Found this on the twitters. Oh boy.
I don't mind fucking around with the finish so long as we don't get any goofy logos or anything like that. Also don't mind alternate jerseys for bowl games generally - if there's a proper time to do it, it's that. Just hope it looks good.
The tiny corner shown in the picture looks good to me.
Not that anybody in the athletic department gives two shits what I think........
The winged helmet is still the winged helmet. As long as we don't mess with that, then I'm fine. Besides, chrome actually looks pretty good.
I'm gonna grammar nazi and I'm not sorry. Hyped. Hype is a noun. A person cannot be hype.
(Also if they need chrome helmets to get fired up then someone isn't doing their job.)
I cannot believe that they need helmets to get them fired up! Who is to blame for this?
but dictionary disagrees with you.
It still doesn't mean the same thing as "hyped up."
I've seen the phrase used just as the commenter to whom you responded in real life. Not that it's proper English (it's not if we're going Merriam-Webster/College english paper; we are if we're going college creative writing or cultural or anthropological paper, I bet, if used in the context described below), but it's definitely colloquially/dialectically utilized in that manner, precisely, and I've heard it utilized in that manner precisely to describe getting a football team "pumped up" (to use a phrase circa 1995) by the high school football players I tutor currently in Chicago. I.e., "We was/were gettin' hype before we ran out." They live on the west side, if you're curious.
And i'm going to point out your old :D lol i'm kidding but....
Chrome looks turrible on the field. Looks like a bunch of dudes with Christmas ornaments for heads.
this lil guy thinks it's pretty cool...
It's really interesting to hear you say that the chrome really helps the helmets stand out on the field and look GREAT on tv SINCE WE'VE NEVER WORN THE FUCKING THINGS EXCEPT IN YOUR IMAGINATION.
But... But.. He "tweets @ recruits" and they get real hyped!
Someone poop in your cereal today? Yeesh.
Isn't it probable that the comment that you're criticizing was watching a different team with chrome helmets and thought they stood out??
This will totally end well.
Didn't this pop up and while ago (like the beginning of the season?) and was debunked? Because those look awful familiar.
Every photo on the internet is brand new and should be treated as such
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Yeah, I think they were rumored for the Notre Dame game.
Matte Blue and Chrome Maize would look sweet.
I'd like to see at least a mock-up with the Maize and Blue inversed, that would be sick and would definitely get some attention. Hell, I'd buy an ornamental helmet to face the one I already have on my dining table. But agreed, 100% on the Matte Blue and Chrome Maize.
There is a picture of that. A famous picture. Behold. Perhaps the most infamous photo ever taken, of one of Michigan's "iconic" helmets.
Matte helmets. Dumbass arena football jerseys. White shoes. Every gimmick that Michigan managed to avoid since the dawn of color photography.
I like the Matte finish better than the Chrome. Regardless, both would look good...as long as we're winning!!!
are you taking notes???
Stop messing with the uniforms already. Please?
But the players love it and it helps in recroooooting.
This is old
You must have the most incredible filing system known to man...
Why not roll with blue pants for an away game. Would look nasty I think.
I don't care much for the helmet though.
You know what would look good with blue pants? A maize jersey and inverted color scheme on the helmet. (/s)
This will happen by 2016 for recroooooting. (sadly not /s)
I'd be totally fine with us never having a uniform that could be described as "sick" or "nasty".
In modern youth vernacular, I'd be fine with "real", "epic", possibly "straight dope".
I'm so sick of this shit. I'm so sick of debating this shit, too.
Pick two uniforms. Or be explicit and clear about what the team is going to wear and when they're going to wear it if Adidas/Hunter Lochmann decide they want to market some clowniforms for 'crootin sake.
In other words, enough is enough. We don't have to recruit like Oregon because we have more to our program than alternate uniforms and a Nike building. Other teams do just fine without this shit. But we're followers now, not the Leaders and Best. So I guess it's a lost cause.
You get worked up too easily.
Don't say anything negative about the band or he'll really explode.
It's just sad that a bunch of 60 year old, wine and cheese types who sit the entire game and barely make a peep think they should dictate where the program goes and know better than the Athletic Department. If it was up to them Michigan would still be playing in leather helmets. I've yet to hear of a recruit or player who didn't love the alternate jerseys and I know most of my friends love the changes as well. Guess what, times change and sometimes the program has to change as well.
You know that the "Bando" in his name means he was in the band, right? Pretty sure that gives you a lifetime fan card, and I don't know too many former bandies I'd call "quiet wine and cheese types". Vodka smuggled in sousaphones more likely.
In other words, it's on.
I laced my cymbal edges with crack.
that they would just decide whether we are going to be an alternate uniform program or not and then roll with without any reservation. If we are not going to be, then never, for any reason, deviate from the two traditional uniforms, not for bowl games, not for special games, not for any reason. If we are going to be, than just do it already and have a whole closet full of options for any game, Illinois, in October, because we feel like breaking out some matte and piping and shit, no other reason needed. I just wish the debate would end, either do it or don't and then do it or don't.
Obviously I'd prefer we never change it, but I agree with you 100%. And to that I'd add, if you're going to do an alternate, don't half ass it. Not half assed: UTL 1. Half assed: 'Bama, last year's bowl. The sugar bowl ones I thought were just nice aways that we ought to use more often.
like the Sugar Bowl uniforms a lot. They were a little busy with the Sugar Bowl patch but overall those have been my favorite alternates yet.
