Next time someone complains about VT uniforms show them this garbage.

This uniform is garbage.

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Weird helmet choice but I don't hate the stripes.

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

I dig it as a one off. I think it's well done.

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

I concur. I kinda like it.

Really? Leaving out the fact it's the fucking Yankees, why are they crossing over brands and sports? Should Tech have had a nascar uniform for Bristol? Should Miami do a Dolphins one?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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why are they crossing over brands and sports?

Because it's 2018 and that's what teams do now. VT had Yankee's hats made in O&M, was that an issue for you too?

Should Tech have had a nascar uniform for Bristol?

Hell yes. If it was well done. And by well done, I mean Busch Light patches on it.

Should Miami do a Dolphins one?

Wouldn't matter...no one would be there to see it live.

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

The Yankees made those hats as a memorial moment.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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And every other baseball team including the Yankees have been making hats the color of collegiate teams.

Squint your eyes a bit and the Oriole could pass for the Hokie Bird. Great family resemblance there and a perfect crossover.

Students, alumni, and fans sold out tonight's @virginia_tech University Night ticket package.

@virginia_tech University Night ticket package.

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The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

About that... I'm on one of the VT listserv's, and every time I get an email from the Alumni Association, it comes to my inbox as 'Virginia Tech University'

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Same, but from the school about the bookstore I think. I posted a pic on my twitter wondering how many heads were going to explode. there were no comments.

That's almost as bad as the VT socks I got for Christmas that had, I kid you not, colors that were spot-on Washington Redskins colors.

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

Goddammit I need two of those hats.

Old sigline: I've been cutting back on the drinking.

New Sigline: lol it's football season.

Oh, man, really? I would loooove an O&M Braves hat!

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

Circa 2007 Campus Emporium sold the more popular baseball teams in Tech colors, I still have my O & M Red Sox hat.

I still have my O's one (in the correct colors). It has a pretty epic sweat ring on it now, though...

Hell yes. If it was well done. And by well done, I mean Busch Light patches on it....Wouldn't matter...no one would be there to see it live.

I want you to know that I thought your opinion on this jersey was flat out wrong, but these responses are so on point i am 100% on your side now.

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"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

For the record, I like our new uniform set. Simple, yet unique. Has modern classic written all over it

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

The comments on that tweet are great

So the cursive, and the number fonts match the Yankees....is there some ND NYY connection I'm not aware of?

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Yes. Notre Dame football, New York Yankees, Duke basketball, Golden State Warriors, New England Patriots, Chicago Blackhawks, FC Barcelona.

They all share the same fans.

They weren't always warriors fans. They use to be Lakers fans and Bulls fans before that.

sometimes they like to mix it up:

FOSTERS: Australian for defense

And those Panthers fans are Eagles fans now.

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

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

Lakers and Cowboys instead of Warriors and Patriots. I don't know if there's a comparable equivalent for hockey (best I can come up with is the Red Wings) . For soccer the first team that comes to mind is ManU.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

No. As a Cowboys fan, I can say that I have ALWAYS been a Cowboys fan. My dad is a Dallas fan and my grandfather was one until he died. I always have and always will bleed blue and silver. I liked them when they were 1-15 in '89 and will stick through any season...

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

I'm not a die hard Dallas fan, but I have been a fan since the '70s. Hated the Deadskins from the get go, so where could I go? Also admired Miami back in the '70s and actively rooted for them back then, especially after they drafted Don Strock. Growing up in Va gave me a healthy disrespect for the 'Skins and their delusional fans. Haven't really changed my feelings, though I will always root for any Hokie on any pro team, even if I have to gnash my teeth to do it. While I know a lot of Hokies are DC fans, most of the ones I know are also UVA fans, so there's that.
My father lived in Green Bay for a couple of years and considered himself an owner of the Packers, so I like them too. Sue me.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

I do root for any Hokies playing. But I am pulling for the player not the team... Like I hope Stro and Timmy and even Adonis (and any other Hokies the Skins may have) make all kinds of plays but at the end of the day, I still hope the Deadskins lose.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

That's my approach as well. If the skins do win, I want to see it's because a Hokie made the decisive play to eke out the victory (almost gags me to speak those words).

