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We’re Going Platinum

Nike announced today that Kentucky would be a part of their platinum experiment, forcing young men and women everywhere to dress in their robot suits on national television. UK will star in their bad science fiction movie January 31 against Tennessee.

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Article written by Thomas Beisner

94 Comments for We’re Going Platinum



  1. Smiley Pete
    10:37 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Is this a joke?



  2. casey
    10:38 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    yuck



  3. Platinum plus
    10:38 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Well that was anticlimactic



  4. CatlantaBlue
    10:39 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Hate them!



  5. Chris
    10:40 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Those are TERRRIBULE



  6. Alex
    10:40 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Those suck.



  7. zpt11
    10:40 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    wheres the white guys????



  8. jimmer
    10:40 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    don’t like em



  9. @jrodwhalen
    10:40 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Yuck



  10. Scottie
    10:40 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    How come there aren’t any white “models” Nike??



  11. Justin
    10:41 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    @ Smiley Pete, Yes it’s a joke… a joke on us fans. FUGLY!



  12. Tyrannosaur
    10:41 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    You can’t even make out the uniform #’s. I’m all for innovation and new uni’s, but heck it has to make some sort of sense.



  13. maddman
    10:41 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    They are ok, at least teague’s shoes will match his new uniform.



  14. lee denney
    10:41 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Egads!!!!!



  15. bham
    10:42 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    haha I saw you Drew Franklin posting the same pic and pulling it right away



  16. Haggin Hall
    10:42 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Because we really need to look like the Georgetown Hoyas. No thank you.



  17. UKGrad93
    10:42 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Refugees will be wearing these by the fall. Yuck!



  18. barn
    10:43 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    YukSuk! shades of the denim debacle



  19. jlove
    10:43 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Black unis aint looking too bad now are they?



  20. UKfanCam
    10:43 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    reminds me of those silver ones we wore once and lost to Mich St. back in 2002 or 2003. We never wore those again.



  21. Jw
    10:44 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    I like them. Really like alternate colors and get sick of the same ol same ol.



  22. John 14:6
    10:44 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Absolutely awful!



  23. jymbo
    10:44 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    I sure hope Cal tells them to burn those things. Not even close to our colors.
    Go Big Blue!!



  24. jymbo
    10:44 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    I sure hope Cal tells them to burn those things. Not even close to our colors.
    Go Big Blue!!



  25. Doug the Prosecutor
    10:44 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    This looks like a minor league baseball team’s “Turn Forward the Clock” promotion night with “future” uniforms.



  26. tgh3316
    10:45 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Those are awful & not just UK’s, all of them.



  27. barn
    10:45 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    so we’re now gray, blue and white? i don’t think so



  28. OregonDuck
    10:45 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    I apologize, someone on our staff got a hold of the final design board.



  29. Jimmy
    10:46 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    it’s not how we look, it’s how we play, I really don’t care.



  30. Cat Head
    10:46 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    1st time I think NIKE failed.

    I LOVE Nike… but those look boring.



  31. unreconstructed
    10:47 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    # 10…..ya answer is “Political Correctness!!” Nothing more, nothing less. These “uniforms” are nothing more than a social experiment…gone very, very bad….



  32. BS
    10:47 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Nope, that’s not our colors… shove it Nike



  33. Stormtrooper on a Segway
    10:47 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    these things look worse than a Clonetrooper uniform.



  34. UKfanFelicia
    10:47 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    remake of famous words…thats throw up gray…ewww uggggly



  35. The Cheese
    10:48 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    I like them. I would also like to see a little black in the uniform from time to time.



  36. Ken in Middletown
    10:49 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Gotta be kidding me-these are HORRIBLE!!!!



  37. begley
    10:49 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    I like them. Nice to switch it up. They aren’t permanent so no biggie
    Bring em on.



  38. UKfanFelicia
    10:49 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Ha! found the UK player in back No.5



  39. T.J.
    10:50 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    I like them.



  40. Eight Letters
    10:50 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Seriously….this Phil Cook at Nike must be smoking some of Oregons best weed. These unis are a disaster on multiple levels. I hope and pray that they are for one game only.



  41. bluebiscuit
    10:51 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Not as bad as I was expecting.