What high school do you and your friends attend?
It's not about recruiting and never has been. That's just an easy answer. They do it because it's a Cool Thing. Some people really like Cool Things. Dave Brandon, the players, and select members of the fanbase spring to mind. Some people don't like Cool Things, and other select members of the fanbase spring to mind. It's as simple as that.
Whenever new jerseys are announced I tweet @ recruits to see what they think rand 100% of the time it's been positive. Look at the reactions other schools get as well, all positive.
... have been suffering, for lack of uniformz?
I don't mind if recruits "like" uniformz. Recruits can like tattoos, too. It doesn't make them smart, or necessary, or wise brand management.
When the NFl started doing alternate and throw back uniforms you knew it was only a matter of time before college team did the same thing. As long they are here and there it doesn't matter much. It's actually great for brand management because A. people talk about the uniforms and B. people buy them. The way some folks complain you would think Michigan hasn't changed it uniform in 50 years.
Everything gets updated to be sleeker and cooler in time. Man looking at that Brady jersey makes me miss Nike. Thing is tho there has always been changes to the uniforms and helmets. It might be something like color, adding terrible piping or maybe bumble bee stripes but when you start with this
any change is drastic
My philosophy is don't mess with the home jersey. When people think of michigan football they think of the winged helmet, blue jerseys, and maize pants running out the tunnel and slapping the banner.
Go crazy with away jerseys. Blue pants, inverted color scheme helmet, polka dot jerseys I don't care.
It also has a lot to do with, you know, money. They make a bunch of it by selling one-off jerseys.
I know you were kidding about these, but they're actually kind of cool. And I generally dislike alt uniz.
And typically don't mind uniformz.
this is old old old news
I love the traditional unis but the bowl game is the best time to bust out the alternates. If we went with our standard home look with the chrome helmet I would be completely fine. Also, away jerseys and white pants would be awesome.
No white. No, no, no, no, no!
These aren't so bad. Outline the blue numbers with some maize, get rid of the stripes, and add a solid blue M to the hip area.
I can sort of see what you're saying with the suggested changes, but its my humble (okay, not so humble...) opinion that the uni pants should be a color other than white.
and blue pants available for both home and away games would be the most simple and understated way to expand our look in football. All blue homes once in a while, all road whites, blue with white on top on the road, even white with blue on top for home once in a while. All of those combos would be nice to shake things up and would not require changes to the uniform design.
Just win the bowl game!
My thoughts exactly. As long as we are winning the right way we could wear green and red and I'd be happy.
Although you never see teams like Alabama, Auburn, Texas or USC diving into the uniformz.
Yeah, but those teams are awful at recruiting.
But seriously, I'm pretty sure Texas had some black jerseys a few years ago.
I lol'd when I picked up on your sarcasm.
I'm against getting wrapped up in the recruiting hype because as we have been drinking Dantonio's proverbial milkshake in recruiting he has been drinking ours on the field. So I have taken the approach that I don't care about where a kid was ranked in high school. I only care about what he does at Michigan.
That how it should be! Stars do not mean anything if it isn't applied on the field.
Looks pretty sweet. I withhold final judgment until I see the entire helmet and uniform.
And looks way cooler IMO. Several teams have brought that out this year.
Alt unis = good as long as they are tastefully done and respect the institution and its history and culture.
Creatively bizarre or jerseys that try to hard = bad like Indiana's candy cane look.
Let's not put words like "honor" on the jerseys instead of names as it looks cheap and like you're trying too hard to show support for x cause. Let's avoid the "camo look" as well. Also, no super shiny helmets or neon colors.
See, Oregon knows how to do alt unis well, Indiana and NW do not.
I think we're wearing these for the bowl game
for bowl games...I just wish they had a standard. BCS-level bowls may warrant special uniforms. Going to the Gator Bowl or the Meineke Car Quest Bowl or whatever...not so much.
Dave brandon found out that by replacing bowl game patches with bowl game Jerseyz he could make more money. Game changer. I can't wait to see what the Adidas people come up with for this years bowl.
How bad will it be when we come in to the gator bowl wearing who knows what and Georgia comes in wearing thier classic uniform and pounds us. As long as the recroooots like it won't matter.
If we were at the Rose Bowl, I'd like to see us in our traditional uniforms for the traditional game.
For the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, who cares what you are wearing? It's a bowl named after a chicken wing.
Our helmets say Michigan on the white clamp on the front, not Schutt like in the picture. Definitely an old pic
Bowl games are exhibitions. Whatever. If this sees the field of Michigan Stadium, I'd be upset.
You can buy a Navy Blue Chrome Helemt from Schutt, not to hard to have someone paint the wings on it. My guess it someone made this.
This fucking board feeds on complaining. It needs complaining to survive. When there is not something to actually complain about, or when the normal fodder has grown stale, it will make shit up.
A chrome helmet is a way to get Hand back. Duh!
I like it. I think they did a nice job.
If they're going to do this, might as well get a full new alternate uniform. Unless it is the Rose Bowl or College Football Playoffs, I don't care. Do whatever you want.
The Game? No. Don't touch it.