Women And Children First

Submitted by Brian on July 14th, 2008 at 10:24 AM

Glen Mason's Hot Wife links up the official away jerseys, and Ann Arbor Torch And Pitchfork extends its business hours. Abandon all hope:

I'm not as horrified as most probably will be, as I quite like the numbering and don't mind the shoulder piping, but I can't imagine the little side stripe as anything but ugly. Full gallery here.

Update: The official site has the jerseys up and the side striping seems a lot less prominent, FWIW.

Comments

Daniel L

July 14th, 2008 at 10:34 AM ^

If you look at the picture closely, it appears that the sides are folded in a bit to show the stripes. Also, you have to consider what this will look like on players from a Terrance Taylor to a Roy Roundtree. A better question is why is the jersey "08". Wouldn't "80" have been a better choice seeing as single digit numbers are just single digits on our jerseys?

MMB 82

July 14th, 2008 at 10:34 AM ^

I expected worse on the away jerseys- the side stripe appears relatively subtle, I can get used to it. Just don't ever change the home jerseys!

mjv

July 14th, 2008 at 10:34 AM ^

... but not the end of the world. The article also mentioned that the home jerseys have similar side swooshes, but are in the same color as the body of the jersey, so much more subtle (still undesirable). They should have just saved the fabric to sell in some god-awful maize jersey.

Bando Calrissian

July 14th, 2008 at 10:37 AM ^

That replica away jersey is absolutely godawful. At least make it an effort to make it look like the authentic. And, for that matter, the replica home jersey looks pretty terrible, too. And did anybody catch that little detail that the designs were picked out by an assistant athletic director and someone from marketing? Another great move from the AD's office.

Daniel L

July 14th, 2008 at 10:39 AM ^

Bill Martin never saw these jerseys once.  At all.  Some lackey from the AD just drew them with crayon on a napkin and gave them to Adidas.  Unfortuanately for all of us, after he finished drawing the upper shoulder stripes he had flattened the point on his Crayola, which is the reason the lower stripes are so wide.  Crayola is the enemy here, not Adidas.

The Barking Sp…

July 14th, 2008 at 10:50 AM ^

You guys are comlaining about a fucking AWAY jersey???? Who the fuck even notices anything but the Helmet on the road? It's white with numbers on it. Sheesh, talk about worrying over not only what you can;t control, but something that registers as a 0 on the Big Deal scale.

big gay heart

July 14th, 2008 at 11:00 AM ^

I've got really, really, really novel idea: stop being pussies.

I mean, shit. It's a jersey. Stop bitching about shoulder piping and colorful panel inserts. This is all mind-blowingly minute. Think about all the things that are wrong with this world. We got baby mommas who can't feed they babies and baby daddys who wont be a man and own up to they babies. And, there are like wars and other shit happening and Barackal Hussein Bin Lama is a secret Islamic terrorist who is running for President.

A little context, please. And, its all about the helmets, anyway. 

Inca Kola

July 14th, 2008 at 11:05 AM ^

Last years away jerseys had piping on the shoulders. There was also a stripe down the side that finished on the back of the jersey, it was just thinner. Much ado about nothing.

mooseman

July 14th, 2008 at 11:31 AM ^

I don't care if they have 'Yodas and shit' on 'em as long as we perform on the field. Actually, not completely true. The home is honoring tradition enough and the away is not too "Oregony"

samsoccer7

July 14th, 2008 at 11:38 AM ^

Just imagine, those side stripes on the away jerseys will make our guys look faster, combined with Eeeeee Barwis, and we're off to the races. I don't think those stripes are a big deal. In fact, if I ever bought one of those, I think they'd look pretty decent. The home authentics look nice. No way in hell I'm buying a replica POS. They look crappy and with screened numbers instead of stiched, it's a super replica instead of a genuine attempted authentic knockoff. Anyway, no big deal...

mKzoo

July 14th, 2008 at 12:02 PM ^

are out-of-fucking hand when you try to tell people NOT to complain. Fuck, if they want to not like the jerseys and complain about them, then let them. That's what the post is about and its obviously important to them even if it isn't to you.

So, which Two Headed Boy track is the best on the album?

Flood

July 14th, 2008 at 12:21 PM ^

Is there any speculation or knowledge as to how much the authentic jerseys will cost? I think I'll head down to The MDEN on August 1 to pick up an authentic, because the replicas look pretty shoddy in comparison. I think Nike's were about $150

Ninja Football

July 14th, 2008 at 12:25 PM ^

Hey, whatever's important to people- I mean I was big on the #1 thing, but not so much on the away jerseys. Home jerseys, different story- but if it bugs you fine, I think you'll forget all about it when Feagin is streaking down the sideline for six.

Flood

July 14th, 2008 at 12:30 PM ^

Hey Ninja, I have Hart's authentic home jersey from three years ago still. I definitely like the Adidas homes more than the aways, but what are your thoughts in going with the crazier away version just to switch it up a little bit? Haha I just might be able to pull off that little side stripe

The Barking Sp…

July 14th, 2008 at 1:43 PM ^

$199.00 for a jersey is only about $198.00 more than I'd pay. I'll wait til they start showing up at the Goodwill Store. Then I'll buy 'em for a couple bucks and put 'em on ebay.

ts

July 15th, 2008 at 12:27 AM ^

"It's weird to think that our main jersey in stores was once #37"

Isn't it weirder that adidas thinks our best player this year is Stonum, er, J.T. Floyd, um, Braylon?