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(SportsGrid)   For the game against Michigan in two weeks, Northwestern University football players will be wearing uniforms straight out of MURICA   (sportsgrid.com) divider line 60
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2013-11-04 07:56:15 PM
What is this, I don't even....


intobolivian.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-11-04 08:11:56 PM
Michigan should respond by going full heel and showing up in uniforms patterned after the old Soviet Olympic hockey teams in the 80s. As a bonus, they can shout "Wolverines!" at each other repeatedly for maximum fan confusion.
 
2013-11-04 08:14:15 PM
So those colors WILL run!
 
2013-11-04 08:24:29 PM
Perfect, since they both get burned a lot.
 
2013-11-04 09:20:48 PM
Cool uniforms...but Northwestern?  The supposed Ivy-League school of the Big Ten and traditional Big Ten cupcake?  Northwestern wearing those uniforms isn't inspiring, it's depressing.
 
2013-11-04 09:31:17 PM
Does Northwestern even have a ROTC program?
 
2013-11-04 09:32:30 PM
the blood is a little over the top.
 
2013-11-04 09:34:42 PM
good news, people have stopped talking about our five losses in a row.

/oh wait.
//sigh, we really, really need a new offensive coordinator that can adjust after halftime.
 
2013-11-04 09:36:09 PM

Pimparoo: Does Northwestern even have a ROTC program?


yes, navy.  knew a couple that actually volunteered for submarine duty, since they get out of their service requirement in half the time.
 
2013-11-04 09:38:28 PM
Northwestern will kick the crap out of Michigan's MANBALL offense.  It sucks, is turribull, and emburrussing.

/Michigan Fan
 
2013-11-04 09:51:48 PM
stupid uniforms are stupid...
 
2013-11-04 09:52:34 PM

slayer199: Cool uniforms...but Northwestern?  The supposed Ivy-League school of the Big Ten and traditional Big Ten cupcake?  Northwestern wearing those uniforms isn't inspiring, it's depressing.


they are THE big ten cupcake this year, but they haven't really been the traditional cupcake this century or as far back as 1995.  I would probably say that honor belongs to Indiana the last 20 years.

Now if you're talking about the 80s, yes, we are the traditional cupcake!

There was an article not long ago detailing how northwestern actually flirted around with joining the ivy league for a bit during that period when they were setting records (for sucking).  Not sure how I would feel about that.  On the one hand, they've set a nice example for having mild to moderate success while still holding players to academic standards.  On the other hand, a nine or ten win season is as good as northwestern is likely to ever get, barring some sort of fluke miracle.  maybe competing in the Ivy League wouldn't have been so bad, and we would be more associated in people's mind as a top academic school rather than a big ten loser.  It's gotta be frustrating for administration to have an overall winning record for the last seventeen or eighteen years and still have people's first thought when hearing about northwestern be that they are the big ten's cupcake.
 
2013-11-04 09:57:41 PM

The Googles Do Nothing: Northwestern will kick the crap out of Michigan's MANBALL offense.  It sucks, is turribull, and emburrussing.

/Michigan Fan


only for the first half, then michigan will adjust and mount a huge comeback to win in the last 2 minutes.

/seen it before
 
2013-11-04 10:00:26 PM
 
2013-11-04 10:17:40 PM

edmo: 8.J

Flag Code


but, but, but money...corporate whores are our betters.
 
2013-11-04 10:28:43 PM

rga184: slayer199: Cool uniforms...but Northwestern?  The supposed Ivy-League school of the Big Ten and traditional Big Ten cupcake?  Northwestern wearing those uniforms isn't inspiring, it's depressing.

they are THE big ten cupcake this year, but they haven't really been the traditional cupcake this century or as far back as 1995.  I would probably say that honor belongs to Indiana the last 20 years.

Now if you're talking about the 80s, yes, we are the traditional cupcake!

There was an article not long ago detailing how northwestern actually flirted around with joining the ivy league for a bit during that period when they were setting records (for sucking).  Not sure how I would feel about that.  On the one hand, they've set a nice example for having mild to moderate success while still holding players to academic standards.  On the other hand, a nine or ten win season is as good as northwestern is likely to ever get, barring some sort of fluke miracle.  maybe competing in the Ivy League wouldn't have been so bad, and we would be more associated in people's mind as a top academic school rather than a big ten loser.  It's gotta be frustrating for administration to have an overall winning record for the last seventeen or eighteen years and still have people's first thought when hearing about northwestern be that they are the big ten's cupcake.


