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Split Personality

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Yesterday I mentioned that Bolivar High in Missouri wears a yellow decal on the left side of their helmet and a white uni number on the right, and asked if anyone knew of any football teams with mismatched helmet decals.

It turns out that this basic format — logo on one side, uni number on the other — is hardly unique in the world of high school football. Within hours of yesterday’s post going up, readers had identified several similar schools, including Kings High School in suburban Cincinnati (logo, uni number), Fort Madison High in Iowa (logo, uni number), Wooster High in Ohio, and La Salle High in Milwaukie, Oregon. Several other readers said they knew of additional examples but didn’t have photos.

Granted, that’s not a huge number of schools, but it’s a lot more than the number of pro or college teams that design their helmets this way (i.e., zero). I was about to ask if anyone knew why this trope appears to be limited to the high school ranks when it hit me: merchandising. High schools don’t sell replica helmets, helmet-shaped ice buckets, helmet-shaped lamps, or any of that other crap. If they did, they’d probably want the school logo on both sides. Just another case of the merchandising tail wagging the uni dog.

Thanks to all who contributed, especially Matt Lanzoff, Scott Mason, and Tim Snyder.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Speaking of high school football, if for some reason I had to go back to high school, I’d try to enroll at Sullivan South in Tennessee, where they know a thing or two about how to dress a football team (except maybe for that facemask, but don’t tell Blane Gallatin I said that, since he’s the one who provided the photo). … According to this article, Reebok’s new NHL uni template will be unveiled at this season’s All-Star Game (which means we’ve all got three months to perfect our suicide plans). … Boston College coach Tom O’Brien has a small quip about FSU’s all-black unis at the very bottom of this article (with thanks to James Harvey). … Nice little uni-centric blog entry, including a look at the NFL’s old uniform and equipment guidelines, available here. … Todd Krevanchi notes that UConn’s women’s hoops team is switching from this to this. … And Jonathan Carone reports that Liberty now looks like this (here’s another view). … We all know by now that the Cowboys have two different sets of silver pants. But Ryan Mackman wonders if they were mixing and matching last Sunday, or if it was just the way the light was reflecting on that shot. … The best thing about last night’s Mets/Cards rainout is that it gives me another excuse to link to this. … Great soccer tidbit from RJ Charles, who writes: “Interesting occurrence in England this past weekend. Chelsea had two goalkeepers injured during their game vs. Reading, forcing captain John Terry to don the third-string goalkeeper’s jersey and protect the net for the final minutes of the game. His usual uni number is 26, but the jersey he put on had No. 40. Too bad Reading couldn’t even get a shot off on him before the game ended.” … Always good to hear from Uni Watch Tennessee bureau chief (and Ralph Lauren Polo devotee) Luke Pellegra, who reports that the Tennessee hoops team, which previously looked like this, is adding some completely unnecessary black trim this season. Different side panels, too (old, new). Looks like they have some typographic issues to work out on the numeral “2,” however, at least judging by the media day pics — compare this to this (the latter of which matches the style used last season) … Speaking of media day photo shoots, here are some more shots of those crummy new OSU unis (tip o’ the cap to Michael Keys). … Good observation by Chaz Noerenberg, who notes that the uni number of Matt Leinart’s jersey clearly has a white edge, while many of his teammates’ numbers don’t. Noerenberg thinks this indicates that the black trim on Leinart’s number “must be screened onto the white twill, much the way the Swingman replicas are produced,” but I think maybe it’s just a case of crummy quality control. Joe Hilseberg, if you’re reading this, fill us in! … Did Neil Rackers have a Band-Aid on his forehead last night? … New ESPN column tomorrow (a day earlier than usual), and I don’t mind telling you that it’s a doozy. Seriously, people, prepare to have your little uni-centric worlds rocked to the core — this one’s gonna be big.

 

159 comments to Split Personality

  • matt in the nati | October 17, 2006 at 8:27 am |

    alright fristies… great talk yeasterday about towels despite not being uni related

  • Matthew | October 17, 2006 at 8:32 am |

    No inaugural patchon the Cards unis last night.

    Was that a one game only thing?

  • matt in the nati | October 17, 2006 at 8:33 am |

    and i made paul’s entry aren’t i a pimp.. ;-)…

    any body really understadn what these hockey jerseys suit will look like… are we talking as form fitting as football or somewhere in between?

  • Kevin A. | October 17, 2006 at 8:35 am |

    i would think putting a players number on his helment to merchandise it would sell better b/c a person could actually “have” his favorite players helmet instead of just a Jaguars helmet or something

  • Beefalo | October 17, 2006 at 8:39 am |

    Anyone else notice a similarity between the new Ohio State hoops look and the Houston Rockets?

  • matt in the nati | October 17, 2006 at 8:51 am |

    [quote comment=”14378″]i would think putting a players number on his helment to merchandise it would sell better b/c a person could actually “have” his favorite players helmet instead of just a Jaguars helmet or something[/quote]

    ah yes but if your and eagles fan and went out and got a TO helmet product you’d be up a creek…

    sports are to temporary now a day… only baseabll and hockey fans have the opportunity to wear jersey with out committing a nice chunck of change to a specific player…

    i thnks that part of the reason for the popularity of the throwback… its a chance to wear the number of a guy who won’t be signed by your rival when his contract is up…

  • Chris Doran | October 17, 2006 at 8:54 am |

    [quote comment=”14377″]any body really understadn what these hockey jerseys suit will look like… are we talking as form fitting as football or somewhere in between?[/quote]

    Not sure what, but I guarantee most of us will probably be queasy when we see them…

    I was fearing the new uniforms, but that article just made my dread worse…

  • matt in the nati | October 17, 2006 at 9:01 am |

    the article mentioned teams wearing them in the olympics any pics out there?

  • Kevin | October 17, 2006 at 9:15 am |

    [quote comment=”14377″]
    any body really understadn what these hockey jerseys suit will look like… are we talking as form fitting as football or somewhere in between?[/quote]

    First off, they are sweaters, not jerseys. Secondly, the way I have come to think about the new sweaters is that they will be tighter than this season, but looser than football jerseys. Currently, if a player raises his arm, there is a bunch of extra fabric there. I would guess next season that, along with the hemline at the bottom, will be tightened up a little bit.

    I’m not sure comparing them to the Olympic sweaters is appropriate, since those were created by Nike, but here are some pictures anyway.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | October 17, 2006 at 9:18 am |

    [quote comment=”14349″]
    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]

    dude, as much as i hate to use this term (along with abomination and monstrocity), im going to use it now. i laughed out loud on that last comment…

    New ESPN column tomorrow (a day earlier than usual), and I don’t mind telling you that it’s a doozy. Seriously, people, prepare to have your little uni-centric worlds rocked to the core — this one’s gonna be big.

    sounds like you have been stock piling shared info that wasnt to be leaked out like elaine stock piled today sponges…

  • Peter Wunsch | October 17, 2006 at 9:27 am |

    Hockey-related question: The NY rangers have two Wards on their roster. Aaron and Jason. Jason’s sweater reads J. Ward and Aaron’s reads Ward. Does anyone know why the one is missing an A?

  • ESS | October 17, 2006 at 9:27 am |

    For those of you interested in NHL logos and the stories behind them, just thought I’d mention that the Hockey News’ annual glossy was delivered yesterday (All Access is the theme this year) and for every team they explain the genesis of the logo and team name, along with the arena.

