ASU Sun Devil Hockey gets new Adidas Uniforms for 2018-19

It’s still summer, but for college hockey fans the season is just around the corner. One of the newest teams to the Division One ranks has been the Arizona State Sun Devils who have officially unveiled their new uniforms for the 2018-19 season.

 

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The new uniforms mark provided by Adidas have given the Sun Devils an updated home and a completely overhauled road uniform. Event though there are just two uniforms, according to the ASU athletic department the hockey team will have 72 uniform combinations with four helmets (maroon, white, gold, and gray) along with three pairs of gloves  pants (maroon, black, and gray). Let’s take a look at what’s stayed the same and what changes have been implemented.

ASU will have 72 combinations of uniforms for next season.

What’s the same?

First the main crest on the uniform has remained the same with the devil’s pitchfork. This was a great logo in the middle of the uniform and I am really glad they kept this. The home uniforms remain a classic white color as opposed to going to a colored home uniform like Quinnipiac University that wears a gold uniform for home games. One minor feature that remains the same is the captain’s crest with the state of Arizona as the background. This is a nice subtle detail that I can see other state university’s copying in the future.

What has changed?

ASU’s old home uniforms. the school has changed the main logo color and dropped the ASU shoulder yokes.

There is a lot of changes to the ASU uniform set. First let’s start with the minor changes. The main logo on both jerseys is now a red trident with gold piping instead of the old combo which was the opposite last year. While it still pops on the white, I do think the gold trident would pop better rather than a maroon crest on maroon jersey.

From the top ASU has added four new helmets to the set each with the trident logos. Last season the team had a gold and red helmet but will now add grey and white helmets to the set.

ASU’s new lids look like football helmets with the trident logo and gives them four options for helmet options

The piping on the sleeves and socks have changed from a classic three stripe to now a layered look of red, gold, grey, and black. This style is very similar to what the Vegas Golden Knight Uniforms look like. Each jersey also features the state of Arizona embroidered under the back collar above the name plate.

ASU’s new road uniform not only has a new color, but continues to focus on the minor details.

The biggest change is the road uniform which drops the former black uniform in favor of a maroon uniform. This uniform features gold numbers and uses grey as the secondary color saving the gold as an accent color with the black. Overall this is a sharp set of uniforms with ASU quickly becoming the Oregon of college hockey with their multiple combinations. Don’t be surprised if other schools follow suit with additional helmets, gloves, and pants to pair with their uniforms.

What could have been improved?

Despite the great new set, ASU dropped their sharp-looking black uniform

Really my only complaint is that despite the combinations the team only has three uniforms. While they gold have easily added a gold or dark gray uniform to the set, personally I wish they kept their sharp-looking black road uniforms as an alternate. These were some of the sharpest uniforms in college hockey and the red, gold, and black combo was not only sharp but the black made the maroon and gold really pop. Hopefully the team can bring these back next year as a third uniform because this was the program’s best uniform.

 

 

NFL’s COLOR RUSH Needs to be Stopped!

Stop the madness! Stop the madness please! Two weeks into the NFL’s Color Rush uniform program it is clear that this idea was terrible. No, it’s no just that last week’s designs left millions of color blind fans scratching their heads trying to figure out which team had the ball, or that it looked like Christmas vomited in the Meadowlands.

If that wasn’t enough we get the Titans and Jaguars in the Thursday Night matchup tonight in uniforms that just make fans groan. tempColorRush1_2--nfl_mezz_1280_1024Let’s start with the Titans. I understand that they’ve worn
the powder blue color in the past but the monotone light blue look is horribly. That’s the main problem with the color rush uniforms is that it’s basically one solid color. If the pants or even the socks were a different color it would balance out the uniforms much better. Instead the Titans looks like oversized infants in baby blue onesies.

 

And then there are the Jaguars, or the Gold Rangers from Power Rangers. I really can’t tell the difference. This isn’t even a Notre Dame gold and 635829496689895063-5pzJ2j5ZeqhTGfgnEMAEeVv2btTK1--BXveVcd9YUOElooks like the mustard one might find in the back of the cabinet that’s five years past it’s expiration date. What’s even worse? The fact that the Jaguars didn’t go with a all gold helmet but keep their terrible two-tone helmet that’s already a disaster.

Do I give the NFL credit for trying something new? Yes, but this idea just seems like a quick cash grab in order to sell more jerseys. Instead of pushing the envelope with new or innovative designs, the league has just decided to basically keep the same uniform, dose it in one bright color and they’re done. I love the idea of new uniforms and having the Thursday game be the embodies different uniforms but the NFL is missing a golden opportunity.

Instead of Color Rush the NFL should do Throwback Thursday next season. That way fans can see the great looks of the past while fans of those respective teams can buy the throwbacks at the team store. There are so many teams with great throwbacks it’s an opportunity for the NFL to not only make additional revenue off of uniforms, but to honor it’s rich history.

Buffalo Bills v Tennessee Titans

Just look at what could have been this week. The Titans could have worn their Oilers throwbacks. What about the Jaguars? Even though Jacksonville has only been in existence since 1995, they still can use throwback uniforms. My suggestion would be their original 1995 uniforms which utilize their original logo and teal colors.
MB_runningThere are so many teams with iconic throwbacks and it would be great to see them again. A couple of favorites could be the Elway Broncos, the Eagles kelly greens, and of course the Bucs creamsicles. The hashtag throwback thursday has already become a staple in pop culture, so why can’t the NFL utilize this? There are plenty of great opportunities to honor the past uniforms rather then just running out this monotone disasters that are the Color Rush threads. I understand that Color Rush is here to stay for this season, but can we please let these terrible uniforms go after the season and give the people what they really want? Throwback Thursday Night Football.

Buck Stops Here: Milwaukee Unveils New Logo

The Milwaukee Bucks have a young and talented roster that the franchise is looking to nba_bucks-primary_final_1294x1572build around. However, for the 2015-2016 season the Bucks will have a new look with new uniforms and logos. The primary logo features a more aggressive and formidable stag that replaces the softer looking former logo. The new logo also features a subtle M that forms the neck while also having Milwaukee’s first letter having a prominent place in the logo.

The team has also changed the color palette adding cream as the secondary color over the previous red. With the red color gone, the Bucks will now use nba_bucks-secondary_final_1296x1296white and blue as their accent colors.

Overall the logo and colors feels more rustic which makes sense given Milwaukee’s mascot. The secondary logos are also solid new logs which not only look great, but play more to the state’s MJS MB_Secondary_Logo_2.jpgheritage.