I'm digging the Team 133, and the overall design is pretty cool, but I'm just way too OCD to wear a tilted font shirt like that.
to play football, not to play trumpet
I'm digging the Team 133, and the overall design is pretty cool, but I'm just way too OCD to wear a tilted font shirt like that.
Solution: Wear a 6"platform shoe on your right foot and all will be well.
That'd fix the front, but 'twould only exacerbate the back. I recommend Inspector Gadget shoes.
I like it much more than last year's.
I loved last years. TTB and THIS IS MICHIGAN. I am not in love with this one, but I'll get it anyway.
Its ok, but I generally preferred the simpler designs.
Yeah, I'd like to see better fabric and a lot less print.
A simple Michigan on the front with 133 on the back, that is all.
I like it. It'll get really annoying when people stop you to read your shirt and they have to tilt their head though
I'm glad they put the accomplishments on the back instead of the schedule like the past few seasons -- that was so generic and boring.
Overall I kinda like it.
When I wear this in the future, I'd like to remind myself about who we played. Just a personal preference.
The schedule serves as a reminder of who we played, any games I may have gone to in that particular year or any other memorable games. Cool shirt but I like the ones with the schedule as well
Is it really that hard to remember what games were in what year? I mean, are you really going to need to refer back to the 2011 t-shirt to remember than the Under the Lights game was that year?
When we had the schedule on the back, it made the shirt just like any other school's. With the accomplishments, it sets us apart. No one else can list all those things together.
You don't need it for UTL, but 10 years from now we might not remember who was home or away, and which OOC games we played. And not everyone always remembers stuff that specifically. 10 years from now you could point to it and say, "Remember that game? That was the under the lights ND game!"
As for the accomplishments, no one else can list them, but because we can, we don't have to. If I need to tell someone we have the largest stadium, they aren't going to appreciate it anyway.
Every school lists their home schedule on the home t-shirt. Sparty does it. MAC schools do it. We should do something that is unique to us. This shows that this is actually a design specific to us and not just an "Adidas school t-shirt template" with our schedule thrown on it.
And really, I find it hard to believe that there are people out there that need to refer back to a t-shirt to remember whom the team played. We didn't have a student shirt when I was at school and it's not hard for me to remember the games I went to. Keep a pocket schedule if you can't remember. Ten years later, that shirt probably won't even be in your closet, anyway.
It's not about remembering. Do you need a shirt to remember that we've had three Heisman winners or that we have the biggest stadium?
I'm not sure what you're arguing at this point. Above, you suggested that the shirt would help you remember old games, and now you're saying "It's not about remembering."
I'm not arguing that a fan should need a shirt to remember anything. These shirts are about bragging to the world how cool it is to be a member of the Michigan student fanbase. The accomplishments only enhance that. They're something that other schools can't put on their shirts.
Frankly, it sounds to me like some people here are uncomfortable with a shirt that brags a little bit to the world, and you want to have a template shirt that "fits in" with every other school's. Hey, it's OK to brag here. It's sports. Other schools would put their accomplishments on the back if they were as good as ours.
I too would rather have the schedule on the back.
In my mind, this shirt is not bad, it's just that we won't always have just 11 NCs or 42 B1G Titles. Putting that on a T-Shirt makes it seem like that is all that was or ever will be accomplished. Putting the schedule on there reminds you of a part of a greater tradition but applies to both past, present, and future. I guess what I'm trying to say is that by putting just what has been accomplished, you're taking away from future Wolverines.
My 2008 shirt has the schedule on it. I wish it didn't.
When you've gone to as many games as I have been to through the years yes it is hard to remember them all. I can't tell you which games I went to back 2002, 2004, 2006, etc but when I see the shirt I do remember and it's a nice reminder. Of course last years game will be easy to remember. I'm just saying games that I went to awhile back aren't so easy to remember but the shirt serves as a reminder to which ones I attended. However I really did like the shirt from 2003 which is very similar with the accomplishments so I'm sure it will grow on me and of course I'll buy it
Yeah, but it's obsolete as of the end of next year (I say this assuming Michigan will play in a bowl game, at the very least). At least the schedule is fixed.
