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Monday Morning Uni Watch

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We have a lot to cover this week, boys and girls, so let’s get started, beginning with some observations from Week 1 in the NFL:

Ronnie Brown and Chris Chambers were both wearing some serious high whites on Thursday night (particularly interesting in Brown’s case, because he had very low whites during the preseason). Here they are together.

• Most of the Steelers wear white shoelaces, but Joey Porter wore gold.

• Good to see that the Steelers still wear those ribbed socks.

• Six of the week’s 14 home teams wore white at home: the Texans (first white-on-white game in team history), Chiefs (what happened to the red pants?), Bucs, Panthers, Browns, and Jags.

• Completely lame for the Lions to wear black for their home opener (or, let’s face it, for any game at all).

• Warrick Dunn’s still wearing his big metal necklace.

• By the end of the Arizona/SanFran game, several of the Cardinals’ new stadium jersey patches were either falling off or completely gone. (Thanks to Bill Blevins for the screen-grabs.)

• Several Cowboys players were doing that trick where they tie down the base of the jersey collar to the shoulder pads, which has the effect of obscuring the NFL logo.

Numerology: As most of you probably saw (or wrote) in the Comments section, the consensus about Pitt’s inconsistent numbers and nameplates in the 1977 Sugar Bowl (full details of which are available here) is that the players with the simpler, plainer design were probably wearing tearaway jerseys, which are now banned.

And it turns out that inconsistent numbers are hardly unique to tearaways, or to Pitt. John Vivino points out that in Penn State’s 1994 season, culminating in the 1995 Rose Bowl, the Lions had at least two different numbering styles. Compare the two different 3s here, or the difference between the navy 2s here and here, or between the white 2s here and here.

These sorts of mistakes still happen today. Just last Saturday, for example, Ole Miss debuted their new road jerseys (the numbers, shoulder stripes, and “Ole Miss” chest logo on have switched from red with blue trim to just red). Check out the difference between the 7s here and here.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Underbill Update I: According to this article, Twins prospect Matt Garza writes “Shove It” (“as in shove it down the throats of the hitters”) and his kids’ initials under his brim. … Underbill Update II: Chris Creamer snapped this photo of Paul Byrd, but the writing isn’t clear enough to make out. … Latest reader complaint about the Cool-Flo batting helmets: Matt Sanderson says they sit a bit lower on the head (or else are cut a bit lower near the non-flapped ear region), so the non-flapped ear ends up getting crimped or shmushed. Compare: old, new. “In addition to looking downright silly (ears poking out from under helmets at 90-degree angles) and bush league (why can’t they get a $10 million player a helmet that fits?), it CAN’T be comfortable, can it?” writes Sanderson. “Some players seem to (intentionally or unintentionally) ‘tuck’ the ear in, so you can’t see the top of the ear (sort of like the new AI-inspired hip hop way to wear a fitted cap way too big).” … Still more on the topic of white name/number tags on socks, courtesy of a source with the Astros: “We have a white dot on the toe of the sock where they write the number. Why put it on the upper part when you can put it in the shoe?” … New Mexico’s basketball team plans a season-long celebration of the Pit’s 40th anniversary, including a jersey patch and a throwback game featuring 1966 unis. Further details here (with thanks to Rob Montoya). … Oh-so-clever Steve Bakeis has come up with an alternate Uni Watch T-shirt design. … The Sabres will unveil their new unis this Saturday. … The White Sox did their annual “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” promotion last Friday, with the team wearing ridiculous green trim, green caps, and — at least for Jim Thome — green socks. … Bryan Redemske, who last week pointed out that Nomar was wearing Reebok cleats on August 30th and Puma on September 2nd, notes that he was back to Reebok on September 8th. … Unscheduled blood donation Friday night in Baltimore, where pitcher Brian Burres, making his MLB debut, developed a nosebleed right there on the mound, necessitating some serious sleeve wipeage. And for good measure, he spat some blood, too. (Thanks to Bill Blevins for the tip.). … There was some concern that Louisiana-Monroe’s new road jerseys wouldn’t be ready in time for Saturday’s game in Kansas, which would have created a minor crisis (for details, scroll down to the last news item here). But the whites arrived just in time. … Minor goof Saturday night in Minnesota, where the uni number on the front of Justin Morneau’s jersey was red, instead of the Twins’ usual white. … In 2002 through 2005, the Mets wore first responder caps on 9/11, whether they were at home or on the road. But this time around they wore the caps yesterday (i.e., on 9/10), because they’ll be on the road tonight. Not sure if they’ll also wear the caps tonight in Florida. … In further 9/11 news, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin wore an FDNY cap last night (thanks to Mike from Queens for the screen-grab), and many other Giants coaches and players wore first responder caps as well. … Not quite uni-related, but germane to our discussions of logo creep: Marc Wermund passed along this article that explains how to remove the logo from your cell phone with sugar (maybe it’ll also work on coaches’ headsets). … Nice work by Jonathan Carone, who writes: “I was front row on the 50 for tonight’s game between Liberty U (I-AA, yes, Falwell’s school) and Glenville State (DII). To my surprise, one of the guys on the [chain gang] was wearing stirrups.” Long ago, of course, chain gang stirrups were common in the NFL, too. … In case you missed the discussion in the weekend Comments sections, Oregon actually looked okay on Saturday, but the silver nameplates were illegible. Another brilliant move by Swoosh Inc.

 

125 comments to Monday Morning Uni Watch

  • bobbyd | September 11, 2006 at 8:52 am |

    C’mon, Paul, Oregon looked okay? We should be able to sue for hurting our vision… Why can’t they make the pants a color a bit closer to the helmet tone?

    Dump the stupid “Oregon” on the pants and put a stripe or stripes, take off the chrome bumper dohickeys and we might be onto something…sane. I actually don’t mind the helmets, the black socks have to go.

    Poor Ducks players, having to wear that crap!

  • redhotfro | September 11, 2006 at 9:22 am |

    How about the Oregon players at least tuck in their jerseys?? That untucked look is so tacky.

  • Burrill | September 11, 2006 at 9:41 am |

    The chain gang member’s stirrups make him look like he’s all set to replace one of the refs if necessary.

  • Jill | September 11, 2006 at 9:53 am |

    With all the tacky things going on at Oregon, it is funny to pick on the untucked jerseys.

    Don’t feel sorry for the players, they know what they are getting into when they sign up. Any football player with uni-sense would not play at Oregon. I would find a different school that is not going to make me look like an ass every week.

  • Ron | September 11, 2006 at 9:57 am |

    [quote comment=”8268″]C’mon, Paul, Oregon looked okay?[/quote]

    I agree with Paul on this one.

    On the scale of Oregon Awfulness, this one is significantly less awful than, say, the yellow and green uniforms the Ducks have sported, or the green and black Frankenstein unis. In this case, any improvement is significant improvement.

  • Doug | September 11, 2006 at 9:59 am |

    Word out of the KC Star is that the Chiefs were concerned that the day was going to be hot and muggy and they didn’t want to wear their red jerseys. That of course leads me to believe the Chiefs aren’t paying attention to any weather forecast, since everyone was saying it would be cool and rainy.

