So Utah State stole navy from a school located 1,000's of miles away in the
1920's. Brilliant reporting inspector.
I Love the Royal Blue! The Uniforms they wore in the bowl game vs Oregon State a
few years back looked awesome.
Shout out to GoUtes, Naval Vet and Ernest T-Bone. I know you guys are watching
all things BYU.
Go Utes, give my best to Cris B. If it says BYU in the title of the article, I
know you guys are reading it.
@ WA-AggieNo one "stole" any color from anyone. A school
doesn't "own" the colors. Simple fact.
Comparing BYU changing to Utah St colors and Utah St to penn st makes no sense
whatsoever. Many teams have the same colors, but we are talking proximity and
rivalries. They should have just added a black accent color and the business
aspect would have taken care of itself.
If you're going to be an investigative reporter (or at least pretend to be
on) shouldn't you at least put facts in your article? What is this bleacher
report? How much have sales increased? How much of that increase (or decrease)
is attributable to the change in color or the change in the Y? How do you know
that USU stole the color from Penn State back in the 1920s? This is
basically a work of fiction until you actually provide some foundation of facts.
Until then keep this dribble on bleacher report where there is no journalistic
integrity. Unless that's the direction the Des News is going.
Love the Navy blue, glad BYU returned to its original color. Love the BYU blue
for special games.
@too smart for you:"stole" is a relative term, you are
correct, no one owns a color.COPIED is more like it.BYU fans
would freak out if Utah changed their colors to blue.Why should USU
be any different because BYU copied them?It is poor taste to copy an
another in state schools colors... just plain weak!As for the
increase in sales, did it occur to anyone that sales will increase with ANY
color change, not just because the change is to navy (Aggie) blue?
@Ifel of a-sofaI'm currently enrolled at BYU and a lifetime Y
fan, but I agree with you 99% The only difference I have with your statement is
that it wouldn't be like Utah changing to blue -- at least from my
perspective, BYU/USU has never been the rivalry BYU/Utah has and so I think that
would be a bigger deal. That being said, USU has every right to think of BYU or
Utah as its biggest rivals and should be mad at BYU for copying them.And absolutely any color or logo change will result in more sales. I'm
pretty sure BYU sold plenty with the white and black shirts they sold for
special games this year.
I'm deciding that any article written by Teeples needs to be avoided. But,
reading on his business website, at least he's consistent in his business
and sports related content, all over-hyped.
@ IfelThere is no eveidence that BYU copied USU. A better analysis
is that the color change happened to coincide with USU. Why do you think there
was something sinister to it? And why do you think that because USU is in
relative close proximity that that should somehow prevent BYU from picking a
different shade of blue? It was a marketing decision. USU should feel
complimented, not compromised.Your postulation that BYU would be
upset if Utah changed to blue is laughable. They would never do that (their old
mascot was the Redskins, prior to political correctness, not the Blueskins) as
their fan base wouldn't tolerate it. And I'm just fine with Utah
changing from "red" to "crimson" as it's a different shade
of the same basic color. Should SUU go bananas over that?USU fans
just need to grow up and move on. Now that they have a decent football team
filling their stadium for home games would be a nice thing for their
"fans" to do, too.
Gotta say, Utah can change their color to Navy blue, I don't care. Would
be foolish though. A stadium with a lot of Navy looks dark, but it's
better than the skittle look. But Utah's stadium is no-doubt-about-it
crimson. I'm not envious, but I can admit that is cool.
@ toosmartforyou"There is no eveidence that BYU copied
USU."Well beside the fact that BYU and USU used to have
different colors, and then BYU changed its color to one that looks incredibly
similar to USU, no there is absolutely no evidence.In the games
I've seen in LES over the past few seasons, BYU fans are definitely getting
better at wearing the school colors. However, there is still a
'skittle' effect going on in the stands. A fairly big piece of their
fan base still needs to buy in and participate.
At the time BYU went to the dark blue Utah State wasn't doing anything with
it anyway. So, why all the angst from those in the pasture?Remember,
BYU's color is not navy blue, just close to it. At the time the change was
made BYU reported the color was "the darkest shade of royal blue".
Whatever. For uniforms I prefer the blue Kansas or Boise State wears. Those
stand out on TV and the field, except in Boise. They seem to be a little
different shade than the royal blue BYU used.
BYU copied the navy blue from Utah State. We weren't doing anything with
it? Good laws, it's no wonder the entire MWC dislikes BYU.
Blue is a neat color.
we need a series on Utah's "Blackout" and twitter responses on
their "camo uniforms".
Yes banker, the herd wasn't doing anything with that color. Specifically,
not winning. And try to pay attention one more time. BYU did not copy any color
from USU! USU's color is navy blue. The blue BYU uses is not navy blue.
Glad you're not my banker with that display of mental acuity.
So with all of the lame comments that completely miss the point and whether it
was USU first or Penn St or whatever, this was a good marketing/money making
venture for BYU. Why do you think the University of Oregon changes their
uniforms almost every game? Why do you think teams are having
"blackout" or "camo" games? So fans, like sheeple, will buy new
gear. Collegiate football, like the NFL, is a multi-billion dollar business.
Utah State didn't "steal" Penn State's colors. Penn
State's colors "evolved" to the Navy & White we now know.
PSU's "original" color scheme was Black & Pink, but after
continuous washings, the Black faded to a drab gray, and the Pink to a whitish
hue. Three years later, PSU adopted the current school colors. So for USU to
have "stolen" PSU's colors, they would have had to start with the
Black & Pink combo, then move to the Blue & White.The
cougars DID copy USU's colors. That is not a "dark royal".
It's Navy. Just like USU.
This whole debate is stupid and juvenile.
BYU's blue color is neater than everyone else's.
Wrong again Navyboy.BYU created new colors altogether.In fact,
they are patented colors, BYU-blue and BYU-tan.They are newly minted
Pantone colors, which have been registered with the U.S. Patent office, unique
and distinct from any other.Again, you're not having a good
The first team to wear Navy Blue....Was Navy!
I like the Navy Blue. In my mind it helps me separate BYU today from back when
they were good at football.