OT: On the Adidas/Nike Issue

Submitted by Blazefire on March 24th, 2011 at 10:43 PM

It's clothes, people. Friggin... AHG! Nike makes clothes. Adidas makes clothes. I have never had an article of clothing from either of these companies fail to meet the requirements to which I held it, which were, "Cover my ugly body up." The jerseys are Maize and Blue in either case. The designs are acceptable in either case. The corporate logos are secondary in size and location to the rest of the design in either case. Wearing one or the other brand is not going to cause our teams to perform any better, nor make your fat ass any more attractive when you wear the year's latest sideline polo.

To sum up: Nobody cares what you think about clothing manufacturers, and I'm tired of having it interjected into the middle of half the threads I open.



March 24th, 2011 at 10:47 PM ^

I wont buy anything Adidas.  I will buy everything Nike.  SImple.  I even will put a block M on my Nike hat.  People stop me in the street to ask about it,


March 24th, 2011 at 10:59 PM ^

I love the adidas gear. I am so glad we don't have nike and have to worry about michigan wearing that pro combat shit or the throwback garbage that osu brings out for the michigan game, which btw takes away from the atmosphere of the game in my opinion.


March 24th, 2011 at 10:57 PM ^

I have both Nike and Adidas gear. I don't have anything against Adidas, but I do think that our uni's materials look cheaper than the Nike ones (example: the up-and-down curves running across the numbers for the first 2 years with Adidas). I also think Adidas hasn't done a good job of modernizing their equipment to the extent that Nike has. Nike is always coming out with titanium belt-buckles and specialized "bubble-pads." Little things like that are enjoyed by the players and recruits (not too mention advertised weight reduction and increased mobility). When they finally rolled out with the new jerseys players complained they were way too tight... so adidas' R&D Team screwed that up.

This week they are trying on a new pant... so maybe it's a sign of things to come. I do hope they get the new "Fit" jerseys to actually fit correctly. And I would like to see a white pant away alternate, but thats probably up to the coaches.

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March 24th, 2011 at 10:58 PM ^

But I was amazed that our football players apparently chanted, "Nike, Nike, Nike!" at the conclusion of their meeting with Athletic Director Brandon concerning the coaching change.  I've never heard of such a thing in our football program.

It doesn't matter one bit to me, what brand of golf shirts I might wear.  Personally, I always sort of preferred Nike apparel and adidas shoes.  Nike sure had some explaining to do about its weird cleat design that it brought out for some of the bowl games.  But no matter what, our football players deserve a hearing, and I'd like to know what that whole thing was all about.  And if our guys are complaining, I hope that Dave Brandon hauls some adidas big shots on to the carpet at 1000 S. State and tells them what our guys want.


March 24th, 2011 at 11:08 PM ^

I was going to bring this up, about the players chanting Nike.  Most of us don't care, but players and recruits care.  I doubt it would make or break a recruit's decision to go to one school or another but when Nike schools get special edition jerseys it definitely puts them in the spotlight and makes that school look cooler and more appealing


March 24th, 2011 at 11:00 PM ^

As a runner I refuse to touch Nike. Nike's running shoes are pieces of crap. Since high school I have yet to run in a pair of nike's which did not lead to a future ligament or stress fracture injury. If I had my way Michigan would be outfitted by Asics.


March 24th, 2011 at 11:17 PM ^

I ran xc, track and now marathons after high school. I have tried Brooks, Asics, Mizuno, and addidas. Every time I end injured ironically I was running in nikes. My first stress fracture was in frees. My tendinitis always creeps up if I wear Nike zoom max's. All of my best training and races come when I am running Asics gel ds's.


March 24th, 2011 at 11:16 PM ^

Make a thread about it. New unis? Discuss it there.

But when I open a practice video thread, somebody notices white pants, and suddenly the next ten posts are bitching about Adidas, that's thread hijacking and it's not even funny. Just annoying bitching.

When we're debating the basketball team, and somebody says the yellow in the jersey isn't right, that's fine. Just don't say, the yellow in the jersey isn't right, "and it's all Adidas fault and rargh", to which the next reply will be, "But Nike blah blah Pro-Combat blah blah shut up". The thread was about the basketball team.Not about choices of suppliers in a capitalist economy.


March 24th, 2011 at 11:12 PM ^

College Football's most lucrative athletic sponsorhip. Maybe everyone who is clamoring for a change can start pooling some $$$ together to make up the difference if Michigan goes back to Nike!


March 25th, 2011 at 12:21 AM ^

no thanks. the under armour name carries with it the shame of thousands of grade schoolers wearing compression shirts like they're t-shirts. i guess it's just their way of letting people know that they are atheletes even if they don't look like atheletes.