The Mayor of Dewitt
- Aug 15, 2011
Well, it's a start.
Since a new era has begun, can we please do these guys a favor and get them newly designed kits? Ya know, start fresh with a clean slate. The current ones just aren't doing it for me anymore. I'll be honest and say I kind of liked them at first--but they have grown old quick, and are reminiscent of a period of Syracuse Lacrosse I would rather like to forget. Idk, what do you guys think? We still feeling these?
I agree with all those in favor of the all-orange. I'd argue that it is the most distinctive uniform look in all of D1 lacrosse. I'd even go so far as to take the white stripe off the helmet (and go back to Cascades while we're at it.). Looking good doesn't make you good, but it doesn't hurt.Since a new era has begun, can we please do these guys a favor and get them newly designed kits? Ya know, start fresh with a clean slate. The current ones just aren't doing it for me anymore. I'll be honest and say I kind of liked them at first--but they have grown old quick, and are reminiscent of a period of Syracuse Lacrosse I would rather like to forget. Idk, what do you guys think? We still feeling these?
I'm not sure about the retro look. It seems like we get spanked every time we wear them.All orange is such a great look. Bring back the Cascades. And with Gary’s return I’d love to see a return of the more classic look taking inspiration from the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. Loved when they‘ve brought out the special edition retro looks in the last several years.
Last year Chris Jast tweeted that SU was due to get new uniforms during the 2020 season (they usually reveal new uniforms in the middle of the season for some reason), but the pandemic halted that. I'm not sure why they didn't do it last year, but things might have been too uneasy still. Hopefully this year.
It's not that I dislike the current setup, I liked them when they came out, but it feels time for something new. The white jerseys, due to the Orange outlining and general "sheerness" of them, always look dirty to me. It could be worse though, I still can't beleive they put the "Syracuse" under the jersey numbers back in 2009. Does anyone remember the Brine helmets in 2005? Yikes all around.
I like the all Orange look, but wish they would save it for big games - it was awesome when they pulled them out for the Final Four in 2004. But they don't cause the same amount of excitement when they are worn each away game. I also wish the away jersey said "Syracuse" and not, "Orange".
Personally I think they should use the same lettering as those 2004 jerseys, just update the fit to fall in line with the modern game. In 2004, AD Darryl Gross wanted all the Syracuse teams to have the same colors and same logo, which I understand on some level, but the lighter blue the lacrosse team wore is still iconic and so is the logo. And the weird pointy SU logo they came up with didn't last very long since it was ugly. I say return to the throwbacks with slight upgrades. If they want to use the darker blue, that is fine too I guess, but I think the lettering should be what they wore in 2004.
I also think the combinations should be the same as those years too -
home: White Helmet, White Jersey, Blue Shorts;
away: White Helmet, Orange Jersey, Blue Shorts.
Anyways, I know I am particular to this era since it's when I started following the team, but I still think this is the look that says "Syracuse Lacrosse".
Probably more words on uniforms than anyone ever asked for, but I can't help it sometimes.
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