Since 1997, they're 99-106 including this season. Probably better than they've historically been over a similar number of years. But still not very good.
 
2013-11-04 10:38:11 PM
Web designers that think making a web site slide left and right to read content need to be taken out and shot.

/can't read the article on an iPad
 
2013-11-04 10:49:50 PM

iamskibibitz: rga184: slayer199: Cool uniforms...but Northwestern?  The supposed Ivy-League school of the Big Ten and traditional Big Ten cupcake?  Northwestern wearing those uniforms isn't inspiring, it's depressing.

they are THE big ten cupcake this year, but they haven't really been the traditional cupcake this century or as far back as 1995.  I would probably say that honor belongs to Indiana the last 20 years.

Now if you're talking about the 80s, yes, we are the traditional cupcake!

There was an article not long ago detailing how northwestern actually flirted around with joining the ivy league for a bit during that period when they were setting records (for sucking).  Not sure how I would feel about that.  On the one hand, they've set a nice example for having mild to moderate success while still holding players to academic standards.  On the other hand, a nine or ten win season is as good as northwestern is likely to ever get, barring some sort of fluke miracle.  maybe competing in the Ivy League wouldn't have been so bad, and we would be more associated in people's mind as a top academic school rather than a big ten loser.  It's gotta be frustrating for administration to have an overall winning record for the last seventeen or eighteen years and still have people's first thought when hearing about northwestern be that they are the big ten's cupcake.

Since 1997, they're 99-106 including this season. Probably better than they've historically been over a similar number of years. But still not very good.


10-2 in 1995
9-3 in 1996

Puts them at 118-111

If you consider the season that started right after Randy Walker's death when Fitz took over with short notice:

4-8 in 2006

Now it's 114-103.  I would hardly call that a traditional cupcake if you want to consider the post-rose-bowl nortwestern era.  By comparison, Indiana had only 64 wins in that same period.
 
2013-11-04 10:53:10 PM

rga184: iamskibibitz: rga184: slayer199: Cool uniforms...but Northwestern?  The supposed Ivy-League school of the Big Ten and traditional Big Ten cupcake?  Northwestern wearing those uniforms isn't inspiring, it's depressing.

they are THE big ten cupcake this year, but they haven't really been the traditional cupcake this century or as far back as 1995.  I would probably say that honor belongs to Indiana the last 20 years.

Now if you're talking about the 80s, yes, we are the traditional cupcake!

There was an article not long ago detailing how northwestern actually flirted around with joining the ivy league for a bit during that period when they were setting records (for sucking).  Not sure how I would feel about that.  On the one hand, they've set a nice example for having mild to moderate success while still holding players to academic standards.  On the other hand, a nine or ten win season is as good as northwestern is likely to ever get, barring some sort of fluke miracle.  maybe competing in the Ivy League wouldn't have been so bad, and we would be more associated in people's mind as a top academic school rather than a big ten loser.  It's gotta be frustrating for administration to have an overall winning record for the last seventeen or eighteen years and still have people's first thought when hearing about northwestern be that they are the big ten's cupcake.

Since 1997, they're 99-106 including this season. Probably better than they've historically been over a similar number of years. But still not very good.

10-2 in 1995
9-3 in 1996

Puts them at 118-111

If you consider the season that started right after Randy Walker's death when Fitz took over with short notice:

4-8 in 2006

Now it's 114-103.  I would hardly call that a traditional cupcake if you want to consider the post-rose-bowl nortwestern era.  By comparison, Indiana had only 64 wins in that same period.


sorry, if you discount the 06 season, not consider.  Regardless they have had a better than winning record in that time period and a near winning record since 1997.  I'm not arguing they're awesome, i'm arguing that the title of cupcake in that period clearly belongs to somebody else.

/but we're taking it back apparently.
 
2013-11-04 10:58:46 PM

rga184: Pimparoo: Does Northwestern even have a ROTC program?

yes, navy.  knew a couple that actually volunteered for submarine duty, since they get out of their service requirement in half the time.


