Ugh,now we are forced to watch 2 full games with those hideous pro combat unis (3 if you include the night game) assuming that Ohio st. will were their pro combats when the play Michigan.
Nike announces teams that will wear Pro Combat unis in 2011
Yes. Seems every time a team we play wants to do something special, they want to do it against us.
eh, I'd take one of those pro combat uni's over our adidas night game jerseys
OSU is wearing their's against wisconsin. Rejoice!!
I've HATED how they've looked during the game the last few seasons. Thank gosh that we have a classic look for that one - finally!
Kinda great that we don't give a crap and aren't doing anything special in return.
Is there a link for this or is this every school Nike announced?
Son of a .... that means we won't be able to see their formations until they move. That gives them such an advantage.
It's going to be like Predator out there
different color scheme obviously
Exactly, but it seems like Michigan State's are black and white.
Regardless of color, those unis look like something I would create if I was trying to be a superhero.
what horrible looking uniforms. Do they expect fans to realy buy those hideous jerseys?
Did you forget? we are talking about MSU.
As for those Eagles jerseys - they wore those against the Lions i think, five years ago. And you'd be surprised at how popular those things were from the crowd shots of the stadium.
Does anyone else thing that the 'wings' on the gold and white helmets on the top shelf resemble, when worn, masssive, bushy eyebrows?
I actually like them. The glossy green, the clean simple silhouette of the spartan. It's classy - and that's just about all they got going for them.
I can't see why they'd wear anything but the '60s hats. They're classic. And they hearken back to when MSU was an honest-to-goodness national power.
(it's mine, lol)
I'm impressed with the size of the glory hole at the bottom of the door to your trophy room.
Yes, it is a big glory hole. However, it is also the most lazy glory hole I have ever seen. Is it meant for laying down?
If I could only set that up at the gun range.
Considering MSU had winged helmets before Michigan, I'm not quite following your point...
Yes, UM clearly is famous for their winged helmets. That is not debatable - they are classic.
Nonetheless, I fail to see how MSU "envy" is shown here. MSU had this type of winged helmet before UM ever had their version. MSU is honoring their history.
Like that time when Rerun Van Pelt honored the history of Peanuts by wearing a modernized version of the look he sported in one of his earliest strips, wearing black pants and a striped red shirt, and carrying a baby blanket around.
I can't find a pic of that early Rerun-featured strip, but here's what it would probably have looked like:
And no, it has nothing to do with what Linus Van Pelt wears. It's all about honoring the history of Rerun.
It also reminds me of when they showed that early South Park when they honored the pre-Comedy Central cartoons and Ike appeared in his little known early outfit of green hat and orange jacket...something like this:
You can see it's totally different than Kyle, which this has nothing to do with. Why did I even mention Kyle? We're talking about the Great Tradition of the Ike Broflovski character.
...UM is known for their winged helmet NOW. Other teams used to wear wings before, just like lots of teams had uniforms like Penn State before, but that is PSU's well-known look now. MSU wearing wings now is clearly a nod to the team known for it.
I disagree that this is the "correct take." It is an insanely arrogant take.
Saying MSU wearing certain uniforms "to honor UM" is maybe the most condescending thing I've ever read.
I don't think "honoring" is the right word, but I do see their inferiority complex behind this decision. It's one more thing they want to be able to say "but we did it first" about. Look at their AD's comments about the Big Chill and various other little brotherness that I can't think of right now.
I don't think he was agreeing with the tounge-in-cheek part of my post about it being "more like honoring UM." I was saying that in contrast to the person who said it was "honoring their history." Since the wings are clearly iconic to UM in the current day, it will seem more like a nod to UM than to the past...to people picking up a remote. No idea what MSU's AD is thinking in his head. That is all.
In fact, how is MSU going to sell this look to fans who don't like winged helmets?
However, considering how MSU folks claim "we gave Michigan the wings," and the fact that they'll be wearing these wings against Michigan - it does look a bit like they're trying to make a point, in addition to selling jerseys and "honoring their history." Ohio had wings on their helmets before Sparty did (according to Uni-Watch) but we've never seen those in their pro-combat uniforms against Michigan.
While this may honestly just be an attempt to honor the past, I'm sure they'll continually point out in the week before the game that "we had these helmets before Michigan, who's copying who?" If that is the case, then yes, they're clearly displaying envy that their look isn't as iconic. (This is the same reason I don't want the Bo-era "pride stickers" on M's helmets - too Buckeye-esque).
If they don't holler about that, then you're right, they're just "honoring their history". Michigan is claiming to do that too this year. So even though I feel it's more about sales than history, and ruins what I feel is a pretty iconic looking football game between green-and-white and maize-and-blue, I'm in no position to throw stones, sitting in this glass house. I'll just be happy that Ohio is wearing their pro-combats against Wisconsin, so the Michigan-Ohio State game will FINALLY look the way it should.
You little rascal, scat now ya'hear!
(Not debating the factuality of your claim)
Think of it this way, why, exactly wouldn't MSU use jerseys/helmets from when they were legitimately good?
Using a "winged" design and colors far closer to Michigan's than MSU's is going to look awfully little brotherish to more than just Michigan fans.
Let's ignore Michigan's iconic helmets for a sec. Let's ignore helmets altogether. Why would MSU go away from their current jerseys to black and gold jerseys? Jersey sales, obviously.
I think the "winged" design may be more an effort to get a unique jersey selling in the bookstores and athletic shops around campus than anything else, honestly. The same reason we put stripes on our "historical" jerseys.
...just re-inforces Nike's marketing push to use these hideous things. "See, it's creating buzz."
Anyway, a very "little brother" move to wear winged-helmets. The envy is so green.
Shame to mess with those iconic MSU home jerseys.
LOL b/c they're not at all iconic!
Does anyone have a picture of what it's going to look like?
further contributing to MSU's identity crisis....
That's fucking great! MSU wearing wings for the UM game...god, I'm never letting them live that down. And, no I don't care that they wore them a few years before us. It's not like they were the originators or anything; just another team playing with he seems of the helmet. But only one team has made that design iconic. And that's U of M.
wears against us. But, to play Devil's Advocate, what would you think if the Red Sox wore uniforms with pinstripes while playing against the Yankees? As far as I know, the Red Sox don't have a "throw back" that fits that description and of course recently, they've been the better team. But wouldn't you just kinda scratch your head and wonder "why wear a poor-man's version of your rivals iconic uniform?" Even if* they had done it first.
*I refuse to look it up. But from what I remember learning, only Princeton could claim that they had wings on their helmets before we did.
Actually, I don't think wings were all that rare at one time.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Indiana once had a winged helmet.
And like half the other teams at that time. UM and Princeton were the only ones with the three line design I believe.
What pisses me off about these is until they stop we'll never get to see Michigan and Ohio State play each other when both look like themselves. When's the last time Ohio State lined up their iconic, bird poop-covered silver helmet against the wings? 2008?
I agree, it's been too long since the classic jersey's in The Game have clashed. "Alternative" uniforms should be used much more sparingly, like once every 2-3 years at most.
You know a lot of teams have gone to Adidas when MSU is one the "elite" Nike teams.
Those things suck...