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Blue Endzones at The Big House?
(WWHD is going to be a new MGoBlog meme. Raback it.)
It would look pretty cool. It seems like we've had it like that in the Rose Bowl a few times too. It's a lot better than messing with the uniforms and helmets.
Are you Dave Brandon?
The text in the endzones he suggests is not hashtagged.
Also, he's not in to asking people before decisions #brandingmofos #thuglife
I actually like the green endzones, a much classier look. Colored grass/turf just doesn't look natural.
I'm thinking a highlighter yellow end zone with blue slash marks similar to the Notre Dame end zone.
Good one Dave!
Possibly a maize and blue checkerboard like Tennessee?
No, your all wrong, see if we do go with a new endzone design we need to do it throwback style so that we still honor our "tradition" so basically we are going to not take a single aspect of the "tradition" into account save for I guess blue, throw a shit ton of vertical stripes onto it, paint a mascot in one corner, hastag on the other, change our name to Michigon and call it a contemporary take on 100+ years of football. #progressivethinking
the background would be in gradient form, allowing for 42,512 different shades of yellow.
We currently use 39,452 of those on our uniforms alone.
Would look especially sharp during Maize-Out games. I'd be concerned with how it would balance with the maize block M at midfield, which bowl games don't have obviously. The current endzone wordmark is in the same maize-with-blue-outline style as the midfield M. Mockup?
No. If you're going to be on my lawn the least you could do is mow it whippersnapper
...as long as "Michigan" is replaced with "#GOBLUE." /s just in case
But, like, actual maize. As in, let's play in a cornfield. Home field advantage say what?
Toledo and Arizona have both painted their endzones navy blue before.
Edit: Add at least Syracuse and Ole Miss to the list.
Arizona, Ole Miss or Syracuse for the sixteenth member?
Add Cal to the list Edit: Add Buffalo as well
Ole Miss looks like a MAC stadium.
Given all their other issues, it must be really tough to recruit there. You probably have to throw cash and hookers at recruits. Oh, wait . . .
Capital One Bowl
Rose Bowl endzones look sharp. I want those.
...that I've always loved the Rose Bowl endzones. I'm not sure if replicating that at Michigan stadium would dilute the allure for me or not. But in the big picture of things if they decided to paint the endzones blue (or even maize for that matter) I don't think I would object at all.
I like it for a bowl game, but the top picture isn't even the right font... A different endzone once a year is enoug for me...
Nah man. Break out the maize field turf. Then wear maize on maize jerseys for the night game against nd next year... We can't be losing out on this "Boise advantage"
Don't give DB any ideas. Blue end zones would be the "gateway drug" that would allow DB to have a Blue field with more advertisements than a Sprint Cup car.
Only if it makes us " cash flow positive". Right Dave???!!!!
You realize that being cash flow negative is bad, right? Sorry if I missed the s/
Yes I was being sarcastic but I didn't think I needed to explain myself. My bad.
I think we should sell the end zones to the highest bidder and make them a giant ad. ...............
Well fans, Roger Dorn has done a little redecorating around the ballpark. The outfield walls now look like the yellow pages. And any of you folks having trouble finding a good proctologist, might want to come down here and check out the area around the 375 foot sign. As for the game, we've got a real nailbiter here tonight. It's a lot closer than that 11-2 score.
Fantastic sir! Great movie, Well played.
yes thats trolling, major trolling.... rofl copter do you even know what trolling is?
Matte helmets and suggested blue endzones..Im going to bed..and STAY OFF MY LAWN
But seriously , those helmets are unforgivable. I can't get over them.
...is a much, much bigger crime than how the field is painted.
How long until we are playing a football game on an aircraft carrier in the middle of Lake Michigan?
THIS IS MICHIGAN. We don't need stupid gimmicks to be talked about and get people to realize we exist like sparty needs to.
Plus Dave Brandon is anti-neutral site game. MOAR HOME GAMEZZ.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
No this is stupid
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.
I say we just go with a maize field and maize jerseys
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).
I don't care.
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.
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.
That was a lot to unload.
I think I'm one of ten people who like "In the Big House".
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!
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.
Why must we always find something else to try to change? Spec banner designs, spec end zones, just leave the damn stuff alone.
Still butthurt over my banner designs I posted I see.
So why not
I like it!
Reminds me of the baselines at Crisler, which look equally great.
