An interesting development to happen at the exact time we are about to announce our apparel contract. Nike chair Phil Knight, of Pimp my Middling Athletic Department fame, is stepping down. There's absolutely no way this has anything to do with us, right? I'm guessing the answer is somewhere between no and audible laughter that I even suggested it... The guy is 76. This is just weird timing.
According to Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) "#Michigan MAY debut 4th uni in #B1G play"
EDIT: as pointed out in the thread, jersey is probably basketball related. I withdraw my "clowniforms" for the time being. These looked good, yes?
And we did wear throwbacks to these in 2009
If I had to guess, it'd be a Fab 5 throwback for the Fab 5 (minus CWebb?) Love fest that is happening once the 10 year ban ends.
So... The Michigan Football "Legends" patches... Like many folks, I feel like they are a very fine idea with mediocre execution. They're big, yet impossible to read at a glance or at a distance. They stand out, sure - but less like anything you might want to affix to your own apparel and more like a white bumper sticker slapped on a black Mustang. Junior Hemingway spent most of last season looking like he was really proud that he'd won the Pinewood Derby for his scout troop. Or something. Anyway, some may disagree that they're all that bad, but I think we could perhaps at least agree that there is some room for improvement. Today, in a fit of procrastination, I decided to take a stab at improving the patches - which, hell, I think even if I'd just PictureHaused them to be smaller I would have succeeded in some way - and I humbly submit those efforts to your Dreaded Collective Judgement.
It's all pretty simple - mainly just the initials of the Legend-in-Question with some small text below to the effect of "Full Name - Michigan Legend" or something like that. Fewer words, fewer colors. What do you think?