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Devaluing the Design Process, Pt. I (aka “Design-A-Uni”)

Bahry, Jeff-Clarksville Wildcats

By Phil Hecken

OK, the long-awaited “Design-A-Uniform” contest entries have finally been all uploaded and flickr’ed (there were approximately 190 individual entries, from close to 40 entrants) that came in. That’s far too many to display in one post, so I’m going to be breaking them up into several different articles, interspersed with some other subjects, so as to give a little more variety into the weekend columns. I figure the easiest way to do this is to let each artist have his or her say, and to then link all their submissions to their own flickr set (since some had as few as one single submission, some containing multiple graphic, to others who sent me a dozen or more). And to be democratic about it, I’ll be doing it in alphabetical order. So, if your last name begins with “W” (and there were 7 of you who fall into that category), your submissions will be last, but that’s simply because of where you fall in the alphabet.

This entire contest began about a month ago, when I had posted a couple emails I had been trading with Marc Walls, pitching coach for the Clarksville WIldcats, which turned into the Design-A-Uniform Contest (and which was followed up with a column later that week by Paul which questioned whether contests such as this “devalue” the work of graphic designers). Well, I won’t decide the merits of either side of that argument, because what you are about to see are some pretty outstanding efforts by readers who participated in the contest. The guidelines were pretty simple:

* A logo incorporating the letters “CHS” … any font or format. Looking for something unique, even outside the box. We would love a hat design featuring the CHS logo.

* A ferocious looking “wildcat”. Any logo involving a wildcat or paw logo would be outstanding. Our football program has been using the Kansas State Wildcat, and we want something a little better.

* Uniform designs. We are looking for a white, grey, purple, yellow or black (yeah, I know). Our head coach loves black so any black jerseys or hat designs would be outstanding.

*The parameters: colors are purple and gold.

Not everyone followed the guidelines to a “T” (and a couple of you even submitted, as a bonus, football uniforms for the school). But everyone who participated did an outstanding job, and deserve your compliments and praise.

So without further ado, let’s look at the first 10 entrants (alphabetically). Simply “click” on the “thumbnails” in each link to view them full-size; you can also click on “detail” to view them (if there are more than one) in one full page, in almost full-size — clicking on those thumbnails will then provide you with a large picture:

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Andy Altemus: submission

Here is my entry for Clarksville baseball. Me and my roommates helped with the designs. We like the pinstripe look and of course the classic stirrups are key. The two-toned hat design was also a favorite. Hope you like it.

Andy

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Chad Anderson: submission

Here are my two entries in the Clarksville High design a uniform contest.
I didn’t actually design a uniform but I did design two logos!

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Gretchen Atwood: submission

Phil,

I chose a uni builder that did not include caps so these are not exactly complete. But you get the idea of what the color scheme could be. I imagine gold/purple or purple/gold “CHS” caps with these.

Home: I am not a fan of lots of contrasted color piping everywhere. And purple is simply not a baseball color. So I would go with crisp whites with gold and purple accents, light on the purple.

Away: Again, keeping it simple. In this case have the uni number and outline in gold and only have the mascot name with purple and white. Makes the name pop while keeping the uni number visible but not competing with the name.

Alternate: I am also not a big fan of doing black just because. But since the coach wants it, here it is. Again, keeping the uni numbers simple so they don’t compete with the name.

Gretchen Atwood

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Jeff Bahry: submission

Here are my entries for the Clarksville Wildcats. Home whites, road greys, purple alt and black alt uniforms along with two cap designs. I didn’t get too crazy with the “C” redesign, but gave it a more modern edge. I also used a variety of lettering and numbering fonts in an effort to create a unique look. I added gold piping to the black caps b/c I thought it looked cool! Here are some logos to consider, too.

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Jake C.: submission

Just the white uni for now, that’s all i had time for. I just went with a classic design using the purple and gold as the primary colors. Double-striped pant leg, sleeves and collar, just kept it simple. Although I’m not a big fan of black, I used it as the primary color for the cap as requested. Custom logo with the wildcat paw and the CHS logo inside it. That’s about all I’ve got, hope you enjoy it, oh and the striped stirrups!

-Jake C.

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Kevin Callahan: submission

Kevin Callahan – Creative Director, Alterra Coffee.

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Kevin Connolly: submission

Hey Phil,

I’m an avid reader of uni-watch but rarely participate in the daily conversation. I was, however, intrigued by the design a uniform contest. I have a few options in my design and due to it’s overall size, I’ve compressed it into a pdf file that I’ve attached. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s contributions.

Regards,

Kevin Connolly

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Joe Csikos: submission

Here is my shot at a home, away, and alternate uni for Clarksville.

Thanks,
Joe

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Matthew Donnelly: submission

Thanks for this contest. I love to try my hand at these things.
I am a graphics teacher at a high school in Northeast PA, so I came into this with some idea how to pull this off. I tried to keep my thinking inside the box, as I know how public school budgets work and what can or can’t be produced.

For the hat, I incorporated a “CHS” logo based on the 1950’s-1960’s White Sox. I also included the wildcat logo on the brim. I have always liked contrasting brims, so I went with that in all of the designs as well.
The Home (pinstriped) and Road I kept fairly conventional – script logos, single stripe socks (I’m afraid that stirrups are gone at this level), and a wildcat logo on the left chest below the name. I “borrowed” the wildcat from a British rugby team and modified it for my own use – Inside a school, we can claim Fair Use.

I varied things a little on the yellow – A paw under the script logo and a LSU-like logo on the cap, leaving the brim alone. On this and the purple, I made the sock stripe vertical. Perhaps it is my own aversion to Yellow as a base uniform color, but this is my least favorite.

I gave the yellow alternate white pants, probably thinking of it as a home alt. So, the purple one has gray pants. I made the purple a pullover, with the largest graphic on the front – the full modified ‘wildcats’ script and logo from our friends across the water at Wakefield Trinity. I opted to reverse the regular hat, with the wildcat logo on the center of the hat, with CHS on the brim.

I also designed a sleeve patch, which I’m not fully satisfied with and may be too busy – I may need to make a choice between the wildcat or the CHS, but not both, even with a ghosting effect.

Thanks,
Matt Donnelly
New Milford, PA

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Jamie Dupler: submission

For my uni design, I like the one color-white-two color look, I also like the number on the front and the script represents a classic look. Not a huge fan on purple and a black alternative, but I just went with a simple look with all three colors included. I spend about 2 hours a week on the beta.easports.com website designing unis under the team builder section of ncaa football 10.

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That’s going to do it for the first batch of “Design-A-Uniform” submissions — there are many more to come, and they’re all as good as this first set. I’ll have the second batch tomorrow. Remember to thank the submitters for their hard work, and let them know what you think!

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div 2 inlineDivision Two Football-Where Uni Design Goes To Die Ain’t Quite Dead…

By Phil Hecken & Jim Vilk

I’m back again with our man on the street, Jim Vilk, who loves him some Division 2 football. He insists that there are some really good uniforms to be found in this rarely seen division, and I, like Fox Mulder, I want to believe. So Jim scoured the circuit and came up with some unis he really likes…but will I? Let’s find out. Here’s Jim:

After reading our uni-review when the season began, one may have come away feeling there is nothing good to see in the land of Division II football. Today’s piece will try to dismiss that notion. Looking at close to 150 schools throughout the season, I have compiled a list of my favorite D-2 unis. Phil has taken a look at them, and we’ve both added our comments. The schools are not ranked in order of preference. I just went through the list in the order I found on D2Football.com. Apparently the smaller schools cut back on the photography budget, as there are some where I could only find home unis or last year’s sets. Anyway, you will see some different styles – some classic, some new. The only common factor is that, “Yes, I’d wear that uni.”

NORTHWOOD:
PH: Awful. Even UNC can’t make this combo look this bad.
JV: I put them in because of the great color combo, plus they contained the “bumper sticker” effect to the pits.

WEST GEORGIA:
PH: Nice.
JV: Yes sir!

LAKE ERIE COLLEGE:
Home (Jim saw that game and snapped that pic, by the way) and Away
PH: Awful. Times 2. How can you ruin black & green? I guess it’s possible.
JV: Original. I like the lightning bolts separating the colors.

ANGELO STATE:
PH: Not bad, but I could do without the Rams helmet.
JV: I’m a sucker for Rams helmets, especially when you add shoulder loops.

WASHBURN:
PH: Hmmm. Not too bad, but lose the yokes.
JV: Yokes save the uni – they break up the dark blue.

SAINT ANSELM:
PH: Great helmet, awful shoulders.
JV: Love the helmet. The shoulders jazz it up without going overboard. Might be tied with West Georgia for my favorite.

BEMIDJI STATE:
PH: NICE! If memory serves, I even liked their hockey sweaters. How you say their name again?
JV: Thought you’d like that. I like the original beaver logo in natural colors gracing the classic Jets-like uni.

GANNON: Home and Away
PH: Gorgeous, just need pants stripes.
JV: Yep.

KUTZTOWN:
PH: What BC should look like.
JV: Yep. Perhaps with a BC instead of a KU…

MILLERSVILLE:
PH: Only Iowa should look like the Steelers. And even they shouldn’t.
JV: But they have yellow numbers, so they’re different. Keep ’em.

SHIPPENSBURG:
PH: Zee goggles…zey do nossing.
JV: Step outside the box, my friend. The logo is cool, and deserves a cool uni.

SLIPPERY ROCK:
PH: Whoa! Absolutely gorgeous! I even like the green socks…best Div 2 uni ever…maybe.
JV: Alas, they had white socks when I saw them play. Nevertheless, they do look good.

WEST CHESTER:
PH: Purple & athletic gold? Um…no. And, round these parts, “West Chester” is one word, yo.
JV: At least they also didn’t use the LA Rams’ colors.
PH: You say that like it’s a good thing.

CSU PUEBLO, COLO.:
PH: Um…no. Just no.
JV: Um, original. Well, the sleeve stripe appears to be.

NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS:
PH: AWFUL. Are we done yet?
JV: And yet I liked it, even though it’s a BFBS. Shoulder loops helped.

Finally, KENTUCKY STATE:
PH: Are you kidding me?
JV: I think it’s the green and yellow. I’ve seen far worse.
PH: Yet, you’d wear that. Man, I don’t think I’d ever want to see what’s in your closet.

Well, I have nothing else to say, so I’ll let Jim finish it up. Jim?

JV: As previously mentioned, this is not THE list of best Division II uniforms. If you’d like to show off a school whose unis you like, please post it in the comments section. I’d love to find out what you consider your favorite. At least we’ve seen that not all D-2 unis are coporately designed from the same template. There is variety, and maybe a little life here, after all.

Oh, and no, you you don’t want to know what’s in my closet (From last Christmas – the Hawaiian shirt is actually a Nativity scene. The tie is holly and ivy with French horns and the pants were part of a throwback Virginia Squires warmup [donated the top but kept the pants].)

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Thus (mercifully) endeth the D-2 uniform rundown, unless you all have something else to share. Thanks to Jim for finding these. I think.

You may not know it, but Jim actually attends some D-2 football games, so while his opinion of their unis may not agree with mine, at least he’s heard of some of the schools we’ve reviewed today. And not only that, Jim’s a bit of a Division II shutterbug. Check it out:

JV:Went through my photos and found some halfway decent ones. Now let’s get your opinion:

Cal U. of PA/Slippery Rock: here, here, and here

Ky. Wesleyan/Lake Erie: here, here, here, and here.

Marian/Walsh: here. (NAIA schools, but better facilities than D-II – that’s at the Football Hall of Fame in Canton)

If nothing else, I had a blast going to the games and walking around taking the pics. If the NFL goes through with their work stoppage, screw them. I’ll take D-II anyday.

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scoreboardGuess The Game From The Scoreboard: Back to the diamond for today’s GTG. This one comes courtesy of Shaun Tunick, who has supplied us with a bew-tee-ful picture. Might not rate that high on the difficulty scale, but the pic alone is worth it. Don’t forget, please do NOT post the answer in the comments, but instead, post the link. Ready? Guess The Game From The Scoreboard. As always, if you enjoy the game, please send me some new scoreboards! Drop me a line. Thanks!

