UniWatch reports Change in Road Jerseys

Submitted by JeepinBen on September 7th, 2011 at 11:45 AM

http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/story/_/id/6937142/uni-watch-ponders-nike-future-nfl-jersey-design

Michigan has added a block "M" above the player names, and has also scrapped the extraneous piping on the road jersey (although the Wolverines don't play on the road until Oct. 8 -- their sixth game! -- so it'll be a while before you see the new road design).

Saw the Block M on the back of the home jerseys last week, and from this photo:

It appears the yellow piping is gone. Yes that's in practice, and yes Cam is wearing White Pants that are NOT supposed to make it to game day, but his jersey is fancier than some of the other practice jerseys we saw. It has his name, and yellow outlining around the name and numbers, as well as a matching Block M above his name.

I don't mind the changes. Never loved the yellow piping, but didn't hate it either. Your thoughts?

Comments

justingoblue

September 7th, 2011 at 11:50 AM ^

I'm not a football jersey expert, but those look like game jerseys being tried out in practice. They look heavier than a practice jersey and the quality of the numbers/name are both high for a practice uniform.

Also, I really like them.

Rico616

September 7th, 2011 at 12:43 PM ^

I actually didnt mind the maize piping either but the new ones look good! I like the simple white and the block M on the back looks cool. Some didnt like it on last weeks jerseys but I did.

Hail-Storm

September 7th, 2011 at 1:59 PM ^

since it was less piping, but not zero piping, and we lost fewer road games with less piping, he may be on to something. We'll see, but if we wear these jersey's with no piping and win vs NW in our first road game, then we will be undeafeted on the road without the piping, thus giving us a perfect correlation of amount of piping vs losses on the road.

And here I thought it had something to do with Gerg.

Elmer

September 7th, 2011 at 11:54 AM ^

They are an improvement.  I like larger numbers, like back in the early 90's and before.  Something more bold, as long as they don't blow up to tOSU size (numbers on steroids).

profitgoblue

September 7th, 2011 at 11:55 AM ^

I don't like the Block "M" above the names.  I love the Block "M" itself but not there over the names.  It looks out of place.  If its necessary, it might look better on the front over the number instead.

 

icefins26

September 7th, 2011 at 11:57 AM ^

Definitely liked the new home jerseys on Saturday -- looked much MUCH cleaner than last year's home jerseys which looked beat up and ragged.  I like the tight fit and also the block M above the number.  I think they looked sharp.

As for road jerseys, I noticed the M Den also failed to put a picture of the old away jerseys in their fall magazine so that was an obvious hint that something was going to change.

Lookatthatspee…

September 7th, 2011 at 12:05 PM ^

wasn't a fan of the piping so i love the cleaner, simpler look.  one nitpick, i feel like the numbers on the front of the jersey look a little small, definitely shrunk from the previous jersey.  but overall two thumbs up.

bing24

September 7th, 2011 at 12:27 PM ^

Didn't mind the piping...But do like the all white better. Just looks clean and classy. Gotta say I like the all white with the pants too. Always likes how Texas looked and The U busting out the white on white on white look!

mgobleu

September 7th, 2011 at 12:37 PM ^

Love these jerseys. The block M isn't my favorite, but all in all I think they're a great step up. I never knew what sense it made that the old road jerseys were so different from the home editions. If I had my choice, they'd just be like photo negatives of each other; just the colors inverted. This is getting a little closer.

Edit: to clarify, the block M IS my favorite, just not its placement here.

Erik_in_Dayton

September 7th, 2011 at 12:37 PM ^

getting rid of the piping is great.  I hated the piping with the heat of a thousand suns (well, maybe not that much).  Only lesser teams need to draw attention to themselves with such ornamentation. 

BRBLUE

September 7th, 2011 at 12:43 PM ^

 

I LOVE that they got rid of the piping and it's now a cleaner look. When I first saw the early practice video's I was hoping those were the away jersey's.

DrunkOnHiggins

September 7th, 2011 at 12:49 PM ^

Absolutely can't stand the piping. I will be very happy if it is truly gone. I always thought the away jerseys were perfect the way they were. The white with maize and blue trim always looked classy.

dieseljr32

September 7th, 2011 at 12:48 PM ^

If what Cam Gordon is wearing in practice our new road jerseys, I think they look pretty darn good.  Michigan has always had a great home jersey and always seemed to change their road jersey.  I wonder why?

wolfchant999

September 7th, 2011 at 12:49 PM ^

I think we should go the new Maryland '11 route. Maybe add the winged helmet look to the shoulders, create a cute and cuddly wolverine to add to the hemet, or  add life like wolverine fur to the entire uniform/helmet complete with tails and claws.......

justingoblue

September 7th, 2011 at 7:03 PM ^

I'm just picturing the gloves now. Brown and shiny (to replicate ???) with silver on the fingernails representing Wolverine claws. The sick part? A picture of our new sideline mascot so that when players score they can hold their hands up in an "O" or "U" design and show off our totally sweet new mascot.

I'M SO PSYCHED FOR SATURDAY BRAH'S. RAWK!!!!!!!!111!!!!!

AMazinBlue

September 7th, 2011 at 12:51 PM ^

then I give it a double thumbs up!  I like the look with maize outline and the block M above the name.  I notcied them on Saturday and liked it then as well. 

I saw one person wearing the "throwback" or historical jersey for the night game on Saturday and I still can't get excited about it.  I know the game jerseys will be a little better, but still.  The cardinal rule is don't mess with the home unis!

Jon06

September 7th, 2011 at 2:10 PM ^

Man-Barbie Outfits Minimally Altered!

You guys are ridiculous.

Edit: This is not flamebait. It's trolling.* Get it right, Barbie lovers.

*On uniform-related threads only, and only because somebody's gotta do it.

Marcus818

September 7th, 2011 at 1:10 PM ^

I'm glad they decided to wear the Techfit jerseys this year. They said the team didn't like them and decided not to wear them last year. They're so much cleaner looking than the old ones.