This photo was just posted today by the football team of their walk out video. Notice the front bumper, which was formerly a gold block M. The M has now been replaced with TEAM. The Illini used team on their front bumpers, and I never cared for it, nor do I care for this. I much prefer the tradition of the block M, or if they want to try something they haven't tried before on their uniforms, how about Goldy? The front bumper decal is a small detail, and barely noticeable on TV, and not at all from the stands. I'm curious to see if they go with this bumper decal during the season.
The trend of the past few seasons in college football has finally caught up to the Gophers. While these sweet gloves may be old news, they're pretty damn cool.
And more swag, of the head gear type. The equipment staff is decaling up the helmets, getting ready for the season. Check the amazing advances in helmet storage through the years. Click on the pics to blow em' up. Both of the gloves and current helmet photos come from the Gopher equipment twitter (credit).
I've been criss crossing the country this summer and haven't spent any time on updates. With trips to Georgia: (and a personalized tour of Sandford Stadium in Athens, the new College Football Hall of Fame, my former 2 year home in St. Pete Beach with a stop by the swamp, and of course, back home sweet home to good ole' Minnesota, I've been quite busy. I was also able to sneak off to the Gibson-Nagurski football complex and see my good buddy, Dan 0'Brien and get a few pics with our hardware as well.
I was finally able to make it to Andy's place this trip and shoot his football helmets. While they're not new to our collection, the 40 some Gopher helmets and roughly 10 non-Gopher helmets will be added to our site over the next few days.
I also snapped a few pictures of our various sports rooms. Mine is below, which isn't a sports room at this time, but a nuclear fallout shelter/canning room in my home. I plan to build a sports room over the next year or two. For the time being, my goodies are more than safe in my Gopher bunker.
Here's on angle of Andy's sports room, formerly his office. Eventually his gear outgrew his office, which is now a laptop in front of his T.V. in the living room.
And finally below, is Matt's home sports museum/Gopher mecca. If you collect Gopher gear, before you die, you must get into Matt's good graces and make the hajj to his place and walk around the room seven times,counterclockwise. You're only looking at half the room btw.
Matt, Andy, & Shawn post here regarding Gopher uniform info and random college football uniform thoughts.