Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Football Fashion 2011: Stop Giving Designers Jobs!

I understand that colleges need to prove to the world that they are not over-priced daycare centers and the fact they give out useless degrees. Sadly, I am one of those said recipient of such a degree. One way to prove these degrees are not useless is they hire recent graduates to work at the school at some level. One of those levels are designing new football jerseys for their teams, you know to improve jersey sales since they cannot go out and sale their players or have a lot of license seating; you know must maintain their collegiate feel in the game. To me and hopefully the rest of the sporting world would view this as more wrong than creating “super” conferences.

Boise St: I love the blue jersey, and the blue helmet on top of the blue turf. It's fun to watch and make the other teams concentrate on the fundamentals, instead of the football jersey. This year opposing coaches told Boise St, not to wear the blue jersey at home this year for no apparent reason. So on Saturday they wore these ugly all white jerseys which makes as much sense socks and sandals.

Georgia: I will admit this; their jerseys were a bit easier on the eyes than their opponent, but still it look like I was watching Master Chief and friends playing and not a college team on that field Saturday.

Oregon: It's common knowledge now that Nike runs the entire athletic department at the University of Oregon, you don't have to a be a conspiracy nut to see that it's a front of you. Since Oregon and Nike started their relationship, they have come up with some ugly uniforms but Saturday took the cake. I wish Nike would stop giving designers who don't know about football jobs. I mean the all black jerseys where black is not even the school colors are just wrong and ugly.

Maryland: Fun facts for you, I used to live in the state of Maryland, my brother was born there and my sister was born in D.C. I wanted to attend the University of Maryland at College Park but could not get in. So watching Maryland verse Miami game last night, what do, I see Maryland's state flag on the helmet and jersey. Granted the basketball team use the state flag color scheme on their jerseys last season, but at least they were sensible and easy on the eyes. The jerseys the football team has is too much flag on it, since most of the student body and those working their already know what the state flag looks like.

The moral of the story is stop giving fashion design jobs just to justify their existence. If they do get jobs, then they should make jerseys look sensible and have something to do with the school and its traditions and not just the whole it look cool. That's what Paris is for, to show off ugly things to consider to be fashion.


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