March 26th, 2012 at 6:47 PM ^

I'm glad they put the accomplishments on the back instead of the schedule like the past few seasons -- that was so generic and boring.

Overall I kinda like it.


March 26th, 2012 at 8:47 PM ^

Is it really that hard to remember what games were in what year?  I mean, are you really going to need to refer back to the 2011 t-shirt to remember than the Under the Lights game was that year?

When we had the schedule on the back, it made the shirt just like any other school's.  With the accomplishments, it sets us apart.  No one else can list all those things together.




March 26th, 2012 at 8:57 PM ^

You don't need it for UTL, but 10 years from now we might not remember who was home or away, and which OOC games we played.  And not everyone always remembers stuff that specifically.  10 years from now you could point to it and say, "Remember that game?  That was the under the lights ND game!"

As for the accomplishments, no one else can list them, but because we can, we don't have to.  If I need to tell someone we have the largest stadium, they aren't going to appreciate it anyway.


March 26th, 2012 at 9:09 PM ^

Every school lists their home schedule on the home t-shirt.  Sparty does it.  MAC schools do it.     We should do something that is unique to us.  This shows that this is actually a design specific to us and not just an "Adidas school t-shirt template" with our schedule thrown on it.  

 And really, I find it hard to believe that there are people out there that need to refer back to a t-shirt to remember whom the team played.  We didn't have a student shirt when I was at school and it's not hard for me to remember the games I went to.  Keep a pocket schedule if you can't remember.  Ten years later, that shirt probably won't even be in your closet, anyway.


March 26th, 2012 at 9:26 PM ^

I'm not sure what you're arguing at this point. Above, you suggested that the shirt would help you remember old games, and now you're saying "It's not about remembering."

I'm not arguing that a fan should need a shirt to remember anything.  These shirts are about bragging to the world how cool it is to be a member of the Michigan student fanbase.  The accomplishments only enhance that.  They're something that other schools can't put on their shirts.

Frankly, it sounds to me like some people here are uncomfortable with a shirt that brags a little bit to the world, and you want to have a template shirt that "fits in" with every other school's. Hey, it's OK to brag here. It's sports. Other schools would put their accomplishments on the back if they were as good as ours.

Michigan Marshmallow

March 26th, 2012 at 11:51 PM ^

I too would rather have the schedule on the back. 

In my mind, this shirt is not bad, it's just that we won't always have just 11 NCs or 42 B1G Titles. Putting that on a T-Shirt makes it seem like that is all that was or ever will be accomplished. Putting the schedule on there reminds you of a part of a greater tradition but applies to both past, present, and future. I guess what I'm trying to say is that by putting just what has been accomplished, you're taking away from future Wolverines.

My 2c.


March 26th, 2012 at 10:29 PM ^

When you've gone to as many games as I have been to through the years yes it is hard to remember them all. I can't tell you which games I went to back 2002, 2004, 2006, etc but when I see the shirt I do remember and it's a nice reminder. Of course last years game will be easy to remember. I'm just saying games that I went to awhile back aren't so easy to remember but the shirt serves as a reminder to which ones I attended. However I really did like the shirt from 2003 which is very similar with the accomplishments so I'm sure it will grow on me and of course I'll buy it


March 26th, 2012 at 11:46 PM ^

I started going to games when I was eight (that was 32 years ago) and I can't remember two seasons past much less the details of one from 20 years ago.  They all start to run together after a whille.  Of course some stand out more than others, UTL, Braylonfest, the Game(s) et al.  The games you attend I think you remember better than others.  I like the schedule, it reminds my old ass of what I watched.  Now get off my lawn.


March 26th, 2012 at 6:48 PM ^

I like the design and I actually never liked having the schedule on the back. The color is still awful though.  I thought they were going to start fixing this?  A friend of mine in comparing our maize out to the PSU white out said ours just looked like someone took a piss all over the stadium.  It hurt my pride, but I couldn't really argue it.  The color needs to be fixed.

M Fanfare

March 26th, 2012 at 6:54 PM ^

I'm glad they got rid of the schedule on the back. The accomplishments list is a big upgrade, but I agree that the tilting is weird. Overall it seems busy, they fonts should be scaled way down. But that's why the people at Adidas get paid the big bucks and I don't.