So Florida is going to wear a new... uhhh... uniform this weekend

First, lets get the designspeak out of the way

As the only Division I school in the country named the Gators, UF and Nike officials saw a unique opportunity that has been in the works for over two years. This marks the first time in school history that the Florida football team will stray from its traditional Orange and Blue look that is synonymous with its storied program.

Nike Football designers created and delivered a new alternate look for the team (incorporating the Nike Vapor Untouchable Speed uniform) that takes after an alligator's armored body and channels its ability to be a master of camouflage.

So... onto the images. Are you ready for this? I assure you that you are not

Courtesy of FloridaGators.com

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They ugly

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I don't hate these.

We put the K in Kwality

would look great if all orange, #amirite

#ALLORANGEEVERYTHING

I've been drinking.

Wow, that's hideous. I thought some of our's were bad.

Um. They are. I fact, the garbage we wore vs BC was just fugly.

The helmet is straight fire. Everything else is meh. Could be better could be worse.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

Agreed, helmets are nice, the gray is crap and needs more contrast

the lids look good, the rest.... you can keep it.

Oh, and by the way... the uniform is 'swamp green' and not gray or black.

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

If only their cleats were made by Crocs.

wut?

Steve Irwin's ghost is about to have 57 tackles for loss.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

I laughed so hard I woke the baby, leg to you sir

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

This is by far the best comment I have read in a long time. Wish I could give you more than one leg

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"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

FREE THE "STICK IT IN" CHANT!!!

They did something similar in 2010 with their pro-combat uniforms but stuck to school colors and reversed it so "gator skin" was an accent on the sleeves, numbers, and pants striping and it worked pretty well if i recall.

Edit: These are a dumpster fire.

I'm a simple man. I like pretty, dark-haired women and breakfast food.

I don't give a damn what the fans think cause, quite frankly, I know what the fans want better than they do.

That was my first thought too. I had to make sure there was a Gator emblem and not a VT logo.

The doll's trying to kill me and the toaster's been laughing at me.

I don't see how anybody that loves our hokie stone jersey would say this is hideous. They are basically the same thing.

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

Blue and orange together evoke a response of revulsion on sight.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

I got you fam. When you think you're twins... But you ain't.

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Losing to LSU and now this? Two weeks in a row getting beaten by the ugly stick.

That team sure did suck last night. They just plain sucked! I mean I've seen teams suck before, but that was the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.

It kinda looks like an alligator.

An alligator wearing LuLaRoes, maybe.

"Tajh Boyd over the middle . . . and it's caught for an interception! Michael Cole, lying flat on his back, ARE YOU KIDDING???"

Leg for the LuLoRoe comment!

these are nothing more but wannabe Hokie Stone jerseys

VT Marketing Class of 2009
Current Roanoke-Hokie
Go Hokies!

I've never envied the blind before. Now I do. Thanks, Florida.

Seriously, if they wanted to accurately represent themselves, Nike would trash the current pants and replace them with jorts.

I would root for the Russians before I would root for Virginia.

Now y'all can downvote me all you want, but I'm about to speak the dam truth...these are actually somewhat appealing. Especially like the cleats.

I think they are awesome. Love how they just went totally off script.

Chick Patty w/ Cheese

I go to school at UF and to say the least there are some mixed reviews from most of the people here. I personally am actually a fan of them, but a few of my buddys think theyre hideous

My first thought about these was the same as when they unveiled the Ninja Decepticon uni's we wore in 2010 vs Boise:

They'll look really cool if they win.

ps: the cleats are fire, full stop. Love 'em.

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

Yep. I'll make fun of other unis after we get custom cleats from Nike.

I loved those uniforms and I will forever be bitter that we never got to wear them again but UNCheat gets a shitty black and blue version of them

And now it's time to show the world
That victory is ours tonight

Their helmets should be a picture of McElwain humping that shark

Because Florida's new uniforms don't just jump the shark, they hump the shark!

