So Coyote Fan brought this up in a game thread, and I think it is certainly worthy of discussion. Might be nice to have a designated place for it, given that it can affect both football and basketball.
So how do you all feel about alternates? Have our recent ones been good, or what would you rather see? (poll included)
I agree that Black alts for basketball would be sharp, if done well. The Jacks have done this, and the yellow pops well against black. Their yellow-dominant unis are pretty good, too.
Charcoal (dark grey) for the Yotes would look really good, too, I think. The trick is to make sure the numbers are outlined in white, or you can't read them. The men's BB team has some light/medium grey alternates that I think don't look that great.
I know grey and black are not school colors, but there's only so much you can do with red and white.
All-whites with very little red might be cool, too.
Part of the problem has more to do with Adidas, and the fact that we are a mid-major (basically a nobody to them). I'm sure that the alternate designs we get from them are very cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-most, recycled designs. They just adapt the same alt. design to multiple schools. That's fine, I guess. Nike just seems to do a better job at that IMO.
I like the light grey men's alternates but I don't like the dark grey alternates.
I like the grey pants with the red and white stripe for the football team.
Overall, I am not a fan of alternates, but I wouldn't mind the women having a light grey alternate.
I do not like the black alternates. Too many teams already have black alternates.
I am also not a fan of all the pink uniforms worn by teams to promote the fight against cancer. Seems like a waste of money that could better be put to cancer research. Maybe just go with pink shoelaces or wear a pink t-shirt in warmups.
Enough with all this other crap. Our colors are red and white. Stick with that. (get off my lawn, too)
I agree. My hometown high school has black as one of its colors. I'm sick and tired of other teams stealing our colors for their uniforms. If you have to take on another team's identity, please choose somebody else's, maybe green, orange, or purple.
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I'm really not a fan of the light gray ones the dark look better but still aren't great. Adidas doesn't help our situation much with the Uni design Nike and UA do a lot better job of creating new designs imo. I think a black alternate would look sharp with White lettering and Red accents. Red/White are our main colors but a lot of schools use those same colors or variations so I think that 3rd neutral color is necessary.
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