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Friday, June 10, 2011

It was a good day for U-M publicity

You may have noticed Google has outfitted its homepage with a recordable tribute to legendary guitar maker Les Paul for his birthday. CNBC's Darren Rovell tweeted a link to early Friday to a rendition of "The Victors," though it wasn't clear if he created the song. I suppose it's fitting the computer giant would be capable of such a song, seeing how it has an office in Ann Arbor.
That wasn't Michigan's only interaction Friday with a legend, as the school unveiled its new throwback, or "Legends," jerseys it plans to wear against Notre Dame in this season's night game meeting Sept. 10 at the Big House.
Thanks to Rovell for the pics of the jerseys.
Quarterback Denard Robinson said people initially disliked the stripes over the shoulder, but he really likes them.
"These jerseys are crazy sick," he said in a video posted on the school's website. "To be part of something like this at the University of Michigan with throwbacks on, that's crazy."
The video goes on to say the adidas jerseys "are a compilation of years and eras recognizing the tradition and history of Michigan football."
The accompanying helmet appears to stay intact, with each player's number added to the side.
Watch video of the unveiling here. Order a jersey, which costs $80, here.


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