Just was watching college football live and they were showing denards helmet in his locker cubby, and it had a grey facemask. Are they going to be grey tonight? I'm in favor of them, they look sweet.
I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Yep. I think it was announced at the same time as their new uniforms.
thanks, i guess i didnt get that info. sorry mods for me being dumb
I am sooo at the edge of my seat in eager anticipation at this development.
But, does coach Hoke know that there are a group of people who think grey goes so very well with scarlet, and because of those people, Michigan changed the color of their facemasks?
Glad you think they look sweet, though.
I haven't minded any particular alternate uniform this season except the MSU one (too much maize). But this is Michigan, dammit. We don't need to break out a slightly different outfit for every game. I don't care if they pick blue or gray facemasks, helmet numbers or not, but pick one and stick with it. Hell, I wouldn't even mind one alternate uniform per season that much. But this season we will have used three helmets, two home jerseys, four away jerseys (for only five away games!), and two pairs of pants. We're the winningest program in history, and we shouldn't need gimmicks like this.
/shakes fist at cloud
Is that you?
Agreed. Why are we messing with a good thing? Weren't we just picked by some fashion-minded panel in the WSJ as the best uniforms in college football?
for our home unis not away.
Oregons chrome was so dope i would not mind seeing UM do the two-toned chrome for its Brandon Traditionfest alternate uni's next year.
(Oh, and Michigan in chrome helmets would be a travesty of epic proportions.)
Exactly. This is Michigan Fergodsakes!
I was hoping for neon brown with rainbow chrome specks brought to us by Arbys. Damn.
Yes they will be wearing the Legacy Helmets for this game, I remember hearing it when the Sugar Bowl uniform was released.
Hopefully the record wearing those helmets can move to 2-0 on the season.
Did they wear the legacy helmets vs little brother?
God I love the internet.
I'm old enough to remember when you tuned into a bowl game when it started on TV, and turned it off when it was over. The next day there was a paragraph about it in the newspaper. If you were really lucky, there was a color picture. That was the whole show.
There was nothing else . . . no scouting, no hype videos, no sneak peaks at unis, no post-win Muppets. Nothing. If you observed something of interest, you were left to pontificate it on your own. If you had a question, there was nobody to ask.
Now we can discuss the facemasks, the jerseys, the players' dreads, Brady Hoke's game-day diet, the color and texture of the artificial turf, the hotness of the cheerleaders, 1st quarter tendencies . . . all two weeks before the game.
Not living in the Midwest, I used to be starved for information on Michigan. I've now reached a saturation point by the time the players arrive at the bowl city.
Did you see the Oregon Cheerleaders? LOL
They import them from LA. So, why can't we?
Yet here you are reading and posting in this thread.
Wait, there are hot cheerleaders?
signed, Old Guy
One day, U-M is going to come out wearing matte navy blue helmets with glossy maize wings and this place is going to go bonkers.
Or blue chrome plating with yellow chrome wings, and sequined blue jerseys with yellow satin pants and white shoes with LEDs that blink ads for Dave Brandon.
They'll go well with the @#$%@ mascot that's sure to come next.
And I can't find my torch OR my pitchfork.
And some board members will shrug and not get bent out of shape over things they realistically have very little control over at the moment.
I'm unsure about the grey facemasks.
Apparently, Michigan used to have grey facemasks when Bo came in. He said to get rid of them because another school wore grey. I would have liked to think that they would have never returned, oh well.
According to the Helmet Project, Bo tolerated the gray facemasks for six seasons before going to blue ones in 1975.
I can understand being tired of the jersey changes (although I think they were prompted by the players' dislike for their original 2011 jerseys), but I can't get worked up about facemasks.
In all honesty I had no idea what color our normal facemasks were before I read this thread.
along with the numbers on the helmets.
If grey helps the team perform better because of the lower contrast with other colors in the field of vision, or less glare, I'm all for it.
When you're playing, the facemask color really doesn't matter. At least that was my experience playing high school football (3 seasons in a white mask, one season in a red mask).
Who besides those on this site with esoteric knowledge would even recognize them and know they used to be grey? More importantly, who would want them to go back to that? What's next, big puffy 80's shoulder pads and mesh jerseys?