For anyone watching Miami and Maryland.
LOL Maryland uniforms.
I have a seizure everytime I see them
Nice helmets. And yes, im being 100% sarcastic.
Did you see a shot of their old "tortoise-pattern" helmets? Those were pretty fancy . . . .
Wow. Those are awful. Awful afwul awful. They hurt my eyes.
At a corporte event I attended a few months ago, the owner of Under Armor spoke of how he was trying to really create a brand centered around innovation, which can be hard to do in the sports word, thus it leads to them only being able to make visual changes. On that same trip I got to meet Tom Brady and his lovely wife.
Danny O'Brien lost a ton of weight and became a sophomore QB and is on Maryland.
I can't wait till I see the name HE HATE ME on the back of one of those Maryland jersey's.
He Hate Me ruled...
He Hate Me is the congealed, superdense, white-dwarf core of the XFL pop culture supernova. Still emitting high-energy radiation for many millions of years, He Hate Me is the only offhand reference anyone still remembers or utilizes in conversation. Now it has new life as an internet meme.
besides the obvious Susie Kolber-Joe Namath "I want to kiss you" interview, was the intro XFL game interview with Rod Smart. First question:
"Who hate you?"
have been a ton of ugly uniforms this weekend. Maryland's may be the worst even though I thought Georgia's were god awful as well.
Absolutely atrocious. I thought Nike was bad about this kind of thing, but Under Armour just took it to a whole new level of ugly.
Theyre giving me seizures. Secondly, wtf how are they even legal?!
worst unis ever. i think i literally said "lolwut" outloud.
worst unis ever. i think i literally said "lolwut" outloud.
Love em! Passion for fashion!
I like them. Something new isnt always bad to see....For me at least.
I kinda like them -- they got a sort of Medieval Times vibe that appeals to me. A lot better than the UGa or BSU unis.
My buddy commented on how they look like the Templar Knights out there, but in all seriousness those things are awful.
The other side belongs at a construction site, but oh well
You realize that's the Maryland flag, right? I mean, it's a pretty stupid thing to put on a helmet like that, but it's not just random designs.
But that doesn't make the black/yellow side look any better
FTR, it is the only US state flag that is based on English heraldry. Neat story about the flag and how it came to be, but I think it translates poorly into a football uniform.
They're about the only thing Maryland could do that qualifies as interesting. And it's really hard to look unique in college football these days.
and I don't mean some crappy faux retro.
Thinking of any in particular?
Maryland's offense looks pretty good thus far.
Clearly, there was an explosion at a nearby condiment supply house.....
Were the players having a painter's tape party at the time, too?
Possibly they saw the commercial for Frog Tape, since the lines are VERY crisp. No smearing at all between the ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise.
Looking at the comments above, Maryland's uniforms have achieved their purpose - they got people's attention.
There is no such thing as bad publicity.
The horror pts I & II
you mean 2014?
"There is no such thing as bad publicity."
Plaese don't let Dave BRANDon hear that.
It looks like Maryland was involved in an all out ketchup/mustard fight in the locker room.
Al golden v Randy edsall
Matt Millen rockin the mic (nose for the endzone)
The checkerboard side has grown on me, but the other side... not so much. Maryland has a huge new set of unis. I actually like these:
I really like the flat black helmets. Meanwhile, UMaryland blows a chance to go up big with a pick inside the 5 yd line.
Flat black helmets are just plain awesome
Or when baboons "present".
Yuck those things are fugly... helmet should resamble a paper bag....
For teams with fairweather fans..."I can't be seen with you, either"
I did a double take when I saw those uniforms. Just ugh!
Maybe they are designed to make the opposing team nauseous. In which case, brilliant.
I blame the Maryland QB Danny O'Brien's decision to throw the 2yd pick in the endzone (rather than taking the walk-in touchdown) on the helmets.
They wore different helmets for warmups! so between warmups and the game they all had to switch helmets! The marketing people are now affecting the actual game/players preperation. This is ridiculous.
I thought the tortoise pattern helmets were actually kinda cool. The idea of incorporating the Maryland state flag into the jersey is a cool idea - they do have a pretty nifty flag - but it just doens't work IMO.
I rewound to the video from warmups. They had the white tortoise shell helmets and the uniforms were a more basic white design with red and yellow piping. Then they came out with the Maryland flag design on the jersey AND the helmet. I think they changed both after warmups!
WOW! Those uniforms make the Terps look like Crash Dummies!
The Medieval Jousting Dinner Theater called....they'd like their costumes back before the 5:30 p.m. matinee
They remind me of this:
wow, just wow. I really have trouble imagining them pointing to those uniforms and saying to recruits"You can wear these!" with a straight face.
