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NFL Players Sound Off on Unflattering New Uniforms

Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

There’s nothing more intimate to a person than his or her body image, especially when it’s broadcast to the entire country every Sunday.   That sentiment was echoed by dozens of the more girth-y NFL players with the addition of the new Nike football jerseys.

According to the Wall Street Journal, many of the heavyset players are upset about the jerseys conforming to the players body in a drastically unflattering way (especially when the big guys get sweaty in some places, ew).

The San Francisco 49ers 300-pound lineman Alex Boone sounded off on the new Nike jerseys after Sunday’s 34-0 win against the New York Jets on Sunday.

“I hate them,” he said.  “They are built for thing guys.  It makes me look like I have big old love handles.  It makes me look fat, and I’m not fat.”

We could tell.

Terrance Cody, a 340-pound lineman for the Baltimore Ravens offered his retort to the new jerseys.

“I don’t really care for the new jerseys,” he said through a report.  “I feel like they should put different material in for the big guys.”

The new jerseys were offered up after players started to complain of older jerseys having too much material for opponents to grab onto.  The new, tighter jerseys give players more flexibility with their football movements.

An NFL spokesman offered this in response:

“We have 40 years of experience in the football business and the idea in our products is for optimal performance and we work with the athletes to find fit and function.  The uniforms are available in a variety of sizes and cuts for different players with enhanced performance in mind.”

While we understand the plight of the heavyset player, it doesn’t seem like they’ll get their way anytime soon.  And we can’t help but to laugh about it.  Though, you can’t help but to feel sorry for the big guys.

If you do chose to watch your team this Sunday despite the dozens of large men, tightly fitted into sweaty uniforms, chances are you’ll give them a good second take after reading this, especially seeing them adjust their attire in the most intimate of places.  We apologize for painting such a graphic picture.NF

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