Maryland's New Uniforms: Legit

By DJ Byrnes on September 20, 2013 at 11:27a

It's weird to think Maryland will be B1G next year. These jerseys aren't the worst Maryland will ever wear, but man... there's getting to be too much red in the B1G. 

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xFactor11's picture

Well I do think they are better than they were before. But that's not saying much.

Unky Buck's picture

I'm digging these helmets. They are pretty snazzy. Infinitely better than these atrocities...

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

buckeyedude's picture

Frankly Unky Buck, I don't see where they're all that much different. They both remind me of the graffiti I see on the sides of trains, when I constantly get stopped by them.
Too busy.



Unky Buck's picture

I'm not saying I'm a formal authority on any of this, but being an artist, I tend to have an eye for things like this so let me explain my viewpoint. There are a couple major differences, and again, it's the subtlety that I'm seeing. They darkened the entire helmet. The old one was strictly the pure colors from the flag and they clashed when arranged the way they did it. By darkening it, they bring it more towards the neutral side of the spectrum and make it flow a little better. This definitely makes it easier on the eyes in terms of the color spectrum. They also incorporated varying levels of "grain" like you'd see in wood to allow the helmet to flow together. Before it was 2 very different images with an abrupt end to each. This grain effect help create some continuity between both images.
Now I understand the busy aspect of it and not everyone will like it because they think of graffiti or Nascar, but I think they did really good job with it for the reasons above. I'm also a fan of really good graffiti, so that certainly helps.

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

Maestro's picture

All I can think of is NASCAR.

vacuuming sucks

Bucksfan's picture

Was gonna say the same thing.  It's like they got them done at a rural custom bike shop.  All it's missing are flames that don't look like real flames at all.

OurHonorDefend09's picture

The Maryland state flag is a questionable combination of a Black/Gold Nascar Flag and the Red/White Cross from the crusades. Together, they make one of the most awful state flags I've ever seen.

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Denny's picture

Maryland's flag is easily a top-5 state flag.
Fun Fact: contrary to popular belief, Maryland's flag outdates Nascar.


Nick's picture

Ohio's flag is easily #1

Jonnferrell's picture

Ohio has a pennant--not a flag.

"I miss Brady Hoke."

Bucksfan's picture

Pennants ARE flags!

741's picture

NASCAR, or an NHL goalie's helmet.
That said, I think the jersey is 100% improved over the former versions.
The whole superhero motif the kids are apparently into these days makes me laugh. What's next, pajamas with footies in them? You millenials are such a coddled bunch - 12th place "participation" ribbons and whatnot. Have a juicebox and mommy will cut the crust off of your sandwich. You people are less "Superman" and more super douche. (I keed.)

Defiance J's picture

That was good. 

buckeyedude's picture

Great post on the "Millenials."(I think that's what they call the teens and twentysomethings of today)
BTW, haven't we had enough "superhero" movies and vampire movies over the last two decades? Geez.



mh277907's picture

I think that the helmets would have looked better without Maryland spraypainted on the back of them.


4thandinches's picture

My thoughts exactly. 

I wasn't born a Buckeye but I became one as fast as I could. 

lljjgg's picture

Interesting! The MARYLAND print was the only thing about the helmets I actually liked, myself.

Never been a huge fan of the Maryland flag on the helmets, not so much because I don't appreciate the state pride, but just that I find the color combo (yellow + black, and red + white) to be kind of tacky. Though I'm sure (or suspect) that there's a meaning behind those original color choices when it came to the flag itself.

Jelligrim's picture

Makes me hungry for McDonald's

spqr2008's picture

It's the crest of Lord Baltimore, the Catholic noble who was granted the charter to establish an English Colony in Maryland by King Charles I.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Were those helmets airbrushed at the State Fair? 

sb97's picture

I think my eyes are bleeding.

Grayskullsession's picture

When will the room stop spinning?

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osubuck57's picture

Unis are cool, not digging the helmets though. Call me old fashioned.


phxbuck's picture

You're old fashioned. 

Maestro's picture

vacuuming sucks

jenks's picture

They look like nascar helmets

RoyMunson's picture

Looks like they had the redneck at their local mall airbrush paint their helmets.

Maestro's picture

Would you say it looks like someone "Munsoned" their helmets?

vacuuming sucks

phxbuck's picture

Oh are you talking about Roy Munson?  I think he's coaching at West Virginia these days. 

