Wolverine Devotee

November 19th, 2013 at 9:11 AM ^

This is a popular myth created by a print featuring a uniform timeline.

MVictors did a piece on it and there were no Maize jerseys worn that year. The only Maize that was worn was by the freshman team in practice.

Michigan wore Maize once. In 1928 at Navy. They "looked like canaries". They were forced to wear Maize because navy wanted to wear their blue.

MaizeAndBlueWahoo

November 19th, 2013 at 9:58 AM ^

Really?  You're doubting the veracity of the Bentley Historical Library, otherwise known as the official archives of the University of Michigan?  I mean....really?  And you're getting snarky and sarcastic over that while making a false and totally un-sourced Internet claim?

-1 Stupid.

Sauce Castillo

November 19th, 2013 at 8:25 AM ^

 

Subtle change and maybe provides a slight advantage with matchups and having a harder time identifying who guys are quickly.  We know we need all the help we can get.  Also like Strick23's idea for the helmets.

Bando Calrissian

November 19th, 2013 at 8:33 AM ^

No, he said there were "no plans" at that time. It was pretty clear he was carefully leaving himself an out.

There was no way that Ohio State would pull out alternate uniforms for this one and Adidas and DB would let us sit it out. Gotta merchandise The Brand (x3).

MH20

November 19th, 2013 at 8:48 AM ^

Since it's simply a fan creation one could easily change the Nike logos and BOOM --  YO MAN CHECK OUT THEZE ADIDAZZ JERZEYZ.

Also I must be one of the few people who think they're hideous.  Yuck.

Don

November 19th, 2013 at 9:09 AM ^

Why? It doesn't matter how fugly and stupid an alternate uni design is, somebody will pipe up to say they like them and why don't all the old fart dinosaurs stop whining.

And like clockwork, that comment will soon be followed by the classic "They can wear pink tutus for all I care as long as they win" declaration.

Bando Calrissian

November 19th, 2013 at 9:33 AM ^

And "the players loved them" at Michigan State in 2011 when they had to spend the ten minutes in the locker room after pregame warmups helping their locker neighbors take off their shoulder pads and rip off their tape so they could wear the sainted bumblebee surprise uniforms. This got priority over going over their assignments with their position groups.

No one at Adidas, nor the Athletic Department, realized taking off and putting on an entire football uniform isn't something you can easily do at the drop of a hat. And the players resented it.