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(Washington Times)   Northwestern's new "wounded warrior" tribute uniforms come complete with PTSD-inducing blood spatter   (washingtontimes.com) divider line 54
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2013-11-05 03:48:48 PM
The public, meanwhile, seems similarly split, with one poster on Deadspin decried "fake blood is for fake patriots" - while another wrote on a YouTube site that "these are beast."

Anyone who uses the expression "these are beast" needs to be taken out into a field and shot.

/I'm OK with this
 
2013-11-05 04:00:58 PM

Walker: The public, meanwhile, seems similarly split, with one poster on Deadspin decried "fake blood is for fake patriots" - while another wrote on a YouTube site that "these are beast."

Anyone who uses the expression "these are beast" needs to be taken out into a field and shot.

/I'm OK with this


Concur.
 
2013-11-05 04:07:56 PM
How is this different from the Boston Marathon Halloween costume chick?

/note: Northwestern is apparently now spinning that the bloodstains aren't really bloodstains.  Maybe they got death threats.
 
2013-11-05 04:08:01 PM
Re and peat.
 
2013-11-05 05:50:45 PM
Unnecessary uniforms seem to be getting more unnecessary by the week.

Thought this was football, not fashion university...
 
2013-11-05 05:53:03 PM
Still, the sports news outlet Deadspin hates the uniform, describing the new design as an "asymmetrical patriotic mishmash."

Hell, I still don't know if I like them, but the asymmetrical part is the one thing I DO like about them. Symmetrical, boring inside-the-box thinking is what's wrong with design today.
 
2013-11-05 05:55:38 PM

Walker: Anyone who uses the expression "these are beast" needs to be taken out into a field and shot.


Never heard that before, but I instantly concur with your assessment. They should be knee shot and gutshot first if they've used the phrase more than 4 times.
 
2013-11-05 06:03:25 PM
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2013-11-05 06:06:19 PM
VIET-farkING-FOOBALLLL!!!
www.gr8photos.ic.cz
 
2013-11-05 06:13:47 PM
Our wounded warriors do NOT shed blood when they are wounded. And don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

/I'm surprised no one is making a stink about using the flag as a fashion statement. Illegal. Regardless of whether Barbara Bush wore that polyester flag tarp or not.
 
2013-11-05 06:17:41 PM

vygramul: Walker: The public, meanwhile, seems similarly split, with one poster on Deadspin decried "fake blood is for fake patriots" - while another wrote on a YouTube site that "these are beast."

Anyone who uses the expression "these are beast" needs to be taken out into a field and shot.

/I'm OK with this

Concur.


Thirded.

As an aside, do you think veterans are going to be thrilled that Under Armour decided to repeatedly violate the United States Flag Code, in their names, as an advertising ploy?
 
2013-11-05 06:26:08 PM

FormlessOne: As an aside, do you think veterans are going to be thrilled that Under Armour decided to repeatedly violate the United States Flag Code, in their names, as an advertising ploy?


No, they didn't. Understand what a flag is. Colors does not refer to the hues of the flag. It's a specific term for the flag. Yeesh. We went over this in the last thread.

/former Color Guard Marine
//only at the unit level
///so many damn retirement ceremonies
 
2013-11-05 06:42:43 PM
But Bleacher Report loves them, with one writer describing the new digs as "classy" and "sharp-looking," and a long-overdue hat tip to the nation's military.

Because God knows sports teams don't hat tip to the nation's military. Ever. At all. Especially not every farking game, match, and race since 9/11.
 
2013-11-05 06:45:29 PM
Hi guys, I actually don't have better things to do so I'm going to be in this thread expressing outrage at the uniforms some kids wear during a sporting event.  This is top priority for me right now.
 
2013-11-05 07:06:25 PM
I don't like using the flag on clothing.  I don't feel like the flag of the United States should be used as some sort of fashion statement.  I find things like this to be wholly unacceptable.
 
2013-11-05 07:10:54 PM

vygramul: Walker: The public, meanwhile, seems similarly split, with one poster on Deadspin decried "fake blood is for fake patriots" - while another wrote on a YouTube site that "these are beast."

Anyone who uses the expression "these are beast" needs to be taken out into a field and shot.

/I'm OK with this

Concur.


But wouldn't that just add more blood spatter, so that someone would be compelled to write, "Those bullet holes and blood spatter are the beast, yo!", so then THAT person would have to be shot, and before you know it you have an, "Oh the humanity!" type moment on your hands!

/stupid uniforms are stupid
 
2013-11-05 07:13:10 PM
The bloodstain thing is a truly bizarre choice.
 
2013-11-05 07:17:06 PM
I dunno, I think the blood splatter is cool. Partially because some people will get their panties in a giant wad over something that, in the grand scheme of things, isn't really a big deal.
 
