Late this afternoon, I received an e-mail from my friend Steve, who sent me this link and information that Ohio State would again be wearing special uniforms for the Michigan game on November 27th. He added, "I know you won't like this".
I replied very quickly ~ "You are right. I do not like it. At all."
What is it with Nike having Ohio State adjust their uniforms for THE GAME? Here are Ohio State's athletic director Gene Smith's words last season, when describing why Ohio State adjusted for the Michigan game in Ann Arbor...
"They offered us a chance to try a new uniform product featuring cutting-edge fabrics and technology; participation in the program also offered us a one-time opportunity to salute one of those great championship teams that have built the Ohio State football tradition."
- "Again, this is a one-time opportunity to honor a great championship team. We have no plans to make any changes to the traditional Buckeye uniform for the foreseeable future."
So Gene, what happened to the "one-time opportunity"? What happened to the "no plans to make any changes to the traditional Buckeye uniform"?
If you want to make changes...BRING BACK THE GRAY STRIPE ON THE SCARLET JERSEY!
You know, kind of like the one that this guy who won the Heisman Trophy twice wore?!?