Michigan In All Maze To Be Worse Than Maryland’s Hideous Medieval Times Look?
The revelation that Michigan – traditional Michigan – will be wearing all maze-colored uniforms, head-to-toe, for its season opener against Florida is not just a sign that the design and color schemes of college football uniforms have gotten out of control but it brings up an interesting question.
What team (or teams) will have the ugliest uniforms of 2017?
If Michigan doesn’t get the top honor on opening weekend it could well be its opponent, Florida. The Gators will be wearing all blue unis, jerseys and pants, with a white helmet. They’ve donned the all-blue before but with the orange “Gators” helmets.
Neither looks very good in my opinion – at least have a little contrast – but at least it beats the all-black uniforms worn by too many teams (Missouri and Vanderbilt are two prime examples of why this should not be allowed to happen).
Of course, it will take something really hideous to knock Maryland off the #1 spot in the ugliest uniforms standings. Those Medieval Times patterns on the helmet, jerseys and even shoes are just too awful to look at, even worse so than the play of the team.
Still, if you’ve got a team as bad as Maryland, coming up with a whacky uniform is about the only way to stand out with recruits. But when a school like Michigan stoops to it, the sport has reached a new low.
Could it be that the Wolverines are actually emulating arch-rival Ohio State, another traditional school that has stooped to the alternate uniform level? Those uniforms the Buckeyes wore in last year’s game with UM with dark gray helmets were almost enough to make a close game unwatchable. Turn the head and turn up the sound!
The school that pretty much started this fad, Oregon, has announced it will go only with “traditional colors” for 2017. But not traditional styles, as evidenced by the photo in this post.