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Rumor: Yellow Jerseys for ND Night Game
and alumni pulling their hair out, jumping out of windows, and lying in ruin in a place where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth every time the Michigan basketball teams suit up for a game in all maize kits. Maybe I just haven't been paying close enough attention.
Probably because it first happened at least 20 years ago . . .
and they were flipping out about it then, and they likely would now, especially for football.
see following 80 comments, at least
That's very true. However, I submit that a change to one of the most-recognized uniform in college football is a much more drastic change than any change to the Michigan basketball jerseys. But that's just me.
Michigan's football uniform is a cultural icon; the basketball uniform isn't. Except for the baggy shorts and black shoes worn by the Fab Five, of course. I don't think Michigan football is ready for that kind of culture shock. Besides, the lighting is a lot different on a football field because of the grass (or turf that looks like grass).
It's just one game people. I don't think one game out of 100 plus years is a big deal.
there is weeping and gnashing of teeth every time the Michigan basketball teams suit up for a game in all maize kits.
When did the Michigan basketball team wear soccer uniforms?
jersey, shorts, socks, shoes, undershirt, helmet (if required).
Just because they call an entire soccer uniform a kit doesn't mean that forever after only soccer uniforms are referred to as kits.
they're not that dumb. i think.
I'd need to see a pic. Might be interesting for one game.
This is the picture that has popped up on scout as most closely resembling what they'll wear.
Note: The artist points out that this jersey should have been painted white.
But I definitely would not dig the yellow on yellow look. Blue pants maybe?
F- me and F- that jersey design. I'm glad I didn't get tickets to the ND game from the Alumni Association. (I lie - I'm still extremely bitter about it and might break down and pay $100s to attend.)
Have you actually heard from the Alumni Association that you didn't get tickets, or have you just not heard yet? I have not heard yet about my application, and am now increasingly nervous.
I submitted my for early morning FedEx delivery and did not get the ND package. I got confirmation from the AA that I got the Nebraska package. F-ers.
I don't mind the thought of a yellow/maize jersey, but lets have white or blue pants with it.
I wouldn't mind this jersey if Adidas didn't produce it. Unfortunately, if they do it will be closer to the highlighter color the student tees are.
PLEASE let this be the jersey they are weaing. That would be awesome. I love me some all maize.
Zubaz Style pants. They'll make Denard look even faster
Yes, that is last week/month's rumored jersey, which Dave Brandon basically denied.
I actually wouldn't mind this. I'm kind of digging the simple clean look of it.
I could probably tolerate something like this actually...
I'm obviously referring to the MGoReaction, the jersey doesn't bother me either way.
Fight for my amusement! Get into slapfights over 15-year-old roster decisions! Argue about recruits 3 years in the future!
Knight Jamez with Maize jerseys? Didn't we ridicule some dude for daring to suggest that about a year ago?
Yes. We all thought he was 14. He was actually David Brandon.
they had better market it as maize, not yellow.
"Maize" is a copyrighted color owned by Nike I believe.
native americans (and Spaniards) are going to be pissed at Nike.
Mich 12th best coaching job in college football? PSU #8, Oregon #10... someone with points feel free to make a thread about this, I'd love to see the wtf'isms
OUR A-/B+ PERFORMANCES FOR THE EARLY 2000s FOLLOWED BY TWO YEARS OF CRAPTACKULAR BOWL-LESS FOOTBALL WITH AN "X-FILES WITHOUT DAVID DUCHOVNY" LEVEL 2009 HAS MADE US, IN THE EYES OF ONE WRITER, A #12 COACHING JOB? OUTRAGE!
Who would ever want to follow in Paterno's footsteps? That's a succession that's almost destined to fail.
Paterno's feet have shrunk enough that the shoes are only metaphoric in size. Paterno has gotten to the point of almost being a poor man's Lloyd... 8-9 win seasons are consistently valid/accepted/expected
I agree with you insomuch as we are talking about win-loss performance. However, the icon that is Paterno is still large and imposing. I would not want to work in that shadow, especially because you know he is not just going away entirely (see Carr's tenure in the AD office).
would probably be helpful. Like having Bo around.
... not yellow
We have not actually worn maize for a long long time. People always get butthurt when it's called yellow, but that is just what we wear.
uni's? The best uniform in all of sports....
Also, maize, not yellow. Damn nation!
that is all.
Put me down for a grain of CaCl2. Larger grains for a more ridiculous rumor.
If true, sign me up for the striped olde timey jerseys we were bitching about a couple of weeks ago. And give me a beer.
or a tablet of cyanide. Not with a grain of salt.
Good to know the pulse of the fanbase is in sync. Yellow? I saw that line and went to post and we got 4 responses already. I'll take the 15yd penalty for piling on.