  • Natron | September 11, 2006 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”8275″][quote comment=”8268″]C’mon, Paul, Oregon looked okay?[/quote]

    I agree with Paul on this one.

    On the scale of Oregon Awfulness, this one is significantly less awful than, say, the yellow and green uniforms the Ducks have sported, or the green and black Frankenstein unis. In this case, any improvement is significant improvement.[/quote]

    You can’t polish a turd.

  • Hugh | September 11, 2006 at 10:36 am |

    In response to comment #6, I read somewhere that the NFL makes teams declare which color they will wear prior to the season.

    The weather in KC can be hot and muggy in September, hence the whites at home.

  • Cork | September 11, 2006 at 10:39 am |

    What about that Oregon Uni-combo with the new alternate white helmet? There is still enought to hate about the uni, but the white helmet might have made it tolerable. even decent.

  • Andy | September 11, 2006 at 10:43 am |

    In response to that second Oregon photo, the NCAA needs a new rule. You can’t wear a knee brace if you don’t wear high socks.

  • redemske | September 11, 2006 at 10:53 am |

    I’d be willing to bet some of the players at Oregon are there FOR the uniforms. Think about it — you’re an 18-year-old kid who has the choice of Washington State, Oregon and say … Arizona. You go to Oregon and see the locker room (with XBox, satellite TV and more in each locker), see the facilities, etc. And then they say, ‘Here, all of this stuff is yours. Three different helmets, shoe colors, bunch of different jerseys …’ I’d sign up right there. That’s awesome.

    The designs themselves don’t matter that much, it’s just the fact that it’s edgy (or over the edge) and nobody else has it.

  • Kris | September 11, 2006 at 10:59 am |

    In regards to logo creep remover, we used to do something similar to our hockey helmets on my youth team. Our team had stickers that would go on the helmet in place of the manufacturer’s logo on the front and sides for the helmet. To get rid of the logos, our parents would use nail polish remover. I have tried this on other things and have found it quite uesful.

  • Paul Lukas | September 11, 2006 at 11:12 am |

    [quote comment=”8282″]In response to that second Oregon photo, the NCAA needs a new rule. You can’t wear a knee brace if you don’t wear high socks.[/quote]

    Y-E-S! This has been a peeve of mine for a while now. The exposed braces really look like shit.

  • Riff | September 11, 2006 at 11:12 am |

    Paul we really need to create a sister site called ShoeWatch. I saw quite a few interesting things going on in the Manning game. And I’m sure some of my fellow shoe heads and I could easily fill a daily blog up with comments.

    -First off, as Mike from Queens mentioned in post 101 yesterday, Antonio Pierce and Chad Morton were wearing uniqe shoes, but they were likely not personalized. They both appear to be the mass-produced versions by Nike. Pierce was wearing the Nike Air Zoom Super Bad (though the black cleat plate on Pierce’s contrast with the production’s silver) while Morton wore a pair of the Nike Vapor Jet TD. I think Tiki Barber helped initiate the trend of black cleats with the red trim. It looks like it’s blown up. In fact there was another black and red occurence.

    -Speaking of the Nike Vapor Jet TD, many Colts in the Manning game were wearing the white and blue version under black spats. Those that participated were Dominic Rhodes, Bob Sanders (21), Marlin Jackson and Cato June. As you may have noticed in the June and Sanders pictures, Jeremy Shockey joined the white-shoe-black-spats club. But he wore Nike’s Air Zoom Apocalypse IV. The Giants’ Gibril Wilson was also wearing light shoes ( Under Armours ) under black spats, but I couldn’t get a good photo. Though this might be him off to the far left in this photo.

    -Plaxico was wearing shiny personalized version of the Air Zoom Super Bad.

    -What undershirt was Vinatieri wearing?

    -Vick’s new kick’s look pretty sweet.

  • Dan | September 11, 2006 at 11:17 am |

    I know this has been discussed before, but the Colts truncated shoulder stripes look terrible. They should go all the way around the shoulder

  • Riff | September 11, 2006 at 11:17 am |

    Sorry, you might have to work for some of those Getty links in the last post. Just hit enter in the address field.

  • Forrest | September 11, 2006 at 11:33 am |

    An interesting development up at Northern Colorado; apparently in addition to the New Balance uniforms, they wore blue pants for the first time ever (instead of gold) against Portland State on saturday. However, apparently no one took a picture of the phoenomenon. Anyone?

  • Richard | September 11, 2006 at 11:34 am |

    [quote comment=”8285″][quote comment=”8282″]In response to that second Oregon photo, the NCAA needs a new rule. You can’t wear a knee brace if you don’t wear high socks.[/quote]

    Y-E-S! This has been a peeve of mine for a while now. The exposed braces really look like shit.[/quote]

    I think all players who wear braces need to have them covered with their socks, or put them completely under their pants if they fit. Too many linemen have these huge black braces covering their uniforms and it’s not right. If you wear a brace, get bigger pants to cover it or wear higher socks. We’re with you Paul.

  • Kenny | September 11, 2006 at 11:39 am |

    Looking through the picture of Sunday’s domination of the Bears over the Packers and came across this…Bernard Berrian’s socks…what’s going on with the four sets of stripes?

  • smcs | September 11, 2006 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”8291″]Looking through the picture of Sunday’s domination of the Bears over the Packers and came across this…Bernard Berrian’s socks…what’s going on with the four sets of stripes?[/quote]

    Also, notice how Grossman’s socks are coming dangerously low to the bottom of his cleats.

  • Teebz | September 11, 2006 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”8290″]
    I think all players who wear braces need to have them covered with their socks, or put them completely under their pants if they fit. Too many linemen have these huge black braces covering their uniforms and it’s not right. If you wear a brace, get bigger pants to cover it or wear higher socks. We’re with you Paul.[/quote]

    In CFL news, Kevin Glenn of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers wore a brace yesterday on his injured knee. I couldn’t find any pictures or screenshots, but Glen Suitor talked about it yesterday during the broadcast. The key? His gold pants and white knee-highs were completely visible as the brace was underneath both.

  • john | September 11, 2006 at 11:48 am |

    The Ole Miss away jerseys look great. That is the same one (minus the o.m. script on front) we had been wearing for about 65 years, before our current AD and Nike started tinkering. Finally, they recognize that the originals are perfection. Next is a gray face mask and two strips back on our pants, vice three. Hotty Toddy!

  • Marc | September 11, 2006 at 11:50 am |

    The reason that the White Sox wear the green uniforms and such is that they then use the uniforms for a charity auction. In a metro area with as many Irish as we have here, it makes perfect sense and the people like it, myself included.

  • Brooks Reuter | September 11, 2006 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”8292″][quote comment=”8291″]Looking through the picture of Sunday’s domination of the Bears over the Packers and came across this…Bernard Berrian’s socks…what’s going on with the four sets of stripes?[/quote]

    Also, notice how Grossman’s socks are coming dangerously low to the bottom of his cleats.[/quote]

    Those aren’t Grossman’s socks, it appears he has his cleats spatted in half black and half white to make them look more like the original spats from the 19th century. I think it looks pretty good.

