Goodbye world, it's been real.
Yes the helmet stood out to me. Blue stripe in middle. I'm not going to freak out about this as I don't think the helmet gets altered and pants looks to be just an effect not actual camo.
Adidas confirmed that the helmet, at least, is not happening.
this ever be considered:
Trivia: Michigan helmets are not blue with yellow wings painted on them. They are actually yellow with blue painted around the outline of the wings.
So beware: it would be real easy for the AD to do something like this. Easier than the actual Michigan helmet itself.
It's just an effect.
Just looks like a Photoshop filter gone wrong/overzealous. There's all sorts of weird going on in that thing.
But the pants are pretty clearly Zubaz. So I wouldn't worry about it.
Rockin' these for the notre dame game, or maybe UTL?
Everyone go get a pitch fork and/or torch and meet me on State Street.
Is selling pitchforks faster than they went through bottled water during the Toledo water crisis!
Saw this on twitter and quoted it and told them to S my D. They deleted the photo a few minutes later.
I'd like to think I made someone delete the tweet.
this bullshit cannot be tolerated and they need to know that. . .
Those cannot actually be happening, right?
If we wear these uniforms I'll eat a lemo.... wait a second.
I won't believe it until I see it from WolverineDevotee.
From or on?
No, they arent. its a layer over the bottom of the picture to give it extra dimension. learn to photoshop.
The uniform rage is so obnoxious.
It's an extra layer to give it texture. YOU learn to photoshop, guy.
And look at the helmet... If that doesn't make you rage then go hang out on a Sparty board.
Ill rage out when its on the field. Just like any rational human being.
Edit: As posted below "photoshop error". You gunna calm the fuck down yet?
Since when have zumba's been ok for football pants?
Don't ever fuck with the wings!!!! EVER!!!!
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
Overreact much, people?
Is this supposed to be for a particular game, or is it just a generic "Yay us!" picture?
Forever. All gamez.
The UTL uniforms are the only alternates this season.
Wouldn't be the first time Adidas sprung something goofy at a moment's notice.
And you have to bet they'll want something flashy to unleash in South Bend to steal some thunder from ND for switching to UA.
Such is the absurdity of modern apparel contracts and corporate jealousy.
I still can't believe those uniforms saw the light of day.
Does addidas just drop these uniforms off and say "Here you go. Don't like it? Swim in this money pool until you do." Is there anybody in the athletic department who can step up and say "Ummm...no, we'll stick to the best unifrom in sports, thanks." I know our current AD Lord Business won't do that.
It is my understanding that Michigan gets paid by the apparel company for the right to sell UMs logo/copywright/trademark. Why does UM put up with bullshit? They hold all the cards. I'm sure there is a bidding war for UM everytime a contract is up. So why is the manufacturer's logo front and center on the jersey?
Seriously, FRONT AND CENTER ON THE JERSEY! This is not accepptable to me.
Don't like it? Swim in this money pool until you do.
to adidas. Other than the money, that was the big difference with what Nike had proposed in 2007. Nike didn't want to give UM the right to say no to what they came up with. UM folks have actually been involved with adidas in designing most of the alternate unis the last few years. Jake Ryan's non-reaction to the UTL3 unis, which some folks trumpeted as meaning he didn't like them, turned out to be him wanting to see how others reacted...because he helped design them.
blue compression shirt and the clowniforms would have been tolerable. Throw in blue or maize pants, and they would have been OK. If we had managed to beat MSU in the last seconds of the game, then we'd all love them.
Thanks. This made me laugh for five minutes straight.
Since yesterday's news guys
I pray this was just a sick joke. I hate the pants and that helmet... I will die if I see a yellow helmet with a blue stripe like that
As 'Shirtless said, this is definitely a mistake.
The official adidas account apologized yesterday about it. I asked someone whether I should flip the PANIC /doom switch on MGoBlog to "up". I nearly posted the thread about it but wanted to clear it first since that would be the first time Michigan would wear a non-winged helmet since the mid-30s.
Modernize these a bit for Saturday and you've got a real throw back and a new look for TV
Why can't we get this? Instead of the bumblebee sleeved-version?
How about never bring these back again?
In what world is the above uniform an improvement on the standard road uniforms? Maize + Blue = awesome. Maize + Blue + White = cool. WHITE + WHITE + WHITE + maize + blue = not awesome.
Those allwhites look like a poor high school team with a cool helmet.
calm down. road uniforms have been changed dozen of times, no big thing. but the one i always really liked is the ones from the late 90s, early 2000s. the m on the sleeve, with the numbers up on the pads with maize and blue striping on the neckline and sleeves. i hated that they ever changed those. very classic looking.
You can see that it's just an effect because it also goes over his arm. It's not the offseason anymore, people. You don't need to look for the most insignificant thing to panic over anymore.
I'm so sick of this. We have one of, if not the best, uniforms in any sport. Clean and classic. Why mess with it? I don't buy the recruits love it line either. Alabama remains largely untouched no alternates etc and they're doing just fine. Winning cures all.
What he said.
Just because Oregon's uniforms sucked for forever, we have to pay the price? When you pick a duck as your mascot, that's what you get. Now, the rest of the nation has to deal with this Nikification and the ensuing arms race of ridiculous unifromz.
I get it for teams that have crappy uniforms but when will a school tell an apparel company (ala Mike Keenan vetoing those terrible Blues unifromz) "Hell no"
I would rather have a dumb mascot before we TOUCH THE WINGS!
no camo, no camo, no camo. please dear god, no camo. Also, can I please get a bigass addidas/nike/underarmour logo front and center on the jersey? I'm sick of not knowing which sweatshop kids make our uniforms. I need to know who sponsors us. Oh wait, that's already there? I really have to get rid of this CRT TV.
Between the addidas logo, the block M, the B1G logo, and the legends patch, I'm not sure where the (future) advertising patch is supposed to go.
On a related note, there is about a 1.5 years left on this 8-year Adidas deal that Bill Martin got us into. Do you anticipate that Brandon will re-sign with them, or might we switch to Nike or Under Armour?
This should help land more five star recruits once we get back I'm Nike
How long is Brandon's contract?
Addidas must be punishing us then.
OK, so, we've established that the picture was the work of some photoshop dope and isn't a real depiction of anything. Doesn't it still reflect really badly that the design people at adidas basically think "ok, here are your colors, go play with them" and don't have the slightest interest in knowing the history of their subject (unless, of course, they can work in some slogan to be sewn into a jockstrap lining)?
They are not that up on Michigan history in Guangdong.
I got a close-up look at one of the "official" UTL 3 jerseys being worn this year for the PSU game, and...well...I can't say I'm a huge fan. That said, they'll undoubtedly look much better on Devin & Devin & Co. than they did on the guy in front of me in line to buy a $4.50 bottle of water.
If Michigan goes back to Nike, I will throw all my Adidas gear away and replace immediately with Nike. I still wear my old Nike jerseys, shirts and hats more than anything I purchased that is Adidas.
I get not wanting them anymore but you could at least donate the stuff.