The New York Jets’ cheerleaders, who went viral after they were spotted in their underwear in a Las Vegas hotel room, may be the most famous of a group of high-profile athletes that have had a wardrobe malfunction.
In a recent article in ESPN The Magazine, Sports Illustrated writer Dan Wetzel outlined how the Jets’ uniforms have become a symbol of the league’s image.
It was the first time a team had been the subject of a sports scandal, according to Wetzel.
Wearing their uniforms to a game was never an acceptable way for a team to look, but there were some who saw it as a symbol that they were doing the right thing.
Wetzel wrote that in the early 2000s, the Jets were the biggest name in the business when it came to uniforms, which made them a favorite target of critics.
Wetzel wrote, “They had the most recognizable uniforms in the NFL, and they also had one of the worst mascots of all time, the cheerleader.”
Wetel wrote that while the cheerleaders were “the face of the Jets,” the uniforms were not always popular.
Wetels article also mentioned the Jets uniforms that were deemed “failsafe” for cheerleaders in 2008.
The team wore a jersey with an “E” on the back that had the number “E-W” emblazoned on the front, and the cheerleading uniform was designed to be worn on the sidelines, Wetzel writes.
In an article on the ESPN website in 2010, Wetsel detailed the Jets jersey that went unnoticed until the team wore it during a preseason game.
The article said the jersey’s design was made with “flexible” fabrics.
“The Jets’ logo was never meant to be seen on the jersey, so it was never a problem,” Wetzel said.
“But the team’s uniform was an embarrassment.
They were wearing it in a preseason opener and people were taking pictures of it.
It made for a poor look and didn’t inspire confidence.
But they kept wearing it until the season ended.
It didn’t make for a good season, but the team could have won anyway.
So I guess you could say they made the right decision.”
The New York Daily News reported in March 2009 that the Jets made a major change to the uniform, which is the exact same uniform as the one that was worn during the 2006 season.
“A change in jersey design that has not been explained yet, but we know it was a major deal,” the newspaper wrote.
“There was also the fact that a number of players had complained about the jerseys, so the team had to make the changes to make sure everyone knew they were wearing a new uniform.”
The Jets changed their jersey back to the old one after a second controversy.
In a report on March 18, 2010, the Daily News wrote that “the Jets changed the jersey for the 2007 preseason game against the Miami Dolphins, but then switched back to their old uniform when they were defeated by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The team’s new jersey features the numbers “E.W.” emblazened on the sleeve.”