I did not make this headline up
Its Mighty Morphin Time!
Sam Webb on WTKA says "well, we now see Michigan State is trying to look like Colorado State..."
San Jose State? Too bad Tate can't play yet.
They're blue and yellow.
Gold Spartans is what I was thinking.......
From the article linked above:
In the '30s, Michigan State College teams wore black and gold and sported winged helmets even before that certain team down the road did. After MSU lost the '47 opener to Michigan while wearing white helmets with green wings, the look most closely associated with the Spartans - especially those great teams of the '50s and `60s - was adopted.
So I guess gold was part of the MSU color palette at one time or the other. How old is their fight song, though?
...or it didn't happen.
The fight song was written in 1915
Helmet circa 1933
I can't tell due to the pic. lighting, but isn't the S still white? And the chin strap, that's white. At least there is SOME WHITE somewhere on the jersey. The new ones are just weird.
In fact, their school colors were green and white well before the random black/gold period. The coach at the time wanted to do something different, so he changed the color scheme. So yes - these were a part of msu's football history. But no - they were never official school colors in any way.
So we're playing Baylor?
If an iPad were a football uniform, it would look like this.
"If Helen Keller designed a football uniform, it would look like this."
I think Hoke has changed the tide on the rivalry. Hell people in Ohio are starting to believe him. Never in a million years I would have thought that. Selling Michigan jerseys is a good start.
Well, it's not like those are worse than their current uniform.
First thought that popped into my head when seeing this abominations: Michigan's playing Baylor?
Holy hell those are ugly.
Who the fuck talks like that? Are we playing them in football or cricket?
hey either way it should be a ripping good time. Pip Pip
to show the back of the uniform that reads: "Eat Mor Chikin".
Going to be tough to stop Robert Griffin III and Baylor that day. Damn.
The same school whose fans scream that their team is now more relevant than Michigan disproves the point made by their fans and coach by elevating the Michigan game to special uniform status. If that's the true color, they are even changing their color for the game.
It seems like everybody wants to trot out a special uniform for Michigan. Bring it on, Sparty.
Wow. Leaving Nike seems like a blessing in disguise.
Not every team who uses Nike has pro combat uni's, and I can guarantee you Michigan wouldn't be using them if we were still with Nike.
Considering Brandon's love of our UTL jersey, yes, yes we would be in Pro Combats for one game a year. And they would be awful. Remember that one of OSU's uglier Pro Combat outfits was supposedly a "throwback".
Can you? Did you see our jerseys last week?
OK, we all know that Hoke poops gold, and now 2 of our top rivals sport gold helmets. Well...OK... I think you can figure out where I'm going.
my friend that goes to state told me the gold is actually bronze, meant to represent the bronze of the spartan shields (think 300)
seems a bit far reaching IMHO
friends don't let friends go to State
well. maybe I should rephrase. my girlfriends brother, who I would consider a friend, but didn't meet until we were both in college, goes to state, and told me this.
Stop downvoting this man! He pointed out MSU's flawed logic, claimed that he felt it was a stretch of the imagination, & then distanced himself from any personal relationship he might have with their fan-base. I think he's in the clear!
... That being said, if you do turn out to be sympathetic to any spartan cause, I will downvote myself a thousand times for defending you. Don't let me down. :P
I appreciate your defense and assure you that I will not let you down. However, I feel that I may have deserved the MGoPunishment of the downvotes from my MGoBrethren due to the fact that left open the slight possibility of a sparty relationship, and for this, I humbly apologize
They sure are obsessed with this 300 stuff.
They do know that they die in the end right?
The Michigan State Baylor SpartanBearPigs.
I think what really bugs me with this whole trend is that now there will be no photos from big games with teams in their classic unis - the history books are going to look like a freak show. Tradition is dead. Dolla Billz uber alles.
That's some genius
lying marketing right there.
(then Rick Moranis says) "But I had your names put on the back of them."
( Worthless no talent kid that resembles Cousins) "So the guys at the morgue can identify the bodies"
Go Green! Go Gold?
Even this guy thinks those look bad......
"Hip" is a word used by people who are definitely not, to describe something they think "the young kids will like."
There is a big mohawk trend begining with helmets lately, and I dont like it one bit.
I don't think they look too bad, at least not any worse than their usual jerseys (the font is still awful). I understand the whole gold <-> 300 <-> spartan <-> history or whatever it is they are doing because they think it's awesome, but it's still the most stupid part. Your colors are green and white, yet these are black, green, and gold. Wear your damn school colors if you're so proud of them rather than wearing meh Baylor jerseys.
So they're still going with the 300 Spartans hot gates King Leonidas thing? They have Greek letters that say "Molon Labe" on the front of the helmet in the stripe.
Aparrently it's a quote from Leonidas to the Persians that is the ancient Greek equivalent of "Come at me bro".
"Molon Labe" roughly translates to "come and take them" and was supposedly the response of the Spartans when ordered by the Persians to give up their weapons.
Fun facts about Thermopylae:
1) There were 300 Spartans, but as many as 7000 total Greeks involved
2) All the Spartans died
3) After the battle, the Persians rampaged through Greece and burned Athens to the ground
4) The tide of the invasion was not turned until the Persians were defeated in a naval battle at Salamis by a primarily Athenian fleet
5) << 1% of the "Spartans" in East Lansing actually know any of this
6) "Molon Labe" will be hilariously ironic when Sparty loses 5 fumbles