Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Swoosh on Ice

Nike and Team USA recently introduced the revolutionary new uniforms that the team will be wearing in the upcoming Olympics. Wind tunnel tested the high-tech uni's are designed to dramatically cut air resistance and reduce drag thus allowing players wearing them extra speed and endurance... theoretically.
Aerodynamics in hockey? It's a genuine revolution.

There are those who call hockey the fastest game on earth. Unlike any time in hockey's history, the action on the ice is faster and quicker, with blinding speeds and unfathomable power. With pucks traveling at 100 miles per hour, and players slicing the ice at 20 mph, demands on player performance have never been greater. And that goes double for apparel.
Without sacrificing an ounce of heritage, and passing rigid International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) standards, the Nike Swift Hockey Jersey and Sock reduces overall weight, adds increased mobility and comfort while making the jersey aerodynamically the most advanced in the world.
Many attempts over the years have been made at introducing new concepts into the hockey uniform, each one has failed and the traditional design remains largely unchanged. Shortly we will witness the success or failure of the latest attempt at updating the sports standard uniform. With the outlook for Team USA at the Olympics not looking to good at this point we'll need every advantage we can get to medal... even if it should come from space age uni's.

  • Guitars, PUCKS and Rock & Roll
  • It's an AGE OLD Question ?
  • Bizarre game ends with EVACUATION
  • " I DON'T like the rule ! "
  • On-Line Puck Contests... for CA$H

  • I'd like to take a moment to congratulate those crazed puckheads up north at Battle of Alberta for hitting the 20,000 mark on their site odometer and for this bit of late-breaking Canadian news that I'm sure they're all very excited about up there. I guess our northern neighbors have to allow their consenting adults the flexibility to stay warm anyway possible. WOOHOO ! Anyways, we here at oddman central will be hitting the 10,000 mark sometime today and I'd like to personally thank everyone who has been stopping by these past months. The oddman will use this momentous occasion to get s@#t-faced tonight while watching the CenterIce puck offerings because afterall the odd one never really needs much of a excuse to party.

    Remembers kids...
    The future's uncertain
    And the end is always near.
    So, Let it roll, baby, roll.
    Let it roll, all night long ........


    sacamano said...

    Hey Hey, thanks for the love.

    Didn't some of the Team Canada players try out these space age sweaters and love them while they were skating, but hate them when they fell and slid the entire length of the ice?

    br. t. said...

    Yeah your right sacamano there was a story awhile back about those problems you speak of. I haven't heard or seen anything out there yet about them ever addressing those issues. I guess we'll find out here in a little bit about these Nike experiments in hockey wear.

    sacamano said...

    Congrats on the 10,000 milestone.

    br. t. said...

    Thanks bro, keep up the good work yourselves, BoA is a BIG favorite of mine.

    Man, what a game last night, 7-6 Oilers IN Vancouver. That team of yours is really starting to come on, even Peca is starting to score. As a Av's fan it all bums me out to no end BUT hey, the oddman takes great pleasure in seeing and acknowledging good hockey whoever is playing it.

    Even if it hurts.

    Metzger said...

    As an Avs fan, what are your thoughts on Tanguay's lack of consideration for a spot on Team Canada? I discuss this briefly in a post on my blog.

    br. t. said...

    Metzger, I thinks it's unfortunate for Tangs but seeing how there's so many Av's (see todays post) going to the games and wearing themselves down maybe getting injured seeing one less of the boys going doesn't bum me out much.