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Saturday Open Thread

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Here’s Shaq modeling the Heat’s special “Noche Latina” uniforms last night. Additional pics here, here, here, and here, and there’s a full explanation here.

 

59 comments to Saturday Open Thread

  • Zachattac | March 10, 2007 at 9:24 am |

    I think Jason Williams saw a ghost.
    Z

  • Johnny O | March 10, 2007 at 9:35 am |

    Nice uni’s for the Heat… but I have never been much of a fan. They have always looked like pajamas to me.

  • Robert | March 10, 2007 at 10:39 am |

    It is distressing to see the extent to which pajama bottoms have now invaded the college ranks. For a few years, I had hope that the pants-pulled-high look that prevailed in college would work its way up the Majors when those players reached that lofty level.

    Instead, the college players who wore high pants are going with the slacks when they turn pro, and the collegians who remain are turning to the PJs as well.

    We are doomed.

  • LES | March 10, 2007 at 11:00 am |

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  • Alyssa E. | March 10, 2007 at 11:13 am |

    The Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL)will be wearing these jerseys Friday night.
    The jerseys aren’t too bad and of course it’s for a good cause, except they’re calling the night “Passion in Pink,” which basically screams “Victoria’s Secret!”

  • Andrew | March 10, 2007 at 11:23 am |

    The NBA really needs to tone down the “theme” nights. You’d think this was minor league hockey.

  • Rex | March 10, 2007 at 11:32 am |

    Another pic of the new Charger uniforms (I posted this in yesterday’s comments this morning.)
    http://www.signonsan...
    I’m still not sure about the pants. If they keep the curved lightning bolt on the new white helmet, that will mean there are three different types of bolts on the unis.
    Oh, and no numbers on the side, only on the back :(

  • Tim | March 10, 2007 at 12:04 pm |

    The numbers have moved up to the shoulders, from the sleeves. They will also be wearing a re-designed powder blue jersey for a couple of games. This makes me wonder if the throwback powder blues are now really a thing of the past.

  • Will | March 10, 2007 at 12:11 pm |

    Those Heat uniforms don’t look very special. The flag thing is kind of neat but I’m surprised they don’t just have the Cuban flag over and over. :-)

    Also, the Memphis-Houston game is pretty good. Except Memphis has this horrible asymmetrical blue stripe up and down their uni. It’s quite annoying.

  • =bg= | March 10, 2007 at 12:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”59450″]Another pic of the new Charger uniforms (I posted this in yesterday’s comments this morning.)
    http://www.signonsan...
    I’m still not sure about the pants. If they keep the curved lightning bolt on the new white helmet, that will mean there are three different types of bolts on the unis.
    Oh, and no numbers on the side, only on the back :([/quote]

    Like those Heat unis- also never been much of a fan of those. Since we don’t have the NBA here (just the Warriors) I don’t really keep up with the NBA- but Shaq is one huge dude.

    No numbers on the chargers sides? ack! Are there any shots of the helmet?

  • Mark in Shiga | March 10, 2007 at 12:36 pm |

    Looking at those Heat photos, this guy has ‘kichigai’, the Japanese word for ‘crazy’ (and a rude one at that) tattooed on his right arm. His facial expression only adds to it!

  • Madd Matt | March 10, 2007 at 12:51 pm |

    full body’d LT in the New Unis…

  • Madd Matt | March 10, 2007 at 12:52 pm |

    wtf??? here it is…

  • Justin | March 10, 2007 at 1:02 pm |

    font looks horrible, it doesn’t match.

    Did they use light blue on the numbers?

  • Andy | March 10, 2007 at 1:30 pm |

    I noticed a picture of Joe Maddon wearing a hoodie that said Tampa Bay Rays. I checked their MLB Shop and all of their current merchandise lacks the “Devil” name. I know there’s been plenty of talk about dropping it from the team name. Perhaps this is a step towards eliminating the “Devil”?

  • dan | March 10, 2007 at 2:08 pm |

    funny that the nba wouldnt choose the Raptors to participate in noche latina (i realize theyre not on the coast) but with the amount of internationals on the team and the multicultural community it seems like it would be a good fit.

    also someone needs to tell jason williams he doesnt have to breathe that hard….its looks like hes going to inhale his own face.

  • Billy the Kid | March 10, 2007 at 2:10 pm |

    The bolts on the sleeves of the charger uniforms look up-side-down or something

  • Kel | March 10, 2007 at 2:18 pm |

    Like, oh my gawd, Shaq, I just bought the same leggings! We could so be twins! You should try wearing something pastel with them…it would minimize your hips a little better!

