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And You Thought the Cool-Flo Looked Weird

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The e-mails started coming in on Tuesday evening — not a ton of them, but a steady trickle, all from readers who said something like this: “I’m watching the Georgia vs. Georgia Tech baseball game, and Tech is wearing some seriously weird-ass batting helmets.”

I couldn’t find the game on TV (apparently it was on Fox College Sports, or some other channel I don’t get), so I started poking around Ga. Tech’s web site, figuring I’d find some photos from other games. But all the pics seemed to show pretty basic batting helmets.

Fortunately, reader Brent Hardman was at the game (that’s him and his wife, Christy, posing with the UGA mascot, Hairy Dawg), and he had his camera. To see what he saw, look here, here, and here. Yowza! “Looks like a cross between the Arena League and Top Gun-style fighter helmets,” writes Hardman — a pretty astute analysis, I’d say.

As you can see, the helmets say “Worth” on the back. I’d heard of the Worth brand before but didn’t know much about it, so I went to their site and discovered that they’ve been around since the early 1900s and were among the pioneers of aluminum bats (which, according to their corporate timeline, were at one point used by prison guards to quell an inmate riot — gee, there’s a proud moment). Their current line of fielder’s gloves all have comic book-esque names like the Silencer, the Mayhem, and the Avenger, which should give you an idea of what sort of market they’re aiming for these days. They also make a chest protector that sort of looks like it has pockets.

Anyway: The helmet model being worn by Georgia Tech is the Worth Prodigy. Obviously, all the stripes and color inlays are designed to create a branded look, same as with the Cool-Flo (no surprise, since Worth and Rawlings, which makes the Cool-Flo, are both owned by K2).

One thing I noticed right away is that the Prodigy shown in basic stock photos has a dial in the back (this is presumably what the Worth web site describes as the helmet’s “dial-adjustable ring fit system”), but this dial is missing from the Tech helmets, which seems to leave the lower part of the head exposed. And I’m not the only one who noticed that: When I called Tech’s sports info department to learn more about the helmets, spokesperson Cheryl Watts told me, unprompted, “I don’t know if you noticed, but it comes up very high in the back. Some of us in the press box were like, ‘Does that cover his head?’ ”

Watts also explained that Tuesday wasn’t the first time Tech had worn the new lids — they’d also worn them last weekend against N.C. State. “Worth, who’s our bat and glove sponsor, approached us earlier in the season, and Coach [Danny] Hall said we could try them out,” she said. “That’s how we got started with them. When we saw them, we were all like, ‘Oh, gosh,’ just because they look so different.”

I asked Watts a few additional questions, and she later e-mailed back with the following info:

• Worth had a prototype at the last Coaches’ Convention and asked if Tech players would wear the helmet, and Coach Hall said that they probably would.

• The team just received the helmets in recently, which is why they hadn’t worn them earlier in the season.

• They intend to wear them at home games only, and it won’t be every home game either. We have a huge helmet case that we travel with, which can only hold one of the two sets of helmets that we have — and since we have worn the blue with everything in the past, it’s just more logical to take those.

Watts had also hoped to provide me with some reactions from the players, but that hasn’t happened yet. Meanwhile, the most interesting thing about the Prodigy is that is that it continues the move toward batting helmets that look nothing like caps. I’ll let you decide whether you think that’s a good thing (I’m sure you can guess where I stand).

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Research Project: Reader David Smalling suggests that all the fuss regarding Schilling’s sock presents a good opportunity to create a gallery of bloody uniforms — a good idea, if we can get enough of them. Know of any good pics? Send your tips here.

Meanwhile, XXXXXL-sized thanks to everyone who contributed numerological suggestions for yesterday’s ESPN column. I literally couldn’t have done this one without you, people — can’t even begin to tell you have much I appreciate it, and I’m truly sorry I couldn’t thank all of you by name.

Hell Jade on Wheels: I’m in the market for a used car, and I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear that I’d like it to be green. Thought I had a deal last week to buy a green Civic, but it fell through (don’t even ask), and I’m having a tough time tracking down another emerald chariot. So: If anyone in the NYC area knows of a small-ish used green car for sale, $10,000 or less, please get in touch.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Interesting article here about how several of the Red Sox are wearing little pedometers on their shoes. … Man, I warned them about this way back in November. … Great article here about the patches worn by New York City firefighters. … Rugby news from New Zealand, where the All Blacks have a new jersey (with thanks to Caleb Borchers). … Nice catch regarding Carmelo Anthony’s out-of-date sweatpants here. … Latest reason to move to St. Louis: According to an item toward the bottom of this page, most of the Cardinals have stopped wearing the new BP caps (good catch by Adam Morris and Elena Elms). … Interesting note from Greg Necastro, who ordered himself a Montgomery Biscuits cap (yes, best team name ever, best mascot ever, and so on) and was surprised to discover that “the majority of the graphic is an appliqué sewn onto the cap, but the feet are separate and [embroidered] directly onto the hat panels. … I emailed the retail manager for the Biscuits. He said he really didn’t know why the cap was done like that but that it’s been that way since New Era made the first hat back in 2003.” … Shouldn’t there be some rule about yellow vs. orange? Additional pics here, here, and here, but trust me, none of these shots really captures how bright this game was. I don’t think they even bothered to turn on the lights in the arena. … Wondering where Michael Irvin gets those bizarro suits? Okay, probably not, but look here anyway (with thanks to Randy Miller). … Brian Urlacher’s contraband cap is doing brisk business on eBay. … According to a small item buried at the bottom of this page, the Steelers will unveil a 75th-season throwback uni today. If they follow the Eagles’ example and try to match their 1933 design, they’ll end up with something like this (much like what they wore for the NFL’s 1994 throwback program). … Update: No such luck regarding the Steelers’ throwbacks — full gallery of pics available here.

 

195 comments to And You Thought the Cool-Flo Looked Weird

  • MH | April 27, 2007 at 9:11 am |

    Paul: Given the build-up and hype, I guess I was expecting a bit more from the (admittedly odd-looking) GT batting helmets. Oh well, at least it’s Friday.

  • Paul Lukas | April 27, 2007 at 9:12 am |

    [quote comment=”76828″]Paul: Given the build-up and hype, I guess I was expecting a bit more from the (admittedly odd-looking) GT batting helmets. Oh well, at least it’s Friday.[/quote]

    Whoa, sorry to ruin your day!

  • MH | April 27, 2007 at 9:15 am |

    Fear not, Paul, the pic of the Steeler’s 1933 unis more than compensated. Also, nothing can ruin a Friday.

  • KT | April 27, 2007 at 9:15 am |

    Just to add to the “why do they wear that number?” thing, since there was only (by my count) one soccer player on the list:

    Jeff Parke of the New York Red Bulls wears #60 because he was the 60th and final player taken in the 2004 draft.

    Jeff Cunningham of Real Salt Lake switched his number to 74 before the 2006 season because he had scored 74 regular-season goals in his career in MLS. He scored 16 goals last year, so he wears #90 this year and plans to petition for a three-digit number if he scores 10 or more this year.

    Jaime Moreno of DC United used to wear #9, but switched to #99 when Freddy Adu joined the league in 2004 and took #9. Now Adu has been traded to Real Salt Lake, but Moreno still wears #99.

    And Real Salt Lake’s Andy Williams switched from his longtime #7 to #77 this year, but I have no idea why.

  • Paul P. | April 27, 2007 at 9:23 am |

    Heard that at last nights Red Sox v. Orioles game that Kevin Millar had his sock painted red at some point, maybe during BP? Can’t find any photographic evidence though… help anyone?

    Paul, the new Page 2 Uni Watch logo rocks, and it was a great number rundown.

  • Robert | April 27, 2007 at 9:24 am |

    If the Cool-Flo and the Worth Prodigy really take root, and the trend toward football-looking helmets persists, I wonder how long it will be before we start seeing logos on the sides of the helmet instead of the front.

  • Jeff | April 27, 2007 at 9:24 am |

    From the front those helmets don’t look too bad (not great, but not awful). I don’t like GT having a the two color stripping though. But from the back those helmets are hideous.

  • Robert | April 27, 2007 at 9:28 am |

    In response to Paul’s car search, I suggest the lime green hatchback from the funny ebay commercial. (My efforts to find the ad on youtube failed. Alas.)

  • Marty Met | April 27, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    Reggie Jackson wore number 20 when he originaly signed with the Yankees in tribute to Frank Robinson but switched to 44.

  • Mike | April 27, 2007 at 9:34 am |

    Paul, thought you would like to know that a local sports talk station used your espn column today to fill a segement. But of course without any recognition of the source.

  • Bryan | April 27, 2007 at 9:36 am |

    Red Wings F Kirk Maltby wore a logo with a 6 on his helmet, honoring Navy Blue Angels Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Davis, who died Saturday in South Carolina during an air show in South Carolina. Maltby rode in Davis’ jet last summer. No pics though, sorry.

  • Carl | April 27, 2007 at 9:37 am |

    Why would Georgia Tech have blue helmets? Everybody knows bumblebees are yellow and black!

  • Ian K | April 27, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    Paul, yesterday’s Uni Watch article filled an entire segment on the morning show on 1310 The Ticket in Dallas. The host said the produder “dug up this list” about uniform numbers. They gave no credit to Uni Watch!!

