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That's almost shocking. Who would have guess they (Cards, 'Skins) were only 1 shade off (if you didn't already know)???

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Oh - and my apologies to the readers for not knowing there was a ban on the topic of the Washington team name dispute when I made my earlier post. I must have not seen that memo.

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This post should have stopped here. We're not going talk about Redskins' naming controversy at this time. I thought the last post made that clear.

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Nike is matching the pants stripe with practice shorts this for both the NFL and college

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It'd be great if we could see the stripe in that picture :)

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I really like the shorts they are using for training camp this year, pulling from the actual uniform design. A quick piece on it: http://butattheendoftheday.com/2014/08/01/nike-speedvent-training-camp-shorts/

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$75 though. The Jags have the gold and white accents reversed from the actual game pants though.

Yeah. Didn't realize that.

Nike is matching the pants stripe with practice shorts this for both the NFL and college

2994219.jpg

It'd be great if we could see the stripe in that picture :)

http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/pw/n/1j7?sl=speedvent

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I really like the shorts they are using for training camp this year, pulling from the actual uniform design. A quick piece on it: http://butattheendoftheday.com/2014/08/01/nike-speedvent-training-camp-shorts/

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$75 though. The Jags have the gold and white accents reversed from the actual game pants though.

Big fan of the new shorts..

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But 70 bucks for shorts??? That's beyond steep for me....

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I agree Ben. There's no reason for that

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But 70 bucks for shorts??? That's beyond steep for me....

the most i would usually pay for shorts is $30.....these look pretty cool but the most i would pay for them is $50 and that would be an impulse buy

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Yeah, that's really high. But it's Nike's way of saying that it's the official on-field shorts that the players wear. The authentic stuff always is expensive even though the fabric and material to make them don't warrant it.

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I really like the shorts they are using for training camp this year, pulling from the actual uniform design. A quick piece on it: http://butattheendoftheday.com/2014/08/01/nike-speedvent-training-camp-shorts/

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$75 though. The Jags have the gold and white accents reversed from the actual game pants though.
SEVENTY FIVE BUCKS FOR A PAIR OF SHORTS? At that price, they'd better be super-wicking material that also helps me drop 10 pounds every time I wear them when I mow my lawn!

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The first day I was covering Texans camp I said I had to have those shorts.....then I saw the price. Told my girlfriend I'll just wait until they show up at Marshall's, Ross or some place like that lol.

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Pittsburgh doesn't wear new shorts. If the players aren't wearing their regular pants then they wear plain black shorts with just a small logo at the bottom.

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I love the idea of these shorts, I've been wanting these for years, especially as a Seahawks fan. After a long internal battle I ordered a pair at $75 and have to say I'm not that impressed. The shorts are good enough, but the price tag is steep and the color looks like a pair of swim trunks I've used for years in a chlorine pool. I know the different materials yield a different color, but it's kind of frustrating that only the mesh looks to be the same "College Navy." Not sure if I will end up keeping them, I do suspect many teams will end up at Ross/TJMaxx but I know the Seahawks sold out on Eastbay quickly and I image they are one of the more popular based on sales of the newer merch.

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Yeah, that's really high. But it's Nike's way of saying that it's the official on-field shorts that the players wear. The authentic stuff always is expensive even though the fabric and material to make them don't warrant it.

Yep - Nike knows there's a certain segment that will always buy the on-field product. New Era knows that too. People want what the players wear. In retrospect, I believe that's how Starter began...selling team-issued merchandise in the 80s.

There's an old anecdote that sports merchandise actually took off when a Jets fan wrote to a manufacturing company and asked if fans could buy the same sweater and jacket Joe Walton was wearing.

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I'm disappointed in the Illinois shorts. They just gave them a solid orange stripe instead of using their pants stripe.

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