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Why don't college football uniforms become this and call it a day?

Stop that before you give Phil Knight any ideas. Next thing you know we'll see Oregon wearing fiber optic uniforms that change colors every play, and it'll rotate between every color but green and yellow!

I can't wait for that day!! A uniform that changes color would be amazing beyond words.

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Please tell me you're joking. A color-changing uniform is the most asinine idea EVER.

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I'm pretty traditional, but these are really cool. As someone said, they should have swapped the jersey sides so it was opposite.

I'm right with you. I'm a fairly ardent traditionalist, but these uniforms are A-OK by me. The helmet is excellent, and I like the continuation of the coats of arms down either side. The only thing I'd change/fix would be the number face. Way too Serpentine or something. I'd lose a stroke and use a more traditional face. (Shocking, I know. A traditionalist wanting block numbers :P Hell, I'd probably put a grey facemask on the helmet too!)

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Please tell me you're joking. A color-changing uniform is the most asinine idea EVER.

Though color-changing uniforms would blind the nation and cause seizures worldwide, it would be an innovative concept and something I would pay to see in person.

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The jersey Maryland is wearing tonight works, but the helmet puts the design over the top. To some, that is a good thing. In my opinion, it just looks clownish. I prefer their turtle-shell helmet over this one aesthetically. However, I will admit that I like the idea of using elements of your state flag in a uniform design. No, Minnesota, please don't use the state flag in your next uniform, Maryland is unique.

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Well, put me in the camp that likes them

Something about using a flag motif.

Although it would look better if they emphasized the yellow and black part more.

Like this version I did years ago for Baltimore, for a Madden league with city flags--as opposed to state flags.

I still like what they did though.

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Please tell me you're joking. A color-changing uniform is the most asinine idea EVER.

Though color-changing uniforms would blind the nation and cause seizures worldwide, it would be an innovative concept and something I would pay to see in person.

On-topic:

The jersey Maryland is wearing tonight works, but the helmet puts the design over the top. To some, that is a good thing. In my opinion, it just looks clownish. I prefer their turtle-shell helmet over this one aesthetically. However, I will admit that I like the idea of using elements of your state flag in a uniform design. No, Minnesota, please don't use the state flag in your next uniform, Maryland is unique.

I am the complete opposite. I believe the helmet is great and it would go perfect with their new uniforms that were introduced last month. But I am like you and hope that we never see another state flag design on a Minnesota helmet or any other state.

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OK, I am one of this board's grumpy old men, and I go for tradition over nonsense 99% of the time. And these Maryland uniforms are seriously overdone.

But that helmet... that's just a nice piece of design work. Come on, take out expectations, hell, forget for a minute you've ever seen a football game. That is just a nice piece of visual work. If one of my students brought that in as a prototype, I'd hand him/her an A and excuse him/her for the rest of the semester.

Reminds me of when the Bengals first showed off the stripes. Everyone went apesh!# but now it's considered a classic.

I'd wear that helmet above a relatively plain uniform (red jersey, white pants, minimal trim) and call it a day. The uniform giberish just steals the thunder and muddies up the effect.

I'm surpised to be saying this but, I'm a big fan.

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OK, I am one of this board's grumpy old men, and I go for tradition over nonsense 99% of the time. And these Maryland uniforms are seriously overdone.

But that helmet... that's just a nice piece of design work. Come on, take out expectations, hell, forget for a minute you've ever seen a football game. That is just a nice piece of visual work. If one of my students brought that in as a prototype, I'd hand him/her an A and excuse him/her for the rest of the semester.

Reminds me of when the Bengals first showed off the stripes. Everyone went apesh!# but now it's considered a classic.

I'd wear that helmet above a relatively plain uniform (red jersey, white pants, minimal trim) and call it a day. The uniform giberish just steals the thunder and muddies up the effect.

I'm surpised to be saying this but, I'm a big fan.

This is the comment I've been looking for! This is one of the absolute best helmets ever to take the field. Problem is, the helmet is such a bold statement that the crazy-ass jersey makes the whole ensemble way over the top and lessens the impact of the helmet. Pair the helmet with a simple jersey and pant design, and you've got a great, great uniform.

I love the yin-yang look and the duality of the colors in the flag/helmet. I would carry it through and do a home uniform with a black and gold jersey with white and red pants, then I would do a road uniform with a white and red jersey and black and gold pants. The key is to keep them simple to let the helmet speak as the focal point.

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OK, I am one of this board's grumpy old men, and I go for tradition over nonsense 99% of the time. And these Maryland uniforms are seriously overdone.

But that helmet... that's just a nice piece of design work. Come on, take out expectations, hell, forget for a minute you've ever seen a football game. That is just a nice piece of visual work. If one of my students brought that in as a prototype, I'd hand him/her an A and excuse him/her for the rest of the semester.

Reminds me of when the Bengals first showed off the stripes. Everyone went apesh!# but now it's considered a classic.

