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 5:24 PM ^

Don't really mind it. As long as they aren't ugly. They have made some shitty looking alternates. So I have no hope this time will be Different.

Also if they are cool could we flip Hand? Recruits love jerseys. /s

swan flu

November 18th, 2013 at 5:25 PM ^

Turning The Game into The Fashion Show. Dislike.

UCLA vs USC is always blue vs red. I would absolutely love to see that in The Game. Both teams in their traditional home uniforms rather than these stupid gimmicky single-use shenanigans uniforms.

Brown and Blue

November 18th, 2013 at 5:35 PM ^

Yes, it is important to remember that no Michigan jersey was ever worn for the first time.  Every Michigan jersey has always been worn, from time immemorial.  Same with our helmets.  They always have looked that way.  Even the first time they were worn, they always looked that way.

Anyone who says different is just out to make a fast buck. 


November 18th, 2013 at 6:13 PM ^

Well, it would be one thing if there were a tweak or a change for the entire season or "from this point forward" but that's explicitly NOT what they're doing if they go with an alternate.  It is a one time attention/money grab.

I'm pretty sure the wings weren't added to the helmet for either one-time sales or to grab the recruits attention.  To me the thing that's most frustrating is that they're using one of the iconic symbols of the program for a quick fix.

The FannMan

November 18th, 2013 at 5:36 PM ^

Let's wear all highlighter yellow with chromed wings on our Maizezzzz helmets and have huge Arby's labels on the jerseys. The names can be replaced by the player's favorite menu item. Think of the marketing synergy:

"Curly Fries pitches it to Roast Beef n' Cheder. No, wait. It's the sandwich option! Jamocha Shake is open deep!"

I actually think this may be the tipping point for me. Funny, all the pain of this season and this is what breaks me.