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Real cowboys fans are fine, no one's got a problem with you (at least not until gameday). But as long as the media insists on brown nosing jerry jones & co with the America's team bullshit you're gonna get crap from the rest of us, it's just the way it is.

I used to be a Cowboys fan when I was younger. Became a Cowboys hater specifically because of Jerry Jones.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Understood. I agree that Jerry is often an idiot and he makes crappy decisions. He is definitely comparable to Snyder. I was just saying that not all Cowboys fans are just on the band/brandwagon.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

I don't mind the shit that rains on Dallas fans around here and pretty much all over Virginia, but a lot of it is fueled by the Skins/Boys rivalry. Yes, Jerry Jones is, well, "special", but so are a bunch of owners. One of the reasons I grew to hate the Skins was George Allen, and please, don't get me started on him or his progeny, but it is the rivalry that keeps it going.

Edit: addendum As for the bandwagon part, with my arthritic knees and screwed up shoulder, I couldn't get into a kid's wagon if it was moving, much less a bandwagon. That's one reason why I'm glad I got a seat on the Hokie wagon 50 years ago.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Yeah, I am a Dallas fan. Always have been always will be. But I support my teams no matter what. The shit that people talk about other teams is fine as long as the shit talkers aren't being overly obnoxious and they can take it as well as give it--in good fun.

Yes, Jerry Jones is, well, "special", but so are a bunch of owners

Bless his heart.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

I would contend that there's a difference between teams that have wide ranging exposure/popularity beyond their markets and teams that have momentary bandwagon status due to winning. My point is that the Cowboys and Lakers are the former for their respective sports. You aren't going to find Golden State fans around the country as soon as they stop winning but talk about the Lakers didn't go away even when they miss the playoffs. I'll admit that the Patriots have had enough sustained success and are in a big enough market that they've dramatically grown the brand and accumulated long lasting popularity. It will be interesting to see what happens after Brady retires but I still think Cowboys are far more popular.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

Agreed.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Soccer would be Barcelona. No offense to the EPL, but Barza has more fans worldwide than any other football club.

VTCC '86 Delta Company, Hokie in Peru, TKPC#490, One of us!

As I said, I don't know much about soccer but I do feel like American sports fans would tend to choose an EPL team to root for over La Liga. I went with ManU since the other teams named were overwhelmingly based on their appeal to the average American. I won't question that Barca has the most fans worldwide but I doubt their international fans could care less about which NHL team they are going to root for.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

This couldn't be more false in my interactions.

Having a conversation with you is like a Martian talking to a Fungo.

#JustinTime

the uniforms in question will be worn in a game played at Yankee Stadium

Chem PhD '16

Syracuse should wear RedSox inspired uniforms, that way no matter how well ND plays, Cuse will find a way to embarrass them

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

something something 27 world series titles something

am i doing it right?

Chem PhD '16

Something Something 2004 ALCS

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

I'd call recency bias because the two teams haven't met in the playoffs since that series, but if it happened while UVA last held the Commonwealth Cup, can it really be called "recent"?

edit: fixed wording to be more accurate

Chem PhD '16

I don't hate it. But it is really weird to see a program like Notre Dame doing this.

I guess it works though because most Notre Dame fans are Yankee fans.

And Dallas Cowboys, don't forget them

Notre Dame really struck out on this

Warning- Filter lost.

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

FREE THE "STICK IT IN" CHANT!!!

these are ugly

Chem PhD '16

It has a form of shoulder stripes, so yeah...

Is it football season yet?

what the heck is that?

Hokies, Local Soccer, AFC Ajax, Ravens

fuuuuuugly

Why couldn't they just wear green?

I appreciate all the support, and I appreciate all the hate I am getting. I will continue to work as hard as I can to be the best I can be and bring this team a championship. Go Hokies 🐔 - Josh Jackson

This applies to the pinstripe version as well.

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

I was considering going to this game, Syracuse should have a decent offense with Dungy and I'm sure it'll be a fun environment drinking outside yankke stadium. They have a whole Street of bars that are fun to drink it before games. Should be a good game since I'll have no interest in who wins. Only reason I wouldn't go is if we lose to ND.

