August 28th, 2017 at 11:16 AM ^

You know what's going to get the team super fired up for Saturday is reading their own fans shitting on their uniforms that I'm sure they're pretty excited about wearing on the #1 Michigan football blog on the internet which lots of players read.

C'mon guys, it's a blurry, shitty picture of maize jerseys! Can we get over ourselves long enough to at least see them in action in high definition before talking shit about them?

Willing to bet that when we see them in action most people saying the sky is falling in this thread end up thinking they're not bad.


August 28th, 2017 at 11:36 AM ^

Never said they're reading this blog to get fired up.

If you don't think players check sites like this to get a feel for the fanbase and read about stuff like the reception of the alternate uniforms that they're excited to wear on Saturday, you couldn't be more wrong. And there's obviously a difference between running out on the field in sweet new jerseys that no Wolverine has ever worn before and being excited about it, and having that excitement dampened because you read that the diehard fans think you look stupid. All I'm saying. Even Brian is publicly bashing them on twitter saying that "no player who owns a mirror" can possibly think they look good, when I'm sure quite a few players really like them.

I think they'll be just fine, far from the worst alternates that have been worn in the last decade, and I think fans will be pleasantly surprised when they see them on TV on Saturday instead of a terrible photo taken from across the street with a polaroid camera.


August 28th, 2017 at 12:41 PM ^

They have a sense of humor.  Guys on the team are not going to be offended when people are attacking a uniform design that they didn't create.  

Also, do you think they'd really be upset considering this uniform post is surrounded by others that are optimistic about how they'll perform on the field?  Can you imagine Gary being pissed that the board thinks he'll murder the Florida OL, but in a bumblebee outfit?


August 28th, 2017 at 1:01 PM ^

All I'm trying to say is that our players like these jerseys, and obviously would like the fanbase to get excited about them too, and that it's got to kind of suck for them to see so much backlash both on sites like this (which they read) and on social media. And it goes beyond "Eh I don't like them but who cares, beat Florida!" and into more personal shots at just how stupid people think the team is going to look, what hilarious objects they'll look like wearing these jerseys, and even in the case of the creator of this site (who I love), implying that any Michigan player who does like the jerseys is operating at a lower mental capacity than the clearly superior fans who dislike them. It's crazy and I think it's unnecessary.

Everyone's entitled to their own opinions and everyone can obviously post them, but I have to wonder how many of these 'huge fans' shitting on the jerseys would tell a player to their face "lol you're gonna look like a fuckin banana" or "you like the jersey you're gonna wear? do you own a mirror?" and yet that's what players are reading.

This isn't an argument I thought I was going to get into when I posted that it sucks for players to see this kind of backlash against a fuckin uniform that they're excited to wear on Saturday, but apparently I hit a nerve and have made my point as well as I'm going to.

Who gives a shit, it's game week. Go Blue.

Bando Calrissian

August 28th, 2017 at 1:05 PM ^

If a player has a sad because MGoBloggers don't like these perfectly awful jerseys...

Also, read John U. Bacon's account of the 2011 MSU game and tell us more about how the players universally love the crap the sneaker empires put on their backs. They have brains and eyes and can spot crap when they see it, just like the rest of us.


August 28th, 2017 at 1:17 PM ^

Take a break from the blog for a bit, enjoy the few nice Summer days left. We, even Brian, are not that important.

The Maize looks great on all the other sports teams at the uni. If we have to keep playing in these games at Jerryworld (was that a part of Brandon's buyout?) might as well wear maize jerseys.


August 28th, 2017 at 12:06 PM ^

I'm sure the irony of telling me I'm not allowed to have my own opinion because it doesn't line up with yours, and accusing me of being in a safe space, isn't lost on you. No safe space, not a snowflake.. Just throwing it out there that I'm sure that plenty of players like the jerseys, and it sucks for them to go on social media or the biggest Michigan Football fan blog in the world and have their biggest fans telling them that they're gonna look stupid when they take the field Saturday. But apparently that's a pretty controversial opinion worthy of downvotes and no dissenting opinion other than "git out of your safe space, cuck!"

I'm not even saying I'm a fan of the jerseys in all honesty, I haven't seen them in enough detail to pass judgement. Kinda funny that saying "this response from the fanbase has to suck for the players who were excited about the jerseys" is so offensive to the hivemind though.

Wee-Bey Brice

August 28th, 2017 at 12:34 PM ^

Saw Luke Del Rio responding to UF fans calling him noodle arm on the message boards the other day and thought about how much that must suck. Fighting to be in a position to start just to have your fan base belittle everything you've sacrificed.

Personally, our own fan base turned me off after the Najee recruitment. I've concluded that sports fans are generally incredibly self centered and thus cannot be taken seriously in many conversations regarding the athletes because they don't care about the athletes in particular.


August 28th, 2017 at 11:12 AM ^

I don't really like the all-white road uniforms very much anyway.  Just as long as they don't mess with the home uniform.  


August 28th, 2017 at 11:16 AM ^

I guess I don't care that much. As long as they don't surprise the team with the jerseys ten minutes before kickoff, only to learn they don't fit right, it's fine. (In case you're wondering, yes that happened, against MSU in 2011)