Monday, August 16, 2010

Nighthawks Ready to Fly

The Omaha Nighthawks are preparing for their inaugural season in the UFL. Added as the 5th league's 5th team, the Nighthawks are hoping for a great season and strong fan support. Signing former University of Nebraska and NFL running back Ahman Green was a great first step, a move that earned quite a few followers. The team has also reportedly expressed interest in former NFL quarterbacks Jamarcus Russell and Jeff Garcia. Several other former Cornhuskers were rumored to be coming to Omaha.

Of course, the Nighthawks needed to put together an awesome logo set and some sweet uniforms. And, in my opinion, they did just that. Back in early June, I posted the team's new logo set. On July 28th, all UFL uniforms were unveiled. Omaha's set looks great, with a stealth theme to match the team's nickname.

The helmet is black, with a black facemask. The O/Nighthawk logo is on the sides, while the alternate logo is combined with a striping design on the top, down the middle of the helmet.

The home jersey is black with a simple piping design and the logo on the sleeves. The Omaha wordmark is on the chest. The road is a white version. Both are worn with black pants with the Nighthawk logo on the side.

And, for the record, I think the numbers are the coolest part. The outlines look sweet.

The Nighthawks kick off their first season September 24th (also the birthday of a certain Bmac fellow) at home against the Hartford Colonials. Hopefully Rosenblatt Stadium is ready for football!

Oh, and the proposed ticket design is amazing:

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