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(Washington Times)   Northwestern's new "wounded warrior" tribute uniforms come complete with PTSD-inducing blood spatter   (washingtontimes.com) divider line 12
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2013-11-05 08:01:20 PM
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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 06:42:43 PM
2 votes:
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.
2013-11-06 10:16:37 AM
1 votes:

westpointer: Was the Sick tag on bed rest at Walter Reed?

The most generous I can be is that this was a good intention gone astray.

In reality it is repugnant and offensive to common taste westpointer.

2013-11-05 09:13:51 PM
1 votes:
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 08:09:19 PM
1 votes:
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 07:41:05 PM
1 votes:
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 07:28:32 PM
1 votes:

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 07:13:10 PM
1 votes:
The bloodstain thing is a truly bizarre choice.
2013-11-05 06:17:41 PM
1 votes:

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 06:13:47 PM
1 votes:
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 05:50:45 PM
1 votes:
Unnecessary uniforms seem to be getting more unnecessary by the week.

Thought this was football, not fashion university...
2013-11-05 04:07:56 PM
1 votes:
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.
 
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