WTF?   By definition, they so called people you knew were officers.  To be an officer on a submarine you must attend a special school for nuclear power training.  The navy does not send you to special training to reduce you service requirement to half the time.  what you said makes no sense.

Maybe things have changed.  If so, please enlighten me.
 
2013-11-04 11:04:03 PM

rga184: slayer199: Cool uniforms...but Northwestern?  The supposed Ivy-League school of the Big Ten and traditional Big Ten cupcake?  Northwestern wearing those uniforms isn't inspiring, it's depressing.

they are THE big ten cupcake this year, but they haven't really been the traditional cupcake this century or as far back as 1995.  I would probably say that honor belongs to Indiana the last 20 years.

Now if you're talking about the 80s, yes, we are the traditional cupcake!

There was an article not long ago detailing how northwestern actually flirted around with joining the ivy league for a bit during that period when they were setting records (for sucking).  Not sure how I would feel about that.  On the one hand, they've set a nice example for having mild to moderate success while still holding players to academic standards.  On the other hand, a nine or ten win season is as good as northwestern is likely to ever get, barring some sort of fluke miracle.  maybe competing in the Ivy League wouldn't have been so bad, and we would be more associated in people's mind as a top academic school rather than a big ten loser.  It's gotta be frustrating for administration to have an overall winning record for the last seventeen or eighteen years and still have people's first thought when hearing about northwestern be that they are the big ten's cupcake.


Had a neighbor who was a nationally-recruited soccer player (former U17 national team product), and really wanted to to to Northwestern to play.  Northwestern couldn't admit him to the school without a 24 ACT, and ultimately after 3 attempts, he gave up and went to play at St. Johns.  A 24 at NW for any normal student would get an application tossed in the trash before being even looked, at, but for athletic standards, that's not too bad, especially given the morons that play for "public Ivys" like Michigan or Wisconsin.
 
2013-11-04 11:14:35 PM

The Googles Do Nothing: Northwestern will kick the crap out of Michigan's MANBALL offense.  It sucks, is turribull, and emburrussing.

/Michigan Fan


Oh, you don't like the play that starts with a fake handoff that fools no one, then has 98 run around for a while until he gets tackled for a loss?

Because that seems to be our favorite play at the moment.
 
2013-11-04 11:18:46 PM
As for the uniform: red and blue make Northwestern purple.  Or something.
 
2013-11-04 11:32:04 PM
Complete with JFK blood splatter!
 
2013-11-04 11:35:17 PM
all the jingoism aside, does it seem weird to anyone else that it seems to be based on a flag covered in blood splatters?

why don't we just have real blood sports and stop pussy footing about it.
 
2013-11-05 12:01:17 AM

The Googles Do Nothing: Northwestern will kick the crap out of Michigan's MANBALL offense.  It sucks, is turribull, and emburrussing.

/Michigan Fan


Yes, but how many points will the Buckeyes put up on 'em? :)

/Yes, it is obligatory that someone mention tOSU on any thread that mentions a B1G team.
 
2013-11-05 12:05:59 AM

A Fark Handle: edmo: 8.J

Flag Code

but, but, but money...corporate whores are our betters.


Well, it's not an actual flag, so good job not understanding the difference between stars/stripes and an actual flag/colors/standard.

/former Marine Color Guard (not the whole Corps, just my unit)
//the blood spatters for the wounded warrior project, however, I could do without.
 
2013-11-05 12:17:18 AM

IAmRight: A Fark Handle: edmo: 8.J

Flag Code

but, but, but money...corporate whores are our betters.

Well, it's not an actual flag, so good job not understanding the difference between stars/stripes and an actual flag/colors/standard.

/former Marine Color Guard (not the whole Corps, just my unit)
//the blood spatters for the wounded warrior project, however, I could do without.


came here to say this. that uniform has no more flag in it than these decorations:

d18uw7g0wxki11.cloudfront.net


SuperT: all the jingoism aside, does it seem weird to anyone else that it seems to be based on a flag covered in blood splatters?

why don't we just have real blood sports and stop pussy footing about it.


blog.chron.com

can't wait
 
2013-11-05 12:48:21 AM
OK, aesthetically it's well uhhhhmmmm executed but...it's overdoing the flag motif thingy.

