Saturday, September 5, 2015

BREAKING: New Uniforms Unveiled








Watch the video of the unveil here: 


17 comments:

I remain, very truly yours, Richard Szathmary said...

The glorious light bue has been relegated, in both home and away uniforms, to the blush of a mere "accent color."

Which is not maybe the best choice given how much light blue-dominated merchandise is sold at both games and at the bookstore. Will fans now instead be encouraged to wear navy to games? You know, Columbia bue is so well recognized, it is in fact a PMS color. The importance of which is suddenly apparently being negated.

Chick said...

I agree, Richard. Light blue is a lovely color and, more important, light blue (and white) is forever associated with Columbia. Perhaps the thinking of those who made this change--they certainly didn't consult the alumni--is that light blue is also associated with Columbia losing and therefore a different color should be attached to our winning ways from now on.

I don't believe that any uniform color--old, new or revised--will make a team win or lose. And if the new regime does, we're in for more misery. Perhaps the thinking was a more light-hearted idea like "out with the old, in with the new." That's easier to swallow, but after all the agony, I'd still prefer to restore honor to the light blue and white than bestow it on a new color scheme.

Bottom line, what really. matters is playing well and winning. And wearing navy blue or hot pink has zero effect on that.
I do give the new regime the respect of believing they know that and will grapple earnestly with football, not costume design.

alawicius said...

New uniforms look okay, but I agree, they overdid it on the "out with the light blue." Should have figured out something more inclusive to help preserve tradition. Can't anybody get it right around here?? :)
Allie

oldlion said...

"Lovely"? That says it all. We want a color that is ferocious. "Lovely" is not what we need.

alawicius said...

Oldlion definitely has a point, but a little more of the light blue wouldn't hurt...look at Lucas Faria's high school uniform, for instance. By the way, Jake, haven't heard much about Faria...any word?

alawicius said...

After a more careful look at the uniforms I think they worked in just enough light blue, barely but good enough with the wide stripe on the pants, the sleeves and other details. If the players like them that's what counts. By the way, can anyone hear what Al says at the end that makes the team erupt in a huge cheer?

Chick said...

Sorry, Old Lion, a ferocious color means nothing. We need a ferocious team. The uniiform's color doesn't play. What's inside it does.

WOF said...

I think he said they were headed to shake shack

alawicius said...

Chick, there are many who would disagree with you. As Polonius says in "Hamlet," "The apparel oft proclaims the man." Rendered today as "Clothes make the man," though of course that's not all there is to it, and, as you say, what's inside the clothes counts the most, there is no question that the uniform has an influence albeit entirely subjective. It is well known that for many high school players the college's uniform is a factor in recruiting.

Big Dawg said...

Clearly, changing color schemes does not improve talent or make us stronger. However, as a psychological and emotional message to the team and others, it makes a very strong statement; a clear message that there is a clear break with past traditions and our sad history. Does it, alone, guarantee success? Obviously not. But small changes like these can be cumulative.

I look to the day a few years from now when, after seasons of success, we have a "nostalgia" day when the Lions take the field again in lite blue. And kick some butt.

alswingman said...

Looks sharp. Reminds me a little bit of the two toned blue unis they had a while ago. Black is in so why not. It could have been worse! They could have trotted out chrome helmets.

alawicius said...

Big Dawg, you got it right.

Allie

Chick said...

I think there's some truth in the sentiments of Alawicius and Big Dawg, but let's not be sexist. If "clothes make the man," why not the woman too? Dress the footballers in anything you want but let the Lion women athletes wear bikinis--any color at all.

Chen1982 said...

Oh dear....Chick....you've taken it to bikinis? This cannot end well

alawicius said...

Chick...???

Allie

Chick said...

Lighten up, folks, I jokingly said bikinis for the women--NOT the men, sorry to anyone disappointed--to illustrate my skepticism about the new branch of academic research that claims a terrible football program can become a winner by punching up the uniform colors.

It seems the new hot color is black, which I thought was associated with mourning for Lion football.

If different colors--black or otherwise--actually boost morale and performance, I'll welcome that when I see it.

At the moment, I for one have the usual CU football problem in early September--a carryover losing streak plus impatience for action while most other schools, including our non-Ivy opponents, have already started their schedules. Pardon my angst, but right now I'm impatient to see some solid OL and DL play, completed passes and successful rushes, not some harmless but meaningless gimmickry with jerseys.

alawicius said...

Chick, we know you meant bikinis for the women, that's the problem.