this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Since Nike vs. Adidas is a major topic on this blog, especially the shade of maize that each company uses, I decided that I would look into the actual shade of maize and see which company uses the correct shade. In the pictures below, you will see all the shades of yellow (maize is on the far right, second row down).
Maize is a lighter yellow that obviously resembles the color of common corn. In this next picture, you see the shade of maize that each company uses.
In my opinion, Adidas uses the correct shade of maize. Nike uses more of a sunglow, jonquil, or amber shade (when compared to the 1st picture), and adidas' use of a lighter color is closer to the correct shade of maize. Although it isn't perfect, it is closer to the correct shade than Nike's "maize."
Tell me your input on the colors used by each company
Mgouser MASChicago posted this in another thread.
We're wearing the away jerseys for the Sugar bowl... but no! Not our "normal" away jerseys. Not Last year's away jerseys that we wore for much of this year (trim piping). Not the bumblebee awful-forms from the Michigan State game.... but a combination of them!
I personally don't like the Block M on the left chest. Or the shoulder stripes. The undershirt-as-uniform sleeves is a trend that I've found very interesting recently... but I dunno if the Blue Sleeve is as good as if it were a white sleeve, maize outline of a blue M (modern analog to the Thomas picture below). What is it with adidas and making us have stripes? In general I'd say these are OK, nothing earth shattering, and for a change not bad.
Those are the replicas you can buy.