fair point that
Do they also work as flags?
That's a good sign for us. Everyone knows you don't wear white after Labor Day.
This should definitely have an impact on the game. Braxton Miller will no longer know to throw it above the grey pants, thus he will put every pass into the ground for FOMOF.
Haha exact image I had come to mind
Can somebody put that turd in a cooler? I was all set to post that those pants will work nicely with blood stains and poop stains.
Now I suddenly miss the old grass field.
2008 in Columbus
2011 in Michigan
I'm not a fan of most of them, although I did kind of like the ones for the Wisconsin/Penn State games this year with the big helmet stripe.
I agree with this. I'm not a huge fan of the alternates and prefer the arcahic traditional uniforms to this. Ohio State in a way has become too commercial wearing alternative uniforms to show off the newest style Nike has created. Once a year is enough. Stick with tradition and the appeal of the regular white uniforms, not this garbage. BTW any chance you can post a pic of the old uniforms in the 60's you're referencing of both teams? TIA.
...but at least it's obvious no one's wearing white:
I'm not sure when this changed. i'm looking at clips from '59 and OSU is definitely wearing white.
it's almost impossible to find this information with a simple google search.
White jerseys were instituted by the NCAA in the 1950's to facilitate viewing on monochrome (ie, "black-and-white") TVs of that era, even though the NCAA's first invasion of the television world was to ban broadcasts of games by Notre Dame and Penn in 1950. By about 1952, the NCAA had settled on the one-national-game-a-week plus regional broadcasts that more or less were the rule until the NCAA was successfully sued by Oklahoma and U of Georgia in 1981.
The white road jerseys were instituted sometime around the beginning of NCAA football broadcasting ca. 1952, although I can't find any explicit discussion of this on-line; I remember it was in the CTE story a couple of years back, I think in the New Yorker. I can't find that online either. According to a hit for "Dawgsports," the white jersey rule was lifted sometime around 2009.
You can see home unis on both teams in both the snow-bowl OSU game of 1950 and in the excerpts of the UM-USC Rose Bowl of 1948 posted to YouTube by WolverineHistorian. If the white-jersey rule has in fact been lifted, the Game would have been the perfect place to restore some real throwback action. Unfortunately, the MBA's are in charge with gimmick uniformz the new "tradition."
The '52 game was blue vs. red; in the '58 game M wore white. I've always assumed this was because of television--if you're old enough to remember B&W TV you'll understand why.
The white jersey rule hasn't been entirely lifted, but in 2008 USC and UCLA both showed up in dark jerseys. USC was charged with a timeout for wearing illegal shirts; UCLA immediately burned a timeout to even things up, and the game went on. The next year a rule was made that you can apply to your conference for an exemption for a particular game and the conference is supposed to ensure jersey contrast.
Looks like I'm off a decade . . . 50's not 60's for the switch to away white vs. home color unis.
I wonder why wearing a different uniform (which really isn't THAT different than their normal one) is a sign of disrespect to a football game.
Wearing a special uniform makes it seem like the game isn't special enough on its own, we need to make it more special by adding crazy unis.
USC and UCLA do the same thing (both wear their home unis) and it definitely works for them. I don't see why us and Ohio can't do it for The Game.
That would be so cool. It would love to bring back that tradition, it adds a unique spin to the rivalry. Plus we win more in our home unis anyways...
I hate them. The black facemasks are stupid. I didn't realize that Ohio's colors were scarlet, grey, white, and black.
I got into a fight with someone in 9th grade (well, I was defending myself from upperclassmen) and I asked one of them if he got his hat from the Dollar store reject bin because it was black with a red "o", and black is not one of their colors. As they were flushing my Block M fitted hat down the toilet, they politely explained how black is apparently part of the official color scheme.
Fun people. Great times.
Black is not a school color. But it has been used on the uniforms since at least the 30s. And Woody Hayes exclusively wore a Black hat with a scarlet O.
They seem to have phased over from gray to more of a silver look over the last 10 years or so. Then again, maize ain't what it used to be either.
Highlighter yellow jerseys!
Borges don't do counters. Maybe just the D wears yellow.
O wears blue, D wears yellow. Cool. Oregon, my foot.
maize jerseys and navy pants.
Is it just me, or does it look like that guy is wearing his jock on he outside?
Made me lol
OSU was ranked # 5 and Michigan beat them 28-0. Never. Say. Die.
This ain't 1993.
We gone lose.
hope for the best, plan for the worst.
the point is that no one knows anything, and there is always a chance. Just because it might not come to pass does not mean the possibility did not exist.
I'm so tired of so many people saying, "Well in this year, the Buckeyes were ranked this, we sucked, and still beat them." Like the guy above me said, "This ain't 1993" or whatever year someone else is referring to. Whether we like it or not, Ohio is an elite, top-five program and we can't just go into the game anymore saying, "We're Michigan and will win." Our team is still at least a couple of years away from being good. Right now, they're just average, which pains me to say because I love this team more than any other from any other sport. The Buckeyes are going to annihilate Michigan. Early prediction is 38-13.
Holy crap. Someone tell my wife and kids.
I guess I need to learn how to be a fan too. I'm doing it wrong.
Also, if you can't have hope, then why bother?
You can hope all you want. I hope they never lose a game to anyone, but they do. There is a fine line of hoping they will win and just saying they're going to win with no logical reason.
I merely cited a precedent for a similar scenario (unranked 4 loss Michigan team, top 5 ranked OSU team), and said "never say die".
We started out the season #3 and had three players who made All-American.
We clobbered Minnesota 58-7 the week before. And three of our four losses were under a touchdown.
We also had Tyrone Wheatley, Amani Toomer and Mercury Hayes on offense and Ty Law on defense. That was a very talented team that ran into a rouch patch in the middle of the season.
I like to channel 1993 to give me some hope, but I don't see that same type of talent on our sidelines right now.
Will not dominate. They may win by 10 or 14, but they will not dominate. People can continue to believe Ohio is a top 5 team and in all reality they are not. Until Ohio sures up that defense, they wont be top 5. Indiana will score 30+ this week on them. I called the same thing with Illinois. This team has a weakness that Urban is trying to get off his staff at year end and it;s name is fickell. I know it may be cripple fight with him and Borges, but I believe Al has his number at least.
edit: Before someone tries to correct me. Ohio is top 5 in the polls, but only because of who their coach is and the fact they have beat up on 22 hapless opponents in a row. Urban is winning with a lot of tress players right now. He did the same at florida with zookers guys. Lets see how he does next year when he loses four of his five starting o-lineman and possibly Braxton Miller.
Nothing like your super balanced and awesome offense to really exploit the weakness.