Equipment: Block M removed from home jersey and pants

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on August 11th, 2015 at 8:31 PM

We know there will be a new road jersey this season in the final year with adidas, but there has also been an expected tweak to the home jersey.

The criticized block M above the nameplate has been removed. Hopefully the M on the front bumper of the helmet follows it out the door.

New authentic jerseys at MDen. Methinks they'll have a tough time selling adidas gear this year.


At media day for team photo, the players wore their 2014 home jerseys with the nameplate Block M covered up on the back. Presumably since the 2015 game jerseys aren't ready yet or haven't been made.

edit: brought to my attention in the thread.

The new actual Maize colored pants no longer have the Blue Block M on them. Those have been on the pants since 1993.



August 11th, 2015 at 8:54 PM ^

I spoke with someone at the M Den while i was in town over Art Fair & ask about any concerns they had selling Adidas gear this year with Nike coming in next year.

Her response: "In Harbaugh's first year? I don't think we're going to have any problems!"


August 11th, 2015 at 9:20 PM ^

people all pissed at Adidas think Joe fan walking into MDen cares...most really don't care to that extent. and if you're walking in that place it's so overwhelming, you'll get caught up and buy something. I'm sure Adidas will survive and take their sales. They might be a bit down, but we will see if it's all that noticeable.


August 11th, 2015 at 9:29 PM ^

I have a favorite Michigan shirt that I wear to watch every Michigan game on TV.  I got it in 1995 at the M-Den stand during the "Kickoff Classic" versus Virginia.  Great game.

To this day, and to your point, I still don't know who made the shirt.  And I don't care.


August 11th, 2015 at 9:40 PM ^

I have a few shirts from the mid-90s myself that still see airtime, if you will, and I am in the same boat - I don't know exactly who authorized them and I am not sure I care really. One of the pitfalls of having one of the more highly engaged and passionate segments of the fanbase is that we become ensnared in debates / discussions that perhaps other segments of the fanbase don't necessarily, but we all signed up for that when we made accounts here.


August 12th, 2015 at 12:47 PM ^

Except a lot of people here supposedly wouldn't be cool with that shade of maize, at least according to that very flawed poll Seth put up. 

I know I shouldn't blame Brian, but part of me feels his ardent (but lately unmentioned) quest for a return to some mythical maize-ier maize has turned us into MSU with their ever-shifting green. I wish he'd speak up and own it, now that it seems we're returning to an orange-hued maize we haven't worn in 30 years.


August 11th, 2015 at 8:43 PM ^

For being partially color blind I can certainly tell the difference in shades on those 2 examples. Anyone else notice this? I know the pants looked better too.