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Monday Morning Uni Watch

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Remember that old “This is the NFL” marketing slogan? Yesterday it was officially changed to “This is the NFL?” The league was barely recognizable yesterday, especially in Buffalo and Denver, where we finally got a look at the long-promised cold-weather black officiating pants (although, interestingly, the chain gangs were left to shiver in the standard high-water whites). I’m opposed to the slacks, natch, since NFL zebras are pretty much the only species on the planet that still knows how to wear knickers and striped socks just right. Still, the bellhop look was good for novelty value, as you can see here, here, here, here, here, and here. The operative comparison would appear to be NHL officials, or maybe just Cooperalls (or, okay, Foot Locker proles). Toss in this season’s black-undersided sleeves — an idea that appears to have been borrowed from the NHL — and it’s clear that someone in the NFL front office has been watching a lot of hockey. Remains to be seen if the black slacks are here to stay, but they should at least get rid of the pockets, so we don’t end up with unseemly ultra-casual scenes like this and this.

Other NFL developments:

• Is there anything stupider than a team cultivating the nickname Big Blue and then going out and wearing red (more views here, here, and here)?

• Actually, yeah, there is (additional hilarity here, here, and here). Not quite as appealing on the gridiron as it is here, right? This is suddenly looking pretty good by comparison.

• And then there was the scene in New Orleans, where the Saints went for the blackout motif — even the coach. Not my bag (big surprise), but it was at least barely tolerable for players who showed some semblance of white socks (here’s another example). But for players who went with low whites, the unitard effect was brutal, especially given the piping-free pants (compare, say, this, which at least provides some contrasting details).

The weekend also featured plenty of non-NFL developments. Por ejemplo:

• Georgia Tech wore blue on Saturday. Jersey patch-o-rama, too.

• Florida International’s road uniforms, which look like this, got lost on the way to Wisconsin, so the Badgers provided the Golden Panthers with plain black unis (including gratuitous Adidas logo creep, natch) for Saturday’s game in Madison. (Further details here.)

• In an apparently unprecedented development, Marko Jaric checked into Friday night’s with his jersey on backwards, necessitating a quick adjustment (and, in turn, a delay of game citation).

• In Oakland, the Warriors performed a public service on Saturday night by holding one of their periodic revivals of history’s greatest basketball uniform, complete with the cable car uni numbers, low-rider nameplates, and retro warm-up outfits.

• Throwbacks were also on display in Denver, where the Nuggets dressed up as the ABA’s Denver Rockets (here’s another view, and don’t miss that left-leg patch). Gotta like the retro-logo headband, although it’d’ve been better if they’d used this one (yes, purple and all). Nice additional details and storytelling here (with thanks to Matt Thompson for the link).

• Still more throwbacks last night in San Antonio, as the Spurs wore their old George Gervin-era silver unis, resulting in one o those rare non-Lakers games where neither team wore white.

• And the Reds unveiled their new uniforms on Friday evening. For those of you who don’t check in here over the weekend, there’s full coverage in Saturday’s entry.

Friendly reminder: The deadline for entering the quiz to win the $200 Distant Replays gift card is tonight at 11pm eastern time. Remember, the 11 finalists will include one wild card entrant chosen at random, so you could theoretically get all the questions wrong and still qualify to win the prize. Or to put it another way: There’s no excuse not to enter. Full details in last Thursday’s post.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Hey, speaking of Cooperalls, you’ve probably seen a photo or two of the Whalers wearing them, but Bill Slowsky found a mother lode of them in this eBay auction. … Family affair from Eric Stanczyk: “Found these old pictures from when my grandfather played on the 1943 Marine Corps team. Apparently servicemen weren’t given much in the way of stirrups.” … Good roundup of minor league logo revisions here. … Priceless moment in the crowd during the Rutgers/WVU game on Saturday. “Mom must be proud,” says Tim Walsh, who provided the screen grab. … Jeremy Brahm turned up some nice photo galleries of the Brooklyn Dodgers’ 1956 Japanese goodwill tour, including plenty of good uniform shots (note the piping on the belt tunnels). “Actually, this trip was the last time Jackie Robinson wore a Dodgers uniform in a game,” says Brahm, “because he was traded to the Giants before the 1957 season but did not report and retired.” You can check out the full galleries here and here, and info and pics on a similar 1966 trip are here, here, and here. Also notable: a photo gallery of Dodgers jets! … Webmaster Johnny Ek was looking at this rundown of the dirtiest names in sports and noted that Rusty Kuntz is represented by this photo, depicting a uni combo that I’m pretty sure never saw game action. … Anyone know what’s going on here? … Did you know there’s actually a pre-Pop Warner league for 5-, 6-, and 7-year-olds, called the Ankle Biters? I didn’t, until Karen Hibbitt tipped me off to this article. And check out what they wear (click through the entire gallery for the full horrific effect). … More bits re: the Giants’ crimson-clad day: They changed their nose bumpers from blue to red, and radio play-by-play man Bob Papa, who usually punctuates each successful extra point by describing it as “true blue,” instead used the term “dead red.” … Excellent article here on the NFL’s uniform police. … Nice to see that someone at the New York Times was obviously paying close attention to my recent eye black column.

 

175 comments to Monday Morning Uni Watch

  • Rich | December 4, 2006 at 8:39 am |

    I gotta say it….Giants red unis: GAWDAWFUL!

  • your sister's gay boyfriend | December 4, 2006 at 8:53 am |

    I believe the last time the Saints went all-black was back in ’99, Ricky Williams’ rookie season.

    They actually had two styles of black pants, with gold stripes and without.

  • Original Jim | December 4, 2006 at 8:55 am |

    If you look closely at the chain crew member’s uniform, you’ll also notice that he’s wearing NCAA socks. I know that at Patriots games, the chain crew is comprised of local high school and college referees, all of whom normally wear the NCAA striped sock.

    The NFL sock is two white stripes, while the NCAA sock is two thin white stripes surrounding a third thicker stripe.

    Not that you’d see them if the on-field officials are wearing the track pants.

  • your sister's gay boyfriend | December 4, 2006 at 8:58 am |

    [quote comment=”26593″]I gotta say it….Giants red unis: GAWDAWFUL![/quote]Agreed. If they had to go with an alternate, it seems they would’ve been at least better off with a design that worked off their road unis, so they didn’t look like they were all wearing no-contact practice jerseys.

    The plain blue only works because it matches the helmet.

  • Burrill | December 4, 2006 at 9:11 am |

    Going back to yesterday, I have to take issue with the idea that Michigan should reverse its colors and wear blue pants and yellow jerseys as an alternate. Why do I think this is a bad idea? The very idea that it was accompanied by a comparison to Cal makes it a bad idea. Michigan’s unis are uniquely recognizable as Michigan, and creating an (unnecessary) alternate that would be comparable to another school’s unis would be a huge step backwards.

    Also, Minna, thanks for the effort in regards to the Wolverines. But I can’t say I’m disappointed at the Rose Bowl berth. It might have been pretty cool to play OSU again, but this result actually fits better with my old-school opinions on college football. (I think the national championship emphasis is actually bad for college football.)

  • Chris | December 4, 2006 at 9:24 am |

    I’m not positive, but I think the Titans have worn the most uniform combinations this season. Navy jersey/White pants, Navy Jersey/Navy pants, White jersey/Navy pants, White jersey/White Pants, White Jersey/Light Blue pants, Light Blue jerseys/Navy pants, Light Blue jerseys/Light Blue pants. That’s seven combinations in twelve games. They have two more left to try… Light Blue jersey/White pants and Navy jersy/Light Blue pants. I hope they do it.

  • WVU Tom | December 4, 2006 at 9:28 am |

    I’m surprised Paul didn’t focus attention on the socks Golden State was wearing with their throwbacks.

    the CITY

    …even if the pictured Mr. Davis (I believe?) didn’t exactly get it right.

  • John from KY | December 4, 2006 at 9:32 am |

    [quote comment=”26600″]I’m not positive, but I think the Titans have worn the most uniform combinations this season. Navy jersey/White pants, Navy Jersey/Navy pants, White jersey/Navy pants, White jersey/White Pants, White Jersey/Light Blue pants, Light Blue jerseys/Navy pants, Light Blue jerseys/Light Blue pants. That’s seven combinations in twelve games. They have two more left to try… Light Blue jersey/White pants and Navy jersy/Light Blue pants. I hope they do it.[/quote]

    Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately, depending on your views of light blue) the Titans can’t wear their light blue jerseys again this year – the NFL only allows alternate jerseys to be worn twice during a season. Of course, that doesn’t mean that we won’t see the navy/light blue combo.

  • rabdogg | December 4, 2006 at 9:32 am |

    the pic with the man with the headphones is a crewmember of the chain gang. he is writing the yardline the ball is on in case the chains are knocked down or moved. just a reminder throughout the game for his crew.

  • WVU Tom | December 4, 2006 at 9:33 am |

    [quote comment=”26600″]I’m not positive, but I think the Titans have worn the most uniform combinations this season. Navy jersey/White pants, Navy Jersey/Navy pants, White jersey/Navy pants, White jersey/White Pants, White Jersey/Light Blue pants, Light Blue jerseys/Navy pants, Light Blue jerseys/Light Blue pants. That’s seven combinations in twelve games. They have two more left to try… Light Blue jersey/White pants and Navy jersy/Light Blue pants. I hope they do it.[/quote]

    As the powder blues would be considered their alternate jerseys, I’m not sure we’ll be able to see them again. I was under the impression that, under NFL rule, teams are only allowed to wear their alternates for a maximium of two games.

  • WVU Tom | December 4, 2006 at 9:35 am |

    [quote comment=”26603″]

    Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately, depending on your views of light blue) the Titans can’t wear their light blue jerseys again this year – the NFL only allows alternate jerseys to be worn twice during a season. Of course, that doesn’t mean that we won’t see the navy/light blue combo.[/quote]
    …oops, you beat me to it, gotta learn to type faster!

  • John in Athens | December 4, 2006 at 9:36 am |

    Hey, Paul.

    How about a week of bogus information just to see if the Times, SI, etc. run with it?

    I know that mimicry is the purest form of flattery (is that the cliche?), but the jackasses stealing your stories aren’t selling temporary tattoos to support their uni habit.

  • Mike | December 4, 2006 at 9:36 am |

    I got all excited, thinking the ebay auction was for actual green cooperalls.

  • jake | December 4, 2006 at 9:37 am |

    Did anyone else notice that Bills coach Dick Jauron was wearing a cap with his team’s current logo while the team wore its excellent throwbacks, but he was spotted earlier in the year wearing a throwback cap while the team wore its regular vomit-inducing uniforms?

  • blakeruns | December 4, 2006 at 9:37 am |

    Merci beaucoup Paul

    a virtual cornucopia of UniWatching today.
    a feast for the eyes and mind.

  • Bernie Langer | December 4, 2006 at 9:40 am |

    The Giants looked like the Arizona Cardinals yesterday. Can’t someone start a campaign “Ditch the Red”? And that goes for their regular away uniforms too, which besides piping on the pants has no blue. “Dead red?” I think that would describe their red zone offense.

  • Matt W | December 4, 2006 at 9:41 am |

    Paul,
    For those of us that read your blog from a work computer, can you flag sites that might be considered porn? The site with the Foot Locker pictures got flagged by my IT department.

  • Natron | December 4, 2006 at 9:48 am |

    [quote comment=”26613″]Paul,
    For those of us that read your blog from a work computer, can you flag sites that might be considered porn? The site with the Foot Locker pictures got flagged by my IT department.[/quote]

    I doubt this would be able to happen… it’s going to have to do with your company’s filter settings. I’m at work and it came up fine for me – and my company doesn’t allow much.

  • JL | December 4, 2006 at 9:48 am |

    anybody notice Josh Brown’s plugged earholes in last night’s Seahawk’s game? I can’t find a good view of it, but is clearly visible before or after any field goal. Anybody ever see this before? It was a first for me.

  • Josh Peterson | December 4, 2006 at 9:55 am |

    Those Cooperalls were a funny thing. Guys with established careers wearing them like Blobby Clarke or Darryl Sittler. I can’t believe they didn’t just outright refuse to wear those travesties.

  • PDXclark | December 4, 2006 at 9:56 am |

    So we all agree the black ref’s pants are silly- but what makes them worse is that on TV, the material the tops are made of appear to have a different finish thatn the pants making the black seem “lighter”. They are more shiny and the pants are matte.

