Tweet! Jay Bilas, The 70′s Astros, and Maryland

For those of you (like me) into the aesthetics of athletics, the uniforms worn by the University of Maryland Monday night where a largely discussed topic. Many — like the afore-noted Jay Bilas — were all verklempt, in awe at how the Terrapins ‘ football team could wear such an ugly outfit. Others, like me, were confused at first, but have turned over to the dark side of the weird jerseys.

Enough talking. Observe:

Take it in. Form an opinion. Ready? Okay.

Now, back to Bilas’s tweet. “The 1970′s Astros wouldn’t be caught dead in those uniforms.” Rather than make some sort of judgment of what the 1970′s Astros would or wouldn’t be caught dead in, let’s just take a look at what they were definitely caught alive in, via Dressed to the Nines:

So, what do you think? Which were worse? Or, if you’re crazy, which was better (better as in “more good,” not “less bad”). Personally, I think I can appreciate both. Even though I probably won’t be caught dead in either.




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17 Responses to “Tweet! Jay Bilas, The 70′s Astros, and Maryland”

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  1. Ryan says:

    The Astros jerseys are better, but only if you have orange skin.

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  2. Joey B says:

    Don’t care what anyone says, those Maryland jerseys are awesome.

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  3. Yirmiyahu says:

    Astros jerseys were more worser.

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  4. Yirmiyahu says:

    Just realized those are supposed to look like Maryland’s state flag [no idea why I know what Maryland's state flag looks like]. I fully approve.

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  5. Matt Defalco says:

    70′s Astros jerseys are in the top 10 best uniforms of the year every year

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  6. reillocity says:

    This just speaks to the real problem with college football. Forget all about the absence of a playoff system (at the upper echelon at least), universities jumping ship from the Big 12 like it is Titanic, players receiving financial and sexual gratification on booster’s dimes, and so on. Instead it’s the Nikes’, UnderArmours’, Adidases’, etc.’s of the world engagement in the seemingly never ending “Who can design the most ridiculous looking uniform?” contest. Just look at the ridiculous attire that Oregon, Boise St, Georgia, etc., donned over the past weekend. My eyes hurt for crying out loud.

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    • FlamingHomer says:

      As a Georgia alumnus, I was embarrassed that my team took the field wearing those clown suits Saturday night. Their play was less embarrassing than their unis, and they played like crap (though the talent on Boise sure helped Georgia play like that).
      Unfortunately, Nike is getting carte blanche to dress college squads like UFL teams. Since the teenagers love it, it is a great recruiting tool. Those of us who value tradition more than gimmicks don’t handle that change quite so well.

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  7. chiefglockandhummer says:

    that astros jersey rules and everyone know it.

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  8. chiefglockandhummer says:

    *knows

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  9. MikeS says:

    I think the Maryland uniforms are an exercise in dazzle camouflage.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazzle_camouflage

    And boy those Astro’s uni’s were ugly.

    But the all time worst?

    http://mopupduty.com/index.php/worst-uniforms-chicago-white-sox-shorts-1976/

    Nothing else is even in the team picture.

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  10. gu03alum says:

    I have stared at both Astros pictures now for a while and I can not figure out the difference between the Road and Home uni’s. Please help me out with that it’s killing me.

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