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Kentucky has new unis for the Big Blue Bahamas games

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108 Comments for Kentucky has new unis for the Big Blue Bahamas games



  1. polley
    1:53 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Not sure about the checker board down the side



    • bb88888888
      2:07 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      They’re stripes, not checkerboards.



    • bb88888888
      2:08 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      Never mind, you’re right.



    • Cats
      2:11 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      They are not stripes… Check out the outer edge if the blue ones. They’re obviously checker board patter



    • Cats
      2:13 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      *pattern^^



  2. Tyler's Office Chair
    1:53 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Meh.



  3. UkeHey!
    1:54 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Looks like prison stripes.



    • Cats
      2:01 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      Don’t really like em but there’s definitely no stripes



    • Luther
      8:38 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      Agree…

      Prison stripes…



  4. George
    1:57 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Those look beyond awful…



    • Luther
      8:38 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      Agree. They really suck!



  5. Bluegrass
    1:59 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    LOVE THEM!!



  6. What were they thinking?
    1:59 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Those are horrendous.



  7. asdf
    1:59 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    They are okay, but I hope they aren’t the ones for the regular season.



  8. The Loco Pollo
    1:59 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Not bad for exhibition unis. Wouldn’t want them for the regular season.

    Was kinda hoping for a floral/Caribbean theme to them.



  9. Chris from Paducah
    1:59 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    It’s not about the uniform but who’s inside it



    • Rodney D.
      2:29 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      Insider, I barely know her



  10. Kyle
    2:01 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    They are fine for exhibition.

    For the real uniforms, they should ALWAYS says KENTUCKY on the front of them. That is our name.



    • Larry
      2:23 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      good point. UK has nothing to do with the school. Only Kentucky. People might think they’re watching a bunch of stupid europeans out there playing our game!



    • Kyle
      3:16 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      Obviously it is a logo that goes along with the University. But the logo in the middle of the jersey looks ridiculous (and has with all the other logo uniforms Nike has done).

      Logos come and go but the name stays the same. You should have the school name on the front.



  11. Duuuuuude
    2:01 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Two Thumbs Down



  12. darrell hughes
    2:02 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    I like how there are 8 stars representing Kentucky’s 8 national championships



  13. wordplay
    2:02 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Ugh looks like the County issued exercise wear given to Fayette Co. Jail inmates.



  14. CPACAT
    2:03 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Like the 8 stars at the top…one for each 15 Kentucky counties….or maybe something else:)



    • Cats
      2:09 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      Let’s think about this for a sec. Why would there be 8 stars for 15 counties? First of all, there’s more than 15 counties in kentucky. Second, those stars obviously represent national titles.



    • Drew Franklin
      2:19 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      I love this reply.



    • Josh
      2:24 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      I can’t decide which part is funnier…



    • Sick that day of kindergarten
      2:54 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      @Cats: 8 x 15 = 120 counties. Come on man, no one should have to explain simple math and/or jokes.



    • I'm no rocket scientist
      2:55 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      but I think Cats has this nailed.



    • Crazy8s
      3:42 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      CPACAT wins the day with this post. The responses are hilarious. I wish I was smart enough to make a comment like that and just sit and watch. He set this up perfectly.



    • CPACAT
      6:55 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      Woot woot! I won a free one year subscription to KSR and all the Taco Bell I can afford!!



  15. Baloney
    2:04 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Well, everyone in the Bahamas will sure know that UK’s players are tourists. Couldn’t they just wear plaid shorts with black socks and dress shoes?



  16. Ben
    2:04 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    I agree they should say Kentucky on the front of them, but I like the whole stars and stripes thing they got going on.



    • Cats
      2:07 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      There are no stripes on them… That’s called a checker board pattern



  17. EyewearMan
    2:04 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    8 Stars for 8 Titles! I like them!



  18. Elwood Blues
    2:06 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Hard to tell without seeing them wearing it. Do not like the UK in the front; needs to be Kentucky



  19. skidmarks
    2:06 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Real programs don’t wear pee wee league gimmick unis…. ( See Alabama and LSU football )



  20. "Work" is a relative term
    2:06 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    They’re gonna need some more stars after this season is over!



