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Cures for Uncommon Cold

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Cold weather can make people do funny things, and it was plenty damn cold on Friday in Detroit, where the Tigers and A’s bundled up for Game 3 of the ALCS.

Latino players, like Placido Polanco, are usually the ones who have the most trouble with low-temp games (although at least Polanco didn’t go the full-on ski mask route, like Aramis Ramirez did back in April). On Friday, top honors for cold weather resourcefulness went to Venezuelan native Marco Scutaro, who looked like a Sherpa during infield and batting practice and then — in a true stroke of genius — wore his knit cap over his baseball cap during the game (here’s another view). This move left some readers aghast, but I loved it. Scutaro even made sure the cap’s A’s logo was facing forward, and the cap actually had an MLB logo on the back! Hey, if it was good enough for Jose Theodore, then why not for Scutaro? It’s not like he was pulling a Steve Wallace or a Mark Kelso. (Okay, so that’s a bit of a stretch anyway, but I’ve been looking for an excuse to reference the ProCap.)

But here’s something that’s tough to figure: Despite the frigid conditions on Friday, several of the Tigers were wearing Cool Base jerseys, as you can tell from the telltale underarm gussets visible here on Kenny Rogers, Brandon Inge, and — yes — Placido Polanco.

Theodore and Scutaro get my votes for history’s coolest-looking cold weather maneuvers. Care to nominate someone else? You know what to do.

Research Query: I was in a bar on Saturday, around 6pm, and the Alabama/Miss game was on one of the TVs. No sound, though. I was telling the person on the next barstool all about Alabama’s special Bear Bryant commemorative houndstooth collar pattern when the TV suddenly showed a close-up still shot of someone’s shin, with a $2 bill taped to his sock. Again, the sound was off, so I couldn’t hear what this was about, although my impression was that it had something to do with one of the placekickers. Anyone know the full story here?

Uni Watch News Ticker: Genuinely frightening college football design partnership in the offing here (but I won’t shoot the messenger, who in this case is Ben Trattner). … Paul Hirsch notes that there’s a small bit about Cal’s various uni combos toward the bottom of this page (scroll down to the “Bears play dress-up” section). … Bolivar High in Missouri has yellow decals on one side of their helmets and white uni numbers on the other (plus they appear to be very generous with the merit decals). “I can’t think of another team that has different decals on each side of the helmet,” says Josh Cooper, who brought this anomaly to my attention. I can’t think of one either (and no, the Steelers don’t count, since they simply have no decal on one side). Anyone else? … Latest MLBer with something illegible scribbled under his brim: Braden Looper. … Kansas State has unveiled what appears to be history’s worst basketball uniforms. Further depressing details here. … No comment. … Ditto. … The good news is that the Sabres broke out their alternate throwbacks on Saturday night. The bad news is that the throwbacks now have uni numbers on the chest, just like the Buffaslug jerseys. … Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo began Friday’s game wearing green-and-blue pads that matched Vancouver’s throwback uni. He wasn’t feeling comfortable in that gear, however, so he came out for the second period wearing his regular pads (but still had the retro-colored glove and blocker). Further details in the last three paragraphs of this article. (Big thanks to AJ Brandt.) … Missed most of last night’s Mets/Cards game because I had a prior commitment to see Okkervil River at the Bowery Ballroom, where reader Ryan Armbrust actually recognized me, based solely on the occasional photo of me that’s appeared on this site — a Uni Watch first (unless you count that time Phil Knight crossed over to the other side of the street when he spotted me coming toward him down the sidewalk)! Fortunately, the immense social-geekitude potential embodied in such an encounter was mitigated by the fact that Armbrust was wearing a really cool vintage 49ers T-shirt.

 

174 comments to Cures for Uncommon Cold

  • Scott W | October 16, 2006 at 2:40 am |

    whoa, i just refreshed the page to find a new blog! awesome!

    I’m too depressed to read about the A’s…even if it IS uni-related.

    *tear*

  • Minna H | October 16, 2006 at 2:51 am |

    Scott W., now you know how I, a Twins fan, feel. And damnit, I wanted to be first!

  • Minna H | October 16, 2006 at 2:59 am |

    Paul, blue Polanco hoodie beats green Scooty toque every time. Theodore just looks like a weanie in a beanie. With that, I’m going to bed.

  • Scott W | October 16, 2006 at 3:15 am |

    [quote comment=”14127″]Scott W., now you know how I, a Twins fan, feel. And damnit, I wanted to be first![/quote]

    yeah, and you now know how i felt from 2000-2003. but yeah…losing’s a bitch. the silver lining: at least we get some good Uni Watch conversation catalysts now.

  • monster | October 16, 2006 at 3:25 am |

    The two dollar bill taped to the Alabama kicker’s sock was given to him and signed by a sick child. It replaced a one dollar bill he previously taped there because of his nickname around the locker room.

    You guessed it Paul,

    Money

    Too bad my rebs couldn’t pull one out in overtime.

  • Jason | October 16, 2006 at 3:46 am |

    Those K-State uniforms make me want to run from my computer straight to the bathroom and throw-up. They make Ohio State’s and Kentucky’s jersey’s look good and I never thought I would ever say that.

  • Matt Bonnett | October 16, 2006 at 7:24 am |

    Ok as a Brit i get to see 2 games a week so after seeing the mets last night:

    Ditch the black: yep it is far too much, they not only have a black hat with blue bill but an all black hat as well, the black socks dont wash and they are pretty much a black uni with blue trim. Why cant they wear the blue billed hats with the black shirts? that outfit has almost zero blue on it.

    Batting hats: the cool-flo ones they wore last night dont match the caps at all, a nice idea with the blue fading to black but why the white outline on the logo?? it should be orange surely, and even then it wont exactly match the caps (something im keen on) because the blue extends around the front.

    Undershirts: perez had a blue one, someone else did as well, most had black and im sure someone had a grey one with a black collar, no sync at all.

    It smacks of a lack of co-ordination or a lack of “uniformity” as well as too much black.

    The fox announcers had a fair bit of uni related items from reyes ironing his bill flat to the fact that both pitchers wore socks up and one of the announcers used to when he played, he said some people might do it for a change of luck.

  • Gregg | October 16, 2006 at 7:59 am |

    It has been mentioned here before that the Mets don’t wear blue at home when it’s cold because their equipment manager (who chooses the uniform of the day) does not like the way the black jackets look with blue hats. Ridiculous. When the Cards were at Shea last week, their blue hats looked harsh paired with their red jackets. THAT clashed. At least the black Mets jackets have that blue piping in the sleeve area.

    Oh, and I knew the Mets would wear black on Saturday night, and thus I knew they would lose. They are a .333 team in their black road uniforms: 6 wins, 12 losses. True, Trachsel had pitched a pretty good no decision game against the Nationals on 8/12. But I have this reduced to an algabraic formula: B + T = L (BLACK PLUS TRACH = LOSS).

  • matt in the nati | October 16, 2006 at 8:10 am |

    looks like he will be the only well dress cat in manhattan this year…

    i guess purple put them at a disadvantage but that is hideous…

  • matt in the nati | October 16, 2006 at 8:15 am |

    watch the changes pics on the bottom left here and you’ll see a high school team with differing side decal on their helmets

  • shadoquad | October 16, 2006 at 8:57 am |

    Though not STRICTLY uni related, I thought it was funny yesterday in the KC-PIT football game when Polamalu became the first long-haired pro (in my recollection) to be tackled by his long hair jutting out from his helmet in the back. KC running back Larry Johnson tackled him by the flowing mane. People thought he was penalized for it, but he wasn’t. Perfectly legal tackle. My father has been saying for years (usually about RB’s with dreadlocks) that someone oughta tackle them by the hair. Finally happened. Long overdue. Wear your hair up if you don’t want to be tackled by it.

  • Jeff A | October 16, 2006 at 8:59 am |

    What is worse about the Buffalo throwbacks? The added front uni numbers, or the fact that they were wearing their regular uni pants and they didn’t come close to matching.

  • Kevin | October 16, 2006 at 9:05 am |

    I’m sure all of you heard/watched it, but in the second inning last night Joe Buck, McCarver, etc were discussing the fact that Anthony Reyes and Oliver Perez both went with the high socks (although Reyes is the only one with stirrups). While impressive, the only thing I could think was “Yeah, but the Mets are wearing black instead of the much better looking blue.” Then the cameras flashed to Pujols and Belliard and the announcers had something not-as-nice to say about the pajama look.

  • Dwight | October 16, 2006 at 9:22 am |

    About the K-State uni’s – when did men start wearing capri pants?

  • Ilana Hardesty | October 16, 2006 at 9:23 am |

    A non-uni-related question that I’m sure someone can answer for me: What’s with the hankies in the stands at midwestern baseball games? Furthermore, Tigers fans seem to know when to have orange hankies and when to have white ones…any clue as to history of waving hankies?

    Thanks!

  • Dwight | October 16, 2006 at 9:27 am |

    [quote comment=”14146″]About the K-State uni’s – when did men start wearing capri pants?[/quote]
    I meant gauchos. Do they even call them basketball shorts anymore?

  • Jeff | October 16, 2006 at 9:28 am |

    Yes, those K-State Uni’s are awful. It’s like Huggins is trying to bring Cincinati to Manhattan, KS. The “shorts” are capri’s as mentioned above. Awful. Still can’t decide if those are worse than the two-toned purple uniforms the school used to have.

  • Chris | October 16, 2006 at 9:29 am |

    This isn’t the first time a player’s been tackled by his hair. It happened with Ricky Williams a couple of seasons ago, at which point I seem to remember that the league clarified the rules regarding hair tackling: hair was to be considered a part of the uniform, and thus fair game for tackling.

    That said: I didn’t see the game itself and only saw the highlights on the Sunday night pregame, where Costas made a comment that the Larry Johnson (the tackler) was penalized for the hair-tackle. This after I was almost certain of the interpretation explained above. Anybody know what the deal is on this? As I wasn’t watching the game, I don’t know what flags were thrown or what sort of penalty was assessed.

  • Richard | October 16, 2006 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment=”14148″][quote comment=”14146″]About the K-State uni’s – when did men start wearing capri pants?[/quote]
    I meant gauchos. Do they even call them basketball shorts anymore?[/quote]

    Chris Webber and the Fab 5

  • shadoquad | October 16, 2006 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment=”14150″]This isn’t the first time a player’s been tackled by his hair. It happened with Ricky Williams a couple of seasons ago, at which point I seem to remember that the league clarified the rules regarding hair tackling: hair was to be considered a part of the uniform, and thus fair game for tackling.

    That said: I didn’t see the game itself and only saw the highlights on the Sunday night pregame, where Costas made a comment that the Larry Johnson (the tackler) was penalized for the hair-tackle. This after I was almost certain of the interpretation explained above. Anybody know what the deal is on this? As I wasn’t watching the game, I don’t know what flags were thrown or what sort of penalty was assessed.[/quote]

    The penalty was on unsportsmanlike conduct AFTER the tackle. The tackle itself was legal, and the referee even explained it a few plays later.