Why aren't you a fan of the maize jersey? I think it would look cool with the right color pants.
We wear blue jerseys at home.
Tradition also says that we don't play night games at home.
Night games are cool. So is blue at home.
Even night games at home - I hope it is only a once per year type deal. And a few more 1530 games on top of it. I don't want to turn into the Big East with a ton of Friday and Thursday night games.
And we wear blue at home.
Bah and a double post.
have a similar all Maize kit. Picture the blue a bit more blue and wings on the helmet.
on the yellow jersey in this picture when that hideous Oregon uniform is right next to it.
Just don't tell Ondre Pipkins that, his favorite helmet may have wings, but Oregon has his favorite jerseys. I think he likes the all black, though.
apostrophes around his neck and quotation marks on his legs? I can't tell what sort of statement that's trying to make.
EDIT: Wait, I think I get it. His head is a quote within another quote, right? So it's a profound statement on our genetic heritage, right?
but I don' t think the Jersey is why. It's the rest:
Can any Photoshop experts out there make the above photo of the Cal player have a winged helmet and Michigan Blue?
with a grain of salt.
osu/nd/msu schadenfreude popcorn?
That's a hearty helping of salt, with lots of butter.
I actually think that maize jerseys could look pretty good.
Why not just dress like pimps from Oakland?
Or cowboys from Arizona?
You get me and I love you for it.
it's not Halloween
As of 1:54pm, the rating for your above post is "3 Funny." Meanwhile, the rating on my original post is "2 Normal." How is it that your minor follow-up comment can be funnier than my truly original post? The MGoCommunity is a fickle, fickle bunch.
/joking (but not really)
How dare you! Why I outta . . .
I got you with "insightful" if that helps at all.
Double post. Tresselball MS Paint for everyone's troubles.
All maized out under the lights against the Golden Domers. As long as we beat their arse., don't care what uniforms the players wear !!
if we're going to have maize jerseys for the ND night game,
we might as well go "full retard".
and get me all excited? Could you imagine? (Special K could make all the slashy slash noises during the action -- AMAZING!)
Also, has anyone else thought that we might go all high viz Maize 'cause our new Big House lights suck? There could be some brilliance in this.
I thought they were really good at the Chill. I was wasted, but still...
What with the claws and all.
And there is precedent in a Michigan-ND game....
first the striped jerseys with the block M in front, now the all yellow look... David Brandon is trying to regain the "element of surprise" and get back some of that "wow factor" that we lost when Brian Kelly decided to let the cat out fo the bag...
Brandon's just throwing us all off
Also: To hell with Notre Dame, and their douchebag coach!
First off, I think the home blues are untouchable, should be what we wear at home. I'm less obsessive about the road whites - they can change the piping and whatever else.
With these Maize Jerseys: What's going to be the HUGE AWFUL OMG Deal? If it's a 1 time "fake throwbacky cash grab" like we expect whatever they wear will be, will it be so awful? It will sure as hell look weird, and seem off... but I don't think it will be earth-ending. The next week we'll wear our best-jersey-in-college-football-home-Blues and we'll be set.
The Athletic Department will probably sell thousands of these, make a ton of cash, and never have to put ads in the stadium. I for one have always wished we had a 3rd jersey (for road games only!!) that was Maize, because I think the lack of a Maize jersey hurts Maize-outs. I have a White and a Blue jersey, and I cant wear them to Maize-out games because I want to wear Maize. PSU's white outs work because everyone can wear a white jersey. We can't do a maize out that looks decent without a Maize jersey.
I won't like it during the game, the highlights will look weird, and the people who buy them will most likely be considered poseurs. But... if we have to do one of the things that everyone else does to make money, would 1 night of different jerseys at home be all that bad? Better than ads, better than permenant changes to the jerseys, better than a lot of stuff.
I'd much prefer all white jerseys over all yellow (no racist).
I think it would be pretty kickass if they built up the fact that we are going to use throwbacks and then wore our normal jerseys and helmets with maybe white pants or something.
I get the impression you're having a VERRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY boring day at the office.
just another day working in the OSU Complaince office
I think that job would be the opposite of boring! Think about the challenges of hiding the truth. Churchill once said something to the effect that the truth is so valuable that oftentimes it must be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies. That takes a lot of work!
I agree! All white would be NICE!
Iowa State came out with a gold jersey last year. I know their other color is red but I initially thought all yellow would. After seeing both, we would definately be better off with blue pants. Too much yellow is not good.
I said it before, I'll say it again. Put Denard in ANY jersey and he'll rock it. Whatever they wear, I'll end up liking it because it's still the same guys we know and love.
