I have stood it as long as I can. I've got to talk about football uniforms. We seem to be having an anti fashion show every week these days--to the point that ESPN has to talk about it and people feel the need to blog about. Oh, wait. That would be me.
Please know that my opinion of these uniforms has nothing to do with my feelings about the team or their ability to play ball. In fact, most of these teams do not and will never affect my life at all or that of my chosen team.
These are the uniforms worn by Notre Dame and Michigan this past weekend. I have nothing to say about the Notre Dame uniform. That's a good thing. What I need out of a uniform is for it not to distract me from the game. The Notre Dame uniform fills that criteria. But that Michigan uniform--my, my my. While watching, all I could think about was Mighty Mouse.
This is the uniform worn by Maryland two weeks ago. I don't know who they played. I don't know who won. I don't know who the mascot is. I did not see the game. I don't even know if it was on my TV. But the uniform made news even outside the sports world, so I felt I should include them. It puts me in the mind of car racing.
This the the uniform worn by the Georgia Bulldogs in the Boise State game. I watched every second of the game and the only thing I noticed about the uniforms were the lack of names on the jersey. Apparently, I was alone. There was much talk of these uniforms, but they didn't distract me so I was okay with them.
I only saw the last part of the LSU-Oregon game two weeks ago, but suffice it to say I was distracted. Not by LSU's uniform. They looked the same as they always do. But believe me, that Oregon uniform looked even worse in HD on a 46 inch screen television. A million times worse. I thought they looked like little creatures from a 1970's video game thats graphic claim to fame was neon. But I've heard, if you don't like Oregon's uniform, wait a few minutes.
What do you think?