COORS LIGHT STADIUM SERIES™ JERSEY REACTION: PART 2
Well, yesterday the LA Kings and Anaheim Ducks Coors Light Stadium Series™ NHL Chrome Jerseys™ were released… and boy… were people on the internet
excited thrilled pleased definitely talking about them…
People that complain about the kings jersey should really take a look at the ducks one. Now that is just "U G L Y you ain't got not alibi"
— †♡Pocahontas♡† (@Ney0722) December 3, 2013
The NHL is trying way too hard with these Ducks and Kings Stadium Series jerseys when solution is so obvious. pic.twitter.com/VIcgt2LNZX
— Ryan Rosenblatt (@RyanRosenblatt) December 3, 2013
Kings and Ducks Stadium Series jerseys look so fucking brutal
— Jap (@ItsTheJap) December 3, 2013
The Ducks and Kings should both feel ashamed for those jersey fouls they've committed. Yikes.
— Daniel Spevak (@Flyrfn144) December 3, 2013
Did the Kings and Ducks agree to give a bonus goal to whichever team showed up to Dodgers Stadium with the uglier jersey?
— Mike TannenbaumBerg (@ColdSportsTakes) December 3, 2013
Isles jersey is pretty good looking. Love the Ducks jersey, and the Kings jersey is pretty cool as well. That's gonna be a good looking game
— MacEwan (@SpiritofSarcasm) December 3, 2013
Those kings & ducks jerseys make me wanna puke. Unfortunately looks like some one beat me to it. Looks like someone threw up on getzlaf
— Press box Henrique (@henriquesego) December 3, 2013
The kings stadium jerseys are sexy as fuck as for the ducks are u fucking kidding me right now bud
— James Mulvina (@mulvinaman) December 3, 2013
The kings jerseys look like the Oakland raiders poop and the ducks look like emo flyers
— Sean H (@SeanHanna44) December 3, 2013
I actually kinda dig the Kings Stadium Series jersey, but OH MY GOD THAT DUCKS JERSEY BRB THROWING UP
— Brittany Crawford (@britlovesmusic) December 3, 2013
Stadium series jerseys. Kings = classy, Ducks = *vomit*
— Damo (@newjerseydamo) December 3, 2013
why are we discussing how ugly the kings/ducks jerseys are when we could be talking about how dumb an outdoor game in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA is
— (@_eralc) December 3, 2013
— Alex Curry (@Alex_Curry) December 3, 2013
— Patrick O'Neal (@Patrick_ONeal) December 4, 2013
Who Wore It Best?
First, you should all go read what noted Jersey Expert John van der Woude of Hockey by Design has to say about the Kings and Ducks Coors Light Stadium Series™ Jerseys. And after that… we’ve assembled the #TeamTRH Players to give their input and thoughts about the newest entry to the long line of honored LA Kings jersey history.
As the self-proclaimed The Royal Hashtag resident fashion expert, I feel my opinion is the only one that matters when it comes to these new jerseys. Yes, yes, everyone will bash these new jerseys ad nauseam saying things like the sweater lacks color, and even some jerks will point out it has dirt on it.
If you look really close on that sample LA Kings Coors Light Stadium Series™ jersey… there is dirt on it. pic.twitter.com/Bjs09KJsB4
— The Royal Half (@theroyalhalf) December 3, 2013
But they’re all wrong. The jersey is fine. Just look at the SCIENCE that went into making these jerseys. Hard-working scientists scientifically scienced these just so all of you classless Kings fans could mock them. #smdh.
Chrome Cresting: The logo is HI-RES, as opposed to the shitty low-res jerseys rampant in the NHL today. IT’S NO LONGER THANKSGIVING BUT YOU SHOULD STILL BE THANKFUL.
Lace-up Collar: Would you rather have real laces, or this?
Lettering/Numbering: The numbers are bigger and slightly moved around because when I’m staring at Jeff Carter’s ass what I really want to be doing is looking at his number.
And just a quick note on the Anaheim jersey: An orange jersey was just a matter of time. You did this to yourselves, Ducks fans.
“Leave the orange jerseys to the soon-to-be Anaheim Ducks fourth jersey.” –Flubber McGee, 8/23/13
There is one things that Kings fans do very well, and that’s complain about everything. Now there are some things that are understandable — like the Kings Anthem and the awful food choices inside Staples Center — but the new Outdoor Series jersey should not be one of those. The Kings did try something new with this sweater by going with silver as their primary color for an experience that we will probably only see twice in Kings History (which would then surpass the Burger King jersey as the least used Kings sweater in team history). It also seems as though the Kings were told by the NHL what they could and couldn’t do. This, unfortunately, affected both teams, and created this Silver vs. Orange matchup. Because of this, the Kings couldn’t really go to a vintage look with Forum Blue or Gold in their sweater, which we would all agree would have been a better look.
— Zack Perdue (@zackperdue11) December 3, 2013
It could have been better, but when the NHL and Reebok has their hands in the design more so than the Kings do themselves, it’s not surprising that the new sweater is not a fan favorite. On the other hand, I’ll gladly be paying for a replica jersey that’s barely better than a cheap knockoff from a sweat shop in China. If anything that’s the bigger travesty here, how awful the Reebok Premier jerseys are. They suck.
