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Sunday Open Thread

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It’s bad enough for rough, tough rugby player to wear pink. It’s even worse to wear pink while you’ve got the word “Orange” emblazoned on your chest.

 

94 comments to Sunday Open Thread

  • warren thompson | March 25, 2007 at 8:24 am |

    I do believe that way back when, Syracuse University (the “Orange[men])had pink as one of their official colors.

  • Tom | March 25, 2007 at 8:51 am |

    How does it feel to put on the Pink Under Armour then the pink jersey?

  • Joe | March 25, 2007 at 8:52 am |

    In case anyone was wondering, the team is Stade Francais and Orange is a name of a mobile phone company

  • PFGuay | March 25, 2007 at 9:16 am |

    Ken Singleton’s kid Justin Singleton was wearing #20 on his jersey, but Russ Adam’s #8 batting helmet. I guesss this is fairly common in Spring Training games.

  • Steve | March 25, 2007 at 9:22 am |

    [quote comment=”62871″]I do believe that way back when, Syracuse University (the “Orange[men])had pink as one of their official colors.[/quote]

    Yup, their original colors were pink and pea green – yikes!

  • douglas | March 25, 2007 at 9:43 am |

    Beside SF rugby recent tendancy, there are a lot more pink teams than people think, not to mention the gay factor in Stade Français case, including a nude players calendar and a gay (very) friendly owner. In fact, there’s even more pink in mens sports than womens : cycling team T-Mobile from Germany, legendary Juventus who at times wears a pink away jersey to remind its original 1897 colors, or Palermo, also from Italy . It’s funny how only tough, manly teams wear pink. You don’t wanna mess with these rugby players or Palermo angry hooligans in Sicily, who just killed a cop last month.

  • Chris | March 25, 2007 at 9:51 am |

    Did anyone notice that the Division II champions Barton College have a small “Bulldogs” imprinted on the back of their jersey near the collar? I don’t have a pic, but it’s there. I haven’t seen anything like that on anyother basketball team.

  • Jason | March 25, 2007 at 10:10 am |

    I noticed yesterday that Greg Oden still had the blood stains on his jersey from Thursday’s game. I would have thought at this level that they’d have extras on hand, or that Nike would be able to overnight them a new one. Maybe it was a superstition thing. You can kind of see them here.

  • Florian | March 25, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    Maybe it was a superstition thing.

    Pretty sure it was. Athletes, I guess, are the most superstitious people on this planet (okay, maybe sceond to sports fans *thinking about the fact that I need to wear an item of clothing belonging to another team for my team to win this season*).

    As for the pink thing, I don’t know, the pink/purple combination is a lot worse in my mind than the pink/black combo that Juve or Palermo field.

  • Dan | March 25, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    decided to find some pics for you guys.

    juventus original 1900 pink jersey here

    palermo’s jersey. look at the socks on that team.

    and since we’re on the pink jersey theme: disgusting

    and how manly can a sport be when the prize for winning is a pink jersey

    sorry couldn’t find a better picture of Oden’s blood stains or one or Barton’s jersey.

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | March 25, 2007 at 11:05 am |

    The U.S. Soccer Team is wearing their new blue pinstriped alternates with blue shorts. They don’t look as bad in action

  • DYCSoccer17 | March 25, 2007 at 11:06 am |

    Good Lord. Nike really massacred the USA Soccer Shirts. Please, please, please stop. USA Soccer is not the Oregon Ducks.

  • Joe | March 25, 2007 at 11:06 am |

    US Soccer Third Jersey (Blue & Pinstriped) in action on ESPN 2 (watching now noon, Sunday). It looks like it’s paired with a pair of blue non striped shorts.

  • Hitch | March 25, 2007 at 11:28 am |

    and since we’re on the pink jersey theme: disgusting

    = phototshop

  • Clevo | March 25, 2007 at 11:31 am |

    I don’t know how anyone can complain about the US alt kits when they are on the same pitch as the Ecuador gear.

    and I don’t think you can solely blame Nike for those. Someone at US Soccer had to approve them. There’s no Diamond Plate, weird panels or attempts to make logos look tougher or modern. And honestly, since they mostly show the wide shot, you would never know they are pinstriped. It could be worse, Diadora could be making the gear.

    What I don’t get is why they would have a blue 3rd kit when their 2nd kit is already blue.

