As you all saw this afternoon if you’re a part of the Twitter-verse or made it to Marshall’s Fan Day at Joan C. Edwards Stadium, the Marshall football team has new uniforms, as seen here …
There are some obvious differences from the old version. Some like them. Some don’t. First, the dissenters …
Uniforms are meant to appeal to the players but personally I am not a fan I think the new Marshall uniforms. Too much black and hate numbers
— Brad Bader (@bradabader) August 10, 2014
The new Marshall uniforms are not cool — Brandon Roberts (@brandonx_7) August 10, 2014
— Spencer Hall (@edsbs) August 10, 2014
And now for those in favor of the new unis, of which there are many.
— Jarrett W (@Whitmore_J) August 11, 2014
Of course the year I don’t go to every single Marshall game they’re suppose to be really good and their uniforms are badass
— Morgan Love Smith (@Molovee10) August 10, 2014
— Kim Gaffney Corriher (@KGNY21) August 11, 2014
I’ll chime in, too, but preface it with the warning that this is coming from a cranky, 37-year-old man. I like the number font. I like the stitching around the collar. I like the embroidered “The Herd” across the chest. I like the stripe and think they could have added a stripe up the side of the jersey.
But the shading on the jersey numbers will give me a stroke.
They’ll be an absolute nightmare for spotters and everyone else in the press box, and we’ll have the extra challenge of not having names on the backs of the jerseys. Doc Holliday confirmed his 2013 strategy will be used again — no names until the bowl game.
Now when I talked to the players, they loved the new uniforms. DB Keith Baxter said they dressed a handful of players like Rakeem Cato, Chris Jasperse and Darryl Roberts in them and paraded them in front of the rest of the team, which immediately went bonkers.
Cato liked them. Baxter liked them. James Rouse liked them. In the end, it’s the players who will wear them and if they like them, that’s what counts. Just know that, if I can figure out who made a tackle during a game this year, you know what I’m going to blame.
In other Fan Day news, Rakeem Cato was a pretty popular guy. Check out this photo.
The line ends at the left of the photo. Cato is sitting at the right of it. He might see a lot of that this season.