"Our helmets have... uh... these things"
There is no such thing as bad publicity.
Looks like someone threw up on a white jersey and said, ".... hmmm... I think this might look good on an ACC team"
If they were just the red and white pattern they would be pretty sick.
ok. These are ugly as sin, but.....
They just announced that the team captains would select the uni for each week, and that they would take into account the opponent's uni. Example given was GaTech. If they have a lot of gold, Maryland won't wear a combo with much gold in it.
I like the concept. It's not for Michigan, but I think it's a nice wrinkle for a program looking to get noticed.
God, I hope Eastern doesn't go that route. We change our uniforms enough as it is....we don't have to add the sin of creating butt ugly uniforms to bad football.
I think this was a Project Runway challenge from last season.
What's even worse are the cleats, Maryland state flag pattern all over them.
I feel like I'm in that South Park episode when the kids refuse to watch the redux version of "Raiders"
JUST LOOK AWAY!!!
Definitely over the top. I thnk it's cool that they resemble the state flag.
I live in Maryland. The state flag is kinda cool. But seriously, there needs to be some limits.
I am also in MD, and my super scientific poll of drunk people at the bar thought they were ridiculous, but "kind of cool," whatever that means.
Version with a elk on one side, deer in the other and a big TUEBOR across the front
Not busy enough. See if "Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice" could take up more room.
Looked it up and it's an elk and moose and an eagle and a dude with a gun and the sun and water and a shield and a...
Commercials for both schools uninspiring too.
Miami: make that U thing, 3 credits
Maryland: too many quick shots, also think you back off "fear the turtle" in an academic ad.
From Pahokee? Shoudn't be allowed not to go to Michigan.
Anyone want to guess what the big red and white cross on the side of those helmets was used for in Maryland sometime in the 1860's?
It was used as a symbol of the Maryland secessionists, but Maryland had used the Crossland crest as a state symbol for many things prior to the secessionist adoption, and was created in the 17th century (well before there was even a Union to secede from). The state chose to incorporate the crest into its official flag after the Civil War to represent unity and healing, though it had long been used unofficially as one half of the symbol for the state anyway.
They look like court jesters.
with Al Golden in the shirt and tie....kicking it old school. Has he always dressed that way for games?
Yup. With red and white ties at Temple.
I'm a fan of that look but only some could pull it off. If coach Hoke did it he would look like Hank Stram but with better hair. On second thought....That would be awesome.
Yup. Very old school JoePa. If Miami really goes down Id like to see Golden take over at PSU someday.
When I loaded the ESPN front page, the first thing I said was, "What in the HELL are the Terrapins wearing?"
I don't even do that with Oregon's unis. That is impressively ugly.
Md scores on fumble return for TD with 40 seconds to go in half. Miami had ball inside their own 20 and opted to run, presumably to run out the half. Ball stripped and returned for 6. Those that thought Denard going on a knee at the end of the 2nd quarter was weak (myself included) should repent.
Methinks you need to be at least out to the ~30 with a little time left or within hail-Mary distance if it's just a few seconds (depends on QB).
I believe the frequency of turnovers is greater than the frequency of 80 yd TDs in prevent situations.
If Texas had taken a knee in 09 against Alabama, they might have been Natl Champs.
is the turtle in the uni's?
and look at those things
those jerseys remind of the the dallas teams jerseys from any given sunday
thats exactly what i thought too. watched that movie yesterday =]
Daffy Duck is excited for our game.
A lot of the comments on this thread could apply to our retro jerseys.
At least our retro jerseys have some history behind them. I feel like my son from my third marriage came up with the design for those jerseys, and he's 9!
A Maryland "Key Play".
I thought outside of Michigan everyone knew that was dumb.
It doesn't surprise me that Maryland comes out with this stuff....you talk about a school and fanbase that's completely incapable of being embarrassed....
dude you have a serious hate for md, I know being a virginia fan it is your duty to feel superior to everyone else for no real reason but seriously, virginia is a joke, nobody in md gives a crap about your school so just let it go.
UVA athletic program is pretty embarrassing . . .
Not as embarrassing as saying something retarded like that. You must be one of those people who think there's only one college sport.
Football, basketball, and hockey. I haven't seen UVA do anything in any of those sports. You must be a lax brah or something.
The thing is, nobody cares about anything besides bball and football. Just look at the guy who always posts about UM softball on this site. Nobody even reads that shit. It's nice for the players and their friends and family, but everyone knows UVA sports are a joke because their basketball and football teams suck. Get over yourself.
