The San Francisco 49ers unveiled their new alternate uniforms Thursday afternoon, and reaction was swift. There was a lot of vitriol flying around, but on the opposite end, some fans loved them. Black jerseys, particularly when it is not part of a team's tradition, will draw a lot of different reactions across the spectrum.
One person who loved the new alternate jerseys was Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant. He tweeted this out Friday afternoon:
49ers all black uniforms stupid sick!!!!!! Damn #swag— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) May 1, 2015
A Cowboys opinion holds little sway for 49ers fans, but he seems pretty down with the fashion choice. People are saying black uniforms are becoming passe, but I think some of those reactions are from people that think they are ahead of the trends. Black uniforms are definitely something that was more prominent previously, but I still like them. I do agree that some gold outlining on the numbers would add to the look, but I can live with black and red.
It should surprise nobody that the Oakland Raiders did a little trolling after the announcement. Their official Twitter account posted this late after the first round wrapped up:
I was talking to a friend of mine who is a Raiders fan, and the highlight of all this might be that some Raiders fans flipped out thinking the team was creating a gold alternate jersey. No, the Raiders were just making a joke about the 49ers new uniforms. That's fine. The two teams don't play very frequently any more, but the rivalry is still fun.