As had been previously speculated on a certain informative, exciting and handsome website (ahem … nikeblog.com), the fashionistas of football the Oregon Ducks unveiled their new Nike black and feather uniforms Saturday, in a defensively-challenged affair at Autzen Stadium. As part of Oregon’s “blackout” Saturday, the Ducks wore black helmets, the black winged jerseys, and black pants. I could take or leave the wings, but the jerseys’ font and number-coloring are pretty rad against the black. The gunmetal black helmet is pretty cool as well. The Photo is by Mike Perrault of the Oregon Daily Emerald.
After a week of kicking this around I finally realized what bothers me so much about the wings: they’re really, really emo. Every time I look at them I hear Dashboard Confessional playing in my head. Is crying oneself to sleep while thinking about unrequited love the hot, new style that’s going to bring the recruits a running?
Oh, and one last thing. The pervading rumor for the last couple of weeks is a complete uniform revamp for Oregon in 2010. Keep your eyes glued to this space for updates as they come.
UPDATE: Brand new 2009 Oregon Ducks football uniforms here