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Holiday Shopping Browsing

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The latest sports memorabilia auction at Leland’s is currently underway. I don’t bid on any of this stuff — too rich for my blood — but it sure is fun to look at. Among the uni-related highlights:

• Dig all the amazing old uni details in this vintage sweater ad (full auction listing here).

• Gotta love these old AFL officials’ gear (auction page). Better yet, check out this amazing ref’s jacket from Super Bowl II (auction page)!

• Every now and then you’ll see an old photo of a helmetless strap-on faceguard. Here’s your chance to own the actual item (auction page).

• I’ve run photos of this before, but this old Rheingold ad, showing Casey Stengel sporting a stirrup design that the Mets never actually wore, is always worth another look (auction page).

• Check out the fabulous sock striping on this Japanese figurine (auction page).

• You’ve seen Jackie Robinson wearing lots of different uniforms — but probably not this one (auction page).

• On Monday I ran some pics from the Dodgers’ 1956 goodwill tour of Japan. Here’s an artifact from that trip: a Dodgers kimono (auction page).

• Always fun to see one of those satin jerseys, originally thought to be more visible during night games (auction page).

• In retrospect, this was one of the best MLB designs ever (auction page).

• Some amazing old hockey sweaters on display here (auction page).

• U. of Chicago isn’t known as a jock school. But they sure had some snazzy uniforms back in the day (auction page).

• I’m tempted to bid on this just for the stripes on the collar, cuffs, and hemline (auction page).

• Granted, it’s just a painting, so the artist may have taken some aesthetic license, but this boxer appears to have been wearing Chicago Bears socks (auction page).

• This here makes me proud to be a Brooklynite — especially that blue stripe, which really ties everything together (auction page).

• Here’s something you don’t often see: a jersey from an NHL old-timer’s game (auction page).

• Check out the pointed collar on this Swedish hockey jersey (auction page).

• Best pitcher ever? Maybe. Best stirrups stylist ever? Definitely (auction page).

• Dig the bizarre square configuration of old Shibe Park (auction page).

• Great college football stripe-o-rama shot here (auction page).

• Speaking of stripes, check out the cardigans being worn by Ike and Tricky Dick (auction page)!

• And finally, someone please forward this photo to all our friends in Eugene and Beaverton (auction page).

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Quiz Winner: Yesterday afternoon I put 14 slips of paper into my Green Bay Packers helmet, mixed them up a bit, and then pulled one of them out.

Which one? This one.

Big congrats to our lucky winner, who should contact me as soon as possible to claim his $200 Distant Replays gift card.

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Cookie Monster: Everyone could learn a thing or two from longtime reader Elena Elms, who exhibited her creativity and generosity in equal measure this week by sending a tin of homemade stirrup-frosted cookies to Uni Watch HQ (here’s another view), and enclosed this totally cool card to boot.

Those who wish to follow Elena’s fine example are encouraged to send holiday cheer (and/or cat toys for official Uni Watch mascots Tucker and Caitlin) to 671 DeGraw St., Brooklyn, NY 11217. Uni Watch is a proud particpant in Santa’s Naughty/Nice Affiliate Program™, so you’ll get credit with the big fella for any goodwill you spread in this direction.

Holiday Gathering: Speaking of holiday tidings, I’m thinking of convening a Uni Watch party next Saturday, December 16th, probably around 4pm. It would be here in Brooklyn, although I’m not yet certain of the venue (if anyone in NYC just happens to have a big, comfortable space that isn’t doing anything on the next-to-last Saturday before Christmas, let me know). I realize some people will be busy with shopping and other holday-related plans, so I’m trying to get a sense of how many folks would be interested in such a gathering. If you think you’d be able to attend, please send a note to uniparty at earthlink dot net (please note that this is not the usual Uni Watch address). Thanks.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Interesting uni-related offer being touted on the Maple Leafs web site (good catch by Jeff Barak). … The mismatched-undersleeve thing has now gotten so common that two Nebraska players were doing it last Saturday and nobody even bothered to mentioned it except Brian Hansen. … Yet another heretofore unseen Cooperalls photo (unseen by me, at least) here (with thanks to Matty L.). … Best comment yet on the NFL officials’ black slacks, from Mike Bare: “Being from New Jersey, I noticed that these refs look an awful lot like that guy I saw at a pizza parlor the other day. As soon as he walked in, he cut to the front of the line and got a free pizza and a thick envelope (which I obviously assumed was his garlic bread). Lots of people knew him by name, but those who didn’t never made any protest, which seemed odd… Seriously, I swear they look like they’re wearing mafia track suits. With those ridiculous getups, it wouldn’t shock me to learn that they were hitting up Bill Cowher or Romeo Crennel for protection money before the game.” … Todd Davis points to this photo Big Klu and asks, “Do you think it was within the rules to have sleeves that short on a team with sleeve uni numbers? It almost looks like he should have his number tattooed on his bicep or something. It also struck me that all of the other players are wearing undershirts, so I wonder if Klu kept that look in the cold weather.”

 

141 comments to Holiday Shopping Browsing

  • Jim | December 8, 2006 at 8:27 am |

    How about Notre Dame’s 1977-1978 throwbacks last night against the Tide? Those jerseys don’t include the names. I wonder if they’re going to stick around. I like them a lot better than ND’s awful road alternate blacks.

  • Phil | December 8, 2006 at 8:58 am |

    I feel like I’m really going out of my way to find uni-type errors, but did anyone else notice in the Leland’s banner on the auction page, it shows a left handed Dan Marino? If you look at the placement of the numbers, even though you can’t read them, you can see it’s backward, not #13.

  • Korch | December 8, 2006 at 8:59 am |

    Were those throwbacks for Notre Dame vs. Alabama last night? I liked them…well except for the numeral font.

  • Ken | December 8, 2006 at 8:59 am |

    Big Klu’s arms were big, but they don’t look so large in that photo that he’d need to get his jersey tailored. Has anyone seen a better photo that would show that this was really needed?

  • Korch | December 8, 2006 at 9:01 am |

    I guess I can’t read.

  • Joe Hilseberg | December 8, 2006 at 9:12 am |

    I really applaud the Leafs for switching fans numbers. That is awesome! I doubt they will be able to do it during the game though. They must have to send them back to the fans…it’s takes forever to change numbers.

  • Brian | December 8, 2006 at 9:17 am |

    This here makes me proud to be a Brookynite

    If you’re so proud, you’d better learn to spell “Brooklyn”! ;-)

  • Paul Lukas | December 8, 2006 at 9:20 am |

    [quote comment=”27665″]This here makes me proud to be a Brookynite

    If you’re so proud, you’d better learn to spell “Brooklyn”! ;-)[/quote]

    Indeed — thanks!

  • DJ | December 8, 2006 at 9:33 am |

    Were those throwbacks for Notre Dame vs. Alabama last night? I liked them…well except for the numeral font.

    Yes. Back then, the trim was royal blue/yellow/green, and the numbers and letters were royal blue with gold trim. They had names on the back in those days, but not last night. And thank God Mike Brey didn’t use the green socks that Digger Phelps used during the run to the Final Four (they looked especially horrible with the white high-tops).

    IIRC, they were made by Medallist Sand-Knit. The next season, Notre Dame went to Champion uniforms.

  • Ed | December 8, 2006 at 9:34 am |

    FYI – apparently Earthlink is losing emails…

    http://www.pbs.org/c...

    …skip past the Google pajama day part.

    ed

  • Pat | December 8, 2006 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment=”27657″]How about Notre Dame’s 1977-1978 throwbacks last night against the Tide? Those jerseys don’t include the names. I wonder if they’re going to stick around. I like them a lot better than ND’s awful road alternate blacks.[/quote]

    You know, Notre Dame is so far removed from using this guy on a consistent basis that I forgot he even existed until seeing this photo. That’s a great logo, they really should start using it again. It’s a lot better than this one.

  • Mike | December 8, 2006 at 9:43 am |

    [quote comment=”27660″]Big Klu’s arms were big, but they don’t look so large in that photo that he’d need to get his jersey tailored. Has anyone seen a better photo that would show that this was really needed?[/quote]

    Well, this is a pretty good photo, but I don’t think it was so much a matter of him “needing” his sleeves tailored as him wanting to go sleeveless. Are Kobe’s legs really that cold? Does Ben Wallace’s forehead really sweat that much? It’s all about the style.

  • Yoke | December 8, 2006 at 9:45 am |

    Where is the guy from in the Cooperalls picture? It looks like the Montreal Canadiens, but his jersey has a K in it instead of an H.

  • Pete B | December 8, 2006 at 9:49 am |

    [quote comment=”27673″]Where is the guy from in the Cooperalls picture? It looks like the Montreal Canadiens, but his jersey has a K in it instead of an H.[/quote]
    It’s the Kingston Canadians looking at his wikipedia page.

