College Football Uniforms Are Outta Control: My Top 10 Observer-ations

Categories: Big 12 Football

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10. We've sorta become desensitized to Oregon's smorgasboard of uniforms with different helmets featuring gray, green, yellow and white and neon-green outlined numbers. Blame Phil Knight and Nike for those. But what about the rest of ya? The opening weekend of college football delivered some great games (see Baylor 50, TCU 48) and some hideously awful uniforms.

9. Like, for example, Oklahoma State. Since when did the Cowboys start wearing gray? Or is that charcoal? And what's with the square in the middle of the jerseys? Hang your head in shame, T. Boone Pickens. Though you probably okayed the son of a guns, didn't you? I also hear that OSU has gray helmets just waiting to be worn.

8. I remember one time the Dallas Mavericks trotted out some silver uniforms. The backlash was severe that Mark Cuban immediately canned them. Get those phone lines ringing, alums.

7. We'll get to Georgia more in detail later, but were they sporting two-tone face masks? Yes, they were.

6. Anybody watch Minnesota-Southern Cal? The Gophers' helmets were all sparkly, like a teen-aged girl's fingernails or as if some crafts class had dipped them in glitter just before kickoff. I think Texas Tech used to have that foundation on its helmets as well.

5. Arizona State's new helmets feature just a devil's pitchfork.

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Even old-schoolers Michigan and Notre Dame are altering their legacies Saturday night. Notre Dame's classic gold helmets will be adorned by a green shamrock and the Wolverines' jerseys will feature a giant M where the numbers usually are in the front. Cringing.

3. Props to Texas, Southern Cal and Alabama. To become a classic uniform, you've got to first have some consistency. Even Penn State's vast void of nothingness looks better than most all of these new looks.

2. I swear I looked up to watch Georgia vs. Boise State Saturday night at a sports bar and thought it was a scrimmage between an Arena League team and some poor, rural squad that couldn't afford decals for its helmets.

1. Maryland! The Terps came out last night for warm-ups in helmets featuring a tortoise-shell pattern. Then ... life-sized chess pieces. What. The. What?!

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Dacey Mathers
Dacey Mathers

This is true that their sports uniform is outta control and i think it is awesome and they all look great

Naly Sale
Naly Sale

Sports uniform brings a sense of equality among team amd helps reduce fights and competition.For superiority of uniforms have successfully brought down incidents of group clashes and gang wars in some schools, which were notorious for such activities.

Sports Panties
Sports Panties

Someone listened to the uniform czar this morning on The Ticket.  You don't even try to hide the fact you are stealing bits now.  What a hack. 

pencil
pencil

Maryland looks like those homos from "Top Gun."

Chuck G.
Chuck G.

Your hair-plugs are what's out of control.

jamal
jamal

I find that the older I get, the less I give a shit about what 19-20 year old football players wear in football games.  That goes for my school as well.  If it helps bring in the bad asses, let them wear whatever.

Rooster
Rooster

The Uniform Czar this morning was just sheer unadulterated greatness....

ASDF
ASDF

I can't believe Notre Dame is f-ing with their helmet.  Is nothing sacred?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I'm a nutkicker like the rest of you, but the Musers come on first so of course they'll talk about unis. I'm sure unis were mentioned on other radio and sports shows today and we'll hear it the rest of the day as well. If BaD Radio talks about unis, are they stealing it from the Musers? Nope. Anyways, to my point, if in fact I even have a point. The uniforms are getting crazy, head to toe. Did you see the shoes the Maryland players were wearing? It's a money deal, just ask any high school athletic director. With all these cool designs, the apparel companies push to sell more product, and pop warner and select league teams more often than not have better unis than most every school district. I have friends that coach and the parents complain about that issue more than anything else, style over substance.

I could care less what most team do with their unis, as long as the traditional powers stay the same. I have no problem with what Texas, OU, 'Bama, Auburn, Fla State, LSU, USC, Penn St, and Ohio State and whoever else I'm missing.

ParleyPPratt
ParleyPPratt

You need to drop the old-man syndrome.  Maryland, Oregon, and Boise State had great jerseys and helmets.  Esp. Maryland - that was awesome how they incorporated their state flag.

