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And What Was the Deal with Prince’s Aunt Jemima Headband Look?

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I don’t mean to get all “I told you so,” but I mentioned that weather forecast back on Friday, did I not?

Then again, my uniform-based prediction of the game’s outcome didn’t pan out (although I still maintain that the Bears’ superior unis were the only thing that kept the game as close as it was). There was surprisingly little to comment on, uni-wise, but here are a few tidbits I noted during the game:

• Had Devin Hester worn those orange gloves before?

• I was surprised to see that Lovie Smith’s sideline cap (and presumably, the caps worn by the rest of the Bears’ coaching staff) had the George Halas “GHS” memorial initials.

• When they kept showing the challenge replays of Kelvin Hayden’s interception, all I (and, I bet, many of you) could think was, “Damn, another clown wearing biker shorts and the lowest of low whites.”

• Yeah, Grossman sucked, but every time he fumbled they showed a super-close-up replay of the snap, providing gorgeous views of his and the center’s sock stripes, which I quite enjoyed.

• Speaking of sock stripes, let’s hear it for Getty Images shutterbug Jeff Haynes, who clearly had his photographic priorities straight.

Best moment of the game, at least at the party I was attending, was when the announcers described Dallas Clark as an “overachiever,” which led someone in the room (okay, me) to say, “Which means, of course, that he’s white.” And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to take a call from Joe Biden.

One Party Down, Two to Go: A bunch of hearty souls braved the cold to attend Saturday’s Uni Watch get-together in Brooklyn. Among the highlights:

• Reader Joe Hughes garnered many compliments for his super-cool Yakult Swallows jersey. That’s Chris Selicious in the background.

Alan Kreit drove all the way from Suffolk County, Long Island, and brought his son, Ethan, who appears to be a Uni Watcher in training.

Allan Chandler — shown here with Uni Watch design director Scott M.X. Turner — got my vote for the coolest logo of the day, thanks to his old-school Bucks pullover.

Two serious Mets fans: Marc Rivlin (left) and Mets by the Numbers webmaster Jon Springer (wearing a T-shirt featuring, of course, the Mets’ retired numbers).

• A nice guy in a fearsome jersey: Peter Stein, wearing the stylings of the Tacoma Sabercats.

• Here’s Pete Bonavitta, who says he didn’t become a 49ers fan until he met his galpal, San Francisco native Ella Moran, who’s smiling at right.

• I handed out plenty of Uni Watch temporary tattoos, one of which was immediately modeled by Rachel Schreck (although others apparently ended up as part of an impromptu art project).

• And last but not least, it’s always good to see longtime Uni Watch enthusiast Mike from Queens.

Thanks to all who attended. I look forward to more scenes like this at the upcoming parties in San Francisco (Wednesday, 7:30pm, at Lefty O’Doul’s) and Dallas (Thursday, 7:30pm, at the Ginger Man Pub).

Uni Watch News Ticker: Interesting note from Chris Grout, who writes: “While I was watching the IIHF World Junior [hockey] tournament in January, I noticed that the Russian uniform had a sponsor’s name on it: Rosoboronexport. Turns out they’re in the business of importing and exporting military armaments for the Russian government! I know hockey has a violent streak, but I didn’t realize it was a niche market for weaponry.” … Drew Samuelson was wondering if the Columbus Clippers would have new unis now that they’re affiliated with the Nationals instead of the Yankees, so he sent an inquiry to the team. Here’s what he heard back: “The Clippers’ primary logo will not change this season, but there will be two uniform changes. The road uniforms will resemble the Nationals’ road uniforms (the script ‘Columbus’ will be in the same font as the Nationals’ font), and the Clippers will feature an alternate uniform for several home games. These uniforms will be navy blue with red trim (the Nationals’ colors), and the script ‘Clippers’ will be on the front of the uniforms in the same font as ‘Nationals.’ Also, the alternate cap — the one with the italicized ‘C’ and the sportier Clipper ship — will be much more visible this season during home games. The traditional home uniforms (white with navy pinstripes) will remain the same.” … In Friday’s ESPN column, I wrote that the Bears have worn this number font at least since the 1950s. But then Craig Friday pointed me toward this and this. All my reference sources indicate that the Bears never wore this font, and yet there it is. Anyone know anything more about this? … Cincinnati will wear its first-ever throwbacks on February 18th (with thanks to Mark Fightmaster, who swears, “Yes, that’s my real name”). … “My dad is a season ticket holder for the Chiefs,” writes Jim Wagner. With his renewal letter this week, he received a pretty cool Lamar Hunt memorial arrowhead patch. I don’t recall the Chiefs ever putting anything else inside the arrowhead, other than the KC that appears on the helmet. It’s especially surprising since, as you’ve written, the team has a pretty standard way of honoring those who have died.” … Speaking of the Chiefs, Helmet Hut is selling a bunch of old Hank Stram memorabilia. … Here’s something I’d never seen before: Babe Ruth in a basketball uniform (great find by Alan Kreit). … Excellent article here about the “Super Bowl Champion” T-shirts and caps. … Reprinted from Sunday’s comments: Good article here about the Beth Chana Academy, which is an Orthodox Jewish school, so the girls’ hoops team wears skirts. In fact, the team is called the Skirts! … Interesting number typeface worn by the Stormers, a South African rugby team (as spotted by Ross Lake).

Travel Schedule: I’ll be on the road for the rest of the week, but several dozen underpaid sweatshop laborers are toiling away even now to ensure that you, dear reader, won’t have to go a day without fresh uni-related content. I hope you’re satisfied. I won’t be checking the comments or responding to e-mails as much as usual, though. In fact, unless you’ve got some really earthshaking news to share, it might be best to hold those e-mails until next week. OK? OK!

 

134 comments to And What Was the Deal with Prince’s Aunt Jemima Headband Look?

  • Ian | February 5, 2007 at 7:26 am |

    Am I #1?

    The Colts are one of those teams where the white jersey isn’t as inferior than the color jeresy. They can wear either at home, and have that confidence that they aren’t the road team.

    Speaking of that, I hope Miami allows the Giants to wear their blue in London.

  • Hitch | February 5, 2007 at 8:13 am |

    [quote comment=”51381″]
    .Speaking of that, I hope Miami allows the Giants to wear their blue in London.[/quote]

    They should be. Miami tends to be wearing more white at home lately like the Cowboys and the Redskins do.

  • Matt D. | February 5, 2007 at 8:13 am |

    I think (I don’t know for a fact, so please don’t flame me) that the Bears used block numbers on their road jerseys only in the early 70’s. the famed NFL Films documentary about Dick Butkus had gafe footage from I believe 1973 (Bears playing at Rich Stadium), showing Butkus with the block-number uni. I have seen pics of Bobby Douglass wearing the home uni from the similar period, with the regular Bears number style.

  • James | February 5, 2007 at 8:19 am |

    Did anyone catch Marlee Matlin’s (the woman who was signing the national anthem)belt buckle? It looked like she had the Mercedes Benz logo on her belt buckle.

  • Richard | February 5, 2007 at 8:31 am |

    I think the deal with Prince’s “Aunt Jemima Headband Look” had to do something with his hair. Did you see it when he took the rag off for Purple Rain? Looked like some warped animal head. Donald Trump’s hair looks awesome compared to Prince’s “thing” last night

  • Marc Smith | February 5, 2007 at 8:32 am |

    Not sure where the ‘New Jersey Stormers’ came from, the Stormers in the picture are from Cape Town, South Africa, against the Cheetahs (also South Africa) from the Super 14 rugby competition.

  • chris | February 5, 2007 at 8:33 am |

    I thought there’d be at least one comment on Purple Rain in today’s post.

  • Robert | February 5, 2007 at 8:33 am |

    [quote comment=”51390″]I think the deal with Prince’s “Aunt Jemima Headband Look” had to do something with his hair. Did you see it when he took the rag off for Purple Rain? Looked like some warped animal head. Donald Trump’s hair looks awesome compared to Prince’s “thing” last night[/quote]

    Agreed. I was horrified when Prince removed his wrap. Yikes.

  • Paul Lukas | February 5, 2007 at 8:41 am |

    [quote comment=”51391″]Not sure where the ‘New Jersey Stormers’ came from, the Stormers in the picture are from Cape Town, South Africa, against the Cheetahs (also South Africa) from the Super 14 rugby competition.[/quote]

    My bad. Will fix.

  • Jeff | February 5, 2007 at 8:43 am |

    I was reading this on the Bears website last week!

    Earlier in the decade, the stripes disappear from the navy “home” jersey, but return after a couple of seasons. Likewise, the white “road” jersey goes with block font numbers, but the classic rounded numerals return after a couple of seasons.

    Here is the entire link!

    http://www.chicagobe...

