Steve Ott Helps Unveil New Sabres Third Jersey

  • Tad Johnson

The fans have been waiting for it for quite some time, the team has been teasing it for just as long. Fans have been getting frustrated with the “previews” of the team’s new alternate third jersey, like this one:

Such a lame tease garnered a lot of talk on twitter, mostly from frustrated fans demanding to see more. One of the more prominent complainers, though, was the Sabres own Center, Steve Ott. He’s been bantering back and forth with the team today about the reveal. Here’s a snippet of the back and forth between them.

 

 

 

 

 

The Sabres official twitter insisted that they wouldn’t budge on the reveal…

 

Finally, it looked like Ott had enough. With a tweet that said “Got it!”, Ott laid down a proposal for the team:

 

 

The team didn’t give in, and neither did Ott. 10 minutes later, he revealed the new third jerseys:

 

Unfortunately for the team, as much attention as the jersey reveal tease garnered from the fanbase, they’ve received tenfold back in response to actually seeing it and the fans seem to all agree. That jersey looks terrible. I think CBSSports’s eye on hockey put it best:

 

That sweater might surpass the Islanders’ third for the worst not only in hockey but in sports. The best way they can be described is that it looks like the knock-off jersey you buy on the discount rack at your local Marshall’s or Wal-Mart. What’s up with the different color front and back?

 

The idea of using the entire summer and letting the excitement build up was great, but I wonder if the team expected to get this kind of negative reaction when the final reveal finally came around? I will say the reveal between the team’s twitter and Steve Ott was clever and pretty funny, and it was a good idea for sure.

But my goodness, what a letdown…

 

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