Thoughts? Opinions? Honestly these wayyyy are better than most.
7/10 - not a game changer but a credit to Adidas for not going with, say, orange and white checkered patterns.
Just wait - I am sure those will come by end of next year.
You do see the sleeves on the undershirt, right? They could not help themselves.
I THOUGHT THOSE WERE STRIPES
Revised score: 6/10.
When are they going to wear these?
Looks more like Syracuse than Tennessee.
Whatever it takes to sell tickets. Have they sold out a game yet?
Except that MSU's colors were black and gold/bronze before they joined the Big Ten. They had to change colors so as not to encroach on Purdue's look.
I think they look pretty good actually.
yeah they are pretty sweet looking, but is blue one of their colors? Is this kind of like us sporting some orange uniforms as our alternates. Just seems a little weird.
blue or gray??
Looks grey to me. That would make more sense than blue. Like a smoky grey, which pays tribute to the mountain range, I'm assuming.
Maybe they're trying to do something in that vain after merging the two AD's? Or maybe they just think the blue looks pretty, which is probably a lot more likely.
Edit: Or the guys above are right and it isn't blue at all, this is all some of the fun of uniformz.
Works for me but I'm bummed that you can see homeboy's junk in that picture.
Nothing to be sad about, it's just a dick.
I've heard about these some today. I was told it looks more grey in real life than that. If they don't, its not so good.
The unis are gray and surprisingly nice. For once Adidas didn't swing for the fences
I can't believe the number of posts suggesting that this anything other than hideous. Every single thing about this design is wrong. The iconic Tennessee helmet looks out of place with the rest. That carbon grey looks like it just crawled out of a coal mine. It may be the grimmest alternate I've ever seen.
I feel sad for you. :(
I was more surprised Adidas made these. Usually their alternates, ya know, suck.
although I was secretly hoping for these...
will want 'em.
Nice touch! cleats with toes. Those look comfy.
you can only go up with any alternate uniformz.
IMO Tennessee has some of the ugliest uniforms in football. Hard to mess up an abomination to start with.
My eyes hurt.
it shows the color a little better.
I guess they're going for "2009 cool."
You know, those actually aren't bad at all as Adidas alternates go - it doesn't make up for the damage Adidas has done to my optic nerves over time, but this does help.
SBNation had an amusing remark on these actually, talking about how the last alternate uniform was the 2009 Halloween game versus South Carolina, which was victory, but alas, a Lane Kiffin-coached victory. Therefore, no black in the uniform this time.
Here's the release video from Adidas:
They are quite alternative - sorta remind me of the R.E.M. Monster album cover.
so many little logo though, very nascar
Free advertising for Tennesse. They should thank you. That bluish color is not orange/white. What gives? Don't really care.
Not bad as far as these things go, I guess. Does Tennessee have the uniform history that makes the occasional alternate not a crime against tradition?
I do wish Adidas would stop trying to make the undershirt sleeves as a part of the uniform's look happen. The uniform would be much better without the stupid checkered pattern on the sleeves, or sleeves at all, really.
Ugh. They went BFBS... Tennessee orange is a classic, I dislike it, but it's not too bad. Anyone know what their away uni looks like?
Oh it's gray... That's a little better. Still stick with orange and white
however, they do not look like the University of Tennessee football team and there in lies the problem.
Gray isn't one of their colors. The state nickname is the pumpkin patch, not the parking lot.
If they had never started playing sports until this year and chose gray, orange, and white as their school colors then this would be a decent look.
Alright, I guess. Probably could have used more whit on the uniform so that the helmet doesn't stick out so much.
but hey the kidz on the recruiting trail will love it so it's all good.
I think it's time Nike upped the ante and developed a uniform that's based on tattoos.
Done an alternate helpmate to continue the flow of the uniform, not bad.
...gray/orange is terrible combo.
"Hi, I'm adidas. Do you mind if I take your normal uniform, cover it in black, then splash some of your actual colors in random places. You do'nt mind? Cool! Here is a truckfull of money."
Seriously, even if I actually liked these specific uniformz, which I don't, I am already tired of the needless attempt to jazz up a sport that needs absolutely zero jazzing up. These kinds of ridiculous uniformz make me think of Arena League football, or the hapless XFL, or really any desperate, sinking ship. Oh wait, Tennessee...
The pattern at the top of the jersey makes it look like the guy just got run over by a big truck. Probably not the most intimidating look for a football team.
The first school I thought of when I saw this was The U. A team's uniform should remind you of their school not another school.
The floor drain pattern on the chest and shoulders is a metaphor for their program the last 5-8 years.
It will be obscured by the sidecar.
And if you like these, don't EVER complain about Michigan's alternates ever again.
Better than their actual uniforms. Never go back.
to just how bad most alternate uniforms are that people don't think these suck.
Before we lived in a world where every team had an alternate uniform design, I would have given these about a 2 out of 10.
But given that most alternate uniforms look like they were designed by a either a 4-year old set loose with a box of Crayolas or a mental patient who has been off of his meds for a month (yes I know, mental illness is not a joke, yada yada yada) I give these a 4.
Adidas did a good job on them... Should probably wear these for UGA or USC. Can't wait til we wear them for real
And yes, Gray is on the official color palette for UT. They just haven't worn them since around the 20s.
Alternate uniforms should be banished to an alternate universe.
Would you be so kind as to give us further details on this alternate universe?
I really wish teams would quit these clown show business and just stick to their traditional uniforms.
When does our adidas contract expire again?
I miss you, Nike. sniff sniff.
Just noticed your avator and signature... You win the day.. and probably the week. If there is anything more fitting I haven't seen it.
What would Phillip Fulmer Think.....