  • Tim | February 5, 2007 at 8:58 am |

    What is with the Bears’ stripes? It’s been bugging my for a while. I see that the top two sleeve stripes are truncated, but the bottom stripe goes all the way around. It seems to do this with most of the players’ jerseys. Also, the space between the stripes is shorter between the top stripe and the middle one than it is between the middle one and the bottom.

  • Miguel | February 5, 2007 at 9:06 am |

    [quote comment=”51400″]What is with the Bears’ stripes? It’s been bugging my for a while. I see that the top two sleeve stripes are truncated, but the bottom stripe goes all the way around. It seems to do this with most of the players’ jerseys. Also, the space between the stripes is shorter between the top stripe and the middle one than it is between the middle one and the bottom.[/quote]

    The last stripe is usually on the sleeve cuff, so it can go all the way around. Tailoring creates more or less space between the top two and the bottom two.

  • JJ | February 5, 2007 at 9:08 am |

    [quote comment=”51388″]Did anyone catch Marlee Matlin’s (the woman who was signing the national anthem)belt buckle? It looked like she had the Mercedes Benz logo on her belt buckle.[/quote]

    It was a Peace Symbol, at least that’s what I saw…

    Pogue Colonel:Marine, what is that button on your body armor?
    Private Joker: A peace symbol, sir.
    Pogue Colonel: Where’d you get it?
    Private Joker: I don’t remember, sir.
    Pogue Colonel: What is that you’ve got written on your helmet?
    Private Joker: “Born to Kill”, sir.
    Pogue Colonel: You write “Born to Kill” on your helmet and you wear a peace button. What’s that supposed to be, some kind of sick joke?
    Private Joker: No, sir.
    Pogue Colonel: You’d better get your head and your ass wired together, or I will take a giant shit on you.

  • Banker Bill | February 5, 2007 at 9:33 am |

    [quote comment=”51404″][quote comment=”51388″]Did anyone catch Marlee Matlin’s (the woman who was signing the national anthem)belt buckle? It looked like she had the Mercedes Benz logo on her belt buckle.[/quote]

    It was a Peace Symbol, at least that’s what I saw…

    Pogue Colonel:Marine, what is that button on your body armor?
    Private Joker: A peace symbol, sir.
    Pogue Colonel: Where’d you get it?
    Private Joker: I don’t remember, sir.
    Pogue Colonel: What is that you’ve got written on your helmet?
    Private Joker: “Born to Kill”, sir.
    Pogue Colonel: You write “Born to Kill” on your helmet and you wear a peace button. What’s that supposed to be, some kind of sick joke?
    Private Joker: No, sir.
    Pogue Colonel: You’d better get your head and your ass wired together, or I will take a giant shit on you.[/quote]

    I really thought today at work would suck until I saw your FULL METAL JACKET reference – now I know it’ll get better.

  • The Ol Goaler | February 5, 2007 at 9:42 am |

    [quote comment=”51393″][quote comment=”51390″]I think the deal with Prince’s “Aunt Jemima Headband Look” had to do something with his hair. Did you see it when he took the rag off for Purple Rain? Looked like some warped animal head. Donald Trump’s hair looks awesome compared to Prince’s “thing” last night[/quote]

    Agreed. I was horrified when Prince removed his wrap. Yikes.[/quote]

    Maybe tha rain affected his ‘do?

    However, I thought the glowing neon accents on the Florida A&M “Marching Rattlers” band unis were seriously cool… (sorry, no photo.)

  • Beefalo | February 5, 2007 at 9:43 am |

    Paul,

    The GSH on Bears hats are incorporated as a part of the Reebok coaches hat series for 2006. Three views of the hat are here from an online retailer.

  • Beefalo | February 5, 2007 at 9:43 am |

    You can buy the hats with the GSH on them from said retailer, but I would rather plop my money down for this very cool hat from the same retailer instead…

  • Stuby | February 5, 2007 at 9:55 am |

    I can’t help it. Whenever I look at Peyton Manning in that ridiculously oversized Revolution helmet, I can only think ‘100-watt light bulb’.

    Non uni-related, but did anyone else think Billy Joel sounded a bit wasted?

  • Thorold Blair | February 5, 2007 at 9:58 am |

    [quote comment=”51416″]I can’t help it. Whenever I look at Peyton Manning in that ridiculously oversized Revolution helmet, I can only think ‘100-watt light bulb’.

    Non uni-related, but did anyone else think Billy Joel sounded a bit wasted?[/quote]

    Sounded normal to me, so in response to your question.. yes.. a bit wasted.

  • Banker Bill | February 5, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    [quote comment=”51411″][quote comment=”51393″][quote comment=”51390″]I think the deal with Prince’s “Aunt Jemima Headband Look” had to do something with his hair. Did you see it when he took the rag off for Purple Rain? Looked like some warped animal head. Donald Trump’s hair looks awesome compared to Prince’s “thing” last night[/quote]

    Agreed. I was horrified when Prince removed his wrap. Yikes.[/quote]

    Maybe tha rain affected his ‘do?

    However, I thought the glowing neon accents on the Florida A&M “Marching Rattlers” band unis were seriously cool… (sorry, no photo.)[/quote]

    That was the best uni-related thing of the night – my 10 year old thought they looked like Jellyfish. I loved the halftime show – and Prince can look like Aunt Jemima all he wants – he sounded great.

  • Anthony Verna | February 5, 2007 at 10:05 am |

    [quote comment=”51417″][quote comment=”51416″]I can’t help it. Whenever I look at Peyton Manning in that ridiculously oversized Revolution helmet, I can only think ‘100-watt light bulb’.

    Non uni-related, but did anyone else think Billy Joel sounded a bit wasted?[/quote]

    Sounded normal to me, so in response to your question.. yes.. a bit wasted.[/quote]

    Awful rendition of the national anthem. That surprised me none.

  • Broker75 | February 5, 2007 at 10:11 am |

    One of my guys at the party last night said the Colts’ hat that Peyton Manning (MVP!) was wearing is the cap for draft day.

  • Richard | February 5, 2007 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”51422″][quote comment=”51417″][quote comment=”51416″]I can’t help it. Whenever I look at Peyton Manning in that ridiculously oversized Revolution helmet, I can only think ‘100-watt light bulb’.

    Non uni-related, but did anyone else think Billy Joel sounded a bit wasted?[/quote]

    Sounded normal to me, so in response to your question.. yes.. a bit wasted.[/quote]

    Awful rendition of the national anthem. That surprised me none.[/quote]

    it really was not that bad, when you consider he was sitting there, playing the piano, and did not really deviate from the true song tune once throughout his rendition. It was simple, and elegant. Now, what he should have done was perform at halftime – it would have been HUGE.

  • tedkerwin | February 5, 2007 at 10:14 am |

    It seems the number is on all of the addidas Super 14 Kits this year. All five New Zealand squads have the same fonts. It is fine with contrasting colors but on teams that have colors that blend together such as a dark red and black of the Chiefs it is almost impossible to see the numbers while watching the game.

    There is a nice gallery of the action here.

    The second to last photo of the Crusaders/Blues match gives you an idea on the poor color contrast problem.

    By the way, the commentators in the Chiefs/Brumbies match commented on the numbers to paraphrase.

    “A lot of thought went into these new uniforms.”

    “Too much thought if you ask me.”

  • Broker75 | February 5, 2007 at 10:14 am |

    [quote comment=”51421″][quote comment=”51411″][quote comment=”51393″][quote comment=”51390″]I think the deal with Prince’s “Aunt Jemima Headband Look” had to do something with his hair. Did you see it when he took the rag off for Purple Rain? Looked like some warped animal head. Donald Trump’s hair looks awesome compared to Prince’s “thing” last night[/quote]

    Agreed. I was horrified when Prince removed his wrap. Yikes.[/quote]

    Maybe tha rain affected his ‘do?

    However, I thought the glowing neon accents on the Florida A&M “Marching Rattlers” band unis were seriously cool… (sorry, no photo.)[/quote]

    That was the best uni-related thing of the night – my 10 year old thought they looked like Jellyfish. I loved the halftime show – and Prince can look like Aunt Jemima all he wants – he sounded great.[/quote]
    I agree Banker Bill, he did sound good. I wonder how the hairspay tasted, what with all the rain and that..Prince surprised the heck out of me. I’ve always thought he had talent, now I know he does indeed.

  • NickNH | February 5, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”51422″][quote comment=”51417″][quote comment=”51416″]I can’t help it. Whenever I look at Peyton Manning in that ridiculously oversized Revolution helmet, I can only think ‘100-watt light bulb’.

    Non uni-related, but did anyone else think Billy Joel sounded a bit wasted?[/quote]

    Sounded normal to me, so in response to your question.. yes.. a bit wasted.[/quote]

    Awful rendition of the national anthem. That surprised me none.[/quote]

    Yeah, Billy Joel just sucks. Plus, his songs ruin karaoke nights. Him and Journey should be convicted for crimes against the country and be forced to renounce all their music…and burn it.

