Not sure if "Aids" would be showcasing anything, especially at Notre Dame.
Not sure if "Aids" would be showcasing anything, especially at Notre Dame.
yes, T9, the word autocompletion program that brought you such jewels as "I hate (have) to go to my in-laws house" and, well, this.
I know that ND coaches are wearing ND hats that have the american flag in the "ND" in honor of 9/11. I wonder if that's what is happening here.
some sick people, or adidas?
Now the Stars & Stripes Block M hats I saw at the non-MGoBlog sponsoring Michigan Gear Retailer make sense.
Didn't like them much either. Will try to find pic.
I don't like this in the slightest....those stripes better be on our helmets, and the stars around the ND players heads. If so, I'm all for it.
thing, then I don't mind at all. It's a very unique situation and both teams should honor the day 100%.
How about a patch?
and it would be cool if Nike, Adidas, and UA teams all wore the same patch. However, given they don't make money from patches, this is unlikely.
You can make money off a jersey with a special patch. I still see fans wearing jerseys made for the 2003 OSU game, with the "100th GAME" patch on it.
I'm sad that you're right, because that could be a very classy move.
this could suck..
I reserve judgement until game time
Oh God no...not even for 'MERICUH!
So they get the full credit for it, MVictors.com originally had the info, and I retweeted their scoop. So, the credit is there's.
Since it's 9/11, I'll play along. But they better not suck
Looks like the designers at Steve and Barry's and Wal-Mart got into a fight.
the white jersey and yellow stripes will remain and the numbers on front and back will be red and white striped
not horrible and way more understandable/respectable than Nike Combat editions
They have some Michigan hats at the Mden with the block M being done in the Stars n Stripes. I think they have a shirt also that says Michigan in SnS. They really didn't look bad and I almost bought one. They could be abysmall on the football uniform though so I guess we'll see. maybe it will just be on the sidelines in the players hats and all unis will have a larger flag on them or some other commemorative design/logo. If they mess with either teams color schemes it could look wack.
Looks like this is limited to coaches and staff. NOT UNIFORMS!! Thank goodness. Per the Univ. of Kansas Website.
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- This Saturday, college football coaches and sideline personnel at the University of Kansas and other schools, will honor the men and women that help keep America safe by wearing the Stars and Stripes Collection by adidas.
On-field staff will wear the red, white and blue themed apparel and headwear to celebrate, honor and thank those who have served the country.
Fans can purchase these special items at campus bookstores, local retailers and online on athletic department websites, including www.kuathletics.com. The items include polos, tee-shirts, hats, visors and knit caps ranging from $16 - $55.
The full list of adidas universities participating includes:
- Notre Dame
- NC State
- Texas A & M
Props to you. Panic dismissed.
I think you may be incorrect:
Aw shit. Continue PANIC!
But I will take an official press release from a participating school over an e-mail from a staffer at a PR firm who, unlike us, probably doesn't know the difference between a coaches shirt and a jersey.
That said, until we see a release from U of M we are all merely guessing.
I'm going to concur with my Ash avatared friend here. It would be so easy for a PR person to hear Michigan was doing something with adidas apparel this weekend and presume that it was the jersey. I really have a very hard time believing that the Michigan athletic department would allow anything too major. A simple flag patch on the jersey, or a small flag motif, especially on 9/11 I could see.
It's David Brandon, trust, but verify.
Greg seems to think it's also only just sideline folk, quoting that same KU article.
It's one game, in honor of 9/11. I'd probably be fine with them doing more than they end up doing.
Yeah, I'm against this. Aside from minor design changes to uniforms over the decade, there is no need to mess with uniforms, and the helmet should never be touched. I understand it's 9/11, but there are other ways of showing off patriotism withouth gimmicky alterations to our uniforms and helmets.
Maybe the gameplan is for the terrible unis to cause the ND team to retch.
ND is participating alongside us. So it could be a, um, colorful day out there.
If we're talking about a uniform patch, I'm fine with that. Patriotic sideline apparel? Sure, no problem. But if we're actually wearing red, white and blue uniforms . . . well, I guess 9/11 is a better reason than some others, but that's too much IMO.
FIRE RICH ROD!!!!!
call for RR's ouster or popularize the "everything is his fault" meme? Honest question as I hadn't heard the Eisen reference before.
I like it. Especially with a large number of vets just returning from Iraq, it's a very cool idea for a 9/11 tribute.
Do the jerseys affect how they play?
