During the MSU game the graphic popped up at one point identifying the teams on the screen -- Michigan State in "Green"; Michigan in "Yellow." I grumbled to no one in particular that it should read maize. Except....in truth we're not maize anymore. Definitely not with the basketball jerseys.
Our basketball jerseys are what I would term "Highlighter Marker Yellow." They make a school bus look gold. They are not maize-y in the least.
I'll come right out and say that I prefer the old school shade, a more gold-tinted color. I realize that bright yellow pops out a little more in the contrast, but I think it looks more ordinary, somehow. More like a lot of other teams' colors (e.g. WVU).
Here's the other thing. The lettering on Crisler's court is in a gold-ish shade. (I'm talking about the text at the ends under the baskets and the giant block M at center.) So you have a court that is navy and gold, and then a team running across the floor that is highlighter marker yellow.
Does anyone else notice/care?
[To be clear: this did not detract from my enjoyment of a deliriously satisfying win, and does not top my list of Michigan sports concerns -- but still]