Uniformz: Bullet Dodged

Submitted by Hard Gay on March 7th, 2013 at 10:52 PM

As you may have heard, Michigan opted out of the long sleeve camo uniformz for March.  However, it appears adidas had planned on having Michigan wear them and even made them available for sale to the public.  

Behold:

 

If you desire to own them, check out Eastbay: http://www.eastbay.com/product/model:201025/sku:75401032/adidas-college-impact-camo-premier-jersey-mens/michigan-wolverines/?cm=GLOBAL+SEARCH%3A+KEYWORD+SEARCH

Comments

Kennyvr1

March 8th, 2013 at 1:33 AM ^

Why were we wearing last years uni against Purdue and why are these camo's last years shorts as well. I feel like I'm in the twilight zone.

Hard Gay

March 8th, 2013 at 2:45 AM ^

This year's crop of blue jerseys ripped against Minnesota and they haven't ordered/received another batch of blue ones, so they went with the old version. It's curious that out of all adidas schools, it seems our blues were the only ones to suffer a ripping epidemic.

San Diego Mick

March 8th, 2013 at 3:02 AM ^

would look great on the Soccer team however. Germans know their soccer.

I agree that the top would look good if sleeves were removed, but those shorts are just schtupid!

Don

March 8th, 2013 at 5:40 AM ^

is either a woman who wonders how many touchdowns Lebron James scored last year or a guy who loves watching re-runs of "The Golden Girls."

LSAClassOf2000

March 8th, 2013 at 6:50 AM ^

The unappealing look aside, you would be paying $89.99 for the jersey and $64.99 for the shorts (I braved a search and checked). The uniforms depicted in the OP are bad enough (as they are in the photo anyway), but bad at those prices is simply a cruel move on the part of Adidas.

My other question - is it really camo or is this a marketing spin for problems with the dye lot? As these sit now, I am thankful we turned them down. 

R Kelly

March 8th, 2013 at 8:06 AM ^

The athletic department should have stepped up and prevented these from even being sold to the public.  The fact that they exist anywhere is really embarassing.  

Mr. Yost

March 8th, 2013 at 8:30 AM ^

If you see anyone over the age of 18 wearing these...you have the right to straight "junk punch" that individual.

Women are not excluded. Title IX, gender equity, inclusion.

Mr. Yost

March 8th, 2013 at 8:30 AM ^

If you see anyone over the age of 18 wearing these...you have the right to straight "junk punch" that individual.

Women are not excluded. Title IX, gender equity, inclusion.

superstringer

March 8th, 2013 at 8:49 AM ^

I wouldnt wear it, but then again, I'm  fat 46 yr old balding white dude.  (Still amazes me how the hotties keep hittin' me up for attention.) (sarcasm meters should be turned off or they'll break from overload.)

BUT... here's the thing.  If you're 16 or 17, and you live in a very urban area (and I don't think it matters what your skin color is), what's your reaction to them?

Because as Pimp Hand said a year or two ago.. in some ways, the customer is the recruit.  It sounds hilarious, but that's the guy you most want to please.  If he's pleased, he comes, we wins, and fans are pleased albeit puking cuz of the unis.  Would you rather win a NC in those hideous garbs, or wear a good uniform while losing in the first round of the NIT?

Trendy uni + recruit + ? = PROFIT.

 

Yeoman

March 8th, 2013 at 9:01 AM ^

Rabid fan base, electric atmosphere, wins, championships, players moving on to successful NBA careers.

That's what's working at Indiana. It's what works, in a somewhat different way, at Kentucky. And Duke and Carolina and Kansas and....

No significant recruit has ever gone to one of those schools for the chance to wear a one-off camo jersey.

Heinous Wagner

March 8th, 2013 at 8:51 AM ^

Whoever is coming up with these designs must hate athletes and wishes to denigrate them by making them play wearing pajamas. At this rate, the sneaks will look like those bunny slippers Ralphie was forced to wear in "A Christmas Story."

Soulfire21

March 8th, 2013 at 9:15 AM ^

What the actual fuck?  Who is making these decisions?  I'm usually not opposed to one-off uniforms (or, uniformz as they say), but this is a monstrosity.

Can I PLEASE say get off my lawn now?  I really want to.  Okay, I'm going to do it.

GET OFF MY LAWN.