  • Miguel | February 5, 2007 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”51430″]
    …and Journey should be convicted for crimes against the country and be forced to renounce all their music…and burn it.[/quote]

    How dare you speak ill of Journey! I don’t stop believin’ that Journey is the wheel in the sky, and our differing opinion will make us go our separate ways (world apart). I faithfully hope that you will be good to yourself and realize that only the young rail on journey – when the lights come on for you and you understand how badass they are, us Journey fans will welcome you with open arms.

  • mg12 | February 5, 2007 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”51428″]It seems the number is on all of the addidas Super 14 Kits this year. All five New Zealand squads have the same fonts. It is fine with contrasting colors but on teams that have colors that blend together such as a dark red and black of the Chiefs it is almost impossible to see the numbers while watching the game.

    There is a nice gallery of the action here.

    The second to last photo of the Crusaders/Blues match gives you an idea on the poor color contrast problem.

    By the way, the commentators in the Chiefs/Brumbies match commented on the numbers to paraphrase.

    “A lot of thought went into these new uniforms.”

    “Too much thought if you ask me.”[/quote]

    I know that we have alot of graphics guys on this blog. Does anyone happen to know what font that is on the Rugby jerseys?

  • Joe | February 5, 2007 at 10:35 am |

    Not Super Bowl related in the least bit, but yesterday Penn State and Wisconsin played each other in women’s basketball, and both teams wore pretty cool pink jerseys to support breast cancer.

    http://www.gopsuspor...

    Entire gallery:

    http://www.gopsuspor...

  • Banker Bill | February 5, 2007 at 10:37 am |

    [quote comment=”51430″][quote comment=”51422″][quote comment=”51417″][quote comment=”51416″]I can’t help it. Whenever I look at Peyton Manning in that ridiculously oversized Revolution helmet, I can only think ‘100-watt light bulb’.

    Non uni-related, but did anyone else think Billy Joel sounded a bit wasted?[/quote]

    Sounded normal to me, so in response to your question.. yes.. a bit wasted.[/quote]

    Awful rendition of the national anthem. That surprised me none.[/quote]

    Yeah, Billy Joel just sucks. Plus, his songs ruin karaoke nights. Him and Journey should be convicted for crimes against the country and be forced to renounce all their music…and burn it.[/quote]

    I am partners in a Karaoke/DJ company and as much as I enjoy Billy Joel and Journey music in the car, I agree – although I do a heck of a “New York State of Mind” – but I like the originals – it’s just that karaoke versions of those songs have been proven to cause cancer in laboratory animals.

    By the way, back on the uni front, my wife was convinced that the Bears were wearing black jerseys last night – I told her they are a very deep dark blue and probably appeared black due to the rain. Please tell me I was right….

  • Joe Hilseberg | February 5, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”51430″]Yeah, Billy Joel just sucks. Plus, his songs ruin karaoke nights. Him and Journey should be convicted for crimes against the country and be forced to renounce all their music…and burn it.[/quote]

    laughed out loud at this one, but disagree….I love Journey!!!

    “Steeeeve Perry!”
    “Hey, I thought we said no more Journey psych outs!?!”

  • Banker Bill | February 5, 2007 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”51432″][quote comment=”51430″]
    …and Journey should be convicted for crimes against the country and be forced to renounce all their music…and burn it.[/quote]

    How dare you speak ill of Journey! I don’t stop believin’ that Journey is the wheel in the sky, and our differing opinion will make us go our separate ways (world apart). I faithfully hope that you will be good to yourself and realize that only the young rail on journey – when the lights come on for you and you understand how badass they are, us Journey fans will welcome you with open arms.[/quote]

    THat may have been the scariest soliloquy I have ever encountered – I laughed, I cried, I may have even stained my shorts…

    Seriously, that was really very good. Remember Miguel, Be Good To Yourself (when nobody else will) – Raised on Radio was a great album!

  • Jonathon | February 5, 2007 at 10:43 am |

    Tim Hudson is another baseball player that will be wearing Under Armour cleats in 2007. Here’s a pic of him wearing the new kicks at the Braves’ voluntary pitching camp this past weekend:

    http://www.ajc.com/s...

    Huddie wore Puma when he pitched in Oakland:

    http://www.allposter...

    He has also worn Puma in Atlanta:

    http://www.allposter...

    But note that his workout shorts still have the swoosh.

  • Texas Islander | February 5, 2007 at 10:45 am |

    While watching the halftime show I saw this and couldn’t stop laughing. It looks way to similar to the curtain scene from one of the Austin Powers movies.

  • Texas Islander | February 5, 2007 at 10:46 am |
  • Stuby | February 5, 2007 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”51440″]Tim Hudson is another baseball player that will be wearing Under Armour cleats in 2007. Here’s a pic of him wearing the new kicks at the Braves’ voluntary pitching camp this past weekend:

    http://www.ajc.com/s...

    Huddie wore Puma when he pitched in Oakland:

    http://www.allposter...

    He has also worn Puma in Atlanta:

    http://www.allposter...

    But note that his workout shorts still have the swoosh.[/quote]

    Wonder if this has anything to do with the fact that he went to Auburn, an Under Armour school.

  • Patrick | February 5, 2007 at 10:59 am |

    Boy, what a great looking jersey. and for only $100.00! I know a deal when I see one.

  • peteagus | February 5, 2007 at 11:14 am |

    re: the GSH hat

    I have one of those Bears hats with the GSH in the back. I think I got it before the 2003 season. Spike Lee signed it, before he gave a speech at my school, and mentioned Lovie’s name, cause Lovie had just been hired.

    Anyways, I think I’ve seen Lovie wear the same hat before, but not this season. And the white outline on the wishbone of mine is a bit slimmer, and doesnt have the “raised” embroidery.

  • specs | February 5, 2007 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”51393″][quote comment=”51390″]I think the deal with Prince’s “Aunt Jemima Headband Look” had to do something with his hair. Did you see it when he took the rag off for Purple Rain? Looked like some warped animal head. Donald Trump’s hair looks awesome compared to Prince’s “thing” last night[/quote]

    Agreed. I was horrified when Prince removed his wrap. Yikes.[/quote]

    Don’t you think its possible that his hair looked bad because the headband pressed it down in a weird way, rather than the headband being worn because his hair was bad? I know my hair has looked a little out of sorts after wearing a baseball hat for a day. And even if he did need to wear something to cover up his hair, why an Aunt Jemima-style headband?

  • Ben N | February 5, 2007 at 11:27 am |

    I just noticed that in the current issue of The Mag on p.46 Peyton Manning is wearing an old Puma jersey from a few years back. It doesnt have the NFL Equipment tag either.

  • Joe Morano | February 5, 2007 at 11:37 am |

    Bears Jerseys

    You are on target with the generic block font on the Bears road jerseys. It looks like either around 71 72 or 73 that the road whites had navy block numbers, but more interesting is the fact that for a brief time the home jerseys kept the traditional Bears font, but DID NOT have the three uni stripes. Looked like the same minimalist style that the Vikings went to for a couple of years at home when they eliminated the traditional white Northwestern stripes and had an all puprle jersey.

    Perhaps another reader can find some examples of what I am talking about and post them- I know I am not yet senile- they are out there.

    J

    I have seen this in phots

  • Zach | February 5, 2007 at 11:38 am |

    Have the referees worn the Super Bowl logo on their shirts in the past? I don’t remember that.

    Anyone else think the ref’s shirts don’t function too well in the rain? I felt like I could almost see Tony Corrente’s nipples. I’m surprised there isn’t a rain jacket version of the ref’s shirt.

  • Joe Morano | February 5, 2007 at 11:43 am |

    Bears Unis

    Yes, it is true that for a brief time in the early 70’s the Bears wore standard block letters on their road jerseys, but, did you know that at the same time they wore home unis with the traditional numerical font with NO STRIPES? I have seen many pics of these, but cannot provide any. If there is another reader out there who can post them, that would be great to prove that I am not senile. Same goes with home Vikes unis at the same time, eliminated the white northwetsern style stripes and went with just puprle jerseys w white nos. Must have been a minimalist 70’s thing.

  • Richard | February 5, 2007 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”51462″]Have the referees worn the Super Bowl logo on their shirts in the past? I don’t remember that.

    Anyone else think the ref’s shirts don’t function too well in the rain? I felt like I could almost see Tony Corrente’s nipples. I’m surprised there isn’t a rain jacket version of the ref’s shirt.[/quote]

    they have a long-sleeved model, just guess none of them wanted to wear it in the warmer weather.

  • Richard | February 5, 2007 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”51447″]Boy, what a great looking jersey. and for only $100.00! I know a deal when I see one.[/quote]

    you’re getting ripped off!

