It is just me or is anyone else noticing that the basketball team plays better when they wear the maize jerseys? Why don't they just wear them every damn game?!
Maize Jerseys (no that's not what I'm talking about)
Im with you on this one.
I actually think the maize unis look better then the blue ones, but maybe thats just me.
I agree. Better than the white ones too
If not for the winged helmet, the maize basketball jersey would be my favorite uniform.
you can wear it around the house, on the road, or eat it anytime of day. I say maize all the way, BABY.
But that's only because we use them for night games.
Funny... Maize jerseys AND night games discussed in the same thread, but it's not about football... figures hahaha
I like them, they are way better than white or blue. Plus we do play better....
The white uniforms should be discontinued completely. Not only do they not look as good on the court, but as a fan they do absolutely nothing to help hide the inevitable mustard stains I will pick up watching the game.
the blue jerseys.
But I hate, hate, hate the whites. I hope we stick with maize for the rest of the home games.
They took all the white off the jersey and made them just maize and blue like the football jerseys. I think they would be amazing like that. Hockey should also eliminate all white on the blue jerseys.
Here are some stats for when UM wears each particular jersey...
White 5-2 (71% win pct)
Maize 4-1 (80% win pct)
Blue 0-4 (0 % win pct)
Obvsly the 0-4 in blue has something to do with the fact that they're our road uniforms.
I'd like to see a strength of schedule to assess white vs. maize, but my job's getting in the way of my preferred distractions.
They look better in them and play better. The team should wear them as much as possible.
Anything but the white. Just can't handle it. I'd also like to see the short shorts come back. Oops, just threw up a little bit in my mouth. Never mind.
Am I that old? the blue jerseys with the block M starting off "Michigan" on the jersey? Those were the shit. Rumeal and Glen Rice and Loy Vaught and Sean Higgins. That was the real Michigan basketball, that was nationally relevant for four decades before Ed Martin.
As for white. Well, as Kevin Pollack says in A Few Good Men, "Nobody likes the whites...but we're going to Cuba"
I remember them wearing a replica of those last year as a 20 year anniversary of the '89 team. Those were awesome.
The Maize jerseys are by far my favorite basketball jersey. I am not a real fan of the white and would like to see ALL the home games in Maize from now on.
The unis are looking less like maize and more like bright yellow corn...
The maize has turned into highlighter yellow over the years. Too bright. For some reason I don't mind it as much on the basketball uniforms - bothers me more on football uni's, hockey helmets, etc.
I've altered the "color" on my TV several times thinking my kids have messed with it.
Brighter is better, in my opinion. As long as we don't cross the line of "highlighter" it's good with me.
"The unis are looking less like maize and more like bright yellow corn..."
Your quote is funny given that the color Maize is named after the color of corn. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maize_(color)
I don't get when and how Maize became that ugly, awful, dull gold. Here's a cool article:
This suggests that the current colors are most accurate to the colors used in 1912 and that over the corse of time, somehow maize became closer to gold, but we have now reverted back to the original.
I guess I should have said pun intended.
but the fact that he nixed the block M jersey and brought back the fab 5 style jersey at the behest of the students was a pretty impressive gesture.
Frankly, I think it was a common-sense gesture, akin to taking down the halo.