I think the numbers make the helmet look ugly and cluttered. But if you're gonna put numbers on the helmets, then don't place numbers on the shoulders.
Should the helmet numbers stay?
I feel like I'm in the minority but they didn't take away from anything and the players like them. I know this Michigan where nothing can ever change but sometimes it's not bad to tweak things. We will never be maryland or Oregon so chill people. Numbers on helmets> looking like the state flag threw up on your jerseys. It could be worse.
They belong to Team 132. The helmet numbers of this season will be a tribute to their legacy. Every time you watch a video or look at a photograph from this season you'll see those numbers and remember how special this team and its seniors were. I think that will be a great memory that distinguishes the trials of 132's seniors.
That's not to say that Team 133 is less deserving of any accolade or commemoration, but the helmet numbers belong to 132.
I like them, but don't notice them during the game. If the players like them i say keep them, if they don't want them keep them off.
I have to admit that there have been times when having the numbers on the helmets helped me more immediately identify players. Having said that, I hate how cluttered they look and how they detract from the timeless, classic look. We have helmets that are so classic that countless schools try to emulate them. If there were a branding advantage, I still wouldn't like them but would at least understand the motivation. In any case, give me classic!
That is all.
Get off my lawn.
I don't like them and I sure as hell don't wanna hear about stealing them while at jerry's.
FWIW, which is nothing, I vote no.
No to numbers, yes to helmet stickers. Nothing looks cooler from a distance than a Michigan winged helmet loaded up with stickers.
My feelings as well. But even if no stickers are in the future, I'd still prefer no numbers.
Except for a Michigan helmet without any stickers.
They like the numbers and actually play on the team. You grey hairs do not. Shut the f up and let the team decide. I say it should be up to the seniors, and not the tradition whores around here. We need kids that want to win, are cocky, and not worry about just tradition. I have a tradition and it is the banner touch, other than that; balls to the wall bitches!
Someone got a hold of some and are selling them on ebay.
Or they just made them themselves. Its not really too hard to take a picture of the numbers to a graphic design shop and ask them to make a set to match.
I'm in favor of forward facing Wolverine helmet awards.
I like them, and they're helpful for quick player IDs on TV. If it was a choice I would take the numbers over the award stickers.
No numbers, please.
that beautiful helmet? If you can read the number on a jersey, why would it be necessary?
them to get rid of them, but if the players want to, sure. It was kind of a special team 132 thing as said before.
Yes, Keep them. I think the numbers on the helmet look awesome. The players love them.
Not only do I like the Numerals, I like the Sugar Bowl helmets with gray facemasks. The Wing is the tradition and that is what will never be changed. I'm just saying.
I like em. They are classic. and sorry to all of you that hate them, but they are officially part of our tradition. A BCS winning Michigan team wore numbers on the helmet.
Michigan's undefeated in bowls when they wear numbers on their helmets. Let's leave them on until the streak is broken.
no numbers and no stickers.
All the little extras (helmet numbers and block Ms) detract from all the essentials of the best uniforms out there, the winged helmet and the maize and blue uniform.
i'm not a huge fan of the numbers on the helmets. I like the wings and wings alone...that being said, if they keep the numbers for 2013, it's not going to keep me from watching them. I just don't want too much crazy uniform stuff very often.
I generally like numbers on helmets, old-school style. But the numbers on M's helmet look forced into a space that's too small.
I agree with that. I thought they should have been a tad bit smaller or moved a little further away from the wings.
There was an interview with Jon Falk and he was talking about the helmets. He said that Bo had him change the facemasks from grey to blue because grey was a color of OSU.
Bo said it best: "No man is more important than The Team." NO to helmet stickers and NO to helmet numbers.
Then why did Bo use stickers?
I really like the numbers on the helmets and the few different jerseys the team has worn this season -- heck, I even liked the white pants.
I don't know why people are getting so upset about these things, especially the numbers on the helmets. The players wanted them, they look cool, and they were on helmets from the past.
For what its worth, and add to this debate, I thought the Oregon helmets for the Rose Bowl were AWESOME, perhaps the best they've ever worn. I don't think Michigan needs to go as far as Oregon does, but a little variation never hurt anyone.
I get tired of people being angry about uni changes. I enjoyed all of them this season, and I'm interested to see what future uniforms are worn. Personally, I'd like to not have the numbers next year and leave them a trademark for team 132 for a few years.
I was not a fan of the numbers on the helmet. They can go...
numbers look awkward to me and just because it was done in the past doesn't make it OK by itself (see: 70's clothing). I also hated the Sugar Bowl unis and loved the Oregon Rose Bowl helmets. Oh, and I like long walks in the park and puppies.
The numbers are ok with me...just so long as the shades of "maize" are the same. The difference in tone was glaring during HD broadcasts this season.
May helmet stickers burn in the inferno...
Keep the traditional home jersey, make the Sugal Bowl jersey the standard away jersey and keep the numbers.
They can wear whatever as long as they win!
Smaller numbers, at the back of the helmet. But no stickers, please- that clutters the helmet.
This year the numbers were special to this team 132 yet also represented the 69 team i believe that were the 1st to wear them? something like that. there is the connection to the past of breaking long streaks against our rivals wearing the numbers. If Bo was ok with helmet stickers I definitely am ok with their return. How ever they want to roll is fine with me. i think if they stay they should match the color to the helmet better and more cleanly placed..or permanant paint instead of a sticker.
'69 had stickers but no numbers.
I don't have a problem with Hoke and the players putting their stamp on the program with the temporary use of helmet number. As long as the official helmet doesn't change. I don't want to see helmet numbers on the helmets sold at mden.