Northwestern University players will be wearing special uniforms when they take the field against Michigan on Nov. 16 as part of a way to raise funds for the Wounded Warriors Project - nonprofit that services wounded veterans.
The uniforms, made by Under Armour, are supposed raise awareness and a little bit of cash for the project, but to some they appear to be distastefully blood-spattered. To others, the are about the most American uniform in the history America.
Under Armour has circulated a promo clip:
Bleacher Report calls the arrangement "classy," while USA Today says "Northwestern just put Uncle Sam, apple pie, Chevrolet, Yellowstone, Teddy Roosevelt’s horse and the flag into a blender and made these uniforms."
While Fox Sports notes the stars and stripes and "splattered blood" enthusiastically, Deadspin has been particularly critical - aside from deeming them (blank) ugly - saying "isn't 'flag covered in blood' a little on-the-nose for something honoring a group that operates programs for injured veterans?"
Who's right in this?
We'll offer this: The shoe-wear is, uh ... nifty?
So, to the clip o' the day. Here's the take from Daily Motion: