With the opening of a brand new arena in Brooklyn, NY, the Kentucky Wildcats will face off against the Maryland Terrapins. The Terps have decided to add a little gray to their jerseys. And this isn’t just any gray, this is gray with a textured pattern that is meant to resemble wool. The reason? Maryland plans to honor the Brooklyn Dodgers in the game. Why? I have no clue.
After losing Enes Kanter and Terrence Jones to the Wildcats in 2010, the Washington Huskies seemed to be the team that had a special jealous place in their hearts for Kentucky. Ironically, the Kentucky Wildcats faced off against those Huskies in the Maui Invitational Tournament. The Wildcats won the game 74-67 and went on to the Final Four, while Washington bowed out in the Sweet 16. Now that the Huskies are quietly tucked away in the mediocre Pac-12, the Maryland Terrapins have seemed to fill that void.
After losing the recruiting battle for the Harrison twins, Maryland will now face off against Kentucky on Nov. 9th in Brooklyn. Under Armour is really trying to replicate Nike’s successes with Oregon by using Maryland as their guinea pig. These jerseys are horrendous, this gray pattern reminds me of the bottom of my grandmother’s cigarette ash tray. I have a feeling that Maryland will suffer the same fate as Washington a couple of years ago. Kentucky will go on and continue to get better, maybe making another trip to the Final Four or even a National Championship. Maryland will go back to College Park with their ash colored jerseys and fall into mediocrity.
Here are some shots of the uniforms:
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