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And They Didn’t Even Exhume Don Ho for the Halftime Show This Year

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Picking on the Pro Bowl is almost too easy, but here’s something that’s been bugging me: Why do they keep putting the term “All-Star” on the jerseys? In past years it’s been on the front, and this year it was on the back, but I always find it confusing. Like, they’re not all-stars — they’re all-pros, right? And just what is the difference between an all-star and an all-pro? And if they’re all-stars, why isn’t the game called the NFL All-Star Game? Shouldn’t the name “Pro Bowl” be reserved for the Pro Bowlers Tour or something?

Such metaphysical imponderables notwithstanding, this year’s game was the usual aesthetic train wreck. Whose bright idea was it to put all that blue detailing on the AFC jersey? Or the red detailing in the NFC design? And why do they insist on using those embarrassing star patterns? And why do they keep putting the Pro Bowl logo just above each player’s butt crack each year? And did anyone honestly believe that the Vikings/Cardinals-style pants template was the best option available? And why did they have the AFC wear red socks with red pants? And, and, and …

Okay, enough. A few specific observations from Saturday’s game:

• Devin Hester wore an amber visor (a no-no) with Oakley-branded tabs (a double-no-no).

• The two Broncos players in the game — John Lynch and Champ Bailey — asked the league if they could all wear No. 27 in honor of the late Darrent Williams, but the league said no. They wore “27” helmet decals instead.

• Chad Johnson wore his orange chinstrap. This is the only game pic I could find, but here’s a practice photo from earlier in the week.

• Several players on both squads wore star-spangled shoes (AFC, NFC).

• Several AFC players wore red shoelaces.

And if any of you actually watched the game, I don’t even wanna know. Just pretend you were doing something more constructive, like taking a nap.

Uni Watch News Ticker: The Suns wore a jersey patch a lots of little Latin American flags last night, in honor of Fiesta Day. … Reprinted from Friday’s comments: Nice article here about the Milwaukee shop that stitches the names and numbers on the Brewers’ uniforms (among lots of other uni-related tasks). … Ben Schon notes that the Blazers’ warmup jackets look like red sports bras. … The Sharks wore special Valentine’s Day practice jerseys the other day, similar to the Halloween practice jerseys they wore a few months back (with thanks to Ron Lagman). … Speaking of Valentine’s Day, the Hornets will be wearing red uniforms on Wednesday, and so will the Sixers (more details here). … Washington State unveiled a new set of alternate jerseys the other day, with a “Cougars” insignia, instead of the usual “Washington State” (thanks to Garrett Riddle). … We’ve all seen mesh football jerseys before. But Bill Gornall found a real doozy — check out this shot of Archie Griffin. … Many college hoops coaches wore sneakers on Saturday, as part of the annual Coaches vs. Cancer promotion. … Reprinted from Saturday’s comments: The Gwinnett Gladiators — an ECHL team — will be wearing “Tribute to Atlanta Traffic” uniforms (front, back) on February 24th. No word on whether other teams will celebrate their cities’ urban ills (can’t wait for “Salute to Trigger-Happy Cops Night” here in NYC). … Echh. … Josh Britton reports that LSU’s baseball team is going with the ice cream man-style cap this season. … Apologies for not asking this sooner, but what’s the deal with Jaromir Jagr’s tucked-in jersey? … Seems odd that the NFL online store would have a model wearing an Under Armour undershirt, no? (Great catch by Bill Pintsak.) … Decent article on corporate logo design here (as spotted by Matthew Hackethal). … Logo Creep Alert from Kevin Gee, who spotted this massive Majestic mark on this year’s Baylor baseball cap. … This year’s World Series logo will apparently look like this (courtesy of Gordie Fall). … Great find by Ian Borkowski, who writes: “I was going through some stuff to put on eBay, and I came across a 1978/79 Cincinnati Stingers (WHA) pocket schedule with info on a neat promotion they were running. It was called ‘The Year of the Uniform’ and during six home games they were going to give away items to make up a ‘uniform’ for young fans.” … We’ve talked before about MLB players wearing windbreakers under their jerseys, but I’d never seen anyone wearing a white windbreaker until I stumbled upon this photo last night.

 

159 comments to And They Didn’t Even Exhume Don Ho for the Halftime Show This Year

  • Robert | February 12, 2007 at 9:08 am |

    I really like those red Hornets uniforms. Of course, I think that it is a good thing any time than an NBA team dresses in screamingly bright red.

  • LunchBox | February 12, 2007 at 9:12 am |

    An ebay find:

    Since no one can agree on which Buffalo Sabres logo to use, why not just use this one? That’ll please everybody.

  • wooster, oh | February 12, 2007 at 9:23 am |

    Do I spot four different sneaker brands in one photo?

    It looks like (l to r) Converse, And1, Nike, Adidas. Where’s the ‘bok?

  • Will | February 12, 2007 at 9:30 am |

    There is a distinction between Pro Bowl and All-Pro–not all Pro Bowl All-Stars are All-Pro. The Pro Bowl is a popularity contest and only the AP writers vote for the All-Pro team.

  • Justin | February 12, 2007 at 9:33 am |

    How about those Pro Bowl practice jerseys? They looked ten times better, whats wrong with those?

  • Brian Baute | February 12, 2007 at 9:35 am |

    Love Coach K’s all-white sneakers. Hopefully he had time after the game to take them back to his grandma’s closet before she noticed her mall-walking shoes were missing. Wonder how much he’s getting paid for that footwear endorsement deal with Dexter.

  • Stuby | February 12, 2007 at 9:36 am |

    [quote comment=”54031″]There is a distinction between Pro Bowl and All-Pro–not all Pro Bowl All-Stars are All-Pro. The Pro Bowl is a popularity contest and only the AP writers vote for the All-Pro team.[/quote]
    I was going to suggest that an ‘All-Star’ is voted on by the fans and an ‘All-Pro’ is voted on by the media. Are Pro Bowl players voted in by coaches and peers?

  • Pantherfid | February 12, 2007 at 9:38 am |

    I found this article in the St. Pete Times this weekend. It looks as if new infielder, Akinori Iwamura, from Japan will be sporting a new glove this season. He will wear an alligator skin glove (paragraph eight) in honor of his new Florida home. Has anybody ever worn a glove like this before? I guess they don’t have PETA in Japan.

  • Mike | February 12, 2007 at 9:39 am |

    I was at the Caps-Rangers game Saturday and never noticed Jagr’s sweater tucked in. I did leave with about 2 minutes left, which is about when he scored that goal, so maybe he tucked it then…..

  • Bmuck | February 12, 2007 at 9:46 am |

    Paul, I thought the cleats had a Hawaiin flower theme and not a star spangled theme. This was mentioned a couple of days ago(?) in the comments section with a couple of examples from last years game selling on eBay. (The cleats last year had the flowers only on bottom while this year you could actually see them.) I’ll check the comments to try and find it.

  • Miguel | February 12, 2007 at 10:01 am |

    This is the pattern that was on some of the Reebok shoes at the Pro Bowl game. It kinda looks like stars from far away.

  • JJD | February 12, 2007 at 10:02 am |

    I was watching the typically fantastic “America’s Game” on NFL Network last night and they were showing the ’72 Dolphins team that went undefeated, and while they had a perfect record their uniforms were decidedly imperfect. Some of the guys that had the number “2” on their jerseys had DIFFERENT 2s on the front than on the back!

    As you can see in this photo of Mercury Morris, the front of his jersey has a 2 with a little serif on the end, but his on his sleeve the 2 is missing the serif. The back of his jersey had 2s like the sleeves, not the front.

    If you go to ag.nfl.com and click on the ’72 Dolphins photo gallery there is a photo of Paul Warfield making a catch with his back to the camera and his 42 with the different numeral clearly visible.

    The other weird thing was that not all of the Dolphins had mismatched 2s. Bob Griese’s 12 was consistent on the front, back, and sleeves. Miami’s punter wore #20 and his 2 was mismatched, along with Warfield’s 42, Jim Kiick’s 21, and some other guys. HOWEVER, they showed a quick shot of #32 on the bench and HIS 2s were the same front and back.

    I went through a whole lot of “Am I seeing that right?” while watching that show. Lots of great 70s unis as well.

  • Jason | February 12, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    Ok, I know you have a problem with Nike. But I have one with Reebok. Nike’s logo is streamlined and represents sports in a positive way. Reebok’s logo is quite bulky, big, and most of all…ugly. Reebok’s choic of designs for the NFL have been terrible, there patterns on fan apparel along with uniforms and coaching gear is awful. It seems at times that Reebok is stuck in the 90s with all the big bold designs. As for those shoes worn in the Popularity-Bowl….absolutey hideous, and quite tacky. As if the coaching shirts werent bad enough. I liked the practice jerseys, and I would not mind seeing next year that they go to solid uniforms no freakin striping no damn flowers. I wonder if Hester will be fined for his visor, knowing the league I am sure they will.

  • Zurk | February 12, 2007 at 10:06 am |

    Lynch and Bailey did on fact wear a 27 patch on the back of their helmet. Saw it on the news but can’t find a picture yet…

  • Broker75 | February 12, 2007 at 10:07 am |

    The new World Series patch will recieve a lot of negative remarks in here I bet.., cause well, there is a lot of negativity in here, anyways, I don’t mind the looks of it, looks pretty cool actually.

  • Graf Zeppelin | February 12, 2007 at 10:08 am |

    Whatever happened to those nice, conservative Pro Bowl uniforms from the 1980s? The AFC wore white with red numerals, the NFC blue with white numerals, and the jerseys read “AMERICAN” and “NATIONAL,” respectively, across the front. Basic striping, basic numerals, that’s it. Where did they go?

    That said, this year’s version wasn’t as bad as it’s been in recent years, what with the color-fades, the NFL-Europe-inspired miniature numerals on the front, etc.

    I think it might be too confusing for the QBs to have everyone wear their own jerseys, particularly on the team wearing dark colors (easier, obviously, for the team wearing white). The NHL probably doesn’t do that for the same reason; just too difficult to instantly spot a teammate. I always liked seeing all the different helmets worn over the Pro Bowl uniform. No need to change that.

  • The Ol Goaler | February 12, 2007 at 10:09 am |

    For what it’s worth, Jagr has worn his sweater tucked-in (at least off-and-on) ever since his Pittsburgh Penguin days. Just guessing here, but maybe he does it to make it harder for the opposition to grab onto his sweater! (Wayne Gretzky had the habit of tucking one side of his sweater into his pants, but he developed that habit as a kid, playing against much older players and wearing sweaters that were a bit too big for him!)

  • dilbert719 | February 12, 2007 at 10:11 am |

    One note about the red Sixers jerseys from the original article. They aren’t V-Day specific; they’re going to be the permanent 2nd road uniform, and as I recall, they’re to be worn no fewer than 6 and no more than 15 road games per season.

  • Greg | February 12, 2007 at 10:11 am |

    The Pro Bowl is a circus. They uni’s make them look like clowns, so in a way they fit, but it makes me want to puke.

