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Underwear Olympics once again show off Under Armour gear

Manziel AP

It’s fitting that the Scouting Combine has become known in some circles as the Underwear Olympics.  The underwear worn by the participants is made exclusively by Under Armour.

Dial up the exclusive home of the Winter Games not involving ice or snow, and you’ll see the logo and name of the exclusive apparel provider for the NFL’s annual celebration/competition of its incoming class of players.

While Nike continues to have a hammerlock on the stuff worn by NFL players when playing NFL games, Under Armour takes center stage for several days every February.  The company undoubtedly pays the league plenty for the privilege of persuading the rest of us to buy Under Armour gear.

Regardless, it’s a far cry from 1990, when former West Virginia quarterback Major Harris showed up for workouts in jeans and a dress shirt.

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12 Responses to “Underwear Olympics once again show off Under Armour gear”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 23, 2014 7:31 PM

    Eisen wears a suit and tie with his dress shirt, we’ve come a long ways from the days of Major Harris.

  2. ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says: Feb 23, 2014 7:38 PM

    We win Super Bowls.

  3. madmike66 says: Feb 23, 2014 7:39 PM

    I’ve worn a lot of the UA stuff and the Nike stuff playing sports, and IMO the Nike Pro Combat stuff is a better. Nothing wrong with UA, they make good stuff, I wouldn’t balk at wearing it, but Nike’s latest is a cut above.

  4. officialgame says: Feb 23, 2014 7:51 PM

    All of sudden my wife loves football.

  5. shibengal says: Feb 23, 2014 7:53 PM

    Stop trying to make “underwear olympics” happen, Mike.
    It’s not going to happen.

  6. titansfan12 says: Feb 23, 2014 7:54 PM

    I seen an interview by Fitzpatrick on the Titans website and I wasn’t sure right away what he meant by “underwear olympics” until I saw this

  7. bjsdad says: Feb 23, 2014 8:21 PM

    ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says:
    Feb 23, 2014 7:38 PM
    We win Super Bowls.
    ———————————————-

    should be “use to win superbowls”

  8. Ferdinand says: Feb 23, 2014 8:28 PM

    If only their stuff wasn’t so darned ugly!

  9. contra74 says: Feb 23, 2014 9:08 PM

    Still trying hard to coin the phrase ‘underwear olympics’ huh.

  10. therealraider says: Feb 23, 2014 10:12 PM

    What is Mikes issue with the combine? clearly he doesn’t understand how running fast and jumping high can help teams determine who they may want to draft.. The combine isn’t going anywhere because it serves as a vital tool in helping teams evaluate prospects. Maybe next year protest by not attending.

  11. hockeyfan28 says: Feb 24, 2014 4:59 AM

    If you judge the company by stock performance Under Armour >>>> Nike….. Mike must own Nike stock

  12. onlysane1intheroom says: Feb 24, 2014 11:13 AM

    And Tom Brady just keeps getting richer.

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