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New Oklahoma uniforms: less classic simplicity, more … wood

Oklahoma wide receiver Jalen Saunders (8) runs in for a touchdown against Iowa State in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (Alonzo Adams/Associated Press)

Okay, World Cup’s over (at least for the Americans), time to start thinking about college football season, right?

The Oklahoma program did its part to help that process along by unveiling some new uniforms today. According to a fancy Web site designed to herald the uniforms’ arrival, they won’t supplant but will “occasionally supplement” the Sooners’ traditional outfits. The decision to break out the new duds presumably will be based on when the school feels it needs an exciting injection of wood grain.

Bring the Wood, indeed! The alternate uniforms incorporate a wood grain pattern into the helmets, shoulders and collars, as well as in other fun little spots. According to the fancy Web site, this is meant to pay homage to the Sooner Schooners many of the original settlers used to make their way to Oklahoma. Those workhorse wagons of the old West? Made of wood.

No word yet on whether, if the uniforms are a success, the Sooners will try to incorporate actual wood. This only bears mentioning because wooden apparel has become kind of a thing of late. For now, Oklahoma is probably just hoping the new look’s bite measures up to its bark.

(H/T Lost Lettermen)

Des writes for the Early Lead and the D.C. Sports Bog, scouring the Web to bring readers items of interest, both serious and amusing. He also covers fantasy football, as well as fitness topics for the MisFits.



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