So you want a name on your Michigan jersey, but Mden can't do it.
Where is the best place to go.
Looking to get the T & F 1989 Glen Rice jersey customized and have RICE put on the back.
Why can't they put the name on there?
MDen has some dumb policy of not putting names of past players on jerseys "out of respect for the players". Even though it is perfectly legal according to the NCAA.
Just the current players names can't be put on jerseys.
Not a smart business decision by MDen. They could make a fortune selling Woodson and Desmond jerseys alone. Imagine Rice, Rose, Webber in basketball. Morrison, Berenson, Porter in hockey and so on. And I'm a loyal customer to them. They certainly have my card number memorized by now.
I figured that would be the case with current student athletes of course, but it is strange to extend it to athletes that graduated or left. I agree with you that it is not a smart business decision at all.
Couldn't Glen Rice (or Desmond Howard, or Woodson, or Brady, etc) possibly sue MDen for encroaching upon their "like-ness" and profiting from it? My guess is that they are just erring on the side caution.
That's only if MDen sells "Desmond Howard jerseys". But if you get a custom jersey on there and you choose #21 with HOWARD on the back, they can't do anything about it. The official NCAA website shop allows that.
Not sure I catch what exactly the difference between the two examples you gave. Aren't both "Desmond Howard jerseys" and a jersey with #21 & Howard still the same jersey?
Unless it is sold as a "Desmond Howard jersey", they can't put claims on it. Someone can make one though out of custom jerseys though if they have the option.
the issue is that the MDen would have to reach agreements to compensate the players for making a commercial use of their names.
1. Needle and thread
Honestly can't say if they still/will do it anymore or if their jersey selection has the style you want, but back in the day, Eastbay.com was the place to go for any sort of personalization/customizations.
I heard in Ohio
duct tape and a sharpie.
Rub some tussin on it.
Jersey rule: if you're older than the player, don't wear it.
Exception? Hockey sweaters.
I ditched jerseys a few years ago and now they creep me out when I see grown men wearing a jersey of a 19-year old kid.
If you must wear a jersey, avoid adding the name. Wearing a jersey with just a number, well that could be anyone. Once you add the name, then you're just a man wearing another mans jersey, and that's just weird.
I had my Martell Webb one done at little blue customs. I wear it everyday.
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They are busy so it may take awhile, but they are great.
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