We're not Oregon takes coming...
Oh don't worry, TheVictoryBell is going to have a few things to say about this
"Medicine is not a science" - Leo Spaceman
And they would be valid.
Show me a player that doesn't like wearing alternates. Those are the ones whose opinions matter.
Goofy comment. What player would dare say they're not into it? Team first ... and all that.
Ah, the classic "Don't believe what they explicitly say, instead believe what I'm telling you they really think because they dare not speak the truth" argument. Always a fan favorite with the conspiracy-mongers and other members of the lunatic fringe....
"Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect." -- Woody Hayes
And let's not pretend like the alt uni's are only for the players. This is also for fans and to sell merch.
And they sell well every time.
Don't those gray helmets with magenta stickers come out looking like Pink Pussy hats?
Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.
Let the Oregon'ness flow through you. You might like it.
Although, I do prefer tOSU stays with their classics as it's a great look.
I hope that at least once in my lifetime, I get to see an OSU/Mich game with both teams wearing their home colors. No alternates... just the standard scarlet & gray uni's vs yellow and blue. That would be amazing.
Well, we didn't do so well in our away classics last time if I remember correctly...
"I don't apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes
It should be a criminal offense to mess with the uniforms for this game.
How lame is it that the whole "land of the wolves" theme of the 2016 offseason was just a Nike promotion.
Why? Why? Why?
"Give your dream an aspiration date."
Did you say whore again (money money). Of course not (Oregon). Too many lucky jerseys left home so Nike can keep employment strong.
Go Buckeyes. I wish you all of the best.
Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan
Eyes on the prize Beat
Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!
It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.
Aw, c'mon ! Alt-unis to bolster Nike's bottom line are more important than The Game and its history.
Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !
Oh my... That's going to be awesome. I was wondering if we would see these helmets vs TTUN now I know we will...
You win with people
Yes! The white/road versions should be fire.
We don't give a damn about the whole state of *ichigan.
Hey, I said they were fire, actually.
Im fine with it, as long as ttun doesn't wear those piss colored alternates as well... Of course whatever they wear has a good chance of being piss stained before the game is over
Don't eat yellow snow
Watch out where the Huskies go ...
Adidas should let them bust out the "Land of Bumblebees" unis for old time's sake.
hahahaha ... haha
Chop it down with the edge of my hand
You win the internet with that one....land of the bumblebees....classic!!!
Gotta love it.
OUr kids won't have any memories of these two teams going to battle in the traditional unis and those memories hold so much power to me. I don't necessarily mind the alternates, but I really miss these epic clashes between two teams with traditions, both wearing what visually cements those traditions.
This guy gets it. Ban the alts from The Game.
If only you knew the POWER of the Dark Side
Our kids won't have any memories of Urban losing to scUM so it evens it up for me
Next season for the 50th anniversary of the 1968 game, there is only one acceptable alternate uniform.
Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
So… 2015, 2014, 2012 and 2011 never happened? Haha.
When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.
12 was definitely a year with alternates.
Ah, I stand corrected.
Can I double down and pretend I'm not wrong because this is the internet?
My wife pretends she’s not wrong so why not? Haha
The road whites against Alabama were better.
I hate the offseason.
Because those were the normal Ohio State uniform. That's what we wore prior to 2006 then Nike messed up our uniforms. I miss the days when we had the best uniforms in sports. Grey sleeve stripes, shiny grey pants.
But we haven't seen the unis in full yet.
The Future is Bright at Ohio State
Just keep it simple!!
Everything happens for a reason
Hey barf, where is your post after we destroyedMSU ?
"Vitalum Vitalis "
Awesome thanks again so look forward to these every week !
Is this an homage to the host team mascot?
"Because I couldn't go for three." - Woody Hayes
Or maybe stealing its totem.
There’s an Inception pun in there somewhere..
black numbers outlined in gray
white pants with gray and black stripe
same helmets as psu
just wish they had a tad more scarlet other than the block O
Stay golden, Ponyboy.
Winter is coming...
Jean Smith is hell bent to turn Ohio State into this...
Flippo the Clown nice. Rather they wore our traditional against ttun but the ship has long sailed away. Goodbye my friend!!!
Jean Smith? Never heard of her.
It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.
She sounds like a real bitch.
We can't stop here; this is bat country...
I bet she screws the pooch.
