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13 hours ago, CrimsonBull9584 said:

I actually miss the gold triangles on the "northwest" corner of the uniforms. I thought that was something unique to UW and could have stayed. 

 

That was put there because they were trying to claim they owned the NW territory except they've lost 13 of their last 15 games to the Ducks so that's laughable! 

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2 hours ago, pianoknight said:

The use of black is a MAJOR source of debate among Husker fans. Many are firmly in the Red-and-White Only camp, and it's hard to blame them given the classic look. Sure, there are some minor tweaks that might help, but overall, a simple stripe with two colors looks fantastic. 

 

Then there's the other side, which says that Black, while not an official school color, is definitely tied to at least the Huskers' starting defense. It's a big deal when a player earns their Blackshirt, and yes, they actually DO get a black practice jersey. Think of it as Ohio State's helmet stickers, only you can earn just a single one for all your achievements as a defender.

 

The rub with that second argument is that Black is a DEFENSIVE thing, and not a tradition associated with offense (or Spec. Teams). So it doesn't make sense for a WR to be wearing a black shirt since he's never gonna be a Blackshirt. 

 

Anyway, from an aesthetic point of view, I'd welcome a black alternate.


I agree -- I like the black-shirt idea as a once-a-year thing. They've missed on nearly every alternate they've put out in recent years. I wanted to like this one but it had too much going on. 

 

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Less is more for Nebraska. If they keep the simple and clean design of the home set, I think it works. 

 

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And for the purists who would want to keep the helmet untouched:

 

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23 hours ago, aawagner011 said:

Shame they didn’t axe the purple helmet.

 

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I know chrome helmets in general can be a bit tacky, but for some reason, purple chrome helmets work for me. I think that helmet will look better in the sunlight. Although I suppose that could be hard to find in Seattle. 

 

This is still one of my favorite helmets in football.

 

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1 hour ago, j'villejags said:

 

I know chrome helmets in general can be a bit tacky, but for some reason, purple chrome helmets work for me. I think that helmet will look better in the sunlight. Although I suppose that could be hard to find in Seattle. 

 

This is still one of my favorite helmets in football.

 

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The difference being that purple is a very traditional lid color for TCU, so it still reads as a familiar look. Purple helmets for Washington, while a school color, are not a classic style for them, and a far cry from the traditional gold lids with the stripes.

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6 hours ago, aawagner011 said:

The difference being that purple is a very traditional lid color for TCU, so it still reads as a familiar look. Purple helmets for Washington, while a school color, are not a classic style for them, and a far cry from the traditional gold lids with the stripes.

They've worn purple as far back as the 90's. The problem here is the decal doesn't stand out from the helmet. It's the same issue Louisville has with it's red and black helmets.

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20 hours ago, j'villejags said:

Less is more for Nebraska. If they keep the simple and clean design of the home set, I think it works. 

 

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And for the purists who would want to keep the helmet untouched:

 

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The black helmet stripe and face-mask help negate the BFBS effect on the jersey.

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The no phone media showcase was last night so we have some articles regarding the new uniforms.

 

The Athletic

Seattle Times

 

Some highlights from the article on things not obvious from the leaks.

 

Slightly deeper shade of purple.

Gold pants is adidas attempt to match the gold helmet as close as possible.

The block numbers have an angle of 15 degrees to match the angle of the block W.

Numbers have a raindrop pattern.

 

 Seamless primeknit for unrestricted range of motion
Climacool enhanced breathability.

 

Eye catching alternate uniforms to be used once or twice a season starting in 2020.

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17 minutes ago, lilgump said:

The no phone media showcase was last night so we have some articles regarding the new uniforms.

 

The Athletic

Seattle Times

 

Some highlights from the article on things not obvious from the leaks.

 

Slightly deeper shade of purple.

Gold pants is adidas attempt to match the gold helmet as close as possible.

The block numbers have an angle of 15 degrees to match the angle of the block W.

Numbers have a raindrop pattern.

 

 Seamless primeknit for unrestricted range of motion
Climacool enhanced breathability.

 

Eye catching alternate uniforms to be used once or twice a season starting in 2020.

 

From the Times: "The angular numeral font is also supposedly reminiscent of the Don James era." 

 

lol "it might be something Don James kinda maybe would have probably done"

 

I'm amazed that this unveiling plan at adidas was approved.  Unnecessary boat, unnecessarily restricted...all for unnecessary gimmicks in the numbers. Most true statement ever: "Let’s be honest. This is more than a little absurd."

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5 hours ago, MJWalker45 said:

They've worn purple as far back as the 90's. The problem here is the decal doesn't stand out from the helmet. It's the same issue Louisville has with it's red and black helmets.

