We were bored.
Well, aren’t we all?
I posed a simple question as I watched a couple old highlight clips of Northwestern from the mid-90s (and thought about this old article of mine on the best NU color combos):
If your team could only wear one uniform (helmet-jersey-pants) combination for the entire season, what would you want it to be?
I’ve just straight-up included writers’ responses:
Thumpasaurus, going through something and thus taking this even less seriously than usual: The ones from 2015 because...better things aren’t possible.
Though if I really had to choose I would go with the grays, because they are very risk averse and that is the most important thing to be.
Candystripes: These, but with the chromestripe helmets.
Because tell me that look would not rock a night game. You can’t.
Stewmonkey13: One all season? The gimme the current home unis: black jerseys, gold pants, tigerhawk.
Though I’ve also always wanted current tops with black pants, and then a chrome gold helmet with a mat black tigerhawk.
BrianB2: Probably this, but maybe change the helmets to the white scripted ones from the early aughts:
DJ Carver: Agree with Brian. But if I had to choose another:
I like the more classic uniforms. Don’t like all the keep-changing bullshit
Andrew K: Green helmet, white logo, green jersey, white pants.
Chrome Maroon Maroon
Jesse Collins: like the current home unis for Nebraska. Red shirts, white pants, white helmets, red N. Nothing too fancy but I think it looks great.
Dead Read: Same. Stick with the classics. Also a fan of traditional road unis—red pants, white jersey. All white is baaad juju—we call them the “surrender whites.”
BigRedTwice: I agree with my Nebraska colleagues! That bold, bright red and crisp white pant against green turf just always looks great.
MNW: So I will disagree with DR just on the color scheme, insofar as I love Northwestern’s Storm Trooper whites. The purple pops, the lightning-walrus helmet is excellent, etc.
But it’s not my choice for #1 Northwestern uniform.
As was pointed out to me last summer, while Fitz may prefer the throwback purple-black-purple, you’ve got to go with the main color in some decent quantity. I am between the purple-white-purple and the black-purple-black combinations, most recently used on the road at Stanford and at home against UNLV, respectively.
With that in mind, give me the purple-white-purple look. The white ‘N’ on the helmet might be what did it for me—there’s more of a visible identity this way.
As if there’d be any other.
Boilerman31: Give me the early Joe Tiller Era unis before Nike came in and fucked everything up.
ZuzuRU: I honestly loved those chrome helmets (and I know many did not)...
This 150 uniform is a throwback for the ages. Best uniform of all CFB in the last 25 years, it’s not even close. Too bad they went with a trash season.
Chastise those writers and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Update: Thankfully, WSR is always ready to lend a helping hand to the wisconsin “writers” by sharing what was clearly the finest uniform choice in recent memory: