By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©January 20th, 2014 @ 3:46pm
Posted in Football, Main | 122 Responses
Drew Barker is officially on the team, and today, posted a picture of himself in UK’s new gray uniforms, one of the first times we’ve seen the complete look. What do you think?
The kid deserves better.
Our colors are Blue and White. I am sick of this nonsense. Might as well run them out there in hot pink.
I TOTALLY AGREE Wildcat72, and it’s too bad they didn’t have a uniform in Mr. Barber’s size. That one wouldn’t even fit my 5th grader.
Who is Mr. Barber? TROLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
Wildcat 72…. COULD NOT HAVE SAID IT BETTER….
NOTHING ELSE IS RIGHT!
“They have to be blue or white, because were Kentucky.” Really, people? It looks good and UK football definitely needs a identity change from the tradition of being crap. Both physically and mentally. And this is a step in the right direction. If they could change the logo, and maybe a new home and away uniform, they’ll finally drop the history of being the losing, crappy team. Also, if they win, that’s another key component, in them getting new and better recruits.
That was my exact response. I wish there had been a way to vote meh.
for those that wondered. (i know i did till i consulted the interweb)
What is MEH?
MEH is “Indifference, equivalent to shoulder shrug”
Drew is a good looking dude…I would like anything he was wearing.
They look like sweats. Not a fan.
Exactly what I was thinking – they remind me of an old set of practice sweats that have been through the wash one time too many.
If they were a brighter silver or even a dark charcoal, they would look better, but that shade of gray is just kind of blah. Maybe they would look better with more blue on them.
OUR COLORS ARE BLUE AND WHITE EVERYTHING SHOULD BE THE SAME AS THE 50s
Now where’s my damned social security check!
Good idea, piss poor execution. Needs more blue and needs to be NEON blue. Sorry, old farts….its the 21st centry.
If I were a recruit, and you told me I was going to wear THAT in a game, I’m looking for a new school with a REAL uniform.
yeah Samukgrad, look at how piss poor Oregon is doing with those stupid uniforms!
Not my favorite…Look kinda “dirty” to me.
Lets called them “platinum” or silver…. if UK wins in them ill like them
I just think we need a picture of them w/o the Instagram filter.
All we need now is gray/blue shoes and gray/blue helmets and they can be both the home and away jerseys. Very confederate.
Who comes up with this nonsense anyway? Our colors are BLUE and WHITE, not “sweatpants gray”.
Let’s forget out the blue/gray helmets, socks, pants, and shoes….please!
The name and numbers need to bin blue and outline in white would look alot better.
EDIT: be in blue.
Be happy for the kid. He’s not going off to some war in Vietnam or Iraq to die in a minefield for politicians.
It’s thanks to the war in Iraq that you aren’t speaking Sharia, punk.
Shut it hippie…..Lol, sure, the war in Iraq kept the Iraqis from using their fictitious WMD’s and invading our beaches. Do you have to try hard to be stupid, or does it come naturally?
Should…should I even point out that Sharia isn’t a language?
What does “Shut it, hippie” have against Shakira? Must be a Toby Keith fan.
I can tell you how this vote is going to go. The younger open-minded voters will like them, the older folks will be so enamored with “tradition” that they will scream from the hills that they are awful. I think that if we want to change the perception of the football program then we should try alternate uniforms. We should also try maybe filling up the damn stadium every week as well.
GoBigGrey just doesn’t work
THATS GREY DENIM IF I EVER SAW’D IT, SO NEEDLESS TO SAY, I AM THRILLED!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!! THE TEXTURE!!! THE STRENGTH!!!!!!! THE BURLEYNESS OF DENIM WILL BE WHAT PUTS UK FOOTBALL ON THE MAP!!!! SO EXCITED!!!!!
LOL and HA HA HA …very funny. So you think it SUX too uh!!?? It does seem to be perfectly clear that the majority of BBN doesn’t not want to see their team take the field in sweats, I know I would not be happy wearing something that looked like that. Doesn’t help recruiting either does it?
These uniforms don’t exist
(not shown in the picture) but the chrome helmets are tight tho son
You have to love them or hate them. There’s no “gray” area. Get it. #puns. Oh, are we not doing that anymore? No? Ok. My bad.
They actually looked good on some of the other players, on Barker it looks like he just rolled out of bed.
I understand he is a quarterback and wears rib protection, but it looks like he has a gut and no shoulders.
The jersey and pants are fine, but with his pads it looks like a poorly produced space movie instead of a football player.
I think blue helmets, blue jerseys, grey pants would look pretty cool. A new grey helmet wouldn’t suck either.
And keep in mind, this is supposed to appeal to 17 year olds.
I voted “hate” them. I don’t “HATE” but that was the only other choice. I just don’t like them very much. I like out school colors. I don’t mind some black or some gray, but I just don’t like the gray look. Maybe with blue pants, or a blue jersey (or “more” blue on the jersey) I would like it more
I voted “Love them” hundreds of times to negate your hatred. Go Big Blue!
