This is part 2 of my Pac-12 uniform power rankings. You can find part 1 HERE. Have a problem with your teams placement? Make your argument!
6. Oregon Ducks – Thunder Green, Lightning Yellow, White, and Black (Pink)
Ah, the guilty party, or more accurately, Knight’s play toy. Donald was terrible, the rip off of Oakley’s logo is pretty solid, whatever the feathers on the helmet thing is, well, that’s terrible.
Somewhere during the last decade and a half Oregon went off the rails. Nothing against the effort of the pink helmets, but did they have to resemble a digestive medication?
No tradition, no ability to pull these monstrosities off, but Lord are they original. Willingness to do anything seems to work with this rating system, but lack of any roots or history hurts as much as originality helps.
The lemon juice in the eye of traditionalists is: This uniform thing helps Oregon recruit. No argument. It may be a peripheral issue, but it can help sway an 18 year old.
Nike’s putting money into the athletic department, but as the Pac-12 knows all too well, you can’t buy taste.