Phenomenal Swag: Nike Concept Jerseys

By DJ Byrnes on February 21, 2014 at 11:01a
158 Comments

I think I've flip-flopped on alternate jerseys. I used to believe Ohio State's basic uniforms bordered on military regalia, and it bordered on blasphemy to alter them. While I still believe the regalia part, it's not as if OSU's jerseys have been the same since the 1920s; change is an inevitable part of life. Alternate jerseys, it would seem, are here to stay. I don't think I mind.

These jerseys from @NikeBased — so they must come from Nike, amirite? — turned up on Twitter today, and although they leave me missing the scarlet stripe down the center of the helmet, I think they're absolutely phenomenal. 

BEAST

The Buckeye leaves on the shorts and the black visor/facemask are SICK (that's slang for awesome), in my humble opinion.

I also like what the artist did with Michigan's jerseys. I give you the Great Lakes design:

BUMS

Not sure if I'm a fan of the M on the front of the helmet that looks like it was drawn with a pencil, but other than that, these are the freshest Michigan jerseys I've ever seen. It's a good thing Michigan sold their soul to Adidas, because these jerseys are way too cool for them to ever be donned by a team coached by Brady Hoke.

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mh277907's picture

DJ - do you know when these go on sale??

buckeyebobcat

+2 HS
DJ Byrnes's picture

I think they're just prototypes. Don't think they'd go on sale — outside of some Chinese hustle website — unless they were picked up by Ohio State to wear.

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

mh277907's picture

Wow looks like OSU might pick them up. I can't link the article but I read it on the Onion.

buckeyebobcat

+15 HS
Mizzillion's picture

Those are worse than these....  Bad.

 

+10 HS
HeuermanTheFireman's picture

These aren't real. I will try to find the guys twitter after work. He makes a bunch of then and then these twitter pages tweet them like the are legit.

Breathe easy everyone.

The person responsible for toes clearly wanted you to stub them.

+1 HS
BeijingBucks's picture

I'll see what I can do with the guy down the street...

 

 

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. ~ John Milton

BuckeyeStrong2's picture

There are MANY other concept uniforms out there that are better than that monstrosity. 

+14 HS
Carson's picture

I'd rather see a gray alt uni before a black one.

What about this?

+2 HS
Killer nuts's picture

Cue the "Get off my lawn" commentariat battling the "new school/kids love these things" clan

+10 HS
OSUStu's picture

Indeed.

 

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

+14 HS
Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

It actually appears that these monstrosities have united everyone under a common banner of horror & disgust.

Even the black uniform cabal is aghast.

+4 HS
M Man's picture

My advice; claim that the O is for "Oregon."  You're welcome.

+3 HS
bishop072's picture

I for one will let Daniel Bryan speak for me on  these generic unis:

 

+2 HS
GoBucks713's picture

 

-The Aristocrats!

+4 HS
DLB1276's picture

I like the pants if you remove the red stripe. The jerseys are too busy for my taste.

+3 HS
JakeBuckeye's picture

Count me as someone who loves when we have alternate uniforms, but thinks these are horrible. 

+5 HS
buckeyeEddie27's picture

I'm all for alternate uni's once in a while but I do not like these.

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

+2 HS
GoBucks10's picture

Seriously? Our boys wearing black? We aren't University of Cincinnati.

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

+6 HS
Spoon's picture

Those are freaking horrible.  Easily the worst I've seen for Ohio State.  Worse than those power ranger ones they used a few years ago.  How anybody could use the adjective "phenomenal" in relation to these is mind-numbing.

The ones for mushigin are horrible too, so I hope they use them.  A lot.

+1 HS
WezBuck28's picture

I noticed those UM jerzee's are made by Nike, but UM is sponsored by adidas..so I don't think that's going to happen..

+1 HS
albinomosquito's picture

I've said it before, but I think the Block 'O' with the Buckeye leaf would make an excellent official logo for the University.

+6 HS
Spoon's picture

I prefer the alumni version of it with the slender leaves at the top.