  • Ron | September 11, 2006 at 11:56 am |

    [quote]You can’t polish a turd.[/quote]

    No, but you can swap one turd out for a better turd. One with more consistency, less peanut chunks, even coloration, no blood, etc. Those new Oregon unis are hot shit compared to the older terrible unis, which are more like frothy diarrhea.

  • Riff | September 11, 2006 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”8292″][quote comment=”8291″]Looking through the picture of Sunday’s domination of the Bears over the Packers and came across this…Bernard Berrian’s socks…what’s going on with the four sets of stripes?[/quote]

    Also, notice how Grossman’s socks are coming dangerously low to the bottom of his cleats.[/quote]

    Berrian is wearing two pairs of socks. Because he wears his pants so short (more like biker shorts), he covers his knees with a second pair of socks since one doesn’t go that high. As for Grossman, he just loops tape around his ankle and down to his heel to acheive that look. I think he’s been doing it since he’s been in the NFL. I think it looks really good.

  • Riff | September 11, 2006 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”8301″][quote]You can’t polish a turd.[/quote]

    No, but you can swap one turd out for a better turd. One with more consistency, less peanut chunks, even coloration, no blood, etc. Those new Oregon unis are hot shit compared to the older terrible unis, which are more like frothy diarrhea.[/quote]

    You can’t be serious, Ron. At least the last unis looked like football unis. They just wore some gaudy combinations on more than one occasion. The new ones look like a poorly painted truck bed.

  • GrafZeppelin | September 11, 2006 at 12:05 pm |

    Nice to see the Jets in white-on-white Super Bowl III combo. One can always hold out hope that the new regime will avoid/retire/incinerate the green pants.

  • Ian K | September 11, 2006 at 12:15 pm |

    I noticed a trend among coaches’ headsets this weekend. First it was just Motorola that branded the headsets. Then Cingular started doing it too with their obnoxiously orange logo. And Charlie Weis wears a headset with a Sirius logo? Are the standards for this for-rent ad spot now any sort of company that deals in electronics, wireless, or radio? I wonder if Charlie Weis is listening to his coordinators or satellite radio during games.

  • Richard | September 11, 2006 at 12:26 pm |

    From the New Orleans Times-Picayune re:Reggie’s cleats:

    “Reggie Bush was wearing his signature gold adidas shoes for all the world to see Sunday, but he won’t be fined this time. The apparel company agreed to a deal with the NFL last week to allow players to wear adidas shoes and gloves this year.”

    Guess he can go with the gold stripes this season.

  • Joe | September 11, 2006 at 12:48 pm |

    regarding those knee braces, most players dont wear then under their pants/socks, because in the case of the heavy duty ones, the fabric tends to get snaged in the joints. There are guards on the inside that prevent this, but the outside is not covered. Tey want to avoid mid game failure in their equipment.

  • Kenny | September 11, 2006 at 12:48 pm |

    I agree with the Grossman look…he’s been doing it for awhile now…Doesn’t look like he did it at Florida though:

    @ Florida
    Again

    No spat

  • Robert | September 11, 2006 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”8302″][quote comment=”8292″][quote comment=”8291″]Looking through the picture of Sunday’s domination of the Bears over the Packers and came across this…Bernard Berrian’s socks…what’s going on with the four sets of stripes?[/quote]
    [/quote]

    Berrian is wearing two pairs of socks. Because he wears his pants so short (more like biker shorts), he covers his knees with a second pair of socks since one doesn’t go that high. [/quote]

    You stole my thunder. With the NFL being so anal about a multitude of uniform issues, why can’t the league compel wide receivers to wear football pants instead of bikers shorts?

    I am sure that a lot of us remember the late 1980s when some men would wear bikers shorts (at times other than during bike rides) as a fashion statement. The horror . . . the horror . . . .

  • Andrew F | September 11, 2006 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”8283″]I’d be willing to bet some of the players at Oregon are there FOR the uniforms. Think about it — you’re an 18-year-old kid who has the choice of Washington State, Oregon and say … Arizona. You go to Oregon and see the locker room (with XBox, satellite TV and more in each locker), see the facilities, etc. And then they say, ‘Here, all of this stuff is yours. Three different helmets, shoe colors, bunch of different jerseys …’ I’d sign up right there. That’s awesome.

    The designs themselves don’t matter that much, it’s just the fact that it’s edgy (or over the edge) and nobody else has it.[/quote]

    Well, that and this http://www.nationalc...

  • Andrew F | September 11, 2006 at 1:08 pm |

    yeah, just copy the link and paste it into your address line… and while you’re at it, do this one too http://www.nationalc...

  • Kenny | September 11, 2006 at 1:10 pm |

    Anyone catch this yet?

    Chad Johnson mohawk Tee

    or this?
    Mohawk

  • Steve Prudente | September 11, 2006 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”8304″]Nice to see the Jets in white-on-white Super Bowl III combo. One can always hold out hope that the new regime will avoid/retire/incinerate the green pants.[/quote]

    Am I the only person who doesn’t like white on white? To me, it’s just like a color on color combo. Football isn’t baseball…I think it looks better when the pants contrast with the jersey. But that could just be me.

  • Nastykjn | September 11, 2006 at 1:33 pm |

    I noticed a trend throughout the league on Sunday. A few receivers are tucking their sleeves up and under the top layer of padding on their shoulder pads leaving the deltoid pad exposed. And it always seemed to be the right-side sleeve that they did it on. The first name off the top of my head is Jeremy Shockey but I saw at least 2 or 3 other do it as well.

  • Y&G Express | September 11, 2006 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”8274″]With all the tacky things going on at Oregon, it is funny to pick on the untucked jerseys.

    Don’t feel sorry for the players, they know what they are getting into when they sign up. Any football player with uni-sense would not play at Oregon. I would find a different school that is not going to make me look like an ass every week.[/quote]
    Well actually the players had input on the new uniform design and the combos they wear each week. As a player, i would be stoked about that!

  • Mike L | September 11, 2006 at 1:48 pm |

    While watching my beloved Browns stink agains the Saints, I was surprised to see this commemorate football used during the game. Is this a commmon practice for the NFL to use commemorative logos on the footballs for regular season games?

    Speaking of the Browns 60th Anniversary patch, I really feel it should have a large ’57’ on it. Sure they are celebrating the 60th anniversary of joining the NFl, but even the official site says ” Celebrate 60 years of history…” There was no celebrating those dark and barren 3 yrs when the team left. Not that there has been much to celebrate since either.

  • Matt | September 11, 2006 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”8308″]From the New Orleans Times-Picayune re:Reggie’s cleats:

    “Reggie Bush was wearing his signature gold adidas shoes for all the world to see Sunday, but he won’t be fined this time. The apparel company agreed to a deal with the NFL last week to allow players to wear adidas shoes and gloves this year.”

    you knew this was going to happen since Reebok & adidas are the same company…
    Guess he can go with the gold stripes this season.[/quote]

  • Ken S. | September 11, 2006 at 1:56 pm |

    Not only did the Lions look absolutely revolting in their home black unis, but the scene was made even worse by lining up against the Seahawks, resulting in one of the more nauseating NFL uni matchups of all time.