    And yes, I can vouch for the plugged helmet holes on Brown.

  • Paul Lukas | December 4, 2006 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”26613″]Paul,
    For those of us that read your blog from a work computer, can you flag sites that might be considered porn? The site with the Foot Locker pictures got flagged by my IT department.[/quote]

    Sorry. I didn’t realize what site it was from — I just did a Google image search on “Foot Locker staff,” came up with that photo (which obviously isn’t pornographic itself), and didn’t pay any mind to its surrounding context.

  • MetsFan AZ | December 4, 2006 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”26617″]So we all agree the black ref’s pants are silly- but what makes them worse is that on TV, the material the tops are made of appear to have a different finish thatn the pants making the black seem “lighter”. They are more shiny and the pants are matte.

    And yes, I can vouch for the plugged helmet holes on Brown.[/quote]
    One comment that Madden & Michaels made was that in cold weather the long pants allow them to layer up better than the knickers which seems rational. That being said there were a couple of single digit games where they sported the knickers so who knows. Subject change – never thought I would ever say anything nice about Duke but I’m glad they haven’t gone with the Nike template jersey yet and my U of A Wildcats haven’t either.

  • nybatt | December 4, 2006 at 10:07 am |

    I’ll be the first to chime in positively on the giants red alts…. I like them quite a bit… they are an accurate, historical representation of the 1940’s/early 1950’s giants… where they wore blue helmets as well…

    I was at the game yesterday and they looked great in person… most of the fan feedback was positive as well…. they are fine for 1 game a year…

    as for the “big blue” nickname… that doesn’t hold too much weight with me… the yanks are referred to as “pinstripes” in their road greys, and the rangers are referred to as “blueshirts” even in their road whites…. wearing red once a year isn’t going to soil the team’s “marketed nickname”…

    I personally like the fact that there is little blue in the road unis and little red in the home… makes for two completely different uniform looks… and that is somewhat unique in the NFL…

    lastly.. didn’t realize the “ny” nosebumper was switched to red for the game until I saw photos today…

  • WVU Tom | December 4, 2006 at 10:24 am |

    I realize the Giants road whites are modeled after a traditional former days of glory look, but I think they just look “cheap”. Can’t quite put my finger on it, because quite a few teams have simple white with single color road jerseys, but they (the Giants whites) just look more like practice jerseys than anthing else to me.

    It could also be that I’m not a fan of the white jersey/grey pants combo, maybe due to baseball uniform conditioning–perhaps blue pants to match the helmet would be a better fit with the white and red jerseys?

  • Original Jim | December 4, 2006 at 10:28 am |

    [quote comment=”26604″]the pic with the man with the headphones is a crewmember of the chain gang. he is writing the yardline the ball is on in case the chains are knocked down or moved. just a reminder throughout the game for his crew.[/quote]

    That’s why they sell these clips: http://www.honigs.co...

    One member of the chain crew clips this to the back edge of the first 5-yard line in the 10-yard series. This way, when the chains need to come in for a measurement, or when you change direction at the end of a period, or when the play swings to the sideline and everyone drops their stakes, there’s a point of reference to reset them.

  • Jerry | December 4, 2006 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”26615″]anybody notice Josh Brown’s plugged earholes in last night’s Seahawk’s game? I can’t find a good view of it, but is clearly visible before or after any field goal. Anybody ever see this before? It was a first for me.[/quote]

    Yes, we would do it in high school. I keeps the wind from blowing straight into your ears. It was pretty cold in Denver last night

  • Ian K | December 4, 2006 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”26600″]I’m not positive, but I think the Titans have worn the most uniform combinations this season. Navy jersey/White pants, Navy Jersey/Navy pants, White jersey/Navy pants, White jersey/White Pants, White Jersey/Light Blue pants, Light Blue jerseys/Navy pants, Light Blue jerseys/Light Blue pants. That’s seven combinations in twelve games. They have two more left to try… Light Blue jersey/White pants and Navy jersy/Light Blue pants. I hope they do it.[/quote]

    Have they worn more uniform combinations than the Bengals? I remember someone posted a page with the Bengals’ planned unis for all 16 games.

    Matt W – I’m on a work computer and I was able to view the Foot Locker picture, but the one linked from “dirtiest names in sports” was blocked.

  • Paul Lukas | December 4, 2006 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”26624″][quote comment=”26604″]the pic with the man with the headphones is a crewmember of the chain gang. he is writing the yardline the ball is on in case the chains are knocked down or moved. just a reminder throughout the game for his crew.[/quote]

    That’s why they sell these clips: http://www.honigs.co...

    One member of the chain crew clips this to the back edge of the first 5-yard line in the 10-yard series. This way, when the chains need to come in for a measurement, or when you change direction at the end of a period, or when the play swings to the sideline and everyone drops their stakes, there’s a point of reference to reset them.[/quote]

    Great work, guys — thanks for the info.

    I looked up the patent number printed on the clip and came up with this. Click on “Images” and you can see the original patent application itself, complete with prototype drawings.

  • dilbert719 | December 4, 2006 at 10:42 am |

    Am I really the only one who thinks that, at least for the Saints, the black on black is a good look? Yeah, it would be much improved with, say, a gold belt and gold/white/gold striping down the pants, but for some reason, the black on black is the only Saints uniform that doesn’t cause me substantial pain to look at.

    As for the Giants in red, and their white with red jerseys, can we please stop that farce? They need blue. Some blue. ANY blue.

    Other quick comments: The Titans’ bubblegum ice cream look – amusing, but let’s not do it regularly, shall we? Powder blue on navy blue, yeah, but that’s just a little too much. Bironas looks like he forgot to change out of his jammies.

    Marko Jaric: I’ve never laughed so hard at a uni foulup in my life. That was priceless. I’m still smirking about it.

    Denver wearing the Rockets jerseys: very, very nice look. I wouldn’t mind seeing that more often, and coming from someone who absolutely LOATHES orange on uniforms, except for the Flyers, Orioles, and (when used properly, ie. not this jersey iteration) Bengals, that says a lot.

    The Spurs need to go to the silver jersey full time. That’s an incredibly classy look, and something only they, and maybe the Raiders, could get away with in all of sports.

    I like the Reds uniforms overall. The drop shadows are crazy, the font needs to go, but other than that, fantastic. Solid triple, coulda been a home run, but oh well.

  • JimmyMac | December 4, 2006 at 10:43 am |

    “The league hires former players as “sock cops” in every NFL city because they understand what players experience on game days.”

    Wow, imagine the resumes of UniWatch bloggers flooding the human resources department of the NFL headquarters in New York.

    Dear Sirs-

    While I did not technically play in the “NFL”, I did score in the upper 90th percentile of the UniWatch Quiz, therefore I believe I should be given special dispensation and be considered as a candidate for an NFL outfitting official at Giants Stadium.

    Thank You.

  • Kerry | December 4, 2006 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”26596″]I believe the last time the Saints went all-black was back in ’99, Ricky Williams’ rookie season.

    They actually had two styles of black pants, with gold stripes and without.[/quote]
    And ALL of the black pant options are HIDEOUS!!! We Saints fans support the Black & GOLD!!!! Why ruin a good thing?

  • MetsFan AZ | December 4, 2006 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment=”26630″]”The league hires former players as “sock cops” in every NFL city because they understand what players experience on game days.”

    Wow, imagine the resumes of UniWatch bloggers flooding the human resources department of the NFL headquarters in New York.

    Dear Sirs-

    While I did not technically play in the “NFL”, I did score in the upper 90th percentile of the UniWatch Quiz, therefore I believe I should be given special dispensation and be considered as a candidate for an NFL outfitting official at Giants Stadium.

    Thank You.[/quote]
    I liked the picture of the sock cop, that untucked look is just not very professional. Do it on your own time, but if this is “work” tuck your shirt in. Very ironic for a fashion cop to be sartorially offensive.

  • Pat | December 4, 2006 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”26601″]I’m surprised Paul didn’t focus attention on the socks Golden State was wearing with their throwbacks.

    the CITY

    …even if the pictured Mr. Davis (I believe?) didn’t exactly get it right.[/quote]

    Yea, that’s Baron. I loved the socks. But, originally I thought they were long socks that had fallen down his legs Pete Maravich style. then I realized they were just lower socks. Still looked great though. What’s up with the sock on the right leg being different than the other. Looks like he may have another sock underneath or maybe a sweatband above that one.

  • todd krevanchi | December 4, 2006 at 11:03 am |

    so, i ended up going to the army/navy game on saturday, and i am so glad i went. it was like the game was secondary to all the pageantry that led up to kick off. the cadets marched on the field first. there were approximately 3600 cadets in formation at 1 time all in precise groups. then they exited and then the middies marched in again another 3600…
    as i looked at each cadet and middie all in matching uniforms, i remarked to my dad, “jeez thats alot of garment used to outfit those guys.”

    i was able to sneak into 1 of the sections where the middies were sitting and navy ended up scoring. they went crazy, throwing things, bottles, paper, PEOPLE, in the air. a few guys were doing push ups on the crowd. it was amazing…

  • Mike | December 4, 2006 at 11:10 am |

    I noticed 2 uni items this weekend.
    1) John David Booty’s (USC QB) sleeve numbers where much lower (in relation to the red stripe)than the rest of his teammates.
    2) Dre Bly’s (Detriot Lions) pants were more like shorts. I’ve seen many players stretch the limits with over the knee pants, but these were more like mid-thigh. It looked horrible. I hope the sock cops got him.

  • mg12 | December 4, 2006 at 11:12 am |

    I must be one of the few people on this board that liked the red Giants uniforms. I am not saying that they should permanently switch over to a red uniform, but they make great alternates.

    The University of Kansas football uniforms seemed to have been modeled after the NY Giants unis.

    http://graphics.fans...

    http://media.kansan....

    I have always found both uniforms to be very classy. Kansas will don the red alternates once or twice each season. Compared to their failure when playing basketball in the reds, their success in football is good when wearing the red jerseys.

    http://www2.kusports...

    If the Giants would have pulled out the win yesterday I would bet that the opinions of the red jerseys would have been more favorable. Whenever there is something out of the ordinary regarding a uniform, whether it be an alternate jersey or unique sock practice, that is what is associated with the outcome of the game. Players are superstitious, but so are the fans.

  • Mike | December 4, 2006 at 11:12 am |

    Regarding the Pop Warner football for “Ankle Biters,” as the budget-conscious parent of two small kids, I just can’t see buying pads, helmet, full uniform, cleats, etc., etc., etc., for a kid who a) will probably outgrow the uniform by the end of the season, and b) could lose interest the sport as a whole within fifteen minutes of the first practice.

    There’s a reason that soccer is popular with parents. :)

  • WVU Tom | December 4, 2006 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”26638″]Regarding the Pop Warner football for “Ankle Biters,” as the budget-conscious parent of two small kids, I just can’t see buying pads, helmet, full uniform, cleats, etc., etc., etc., for a kid who a) will probably outgrow the uniform by the end of the season, and b) could lose interest the sport as a whole within fifteen minutes of the first practice.

    There’s a reason that soccer is popular with parents. :)[/quote]

    While I would have no idea how the equipment is managed, I would only hope that much of this equipment is loaned to the players, returned at the end of the season and reused by new participants the following year. Granted, league fees may be higher if all that equipment needs to be provided–but that would still be cheaper than having to purchase all the equipment yourself.

    I never played pee-wee or pop warner football. But as a former baseball catcher, I remember in early little league years that most of my catching equipment was borrowed from the league, including my mitt, as my parents would never have bought all that stuff for me at that time.

  • todd krevanchi | December 4, 2006 at 11:39 am |

    on occasion you get to see the pop warner playoffs on espn. usually it is a team from florida or dc or cali that wins, and more often than not, when i see it, its like the mini florida gators are playing… anyway, i remember seeing a practice of these kids going crazy with athletic tape. a single roll around the thigh of each leg over the pants, as well a thinner amount put on the facemask to give the impression of a checkerboard or striped facemask (a practice ive seen also by FAMU in the past). has anyone else seen this?

