14
Sep
11

stand down.

As we discussed back in July, Ohio State will once again participate in Nike’s Moneygrab Alternate Uniform Freakout* program in 2011, and as I mentioned back then, I had some concerns about the leaked picture that purported to show this year’s version, shown below:

I wondered about the wisdom of wearing all-black unis for a night game — Nike is dressing the Bucks for this year’s home game against Wisconsin — and these seemed to astray from the other two versions in that they didn’t at least attempt to mimic a uniform of the past.

When I’ve come across these leaked pix in the past, they’ve turned out to be accurate. This time? Not so much.

Nike and the university released pictures of the 2011 unis on Tuesday, and they are indeed throwbacks, this time to the undefeated 1961 team:

Wow. Rod Smith's gotta be happy that his number is being used in the Nike promos.

I’m good with these. I still have doubts about the necessity of Ohio State’s participation in the program — with a climbing number of schools boast about having dozens of potential uniform combinations, I’m still happy to see that Ohio State has only two — but if we’re going to participate, a continued emphasis on honoring teams of the past is the right way to go for us.

Unless we Nike proposes a uniform based on the Ohio state flag. How cool would that be?

(Insert eyeroll here.)

*You may also know this program as the Nike Pro Combat uniform.

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4 Responses to “stand down.”


  1. 1 Grandpa
    September 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    I liked the throwbacks the first two years. These are better than the leaked version, but comparated to the past years’ unis, they’re awful (though not as bad as Michigan’s or MSU’s).

  2. 2 Grandpa
    September 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Next time, I’ll proofread before I post.

  3. 3 kewyson
    September 14, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I think it is a good new word – not only was there a comparison done (contrast and judge)- they were rated as well – I predict ‘comparated’ will be added to Webster’s in 5 years (there is always a slow uptake on these grass roots words you know).

    Have a bunch of fun at the games – too bad it is not a home game this Sat. – nice cool fall weather.


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