On Tuesday morning, Arizona State and Adidas officials announced a new, eight-year partnership beginning in July 2015. Starting next academic year, Adidas will outfit all ASU sports, including the marching band and spirt squad.
This also ends Arizona State's partnership with Nike, who had been supplying uniforms and apparel to the school since 2004. Plenty of Sun Devil fans voiced their opinion on social media in the hours after the announcement. Some supported the change and some feared what the athletic teams will look like next year.
Here is the best fan reactions from the announcement.
For comparison's sake
Adidas schools: Arizona St, Cincinnati, Indiana, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan, Miss St, Nebraska, NC State, A&M, UCLA, Wisconsin.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 16, 2014
Snoop Dog approves
Adidas hockey sweaters!
Speaking of hockey
Sometimes more is not always better?
@HouseOfSparky So some changes are coming. More uniforms? Meh.— M.Ramirez (@cybr_gk) December 16, 2014
One step at a time
@HouseOfSparky how about individual urinals? It's 2014 not 1775.— Harv (@NotHarvey) December 16, 2014
ASU owns both the fork and Sparky
@HouseOfSparky what about the fork??— Taylor Zanazzi (@Taylor_zanazzi) December 16, 2014
Short and to the point
@HouseOfSparky absolutely hate it— Daniel Chelgren (@DanChelgren) December 16, 2014
More $ is always a good thing
@HouseOfSparky More $ = good. That's all I have to say about that since the image to promote the new deal is uglier than Maryland's unis— NYCSunDevil (@NYCSunDevil) December 16, 2014
The Jedi speaks
@HouseOfSparky Excited to see what may come. Extra casheesh always helps, too.— Jedi ASYule (@JediASU) December 16, 2014
Numbers are a bit off but we think Adidas will make the uniforms just fine
@HouseOfSparky as long as adidas doesn't give us atrocious looking uniforms I'll take 33.8 mil a year— Jesus C (@Cheesus85) December 16, 2014
Maybe give them a chance?
@HouseOfSparky At least Ray admitted it was about the $. Aesthetically this is a brutal move, especially the TechFit uniforms in football.— ET (@RiverOtis55) December 16, 2014
Also good news
@HouseOfSparky also we get to be a featured adidas school instead of a 2nd/3rd tier Nike school— Jesus C (@Cheesus85) December 16, 2014
They tried pretty hard today
@HouseOfSparky as a STH I would like to see the athletic dept or ticket office convince us that this is a good move.— Ryan Sheridan (@rsheridan9) December 16, 2014
Former ASU student weighs in
@RyanBafo ewwwww. Adidas isn't bad for Unis but apparel is awful.— Lucas Rohde (@Lucas_Rohde58) December 16, 2014
I hear UCLA and Texas A&M do struggle for recruits
@HouseOfSparky worst decision since the new Sparky Mascot, recruits don't like Adidas, Adidas makes garbage unis, money is power, 8 years?— Harv (@NotHarvey) December 16, 2014
@HouseOfSparky Change can be good. Investment capital is definitely good. Sounds like Olympic sports will get huge boost too.— Dan Trujillo (@pixelmandan) December 16, 2014
Personally, I think this is pretty spot on
@HouseOfSparky I'm excited after hearing the details. This reaction happened when the rebrand happened in 2011. Look how it's helped since— Thomas Shults (@ASUTOMDEVIL) December 16, 2014
Starting to hear poor things about apperal
This guy just isn't too happy
@HouseOfSparky to hell with Olympic sports. Do they make any $ for the school? It's all about FB. BB is a distant 2nd. Olympic sports? Pssh— Harv (@NotHarvey) December 16, 2014
@HouseOfSparky Excited to see some new uniforms.— Anne A. Conda (@No_Homers_Club) December 16, 2014
People didn't like the Nike redesign for ASU. People just need to stop complaining about the Adidas switch until something is shown— Joey (@YaBoyJoPo) December 16, 2014
I believe you will be a happy man
@HouseOfSparky As long as Sparky, the Fork, and maroon and gold remain then I don't care.— M.Ramirez (@cybr_gk) December 16, 2014
Adidas vs. Adidas in Houston opening weekend 2015
@HouseOfSparky Stoked. Save money, and maybe some new uni features like TAMU.— José Medina (@josemedinajr) December 16, 2014
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