    Has anyone mentioned/ thought of the “300 lb. test”? What I mean is do the uni’s look good on the big guys especially? As with the Oregon football uni’s they look bad on everyone, but they REALLY look bad on the linemen. Just like seeing a regular joe wearing bright, trendy, or flashy XXXXLs from the Big & Tall…terrible.

  • Jonathon | February 12, 2007 at 10:12 am |

    “All-Pro” means you have been voted the #1 player at your position for the past season. Only 22 position players are named “All-Pro.” The Pro-Bowl is voted on by players, coaches, and fans. Multiple players from each position are selected. Being a “pro-bowler” is nice, but being “All-Pro” is highest honor, short of MVP or POY.

  • timmy b | February 12, 2007 at 10:20 am |

    I was watching the typically fantastic “America’s Game” on NFL Network last night and they were showing the ‘72 Dolphins team that went undefeated, and while they had a perfect record their uniforms were decidedly imperfect. Some of the guys that had the number “2″ on their jerseys had DIFFERENT 2s on the front than on the back!

    As you can see in this photo of Mercury Morris, the front of his jersey has a 2 with a little serif on the end, but his on his sleeve the 2 is missing the serif. The back of his jersey had 2s like the sleeves, not the front.

    If you go to ag.nfl.com and click on the ‘72 Dolphins photo gallery there is a photo of Paul Warfield making a catch with his back to the camera and his 42 with the different numeral clearly visible.

    The other weird thing was that not all of the Dolphins had mismatched 2s. Bob Griese’s 12 was consistent on the front, back, and sleeves. Miami’s punter wore #20 and his 2 was mismatched, along with Warfield’s 42, Jim Kiick’s 21, and some other guys. HOWEVER, they showed a quick shot of #32 on the bench and HIS 2s were the same front and back.

    I went through a whole lot of “Am I seeing that right?” while watching that show. Lots of great 70s unis as well.

    the philadelphia eagles from 1970 thru 1973 wore the exact same style fonts (front, back, sleeves) as did the 72 dolphins’ white sleeve striped jerseys.

  • Mark in Shiga | February 12, 2007 at 10:23 am |

    [quote comment=”54047″]I was watching the typically fantastic “America’s Game” on NFL Network last night and they were showing the ’72 Dolphins team that went undefeated, and while they had a perfect record their uniforms were decidedly imperfect. Some of the guys that had the number “2” on their jerseys had DIFFERENT 2s on the front than on the back!
    [/quote]

    In this example it’s intentional, but the Hanshin Tigers used different fonts on one of their uniforms (block on the front and rounded on the back). It’s one thing to use different fonts at home and on the road; on the same uniform you should be consistent!

    Also, in football, the Bears’ sleeve numbers look different compared to the numbers on the front and back. Maybe because they’re only half as tall but more than half as thick, the “8” is really squashed on the sleeves. I don’t find it annoying but I’m sure some people do.

  • MaddMatt | February 12, 2007 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”54033″]Love Coach K’s all-white sneakers. Hopefully he had time after the game to take them back to his grandma’s closet before she noticed her mall-walking shoes were missing. Wonder how much he’s getting paid for that footwear endorsement deal with Dexter.[/quote]

    It was to raise awarness for the coaches vs cancer fund. Basketball coaches on all levels were encouraged to wear sneakers to draw awarness to this charity…

    and

    New world series logo is crap..

  • Ian K | February 12, 2007 at 10:27 am |

    I watched the Grammy Awards last night and it looked like Stewart Copeland (drummer for The Police) was wearing a Nike iD shirt. The left arm had the tribal image (similar to this image) and what looked like a Swoosh. I never would have recognized the tribal image but thanks to my devotion to this blog it caught my eye.

  • Rich | February 12, 2007 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”54028″]An ebay find:

    Since no one can agree on which Buffalo Sabres logo to use, why not just use this one? That’ll please everybody.[/quote]

    You know, that actually doesn’t look that bad. Even with the ‘slug!

  • Metsfan AZ | February 12, 2007 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”54061″][quote comment=”54033″]Love Coach K’s all-white sneakers. Hopefully he had time after the game to take them back to his grandma’s closet before she noticed her mall-walking shoes were missing. Wonder how much he’s getting paid for that footwear endorsement deal with Dexter.[/quote]

    It was to raise awarness for the coaches vs cancer fund. Basketball coaches on all levels were encouraged to wear sneakers to draw awarness to this charity…

    and

    New world series logo is crap..[/quote]
    I’m sure Brian was aware of the Coaches v. Cancer angle but was more specifically referring to the geriatric style of the sneaker. All of these b’ball coaches have their pick of the top of the line sneakers and Coach K chose what appear to be “mall walker” shoes.

  • Miguel | February 12, 2007 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”54065″]…Coach K chose what appear to be “mall walker” shoes.[/quote]

    Please don’t confuse fresh Force I’s with “mall walker” shoes.

  • Clevo | February 12, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”54065″][quote comment=”54061″][quote comment=”54033″]Love Coach K’s all-white sneakers. Hopefully he had time after the game to take them back to his grandma’s closet before she noticed her mall-walking shoes were missing. Wonder how much he’s getting paid for that footwear endorsement deal with Dexter.[/quote]

    It was to raise awarness for the coaches vs cancer fund. Basketball coaches on all levels were encouraged to wear sneakers to draw awarness to this charity…

    and

    New world series logo is crap..[/quote]
    I’m sure Brian was aware of the Coaches v. Cancer angle but was more specifically referring to the geriatric style of the sneaker. All of these b’ball coaches have their pick of the top of the line sneakers and Coach K chose what appear to be “mall walker” shoes.[/quote]

    Except said “mall walker” shoes are White on white Air Force ones, one of the most popular basketball shoes Nike has ever made, which have been in production for 25 years.

  • Pat | February 12, 2007 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment=”54063″]I watched the Grammy Awards last night and it looked like Stewart Copeland (drummer for The Police) was wearing a Nike iD shirt. The left arm had the tribal image (similar to this image) and what looked like a Swoosh. I never would have recognized the tribal image but thanks to my devotion to this blog it caught my eye.[/quote]

    Yea, he definitley was. I noticed that too, when they took their bow.

  • Zurk | February 12, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    Picture of the patch Bailey and Lynch wore at the Pro Bowl – not the greatest but you get the idea.

  • Cliff Rancho | February 12, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”54050″]The new World Series patch will recieve a lot of negative remarks in here I bet.., cause well, there is a lot of negativity in here, anyways, I don’t mind the looks of it, looks pretty cool actually.[/quote]

    I don’t mind the world series logo either. The only thing that sticks out is that it doesn’t seem balanced. But as far as the style goes, I’m diggin’ it.

  • Zurk | February 12, 2007 at 10:57 am |

    http://forums.denver...

    I suck at links..

  • Metsfan AZ | February 12, 2007 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”54068″][quote comment=”54065″]…Coach K chose what appear to be “mall walker” shoes.[/quote]

    Please don’t confuse fresh Force I’s with “mall walker” shoes.[/quote]
    Miguel, Clevo, Krvanch, My bad, not a sneaker guy but I should have recognized that. I really don’t like the white on white – that makes them look like Mall Walkers to me.

  • Suvo | February 12, 2007 at 11:05 am |

    actually, as his squad was getting blown out by the terps, it was on sunday when coach k(rap) was wearing his white sneaks (not saturday as the article mentions).

  • Talon Lardner | February 12, 2007 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”54054″]The Pro Bowl is a circus. They uni’s make them look like clowns, so in a way they fit, but it makes me want to puke.[/quote]

    I must be wierd, for I actually liked the Pro-Bowl uniforms! They could have gone with a striped/plain pant with it, I appreciated the little touches on it like the team patches on each shoulder. I’m the type of person who thinks uniqueness in a team’s uniform is not a bad thing at all… take my favorite NFL uniform, the Cincinatti Bengals. A Lion’s uniform doesn’t remind me of a lion. The Utah Jazz just don’t have anything Jazz like on their New Logo. But man… now THAT’Sthe uniform of a Bengal Tiger!

  • Rich Bruns | February 12, 2007 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”54078″][quote comment=”54054″]The Pro Bowl is a circus. They uni’s make them look like clowns, so in a way they fit, but it makes me want to puke.[/quote]

    I must be wierd, for I actually liked the Pro-Bowl uniforms! They could have gone with a striped/plain pant with it, I appreciated the little touches on it like the team patches on each shoulder. I’m the type of person who thinks uniqueness in a team’s uniform is not a bad thing at all… take my favorite NFL uniform, the Cincinatti Bengals. A Lion’s uniform doesn’t remind me of a lion. The Utah Jazz just don’t have anything Jazz like on their New Logo. But man… now THAT’Sthe uniform of a Bengal Tiger![/quote]

    Is that Peter Warrick celebrating a touchdown? If so, you’ve found a very rare photo.

  • The Gov'Nah | February 12, 2007 at 11:37 am |

    I must admit, those Sixers jerseys are HOTT. i LOVE the Phila on the front, although i wish it said PHILLY.

  • Ethan | February 12, 2007 at 11:39 am |

    The apocolypse is nigh…Nikeworld has infiltrated The Police.

  • Original Jim | February 12, 2007 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”54060″]Also, in football, the Bears’ sleeve numbers look different compared to the numbers on the front and back. Maybe because they’re only half as tall but more than half as thick, the “8” is really squashed on the sleeves. I don’t find it annoying but I’m sure some people do.[/quote]

    It’s not uncommon for teams in the NFL to have different styled numbers for the fronts/backs and sleeves. Sleeve numbers tend to be wider proportionally. In some cases (like Green Bay), the 5’s are different. In Chicago’s case, the numbers are more compact, and look bolder.

    I like the way Chicago’s sleeve numbers are different from the fronts (which in some numbers are also different than the backs…check out the 4….the bar is lower on the front than the back). It’s easy to spot the fake “authentic” Bears jerseys that way. If the sleeve numbers look like the fronts and backs, it’s not an authentic on-field jersey.

  • Joey Guns | February 12, 2007 at 11:50 am |

    As was mentioned on Friday in the comments section, the print on the Pro Bowl players cleats is that of a floral print, namely a Hibiscus print. It’s the state flower of Hawaii.

    http://www.50states....

    They’ve been using this print for a few years…..

    Here’s Ray Lewis’ cleats from 2005:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Mark in Shiga | February 12, 2007 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”54086″]It’s easy to spot the fake “authentic” Bears jerseys that way. If the sleeve numbers look like the fronts and backs, it’s not an authentic on-field jersey.[/quote]

    Jim, you’d be surprised (if you’re not a Bears fan) at how few Bears replica jerseys looked even close to tolerable, lettering-wise, until recently. They tend to use generic sans-serif fonts (like Arial Narrow!) for the numbers; it looks pathetic. Or they’ll make the lettering too thick or otherwise out of proportion.

    Fortunately they’re getting better.

  • drew | February 12, 2007 at 12:00 pm |

    check out these photos from Auburn’s game vs. hofsta, notice the new UnderArmour baseball unis on the tigers.
    http://auburntigers....
    UA also made another blue uniform that looks identical to this one except it has AU on the left chest and the numbers low on the right front. they also made a white, an orange, and a grey uniform for Auburn. i can’t find any pictures of them, but Hofstra wore some ridiculous blue, white, and yello pinwheel-style caps on friday with a very subdued grey uniform.