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benchies header Mick and Mike are back in the apartment again, the way it should be — watching Chuck on the little tube. No — not that Chuck. Distracted tho they be by the commercials, the boys still manage to find humor in any situation. Or so it seems. Enjoy your Saturday Benchies. Take care, old frog, you croak too much against Moses. Or something.

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5 & 1a Our man in the street, Jim Vilk, brings you a SPECIAL “Top 5” Best and one WORST college football uni matchup from Thursday and Friday’s games:

5. Wyoming/Colorado State — Because CSU’s in-state rivals really dragged down the Nebraska/Colorado matchup.

4. Pitt/WVU — Monochrome or not, it’s a sweet matchup.

3. Temple/Ohio — Ditto.

2. Alabama/Auburn — Tide almost lost #2 ranking, but this uni-matchup was a solid #2 regardless.

1. Texas/Texas A&M — Phil said it best: “Even Nike couldn’t screw up the Horns’ unis…this one was a classic.”

And the worst matchup: Memphis/Tulsa – I don’t dislike the colors, but the blues are too similar and the unis are too busy. Sorry, Leon.

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Alrighty then, that’s going to do it for this fine last Saturday in November. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Plenty of college football (at least the real, Division I kind) today, what with some riflery rivalry games and some big “intrastate” games as well. Haven’t heard whether USC/UCLA will be color vs. color again this year, but it’s definitely worth checking out (they play at 7:00 PST). And will the Gators vs. Noles be Bobby B’s last game ever? Could that be a riflery game? (If so, that’d be some kinda color on color matchup, if both teams play along.) Good stuff ahead, for sure.

Have a great day everyone.

 

176 comments to Devaluing the Design Process, Pt. I (aka “Design-A-Uni”)

  • Flip | November 28, 2009 at 7:28 am |

    Great job on the high school logos. Some are outstanding. Others are simply good. Let’s say the pros don’t have anything to worry about. (‘Cept they give us stuff like the Falconts, Bills and others.)

    I’ll reserve judgment until I see the rest.

    Some of those D2 jerseys are really creative. I’d like to see the other Northwood jersey (can’t tell if that’s home or away). Some wretch, but others are pretty cool. Paul ought to do an article on their design process and where they get their tailors. You’d think they’d go the template route. But no-o-o-o-o. My fav, hand’s down, is Saint Anselm — with the yokes.

    I’d like to see a close-up of the Tulsa log. It looks like it has a chance. (Those cheesy uniforms are another matter.) Still, I guess I’m old-school. Still scratch my head over changing unis within the season. Chanign logos? That’s heresy.

  • Flip | November 28, 2009 at 7:49 am |

    Sorry ’bout the spellin. Keyboard on the fritz. (Or is it the hunt and peck that’s on the fritz?)

  • Flip | November 28, 2009 at 7:55 am |

    ‘scuse me. Northwood Kentucky State, on the D2 home or away jersey.

  • Peter | November 28, 2009 at 8:18 am |

    In looking at the scoreboard photo it brings back memories of being allowed on the field after the game.

    I remember walking across the outfield at “old” Yankee Stadium after a game to look at the monuments (only 3 back then) and thinking that Babe Ruth was buried there!!

  • Frank | November 28, 2009 at 8:46 am |

    I think Phil’s assessment that Slippery Rock’s uni is perhaps the ‘best Div 2 uni ever’ is a bit over the top, for such a remarkably dull looking uniform.
    I like Kutztown’s, but it looks like they took Kansas’s logo and put their colors on it.

  • Elliott | November 28, 2009 at 9:00 am |

    Quick question…

    Has anyone heard anything about the uniforms for Army Navy next week?

    Are Nike throwing out some new uniforms or are we just going for normal stuff?

  • DenverGregg | November 28, 2009 at 9:03 am |

    Really like Kevin Connolly’s Clarksville concept.

    It’s worth noting, perhaps, that the horrific CSU Pueblo Thunderwolf uniforms (though not the logo) were the result of a “submit a design” contest. IIRC it was mentioned on this very blog.

    I happened to see a bit of the Tulsa/Memphis telecast while getting lunch yesterday. Since their normal set is so nice looking, it’s especially disapointing to see what they did yesterday.

  • B-Jud | November 28, 2009 at 9:05 am |

    Jeff Bahry must’ve channeled his inner UConn football team (and I believe Quinnipiac too) when he submitted his designs

  • aflfan | November 28, 2009 at 9:08 am |

    [quote comment=”363696″]Great job on the high school logos. Some are outstanding. Others are simply good. Let’s say the pros don’t have anything to worry about. (‘Cept they give us stuff like the Falconts, Bills and others.)

    I’ll reserve judgment until I see the rest.

    Some of those D2 jerseys are really creative. I’d like to see the other Northwood jersey (can’t tell if that’s home or away). Some wretch, but others are pretty cool. Paul ought to do an article on their design process and where they get their tailors. You’d think they’d go the template route. But no-o-o-o-o. My fav, hand’s down, is Saint Anselm — with the yokes.

    quote]

    That is Northwood’s home uniform. I went to Saginaw Valley and SVSU and Northwood are about 25 miles apart and play every year in the Axe Bowl every year. The trophy is suppose to symbolize the logging history of the area.

    Here is a Saginaw Valley player holding the Axe

    http://blog.mlive.co...

    Here is a picture from the 2008 game at Northwood

    http://blog.mlive.co...

    Here is a picture from a game at SVSU with Northwood’s road uniforms

    http://www.svsu.edu/...

    Here is Saginaw home uniform

    http://global.haja.c...

    Both belong to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).

  • ren | November 28, 2009 at 9:08 am |

    i have an idea at the end of the college football season who about we have fifteen of teh best uni matchups of the college football season and then u make the ten worst college uniforms and then us uniwatchers vote on the best and the worst does that sound kool?

  • cjkite67 | November 28, 2009 at 9:10 am |

    Did anybody else notice that some Nevada helmets had a stripe and some didn’t last night? I am technologically inept so I can’t provide proof. Little help?

  • aflfan | November 28, 2009 at 9:16 am |

    Here are some more teams from the GLIAC

    Ferris (maroon) and Hillsdale in white

    http://www.ferrissta...

    Here is Wayne State (Green) vs. Ashland (white)

    http://wsuathletics....

    Here is Northern Michigan home uniforms

    http://media.college...

    Here is Michigan Tech (black) vs. Wayne State (White)

    http://www.mtu.edu/u...

    Here is Hillsdale (Blue) and Michigan Tech (white)

    http://3.bp.blogspot...

    And here is Grand Valley State

    http://blog.mlive.co...

  • Patrick in MI | November 28, 2009 at 9:42 am |

    It’s hard to be a fan of Wayne State (D2) with unis like these :(

    http://wsuathletics....

  • Thomas Clark | November 28, 2009 at 9:47 am |

    Holy exciting, not only did my alma mater get some pub here…they were first! Go Timberwolves! To make things even better there’s an SVSU alum in the comments.

    Northwood’s home uni used to be very similar to the road uni that has a lot less “stuff” to it. It was very plain and looked better. Also, several years ago the helmet was reversed it was white with a columbia blue logo, I liked them much better.

  • MPowers1634 | November 28, 2009 at 10:10 am |

    In Jeff Bahry’s submission, I see som Kerry Kittles era Villanova Wildcat:

    Jeff:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    Kerry Kittles:
    http://www.sportslog...

    As for the logo, I think Joe Csikos is the lead:

    http://www.flickr.co...

    Although Andy A’s conjures up my beloved Kansas Pointedly mad:

    http://www.flickr.co...

    As for the D-2 unis, I must agree…Slippery Rock is WAY TOO BLAND for me.

  • M.Princip | November 28, 2009 at 10:13 am |

    Nice! Great concepts with this first set of CHS logo/unis. My vote, for this first set, goes to Kevin Callahan. That’s old school cool. Nice twist on that purple. More like a plum?

    I also like Kevin Connolly’s ‘Wildcats’ wordmark, with the paw as the dotted i.

    Kudos to Joe Csikos for his set as well. A nice tribal asian sort of logo blended with the C. Almost a re-interpretation of the Kansas State Wildcat.

  • BuckeyeMark | November 28, 2009 at 10:36 am |

    not to resurrect an old argument but I told a friend of mine about the “devaluing” discussion. he had recently been to a been trade show where there were several booths of logo designers set up. one had people out in the aisle offering to design you a new biz logo IN FORTY FIVE MINUTES OR LESS and they would charge you NOTHING. that’s right: free. he was walking the floor with his creative director and reported that she said the very same things about “devaluing” and refused to get the free logo treatment, stalking off grumbling to herself. hilarious… sort of.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | November 28, 2009 at 10:38 am |

    Great stuff guys!

    I like Jeff Bahry’s “C” & Paw logo. As well as Joe Csikos stylized cap logo too.

    As far as the unis go…I like where Andy Altemus is going with his. I dig Kevin Callahan’s too.

  • ScottyM | November 28, 2009 at 11:03 am |

    lol, BuckeyeMark!

    You get what you pay for. lol

    I’d have invented a fake name of a business and have ’em go at it:

    “Toilet Design”

  • interlockingtc | November 28, 2009 at 11:11 am |

    My favorite today is definitely the silhouetted wildcat in Mr. Callahan’s designs. Nice!

    And kudos to Mr. Csisko’s hat logo. Simple, clean, yet evocative.

  • mike 2 | November 28, 2009 at 11:13 am |

    Big weekend in Canadian football.

    In addition to the Grey Cup tomorrow, today is the Canadian college football championship, the Vanier Cup. This years its Queen’s versus U of Calgary, played in Quebec City this year.

    http://image3.examin...(1).jpg

    http://www.calgaryhe...

    I’ll be strongly rooting for Queen’s (my alma mater) and my wife (U of Calgary alumni) will of course be rooting for Calgary. Game photos to follow once they’re on the interwebs.

  • mike 2 | November 28, 2009 at 11:15 am |
  • JimV19 | November 28, 2009 at 11:24 am |

    It’s fun seeing all the different uni designs. Of all the good choices, Kevin Callahan’s jumps out at me. I’d wear that uni in a heartbeat.

  • JimV19 | November 28, 2009 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”363718″]Big weekend in Canadian football.

    In addition to the Grey Cup tomorrow, today is the Canadian college football championship, the Vanier Cup. This years its Queen’s versus U of Calgary, played in Quebec City this year.

    http://image3.examin...(1).jpg

    http://www.calgaryhe...

    I’ll be strongly rooting for Queen’s (my alma mater) and my wife (U of Calgary alumni) will of course be rooting for Calgary. Game photos to follow once they’re on the interwebs.[/quote]

    Hmm, Calgary looks slightly better than the Calgary Stampeders.

    As for the Queen’s uni, http://i63.photobuck... I don’t know if i’d wear that uni but I can’t stop looking at it.

  • leon | November 28, 2009 at 11:38 am |

    I’ll have to go back and check out the submissions when I have more time to devote to them, but I did look at the work from LI & JimV:
    JimV that Lake Erie photo is just a dynamite football picture; dude on the right has had a rough day so far, methinks.
    Now then, worst matchup: you are preaching to the choir about Tulsa/Memphis, but I think that Boise/Nevada deserves honorable mention; for me the rain on that turf and all blue unis made it unwatchable (couldn’t they wear orange or white?).
    Maybe it should be called worst uni/turf matchup.

  • JimV19 | November 28, 2009 at 11:39 am |

    aflfan, back when I compiled my list of D-2 photos, this one for SVSU you showed http://www.svsu.edu/... must have been what I saw. Seeing some of your others, I have to admit they look better than I thought.

    As for Slippery Rock, yeah, they’re missing some little thing. It’s a classic look and I wouldn’t change it, though. Oh, and if you ever go to a game there, sit on the visitors’ side. The view from the home bleachers is kind of bland, but when you sit on the other side you get this: http://farm3.static....

  • mike 2 | November 28, 2009 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”363721″]

    Hmm, Calgary looks slightly better than the Calgary Stampeders.