I started going to games when I was eight (that was 32 years ago) and I can't remember two seasons past much less the details of one from 20 years ago. They all start to run together after a whille. Of course some stand out more than others, UTL, Braylonfest, the Game(s) et al. The games you attend I think you remember better than others. I like the schedule, it reminds my old ass of what I watched. Now get off my lawn.
Sounds great, until you're stuck with a permanent reminder of The Horror.
I hope Google exists in the future...
All joking aside, there's an argument for either side. One year of awesome achievements being printed is fine with me. It's not like we were expecting any glorious shirt that pleases everyone...were we?
I like the design and I actually never liked having the schedule on the back. The color is still awful though. I thought they were going to start fixing this? A friend of mine in comparing our maize out to the PSU white out said ours just looked like someone took a piss all over the stadium. It hurt my pride, but I couldn't really argue it. The color needs to be fixed.
Drink more water.
Tell your friend that PSU's white out looks like someone blew their load all over their stadium.
It's no dumber than what he said.
That would be Indiana's "Cream Out".
You sound like you eat up a lot of BS, and your friend is just obnoxious. That statement he made is moronic.
Maize >>>> White
White is generic. Everyone does it now. Maize is and always will be unique to Michigan.
Actually I didn't argue it because the friend was a Michigan student. He might even be on here. I didn't agree with it, but you didn't really disprove his statement by saying Maize>>>White because the shirts are not maize. That's the whole point.
I think the above poster simply meant that yellow was better than white. So your friend thinks that shade of yellow looks like piss but maize wouldn't? That's also pretty dumb, but that wasn't very clear in your original post.
You need to see a doctor.
that regardless of the fact that it is highlighter yellow, your friend is just trolling by comparing it to piss and saying that Penn State's white out is better. There are better ways to express that you think they should use a darker form of yellow.
This is Michiganfergodssakes
Tell your friend to fuck off.
Best one since 2003.
Simplify the front, straighten both sides out and it would be good.
I'm glad they got rid of the schedule on the back. The accomplishments list is a big upgrade, but I agree that the tilting is weird. Overall it seems busy, they fonts should be scaled way down. But that's why the people at Adidas get paid the big bucks and I don't.
There was a shirt like this back in 06 I believe that had a list of accomplishments on it.
too many words, needs to be simpler imo. Still much better than last years.
They forgot the "fergodsakes" on the back.
Go Ducks!...wait I mean Go Bears!.... wait... what are we again?
a little darker than last year's to me.
Less is more. That is all.
The front should just have a Block M and the back should say "Team 133". Enough said!
It's too... in my face! When you have it, you don't have to talk about it!
Something understated, Please!
a Michigan fan as there is. I generally buy Michigan gear like there's no tomorrow, but I've never bought the yearly shirt. They're too busy, too ugly.
I totally agree. Almost all of my M shirts say "MICHIGAN" and very little else. That one word says it all.
Is there any coincidence that the shirts have sucked since Adidas took over?
Most of them have been either designed by the athletic department, or been some sort of contests by students.
it, better than last years.
I like it. It's a good year for no home schedule on the back, because our home schedule is terrible anyways.
I know it's possible to patent colors, as a few major US companies have patented their trademark color...
...did Michigan forget to patent Maize or something? After the basketball jerseys and now this t-shirt, I feel like the athletic department is hiding something. Is someone out there holding Maize hostage for an enormous sum of money? Or is there a clandestine cabal of conspirators collaborating to control colors? Or is Michigan slowly phasing out Maize as the school color? I don't think "Highlighter Yellow #243 and Blue" sounds quite as good as "Maize and Blue" but that's just my opinion.
on here once that Nike actually owns that certain shade of maize-43 or something like that.
I really enjoy having a schedule, but living in Hawkeye territory, nothing like showing off M accomplishments.
Is that maize or bright yellow?