  • Paul Lukas | September 11, 2006 at 1:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”8326″]While watching my beloved Browns stink agains the Saints, I was surprised to see this commemorate football used during the game. Is this a commmon practice for the NFL to use commemorative logos on the footballs for regular season games?[/quote]

    It’s not common, but it’s also not unheard of. There was a special ball used in Arizona yesterday too, to commemorate the opening of the stadium. Both of these were just one-game deals — they’ll use regular league balls for the rest of the season.

  • Dane | September 11, 2006 at 2:06 pm |

    I was reading recaps of this weekend’s horrific performance by my Arizona Wildcats at Death Valley in Baton Rouge. I found this blurb about a stunt LSU did in the 50’s. Don’t know if it’s been covered before, but it was new to me.

    LSU

    Scroll down to the sixth question in the column, or read below:

    Dear Mr. Football: What is LSU football most known for: its 1958 and 2003 national championships, Billy Cannon’s Heisman Trophy or quarterbacks Y.A. Tittle or Bert Jones?

    A. True college football historians are still shaking their heads at LSU’s 1952 attempt to change the game’s numbering system. That was the year LSU coach Gus Tinsley outfitted his players in a code system. Receivers wore jerseys R-1 through R-9. Tackles wore jersey numbers T-1 through T-9. Fullbacks wore F-1, F-2 and so on.
    Tinsley’s system was an attempt to more readily recognize his players, and for his quarterbacks (Q-1 and Q-2) to easily identify an eligible receiver. The NCAA later prohibited letters on football jerseys.

    Not that today’s system is any less confusing. According to LSU’s media guide, the Tigers have two players wearing jersey Nos. 1, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 24, 26, 27, 38, 41, 42, 47, 48, 72, 84, 88 and 89. One on offense, one on defense per number. Progress.

  • Minna H. | September 11, 2006 at 2:19 pm |

    I like the black-on-black combo. Will someone please explain to me in non-inflammatory language why this is a bad thing?

    Go Vikes, though I will be rooting with my eyes half-closed as I do not want to burn out my retinas.

  • Steven | September 11, 2006 at 2:22 pm |

    OT: you guys see where Mack Brown is blaming the new clock rules for Texas’ loss to Ohio State. STOP CRYING YOU LOST BY 17 Not 7!

  • Paul Lukas | September 11, 2006 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”8332″]I like the black-on-black combo. Will someone please explain to me in non-inflammatory language why this is a bad thing?[/quote]

    Looks fine in the Arena League and CFL. Looks almost fine in NCAA. Doesn’t belong in the NFL, because it just doesn’t. End of story.

  • Tom O'Grady | September 11, 2006 at 2:29 pm |

    Jesus Christ-fFigures a White Sox fan would embrace a “Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day Green Jersey promotion on September 8th? Dumbshit Sox fan. And you call yourself Irish…March 17th… to Septemer 17th… that’s half way…

    Being as cutting edge as they are….hahaha…do you think Nike is experimenting with an invisible ink that darkens as the players sweats? Or did they specs the wrong tackle twill or is their uniform outfitter just plain confused???

    http://www.goducks.c...

    T.

    [Easy, Tom. No need for insults.    – webmaster ed]

  • Ron | September 11, 2006 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”8303″]
    You can’t be serious, Ron. At least the last unis looked like football unis. They just wore some gaudy combinations on more than one occasion. The new ones look like a poorly painted truck bed.[/quote]

    No, no, I like that uniform. I was comparing the white shirt/green pants combo versus the radioactive yellow and the green and black looks Oregon has sported in the past. If I had to go with a look, it’d be the one you linked as a positive example of their unis.

  • Minna H. | September 11, 2006 at 2:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”8334″]

    Looks fine in the Arena League and CFL. Looks almost fine in NCAA. Doesn’t belong in the NFL, because it just doesn’t. End of story.[/quote]

    I guess we will have to agree to disagree, Paul. I would actually buy a black jersey. Am I kicked out of Uni-ville for good, and does this mean Uni Watch will never come to MN? I’ll take you to a Vikes’ game so you can see those awesome unis in full, techni-color!

  • Kenny | September 11, 2006 at 2:41 pm |

    Chi Sox don’t play at home on Sept. 17…in fact they are on the road all this week

  • Wooster Oh | September 11, 2006 at 2:52 pm |

    Minna H, this is for you:
    Black done right

  • Mr. Met | September 11, 2006 at 2:53 pm |

    How long before some team busts out a “Halfway to Cinco De Mayo” Day……?

  • Joe | September 11, 2006 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”8337″]
    I guess we will have to agree to disagree, Paul. I would actually buy a black jersey. Am I kicked out of Uni-ville for good, and does this mean Uni Watch will never come to MN? I’ll take you to a Vikes’ game so you can see those awesome unis in full, techni-color![/quote]

    I have to agree, black can work, it all depends on you accent color. My senior year of HS, we opted to get black/carolina alternate lacrosse unis, and they looked slick.

  • Nastykjn | September 11, 2006 at 3:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”8342″]How long before some team busts out a “Halfway to Cinco De Mayo” Day……?[/quote]

    You know it’d be the White Sox and this could be their Uni

    Even that would be better than those shorts…..

  • Mr. Met | September 11, 2006 at 3:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”8347″]You know it’d be the White Sox and this could be their Uni

    Even that would be better than those shorts…..[/quote]
    Yeah, but would Jim Thome wear stirrups with that uni……?

  • Richard | September 11, 2006 at 3:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”8348″][quote comment=”8347″]You know it’d be the White Sox and this could be their Uni

    Even that would be better than those shorts…..[/quote]
    Yeah, but would Jim Thome wear stirrups with that uni……?[/quote]

    He could wear high socks…with a print on them of course…

  • a arauz | September 11, 2006 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”8342″]How long before some team busts out a “Halfway to Cinco De Mayo” Day……?[/quote]
    I think this already done by the Jalisco chili peppers of the Mexican Western League.

  • MetsfanAZ | September 11, 2006 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”8323″]I noticed a trend throughout the league on Sunday. A few receivers are tucking their sleeves up and under the top layer of padding on their shoulder pads leaving the deltoid pad exposed. And it always seemed to be the right-side sleeve that they did it on. The first name off the top of my head is Jeremy Shockey but I saw at least 2 or 3 other do it as well.[/quote]
    I noticed something else about Shockey. What was the white strip at the top of his pants? It looked like a mismatched waistband or the top pf his pants was rolled over. Also, classy move to give the ball to the military guys behind the end zone.

  • Matthew | September 11, 2006 at 3:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”8310″]regarding those knee braces, most players dont wear then under their pants/socks, because in the case of the heavy duty ones, the fabric tends to get snaged in the joints. There are guards on the inside that prevent this, but the outside is not covered. Tey want to avoid mid game failure in their equipment.[/quote]

    I always figured it had something to do with that. The exposed braces though have never really bothered me. I remember from two seasons ago when the QB for Washington State wore in a game a huge brace under his uniform and wore socks over it. But you could still see it just as easily. So I fail to see what difference it makes.

    At any rate, with atrocities out there such as Oregon, etc. I think there are more important uniform related problems out there.