ChazBuckeye's picture

Old and new....just hideous IMO. 

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OSUStu's picture

Is still bad.  Those helmets look like they were spray painted by a carnie.

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At least we'll be able to pick out the Terp players who suck the most when they come to the Shoe LOL. How could you miss those things?

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

OSUBias's picture

Regarding too much red in the BIG, I still maintain my stance that the divisions should have been "Shades of Red" and "Other Colors".
RED!!: OSU, Rutgers, Maryland, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Minne (it's a bit of a stretch, they have maroon)
Other: TTUN, MSU, Purdon't, PSU, Iowa, Northwestern, Illinois

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hail2victors9's picture

That's actually a pretty even alignment.
Maybe Chevelle should sing a song about it.

Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!

~Bo Schembechler

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

The other division could be called the Black and Blue division...if it wasn't for Sparty. is used to make green...

Class of 2010.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

A pox on the house of Rutgers for their pathetic attempt to copy Ohio State's look.

MN Buckeye's picture

As long as the B1G does not go with 50 shades of gray.

FROMTHE18's picture

Be cool to see an Ohio state flag rendition. IMO, the Ohio's flag is superior to all other state flags, but Marylands is pretty cool.

Ludwig Yards's picture

I know I'm middle-aged but those are the dumbest-looking clown-outfits-posing-as-uniforms I've ever seen. The kids must dig 'em.

buckeyedude's picture

I turn 49 today(no lie). GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



CCatanzaro's picture

Hey, happy birthday, BD!  

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MarylandPride's picture

Yeah. The kids love them.

holtzy's picture

They look like X-Games type helmets.  Way to much going on for a football helmet.


More like crash-test dummies

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

razrback16's picture

They need to change their name from Terrapins to Court Jesters.

Gametime's picture

Yea I agree with the way too much Red sentiment.
I mean it's bad enough that Nebraska & Wisky are damn near identical, Rutgers Scarlet Knights share a shade of red with us and have recently implemented silver into their color scheme.
Now we've got Maryland coming in with this crap.
Hopefully they'll stick to wearing the black or yellow versions of these that will come out eventually. 

Between goals and achievement is discipline and consistency. That fire you have inside to do whatever you love is placed there by God. Now go claim it. ~ Denzel Washington

rampageripster's picture

I'm from Maryland, and we f-ing love our state flag (with good reason, it's badass).  I own a pair of chucks with the flag hand-painted on them, and I hang a flag in my bedroom.
All for more Maryland flag stuff on Terp uniforms.

Cause I couldn't go for three

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Wearing the same won't help them duplicate Ohio State's success.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

As much as I hate contemporary football fashion, the original Maryland Pride uniform wasn't too bad, but this new one looks trashy. I wish we could have just one season where both the NCAA and NFL wear traditional looking uniforms for one whole season. 

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

The original helmets would have worked a lot better if they hadn't carried the pattern over to the jerseys. Make the helmet their iconic look but pair it with solid (red, black or white) tops.
The new version is just messy & cluttered.

D. Anthony's picture

Yellow and Red only works for fast food. See McDonald's, BK and Wendy's 

D. Anthony

DaiTheFlu's picture

The only red that matters in the B1G is the red from the blood of each team that gets crushed by Ohio State on the way to the 2013 National Championship.

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

Bucksfan's picture

Maryland, if you're reading this, go're drunk.
Bucksfan...drunk on Oktoberfest beer, Zinzinnati.

Bucksfan's picture

I don't know why that posted twice...probably because I'm drunk and should go home.  GO BUCKS!

otrain2416's picture

Those Uni's are sick nice job maryland

We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.


Does anyone else think they ripped off Eric Glover-Williams with that Superman undershirt?

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

At least they are better than the ones they wore last year. 

DefendYoungstown's picture

Maryland is going to need more than fancy unis to compete in the B1G...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

Hovenaut's picture

They just need to get that mascot in line, and then they'll truly be nasty....

buckeyedude's picture

OMG that's hilarious, Hov. I've never seen a turtle like that with cartoon-like eyes.



Jonnferrell's picture

He really got off the line fast.  Needs to play for the Maryland OL.

"I miss Brady Hoke."

collisionbend's picture

Those new helmets are ugly, but still aren't as ugly as Michigan's...

"There's a fine line between perception and reality." -- Luke Fickell

causeicouldntgo43's picture

We won't really notice the color next year as they will be hidden under a pile of scarlet and grey all day long......