Sparty uniforms for game vs. Michigan

Submitted by allinforM on September 13th, 2011 at 9:23 AM



EDIT: Here is a link to an online column by Grinczel from the site:


Love this line: 


"Unveiled Tuesday morning by Nike, the uniforms are stylishly understated compared to many contemporary alternative uniforms seen these days throughout sports, though beyond hip for today's techno-savvy college football player."


"If an iPad were a football uniform, it would look like this."


Space Coyote

September 13th, 2011 at 10:19 AM ^

I don't think they look too bad, at least not any worse than their usual jerseys (the font is still awful).  I understand the whole gold <-> 300 <-> spartan <-> history or whatever it is they are doing because they think it's awesome, but it's still the most stupid part.  Your colors are green and white, yet these are black, green, and gold.  Wear your damn school colors if you're so proud of them rather than wearing meh Baylor jerseys.

Dr. Doom

September 13th, 2011 at 10:23 AM ^

So they're still going with the 300 Spartans hot gates King Leonidas thing? They have Greek letters that say "Molon Labe" on the front of the helmet in the stripe.

Aparrently it's a quote from Leonidas to the Persians that is the ancient Greek equivalent of "Come at me bro".


September 13th, 2011 at 11:51 AM ^

"Molon Labe" roughly translates to "come and take them" and was supposedly the response of the Spartans when ordered by the Persians to give up their weapons.

Fun facts about Thermopylae:

1) There were 300 Spartans, but as many as 7000 total Greeks involved

2) All the Spartans died

3) After the battle, the Persians rampaged through Greece and burned Athens to the ground

4) The tide of the invasion was not turned until the Persians were defeated in a naval battle at Salamis by a primarily Athenian fleet

5) << 1% of the "Spartans" in East Lansing actually know any of this

6) "Molon Labe" will be hilariously ironic when Sparty loses 5 fumbles


September 13th, 2011 at 10:26 AM ^

For an alternate uniform, these aren;t so bad.  Little things could be imporoved, IMHO, but I kind of like the bronze and the green Spartan.  Don't kill me.


September 13th, 2011 at 10:34 AM ^

And for those here clamoring for Michigan to be a Nike program again -  Silence!

Looks like we're going to beat the hell out of Wayne State in a few weeks.  And why is it that State uses the term "Walmart Wolverines" when their regular uniforms look like Walmart and these new ones look like Gibraltar Trade Center?


September 13th, 2011 at 10:43 AM ^

Have to say Adidas did a much better job with UM and ND than any of the new stuff I'm seeing by Nike and Under Armor.  I'm not sure "techno-savvy" translates to a sport so filled and inspired by tradition. 


September 13th, 2011 at 10:44 AM ^

me more from a tradition standpoint if MSU had any consistent uniform tradition.  Since they change the tone of the green every few years or the helmet logo who the f cares what MSU wears.




September 13th, 2011 at 10:58 AM ^

I just want to say that I hate this whole trend of "alternative" uniforms.  What's wrong with just having home and away jerseys?

I guess that the younger generation likes these and will buy them, so there is profit to be made, which means that these things are here to stay.

I just hope that they are limited to one wearing per season.  Also, watching the ND game, our "throwback" jerseys really grew on me - I wouldn't replace my #2 Woodson era, #1 Braylon era or #16 Denard jerseys with one, but I did like it. 


September 13th, 2011 at 11:08 AM ^

Spartans were not big on gold. Bronze maybe because it was hard.  They were minimalists. They would have decided to go to war helmetless over wearing a POS malleable gold helmet.

I don't mind the uniforms so much, but the green color kind of sucks. Also, the green on gold makes them look like an opponent we've played before.


September 13th, 2011 at 11:22 AM ^

Since when are black and gold MSU colors? That uniform looks like the result of an MSU-Purdue merger, or of the Dallas Stars switching from hockey to football.


September 13th, 2011 at 11:29 AM ^

They look sharp - love the shoes.  They're not the school colors, but since Sparty doesn't follow any other rules, no big deal.  Cheat on the field, play convicts, do lots of drugs, say "zero tolerance" then say "the kid deserves a chance" - might as well make up new school colors.


September 13th, 2011 at 12:45 PM ^

how kirk cousins was so geeked when the designers told them they liked the MSU one just as much, if not more, than all the other designs. kid got LIED to... BIG TIME.

EVERY design, even Stanford, is better than this and maintains the integrity of school branding, etc.  the Navy set is ridiculous - really cool - and what, at most, I would hope a UM Pro Combat would be.


September 13th, 2011 at 1:16 PM ^

Go Green, Go Gold?  It looks like a ND Drunken' Irish screwed an Oregon Duck, which has surely happened but why do they have to celebrate that?


September 13th, 2011 at 3:16 PM ^

I can see the chant now... "We Are.....Wayne State"

Seriously, though, those would be sweet for WSU, for MSU, absolutely awful.

Why can't schools be subtle with their uniforms? We added the little 'M' to ours on the neck - nice and subtle, but still a change. I would hate to see what Nike would try to do to us if they still had us...Maybe brown fur on the back to simulate an actual wolverine?