  • Stuby | February 5, 2007 at 11:45 am |

    Have teams worn the Super Bowl logo on their helmets before last night’s game? I don’t recall that bit of excessiveness being there in the past.

  • Utz, the Crab Chip | February 5, 2007 at 11:47 am |

    I won’t complain too much about the ref shirts (which are terrible), because at least we were spared the ref pants, ugh.

  • Paul Lukas | February 5, 2007 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”51468″]Have teams worn the Super Bowl logo on their helmets before last night’s game? [/quote]

    Yes, that started last year. And in response to an earlier comment, the officials have worn the SB logo for many years now.

    Supposed to be packing,
    Paul

  • Paul | February 5, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”51426″]One of my guys at the party last night said the Colts’ hat that Peyton Manning (MVP!) was wearing is the cap for draft day.[/quote]

    Usually the style of hats introduced during Super Bowl week will be worn at the draft and on the sideline next year.

  • tessa | February 5, 2007 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”51471″][quote comment=”51468″]Have teams worn the Super Bowl logo on their helmets before last night’s game? [/quote]

    Yes, that started last year. And in response to an earlier comment, the officials have worn the SB logo for many years now.

    Supposed to be packing,
    Paul[/quote]

    What was with the placement of said logo? I can’t do screen shots, but there was at least one official who had the patch right at nipple level. It was almost as disturbing as the game. :(

    Minna: Thanks for e-checking on me. I am so used to not even having a Bears game in February that the loss is affecting me less than I thought it would. This is nothing like my October/November depression when the Yankees are bounced from the playoffs.

  • Richard | February 5, 2007 at 12:28 pm |

    switching to the “other” football, the England are unveiling their new 2007-09 Home Kits tomorrow, the 6th, but have launched their unveiling site already, as you can see here. Doesn’t look that bad, if at all. They also have a shot on their store site with players in the top.

  • Jeff I | February 5, 2007 at 12:32 pm |

    It really looked like Prince was wearing a babushka. I couldve sworn he just got done chowing down on borscht in the old country with my great great grandmother. In Soviet Russia, 1999 parties like YOU!

  • Richard | February 5, 2007 at 12:32 pm |

    and I just found the link here which talks about the technology and testing they had.

  • Minna H. | February 5, 2007 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”51474″][quote comment=”51471″][quote comment=”51468″]Have teams worn the Super Bowl logo on their helmets before last night’s game? [/quote]

    Yes, that started last year. And in response to an earlier comment, the officials have worn the SB logo for many years now.

    Supposed to be packing,
    Paul[/quote]

    What was with the placement of said logo? I can’t do screen shots, but there was at least one official who had the patch right at nipple level. It was almost as disturbing as the game. :(

    Minna: Thanks for e-checking on me. I am so used to not even having a Bears game in February that the loss is affecting me less than I thought it would. This is nothing like my October/November depression when the Yankees are bounced from the playoffs.[/quote]

    tessa, while I am sympathetic about the Bears loss, I cannot be moved by your Yankees plight as they have won many championships. Glad you aren’t too devastated, though.

    Billy Joel sounded very thin and off-tune to me. Prince, while looking freakish, did a great job.

    Mike from Queens, hey! Is that offer to wash my car still open? It needs it. Not right now, though, as it’s a few degrees below zero.

    If Paul ever makes it to MN, I guess I will be the only person not wearing a jersey.

    Banker B., the Bears were wearing blue. I wouldn’t mind if they’d been wearing black, of course.

    Miguel, that ode to Journey was seriously funny. I’m a bit perturbed, however, that I actually knew most of the songs.

    Those pink jerseys flat-out sucked. There is no pink in basketball!

  • Ian K | February 5, 2007 at 12:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”51457″][quote comment=”51393″][quote comment=”51390″]I think the deal with Prince’s “Aunt Jemima Headband Look” had to do something with his hair. Did you see it when he took the rag off for Purple Rain? Looked like some warped animal head. Donald Trump’s hair looks awesome compared to Prince’s “thing” last night[/quote]

    Agreed. I was horrified when Prince removed his wrap. Yikes.[/quote]

    Don’t you think its possible that his hair looked bad because the headband pressed it down in a weird way, rather than the headband being worn because his hair was bad? I know my hair has looked a little out of sorts after wearing a baseball hat for a day. And even if he did need to wear something to cover up his hair, why an Aunt Jemima-style headband?[/quote]

    Prince is known for wearing makeup, high heels, immaculately sculped eyebrows, and overly-styled hair. Maybe he wore the headband so the rain wouldn’t mess with his hair. But then he threw it into the crowd, so who knows. The best answer is probably: he did it because he’s Prince. No one else could get away with it, just like no one else could get away with high heels and a blue and orange getup.

    I have to say I correctly predicted “aqua blue” for his suit and my friends and I were crossing our fingers that he would start with “DEARLY BELOVED”. He did not disappoint. Best part of the Super Bowl, either Prince or the Maposaurus.

  • Spif Me | February 5, 2007 at 12:54 pm |

    Babe Ruth

    A proud moment for me. My dad is the author of the book referenced in that photo of Babe Ruth. The gentleman on the right is Joe Lapchick, legendary basketball coach at St. John’s University and the NY Knicks. My father’s biography is fantastic and (if I may) can be purchased at Amazon.com. Thanks Paul for the reference!

  • Doug | February 5, 2007 at 12:57 pm |

    A question for anybody here with authentic NCAA basketball jerseys: how/where can I find them? Official sites (Texas, for example) and eBay have slim pickings. Thanks for any answers you might have.

  • Minna H. | February 5, 2007 at 1:02 pm |

    Prince is known for his head gear. He has worn the wrap many times. I am trying to find pics, but in the meantime:

    Hail, Prince!

    Fedora

    Just say no

    Eh

    Ok. Can’t find a photo, but he has done it in recent years. I will agree with Ian K. that Prince is Prince (except when he was The Artist Formerly Known As Prince).

  • justin | February 5, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    Wow! A Tacoma Sabercats jersey!! I used to go to their games all the time when I was in high school. That was pretty entertaining hockey…

  • timmy b | February 5, 2007 at 1:24 pm |

    on the bears jerseys in question:

    they started wearing rounded numerals as of game three in 1949 on the navy blues. they didn’t even wear white jerseys with the rounded numerals until 1957.

    from 1971 thru 1973, the white jerseys had block numbers front, back and sleeves with the normal style stripes. the navy jerseys had the rounded numerals, but no sleeve stripes. however, i think the bears reverted back to the traditional look for each season late in the season when the weather turned colder, and so went back to the durene jerseys.

    from 1969 thru 1973, the mesh materials came in vogue in football jerseys. lots of teams couldn’t duplicate the striping and numeral styles that they had on the durene jerseys. among them were the vikings, dolphins, eagles, 49ers (with no sleeve numerals or stripes at all), lions, eagles, redskins amng others who went at least one game or more with a “minimal” jersey.

    it seems that in 1974, teams were able to duplicate their look with durene jerseys onto the mesh jerseys. i guess advancements had been made in the technology to properly stitch or screen the accessories properly.

    hope this is helpful.

  • LunchBox | February 5, 2007 at 1:29 pm |

    Did anyone bother to post the atrocity that is the AFC Pro Bowl jersey? Or did I miss that comment?

  • Miguel | February 5, 2007 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”51484″]A question for anybody here with authentic NCAA basketball jerseys: how/where can I find them? Official sites (Texas, for example) and eBay have slim pickings. Thanks for any answers you might have.[/quote]

    I don’t think Nike sells authentic college jerseys anymore – the best you’ll get are twilled jerseys, which are still pretty good quality.

  • specs | February 5, 2007 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”51477″]switching to the “other” football, the England are unveiling their new 2007-09 Home Kits tomorrow, the 6th, but have launched their unveiling site already, as you can see here. Doesn’t look that bad, if at all. They also have a shot on their store site with players in the top.[/quote]
    The only things that bother me at first glance are the side panels. What pattern is that? Is it the umbro logo, or something based on the three lions crest?

  • Jarred | February 5, 2007 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”51499″][quote comment=”51477″]switching to the “other” football, the England are unveiling their new 2007-09 Home Kits tomorrow, the 6th, but have launched their unveiling site already, as you can see here. Doesn’t look that bad, if at all. They also have a shot on their store site with players in the top.[/quote]
    The only things that bother me at first glance are the side panels. What pattern is that? Is it the umbro logo, or something based on the three lions crest?[/quote]

    It’s the Three Lions.

  • DRob | February 5, 2007 at 1:59 pm |

    Here’s a better picture of the England Kit.
    I think the side panal is based on the three lions.
    Also recently announced was Nike’s new kit for Malaysia.
    And adidas’ new Mexico kit, which I guess will debut when they play the USA in Arizona this week. Go USA!

