Ron Utah

July 9th, 2015 at 5:32 PM ^

The color previously labeled "Iowa Official Yellow" is in the middle of yellow-orange range, as well as being the middle choice in the data set.  It is a statistically proven fact that human beings are most likely choose the middle option when presented with several choices.

That said, a lot people just don't realize (or maybe even like) how orange real maize is.


July 9th, 2015 at 3:34 PM ^

The reason I want the darker maize is the dumbest reason imaginable. I would like to be able to go outside for extended periods of time wearing my Michigan shirts without being molested by every bee within a mile of me.


July 9th, 2015 at 6:10 PM ^

I took down the before and after. The only difference is a lot more votes have gone to Iowa--people are naturally moderates and that's the middle choice. I bet most people didn't realize Michigan's maize is darker than Iowa's, officially at least. On the football uniforms we've been lighter for quite some time.


July 9th, 2015 at 9:28 PM ^

I don't think I picked it because it was in the middle, I think I picked it because between that one and the official Maize, the Iowa yellow is brighter. It's bright while still being warm and without being highlighter colored. 

turd ferguson

July 10th, 2015 at 9:17 AM ^

Taking down the labels was a good move.  My only other issue with this is that to my eye there are basically five bright yellows and two darker yellows.  Votes from people who prefer the brighter yellow will get split five ways, while votes from people who prefer the darker yellow will only get split two ways.  


July 9th, 2015 at 7:13 PM ^

the 200 looked very good to me with the blue. I'm way in the minority, but a purer yellow looks better to me then the orangy hue. Sthephenrjking's diary did a great job of comparing the yellows to other teams yellows, and I think the brighter yellow lookes better on the uniforms.  Suprised Iowas yellow is less orangy than Michigan's official hue. 


July 9th, 2015 at 3:44 PM ^

I like the 70's color. I didn't realize official maize is actually darker than Iowa's.
Should we go to official maize? Yes. Particularly if we care that maize is not highlighter. But I do like the moderated color.


July 9th, 2015 at 3:45 PM ^

While it makes far more sense for all UM teams and apparel to match with the same official maize, I will miss the electric yellow basketball jerseys. I might be in the minority on this, but the bright shade on the players and on the maize rage in the stands looked great and really popped on TV.