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CWSooner

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Re: Hideous Uniforms
« Reply #70 on: September 19, 2019, 07:41:23 PM »
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"Pretty" isn't a desired characteristic anymore.  But UCLA's power-blue jersey with gold pants and helmet was for a long time the prettiest uniform in college football.  Why the Bruins would want to ugly themselves up with an all-black look is beyond me.
Of course, most of the uglification of 21st century America is beyond me.
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Re: Hideous Uniforms
« Reply #71 on: September 19, 2019, 07:53:28 PM »
Those threads were sharp they changed the tint on the Blue.Seemed just on the cusp of powder blue and the went sort of medium
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Re: Hideous Uniforms
« Reply #72 on: September 19, 2019, 08:08:54 PM »
Those threads were sharp they changed the tint on the Blue.Seemed just on the cusp of powder blue and the went sort of medium
Yeah, even their standard ones aren't up to par compared to their old shade of powder blue.

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Re: Hideous Uniforms
« Reply #73 on: September 19, 2019, 08:30:51 PM »
Per the Font of All Wisdom and Knowledge on UCLA:


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From 2004-2017, the official UCLA athletic colors were "True Blue" and gold. The "True Blue" is a slightly darker shade than the previous powder blue worn by teams.[111]
In the early days of the school, UCLA had the same colors as the California Golden Bears: Yale Blue and California Gold.[112] Blue symbolized the ocean, while gold represented the state of California, known as the "Golden State".[113]
When football coach Red Sanders came to UCLA for the 1949 season he redesigned the football uniforms. The Yale Blue was changed to a lighter shade of blue. Sanders figured that the baby blue would look better on the field and in film. He would dub the baby blue uniform "Powderkeg blue", powder blue with an explosive kick.[113][114] For the 1954 season, Sanders added the now familiar loop on the shoulders, the UCLA Stripe, to give an impression of motion.[115] The away uniforms became white, with a navy blue and gold shoulder stripe and gold pants. The helmets became gold.
At times, beginning with the 1954 football season, the font for the numbers on the uniforms has been Clarendon typeface. Otherwise it has been block numerals.[115] In the 1980s the uniform pants became yellow to look better in color publications, the jerseys a lighter blue, and the UCLA script was added to the helmets. In the 1990s, the uniform pants became gold again.
In 2003, the True Blue colors were adopted.[111] The away uniforms got true blue shoulder stripes and numbers in 2006,[116] but were replaced by navy blue again in 2010.[117]
In 2009, the Bruins wore a 1967 throwback uniform against Washington and USC, though against USC the team's normal helmet was worn.
I liked the Clarendon-typeface numerals they used to wear.  Liked it when the Huskers wore 'em too.

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Re: Hideous Uniforms
« Reply #74 on: September 20, 2019, 09:11:24 AM »
Per the Font of All Wisdom and Knowledge on UCLA:

I liked the Clarendon-typeface numerals they used to wear.  Liked it when the Huskers wore 'em too.


Too young to remember Nebraska's except pictures, but for sure with UCLA.  They had such unique colors and font, and they ruined them.

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Re: Hideous Uniforms
« Reply #75 on: September 20, 2019, 12:48:01 PM »
I like Wisconsin's alternate for this year; throw-backs are more my style. I like primary colors, and my all-time favorites are all "classic" looks, (in no particular order) the traditional versions of:
Michigan, Penn State, Ohio State, Alabama, UCLA, Notre Dame (I like the green and gold, too), Iowa, USC (Trojans), Texas, and LSU.

I like the Badgers' uniforms, but I don't think they are top of the heap. Similar with Michigan State (see below).

I've never particularly liked narrow block letters, so Oklahoma and Nebraska take a minor hit. I don't like wide, or non-symmetrical helmet stripes (Indiana, Michigan State, etc.). Tennessee's orange is just a bad color on an otherwise good uniform. Illinois' and Auburn's blue with orange (and vice versa) doesn't work for me, and I don't think black is good with any color other than yellow/gold (Iowa, Colorado, Army, and Purdue have all had pretty nice black uniforms). I really don't like black as an addition to an already good color scheme.

I like white on white road uniforms (Texas, Wisconsin, Stanford stand out in my memory).

Generally, I don't like helmet stickers, but the buckeyes work for me. I think that's the only one.

 

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