  • Teebz | February 5, 2007 at 2:02 pm |

    In my quest to expand my ever-growing jersey collection, does anyone know where I can purchase game-worn or authentic NCAA baseball jerseys besides ebay? I have written to several NCAA baseball programs, and they tell me to check the bookstores, but the bookstores only carry the crappy “fashion” jerseys.

    Anyone know of anywhere?

  • Steve | February 5, 2007 at 2:13 pm |

    Try here for NCAA baseball jerseys.

    I know they have a TON of game issued football stuff, I haven’t checked for baseball though. They are a bit of a ripoff though.

  • Richard | February 5, 2007 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”51504″]In my quest to expand my ever-growing jersey collection, does anyone know where I can purchase game-worn or authentic NCAA baseball jerseys besides ebay? I have written to several NCAA baseball programs, and they tell me to check the bookstores, but the bookstores only carry the crappy “fashion” jerseys.

    Anyone know of anywhere?[/quote]

    game worn college jerseys here.

  • Jason | February 5, 2007 at 2:22 pm |

    I would like to see the Lamar Hunt patch be worn permately. What better way to honor a man who gave so much to the NFL. I know some of you Bears fans will say that the Chiefs are copying, but who cares, this man is every bit as deserving as Papa Bear. GO CHIEFS!!!!

  • joe | February 5, 2007 at 2:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”51504″]In my quest to expand my ever-growing jersey collection, does anyone know where I can purchase game-worn or authentic NCAA baseball jerseys besides ebay? I have written to several NCAA baseball programs, and they tell me to check the bookstores, but the bookstores only carry the crappy “fashion” jerseys.

    Anyone know of anywhere?[/quote]

    try murf denny, http://www.murfandpa... I think

  • Joe Hilseberg | February 5, 2007 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”51505″]Try here for NCAA baseball jerseys.

    I know they have a TON of game issued football stuff, I haven’t checked for baseball though. They are a bit of a ripoff though.[/quote]

    gamewornjerseys.com has a message board communtiy that you may be able to find stuff you want

  • C.N. | February 5, 2007 at 3:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”51505″]Try here for NCAA baseball jerseys.

    I know they have a TON of game issued football stuff, I haven’t checked for baseball though. They are a bit of a ripoff though.[/quote]

    Very much a ripoff. I ordered a supposedly “game-used” jersey that was very obviously NOT game-used, or even authentic, and then the president of the company offered me a free item for my trouble but conveniently forgot about his offer when I was ready to cash in. Try to avoid doing business with them if there’s any way around it.

  • jesse | February 5, 2007 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”51505″]Try here for NCAA baseball jerseys.

    I know they have a TON of game issued football stuff, I haven’t checked for baseball though. They are a bit of a ripoff though.[/quote]

    I went to this website, they have this Penn State jersey which I believe is fake. They are asking $1,500 for it. I do not remember that patch, and the numbers are screened on, not sewn.

    I am going to try and find a picture of the game.

  • Joe Hilseberg | February 5, 2007 at 3:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”51516″][quote comment=”51505″]Try here for NCAA baseball jerseys.

    I know they have a TON of game issued football stuff, I haven’t checked for baseball though. They are a bit of a ripoff though.[/quote]

    I went to this website, they have this Penn State jersey which I believe is fake. They are asking $1,500 for it. I do not remember that patch, and the numbers are screened on, not sewn.

    I am going to try and find a picture of the game.[/quote]

    It’s not out of the question for the numbers to be screen printed. I believe Penn State was one of the last schools to get on that bandwagon. Some schools still do screen print.

  • jesse | February 5, 2007 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”51518″][quote comment=”51516″][quote comment=”51505″]Try here for NCAA baseball jerseys.

    I know they have a TON of game issued football stuff, I haven’t checked for baseball though. They are a bit of a ripoff though.[/quote]

    I went to this website, they have this Penn State jersey which I believe is fake. They are asking $1,500 for it. I do not remember that patch, and the numbers are screened on, not sewn.

    I am going to try and find a picture of the game.[/quote]

    It’s not out of the question for the numbers to be screen printed. I believe Penn State was one of the last schools to get on that bandwagon. Some schools still do screen print.[/quote]

    No it isn’t out of the question, but the patch really troubles me. First, I don’t remember it, I generally would, I have on every other occasion they have worn a patch. Second, I don’t think that logo on the patch is that old.

  • Joe Hilseberg | February 5, 2007 at 3:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”51519″][quote comment=”51518″][quote comment=”51516″][quote comment=”51505″]Try here for NCAA baseball jerseys.

    I know they have a TON of game issued football stuff, I haven’t checked for baseball though. They are a bit of a ripoff though.[/quote]

    I went to this website, they have this Penn State jersey which I believe is fake. They are asking $1,500 for it. I do not remember that patch, and the numbers are screened on, not sewn.

    I am going to try and find a picture of the game.[/quote]

    It’s not out of the question for the numbers to be screen printed. I believe Penn State was one of the last schools to get on that bandwagon. Some schools still do screen print.[/quote]

    No it isn’t out of the question, but the patch really troubles me. First, I don’t remember it, I generally would, I have on every other occasion they have worn a patch. Second, I don’t think that logo on the patch is that old.[/quote]

    What worries me is that Penn State didn’t play in the 1997 Fiesta Bowl, as listed in the write up. Technically they played in the 1996 one on Jan 1, 1997.

  • Kenny | February 5, 2007 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”51495″]Did anyone bother to post the atrocity that is the AFC Pro Bowl jersey? Or did I miss that comment?[/quote]

    Are they Pro Bowlers and All-Stars?!?!

  • jesse | February 5, 2007 at 4:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”51520″][quote comment=”51519″][quote comment=”51518″][quote comment=”51516″][quote comment=”51505″]Try here for NCAA baseball jerseys.

    I know they have a TON of game issued football stuff, I haven’t checked for baseball though. They are a bit of a ripoff though.[/quote]

    I went to this website, they have this Penn State jersey which I believe is fake. They are asking $1,500 for it. I do not remember that patch, and the numbers are screened on, not sewn.

    I am going to try and find a picture of the game.[/quote]

    It’s not out of the question for the numbers to be screen printed. I believe Penn State was one of the last schools to get on that bandwagon. Some schools still do screen print.[/quote]

    No it isn’t out of the question, but the patch really troubles me. First, I don’t remember it, I generally would, I have on every other occasion they have worn a patch. Second, I don’t think that logo on the patch is that old.[/quote]

    What worries me is that Penn State didn’t play in the 1997 Fiesta Bowl, as listed in the write up. Technically they played in the 1996 one on Jan 1, 1997.[/quote]

    I checked Chris Creamer’s website, it states that the logo on that patch did not come into existence until 2001, or four years after the game was played.

  • Miguel | February 5, 2007 at 4:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”51518″][quote comment=”51516″][quote comment=”51505″]Try here for NCAA baseball jerseys.

    I know they have a TON of game issued football stuff, I haven’t checked for baseball though. They are a bit of a ripoff though.[/quote]

    I went to this website, they have this Penn State jersey which I believe is fake. They are asking $1,500 for it. I do not remember that patch, and the numbers are screened on, not sewn.

    I am going to try and find a picture of the game.[/quote]

    It’s not out of the question for the numbers to be screen printed. I believe Penn State was one of the last schools to get on that bandwagon. Some schools still do screen print.[/quote]

    Texas still uses screen printed numbers.

  • Miguel | February 5, 2007 at 4:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”51516″][quote comment=”51505″]Try here for NCAA baseball jerseys.

    I know they have a TON of game issued football stuff, I haven’t checked for baseball though. They are a bit of a ripoff though.[/quote]

    I went to this website, they have this Penn State jersey which I believe is fake. They are asking $1,500 for it. I do not remember that patch, and the numbers are screened on, not sewn.

    I am going to try and find a picture of the game.[/quote]

    Also, there is no way that someone with a size 52 jersey would have front and back numbers that small.

    Friends don’t let friends buy fake $hit.

  • jesse | February 5, 2007 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”51532″][quote comment=”51518″][quote comment=”51516″][quote comment=”51505″]Try here for NCAA baseball jerseys.

    I know they have a TON of game issued football stuff, I haven’t checked for baseball though. They are a bit of a ripoff though.[/quote]

    I went to this website, they have this Penn State jersey which I believe is fake. They are asking $1,500 for it. I do not remember that patch, and the numbers are screened on, not sewn.

    I am going to try and find a picture of the game.[/quote]

    It’s not out of the question for the numbers to be screen printed. I believe Penn State was one of the last schools to get on that bandwagon. Some schools still do screen print.[/quote]

    Texas still uses screen printed numbers.[/quote]

    I stand corrected I found this picture of Curtis Enis wearing the patch in a game. My apologies.