  • Seth H | October 16, 2006 at 9:42 am |

    Going back to the “target” goalie sweater issue, I am surprised that no one mentioned the ultimate target sweaters: Team Japan. Here are the sweaters they wore recently Here is a photo of the sweaters on the team:
    But the ultimate target sweater is the one they wore during the Nagano olympics.
    (Hope the links work. I’ve never posted them before.)

  • Seth H | October 16, 2006 at 9:44 am |

    Okay. The links did not work.

    I’m just going to post the urls.

    Recent sweater: http://www.mshokej20...

    Recent sweater on players: http://www.gbsc.co.u...

    Nagano sweater: http://www.washingto...

    Maybe someone who is better at this stuff can turn them into links.

  • Kim | October 16, 2006 at 9:48 am |

    In the Buffalo Sabres picture, is Jagr making that face because he does not approve of the front number and mismatched pants, or because he’s force to play defense?

  • matt in the nati | October 16, 2006 at 9:52 am |

    [quote comment=”14147″]A non-uni-related question that I’m sure someone can answer for me: What’s with the hankies in the stands at midwestern baseball games? Furthermore, Tigers fans seem to know when to have orange hankies and when to have white ones…any clue as to history of waving hankies?

    Thanks![/quote]

    its not a hankie its a towel and they are given to fans as they enter the stadium… why i have no clue… i guess just to give a visual way to cher on top of making noise…

  • redhotfro | October 16, 2006 at 9:54 am |

    During Saturday nights Mets-Cards game, did anyone else notice that Jeff Suppan changed his hat during the game? At the beginning of the game it looked like his hat was sweat soaked and then later his hat didn’t have the stains?

  • a arauz | October 16, 2006 at 9:56 am |

    Paul…

    In the interest of International Relations with Canada, Scutaro’s knit cap will now be called a TOQUE going forward. You have no idea how irate those Canadians get when we foul up these types of things. We need to mend the fence with our brethren from the North. :)

  • Riley | October 16, 2006 at 9:57 am |

    Loved Scutaro’s toque too, Paul. I still can’t believe the umps let him get away with it, but it wasn’t drastically different from the uni and looked pretty cool.

  • Ryan | October 16, 2006 at 9:58 am |

    The K-State uniforms look tons better in person. I am not sure what the photographer was thinking, allowing the shirts to be untucked and the shorts down to the ankles… At midnight madness on Friday they looked normal in length, and actually looked pretty sharp… This is a really bad picture of a really bad pose. Trust Me.

  • Riley | October 16, 2006 at 10:00 am |

    Should have added. Shame. Shame on you, Paul. It is a toque not a knit hat. This isn’t my Canadian bias showing. New Era even say so.

  • Andrew F | October 16, 2006 at 10:06 am |

    ZERO props to the Sabres for the retro unis. They still used navy helmets, the uni numbers on the front are terrible, and jeeze, spend the few bucks for some pant shells. I know the Rangers did it back in 03-04 with their vintage http://www.newyorkra... and the Canucks did it thie year http://www.canucks.c... so there’s NO reason why the Sabres had to cheap out and keep the stupid navy ones (the Rangers and Canucks also have 3 helmets, white, royal and navy)

  • dchis | October 16, 2006 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”14152″][quote comment=”14150″]This isn’t the first time a player’s been tackled by his hair. It happened with Ricky Williams a couple of seasons ago, at which point I seem to remember that the league clarified the rules regarding hair tackling: hair was to be considered a part of the uniform, and thus fair game for tackling.

    That said: I didn’t see the game itself and only saw the highlights on the Sunday night pregame, where Costas made a comment that the Larry Johnson (the tackler) was penalized for the hair-tackle. This after I was almost certain of the interpretation explained above. Anybody know what the deal is on this? As I wasn’t watching the game, I don’t know what flags were thrown or what sort of penalty was assessed.[/quote]

    The penalty was on unsportsmanlike conduct AFTER the tackle. The tackle itself was legal, and the referee even explained it a few plays later.[/quote]

    After the rule was clearly defined a few years ago Edgerrin James went and cut his hair to the length of his helmet.

  • Peter Wunsch | October 16, 2006 at 10:12 am |

    The NHL requires the referees to measure goalie pads for width before the start of the game. Did they measure both pair of pad on the Canuck goalie?

    Re: Buffalo: Is it really a throwback if it isn’t the same as originally designed?

  • Miguel | October 16, 2006 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”14146″]About the K-State uni’s – when did men start wearing capri pants?[/quote]

    Maybe Huggins is a big fan of tennis?

  • AMS | October 16, 2006 at 10:15 am |

    I had no problem with the way troy was tackled, but it did seem a bit much that as larry johnson rolled back onto his feet, he then pulled troy up by the hair. The tackle was long over by that point, and it seemed a little excessive.

    Better than the tackle, though, was how troy seemed utterly unconcerned with the whole thing, just hopping up without a grimace and running back to the bench. i love that guy.

  • shadoquad | October 16, 2006 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”14168″]I had no problem with the way troy was tackled, but it did seem a bit much that as larry johnson rolled back onto his feet, he then pulled troy up by the hair. The tackle was long over by that point, and it seemed a little excessive.

    Better than the tackle, though, was how troy seemed utterly unconcerned with the whole thing, just hopping up without a grimace and running back to the bench. i love that guy.[/quote]

    I don’t necessarily think LJ was pulling him up by the hair. I think he was trying to get his fingers unstuck from the curls. Props to Troy on his sportsmanship, though. Guy’s a class act.

  • Thorold Blair | October 16, 2006 at 10:23 am |

    Does Anothony Reyes not look stupid with the perfectly flat brim?

  • Tricia | October 16, 2006 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”14163″]ZERO props to the Sabres for the retro unis. They still used navy helmets, the uni numbers on the front are terrible, and jeeze, spend the few bucks for some pant shells. I know the Rangers did it back in 03-04 with their vintage http://www.newyorkra... and the Canucks did it thie year http://www.canucks.c... so there’s NO reason why the Sabres had to cheap out and keep the stupid navy ones (the Rangers and Canucks also have 3 helmets, white, royal and navy)[/quote]

    New shells and helmets would have improved the Sabres look drastically. Pant shells can’t be that expensive, especially if they are going to wear these jerseys multiple times throughout the season. I think the Leafs also wore brown shells over their blue pants when they wore the St. Pat’s jerseys a few years ago, but I cannot find a picture to confirm.

  • Mark M | October 16, 2006 at 10:27 am |

    There’s a trend with some of the players at my alma mater, Pitt, and their jerseys. Some of the players jerseys are being sewn so that the side piping (or panels what ever the proper term is) on the jerseys is very thin on some players, and normal on others.

    Lowell Robinson with thin panel

    Mike McGlynn with regular panel

    My solution would be to get rid of the panels all together.

  • Andrew F | October 16, 2006 at 10:28 am |

    http://www.abdcards.... Crappy pic, but yeah. Despite the fact that it’s not EXACTLY the same, everyone obviously knows it’s a retro/ throwback deal. Get the slug off the helmet, while you’re at it.

  • Lawrence Kuhnast | October 16, 2006 at 10:29 am |

    The good news is that the Sabres broke out their alternate throwbacks on Saturday night. The bad news is that the throwbacks now have uni numbers on the chest, just like the Buffaslug jerseys

    BAD, BAD news. They are wearing their Buffalo slug pants with the throwback jerseys. Notice the grey stripe.

  • Andrew F | October 16, 2006 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”14175″]The good news is that the Sabres broke out their alternate throwbacks on Saturday night. The bad news is that the throwbacks now have uni numbers on the chest, just like the Buffaslug jerseys

    BAD, BAD news. They are wearing their Buffalo slug pants with the throwback jerseys. Notice the grey stripe.[/quote]

    Yup… hop in the convo of 2 out of the 3 posts above yours

  • Sean | October 16, 2006 at 10:38 am |

    i know most people really love their unis, but michigan had some serious problems on saturday night.

    1. in hd, under stadium lighting, their yellow (“maize”) pants were as bright as the oregon unis (these pics don’t do it justice, but anyone else who saw it in hd would agree)

    2. the all-navy socks look horrendous

    3. yellow piping nike bib

    while they do a pretty good job of hiding their swoosh in the collar, they crimes all scream NIKE! and take away from what would otherwise be a very classy look

  • Banker Bill | October 16, 2006 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”14144″]I’m sure all of you heard/watched it, but in the second inning last night Joe Buck, McCarver, etc were discussing the fact that Anthony Reyes and Oliver Perez both went with the high socks (although Reyes is the only one with stirrups). While impressive, the only thing I could think was “Yeah, but the Mets are wearing black instead of the much better looking blue.” Then the cameras flashed to Pujols and Belliard and the announcers had something not-as-nice to say about the pajama look.[/quote]

    Since Belliard was brought up, and this is not really uni-related, but it is personal presentation related – Ronnie – ditch the skull cap and cornrows, and for the sake of whatever deity you choose to worship (can’t say God – don’t want to offend!) – KEEP YOUR TONGUE IN YOUR MOUTH – anyone else think he looks like a Komodo Dragon every time they show a close-up – in the batters box, on the bases – constantly licking his lower lip. Disgusting. I don’t want to see that – I usually eat things when I’m watching the game, and my Ben & Jerry’s almost became an integral part of my carpet last night after 4 games of his tongue.

  • Andrew F | October 16, 2006 at 11:04 am |

    Totally unrelated to anything, but doesn’t the logo creep here http://www.icejersey... make for a funny looking smily face?

  • Joe Drennan | October 16, 2006 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”14163″]ZERO props to the Sabres for the retro unis. They still used navy helmets, the uni numbers on the front are terrible, and jeeze, spend the few bucks for some pant shells. I know the Rangers did it back in 03-04 with their vintage http://www.newyorkra... and the Canucks did it thie year http://www.canucks.c... so there’s NO reason why the Sabres had to cheap out and keep the stupid navy ones (the Rangers and Canucks also have 3 helmets, white, royal and navy)[/quote]

    Breezer shell cover-ups are relativly cheap. I’ve seen them for abotu $20. It’s a small investment that makes a world of difference.

    Scutaro’s knit hat over the ball cap is nothing new. When I was in high school in the late 90s that’s the only way we’d wear a knit hat. This was of course before these goofy thigns came along that are simply stupid.

  • Kenny | October 16, 2006 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”14142″]Though not STRICTLY uni related, I thought it was funny yesterday in the KC-PIT football game when Polamalu became the first long-haired pro (in my recollection) to be tackled by his long hair jutting out from his helmet in the back. KC running back Larry Johnson tackled him by the flowing mane. People thought he was penalized for it, but he wasn’t. Perfectly legal tackle. My father has been saying for years (usually about RB’s with dreadlocks) that someone oughta tackle them by the hair. Finally happened. Long overdue. Wear your hair up if you don’t want to be tackled by it.[/quote]

    Actually, I think Ricky Williams was tackled by his dreads a couple of years ago

  • Crimson | October 16, 2006 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”14132″]The two dollar bill taped to the Alabama kicker’s sock was given to him and signed by a sick child. It replaced a one dollar bill he previously taped there because of his nickname around the locker room.

