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First Look: Team USA Jerseys

by Anthony Oliva / New Jersey Devils

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Getty Images and Sports Illustrated came in for an Olympic photo shoot earlier today.  I'll have more on that later.  In the meantime, here's a close-up look at the jerseys Team USA will be wearing in Vancouver.

Traditionalists may not like the tribal overlay running across the lower part of the blue jersey – would you call that a home or road jersey? – but it's fairly subtle.  At first, the Getty photographer assumed the patterns were actually shadows caused by a wrinkled jersey before taking a closer look.

I particularly like the out-of-left-field decision to add those Star-Spangled Banner lyrics on the blue jersey, as well as the other creative moves unique to each sweater, like the shooting stars blue version and arm stars on the white one.

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