Would you want to see these M throwbacks again?

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on May 11th, 2012 at 11:51 PM

With all of these throwback jerseys coming out with Michigan Hockey, it made me think of a one-time experiment Michigan did back in the 2008-09 basketball season.

They wore throwbacks by adidas of the 1989 NCAA Championship team against ohio for one time only. They weren't sold to the public.

I really wouldn't mind seeing these back on the floor at Crisler. They don't trigger seizures like the road legacy uniforms did back in October, and they are really accurate.




May 11th, 2012 at 11:59 PM ^

So no, no I wouldn't. But throwbacks that are actual replicas of jerseys worn in earlier times are considerably less offensive than jerseys "inspired by previous eras".

Never forget: The Five, the MSU throwback atrocities, and Mike Jones

snarling wolverine

May 12th, 2012 at 11:31 AM ^

It was supposed to be on the bottom.  It looks like, on the other player's shorts, like the manufacturer (Russell Athletic) forgot how long the shorts were going to be and then added the extra length at the last minute, after the M had been added.


May 12th, 2012 at 9:54 AM ^

I like the vintage '89 unis, but only if they also wear them hip hugger style like they did in '89. That should be a requirement of all throwback basketball unis. If your going to pay homage, go all the way.


May 12th, 2012 at 11:24 AM ^

Anything that doesn't involved those moon boots he is wearing would be a plus for me... With those shoes on it looks like he's wearing 4 sizes too big of everything.


May 12th, 2012 at 11:32 AM ^

I've accepted the fact that whatever "throwbacks" Adidas comes up with are going to be just terrible. All we can do is wait out the current contract that expires after the 2015 season and try to get Brandon to switch back to Nike at that time. Nike's stuff looks better, feels better, is better quality, and players, recruits and fans tend to favor it over Adidas by a wide margin.


May 12th, 2012 at 12:32 PM ^

Looks like I'm in the minority here, but I actually love those jerseys and wish I had the money to buy one after the game (each player's was auctioned off for something). There is a picture of Stu from the Braylon Edward's charity basketball game this year and it looks like he wore the shorts from this game. I would love to see us bring these back once a year and would most definitely buy one. The ones sold right now are not even replicas of the actual jerseys we wear, so I'm not a big fan.


May 12th, 2012 at 2:33 PM ^

I'm not a fan either. Call me a heretic, but I think the block M in general should be limited in its use for team apparel. It's great for small placement on football uniforms or as a standalone symbol (like on the back of the new scoreboards), but I like seeing "Michigan" on the uniforms with space, like basketball and hockey.


May 12th, 2012 at 3:50 PM ^

and i like the shorts a lot better now that they're not short.  however, i'd like to see them do the script Michigan across the chest like baseball and hockey did a few years ago.  the script Michigan was my fave hockey jersey


May 12th, 2012 at 4:37 PM ^

Since the '89 team won the ttile in them they are pretty cool.  But in term of general looks, I think the closer you get to the Fab 5 era jerseys, the better off you are.  Not because they were the Fab 5 jerseys, but because that simple style just looked great.

I think this was the best looking jersey Michigan has ever worn:


May 12th, 2012 at 4:48 PM ^

Best uni's Michigan has ever sported! Need to have these in the rotation. Actually, I wouldn't mind seeing the white version as well. Mix in the maize and they're all set!