  • Eriq Jaffe | February 12, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”54060″]Also, in football, the Bears’ sleeve numbers look different compared to the numbers on the front and back. Maybe because they’re only half as tall but more than half as thick, the “8” is really squashed on the sleeves. I don’t find it annoying but I’m sure some people do.[/quote]Just for illustration purposes:

  • Jeff | February 12, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    Chad Johnson wore his orange chinstrap. This is the only game pic I could find, but here’s a practice photo from earlier in the week.

    Chad Johnson also wore a Riddell Revolution during practice and a Schutt Air Advantage for the game. He wore 3 different helmet models last year!

  • Eriq Jaffe | February 12, 2007 at 12:04 pm |
  • Mark in Cincy | February 12, 2007 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”54084″]The apocolypse is nigh…Nikeworld has infiltrated The Police.[/quote]

    When my wife and I saw this last night, I told her that I thought this would be the lead story on Uni Watch today. I took the opportunity to explain logo creep and the horrifying trend of the mismatched sleeves.

  • Joe Hilseberg | February 12, 2007 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”54047″]I was watching the typically fantastic “America’s Game” on NFL Network last night and they were showing the ’72 Dolphins ……[/quote]

    I saw that too and it was driving me crazy. The “2’s” weren’t the only different numbers. There were several inconsistencies among the numbers. It hurt my head to watch.

  • Ethan | February 12, 2007 at 12:08 pm |

    The apocolypse is nigh…Nikeworld has infiltrated The Police.

    When my wife and I saw this last night, I told her that I thought this would be the lead story on Uni Watch today. I took the opportunity to explain logo creep and the horrifying trend of the mismatched sleeves.[/quote]

    I’m glad I’m not the only person to have had that conversation last night.

  • Brandon | February 12, 2007 at 12:16 pm |

    I am also a fan of the 07 World Series logo. It kinda looks like the 04 logo and 05 logo put together.

  • WVU Tom | February 12, 2007 at 12:17 pm |

    What I’ve never understood about the Pro-Bowl is why they even play it at all? Most All Star events are pretty trivial, but the Pro-Bowl makes less sense than any of the other pro sports all games.

    It kills me how every year everyone (the media) makes a big deal out of the selections, and players and coaches are constantly asked about people who were “shafted”, by not getting voted in. The player’s responses are always the same, but you know they’re thinking, “Thank God I don’t have to do that!”

    Most of the guys that do play are more worried about thier contracts and keeping healthy than the outcome of the game (rightfully so), so the fans don’t really care who wins.

    And 3rd, it takes place after the season is over! At least other sports do these events mid season when fans are still locked in. You know almost every player on that sideline just wants to go home and relax with his family before starting practice for the next season, esspecially those guys from playoff teams that may have just finished 18 to 19 games seasons.

    The game doesn’t even rotate around host cities that can use the event to draw tourism revenue, so I can’t image the team’s sponsor cities would even care if the event went away.

    If getting voted onto the Pro-Bowl team is an honor, we all get that–so let the all star voting continue, but just ditch the game.

  • Jim | February 12, 2007 at 12:18 pm |

    I just noticed this:

    Paul’s picture is gone from the bottom of ESPN.com’s Page 2.

    Let the conspiracy theories begin.

  • lockbull | February 12, 2007 at 12:19 pm |

    The Pro Bowl is a circus. They uni’s make them look like clowns, so in a way they fit, but it makes me want to puke.

    I must be wierd, for I actually liked the Pro-Bowl uniforms! They could have gone with a striped/plain pant with it, I appreciated the little touches on it like the team patches on each shoulder. I’m the type of person who thinks uniqueness in a team’s uniform is not a bad thing at all… take my favorite NFL uniform, the Cincinatti Bengals. A Lion’s uniform doesn’t remind me of a lion. The Utah Jazz just don’t have anything Jazz like on their New Logo. But man… now THAT’Sthe uniform of a Bengal Tiger!

    Is that Peter Warrick celebrating a touchdown? If so, you’ve found a very rare photo.

    That ain’t Pete, the pic is from 1997. Pete was still in Tallahassee that year, going to school…uh… hanging out at Dillard’s. Don’t know who was #80 for the Bengals before Pete…

  • Greg | February 12, 2007 at 12:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”54116″]I just noticed this:

    Paul’s picture is gone from the bottom of ESPN.com’s Page 2.

    Let the conspiracy theories begin.[/quote]
    Uni Watch is still a “top search” at the top right of Page 2…interesting

  • Patrick | February 12, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”54079″][quote comment=”54078″][quote comment=”54054″]The Pro Bowl is a circus. They uni’s make them look like clowns, so in a way they fit, but it makes me want to puke.[/quote]

    I must be wierd, for I actually liked the Pro-Bowl uniforms! They could have gone with a striped/plain pant with it, I appreciated the little touches on it like the team patches on each shoulder. I’m the type of person who thinks uniqueness in a team’s uniform is not a bad thing at all… take my favorite NFL uniform, the Cincinatti Bengals. A Lion’s uniform doesn’t remind me of a lion. The Utah Jazz just don’t have anything Jazz like on their New Logo. But man… now THAT’Sthe uniform of a Bengal Tiger![/quote]

    Is that Peter Warrick celebrating a touchdown? If so, you’ve found a very rare photo.[/quote]

    Thats isn’t Peter Warrick, it is a picture of David Dunn.

  • sandman | February 12, 2007 at 12:31 pm |

    Also at the Grammy awards: Flea rocking out in the Laker’s uni. And no tights either.

  • Bill Campbell | February 12, 2007 at 12:40 pm |

    Wish the Sixers would use the new red uniforms all the time. Maybe we could start a ditch the black petition for the Sixers. I know black is such a patriotic color it would be hard getting rid of it.

  • Miguel | February 12, 2007 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”54084″]The apocolypse is nigh…Nikeworld has infiltrated The Police.[/quote]

    You, too, can be like The Police!

  • Stuby | February 12, 2007 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”54050″]The new World Series patch will recieve a lot of negative remarks in here I bet.., cause well, there is a lot of negativity in here, anyways, I don’t mind the looks of it, looks pretty cool actually.[/quote]

    The logo itself isn’t bad. What is bad is when that logo is plastered on the hat, on the sleeve, on the neck of the undershirt, on the ball, on the bases. If you are watching the World Series on TV, what are the chances that you don’t know that you are watching the World Series? We, as viewers, do not need to be constantly hit over the head with the logo.

    A simple, proportional sleeve patch would suffice.

  • Original Jim | February 12, 2007 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”54105″]err, yeah.[/quote]

    I never noticed it when I drew those out…does the little 8 look top heavy to you?

    And I think the vertical strokes are too thick visually. I should redo those.

  • Evan | February 12, 2007 at 1:20 pm |

    I don’t mind those new 76ers uniforms. Now if only they could replace their ‘Sixers’ wordmark with ’76ers’…

    The red Hornets jerseys don’t make sense, but I like that they’ve put Oklahoma City on the front.

  • Metsfan AZ | February 12, 2007 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”54135″][quote comment=”54050″]The new World Series patch will recieve a lot of negative remarks in here I bet.., cause well, there is a lot of negativity in here, anyways, I don’t mind the looks of it, looks pretty cool actually.[/quote]

    The logo itself isn’t bad. What is bad is when that logo is plastered on the hat, on the sleeve, on the neck of the undershirt, on the ball, on the bases. If you are watching the World Series on TV, what are the chances that you don’t know that you are watching the World Series? We, as viewers, do not need to be constantly hit over the head with the logo.

    A simple, proportional sleeve patch would suffice.[/quote]
    I guess I hadn’t thought of this before, but what is the purpose of the WS or SB logos? Like Stuby just said, what are the chances we won’t watch it? Like if they had not released the logo in February we would assume they aren’t playing the WS this year? I can see wanting the logo on your team’s gear if they make it. (I have a 2000 WS logoed Mets cap). But other than that, what’s the point? and why pre release it?

  • Andy from KC | February 12, 2007 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”54050″]The new World Series patch will recieve a lot of negative remarks in here I bet.., cause well, there is a lot of negativity in here, anyways, I don’t mind the looks of it, looks pretty cool actually.[/quote]

    I agree with you on both counts. And I do think the ’07 Series logo is a dramatic improvement over the last one — I just hope they don’t make it the size of a small TV, like they did last year.

  • Brian Erni | February 12, 2007 at 1:34 pm |

    The new World Series patch will recieve a lot of negative remarks in here I bet.., cause well, there is a lot of negativity in here, anyways, I don’t mind the looks of it, looks pretty cool actually.

    The logo itself isn’t bad. What is bad is when that logo is plastered on the hat, on the sleeve, on the neck of the undershirt, on the ball, on the bases. If you are watching the World Series on TV, what are the chances that you don’t know that you are watching the World Series? We, as viewers, do not need to be constantly hit over the head with the logo.

    A simple, proportional sleeve patch would suffice.

    I guess I hadn’t thought of this before, but what is the purpose of the WS or SB logos? Like Stuby just said, what are the chances we won’t watch it? Like if they had not released the logo in February we would assume they aren’t playing the WS this year? I can see wanting the logo on your team’s gear if they make it. (I have a 2000 WS logoed Mets cap). But other than that, what’s the point? and why pre release it?

    because it’ll be great to see the logo the mets will be wearing on their jerseys and hats come october a little early ;) i kinda dig the logo i won’t lie. i like the incorporation of yellow back into it, the one thing they need to fix this year from last is usually the caps have a smaller version of the logo on them. but the cards and tigers had the full logo on their hats and it looked ridiculouly too big. still though best ws logo was 2000.

  • Alex B | February 12, 2007 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”54071″][quote comment=”54063″]I watched the Grammy Awards last night and it looked like Stewart Copeland (drummer for The Police) was wearing a Nike iD shirt. The left arm had the tribal image (similar to this image) and what looked like a Swoosh. I never would have recognized the tribal image but thanks to my devotion to this blog it caught my eye.[/quote]

    Image

  • Allison | February 12, 2007 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”54046″]This is the pattern that was on some of the Reebok shoes at the Pro Bowl game. It kinda looks like stars from far away.[/quote]

    Are those pumps? Or what’s that button looking things on the back?

    And why do they insist on putting a cheap team patch on the Pro-Bowl jerseys by their right armpit? Isn’t the helmet enough to identify them? This year. Last year. And atleast the people who watched didn’t have to witness these or these.

  • Barney Fife | February 12, 2007 at 1:58 pm |

    RE: Blazers sports bra warmups.

    That design is league-wide. The OKLAHOMA CITY (for awhile longer) Hornets warmups are teal with the black sports bra look, and all visiting teams are similarly designed. I noticed that the first game I went to this year. Weird. Don’t know if it’s NIKE deal or Reebok or what, but someone screwed it up…

  • JJD | February 12, 2007 at 2:09 pm |

    This story on ESPN.com has an interesting photo almost at the bottom with OJ Simpson wearing 36 in a preseason game for the Bills.

