They are pretty bad-ass, actually. But they might look less cool without the wispy smoke.
I did not make this headline up
Those are pretty badass. The helmet logo is a bit... gimmicky, though.
As long as it's not my team (the wolverines).
are pretty terrible in my opinion. They were in serious need of a change about 20 years ago or more.
Gimmicky: yes. XFL-level gimmicky: not quite. But give them time.
That is all
All black uniforms usually look badass, and this is no exception.
that they didn't show what the new wrestling singlet will look like. ASU did just crown two champs a few weeks ago. as for the football uni's i like them. not too much going on and you can't dig too much on a uni that has "PT42" on it.
...I'm just not excited by a redesign that completely excludes the longstanding logo.
How could anyone get rid of Sparky?
They could've done a logo where Sparky tattooed the mustache on his finger.
1) Why do they have a trident on the helmet?
2) Why would a team that plays in a perpetually hot and sunny desert wear all black?
Arizona St>Sun Devil>Trident... that wasn't that hard
I thought the Devil had a pitchfork. After further google review, it's not clear cut.
The thing the devil is usually portrayed as holding is a trident, i.e. a three-pronged spear. In the vernacular, we usually call the devil's weapon a "pitchfork", which is really a farm implement for tossing hay, but w/e. "Fear the Fork" makes for a better slogan than "Fear the Dent".
Good work. It's posts like yours that separate MGoBlog from cesspools like MLive.
But thanks. ;-)
I mean, if I was really being scholarly, I should have gone into "tri" meaning 3, and the 3 prongs, etc., etc.....but that's not nearly as much fun as toy weapon pics.
"2) Why would a team that plays in a perpetually hot and sunny desert wear all black?"
They play almost all of their home games at night anyways.
Brick, I’ve been meaning to talk to you about that. You should find yourself a safehouse or a relative close by. Lay low for a while, because you’re probably wanted for murder.
I may be in the minority, but I like Nike's uniforms (for the most part). I bet if I wore one, I could almost pick up some chicks.
I actually like Nike. Their jerseys,shirts and hats all look better than adidas. Adidas is a soccer brand. Can't wait to go back to Nike.
Good Lord, Justin Boren needs to get a haircut.
back in 1995. This looks like something out of the movie Any Given Sunday. I hate when team's get away from their traditional unis
It is not like there is a lot of tradition behind a Sun Devil helmet to begin with. If this were Penn.St, ND, or us it would be a F'ing travesty. They are in the Pac12 and on at 10:00 at night, any publicity is good publicity.
was that they were butt-ugly.
No one is gonna miss the maroon & yellow or the green & yellow.
Ya had to be a loyal fan to buy something in those colors.
I actually like the new unis a lot, except for the following
1) Weird rays/flames from the trident (which they call a pitchfork but w/e) - is it a pitchfork, or a rocket ship?
2) Gradient on the black uni numbers. Guh.
3) The black unis in general. They look kind of cool, but I'm sick of black for black's sake. It's been done, get over it. The maroon unis look great.
I'm okay with ditching Sparky from the helmet, it was a bit cartoonish and frankly didn't stand out on the field. The new fork has more pop and looks less outdated ("traditional" is good, "outdated" is bad).
I live in Phoenix and the ASU alums at work are generally pleased, though many agree with my dislike of the black unis.
Black for Black's Sake? Fellow Uni-Watch reader I take it?
Really, I think this was a downgrade. They had a recognizable look, now they will look like part of the Nike herd.
Actually not a reader of Uni-Watch. But I did come across the acronym BFBS on another blog.
I fully agree with the sentiment that BFBS is BS.
But not the webpage.
You get banned or something, in a previous life?
Edit: not responding to Gbdub, but ChuckWood-
You know, like Harvey the bunny.
But if that doesn't excite you, email Brian. Don't complain, just explain the confusing situation. Might just be a really odd, individual glitch with the site meltdown.
Anyone on the App can, I'm sure. But the deleted posts still show there too.
I wouldn't think you've been banned without an email; and without GOOD reason, that you'd remember. They lean heavily toward free speech, and let one hang themselves pretty much. That's why I said don't act mad, because it probably wasn't action against you, but a glitch. Think they stopped showing up right around the Malware disaster time? Not being that technical, that would be my uneducated bet.
I agree. I think they do a pretty good job. There are a few exceptions, but for the most part they are pretty decent looking. For this particular example, I actually like the maroon and white ones more than the black.
The devil/pitchfork logo was one of the more venerable and classic illustrational marks, and was truly original and distinctive. They've thrown that all overboard in favor of an already-dated flavor-of-the-month that is more at home in the Arena League.
It makes me wonder again: if there is a single athletic director in the country with the brains and the balls to tell Phil Knight—and his money—to go fuck himself?
Nike uniforms are almost always Arena League uniforms
I think the old logo looked kinda outdated and cheesy, but it definitely was unique. I like the new uni's other than a lack of any kind of logo whatsoever. They should have updated the old one instead of scrapping it altogether.
I like the trident logo on the helmet, although I would have put a sunburst behind it. I think Sparky had a little too much fine detail for a helmet. It looked ok up close, but in a typical line-of-scrimmage shot it was hard to make out the details.
Now the all-black uniform would be fine for Missouri or Southern Miss but it just looks stupid on ASU. Black is not one of their colors. Their colors are maroon and gold.
This. Sparky makes for a decent mascot, but there's too much detail for a helmet. The new pitchfork motif will show up better. If you look at the link to ASUs facebook page, it looks like a smaller Sparky will still be on the back of the helmet, next to the Pac 12 logo.
Oh geeze. Calm down it's Arizona St. God forbid a team gets new uniforms. You want to write a letter to the Senator while you're at it.
I'll concede that they aren't bad, but most of Nike's redesigns (Pro Combats, Michigan State's logo debacle, giving Baylor of all people the second Oregon treatment, and Oregon's earlier uniforms themselves) are terrible. Good to see that they're improving.
I like most of the logos-- the ASU on the sleeves is a bit much. The away uni looks pretty sweet, actually. My biggest complaint-- WHY THE BLACK??? What is this, the NHL circa 1997??
How many teams in the Pac10 is Nike going to force black upon??? Obviously Oregon (and OSU doesn't count), but Washington, ASU... there is NO black at all in their color scheme-- and yet Nike takes it there. What, did the child labor sweatshops in Vietnam screw up an order and produce 4x the intended black performance mesh?
If black isn't originally a school color, it shouldn't be a significant feature in a school's uniforms. Purdue with black uniforms? Absolutely. Iowa? Of course. Arizona State? Absolutely not.
Black is not a great color to wear in the desert, even at night.
I like the unis !
My only complaint is that there were not enough pictures of the volleyball unis
Hey man you know what would be fukkin wikked sikk? Fukkin blakk! Fukkin badazzzzzzzzz.
Fuck Nike, man....ASU is one of the few schools that could pull off that maroon and gold combo and make it look good and now everything's gotta be blakk. Kuz it's fukkin sikkkkk and wikked and badazzzz and the kidzzzz think it's totally fukkin sweeeeeeeeeeeet.
Sadly a lot of kids my age (and therefore the age of current recruits) feel this way.
The new black ASU uniforms suck ass.