OT: Adidas passes Jordan as the #2 brand in U.S.

OT: Adidas passes Jordan as the #2 brand in U.S.

Submitted by The Barwis Effect on September 18th, 2017 at 10:42 PM
Thought this would interest some on here given last year's switch from adidas to Jordan....

Adidas has passed the Jordan brand as the second-most popular sneaker in the United States, market tracking company NPD Group announced Monday.

"I've never seen a brand in the sneaker industry grow this fast," NPD sports industry analyst Matt Powell said.


OT: Adidas will give up NBA jersey and apparel contract

OT: Adidas will give up NBA jersey and apparel contract

Submitted by mgoblue0970 on March 16th, 2015 at 2:11 PM

For the folks who don't like Adidas...


Interesting to read UA is now #2 ahead of Adidas. 

Personally I never cared about the supplier... as long as it says "Michigan", is maize or blue, then the logo is means little to me.  I have found Adidas shoes are better than Nike though for stability and support. That's just my $0.02 worth though.

OT: New Nike Hyper Elite basketball uniforms

OT: New Nike Hyper Elite basketball uniforms

Submitted by FabFiver5 on January 22nd, 2013 at 4:12 PM

So Nike has officially released their "new" Hyper Elite basketball uniforms for their top schools to wear during special occasion games this season.

Even though Michigan had a uniform exactly like this (and quickly got rid of it due to its sheer ugliness), Nike decided to go ahead and make them again anyway.

Our old version from the Jamal Crawford era:


Ohio State will be wearing theirs against us during the February 5th home game. Theirs look like so:


Other teams to wear them include Texas, Gonzaga (who wore them against Butler), Marquette, Duke, North Carolina, Villanova, Kentucky, USC and Georgetown.

And to think we complained about Adidas so much...

Morning Open Thread: Notre Dame vs Navy

Morning Open Thread: Notre Dame vs Navy

Submitted by Zone Left on September 1st, 2012 at 7:41 AM

Let's count the ways this doesn't make sense.

  1. 9am EST kickoff. By the time the West Coast rolls out of bed, the game will be over.
  2. No five star tailbacks in Ireland.
  3. Jetlag and other distraction slows preparation for Week 2.
  4. Seriously Navy, you're an American service academy playing a game in Ireland?
  5. The jerseys.

Edit: The jerseys are not being worn today, but they still suck.

More jersey intrigue...

More jersey intrigue...

Submitted by Real Tackles Wear 77 on June 9th, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Since the Fre*p leaked the "throwback jersey prototypes" I have been of the opinion that the stripey things could not possibly be the real thing, bolstered mostly by the NCAA bylaw that required jersey numbers be 8-10 inches etc. on both the front and back of the jersey. The recently released images would also not fit under this law.

So...my hope that we wouldn't be wearing what we saw today may yet prove true. For those of you who are fans of Michigan football on facebook, this: 


may offer some hope. Also the phrasing "this may be Denard Robinson's "under the lights" jersey" could be a sign that DB is just screwing with us.

Also, for any other uniform enthusiasts out there, recall that the M-Den's track record for uniforms is less than stellar, if you remember the hockey uniform designs they had for sale for a few weeks (basically our maize alternate design in blue and in white) which everyone talked about before they went away and the jerseys didn't change at all.