  • Bill T. | April 27, 2007 at 9:59 am |

    [quote comment=”76844″]Paul, yesterday’s Uni Watch article filled an entire segment on the morning show on 1310 The Ticket in Dallas. The host said the produder “dug up this list” about uniform numbers. They gave no credit to Uni Watch!![/quote]

    Bastards!

  • john | April 27, 2007 at 9:59 am |

    Looks like the helmet Elroy Jetson used to wear

  • neal s | April 27, 2007 at 10:02 am |

    [quote comment=”76844″]Paul, yesterday’s Uni Watch article filled an entire segment on the morning show on 1310 The Ticket in Dallas. The host said the produder “dug up this list” about uniform numbers. They gave no credit to Uni Watch!![/quote]

    Why not post that host’s email address here so we can all send him a friendly reminder? Nothing over the top, but simply a bunch of folks making it clear that he ought to be more responsible. If we do that now he’ll be less likely to jack someone’s work in the future.

  • Graf Zeppelin | April 27, 2007 at 10:03 am |

    Can’t believe I forgot this one…

    Rangers goalie Kevin Weekes wears #80 because the NHL won’t let him wear #00, and 80 looks the most similar.

  • BStu | April 27, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    So, you’re not interested in a purple car?

    That Steelers throwback looks awesome. Hope it avoids the hyper-satiny look of the Eagles throwback.

  • KT | April 27, 2007 at 10:05 am |

    Colin Cowherd works in Dallas now?

    ;)

  • Sir Jock Strap | April 27, 2007 at 10:07 am |

    Here you go, Paul.

    Compact.

    Green.

    http://www.minimania...

  • Mike | April 27, 2007 at 10:08 am |

    Regarding the ESPN number roster. You have Yzerman wearing #19 in honor of Trottier, well when Joe Thornton was still in Boston he switched from the #6 to the #19 in honor of Yzerman.

    The reason he originally wore #6 was his agent suggested it. He told Joe that it would be good luck to wear a single digit in Boston because all of the other single digits (except #1) were either retired or about to be.

  • Kevin from Ohio in Virginia | April 27, 2007 at 10:10 am |

    This Buckeye says those absolutely horrid batting helmets would look great on the U of M baseball team. Not much of a stretch to incorporate the football helmet design into those things, and frankly I think they deserve ’em in all of their wonderful ugliness.

    Speaking of U of M, do you know how to get a Michigan grad off of your front porch? Pay for the pizza! HAR HAR.

  • Robert | April 27, 2007 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”76848″][quote comment=”76844″]Paul, yesterday’s Uni Watch article filled an entire segment on the morning show on 1310 The Ticket in Dallas. The host said the produder “dug up this list” about uniform numbers. They gave no credit to Uni Watch!![/quote]

    Why not post that host’s email address here so we can all send him a friendly reminder? Nothing over the top, but simply a bunch of folks making it clear that he ought to be more responsible. If we do that now he’ll be less likely to jack someone’s work in the future.[/quote]

    The station’s website is http://www.theticket.... The morning show is the Dunham & Miller Show. They put on a quality presentation.

  • Dan | April 27, 2007 at 10:14 am |

    [quote comment=”76830″]Fear not, Paul, the pic of the Steeler’s 1933 unis more than compensated. Also, nothing can ruin a Friday.[/quote]

    That same season, 1994, I just remember a monday night game on Halloween (I think) between the Packers and Bears, both wearing throwback unis from the 20s or 30s. It rained…I mean POURED…it was like the football gods said, “with those uniforms, we’re going to throwback the style of play too” and all either team could do was run.

    I haven’t been able to find a picture from that game on the web…but it was awesome to see those two teams playing in the old throwback unis. (The Bears, Packers, and the Steelers that Paul linked to today were the best, I thought.)

  • Ian K | April 27, 2007 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”76856″][quote comment=”76848″][quote comment=”76844″]Paul, yesterday’s Uni Watch article filled an entire segment on the morning show on 1310 The Ticket in Dallas. The host said the produder “dug up this list” about uniform numbers. They gave no credit to Uni Watch!![/quote]

    Why not post that host’s email address here so we can all send him a friendly reminder? Nothing over the top, but simply a bunch of folks making it clear that he ought to be more responsible. If we do that now he’ll be less likely to jack someone’s work in the future.[/quote]

    The station’s website is http://www.theticket.... The morning show is the Dunham & Miller Show. They put on a quality presentation.[/quote]

    Agreed, they do. It was Craig Miller who didn’t give credit. I was just hoping my 2 sports obsessions – Uni Watch and The Ticket sports talk radio – would merge together just once.

  • Dan | April 27, 2007 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”76842″]Why would Georgia Tech have blue helmets? Everybody knows bumblebees are yellow and black![/quote]

    You would think, no? But they wear a very, VERY dark blue. (They also use black as a color…but it’s blue that they wear.) Although…you can’t really tell, because they wear that mustard/baby-shit yellow color as their “dark” jersey for football, so the dark blue is only a trim color.

  • Kevin from Ohio in Virginia | April 27, 2007 at 10:17 am |

    By the way, the Suns – Lakers game reminded me of the 1979 World Series. Ugh.

  • Sir Jock Strap | April 27, 2007 at 10:18 am |

    Surely, this must come in green.

    http://www.hamsterhi...

  • The Ol Goaler | April 27, 2007 at 10:20 am |

    That Lakers-Suns game made me feel sorry for the poor sap in the TNT truck responsible for regulating the colors from every camera… Yeesh!

    I’ve broadcast hoops (and darn near everything else) at the NCAA D-I level, and I’da HATED to work that ballgame! Orange and yellow just ain’t that different at first glance!

  • DJ | April 27, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    Sorry, I have a minor quibble – the best team name ever is clearly the minor-league hockey team from Georgia known as the . . . wait for it . . . Macon Whoopie.

  • Sir Jock Strap | April 27, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    Nike ball kills car.

    http://pub.tv2.no/mu...

  • todd krevanchi | April 27, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment=”76844″]Paul, yesterday’s Uni Watch article filled an entire segment on the morning show on 1310 The Ticket in Dallas. The host said the produder “dug up this list” about uniform numbers. They gave no credit to Uni Watch!![/quote]

    You know what? F them! F 1310 the ticket! Ian, did you listen to it? Was it the list that was published on the dot com column? Who were the hosts of the show?

    I say we as readers stick up for our columnist/blogger PL, and email either the station or the hosts in order for proper credit to be issued. Cowherd got nailed for something like this last year.

    Here is the stations url
    http://www.theticket...
    If you listened to it Ian, could you do some research to find out who we should email? The host? The producer? A show address?

    I suggest when you find out who we should email,
    post the address, then all of us as readers should send a short, courteous, and professional email (nothing venemous or bashing) to the host/producer/whomever, stating that as loyal fans of PL and his work, we would appreciate proper credit issued to a journalist for his work in compiling that material. We should all include our city and state as well.

    All the pub from this email barrage should cause some stir there, and potentially could get uniwatch air time, AND perhaps a phone interview for PL.

    What do you say?

  • todd krevanchi | April 27, 2007 at 10:26 am |

    perhaps a form email that we could all copy and paste could be drafted would suffice…

  • Kerry | April 27, 2007 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”76842″]Why would Georgia Tech have blue helmets? Everybody knows bumblebees are yellow and black![/quote]
    That’s a joke right?

  • Sir Jock Strap | April 27, 2007 at 10:27 am |
  • petetheretailer | April 27, 2007 at 10:31 am |

    “Looks like a cross between the Arena League and Top Gun-style fighter helmets,”

    Totally Battlestar Galactica

  • Big O | April 27, 2007 at 10:35 am |
  • Seattle Zach | April 27, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    A late addition to the “athletes who wear certain numbers for a reason” column: Felix Hernandez was given #59 when he first came up, but switched to #34 to be more like his childhood hero Freddy Garcia.

  • GoTerriers | April 27, 2007 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”76870″]ugly car

    http://www.yankeetra...
    Wow . . I remember those. the Yankees used to use them as the Bullpen car to bring in relief pitchers (couldn’t do it this season, they’d go over the mileage on the lease! and yes, I’m a Yankees fan . . .)

    Sometimes they were Datsuns, for a couple of years they had cool Toyota Celicas that were pinstriped and hat either the “Top Hat” logo on the door or the interlocking NY on the hood. If I remember correctly, they would also give the car away at the last home game of the season.

  • Ian K | April 27, 2007 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”76868″]perhaps a form email that we could all copy and paste could be drafted would suffice…[/quote]

    Well, I didn’t anticipate you’d run with my comment like this, I’ll oblige. Just FYI – the segment was very good and didn’t bash the article or the detail-oriented tendencies of this blog. Craig Miller didn’t even mention “ESPN”, let alone Uni Watch or Paul. I sent a friendly email to Craig at juniormiller at mindspring dot com suggesting the show’s producers call Paul for an interview. Feel free to do as you wish…but I will stand by the show, it’s one of my faves. Hopefully they can fit a Uni Watch interview in between their interviews with Rudy Giuliani, Michael Irvin, and the fake Tiger Woods.