+1 HS
NoVA Buckeye's picture

Sorry, but these look WAY too much like hockey jerseys to be taken seriously. I think you've been watching way too much Olympic hockey that you're enjoying these because of familiarity

Know that I wouldn't buy any of these if they went on sale to the public. They just look too... ugh

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

stittracer99's picture

First thing I thought is that it looks like it should be piloting USA1 down the bobsledding course.

+1 HS
741's picture

Is it April 1st already?

+6 HS
741's picture

Also, is it time for the 11W ministry of information to lock DJ down to a maximum of two columns per week? (Or less.)

I keed.

+8 HS
Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

No kidding.

There needs to be an intervention because he's clearly mixing bath salts & Krocodil.

+7 HS
GoBucks713's picture

 

-The Aristocrats!

+8 HS
InvertMyVeer's picture

Barf 

Football is complicated...

+2 HS
andretolstoy's picture

It just keeps getting worse.

+2 HS
CCatanzaro's picture

I like some of the alternate jerseys, but these are terrible in my opinion.  Way too much going on.  I think the gray number on the top corner and the Buckeye leaf on the Block O make this hard to even look at.

Dairy-fed intellect and pure, unhinged sass.

 

+1 HS
Murse_Matt's picture

This is my sentiment as well.  The gray number reminds me of some Cincinnati Bearcats/CUSA/no-tradition program with its font, but it is coupled with the ultra-traditional "block O" with leaves design. It's like a plaid shirt with striped pants, they just don't blend well. 

I don't think I'd mind a design with a big block O on it, but not with a bunch of fancy modern twists. 

The Michigan jerseys are awesome though! I love the great lakes design. The only thing I don't like is the "gray for gray's sake" version.

cinserious's picture

Its funny how now that UC's basketball team is finally back in the top ten this year, everybody is taking every opportunity to bash them, even though the topic has nothing to do with UC.

Gone ham, be back soon...

-1 HS
Murse_Matt's picture

I'm sorry, I actually wasn't even aware of UC's basketball ranking. 

My point is that their athletic attire is of the worst sort. They're trying to look modern and cool with their numbering font, but this font was barely cool when it was introduced with the C-paw in 1990. Now it's something akin to Uncle Rico, who thinks he's cool but is oblivious to how outdated he looks:

 

buckifishr's picture

Nice try little brother, this had nothing to do with rankings. Buckeyes have always thought your team looks ridiculous.

cinserious's picture

Don't cry when my #7 ranked Bearcats beat #11 L'Ville on ESPN today at noon! This will then parlay into a 1 or 2 seed in the NCAA tourney. How's Aaron Craft's team doing again? Will they even be ranked come March Madness?

Gone ham, be back soon...

robinson819's picture

Would love to see OSU rock black but just not those jerseys. The all black version of the red ones we wore at the Orange Bowl are nice.

+1 HS
njclebuckeye5's picture

I'm 20, love alternate jerseys, and think these are horsesh*t.

Some masterful photoshop work right here. I hope you're trolling DJ.

Lobs it to the endzone... Touchdown Devin Smith!!

+1 HS
JozyMozy's picture

Agreed. yeah, DJ has to be trolling. Whoever threw these together was like "oh yeah, needs a number," saw the Cincinnati Bearcats unis, and was like "sure, that's a good font." Probably got bored and forgot to do the helmet, too.

I mean, these things are like a Brundlefly amalgamation of a hockey jersey, a football uniform design template, around 6 Arena Football League 2 VHS tapes from 2001, and the gaudiest Block O they could find.  IT HURTS TO LIVE

+2 HS
Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

+1 for The Fly shout out

+1 HS
TicoVersion1's picture

This whole post is a joke, right?

+3 HS
Mizzillion's picture

<<Checks for Sarcasm font>>  hmmm... no. <<checks calendar>>  no... it's not April 1....

Forced to conclude that you are trolling, DJ (and a magnificent example, indeed), because those are the worst unis I've seen. The. Worst.