  • baude | December 8, 2006 at 9:52 am |

    [quote comment=”27673″]Where is the guy from in the Cooperalls picture? It looks like the Montreal Canadiens, but his jersey has a K in it instead of an H.[/quote]

    Kingston Canadians of the OHL

  • Gary | December 8, 2006 at 9:54 am |

    I really like that quote in the wikipedia article about Ted Kluszewski…. Hall of Fame manager Leo Durocher was once asked by a writer to name five of the strongest players in baseball, he complied. But when the writer pointed out that he’d left Ted Kluszewski off the list, Durocher huffed and said: “Kluszewski? I’m talking about human beings!”

    And as for the Muller pic, that is the Kingston Canadiens uni, of the Ontario Hockey League…. They are now the Kingston Frontenacs…

  • Gary | December 8, 2006 at 9:55 am |

    Boy, you can’t take to long to post around here…. lol.

  • Phil Pereira | December 8, 2006 at 9:56 am |

    Boo Nike

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    Nike is trying to buy sponsorship rights to the German national team. It’ll be sad if Germany does change, since Adidas is a german company. When I think of soccer, I think of adidas, especially with German soccer. Seems like nike wants everyone wearing the same lame template jerseys (adidas is somewhat guilty of that too, but to a lesser extent).

  • Greg Nilsen | December 8, 2006 at 9:59 am |

    Didn’t Notre Dame once wear neon green basketball jerseys as alternates? I seem to remember them doing so when Laphonso Ellis played there (1988-1992), but can’t find any photo evidence (it may have been buried or burned, because they were pretty bad).

    Anyone else remember these?

  • Banker Bill | December 8, 2006 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”27673″]Where is the guy from in the Cooperalls picture? It looks like the Montreal Canadiens, but his jersey has a K in it instead of an H.[/quote]

    I;m thinking that K might be for Kitchener, which I believe was a junior team. I’ll have to research Kirk Muller and let you know. I for one LOVED the long pants look – most of the kids in my High School league wore them (but then again, I graduated in 1988…)

  • Metsfan AZ | December 8, 2006 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”27680″]Boo Nike

    Click

    Nike is trying to buy sponsorship rights to the German national team. It’ll be sad if Germany does change, since Adidas is a german company. When I think of soccer, I think of adidas, especially with German soccer. Seems like nike wants everyone wearing the same lame template jerseys (adidas is somewhat guilty of that too, but to a lesser extent).[/quote]
    That would be akin to Oregon switching to adidas.

  • Banker Bill | December 8, 2006 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”27686″][quote comment=”27673″]Where is the guy from in the Cooperalls picture? It looks like the Montreal Canadiens, but his jersey has a K in it instead of an H.[/quote]

    I;m thinking that K might be for Kitchener, which I believe was a junior team. I’ll have to research Kirk Muller and let you know. I for one LOVED the long pants look – most of the kids in my High School league wore them (but then again, I graduated in 1988…)[/quote]

    I stand corrected on Kirk Muller – the K is for Kingston

  • Terry Mark | December 8, 2006 at 10:32 am |

    [quote comment=”27682″]Didn’t Notre Dame once wear neon green basketball jerseys as alternates? I seem to remember them doing so when Laphonso Ellis played there (1988-1992), but can’t find any photo evidence (it may have been buried or burned, because they were pretty bad).

    Anyone else remember these?[/quote]

    Greg, you are correct. I remember those neon green uniforms and “pretty bad” is a generous assessment of those uniforms. I had forgotten about that uniform but now that you have reminded me, I’m comfortable declaring them the worst college basketball uniforms ever.

    I was at the Alabama-ND game and immediately noticed that the Irish uniforms seemed like throwbacks. I was guessing early 1980s, but I read on the South Bend Tribune’s Web site that the new unis hailed back to 1977-78 and were director of basketball operations (and former player) Martin Inglesby’s idea.

    More pictures can be seen here.

  • Brendan | December 8, 2006 at 10:33 am |

    For more on the Tall Firs, i.e. Webfoots, i.e Ducks from the 1939 NCAA Championship here you go:
    http://boundless.uor...

  • Broker75 | December 8, 2006 at 10:35 am |

    Excellent sports memorabilia section. How come all uni’s in the olden days, say the 60’s, look so much better than what we have today. Is it just me? You know, we still got the Yankees, Red Sox, Giants, Dodgers, Maple Leafs, Red Wings, Blackhawks, Habs, Bruins, Packers, Steelers and Browns etc. But like what happened to the NY.Giants’ uni’s, or Buffalo Bills.
    I think with all the technology that we have today, company’s take of advantage of “inventing” new colors like the Nashville Predators’ colors for example. Who else is there, oh yah, the Blue Jays and their 16 different colors, can’t we just stick to basic colors?, or would that be too boring.
    Just seems like any expansion team, or “new team logo” that are introduced in today’s age suck, more of an eye sore, than eye catching.

  • Matt Bonnett | December 8, 2006 at 10:38 am |

    re Germany switching to nike

    that would be a complete travesty from several angles, firstly the fact that adidas is german and its a matter of national pride for adidas and a nice move from the dfb to use a german company.

    Secondly from an asthetic point of view adidas goes well with countries that have tricolour flags (belgium, france, germany etc) because the tricolour design fits neatly with the adidas 3 stripes.

  • Phil Pereira | December 8, 2006 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”27694″]re Germany switching to nike

    that would be a complete travesty from several angles, firstly the fact that adidas is german and its a matter of national pride for adidas and a nice move from the dfb to use a german company.

    Secondly from an asthetic point of view adidas goes well with countries that have tricolour flags (belgium, france, germany etc) because the tricolour design fits neatly with the adidas 3 stripes.[/quote]

    Agree with the tricolor point, adidas uniforms aren’t very aggregious with their branding, the 3 stripe scheme works well and doesn’t look contrived like the nike bib look. Although, I do like what Nike did to my portuguese national team unis for the world cup, they actually managed not to make it look too generic or gimmicky.

    Italy used to have diadora kits, and eventually changed away from that italian company to puma first, then nike, but diadora isn’t nearly as iconic as adidas is in soccer.

  • Ray | December 8, 2006 at 10:46 am |

    Uni Watch News Ticker: Interesting uni-related offer being touted on the Maple Leafs web site (good catch by Jeff Barak). …

    I wonder if Kobe Bryant has thought of doing this……….hmmmm……Maybe not!

  • Brendan | December 8, 2006 at 10:47 am |

    For those of us on the west coast here is an interesting article on the history of the Pacific Coast Professional Basketball League:
    http://members.aol.c...

  • Miguel | December 8, 2006 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”27697″]
    Italy used to have diadora kits, and eventually changed away from that italian company to puma first, then nike…[/quote]

    Is Italy switching to a Nike kit? I heard about Mexico becoming an adidas team, but I hadn’t heard anything about the Azzurri changing. I would pick that up faster than I get my Man U “Adu” kit!

  • Kerry | December 8, 2006 at 10:58 am |

    Did anyone else notice that the NUMBERS on those ASTRO’S JERSEYS are slightly different? Specifically, the “2”s. The listing says that the unis are game-worn, except that the numbers have been restored. I wonder if there really was that big of a difference from one year to the next?

  • Phil Pereira | December 8, 2006 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”27701″][quote comment=”27697″]
    Italy used to have diadora kits, and eventually changed away from that italian company to puma first, then nike…[/quote]

    Is Italy switching to a Nike kit? I heard about Mexico becoming an adidas team, but I hadn’t heard anything about the Azzurri changing. I would pick that up faster than I get my Man U “Adu” kit![/quote]

    Crap, I got my facts wrong. Italy never changed to nike lol Still puma :)

  • Teebz | December 8, 2006 at 11:04 am |

    TML’s player Pavel Kubina should be saluted for this act of generosity. The fans, after all, pay his salary. The only problem with this? Changing jersey numbers becomes very apparent after they have been stitched on already.

    However, why not just keep the #73 Kubina jersey? It would be like owning a #88 Sakic jersey or a #80 Hull jersey. Nothing wrong with owning a unique jersey that is correct in its player name and numbering. I actually prefer the unique jerseys. It shows someone is an astute hockey fan.

  • Phil Pereira | December 8, 2006 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”27703″][quote comment=”27701″][quote comment=”27697″]
    Italy used to have diadora kits, and eventually changed away from that italian company to puma first, then nike…[/quote]

    Is Italy switching to a Nike kit? I heard about Mexico becoming an adidas team, but I hadn’t heard anything about the Azzurri changing. I would pick that up faster than I get my Man U “Adu” kit![/quote]

    Crap, I got my facts wrong. Italy never changed to nike lol Still puma :)[/quote]

    Once again, my facts are still wrong. Italy was nike before they went to puma. I am indeed an idiot

  • Kenny | December 8, 2006 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”27657″]How about Notre Dame’s 1977-1978 throwbacks last night against the Tide? Those jerseys don’t include the names. I wonder if they’re going to stick around. I like them a lot better than ND’s awful road alternate blacks.[/quote]

    Loved those ND basketball unis…they should keep those and wear them at home all the time…for some reason Notre Dame (among some other schools) should keep the traditional look

  • Zach | December 8, 2006 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”27658″]I feel like I’m really going out of my way to find uni-type errors, but did anyone else notice in the Leland’s banner on the auction page, it shows a left handed Dan Marino? If you look at the placement of the numbers, even though you can’t read them, you can see it’s backward, not #13.[/quote]

    That picture of him is definitely mirrored, but I’m almost positive that whoever made the banner for the website did this consciously for artistic design purposes having to do with symmetry or something along those lines. It’s actually somewhat common for images of any kind to be mirrored if makes an image fit a purpose better or accomplish some specific artistic goal.