    The show’s producer is Fernando, you might find his email at the Ticket’s Myspace page. I can’t access Myspace from work so you’re on your own there.

  • Sir Jock Strap | April 27, 2007 at 10:44 am |

    I don’t care what you say about purple, dude.

    This uniform is far out.

    http://www.miserable...

  • Kim | April 27, 2007 at 10:45 am |

    Paul,

    GT appears to be wearing the Worth Liberty helmet, not the Prodigy. It was too tempting, and I downloaded the 2008 catalog PDF. It’s on the Worth homepage. The helmets are on pg 54.

    And Paul, I think you’ll ‘love’ the ‘Mayhem’ baseball pants on page 64. There’s also a lot of good font and lettering style stuff in there.

  • todd krevanchi | April 27, 2007 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”76877″][quote comment=”76868″]perhaps a form email that we could all copy and paste could be drafted would suffice…[/quote]

    Well, I didn’t anticipate you’d run with my comment like this, I’ll oblige. Just FYI – the segment was very good and didn’t bash the article or the detail-oriented tendencies of this blog. Craig Miller didn’t even mention “ESPN”, let alone Uni Watch or Paul. I sent a friendly email to Craig at juniormiller at mindspring dot com suggesting the show’s producers call Paul for an interview. Feel free to do as you wish…but I will stand by the show, it’s one of my faves. Hopefully they can fit a Uni Watch interview in between their interviews with Rudy Giuliani, Michael Irvin, and the fake Tiger Woods.

    The show’s producer is Fernando, you might find his email at the Ticket’s Myspace page. I can’t access Myspace from work so you’re on your own there.[/quote]

    so how bout we go on an email campaign thanking him for the coverage of PL’s column, and if they were able to fill a segment of just going over numbers, an interview with PL would be another segment?

  • Big O | April 27, 2007 at 10:57 am |

    I guess the notch in the back of the helmet is so that the wearer can look up without the back of the helmet digging into their neck.

  • Tim | April 27, 2007 at 10:58 am |

    Just emailed Paul about the photo from the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals, showing Canucks captain Trevor Linden with some blood on his jersey.

    http://www.framewort...

  • James P. | April 27, 2007 at 11:03 am |

    even the Cards ditching the new BP hats isn’t a good reason to move here…and I live in St. Louis! I think they are just trying to get back to last year’s look so they can start winning more games at home. Oh, and Go Astros!

    I also can’t wait to see what the Steeler’s throwback uni will look like.

  • Rich | April 27, 2007 at 11:04 am |

    Paul’s green car search reminds me of that ebay ad with the lime green hatchback (anyone remember that?)
    you’re not that guy, are you Paul? :)

  • Michael Churchill | April 27, 2007 at 11:06 am |

    [TONGUE_IN_CHEEK]

    I swear, the way that it seems all the posters here have become pro-stirrups and anti-purple, this is becoming more like the Cult Of Paul Lukas. Now go, you must issue a fatwa against the infidel radio station!

    [/TONGUE_IN_CHEEK]

  • GoTerriers | April 27, 2007 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”76885″][TONGUE_IN_CHEEK]

    I swear, the way that it seems all the posters here have become pro-stirrups and anti-purple, this is becoming more like the Cult Of Paul Lukas. Now go, you must issue a fatwa against the infidel radio station!

    [/TONGUE_IN_CHEEK][/quote]
    I like this . . .I think we’ve developed new HTML protocol for internet sarcasm!

  • Michael Churchill | April 27, 2007 at 11:09 am |

    Back on subject, this must be the pinnacle of bloody uniforms.

  • James P. | April 27, 2007 at 11:12 am |

    I prefer this bloody uni.

  • Dan | April 27, 2007 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”76887″]Back on subject, this must be the pinnacle of bloody uniforms.[/quote]

    Clint Malarchuck was the first one that came to mind for me. Maybe ont as MUCH blood on the jersey…but definitely the bloodiest event I’ve ever seen in sports.

  • Dan | April 27, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”76885″][TONGUE_IN_CHEEK]

    I swear, the way that it seems all the posters here have become pro-stirrups and anti-purple, this is becoming more like the Cult Of Paul Lukas. Now go, you must issue a fatwa against the infidel radio station!

    [/TONGUE_IN_CHEEK][/quote]

    It is funny. I’ve thought the same (in a non-critical way, of course! lol)

    I agree…while I appreciate stirrups, all I care about is that the pants are hiked up some. I don’t care if it’s a stirrup or solid sock. Just that it’s not pajama bottoms or bell bottoms on ball-players.

    As far as purple. I’m not a fan of it for most teams. I do like it on the Ravens. (I like when they play at night, and the purple kind of skews more toward a sort of blue, under the lights.) I hate it when mixed with Orange for Clemson…but I don’t loathe the color the way many around here do.

  • Rich Bruns | April 27, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”76888″]I prefer this bloody uni.[/quote]

    This one is far and away the best.

  • Robert | April 27, 2007 at 11:23 am |

    I have this blood photo on the wall in my office, and I am not even a hockey fan.

    http://www.sportspla...

    Granted, there is more blood on Hull’s face than his jersey, but the photo still rocks.

  • Sir Jock Strap | April 27, 2007 at 11:26 am |

    I dunno about the bloody uniform thing.

    The last few pics have been morbid. That Malarchuk one was disgusting.

    What about submitting pics of fat guys in uniform?

    http://images.sports...

    http://www.bigfool.c...

    http://www.nba.com/m...

  • Big O | April 27, 2007 at 11:27 am |

    Clint Malarchuck was the first one that came to mind for me. Maybe ont as MUCH blood on the jersey…but definitely the bloodiest event I’ve ever seen in sports.[/quote]

    What is the story behind this?

  • todd krevanchi | April 27, 2007 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”76889″][quote comment=”76887″]Back on subject, this must be the pinnacle of bloody uniforms.[/quote]

    Clint Malarchuck was the first one that came to mind for me. Maybe ont as MUCH blood on the jersey…but definitely the bloodiest event I’ve ever seen in sports.[/quote]

    that was one of the worst things ive ever seen in sports… its on youtube, but you’ll have to get the link yourself, i think its too disturbing.

  • J-P | April 27, 2007 at 11:27 am |

    Nice article Paul. I was reading an interview with Ron Artest yesterday. He said that he wears the number 93 with the Kings because he grew up in Queensbridge and the number 93 resembles “QB”.

  • Brandon | April 27, 2007 at 11:32 am |

    Paul-

    I thought yesterday’s ESPN column was going to be about players in uniforms that you don’t generally think of them in (the uniform mind fuck). While yesterdays column was cool, will the mind fuck column be coming in the future?

  • Paul Lukas | April 27, 2007 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”76900″]I thought yesterday’s ESPN column was going to be about players in uniforms that you don’t generally think of them in (the uniform mind fuck). While yesterdays column was cool, will the mind fuck column be coming in the future?[/quote]

    That is slated to be (although that could change if some big uni-related news comes along).

  • Sebastian | April 27, 2007 at 11:39 am |
  • Jeff | April 27, 2007 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”76881″]I guess the notch in the back of the helmet is so that the wearer can look up without the back of the helmet digging into their neck.[/quote]

    If you read the description on the Worth website, you’ll see it probably has something to do with ponytails. Because the world has always needed a pro-ponytail protective device…

  • Leo | April 27, 2007 at 11:45 am |

    perhaps a form email that we could all copy and paste could be drafted would suffice…

    Well, I didn’t anticipate you’d run with my comment like this, I’ll oblige. Just FYI – the segment was very good and didn’t bash the article or the detail-oriented tendencies of this blog. Craig Miller didn’t even mention “ESPN”, let alone Uni Watch or Paul. I sent a friendly email to Craig at juniormiller at mindspring dot com suggesting the show’s producers call Paul for an interview. Feel free to do as you wish…but I will stand by the show, it’s one of my faves. Hopefully they can fit a Uni Watch interview in between their interviews with Rudy Giuliani, Michael Irvin, and the fake Tiger Woods.

    The show’s producer is Fernando, you might find his email at the Ticket’s Myspace page. I can’t access Myspace from work so you’re on your own there.

    so how bout we go on an email campaign thanking him for the coverage of PL’s column, and if they were able to fill a segment of just going over numbers, an interview with PL would be another segment?

    Maybe it’s just me because I’m both a recent college graduate and a sports journalist, but if my memory serves, if I’d of tried a stunt like that in college I would have quickly been expelled. More importantly, had a tried a stunt like that at work, I would have been packing up my desk within the hour.

    There is no excuse for ripping off someones work like this. Especially when Paul spent so much time working on that column. I don’t care how good the show is.

  • WVU Tom | April 27, 2007 at 11:47 am |

    Shouldn’t there be some rule about yellow vs. orange? Additional pics here, here, and here, but trust me, none of these shots really captures how bright this game was. I don’t think they even bothered to turn on the lights in the arena.

    The lights may not have been on, but it’s not because the unis were so bright–the Lakers have been playing lights out all season long apparently.

  • MGreen | April 27, 2007 at 11:51 am |

    Regarding big guys in uniform, I tend to think of Gilbert Brown, Tony Siragussa, and David Wells.

  • Metsfan AZ | April 27, 2007 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”76896″]I dunno about the bloody uniform thing.

