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#1 CS85

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 11:18

A couple weeks ago, Notre Dame was saddled with the tag of having a high school-level defense, speed-wise. Can 30 percent lighter uniforms make up the difference?

Notre Dame and adidas announced Monday that the Irish will wear new TECHFIT jerseys beginning this Saturday against Western Michigan, outfits that according to a press release feature "a ground-breaking compression fit" and weight "30 percent lighter than standard football jerseys."

As for the technicalities of the redesign, the release described them as such: "A streamlined fit, new fabric, reduced seams and an ultra-lightweight name and numbering system. In addition, the Notre Dame TECHFIT jersey keeps players cool with integrated ventilation zones and moisture management fabric."

Six other adidas schools will debut the new TECHFIT jerseys this month: Michigan, Louisville, Cincinnati, Texas A&M, UCLA and Tennessee.
per chicagobreakingsports.com


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Posted October 11, 2010 - 11:35

I'm looking forward to the day when all football players wear "Space Bag" technology and have to be vacuumed before they hit the field to make sure not one thread can be grabbed by a defender.

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 12:56

Interesting, especially considering the Irish got new Adidas-style jerseys earlier this year...

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 13:11

I'm looking forward to the day when all football players wear "Space Bag" technology and have to be vacuumed before they hit the field to make sure not one thread can be grabbed by a defender.


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Posted October 11, 2010 - 13:14

It must be an absolute biotch to get those things on and off. I couldn't imagine it being a very easy process if they're so damn tight.

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 13:32

It's kind of odd, seeing ND a program who in the past has been very traditional, and holding onto it's traditions, taking such big leaps forward in the aesthetic dept...

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 13:45

And as a side note, because it's fresh in my mind after Island Style posted this Orlando Sentinel pic in the Florida orange jersey thread:

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I find the evolution of pads, sleeves and jersey fit amazing and, in a way, disturbing. (And I'm not really sure I believe Emmitt Smith's performance would be altered by a significant percentage in today's game -- or vice versa.)

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 13:49

Texas A&M wore the Techfit jerseys this past saturday. So much for Notre Dame "premiering" the new uniforms. They looked very nice and clean. Are these the same uniforms that the Giants and Colts have been wearing this season? If so, that explains why Adidas went away from the 3 bar pants stripe to this zig zag pattern so that the stetched pants don't appear all distored. I noticed many of the players struggled with keeping their pads inside the uniform during play.

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 14:06

Let's make this the TechFit thread.

Louisville will have them too. No word on witch game, but it won't be this Friday's against Cincinnati.

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And a comparison to normal jerseys:

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 14:21

The biggest surprise to me is that ND (and Adidas as a whole) appears to be going matte with the new template. And seam-wise, these look to be much better looking than the monstrosities they started the year with.

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 14:24



Not much info (ok, none) just another look.

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 14:55

I wonder if all the TechFit material is going to be more of a matte look? If it is, with Nike and now adidas going to the matte look, football is about to get a lot less shiny. I'd assume that other adidas schools like Nebraska, Wisconsin, Kansas, etc., will be getting these next year.

adidas is really starting to step up their game on the uniform front at the college level (both basketball and football) after trailing Nike in terms of innovation. Interestingly enough it appears to stem from their NBA and NFL (adidas owns Reebok after all) affiliations.

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 15:18

Good for ND. The jerseys their QBs were wearing looked like blouses...

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 15:32

Good for ND. The jerseys their QBs were wearing looked like blouses...

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that's been annoying the crap out of me. that's at least one bonus hopefully.

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 16:00

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no more shiny fabric!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11



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Posted October 11, 2010 - 18:23

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 18:58

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It looks like these are the same jerseys that the New York Giants are wearing.

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 19:23

Heres adidas site for them.

http://www.adidas.co...ry_adidascom=us

Heres a site for Hi res pics of them, just look at the bottom right corner

http://multivu.prnew...r/adidas/46598/

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 21:51

Guys, Adidas =/= Reebok, these aren't the jerseys NFL teams are wearing

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Posted October 11, 2010 - 21:55

Guys, Adidas =/= Reebok, these aren't the jerseys NFL teams are wearing

Adidas owns Reebok, so yes I bet these jerseys are very similar to the new NFL jerseys Reebok has been experimenting with.