Report: M to wear alternate jerseys for The Game
I remember when Alabama got Uniformz.
Basically they just put houndstooth faintly in the numbers.
It is possible to not have Uniformz and still recruit a half decent class.
I just read about 90% of the comments posted in this thread and realized how grateful I am to not be a 50+ year old living in the past of Michigan athletics. Maybe we should go back to leather helmets since that's "Michigan Tradition." Maybe we should just line up in Wing T since that's "Bo's offense." Maybe we should just take the Big House down to 90,000 seats since that's "how it started." Most of you are pitiful and you wonder why there's such a disconnect from the students to the alumni.
"You can't begin your future when you're still living in your past." Get with the times, or get left behind, old timers.
Just wondering, how old are you?
I'm 18. Guys my age go to Michigan & play on the team.
But I think wearing alternates against ohio and vice versa should not happen PERIOD. There is no better picture than seeing the Blue jerseys w/Maize numbers line up against the white and scarlet jerseys ones in November at noon.
That is college football.
I'm not against alternates at all. The kids really do like the concept of new gear because it's exciting and NEW. I've seen it first hand and I've experienced the feeling as a player on a team where we got the chance to wear all-orange Nike pro combats.
I would personally rather not see us or Ohio State wear alternates, but I get it. I understand it. It's 2013. Not 1969. I'm not going to sit here and cry about Dave Brandon "creating profit." I mean that's what he's supposed to do; that's his job. Bo's teams wore white pants. I can only imagine this blog back in those days when that change was made.
yeah, it's got to be a major chore to be able to do nothing right
HOKE SUCKS, NO MORE MICHIGAN MAN BS
UNIFORMZ SUCK, NOT MICHIGAN TRADITION
that us "older" alumni go to games and get there on time, while students do not. Just sayin'
You're not 50+, and you also don't know fuck-all about football since you think that Bo was running the Wing T.
Keep the traditional uniforms. Just add sweater vests.
worse. The inevtiable huge embarassing beatdown was bad enough. Now this.
Alternate jerseys are here to stay. The younger generations like them. That includes potential recruits. If you don't adapt you become extinct. Yes, that can even happen to Michigan. To some degree it already has. Stop being whiny old fucking dinasaurs...change happens. Embrace it or get the fuck out of the way.
Alabama is laughing.
And this collective board is whining like petulant brats. Your point?
just chose dinosaur-y Alabama over MBA-driven Uniformz-y Michigan.
Michigan isn't winning as much as dinosaur-y Alabama or uniformz-y Oregon.
Uniformz may not be the answer to winning and losing, but they may have something to do with holding on to the devotees of the team that once wore what Bo once called "the uniform with the proudest tradition in college football."
What you're hearing is "feedback." "Whining" is just a term of arbitrary deprecation. Stop whining.
Most of the younger people that I know hate them. I also doubt the recruits really care much about them at all. Is Dashwn Hand going to Alabama becuase of their alternate unis? yeah no
As evidence by the fact that people who have a vested interested in the financial outcome of their production causes me to respectfully disagree. It's called economics. If they were not making money with them they would disappear.
If it makes money it must be good?
This mindset brought Maryland and Rutgers to the B1G, and is rapidly eroding something special (college football - michigan in particular) into a generic, mediocre product.
It's shortsighted at best.
He's going there to bank.
I know in their 20s hate them. On the other hand my 12 year old nephew loves them.
They are surprisingly bad academically. #109. Not good. But if he plays football, the recruiters could convince him they are better.
Let's have a different uni for every game! MORE NEWER FOR THE ADD GENERATION!!!!!1 LOL OLDSTERZ
That's a logical impossibility. By their nature, alternate jerseys show up once and then disappear forever. They're like a ridiculously garish outift a desperate whore puts on in a pathetic attempt to appear attractive to younger paying customers out on the street. Worn once, and then discarded.
Clearly we lost Hand due to Alabama's alternate uniforms.
Lovely...poorly veiled denial.
What ever happened to not wearing alternates at home? I thought DB said we were saving them for bowl games or some random away game bumblebee shit.
Soooo it's not worth anything
It's worth negative-something
I don't have an issue with the occasional alternate jersey, especially when an opponent wears them, too. I just hope the uniform looks nice, and not bumble bee-esque. And I would have been fine with UM wearing a good-looking alternate jersey against Northwestern, as well.
Also, my favorite MBB uniforms are the all blue, so I'd likely be a fan of that look on the football team. Go blue, indeed.
I don't care what they wear as long as they win. Go Blue! Beat Ohio!
That they'll run, catch, throw and block better- I'm for it!
Instead of alternate uniforms, how about an alternate result?
I absoutely hate the idea of wearing alternative uniforms, however It is very unlikely the plan to wear alternate uniforms was established in the recent weeks. I'm sure this was the plan all along, and Brandon thought at this point in the season we would have a fighting chance against OSU and the uniforms would be "added hype" to The Game. Either way, the idea of both teams wearing alternates really makes this game feel like a commercialized product.
This sounds like another one of Dave Brandon's trial balloons. The info was leaked, people will freak out, then he will secretly cancel the idea a week later and scold us all for making a big deal out of mere rumors.
in God's ear.
Nice. First a beat down by Ohio and now uniformz. This is going to suck.
Where the heck is Herm? We need Herm at a time like this. I hope he isn't dead.
He probably graduated and got a job.
Old school Cylon helmets or GTFO.
The Sugar Bowl Uniformz were the only alternate's I've liked. My gut says we'll have normal jerseys and a chrome helmet. I wouldn't be opposed to busting out the matte helmet again.
The matte helmets were great. Those should be worn more often.
is floating this rumor so that, when M shows up wearing proper uniforms, everyone is so relieved that they don't notice M getting beaten 50-14.
Two defensive touchdowns?
Goddammit Dave, just get it over with and make the team wear NASCAR jerseys covered in ads and logos.
Bumblebee bullshit sucks & makes our team look weak
Gardner at # 98 was fucked too.