    Or maybe…you could try wearing actual shorts!

  • Steve | March 10, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    nfl.com has an article on the new uni’s. Yes the numbers and the bolts are outlined in powder blue. The bolt outlined by both powder and navy.

    http://www.nfl.com/t...

  • Madd Matt | March 10, 2007 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote]Perhaps this is a step towards eliminating the “Devil”?[/quote]

    they won’t ever go away from that name ‘devil rays’ unless they change it completly…

  • Joe O | March 10, 2007 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”59464″]nfl.com has an article on the new uni’s. Yes the numbers and the bolts are outlined in powder blue. The bolt outlined by both powder and navy.

    http://www.nfl.com/t...[/quote]

    A “mettalic white helmet”? I need to see that…

    And the numbers look silly…

  • LES | March 10, 2007 at 3:55 pm |

    quarterback Philip Rivers said: “You know, it’s really an honor that they’ve chosen our team to be the first to wear this new uniform.”

    “HUH” Has Rivers had to many head hits this season ? who does he think is gonna get to wear the new Unis first ? “The Denver Broncos!”

    Les

  • Matt B | March 10, 2007 at 4:03 pm |

    Coach’s uniform newspaper piece (reg might be required). Sidney Lowe: stylin‘.

  • JJW | March 10, 2007 at 4:04 pm |

    Does anyone know where and/or when we can purchase the new MLB hats that are not the 100% wool they are going to use for the regular season?

  • Matt B | March 10, 2007 at 4:08 pm |

    I’m surprised the Heat didn’t start a riot in Miami by including the Cuban flag on those unis…

  • Patrick | March 10, 2007 at 4:25 pm |

    random question. i know theres been a lot of talk about modifying hats recently, and i was wondering if anyone knows a trick to permanently streching or enlarging a strectch-fit cap. its a L/XL and still too tight on my 7 5/8 head.

  • Chris | March 10, 2007 at 4:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”59476″]quarterback Philip Rivers said: “You know, it’s really an honor that they’ve chosen our team to be the first to wear this new uniform.”

    “HUH” Has Rivers had to many head hits this season ? who does he think is gonna get to wear the new Unis first ? “The Denver Broncos!”

    Les[/quote]

    You ever think he might be refering to some sort of new material or some new feature on the jersey that Reebok designed. So he considers it an honor the Chargers got it first instead of say the Colts or Pats.

  • Dean | March 10, 2007 at 5:11 pm |

    I don’t have any pics, but I prefer Lowe in the red jacket, and tie. The announcers of the VT NCST game saw Roy Williams in the stands, and wondered if NCST won, would Roy rock a powder blue jacket and tie for the ACC champ game.

  • Teebz | March 10, 2007 at 5:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”59460″]funny that the nba wouldnt choose the Raptors to participate in noche latina (i realize theyre not on the coast) but with the amount of internationals on the team and the multicultural community it seems like it would be a good fit.
    [/quote]

    “Noche Latina” would refer to Latin America as the flags show. I don’t believe the Raptors have any Latin American players on their roster.

  • bosox28 | March 10, 2007 at 5:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”59481″]random question. i know theres been a lot of talk about modifying hats recently, and i was wondering if anyone knows a trick to permanently streching or enlarging a strectch-fit cap. its a L/XL and still too tight on my 7 5/8 head.[/quote]

    put both fists in the hat then twist your fists in opposite directions

  • Jeff E. | March 10, 2007 at 6:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”59484″][quote comment=”59476″]quarterback Philip Rivers said: “You know, it’s really an honor that they’ve chosen our team to be the first to wear this new uniform.”

    “HUH” Has Rivers had to many head hits this season ? who does he think is gonna get to wear the new Unis first ? “The Denver Broncos!”

    Les[/quote]

    You ever think he might be refering to some sort of new material or some new feature on the jersey that Reebok designed. So he considers it an honor the Chargers got it first instead of say the Colts or Pats.[/quote]

    Possibly, but considering all the fanfare that RBK has made with the new hockey uniforms, you would think that there would be a bigger promotion if they do have some sort of new material, design, cut, etc. There’s not even a mention of anything like that in the article.

    I have to admit too that Rivers’ statement seems a bit odd.