  • skott | October 17, 2006 at 9:30 am |

    i’m very worried about any new hockey jerseys…the BEST uni’s all have great stripes – Boston, Phoenix, Montreal, Chicago…
    are we totally screwed here?

    i would think that an NFL team would LOVE to have a number on the helmet for just the reason you gave – to have to buy a new one once the player left because he was “disrespected” by team XX’s offer…get a new player, new number, new helmet and jersey for fan YY to buy.

    just thinking about throwbacks – i LOVED the old Eagles white helmets. w/ the green wings? great stuff.

    college basketball kind of sucks even without the cookie cutter Nike b.s. uni’s but its even that much worse, now. at least for me.

    that little crying mr. mets old school logo is going to hopefully marry me some day.

    i love the Lukas tease for the new espn column.

  • Jill | October 17, 2006 at 9:31 am |

    Not cool how easy it is to see through those shorts on the OSU unis. Luckily in this picture you can only see the tucked in jerseys through the shorts. During the season though, you might see much more than you really want to.

  • JJD | October 17, 2006 at 9:33 am |

    Thumbs up to the new UConn womens’ hoops unis, even if they are out of the you-know-who template they are an improvement.

    I also like the Ohio State uniforms. There, I said it.

  • matt in the nati | October 17, 2006 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment=”14391″]

    that little crying mr. mets old school logo is going to hopefully marry me some day.

    [/quote]

    speaking of mr. met who come first him or him

  • Nick | October 17, 2006 at 9:40 am |

    [quote comment=”14389″]Hockey-related question: The NY rangers have two Wards on their roster. Aaron and Jason. Jason’s sweater reads J. Ward and Aaron’s reads Ward. Does anyone know why the one is missing an A?[/quote]

    I don’t know why, but the Blackhawks have the same thing going with Duncan Keith wearing ‘Keith’ on the bakc of his sweater and Matt Keith wearing ‘M. Keith.’

    I know in this case, Duncan’s a more established player on the NHL level, and Matt will likley be back and forth to the AHL, but Jason Ward was in NY before Aaron, so that doesn’t seem to work the same.

    I’m dreading the new NHL jerseys. As a porly person, hockey jerseys work just fine for me at this point. I’m not really looking to wear anything form-fitting.

    Plus the thought of more jerseys that look like the Buffaslug make me wanna cry.

  • Plasters | October 17, 2006 at 9:42 am |

    why do people want to re-live this?

  • Kevin from Ohio in Virginia | October 17, 2006 at 9:42 am |

    Paul! Caught you in a bit of a hiccup. There’s no such thing as division 1-AA in basketball. Liberty does play division 1-AA football, so I can see how the confusion happened.

  • Plasters | October 17, 2006 at 9:47 am |
  • Richard | October 17, 2006 at 9:55 am |

    Paul – this is perfect for you…no black

  • Richard | October 17, 2006 at 9:55 am |

    and kevin, you forgot to close the bold tag…

  • Kyle | October 17, 2006 at 9:58 am |

    [quote comment=”14389″]Hockey-related question: The NY rangers have two Wards on their roster. Aaron and Jason. Jason’s sweater reads J. Ward and Aaron’s reads Ward. Does anyone know why the one is missing an A?[/quote]

    Because then his sweater would say, “Award?”

  • matt in the nati | October 17, 2006 at 10:03 am |

    [quote comment=”14403″][quote comment=”14389″]Hockey-related question: The NY rangers have two Wards on their roster. Aaron and Jason. Jason’s sweater reads J. Ward and Aaron’s reads Ward. Does anyone know why the one is missing an A?[/quote]

    Because then his sweater would say, “Award?”[/quote]

    so go with Aa. Ward… that’d be different but the rnager equipment folks have enough issues

  • BJ | October 17, 2006 at 10:07 am |


    Paul, give the kid a break with his facemask. It’s just the way it is with those newfangled helmets.

  • mavkato | October 17, 2006 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”14395″][quote comment=”14389″]Hockey-related question: The NY rangers have two Wards on their roster. Aaron and Jason. Jason’s sweater reads J. Ward and Aaron’s reads Ward. Does anyone know why the one is missing an A?[/quote]

    I don’t know why, but the Blackhawks have the same thing going with Duncan Keith wearing ‘Keith’ on the bakc of his sweater and Matt Keith wearing ‘M. Keith.’

    I know in this case, Duncan’s a more established player on the NHL level, and Matt will likley be back and forth to the AHL, but Jason Ward was in NY before Aaron, so that doesn’t seem to work the same.

    I’m dreading the new NHL jerseys. As a porly person, hockey jerseys work just fine for me at this point. I’m not really looking to wear anything form-fitting.

    Plus the thought of more jerseys that look like the Buffaslug make me wanna cry.[/quote]
    I seem to remember a few years ago, the Vancouver Canucks had Henrik and Daniel Sedin on their team, and I thought both jerseys said “Sedin” with no initials at all.

  • Miguel | October 17, 2006 at 10:10 am |

    [quote comment=”14396″]why do people want to re-live this?[/quote]

    I can’t believe a 1997 Raptors jersey is considered “retro”.

  • The Ol Goaler | October 17, 2006 at 10:11 am |

    For the “Ditch the Black” Mets fans… the Mets lost to the Cardinals while wearing black, and beat the Cardinals while wearing the more-traditional road grays. So, what’s it to be tonight? As a slightly superstitious Card fan, I hope the Mets wear the black, and the Baseball Uni Gods properly punish them with a loss! (grin)

  • b. cheng | October 17, 2006 at 10:12 am |

    I thought if anything from last night’s Bears-Cardinals game would be referenced, it would be the Cardinal punter’s truly unique one bar helmet.

  • Matt | October 17, 2006 at 10:13 am |

    speaking of mr. met who come first him or him?

    Or this guy?

  • Paul Lukas | October 17, 2006 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”14394″]speaking of mr. met who come first him or him[/quote]

    I’m too lazy to look that up right now. But check this out: If you look at the Mr. Met illo, you’ll see that his eyes are comprised of teeny little baseball diamonds. How cool is that?!!

  • matt in the nati | October 17, 2006 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”14410″]

    speaking of mr. met who come first him or him?

    Or this guy?[/quote]

    or perhaps him

  • matt in the nati | October 17, 2006 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”14411″][quote comment=”14394″]speaking of mr. met who come first him or him[/quote]

    I’m too lazy to look that up right now. But check this out: If you look at the Mr. Met illo, you’ll see that his eyes are comprised of teeny little baseball diamonds. How cool is that?!![/quote]

    very cool when you consider this guys freaky eyes!!

  • dchis | October 17, 2006 at 10:37 am |

    [quote comment=”14406″][quote comment=”14395″][quote comment=”14389″]Hockey-related question: The NY rangers have two Wards on their roster. Aaron and Jason. Jason’s sweater reads J. Ward and Aaron’s reads Ward. Does anyone know why the one is missing an A?[/quote]

    I don’t know why, but the Blackhawks have the same thing going with Duncan Keith wearing ‘Keith’ on the bakc of his sweater and Matt Keith wearing ‘M. Keith.’

    I know in this case, Duncan’s a more established player on the NHL level, and Matt will likley be back and forth to the AHL, but Jason Ward was in NY before Aaron, so that doesn’t seem to work the same.

    I’m dreading the new NHL jerseys. As a porly person, hockey jerseys work just fine for me at this point. I’m not really looking to wear anything form-fitting.

    Plus the thought of more jerseys that look like the Buffaslug make me wanna cry.[/quote]

    Maybe it could be that the first initial only gets placed on one jersey instead of both. So, in that case it could be that the equipment manager goes by alphabetical order. In both examples above the player with the later first name alphabetically had his first initial on the jersey and the other didn’t.

