By Matt Jones on ©February 09th, 2010 @ 12:37pm
Posted in Blue Blooded Opinions | 222 Responses
Not to get all jersey happy, but here is what the back looks like of the white version. Sort of Ed Hardy-like dont ya think?:
so what is the bottom, below the 54 supposed to be?
is that a vulva????
what in the world
NBA – I think it’s a poor excuse for a wildcat head
Or a vulva
Thanks Nike, now we are just like Duke was at the beginning of the year. I thought they would pull something better than this. But to tell you the truth, who cares as long as we put ’10 in that last box on the shorts.
Texas and Duke anyone?
They look like Duke’s jerseys. The ones that i have made fun of all year. Please say it isn’t so.
#2 Is it supposed to be a Wildcat? What is the point of the image if you can’t read it from more than 2 feet away? Pass on this one (but of course it will sell like crazy, which is all that matters for Nike)
Can we get a pic of the shorts?
Texas was wearing unis with similar background patterns last night. Looked like he had a Ed Hardy shirt under his jersey.
say it ain’t so this is trash looks like somthing they would were on jersy shore.
Who knew John Gosselin would have a hand in the new unis??
I like the shorts, but these jerseys suck. Why didn’t they just start the season with them since DUKE did?
I have no idea what the picture is supposed to be. Since when do stars (the actual design, not a player) get associated with UK? It looks like something you would get at an urban wear store. Who made these, FUBU?
Yo yo yo, I hear one player is coming out with a Blow Out!!
WTF is that shit? Awful…holy crap that’s terrible!
I do like the checkered pattern being continued though, the only highlight of these designs.
And the Black DETECTOR looks like something the UT Vols need on their uniforms!
22) New Jersey sucks more then the new jerseys…
Surely you can’t be serious?
Why are there F-ING roses on either side of Memorial Hall??? Roses??? We don’t run the damned Derby in Lexington! Jesus Christ, did UK not have ANY oversight on the design of these??? Did they just say thank you sir, may I have another to Nike??? We’re UK for Christ’s sake!!!
These things are uglier than I am a douche bag!!!
It looks like the Cloverfield monster.
The ear’s size make it nearly impossible to tell it’s a Wildcat.
If the current players like them, and they appeal to recruits, that’s really all that matters. Of course Nike wants to sell more jerseys and that’s the genesis of this, but being partnered with Nike is good for the university. Would we rather be with Adidas and have Loserville-styled uni’s?
I do agree, however, that the bottom is odd. It reminds me of a pentagram. Which is not a positive.
HATE THOSE P.O.S. JERSEYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NIKE CAN SUCK MY BALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WE AIN’T NO G.D. DOOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
These things smell like ONIONS
Surely you people arent that naive? Nike is designing these types of jerseys for all the elite programs. A couple years ago it was the tight fitted, flex material that teams like Ohio St. UK Texas and everyone is wearing. Now these new tattoo looking designs are going to be worn by all of us again. It shouldnt be a total shock to see these if youve been following college basketball. Just because Lebron gave us shoes doesnt mean Nike was going to make super unique specialized jerseys ONLY for UK.
The jerseys aren’t that bad. I am just not sure what is to the left and right of the Wildcat though.
Just figured it out… it’s the top (from nose up) of a face of a Wildcat. It’s like one of those damn hidden image things.
Still really damn ugly
Is it just me, or are jerseys getting uglier and uglier across the board? I was hoping they would bring back something with a little more of a classic feel to them. Not digging the designs on the jerseys.
Fellas it’s not the jerseys. It’s what’s in the jerseys. As long as it says KENTUCKY on the front and has no red in the color scheme, I’m good.
Damn it I’m tired of this subdued crap Ican’t make out anything… Hazel where in the hell are my glasses.
I want our Converse sponsorship back!
Why does the Wildcat have a star on his head and roses on either side of his face? What the hell is going on with this?
What does RTL on Memorial Hall mean and what does the star say?
Looks like somebody puked the University admissions catalog onto the back of that jersey.
The more I see them the less I like them.
i was expecting cool and different, this is just lame
You bitches shut up, just because you aren’t “hip” and “cool” doesn’t give you the right to dis our works of art.