  • jb | March 10, 2007 at 6:05 pm |

    I have always been a fan of high school hockey unis and my favorite is in the finals tonigh of the Minnesota state tournament. The Grand Rapids Thunderhawks (aka the Halloween Machine). They are playing the Roseau Rams. I also like their unis.

  • DRob | March 10, 2007 at 6:13 pm |

    I’m pretty sure in the Sun on San Diego article (maybe I think?) they talked about the Chargers jerseys being the first of a new “elastic” jersey type. They claim it makes it harder to pull on the jersey to tackle them.

  • Erik | March 10, 2007 at 6:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”59449″]The NBA really needs to tone down the “theme” nights. You’d think this was minor league hockey.[/quote]
    Quoted for truth. Focus on the game, not on marketing. How often do you see an NFL theme night?

  • Matt | March 10, 2007 at 6:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”59468″][quote]Perhaps this is a step towards eliminating the “Devil”?[/quote]

    they won’t ever go away from that name ‘devil rays’ unless they change it completly…[/quote]

    Not true. They have been moving away from using Devil in the name for the past few years. You cannot find officially liscenced MLB products with the world Devil on it, just Rays.

    Unfortunate because it is stupid people are complaining that it says Devil in it, referring to an animal.

    Too many people didn’t like it, so they are most likely going to be just the “Rays” next year. Absolutley stupid if you ask me.

    They just invested millions into a tank full of sting rays, so that is how I know they will keep the Rays in the name, but most likely just drop the Devil. It pisses me off.

  • Rich Bruns | March 10, 2007 at 7:20 pm |

    Why isn’t Florida wearing their new unis in the SEC tournament. Photo from today.

  • Daryl | March 10, 2007 at 7:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”59453″][quote comment=”59450″]Another pic of the new Charger uniforms (I posted this in yesterday’s comments this morning.)
    http://www.signonsan...
    I’m still not sure about the pants. If they keep the curved lightning bolt on the new white helmet, that will mean there are three different types of bolts on the unis.
    Oh, and no numbers on the side, only on the back :([/quote]

    Like those Heat unis- also never been much of a fan of those. Since we don’t have the NBA here (just the Warriors) I don’t really keep up with the NBA- but Shaq is one huge dude.

    No numbers on the chargers sides? ack! Are there any shots of the helmet?[/quote]

    If you read the article it mentions that the numbers are on the shoulders on the jersey.

  • Minna H. | March 10, 2007 at 8:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”59498″]I have always been a fan of high school hockey unis and my favorite is in the finals tonigh of the Minnesota state tournament. The Grand Rapids Thunderhawks (aka the Halloween Machine). They are playing the Roseau Rams. I also like their unis.[/quote]

    jb, two excellent unis. I am rooting for Grand Rapids, and I agree that their unis are slightly better than Roseau’s.

    I like the Miami unis, but the red stripe is too shiny and wide. Also, the pics make me cringe because all I can see is Shaq dunking on two hapless Timberwolves players and Udonis Haslem shooting over a flat-footed Mike James while KG leans away from the action.

    Ah, good times.

  • Pat | March 10, 2007 at 8:12 pm |

    Two things–I don’t have pics, but:
    did anyone catch the player in the A-10 final for GW who was missing the “GW” logo on his front neck? How did that happen?
    And: Has anyone pointed out that, aside from the experimentation with team jerseys, Oregon’s cheerleaders also wear unusual outfits made by Nike?
    Hey Paul, ever done a column on cheerleader uni’s?

  • Pat | March 10, 2007 at 8:13 pm |

    And-also curious about the Florida uni’s. Maybe they saw the others and came to their senses.

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  • M | March 10, 2007 at 8:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”59495″][quote comment=”59484″][quote comment=”59476″]quarterback Philip Rivers said: “You know, it’s really an honor that they’ve chosen our team to be the first to wear this new uniform.”

    “HUH” Has Rivers had to many head hits this season ? who does he think is gonna get to wear the new Unis first ? “The Denver Broncos!”

    Les[/quote]

    You ever think he might be refering to some sort of new material or some new feature on the jersey that Reebok designed. So he considers it an honor the Chargers got it first instead of say the Colts or Pats.[/quote]

    Possibly, but considering all the fanfare that RBK has made with the new hockey uniforms, you would think that there would be a bigger promotion if they do have some sort of new material, design, cut, etc. There’s not even a mention of anything like that in the article.