  • Trevor | February 12, 2007 at 2:10 pm |

    Jesus, Lukas, all you do is bitch, moan, whine, bitch, moan, bitch and then bitch some more.

    “Purple sucks dick.”

    “The Vikings unis suck.”

    “The All-Star game unis suck.”

    “Nike sucks dick.”

    I have NEVER seen you offer anything resembling constructive criticism of any unis. It’s all just one long bitch fest with you.

    You say that Nike and their uni choices suck, but you have NEVER offered a single alternative.

    Only conclusion I can reach is that you have no self confidence and are just a tiny petty man who can do nothing but offer destructive comments about others.

    And that’s sad and pathetic.

  • Teebz | February 12, 2007 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”54159″]Jesus, Lukas, all you do is bitch, moan, whine, bitch, moan, bitch and then bitch some more.

    “Purple sucks dick.”[/quote]

    I have never seen Paul say this once.

    [quote comment=”54159″]”The Vikings unis suck.”[/quote]

    That’s because they do.

    [quote comment=”54159″]”The All-Star game unis suck.”[/quote]

    That’s because the NHL and the NFL Pro Bowl game uniforms were aesthetically hostile.

    [quote comment=”54159″]”Nike sucks dick.”[/quote]

    Again, Paul has never said this.

    [quote comment=”54159”]I have NEVER seen you offer anything resembling constructive criticism of any unis. It’s all just one long bitch fest with you.

    You say that Nike and their uni choices suck, but you have NEVER offered a single alternative. [/quote]

    He has not said that their designs suck. There have been many good uniform designs and features introduced by Nike. There have been some very bad ones as well, as in the mismatched sleeves in college football and the entire Oregon Ducks’ football program. What Paul has said, time-and-again, about Nike is the displeasing way they slap a Nike logo across anything and everything they can as a marketing billboard. There is no constructive criticism needed here. He is simply saying he detests their branding approach.

    [quote comment=”54159″]Only conclusion I can reach is that you have no self confidence and are just a tiny petty man who can do nothing but offer destructive comments about others.

    And that’s sad and pathetic.[/quote]

    What’s sad and pathetic is that someone misconstrues an entire man’s view on the world of atheletic aesthetics. And misquotes him in the process.

  • NickNH | February 12, 2007 at 2:32 pm |

    Actually, Paul’s always been really clear about stuff he likes…horizontal stripes on socks, simple, clean unis (there’s lots of stuff, but I have a headache, and he’ll be able to defend himself better than I could)

    I’m a nike fan, but certain things they’ve done, ie the mismatched sleeves, swooshes in every possible spot (like the knees of hockey socks – which, in fairness, I saw on CCM/Reebok stuff first) are a little too much.

  • mg12 | February 12, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    I am sure that hthis was probably discussed a few months ago. If so, I apologize.

    I had thought that Texas Tech was an underarmor school, or at least thht was what they were during the football season.

    http://www.thevictor...

    But when it came time to play basketball, their team was wearing adidas.

    http://seattletimes....

    Was this a recent switch or do they have agreements with both manufacturers?

  • Metsfan AZ | February 12, 2007 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”54164″]I am sure that hthis was probably discussed a few months ago. If so, I apologize.

    I had thought that Texas Tech was an underarmor school, or at least thht was what they were during the football season.

    http://www.thevictor...

    But when it came time to play basketball, their team was wearing adidas.

    http://seattletimes....

    Was this a recent switch or do they have agreements with both manufacturers?[/quote]
    I know Bobby Knight is a long time adidas guy. So since Tech gave him everything else to come to Lubbock he was proably free to pursue his own deal/honor his existing deal.

  • Clevo | February 12, 2007 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”54157″]RE: Blazers sports bra warmups.

    Don’t know if it’s NIKE deal or Reebok or what, but someone screwed it up…[/quote]

    Its Adidas, and their 3 stripes from the neckline to the center of the shoulderblade area that help with the sports bra look.

  • Allison | February 12, 2007 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”54160″][quote comment=”54159″]Jesus, Lukas, all you do is bitch, moan, whine, bitch, moan, bitch and then bitch some more.

    “Purple sucks dick.”[/quote]

    I have never seen Paul say this once.

    [quote comment=”54159″]”The Vikings unis suck.”[/quote]

    That’s because they do.

    [quote comment=”54159″]”The All-Star game unis suck.”[/quote]

    That’s because the NHL and the NFL Pro Bowl game uniforms were aesthetically hostile.

    [quote comment=”54159″]”Nike sucks dick.”[/quote]

    Again, Paul has never said this.

    [quote comment=”54159”]I have NEVER seen you offer anything resembling constructive criticism of any unis. It’s all just one long bitch fest with you.

    You say that Nike and their uni choices suck, but you have NEVER offered a single alternative. [/quote]

    He has not said that their designs suck. There have been many good uniform designs and features introduced by Nike. There have been some very bad ones as well, as in the mismatched sleeves in college football and the entire Oregon Ducks’ football program. What Paul has said, time-and-again, about Nike is the displeasing way they slap a Nike logo across anything and everything they can as a marketing billboard. There is no constructive criticism needed here. He is simply saying he detests their branding approach.

    [quote comment=”54159″]Only conclusion I can reach is that you have no self confidence and are just a tiny petty man who can do nothing but offer destructive comments about others.

    And that’s sad and pathetic.[/quote]

    What’s sad and pathetic is that someone misconstrues an entire man’s view on the world of atheletic aesthetics. And misquotes him in the process.[/quote]

    1.) Teebz–thanks for saying what I was going to but in a calmer way.

    2.) Trevor–if you don’t like it, don’t read it.

  • Jacob | February 12, 2007 at 3:07 pm |

    The new World Series logo looks fine enough, but you just know the patch will be HUGE.

    Also, in regards to Devin Hester’s visor and tabs….Devin Hester can do whatever he wants.

  • Chad G | February 12, 2007 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”54159″]Jesus, Lukas, all you do is bitch, moan, whine, bitch, moan, bitch and then bitch some more.

    “Purple sucks dick.”

    “The Vikings unis suck.”

    “The All-Star game unis suck.”

    “Nike sucks dick.”

    I have NEVER seen you offer anything resembling constructive criticism of any unis. It’s all just one long bitch fest with you.

    You say that Nike and their uni choices suck, but you have NEVER offered a single alternative.

    Only conclusion I can reach is that you have no self confidence and are just a tiny petty man who can do nothing but offer destructive comments about others.

    And that’s sad and pathetic.[/quote]

    This is one of the few crappy things about the internet:

    The guy who hides behind a screen name and attacks people with no accountability. I doubt you would ever say stuff like that to someone’s face unless you are a criminal or just a flat out a–hole

  • STUBZ(Dennis Abrams) | February 12, 2007 at 3:18 pm |

    Those Sixers’ jerseys are amazing! I wish they would make that their pimary jersey. They went from having some of the best jerseys in NBA history to wearing some of the ugliest. They are so close to redeeming themselves with the Valentine’s Day jerseys. If only they could be worn for more than one game. I LOVE the red (as opposed to the copperish/blackish and the blue). I also love to see the PHILA across the front. It reminds me of the good old days…which I wasn’t alive for.

  • Travis | February 12, 2007 at 3:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”54160″][quote comment=”54159″]Jesus, Lukas, all you do is bitch, moan, whine, bitch, moan, bitch and then bitch some more.

    “Purple sucks dick.”[/quote]

    I have never seen Paul say this once.

    [quote comment=”54159″]”The Vikings unis suck.”[/quote]

    That’s because they do.

    [quote comment=”54159″]”The All-Star game unis suck.”[/quote]

    That’s because the NHL and the NFL Pro Bowl game uniforms were aesthetically hostile.

    [quote comment=”54159″]”Nike sucks dick.”[/quote]

    Again, Paul has never said this.

    [quote comment=”54159”]I have NEVER seen you offer anything resembling constructive criticism of any unis. It’s all just one long bitch fest with you.

    You say that Nike and their uni choices suck, but you have NEVER offered a single alternative. [/quote]

    He has not said that their designs suck. There have been many good uniform designs and features introduced by Nike. There have been some very bad ones as well, as in the mismatched sleeves in college football and the entire Oregon Ducks’ football program. What Paul has said, time-and-again, about Nike is the displeasing way they slap a Nike logo across anything and everything they can as a marketing billboard. There is no constructive criticism needed here. He is simply saying he detests their branding approach.

    [quote comment=”54159″]Only conclusion I can reach is that you have no self confidence and are just a tiny petty man who can do nothing but offer destructive comments about others.

    And that’s sad and pathetic.[/quote]

    What’s sad and pathetic is that someone misconstrues an entire man’s view on the world of atheletic aesthetics. And misquotes him in the process.[/quote]

    Ever heard of paraphrasing? obviously not.

    And it’s fun ny how you completely and utterly misconstured my entire post and the overarching point, which is really surprising since you’d have to be blind to miss it.

    But I’ll repeat it just for kicks: All Lukas does is bitch and whine and throw out destructive criticism. I have
    NEVER seen him say a single positive thing about Nike or their uni designs.

    Not one.

    And here’s the important part, so I’ll bold and italicize it: he NEVER offers any alternatives or makes any suggestions as to how a particular uni could be improved. NEVER.

    It’s all “this sucks, that sucks” etc.

    And as for the All star and pro bowl game unis being aesthetically hostile, thanks for trying to foist yet another bullshit made up phrase on the world.

    Unfortuantely for you the judges are done conferring and their judgement on you is: DENIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Evan | February 12, 2007 at 3:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”54177″]Those Sixers’ jerseys are amazing! I wish they would make that their pimary jersey. They went from having some of the best jerseys in NBA history to wearing some of the ugliest. They are so close to redeeming themselves with the Valentine’s Day jerseys. If only they could be worn for more than one game. I LOVE the red (as opposed to the copperish/blackish and the blue). I also love to see the PHILA across the front.

    It reminds me of the good old days…which I wasn’t alive for.[/quote]

    The red 76ers uniforms will be worn more than once. They’re debuting on Valentine’s Day and will henceforth be the 76ers’ 2nd road uniform. Hopefully this look will last longer than the ill-fated royal alt the 76ers wore a few years ago. That was awful.

    The Hornets’ red uniforms will only be worn for Valentine’s Day, as far as I know.

  • Matthew S. | February 12, 2007 at 3:32 pm |

    First your name was Trevor and now it’s Travis…might want to get some consistency in your pseudonyms chief. You don’t like it, don’t read it. It’s that simple. You say Paul does nothing but complain, but all you’ve managed to do is rattle off two useless points complaining about all the complaining on the board…I’m sure you realized the irony of that and if you hadn’t, Trevor, Travis, or whatever your name is, let me be the one to point it out to you.

    Completely agree with the judgement of the Sixers red uniforms. Normally teams that adopt a look for a holiday (like St. Patrick’s Day or Valentine’s Day) look forced and ugly. But those red Sixers uniforms are sharp. Glad to hear they’ll be wearing them several times a year. When I saw them, I couldn’t help but think of these: http://www.onlinespo...

