What Do You Think About These Natty Uniforms?

Phil Knight after the Oregon's big win in the Rose Bowl game.

So, it was announced a few weeks ago that Oregon chose to go with the all green uniforms for the Rose Bowl, since the three other teams in the College Football Playoff all shared red as a common color. Most people expected Oregon to go with some mix of green and yellow for its uniforms in the National Championship against Ohio State next Monday. If you haven’t seen the pictures of the uniforms that Nike designed for both teams, well, here they are.

It is a big statement by Oregon to go into this game with a uniform that does not don either of its school colors. The uniform also doesn’t feature the recognizable yellow “O” that has made Oregon so famous, any of the crazy color combinations in uniforms we’ve seen week in and week out, or even the throwback renditions commemorating Kenny Wheaton’s infamous pick-six from 1994. Either way you look at it, the Ducks could have gone with other options in this game. This past season, and in years past, Nike’s partnership with Oregon has proven strong. Phil Knight and staff, even though they sponsor Ohio State as well, had a surprising plan for Oregon this year. Whatever their plan may be, they will be happy knowing that they sponsor both teams in the National Championship game.

This, by far, will be the busiest week in the history of University of Oregon sports. Stay tuned to FishDuck.com, as we will have everything you need in order to get prepared for the big game next Monday.

Top Photo by Craig Strobeck

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Jason Selby

Jason Selby

Jason is a Junior at the University of Oregon, currently double majoring in Public Relations and Political Science. Jason has been an avid sports fan for his entire life, growing up playing Football, Basketball, and Baseball. Over the last year, Jason has found his love for sports reporting, and enjoys creating pieces that use his love and knowledge for sports to portray his message. In his spare time, Jason enjoys obsessing over Ducks sports, Scuba Diving around the world, and listening to music. Tweet at Jason…. @1seltank. He loves talking sports with other avid sports fans.

  • maddog48

    Sorry, but the announced uniforms are an insult to true Oregon fans. The yellow and green uniforms of past games have not only looked good but honored our traditional colors. At least they are not the hideous pink and black uniforms worn in our only loss of the season.

    By the way, why is it we are wearing “road” uniforms when we are the higher ranked team? It seems to me Oregon should have had the choice of home or road uniforms.

    • Bob Jimenez

      True on the “home” uni’s!! Higher seeded team should have the choice of light or dark on the jersey. Looks like there is no green OR yellow. HOWEVER….doubtful that will be the difference-maker Mon. night! GO DUCKS. Hang onto the ball!! Florida State’s lack of team discipline was the greatest factor in their crushing loss to the Ducks. Guys yelling at each other, not lined up and ready to play the next down while the Ducks are snapping off another play. FSU coaches on the sideline, trying to calm guys down and get their heads screwed-on right. Fisher wide-eyed, trying to get Winston to come to some reality of what’s happening. FSU, as is the case with most Duck opponents had a difficult time preparing by not being able to simulate the warp speed in practice, and how do you find a scout team guy to do what Mariota can do in running that high octane offense? The ACC champions represented the most lightweight “big-time” conference in the country. On to Texas!! BEAT THE BUCKS!

    • Jason Selby

      The yellow and green is what makes Oregon stand out. But then again, it does not surprise me that Nike would do this with Oregon. It is a big thing for people to talk about, as we are doing here. Either way, it is fun to speculate about the uniforms. Thanks for the read, and as always, GO DUCKS

  • RM13

    These are heartbreaking. What I love about college sports is that the team cannot just pick up and leave town for more lucrative markets. What Nike and Oregon Athletics suggest is since they cannot move, they would rather take advantage of this opportunity to sell neutral Ducks jerseys with no green or yellow, with little to do with Oregon, than wear the colors we fans love and have dreamed of seeing in such a big game. Sorry those who bleed green and yellow, this stage is bigger than you. This stage is for the guys in suites to make more money by selling to people who cannot find Oregon on a map. Depressing. :/

    • Jason Selby

      I absolutely hear what you are saying. Oregon is a very recognizable brand, and I do wish they would have gotten some yellow and green. As long as they win, its all okay. Thanks for the read

  • Michael McCabe

    The uniforms for both teams look classy and are not overstated. I like them! Go Ducks!

    • Jason Selby

      Yes, they definitely do look classy. I wish they would have gotten some yellow and green, but its all okay. Thanks for the read

  • Chris

    Those unis are pretty awful. Should have been something like the throwbacks they wore in that beatbown of Cal a few years ago or the similar ones they wore against the fuskies this year. Oh, well – as long as they win.

    • Jason Selby

      You got it right….. as long as they win. Thanks for the read

  • Jon Sousa

    I think that the Oregon Ducks look good in anything and everything they wear. The fans need to wear yellow at the game!

    • Jason Selby

      Jon, very good point. I wish they would have gotten some yellow and green, but they will wear them well. Thanks for the read

  • Natty Unis

    maybe these would be better right now…