45. RTL = Refuse To Lose. Cal’s slogan, was on the Memphis jerseys IIRC.
didn’t we make fun of Duke at the beginning of the year for the same jerseys? why are we copying what the DOOKIES do? i’d rather have denim that copy laettner
Apparently the Jersey Shore has taken over Nike, now all we need is Patrick Patterson to fist pump and get his GTL on.
These uniforms will surely cost us the season!
Looks like Duke’s with the almost invisible design built into it.
did Georgia O’Keefe design these?
You get free admission to the Florida game if you can find Waldo.
IT’S BLUE & WHITE. OUR PLAYERS WILL WIN IN THEM. STOP Complaining.
If you can make something better, best start applying to Nike. Haters
These are disgusting
i think patrick barker designed them
Martin Newton could pull in any better contacts with his old pals at NIKE than this crap? Count me very unimpressed with these things.
There is nothing ‘hip’ and ‘cool’ about these jerseys. I’m sure all the players and recruits love having roses all over their jerseys too for whoever brought that up earlier.
This is just the played out style Duke, Texas, and several other teams are wearing, complete joke. At least the old jerseys were unique, these are terrible.
59- preach on, AAAAAAAMEN!!!!
are you shitting me????
At least we still have Kige sporting the Santa look at the bottom of the page!!!
Design is the same as the Texes jerseys!
Can’t we get an exclusive Lebron line of jersey to go with those new kicks? Now that would be cool.
I like the jerseys and you can bet recruits and players do too — with Cal here, their opinion matters more than any fan’s, and I love that about him
The lower half looks like a Magic Eye picture… what am I supposed to be looking for?
So who’s gonna be the first to put the John Wall aka J-Woww aka The Revelation dance to techno music?
Players I have talked to are not big fans of the jerseys. At the end of the day it doesn’t really matter, but they definitely do not like them.
those are almost as cool as our sweet unis.
If the players like them, then i like them. If you wanna hate on em, then leave comments to yourself. You all will critisize just about anything and everything, down to our players wearing a head band, our socks, the color of the gatorade cooler at the end of the bench, our warm ups, blah blah blah i’m sick of it! These are for the players not you rednecks and social security drawing fans…shut up!! We are 22-1. Get back to just cheering for your team no matter what THEY ARE BLUE AND WHITE. Good lord you ppl are sum negative nancys…its 2010 if you havent noticed, styles have changed for the better….
Every time you make fun of my jerseys, a Malaysian is slaughtered.
#75. They’re ugly. Go Cats.
72 you don’t know the players, you are full of it
Hey that looks like one of my t-shirts!
I bet Jon Gosselin loves these new uniforms…
#75…see Hooked on Phonics
To #75, then why spend the money to make new ones if it doesn’t matter what they look like? Obviously they want a jersey fans will buy and wear around. These look too rediculous for me.
78, If you do not believe me, I do not care but I see the players everyday. Most don’t like them, others do not care, but they don’t want to look like Duke anymore than we do.
These are not the jerseys, when has nike ever released the actual jersey before the team has worn them. This is just a standard jersey release. Trust me, these are NOT the jerseys you will see on saturday. Cal would not allow the jersey to be seen before the game.
One word, “Denim”….
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Hahaha, I called the Ed Hardy look in the first thread we had on here about the unis. I was kidding, but lo and behold look what we got.
1. How do you know the players like them? Have they released a statement saying, “we love these new jerseys”. No, they haven’t, so I have no idea how you presume to know that.
2. I’m pretty sure you saying, “styles have changed for the better”, is just as subjective as someone saying they don’t like the new jerseys.
3. So everyone that doesn’t like Ed Hardy-style printed jerseys is on welfare?
4. You suck.
KY12…sorry brotha these are it…
I agree with 85. And why would Dick’s have these? Would they not fall to another company before them? Very suspicious.
The only thing I like about these jerseys is that I have a feeling they will have to add another number (10) in the background after this year…
This is the best set of comments I have read in a long while. Very funny stuff – Cloverfield, Magic Eye, slaughtered Malaysians, etc. I am having a hard time eating my carrot sticks.
85.) Last time I checked, Cal isn’t Phil Knight. Nike will do what they want, when they want.
THESE ARE THE JERSEYS FOOLS. GET OVER IT. I CANT BUT WHO CARES.
