Report: M to wear alternate jerseys for The Game

Submitted by JeepinBen on November 18th, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Per a retweet from Ace we should all remember the glass house that is Dave Brandon's Block M Branded Michigan Athletics brought to you by Lowes.

@Leo_Blavin, U-M Student TV Reporter tweets "U-M will be wearing alternate jerses against OSU according to players I have spoken with"

How could this go poorly? Remember that awesome time that some bumblebees in all white played Baylor?

Because why should the best rivalry in sports look anything like it has for years and years when you can try to make a few bucks?




November 18th, 2013 at 8:16 PM ^

I don't have an issue with the occasional alternate jersey, especially when an opponent wears them, too. I just hope the uniform looks nice, and not bumble bee-esque. And I would have been fine with UM wearing a good-looking alternate jersey against Northwestern, as well.

Also, my favorite MBB uniforms are the all blue, so I'd likely be a fan of that look on the football team. Go blue, indeed.


November 18th, 2013 at 9:03 PM ^

I absoutely hate the idea of wearing alternative uniforms, however It is very unlikely the plan to wear alternate uniforms was established in the recent weeks. I'm sure this was the plan all along, and Brandon thought at this point in the season we would have a fighting chance against OSU and the uniforms would be "added hype" to The Game. Either way, the idea of both teams wearing alternates really makes this game feel like a commercialized product. 

Tha Quiet Storm

November 18th, 2013 at 9:04 PM ^

This sounds like another one of Dave Brandon's trial balloons. The info was leaked, people will freak out, then he will secretly cancel the idea a week later and scold us all for making a big deal out of mere rumors.


November 18th, 2013 at 9:43 PM ^

The Sugar Bowl Uniformz were the only alternate's I've liked. My gut says we'll have normal jerseys and a chrome helmet. I wouldn't be opposed to busting out the matte helmet again.


November 18th, 2013 at 10:11 PM ^

is floating this rumor so that, when M shows up wearing proper uniforms, everyone is so relieved that they don't notice M getting beaten 50-14.


November 18th, 2013 at 11:29 PM ^

Need to worry more about the team and fixing all their problems and leave the dress code alone. I'm sick of seeing a team that can't run a lick and a QB that looks shell shocked. Keep the alternate uniforms in the closet. Play football.


November 19th, 2013 at 12:20 AM ^

It will be my third in my lifetime (I've been to two UMvMSU and 5 UMvND) - I don't get to pick when the universe aligns correctly to allow me to watch these in person. I really don't feel confident by any stretch, just happy to get to be there. I don't care what they wear. I do think a chrome helmet with darker chrome wing would look cool, though. Maybe somebody with graphic skillz could mock up something? Just win, baby. Go Blue!!!


November 19th, 2013 at 12:37 AM ^

White numbers and letters, impossible to identify players. Full-grill black visors. Instead of a team dance, we'll roll around in the mud for 20 minutes before kickoff.

It'll ease the 65-3 beatdown we'll be on (57 yarder by Wile after we have 1st and goal from the two).

Al will wear a canary glow-job MBB uni from last year, singlet and all. Forced to 'stroll' the sidelines. Brady will wear a wrestling uni.

Go Blue!


November 19th, 2013 at 9:22 AM ^

I love how everyone automatically assumes they're going to be terrible.  Can we save the meltdown for when we actually see them?

ed: Of course, they very well may be terrible... But I'll reserve judgment for when I actually see them.  Alternates for big rivalry games are quite common in CFB.

ed2: I hope they're all highlighter yellow, maybe we can blind OSU's defense.