The Kings and Ducks jerseys are just proof that the NHL doesn't REALLY want hockey to catch on in Southern California pic.twitter.com/zFymN5jMdm
— Indiana Matt (@Indiana_Matt) December 3, 2013
I'm not saying Getzlaf looks fat in the Ducks' Stadium Jersey. But Getzlaf looks fat in the Ducks' Stadium Jersey. pic.twitter.com/QNpX7VaaSz
— Indiana Matt (@Indiana_Matt) December 3, 2013
Tune in Wednesday night at 7:30pm to watch the LA Kings vs Anaheim Ducks from January 27, 1996 … only on Fox Sports West!!! Also, be sure to check out a brand new Kings Weekly this Thursday night … only on Fox Sports West!
— Jack Wilson (@JACKaWILSON) December 4, 2013
Are you looking to buy a Stadium Series Jersey and unsure of which to buy? Well then here’s a brief buying guide for you…
If you’re looking for something that will be as forgettable as Ethan Moreau’s time in LA, then the Kings’ Stadium Series Jersey is for you. It’s got the charm of cardboard, can help you blend into a cinder block wall, and can finally make you feel like you’re playing hockey in the movie “Pleasantville.”
But if you’re searching for a Jersey that makes you look like a total shithead for spending hard earned money on something awful, then the Ducks’ atrocity-of-a-jersey is what you’re looking for. It’s color scheme of BLINDING FUCKING ORANGE
and — actually, we’re not sure if there’s any other colors because of the BLINDING FUCKING ORANGE — is as beautiful as a 68-year-old pulled-back Orange County housewife.
So if you want to look like one of the Fanta girls or the Orange Julius mascot, then the Ducks’ Stadium Series jersey is up your alley.
These jerseys are fantastic. They combine the hideous logo that looks like the evil Pringles man (and reminds me of the Kings’ most incompetent era) with the feeling that I woke up more colorblind than my gassy dog. In terms of a classic, enduring look, you can’t miss the mark much more than this monochromatic mess. …unless you plastered a webbed “D” over a long sleeved construction vest, of course.
My initial reaction to the jerseys was horror and illness, mostly because I had to look at Ryan Getzlaf first thing in the morning.
Thank god Getzlaf has his helmet on for that photo or I would have to call in sick to work
— Brigitte Lynne (@OneGirlOnePuck) December 3, 2013
His wife must be spending a lot of his money to put up with that face. Then I decided to look again and it’s still just as bad, but at least Getzlaf looks like a fat parade float, which makes me laugh. There’s really nothing redeeming about these jerseys, they’re cheap and poorly designed. I’ve always hoped a team would do a grey jersey, but this is just a piece of crap that will make both teams a shit ton of cash. I’m already dreading going to Anaheim for games and watching those horrible orange monstrosities clash with my beautiful Red Wings jersey. Orange and Red do not go together well, my eyes already hurt.
Overall these jerseys match the game itself perfectly: Poorly planned and a shameless money grab, so bravo. But, as awful as these jerseys are, Spike will buy both and wear them because he is an idiot.
Didn’t I already reveal the Coors Light Stadium Series™ Jersey?
Perhaps I’ve prematurely reached full blown “curmudgeon” status but I find more and more that my attitude regarding the NHL and it’s marketing campaigns can you usually be summed up in the following sentiment.
“Well … I suppose they could have cocked it up worse than that.”
Nothing could elicit this response more than the jerseys for the Dodger Stadium game between the Kings and the Ducks.
Neither jersey took any particular risks and neither one uses any contrasting or complimentary colors to create any kind of interesting visual impact. They’re just there.
If Colonel Sandurz's uniform and Captain Picard's uniform had a baby it would be the LA Kings Stadium Series jersey. pic.twitter.com/XDfhIZxl3p
— All The Kings Men (@KingsMenPodcast) December 4, 2013
Sure people will make the requisite jokes about the Ducks jerseys looking like traffic vests and I’ve joined the chorus of people comparing the Kings jersey to smog, but the reality is neither of these jerseys is particularly offensive. But neither are they particularly inspiring. They’re just another cookie cutter production from a league that is becoming better and better at creating products that will appeal to as broad an audience as possible in order to maximize profitability. So good for them.
But some forum blue and gold would have looked cool under the stadium lights wouldn’t it?
Aside from the chrome logo, I like them. Going back to sleep now.
*EDITORS NOTE: HSTHB is not an early riser but woke up at 9am to see the jersey unveiled.
Well, we’ve reached the end of the #TeamTRH Coors Light Stadium Series™ NHL Chrome Jerseys™ Reveal Roundtable™… and I have to be honest with you. I don’t mind them all that much.
If they took away that awful logo.
I’ve never been a fan of that LA Kings crown. And especially when it’s been “Chrome’d.“
So slap the LA Kings current “Home Plate” logo on that Stadium Series™ jersey and I’m fine with it. But we really shouldn’t be talking about how awful the LA Kings jerseys are… we instead should be talking about how someone at the NHL Marketing Department said “yes” to this:
Putting “OC” on the shoulder patch of a NHL jersey.