  • Matty L. | December 8, 2006 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”27704″]

    However, why not just keep the #73 Kubina jersey? It would be like owning a #88 Sakic jersey or a #80 Hull jersey. Nothing wrong with owning a unique jersey that is correct in its player name and numbering. I actually prefer the unique jerseys. It shows someone is an astute hockey fan.[/quote]

    What about a #20 Gretzky jersey? That’s about as unique as I could think of. Can’t find a pic, but some info about it here.

  • al | December 8, 2006 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”27705″][quote comment=”27703″][quote comment=”27701″][quote comment=”27697″]
    Italy used to have diadora kits, and eventually changed away from that italian company to puma first, then nike…[/quote]

    Is Italy switching to a Nike kit? I heard about Mexico becoming an adidas team, but I hadn’t heard anything about the Azzurri changing. I would pick that up faster than I get my Man U “Adu” kit![/quote]

    Crap, I got my facts wrong. Italy never changed to nike lol Still puma :)[/quote]

    Once again, my facts are still wrong. Italy was nike before they went to puma. I am indeed an idiot[/quote]

    What’s your source, Phil. Italia jumped from diadora to kappa to Puma. (i think). Not that this Argentine cares about italy.

  • RIch | December 8, 2006 at 11:26 am |

    Uni redesign thread on US College Hockey Forum:

    http://board.uscho.c...

  • Phil Pereira | December 8, 2006 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”27711″][quote comment=”27705″][quote comment=”27703″][quote comment=”27701″][quote comment=”27697″]
    Italy used to have diadora kits, and eventually changed away from that italian company to puma first, then nike…[/quote]

    Is Italy switching to a Nike kit? I heard about Mexico becoming an adidas team, but I hadn’t heard anything about the Azzurri changing. I would pick that up faster than I get my Man U “Adu” kit![/quote]

    Crap, I got my facts wrong. Italy never changed to nike lol Still puma :)[/quote]

    Once again, my facts are still wrong. Italy was nike before they went to puma. I am indeed an idiot[/quote]

    What’s your source, Phil. Italia jumped from diadora to kappa to Puma. (i think). Not that this Argentine cares about italy.[/quote]

    My only source is my lame memory and this photo of an italian nike jersey CLick But I can’t find any game photos of it. I’m just not thinking today

  • Chris | December 8, 2006 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”27686″]
    I;m thinking that K might be for Kitchener, which I believe was a junior team. [/quote]

    Kitchener “was” a junior hockey team?? No, no, no….Kitchener was and still remains THE greatest junior team across the great land! Go Rangers!:)

  • Kerry | December 8, 2006 at 11:42 am |

    I think that THESE are pretty cool too.

  • Brendan | December 8, 2006 at 11:52 am |

    Does anyone know of a place to find replica football jerseys from the 1890-1930 time period?

  • UwantRadie | December 8, 2006 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”27671″][quote comment=”27657″]How about Notre Dame’s 1977-1978 throwbacks last night against the Tide? Those jerseys don’t include the names. I wonder if they’re going to stick around. I like them a lot better than ND’s awful road alternate blacks.[/quote]

    You know, Notre Dame is so far removed from using this guy on a consistent basis that I forgot he even existed until seeing this photo. That’s a great logo, they really should start using it again. It’s a lot better than this one.[/quote]

    Notre Dame needs to start using THIS guy again. I thikn it is far better then the current design.

  • Josh | December 8, 2006 at 12:02 pm |

    It’s good to see the stirrup cookies look like the St. Louis Cardinals classic stirrups.

  • JJD | December 8, 2006 at 12:09 pm |

    I think this pic shows all the reason Andy Pettitte would need to go back to the Yankees.

  • mg12 | December 8, 2006 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”27701″][quote comment=”27697″]
    Italy used to have diadora kits, and eventually changed away from that italian company to puma first, then nike…[/quote]

    Is Italy switching to a Nike kit? I heard about Mexico becoming an adidas team, but I hadn’t heard anything about the Azzurri changing. I would pick that up faster than I get my Man U “Adu” kit![/quote]

    I hadn’t even heard about Mexico switching. I generally always prefer an Adidas jersy to Nike, but there has always been something about the Nike Mexico jerseys that I really like. It is probably the use of the aztek symbolizm.

    http://www.premierso...

    Hard to see, but check out the detailing in the white stripe.

    As for Adu, I heard that Chelsea may beat Man U to him.

  • Minna H | December 8, 2006 at 12:10 pm |

    Teebz, thanks for explaining laddering to me. That sounds like cruel and unusual to me. Man-making? I call it ball-breaking. I can’t imagine doing it hungover. Well, I can’t imagine doing it at all, but you know what I mean. Go to yesterday’s thread, the end of it, if you want to know why I am talking about laddering.

    Man, the Leland’s auction catalog is sweet. You know you’re in deep when you think, “$125 for a photo of an old-timey stadium? That’s not too bad.”

    I, too, like the Notre Dame unis. They need to return to those tout de suite. Hey, Teebz, Mr. Hockey Curator, I’m speaking your language.

  • Teebz | December 8, 2006 at 12:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”27710″]
    What about a #20 Gretzky jersey? That’s about as unique as I could think of. Can’t find a pic, but some info about it here.[/quote]

    Good call on Gretzky, although it would be tough to find a 1970s-style Oilers jersey from that era. Another jersey I wanted was the Fisherman NY Islanders jersey with #68 Palffy on the back.

  • Allison | December 8, 2006 at 12:12 pm |

    Why am I not surprised that Tucker the cat has stripes?

  • Riff | December 8, 2006 at 12:13 pm |

    Paul,

    Now that the winner has been announced, any way we can get you to post all of the correct answers? There were so many questions on there that I wouldn’t even begin to know how to dig up, but knowing that you knew them all and many others out there knew most of them makes me want to know!

    Thanks. :)

  • Brian from Short Island | December 8, 2006 at 12:13 pm |

    Please, Please, Please people!

    Nike Football’s work is so far removed from Nike USA’s work, it’s not even funny. I’ll give some comparisons between rival teams.

    LONDON: Spurs (home, away, third), Chelsea (home, away, third), Arsenal (home, new away coming next season) I love Spurs, but I’ll give Ars*nal this one.
    SPAIN: Real Madrid (home, away, third), Barça (home, away)
    SCOTLAND: Celtic (home, away and third)

    IMO the Nike shirts win in every instance (give them a break for the Barça change strip, as their change strip has always been a gaudy color) This is just a small sampling, but I think that across the board Nike has put out very classy uniforms this year for all of its teams. Please don’t connect the Oregon crap to Nike Football.

  • Minna H | December 8, 2006 at 12:16 pm |

    Teebz, if you can’t get me this for Christmas (either/both), then how about this? Gorgeous!

  • Bob A | December 8, 2006 at 12:16 pm |

    If my christmas bonus was worth a flip I’d be all over those Astros shooting star jerseys in the Lelands auction. Very cool.

    And Koufax… maybe not the best ever but the best I’ve ever had the pleasure to see.

  • Minna H | December 8, 2006 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”27727″]Paul,

    Now that the winner has been announced, any way we can get you to post all of the correct answers? There were so many questions on there that I wouldn’t even begin to know how to dig up, but knowing that you knew them all and many others out there knew most of them makes me want to know!

    Thanks. :)[/quote]

    Riff, scroll down a couple days. Paul posted the answers in a separate entry.

  • Ian | December 8, 2006 at 12:21 pm |

    If you want to see a fun and/or unsusual Cooperalls pic, check this one out… Back in 1983, the Memorial Cup Championship game was played by the Portland Winter Hawks (WHL) and the Oshawa Generals (OHL). Both teams wore Cooperalls, and check out the dasherboard advert behind the goalie!

  • Jim | December 8, 2006 at 12:24 pm |

    Maybe we can get this, this or this for Paul’s cats.

  • Richard | December 8, 2006 at 12:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”27730″]Teebz, if you can’t get me this for Christmas (either/both), then how about this? Gorgeous![/quote]

    because up north you need a fan to keep you cool? I know your stadium is a dome, but can you at least lower the A/C?