  • =bg= | March 25, 2007 at 11:31 am |

    Closeup of Zito’s glove- can’t really see the contrasting laces so much tho.

  • =bg= | March 25, 2007 at 11:32 am |

    well, maybe i should add the link.
    http://sfgate.com/cg...

  • Joe | March 25, 2007 at 11:33 am |

    The white band on the US Soccer shirts neck line doesn’t go all the way around the collar. From the long distance shots seems like I’m watching the Italians.

  • Kerry | March 25, 2007 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”62902″]The U.S. Soccer Team is wearing their new blue pinstriped alternates with blue shorts. They don’t look as bad in action[/quote]
    I was thinking the same thing. They look much better in action on TV then the close-up picture we saw a few days ago.

  • Patrick | March 25, 2007 at 11:48 am |

    Randy Wolf started on the road against the Orioles and wore his performance 5950, with silver colored in where the ear flaps would be, ala Nomar or Jeff Kent.

    Randy Wolf

    His teammates, of course, wore their BP caps, as they normally do on the road.

    Wilson Valdez

  • Allison | March 25, 2007 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”62908″]Closeup of Zito’s glove- can’t really see [quote comment=”62909″]well, maybe i should add the link.
    http://sfgate.com/cg...
    the contrasting laces so much tho.[/quote]

    That’s because that’s not the glove with the super contrasting laces. That glove was burgundy, while the glove you linked to is tan.

  • C.N. | March 25, 2007 at 12:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”62899″]Maybe it was a superstition thing.

    Pretty sure it was. Athletes, I guess, are the most superstitious people on this planet (okay, maybe sceond to sports fans *thinking about the fact that I need to wear an item of clothing belonging to another team for my team to win this season*).

    As for the pink thing, I don’t know, the pink/purple combination is a lot worse in my mind than the pink/black combo that Juve or Palermo field.[/quote]

    Pink and black together actually don’t look too bad, as long as the black is the dominant color.

  • Michael | March 25, 2007 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”62902″]The U.S. Soccer Team is wearing their new blue pinstriped alternates with blue shorts. They don’t look as bad in action[/quote]
    I must say, those jerseys are quite nice, but would look much better with white shorts, possibly red.

  • Dan | March 25, 2007 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”62920″][quote comment=”62902″]The U.S. Soccer Team is wearing their new blue pinstriped alternates with blue shorts. They don’t look as bad in action[/quote]
    I must say, those jerseys are quite nice, but would look much better with white shorts, possibly red.[/quote]

    i think white shorts would be better, to match the stripe color. also, the striping isn’t on the side panel of the uniform. looks a little strange.

  • Paulio | March 25, 2007 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”62921″][quote comment=”62920″][quote comment=”62902″]The U.S. Soccer Team is wearing their new blue pinstriped alternates with blue shorts. They don’t look as bad in action[/quote]
    I must say, those jerseys are quite nice, but would look much better with white shorts, possibly red.[/quote]

    i think white shorts would be better, to match the stripe color. also, the striping isn’t on the side panel of the uniform. looks a little strange.[/quote]

    This was a bad team to roll out the jerseys against because the Ecuadorians have a blue sleeve and shorts that are the same blue. The U.S. should have asked them to wear a different color short.

  • adam | March 25, 2007 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”62923″][quote comment=”62921″][quote comment=”62920″][quote comment=”62902″]The U.S. Soccer Team is wearing their new blue pinstriped alternates with blue shorts. They don’t look as bad in action[/quote]
    I must say, those jerseys are quite nice, but would look much better with white shorts, possibly red.[/quote]

    i think white shorts would be better, to match the stripe color. also, the striping isn’t on the side panel of the uniform. looks a little strange.[/quote]

    This was a bad team to roll out the jerseys against because the Ecuadorians have a blue sleeve and shorts that are the same blue. The U.S. should have asked them to wear a different color short.[/quote]

    They should’ve just worn the White shorts they show as the 3rd short on the website.

  • jones | March 25, 2007 at 1:57 pm |

    im coaching my little brother’s coach’s pitch team this year. we are the athletics, and i was wondering if any one knew a good site to order kid size stirrups. i’m really excited about him getting to wear the green w/ the yellow sani’s, but everybody in the family thinks im obessed weirdo!