+5 HS
sivaDavis's picture

It took me an hour and 15 minutes to scroll down this page on my iPhone just to say...

...these are terrible. 

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

+7 HS
Johnny-Shane_Utah-Falco's picture

Hideous!

I like things subtle, myself...and this O logo is just waaaay to large. Man, it's ugly.

Plus, all of the dirty potheads will start wearing them....no thanks to that demographic.  :)

-2 HS
KBonay's picture

Dear Nike-

Addias called.  They want their uniform back.
 

+3 HS
CRAFTFORTHESTEAL's picture

 

Iowa's fansite did something like this for all the teams last year. No way these are real, Michigan is still under contract with ADIDAS anyway.

Pay It Forward!

+1 HS
Stinson's picture

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....

no.

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium." -Wayne Woodrow Hayes

+3 HS
Chise47's picture

The real question is: Would it help in recruiting like it has Oregon ?

I really am not a fan of that style, but it's the 17-19 year olds who it would sway. So, for a game or two a year, I could stomach it.

-1 HS
JakeBuckeye's picture

Myth: Our alternate uniforms significantly affect our recruiting.

+2 HS
Chise47's picture

I'm glad U R around Jake so I can be taught what is factually mythical & sleep easier at night.

Thanks pal !!!

JakeBuckeye's picture

Factually mythical?

Oxymoron

Seems a bit off to me.

In all seriousness, I didn't mean to rub you the wrong way. I just don't think alternate uniforms help or hurt our recruiting efforts.

+4 HS
CCatanzaro's picture

I agree, to an extent.  However, the old "slippery slope" argument comes to mind.  What starts as one game, becomes 2, becomes 4, becomes a staple.  *shudder*

Dairy-fed intellect and pure, unhinged sass.

 

buckifishr's picture

Already happened. We wore the Christmas ornament helmets four times last year

+2 HS
buckeyeEddie27's picture

Terrible.  

Also,  Are those Golf Gloves?  WTF am I looking at?

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

+6 HS
bedheadjc's picture

There is something totally wrong about the number font on both jerseys...doesn't work at all.

The OSU jersey looks like a leftover Texas Tech/Cincinnati top with our logo taped to it.

Strangely the State of Mich outline thing is turning me on.

AND GOML

+4 HS
Maffro's picture

These are absolutely disgusting (I mean that literally), despite my love for the Block O + Buckeye leaves logo. The Michigan ones are ugly too.

+3 HS
Hovenaut's picture

 

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

+16 HS
RunEddieRun1983's picture

Good christ those are awful.  Get rid of the "O" put the number in the middle and it's not so bad.  Yeck!

I don't always downvote, but I do always downvote a Michigan fan trolling the Buckeye boards.

+4 HS
SilverState's picture

Exactly. Take of the Block O and add different colored gloves. Would be pretty sweet.

UrbanCulture's picture

Generally horrible but i do like the buckeye leafs on the shoulder

+1 HS
vwhiegs57's picture

Ok, I'm do enjoy most of the Elite uni's, but these are not cutting it! Now something like Scarlet jerseys (numbers in regular spot) in the design concept above and over the shoulder pads keeping the leaf HS look but with grey background and doing the pants from above concept uni in scarlet and grey I believe would look sweet! just not a fan of the ALL Black looks.

mobboss1984's picture

I have to one up you on this one. I immediately started laughing.

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee
 

Sportpaco's picture

I am on the side of tradition. Leave the black unis to TBDBITL. 

+3 HS
Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

I think they're absolutely phenomenal. 

 

 

m5987usus's picture

I love the alternate black jersey Idea, but not these

O-H!

Jason Gruber's picture

These are SICK!! I think if they change the black to grey, most people would sing a different tune. 

"You win with People" Woody Hayes

Gray Box's picture

Mr. Design Junkie did do an all gray version back in 2011:

All Gray

 

+5 HS
Stinson's picture

Ewwww STAAHHHPPPPPPP

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium." -Wayne Woodrow Hayes

buckifishr's picture

Gray or black, still looks awful

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Looks like the cover of a Trapper Keeper circa 1991

+2 HS
Jason Gruber's picture

LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!

