Nice job buckeyes,nice job!
Nice job buckeyes,nice job!
They realy just need to stick to wearing their regular uniforms. I don't understand how they can mess this up time and time again.
Right after we slap the numbers on our helmets, look who joins in....
look who started it...
a quick look at the helmet project (http://www.nationalchamps.net/Helmet_Project/) shows numbered helmets were practically the standard in the 1960s. alabama in particular may deserve credit as the most recognizable and longstanding.
i'll give you enough credit to assume you're aware of all that, but if we want to limit this to who started the recent "throwback" numbered helmet craze, how about '05-'06 syracuse, '05 and '09 texas had 1 game each with numbers on the helmet, 2 games for mississippi state in '03...
so maybe we aren't so original- it was unfair of the previous commenter to claim the buckeyes were copying us- but your bizarre efforts to discredit michigan and prop up our rivals is pretty lame, section 1
I was fully aware of the history you cite. I actually saw Jack Clancy, Rick Volk, Tom Curtis and Ron Johnson play for Michigan with numbers on their helmets.
I was indeed just trying to point out that OSU's 2011 Pro Combats were in no way trying to "copy" Michigan.
the "copiers" comment was both lame and uninformed. still think it's sad that a fan who goes way back to the days of clancy, volk, curtis, johnson (i'm too young/historically clueless to know when that was, even if the names are familiar) has become so disillusioned. gotta be thousands of pics of the buckeye helmet in question, but posting a picture of our own player (stonum?) getting crushed like that? c'mon man, save it for the freep!
Bob Timberlake !
They're sort of going for this, right?
Not everyone is lucky enough to have a helmet with wings. Thanks again, Fritz.
...as Navy's new combat uniforms:
I see what you did there... and I'm still wondering why. Also wondering what exactly one has to google to find that.
**update** It's the fourth result for "gay sailor," but the first is much better.
Some of it is 'form follows function,' just as with our circa '36-'38 Spalding designs with the integral leather 'wings.' Because those early sixties helmets had a big additional pad (sort of external) that was the width of the big red stripe. At least some, if not all, of thier helmets had it. The design was short-lived and soon abandoned. Pic!
edit. -- oops, "goodbar" posted essentially the same info below...
better than those camo ones they wore for the spring game and I think another game also, now those were horrible?
I think you spell suck with a S not a Y, you could even spell it with a F and that works just as well
That's not weird is it... Yeah I guess so
That's Reid Fragel's helmet. Great, great kid out of Grosse Pointe South.
Go Blue Devils!
Hell yea GPS!
Are teams just not going to have regular uniforms and helmets in the near future? Will Purdue be pink and green with a logo of an eagle riding an elephant on its helmets one week and then blue and orange with Zues driving a stock car on its helmets the next? Will helmets eventually project rapidly changing holograms that make it impossible to identify players as anything other than blobs of ill-defined matter? The changing of uniforms has gone well past ridiculous.
Maybe it's just me but I actually think they look pretty cool.
Can we just go back to wearing normal uniforms? Please...I'm getting sick of this pro combat stuff, and our bumble bee costumes.
Get off my lawn!
if it helps land some 4 or 5 star studs I will definetley put up wih it one or two games a year. I mean that is what the kids want these days and you either lead or get out of the way. And I sure as heck do not want some 5 stars going to ND or Ohio cause they put ugly uniforms out a few games a year and we do not.
First Michigan is wearing bumblebee uniforms to keep up with the Joneses and the next thing you know they're providing visiting recruits with sex slaves and viles of pure Chinese heroin straight from the last emporer's personal stash just to keep pace with Ohio State. Is that what you want?! Is it?!
Note: Everything about this post is meant to be taken as a joke. I've had long day.
Is that what I want? Depends - am I a recruit?
Hey, Emperor Pu never did heroin, he prefered opium.
who would not want to play 5 years with a red shirt for Oregon and never ever have to wear the same jersey or pants twice? Now they have went way over board with all of their, last time I heard they had around 88 different uniform they can wear. I guess with Nike backing you anything can happen but even with 88 different ones they still find time to wear the daffy duck looking uniforms from the early 90s lol. Cant escape those horrid looney tune jerseys can they?
1. As Bando pointed out, these OSU helmets do look like something OSU has worn before.
2. With the uniforms we have worn this year, I think it will be a long time before Michigan fans can criticize what other teams wear.
All I can think of is...
Red Stripe! Horayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy beer!
I'm at work and the OP's link won't work. Could someone post a picture of these helmets. I work with a number of ohio fans and would like to make fun of them before the end of the day.
It's a bird!
It's a plane!
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I do not like the helmets. it would have been better all silver
In all honesty, I don't mind these. Granted, I haven't seen the jersey and pants, but the helmet looks fairly modern and "hip". Everybody is trying to keep up with Oregon's uni's. I'll probably get negged to Bolivia, but this is just my two cents.
they are not white like the 2009 game.
