Uniformz: Rumors of MSU "special" gear this weekend?

Submitted by PeterKlima on October 18th, 2012 at 11:03 PM


This site is reporting that MSU may be pumping themselves up and psyching out confused Michigan players by wearing shiny helemts this weekend. 

It reminds me that animals and babies are usually attracted to shiny things.

Anyway, real or not?


P.S. - searched board and did not see anything on this SIAP.



October 18th, 2012 at 11:27 PM ^

Forget that they were hideous to look at. How in the hell we thought it was a good idea to change uniforms 15 minutes before our biggest game of the year I have no idea.

I felt going on a John L Smith like rant about how the kids were playing their tails off and the marketers were screwing it up!


October 19th, 2012 at 11:54 AM ^

rivals, is in the same division, competes for the same instate recuirts and had beaten us 3 years in arow? 


I mean seriously, why are people even debating this point?  Are people just too arrogant and stubborn to even acknowledge that MSU is a big game every year and even more so in the last couple years?!?


October 19th, 2012 at 3:34 PM ^

If you mean that MSU would be 6-2 with a loss to Michigan, then absolutely. If you're just saying in a vacuum, then of course I agree, but our championship and Rose Bowl hopes had a lot more to do with MSU than OSU last season.

Edit: M-Wolverine beat me to the punch, which isn't all that surprising I guess.


October 19th, 2012 at 1:53 PM ^

No one said it wasn't a really big game. But you said biggest. As has been pointed out, you can argue UTL, but Ohio State is narually always bigger (and we actually compete with more recruits with them than MSU...at least we should), and after having been that long without beating them, I'd say it's one of those once a generation times where beating OSU was probably more important than winning the Big Ten. Because we've actually won the Big Ten more recently than we've beat OSU. It would have been a horrible feeling for all to go another year, with them having a new coach and the game being down there this year, even with a Big Ten title.  Hollow at best.

You'd have a better chance claiming getting the MSU monkey off our back this year was a bigger deal, with Hoke already being 1-0 vs. the Buckeyes.  Even with it looking like it may not mean as much in the conference standing (unless a Sparty upset elevates their team for the season).  Hasn't been since 2002 that anyone could make that argument. 

But I bet if we get to the end of the season and beat Meyer in his first game, at the Horseshoe, and Brady gets them up here next year to possibly go 3-0 against them...that'd feel pretty sweet.  But getting ahead of ourselves.


October 19th, 2012 at 9:12 AM ^

No way... that game proved WAY more important for us not going to Indy or Pasadena last year.

Enter division opponent over osu argument here. And don't even bring up nd because over than the novelty of being our first night game it had no impact on the season or bowl game. Msu still went to indy, and could have gone to the rose bowl after being annihilated by nd.

This is and was most important.


October 19th, 2012 at 10:46 AM ^

You are right about the MSU game as it pertains to winning the B1G championship.  If we had beaten MSU last year we would have been playing Wisconsin in Indy.  I don't think this statement is entirely accurate though -

And don't even bring up nd because over than the novelty of being our first night game it had no impact on the season or bowl game.

While it is always the goal to win a B1G championship, the Notre Dame game was an important factor in our Sugar Bowl appearance.  Had Michigan State beaten Notre Dame they would have been higher in the rankings with only 2 losses, after their loss to Wisconsin.  That would have given them a small chance to get a BCS invite, which they were not going to get with 3 losses.  In the end, neither Michigan or Michigan State got what they wanted (the B1G title) but it was Michigan that went to a BCS bowl game and not Michigan State, and you could argue that the Notre Dame game was the difference. 



October 19th, 2012 at 3:05 PM ^

Hey, sorry.

The "don't even bring up nd" sounds a lot more harsh when its isolated like that. I just meant that they weren't a conference opponent. I understand what osu means but man, we had a drought against them for awhile and it sucked but I'd rather have ended the one against msu first because of the divisions. Doing a day count of the osu timeline stings but I'd compare it to the national debt right now in that the bottom line is it is a silly number. Two thousand days? It gets to a point where it all blurs together. That is no better than 300 days or 3000 days.


October 19th, 2012 at 11:15 AM ^

You can argue that the MSU game was more important than Nebraska, or ND (although I'd argue the UTL game was a big confidence-booster for the program).  But no way was it bigger than the Game.  We had gone 2,926 days since our last win over the Bucks.  It would have been absolutely devastating to lose that game.  Besides, if we'd have beaten MSU and lost to OSU (all else equal), Sparty would have won the division anyway.


October 19th, 2012 at 1:46 PM ^

But if we had beat MSU and lost to OSU, wouldn't we have won the division.  My memory may be off, but then teams would have lost to-

Michigan - Iowa, OSU

MSU - Michigan, Nebraska

Nebraska - Wisconsin, Michigan, Northwestern

So we'd both have two losses, and we'd have won the head to head.


October 18th, 2012 at 11:10 PM ^

Brandon said we would wear our normal uniforms the rest of the year, but you never know with his uniform fetish whether we'll come out wearing something ridiculous.  We had no warning last year with the bumblebees.


October 18th, 2012 at 11:12 PM ^

I just got an idea that could change EVERYTHING! Lets take our regular helmets but make all the colors shiny metalic, and put it under a clear coat. Nobody has EVER done that!


October 18th, 2012 at 11:15 PM ^

It's too bad that Nike doesn't think highly enough of MSU to come up with an original uniform design for them. Last year they gave them the extra uniforms that Baylor had lying around, and this year they get Colorado State's.


October 18th, 2012 at 11:35 PM ^

Actually think the helmet looks pretty cool.  I'd further posit that if they made a Michigan winged helmet like this that we'd all be going nuts and high-fiving each other right now.

The Wolf

October 19th, 2012 at 8:28 AM ^

I would further posit that your assertion is far from the truth.  This board has a pseudo-meltodwn anytime Brandon introduces another jersey, a major board topic for any differences noticed in the piping of the jerseys, endless discussions about the "maize" and "yellow" qualities/characteristics of apparel over the years, and a decided opinion that Michigan's helmet is THE GREATEST in all of college football.  

You think "we'd all be going nuts and high-fiving each other right now"?  Sir, I must strongly disagree.