    You guessed it Paul,

    Money

    Too bad my rebs couldn’t pull one out in overtime.[/quote]

    Bama kicker Jamie Christensen was given the nickname “Money” after kicking game winning field goals against Ole Miss, Tennesse, and Texas Tech last season. Roll Tide.

  • Tim | October 16, 2006 at 11:23 am |

    The reason why the K-State shorts look like capris/gauchos is because they are in the “Jordan Style” as explained to me by one of the managers. I guess he likes to design his shorts to look big, baggy, and thuggish. I think it fits with the Huggins philosophy (aka Thuggins).

    Although purple is not a favorite color on this board, I still think it is better than black, which is not even a school color. Maybe I can start a Ditch the Black campaign here.

    The first thing I thought when I got an early unveiling of them was that the “scratches” looked cheesy because they were iron on and everything else on the uni is sewn on. Reminds me of the Cincinatti Bengals. Thanks Nike.

  • dchis | October 16, 2006 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”14182″][quote comment=”14142″]Though not STRICTLY uni related, I thought it was funny yesterday in the KC-PIT football game when Polamalu became the first long-haired pro (in my recollection) to be tackled by his long hair jutting out from his helmet in the back. KC running back Larry Johnson tackled him by the flowing mane. People thought he was penalized for it, but he wasn’t. Perfectly legal tackle. My father has been saying for years (usually about RB’s with dreadlocks) that someone oughta tackle them by the hair. Finally happened. Long overdue. Wear your hair up if you don’t want to be tackled by it.[/quote]

    Actually, I think Ricky Williams was tackled by his dreads a couple of years ago[/quote]

    Read Comment #18

  • Wade | October 16, 2006 at 11:27 am |

    Another on note on Alabama’s houndstooth jerseys…

    The player nameplates were obviously smaller than their regular nameplates. I wonder if this is a preview for a change to Nike’s slimmer fit jerseys.

  • Kenny | October 16, 2006 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”14186″][quote comment=”14182″][quote comment=”14142″]Though not STRICTLY uni related, I thought it was funny yesterday in the KC-PIT football game when Polamalu became the first long-haired pro (in my recollection) to be tackled by his long hair jutting out from his helmet in the back. KC running back Larry Johnson tackled him by the flowing mane. People thought he was penalized for it, but he wasn’t. Perfectly legal tackle. My father has been saying for years (usually about RB’s with dreadlocks) that someone oughta tackle them by the hair. Finally happened. Long overdue. Wear your hair up if you don’t want to be tackled by it.[/quote]

    Actually, I think Ricky Williams was tackled by his dreads a couple of years ago[/quote]

    Read Comment #18[/quote]

    Yeah, Yeah I saw that after I posted…and as far as the K-State jerseys go, it looks like that’s the way the players decided to wear them for the photo shoot…i can’t see them wearing them like that in a game…i noticed someone said they looked better in person…i like the white jersey and i think the purple would look better if the “stratches” were white or gray instead of black…

  • Nolan | October 16, 2006 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”14181″][quote comment=”14163″]ZERO props to the Sabres for the retro unis. They still used navy helmets, the uni numbers on the front are terrible, and jeeze, spend the few bucks for some pant shells. I know the Rangers did it back in 03-04 with their vintage http://www.newyorkra... and the Canucks did it thie year http://www.canucks.c... so there’s NO reason why the Sabres had to cheap out and keep the stupid navy ones (the Rangers and Canucks also have 3 helmets, white, royal and navy)[/quote]

    Breezer shell cover-ups are relativly cheap. I’ve seen them for abotu $20. It’s a small investment that makes a world of difference.

    Scutaro’s knit hat over the ball cap is nothing new. When I was in high school in the late 90s that’s the only way we’d wear a knit hat. This was of course before these goofy thigns came along that are simply stupid.[/quote]

    These are actually sort of an old army throwback. They would wear hats like this under their helmets. So they were around before you guys were doing this.

  • Richard | October 16, 2006 at 11:46 am |

    I just realized that these new K-State jerseys were made by Nike, but there is no swoosh on the jersey front, or on the shorts (that we can see). Very interesting.

  • dchis | October 16, 2006 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”14191″]I just realized that these new K-State jerseys were made by Nike, but there is no swoosh on the jersey front, or on the shorts (that we can see). Very interesting.[/quote]

    They are made by Jumpman, Jordan’s brand. His logo which can be found on the headband of the player on the left is normally on the uniform of the shorts on the left leg near the waistband.

  • Forrest | October 16, 2006 at 11:56 am |

    I kept saying that Scutaro was awesome in his toque. I remember a couple years ago rumors of an Avs-Red Wings game in an outdoor stadium. What happened to that?

  • Matt Bonnett | October 16, 2006 at 12:09 pm |

    Its just like watching Brazil…NOT!

    My local soccer team Kidderminster Harriers who play in the lowly 5th division had an unscheduled 3rd kit on Saturday, our first is red and our away is blue so when we played a red and blue team we needed an extra set of kit.

    Now we for our sins use Nike as our kit supplier and you know what they are like with their templates making everyone look the same…so the third kit turns up and guess what its a rip off of the one Brazil wore in the World Cup!

    http://www.theshots....

  • Nolan | October 16, 2006 at 12:12 pm |

    Are the Tennessee Titans helmets painted a different shade of white than other white helmet teams. Compare this with this It looked to me yesterday that the Titans have a sort of pearlescent look to them. While the Cards, Dolphin, Jets, and Colts look like the stock white plastic.
    Anyone know if this is the case. And, are any of the white helmets painted? Or do they just slap the decals on an out of the box white helmet.

  • matt in the nati | October 16, 2006 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”14195″]Are the Tennessee Titans helmets painted a different shade of white than other white helmet teams. Compare this with this It looked to me yesterday that the Titans have a sort of pearlescent look to them. While the Cards, Dolphin, Jets, and Colts look like the stock white plastic.
    Anyone know if this is the case. And, are any of the white helmets painted? Or do they just slap the decals on an out of the box white helmet.[/quote]

    why go with yellow? wouldn’t a white “kit” do the trick?

  • TX Ken | October 16, 2006 at 12:15 pm |

    I am sometimes a “look at the brightside” person, and so I have to say that K-State’s shoulder contrast is at least a creative way to get away from the same-ol’ Nike Template shoulder triangles. So I like that, and whatever it takes to get the attention off of the claw-mark crap.

    The blue-on-blue titans’ uni makes the pants striping really out of place.

  • TX Ken | October 16, 2006 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”14146″]About the K-State uni’s – when did men start wearing capri pants?[/quote]

    Man-Pris, dude. I think Paul hit them on this blog before.

  • Dan | October 16, 2006 at 12:19 pm |

    I have no problem with Johnson tackling Troy by the hair but then picking him up by it is pretty ridiculous and deserved the penalty. It was blatantly obvious he was doing it on purpose out of anger after getting a good old fashion but whoppin put on’em

  • jeff | October 16, 2006 at 12:20 pm |

    no one has mentioned anthony reyes’s awesome socks from last night. remeniscent of hockey socks. it would have been much cooler if the whole team adopted the socks to match him last night

  • Jack H. | October 16, 2006 at 12:23 pm |

    Hey, Paul, do you know what the rule is on wearing shit other than your game cap on the field? I mean, was what Scutaro did technically legal? I mean, I think it looked cool too, I’m just curious as to weather you’re really allowed to do that.

  • dchis | October 16, 2006 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”14195″]Are the Tennessee Titans helmets painted a different shade of white than other white helmet teams. Compare this with this It looked to me yesterday that the Titans have a sort of pearlescent look to them. While the Cards, Dolphin, Jets, and Colts look like the stock white plastic.
    Anyone know if this is the case. And, are any of the white helmets painted? Or do they just slap the decals on an out of the box white helmet.[/quote]

    Now side-by-side. Not sure if there is a difference. The stadium lights do reflect differently off the white parts of the helmets.

  • matt in the nati | October 16, 2006 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”14201″]no one has mentioned anthony reyes’s awesome socks from last night. remeniscent of hockey socks. it would have been much cooler if the whole team adopted the socks to match him last night[/quote]

    these are the socks all cards wear and have worn for a long time… you just don’t see them casue of pj length of thier pants…

  • dchis | October 16, 2006 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”14198″]I am sometimes a “look at the brightside” person, and so I have to say that K-State’s shoulder contrast is at least a creative way to get away from the same-ol’ Nike Template shoulder triangles. So I like that, and whatever it takes to get the attention off of the claw-mark crap.

    The blue-on-blue titans’ uni makes the pants striping really out of place.[/quote]

    The Titans regular home uniforms are very nice. They are the second best in their division and only because the Colts got rid of the stripes on their socks.

  • Jeff | October 16, 2006 at 12:32 pm |

    waaaay off topic…but Okkervil River is unbelievable. Will Sheff has one of the best voices in rock today.

  • Cyrus | October 16, 2006 at 12:35 pm |

    Yeah, just adding on to what people have already said.

    Bama’s kicker, Jamie Christiensen was given the nickname “money” last year after kicking the winning field goals in numerous games including against Olè Miss and Texas Tech in the Cotton Bowl. Because of his nickname, Christiensen taped a 1 dollar bill to his sock last year. This year, a sick child (girl, I believe) wrote something on that 2 dollar bill which Christinesen now tapes to his sock instead of the 1.

  • Minna H | October 16, 2006 at 12:42 pm |

    Wow! A discussion of *sigh* Troy P. and a pic of Rafa? I love this board! By the way, Troy said after the game that he didn’t care if the tackle was by his hair or his ankles,and, yes, the penalty was for taunting after the play.

    Scott W., I feel your pain—I truly do. No amount of good uni-materias can make up for getting swept. None.

    To reiterate from last night, did the Cardinal Kerchief come first of the waking white items for the Midwest teams? Todd K.? Kenny? Anyone?

    Yay, a Monday morning when no one is dissing the Vikings’ unis!

    ps. I had a dream last night in which I was talking about this board, the circle on the chest discussion, and the different cups reply. I blame Mike from Queens and his Mr. Fair.

  • Minna H | October 16, 2006 at 12:45 pm |

    Damn. Even with the preview, I made a mistake. uni-materias = uni-material, but I’m sure you all figured that out.

  • allenjd | October 16, 2006 at 12:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”14139″]looks like he will be the only well dress cat in manhattan this year…

    i guess purple put them at a disadvantage but that is hideous…[/quote]

    You can’t blame purple. The football uniforms look sharp enough.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | October 16, 2006 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”14208″]Wow! A discussion of *sigh* Troy P. and a pic of Rafa? I love this board! By the way, Troy said after the game that he didn’t care if the tackle was by his hair or his ankles,and, yes, the penalty was for taunting after the play.

    Scott W., I feel your pain—I truly do. No amount of good uni-materias can make up for getting swept. None.

    To reiterate from last night, did the Cardinal Kerchief come first of the waking white items for the Midwest teams? Todd K.? Kenny? Anyone?

