Notre Dame Football: Twitter Reacts to Irish's 2012 Shamrock Series Uniforms

Randy ChambersAnalyst IAugust 16, 2012

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Miami Hurricanes will add to their historic rivalry this season when they play in the first week of October. Notre Dame decided that the two historic programs playing against one another simply wasn't enough, and it will switch its wardrobe up for the big matchup.

For a team that is based on tradition, the new look is certainly going to receive many negative reviews from traditionalists. But even if you are a fan of the recent trend of programs switching up their look, there aren't many people that are giving this Notre Dame uniform a pass.

If you are an Irish fan, you may want to stop reading right now because things may tend to get ugly, as we searched the Twitter universe for reactions on the new apparel that Notre Dame will wear in the game against Miami.

Sal Guerrero of gets us started.

I love how Notre Dame tries to get hip and they just look like an old guy trying to look young.

— Sal Guerrero (@SalDGuerrero) August 16, 2012

There is no question that Notre Dame has the traditional look down to a science. And judging by the new look, they may want to stick to the old, plain uniforms from now on.

Fan Adam Wojtys warns everyone before they see them.

If you havnt seen the new Notre Dame unis yet consider yourself lucky. Oh my eyes

— Adam Wojtys (@HokeSmash) August 16, 2012

You may want to take his advice.

TheCassino, writer for, reminds Irish fans it can always be worse.

Notre Dame fans, if you think those unis are ugly, check out your team’s schedule. Will be a fun year for all.

— theCassino (@TheCassino) August 16, 2012

Playing Michigan, Michigan State, Oklahoma, USC and Staford certainly is no easy task.

Fan Sterling Gould has jokes.

The new #TechFit uni's for Notre Dame didn't just wake up the Echoes, it fired a 3-Mile Island alarm and threatened the lives of loved ones.

— Sterling Gould (@MoreCredible) August 16, 2012

Can it get any worse than that?

Via Tim Siedell:

These helmets are the most hideous thing in the history of Notre Dame, and I'm including Quasimodo:

— Tim Siedell (@badbanana) August 16, 2012

It looks like it can.

Via @sportspickle:

"What's that? People stopped paying attention to our football decades ago? Well, then let's make some stupid uniforms!" - Notre Dame

— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) August 16, 2012

It is all fun and games until somebody goes for the low blow.

Sportswriter @janjan:

Wtf @ Notre Dame's new uniforms? I mean. Does Adidas hate Notre Dame?

— janjan (@dubjan23) August 16, 2012

Judging by last season’s look, we are starting to believe they do. Either that, or Notre Dame continues to lose a bet.

Via Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune:

#NotreDame LB Manti Te'o, modeling Shamrock Series uni: "I love them. Look good, you feel good. You feel good, you play good. It's true."

— Brian Hamilton (@ChiTribHamilton) August 16, 2012

Well, at least somebody likes the new uniforms. And at the end of the day, the players are the ones that have to wear them.

Fan Patrick Quaife gets personal.

These new alternate Notre Dame football jerseys are so bad, even Rudy wouldn't want to suit up for the Fighting Irish.…

— Patrick Quaife (@pquaife) August 16, 2012

Although, at the age of 63, I'm not sure you will see him on the field for anybody.

Fan Michael Taub:

Ok, those Notre Dame helmets may be worse than Maryland's. #brutal

— Michael Taub (@mtaub) August 16, 2012

Hmm, these are extremely hard to top.

Via Adam Kramer of Bleacher Report and Kegs ‘n Eggs:

"Yeah, but Notre Dame will do their talking ON THE FIELD." - a Notre Dame bro anxiously awaiting the first "Dr. Lou"

— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) August 16, 2012

The Big Lead writer @SportsHernia:

My dad upon being alerted of the Notre Dame unis: "If I have to make a choice, I'd rather see them play well than look good." Fair enough.

— Sports Hernia (@TheSportsHernia) August 16, 2012

At the end of the day, that is what it is all about.

Michael Citro of

I wish you guys would lay off the Notre Dame uniforms. I think it's great that Adidas is willing to hire blind uni designers.

— Michael Citro (@OHD_Michael) August 16, 2012

OK, this has to stop.


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