  • Madd Matt | March 25, 2007 at 2:11 pm |

    about the stipups, google it, i found a site a few months ago that had em, i don’t have it on hand though…

    the us soccer should go to adidas kits…

  • Jeff I. | March 25, 2007 at 2:20 pm |

    Oregon’s wearing their black jerseys.

    Is this their third different jersey this tournament?

  • bj in gainesville | March 25, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    Humpty is getting a head start on cutting down the nets… blew a hole in it from 30ft.

    as far as OU is concerned, at least their black unis don’t have faux-diamondplate on them.

  • Michael | March 25, 2007 at 2:28 pm |

    Oregon’s wearing their black jerseys.

    Is this their third different jersey this tournament?

    Second Round against winthrop, Sweet 16 against UNLV, and black against florida. I don’t know what they wore against miami of ohio.

  • Michael | March 25, 2007 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”62933″]Oregon’s wearing their black jerseys.

    Is this their third different jersey this tournament?

    Second Round against winthrop, Sweet 16 against UNLV, and black against florida. I don’t know what they wore against miami of ohio.[/quote]

    anyway, they wore yellow against winthrop and white against unlv… links…

  • Iabern | March 25, 2007 at 2:34 pm |

    To the comment on #27. You can find youth stirrups and sanitaries at sportsjunk.com. My kids little league team is orange and I was able to find orange stirrups for him

  • Flip | March 25, 2007 at 2:37 pm |

    Can’t find any photos, but back in the ’60s and ’70s, the University of Kansas track squad wore a variation of red and blue that was more pink and baby blue. This was back when Bob Timmons was coach and among his athletes was miler Jim Ryan.

  • DRob | March 25, 2007 at 3:08 pm |

    I didn’t think the new USMNT third jersey was all that bad in action. We should’ve worn white shorts though, I think it would look better.

    Since the main pic was a pink jersey, the US Women’s National Team will wear a pink jersey (for breast cancer research I think) rather soon (in next couple of friendlies).

  • Will | March 25, 2007 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”62929″]about the stipups, google it, i found a site a few months ago that had em, i don’t have it on hand though…

    the us soccer should go to adidas kits…[/quote]
    No, they shouldn’t. They should stand up to Nike and demand a reasonably unique jersey, at least as far as the third jerseys are concerned.

    Nike gets all the bad pub but adidas is just as insidious, what with their variations on a theme jersey for the World Cup squads. adidas didn’t even bother to give Germany a unique kit. How lazy.

    NB: I work for neither Nike nor adidas. :-)

  • Dan | March 25, 2007 at 3:23 pm |

    I really like the color scheme Toronto FC picked out.. not crazy about the generic template though

  • bj in gainesville | March 25, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    I’m pretty sure the USMNT will continue to use Nike solely on the basis of it being an American company, rather than going to a foreign supplier.

  • T.C. | March 25, 2007 at 3:31 pm |

    I really, really like the black uniforms that oregon is wearing today. Don’t know what it is, just think it’s a very good look

  • shaylen | March 25, 2007 at 3:33 pm |

    I think the usmnt unis looked better both because they were in action and they had numbers.Does anybody else think the half moon trim on all of the new nike soccer uniforms looks similar to the bp caps?

  • tc | March 25, 2007 at 3:33 pm |

    the Telkom Baskets from Bonn, Germany:
    pink!
    pink!
    pink!
    WTF?

  • Andy from KC | March 25, 2007 at 3:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”62948″]the Telkom Baskets from Bonn, Germany:
    pink!
    pink!
    pink!
    WTF?[/quote]

    WTF is right. If the team wore the unis that the mascot is wearing, they wouldn’t look half bad.

    For the record, I just want to point out that pink CAN look masculine — it has been done before.

  • Steve | March 25, 2007 at 3:59 pm |

    Oregon’s jerseys are awful. I keep looking at the yellow highlighter on my desk every time I look up at the tv……

  • David110 | March 25, 2007 at 4:01 pm |

    I’ll give Oregon this. Their baskeball unis are 1000X better then their football unis.

    Speaking of the US team. They looked good and played good.

  • warren thompson | March 25, 2007 at 4:10 pm |

    It’s amazing, if not something else, that a certain color is associated with a lifestyle (or whatever).

    Do colors actually have that much power and influence?

    Is pink a “less masculine” color than red or blue or … you name it?

    Is the light blue of North Carolina and UCLA less powerful than the darker blue of Duke and Penn State?