    Yay, a Monday morning when no one is dissing the Vikings’ unis!

    ps. I had a dream last night in which I was talking about this board, the circle on the chest discussion, and the different cups reply. I blame Mike from Queens and his Mr. Fair.[/quote]

    im just going to give an assumption that the “grandaddy of ’em all” would be the terrible towel made famous in the 70’s, and still practiced today in pittsburgh,

    after that i remember only the twins in 87 with the homer hanky (and that stupid frickin song sung to the beat of hanky panky). after that… good luck. its just another way to have a free giveaway for the fans that be used for jocularity.

  • Brian from Short Island | October 16, 2006 at 12:57 pm |

    Has anyone picked up on the fact that the Jets wear striped socks with their whites now?

  • dchis | October 16, 2006 at 1:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”14211″][quote comment=”14208″]Wow! A discussion of *sigh* Troy P. and a pic of Rafa? I love this board! By the way, Troy said after the game that he didn’t care if the tackle was by his hair or his ankles,and, yes, the penalty was for taunting after the play.

    Scott W., I feel your pain—I truly do. No amount of good uni-materias can make up for getting swept. None.

    To reiterate from last night, did the Cardinal Kerchief come first of the waking white items for the Midwest teams? Todd K.? Kenny? Anyone?

    Yay, a Monday morning when no one is dissing the Vikings’ unis!

    ps. I had a dream last night in which I was talking about this board, the circle on the chest discussion, and the different cups reply. I blame Mike from Queens and his Mr. Fair.[/quote]

    im just going to give an assumption that the “grandaddy of ’em all” would be the terrible towel made famous in the 70’s, and still practiced today in pittsburgh,

    after that i remember only the twins in 87 with the homer hanky (and that stupid frickin song sung to the beat of hanky panky). after that… good luck. its just another way to have a free giveaway for the fans that be used for jocularity.[/quote]

    The best fan give-away has got to be the Florida Panthers. They started giving away rubber rats that would be thrown on the ice after every Panther goal. It started on opening night in the 95-96 season when Scott Melanby shot a rat in the clubhouse and killed it against a wall. That night he scored two goals and goalie Jon Vanbiesbrook called it a “rat-trick” and so it was born. They made it to the finals that year and every goal in the playoffs would send thousands of rats onto the ice. The Pittsburgh Penguins goalie tried to hide in the net from all the rats!!!!

  • Minna H | October 16, 2006 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”14211″]

    im just going to give an assumption that the “grandaddy of ’em all” would be the terrible towel made famous in the 70’s, and still practiced today in pittsburgh,

    after that i remember only the twins in 87 with the homer hanky (and that stupid frickin song sung to the beat of hanky panky). after that… good luck. its just another way to have a free giveaway for the fans that be used for jocularity.[/quote]

    I don’t think the Twins copied the Steelers, but I don’t know for sure. Hold on a sec. Nope. Can’t find anything about the origin, but you brought back good-time memories, Todd, by reminding me of the song. My baby waves the Homer Hanky….

    I noticed last night watching the Cards-Mets game how stupid it looks for an entire stadium to be waving white kerchiefs, Twins notwithstanding. Glad to know that the Homer Hanky is older than the Cards Kerchief.

  • Banker Bill | October 16, 2006 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote its just another way to have a free giveaway for the fans that be used for jocularity.[/quote]

    If someone waves the towel before the start of the game, is that considered “premature jocularity”?

  • Tim D | October 16, 2006 at 1:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”14138″]It has been mentioned here before that the Mets don’t wear blue at home when it’s cold because their equipment manager (who chooses the uniform of the day) does not like the way the black jackets look with blue hats. Ridiculous. When the Cards were at Shea last week, their blue hats looked harsh paired with their red jackets. THAT clashed. At least the black Mets jackets have that blue piping in the sleeve area.

    Oh, and I knew the Mets would wear black on Saturday night, and thus I knew they would lose. They are a .333 team in their black road uniforms: 6 wins, 12 losses. True, Trachsel had pitched a pretty good no decision game against the Nationals on 8/12. But I have this reduced to an algabraic formula: B + T = L (BLACK PLUS TRACH = LOSS).[/quote]
    The Cards hats CLASHED with their jackets?…um..sorry but can not disagree more with you. There is plenty of the Dark blue in those jackets to make it look like what it is…the best uniform in MLB.

  • Matthew | October 16, 2006 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”14215″][quote comment=”14211″]

    im just going to give an assumption that the “grandaddy of ’em all” would be the terrible towel made famous in the 70’s, and still practiced today in pittsburgh,

    after that i remember only the twins in 87 with the homer hanky (and that stupid frickin song sung to the beat of hanky panky). after that… good luck. its just another way to have a free giveaway for the fans that be used for jocularity.[/quote]

    I don’t think the Twins copied the Steelers, but I don’t know for sure. Hold on a sec. Nope. Can’t find anything about the origin, but you brought back good-time memories, Todd, by reminding me of the song. My baby waves the Homer Hanky….

    I noticed last night watching the Cards-Mets game how stupid it looks for an entire stadium to be waving white kerchiefs, Twins notwithstanding. Glad to know that the Homer Hanky is older than the Cards Kerchief.[/quote]

    Not sure where and when it originated in baseball, but I’ve seen several teams hand out towels to fans. The Astros did it in the 2001 playoffs and possibly in the 2004 playoffs too. I can’t recall if they did it before or since those years though.

  • Kenny | October 16, 2006 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”14208″]Wow! A discussion of *sigh* Troy P. and a pic of Rafa? I love this board! By the way, Troy said after the game that he didn’t care if the tackle was by his hair or his ankles,and, yes, the penalty was for taunting after the play.

    Scott W., I feel your pain—I truly do. No amount of good uni-materias can make up for getting swept. None.

    To reiterate from last night, did the Cardinal Kerchief come first of the waking white items for the Midwest teams? Todd K.? Kenny? Anyone?

    Yay, a Monday morning when no one is dissing the Vikings’ unis!

    ps. I had a dream last night in which I was talking about this board, the circle on the chest discussion, and the different cups reply. I blame Mike from Queens and his Mr. Fair.[/quote]

    Not exactly sure about the towels, because I’ve never really seen them at the games before. I am currently looking into it though. My assumption is they passed them out for the playoffs, but atleast we can say we didn’t copy this off anyone!!

  • AJ | October 16, 2006 at 1:19 pm |

    I know 2 other teams did this earlier in the pre-season, but I haven’t seen this mentioned yet. The Nuggets and Warriors played a pre-season game in Mexico recently and had little Mexican flags on the striping down the sides of their jerseys and also wore special patches on the front. It also appears Carmelo is wearing some kind of padding on his legs, under his socks; it’s also on his left arm, under his sleeve. I’ve noticed it on the arm before, but has he always done this on the legs?

  • Matthew | October 16, 2006 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”14221″]I know 2 other teams did this earlier in the pre-season, but I haven’t seen this mentioned yet. The Nuggets and Warriors played a pre-season game in Mexico recently and had little Mexican flags on the striping down the sides of their jerseys and also wore special patches on the front. It also appears Carmelo is wearing some kind of padding on his legs, under his socks; it’s also on his left arm, under his sleeve. I’ve noticed it on the arm before, but has he always done this on the legs?[/quote]

    That is bizarre! What the hell is Carmelo wearing there? That’s an odd place for padding, could those be one of those Icy/Hot things?

  • AJ | October 16, 2006 at 1:24 pm |

    I also noticed in the pictures that I linked above from the Nuggets/Warriors game that a lot of the players are still wearing the rubber bands on their wrists and sweat bands on places on than the wrists…I think Paul mentioned last week that this won’t be allowed this season. Paul, are the rules not being enforced in the pre-season, or are the players going to be allowed to do this all year?

  • matt in the nati | October 16, 2006 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”14211″][quote comment=”14208″]
    after that i remember only the twins in 87 with the homer hanky (and that stupid frickin song sung to the beat of hanky panky). after that… good luck. its just another way to have a free giveaway for the fans that be used for jocularity.[/quote]

    i know lots of hockey teams do it… and some give out awfull cheap pom poms

  • Minna H | October 16, 2006 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”14220″]

    Not exactly sure about the towels, because I’ve never really seen them at the games before. I am currently looking into it though. My assumption is they passed them out for the playoffs, but atleast we can say we didn’t copy this off anyone!![/quote]

    Um, you can have that one, Kenny. In fact, every time I see Spiezio, I have the urge to pull out his “beard” one hair at a time. I don’t care if he matches that thing to his uni color—it’s still disturbing.

    Oh, and I’m with Banker Bill about Belliard’s tongue–though not the dreds. It’s like watching a car-wreck with that tongue. Can’t look at it, but can’t look away.

  • Paul | October 16, 2006 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”14198″]I am sometimes a “look at the brightside” person, and so I have to say that K-State’s shoulder contrast is at least a creative way to get away from the same-ol’ Nike Template shoulder triangles. So I like that, and whatever it takes to get the attention off of the claw-mark crap.

    The blue-on-blue titans’ uni makes the pants striping really out of place.[/quote]

    Perhaps K-State was looking to be more scary given that this program has been mired at or near the bottom of the Big XII for some time.

  • Banker Bill | October 16, 2006 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”14225″][quote comment=”14220″]

    Not exactly sure about the towels, because I’ve never really seen them at the games before. I am currently looking into it though. My assumption is they passed them out for the playoffs, but atleast we can say we didn’t copy this off anyone!![/quote]

    Um, you can have that one, Kenny. In fact, every time I see Spiezio, I have the urge to pull out his “beard” one hair at a time. I don’t care if he matches that thing to his uni color—it’s still disturbing.

    Oh, and I’m with Banker Bill about Belliard’s tongue–though not the dreds. It’s like watching a car-wreck with that tongue. Can’t look at it, but can’t look away.[/quote]

    Thank you Minna – agreeing with me and a hockey fan to boot – if I wasn’t married…
    then I’d be single!

  • Kenny | October 16, 2006 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”14208″]Wow! A discussion of *sigh* Troy P. and a pic of Rafa? I love this board! By the way, Troy said after the game that he didn’t care if the tackle was by his hair or his ankles,and, yes, the penalty was for taunting after the play.

    Scott W., I feel your pain—I truly do. No amount of good uni-materias can make up for getting swept. None.

    To reiterate from last night, did the Cardinal Kerchief come first of the waking white items for the Midwest teams? Todd K.? Kenny? Anyone?

    Yay, a Monday morning when no one is dissing the Vikings’ unis!

    ps. I had a dream last night in which I was talking about this board, the circle on the chest discussion, and the different cups reply. I blame Mike from Queens and his Mr. Fair.[/quote]

    This was the only thing I could find…it was on the Cardinals website posted on Oct. 7th.

    Sense of October
    Cardinal Nation was out in full force Saturday afternoon, waving promotional towels, delivering standing ovations for great first-inning defensive plays and chanting “Let’s Go Cardinals” when the Cardinals started a rally and “MVP” for Pujols.

