I didnt think I'd like them but when I turned the game game on I did a complete 180. Not saying I'd like to see our guys wearing the proc combats but it would be interesting to see some mock-ups. I dont think I'd really mind changing the uni's just not the helmets.
The VaTech & Boise unis..
I agree. I kind of like the concept, i'd just get really angry if they messed with our classic maize and blue
Why do some people on the blog have such a stick up their butts about consolidating content? Yes, repetitive threads can get annoying, but people are such turds to people who do this. And this isn't even the same topic as those two threads. Those two are talking about football, this on is talking about uniforms
I hate them. I am so glad we have a program with tradition and won't ever have to see something like that in the big house. I don't like either teams. I didn't mind TCU's the other night, but VaTech shouldn't have that much black and no maroon, and Boise St. doesn't have enough orange and just look terrible. I hope the alternate/throwback uni thing stops here and doesn't go crazy like the NFL/NBA.
I know adidas makes patent leather team shoes, i've just never seen our guys wear them.
I can't say that I hate either teams unis but I don't love them either. Boise State's grey on the uniform looks more like sweat than a design. I also don't love the tech components in the numbers on VT but it works with the rest of the uniform.
I have to say that I would never want to see the Michigan home uniform changed. I love the classic Maize and Blue. Its very hard to improve on perfection.
Boise State's unis are just terrible. Their pants hurt my eyes on my HD TV. The microchip patterning on VaTech's numbers is beyond strange. The color on VaTech's shoes looks like something my dog pooped our after eating an orange candy wrapper...
all around terrible.
From a distance, the Va Tech numbers look like they're really old and peeling off.
The numbers really are the worst thing about them. I am having a hard time getting over how bad they look. And the thing is, how many people approved of them before they actually put them on tonight? Multiple folks at Nike, perhaps several people at Va Tech. And, there had to be folks in both places who thought they looked terrible, but were too afraid to say anything.
College football does not need this shit to 'spice it up' - it is inherently dynamic, inherently great. It does not need these cheap gimmicks. In fact, I would argue that the inherent variation and unpredictability means that we need stability in other aspects - which is why we love tradition. These are just gaudy and cheap - they are the 'jersey shore' of college uniforms.
Ok, I'm done.
My thought exactly, about multiple people signing off on them. I found it really baffliing because they truly were terrible looking.... I cannot think of any aesthetic sensibility according to which those uniforms would be considered appealing. And the fact someone designed those, thought, "This looks good!" and that not just one person - but multiple people - agreed, makes me scratch my head and go, "What the hell?"
As much as I sing Nike's praises about other things, I completely agree that these uniforms were truly hideous. They never should have made their way out of a brainstorming session, let alone onto the field.
(P.S. - The one thing I did like out of those uni's were Va. Tech's helmets. i thought that kind of matte finish to them, with the glossy stripes and VT logo was kinda cool, but only as a novelty, not something that should actually be used in games.)
The Va Tech uni's started growing on me after I realized the colors and gradient sorta reminded me of the old Agassi Air Tech Challenge II's "/>
Boise State's jersey's look like someone washed the whites with the blue pants. VA Tech's look like burnt shit.
These look like they took Harley's "dark custom" flat black and applied it liberally to football uniforms...
The Boise State look is, yes, horrifying.
Those Unis are absolutely hideous.
Thank god we switched to Adidas and made them our bitch - our unis will never get mangled like these.
That is like saying the Detroit Tigers home unis need "something to make them pop." Unis that are shit need this garbage, not the classics.
I feel like I'm watching two teams wearing surplus uniforms from Oregon State and the Detroit Lions' practice squad.
VT's unis are super intimidating (seriously). They look demonic and evil.
Part of me likes the jerseys (for these guys, not for us obviously), but another part of me can't help but think that they look like this:
They are horrible. That is all.
Are dope as frick...I really wish we still had Nike.
I keep looking for the "/s" in this post, but I can't find it.
Your instinct tells you it must be there.
If we play a monday night prime time game and addidas wants to do that to our uni's, I'd say we decline. From VT's shoes to their matte finish helmuts, no maroon, that's ugly.
I'm not sure what would be more objectionable in that scenario - us wearing hideous new threads or us playing a game on a Monday.
I think a uniform is part of the team identity, maybe it's only symbolic, but I prefer stability in a uniform. I like to know who is playing when I tune in a game. Although, I can understand tweaking over the years. With that said, Boise's look ok, VT looks terrible. A weird combination of Halloween and Tron. At least stick with the school colors. Nike needs to stay off of my lawn.
The only part of the VT uni's i like is the numbers look pretty cool. Other then that i agree.
VT and Boise St's uniforms are horrilbe. I do like Virgina Techs helmets though.
The rest..no so much.
Boise's look like bad practice jerseys, and their blue socks and shoes are hideous. I turned on the game and immediately thought I was watching the XFL.
I kindas like VT's. Boise St's look like high school uniforms.
They're ridiculously bad. You don't just go and completely change the color of your entire jersey like that. Even if they play in Blacksburg. Boise's are ok, but I think both are way over the top.
is just goofy, let alone messing with the design.
But then again, everyone on this board is used to consistently winning over a long time and looking the same while doing it, so its hard to understand messing with that.
These uniforms are what happens when designers are given too much creativity. They're defeating the purpose of the uniform in the first place. If you can't read the numbers, they fail, regardless of how interesting or aesthetically complex the graphics are inside them.
(And for what it's worth, this comment is courtesy from a fellow graphic designer).
I'm not a fan of either team's unis, but I do like BSU's helmet design.
I think it would be really cool to see what pro combat could do with Michigan's jerseys for one game. I know a lot of traditionalists disagree with me, and that's okay, but I think it'd be cool as a one-or-two-time thing. I like variety and putting the winged helmet on top of a crazy uniform would be cool in my opinion. I really love the two-toned numbers that teams like Miami and Va Tech have on their pro combats. But we have Adidas so this is probably a moot point. I'm happy with the ones we've got, other than the ridiculous way that they fit our players. I'm no fashion engineer, but that seems like it should be pretty easy to fix
the Va Tech Uniforms are sick plain as that. They are probably the coolest Pro Combat ones ive seen. ( Mizzou's are also preetty cool looking).
while boise's arnt anything special to me. i dont like their helmets at all.
both of them, but would never want to see them on Michigan, although I'm sure Nike could do some 'cool' stuff.
I like VT's non-shiny black helmets along with the all black look, and Boise's look like the away version of the Thanksgiving jersey the Lions wear, the bronco on one side of the helmet is pretty darn sweet.
Overall, for the look they're going for, Nike did a good job. NEVER will these be worn by a Michigan team however, and rightfully so.
It kinda looks like an XFL game. Not a good thing. I like the VTech unis from a distance, but every time they show a cllose up of the weird patterns on the numbers and the sleeves, it just kinda falls apart. They look like cyborg ninjas from the future. Boise States unis are just a random assemblage of bad-looking shit into one amateurish, awkward whole. Ah, Nike...
Now that I think about it, they kind of look like those weird uniforms you see for the made-up teams in movies/series like Any Given Sunday or Playmakers. The Miami Sharks!