The Black & White third jerseys are coming, but what will they look like?
Ever since it was announced that the Islanders would be moving to Brooklyn for the 2015-2016 season, fans begged and pleaded with Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark to not adopt a jersey style similar to that of the Brooklyn Nets. The fans pleas were heard and Yormark has since reiterated that the team will retain its traditional blue, orange and white colors for the home and road jerseys, while creating a third sweater that is “Brooklyn-centric.”
In the year 2015, “Brooklyn-centric” means Black & White, but will the sweaters be at all Islanders-centric? Will the logo remain front and center or be replaced by Nets style B-R-O-O-K-L-Y-N?
“It’s the balance of this contemporary new approach to sports in Brooklyn, and how that marries to the tradition of the Islanders,” Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark told Metro New York back in November 2014. “And I think my team and I have been very sensitive to the fact that they have to mesh.”
The Islanders fan base has already been exposed to Black & Orange & Blue & Grey and survived and many of you even bought them! So how apprehensive should this forever fisherman jersey scarred fan base be?
Over the course of the last 2 1/2 years, several fans and graphic designers have taken aim at what a Brooklyn themed Islanders third jersey would look like.
Personally, there is more than one design that I would buy at the Barclays Center Team Store tomorrow. What do you think?