I bet she would have been smart enough to trade a worthless Gator Bowl bid for a potential NC. And yes, I'm still bitter.
Make preparations in advance. You never have trouble if you are prepared for it.
^^^^^^this guy approves of ‘tighty whitey’ uniforms.....
If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.
Wonder if are these going to be made available for retail. Might have to snag one of these. Need to see the whole thing first.
Literally the only reason they are wearing them is to sell them on the retail market. So yes.
1968 jersey's or go home.
OH-IO living in SEC! SEC! Ville
next year for the 50th anniversary of that whupping
But this time they'll find a way to go for three
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Should make em real throwbacks with padded sweaters and cowhide helmets. Those would be throwbacks. This stuff is just fashion.
That’s my lawn. You’re standing on my lawn. Get off of my lawn.
Watch out for that Arya ... she's dangerous.
"Luck is my middle name. Mind you, my first name is Bad."
Arya is totally a Buckeye.
Wolverines have Joffrey, and well, look what happened to him?
Deserves got nothin' to do with it
a girl has no name
The wolf girl took her name back ... and I'm waiting to see if she has a reunion with the Hound next season.
i'd pay so much money for an arya/hound buddy cop movie.
Ugh, enough with this already... I get that the kids like it, so wear these alternate things for one game a year, a night/big home game in the middle of the season... We should wear our original uniforms for the game. This is getting ridiculous, Gene Smith should push back on this but I guess when you pay $250M for apparel rights you get to call the shots... Just Do It.
I’m more open to alternate road unis, because the whites aren’t nearly as iconic. These look good (potentially).
agree, the whites could be improved
It's 2018 and TTUN still sucks!!!
Not into it. Too gimmicky. Enhance the existing colors, but Ohio State is ... Ohio State.
Also ... is it smart to practice day after day after day in Buckeye white and scarlet colors ... and then show up on game day with grey or other colored uni's? Our guys should see it as second nature who to throw to, who to run behind, who's coming from the corner of their eyes.
I don't mind small or enhancing changes. But whole-sale stuff we barely recognize? Not so much.
Practice jerseys have never looked like game jerseys. This doesn’t change that.
Practice jerseys are white for one side (offense or defense) and scarlet for the other. Just like the colors of home and away real game jerseys. Search for any youtube "Ohio State practice" vid to see.
OK, reports are saying they're the all-white jerseys. Those are pretty cool. I'm in.
Wolves is too similar to wolverine. Hey Nike stop production we just noticed something.
I think they'll look good, but prefer traditional unis for the game. Crootin tho.
I'm not a fan of alternates in generally, but what irks me the most is how we almost always bring them out for The Game (or other big clashes) Those are the games we should MOST look like our normal OSU-selves.
This is correct re: uniforms. Although, as a Michigan fan we haven't been much of a 'rival' the last dozen years or so. Sure, a couple of those games were cliff hangers (and still a bit salty about last year...), but the bottom line is that Michigan needs to hold up our end of the deal.
I don't think we match up well with you guys this year and a repeat of 2015 could be a reality.
Like arrows in the hand of a mighty warrior, so are the children of one's youth. Happy is the man whose quiver is full, he shall not be afraid, but shall speak with the enemies at the gate. Psalm 127
Just win, that’s all I care about
Athough, I thought the “chrome” all-whites were utterly amazing. Would love to see thise make a comeback.
"Buclkle your chinstrap, we're gonna grind meat!" - Woody Hayes
Cocaine whites with gray? I'm in.
i like snakes
are they football players or friggin models?
get off my damn lawn Nike!!!
"The world is a collage of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable by-laws of business. The world is a business, Mr. Beale; it has been since man crawled out of the slime."
Also....consider the history of our alternates with UM:
2012 - Chrome alternate - Close win
2013 - Chrome alternate - Close win
2014 - Traditional unis - Decisive win
2015 - Traditional unis* - Blow out victory
2016 - Cannon ball alternate - Close win
The data supports staying traditional in sports' greatest rivalry!
*This is debate-able, but compared to the total uniform re-writes that Nike has done for alternates, simply switching back to the traditional gray sleeve stripe isn't really an alternate.
I feel like you’re excluding a few games.
11W > work
Not at all! I realize we wear alternates against other teams, but my point is specially on how the alternates affect editions of The Game. (I'm not being totally serious of course.)
