Trying to explain a combination bird and tornado got tiresome and annoying. Plus, there were so many different versions of it. Hell, there were two different PRIMARY logos in that set, and which one you used was dictated by the location of the consumer. How insane is THAT?
Michigan State and Syracuse both use a block capital S. How often do you think they have to explain what school they're representing?
Same for the schools that use a capital M in some fashion -- Missouri, Michigan, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
ISU is an easy target in most Bottom 10 lists for football, regardless of what the category is. We historically have been "Mr. Irrelevant" along with a couple of other BCS programs.
That list of worst FBS unis is basically a list of 10 FB programs who have had a lack of sustained success over the past 10-20 years. That obviously factored in the list. And the USC copycat claims are completely bogus when the numbskulls who claim that don't have a clue about our road unis with the cardinal pants. Now I do agree that red-on-red tomato can unis from the Danny Mac era were terrible, combine that with a helmet logo that could not be deciphered from a distance, those unis did deserve to be on any Top 10 worst list.
ISU's new FB unis are great, just ask the guys who run the Uni Watch blog. ISU's unis were consistently in Uni Watch's weekly top 5 uniform match-ups of the week. The ISU-Nebraska game was rated the 5th best for the entire season:
That article is trash. Our unis right now are awesome, and I hope we stick with them for years.
UniWatch has been cool with our new uniforms....I'll stick with their fashion sense.
They at least know what they are talking about.
Where's the photoshopped design with the shiny gold helmets and the white jerseys with the red trim? That was an awesome design.
the yellow in the theowbacks look green. That makes them look old and dated.
we aren't the 49ers. get over it!
I voted for the throwback design. I think it was a gold helmet.
My preferred uniform was not the winner. With the Nike association, the winner may have been picked pre-selected.
Somewhere during that time, a website was found and posted on Gocyclones.com that showed all of the ISU football uniforms back to the 40s, 50s and 60s. Cardinal colors varied. The gold color varied greatly, from Yellow to Old Gold.
With each new coach came new colors, logos and uniforms. We aren't like Penn State, NE and others.
Here's the link to the GoCyclones.com vote.
Vote For Your Favorite Design - Iowa State University Athletics Official Web Site - www.CYCLONES.com - The home of Iowa State Cyclone Sports
The white helmets didn't make the cut.