further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
Edit: Too many of you think I'm talking about the "uniformz" worn during the tournaments. I'm not talking about the "Wolverines" uniformz with the same design that everyone adidas wore. I understand those. Just like Nike had a select few that wore the throwback uniforms. Ohio State and MSU both wore them against us.
I'm talking about our STANDARD uniforms. It's the Adidas stock uniform and it is the same design as NC State, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Nebraska, Tennessee and a bunch of others...
Michigan needs to be like most major schools and have a design that is ONE OF A KIND!
Now that the season is over...I wanted to speak up on something that's been bothering me all tournament.
Can we PLEASE cause an uproar of some kind to make UM, or Adidas, or whomever, work on getting Michigan Basketball it's OWN jersey style? I'm not talking about the "Wolverines" tournament jersey that all Adidas schools wear - I'm not a fan, but whatever...another battle for another time.
I'm talking about our standard white, maize, blue jerseys that come in the same style as almost every other Adidas school. We've been to the National Championship and the Elite 8. Why do we have to wear the same design (in our colors) as the majority of Adidas schools in the country (during the regular season)?
It's so frustrating watching Duke, UNC, MSU, Arizona, UCLA, Kentucky, UConn, Kansas, Texas, Florida, OSU, and so many other schools have THEIR OWN jersey. Some Nike, some Adidas. Sure they conform and wear whatever thing Nike or Adidas comes out with that year - again, not trying to change that - but the most of the year they wear THEIR uniform and it doesn't look like anyone else.
Nike even has a "stock uniform" that many schools wear...A LOT of mid-majors do, they just put in in their colors. It looks like this... (both schools, Liberty and Radford, have it on in this picture)
Why does Michigan have to wear the Adidas "stock" uniform? We deserve to have our own uniform even if we have to get pimped out once or twice a year and do what everyone else does.
Maybe you all don't mind it - but I wanted to see if anyone notice/it bugged you all too.
I'm not hear to design it, I'm not hear to say "go back to (insert) year"...I just think we should have something of our own. Just like football. We shouldn't have the maize, white and blue version of NC State or Nebraska or a bunch of other schools.
Sorry if I wasted your time.
For a moment I wondered if I was alone in feeling pride above all else in the wake of that heartbreaking loss. I should have known better. From Ace's post-game to hundreds of comments on the board, the blog has shown a fantastic display of sportsmanship in fandom. No moping, a shockingly minimal amount of attempted Sparty trolling, and an overflow of love and support for the team we put on the floor this season.
I've never visited RCMB (won't troll the squad but I'll troll the trolls), but I have a sneaking suspicion its not a pretty place right now. Pat yourselves on the back MGoBlog, for living up to the inflated ideals of the "Michigan Man," if only for a day. I enjoyed reading all of your input. This is what makes the platform so unique and meaningful for all of us.
My top 3 are:
1. Second win over MSU
2. Win over Illinois
3. Win at Wisconsin
I picked the second game vs MSU over the Illinois game because it gave the team the season sweep and it propelled us to the first place spot. The Illinois win was for obvious reasons and I picked the win at Wisconsin because it gave us the first major win of the season and should how good this team was.
Great season for the team. It was unbeleivable watching them play this year. If you would have told me on December 15th, that we would win the B1G 10 Championship by 3 games and go to the Elite Eight, I would not have beleived you.
Thank you guys for a wonderful season. Lots of great memories. It's a shame that we're not going farther, but all in all, it's hard to look at this season as anything less than a success.
Hoping we can get as many of our guys to return, that way we can have more great seasons to come.
That's all that needs to be said. Let's do this.