Sugar Bowl Pseudo Clowniforms

Submitted by JeepinBen on December 13th, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Mgouser MASChicago posted this in another thread.

We're wearing the away jerseys for the Sugar bowl... but no! Not our "normal" away jerseys. Not Last year's away jerseys that we wore for much of this year (trim piping). Not the bumblebee awful-forms from the Michigan State game.... but a combination of them!

Adidas White Replica Sugar Bowl Jersey

I personally don't like the Block M on the left chest. Or the shoulder stripes. The undershirt-as-uniform sleeves is a trend that I've found very interesting recently... but I dunno if the Blue Sleeve is as good as if it were a white sleeve, maize outline of a blue M (modern analog to the Thomas picture below). What is it with adidas and making us have stripes? In general I'd say these are OK, nothing earth shattering, and for a change not bad.

Adidas White Replica Sugar Bowl Jersey

Those are the replicas you can buy.  



December 13th, 2011 at 1:49 PM ^

I'm a little fed up with the fact that we'll have worn FIVE different uni's this year, but I feel like selling "special" uniforms with a Bowl patch is a regular AD money grab.

In terms of these specific unis, I agree, the road unis are liable to be tweakedwith more than the home without upsetting people. My personal favorite road uni is this:

Which makes me wonder if they were going for that style block M on the shoulder with the undershirt. Modern jerseys don't really have sleeves, I thought a white sleeve with this style M would look even better.


December 13th, 2011 at 2:57 PM ^

I don't know why but I love the uniform variety. I love all the Pro Combat uniforms that Nike makes and would love to see more from Adiddas for Michigan. I know we have the greatest tradition in college sports and all but a little variety here or there can't hurt.


December 13th, 2011 at 3:49 PM ^

I hate it and don't understand how someone could like that much change in their supposed 'uniform'.  I'm fine with a special change for a game every now and then but not every season, definitely not five times a season, and most certainely not five times a season with the uniforms that were worn.  The stripes on the shoulders look stupid and only remind me of the Notre Dome and Michigan State uniforms which could have turned Medusa into stone from the ugliness.

South Bend Wolverine

December 13th, 2011 at 4:25 PM ^

Amen.  It's not even really about any particular one of these incarnations looking bad.  It's the whole mentality that the greatest heritage in college football, the patrimony of Michigan football, isn't good enough.  It's the fact that no one actually believes in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" anymore.

We have something brilliant and everyone recognizes it.  We've successfully snagged recruits out of Ohio on the basis of our helmet wings alone.  Quit fucking around with it!

Mr. Yost

December 13th, 2011 at 7:19 PM ^

Take the block M off the left chest and the stripes and I too...will love them.


I wish we'd just wear a basic jersey like our home uniforms.


One "tweak" I'd like to try is an ALL white jersey with MAIZE numbers (like the home uniforms) and blue outline around the numbers.

Nothing else. No stripes, no piping, no collar, no block M...just the EXACT same uniform as our home, but white instead of blue...and blue around the maize numbers.


December 13th, 2011 at 3:18 PM ^

Going in I never saw myself as a life-time auditor, merely as a means to take and pass the CPA.  I spent three years at a big 4 and have since moved on elsewhere.  Classes were fine and all, and if you have a lot of friends left on campus it would be great; unfortunatly, all of my friends had graduated and moved by the time school started and lets just say that Year 5 < Undergrad.

Advice?  Pass the CPA before you start work.  Take it seriously (like it actually requires studying and knowing what the hell you're looking at).  I was never much of a studier and had a tough time on the first section I took until I really focused.


December 13th, 2011 at 1:44 PM ^

But I think they look really good. Not as busy as the ones we wore at MSU, but has a little flash nonetheless.
<br>We whine about tradition, but the players like them. Let's let the guys who are bringing our tradition back choose what they want to wear.


December 13th, 2011 at 1:48 PM ^

I'm not a fan of the sleeves, but the rest is very nice, and I wouldn't even be opposed to wearing it as our normal away uniform. I'd like to see it without the sleeves and some different shoulder options, but I like it better than the piped-out uniforms we've moved towards the past 4-5 seasons.


December 13th, 2011 at 1:51 PM ^

They'll probably rip and get replaced with the old ones half-way through the game. That being said, they're not the worst looking but I'd prefer no stripes.


December 13th, 2011 at 1:52 PM ^

Not my cup of tea but frankly what I think doesn't matter. If putting variations and special jerseys out there excites the kids who this program is built around and for, then go for it. I'd prefer if we don't approach Oregon territory, though. I like what Oregon does, but not for Michigan. 


December 13th, 2011 at 9:05 PM ^

Oooo, you want a straw-man battle!  I can do that too: So, when you're an alum, once you graduate, your opinion stops mattering.  And if you never did go to U-M at all, whether or not you support the team with money and stuff, well, your opinion never did matter in the first place.  Let's turn the program into one big Logan's Run where once you turn 21 and graduate, you're dead to the program.  Got it.


December 14th, 2011 at 1:57 PM ^

basically, yes.


If the color and content of our jerseys are going to fundamentally change your feelings for Michigan football or alter your desire to watch or spend money on Michigan football then maybe the problem lies with you and not with the jerseys? 

I don't want us to be Oregon but to say that nothing should change ever is taking it from one extreme to another. 




December 13th, 2011 at 6:17 PM ^

They like doing different jerseys. I don't see what the big deal is.


 Michigan Football 

"We met w/ our seniors & showed them concepts that were proposed by adidas & the mock-up is what they chose." - Coach Hoke
 Michigan Football 

"This is something the players enjoy & we thought it would be a nice way to commemorate our appearance in the Sugar Bowl." - Coach Hoke


December 13th, 2011 at 8:59 PM ^

Obviously we are going to have to take some points off the Hoke Gets It scoreboard.

But yes - also obviously, "I think the players are wrong here," is totally, 100% synonymous with "screw the seniors."  Right in the ear, in fact.

Let me ask you something: If Adidas doesn't come down and "show some concepts" and nobody ever says anything about alternate uniforms, does that make the seniors mopey and unhappy?


December 14th, 2011 at 10:27 AM ^

Kids like the uniform thing. I'm their age, and so do I. It's the new thing, and I understand why some don't like it.

But we don't know who pushed for this to happen again. Maybe the players did. Maybe Brandon did. Adidas proposed it, but the players could have had a role in that.

Either side could have easily said no. If the players wanted to go with normal road jerseys, they could have said no to the alternate jerseys. If the players wanted alternate jerseys, Hoke and the coaching staff could have said no.

Either way, it was agreed upon and as long as the people with the program are happy, I really don't see what the big deal is.



December 13th, 2011 at 1:53 PM ^

the Michigan staff has proven that it is way, way, smarter than total failures like the New York Yankees, the Detroit Red Wings, the Detroit Tigers, and other teams who have deluded themselves into thinking that a clean, classic, and consistent look is worth a lot.  Perhaps the basketball team will soon adopt Detroit Piston teal as a fourth color.

Mr. Rager

December 13th, 2011 at 1:54 PM ^

Add to that list - any NFL team, ever.  Seriously - when do major NFL teams ever mess with their uniforms?  Denver is the only one that immediately comes to mind, and their new logo / unis still look like shit compared to the old ones.


December 13th, 2011 at 2:38 PM ^

....Vikings, Bears, Bills, Bengals....

....yeah, the NFL is actually a pretty poor example of teams not messing with classic looks.  The only reason they don't do it more is because the NFL has iron-fisted rules about how often you can change your look, how long you must take to do it, and how often you can wear third jerseys.