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Thad on Sports – Throw out the U of M, ND throwbacks

It seems there is no stopping people from recycling bad ideas.

Michigan and Notre Dame have announced they will wear throwback uniforms this fall for their September encounter in Ann Arbor.

Let me be clear, the throwback uniform idea can go away already. It’s been overused and most of the time it’s not good. They are throwback uniforms now because teams made the decision they didn’t like them and wanted to change them out 30, 40, 50 years ago.

The Wolverines and  Irish throwback jerseys in truth aren’t even that. They are taking bits and pieces from years gone by, meshing them together and calling it a throwback jersey. Call it what you want but don’t call it what it isn’t. If it hasn’t been worn before it can’t be called a throwback jersey now. It can be called new, but not a throwback.

The biggest problem is they look bad. I would be a very happy Notre Dame fan if it would never wear green again. The “throwback jersey will have green numbers with green stripes/bars on the shoulders.

Brian Kelly says the school is excited to be playing in an historic game.

Brady Hoke added that the school was excited at the opportunity to wear a retro-looking uniform that pays homage to the school’s history.

Hogwash from both coaches. The excitement comes from the revenues the schools will receive from Adidas who’s a major sponsor of Michigan’s first night game.  And don’t forget the sales of Adidas commemorative jerseys to fans dumb enough to buy them.

Entertain me with good football (something neither school has done in a while) and stick to the traditional school uniforms.