Just awful. I almost don't even want to watch the game now.
that is nice bonus change
Just awful. I almost don't even want to watch the game now.
LOL, is this sarcasm, or do you really decide which sporting events you watch based on the aesthetics of the uniforms?
Question: Do players love USC's uniforms, which have remained relatively the same for decades and have never once featured names on the backs?
Do players love Penn State's uniforms, which essentially haven't changed since the last ice age?
Do players love Alabama's uniforms, which have been relatively unchanged for decades?
Players like winning, and players value tradition if you sell them on tradition. We are moving more and more in the direction of selling them on merchandising and Oregonization. For me, the whole "players like it, so we must do it" argument doesn't hold water as long as teams that don't do this kind of thing still manage to win without it, and without their players having to get trotted out in press releases to say how much they love whatever they're going to be given to wear whether they say it or not.
I'll preface this by admitting I'm a "get off my lawn" type when it comes to jerseys. But I just don't comprehend why the away jersey has to keep getting so damn busy or gaudy. I hate piping and design like that, so maybe that's why I hate these so much. I'm not sure. But there's just way too much going on.
I also fear the helmet change is a prelude to the inevitable. Fuck.
I'm ambivalent on the aesthetics of the jerseys. But in reality what I think means absolutely nothing - it's the players that wear (and approve) the jerseys. I've never played a down of Michigan football. I have no right to say whether or not I think what they wear is pretty.
I diagree wholeheartedly with you on this one, my friend. You have EVERY right to say what you think about Michigan's uniforms. You are a Michigan fan. Michigan football, and every other Michigan athletic program, owes its existence to its fans.
Furthermore, I doubt very much the players were consulted about whether or not the jerseys would be used. DB thinks fans will vote with their money by purchasing these jerseys. And he's probably right.
Or are those lacrosse uniforms?
...look like shit.
Love love love the helmets, I've always been a fan of matte and I think these are really well done. Will make the wings pop even more since they're still gloss.
The jerseys on the other hand, meh.
White pants would look a lot better. If you are going to change the uni's at least make them look good!
I think it is funny that valid comments are being negged for the sole reason of liking the uniforms. Talk about groupthink.
Yellow numbers look so disjointed from everything else.
Love the matte textured helmets.
I'm with you there. A new look I could get behind.
I thought we were the home team this year? Guess I was wrong. My kids will take two.
these uniforms suck.
Stupid, stupid, stupid. Bowl games and night games and neutral games bring out a new stupid ass uniform every...single...time. How many more times do I have to say if its not broken, don't fix it? I want a time machine so I can go back to years where college football wasn't a fashion show with special themed uniforms.
I don't care if I sound like a cranky old man. We have the best uniforms in college football. Use them. Leave the ugly factor to Oregon.
If football isnt a fassion show, then why do you care about the fassion aspect so much.
Pointing out logic fails is clearly trolling.
I remember the good old days when old people couldnt use the internet.
and when I say hate, I mean HATE this
Im embarrased to frequent this blog after reading the absurd reaction from both the for and against crowds.
Why? Why the hell? Why the f---? Why do they hate the regular uniforms so damn much? What, are we trying to make maryland feel welcome???
Recruiting tool, recruits love the alternate uniforms. I think much of the general fan base does too, the more casual (non MGoBlog) types anyways. I think overall the athletic department does a nice job of maintaining tradition but not letting us fall behind other schools in terms of what's now. Alternate unis are definitely now
Can we please have Nike back???
Just stopping by to register my discontent. That's all. Rabble rabble and whatnot.
It is a sad state of affairs when channels like E news talk about football because of Tim Tebow, and MGoBlog has a discussion thread in which people are discussing whether our FB jerseys would look better with blue or yellow pants and whether matte clashes with ordinary finish.
Don't yellow, maize, gold, white numbers on a light jersey. Never have, probably never will. Besides that meh.
The Alabama game jerseys and these both look like shit. The numbers and the shoulders look awful.
Maybe the players like it? Maybe they are just taking what little mods to uniforms they can get? God at least make them look good. The UTL ones were fantastic and the Sugar bowl ones were pretty damn nice. Stripes = Classic. Solids = Vomit.
The players liking these uniforms, like every other uniform we've had the last couple years, is just playerspeak. They're not going to tell the media they don't like the uniforms, they've been told what to say by Michigan's pr people.
I think these unis are pretty sweet and the helmets are on point!
...where I've seen that design before; the (now defunct) Pensacola Ice Pilots of the ECHL.
EDIT: Gah, I apologize for the ginourmous size of that pic...if anyone with mad editing skillz can fix that for the benefit of the community, you have my blessing to do so.
I love them. Time to change, as the game around you changes.
Love love love love love the helmets
But that flat color on the helmet is sick!!
I'm 50-50 on the jerseys though. The blue shoulders remind me of Michigan hockey jerseys from the 80's I think.
I'm not usually a get off my lawn guy, but GET THE FUCK OFF MY LAWN BEFORE I GET MY PUMP ACTION 12 GAUGE.
He finally fucks with the helmets--bet he wouldn't have if his former coach were still alive.
Fuck. Dave. Brand-on.
Rabble rabble. Angry angry. Hate hate hate.
Fire Dave Brandon. This shit is ridiculous. We're not Oregon, we're Michigan fergodsakes!
At least oregons look cool...
Let's fire Dave Brandon because he's bad at uniform choices, but great at making money. I say keep Brandon for life. Super smart dude.
One might argue Michigan is the 2nd most profitable brand in spite of David Brandon, and not because of. Certainly there was a lot to work with there before he showed up. One might also argue some things are worth more than money. That a program could reach a point at which incremental profits don't mean a whole lot. Lastly, one might argue that plans for improvements to the facilities predate David Brandon.
My god can they knock this shit off already??????
if Adidas could come up with an alternate uniform that wasn't the ugliest uniform they've ever made
Michigan basketball leveraged maize jersey numerals. Looked remarkably good back then IMO.
+2 for a picture of Gerard Rudy.
The helmets are tight. The jerseys not so much.