The Holiday Season Can Only Mean One Thing ... Lists!!! Best Alternative Uniforms ... Go!

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CarolinaBuck's picture

I can't nor won't speak for any other school, but none of Ohio State's alternative monstrosity's don't come anywhere near "best of" anything.

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BeatMeechigun's picture

In fairness, that aspiration is really tough when you have an iconic look.  Think of an alternate Yankees home uniform that would get NY fans excited when they have the iconic pin stripe look...it's almost unimaginable.  The Red Wings or Blackhawks playing without their primary logos on the front is borderline unthinkable (I know the Wings tried it with an old English D, but it still doesn't compare).

Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan (admittedly but yuck...), Alabama, Texas, S. Cal ....these programs all have iconic looks they've employed for decades and it's tough to creatively disrupt that with something that looks sharp when there is such an ingrained identity.

Everyone probably has had 1 or 2 they like, but even what each of us consider our favorites whether the 2009 at Michigan, the storm trooper whites, the grays, or the all black, you're going to have a significant portion of the fanbase that simply wants the traditional look (especially with the gray stripes on the sleeves).

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scooby22's picture

not a hockey fan, but the Chicago Blackhawks may have the best unis ever ... in any sport

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Jobu's picture

Trust me, the three games per year the Yanks are forced to wear the players weekend monstrosities make this guy yack

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Dethsyth47's picture

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

Shouldn't you be working on your next rant about the perils of online classes?

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Todd-Not Boeckmann's picture

Anything other than their normal ugly uniforms up in whoreville.

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Hondo's picture

Have not enjoyed some of them but these were spectacular:

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cmented36's picture

These are definitely the favorite Buckeye iteration of Alternates...that is of course saying the 2014 grey sleeve jerseys are just the traditional uniform and not really an alternate...wish they'd just go to them full time so much cleaner...but I digress. 

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Todd-Not Boeckmann's picture

I agree with the grey stripes on the sleeves.  The current jersey looks too much like Wisconsin's.

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

I loved the optic or "cocaine" white unis the Buckeyes were wearing. I liked the throwbacks with the gray stripes/cannonball helmets, personally. I think those were the "Chic" throwbacks? The grey ones were pretty cool, but I thought the helmet was kind of odd.

I was a big supporter of the all-black unis, but thought the red numbers were overkill and would've liked to see a black uni just as a flip to our white/scarlet uni where just the uniform is black and the stripes/numbers remained the same, but that's just nitpicking.

I'm all for alternates that the players want to play in and that grab recruits eyes. Just win when you wear them.

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scooby22's picture

i guess we can include pros and throwbacks too (all sports) ... i don't like the team, but these NE throwbacks are majestic!  Love the white facemasks ... i think the Browns should bring this combo back instead of those hideous all brown ensembles ...

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scooby22's picture

don't know what happened to the NE throwbacks pic ... but here it is again.  Love these ... (mildly) hate the team

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DurhamBuckeye's picture

#1

There is no #2 in my mind.  In fact, these should be removed from the "alternate" category & just become the regular home jerseys.

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All Ok Jumpmaster's picture

I liked these, but I like the white numbers on our current home scarlet better, maybe a mix between the two.  The only thing seemingly different between this and our normal home jersey is the gray bars are more pronounced and the black numbers?

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andretolstoy's picture

How these became alternate jerseys is one of the greatest sports apparel tragedies of the last century.

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JTFor President2016's picture

Elliott dots the eye, on this national championship win. 

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scooby22's picture

+1 for the both the osu cocaine whites and the gators ... -1 for the south bend wannabes ... net +1!!!  /s

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osurox's picture

How Firm Thy Friendship...Oh-Hi-Oh

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scooby22's picture

" ... poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king, and a king ain't satisfied 'til he rules everything ..." - The Boss

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scooby22's picture

and in the MLB ...

" ... poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king, and a king ain't satisfied 'til he rules everything ..." - The Boss

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All Ok Jumpmaster's picture

the cheating negates this

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GareBear's picture

Liked the Chic Harley helmets quite a bit. May be an unpopular opinion, tho.

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Gratefulbuck's picture

All-Grays all day, especially for Friday night games. 

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BeatMeechigun's picture

Now that we've matched the short colors to the jerseys, these are my all-time favorite.

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NHBuckeye's picture

Winner 

Fields of Dreams

 

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andretolstoy's picture

This should be our permanent home uni with the reds we wore in NC should be our away in basketball.

Maybe throw in these

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scooby22's picture

granville waiters was two years away from his golden buckeye card in this photo ...

" ... poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king, and a king ain't satisfied 'til he rules everything ..." - The Boss

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scooby22's picture

i know who gets my vote for the worst ...

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NHBuckeye's picture

I always thought the old A’s uni’s were pretty sweet.  
 

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andretolstoy's picture

Rollie Fingers made any uniform look sweet.

Wait, did that sound gay?

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scooby22's picture

" ... poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king, and a king ain't satisfied 'til he rules everything ..." - The Boss

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NHBuckeye's picture

And these, too. 
 

Fields of Dreams

 

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scooby22's picture

i actually kind root for the dolphins strictly because of their unis ... the aqua, orange and white is the sweetest color combo going ...

" ... poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king, and a king ain't satisfied 'til he rules everything ..." - The Boss

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scooby22's picture

hey ...why not throw new expansion franchises into the mix ... these are pretty sweet!

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Jobu's picture

Don’t know how to post a pic from my phone but a few that come to mind...

Atlanta Braves powder blues (let’s just say anybody who had a 70s/80s powder blue combo in MLB. They’re legit)

Oklahoma football cream unis 

Northwestern football gothic unis

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scooby22's picture

got your back jobu ... all great choices!

" ... poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king, and a king ain't satisfied 'til he rules everything ..." - The Boss

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