  42. NL
    10:52 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    #10-They save the white ones for golf and tennis gear



  43. Rich Pitino has daddy issues
    10:54 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    I love them. I hope we make them a 3rd alternate. You guys would complain about anything. Unreal



  44. LexCat
    10:54 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Those are ugly. I hope the team refuses to wear them. I have seen something similar to these in different UK stores and didn’t like them then. Our colors are blue and white. Point. Blank. Period.



  45. Cotton Nash
    10:55 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Will they help us lay our layups?



  46. Wildcat84
    10:56 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Those are awful. Even worse than the black ones. Big Blue Nation to Nike: Our colors are BLUE and WHITE. Not red. Not yellow. Not day glow orange. Not black. Not platinum. Get it?



  47. bulldog
    10:56 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    All of you guys are just boring. There’s nothing wrong with these jerseys



  48. ktmiln2
    10:57 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Guess what old people? They’re not for you. They’re for the players.



  49. Crayola
    10:57 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Has anyone seen ‘sea green?’ He’s missing from the box.



  50. Will
    10:58 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    They are neat. It is for a good cause (recycled polyester) and they are not permanent. Everyone don’t get your panties in a wad.



  51. Hash
    10:58 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    I see nothing wrong with the new unis. I like grey.



  52. Will
    11:00 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Waaaay better than the silver ones that were being sold last year. These are sick



  53. I love this year team
    11:02 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Would look pretty cool with a white or blue T-Shirt underneath the unis. Maybe cut offs T’s also. Doesn’t AD wear sleveless T’s under his unis?



  54. Carlisle1974
    11:02 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Would’ve like to have seen a different base design instead of the same ol’ jersey and shorts in grey. I’m pretty confident they’ll look better in some good lighting…the lighting in the pics I’ve seen are horrible. For what it’s worth, tons of high and mid-major teams have been debuting grey home uniforms this season. Just another trend that hopefully doesn’t last long.



  55. Sidney's Chubby Cheeks
    11:03 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Funky Grey unis vs. Puke Inside a Pumpkin Orange unis. Meh.



  56. BoDiazSatelliteService
    11:03 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    I’m rolling over in my grave.



  57. Big John
    11:04 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    I think it’s cool to wear for a game or two.

    And for the people who are talking about how we lost a game wearing the gray jerseys a few years back… I’m sure we could all find a few losses between then and now when we had our blue ones on… or our white ones! Maybe we shouldn’t wear our colors because we lost!



  58. Joel Lobb
    11:04 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    UGLY



  59. Smiley Pete
    11:04 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    @48, are the players clamoring for change in the uniform? Not that I’ve heard. Lets not kid ourselves, the new uniforms aren’t for us, they are for the players, this is solely for Nike and we’re dragged along by our contracts



  60. Duke is the Best
    11:04 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Typical UK fans hating everything. I love them



  61. Brady
    11:05 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    They must have seen the storm trooper on a Segway in the renovateted Rupp plans.



  62. indianadave
    11:05 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    I may be the only one but I love them. They are forward thinking and push uni’s past what they are now. I was crazy back in the day too…. Loved the denim uniforms as well. Way better then black uniforms. Black shoes and uniforms make the players look slower.



  63. Bob the Replier
    11:06 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    So recycled polyester is now cutting add material. If we are doing 70’s bring back the nut hugger shorts!



  64. He Hate Me
    11:07 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    You all are a bunch of broken records…”Our school colors are Blue & White.” I like these jerseys and I’m sure the players and recruits like them as well.



  65. Eric K
    11:08 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Doesn’t the cheer go BLUE/WHITE!! GO CATS!!!!



  66. bluegrass79
    11:08 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    G A R B A G E



  67. Prison Uni's
    11:08 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    would like to see the inmate #’s on the back



  68. bigal
    11:12 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    I love ’em. What is wrong with all you Old Farts? You wouldn’t be happy if Nike made solid gold uni’s.



  69. Ugly muffin
    11:15 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    They are all the same color? Really? Only the trim and shoes are different. Look like cookie cutter jerseys now. Those really do suck.



