Northwestern will be wearing these very special uniforms against Michigan on Nov. 16. Having been beaten down by the ubiquity of one-off unis, it's hard to get upset about the asymmetrical patriotic mishmash. It's even tough to muster up outrage over the fact that just 10 percent of proceeds from jerseys sold will actually go to the Wounded Warrior Project. (Along with 100 percent of the proceeds from an auction of game-worn jerseys.) But isn't "flag covered in blood" a little on-the-nose for something honoring a group that operates programs for injured veterans?
The uniforms are ass-ugly, but that's almost a given when Under Armour's creativity is allowed to run wild. Instead of player names, the nameplates on the jerseys will be one of seven "core values": courage, duty, integrity, honor, country, service, and commitment.
Notable, considering Northwestern's school colors and the fact that the Wounded Warrior Project presumably contains a lot of Purple Heart recipients: There's not a stich of purple in this thing.
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