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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?
Mmmm. Yes. No gimmicks. That's why the uniforms haven't been changed.
You pitch an idea as new and novel, and then you're all, "we don't need stupid gimmicks to get talked about."
Also, for someone who hates neutral site games, Brandon sure seems to be a big fan of neutral site games.
They no longer call me Bisbiño
I don't see changing the endzones to Blue as a gimmick. Pretty much the entire B1G has colored endzones, as does the SEC, Big 12 etc.
Brandon wants as many home games as he can get. I think it will be a really long time before we see Michigan play another neutral regular season site game. The last one before the Cowboys Classic was in 1950 against army at Yankee Stadium.
When the ADept sells special jerseys and gear, you'll see my picture next to the targeted customer crowd. A sheep.....but a Blue one.....
You seemed to say that it was a good idea because no one did it, now you seem to think it's a good idea because EVERYONE does it.
As for the neutral site games, you do realize that Michigan went that long without a neutral site game, and then we had one within two years of DB being hired, yes?
Uniformz are not a gimmick either?
Alright look. In my more honest moments I will admit that painting the end zones blue isn't the kind of thing where I feel good about myself in being a get-off-my-lawner. It's a minor thing and kind of silly to get worked up about. But the fact that it's a minor thing makes it a gimmick. Period. It doesn't do anything but sit there and look different. And change for the sake of change is stupid. As is "everyone else does it so we should too."
P.S. if you think Brandon isn't down with the neutral site games any more, you've missed out on the whole UConn saga.
"We've beaten Michigan the last four years. So where's the threat?"
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I'm confused. You seem to be opposing the very idea you presented. An idea I like for what it's worth (blue end zones would be supremely badass IMO).
Are you like RDT/WIAB but with only one screen name?
the Cowboy Classic.
Should we point instead of fist pump during the Victors?
The natural endzone with the maize letters is without a doubt better than the navy turf with maize letters.
No. I love the look of the endzones now.
If we're doing anything to copy the Capital One Bowl, we've already lost.
WHOLE FIELDS SHOULD BE BLUE!!! KIDS WOULD LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
They would for sure add to the WOW factor though..
Matte blue endzones?
i would LOVE it.. i think it would POP out of the field. especially an ariel shot.
Here you go
I like the idea. Blasphemy, I know.
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I like the rose bowl end zone, but friday is the end of the world and Im afraid that it wont matter all that much
Let's make the entire field maize
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Michigan = NBA Family U
No this is stupid
Call Mr. Plow, that's my name, that name again is Mr. Plow
What about blue letters with maize outline?
I think the current maize with slight blue outline looks best.
I think they should look exactly like this picture, including the permanent image of AC in the endzone. (The Indiana player splayed out in a futile attempt to stop AC would be kind cool too. Go ahead and throw that in there as well.)
Highlighter endzone. Blue endzone. Alternate highlighter and blue every five yards on field. Blue pants, highlighter helmet with blue wings. Highlighter jerseys. Arbys logos in end zones. Arena football is awesome. Herm help us.
This is good.
If the haters don't hate you then you're doing something wrong. - David Cone
I say we just go with a maize field and maize jerseys
Willie Heston - 72 touchdowns; 4 National titles; 43-0-1 record; All-American; Law Degree
Plus maize helmets with chrome wings.
Frankly, I'm bored with blue.
"LET'S GO CHROME!"
You know, I kinda like it.
the best we can do this year is LET'S GO MATTE BLUE!
and maize endzones. Plus for $$, we can put a bunch of sponsors logos in the endzone (also in maize).
“When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing” - Bo Schembechler
I don't care.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
- Vince Lombardi
unless Brandon can figure out a way to sell some kind of endzone replice for $79.99 or thereabouts.
dont forget the Domino's logo on the 30 yard line
Article about how they take care of the turf
One thing I can say for sure, I see no reason to touch anything in the Big House.
"Michigan" is a good idea except if includes St since that is a value diminishing proposition. I even like blue on the bowl unis.
Go Blue !!!
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Meh. The endzones are fine as they are.
Why do people feel the need to change things when they're great how they are?
... until you reach the end zone
No thank you.
Go Blue! Always!