    The last few pics have been morbid. That Malarchuk one was disgusting.

    What about submitting pics of fat guys in uniform?

    http://images.sports...

    http://www.bigfool.c...

    http://www.nba.com/m...
    Nice job on the b’ball pic. You managed to get the Ewing ORL cameo in there as well as Ewing not in #33. Not to mention the fat guy in the “slimming pinstripes” top only Charlotte Hornets uni. That may be the uniwatch pic of the year.

  • WVU Tom | April 27, 2007 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”76896″]I dunno about the bloody uniform thing.

    The last few pics have been morbid. That Malarchuk one was disgusting.

    What about submitting pics of fat guys in uniform?

    http://images.sports...

    http://www.bigfool.c...

    http://www.nba.com/m...

    You can’t forget this guy. I don’t know if there’s any bigger in the NFL right now.

  • Perry | April 27, 2007 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”76890″][quote comment=”76885″][TONGUE_IN_CHEEK]

    I swear, the way that it seems all the posters here have become pro-stirrups and anti-purple, this is becoming more like the Cult Of Paul Lukas. Now go, you must issue a fatwa against the infidel radio station!

    [/TONGUE_IN_CHEEK][/quote]

    It is funny. I’ve thought the same (in a non-critical way, of course! lol)

    I agree…while I appreciate stirrups, all I care about is that the pants are hiked up some. I don’t care if it’s a stirrup or solid sock. Just that it’s not pajama bottoms or bell bottoms on ball-players.

    As far as purple. I’m not a fan of it for most teams. I do like it on the Ravens. (I like when they play at night, and the purple kind of skews more toward a sort of blue, under the lights.) I hate it when mixed with Orange for Clemson…but I don’t loathe the color the way many around here do.[/quote]

    Maybe it’s because my high school wore it, but I’m fine with purple. Rockies, Ravens, Vikings, Suns, Lakers, former Jazz, all fine with me. Never cared for green, though.

  • Shaftman | April 27, 2007 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”76909″][quote comment=”76896″]I dunno about the bloody uniform thing.

    The last few pics have been morbid. That Malarchuk one was disgusting.

    What about submitting pics of fat guys in uniform?

    http://images.sports...

    http://www.bigfool.c...

    http://www.nba.com/m...

    You can’t forget this guy. I don’t know if there’s any bigger in the NFL right now.[/quote]

    I’m a big fan of the Hefty Lefty.

  • John E | April 27, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    Oh sweet mercy. A lime green hatchback…

  • Johnny O | April 27, 2007 at 12:04 pm |

    What about Tyler Hansbrough getting knocked in the face this year and have blood gushing all over the floor and his jersey??

    I just did a quick search and this is the best one I can find so far…

    Bloody Hnsbrough

  • Grant E. | April 27, 2007 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”76832″]Heard that at last nights Red Sox v. Orioles game that Kevin Millar had his sock painted red at some point, maybe during BP? [/quote]

    ESPN showed it on Baseball Tonight. Millar looked like he drew a red spot on his sock with a marker.

  • Perry | April 27, 2007 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”76897″]Clint Malarchuck was the first one that came to mind for me. Maybe ont as MUCH blood on the jersey…but definitely the bloodiest event I’ve ever seen in sports.[/quote]

    What is the story behind this?[/quote]

    Got his carotid artery slashed by a skate. Blood spurted out like 10 feet, it was horrible. Fortunately a trainer on the scene was a former combat medic and knew what to do, and he was all right. He could easily have died, though.

  • Kramer | April 27, 2007 at 12:07 pm |

    i LOVE the coverage of the fire department patches. i am a firefighter and emt in jersey and love to see the variety of different designs around.

    my company uses this design but my absolute favorite is from a town called new egypt. they go with a camel theme due to the egypt. you can see it on this site click on the apparatus link and the one truck has a specially designed mural ofg a mirage scene

  • Paul Lukas | April 27, 2007 at 12:07 pm |

    The Steelers have unveiled their throwback outfit, and unfortunately it’s not the 1933 design. It’s this jersey and — brace yourselves — this helmet.

  • Andy Wyciskalla | April 27, 2007 at 12:07 pm |

    Here’s a link with a lot more info on the Steelers 75th Season Celebration…

  • Sir Jock Strap | April 27, 2007 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”76901″][quote comment=”76900″]I thought yesterday’s ESPN column was going to be about players in uniforms that you don’t generally think of them in (the uniform mind fuck). While yesterdays column was cool, will the mind fuck column be coming in the future?[/quote]

    That is slated to be (although that could change if some big uni-related news comes along).[/quote]

    How about this one!

    http://dee-nee.com/w...

    This might be a seperate topic. Real baseball players on different teams in movies. John Vuckovich as Clue Haywood.

  • Johnny O | April 27, 2007 at 12:10 pm |

    sorry about misspelling “Hansbrough” in my previous link.
    I am having a tough time finding the pics with the blood on his jersey. I can find a lot of bloody face pics… but not many good ones with blood on his jersey.

  • Dan | April 27, 2007 at 12:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”76914″]What about Tyler Hansbrough getting knocked in the face this year and have blood gushing all over the floor and his jersey??

    I just did a quick search and this is the best one I can find so far…

    Bloody Hnsbrough[/quote]
    Speaking of Hansbrough getting his face bloodied. I saw this on You Tube (NSFW…some language at the very beginning). Terps and Heels fans will LOVE it.

  • John E | April 27, 2007 at 12:10 pm |

    http://youtube.com/w...

    Malarchuk link. Not for the faint of heart. But the reaction of the broadcasters is something I’ve never heard anything quite like.

  • Dwight | April 27, 2007 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”76883″]even the Cards ditching the new BP hats isn’t a good reason to move here…and I live in St. Louis! I think they are just trying to get back to last year’s look so they can start winning more games at home. Oh, and Go Astros!

    I also can’t wait to see what the Steeler’s throwback uni will look like.[/quote]

    Well, I am a Cards fan in Houston James, so you enjoy the IMOs, and I’ll have the Pappasitos for you.

  • Dan | April 27, 2007 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”76924″][quote comment=”76914″]What about Tyler Hansbrough getting knocked in the face this year and have blood gushing all over the floor and his jersey??

    I just did a quick search and this is the best one I can find so far…

    Bloody Hnsbrough[/quote]
    Speaking of Hansbrough getting his face bloodied. I saw this on You Tube (NSFW…some language at the very beginning). Terps and Heels fans will LOVE it.[/quote]

    I tried to embed this link to the Duke video @ You Tube…it didn’t take. So here it is:
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Jeremy | April 27, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”76912″][quote comment=”76909″][quote comment=”76896″]I dunno about the bloody uniform thing.

    The last few pics have been morbid. That Malarchuk one was disgusting.

    What about submitting pics of fat guys in uniform?

    http://images.sports...

    http://www.bigfool.c...

    http://www.nba.com/m...

    You can’t forget this guy. I don’t know if there’s any bigger in the NFL right now.[/quote]

    I’m a big fan of the Hefty Lefty.[/quote]
    We all love the hefty lefty. Especially the fact that the Giants use him primarily for run plays.

  • tape | April 27, 2007 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”76886″][quote comment=”76885″][TONGUE_IN_CHEEK]

    I swear, the way that it seems all the posters here have become pro-stirrups and anti-purple, this is becoming more like the Cult Of Paul Lukas. Now go, you must issue a fatwa against the infidel radio station!

    [/TONGUE_IN_CHEEK][/quote]
    I like this . . .I think we’ve developed new HTML protocol for internet sarcasm![/quote]

    not so much. using fake HTML tags in this manner predates this comment by at least 12 years, probably several more.

    the first time I remember seeing <sarcasm></sarcasm> was 1995. I’d imagine it happened at least seventeen times previous to me seeing it.

  • GoTerriers | April 27, 2007 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”76921″][quote comment=”76901″][quote comment=”76900″]I thought yesterday’s ESPN column was going to be about players in uniforms that you don’t generally think of them in (the uniform mind fuck). While yesterdays column was cool, will the mind fuck column be coming in the future?[/quote]

    That is slated to be (although that could change if some big uni-related news comes along).[/quote]

    How about this one!

    http://dee-nee.com/w...

    This might be a seperate topic. Real baseball players on different teams in movies. John Vuckovich as Clue Haywood.[/quote]

    That would be PETE Vuckovich as Clue Heywood (“who leads the lead in just about every offensive category, including nose hairs. Hey, when this guy sneezes, he looks like a party favor!”)

  • Shaftman | April 27, 2007 at 12:16 pm |
  • Teebz | April 27, 2007 at 12:27 pm |

    The Clint Malarchuk incident will live on forever in my mind. However, I never realized that there was that little knowledge about it.

    Take a look at Probert vs. Nazarov. Probert gets cut badly… and bleeds a lot.

  • Metsfan AZ | April 27, 2007 at 12:30 pm |

    RE: fat guys – Anyone remember Tab Thacker, the fat guy in the Goldie Hawn movie Wildcats? He was a wrestler in college for NC State I believe. 400 bills in a wrestling singlet. Can’t find a pic but I remember the SI article.

  • Frank Mercogliano | April 27, 2007 at 12:31 pm |

    OK, I took to long to do this, so I have to add a line here, so I’m adding this….

