Tough break for that uni: it's too friggin sweet IMO to go down so fast against the obvious front-runner and winner.
M Uniform Bracket - Round 2 Men's Regional
The men's first round featured scandal, bad officiating, seeding that made absolutely no sense, and upsets galore. In other words, your typical tournament. It also generated almost 200 votes per game. I'm calling "success!"
Results are posted on the old entry, but here's some of the highlights:
- The football home unis demolished their 1st Round competition. More amazingly, 10 people voted for Gynmastics.
- After starting with the wrong shirts on (OP oops), the Men's tennis blues came back to defeat the Steve&Berry's-inspired wrestling unis.
- Two huge upsets in the first round, both involving the football's away uniforms. The whites worn from Desmond to Woodson to Braylon: defeated by the slick Nikes of the late Henne/Hart/Long era. Meanwhile, the current football aways went down to the baseball team's classic-looking grays. With the '70s white pants falling to the late-'90s championship hockey sweaters, that leaves only the short-lived Nikes (a uniform which, by the way, never beat Ohio State) left to represent Michigan football's traveling wardrobe.
Men's Bracket, Standing Out from the Crowd Region:
These are the unis that are made to show off our stuff, or at least burn out Ohio's eye sockets trying. When one of your colors matches the sun, you don't have to hide it behind blue sky and gray clouds. Sometimes, though, the sport calls for an alternate that's a little more subdued, a little more classy. There is such a thing as too much sunshine. I'll let the MgoBloggers be the judge of which alternate uniforms will put M over the top, or need to be returned to the costume department of Brüno.
Last round: The maize hoops unis demolished the maize tennis shirts. The current cagers' maize unis took out soccer's stylish yellows. The lower two games in this bracket were upsets, as the baseball blues demolished the golf shirts, and the maize lacrosse unis, in turn, handily defeated the baseball team's maize alts.
Preview: The hoops yellows have some stiff competition from those lacrosse unis. Meanwhile, the popular maize hockey sweaters should be able to move on, especially since all the hockey sweaters seemed to get a ton of votes last week.
Game 1: Men's Basketball - maize (1) v. Lacrosse - maize (5)
Game 2: Ice Hockey - maize (2) v. Baseball - blue (6)
Men's Bracket, Not Everyone Looks Good in Blue Region:
Navy blue, throughout history, has not been a color reserved for the masses. It's a color you have to earn. Those who put on an azure jersey, or sweater, or leotard, become part of a long tradition of excellence. Only after proving yourself worthy of that tradition may you don this hue. Blue says that you stand above the competition, that you are better than others. There are so many great reasons to wear this color, but if you're gonna go blue, you'd better do it right.
Last round: The football team's home unis took care of business against Gymnastics, and the Hoops blues had little trouble with cross country. Tennis, as mentioned above, came back and pinned wrestling to the mat. Meanwhile, the soccer blues dominated the 4-5 matchup.
Preview: The home football unis have been called the best in sports by national uniform contests, and they're the favorites to win it all again here, but those kick-you-in-da-face soccer unis aren't expected to go quietly. Meanwhile, the tennis blues get to show their stuff for an entire round, but the blues that Michigan wore for both games of its return to the NCAA Tourney are gonna be a lot tougher than the 1st round matchup.
Game 1: Football - home (1) v. Soccer - blues (5)
Game 2: Hoops - home (2) v. Tennis - blue (6)
Men's Bracket, In My Day We Wore X Region:
Michigan's been playing a full slate of varsity sports for longer than most Division 1 schools have existed. In that time, a lot of outfits have come and gone, though considering all those years, though not so many as you might think -- we're "traditional" like that I guess. Some have been brought back. Others never left. And some probably belong back on the shelf.
Last round: The first round saw some big upsets in this bracket. The (then-controversial) switch to the sleek Nikes for football's away uni proved justified in a close vote. Meanwhile, the beloved '89 hoops blues went down handily to Ice Hockey's blue block Ms. Ice Hockey's maize scripts had no trouble knocking off the white-pants of the '70s. And then, the controversy: approaching the last hour of voting, the score was tied with 89 votes apiece between the throwback '60s and throwback '90s hockey sweaters. Fortunately, the OP was saved from from an embarrassing tiebreaking post by the fortuitous waking of Misopogal, who in return for coffee, sat down and cast a final vote (and finally read one of my posts). Sorry Block M fans: she's an old fashioned girl.
