Adidas unveils new basketball uniformz

Submitted by MHNet on February 28th, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Holy hell, thank goodness Michigan opted out of these!

USA Today story panning them.  I liked this bit:

3. Michigan and N.C. State had good enough sense to say no to Adidas, reportsSports Business Daily. In other news, we are all becoming Michigan and N.C. State fans this March.

Comments

stephenrjking

February 28th, 2013 at 12:28 PM ^

I have renewed confidence in the UM Athletic Department to eschew uniforms that are too far over the line. Yeah, there have been some unis on Michigan teams that I don't like, but they weren't dumb enough to get on this train. 

willywill9

February 28th, 2013 at 12:48 PM ^

I usually don't complain about uniforms like others have said, but Holy Crap.  What could have possibly been in the inspiration?  I'm okay with the person who designed it... but who the heck approved it (within Adidas)/?

LSAClassOf2000

February 28th, 2013 at 2:13 PM ^

After seeing the McDonald's All-American uniforms and how bad those were, I had hoped - vainly, admittedly -  that it was an empty threat from Adidas that the individual team uniforms would not be even worse. Apparently, Adidas meant what they said in those tweets from the other day. Yikes. I commend Michigan for passing on these. Good lord, those are dreadful.

The only good here is that Louisville and Notre Dame could get an awesome game of "Red Light, Green Light" going, but that's probably about it. They definitely aren't good for basketball. The person who designed these should definitely stick to fingerpainting.

mGrowOld

February 28th, 2013 at 12:51 PM ^

I think if we have another performance like last night's or the Breslin beatdown the team should be threatened with having to wear these.  Perhaps the fear of having to play a game in these things would motivate our troops to play a wee bit tougher on D.

artds

February 28th, 2013 at 12:58 PM ^

Jesus fucking christ. I am literally counting the days until the Adidas contract is up in 2015. Bill Martin can suck it for signing an 8 year agreement with the secondary equipment provider.

El Jeffe

February 28th, 2013 at 1:07 PM ^

I feel like fans have to adopt a strategy like Bill Simmons advocated for saving the Sonics in this column (point 4).

Ordinarily I wouldn't encourage Notre Dame fans to do anything that prevented them from looking ridiculous, but this is a bridge too far.

CBB fans of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your fucking moronic Adidas uniformzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!

Hard Gay

February 28th, 2013 at 1:14 PM ^

Normally I'm a fan of attention grabbing designes, such as our all-maize jerseys this year, or Baylor's neon last year.  

But this...this is just awful.  Thank goodness we're not wearing these.

French West Indian

February 28th, 2013 at 1:30 PM ^

I'm done with uniforms.  Seriously, let's just let the kids show up wearing whatever they want then the refs can split the teams off into shirt vs. skins like some kind of YMCA pickup game.  Good grief!