The Kansas Jawhawks football team just rolled out their new “Crimson Chrome” uniforms this week and the best word to describe them may be “haunting.”
The new Kansas uniforms are solid red, with blue numbers and the word “Jayhawks” blazed across the front. Now, there have been some crazy new uniforms released in the last few years, but these might be the worst so far. That possibility becomes clear immediately upon seeing the helmets.
The new uni is super icy!! pic.twitter.com/nYed2lC93g
— Darious Crawley (@DariousCrawley2) August 13, 2014
It’s bad enough that they are solid red (one solid color is almost always a bad way to go), but on top of that, the helmets are the things nightmares are made of. Sideways, the Kansas players are going to look like humanoid roosters, thanks to the enormous portrait of the Jayhawk head on the helmet.
It seems borderline cruel, all things considered. Now, not only are Kansas fans likely to endure another season of football futility, they will have to do so while watching their team scramble around the field looking like a demented flock of fowl.
Here is a better look at the rest of the uniforms.
— Kansas Football (@KU_Football) August 13, 2014
Ultimately, the only thing that really matters is that the players like them. Maybe these uniforms will help Charlie Weis out on the recruiting trail. That’s usually the pitch that football programs make when they roll out uniforms that the fans hate. And, of course, if they do help with recruiting, and Kansas starts winning football games, the fans probably won’t mind the uniforms so much.