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Not liking OSU's helets today. I keep confusing them for Oregon State.

Then you must not be very bright if you're watching a game and keep forgetting who is playing. Also, aside from the colors they look nothing alike.

I think the majority of people who say "I thought I was watching __" don't mean it literally, or if they do they mean they looked at it for a second or so and thought they saw something else before realizing. Mostly though I think it's just a way to say the uniform makes them look like another school.

Ironically enough, Oregon State looked exactly like the Pokes today, and it was amazing.

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God damn I love Oregon State's uniforms. Really some of the most underrated unis in the country, though I think I've said that before.

I'm glad they've unified the helmet logos as well. It looked strange to have different logos for each helmet.

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Fresno State/Nevada was a Nike catalog game if I ever saw one.

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Both teams have Miami's font, Mizzou's Pro Combat pants, Fresno has sleeve caps, Nevada outlines the caps.

Brutal.

I think Nevada has shoulder caps too, just really light grey though.

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Fair enough, I just think it's a played out way of criticizing a team's look. There are 120 schools, yes, some will look like one another.

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San Jose State went with all gold against BYU. Matte helmet and I cant say that I liked it.

Also, Houston had the same template as Nevada and Fresno State yesterday minus the shoulder numbers

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Anyone have any insight in this. I'm in the NCSU bookstore and happen upon blocks of Nike branded apparel. Wondering how that's allowed with Adidas being the team's on field supplier.

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Because Adidas just supplies them with on-field and sideline wear. Anyone can make/sell gear as long as it's been properly licensed.

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What he said, but that's a lot of Nike gear

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TCU in all white. I gotta say, I think TCU might be the only team in the country who's alternate helmet is actually better than their regular helmet. That white helmet is just so damn pretty, especially when they go all white or white/purple/white. The purple mask just makes it.

Well the primary helmet we have now kinda sucks (with the white stripe and all), but...

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I still say that's the best helmet we've ever had.

Nah, Best helmet and uniforms TCU has ever worn were the Nike Pro Combat unis with Casey Pachall, with the red stripes on the helmets.

...you actually liked those?

If that was to my comment, then yes, probably one of the most unique and well executed pro combat unis.

Wait, which one were you talking about?

This one:

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or this one?

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....or this one?

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Not liking OSU's helets today. I keep confusing them for Oregon State.

Then you must not be very bright if you're watching a game and keep forgetting who is playing. Also, aside from the colors they look nothing alike.

I think the majority of people who say "I thought I was watching __" don't mean it literally, or if they do they mean they looked at it for a second or so and thought they saw something else before realizing. Mostly though I think it's just a way to say the uniform makes them look like another school.

Ironically enough, Oregon State looked exactly like the Pokes today, and it was amazing.

CeSK931.jpg

God damn I love Oregon State's uniforms. Really some of the most underrated unis in the country, though I think I've said that before.

The numbers need to be white; I could barely see them on TV.

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Because Adidas just supplies them with on-field and sideline wear. Anyone can make/sell gear as long as it's been properly licensed.

I'm surprised because adidas' contracts with most schools specifically prohibit them from licensing products to direct competitors. I know our last deal with adidas prevented Nike, Under Armour and Russell from making Tennessee gear of any type. Our new Nike contract has a similar provision.

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I'm almost certain that the contracts cover athletics only.. The book store is most likely run by a third party, and even if not, is operated by the academic/institutional side, not athletics.. Probably also why none of that Nike gear references any athletics

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I just received the new Auburn Under Armour contract. The language for this type of product is very specific. Existing 3rd party contracts are allowed to stay until they expire, then Under Armour has to have the first opportunity to take over their products, etc. Under Armour basically has to approve all new contracts. It's very legal speak heavy, but that's pretty much the jist of it.

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TCU in all white. I gotta say, I think TCU might be the only team in the country who's alternate helmet is actually better than their regular helmet. That white helmet is just so damn pretty, especially when they go all white or white/purple/white. The purple mask just makes it.

Well the primary helmet we have now kinda sucks (with the white stripe and all), but...

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I still say that's the best helmet we've ever had.

Nah, Best helmet and uniforms TCU has ever worn were the Nike Pro Combat unis with Casey Pachall, with the red stripes on the helmets.

...you actually liked those?

If that was to my comment, then yes, probably one of the most unique and well executed pro combat unis.

Wait, which one were you talking about?

This one:

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or this one?

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....or this one?

TCU_NIKE_PRO1.jpg

The top one..!

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Iowa and Indiana both wearing patriotic helmet decals in their game. Looks terrible.

terrible? really? in this day and age of uniforms, you looked at that game and said "terrible"???????

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yes indiana would look better with a red hat and Iowa should have the tigerhawk on both sides, but besides that.....HOW is this a TERRIBLE matchup?

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Iowa and Indiana both wearing patriotic helmet decals in their game. Looks terrible.

terrible? really? in this day and age of uniforms, you looked at that game and said "terrible"???????

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yes indiana would look better with a red hat and Iowa should have the tigerhawk on both sides, but besides that.....HOW is this a TERRIBLE matchup?

I think he meant that the patriotic decal was terrible, not the entire game. Either way, that's a god awful helmet by Indiana.

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Im sure most of you know about Paul Lukas and his views about the american flag style decal trend in football. I agree that it's really dumb looking, ugly and shouldn't be done, but the fact that he never stops calling it "flag desecration" is stupid and makes him sound like a whiny little c*nt. He thinks that any article of clothing or accessory in an American flag style pattern is flag desecration or pandering. I would love to give him a swift kick in the ass and send a fist right into his suckhole

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Paul is very extreme in some of his stands, just like this. I think "desecration" is also a bit much, but I agree with the sentiment. I see it as quite literally placing yourself and your school over the flag. Cutting the flag to fit to your shape. That's why I was more okay with the helmets Northwestern wore a few years ago, that were entirely the flag.

My biggest thing is that it's been so overdone that the sentiment is so watered down. At what point is a nice gesture no longer a nice gesture and just a "we have to do this because we've done it before or others are doing it more"? It goes with the pink gear and support for every other cause. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for supporting cancer awareness and research, but take a look at Tulsa this weekend. They wore purple socks for Alzheimer's awareness. But purple is always used for domestic abuse awareness. The first rule of business (Auburn business student here) is to not confuse your consumer. We've long surpassed that rule at this point.

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Paul is very extreme in some of his stands, just like this. I think "desecration" is also a bit much, but I agree with the sentiment. I see it as quite literally placing yourself and your school over the flag. Cutting the flag to fit to your shape. That's why I was more okay with the helmets Northwestern wore a few years ago, that were entirely the flag.

My biggest thing is that it's been so overdone that the sentiment is so watered down. At what point is a nice gesture no longer a nice gesture and just a "we have to do this because we've done it before or others are doing it more"? It goes with the pink gear and support for every other cause. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for supporting cancer awareness and research, but take a look at Tulsa this weekend. They wore purple socks for Alzheimer's awareness. But purple is always used for domestic abuse awareness. The first rule of business (Auburn business student here) is to not confuse your consumer. We've long surpassed that rule at this point.

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I think the episode in Missouri today is a clear indication of the type of PC maelstrom that exists on college campuses.

I've looked at Google images from the 80s until now and it was only after 9/11 that teams placed the stars and bars in their jerseys and helmets.

Like it was appropriate for the 2001 season but now it's pandering plain and simple. It's also a color clash. Even the conference logos are color coordinated to the teams pattern.

So I agree with Lucas in the need to stop with the tertiary design elements. Hell there's so much going on the flags get lost anyway in the uniforms.

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