    Looks like they passed them out for the playoffs

  • Teenage FBI | October 16, 2006 at 1:36 pm |

    In the 1982 NHL Cambpell Conference Finals between the Black Hawks and the Canucks, Vancouver coach Roger “Captain Video” Neilson waved a white towel on top of a stick in the direction of the referee after what he saw as a number of bad calls against his team.

    When the Canucks returned home, thousands of fans turned out with white towels of their own to wave. A tradition was born.

    God bless Richard Brodeur.

  • jesse | October 16, 2006 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”14220″][quote comment=”14208″]Wow! A discussion of *sigh* Troy P. and a pic of Rafa? I love this board! By the way, Troy said after the game that he didn’t care if the tackle was by his hair or his ankles,and, yes, the penalty was for taunting after the play.

    Scott W., I feel your pain—I truly do. No amount of good uni-materias can make up for getting swept. None.

    To reiterate from last night, did the Cardinal Kerchief come first of the waking white items for the Midwest teams? Todd K.? Kenny? Anyone?

    Yay, a Monday morning when no one is dissing the Vikings’ unis!

    ps. I had a dream last night in which I was talking about this board, the circle on the chest discussion, and the different cups reply. I blame Mike from Queens and his Mr. Fair.[/quote]

    Not exactly sure about the towels, because I’ve never really seen them at the games before. I am currently looking into it though. My assumption is they passed them out for the playoffs, but atleast we can say we didn’t copy this off anyone!![/quote]

    I thought the Twins “Homer Hankie” was the original.

  • Banker Bill | October 16, 2006 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”14229″]In the 1982 NHL Cambpell Conference Finals between the Black Hawks and the Canucks, Vancouver coach Roger “Captain Video” Neilson waved a white towel on top of a stick in the direction of the referee after what he saw as a number of bad calls against his team.

    When the Canucks returned home, thousands of fans turned out with white towels of their own to wave. A tradition was born.

    God bless Richard Brodeur.[/quote]

    I remember that…that’s back to the days of Stan Smyl and Harold Snepsts. They had awful jersey’s though.

    Another Roger Neilson tidbit – “Captain Video” used to replace his goaltender with a defenseman on penalty shots so that he could rush out and take the puck away. The NHL mandated that a goaltender HAD to be in the net on a penalty shot because of this. Neilson was pretty forward-thinking – and the hockey world is a little less bright since he passed…and not just becuase of the glow in the dark floral ties he used to wear.

  • jesse | October 16, 2006 at 1:43 pm |

    homer hankie

    bad link, sorry

  • Paul Lukas | October 16, 2006 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”14202″]Hey, Paul, do you know what the rule is on wearing shit other than your game cap on the field? I mean, was what Scutaro did technically legal? I mean, I think it looked cool too, I’m just curious as to weather you’re really allowed to do that.[/quote]

    It’s not part of the team’s official uni, so technically it was a no-no. Which makes it all the cooler that the umps let him get away with it.

  • Kenny | October 16, 2006 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”14225″][quote comment=”14220″]

    Not exactly sure about the towels, because I’ve never really seen them at the games before. I am currently looking into it though. My assumption is they passed them out for the playoffs, but atleast we can say we didn’t copy this off anyone!![/quote]

    Um, you can have that one, Kenny. In fact, every time I see Spiezio, I have the urge to pull out his “beard” one hair at a time. I don’t care if he matches that thing to his uni color—it’s still disturbing.

    Oh, and I’m with Banker Bill about Belliard’s tongue–though not the dreds. It’s like watching a car-wreck with that tongue. Can’t look at it, but can’t look away.[/quote]

    Hell I’ll take it if he keeps hitting like he is…Belliard’s tongue is scary looking, maybe he does it because of the lipper he has in…anyway I don’t wanna see it either, but apparently they don’t mind it

  • Minna H | October 16, 2006 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”14227″]
    Thank you Minna – agreeing with me and a hockey fan to boot – if I wasn’t married…
    then I’d be single![/quote]

    Hate to burst your bubble, Bill, but I am not a hockey fan, though I am–no pun intended–warming up to it. My last ex only liked hockey, so I started watching with him. Then, the Wild made the playoffs, so I caught as much of that as I could. Now, I watch when there’s a game on, but here’s the catch—I don’t have cable. You can guess how much hockey I can watch in that case.

    Why don’t I have cable? Because I would watch too much sports, of course! Also, it’s too much to pay for three channels.

  • Banker Bill | October 16, 2006 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”14235″][quote comment=”14227″]
    Thank you Minna – agreeing with me and a hockey fan to boot – if I wasn’t married…
    then I’d be single![/quote]

    Hate to burst your bubble, Bill, but I am not a hockey fan, though I am–no pun intended–warming up to it. My last ex only liked hockey, so I started watching with him. Then, the Wild made the playoffs, so I caught as much of that as I could. Now, I watch when there’s a game on, but here’s the catch—I don’t have cable. You can guess how much hockey I can watch in that case.

    Why don’t I have cable? Because I would watch too much sports, of course! Also, it’s too much to pay for three channels.[/quote]

    My wife is becoming a fan by osmosis – all those Ranger games have to have an effect somehow – taking her to MSG for the first time this year.

    Between Belliard’s tongue and Spiezio’s soul patch – which looks very Satanic to me by the way – the two of them are desecrating one of the classiest unis in all of sports. At least McGwire only stretched the sleeves out.

    On a tangent, if a player gets caught on the juice, will Tampa or Houston sign them for the advertising tie-in between Tropicana field or Minute Maid park? Just wondering….

    Thank you – I’ll be here all week – please try the veal.

  • Dwight | October 16, 2006 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”14201″]no one has mentioned anthony reyes’s awesome socks from last night. remeniscent of hockey socks. it would have been much cooler if the whole team adopted the socks to match him last night[/quote]

    All is not lost with stirrups – my son noticed Reyes’s socks before I did and his reaction was Stirrups – with stripes – AWESOME!

  • Miguel | October 16, 2006 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”14221″]I know 2 other teams did this earlier in the pre-season, but I haven’t seen this mentioned yet. The Nuggets and Warriors played a pre-season game in Mexico recently and had little Mexican flags on the striping down the sides of their jerseys and also wore special patches on the front. It also appears Carmelo is wearing some kind of padding on his legs, under his socks; it’s also on his left arm, under his sleeve. I’ve noticed it on the arm before, but has he always done this on the legs?[/quote]

    Carmelo is wearing a protective arm sleeve. This allows players like Dwyane Wade to charge the lane without fear of getting hurt in the NBA Finals. This leads to bogus fouls called against the Mavericks, destroying team morale and leading them to choke and lose. (Not that I’m bitter or anything)

    Melo, Bron Bron and Wade also wear the flak jackets and shorts. It goes without saying I think these should be outlawed even before the tights and mid-arm sweatbands.

  • jeff | October 16, 2006 at 2:01 pm |

    just a not on the towels, the florida panthers did it for the 1997 stanley cup (throughout the whole playoffs that year too) the miami dolphins do it for the home openers, and the miami heat have done it in the past as well(but not since adopting their new color themes)

    it seems lots of teams do it during the playoffs, only in Pittsburgh did it get the designation and find a truly lasting place on a regular basis

  • John | October 16, 2006 at 2:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”14195″]Are the Tennessee Titans helmets painted a different shade of white than other white helmet teams. Compare this with this It looked to me yesterday that the Titans have a sort of pearlescent look to them. While the Cards, Dolphin, Jets, and Colts look like the stock white plastic.
    Anyone know if this is the case. And, are any of the white helmets painted? Or do they just slap the decals on an out of the box white helmet.[/quote]

    Actually the Dolphins also have pearlescent white helmets, but I’m fairly sure the Colts and Jets are plain white shells. I’m not sure about the Cards as I haven’t more than a quick highlight this season – I guess we’ll see them tonight on MNF.

    I think the Colts had the pearlescent finish as well for a couple of seasons until they went to the “throwback” darker royal and gray facemasks in 2004.

  • Richard | October 16, 2006 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”14236″][quote comment=”14235″][quote comment=”14227″]
    Thank you Minna – agreeing with me and a hockey fan to boot – if I wasn’t married…
    then I’d be single![/quote]

    Hate to burst your bubble, Bill, but I am not a hockey fan, though I am–no pun intended–warming up to it. My last ex only liked hockey, so I started watching with him. Then, the Wild made the playoffs, so I caught as much of that as I could. Now, I watch when there’s a game on, but here’s the catch—I don’t have cable. You can guess how much hockey I can watch in that case.

    Why don’t I have cable? Because I would watch too much sports, of course! Also, it’s too much to pay for three channels.[/quote]

    My wife is becoming a fan by osmosis – all those Ranger games have to have an effect somehow – taking her to MSG for the first time this year.

    Between Belliard’s tongue and Spiezio’s soul patch – which looks very Satanic to me by the way – the two of them are desecrating one of the classiest unis in all of sports. At least McGwire only stretched the sleeves out.

    On a tangent, if a player gets caught on the juice, will Tampa or Houston sign them for the advertising tie-in between Tropicana field or Minute Maid park? Just wondering….

    Thank you – I’ll be here all week – please try the veal.[/quote]

    You can find out some stuff about the Homer Hanky here.
    And from this, it looks like the Terrible Towel came first.

    Can’t for sure say if the Hanky’s a copy, but here’s some more support.

  • dchis | October 16, 2006 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”14239″]just a not on the towels, the florida panthers did it for the 1997 stanley cup (throughout the whole playoffs that year too) the miami dolphins do it for the home openers, and the miami heat have done it in the past as well(but not since adopting their new color themes)

    it seems lots of teams do it during the playoffs, only in Pittsburgh did it get the designation and find a truly lasting place on a regular basis[/quote]

    See post #74. The Panthers made it to the 96 Finals and the Flyers made it in 97.

  • David | October 16, 2006 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”14228″][quote comment=”14208″]Wow! A discussion of *sigh* Troy P. and a pic of Rafa? I love this board! By the way, Troy said after the game that he didn’t care if the tackle was by his hair or his ankles,and, yes, the penalty was for taunting after the play.

    Scott W., I feel your pain—I truly do. No amount of good uni-materias can make up for getting swept. None.

    To reiterate from last night, did the Cardinal Kerchief come first of the waking white items for the Midwest teams? Todd K.? Kenny? Anyone?

    Yay, a Monday morning when no one is dissing the Vikings’ unis!

    ps. I had a dream last night in which I was talking about this board, the circle on the chest discussion, and the different cups reply. I blame Mike from Queens and his Mr. Fair.[/quote]

    This was the only thing I could find…it was on the Cardinals website posted on Oct. 7th.

    Sense of October
    Cardinal Nation was out in full force Saturday afternoon, waving promotional towels, delivering standing ovations for great first-inning defensive plays and chanting “Let’s Go Cardinals” when the Cardinals started a rally and “MVP” for Pujols.

    Looks like they passed them out for the playoffs[/quote]

    I remember the Padres giving away little towels in the ’98 playoffs, so it’s been around for while.