    I saw the Malarchuk game on TV when it happened, and my thought as a goalie was “HOLY CRAP HE’S A DEAD MAN”….he owes his life to the training staff….horrid…what was worse was his backup Jacques Cloutier, who was the starter until Malarchuk’s hot streak, came in and had to play and he had WHITE PADS…..not a good sight.

    As for other bloody uni pics, send them to Paul at his email address…if you post all of them here, he won’t have any for a column….

    Also, I think of this guy for heavy athletes … shame this guy never turned into one. And speaking of Fat Guys in Uniforms…

    Frank

  • Teebz | April 27, 2007 at 12:32 pm |

    Ryan Vandenbussche donates a lot of blood at the hands of Stu Grimson.

    The ironic part is that for the number of headshots that Stu took as a player, he’s now a lawyer. :o)

  • Frank | April 27, 2007 at 12:45 pm |

    ….Paul had to help me out there.. (Thanks Paul). Anyways, it should say speaking of fat guys in uniforms….

    Frank

  • Jon in SLC | April 27, 2007 at 12:48 pm |

    So yesterday somebody posted a pic of the ’99 Rangers uni’s. As I looked at them they looked a lot like the current Angels uni’s. So I did a little Photoshop (I’m not very good at it), removed the R and increased the size of the A and to me they look very similar.

    And I don’t know how to link directly to Flickr obviously.

  • Paul Lukas | April 27, 2007 at 12:50 pm |

    Full gallery of Steelers pics here

  • Philly Bill | April 27, 2007 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”76943″]Ryan Vandenbussche donates a lot of blood at the hands of Stu Grimson.

    The ironic part is that for the number of headshots that Stu took as a player, he’s now a lawyer. :o)[/quote]

    The Grim Reaper administered a lot more head-shots than he absorbed, though.

    ‘Burgh throwbacks: WEAK.

    And, judged in light of the criticism the Eagles’ throwbacks received here yesterday, even the ’94 ones (Barry Foster!) are pretty severe miscarriages of the ’33 models. The design is there, but the cut and fabric are way off. (ie, same problem the Iggles’ 75th-anny ones have.) The 75th-anny Steelers garb is just totally half-assed. Edge: Iggles throwbacks.

    Also: Was Jeff Van Gundy’s ’95 Civic green?

  • Mike | April 27, 2007 at 12:56 pm |

    I’m wondering if there’s anyone here who can help me out…

    I have a New Era hat that I got at the 2002 College World Series when I was in 8th grade. I recently found it when going through some stuff at home, but being a sophomore in college, it doesn’t quite fit me anymore.

    Does anyone know a good way to stretch out a hat like that????

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

  • steve | April 27, 2007 at 12:58 pm |
  • todd krevanchi | April 27, 2007 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”76946″]….Paul had to help me out there.. (Thanks Paul). Anyways, it should say speaking of fat guys in uniforms….

    Frank[/quote]

    shipoopi!!!

  • Jon in SLC | April 27, 2007 at 1:00 pm |

    I actually meant to put these two photos together on that Rangels link.

  • Todd | April 27, 2007 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”76951″]Full gallery of Steelers pics here[/quote]

    Could the pictures be any smaller? Geeze

    I like the yellow helmets. It’s only for one game people!

  • Matthew S. | April 27, 2007 at 1:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”76960″]I actually meant to put these two photos together on that Rangels link.[/quote]

    Jon, I’m just not seeing it. I mean the only real similarity they seem to have is the red, but the uniform templates really don’t strike me as mirror images of each other.

  • steve | April 27, 2007 at 1:10 pm |

    I saw highlights of an Altoona Curve game (AA affiliate of the Pirates). What are do you guys think of a black jersey with pink sleeves? terrible

  • Jon in SLC | April 27, 2007 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”76963″][quote comment=”76960″]I actually meant to put these two photos together on that Rangels link.[/quote]

    Jon, I’m just not seeing it. I mean the only real similarity they seem to have is the red, but the uniform templates really don’t strike me as mirror images of each other.[/quote]

    Both use very similar fonts (look at the side points on the A’s and N’s), the piping on the sleeve is the same, the pinstripe on the pants is the same. One is a road gray but that’s not the point. Here’s a larger version of the same photo.

  • Jon in SLC | April 27, 2007 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”76963″][quote comment=”76960″]I actually meant to put these two photos together on that Rangels link.[/quote]

    Jon, I’m just not seeing it. I mean the only real similarity they seem to have is the red, but the uniform templates really don’t strike me as mirror images of each other.[/quote]

    And I’m not saying mirror images. Obviously the fonts are not identical, and there is no number on the front of the Rangers. But to me they are very, very close. I just had never noticed how close until yesterday.

  • Jonathon | April 27, 2007 at 1:22 pm |

    at least there are stripes on the socks; white pants? gold helmet?

    yuck

  • Kenny | April 27, 2007 at 1:23 pm |

    RE: why players wear certain numbers

    I thought I heard Dennis Rodman also wore #73 in Dallas cuz he won 7 rebounding titles and 3 NBA Championships…is this right?

  • Jonathon | April 27, 2007 at 1:24 pm |

    Cool minor league hat that hasn’t gotten the credit it deserves – the Mississippi Braves; it’s a great tribute to the franchise’s time in Milwaukee:

    http://mississippibr...

  • Andrew | April 27, 2007 at 1:24 pm |

    The new steelers throwbacks look like the Army All American game game unis

  • Robert | April 27, 2007 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”76925″]http://youtube.com/w...

    Malarchuk link. Not for the faint of heart. But the reaction of the broadcasters is something I’ve never heard anything quite like.[/quote]

    It was creepy how they went from the broadcasters’ obvious distress to the catchy theme music as they went to commercial.

  • James P. | April 27, 2007 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”76926″][quote comment=”76883″]even the Cards ditching the new BP hats isn’t a good reason to move here…and I live in St. Louis! I think they are just trying to get back to last year’s look so they can start winning more games at home. Oh, and Go Astros!

    I also can’t wait to see what the Steeler’s throwback uni will look like.[/quote]

    Well, I am a Cards fan in Houston James, so you enjoy the IMOs, and I’ll have the Pappasitos for you.[/quote]

    StL cracker pizza and Provel are nasty! Though the toasted ravoli are not bad…but they do look funny on people’s heads at Rams and Cards games.

    Never had Pappasitos, btw…

  • Kenny | April 27, 2007 at 1:41 pm |

    Fat guy in uniform…hehe

    and don’t forget the Big O

    Does he count?

  • Andrew | April 27, 2007 at 1:43 pm |

    Having a lot of difficulty this morning, does anyone else think that the Steelers throwback looks like the Army All American Game unis? sorry no photos for some reason my computer wont post when I add a link.

  • Kenny | April 27, 2007 at 1:43 pm |

    damn where did my fat guy post go?

  • Ethan | April 27, 2007 at 1:51 pm |

    I’m probably going to get crucified for saying this, but I actually like the yellow Steelers helmets better than the black.

    Of course, I am also the guy who will be wearing this to tonights game…so my opinions on uni aesthetics might not be the greatest.

  • Steve | April 27, 2007 at 1:55 pm |

    Paul, what is the deal with the posts disappearing??? VERY annoying.

  • Robert | April 27, 2007 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”76938″]RE: fat guys – Anyone remember Tab Thacker, the fat guy in the Goldie Hawn movie Wildcats? He was a wrestler in college for NC State I believe. 400 bills in a wrestling singlet. Can’t find a pic but I remember the SI article.[/quote]

    Didn’t Tab Thacker have a (relatively) famous match against another 400 pounder from Oklahoma? I would love to see a photo of that.

  • Shaftman | April 27, 2007 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”76989″]I’m probably going to get crucified for saying this, but I actually like the yellow Steelers helmets better than the black.

    Of course, I am also the guy who will be wearing this to tonights game…so my opinions on uni aesthetics might not be the greatest.[/quote]

    I still think it’s a horrid looking sweater but spread out like that it makes a nice looking kite.

  • Paul P. | April 27, 2007 at 1:57 pm |

    I had some posts this week dissapear too, about the Sabres “throwbacks”… with apologies to Ethan on post 112.

    I like the Steelers throwback. Not the greatest, but simple, nice socks… overall good looke for a game or two

  • Kyle at IU | April 27, 2007 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”76982″][quote comment=”76925″]http://youtube.com/w...

    Malarchuk link. Not for the faint of heart. But the reaction of the broadcasters is something I’ve never heard anything quite like.[/quote]

    It was creepy how they went from the broadcasters’ obvious distress to the catchy theme music as they went to commercial.[/quote]

    Part of the reason that Fox uses a subdued version of its football theme during injury timeouts and most networks just don’t play music. Also, Sportscenter goes to commercial silently when they talk about a death or some other serious topic.

    Good lord, that’s a nasty injury…

  • DJ | April 27, 2007 at 2:00 pm |

    What is the story behind this?

    Got his carotid artery slashed by a skate. Blood spurted out like 10 feet, it was horrible. Fortunately a trainer on the scene was a former combat medic and knew what to do, and he was all right. He could easily have died, though

    The game was at the Aud, which had both teams’ locker rooms on the same end of the ice. Malarchuk was fortunate to be at that end of the rink when he was injured, resulting in a quicker trip to the hospital.