  • al | December 8, 2006 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”27722″][quote comment=”27701″][quote comment=”27697″]
    Italy used to have diadora kits, and eventually changed away from that italian company to puma first, then nike…[/quote]

    Is Italy switching to a Nike kit? I heard about Mexico becoming an adidas team, but I hadn’t heard anything about the Azzurri changing. I would pick that up faster than I get my Man U “Adu” kit![/quote]

    I hadn’t even heard about Mexico switching. I generally always prefer an Adidas jersy to Nike, but there has always been something about the Nike Mexico jerseys that I really like. It is probably the use of the aztek symbolizm.

    http://www.premierso...

    Hard to see, but check out the detailing in the white stripe.

    As for Adu, I heard that Chelsea may beat Man U to him.[/quote]

    chelski is welcome to him, much Adu about nothing there. Heck, for it matters, he can play for Ghana, too.

  • Minna H | December 8, 2006 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”27735″]Maybe we can get this, this or this for Paul’s cats.[/quote]

    Jim, maybe we should all pool our money and get the cats all of the above! A great, big, UniWatch thank-you to Paul for all the hard work he does. We could get him the actual postcard. Or this. Bet he would love that.

  • Banker Bill | December 8, 2006 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”27704″]TML’s player Pavel Kubina should be saluted for this act of generosity. The fans, after all, pay his salary. The only problem with this? Changing jersey numbers becomes very apparent after they have been stitched on already.

    However, why not just keep the #73 Kubina jersey? It would be like owning a #88 Sakic jersey or a #80 Hull jersey. Nothing wrong with owning a unique jersey that is correct in its player name and numbering. I actually prefer the unique jerseys. It shows someone is an astute hockey fan.[/quote]

    Great idea Teebz – now I want a #11 GRAVES Rangers jersey – he wore that number until Messier got there (a game or two) then switched to 9

  • Minna H | December 8, 2006 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”27736″][quote comment=”27730″]Teebz, if you can’t get me this for Christmas (either/both), then how about this? Gorgeous![/quote]

    because up north you need a fan to keep you cool? I know your stadium is a dome, but can you at least lower the A/C?[/quote]

    Richard, so true! That’s the one thing about MN that I don’t understand. Boiling hot inside in the winters and freezing in the summer. I know we can modulate temperatures, but do we really need to go to such extreme?

    Where you at that you’re able to come to the Minnesota Marshmallow?

  • Paul Lukas | December 8, 2006 at 12:34 pm |

    I’m gone for the rest of the day (have to go up here for a non-uni story I’m working on), so talk amongst yourselves. Johnny Ek will handle the Open Thread pics over the weekend. I’ll be back on Monday.

  • Pat | December 8, 2006 at 12:35 pm |

    Anyone else noticed some of the wierd items that are up for auction on that site?

    Why do I want Bruce Smith’s yearbook photo?

    Does Tim couch even want one of these?

    Anyone need this hanging around there house?

    Doesn’t this seem a little personal? Love, Willie Mays.

    Huh?

    I still can’t believe Alex Gonzalez didn’t win.

    Something really wierd is going on in the middle of this picture. Those dudes aren’t acting like the tough rugged football players they are supposed to be.

  • Minna H | December 8, 2006 at 12:37 pm |

    Or this. I wouldn’t mind a little AC of my own.

  • pat | December 8, 2006 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”27722″][quote comment=”27701″][quote comment=”27697″]
    Italy used to have diadora kits, and eventually changed away from that italian company to puma first, then nike…[/quote]

    Is Italy switching to a Nike kit? I heard about Mexico becoming an adidas team, but I hadn’t heard anything about the Azzurri changing. I would pick that up faster than I get my Man U “Adu” kit![/quote]

    I hadn’t even heard about Mexico switching. I generally always prefer an Adidas jersy to Nike, but there has always been something about the Nike Mexico jerseys that I really like. It is probably the use of the aztek symbolizm.

    http://www.premierso...

    Hard to see, but check out the detailing in the white stripe.

    As for Adu, I heard that Chelsea may beat Man U to him.[/quote]
    your prob. right with chelsea because there owner has so much oil money its ridiculous

  • Larry | December 8, 2006 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”27704″]TML’s player Pavel Kubina should be saluted for this act of generosity. The fans, after all, pay his salary. The only problem with this? Changing jersey numbers becomes very apparent after they have been stitched on already.

    However, why not just keep the #73 Kubina jersey? It would be like owning a #88 Sakic jersey or a #80 Hull jersey. Nothing wrong with owning a unique jersey that is correct in its player name and numbering. I actually prefer the unique jerseys. It shows someone is an astute hockey fan.[/quote]
    [quote comment=”27704″]TML’s player Pavel Kubina should be saluted for this act of generosity. The fans, after all, pay his salary. The only problem with this? Changing jersey numbers becomes very apparent after they have been stitched on already.

    However, why not just keep the #73 Kubina jersey? It would be like owning a #88 Sakic jersey or a #80 Hull jersey. Nothing wrong with owning a unique jersey that is correct in its player name and numbering. I actually prefer the unique jerseys. It shows someone is an astute hockey fan.[/quote]
    [quote comment=”27704″]TML’s player Pavel Kubina should be saluted for this act of generosity. The fans, after all, pay his salary. The only problem with this? Changing jersey numbers becomes very apparent after they have been stitched on already.

    However, why not just keep the #73 Kubina jersey? It would be like owning a #88 Sakic jersey or a #80 Hull jersey. Nothing wrong with owning a unique jersey that is correct in its player name and numbering. I actually prefer the unique jerseys. It shows someone is an astute hockey fan.[/quote]

    Or a #17 Gordie Howe Red Wings SWEATER (in Hockey they are not called jerseys)

  • Richard | December 8, 2006 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”27741″][quote comment=”27736″][quote comment=”27730″]Teebz, if you can’t get me this for Christmas (either/both), then how about this? Gorgeous![/quote]

    because up north you need a fan to keep you cool? I know your stadium is a dome, but can you at least lower the A/C?[/quote]

    Richard, so true! That’s the one thing about MN that I don’t understand. Boiling hot inside in the winters and freezing in the summer. I know we can modulate temperatures, but do we really need to go to such extreme?

    Where you at that you’re able to come to the Minnesota Marshmallow?[/quote]

    I’m not in need of the fan you want, but rather I need a space heater for the nice warm weather we get sitting at the Razor, where we love the cold…

  • Scott | December 8, 2006 at 12:48 pm |

    There’s a couple of uni-related items on SportIllustrated.com today.

    1st, a run down of the NBA’s alternate uniforms this season on Paul Forrester’s Inside the NBA column (the uniforms are discussed on pages 3 & 4)

    Then Adam Hofstetter covers uniform irregularities in his column, including NFL suits, Ben Wallace’s headband, Snoop Dogg’s arrest while wearing a USC jersey, and Jaric’s jersey problems.

    Scott

  • Joe Hilseberg | December 8, 2006 at 12:54 pm |

    You guys have got to see this grill cover.

    I’m speechless.

  • Minna H | December 8, 2006 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”27749″]

    I’m not in need of the fan you want, but rather I need a space heater for the nice warm weather we get sitting at the Razor, where we love the cold…[/quote]

    Ahhhh, the Precision-Tuned, Five Blades that can cut through diamonds, making Tom Brady that much more kissable stadium. You a Bruins’ fan, too? The Red Sox, the whole nine yards? You are pretty lucky in uni-watching, then. Not to mention, championships….

  • Minna H | December 8, 2006 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”27751″]You guys have got to see this grill cover.

    I’m speechless.[/quote]

    Where did you find that, Joe? And does it come in Vikings’ purple? I could make a Grimace costume for my nephew out of that. Thanks for the laugh.

  • NickNH | December 8, 2006 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”27728″]Please, Please, Please people!

    Nike Football’s work is so far removed from Nike USA’s work, it’s not even funny. I’ll give some comparisons between rival teams.

    LONDON: Spurs (home, away, third), Chelsea (home, away, third), Arsenal (home, new away coming next season) I love Spurs, but I’ll give Ars*nal this one.
    SPAIN: Real Madrid (home, away, third), Barça (home, away)
    SCOTLAND: Celtic (home, away and third)

    IMO the Nike shirts win in every instance (give them a break for the Barça change strip, as their change strip has always been a gaudy color) This is just a small sampling, but I think that across the board Nike has put out very classy uniforms this year for all of its teams. Please don’t connect the Oregon crap to Nike Football.[/quote]

    I couldn’t agree more.

    This is a case of hate because it’s Nike, not hate because it’s deserved.

    The last two years, Nike’s done a much better job designing kits that fit the team, not making designs for teams that fit Nike’s templates.

    In the World Cup, this was especially apparent with Holland, Mexico and the US

    Meanwhile, Adidas unis have two or three templates, and very minor changes, but the Adidias template is the dominant feature, more than the team.

    Puma did the same thing, with only minor variations for the Italy jerseys and stripes on the Paraguay jerseys.

    And since I fuck up the links any time I try and put em, just go to http://www.subsidesp... if you wanna get better examples.

