Arizona State alternate jerseys for the new season unveiled to mixed reviews
A new alternates uniform for Arizona State has been revealed via social media and it has fans torn.
The new look features an all-tan base with a yellow script “Sun Devils” across the chest, yellow numbers with maroon trim, and yellow accents for the adidas and Pac-12 logos. The helmet pictured, according to the ASU Uniformity account—the account that initially shared the new alternate—won’t be used with the base in-season. But, from the neck down, this is the new ASU look.
That’s right folks… No big surprises this year! Drink it up! But don’t get married to that helmet with it. None of the helmets on last night’s mannequins really mean anything for the upcoming combos. They were just built with decals and randomly put on mannequins. pic.twitter.com/j0bkVRRfB0
— #Uniformity (@ASU_Uniformity) August 7, 2022
If your initial reaction was to squint your eyes, grimace, and say “what are those,” you are not alone.
Here’s some of the reaction from social media:
People are making fun of this but I think it’s beautiful that Arizona State is honoring its most illustrious alumni group, the guy in khakis who runs the airport Hertz. https://t.co/MFOmterr0W
— the smoking musket (@smokingmusket) August 8, 2022
Any chances of the Big 12 letting ASU in are officially gone. https://t.co/fSCMebpIeB
— AZ Band Cat Sports (@AZBandCatSports) August 10, 2022
To be clear: we all agree these are trash, correct? https://t.co/5AfEsCZuAe
— Michael Luke (@ironmikeluke) August 9, 2022
— Harrison (@ItsHarrison74) August 8, 2022
Adidas should be arrested
— Old Max Hall (@oldmaxhall) August 8, 2022
ASU fans: bring back Sparky!
College football fans: Bring back Sparky!
— Probable Preseason Top 25 Jawn Cangelosi (@JiveNarduzzi) August 8, 2022
— Dennis Kennedy (@CraftyCreative) August 7, 2022
What in the division 3 are those
— c (@camjones96) August 8, 2022
These will be really rough on spotters and play-by-play guys in what is a very elevated press box. https://t.co/EZhJxZw7U9
— Marotta (@Vincemarotta) August 9, 2022
AZ Central polled Sun Devil fans to get their take, and while the majority of respondents had a strong negative reaction, nearly a quarter of respondents said they either like them or love them.
— azcentral sports (@azcsports) August 9, 2022
Maybe a different helmet will change the overall feel. We shall see. Arizona State has yet to officially announce the new alternate, so it’s unclear when or how often they’ll be worn. ASU begins its season on Thursday, Sept. 1, against Northern Arizona.