Michigan switching apparel?

Submitted by VaUMWolverine on April 21st, 2014 at 6:54 PM
A sports apparel business where I live (in Va) is selling all Michigan gear at 50% off. He's telling everyone Michigan is getting ready to move from Adidas. Any truth to this? Have I been living in a cave?

Comments

Michigania

April 21st, 2014 at 6:56 PM ^

No...the last time the issue came up, brandin said we honor our contracts... The reseller probably is dumping merchandise for new adidas stuff

Quail2theVict0r

April 21st, 2014 at 6:59 PM ^

I can't imagine this is anything but an arival of spring or summer gear vs. the winter apparal. Our contract with Adidas goes through 2016 so I doubt we'd break that for no good reason.

FreddieMercuryHayes

April 21st, 2014 at 6:59 PM ^

I mean, I wouldn't be opposed...but the fact that Adidadidisas pays UM a metric shit ton of money is part of why we can have nice things. Also the Adadaidias stuff doesn't bother me nearly as much as some people.

Jehu the Damaja

April 21st, 2014 at 7:00 PM ^

Not sure when our contract with them is up, but I think it's at least another year or two. Personally I hope we go back to Nike when the time comes, but whoever ponies up the most cash will most likely win out. So...not Nike.

Toasted Yosties

April 21st, 2014 at 7:10 PM ^

I hate "sun."  And how has the team done since we signed the Adidas deal anyway?  I believe the contract was signed less than two months before App. St.  I think it's safe to conclude our football woes are the fault of Adidas.  Last time we wore Nike, we played in the Rose Bowl and the game before that we were possibly a personal foul away from playing in the Title game.

Think about it.

/s (aside from the maize/sun comments)

Rufus X

April 22nd, 2014 at 11:03 AM ^

except in very VERY rare cases.  This is not one of them - it has to have an exclusive market implication as to a product or brand.  And even if it was, there is no way that Nike could own the trademark...  if anyone owned it it would be the University, since the color is associated with the athletic department and existed many years before Nike existed.   If suckiness in uniform design could be trademarked, however, I am pretty sure Adidas would hold the rights.

umbig11

April 21st, 2014 at 7:13 PM ^

The current contract runs through 2016 and is valued at nearly 8.2 million. Now, would I like to see it? YES! Under Armour or Nike please.