  70. Smiley Pete
    11:16 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    @68, Solid gold uniforms would be terrible. They would be very heavy and severely limit movement. Why would you even want a uniform made of precious metals?



  71. ktmiln2
    11:18 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    59. Are you really so deluded to think that players don’t like wearing alternate uni’s, even if only for a game or two?



  72. NotSatire
    11:18 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    They’re ok to wear every now and then, kinda like the Black for the football team.



  73. Eight Letters
    11:19 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Why is the Kentucky model on the back row? He should be front and center.



  74. Eight Letters
    11:22 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Could they be any harder to see. Someone needs to call Nike and tell them that silver on gray just does not work. Of course the ligting they used is pretty bad too. Hopefully under the lights of Rupp, they will look better.

    Wear em once, then burn em.



  75. John O
    11:22 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    I like them too, but I also like stepping outside the box and so do most teens. Why do you think people play football for Oregon? Great state and history in sports? I guarantee a lot has to do with their gear. I’m glad that we are getting them and not just some of our main rivals in recruiting (Duke, UNC, UCONN).



  76. geniuses
    11:24 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Im glad you all can point out grey isn’t UK’s color. Congratulations…if you haven’t noticed, all the uniforms are grey. I don’t think they are trying to say UK is grey and blue…it’s a nice change up. Seriously STFU you whiny little blue hairs



  77. ShawnP
    11:25 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    We will look like Jackarses………….



  78. Smiley Pete
    11:26 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    71: Point being, its ignorant to think that Nike made these because the players wanted them or designed them for the players sake. Nike made these uniforms because they have contracts with most of the top tier teams and they can force us to advertise for them on national television.
    I doubt the players are considered much when the business decisions are made.



  79. Blue Reality
    11:28 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Hello Nike…..Uh…no thank you, we won’t be wearing those….they look like crap.

    Thanks

    Cal



  80. bmac
    11:32 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    #10, you’d think at the very least that Duke’s model would be white.



  81. RicksAuntWithGoodEyes
    11:36 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Those new uni’s almost made me throw up in my mouth a little! Hideous!!! I’m all for going green, but I like my BLUE a little more, can we get a little, Nike?



  82. sphocat1
    11:44 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Why are they all black? isnt that racist???



  83. Ron Mercer
    11:49 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Even our denim looked a million times better than this.



  84. MJ4UK
    11:51 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    funny that their debut is in the dark



  85. NOTanOLDperson
    11:52 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Guarantee that if these came out and UK did not get them some of you would be pissed. Just be glad that UK is back in the forefront and on the cutting edge. Stuff like this keeps recruits attention and the fact that they are only letting a select group of teams wear them is even better. Kudos to all of you that know our colors are Blue and White you deserve an award.



  86. Greg
    11:53 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Embarassing



  87. Greg
    11:54 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Makes me sick to look at it



  88. mjblue2
    12:09 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    They aren’t bad…some of you people just want to gripe. Whoever said that denim mess looked better is crazy. Just because your old white a$$ doesn’t want to wear them doesn’t mean they’re terrible.



  89. Ghostofbearbryant
    1:30 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Thoroughly enjoying the epic meltdown these uni’s are causing.



  90. KFAN
    1:57 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t like them. The are NOT our colors. This will be the first jerseys in years I’ll refuse to buy. I hate it when Corporate America says screw tradition, we’re going to do what we want. We don’t care what your colors are, you’ll look better in bland gray (I know they claim it’s supposed to be platinum, but come on, give me a break, it’s gray). And what shade of blue is that anyway? It’s NOT Kentucky blue. It’s NOT royal blue! These are NOT our colors!



  91. Norman Gunther
    4:57 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Just for one game and the experiment has to be over. ugly and not the school colors. What is college sports coming to when the teams are dictated to by Nike and Adidas etc.



  92. Bob Loblaw
    6:08 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    Are those real people or wax figures?



  93. bcat
    6:52 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    There’s one color that looks good with grey, UK blue! Point blank. Period. Ours are the only ones that look good. Baby blue just blends in! Ha



  94. Change is Good
    8:08 pm January 25, 2012 Permalink

    To all you old Blue Haired Far- er Geezers, I say “Go Big Platinum, Go big Platinum”!