  • BCrisp | October 16, 2006 at 2:14 pm |

    Texas A&M has its own towels. They’ve been used there since at least 1988. I’m pretty sure we were not the first to wave towels at a game.
    12th Man Towel

  • Chad | October 16, 2006 at 2:16 pm |

    Paul,

    Do you know much about glove designs. My favorite design type is this, open back with a single post web with 3 cross-bars, this is the actual glove I own. When I bought it last summer it was the only glove I could find of this type. I wanted to replace the Louisville Slugger glove I’ve had since 3rd grade (I used that glove for a damn long time) but I wanted the same type of glove, and that Akadema glove was the only one I could find. It seems that design has been pretty much replaced by H wed designs, Akadema has since stopped offering the glove I bought too. Do you have any Idea why this is? I’m pretty sure a bunch of major leaguers still use type, I’ll try to find pictures. Wilson makes this glove, but theres no way in hell I’m buying a piece of crap that looks like that.

  • Teenage FBI | October 16, 2006 at 2:17 pm |

    Further to the Roger Neilson towel story, here’s a nice background piece on the guy in Vancouver who really launched the tradition. A guy named Butts Giraud. You can’t make this stuff up.

    http://www.dogsear.c...

  • Tako | October 16, 2006 at 2:25 pm |

    hey, let’s cut the ducks a little slack, it was livestrong day at autzen so EVERYBODY was in all yellow. the coaches had yellow shirts on, they were selling the special edition yellow livestrong oregon hats at the stadium, so at least it was for a good cause. maybe we won’t see them again?

  • Kenny | October 16, 2006 at 2:42 pm |
  • Gabe | October 16, 2006 at 2:47 pm |

    Everyone wondering where and when the towel trend started look here . Myron Cope is a God.

  • Minna H | October 16, 2006 at 2:48 pm |

    Ok. Just to summarize the debate about the ‘waving a piece of linen wildly in the air’ debate, Pittsburgh’s ‘Terrible Towel’ debuted in 1975. Roger Nielson waved the white towel in 1982 (Read the last paragraph under Coachng Legacy. The Twins seem to be the first with the ‘Homer Hanky’ in 1987.

    Does anybody know of any mass that waved linen-related things in the air before 1975?

  • a arauz | October 16, 2006 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”14178″][quote comment=”14144″]I’m sure all of you heard/watched it, but in the second inning last night Joe Buck, McCarver, etc were discussing the fact that Anthony Reyes and Oliver Perez both went with the high socks (although Reyes is the only one with stirrups). While impressive, the only thing I could think was “Yeah, but the Mets are wearing black instead of the much better looking blue.” Then the cameras flashed to Pujols and Belliard and the announcers had something not-as-nice to say about the pajama look.[/quote]

    Since Belliard was brought up, and this is not really uni-related, but it is personal presentation related – Ronnie – ditch the skull cap and cornrows, and for the sake of whatever deity you choose to worship (can’t say God – don’t want to offend!) – KEEP YOUR TONGUE IN YOUR MOUTH – anyone else think he looks like a Komodo Dragon every time they show a close-up – in the batters box, on the bases – constantly licking his lower lip. Disgusting. I don’t want to see that – I usually eat things when I’m watching the game, and my Ben & Jerry’s almost became an integral part of my carpet last night after 4 games of his tongue.[/quote]
    I’m glad this was brought up, what a disgusting human being. Nice boot @ second to start the killer rally too, uh??

  • Richard | October 16, 2006 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”14255″]Ok. Just to summarize the debate about the ‘waving a piece of linen wildly in the air’ debate, Pittsburgh’s ‘Terrible Towel’ debuted in 1975. Roger Nielson waved the white towel in 1982 (Read the last paragraph under Coachng Legacy. The Twins seem to be the first with the ‘Homer Hanky’ in 1987.

    Does anybody know of any mass that waved linen-related things in the air before 1975?[/quote]

    lovely recap – not sure if there was any linen waving pre-1975…

  • dchis | October 16, 2006 at 3:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”14255″]Ok. Just to summarize the debate about the ‘waving a piece of linen wildly in the air’ debate, Pittsburgh’s ‘Terrible Towel’ debuted in 1975. Roger Nielson waved the white towel in 1982 (Read the last paragraph under Coachng Legacy. The Twins seem to be the first with the ‘Homer Hanky’ in 1987.

    Does anybody know of any mass that waved linen-related things in the air before 1975?[/quote]

    What about the NBA. I don’t know of anything post 1993 on towells. I remember the Charlotte Hornets gave away towells in the playoffs that year. I think I still have one in my closet in my parents house.

  • Banker Bill | October 16, 2006 at 3:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”14255″]Ok. Just to summarize the debate about the ‘waving a piece of linen wildly in the air’ debate, Pittsburgh’s ‘Terrible Towel’ debuted in 1975. Roger Nielson waved the white towel in 1982 (Read the last paragraph under Coachng Legacy. The Twins seem to be the first with the ‘Homer Hanky’ in 1987.

    Does anybody know of any mass that waved linen-related things in the air before 1975?[/quote]

    I believe the French have been waving white flags and surrendering to everything and everyone for years….

    Oh…you meant in a sporting environment.

  • Shane | October 16, 2006 at 3:03 pm |

    Oh, Luongo. Keep the green pads, they look awesome with the throwbacks.

  • Patrick O'Donnell | October 16, 2006 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”14161″]The K-State uniforms look tons better in person. I am not sure what the photographer was thinking, allowing the shirts to be untucked and the shorts down to the ankles… At midnight madness on Friday they looked normal in length, and actually looked pretty sharp… This is a really bad picture of a really bad pose. Trust Me.[/quote]

    I have to agree with you. I’m not crazy about them, but they aren’t as bad as that pictures suggests by any means.

  • Minna H | October 16, 2006 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”14257″][quote comment=”14255″]Ok. Just to summarize the debate about the ‘waving a piece of linen wildly in the air’ debate, Pittsburgh’s ‘Terrible Towel’ debuted in 1975. Roger Nielson waved the white towel in 1982 (Read the last paragraph under Coachng Legacy. The Twins seem to be the first with the ‘Homer Hanky’ in 1987.

    Does anybody know of any mass that waved linen-related things in the air before 1975?[/quote]

    lovely recap – not sure if there was any linen waving pre-1975…[/quote]

    Hey, Richard, thanks. I’m guessing that things like that weren’t as well documented back then, either. What did we all do before the internet and the Uni Watch Blog?

  • Richard | October 16, 2006 at 3:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”14258″][quote comment=”14255″]Ok. Just to summarize the debate about the ‘waving a piece of linen wildly in the air’ debate, Pittsburgh’s ‘Terrible Towel’ debuted in 1975. Roger Nielson waved the white towel in 1982 (Read the last paragraph under Coachng Legacy. The Twins seem to be the first with the ‘Homer Hanky’ in 1987.

    Does anybody know of any mass that waved linen-related things in the air before 1975?[/quote]

    What about the NBA. I don’t know of anything post 1993 on towells. I remember the Charlotte Hornets gave away towells in the playoffs that year. I think I still have one in my closet in my parents house.[/quote]

    possibly the end-all of this topic

    Post 1993, not sure of playoff towels, but the most famous towel waving in basketball, would have to be M.L. Carr and the Celtics of the 80’s.

  • a arauz | October 16, 2006 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”14231″][quote comment=”14229″]In the 1982 NHL Cambpell Conference Finals between the Black Hawks and the Canucks, Vancouver coach Roger “Captain Video” Neilson waved a white towel on top of a stick in the direction of the referee after what he saw as a number of bad calls against his team.

    When the Canucks returned home, thousands of fans turned out with white towels of their own to wave. A tradition was born.

    God bless Richard Brodeur.[/quote]

    I remember that…that’s back to the days of Stan Smyl and Harold Snepsts. They had awful jersey’s though.

    Another Roger Neilson tidbit – “Captain Video” used to replace his goaltender with a defenseman on penalty shots so that he could rush out and take the puck away. The NHL mandated that a goaltender HAD to be in the net on a penalty shot because of this. Neilson was pretty forward-thinking – and the hockey world is a little less bright since he passed…and not just becuase of the glow in the dark floral ties he used to wear.[/quote]

    Sorry to piggyback on your quote again, BB, but I have to…. RIP, Captain Video. I loved Roger and miss him dearly. The NHL misses that guy greatly.

  • mnhockeyfan | October 16, 2006 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”14220″][quote comment=”14208″]Wow! A discussion of *sigh* Troy P. and a pic of Rafa? I love this board! By the way, Troy said after the game that he didn’t care if the tackle was by his hair or his ankles,and, yes, the penalty was for taunting after the play.

    Scott W., I feel your pain—I truly do. No amount of good uni-materias can make up for getting swept. None.

    To reiterate from last night, did the Cardinal Kerchief come first of the waking white items for the Midwest teams? Todd K.? Kenny? Anyone?

    Yay, a Monday morning when no one is dissing the Vikings’ unis!

    ps. I had a dream last night in which I was talking about this board, the circle on the chest discussion, and the different cups reply. I blame Mike from Queens and his Mr. Fair.[/quote]

    Not exactly sure about the towels, because I’ve never really seen them at the games before. I am currently looking into it though. My assumption is they passed them out for the playoffs, but atleast we can say we didn’t copy this off anyone!![/quote]

    I dont mean to burst your bubble any, but earlier this season the twins did a give away of Joe Mauer-esque side burns that looked just like that, except they were brown.

  • Joe | October 16, 2006 at 3:34 pm |

    Regarding the Toque/Knit cap, i was always under the impression the toque had a small brim on it. Where as the knit cap didnt

  • Minna H | October 16, 2006 at 3:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”14263″]

    possibly the end-all of this topic

    Post 1993, not sure of playoff towels, but the most famous towel waving in basketball, would have to be M.L. Carr and the Celtics of the 80’s.[/quote]

    Thank you, Richard, for coming up with the definitive (until someone else finds something else) encapsulation on this topic.

    Oh, and mnhockeyfan, I’m trying to forget the Joe Mauer sideburn giveaway. *Shudder*.

  • dchis | October 16, 2006 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”14269″][quote comment=”14263″]

    possibly the end-all of this topic

    Post 1993, not sure of playoff towels, but the most famous towel waving in basketball, would have to be M.L. Carr and the Celtics of the 80’s.[/quote]

    Thank you, Richard, for coming up with the definitive (until someone else finds something else) encapsulation on this topic.

    Oh, and mnhockeyfan, I’m trying to forget the Joe Mauer sideburn giveaway. *Shudder*.[/quote]

    When did teams start giving away facial hair pieces as game give-aways. I remember the Mariners doing this in 95 with Bobby Ayala and his goatee and not necessarily facial hair but with Jay Buhner and his shaved head. Or was it started with the coneheads showing up at games that David Cone would pitch for the Mets??

  • Azul Army | October 16, 2006 at 4:03 pm |

    I know its been said already, but props to Anthony Reyes for wearing the Cards’ socks the way they were meant to be worn. Even my wife said she liked them.