  • Brooks | December 4, 2006 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”26636″]I noticed 2 uni items this weekend.
    1) John David Booty’s (USC QB) sleeve numbers where much lower (in relation to the red stripe)than the rest of his teammates.
    2) Dre Bly’s (Detriot Lions) pants were more like shorts. I’ve seen many players stretch the limits with over the knee pants, but these were more like mid-thigh. It looked horrible. I hope the sock cops got him.[/quote]

    I did a search and found two pics of Dre Bly, and two interesting things I found, if you look closely here and here you will see that:

    1. His pants are actually cut and hemmed to reach his thigh area, the usual elastic is not present.

    2. He wears spandex pants intead of socks, if you look at his inner leg you can see the seam from the pants.

    While I don’t usually mind players wearing their pants short, Bly takes it to another extreme which is just not a pleasing look.

  • Paul Lukas | December 4, 2006 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”26601″]I’m surprised Paul didn’t focus attention on the socks Golden State was wearing with their throwbacks.

    the CITY[/quote]

    Incredibly enough, I was so focused on the jersey that I didn’t notice the socks. Huuuuuge oversight on my part. Additional photo here.

  • Paul Lukas | December 4, 2006 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”26641″]I did a search and found two pics of Dre Bly…[/quote]

    All-time Dre Bly photo.

  • MetsFan AZ | December 4, 2006 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”26641″][quote comment=”26636″]I noticed 2 uni items this weekend.
    1) John David Booty’s (USC QB) sleeve numbers where much lower (in relation to the red stripe)than the rest of his teammates.
    2) Dre Bly’s (Detriot Lions) pants were more like shorts. I’ve seen many players stretch the limits with over the knee pants, but these were more like mid-thigh. It looked horrible. I hope the sock cops got him.[/quote]

    I did a search and found two pics of Dre Bly, and two interesting things I found, if you look closely here and here you will see that:

    1. His pants are actually cut and hemmed to reach his thigh area, the usual elastic is not present.

    2. He wears spandex pants intead of socks, if you look at his inner leg you can see the seam from the pants.

    While I don’t usually mind players wearing their pants short, Bly takes it to another extreme which is just not a pleasing look.[/quote]
    HO! LY! CRAP! That looks horrible!! I think lots of players go with the tights instead of colored socks.

  • todd krevanchi | December 4, 2006 at 11:49 am |

    bly’s tailored game pants look like the short training camp shorts players wear…

  • todd krevanchi | December 4, 2006 at 11:50 am |

    did he do that while a ram?

  • Chad E. | December 4, 2006 at 11:56 am |

    Howie Schwab was on Cold Pizza Friday, and was wearing a Seahawks jersey. The jersey said “Seahawk” and was missing the S. I don’t have DVR, but anyone that does and tivo’d it, check it out.

    Also, the high school i went to has entered Nike World

    http://www.tmnews.co...
    This next picture is horrible, but you get the idea.
    http://www.tmnews.co...

  • Miguel | December 4, 2006 at 11:56 am |

    Hey Krvanch, is Bly wearing PE Jordan’s or are those the pair they sold for football a couple of seasons ago?

    I thought Baron Davis was in the old school mood and that’s why he was rocking the Stockton shorts, but I guess he goes short with the regular uni as well.

  • Andy (#11) | December 4, 2006 at 12:11 pm |

    I saw a highlight of this last night and thought it was funny.
    The Broncos’ punter, Paul Ernster, accidentally took the field without a helmet on. He had to sprint back off the field to retrieve his helmet.

    “I was just so focused on the game and ready to punt. I was excited. I had my hat on,” Ernster said. “And was standing there. Nobody said anything. And I started jogging out and everybody was like, ‘Dude, put your helmet on you.”

    This article mentions it under the OOPS section.
    Sorry, I couldn’t find any pics or video to link to.

  • Brooks | December 4, 2006 at 12:15 pm |

    As evidence of this photo it appears that he did wear spandex with the Rams, however his pants are not altered. His pants are short however you can tell by the bunching around the bottom that they are not altered in the same fashion he wears now.

  • todd krevanchi | December 4, 2006 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”26652″]Hey Krvanch, is Bly wearing PE Jordan’s or are those the pair they sold for football a couple of seasons ago?[/quote]

    they look like the standard jordan 14 that you and i could have picked up on eastbay. there is really nothing about them (that i can see) that would make it a PE). although, since he probably got it direct from nike/brand jordan, it may have PE labeling inside and on the box.

    ahman green wore those as well. youve seen warren sapp’s PE jordan 9’s and 11’s. deion had PE 11’s, moss had PE 9’s and 11’s. alot of guys within the past 5 years had PE jordans, but currently i think only T.O. and marvin harrison have PE jordans…

  • Jon | December 4, 2006 at 12:22 pm |

    Check out the link in Paul’s article to the Warriors retro warm ups from last night (not sure if my attempt will work). Adidas used it’s old logo – not the new slanted three stripes one.

  • WVU Tom | December 4, 2006 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”26643″][quote comment=”26641″]I did a search and found two pics of Dre Bly…[/quote]

    All-time Dre Bly photo.[/quote]

    Funny it had to be a pick from that game…as a Ravens fan I’ve tried to hard to convince myself it never happened, and visual evidnece presents itself and brings with it a flood of bad memories.

    (This was the Mike Carey vs. Ravens game where an almost NFL record 21 penalties cost the Ravens an otherwise close game and set the tone for arguable the most disappointing season in Baltimore since the Ravens arrived.)

  • Teebz | December 4, 2006 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”26643″][quote comment=”26641″]I did a search and found two pics of Dre Bly…[/quote]

    All-time Dre Bly photo.[/quote]

    What’s with his glove? Is it too small for his hand, or does keeping it undone and only part-way on your hand help handle the ball? What’s the point of a glove if you don’t wear and use it properly?

    If someone can shed some light on this for a pure NFL hater, please do so. I thank you in advance.

  • FloPoErich | December 4, 2006 at 12:28 pm |

    Is it just me or does the number typography on Dre Bly’s jersey in the pic for the Rams look off? It looks awfully block compared to the font that they normally use…

  • WVU Tom | December 4, 2006 at 12:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”26657″][quote comment=”26652″]Hey Krvanch, is Bly wearing PE Jordan’s or are those the pair they sold for football a couple of seasons ago?[/quote]

    they look like the standard jordan 14 that you and i could have picked up on eastbay. there is really nothing about them (that i can see) that would make it a PE). although, since he probably got it direct from nike/brand jordan, it may have PE labeling inside and on the box.

    ahman green wore those as well. youve seen warren sapp’s PE jordan 9’s and 11’s. deion had PE 11’s, moss had PE 9’s and 11’s. alot of guys within the past 5 years had PE jordans, but currently i think only T.O. and marvin harrison have PE jordans…[/quote]

    I may feel stupid for asking…but what are “PE Jordans”?

  • Original Jim | December 4, 2006 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”26628″][quote comment=”26624″][quote comment=”26604″]the pic with the man with the headphones is a crewmember of the chain gang. he is writing the yardline the ball is on in case the chains are knocked down or moved. just a reminder throughout the game for his crew.[/quote]

    That’s why they sell these clips: http://www.honigs.co...

    One member of the chain crew clips this to the back edge of the first 5-yard line in the 10-yard series. This way, when the chains need to come in for a measurement, or when you change direction at the end of a period, or when the play swings to the sideline and everyone drops their stakes, there’s a point of reference to reset them.[/quote]

    Great work, guys — thanks for the info.

    I looked up the patent number printed on the clip and came up with this. Click on “Images” and you can see the original patent application itself, complete with prototype drawings.[/quote]

    To be honest, I like and use this one myself: http://www.honigs.co...

    If you notice, it even goes up to 55 for Canadian Football!

    As a Linesman, I am often stuck with none-too-eager volunteers to work the chains at high school and youth/Pop Warner games. So I don’t have the luxury of a clip man as part of the crew. I have to carry the clip in my back pocket during the game. It’s much easier and comfortable to keep the fabric strip in the pocket than the giant coaster-thing I linked to before.

    I’ve also seen these before: http://www.poptopssp...

    One referee had one of those made out of metal, including the spring-loaded clips. On a warm summer day on an astroturf field, they get quite hot.

  • Miguel | December 4, 2006 at 12:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”26663″]
    I may feel stupid for asking…but what are “PE Jordans”?[/quote]

    Not a dumb question…PE is Player Exclusive

  • Kerry | December 4, 2006 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”26643″][quote comment=”26641″]I did a search and found two pics of Dre Bly…[/quote]

    All-time Dre Bly photo.[/quote]
    While Bly’s capri pants (I like to call them “Island Pants”) are horrible…his team mate kneeling behind him isn’t much better. I think Bly converted him to the Dark Side.

  • todd krevanchi | December 4, 2006 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”26663″][quote comment=”26657″][quote comment=”26652″]Hey Krvanch, is Bly wearing PE Jordan’s or are those the pair they sold for football a couple of seasons ago?[/quote]

    they look like the standard jordan 14 that you and i could have picked up on eastbay. there is really nothing about them (that i can see) that would make it a PE). although, since he probably got it direct from nike/brand jordan, it may have PE labeling inside and on the box.

    ahman green wore those as well. youve seen warren sapp’s PE jordan 9’s and 11’s. deion had PE 11’s, moss had PE 9’s and 11’s. alot of guys within the past 5 years had PE jordans, but currently i think only T.O. and marvin harrison have PE jordans…[/quote]

    I may feel stupid for asking…but what are “PE Jordans”?[/quote]

    nah, i should have actually been clearer. when a player has a contract with a shoe company, they often times get special shoes. this is most evident in basketball where there are initials, numbers, messages, and other things embroidered on the shoes as well as special colorways for the player not available in stores. these are called Player Exclusives.

    They fetch big cash on ebay, and in nikes case, come with special tag numbering (like a VIN number) so the shoe can be tracked to who it was issued to. this is done to prevent ebay reselling. believe it or not, nike has a group of people who just read message boards, and who monitor online auctions for this very reason.

  • Jonas Fortune | December 4, 2006 at 12:48 pm |

    After seeing the Titans new uniforms Sunday one thing came to mind… The Smurfs just made a triumphant return to television.

  • Kerry | December 4, 2006 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”26667″][quote comment=”26663″][quote comment=”26657″][quote comment=”26652″]Hey Krvanch, is Bly wearing PE Jordan’s or are those the pair they sold for football a couple of seasons ago?[/quote]

    they look like the standard jordan 14 that you and i could have picked up on eastbay. there is really nothing about them (that i can see) that would make it a PE). although, since he probably got it direct from nike/brand jordan, it may have PE labeling inside and on the box.

    ahman green wore those as well. youve seen warren sapp’s PE jordan 9’s and 11’s. deion had PE 11’s, moss had PE 9’s and 11’s. alot of guys within the past 5 years had PE jordans, but currently i think only T.O. and marvin harrison have PE jordans…[/quote]

    I may feel stupid for asking…but what are “PE Jordans”?[/quote]

    nah, i should have actually been clearer. when a player has a contract with a shoe company, they often times get special shoes. this is most evident in basketball where there are initials, numbers, messages, and other things embroidered on the shoes as well as special colorways for the player not available in stores. these are called Player Exclusives.

    They fetch big cash on ebay, and in nikes case, come with special tag numbering (like a VIN number) so the shoe can be tracked to who it was issued to. this is done to prevent ebay reselling. Believe it or not, nike has a group of people who just read message boards, and who monitor online auctions for this very reason.[/quote]
    Where can I get a job like that! I mean, I’m looking at online auctions and message boards…but I could get fired instead of paid for doing so!

  • Mark in Shiga | December 4, 2006 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”26662″]Is it just me or does the number typography on Dre Bly’s jersey in the pic for the Rams look off? It looks awfully block compared to the font that they normally use…[/quote]

    The first year that the Rams went to navy-and-gold from the old blue-and-yellow, they had block numbers. Only after that did they start with their own number font.

    And those aren’t pants; they’re bicycle shorts!

  • todd krevanchi | December 4, 2006 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”26670″]
    Where can I get a job like that! I mean, I’m looking at online auctions and message boards…but I could get fired instead of paid for doing so![/quote]

    shoot, im with you!!! this came about when the university of oregon had some PE lebron azg 2’s made for them in 2 colors… they started popping up online for like 2 grand or something. nike flipped… i think they got the auctions pulled, and started the numbering process… then someone started selling kansas PE air jordan 13 that they found out belonged to keith langford (i dont know if it was ever determined to be him or not). i think they got pulled as well…

  • Minna H | December 4, 2006 at 1:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”26652″]

    I thought Baron Davis was in the old school mood and that’s why he was rocking the Stockton shorts, but I guess he goes short with the regular uni as well.[/quote]

    Miguel, Baron’s shorts are short, yes, but they are not as tight or as, shall we say, revealing as Stockton’s. Thank God.