  • Chad G | February 5, 2007 at 4:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”51531″][quote comment=”51520″][quote comment=”51519″][quote comment=”51518″][quote comment=”51516″][quote comment=”51505″]Try here for NCAA baseball jerseys.

    I know they have a TON of game issued football stuff, I haven’t checked for baseball though. They are a bit of a ripoff though.[/quote]

    I went to this website, they have this Penn State jersey which I believe is fake. They are asking $1,500 for it. I do not remember that patch, and the numbers are screened on, not sewn.

    I am going to try and find a picture of the game.[/quote]

    It’s not out of the question for the numbers to be screen printed. I believe Penn State was one of the last schools to get on that bandwagon. Some schools still do screen print.[/quote]

    No it isn’t out of the question, but the patch really troubles me. First, I don’t remember it, I generally would, I have on every other occasion they have worn a patch. Second, I don’t think that logo on the patch is that old.[/quote]

    What worries me is that Penn State didn’t play in the 1997 Fiesta Bowl, as listed in the write up. Technically they played in the 1996 one on Jan 1, 1997.[/quote]

    I checked Chris Creamer’s website, it states that the logo on that patch did not come into existence until 2001, or four years after the game was played.[/quote]

    That logo originated in 1996

    I’ve been trying to find a pick of the game but no luck so far

  • jesse | February 5, 2007 at 4:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”51538″][quote comment=”51531″][quote comment=”51520″][quote comment=”51519″][quote comment=”51518″][quote comment=”51516″][quote comment=”51505″]Try here for NCAA baseball jerseys.

    I know they have a TON of game issued football stuff, I haven’t checked for baseball though. They are a bit of a ripoff though.[/quote]

    I went to this website, they have this Penn State jersey which I believe is fake. They are asking $1,500 for it. I do not remember that patch, and the numbers are screened on, not sewn.

    I am going to try and find a picture of the game.[/quote]

    It’s not out of the question for the numbers to be screen printed. I believe Penn State was one of the last schools to get on that bandwagon. Some schools still do screen print.[/quote]

    No it isn’t out of the question, but the patch really troubles me. First, I don’t remember it, I generally would, I have on every other occasion they have worn a patch. Second, I don’t think that logo on the patch is that old.[/quote]

    What worries me is that Penn State didn’t play in the 1997 Fiesta Bowl, as listed in the write up. Technically they played in the 1996 one on Jan 1, 1997.[/quote]

    I checked Chris Creamer’s website, it states that the logo on that patch did not come into existence until 2001, or four years after the game was played.[/quote]

    That logo originated in 1996

    I’ve been trying to find a pick of the game but no luck so far[/quote]

    I was refering to the Penn State logo.

  • Kenny | February 5, 2007 at 4:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”51537″][quote comment=”51532″][quote comment=”51518″][quote comment=”51516″][quote comment=”51505″]Try here for NCAA baseball jerseys.

    I know they have a TON of game issued football stuff, I haven’t checked for baseball though. They are a bit of a ripoff though.[/quote]

    I went to this website, they have this Penn State jersey which I believe is fake. They are asking $1,500 for it. I do not remember that patch, and the numbers are screened on, not sewn.

    I am going to try and find a picture of the game.[/quote]

    It’s not out of the question for the numbers to be screen printed. I believe Penn State was one of the last schools to get on that bandwagon. Some schools still do screen print.[/quote]

    Texas still uses screen printed numbers.[/quote]

    I stand corrected I found this picture of Curtis Enis wearing the patch in a game. My apologies.[/quote]

    Not only did the Bears lose the Super Bowl, but then I hafta see a reference to Curtis Enis the next day…ugh!!!

  • Chad G | February 5, 2007 at 4:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”51541″][quote comment=”51538″][quote comment=”51531″][quote comment=”51520″][quote comment=”51519″][quote comment=”51518″][quote comment=”51516″][quote comment=”51505″]Try here for NCAA baseball jerseys.

    I know they have a TON of game issued football stuff, I haven’t checked for baseball though. They are a bit of a ripoff though.[/quote]

    I went to this website, they have this Penn State jersey which I believe is fake. They are asking $1,500 for it. I do not remember that patch, and the numbers are screened on, not sewn.

    I am going to try and find a picture of the game.[/quote]

    It’s not out of the question for the numbers to be screen printed. I believe Penn State was one of the last schools to get on that bandwagon. Some schools still do screen print.[/quote]

    No it isn’t out of the question, but the patch really troubles me. First, I don’t remember it, I generally would, I have on every other occasion they have worn a patch. Second, I don’t think that logo on the patch is that old.[/quote]

    What worries me is that Penn State didn’t play in the 1997 Fiesta Bowl, as listed in the write up. Technically they played in the 1996 one on Jan 1, 1997.[/quote]

    I checked Chris Creamer’s website, it states that the logo on that patch did not come into existence until 2001, or four years after the game was played.[/quote]

    That logo originated in 1996

    I’ve been trying to find a pick of the game but no luck so far[/quote]

    I was refering to the Penn State logo.[/quote]

    That is strange but the chris creamer site is actually wrong about that. I have a penn state hat I got in the ’90’s with that logo. I think in 2001 that logo was used for center court at the Bryce Jordan Center (the basketball arena)… maybe thats why he has it up for its first use in 2001?

  • jesse | February 5, 2007 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”51545″][quote comment=”51537″][quote comment=”51532″][quote comment=”51518″][quote comment=”51516″][quote comment=”51505″]Try here for NCAA baseball jerseys.

    I know they have a TON of game issued football stuff, I haven’t checked for baseball though. They are a bit of a ripoff though.[/quote]

    I went to this website, they have this Penn State jersey which I believe is fake. They are asking $1,500 for it. I do not remember that patch, and the numbers are screened on, not sewn.

    I am going to try and find a picture of the game.[/quote]

    It’s not out of the question for the numbers to be screen printed. I believe Penn State was one of the last schools to get on that bandwagon. Some schools still do screen print.[/quote]

    Texas still uses screen printed numbers.[/quote]

    I stand corrected I found this picture of Curtis Enis wearing the patch in a game. My apologies.[/quote]

    Not only did the Bears lose the Super Bowl, but then I hafta see a reference to Curtis Enis the next day…ugh!!![/quote]

    Sorry about that, and for the false alarm but how about this purported Holiday Bowl Jersey from 1989, compared with this picture from the actual game. Notice that [1] Penn State is wearing white, not blue and [2] it appears that BYU is wearing a patch

  • Joe Hilseberg | February 5, 2007 at 4:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”51536″]Friends don’t let friends buy fake $hit.[/quote]

    Good call…anyone thinking of buying something should check with us first!

  • Andrew | February 5, 2007 at 4:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”51412″]Paul,

    The GSH on Bears hats are incorporated as a part of the Reebok coaches hat series for 2006. Three views of the hat are here from an online retailer.[/quote]

    And it goes back even farther to the first season Reebok starting making the “Coaches” flex caps. I’ve had one since 2005 with “GSH” on the back corner of the cap, and the NFL shield on the back and the Wishbone “C” on the front.

  • Joe Hilseberg | February 5, 2007 at 4:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”51549″]Sorry about that, and for the false alarm but how about this purported Holiday Bowl Jersey from 1989, compared with this picture from the actual game. Notice that [1] Penn State is wearing white, not blue and [2] it appears that BYU is wearing a patch[/quote]

    Their loophole is they say the jersey was “issued to #79 for the 1989 Holiday Bowl”…they never say game worn. Sounds sketchy to me.

  • jesse | February 5, 2007 at 4:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”51553″][quote comment=”51549″]Sorry about that, and for the false alarm but how about this purported Holiday Bowl Jersey from 1989, compared with this picture from the actual game. Notice that [1] Penn State is wearing white, not blue and [2] it appears that BYU is wearing a patch[/quote]

    Their loophole is they say the jersey was “issued to #79 for the 1989 Holiday Bowl”…they never say game worn. Sounds sketchy to me.[/quote]

    I don’t care for “loopholes” in $1,500 jerseys. I would keep that in mind if I were ever going to buy anything off that site, but at this point, I wouldn’t.

    Ironically, you can buy game worn Penn State Jerseys from the Penn State Bookstore, some of them are very reasonably priced too.

  • Chad G | February 5, 2007 at 4:48 pm |

    Speaking of college game used stuff, does anyone know where to get footballs emblazened with a schools logo, like the ones they use during the games?

  • Mike | February 5, 2007 at 4:49 pm |

    I’m supprised no one has mentioned Thomas Jones double striped socks…

  • jesse | February 5, 2007 at 4:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”51551″][quote comment=”51536″]Friends don’t let friends buy fake $hit.[/quote]

    I think we should launch a Uni-Watch consumer protection sting, everybody should take their foavorite team and try to verify the authenticity of the items these guys are selling.

