Terrible zippers on their jackets, absolutely terrible.
I'll be that guy - can we ditch Adidas?
can be attributed to Adidas jerseys!
Adidas jerseys are bad juju.
Wow. I'm happy I'm not the only one who thought about this.
I started a relationship in 2008 and I am with the same woman to this date...did our relationship create a jinx over this football program?!
M won't be sweet until my house is no longer under water. Book it. Inside sources. Guaranteed.
Well, shit, then we're screwed. Trust me.
there's only one way to tell...
if you're still with her come september, we'll be outside your door with the torches.
.. this woman
... or the storied Michigan football program
I can tell you're over 30 because you started a relationship with a woman in 2008, not started banging this broad in 2008.
Nike Pro Combat Uni's, on the other hand...you really want to see Michigan wearing those things?
to mess around with the traditional jerseys.
They can mess with Oregon all they want.
They turned tOSU into the Fightin' Cherry Popsicles this year. I'd rather not risk any contact with Nike.
doing the whole retro thing around the globe.
In European soccer too - they did some hideous jerseys ... guess their new creative director had a brain fart.
That was the best comment I've read in any post tonite.
Those were almost exact replicas of the 1942 Ohio State jerseys. Nike didn't really mess with the design much with the OSU ones.
But they were still very, very ugly. (And does it really make sense to honor a team's 68th anniversary?)
seriously. why come that close without celebrating 69?
They haven't touched Oklahoma's. They're not touching ours.
Yeah I would actually, I believe some of the players probably would too after they got done suffocating due to the ingenious "TechFit" uniforms provided by Adidas.
I thought there was an article on how Nike said that PSU uniforms were a 1 on a scale of 1 to 10 and PSU said "How can we be a zero", Then PSU told Nike to pack sand on the Pro-Combat uniforms. Just what I heard, and I'm sure UM would say the same thing.
I'd be okay with a switch to UA.
Definitely "most preferred" status with UA over Auburn, South Carolina, Temple, Utah, Hawaii, Boston College, South Florida and the University of Western Ontario.
Protect this [Big] House.
I miss Nike. Stuff was just better. Not to mention just classic.
Adidas is also know as bad luck. We are proof of that and so are these teams.
Nebraska until the last few seasons
Also no we can't dump them.... Eight year contract.
Wisconsin seems to be doing fine wearing Adidas. Mississippi State, too.
Is that the exception that proves the rule? The Badgers' adidas contract coincides with one of their winningest periods in the modern era.
TCU hated the cleates they were forced to wear in the Rose Bowl. They were slipping all over in the first half. Athletic tape helped in the second half by covering the smooth parts under the shoe.
Lets not be subject to that. Or Pro Combat Unis
Can they at least fix the highlighter-yellow "maize"?
And even that one is boring and all around not super great.
"PITCH THE DAMN BALL TO ME, TYLER!"
loved that jersey
If Harbaugh is roaming the sidelines in Adidas gear coaching us next year.
Adidas had to call it something else. I would like to see us go back to Nike as well. No team wearing Adidas has ever won the MNC. That little fact aside, I liked the general Nike stuff better.
As far as their changing the unis all the time. I imagine the school has the right to keep things as they want them. tOSU is just getting on the Oregon/Nike bandwagon.
Nike actually has a patent on their color "Maize"
Link or GTFO.
I remember that now, although they didn't copyright Maize itself...
They didn't copyright the term "Maize" being used to describe yellow. That's not possible, and a judge would throw that out in a second.
What they did do is copyright the usage of the term Maize to describe X color value when used on athletic gear sold by competing corporations for the University of Michigan. Rather than just create a different shade of yellow and also call it Maize, which would be somewhat confusing and possibly could be contested in court, Adidas decided it would be simpler to create a new shade and and give it a new name, and trademark THAT. So now, Michigan can have their stuff, call it Maize and everything is fine, but Adidas can't list the color as "Maize" in commercial documents.
