M-Dog

September 2nd, 2014 at 8:29 AM ^

Trivia:  Michigan helmets are not blue with yellow wings painted on them.  They are actually yellow with blue painted around the outline of the wings.

So beware:  it would be real easy for the AD to do something like this.  Easier than the actual Michigan helmet itself.

 

MGomaha

September 1st, 2014 at 8:00 PM ^

Saw this on twitter and quoted it and told them to S my D. They deleted the photo a few minutes later.

I'd like to think I made someone delete the tweet.

tsbilly

September 2nd, 2014 at 12:54 AM ^

Does addidas just drop these uniforms off and say "Here you go. Don't like it? Swim in this money pool until you do." Is there anybody in the athletic department who can step up and say "Ummm...no, we'll stick to the best unifrom in sports, thanks." I know our current AD Lord Business won't do that.

It is my understanding that Michigan gets paid by the apparel company for the right to sell UMs logo/copywright/trademark.  Why does UM put up with bullshit? They hold all the cards.  I'm sure there is a bidding war for UM everytime a contract is up. So why is the manufacturer's logo front and center on the jersey?

 

Seriously, FRONT AND CENTER ON THE JERSEY! This is not accepptable to me.

danimal1968

September 2nd, 2014 at 9:53 AM ^

to adidas.  Other than the money, that was the big difference with what Nike had proposed in 2007.  Nike didn't want to give UM the right to say no to what they came up with.  UM folks have actually been involved with adidas in designing most of the alternate unis the last few years.  Jake Ryan's non-reaction to the UTL3 unis, which some folks trumpeted as meaning he didn't like them, turned out to be him wanting to see how others reacted...because he helped design them.

Wolverine Devotee

September 1st, 2014 at 9:30 PM ^

As 'Shirtless said, this is definitely a mistake.

The official adidas account apologized yesterday about it. I asked someone whether I should flip the PANIC /doom switch on MGoBlog to "up". I nearly posted the thread about it but wanted to clear it first since that would be the first time Michigan would wear a non-winged helmet since the mid-30s. 

tsbilly

September 2nd, 2014 at 1:00 AM ^

How about never bring these back again?

In what world is the above uniform an improvement on the standard road uniforms? Maize + Blue  = awesome. Maize + Blue + White = cool.  WHITE + WHITE + WHITE + maize + blue = not awesome.

 

Those allwhites look like a poor high school team with a cool helmet.

pistolwolf

September 2nd, 2014 at 1:31 AM ^

calm down. road uniforms have been changed dozen of times, no big thing. but the one i always really liked is the ones from the late 90s, early 2000s. the m on the sleeve, with the numbers up on the pads with maize and blue striping on the neckline and sleeves. i hated that they ever changed those. very classic looking.