(Sorry ahead of time for the format. On Android so no paragraphs allowed)
Now that the topic has kind of shifted to "uniformz" and overall whoring of tradition, I will first say I could care less what our endzone looks like as long as we win. Now, onto the other things:
1. A rare uniform change is generally fine with me in principal. I say "in principal" because as a top tier traditional power in CFB I think we don't have to change a damn thing to look great. That said, recruits & players do like a little "swag" (my LORD, I said "swag"....smh) and change can be good sometimes. Yet, we aren't Oregon or a school that needed or needs that niche to get recruits so I just don't like the drastic changes we have seen. My most beloved UM unis were the late 90's - early 2000's Nike kits. The colors were correct and they just popped. Back then, our "special" or "alternate" uniforms were a slightly darker home Blue with all wearing knee high socks (like the game where we dismantled sparty after the EL longest second robbery game). It was so subtle but noticed by the true UM fan. Now, I'm not sure I've liked (not hated but not liked) any of the recent uniform changes under DB and Adidias. The UTL jersey was a shock but kind of cool. Yet, had we lost it would not be as beloved. I think the unanimous low rung was the 2011 sparty bumblebee jersey. Win or lose, just atrocious. These bowl jerseys just scream "LOOK, GUYS! WE CAN, TOO!" and it's just not necessary for such big change being Michigan. Maize and Blue, winged helmet and line it up. Not highlighter yellow, stripes on pads, uneven piping on all jerseys, etc. The only thing I have little issue with is the helmet. If our colors were correct under Adidias, a matte finish to the blue could be made to look almost black and it could pop. These helmets just look like a navy chalkboard with wings. Final word on it is that Hoke seems to be mum on all of it. Maybe DB and Hoke realize we have to do shit like this JUST long enough to get whatever edge we can to get UM caliber kids back on that field. Unlike Oregon and that crowd, I think winning will have us pulling back on the "uniformz". Also, going back to Nike just to get our colors right and telling them to eat a dick over pro combats would be fine by me. Nike doesnt hve to = uniformz.
2. When it comes to neutral site games I think I am in the minority. In the BCS format I have always wondered why any major conference team would play anyone but cupcakes for their OOC. Do what most of the SEC does and it is a few gimme wins and a half day for your starters. Tons of perks as voters don't care is a Bama played 2 non-FBS schools but ran the table. Why we went a decade going out West to play Oregon or UCLA bothered me. Heck, I don't even think ND should be a yearly thing and am glad we're taking a break. Not for fear but just to stop giving them another major game when they refuse to join ANY conference and get special treatment. So, I was 3 home cupcake games and our B10 schedule under the BCS. With a coming playoff system, a major conference undefeated is in as long as that conference is not on a major downslide. They are especially in if a major name like a Texas, Michigan, osu, LSU, Bama, etc. Period. I admit that if the BCS formula has zero to do with seeding, polling and selecting than they may be necessary to have a major win to point to if undefeated with a few others or even a one loss trying to sneak in with undefeateds. So, Im on the fence. I'd prefer major neutral matchups once we get UM caliber talent in and experienced, though. Haha.
3. Finally, also think I'm in the minority with pumped in music. Sure, it could be done better but lets be honest and admit that even with the renovations our crowds arent known for their insanity when playing anyone but rivals and big games/comebacks, etc. Lots of quiet 100k+ crowds. So, could be done better but pump sound if it helps us.
That was a lot to unload.
I think I'm one of ten people who like "In the Big House".
"I promise you we would have walked to the University of Michigan." - Brady Hoke
Like I just went BUCKETS, lol.
funny commercial. Off topic, but never not on topic
Didn't Bo bring up the idea about maize turf at one point? If Bo said it, THEN IT MUST HAPPEN!
"Ohio is like a giant turd that Michigan just can't pinch off"
from the Rose Bowl and I guess I wouldn't mind seeing that. I actually think that would look pretty bad ass.
We hate Michigan State. We don't like Penn State too. We don't care for Minnesota, Wisconsin or Notre Dame but we all hate O-S-U.
Michigan Blue 2008 block M hockey jersey still for sale for 50.00. FREE S/H
send some pics in to the athletic department of some drawings of what you think the endzone should look like. Who knows maybe they'll use your idea, stranger things have happened!
I thought it was funny
JUST LEAVE EVERYTHING ALONE.
...Ghost Rider. The pattern is full.
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Why must we always find something else to try to change? Spec banner designs, spec end zones, just leave the damn stuff alone.