Michigan Dave

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  1. Interesting choice to use Michigan to support your cause and then use the split-M logo that the university doesn't approve anymore (and that the majority of alumni actually didn't like to begin with.)
  2. The real question is how many different road uniforms are they gonna trot out this year. Damn, remember when U of M had one of CFB's untouchable uniforms? The home unis, for sure. We've changed the road unis up regularly though. My hope is to see another incarnation this year, but no indications that will be the case.
  3. I clicked on the NHL tab of that and lol at the Vancouver jerseys. That's the tip of the iceberg in regards to the fakes. This is incredible. http://www.nhljerseysussale.com/kesler-jersey-17-vancouver-canucks-authentic-ice-jersey-in-black-p-1510.html
  4. The player cut his collar. It's not uncommon.
  5. Absolutely. With the ease of iTunes and the low pricepoint, why wouldn't I pay for music? Aside from the obvious theft issues.
  6. I like the hats. I bought a 39Thirty Pats AFCE hat and it's awesome. A welcome change from the 10 years of Reebok championship hats that didn't fit right.
  7. The shoulder design you see on Woodson isn't a Rose Bowl thing, it was a Michigan thing. We called it the "Big Jonny Special" after our equipment manager. Thank you that is something I had no idea about! That is a pretty neat thing than. Still doesn't look good, but neat reasoning! No, they looked awful. We all hated it. Almost as bad as the 1970s style track suits we'd get as part of our bowl gifts. I have no clue where the designs came from, either. Some brutal fonts and random drop shadows...ugh.
  8. The shoulder design you see on Woodson isn't a Rose Bowl thing, it was a Michigan thing. We called it the "Big Jonny Special" after our equipment manager. Here they are on the white unis in the 93 Rose Bowl: Here they are in the 1999 Citrus Bowl: The 2005 Rose Bowl (note Texas just has the patch) In the 2000 Orange Bowl, the "Michigan Orange Bowl" logo was added opposite the shoulder of the Obie patch (Bama had nothing similar) The 2007 Rose Bowl broke the "Big Jonny Special" trend as just the RB patch was on the uni and that trend continued in the 2011 Gator Bowl. Last year's Sugar Bowl we went with just the bowl patch as well, though the uniforms were one game only designs:
  9. They definitely did. I had this one circa 2000:
  10. I do not think the Wolverines want to celebrate them otherwise Michigan would not have deleted Webber from the school's athletic records or vacate wins and titles on their own. I'm too young to remember how it exactly went down, but it's common for teams to penalize themselves first in hopes of avoiding stiffer penalties from the NCAA. If Michigan truly cared about doing the right thing they wouldn't have paid them in the first place. Michigan did not pay the players, a booster paid the players. Still lets say that you are correct. If you were Michigan would you want to celebrate an event that lead to having a ton of egg on your face and being reprimanded by the NCAA. There was a bit more to it, but yes. At this point, 20 years later, I want to celebrate the Fab Five. I think it will come in a few years once the "banishment" period is over, and it may or may not include Chris Webber, but I want to cheer from the stands while I see Jalen Rose on the floor at Crisler. I am sure the university would love to celebrate a team that forced them into a position to vacate wins, bring down banners, and return trophies. Btw, as an aside, I find it funny that a bunch of gymnasts are now being referred to as the Fab Five more in the minds of people than the Michigan one. When I enter "Fab Five" into google I see more links and images referring to the gold medal winners. Well, our friends in Ohio carried Jim Tressel off the field to a thunderous round of applause and "THANK YOU COACH TRESS" banners just a couple of short weeks ago, during a season in which they were ineligible to compete for a championship due to his cheating and within two years of his resignation in disgrace. So, anything is possible. Controversy is the legacy of the Fab Five, for sure. I thank them for piquing my interest in basketball as a 6th grader and giving me many fond memories. I'm not particularly enamored with Chris Webber (or the Tractor Traylors, Mo Taylors, Louis Bullocks, etc. who came aferwards), but as a whole those are still great memories. And it's worth noting that players such as Voshon Lenard, Mateen Cleaves, Greg Anthony, the Mizzou guys, etc. were also on the take from Ed Martin as well. It doesn't justify or excuse what Michigan did (Steve Fisher turning the blind eye was inexcusable), but it does speak to the nature of college hoops.
  11. I'd say that advancing to the NCAA title game in back to back years is quite the feat, especially given how Final Fours are celebrated within the college basketball circle as a glowing achievement. And the cultural impact and shift in the power balance of college basketball has made that group a noteworthy team that continues to be talked about 20 years after the fact, more than whoever won the Big Ten in 1991, 1992, 1993, etc. It's cute that you're still bitter, 20 years after the fact, when that team is discussed, though.
  12. I do not think the Wolverines want to celebrate them otherwise Michigan would not have deleted Webber from the school's athletic records or vacate wins and titles on their own. I'm too young to remember how it exactly went down, but it's common for teams to penalize themselves first in hopes of avoiding stiffer penalties from the NCAA. If Michigan truly cared about doing the right thing they wouldn't have paid them in the first place. Michigan did not pay the players, a booster paid the players. Still lets say that you are correct. If you were Michigan would you want to celebrate an event that lead to having a ton of egg on your face and being reprimanded by the NCAA. There was a bit more to it, but yes. At this point, 20 years later, I want to celebrate the Fab Five. I think it will come in a few years once the "banishment" period is over, and it may or may not include Chris Webber, but I want to cheer from the stands while I see Jalen Rose on the floor at Crisler.
  13. I do not think Michigan would like to reminded about one of the most embarrasing moments in its sporting history. You mean the era post-Fab Five? You're right. I do not want to be reminded of Ellerbe/Amaker. But the Fab Five? Sign me up. Have "Jalen Rose Night", bring Nike back, get the 92 unis back, and celebrate what was awesome when I was growing up. Anything but the waste adidas has laid to our athletic department.