    [/quote]

    U of Calgary looks significantly better than the Stampeders.

    I should have mentioned, the teams are the Calgary Dinos and the Queens Golden Gaels.

  • Teebz | November 28, 2009 at 11:42 am |

    Well, the new alternate uniforms for the Predators, Avalanche, and Panthers are a combined 0-5 in the month of November.

    Predators looked good last night, but couldn’t beat the St. Louis Blues. And the Panthers, in their new threads, lost to the lowly Maple Leafs for their second loss in their new threads.

    If anyone from the Columbus Blue Jackets is reading this, you may want to avoid the November debut next season. Just sayin’.

  • leon | November 28, 2009 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”363708″]It’s hard to be a fan of Wayne State (D2) with unis like these :(

    http://wsuathletics....

    What you talkin’ bout mon?

    http://flagspot.net/...

  • JimV19 | November 28, 2009 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”363722″]I’ll have to go back and check out the submissions when I have more time to devote to them, but I did look at the work from LI & JimV:
    JimV that Lake Erie photo is just a dynamite football picture; dude on the right has had a rough day so far, methinks.
    Now then, worst matchup: you are preaching to the choir about Tulsa/Memphis, but I think that Boise/Nevada deserves honorable mention; for me the rain on that turf and all blue unis made it unwatchable (couldn’t they wear orange or white?).
    Maybe it should be called worst uni/turf matchup.[/quote]

    Thanks, leon. Yeah, the field looked as if Lake Erie’s equestrian program used it first. A few guys looked as muddy as the one you saw.

    You’re right about Boise. I was pushing for it, but I finally decided I liked Nevada’s unis better than Memphis’. Since BSU and Tulsa were almost equally bad, I went with Memphis/Tulsa. Maybe if I saw the games on TV instead of just looking at the photos, I could have been swayed.

    I liked BSU’s Fiesta Bowl unis. Since they’ve changed to their current mess, I think they should make the field orange.

  • LI Phil | November 28, 2009 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”363722″]I’ll have to go back and check out the submissions when I have more time to devote to them, but I did look at the work from LI & JimV:
    JimV that Lake Erie photo is just a dynamite football picture; dude on the right has had a rough day so far, methinks.
    Now then, worst matchup: you are preaching to the choir about Tulsa/Memphis, but I think that Boise/Nevada deserves honorable mention; for me the rain on that turf and all blue unis made it unwatchable (couldn’t they wear orange or white?).
    Maybe it should be called worst uni/turf matchup.[/quote]

    well…funny you should say that, because mr. vilk doesn’t get the WWL, and he kept asking me about the boise game…and i kept insisting tulsa/memphis’ overall uni matchup was worse…but the conditions last evening (with the rain, wet field and camouflage unis due to turf) made for a very difficult game to watch

    probably did deserve honorable mention, but in a tossup, tulsa/memphis “won”

  • JimV19 | November 28, 2009 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”363698″]’scuse me. Northwood Kentucky State, on the D2 home or away jersey.[/quote]

    It’s either an alternate or an older model. They have these aways http://www.kysu.edu/... and I also saw a monochrome green home set. Neither one looks as good as what I found, IMO.

  • Scott Davis | November 28, 2009 at 12:03 pm |

    Kudos to everyone who submitted a design. Nice work, folks!

    Of those choices, I’ve gotta say that my favorite is Kevin Callahan’s submission. It’s got an excellent 50’s vibe to it.

  • Evan | November 28, 2009 at 12:05 pm |

    Fairmont State Falcons DII uniforms.

    Home http://www.fightingf...

    Away http://www.fightingf...

  • Joe D | November 28, 2009 at 12:05 pm |

    Wouldn’t a train or something railroad related be better suited for a team that calls “Clarksville” home ?

    Don’t be slow…oh no, no, no , no ….

  • Wolverine2Blazer | November 28, 2009 at 12:06 pm |

    No screengrab but i swear Clemson is wearing Pro Combat. Got the shield for the logo on the neck, sweat box, and the leg pipings goes around the back of the knee with the mesh.

  • Matt Lesser | November 28, 2009 at 12:07 pm |

    How did we manage to overlook the fact that Clemson was going Pro Combat today?

  • JimV19 | November 28, 2009 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”363707″]Here are some more teams from the GLIAC

    Ferris (maroon) and Hillsdale in white

    http://www.ferrissta...

    Here is Wayne State (Green) vs. Ashland (white)

    http://wsuathletics....

    Here is Northern Michigan home uniforms

    http://media.college...

    Here is Michigan Tech (black) vs. Wayne State (White)

    http://www.mtu.edu/u...

    Here is Hillsdale (Blue) and Michigan Tech (white)

    http://3.bp.blogspot...

    And here is Grand Valley State

    http://blog.mlive.co...

    Hillsdale almost made my list. Same with Grand Valley, who is playing Minnesota-Duluth today in the D-2 playoffs. That game may have a chance at the Top 5. When we did the first piece on D-2 at the start of the year, UMD had the only uni Phil liked. http://www.duluthnew...

  • mmwatkin | November 28, 2009 at 12:14 pm |

    Pro Combat must work. Clemson ran back the opening kickoff for a TD.

    (eyeroll)

  • Wolverine2Blazer | November 28, 2009 at 12:18 pm |

    Its not on the Nike website. hmmm. Makes yah wonder if there’s any other teams running around playing army. Anybody else notice that the hemet for gameday was the normal UF one and not the pro combat? TCU had a pro combat for gameday.

  • Flip | November 28, 2009 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”363729″][quote comment=”363698″]’scuse me. Northwood Kentucky State, on the D2 home or away jersey.[/quote]

    It’s either an alternate or an older model. They have these aways http://www.kysu.edu/... and I also saw a monochrome green home set. Neither one looks as good as what I found, IMO.[/quote]

    Still, this is pretty unique http://www.state-jou...

    And I defy anyone to beat this http://athletics.ans... Would love to see the away uniform.

  • JimV19 | November 28, 2009 at 12:19 pm |

    Ricko, you’re Benchies made me laugh. I was thinking of a different Chuck…Charlie Brown. Last year when ABC ran A Charlie Brown Christmas, I was surprised at the commercials they aired. I was expecting toy or baby commercials, but instead they had Victoria’s Secret and previews of some of the adult comedies. Sure was different from the other 50 times my kids see the show, when they watch it on DVD…

  • JimV19 | November 28, 2009 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”363738″][quote comment=”363729″][quote comment=”363698″]’scuse me. Northwood Kentucky State, on the D2 home or away jersey.[/quote]

    It’s either an alternate or an older model. They have these aways http://www.kysu.edu/... and I also saw a monochrome green home set. Neither one looks as good as what I found, IMO.[/quote]

    Still, this is pretty unique http://www.state-jou...

    And I defy anyone to beat this http://athletics.ans... Would love to see the away uniform.[/quote]

    Be prepared for a slight letdown: http://anselm.presto...
    The homes are WAY better.

  • rpm | November 28, 2009 at 12:40 pm |

    kevin callahan~
    loved that you used my favourite template, loved that you included jackets and extras, loved the general design(even if i might have changed some of the font, the feel was right), loved that it was more or less a house cat silhouette. props all around

    saint anslem~
    that is a winner for sure. a most excellent helmet, the shoulder yolk was original without being offensive. i liked at least half, if not 3/quaters of those designs. good job mothervilker, lipS has a screw loose. a good combo for opinions since phil likes nothing and jim likes everything, hmmmm.

  • Wolverine2Blazer | November 28, 2009 at 12:40 pm |

    So much for Pro Combat working.

    I think the Spam Filter wants to go Christmas Shopping, my anti-spam word is Ikea.

  • MPowers1634 | November 28, 2009 at 12:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”363731″]Fairmont State Falcons DII uniforms.

    Home http://www.fightingf...

    Away http://www.fightingf...
    I love that color combination.

  • David Murphy | November 28, 2009 at 12:45 pm |

    There had been a few rumors of Clemson wearing Pro-Combat, but they did keep it under wraps pretty good. Coach Dabo is a Bama boy who seems to like the more traditional look. He probably dislikes the new pants, but likes the new, plainer jerseys. Since Nike gave in to Dabo’s request for striped pants at the beginning of the season, perhaps next year they’ll couple the striped pants with the new jerseys.

    Will be interesting to see what they wear next week in the ACC Championship game…especially if they lose today.

  • David Murphy | November 28, 2009 at 12:49 pm |

    Looking forward to seeing the Falcons tomorrow in their throwback uniforms. Would be nice if the Bucs wore theirs. Now Fathead sells a throwback version of QB Matt Ryan.

  • Brandon Davis | November 28, 2009 at 12:49 pm |

    With the problems some high schools have faced by using versions of pro sports logos, Clarksville needs to be careful about using the appropriation of the Sacramento Rivercats logo and what appears to be a non-italicized rendering of the Arizona Wildcats wordmark.

  • David Murphy | November 28, 2009 at 1:01 pm |

    Clemson posted an article on their official athletic website Nov 23, unveiling the Pro Combats. As I earlier guessed, it specifically says the pants will be worn just this once. Then it details the jersey design, so it appears we’ll be seeing more of it in the future. From the release…

    The new look is best described as “modern classic.”

    Nike designers gave a nod to the Clemson look from the early 1980’s, including the undefeated National Championship team from 1981, when creating the Tigers’ Nike Pro Combat uniform. The front of the jersey features a simple bold number font with a traditional purple outline. An iconic tiger paw is on the front chest and on the jersey sleeves. On the pant Nike added a bold, speed stripe of orange. Head coach Dabo Swinney dubbed the team mantra for the season, “ALL IN,” which is embroidered inside the collar of every jersey.

  • leon | November 28, 2009 at 1:04 pm |

    Re: Clarksville submissions

    One generalization about all this fine work: when presented with purple, gold and black to work with, it’s almost predictable that every white uni is going to look the best (IMO).
    Wanted to call out some components that caught my eye: Gretchen, I liked the style of your shirts.
    Kevin Connoly, I liked the logo of the paw holding the ball (do widcats have 5 claws?). Joe, I liked your Washington State type logo that formed a “C”. Matt, liked “your” British rugby logo.
    Great work by everybody, I’m just disappointed no one used “powder purple” in lieu of gray. :)

  • Dan King | November 28, 2009 at 1:05 pm |

    nothing against phil, but once again seemed like the older/classic looking the better for him.

    i think if kentucky state had different colors and made the name on the jersey pop more it would look better, if not great.

  • Mr FK | November 28, 2009 at 1:17 pm |

    I don’t have any pictures but I noticed clemson is rocking the nike pro combat uni’s…anyone know of any other school who are wearing the pro combat uniforms but didn’t have them hyped up like the rest of the major programs?

  • concealed78 | November 28, 2009 at 1:24 pm |

    The nickname “Wildcats” is the most unimaginative, redundant, generic over-used & offensively bland sports mascot to have ever possiblity existed. Why would I name my team after a lunatic cat? And when I think of cats & owners, I think of females and Catwoman.

    Anyways, my vote goes to Kevin Callahan’s concepts with that retro-inspired original flavor to it. Now if only the uniforms were wool…

    Matt Donnelly’s primary logo has the most authentic high school feel, tho the top half ring is a bit clunky. I’d use a more condensed font.

