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Has anyone seen these things? Look towards the bottom of the page...
I like that helmet! I only hope the uni matches up to it as well.
I kinda like the Illinois helmet --- their current helmet is so outdated.
For OSU, I've always wanted to see a special alternative uniform for night games --- maybe all black, or grey. Not a lot of teams have grey as one of their primary colors --- they should incorporate some grey unis, like the basketball team finally did again. The basketball grey unis look cool.
"You win with people." - Woody Hayes
I could see it with a black uni because the stripe on top is black :) One thing is for sure: It will drive the traditionalists crazy..I like them though.
Champions Bleed Scarlet & Gray
Eh, not my favorite. I appreciate it when we honor past teams. I like that tradition and have no problem seeing that continue. Get some big buckeye leafs on them again...
I am usualy all about tradition. I have to admit that the Buckeye helmet caused me to lose comfort along my inseam.
I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.
yup, I'm a traditionalist. That's what makes The Ohio State University great -- we suit up and get it done on the field and not worry about how it looks. We respect and honor our past. All these other schools with their pretty little uniforms -- they are like a bunch of school girls getting excited about their prom.
This is football, man. Stop with the tweeting and checking yourself out in the mirror, and just hit hard, run hard, stay out of trouble, and win football games. I can't believe it's come to this. It just reminds me that I really am getting old :(
I liked it. There is nothing wrong with a little change for one game. Go Bucks!!!
An embaressment to college football and THEosu.
I'm not a traditionalist and I found that hideous.
will look really go if the Silver Bullets play lights out during that game
i like it.... furthermore, fresh unis can def help recruiting.... kids like that stuff
mark may wins douchebag of the year... again
Thats the first piece of pro combat gear (minus the gloves) that arent ugly
I think the OSU helmet will look good paired with a uniform. Kinda weird looking by itself.
I am more a fan of the Illinois and Rutgets helmets.
The worst was the Iowa uniforms lol.
Not bad, but someone could certainly do better.
Class of 2010.
Probably the minority here, but I think all chrome helmets (ala Oregon in the Rosebowl) would be better.
Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!
That helmet makes me want to throw up on myself.
I love the new helmet. That thing would be so sick during a night game.
I wouldn't cheer for Michigan if they were playing the Taliban.
I'm glad they're experimenting with liquid metal, but I don't like the diamond plate or the black stripes. I'm holding out hope that Nike desides to give us our own simple version of the Oregon Rose Bowl helmets. Liquid metal, our standard center stripe. That would be so clean.
Class of 2008
I'm a traditionalist....I don't like it. It kinda reminds me of something Gene Simmons would wear on stage. There should be a ridiculously huge tongue coming out of the face mask...then it would 'rock'!
"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."
lol @ IRRICOIR...same here. WOW that think looks sick as hell.
17 year olds like it. That's all that matters, all that should matter.
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^thats what im sayin ua buckeye
I am with UAbuckeye
I dig the diamond plating, but no so sure on the middle helmet strip. I'd like to see just straight diamond plating, with maybe a buckeye leaf or scarlet numbers on the side.
Interested to see what uniform they design for us, though. I would dig a dark gray/black color scheme with scarlet and white accents, though. Maybe something like a dark gray top with scarlet letters/numbers with white surround and black accents, with black pants?
I'd love to see a matte gray or black helmet with a large buckeye leaf on the side, though an all chrome with single stripe would be nice too.
I thought it was cool.
I still would like to see throwbacks that have some black in them.
@CHAD - I think that would just be an awesome alternate uni, in general. Matte helmet with one big buckeye leaf, or the old diamond "Ohio" logo. Something timeless, yet unique; winking at our past, but modern enough to not seem stuck in it.
That OHIO STATE HELMET is rockin'.....The Buckeyes should really get it !
I actually like the chrome, but don't much care for the diamond plating. It looks like a truck bed tool box lol. I LOVED last year's helmet, but think a chrome one would be awesome.
That helmet sucked. Hail and Scott i'm w/ you two.
I know there's a game saturday, and my ass will be there.
No, sir. I don't like it. I love seeing the Buckeyes take the field in their traditional unis, which are, in my biased opinion, the best unis in any level of football. Have to admit, seeing the scarlet and gray take the field as one unit, with all those silver and stripe helmets rockin back and forth gets me pumped!
Its not a bad looking helmet minus the chrome facemask....
