I was skeptical when I saw pictures of a poorly photoshopped disproportionate model, but now i think these look really dope.
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I was skeptical when I saw pictures of a poorly photoshopped disproportionate model, but now i think these look really dope.
Now that's something I can jump on board with.
Goebbles would be proud.
There was talk that they were easy to grab and ripped easily.
I only hope it's a redesigned product using the same copyrighted name. Copyrights cost money.
Adidas brands most of their performance fabric as techfit.
They look better in the video, but I'm still not a fan. At least we're only going to see them once in the regular season.
Just please have all parts have the same shade of maize......and i like the socks.
can this be our new road uni? pleaseeeeeeee
Still don't like them.
But uh... we're still supposed to be the "home team". Which means they should be blue.
lets be honest, there is nothing that screams "home team" when we are playing in a stadium 20 hours away in the deep south
and admittedly I'm nitpicking here and generally agree with most of your post, but Dallas ain't the Deep South.
I hate them and I hate the socks and hate the gloves even more. Our traditional uniforms are killer. Why do this? For the kids?
The away jerseys with the yellow stripe are hideous. I'm waiting to buy an away jersey for my wall but ill wait until they get a better permanent away jersey.
You'll "wait"? The era of continuity is over bub, this is the era of "Change". Every. Damn. Week.
Our traditional home jerseys are killer.
The away ones? Not so much.
We don't have a great away uni history. There's room for improvement there. But if they do find a good look, then I hope they stick wtih it.
and gloves suck donkey balls. i can live with the rest.
Love everything about them. I wish they would wear these for every road game. Im sure the players and recruits do too.
This is worse in the video than in the pictures. I cannot believe I'm actually going to have to watch these re-used Arena-League jerseys grace Michigan football players. Shame on you Dave Brandon, shame on you. Tradition... go to hell, the fourteen year olds who wear jeans falling off their asses and shirts 10x too big think this looks "cool".
The "fourteen year olds who wear jeans fallin off their asses and shirts 10x too big" are going to be filling our roster in a few years. Thanks for your old, narrow minded opinion once again, Herm.
Herm, this is not 1912. This is 2012. It's a new day and age.
Michigan is still wearing the Blue helmet with Maize wings, Blue home jersey and Maize pants. That's the tradition. Nothing wrong with a little changing it up once in awhile.
"the fourteen year olds who wear jeans falling off their asses and shirts 10x too big think this looks "cool"."
Sorry Herm, gotta call bullshit on this one. As a 16 year-old who wears jeans that fit and flannel shirts, I gotta say, I like these jerseys.
You don't have to like them either. They aren't for you. In all honesty, jerseys should be picked by the players, because holy shit, that's what this is all about. College football is such a diluted cash cow that fans and alumni think they have a RIGHT to dictate what goes on. By donating to the program, or attending games, or supporting the team and the university you should be doing that because you want to see these kids perform well. You shouldn't be paying to complain about what color uniforms they are running out in.
As for tradition, hell yeah, I love me some tradition. Michigan has tradition. Michigan was also innovative. Why can't that be part of the Michigan tradition?
Don't disrespect Herm. You swear at him again, and you'll have a mouth full of soap young man.
Herm it's not 1995. Kids wear the opposite of shirts 10x too big and baggy jeans. It's the dawn of the Hipster.
posted this in the "ANOTHER jersey for the Bama game" cause I thouhgt I would get shredded for starting a new thread about a jersey everyone seems to hate... props for having the balls, lol.
These look badass on an actuall moving person! I wish these were the permanent away uni's
The uniform looks too west virginia to me still. Change that maize shoulder stripe to blue and we'd be in business
Or change it to white.
Maize just does not work on the shoulders. I would have preferred just blue, even white maybe.
just plain would be perfect. but apparently that doesn't optimize the Q zone factor in the righteous demogs.
I like these better than the atrocities that we wore against MSU last year but that's not hard. I still think I liked the Sugar Bowl jerseys more. But I'm willing to give a chance to see them live before coming to a final decision.
look great running through the Alabama secondary in these.
They do look better in the video and they are starting to grow on me. Not bad.
As for all the "traditional" talk, which away jersey is supposed to be our traditional one? The white jerseys have continued to change over the years.
I like them a lot, just a little too much maize though.
At least all the maizes match.
anybody know the who the music is by?!??!?
Song is called "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton
I think Herm.
These look fantastic. Can't wait to get mine in the mail, preordered it yesterday.
its the back with the yellow across the top that sucks to me. I wish the video showed that so I could see how that looks on a person.
Yes, I hate the uni's (particularly the socks and gloves), but I'll get over it with a win. What bothers me most is the blatant use of UM to advertise Adidas. I know, I know, that ship sailed shortly after the Nina, Pinta and Santa Hoke-Lovin' Maria, but still, this is Michigan (ferdivinityofchoicesake). It all just feels cheap (and for me to feel cheapER takes a lot).
