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rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
thoughtful piece from Jacobi on middle finger lady
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FIRST LOOK: Special Uniform for 2013 @outbackbowl pic.twitter.com/Abodw9RI
Matte helmets too!!
Plus matte helmets with nice Maize wings.
My only worry is, if that jersey is for the bowl game, then what was the one for found in the lockerroom?.....
When the ADept sells special jerseys and gear, you'll see my picture next to the targeted customer crowd. A sheep.....but a Blue one.....
It's possible it was designed/prototyped before Michigan knew their home/road bowl designation.
"So put 2 on, put 10 on, WHAT DO YOU CARE IT'S NOT LIKE YOU'RE PAYIN' FOR 'EM!!!!?"
-Doug Heffernan, in regards to Arthur and his stamp needs
Only problem is that Michigan is the home team...
I think he's talking about the Bama game, not this one
If you're doing nothing, how do you know when you're finished?
StraightDave owes me a steak dinner
Michigan was the Home team in both the Bama game and the bowl game.
Is it possible tht UM will just win the darn game already?!
Who gives a crap about these uniforms?
My only guess is that they needed a home and away jersey, as Adidas didn't know if Michigan would be the home or away team for their bowl when the jersey's were made. Outrage is less now that it's the away version.
I also believe it is fairly common for Adidas to send other prototypes for the team to use/wear in practice (on a regular basis). This is done as a way to test different materials, styles, fittings, and even color combination I'm sure.
The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.
But get out the medicated pads for all the old codgers
I guess unless you count Brian as an old codger, or easlily more than half this blogs readers that often prefer that new uniforms not be debuted every two weeks or so
"Everyone gets dumped Gabe. Let me give you some advice: a little coverup on your Adams Apple will make it appear smaller. Which will make you appear less like a transvestite."
Haha thats exactly what I was going to say. I love these uniforms. Let all the whining and complain begin. Theres nothing wrong with these for one game.
THOSE WHO STAY WILL BE CHAMPIONS
How about two games (Alabama)? How about three, four, five games (2011 ND, MSU, Sugar Bowl)? At what point do we no longer have the most recognizable and powerful brand in college football?
I usually consider myself pretty progressive on uniform design (for instance, I really like Oregon's assortment), so I don't classify myself as an "old codger." But it feels like we're cashing in our tradition to sell a few one-off jerseys.
I'm not sure we do now, or did years ago (have the most recognizable and powerful brand in college football). Similar to how many fans can't imagine a recruit every wanting to go to another school over THIS IS MICHIGAN FERGODSAKES (TM), many people on this blog wear rose colored (or maize as it may be) glasses when it comes to our uniforms and the overall brand. There are many schools that have history and prestige simlar to Michigan. Notre Dame, Alabama, USC, Texas to name the most prominate. I agree the winged helmet is likely the most famous helmet, but our uniforms are no more recognizable than Penn States or Notre Dames. Everybody needs to relax on the uniform hatred.
Yes, this. I don't think most neutral observes could tell out jerseys from West Virginia's or Cal's without seeing the helmets along with them. Our brand is in the helmet and the block M, not in the lack of piping or whatever people want to believe
When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing. -- Bo Schembechler
I don't think most people understand branding. Our branding is the Winged Helmet, the block M and the colors Maize & Blue. The real issue is these "fans" just want to use "tradition" as another means to say we are better then you. Real fans don't need anything other then Wins and could careless what the teams wear.
Your post is so full of shit I don't know where to begin.
"Ohio is like a giant turd that Michigan just can't pinch off"
Michigan has the the most recognizable brand in college football in the same universe where the Horror, RichRod, and generally the last 10 years never happened.
Those teams you mentioend are largely absent the entire new uniform trend. And it does not matter one bit whether we have ther #1 or the #10 most recognizable brand in college football--its a very very strong brand and brand name, so messing with it, like if we are any pne of the other 100 schools out there, is dumb.
I agree with you totally... I understand a lot of it is to get the players excited and this "new era" of marketing college athletics ... however, as the post above suggest, is changing the unitforms worth getting lost in all of the "noise"? For someone in there mid-20's I tend to side on tradition and nothing is more recognizable than the block M, maize and blue and of course the winged helmet. Why fix something that isnt broke?!
Has Penn State, Texas, Alabama and USC changed their uniforms 4 or 5 times, in as many years?
when talking about uniforms, i specifcally mentioned penn state and notre dame. penn state added names to the back of their jersey's this year, which in my opinion is a much bigger change than a one or two off unique jersey per year. Notre dame has changed theirs more than we have.