No, you left off 2009 and 2010, both wins
Oh, yes, granted. (1) I'm including only the Meyer tenure and (2) one has to pick a cut off point for analysis (without going back to 1897) and what could be a better year than the one which "proves" my point! ;-)
21-10 with the white helmets 37-7 with the all red helmets
And also, when was Michigan forced to wear trendy alt unis for The Game?
I love it.
Lifetime vs. UM: L 8-1, C 7-0, T 4-0
Agreed. I love the traditional look, but honestly, even the regular season jerseys they wear now aren’t exactly “traditional” in the true sense of the word.
i want to see more of the whites, though. These could be nice.
I like wearing the show threads in their house. It's like Fuck You haberdashery.
28 Saturdays till kickoff
Likes Crappy Togs.
Someone had to take that softball.
Seriously though, save the alternates (if we must have them) for games that could use some extra pizazz (looking at you Illinois) and not THE Game.
My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom. - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)
The players love alternate uniforms.
Many players also love partying until 4am, not going to class if they don't have to, and buying 500.00 tattoos while they complain that they don't have enough money for pizza... they're kids, they don't know any better. The traditional uniform for the *ichigan game should be sacred... but like most money grabs in 2017, sacred is out, selling one's soul is in.
When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 70's
I see your point and i agree. At least they are keeping the game at noon.
I prefer traditional unis with a 3:30pm kickoff. I'm weird like that.
"If you're not changing, you're falling behind."
Oh yes because lets play the biggest rivalry in sports first thing in the morning. DUMB. People wanting to hang on to the days before stadiums had lights. Such an antiquated, ridiculous way to decide game times.
First thing I would like to clarify is, 1200 is not the first thing in the morning, that would 0001.
I'm am one of those antiquated and ridiculous fellas that grew up listening to "610 WTVN" with Marv Homan on the play-by-play football Saturdays, Only televised game (until the late '70s) was the "Game", and then it was B/W on our Zenith.
Then WOSU , that is the PBS station broadcasting from The Ohio State University, started replaying the games at 2300 Saturday nights in the late 70's. Again in B/W. That was better than tailgating. Crowd of guys 'n gals together with our Boone's Farm and 3.2 beer, all cheering and whooping like it was live action.
Remember the outrage in 2006 when it started at 1530? "Blasphemy, corruption of the rivalry, sellout to TV". We all watched it, grumbling about the start time. Worst yet, the powers at be decided to schedule it to Thanksgiving weekend a few years later.
Humans like traditions, birthdays, anniversaries, births, and even the funerals for the family and friends that leave us. Gives us something to look forward to, good or sad. Like OSU-um game at noon on the third Saturday in November.
Gotta disagree with you, only game time is "high noon" , it's a rivalry tradition.
Born and bred a Buckeye - Buckeye 'til I die
Nah. Football is better under the lights. It's not 1920 anymore. Let's get caught up with the times, play the game at 8:00 like every other big college football game is played throughout the year and all will be well. The only thing that sucks about the OSU/ TTUN rivilary is the fact that the game is played at noon. Other than that it's perfect.
Have to disagree, a noon kick is only a recent "tradition." My recollection was that all games were 1:00 kickoffs back in the day. I checked ohiostatebuckeyes.com and am relieved to report that I did indeed remember correctly. I could get on board with going back to a 1:00 kick, if only because it is not as awful as noon, especially for us over here on the LeftCoast. (But, if you're out there, Gene, 3:00 would be even better.)
"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." - Thomas Jefferson
The recruits seem to as well so bring them on.
Nike will say that the recruits like them, but even if true, why value the opinions of recruits, who are not yet even part of the university, over those of us who have been part of Buckeye Nation most of our lives? Seems to me a major attraction of playing for one of the traditional blue bloods of the sport is tradition, not some flavor-of-the-month uniform. We're not Oregon.
And FOX will broadcast The Game...
If it pumps up the players and recruits all is good.
Don't spook the horse.
I like them
Did the players decide to wear these too...?
Fortune favors the bold.
In this game I'm in favor of tradition. Love seeing those two helmets facing off.
worn with gray LeBron Soldier XI cleats.
Keep the Scarlet Lebrons. You want pops of Scarlet! The shoes helped make the entire outfit on 10/28
Stop wearing these against UM. I don't care if they wear alts, just not against that team. It's the one game when alts should never be worn. I think we've worn standard unis against UM like twice in the past decade. So annoying.