The back reminds me a lot of the '06 student shirts.
11-1 and a trip to the rose bowl? I'd take it!
I won't take it
Ha. Which reminds me of the 2003 shirts.
The new one is way better
I swear they've take about ten minutes to design every shirt since 2008.
They've been completely uninspired since Adidas wrested the design away from the old student contests. There were some really amazing designs put together, and I always thought it was cool that a student, not some shoe company graphic designer, was the one doing the work.
But, hey, dollars.
All the numbers on the back will be outdated after the season.
The design's kind of weird, but I greatly prefer having the accomplishments over the schedule.
At least it doesn't start on the back with, "I pledge..."
That's half the damn battle there.
Reminds me a lot of the 06-07 shirts (my freshman year) which has been my favorite shirt by far. I think I'll actually have to buy this years shirt for the first time in about 5 years
I personally like the brightness. I mean Maize is an arrogant shade of yellow. ; ) I love our tradition and our jerseys but I really wouldnt mind seeing more Maize like that on the away jersey stripes. That is just my opinion. I like alterior jerseys too. I would not be opposed to seeing the throwbacks three times a year on the regular. I would also like to see a Maize and blue jersey with Maize being the base color. JMI. Go Blue! Love the team 133 too btw.
you shut your whore mouth
With all due respect to the creators isn't team 133 reserved for the players? They're team 133 not us. In general, not loving it.
Looks good. It would be nice to include the schedule, but I like that they replaced it with something substantive that highlights the program's unique accomplishments.
Sweet shirt! Minus the schedule its pretty damn good in my opinion.
With all due respect I think the shirts this year are light years better than last years. I liked the message, but they just looked horrible.
23 undefeated seasons is impressive too, as is most winning seasons, and highest %, and winning record against every conference.
Way too busy and wrong color. Adidas hasnt really wooed me yet.
I really like the design a lot, not sure why everyone doesn't like it. If you want a shirt with an M and Team 133 on it, you can buy that at about 100,000 different places, this is unique and I prefer it to something simple. You can always go get a custom shirt that says Team 133 with a block M or anything with a schedule on the back.
Shall i say it again? Adidas you have ruined our maize and i hate you for it. The design is eh. I knew team 1xx would be on every shirt from here on out. I love nomenclature as much as the next dude but this shirt sucks. Gotta keep the schedule on there. I like lining them up by year in the closet fergodsakes.
on the back of the tee
I wish we had Nike so bad, because as much as I hate to say it MSU's student shirts are always way better than ours. Simple design, better material that doesnt fade halfway through the season, and it comes in both mens and womens fits. Am I the only one?
And on top of that, my friend tells me that every year they have three different versions designed and the students get to vote for which one during the month of June. It would be pretty cool if adidas would do that so we get a say in how it looks.
There is no possible way to make green and white look cooler than maize and blue.
How is that shirt anything special? It looks like the JC Penney's generic shirt. It's just the logo and the name.
I like them, a lot. I also like going without the schedule on the back. If I want to remember a season's schedule I'm going to use the google machine, not rummage through my clothes to look at a shirt.
I also like Adidas and don't think they deserve all of their hate. Sure the maize has gotten brighter, but it brighter and flashier is just the theme of sports these days. Also, the bright looks way better on TV. Maybe I'm just biased becuase Adidas shirts fit me the best out of any brand.
I usually like the shirts but this one sucks! Not even going to buy it just not a fan.
So much better than last year--the huge graphic in front--cheap letters--looked atrocious.
Reminds me very much of '06, which I loved. Definitely the best out of the adidas offerings so far.
I'm also a fan of no schedule--as I pretty much burned my '07 shirt affter "the horror" and still cringe whenever I see anyone wearing it.
Front should have the block M and Team 133
Back should state "This is Michigan"
Nothing else needed. Having 2012 AND Team 133 on the shirt, along with Michigan AND a block M is redundant.
I dunno about y'all, but I love the huge list of bragging rights on the back. Gonna be amazing to wear when I visit my parents in Ohio!