What wrong with remembering 9/11 with a special jersey? So what if it looks bad? One game with alterations to the jerseys for a cause like this is probably more important than whether we like how they look or not.
There's many ways: coaches wearing hats, patches on jerseys, maybe a small sticker on the helmet, pregame flyover, design on the field, etc. Not knocking 9/11 but there are other ways.
But would any of those "many other ways" have us talking about it like we are now. The concept, along with any other propaganda, is to draw attention to the cause. Even the mere suggestion of altering the uniform has obviously gained much more attention than some patch. I'm all for whatever we decide to do, because it's making each one of us remember what that day is about. I'm privileged to be able to sit on my couch, drink a beer, and watch some football on Saturday, and a little alteration of the uniform just might remind us all to be grateful.
The PR firm said the following (HT: MVictors)
One of our clients is adidas, and this weekend, in honor of 9/11, several schools are wearing special “Stars and Stripes” jerseys. Michigan is one of those schools, and it’s our job to make sure the media knows about it.
And they let people know on the Thursday before the game. Incredible job to get people in the know and talking about it as quickly as possible.
So we tore apart Nike for Pro Combat.
If adidas hands us stars and stripes jerseys...
i'd rather my school wear a form of red white and blue on 9/11 than participate in a money-grab that uses cool designs and then lies about why they chose colors, etc. (ex: black is for the Native American tribes in Florida... or is it for the coal miners who died... or is it for....)
Then they became standard, then they exploded into a monstrosity they are now, so that the away jersey doesn't even mean anything.
Changing from one non-classic look to another non-classic look is not a big deal to me at all. Especially when it is in rememberance of September 11
I do hope Adidas doesn't take this as a license to do something goofy for every away game with our uniforms
Have you seen what Nike is doing? I don't love "electric maize" but it's better than a wolverine fur pattern on our helmets.
because the Nike ProCombat uniforms are actually really ugly to me. At least Adidas has moved into the 'Modern' without making college football look like a Paris fashion show, ala Nike.
I just recently started buying more Adidas gear mostly because of Michigan, so what do I know?
(I REALLY liked the '97 Michigan uniforms, though.)
The stripes were never a one-game thing. They were a permanent jersey change.
I thought their debut at the Alamo Bowl was supposed to be the end of them. Either way I still hate them
We wore them the whole 2005 season, not just the bowl game.
When had the away jersey ever meant anything? The last Nike jerseys had only been around for a few years and had meaningless maize stripes as well, and that uniform was replacing another design introduced by Nike that had been around for less than a decade.
And really, you are worried about Adidas doing something goofy for every away game, but want to switch to Nike?
Don't really want to switch to Nike with that Pro Combat silliness. And point taken about the transience of the away jerseys - but I do really hate the maize striping on them.
I first saw the headline and immediately didn't like it, but there have been some good thinking on this thread. So I am cool with whatever. No big deal if they change things up in light of the date.
does anyone have a picture of the jerseys yet?
They look something like this.
but not as subtle
As long as it doesn't take away from the Michigan brand more so then Adidas already does then I am fine with it. No problem what so ever to honor those who were a victim or a hero on 9/11.
i am all for remembering 9/11, no new jerseys tho.
Our colors are Our colors
just hats and Ts. All Adidas is selling through Mden are hats and T's (although they may throw in a Polo or 2, who knows).
How exactly would you translate that to a jersey (shudder).
i wouldn't have minded if they subbed the yellow on this with red
MVictors got him to correct his statement. Everybody calm down.
Pretty sure they will be wearing these...We had a deal Brandon!
For each game after 9/11, Michigan wore an American flag patch on the upper left part of their jerseys. It was a subtle, but fitting tribute. I don't see why the 9th anniversary of that event requires a special jersey.
I'm a vet, and I'm glad this isn't happening. Even if it wouldn't be an affront to human decency, wearing special clothes is the kind of BS token gesture that I cannot stand.
Instead, do something meaningful, like donating all the money used to design, and the projected profits from, the new clothes and jerseys to the Wounded Warrior project.
you're not an American... Mr. Osama BinStrafe
I plan on wearing this regardless of what the players wear.
These colors don't run.
Wouldn't it be better for them to do this at Iowa or Illinois?
HT: Varsity Blue - http://mvictors.com/?p=8164
Not a fan at all. Of the shirt that is.
Did you know Adidas is German? Think about it--those dirty Huns are getting the early century itch.
Mississippi State wore their version of this gear tonight. Did anybody actually notice?