The Miami Dolphins were scheduled to unveil their new logo and uniforms at a Thursday press conference, but a Jacksonville, Fla., television station accidentally did it for them.
The unnamed Jacksonville television stationâ€™s gaffe occurred on Tuesday, when the news outlet was given access to the unveiling of the Jaguarsâ€™ new uniforms at Nike headquarters. In publishing the photos of the Jaguarsâ€™ latest ensemble, the stationâ€™s photographer accidentally leaked images of the new Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikingsâ€™ uniforms, ESPN reports.
The leaked images included a pair of close-up shots of the Dolphinsâ€™ new logo and jersey design, as well as a landscape shot that included a glimpse at the latest incarnation of the Vikingsâ€™ uniform. Both teams were scheduled to reveal their own uniforms on Thursday night, ESPN reports.
With a new logo and adjusted color scheme, the Dolphins will showcase a fresh look for the 2013 NFL season. SB Nation notes that the new threads feature a return to the franchiseâ€™s original aqua color, as opposed to the teal shade of its more recent jerseys. In addition, the leaked uniforms featured a notable reduction in the use of orange, which had been prevalent in recent years.
The changes to the Vikingsâ€™ uniforms are more subtle. In addition to the teamâ€™s slightly-altered â€śNorsemanâ€ť logo, Minnesotaâ€™s new outfits will feature slight alterations to the shoulder stripes and jersey numbers. The team has also added purple pants to its locker room collection.