  • matt in the nati | October 17, 2006 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”14411″][quote comment=”14394″]speaking of mr. met who come first him or him[/quote]

    I’m too lazy to look that up right now. But check this out: If you look at the Mr. Met illo, you’ll see that his eyes are comprised of teeny little baseball diamonds. How cool is that?!![/quote]

    well it look like mr. red was first… this logo is from 1960… and the reds are bringing back the handle bar stache this year

  • Perry | October 17, 2006 at 10:44 am |

    [quote comment=”14394″][quote comment=”14391″]
    speaking of mr. met who come first him or him[/quote]

    Mr. Red (the version with moustache) appeared on the Reds 1956 jersey:

    1956 Reds

  • Mark | October 17, 2006 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”14394″][quote comment=”14391″]

    that little crying mr. mets old school logo is going to hopefully marry me some day.

    [/quote]

    speaking of mr. met who come first him or him[/quote]

    okay, a little quick and dirty research shows that, what i like to call the “classic Mr. Red” made his first appearance in 1955.

    mr. met’s birthday is listed as April 11, 1962 according to the Met’s marketing department (found on Wikipedia).

    if anyone has any info to the contrary, feel free to correct me. as far as the freaky orange puffball, i am not too sure when he came into being.

  • Perry | October 17, 2006 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”14420″][quote comment=”14394″][quote comment=”14391″]
    speaking of mr. met who come first him or him[/quote]

    Mr. Red (the version with moustache) appeared on the Reds 1956 jersey:

    1956 Reds[/quote]

    yes, that should have been 1955 Reds…
    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Gary | October 17, 2006 at 10:53 am |

    My HS did the logo on one side, numbers on the other back in the early 90’s. We also did the monochrome uniform thing back then, a rather hideous look for us. Thankfully, this ugly logo only lasted a year (we had different helmets every year I was in high school, no joke) Here is a pic, you can see the logo, but you can’t see the numbers on the other side… Also quite thankfully, this is an away game, so you don’t get to see the joy that is the Smurf outfit….

  • Gary | October 17, 2006 at 10:58 am |

    OK, pic link was in the wrong place… how bout this. Linky

  • DJL | October 17, 2006 at 11:16 am |

    The Archbishop Hoban High School football team in Akron, Ohio spray paints their cleats/turfshoes solid gold.

  • Oakdale Panther | October 17, 2006 at 11:18 am |

    Did anybody notice the cardinal head stickers on Matt Leinart’s helmet last night? They weren’t applied uniformly.. one was higher than the other. You could see it from the back view. Don’t usually see such carelessness in the NFL.

    I still think the original cardinal head design was superior to the 2005 redesign.

  • Chad | October 17, 2006 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”14423″][quote comment=”14420″][quote comment=”14394″][quote comment=”14391″]
    speaking of mr. met who come first him or him[/quote]

    Mr. Red (the version with moustache) appeared on the Reds 1956 jersey:

    1956 Reds[/quote]

    yes, that should have been 1955 Reds…
    http://en.wikipedia....[/quote]

    I remember reading about this somewhere but I don’t remember. Mr. Red came first as a logo, but Mr. Met was an on field mascot before Mr. Red.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | October 17, 2006 at 11:31 am |

    so i guess i will contribute to the mr. met thing…
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • jesse | October 17, 2006 at 11:32 am |

    Off topic

    Watching college football on Saturday, and notice that the worst helmets in the game all are have combinations of words and graphics.

    Boise State this as opposed to this

    Oregon State this and;

    Toledo this

    New rule, either graphics or letter (or numbers) but not both on helmets?

  • g utz | October 17, 2006 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”14433″]Off topic

    Watching college football on Saturday, and notice that the worst helmets in the game all are have combinations of words and graphics.

    Boise State this as opposed to this

    Oregon State this and;

    Toledo this

    New rule, either graphics or letter (or numbers) but not both on helmets?[/quote]

    Couldn’t agree more

  • matt in the nati | October 17, 2006 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”14432″]so i guess i will contribute to the mr. met thing…
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    not possible as the mets where not not even a glimer in bill shea’s eyes in the 1950s

  • ThresherK | October 17, 2006 at 12:10 pm |

    Great place! I can finally ask, without being laughed at:

    What other logos have

    What other logos have

  • mg12 | October 17, 2006 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”14430″]Did anybody notice the cardinal head stickers on Matt Leinart’s helmet last night? They weren’t applied uniformly.. one was higher than the other. You could see it from the back view. Don’t usually see such carelessness in the NFL.

    I still think the original cardinal head design was superior to the 2005 redesign.[/quote]

    I dunno.

    2005 redesigned logo
    http://upload.wikime...

    Previous logo
    http://upload.wikime...

    I think that the redesign is a big improvement.

  • Josh | October 17, 2006 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”14378″]i would think putting a players number on his helment to merchandise it would sell better b/c a person could actually “have” his favorite players helmet instead of just a Jaguars helmet or something[/quote]

    The NFL Shop does sell player number helmets
    HERE

  • ThresherK | October 17, 2006 at 12:14 pm |

    …so simple even a caveman can do it!

    Let’s try that again.

    Who else has alogo with teeth which aren’t real?

    Who else has alogo with actual gums?

  • a arauz | October 17, 2006 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”14414″][quote comment=”14411″][quote comment=”14394″]speaking of mr. met who come first him or him[/quote]

    I’m too lazy to look that up right now. But check this out: If you look at the Mr. Met illo, you’ll see that his eyes are comprised of teeny little baseball diamonds. How cool is that?!![/quote]

    very cool when you consider this guys freaky eyes!![/quote]
    Are you referring to Crazy Mikey Milken?

  • frankenslade | October 17, 2006 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”14441″]…so simple even a caveman can do it!

    Let’s try that again.

    Who else has alogo with teeth which aren’t real?

    Who else has alogo with actual gums?[/quote]

    The Braves used to have a logo that showed some gum:

    http://www.sportslog...

  • Bob | October 17, 2006 at 12:21 pm |
  • a arauz | October 17, 2006 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”14421″][quote comment=”14394″][quote comment=”14391″]

    that little crying mr. mets old school logo is going to hopefully marry me some day.

    [/quote]

    speaking of mr. met who come first him or him[/quote]

    okay, a little quick and dirty research shows that, what i like to call the “classic Mr. Red” made his first appearance in 1955.

    mr. met’s birthday is listed as April 11, 1962 according to the Met’s marketing department (found on Wikipedia).

    if anyone has any info to the contrary, feel free to correct me. as far as the freaky orange puffball, i am not too sure when he came into being.[/quote]
    Not certain when the Orange made it’s first appearance, however I do know that he made his appearance because the original SU mascot: the Saltine Warrior was deemed offensive. Mind you, that’s about 25 years before all the stupid PC junk we presently read of.

  • Bob | October 17, 2006 at 12:25 pm |
  • Joe | October 17, 2006 at 12:33 pm |

    I know of this HS, Christian Brothers Academy, in NJ, whose lacrosse team does the logo/Number thing

    Number

    Logo

  • ThresherK | October 17, 2006 at 12:33 pm |

    UniWatchers, Activate! What’s the official or catchy name for the blue panel at the top of this jersey?

    Well, whatever we call it, I’m glad it’s gone. A basketball uni doesn’t have to have a veritable field of unbroken non-primary color in it, I think.

    And that asymmetrical curve? Good to lose.

    And more red in the new one? The alum and I have been rooting for the team in “white and national flag blue” (official radio description). Can’t say that without thinking “red”; great to have it back.

    But is all that worth the trade off of the swoopspear?

  • Vincent | October 17, 2006 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”14387″]First off, they are sweaters, not jerseys.[/quote]
    NHL players haven’t actually wore sweaters on the ice since the 1950s so can we agree to let people call them jerseys if they want to. :D:D

  • ThresherK | October 17, 2006 at 12:45 pm |

    A Arauz said Not certain when the Orange made it’s first appearance, however I do know that he made his appearance because the original SU mascot: the Saltine Warrior was deemed offensive. Mind you, that’s about 25 years before all the stupid PC junk we presently read of

    What, we got rid of the Saltine Warrior because we can’t offend hypertensive-Americans now?

