New Texas A&M alternate uniforms?
According to Uni Watch this morning, they have what appears to be an alternate uniform set for Texas A&M football. It is not confirmed, but all signs point to this being a potential one-time set that will be used for a big game. That big game could be the one against Alabama.
It’s essentially the same as the team’s normal set except for the colors. The only difference really is that the helmet is a gradient. It starts with black up top and slowly fades into maroon in the bottom. It doesn’t appear to be that bad either. And unlike the Jaguars, it’s not abrupt.
Now one thing about Texas A&M’s uniform I really like is the two-stripe shoulder that runs down to the compression sleeves. I honestly think that this is one of the best designs in all of football. With the essential disappearance of sleeves, extending it through the sleeves. I like how they’re keeping it with the maroon stripes.
But of course, this is Adidas, so they would mess it up with a forced three stripe. The pink arm sleeve is bad. The Adidas three stripes are unnecessary. This is Adidas and this is why I dislike them. And it clearly doesn’t fit into this uniform. What is good is ruined by the three stripes again.
Andrew Wiggins is going to Kansas.
Top basketball prospect Andrew Wiggins has decided to join the Kansas Jayhawks to start his collegiate career. Billed as the potential next big thing, there are many fans disappointed that he won’t be coming to their school. But that doesn’t stop them from going on Twitter and wishing that he will suffer an ACL injury. (And a lot of Adidas hate even I can’t condone.)
It’s OK. Nothing to get all worked up about.
Now we get to see what Cal’s new image will look like. The team introduced us to a set of new uniforms by Nike. Here is the press release for it.
My first reaction was to the logo. The school says they want to emphasize gray. I don’t think it was necessary. I didn’t think it was necessary to even add this logo. But because of it, we see it now on the shoulder, pants and numerals. OVERLOAD!
Plus, because of the shoulder logo, once against Cal doesn’t get any TV numbers. Not a big deal, but I like TV numbers.
The collar design is OK. Nothing really standing out about it since it’s a little similar to their old set. The numeral font works with the sleek design. I would have liked the classic font they had been using but this I don’t mind too much.
Before I rant a little, read the above article first. It has come to my attention that Adidas made the shirt and apparently Louisville approved for it to be sold. Because of that, we have this very strange situation. Adidas is using the injury that Kevin Ware suffered so they can make an extra buck with merchandise sales. Not a single penny made will go to Ware.
The team will wear warmups with Ware’s number, which is fine. But when it becomes a profitable entity, that’s my issue. Is it right to make money off a college student’s injury? Shame on all parties that came up with the idea and approved it.
Coincidentally, this is Adidas. I have never liked Adidas since they started outfitting the NBA and making their indelible mark in the NCAA ranks also. This just adds more to my disdain for them. But I do have to wonder though, would this have also happened with another company?
I did not see the Kevin Ware injury live. I was on a bus but as I was scrolling through Twitter, I had never seen the Twitterverse react to an injury like that before. I was curious about it and wanted to see what happened.
Unfortunately, it was one of those things where it was being debated whether or not a replay should be shown. Eventually, I did see it moments later and I nearly vomited on the bus.
We’ve seen all too often in college sports. A coach will just get up and leave a school to coach elsewhere. The contract they had, the verbal commitment they said, were all thrown out the window. And today, Steve Alford leaves New Mexico to coach at UCLA.
Even though Alford had signed a 10-year extension with New Mexico, he just got up and left. Even though he said a few days earlier about his commitment, he got up and left. And what about those recruits that came to play for him? They’re stuck.
This isn’t fair and this is the shame that comes with the NCAA. There’s so much money that comes in to lure coaches. The players don’t see a dime. The players make the money for these coaches. The coaches just get up and go.
There has to be a better way to regulate this. Even though it’s not against the rules, it’s hurting college sports. It’s hurting these student-athletes’ futures.
The state of Florida is enjoying all the fun. FGCU and Miami sure know how to celebrate after wins. These two celebrations from Sunday shows us why as underdogs or topdogs, it’s not an easy thing to win basketball games and sometimes, celebrations are a must.
The equipment manager is having fun.
FGCU’s upset of Gerogetown last night was one for the ages. A school that has only been around since the 1990s took down might Georgetown. What a win! The steals, passes and alley-oops were all so done perfectly.
Everyone was learning about the school and cheering for them.
But then I discovered this video on the Internet. And all the feelings I had before then disappeared. I don’t support these Harlem Shake videos and shame on them for being another statistic.
There are always complaints about playoff system in sports and I have to say, college basketball to me has the best. There are a multitude of teams and they all have a shot at winning the championship. This bracket style is so great and most importantly, it’s very fun to watch.
It’s not perfect (like the dumb play-in games) but I am going to enjoy March Madness. It’s just great times for basketball.
This is set up perfectly for the Cinderellas to show up, and I look forward to it.