2013-11-05 07:28:32 PM

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: The bloodstain thing is a truly bizarre choice.


I wouldn't call it bizarre, since the money's going to the Wounded Warrior Project. I'd just go with distasteful - one of those things where it's a case of "I see what you're going for, and it's definitely a tricky spot to hit, but you didn't quite pull it off."
 
2013-11-05 07:39:14 PM
Northwester's second wounded warrior tribute uniform thread comes complete with fark spatter.
 
2013-11-05 07:41:05 PM
FTFA:

Ten percent of proceeds from the special edition jerseys that are sold will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

I wonder if this is gross or net.  I suppose 90% of total revenue might be needed to cover expenses, but if they are only giving 10% of the profit and pocketing the rest by merchandising the Wounded Warriors Project....that seems rather dickish on the part of Under Armor.
 
2013-11-05 07:43:01 PM

Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus: I wonder if this is gross or net.  I suppose 90% of total revenue might be needed to cover expenses, but if they are only giving 10% of the profit and pocketing the rest by merchandising the Wounded Warriors Project....that seems rather dickish on the part of Under Armor.


I'd bet the school gets a cut, too.
 
2013-11-05 07:49:32 PM
So is that "blue" alien blood spatter on the star field side of the uniform and helmet?

 I'm guessing it was more of a dripping or smearing of color (like paint or ink) than it is intended to be blood spatter.  Never let facts, reality, or the intentions of others get in the way of your righteous indignation.

Thanks for being offended enough for the rest of us.
 
2013-11-05 07:58:17 PM
One thread about Northwestern's football uniforms wasn't enough?
 
2013-11-05 08:01:20 PM

Lucksbane: So is that "blue" alien blood spatter on the star field side of the uniform and helmet?

 I'm guessing it was more of a dripping or smearing of color (like paint or ink) than it is intended to be blood spatter.  Never let facts, reality, or the intentions of others get in the way of your righteous indignation.

Thanks for being offended enough for the rest of us.


Let's say it's not blood. It's still tacky as hell for anything other than a team that represents the USA in an international competition. The team that NW is playing is just as American as NW is, but they've got to go to work trying to tackle, beat up, and otherwise destroy guys wearing (at least a fragment of) the flag of their own country. That's just lame. Leave the nationalism for people who are representing the whole nation.
 
2013-11-05 08:09:19 PM
If it's not supposed to be blood, then it's runs in the paint, and as countless bumper stickers have told me, these colors don't run.

/they do bleed, though, apparently.
 
2013-11-05 08:56:36 PM
Just looks like paint splatter to me. Or are we calling every example of red paint splatter 'blood' now?
 
2013-11-05 09:13:36 PM

DaintySavage: Just looks like paint splatter to me. Or are we calling every example of red paint splatter 'blood' now?


Exactly!
 
2013-11-05 09:13:51 PM
I like strictly traditional uniforms or batshiat crazy.
These are batshiat crazy.

Stuff like this doesn't bother me, but I find using the flag like this as just plain tacky. Same with the Stars-n-Bars crap or the Lone Star flag on everydamnthing in Texas.

/southerner
//South Druidia
 
2013-11-05 09:22:43 PM
If you complain about the flags used on these uniforms do you care if chicks wear it on bikinis?
 
2013-11-05 09:25:40 PM
You should see the ones for next week. The ones in support of rape victims.
 
2013-11-05 09:44:05 PM

great_tigers: If you complain about the flags used on these uniforms do you care if chicks wear it on bikinis?


They should take the bikinis off immediately.
 
2013-11-05 09:59:41 PM
YES WE KNOW ALREADY THANK YOU FOR BEATING IT INTO OUR HEADS THIRTY TIMES IN A ROW
 
2013-11-05 10:00:20 PM
Can we just go back to the days where everybody has a home uniform and a road uniform. All these 3rd and 4th uniforms are the most part stupid and ugly.  Can't even do an honarary veterans day uniform without really farking it up.
 
2013-11-05 10:19:10 PM
But there's no pink in these uniforms, which means I won't even be aware of breast cancer.
 
2013-11-05 10:42:24 PM

Captain Steroid: [INAPPROPRIATE HARBLS I HAS THEM]


YUP
 
2013-11-05 10:51:17 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: Our wounded warriors do NOT shed blood when they are wounded. And don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

/I'm surprised no one is making a stink about using the flag as a fashion statement. Illegal. Regardless of whether Barbara Bush wore that polyester flag tarp or not.


