The good, the bad and the ugly from the new CFL mock hockey jerseys

The CFL has already has a set of team-themed hockey jerseys but Jason Eithier, the guy behind the @JerseyIdeas, has a fresh set that look pretty slick and feature current players with their new teams. Some of the looks really work while others… work less. Let’s review.

Montreal’s feature newly-signed quarterback Josh Freeman and a fairly monotone look. A riff on those bird-themed third jerseys would be interesting to see.

  The Argos version uses quarterback Ricky Ray, presumably for an old-timers game. 

The red body and black sleeves is a bold fashion choice for the Redblacks but there’s no #RNation hashtag anywhere, a major (if welcome) oversight.

The Ticats jerseys have a bumble-bee feel to them – not sure the gold pants, which the team rarely uses on the football field, are a good look.

A simple red jersey for the Stamps…. and the neck looks a little tight after two straight Grey Cup losses.

The Mike Reilly uniform features one major flaw – there’s no way the toughest guy in the CFL is wearing a visor on the ice.

Lots of horizontal stripes in the Bombers jerseys… not particularly slimming for the boys up front.

Given Rider Nation’s insatiable demand for all things green and white, it seems impossible that the team doesn’t sell a hockey jersey but a quick perusal of the team store turns up nothing. A $130 polyester blazer on the other hand…

The Lions have always had a polarizing look, whether it’s the all-black with the matte helmets or the throwback Creamsicle. This is actually pretty tame by comparison.


16 Comments on The good, the bad and the ugly from the new CFL mock hockey jerseys

  1. True green // January 20, 2018 at 11:51 am //

    Love the comment on Calgary’s jersey!

  2. Charles Young // January 20, 2018 at 12:03 pm //

    The ticats one is awesome I’d buy it lol

  3. Hockey jerzey???? Get it right, you’re in Canada! It is a hockey sweater!

    • Waiting For Gaudaur // January 20, 2018 at 1:22 pm //

      No they are jerseys now. You know why they were called sweaters, because they were actually sweaters. Milt Schmidt wore a sweater, hockey players today wear jerseys. Just like Fritzie Hanson wore a football sweater, and Matt Nichols wears a football jersey.

  4. See sweater defination not even considering the tradition and history. Sweater us it is!! LOL




    a knitted garment typically with long sleeves, worn over the upper body.

  5. See jer·sey defination. Soynds like a sweater! LOL




    a knitted garment with long sleeves worn over the upper body.

  6. fannotacoach // January 20, 2018 at 2:34 pm //

    Without team loyalty or anti team bias I would pick Riders or Calgary as the best, the others seem garish. But what the heck, it’s just uniforms!

  7. Just saying // January 20, 2018 at 3:31 pm //

    Montreal’s look like Spider-Man

  8. Yet again 3 Down Nation doesn’t have all of the facts. The Riders have had a hockey jersey since at least 2007. I have one that says Champions” with the number 07 on it.

  9. dangnabbit // January 20, 2018 at 5:06 pm //

    Two issues:

    Montreal’s jersey badly needs white separating the blue from the red. At a distance, colours of similar brightness tend to blur together. The ancient practice of heraldry had the Rule of Tincture for this reason, and the principle is still applied to flags, roundels, etc. today.

    Calgary’s jersey should not feature the circled version of their logo. That is sometimes used on white backgrounds, but never on a red background. At one point, they had a version where the circle was black, for use on a red background, but I don’t know if that was ever used.

  10. They all look pathetic, what a bad idea.

  11. There is always a way to take team colours and make them look good. I agree that Green is not the color of Hockey. Yet if you switch it around and use White as the majority color with green trim it can look pretty good.
    The same can be said for the Calgary Stampeders. All it takes is a little imagination and some taste and presto; good looking uniform.

  12. Open forum, open discussions // January 21, 2018 at 10:44 am //

    On another note, I love that 3 Down Nation can sneak in unnoticed small things that really stir things up.
    At first I didn’t know how to take Dunk. After listening to Dunk on different radio talk sports shows. I get the guy now. I especially like how articles on here read like he and Rod Peterson are on opposite sides. When in fact they are good friends and use each other to stir stuff up.
    Whether we like it or not. (I don’t) Negative reporting grabs everyone’s attention much more. It brings out the closet dwellers who love to get naked and jump on the big pile anonymously. You get the defenders who are appalled and want to push people off the pile and close the door on the article. Plus we get those who are neutral but really all they want to do is watch that big naked pile.
    Because of the recent contract given to Zack Collaros. Even though Zack hasn’t played a single snap in SK. He is on the uniform above as the Captain. That my good friends is how their writers training inadvertently causes friction. Which is exactly what the naked pile on dudes want.
    If only Dunk and team would allow us to stir it up half as much as they do. I’ve posted too many comments saying they are going to be reviewed. Then they are never seen again. Never posted. Yet sometimes comments from others are degrading or attack. When all I want to do is bring attention to a subject or situation

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