Saturday, September 8, 2012

College Football Uniforms: The Good, Bad & Mostly Ugly

Sometimes things just beg to be ridiculed.  Here in the Cheap Seats, we are more than happy to oblige.

With this new found proliferation of hideous-looking uniforms in college football on a weekly basis, this kind of thing cannot be ignored.  We intend to provide you with  a recap of the worst faux pas each week right here in the Cheap Seats.

We were really hoping this wouldn't be necessary.  But, alas, no one knows when to leave well enough alone.

We will start this week with the Missouri Tigers.  Fox Sports columnist Jen Floyd Engel, (twitter @engeljen), a Mizzou alum said it best when she tweeted "Dear Football Watching Peeps, Missourians do not as habit dress this abysmally. Also Mizzou is black-gold not dirt-mustard."

Nothing really hideous about the Stanford look.  Just that it's not.........Stanford.  Stanford has always been scarlet and white.  The all black is actually a good look, it's just not Stanford.  And we really don't care for the flat look on helmets.

Usually looking good and on the cutting edge of stylish unis are the Oregon Ducks.  Today, not so much.  The silver and highlighter look just doesn't do it for us.

Texas A&M did not look bad, but what was with the wide striped on the unis?  And the grey facemasks?  In comparison, those are minor infractions, but we have grown up with A&M and white facemasks.  And none of those silly wide stripes. Just makes no sense.

On the positive side, Virginia looked quite snazzy in the orange headgear.  And we go back a week to give huge props to Georgia Tech and that sweet honeycomb look they broke out against Virginia Tech (who, by the way, need to ditch the orange jerseys).

Granted, we didn't get to see all of the good, bad and ugly this weekend, but we'll try to do better in the future.  We now hereby proclaim #CFBUniWatch as the official twitter hashtag for college football uniforms, both good and bad.

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