  • Mike | December 8, 2006 at 12:59 pm |

    Re the Big Klu pic did anyone notice the umpire’s chest protector in the background? It’s clearly a modern, under the clothing protector. I had always been under the impression that the American League umps wore the big outer, pillowy protectors into the 80’s while the NL had adopted the ‘under’ protector much earlier. Can anyone shed some ligght on this?

  • Joe Hilseberg | December 8, 2006 at 1:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”27753″][quote comment=”27751″]You guys have got to see this grill cover.

    I’m speechless.[/quote]

    Where did you find that, Joe? And does it come in Vikings’ purple? I could make a Grimace costume for my nephew out of that. Thanks for the laugh.[/quote]

    I found it on ebay randomly…I don’t think the Vikings are available…and Paul thanks everyone for that!

  • Miguel | December 8, 2006 at 1:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”27722″]I hadn’t even heard about Mexico switching. I generally always prefer an Adidas jersy to Nike, but there has always been something about the Nike Mexico jerseys that I really like. It is probably the use of the aztek symbolizm.

    http://www.premierso...

    Hard to see, but check out the detailing in the white stripe.

    As for Adu, I heard that Chelsea may beat Man U to him.[/quote]

    adidas-FMF press release

    [quote comment=”27746″]
    your prob. right with chelsea because there owner has so much oil money its ridiculous[/quote]

    Yes, Abramovich had to use a lot of mafia oil money to take Chel$ki where it is today.

  • Cork | December 8, 2006 at 1:16 pm |

    Just for those of you that arent too familiar with Shibe Park (later known as Connie Mack Stadium), that center field corner was 515′ from home plate! Makes you wonder how often they had “softball style” home runs, where the center fielder is still chasing the ball when the hitter scores.

  • PFGuay | December 8, 2006 at 1:25 pm |

    Here is some fan reaction to the Jays horrible uni’s.
    http://www2.sportsne...

  • Josh | December 8, 2006 at 1:29 pm |

    This may make Paul happy:
    After losing their first 4 road games (Wearing purple) the Phoenix Suns switched to orange on Nov. 20 at Golden State.
    Since then they have won 3 road games in a row (and 8 in a row overall). I wonder if they will ever go back to the purple now.

  • Phil Pereira | December 8, 2006 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”27754″][quote comment=”27728″]Please, Please, Please people!

    Nike Football’s work is so far removed from Nike USA’s work, it’s not even funny. I’ll give some comparisons between rival teams.

    LONDON: Spurs (home, away, third), Chelsea (home, away, third), Arsenal (home, new away coming next season) I love Spurs, but I’ll give Ars*nal this one.
    SPAIN: Real Madrid (home, away, third), Barça (home, away)
    SCOTLAND: Celtic (home, away and third)

    IMO the Nike shirts win in every instance (give them a break for the Barça change strip, as their change strip has always been a gaudy color) This is just a small sampling, but I think that across the board Nike has put out very classy uniforms this year for all of its teams. Please don’t connect the Oregon crap to Nike Football.[/quote]

    I couldn’t agree more.

    This is a case of hate because it’s Nike, not hate because it’s deserved.

    The last two years, Nike’s done a much better job designing kits that fit the team, not making designs for teams that fit Nike’s templates.

    In the World Cup, this was especially apparent with Holland, Mexico and the US

    Meanwhile, Adidas unis have two or three templates, and very minor changes, but the Adidias template is the dominant feature, more than the team.

    Puma did the same thing, with only minor variations for the Italy jerseys and stripes on the Paraguay jerseys.

    And since I fuck up the links any time I try and put em, just go to http://www.subsidesp... if you wanna get better examples.[/quote]

    You know, I actually agree that Nike football kits aren’t all bad, they’ve made cool uniforms for club teams, like FC Porto’s, and tend to stay true to the club’s identity. They were doing a template thing for national teams which sucked (see 2002 world cup, they did tone down for 2006). Adidas is guilty of that too though. I guess my point in my original post is that it sucks that nike is gonna go in and replace a german icon in adidas for the team that represents germany. Adidas and germany go hand in hand and shows how money transcends any sort of previous relationships (although it’s not a given that germany will accept nike’s offer)

  • Teebz | December 8, 2006 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”27748″]
    Or a #17 Gordie Howe Red Wings SWEATER (in Hockey they are not called jerseys)[/quote]

    They were once sweaters when they were made from wool. They are no longer made from wool, and are now called jerseys. Accuracy in the type of jersey or sweater you own is also uni-centric. Unless of course, you own polyester sweaters.

  • nico | December 8, 2006 at 1:52 pm |

    [/quote]

    Once again, my facts are still wrong. Italy was nike before they went to puma. I am indeed an idiot[/quote]

    What’s your source, Phil. Italia jumped from diadora to kappa to Puma. (i think). Not that this Argentine cares about italy.[/quote]

    I remember Italy had Nike kits for the WC qualifiers for France 98. They wore Nike for that World Cup, but it had no logo, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) wouldn’t allow it.
    Link

    Link 2

  • Teebz | December 8, 2006 at 1:54 pm |

    Just read that Jose Uribe, formerly of the San Francisco Giants, was killed in a car crash in the Dominican Republic. Read more here.

    R.I.P. Mr. Uribe, especially at this time of year.

  • M Flick | December 8, 2006 at 1:54 pm |

    Word. I own both sweaters and jerseys. Hockey Sweaters are somewhat snug…like a sweater. Jerseys are whatever they’ve been making since the 80’s. Loose, mesh jerseys. Don’t blow a gasket.

  • Phil Pereira | December 8, 2006 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”27767″][/quote]

    Once again, my facts are still wrong. Italy was nike before they went to puma. I am indeed an idiot[/quote]

    What’s your source, Phil. Italia jumped from diadora to kappa to Puma. (i think). Not that this Argentine cares about italy.[/quote]

    I remember Italy had Nike kits for the WC qualifiers for France 98. They wore Nike for that World Cup, but it had no logo, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) wouldn’t allow it.
    Link

    Link 2[/quote]
    Thanks for the links, I was thinking I was going crazy. I had forgotten about Kappa as a kit supplier, but I swore nike had some too back when I was getting eurosport catalogs regularly.

  • M Flick | December 8, 2006 at 1:58 pm |

    Wednesday I posted about the Hanshin Tigers “official” Tiger Beer by Japanese beer giant Asahi.

    Today I offer another baseball-to-beer crossover. A-B announced yesterday that they would be releasing a special-edition-super-cool-collectors-edition-bottle for the Cardinals.

    Uni-wise, the bottles feature the redbird’s stirrup stripes on the bottleneck.

  • Matthew S. | December 8, 2006 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”27746″][quote comment=”27722″][quote comment=”27701″][quote comment=”27697″]
    Italy used to have diadora kits, and eventually changed away from that italian company to puma first, then nike…[/quote]

    Is Italy switching to a Nike kit? I heard about Mexico becoming an adidas team, but I hadn’t heard anything about the Azzurri changing. I would pick that up faster than I get my Man U “Adu” kit![/quote]

    I hadn’t even heard about Mexico switching. I generally always prefer an Adidas jersy to Nike, but there has always been something about the Nike Mexico jerseys that I really like. It is probably the use of the aztek symbolizm.

    http://www.premierso...

    Hard to see, but check out the detailing in the white stripe.

    As for Adu, I heard that Chelsea may beat Man U to him.[/quote]
    your prob. right with chelsea because there owner has so much oil money its ridiculous[/quote]

    Liverpool is about to be bought by a company owned by Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for 450 million pounds. The Sheik is even richer than Roman Abramovich, and is expected to invest heavily in the club.

    http://soccernet.esp...

  • M Flick | December 8, 2006 at 2:13 pm |

    TSN went UNI-style back in ’05 pretty insightful article on Canadian Hockey Jerseys. Views which most of us can agree with.

    http://www.tsn.ca/ts...

    (yes, a canadian calls them a jerseys)

  • Matthew S. | December 8, 2006 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”27721″]I think this pic shows all the reason Andy Pettitte would need to go back to the Yankees.[/quote]

    I am an Astros fan, so I’d love for Pettitte to stay in Houston, but I just can’t defend those red jerseys anymore. I’m sick of them. At this point, I’d rather the Astros return to the black alternate jerseys they wore in 2000. It won’t happen though.

  • todd krevanchi | December 8, 2006 at 2:16 pm |

    here is the o.g. domer unis…
    can you guess who that is wearing it?
    http://cache.gettyim...

    those flourescent domer unis were out in the time when compression shorts just came out, and you saw more compression short than jersey short…

  • Austin Gray | December 8, 2006 at 2:19 pm |

    Just to clear a few things up, Italy’s kit history, starting from Diadora in 94 goes like this: Diadora ??-WC 1994, Nike Euro 1996 – WC 1998, Kappa Euro 2000 – WC 2002, Puma Euro 2004 – Present. And if you look at the Diadora kits in game action from 1994, they also were absent the Diadora logo, for the same reasons that the 1998 kits were absent the Nike Logo.