"You win with People" Woody Hayes

SoCalBuck26's picture

Yes please.  I love these!!!!!!

+1 HS
logamaniac's picture

there are more swooshes than identifiable buckeye logos i don't care what color it is this is ugly

+3 HS
mobboss1984's picture

They are OK. It's ok to try something new. I like a change of looks every once in a while. With these young kids now and days, they will like them too. Oregon has been doing this for a couple years now and it's been great. But I will say we shouldn't forget our original look. Wear these during a night rivalry game then hang them up until the next.

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee
 

DJ Byrnes's picture

Damn, the haters are fierce today.

 

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

mobboss1984's picture

I like em a little bit. Take away the nike symbol on the below the O.

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee
 

+1 HS
HomeBrewed's picture

 

Clever Statement

+10 HS
buckeyeEddie27's picture

THOSE UNI'S ARE MADE OUTTA 100% RAT ASS!

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

+4 HS
Unky Buck's picture

And poorly made, even by rat "ass" standards.

 

...

+1 HS
mobboss1984's picture

The helmets are beautiful!

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee
 

-3 HS
mobboss1984's picture

Need more grey in the design.

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee
 

+1 HS
johnblairgobucks's picture

I like the jerseys. Put chrome buckeye stickers all over that helmet and i'd be all for it.

-1 HS
vitaminB's picture

I see a lot of swooshes, but I guuuuaaaarooonteeee those were designed by the folks at Under Armour.

+2 HS
DefenceWinsChampionships's picture

I'm always a fan of alt jerseys... that being said, I think these are terrible. The designer is trying to do way too much. Any jersey that replaces the front number looks ridiculous in my mind, especially when its replaced with a green leaf and a brown buckeye that shouldn't be anywhere near a black uniform. The shoulder number also is poorly done, but I suppose that had to cram a number on there somewhere. The one aspect I do like is the buckeye sticker shoulder design. If there ever was a black uni, that looks pretty slick. Losing the helmet strip is another huge no-no in my book. Looking at that uniform I feel no real connection with OSU... and thats a problem.

They need to keep it simple. replace the block O with gray numbers outlined in red, make the shoulders mirror images, and slap a glossy red and gray helmet strip and I may be sold.

+2 HS
moopdawg's picture

Ohio State -- Scarlet and Gray.  I like it when we just stick to the basics and play sound football.  Not a fan of these swaggy uniforms.

+1 HS
Earle's picture

 

Italics are for emphasis.

+4 HS
buck i's picture

Needs more Comic Sans.

+7 HS
ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Those uniforms are absolutely hideous.

Class of 2010.

OSUBias's picture

You know it's February when the alternate jersey outrage trolling is out in full force. Love the reactions, the golf glove one in particular.

The fact that this is fake and never going to happen aside, I love the buckeye stickers on the shoulder pads and pants. Very cool.

Shitter's full

KBonay's picture

I do like the buckeye leaves. Similar to the Men's US Hockey jersey:

 

+1 HS
RoyMunson's picture

Nobody can seriously think these are acceptable.

+1 HS
HotSauceCommittee's picture

I certainly do not mean this as in insult, but I was wondering those that are hating on these jerseys and some of the other alternate jersey options, what age bracket do you fall into? I am nearing 40 so I am no young pup myself.

These are sick and nasty!  These are slang words meaning great. I would love to see these used once per season or something for a night game. Black on Black is the new Black. Not to be confused with Orange is the New Black because that is a tv show.

 Now the UM options are sick and nasty. No slang words used here. #stupidmittenstate

 

 

-1 HS
HotSauceCommittee's picture

Now the Browns jerseys are horrid.

UrbanPirate's picture

I think wearing black just for black's sake is a cop out. Leave it for schools that need a gimmick to feel like they belong in national conversations (i.e. UCLA, UNC, etc.)

 

Just... Go Bucks.

