Taylor Swift debuts Preds 3rd jersey! – Updated!

The rumors were true: Taylor Swift, during her show at The Sommet Center tonight, debuted the Nashville Predators 3rd jersey.

Swift, who’s been featured in Predators TV spots, took the stage during the encore and showed off the jersey – and advertised the team - to the 18,000 strong inside the building.

Channel 2 News’ Christine Maddela cast a doubt on the possibility of the 3rd jersey making it’s debut by saying that the big surprise at the concert was going to be Faith Hill guesting on a song with Swift. And while that did happen, the “surprise” that Steve Sullivan had tweeted about earlier in the day was, in fact, the teen mega-star debuting her favorite teams’ new jersey.

A couple months ago, Predator fans saw a mock-up that included the much maligned “checkerboard” design as the main bottom trim. Thankfully, the final 3rd jersey is checkerboard-free. John Glennon states that the checkerboard is there, but only seen if up close.

Additionally, Nashville has said in the past that the jersey would be a retro-style and that was certainly the case. It features the neck laces and is much simpler in design. Just looking at the back of the jersey, it harkens back to a classic Toronto Maple Leafs sweater.

(BLOGGERS NOTE: When you see “13″ in that lettering style, don’t you assume it says “Sundin” over it?)

So what are your thoughts on the new jersey? Some fans are angry that it was unvieled to screaming teeny-boppers at a pop concert while others just chalk it up to great advertising. Where do you stand?

(CODEY’S NOTE: I’m still in awe that we even did this.  here’s a better shot we took of what the jersey looks like.)

Taylor Swift in new Predators 3rd jersey

Taylor Swift in new Predators 3rd jersey

[Codey - Update] At about the 2:00 mark in this shaky-cam video, you can get a good look at the jersey!

14 Comments

  1. Paul Nicholson

    September 12, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Nice work fellas! I like it. You can just make out the laces. Good vintage feel. Very basic. I like the block numbers and lettering too. Kinda looks like some old Leafs sweaters, doesn't it?

  2. codeyh

    September 13, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Still cannot believe we sat through the concert. But man, it was worth it to see the 3rd jersey.

    • John

      September 13, 2009 at 1:05 am

      Good job, guys but what if it was a trick to get more Pred fans to into Taylor Swift? Did it work?
      Anyway, thanks representing the hard core Pred fans. I can't wait to sport the new 3rd.

  3. Bradbury731

    September 13, 2009 at 1:09 am

    This just goes to show the power of social networking. Without Sully's tweet, we may not even have these pictures. Add to that the potential new Preds fans that were at the concert, and I'd call this a successful advertising endeavor.

    I like this jersey so far, but I'm not making an absolute judgment until I see the full thing in hi-res. Still not sure if there's checkerboard in between the white stripes, much less what that shoulder patch is. I do like the vintage feel, though, as well as the limited color palette and conservative striping scheme (as in, no piping).

  4. Name

    September 13, 2009 at 8:15 am

    great marketing job, we need all the help we can get. STH SEc 103

  5. Steve Durham

    September 13, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Great work guys! Hey, where did the image of the back of the jersey go? I'm sure that there are people waking up this morning that haven't seen the back of it yet. I still can't believe that you guys did this.

  6. kayen

    September 13, 2009 at 9:03 am

    I would think Predator fans – who want to keep the team – would be glad that the promotors thought to involve a new audience in the excitement. Fans willing to spend money for a live concert, might follow that star into the Sommet center to cheer on the Predators. Good thinking…

  7. hockeybuddha

    September 13, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Nice work guys! I also like the limited colors and vintage style. I am interested to see if the checkerboard made it into the final design. It was fun following your tweets (and the rest of @PredFans) on Twitter last night in hopes that the surprise was, in fact, the new 3rd jersey.

  8. Hockey Hillbilly

    September 13, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Gonna wear it with Predators pride.

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  10. philip

    September 13, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    i think its boring and lacks creativity. ill just wear the ole mustard that night…

  11. philip

    September 13, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    i think its boring and lacks creativity . i think ill just wear the ole mustard that night…

  12. Lynn Gover

    September 14, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I LOVE the 3rd jersey!!!

  13. howard

    September 18, 2009 at 5:03 am

    yo Taylor, i’mm real happy for you and i’ma let you finish, but the Chicago Blackhawks had the best third jersey of all time! OF ALL TIME!