Rumor: Yellow Jerseys for ND Night Game

Submitted by Geaux_Blue on June 3rd, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Take this with a grain of NaCl but I've now heard this from multiple people who don't know each other:

Michigan's night game jersey will be Yellow.

No word yet on if it will be like the blue and white hockey sweaters with number on chest like has been discussed on the board but IDK. Could this mean white pants?! OMGz.



June 4th, 2011 at 5:07 AM ^

I think it'd hurt my eyes, and I think it weakens our brand. Michigan's cachet, like Penn State's or Alabama's, is that we don't mess with our look. Oregon's is that they do on a weekly basis. Schools like Florida or Georgia that do sometimes just look silly to me.

Not to mention that if we're trying to salute the history of our football team, i'd rather have the silly looking stripes than a maize jersey.


June 3rd, 2011 at 4:37 PM ^

they will be called "Mott Children's Hospital Special Edition Jerseys to Benefit Sick Children who are Less Fortunate than you, so Shut Up About It, you will buy them anyway"

The FannMan

June 3rd, 2011 at 8:54 PM ^

For the love of sweet Desmond Howard doing the Heisman pose, hell no. My reasons in no real order:

First, all maize (or gold or yellow) looks horrible in football.  Please see Cal, WVU, Minnesota, or anyone else who has ever tried it.  They are just ugly.  It works in basketball, and maize works as a hockey jersey.  It will not work in football.

Second, people will freak the hell out.  It disgusts me and I'm 40.  ("I'm a man! I can take it!" - that Coach Gundy quote is literally the best thing about being 40, but I digress.)  There are many, mostly older Michigan fans who will HATE this.  Why piss off the majority of the fan base?

Third,  tradition.  We already have a  "throwback."  It is called the home jersey.  If you want to put numbers on the helmets like Bump or early Bo, fine. There is precedent for that.  Just not some fabricated peice of crap because we told ABC we would do someting specal for them.

Fourth, this is a pure money grab to sell the "third jersey".  What's next - putting a white block with "Arby's" on it like a European futbol team?  If you run out and buy it you are being played.

Fifth, GET OFF MY LAWN.  Yes, I know this post sounds like pure old guy rage.  I am old and I am feeling rage on this one.  Forgive me.

Finally, the worst reason for this I have seen is the "I'll be able to wear it to maize outs" thing.  If you want to rock a maize jersey to maize outs, go to Moes and get yourself a damn hockey jersey.  Works fine and you're not pissing on Michigan football tradition.


Wolverine Devotee

June 4th, 2011 at 2:38 PM ^

That maize on maize is so aMAIZEing. I hope Michigan does get maize jerseys. Maybe wear them yearly for Maize Outs or night games. I do know for a fact whatever the throwback is I will be buying it.