  • Minna H | December 4, 2006 at 1:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”26629″]Am I really the only one who thinks that, at least for the Saints, the black on black is a good look? Yeah, it would be much improved with, say, a gold belt and gold/white/gold striping down the pants, but for some reason, the black on black is the only Saints uniform that doesn’t cause me substantial pain to look at.

    As for the Giants in red, and their white with red jerseys, can we please stop that farce? They need blue. Some blue. ANY blue.

    Other quick comments: The Titans’ bubblegum ice cream look – amusing, but let’s not do it regularly, shall we? Powder blue on navy blue, yeah, but that’s just a little too much. Bironas looks like he forgot to change out of his jammies.

    Marko Jaric: I’ve never laughed so hard at a uni foulup in my life. That was priceless. I’m still smirking about it.

    Denver wearing the Rockets jerseys: very, very nice look. I wouldn’t mind seeing that more often, and coming from someone who absolutely LOATHES orange on uniforms, except for the Flyers, Orioles, and (when used properly, ie. not this jersey iteration) Bengals, that says a lot.

    The Spurs need to go to the silver jersey full time. That’s an incredibly classy look, and something only they, and maybe the Raiders, could get away with in all of sports.

    I like the Reds uniforms overall. The drop shadows are crazy, the font needs to go, but other than that, fantastic. Solid triple, coulda been a home run, but oh well.[/quote]

    Wow, Dilbert. We must be twins separated at birth. I LOVE the Saints’ all-black look. I’ll keep saying it every time someone asks. I think every team should do all-black one game a year, on the same weekend. That would be fabulous.

    I agree with the rest of your comments, especially about the Spurs. They were rocking the all-silver look.

    Oh, the only thing I disagree about: no, the Saints’ pants would not look better with a stripe. And the numbers are too big and gold. Other than that, spot on.

  • MetsFan AZ | December 4, 2006 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”26674″][quote comment=”26652″]

    I thought Baron Davis was in the old school mood and that’s why he was rocking the Stockton shorts, but I guess he goes short with the regular uni as well.[/quote]

    Miguel, Baron’s shorts are short, yes, but they are not as tight or as, shall we say, revealing as Stockton’s. Thank God.[/quote]
    Maybe that’s where Dre Bly is going.

  • Minna H | December 4, 2006 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”26599″]Going back to yesterday, I have to take issue with the idea that Michigan should reverse its colors and wear blue pants and yellow jerseys as an alternate. Why do I think this is a bad idea? The very idea that it was accompanied by a comparison to Cal makes it a bad idea. Michigan’s unis are uniquely recognizable as Michigan, and creating an (unnecessary) alternate that would be comparable to another school’s unis would be a huge step backwards.

    Also, Minna, thanks for the effort in regards to the Wolverines. But I can’t say I’m disappointed at the Rose Bowl berth. It might have been pretty cool to play OSU again, but this result actually fits better with my old-school opinions on college football. (I think the national championship emphasis is actually bad for college football.)[/quote]

    Burrill, you make a good point about the emphasis on the national championship. I always thought it was a shame that a season is decided on one loss (or two) and the perception that if a team didn’t make the championship, it was a lost season. Besides, the Rose Bowl is so majestic and old-timey with a Big Ten participant and a Pac-10 participant. Glad to know you aren’t disappointed.

    And now, if you’ll please excuse me, I have to finish the sadist’s quiz. I always put off my homework until the last minute while in college, and I did the same this time. Good thing I looked at it last night to get a head start, or I’d be screwed. Paul, you better appreciate my snarky answers because I put in some extra thought into them just for you.

  • Minna H | December 4, 2006 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”26678″][quote comment=”26674″][quote comment=”26652″]

    I thought Baron Davis was in the old school mood and that’s why he was rocking the Stockton shorts, but I guess he goes short with the regular uni as well.[/quote]

    Miguel, Baron’s shorts are short, yes, but they are not as tight or as, shall we say, revealing as Stockton’s. Thank God.[/quote]
    Maybe that’s where Dre Bly is going.[/quote]

    Thanks MetsFan AZ for that disturbing mental picture. No, really. Thanks. Reming me to return the favor sometime.

  • Burrill | December 4, 2006 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”26676″]I think every team should do all-black one game a year, on the same weekend. That would be fabulous.[/quote]

    If every team wore all-black on the same weekend, then it could be rather difficult to tell the teams apart on the field!

    Sorry. I couldn’t resist.

  • MetsFan AZ | December 4, 2006 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”26680″][quote comment=”26678″][quote comment=”26674″][quote comment=”26652″]

    I thought Baron Davis was in the old school mood and that’s why he was rocking the Stockton shorts, but I guess he goes short with the regular uni as well.[/quote]

    Miguel, Baron’s shorts are short, yes, but they are not as tight or as, shall we say, revealing as Stockton’s. Thank God.[/quote]
    Maybe that’s where Dre Bly is going.[/quote]

    Thanks MetsFan AZ for that disturbing mental picture. No, really. Thanks. Reming me to return the favor sometime.[/quote]
    Anytime. I think as a group we’re getting better, I heard that Antonio Bryant flashed some crack again this weekend and we have all calmly refrained from posting pics. This is NOT an invitation for posting said pics.

  • Ben | December 4, 2006 at 1:59 pm |

    Re: Georgia Tech’s unis.

    Blue my ass.

    That’s black.

    As far as the Titans unis, I think that’s a very nice look, and in fact they should go with the powder blue jersey as their prime ones and lose the dark blue, as powder blue is one of their original colors.

  • Patrick | December 4, 2006 at 2:22 pm |

    Hey guys,

    I have a question. I’m trying to buy a throwback Nolan Ryan jersey and the sizes available are 40, 46, 56. I’ve never bought a jersey like this before and I was just wondering how the sizes translate to small, medium, large, x-large, etc.

    Thanks

  • Kerry | December 4, 2006 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”26676″][quote comment=”26629″]Am I really the only one who thinks that, at least for the Saints, the black on black is a good look? Yeah, it would be much improved with, say, a gold belt and gold/white/gold striping down the pants, but for some reason, the black on black is the only Saints uniform that doesn’t cause me substantial pain to look at.

    As for the Giants in red, and their white with red jerseys, can we please stop that farce? They need blue. Some blue. ANY blue.

    Other quick comments: The Titans’ bubblegum ice cream look – amusing, but let’s not do it regularly, shall we? Powder blue on navy blue, yeah, but that’s just a little too much. Bironas looks like he forgot to change out of his jammies.

    Marko Jaric: I’ve never laughed so hard at a uni foulup in my life. That was priceless. I’m still smirking about it.

    Denver wearing the Rockets jerseys: very, very nice look. I wouldn’t mind seeing that more often, and coming from someone who absolutely LOATHES orange on uniforms, except for the Flyers, Orioles, and (when used properly, ie. not this jersey iteration) Bengals, that says a lot.

    The Spurs need to go to the silver jersey full time. That’s an incredibly classy look, and something only they, and maybe the Raiders, could get away with in all of sports.

    I like the Reds uniforms overall. The drop shadows are crazy, the font needs to go, but other than that, fantastic. Solid triple, coulda been a home run, but oh well.[/quote]

    Wow, Dilbert. We must be twins separated at birth. I LOVE the Saints’ all-black look. I’ll keep saying it every time someone asks. I think every team should do all-black one game a year, on the same weekend. That would be fabulous.

    Oh, the only thing I disagree about: no, the Saints’ pants would not look better with a stripe. And the numbers are too big and gold. Other than that, spot on.[/quote]
    The all black look is HORRIBLE. PLEASE stick with the Black AND GOLD. And as for the stripe….that’s the one thing that would make the black on black WORSE!

  • Chad G | December 4, 2006 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”26684″]Re: Georgia Tech’s unis.

    Blue my ass.

    That’s black.

    As far as the Titans unis, I think that’s a very nice look, and in fact they should go with the powder blue jersey as their prime ones and lose the dark blue, as powder blue is one of their original colors.[/quote]

    How is this black? This is black.

    Georgia Tech’s colors are navy and gold, just like Notre dame. GT was even playing a black and gold team in Wake Forest. The difference was obvious.

  • Barney Fife | December 4, 2006 at 2:32 pm |

    I’m probably the only one who cares, but thanks for the great ABA retrospective. I watched Julis Erving, George Gervin, Rick Barry, Artis Gilmore, Charlie Scott and a lot of other great players play in the Denver Auditorium Arena. Saw Wilt Chamberlain coach the San Diego Conquistadors! That little arena seemed huge to me. I didn’t know any better at the time.

    One note on the Rocket’s logo: that “purple” is actually the color of the Colorado state flower — the Columbine. They changed from the orange to the lavender and gold when Alex Hannum came to coach the team. Fun memories.

  • dchis | December 4, 2006 at 2:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”26674″][quote comment=”26652″]

    I thought Baron Davis was in the old school mood and that’s why he was rocking the Stockton shorts, but I guess he goes short with the regular uni as well.[/quote]

    Miguel, Baron’s shorts are short, yes, but they are not as tight or as, shall we say, revealing as Stockton’s. Thank God.[/quote]

    Minna,

    Tell me you wouldn’t like Troy P. in that outfit!!!

  • Fraser | December 4, 2006 at 2:36 pm |

    FROM CREAMERS LOGO SITE http://www.sportslog...

    Toronto Maple Leafs to Change Logo
    Team executive says leaf will be modernised
    By: Chris Creamer – sportslogos.net
    December 2, 2006

    It hasn’t been touched in 25 years, but a team executive says the Toronto Maple Leafs will be changing their logo for the 2007-08 season.

    According to an article in the December 2, 2006 edition of The Toronto Star, the club will unveil a modernised ‘leaf-silhouette’ at the All-Star Game in January, when all NHL teams are expected to be unveiling their new ‘form-fitting’ uniforms.

    The uniforms are reportedly to remain nearly the same, with the only changes, other than the logo, being in the fabric rather than the design.

    Other teams have been rumoured to be making drastic changes, including the Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins, but these claims have yet to be confirmed.

  • Miguel | December 4, 2006 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”26687″]Hey guys,

    I have a question. I’m trying to buy a throwback Nolan Ryan jersey and the sizes available are 40, 46, 56. I’ve never bought a jersey like this before and I was just wondering how the sizes translate to small, medium, large, x-large, etc.

    Thanks[/quote]

    Hope this helps.

  • joe | December 4, 2006 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”26684″]
    As far as the Titans unis, I think that’s a very nice look, and in fact they should go with the powder blue jersey as their prime ones and lose the dark blue, as powder blue is one of their original colors.[/quote]

    Ugg…too much of a good thing I guess. I liked the powder blue pants and white jerseys from last week, but this is too much. Besides, I think San Diego sports enough powder blue for the AFC for the entire season.

    That being said, I think I like Buffalo’s throwbacks the most (even more than the Chargers’). Does the NFL consider the throwback’s an alternate? They should have at least one throwback week per year and encourage all the teams to wear throwback jerseys, with a few exceptions:

    1) The Texans should be allowed to wear Oilers throwbacks, but not the Titans. Houston should be allowed to choose between Oiler’s throwbacks or old Dallas Texans (pre-KC Chiefs) uniforms.

    2) The Broncos must revive their early 60’s brown and yellow color scheme, NOT the orange crush uniform of 70s and 80s. They lost that right when they concocted those god-awful orange swoop stripes.

    3) Washington must wear Lombardi R helmets or feather stripe helmets, NOT Seminole-arrowhead helmets. Additionally, Washington must also suit up Sonny Jurgensen to play QB.

    4) The Ravens will be allowed to don the Colts uniforms. The Colts must play naked that week, as retribution.

  • Souder | December 4, 2006 at 2:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”26687″]Hey guys,

    I have a question. I’m trying to buy a throwback Nolan Ryan jersey and the sizes available are 40, 46, 56. I’ve never bought a jersey like this before and I was just wondering how the sizes translate to small, medium, large, x-large, etc.

    Thanks[/quote]
    From what I know the sizes are based on chest size. At least for football jerseys, 56 is xxxl, 54 is xxl, on down.

  • WVU Tom | December 4, 2006 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”26689″][quote comment=”26684″]Re: Georgia Tech’s unis.

    Blue my ass.

