Nike has been in the news a lot lately, not sure why.
Maybe it’s because they make the best uniforms in the biz. We’ve spent years marveling at (or shaking our heads at) the Oregon Ducks and their wild uniform iterations.
Nike has turned that considerable design aptitude to the Colorado Buffaloes and the result has been spectacular.
As noted in this piece, I am an old-school, traditional Buff. While I liked what Oregon was doing with the uniforms, I preferred the Buffaloes in black jerseys, gold pants and traditional helmets. It’s what all the great stuff happened in.
One of the brilliant ways Nike took in the Colorado football uniforms was in how they rolled it out. They didn’t go straight to the outrageous, peppering with all-black or all-white options to start. Then they introduced the black helmets, then the pewter helmets.
It all culminated in yesterday’s look. Gray pants and jerseys with gold-trimmed black lettering and the pewter helmets. Pictured above the look is both classic CU and fresh. They didn’t go the outrageous route that Oregon did, just really thoughtful use of Colorado’s color scheme.
I don’t know what all the fuss is surrounding Nike these days (wink, wink) but I sure do like the way the Buffs look these days.
On to the PAC-12 and UCLA, with a balanced offensive attack and an opportunistic defense. we’re not ready yet to declare these Buffs contenders but they do look ready to make some noise in the South Division.