  21. bbn#1
    2:07 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    i do like them not for a whole season though… i do agree with most people commenting they could be a little better, if it had kentucky on the front of those i think theyd be real sharp



  22. BIGCAT05
    2:07 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    I like them, only because of the UK lol



  23. kybb
    2:08 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Fantastic



  24. Mike Ezell
    2:09 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Much better than the ones we wore on the Canada trip.



    • agreed
      2:55 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      That’s the one nice thing I will say about these, definitely better than those Canadian practice jerseys…



  25. Laker Cat 18
    2:10 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    I don’t care if we play naked as long as we win the games.



    • bbn#1
      2:11 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      BEST COMMENT.. although i am young so i like to see sharp jerseys



    • Jock
      2:21 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      Bet we would get called for flopping if we played naked.



    • Laker Cat 18
      2:33 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      I like the sharp jerseys too. It’s just that winning is my #1 priority.



    • Laker Cat 18
      2:34 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      Jock – you may be onto something with that. LOL



  26. El Guapo
    2:10 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Jersey seems kinda long



  27. Bicycle Seat Sniffer
    2:11 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Not A fan. If it said “KENTUCKY” across the check instead of the block “UK”, I could tolerate them. Also, the player’s last name needs to be above the number. Putting it below make it look like a cheap mid-major uni.



  28. JDS
    2:14 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Im all for new unis but these are ugly.



  29. retiredbballplayer
    2:15 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    V-neck? Ugh I’m not sure about these.



  30. Not Creative Enough To Think Of A Real Username
    2:16 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    I like them. Eight stars is a good touch, and the stripes/checkers gives off a kind of tropical feel that fits the Bahamas trip. Obviously these aren’t the regular season unis, but for exhibition games these are top notch



  31. BIGcat
    2:19 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Does the team like them? That’s all that matters. I’m more concerned how they play than what they are wearing.



  32. Cking9698
    2:21 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Wow..who designs these? Looks like they came from the clearance rack at Wal-Mart or TJ maxx.

    They seriously need a design makeover. I bet the players see these and see ZERO swag factor.
    It might be about the players inside the uniforms that count, but having some swag and style never hurts.

    Seriously Nike…WTF? These are not “players first” uniforms. They look like 1994 afterthoughts.



  33. Bullitt County UK fan
    2:22 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    These are just for the summer trip right? Because they are ugly. Needs to get rid of the UK on the front and make it say Kentucky. Also put the name above the number. Don’t mind the pinstripes/ checkerboard/stripes but we need more of a floral ocean Caribbean look. 5 days…



    • Matt Jones' opinion
      3:12 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      How do you justify that post when your name is Bullitt County UK fan? If you want them to change the design on the front, you need to change your name when you post!



    • Bullitt County UK fan
      4:18 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      I representing the good folks from Bullitt County. And it’s just my opinion. Not like i’m complaining about it. Just sharing my opinion like the other 90 plus commenters on this post.



  34. tltaworl
    2:25 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Looks like the jerseys we wore after Nerlens got hurt vs. UT in ’13
    http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/2013/2/16/3995828/tennessee-kentucky-basketball-final-score



  35. UKgrad'13
    2:26 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    They’re ok for a foreign road trip I guess. However, our record when wearing alternate jerseys has been pretty poor lately.



  36. Cats
    2:26 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    I might be wrong, but I think these uni’s might be blue on the front with white on the back, rather than two separate jerseys. If you look at the bottom inside of the blue one, it looks like they’re white on the other side. If you look at the top inside of the white ones, it looks like they are blue on the other side. The blue shoulders on the white ones also lead me to believe this



  37. me
    2:30 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    As long as they aren’t season Jerseys. But they could use new ones also for the season.



