Tuesday, December 13, 2016

2017: Pantone Color of the Year is Ducky

Every year, the Pantone company picks a color that they say represents the coming year. If you are a trendsetter, you'll notice that color popping up everywhere from the fashion runway to Target.


For 2017 they picked "Greenery" which is about as close to Oregon's "Apple Green" as you can get! Check out this fun article about it. https://www.fastcodesign.com/3066350/pantones-new-color-of-the-year-is-weird-and-perfect

Here's the all green uniform they wore in the 2015 Rose bowl and also game 4 of the 2015 season. They worse several individual green pieces this past season but not all-green.
Jan 1, 2015; Pasadena, CA, USA; Oregon Ducks running back Byron Marshall (9) warms up prior to the 2015 Rose Bowl college football game against the Florida State Seminoles at Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports


So does that mean that 2017 will be a good year for new coach Willie Taggert and the Ducks?


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Week 13: November 26, 2016



The Ducks have seemingly settled on one road jersey in this white one with green numerals. This week's Civil War combo is very similar to their week 5 uniform versus WSU, but with an O on the helmet.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Week 12: November 19, 2016



In a season of firsts for Oregon (mostly bad), this week marked the first time in a long time (that I can tell) that they have worn the exact same combination as another week in the same season. While they have come close many times they usually switch up the helmet sticker to make it slightly new. But this week the Ducks reused the all-white kit that they used at USC 2 weeks ago. A much different result though!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Week 11: November 12, 2016



From the light to the dark...Oregon was all white last week at USC, but comes home to face Stanford wearing all dark gray. It was not a full-blackout, ninja outfit that they tend to save for home games against USC. It seemed to continue a blackout military-trend that both ASU and Washington followed this week as well. The somber color scheme seemed to fit the mood of the team and fan-base that was facing its first losing season in a decade.


This uniform seems to finally be the realization of a photoshoot that was tweeted out in July (See my post from then)


Saturday, November 5, 2016

Week 10: November 5, 2012



Oregon tried to relive some past glory at the LA Coliseum by what they wore today. It's been 4 years since they played at USC. In 2012 and in 2010, they pulled out "stormtrooper" all-white which in those two years provided a real lift (or maybe the 2010 and 2012 versions of Oregon football were actually pretty good?!)
2012: Kenyon Barner burns it up for 300+ yards and Oregon wins 62-51. USA Today photo.

2010: Darron Thomas and Oregon beat USC 53-32. Harry How Getty Images

See the usual page dedicated to this look here:

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Week 8: October 21, 2016



As losses mount, the complexity of the uniforms and uniform-reveals have waned a touch. This week's combo is one of the most sedate uniforms that Oregon has played with in several years. I had to go back to the 2013-14 year Alamo Bowl to find this combo of green helmet and all white uniform. Even the fact that they are wearing a green helmet with yellow O is remarkable since they have not worn more than 2 green helmets in year since the 2012 season. Before the new-helmet-every-week craze, Oregon has a dark green helmet with yellow O from 1999 to 2011. But since about 206, they have slowly put in other colors and then many other designs with wings and ducks, and throwbacks etc.