Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ranking the ACC

We're over halfway finished with my conference uniform rankings, with three already finished, and at least two more to go. If you missed any, you can view the SEC, Big 12, and Pac-12 by clicking on the hyperlinks or just going to the home page of this site. Today we take a look at the eastern most conference, in the ACC. I've always found the ACC to be an interesting conference, especially in terms of uniforms. You have teams that have a classic look, yet still have alternates, and then other teams that go all out with their uniforms, and even some that don't ever change! I truly believe this will be the most difficult conference to rank because of that very fact. Now, for the criteria. Just as it's been with the previous three conferences, these rankings are based on everything there has to do with the teams' uniforms - traditional design, alternates, rebrands, manufacturer's templates, etc. And, as always, these are MY rankings. These are not THE rankings by any means. Everyone has different opinions regarding these teams and their uniforms, especially if they're a fan of that team. So please, understand this. I don't hate your team because they have a bad look. Also, I don't love your team because they have a good look. That's just how it goes. Someone has to be at the bottom of these things. With that behind us, let's get going!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ranking the Pac-12

Two conferences (and the entire NCAA, kinda) down, at least three more to go. If you haven't checked out the previous two, you can see the SEC and Big 12 here. Today, I'll be ranking the uni-crazy Pac-12 Conference! Now, again, these are all my personal rankings. These don't reflect any scientific research, polls taken from uniform fans, UniWatch, or anything. These are mine. You will disagree with me. And I would prefer that than you agreeing with everything I say. The only thing I hope I do well are my explanations. If they make sense, and you can see where I come from on my thoughts of each team, then I'm doing something right there. Again, these rankings consist of everything about these teams' uniforms; manufacturer templates, alternates, normal uniforms, etc. Let's get going!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ranking the Big 12

Two posts in one week? Well yes! It's a busy week here at AUD HQ to be honest. So I'm writing this pretty late Wednesday trying to get it out Thursday. Just as last time, I'm going to rank the entire Big 12 Conference by uniforms, in which I pretty much take everything into account - current uniforms, manufacturer templates, alternates, etc. If you haven't checked out the first installment of this series you can do so here. I'm interested to see what you guys think about this listing. Please leave a comment at the end of this piece with your own rankings!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ranking the SEC

The off-season is slow. Slower for some people than others. Real slow for the uniform guy. Slower than you could imagine for the Auburn uniform guy. So, for the past few weeks I've been trying to think of new ideas for posts that would make the time go by faster, and none of those seem to come into fruition real well. That's where this series comes in. Over the next 40 days or so until college football starts, I'm going to do my own ranking of uniforms, conference-by-conference. And since this is an Auburn site, we start with the SEC today. I'll go through my ranking and reasoning, and then would like to see what you guys think by ranking these uniforms in comments below.

Monday, July 14, 2014

DIY: My Custom Helmets Project

The tough part about having a site dedicated to solely Auburn uniforms, things that don't change a whole lot, is that the off-season is extremely slow. As you've probably seen, I've only had three posts since the end of the Auburn Athletics season (and one I wish I there wasn't a reason to write about). There's still a few items left on the summer-time table that could result in a post, but it is all in wait-and-see mode at this time. So this week is a special post about my recent project.