Notre Dame released their uniforms for the 2018 Shamrock Series in Yankee Stadium on Thursday and the unis pay homage to the house they will be playing in. Notre Dame and Under Armour went full Yankee on the design for this years alternate uniforms featuring pinstripe pants, a Yankee navy matte helmet, and pinstripes on the arms of the jerseys.
You can see the full uniform for the game pretty well in this tweet.
— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 16, 2018
Now, not all Notre Dame fans are going to be a fan of these. In fact, the immediate reaction on Twitter was not positive at all. To be honest, when I first saw the jerseys alone I wasn’t a fan, but the entire uniform together, I started to warm up to them a lot more.
Mind you, I am NOT a Yankees fan. In fact, I pretty much despite the Yankees as a Philadelphia sports fan. So me liking the overall look has nothing to do with any sort of Yankees allegiance. When looking at it all together, it just looks pretty unique. Under Armour also went to great lengths to connect the two brands with the helmet, the numerals on the jerseys, and the pinstripes themselves.
My biggest concern with the jerseys is that they will be used on a game that should have been Senior Day until the game was moved to Yankee Stadium to accommodate the Shamrock Series. I am on record in general about how poor mismanaged the November schedule has been by Jack Swarbrick and the Notre Dame athletic department.
Many purists won’t like any deviation at all from the standard uniform, but the fact that it’ll be used on what should be Senior Day will only ruffle feathers even more.
Some of the other merchandise that Notre Dame and Under Armour released for the Shamrock Series is pretty spectacular though. The t-shirt on the right (which you can get at Fanatics and help UHND in the process) is a pretty great design for instance. They have a few really cool t-shirts and hoodies in similar designs as well.
In terms of Shamrock Series uniforms in general, they aren’t as egregious as some in being over the top. They are still much better than the 2012 edition in my opinion and once we see them in action, I think more people will be fans of them.
Let us know in the comments your thoughts and where you think these rank in terms of past Shamrock Series uniforms for the Irish.