The rivalry between the Duke Blue Devils and the UNC Tar Heels has created some of the more exciting games in college basketball history.
This Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of the UNC-Duke rivalry, and the team will commemorate the occasion by wearing special Nike jerseys. That's all well and good, but the uniforms both squads will wear are, well, hideous.
These ain't it, chief.
While the jerseys look uninspiring with the blown up logos, they do hold some significance. These uniforms are similar to what the teams wore back in 1920. In fact, there's a tag on the bottom hem of the jersey with 1920-2020 in Roman numerals.
That's fine and all, but they look like practice jerseys. Who would seriously drop coin for these?
Unfortunately, the jerseys are the physical embodiment of how uninteresting the game will be. The Blue Devils enter Saturday night as heavy favorites over the lowly Tar Heels to earn their 20th win on the season.
Sometimes, Nike comes up with gems for uniforms. In other instances, they craft a big miss. These Duke-UNC jerseys fall in the latter category.