  • WVU Tom | October 17, 2006 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”14378″]i would think putting a players number on his helment to merchandise it would sell better b/c a person could actually “have” his favorite players helmet instead of just a Jaguars helmet or something[/quote]

    I’ve always like the numbers on the helmet look (actually, I really like the decal on one side, number on the other we saw yesterday–I know I’ve seen that before, just can’t remember where), but the point you make about merchandising disturbs me. It always makes me mad when teams do uni tweaks only to line their wallets by selling more gear to fans.

    Of course, it’s hard to draw the line, because any change is going to introduce new mechandise onto the market–I guess what really gets me are all the alternates, commemoratives, and/or special edition throwbacks.

  • matt in the nati | October 17, 2006 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”14446″]
    Not certain when the Orange made it’s first appearance, however I do know that he made his appearance because the original SU mascot: the Saltine Warrior was deemed offensive. Mind you, that’s about 25 years before all the stupid PC junk we presently read of.[/quote]

    who was offend by this native american or folks with HUGE noses

  • Matthew | October 17, 2006 at 1:04 pm |

    It also seemed in the Bears-Cardinals game, that the Cardinals helmet decals sit differently on a Riddell Revolution helmet than they do the regular Riddell or the Adams and Schutt helmets. I looked at pictures from the game last night on Yahoo, but could not find any evidence…did anyone else notice this or am grasping at uni-straws?

  • Kenny | October 17, 2006 at 1:06 pm |
  • a arauz | October 17, 2006 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”14460″]It also seemed in the Bears-Cardinals game, that the Cardinals helmet decals sit differently on a Riddell Revolution helmet than they do the regular Riddell or the Adams and Schutt helmets. I looked at pictures from the game last night on Yahoo, but could not find any evidence…did anyone else notice this or am grasping at uni-straws?[/quote]
    Could it be that your minds playing tricks w/ your eyes? The Schutt helmut appears to be squatter (is that a word) and more rounded than other helmuts. If that is indeed the case, then the decal would like ‘off’, no?

  • Kenny | October 17, 2006 at 1:12 pm |

    I thought I heard someone last night during the game mention that the Cardinals can blame their poor tackling on their jerseys. I couldn’t really tell because the bar I was in last night was going nuts on the punt return!!! Anybody??

    DA BEARS !!!!!

  • a arauz | October 17, 2006 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”14461″]More double stripes on a Chicago Bears player

    And this reminds me of this…Lovin it[/quote]
    that high School uni reminds me of the Oilers 1974 uniforms which featured that silver, columbia blue and red. Check out that Dan Pastorini era (rookie year)– you’ll see a direct match. the funny part is that the school is in Tennesee whether the old Oilers came in from the cold.

  • Matthew | October 17, 2006 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”14463″][quote comment=”14460″]It also seemed in the Bears-Cardinals game, that the Cardinals helmet decals sit differently on a Riddell Revolution helmet than they do the regular Riddell or the Adams and Schutt helmets. I looked at pictures from the game last night on Yahoo, but could not find any evidence…did anyone else notice this or am grasping at uni-straws?[/quote]
    Could it be that your minds playing tricks w/ your eyes? The Schutt helmut appears to be squatter (is that a word) and more rounded than other helmuts. If that is indeed the case, then the decal would like ‘off’, no?[/quote]

    Could be. I was playing poker during the game last night, so was only looking over to the screen for quick glances. I think someone pointed out earlier that Leinart’s decals were a little off, so maybe I was seeing his.

  • Matthew | October 17, 2006 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”14465″][quote comment=”14461″]More double stripes on a Chicago Bears player

    And this reminds me of this…Lovin it[/quote]
    that high School uni reminds me of the Oilers 1974 uniforms which featured that silver, columbia blue and red. Check out that Dan Pastorini era (rookie year)– you’ll see a direct match. the funny part is that the school is in Tennesee whether the old Oilers came in from the cold.[/quote]

    I think what you mean to say is that Bud Adams stole the old Oilers from Houston and placed them in Tennessee…as you can probably tell I’m a bitter former Oilers fan. I was only 13 when they moved to Tennessee from Houston and I have been scarred ever since. To this day, I’m a bigger college football fan than pro football and I still hate Bud Adams, especially because he wouldn’t let Bob McNair use the name ‘Oilers’ when Houston scored the 32nd NFL franchise. Texans is a good nickname, but God help us, we were almost named the ‘Apollos’.

    All that being said, how cool would it be if the Titans wore the old Oilers home uniforms as throwbacks during the season.

  • MetsFan AZ | October 17, 2006 at 1:48 pm |

    This is from Caple’s column on Page 2. “I’ve driven Big Sur several times, occasionally under skies as blue as a Kansas City Royals cap.” He couldn’t make the same statement about Mets caps because half the readers would say “aren’t the Met’s caps black” (tear)
    also from Caple “I mean, it’s kind of like wearing a speedo to the pool or stirrup socks to the company softball game…” in regards to wearing biker shorts to ride a bike.
    dems fightin’ words mister!

  • Tape | October 17, 2006 at 2:05 pm |

    The UConn basketball player in the front left of that new-uni picture has a standing invitation to come over to my place anytime she wants.

  • a arauz | October 17, 2006 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”14471″][quote comment=”14465″][quote comment=”14461″]More double stripes on a Chicago Bears player

    And this reminds me of this…Lovin it[/quote]
    that high School uni reminds me of the Oilers 1974 uniforms which featured that silver, columbia blue and red. Check out that Dan Pastorini era (rookie year)– you’ll see a direct match. the funny part is that the school is in Tennesee whether the old Oilers came in from the cold.[/quote]

    I think what you mean to say is that Bud Adams stole the old Oilers from Houston and placed them in Tennessee…as you can probably tell I’m a bitter former Oilers fan. I was only 13 when they moved to Tennessee from Houston and I have been scarred ever since. To this day, I’m a bigger college football fan than pro football and I still hate Bud Adams, especially because he wouldn’t let Bob McNair use the name ‘Oilers’ when Houston scored the 32nd NFL franchise. Texans is a good nickname, but God help us, we were almost named the ‘Apollos’.

    All that being said, how cool would it be if the Titans wore the old Oilers home uniforms as throwbacks during the season.[/quote]
    That would be Sweet ! Luv you Blue!

  • Kenny | October 17, 2006 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”14474″]The UConn basketball player in the front left of that new-uni picture has a standing invitation to come over to my place anytime she wants.[/quote]

    Bringing up Tennessee basketball and good looking basketball female basketball players…what’s the reasoning behind the blue in the unis for UT women…plus brittany jackson has an invite to my place

  • barney | October 17, 2006 at 2:33 pm |

    …and more fake teeth

    UML RiverHawks

  • Jonathon | October 17, 2006 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”14438″][quote comment=”14430″]Did anybody notice the cardinal head stickers on Matt Leinart’s helmet last night? They weren’t applied uniformly.. one was higher than the other. You could see it from the back view. Don’t usually see such carelessness in the NFL.

    I still think the original cardinal head design was superior to the 2005 redesign.[/quote]

    I dunno.

    2005 redesigned logo
    http://upload.wikime...

    Previous logo
    http://upload.wikime...

    I think that the redesign is a big improvement.[/quote]

    another cardinal logo to throw into the debate
    http://www.cuacardin...

  • Jonathon | October 17, 2006 at 3:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”14452″]UniWatchers, Activate! What’s the official or catchy name for the blue panel at the top of this jersey?

    Well, whatever we call it, I’m glad it’s gone. A basketball uni doesn’t have to have a veritable field of unbroken non-primary color in it, I think.

    And that asymmetrical curve? Good to lose.

    And more red in the new one? The alum and I have been rooting for the team in “white and national flag blue” (official radio description). Can’t say that without thinking “red”; great to have it back.

