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Ugly Football Uniforms Bashed on Twitter

September 7, 2011 | By | No Comments

On Monday, the University of Maryland faced off against the University of Miami in an ACC match. But fans weren’t tweeting about defensive lines or questionable calls. Instead they were abusing Maryland’s new uniforms. Here are a few of my favorites:

@jimrome: “Whatever the NCAA does to Miami, it should double for Maryland. Those helmets truly demonstrate a lack of institutional control.”

@andylevy: “They had a design competition for kindergartners and it ended in a tie so they split the uniform in half. #Maryland #onlypossibleexplanation

@LisaHorne “So if iphone users scan #Maryland‘s helmets, can they now check into Byrd Stadium with 54,000 others on foursquare?

Check out more Maryland uniform tweets, posted by Chris Greenberg on The Huffington Post.

I’m a Penn State girl myself. Our most recent uniform change, which debuted this year, made PSU uniforms less showy (who knew that was possible!?) by removing the colored trim around the collar. So, as you might imagine, the Maryland uniforms caused my eyes to go blurry for a few seconds.

What do you think of Maryland’s new look? And how would you characterize Twitter attention that includes hashtags like #Ewwwwww and #Ugly—is that kind of publicity good, bad, or somewhere in between?

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