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The Football Team Got A Nice Package From Nike

(h/t Myles Poole)

(h/t Myles Poole)

(h/t Myles Poole)

 

New cleats aren’t as cool as new jerseys, but they look pretty sweet from afar. I’m just glad that I didn’t have to be an equipment manager this morning. The sad part is that they’ll probably all get worn out before August 31st.

 

I’ll take a size 13.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

18 Comments for The Football Team Got A Nice Package From Nike



  1. I Say
    1:54 pm July 22, 2013 Permalink

    Very cool. I would like to see all of the different ones



  2. SWEET
    1:55 pm July 22, 2013 Permalink

    Is it just wishful thinking, or are the cleats metallic royal blue and chrome? If so then…. SWEET!!!!



  3. manlySmell
    2:08 pm July 22, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t particularly like em..Look to be a little clunky… plus , orange is not one of our team colors…



  4. asdf
    2:12 pm July 22, 2013 Permalink

    With all those orange boxes, it looked like the Tennessee had invaded the Bluegrass.



  5. wallnutz
    2:20 pm July 22, 2013 Permalink

    So much money is wasted on athletic equpiment these days! How many pairs of shoes, how many jerseys or pairs of pants do these guys need to play?? Has anyone heard of a washer and dryer, or do they just buy ’em a new uni for every game? When I played you made your cleats last all season and you washed your damn uniform before your next game. All this money could be better spent somewhere else! And it’s not just the football team. Basketball has to have a new color or design for every other game or we’re not “cool” enough to keep up with the Oregons of the world. And every time I see a ball pitched in the dirt thrown out of play at a baseball game I can’t stand it. Throw the ball back to the pitcher and use it until it’s done, scuffs and all! I hate the direction the world is going. So much waste… Food, money, etc. All while a ton of people can’t keep their children fed or the lights on at night. Makes me sick! I want to watch these guys score touchdowns and knock the piss out of each other. I don’t care what they’re wearing!!



  6. Brad
    2:25 pm July 22, 2013 Permalink

    Yes, wallnutz, football was very different during the 1840s.



  7. Hey
    2:26 pm July 22, 2013 Permalink

    Hey #5, shut up. The football team makes the university millions of dollars, they’ll do whatever the hell they want.



  8. Brent
    2:33 pm July 22, 2013 Permalink

    5. MLB makes more than enough money to cover for the baseballs used during a single game. And all of those baseballs are then used for batting practice or they’re labeled as MLB authentic and sold inside the stadium.

    And as for our football team? It’s basic business. Spend money on a coaching staff, new uniforms, etc to attract a higher quality recruit. The higher quality recruits then bring more wins to a program and thus more butts in the seats. Bigger attendance equals more $$$. You’ve got to spend money to make money.



  9. Grammar King
    2:45 pm July 22, 2013 Permalink

    I guess I’m not entirely certain of this, but I was under the impression that UK doesn’t even pay for their equipment provided by Nike due to the brand exposure they get for UK athletes donning their wares while playing football, basketball, etc. In fact, don’t schools get paid for wearing their respective brand’s equipment?



  10. Chrome FTW
    2:45 pm July 22, 2013 Permalink

    A lot of the players actually wore these cleats last season. They’re probably just restocking. The blue and silver looks sweet.



  11. wallnutz14
    2:54 pm July 22, 2013 Permalink

    #7 – The epitome of all that is wrong with this country.



  12. wallnutz14
    2:59 pm July 22, 2013 Permalink

    6 – Maybe we could all learn something by looking at the way the people that came before us did things. They knew how to survive by using what they had, and they made use of everything around them instead of throwing it away at the first sign of a problem. But you keep standing in line for the next IPad or IPhone because you can’t stand the fact that there is a newer model than the one in your hand. That kind of thinking is killing us all a little more each day.



  13. Brad
    3:25 pm July 22, 2013 Permalink

    Wallnutz, the line between holding onto the past for too long and accepting change is not such a fine one.

    You sound like one of the older rich people who get mad when people stand up at football and basketball games.



  14. Brad
    3:26 pm July 22, 2013 Permalink

    That said, you are entitled to your opinion.



  15. RandyB
    3:50 pm July 22, 2013 Permalink

    I’m for all new uniforms and new shoes, especially if they’re blue & silver. With Matt’s Marxist Messiah in the White House, we need all the economic activity we can get. Of course, all that stuff is probably made in Banglidesh and Brazil…becausae we have the highest corporate tax in the world.
    But hey, Nike is the middleman, and that means revenue for somebody.



  16. Razr Raybob
    3:58 pm July 22, 2013 Permalink

    According to Matt we have to have fancy to be elite!!! Why haven’t Alabama and LSU went to glitz and glamour? You people are missing the point. Coaches make a team. Look at basketball. Cal > Billy G.



  17. Do whut?
    5:13 pm July 22, 2013 Permalink

    Wallnutz I can’t answer for multiple uniforms although that is pretty much the norm for all sports teams college level and above but I can tell you that even pro sports teams do indeed wash and repair uniforms on a game by game basis. Just because organizations pull in millions doesn’t mean they pitch a jersey at the first sign of a grass stain.



  18. Do whut?
    5:16 pm July 22, 2013 Permalink

    16) LSU does have multiple uniform and helmet designs. And really what’s the point we’re all missing? To be good we have to be stodgy when it comes to uniforms? Tell that to the ’96 championship team. No one said uniforms make the team.