Pro: It could be worse.
Con: It is wholly unnecessary.
Pro: It is a likely significant revenue stream for the Michigan athletic department. You can't keep counting on people to keep buying different numbers of the same classic Michigan jersey.
Con: It's whoring out Michigan "tradition" for the sake of the adidas marketing machine.
Pro: The throwback helmets are a nice touch.
Con: You could have done the throwback helmets without the jersey, which would have been more true to the era anyway.
Pro: It's just one game.
Con: Unless the jerseys sell like crazy, in which case it becomes another jersey next year, and so on and so forth. I wonder if in 2012, it will be a retro Schembechler era white jersey for the game at Notre Dame or the game against Alabama.
Pro: Wait, that would be cool.
Con: Yeah, that's the problem. You let your guard down on one thing, and the next thing you know, maize jerseys.
Pro: They're auctioning off the jerseys after the game.
Con: Which is a nice way to keep the pressure off from the 'these jerseys suck' crowd.
Pro: Looked good on Denard.
Con: Anything looks good on Denard.
So yes, I'm sorry, I have no real sense of how I feel about this. I don't hate them, but I don't like what they represent, but more importantly, I don't like what they can represent in a forward looking narrative. So for now, I'll continue to be confused as we wait for September.