Throw in a hashtag or an @ and DB will be all over it
Nope, I think the green carpet really ties the room together
Woohoo! The manifest destiny of cost-benefit analyses!!! Yea! Let's change everything! Let's replace the Michigan Stadium flood lights with black lights, body paint all the players as Maori tribesmen with phosphorescent paint, and play half-field night games while Thievery Corporation rents out the south endzone for a rave! Is there any way to rent pandas on leashes; I feel like this would be superior yet with three pandas on six leashes.
Having gone off the deep end, please allow me to come back. Nothing makes a young fellow feel older than the realization that whereas he used to mock those who resisted change, he joined them before he had the sense to notice. Listen, I have no interest in watching Michigan stand shin deep in stagnancy while competitors pass it by. I care deeply about our success and wish to capitalize on every competitive advantage. But our institution, this football program, is itself a natural advantage. I admit, in some ways, Michigan may need to change. Further, I admit it's difficult to tease out that which is best off unchanging versus that which is best off changing. But concrete signs exist to separate the change-worthy from the unchangeworthy. Pointedly, good change comes with good reason--a story and logic lending a solution. Good change happens never for mere change's sake.
Michigan as a realm of real-life fantasy named football is both strong in brand and rich in character. It doesn't need your sparkle. Blue endzones. Matte-finishes. Canned music. It's just glitter. Please stop the gimmicks. I was born in 1983 and, yet, so as to help balance the extremes in conversations like these, I find myself longing for the era in which the bowl on Stadium & Main held a six-feet-thick residue of suitcoats, bowler hats, and sun dresses. I long for this far more than is reasonable and productive. Help me help myself, which i promise will help you too. Please quit this nonsense. This isn't simply directed at the O.P. This is directed at every purveyor of a new idea designed--not to address some fault, but--to make some classic something "POP!"
Stop effing with our ess!
Damn. You had me excited about those pandas.
i say a fiber optic block M on the 50 that lights up maize at night.
How about glow in the dark lines on the field and glow in the dark uniforms, and ball. That way we can play nights games and don't have to even turn the lights on.
The disco ball.
Phineas T. Brandon any ideas.
I think it looks decent, but I wouldn't change it permanently. Perhaps once a year, for the ND game or something.
And maize and blue strips on the goal posts to match the shoulder pads. Maybe even strobe lights at the top! And neon!
I mean if we're doing the night game thing, why not the Boogie Nights Game thing?
We need a dancing bear!
Navy blue end zones would be bery cool.
Stay off my green lawn!
This is just like the day you argued against 3:30 games because of how much you love the tradition of noon starts. Then the same day decided that you wanted Michigan to join the Big 12.
of your idea, and it will be taken up at the next board meeting of Domino's--whoops, the UM athletic deparment.
Dave Brandon just got a hard on looking at that third one, and is set to announce Capitol One as a presenting sponsor - MOAR advertising plz
It's not that hard to compromise y'all. Let the old guard have their tradition 10 out of 12 games and allow the creative people to do their thing the other two. Everyone is happy. This stuff sells. It sells for the U. It sells to recruits. I'm not saying to go crazy like Maryland did a couple years ago...just liven things up twice a year fir God sakes!!!
Compromise . . . good idea.
There's a Fiscal Cliff debate in Washington that needs your help.
I always liked the look at the Rose Bowl.
...it looks cool and all, but how do you monetize it?
You start selling endzones at the MDen.
Deep Thoughts . . .
Thank you. Sometimes people here seem to get so worked up over stupid, inconsequencetial things. I think the bowl unifroms are ugly too, I think if putting blue in the endzones would be ugly too, but at the end of the day I don't really care. I enjoy watching Michigan football with Michigan players, and if they so happen to be wearing ugly uniforms on an ugly field, I really won't be to bothered about it.
Sooner or later people are going to have move out of the stone ages. If you don't run with the times, you'll get run over.
The kid couldn't hold onto the ball. All I knew about him in '94 was that he was from Florida and wore #1. So I figured that would equal stud. How wrong I was. But thanks for that "drop" against Virginia!
Brandon has plans for the "wow" factor:
At halftime, Bigfoot will be introduced to the crowd and given a Legends jersey.
Madonna will be wheeled out on a stage for a Super Bowl style halftime show. When her performance is over, she will fight gladiators with a light saber while the Band plays themes from Star Wars.
The grand finale will be the landing of an alien spacecraft.
I don't care if we wear maize n blue tutu's. I want wins. Winning is all that matters. Stay traditional and win - OK. Change to all the goofy uni's and win - OK. The tradition of winning and staying the team with the most wins in college football is the tradition I care most about.