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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: Sep 3, 2011
Posted on: January 22, 2012 6:01 pm
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

matte helmet looks pretty good and the yellow jersey is cool
its still the gophers 

 



Since: Oct 24, 2011
Posted on: January 22, 2012 5:42 pm
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

I think you people are missing the point: Unis are NOT supposed to be flashy and pretty in any sport, especially football. LSU, Bama, USC, Ohio State, Penn State, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, michigan, all these powerhouses do NOT have flashy unis... and for good reason: when you worry about style you tend to forget about the game. Its like going to a Rock concert then whining about the band wearing blue jeans and T-shirts even though the music is Either amazing or terrible. Its about the product. The fact is the Gophers are a BAD team with some talent that is getting much better. They took USC to the wire, and you could see the growth by the end of the season.



Since: Oct 12, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2012 6:26 pm
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

how flashy can you get with those colors...



Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: January 21, 2012 3:00 pm
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

What happened to Nike?   I used to equate Nike with style about 10 years ago.   They are really slipping; just producing unis en masse without much originality for each school.   They had really better get their act together or will start losing contracts to Under Armor and Adiddas.



Since: Feb 3, 2011
Posted on: January 20, 2012 10:25 pm
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

Are they supposed to be retro? They remind me of my junior high football jerseys back in the 80s. Or the Washington Redskins from that same era. BORING! I could have designed those and I know nothing about design.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2012 8:34 pm
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

#5's pose reminds me of ron jeremy in one of his porno flicks...other than that, the most dull uniforms for an "unveiling" of new uniforms lmao



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: January 20, 2012 8:18 pm
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

it's just the same wow who cares



Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2012 8:17 pm
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

Go back to the drawing board! Bring in Oregon's designer as a consultant. Then unveil!



Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: January 20, 2012 6:41 pm
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

boring.   prob most people will say "meh" and neither love them nor hate them.  not flashy enough to really garner any intense opinions.


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