Blackout in Oregon
One of the first things I notice
turn on a game is
whether one of the teams participating is wearing a new uniform. I tend
notice small detail changes, as well as full-scale redesigns, but
there are new jerseys that draw everyone’s attention and even spark
conversation in the sports world.
This week’s featured jersey is
University of Oregon
basketball team, which debuted the look ten days ago. You might not
able to tell who that was above, since the Ducks opted to put their
in either black or dark green (it’s hard to tell which) on a black
hope that a shiny
material would make up for the lack of distinction. It ends up
looking like Oregon is
playing in dark practice jerseys with bright yellow numbers when the
team comes up
Add in the fact that the jerseys are part of Nike’s System of
uniform program, where teams sport tight jerseys and ridiculously baggy
and the new look is just a complete disaster.
March 2, 2008 |
As many of you may know, Oregon is no
uniforms. Nike co-founder and former CEO Phil Knight is an alumnus and
donor, so Nike has essentially been given permission to use Oregon as
empire’s personal guinea pig. The football team possesses a number of uniform
that would make a probability student cringe, including bright yellow
have blinded gridiron fans the last few seasons. The basketball team
steadily begun to follow suit with their latest hardwood experiments.
Oregon resurrecting its baseball program next year, chances are we will
something “revolutionary” for the Ducks on the diamond, though I
surprised if it ended up looking like this
or one of these.
Anything is possible (aesthetically) when Oregon and Nike get together.
(Update: Oregon now is apparently going for
with a new look unveiled for this basketball season. Also, it turns out
right to warn you about what might be coming with the new Oregon
Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com