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I don't think they changed Les at all actually
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
USING GRATUITOUS AMOUNTS OF CAPS LOCK SINCE APRIL 2011
these are the worst alternates I've seen M wear in any sport, and it's not even about the aesthetics. I'm about 99.9% sure there's an NCAA rule in effect prohibiting this jersey. Article 5)b)6 of the basketball rulebook, specifically.
The number shall be one single solid color that contrasts the neutral
zone and may be bordered by no more than a ½-inch border of any
Did we get a special dispensation? Also iirc (and I probably don't) Stanford used to rock striped numbers.
"I just hope Tressel doesn't fire me"
Actually no, wearing these is breaking NCAA rules. It's just that the NCAA hasn't bothered enforcing it all season
If you're doing nothing, how do you know when you're finished?
StraightDave owes me a steak dinner
Let's use a little reason here.
Do you think it's more likely that the NCAA has forgotten about basic uniform rules or that teams asked for and received permission to wear these?
ADs want crazy uniforms to sell, NCAA says "sure, fuck the rules if we can make a few bucks" and we get unreadable uniforms.
CoE Class of 2007
I bet if it came up, Adidas/Michigan would tell you to look closely and see that the shades of yellow are slightly different between the jersey background and the number. So, technically, these probably dont break the rules.
Good Lord. I think some junior high girl from 1987 is missing her pastel Reebok high tops. I hope it is just the color on my browser.
Marketing guy at Adidas: Art design guy, give us a totally neato jersey for Michigan basketball.
Art design guy at Adidas: Super duper, how about yellow?
Marketing guy at Adidas: Yellow? Just yellow? Nothing else? How about the shoes?
Art design guy at Adidas: Yellow too. Just yellow!
Marketing guy at Adidas: Radical! Let's do it!
Art design guy at Adidsas: I'll have my 6th grade kid whip something up in power point and we'll send it to print!
Marketing guy at Adidas: Done and done, and I mean done.
laces make for some fly kicks.
"They're stuck with that quarterback (sophomore Braxton Miller) for the next two or three years, that's fine with me. He throws worse than (Tim) Tebow. - Steve Everitt
Never. Ugliest shoes I have ever seen.
Stauskas gives us another look at them:
"He stood there like the house by the side of the road, and watched that one go by"
Those are awful.
If Adidas was really interested in designing uniforms that put as much "maize" on these as possible, they would've treated their precious three stripes just as they did "Michigan" on the front of the jersey.
New mantra: it's not the name on the front of the jersey, it's the logo on the back of the shoes???
If the kids like them, whatever...
At least they're not neon green shoes. I don't hate the shoes, although I prefer either all white or all blue unis.
I actually kinda like them
...but with affection.
It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future. -- Yogi Berra
I assume we're trying to blind the Ohio players. Maybe woth the aesthetic travesty...
Hail to the college whose colors we wear,
Hurrah for the Yellow and Blue!
If it makes our team play better I'm all for it.
As long as we don't blind each other.
"I get to go to lots of overseas places, like Canada." -Britney Spears
Pass the ball towards the bright lights.
"Those are Trey Burkes feet you say? Niceeee" -Rex Ryan
Bo' Money Bo' Problems
Im sorry but are those MAIZE or YELLOW? Becuase Ive always wanted the 3rd jersey to be a maize one, and maize being closer to the orange side, as in DARK YELLOW, like when the sun sets. This jersey looks like YELLOW, like our football helmets.
This is technically "maize", however, it's pretty different than the maize we use in our uniforms.
Alright Adidas, I was a fan when we signed that contract, but by now...
ATTN NBA Dads and Siblings: Have brothers / sons on the hoops come-up?
Michigan = NBA Family U
Or perhaps you would prefer Under Armour?
All right Lemmings. Bring the heat.
Unlike Adidas, Nike only messes with uniforms for programs that need publicity to be more relevent.
For example, these are from the "Pro Combat" series, but they're pretty damn close to classic Alabama:
Umm have you seen the terrible osu nike uniforms they wear against us? I don't think ohio needs the publicity/
I think that's Alabama. Only OSU fans confuse themselves with Alabama.
You've clearly never watched Florida or Florida State play. Either that, or you feel that they're programs in need of publicity.
"[T]here were a lot of people predicting glorious heights for Rich; mostly the same people who are predicting doom and gloom [for Hoke]. Excuse me if I doubt their prognostication skills." -- M-Wolverine
I am only a fuddy-duddy when it comes to home football unis. I think these are neat.
and they all said:
"I'm a BANANA!"
or corn, as it were
~Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, it is that we are powerful beyond measure~
Who gives a shit, it's basketball
COYS and lets go Detroit FC!
I've always liked our Maize uniforms the best, and while I would prefer our normal ones these are not THAT much worse.
Best hoops jersey hands down:
Agreed, our maize uni's are truly unique and I like them the most.
Agreed, but bring back the big bold block M. Then we have the best uni's in all of college football and in all of college basketball.
I think these(in burkes pic) are my favorite basketball jersey maybe ever. the shorts not so much.
Agreed. I like the regular maize jerseys. Aren't our regular maize jerseys maize enough? Apparently not for adidas and DB. Ugh. I don't think the home football jerseys are far off. I hope I'm wrong.
Denied by UM multiple times, nonetheless lifelong M fan.
Why put that irrelevant design on the pants. Just keep it simple and put a block M somewhere.
Not my favorite, but not the worst.
Bad. Shoes are worse. It's getting difficult to defend Adidas. 89 throwbacks were on
very reminiscent of the NBA Christmas jerseys, given that they're all made by Adidas. Anyone happen to watch the Pacers play in their alternates and recall how difficult it was to see the numbers/names? Not as big a deal with basketball as with football, as you can actually see people's faces and bodies, unless you're not familiar with all the players. Meaning, WE shouldn't have a problem identifying players, but osu fans probably will (but who cares about them anyway amiright?)
For my privacy, my new username is "non-Oriental non-Andrew"
Legibility be damned, these are awesome for a one-off thing. UMichBball twitter also says that they'll have maize socks.
I'm not going to throw a hissy fit over something relatively minor like this. I will throw a hissy fit if I ever see those bumble bee uniforms we had in the trash tornado game.
Hopefully they already tested the number thing after the bowl game debacle.
Greetings from Bolivia.
"It's special how the real true people hang together. And if you don't support the program you're not a true Michigan guy. It's that simple." - Gary Moeller
And thought this post was talking about busting out all maize uniforms for the football team vs. Ohio, not the basketball team. The thought of 300 lb behemoths dressed in an all maize football gear ensemble is grounds for immediate arrest and physical brutality by the Fashion Police. Unless of course, you're an Oregon fan, in which case you happily refer to it as "Awesome Nike Alternative Combat Uniform #7."
"60 percent of the time.....it works every time."
I wish we would go back to wearing blue jerseys at home like in football. I don't know why basketball went to whites at home in the first place and I hate those shoes.