also duty-free guys falling over and grabbing their shins
on Bentley, the stripes seem to come from the 1880's and 1890's:
1889 with stripes:
1894 with block M:
1899 stripes with vest over:
Yes they are ugly versus the purity of our home jerseys. But, if Notre Dame's are something historically similar, I think this is a pretty cool reference to the past for two programs with a very long history. Much better than a simple maize jersey.
Note the striped socks in the 1894 photo.
It also might make for a cool baseball sleeve length t shirt.
FWIW, I liked the Big Chill jerseys - the ones that the team wore, not the cheese ball bright yellow retail versions.
Those 1889 jerseys look like prison uniforms.
I could go for the long sleeve + block M look, though.
So why didn't the team all wear the same uniform back in those days?
Some are practice jerseys, or maybe you had to earn your stripes .........
I hate these jerseys
I am all set to make the trip from Arlington, Tx to A2 for this epic night of football. Everything about the game, hoopla, Desmond tribute, and such have only fueled my excitement. This is the one thing that just makes me cringe. I don't want to spend an entire night looking at these.
The game has so much with it, it doesn't need a uni change. It's going to be so annoying, b/c you know it's going to be harder to read player #'s. Just so awful.
And I do realize the point is to sell J's, and this is the perfect opp for that. But I never saw the sense in buying a throwback anyway - do you wear it to the next throwback game?
Please tell me this is a joke.
We're the last college in the universe to finally, FINALLY host a night game and THIS is what the players are going to wear?
Seriously ? I consider these Throw-Away jerseys.
C'mon DB ... remember, "This is Michigan", wtf is this as a part of tradition. Did Bo ever use a uniform as some form of incentive or trick ? uhhh No !
Send up the signal - Brady Hoke, please Save Us from this travesty !!!
Go Blue !
what kind of ugly jersey Adidas makes for ND. They've got some ugly throwbacks to work off of: http://onefootdown.fantake.com/2011/03/17/the-definitive-notre-dame-unif...
I think if we look better than ND, it might not be so bad. If they wear a better jersey than us on our own home turf though...well, at least we've got Denard right?
win the game
The players will look like friggin bumblebees!
on the chest and MOAR flames on the pants.
Holy shit these are the worst things I have ever seen. Possibly worse than the Process. Fire Dave Brandon pls.
Those are some ugly ass jerseys. No wonder they want to to show them off at night. I hope there is a power outage when they plan to do the unveiling.
WTF is this!
I'm so pumped for the ND game! I don't like the jerseys that much but the idea is good! So excited to see MIchigan Football back even if the jersey is kinda...ugly. :)
Are those jerseys f'n ugly. Please do not do it!
Go with the numbers on the helmet and call it a day.
Ehh not a fan, but what does my opinion matter? They will either do with these, something completely different, or keep our current modern jerseys.
Actually this whole thread missed the backstory.
These are NOT the retro jerseys we will wear. The Freep got confused.
These ARE Drew Sharp's pyjamas.
OK, so, relax.
Am I crazy, because I think these uni's are actually sweet. Neg me all you like.
Sorta, kinda, not really?
Is that Wil Wheaton?
On second thought, I kind of like them. It will be kind of cool to see a block M on the front without huge numbers, and whole the stripes may look weird right now I have a feeling that they will look good under the lights.
I'm going to reserve judgement til after I see them on a player. I have a neutral reaction as of right now.
If we went back to the 50s or 60s, those uniforms looked good! Looks like the last time Michigan football wore striped sleeves was in the 20s. We better keep Crislers winged helmets for this game!
adidas will take every opportunity to put a stripe on something..ugh.
adidas will take every opportunity to put a stripe on something..ugh.
I KNEW NIKE WOULD DO THIS DUMB GARBAGE, GIVING US PRO COMBAT UNIFORMS THAT MAKE LESS THAN ZERO SENSE! Oh wait, we're still with Adidas. Atleast that argument has officially died.
Please don't let those be what we wear.
for all the Michigan alumni in the league to drop a media firestorm on Brady Hoke for coming in and allowing our most sacred tradition to be sold out under his watch. He just comes into this job and changes everything? Doesn't he care about the MICHIGAN TRADITION? etc
I get your sarcasm / was going to post something like this myself. You probably should have posted with a /s
Clearly, we Michigan fans are an emotional lot when it comes to changing anything - even if the change is based on tradition from our own ancient past.
I don't like the Devner Bronco throwbacks either - but for just one game between the two most storied programs in college football - this will be OK. We'll live through it. It may even look really cool in the lights - especially with dreads.
am warming to it. Without seeing the entire ensemble it's not an easy call. DOES have an early football feel, and DOES invoke M's long tradition. Will be very curious about the helmets.
My thoughts on going back to old designs... there is a reason we don't wear that design anymore.
There is no design that will make everyone happy. Personally I think they look ok and at least they aren't blinged out like Oregon or tosu. They do resemble our jerseys from when we wore leather helmets with the block M on the front. It's one game, we just need to deal with it.
Maybe this is just an example of Dave Brandon getting back at the Freep.
I actually really like the stitching pattern. The stripes, not so much.
This release has all the makings of a classic Dave Brandon trial balloon ... floating it out there to see what the public thinks.
Just like "potentially" moving M-OSU and the tempest in a teapot that provoked?
If anyone associated with Michigan over the past three years "doesn't get it," it's Adidas.
"Well, it could be worse. Right?"
It's not that bad. At least we can see the players easily.
Is it at least bulky enough I can smuggle in my now contraband water under it?
Just dump the antiquing and add a small number centered under the V-neck on the front.
I also love Adidas. I feel obligated to say that because everytime it comes up on this board there is a ton of anti-adidas comments.
All blue pants with this uniform would look sweet.
Normal jerseys please?
Honestly, I like them, a lot. What vintage are they?
Don't like them. Not adverse to the stripes, but they should be smaller like the Big Chill jerseys.
Something doesn't work with the M on front and numbers on back.
Blah. Our current jerseys are throwback enough already.
It would be ok if there weren't stipes. It would be even better if we just wore the regular uniforms...
God help us all. And we were afraid of what Nike may do to our beloved uniforms.