The real story for the upcoming "SuperBro" (or "Harbowl") is actually not Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh, but rather Flacco vs. Harbaugh. This is Flacco in college:
This is Jim Harbaugh during his early glory days:
SEE THE HELMETS????!!!!
They took er helmets!!
This actually happened as the result of a Michigan man coaching deleware
My brother-in-law is a Princeton Grad, he has reminded me about a million times where UM got its wing helmet idea.
We got it from Crisler, who invented it while there... not from Princeton. There's a distinction. That said, their colors are atrocious.
It was just a standard Spalding sporting goods design.
As I understand it, the "wings" were standard, but the stripes were not. I don't think anyone used the 3 stripes + wings combo before Crisler.
From the most unlikely imaginable source -- "SpartanJerseys.com" -- comes the most exhaustive analysis I have ever seen.
Turns out that Michigan State College (later MSU) and the Ohio State University both briefly wore "winged" design leather helmets before Crisler came to Michigan, and there is conclusive photo evidence that many schools wore the design, including three-stripe versions, in the early thirties before Crisler at Princeton.
The whole story of Crisler's personal involvement in the helmet design is mostly manufactured as far as I am aware.
Even better, I'll be sure to use this next time.
State wearing winged helmets for a throwback jersey against Michigan.
Yeah, Princeton thought it was such a great idea that they abandoned it for 50 years, until they saw how iconic it became for Michigan and decided to piggy back on our success.
And yet this still wore it before we did. We may have made it iconic by being successful, but we did not come up with anything, princeton wore it first and its better to just accept that and that is associated with us because we win a lot more.
If you consider Fritz Crisler a Michigan Man, then yes, "we" came up with it.
Harbaugh looks better. Delaware's version looks like a genericized version of the uniform you'd see in those early-90's video games that couldn't get the official rights to the schools' colors and uniforms.
It looks like it needs a pit crew.
Where's the STP sticker?
As if it didn't have enough patches, that #11 jersey needs one more patch; the Wistert brothers Legends patch. (Perhaps sensitive to the scolding over patch-filled jerseys coming from places like MGoBlog, the Michigan athletic department substituted bowl patches with "Legends" patches on those jerseys. Watching the game, I wondered if Michigan may have been violating a contract with the bowl by not including bowl-promotion patches on every player's jersey.)
Here's a representative photo. Roh (88) Bolden (35) and Campbell (73) with the standard Outback Bowl patches and Desmond Morgan (G.R. Ford Legends patch) #48:
Please don't give Adidas any more ideas...
Helmets? I thought you meant both of them were holding brown footballs.
holy crap! they are both holding brown footballs!
Almost missed that. Instead of SuperBro, I vote for SuperBaugh (not my creation, it's used in another thread)!
I still think "sup-Harbaugh-l" is clever.
who was implicated in a murder into someone who can do no wrong and has become practically a saint from their view.
This!!!! Every time I hear Ira on WTKA gush about Lewis I want to scream. Between the Harbro love and the idolizing of Lewis the run up to this super bowl is going to be unbearable.
Two weeks of Ravens talk on WTKA. That alone makes me want to root for SF to win, just for the Monday after.
So, by you and the previous posters standards it is more alien to forgive than to hold someone accountable for the rest of their lives. No one's perfect, but from what I know everyone who has been around Ray raves about him as a person. It's not my place to say what happened when those two people were murdered, but I know that I am sick and tired of people who don't know what happen decide to judge Lewis. I don't think he is a saint or that any athlete should be idolized, but just have a balanced perspective other than: EVIL! PERFECT!
In all likelihood Ray is a good guy who has done some bad things.
If they have forgiven him?
Oh, wait, someone did.
Good guys don't cover up a murder. Sorry.
What does Craig James have to do with all of this?
I heard he killed some hookers.
Craig James and Ray Lewis killed some hookers together a while back and got away with it.
damn button only lets me give you one point for that.
he didnt kill nobody. at best he knew the person who did it. Its similar to a person getting charged with a crime because they were with those who did it. And people can change u know
This isn't a dui or pot charge. Im sorry I don't buy the he only knew who did it story. He was convicted of obstruction of justice in a murder case. That means he had active involvement in covering up the crime at least. I highly doubt if it was your stockbroker, banker or anybody else in your life you would be saying well he was involved in a murder a few years ago but he is a great guy.
Obstruction of justice is not murder. And if it were my stockbrocker or any other person in my life I wouldnt even know about it. I sure if he were a family member u wouldnt call him a murder for bein convicted of obstruction or if it were u you wouldnt want to be called a murderer if u didnt kill someone.
You don't destroy all your clothes from the night if you're just standing around watching, which would already be criminal and morally reprehensible.
Not everybody’s the perfect person in the world. I mean everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever. I think that people need a second chance.