    I also saw thosa Alabama jerseys with the houndstooth collar. How classy of a move would it be to make that permanent?

    Last thing: I have several football and baseball jerseys. Does anyone know where I can get an Ed Hochuli ref jersey?

  • Miguel | October 16, 2006 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”14272″]Does anyone know where I can get an Ed Hochuli ref jersey?[/quote]

    You may have to check the back pages of Muscle & Fitness or Mens Health.

    I hope you’re a 52 chest with a 30 waist, or it just won’t look right.

  • dchis | October 16, 2006 at 4:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”14272″]I know its been said already, but props to Anthony Reyes for wearing the Cards’ socks the way they were meant to be worn. Even my wife said she liked them.

    I also saw thosa Alabama jerseys with the houndstooth collar. How classy of a move would it be to make that permanent?

    Last thing: I have several football and baseball jerseys. Does anyone know where I can get an Ed Hochuli ref jersey?[/quote]

    If you want one of his you might need 40in. BICEPS!!!!

  • Taylor | October 16, 2006 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”14177″]i know most people really love their unis, but michigan had some serious problems on saturday night.

    1. in hd, under stadium lighting, their yellow (“maize”) pants were as bright as the oregon unis (these pics don’t do it justice, but anyone else who saw it in hd would agree)

    2. the all-navy socks look horrendous

    3. yellow piping nike bib

    while they do a pretty good job of hiding their swoosh in the collar, they crimes all scream NIKE! and take away from what would otherwise be a very classy look[/quote]

    Those navy Michigan socks look great! More teams should wear a solid sock all the way up to the knee like Nebraska did a few years back. Like UNC should wear navy socks, Ohio State should wear red, Duke should wear royal blue, Oregon should wear, er, (insert your own joke here, guys! :) )

  • Big Ed | October 16, 2006 at 4:17 pm |

    1. Myron Cope is a GOD
    2. Ed Hoculi is a GOD (and an attorney!!)
    3. Oregon wears yellow and wins….Oregon plays a yellow shod Cal team and loses…coincidence, i think not!! Oregon is the best dressed team in the NCAA…

    “Style Lives Here!!”

  • dchis | October 16, 2006 at 4:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”14276″]1. Myron Cope is a GOD
    2. Ed Hoculi is a GOD (and an attorney!!)
    3. Oregon wears yellow and wins….Oregon plays a yellow shod Cal team and loses…coincidence, i think not!! Oregon is the best dressed team in the NCAA…

    “Style Lives Here!!”[/quote]

    How can Oregon be the best dressed in the NCAA when they are not even the best dressed in the PAC-10????

  • Vincent | October 16, 2006 at 4:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”14259″][quote comment=”14255″]Ok. Just to summarize the debate about the ‘waving a piece of linen wildly in the air’ debate, Pittsburgh’s ‘Terrible Towel’ debuted in 1975. Roger Nielson waved the white towel in 1982 (Read the last paragraph under Coachng Legacy. The Twins seem to be the first with the ‘Homer Hanky’ in 1987.

    Does anybody know of any mass that waved linen-related things in the air before 1975?[/quote]

    I believe the French have been waving white flags and surrendering to everything and everyone for years….

    Oh…you meant in a sporting environment.[/quote]
    Mouahahahahahahah…
    *breathe*
    Mouahahahahahahah…
    ;):p

  • Kenny | October 16, 2006 at 4:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”14267″][quote comment=”14220″][quote comment=”14208″]Wow! A discussion of *sigh* Troy P. and a pic of Rafa? I love this board! By the way, Troy said after the game that he didn’t care if the tackle was by his hair or his ankles,and, yes, the penalty was for taunting after the play.

    Scott W., I feel your pain—I truly do. No amount of good uni-materias can make up for getting swept. None.

    To reiterate from last night, did the Cardinal Kerchief come first of the waking white items for the Midwest teams? Todd K.? Kenny? Anyone?

    Yay, a Monday morning when no one is dissing the Vikings’ unis!

    ps. I had a dream last night in which I was talking about this board, the circle on the chest discussion, and the different cups reply. I blame Mike from Queens and his Mr. Fair.[/quote]

    Not exactly sure about the towels, because I’ve never really seen them at the games before. I am currently looking into it though. My assumption is they passed them out for the playoffs, but atleast we can say we didn’t copy this off anyone!![/quote]

    I dont mean to burst your bubble any, but earlier this season the twins did a give away of Joe Mauer-esque side burns that looked just like that, except they were brown.[/quote]

    I was referencing the Cardinal red soul patch alone…I know other teams have done it for guys with abnormally large hair…Ben Wallace, Matt Clement

  • Matthew | October 16, 2006 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”14276″]1. Myron Cope is a GOD
    2. Ed Hoculi is a GOD (and an attorney!!)
    3. Oregon wears yellow and wins….Oregon plays a yellow shod Cal team and loses…coincidence, i think not!! Oregon is the best dressed team in the NCAA…

    “Style Lives Here!!”[/quote]

    Where can I get the drugs you are quite clearly on? We’ve all debated the merits of various shades of yellow here in the past (e.g. maize v. gold), but Oregon’s yellow uniforms stung my eyes. They should keep wearing the white and green ones from the week before..much nicer.

    In all seriousness, Hochuli is, in addition to a being one of the best known officials in the NFL, is also a pretty damn good at what he does. Anyone who saw the end of the Seahawks-Rams game yesterday can attest to that…Linehan completely deflated after that call, but what could he do? He knew Hochuli was right.

  • girard31 | October 16, 2006 at 5:16 pm |

    Am I right on the fatc that Oregon has yet to break out a different color helmet? I’ll bet it’s superstition because they’re doing so well.

  • Cyrus | October 16, 2006 at 5:31 pm |

    I think it’d be great if Bama made that a permanent change to their unis…though Auburn fans will have another reason to say “bama fans keep living in the past”

    On a related note, does anyone have a picture of the commemerative caps some Bama players were wearing? I think they were baseball caps with the houndstooth pattern and the Bama “Script A” logo in red on the front middle. A picture or a link to where I can get one would be appreciated =]

  • Azul Army | October 16, 2006 at 5:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”14273″][quote comment=”14272″]Does anyone know where I can get an Ed Hochuli ref jersey?[/quote]

    You may have to check the back pages of Muscle & Fitness or Mens Health.

    I hope you’re a 52 chest with a 30 waist, or it just won’t look right.[/quote]

    Well, how about a 52 inch waist and a 30 chest?

  • Andy | October 16, 2006 at 6:07 pm |

    Missed most of last night’s Mets/Cards game because I had a prior commitment to see Okkervil River

    Looks like the guy in the bottom left is having some uni problems on the right leg, from about the knee on down.

  • Jonathan | October 16, 2006 at 6:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”14287″][quote comment=”14273″][quote comment=”14272″]Does anyone know where I can get an Ed Hochuli ref jersey?[/quote]

    You may have to check the back pages of Muscle & Fitness or Mens Health.

    I hope you’re a 52 chest with a 30 waist, or it just won’t look right.[/quote]

    Well, how about a 52 inch waist and a 30 chest?[/quote]

    Um, that would be Bill Parcells (or Eric Mangini)!!

  • Teebz | October 16, 2006 at 6:55 pm |

    The best fan give-away has got to be the Florida Panthers. They started giving away rubber rats that would be thrown on the ice after every Panther goal. It started on opening night in the 95-96 season when Scott Melanby shot a rat in the clubhouse and killed it against a wall. That night he scored two goals and goalie Jon Vanbiesbrook called it a “rat-trick” and so it was born. They made it to the finals that year and every goal in the playoffs would send thousands of rats onto the ice. The Pittsburgh Penguins goalie tried to hide in the net from all the rats!!!!

    Ok, just so you know, the NHL banned the Panthers from giving out the plastic rats. Colorado complained during the Finals that year, and the NHL told Florida not to do it again. The promotion, personally, was a waste of time since it took more than 10 minutes to clean them off the ice when the Panthers scored. The was the official reason given for the discontinuation of the promotion.

    The Barney Rubble Hairpieces, aka the Buffa-slugs, are on the verge of imploding the entire universe with their cross-promotion of logos and bastardization of jerseys. End the insanity!

    Minna, we still gotta get Paul to Minny, not to mention, I gotta get there too. Don’t give up on the dream! Vive Uni Watch!

  • Daniel | October 16, 2006 at 6:59 pm |

    Dude, I love Okkervil River

  • Micah | October 16, 2006 at 7:13 pm |

    Actually, Kansas State’s jerseys are NOT made by Brand Jordan. The only official Jordan schools are North Carolina, Georgetown, Cal, and North Carolina A & T. The reason you can’t see the Swoosh is because the jerseys are untucked, obscuring the logo that is placed on the hip. Nike never places the logo on the jersey itself; that is only on replicas sold to the public.

  • ACC | October 16, 2006 at 7:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”14205″][quote comment=”14198″]I am sometimes a “look at the brightside” person, and so I have to say that K-State’s shoulder contrast is at least a creative way to get away from the same-ol’ Nike Template shoulder triangles. So I like that, and whatever it takes to get the attention off of the claw-mark crap.

    The blue-on-blue titans’ uni makes the pants striping really out of place.[/quote]

    The Titans regular home uniforms are very nice. They are the second best in their division and only because the Colts got rid of the stripes on their socks.[/quote]

    2nd best to Jaguars?
    I like the Titans’ light blue 3rd jersey.

  • Minna H | October 16, 2006 at 8:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”14326″]

    Minna, we still gotta get Paul to Minny, not to mention, I gotta get there too. Don’t give up on the dream! Vive Uni Watch![/quote]

    La reve, elle est mort, Teebz. Just kidding. We will get Paul here if I have to drag his skinny ass out here myself. Good to see you, mon ami canadien! Do you think what Scutero wore was a toque as well? I still think stocking cap.

    ps. Who canceled tonight’s game when I wasn’t looking?

  • Wes | October 16, 2006 at 9:11 pm |

    see that zebra style nasal strip on Devin Hester?

  • Matt Bonnett | October 16, 2006 at 9:11 pm |

    Cardinals punter wearing a 1 bar helmet, announcers on MNF making fun of it “its sagging” and noting correctly that you cant wear it if you are coming into the league now.

  • Brinke Guthrie | October 16, 2006 at 10:07 pm |

    boy, thats OLD school.

    And why are we having to see a JAY Z VIDEO during halftime. Ah, for the old days of Howard VOing the clips.

  • Big Ed | October 16, 2006 at 10:08 pm |

    as discussed before on here…Scott Player wears the single bar in a down position when punting and moves it up to make a “tackle” after the punt is away

    Oregon has only wore the green helmet this year so far…i want the all white oufit w/ the white helmet and THEN i want the all yellow outfit w/ the prototype yellow helmet w/ the GHOST FLAMES!!

  • Brinke Guthrie | October 16, 2006 at 10:32 pm |

    Cards whuppin the Bears. The only thing the Cards need now are red helmets with black facemasks. (Put a white border around the logo.)

