylon-lycra combination that allows for optimal fit while maintaining maximum strength. The torso of the jersey is made from “Diamond Back Mesh,” a special weave that allows the holes to open up wider and permit more ventilation than the standard mesh. Also, the numbers on the jersey will be made from a special lightweight, stretch-twill fabric that will allow the jersey to fit tighter and better.

Cardinals Cheerleaders also modeled 2005 Cardinals apparel made by Reebok, and were joined by Juan Castellanos of Peoria, Dustin Payne of Gilbert, and Dustin Holmes of Tucson. Castellanos, Payne, and Homes were winners of the azcardinals.com “Your Chance To Suit Up Contest.”

New Cardinals jerseys are available now at the team’s official website www.azcardinals.com and at the Cardinals training facility in Tempe as well as the 12 Valley locations of Sports Authority, the official merchandise headquarters of the Arizona Cardinals. Sports Authority will have a three-day retail exclusivity window for the new product through this weekend.

Bowser
04-20-2005, 07:28 PM
ROFL

VonneMarie
04-20-2005, 07:29 PM
Red on red? :shake:

HolmeZz
04-20-2005, 07:30 PM
They look like Falcon ripoffs.

Coach
04-20-2005, 07:34 PM
Oh...

My...

God...

That's ugly...

Bob Dole
04-20-2005, 07:38 PM
So Arizona decided to go with an NCAA look to match their NCAA play?

tomahawk kid
04-20-2005, 07:42 PM
Apparently they thought they needed to look more like the Atlanta Falcons....

HolmeZz
04-20-2005, 07:44 PM
http://www.cardinalsproshop.com/main_objgroup.cfm?nCategoryID=23&nObjGroupID=141&sAuxTitle=New%20Jerseys

The ones with the white trim on the back actually look kinda nice. Very Falcon-esque though.

el borracho
04-20-2005, 07:49 PM
Lame.

Logical
04-20-2005, 07:51 PM
The all red sucks monkey balls.

keg in kc
04-20-2005, 07:53 PM
jesus christ that's f*cking awful.

Brock
04-20-2005, 08:10 PM
just as stupid as everything else about the team.

jcroft
04-20-2005, 08:19 PM
I actually like them okay (the red/red is a bit much, but the others are fine) -- but they definitely look too much like another team (Falcons). Really should have separated themselves more.

dtebbe
04-20-2005, 08:35 PM
Kurt Warner looks slow in every uniform he puts on. I guess that's the downside to be a slow white guy.

DT

TEX
04-20-2005, 09:56 PM
They look too much like an arena team for my liking, but that's just my opinion.

wazu
04-20-2005, 09:58 PM
Kurt Warner looks slow in every uniform he puts on. I guess that's the downside to be a slow white guy.

DT

He also has too much arm hair.

Frazod
04-20-2005, 10:01 PM
I like the red on red. Wish we'd do it. :harumph:

Patrick
04-20-2005, 10:02 PM
He also has too much arm hair.

And he is also married to a wire-haired man-goblin. I guess that would be strike three for ol' Kurt, lol.

jspchief
04-20-2005, 10:07 PM
And he is also married to a wire-haired man-goblin. I guess that would be strike three for ol' Kurt, lol.I thought he married Webster's mom, Mrs. Papadapolis.

Frazod
04-20-2005, 10:08 PM
And he is also married to a wire-haired man-goblin.

ROFL

Count Alex's Wins
04-20-2005, 10:08 PM
Not bad.

SNR
04-20-2005, 10:09 PM
Yeah, having the Cardinal look more pissed off on the helmet won't change the attitude of the team.

whoman69
04-20-2005, 10:35 PM
Red on red? :shake:
They already have that, but I'll concede the point.

What I find strange is more uniforms like Denver and Seattle came up with. When did the NFL start taking its cues from the Arena league?

Count Alex's Wins
04-20-2005, 10:36 PM
DAMN Larry Fitzgerald is TALL. He's at least 6'2 judging from this photo.

suds79
04-20-2005, 10:38 PM
Wow those are horrible.

Like on like colors just should never happen.

wazu
04-20-2005, 10:39 PM
Yeah, that'll fill the stadium.

CanadianChief
04-20-2005, 10:40 PM
Apparently they thought they needed to look more like the Atlanta Falcons....

Maybe they thought they'd sell a few Ron Mexico jerseys this way?

chiefs4me
04-20-2005, 10:46 PM
Not bad...but they should of showed a back shot for me to be sure....;)

Rausch
04-20-2005, 11:00 PM
Looking more like the Lambs won't make Kurt play more like when he was with the Lambs...

morphius
04-20-2005, 11:26 PM
I don't like them much, but the red on red makes sense with the team name, but I would keep the red pants with the white shirt.

jAZ
04-21-2005, 12:11 AM
I'm kinda of a fan of teams sporting red on jersey's and white pants.

Otter
04-21-2005, 12:12 AM
Boy, that would suck having to model those.

ROFL

easymobee
04-21-2005, 12:28 AM
Boy, that would suck having to model those.

ROFL

I want to see Surtain model his.

Gravedigger
04-21-2005, 01:43 AM
They look like arena football league jerseys

Ultra Peanut
04-21-2005, 05:32 AM
I'm pretty sure some ACC team also wears that style... either VPI or Miami, I think. Maybe NC State.