Fugazy

Yes we do until Nike stops ripping us off with our Wyoming level contract (at best). Its a total joke.

Ain't denying your point, but fall back man. It's a joke...

It's Time to go to Work

They're awful. Mandel's tweet of the ND players turning in their jersey from Rudy was classic.

I believe Deadspin has said it best:

"Two Insufferable Teams Combine Forces For One Really Big Piece Of Shit"

Sums up my feeligs too, I think they're awful looking. I don't mind a crossover, but this looks like hot garbage. They look like the sleeves are just standard short sleeve (ala baseball) cut, and not cut to be snug like football jersey sleeves, which I especially dislike from an aesthetics viewpoint.

https://deadspin.com/two-insufferable-teams-combine-forces-for-one-reall...

I like the old school sleeves

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Since Notre Dame's women's cross country teams UA contract is bigger than our entire Nike contract, I'll take the pinstripe pants and be happy. Thanks

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Awww sorry you can't deal with the fact that Nike pays Boise State more than VT. Pays UVA much more. Pays UNC 5x as much. It's a fact. And yes, it affects winning- as does all revenue. We are leaving huge money on the table. But keep your head in the sand. If you don't like me "complaining" about this fact, skip the post. Or mature enough to handle it- either one. Our Nike contract is ass.. plain and simple.

Awww sorry you can't deal with the fact that Nike pays Boise State more than VT

I can deal with it just fine which is why I don't derail threads to bitch about it at every opportunity.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

I can deal with it fine, because I figure Whit is a better Athletic Director than I am, and I feel certain that the uniform contract will work itself out.

Again, you've got a good point but start another thread or something. Debbie Downer was decades ago.

LOL I discuss uniforms...in a uniform thread.

1. Having a good apparel contract and good looking uniforms is not mutually exclusive.
2. Who are you trying to kid? You're never happy.

It's Time to go to Work

Having a UA apparel deal 10X that of our nike deal was the point. Sorry you missed it. For that money, I would be fine with our teams wearing purple togas, because we could pay our assistant coaches more and put more towards facilities- and have a fair deal equal to our competitors.. yeah that would suck.

You have somehow conflated ugly uniforms with a giant apparel deal, when there is almost no relation between the two. This is how you shoehorn your whining in to any thread about uniforms. That's the point. Sorry you missed it.

It's Time to go to Work

Notre Dame would look stupid in All Maroon Everything so they'll always look bad

Bud/Wiles 2020

The only part of that uniform that I like is the helmet.....the pinstripe pants with that jersey looks awful....imo

I don't like Under Armour anyway (Kevin Plank and Maryland, Ewww), but at least they consistently deliver the ugliest uniforms in order to bring us laughter.

The fuck is that

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

Two Iconic Brands Bandwagons.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

If they can get Mike Kryzewski to dress up as that little leprechaun dude, they would have a full Axis of Evil.

One night
2:30 pm

exit light

They must think they are playing in Ireland again.

Am I gonna be the first one here? Okay.

Fuck the yankees.

Old sigline: I've been cutting back on the drinking.

New Sigline: lol it's football season.

Around my house, the correct pronunciation of that ball team is "Stank-ees"

Not all of them.....I love Sonny Gray.

He's been the RedSox best pitcher all year.

I've admittedly lost interest in the AL this year.

But still, and always, fuck the yankees. All of them.

The redsox can fuck right the fuck off, too.

Old sigline: I've been cutting back on the drinking.

New Sigline: lol it's football season.

I am not a Yankees fan...anymore. When I was young, though, my daddy was, and with Maris and Mantle (and I could go on and on,) they were fun to watch in the day. The main thing was, though, if the Yanks were on TV, I could stop yard work and come into the AC (yeah, we had it even back in the olden days) and lay on the floor while dad drank beer and we watched the ball game. I guarantee I was a Yankees fan back then and make no apologies for it.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Dad grew up outside of Baltimore and one of my earliest memories was spending the summer in the basement with Grandpa watching the O's while he got yelled at for smoking cigarettes in the house and throwing peanut shells on the ground. I think Grandpa might have kind of been a dick, but I miss him.