    Please, somebody/anybody, help me out here …. :(

  • My Name is Not Earl | March 25, 2007 at 4:31 pm |

    Just saw Shooter, and toward the end of the movie, Marky Mark has some major logo creep (or, as they call it in the movies, product placement) on a ski hat he’s wearing in the snow. UnderArmour must have shelled out some big bucks.

  • =bg= | March 25, 2007 at 4:34 pm |

    from sfgate:
    “Sammy Sosa said he doesn’t appreciate that Jason Marquis is wearing his old Cubs number, 21.”

    boo hoo.

  • bj in gainesville | March 25, 2007 at 4:35 pm |

    the psychological effects are what you make of them. Some guys would never wear pink unis, let alone a pink shirt. Some could care less. Professional athletes probably don’t care as much as other men might: what does a world-class rugby player do to prove he’s manly besides play rugby? Just cuz he’s wearing a pink jersey, doesn’t mean he’s not man enough to beat the crap out of another guy.

    And then there’s the ability to turn it around and make a perceived “negative” a positive: imagine the psychological blow of being laid-out by a guy wearing pink.

  • Andy from KC | March 25, 2007 at 4:45 pm |

    My favorite usage of pink in sports is Iowa coach Hayden Fry ordering the visiting team’s locker room to be painted pink. I still find the pics hilarious. Fry has a background in psychology and assumed, correctly, that pink locker rooms would be unsettling, irritating, and otherwise distracting to opponents.

  • Michael Emody | March 25, 2007 at 4:51 pm |

    Wearing pink shouldn’t be so bad if you just think of it as “light red.”

  • Chuck Ryals | March 25, 2007 at 5:01 pm |

    REAL MEN DONT WEAR PINK!!!!

  • Mike Engle | March 25, 2007 at 5:05 pm |

    Is it a FIFA rule to have front numbers on the shirts? I notice how none of the EPL teams have front numbers on the shirts, just on the backs and on the front thigh.

  • steve | March 25, 2007 at 5:06 pm |

    Rey Ordonez of the Mariners is wearing purple longsleeves under his uniform today. Last time I checked, the Mariners’ color scheme didn’t include purple. Hmm…

  • Brandon Grimm | March 25, 2007 at 5:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”62946″]I really, really like the black uniforms that oregon is wearing today. Don’t know what it is, just think it’s a very good look[/quote]

    I agree completly. In fact I like all of their basketball unis. I think people look down on them mainly based on what the football uniforms looked like. And when comparing them to some of the other monstrosities out there (i.e. Memphis) they are some of the best you’ll come across.

  • James Craven | March 25, 2007 at 5:24 pm |

    Now if the president of the University of Oregon can get rid of those football disateraphies…

  • warren thompson | March 25, 2007 at 5:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”62963″]REAL MEN DONT WEAR PINK!!!![/quote]

    For Pete’s sake, who carved that in stone?

  • Euge! | March 25, 2007 at 5:33 pm |

    Pink rocks…

  • Miguel | March 25, 2007 at 5:45 pm |

    US soccer jerseys kits in action.

    I don’t mind ’em – seeing as how they’re a 3rd alternate.

  • nico | March 25, 2007 at 5:47 pm |

    Mike Engle: Yes, FIFA mandates the use of frontal uni numbers. The reason the Premiership, and most of the leagues, don’t use numbers on the front is sponsorship. Having a number makes the jersey to busy and take attention away from the sponsor. Of the top of my head, Brazil is the only league that has front uni numbers at club level. Check out Flamengo’s kit.

  • BA | March 25, 2007 at 5:57 pm |

    Here’s an article that I came across about the Georgetown hoops team changing out of their “unlucky” Jordan XX2 shoes at halftime on friday…which obviously made all of the difference in the second half.

    Its not working too well for them today so far. (I think some of the UNC players are actually wearing Jordan XX2s…)

  • schuby | March 25, 2007 at 5:59 pm |


    1. Pink ain’t bad. No color shouldn’t be worn because of who it is generally associated with. It really makes no sense.

    2. Jones, there could possibly be some here.

  • Mark in Shiga | March 25, 2007 at 6:13 pm |

    Love the US soccer shirts with the white pinstripes. Should be worn with white shorts (or, barring that, blue shorts with the same pinstripes).

    Front jersey numbers look much better than some ugly advertisement.

