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Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:27 pm

I give you, the skort....



This apparently from the Stepp Blatter school of women's soccer marketing....

Here's the article...
http://www.metro.co.uk/sport/football/article.html?Mini-skirts_and_midfielders:_America_launches_new_football_league&in_article_id=556790&in_page_id=43

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Re: Groundbreaking uniforms for WPS...

Post by aleppiek on Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:39 pm

Wow,

That is ridiculous.

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Re: Groundbreaking uniforms for WPS...

Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:04 pm

They may have gotten soccer mixed up with Field Hockey....

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Re: Groundbreaking uniforms for WPS...

Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:07 pm

Or tennis...

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Re: Groundbreaking uniforms for WPS...

Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:10 pm

Or this?


sigh....

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:14 pm

This morning Kristine Lilly and Hope Solo were on the Today Show and brought some with them (it was too cold to wear them).

They cannot possibly be serious.

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Re: Groundbreaking uniforms for WPS...

Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:30 pm

Well it came 5 years later, but apparently they are very much serious...

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2004/01/16/blatter010416.html

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Re: Groundbreaking uniforms for WPS...

Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:47 pm

Somehow, this harkens back to "A League of Their Own" where the players had to wear shirts.
Several of them said they spent whole seasons with rasberry thighs.

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Re: Groundbreaking uniforms for WPS...

Post by onetouchfutbol on Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:16 pm

Seriously.


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Re: Groundbreaking uniforms for WPS...

Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:26 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:Well it came 5 years later, but apparently they are very much serious...

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2004/01/16/blatter010416.html

All I can say is -- I'm stunned.

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Post by onetouchfutbol on Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:42 pm

"Tighter shorts, for example," Blatter told SonntagsBlick. "In volleyball the women also wear other uniforms than the men. Pretty women are playing football today. Excuse me for saying that."

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Umm. You're not excused. How much older is this dude than all of the players?

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Re: Groundbreaking uniforms for WPS...

Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:43 pm

athleticjames wrote:"
Umm. You're not excused. How much older is this dude than all of the players?



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Re: Groundbreaking uniforms for WPS...

Post by GUPhantom on Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:38 pm

Is Phew-ma every team's outfitter in the WPS? I'm trying to imagine Megan in one of those kits.... No

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Re: Groundbreaking uniforms for WPS...

Post by up7587 on Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:40 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:Or this?


sigh....

Is that a logo or a mudflap? Shocked Our enlightened Euro cousins.

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Re: Groundbreaking uniforms for WPS...

Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:51 pm

GUPhantom wrote:Is Phew-ma every team's outfitter in the WPS? I'm trying to imagine Megan in one of those kits.... No

GO PILOTS!!!

Yep, that's the official supplier of the entire league... The ladies have the skorts as a uniform "option" just as players can typically choose between short sleeves, 3/4 sleeves or full sleeves... Now they have the shorts/skorts options...

(Don't let the Ducks get any ideas for football, that would add another 465,789 uniform options)

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Post by Auto Pilot on Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:59 pm

Purplegeezer wrote:Somehow, this harkens back to "A League of Their Own" where the players had to wear shirts.
Several of them said they spent whole seasons with rasberry thighs.

This has to be Geezers funniest typos ever. I am hoping he meant skirts.

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Re: Groundbreaking uniforms for WPS...

Post by Auto Pilot on Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:02 pm

The one on the left seems to be Amy Rodriguez. That kid is game, but I just cannot picture her playing a game of footie in one of those.

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Re: Groundbreaking uniforms for WPS...

Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:04 pm

Auto Pilot wrote:
Purplegeezer wrote:Somehow, this harkens back to "A League of Their Own" where the players had to wear shirts.
Several of them said they spent whole seasons with rasberry thighs.

This has to be Geezers funniest typos ever. I am hoping he meant skirts.

No comment...

NO but seriously, I hope Puma offers a bonus for players who wear their latest creation...

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Post by A_Fan on Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:35 pm

I don't suppose the players have a union which would help them negotiate their way out of this foolishness.

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Re: Groundbreaking uniforms for WPS...

Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:50 pm

A_Fan wrote:I don't suppose the players have a union which would help them negotiate their way out of this foolishness.

No... They need the league to survive longer than 2 years before they start worrying about stuff like that... I think the skorts are an "option"... It will be interesting how many players actually end up playing with them

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Re: Groundbreaking uniforms for WPS...

Post by UPSoccerFanatic on Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:47 pm

Don't get too excited/offended. The players are not going to play in those things. For clarification on what they are, see this WPS official statement: http://womensprosoccer.com/newsitem_ektid9342.aspx

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Oh, Well then....

Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:56 pm



Never mind.

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Re: Groundbreaking uniforms for WPS...

Post by KFTC on Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:02 pm

So...it's a skirt wrap....to put on over their shorts? Because soccer players need to look more feminine going to and from the field? Am I the only still thinking WTF? I follow clothing trends quite closely too, and I can honestly say I've never seen this. ever.

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Re: Groundbreaking uniforms for WPS...

Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:11 pm

Yeah... Bad PC

I fail to see the point in wearing a "warmup" article that's barely longer than the shorts themslelves... I mean a long logo towel or sarong might make SOME sense, at least functionally... But unless they plan on wearing bikini bottoms I don't understand how that "wrap" really covers anything more than shorts do.

My head just exploded...

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Re: Groundbreaking uniforms for WPS...

Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:20 pm

Wait!

I can see a whole trend here. EVERYbody should be wearing these.







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