Thursday, April 16, 2015

Brown Bears (2004-08)

A while back, I mentioned that Brown overhauled its uniform entirely from 2001-03, only to revert to its 1997-2000 look in '04. This is what the Bears wore when they went back to the (recent) past, with a few modifications (wordmark, pants stripes, skinny numbers, etc.).

I wonder why they reverted to the old look (those double-outline numbers were looking dated even by the mid-aughties), but you can't argue with the results on the field -- Brown won Ivy League titles in 2005 and '08, and gavels memorable players such as running back Nick Hartigan, a finalist for the Walter Payton Award finalist (top player in FCS) and linebacker Zak DeOssie, who snagged a couple Super Bowl rings as the New York Giants' long-snapper. 

The 2008 Brown uniform ...
... and the 2000 version. More than a passing resemblance.
Top photo is from the Columbia Daily Spectator.
In 2008, Brown ditched the red socks and changed the logo on the pants. In '09, the Bears put the "Ivy-B" logo on the helmets, one of the classiest helmet logos out there, and have used it ever since.

This is the "interim" style from 2001-03 I keep mentioning.
They'll get on the blog eventually.
How about some more Brown unis? 2014, 2012-131997-2000, 1984-891975-77, 1967-71.

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