  • nico | March 25, 2007 at 6:16 pm |

    Agreed Mark

  • BA | March 25, 2007 at 6:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”62980″]Here’s an article that I came across about the Georgetown hoops team changing out of their “unlucky” Jordan XX2 shoes at halftime on friday…which obviously made all of the difference in the second half.

    Its not working too well for them today so far. (I think some of the UNC players are actually wearing Jordan XX2s…)[/quote]

    I spoke too soon…maybe the Jordans are unlucky!

    As Mars Blackman once said…”Is it the shoes?”

  • Heaps | March 25, 2007 at 6:37 pm |

    Speaking of pink, the North High School Polar Bears (Des Moines, Iowa) used to have green and pink as their school colors. I thought it was cool because it was pretty unique, but the players always hated the pink, and eventually they did away with it, changing to green and silver.

  • Kyle | March 25, 2007 at 6:37 pm |

    I’m so sick of seeing the brand Nike basketball jerseys everywhere on TV and the internet. Georgetown, Ohio State, and Florida all have the disgusting Nike style jerseys. Watching North Carolina v. G’Town and Oregon v. Florida where all of the teams involved had those stupid shoulder stripes made me want to throw something at my tv. Whatever happened to individuality – stop making every team identical! At least UCLA made it into the final four, so we will have their beauties to look at for a while longer.

  • Brian | March 25, 2007 at 6:44 pm |

    My sophomore year of high school I played rec basketball (95-96) we were named the Sonics yet we were given pink t-shirt jerseys. Next year same team, magically changed to a dark blue jersey.

  • rob | March 25, 2007 at 6:46 pm |

    US to adidas?…please no, then we’d get those clima-crap jerseys that all look exactly the same as 400 other teams around the world

    just like all of these teams: Number 1: , Number 2 , and Number 3

    adidas kits are killing the game, there’s no variation, at least the US kits are unique

  • The Original Lee | March 25, 2007 at 7:07 pm |

    adidas kits are killing the game?

    for once nike doesnt use a template, and theyre great. did you see the 2002 world cup? every nike team had the same template, so before you jump on adidas, realize that this is the first time in i cant even remember how long since nike hasnt used a template.

  • Minna H. | March 25, 2007 at 7:44 pm |

    Pink looks better on men than women, but there is still no room in sports for it. To my surprise, I really like the soccer team’s alternate kit, even with the blue shorts. I am rooting for the Hoyas to win, partially based on uni, which would bust my own brackets, but I’m ok with that.

  • nando fuentevilla | March 25, 2007 at 7:51 pm |

    At least nike didn’t use that many templates in the last world cup, and I agree: adidas is killing the game, there is no creativity and i’m beginning to hate the stripes, why does everyting has to have the three stripes????

  • Todd | March 25, 2007 at 7:54 pm |

    Speaking of pink, how many out there knew that Penn State’s original colors were pink and black. Thankfully, because of the black constantly fading, they changed to blue and white in 1890.

  • zach | March 25, 2007 at 8:20 pm |

    What about under aromur making uniforms. I bet if they made them the U.S would wear them

  • Minna H. | March 25, 2007 at 8:20 pm |

    I have a question for all you intelligent people out there. I was watching the local high-school boys’ basketball tourney, and there was a player with a giant swoosh on his headband. Now, I know advertising brands aren’t legal in college, but is the same true for high school? I’m in MN, if that helps.

    If no one knows, perhaps someone can point me in a general direction to find out? Thanks.

  • Dave A | March 25, 2007 at 8:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”62980″]Here’s an article that I came across about the Georgetown hoops team changing out of their “unlucky” Jordan XX2 shoes at halftime on friday…which obviously made all of the difference in the second half.

    Its not working too well for them today so far. (I think some of the UNC players are actually wearing Jordan XX2s…)[/quote]

    Geez, that is one FUGLY pair of shoes!

  • Hitch | March 25, 2007 at 8:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”62963″]REAL MEN DONT WEAR PINK!!!![/quote]

    I guess I’m not a real man when I do. The women I hook up with definitely disagree though.

  • dggntgagbr | March 25, 2007 at 8:56 pm |

    poker is the name of the game walter gibson

  • BA | March 25, 2007 at 9:02 pm |

    The Lakers are wearing their Sunday home whites tonight and they have a special trim and patch on them. Anyone know what for?