    That’s black.

    As far as the Titans unis, I think that’s a very nice look, and in fact they should go with the powder blue jersey as their prime ones and lose the dark blue, as powder blue is one of their original colors.[/quote]

    How is this black? This is black.

    Georgia Tech’s colors are navy and gold, just like Notre dame. GT was even playing a black and gold team in Wake Forest. The difference was obvious.[/quote]

    OK, I’m really confused…I always thought GT was a black and gold school, but on my TV those unis on saturday definately looked blue.

    I checked their website, and there is definately blue on display: (see Gator Bowl announc.)

    The basketball team obiously incorporates some navy blue.

    …but “yellow jackets” are BLACK and yellow, and after looking at the pics online from Saturday’s ACC championship, the jerseys now look black to me (including the one in the pic linked to above)! Is this possibly a case where GT’s black jerseys weren’t as black as wake’s?

    Could someone from Georgia Tech chime in and clarify? …Or I guess I could just wait and see for myself when I’m at the Gator Bowl this January. GO MOUNTAINEERS!

  • Mark in Shiga | December 4, 2006 at 2:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”26694″][quote comment=”26687″]Hey guys,

    I have a question. I’m trying to buy a throwback Nolan Ryan jersey and the sizes available are 40, 46, 56. I’ve never bought a jersey like this before and I was just wondering how the sizes translate to small, medium, large, x-large, etc.

    Thanks[/quote]

    Hope this helps.[/quote]

    This is insteresting… for Mitchell and Ness, a size 44 is a medium. Isn’t 44 a large in the regular, non-baggy-jersey shirt world? I have game-used jerseys in size 40 and 42 and can’t consider the former to be “extra-small”. Have they changed the standards to reflect the baggier shirts of the last ten years? Or the fatter people?

  • Souder | December 4, 2006 at 2:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”26659″]Check out the link in Paul’s article to the Warriors retro warm ups from last night (not sure if my attempt will work). Adidas used it’s old logo – not the new slanted three stripes one.[/quote]
    Adidas used this logo for all of their retro apparel. It appears on many t-shirts and sweatshirts.

  • The Original Lee | December 4, 2006 at 2:54 pm |

    Georgia Tech’s official colors are old gold and white. they have used both black and navy in the past as a third color, but in the recent past- within the past five years- they removed black. they looked back at old photos to see what it was originally, saw that it was navy, and went with it. so in closing, it is not black. It is navy.

    but then again im a deac, and i may still be drunk from the champagne.

  • MetsFan AZ | December 4, 2006 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”26698″][quote comment=”26689″][quote comment=”26684″]Re: Georgia Tech’s unis.

    Blue my ass.

    That’s black.

    As far as the Titans unis, I think that’s a very nice look, and in fact they should go with the powder blue jersey as their prime ones and lose the dark blue, as powder blue is one of their original colors.[/quote]

    How is this black? This is black.

    Georgia Tech’s colors are navy and gold, just like Notre dame. GT was even playing a black and gold team in Wake Forest. The difference was obvious.[/quote]

    OK, I’m really confused…I always thought GT was a black and gold school, but on my TV those unis on saturday definately looked blue.

    I checked their website, and there is definately blue on display: (see Gator Bowl announc.)

    The basketball team obiously incorporates some navy blue.

    …but “yellow jackets” are BLACK and yellow, and after looking at the pics online from Saturday’s ACC championship, the jerseys now look black to me (including the one in the pic linked to above)! Is this possibly a case where GT’s black jerseys weren’t as black as wake’s?

    Could someone from Georgia Tech chime in and clarify? …Or I guess I could just wait and see for myself when I’m at the Gator Bowl this January. GO MOUNTAINEERS![/quote]
    Don’t you mean West @#$%ing Virginia

  • WVU Tom | December 4, 2006 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”26700″][quote comment=”26694″][quote comment=”26687″]Hey guys,

    I have a question. I’m trying to buy a throwback Nolan Ryan jersey and the sizes available are 40, 46, 56. I’ve never bought a jersey like this before and I was just wondering how the sizes translate to small, medium, large, x-large, etc.

    Thanks[/quote]

    Hope this helps.[/quote]

    This is insteresting… for Mitchell and Ness, a size 44 is a medium. Isn’t 44 a large in the regular, non-baggy-jersey shirt world? I have game-used jerseys in size 40 and 42 and can’t consider the former to be “extra-small”. Have they changed the standards to reflect the baggier shirts of the last ten years? Or the fatter people?[/quote]

    It seems to be the way with athetic apparel. I’m usually an “XL” or in some cases even a “XXL”, but I have a few NFL jerseys that are considered “Large” that fit just fine.

  • Chad G | December 4, 2006 at 3:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”26698″][quote comment=”26689″][quote comment=”26684″]Re: Georgia Tech’s unis.

    Blue my ass.

    That’s black.

    As far as the Titans unis, I think that’s a very nice look, and in fact they should go with the powder blue jersey as their prime ones and lose the dark blue, as powder blue is one of their original colors.[/quote]

    How is this black? This is black.

    Georgia Tech’s colors are navy and gold, just like Notre dame. GT was even playing a black and gold team in Wake Forest. The difference was obvious.[/quote]

    OK, I’m really confused…I always thought GT was a black and gold school, but on my TV those unis on saturday definately looked blue.

    I checked their website, and there is definately blue on display: (see Gator Bowl announc.)

    The basketball team obiously incorporates some navy blue.

    …but “yellow jackets” are BLACK and yellow, and after looking at the pics online from Saturday’s ACC championship, the jerseys now look black to me (including the one in the pic linked to above)! Is this possibly a case where GT’s black jerseys weren’t as black as wake’s?

    Could someone from Georgia Tech chime in and clarify? …Or I guess I could just wait and see for myself when I’m at the Gator Bowl this January. GO MOUNTAINEERS![/quote]

    That is just a bad picture. GT is most definitely navy and gold. Yes I know an actual yellow jacket is black and gold, but there are plenty of teams that use colors that dont accurately depict their animal mascot. i.e. LSU and Auburn with the tigers. Tigers are black and orange, not yellow and purple, or navy and orange.

    Here is a slightly better pic of GT from Saturday…or at least I think it is.

  • Chad G | December 4, 2006 at 3:06 pm |

    I also meant to say that an actuall yellow jacket is black and yellow not gold…brain fart

  • Docious | December 4, 2006 at 3:07 pm |

    Here are Nike’s new Football Uni’s for 07. It seems as if “Invincible Warrior” will be the new hated Nike Uni, same color top and bottom, too. We’ll also be seeing some of the new cleats during the bowl games and the playoffs.

  • Teebz | December 4, 2006 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”26696]Hey guys,

    I have a question. I’m trying to buy a throwback Nolan Ryan jersey and the sizes available are 40, 46, 56. I’ve never bought a jersey like this before and I was just wondering how the sizes translate to small, medium, large, x-large, etc.

    Thanks[/quote]

    It’s your chest size. However, since every manufacturer is different, verify if they have a return policy. Just like pants, not every jersey is cut the same.

  • WVU Tom | December 4, 2006 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”26704″]
    Don’t you mean West @#$%ing Virginia[/quote]

    No–frankly I’m peeved that someone would actually think it’s a good idea to wear that. WVU fans already have a great reputation without some jackass wearing crap like that. (I’ve been to a few games this year, those shirts are everywhere by the way, mostly worn by students who are probably from out of state, I hate them).

    West-by-God-Virginia will do just fine.

  • WVU Tom | December 4, 2006 at 3:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”26711″][quote comment=”26704″]
    Don’t you mean West @#$%ing Virginia[/quote]

    No–frankly I’m peeved that someone would actually think it’s a good idea to wear that. WVU fans already have a great reputation without some jackass wearing crap like that. (I’ve been to a few games this year, those shirts are everywhere by the way, mostly worn by students who are probably from out of state, I hate them).

    West-by-God-Virginia will do just fine.[/quote]

    …hate the shirts, just to clarify. I don’t ever profess hate towards people.

  • WVU Tom | December 4, 2006 at 3:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”26709″]Here are Nike’s new Football Uni’s for 07. It seems as if “Invincible Warrior” will be the new hated Nike Uni, same color top and bottom, too. We’ll also be seeing some of the new cleats during the bowl games and the playoffs.[/quote]

    hmmm…the Oregon uni on Page 10 actually doesn’t look that bad…for Oregon.

  • Aaron | December 4, 2006 at 3:33 pm |

    Anyone else think this is one of the coolest logos in sports?
    http://www.footballc...
    And I’m not a soccer fan.

  • mg12 | December 4, 2006 at 3:38 pm |

    Todd McFarlane just released images of the latest line of NHL figures. His figures continue to amaze me. He has some really nice poses for this series.

    http://spawn.com/new...

    I particularly like the Markus Naslund figure.

    http://spawn.com/toy...

    If you click on the photos link, you can see the pose much better. Also look close at the hats at his skates. One hat happens to have the retro Canucks logo. Nice attention to detail. I hope that they release teh figure in the alternate jerseys.

  • todd krevanchi | December 4, 2006 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”26690″]I’m probably the only one who cares, but thanks for the great ABA retrospective. I watched Julis Erving, George Gervin, Rick Barry, Artis Gilmore, Charlie Scott and a lot of other great players play in the Denver Auditorium Arena. Saw Wilt Chamberlain coach the San Diego Conquistadors! That little arena seemed huge to me. I didn’t know any better at the time.

    One note on the Rocket’s logo: that “purple” is actually the color of the Colorado state flower — the Columbine. They changed from the orange to the lavender and gold when Alex Hannum came to coach the team. Fun memories.[/quote]

    charlie scott!!!
    as a carolina fan, i thought i was the only one who knew that name. while he was in college he was referred to as “carolina’s first negro star”. thats actually how one magazine read!!!

    i had the pleasure of meeting him at the final 4 in indianapolis in 97. he played at UNC with larry miller (who holds the aba single game record for points at 67, and who also played for the conquistadors as well) who is from my hometown. when i said i was from larry’s hometown, he said “oh you are from catasauqua?” like he too grew up there… nice guy…

  • al | December 4, 2006 at 3:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”26643″][quote comment=”26641″]I did a search and found two pics of Dre Bly…[/quote]

    All-time Dre Bly photo.[/quote]

    Lordy! Those look like bicycle compression shorts! Go Gettem Sock Cop !

  • Richard from MA | December 4, 2006 at 3:46 pm |

    Wasn’t it raining at the ACC championship game on Saturday?

    That would make GT’s dark blue pretty darned near black…

  • mg12 | December 4, 2006 at 3:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”26714″]Anyone else think this is one of the coolest logos in sports?
    http://www.footballc...
    And I’m not a soccer fan.[/quote]

    No way. That logo is just a touch homo-erotic, don’t ya think?

  • Miguel | December 4, 2006 at 4:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”26721″][quote comment=”26714″]Anyone else think this is one of the coolest logos in sports?
    http://www.footballc...
    And I’m not a soccer fan.[/quote]

    No way. That logo is just a touch homo-erotic, don’t ya think?[/quote]

    You mean like this?

  • WVU Tom | December 4, 2006 at 4:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”26721″][quote comment=”26714″]Anyone else think this is one of the coolest logos in sports?
    http://www.footballc...
    And I’m not a soccer fan.[/quote]

    No way. That logo is just a touch homo-erotic, don’t ya think?[/quote]

    Yeah, I don’t like it.

  • Ethan R | December 4, 2006 at 4:10 pm |

    Check out this Uni-related item from the MLB Hot Stove. Could the color of shoes determine the market (or the lack there of) for Barry?

    The agent also said that Barry Bonds would much rather stay in San Francisco than sign with Oakland. “He doesn’t want to drive across the Bay, he doesn’t want to play in a dilapidated stadium, and he doesn’t want to wear the white shoes,” the agent said.

    http://sports.espn.g...

  • specs | December 4, 2006 at 4:16 pm |

    Maybe Bonds should try wearing the same color shoes as his teammates. Those may technically be gray, but they’re not too far from white. As an A’s fan, I’m glad he doesn’t want to move across the bay. What an ass.

