UPDATE: New Era has heard us and will be addressing the issue soon. #StayWoke
RT @NewEraCap We regret the mistake in the depiction of the Jacksonville skyline on their NFL Draft cap. We are actively working to fix it— Tim (@MadeByTim) March 25, 2015
Each year many fans eagerly await the unveiling of the NFL Draft day hat that each draft pick will wear on stage, especially now that New Era has the contract for NFL teams. This year, the draft day had features a two-tone hat for some teams, like the Jacksonville Jaguars, as well as the name of the city and a picture of the skyline embroidered on the inside of the brim of the hat.
It looks pretty awesome.
Another look from underneath the brim of the 2015 On Stage Draft Hat -- will be worn by #Jaguars selections in CHI: pic.twitter.com/3uPHgrpNM0— Tad Dickman (@Tdickman89) March 24, 2015
Until you start to inspect the skyline that New Era has used for Jacksonville, because it's not totally Jacksonville.
i give up pic.twitter.com/8rNKY6mTNl— Tim (@MadeByTim) March 24, 2015
lololol pic.twitter.com/sEDnv8Pg6R— Tim (@MadeByTim) March 25, 2015
do you see it? pic.twitter.com/mMy6g7HOKK— Tim (@MadeByTim) March 25, 2015
These buildings are uh... not in Jacksonville. It's not like the Jacksonville skyline is all that difficult to replicate, as you can see in the header picture at the top of this post, but somehow New Era messed up to the point that no one noticed the hats they sent out were not of the Jacksonville skyline, but seem to be parts of the Miami skyline.
The building in the third tweet embedded here is a picture of the Southeast Financial Center.
It appears one of the buildings might look like the Wells Fargo building (aka MODIS), but that's being kind of generous.
What the hell, man?
This is what it SHOULD look like:
6 mins pic.twitter.com/HLmzmbGBwQ— Tim (@MadeByTim) March 25, 2015