I get not liking the uniforms, i just don't get the massive OMG freakouts that come with them. I watch football and cheer on michigan for the actual games, players and plays. Fashion doesn't play a big role in my fandom.
For the white unis we have already had 6-7 different kinds. You can't just throw the term tradition out there. Get if my lawn you tradition whores
its all about the helmets. nobody see's michigan as a kid and say's " those jerseys are sweet!" its always the helmets.
"Over? Did you say, over? Nothing is over until we decide it is!"
For the most part, I like Dave Brandon and what he has overseen in his tenure as AD, but cannot believe that which he has wrought unto the UM brand imagery, most noteworthy being our uniforms - these are beyond ugly and bear no relevance whatsoever to the historical Michigan brand.
Standard techniques give standard results.
Awful!! I like that helmet look on other teams, but not on this helmet.
They're Matte, not shiny. And in general, these look like shit. It's the Bama uniform, with some colors flopped. WHYYYYYYYYY
Anybody got the number for Ann Arbor Torch and Pitchfork?
I agree, this stuff is for Cal and WV.
"I'm not a vegetarian b/c I love animals. I'm a vegetarian b/c I hate plants"
I don't understand this at all. Dave Brandon has been so about the "BRAND" in so many ways. The split M is gone. The Block M is everywhere. Every AD twitter account has the same avatar, Block M with their sport.
He's been extremely uniform, everywhere except for the damn football uniforms!!
This is tradition, history, those uniforms and helmets ARE michigan football. And that he has no qualms about selling to adidas on a semi-weekly basis.
I did the counting below. This is the EIGTH jersey Michigan will have worn in our last 25 football games. We've had a new look every THREE games. Ridiculous.
Big shock, it's ugly. Sell jerseys, make $$.
Dave Brandon doesn't care if it's bad wow (which it is) or good wow (as in at least it doesn't look like the sparty shitstain helmets from last year)
I always hoped we could do better than "at least our helmet is not a shitstain". The issue is, people already own our traditional jerseys, and the only time they buy new ones is when there is a new player they can get. Well, new players come along too slowly, but Adidas can crap one of these jerseys out in a second and DB can sell a stack of them for fat profit even if it looks terrible. People want to be part of the fan experience and for a lot of them it means buying a horrible jersey they have a 50ish% of always relating to a defeat.
Does anyone look at the jersey they bought for the Alabama game and think "Man, this jersey not only looks great, but it reminds me of our awesome game against 'Bama!"
Kinda like the helmet, not too pumped about the jersey.
Looking DAMN good! If Kovacs likes them we all should! Just temporary folks!
'Try growing up in Texas a Michigan WOLVERINE'.
Just temporary? Yeah, until the next piss ugly uniform
Oh you know, just a typical Michigan fan that goes to Central
Like the Matte paint.
Can tolerate the white w/blue shoulder look.
Can't stand the way the numbers look.
EDIT: Also think they should have done blue pants.
Matte helmets are nice.
Whose team sports Nike Pro Combat on those "special days".
I hate our pro-combat jerseys for the Michigan game and I've said that several times here. Wear 'em against Nebraska, or in some bullshit bowl, not for games that matter.
It kinda looks like the yellow on the helmet is normal and only the blue is matte.
"I love him, he's a great coach, he's a great mentor, he's a great friend. He's every single thing you want a college coach to be, and he does it flawlessly." -David Molk
Kovacs' looks really tan. Like reaallly tan.
And, uh, well-endowed... maybe a bit too much detail for a mannequin?
From those pics, the maize pants kinda look bad with the jerseys. Should try some blue pants, imho.
If we're the home team, we should wear blue jerseys with maize numbers. Maize pants. And the most Iconic helmet in college sports.
If we're the road team, we should wear white jerseys, maize pants, and the most Iconic helmet in college sports.
Why is that so hard?
Oh, I agree, there's no reason to touch them other than using modern materials and such.
But if you're gonna screw with them, at least make them look semi nice. Maize pants with white jerseys with maize numbers, a strip of blue on the shoulders, and blue helments is just... imbalanced. Yes, it would look like Toledo or WVU, but aren't we already nearly there?
Blue pants would have made Michigan look like Toledo. How about white jerseys with blue numbers, outlined with maize. Blue block M's on the sleeves and white pants.
Go Michigan Mountaineers!