  • drew | December 4, 2006 at 4:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”26713″][quote comment=”26709″]Here are Nike’s new Football Uni’s for 07. It seems as if “Invincible Warrior” will be the new hated Nike Uni, same color top and bottom, too. We’ll also be seeing some of the new cleats during the bowl games and the playoffs.[/quote]

    hmmm…the Oregon uni on Page 10 actually doesn’t look that bad…for Oregon.[/quote]

    Why would Nike make another Oregon jersey when by my count they still have about 90 more combinations of their current uni to wear?
    (besides the obvious fact that they can)

  • Steve | December 4, 2006 at 4:20 pm |

    Paul,

    We’ve had some conversations off line about uniforms…ok, mostly the Mets, but I wanted to try and clarify something about the Giants and the red tops.

    As I’ve told you, my “expertise” comes from producing historical sports documentaries, most notably, When It Was A Game, and the color film we have acquired over the years.

    Most of your readers seem to know that the Giants did at one time wear red tops with Blue helmets. The difference is the pants were not grey, but khaki.

    I have film of them playing a game at the Polo Grounds when they are wearing the uniform. Unfortunately I have no idea how to get that to the site.

    Hope that clears things up a bit.

  • Doug | December 4, 2006 at 4:23 pm |

    This is rather random. Paul, I think there needs to be some design contests, like the one you had for espn on the nationals re-design. We could have one whenever a major team comes out with a new design, see if anyone can do better, I think that would be cool.

    Anyway, Here are some tornado socks if anyone is interested.

  • matt | December 4, 2006 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”26651″]Howie Schwab was on Cold Pizza Friday, and was wearing a Seahawks jersey. The jersey said “Seahawk” and was missing the S. I don’t have DVR, but anyone that does and tivo’d it, check it out.

    Also, the high school i went to has entered Nike World

    http://www.tmnews.co...
    This next picture is horrible, but you get the idea.
    http://www.tmnews.co...
    Is Damon Bailey still the coach at BNL? Also, I love the uniforms! That new Ohio State template looks great, and it’s especially cool that some high schools are rocking that design already. It’s gotta be cool for the kids to have the same style as some of the big-time Nike programs.

  • Richard | December 4, 2006 at 4:45 pm |

    If the Titans move to Utah, they could always borrow a uniform or two from the Jazz and their new alternates…

  • todd krevanchi | December 4, 2006 at 5:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”26709″]Here are Nike’s new Football Uni’s for 07. It seems as if “Invincible Warrior” will be the new hated Nike Uni, same color top and bottom, too. We’ll also be seeing some of the new cleats during the bowl games and the playoffs.[/quote]

    wow. now that was impressive…
    id love to see the college basketball online catalog they have…

  • mg12 | December 4, 2006 at 5:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”26722″][quote comment=”26721″][quote comment=”26714″]Anyone else think this is one of the coolest logos in sports?
    http://www.footballc...
    And I’m not a soccer fan.[/quote]

    No way. That logo is just a touch homo-erotic, don’t ya think?[/quote]

    You mean like this?[/quote]

    Exactly. Combine that with some “Right Said Fred” and you have the Columbus Crew logo.

  • John in Athens | December 4, 2006 at 5:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”26728″]Most of your readers seem to know that the Giants did at one time wear red tops with Blue helmets. The difference is the pants were not grey, but khaki.[/quote]

    What is up with the grey pants?

    Is there a story behind them?

    It can’t be that they look good.

    I know they’re in Jersey, but c’mon!

    At least the classy folks in the Garden State know enough to make the track pants match the track tops!

  • Brandon | December 4, 2006 at 5:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”26596″]I believe the last time the Saints went all-black was back in ’99, Ricky Williams’ rookie season.

    They actually had two styles of black pants, with gold stripes and without.[/quote]
    Lets hope this isn’t a pre-curser of The President turning into Ricky

  • kevlay | December 4, 2006 at 5:31 pm |

    does anyone else think the south florida logo resembles this

  • kevlay | December 4, 2006 at 5:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”26739″]does anyone else think the south florida logo resembles this [/quote]

    sorry, first time trying to link..
    USF:
    Jack Links:

  • Allison | December 4, 2006 at 5:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”26727″][quote comment=”26713″][quote comment=”26709″]Here are Nike’s new Football Uni’s for 07. It seems as if “Invincible Warrior” will be the new hated Nike Uni, same color top and bottom, too. We’ll also be seeing some of the new cleats during the bowl games and the playoffs.[/quote]

    hmmm…the Oregon uni on Page 10 actually doesn’t look that bad…for Oregon.[/quote]

    Why would Nike make another Oregon jersey when by my count they still have about 90 more combinations of their current uni to wear?
    (besides the obvious fact that they can)[/quote]

    Doesn’t the uni on the Memphis guy on page 13 (?) look eerily similar to the NikeWorld basketball uniforms?

  • Smail | December 4, 2006 at 5:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”26709″]Here are Nike’s new Football Uni’s for 07. It seems as if “Invincible Warrior” will be the new hated Nike Uni, same color top and bottom, too. We’ll also be seeing some of the new cleats during the bowl games and the playoffs.[/quote]

    Quick Thoughts:

    The 3D Twill on page 14 makes me want to vomit.

    Whoever actually wears number 25 with the Miami jersey on page 30 will look like he has breasts.

    The Oregon jersey on page 32 looks like something from the FIU “Lost Luggage” collection.

    The shoes on page 40 have interchangeable color inserts… just like cheerleading shoes!

    As for the Warrior jerseys, looks like they’re already picked out for Cal and Florida St… Suckers!

  • Tim Burgess | December 4, 2006 at 5:53 pm |

    I know this was a ways up in the thread, but I’m not sure what the poster was referring to when he said KU had a lack of luck in basketball in the red uniforms. Kansas has only lost one basketball game in red uniforms since they were brought back when Bill Self took over.

  • Ben | December 4, 2006 at 6:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”26707″]This one really shows it, compare the GT jersey to the Wake helmet.[/quote]

    No, it doesn’t.

    The Tech jersey is black, plain and simple.

  • Steve | December 4, 2006 at 6:07 pm |

    John in Athens…
    Like most teams, it’s the jersey that counts. Not many x-mas sales in football pants.

    The Giants likely use the Grey pants because that’s what they already wear. To go khaki would be costly, and my guess is not worth it to them.

  • Bill | December 4, 2006 at 6:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”26695″][quote comment=”26684″]
    As far as the Titans unis, I think that’s a very nice look, and in fact they should go with the powder blue jersey as their prime ones and lose the dark blue, as powder blue is one of their original colors.[/quote]

    Ugg…too much of a good thing I guess. I liked the powder blue pants and white jerseys from last week, but this is too much. Besides, I think San Diego sports enough powder blue for the AFC for the entire season.

    That being said, I think I like Buffalo’s throwbacks the most (even more than the Chargers’). Does the NFL consider the throwback’s an alternate? They should have at least one throwback week per year and encourage all the teams to wear throwback jerseys, with a few exceptions:

    1) The Texans should be allowed to wear Oilers throwbacks, but not the Titans. Houston should be allowed to choose between Oiler’s throwbacks or old Dallas Texans (pre-KC Chiefs) uniforms.

    2) The Broncos must revive their early 60’s brown and yellow color scheme, NOT the orange crush uniform of 70s and 80s. They lost that right when they concocted those god-awful orange swoop stripes.

    3) Washington must wear Lombardi R helmets or feather stripe helmets, NOT Seminole-arrowhead helmets. Additionally, Washington must also suit up Sonny Jurgensen to play QB.

    4) The Ravens will be allowed to don the Colts uniforms. The Colts must play naked that week, as retribution.[/quote]

    Funny post! These rules should be implemented immediately!

  • Bill | December 4, 2006 at 6:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”26706″][quote comment=”26698″][quote comment=”26689″][quote comment=”26684″]Re: Georgia Tech’s unis.

    Blue my ass.

    That’s black.

    As far as the Titans unis, I think that’s a very nice look, and in fact they should go with the powder blue jersey as their prime ones and lose the dark blue, as powder blue is one of their original colors.[/quote]

    How is this black? This is black.

    Georgia Tech’s colors are navy and gold, just like Notre dame. GT was even playing a black and gold team in Wake Forest. The difference was obvious.[/quote]

    OK, I’m really confused…I always thought GT was a black and gold school, but on my TV those unis on saturday definately looked blue.

    I checked their website, and there is definately blue on display: (see Gator Bowl announc.)

    The basketball team obiously incorporates some navy blue.

    …but “yellow jackets” are BLACK and yellow, and after looking at the pics online from Saturday’s ACC championship, the jerseys now look black to me (including the one in the pic linked to above)! Is this possibly a case where GT’s black jerseys weren’t as black as wake’s?

    Could someone from Georgia Tech chime in and clarify? …Or I guess I could just wait and see for myself when I’m at the Gator Bowl this January. GO MOUNTAINEERS![/quote]

    That is just a bad picture. GT is most definitely navy and gold. Yes I know an actual yellow jacket is black and gold, but there are plenty of teams that use colors that dont accurately depict their animal mascot. i.e. LSU and Auburn with the tigers. Tigers are black and orange, not yellow and purple, or navy and orange.

    Here is a slightly better pic of GT from Saturday…or at least I think it is.[/quote]

    If you look at the fabric next to the gold outline of the numbers it does look like it’s navy…otherwise, it really does look black to me as well.

  • mg12 | December 4, 2006 at 6:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”26745″]I know this was a ways up in the thread, but I’m not sure what the poster was referring to when he said KU had a lack of luck in basketball in the red uniforms. Kansas has only lost one basketball game in red uniforms since they were brought back when Bill Self took over.[/quote]

    Sorry about that. I should’ve done some research before throwing that out. I am so used to hearing everyone trash the red KU basketball uniforms. I guess that is in reference to the fact that the 2003 team was the first to win in red in 50 years.

    I did come across a mention of KU wearing all yellow basketball uniforms in 1988. Anybody have any photo evidence?

  • Andrew | December 4, 2006 at 6:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”26599″]Going back to yesterday, I have to take issue with the idea that Michigan should reverse its colors and wear blue pants and yellow jerseys as an alternate. Why do I think this is a bad idea? The very idea that it was accompanied by a comparison to Cal makes it a bad idea. Michigan’s unis are uniquely recognizable as Michigan, and creating an (unnecessary) alternate that would be comparable to another school’s unis would be a huge step backwards.

    Also, Minna, thanks for the effort in regards to the Wolverines. But I can’t say I’m disappointed at the Rose Bowl berth. It might have been pretty cool to play OSU again, but this result actually fits better with my old-school opinions on college football. (I think the national championship emphasis is actually bad for college football.)[/quote]
    Sorry for the lateness, I wasn’t around yesterday, but this talk about Michigan flipping is not right. I’ve seen this atrocity firsthand: My brother picked up a yellow U-M football jersey at a Nike outlet store. It is utterly disgusting. I don’t have linkage, but trust me on this one- it is horrid.

  • Thorold Blair | December 4, 2006 at 6:20 pm |

    I’m sure it’s already been covered, but what’s the purpose of the slit in the back of some college jerseys?

  • Nick Tomkavage | December 4, 2006 at 6:21 pm |

    so apperently the dodgers are ditching the white trim and blue piping on their away jerseys?

    http://cache.boston....

  • Dan | December 4, 2006 at 6:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”26752″][quote comment=”26706″][quote comment=”26698″][quote comment=”26689″][quote comment=”26684″]Re: Georgia Tech’s unis.

    Blue my ass.

    That’s black.

    As far as the Titans unis, I think that’s a very nice look, and in fact they should go with the powder blue jersey as their prime ones and lose the dark blue, as powder blue is one of their original colors.[/quote]

    How is this black? This is black.

    Georgia Tech’s colors are navy and gold, just like Notre dame. GT was even playing a black and gold team in Wake Forest. The difference was obvious.[/quote]

    OK, I’m really confused…I always thought GT was a black and gold school, but on my TV those unis on saturday definately looked blue.

    I checked their website, and there is definately blue on display: (see Gator Bowl announc.)

    The basketball team obiously incorporates some navy blue.

    …but “yellow jackets” are BLACK and yellow, and after looking at the pics online from Saturday’s ACC championship, the jerseys now look black to me (including the one in the pic linked to above)! Is this possibly a case where GT’s black jerseys weren’t as black as wake’s?

    Could someone from Georgia Tech chime in and clarify? …Or I guess I could just wait and see for myself when I’m at the Gator Bowl this January. GO MOUNTAINEERS![/quote]

    That is just a bad picture. GT is most definitely navy and gold. Yes I know an actual yellow jacket is black and gold, but there are plenty of teams that use colors that dont accurately depict their animal mascot. i.e. LSU and Auburn with the tigers. Tigers are black and orange, not yellow and purple, or navy and orange.