  • Tom | September 11, 2006 at 3:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”8335″]Jesus Christ-fFigures a White Sox fan would embrace a “Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day Green Jersey promotion on September 8th? Dumbshit Sox fan. And you call yourself Irish…March 17th… to Septemer 17th… that’s half way…

    [/quote]

    Yeah, I thought maybe that Sept. 8th was mathematically the half-way point to the next March 17th (counting strictly number of days), but nope, Sept. 17 is still much more accurate.

  • Brian A | September 11, 2006 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”8310″]regarding those knee braces, most players dont wear then under their pants/socks, because in the case of the heavy duty ones, the fabric tends to get snaged in the joints. There are guards on the inside that prevent this, but the outside is not covered. Tey want to avoid mid game failure in their equipment.[/quote]

    Thank You, exactly what I was going to say. I tore my ACL and have to wear one of these. If you have never had the pleasure of wearing one of these, let me tell you… they are HUGE. Each one is custom fitted to each person, so I can just imagine how big some of these braces actually are. In many cases, schools give these to their linemen to prevent injury, which is why you see almost all linemen at big schools wearing them on both knees. But back to the point, yes, equipment failure is a big reason why they do not have socks pulled over them.

  • redhotfro | September 11, 2006 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”8287″]I know this has been discussed before, but the Colts truncated shoulder stripes look terrible. They should go all the way around the shoulder[/quote]

    This pic is at least three years old. The Colts have had grey facemasks since the 2004 season.

  • James | September 11, 2006 at 4:33 pm |

    That alternate T-Shirt made me laugh out loud.

    And I definitely agree about Oregon’s nameplates. As a spotter, it’s always a plus to have names on the back of the unis, but when you can’t even see them (let alone them being an eyesore), it completely defeats the purpose.

  • Nastykjn | September 11, 2006 at 4:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”8350″][quote comment=”8342″]How long before some team busts out a “Halfway to Cinco De Mayo” Day……?[/quote]
    I think this already done by the Jalisco chili peppers of the Mexican Western League.[/quote]

    I guess it’s not that far-fetched if we can get Milwaukee to pony up for September 17th.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | September 11, 2006 at 5:15 pm |

    did anyone happen to snag a screen grab of the knee brace carson palmer wore yesterday? they showed it in pregame, and it came complete with the black and orange bengal striping on it…

  • Jeff | September 11, 2006 at 5:17 pm |

    Not to be an obnoxious stickler, but I can’t pass up the opportunity:)

    You’ll never see a half-way to Cinco De Mayo Day, because baseball is in the swing of things ON Cinco De Mayo

  • Shane | September 11, 2006 at 5:17 pm |

    Haha, looks like ol Jim’s turning into the Incredible Hulk.

  • Steve | September 11, 2006 at 5:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”8328″]Not only did the Lions look absolutely revolting in their home black unis, but the scene was made even worse by lining up against the Seahawks, resulting in one of the more nauseating NFL uni matchups of all time.[/quote]

    Nothing looks worse than a Jets vs Dolphins game.

  • JT | September 11, 2006 at 5:34 pm |

    On the coach headsets, Motorola has exclusive rights to the NFL coach headsets (part of being an exclusive communication partner with the NFL, I think). I worked for Motorola at the time, and we often wondered how they managed to put so many logos on the headsets. My personal favorite theory was that they took some headsets and logo stickers to the on-site daycare, and told the kids to do their best.

    As for other brands on headsets, college teams each seem to get their own deals for the headset logo rights.

  • Teebz | September 11, 2006 at 5:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”8334″][quote comment=”8332″]I like the black-on-black combo. Will someone please explain to me in non-inflammatory language why this is a bad thing?[/quote]

    Looks fine in the Arena League and CFL. Looks almost fine in NCAA. Doesn’t belong in the NFL, because it just doesn’t. End of story.[/quote]

    It doesn’t belong in the CFL either. With the CFL’s rich tradition, the black-on-black is clearly just an attempt at more merchandising money. The team looks foolish. The Saskatchewan Roughriders are green-and-white… not black-on-black with grim trim.

    This would almost be like the Yankees going to a black jersey or the BoSox going to a black jersey. It should never be done in respect to tradition and your team’s colors. Teams always use two colors, and black should never be the primary.

  • Nastykjn | September 11, 2006 at 5:38 pm |

    Good to see DJ Gallo bust down the NFL Ref Shirts while giving props to Ed Hochuli. Good to know that I’m not the only one who thinks those biceps are a freak of nature. See comment #3

  • Ted | September 11, 2006 at 6:27 pm |

    I actually have an NFL comment that I’m not sure anyone has remarked on yet. Both last year and this weekend, Burger King has run their commercials with the King, in his royal regalia, playing in NFL games. How can this individual be allowed to dress in such a way on an NFL field? And how can the league allow these commercials to continue when they will fine any player for the slightest infraction? I mean, aside from the fact that the King is just plain creepy, he should not be allowed on any NFL field.

  • Moose | September 11, 2006 at 6:39 pm |

    Longtime reader, first time poster.
    I must say after watching Rutgers play on Saturday they have one of the best uni’s I have seen. San Jose St. looks like they are wearing a high school uni. Oregon would look better if they lost the diamond plating.

  • Tom O'Grady | September 11, 2006 at 6:56 pm |

    THE DUKE RETURNS…

    NFL RENAMES OFFICIAL WILSON GAME BALL
    IN HONOR OF WELLINGTON MARA

    ORLANDO — March 27, 2006 — NFL clubs today unanimously endorsed a recommendation to return the name of the official game ball to “The Duke” in honor of the late New York Giants owner WELLINGTON MARA, one of the most beloved and respected figures in professional sports history. Mara died last October.

    Mara, who spent 81 years with the New York Giants and made numerous contributions to the NFL, was named Wellington by his father after the Duke of Wellington. He was given the nickname “The Duke” as a youngster by Giants players.

    The NFL game ball was known as “The Duke” from 1941-6.

    http://www.giants.co...

    That’s a great tribute to a great owner.

    T.

  • Matt G | September 11, 2006 at 7:15 pm |

    This is Black on Black done right…

    GO Cards…

  • john-nicholas | September 11, 2006 at 7:16 pm |

    I expect Ole Miss will also wear an alternate white jersey in navy blue trim along with the white jersey in red trim, just as they used to alternate a home navy and a home red jersey (both in white trim).

  • Daniel | September 11, 2006 at 7:20 pm |

    Interesting anecdote, in a four game series with the Dodgers, the Mets wore four different caps:
    In the first game, they wore their now-standard black caps with a blue brim, the second game they wore black jerseys and all-black caps, the third game they wore the classic blue caps, and in the fourth game they wore the FDNY/NYPD/etc. caps. Out of hand. I mean, I like the first responder caps and all, but I have all Mets caps other than the blue ones.