    I am guessing it is for the “Fiesta Lakers” promotion… Similar to what the Suns did a while back.

    By the way, Kobe has 17 with three left in the first.

  • Hustle | March 25, 2007 at 9:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”62897″]I noticed yesterday that Greg Oden still had the blood stains on his jersey from Thursday’s game. I would have thought at this level that they’d have extras on hand, or that Nike would be able to overnight them a new one. Maybe it was a superstition thing. You can kind of see them here.[/quote]

    I love how, in the caption for the picture, it says that Oden “reacts”, and yet, he has the same expressionless look on his face that he always has. If Ohio State wins the National Title on a last second full court heave from Oden himself, he still won’t exude any joy.

    The above paragraph = why Kevin Durant SHOULD be the #1 pick in the Draft.

  • Ben | March 25, 2007 at 9:13 pm |

    as I was at the mlb player’s association “legends” game tonight and one of the pitchers ( i want to say ferguson jenkins, but I might be wrong) took his turn pitching with sunglasses on the back of his hat the whole time. I wish I had a camera to take a pic of it but sorry.

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | March 25, 2007 at 9:14 pm |


    I have a question for all you intelligent people out there. I was watching the local high-school boys’ basketball tourney, and there was a player with a giant swoosh on his headband. Now, I know advertising brands aren’t legal in college, but is the same true for high school? I’m in MN, if that helps.

    If no one knows, perhaps someone can point me in a general direction to find out? Thanks.

    I don’t know about Minnesota, but in Florida, we are not allowed to wear headbands with logos and such on them. However, one of my teammates and I both have logos on our headbands (he has a Nike logo and I have a U.S. Tennis Open logo on mine). What we do to get around it is put the logo on the back of our heads so that their out of the way. Despite this, one of our other teammates always gets caught for his New Balance logo. I think my logo would be acceptable because it’s not a logo of a company. I haven’t had any problems with referees over it, but they do yell at me about my socks. I wear the knee-high socks and the referees really have a problem with that for some reason. But that’s for another day.

  • matt d. | March 25, 2007 at 9:41 pm |

    georgetown = new nike ELITE team

  • Miguel | March 25, 2007 at 9:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”63018″]The Lakers are wearing their Sunday home whites tonight and they have a special trim and patch on them. Anyone know what for?

    I am guessing it is for the “Fiesta Lakers” promotion… Similar to what the Suns did a while back.

    By the way, Kobe has 17 with three left in the first.[/quote]

    Looks like a Latin-themed trim to me. And I think it’s the “Noche Latina” patch.

  • BA | March 25, 2007 at 9:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”63028″][quote comment=”63018″]The Lakers are wearing their Sunday home whites tonight and they have a special trim and patch on them. Anyone know what for?

    I am guessing it is for the “Fiesta Lakers” promotion… Similar to what the Suns did a while back.

    By the way, Kobe has 17 with three left in the first.[/quote]

    Looks like a Latin-themed trim to me. And I think it’s the “Noche Latina” patch.[/quote]

    That’s gotta be it. This is what the patch looks like.

    That was quick. Where did you find photos online of a game in progress?

  • Dan | March 25, 2007 at 11:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”63031″][quote comment=”63028″][quote comment=”63018″]The Lakers are wearing their Sunday home whites tonight and they have a special trim and patch on them. Anyone know what for?

    I am guessing it is for the “Fiesta Lakers” promotion… Similar to what the Suns did a while back.

    By the way, Kobe has 17 with three left in the first.[/quote]

    Looks like a Latin-themed trim to me. And I think it’s the “Noche Latina” patch.[/quote]

    That’s gotta be it. This is what the patch looks like.

    That was quick. Where did you find photos online of a game in progress?[/quote]

    the trim is all of the flags of Latin and South American countries. clearly the NBA is going after the Spanish speaking populace of these countries, which is why I found it funny to see the Brazilian (they speak Portuguese for those that didn’t know) flag on there.

  • Jon | March 25, 2007 at 11:25 pm |

    Is the light blue of North Carolina and UCLA less powerful than the darker blue of Duke and Penn State?

    Please, somebody/anybody, help me out here …. :([/quote]

    I would, but Duke and UCLA wear more of a royal blue, whereas Carolina wears both Columbia and Navy blue and Penn State wears Navy blue.

