I would love to see it although I do feel my brain would react with "does not compute" if it saw the red vs. blue just after being conditioned to see one team wearing white every year.
All the replays in my head I like to fondly remember have them all happening in the respective jersey matchings.
It would be cool though I just hope neither team ever does "special" uniforms for the game pro Combat style.
Edit: Just saw the thread about OSU's possible jerseys for this year. Well....shit.
They've already done their Pro Combat uni's vs. us a few years ago. Twice, if I'm not mistaken.
that these color vs. color games are very hard to watch on a black-and-white TV.
A black and white TV? A 35-year-old would be "one of the older guys on the board." What are we talking here?
LOL. I'm old enough to remember life before Bo, if that helps. And I suppose I do have sort of a vintage TV, come to think of it, but rest assured it's color at least.
I was just pointing out that (at least I'm pretty sure) it was the reason for the rule. Road whites were traditional--it avoids the embarrassing situation where both teams show up wearing the same color--but I don't think there was any rule requiring it before the TV age. I've seen pictures of early football where both teams seem to be wearing color.
And I do remember watching a basketball game when I was about 8 or so where Wichita State came out in home yellow and on our TV it was barely even off-white. As far as we could tell both teams were wearing the same uniform. You can sort of tell who's who by how and where they're standing but it was annoying.
Seriously?! I'm pretty sure we could get a Kickstarter going for you and donate the $800 to you for a middle of the road 42' LCD COLOR TV...
If I remember correctly, UCLA was penalized a timeout for the uniform infraction and USC ignored one of their timeouts in the first half. Is that rule still in place?
You can do it now, as long as the other team agrees and it is approved. Michigan would be able to wear blue if it was agreed.
The first time USC/UCLA brought it back itw as still against the rules. UCLA was penalized a time out and USC took their timeout immediately. That offseason, the rule was adjusted such that if both teams agree to wear their colored jerseys it's fine.
I'm 100% for it. Don't know why the schools don't do it.
I really think it's because they wouldn't sell any additional uniforms. The reason that high-profile games turn into silly fashion shows is that Nike, Adidas, etc. can sell a few thousands jerseys that they otherwise wouldn't have sold. If you play red vs. blue without tinkering with the uniform at all, you can't sell something that people haven't already purchased.
Money talks, you don't say?
The reason USC and UCLA both started wearing home jerseys for their game is because both teams played their home games at the Rose Bowl. I wouldn't flip out over the idea but it makes sense when USC/UCLA does it. If we did it, it would just be trying to force a tradition.
Kind of like "The Victors" which received tepid reviews at first, right?
Don't get the "force tradition" argument. It's not as if all traditions always were and always will be, gotta start sometime.
All true. But there's a difference between the Little Brown Jug and The Land Grant Trophy for a reason.
plays their home games at the Coliseum not the Rose Bowl.
They wore home jerseys for the first time in 1982 when they were sharing the Coliseum.
You're right they shared the coliseum not the Rose Bowl. Wrong stadium, correct motivation.
In the dedication game of Michigan Stadium in 1927, Michigan wore blue and Ohio State wore red.
Tradition enough for 'ya?
I say lets do it. Somebody get Brandon on the phone.
Don't worry, I'm gchatting him right now.
Oh thats why he's not responding to me on facebook. Thanks for the heads up
with the Aldis Lamps either.
My uncle actually talks to Dave Brandon sometimes....
so do I.
Do you talk to his uncle?
Or you talk to Brandon? And is he there when you're talking to him?
His uncle and Brandon are the same person,
and no, neither one of them are there when we're talking.
But I can SO see Dave talking to himself in the morning, giving himself a pep talk.
MY MOM!" - Muscle Man
we change our home Unis for the UTL game?
Its a good way to differentiate The Game and focus on hard-hitting football instead of stylish colors.
Just have to find a way to ease the resistance by Nike/merchandise/AD folks. Maybe commemorative warmups or sideline jackets or something. Even better if UM and OSU agreed to auction the unis every year for charity (Motts for the AA game, Wexner Center for Columbus game) with a commemorative patch.
As Brandon would say, "It's a special experience."
Good idea, I think.
I wish I had more.
I once brushed shoulders with Brandon at a country club. Should've told him then. Dammit.
This would be awesome. I am definitely in favor in of the Red vs. Blue matchup. And, to quote myself at the beginning of an online Halo match, "Go Blue, Kill Red."
My favorite line... "Kill the reds! Kill the reds! Kill the reds!" *looks down* "I don't think you're gonna like this..." haha, great web series!
I don't like the red vs. blue jersey idea. It's a novelty. The Game just doesn't need it.
It's not a novelty. This is how every Michigan - Ohio State game used to be. There have been more games played this way than with color vs. white.
It's a for-real throw back.
The game is perfect. I was thinking about how close it's getting last weekend. It's such a cold magical Saturday. Please don't over look Iowa. Then, as always it's on.
I thought this was going to be a Halo 4 team battle with Mgobloggers and 11W. Someone should set this up.
you'll want me on your team.
I would be so down for that!
He did go to Grandville afterall
They wear scarlet...yes, I do distinguished between the spectrum, and hate all incarnations of "red". Just saying, however, this would be an interesting change of pace, if not add to the tradition and rivalry. This is a good point!
What do we with that??? Am I the only one concerned about this often overlooked historical footnote in Ohio/Michigan history? In some way, we should honor the heros lost in that Great War. Perhaps a patch in the shape of Toledo on our uniforms.
Whoa, how did you get my photo for your avatar? I'm a private person.
The only casualty sustained was a non life threatening stabbing by way of pen knife.
presenting me with these facts.
I would love to wear blue as much as possible, much like LSU almost always wears white. I don't see why people think it is messing with tradition. As others have stated, the reason that one team wears white was due to black and white televisions. There is no reason to keep that going if your only reason is "because that is how we have always done it." Calling Michigan's white road uniforms a tradition is going out on a limb IMO. I also don't consider it a gimmick to wear the best uniform in sports as much as possible. We can still wear white against NW and Iowa (black and navy would probably be tough to differentiate), but I am in favor of wearing our blues against red and green schools.
My order of preferences:
(1) Both teams wear their damn uniforms (classic look).
(2) Red vs. blue
(3) Leave the home team's uniform alone and mess with the visiting team's uniform in some silly, 21st century way.
(4) Mess with the home team's uniform / both uniforms (e.g., with fake "throwbacks").
I'd be fine with red vs. blue, but that's really just because it feels like our chances of seeing The Game played with actual, classic uniforms might be fading. In reality, though, since you don't sell more jerseys by having red vs. blue, I think this is unlikely. It's all about the $$$.
Not necessary. USC/UCLA is a special case because they're both schools in L.A. (and they both shared the Coliseum for awhile). Our tradition is to have only one home team. Keep it as it is.
1) the boys whip OSU and
2) recruits think AA should be their future home.
Old men on recliners will still support the program given 1 & 2 despite any funky unis. Just win with integrity.
I wouldn't mind this idea, but remember that both schools have already messed with the home jerseys and survived the torches and pitchforks.
That would be very cool, coming from an outsider.