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Takeaways from Cincinnati's Football Uniform Unveiling

The uniforms feel like a step in the right direction... well... if you're into more of the traditional stuff.

The new Under Armour football uniforms that Bearcats fans have been desperately waiting for are finally here and I personally think they are just what Cincinnati needs.

Let me begin by saying that I am a fan of Under Armour. I always have been and likely always will be. Now, does that mean I was a fan of some of their failed uniform attempts?

Ehh... no, not at all. You win some and you lose some, but at the end of the day, I tend to trust that Under Armour will do what they need to do, more often than not.

So, onto the uniforms...

I personally really like what they settled on. They aren't perfect for me personally, but I still consider it a win. Overall, I love the helmet (the photo detailing the helmet has since been taken down so here). I have always been a fan of the standard stripe down the middle and then a simple, traditional logo plastered on either side. This fits the bill. Plus, the stripe has some additional meaning as it ties into Cincinnati's campus buildings and architecture. Symbolism is always a nice touch and means the triangles aren't quite as random as you would assume at first glance.

I like the jersey too. The stripes, while obviously a key element to the uniform, don't feel overdone on the jersey. The shoulders feel a little bare, but, for me, that isn't a deal-breaker. Some may feel the jersey is somewhat basic, but I think it has a nice traditional feel, where there isn't too much going on, but still has a modern flair. "Cincinnati" across the chest is a nice touch and the numbers do exactly what they are intended to do without sticking out like a sore thumb.

The pants are similar in that they are nice, but I'm sort of indifferent to the crossing stripes over the knee. That's likely a preference thing more than anything. It's not the triangle stripes that bother me, but I've just never been big on crossing the legs like that. To each his own.

Overall Take

I would give these an 8.5 out of 10. I am more of a traditionalist with uniforms anyway and I would rather have simplified than super modern, so these appeal to me quite nicely. I personally love the helmet and, overall, the look benefits from Cincinnati having some great colors to work with. That said, I recognize that numbers on the shoulders may have been nice and the stripes over the legs are likely one of those things that will grow on me as I see them in action. I'm a fan, but everyone has an opinion. Here's some of what I've found so far.

Ain't that right.

UPDATE: On players!