    But is all that worth the trade off of the swoopspear?[/quote]

    those 2005 uconn women’s jerseys are almost the same template as the usa women’s softball team. also a nike design. this is also a great time to drop a jennie finch link.

    http://www.usasoftba...

  • Jonathon | October 17, 2006 at 3:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”14452″]UniWatchers, Activate! What’s the official or catchy name for the blue panel at the top of this jersey?

    Well, whatever we call it, I’m glad it’s gone. A basketball uni doesn’t have to have a veritable field of unbroken non-primary color in it, I think.

    And that asymmetrical curve? Good to lose.

    And more red in the new one? The alum and I have been rooting for the team in “white and national flag blue” (official radio description). Can’t say that without thinking “red”; great to have it back.

    But is all that worth the trade off of the swoopspear?[/quote]

    http://uconnhuskies....

    1. niiiiiiiiiice

    2. that looks like a new logo at the base of the v-neck

  • Tom | October 17, 2006 at 3:08 pm |

    Kobe is wearing #24 this year.
    Has a high profile player (other than MJ’s short-lived 45) ever changed his number without changing teams?
    Arguably, the Lakers would retire his number. Which one do the retire if Kobe continues to be one of the best players in the league?
    Is Kobe doing this so that his jersey becomes the biggest seller again?

  • Jonathon | October 17, 2006 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”14454″][quote comment=”14450″][quote comment=”14445″] more fake teeth[/quote]

    Wait a second – you don’t mean “fake” teeth, but anatomically incorrect teeth, right? What nerve! Next thing you know, some team will have us believe that a cardinal can swing a baseball bat:

    http://www.sportslog...

    or fish can surf and have hands and can shoot a slap shot[/quote]

    mention of the barracudas reminded me of the jacksonville lizard kings of the echl. they had great unis, with scales. this is a pic of the home uni. the road greens were much better – the scales looked pretty cool
    http://groups.msn.co...

  • Josh | October 17, 2006 at 3:17 pm |

    Holy shit I feel old.

    From that hot Uconn girl’s bio:

    born on April 11, 1988

  • Richard | October 17, 2006 at 3:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”14491″]Holy shit I feel old.

    From that hot Uconn girl’s bio:

    born on April 11, 1988[/quote]

    You feel old? I feel old, and I’m only 25.

    PS – Lou Piniella’s press conference home Cubs jersey has his name on the back.

  • K.G. | October 17, 2006 at 3:32 pm |

    …and scorpions can hold sticks

  • a arauz | October 17, 2006 at 3:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”14476″][quote comment=”14474″]The UConn basketball player in the front left of that new-uni picture has a standing invitation to come over to my place anytime she wants.[/quote]

    Bringing up Tennessee basketball and good looking basketball female basketball players…what’s the reasoning behind the blue in the unis for UT women…plus brittany jackson has an invite to my place[/quote]
    Hey, what’s up with you guys’ predilection for somewhat tall women with baggy shorts & knee braces???

  • matt in the nati | October 17, 2006 at 3:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”14485″]
    another cardinal logo to throw into the debate
    http://www.cuacardin...

    it looks like that bird is about to puke…

  • matt in the nati | October 17, 2006 at 3:53 pm |
  • AJ | October 17, 2006 at 4:01 pm |

    The template for those new Liberty jerseys looks familiar, but I just can’t think of what team I’ve seen it on. Does anyone know of any other teams that use it? It’s also pretty similar to the McDonald’s All-American game jerseys.

  • Marshall Hubbard | October 17, 2006 at 4:03 pm |

    I go to North Carolina and it looks like Nike has changed our basketball uniforms to have the shoulder stripes that nearly every other team has. I’m about to murder myself.

  • Tape | October 17, 2006 at 4:10 pm |

    quote comment=”14478″]…and more fake teeth

    UML RiverHawks
    [/quote]

    P.S. way to close your link.

  • Tape | October 17, 2006 at 4:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”14491″]Holy shit I feel old.

    From that hot Uconn girl’s bio:

    born on April 11, 1988[/quote]

    URL
    URL
    URL
    URL

  • barney | October 17, 2006 at 4:13 pm |

    Here’s the full UML logo which is a little better, but there’s no such thing as a RiverHawk around here!

    UML

  • barney | October 17, 2006 at 4:15 pm |

    aargh!!! (Thought I didn’t screw these up anymore…)

    UML

  • barney | October 17, 2006 at 4:17 pm |

    Screw it! You can find this and a ton of other great stuff at logoshak.com.

  • matt in the nati | October 17, 2006 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”14508″]Here’s the full UML logo which is a little better, but there’s no such thing as a RiverHawk around here!

    UML[/quote]

    that a little better the teeht do kind of ruin it… the bird look pretty tough enough does it even need the teeth… but i’m not sure merimack gets that size waves

  • Richard | October 17, 2006 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”14501″]I go to North Carolina and it looks like Nike has changed our basketball uniforms to have the shoulder stripes that nearly every other team has. I’m about to murder myself.[/quote]

    yes, Marshall, we know, as we discussed in detail last week. You can check the feeds from the end of the week and catch up if you want.

  • matt in the nati | October 17, 2006 at 4:29 pm |

    baseaball usually does birds well but do eagles have tounges

  • ThresherK | October 17, 2006 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”14487″]Re UConn Women Huskies:

    Well, whatever we call it, I’m glad it’s gone. A basketball uni doesn’t have to have a veritable field of unbroken non-primary color in it, I think.

    And that asymmetrical curve? Good to lose.

    And more red in the new one? The alum and I have been rooting for the team in “white and national flag blue” (official radio description). Can’t say that without thinking “red”; great to have it back.

    But is all that worth the trade off of the swoopspear?[/quote]

    http://uconnhuskies....

    2. that looks like a new logo at the base of the v-neck[/quote]

    I don’t think it’s new, but putting it there is.

    While we’re on women’s bb and aesthetics:

    Is there any geographical or other predictiveness for the use of eye makeup during a game? It seems more likely in the SEC, ACC and Pac-10, by my purely anecdotal observation.

    And has anyone ever seen a Lady something-or-other with both eye makeup (a la Brittany Jackson) and one of those breathe-right strips at the same time in any sport?

  • Kyle | October 17, 2006 at 4:38 pm |

    At Lou Piniella’s introduction for the Cubs, his jersey had his last name on it…..

    Is this an indication they are going back to this next year? Or is this just for the news conference?

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | October 17, 2006 at 4:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”14476″][quote comment=”14474″]The UConn basketball player in the front left of that new-uni picture has a standing invitation to come over to my place anytime she wants.[/quote]

    Bringing up Tennessee basketball and good looking basketball female basketball players…what’s the reasoning behind the blue in the unis for UT women…plus brittany jackson has an invite to my place[/quote]

    say what you want… about any current or former womens college basketball player… i will take sue bird over all of them… any day…

    Dime Magazine hails Bird as “possibly the perfect woman… “ No truer words have ever been written. Well said Dime, well said.

  • K.G. | October 17, 2006 at 4:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”14515″]baseaball usually does birds well but do eagles have tounges[/quote]

    kinda hard to see, but i think they do

  • Richard | October 17, 2006 at 4:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”14520″][quote comment=”14476″][quote comment=”14474″]The UConn basketball player in the front left of that new-uni picture has a standing invitation to come over to my place anytime she wants.[/quote]

    Bringing up Tennessee basketball and good looking basketball female basketball players…what’s the reasoning behind the blue in the unis for UT women…plus brittany jackson has an invite to my place[/quote]

    say what you want… about any current or former womens college basketball player… i will take sue bird over all of them… any day…

    Dime Magazine hails Bird as “possibly the perfect woman… “ No truer words have ever been written. Well said Dime, well said.[/quote]

    she’s amazing

  • Andrew | October 17, 2006 at 4:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”14491″]Holy shit I feel old.