Chrome helmet, black (or red) facemask, invert the colors on the helmet stripe, keep the buckeye stickers.
"Have you earned your buckeye today?"
Hate It! Way too "busy".
Of course, Maryland.... ahlalalalh lol!
I personally would like to see matte gunmetal gray helmet with a moderate sized deep scarlet block "O" in the center, with a scarlet facemask. Imagine how cool the buckeye leaves would look on the side. You think anyone wants get hit helmet-to-helmet by someone wearing that bad-boy?....Forget about it!!
I'm not a traditionalist, but I really like our normal helmets. I'll reserve judgment until I see the whole uniform. I wasn't a fan at first glance though.
@Bucks43201, I'm also a big fan of the gray basketball uniforms and would really like to see an alt gray uniform for football.
I couldn't disagree more with anyone who says these will look good. Why change it...??? Nike should just stick with shoes or making Oregon's uni's. I'm not sure about all of you, but Maryland's were horrible and I'm not a big fan of any of these alternative uni's. Personally don't think OSU should use them, but then again...I'm not the one collecting fat checks from Nike for using these.
"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."
"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."
Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987
oregon and maryland unis- stupid. boise state's field- stupid.
when did corporate america decide to juxtapose the maculinity of football with the nonsense that is fashion? make your statements with how you play, not with these outlandish eccentricities that belong on a runway in milan.
also, i'm still pissed off that they took the gray sleeve stripes off the home unis. our colors aren't red and black. baseball, apple pie, and deeply-ingrained tradition: that's what america is all about, and i hate when people mess with what i love about the greatest goddamn country in the history of civilization.
I don't think it's about fashion as much as it is about swagger.
The main change to the uniforms should be that in the game against ttun, we wear scarlet and they wear blue, every game no matter where it is played.
I don't hate it. Thought I would, but I don't. They would be sick at night under the lights. Pair them up with an all black uniform and you instantly gain + 1 intimidation factor.
I think making the helmet all chrome instead of grey would be fanatastic, especially with the stripe and buckeye leaves... I also think a black uniform would be crazy cool
I like the change for a game but not as a keeper
Wherever you are, there you be!
I don't want James Hetfield's guitar on football players' heads.
no game has ever been won by a team's uniform. no game has ever been lost by a team's uniform. no player has ever played better or worse because of the color of a uniform. so, unnecessary and completely silly changes.
I'm all for alternate uniforms and helmets but I don't dig this one much. Maybe I'll change my mind if I see it with a whole alternate uniform set but this just looks gaudy and tacky (not to mention a ripoff of some of the Oregon sets) to me. I think there's some better ideas; I like Chad's ideas mentioned above. I wouldn't mind seeing alternates with a logo on the helmet, either a Block O or a buckeye leaf or something. Like a chrome-ish red helmet with a gray block O or buckeye leaf or all silver chrome helmet or the matte as Chad mentioned. How about a matte red helmet with a chrome silver block O, stripe, and face mask anyone?? I also like the idea of incorporating some more gray and wouldn't mind incorporating black as an alternate.
@mastermiind - That's a very oversimplified view on it. No they don't win the "on the field" game...but they win many "off the field" games. Recruiting being a notable one. Kids like the "new and cool." This also increases exposure for Ohio State as it's at the least just another reason for tOSU to be a topic of discussion (much like Oregon's uniforms are often a topic of discussion just in themselves. Their uniforms have increased their exposure). The other off the field win of having alternate uniforms is having lucrative deals with Nike who is a name brand that certainly moves the meter for everyone in the world. Nike also provides the latest and greatest technology for uniforms, equipment, gear etc. which does help on the field and is also a recruiting draw. It's also a tactic that (much like pro bball players changing their numbers) gives new products for fans to buy, adding revenue which can then go toward keeping certain things like football facilities in elite shape as some of the best in the country. It's not a coincidence that after Kobe changed his number he immediately went to #1 in jersey sales...people want to have the newest and latest. This gives tOSU fans more merch/jerseys to buy....and they most definitely will buy.
Also I should mention that I very much like our uniforms and helmets already and am not suggesting we have a new set for every game but maybe just for a couple games a year (an away alternate and a home alternate or maybe an alternate for the bowl game).
That helmet is over the top but I would be all for an all black uni with S&G trim for a night game or 2. That would be pretty cool IMO...
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