UTL jerseys winning ESPN poll

Submitted by unWavering on November 1st, 2011 at 2:45 PM

The ESPN B1G blog has a poll up asking which alternate jerseys have been the best so far this year.  UM's UTL jerseys are currently winning the poll, which is surprising based on how many people here hated them, and the fact that the blog over there seems to be dominated by OSU and NEB fans.  They definitely grew on me, and they must have grown on a lot of other people as well.

Worst jerseys?  OSU vs Wisky.  Close second is our away jerseys vs MSU.



November 1st, 2011 at 10:29 PM ^

Unfortunately. Wish they had a "none of the above; they're all hideous" option. I actually didn't mind the UTL jerseys, but that was when I thought it was a one time deal. I can't bring myself to vote for it because I don't want to enable/condone DB in thinking the fans want MOAR BUMBLEBEE.


November 1st, 2011 at 2:49 PM ^

I think our away jersyes seem much more terrible in hindsight.  Had we a game-winning, 80 yard touchdown drive in the last 30 seconds against Sparty I think the whites would seem at least tolerable.


November 1st, 2011 at 2:57 PM ^

 what OSU was wearing against Wiscy last Saturday?

At least Maryland's jersey was an interesting application of their State flag.  OSU you looked like they were dressed in the fabric remnants after someone else's real jerseys were cut.


November 1st, 2011 at 2:51 PM ^

Well Nebraska can't vote for their own since they don't have an alternate and OSU has too many to choose from so they end up cancelling each other out.


Either way I still like the jerseys and wouldn't mind seeing them again in the future as long as they choose to do so sparingly.


November 1st, 2011 at 2:55 PM ^

I personally would like to see them retired.  They were cool, but that was a special occasion  which had a very special outcome.  I think they ran their course and should be remembered as the jerseys UM wore during their first night game ever, not the jerseys they wear every couple of years for big games.


November 1st, 2011 at 3:29 PM ^

 As much as I dislike the Adidas Bumblebee look, I can't bring myself to vote for any of the others.  South Florida doesn't even play in the Big Ten anyway!


November 1st, 2011 at 8:54 PM ^

All-whites aren't bad but lose the UTL shoulder stripes.and add 1997-style stripes on the sleeves.

I think we will see some 1997 elements incorporated into an upcoming uniform with Nebraska, within the next 3 years.  The storyline is epic and will sell new Michigan jerseys in Ohio and many other states.