This is what the helmet stickers should look like

Submitted by Blue and Joe on March 24th, 2015 at 2:21 PM

There has been a lot of talk about helmet stickers in the last couple of days. I like the idea, but I'm very wary of the execution.

The stickers from Jim's era were kinda ugly and very big. In the classic photo of Jim and Bo you can count less than 20 stickers on the side of his helmet and it's more than half full.

  1. They are way too big.
  2. They distract from the glorious winged design.

Stickers are not what make the Michigan football helmet so iconic. That's OSU's thing. We should go with something more subtle.

My proposal is the thin block M. (click to enlarge)

I think it's a much cleaner look, and you can fit a lot more stickers on the helmet. Just my two cents.

Comments

MayOhioEatTurds

March 24th, 2015 at 2:52 PM ^

I can get behind helmet stickers if they're that unobtrusive.  The thin block M makes them visible, but not overwhelming.  That's a balance I can live with. 

My fear is that going back to helmet stickers might mean something like the giant wolverine patches they were in the past.  I'm sorry, but those things diminished winged perfection.

Here's hoping someone important sees this unobtrusive rendition.  And likes it. 

beangoblue

March 24th, 2015 at 2:25 PM ^

I like!

Let's have an MGoDesign contest for these bad boys. Then we can send the winners to the Athletic Dept. Maybe someone here will forever live in Michigan history.

turd ferguson

March 24th, 2015 at 2:37 PM ^

I was thinking about Brian's point that it'd be nice to save stickers for uniformz games but that's not how these things work.  Maybe there's a way to do something like that.  It'd be pretty cool if players earned their stickers all season long but didn't apply them until the OSU game (or even the bowl game).  That would keep the helmets clean for most of the season, establish a unique, throwback-based tradition for the OSU/bowl game, and preserve the incentive value of the stickers.

BursleysFinest

March 24th, 2015 at 3:18 PM ^

Maybe I'm thinking too much about this, but I can hear OSU saying that "We're trying to be like them".  They might (would) probably say this anyway, but I see it happening especially if half the time we're wearing the stickers, it's against the Buckeyes. 

mgobaran

March 24th, 2015 at 2:45 PM ^

Now down to business here. OP, your design is pretty sweet. But This Is Michigan. If anyone would have META heltmet stickers, it'd be us. Tiny Winged Helmets on the Winged Helmet. Opponents won't know what to do with all that, it'll be like they entered the Twilight Zone.

joeyb

March 24th, 2015 at 5:24 PM ^

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Bando Calrissian

March 24th, 2015 at 2:45 PM ^

There are enough Block M's on the uniform as it is. It just looks weird to have fifty of them hanging out on a helmet.

For my money, do a tiny version of the footballs with the appropriately-facing wolverine heads. They look good, they're traditional, and if less ostentatious, are effective.