  • Kenny | February 12, 2007 at 3:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”54173″]The new World Series logo looks fine enough, but you just know the patch will be HUGE.

    Also, in regards to Devin Hester’s visor and tabs….Devin Hester can do whatever he wants.[/quote]

    While I am a huge Devin Hester fan, only Bill Braski can do whatever he wants

  • Kenny | February 12, 2007 at 3:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”54178″][quote comment=”54160″][quote comment=”54159″]Jesus, Lukas, all you do is bitch, moan, whine, bitch, moan, bitch and then bitch some more.

    “Purple sucks dick.”[/quote]

    I have never seen Paul say this once.

    [quote comment=”54159″]”The Vikings unis suck.”[/quote]

    That’s because they do.

    [quote comment=”54159″]”The All-Star game unis suck.”[/quote]

    That’s because the NHL and the NFL Pro Bowl game uniforms were aesthetically hostile.

    [quote comment=”54159″]”Nike sucks dick.”[/quote]

    Again, Paul has never said this.

    [quote comment=”54159”]I have NEVER seen you offer anything resembling constructive criticism of any unis. It’s all just one long bitch fest with you.

    You say that Nike and their uni choices suck, but you have NEVER offered a single alternative. [/quote]

    He has not said that their designs suck. There have been many good uniform designs and features introduced by Nike. There have been some very bad ones as well, as in the mismatched sleeves in college football and the entire Oregon Ducks’ football program. What Paul has said, time-and-again, about Nike is the displeasing way they slap a Nike logo across anything and everything they can as a marketing billboard. There is no constructive criticism needed here. He is simply saying he detests their branding approach.

    [quote comment=”54159″]Only conclusion I can reach is that you have no self confidence and are just a tiny petty man who can do nothing but offer destructive comments about others.

    And that’s sad and pathetic.[/quote]

    What’s sad and pathetic is that someone misconstrues an entire man’s view on the world of atheletic aesthetics. And misquotes him in the process.[/quote]

    Ever heard of paraphrasing? obviously not.

    And it’s fun ny how you completely and utterly misconstured my entire post and the overarching point, which is really surprising since you’d have to be blind to miss it.

    But I’ll repeat it just for kicks: All Lukas does is bitch and whine and throw out destructive criticism. I have
    NEVER seen him say a single positive thing about Nike or their uni designs.

    Not one.

    And here’s the important part, so I’ll bold and italicize it: he NEVER offers any alternatives or makes any suggestions as to how a particular uni could be improved. NEVER.

    It’s all “this sucks, that sucks” etc.

    And as for the All star and pro bowl game unis being aesthetically hostile, thanks for trying to foist yet another bullshit made up phrase on the world.

    Unfortuantely for you the judges are done conferring and their judgement on you is: DENIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    It is the obsessive study of athletic aesthetics…not the blog to provide suggestions for ugly uniforms, constructive criticism, etc.

  • Kerry | February 12, 2007 at 3:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”54050″]The new World Series patch will recieve a lot of negative remarks in here I bet.., cause well, there is a lot of negativity in here, anyways, I don’t mind the looks of it, looks pretty cool actually.[/quote]
    I like the logo. MUCH better than the Super Bowl logo. It looks PROFESSIONAL!

    Kudos to MLB.

  • Metsfan AZ | February 12, 2007 at 3:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”54182″]First your name was Trevor and now it’s Travis…might want to get some consistency in your pseudonyms chief. You don’t like it, don’t read it. It’s that simple. You say Paul does nothing but complain, but all you’ve managed to do is rattle off two useless points complaining about all the complaining on the board…I’m sure you realized the irony of that and if you hadn’t, Trevor, Travis, or whatever your name is, let me be the one to point it out to you.

    Completely agree with the judgement of the Sixers red uniforms. Normally teams that adopt a look for a holiday (like St. Patrick’s Day or Valentine’s Day) look forced and ugly. But those red Sixers uniforms are sharp. Glad to hear they’ll be wearing them several times a year. When I saw them, I couldn’t help but think of these: http://www.onlinespo...
    I would have said this one or even this one. Actually, does anyone know if Wilt is in is blue or red?

  • Matthew S. | February 12, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”54186″][quote comment=”54182″]First your name was Trevor and now it’s Travis…might want to get some consistency in your pseudonyms chief. You don’t like it, don’t read it. It’s that simple. You say Paul does nothing but complain, but all you’ve managed to do is rattle off two useless points complaining about all the complaining on the board…I’m sure you realized the irony of that and if you hadn’t, Trevor, Travis, or whatever your name is, let me be the one to point it out to you.

    Completely agree with the judgement of the Sixers red uniforms. Normally teams that adopt a look for a holiday (like St. Patrick’s Day or Valentine’s Day) look forced and ugly. But those red Sixers uniforms are sharp. Glad to hear they’ll be wearing them several times a year. When I saw them, I couldn’t help but think of these: http://www.onlinespo...
    I would have said this one or even this one. Actually, does anyone know if Wilt is in is blue or red?[/quote]

    Good point Metsfan AZ, you know it’s easy to forget that red used to be a primary color of the Sixers. I do actually like the black and white uniforms they’ve been wearing since the late 90s, but a return to red is welcome. Just so long as they don’t return to these: http://sportsillustr...

  • Jeff | February 12, 2007 at 3:49 pm |

    You know, I didn’t think it was possible for the Hornets’ uniforms to get any uglier. But WOW. Primary red with yellow, purple and minty-green trim makes me thow up in my mouth a little bit.

  • Metsfan AZ | February 12, 2007 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”54188″][quote comment=”54186″][quote comment=”54182″]First your name was Trevor and now it’s Travis…might want to get some consistency in your pseudonyms chief. You don’t like it, don’t read it. It’s that simple. You say Paul does nothing but complain, but all you’ve managed to do is rattle off two useless points complaining about all the complaining on the board…I’m sure you realized the irony of that and if you hadn’t, Trevor, Travis, or whatever your name is, let me be the one to point it out to you.

    Completely agree with the judgement of the Sixers red uniforms. Normally teams that adopt a look for a holiday (like St. Patrick’s Day or Valentine’s Day) look forced and ugly. But those red Sixers uniforms are sharp. Glad to hear they’ll be wearing them several times a year. When I saw them, I couldn’t help but think of these: http://www.onlinespo...
    I would have said this one or even this one. Actually, does anyone know if Wilt is in is blue or red?[/quote]

    Good point Metsfan AZ, you know it’s easy to forget that red used to be a primary color of the Sixers. I do actually like the black and white uniforms they’ve been wearing since the late 90s, but a return to red is welcome. Just so long as they don’t return to these: http://sportsillustr...
    I like to think of that one as the uni that drove Charles to Phoenix. My quick Charles search leads me to believe no one has a worse looking uni history.

  • jkads | February 12, 2007 at 4:00 pm |

    Does this qualify for logo creep?

    Check out Northwestern:

    If Big Ten football coaches were like South Park characters

  • TonyE | February 12, 2007 at 4:03 pm |

    You know, I didn’t think it was possible for the Hornets’ uniforms to get any uglier. But WOW. Primary red with yellow, purple and minty-green trim makes me thow up in my mouth a little bit.

    Makes you long for the days of teal, purple, green and pinstripes.

    I’d like to conduct an informal poll to determine which league is doing the worst branding job these days…and yes, it’s going to be a tough contest because it’s bad out there. Just rank ’em 1 to 4 with One being the worst league and four being the best (of the worst).

    Ok, I’ll start

    1. NFL. SHOULD be the best. They’re the NFL. Ouch.
    2. NBA. Ugly. As edgy as they try to be, yech…
    3. NHL. Sickening. Buffaslugs, Ducks and Form Fit.
    4. MLB. Boring. D-Backs and Reds. In a sport with so many throwback the clock winners, how do they always fuck up new identities? Seems impossible.

  • Kerry | February 12, 2007 at 4:05 pm |

    I like that the Hornets added yellow to the color-scheme after moving to New Orleans as an attempt to make the color-scheme more Mardi Gras like, but why not finish the job, get rid of the teal and add REAL green back to the mix?!

  • Metsfan AZ | February 12, 2007 at 4:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”54193″]Does this qualify for logo creep?

    Check out Northwestern:

    If Big Ten football coaches were like South Park characters[/quote]
    Indiana has three stripes on the sleeve too, subtle.

  • Kerry | February 12, 2007 at 4:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”54193″]Does this qualify for logo creep?

    Check out Northwestern:

    If Big Ten football coaches were like South Park characters[/quote]
    HAH!!! That’s great!!! Are there any other pages for the other conferences?!

  • Chad G | February 12, 2007 at 4:09 pm |

    I think we need the nike counter back up. Doesn’t it seem like Trevor/Travis is the same crazy Nike guy from before. And he keeps saying he wants constructive criticism from Paul, probably cause he’s close to getting fired for all his crappy ideas and wants some freebies to help save his career.

  • Stuby | February 12, 2007 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”54159″]Jesus, Lukas, all you do is bitch, moan, whine, bitch, moan, bitch and then bitch some more.

    “Purple sucks dick.”

    “The Vikings unis suck.”

    “The All-Star game unis suck.”

    “Nike sucks dick.”

    I have NEVER seen you offer anything resembling constructive criticism of any unis. It’s all just one long bitch fest with you.

    You say that Nike and their uni choices suck, but you have NEVER offered a single alternative.

    Only conclusion I can reach is that you have no self confidence and are just a tiny petty man who can do nothing but offer destructive comments about others.

    And that’s sad and pathetic.[/quote]

    Are you f-ing serious? Who the hell pissed in your Wheaties?

  • Broker75 | February 12, 2007 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”54199″][quote comment=”54159″]Jesus, Lukas, all you do is bitch, moan, whine, bitch, moan, bitch and then bitch some more.

    “Purple sucks dick.”

    “The Vikings unis suck.”

    “The All-Star game unis suck.”

    “Nike sucks dick.”

    I have NEVER seen you offer anything resembling constructive criticism of any unis. It’s all just one long bitch fest with you.

    You say that Nike and their uni choices suck, but you have NEVER offered a single alternative.

    Only conclusion I can reach is that you have no self confidence and are just a tiny petty man who can do nothing but offer destructive comments about others.

    And that’s sad and pathetic.[/quote]

    Are you f-ing serious? Who the hell pissed in your Wheaties?[/quote]
    Apparently Lukas did.

  • drizzle | February 12, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    http://www.collegehu...

    Check out this video for sweet uniforms from Chicago State – not only are the names on the back beneath the numbers, they’re on white nameplates. Amazing comeback on the game too.

  • TonyE | February 12, 2007 at 4:18 pm |

    OK. Maybe someone already mentioned this but the mannequins on the main picture of Saturday’s open thread featured the AFC Pro Bowl unis in an all white presentation and the NFC in a blue jersey and red pants but during the Pro Bowl the AFC wore the red pants to the AFC and the NFC wore the white pants. Huh?

    http://www.uniwatchb...

