Observation / Question about helmet number.

Submitted by natesezgoblue on October 8th, 2011 at 10:12 PM
Does it bother anyone else that the numbers aren't the same font as the numbers on the jerseys? Does it look like they're a slightly different shade as the wings too??

Comments

M-Go-Away

October 8th, 2011 at 10:57 PM ^

I absolutely love them. They look like the players grabbed them out of the trophy case at Schembechler Hall. Wear them every week if it keeps this bandwagon rolling!

I Blue Myself

October 8th, 2011 at 11:23 PM ^

It looks to me like the numbers on the helmets now are the same (or very similar) font as they used in the 1950s and 60s on the helmets, and they didn't match the numbers then either.

I think you're right that the colors don't match, but remember, it was meant to be a one-time thing, and they might not have had the time to get it perfect.  If they bring it back next year, I would bet it will be better.

http://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/football/uniform/uniforms3.htm

1968 helmet

 

1959 uniform

UMfan21

October 9th, 2011 at 12:11 AM ^

Did they change the font on the players name plates too?  For some reason the letter looked different to me.  Like they were taller/skinnier or something.