GETYOURFACTSSTRAIGHT
GETYOURFACTSSTRAIGHT

For those who said that this was stolen from the Musers, if you actually listened to RAGE, they talked about it yesterday

GMit
GMit

Sales boys it's all about sales

And the hs market looks to the college market for inspiration....,, there are a helllofa lot of hs buying lots of unis

Gary
Gary

That OSU uniform was the worst I've ever seen.  At first I thought their all-whites had been grayed out by either rain or dirt.  And Richie, you mentioned Alabama and its classic uniform but not OU?  Don't you get FX?

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

RW, yeah Maryland's uni's were tacky, but there's a reason for it.  Celebrating the history of the state or some such. 

Oops, here's a Yahoo article explaining it: http://bit.ly/ovblGe

Sybils_Beaver
Sybils_Beaver

Why did Georgia deserve 2, using one bullet point to say you will get to them later?  I dont understand, were there not 10 uniform observations to be made?  Also, your title say college uniforms are out of control so why the mavs mention?  Oh yeah had to fill another bullet point bc you didnt have 10 college observations?

Mishon
Mishon

Looks like someone listened to the Musers this morning. I know that people can make some of these same observations, but the arena league comment smells kind of fishy.

I liked the Mavs silver unis. Not sure why there was such an uproar about them.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

He talked uniforms on Monday, and the Musers were off that day. Not being an RW apologizer, and besides the fact that every show on the Ticket talked uniforms and pretty much every sports show in the nation.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

You are totally right. Their helmet looks like the tailfin of an F-14 fighter jet.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

you are correct sir, equate it to cars, Classic cars rock, but what kids want these day is the newest shiniest thing on the block!  then someday they will realized the classic cars were far superior to anything they had

Bob Frapples
Bob Frapples

Actually, they wore those helments in the 60's, albeit briefly.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

They effed with their tradition of being good, so why not eff with the helmet?

I like the look ND is sporting for one game only, and I believe I saw that pre-1960 they did the clover on the helmet.

D1P1
D1P1

The Musers have been talking about uniforms for years - before anyone thought about doing this.  Junior Miller has been talking about size (length/width) of numbers on jerseys, 1 versus 2 stripes on helmets, stripes on pants, same colors of pants and jerseys, etc. for many years.  Anyone else is strethcing to catch up.

D1P1
D1P1

Why would anyone actually listen to the .....whatever?

LD_Richardson
LD_Richardson

Given the respective ratings of The Musers and RAGE, I doubt but a few people heard the uniform discussion on your show yesterday.

It is really sad when an opponent of Miami has uniforms that make Miami's look like classic throwbacks.

Tone's Taint
Tone's Taint

Anyone who actually listens to Rage gets there sports facts wrong more often than not.  Just saying asshole.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Are we going to take bets on the first Texas team to do their helmet up with the good old red white and blue, and Looooooone Starrrrrr?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Hey, not saying they haven't. Just saying the uniforms are so out of control that everyone is talking about it. They didn't get into detail in terms of size and numbers, just the wackiness. The Musers weren't on Monday, I'm sure Norm probably covered the uniforms, I slept in that day. That doesn't mean that Norm or anyone else even on the Ticket that talked uniforms(and everyone did) is stealing Jr.s bit, ok?????

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

Glad to see y'all made it out of Westfest safely, bro.

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jason3324
jason3324

You could have heard it on New School this morning too. Did they steal it too although they are on at the same time as the Musers?

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I will work a recap up tonight sir..although I didn't watch it either..it'll still be better informed than the "writer" on this here website.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Junior Miller tweeted a horrible (hopefully) faked Horn uniform..Don't go messing with them Horn's (uniforms) ..

D1P1
D1P1

Why would anyone follow Whitts on anything?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Dont forget Im the original merkin here, so as long as you know your place then welcome aboard

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Sweetie did the driving, and I did the picking out of multiple varieties of kolaches at the convenience store.  (ended up with three leftover Pivo tickets, dangit)

Mishon
Mishon

New School...are you serious? The closest my radio dial comes to 105.3 in the morning is 102.1. I haven't heard Shan Shariff or RJ Choppy's voices in months and my day is a lot better b/c of it.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Too much to ask for a college football roundup yesterday? I mean, in place of the guy that wrote about tennis. I didn't even see the Texas game, how did Gilbert look? Methinks Harsin is realizing he's going to have to trick this thing up to have a chance this year. More Fozzin it up with Fozzy.

proud to be a merkin
proud to be a merkin

"@richiewhitt Richie Whitt

Georgia vs. Boise uniforms looks like Arena team vs. Poor small-town school that can't afford decals. What. The. What?!

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