Like I don't know what the stars and stripes looks like and I need to be reminded every second of every day?
 
2013-11-05 01:26:39 AM
"So I told that teachin' lady that the only three letters I need to know are U S and A!"

static03.mediaite.com
 
2013-11-05 02:58:47 AM
Blood spatter...ridiculous or ridiculously awesome?
 
2013-11-05 03:08:33 AM
Blood splatter....redonkulously  asinine.
 
2013-11-05 05:14:44 AM
I see some blue pattern on the stars as well, it's just not as prevalent because there is less white there compared to the stripes. The link I'm posting says it was inspired by "A flag that has flown proudly over a long period of time" but I associate fading and tatters with that, unless the person quoted meant it figuratively.

http://espn.go.com/chicago/college-football/story/_/id/9925831/north we stern-wildcats-wear-red-white-blue-uniforms

Regardless, while I'm not really a fan of these, evidently the gear is going to be auctioned off after the game by NU with all proceeds going to The Wounded Warrior Project and there's nothing wrong with that.
 
2013-11-05 06:25:35 AM
pbs.twimg.com

Oh, nice. High top football boots are making a resurgence?
I will have to keep an eye out for a rugby version of those.

/preferably in a less insane pattern
 
2013-11-05 06:43:21 AM
I have to withhold my opinion until I hear from the politicians whether this is patriotism, or desecration.
 
2013-11-05 06:51:25 AM

slayer199: Northwestern? The supposed Ivy-League school of the Big Ten and traditional Big Ten cupcake?


It's not "the" Ivy League school of the B1G; the B1G has a number of good schools.  It's not like other conferences where there's a token school of nerds to put up some nonsense show that the leagues give a rat's ass about education.  Frankly it's one of the reasons why the B1G has such trouble recruiting; if you're a football player, why study in the cold where the women wear coats half the year when the south is warmer AND full of AWs AND you don't have to study?  As such when Northwestern faces Michigan you'll be seeing two very mediocre teams with mediocre talent, in no small part because academically they're two of the best schools in the country.

rga184: then michigan will adjust and mount a huge comeback to win in the last 2 minutes.


Um, Michigan doesn't do adjustments.  Our OC is too arrogant and our defense is too young.

JohnAnnArbor: you don't like the play that starts with a fake handoff that fools no one, then has 98 run around for a while until he gets tackled for a loss? Because that seems to be our favorite play at the moment.


The fake handoff was fine in the context that Michigan likes to MANBALL even though it can't.  The problem last game was that Borges called play action on second and fifteen.

IlGreven: Yes, but how many points will the Buckeyes put up on 'em? :)


Maybe 25-35 or so.  Our defense is talented and well-coached.  They just can't do anything complicated yet because it's practically half RS freshmen out there, so they're almost in non-stop prevent defense.  When other teams put up points on us it's usually because of turnovers -- exception being Indiana, but that offense got 4 TDs against the best defense in the country.  Our offense, on the other hand. . . they could well get shut out because Borges is a stupid arrogant pig.

/ Indiana's offense + Michigan State's defense would beat any team in the country, hands down
// Odd that they're both so one-dimensional to the point of mediocre
 
2013-11-05 07:04:25 AM
Needs a flag patch and a flag helmet sticker.
 
2013-11-05 07:13:31 AM

Greybrd: Regardless, while I'm not really a fan of these, evidently the gear is going to be auctioned off after the game by NU with all proceeds going to The Wounded Warrior Project and there's nothing wrong with that.


I hope they enjoy their $2.36.
 
2013-11-05 07:28:03 AM

JohnAnnArbor: The Googles Do Nothing: Northwestern will kick the crap out of Michigan's MANBALL offense.  It sucks, is turribull, and emburrussing.

/Michigan Fan

Oh, you don't like the play that starts with a fake handoff that fools no one, then has 98 run around for a while until he gets tackled for a loss?

Because that seems to be our favorite play at the moment.


I like the play where we run it up the middle 27 times for 27 yards.
 
2013-11-05 07:29:51 AM

IlGreven: The Googles Do Nothing: Northwestern will kick the crap out of Michigan's MANBALL offense.  It sucks, is turribull, and emburrussing.

