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.