  • C.J. | October 16, 2006 at 10:32 pm |

    While you were checking out the asymmetrical helmet designs on Bolivar’s helmets, did you notice their cool-ass nicknames? They are the Bolivar Liberators, named after South American independence leader Simón Bolivar, known as “El Libertador”.

  • Miguel | October 16, 2006 at 10:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”14330″]The only official Jordan schools are North Carolina, Georgetown, Cal, and North Carolina A & T.[/quote]

    St. John’s used to be a part of Team Jordan. (You can almost make it out on the lower left hem here) I guess they got replaced by Georgetown.

  • Teebz | October 16, 2006 at 11:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”14333″][quote comment=”14326″]

    Minna, we still gotta get Paul to Minny, not to mention, I gotta get there too. Don’t give up on the dream! Vive Uni Watch![/quote]

    La reve, elle est mort, Teebz. Just kidding. We will get Paul here if I have to drag his skinny ass out here myself. Good to see you, mon ami canadien! Do you think what Scutero wore was a toque as well? I still think stocking cap.[\quote]

    I don’t think threatening Paul’s bottom will encourage him to come to Minny. ;o)

    I am down with Scutero’s toque. The problem? It isn’t that cold in Detroit. Those Oakland boys are soft! We play ball into October here, and we only wear toques if it’s snowing. Otherwise, mock turtlenecks, your uniform, your ballcap, and hit the diamonds! No excuses! :o)

  • Teebz | October 16, 2006 at 11:27 pm |

    What the heck is wrong with me? I’ve screwed up two quotes in the last week! I may have to self-impose a comment ban if I can’t fix this bad habit.

  • Minna H | October 16, 2006 at 11:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”14345″]What the heck is wrong with me? I’ve screwed up two quotes in the last week! I may have to self-impose a comment ban if I can’t fix this bad habit.[/quote]

    Aw, Teebz, don’t do that! We all make mistakes, even me! I wasn’t threatening Paul, merely explaining that I am not afraid to get my hands dirty.

    As for cold, we should have the Uni gathering here in January—we’re supposed to have a cold winter this year. About time, I say! It’s barely reached below zero the last three years. You all should come for the Winter Carnival—there will be plenty of interesting ‘unis’ to amuse us. Last time I went, it was only eleven below fahrenheit (minus twenty-four, celsius). We can see the ice palace if they build one this year. We can go ice fishing! Come on, Paul—you know you want to freeze your ass off first thing in the morning!

  • Minna H | October 16, 2006 at 11:53 pm |

    Paul, I’ll even buy you one of these to keep warm while we fish. What do you say?

  • DarkAudit | October 17, 2006 at 12:13 am |

    WVU goes with the all gold pants, while (forgive me) Syracuse’s away kit is nice and old school.

  • Paul Lukas | October 17, 2006 at 12:19 am |

    [quote comment=”14347″]Paul, I’ll even buy you one of these to keep warm while we fish. What do you say?[/quote]

    For the record: I have ice-fished before, in Alaska. As we walked out onto the frozen lake and prepared to drill a hole in the ice, one member of our group asked, “Don’t we get one of those little shacks with a heater and satellite TV and all that?” To which our host, an Alaskan native, replied, “That’s only for pussies in Minnesota.”

    I’m gonna duck now.

  • Minna H | October 17, 2006 at 12:41 am |

    [quote comment=”14349″][quote comment=”14347″]Paul, I’ll even buy you one of these to keep warm while we fish. What do you say?[/quote]

    For the record: I have ice-fished before, in Alaska. As we walked out onto the frozen lake and prepared to drill a hole in the ice, one member of our group asked, “Don’t we get one of those little shacks with a heater and satellite TV and all that?” To which our host, an Alaskan native, replied, “That’s only for pussies in Minnesota.”

    I’m gonna duck now.[/quote]

    Are you calling Minnesotans PUSSIES!?!?! Them there’s fighting words, Paul! Actually, I think there are two groups of ice fishing people. Them that ‘tent up’ and them that don’t. We got plenty of both.

    Uh, did you see the mention of the ice castle? We can also see this: Yum yum. Because really, who doesn’t want to see buxom blondes and brunettes carved out of butter?

    Don’t make me come after you, Paul! Or maybe we’ll have to have a Uni Watch party in absentia….

    p.s. Did you catch any fish?

  • Gibby | October 17, 2006 at 12:41 am |

    Some notes for those on the left coast. I was watchin’ Sportscentre (no spell check needed, centre is spelt that way in Canada, eh) as they were showing the recently canned Ken Macha. He was wearing the A’s road cap, which green clashed with the playoff Dugout jacket he was wearing. I tried to find a pic with no luck, but did find other examples of different shades of green.

    And the East. Some good news from the brawl in Florida on Saturday. FIU is now on the list of teams that can properly wear stripes on their shoulders (all the way around!).

  • jeff | October 17, 2006 at 12:52 am |

    [quote comment=”14214″][quote comment=”14211″][quote comment=”14208″]Wow! A discussion of *sigh* Troy P. and a pic of Rafa? I love this board! By the way, Troy said after the game that he didn’t care if the tackle was by his hair or his ankles,and, yes, the penalty was for taunting after the play.

    Scott W., I feel your pain—I truly do. No amount of good uni-materias can make up for getting swept. None.

    To reiterate from last night, did the Cardinal Kerchief come first of the waking white items for the Midwest teams? Todd K.? Kenny? Anyone?

    Yay, a Monday morning when no one is dissing the Vikings’ unis!

    ps. I had a dream last night in which I was talking about this board, the circle on the chest discussion, and the different cups reply. I blame Mike from Queens and his Mr. Fair.[/quote]

    im just going to give an assumption that the “grandaddy of ’em all” would be the terrible towel made famous in the 70’s, and still practiced today in pittsburgh,

    after that i remember only the twins in 87 with the homer hanky (and that stupid frickin song sung to the beat of hanky panky). after that… good luck. its just another way to have a free giveaway for the fans that be used for jocularity.[/quote]

    The best fan give-away has got to be the Florida Panthers. They started giving away rubber rats that would be thrown on the ice after every Panther goal. It started on opening night in the 95-96 season when Scott Melanby shot a rat in the clubhouse and killed it against a wall. That night he scored two goals and goalie Jon Vanbiesbrook called it a “rat-trick” and so it was born. They made it to the finals that year and every goal in the playoffs would send thousands of rats onto the ice. The Pittsburgh Penguins goalie tried to hide in the net from all the rats!!!![/quote]

    wasn’t it 96-97?

  • Brian | October 17, 2006 at 1:06 am |

    I found an interesting youtube video today. I don’t think I’ve seen it posted here yet, sorry if it has.

    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Mike from Queens | October 17, 2006 at 1:20 am |

    Where in the world is John Ekdahl on the boards? I dont want to have to play a video game to find you…

  • SCOTT | October 17, 2006 at 1:31 am |

    Does anyone know what chinstraps these are? Tyey aren’t the normal adams chin strap like these. They only have two holes, as compared to three.

  • SCOTT | October 17, 2006 at 1:34 am |

    Also, here is my choice for NFL uni of the year and rookie of the year. 4 TD’s in 5 games for the third to last pick. Just wish we could get that white stripe off the top of the helmets. But nothing is better than the Louisiana state patch on the front VERY CLASSY and well done.

  • Minna H | October 17, 2006 at 1:35 am |

    [quote comment=”14356″]Where in the world is John Ekdahl on the boards? I dont want to have to play a video game to find you…[/quote]

    San Diego? I was thinking the same thing, Mike. Ek, show thyself!

    As for, Mr. from Queens, I blame you and your Mr. Fair for my dream about cups last night. Yeah, I said it earlier, but I wanted to make sure you read it.

  • Steve-O | October 17, 2006 at 1:41 am |

    hey, i just found this great article on the AZ Cardinals’ punter’s one-bar face mask. I love this face mask and think it is one of the coolest designs in history.


    one-bar facemask

    hey paul, have you seen this website before? has anyone else seen it? new uni-related website

  • SCOTT | October 17, 2006 at 1:43 am |
  • Tako | October 17, 2006 at 1:50 am |

    [quote comment=”14285″]Am I right on the fatc that Oregon has yet to break out a different color helmet? I’ll bet it’s superstition because they’re doing so well.[/quote]

    the yellow ones haven’t been approved because the ghost flames are so damn expensive of a paint job.

  • Buckeye Mike | October 17, 2006 at 2:17 am |

    I don’t know if anyone has shown this here before, but I don’t think I have seen this here before, but yet I think I have saw this a time or two.

  • Scott W | October 17, 2006 at 2:23 am |

    Anybody here on FACEBOOK?!? Join our group that Alex George created. We’ve only got 7 members as of now, and the more the merrier!

    If you’ve got an account, just search for “Uni Watch Enthusiasts”

    Join the crowd!

  • Scott W | October 17, 2006 at 2:26 am |

    “Join the crowd!”

    …or lack there of

  • JBan | October 17, 2006 at 2:48 am |

    [quote comment=”14357″]Does anyone know what chinstraps these are? Tyey aren’t the normal adams chin strap like these. They only have two holes, as compared to three.[/quote]

    TO and some other Cowboys are wearing new Nike chinstraps. That si what is in the picture.

  • BurghFan | October 17, 2006 at 5:10 am |

    As Myron Cope points out in his autobiography, Double Yoi!, Miami Dolphin fans were waving white handkerchiefs in 1972.

    The Terrible Towel is now in a class by itself, and almost never given away, but I’ve seen plenty of teams hand out towels. Two recent examples were the Cavaliers in this spring’s playoffs, and the Chargers handing out blue towels last week when they played the Steelers.

  • Taylor | October 17, 2006 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”14330″]Actually, Kansas State’s jerseys are NOT made by Brand Jordan. The only official Jordan schools are North Carolina, Georgetown, Cal, and North Carolina A & T. The reason you can’t see the Swoosh is because the jerseys are untucked, obscuring the logo that is placed on the hip. Nike never places the logo on the jersey itself; that is only on replicas sold to the public.[/quote]

    I thought Georgetown was Nike. When did they switch to Jordan?

  • Taylor | October 17, 2006 at 2:40 pm |

    Does anybody else know any major uni changes in college hoops?

    (Cinn. – Jordan to adidas)

  • Mark | October 18, 2006 at 5:21 pm |

    Those houndstooth hats were also given away in the student section, i cant find a link, nor do i have a digital camera, but they are pretty nice even though they are from the evil empire

  • roger k | October 25, 2006 at 12:50 am |

    I was skeptical of the Bryant commemorative jerseys, but they were ok. The cool thing is that the nameplates on back of the jerseys was in the the same font style as they were in 1981, as was the numbers. Back then of course, the jerseys were made by Russell, but that is another story. The realy neat thing would have been if Bama had worn those awesome crimson striped socks popular in the 70’s and 80’s. as a child I had my bama socks and my Knights socks(my hometown school). Great website. also, kudos to Ole Miss for going with no names on the jerseys! great look. And, how come Ole Miss can have an arm stripe go all the way around the pad, sleeve and back under the arm, but the COlts and Lsu can’t? HMMM?