OBVIOUSLY “LESS IS MORE” IS NOT SOMETHING ENCOURAGED BY NIKE.
72- Wrestling Buddies arent considered players
85 – I tend to agree with you. At least that is what I’m hopeful of. Not a fan of the jersey at all.
The jerseys will have black somewhere in them, these are not the jerseys they will wear saturday. Plus, Texas and Duke already have these so that’s weak. I refuse to give up hope.
As for the Affliction/Ed Hardy look that some posters are trying to argue is cool, that is clearly not the cool look with the players we have and recruit.
Its the cool look for suburban white kids and people who think they are future MMA fighters, but not our players. The new jerseys are designed for the final consumer, not the players/recruits.
Is it me or is that Cousins star tatoo on the back?
I really am struggling to see this wildcat
Phil Knight is a green and yellow wearing pansy
This is apparently what Nike is doing with a lot of jerseys. We’ve all seen Dook, Texas wore ones like this last night and the USA Men’s Hockey jerseys (maybe others, I don’t know) have similar background images. Personally, I don’t really care and from afar you can’t even tell.
3 is correct.
Student Manager…please stop.
Now that I can see the wildcat they are better, but It’s not about the nautical stars on the jersey, it’s about the prodigal stars that wear them
#100 if this is true.. Why do 70% of the people posting hate them? Clear this is not what people want to buy.
Michigan State also has a pattern.
if you stare at the long enough you will see the sailboat.
Apparently these “designs” first debuted with team USA b’ball in Beijing, though I don’t remember hearing anything about it.
70% of the people on message boards also bash Affliction and Ed Hardy shirts, but you see them everywhere.
Point is you have to change the look to bring in new sales, most ‘adults’ are not going to buy these jerseys anyway, but every kid in the area is going to want the new UK jerseys so that is what the change is for.
I like the retro look with some black in them to match the shoes, but no one consulted me, see what happened. I still think they wear different jerseys saturday though, even if it’s just a different color scheme.
at (113) The only places in Lexington, Ky you will find that Ed Hardy crap is at that Baker’s 360 place or Drakes. This new jersey is awful.
Looks like a horse merging with a wildcat to me.
And 110: I see a schooner.
I LOVE THEM!
Point is you have to change the look to bring in new sales, most ‘adults’ are not going to buy these jerseys anyway, but every kid in the area is going to want the new UK jerseys so that is what the change is for.
Well considering I’m 17 and speak for over ten people/friends when saying that “looking like Duke is not a good sales move for Kentucky.” What is your rebuttle?
blah,blah,blah…these kids and their long hair, their loud music(ipod w/earbuds) and their Ed Hardy uniforms… If you don’t get it, you might be getting old and out of date. Think about it guy(who still wears the gold chain outside his sweater).
(110) It’s not a sailboat, its a schooner!
A schooner is a sailboat! stupihead!
116, False, I see them on campus all the time.
Looks like Ed Hardy raped a starter jersey.
You know when you have one of those moments that just reinforces that you’re not young anymore? I just had one.
I had to Google “Ed Hardy” after seeing it 15 times over the last two posts. BTW, I agree…that IS what these new jerseys look like.
No Names on the back?
Paltry subterfuge; perhaps a phallic hidden somewhere as well?
“A schooner is a sail boat! Stupidhead” 🙂 quote from the movie: Mall Rats, not a slam on 121, but thanks for the post deletion.
We need to bring in Robert Langdon to decipher what some of these intricate designs mean.
126.) the jerseys they sell in stores never have names on them
nevermind, it’s back now.
to derek, i meant what i said and can care less about what you think. i seperate myself from this fan base cuz you all sit here and serve your own fans and talk down to me like i’m out of my mind or completly insane for MY remarks towards the jerseys, i’m 23 so maybe my age has something to do with it. I would love for you to say what you have to my face, but that’ll never happen fortunate for you. I choose not to attend games at Rupp for this reason right here, our fans are against eachother for some reason other then when we win…its stupid. I hate having to sit down in rupp and act like im not cheering and get all the “DOWN IN FRONT” SHUUUUT UP i’m cheering for my team that i drove here to see you low life bastards, making me mad thining about it. Go cats, but you fans irk me beyond belief.
The article about the Texas unis claims 70% lighter…our other uniforms must be terribly heavy.
