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Friday, June 23, 2006

The Things That Inspire Nike

Yesterday, we put up a post, uh, commenting on Oregon's 48 new uniforms.

In it, we were particularly puzzled by the criss-cross tread-looking-things on the sleeves and knees. Where did the inspiration come from? Then, on the way home from work today, Benny literally stumbled across the answer. So simple, so genius. And it just screams college football uniform...


King of Ducks said...

no, no, no, we got the idea from the bumpers of construction trucks. lol

Anonymous said...

I like the Polish Biking Teams unis a lot better.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it obvious?!? It's a no-skid surface.

This allows improved traction for opponents while walking all over the Ducks in that notoriously moist Eugene weather.

Wow, those Nike folks think of everything. Safety First, y'all!

Anonymous said...

Yost, you seriously never heard of Diamond Plating before?

BaggyPantsDevil said...

Wait! We've missed something. Check out this picture that's a little larger than what we've seen.

Yeah, the yellow helmet has ghost flames on it. Ghost flames! And I actually thought of jokingly suggesting that yesterday since they're obviously going for the hot rod pick-up truck look. And the worst part of it all is that there's a part of me that thinks those flames are kind of groovy.

Got this from a decent post on the uniforms--and a talk with the guys behind them--here over at Uniwatch.