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Winnipeg Blue Bombers Alts - Irregular Sleeve Stripes


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I am watching the Banjo Bowl on TSN, and the Bombers look great in their alts (sorry I couldn't get a screen cap...maybe someone else can). If you look closely, some players have the correct white-gold-white sleeve striping, while many others are wearing a gold-white-gold pattern.

Could this be yet another thing that Winnipeg has messed up this season?

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Epic fail by Reebok.

The gold-white-gold striping has never to my knowledge been worn by the Bombers, and even if I'm wrong and it turns out that it was actually worn for one game in the 1970s sometime, it is amateurish beyond words to mix two different jerseys on one team.

How hard is it to look at a few pictures from the 1980s era (which is the era these jerseys are supposed to throw back to) and actually notice the striping pattern that was used?

How does Reebok explain this? They should be embarrassed by this bungle. 30 seconds of Google image searching would have prevented this from happening.

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Epic fail by Reebok.

The gold-white-gold striping has never to my knowledge been worn by the Bombers, and even if I'm wrong and it turns out that it was actually worn for one game in the 1970s sometime, it is amateurish beyond words to mix two different jerseys on one team.

How hard is it to look at a few pictures from the 1980s era (which is the era these jerseys are supposed to throw back to) and actually notice the striping pattern that was used?

How does Reebok explain this? They should be embarrassed by this bungle. 30 seconds of Google image searching would have prevented this from happening.

Wouldn't the fault lie with Winnipeg for allowing the player's to go out with 2 different sets? Reebok deserves some blame but the equipment manager should have spoke up too.
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Epic fail by Reebok.

The gold-white-gold striping has never to my knowledge been worn by the Bombers, and even if I'm wrong and it turns out that it was actually worn for one game in the 1970s sometime, it is amateurish beyond words to mix two different jerseys on one team.

How hard is it to look at a few pictures from the 1980s era (which is the era these jerseys are supposed to throw back to) and actually notice the striping pattern that was used?

How does Reebok explain this? They should be embarrassed by this bungle. 30 seconds of Google image searching would have prevented this from happening.

Wouldn't the fault lie with Winnipeg for allowing the player's to go out with 2 different sets? Reebok deserves some blame but the equipment manager should have spoke up too.

Probably. I can't imagine that the equipment manager wouldn't have immediately noticed, but who knows? I suppose that if the box o' jerseys arrived on the Monday before the game then there wouldn't have been any time do anything. But somehow I can't imagine that they were shipped that late given that the Bombers have been flogging replicas of this uni for a couple of months now... I suspect you're right and Winnipeg was indeed at fault.

To me it is just unbelievable that no one involved in this process took a fricking second to look at a picture of the Bombers from the 80s to get the colour scheme right. It's not like it's a complicated thing to duplicate. It's annoying that the organization can be that ignorant of its own (recent) history.

I was at this game and I have to admit it was one of the first things I noticed when the players took the field... fortunately the Bombers overcame that obstacle to grind out a win vs. Saskatchewan ;)

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I don't even how a team can make that mistake. Maybe Reebok did make those jerseys wrong, but still, that is no excuse to screw up jerseys during gameday.Maybe somebosy overlooked the stripe, but I don't know how you can screw it up a white stripe with a GOLDEN YELLOW stripe!

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  • 1 month later...

I am watching TSN2...a rerun of the game this past weekend between Hamilton and Winnipeg. The Blue Bombers are wearing their retro unis, and this time they got it right...all the sleeve stripes are the same white-gold-white!

It's about damn time the Bombers did something right.

They are a VERY hard team to cheer for.

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