    Here is a slightly better pic of GT from Saturday…or at least I think it is.[/quote]

    If you look at the fabric next to the gold outline of the numbers it does look like it’s navy…otherwise, it really does look black to me as well.[/quote]

    The jerseys were definitely blue. They got darker as the game went on due to the rain, thus they appear almost black.

    Here’s a clearly navy photo

  • LunchBox | December 4, 2006 at 6:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”26756″][quote comment=”26599″]Going back to yesterday, I have to take issue with the idea that Michigan should reverse its colors and wear blue pants and yellow jerseys as an alternate. Why do I think this is a bad idea? The very idea that it was accompanied by a comparison to Cal makes it a bad idea. Michigan’s unis are uniquely recognizable as Michigan, and creating an (unnecessary) alternate that would be comparable to another school’s unis would be a huge step backwards.

    Also, Minna, thanks for the effort in regards to the Wolverines. But I can’t say I’m disappointed at the Rose Bowl berth. It might have been pretty cool to play OSU again, but this result actually fits better with my old-school opinions on college football. (I think the national championship emphasis is actually bad for college football.)[/quote]
    Sorry for the lateness, I wasn’t around yesterday, but this talk about Michigan flipping is not right. I’ve seen this atrocity firsthand: My brother picked up a yellow U-M football jersey at a Nike outlet store. It is utterly disgusting. I don’t have linkage, but trust me on this one- it is horrid.[/quote]

    Something like this?: http://www.prosports...

  • Chad G | December 4, 2006 at 6:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”26749″][quote comment=”26707″]This one really shows it, compare the GT jersey to the Wake helmet.[/quote]

    No, it doesn’t.

    The Tech jersey is black, plain and simple.[/quote]

    ? What the hell is that all about?
    I’m not saying the jerseys are navy because I think they are, I’m saying it because I know they are. Where did you get this authority to say I am wrong here? You are arguing with fact, the picture even tells the story, it’s not my fault you can’t tell the difference. The jerseys are Navy Blue. If you still don’t believe me call the GT Athletic department and ask them.

  • Steven | December 4, 2006 at 6:49 pm |

    That ’07 Nike football uniform is great. I always love being able to see the new gloves and cleats before the hit the stores.

    I know that the Warrior uniform is a pretty strange design to say the least. However, its much better than some of the previous Nike designs. I actually think the side piping is kind of cool, but the two tone collar is awful.

    Definitely a major improvement of Oregon’s uni’s look like that next year. Maybe Nike took note of the opinions on this site. Kudos Paul!

    Lastly, the pants on page 26 (Storrs Jersey), with the piping that comes around to the front are absolutely horrendous. It’s called side piping for a reason…

  • Kerry | December 4, 2006 at 7:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”26706″][quote comment=”26698″][quote comment=”26689″][quote comment=”26684″]Re: Georgia Tech’s unis.

    Blue my ass.

    That’s black.

    As far as the Titans unis, I think that’s a very nice look, and in fact they should go with the powder blue jersey as their prime ones and lose the dark blue, as powder blue is one of their original colors.[/quote]

    How is this black? This is black.

    Georgia Tech’s colors are navy and gold, just like Notre dame. GT was even playing a black and gold team in Wake Forest. The difference was obvious.[/quote]

    OK, I’m really confused…I always thought GT was a black and gold school, but on my TV those unis on saturday definately looked blue.

    I checked their website, and there is definately blue on display: (see Gator Bowl announc.)

    The basketball team obiously incorporates some navy blue.

    …but “yellow jackets” are BLACK and yellow, and after looking at the pics online from Saturday’s ACC championship, the jerseys now look black to me (including the one in the pic linked to above)! Is this possibly a case where GT’s black jerseys weren’t as black as wake’s?

    Could someone from Georgia Tech chime in and clarify? …Or I guess I could just wait and see for myself when I’m at the Gator Bowl this January. GO MOUNTAINEERS![/quote]

    That is just a bad picture. GT is most definitely navy and gold. Yes I know an actual yellow jacket is black and gold, but there are plenty of teams that use colors that dont accurately depict their animal mascot. i.e. LSU and Auburn with the tigers. Tigers are black and orange, not yellow and purple, or navy and orange.

    Here is a slightly better pic of GT from Saturday…or at least I think it is.[/quote]
    Yeah…but Auburn has an identity crisis…they’re the War Eagles as far as I’m concerned.

  • JimmyMac | December 4, 2006 at 7:19 pm |

    Docious said:
    Here are Nike’s new Football Uni’s for 07. It seems as if “Invincible Warrior” will be the new hated Nike Uni, same color top and bottom, too. We’ll also be seeing some of the new cleats during the bowl games and the playoffs.

    wow. now that was impressive…
    id love to see the college basketball online catalog they have…

    Great snag…jeez…that will get some interest from the folks at Nike headquarters…

  • JimmyMac | December 4, 2006 at 7:29 pm |

    If the Giants would have pulled out the win yesterday I would bet that the opinions of the red jerseys would have been more favorable.

    Nah…if the Giants would have won by a thousand points…those red jerseys still look like a college intramural team…horrid.

  • Minna H | December 4, 2006 at 7:32 pm |

    Wow. I thought I was queen of researching… until I took Paul’s little quiz. Man, I surrender my crown forthwith.

    Burrill: Man, I wasn’t thinking that all-black thing through, was I? I was just too damn excited about the idea. Ok, all the home teams must wear black. Not as much fun, but more practical.

    dchis:………..sorry. Was pondering whether I wanted to see Troy P. all Stockton’ed up.

    Ben: GT jerseys are blue. If you can’t tell the difference, you might need to get your monitor adjusted. Believe me, I know black, and those jerseys are not black.

    The Ankle-Biting League (or whatever it is called) is frightening. Boys that age shold not be crashing into each other full-speed like that, oven with the equipment. Plus, three-year old girls should not be dressed in cheerleaders’ skirts only to learn that there is no place in football for them other than prancing along the sidelines.

    Finally, for those in New York, please go by Paul’s apartment and egg it. Thanks.

    p.s. I am kidding on the last, in case you can’t tell.

  • Mike | December 4, 2006 at 7:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”26741″][quote comment=”26739″]does anyone else think the south florida logo resembles this [/quote]

    sorry, first time trying to link..
    USF:
    Jack Links:
    [/quote]

    I believe that is South Florida’s logo.

  • JimmyMac | December 4, 2006 at 7:55 pm |

    ccording to an article in the December 2, 2006 edition of The Toronto Star, the club will unveil a modernised ‘leaf-silhouette’ at the All-Star Game in January, when all NHL teams are expected to be unveiling their new ‘form-fitting’ uniforms.

    You’ll be hard pressed to develop a more attractive “national” symbol for a “local” team that this classic:

    http://www.chriscrea...

  • Frank Mercogliano | December 4, 2006 at 7:59 pm |

    In regards to the Nike catalog, just because it shows a school in the uniforms, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they will be wearing them (i.e., Oregon). However, in a neat thing, if you look at all of the logos of the football schools, and you look at the Idaho State logo, that’s the one I designed for our football helmet. It’s not our official logo though, but I found that funny.

    Frank

  • Jason | December 4, 2006 at 8:04 pm |

    I guess all you Giants haters on here would rather them wear black. Is there any alternate jersey that people on here like?

  • JimmyMac | December 4, 2006 at 8:04 pm |

    “You know a movie is truly a classic not when someone says it is, it just is…”

    -Steven Spielberg interview speaking about if he has a goal to set out and make “classic” movies.

    Hmmm. Deep. There’s a classic uniform tie-in here somewhere…

  • Micah | December 4, 2006 at 8:06 pm |

    Todd,

    Add one more player to that list of Jordan Brand athletes wearing PE Air Jordan XIV’s: Jason Taylor of the Dolphins

  • JimmyMac | December 4, 2006 at 8:07 pm |

    I guess all you Giants haters on here would rather them wear black. Is there any alternate jersey that people on here like?

    Jason- It ain’t them Giants Buddy, it’s just the jerseys…Tiki seems like a helluva a nice guy, just not looking real authentic in the red practicewear.

  • Minna H | December 4, 2006 at 8:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”26777″]I guess all you Giants haters on here would rather them wear black. Is there any alternate jersey that people on here like?[/quote]

    Jason—I would much prefer they wear black, and red is my second-favorite color. I don’t mind the solid red (though they might want to darken it just a tad), but there is just something missing from the jersey. It’s not a good look.

    I like the alternate Wild! unis.

    Oh, I like The City unis, but they need to dial down the bright yellow. In general, bright colors are hard on my eyes.

    By the way, will people please refrain from making sweeping generalizations about people on this board? I can almost guarantee that whatever you think is echoed by at least one other person—except for my unholy attachment to the color black and Troy P., of course. Thanks.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | December 4, 2006 at 8:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”26779″]Todd,

    Add one more player to that list of Jordan Brand athletes wearing PE Air Jordan XIV’s: Jason Taylor of the Dolphins[/quote]

    jesus! how could i have forgotten him! his game worn collections is not to be outdone by his regular sneaker collection…

  • Grant | December 4, 2006 at 8:52 pm |

    In the Nike catalog, why does it refer to Kentucky as Lexington, instead of just Kentucky? Same thing with some of the other schools, such as Oregon State and Connecticut.

  • Shane | December 4, 2006 at 8:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”26693″]and Boston Bruins, but these claims have yet to be confirmed.[/quote]

    Please let it be a switch to the current third sweater.

  • Kevin K | December 4, 2006 at 8:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”26762″][quote comment=”26756″][quote comment=”26599″]Going back to yesterday, I have to take issue with the idea that Michigan should reverse its colors and wear blue pants and yellow jerseys as an alternate. Why do I think this is a bad idea? The very idea that it was accompanied by a comparison to Cal makes it a bad idea. Michigan’s unis are uniquely recognizable as Michigan, and creating an (unnecessary) alternate that would be comparable to another school’s unis would be a huge step backwards.

    Also, Minna, thanks for the effort in regards to the Wolverines. But I can’t say I’m disappointed at the Rose Bowl berth. It might have been pretty cool to play OSU again, but this result actually fits better with my old-school opinions on college football. (I think the national championship emphasis is actually bad for college football.)[/quote]
    Sorry for the lateness, I wasn’t around yesterday, but this talk about Michigan flipping is not right. I’ve seen this atrocity firsthand: My brother picked up a yellow U-M football jersey at a Nike outlet store. It is utterly disgusting. I don’t have linkage, but trust me on this one- it is horrid.[/quote]

    Something like this?: http://www.prosports...

    ok…i’m not one much to talk, because i too at one time owned a maize michigan jersey (as well picked up from the nike outlet store)…but, as much as i love tradition, and love those navy blues coming out of the tunnel…i would love to see a maize jersey. every other varsity team has a maize jersey, why can’t the football team? heck, with the “GO BLUE WEAR MAIZE” campaign they have this year, there were talks throught the athletic department about the possibility of a maize jersey.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | December 4, 2006 at 9:00 pm |

    as far as this updated maple leaf logo goes, does anyone else think it is going to be an “italicized” maple leaf like i do? similar to the way the colorado buffalo logo got “italicized” to show a meaner look.

  • Minna H | December 4, 2006 at 9:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”26791″]

    ok…i’m not one much to talk, because i too at one time owned a maize michigan jersey (as well picked up from the nike outlet store)…but, as much as i love tradition, and love those navy blues coming out of the tunnel…i would love to see a maize jersey. every other varsity team has a maize jersey, why can’t the football team? heck, with the “GO BLUE WEAR MAIZE” campaign they have this year, there were talks throught the athletic department about the possibility of a maize jersey.[/quote]

    Kevin K., no, just no. I’m not a big fan of the helmet (I know, Burrill, don’t shoot me), but I think I would have an aneurysm if Michigan donned a maize jersey. They are synonymous with blue.

    Now, if Notre Dame wanted to switch to the greens full-time, I would have no complaints about that.

  • Minna H | December 4, 2006 at 9:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”26792″]as far as this updated maple leaf logo goes, does anyone else think it is going to be an “italicized” maple leaf like i do? similar to the way the colorado buffalo logo got “italicized” to show a meaner look.[/quote]

    todd k., maybe it’ll have a snarl on its face. Oh, wait, it doesn’t have a gace. Maybe that’s what they plan on doing to it. Ahhhhh! Sometimes, I scare myself.

