Acceptable and Unacceptable Block M's

Submitted by Lionsfan on February 28th, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Per Kyle Meinke, the Athletic Department has sent out a flier detailing which Block M's are and aren't right. A lot of people here knew about the Split M, but here's the official guide.

Not every block M was created equal. What is and isn't approved, per the U…

— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) February 28, 2013

What's funny is that Yost and Crisler have "incorrect" Block M's




February 28th, 2013 at 7:53 PM ^

I think it's the blue M with its yellow outlined in blue that's illegal, not the blue with straight yellow outlining (like in Yost & Crisler).

They probably don't want people using this M too much, that's why it isn't specified as good or bad.

My two cents.

PB-J Time

March 1st, 2013 at 11:31 AM ^

As pointed out above, there was not a distinction one way or another on a blue Block-M with a  plain maize border, but a blue Block-M with a maize-[and then blue] (or double) border is unacceptable. I think if you have a white or maize backround, it only makes sense to use a blue block M (how poorly maize shows up on white or on top of other maize has been covered ad nauseum here)


February 28th, 2013 at 6:42 PM ^

Aren't they kind of opening themselves up to having a bunch of bootleg merchandise out there with the "unacceptable" logos?  It seems to me that a decent lawyer could argue they are abandoning a copyright here.


February 28th, 2013 at 8:23 PM ^

I can't stand the split block M. Michigan is the block M and the block M is Michigan. Writing 'Michigan' across the block M cheapens its effect because we shouldn't have to identify ourselves by name. Everyone, including the illiterate, should know who we are just from seeing that block M. 


March 1st, 2013 at 10:42 PM ^

It's not a good picture. The blue is 100% correct, but that picture kinda sucks.

I was going to add that disclaimer to the original comment, guess I should have. The maize in the pic isn't very accurate either, and the whole thing has a slight metallic background. It's actually pretty nice in real life. Got it at M-Den some years ago.