They would do it with the away jerseys if they did. Pretty much no one likes our away uniforms (Didn't Bo say we had the worst road uniforms in the country?).
Jerseys look like something in the CFL
You know, I would love to see that worn at the Big House, if for no other reason then it will get the old people out of their seats and making noise instead of just sitting there. But seriously, that looks atrocious.
So-So but i felt like during "THE GAME" that Rutgers was handing us our asses.
would be the sound of people gathering torches and pitchforks, organizing a lynch mob for the entire athletic administration.
I'm gonna have nightmares.
That Big Ten logo is SOOOOOOO last month.
Looking at this, I honestly don't know what to think. They're certainly pretty different from what we're used to. As far as I know, M has never reversed the helmet colors or added a matte finish to the paint. Off-hand, I count 11 Nike logos on the whole uniform which might not go over well with fans who freaked out about the Arby's logo on the Big Chill design.
But yeah, this would probably be the end of the AD administration as we know it if they trotted these out for a home game. I think maize jerseys are about as radical as Michigan's ever conceivably going to get, if it ever comes to that.
The Nike logo on the 'M' on the pants is appalling.
is that Harbaugh will read this blog, see so many commenters saying "could of," "would of," and "should of," and will happily return to Stanford, certain in his belief about UM's General Studies curricula, and The Cardinal's academic superiority.
Please. This site represents The University of Michigan. Learn the basics of English.
Congratulations! You could of kept quiet and thought, "Its no big deal, their just commenting on the internet," but you instead decided to take a strong early lead for Worst Human Being of 2011. I salute you.
Commenting on a person's usage to make yourself feel like a special little flower is brutally pathetic. I should know because I have some questions for you regarding how exactly "The Cardinal's academic superiority" is a complete sentence.
I'll assume your use of "could of" was strictly for comedic effect.
csam also nailed #2 ("its") and #3 ("their") on the list of ten flagrant grammar mistakes that make you look stupid. He also revealed an inability to appreciate that a comma does not indicate the beginning of a sentence.
Yeah, I'm the Worst Human Being of 2011. And I'm still in a foul mood.
It is a message board, not work or school. Besides, you'll find things much more embarrassing to the university just by walking on campus or at the hospital.
There is still tradition in those Nike jerseys. The pants are still maize.
It really looks like something that you can make on NCAA 11'
I'd be down for going all Oregon on our away jerseys.
Me too. I really like Oregon's uniforms and it wouldn't be such a bad thing to have our traditionally boring away jerseys more awesome. The away jersey's have definitely never had the same luster as our coveted home jersey.
Bill Martin is? I know money talks but it is still hard looking at Adidas making our uniforms. I have always been a NIKE fan but since MICHIGAN is going with Adidas, i wear it everywhere go.
Recruits love NIKE TOO. Steve Breaston has been asking for NIKE to come back also.
MICHIGAN does have some great Vintage stuff though.
Always support MICHIGAN NO MATTER WHAT!
So MANY capitalizations in this POST.
This post is full of win of Titanic proportions.
I just wish that when they say they're selling "authentic" jerseys that they were actually, you know, more like what they players wear. The "authentic" jerseys they sell are decent quality, but they're not very authentic, other than that they're made by adidas.
That is the reason that i will not shell out $195 for one and when are the Tech-Fit jersey's going to be available to the public? I called Adidas and they were like, "Ummm.....like, i we don't know." sigh. I understand that they are compression but those look great for a Adidias jersey.
The team isn't even wearing them.
And they're not designed for wear without shoulder pads and football equipment. Why on earth would you want to wear a skintight compression jersey, much less spend $200 for the right to do so?
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It wont' happen for a while, but the quality of the jerseys are not even close to what Nike was creating
Adidas signed Michigan because they offered us twice as much money as any other school that has an athletic gear sponsorship, it's not even close.
I started following Michigan football during OSU week in 2006. I'm sorry...
I don't particularly love Adidas, but all of the Nike rebranding would have the old folks dropping like flies at the first few games.
the America hats and shirts. Who doesn't love America?!