Breaking Down Boston College and Hawaii's Under Armour Freedom Jerseys

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor IOctober 8, 2012

Photo courtesy of complex.com
Photo courtesy of complex.com

America, F-yeah!

While it seems like every school in the country is turning into the University of Oregon, with the number of "alternate" jerseys popping up, the Boston College Eagles and Hawaii Warriors have finally found a good reason to don some new threads.

That reason being the troops.

When Boston College hosts Maryland on Oct. 27 and Hawaii hosts UNLV on Nov. 24, the two schools will wear patriotic uniforms designed by Under Armour—the fourth consecutive year Under Armour has designed the "Freedom Jerseys."

Via UniWatch's Paul Lukas:

New Wounded Warrior Project uniforms for Boston College and Hawaii: twitter.com/UniWatch/statu…

— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) October 8, 2012

Not only are these uniforms just about as sleek and wowing as can be, but they will be auctioned off after the game and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

It doesn't get much better than that. 

While both schools undoubtedly get "10s" for the intention behind these jerseys, let's take a look at the actual visual aspect of each uniform.

Boston College: 8.5/10

Overall, I like Boston College's white theme better than Hawaii's blue (I'm assuming it's blue) simply because it looks more sleek.

However, the white also accentuates the American-flag aspects of the jersey, which come across as a little too much. If the stars and stripes were only on the helmet or only on the shoulder pads, I think they would be fine.

But in this case, the stars and stripes are on the helmet, shoulder pads, gloves and shoes. I love me some patriotism, but this is a little much.  

Hawaii: 9/10

The only reason Hawaii scores half a point higher is because the darker jersey makes the stars and stripes much more subtle. 

They are barely noticeable on the shoulder pads and the helmet just looks like a normal white helmet. From the only angle we are given, Hawaii's overall jersey is much less "in your face" than Boston College's.

Still, while the design on each jersey is less than perfect, the concept behind them is flawless.


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