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This image provided by Adidas shows models wearing new college basketball uniforms for, from left, Cincinnati, Kansas, Notre Dame, Baylor, UCLA and Louisville.

Three rings of ... well, something

OK, so indict me right out of the chute: I'm just a geezer having an out-of-touch get-off-my-lawn moment here.

But, really, people. Have you seen this?

All that's missing are the giant color-coordinated bow tie, the color-coordinated corsage that squirts water and the color-coordinated miniature derby hat, and you've go the complete Ringling Bros. circus ensemble. Only thing missing are the tiny tricycles for the players to come out for warmups on.

Lord. Clown City, baby.

Now, sure, I get that the psychedelic uni craze is a big hit with college athletes these days. The more revolting and mind-bending the better, it seems. But UCLA and Kansas, of all programs, wearing Zubaz? Really? And what's up with that Notre Dame color scheme?

I thought mint juleps were a Kentucky Derby thing. Guess I was wrong.

(And while we're on the subject ... who thought Zubaz was a good look even in the '80s? Will adidas provide complimentary mullets as a fashion accessory?)

All I know in my geezer soul is this: Somewhere up there, James Naismith, Phog Allen and John Wooden are cursing and throwing things.

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