Fucking hell, are those black arm stripes? So not only uniformz, but late 80s uniformz.
Looks Like Uniformz For Penn State
As caught by an alert Joshua Henschke on twitter, the latest MDen catalog strongly implies that Michigan will wear alternate uniforms for the Penn State game:
I'm not surprised, I guess. I had just forgotten about the possibility of such a thing and was disappointed to remember we do this now.
I'm sure this will be sold as a throwback to some fictional time in the past when Michigan wore stripey numbers under coach Pterodactyl The Second and won the Big Ten thanks to their velociraptor riders, because Authenticity™.
UPDATE: actually looks like an MGoUser was first to wonder.
WHAT THE HELL
I don't think it's terrible looking by itself, but I bet it's gonna look like shit when seen with the maize pants.
Why are you so sure we'll be wearing maize pants? No telling what surprises they have in store for us on that end of the uniform.
My money is on blue pants matching the sleeves.
I simultaneously hope you are right and wrong. Right so I can just witness and participate in the shit storm. Wrong because obvious.
If we're going to do this, go all the fucking way. Maize, Blue, and White plaid pants with maize and blue bumble bee high socks.
And leather helmets.
paisley is back...
Why are you so sure they will be wearing pants?
I'm betting on striped assless chaps.
I think it's terrible AND is gonna look like shit with maize pants.
He was a great coach...
These are fucking terrible. Unfortunately, to feed his urges, WD will still have to purchase this garbage. I feel bad for his growing collection being tarnished with shit.
MgoUser Wolverine Devotee
Yeah that makes sense, I didn't make the connection. Thank you.
I actually really like them.
Am I the only one that thinks it's reflective material and won't look nearly as bad on game day/in person as it does in this pic?
Having said that, I like the standard home uniforms way way better.
I don't mind michigan wearing alternate uni's on occasion, but gosh, those look awful. Maybe they'll look better when actually worn.
terrible. Those make the original "Uniformz" look awesome by comparison.
after that game I liked the original uniformz, if nothing else for sentimental reasons.
The real question for Adidas, though, is how it's going to look when it's ripped to shreds on a routine tackle.
Don't mind a little jersey change now and then! Those are just terrible though!
What is adidas' fascination with stripes?
well it's kind of their trademark, but this looks like shit.
Maybe it's just me but I kinda think Michigan's trademark should come first...
I'm pretty sure they used to refer to themselves as 'The Three Stripes Company", I used to have a t-shirt that had that slogan on it.
Relatively speaking, I actually quite like portions of these. For example, I love that the coloring is much closer to a true maize, as opposed to the highlighter color that the apparel has been trending towards. Though I'm not a fan of the striping, I think it looks way better in the more toned down version presented here, especially when compared to the bumble bees.
A shotgun wound to the balls looks better than the bumble bees.
should be "Uniform$"
Sweet fancy Moses.
So, was the legends designation for the #98 and #47 jerseys just a cover so Michigan could have plausible deniability when asked if they were cashing in on the popularity of specific current players? "No, we're not cashing in on Devin Gardner and Jake MF Ryan, people are buying these legends jerseys because they still identify with Harmon and Oosterbaan."
Even more so after Wisconsin, Nebraska and a host of other Adidas schools sport the same uniformzzz in their respective school colors.
Some time in the recent past the quarter of my caring about uniformz was pushed over the edge by the mountain of other 25 cent worries. I find I can't summon outrage for it anymore--just annoyance the day of. Unless the numbers and names are completely invisible (again) or they come out looking like white-legged bees (again), don't really care no more. The minor annoyance to a large number of people is probably less important to the university than the money they'll get from stupid people who buy them. Since Michigan having money instead of stupid people doesn't really harm my interests, I'll take the annoyance.
The dumb alternates are all starting to blur together in my head anyway, sort of like Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azaela and whatever other crap the kids are listening to in their hotrods these days.
My only issue is that Oregon manages to run out 57 different combos every year that are, at worst, mildly ugly, whereas everyone that we have run out there range from hideous to "What in the holy hell is that"
This is so dang true. And not just with the Ducks. For every bumble bee uni or Maryland atrocity there are some pretty cool ones. I just can't believe that Dave Brandon can't/won't demand better. Or at least let the public in on the possible prototypes.
when the good people stop caring. We must remain vigilent, we must fight bad uniformz or the terrorists win.
Count me as just another Michigan life long fan and grad who thinks this is stupid. I long for the day that Mr. Brandon and his clueless marketing minions are shown the door.
Kanye Glasses Jerseys. Just had to see if it looks as bad in writing as it did in my head. YEP
get off my lawn post
Are these grilled? paninis? blinds? Kayne glasses? tire treads from getting run over?
I'm actually with the above poster in hoping that these don't look much different than our normal jerseys on the field (in which case, WHY NOT WEAR THE AWESOME NORMAL JERSEYS) but I'm fearful that they'll look terrible on TV. Much like when ND went to the fancy extra sparkly gold helmets - which made the game damn near unwatchable on TV.
the lead designer for Adidas?
What the hell?! I like alternative uniforms when they look good. This looks like crap thrown on to more crap...in focus.
don't mind alternate unis. It just amazes me that Nike, Adidas, and UA are so bad at making them. How hard is it to make a good looking alternate uni? Seems damn near impossible from all the shitty alternates we see.
I'm sure all the young kids with their loud music, Dan Fogleberg, Zima, hula hoops, and Pac-Man video games will love these.
i get the internet-age obsession with alt-unis. well, i sorta get it.
but they do all look (as my late father would say) like cans of smashed assholes. you know what a great alt uni would be? white numbers on blue jerseys. hell, do black for black's sake. whatever. but what's with the goddamn striped numbers?
As long as we beat the shit out of PSU, the team could wear dirty burlap sacks for all I care.
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