    So Reebok can’t even dress the friggin’ mannequins properly…not that I’m surprised…look at all the shitty designs they produce.

  • Warren Thompson | February 12, 2007 at 4:25 pm |

    Gratuitous Paul-bashing is neither mature nor wise.

  • specs | February 12, 2007 at 4:25 pm |

    I’m in agreement with many of you that the Sixers’ red unis are sharp. I’ve never been a huge fan of their current uniforms, but I always thought they worked well because Allen Iverson was THE identity of that team, and the look of those black uniforms seemed to fit in with him really well. Now that he’s moved on, and the team will need to find a new identity, I think it would be the perfect time to switch things up and go back to the red-blue color scheme. Any thoughts?

  • Broker75 | February 12, 2007 at 4:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”54203″]Gratuitous Paul-bashing is neither mature nor wise.[/quote]
    I don’t see it all as being immature, I see it as having freedom of speech.

  • Kerry | February 12, 2007 at 4:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”54205″][quote comment=”54203″]Gratuitous Paul-bashing is neither mature nor wise.[/quote]
    I don’t see it all as being immature, I see it as having freedom of speech.[/quote]
    Freedom of speech is stating your opinion in a MATURE fashion…not calling someone out saying they “have no self confidence and are just a tiny petty man” just because you disagree with someone else’s opinions.

    That’s immature.

  • Matthew S. | February 12, 2007 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”54205″][quote comment=”54203″]Gratuitous Paul-bashing is neither mature nor wise.[/quote]
    I don’t see it all as being immature, I see it as having freedom of speech.[/quote]

    I’m not sure it’s that he’s bashing Paul that’s immature, that’s perfectly acceptable given that this is a public forum. Rather, it’s how he bashes Paul that is somewhat immature. This is a board for constructive criticism and civil argument, it’s not the Jim Rome or Colin Cowherd shows.

  • TonyE | February 12, 2007 at 4:57 pm |

    Paul’s blog. Paul’s hard work. Paul gets to call the shots. It’s his gig…and for better (and oeccassionally worse) he’s brought some attention to this most excellent underground movement…

    Opinions are like assholes. Everyone’s got one…

    There are a lot more important things to focus on in the world— like eliminating the Wizards alts.

  • Matthew S. | February 12, 2007 at 5:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”54208″]Paul’s blog. Paul’s hard work. Paul gets to call the shots. It’s his gig…and for better (and oeccassionally worse) he’s brought some attention to this most excellent underground movement…

    Opinions are like assholes. Everyone’s got one…

    There are a lot more important things to focus on in the world— like eliminating the Wizards alts.[/quote]

    Or ‘Hibachi gear’ as I’ve started to call them since, atrocious as they are, Gilbert Arenas seems to have his best games while wearing them.

  • Jason | February 12, 2007 at 5:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”54205″][quote comment=”54203″]Gratuitous Paul-bashing is neither mature nor wise.[/quote]
    I don’t see it all as being immature, I see it as having freedom of speech.[/quote]

    I could also tell all of my 1st grade students that there is no Santa Claus, but my freedom of speech argument probably wouldn’t allow me to keep my job. I could stand outside a theater and tell everyone how the movie that they are about to see ends, but I’m sure my freedom of speech argument wouldn’t prevent the pummeling I’d receive. Just because you CAN say something doesn’t mean you necessarily SHOULD. Different opinions are, of course, welcome, but I don’t think personal attacks are necessary.

  • Evan | February 12, 2007 at 5:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”54208″]There are a lot more important things to focus on in the world— like eliminating the Wizards alts.[/quote]

    Amen to that, my friend.

  • Tim | February 12, 2007 at 5:31 pm |

    With the Pro-Bowl circus finally over I guess it’s time to turn our attention to the next All-Star event, the NBA game. Adidas basketball is going all out for a few of their big name players, dropping a limited edition number of shoe-packs for Kevin Garnett, Tracy McGrady, Agent 0 and Tim Duncan, some of which will be worn during the game. Check out the links for all the pictures:

    http://freshnessmag....

    http://freshnessmag....

    http://freshnessmag....

    http://freshnessmag....

  • Allison | February 12, 2007 at 5:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”54196″][quote comment=”54193″]Does this qualify for logo creep?

    Check out Northwestern:

    If Big Ten football coaches were like South Park characters[/quote]
    Indiana has three stripes on the sleeve too, subtle.[/quote]

    Nike has left their mark on Michigan. Glad to see Joe Pa in a suit, and laughed at the man-boob shadows on the Purdue coach.

  • Teebz | February 12, 2007 at 5:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”54178″]
    Ever heard of paraphrasing? obviously not.[/quote]

    Since this retort was directed at me, I’ll break this down for you. Paraphrasing does not involve direct quotations. You quoted Paul by using the standard quotation marks around things that you claimed he stated. That is misquoting and misconstruing as a textbook case. Don’t use quotation marks to put words in Paul’s mouth if he has never said or wrote them. That’s not paraphrasing… that’s libel by definition of the law.

    [quote comment=”54178″]And it’s funny how you completely and utterly misconstured my entire post and the overarching point, which is really surprising since you’d have to be blind to miss it.[/quote]

    He doesn’t like the colour purple. He doesn’t like Nike’s branding of everything with a swoosh. He doesn’t like the Minnesota Vikings because they are all purple. He doesn’t like the All-Star game jerseys because they are aesthetically unpleasing. Did I miss anything? Oh right, I missed the part where you OBVIOUSLY HAVE NEVER READ ANYTHING ON THIS BLOG.

    [quote comment=”54178″]But I’ll repeat it just for kicks: All Lukas does is bitch and whine and throw out destructive criticism. I have
    NEVER seen him say a single positive thing about Nike or their uni designs.

    Not one.[/quote]

    Here’s the thing: he rips Reebok and Adidas and Under Armour too! Can you believe that?

    And since you clearly don’t read this blog, Paul doesn’t hate Nike for their uniform design… he hates Nike because of their marketing obsession to have every thread with a swoosh on it.

    [quote comment=”54178″]And here’s the important part, so I’ll bold and italicize it: he NEVER offers any alternatives or makes any suggestions as to how a particular uni could be improved. NEVER.

    It’s all “this sucks, that sucks” etc.[/quote]

    He doesn’t have to offer an alternative. He’s a reporter! He doesn’t design jerseys. He researches, writes, and gets published. He gets to say what he wants on this site because, and here’s the important part, so I’ll bold and italicize it, it’s his blog! Since it’s his blog, he can pretty much do what he wants on it. You can agree to disagree, but to throw out this much hostility towards a guy who does his homework and brings these uniforms to light is unnecessary and unwarranted. Grow up.

    [quote comment=”54178″]And as for the All star and pro bowl game unis being aesthetically hostile, thanks for trying to foist yet another bullshit made up phrase on the world.[/quote]

    Ok, I’ll save the phrase and tell you that I hate them. If I wanted a Rorschach inkblot test like I saw at the Pro Bowl, I’d go see a psychiatrist.

    [quote comment=”54178″]Unfortuantely for you the judges are done conferring and their judgement on you is: DENIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    Is that some sort of lame insult?

  • Nael M. | February 12, 2007 at 5:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”54116″]I just noticed this:

    Paul’s picture is gone from the bottom of ESPN.com’s Page 2.

    Let the conspiracy theories begin.[/quote]
    Yeah, I was going to point that out, too. What’s up with that? Has ESPN dropped Uni Watch, or is it jsut a simple mistake?

  • Mike | February 12, 2007 at 5:45 pm |

    No photos, but those LSU baseball hats are just like one’s their new head coach Paul Mainieri had at Notre Dame. The ND hats looked great…white hat, navy blue ND, button, and brim. With navy blue jerseys and white pants, they were a great look.

  • Allison | February 12, 2007 at 5:47 pm |

    Trevor/Travis/Whoever you are–

    Apparently you bypass the site on days that Paul discusses cool articles or things he’s come across about old uni’s, new uni’s, classics, etc. Don’t complain about the bad if you can’t appreciate the good.

  • Graf Zeppelin | February 12, 2007 at 5:56 pm |

    We need to stop defending the indefensible by crying “Freedom of speech!!”

    Freedom of speech is not absolute. It is the principle that “Congress shall make no law…” requiring U.S. citizens to say, think or write, or refrain from saying, thinking or writing, any particular thing. That’s all it is.

    Even under this Constitutional principle, not all speech is protected. “Shouting ‘Fire!’ in a crowded theatre” is the most ubiquitous example. Hate speech is another. There is no “freedom of speech” defense for libel, slander, defamation, sexual harrassment, conspiracy, solicitation, etc.

  • Paul Lukas | February 12, 2007 at 5:58 pm |

    Well, it’s good to see that Monday is bringing out the best in everyone today.

    I appreciate everyone who’s leapt to my defense, but please don’t feel you have to waste your breath on this asshole. (Speaking of which: Mr. Asshole, if you have problems with anything I’ve written, feel free to e-mail me directly.)

    Don’t you hate how people keep whining about our involvement in Iraq, whining about the troop surge, whine-whine-whine, without ever offering a constructive alternative? Yeah, those people are pathetic…..

    Meanwhile, about this:

    [quote comment=”54219″][quote comment=”54116″]I just noticed this:

    Paul’s picture is gone from the bottom of ESPN.com’s Page 2.

    Let the conspiracy theories begin.[/quote]
    Yeah, I was going to point that out, too. What’s up with that? Has ESPN dropped Uni Watch, or is it jsut a simple mistake?[/quote]

    Page 2 now has so many columnists that there isn’t room to show all of them at once. So everyone’s mug shot moves in and out of the rotation. Mine was “out” today.

  • Philly Bill | February 12, 2007 at 6:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”54223″]We need to stop defending the indefensible by crying “Freedom of speech!!”

    Freedom of speech is not absolute. It is the principle that “Congress shall make no law…” requiring U.S. citizens to say, think or write, or refrain from saying, thinking or writing, any particular thing. That’s all it is.

    Even under this Constitutional principle, not all speech is protected. “Shouting ‘Fire!’ in a crowded theatre” is the most ubiquitous example. Hate speech is another. There is no “freedom of speech” defense for libel, slander, defamation, sexual harrassment, conspiracy, solicitation, etc.[/quote]

    And further:

    “People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.”

    Bring back the Nike counter!

  • TonyE | February 12, 2007 at 6:07 pm |

    Ugliness truly knows no boundaries.

    http://freshnessmag....

    Adidas T-Mac 6 Millionaire – Vegas Urban Pack
    1,500 Pairs will be sold at select urban independent retailers in Vegas. Huh?

    Yeah, like at the Bunny Ranch.

    The NBA All-Star Event and Vegas are the perfect blend of over-hyped athletes, forced past their prime exhibitions (try and stay awake during recent NBA All-Star Saturday Nights, brutal) and irrelevant entertainment…

    The best “action” will be in the strips clubs next weekend… the NBA… It’s FANtastic!

  • Teebz | February 12, 2007 at 6:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”54224″]Well, it’s good to see that Monday is bringing out the best in everyone today.

