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Since the Fre*p leaked the "throwback jersey prototypes" I have been of the opinion that the stripey things could not possibly be the real thing, bolstered mostly by the NCAA bylaw that required jersey numbers be 8-10 inches etc. on both the front and back of the jersey. The recently released images would also not fit under this law.
So...my hope that we wouldn't be wearing what we saw today may yet prove true. For those of you who are fans of Michigan football on facebook, this:
may offer some hope. Also the phrasing "this may be Denard Robinson's "under the lights" jersey" could be a sign that DB is just screwing with us.
Also, for any other uniform enthusiasts out there, recall that the M-Den's track record for uniforms is less than stellar, if you remember the hockey uniform designs they had for sale for a few weeks (basically our maize alternate design in blue and in white) which everyone talked about before they went away and the jerseys didn't change at all.
I found this article entertaining. From SBNation, just posted today.
The local sports radio host in Columbus, the Common Man and the Torg, reported during their show at about 3:30 today that "Mr. Ellis", which, for those who don't remember, is the alias of the whistleblower for the SI article that was the last nail in Tressel's coffin, did not talk with NCAA investigators. According to them, he sat down with the NCAA investigators, ready to spill the beans, but then the investigators turned on a tape recorder and asked him to sign forms. Ellis got up and left without saying anything. The Columbus radio show hosts speculate that Ellis is afraid of being killed by the tattoo parlor owner, Eddie Rife. I'm not sure if they were serious about that.
It seems like the Torg knows who Ellis is, and he may even know him personally. Last week, when it was reported that Ellis was going to sit down with the NCAA, Torg was very worried and was hoping to high heaven that none of the OSU players interviewed by the NCAA. It's a bummer that Ellis didn't talk, but it is still possible that he may change his tune later. But hey, even if Ellis doesn't talk, it is still gonna be some nice sanctions for OSU.
As most of us know, former Wolverine and current Arizona Cardinal Steve Breaston is a creative individual, aside from being an exciting football player. He posted this Youtube video of his poem about the NFL Lockout.
Link here to throwback styles apropos given the current uproar over the upcoming throwbacks:
It would've been awesome if we could've thrown back to those caps from 1879 somehow. Aside from tossing some numbers on the helmets and block Ms in a few spots, the easiest throwback changes would have been:
1. Actually revert back to the color Maize. Check out the UM football wiki page. Wiki. See to the middle right the UM uniform, and then under it, the colors Maize and Blue. Notice how our uniforms are not "Maize" but more of a highlighter yellow.
This is Maize:
This is now:
Going back to Maize is a simple throwback move.
2. The wings on the helmet forehead gradually went from Five Head down to a Three head now.
This is a Five Head helmet (notice the expansive rise of the Maize, almost to the top of the helmet):
Think receding hairline.
This is now:
A lot thinner, sleeker rise up front. Short and neat.
These simple changes were probably rejected because they do not offer a sharp enough contrast to generate sales... Who knows. We haven't see the helmets yet, but I hope the wings are so high they make the rise of all our players' forehead look like those of every 40-50 yr old alum reading this blog.