    Freddy Adu cannot actually play for Ghana, despite being born in Ghana. You are only allowed to play for one Mens National Team, and he has already been capped by the US in a World Cup warm-up. Also, his trial with Man utd is already over, and it does not seem likely that he’ll be signing a professional contract with them, even after he turns 18. Probably because he’s not that good.

  • nico | December 8, 2006 at 2:19 pm |

    Reading the constant controversy in the US regarding Native American imagery in sports, got me thinking. The most popular soccer club in Chile is named after a Mapuche, the local indigenous people, and has an Indian for its logo. Instead of being a source for controversy, it’s a demonstration of pride. It’s the people’s team and regularly represents Chile throughout the world. I found a cool history of the badge of the club here, mind you it’s in Spanish, but easily navigated.

  • Jon in SLC | December 8, 2006 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”27723″]Teebz, thanks for explaining laddering to me. That sounds like cruel and unusual to me. Man-making? I call it ball-breaking. I can’t imagine doing it hungover. Well, I can’t imagine doing it at all, but you know what I mean. Go to yesterday’s thread, the end of it, if you want to know why I am talking about laddering.[/quote]

    Sorry Minna and Teebz, it was late and I fell asleep. But yeah, ladders while drunk. Smart.

    [quote comment=”27710″]
    What about a #20 Gretzky jersey? That’s about as unique as I could think of. Can’t find a pic, but some info about it here.[/quote]

    That’s a great story. Thanks for linking it.

    [quote comment=”27751″]You guys have got to see this grill cover.

    I’m speechless.[/quote]

    This is hilarious! I think I’m gonna make it my desktop background for the rest of the day!

  • Phil | December 8, 2006 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”27779″]here is the o.g. domer unis…
    can you guess who that is wearing it?
    http://cache.gettyim...

    None other than Bill Laimbair (sp?). Looks like he didn’t use the whine/sneer all the time in college.

  • Yoke | December 8, 2006 at 2:29 pm |

    Thanks to everyone for the answers on the Montreal/Kirchner sweaters.

    I don’t get to follow the Canadian Junior leagues much from Minnesota.

  • Phil Pereira | December 8, 2006 at 2:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”27782″]Reading the constant controversy in the US regarding Native American imagery in sports, got me thinking. The most popular soccer club in Chile is named after a Mapuche, the local indigenous people, and has an Indian for its logo. Instead of being a source for controversy, it’s a demonstration of pride. It’s the people’s team and regularly represents Chile throughout the world. I found a cool history of the badge of the club here, mind you it’s in Spanish, but easily navigated.[/quote]

    I guess a big difference is that the indigenous people still live in the area and support the team, as opposed to US indigenous people who were killed and moved from their homelands and then white people start teams and name them after people who used to live there. I bet you won’t find a lot of american indians at a redskins, indians, braves, or seminoles game! :)

  • Matthew S. | December 8, 2006 at 2:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”27787″][quote comment=”27782″]Reading the constant controversy in the US regarding Native American imagery in sports, got me thinking. The most popular soccer club in Chile is named after a Mapuche, the local indigenous people, and has an Indian for its logo. Instead of being a source for controversy, it’s a demonstration of pride. It’s the people’s team and regularly represents Chile throughout the world. I found a cool history of the badge of the club here, mind you it’s in Spanish, but easily navigated.[/quote]

    I guess a big difference is that the indigenous people still live in the area and support the team, as opposed to US indigenous people who were killed and moved from their homelands and then white people start teams and name them after people who used to live there. I bet you won’t find a lot of american indians at a redskins, indians, braves, or seminoles game! :)[/quote]

    That reminds me of a Chris Rock joke:

    “Of black people, white people, asians, etc. no one in this country has had it worse than Native Americans. How bad do Native Americans have it? When is the last time you’ve seen more than two together? I’ve seen a bear ride a tricycle at the circus in my lifetime, but I’ve never seen a family of indians just chilling out at Red Lobster.”

    It is different in this country, but let’s not lump all teams and tribes into the same group. There are tribes in this country who are not offended by their name being used and certainly are not offended by feathers included in with the school letters (like the College of William and Mary: http://www.gmgc.com/...)

    The Seminole tribe of Florida actively supports the use of their name by Florida State University (and in an unrelated story, the Seminole tribe just bought Hard Rock Cafe and Casino for $1 billion).

  • Matthew S. | December 8, 2006 at 2:51 pm |

    Seminole tribe buys Hard Rock: http://indianz.com/I...

  • nico | December 8, 2006 at 2:52 pm |

    Just giving my local perspective, cheers mate!

  • Phil Pereira | December 8, 2006 at 3:01 pm |

    I’m definitely not saying that all imagery is bad, but American sports generally do exploit native american imagery more often than not, more often than not. It’s nice to see an instance where a team can be a source of pride for indigenous people, like it is in Chile. Even with tribal endorsements, indian themed sports teams will be blemished by this nation’s poor treatment of its native people. Even though tribes can run casinos like Mohegan Sun and Hard Rock and whatever, tribal nations are afflicted with issues like alcoholism.

    And that Chris Rock bit was great, I remember that one and it’s totally true.

  • Matthew S. | December 8, 2006 at 3:03 pm |

    I wasn’t saying you’re wrong nico, just felt like throwing my two cents out there especially since the NCAA is going crazy in it’s efforts to stamp out almost every team nickname that has even the subtlest hint of a Native American reference.

    I mean the NCAA is trying to get William and Mary to change their logo because they claim it’s demeaning to Native Americans…the logo has some freakin feathers in it. That’s it! I wasn’t disagreeing with you so much as pointing out how truly retarded the NCAA is. (Being an SMU graduate, I’m already a little bitter at the NCAA. Especially since our football just went through a 6-6 year and barely missed out on a first bowl game in 22 years. I could rant on about this, but railing against the NCAA for it’s misuse of the death penalty and it’s hypocritical choice to not use it against far more egregiously offending football teams is for another forum).

  • Taylor | December 8, 2006 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”27682″]Didn’t Notre Dame once wear neon green basketball jerseys as alternates? I seem to remember them doing so when Laphonso Ellis played there (1988-1992), but can’t find any photo evidence (it may have been buried or burned, because they were pretty bad).

    Anyone else remember these?[/quote]

    Yeah, I remember those. I don’t have a pic either, but those we’re brual! They make the Oregon football jerseys look classy!

  • Phil Pereira | December 8, 2006 at 3:13 pm |

    Agreed, the NCAA should pick its battles more wisely. It’s one thing to use feathers, it’s another to have a caricature of an american indian like cleveland does. I actually think it makes more sense for colleges to have connections to tribes, at least schools can create scholarships to benefit native americans. Pro teams are the guilty parties of misusing imagery for profit I think.

  • Ron | December 8, 2006 at 3:13 pm |

    I used to date a Native girl, and because of this, I have seen a family of Indians chilling at Red Lobster.

  • Frank Mercogliano | December 8, 2006 at 3:13 pm |

    Brendan Shanahan in Cooperalls

  • Smail | December 8, 2006 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”27728″]Please, Please, Please people!

    Nike Football’s work is so far removed from Nike USA’s work, it’s not even funny. Please don’t connect the Oregon crap to Nike Football.[/quote]

    Even though I’ve never considered myself much of a soocer fan, I have to agree wholeheartedly with this comment. Coming home from Portugal a few months ago, I was floored by the World Cup home jerseys in the airport gift shop. Heck, even the black road jerseys were pretty slick. The logo was heat applique, but otherwise it was a quality piece of sportswear. Nike needs to send some of their traditionalists to Beaverton and some of their innovators to the unemployment line.

  • todd krevanchi | December 8, 2006 at 3:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”27784″][quote comment=”27779″]here is the o.g. domer unis…
    can you guess who that is wearing it?
    http://cache.gettyim...

    None other than Bill Laimbair (sp?). Looks like he didn’t use the whine/sneer all the time in college.[/quote]

    here is laimbeer in one of his better uniforms, however it is lesser known…
    [quote comment=”27784″][quote comment=”27779″]here is the o.g. domer unis…
    can you guess who that is wearing it?
    http://cache.gettyim...

    None other than Bill Laimbair (sp?). Looks like he didn’t use the whine/sneer all the time in college.[/quote]

    here is laimbeer in another famous uniform, however lesser known…
    http://www.panoptici...

  • Phil Pereira | December 8, 2006 at 3:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”27799″][quote comment=”27728″]Please, Please, Please people!

    Nike Football’s work is so far removed from Nike USA’s work, it’s not even funny. Please don’t connect the Oregon crap to Nike Football.[/quote]

    Even though I’ve never considered myself much of a soocer fan, I have to agree wholeheartedly with this comment. Coming home from Portugal a few months ago, I was floored by the World Cup home jerseys in the airport gift shop. Heck, even the black road jerseys were pretty slick. The logo was heat applique, but otherwise it was a quality piece of sportswear. Nike needs to send some of their traditionalists to Beaverton and some of their innovators to the unemployment line.[/quote]

    I know some people hate black unis, but Portugal’s black on black away kit is nice and better than the white away shirts they used to have (they never busted the black out at the world cup though).