  38. Youre A Peein
    2:35 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    What kind of joke is this? We’re going to play all these national teams with UK on the front? Everybody is going to think we’re the United Kingdom!!!!!!



  39. Wildcat72
    2:38 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Dislike. First off, we are KENTUCKY not “UK”.

    Secondly, the name below the number looks silly.



  40. Drew Tip
    2:38 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Looks like clothing you buy at a gas station.



  41. L1C6
    2:40 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    People sure do get worked up about jerseys! At least they don’t have those tiny little sleeves like Adidas came up with.



    • Cayts
      2:50 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      Amen to not having those stupid sleeves! Thank goodness they didn’t catch on.



  42. Mike
    2:41 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Look fine to me. Keep in mind this isn’t going to be our uniforms for the regular season. Surely y’all understand that



  43. UKTony
    2:43 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    I think they have a nice 70s ABA/ Harlem Globetrotters feel to them



  44. Andy
    2:43 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    I don’t like the logo, would prefer Kentucky



  45. Blue Reality
    2:45 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Those are God awful ugly….



  46. Mark Liptak
    2:46 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    What do I think? Well putrid immediately comes to mind. This is Kentucky not Marquette circa 1975.



  47. Johnny
    2:47 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    As long as the shorts are the same checkerboard pattern, then they would b ok. Maybe with blue and white checkerboard headbands and some really cool wristbands as well.



  48. catatonic
    2:48 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    He back is similar to last years baylor game and the whole two tone jersey copies the vince carter toronto raptors. These are awful glad just exhibition gear…but hey as long as the kids like em



  49. Cayts
    2:49 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    I’m all for a redesign every now & then. The uni’s during Tubby’s years never changed & got very old. But these uni’s are ugly. 1) Checkboards are Tennessee’s thing. & I’m not a dog person. 2) We are Kentucky, not UK. 3) If I were a fan of a different school, I would think the 8 stars are too braggadocious. It would be like Bill Russell wearing his 11 rings every day. Everyone should know that we have 8 titles, we don’t need to shove it in their faces.



  50. Cayts
    2:52 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    A wise coach once said, “You don’t play for the name above your ass, you play for the logo on the front!



  51. BlueCat
    2:55 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    I personally do not like them the V neck, it is Kentucky not UK, and yipes the stripes. They should leave them in the Bahamas.



  52. Isaac in Mobile
    2:58 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Does this sound familiar to anybody:

    “We are UK!”

    Because it seems like there’s an awful lot of marketing straight from the school with that slogan.



  53. Isaac in Mobile
    2:59 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Also, every single jersey we wear is “V-neck”. Where are your all’s heads?!



    • Piedma Schwartz
      4:16 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      I also reside in Mobile



  54. Ukfaninlou
    3:01 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Do the kids like them? That’s all that matters to me.



  55. Every old person ever
    3:03 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    “Plain ole blue and white. Is that too hard to ask for?? None of this “new” junk. Dan Issel wouldn’t approve.”



    • Haha
      7:29 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      Issel can have a say when he wins a championship.



  56. MJB
    3:08 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    I really wish we would kill the damn checkerboard!



  57. Matt Jones' opinion
    3:09 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    I like them. I think it’s something different from what we have been wearing. As far as the UK and everybody wanting Kentucky….we are both! There are fans that say Kentucky, there are fans that say UK. I love how people get worked up over some damn uniforms!!



  58. Isaac in Mobile
    3:10 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Apparently my first comment got deleted?

    Does this sound familiar to anybody:

    “We are UK!”



  59. Tony
    3:29 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Like the stripes. Not the “UK”. I like “KENTUCKY”



  60. Ryan
    3:44 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Stolen from Waldo’s handicapped brother?



  61. LogyCat
    3:52 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    I am pretty sure this team could wear white kitchen trash bags with Kentucky written across the chest in blue sharpie and make them look pretty damn good.