Are we sure that it doesn't just say Michigan because it's a faceless model? I imagine they will actually have player names for the real thing.
of the money that they won't say "Michigan" on the back. Come on. You don't really think they'll put "Michigan" on the back, do you?
roy roundtree looks different...
I thought the same thing until I remembered he'll be 21 this year. I don't know why a guy would want to wear three numbers in five years. Just stick with one number and create an identity.
Oh, and I don't like the yellow shoulders.
Not lovin' the socks. Still LOVIN' the one-color numbers more than anything else.
One thing is certain-- Adidas will be rooting for M perhaps more than us. Look what's happened with Denard's UTL jersey. Had we not come back those things would've been on the street for $9.97 during Art Fair... now they've sold like hotcakes all summer.
On a side note, I took my boy to McDonald's for breakfast this summer, and guess what I didn't see a single person buy, even though they were right there on the menu....?
That granola/fruit/McWannabehealthy shit?
Hoke must really be turning the tide on the rivalry.
I kinda dig em
It's ONE game. It's in Dallas, Texas.
I personally don't care.
As long as we're not wearing scarlett and gray (or grey, always get that confused)...or green and white, I really couldn't care less.
"These I like tho and i'll definately buy one"
Dave Brandon just read your post and thought "mission accomplished"
Can anybody explain how this is different from the still photos of a day ago?
Is anybody truly happy that this is the uniform that much of the nation will see us in, for the feature game of the first big weekend of college football?
It wasn't my idea, but it was a good one: what a perfect game this would have been, to feature both teams in their (traditional) home uniforms. That would have been interesting. That would have been a statement. That would have represented innovative college football presentation.
And I'll ask this again as well; what are the details, on how much the Athletic Department really realizes, with these 'commemorative' uniform changes? How much dough are we really making, off the dilution (however minor) of the Michigan brand in this fashion?
These uniforms to me will always be the "Sparty look" away jerseys:
Adidas made ours the way Nike should have made MSU's. Love the block M on the shoulder. Plus, Maize, White, and Blue are just a better color scheme (minus the blue on these i suppose).
The still photos feature a very awkward pose and camera angle made even more awkward by some elementary photoshopping.
For me, at least, the video provides a much better perspective and realistic representation of what the uniform will look like, and I think it looks cooler.
Why couldn't both teams wear their Home jersey's? It would look amazing, to see two teams with such tradition in two of the most classic home uniforms in all of football. Instead, we look like some cheezy West Virginia clearance rack item.
Dislike them strongly.
1. Sugar Bowl Unis
The maize on the shoulder looks hideous, the gloves and socks are awful...this is just disappointing.
I'm with Section 1, should have paid a fucking fine and trotted out the blues against Alabama's reds, like USC did a few years back against UCLA.
We still have a chance for our blue vs. their red unis against Ohio State. Like in the old days.
The only thing redeemable about the whole uni is the helmet.
I'm not a fan of the constant uniform change. As someone said last night, USC, Texas and Bama don't do this shit. We're the winningest program in history by wins and by pct. We don't have a sportswear manufacturer in our back pocket and we have the largest freakin' stadium in the country.
WE DON'T NEED THIS EMBARRASSING CRAP!!!
THIS IS MICHIGAN FERGODSAKES - Brady Hoke
Enough with the cheesy uniforms.
Oh, and by the way...............................................................GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!!
Hater's gonna hate... But I always liked them
At first glance they're almost good. All the 'Maizes' match and I really like the "M" on the shoulders along with the plain blue numbers. But then wtf were they thinking with those gloves, or the socks? And that stripe across the shoulders could've just been LEFT WHITE and it would've been brilliant. Someone clearly started with the right idea this time (unlike the UTL or Bumblebee jerseys), but then they had to go and ruin it... :(
And I couldn't give two dumps about my lawn; I'm 23, I rent.
Adidas has done this same look before. I like them both, not gonna lie.
how could you possibly like those. theyre terrible! i like michigans by the way, i dont care what they do to the road jersey
Looks like they are wearing baby bibs.
We're not Oregon. We have an identity and a tradition without having to manufacture one. Enough is enough with this stuff.
Yeah, from decade to decade. Not game to game
I didn't mind them before, but now I really do like them. I look at it like this folks:
The colors and the helmet are tradition and cannot be touched, the Uni design? There's only so many ways to arrange two numbers and a name on a shirt. Gotta play with this stuff if you ever want a new product. I'm cool with it.
And they should be able to figure out a way to seamlessly integrate the color scheme so it looks cool and yet nostalgic.
We have some X-Games gloves and socks and a giant maize splotch on the shoulders.
This is not a good jersey. Especially if the point was to make something special for such a big game.
Is those gloves sold out in less than 3 days!!! I purchased UTL gloves but c'mon these one are just plain ugly goalie gloves!!!
Michigan was always up there with schools like USC and Penn State (though I hate mentioning anything PSU now) as being football uniforms you don't screw with.
I know this is a fad in college football that I'm just going to have to get used to. But I always liked the whole, "If it's not broke, don't fix it," thing.