With our national recruiting platform we are getting more and more kids from other areas they don’t understand the rivalry the way we do so alternate uniforms is what has replaced the bitter hatred for the team up north.So they replace teaching about the traditions with getting them hype for alternate uniforms against ttun. IMHO whateverit takes just win the game.
Wouldn't that mean alts are tradition now?
Now all we need is a silver bulleted Turnover Chain and Pawl will like us again.
In case you're curious, it's Mr. Spray
Will the helmets be white? In that silly tease it looks like. So not a lot of thought going into this design. Just a white version of the gray?
Cocaine whites? I hope they play that way.
I'm glad you guys are happy. Michigan will wear what they always wear. Same Maize pants, same blue jerseys, same cleats and same helmets. Michigan is nice and boring and traditional. I'm good with it.
Our guys beating your guys' asses is my favorite tradition
Awesome. Hope that helps you enjoy the three touchdown loss.
And in keeping with tradition, here's to a Buckeye win to close another regular season...
(Laughing with you Blu, not at you)
Paralyze resistance with persistence.
Sweet, means you'll traditionally not be a major player for a national championship like usual.
thank God it won't be these
FWIW, there were not popular amongst the faithful. Small percentage liked them, but most either hated them or were in the 'Hey, kids (read: recruits) these days like this kind of crud' and figured if they never wore them again people would hopefully forget about them.
Michigan should worry more about their poor o line. Could be ugly for your new QB messiah
"If you want to hang out, you've got to take her out, cocaine..."
Ohio State in the Arctic Camo
The regular road unis are perfection. Its a shame that we're not gonna get to see the way they look against the maize and blue backdrop
I Hate Michigan.
My opinion is No, we shouldn't do it. We sold out once and got a fortunate ending. Selling out twice would be as acceptable as that second loss.
Embrace tradition not corporate profits. We deserve better.
Beat Illinois and stay healthy.
If we can play the way we did in the 4th quarter in the grays the entire game this time around... look out.
And Toledo still sucks.
No one’s beating that team.
I’m hoping they go with white socks and undershirts and not the pattern that’s on the numbers and helmets.
"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
I don’t want these to take any time away from game prep. And I don’t want to have to shell out the dough because I can’t resist buying all this crap. I’m the sucker born a minute ago, but I didn’t buy the gray jersey. Ugly.
Round on the ends and "HI" in the middle. O-HI-O.
Honestly, who cares? Wear purple and orange, just beat the living shit out of Michigan, wear whatever uniform will equate to a big W
Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.
They will look better than the grays. Plus they will beat Michigan’s ass in them
Someday soon our regular unis will be the alternate unis. This needs to stop.
With Brady Hoke taking over for Jones at Tennessee maybe TTUN will use their Orange uniforms as an alternate....
I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.
Hoke-a-mania II...can you dig it...
I complained and complained about this before Penn State and we won. So I'm officially on the record as hating this. ;)
Could of used some wolves in Iowa
Could've used a team and some coaches too.
The all gray alternate uniforms bothered me because they didn't have visual contrast against the green field.
But we traditionally wear white against TTUN, and the prominent helmet stickers are cool, so I'm OK with this version.
"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer
Sorry, but this fashion statement stuff is for wannabe schools, like Oregon, not for a school like Ohio State. Does anyone see Alabama wearing this crap? Occasional retro unis are one thing, but these fashion statements are just beneath us. Please stop!
"You don't win when you're too damned happy, and I like to win"--Woody Hayes
I thought maybe they would quit playing big bad wolf games after the butt kicking in Iowa. I guess if that's what it takes to keep coach Meyer then that's what you do. The Nike money must be huge. I think once per year though. And not against that team every year.
If there aren't white pants I will be "utterly disappointed"
Don't care what we wear.
"Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else." - Judy Garland
Alternate uniforms and getting our asses kicked is the only thing that motivates this team. Go for it Urban.
We may look like stormtroopers, let’s just hope JT doesn’t fire like one..., Beat Xichigan!
"Elliott.. dots the "i" of this National Championship win!"
[insert Randy Jackson "That's a no for me dog" gif]
Chris Gamble was interfered with
BEAT ILLINOIS BY 73. GO BUCKS!!! BEAT ILLINOIS!!!
m GO BLOW!!!