Wednesday, September 7, 2011

University of Maryland Jackin' For Helmets??

Even though my previous entry purposefully left out details from Maryland's unique and flag-themed uniforms, a recent development has me questioning just how unique the uniforms actually are. After scouring the internet for pretty much every article related to last weekend's College Football games, I came across this article on NBC Sports that actually pinpointed the source of UMD's inspiration...Baltimore's Charm City Roller Girls’ All-Stars team.

You read that correctly.

The Charm City Roller Girl's All Stars team.
The original helmets were designed by the husband of one of the team members and have been in use for the past three years.

Go figure. The only positive thing I initially had to say about Maryland's new look was towards its creativity. I guess no idea's original after all.

But whether they jacked the design or not, the new uniforms were the talk of the country and actually gave the Terrapins [and Under Armour] some great national exposure. Any great marketer can see the value in that.

No matter how absolutely turrible the jerseys are.

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