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Old 04-01-2014, 03:13 PM   #21
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Saw these this morning on ESPN. First reaction? We look like France. I don't like them. Now if we could play a bit more like France during their great years, I'll gladly take the jerseys. However, far too similar. The solid stripes, while horizontal, look like France's flag.
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Finally, the US gets good kits!
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Old 04-01-2014, 03:18 PM   #23
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Actually, equipment and jerseys are separated in many instances in the rule book. Lacrosse is a good example of this
I guess what's confusing me is that I've never heard of anything, uniform, equipment, or otherwise, referred to as 'kits' for traditionally 'American' sports
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Old 04-01-2014, 03:21 PM   #24
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Saw these this morning on ESPN. First reaction? We look like France. I don't like them. Now if we could play a bit more like France during their great years, I'll gladly take the jerseys. However, far too similar. The solid stripes, while horizontal, look like France's flag.
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Yugoslavia.
Yes, I've seen that one as well. However, Yugoslavia is no longer a nation. France is

The blue is a little closer to France's flag rather than Yugoslavia.
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I get what you are saying.
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I guess what's confusing me is that I've never heard of anything, uniform, equipment, or otherwise, referred to as 'kits' for traditionally 'American' sports

That's because we butcher language and correct terminology every day...true story.
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That's because we butcher language and correct terminology every day...true story.

You mean a country with its own language and dialect?

Wow...we must be the only ones who do that!

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Old 04-01-2014, 03:26 PM   #29
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You mean a country with its own language and dialect?

Wow...we must be the only ones who do that!

Except we don't have our own language unless u count txt n stf, no wut? tl:dr.
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That are horrible. The blue being the wrong color is the worst part. If you are go8ing to include a color that is a national color it needs to be right.
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:16 PM   #31
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Except we don't have our own language unless u count txt n stf, no wut? tl:dr.
Well in that case- you must have a serious problem with the differences in Spanish spoken between Spain and Mexico, right?
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Love the top.
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Well, it looks similar to Les Bleus (France).
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I'm actually kinda surprised that for Nike uniforms that are pretty dull lol. Not a fan. More of the French colors than America.
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:42 PM   #36
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they are designed like that purposefully. The US is trending more towards Europe.
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:54 PM   #37
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who the HELL came up with this should be abortion (as should the designer)


are we freaking Yugoslavian?
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It's hard to argue with this
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Actually, equipment and jerseys are separated in many instances in the rule book. Lacrosse is a good example of this
Hence why I said uniform. Uniform refers to the entire thing warn by an athlete. Kit is European way of talking about same thing. It's just like its a soccer field not a pitch when you are in America. Want to be soccer snobs use pitch and kit to look sophisticated but it really just comes across dueschie.
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Honest question; why are they called 'kits?'

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I think it's because you need a kit to play on a pitch and uniforms are for fields ;)
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Hence why I said uniform. Uniform refers to the entire thing warn by an athlete. Kit is European way of talking about same thing. It's just like its a soccer field not a pitch when you are in America. Want to be soccer snobs use pitch and kit to look sophisticated but it really just comes across dueschie.
All I have ever understood a uniform to mean is the jersey and pants. Does a football uniform include your pads?If so I have never heard it referred to as such. A soccer kit includes your shin guards. The pitch is the proper term no problem there but boots does bother me. They are shoes or cleats not boots.
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