Dear Under Armour,
What have you done?
This isn't pride for the state of Maryland. I am from Maryland. These uniforms are hideous. I have never witnessed message boards and social networking blow up in the degree they did tonight. Being from Maryland, I appreciate the incorporation of the state flag, however, it is too large, too gaudy. The shoes are horrific. As a sports fan, this is awful; as a Marylander, this is disgraceful. These uniforms look as if they belong in a Euro footie league, I halfway expected to hear buzzing and chanting in the stadium.
Maryland has always struggled with an identity issue with their uniforms. I have never understood why the athletic department could not choose something and stick with it for a duration of time. I wonder, is it because they feel they cannot compete merchandise wise with other school's in the ACC that turn a huge profit (Duke, UNC, Florida State, etc) -- so they keep changing uniforms to keep merchandise sales up?
Honestly, they look like oversized Jockey's that have wandered from Pimlico and found their way onto a football field. There are other ways of showing pride for your team and state, and the university you went to and played a sport for.
Fear the Turtle? I think not, I think the opposing team might fear the big yellow, red, black blobs moving toward them, laughing all the way to the end zone.
Oh and by the way, your little video clip annoyed me, at the tail end it says "this ain't no uniform", while you are representing the athletic department of a university it is still a university...where students do learn. http://bddy.me/p1V9h4