jgoblue11

November 10th, 2017 at 7:24 AM ^

We sure did. we received a ton of flack for having a basketball player on our football uni, but I think the actual logo looks good. It's simple. Now I can see why it is such a big deal. The kids love the brand, and I'm sure plays a huge roll in recruitment. Fuck, some of these shoes are over $100 dollars a pair. They get them for free!

NowTameInThe603

November 10th, 2017 at 7:50 AM ^

Well I am ready to move on from Jordan. I wanted UnderArmour before but liked Jordan brand when it was exclusive to Michigan. Even when North Carolina got Jordan brand it didnt matter much considering Jordan played there. But now it will lose the shine as more and more schools get it.

UnderArmour clothing is far superior to Adidas and Nike/Jordan. I get the Maryland connection but fuck it.

jgoblue11

November 10th, 2017 at 7:53 AM ^

I wouldn't have had a problem if Michigan signed with UA. I like Nike better, and I think most college kids do too. I own some of the new Nike Michigan gear, and I have to say, its pretty well made and has a really good fit. But just the same, a Maize UA logo would have looked cool too. Again though, I like the Jumpman logo on our jersey. It looks nice.

nowicki2005

November 10th, 2017 at 8:36 AM ^

Under armour is more of the white kids/old white guy athletic line imo. Nike still rules the sports world and for example, Nike basketball shoes and cleats aren't even comparable to ua's stuff. They feel like rocks on your feet compared to Nike

Wolverinefan84

November 10th, 2017 at 8:44 AM ^

The best programs are signed with Nike (or Jordan). I agree UA athletic apparel is nice, but Nike has consistently come out with Uniforms/gear that looks pretty darn good and I have no complaints over. And it helps looking good in your gear when recruiting high school kids.

DrMantisToboggan

November 10th, 2017 at 8:18 AM ^

Gotcha. I do own both Nike and Under Armour products, and most of the Under Armour products really are great, but they'll never top Nike for me. Whether it's actual product quality or the psychology of Nike and their brand's social perception, there's something about putting on a clean Nike product that's like getting a fresh haircut.

TheCool

November 10th, 2017 at 1:58 PM ^

Yeeeeep. Flyknit along with a few other innovations keeps Nike ahead, IMO. I own some UnderArmour shoes, but they are not as good quality as Nike. The basketball shoes are especially bad. The apparell for UnderArmour is just as expensive if not more so, but I have not noticed any better quality compared to Nike.

Brodie

November 10th, 2017 at 9:12 AM ^

I mean, the idea was never that this was going to be some forever Michigan exclusive. The benefit was in being first, but the truth was always that this was going to spread to all of Nike's most elite partner schools.

Personally, in almost a decade on this blog, I've never seen anyone not bitching about the shoe company de jour 

killerseafood3

November 10th, 2017 at 8:08 AM ^

It would have been nice to see UM sign an exclusive deal for at least 3-5 years before other schools jumped on board. While I like the logo and most of the shoes, the jumpman clothing is not high quality.

Blue_by_U

November 10th, 2017 at 10:19 AM ^

Personally the Jumpman FAN gear SUCKS...it's way overprices for a stick figure, and it fits like shit. NOT a fan at all. I have zero jumpman gear, everything I tried on was oddly fit, and just returned it. I would take UA fan gear, not sure why we can't do that, ASU has Adidas, Nike, and UA apparel in their campus stores.