  • jesse | February 5, 2007 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”51559″][quote comment=”51551″][quote comment=”51536″]Friends don’t let friends buy fake $hit.[/quote]

    I think we should launch a Uni-Watch consumer protection sting, everybody should take their foavorite team and try to verify the authenticity of the items these guys are selling.[/quote]
    I hope this closed the italics

  • Matthew S. | February 5, 2007 at 4:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”51446″][quote comment=”51440″]Tim Hudson is another baseball player that will be wearing Under Armour cleats in 2007. Here’s a pic of him wearing the new kicks at the Braves’ voluntary pitching camp this past weekend:

    http://www.ajc.com/s...

    Huddie wore Puma when he pitched in Oakland:

    http://www.allposter...

    He has also worn Puma in Atlanta:

    http://www.allposter...

    But note that his workout shorts still have the swoosh.[/quote]

    Wonder if this has anything to do with the fact that he went to Auburn, an Under Armour school.[/quote]

    Most likely not since Hudson graduated in 1997 and Auburn only switched to Under Armor in football just prior to the 2006 season (this is from the Alabama-Auburn game in November 2005: http://auburntigers....) and it appears that in April 2006, Auburn’s baseball team was also wearing Russell Athletic: http://auburntigers.... (note the Russell ‘R’ on the sleeve of the guy are on the far left and on the pants hip of the guy on the far right).

    Russell Athletic logo: http://www.tucoo.com...

    Tim Hudson’s move to Underarmor is probably spurred on by the same reason that other baseball players have: UA has made it worth it for them to (read: paid them a lot to leave their former sponsors).

  • Mike | February 5, 2007 at 4:56 pm |

    Better Linkage Skillz…

    Thomas Jones’ Socks

  • Joe Hilseberg | February 5, 2007 at 4:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”51556″]Speaking of college game used stuff, does anyone know where to get footballs emblazened with a schools logo, like the ones they use during the games?[/quote]

    I know Maryland sells team issued ones in the Comcast Center for $100 a ball, strange this is they have both Wilson and Nike balls there.

  • Richard | February 5, 2007 at 5:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”51555″][quote comment=”51553″][quote comment=”51549″]Sorry about that, and for the false alarm but how about this purported Holiday Bowl Jersey from 1989, compared with this picture from the actual game. Notice that [1] Penn State is wearing white, not blue and [2] it appears that BYU is wearing a patch[/quote]

    Their loophole is they say the jersey was “issued to #79 for the 1989 Holiday Bowl”…they never say game worn. Sounds sketchy to me.[/quote]

    I don’t care for “loopholes” in $1,500 jerseys. I would keep that in mind if I were ever going to buy anything off that site, but at this point, I wouldn’t.

    Ironically, you can buy game worn Penn State Jerseys from the Penn State Bookstore, some of them are very reasonably priced too.[/quote]

    If you read the description, it is referenced with a “TI”, which means TEAM ISSUED. A game worn jersey would say “GW”. So, it’s not fake. It’s just not what they wore in a game.

  • Dwight | February 5, 2007 at 5:03 pm |

    I stand corrected I found this picture of Curtis Enis wearing the patch in a game. My apologies.[/quote]

    The fact you referenced Curtis Enis is reason enough NOT to get the jersey.

  • Dave Murray | February 5, 2007 at 5:05 pm |

    Hey, that’s not just any t-shirt of Mets retuired numbers. That’s an official Faith and Fear in Flushing t-shirt. Check out the blog for fine writing about the Mets and all that is important in life.

  • pm | February 5, 2007 at 5:40 pm |

    Does anybody know what the inspiration behind the Super Bowl XLII logo is?

  • Peter | February 5, 2007 at 5:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”51581″]Does anybody know what the inspiration behind the Super Bowl XLII logo is?[/quote]

    It looks like the outline of the state of Arizona in the background. Other than that, it looks inspired by a 6 year old who just watched Star Wars for the first time.

  • Stuby | February 5, 2007 at 5:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”51581″]Does anybody know what the inspiration behind the Super Bowl XLII logo is?[/quote]

    Kinda looks like the outline of the state of Arizona or a car door.

  • Billy B. | February 5, 2007 at 5:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”51400″]What is with the Bears’ stripes? It’s been bugging my for a while. I see that the top two sleeve stripes are truncated, but the bottom stripe goes all the way around. It seems to do this with most of the players’ jerseys. Also, the space between the stripes is shorter between the top stripe and the middle one than it is between the middle one and the bottom.[/quote]
    The top two stripes are on the jersey, while the bottom stripe is on the elastic band. The elastic band goes all the way around the arm, so the stripe does too. Last year, all three stripes were on the jersey and a series of stripes was on the elastic band.

  • justin | February 5, 2007 at 5:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”51581″]Does anybody know what the inspiration behind the Super Bowl XLII logo is?[/quote]

    The state of Arizona.

  • Craig | February 5, 2007 at 6:14 pm |

    I found this on ebay (it says it was used for the Furman and Illinios game). It is a Purple Clemson basketball jersey from 1998. I’ve never seem them use it. But another thing is that they only had a stripe down the side of the jersey on one side. I found pictures of just one stripe but it was for the Furman and Illinois games in which Clemson wasn’t wearing Purple. Does any body know about this jersey?
    (Click Pictures on the page to see them bigger, I used the webpage to show the dates of the game.)

  • ToasterPoodle | February 5, 2007 at 6:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”51581″]Does anybody know what the inspiration behind the Super Bowl XLII logo is?[/quote]
    The background is sort of blah. Does nothing for me, but the roman numerals and lettering look REALLY bad and amateurish. Then top it off with a disaster of a color combination and you’ve got a genuine train wreck.

  • Andrew | February 5, 2007 at 6:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”51585″][quote comment=”51400″]What is with the Bears’ stripes? It’s been bugging my for a while. I see that the top two sleeve stripes are truncated, but the bottom stripe goes all the way around. It seems to do this with most of the players’ jerseys. Also, the space between the stripes is shorter between the top stripe and the middle one than it is between the middle one and the bottom.[/quote]
    The top two stripes are on the jersey, while the bottom stripe is on the elastic band. The elastic band goes all the way around the arm, so the stripe does too. Last year, all three stripes were on the jersey and a series of stripes was on the elastic band.[/quote]

    It also varies by jersey design (for example QBs and Linemen have different templates). Also you’ll notice Brian Urlacher’s entire jersey for example is all mesh. Grossman’s has the nylon lycra typle upper half on the shoulders and arms.

  • Joe | February 5, 2007 at 7:02 pm |

    The Penn State bookstore has been selling some game used jerseys for a few months now. They even had game used footballs a few months ago, but they sold out quickly. (I should’ve picked one up, but I didn’t like how they said “stock photo” on the picture of the ball, I wanted one with the PSU logo on it, but I wasn’t sure if I’d get that)

    Prices on game worn jerseys start at $149, and go up to $449 for some of the more popular player’s numbers.

    http://psu.bkstore.c...

  • TonyE | February 5, 2007 at 7:24 pm |

    Does anybody know what the inspiration behind the Super Bowl XLII logo is?

    No budget.

  • Ron | February 5, 2007 at 7:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”51504″]In my quest to expand my ever-growing jersey collection, does anyone know where I can purchase game-worn or authentic NCAA baseball jerseys besides ebay? I have written to several NCAA baseball programs, and they tell me to check the bookstores, but the bookstores only carry the crappy “fashion” jerseys.

    Anyone know of anywhere?[/quote]

    I know that in the past Stanford University during their aulumni game sells game used jerseys. They even had jerseys with patches from when the Cardinal went to the College World Series. I picked up a #25 for John Mayberry, Jr. (now in the Texas Rangers organization) for $20.

    Their aulmni game is held every October. I would contact the Stanford Athletic department.

  • Zach | February 5, 2007 at 8:51 pm |

    Last week there was a mention of the city of Chicago trying to put helmets on the lions in front of the museum. Well, I was just watching Americas Game on NFL Network about the 85 Bears and they showed footage of helmets on the lions. Just thought Id share.

  • Sammy | February 5, 2007 at 8:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”51581″]Does anybody know what the inspiration behind the Super Bowl XLII logo is?[/quote]

    I don’t know, but I hope someone comes up with some alternative before next year. That logo, along with the logos for SB XLI and XL both have one of my pet peeves: stars. Stars are as cliche as flames on sports-related paraphanalia. Unless you are the Cowboys, or Minnesota/Dallas, or part of an all-star game, stars DON’T belong on your logo.