    

+5 HS
GoBucks713's picture

I think wearing black just for black's sake is a cop out.

 

-The Aristocrats!

+11 HS
teddyballgame's picture

I wish they'd stop trying to make black happen.

It's not a school color and it shouldn't be used for more than minor outline/trim.

+1 HS
GoBucks713's picture

 

-The Aristocrats!

+11 HS
CCatanzaro's picture

Are these made by Nike or Jnco?

Dairy-fed intellect and pure, unhinged sass.

 

+2 HS
GoBucks713's picture

DJ,  your pal Big Nut wouldn't be caught dead in that thing, so what in the hell are you thinking.

-The Aristocrats!

+2 HS
Gray Box's picture

Not to burst anyone's bubble, but everyone does realize that these aren't actually Nike prototype jerseys right? These are done by Dettrick Maddox aka Mr. Design Junkie. Besides, Adidas does _ichigan's jersey's, not Nike... His _ichigan design has been around since before last season too. Also, the Ohio State jersey has been around since 2011. The black version might have been created as recently as last December, but click on the picture and you can see several from 2011.

OSU

+10 HS
KBonay's picture

And here I thought it couldn't look any worse....ouch....

+3 HS
Hovenaut's picture

Looks like a step closer to playing RollerBall:

 

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

+5 HS
Gray Box's picture

His Browns jerseys look even closer to Rollerball!

Browns

 

+3 HS
Hovenaut's picture

Chills.

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

Furious George 27's picture

Those are some tiny players.

Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man.

+1 HS
Buckeye419er's picture

I got it... let's put a helmet, on our pantttttss... eh eh... you like??

osubuckeye4life's picture

What does three Boron attoms have to do with the Brownies?

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

TSUN squares off against Oregon State in the 2015 Fight Hunger Bowl

+1 HS
Ericgobucks's picture

Ha you beat me to it. I was going to say didn't anyone notice Michigan has had an exclusive contract with Adidas since about 2007?? 

andretolstoy's picture

Why. In the name of everything truthful, just, and American would Ohio State wear a black uniform? What does the color black have to with THE Ohio State University? There's nothing 'good' about abruptly wearing black and pretending that is some form of 'hard ass' statement or even cool.

Why can't we just be normal, look normal, and punch the other teams in their nose and run all over them? Why are we in a perpetual state of fashion transition? We're not Oregon? We beat Oregon and their fashion sense ALL THE TIME.

Crimany!

+2 HS
logamaniac's picture

because it would be so fetch

stubbzzz's picture

I think the color black is to Ohio State what houndstooth or checkerboard or whatever is to Alabama.  Both of our Iconic coaches wore it on their hats, and its now a small part of our tradition.

Buc Nasty's picture

Different doesn't = ugly. These uniforms are swagged out. Ditch the white gloves for the full blackout effect. 

+5 HS
sivaDavis's picture

The main reason I don't like these jerseys is because you used the term swagged out to describe them. I would love for them to swag the hell out of Columbus and never come back.

 

You wanna see swagged out? Look at our Buckeyes road uniforms.

 

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

+9 HS
JDunc686's picture

You just said you didn't like the black uniforms because someone used the term "swagged out" to describe them, then turned around and used the same term to describe uniforms that you do like??? 

 

+3 HS
sivaDavis's picture

Just using his term so that he could easily familiarize what I was trying to say. 

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

Jack Fu's picture

Yeah, so, these are horrible.

+2 HS
schneidzzz's picture

Is that a swoosh on your pants or are you just happy to see me?  Those are awful and the giant Nike swooshes thrown all over them make them even worse.  I agree with Albinomosquito though, I do like the idea of the Block O with buckeye leaves becoming the official logo over the arched Ohio State lettering though. 

+2 HS
Ericgobucks's picture

These jerseys are simply stupid. I think this is a "Clownish" idea of what uniforms should be. I would describe myself as mostly traditionalist, but I have came around on the jersey changes from 2005-2006. At first i hated taking gray off the sleeves, but it has really grown on me. I also think the slimmer, more athletic cut of the jerseys was badly needed. Seeing pics of 2002 I feel like the jerseys look baggy and are easy to grab.