You guys probably hated the denims as well
#132 – I’m 17. Age has nothing to do with it
Guys these aren’t necessarily the new Unis. Dick’s has an agreement with Nike and through their team apparel they would put out replica jerseys to sell. This is a common style for this year and could just be they are selling this one to the general public. I don’t think Cal would let the jersey’s come out like this. Think about it, as big of a marketing guy as he is.
I wish it still had the Wildcat with the dong-tongue…now that would’ve been funny.
You don’t like my design?
Didn’t take time to read through the 140 posts, are these the twill/sewn ones? If so, I’m going to get a pair of shorts.
obama would probably send this jersey back if cal had sent him one of these
I like my Wildcat apparel post-op thanks.
138. What does hiding from the nazis have to do with anything?
70% lighter! Like John Wall needs anything else to speed him up!
F- on the jerseys! They do not look as good as the 1`s we have now!
138. What does hiding from a certain brand of german have to do with anything?
Did the UKAA actually pass these??? They are UGLY! But like the old saying went, “It’s not the denim; it’s WHAT’S in them!” Maybe this team’s slogan could be, “It’s not the Affliction/Wildcat/Sailboat/Female Reproductive parts/Wrong City for Roses, it’s what’s in them!”
I like these Kentucky uniforms the best…or maybe just what is under the uniform http://www.secfanatics.com/kentucky-wildcats-basketball-pictures/Ashley-Judd-Kentucky-basketball.jpg
Those things are HIDEOUS!!
137- they did bring it back not as the tongue but as it’s nose.
haha 149, the nose looks like a weiner
If these are actually the new jerseys, I bet the guy that put the display out at Dick’s has already been fired…surely to god they weren’t supposed to be released this way…perhaps he misread the line on the package that said “don’t open until 2/13/10”
At least they aren’t the stripies we had back in the day that looked like a chinese checker board.
I LOVE these! Perfect for the club. ‘That’s one hit son!’
Fortunately for all the detractors..you won’t ever be asked to wear one of them…
Where’s the Coal? I can’t find Coal anywhere on them!?!
153 – i think you mean Backgammon board.
I will say that there are some funny comments on this thread. #156 close to the top
Are you kidding me Matt? Those abominations make my clothes look like gucci suits.
HUGE mistake. These are some the new, Jersey Shore, outfits for season 2. I haven’t got the slightest why they say Kentucky on them… strange
129 – I feel a new book from Dan Brown coming soon.
Eh, whatever. Let’s start the game.
157 – No, chinese checker board. Look it up.
it looks like Ed Hardy used our current jersey as a jizrag
Ugly, ugly, ugly.
those are just ugly…
so who decided that a picture of what’s left in haiti would be a good background for our uniforms?
I thought then vulva was supposed to be on our uniforms.
165… chinese checker board looks like a star of david… if you mean the icicle shorts of ’92, they def. look more like a backgammon board.
169 – not cool
Next thing you know, Snooki is going to come out on top of the pyramid at games
171 – You win. I fail. The end.
Who the hell designs this crap?
That’s horrific!!!! Why do we have to copy cat Duke all the time? Duke has black in their uniforms and Duke has that stupid gothic design. Let’s be original, let’s be UK, let’s stay blue and white and leave all the other crap to the other people.
the new jerseys are turrrible
You weird jersey guys are the only ones that hyped this up any way. You all probably wear Dockers and carpenter jeans, with your basketball shoes. I’m surprised you guys are so in to men’s fashion. You should all go on Project Runway
I thought Cal wanted to be the “gold standard” for college basketball. Wearing the same design as Texas and Duke have been all year is not setting the gold standard.
Denim > than these
At least denim was original, these are a joke.
156 wins. That was great.
I like the color scheme…
man i was so pumped when i heard we were getting new jerseys. i was considering buying one, but i wouldn’t wear that damn thing if you gave it to me. lame.
This is giving me a headache.
Even worse than the shoes…
142 and 145, I think you’re confusing Helen Keller with Anne Frank. Helen Keller was BLIND…get it? FAIL.
welcome to the f*ing future mi amigos…
Just god awful. I mean GOD freaking awful.