  • Metsfan AZ | April 27, 2007 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”76997″]I had some posts this week dissapear too, about the Sabres “throwbacks”… with apologies to Ethan on post 112.

    I like the Steelers throwback. Not the greatest, but simple, nice socks… overall good looke for a game or two[/quote]
    I agree, I love the stripes on the sleeves, those just scream football to me. Overall I think it was well done. It’s different and not ridiculous.

  • Metsfan AZ | April 27, 2007 at 2:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”76995″][quote comment=”76938″]RE: fat guys – Anyone remember Tab Thacker, the fat guy in the Goldie Hawn movie Wildcats? He was a wrestler in college for NC State I believe. 400 bills in a wrestling singlet. Can’t find a pic but I remember the SI article.[/quote]

    Didn’t Tab Thacker have a (relatively) famous match against another 400 pounder from Oklahoma? I would love to see a photo of that.[/quote]
    UGGH, no thanks. maybe it’s good that i can’t find pics

  • ACC (the Brain) | April 27, 2007 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”76975″]RE: why players wear certain numbers

    I thought I heard Dennis Rodman also wore #73 in Dallas cuz he won 7 rebounding titles and 3 NBA Championships…is this right?[/quote]

    absolutely not. He won 5 championships, not 3.

    Although that would be a cool reason for wearing #75.

    It’s because #10 was taken and 7+3 = 10. Lame-ass reason to wear a number. Goes for Barry Zito too.

  • Joe Drennan | April 27, 2007 at 2:08 pm |

    I got my latests Sports Illustrated yesterday and was paging through it. I came across an old NFL draft photo from the pre-ESPN days when it wasn’t covered as heavily. Well, The picture was of the Chicago Bears table and it appeared that each table had a little doll figurine in the teams uni. What struck me was that you could see the Bears figurine not only had the great stripe socks, but they were stirups. I don’t have the mag at work with me today to scan the picture, but I’m sure somebody out there has the issue and is near a scanner.

  • Chi Wei Hu | April 27, 2007 at 2:13 pm |

    Hey, Olumide Oyedeji (Sonics, Magic C) wore 00 because it matched his initials. Best picture I could find:

    Olumide Oyedeji

  • Matt | April 27, 2007 at 2:34 pm |

    Here is a picture of Bobby Layne modeling the jersey and helmet that inspired the Steelers throwback. Pretty faithful, I think, though obviously modernized.

  • Amy | April 27, 2007 at 2:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”76989″]I’m probably going to get crucified for saying this, but I actually like the yellow Steelers helmets better than the black.
    [/quote]

    You can count me as a vote FOR the yellow helmets.
    Overall I like the Steelers throwback. Although, my criteria for judging unis tends to be a bit simplistic – if open a link and like the picture, I like it, if I open the link and cringe (think the new vikings unis) and close the window as quickly as possible, its not a good uni.

  • patrick | April 27, 2007 at 2:48 pm |

    regarding bloody uniforms, there was only one that jumped out at me, Bryan McBridge getting clobbered in WC qualifiers against mexico.

  • tim murphy | April 27, 2007 at 3:00 pm |
  • Steve | April 27, 2007 at 3:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”77020″][quote comment=”76989″]I’m probably going to get crucified for saying this, but I actually like the yellow Steelers helmets better than the black.
    [/quote]

    You can count me as a vote FOR the yellow helmets.
    Overall I like the Steelers throwback. Although, my criteria for judging unis tends to be a bit simplistic – if open a link and like the picture, I like it, if I open the link and cringe (think the new vikings unis) and close the window as quickly as possible, its not a good uni.[/quote]

    I agree. It’s one freaking game people! The uni’s are fine.

  • Perry | April 27, 2007 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”76956″]I’m wondering if there’s anyone here who can help me out…

    I have a New Era hat that I got at the 2002 College World Series when I was in 8th grade. I recently found it when going through some stuff at home, but being a sophomore in college, it doesn’t quite fit me anymore.

    Does anyone know a good way to stretch out a hat like that????

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks![/quote]

    You might try a hat stretcher. You could also try the trick of putting it over your knee and pulling until you hear 2 “pops.” This was actually recommended on the New Era site. The link I had is gone now, but here is what it said:

    A little too tight?
    What happens is the sweatband does its job and collects any moisture when you are wearing the cap. Without a head to hold its shape and size, it will shrink as it dries. For starters, grab your cap from the rear of the cap, place it over your knee and give a good hard yank. You will hear some popping noises. That’s O.K. Stop pulling after you hear a couple of these noises. If you pull too hard and too long, you could rip a seam. We DON’T want that!! What you are actually doing is breaking the sizing, which is a stiff plastic strap that we sew into the cap for shape and size maintenance.

  • Mike | April 27, 2007 at 3:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”76876″][quote comment=”76870″]ugly car

    http://www.yankeetra...
    Wow . . I remember those. the Yankees used to use them as the Bullpen car to bring in relief pitchers (couldn’t do it this season, they’d go over the mileage on the lease! and yes, I’m a Yankees fan . . .)

    Sometimes they were Datsuns, for a couple of years they had cool Toyota Celicas that were pinstriped and hat either the “Top Hat” logo on the door or the interlocking NY on the hood. If I remember correctly, they would also give the car away at the last home game of the season.[/quote]

    I remember a couple seasons ago they were giving away a brand new 2006 Ford Mustang with the Yankee pinstripes and logo on it (all you had to do was visit your local Ford dealer to enter). It looked very sharp.

  • My Name is Not Earl | April 27, 2007 at 3:15 pm |

    It’s a shame that the Eagles and Steelers aren’t playing each other this year. You could have both teams wearing Phil-Pitt Steagles throwbacks and it would look like an intrasquad scrimmage. Only problem there is that in those days, teams only had one jersey, so you couldn’t pull off a “dark vs. white” game.

  • Mike | April 27, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    Does the NFL have a rule not allowing teams to wear colored jerseys in the same game, or it’s just teams opt to wear the white when the opposing team wears the colored jersey?

  • JeffB | April 27, 2007 at 3:26 pm |

    Having just read the ESPN jersey number column, I was reminded of one of my favorites, Jordin Tootoo. When he first got to Nashville his preferred number 22 was taken, (get it? Two-Two) so he went with 55, or 22 upside down.

  • KT | April 27, 2007 at 3:34 pm |

    I THINK the NFL rule is that someone has to wear white, but I’m not 100% sure.

    In soccer, you can have a red against a blue or some other contrasting combination, but I am not sure it can happen in the NFL.

    I do like the Steelers’ throwbacks, too, and am glad they didn’t go quite as far back as they did in 1994 for inspiration.

  • Dan | April 27, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”77037″]Does the NFL have a rule not allowing teams to wear colored jerseys in the same game, or it’s just teams opt to wear the white when the opposing team wears the colored jersey?[/quote]
    I seem to remember a couple years ago, the Skins and cowboys playing…and the skins were in their dark burgundy jerseys, and the Cowboys were in their blue w/ white shoulder throwbacks. So both were wearing their “dark” or A dark that game. Weird.

  • James P. | April 27, 2007 at 3:53 pm |

    I don’t know if Paul has talked about this or not, but there is a great baseball movie coming out soon, and the picture with the story shows a perfect baseball uniform…

  • Richard S. | April 27, 2007 at 4:10 pm |

    Of famous bloody sports pictures this Y. A. Tittle pic is what I always think of:

    http://www.grandstan...

  • Jamikel | April 27, 2007 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”77049″]I don’t know if Paul has talked about this or not, but there is a great baseball movie coming out soon, and the picture with the story shows a perfect baseball uniform…[/quote]

    An inspirational sports movie starring Sean Astin? Count me in!

  • Monte | April 27, 2007 at 4:19 pm |

    those steelers unis are AWESOME. Love the yellow helmets.

  • Fleishman | April 27, 2007 at 4:31 pm |

    anyone post anything about the steelers 75th anniversary unis yet? yeah, i’m an old school fan, but i have to say i kind of like the yellow helmet.

  • Shaftman | April 27, 2007 at 4:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”77060″][quote comment=”77049″]I don’t know if Paul has talked about this or not, but there is a great baseball movie coming out soon, and the picture with the story shows a perfect baseball uniform…[/quote]

    An inspirational sports movie starring Sean Astin? Count me in![/quote]

    Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!

  • Brian from Short Island | April 27, 2007 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”76875″]A late addition to the “athletes who wear certain numbers for a reason” column: Felix Hernandez was given #59 when he first came up, but switched to #34 to be more like his childhood hero Freddy Garcia.[/quote]
    Tom Seaver was given 41 when he came up and never changed.

  • Beefalo | April 27, 2007 at 5:01 pm |

    High school teams in Knoxville, Tennessee played some “Turn Back the Clock” games around the raindrops yesterday. Best photo I could find, but check out the outstanding sock striping on this player.

  • Douzoglou Grandes Ligas | April 27, 2007 at 5:14 pm |

    I don’t know if someone’s already discussed this or not but in the last few days a lot of people mentioned the Charlie Sheen commercial and the difference in the jersey stripes between one shot and the other. I just saw an alternate version of the commercial, I’m not sure if it’s a shorter version of it or if it’s just purely because they noticed the inconsistency in the uniforms so they fixed it.