  • Riff | September 11, 2006 at 8:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”8323″]I noticed a trend throughout the league on Sunday. A few receivers are tucking their sleeves up and under the top layer of padding on their shoulder pads leaving the deltoid pad exposed. And it always seemed to be the right-side sleeve that they did it on. The first name off the top of my head is Jeremy Shockey but I saw at least 2 or 3 other do it as well.[/quote]

    I’m absolutely positive that it’s a result of a tackle that alters the position of the jersey cuffs, like the collar getting stuck around the shoulder flaps. Though it is popular for many players, at least in high school, to wear the sleeves above those flaps as a fashionable look, Kinda like a sleeveless shirt.

    [quote comment=”8351″][quote comment=”8323″]I noticed a trend throughout the league on Sunday. A few receivers are tucking their sleeves up and under the top layer of padding on their shoulder pads leaving the deltoid pad exposed. And it always seemed to be the right-side sleeve that they did it on. The first name off the top of my head is Jeremy Shockey but I saw at least 2 or 3 other do it as well.[/quote]
    I noticed something else about Shockey. What was the white strip at the top of his pants? It looked like a mismatched waistband or the top pf his pants was rolled over. Also, classy move to give the ball to the military guys behind the end zone.[/quote]

    It looks like all he did was fold it over at the waistband.

  • Eric | September 11, 2006 at 8:06 pm |

    I think black-on-black only works works with red and white trim. I’m thinking of the Marshall Faulk era San Diego State uniforms, back when their helmets had only one tone. I mean really, Oregon hasn’t even experimented with the two-tone helmets have they?

    On another note, why did the NCAA not force the San Diego State Aztecs not forced to change their ethnic group nickname?

  • Wayne | September 11, 2006 at 8:11 pm |

    Wow, I didn’t know MNF is now Entertainment Tonight Football. Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise are getting way too much time on the tube for a football game. Having celebs come into the studio is really annoying. I really don’t like ESPN’s broadcasting of MNF.

  • Jeff E. | September 11, 2006 at 8:13 pm |

    I got a good laugh out of the Uniwatch alternate jersey, but I think the collar is much too plain. It needs to have a colored collar (I think teal would work really well) that only goes 3/4 of the way around, ala the new Vikings jersey, and then cuts straight across instead of finishing the loop. You could even put the swoop in the middle of the collar to let everyone know you’re wearing a Nike product.

  • Raul | September 11, 2006 at 8:30 pm |

    I hope the Vikings go 0-16, then burn their unis at the end of the season in protest. Then in 20 years when they wear them again as throwbacks we will all have a good laugh.

  • Chris Doran | September 11, 2006 at 8:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”8378″]I think black-on-black only works works with red and white trim. quote]

    I can think of another color that black on black works with.

    And yes they did it for purely merchandising reason, but it also looks aesthetically better than this. Although I wouldn’t tell him…

  • Jeremy Brahm | September 11, 2006 at 8:44 pm |

    http://www.goviks.co...

    Here is a picture of the North Colorado uniform in the back.

  • Steven | September 11, 2006 at 8:56 pm |

    The Redskins wore white cleats during the preseason but tonight they are wearing black cleats against the Vikings.

  • Chris Doran | September 11, 2006 at 8:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”8382″][quote comment=”8378″]I think black-on-black only works works with red and white trim. quote]

    I can think of another color that black on black works with.

    And yes they did it for purely merchandising reason, but it also looks aesthetically better than this. Although I wouldn’t tell him…[/quote]
    This should be the first link, and this should be the second.

  • BCrisp | September 11, 2006 at 9:01 pm |

    Many players are missing American Flags on their caps in the Astros Cardinals game. Some have fallen off and some were never there.

  • thnom | September 11, 2006 at 9:24 pm |

    Ya know, its hardly mentioned but Dallas’ “away” shirts are ABSOLUTLY FUCKING HORRIBLE. They have to be the worst shirts in the league. They look tacky, they look awful they look everything. Make wonder they wear white..

  • concealed78 | September 11, 2006 at 9:31 pm |

    I’m surprised in you, Paul. The White Sox sport the ugly and redundant colors of black and silver. The kelly green has relevance: the South Side of Chicago has a heavy history of Irish descent in the area. Plus I think it looks great and isn’t dreary like forest green & actually would prefer a permanent switch to the color.

    And why is everyone so god damn fixated on the Chiefs red pants?? All-white looks clean.

    And it was great to see Brett Favre eat dirt and throw interception after interception! Hang it up, old man!

  • Tom O'Grady | September 11, 2006 at 9:56 pm |

    [quote]I’m surprised in you, Paul. The White Sox sport the ugly and redundant colors of black and silver. The kelly green has relevance: the South Side of Chicago has a heavy history of Irish descent in the area. Plus I think it looks great and isn’t dreary like forest green & actually would prefer a permanent switch to the color.[/quote]

    Huh? A over-gimmicky idea at a terrible time. The Power of the White Sox Nation… 12 strong.

    T.

    [Tom, seriously. Give it a rest. If you want to voice your displeasure with the uniforms, fine. Insulting an entire fan base is a little much, though.                      -webmaster ed]

  • Tom O'Grady | September 11, 2006 at 10:11 pm |

    As I watch the Monday Night Football game 1 Vikings vs. Redskins I am beginning to notice that the Vikings numbers have a rounded edge to all their numbers which looks like a mistake.

    http://vikingmerchan...

    After further review the number outline sucks.

    Paul- Looks like another example of why teams really change their uniforms. Ring those registers all season long…

    2006 Vikings Authentic Home Special Order Player Jersey.

    PLEASE NOTE: Due to the extreme demand of the new 2006 Authentic Jerseys, current supply has been depleted. Manufacturers are working diligently to meet production demands and we will make every effort possible to deliver these jerseys within the usual 8-11 week time frame. However please realize that we are dependent on manufacturers production and delivery could be delayed as long as 12-16 weeks. We appreciate your patience and ask that you order now to guarantee the earliest possible delivery date.

    I’m very happy to see the Hollywood Redskins lose their opener.

    T.

  • Steve Prudente | September 11, 2006 at 10:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”8368″]I actually have an NFL comment that I’m not sure anyone has remarked on yet. Both last year and this weekend, Burger King has run their commercials with the King, in his royal regalia, playing in NFL games. How can this individual be allowed to dress in such a way on an NFL field? And how can the league allow these commercials to continue when they will fine any player for the slightest infraction? I mean, aside from the fact that the King is just plain creepy, he should not be allowed on any NFL field.[/quote]

    First off, it’s a commercial…the King doesn’t actually play on an NFL field. He is imposed via a Photoshop-esque program.

    Second, it’s a joke, meant to make you laugh and say “Wait, did a dude in a king suit just intercept that pass?”

    Third, the league will allow this because they’re making money off of it. He won’t be fined because it’s not REAL.

    And finally, the King is not creepy. Those commercials are hysterically funny. There’s a reason no one chose to comment on this “issue” before, because there’s nothing to comment on. The commercials are funny, the king is great, end of story.

  • Tom O'Grady | September 11, 2006 at 10:24 pm |

    Ah, you got to love when an overly egotistical owner spends zillions and gets wide right… Hail to the Burgundyskins… Who aid there is no team in LA?

    Tom, seriously. Give it a rest. If you want to voice your displeasure with the uniforms, fine. Insulting an entire fan base is a little much, though. -webmaster ed]

    Shhhhhhhhhhh. Their 12 fans will get over it.
    T.