Preview: The last football away jersey standing only served M for three years and never beat Ohio State, while the script maize sweaters of the late '90s took home a championship in their almost-as-brief stint -- this one's expected to be close. Meanwhile, the '60s throwback uni only beat its last Block M sweater by one vote, but with a better example photo they might have an easier time with the busy old Nike-era blue alts.
Game 1: Football - '05-'07 aways (8) v. Ice Hockey - maize script (4)
Game 2: Ice Hockey Block M's (7) v. Ice Hockey '60s (3)
Men's Bracket, Scientifically Speaking, I'm Actually Wearing Every Color Right Now Region:
White is a dangerous color, but for those who can pull it off ... oh, who am I kidding, as Misopogal can tell you, I really don't know anything about fashion. What I do know is that if you don't wash your white hockey sweater after every use, you'll develop some unintended yellow slashes at the drip-points of your pads (I'm still waiting for a hockey uni to be designed with color slashes where the sweat stains usually form).
Last round: The first round had one upset, but it was a big one, with the current football aways going down to the classy baseball grays. Hoops took out the old Nike pinstripes alts (which were much better than the current ones IMO). The hockey whites knocked out the soccer whites (despite the fact that they've never actually been worn). And baseball's whites knocked out lacrosse's whites.
Preview: It comes down to two almost identical baseball jerseys in the first game, and this one's expected to be a total toss-up. Meanwhile, the new hockey whites had a nice run to the 2nd round but face an uphill battle against the classic white hoops unis.
Game 1: Baseball - gray (8) v. Baseball - white (4)
Game 2: Hoops - white (2) v. Ice Hockey - white (3)
I can't believe the new football whites got knocked out so early. I think they are the best looking away jerseys the team has ever had.
Baseball got hosed in the standout region. Plus the less flattering picture hurts. I guess you could say that the Mike Hart in blue wasn't the best picture for the color either though.
What's the story behind the blue jersey in your avatar? The piping down the center and the opposing logos -- so much cooler than the glorified BPs the team actually wears.
As for the football homes -- I figured anyone on this page already has that uni burned into their memories.
Mine's an older jersey from the 90s. I actually found an old polyester jersey at a resale shop in Chicago with the same piping (no patches on the sleeves). It looks like it might have been a 80s replica by "Majestic," a company I haven't seen make a jersey since the mid 90s. It also looks like the precursor to our current gray road jerseys. It has the same sort of script (slightly more pointed instead of block) and piping.
The new blue ones have more of a block script, like my avatar.
please quit stuffing the box with votes.
Users can only vote once all week. If there's been any stuffing, I think the hockey unis all had strangely better showings. What's with so many people going with the blue block M sweaters over the '60s alts? A user was surprised how close last week's vote on that sweater was, and I, too, was a bit suspicious. I'm not calling foul or anything close, but if someone voted against the '60s throwbacks, wanna take a second to explain why?
that may be true that users can't vote more than once, but I'm not a user so I could vote more. I only voted once for this round and I didn't vote last round, so I'm clean.
On the blue block M sweaters, I am one of the people that voted for them this week. Don't get me wrong, I love all the hockey jerseys, but I just think the block M looks really good on the blue unis. The throwback whites are just a little plain looking. I just calls em how I sees em my friend.
Thanks. Well, guy who was wondering, there's your answer.
To my understanding, the polls lock up by IP address, so, yes, they're easy to stuff if you know a little programming (i.e. if you get 90 percent of the jokes on xkcd).
I voted against it for the simple reason that I don't think hockey sweaters should ever have numbers on the front. That's reserved for sports that wear jerseys during their games.
I voted LAX. Surprised myself, too. Those uniforms are just NICE. I tried NOT to vote on which sport I liked more, and instead on which uni was better. Because honestly, I've never watched a Lacrose game in my life.
A hockey jersey is "made for" a big honkin' obnoxious emblem on the front. See LA Kings, Detroit Red Wings, Philly Flyers, and so on... The "M" is by far the best jersey we have, and the dark background sets it off even more. Love it!