Hockey Practice Jersey

Submitted by weasel3216 on December 7th, 2010 at 10:15 PM

I noticed looking at the hockey practice pictures today that the practice jerseys are Reebok and not Adidas.  Does anyone know why Adidas would not be the supplier of hockey practice jerseys?  I guess this is what a boring Tuesday night does.

Also, did not see any of the Big Chill Jerseys on MDen.com, they sold out already? 

Comments

DGlenn26

December 7th, 2010 at 10:19 PM ^

Adidas owns Reebok

edit:  This still doesn't explain why the jerseys come from Reebok and not directly from Adidas but makes the situation more logical if you didn't know that 

Sambojangles

December 7th, 2010 at 10:22 PM ^

DGlenn beat me to it, but Adidas does own Reebok. I don't know why they would brand practice jerseys Reebok and game jerseys Adidas. Unless it's because they want consistency with NHL, which is all Reebok, but they put Adidas on the game uniforms because they are adidas for all other sports. 

To answer your second question, I went and bought my Big Chill jersey at Moe's (a MGoBlog sponsor!) today. They only had about four left on the shelf, although I didn't ask if they had any left in the back. If you're in Ann Arbor, I would try to get into that store ASAP. I do not know if any other stores have it.

I'm wearing it right now, and I feel awesome. Can't wait for saturday.

exmtroj

December 7th, 2010 at 10:45 PM ^

Check ebay, I got one for 60 bucks.  The guy was trying to auction it higher but I was the only one who bid, so score. Anyway, I saw a lot of them for sale.

Corey

December 7th, 2010 at 11:44 PM ^

Adidas, Reebok, CCM, it's all under the same umbrella. I think they switch up some of the logos on the jerseys once in a while to get the various names out there.

Sideline

December 8th, 2010 at 1:52 PM ^

Adidas is ONLY on the game jerseys bc Adidas doesn't make hockey jerseys. This jersey is Unique to College Hockey. No form of organized hockey has Adidas as it's a Branding technique. It keeps all Michigan teams uniform to the viewer so you don't get spectators going "I thought they were Adidas... now they're Reebok too??" That's why they have ccm gloves and pants, and some helmets.