  • Ondy | September 11, 2006 at 10:24 pm |

    Oh brother, what’s up with Jaworski’s glasses? Didn’t know he was such a fashion plate.

  • Tom O'Grady | September 11, 2006 at 10:35 pm |

    Ah, you got to love when an overly egotistical owner spends zillions and gets wide right… Hail to the Burgundyskins… Who aid there is no team in LA?

    T.

  • John Ekdahl | September 11, 2006 at 10:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”8395″]Shhhhhhhhhhh. Their 12 fans will get over it.
    T.[/quote]

    Is it really so much to ask to have polite discussions in the comment section? I honestly don’t understand why your opinions have to become so venomous…

  • Tom O'Grady | September 11, 2006 at 10:36 pm |

    Double post fopa… my bad,

  • Mr. Met | September 11, 2006 at 10:43 pm |

    Looks like the Chargers will again be eschewing the striped socks this year in favor of the leotard look. *Sigh*

    Also, did anyone catch the new “This is Sportscenter” commercial with Ladainian Tomlinson? LT’s wearing the powder blues. Now THAT’S a uniform.

  • Mr. Met | September 11, 2006 at 10:45 pm |

    So with the Redskins going with black cleats (presumably) for the year, we now have 18 teams using black cleats? Now that’s progress……

  • Minna H. | September 11, 2006 at 10:58 pm |

    Wooster Oh, Joe, Matt G., Eric, Chris Doran–thanks, guys, for having my back and for the great examples of black-on-black combos. I’m sure Paul will point out that none of them are in the NFL, however.

    I would rather root for this Black Lion than this Purple Nausea. Wouldn’t you?

    I’m glad the Vikings won, though, and I agree with Wayne from #80–keep the actors away from the mikes and the cameras!

  • Sammy | September 11, 2006 at 11:05 pm |

    When the Lions’ black alternates were announced last year, I was first excited about an alternate uniform (the Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons and Wolverines had never had alternates), but then disappointed by the move. I mean, would This guy want to wear this?

    Some teams, such as the Panthers, Steelers, and others, make it look good. But they pretty much all have white letters and numbers, not ugly blue numbers.

    The throwbacks are much better for the tradition of Thanksgiving.

    One more thing: It looks as though “the Uniform Guru” is trying to show you up, Paul. And get this: purple is his favorite color!

    His rundown of the NFL teams are a bit old, but interesting

  • Not so Big Al | September 11, 2006 at 11:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”8368″]I actually have an NFL comment that I’m not sure anyone has remarked on yet. Both last year and this weekend, Burger King has run their commercials with the King, in his royal regalia, playing in NFL games. How can this individual be allowed to dress in such a way on an NFL field? And how can the league allow these commercials to continue when they will fine any player for the slightest infraction? I mean, aside from the fact that the King is just plain creepy, he should not be allowed on any NFL field.[/quote]
    Ted….. how many bong hits have you had this evening??? Just asking, mind you.

  • Not so Big Al | September 11, 2006 at 11:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”8389″][quote]I’m surprised in you, Paul. The White Sox sport the ugly and redundant colors of black and silver. The kelly green has relevance: the South Side of Chicago has a heavy history of Irish descent in the area. Plus I think it looks great and isn’t dreary like forest green & actually would prefer a permanent switch to the color.[/quote]

    Yeah tom,
    Stop picking on white sox fans… have a go at yankee fans instead. :)

    Huh? A over-gimmicky idea at a terrible time. The Power of the White Sox Nation… 12 strong.

    T.

    [Tom, seriously. Give it a rest. If you want to voice your displeasure with the uniforms, fine. Insulting an entire fan base is a little much, though.                      -webmaster ed][/quote]

  • Tom O'Grady | September 11, 2006 at 11:31 pm |

    [quote]Is it really so much to ask to have polite discussions in the comment section? I honestly don’t understand why your opinions have to become so venomous…[/quote]

    I am sorry. I really love all White Sox fans.

    Jane, Petey, Janice, Rog, Paul, Sara, Mary Ann, Joe from Burbank, Wendy, Johnnie from Stickney, Jose, Linda…my apologies to all 12 of you actual Chi Sox fans.

    T.

  • Tom O'Grady | September 11, 2006 at 11:38 pm |

    So with the Redskins going with black cleats (presumably) for the year, we now have 18 teams using black cleats? Now that’s progress……

    And with tonight’s crushing defeat at the hands of the Minnesota Vikings Purple People Eaters..will we finally see an end to the Redskins hideous white on white on white on white jerseys that the Dan had been pushing since becoming superstitious last season? Enough of the boring look.

    T.

  • John Ekdahl | September 11, 2006 at 11:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”8408″][quote]Is it really so much to ask to have polite discussions in the comment section? I honestly don’t understand why your opinions have to become so venomous…[/quote]

    I am sorry. I really love all White Sox fans.

    Jane, Petey, Janice, Rog, Paul, Sara, Mary Ann, Joe from Burbank, Wendy, Johnnie from Stickney, Jose, Linda…my apologies to all 12 of you actual Chi Sox fans.

    T.[/quote]
    Apparently, it is.

  • The Mole Man | September 11, 2006 at 11:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”8334″][quote comment=”8332″]I like the black-on-black combo. Will someone please explain to me in non-inflammatory language why this is a bad thing?[/quote]

    Looks fine in the Arena League and CFL. Looks almost fine in NCAA. Doesn’t belong in the NFL, because it just doesn’t. End of story.[/quote]

    Paul,

    Again, you hit the nail on the head…black on black has no place in the NFL..now, if the league would only do something about the ridiculous amount of hair that many players now have hanging out of their helmets…I thought they were worried about image…this is a great place to start by imposing a “hair-code”!!!

  • Mr. Met | September 12, 2006 at 12:13 am |

    [quote comment=”8409″]And with tonight’s crushing defeat at the hands of the Minnesota Vikings Purple People Eaters..will we finally see an end to the Redskins hideous white on white on white on white jerseys that the Dan had been pushing since becoming superstitious last season? Enough of the boring look.[/quote]
    How long before they switch from the current white/white and go with an all burgundy uni? *Shudder*

  • Sam | September 12, 2006 at 12:16 am |

    Is it just me or do the Broncos’ helmet stripe, on the back, look a lot thicker this season?

  • Al Gruwell | September 12, 2006 at 12:20 am |

    Noticed something in the Iowa-Syracuse game Saturday (besides the tragic Syracuse unis). Back-up quarterback Justin Manson of Iowa stowed his yellow mouthpiece in his earhole of his helmet between plays. Late in the game, when he was trying not to lose the game, he actually had the mouthpiece in his earhole while taking snaps. Carrier Dome crowd probably had him nervous, but it was funny nonetheless.

  • john | September 12, 2006 at 12:22 am |

    [quote comment=”8374″]I expect Ole Miss will also wear an alternate white jersey in navy blue trim along with the white jersey in red trim, just as they used to alternate a home navy and a home red jersey (both in white trim).[/quote]

    NO. Ole Miss has always just used the white/red for away. We still have a navy and a red jersey for home games.