 I would also say that our "alternate" uniforms are pretty bad-ass. I don't want to see them more than once or twice a year, but I do like them. Now the pro-combat Nike produced for us in 2009 and 2010 are more marketing for Nike than actual tribute to older Ohio State uniforms. I didn't really care for those. 

+3 HS
45has2's picture

Black unis have become a cliche'. Anytime a team wants to portray themselves as tough, they trot out the black unis. I do like the huge block O and the Buckeye Leaf.

"I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people." -W.W. Hayes

BuckeyeB9B82501's picture

I like the black helmet IF you put a thick red stripe with 2 skinny chrome stripes (chrome, red stripe, chrome) and have red block O on 1 side and red #s on the other and have the buckeye leaves on the block O side. But thats about it. Maybe the previous black jerseys that came out early in the 2013 season with the helmet I just said might, a big might, look decent. But I too would rather keep to our traditions. We have the best unis in all of CFB, especially our away unis, so why change em?????

Buckeye Dynasty starts in 2014 baby !!!!!! GO BUCKS !!!!!!!! O - H - I - O

Jeeves's picture

I can only assume that this design junkie fellow is being ironic and trolling. If not I am not sure if I have ever seen a poorer display of design ability in my life. On second thought they are so brilliantly awful I am warming up to them. Maybe something this ugly needs to be done to end the alt uniform craze.

+2 HS
KLF Buckeye's picture

I wouldn't mind seeing the Block O with the Buckeye leaf integrated into an accent at the bottom of the pant striping, or at the hip on alternate unis, but no way should black be used more than sparingly on an Ohio State uniform.

route4buckeye's picture

Ugh traditionalists...

 

Okay, our regular uniforms are awesome. There is no doubt about that. However, what is wrong with some change? Some of you don't realize how much these alternate uniforms play into recruiting. I'm not saying a kid is going to commit because we break out a black jersey, but a kid sees that on TV, watches the game, sees the crowd, sets up a visit because of it. I just don't get the backlash on new threads. As long as they're not hideous, I don't see a problem.

 

However, these uniforms are fugly as hell.

+1 HS
ibuck's picture

Ohio State has many traditions, like Brutus, Block O, TBDBITL, the March On, Script Ohio, Hang on Sloopy, Buckeye Leaves, Senior Tackle, the Victory Bell, Carmen Ohio, Buckeye Grove, Mirror Lake, great coaches and players, throngs of fans, tailgating, and winning.

And classic uniforms. All part of the package.

Our honor defend, we will fight to the end !

+2 HS
gwalther's picture

Awesome.

Class of 2008

ibuck's picture

If football recruits are interested in a school just because of the changing design of their unis, let 'em go to Indiana, which offers a fashion design major, and has won the B1G twice. OTOH, if they want a long tradition of of winning, quality football, 7 national championships, 34 Conference championships, playing in a huge, 92-year-old stadium, for Hall of Fame coaches, a fabulous band (also with traditional uniforms), and steadfast fans, then welcome to Ohio State.

But if you want to be catered to, fussed over, and are ambivalent about being part of the team, the door for prima donnas is behind you.

Our honor defend, we will fight to the end !

+1 HS
route4buckeye's picture

Well see, that's kind of the point. It's not even about the uniforms. Think of it like this.

A 5* recruit out west who doesn't get much exposure to OSU watches us play Wisconsin/Michigan State/etc. in primetime on ABC wearing new uniforms. The kid is going to think the uniforms are cool first off. Then he starts to watch the game. Then he starts to see how awesome and loud our fans are. He sees the atmosphere. Then maybe the kid sets up a visit the next day. That's what it's about. Also Nike cashing in lol.

airmeyer's picture

Jeez those are hideous.  I can't even give that "designer" props for trying.  Nike comes up with some terrible junk, but it would never be as bad as these trashbags.

