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I'm not sure if this will qualify me as an old man or not because I've felt this way for a long time, way back when I wasn't old (you know, still in my 30's)....
but I've just about had it with the hysteria over uniforms.
Let me clarify that I "get it". I know the kids (athletes) are driving it. I know it can help apparel sales. I know it can be a marketing tool. I know it can even help in recruiting. I know all that.
I simply have moved past it. I guess I'm just a putz who enjoys sport for the competition and is not affected by the uniform selections.
Even though a part of it is that the players seem to really get into wearing a different style uniform every other game, the biggest reason it's done is because people keep buying the gear.
If you would quit buying something new everytime they come up with a different wrinkle then those changes would be less frequent.
To be clear, I'm not really bothered by the different uniform schemes. I don't like most of them but I generally don't care (unless they so ugly that they are an affront to the senses; hello Oregon and Maryland).
It's not so much the actual unis that get to me, it's that we are now forced to think about it all the time.
Should I be offended if our players don't want to wear our school colors?
If the team's wearing black are we going to have a "blackout"?
If I buy a jersey or t-shirt is it going to look outdated next week or next season?
I hate to say it but the fact that uniform colors and design can serve as a recruiting tool borders on pathetic. Are today's student athletes really that shallow that the type and style of uniforms they will get to wear could sway them? The sad answer is apparently yes.
The other thing that gets to me a little is the simple thought of "where does it end"? I have no idea and that's what annoys me.
The Akron Zips were going to put the school's athetic twitter handle on its uniforms until the NCAA said no.
I'm glad they did, mainly because it as least shows there could be some limit.
Then again, if it's a source of revenue you can bank that it will be permitted sooner or later.