  • LI Phil | November 28, 2009 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”363749″]nothing against phil, but once again seemed like the older/classic looking the better for him.[/quote]

    not that my opinions would have changed much, but jim sent me all but one of those selections over a month ago, almost as a goof (in an e-mail)…i gave him short answers, with just a quick one-see…then a couple days ago he gave me his “replies” and we said “hey, this could be something we could work into a post”

    i stand by what i said then, but i think i would have given more weight to some of the design concepts of the schools i did not like — i still like the classic looking teams, but hey, it’s Div 2 — perhaps extra bumperstickers and quirks are good for those schools who want to create a unique identity…at least the ones jim chose this time didn’t seem to all be templates; so add a few points to each of the “bad” designs for at least attempting something out of the box

  • Dan King | November 28, 2009 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”363752″][quote comment=”363749″]nothing against phil, but once again seemed like the older/classic looking the better for him.[/quote]

    not that my opinions would have changed much, but jim sent me all but one of those selections over a month ago, almost as a goof (in an e-mail)…i gave him short answers, with just a quick one-see…then a couple days ago he gave me his “replies” and we said “hey, this could be something we could work into a post”

    i stand by what i said then, but i think i would have given more weight to some of the design concepts of the schools i did not like — i still like the classic looking teams, but hey, it’s Div 2 — perhaps extra bumperstickers and quirks are good for those schools who want to create a unique identity…at least the ones jim chose this time didn’t seem to all be templates; so add a few points to each of the “bad” designs for at least attempting something out of the box[/quote]

    i just brought it up because of the discussion last week or so about it. i’m not trying to change your opinion or degrade it. i agree that some teams are putting too many bumperstickers on, but theres nothing wrong with something different. like the nike combat unis, they act like they’re something brand new, and they’re all the exact same down to the generic shield thing on the collar.

    love your posts btw, mostly because theres so much different stuff in ’em

  • David Murphy | November 28, 2009 at 2:46 pm |

    Clemson has a classic merit sticker…their tiger paw. But by the end of the season a well-decorated player like CJ Spiller looks like he’s wearing a white helmet, from behind. Perhaps the merit stickers need to be smaller.

    Look at the backs of Georgia’s helmets tonight, they’re even more cluttered. The bones are great, but they have compete with the number, the NCAA (SEC?) sticker, the baseball sticker, the UDA VII memorial sticker, the flag sticker, and the helmet warning sticker. I think teams should use the rear bumper for flags, numbers, etc.

  • LI Phil | November 28, 2009 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”363754″]Look at the backs of Georgia’s helmets tonight, they’re even more cluttered. The bones are great, but they have compete with the number, the NCAA (SEC?) sticker, the baseball sticker, the UDA VII memorial sticker, the flag sticker, and the helmet warning sticker. I think teams should use the rear bumper for flags, numbers, etc.[/quote]

    speaking of uga (both the u and the mascot)…i know richt indicated they were “done with the black” this season, but seems to me, if there was ever an excuse to wear black (mourning uga7), which the kids love, and since they’re playing tech (who always wear white)…

    what are the chances of seeing georgia in a lot of black tonight? (and it’s on abc/espn2)

  • Jamie Dupler | November 28, 2009 at 2:55 pm |

    for my uni design, I like the one color-white-two color look, I also like the number on the front and the script represents a classic look. Not a huge fan on purple and a black alternative, but I just went with a simple look with all three colors included. I spend about 2 hours a week on the beta.easports.com website designing unis under the team builder section of ncaa footbal 10. Thanks for posting my unis and my first name is Jamie! Thanks! I’m gonna put today’s entry on my fridge door!

  • Wolverine2Blazer | November 28, 2009 at 3:02 pm |

    Phil, as a die-hard UGA fan and being from the Classic City I can promise you that UGA wont be wearing black tonight. There was a blackout in the stands last week for out furry little friend. Many of us thought it would mean the showing of the black hat, jersey, and pants combo but no such luck. The next time UGA will see a different uni than the classics we wear now will be when we get sucked into pro-combat in a year or two.

  • Wolverine2Blazer | November 28, 2009 at 3:06 pm |

    AH, forgot to ad this on the end of the last post, my bad. But ESPN showed the South Car. letter guys and they had the Under Armour logo painted on them. *rolls eyes*

  • LI Phil | November 28, 2009 at 3:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”363756″]for my uni design, I like the one color-white-two color look, I also like the number on the front and the script represents a classic look. Not a huge fan on purple and a black alternative, but I just went with a simple look with all three colors included. I spend about 2 hours a week on the beta.easports.com website designing unis under the team builder section of ncaa footbal 10. Thanks for posting my unis and my first name is Jamie! Thanks! I’m gonna put today’s entry on my fridge door![/quote]

    thanks jamie

    i will update todays entry to include your comments up there

  • timmy b | November 28, 2009 at 3:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”363739″]Ricko, you’re Benchies made me laugh. I was thinking of a different Chuck…Charlie Brown. Last year when ABC ran A Charlie Brown Christmas, I was surprised at the commercials they aired. I was expecting toy or baby commercials, but instead they had Victoria’s Secret and previews of some of the adult comedies. Sure was different from the other 50 times my kids see the show, when they watch it on DVD…[/quote]

    I seem to recall for ages when Charlie Brown Christmas ran on CBS (1965-2000), the sponsors for much of that time was Coca-Cola (didn’t the credits say, “Your neighborhood bottlers of Coca-Cola??”) and Dolly Madison snack foods.

  • JTH | November 28, 2009 at 3:29 pm |

    Excellent work, everyone. It’s good to see my mick brethren out in force and acquitting themselves nicely.

    J Vilk Nineteen: I like the trousers. Maybe this Decemberween, you’ll get yourself a proper shirt to go with them.

  • Chris | November 28, 2009 at 3:30 pm |

    Virginia Tech is wearing their Pro Combat unis again. Are they the only one to wear them twice now?

    On the same subject, my theory on why Clemson has the new Pro Combat unis but wasn’t part of the promotion…because they are switching to that design full time next year. This is just sneak peek kind of like how Oregon wore the black wing jerseys once last year in a black out before switching to the wing jerseys full time this year. This comes from reading about Dabo Sweeney wanting to change the uniforms when he became coach but Nike wasn’t giving enough time and also reading that Nike is going to make the Pro Combat gear widespread next year. So I’m assuming anyone changing unis for next season can switch to Pro Combat.

  • JTH | November 28, 2009 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”363760″][quote comment=”363739″]Ricko, you’re Benchies made me laugh. I was thinking of a different Chuck…Charlie Brown. Last year when ABC ran A Charlie Brown Christmas, I was surprised at the commercials they aired. I was expecting toy or baby commercials, but instead they had Victoria’s Secret and previews of some of the adult comedies. Sure was different from the other 50 times my kids see the show, when they watch it on DVD…[/quote]

    I seem to recall for ages when Charlie Brown Christmas ran on CBS (1965-2000), the sponsors for much of that time was Coca-Cola (didn’t the credits say, “Your neighborhood bottlers of Coca-Cola??”) and Dolly Madison snack foods.[/quote]
    Was the Zinger Zapper’s identity ever revealed?

  • Kenny Jacobson | November 28, 2009 at 3:34 pm |

    Well, Ohio State/Michigan didn’t look like Ohio State/Michigan and now Florida/Florida State doesn’t look like Florida/Florida State. I don’t think Nike’s necessarily the evil entity some people do but this whole ‘pro combat’ thing really sucks.

  • mike 2 | November 28, 2009 at 3:45 pm |

    Queens came back from 18 points down to beat Calgary 33-31. Awesome game!

    A couple photos from the game. Both uni sets are sharp.

    http://i63.photobuck...

    http://i63.photobuck...

  • Mr. FK | November 28, 2009 at 3:47 pm |

    I noticed Clemson was wearing a toned down version of the nike pro combat uniforms today, I dont have a picture yet…side note, does anyone else know of any other teams rocking the Nike Pro Combat uni’s but nike didn’t didnt make a big deal about?

  • Kevin Allen | November 28, 2009 at 3:48 pm |

    Complain all you want about the rivalry gear. Missouri’s are awesome! Best ones yet.

  • LI Phil | November 28, 2009 at 3:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”363764″]Well, Ohio State/Michigan didn’t look like Ohio State/Michigan and now Florida/Florida State doesn’t look like Florida/Florida State. I don’t think Nike’s necessarily the evil entity some people do but this whole ‘pro combat’ thing really sucks.[/quote]

    this would have been the only instance where i would have liked to see both teams play along…i kinda like FSU’s riflery uni (despite the fact that it basically says this to tradition)

    as it is, this just looks like shit

    guess for bobby’s last game, he didn’t wanna let them look like niketools bloodclots

  • Kenny Jacobson | November 28, 2009 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”363768″][quote comment=”363764″]Well, Ohio State/Michigan didn’t look like Ohio State/Michigan and now Florida/Florida State doesn’t look like Florida/Florida State. I don’t think Nike’s necessarily the evil entity some people do but this whole ‘pro combat’ thing really sucks.[/quote]

    this would have been the only instance where i would have liked to see both teams play along…i kinda like FSU’s riflery uni (despite the fact that it basically says this to tradition)

    as it is, this just looks like shit

    guess for bobby’s last game, he didn’t wanna let them look like niketools bloodclots[/quote]
    My big issue with it, and with most uni changes, is that none of the 3 teams I mentioned, Fla, Fla State, Ohio State, needed a uni change. They all have crisp looks that don’t need any changes.

  • Tyler | November 28, 2009 at 4:01 pm |

    New Wisconsin Badger Hockey 3rd Jersey unveiled last night at the game against Michigan State. Not exactly traditional, but I kind of like them.

    http://www.msusparta...

  • JimV19 | November 28, 2009 at 4:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”363761″]Excellent work, everyone. It’s good to see my mick brethren out in force and acquitting themselves nicely.

    J Vilk Nineteen: I like the trousers. Maybe this Decemberween, you’ll get yourself a proper shirt to go with them.[/quote]

    A few Christmases ago I wore the pants with this jersey: http://i.telegraph.c...

    I had a white shooting shirt with this giant logo http://www.remembert... on the back, but the shirt was way too big for me. Love the breakaway pants, though.

  • JimV19 | November 28, 2009 at 4:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”363765″]Queens came back from 18 points down to beat Calgary 33-31. Awesome game!

    A couple photos from the game. Both uni sets are sharp.

    http://i63.photobuck...

    http://i63.photobuck...

    I take back what I said earlier about Queens – I still can’t take my eyes off the unis, but now…I’d wear those.

    Seeing the teams separately I thought it was going to be a uni-disaster. Not a Top-5 matchup, but I’d like to see a video of that game. Thanks for posting!

  • BuckeyeMark | November 28, 2009 at 4:24 pm |

    WOW – this will probably get me thrown off the blog but Missouri’s matte helmet is absolutely awesome. incredible. really creative.

  • The Ghost of Ross Gload | November 28, 2009 at 4:31 pm |

    Kansas has the Jayhawk on the helmet today for the first time in about 20 years. I hope the next coach keeps it that way.

    It’s paired with red jerseys and blue pants for probably the first time ever. Not an attractive pairing to my eyes, but still better than the Nike abominations Mizzou is wearing today.

  • Eric B in KC | November 28, 2009 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”363767″]Complain all you want about the rivalry gear. Missouri’s are awesome! Best ones yet.[/quote]

    tough to get excited about it…doesn’t look like Mizzou. i like them as a concept but not for my team.

  • LI Phil | November 28, 2009 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”363773″]WOW – this will probably get me thrown off the blog but Missouri’s matte helmet is absolutely awesome. incredible. really creative.[/quote]

    dammit…not getting that game…

    getting: UF/FSU (cbs); grambling/southern (nbc), the U/USF (abc); va tech/VA (espn)…college hoop on the deuce and versus…and the local sports channels are covering puck/tennis/reruns

    no one’s picking up FSN at the moment…all i know is i BETTER get that feed for the USC/UCLA game late tonight…

  • Eric B in KC | November 28, 2009 at 4:33 pm |

    plus, mangino changed up KU’s unis for the game, too. their uni looks almost exactly like the one i wore in 8th grade boy’s club football.

  • Chris | November 28, 2009 at 4:34 pm |

    Florida would look a lot better if the spider webby spirograph stuff was just blue, kind of like how Texas had white unis white web stuff. Mack Brown told them to keep it simple, Urban Meyer should have done the same.

  • JimV19 | November 28, 2009 at 4:37 pm |

    Ya know, Miami doesn’t look half bad. The two-tone numbers don’t annoy me as I thought they would.

    And while posting, ABC’s Mike Patrick and Craig James chimed in, saying the like them. James said he likes the “clean look.”

    Dare I put them in the Top 5?

