Monday, September 18, 2006

Sartorial Sabres far from Splendid!

What were they thinking?

Ok, now when I heard that the Buffalo Sabres were going back to their traditional Blue and Yellow colour scheme, the one that most people identify with the Glory years of Perrault, Martin, Robert et al, I thought finally a team that understands the concept of tradition, all be it one that is only some thirty years old or so.

But now with the unveiling of the “new look” Sabres Unis (see above), one has to ask, is it too late to take back last years jerseys from the Salvation Army.

The new Sabres look is some kind of cross between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators. With the blue seemingly banished to home games only, the new uniforms form some kind black and yellow hued, strange looking sleek lined Buffalo streaking off to whatever fate awaits it.

First leaked during the summer, the Pens er Sabres, pressed ahead with the colours despite an on line petition suggesting they keep them under lock and key and in the back of the closet.

It was best described by Bob McCown and Jim Kelly today on Prime Time Sports as “Donald Trumps hair placed atop a Buffalo”.

Sheesh if they really wanted to look more like the Pens, perhaps they should have waited until the Pens moved, we’re sure they could have gotten Sideny Crosby’s jersey for a reasonable cost on eBay.

It will be interesting to see the reaction in Buffalo to the new look, it’s understood that they will be going back to the old Blue and Gold saber look for home games which is a good thing.

Some items are best left in the travel bag for overnight use only!

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