    I have to admit too that Rivers’ statement seems a bit odd.[/quote]

    Obviously hes referring “our team” to the 2007 edition of the Chargers, not the organization. He’s saying he’s honored the bringing in the new jerseys for this current/roster, rather then any Drew Brees or Doug Flutie led teams of the past. Think people, think.

  • =bg= | March 10, 2007 at 8:45 pm |

    run those last two posts by me again.

  • JeffB | March 10, 2007 at 9:38 pm |

    Just to follow up on yesterday’s posts on hard plastic backing on jersey patches, I got my weekly newsletter from Murf and Pat Denny, and it contained this tidbit.

    “REMOVING THE STIFF BACKING ON PATCHES

    Here are two methods collectors have used with success.

    Boil water in a small sauce pan. Drop the patch in for about 90 seconds. Use tongs to remove it. Let stand and cool for about 20-30 seconds. Carefully start peeling the backing, but only remove less than an 1/8 of it. Then place the patch back in the boiling water for about another 1-2 minutes. Remove again and let stand for another few seconds so it’s not to hot to handle. Go
    back to the place where you previously began peeling and pull the backing the rest of the way off. I then place them on a small cookie cooling rack to dry out. The boiling will not hurt the
    patch at all and is by far the best way to take off backings. “I’ve done dozens with 100% success”. These instructions are from an experienced collector.

    Another collector says “I used an Iron to take it off. I put down a cloth on the board, then some wax paper. Then I placed the patch on it plastic side down. Apply heat to the top of the patch,
    until the plastic on the back gets hot enough to be tacky. use pliers or tweezers to slowly remove the plastic backing. ADVISE, the same as the boiling method, you must be patient, it is a
    consuming process. I think the last one I did took about 20 minutes.

  • JeffB | March 10, 2007 at 9:41 pm |

    Any way to edit my crappy use of tags by the way?

    That email was from Murfandpat.com, which you will be taken to if you click on the BIG old link in the post above.

    Close all tags, Jeff, close all tags. Sheesh.

  • Jason | March 10, 2007 at 10:04 pm |

    First- To stretch flexfit hats I like to put the hat on a slightly deflated volleyball, inflate it, and let the ball wear the hat for a day or so. It stretches the elastic nicely.

    Second- According the the manager of my local Lids, they have to wait until March 30th for the official launch of the new MLB hats. However, they had a Tigers one from the World Series and while it looks the same, the material is much smoother and the hat is much lighter. And if you are into white hats, they can actually make them white with the new material, not cream like the wool 5950s.

  • david | March 10, 2007 at 11:19 pm |

    Seeing the Brewers Silver Anniversay Patch commemorating the 1982 World Series made me start thinking about that Series. There are a few uniform related oddities about that series:

    1. It was the last all-pullover shirt World Series.

    2. It was the first time a team played in a World Series wearing red shoes. (Incidently, there have only been six other red shoes teams in the World Series (85 Cards, 87 Cards, 90 Reds, 93 Phillies, 04 Cards and 06 Cards).

    3. It was one of only two World Series where both teams wore powder blue road uniforms. (The other was the 1980 Phillies/Royals series).

  • Tom | March 10, 2007 at 11:43 pm |

    Great shot of a tribute patch Hofstra Lacrosse players are wearing.

    Info here.

  • JB | March 11, 2007 at 1:28 am |

    Hopefully Florida did see how ridiculous those unis looked and aren’t going to break them out…especially the black ones (douchechills.) Hopefully the fact that they got slaughtered at Tenn when then wore them earlier in the season keeps them out of those things for superstition’s sake.

  • Jeff I | March 11, 2007 at 1:38 am |

    [quote comment=”59530″]Great shot of a tribute patch Hofstra Lacrosse players are wearing.

    Info here.[/quote]

    Great tribute.

    I had posted a few weeks ago when I saw the patch from afar, but I couldn’t read anything on it, but figured whom it was for.

    Great catch, Tom

  • Daren | March 11, 2007 at 2:19 am |

    Here is a link to the ‘Military Tribute Night’ Manitoba Moose game. Pictures of their uniforms can be found at the bottom of the website.

    I’m not sure what that patch on the upper left hand side of their jersey is supposed to be though.

  • Jason | March 11, 2007 at 6:16 pm |

    Miami has the metallic white helmets already, so it’s nothing new.

  • Matt from the 'Ville | March 11, 2007 at 7:20 pm |

    Paul,

    I know that your not a big College Basketball fan but know that the Tournement field is set can we get a bracket filled out by you based on the uniforms the teams wear. I think it might be a good article for Thursday.