Archive for the ‘Uniforms’ Category

Bid On Nebraska’s Throwback Uniforms

August 17, 2009

Huskers.com is auctioning off every last one of the throwback uniforms that will be worn on September 26th vs. Louisiana-Lafayette. The auction began Sunday morning and will last until Wednesday, Ocotber 7th.

Every number – ‘other than Nos. 20, 60 and 64 (permanently retired jersey numbers for Johnny Rodgers, Tom Novak and Bob Brown) and Nos. 61, 72 and 97 (numbers not currently assigned)’ – will go to the highest bidder (minimum $500) and by the looks on things so far, you better be ready to pony up. For example, although Ndamukong Suh has already sweated through his #93 jersey, his uniform is currently sitting at a cool $1,700 as of this post and there are still 51 days to go.

If you want to make a bid or if you want to simply see how the auction is going, click here and have at it. ‘Funds generated from this auction will directly benefit University of Nebraska student-athletes.’

And no, the winners of DXP’s college pick ’em contests will not be getting a throwback uniform.

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Nebraska’s Throwback Uniforms

August 15, 2009

The verdict is in…..awesome.

Baylor’s New Uniforms

July 21, 2009

Although they aren’t quite as important to Nike as Oregon, the Baylor Bears just received some new football garb just in time for the 2009 season.

Said coach Art Briles, “Our players are excited about the new uniforms and are working hard this summer to have a great year on the field this fall. The players and equipment staff worked with Nike to design a contemporary set of uniforms that would represent Baylor well and appeal to recruits.”

You know how much recruiting has changed in today’s game when you are using new Nike uniforms as a recruiting tool. Also, having Robert Griffith III sporting them never hurts.

And speaking of Oregon, if you haven’t checked out what you’ll see in 2009 from the Ducks, then look below (or click here for the complete gallery.)

Go ahead and laugh at Oregon all you want, but according to GoDucks.com, odds are their uniforms are at least 25% lighter than your team’s uniforms and they won’t absorb moisture if the conditions get wet. Tacky? Check. High performance? Check.

And if you are counting at home, you’re seeing 80 different uniform possibilities.

Throwback Game – Now Confirmed

June 30, 2009


Huskers.com link.

I guess I can still help break a story once every year or so…

Nebraska Throwback Game?

June 26, 2009


Brandon at BRN wondered about it a year ago. I’ve obsessed about it since I was 10, and if the current rumors have legs, it might finally happen. Nebraska may be preparing to break out throwback uniforms during the nonconference schedule. I’ve read on several message boards that the helmets are already sitting in the locker room. The uniforms are apparently to celebrate the continuing NCAA-record sellout streak that will reach 300 games on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, when Nebraska plays host to Louisiana-Lafayette.

I decided to mock up some uniforms that may or may not represent what the Huskers don this September. Word from folks who have seen the helmets indicates that they have black numerals on the sides circa the early 1960s. That makes sense given the beginning of the sellout streak. So in putting together the helmet, I went with the grey facemask and the black numbers on the sides. I’m not in love with the font on the side numeral I used, but I had a tough time finding a good match. I also ditched the center stripe and the numbers on the back of the helmet as they would be redundant.

The era in question also included the famous curly-q (or UCLA style) jersey numbers. I went for as close of a match as I could muster on my jersey mock ups. You’ll notice a lack of sleeve stripes and the inclusion of TV numbers on the shoulders. The rest of the jersey is just a guess. I’m positive we won’t get to axe the Adidas logo, so that makes a painful appearance. I also included the “Nebraska Football – A Winning Tradition” patch that has adorned Husker jerseys since the early 1990s. The jersey looks bare without it and I could see it being replaced by a special throwback or 300th sellout patch in the actual game. Names on the backs of the jerseys are another tricky spot. Obviously they weren’t included in the 1960s, but I don’t mind if they make an appearance this time. Why? Well, I’m all for attention to details, but this is a PPV game. A PPV game that I will have to actually watch. I really, really don’t need to hear the subpar broadcast crew consistently screwing up our double-numbered players. “Zac Lee with the tackle on special teams.” Really?

The pants are pretty straight forward. If we are being “authentic” they would be plain white drawers with zero adornments. But I doubt that happens, so we settle for losing the double stripes on the sides much like we did in the mid and late 1990s. The Adidas logo creep sticks around and the “N” may or may not make an appearance.

So again, this may or may not be happening. And if it does happen the uniforms may or may not look like this. This was just a fun Friday project to throw together and take a look at.

Oh, and good to see you too. I’ve been gone from DXP too long.

UPDATE: Just for Sammy – A link to my version of the late 1960s – early 70s shoulder stripe uniforms.