I’m tired of these people saying it’s tradition, like Matt says, what tradition does uk football have we need something new if we wanna even start a tradition….. Shut up old folks
Ugly has nothing to do with tradition or lack of it. Oregon’s uniforms have more than drabness to them. If natural selection has its way, you won’t get old.
We that is UK are not gray we are BLUE&WHITE ! Stick to those colors!
UK’s an interesting institution… we have a truckload of tradition in basketball and almost none in football. I’m all for keeping the basketball traditions alive, but what we’ve been doing in football just isn’t cutting it. If interesting uniforms gets the attention of the talented players we need to start building the program, let’s give it to them already!
Also, can we get some blue chrome helmets with claw mark stripes too? Seriously, who do I need to call at Nike to make this happen?
I don’t mind alternate unis, but my beef is, has, and always will be voiced ad nauseum: i hate the Tennessee end zone sleeves. I don’t care that they are sold as a nod to racing silks. The Joker era ushered them in and it was a disaster. I want the Joker-era sleeves gone. The only great thing is the thin, single-stripe helmets. I love those!
So do you have a problem with them still being on the basketball uniforms as well? It’s not a Joker thing…
This uniform looks like something we sell on the close out rack after the holidays.
They are different, and with kids these days different is always good. Different is cool.
I’d go darker with the gray and more of an electric blue so it pops!
It’s not inspiring or anything more than average looking.
We are the big BLUE nation!!! not the big gray nation hell id rather see black ones
So by that logic you’re also against WHITE uniforms. After all it’s not the big WHITE nation is it? We don’t so “go big WHITE” do we?
I like the grey unis as an alternate worn once a year, no more than that. I definitely prefer the grey to anything with black in it.
I agree with 28 about the checkered sleeves. I’m not a fan of those. I’d also like to see the white helmets more, which I think would look pretty good with the grey unis.
The gray jersey looks better in the picture of Josh Krok. The quality of the picture is better
Why does it fit so poorly…did they not have one in his size?
Too plain, too drab – ugly!!
They are a 100 times better than the black uniforms.The black uniforms are awful.
They are ok. Nothing over the top or special about them.
Our version of the ‘Confederate Grays’ that Ole Miss has.
Are you sure this isn’t Ole Miss throw back to the fifties uniforms
Back to the drawing board. Fail.
UGLY ! SCHOOL colors are BLUE/WHITE ! These look like sweats ! Hideous.
Those are sweet. Whoever said they hate them must be over 50
Civil war GRAY: horrible! Catch these on sale or good will ? Surely not !!!’
Ugly! Did Nike design these? They put a splash of blue the shoulder pads of an all gray uniform and call it done? I don’t understand the desire of the athletic department in experimenting with non-school color uniforms.
You all aren’t seeing the whole package. I believe they have chrome and blue helmets that go with them. With the helmet included, it’s a pretty awesome uniform. However, without the helmet it does look pretty “blah”/basic/plain/etc.
If it brings in recruits, then hell yes. Look at Oregon! Some of you people are idiots
Right you are. I always thought Oregon should dress up in grey.
The pants and blue down the side of the leg, just can’t see it from this angle
I hate anything that is not blue and white, the school colors!
Just win baby
While I love mixing up the unis and don’t mind them doing it at all, these just don’t really make the grade IMO. seem kind of blah to me! the black ones I think look awesome, but these not so much.
Is it me, or is Drew developing a beer gut?
I say do away with school colors. Having one or two colors is very discriminating and does not encourage diversity. There is no room for anything that does not promote diversity on a college campus. Get with it UK it is 2014. There are a lot of colors to enjoy. Mix it up
Who actually made the decision to change our colors from Blue & White to Gray and ? I thought the entire student body had to vote before change in colors could occur. Who the hell is responsible?
Dang, those pants look like Knute Rockne’s mother stiched those up freehand from a gray wool blanket!
I actually might not mind it if they were more of a silver rather than grey. But hey, I’ll back the boys up no matter what they wear. BBN.
Looks like he has breasts.
All they need now are leather helmets…..looks like throw back.
Grey stinks, it just sucks. Go with Blue and White with a different style but not grey. Grey is death!
So for money, we let a manufacturer change KY’s colors to blue and grey, instead of blue and white. WHY? I have loved blue and white for 70 years, why should it change to grey and white, and why should we follow other schools that are permitting their colors to be changed, just so they can sell caps, shirts, etc. with grey and blue in addition to blue and white. It is marketing, nothing else.
I love Big Blue colors!
Cats fans! We are currently 3rd in the running for the 6thFan NCAA competition behind Arkansas St. And Tex-Pan American. This is unacceptable! You can vote once a day on http://6thfan.ncaa.com or tweet #UK and #6thFan . Help earn prizes for yourself, win the university $100,000, and most of all show the nation who the best fans are! Let’s go BBN!
I am in the MEH category. They are not inspiring. Our Colors are Blue and White, don’t rememeber seeing grey in there any where, but if we win I don’t care as long as we are not wearing red, pink, baby blue or any of the rediculouse oranges out there.
