I'm sure I haven't been the only person to notice, but I'm not sure if anybody has posted on it. A search didn't show anything and I don't remember seeing anything on it. It so happens that all of Michigan's wins so far this year have been against adidas sponsored teams. WMU, ND, EMU, and Indians all sport the adidas gear. This seams like quite the coincidence. For one thing, it's a little odd that we played 4 adidas schools in a row, and even crazier that we only have beaten adidas schools. Our first loss was to a nike school in MSU. We play yet another Iowa school tomorrow and they are also a Nike school. Could Nike be the better product?
Michigans wins so far: Coincidence?
I would give better odds on that loss being attributed more to the first away game than the first team with nike gear.
It's gotta be the shoes....
I guess it would explain the Oregon debacle a couple of years ago.
I do think, though, that the player inside the shoe is a lot more important than the shoe. UM was too young, inexperienced, and injured to win last week against a team playing in its "Super Bowl." It was a valuable experience, and will serve them well in the future.
Besides, they are still 4-1; it's not like the sky is falling.
RE: UM was too young, inexperienced, and injured
Or.... they just played really poorly for most the game.
By all accounts, had UM played an aboverage to good game, they would have won in EL.
I am sorry but this really makes little to no sense to me. It does not matter who the teams uses, Adidas or Nike. Don't read in to this too much; Adidas and Nike are both made in a third world countries, come one there is very little if any difference between the two. It all depends on the players. We had better players than EMU, WMU, and Indiana. Notre Dame probably had better players but we had a better scheme and desire that day.
But i will add, it is kind of interesting that all wins came against Adidas teams, but i don't think that it means anything.
Has there been some kind of contest this week for the dumbest thread possible?
We're getting down to the bottom of the barrel here.
I have heard of the Adidas Curse.
The biggest school the had were Michigan, Notre Dame, UCLA, Nebraska, Tennessee. Soon after signing contracts all these schools had historically horrible seasons. I'm not saying, i'm just saying.
i dont buy into this addidas cures... but personally i like nike a lot more... especially shoes... and shirts and shorts... but good point with the schools that have signed with addidas...
Exactly what does Adidas cure?
Adidas teams are generally overrated. They have been running the same conservative smashmouth offenses for decades. Adidas teams also make the mistake of valuing sheer size over speed. In the world of college football, Adidas teams are dinosaurs.
Nike teams, on the other hand, are fast. Like, really damn fast. Those Nike guys also have exciting spread offenses and amazing conditioning and hotter cheerleaders. And they are also more beloved by sweet baby Jesus, amen, thank you. And did I tell you those Nike teams were fast? They don't call it "Nike Speed" for nothing!
The Wisconsin win this year will be dollars.
In general I've enjoyed the Adidas gear so far -- fairly high quality stuff. As a lifelong Samba wearer I've been really happy with the move.
All my hockey jerseys are still Nike so I'm looking forward to getting a new Adidas one this season.
Aargh, I hate when we lose to the Indians. But then again, I love when we beat them too! Woo hoo! Go west young man!
teams who build megalothic additions to their stadiums having a short 2 year curse.
OSU's 2 worst years in the last 2 decades came while they were rebuilding the shoe.
Penn State's first losing season in forever came when they were building their additions.
Notre Dame has sucked since Touchdown Jesus was obscured with their addition.
Nebraska had a rough couple years during their building project.
Illinois began reconstructing Memorial Stadium last season, and they sucked, and still suck.
...there have been others. Although I'm not holding out hope that Alabama and Texas will suddenly suck.
tell me my sarcasm meter needs adjusting. Because if its not that, I'll be forced to award you with the dumbest thread I've seen in awhile.
We have won because the Gods have chosen to descend Olympus and touch the arm of the Forcier. Thus bestowing upon him status equal to the heros and legends of old.
What would happen if we play Auburn?
Personally, I think Ohio State should switch to Puma so we can take on the Puma/Adidas rivalry.
I am not sure what is more surprising, the idiocy of this thread topic or the people who have given serious replies.
All 3 of MSU's losses have come to Adidas sponsored programs.
I can't believe I am doing this. But, that means, including UM, that MSU has played at least 4 Adidas sponsored programs in their first 5 games. Now, there are two constants in 4 of those 5 games, one constant in all 5 games - the gear and MSU. Which do you think is the reason they lost those games? It is that they lost due to the gear or that MSU lost some close games, and being that 4 out of 5 teams they played were sponsored by Adidas, most of those losses HAD to be to teams wearing Adidas?