The Gophers have just dialed up dark gray or anthracite (minus helmet) uniforms for this Halloween's tilt vs. Michigan. Anthracite is mineral coal mined mostly in the friendly countries of China, Russia, North Korea, Ukraine, and South Africa. I'm aware that the Gophers have trying to come up with a black uniform for a while now, so I'm very relieved with the color of the uni. I think these uniforms look great, for Halloween only that is. As an old fashioned uni guy, I prefer to keep with the traditional maroon and gold. Kim Jung-Ill gives them two thumbs up though, and rumor is, anyone who purchased an anthracite jersey from Gold Country by Christmas gets two round-trip tickets to Pyongyang (with a free lump of coal). It will be interesting going forward how often these unis are used.
A new historic piece was just added to our collection today; Marion Barber Jr.'s 1979 early season worn jersey. Check it out under the our collection tab, then go to jerseys.
What's the one of the few things that can help a superfan get over a tough loss, like the one we suffered to NU? Perhaps a little Gopher swag. A huge thanks to my new friend Bob Hughes of the Goal Line Club, my father in law, and Uncle Bob for making sure I got my TCF Bank Stadium seating section signs in a timely manner. Living in Michigan, it's not exactly easy getting your hands on nice pieces of Gopher memorabilia (Wolverine and Spartan gear, sure). It took 3 people, and a drive that took two people through 3 states to get me my gear. These things weren't exactly easy to haul around. Made of solid steel, weighing in at around 15 lbs a piece, and measuring about a ft by 3 1/2 ft, these unwieldy, but beautiful pieces of maroon and gold history are now in my hands. I'm not sure why these were taken off the walls of the stadium and auction off, but I'm thrilled to have them!
Matt, Andy, & Shawn post here regarding Gopher uniform info and random college football uniform thoughts.