Illinois Football Uniforms

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#127      
I'm sure this was mostly said as sarcasm, but I would love for the shield to be on the helmet (assuming it would be done well). It's something unique.
I like the shield. Call me crazy, but I kinda like different looks depending on the color of the helmet. Script Illini for white. NY Giant style Illinois for orange (I know, unpopular opinion). I think the shield would look great on a blue helmet. Honestly not a huge fan of the block I on helmets, but it looks equally ok on all colors, as long as it's outlined. Un-outlined block I is terrible.
 
#128      
I think we can't get our stickers properly placed it won't matter what we do with our helmets.

My proposal is to trademark a unit shade of Orange as "Illini" and just become the Illinois Illini ala the Stanford Cardinal.
 
#130      
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Everyone on twitter seems to think slant Illinois is back. I doubt that but I guess we'll see.
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I would 100%, no joking around, rather see an otter on the helmet than the Giants-style word mark.
 
#134      
I'd love the script, but the uniforms would need tweaking to make it work and look good.

I pray we are not doing anything like the old New York Giants "ILLINOIS" on the helmets, I always hated those due to the NYG.

But some more white and updates are needed, at first I loved the new uniforms, but the colors and style doesn't come together like I thought it would,and they are just missing something.
 
#135      
Given all of the hype that the football social media accounts are putting out there for the 20 year anniversary of the 2001 team I'm betting that the helmets will be very similar, if not the exact same.

Probably not the exact same, but outside possibility.
 
#136      
Given all of the hype that the football social media accounts are putting out there for the 20 year anniversary of the 2001 team I'm betting that the helmets will be very similar, if not the exact same.

Probably not the exact same, but outside possibility.
I hope that's not the case, I can't see how they'd look decent with the current uniforms and orange on our new helmets. . . but if it's for one game only, it could be kinda cool assuming they tweaked it a bit to make it work.
 
#141      
I don't get it, when we had the slant Illinois and hired Beckman/Thomas I recall a good number of people seemed excited at new uniforms and acted like the slant Illinois was tired.

Have we come full circle without anything in between?
 
#144      
Haven't been good since slant Illinois, I say pull out all of the tricks!

Is this an insinuation that Slant Illinois wasn’t about the worst logo ever?? Lol.

I’ll agree that the jerseys/pants during that era were pretty classic and good. I think the key is either commit to having a classic look or commit to a “new” look. My main issue with what we’ve had lately - while not bad uniforms in and of themselves - is that we seem to be straddling that line and therefore end up lacking identity.
 
#145      
I don't get it, when we had the slant Illinois and hired Beckman/Thomas I recall a good number of people seemed excited at new uniforms and acted like the slant Illinois was tired.

Have we come full circle without anything in between?
Can’t speak for everyone, but I think the Slant Illinois logo was about the biggest proclamation ever that we were a bland, vanilla, white bread athletic brand, haha … it’s like we ran 400 mph in the opposite conceptual direction of the Chief logo.

If you aren’t going to have a “mascot-based logo” like MSU or Iowa, you need your lettering or font to be at least somewhat iconic so as to give you some identity. Think the IU logo, Tennessee’s Block T, UCLA’s script, etc. I was pleasantly surprised when our rebrand at least threw those curves into the Block I so as to make it stand out, and it looks a lot sleeker now. Even Iowa State’s new font looks cool and is uniquely “them.”

I’m fine with changing things up, but it’d be a shame if we unlearned that lesson!
 
#148      
The worst was when Bob Blackman brought the Dartmouth helmet design to Illinois and we had two stripes from front to back.
 
#150      
The worst was when Bob Blackman brought the Dartmouth helmet design to Illinois and we had two stripes from front to back.
I know there are a lot of people who did not like the Dartmouth two-stripe style, and I would not suggest bringing it back, but I personally always kinda liked it.

I would be happy with about anything as long as they APPLY THE HELMET DECAL SO THAT IT IS VERTICAL WHEN THE HELMET IS WORN, and not when it is sitting on a table. Please. Sorry for shouting.
 
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