|2012 'Unrivaled Game' Uniforms for UW|
It's safe to say there's a bit of a buzz for the new jerseys for the Badgers 'Unrivaled Game' against Nebraska on September 29th. That's bound to happen especially since Wisconsin's look is so iconic and conservative by nature and even more so since their national profile has never been higher following back-to-back Big Ten Championships and Rose Bowl appearances.
However, it's also safe to say the reaction has been mixed at best. We've seen, heard, and found them all from the simple "Yuck," to the more 'interesting' reaction of "We've found the uniform equivalent to scheduling Wofford."
Those are the bad reactions, but it's not all bad as some love the red helmets, those in that group include Badgers running back James White, who said "I really like the helmets. The helmets are pretty sweet with the red and black face-masks." via a Youtube video released today.
Here is the full video if you want more reaction from the student-athletes themselves:
As for the positive fan reaction? Those that like them, including myself love hearkening back to the look of the 1962 team with the block W on the helmet and uniform. Sure, it's not super original or anything like that, but is original always better? (ahmm... talking to you Maryland 2012 uniforms, seriously those helmets were bad last year and they found a way to make them even worse this season!!)