Block M added to front bumper of Winged Helmets

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on August 3rd, 2014 at 10:04 PM

I saw this a few weeks ago at Schembechler. It was a display for the history of the helmets at Michigan.

For the current one, I thought it was interesting seeing what looked like a small Blue foam(?) M stuck to the front bumper on the helmet in the case that talked about the current design. 

I thought it was just something for display. Well, it looks like that's a real thing now based off of a photo Canteen tweeted. 

 

Interesting. I don't really know what to think of it. 

The front bumper looked like this since 9/25/1985

Comments

jblaze

August 3rd, 2014 at 10:08 PM ^

M of McDonalds and collect more revenue. Brandon'd!

Seriously, the helmet is better without the new M, but it's very low on my list of caring about things.

JBE

August 3rd, 2014 at 10:12 PM ^

It's stupid and it sucks and I hate it! Where has the Michigan tradition gone? I'm done. I've really had it this time.

But actually I don't care, because it's just a small letter on the front of a football helmet.

UMgradMSUdad

August 3rd, 2014 at 10:11 PM ^

I don't like it.  Michigan has perhaps the most recognizable helmet in college football. Anybody who knows or cares anything about the game immediately knows those winged helmets represent Michigan.  It's not at all needed and clutters up the look.

Raoul

August 3rd, 2014 at 10:34 PM ^

How many people even knew "Michigan" was there? I didn't. (But then I'm not a uniform freak.)

Any overreaction in this thread probably stems partly from the title ("Block M" added to front of winged helmets"), when it should have been: "Block M replaces 'Michigan' on front of winged helmets."

michchi85

August 3rd, 2014 at 10:16 PM ^

It takes a minute because the block "M" is so prominent, but I think it actually looks better than the smaller "Michigan" that was on the front beore.

WolvinLA2

August 3rd, 2014 at 10:18 PM ^

This is a negligible difference that will hardly be noticeable unless players are taking helmet selfies. Every helmet says something there. Why not a block M?

RobM_24

August 3rd, 2014 at 10:22 PM ^

The one in the case looks pretty cool (with the white background). It looks like Canteen's is clear instead of white (might just be the picture?). Looks good with white, not so good with clear.

Generic MGoBlogger

August 3rd, 2014 at 10:23 PM ^

I like it... Heck, if anything, it's only helping to promote the universality of the block M, which I know the athletic department is trying to do.  And for all of you Ann Arbor naysayers who don't know what I'm talking about: I live in Tennessee and whenever I wear a Michigan shirt with a block M on it, I am inevitably asked, "what's the M on your shirt stand for?"  It gets rather annoying.