Sad as it is, these Oregon uniforms, which the Ducks will debut in Saturday’s game against Washington State, are not video game-inspired. They are meant to pay homage to actual pioneers, not all of us who lost our lives because of dysentery back in the 1990s.
According to Nike, there are 10 things you need to know about these new Oregon unis, here are a few.
1. The Oregon Pioneers football uniform features a sublimated, tonal pattern of the Oregon Trail traversed by explorers. Highlighting northeastern and southern Oregon, as well as Eugene and Mt. Hood, the topographic collage covers the entire jersey.
2. Each uniform is unique and showcases a different area of the map, ensuring each player’s uniform features a different pattern, maximizing the fabric and producing less cutting-floor waste.
3. The uniform’s gray base is inspired by the achromatic look of a vintage map, accented with black numbering and the Ducks’ trademark tonal shoulder wings.
Should you need more information on these (you shouldn’t), head over to Nike.com, or just makes stuff up using your imagination.