New Adidas Techfit Jerseys: When?
They wore them vs. Iowa.
They were supposed to, but they havent worn them at all.
All of the players tried them on one week in practice, to see if they would be ok to wear in a game, but none of them liked them because they were too tight and alot of guys had trouble breathing.
I talked with a couple guys about them and they all said they ride up under their pads, making them pretty uncomfortable, aside from the fact that they're way too tight.
Can we just go back to Nike already?
and see the Michigan version of those Pro-Combats...no thank you.
We would not agree to the pro-combat uniforms. Just like Penn State.
Yeah I agree. We played so much better with that Nike Swoosh on our jerseys.
it's all about the UA now.
and give up this?
$60 Million ($28M over Nike) with a nice little "most favored program clause" where no other school can earn more than Michigan.
I know it's not all about the money, but adidas was also putting two full time people on-site in Ann Arbor to support the athletic department (only 1 person at other schools) and a bunch more equipment and such for non-revenue earning programs than Nike.
I would like to see a resurgence of the retro adidas logo:
I'm starting to feel like we have an addias curse or something, with football, basketball, and even hockey struggling most of last season
WE MUST PROTECT THIS BIG HOUSE!!!
nike is vastly overrated. stay with adidas or switch to underarmour.
NEED MORE MAIZE!!!!!
I need actual maze, not this highlighter eye-bleed yellow they've been pushing.
but what if you get lost in there and never heard from again?
hence the highlighter yellow. But yea, I don't like it either.
uhhh do you have a source for that claim? Is it even possible to trademark a color? not a logo, but just the color? Isn't that considered public domain?
A color can be trademarked in certain circumstances. I can't imagine the University of Michigan would give up the rights to Nike.
The University has it's own brand guidelines which includes official colors...
From the Daily:
Nike also copyrighted the color “Maize,” so Adidas actually had to make a new version of our school color, now known as “Sun”
Now I'm curious.
I wonder where the Daily found that information. Reading through the MGoBlog thread, many of the other posters were doubting that statement also... not that it makes it anymore true or false.
Thanks for that. I had been wondering why the color changed.
I like the old color much, much, better. That is quite absurd that a color shade can be copyrighted.
Well they went the wrong way. Should've gone with a darker yellow rather than 'if your pee looks like this, see a doctor immediately' yellow.
Not to mention that Nike used the same bright yellow on its uniforms. I have a jersey from 1998 and the shade of yellow is indistinguishable from what we have now.
There was a bit in the UniWatch ticker a few weeks ago that the players vetoed them after trying them on for the first time because they were far too snug.
(I think "halal" means "Shariah-law-compliant.")
I don't have any insider info, but I would assume that they debut the jerseys next year. It makes more sense from a marketing standpoint, especially if we are going to be getting a new away jersey which I hope we do.
They wore them last week againt Illinois.
You can tell because they have no seems.
off topic, but somewhat related i.e. jersey manufacturing
crisler autobiographies say he invented the tear away, but if you google it russell corp says they invented it
what have you done.....NOTHING....NOTHING!
A good U-googlizer
this was from last week's game - same old jersey. http://www.flickr.com/photos/annarborcom/5151889696/in/set-72157625199282921/ They havent worn them yet
I knew I wasn't crazy I've been anticipating the new jersey's hard for a while right now and was gonna be real pissed if I was too drunk last weekend to notice they were wearing them...
They look exactly the same... Not much to really go crazy about.
the easy difference to spot is how the adidas logo is framed by a trapezoid in the new jersey
Besides looking cool, what are the benefits of the techfit jerseys? Would it make it hard for opposing teams to grab the jerseys since they are tighter?
1.) As you stated, tighter -- harder to grab the jersey
3.) More mobility, especially around the arms
4.) Cooler -- wicks away moisture
Theres an entire series on youtube about the benefits of these jerseys. I really wish they worked out for the team, cause I think they look 100x better than the current ones.
We haven't won a game since the jerseys were debuted by Adidas (the week of the Iowa game). RR promised the team he would let them wear them once they won a game and became bowl eligible.
You'll see them Saturday. Book it!
Soo your saying there's a chance
Why does adidas need to have their name underneath the three stripes logo? You don't see Nike, UnderArmour or Reebok doing that.
Those other companies have much more recognizable logos(Nike + Underarmour) that don't incorporate their name in it. However, Reebox's logo might be similar to the three stripes.
Because they're douchers.
They feel the need to mark their territory by pissing on everything with their retarded logo.
Seriously look at RRs presser videos. On his apparel you'll notice the Adidas logo 5(!) times, and the M logo twice.
Yeah, increased money, but how much are we losing because people aren't buying the adidas gear? i haven't brought a single thing with that crappy shade of Maize they use. Hanging onto my nike stuff, hoping we go back.
Yeah, increased money, but at what cost? Hey, we'd get money from advertising in the Big House, let's do that too. We may as well, because our current apparel from Adidas is just as bad. All of our coaches and players are walking Adidas billboards.
These Nike jerseys had a much more discreet logo -- it was way more old-school and more attractive. Please, DB or whoever is in charge of such things, SHRINK THE CRASS LOGO.
Adidas needs to get out of football, for some reason they just can't produce good uniforms. They obviously made a campaign out of these new jerseys, and then they're so bad a team refuses to wear them. And on top of that they emphasize their logo way too much. Nike's the way to go, the jerseys fit, and the recruits like the brand.
Does this picture illustrate that nike makes players better (long, henne, and hart are in the NFL). Or maybe I'm just saying that because I miss the ol' nike uniforms.
Block lettering for the names, stitched numbering and lettering (instead of silk-screened), and a tiny Nike logo. Adidas, DB, are you listening? Even the road uniforms were better. Yes they had weird maize piping going around the waist, but it was much more discreet than the current wavy Adidas nonsense.
Our game jerseys aren't silkscreened now, and I can't recall a time in recent history that they were...
I miss those three guys.
they dont have a current low top that has velcro. Denards wearing shoes from last year. That alone should be reason to switch back to nike.
Denard actually got an upgrade with shoes post UConn.
I don't mind Adidas -- their shoes (Scorch) are one of the best on the market right now with a bunch of NFL players wearing them. I also like Nike -- but Under Armour is by far my favorite brand of the 4 major brands. I just can't see us ever going to Under Armour -- seems to be too gimicky/new age for a tradition rich program.
i dont like adidas at all. Uncomfotable, Not very trendy and all the shoes look alike. Where nike can make a good looking shoe and the swoosh would be very discreet, On Adidas shoes all you see is the 3 stripes. Plus it would be pretty sweet to see some maize shoes, instead of the plain black.
it would be pretty sweet to see some maize shoes, instead of the plain black
I would hope that lightning would hit my home before maize shoes would be introduced.
nike makes some of the worst shoes you can buy. if you run, there are far better brands like brooks. for foootball, UA makes better cleats. i don't get why people are hopelessly in love with nike.
not all maize. something similar to this.
Hagerup wears an Adidas shoe with maize in it, and I believe Gibbons does too.
looks like Tennessee is wearing theirs today.