We only get 12 football games a season, 14 next year if we're lucky. Especially a game that's as big an event as the Notre Dame game is becoming, if I manage to somehow come all the way back to watch them, I'd like to see them wear the uniforms that mean Michigan football to me.
Of course I won't stop rooting for them - it's my alma mater, I'll root for them no matter what. But to drastically change a look that's remained remarkably consistent over 74 years for a short-sighted money grab (that I think weakens the long term brand strategy of Michigan football) - that's just heartless. And it won't look like Michigan football to me.
And when I see them wearing something silly on the field - it WILL take away from the experience, just like Ohio State's bullcrap uniforms have taken away from the game these last two seasons. Yes, the bigger issue with those games was that we were completely outplayed. But didn't it feel like salt on the wound that they didn't even wear their supposedly "iconic" uniforms against us?
Throwback uniforms for Michigan football cheapens the experience for me.
these Maize Jerseys in soon, so people think it's for the ND night game.
However, I seem to recall MDen & others always selling maize jerseys. IMO, this means nothing.
Haven't seen them in years though
I like the all white road jerseys from the mid-70's. But we're the home team and we're not LSU, so that obviously wouldn't work.
Maybe we should just wear our current jerseys. I'm tired of worrying about how ugly the "throwbacks" might look.
I once heard we wore maize jerseys vs Navy in 1928. Either way, I like this jersey, though would prefer it be more maize & less highlighter yellow.
Freakin' yellow jerseys? As our beloved leader said, "This is Michigan for God's sake"!
Also, get off my lawn!!!
Don't mind Maize jerseys (as a one-time thing) as long as:
- Adidas gets the color right
- They don't put some weird stripes or something on it
- The pants are blue. White pants will look weird b/c maize and white are both lighter colors, and maize jerseys with maize pants will be too much maize
But the chances of all 3 of the above happening are about zero. Adidas will find some way to screrw it up, as they always do.
All maize is the way to go. Its awesome.
I also think it would help recruiting.
I think it'd hurt my eyes, and I think it weakens our brand. Michigan's cachet, like Penn State's or Alabama's, is that we don't mess with our look. Oregon's is that they do on a weekly basis. Schools like Florida or Georgia that do sometimes just look silly to me.
Not to mention that if we're trying to salute the history of our football team, i'd rather have the silly looking stripes than a maize jersey.
they will be called "Mott Children's Hospital Special Edition Jerseys to Benefit Sick Children who are Less Fortunate than you, so Shut Up About It, you will buy them anyway"
Y'all are nuts. All maize unis are AWESOME.
I hope they do this. And keep them as occasional alternate uniform.
watch the game on ABC anyway...
keep the normal home uniforms for the first night game at the Big House.
they hatin think they goona catch me ridin yella
For the love of sweet Desmond Howard doing the Heisman pose, hell no. My reasons in no real order:
First, all maize (or gold or yellow) looks horrible in football. Please see Cal, WVU, Minnesota, or anyone else who has ever tried it. They are just ugly. It works in basketball, and maize works as a hockey jersey. It will not work in football.
Second, people will freak the hell out. It disgusts me and I'm 40. ("I'm a man! I can take it!" - that Coach Gundy quote is literally the best thing about being 40, but I digress.) There are many, mostly older Michigan fans who will HATE this. Why piss off the majority of the fan base?
Third, tradition. We already have a "throwback." It is called the home jersey. If you want to put numbers on the helmets like Bump or early Bo, fine. There is precedent for that. Just not some fabricated peice of crap because we told ABC we would do someting specal for them.
Fourth, this is a pure money grab to sell the "third jersey". What's next - putting a white block with "Arby's" on it like a European futbol team? If you run out and buy it you are being played.
Fifth, GET OFF MY LAWN. Yes, I know this post sounds like pure old guy rage. I am old and I am feeling rage on this one. Forgive me.
Finally, the worst reason for this I have seen is the "I'll be able to wear it to maize outs" thing. If you want to rock a maize jersey to maize outs, go to Moes and get yourself a damn hockey jersey. Works fine and you're not pissing on Michigan football tradition.
Now that's pretty sweet. Wish I could +1 you..... What'd they raise the threshold to, like 8,000?
That would be fine with this grumpy old man.
But . . . wait. When did Roh change his name to first eight letters of the alphabet? How do you prounce that? This is worse than when Prince turned himself into a symbol.
When did M add yellow to their official colors?
So will we have to change the cheer to "Go Maize?"
That maize on maize is so aMAIZEing. I hope Michigan does get maize jerseys. Maybe wear them yearly for Maize Outs or night games. I do know for a fact whatever the throwback is I will be buying it.