Old sigline: I've been cutting back on the drinking.

New Sigline: lol it's football season.

Yeah, my dad would be smoking as well. When I was young, nobody ever, and I do mean Ever, asked (much less, told) folks to go outside to smoke. The peanut shells would've pissed momma off, though.
Either way, and my dad definitely wasn't a dick, I sure do miss him too.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Flaming hot garbage.

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

Here's some other garbage news - we didn't get a Marvel cover this year. I'm really butthurt. Was really looking forward to getting another cover blown up and framed.

A marquee, ranked, season opener match-up ON labor day..and they passed us over. Fuck me, right?

If Syracuse did it, I could understand...
"NY's college team" slogan and stuff connects. Notre Dame doing it is awkward and misplaced.

It got people talking about them...

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I'm a huge Yankees fan and even I think this is dumb! Football and baseball are two very different things and should be treated as such.

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Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

I don't hate it. I can kinda dig it. Good one-off uniform.

/whispers

These are fresh.

It seems like most people just want solid pattern jerseys, and if they're fancy they have colored piping.

Recruit Prosim

I really dig these, actually and I'm not even a Yankees fan, go O's (next year, guys). I don't know why NYY should have a monopoly on pinstripes. This look screams vintage and I'm really into it.

Side-note, VT's new uniforms are the bomb.

Nope nope nope nope nope

No issue with these at all. Good mash up and relevant since they are actually playing in Yankee Stadium.

I'd take a hokie version of this mashup concept over white uniforms at home EVERY TIME

Make an inoffensive comment on the matter at hand then immediately pivot the conversation to your own pet issues (which I agree with, ftr)? You, sir, should be a politician.

Can I get some context?

Sure, fernleyhokie once tried his hand at politics. While on the campaign trail a baby started talking about morality, ethics, and justice. The baby then proceeded to talk about how NCAA schools provide no real value to the athletes and that they should all get paid eleventy billion dollars. Fernley had enough and punched the baby thus ending his political career before it started.

Either that or it's a clip from a movie named "The Campaign" starting Will Farrell and Zach Galifianakis. I'm not really sure which since both are plausible.

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

Fernley had enough and punched the baby thus ending his political career before it started

They're starting political careers really early in life, it seems.

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

While on the campaign trail a baby started talking about morality, ethics, and justice. The baby then proceeded to talk about how NCAA schools provide no real value to the athletes and that they should all get paid eleventy billion dollars. Fernley had enough and punched the baby thus ending his political career before it started.

It was a glorious two weeks on the campaign trail. Assistant to the Manager of the Neighborhood Watch was in my grasp. Alas, it was not to be. I have no regrets though. That phucking baby mouthed off to the wrong almost politician.

He's trying to punch zach Galafinakas who is running fro office against him, but he ducks and Will Ferrel punches a baby

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Fireman getting into form this preseason I see!

Playing IN Yankee stadium, these work. If not, they are trash.

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

When I say I like the helmets, what I mean is at least I don't have to wear a welding mask to look at them.

Leonard. Duh.

They look like knockoff uniforms that you'd find at Walmart or Target

Edit: I hadn't seen a full photo of the entire thing put together...

ah the spring training combo

It appears to work better in baseball. And pyjamas.

I was going back and forth on these until I saw the whole thing. The tops are meh. I could see it working since they are playing in Yankee Stadium. When I saw the whole ensemble... I threw up in my mouth a little bit. That looks terrible.

To all the people I thought were overreacting as I was reading this thread - I apologize. You were right all along.

Gross.

Vols Fans are more delusional than LOLUVA

Hokie in Tennessee

"Those who jump into the void owe no explanation to those who stand and watch."
--unknown

You think this is bad...wait until the Cuse unveil their unis.

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

They are fine for a one off. I understand bitching about hokie uniforms, but who gives a flip about what the leprechauns wear?

"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

These aren't even good enough for the XFL.

It's still my favorite sport, but it's gotten to the point where college football is unquestionably the major American sport with the stupidest looking uniforms. And I lived in Houston in the 80s.

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