    From that hot Uconn girl’s bio:

    born on April 11, 1988[/quote]

    I share a birthday with her sweeeeeeet.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | October 17, 2006 at 5:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”14523″][quote comment=”14520″][quote comment=”14476″][quote comment=”14474″]The UConn basketball player in the front left of that new-uni picture has a standing invitation to come over to my place anytime she wants.[/quote]

    Bringing up Tennessee basketball and good looking basketball female basketball players…what’s the reasoning behind the blue in the unis for UT women…plus brittany jackson has an invite to my place[/quote]

    say what you want… about any current or former womens college basketball player… i will take sue bird over all of them… any day…

    Dime Magazine hails Bird as “possibly the perfect woman… “ No truer words have ever been written. Well said Dime, well said.[/quote]

    she’s amazing[/quote]

    she sure is…(oh and by the way, it was sue’s birthday yesterday)
    from uconn’s first night last week…
    http://images.sports...
    ATTN: please disregard alice the goon (from popeye) who is on the right…

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | October 17, 2006 at 5:04 pm |

    my bad

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | October 17, 2006 at 5:05 pm |

    the last part should read like this…
    1024×768.jpg

  • Kenny | October 17, 2006 at 5:06 pm |
  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | October 17, 2006 at 5:08 pm |

    lets try this 1 last time…

    [quote comment=”14523″][quote comment=”14520″][quote comment=”14476″][quote comment=”14474″]The UConn basketball player in the front left of that new-uni picture has a standing invitation to come over to my place anytime she wants.[/quote]

    Bringing up Tennessee basketball and good looking basketball female basketball players…what’s the reasoning behind the blue in the unis for UT women…plus brittany jackson has an invite to my place[/quote]

    say what you want… about any current or former womens college basketball player… i will take sue bird over all of them… any day…

    Dime Magazine hails Bird as “possibly the perfect woman… “ No truer words have ever been written. Well said Dime, well said.[/quote]

    she’s amazing[/quote]

    she sure is…(oh and by the way, it was sue’s birthday yesterday)
    from uconn’s first night last week…
    http://i11.tinypic.c...
    ATTN: please disregard alice the goon (from popeye) who is on the right…

  • Jeff | October 17, 2006 at 5:20 pm |

    On the link provided above
    is that Cardinal punter Player missing the tackle? I think it is and check out his single-bar facemask – it’s up near his forehead! Not a lot of protection in the first place but when this “football player” tries to make a tackle, it does even less.

  • Kenny | October 17, 2006 at 5:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”14532″]lets try this 1 last time…

    [quote comment=”14523″][quote comment=”14520″][quote comment=”14476″][quote comment=”14474″]The UConn basketball player in the front left of that new-uni picture has a standing invitation to come over to my place anytime she wants.[/quote]

    Bringing up Tennessee basketball and good looking basketball female basketball players…what’s the reasoning behind the blue in the unis for UT women…plus brittany jackson has an invite to my place[/quote]

    say what you want… about any current or former womens college basketball player… i will take sue bird over all of them… any day…

    Dime Magazine hails Bird as “possibly the perfect woman… “ No truer words have ever been written. Well said Dime, well said.[/quote]

    she’s amazing[/quote]

    she sure is…(oh and by the way, it was sue’s birthday yesterday)
    from uconn’s first night last week…
    http://i11.tinypic.c...
    ATTN: please disregard alice the goon (from popeye) who is on the right…[/quote]

    Oh man…just googled alice the goon and she came up on the second page…no joke

  • barney | October 17, 2006 at 5:29 pm |

    Paul showed us how Mr. Met can hold an umbrella, but his Japanese League cousin…

  • Scott W | October 17, 2006 at 5:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”14492″][quote comment=”14491″]Holy shit I feel old.

    From that hot Uconn girl’s bio:

    born on April 11, 1988[/quote]

    You feel old? I feel old, and I’m only 25…[/quote]

    I don’t feel old, guys–I’m 18, and only two months younger than her. However… I do feel short. She’s six feet tall! She’s got an inch on me…that’s kinda intimidating.

  • Kelli | October 17, 2006 at 6:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”14486″][quote comment=”14452″]UniWatchers, Activate! What’s the official or catchy name for the blue panel at the top of this jersey?

    Well, whatever we call it, I’m glad it’s gone. A basketball uni doesn’t have to have a veritable field of unbroken non-primary color in it, I think.

    And that asymmetrical curve? Good to lose.

    And more red in the new one? The alum and I have been rooting for the team in “white and national flag blue” (official radio description). Can’t say that without thinking “red”; great to have it back.

    But is all that worth the trade off of the swoopspear?[/quote]

    those 2005 uconn women’s jerseys are almost the same template as the usa women’s softball team. also a nike design. this is also a great time to drop a jennie finch link.

    http://www.usasoftba...

    I hate the USA Softball jerseys. There is so much wrong with them. Then again, look who makes them. I’m still trying to figure out that stupid silvery patch on the right chest. I think Nike put it there to point at their swoosh.

  • Matthew | October 17, 2006 at 6:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”14538″][quote comment=”14492″][quote comment=”14491″]Holy shit I feel old.

    From that hot Uconn girl’s bio:

    born on April 11, 1988[/quote]

    You feel old? I feel old, and I’m only 25…[/quote]

    I don’t feel old, guys–I’m 18, and only two months younger than her. However… I do feel short. She’s six feet tall! She’s got an inch on me…that’s kinda intimidating.[/quote]

    Once you get closer to your mid 20s, especially after college, you begin to feel older. This is especially true when you see a hot girl (particularly a celebrity since they always older than you when growing up) and realize that she’s two years younger than you. I had this realization recently when I found out that Scarlett Johansson is only 21. Even though I’m only 23, it made me feel older.

  • Brian E | October 17, 2006 at 6:19 pm |

    Always interesting to find an unknown uni critic…Keith Hernandez. Yesterday in an interview on WFAN with Mike and the Mad Dog, Hernandez called the Cardinals unis “maybe the best in baseball,” while he’s said many times during Sportsnet New York broadcasts during the season that he used to beg the Mets to switch to the block letter jerseys on the road that they wear now and wore prior to the Mets script with the racing stripe on the grays. Just thought it was interesting…

  • Jon in SLC | October 17, 2006 at 6:38 pm |

    quote comment=”14463″]
    Could it be that your minds playing tricks w/ your eyes? The Schutt helmut appears to be squatter (is that a word)?[/quote]

    Squatter is a word here in Salt Lake. And they make some mighty fine beer I might add. They also take a shot at BYU with their St. Provo Girl Pilsner (yes, a ripoff of St. Pauli Girl). With BYU being located in Provo, and BYU being located in Provo, and using the Cougars that flank each side of the girl. Plus they use the falls up Provo Canyon, behind here as well. I know this isn’t Uni related, but I figure that beer is a close second in most of our hearts.

  • Jon in SLC | October 17, 2006 at 6:41 pm |

    Nobody can tell that I was having problems posting today, can they? No, not at all.

  • redemske | October 17, 2006 at 6:42 pm |
  • redemske | October 17, 2006 at 6:43 pm |

    Stupid close tags. I hate you.

  • Daniel | October 17, 2006 at 6:58 pm |

    I think North Hollywood High in, well, North Hollywood, Ca has the uni number/logo thing going on as well. At least they used to.

