this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
What name do you put on the back of your custom jersey or do you just get a prior players number with name?
What is your 2013 Jersey that you will be wearing this year? Number, Brand, Authentic, Replica, Name? Or will you be wearing the season shirt? I am currently in the market because I have dropped 130 lbs and my #2 woodson jersey no longer fits and is framed in my living room.
days until all of the proud M alumni and fans witness the Wolverines dismantle the Chippewas.
There are also...
days until Jake Ryan tracks down Golson in yet another win under the lights.
There are also...
days until we beat Ohio.
Something I've often wondered, and it came across my twitter feed today (h/t @Hooverstreet), why don't we play OSU as Red vs. Blue with both teams wearing their home unis?
In the OSU Uniformz thread it often came up that the Home Jersey is the Untouchable, for both us and the OSU guys on the board. While Adidas has tried playing with the away uni piping, and Nike changed things up too, AA Torch and Pitchfork would really go nuts if they tried to do anything to the home blues.
This could add a bit of stabilization. Every year we play the last Saturday of November. Every year it's at noon (most years). And every year it looks like OSU vs. Michigan because we both wear traditional home unis.
That said, the "one team must wear white" rule came about for black-and-white TV, and has since been taken off the books. As I like Michigan's blue home jersey, I'd love to see us wear it more often. We could go color vs. color against OSU, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Indiana in conference, we could have done it against Bama and should do it against Arkansas. UCLA and USC do this every year, I'd love to see us pick it up. What do you think?
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?