Such simple things that cause so much excitement and angst.
Some college football fans love their team sporting new looks, while some resent change.
Are there more important things to worry about? Yes! Are jersey combinations a fun thing to argue about? Also yes!
The Colorado State football team is wearing its Colorado flag-themed “state pride” jerseys on Saturday against UNLV, so for no reason other than a little fun I decided to look at the best and worst of CSU football’s current jersey combos.
Not so golden
The traditionalists love the idea of green and gold and I don’t mind it in principle, but the current gold is just … not great.
When CSU wears the gold pants, it looks like the Rams are playing in khakis. Not a good look. Until a better gold is available, shelve the gold pants for good. Please and thanks.
Not going to happen
Oh, the all gray. CSU busted these out as a surprise in 2016 against Wyoming and then got whipped by the Cowboys.
Players love them, but no chance of the all-grays returning anytime soon (if ever). The pants have been worn a couple times with non-gray tops.
The look is just meh. It’s OK, but doesn’t really jibe with anything else CSU wears. I’ll pass on the gray.
Oh, so special
I don’t want to hear any whining about the “state pride” jerseys not using the Ram horn, not being traditional school colors, blah blah blah. If you don’t think they’re a great look, you’re a curmudgeon. And that’s coming from me, who is frequently called a curmudgeon!
The Colorado flag-themed jerseys are absolutely brilliant. They’re gorgeous and it was a huge marketing win for CSU and Under Armour to think of before anyone else in the state (ahem, Buffaloes) did.
One of the best uniforms in college football. Can’t wait to see them again Saturday.
CSU’s other special, albeit annual, uniform is for Ag Day. The Ag Day tradition is a big hit and CSU’s ode to the Colorado A&M days is a beauty. The orange bone helmets stand out and the jerseys pop.
Gold pants cast aside, sometimes the simple look is a great one. The classic green helmet with gold horns is a special look in college football.
My favorite of these? The traditional helmet, white jersey and green pants. Classic, classy and clean.
New twist on an old look
The Rams now have two bone-horn helmets with the Ag Day (green helmet with orange horns) and the white (with green horns).
The white helmet has become a favorite among players and many fans, along with this reporter.
It keeps the history and tradition of the Ram horns, but with a distinctive new twist. Also, white helmets aren’t very common in football.
The all-one-color (all white or all green) jersey combos are nice, but I like a little contrast with the unis. Give me white helmet, green jerseys and white pants all day long.
In my humble opinion, the white should be CSU’s standard helmet with the classic worn a couple times a season.