So you're saying he did kill somebody? #doublenegative
"I believe the real story is how the media has made a guy who was implicated in a murder into someone who can do no wrong and has become practically a saint from their view."
Yeah, it's amazing how the media looked the other way while Teo killed off his imaginary girlfriend.
Delaware is wearing Nike rabble rabble
Nelson brought the winged helmet to Delaware in 1951.
That's not the end of the Michigan connection at Delaware; Nelson was succeeded by Harold "Tubby" Raymond, who, like Nelson, played for Fritz Crisler.
I would have thought that Michigan would gotten copyrigh and trademarkt protection on the design of the wing on the helmet.
I find it cool that there are teams that want to copy Michigan.
The helmet started at Princeton by Fritz Crisler.
Thanks Princeton....I should have remembered that.
I think that there is no question but that the winged helmet design, featuring leather patches in the general "wing" and "stripes" configuration pre-dated Crisler at Princeton, and Michigan, by several years.
I think you are missing the subtlety of the story. Spalding helmet was not a winged design. It was merely a construction. Crisler expanded the mere construction of the helmet into a painted design. This made the helmet distinctive from an appearance standpoint, and also had the added effect of making receivers more visible to the QB.
When helmet technology moved past the Spalding construction, all teams that used it effectively abandoned any remote resemblance to the Michigan Design.
Says so here:
Just in case anyone was wondering, John Harbaugh played DB at Miami (NTM) My wife is a Miami (NTM) alum and looked that up last night. A couple of Midwest bros coaching against each other in the Super Bowl. I think it's great and I'll probably be rooting for the 9'ers.
What's a Nike school doing with Under Armor towels? Amateurs.
The real story is whether or not Chipotle will be repeating their 50% off burritos for the Superbowl.
Will root for the 49ers (Jim Harbaugh, J.Goodwin, M.Manningham (although he probably won't be playing). The 49ers O-line will dominate the Ravens front 7 anyways.
If he was a free agent I'd shop him as the lucky charm for a championship.
What does Vegas have for odds of Ray Lewis crying at some point during or after this game?
Seriously, at this point, his tears appear to me to be of the crocodilian variety.
Whatever sort they are, he should be shedding them in prison.
He is for sure going to fake cry during the national anthem because it happens every game.
but the Deleware blue is more historically accurate for Michigan.
Jim would snap him in half.
KC Keeler, the just-recently-fired Delaware HC (went into "numbskull decision of the year" category), had this to say about the helmet. When he was first hired, his then-AD told him, "there are only two things you can't mess with as Delaware head coach. First, you can't mess with the schedule." (read: don't play Delaware St.) (which of course they later messed with). "Second, you can't mess with the helmets."
So these helmets are now tradition at Delaware.
Crisler brought them from princeton (which is orange and black). The helmets are tradition at more than just michigan.
The Harbaugh pic shows something I think of every time I watch a game but don't think I have ever heard commented on: how the stripes on the helmets have changed. See how the three stripes are close together on Harbaugh's helmet? Check out some photos of current helmets. The stripes are more widely spaced. At times, we have had different stripe configurations on the field at the same time. I have assumed this was because of changes in helmet design and because there were multiple helmets being used in the same season. Anyone have any insight?
The newer helmets have vents in them that would break up the stripes, so they were moved a little bit.
Interesting helmet fact: The yellow stripes are not painted on a blue helmet. Rather, a blue background that creates an outline of the stripes is painted on a yellow helmet.
Now I know.. thanks!
The MORE interesting fact is that its ONE GUY who puts all the tape on every UM helmet to create the wings -- that is, he applies the tape over the all-yellow helmet, to create a mask (masque?) for when the blue paint is applied. He might also be responsible for the stripes, IIRC.
Point is, this isn't some mass-manufactured decal that is applied by machine. It's done with love by human hand. But you also might see a bit of non-uniformity, as a result.
Other point is, this guy isn't a spring chicken. Not sure they have a backup plan.
(Now, when we get YELLOW CHROME helmets with MATTE BLUE stripes for homecoming some year in the future, I'm sure an evil robot will be responsible for that.)
I really have to move on.
We really need to have Deleware come play at the Big House on a bye-week. After a few tailgate beers, most people won't know the difference. It will be a big hit, and extra revenue for the AD.
One of those 15 new AD marketing associates needs to get on this, fast.
Perhaps we could do a doubleheader with Appalachian State in 2014.
Delaware vs Slippery Rock
Get Dave Brandon on the phone.
Michigan originated the brilliant maize wings on a powerfully hued blue helmet, paired with boldly minimalist jersey and pants and a gorgeous block 'M' monogram. And then proceeded to play hard-nosed, exceptional football for more years and more wins than anyone in the land ... and they did it with class and integrity, and they've been doing it ever since, in front of the largest stadium in America, to the greatest fight song in history.