  • Komet17 | November 28, 2009 at 4:53 pm |

    As a Mizzou alum, I can sum up my response to their uniforms vs. Kansas thusly:

    Blech.

  • Chris | November 28, 2009 at 4:53 pm |

    Count me in on the Missouri bandwagon! I thought from pics their unis would be bad, but on tv they look awesome. The best of the Pro Combats by far. The matte black helmet with shiny black M looks awesome. Makes me think more black helmets should be matte and not shiny or sparkly.

  • EddieAtari | November 28, 2009 at 4:53 pm |

    Submissions look good… Can’t wait to see the rest… ;)

  • BuckeyeMark | November 28, 2009 at 5:07 pm |

    has anyone ever done a matte black helmet like mizzou is doing tonight? I’m really impressed. if you haven’t seen it in action hold your judgment – it looks great. much better than in the nike pics.

  • jon | November 28, 2009 at 5:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”363776″]
    no one’s picking up FSN at the moment…all i know is i BETTER get that feed for the USC/UCLA game late tonight…[/quote]

    UCLA/USC will be color vs. color, I think that parts of the country will not be able to see it though as it is on FSN instead of ABC for some reason this year, and also late in the evening.

  • David T | November 28, 2009 at 5:24 pm |

    BYU is wearing royal blue throwbacks today to commemorate the 1984 national championship team. The jerseys will then be auctioned off to support the worthwhile charity of…BYU athletic scholarships.

    http://www.byucougar...

  • Tony Miller | November 28, 2009 at 5:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”363776″]
    no one’s picking up FSN at the moment…all i know is i BETTER get that feed for the USC/UCLA game late tonight…[/quote]

    UCLA @ USC (FSN, 10pm)- Barry Tompkins, Petros Papadakis, Michael Eaves (Will Air on FS Arizona, Detroit+, Midwest, North (JIP), Ohio, PrimeTicket, South, Southwest; FSN Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain; CSN Bay Area, Chicago, New England, Philadelphia, Washington; SUN; MSG+)

  • LI Phil | November 28, 2009 at 5:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”363786″][quote comment=”363776″]
    no one’s picking up FSN at the moment…all i know is i BETTER get that feed for the USC/UCLA game late tonight…[/quote]

    UCLA @ USC (FSN, 10pm)- Barry Tompkins, Petros Papadakis, Michael Eaves (Will Air on FS Arizona, Detroit+, Midwest, North (JIP), Ohio, PrimeTicket, South, Southwest; FSN Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain; CSN Bay Area, Chicago, New England, Philadelphia, Washington; SUN; MSG+)[/quote]

    awesome…you know i’m all over that MSG+ feed

    thanks!

  • JTH | November 28, 2009 at 5:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”363776″][quote comment=”363773″]WOW – this will probably get me thrown off the blog but Missouri’s matte helmet is absolutely awesome. incredible. really creative.[/quote]

    dammit…not getting that game…

    getting: UF/FSU (cbs); grambling/southern (nbc), the U/USF (abc); va tech/VA (espn)…college hoop on the deuce and versus…and the local sports channels are covering puck/tennis/reruns

    no one’s picking up FSN at the moment…all i know is i BETTER get that feed for the USC/UCLA game late tonight…[/quote]
    Ya forgot BC/Maryland on ESPNU. Or don’t you get that channel?

  • Jeff P | November 28, 2009 at 5:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”363788″][quote comment=”363776″][quote comment=”363773″]WOW – this will probably get me thrown off the blog but Missouri’s matte helmet is absolutely awesome. incredible. really creative.[/quote]

    dammit…not getting that game…

    getting: UF/FSU (cbs); grambling/southern (nbc), the U/USF (abc); va tech/VA (espn)…college hoop on the deuce and versus…and the local sports channels are covering puck/tennis/reruns

    no one’s picking up FSN at the moment…all i know is i BETTER get that feed for the USC/UCLA game late tonight…[/quote]
    Ya forgot BC/Maryland on ESPNU. Or don’t you get that channel?[/quote]
    Nobody gets that channel.

  • JTH | November 28, 2009 at 5:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”363779″]Ya know, Miami doesn’t look half bad. The two-tone numbers don’t annoy me as I thought they would.

    And while posting, ABC’s Mike Patrick and Craig James chimed in, saying the like them. James said he likes the “clean look.”

    Dare I put them in the Top 5?[/quote]
    I agree that the Canes actually look pretty decent (better than their regular unis for sure) but don’t both teams have to look good to make the top 5?

    Or are you saying that you like those godawful getups the Bulls are wearing?

  • BuckeyeMark | November 28, 2009 at 5:45 pm |

    major uni debate going on here… is the Mizzou matte helmet carefully masked off so that the glossy black part remains glossy while the helmet is dipped in something to “etch” its surface matte? or is the M and the center stripe a sticker applied to a helmet after its surface is matted?

  • JTH | November 28, 2009 at 5:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”363789″][quote comment=”363788″][quote comment=”363776″][quote comment=”363773″]WOW – this will probably get me thrown off the blog but Missouri’s matte helmet is absolutely awesome. incredible. really creative.[/quote]

    dammit…not getting that game…

    getting: UF/FSU (cbs); grambling/southern (nbc), the U/USF (abc); va tech/VA (espn)…college hoop on the deuce and versus…and the local sports channels are covering puck/tennis/reruns

    no one’s picking up FSN at the moment…all i know is i BETTER get that feed for the USC/UCLA game late tonight…[/quote]
    Ya forgot BC/Maryland on ESPNU. Or don’t you get that channel?[/quote]
    Nobody gets that channel.[/quote]
    You’re thinking of ESPN Classic. Nobody gets that anymore because they get ESPNU instead.

  • LarryB | November 28, 2009 at 5:56 pm |

    Whole lot going on today. The Design process and some great pics from division 2 football which hardly anybody sees.

    All these football games on today. The Nike Combat unis. Seems like too much white with all the combat unis. I wonder how Nike had a say in the helmet changes?

    I just found Maryland vs BC. I think Maryland unis look good. I am not getting the Missouri game and just saw a few highlights. So why do I like that helmet? Not sure but I do.

    Virginia Tech helmet color looks different than regular white. I am not cray about the 2 different stripes.

    It is hard to keep up with all these changes. Is LSU wearing their combats later?

    And just saw about BYU.

  • LI Phil | November 28, 2009 at 5:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”363792″]
    You’re thinking of ESPN Classic. Nobody gets that anymore because they get ESPNU instead.[/quote]

    no

    i get classic…not “u”

    espnews has clips occasionally, but right now classic has something called “the way it was”

    i wish i got espnu…but not here on my cable provider in NY

  • BuckeyeMark | November 28, 2009 at 5:57 pm |

    not to just lose the uni thread completely but Mizzou and Kansas are flat out getting it in a very very good game. back and forth, hard play. a rivalry game that lives up to its billing – wonderful.

  • Wolverine2Blazer | November 28, 2009 at 5:57 pm |

    Sense more stripes and logos are stickers now a days, i’m going to go with the helmet is matte and the logo and stripes are shiny stickers.

  • Chris | November 28, 2009 at 5:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”363791″]major uni debate going on here… is the Mizzou matte helmet carefully masked off so that the glossy black part remains glossy while the helmet is dipped in something to “etch” its surface matte? or is the M and the center stripe a sticker applied to a helmet after its surface is matted?[/quote]

    From my POV the surface is matte and the M and stripe are applied on after, but I can’t say for 100% certainty.

  • jdreyfuss | November 28, 2009 at 5:59 pm |

    The studio analyst on CBS, when they threw it up to him for a score update, mentioned offhand how much he hates the riflery uniforms. He called the Virginia Tech uniforms “another bad uniform change” and asked the Florida/FSU commentators what they thought of them.

  • jdreyfuss | November 28, 2009 at 6:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”363791″]major uni debate going on here… is the Mizzou matte helmet carefully masked off so that the glossy black part remains glossy while the helmet is dipped in something to “etch” its surface matte? or is the M and the center stripe a sticker applied to a helmet after its surface is matted?[/quote]
    Football helmets are normally colored plastic that’s then clearcoated. Those are matte finished, not etched. For one thing, the NCAA wouldn’t let them do anything stylistic to the helmets that made them potentially unsafe, like reducing the integrity of the polycarbonate.

  • JTH | November 28, 2009 at 6:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”363794″][quote comment=”363792″]
    You’re thinking of ESPN Classic. Nobody gets that anymore because they get ESPNU instead.[/quote]

    no

    i get classic…not “u”

    espnews has clips occasionally, but right now classic has something called “the way it was”

    i wish i got espnu…but not here on my cable provider in NY[/quote]
    Hmmm… I used to get Classic, now I get U. I had heard something about a big push for U so most cable/sat providers swapped “tiers” for the two. I guess it’s not as widespread as I was led to believe.

  • Flip | November 28, 2009 at 6:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”363791″]major uni debate going on here… is the Mizzou matte helmet carefully masked off so that the glossy black part remains glossy while the helmet is dipped in something to “etch” its surface matte? or is the M and the center stripe a sticker applied to a helmet after its surface is matted?[/quote]

    Ala tastes great, less filling, etched on, peel off?

    Regardless, it may look “awesome” but you just don’t mess with the Mizzou helmet.

    KU helmet looks better with the Jaybird than with the Trajan KU.

    Virginia Tech? Hey, if these combat uniforms are all that nifty, shouldn’t they WANT to wear them again and again? The VT version isn’t as bad as Mizzou’s, tOSU or FSU. TCU could keep their combats, too. Texas was OK, but not as good as the real thing; same with OU.

  • BuckeyeMark | November 28, 2009 at 6:18 pm |

    I get what you mean Flip. I have no history/am not a fan of Mizzou so don’t mind someone messing with the helmet. why? I’m not a Mizzou Tiger.

    on the other hand, messing with the Buckeyes helmet is ANATHEMA. even though it was a fairly decent replica of the 54 NC helmet (the rest of the uni wasn’t but the helmet was) I want the silver sparkly helmet with Woody’s stickers on it. don’t mess with our helmet!

    I think doing stuff to the uni/helmet that hacks off the fans of that team is dumb. why does Nike risk the ill will?

  • Komet17 | November 28, 2009 at 6:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”363802″]I think doing stuff to the uni/helmet that hacks off the fans of that team is dumb. why does Nike risk the ill will?[/quote]

    (A) They will never hack off the traditionalists enough to keep them from spending $$$ on traditional gear.

    (B) Trotting out new designs–oriented mainly toward younger fans with more $$$ than sense, creates new profit opportunities.

    (C) Because they can.

  • Flip | November 28, 2009 at 6:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”363802″]I get what you mean Flip. I have no history/am not a fan of Mizzou so don’t mind someone messing with the helmet. why? I’m not a Mizzou Tiger.

    on the other hand, messing with the Buckeyes helmet is ANATHEMA. even though it was a fairly decent replica of the 54 NC helmet (the rest of the uni wasn’t but the helmet was) I want the silver sparkly helmet with Woody’s stickers on it. don’t mess with our helmet!

    I think doing stuff to the uni/helmet that hacks off the fans of that team is dumb. why does Nike risk the ill will?[/quote]

    Missouri has only had that helmet stripe 50+ years http://www.helmethut..., hey, it’s only tradition

  • Flip | November 28, 2009 at 6:31 pm |

    URL is too long. Missouri helmet link: http://tinyurl.com/y...

  • Chris | November 28, 2009 at 6:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”363802″]I get what you mean Flip. I have no history/am not a fan of Mizzou so don’t mind someone messing with the helmet. why? I’m not a Mizzou Tiger.

    on the other hand, messing with the Buckeyes helmet is ANATHEMA. even though it was a fairly decent replica of the 54 NC helmet (the rest of the uni wasn’t but the helmet was) I want the silver sparkly helmet with Woody’s stickers on it. don’t mess with our helmet!

    I think doing stuff to the uni/helmet that hacks off the fans of that team is dumb. why does Nike risk the ill will?[/quote]

    Why does Nike risk the ill will? Because there are way more people that won’t have ill will than do.

