OMG Shirtless

May 23rd, 2011 at 11:46 PM ^

Some dude heard from some guy on the team that former players have been suggesting that Hoke should bring them back.  Further rumor is that Hoke's leaving the decision up to the team.

All Aboard

May 23rd, 2011 at 11:52 PM ^

Who cares either way. The thing that truly matters is the team's performance. Personally I'd like to see them. Maybe a small maize block M or something along those lines


May 24th, 2011 at 12:10 AM ^

I hope we get stickers.  I've wanted them ever since I saw the teams that did.  I wouldn't mind a wolverine paw.  Or like previously mentioned a block M in a circle


May 24th, 2011 at 12:17 AM ^

Fashionably, I am opposed to interupting such a perfect look as our helmets.  But on the other hand, shouldn't we take back one of the best known college football traditions?  Bo pioneered the helmet sticker at Miami and continued it at Michigan.  Woody kind of, you know, stole it for OSU and now they may be the best known for it.  Perhaps it is time to re-claim what the quinticential Michigan Man started?  I just hate to see OSU run away with it un-opposed.


May 24th, 2011 at 12:16 AM ^

after all these posts about the helmet surveys showing UM as an almost-universal #1 in all its dramatic simplicity, and comments that separate rankings for OSU's helmet by moving it up without stickers and down with the clutter.  Not to betray my feelings about the matter...


May 24th, 2011 at 12:23 AM ^

torn.  I rmember when Brandy, Leach, AC, Huck and the boys all had these, and they did look cool.  But now, the simple perfection of a helmet is awesome too.

Count me in as abstaining.


May 24th, 2011 at 1:56 PM ^

best helmet in football

Top ones

best helmet in football with crap all over it.

I know that Bo brought these, but never understood how Michigan always emphasized "The Team, the team, the team" and yet put individual stickers on players helmets.  They win as a team, they lose asa a team, and through it all, should all wear the great UofM helmet without the indiviual clutter.


May 24th, 2011 at 12:24 AM ^

it should come down to the team obviously but helmet stickers look plain bad.  They don't even look that good and osu and thats there thing at this point, the only eh helmet stickers are fsu, everything else just makes helmets look cluttered and the beginning of the season is terrible when there are like 3 stickers


May 24th, 2011 at 1:10 AM ^

Bo started them at Miami (Ohio) in 1965 and brought the idea with him to UM in 1969. Woody copied the idea in 1968 and Vince Dooley (Georgia "dog bones") followed a few years later. Lloyd Carr ended the tradition at UM when he became HC in 1995.

Bando Calrissian

May 24th, 2011 at 12:56 AM ^

If they're going to do it, I hope it's the wolverine stickers of yore.  

Personally, I like 'em, and seeing Denard with a helmet full of stickers is just more of a Desmond throwback for me.  Bring it on.

The Barwis Effect

May 24th, 2011 at 1:08 AM ^

I always loved helmet stickers as a young kid. That was back when information about U-M was somewhat limited and the team was only on TV once or twice per year. The stickers allowed you to easily identify who the best players were.


May 24th, 2011 at 1:19 AM ^

and to the guy who said "extra motivation", not so much.  if you need to motivate yourself by setting a goal of obtaining a pretty little sticker then football probably isn't your sport or you play for the suckeyes.  i do realize teams use them, but honestly I don't think the players really give a crap.  Plus, they look retarded.

King Douche Ornery

May 24th, 2011 at 8:32 AM ^

So things like "bulletin board material" extra big games, MVP awards, weight room awards, all mean nothing?

Posts like this always pop up on message boards where message board guys think they know all about what PLAYERS like or use for motivation.

I think the stickers, or anything else coaches use are good things. I don't know what it's like to get my arse kicked all around a football field seven days a week for four years, but getting rewarded for my efforts with a noticeable thing like a helmet sticker might just help a bit.

I also don't see where this is such and "individual" thing. Competition, remember? Players who get hyped up because maybe someone who's usually anonymous gets one. I mean, the better the team and effort, the more these things go out.

And from someone who was younger when these things were in fashion, there weren't any cries about them being "retarded" back then.

People need to quit being so stodgy. If the players want them, Hoke should do it!

And how many people were so upset when Turdriguez took the wings off the helmets of players he didn't think were putting out the effort he wanted? Were people complaining about degrading the helmet then?