As most universities seem to be wallowing in obscene leftism and football players everywhere continue to indulge constant anti-American protests, the Arizona State football team seems to be going in the opposite direction after partnering with the Pat Tillman Foundation to honor veterans in an amazing new way.
The Arizona State Sun Devils have unveiled their new “Brotherhood” uniform to be worn during the upcoming November 4 game, according to a press release by the Adidas sportswear company.
Featuring a helmet with the names of all ASU players and coaches who served in the military, the tan uniform was designed in cooperation with the Tillman foundation.
Arizona State University and Adidas today unveiled the Sun Devils’ special edition “Brotherhood” alternate football uniforms. Designed in collaboration with Sun Devil Athletics and the Pat Tillman Foundation, the uniform pays tribute to our nation’s active U.S. military and veterans and will be worn on Saturday, November 4th when ASU takes on Colorado at Sun Devil Stadium.The game is part of Arizona State University’s campus-wide Salute to Service initiative.
In 2002, Pat Tillman, an Arizona State University alumni and safety for the Arizona Cardinals, proudly put his professional football career on hold to enlist in the U.S. Army with his brother, Kevin. During his career at ASU, Tillman helped lead the team to the 1997 Rose Bowl after an undefeated season, earned three consecutive selections to the Pac-10 All-Academic Football Team, a first team Academic All-American honor, as well as the NCAA’s Post-Graduate Scholarship for academic and athletic excellence. In April 2004, Pat lost his life while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in eastern Afghanistan.
The uniform design incorporates the Army’s tan and also features the Sun Devils’ iconic maroon and gold colors.
According to the Adidas press release, the uniform also recalls the look of the team’s 1996-1997 uniform worn during the time Pat Tillman was playing for ASU.
The design features the “Give ‘em Hell” phrase in the ASU fight song. It is a slogan that Tillman reportedly uttered to his teammates prior to beating defending National Champion Nebraska 19-0 in 1996.
The helmet is also a special feature of the new uniform.
Arizona State will honor Pat Tillman Nov. 4 vs. Colorado. Back of camouflage helmet lists all ASU player/coach who served in U.S. Military pic.twitter.com/pUorumcqtc
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) October 23, 2017
Further paying homage to Tillman and the U.S. Military, a tan camouflage helmet is highlighted with the word “Brotherhood” on the back of the helmet. Underneath are the names of any ASU player or coach, past or present, who has served or is serving in the U.S. Military. Additionally, the PT-42 badge is highlighted directly above the Arizona State moniker at the crest of the jersey collar. To complete the theme, an overspray graphic of the PT-42 logo is featured on the inside of the adizero 5-Star cleats and adizero 5-Star gloves. The adizero cleats are the lightest cleats in the game and adizero gloves feature 4-way stretch mesh for compression fit and GripTack for consistent control in all weather conditions.
Adidas concludes its announcement saying:
Created to honor Pat’s legacy of leadership and service, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships–building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. The special edition “Brotherhood” retail product line will be available at university bookstores and www.adidas.com with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Pat Tillman Foundation.
ASU deserves credit for this move which will likely cause heartburn among leftists across the country.
While so many in football today are looking at the sport as a way to attack our nation and our soldiers, ASU is going out of its way to honor them.
Kudos to you, Arizona State University.
Now if Arizona could only correct its error of sending John McCain and Jeff Flake to the U.S. Senate.