So, this was all the rage on the Internets last night.
“Rage” being the operative term here.
Hey, you know what you don’t see? YOU DON’T SEE GEORGIA UNVEILING UNIFORMS WHERE THE COLOR SCHEME IS WHITE, DOG SALIVA, AND BLOODSHOT EYE. Somehow, Bulldog fans have managed to survive this lack of faithful recreation!
The general consensus was, um… not kind.
I tell you what — if I were one of the Florida players whose health was in question for the TAMU game, I don’t know that I’d be in a rush to get back just to put that outfit on.
As a general rule of thumb, letting Nike’s design department go to town with these one-off designs rarely, if ever, works. You’d think schools would realize that Nike doesn’t care about anything except drawing attention to itself. And you’d also think that whole “but recruits love those” argument has been sufficiently debunked. It’s not like Oregon is about to overtake Alabama in the national rankings any minute.
One small thing I’m eternally grateful for was the decision made a couple of years ago to let both teams wear their home jerseys at the Cocktail Party. Red versus Blue, simple and classic. Strange that the same people who agreed to that would go full lizard, but I guess that’s what happens when Nike presents the check for its financial support.