I'd wear that helmet above a relatively plain uniform (red jersey, white pants, minimal trim) and call it a day. The uniform giberish just steals the thunder and muddies up the effect.

I'm surpised to be saying this but, I'm a big fan.

I'm absolutely shocked to read that coming from you. Considering that you're the biggest fuddy duddy on the boards, I thought these would've made your head explode :P

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OK, I am one of this board's grumpy old men, and I go for tradition over

nonsense 99% of the time. And these Maryland uniforms are seriously

overdone.

But that helmet... that's just a nice piece of design work.

Come on, take out expectations, hell, forget for a minute you've ever seen a

football game. That is just a nice piece of visual work. If one of my students

brought that in as a prototype, I'd hand him/her an A and excuse him/her for the

rest of the semester.

Reminds me of when the Bengals first showed off the

stripes. Everyone went apesh!# but now it's considered a classic.

I'd

wear that helmet above a relatively plain uniform (red jersey, white pants,

minimal trim) and call it a day. The uniform giberish just steals the thunder

and muddies up the effect.

I'm surpised to be saying this but, I'm a big

fan.

OMG!!! This coming from you must mean that the end of times is truly near!:P

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I guess that is true. I'd like to see a far more traditional jersey with this helmet, it could make it look it better.

Better than the lovechild of harley quinn and the juggernaut, anyway, as it currently stands.

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OK, I am one of this board's grumpy old men, and I go for tradition over nonsense 99% of the time. And these Maryland uniforms are seriously overdone.

But that helmet... that's just a nice piece of design work. Come on, take out expectations, hell, forget for a minute you've ever seen a football game. That is just a nice piece of visual work. If one of my students brought that in as a prototype, I'd hand him/her an A and excuse him/her for the rest of the semester.

Reminds me of when the Bengals first showed off the stripes. Everyone went apesh!# but now it's considered a classic.

I'd wear that helmet above a relatively plain uniform (red jersey, white pants, minimal trim) and call it a day. The uniform giberish just steals the thunder and muddies up the effect.

I'm surpised to be saying this but, I'm a big fan.

I'm absolutely shocked to read that coming from you. Considering that you're the biggest fuddy duddy on the boards, I thought these would've made your head explode :P

Oh, c'mon... I'm not the biggest (top 5 maybe :P ) I would think my irrational love of the rainbow guts would get me off the hook as the biggest fuddy duddy!

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I love how the only thing people remember from Any Given Sunday is the Dallas Knights' uniforms.

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Hey now, I also remember the real LT chainsawing an SUV in 2.

There's a difference between the Dallas Knights and Maryland Terrapins though, and it's the fact that the Dallas Knights actually looked good and pulled a design like that off. Maryland falls flat on it's collective face with this design, the uniforms are just bad... there's nothing more to comment about other than simply stating the obvious. The helmets are creative, that's for sure, but certainly not appealing to the eye. Overall, this whole look is worse than Oregon's uni's and I seriously hope it stops. Otherwise, I'm all up for banning alternates like this throughout college football. It's football, not a fashion show. Especially not when it looks like UA was on acid when designing these uniforms.

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I thought the art & design community were progressive? So here we have a out of the box design and many of you bash it. You gotta give UA some props for keeping this under wraps...nary a leak about these. One thing that any true Marylander should have pointed out...they have it wrong. The helmet pattern's should be reversed. Right now the shoulder pattern is the same as the helmet pattern on the same side. If you look at the flag, the Calvert pattern (black and yellow) on the top left, then the Crossland pattern (red and white) beside it. But what you have now is both patterns on the same side and that is not how it is on the flag. I hope they have a dark version. Sure beats the hell out of Penn State's practice uniforms.

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OK, I am one of this board's grumpy old men, and I go for tradition over nonsense 99% of the time. And these Maryland uniforms are seriously overdone.

But that helmet... that's just a nice piece of design work. Come on, take out expectations, hell, forget for a minute you've ever seen a football game. That is just a nice piece of visual work. If one of my students brought that in as a prototype, I'd hand him/her an A and excuse him/her for the rest of the semester.

Reminds me of when the Bengals first showed off the stripes. Everyone went apesh!# but now it's considered a classic.

I'd wear that helmet above a relatively plain uniform (red jersey, white pants, minimal trim) and call it a day. The uniform giberish just steals the thunder and muddies up the effect.

I'm surpised to be saying this but, I'm a big fan.

This is the comment I've been looking for! This is one of the absolute best helmets ever to take the field. Problem is, the helmet is such a bold statement that the crazy-ass jersey makes the whole ensemble way over the top and lessens the impact of the helmet. Pair the helmet with a simple jersey and pant design, and you've got a great, great uniform.

I love the yin-yang look and the duality of the colors in the flag/helmet. I would carry it through and do a home uniform with a black and gold jersey with white and red pants, then I would do a road uniform with a white and red jersey and black and gold pants. The key is to keep them simple to let the helmet speak as the focal point.

I think this uniform would've worked better for me if the 2 sides on the helmet faded into each other versus the drastic he/she change right down the middle.

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