    Nike is not dumb

    Besides it takes two to tango. They don’t force change on teams…thats why Mack Brown was able to get them to keep it simple for the DKR tribute Pro Combat gear. Blame Nike, but blame the school too.

  • LarryB | November 28, 2009 at 6:45 pm |

    My ABC just put on the Kansas Missouri game.

    Jayhawk decal on the Kansas helmet.

    BYU wearing real throwbacks.

  • leon | November 28, 2009 at 6:46 pm |
  • Jordan | November 28, 2009 at 6:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”363708″]It’s hard to be a fan of Wayne State (D2) with unis like these :(

    http://wsuathletics....

    [i]Love[/i] the subtle reworking of the [url=http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x170/kieth_010/WUTANGCLAN.jpg]Wu Tang Clan logo[/url] on the helmet!

  • MJM | November 28, 2009 at 7:18 pm |

    I’m not going to lie, I’m diggin’ LSU’s rifelry uniforms. However, that wrap-around pant stripe is still annoying me.

  • Daniel Carroll | November 28, 2009 at 7:19 pm |

    Am I nuts that I didn’t think the VT uniforms were all that bad? I mean they were surely far from traditional, and I would probably choose a more traditional set than what they were wearing, but I thought it did a good job of being “innovative” without being scary ugly.

    As far as the Uniform Contest goes, I’m sad I wasn’t able to finish the concept that I was working on… I took the Chicago Cubs’ C-bear and instead of the bear, I was working on designing a wildcat to take its place, but I just couldn’t get it to look like I wanted.

  • David Murphy | November 28, 2009 at 7:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”363757″]…Many of us thought it would mean the showing of the black hat, jersey, and pants combo but no such luck. The next time UGA will see a different uni than the classics we wear now will be when we get sucked into pro-combat in a year or two.[/quote]

    No such luck? Bleh! UGA does have classic red helmets and grey jerseys…hopefully these won’t change much as pro-combats. The current jersey is NOT classic…years ago Nike added the black trim and lost the old stripes. Several pro-combat teams wear jersey stripes…perhaps they’ll bring back stripes to the RED Georgia jersey.

  • LarryB | November 28, 2009 at 7:33 pm |

    For whatever reason I have always liked Army’s gold helmet. The darker shade of gold. LSU’s gold kind of reminds me of that gold. Sharp looking color. The ND gold I have never been a big fan of

  • Chris | November 28, 2009 at 7:35 pm |

    Mark LSU down as another Pro Combat team that looks way better on TV than in the Nike promotions.

    The helmet in the promos looks like Washington…straight gold. On tv its like a shiny gold version of LSU’s normal helmet. The jerseys look nice too. Lesson for Nike, the best new uniforms are always the ones that look like uniforms and not some experiment (ie TCU FSU)

  • Flip | November 28, 2009 at 7:55 pm |

    LSU uniforms resemble Tulsa’s from the ’80s. Sorry can’t find pics.

  • Flip | November 28, 2009 at 8:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”363816″]LSU uniforms resemble Tulsa’s from the ’80s. Sorry can’t find pics.[/quote]
    http://grfx.cstv.com...

  • David Murphy | November 28, 2009 at 8:01 pm |

    Agree…LSU looks good. But I don’t think next year the traditional teams like LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, & Texas will go for those goofy, non-traditional pants stripes that don’t go all the way to the top.

    LSU’s stripes are what I’m saying UGA can wear.

  • Flip | November 28, 2009 at 8:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”363814″]For whatever reason I have always liked Army’s gold helmet. The darker shade of gold. LSU’s gold kind of reminds me of that gold. Sharp looking color. The ND gold I have never been a big fan of[/quote]
    Don’t know if it’s reflecting Arkansas’ jerseys, but the LSU helmet has a reddish hue that reminds me of the old Tulsa lids.

    As someone stated earlier, just doesn’t look like LSU. Tigers have been in their yellow since God was a child. I remember Rich Glover of the Husters chasing Bert Jones in the ’71 Orange Bowl.

  • JimV19 | November 28, 2009 at 8:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”363790″][quote comment=”363779″]Ya know, Miami doesn’t look half bad. The two-tone numbers don’t annoy me as I thought they would.

    And while posting, ABC’s Mike Patrick and Craig James chimed in, saying the like them. James said he likes the “clean look.”

    Dare I put them in the Top 5?[/quote]
    I agree that the Canes actually look pretty decent (better than their regular unis for sure) but don’t both teams have to look good to make the top 5?

    Or are you saying that you like those godawful getups the Bulls are wearing?[/quote]

    That was more to see if Phil was paying attention. He was.

    Phil and I agree with some stripes, USF wouldn’t be too bad. They actually made the Top 5 in their road unis once, but I don’t think this game is as list-worthy.

  • Taxman | November 28, 2009 at 8:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”363808″]My ABC just put on the Kansas Missouri game.

    Jayhawk decal on the Kansas helmet.

    BYU wearing real throwbacks.[/quote]
    Ahhh man those BYU unis are sweet. They even make the Utes’ Under Armor togs look good as a complement.

    Extra bonus: The oh so mellow color analysis of Todd Christenson! Haven’t heard the old perm-mullet dude in years – he used to be a big time announcer.

  • Taxman | November 28, 2009 at 8:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”363815″]Mark LSU down as another Pro Combat team that looks way better on TV than in the Nike promotions.

    The helmet in the promos looks like Washington…straight gold. On tv its like a shiny gold version of LSU’s normal helmet. The jerseys look nice too. Lesson for Nike, the best new uniforms are always the ones that look like uniforms and not some experiment (ie TCU FSU)[/quote]
    Well said. I agree that the Nike riflery unis for LSU look good, by virtue of looking like football uniforms!

  • Wes Kendall | November 28, 2009 at 8:45 pm |

    http://www.flickr.co...

    I think these are the best Wildcat unis. Have an old school twist to a modern idea, imo.

  • Jason | November 28, 2009 at 8:52 pm |

    Dear Paul, Phil, Ricko, Teebz and everyone else

    I want to say one of the reasons I make sure to read this blog everyday is because you guys are all friends to me. You are all probably much (much much much in Ricko’s case) older than I, Im 21, But I look forward to seeing what you guys have to say everyday. Thank you Paul for your amazing contributions to the world of journalism. Phil I know you are not a “professional” writer, but your weekend posts always make me more than glad I came to the site that day. You may not know me as well as I know you guys because I usually only comment every once in a while. I just want to say that I like the Lions new jerseys. I am a Detroit sports fan though so take it with a grain of salt. Hopefully we can have a Uni watch gathering near Detroit soon so I can meet you great people in person.

    p.s. Do you say YOU-ni, or OOO-ni?

  • David Murphy | November 28, 2009 at 9:08 pm |

    NFL number one pick Matt Stafford on the UGA sidelines, rockin a Detroit Tigers cap.

  • Chris | November 28, 2009 at 9:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”363819″][quote comment=”363814″]For whatever reason I have always liked Army’s gold helmet. The darker shade of gold. LSU’s gold kind of reminds me of that gold. Sharp looking color. The ND gold I have never been a big fan of[/quote]
    Don’t know if it’s reflecting Arkansas’ jerseys, but the LSU helmet has a reddish hue that reminds me of the old Tulsa lids.

    As someone stated earlier, just doesn’t look like LSU. Tigers have been in their yellow since God was a child. I remember Rich Glover of the Husters chasing Bert Jones in the ’71 Orange Bowl.[/quote]

    God must have been a child a different time than I thought since LSU had gold helmets in the 40s. They haven’t always been in yellow. Not to mention the more recent white helmet.

  • LI Phil | November 28, 2009 at 9:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”363824″]Dear Paul, Phil, Ricko, Teebz and everyone else

    I want to say one of the reasons I make sure to read this blog everyday is because you guys are all friends to me. You are all probably much (much much much in Ricko’s case) older than I, Im 21, But I look forward to seeing what you guys have to say everyday. Thank you Paul for your amazing contributions to the world of journalism. Phil I know you are not a “professional” writer, but your weekend posts always make me more than glad I came to the site that day. You may not know me as well as I know you guys because I usually only comment every once in a while. I just want to say that I like the Lions new jerseys. I am a Detroit sports fan though so take it with a grain of salt. Hopefully we can have a Uni watch gathering near Detroit soon so I can meet you great people in person.

    p.s. Do you say YOU-ni, or OOO-ni?[/quote]

    thanks for the kind words jason

    i appreciate it greatly, and thank paul for the opportunity to be his bench coach intern (lol)…

    hey…i don’t know about a detroit gathering, but if you can, maybe you can join us for the “winter classic” in january…i’ll be there, along with ricko, teebz, likely paul, and also rpm, jth, traxel, and many other locals, plus im sure a bunch more

    check last weekend’s posts for the details, but it’s january 22-24, in minneapolis (or close to it)

    love to meet you…if you’d like ricko’s email for the details, it’s in last weekend’s post as well

  • Ricko | November 28, 2009 at 9:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”363824″]Dear Paul, Phil, Ricko, Teebz and everyone else

    I want to say one of the reasons I make sure to read this blog everyday is because you guys are all friends to me. You are all probably much (much much much in Ricko’s case) older than I, Im 21, But I look forward to seeing what you guys have to say everyday. Thank you Paul for your amazing contributions to the world of journalism. Phil I know you are not a “professional” writer, but your weekend posts always make me more than glad I came to the site that day. You may not know me as well as I know you guys because I usually only comment every once in a while. I just want to say that I like the Lions new jerseys. I am a Detroit sports fan though so take it with a grain of salt. Hopefully we can have a Uni watch gathering near Detroit soon so I can meet you great people in person.

    p.s. Do you say YOU-ni, or OOO-ni?[/quote]

    Thank you, Jason.

    You should ponder attending the UW Winter Classic in January (Phil’s gonna re-post at bit about it tomorrow). We’re at 20-some already, with UWers coming from Missouri, Milwaukee, Chicago and, possibly, Pittsburgh. Phil’s gonna be there. Maybe Paul, too.

    And I say YOU-nee.

    —Ricko

  • jon | November 28, 2009 at 9:25 pm |

    UCLA is dressed in home blues, throwbacks they wore against Washington.

    http://grfx.cstv.com...

    USC is in home reds.

  • jon | November 28, 2009 at 9:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”363829″]UCLA is dressed in home blues, throwbacks they wore against Washington.

    http://grfx.cstv.com...

    USC is in home reds.[/quote]

    Here’s a picture

    http://ucla13usc9.fi...

  • Ricko | November 28, 2009 at 9:39 pm |

    Color guy just said LSU “wearing gold helmets for first time in school’s history.”

    Um, no.

    Wore them into the ’50s, prior to the Billy Cannon era.

    What, no one’s ever seen EVERYBODY’S ALL-AMERICAN (which was remarkably uni-accurate throughout, btw)?

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 28, 2009 at 9:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”363764″]Well, Ohio State/Michigan didn’t look like Ohio State/Michigan and now Florida/Florida State doesn’t look like Florida/Florida State. I don’t think Nike’s necessarily the evil entity some people do but this whole ‘pro combat’ thing really sucks.[/quote]

    Yeah, I don’t mind a few of the designs so much, because they look better on the field than they do in Nike’s video game/super hero publicity shots). What I don’t care so much for is Nike usurpation of the late football season for their “costume promotion.”

    If one of more these teams decide to go these unis full-time, fine. But this has been a month long version of the Victoria’S Secret fashion show.

    —Ricko

  • LarryB | November 28, 2009 at 9:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”363831″]Color guy just said LSU “wearing gold helmets for first time in school’s history.”

    Um, no.

    Wore them into the ’50s, prior to the Billy Cannon era.

    What, no one’s ever seen EVERYBODY’S ALL-AMERICAN (which was remarkably uni-accurate throughout, btw)?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I know. I have not seen Everybody’s All American in a while. LSU did have the gold helmets.

    http://www.helmethut...

  • Ricko | November 28, 2009 at 9:58 pm |

    Am I the only one who thinks those two-color Miami numbers are kinda cool? I mean, I’d hate it if half a dozen teams did it, but one or two…not bad.

