November 12th, 2010 at 12:09 PM ^

I was thinking more along the lines of a rabid beaver.  I get the throwback and all, but I personally do not care for the jersey.  If we beat MSU by 5 goals though, I would be all for putting rabid beavers/ferrets and maize jerseys on all of our sports teams (whilst listening to RAWK music at night).


November 12th, 2010 at 12:34 PM ^

From the press release:

The University of Michigan hockey team will wear special Adidas game jerseys featuring a retro-inspired design for the "The Big Chill at the Big House," the outdoor hockey game between Michigan and Michigan State that is scheduled for Dec. 11 at Michigan Stadium.

So I'm saying yes.  The other great thing this means a maize on green game.

Six Zero

November 12th, 2010 at 12:52 PM ^

the '48 version had RED STRIPES running through the shoulder yoke in addition to the maize, blue, and white.  Yes, you heard me correctly, and NO, I haven't been sniffing rubber cement:  RED STRIPES.

My only guess is that the patriotism in the country was still fervent and even found its way onto the UM hockey sweater, eh.


November 12th, 2010 at 2:43 PM ^

I already made a deal with my husband that I get to wear his Maize block M jersey over my coat for the game.  That's what I wore last year to the Hockey Classic as well.  I think I just want this one for wearing the rest of the time.


I totally dig the Wolverine on it.  He looks sweet....until he rips your head off.


November 12th, 2010 at 1:47 PM ^

are they going to stick with the traditional football inspired helmet?

or are the going to do a classic white or blue ( I know the did not wear helmets back in '47)


November 12th, 2010 at 3:35 PM ^


I'm generally a fanatic for throwbacks and special unis.  I was one of the first in line at College Shoe Repair when U-M reintroduced the script maize jerseys back in '92 (?).  I have a throwback Knuble jersey from the '94 GLI (only about three sizes too big -- fits like a dress).  And I have a Winter Classic Red Wings jersey, although I agree that the Rbk quality is significantly less than Nike or CCM.  Maybe five U-M jerseys in all.  I'd probably have more if not for my wife.

But I'm definitely with Brian on this one.  Not trying to be Buzz Killington, but these things are garish.  I wish the AD had done some focus groups before committing to this (maybe they did?).  They're almost laughable.  I would love to look at our throwbacks and think, man, those are freaking awesome.  But instead, I think the Sparties are going to have a field day.  Who knows, maybe they'll grow on me.  I hope so.