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What Do You Think of UOregon’s Unies?

For some reason, this photo captures how I view the Oregon football team uniform. It’s one of Digital Fog’s spoofs. And he’s posted a bunch of them today here.

Issue: “I have an idea for a contest,” wrote William Hiatt. “Let’s get readers to vote for the college football team that has the ugliest uniforms. I vote for the University of Oregon Ducks” — from The Slice today.

Editor Steve Smith, an Oregon alum: The uniforms were designed by Nike - which does extensive market research - specifically to appeal to 18- to 24-year-old males as a recruiting tool. Adults hate ‘em, but the kids love ‘em. There’s always more than meets the eye.

DFO: Hey, that’s not my demographic; those Duck uniforms are butt-ugly. (Read the opinion of Sports Illustrated here.)

Question: Can anyone think of a sports team, from PeeWee League to the major, that has uglier unies than the University of Oregon football team?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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