    I appreciate everyone who’s leapt to my defense, but please don’t feel you have to waste your breath on this asshole.[/quote]

    We, the readers, stand up for what we believe in. In Uni Watch, we trust. It’s entertaining, it’s informative, and the debates are quite good between us readers.

    It’s ridiculous attacks like those above who bring us to defend what we are passionate about. And that’s a reflection on you, Paul. You’ve made us passionate about your cause. :o)

  • TonyE | February 12, 2007 at 6:13 pm |

    I could also tell all of my 1st grade students that there is no Santa Claus, but my freedom of speech argument probably wouldn’t allow me to keep my job. I could stand outside a theater and tell everyone how the movie that they are about to see ends, but I’m sure my freedom of speech argument wouldn’t prevent the pummeling I’d receive. Just because you CAN say something doesn’t mean you necessarily SHOULD.

    Or yelling out Oregon Ducks new football uniforms in a crowded UniWatch party…

  • The Gov'Nah | February 12, 2007 at 6:16 pm |

    Hey Paul, if you exchange emails with this Flamer, can you post them later on for all of us to view ?

  • TonyE | February 12, 2007 at 6:18 pm |

    And really, isn’t a Pro Bowler this:

    http://www.bowl.com/...

    and not this, after all?

    http://kirkaederphot...

  • Allison | February 12, 2007 at 6:36 pm |

    TonyE, right you are. Despite the fact that they’re holding the ball in similar positions. I just gagged a little seeing how see-through those white pants are.

  • =bg= | February 12, 2007 at 6:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”54159″]Jesus, Lukas, all you do is bitch, moan, whine, bitch, moan, bitch and then bitch some more.

    “Purple sucks dick.”

    “The Vikings unis suck.”

    “The All-Star game unis suck.”

    “Nike sucks dick.”

    I have NEVER seen you offer anything resembling constructive criticism of any unis. It’s all just one long bitch fest with you.

    You say that Nike and their uni choices suck, but you have NEVER offered a single alternative.

    Only conclusion I can reach is that you have no self confidence and are just a tiny petty man who can do nothing but offer destructive comments about others.

    And that’s sad and pathetic.[/quote]

    Don’t you have to get back to your elementary school homework? I am guessing on that, since you sound like a child.

    Paul can state any opinion he likes- his name is on the door.

    If you don’t like what’s on the site, leave. I am sure I’m not in the minority on that.

  • Travis | February 12, 2007 at 6:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”54206″]Freedom of speech is stating your opinion in a MATURE fashion…not calling someone out saying they “have no self confidence and are just a tiny petty man” just because you disagree with someone else’s opinions.
    That’s immature.[/quote]

    Y’know, it’s ignorant people like you who elected Shrub the last two presidential elections.

    Go back and read the 1st Amendment to the Constitution.

    In fact I’ll make it really easy for you and quote it in it’s entirety: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

    That’s it.

    That’s the entire thing.

    Now please show me precisely where in that quote it says ANYTHING about to quote you,”stating your opinion in a mature fashion.”

    I wouldn’t call burning the flag or burning a cross to be a mature fashion, but I’ll die for your right to act like a fucking ‘tard if that’s how you express yourself.

    It’s sad and pitiful and quite frightening that you have absolutely NO idea what the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution says or what it actually means.

    Pathetic.

    As for various posters claims that I work for Nike, yeah right. I’m in Maine which is just about as far as you can get from Nike.

    Tools.

  • Dan from PC | February 12, 2007 at 7:16 pm |

    I suggest we ignore the comments of angry Travis. I for one don’t feel the need to defend Paul as 99% of the readers of this site know exactly what he stands for, and running through this over and over again isn’t worth anyone’s time.

  • joe | February 12, 2007 at 7:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”54178″][quote comment=”54160″][quote comment=”54159″]Jesus, Lukas, all you do is bitch, moan, whine, bitch, moan, bitch and then bitch some more.

    “Purple sucks dick.”[/quote]

    I have never seen Paul say this once.

    [quote comment=”54159″]”The Vikings unis suck.”[/quote]

    That’s because they do.

    [quote comment=”54159″]”The All-Star game unis suck.”[/quote]

    That’s because the NHL and the NFL Pro Bowl game uniforms were aesthetically hostile.

    [quote comment=”54159″]”Nike sucks dick.”[/quote]

    Again, Paul has never said this.

    [quote comment=”54159”]I have NEVER seen you offer anything resembling constructive criticism of any unis. It’s all just one long bitch fest with you.

    You say that Nike and their uni choices suck, but you have NEVER offered a single alternative. [/quote]

    He has not said that their designs suck. There have been many good uniform designs and features introduced by Nike. There have been some very bad ones as well, as in the mismatched sleeves in college football and the entire Oregon Ducks’ football program. What Paul has said, time-and-again, about Nike is the displeasing way they slap a Nike logo across anything and everything they can as a marketing billboard. There is no constructive criticism needed here. He is simply saying he detests their branding approach.

    [quote comment=”54159″]Only conclusion I can reach is that you have no self confidence and are just a tiny petty man who can do nothing but offer destructive comments about others.

    And that’s sad and pathetic.[/quote]

    What’s sad and pathetic is that someone misconstrues an entire man’s view on the world of atheletic aesthetics. And misquotes him in the process.[/quote]

    Ever heard of paraphrasing? obviously not.

    And it’s fun ny how you completely and utterly misconstured my entire post and the overarching point, which is really surprising since you’d have to be blind to miss it.

    But I’ll repeat it just for kicks: All Lukas does is bitch and whine and throw out destructive criticism. I have
    NEVER seen him say a single positive thing about Nike or their uni designs.

    Not one.

    And here’s the important part, so I’ll bold and italicize it: he NEVER offers any alternatives or makes any suggestions as to how a particular uni could be improved. NEVER.

    It’s all “this sucks, that sucks” etc.

    And as for the All star and pro bowl game unis being aesthetically hostile, thanks for trying to foist yet another bullshit made up phrase on the world.

    Unfortuantely for you the judges are done conferring and their judgement on you is: DENIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    why do you need to post under different names? trevor/travis? make you your mind so we know who to ignore.

  • redemske | February 12, 2007 at 7:26 pm |

    I don’t know. Check out that guy’s jersey

  • redemske | February 12, 2007 at 7:28 pm |

    Another observation … Don Ho’s not dead. No need to exhume him. Unless he sleeps in the dirt. Soon enough, though. Soon enough.

  • Chad G | February 12, 2007 at 7:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”54253″][quote comment=”54206″]Freedom of speech is stating your opinion in a MATURE fashion…not calling someone out saying they “have no self confidence and are just a tiny petty man” just because you disagree with someone else’s opinions.
    That’s immature.[/quote]

    Y’know, it’s ignorant people like you who elected Shrub the last two presidential elections.

    Go back and read the 1st Amendment to the Constitution.

    In fact I’ll make it really easy for you and quote it in it’s entirety: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

    That’s it.

    That’s the entire thing.

    Now please show me precisely where in that quote it says ANYTHING about to quote you,”stating your opinion in a mature fashion.”

    I wouldn’t call burning the flag or burning a cross to be a mature fashion, but I’ll die for your right to act like a fucking ‘tard if that’s how you express yourself.

    It’s sad and pitiful and quite frightening that you have absolutely NO idea what the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution says or what it actually means.

    Pathetic.

    As for various posters claims that I work for Nike, yeah right. I’m in Maine which is just about as far as you can get from Nike.

    Tools.[/quote]

    Actually Travis, this is a private site, so Paul can block your IP if he wants to do so and you can’t do anything about it. I hate you idiots who hide behind the 1st ammendment and use it as an excuse to be a dick.

  • john | February 12, 2007 at 7:59 pm |

    Hi, my name’s John. I’m here to put us back on topic.

    So, the AHL is auctioning off their ASG warm-up jerseys. Excellent. Too bad they were the wrm-ups not the game jerseys.

    Meh.

    Sweet.

    Both still better than this.

  • Graf Zeppelin | February 12, 2007 at 8:01 pm |

    If every troll on every blog is correct, there are a great many “ignorant,” “tiny,” “petty,” “sad,” “pathetic,” “pitiful,” “frightening” people out there. Everyone but the trolls themselves, it seems.

    Freedom of speech also includes the freedom to click on someone else’s website, and ignore the ones whose content bothers you.

  • =bg= | February 12, 2007 at 8:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”54262″]I suggest we ignore the comments of angry Travis. I for one don’t feel the need to defend Paul as 99% of the readers of this site know exactly what he stands for, and running through this over and over again isn’t worth anyone’s time.[/quote]

    Yeah, Paul, block this Travis guy’s IP. He’s wasted enough bandwidth with his ignorance.

  • My Name is Not Earl | February 12, 2007 at 8:30 pm |

    Don Ho is still alive, Paul.

  • My Name is Not Earl | February 12, 2007 at 8:31 pm |

    . . . even if his career isn’t.

  • TonyE | February 12, 2007 at 8:33 pm |

    As for various posters claims that I work for Nike, yeah right. I’m in Maine which is just about as far as you can get from Nike.

    Tools.

    If you really want to mix it up…I suggest you gon over to this site…

    http://www.chriscrea...

    and use the name logoman..

  • Graf Zeppelin | February 12, 2007 at 9:01 pm |

    Regarding different-styled numerals on the same team…

    Take a look here at the cover of the 1989 NY Jets yearbook. Compare the numeral 2 on Mickey Shuler’s jersey on the left, and Erik McMillan’s on the right.

    I think the Jets back then (late ’80s, before the black trim was added) had warm- and cold-weather jerseys, each of which used slightly different numeral and lettering fonts. The warm-weather jerseys used the “diagonal” 2 and thick, rounded lettering ont he nameplate, while the cold-weather jerseys used the “squared” 2 with thinner, block lettering. Note that the Jets almost always wore white from ’85-’89; coach Joe Walton preferred to wear white at home because he felt it made the players look bigger.

    Here’s something I could never figure out: the Jets never used serif lettering on nameplates in their history, until the “throwback” game they played in ’93 against the Bengals. This gave someone the idea that they had used serif lettering on the Namath-era jerseys. They used it again on the throwback unis in ’94, started using it regularly around ’95 or so, then adopted it when they made the uniform change in ’98. Why didn’t anyone at the Jets catch this?

    (Strangely, the Giants switched from serif to sans-serif lettering the same way, at the same time…)

  • S Bennett | February 12, 2007 at 9:30 pm |

    Ever heard of paraphrasing? obviously not.

    I have! Let me try to paraphrse your contribution today:

    “I’m a wanker.

    Signed, Travis/ Trevor”

    You’re right, it IS easy. Teebz was totally off the mark on this one!

  • J at The Dundies | February 12, 2007 at 9:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”54290″]As for various posters claims that I work for Nike, yeah right. I’m in Maine which is just about as far as you can get from Nike.

    Tools.

    If you really want to mix it up…I suggest you gon over to this site…

    http://www.chriscrea...

    and use the name logoman..[/quote]

    or at least pick only one name to use.