    See, now that’s one innovative way of making a football uni distinctive…and still look like a football uni.

    Today’s Missouri helmets on the other hand… What’s the point of things added to make a uni more “colorful” if they can’t be seen in the full shot at the moment the ball is snapped or from beyond halfway up the stands in the stadium?

    In those instances they might just as well be wearing plain black (or carbon, I guess) helmets.

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | November 28, 2009 at 10:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”363834″]Am I the only one who thinks those two-color Miami numbers are kinda cool? I mean, I’d hate it if half a dozen teams did it, but one or two…not bad.

    See, now that’s one innovative way of making a football uni distinctive…and still look like a football uni.

    Today’s Missouri helmets on the other hand… What’s the point of things added to make a uni more “colorful” if they can’t be seen in the full shot at the moment the ball is snapped or from beyond halfway up the stands in the stadium?

    In those instances they might just as well be wearing plain black (or carbon, I guess) helmets.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    The U’s numbers looked better than I thought. That’s one uni that looks better than the regular one.

  • LI Phil | November 28, 2009 at 10:15 pm |

    special thank you to MSG+ for carrying the USC/UCLA game

    this is more better than last year

    /vilk’s #1 tomorrow for sure

  • Jason | November 28, 2009 at 10:18 pm |

    I would love to make it to the winter classic, however paying my own way through college does not make things like that very easy to do. I will let you guys know if I can make it or not.

  • aflfan | November 28, 2009 at 10:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”363827″][quote comment=”363824″]Dear Paul, Phil, Ricko, Teebz and everyone else

    I want to say one of the reasons I make sure to read this blog everyday is because you guys are all friends to me. You are all probably much (much much much in Ricko’s case) older than I, Im 21, But I look forward to seeing what you guys have to say everyday. Thank you Paul for your amazing contributions to the world of journalism. Phil I know you are not a “professional” writer, but your weekend posts always make me more than glad I came to the site that day. You may not know me as well as I know you guys because I usually only comment every once in a while. I just want to say that I like the Lions new jerseys. I am a Detroit sports fan though so take it with a grain of salt. Hopefully we can have a Uni watch gathering near Detroit soon so I can meet you great people in person.

    p.s. Do you say YOU-ni, or OOO-ni?[/quote]

    thanks for the kind words jason

    i appreciate it greatly, and thank paul for the opportunity to be his bench coach intern (lol)…

    hey…i don’t know about a detroit gathering, but if you can, maybe you can join us for the “winter classic” in january…i’ll be there, along with ricko, teebz, likely paul, and also rpm, jth, traxel, and many other locals, plus im sure a bunch more

    check last weekend’s posts for the details, but it’s january 22-24, in minneapolis (or close to it)

    love to meet you…if you’d like ricko’s email for the details, it’s in last weekend’s post as well[/quote]

    If there is ever a Detroit gathering count me in. I would love to go to the winter classic but there is no way I could afford it right now.

  • JimV19 | November 28, 2009 at 10:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”363836″]special thank you to MSG+ for carrying the USC/UCLA game

    this is more better than last year

    /vilk’s #1 tomorrow for sure[/quote]

    I don’t know…that Vanier Cup between Calgary and Queen’s north of the border was pretty sweet. ;)
    http://i63.photobuck...

  • aflfan | November 28, 2009 at 10:39 pm |

    The Michigan High School Athletic Association held their boys football finals at Ford Field yesterday and today. Here are some pictures of the uniform match ups

    Division 1

    Detroit Catholic Central (blue) vs. Sterling Heights Stevenson (white)

    http://www.freep.com...

    Division 2

    Lowell (red) vs. Inkster (white)

    http://www.freep.com...

    Division 4

    Marshall (white) vs. Three Rivers (Purple)

    http://www.freep.com...

    Division 5

    Jackson Lumen Christi (white) vs. Clare (green)

    http://www.freep.com...

    Division 6

    Montague (blue) vs. Monore St. Mary’s Catholic Central (white)

    http://www.freep.com...

    Division 7

    Traverse City St. Francis (Blue) vs. Hudson (white)

    http://www.freep.com...

    Hudson is way to busy to me.

    Division 8

    Beal City (white) vs. Crystal Falls Forest Park (black with striped socks)

    http://www.freep.com...

    Those are photo galleries where you can look through a bunch of pictures.

    The Division 3 game just end and no picutres are up yet. I will post them when they are up.

  • aflfan | November 28, 2009 at 10:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”363839″][quote comment=”363836″]special thank you to MSG+ for carrying the USC/UCLA game

    this is more better than last year

    /vilk’s #1 tomorrow for sure[/quote]

    I don’t know…that Vanier Cup between Calgary and Queen’s north of the border was pretty sweet. ;)
    http://i63.photobuck...

    Great more baby shit yellow.

  • aflfan | November 28, 2009 at 10:44 pm |

    Here is the Division 3 game

    East Grand Rapids (Blue) vs. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (white)

    http://multimedia.de...

  • Taxman | November 28, 2009 at 10:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”363840″]The Michigan High School Athletic Association held their boys football finals at Ford Field yesterday and today. Here are some pictures of the uniform match ups

    Division 1

    Detroit Catholic Central (blue) vs. Sterling Heights Stevenson (white)

    http://www.freep.com...

    Division 2

    Lowell (red) vs. Inkster (white)

    http://www.freep.com...

    Division 4

    Marshall (white) vs. Three Rivers (Purple)

    http://www.freep.com...

    Division 5

    Jackson Lumen Christi (white) vs. Clare (green)

    http://www.freep.com...

    Division 6

    Montague (blue) vs. Monore St. Mary’s Catholic Central (white)

    http://www.freep.com...

    Division 7

    Traverse City St. Francis (Blue) vs. Hudson (white)

    http://www.freep.com...

    Hudson is way to busy to me.

    Division 8

    Beal City (white) vs. Crystal Falls Forest Park (black with striped socks)

    http://www.freep.com...

    Those are photo galleries where you can look through a bunch of pictures.

    The Division 3 game just end and no picutres are up yet. I will post them when they are up.[/quote]
    Thanks for sharing. Only Hudson looked bad to me. I especially liked the Shamrocks from Catholic Central (not in green!) and Three Rivers. The Three Rivers uni is so classy even Paul would like in spite of the purple.

  • Taxman | November 28, 2009 at 11:02 pm |

    Yes, the UCLA-USC matchup is a beauty. Color on color for the win.
    Stanford-Irish is a classic for the purists.

    Plenty of others to like today. Given that the Nike experiments were in play, it was a really good college football uni day in spite of the limited schedule.

    Mizzou and Arizona State notwithstanding…

  • aflfan | November 28, 2009 at 11:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”363843″][quote comment=”363840″]The Michigan High School Athletic Association held their boys football finals at Ford Field yesterday and today. Here are some pictures of the uniform match ups

    Division 1

    Detroit Catholic Central (blue) vs. Sterling Heights Stevenson (white)

    http://www.freep.com...

    Division 2

    Lowell (red) vs. Inkster (white)

    http://www.freep.com...

    Division 4

    Marshall (white) vs. Three Rivers (Purple)

    http://www.freep.com...

    Division 5

    Jackson Lumen Christi (white) vs. Clare (green)

    http://www.freep.com...

    Division 6

    Montague (blue) vs. Monore St. Mary’s Catholic Central (white)

    http://www.freep.com...

    Division 7

    Traverse City St. Francis (Blue) vs. Hudson (white)

    http://www.freep.com...

    Hudson is way to busy to me.

    Division 8

    Beal City (white) vs. Crystal Falls Forest Park (black with striped socks)

    http://www.freep.com...

    Those are photo galleries where you can look through a bunch of pictures.

    The Division 3 game just end and no picutres are up yet. I will post them when they are up.[/quote]
    Thanks for sharing. Only Hudson looked bad to me. I especially liked the Shamrocks from Catholic Central (not in green!) and Three Rivers. The Three Rivers uni is so classy even Paul would like in spite of the purple.[/quote]

    No problem, it is my favorite weekend of the year. I use to do stats for the finals for several years. You see almost every kind of offense you can imagine for spread to I formation to wishbone to veer to single wing and if Memonimee makes it down to Ford Field you get to see the single wing.

  • Ricko | November 28, 2009 at 11:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”363841″][quote comment=”363839″][quote comment=”363836″]special thank you to MSG+ for carrying the USC/UCLA game

    this is more better than last year

    /vilk’s #1 tomorrow for sure[/quote]

    I don’t know…that Vanier Cup between Calgary and Queen’s north of the border was pretty sweet. ;)
    http://i63.photobuck...

    Great more baby shit yellow.[/quote]

    All in what you put with it. Looks like actually might be very close to Steelers yellow-gold (PMS 116). Just an overcast day, and it’s matched with royal and red. That gold picks up SO much of the colors it’s paired with.

    —Ricko

  • LarryB | November 28, 2009 at 11:07 pm |

    Supposedly LSU wore this style in 1936. One of those figures that I saved as many pics of as I could.

    http://img.photobuck...

  • Teebz | November 28, 2009 at 11:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”363824″]Dear Paul, Phil, Ricko, Teebz and everyone else

    I want to say one of the reasons I make sure to read this blog everyday is because you guys are all friends to me. You are all probably much (much much much in Ricko’s case) older than I, Im 21, But I look forward to seeing what you guys have to say everyday. Thank you Paul for your amazing contributions to the world of journalism. Phil I know you are not a “professional” writer, but your weekend posts always make me more than glad I came to the site that day. You may not know me as well as I know you guys because I usually only comment every once in a while. I just want to say that I like the Lions new jerseys. I am a Detroit sports fan though so take it with a grain of salt. Hopefully we can have a Uni watch gathering near Detroit soon so I can meet you great people in person.

    p.s. Do you say YOU-ni, or OOO-ni?[/quote]

    For a guy who hasn’t posted much in the last couple of weeks, I appreciate the mention. ;o)

    I say YOU-ni… because it’s a You-niform.

  • Teebz | November 28, 2009 at 11:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”363837″]I would love to make it to the winter classic, however paying my own way through college does not make things like that very easy to do. I will let you guys know if I can make it or not.[/quote]

    Jason, if you need some help, I’m putting together some hotel packages next week. I’ll see if we can cut your costs as much as possible if you’re interested in going. If things work out, it might not be a bank-breaker.

    For everyone else, I’ll have more information once a couple of other hotels I’ve spoken to get back to me.

  • Lou | November 28, 2009 at 11:22 pm |

    Since I do not see anyone having guessed yet, I am going with this for today’s scoreboard game:

    http://benchcoach.co...

  • JimV19 | November 28, 2009 at 11:27 pm |

    aflfan said:

    “No problem, it is my favorite weekend of the year. I use to do stats for the finals for several years. You see almost every kind of offense you can imagine for spread to I formation to wishbone to veer to single wing and if Memonimee makes it down to Ford Field you get to see the single wing.”

    That would be FUN. I’d love to see the wishbone, veer and single wing again. Even when the wishbone was more prevalent, I loved it. Gotta wear those old mesh jerseys when you run it, too…

  • Ricko | November 28, 2009 at 11:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”363851″]aflfan said:

    “No problem, it is my favorite weekend of the year. I use to do stats for the finals for several years. You see almost every kind of offense you can imagine for spread to I formation to wishbone to veer to single wing and if Memonimee makes it down to Ford Field you get to see the single wing.”

    That would be FUN. I’d love to see the wishbone, veer and single wing again. Even when the wishbone was more prevalent, I loved it. Gotta wear those old mesh jerseys when you run it, too…[/quote]

    A moment of silence for Jack Mildren (who died in 2008), who ran Oklahoma’s wishbone…
    http://cheekfam.file...

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | November 28, 2009 at 11:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”363850″]Since I do not see anyone having guessed yet, I am going with this for today’s scoreboard game:

    http://benchcoach.co...

    ding ding ding

    we have a winner

  • aflfan | November 28, 2009 at 11:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”363851″]aflfan said:

    “No problem, it is my favorite weekend of the year. I use to do stats for the finals for several years. You see almost every kind of offense you can imagine for spread to I formation to wishbone to veer to single wing and if Memonimee makes it down to Ford Field you get to see the single wing.”

