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PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

Posted on: January 20, 2012 6:35 pm
Edited on: January 20, 2012 6:36 pm
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

It's the offseason, and for teams coming off disappointing seasons, that means it's time to generate renewed excitement about the program in any way possible. One great way to do that? New uniforms! And with that, Minnesota unveiled a bevy of uniform combinations on Friday afternoon to go along with its new matte maroon helmet:

And with that, here are the new uniforms (all modeled without helmets on, because... okay?), courtesy of the Minnesota athletic department:

From a distance, the new uniforms are pretty drab. And that's a good thing! In football, the flashier aspects of a uniform belong on a helmet, which are more suited for smaller flourishes and details -- like, say, the SKI-U-MAH on the back of the Minnesota hats. On a uniform, though, the primary necessity is legible numbers, and Minnesota's are pretty solid in that respect (though why is it so hard for uniform manufacturers to come up with a "5" that doesn't look like an accident?).

Put it another way: You know what happens when uniforms aren't boring? They end up looking like this.

Still, being that this is Nike we're talking about, there are some interesting details up close. From the official news release:

Brick patterns and texture are also prominent in some of the design elements. Jersey numbering and lettering on the white and gold jerseys will be printed with a brick pattern, which was taken directly from one of the walls of Memorial Stadium, which is on display at the McNamara Alumni Center.

So that's neat.

So what do you think? Yea? Nay? Neigh? (If you vote neigh, you are a horse, get off the internet you horse, this is for people) 

Comments

Since: Oct 17, 2007
Posted on: January 24, 2012 10:34 pm
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

do you think some of the players look in the mirror, cover the M with their hand and pretend they play for USC



Since: Aug 12, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2012 10:50 am
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

WOW almost as ugly as USC



Since: Dec 22, 2009
Posted on: January 24, 2012 10:24 am
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

nothing exciting here. What would be exciting is if they could get some decent football players to wear those jerseys and show up to play. 



Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2012 9:55 am
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

Good thing they have this to talk about because their program is ABSOLUTE GARBAGE.


Losing to 1AA programs, whoops make that FCS programs, EVERY year.  They are terrible and can't even compete in the weak big 10.


I guess when you suck enough, this is what you do to take attention away from your pathetic program. 



Since: May 27, 2011
Posted on: January 24, 2012 9:16 am
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

Maybe they can unveil a football program that can beat North Dakota State..nice uniforms for a softball team



Since: Dec 6, 2010
Posted on: January 24, 2012 6:11 am
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

great poses. i particulalrly like the one on the left. is he a footbal player or a chippendale?



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2012 11:57 pm
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

Hey Tomahaha, kind of like the Buffalo Sabres girly yellow colors? Or more like the Buffalo Bills girly playing football team?



Since: May 25, 2009
Posted on: January 23, 2012 8:42 pm
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

The yellow jerseys and yellow pants need to go but I see nothing wrong with the maroon pants, white jerseys, or maroon jerseys. Nevertheless Minnesota is a hockey and wrestling school, not a football one.



Since: Aug 1, 2009
Posted on: January 23, 2012 8:29 pm
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

pretty damn ugly



Since: Jun 29, 2009
Posted on: January 23, 2012 8:27 pm
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

All I have to say is compared to Oregan and Maryland these uniforms are AWESOME! The maroon top on yellow bottoms are the sharpest in my opinion. 


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