  • Timmy D | December 4, 2006 at 9:33 pm |

    I consider myself to be a younger fan (22) not as young as some, but younger than a lot and I have to say this cool, this not cool. So i dont not know what the burlington bozos were thinking. You cannot make out the face of the new bee, while the other bee is so much cooler. I have to give this site and prior to that the articles on page2 for instilling in me an appreciation of the simpler/classic looks of sports. As a young pup i believed that the loud, garish unis always looked awesome, how wrong i was. thank god i live in chicago, where i get to look at this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, and sadly even this and this. I believe that Chicago has the greatest current sets of uniforms across the board for any city. Many cities come close, but none surpass the current unis of these five teams. Just forget about this and the softball uniforms.

  • Timmy D | December 4, 2006 at 9:36 pm |

    This should replace the third chicago uniform link. sorry about that, was not my fault, it was the website’s fault.

  • Steve C. | December 4, 2006 at 9:43 pm |

    Am I the only one who can’t stand Seattle’s hideous home uniforms? That all Bluish-Green look with the neon green trim just kills me. It’s no wonder they pulled out a win against Denver wearing their comparitively stylish white away uniforms: they didn’t have to worry about looking like a sports fashion eyesore!

  • DVG | December 4, 2006 at 9:57 pm |

    BLACK

    NAVY BLUE

    we done with this yet?

  • Minna H | December 4, 2006 at 10:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”26800″]Am I the only one who can’t stand Seattle’s hideous home uniforms? That all Bluish-Green look with the neon green trim just kills me. It’s no wonder they pulled out a win against Denver wearing their comparitively stylish white away uniforms: they didn’t have to worry about looking like a sports fashion eyesore![/quote]

    No, Steve C., you’re not the only one. If you go through the archives, you’ll see that roughly ninety-nine percent of the board (including me) agrees. In fact, I would venture that the all-teals are nearly as hated as the Vikes’ gaudy unis this year.

  • Kevin K | December 4, 2006 at 10:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”26793″][quote comment=”26791″]

    ok…i’m not one much to talk, because i too at one time owned a maize michigan jersey (as well picked up from the nike outlet store)…but, as much as i love tradition, and love those navy blues coming out of the tunnel…i would love to see a maize jersey. every other varsity team has a maize jersey, why can’t the football team? heck, with the “GO BLUE WEAR MAIZE” campaign they have this year, there were talks throught the athletic department about the possibility of a maize jersey.[/quote]

    Kevin K., no, just no. I’m not a big fan of the helmet (I know, Burrill, don’t shoot me), but I think I would have an aneurysm if Michigan donned a maize jersey. They are synonymous with blue.

    Now, if Notre Dame wanted to switch to the greens full-time, I would have no complaints about that.[/quote]

    I agree with everything but the helmet comment, although I will admit that with every ncaa football game that i own i have created “michigan 2” and given them a maize jersey. the fact that michigan is synonymous with blue is the reason why michigan’s attempts at a “maize-out” never works to the extent that nebraska, ohio state, and penn state have all had. in nebraska and ohio state’s case, red is their primary color. for penn state, there are enough white shirts laying around that they can pull it off. not enough people have maize shirts sitting around at home and can grab one for the game and go (unlike me, who has at least 5 in my dresser as we speak). Burrill can probably back me up on this…agreed?

  • Burrill | December 4, 2006 at 10:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”26806″]I agree with everything but the helmet comment, although I will admit that with every ncaa football game that i own i have created “michigan 2” and given them a maize jersey. the fact that michigan is synonymous with blue is the reason why michigan’s attempts at a “maize-out” never works to the extent that nebraska, ohio state, and penn state have all had. in nebraska and ohio state’s case, red is their primary color. for penn state, there are enough white shirts laying around that they can pull it off. not enough people have maize shirts sitting around at home and can grab one for the game and go (unlike me, who has at least 5 in my dresser as we speak). Burrill can probably back me up on this…agreed?[/quote]

    Yeah, the maize-out has been pretty weak. And though I think you are on to something with part of the reason the maize-out thing hasn’t been a raging success, I think a big part of the reason is just that by and large, most Michigan crowds really don’t care that much. The most excited part of the crowd (as it should be) is the student section, and they have had no problem figuring out how to wear yellow. (This is true in basketball, as well — the student section is very uniformly yellow.) But it just doesn’t catch on with the rest of the fans, and I’m not really sure it has anything to do with the color. I don’t know that a blue-out would be much more successful. Maybe a little, since most fans have blue, but probably not much more. (That said, I would like to see them try a blue-out. It wouldn’t have quite the visual impact, but it would still be worth a try.)

    Back to the yellow uniform idea: I just can’t support it. I enjoy the yellow hockey unis, and I can handle the yellow basketball unis (though I do prefer the blues), but I think you just don’t mess with the identity of a team like that. The other varsity sports have fine traditions of their own, but Michigan is first a football school, and that football program has forged its tradition in the blues. There is no compelling reason to alter that now. Not in my mind.

    And Minna, I would go cry in the corner because you don’t like the Michigan helmet, but I’m too busy not being offended. So there. :-P

  • Mike | December 4, 2006 at 11:17 pm |

    I was at the ACC Championship game (one of the few, but I didn’t pay for my tix) and the GT jerseys were definitely blue. I was on the field when they first ran out and it was prominently NAVY BLUE at the beginning. It’s because of the constant rain (and also the fact it was a really cloudy day didn’t help) that every photo makes it seem black. Hope this clarifies things.

  • David N | December 4, 2006 at 11:25 pm |

    Sorry if this has been posted already. Anyway, while I was watching the Appalachian St.-Montana St. D-1AA playoff game on Saturday I noticed the App St. kicker had put his merit decals on his helmet in the following design (I couldn’t get a screen grab).

    @ @ @
    @ @
    @ @
    @@@@@@@
    @
    @
    @

  • David N | December 4, 2006 at 11:29 pm |

    Well that didn’t come out looking right so I’ll try again. I’ll use @ to designate the merit decals and . to show where spaces should be.

    @..@..@
    @…..@
    @…..@
    @@@@@@@
    …@
    …@
    …@

  • David N | December 4, 2006 at 11:30 pm |

    Oh well. I can’t get it to look right, but it looked like goal post with a football splitting the uprights. Very clever I thought.

  • Minna H | December 4, 2006 at 11:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”26809″]

    And Minna, I would go cry in the corner because you don’t like the Michigan helmet, but I’m too busy not being offended. So there. :-P[/quote]

    Ah, Burrill, don’t hate the playa, hate the game. I have no idea how that relates to this comment, but I just feel like saying it. The stripes are too wide. Do I dare say it? Oh, yes, I do. From the front, it looks like it’s going to be mostly yellow with smidgeons of blue thrown in. From the sides, it’s suddenly mostly blue with a little bit of yellow. The whole thing is schizoid. To be fair, yellow and blue are not my favorite colors, but still. It’s the pattern that I don’t like.

    Slap a logo of a Wolverine on there, and now we’re talking! I’d even let you keep the blue. It’s mostly the yellow that bothers me.

  • Al | December 4, 2006 at 11:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”26770″]If the Giants would have pulled out the win yesterday I would bet that the opinions of the red jerseys would have been more favorable.

    Nah…if the Giants would have won by a thousand points…those red jerseys still look like a college intramural team…horrid.[/quote]

    My beloved Giants looked like Paul Crewe’s ‘Mean Machine’, except that the quarterback was ‘Fredo Corleone. (props to the sports guy for the great reference.)

  • Kevin K | December 4, 2006 at 11:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”26815″][quote comment=”26809″]

    And Minna, I would go cry in the corner because you don’t like the Michigan helmet, but I’m too busy not being offended. So there. :-P[/quote]

    Ah, Burrill, don’t hate the playa, hate the game. I have no idea how that relates to this comment, but I just feel like saying it. The stripes are too wide. Do I dare say it? Oh, yes, I do. From the front, it looks like it’s going to be mostly yellow with smidgeons of blue thrown in. From the sides, it’s suddenly mostly blue with a little bit of yellow. The whole thing is schizoid. To be fair, yellow and blue are not my favorite colors, but still. It’s the pattern that I don’t like.

    Slap a logo of a Wolverine on there, and now we’re talking! I’d even let you keep the blue. It’s mostly the yellow that bothers me.[/quote]

    Do you dislike the winged helmet design (then not liking the princeotn, michigan, delaware, etc. helmets), or is it strictly just michigan?

  • Jay | December 5, 2006 at 12:15 am |

    Paul,

    Since you’ve already started a petition to get the Mets to get rid of the Ugly Black jerseys, and you form a petition for the Giants to get rid of the Red

    Thanks

  • Minna H | December 5, 2006 at 12:26 am |

    [quote comment=”26818″]

    Do you dislike the winged helmet design (then not liking the princeotn, michigan, delaware, etc. helmets), or is it strictly just michigan?[/quote]

    Kevin K., I just don’t like the design at all. I have tried, and I know it is a classic, but it’s just not my cup of tea, no matter who wears it.

    Then again, I called for an all-black unis NFL weekend, so WTF do I know?

  • Tim Burgess | December 5, 2006 at 12:31 am |

    Kansas did indeed wear yellow jerseys once in the ’87/’88 season against I believe Coastal Carolina. I’ve seen a small video clip of it but unfortunately don’t have a picture.

  • Dan B-P | December 5, 2006 at 12:38 am |

    I wouldn’t be so critical of the pockets in NFL officials’ cold pants. In the picture from the Bills game, at least, they helped Ed Hochuli comply with the Buffalo law forbidding pythons from being loose in public.

  • Minna H | December 5, 2006 at 12:55 am |

    [quote comment=”26837″]I wouldn’t be so critical of the pockets in NFL officials’ cold pants. In the picture from the Bills game, at least, they helped Ed Hochuli comply with the Buffalo law forbidding pythons from being loose in public.[/quote]

    Naw, now, see, Dan B-P, there ought to be a law against restraining such mighty fine pythons. Man, but does Ed know how to work it.

  • Mark in Shiga | December 5, 2006 at 8:23 am |

    [quote comment=”26798″]and sadly even this and this. [/quote]

    What’s sad about the Cubs’ uniforms? Even if you dislike the drab gray roads, there are few better looks than the Cubs’ home jerseys.

  • kevlay | December 5, 2006 at 8:48 am |
  • Minna H | December 5, 2006 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment=”26857″][quote comment=”26798″]and sadly even this and this. [/quote]

    What’s sad about the Cubs’ uniforms? Even if you dislike the drab gray roads, there are few better looks than the Cubs’ home jerseys.[/quote]

    Mark, I think he’s a White Sox fan, so it pains him to admit that the Cubs look good. Timmy D, correct me if I’m wrong.

  • ACC (the Brain) | December 5, 2006 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”26600″]I’m not positive, but I think the Titans have worn the most uniform combinations this season. Navy jersey/White pants, Navy Jersey/Navy pants, White jersey/Navy pants, White jersey/White Pants, White Jersey/Light Blue pants, Light Blue jerseys/Navy pants, Light Blue jerseys/Light Blue pants. That’s seven combinations in twelve games. They have two more left to try… Light Blue jersey/White pants and Navy jersy/Light Blue pants. I hope they do it.[/quote]

    I’m a big believer in the light blue jersey/light blue pants combo. Go Titans!

  • ACC (the Brain) | December 5, 2006 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”26803″][quote comment=”26800″]Am I the only one who can’t stand Seattle’s hideous home uniforms? That all Bluish-Green look with the neon green trim just kills me. It’s no wonder they pulled out a win against Denver wearing their comparitively stylish white away uniforms: they didn’t have to worry about looking like a sports fashion eyesore![/quote]

    No, Steve C., you’re not the only one. If you go through the archives, you’ll see that roughly ninety-nine percent of the board (including me) agrees. In fact, I would venture that the all-teals are nearly as hated as the Vikes’ gaudy unis this year.[/quote]

    Seahawks don’t wear teal. It’s blue.

  • ACC (the Brain) | December 5, 2006 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”26827″]Paul,

    Since you’ve already started a petition to get the Mets to get rid of the Ugly Black jerseys, and you form a petition for the Giants to get rid of the Red

    Thanks[/quote]

    Red has been a Giants color for years.

    The red jersey is an alternate to be worn only once per season. Not a big deal.