to play football, not to play trumpet
Uniformz. ND with the new UA unis..... (not good)
for every game? woof.
Purdue is a big game for ND. Throw out the record books when those two get together.
There was a time when they were known as "the Spoilermakers."
True but none of us was alive then (well I was)...Other than a few years of .500 ball, they have done nothing since the late 60's.
ND 57–26–2 all time record.
and a fan of Michigan/CFB going back to the late 60's, and you're pretty much right about Purdue's overall "suckage" over the last 45 years. The only thing I'd differ with is that they've actually had two short "eras" of success: the Jim Young/Mark Herrmann period (late 70's thru '80) and the Joe Tiller/Drew Brees period (especially while Brees was there, tho they remained somewhat competetive for several more seasons until Tiller retired). Purdue actually had some very good-to-great teams for a few consecutive seasons during those two periods.
ok, I concede you make some good points.
The term "Spoilermakers" isn't based on successful eras. It is based on the habit of bad Purdue teams upsetting national powers. It happened to us in 1976. UM was number 1 in the country and they beat us 16-14 when Bob Wood's 37-yard field goal attempt sailed wide at game's end.
They really earned the name against ND. See http://www.uhnd.com/blog/history/irish-stewed-spoilermakers-5296/
"As insignificant as you think Purdue might be, they didn’t come by their nickname “The Spoilermakers” for nothing. What team ended Notre Dame’s school-record 39-game unbeaten streak? Purdue. What team has ended double-digit unbeaten and/or winning streaks by Notre Dame on four separate occasions, more than any other Irish opponent? Purdue. What team holds the record for the most points scored in one game by an opponent in Notre Dame Stadium ? Purdue. What was the only team to defeat a #1 ranked Notre Dame team twice in the Ara Parseghian era? Yep, still Purdue."
"Ten of Purdue`s 17 victories since 1950 can be classified as ``major upsets.`` In 14 of its 17 losses to Purdue from 1950 to 1987, Notre Dame was ranked in the nation`s top 20. Four of the losses came when the Irish were No. 1, two when they were No. 2, one when they were No. 6, two when they were No. 8 and one when they were No. 9."
As to any question about how recent this is, I started by saying "there was a time . . ."
Honestly, take away the weird stripe on the pants and they aren't that bad. Better than the striped numbers for sure.
So the regular home and away's are exactly the same as they've worn the past few years except the UA logo on the shoulder replacing the adidas logo at the neck. Honestly, I am not a fan of the alternates but they are way more conservative than what they've worn for the "Shamrock Series" the past few years.
I am by no means an ND fan but I'd guess they are quite attached to the gold dome helmets, yet they wear these monstrous perversions of it at least once a year...no matter how much we complain about uniformz ND has it way worse.
Smif N Wessun would love these.
Not for every game. Just the Shamrock Series game vs Purdue... still one game too many
Washington? That you?
I thought I was looking at a Power Rangers screen shot at first.
First thing I thought too
This uniform(z) is much worse than Michigan's uniform(z).
Than the weird half shamrock/half leprechaun helmets of a few years, ago, but they are hideous. Not as bad as those Maryland unis, though. It seems like the only attractive UA uniforms have been the Northwestern redesigns.
Looks just like the Navy uniforms
That's what I thought - doesn't immediately scream ND. Too much Navy Blue.
Either way, why you'd want to re-design your classic uniforms--even for one game--to end up looking like two teams you regularly play is beyond me.
Yikes. Red wing boots with stupid stripes on the pants. The rest is doable I guess
That undershirt is the most batshit insane thing I've ever seen. It beats those crazy state flag helmets from Maryland.
I actually think they look cool
I think they look cool too, but only because I hate ND.
That undershirt pattern is only slightly less hideous than an AJ McCarron tattoo. The pregame locker room will be filled with bleeding eyes.
a particular form of Catholic interrogation
The undershirt looks like some type of tunic that a 40 year old guy with a paunch and a pony tail would wear going to a "renaissance faire."
concur. Took me half a second to think that.
It looks like they used the UTL III unis as a template...
Pitt Panthers circa 1976 - 1982
Or simply wearing the Panthers uniforms from their game with Florida State last year:
The old Pitt uniforms were sweet. They should go back to them. Unique in college football.
Not that unique - looks just like UCLA.
LA, with all due respect, they are not the same. UCLA is powder blue and gold, while Pitt was darker blue with a matte, mustard color helmet.
I really like these. Just a difference of opinion.
you might as well have angled strips of duct tape on your pants.
Atrocious. Just looking at those makes me want to throw up in my mouth...
God Damnit Dave Brandon! Will you stop at nothing to ruin my college football viewing experience!?!?!
and another honorary +1 pertaining to soul of college football being sold.
"They wear what the archbishop tells them, and who tells the archbishop? Their king in the pointy hat what sits on his throne in Rome."
marketers marketing for the sake of marketing.
These are like Pitt's jerseys now. The cleats are terrible.
Michigan should go to Under Armour, they said.
Their uniforms are better than adidas, they said.
I want these when we play football games in Ann Arbor
And I want these when we play football games outside of Ann Arbor
Good catch! ha!
...and I always wondered why the hell we couldn't get pants that were one shade of maize.
those two-toned pants Michigan wore during the Rick Leach/Harlan Huckleby/Rob Lytle days.