  • wall of beef | February 12, 2007 at 9:34 pm |

    Hey, Paul already defended himself. So can you guys (all of you involved) drop the bickering. It would be nice to get back to uniforms.

  • ToasterPoodle | February 12, 2007 at 10:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”54159″]Jesus, Lukas, all you do is bitch, moan, whine, bitch, moan, bitch and then bitch some more.

    “Purple sucks dick.”

    “The Vikings unis suck.”

    “The All-Star game unis suck.”

    “Nike sucks dick.”

    I have NEVER seen you offer anything resembling constructive criticism of any unis. It’s all just one long bitch fest with you.

    You say that Nike and their uni choices suck, but you have NEVER offered a single alternative.

    Only conclusion I can reach is that you have no self confidence and are just a tiny petty man who can do nothing but offer destructive comments about others.

    And that’s sad and pathetic.[/quote]
    Actually, Paul is offering up constructive criticism all the time. He often encourages teams to use traditional striping elements. He frequently points out that when teams use “just because we could” piping on uniforms generally breaks things up visually, creating an unpleasing sensation to the eyes.
    He doesn’t like purple or random use of black, a personal preference, whatever.
    He also praises Nike when they get it right, like on the team USA Soccer kit.
    Now, you on the other hand trevor, or travis, or T-bone or whatever you are going by this go around, have contributed nothing of substance to the conversation.
    Now, I know that Paul has ‘defended’ himself, but I had to get that out.
    thanks all.
    and to actually contribute to Uni-talk. The new Phila Jerseys are very sweet. Could do w/o the goofing blue patch on the side, but all in all a complete upgrade. I hope that it becomes primary road uni next year.

  • Minna H. | February 12, 2007 at 10:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”54193″]Does this qualify for logo creep?

    Check out Northwestern:

    If Big Ten football coaches were like South Park characters[/quote]

    jkads, thank you for this. A laugh was needed, and a laugh you gave.

    By the way, my best friend (non-sports’ watcher) made a commentary on the ESPN commentators. She said if you have a small head and a skinny frame, you shouldn’t wear shoulder pads in an attempt to look bigger (Bilas). She is right; it just makes the head look smaller.

    Now, if I could just get her to critique unis with me.

  • TonyE | February 12, 2007 at 10:44 pm |

    As for various posters claims that I work for Nike, yeah right. I’m in Maine which is just about as far as you can get from Nike.

    If you really want to mix it up…I suggest you gon over to this site…

    http://www.chriscrea...

    and use the name logoman..

    or at least pick only one name to use.

    Or of course until your IP address or account gets nullified when you disagree with a moderator…them’s the rules in Creamerland…

  • Minna H. | February 12, 2007 at 10:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”54233″]I could also tell all of my 1st grade students that there is no Santa Claus, but my freedom of speech argument probably wouldn’t allow me to keep my job. I could stand outside a theater and tell everyone how the movie that they are about to see ends, but I’m sure my freedom of speech argument wouldn’t prevent the pummeling I’d receive. Just because you CAN say something doesn’t mean you necessarily SHOULD.

    Or yelling out Oregon Ducks new football uniforms in a crowded UniWatch party…[/quote]

    Or, Mets need to go all-black! in the same party….

  • DRob | February 12, 2007 at 10:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”54147″]I don’t mind those new 76ers uniforms. Now if only they could replace their ‘Sixers’ wordmark with ’76ers’…

    The red Hornets jerseys don’t make sense, but I like that they’ve put Oklahoma City on the front.[/quote]

    The fact that they have OKC on the front makes me ill. I can’t wait until the looters are done with the team.

  • Minna H. | February 12, 2007 at 10:55 pm |

    tessa, just checking to make sure you are still ok, that denial hasn’t turned into despair.

    Just think, soon it’s baseball time and you get to watch your (gag, sorry about that) Yankees again.

    I have to admit, their unis are sharp–perhaps the best in baseball.

  • J at The Dundies | February 12, 2007 at 11:17 pm |

    yes, any involvement of the actual words “Oklahoma” and “City”, whether on a warm up, the little “OKC” patch, their three letter abbreviation used on tv, the valentines day jersey, and, most importantly, their name, disgusts me when it comes to the hornets. they are the NEW ORLEANS hornets. they’ve just been relocated due to tragedy. its really annoying.

  • David N | February 12, 2007 at 11:23 pm |

    The NC State baseball team unveiled their new shoe deal with New Balance over the weekend. Friday & Sunday they went with white cleats and Saturday they sported red cleats. Also note, that they wore a white hat w/ red bill on Friday & Sunday and a solid red hat on Saturday. The Friday unis are very reminiscent of the Atlanta Braves with the piping around the belt loops.

    Friday (white cleats and hat):
    http://www.packbaseb...

    Saturday (red cleats and hat):
    http://www.packbaseb...

    Sunday (white cleats and hat):
    *also note the stirrups
    http://www.packbaseb...

  • Original Jim | February 12, 2007 at 11:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”54336″]

    As for various posters claims that I work for Nike, yeah right. I’m in Maine which is just about as far as you can get from Nike.

    If you really want to mix it up…I suggest you gon over to this site…

    http://www.chriscrea...

    and use the name logoman..

    or at least pick only one name to use.

    Or of course until your IP address or account gets nullified when you disagree with a moderator…them’s the rules in Creamerland…[/quote]

    Only if it’s you, Tom.

    We’ve missed you and all your boastful ways.

  • S Bennett | February 12, 2007 at 11:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”54342″]yes, any involvement of the actual words “Oklahoma” and “City”, whether on a warm up, the little “OKC” patch, their three letter abbreviation used on tv, the valentines day jersey, and, most importantly, their name, disgusts me when it comes to the hornets. they are the NEW ORLEANS hornets. they’ve just been relocated due to tragedy. its really annoying.[/quote]

    Ya, the tragedy being that the city of Charlotte wouldn’t cough up anohter $200 million for the second stadium in 10 years.

  • joe | February 13, 2007 at 12:05 am |

    [quote comment=”54246″]

    TonyE, right you are. Despite the fact that they’re holding the ball in similar positions. I just gagged a little seeing how see-through those white pants are.[/quote]
    those pants are so see through you can see the zit on 66’s ass!!

  • Allison | February 13, 2007 at 12:42 am |

    my list of sharpest uni’s in baseball (no particular order):

    Yankees
    Cardinals (a little bias…but sharp anyway)
    Cubs (ugh…it pains me to say something good about them)
    Mets (when they wear white, blue, and orange–no black)
    Red Sox
    Athletics

  • TonyE | February 13, 2007 at 12:53 am |

    Or of course until your IP address or account gets nullified when you disagree with a moderator…them’s the rules in Creamerland…

    Only if it’s you, Tom.

    We’ve missed you and all your boastful ways.

    Drip. Drip. Drip. Is it me or is something leaking?

  • Ben | February 13, 2007 at 8:21 am |

    Hey, did anyone see the Detroit-Philedelphia game last night?
    Detroit’s backup goalie was wearing a red New Era Detroit Tigers hat on the bench.

  • John | February 13, 2007 at 8:40 am |

    [quote comment=”54406″]Hey, did anyone see the Detroit-Philedelphia game last night?
    Detroit’s backup goalie was wearing a red New Era Detroit Tigers hat on the bench.[/quote]

    No, but I did hear this gem out of Edzo…

    “Michael Leighton is seeing his first action as a Flyer tonight and, uh, the carpet isn’t exactly matching the drapes.”
    And Joni Pitkanen seems pretty conscious about hsi tape job.

  • John | February 13, 2007 at 8:55 am |

    That made no sense.

    Yes I saw the game. No, I missed the hat.

  • Chris | February 13, 2007 at 8:57 am |

    [quote comment=”54413″][quote comment=”54406″]Hey, did anyone see the Detroit-Philedelphia game last night?
    Detroit’s backup goalie was wearing a red New Era Detroit Tigers hat on the bench.[/quote]

    No, but I did hear this gem out of Edzo…

    “Michael Leighton is seeing his first action as a Flyer tonight and, uh, the carpet isn’t exactly matching the drapes.”
    And Joni Pitkanen seems pretty conscious about hsi tape job.[/quote]

    Great homework… Leighton started the game before against the Blues… and won… Two in a row for the Flyers… Break ’em up!! and yes I am a fan…

  • Chris | February 13, 2007 at 9:05 am |

    [quote comment=”54421″][quote comment=”54413″][quote comment=”54406″]Hey, did anyone see the Detroit-Philedelphia game last night?
    Detroit’s backup goalie was wearing a red New Era Detroit Tigers hat on the bench.[/quote]

    No, but I did hear this gem out of Edzo…

    “Michael Leighton is seeing his first action as a Flyer tonight and, uh, the carpet isn’t exactly matching the drapes.”
    And Joni Pitkanen seems pretty conscious about hsi tape job.[/quote]

    Great homework… Leighton started the game before against the Blues… and won… Two in a row for the Flyers… Break ’em up!! and yes I am a fan…[/quote]

    After I read that, I didn’t mean great homework by you, John… I meant great homework by the analyst…

    As for the curtain matching the drapes, think of a woman who dyes her hair…an that’s as far as I’m going with that…

  • John | February 13, 2007 at 9:31 am |

    [quote comment=”54426″][quote comment=”54421″][quote comment=”54413″][quote comment=”54406″]Hey, did anyone see the Detroit-Philedelphia game last night?
    Detroit’s backup goalie was wearing a red New Era Detroit Tigers hat on the bench.[/quote]

    No, but I did hear this gem out of Edzo…

    “Michael Leighton is seeing his first action as a Flyer tonight and, uh, the carpet isn’t exactly matching the drapes.”
    And Joni Pitkanen seems pretty conscious about hsi tape job.[/quote]

    Great homework… Leighton started the game before against the Blues… and won… Two in a row for the Flyers… Break ’em up!! and yes I am a fan…[/quote]

    After I read that, I didn’t mean great homework by you, John… I meant great homework by the analyst…

    As for the curtain matching the drapes, think of a woman who dyes her hair…an that’s as far as I’m going with that…[/quote]

    I feel all warm and fuzzy inside

  • Travis | February 13, 2007 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”54276″]Actually Travis, this is a private site, so Paul can block your IP if he wants to do so and you can’t do anything about it. I hate you idiots who hide behind the 1st ammendment and use it as an excuse to be a dick.[/quote]

    Oh, so now anyone who you don’t like or who’s opinion you don’t agree with is hiding behind the 1st ammendment when they speak.

    Wow, you’re quite the little fascist Nazi aren’t you? How often do you dress up in your SS Stormtrooper uni and march around the house making the nazi salute? Do you wear the uni around when you go downtown.

    Your post is yet another example of someone who has no idea what the 1st amendment means. you think it means that only speech that you agree with should be heard/allowed.

    Which is completely, utterly and absolutely wrong.

  • mj | February 13, 2007 at 4:30 pm |

    The “ice cream” hats for LSU baseball are only going to worn on saturdays, and i believe only saturday home games.
    friday games are white unis and our normal purple hats
    saturdays- purple jerseys and white caps
    sunday- gold jerseys and purple caps
    midweek- pinstripes and purple caps