  • nico | March 25, 2007 at 11:56 pm |

    closing the tag…

  • Minna H. | March 26, 2007 at 12:08 am |

    [quote comment=”63023″]
    I have a question for all you intelligent people out there. I was watching the local high-school boys’ basketball tourney, and there was a player with a giant swoosh on his headband. Now, I know advertising brands aren’t legal in college, but is the same true for high school? I’m in MN, if that helps.

    If no one knows, perhaps someone can point me in a general direction to find out? Thanks.

    I don’t know about Minnesota, but in Florida, we are not allowed to wear headbands with logos and such on them. However, one of my teammates and I both have logos on our headbands (he has a Nike logo and I have a U.S. Tennis Open logo on mine). What we do to get around it is put the logo on the back of our heads so that their out of the way. Despite this, one of our other teammates always gets caught for his New Balance logo. I think my logo would be acceptable because it’s not a logo of a company. I haven’t had any problems with referees over it, but they do yell at me about my socks. I wear the knee-high socks and the referees really have a problem with that for some reason. But that’s for another day.[/quote]

    Vincent, that’s what I thought. I was really surprised to see the swoosh. I wonder if he got fined or reprimanded.

    Wait, the refs don’t like the knee-highs? What’s wrong with them?

  • Jon | March 26, 2007 at 12:44 am |

    [quote comment=”63045″][quote comment=”63023″]
    I have a question for all you intelligent people out there. I was watching the local high-school boys’ basketball tourney, and there was a player with a giant swoosh on his headband. Now, I know advertising brands aren’t legal in college, but is the same true for high school? I’m in MN, if that helps.

    If no one knows, perhaps someone can point me in a general direction to find out? Thanks.

    I don’t know about Minnesota, but in Florida, we are not allowed to wear headbands with logos and such on them. However, one of my teammates and I both have logos on our headbands (he has a Nike logo and I have a U.S. Tennis Open logo on mine). What we do to get around it is put the logo on the back of our heads so that their out of the way. Despite this, one of our other teammates always gets caught for his New Balance logo. I think my logo would be acceptable because it’s not a logo of a company. I haven’t had any problems with referees over it, but they do yell at me about my socks. I wear the knee-high socks and the referees really have a problem with that for some reason. But that’s for another day.[/quote]

    Vincent, that’s what I thought. I was really surprised to see the swoosh. I wonder if he got fined or reprimanded.

    Wait, the refs don’t like the knee-highs? What’s wrong with them?[/quote]

    They editted the rule book this year so that you can’t wear the long tights. Some socks look really smooth, and with the length of the shorts, sometimes you really can’t tell if someone’s wearing long socks or tights. The refs have to check.

  • Minna H. | March 26, 2007 at 12:49 am |

    [quote comment=”63048″][quote comment=”63045″]

    Vincent, that’s what I thought. I was really surprised to see the swoosh. I wonder if he got fined or reprimanded.

    Wait, the refs don’t like the knee-highs? What’s wrong with them?[/quote]

    They editted the rule book this year so that you can’t wear the long tights. Some socks look really smooth, and with the length of the shorts, sometimes you really can’t tell if someone’s wearing long socks or tights. The refs have to check.[/quote]

    Yeah, I know that’s true in the NBA, but high school? Huh.

    Funny skit on SNL last night (Peyton Manning was host). There was this clueless woman who was leading the ESPN pool, and she chose USC over Texas because Texas wears orange. “We do tangerine; we do coral; we DO NOT do orange!”

  • Eric | March 26, 2007 at 2:11 am |

    [quote comment=”62900″]and since we’re on the pink jersey theme: disgusting[/quote]

    looks like my wife did their laundry

  • Kevin from Ohio in Virginia | March 26, 2007 at 5:37 am |

    Excellent article here about teams who wear orange – mainly about Tennessee basketball.

    http://www.cleveland...

  • JP | March 26, 2007 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment=”62954″]Just saw Shooter, and toward the end of the movie, Marky Mark has some major logo creep (or, as they call it in the movies, product placement) on a ski hat he’s wearing in the snow. UnderArmour must have shelled out some big bucks.[/quote]

    I noticed this too – nice head wear by under armour. I was entertained by the movie, too.

  • euniqueform | March 30, 2007 at 5:51 pm |

    What’s even weirder is than the fact that the PINK shirt says “ORANGE” is that the word “ORANGE” is printed in BLUE. (!)