Vikings' new jersey design leaked [IMAGE]

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As expected, the Vikes' new look is quite similar to the team's pre-2006 look.
The Vikings planned to unveil their new jersey design during tomorrow night's NFL draft party at the Metrodome. Then the internet happened.

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All the teasing the Vikings did about their new on-field look is for naught after the full jersey design was accidentally leaked yesterday by a Jacksonville TV station that posted a slideshow of photos taken at Nike headquarters, a couple of which featured the Purple's new threads.

Without further ado:

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Paul Lukas

Twitter reaction to the new design has been mixed, but, as polling we conducted late last year indicated, the general consensus is that anything is an improvement over the atrocious clown suits the Vikes wore the past seven years.

Vikings players Chris Kluwe and Greg Jennings shared their thoughts: But ESPN sports jersey reporter (yes, that job exists) Paul Lukas didn't exactly give the new look two thumbs way up. From his blog:
Normal pants design = Hooray! Lack of jersey side panels = Hooray! Number font = Nuh-uh. Leotard effect of purple pants with purple-topped socks = Blow me. (Also: If you look closely at the photo, it appears that the "2″ on purple jersey may not have the extraneous serifs like the "2″ on the white jersey, although it's hard to be sure. Hmmmm.)
Despite the leak, the Vikings official Twitter account is still promising that there's "much more to come" during tomorrow's draft party. Maybe, as 1500 ESPN's Tom Pelissero suggested, that means they'll be unveiling the team's new undies design?

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22 comments
Branden Strot
Branden Strot

every team cant be black, red or blue. you would never know which team is which.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

Back the truck up!.. Really.. Honestly for those who have already posted. Do you really notice the uniforms? "Our guys dark/light:.. seems to do the trick. Even in HD, unless they zoom.. Not much to pick out other than base color. 

So unless you're design Diva Adam, dosent really matter.  Sports junkies will be focused on the draft. 

Regular fans will go/ (we'll win/lose.. maybe make it to the playoffs and still fail)

Dan O'Connor
Dan O'Connor

The Packers will be leaking all over these "leaked" uniforms

Jason Bistodeau
Jason Bistodeau

Will the new uniforms help them play better and win more games?

moore_amanda
moore_amanda

it seems like the purple is going more towards a denim than an outright crazy bright purple which is better.  But I guess it doesn't matter what they wear because they still suck.

Mitch Neubauer
Mitch Neubauer

In a perfect world, they would have gone w/the throwbacks (IMO), but this is kind of a updated look to that (minus the number thingy). Like them or not, they are waaaaaaaaaaay better than what we've had for the last 6 years.

Adam Klugherz
Adam Klugherz

As long as that hideous purple remains the Vikings main color their uniforms will always be ugly...

Brad Bergerson
Brad Bergerson

The jerseys are great but the purple pants should go.

Bob Alberti
Bob Alberti

Verdict: this doesn't count as 'news.'

Ray Minneapolis
Ray Minneapolis

the verdict is, that logo is a nice start for the animation of the viking turning face right, and looking directly at you and growling in 3D. Wake up, get with it, it's 2016!

Ray Minneapolis
Ray Minneapolis

Whatever, as if. They're doing it anyway. So go to the bank with your delphi technique BS. I ain't got a say in the matter, except they better build this Stadium as the 9th wonder of the world TECHNOLOGY SUPER SMART PARK. I want 3d free viewpoint via Oculus Rift with time interpolation replay controlled by google Nexus7 three.

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