    • LogyCat
      3:54 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

      Dakari might have to trade his kitchen bag for a contractor sized bag though.



  62. jaxcats8503
    4:35 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Nike or UK likely didn’t run these by the players prior to ordering. So, doesn’t really matter what the players like.



  63. BBN#1
    4:36 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    for all of you saying we are kentucky not uk need to get your head checked… we are THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY not just kentucky.. and i dont believe there going to spell everything out



  64. Rick James
    4:48 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    I wish I had more hands, so I could give those jerseys four thumbs down.



  65. jones returns
    5:21 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Booooo



  66. Kyle
    5:37 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    They look like practice jerseys. Absolutely HATE the UK on the front. Hideous.



  67. jayiron11
    5:56 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Most of the people that don’t like these are behind the times. I like them and it’s hard to judge wout seeing the shorts and the full unis. I have a suggestion but traditionalists would FREAK. I think the traditional Kentuck Big Blue with some bright fluorescent light/sky blue would be SICK!! And before everyone gets bent out of shape, I’m not talking Carolina blue. I’m talking like a bright fluorescent light/sky blue. Similar to the color of shoes Marcus Lee had on in the photo Cal took when he flew into Lex late a couple weeks ago after being on the recruiting trail and found the entire team hooping late at night in the Joe Craft Center. That would be an awesome 3rd uniform or “KIT” as the say in the Futbol world. It would be great for recruiting and merchandising. Because fluorescent colors are trending such as Seattle Seahawks bright lime green and the bright fluorescent orange shoes worn by so many soccer stars in the FIFA world cup, and considering that all the youngsters wear these bright shoes in high school bball, college bball, and even the NBA, I think a 3rd uni utilizing a fluorescent light blue would be awesome. I’m not saying do away with the traditional. I love the uniforms Cal brought in midway through his first season. It’s very traditional. I like how he went to a Royal Blue instead of the midnight dark blue from the Billy Good era. But mainly the over 50 generation doesn’t get the uniform thing. Most of the people crying about the Bahamas uniform are those fans within BBN that think they know everything about basketball yet couldn’t watch a game and tell you what kind of defense the Cats are playing. All in all, I like these and someone within the athletic department should look into this fluorescent light blue for like the trim or numbers/letters to go along with our traditional blue and white colors.



  68. rainman
    6:02 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    When I think of stripes on uni’s I think of one team, and thats embarressing!

    FUTBUGLY!



  69. Not stripes
    6:31 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    How can you people be so blind? Look at the bottom left side where the jersey is folded so you can just see the pattern around to the front…..IT IS CLEARLY CHECKERBOARD…..keeping with the Secretariat theme.



  70. Reality check
    6:56 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    I prefer the UK over Kentucky. The university has some clout whereas when people see Kentucky they think of the ignorant, redneck hicks that populate the state. I only buy apparel with UK on it because I don’t wanna be mistaken for one of the wingnut buffoons.



  71. Jimmy
    7:02 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    I don’t care if they wear a bra and panty hose as long they play well and win! Go Big Blue!



  72. ok-cats-computer
    7:10 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Not terrible, but these unis would be much better with a bold KENTUCKY on the front instead of UK. I also wish we would go back to the Power K on the football helmets instead of UK, at least for a few games every season.



  73. George Rosenbaum
    7:15 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    As long as they are NOT that silvery/gray slop they had on some uniforms before.
    IT IS THE BIG BLUE not gray -black or silver whatever. IT is BLUE AND WHITE



  74. Jim
    7:16 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Looks like the old Marquette jersey, can you say thugs ?



  75. MattMan
    7:27 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Those are dope!!



  76. stuckinohio
    8:27 pm August 4, 2014 Permalink

    Not really a fan. I realize that the checkerboard pattern is supposed to be a secretariat reference and that’s cool and all. But being that I wasn’t even born when secretariat made his triple crown run, I’ll tell you what it reminds me of. The end zones in Tennessee’ s football stadium. And that’s just not cool…