Funny you should bring up Jim... Found this as I was messing around tonight

What the Gators think of Jim McElwain

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"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

FREE THE "STICK IT IN" CHANT!!!

We're almost there.

Not the bagman VT deserves, but the bagman VT needs right now.

RIP in peace

ASAP as possible

- Michael Scott
- RealDiehl

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

I'm not a fan of abandoning their colors in favor of swamp green.

Maybe they'll look better in person.

I first read that last sentence as, "Maybe they'll look better in prison." Seemed appropriate.

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

Swamp orange.

At least it seems like Nike is learning and went with plain pants to help tone it down. I think they should have kept the blue jersey and just incorporated the gator print in a darker blue. I think any time your design includes - "will stray from its traditional XXX look that is synonymous with its storied program." - you might want to reconsider. I also like the cleats as a way for them to add something unique to the school without becoming unrecognizable. For a one off jersey though, these are not bad, and are definitely not the worst I have seen this year (looking at you Texas A&M purple cheetahs!).

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

I thought they would look more like this...

don't mind the helmets. Jersey's are fugly

No Hokie fans can really give these a hard time considering its pretty much exactly the same as our Hokie Stone uni but with gator print in lieu of the stone pattern.

I am/was not a fan of either.

At least the stone pattern was equally weighted throughout wherever it was used, and was primarily for the top only. This.... Phew, this is a bit much.

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

The stone pattern wasn't "swamp green".

Yep. This was my thought as soon as I saw it. Pan back 10 yards and this looks nearly identical to our Hokie Stone jerseys.

VT Class of '12 (MSE), MVBone, Go Hokies!

The Hokie stone unis from Skutt's tweet >>> gator print unis. Overall Design is considerably different.

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This is ridiculous! They are dressed like gators!! Why in the gosh darn heck would Nike put a BLACK helmet on an alligator??? Everyone knows that alligators heads aren't BLACK. Put the matching gator skin on there with a big old dragon style eyeball and a slightly open gator mouth that goes around the players' head and some mean lookin' nostrils and then draw some teeth on the facemask. Come on Nike! Heck, half the players these days wear those mouth guards with teeth on 'em, I mean, talk about a missed opportunity for some realism here! And alligators aren't fast on land, would have been perfect for that slow moving Gator offense. My 6 year old cousin would have finished this project off better. And where the hell is the gator tail?!?!?!

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

This is so Florida. You can see a place to hold your cigs, scratch off tickets, and a back pocket for your Four Loko.

The Dude Abides

Leg up for 'land of the lost' Slee-stak pull.

"Marshall, Will and Holly, on a routine expedition........"

They could just went with a simple grey look with orange and blue. Change the lid solid grey and I think we would be having a different convo

Hokie Love!

Just thought of this but Gators don't have scales on their bellies right? Like shouldn't they be more smooth on the front vs the back? Have nikes design team seen a gator before?

I'm a simple man. I like pretty, dark-haired women and breakfast food.

I don't give a damn what the fans think cause, quite frankly, I know what the fans want better than they do.

They've probably only seen the ones playing for Florida. They may well have scales on their bellies.

Alligators have scales on their stomachs/bottom side.

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

This is the internet. There is no room for facts.

We put the K in Kwality

I didn't check the internet for the facts on this one. I've dealt with real, live alligators

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

They will eat fishing lures which can be fun for a minute and then turns into a cluster

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

Alrighty then Nike still not a great uniform but at least semi accurate.

I'm a simple man. I like pretty, dark-haired women and breakfast food.

I don't give a damn what the fans think cause, quite frankly, I know what the fans want better than they do.

I think the fact that the pants and the jerseys are different shades of grey with a black helmet make it look bad. Throw in the random bits of color and it makes it worse. The gator skin cleats are pretty badass though.

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

Wow, TKP calling the kettle black....

Saw this on reddit this morning, ...straight hideous.

I like it.

There I said it.

Ugly as a mud fence.......