Friday, February 5, 2016

2016 Kentucky Wildcats Uniforms

Today, Nike and the University of Kentucky unveiled the 2016 football uniforms including a new secondary logo. I would love to say I am extremely happy with the update, but I would be lying if I said that. There are a lot of issues with the new uniform.

Uniform Rating:  6.89 out of 10 (Downgrade from previous set)

 My first impressions are below:

The Good:
  1. No black or gray jersey
  2. The blue & white jersey looks good. 
  3. The number font is called 'torque' and I like it. 
  4. The KENTUCKY Script on the jersey is nice
The Bad:
  1.  The checkerboard on the blue jersey stands out like a sore thumb. Before it appeared like we were trying to mock Tennessee, now it appears we are trying to take over that pattern from the Volunteers. 
  2. The lack of the checkerboard pattern on the helmet & pants does not make the uniform very uniformity.
The Ugly:
  1.  As much as I hated the black & gray uniform, they did drop them, but the Anthracite color is not any better. In fact, it seems to be a combination of both black and gray which equals crap in my book. 
  2. The helmets looks to plain now. There should be a checkered stripes on all the helmets. 
  3. The anthracite facemask looks horrible on the blue helmet. The only facemask the blue helmet needs is a white one. 
  4. The new UK logo is atrocious and it looks like it was designed by a grade schooler. I mean why did the school feel the need to change something that was not broken drives me crazy. 
    1. This logo would've been perfect: 
  5. The new secondary Wildcat logo looks like it should be on the side of a helmet worn by a high school or FCS football team. When I first say it, I immediately thought of the New Hampshire Wildcats. 
  6. Having a stripe on the pants is good, but that stripe should've been checkered to match the jersey.