  • Elliott | February 5, 2007 at 9:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”51613″][quote comment=”51581″]Does anybody know what the inspiration behind the Super Bowl XLII logo is?[/quote]

    I don’t know, but I hope someone comes up with some alternative before next year. That logo, along with the logos for SB XLI and XL both have one of my pet peeves: stars. Stars are as cliche as flames on sports-related paraphanalia. Unless you are the Cowboys, or Minnesota/Dallas, or part of an all-star game, stars DON’T belong on your logo.[/quote]

    The stars are blue and red, probably representing the AFC and the NFC logos.

  • Elliott | February 5, 2007 at 9:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”51583″][quote comment=”51581″]Does anybody know what the inspiration behind the Super Bowl XLII logo is?[/quote]

    Kinda looks like the outline of the state of Arizona or a car door.[/quote]

    And yeah, when I first saw it, I didn’t think of Arizona at all, but “car door?!”

  • Matt B | February 5, 2007 at 9:26 pm |

    In Soviet Russia, 1999 parties like YOU!

    I for one welcome our new purple, teal, and orange overlord.

  • TJ | February 5, 2007 at 9:27 pm |

    So as many know, Dwayne Wade had his Marquette jersey retired over the weekend. I was at the Bucks game Saturday night and saw the new banner hanging from the rafters and was intrigued that it wasn’t just the number, but also featured an action photo of Dwayne. I have never seen or heard of anything like this before, anyone else? Sorry, I couldn’t find a photo.

  • TJ | February 5, 2007 at 9:40 pm |

    You can get a bit of an idea of what the banner looks like from this video

  • TJ | February 5, 2007 at 9:42 pm |
  • =bg= | February 5, 2007 at 10:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”51447″]Boy, what a great looking jersey. and for only $100.00! I know a deal when I see one.[/quote]

    U G L Y

  • =bg= | February 5, 2007 at 10:19 pm |

    PS, gotta say, great artwork here:

    http://www.chicagobe...

  • Chip | February 5, 2007 at 10:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”51589″]I found this on ebay (it says it was used for the Furman and Illinios game). It is a Purple Clemson basketball jersey from 1998. I’ve never seem them use it. But another thing is that they only had a stripe down the side of the jersey on one side. I found pictures of just one stripe but it was for the Furman and Illinois games in which Clemson wasn’t wearing Purple. Does any body know about this jersey?
    (Click Pictures on the page to see them bigger, I used the webpage to show the dates of the game.)[/quote]

    I do remember us (and by us, I mean Clemson, I was an undergrad there during that season) having a purple jersey, but I don’t remember if we actually wore it during any games that year or not. I would like to think not, because we perenially suck at basketball, and until the past couple of seasons, had never worn purple except when we were nearly guaranteed a win. I could be wrong, as obviously we would only wear the purple on the road, and as a poor undergrad, road tickets were out of my means.

  • Teebz | February 5, 2007 at 10:44 pm |

    Just wanna say thanks to the Uni Watch faithful for all the links for college baseball jerseys. Much appreciated. :o)

  • maximumK | February 5, 2007 at 10:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”51615″][quote comment=”51613″][quote comment=”51581″]Does anybody know what the inspiration behind the Super Bowl XLII logo is?[/quote]

    I don’t know, but I hope someone comes up with some alternative before next year. That logo, along with the logos for SB XLI and XL both have one of my pet peeves: stars. Stars are as cliche as flames on sports-related paraphanalia. Unless you are the Cowboys, or Minnesota/Dallas, or part of an all-star game, stars DON’T belong on your logo.[/quote]

    The stars are blue and red, probably representing the AFC and the NFC logos.[/quote]

    I’ve been kinda glad that the NFL has gone minimalist with the past couple of super bowl logos. I particularly liked the use of the Dolphins’ colors in the XLI logo. However, this picture you posted is horrible. That maroon color matches the color of no NFL team, except maybe the Redskins (I think this one is a couple of shades off of the ‘Skins’ burgundy). Also, the modern-looking Arizona outline will end up being way too big and awkward on the front of a jersey.

  • Mike | February 5, 2007 at 11:20 pm |

    That NYT article talking about how the Buffalo Bills are Super Bowl champions in Romania really cheered me up. What I wouldn’t do for one of those t-shirts. God, if they only could have won one of them.

    BUT, I’ll settle for this.

  • Buckeye Mike | February 5, 2007 at 11:22 pm |

    HEY UNI WATCHERS, I need some help here. Who all is planning on attending the uni-watch get togeather in San Fran on Wednesday? If anyone is, let me know please?! I’m wanting to go, but I can’t drive to San Fran b/c I don’t know how to get there. I live just north of Sac, so if I had to, I could meet you there. I’m in Yuba City. Hit me up, meismike@hotmail.com!!!

    thanks!
    -Buckeye Mike

  • Bob from Akron | February 5, 2007 at 11:34 pm |

    Does anybody know what the inspiration behind the Super Bowl XLII logo is?

    Aside from the background (the state of Arizona), there’s no originality in regards to the fonts. The SUPER BOWL and XLII wordmarks use the same respective fonts as in Supe XLI. It looks very corporate. I’m afraid this will be a pattern for future Super Bowl logos.

  • Minna H. | February 5, 2007 at 11:41 pm |

    The Super Bowl XLII logo is the worst one yet. Discuss while I gag.

  • Nick | February 6, 2007 at 1:20 am |

    [quote comment=”51461″]Bears Jerseys

    You are on target with the generic block font on the Bears road jerseys. It looks like either around 71 72 or 73 that the road whites had navy block numbers, but more interesting is the fact that for a brief time the home jerseys kept the traditional Bears font, but DID NOT have the three uni stripes.

    Looked like the same minimalist style that the Vikings went to for a couple of years at home when they eliminated the traditional white Northwestern stripes and had an all puprle jersey.

    Perhaps another reader can find some examples of what I am talking about and post them- I know I am not yet senile- they are out there.

    J

    I have seen this in phots[/quote]

    INTERSETING

    The early 1970’s Vikings, Bears and Dolphins at some point all went with plain dark jerseys with no stripes. The Dolphins also went with plain white jerseys for awhile. All eventually returned to their regular striped jerseys.

    I have also seen footage of the 1973 49ers wearing a plain mesh red jerseys with no shoulder numbers for a regular season game (!) For some reason that game got into the NFL Films rotation alot a few years ago.

    The 1972 Undefeated Dolphins highlights continually show most of the team wearing striped sleeved jerseys, but with Griese, Csonka, Jake Scott and others wearing the plain jerseys – in the same game at the same time. the 1973 Super Bowl highlights show this over and over. Can you imagine the fines the NFL would collect if any Super Bowl team tried this today !!!

    The 1971 Dolphins entire team wore the plain sleeved Aqua jerseys vs. the Cowboys in the 1972 Super Bowl, wore the rag-tag mixed White jerseys vs. the Redskins in the 1973 Super Bowl, and by the 1974 Super Bowl vs. the Vikings ALL of the players wore the striped sleeved Aqua jerseys.

    Maybe there is a story behind the mixed jerseys of the 1972 undefeated Dolphins? Were certain players’ jerseys stolen, prompting them to wear older ones? I have a picture of O.J. Simpson wearing #36 in a game because his jersey was stolen.

    Were the newer striped Dolphins jerseys too slick for those handling the ball often? (This happened to my college team, prompting the offensive backs to wear older jerseys because the new team jerseys worn by the entire team had too- slick pressed on numbers that caused a ton of fumbles) Our entire team was mismatched on offense that year.

    I bet there is a good story there. Anybody know?

    By the way, ditch the “Vegas Gold”, now! Everywear! Forever! Except maybe jewelry !!!

  • Eric | February 6, 2007 at 2:22 am |

    [quote comment=”51416″]Whenever I look at Peyton Manning in that ridiculously oversized Revolution helmet, I can only think ‘100-watt light bulb’.[/quote]

    a light bulb? when i see that helmet on him, i think of this

  • Vegas4BOC | February 7, 2007 at 3:07 pm |

    Does anybody know what the inspiration behind the Super Bowl XLII logo is?
    These are predominantly heavy-use Native American colors (turquoise and adobe).

    Here is a good example: http://www.arizonain...

  • Nick Cristiano | February 7, 2007 at 7:11 pm |

    I also recall that the Bears wore block numerals only on their white jerseys in the early ’70s. Wasn’t for more than a couple of years, at most.

  • Paul | February 20, 2007 at 4:38 pm |

    About the Superbowl apparel avalibility, back when I was living near New Haven Ct. I would visit the Starter outlet store (which was at the factory). The store would stock “error” and non-perfect items as well as “proof run” versions of what was sold to the public.
    There I found a SF ’49ers Superbowl XXVIII Champs t-shirt (lost to Dallas NFC final) and a LA Kings Stanley Cup Champs ’93 hat (lost to Montreal in finals). I still have these if anyone is interested.
    The main reason that I would drive more than 30 minutes to that store was to try to find these gems that would show up from time to time.