While I am happy to have something to write about besides the unpleasantness, I am so not happy about this year’s apparent choice. As has been the case in the past, this is a leaked photo, and there are no guarantees that this is how Nike will actually dress the team.
(But I should also point out — in both of the previous years, the leaked pix were accurate.)
OK. Let’s take a second and point out a couple things:
1) The uniforms are black.
2) They will be worn for the Oct. 29 game, when Ohio State hosts Wisconsin. At night.
3) Someone at Nike thinks it’s a good idea to wear all-black uniforms during a night game.
4) That person needs to be smacked in the head with something heavy. Like maybe one of those black helmets.
I’m at the point where I know this is going to happen every year. Fine. Nike shows off the latest in football uniform design and technology, and Ohio State makes a shit-ton of money selling replica jerseys. Woo, everyone’s happy.
If this is in fact OSU’s design for 2011, it will be the first time, though, that the Pro Combat unis might be a detriment to the team when it’s on the field. And I’m not OK with that.