I saw these on the sight as well and thought they were terrible….but……I just saw them at Dick’s and completely changed my mind. They are sick! Very light weight, conservative design on the front (not much different from the ones we have now) and the Ed Hardyness on the back is WAAAAAYYY more subtle then the above pic would make it seem. I think after they play in them several peoples opinion will change.
please say it isnt so. doesnt anyone get it? Lexington isnt like the rest of the country we still wear khakis here. NO graphic tees are worn here! I hope this is not the real jerseys. P. Patt take a stand and do NOT wear this horseshit.
I have never read so much junk over the picture of a jersey. If the players like them that is what matters. Maybe you would have liked the new ones to have looked like the 80’s style that Kansas was wearing last night. When you see the team with them on Saturday they will look great because the will be worn with pride be OUR team. And when you get down to it, its whats inside the jersey that I am most interested in. Oh yes, everything on the back relates to one of the great schools in America and the great commonwealth of Kentucky. Take some pride in that.
They look stupid!! Texas has the same type uniforms and so does dukes. Way to drop the ball Nike/Lebron.
i just bought my wall jersey for 80 bucks i like them they look better in person and the shorts have a gray strip going down the side for the white ones the shorts shown here are wrong
I thought you were going to go with LB23 brand not these stinking Nike Elite jerseys! I need to recall the UK LB23 shoes. Ya’ll can wear Air Force Ones, turds.
Here are the uniforms I designed for OSU.
This jersey is garbage. The bottom looks like the goat’s head pentagram. Yeah I said it. Nike put satanic stuff on our jerseys. Boo to them.
I thought you had to make the Elite Eight in the past four years to wear Nike Elite. I thought that is why we got bumped off of Nike Elite in the 2002-2003 season?
Now with link: http://www.buckeyecorner.com/products2.cfm/ID/3377/c/mens-jerseys
This could be a design for a future car tag. All the Kentucky references; Derby roses, campus buildings, Horses, etc.
All it needs now is a slogan.
“Kentucky the State of Confusion.”
No doubt (201). These look like an Affliction T-shirt not a UK uniform.
I was hoping for simple, but good fitting with a little black around the numbers or something to accent the new LB23 shoes. I would like to keep the Mr. Wildcat strip as well.
Its Ed Hardy meets the Kentucky Derby..which equals gay!
Am I the only one that’s getting sick and tired of all the horse references on our basketball gear?
204, I’m with you. I don’t want checkered flags, roses, or random buildings behind the numbers. Watermark-like features on jerseys are for Puffs.
They could have done a better job with the Wildcat head and I could have done without the roses, but I like the Memorial Hall and the championship years.
I definitely like that they are lighter weight and supposed to be cooler than the old uni’s. I think they will look better on the court than on a hangar. Also, these are like the Texas and Duke jerseys in that they have a design on them, but the designs are certainly all different from each other.
that looks like a tramp stamp, may as well put a tapout logo on it
those jerseys are a situation. gtl baby.
i wish it had black in it
I seriously am depressed. Why couldn’t we go clean? Or old school? Like the celtics. Something classic. Anything but that crap.
I think the roses are a Derby reference.
If it had the dong-tongue it would be perfect.
These things are so ugly they wouldn’t turn down The Situation.
204, yeah we missed the opportunity to be original and have a horse inspired nickname long ago, no reason to bring in the horse shit in now.
hmmm, please tell me this is an early April fools
awful id rather stick with what we have just terrible, bring back the denim anyday over these!
ONLY AT 30,000 GET THE HITS UP
I like them.
I really don’t care what kind of uniform they have as long as the players like them. They are the ones who have to wear them and the uniform should be one that the majority of the team wants. As long as they aren’t indecent and cover all essential areas adequately and they don’t have anything written on them objectionable (and of course, they won’t) who cares?
Please say it’s not so. If these are the new uniforms, let’s hope they’re “one and done.”
They are embarrassingly terrible
Only thing that would make them better is if you could hold them up to a light and see the faint images of Mr Wildcat, Cawood, and Coach Rupp! GO CATS!
These new uni’s are going to look sick as soon as 3D debuts. We’re going to own everything next year. I wish Cal would have said we are going to be getting the Nike HyperElite jersey’s come november and not hyped them up so much. It’s a real disappointment. I also heard the Jersey Shore cast will be at Gameday
these are worse than the denim unis…
maybe ugly uniforms = national championships