  • Lorenzo T. Manningham | October 17, 2006 at 7:28 pm |

    I am watching the Flyers/Sabres game right now and the Sabres are either doing one of two things: wearing the alternate throwback jersey at home to appease the fans, or making this jersey their permanent home uni, hence the front uni-numbering, perhaps to add their own mark to the jersey? Being a Flyers fan, I have little interest in the Sabres’ unis themselves, but the possibility that public opinion may actually have some ground in the world of big-league sports is pretty interesting…

  • barney | October 17, 2006 at 8:35 pm |

    Announcers on Flyers-Sabres game were just talking about a report on NHL.com that the sweaters with the new buffa-slug logo are outselling all others in the league. They hypothesized that early resistance to the new logo has passed. (Obviously they don’t read here.)

  • bluenoser | October 17, 2006 at 8:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”14551″]I am watching the Flyers/Sabres game right now and the Sabres are either doing one of two things: wearing the alternate throwback jersey at home to appease the fans, or making this jersey their permanent home uni, hence the front uni-numbering, perhaps to add their own mark to the jersey? Being a Flyers fan, I have little interest in the Sabres’ unis themselves, but the possibility that public opinion may actually have some ground in the world of big-league sports is pretty interesting…[/quote]
    They are wearing the “pseudo throwback” (the disgusting front #’s disqualify it as a throwback) for 15 selected home games this year. Tonights game is #2 of 15!

  • Gaz... | October 17, 2006 at 8:56 pm |
  • Jean | October 17, 2006 at 9:08 pm |

    obiously they are outselling any other jersey since they are new and every fan of the team will get it, contrary to other teams which fans already have the jersey. I’m pretty sure the new Ducks jersey are among the top-5 best selling jerseys.

  • bluenoser | October 17, 2006 at 9:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”14557″]obiously they are outselling any other jersey since they are new and every fan of the team will get it, contrary to other teams which fans already have the jersey. I’m pretty sure the new Ducks jersey are among the top-5 best selling jerseys.[/quote]
    Well I am gonna hope I won’t be the only one next year who is not going to buy any of the new NHL crap that comes out. I am a Habs fan and have 3 Jerseys but I will never cave to any new “sleeker” tutu and in fact will openly ridicule, with a well placed point and laugh, those who who purchase said shit. If we don’t buy it maybe (Iknow I know,fat chance) it will go away!
    Someone please slap the shit out of Gary Bettman!

  • frankenslade | October 17, 2006 at 10:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”14556″]Here’s the culprit from last night’s game.[/quote]

    Wow. He might as well use that thing as a chin strap.

  • Brinke Guthrie | October 17, 2006 at 10:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”14396″]why do people want to re-live this?[/quote]

    possibly in the top ten of worst jerseys ever.

  • Andy from KC | October 17, 2006 at 10:28 pm |

    Regarding Neil Rackers wearing a band-aid on his forehead last night, I assume that was from banging his head against the wall after shanking crucial field goals against the Chiefs and Bears in back-to-back weeks.

    Oh, and I’ve also noticed Kenny Rogers has been wearing the batting practice cap when he–*BLAM*

    *thud*

  • jeff in detroit | October 17, 2006 at 10:49 pm |

    no mention of the mets black caps tonight yet? also whats up with their helmets having the black and blue they look like a college team.

  • Brinke Guthrie | October 17, 2006 at 11:16 pm |

    http://detroit.tiger...

    great old Tigers logo from 78

  • Eric G. | October 17, 2006 at 11:53 pm |

    Paul’s just on the brink of doing something drastic now.
    I can envision him taking out the equipment manager and outfitting the Mets in pinstripes with blue caps tomorrow, just so even if they lose, they can lose in style.
    [I am a Mets fan, by the way.]

  • Al A | October 18, 2006 at 12:33 am |

    [quote comment=”14565″]Paul’s just on the brink of doing something drastic now.
    I can envision him taking out the equipment manager and outfitting the Mets in pinstripes with blue caps tomorrow, just so even if they lose, they can lose in style.
    [I am a Mets fan, by the way.][/quote]
    i sure hope the proposed Met’s blue will
    a. remind jose that he used to be dangerous on the bases.
    b. allow D Wright to play like before he was the darling of every shithead media douchebag.
    c. remind every met hitter to put the ball in play and try to put aside the thoughts of the 6 run homer.
    d. maybe willie will wake up from his series long nap and kick someone in the arse.

    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

  • Moose | October 18, 2006 at 12:34 am |

    [quote comment=”14531″]Sue Bird in an Iverson throwback[/quote]
    Oh my. I wish she would quit wearing that ridiculous mask during her games.

  • Teebz | October 18, 2006 at 12:35 am |

    [quote comment=”14488″]Kobe is wearing #24 this year.
    Has a high profile player (other than MJ’s short-lived 45) ever changed his number without changing teams?
    Arguably, the Lakers would retire his number. Which one do the retire if Kobe continues to be one of the best players in the league?
    Is Kobe doing this so that his jersey becomes the biggest seller again?[/quote]

    Owen Nolan, Joe Sakic, and one other Quebec Nordique player wore 88 for a few games each when Lindros said he would never play for the Nords. I’ll see if I can dig up the other player who wore 88, but they did it to spite Lindros’ baby-ish ways since he hadn’t even been drafted yet.

  • Teebz | October 18, 2006 at 12:41 am |

    [quote comment=”14554″]Announcers on Flyers-Sabres game were just talking about a report on NHL.com that the sweaters with the new buffa-slug logo are outselling all others in the league. They hypothesized that early resistance to the new logo has passed. (Obviously they don’t read here.)[/quote]

    Anything new outsells the rest. That’s why San Jose had the top-selling jersey for three years in a row when they entered the league. And they wore an all-teal road jersey! No one should be allowed to wear teal in hockey. No. One.

  • Teebz | October 18, 2006 at 12:43 am |

    [quote comment=”14551″]I am watching the Flyers/Sabres game right now and the Sabres are either doing one of two things: wearing the alternate throwback jersey at home to appease the fans, or making this jersey their permanent home uni, hence the front uni-numbering, perhaps to add their own mark to the jersey? Being a Flyers fan, I have little interest in the Sabres’ unis themselves, but the possibility that public opinion may actually have some ground in the world of big-league sports is pretty interesting…[/quote]

    The alternates can be worn in place of the home jerseys. I don’t think the Barney Rubble Hairpieces’ front office would switch over to the alternate jerseys after dumping a boatload of money into the new logo and look. Golisano is a billionaire for a reason, and it’s not because he enjoys burning money.

  • Teebz | October 18, 2006 at 12:47 am |

    [quote comment=”14558″][quote comment=”14557″]obiously they are outselling any other jersey since they are new and every fan of the team will get it, contrary to other teams which fans already have the jersey. I’m pretty sure the new Ducks jersey are among the top-5 best selling jerseys.[/quote]
    Well I am gonna hope I won’t be the only one next year who is not going to buy any of the new NHL crap that comes out. I am a Habs fan and have 3 Jerseys but I will never cave to any new “sleeker” tutu and in fact will openly ridicule, with a well placed point and laugh, those who who purchase said shit. If we don’t buy it maybe (Iknow I know,fat chance) it will go away!
    Someone please slap the shit out of Gary Bettman![/quote]

    It’s not Bettman’s doing! I will make this point again. The GMs rejected the notion of changing the jerseys last season, and did it again this seasonon. The problem is that the NHL signed an exclusive deal with CCM to have all 30 teams outfitted with CCM jerseys. CCM was bought by Reebok. Reebok instituted the new jersey template, and the NHL had to go along with it due to their contract. The fact that the GMs have rejected Reebok’s advances is proof that they aren’t all that keen on the changes either.

  • Minna H | October 18, 2006 at 12:56 am |

    Teebz, you posting fool! Glad you didn’t ban yourself. Let me guess what your favorite sport: Hockey!

    As for the topic of female b-ball players, Sue Bird is attractive. The rest, not no much.

    The Mets MUST go back to their roots of blue and orange if they have any hope of winning tomorrow. That is all–my fingers are sore from typing so damn much yesterday.

