John Carlson’s Patriotic Mittens (Photo)

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Photo credit: @WashCaps

Team USA revealed their Ralph Lauren-designed Opening Ceremony uniforms this morning. They are hideous. Less hideous: these patriotic gloves worn by Captain America John Carlson at Kettler Capitals Iceplex today.

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Photoshop by @HeyMyNameIsWill

Okay, when that ugly Christmas sweater-thing is worn by Phil Kessel it looks amazing for some reason. Go figure.

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  • Graham Dumas

    Ovi tweets: HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA WORST!!!!!!)))))))))

  • OVECHKING

    Those gloves are more “patriotic” than Carlson and his team’s play on the ice.

  • Matthew Burdash

    Kessel looks so fierce in that bad boy

  • JoeA

    Are they really marching in sweatpants?

    I weep for my nation.

  • YO8

    RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA!

  • https://twitter.com/Haddaweezy Holy_Cal

    The sweater thingy isn’t all that bad, but I’m a fan of anything Ralph Lauren.

    The most atrocious part is that you can buy the same opening ceremony sweater for roughly $599.95, I’ll have to pass on that.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com Ian Oland

    Yes, it is that bad. It looks like it was knitted by my grandmother 20 years ago!

  • Julie

    Sweatpants tucked into boots? You stay classy, USA.

  • https://twitter.com/Haddaweezy Holy_Cal

    And I’m to believe it’s a bad thing? Ralph Lauren represents the American dream, if you believe “the American Dream” is still alive today.

    After you compare Canada’s hockey jerseys and Norway’s curling uniforms, the talk shan’t be on us.

  • JessHughes

    Maybe Bobby Ryan is happy now not to have been selected so as to avoid that get up? Maybe they think any potential terrorists will be laughing to hard to hurt any Team USA athletes? Wow. Just wow. That is all.

  • RY

    Seriously man, chill. Wherever you post, whether here, on NHL.com, CSN, or whatever, you’re always criticizing either the team or some player on it. Man, you must have been real fun to be around pre-OV/post-Bondra.

  • RY

    The sweaters aren;t bad, but those caps, goodness…

  • Barrett

    David Legwand is also happy he’s not wearing that. He would also be happy in a Washington Capitals jersey. Time for Nashville Predators GM David Poile to do some take backsies on Martin Erat and trade Legwand to Washington.

  • OVECHKING

    Ha, you don’t know a thing. Up until the 2009/10 season (before february), these current caps were great to watch. Even the 06-09 caps who lost more games than they won. You know why? Becuase they played an honest, good brand of hockey. They Competed. Battled and fought their way when things got tough. If you watched the caps then (i am assuming you didin’t based on your comments), you’d know what I’m talking about. These caps post boudreau firing have no compete or level of work ethic to hold your hat on. They showed a little under hunter but lost it all again under oates.

  • nicoley-poley

    I have these mittens! I think they sell them at Target, actually, although I’m not sure if they’re the exact same ones.

  • OVECHKING

    speaking of CSN, if you read comments there, how come you never post your views? Are you to afraid that real, clear minded caps fans will disagree with you? Curious.

  • Robert

    Did you just criticize the entire readership of RMNB?

  • OVECHKING

    Uh… ok? that’s not the intent of my comment. I only asked if he reads MY comments on CSN, why doesn’t he ever respond to them there?

  • Myan

    Aw man I was going to get one and wear it ironically but $600 is too much for a joke…or is it?!

  • Myan

    Cue the Vampire Weekend soundtrack.

  • Hockey Mom

    That is a an awful look….20 yrs ago, today and 200 yrs from now…what are they thinking?!?!

  • RY

    No, it’s because I don’t have a Facebook. After five years of it taking over my life, I’ve been shunning social media for almost ten months now. On CSN I have to have a Facebook, but here I can post via my Gmail.

  • https://twitter.com/Haddaweezy Holy_Cal

    I triple dog dare you.

  • https://twitter.com/Haddaweezy Holy_Cal

    Easy now, I love VW.

  • Myan

    DAMMIT, CAL!

  • Myan

    Oh nobody loves Rastam, Ez & the Chrises more than I do. I was merely alluding to the prevalence of VW music in Ralph Lauren commercials :)

  • https://twitter.com/Haddaweezy Holy_Cal

    Don’t forget about the Contra album cover art as well.

  • Myan

    Ah yes. And then Holiday was featured in the RL commercial. How meta. That was a great album.

  • Rotating Earth

    you do not have to use Facebook to make comments, just like you don’t here

  • VeggieTart

    Yes, they are worse than the “ugly sweaters” in the holiday video.

  • Chris Cerullo

    Do you ever have anything positive to say?

  • Chris Cerullo

    These would look better without the Olympic rings. That yellow really makes the hideous factor go up.

  • Shaun Phillips

    The Norweigan curling team is doing that on purpose. They love the publicity it gives them and helps them stand out a bit in a fairly vanilla competition. These opening ceremony outfits are an absolute joke.

  • R.O’B.

    who continues to let Ralph Lauren make Olympic outfits FOR GOD’S SAKE

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    THANK YOU

    the dang polo silhouette seems to get bigger every time

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    me no likely VW

  • Myan

    Siiigh, Peter. Sigh.