I’ve seen a lot of bad uniforms in my lifetime.
Oftentimes, they’ve been the uniforms put out by Adidas, a company intent on demolishing anything of aesthetic value. Just take a look at this piece that Richard Johnson wrote for SB Nation, which highlights some of the worst looks Adidas has forced teams to wear over the years.
Yeah, I’ll never forget those horrible Wisconsin-Nebraska uniforms.
I never expected this from Nike though. They’re supposed to be the gold standard, the ones who know what style looks like and how to make something both cool and generally pleasing to the eye.
Then they went and did this to Florida:
Those helmets are certainly fantastic, but everything else about this uniform is an abomination. The Nike scientists tried to experiment with the reptile look, and—like their Jurassic Park predecessors—they “were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should.”
One thing is pellucidly certain: It will be difficult for Nike to ever make something worse than these uniforms, and we haven’t even seen them on the field yet.
This Saturday, Florida football is going to be something you can’t take your eyes off of for even worse reasons that usual.