spoiler alert: i linked this
For the folks who don't like Adidas...
Interesting to read UA is now #2 ahead of Adidas.
Personally I never cared about the supplier... as long as it says "Michigan", is maize or blue, then the logo is means little to me. I have found Adidas shoes are better than Nike though for stability and support. That's just my $0.02 worth though.
People are always making posts about hats (specifically the Bo hat) and "uniformz" on this blog, so i wanted to know; what are all your favorite articles of Michigan clothing?
sorry i couldn't post pictures, i don't know how, but
My favorite Michigan Clothes are
-Twin City Socks
-Adidas Sideline Transition Jacket
-Classic New Agenda Michigan shirt
-UTL 1 Denard Jersey
-Game Used and autographed Devin Gardner Jersey
-Tearaway Anthony Carter home Jersey
-Tshimanga Biakabutuka nike jersey
-Chad Carr Wristbands- i haven't taken them off in months
Very Limited Preorder for $250 - must call to order
Didn't see this posted anywhere, but if I missed it I apologize.
Michigan yesterday released a "sneak peek" of the 2014 Football Season Tee via their twitter. IMO, not a terrible design, but the "player" in the middle looks a little lost.
Auburn senior forward Allen Payne on Under Armour:
I can say this now... We'll struggle as long as we are under Under Armour.— Lucky Lefty (@AllenPayne2_) March 13, 2014
Someone tried to fisk me on this several weeks ago (I think it was one of the dudes from 247Sports' Michigan site), but I hope we stay far away from Under Armour in our next apparel contract negotiations. Under Armour is at a competitive disadvantage in basketball. May not matter to Notre Dame because their basketball team sucks, but I don't want to see that at Michigan. Add in the speedskating controversy, and it has not been a good month for Under Armour.
The Portland Business Journal did a study of apparel contracts in major college programs, and to little surprise, our deal with Adidas is the most lucrative ($8.2 million per year between cash and equipment). There's a pretty good article that links to the three articles that came out of the study itself, as well as a searchable database of all of the contracts and related documents they managed to get from various schools. You can use the search box at the bottom to get the details of Michigan's contract.
- Michigan's contract with Adidas expires 7/31/16
- We already knew this, but if another school signs a contract with Adidas worth more money, Adidas agrees to automatically bump Michigan above it.
- It also includes a very interesting PDF copy of Brady Hoke's coaching contract. Check out the matrix of incentive bonuses, as well as the buyout clause at the end.
Overall, some interesting stuff here, if not an indictment of just how much money is floating around college athletics these days.