This opening weekend of college football was EXCITING! That Baylor/TCU game WHEW! And like I tweeted earlier the highlight reel from last weekend was BANANAS! But there was another battle that ensued on collegiate football fields across the country last weekend, one that had nothing to do with touchdowns scored. Nope. This last weekend saw a full out FASHION WAR on the grid iron! *gasp* Yup. College football was a fashion show last weekend and I loved it! I think uniforms were tweeted about more than the actual plays being made on the field and not just by the ladies. So who won this swag showdown and who failed miserably??? Here is my take on it:
I absolutely LOVED Oregon’s uniforms…they basically puked swag all over Cowboys Stadium. I mean who can come back from LOSING a national title game last season and intimidate everybody on the field with pure swag before the ball was even snapped like Oregon did on Saturday?!?!? And that neon green in HD? Oh yea…Oregon players should walk around in their uniforms everyday. Bet the yammage goes up! *cue Big Sean “Dance”* “Now make that mutha sucka hammertime!” But anyway I give Oregon an A-. Why you ask…their poor showing in the actual game! You can’t look that cool and let the LSU defense beat on you like that. ANNNNND the reason why they will NEVER get a perfect score from me: THEY NEVER SWAG OUT THE MASCOT!!!
Giving Oregon a run for most swag last weekend was UGA. Their colors alone…hotness! All red everything…tight! That helmet…ehhhhh! Poor, poor, poor, execution! That two-tone face mask should have been aborted early. As a matter of fact UGA failed from the neck up on this one. The verdict: B
While many people bashed the University of Maryland uniforms inspired by the Maryland state flag I didn’t think they were THAT bad. In fact their uniform may have been the most creative out of anyone’s, it just suffered a case of “concept overkill.” When accessorizing an outfit we women have always been taught that less is more and if we feel over accessorized take one piece off until the look is right. Well UM could have taken a few pieces off! Like the gold and yellow checked arm bands…what the heck was that??? They should have decided to go with a flag themed jersey OR a flag themed helmet. Doing both was clearly doing too much. Their jerseys alone were dope enough for them to get a best dressed nod so they didn’t really need the extras. So for failure to properly asses their look and recognize when they were teetering the clown suit line I give the Terapins a C+ (and that is me being generous because they pay my wages).
Honorable Mention: Boise State
Their color combo is sick. I prefer the blue jerseys over the white they wore last weekend but they still have one of the nicest uniforms in college football.