With the World Cup in full swing, we at BHGP thought: what would our Hawkeyes look like at the Copa das Copas?* Thanks to a little Photoshop magic and a very cooperative Jake Rudock, who served as our model, we give you a variety of potential looks if the improbable happened and the University of Iowa declared itself a sovereign nation, fielded a national soccer team, and qualified for the World Cup.
* Tip of the hat to Texas A&M blog Good Bull Hunting for the inspiration.
LOOK #1: THE STANDARD
This design attempts to faithfully mimic the traditional home black uniforms of the Iowa football team. White socks, gold pants with black piping, and a black top with gold trim. We chose to omit the banana bars from our design.
LOOK #2: DUTCH NATTY
Perhaps the most iconic uniform in all of international soccer, the uniform of Cruyff and van Nistelrooy is simple but effective, with a simple badge (and its distinctive orange color) serving to identify the team. We, of course, took some liberties with the badge.
Also available in all-black!
LOOK #3: THE NEWCASTLE UNITED
This could also be known as the "Argentina" or the "Barcelona", but whatever you call it, the vertical stripes have a definite slimming effect.
LOOK #4: THE 1990 WEST GERMAN
The classic look of a great team, this geometric look epitomizes the German style: precise, organized and rational.
LOOK #5: THE BHGP
Jake had to take off, so we got one of our own to model this sharp number. Pat Vint has never looked better.