"Our helmet's got wings". Chip Kelly should have a field day.
OT: Oregon Makes Another Uni-Related Assault on Humanity
haha that commercial made me laugh every time. especially when joe pa went COME TO PENN STATE.
anyway, these honestly look like shit. i'm sure if i told that to oregon fans they would just say that i'm jealous, but i'm not. why do they have an all gray and silver uniform? personally, the ones they wore in the early 2000s were actually kind of cool. but this is just ridiculously ugly.
but only on the fact that the Big Ten Network commercial was hilarious. I do agree that the white and gray unis are kind of lame, but I still like their jerseys for the most part. I thought that what they had on the shoulder pads last year was better, but maybe it's just me.
Laugh all you want, but the uni's help. Oregon is a household name and they pull recruits nationally. The style of play, the facilities and the uniforms have made Oregon a national brand to recruits. If you don't have the history and tradition of the old school programs, you have to find a way to adapt and compete. Oregon has done a great job at doing this.
Don't get me wrong, I don't want new uniforms every year (or ever) but just because you don't like how they look doesn't mean they don't serve a role in the program.
Other then the powder yellow color, there are some things going right in the design...in my opinion.
Actually, the "national brand" is Nike. It's hard to tell where the university ends and the company begins.
Someone above mentioned Oregon fans crying jealousy. I think they would be right, not over the jersey designs but because of what the jersey's represent.
I did not think it was possible to get any worse than the Dennis Dixon era steel flooring shoulders uniforms. Evidently, I was wrong.
On the plus side, though, this puts an end to the Maize uniform argument right? Right?
Especially the white with the diamond plate non-skid pattern. My daughter is a Ducks fan strictly on the basis of the uniforms and the insane Duck mascot.
Not if you bring it up. Season is almost starting!
I like them. I mean, okay so they need to be toned down a bit but
1) It gets people talking about Oregon and not in a "Holy shit, their coach stepped down after signing day? That's slightly douchey" way.
2) They're kind of cool. The wings appear to be in a Pacific Northwest totem style, which is awesome.
Those wings are some of the silliest looking things I've ever seen. They make the Any Given Sunday uniforms look positively timeless by comparison. These uniforms look like what might happen if a 13 year-old were given the reigns to design uniforms for a rather crappy CFB video game, if that 13 year-old happened to have severe myopia and a tasteless pretension towards fabulousness.
I don't think it's the uniforms that have helped Oregon get recognition. They've had some really good teams, and billions of Nike dollars to do whatever they please.
These are a billion times better than past abominations. I really like the white/silver, the white/green, and the all green combos.
I'm slightly upset at the lack of a green and yellow. It seems like a needless color change.
The one in the middle is probably one of the coolest I've seen in college football.
By any chance, are you a Philadelphia Eagles fan?
I dislike the eagles.
Those feathered shoulder pads are hilarious and absolutely absurd looking.
How? Do you realize this is a team called the Ducks? I think it's the coolest part of the jersey, like the tribal designs on Hawaii's.
Say what you will about the tire-tread era uniforms, but at least those had discernible colors. What kind of green is this? Heroin addiction? Dying grass? It's as though the color green got stood up by its date, Vibrancy. And I literally cannot imagine someone playing football in the uniform on the far right. I can't. I have tried to envision Jonathan Stewart bowling someone over or Dennis Dixon faking a handoff in that abortion but I can't do it. I don't think Oregon is actually going to wear that on the field. I'm pretty sure they just unveiled it to frighten me.
just because of the doors it opens into the modeling world after college.
looks like a sickly Philadelhia Eagle on an old solid-state TV with color hue issues.
since they have hundreds of different uni ideas, they won't be able to showcase all of them in a season, even by wearing a different one as a team for each game.
To counteract this serious problem, I think each player on the team should wear their own, distinct uniform every game. Imagine a team with all 50-something guys wearing a different uniform and imagine how friggin awesome it would be.
What would you think if you looked across the field at an offensive line that looked like the 5 pictured above.
(Besides..."Fuck, my eyes!")
Read the mouseover text on the posted image.
Already there, man!
I don't care what anyone says. The steel flooring unis were one of the worst in uniform history. These are better.
In fact, the gray ones are actually OK in my book. I would raise holy hell if any of my teams changed their colors, but I don't care about what other teams do.
Left to right, 10 being as good as the Maize and Blue, I'd say they're: 7, 6, 7, 5, and 2.
My issue with these unis is the shoes. The green and whites especially look like they have tassels or something. Like saddle shoes.
as though they were an arena football league team.
I take it they're either assuming all of their fans are rich, or they've abandoned the "replica jersey sales" revenue stream.
And there's apparently an attempt at a throwback, except someone failed to mention that the players weren't actually wearing black and white.
(though that is also an problem IMO--duck's wings that look like webbed fingers on the shoulder?) but it is the lack of identity and consistency that the multi-uniform color scheme represents. What are your school colors? What is your identity? If your answer is anything close to "it changes" then you have no identity at all. I actually think the helmet close-up in the link looks pretty cool, and the white/silver I also like. But in the light of the lack of any consistency, any tradition, or any identity, that matters little IMO.
but you missed one.
The sixth model showed up a little late:
I actually had no interest in this thread and was quickly skimming thru it until I got to this monstrosity. Now I am happy I stayed with it. Gotta go share this photo with my 13 year old daughter, she will get a kick out of it.
Edit: I was wrong, she did not get a kick out of it at all
Is this a joke?
I don't have daughters, but uh, this is not what I personally would be sharing with them. Unless I was trying to point out "reasons to cross to the other side of the street."
mgoblog is great...
just... how does this stuff happen in the first place? then, how does someone find it with such ease? Excellent work.
The silver helmet is actually pretty nice.
These jerseys actually seem like an improvement. Wings make a lot more sense than sewer grates. And even though they have 5 fucking helmet designs, I think that they're all still better than this disaster.
I think everyone is just jealous that they could have a maize-out. At night. With smoke machines and Metallica.
I hate them all.
Most of my objections to this look have been covered already, but here's one more: the cheap-looking, lopsided "futuristic" numbers. They look like they're made up of duct tape*. The #7 in particular looks really bad.
(*I wouldn't put it past Nike to have done this on purpose, going for a lame "duck/duct" pun.)
Oregon hits the very top of the No-Taste-O-Meter. Their uniform style would actually improve if they fed 20 cats lime green jello and had them puke on a white uniform.
to quote Bill Simmons from several years ago Oregon is "Nike's crash test dummy"
I don't really like the number design and they do, indeed, look rather cheap.
Also: I wouldn't even come close to guessing "Ducks" from the feather design.
I think the carbon fiber helmets look pretty sweet apart from the stripe going up the middle.
Nothing will ever beat the winged helmets though.
Also, wouldn't it be a pain to break in that many helmets? As soon as one gets broken in so it doesn't hurt your forehead anymore, it's time to break in another brand new helmet.