Absolutely love it! Now show me the orange jersey and we'll be all set.
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.
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.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.
Only one of the coolest logos ever in sports.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.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.
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".