05 November 2011
In honor of it being a college football gameday, I thought we'd take a look at some interesting football uniform fashions. Actually I just wanted to raise a point about form meeting function and someone's design fail. Last week Ohio State hit the field in their "retro" uniforms, the Nike Pro Champion series, a vintage inspired look to pay tribute to the 1961 Championship team (see, even football gets into vintage fashion). The look is shown below:
And that was all well and good but it reminded me of last year's retro uniforms and the glove debacle that ensued. Nike again designed retro uniforms for the Buckeyes, shown below, that were a send-up to the 1942 team uniforms, complete with gloves that were, and I cannot stress this enough, specifically designed to make the Block O when a player put his hands together.