Illinois Football Uniforms

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The helmets are cool, like the stripe and the amount of white is good. Missed opportunity however when the beautiful script word mark is right there to use, or even the ‘83 Illini version. Would’ve liked to see a slight uniform change with a white accent pretty much everywhere to match the amount of white on the helmets. Guessing we’ll see a lot more white with the new ones next year. Oh well, missed opportunity, but they’re still pretty nice helmets overall.
 
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It must be hard to get an I on there straight
 
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It must be hard to get an I on there straight
Its weird, they cut the stripe sticker on the vent for the one guy's helmet, so it didn't look dumb. But they didn't bother for #2. And then of course the I. #2's helmet is a disaster, whereas the other one looks way better. And of course they choose to promote it by putting the worse helmet front and center.
 
#13      
The stupid flaps probably screw with the decals. I’m fixing to pop a chill pill and celebrate the reincorporation of white and the stripe and pray the jerseys slap soon
 
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Will the university just accept that the letter “I” will never look good as a primary logo or helmet logo. It’s a stick. Sometimes just one stick. Sometimes a big stick and two small sticks. It’s what we’re stuck with. The state could have been named Killinois or Zillinois. That would have given us options. But it’s not. You can’t make “I” cool or interesting. Please stop trying.

The script “Illinois” from the 2020-21 basketball jerseys was the play here. We all saw the mock-up and it was spectacular. Even the phrase “The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Public Land-Grant Research University Founded in 1967” written in Times New Roman font would have been more interesting.

But instead we get yet another misaligned “I”. Maybe in 50 years it will become one of those beloved bad-logo icons like the Cleveland Browns “our helmet with no logo on it” logo or whatever that blob thing the Montreal Expos used to wear on their caps.
 
#18      
The helmet and jersey don't work together. You can't incorporate white into one and not the other. I get that Nike has a 4-year cycle with jerseys, but that means we should wait to change the helmets, so they're a unified set.
I’m mostly in this camp. I think the helmet is an improvement (we just need the equipment folks to put the decals on correctly for a change…). I don’t think it looks terrible white our current blues, but they clearly don’t fit together perfectly. Hopefully will be much better when we get new unis next year.
 
#19      
At least it's some measure of progress according to my own rankings of helmet concepts:

1. Script "Illini"
2. State outline
3. Shield
4. NY Giants style "Illinois" 2001 style, white no outline
5. Later years NY Giants style, blue outline
6. Block I with outline
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49. Getting hit by a bus
50. Block I, no outline
 
#20      
Washington, DC
or whatever that blob thing the Montreal Expos used to wear on their caps.
Only one of the coolest logos ever in sports.
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The Expos logo, often misinterpreted, is a combination of the team initials when spoken in French -- an "e" (in red on the left), an "M" (half in white, half in blue), and a "b" (in blue on the right) -- the eMb represnts "(les) Expos (de) Montréal Baseball".

 
#21      
Will the university just accept that the letter “I” will never look good as a primary logo or helmet logo. It’s a stick. Sometimes just one stick. Sometimes a big stick and two small sticks. It’s what we’re stuck with. The state could have been named Killinois or Zillinois. That would have given us options. But it’s not. You can’t make “I” cool or interesting. Please stop trying.

The script “Illinois” from the 2020-21 basketball jerseys was the play here. We all saw the mock-up and it was spectacular. Even the phrase “The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Public Land-Grant Research University Founded in 1967” written in Times New Roman font would have been more interesting.

But instead we get yet another misaligned “I”. Maybe in 50 years it will become one of those beloved bad-logo icons like the Cleveland Browns “our helmet with no logo on it” logo or whatever that blob thing the Montreal Expos used to wear on their caps.
Whoa, whoa, whoa. There is no room for Expos logo hate here.

Easily up there with the Whalers logo as my all time favorite.
 
#22      
The Expos logo, often misinterpreted, is a combination of the team initials when spoken in French -- an "e" (in red on the left), an "M" (half in white, half in blue), and a "b" (in blue on the right) -- the eMb represnts "(les) Expos (de) Montréal Baseball".

You sold me. I'm all in on a tri-color I-I-F helmet logo that represents "les Illini de Illinois Football."
 
#23      
Evanston
My very first impression is that by itself it looks like a UTEP helmet, circa 2008. White outlined ‘I’ is an improvement, stripes not so much. I think it’ll work much better with the white jersey. With the only white elements being on the helmet you’ve got a less egregious version of what the Rams had going on before they rebranded last year.

Overall verdict: meh. Not terrible, but probably should have waited to match the new jersey set (which will presumably have some white added back in).
 
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I can’t tell - do these orange helmets have a more shiny finish, or are they the same matte finish as previously?