Then again, I was in my early 20's back then, about the same age that the uniformz-loving crowds are now.
Who said that? I hear lots of people (myself included) pining for Nike again, not UA. I don't want Nike because of UNIFORMZ (which are turrible), but because of overall quality, and not having jerseys shred from being looked at all squinty eyed.
There have been people on here wanting Under Armour.
I'm on here a lot, and I don't remember any of that.
I'll bite. I prefer Under Armour. I would love a nice Under Armour tee, and a quarter zip for games. Their clothing, to me, is the highest quality.
On the field Maryland and MERICA Northwestern take the cake for crazy designs.But they have turned out some things of beauty with a legacy like Auburn, Notre Dame,Temple. Toledo's new uniform is better too.
Honestly, the tearing doesnt bug me as much as it bugs some of us, I would rather wear a consistent sized shirt and not be between sizes constantly.
I like Nike stuff, too, but I've had a much better experience with Under Armour apparel in general. They make the good stuff for me.
From my limited perspective, people had been clamoring for Not-Adidas.
When did North Dakota sign an apparel deal with UA?
They look like Navy's unis
Hate that uniform. What were they smoking?
I almost never go into threads about uniformz, but man, what are people thinking? I get that times change, and we move forward, but this just seems . . . ridiculous. The uniform companies, all of them (UA, Adidas, Nike, et al) seem to have designers who have to justify their existence by coming up with something more and more outlandish. A pox on all of them.
"Get off my lawn."
I don't know what they're smoking, but I'm going to light up a bowl and go stare at that undershirt.
This is obviously ND's idea, they did the same "shamrock series" promotion when they were with Adidas. Just like how all of our alternate uniforms were our idea.
Everything in this world is going to hell
I like the helmets quite a bit. But how does ND approve the rest of that uni?
You like the helmets? ND has iconic helmets. So stupid.
The last straw for me is if they ever mess with our helmets.
I don't mind the uniform but the shoes look like construction boots.
I like the trees in the background.
ghosts passing through the trees? Is that some kind of ND tradition?
What do the recruits think?
The more uniforms I see, the more I appreciate this:
How sweet would it be to wear those at night. (Either Nike or adidas, doesn't matter)
Yeah that's Nike 2006. Nike now would be terrible and they have the worst helmets of any company. I'm sure you'd be crying when we sported chrome winged, three D helmets with our elite halo suits.
lolwut? My point was I don't care about the company - I could just as easily posted a normal adidas home jersey.
But...that's peak highlighter yellow there.
If you're referring to my Mike Hart post, looks great to me.
I love them, and by love them I mean I love that we don't wear anything that bad.
Just glad we stick with adidas and don't have to worry about stuff like this.
Uh... We don't?
I've chased three kids off my lawn this week alone, but I gotta say that other than the goofy number, those look pretty sweet.
I have wondered for a long time what we would look like in blue jerseys and blue pants. I actually think this look is perfect for a night game. The maize highlights - wings, M's, numbers - will really "pop" against the blue background under the lights.
I am excited to see this look at night. The contrast provided against Penn State's all-whites will make for a cool event.
"What we'd look like in blue jerseys and blue pants"
Smurfs have white pants and smurf-blue is not close to the same blue. Maybe I'm in a bad mood, but it pisses me off that you don't know more about smurfs.
I can't wait to see the complaining when Michigan wears Blue on Maize or an all-Maize. It's happening eventually.
An alternate a year is fine.
I hate them. They look awful. Good for ND.
a quick glance at the ESPN front page, the ESPN NCAAF page, and the board...people are talking about ND uniforms, not a cheating scandal.
If you look closely, you can see the hidden pocket for test answers. That's what you call a decided schematic advantage.
That's an ugly fucking uniform.
The waist up actually isn't horrible. I don't mind the shoulders at all and their logo is good enough to throw it on the helmet, though people are gonna get upset because of tradition and that's understandable. However, the pants and the shoes and just.... attrocious. Just horrific. I don't even understand... UA channelling its inner Addidas.
Man, this makes me sick. I don't mind admitting I'm liberal for the most part, but the temptation of a few bucks has crapped all over tradition when it comes to uniforms. I'm glad the players like it, because someone's got to. I expect this from the traditionless like Sparty, but does anyone remember the glory of playing Ohio when they actually wore their traditionals? And their alternates are far from the worst. Yeesh.
Yeesh. Awful. Simply awful. When did Dave Brandon sneak a clone into the AD's office at ND? Another program with storied tradition tossing it out the window for a few marketing bucks.
I actually like these unis. The one thing I could do without, is that strip thingy on the pants
ever happened to me! The blue. . . could be some community college in Nevada.
Now I can finally forget our Blind Melon bumble bee unis from a couple years back.
I can't get that damn uniform out of my mind when I look at these alternate uniforms. Never go back to the bumble bee!!!
These are the prettiest uniforms Notre Dame has ever worn. But they should never put them on. They aren't Notre Dame in these.
I'll admit, outside of the stupid numbers, I like our blue on blue kit as a kit. But Michigan should never wear it. Let Delaware.
I also like Madonna songs. Doesn't mean I should sing them.
Freaking Power Ranger unis...
Nike or bust. It's like, designer DNA. Or something.