Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by buckeyeinfla, Feb 3, 2006.
Yes, but these are not the performance enhancing pants we've all been waiting for.
Now that I have seen better pics...not a fan. Don't like how the numbers are on the shoulders, way too crowded. Also dont like the fat black stripe on the helmet, looks a lot like the Rutgers alt uni as someone else pointed out. The only alt jersey I disliked more than this one were the attrocious mis-matching red jerseys we wore in 2010. I don't HATE these uni's but I find them pretty uninspired...the only modifications they made are ugly.
Looking at the pictures posted on The Ozone and C. Brown's jersey, I dont think these jerseys are Scarlet as much as they are bright red.
The black nameplate is pulled directly from the 68 uniforms.
Jersey and pants are OK. But that helmet just doesn't look right. If they're gonna do that to the helmet why not go all the "Oregon" way and go chrome?
You are right on the helmet. They should have done a chrome on chrome look with buckeye leaves like Oregon does with feathers.
In my opinion, any helmet without buckeye leaves is disappointing and just plan wrong. I understand that they were not always there, but they have been in my life time.
I always like seeing the helmets at the end of the year full of buckeye leaves. Makes me smile
From this photo from the 1968 Ohio State - Michigan game, you comment does not appear to be correct.
My thoughts on the uniform, FWIW...
Jersey: I like: the larger numbers, the buckeye leaves on the collar.
I dislike: the gray/reflective numbers. They aren't terrible, but I would prefer white numbers, without any outline; don't like the larger stripe pattern on the sleeves. (It would look great with the actual stripe pattern from the 1968 jerseys that they are supposed to give a "hint" of; don't like the black names on the back. Tney should be white. As a whole the who thing seems kind of disjointed. The gray/reflective numbers don't go with the sleeve stripe pattern and the black names on the back. White numbers and names on back would go better with the stripe pattern they used, IMO.
Pants: I like the wider stripes on the pants.
I dislike: the fact that the stripes don't go all the way to the waist.
Helmet: I like: Overall it is okay, but too many things I don't like. And, I feel that Ohio State has one of the best, if not the best helmets in football, especially at the end of the season with the buckeye leaves.
I dislike: No buckeye leaves on the helmet; the black facemask. It would look better in gray and "hint" more toward 1968 as Nike said they were trying to do; the cartoonishly large stripe on the helmet. It is just too wide, though I know it was wider on the 1968 uniform than it on the current normal uniform; the chromed red stripe, though I know that it is the latest fad in helmets.
(Photos Source: Jim Davidson, theozone.net)
Overall, it is typical of Nike's "special" uniforms that "honor" past teams, in that they are often over-designed, not well coordinated, and hardly resemble the uniforms of the teams they are "honoring" or "hinting" on.
And I wish they'd stop wearting them for The Game.
I want the shoes, but will probably be dissapointed again when they don't produce them large enough.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ecaDMCRX0A"]OSU Nike Rivalry Uniform Reveal - YouTube[/ame]
They're kind of cool, but not for us. I guess I'm a sucker for tradition, but if it ain't broke (and our regular uniforms ain't broke...) then don't mess with it. It's not like The Game needs special uniforms to make it special. This is a 100+ year tradition, we don't need Nike coming in to flash it up any.
This is The Game. You put on your traditional Ohio State uniform (with your Buckeye leaves on your helmet), lace 'em up and kick m**higan's ass. That's it. Simple.
Your right, I was remembering the black numbers on the sleeves
There's nothing better than a helmet full of Buckeye leaves for the scUM game. Yet, here we are again, with them not on full display for THE GAME.
I don't really see the point of these because they won't even be for sale on the retail side.
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