  • Luke | September 12, 2006 at 12:24 am |

    [quote comment=”8408″][quote]Is it really so much to ask to have polite discussions in the comment section? I honestly don’t understand why your opinions have to become so venomous…[/quote]

    I am sorry. I really love all White Sox fans.

    Jane, Petey, Janice, Rog, Paul, Sara, Mary Ann, Joe from Burbank, Wendy, Johnnie from Stickney, Jose, Linda…my apologies to all 12 of you actual Chi Sox fans.

    T.[/quote]
    I’ll apologize to everyone in advance, I held back as long as I could, but Tom, you are 100% absurd. All you do is try to impress people with your “inside info”, then talk down to everyone with your holier-than-thou attitude. Give it a rest man, no one gives a fuck.

  • Mr. Met | September 12, 2006 at 12:56 am |

    [quote comment=”8411″]..now, if the league would only do something about the ridiculous amount of hair that many players now have hanging out of their helmets…I thought they were worried about image…this is a great place to start by imposing a “hair-code”!!![/quote]
    Lamont Thompson of the Titans has taken it to a whole new level (or low, perhaps?)…… his hair os halfway down his back, easily the longest on the league.

  • Tom's Daddy | September 12, 2006 at 1:00 am |

    My balls… Tom O’Grady’s chin… my balls… Tom O’Grady’s chin…

  • Paul Lukas | September 12, 2006 at 1:20 am |

    TO ALL CONCERNED:

    Shit, man, I go out to the movies and come home to find the whole damn lot of you acting like a bunch of 12-yr-olds. It’s pathetic.

    As usual, I don’t care who started it and I don’t care who’s more to blame than whom — I simply want it to stop. Now. And as usual, please remember the Uni Watch Comments section rule of thumb: If you’re not sure if a comment is appropriate, it probably isn’t.

    If you want to act like 12-yr-olds, please do it on someone else’s site, not mine. The next time this happens, I’ve have John simply shut down the Comments section. For good.

  • Buckeye Mike | September 12, 2006 at 1:50 am |

    [quote comment=”8353″][quote comment=”8335″]Jesus Christ-fFigures a White Sox fan would embrace a “Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day Green Jersey promotion on September 8th? Dumbshit Sox fan. And you call yourself Irish…March 17th… to Septemer 17th… that’s half way…

    [/quote]

    Yeah, I thought maybe that Sept. 8th was mathematically the half-way point to the next March 17th (counting strictly number of days), but nope, Sept. 17 is still much more accurate.[/quote]

    Thanks, u saved me the work of addin them up, i was goin to do it, but im kind of lazy at night

  • Buckeye Mike | September 12, 2006 at 2:02 am |

    [quote comment=”8419″]TO ALL CONCERNED:

    Shit, man, I go out to the movies and come home to find the whole damn lot of you acting like a bunch of 12-yr-olds. It’s pathetic.

    As usual, I don’t care who started it and I don’t care who’s more to blame than whom — I simply want it to stop. Now. And as usual, please remember the Uni Watch Comments section rule of thumb: If you’re not sure if a comment is appropriate, it probably isn’t.

    If you want to act like 12-yr-olds, please do it on someone else’s site, not mine. The next time this happens, I’ve have John simply shut down the Comments section. For good.[/quote]

    Ok, ok, one more thing, Why don’t we all just put on our vikings jerseys, and our Ducks unis and all just get togeather and give everyone a hug? that would settle this down.

    But for real, did the redskins have a wider yellow pant stripe, or was it 2 stipes, or am i just seeing things? saw the highlights on SC, and it seems the yellow is really to wide

  • C.J. Andringa | September 12, 2006 at 2:11 am |

    [quote comment=”8414″]Noticed something in the Iowa-Syracuse game Saturday (besides the tragic Syracuse unis). Back-up quarterback Justin Manson of Iowa stowed his yellow mouthpiece in his earhole of his helmet between plays. Late in the game, when he was trying not to lose the game, he actually had the mouthpiece in his earhole while taking snaps. Carrier Dome crowd probably had him nervous, but it was funny nonetheless.[/quote]

    I’m just surprised nobody has brought up the fact that Iowa’s top two quarterbacks are named Tate and Manson.

    Creepy!

  • Paul Lukas | September 12, 2006 at 2:16 am |

    [quote comment=”8422″]I’m just surprised nobody has brought up the fact that Iowa’s top two quarterbacks are named Tate and Manson.[/quote]

    You just saved the Comments section from extinction!

  • Richard | September 12, 2006 at 8:35 am |

    [quote comment=”8412″][quote comment=”8409″]And with tonight’s crushing defeat at the hands of the Minnesota Vikings Purple People Eaters..will we finally see an end to the Redskins hideous white on white on white on white jerseys that the Dan had been pushing since becoming superstitious last season? Enough of the boring look.[/quote]
    How long before they switch from the current white/white and go with an all burgundy uni? *Shudder*[/quote]

    The skins have gone all burgundy in the past. not sure if I can find a picture of it, but I remember when I was in DC a couple of years ago that they went all monochromatic on us.

  • Jason | September 12, 2006 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”8284″]To get rid of the logos, our parents would use nail polish remover. I have tried this on other things and have found it quite uesful.[/quote]
    Unfortunately, nail polish remover is a terrible thing to put on plastic that is meant to protect you. It’s a solvent and will degrade the plastic of the helmet. It’s the same reason you’re not supposed to spray paint or use generic stickers on them. The stickers and paints used for helmets are created specifically to be used on plastics.

  • a arauz | September 12, 2006 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”8423″][quote comment=”8422″]I’m just surprised nobody has brought up the fact that Iowa’s top two quarterbacks are named Tate and Manson.[/quote]

    You just saved the Comments section from extinction![/quote]

    Can we scour the Hawkeyes’ roster for a LoBianco?

  • Dave | September 12, 2006 at 2:48 pm |

    regarding the Browns alternate “retro” uniform that was mentioned in Paul’s NFL preview column. The NFL store appears to have them in stock.

    http://www.nflshop.c...

    So, no “Browns” nameplate and no “AL” logo on the sleeve. BUT, the numbers appear to remain on the shoulders, which is not retro but was introduced in 1999. Hopefully the stripes will be true stripes and go all the way around the sleeve. To complete the look, it looks like they will have thinner pant stripes. Hopefully they will have stripes on the brown socks as well. Can a retro uniform be retro if it is not true to the past?

    Why can’t teams do what OSU did this year: keep the stripes on tight jerseys and have the numbers over the sleeves and jerseys?

  • john-nicholas | September 14, 2006 at 6:30 am |

    [quote comment=”8415″][quote comment=”8374″]I expect Ole Miss will also wear an alternate white jersey in navy blue trim along with the white jersey in red trim, just as they used to alternate a home navy and a home red jersey (both in white trim).[/quote]

    NO.

    Ole Miss has always just used the white/red for away. We still have a navy and a red jersey for home games.[/quote]

    At one time in the past I recall Ole Miss had two types of road jerseys like I described. For instance at a rainy 1983 Independence Bowl against the Air Force Academy, Ole Miss wore white with red trim in one half of the game, and white with blue trim in the other half.