Uniformz: Rumors of MSU "special" gear this weekend?

Submitted by PeterKlima on October 18th, 2012 at 11:03 PM

http://www.delanysdozen.com/2012-articles/october/michigan-state-s-pro-combat-helmet-leaked.html

This site is reporting that MSU may be pumping themselves up and psyching out confused Michigan players by wearing shiny helemts this weekend. 

It reminds me that animals and babies are usually attracted to shiny things.

Anyway, real or not?

 

P.S. - searched board and did not see anything on this SIAP.

Comments

Lutha

October 19th, 2012 at 9:15 AM ^

Sure, there's a freakout at every proposed change, but then people see the real thing and most end up thinking, "eh....not as bad when you see it in person."  In the past, this has generally been true for the 1998 video boards, luxury boxes/stadium renovation, UTL jerseys, bball shorts, cowboy classic uniforms.

BlueReign

October 18th, 2012 at 11:58 PM ^

I dont understand all the uniform hate up in here. Not saying change is always good, or that I have like all of our uniform variations, but Im game for something new every now and again.

 

I think im the only person here who actually like the ND asymetrical uniforms for being unique. Do I like it enough to change stuff like that perminently? no, but special uniforms gets publicity, publicity leads to getting your name out there, and the more your name is out there the more recruits hear it. Does a single uniform sway a commits decision? no, but again, as long as you arent being reported for an NCAA violation, any press is good press.

blue_kate

October 19th, 2012 at 8:09 AM ^

I'm in the tiny group of people who enjoys the Maryland uniforms (even the turtle-shell helmet). I tend to enjoy this more when other schools do it, though. If Dave Brandon ever touches the Michigan helmet, I will....well, be upset and bitch about it on the internet, probably, but you get what I'm saying.

tdcarl

October 19th, 2012 at 12:42 AM ^

I remember the worst week of the season being the week that you had to break in your new helmet. I think it would suck to have to do it in the middle of the season right before a big game.

turtleboy

October 19th, 2012 at 1:01 AM ^

No amount of pro combat can cover up how ugly a beat down we're about to give them will make them look. They'd do better to dress up in some other teams unis so on replays they can pretend it didn't happen to them.

mGrowOld

October 19th, 2012 at 6:54 AM ^

Um....I actually like them.

Now - I do not want us join the "jersey/helmet of the week" club and would love to see us go back to actual maize n blue uni's a-la early 90's but for teams that do embrace the tradition of not keeping traditions these are not that bad.  Be honest now......they are WAY better than last year's Kellen Winslow's "I'm a soldier" throwbacks and are not nearly as bad as Notre Dame's epic uniform fail this with the two sided helmets.  

Don't know how they'll look on top of whatever uniform they decide to unleah on us tomorrow but as stand-alone I think they look pretty cool.

BlowGoo

October 19th, 2012 at 8:40 AM ^

I hope the Spartans come up with the most fantastic, advanced, gorgeous unis EVAH!....

.... And we beat the snot out of them, sending them back to Lansing caked with blood, snot, and mud.

And full of cleat holes.

(But no serious injuries. That isn't cool.)

Spunky

October 19th, 2012 at 8:45 AM ^

That helmet doesn't look bad. While I rarely think that new uniforms look nice, I've liked some of the helmets this season (Nebraska's black helmets vs. Wisconsin, Rutgers' silver, and some of the matte finishes). The sporting goods industry seems a lot better at designing helmets than uniforms.

Beat State!

NateVolk

October 19th, 2012 at 10:58 AM ^

Remember that the Michigan players went nuts when they saw those waiting for them in the locker room in East Lansing last year. They loved them and the game is for them first and foremost.

The fact that square older people like us didn't like them shouldn't be the deciding factor.

PeterKlima

October 19th, 2012 at 11:27 AM ^

I thought the consensus after the game was that Michigan wouldn't do that again because it was too distracting.  I don't know exactly how it played out, but I think you want your players thinking about the game and not distracted by their "cool" new clothes.  I always thought that was one of the problems with road games, that players were occassionally distracted a little by things that were unfamiliar that day, like the hotel, lockerroom, etc.  It makes you feel a little "out of sorts."   (Road woes are about more than just crowd noise).

 

I guess Michigan is now of the opinion that gameday should be so rouine and practiced that there should be minimum distractions.

 

So, is it a good thing for Michigan if MSU is a little distracted? 

 

P.S. - I don't think it matters much, but it is somewhat interesting to discuss.

 

 

triguy616

October 19th, 2012 at 11:15 AM ^

Doesn't matter.  Michigan wins this game.  They can take their pretty helmets home and throw them in the trash, cause they're not going to want to remember this one.