Dam that revenue stream.
Do we get free admission to the game in Dallas if we wear that then?
Things will get out of control. They will get out of control, and we'll be lucky to live through it.
Why did you post a picture of a lady in Belgium Shepard hat?
My 10 year old wanted one until I convinced him it wouldn't look good with his sunglasses. He went with the Big House beanie. Behold, his awesomeness:
You sir, are a good father.
on saturdays i see more than too many of these on men in their late 30s wearing this crap? is this the mindset of our fanbase????
I think there can be a playfulness / self-parody to a 30 something wearing the "mascot" hats. Unfortunately for every one person who "gets it" there are 30 that think you are an idiot. I don't like those ratios. Also if something were to happen, who is taking the guy wearing the plastic Wolverine hat seriously?
I have the first one and I rather like it. It's great for the wierd looks I get on Halloween if nothing else.
for the 3-7 year old demographic
Hey the second one might be good at keeping my head warm in a cold november game.
I dont mind the first one because it is based off the helmet.
We need to see the cup as half full. Maybe having a bunch of crazy fans in the stands with these mascott heads will be the official mascott. Fans feed off the other fans more than some contrived on field mascott anyway.
Edit: You forgot to mention this is child's size. This could still answer the perceived need to have a mascott for the kids though.
Beg to differ
They have the king of all contrived mascots. How could anyone say "fear the nut" and take themselves seriously? If a Buckeye is named that because it resembles a deer's eye, why wouldn't you use some kind of a bad ass Turdy point buck type mascot?
My dad's from Western NY and he calls them the horse chestnuts.
Is that really so weird for Halloween coming up?
Making a post out of this is as dumb as the person who read the "boilerplate" language in the Alabama game contract and suggested the sky might be fallin because "mascots" get in free to the game.
Get it together people.
You may be right, but the mden has a holiday section and this thing is not on that page. If they remove it from the site after halloween maybe you're right. I only posted it because I wanted to make people aware that it exists.
I would ask everyone who hates the idea of a mascot to email dave brandon and tell him what you think about it. Organizations like this get a surprisingly little amount offeedback, so you can truly make a difference by doing this.
I'm as anti-mascot as anybody, but if this is really a "Child Fuzzy Michigan Mascot Hat," as the page states, this is not anything to get worked up about.
Selling t-shirts that say "Lee Chose Wisely" with a picture of Lee Corso on them is offensive to Michigan's brand--much more offensive than "Child Fuzzy Michigan Mascot Hat."
I don't think it should be a crime to shoot anyone you see wearing this.
Come on, man, I got paid $100 to model that....
all of the fail in this picture...
The adidas logo and shoe stripes is a nice touch. Well played.
That's a Photoshop job, right? Nobody in their right mind would actually wear something like that. RIGHT??
I'm getting one! #HALOL
Looks like my mother-in-law
I for one welcome our new mascot overlords. I'd like to remind David Brandon that as a trusted MGoUser, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in his underground money caves.
This is our mascot. Get used to it.
Is its name "Emmy"?
Naturally. Emmy the M. You need two people in the suit at once and it needs to be at least 6 ft wide.
If we must have a mascot, the block M with legs sticking out is exactly what it should be. And it should be as ridiculous as the Stanford tree.
I've said this for the past 20 years and I would support it 100%.
They have a history of being granted an inexplicable permission to mess with official brands. Remember that Claw/Block M Logo a few years back...?
AD Imperius is smart ... Float trial balloons, find the right product and then market the heck out of it. By 2014 we will have wolverine willy competing in the Capital One mascot challenge.
I hate this. This is so fucking stupid.
how is one supposed to wear that? doesn't it cover up your face so you can't see out? or is the face on the back? is this just a golf club head cover?
Chef hat style is what I was thinking.
oven mit. But as a hat - fail.
and could I have two for the nephews?
the blazen red tongue.
Dear Mr. Brandon, I understand college athletics is about money and I applaud your efforts to maximize income to keep the M machine moving forward. However, in my opinon, ANY mascot will hurt the M brand and make us appear cheap. The only exception would be a large, real wolverine roaming the sidelines, but I doubt that would be safe. Thank you for listening to your supporters who spend many MILLIONS of doallars a year on tickets, merchandise and donations.
Edit: What makes this flamebait? Am I missing something, have never had this before. Thank you.
why someone would pay $75 to $100 for a ticket then put something on that blocks most of their vision
Why don't kids get it? Mascots aren't a Michigan tradition. Kids are so self-centered. They will never understand. /s
They could do much worse (than the OP).
Panic!! Blame Rich Rod!!!
From the New Era website:
But if there's no choice it had better be Emmy.
I'd be hard-pressed not to sock that goofy thing right square in the nose
I just Dantonio'd and Killed at the same time
I'm suddenly very self-conscious of my avatar... don't you judge me!