July 23rd, 2012 at 7:58 PM ^

Actually, I think it would be awesome to own them all.  It doesn't mean I think we should be constantly changing because it's pretty much destroyed our tradition of classic uniforms.  

I love my all white #1 jersey.  You don't need maize stripes or huge block M's everywhere.  The maize trim and blue #1 signify everything - classic, tradition, dominance.

Wolverine Devotee

July 23rd, 2012 at 9:19 PM ^

While I love the classic look of the uniforms, and that will NEVER change. I think that ONE alternate uniform a year wouldn't hurt. It's a new day and age where recruits love this kind of stuff.

If it brings great players to Michigan who want to say they wore that special uniform against notre dame or alabama then fine with me.

The only thing I'm not crazy about is wearing the special uniforms against the big 3 rivals. Those games should always feature the standard and classic uniforms. THAT is paying homage to the past IMO.


July 23rd, 2012 at 7:24 PM ^

Okay, I've actually digested the whole article now, and there were some notable statements:

The article claims that Michigan will wear "standard home and road uniforms for the rest of the season." If this is true, fabulous. I'll take a single alternate road jersey every year in exchange for consistency the rest of the time, especially if they follow through on the promise to drop the helmet numbers.

The article also suggests that there's some work going on to "normalize" the colors of maize. I am nervous about this. If they change the helmet wing color (they've said they're changing the paint, but we'll see about the color) I'll be very unhappy. Michigan's helmets have been fine. And back when I went to games, just before Nike started putting tackle twill numbers on the jerseys, everything looked great and matched, even if the basketball and hockey uniforms were not consistent with football. 

So we'll see. Playing with colors is nervous work.


July 24th, 2012 at 8:48 PM ^

Hopefully it's just to make the maize the same tint across all the parts of the uniform.

At the Purdue game last year, when it was cloudy but not dark, you could clearly see 4 different tints of "maize" on the uniforms:  the helmet wings, the helmet numbers, the jersey numbers, and the pants.  It looked amateurish, quite frankly.



July 23rd, 2012 at 7:26 PM ^

i guess i like the team emphasis of the block M on the shoulder and Michigan across the back (instead of players name on the back/# on the arm)... these are def better than the UTL/ MSU bumblebee disaster, but i still dont like them more than the real uni.


July 23rd, 2012 at 7:40 PM ^

4000 Conqueror of the Internet points for C.  

A quote from the Urban Dictionary:


ass clown (ás kloun) n.: 

one, who, through the fault of his parents conception, is a skid mark in society's collective underwear.

EDIT:  I don't think I'm down with the idea of collective underwear.  Maybe selectively collective underwear.


July 23rd, 2012 at 10:59 PM ^

These uniforms are absolutely terrible. They need to stop putting 'Victors Valiant' on everything. It didn't work with the halo on the stadium and it doesn't work on uniforms. At this point the AD might as well sell ads on the uniforms, if we're gonna look like fools might as well get paid for it.


July 23rd, 2012 at 7:30 PM ^

It's not bad at all. The block M on the shoulders looks awesome. If I had the extra money I'd definitely buy one. In my opinion I think this is the best one so far between UTL, State, and the sugar bowl with the sugar bowl Jersey being a close second.


July 23rd, 2012 at 7:40 PM ^

In my opinion we've permanently ceded a position on the "best uniforms" list. I'm not usually on the "get off my lawn" group - some change is necessary - but after 5 different uniforms last year, this is absurd.

Edit: at least we can still claim the top position on the "best helmets" list, that is until they go and mess with those.

Voltron Blue

July 23rd, 2012 at 7:35 PM ^

I'd be willing to bet that will be last names.  They're just using MICHIGAN for the prototype to show what it would look like without including an actual "student-athlete" in the advertising.


July 23rd, 2012 at 7:38 PM ^

Call me un-patriotic but I don't like the American flag on our uniforms or helmet. I like the alternates though. Would be a little better if the yellow across the shoulders was kept white.

MGJS SuperKick Party

July 23rd, 2012 at 7:39 PM ^

The Gloves are way cooler than last years gloves.

The yellow shoulder stripe is too much, reminds me of one of the generic uniforms you could create for NCAA football 2005.

As for the helmet paint, I am sure it wont change too much. I am sure someone along the line would put a stop to it if they wanted to change our helmet too much. I am praying it wont be a Matte color since they want it to stand out more. Maybe it is going to have little sparkles in it that makes light pop off of it more, or its a stronger paint because of the wear and tear we put on the helmets last year.