/Michigan Fan

Yes, but how many points will the Buckeyes put up on 'em? :)

/Yes, it is obligatory that someone mention tOSU on any thread that mentions a B1G team.


42-9 Buckeyes.
 
2013-11-05 07:46:15 AM

enry: Web designers that think making a web site slide left and right to read content need to be taken out and shot.

/can't read the article on an iPad


Works fine on my Windows PC with Explorer 10.  Perhaps you should use a system that supports industry standards.
 
2013-11-05 07:54:19 AM

The Googles Do Nothing: I like the play where we run it up the middle 27 times for 27 yards.


MGoBlog did a thorough analysis of that debacle.  Pedo State did their homework.  They did some sabermetrics stuff and found that Borges calls a run on 80+% of first downs, so at one point they completely sold out pass rush and put in four DTs against a spread QB.  Borges ran right into it for one yard, then had the gall to blame the running game woes on "execution".  That takes a very special kind of stupidity followed up by douchebaggery cranked up to 11.  I compared it to Blackadder's portrayal of Field Marshal Haig.

Northwestern would be a good team if not for the fact that their locker room doubles as an infirmary and morgue right now.  Their losing streak is as much on injuries as anything else, but again. . . Borges.  He likes to "go conservative" on road games, which is basically his way of saying he plans to be about as predictable as a Lifetime movie, so even Northwestern's defense should be able to keep Michigan's offense in check.  The big question is whether their battered offense can score.  As bad as Borges is, given NW's defense they'll probably need 3 TDs to win, but the only time they've managed that in the past month was against Nebraska.
 
2013-11-05 08:22:36 AM
The blood spatter is offensive and the jerseys are tasteless.  See Maryland for how you tastefully do veteran appreciation.
 
2013-11-05 08:53:29 AM

Muta: enry: Web designers that think making a web site slide left and right to read content need to be taken out and shot.

/can't read the article on an iPad

Works fine on my Windows PC with Explorer 10.  Perhaps you should use a system that supports industry standards.


It's Chrome on iOS. View the site in mobile mode and see what happens.
 
2013-11-05 08:57:10 AM

IAmRight: A Fark Handle: edmo: 8.J

Flag Code

but, but, but money...corporate whores are our betters.

Well, it's not an actual flag, so good job not understanding the difference between stars/stripes and an actual flag/colors/standard.

/former Marine Color Guard (not the whole Corps, just my unit)
//the blood spatters for the wounded warrior project, however, I could do without.


i do understand the difference, my point is that doing shiat that's supposedly charity (see pink shiat too) but really is just whoring for corporate dollars (or recruit attention) is tasteless and farking stupid.  now i think we can both agree that adding the blood spatter is particularly in poor taste.
 
2013-11-05 09:33:27 AM

rga184: The Googles Do Nothing: Northwestern will kick the crap out of Michigan's MANBALL offense.  It sucks, is turribull, and emburrussing.

/Michigan Fan

only for the first half, then michigan will adjust and mount a huge comeback to win in the last 2 minutes.

/seen it before


Like they did against State?
 
2013-11-05 09:56:10 AM
There are many things I don't agree with UniWatch's Paul Lukas about... but this is one of them.
 
2013-11-05 10:48:55 AM
God, that's hideous.

Count me as another who gets sick of the flag being plastered on everything. The largest flag here isn't owned by the national guard unit, or the city or county, it's owned by a tire store.

I love my country and what the flag stands for, but there's a point where it's just showing off as a faux patriot. Scream the Pledge if you want, heaven forbid you think about what it actually means.
 
2013-11-05 11:13:41 AM
Michigan deserves to have their eyes bleed from seeing these uniforms for giving a quarterback number 98.

I wonder how that feels for Gardner. They think enough of you to give you this special number, but they dont think enough of you to be such a great player that your own number would be deserving of honor.
 
2013-11-05 11:17:09 AM

The Googles Do Nothing: IlGreven: The Googles Do Nothing: Northwestern will kick the crap out of Michigan's MANBALL offense.  It sucks, is turribull, and emburrussing.

/Michigan Fan

Yes, but how many points will the Buckeyes put up on 'em? :)

/Yes, it is obligatory that someone mention tOSU on any thread that mentions a B1G team.

42-9 Buckeyes.


That sounds about right.  Though you may be overestimating Michigan scoring.
 
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