    That would be FUN. I’d love to see the wishbone, veer and single wing again. Even when the wishbone was more prevalent, I loved it. Gotta wear those old mesh jerseys when you run it, too…[/quote]

    When I did stats for Waterford Mott High School they would play White Lake Lakeland the last game of every year. Lakeland ran the Wing T and they were great at it. I use to had to do stats that game because their fakes were so good have the time you are following a guy you thought had the ball and another back would have it. Don’t miss doing stats for that.

  • Erik Morris | November 28, 2009 at 11:40 pm |

    coupla notes from the UGA-GT game I noticed. UGA running back Washaun Ealey had the letters “DLW” written on both his arms. I don’t know what that means or if he’s been doing this all season or if tonight was the first time.

    Also #7 Orson Charles was wearing one white sleeve on his left arm and one high white sock on his right leg. Don’t have a picture from tonight’s game but apparently he was doing the same thing in high school

  • Traxel | November 28, 2009 at 11:43 pm |

    Like normal, late to the party, dollar short. Drove through a town called Imboden, Arkansas today. Just thought I’d pass that along. Didn’t stop.

    Kevin Callahan, congratulations. Your schtuff is top notch. The rest of you submitters, great stuff too! But don’t worry, his graphix are better than at least one upcoming submittal too! You can guess whose that will be.

    Mizzou helmet has some kind of visual appeal to it. But I think Nike had the idea and was just searching for canvus for display. It would have shown up on some other helmet had Mizzou not been a Nike school.

    Virginia Tech stripe fade made me think my TV had some sort of bad digital signal.

    Almost time for leftovers at midnight.

  • Beef | November 28, 2009 at 11:48 pm |

    My Dad never heard of the rule that UCLA will lose a timeout for wearing the colored jersey’s. Is that rule still in effect?

  • aflfan | November 28, 2009 at 11:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”363857″]My Dad never heard of the rule that UCLA will lose a timeout for wearing the colored jersey’s. Is that rule still in effect?[/quote]

    Not starting this season. If both teams agree they can go color on color with no timeout penalty.

  • JTH | November 29, 2009 at 12:52 am |

    [quote comment=”363839″][quote comment=”363836″]special thank you to MSG+ for carrying the USC/UCLA game

    this is more better than last year

    /vilk’s #1 tomorrow for sure[/quote]

    I don’t know…that Vanier Cup between Calgary and Queen’s north of the border was pretty sweet. ;)
    http://i63.photobuck...
    DAMMIT, JIM! If you pick that ahead of Bruins/Trojans, I’m definitely not sleeping on your couch the next time I’m in Akron.

  • LI Phil | November 29, 2009 at 12:56 am |

    [quote comment=”363859″][quote comment=”363839″][quote comment=”363836″]special thank you to MSG+ for carrying the USC/UCLA game

    this is more better than last year

    /vilk’s #1 tomorrow for sure[/quote]

    I don’t know…that Vanier Cup between Calgary and Queen’s north of the border was pretty sweet. ;)
    http://i63.photobuck...
    DAMMIT, JIM! If you pick that ahead of Bruins/Trojans, I’m definitely not sleeping on your couch the next time I’m in Akron.[/quote]

    he’d wear that

    and if he were to pick anything ahead of USC/UCLA, you’d be my new 5&1 guy

  • JTH | November 29, 2009 at 12:59 am |

    [quote comment=”363835″][quote comment=”363834″]Am I the only one who thinks those two-color Miami numbers are kinda cool? I mean, I’d hate it if half a dozen teams did it, but one or two…not bad.

    See, now that’s one innovative way of making a football uni distinctive…and still look like a football uni.

    Today’s Missouri helmets on the other hand… What’s the point of things added to make a uni more “colorful” if they can’t be seen in the full shot at the moment the ball is snapped or from beyond halfway up the stands in the stadium?

    In those instances they might just as well be wearing plain black (or carbon, I guess) helmets.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    The U’s numbers looked better than I thought. That’s one uni that looks better than the regular one.[/quote]
    Yep. I can’t think of any teams I’d like to see copying the look but for Miami, it definitely works.

    I like how the two-tone numbers kind of echo the helmet logo.

  • JimV19 | November 29, 2009 at 1:02 am |

    [quote comment=”363859″][quote comment=”363839″][quote comment=”363836″]special thank you to MSG+ for carrying the USC/UCLA game

    this is more better than last year

    /vilk’s #1 tomorrow for sure[/quote]

    I don’t know…that Vanier Cup between Calgary and Queen’s north of the border was pretty sweet. ;)
    http://i63.photobuck...
    DAMMIT, JIM! If you pick that ahead of Bruins/Trojans, I’m definitely not sleeping on your couch the next time I’m in Akron.[/quote]

    [quote comment=”363860″][quote comment=”363859″][quote comment=”363839″][quote comment=”363836″]special thank you to MSG+ for carrying the USC/UCLA game

    this is more better than last year

    /vilk’s #1 tomorrow for sure[/quote]

    I don’t know…that Vanier Cup between Calgary and Queen’s north of the border was pretty sweet. ;)
    http://i63.photobuck...
    DAMMIT, JIM! If you pick that ahead of Bruins/Trojans, I’m definitely not sleeping on your couch the next time I’m in Akron.[/quote]

    he’d wear that

    and if he were to pick anything ahead of USC/UCLA, you’d be my new 5&1 guy[/quote]

    I was going to give you the tent, James…

    And I’m leaning towards keeping my job. Although if Teebz sends me a truckload of Tim Horton’s, I could be persuaded.

  • JTH | November 29, 2009 at 1:08 am |

    [quote comment=”363848″]I say YOU-ni… because it’s a You-niform.[/quote]
    Oh, my goodness. Is that what uni means?

    Wait a minute. Bart’s teacher is named Krabappel? I’ve been calling her Crandall. Why didn’t someone tell me? Oh, I’ve been making an idiot out of myself!

  • Wolverine2Blazer | November 29, 2009 at 1:38 am |

    [quote comment=”363813″][quote comment=”363757″]…Many of us thought it would mean the showing of the black hat, jersey, and pants combo but no such luck. The next time UGA will see a different uni than the classics we wear now will be when we get sucked into pro-combat in a year or two.[/quote]

    No such luck? Bleh! UGA does have classic red helmets and grey jerseys…hopefully these won’t change much as pro-combats. The current jersey is NOT classic…years ago Nike added the black trim and lost the old stripes. Several pro-combat teams wear jersey stripes…perhaps they’ll bring back stripes to the RED Georgia jersey.[/quote]

    I’m going to guess that by grey jerseys your talkin about our silver britches. Which leads me that your not a UGA fan. So i’ll say this: yes indeed back in the days when the unis had real stripes we had classic uniforms. But one you start all this tight stuff that ended because they weren’t stripes any more. Just random lines. I remember when the black trim was added and i loved it. I hated the tv number on top of the shoulders and the ackward looking “stripes”. I for one also love the black jerseys that UGA currently has. I was also at the cocktail party this year and saw the other black apparel UGA came out with. Needless to say it wasn’t what i had made on NCAA10. My “no such luck” comment was made because I believe that for the 2nd time in post Dooley AD era UGA dropped the ball in not wearing a black jersey to represent the loss of something dear to the entire Bulldog Nation. Cuz black is a color of moarning afterall. Just sayin though…

  • CHS Student | November 29, 2009 at 1:55 am |

    So I’m an avid reader of Uni Watch, and I was surprised to see something about a purple and gold wildcat uniform. I though, hey cool it’s like my school, but the more I read it turns out that this is actually the Clarksville High that I currently attend…anyways…I “borrowed” this jersey from the baseball closet earlier this year. I love old uniforms, and this really caught my eye. No telling how long it’s been since these uniforms have even seen the light of day. Marc Walls if you read this, LET’S HAVE A THROWBACK GAME, PLEASE! Here’s a couple quick pictures. I hope I don’t get in trouble for this. If Phil or anyone wants to get in touch with me about more info, I guess you know my email from when I put it in here…

    http://i45.tinypic.c...

    http://i48.tinypic.c...

    http://i48.tinypic.c...

    http://i45.tinypic.c...

    http://i45.tinypic.c...

    -Anonymous CHS student…

  • Brady Graham | November 29, 2009 at 2:08 am |

    I hate to be negative, but the Lake Erie College uniform is less original to me than it is to you. The 12th picture under Week 6 at the following link shows Chillicothe (MO) High School: http://www.stjoenews...

  • skridge | November 29, 2009 at 2:22 am |

    Kevin Callahan. Hands down.

  • Nick | November 29, 2009 at 2:30 am |

    [quote comment=”363811″]I’m not going to lie, I’m diggin’ LSU’s rifelry uniforms. However, that wrap-around pant stripe is still annoying me.[/quote]

    I like the LSU jerseys and helmets, do not like White over White. They should have used similar Old Gold pants … LSU has a bit of an older history wearing Old Gold and even those stripes on the rifelry jerseys. I think Old Gold pants would have been consistent to their “throwback/fauxback” look that was worn tonite. I do not believe they had ever previoiusly wore White over White.

    I must admit, upon first seeing the wrap-around stirrups on the rifelry uni pants, I was immediately reminded of an early 1980s movie where Al Pacino and Ryan O’Neal starred as detectives going undercover in Gay Bars to track criminals – and they wore jeans with the ass cut out while interviewing Gays wearing cowboy chaps with no underwear.

    That’s what it looks loke, and that’s what I am reminded of…..

  • Nick | November 29, 2009 at 2:44 am |

    [quote comment=”363833″][quote comment=”363831″]Color guy just said LSU “wearing gold helmets for first time in school’s history.”

    Um, no.

    Wore them into the ’50s, prior to the Billy Cannon era.

    What, no one’s ever seen EVERYBODY’S ALL-AMERICAN (which was remarkably uni-accurate throughout, btw)?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I know. I have not seen Everybody’s All American in a while. LSU did have the gold helmets.

    http://www.helmethut...

    You betcha. Little known fact – even here in LSU country. In 1948 or 1949, LSU started the season in PURPLE plastic helmets, no logo, with a single Old Gold center stripe. After 2-3 games they switched back to Old Gold leather helmets. It may have been the very first time they had ever worn plastic helmets. The next year they went to the Old Gold plastic helmet with the single Purple stripe.

    I have the yearbook from that year in my office, and will check the year early next week.

    Not even many of the HUGE LSU fans know about that. You could win alot of bets with alot of them who insist LSU NEVER EVER wore a Purple helmey. Here in New Orleans, we like to call these obsessed, know-it-all LSU “experts” the Assistant Athletic Directors …. all 150,000 of them!

  • The Hemogoblin | November 29, 2009 at 4:06 am |

    Hey, Phil/JTH,

    Have you guys thought about doing a poll for each of these design-a-unis? It might make it easier to decide what stays and what goes on.

  • Ben Jamin | November 29, 2009 at 5:39 am |

    [quote comment=”363706″]Did anybody else notice that some Nevada helmets had a stripe and some didn’t last night? I am technologically inept so I can’t provide proof. Little help?[/quote]

    http://www.nationalc...

    Here is your proof, they have been doing it for a while, but I’m not sure why. Pictures are hard to come across.

  • RS Rogers | November 30, 2009 at 9:20 am |

    Behry & Callahan. A very close 1 and 2. The rest are good, and many of them really interesting treatments, but Behry & Callahan are truly outstanding. For any kind of pro team, I think I’d go with Behry, but for a high school I would lean toward Callahan’s more classically academic look. But very well considered and expertly executed uni and logo designs from both.

  • Matt | November 30, 2009 at 2:29 pm |

    Wow, I NEVER thought my university’s (Millersville’s) football uniforms would be featured on UniWatch! How far we’ve come!

    I just wish my fiance would get it…

  • Andrew E. Levitt | December 1, 2009 at 2:24 pm |

    Just got that GTG. I thought that was a fairly tough one. I can’t find a box score though, but the game is on this list:

    http://www.baseball-...