    Sorry if someone’s already discussed this…

  • tim | April 27, 2007 at 5:20 pm |

    Manchester United has a few players wearing pedometers as well. In their last match against AC Milan they announced the the total distances a few players had run at the end of the match. Probably a little more distance covered by Man U. players than the Soxs, but I don’t know Manny has really been hustling and covering a lot of ground this season haha.

  • Elliott Pollack | April 27, 2007 at 5:33 pm |

    that lakers suns game reminds me of the illinois-wisconsin game back in the 04-05 season. with the illini in orange and the badgers in red, i swear to god i am not exxagerating, you could not tell them apart on the tv. i dont have any pics, nor do i think the colors will be as close in any pictures, but can anyone try to find some anyway?

  • tony payne | April 27, 2007 at 5:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”76856″][quote comment=”76848″][quote comment=”76844″]Paul, yesterday’s Uni Watch article filled an entire segment on the morning show on 1310 The Ticket in Dallas. The host said the produder “dug up this list” about uniform numbers. They gave no credit to Uni Watch!![/quote]

    Why not post that host’s email address here so we can all send him a friendly reminder? Nothing over the top, but simply a bunch of folks making it clear that he ought to be more responsible. If we do that now he’ll be less likely to jack someone’s work in the future.[/quote]

    The station’s website is http://www.theticket.... The morning show is the Dunham & Miller Show. They put on a quality presentation.[/quote]
    AHHHHHH
    i love the ticket so much
    its the #1 thing i miss about the great city of Dallas
    best radio station of all time

  • Andy | April 27, 2007 at 5:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”77066″]anyone post anything about the steelers 75th anniversary unis yet? yeah, i’m an old school fan, but i have to say i kind of like the yellow helmet.[/quote]

    Serious?
    Instead of asking, you could use our little friend, Ctrl+F.
    Ctrl+F Steelers

  • tony payne | April 27, 2007 at 5:44 pm |

    my favorite bloody pic:
    McBride
    awesome pic
    that should be the marquee pic of US soccer

  • Eric | April 27, 2007 at 5:45 pm |

    The Steelers throwback is sort of cool… very Bobby Layne looking. I would have liked to have seen them bust out the jerseys from a couple of years later that had the yellow yoke.

  • schuby | April 27, 2007 at 6:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”77068″][quote comment=”77060″][quote comment=”77049″]I don’t know if Paul has talked about this or not, but there is a great baseball movie coming out soon, and the picture with the story shows a perfect baseball uniform…[/quote]

    An inspirational sports movie starring Sean Astin? Count me in![/quote]

    Rudy! Rudy! Rudy![/quote]

    Mr. Frodo, Share The Loooooooooooaaad! haha

  • Chuck Ryals | April 27, 2007 at 6:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”76834″]If the Cool-Flo and the Worth Prodigy really take root, and the trend toward football-looking helmets persists, I wonder how long it will be before we start seeing logos on the sides of the helmet instead of the front.[/quote]

    good point Robert! This might just happen.

  • Tim | April 27, 2007 at 6:19 pm |

    was bill cowher the model for the new mascot????

  • Skippy | April 27, 2007 at 6:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”77037″]Does the NFL have a rule not allowing teams to wear colored jerseys in the same game, or it’s just teams opt to wear the white when the opposing team wears the colored jersey?[/quote]

    The Patriots played at the Lions on Thanksgiving a few years ago wearing red throwbacks while the lions wore those georgeous blue and silver jerseys (sadly replaced by these).

  • schuby | April 27, 2007 at 6:31 pm |

    Things like these have to be stopped. Now.

  • Graf Zeppelin | April 27, 2007 at 6:47 pm |

    WOW! I love the Steelers throwbacks. Beautiful.

    Looks like I’m the only one…

  • Original Jim | April 27, 2007 at 6:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”77038″]Having just read the ESPN jersey number column, I was reminded of one of my favorites, Jordin Tootoo. When he first got to Nashville his preferred number 22 was taken, (get it? Two-Two) so he went with 55, or 22 upside down.[/quote]

    Wouldn’t 22 upside down still be 22?

  • Thorold Blair | April 27, 2007 at 6:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”77140″][quote comment=”77038″]Having just read the ESPN jersey number column, I was reminded of one of my favorites, Jordin Tootoo. When he first got to Nashville his preferred number 22 was taken, (get it? Two-Two) so he went with 55, or 22 upside down.[/quote]

    Wouldn’t 22 upside down still be 22?[/quote]

    22 backwards would still be 22. 22 upside down looks kinda like 55. Write 22 on paper and turn it upside down.

  • Don | April 27, 2007 at 6:55 pm |

    The Laker Gold is one of the best uniform designs in the history of the NBA, no need to go ripping on it. Rip on the orange suns ugly jerseys.. not the Lakers gold ones.

  • Andy from KC | April 27, 2007 at 6:58 pm |

    No discussion of fat guys in unis is complete without “Fat Elvys” Hernandez

  • Ron | April 27, 2007 at 7:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”77132″][quote comment=”77037″]Does the NFL have a rule not allowing teams to wear colored jerseys in the same game, or it’s just teams opt to wear the white when the opposing team wears the colored jersey?[/quote]

    The Patriots played at the Lions on Thanksgiving a few years ago wearing red throwbacks while the lions wore those georgeous blue and silver jerseys (sadly replaced by these).[/quote]

    You are referring to this game on Thanksgiving.

  • Brian | April 27, 2007 at 7:19 pm |

    I had been hoping that the Steelers would someday try out a yellow helmet for a game or two. The whole uni looks pretty sweet but I wonder if a gray facemask would have been a better choice.

  • Chris Ray | April 27, 2007 at 7:35 pm |

    The Pirates are wearing white tonight. Are the red vests already gone?

  • Nick | April 27, 2007 at 7:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”76855″]This Buckeye says those absolutely horrid batting helmets would look great on the U of M baseball team. Not much of a stretch to incorporate the football helmet design into those things, and frankly I think they deserve ’em in all of their wonderful ugliness.

    Speaking of U of M, do you know how to get a Michigan grad off of your front porch? Pay for the pizza! HAR HAR.[/quote]

    Are you serious? Say what you will about sports, but Ohio State can’t compete academically with the University of Michigan. They’re not even in the same league.

  • Mr. Met | April 27, 2007 at 8:13 pm |

    Mets going with the black jerseys/caps on the road toinght at Washington.

    Interesting note: During batting practice in Washington, the Mets were wearing their home blue caps with the batting practie shirts and gray pants. Could they possibly wear blue caps on the road this weekend? Highly doubt it, but food for thought……

  • Bill T. | April 27, 2007 at 8:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”77171″]Mets going with the black jerseys/caps on the road toinght at Washington.

    Interesting note: During batting practice in Washington, the Mets were wearing their home blue caps with the batting practie shirts and gray pants. Could they possibly wear blue caps on the road this weekend? Highly doubt it, but food for thought……[/quote]

    What you probably saw were the Mets’ BP caps.

  • Bill T. | April 27, 2007 at 9:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”77160″]The Pirates are wearing white tonight. Are the red vests already gone?[/quote]

    R.I.P.

  • Brian K. | April 27, 2007 at 9:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”77184″][quote comment=”77171″]Mets going with the black jerseys/caps on the road toinght at Washington.

    Interesting note: During batting practice in Washington, the Mets were wearing their home blue caps with the batting practie shirts and gray pants. Could they possibly wear blue caps on the road this weekend? Highly doubt it, but food for thought……[/quote]

    What you probably saw were the Mets’ BP caps.[/quote]
    no he’s right
    my guess is that they probably prefer those to the bp ones

  • Mitch | April 27, 2007 at 9:20 pm |

    Question: I’m playing in a summer college baseball league starting in June and I am looking for some Navy stirrups with white stripes (preferably 9″ stirrups but 4″ will do as well). Does anyone know where to find them without having to pay $50 and buy them by the dozen? Any help would be appreciated.

  • Mr. Met | April 27, 2007 at 10:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”77184″]What you probably saw were the Mets’ BP caps.[/quote]

    Thanks, but I’m not blind. I think I’m able to tell the difference between this and this. In fact, they showed David Wright twice during batting practice, and he was definitely, absolutely, without a shadow of a doubt, wearing the home blue cap.

    Brian K., that makes a lot of sense, since a few Cardinal players are moving away from the BP cap and wearng their regular 59FIFTY cap. But, how odd that the Mets would choose to use their home blue cap, which they don’t even wear at home, and use it for BP on the road. Not that I’m complaining, but I’m surprised they didn’t just use the black caps or the black/blue caps, since that is presumably what they’re going to wear this weekend. Unless they wear the black alternates this entire weekend series, that means they packed all three of their caps for this road trip.

    On the other hand, this is team that wears their self-proclaimed road caps almost exclusively at home, so who knows what goes on inside their heads?

  • Paul Lukas | April 27, 2007 at 10:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”77208″][quote comment=”77184″]What you probably saw were the Mets’ BP caps.[/quote]

    Thanks, but I’m not blind. I think I’m able to tell the difference between this and this. In fact, they showed David Wright twice during batting practice, and he was definitely, absolutely, without a shadow of a doubt, wearing the home blue cap.

