OT- MSU new Jerseys

Submitted by Litt1e Rhino on April 23rd, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Sorry if this has been posted I couldn't find it anywhere.

MSU is suppose to show their new jerseys today at 3:15.
I am betting they will be ugly as hell.


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From The Only Colors

Basketball and Hockey are both there as well. I agree that these are huge steps down from the previous years. I liked the old versions. The tails on the script look ridiculous.



April 23rd, 2010 at 2:49 PM ^

I'm not sure which jersey is the biggest step down. State had some very solid if not very good jerseys the last few years. If I were a State fan, I could live with the hockey jerseys, but I'd demand a switch back on football and basketball. The color tone change is fine, but script and design are major regression.


April 23rd, 2010 at 2:54 PM ^

i don't get changes like this at all - what game are you going to say "man, i feel like this is the right occasion for the pants with the writing on the back and the larger knee thing" or "the crowd is gonna go nuts when we come out with the jerseys with the grey outlines around the numbers and white shoulder things!!!"

Six Zero

April 23rd, 2010 at 2:57 PM ^

I notice that the article doesn't actually specify which green is the true home and which is the alt.

I wonder if they even know themselves-- they may very well gauge the reception of each from fans and alumni before settling on one before the other.

I'd also wager that they end up dropping one of the pants by the end of next season.

Moe Greene

April 23rd, 2010 at 3:09 PM ^

Those new unis are so rad.
That State of Michigan State University is like a whole completely new institution.
I have seen the error of my ways.
I'll take back every unkind word I've ever said about Little Brother now.


Surprised they didn't just dump the colors and roll with Gerard Butler's face on a teal background.....

el segundo

April 23rd, 2010 at 3:10 PM ^

of a story I heard about what happened in the 80s when the Bengals introduced new uniforms and helmets with the tiger stripe pattern on them.

Forrest Gregg was the coach at the time, and he called a team meeting to introduce the new gear. As it was unveiled, he told the team:

"These are our new uniforms. You're not allowed to laugh at them."

Space Coyote

April 23rd, 2010 at 3:15 PM ^

That they could put athletic department wide and start some tradition, as I said earlier. These jerseys are not, in anyway, going to start a tradition. But it uses fad fonts, schemes, basically everything. And no one appears to like the fad look they have to them.

I mean, the basketball jerseys could be really good if they used a better font, the scheme is fine and everything, but that font is just terrible.

Worst for them, the football jerseys reinforce their stereotype of updating them every few years, only to see them look out dated in a bad way a few years later. Seeing these, I don't see anyway these are a lasting look, at least not for decades or anything. Or at least we can all hope...


April 23rd, 2010 at 3:29 PM ^

than I am keen to gawk at right now. Otherwise. . . a big yawn, no? They are just another team we will pound to dust this year as Cousins fails to make the transition from good to great.

(P.S. Dear Lord gimme a secondary to back this braggin' up.)


April 23rd, 2010 at 3:57 PM ^

...says this about the hockey unis:

In case the title of this post [Congratulations, Everyone: Those $9.99 Jerseys You Bought at Steve And Barry's 5 Years Ago Now Look More Authentic Than You Ever Could Have Imagined] doesn't betray my feelings clearly enough: these are awful. Awful, awful, awful. My God, they're abominable. Particularly the white hockey jersey, which really looks like something you'd pick up at Meijer.

...and I quite agree. These are just god awful.


April 23rd, 2010 at 4:17 PM ^

I don't think the hockey jerseys are so bad, except for the recent stupid trend of putting words and numbers across the front like the Dallas Stars do. That spot is for a logo. I really don't understand why you would put "MICHIGAN STATE" across the hockey jersey where it doesn't belong and then put "SPARTANS" across the front of the basketball jersey where "MICHIGAN STATE" belongs. At least put "MSU" on the front of the hockey jersey instead of writing the whole thing out.

Really hate the shoulder stuff on the football unis. That's just awful. What is it with MSU and shoulder weirdness? Even my then-93-year-old grandmother was making fun of those pinstripes they wore in the Smoker era. Said they reminded her of her mom's old dresses that went out of fashion a hundred years ago. This is better than that, but not by much.


April 23rd, 2010 at 5:50 PM ^

Do these pants make me look fat?

When I checked out the voting on the "Only Colors," 75% did NOT like the new duds.

Great focus group testing...