September 29th, 2012, Wisconsin will visit Lincoln, NE and participate in what will be one of the strangest uniform match-ups in history. Both teams (Huskers and Badgers) have had similar styles of uniforms in recent years (Red/White uniforms with basic stripes) and now due to the conference realignment the two teams will play frequently, causing some confusion on field with regards to attire.
Adidas, the uniform sponsor for both teams, had seemed to have promised to offer “new looks” to differentiate each teams’ uniforms this upcoming season. What has been unveiled this week leaves more than a little “different” to be desired.
“Different” per Adidas: Red, White, Black OR White, Red, and Black. Oversized letters on the helmet, on the front of jerseys, and letters on the gloves. “Bold” numbers on the left shoulder. Black shoes with black socks. Are the designs exclusive to a team?
As a wannabe designer I don’t mind the fact that they have tried to “match” these uniforms for this so-called “UNRIVALED” game. This is a great match-up, which could have implications on either teams title hopes any year this game is played. I do mind, however, as shown above, that either design could have been worn by either team. Are the designs exclusive to either team?
Why not use these in different games against teams with traditional/futuristic uniforms from another manufacturer (i.e. Under Armour or Nike) to feature the NEW cutting-edge Adidas Techfit uniforms? I would love to have seen the Huskers take on Michigan State in these duds.
BUT… Come late September, we get to watch the N’s take on the W’s… or is it the W’s taking on the N’s? Who’s in the Red and Black and who’s in the Red and White?
So here (as I keep asking above) is the the big question: If the “logo” letters were changed… Would anyone have known which teams’ uniforms were which? “Team colors” aside, are the uniforms exclusive to either of the teams?
While I hate a lot about the designs, I don’t hate them entirely. Here are the #techfit promo images… enjoy?
Good luck to both teams this fall (specifically the Huskers – GBR)… And to Adidas, *ahem* I am still awaiting your call.