A Tradition Unlike Any Other: The Eagles and New Era releasing horrible NFL Draft edition hats
You would think that an NFL franchise would be able to release a wearable hat once a year for the NFL Draft. Unfortunately for Philadelphia Eagles fans, that doesn’t seem to be the case. This years design, much like last season, is pretty awful.
Philadelphia Eagles 2022 Draft Hat
First things first, why would anyone buy a NFL Draft hat?
We’ll ignore that question for now and just focus on the design at hand. Honestly, I’m not even sure if the colors match correctly. Then you have the black alternates with black embroidery and you can’t even see the Eagles team name that’s embroidered way too big behind the word “Philadelphia” plastered across the front of it.
This hat looks like something you’d get from Walmart or in front of the Linc from a knockoff vendor for dirt cheap. The cursive Philadelphia is barely legible and is all over the place with the letters. It’s not difficult to write, and a clean Philly script isn’t hard to do.
Just look at the 76ers’ City jerseys:
Last season’s hat was pretty bad as well. The Eagles went with a trucker cap design and one of the most generic-looking logos I have ever seen.
It’s no surprise that both of these were made by New Era, who, despite being the leading hat distributor in professional sports, has some of the worst hat designs the world has ever seen.
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We haven’t even gotten to the worst part of the NFL Draft hat yet. New Era wants $43 for this piece of crap. I would be hesitant to spend $10 on this, let alone $43. I’m sure the kind apparel peddlers in F2 would cut a deal on these and you can get three for $20 on game day.
I just wish for once, New Era or Nike would make a decent article of Eagles gear that I’d be glad to spend my money on. It’s time we get ’47 involved. They have the best hats available and even have a few properly using the Philadelphia script text.
Do better New Era and Nike. Until Kelly Green returns, I’ll be waiting.
Mandatory Credit: AP Photo