Can we bookmark this post (and Brian's take from last year)? Because whenever somebody tries to justify the uniformz with "Oh it's only the away jersey, and that's changed all the time", I want to shake them silly. Changing sleeve size and adding a bar for a decade or two =/= changing it all the time
Call me a de-generate but I'm not a fan of either of those styles. My favorite away uniform is probably the last iteration of nike that we wore with the very subtle maize piping. I don't mind the hip accents on the current adidas ones we have, i just wish the piping and number borders were more subtle.
I've always thought that for a two-year stretch, the Game should feature both teams wearing their home jerseys. There is absolutely no better venue to show off two admittedly classic uniforms (no matter if theirs make me vomit a little). Alabama's all fine and good to use home uniforms for, but it's small potatoes compared to the Ohio game.
Which brings me to a different thought: I can't understand for the life of me why we're so in awe of the idea of playing Bama. I get that they're good but I can't help feeling that we're feeling this resentful inferiority complex just because they've won championships as of late. Taking the High Road on oversigning is great, and I agree with it. But when we boast about it and dismiss victories because "we do things the right way", it just smacks to me of a sort of "slave morality". It sounds like something Little Brother would try to claim (even though in this case, we're actually right).
We do things the right way, and moreover, win or lose, we'll prove it on the field in a little over a month.
I strongly dislike these. Can't we just leave it alone?
and am going to guess that you meant to write "slave mentality." Then again, I'm not fluid in Bolivian.
"Slave Morality" is a term shamelessly copped from Nietzsche's work. It basically means that someone feels weak and powerless, so instead of simply doing what they want and not caring what other people think, they resort to some sort of "morality" that supposedly governs all people. That way, when they get beaten down by the powerful, they can still take comfort in the fact that they're somehow "better" than the ones who just smacked them down
TL;DR: We pound our chests about taking the high road on oversigning and general ethical sketchiness because it makes us feel superior even though we're terrified of Bama. It's a loser's mentality.
[EDIT: not saying here that we should be like Bama. Just saying that we shouldn't use it as a crutch to soften the hurt of an expected loss]
Our performing arts apparatus could still crush their performing arts apparatus in a fight. And that's what really matters, cultural competency.
what do you people not get about these being a single game jersey?!?! you act like this is the end of the world, that all tradition is lost.. jeeeeeeesus.
I was at the MSU game where they threw out those bronze uni's that all my friends (state alums) hated before the game.. then guess what, when it started and they saw how hyped the players and fans got out of them they were fine with it. Motivation is a powerful tool, and if it equates to our players not only liking them, but using it as motivation to play better when we have dumb fuckers getting DUIs and stealing laptops which is 100x more terrible in the nations perception of us... than I AM ALL IN.
And for anyone saying "we are not Oregon" STFU.. you're right, our team hasn't been the most media covered team in America and gone to 2 of the last 3 rose bowls and a BCS title game. We we're down in the gutter for 3 years and now we're back, cut Dave Brandon some slack..
You're right, it was supposed to be a one-game thing....that started with UTL. And then it was, oh well we might as well bust out the away versions, and why not make a Sugar Bowl one too? People are upset because with this addition, we've now worn 6 (technically 7) different jerseys for 14 games now. Throw in another "special" Bowl uniformz, and yeah, people are gonna be a little angry
it was suppose to be a one game thing... and then that one game turned out to be undeniably one of the most exciting/memorable games in Michigan Football history. I didnt agree with busting them out on the road vs MSU but they wanted to keep the ball rolling and we had been embarrassed by little bro for the last 3 years. Anything that helps the team on the road in hostile territory I am ok with. I'm embarrassed that so many Michigan supporters on here are bashing these, be a supporter and support the team however they decide to play or look.
and btw, you can't really count the ones we always wear in a statistic about running up the count... you have to have 2 no matter what. This will be the 4th alternate, who cares.. we're 1 season removed from being the laughing stock of college football. I don't care if they wear pink tutu's if they put up W's...
Because as single game jersies they suck.
Whatever. I'm 40 and I don't hate these uniforms. The clown suits worn last year vs ND and MSU? Terrible. These are fine. I actually wouldn't mind if these were our road unis for the whole year.
if you mean they are terrible by honoring and incorporating historical elements of past teams in them, than yes... they are terrible.
We've gone over this. Those unis didn't really honor anything. MVictors had a post about it.
I prefer the traditional stuff but I'll be getting about 300 pairs of those socks and a pair of the gloves.
cool socks and exciting music can do for one's perception of a uniform.
Seriously though - if nothing else those socks are dope. I need me some of them for my professional business attire.
I've never been a huge fan of our road jerseys (don't hate 'em either), so this is fine for me.
why did they use a skinny guy with a linemans face mask it looks stupid. if they had denard do this video or something it would look a lot cooler.
I saw somewhere on the NCAA 13 website a while back that as new jerseys are revealed for this season they would add them as free downloadable content or as a game update or something like that. These may not come with the first patch set to be released sometime soon, but they should be in the game before we play Bama if what I read was correct.
I've gotta say that if that did it for me I'd be the luckiest man in the world...
... the gloves are so bad.