Wounded Warrior jerseys....Courage and Duty to replace names on the back.
I sort of like them. For Northwestern, not Michigan.
Every time I see your picture I silently laugh to myself. "We don't have any change!"
except it was more like:
I love Beaker.
Ah, some good old-fashioned flag desecration uniforms.
The American Outlaws are looking at this and thinking "Why haven't we progressed to blood-spattered flags yet?"
Like the helmet
don't get that.
I dont' care. Just win.
This is made up, right? Like from an SBNation commenter?
My thoughts exactly.
These can't be real... right?
I mean, is it patriotic to say something when someone is doing something with the stars and stripes, and it looks FUGLY?
At least when NFL/CFB teams wear the pink for breast cancer, BOTH teams are doing it. Just seems a little arrogant to suggest that the Northwestern Wildcats are somehow more representative of "Merican" values than the Michigan Wolverines.
So, insulting AND fugly!
Edit: Didn't know this was going for Wounded Warriors charity. Still, there should be some tasteful reference to our nation's armed forces on BOTH teams' uniforms, like US flag sticker on back of helmet or stars and stripes on gloves. Would be a little more tasteful, as well as respectful in that it would illustrate the NATIONAL nature of these soldiers' sacrifices.
I think they are awesome, but I guess I'm not really sure why Northwestern, or any specific university other than one of the service academies would do this?
The cigarette makes that pic.
It doesn't matter what they wear. They will inflict pain upon us. Is everyone prepared for Michigan to become a "basketball school"?
You do realize Northwestern is 0-5 in the almighty B1G, right? Not saying we'll win, but it's not like we're playing Oregon and their funky unis.
is better than you think. I really expect us to go 9-3 and then watch State either beat Ohio or play them very close. I don't think it is hyperbole anymore to say that they have the best defense in the country. That game had very little to do with whether we beat Northwestern.
Sparty will of course choke against Ohio and in whatever bowl game they end up in. Which is pretty much why I despise Sparty. They won their season on Saturday and now it's back to pumpkin time.
If MSU didn't lose again, you would still discredit their season somehow. Fact is, the last 2 times MSU has beaten UM, they've produced two 11 win seasons, a B1G title, a division title/BCG berth, and the B1G's only significant win over an SEC team in, what, 10 years?
The win prior to those, MSU had a losing record coming into the game due to an elongated QB battle, and used the UM win as a base for a bowl berth.
The win prior to that, MSU played @PSU the final game of the season for a share of the B1G championship.
The "UM is MSU's Super Bowl" meme is tired and invalid. Wise up and pay attention.
No. I'm the variety of Michigan fan that saves all their hate for OSU. I root for MSU when they're not playing us. I'll stop being annoyed when they win a bowl game or beat a top-ranked team. I'm fine with them being better for a year - it happens - but they always seem to choke down the road. And if you don't think they consider UM-MSU their most important game of the year, you are mistaken.
Brian, please please please create a module that allows you to flag a group or posters and restrict their posting as a group. Then lump all these people who are doing nothing but whining into a "do not post for 7 days after a loss" group and be done with it. It'd be nice to have intelligent discussion about things between the people who have perspective.
You are either a dedicated troll, or a complete marshmallow
So is anything going to actual wounded warriors, or is this just for the sake of look-at-me?
100% of the proceeds go to Wounded Warriors
I really hate how intertwined football is with nationalist causes.
Well then why don't you go live in the Soviet Union with Osama bin Laden?!
Yeah! Stick to jai alai you sunuvabitch! These colors don't RUN!
how football is intertwined with institutions of higher learning.
I didn't come here to play school
Those look pretty awesome. I'm digging the blood splatter.
Just as in the future all restaurants are Taco Bell, on November 16, all Northwestern players are J Leman
That would be a totally sweet future.
on their uniforms again and leaves it at that.. In fact, I wish they'd leave that as a permanent feature on the uniforms.
Just bust out the all-maize unis. You know you want to.
Thanks for your service and I appreciate all you're doing for America.
That being said, I'm tired of the military and over-the-top patriotism being conflated with sports. A uniform stands for the school it represents. Northwestern is not Army, Navy, the Air Force, etc. It's a private school on the banks of Lake Michigan. The WWP is great. It really is. But there are other ways of providing advocacy and raising money for the WWP than to roll out some really incredibly ugly, gaudy uniforms that in no way even remotely attempt to use Northwestern's actual school colors. Donate a portion of the ticket sales. Set up a booth at the game. Have Coach Fitz and maybe Hoke do a PSA that airs during the broadcast. Wear a flag patch. But turning your uniform into a cheesy textile 4th of July parade, even if they're being auctioned off, is too much.
To each their own, but these patriotic uniforms and camo elements are just about as grating as Pinktober for breast cancer awareness, etc. Let sports be sports, let uniforms be uniforms, and let charity be charity.
Thank you, I agree with you. Sometimes it just feels like exploitation. It's kind of how I felt with the whole "Boston Strong" thing and then when I saw they placed the World Series trophy at that spot. I'm sorry but they didnt win because of that tragedy, they won because of their team. Sorry I digress but I again I agree. Save the WWP for Army, Navy, Air Force.
I don't mind the parade, but I'm officially over the whole "strong" nonsense. People now take any cause and say that they will be "this-strong" or "that-strong." Boston strong doesn't bother me, because I guess it wasn't as played out. Anything else is completely annoying to me now.
They'd probably raise more money if they simply asked for donations at the stadium with significant in-stadium promotion with a matching donation from the school/Under Armour. Instead they'll inflict this faux-patriotic gear on the viewing public for the ultimate benefit of Under Armour. As an aside, I find the "bleeding" aspect of the red extremely tacky, especially considering the chosen charity.
These aren't as bad as the 'pink-washing' that the NFL does, which I know (partly) comes from a good place, but is also a transparent attempt by them to market to women.
I really hope I see, during this game, to see clips showing NU (and UM, for that matter) visiting actual wounded warriors at Dingell VA or some similar place. I know UM already does great work with Mott (and I'm sure NU has a similar program), so I don't know if they have time.
I bet your peas don't touch your potatoes.