  • Teebz | October 18, 2006 at 1:01 am |

    The reason for the 2 Wards in NY and the the 2 Keiths in Chicago is this: Jason Ward and Matt Keith, from what I gathered, signed two-way contracts. Because Aaron Ward and Duncan Keith did not, they were assured of making the team. If there is a call-up, the teams noramlly place the first initial of the call-up on his jersey so that the mainstay doesn’t have jersey alterations anytime that minor-league player is called up.

    However, Jason Ward played 81 games with the NYR last season, so he probably should have had the same respect given to him as Aaron Ward received.

  • Teebz | October 18, 2006 at 1:04 am |

    [quote comment=”14573″]Teebz, you posting fool! Glad you didn’t ban yourself. Let me guess what your favorite sport: Hockey!

    [/quote]

    Minna, you ice-fishing queen! I’ve been away from my computer all day, so I’m playing a little catch-up. :o)

    And yes, ma’am, I’ze lurves me some hockey. ;o)

  • Minna H | October 18, 2006 at 1:04 am |

    Please excuse my mistake, Teebz: I told you my fingers were tired.

    Oh, and for some counterbalance:

    Troy P.

    The epitome of male pulchritude.

  • Minna H | October 18, 2006 at 1:07 am |

    [quote comment=”14576″]

    Minna, you ice-fishing queen! I’ve been away from my computer all day, so I’m playing a little catch-up. :o)

    And yes, ma’am, I’ze lurves me some hockey. ;o)[/quote]

    This is my first time posting today as well. I’m sure you’ve answered this before. but what are you top two fave hockey unis ever, and is it midnight where you’re at, too?

    p.s. I’ll let you in on a little secret–I don’t ice fish. I was just throwing it out there to get Paul’s skinny ass out here.

  • Teebz | October 18, 2006 at 1:08 am |

    [quote comment=”14577″]Please excuse my mistake, Teebz: I told you my fingers were tired.
    [/quote]

    What mistake?

  • Minna H | October 18, 2006 at 1:09 am |

    [quote comment=”14576″]
    And yes, ma’am, I’ze lurves me some hockey. ;o)[/quote]

    Oh, and, I never learned that in French class!

    And of course you do. You’re Canadian. *Shrug*

  • Minna H | October 18, 2006 at 1:16 am |

    I wrote, “Let me guess what your favorite sport”. Maybe that is acceptable up north, but not down here in the states. “Let me guess what your favorite sport is“. That’s proper English.

  • Teebz | October 18, 2006 at 1:17 am |

    [quote comment=”14579″]

    This is my first time posting today as well. I’m sure you’ve answered this before. but what are you top two fave hockey unis ever, and is it midnight where you’re at, too?

    p.s. I’ll let you in on a little secret–I don’t ice fish. I was just throwing it out there to get Paul’s skinny ass out here.[/quote]

    Nice bait. Yes, it’s a fishing pun. I slay me. Hook, line, and sinker.

    Fave two jerseys, eh? I need some time for this answer. That’s a tough one. I’ll report back tomorrow when I’ve narrowed it down to two.

    And yes, it’s midnight here. Good ol’ Central Time.

    [quote comment=”14581″][quote comment=”14576″]
    And yes, ma’am, I’ze lurves me some hockey. ;o)[/quote]

    Oh, and, I never learned that in French class!

    And of course you do. You’re Canadian. *Shrug*[/quote]

    That wasn’t French… although I’m sure you know that. ;o) It was more me over-emphasizing how much I love it by slurring the words. Hockey is my religion, after all.

  • Teebz | October 18, 2006 at 1:20 am |

    [quote comment=”14583″]I wrote, “Let me guess what your favorite sport”. Maybe that is acceptable up north, but not down here in the states. “Let me guess what your favorite sport is“. That’s proper English.[/quote]

    I didn’t even notice. I think the hamster is still doing a mile-a-minute in the hamster wheel in my head. A long day makes for shutting down my brain a little tougher than normal.

  • Minna H | October 18, 2006 at 1:24 am |

    [quote comment=”14584″]

    That wasn’t French… although I’m sure you know that. ;o) It was more me over-emphasizing how much I love it by slurring the words. Hockey is my religion, after all.[/quote]

    I thought maybe you were hitting it hard after work. I know a thing or two about the mind not shutting down.

    I wonder what other uni-related things I can find to tempt Paul this way…

  • Teebz | October 18, 2006 at 1:44 am |

    Let’s see… you used ice-fishing, a Wild game, the Twins, good local watering holes, and he hates the Vikings due to the purple monstrocity that is what it is. What’s left?

    The St. Paul Saints are there. The UMinn hockey team is always good. There is always a T-Wolves game, and, if he feels up to it, the Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks vs. the Winnipeg Goldeyes is always a great Northern League battle. There’s still a ton to do! And no one has mentioned the Mall of America either. ;o)

  • Mike from Queens | October 18, 2006 at 1:49 am |

    [quote comment=”14427″]OK, pic link was in the wrong place… how bout this. Linky[/quote]

    This kid has the smallest head to body ratio I’ve ever seen.

    And don’t mention the hockey jersey / sweater thing. In no way what-so-ever can this be referred to as a sweater.

  • Minna H | October 18, 2006 at 1:59 am |

    [quote comment=”14588″]Let’s see… you used ice-fishing, a Wild game, the Twins, good local watering holes, and he hates the Vikings due to the purple monstrocity that is what it is. What’s left?

    The St. Paul Saints are there. The UMinn hockey team is always good. There is always a T-Wolves game, and, if he feels up to it, the Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks vs. the Winnipeg Goldeyes is always a great Northern League battle. There’s still a ton to do! And no one has mentioned the Mall of America either. ;o)[/quote]

    Man, Teebz. You should be the PR person of MN. Except, we don’t mention the Mall around me. Although, Paul would probably find it fascinating with its conspicuous consumption.

    And Mike from Queens, thank you for stating the obvious about the hockey jerseys—I was thinking the same thing.

  • Shane | October 18, 2006 at 7:14 am |

    [quote comment=”14569″]Owen Nolan, Joe Sakic, and one other Quebec Nordique player wore 88 for a few games each when Lindros said he would never play for the Nords. I’ll see if I can dig up the other player who wore 88, but they did it to spite Lindros’ baby-ish ways since he hadn’t even been drafted yet.[/quote]

    Can anyone confirm this? If so, I have a Joe Sakic jersey to go out and buy.

  • matt in nthe nati | October 18, 2006 at 8:05 am |

    sorry for the hyperbole but this is best logo i’ve ever seen!!!

  • Kevin | October 18, 2006 at 9:23 am |

    [quote comment=”14453″][quote comment=”14387″]First off, they are sweaters, not jerseys.[/quote]
    NHL players haven’t actually wore sweaters on the ice since the 1950s so can we agree to let people call them jerseys if they want to. :D:D[/quote]

    Sorry, I just think hockey has so much history that it’s nice to preserve some of that.

  • ACC | October 18, 2006 at 12:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”14570″][quote comment=”14554″]Announcers on Flyers-Sabres game were just talking about a report on NHL.com that the sweaters with the new buffa-slug logo are outselling all others in the league. They hypothesized that early resistance to the new logo has passed. (Obviously they don’t read here.)[/quote]

    Anything new outsells the rest. That’s why San Jose had the top-selling jersey for three years in a row when they entered the league. And they wore an all-teal road jersey! No one should be allowed to wear teal in hockey. No. One.[/quote]

    What’s wrong with teal? Is is a terrorist color?
    What’s the problem?

    Sharks unis rule.

  • don | October 24, 2006 at 12:11 am |

    Regarding the helmet logos, don’t the Pittsburgh Steelers, with the logo only on the right side, count as a “mismatched decal”?