Anything Wolves related today obviously revolves around the new jerseys in this photograph (photograph from Timberwolves.com). For those Wolves fans emerging from the cave, the team unveiled the new, thid incarnation of the Timberwolves jerseys. I have had three seperate reactions to this jersey.
The first reaction came in late July/early August with the picture of Kevin Love in what was being touted on many blogs as possibly being the new Wolves jersey. I had a bifurcated first reaction as (a) the jersey looked like a practice jersey, so I didn't think it was worth getting up in arms about, but (b) the part of me reacting to a new jersey immediately hated it.
My second reaction came this morning when CW "unvelied" the new uniform after a conference call with several Wolves VIPs and media/media-related personalities. Besides liking Miller's shoes, my reaction was entirely negative.
Finally, my third reaction came just after noon in the Crystal Court of the IDS Center at the official unveiling. Upon survivng the small talk between Tom Hanneman and Fred Hoiberg, and then zoning out team president Chris Wright's inaudible oration (sorry Mr. Wright, the acoustics in the Crystal Court certainly don't allow a speaker to sound crystal clear...that and I wanted to use my lunch hour to do things like eat lunch and check out Target gals), the Wolves Kevin-Love-look-a-like employee flipped the on switch to the air pumps and two large, inflatable jerseys signaled the next era of Wolves fashion. I ran into CW at the unveiling, and I summed up my thoughts as, "I liked the previous home jerseys better, and the new road jerseys better."
So there you have it, that was then (two hours ago), and is now, my simple reaction to these uniforms. However, seeing that I didn't like our last uniforms, that doesn't mean much. In all the other posts and sources I've read today, the front office has used phrases like, "refresh our brand," and "new era." The new uniforms look like the 2nd generation uniform's colors went on summer break in Charlotte and mated with the design of the Bobcats uniforms (and must have been very drunk to do so).
I do have a more "old school" taste, but this is not only aesthetic (as I believe the jersey below is the best jersey in Wolves history), it is also historic. If you can't tell, the image below comes from Online Sports.com
Please click "Read More" to hear my detailed likes (yes, there are some) and dislikes of this jersey and a historical view of why we won't be throwing parades in the Twin Cities with this jersey.