Nice looking practice sweats! The day that I see real football schools like AL, LSU, or any other historical program go to this kind of crap, I guess I might change. Let’s just leave tradition where it is. Wear the blue and white proudly!
Hmm… Let’s see what do Bama, Penn St, USA and schools like that all have in common? They have a ton of football tradition. The could wear whatever they want and still be fine. We have 0 tradition at UK. Look at Oregon, the number 1 reason they are where they are is because they let Nike take over and now they are known as the cool uniform school. Now if we had Bama tradition I would be all for not changing. But we don’t have their tradition. So shut the hell up about “tradition” cut this school has 0 when it comes to football…. A cool ass uniform is more likely to get a big recruit than telling them about our title in the 1950s
If the players are concerned with uniform colors (and hopefully they’re not) this would be an issue. They just look stupid. I am waiting for a peer reviewed link saying gray unis will result in better win/loss total than blue/white. They won’t.
For those saying our colors are blue and white, do you guys not realize grey or silver accents have been a part of the basketball uniforms in the past? It’s not like they’re adding red or orange, just a neutral color. Anyways, it’s just a uniform.
What is the difference? Lose in white or lose in grey. It is all the same.
Barker needs to quit using twitter!
He’s pi..ing off a lot of people with his recent tweets!!!
Practice and shut the he!! Up!
I see nothing on barkers twitter that would make anyone mad
Hate them!!! Blue & white with an accent of silver or gray is fine but not this ugly gray!!!!!
OUR COLOR ARE BLUE AND WHITE, YOU SHOULDN’T STAND AT A GAME, AND THEY SHOULDN’T PLAY RAP MUSIC IN THE STADIUMS!!!!!!!!!!!
Add some scarlet and UK will be OSU south, WTF!!!!!!. Our colors are blue and white in case anyone has forgotten.
And that hasn’t changed. Grey is a neutral color, just like white is. If we didn’t have a two tone color scheme w/ white being one of the colors, then grey would seem odd. like it did with Kansas because of their red and blue. However, grey has been a part of our uniforms far before the grey alternate uniform craze. What about all the MLB teams with their grey road unis? It doesn’t change our colors at all having a grey uniform, get over yourself with your cries of blue and white and actually look up some history, this isn’t the first time we’ve had grey.
Who gives a rat’s ass what they are wearing as long as they are winning football games? March’em out their in tutu for all I care, just win some games!
Hmm… Which of the following is more likely to attract recruits
A) talk of the 1950s title
B) cool ass uniforms…
Here’s how I handle recruits, prior to Clint Hurt, who had a similar tradition at Miami and UofL, in terms of drawing in recruits like flies on a fresh turd:
1. Ca$h money
2. White perfumed hog ridin’ honey
When the university finds those “cool-ass uniforms” please let us know.
I suggest we go with uniforms consisting of blue jeans that fit below the ass cheeks and helmets that are designed to fit sideways on the head. That way we will be cool and hip …. screw those old 50 year old players.
Umm…dont forget you’ve had me for a few years as well. My cousins, the gray uniforms, used to be worn by the bball team “back in the day.” But lets all freak about these cool uniforms.
Also, he does look like a football player, which is good.
How about all of the commenters who complain about the old folks vote buying season tickets. There are plenty available and would make your vote more important. Do you really think changing the color would help? really? Is Drew our new poster boy? He may very well be a redshirt. Towles had big high school numbers too.
Yes, the whole point is to make all of us who have been out of college for 20 years happy. It doesn’t matter what the CURRENT college kids might like…. it’s about US.
When the current college kids have been out of school for 20 years and have gained a bit of wisdom through life’s experiences….then they should be allowed to have an opinion.
Have you been to a game ? The students don’t go. Tats why the tickets allotted to students was reduced.
The kids ON THE TEAM are going. And if this is what they want to wear then fine with me. I do join you in not caring too much about the missing kids on the stands, though.
Looks as if Wal-Mart had a closeout sale.
How about an ORANGE uni………opps, sorry, that’s taken,
“On, on, U of Grey…”? The school colors are Kentucky Blue and White. What’s so hard to understand about that?
I always HATE it when people want to change the school colors. It is the BIG BLUE not the Great Grey.
I think Barker needs to buckle his belt !
That outfit looks like long underwear! I wonder if they have a flap in the back??
The Mummy returns…
Gray isn’t Kentucky’s colors. BLUE & WHITE is our colors. Why ruin the looks of the uniforms. The fans can’t say Go Big Gray!
I know you censored me earlier for no reason…
Nice tits granny.
obviously Louisville fans are voting yes
Those will be badass with the blue or white helmet!
I love the uniform template and I really like these new grey uniforms, but what I don’t like is having a lot of different uniforms. So if the team burned the black uniforms and used the grey set sparingly, then it would be a lot better….but they need to go back to all-blue for every single home game.
Oh and this grey set would look 100x better if the numbers were blue instead of white.
Blue and White with a Power K!!!