And the 90s purple helmets have been hated and mocked locally ever since they debuted. It came about on the heels of legendary coach Don James stepping down and the new coach, Lambright, wanted to create a new look for his tenure. A time most UW fans want to forget.  

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11 hours ago, aawagner011 said:

The difference being that purple is a very traditional lid color for TCU, so it still reads as a familiar look. Purple helmets for Washington, while a school color, are not a classic style for them, and a far cry from the traditional gold lids with the stripes.

That's a good point -- I just meant purple chrome is a guilty pleasure of mine, so I'm more receptive to it. :)

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5 hours ago, mafiaman said:

The black helmet stripe helps negate the BFBS effect on the jersey.


I agree it helps tie the look together. I'd prefer it to have the black facemask and stripe, while leaving the red N on the side. They nearly got the helmet right with that previous black alternate, but couldn't resist slapping that red stripe(?) on the facemask. 

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18 hours ago, MattMill said:

Zoom in. The white jersey has a white outline on that purple number set

 

very confusing tonal options they went with. Much like the Oregon ducks in some of their choices. 

i believe what @bkknight95 means is that the purple jersey's numbers have an outline similar to the color of the numeral itself, while the white jersey's numerals contrast with their outline (white outlined in gold is light/light, purple outlined in white is dark/light). The farther away you get, the more your eyes will blur the two together, thus giving the white/gold numerals a heavier visual presence against a dark backdrop than the purple/white ones against a white backdrop.

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50 minutes ago, Power_Ranger_Rick said:

i believe what @bkknight95 means is that the purple jersey's numbers have an outline similar to the color of the numeral itself, while the white jersey's numerals contrast with their outline (white outlined in gold is light/light, purple outlined in white is dark/light). The farther away you get, the more your eyes will blur the two together, thus giving the white/gold numerals a heavier visual presence against a dark backdrop than the purple/white ones against a white backdrop.

Basically. Looking at the picture again, the white jersey numbers do have outlines but it looks like they are white outlines on a white jersey. You basically said what I meant with actually clarity 😁

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6 hours ago, j'villejags said:


I agree it helps tie the look together. I'd prefer it to have the black facemask and stripe, while leaving the red N on the side. They nearly got the helmet right with that previous black alternate, but couldn't resist slapping that red stripe(?) on the facemask. 

Yea, that face-mask looked ridiculous.

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On 7/2/2019 at 8:54 AM, CrimsonBull9584 said:

I actually miss the gold triangles on the "northwest" corner of the uniforms. I thought that was something unique to UW and could have stayed. 

I too thought that element should stay, everything else should go. Including all chrome. Maybe a shined alt purple helmet with a gold W. I bet they will likely add a black jersey version to go with that helmet. Not needed. Won't miss the armpit spikes, colored sleeves, and unnecessary black elements.  

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On 7/2/2019 at 9:07 PM, ljginger said:

 

That was put there because they were trying to claim they owned the NW territory except they've lost 13 of their last 15 games to the Ducks so that's laughable! 

 

Yet still own a 14 game lead in the all-time series.

 

+6 more conference championships.

 

Over 2x as many appearances in the Rose Bowl.

 

+ this

 

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On 7/2/2019 at 12:36 PM, kabbey520 said:

Confirmed 90’s Desert Swarm era throwback for Arizona. Likely to be worn on Homecoming 11/2 vs. Oregon State.

Should wear those vs Arizona State with ASU wearing Sparky lids 

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And there was a time when the Huskies wore purple and gold shells at the same time during game action.  If I remember correctly the players wore purple as a reward the rest of the team wore gold helmets.  The only thing the missed was pant stripes for the DJ era.  Much improved and as a Husky Alumnus I am happy they moved to a darker purple.  

 

FYI- the 90s Purple was bad because the used yellow not gold.  Plus really when you think UW you envision Gold shells with purple W’s.  

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Found it...”During Jim Owens' tenure, an outstanding defensive player was awarded the honor of wearing a purple helmet. Rick Redman, an All-American linebacker in the 1960s, wore one. It was rather intimidating for the opposing quarterback to stand behind his center and see this lone purple-helmeted player staring him down before each play. In 1973 and 1974, Owens' last two seasons, the entire team wore purple helmets.”

 

there are pics pics online to if you search it...I could not get it to post. 

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This is as close as the Huskies have been to a decent look in a long time, but man does that Adidas template stretch those numbers like with Georgia Tech.

 

As a Wazzu fan let me just say that I love how those colors - as long as the gold is tan - can never really produce a great look. And I’m shocked they got away from the dated 00s font. The athletic department splashes that EVERYWHERE on campus even though it’s not that cool.

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