Flag Code is not law... therefore not illegal
 
2013-11-05 11:03:19 PM

JSam21: TheShavingofOccam123: Our wounded warriors do NOT shed blood when they are wounded. And don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

/I'm surprised no one is making a stink about using the flag as a fashion statement. Illegal. Regardless of whether Barbara Bush wore that polyester flag tarp or not.

Flag Code is not law... therefore not illegal


http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagcode.htm
 
2013-11-06 12:44:18 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: JSam21: TheShavingofOccam123: Our wounded warriors do NOT shed blood when they are wounded. And don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

/I'm surprised no one is making a stink about using the flag as a fashion statement. Illegal. Regardless of whether Barbara Bush wore that polyester flag tarp or not.

Flag Code is not law... therefore not illegal

http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagcode.htm


From your link:  http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/faq.htm

"Are there penalties for violating the Flag Code?
No. For private citizens, the Flag Code serves as a guide to be followed on a purely voluntary basis to insure proper respect for the flag. The Supreme Court has ruled that politically motivated violations of the Flag Code are protected by the First Amendment.The Flag Code has no provision for enforcement. No fines, no penalties. There is nothing law enforcement can do when the Flag Code is broken."
 
2013-11-06 12:45:42 AM

This Looks Fun: "Are there penalties for violating the Flag Code?
No. For private citizens, the Flag Code serves as a guide to be followed on a purely voluntary basis to insure proper respect for the flag. The Supreme Court has ruled that politically motivated violations of the Flag Code are protected by the First Amendment.The Flag Code has no provision for enforcement. No fines, no penalties. There is nothing law enforcement can do when the Flag Code is broken."


Even if there were, they're not making the uniform out of actual flags. So it's not even a violation.
 
2013-11-06 12:47:47 AM

IAmRight: Even if there were, they're not making the uniform out of actual flags. So it's not even a violation.


Sorry, that's covered too. This is a flag. Yes, it violates the code. No, that's not an issue:

http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/faq.htm#q031
 
2013-11-06 12:53:39 AM

This Looks Fun: Sorry, that's covered too. This is a flag. Yes, it violates the code. No, that's not an issue:


That's their interpretation of it, not the actual code as written.
 
2013-11-06 12:54:21 AM
But it would be awesome to have someone cite a FAQ in a court case.
 
2013-11-06 01:16:43 AM

IAmRight: But it would be awesome to have someone cite a FAQ in a court case.


Hey, if you can't trust the 45 seconds it takes to peruse a .org history site as gospel, what CAN you believe in?
 
2013-11-06 02:49:55 AM

themunsterfullback: Can we just go back to the days where everybody has a home uniform and a road uniform. All these 3rd and 4th uniforms are the most part stupid and ugly.  Can't even do an honarary veterans day uniform without really farking it up.


nope.  corporate whoredom and whoring up to recruits means we need more farktard uniforms for all...

/i for one blame those nike whore farks in oregon.
//whores...
 
2013-11-06 03:13:15 AM
I didn't see anything in the article stating how much of the proceeds went to the Wounded Warrior Project but according to Under Armour's website it's 100 percent of proceeds and not the 10 percent mentioned above.  It also doesn't seem like this is the first or last time we will see something like this.

From the website:

Since 2009, select Under Armour Division I football teams have worn specially-designed uniforms for one game to honor the Wounded Warrior Project. Team jerseys bear the names "Honor, Duty, Commitment, Loyalty, Dedication, Country and Service" instead of player names, and are auctioned off after the game. 100% of the proceeds of these jersey auctions go directly to WWP.

Personally the thing that offends me about all of this is that people are more offended by a college wearing a uniform to draw attention to wounded veterans and not the fact that private enterprise has to step in and support said veterans because the government that got them wounded in the first place isn't taking care of their own.  Not that this is a new thing but it's still sad.
 
2013-11-06 03:56:56 AM
Regardless of how tasteless the uniforms are, I have a bigger problem with any design that resembles blood spatter for a sport that routinely involves serious, sometimes life-threatening injuries on the field. It makes it look like everyone is already bleeding and broken on the first snap. Unless these are meant to camouflage all the blood that they expect to shed throughout the entire game, so they don't have to wash out the stains.
 
2013-11-06 06:07:03 AM
I think they're cool.
 
2013-11-06 08:17:31 AM
Doesn't look like blood spatter to me. Looks like they tried to replicate an old flag.
 
2013-11-06 08:18:28 AM

Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus: FTFA:

Ten percent of proceeds from the special edition jerseys that are sold will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

I wonder if this is gross or net.  I suppose 90% of total revenue might be needed to cover expenses, but if they are only giving 10% of the profit and pocketing the rest by merchandising the Wounded Warriors Project....that seems rather dickish on the part of Under Armor.


WTF are you talking about? Profit is the goddam American way!
 
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