Unless I am being punked this is absurd. Unless I went spontaneously colorblind, this is utterly insane. Nike spends more money on their products and ads and R&D than almost anyone out there. I know sometimes spicing up a team’s clothing designs sparks sales. Sometimes, we like a Dodger hat in brown with a key lime LA on it. We like to get extra funky sometimes.
But honestly Nike, what the hell is this shit?
USC gear in UCLA colors. Unless you come from a “mixed marriage” of a Bruin and Trojan, who the hell is wearing these things? This is honestly like wearing a t-shirt with a picture of another guy having sex with your girlfriend on it. It’s brutal. It’s a bastardization of all that is right with the university.
Is there no intern at Nike that spoke up and said “yo, these are UCLA colors, dude”? No one?
I honestly think I’m being deceived here. There’s no way this can be real. Is this the best hoax ever or the worst planning ever? You tell me.
I am sure Bruins will buy this though. They can finally wear the logo of a winning team to their football games without being pointed at in a crowd.
All right, all right. I’m having a little fun at UCLA’s expense. That said, I am sure they don’t like this anymore than the Trojans do. Brutus Buckeye dressed in Maize and Blue? The Sooner Schooner draped in Burnt Orange? The Yale Bulldog in a crimson sweater? What on earth was Nike thinking?
Oh. They weren’t.