So I was listening to the pre-game on radio this morning and they interviewed Jon Falk. He was asked something along the lines of "well even with all new uniforms these days, we'll never see anything change with the helmets will we Jon?" Falk chuckled in agreement but then went on to say that they were looking at adding a metallic element to the helmets so they "glow" like ND's did, but that it was difficult to add the metallic element to our specific colors. And that we "may see something new next year." Wait, wut? First I've heard of this, snd I'm sadly not shocked, if true.
We are looking at getting shiny helmets "like Notre Dame"--Jon Falk
Why that would be a travesty
Y U NO LIKE HELMETZZZ?!?!?
ALL CAPS ANGER! NO NO NO NO!!!! EXCLAMATION POINTS TO PROVE I AM SERIOUS!!!!
I would love to see glossy maize wings with matte blue...that'd be about the only change aside from award stickers coming back I'd care for.
I agree with you. I would love to see an all matte helmet with our traditional design.
hmm ... interesting. I had never thought of this. I wonder if we have one of the only helmet designs that could pull off a dual matte/gloss pattern? I'm still not really in favor of trying, but it's a less horrifying idea than totally metallic or totally matte.
.. Nothing wrong with a little change as long as they keep the old school the primary helmet.
Our screaming highlighter yellow is not glossy enough?
The maize already is glossy, but if we pull a nd on our beautiful helmets the history would be ruined.
Completely black helmet. The wings will be glossy, and the rest will be matte. And red numbers. Because why not?
This. Is. Outrage!
But seriously, please no.
FREAK OUT BEFORE WE KNOW WHAT THE CHANGES, HOWEVER INSIGNIFICANT THEY MAY BE!!!!!!!!!!!
Sparkly? DEAR GOD, NO!
Do. not. want.
Notre Dame's new helmets drive me crazy.
destroyed their very cool helmets last year. I'd have put them at number two coolest in 2010, I doubt they crack the top 20ish in 2011/12.
I wouldn't mind this, don't hate me bro.
Not all-out christmas like MSU this year, but something that made the wings stand out. I think I might really dig that for a game. Never changing the design or completely changed the coating so that it looks like a compeltely different helment (again, MSU), but making the wings pop out? I'm down.
But then again I loved the UTL uniforms... didn't care much for the MSU away or Alabama uni's.
I think the wings stand out pretty well already...since they're maize surrounded by blue
Maybe we can get an alternate logo that features Calvin pissing on the Michigan logo too. The kids seem to love that Calvin and Hobbes.
Fear level: 8 out of 10.
Don't mind that much, esp with the chuckling about major changes. Lets see it
Yeah I would like confirmation from a second listener's interpretation to be sure he wasn't joking.
no f'n way.
This makes me vomit just a little bit in my mouth. Ugh.
I'd even be ok with helmet stickers. But don't mess with the base look of the helmet. Notre Dame's shiny helmets are stupid. Our helmets are not
Nightmares do come true
There already is small metallic flakes in the maze wings, so they would have to be going really crazy to further it. I am gonna say I doubt that we do anything more than wants done. Seriously, at some point it's too much. Our tradition is conservatism, Oregon has a tradition of changing every other week. College football can have both.
GET OFF MY LAWN!
don't. Signed, Fan
Sorry. Must use caps. HE'S JOKING, RIGHT!?!??!??!
This idea should be taken out back and killed with an axe.
Could we see a matte finished helmet. Like how Minnesotas look. No shiny-ness.
Why shouldn't our program be more like Minnesota's? No shininess. Haven't won anything metallic in living memory, in fact.
Is nothing sacred anymore? Where does it stop? Hell, why don't we just piss on other great things as well. How about Arlington National Cemetery and Casino Resort?
Leave our helmets alone.
The numbers were one thing, I liked that. I think that should be a permanent addition, but after that no changes. The helmets are iconic. It's our calling card.
Good, I'd rather see tradition burned quickly rather than let it die slowly. Hell, get it over with quickly Brandon. Please, just pick a game and put ads, logos, and all the goddamn marketing you want in the stadium. Then make the team wear pink girdles, all maize uniforms, black helmets, a mascot, and strippers on the sidelines. Would that appease all demographics and make you enough money? I really don't care anymore, I've lost the will to fight this.
Instead of "All in" or some other horseshit line, why not just be honest... "Michigan: The New Oregon!". Goddamn you Dave Brandon, damn you to hell.
Shut up. Seriously, all of the recruits love this stuff. Everytime we break out something new everyone tweets about it. We have to keep up with other teams. What is so wrong about trying something new, it isn't hurting you so calm down. You're acting like you forgot to put on your Depends this morning and got stuck in traffic.
The "recruits love this stuff" line is such a tired one. I have never once found it convincing no matter how many times you people try to convince me it's a good argument. Also, we should not be trying to "keep up with other teams." You're really selling the school short if you believe that.
Yes, it's been proven in various scientific studies that wide eyed recruits love shiny things...seriously? Leave the helmets alone.
People TWEET about it??
Well then, that changes everything, I'm totally on board now.
Sigh.....ultimately uniforms and facilities don't mean shit. A team could have brand new uni's every week, and practice in a billion dollar facility, but if they don't win, nobody will want to play for them
If "all of the recruits" love this stuff, nobody would ever go to Michigan or Penn State. "All of the recruits" is a stupid thing to say and is proof that you aren't critically thinking through the whole "kids love it" crap.
Add Alabama, USC, Texas, Florida, LSU, Ohio to that list.... no one would go to any of those schools either. Michigan is right in there with them. We don't need gimmicks.
It works for Oregon... hey great, that's part of their schtick. It never should be part of ours, we don't need it.
BRAND ON, DAVE.
the "strippers on the sideline" idea needs further study, Herm.
I volunteer to head up a committee to investigate this idea in depth...