  • Richard | December 8, 2006 at 3:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”27752″][quote comment=”27749″]

    I’m not in need of the fan you want, but rather I need a space heater for the nice warm weather we get sitting at the Razor, where we love the cold…[/quote]

    Ahhhh, the Precision-Tuned, Five Blades that can cut through diamonds, making Tom Brady that much more kissable stadium. You a Bruins’ fan, too? The Red Sox, the whole nine yards? You are pretty lucky in uni-watching, then. Not to mention, championships….[/quote]

    yeah – I luck out with the titles and the nice traditional uniforms. I love the B’s alt jersey, and even like the Celtics’ alt jersey with the black trim, because it’s not too much black, and doesn’t take away from the green. Red jerseys for the Sox – not too bad, but maybe some additional white somewhere might work. Patriots’ silver alternates – those can probably go bye-bye…

  • Taylor | December 8, 2006 at 3:27 pm |

    What is this game “soccer” everyone keeps talking about? I’ve never heard of it. :) Just playing guys.

  • Ian K | December 8, 2006 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”27744″]Anyone else noticed some of the wierd items that are up for auction on that site?
    I still can’t believe Alex Gonzalez didn’t win.
    [/quote]

    You can tell Mattingly really thought this one through. He spelled Mark Teixeira and Torii Hunter wrong and maybe Joe Crede too, but I think that one is just his penmanship.

    All the talk about Nike football unis…true, they do a nice job, but when the front is emblazoned with “SIEMENS MOBILE”, what harm is a small swoosh?

  • Broker75 | December 8, 2006 at 3:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”27804″]What is this game “soccer” everyone keeps talking about? I’ve never heard of it. :) Just playing guys.[/quote]
    soccer is “calcio” in Italian. pronounced kal-chio

  • subway | December 8, 2006 at 4:47 pm |

    Kubina, a non- goalie wearing a goalie’s number. Other than Chris Nilan’s #30 can anyone recall a skater wearing a traditional goalie’s number like 30, 31 or 35?

  • jesse | December 8, 2006 at 4:50 pm |

    but railing against the NCAA for it’s misuse of the death penalty and it’s hypocritical choice to not use it against far more egregiously offending football teams is for another forum).

    Unfortunately S.M.U’s repeated and baffling violations of NCAA rules necessitated the use of death penalty. The athletic department there was so bad that the school itself added a second year to the penalty. There are many reasons to dislike the NCAA, but its treatment of the most dishonest football program in the history of organized sport is not one of them. Sorry.

  • Riff | December 8, 2006 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”27733″][quote comment=”27727″]Paul,

    Now that the winner has been announced, any way we can get you to post all of the correct answers? There were so many questions on there that I wouldn’t even begin to know how to dig up, but knowing that you knew them all and many others out there knew most of them makes me want to know!

    Thanks. :)[/quote]

    Riff, scroll down a couple days. Paul posted the answers in a separate entry.[/quote]

    Thanks, Minna. For some reason I never saw that entry. I don’t know if I just didn’t check that day or what…

  • JimmyMac | December 8, 2006 at 5:19 pm |

    Here is some fan reaction to the Jays horrible uni’s and black hats.

    Blame Brandid (Toronto Design Firm) and their $300,000 budget. Huh??? If the Blue Jays paid $300,000 for this mucky grey mess, imagine what they’d be willing to pay to a professional sports branding firm to get it right???

    http://www.canadianb...

  • Matthew S. | December 8, 2006 at 5:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”27810″]but railing against the NCAA for it’s misuse of the death penalty and it’s hypocritical choice to not use it against far more egregiously offending football teams is for another forum).

    Unfortunately S.M.U’s repeated and baffling violations of NCAA rules necessitated the use of death penalty. The athletic department there was so bad that the school itself added a second year to the penalty. There are many reasons to dislike the NCAA, but its treatment of the most dishonest football program in the history of organized sport is not one of them. Sorry.[/quote]

    I’m not saying we didn’t deserve the Death Penalty. We certainly did. But SMU was singled out for the Death Penalty because it’s a small private school with a smaller fan base than some of the other football powerhouses (like UT, Miami, Florida State, Auburn, etc). If you believe SMU was the only school paying it’s players (or that no school today pays it’s players), then methinks you are sadly naive.

    Reggie Bush receieved a FREE HOUSE from a booster. How’s that investigation coming NCAA? Haven’t heard a thing about possible penalties for USC (yes they’ve talked about taking back Bush’s Heisman, but that’s it). Rhett Bomar earned $16,000 for working less than a week at car dealership of a Sooner booster. Bomar was punished, but has Oklahoma’s program even been investigated?

    The NCAA is rightfully hesitant to impose or even threaten the Death Penalty on a school because of how devestating it is. SMU won a share of the national championship in 1982, the Death Penalty was imposed after the 1986 season for the entire 1987 season and SMU chose not to field a team in 1988 because of a head coach and the desire to rebuild from scratch. Since then, we have had exactly two 6 win seasons. The program is still recovering 20 years after the fact.

    My point is that it is unfair and short sighted to consider SMU the only cheaters in NCAA history simply because we are the only program to have the Death Penalty leveled against us. All I’m asking for is a little fairness. SMU deserved it’s punishment, but since the NCAA has all but said it will never impose the Death Penalty again, it gives free reign to other schools to ignore or sidestep the rules knowing they will receive only a relative slap on the wrist.

    If there’s a death penalty punishment, then the NCAA should use it on the myriad other programs that are habitual offenders of NCAA rules.

    [exhale]…see, I told you guys I was bitter…

  • MattyJ | December 8, 2006 at 5:26 pm |

    Interesting link:

  • MattyJ | December 8, 2006 at 5:26 pm |

    Sorry, new at this!

    http://sportsbrandin...

  • Teebz | December 8, 2006 at 5:33 pm |

    I’d be someone’s personal slave for a year if they could get me a fully customized jersey of Ron Francis in his #9 jersey from the 1991 season.

    Minna? Since we are both a fan of Pittsburgh players/teams… wanna plan a trip there? :o)

  • Teebz | December 8, 2006 at 5:45 pm |

    And I may have to buy an old Sabres jersey on Ebay just to wear Martin Biron’s number from his rookie season. He’s the last player to wear the number.

  • Mike | December 8, 2006 at 5:53 pm |

    How about the white/green/navy blue unis the Irish women’s team broke out two nights ago against Purdue?

    Two big Irish hoops wins and two classy new unis, if you ask me.


    Irish women’s hoops white/green/blue.

  • Frank Mercogliano | December 8, 2006 at 7:03 pm |

    Couple of things for folks here…Idaho State finally got to wear their new white jerseys…NIKE did a good job here.

    Also, and this is my little Christmas present to Paul, but Idaho State is hosting their preseason indoor track meet “The Tye-Dye Invitational”…nothing overly impressive unifrom wise except for pole vaulter Emmy Korth, sporting the Bengals orange and black with wicked striped socks.

    Merry Christmas Paul!
    Frank

  • Frank Mercogliano | December 8, 2006 at 7:12 pm |

    I should add, and not to toot my own horn, but I designed the little interlocking “IS” on the collar…also, I read today that the late Phil Hartman designed the interlocking “CSN” for Crosby, Stills, and Nash….that was odd to learn.

    Frank

  • Brian from Short Island | December 8, 2006 at 7:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”27780″]Just to clear a few things up, Italy’s kit history, starting from Diadora in 94 goes like this: Diadora ??-WC 1994, Nike Euro 1996 – WC 1998, Kappa Euro 2000 – WC 2002, Puma Euro 2004 – Present. And if you look at the Diadora kits in game action from 1994, they also were absent the Diadora logo, for the same reasons that the 1998 kits were absent the Nike Logo.

    Freddy Adu cannot actually play for Ghana, despite being born in Ghana. You are only allowed to play for one Mens National Team, and he has already been capped by the US in a World Cup warm-up. Also, his trial with Man utd is already over, and it does not seem likely that he’ll be signing a professional contract with them, even after he turns 18. Probably because he’s not that good.[/quote]Ghana was calling him up until the world cup squads were set because for some reason or another the 9 minutes he played vs. Canada didn’t disqualify him from playing for Ghana. Or so I thought. Personally, I think he can be a great addition to the MNT when, you know, he’s not 17.

    To whomever posted the subsidesports.com link before, I agree. They do great work, and they do the best lettering jobs, using authentic letters from whatever competition. If you’re in the US, be sure to use their US Store, where the VAT is removed from the prices.