+1 HS
buckeyedude's picture

Nothing gets the natives restless like an alternate uniform thread.

Why is everyone hating on the large Block O and the pot leaf? I thought you all loved that logo?

 

 

-3 HS
Qujo's picture

Black uniforms are what you do to get attention. Generally non-top 5-10 programs do to garner highlights on TV. Even Oregon isn't a traditional top 10 program and they do this to possibly generate interest. USC, Oklahoma, Alabama, Meatchicken, Texas, Buckeyes don't do that shit. If you are a top tier program you don't wear the clown suits.

would love to see the buckeye leaf more incorporated in the actual uni but that is about it. 

If it's not already clear....HAIL NAW!

"Tough times don't last, tough people do" - Gregory Peck

+1 HS
ScarletNGrey01's picture

Make the block O and the buckeye leaf logo about 1/3 that size then get back to me.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

+1 HS
d gordon a's picture

bukeye leaf downsized and put on the shoulder pad

Shangheyed's picture

IF IT AIN'T BROKE....

+1 HS
harleymanjax's picture

 

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

+3 HS
swainpm's picture

Absolute abomination. tOSU needs to drop Nike and switch to UA. So sick of Nike trying to sell more sh@! at the expense of tradition. I don't believe UA has tried changing any power program jersey and they are now a conference affiliated company thanks to Maryland. Screw Phil Knight.

-2 HS
buckifishr's picture

I think you need to read the details again. This is not Nike, just some hack with marginal ms paint skills.

+2 HS
buckifishr's picture

Also, ua has been in the conference for storage while with northwestern. Based upon their uniforms as well as Maryland, not sure I want those bozos coming anywhere near whac.

+1 HS
buckeyedude's picture

Pastels. Yuch. Those colors went out with the 80s/90s, thankfully. Those colors remind me of my ex-mother-in-law. They're perfect for TTUN though. They represent the "softer, gentler TTUN" under Brady Hoke.

 

 

Roger's picture

I'm 99.9% certain DJ is trolling (either than or legally blind). This "concept" has clearly been done by an amateur and that should be obvious to even the most untrained eye.

It's actually pretty hilarious as parody of alternate uniforms but that's the maximum utility anyone could hope to enjoy from such a monstrosity (beyond the entertainment provided by people commenting on it). 

+3 HS
741's picture

Is it useful for 11W staff to troll their users? I'm a daily (multiple times a day if I'm honest) 11W reader and am really a lot less inclined to come to the site when it seems to be 80% DJ these days, especially when he's manufacturing nonsense like this.

DannyBeane's picture

This sums up my opinion

+2 HS
Buckeye_in_SEC_country's picture

I like the black matted helmet, but that's about it.  

mobboss1984's picture

All that matters is the fact these aren't going into production. It's a guy exercising his rights to use photoshop. They're ok, but thats it. Never going to see them. 

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee
 

SaudiBuckeye's picture

Looks like a holiday sweater knit by grandma.

Only a Buckeye truly understands what it means to bleed Scarlett and Gray

+1 HS
mtgerken's picture

Am I the only one that wants an OSU TTUN game with regular jerseys? They are so classic!

"Because I couldn't go for three!"

 

+2 HS
stubbzzz's picture

I always thought that if we did all black uniforms they should be based off of Woody's black ball cap that he always wore, with a block O in the middle.  simple and bad ass. maaaaaybe even use a single enlarged buckeye leaf sticker type thing on the shoulder pads or even the side of the helmet. that's why i'm so disappointed in these garbage bags with arm holes.  they are so busy they give me vertigo.  …eyes …barfing….

I still believe it could be done really well by someone with some talent.  maybe Walt could give it a shot and finally put this idea to rest?  he did an awesome job with these, http://www.elevenwarriors.com/2013/05/21852/ohio-state-football-reimagin...

If he can't do it, it can't be done.  Gametime did a great job with his ideas last year too.  what do you say fellas?

+1 HS
Tanner's picture

I think those are tremendous personally