Most fans love football for its tradition, but lately, the average football game is starting to look like a sports memorabilia convention.
Are we eventually going to have to put up with teams having a special helmet for every game? I guess it's OK if Nike, Adidas, etc are paying for it, but it sure is wreaking havoc with tradition. I was hoping the forum would give an idea of the general consensus, but it doesn't seem to be a big enough sample.
I wonder if younger fans like this or not. Like ot or not, younger fans are the future, and their "vote" counts, too. Do the NCAA and the apparel companies think they have to do this to keep capturing a younger audience?
I guess time will tell whether this qualifies as "evolution" or "another stupid marketing idea." I vote for the latter, but who knows how this will eventually work out?
As a young fan who does like a good looking uniform, I would love nothing more than seeing a winged helmet with no number, a blue jersey with maize numbers (no block M), and maize pants on Saturday afternoon. Our jerseys are classic, yet modern, and even the numbers on the helmet bother me ( I realize that they will be worn on Saturday ). But that's just one opinion of a young fan.
At what point do "regular" uniforms stop having any meaning? I mean, why not just come out in a different look each game? We can have a reality show on the BTN to design the look each week. Or Brandon could always "leverage the brand" into a profitable partnership with Bravo. My wife will love it.
In possibly related news, I saw a "Coke Zero" bottle with a Block M and the logo for TSIO. The bottle had a black wrapper and was called the "Black Edition." If we come out in "Black Edition" uniforms I may actually hurl. Please save your "Black Uniz Will be AWESOME!" posts. I will be on the way to Ann Arbor Torch and Pitch Fork on my way to see Brandon.
Now did ND become the first to really do this with the green jerseys the have wore here and there the last 30 years or so? See the way they did that for big games but not every year was kinda cool to me. Then add the fact for 30 years till Weiss came they never lost wearing them till he used them a few years back. I do not think you have to wear them on the road or every year and I think the new age and old age fans and media could all tolerate it. But every time you wanna big splash in sales is not a good reason to use throw backs imo.
They had those bottles last year too.
Oh - didn't know that. Maybe this isn't the end of the world as we know it.
I can't wait until uniforms throughout the NCAA are on the runway at Bryant Park.....*wonders what monster someone has created*
I like 'em. They are going for the raised padding look that was previously worn back in the day......until it was found that the extra padding actually INCREASED the risk of neck injuries instead of reduceing them.
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Those helmets themselves are OK (the school behind them, not so much). That being said, I don't think the problem with changing uniforms is the change itself, it's just that so many of the changes are too wacky. "If the recruits like them, I'm OK with them" is thrown around a lot, but I doubt recruits like new crap uniforms over great, albiet old and stale, uniforms. I'm a full NINE years removed from freshman year, so maybe I'm too old, but I can't imagine that even back then I would have enjoyed our Mt. Dew Bengals jerseys. A jersey change once or twice a year is no big deal if it's done well. But not when the alternate jerseys/helmets/turf are the equivalent of the file "test.bmp" that is sitting on your desktop from when you first learned how to use Paint and used every tool all at once.
OSU will probably wear those helmets against us.
they look so bad, just very modern looking...
But aren't they basically helmets OSU wore a few decades ago? As far as the looks, nothing is worse than the MSU ones they wore against us. Those take the cake so far for me.
If MSU would have went all black on black throw out the golden brown helmets for black ones with green spartan logo then I think they would have been a lot better looking. I loved the Arizona State all black unis they wore opening weekend. Cant go wrong with blacked out jerseys imo.
What are the chances that the "new jersey every year" fad ends in our lifetime?
Get your own identity Ohio.
I don't really get it. Objectively speaking, Ohio State actually has pretty decent looking uniforms. The red pops, and the helmets with buckeyes are distinctive. *sigh*
is no names on the back of th jerseys, helmet stripes that don't reach the back of the helmet edge (a la 1940-1959) and of course Wolverine helmet awards:
Being from Ohio and rooting for all Cleveland sports, I know ugly. But wow, those are pathetic, hideous, and need to be destroyed immediately.
Hard to be critical of the Buckeyes when Michigan wears those "throwback" mutant bumbebee outfits. Seriously, DB needs to gather those clown suits up in a pile on the Diag, soak them in lighter fluid, and flick a match to them.
Don't be afraid of occasional change. It doesn't tarnish the history of Michigan football.
DB burn those things? Come on. He loves hucksterism and hoopla.
Special goofy unis? Check.
Guys parachuting into the stadium? Check.
Rawk music? Check.
Mascots and advertising? Next.
I just threw up in my mouth thanks a lot u guys
When did it become logical for teams with nice uniforms and tradition to follow in the footsteps of Oregon, MSU, and Maryland and just pump out avant-garde, fashion week-inspired "uniforms" that don't harken back to anything other than a bored artist at Nike's perception of American football in the mid-20th century? These uniforms all worked for over a century; why not keep it going? Does anyone look at Oregon or MSU and think, that's a look I was to imitate?