  • Steve from Austin | December 8, 2006 at 7:22 pm |

    Paul, THANK YOU for posting those pics of the Astros jerseys. Those are by far my favorite Astros jerseys to date! Truly a classic look, and I wouldn’t mind seeing a return to those!

  • Ian | December 8, 2006 at 7:28 pm |

    So Pettitte is a Yankee again (subject to physical). I wonder if he’ll wear #46 (worn last year by Aaron Guiel), or be the first Yankee to wear #21 since Paul O’Neill retired in 2001.

  • James | December 8, 2006 at 8:17 pm |

    The Wizards are wearing their gold playing the 6ers on ESPN. I think my HDTV just threw up a little bit.

  • clemente21 | December 8, 2006 at 9:07 pm |

    Those aren’t stirrups on Casey Stengel, Paul, try two-toned socks. Just admit it, you’re just in love w/ stirrups but wearing colored socks are more practical.

    By the way, the BOXER to me is Leon Spinks, but yeah, the artist is defintely a Bears fan. ; )

  • clemente21 | December 8, 2006 at 9:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”27708″][quote comment=”27657″]How about Notre Dame’s 1977-1978 throwbacks last night against the Tide? Those jerseys don’t include the names. I wonder if they’re going to stick around. I like them a lot better than ND’s awful road alternate blacks.[/quote]

    Loved those ND basketball unis…they should keep those and wear them at home all the time…for some reason Notre Dame (among some other schools) should keep the traditional look[/quote]

    I don’t think a uniform should qualify as a throwback, in this case a basketball uni, when the pants look more akin to a kilt, due the ridiculous lengths sported by b.ball players of late.

    It’s bad enough that we have 90% of all baseball players wearing PJs, we gotta have b.ballers wearing shirts?

  • Matt06 | December 8, 2006 at 9:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”27834″]So Pettitte is a Yankee again (subject to physical). I wonder if he’ll wear #46 (worn last year by Aaron Guiel), or be the first Yankee to wear #21 since Paul O’Neill retired in 2001.[/quote]

    And with the speculation that Roger Clemens goes where Pettitte goes, does he go to his original 21 (worn with boston/toronto) or take Cano’s 22.

    Also I belive Pettitte worn 21 to honor his idol clemens before clemens followed pettitte to houston the first go around….

  • ToasterPoodle | December 8, 2006 at 9:28 pm |

    I know others have dissed them, but I am watching the Wizards tonight basically BECAUSE of the gold alts.
    Love the mismatch jersey and shorts!

  • clemente21 | December 8, 2006 at 9:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”27744″]Anyone else noticed some of the wierd items that are up for auction on that site?

    Anyone need this hanging around there house?[/quote]

    Who wrote that conract, a 6th grade graduate: Uniform Employe’s Contract?

    LMAO, that’s why you should always re-read stuff you write so that your stuff 20 years later isn’t made fun of by wise-arses like yours truly! = D

  • clemente21 | December 8, 2006 at 10:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”27805″][quote comment=”27744″]Anyone else noticed some of the wierd items that are up for auction on that site?
    I still can’t believe Alex Gonzalez didn’t win.
    [/quote]

    You can tell Mattingly really thought this one through. He spelled Mark Teixeira and Torii Hunter wrong and maybe Joe Crede too, but I think that one is just his penmanship.

    All the talk about Nike football unis…true, they do a nice job, but when the front is emblazoned with “SIEMENS MOBILE”, what harm is a small swoosh?[/quote]

    Can’t spell, but the man knows a good shortstop when he sees one!

  • Brody | December 8, 2006 at 10:43 pm |

    I was at the Nebraska game last weekend and I noticed the mismatched sleeves during pregame, but it was frickin cold, so I didn’t bother to get out my camera and take pictures. I didn’t think much of the mismatched sleeve thing until I remembered that Nebraska wears adidas and not Nike, and as far as I know, adidas does not have any shirts with mismatched sleeves. The other thing I noticed was that there were two players with mismatched sleeves; Andre Jones and Tierre Green. Green had a red left sleeve and white right sleeve, while Jones was the other way around, which means they must have seen other teams with the mismatched sleeves and liked it so much that they took matters into their own hands and had somebody cut off one sleeve and reattach it to another shirt. Sorry I don’t have pictures (I looked but couldn’t find any.) Maybe somebody else can help me out.

  • Minna H | December 8, 2006 at 11:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”27803″][quote comment=”27752″][quote comment=”27749″]

    I’m not in need of the fan you want, but rather I need a space heater for the nice warm weather we get sitting at the Razor, where we love the cold…[/quote]

    Ahhhh, the Precision-Tuned, Five Blades that can cut through diamonds, making Tom Brady that much more kissable stadium. You a Bruins’ fan, too? The Red Sox, the whole nine yards? You are pretty lucky in uni-watching, then. Not to mention, championships….[/quote]

    yeah – I luck out with the titles and the nice traditional uniforms. I love the B’s alt jersey, and even like the Celtics’ alt jersey with the black trim, because it’s not too much black, and doesn’t take away from the green. Red jerseys for the Sox – not too bad, but maybe some additional white somewhere might work. Patriots’ silver alternates – those can probably go bye-bye…[/quote]

    If the Pats would pair the silver with some black, then they’d have something.

  • Minna H | December 8, 2006 at 11:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”27819″]I’d be someone’s personal slave for a year if they could get me a fully customized jersey of Ron Francis in his #9 jersey from the 1991 season.

    Minna? Since we are both a fan of Pittsburgh players/teams… wanna plan a trip there? :o)[/quote]

    Woah, wait. Teebz, do you do windows? How about cars? I could do with a personal servant….

    I would be all over a trip out East. Next year, when the men of Steel are back on track. We could catch both a hockey and a football game—maybe throw in a basketball game a bit away….Who lives near Pittsburgh and would allow us to crash at his/her pad? Come on! I have to see this man play once before I die—or he retires from injuries.

  • Shane | December 9, 2006 at 12:09 am |

    Anyone watching the Heat-Nuggets game on ESPN?

    I’m not sure, but it looks like Alonzo Mourning is wearing Chuck Taylors.

  • Jeff I | December 9, 2006 at 2:11 am |

    [quote comment=”27857″][quote comment=”27803″][quote comment=”27752″][quote comment=”27749″]

    I’m not in need of the fan you want, but rather I need a space heater for the nice warm weather we get sitting at the Razor, where we love the cold…[/quote]

    Ahhhh, the Precision-Tuned, Five Blades that can cut through diamonds, making Tom Brady that much more kissable stadium. You a Bruins’ fan, too? The Red Sox, the whole nine yards? You are pretty lucky in uni-watching, then. Not to mention, championships….[/quote]

    yeah – I luck out with the titles and the nice traditional uniforms. I love the B’s alt jersey, and even like the Celtics’ alt jersey with the black trim, because it’s not too much black, and doesn’t take away from the green. Red jerseys for the Sox – not too bad, but maybe some additional white somewhere might work. Patriots’ silver alternates – those can probably go bye-bye…[/quote]

    If the Pats would pair the silver with some black, then they’d have something.[/quote]

    I hate their silvers with a passion. Probably the most pointless alternate uni of all time. From afar, you can hardly tell the difference from their normal aways.

    I would LOVE a modernization of their red uni. Perhaps a red ala Houston but with more silver trim.

  • Lake | December 9, 2006 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”27865″][quote comment=”27857″][quote comment=”27803″][quote comment=”27752″][quote comment=”27749″]

    I’m not in need of the fan you want, but rather I need a space heater for the nice warm weather we get sitting at the Razor, where we love the cold…[/quote]

    Ahhhh, the Precision-Tuned, Five Blades that can cut through diamonds, making Tom Brady that much more kissable stadium. You a Bruins’ fan, too? The Red Sox, the whole nine yards? You are pretty lucky in uni-watching, then. Not to mention, championships….[/quote]

    yeah – I luck out with the titles and the nice traditional uniforms. I love the B’s alt jersey, and even like the Celtics’ alt jersey with the black trim, because it’s not too much black, and doesn’t take away from the green. Red jerseys for the Sox – not too bad, but maybe some additional white somewhere might work. Patriots’ silver alternates – those can probably go bye-bye…[/quote]

    If the Pats would pair the silver with some black, then they’d have something.[/quote]

    I hate their silvers with a passion. Probably the most pointless alternate uni of all time. From afar, you can hardly tell the difference from their normal aways.

    I would LOVE a modernization of their red uni. Perhaps a red ala Houston but with more silver trim.[/quote]
    I disagree. I love the silver jerseys, and I think more silver-helmeted teams should follow suit. I always thought a white jersey and a silver helmet looked dumb together, especially when tandemed with white pants (I’m looking at you, Carolina).

  • Paul Lukas | December 9, 2006 at 3:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”27840″]Those aren’t stirrups on Casey Stengel, Paul, try two-toned socks.[/quote]

    I disagree. Look closely at Stengel’s right foot and you can see the line separating stirrup from white undersock, just before the sock disappears into the shoe. Very small cutout.