In part 2 of this 3 part series, I’ll examine uniforms I have categorized as “bad”. (You can read part 1 here)
Now this doesn’t necessarily mean these are uniforms I think need an immediate change, but definitely could use some work.
It’s not like I hate these uniforms exactly, but they’re just not… good.
The Bulls had something cooking with Under Armour. Maybe they were a *tad* busy, but certainly not bad by any means.
Not only did they have a plethora of helmets to work with, but also multiple combinations that always looked good on any given gameday.
Now with Adidas, all that was dumped down the drain.
These uniforms were a serious downgrade. Not only did USF get stuck with the tire tread uniforms, but they’re now limited to 1 home, 1 away and 1 (very, very bad) alternate. They went from combos on combos with a bunch of alternates to… well this.
The helmet isn’t bad, as gold chrome was a good pick for a main helmet. At least it gives these uniforms some flavor. But other than that, I’m not a fan.
They ditched the really cool notched horn sleeve logo for their primary logo, which was a bad move. Very few teams can pull off a logo on the jersey. (There are plenty of teams who need to hear this. *Glares at the Patriots*)
The font isn’t bad, and I don’t mind the chest text and leg text, but it doesn’t compare to the Under Armour uniforms. I don’t really care how old the design was, it just looked good.
I will say that the away uniform can look pretty icy at times with the chrome dome. But that’s all I really have to mention that’s good about them.
And as for the all black alternate… well that’s just a hot mess. And it’s really hard to screw up all black.
Maybe this uniform isn’t as bad as I see it and I only say it’s this bad because I’m comparing it to their old ones, but my word still stands.
I don’t even know where to begin… there’s just a lot I need to mention.
The Owls don’t seem like they have one set logo, between the winged “FAU” wordmark to the various owl logos and the Florida outline one. There’s just too many to count, and they obviously ran into that issue when deciding what to put on the helmet.
The Florida logo needs to go, it being just a copy of the old UCF one. They really just need a complete rebrand to fix this issue.
On their jerseys, I don’t understand the stacked text on the chest. They just have to put “Atlantic” on there and it’ll be good. It’s not like they’re going to play against another team with that in their name.
And once again, another team with a logo on the sleeves. No bueno.
I’m not really bothered by the pants, I think they’re fine, but the uniform as a whole needs a big change.
Now, I will give it to them that they have quite a few combinations, including 2 white jerseys, but I’m still not a supporter.
(*whispers* switch to Nike! *whispers*)
This may be a controversial one, but it’s good to stir the pot every now and again. It gets people talking.
The main thing that sets me off with these is the helmet and jersey font, otherwise everything is fine.
The helmet is… well let’s just say you could put anything on it other than a “Jags” wordmark at it would look better. Really.
I don’t know how many times I have to say this, but unless it’s script, you don’t put a wordmark on a helmet. Never. Ever.
Maybe they’re just embarrassed by their awkward looking primary logo, but that’s not a good enough excuse for putting “Jags” on the helmet.
Now another unspoken uniform law they broke: please, for the love of all that is holy, do NOT put an italic font on your uniform, even if it is just the chest text. To me, I think it looks uneven.
They did straighten out the numbers on the new Adidas uniforms, but the overall uniforms with the weird lettering just do not look good.
If they fixed those two issues, they wouldn’t be where they are now on my rankings.
All of these uniforms have potential to be something great, but I don’t think they’ve lived up to their potential.