Can't help but think these crisp Nike Pro Combat beauties would look a whole lot better under the lights in a Death Valley night game, am I right? Alas, they'll have to reflect the scalding Louisiana suns (Louisiana has two suns, but not like Star Wars -- one of them is the remnant of an experiment Bobby Hebert launched in the early '80s) for the LSU Tigers' afternooner against the Auburn Tigers.
More photos, from the helmets to footwear for the whole family:
The biggest change from the standard Bayou Bengals getup: white tiger helmets complete with LSU's non-Toonces logo. These could be much worse. Be grateful for Nike's mercy.
Here's what our own Spencer Hall had to say about the gloves:
LISTEN TO THE TIGER'S EYES THEY ARE TELLING YOU TO PUT THE BALL ON THE GROUND AND WALK AWAY, YOUNG FOOTBALL PLAYER. THE TIGER'S EYES NEVER LIE. As if the officiating corps of college football didn't already find the idea of repping your school with built-in glove designs troublesome enough, Nike had to go ahead and throw in the suggestion of actual hypnosis into the picture, too. ( Not that this is anything new in wrestling.)
I don't know what "RULERS OF FALL" means here. Nobody else does, either.
Just imagine the stadium lights glinting off of those. Glinting is a word with very narrow usability. And finally, the non-player's assigned shoe: