The word was Colorado was preparing to update their football uniforms for 2015, and Friday the Buffs gave the world a look at their new uniform selections. For the most part, they are pretty darn slick.
Have a look at the full arsenal, highlighted by four different helmets to choose from (including a silver helmet)…
— Nike Football (@usnikefootball) May 1, 2015
First thing’s first, Nike did Colorado well with these uniforms. There is nothing that is too extreme or far-fetched compared to the traditional look for the football program. The addition of the silver helmet is actually a nice nod to the program’s past and might actually look good paired with the regular black home uniform.
The helmets. pic.twitter.com/XMPZA6fvxB
— Ryan Koenigsberg (@RyanKoenigsberg) May 1, 2015
But can we talk a moment about gray uniforms? What is it about gray that is so appealing? Nothing! Television became better and more visually appealing when we moved from black-and-white video to color, so what is it about college football uniforms that for some unknown reason demands gray? I just do not get it. Gray is a boring color. When I see anything in gray, I’m immediately tuning out. So please, let’s bring an end to this gray uniform fad going around college football. For what it is worth, Nike and Colorado are calling it dark steel gray, and apparently it was added to the school’s color scheme in 2007. Whatever. It looks dumb.
Well, it could be worse…
Anyway, Colorado should look good in their regular golden-colored helmets and the alternative white helmet should look good too. The black helmet is a bit of a fad as well, but at least it goes with Colorado’s regular color scheme so this is far from a uniform violation.
What do you think about Colorado’s new uniform? Leave your grade using the star ranking below, and leave your comments as well. You can check out more photos of the new Colorado uniforms here.