Notre Dame Learns from Last Year’s Embarassment and Scores Killer Uniforms
The University of Notre Dame wore their special shamrock uniforms during last year’s Shamrock Series against the University of Maryland and was criticized for the cheap appearance of the uniforms (the shamrock helmets).
Fans said the shamrocks on the uniforms looked generic and were not up to the caliber a team, known as “The Fighting Irish”, were worth of.
Well, it definitely looks as if Notre Dame took that criticism to heart and had Adidas design them a uniform that would leave all speechless.
Adidas unveiled the new garbs on Friday, August 16 in a video they released on YouTube.
Head coach Brian Kelly said his plays have all given their “thumbs up”:
“The Shamrock Series is a great opportunity for our football program to play in an exciting venue located in an area with so many Notre Dame fans,” Kelly’s statement read. “This year’s game at Soldier Field will be part of an incredible weekend for the University in Chicago and will be a great experience for our team. The players absolutely love the uniforms designed by adidas for this game and they will help make it a memorable night.”
This year’s Shamrock series uniforms bear the colors gold & blue (and Adidas logo).
The helmet is designed with one half featuring gold shamrocks and the other a leprechaun in fighting position. The same fighting leprechaun is on the palm side of the sports gloves and can only be seen completely when the hands are placed side by side with thumbs laid over one another.
Addidias, the company who is producing the new uniforms
“Notre Dame’s new adidas TECHFIT football uniform is a modern take on the classic blue jersey and features gold metallic numbers and IRISH in a Celtic font. The bright gold helmet is split with a blue section highlighting a large white Leprechaun graphic. Notre Dame’s gold pants feature a blue stripe on the left leg and the updated Leprechaun graphic. The team’s adidas TECHFIT base layer features gold numbers on the sleeves and the Leprechaun graphic on chest. The updated interpretation of the classic Notre Dame Leprechaun logo also appears on the team’s adizero Smoke gloves.”
Still, the special uniforms have come under fire online.
But where the whole uniform loses it, where it becomes The Fonz on water skis, is the helmet. What is that? It’s half Vegas galore and half boxing Irishman. It’s the Two-Face of helmets. Granted, this isn’t the first time the Irish have used the gold glam on their helmets. Last year’s Shamrock Series game against Maryland featured all-gold helmets with giant green shamrock stickers. Even though those helmets looked a little goofy, I definitely liked them better than these identity crisis helmets.
Over the past few days Twitter has been a hot bed of hate for the uniforms: disappointed fan @DavidAllen21 wrote, “Notre Dame will go from the top five best college football uniforms to the bottom five worst with these.”
@dubjan23, an aspiring sports journalist, tweeted: “Wtf @ Notre Dame’s new uniforms? I mean. Does Adidas hate Notre Dame?”
Here is the “Shamrock” helmet from last year