I just have one question, if you can take a break for a sec from being a hypocritical ass about the lacrosse/hockey thing: what the fuck got into you all of a sudden? Maryland resident? Terp grad student and/or slappy? You're theoretically a Michigan fan, since when do the precious feelings of a fanbase that give OSU and MSU a real run for their money in the couch-burning department matter to you?
Or, in short: Why are you acting a dick to one of the hundreds of people who are bashing the uniforms?
I didn't mention Maryland, only UVA. Why do you care what allegiances inform my opinion?
I saw an opportunity to make fun of UVA and I took it. Go throw on some seersucker/pastel getup and deal with it.
I am from MD and have rooted for them since I can remember rooting for sports and am currently a michigan student hence why Michigan for me. I called you out because everytime md gets brought up you feel the need the need to say something and while yes md riots this is the fanbase where one of the fraternities has their pledges paint their faces black and "pick cotton" as part of the pledge process so yeah, get off your high horse about fanbases.
How Brian Kelly feels about the new unis
HAHA! Look what Jim Rome had to say about these abominations:
@jimrome "Whatever the NCAA decides to do to Miami, they should double for Maryland. Those helmets prove a lack of instutional control"
Then he ran away from Jim Everett
I hope Prevail and Ride does a post on this shit... he already tweeted:
Ever wondered what happens when an English Noble tailpipe-rapes a taxi cab? The baby comes out dressed in Maryland's football uniform.
It's really cool to see Edsall's sideline demeanor. (specially after watching Kelly's explosion two days ago) He seems to pat his players on the back and positively reinforce them even when they screw up. I'd give my 1000% to someone like that if I was playing.
wow if that hold call on the reciever decides this game, the terps got robbed
Hold was a facemask actually.
What's your point ?
Just what I thought...
Hold on Maryland...please
them must have had some really good herb.
I wonder what Ira has to say about them?
What an ending, what a pick!
Returning that for a touchdown is kinda dickish. Which makes it the perfect thing to happen to Miami.
If that pass is incomplete, Maryland goes into the Victory formation.
As it turned out, Maryland had to kick off to Miami w/ 39 seconds left. Still a likely win, but Maryland DB Cameron Chism actually hurt his team's chances with that play (beyond the PBU).
Sweet. Late pick six for the cover.
I love watching the players go over to the student section after a win. I don't think I remember that from my freshman year with Lloyd. Was that a Rich Rod thing?
i think the helmets could be ok on their own. its a pretty cool homage to the state flag. i also saw them wearing helmets in warmups that had a turtleshell pattern on them that were pretty cool
Look, Edsall is trying to create enthusiasm for Maryland football, and Marylanders are insanely proud of their flag. Does it play in Michigan? No, but it doesn't have to. It has to generate interest from Marylanders themselves. The University of Maryland isn't in a state like Michigan, where people have an inherent interest in college athletics. People don't care about them despite their solid performance over the past few years (and a team that this year might even be able to win their division in the ACC).
For Maryland as a state and a program, the uniforms work and are no worse than what Oregon did when they first came out. Remember how stupid the "feathered" look and metalic shoulderpad look appeared when they came out. This is just their thing and it works for them.
They don't get the luxury of having a national brand and a solid uniform identity like Michigan does with the winged helmet. If this helps advance a brand and get Marylanders interested in college football, then great. I hope it works, since Edsall is really serious about getting Maryland kids dreaming of going to/playing for Maryland the way Michigan is about their kids.
but whenever I saw MD's helmets during the game, I didn't know whether to yell "Taxi!" or "Checkmate!"
Im usually pretty conservative but for some reason i thought Marylands uniforms were pretty slick looking
For those of you hating on the MD uniform they spent like 10 minutes on sc talking about the uniforms, that is the most publicity I've ever seen MD get so the uniforms were successful. Plus it was all about pride in the state and us Marylanders love our state and our flag so it works for the fanbase
I actually like a few of these newer jerseys coming out. I actually liked Georgia's and a couple others the past few years. That being said, there's just as many I think look horrendous and this was sure one of them. This was just ridiculous. Maybe in the XFL or CFL those could fly.
I'm a proud Maryland resident but those uniforms were pretty ugly. The flag was too big. They could have shrunk it or something, or put a patch on their uniforms with the flag. The Terps uniforms to me will always have Terps written in cursive. You aren't Oregon junior. You're Maryland.
Those uni's look like a wall with 1/2 the wallpaper removed allowing the old wallpaper to show. I couldn't imagine wearing their apparel.
I'm definitely a uniform traditionalist, but I actually like the homage to the best state flag in the union.
they arnt that bad people