    Brian K., that makes a lot of sense, since a few Cardinal players are moving away from the BP cap and wearng their regular 59FIFTY cap. But, how odd that the Mets would choose to use their home blue cap, which they don’t even wear at home, and use it for BP on the road. Not that I’m complaining, but I’m surprised they didn’t just use the black caps or the black/blue caps, since that is presumably what they’re going to wear this weekend. Unless they wear the black alternates this entire weekend series, that means they packed all three of their caps for this road trip.

    On the other hand, this is team that wears their self-proclaimed road caps almost exclusively at home, so who knows what goes on inside their heads?[/quote]

    I didn’t see any of the shots from batting practice, but I find these reports rather alarming. If they start using the blue caps as BP caps, will they ever wear them again for regular game action? Ugh!

  • steve | April 27, 2007 at 10:25 pm |

    sorry guys dont think the red vest is gone. They did their Jackie Robinson tribute tonight. They were gonna wear white on it so obviously they werent gonna scrap the whites and make number 42 red jerseys just cause it was a friday night home game.

  • steve | April 27, 2007 at 10:25 pm |

    sorry guys dont think the red vest is gone. They did their Jackie Robinson tribute tonight. They were gonna wear white on it so obviously they werent gonna scrap the whites and make number 42 red jerseys just cause it was a friday night home game.

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | April 27, 2007 at 10:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”77021″]regarding bloody uniforms, there was only one that jumped out at me, Bryan McBridge getting clobbered in WC qualifiers against mexico.[/quote]

    The guy’s name is Brian McBride and he was elbowed in the head by Daniele De Rossi of Italy, not Mexico. The U.S. didn’t even play Mexico in the World Cup.

  • Dan | April 27, 2007 at 11:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”76918″]The Steelers have unveiled their throwback outfit, and unfortunately it’s not the 1933 design. It’s this jersey and — brace yourselves — this helmet.[/quote]

    Love the throwbacks, especially the yellow numbers and the yellow helmet. I thought those were silver pants, which would have looked great with the jerseys, but then I saw another pic that showed that the pants are bleach white. Not a good decision. Would have also liked to seen a gray facemasks, but the black is still pretty good.

  • NMK | April 27, 2007 at 11:11 pm |

    I like the Steelers throwbacks a lot! I think they did an excellent job of duplicating the entire uniform– jersey, pants, socks.

    COMPARE

    I’m not sure why people are disappointed that they didn’t use the 1933 design. For one thing, they already did that once– they’ve never made a throwback for this one before, and it was used for a lot longer period of the team’s history.

    For another, it’s simply not possible to duplicate the look of those rugby-style uniforms very well with current uniform materials and padding on 300-pound players.

    The only thing is that I’m not sure the helmets are accurate– the Steelmark symbol was only used on a yellow helmet for part of one year– 1962– and it said “Steel,” not “Steelers” on it. I think the change to “Steelers” came either after or at the same time as the change to a black helmet. Haven’t been able to confirm this for sure, though, as there is conflicting information about it out there.

  • NMK | April 27, 2007 at 11:16 pm |

    The Steelers throwback, for comparison’s sake with the image in my last post:

    THROWBACK

  • Mr. Met | April 27, 2007 at 11:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”77211″]I didn’t see any of the shots from batting practice, but I find these reports rather alarming. If they start using the blue caps as BP caps, will they ever wear them again for regular game action? Ugh![/quote]

    Paul, SNY is going to show a replay of the game Saturday at 1 PM. If you get a chance to watch it or Tivo it, you’ll be able to see it. It was early on in the game, maybe around Wright’s first at-bat, because they were commenting about how Wright was getting batting tips from Carlos Beltran (who also was wearing a blue cap). I’ll set my box to record it and maybe see if I can get a screen shot of it.

    On another note, they showed a close-up of one of the Nationals’ players wearing stirrups, REAL stirrups, not the red socks, and Ron Darling made a comment about how beautiful they looked. Then they (Darling and Gary Cohen) commented about how the player (who I can’t recall right now) probably had to look through an old box full of uniforms from the old Senators in order to find those, or maybe he borrowed them from one of the coaches. Good stuff.

  • Mr. Met | April 27, 2007 at 11:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”77232″]The Steelers throwback, for comparison’s sake with the image in my last post:

    THROWBACK[/quote]

    Wish Hines Ward would have gone with black cleats…… maybe they’ll wear black cleats the day of? Any time a team uses throwbacks, they should go with black cleats (unless of course, they didn’t use black cleats when they used those unis i.e. 49ers with the “Montana-era” throwbacks).

  • Broker75 | April 27, 2007 at 11:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”76918″]The Steelers have unveiled their throwback outfit, and unfortunately it’s not the 1933 design. It’s this jersey and — brace yourselves — this helmet.[/quote]
    amazing.

  • Marc in Brooklyn | April 28, 2007 at 12:07 am |

    With apologies to our host (and the A’s), those Suns-Lakers shots remind me why I hate fluorescent orange, green, and yellow. They are worse than any purple. If it works on a highlighter, it probably makes a bad uni.

    And, Paul, was it you who stole my metallic green 1977 Impala in the summer of 1991? ;)

  • Minna H. | April 28, 2007 at 12:13 am |

    Pittsburgh Steelers throwbacks, I like the helmet, but I think the jersey looks cheap. It also looks bad with white pants. Fake human mascots scare me, but Hines Ward is a looker. To those who say it’s just one game, true. However, this is UniWatch, which means, we watch unis–including those worn for one game.

    22 upside down is still 22. Yes, I did write it on a piece of paper and turn the paper upside down.

    New Zealand All-Blacks, that is not black. At best, the new jerseys are dark gray. However, they still remain my favorite aesthetic team, and the guy on the right (with the tat on his arm) is FINE!

    The Phoenix Suns need to burn those orange unis; they are burning my retinas and causing irreparable harm.

    Bloody uniforms, gross. Fat guys in uniforms, funny.

  • Ben | April 28, 2007 at 12:14 am |

    I came across this tonight. Does anybody know of other non-sports related people to have a number retired and does this mean none of the teams at MSG could ever use 12? FYI, Billy Joel’s number was retired when he set a new MSG record for most sell-outs there in a single tour at 12. At the same time he set a record for most concerts there with 48.

  • Eric B | April 28, 2007 at 1:38 am |

    on the 22/55 thing…don’t spin the paper; flip it over and look at the number through the back of the paper.

  • Minna H. | April 28, 2007 at 2:25 am |

    [quote comment=”77281″]on the 22/55 thing…don’t spin the paper; flip it over and look at the number through the back of the paper.[/quote]

    Then that would be backwards and not upside down as originally stated.

    Watch the ‘Video of the Day’ commercial. Funny, and somewhat uni-related. Clever.

  • Minna H. | April 28, 2007 at 3:51 am |

    From TMQ and his mocking the draft:

    28. New England Patriots: Vera Wang, couturière
    Bill Belichick must stop wearing ripped-sleeve hoodies on the sidelines. Maybe if Wang designed a smashing selection of ball gowns and cocktail dresses for him…

    TMQ is getting into ‘uni’ critiquing as well.

  • warren thompson | April 28, 2007 at 7:26 am |

    [quote comment=”77114″]The Steelers throwback is sort of cool… very Bobby Layne looking.[/quote]

    Two things I seem to remember about Bobby Layne: he didn’t wear a facemask; and he once drove his car into a Pittsburgh streetcar — and later claimed the streetcar should have swerved to avoid him.

  • cathy | April 28, 2007 at 9:18 am |

    I’m a cubs fan….but watching the game last night, I had to give props to the Cardinals’ Reyes; http://chicagosports...

  • James Craven | April 28, 2007 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment=”77321″]From TMQ and his mocking the draft:

    28. New England Patriots: Vera Wang, couturière
    Bill Belichick must stop wearing ripped-sleeve hoodies on the sidelines. Maybe if Wang designed a smashing selection of ball gowns and cocktail dresses for him…

    TMQ is getting into ‘uni’ critiquing as well.[/quote]

    The NFL should ban the hoodie from the sidelines as they promote a “gangsta culture.” Give the coaches a dress code simular to the players. Fine ’em $10K for wearing sweatshirts on the sidelines.

  • Eric B | April 28, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”77350″][quote comment=”77114″]The Steelers throwback is sort of cool… very Bobby Layne looking.[/quote]

    Two things I seem to remember about Bobby Layne: he didn’t wear a facemask; and he once drove his car into a Pittsburgh streetcar — and later claimed the streetcar should have swerved to avoid him.[/quote]

    i’d bet that big ben would side with bobby

  • Will | April 28, 2007 at 7:22 pm |

    Perhaps the Steelers should debut these throwbacks against the Eagles in preseason? The Eagles could wear their yellow throwbacks against them.

  • Joe | April 28, 2007 at 8:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”77367″]I’m a cubs fan….but watching the game last night, I had to give props to the Cardinals’ Reyes; http://chicagosports...

    Noticed that too. Not only were they some killer stripes, but stirrups too. Too bad they didn’t help him win.

  • Tim | April 30, 2007 at 11:34 am |

    I’m not sure if anyone else mentioned this yet(don’t have time to sift through the comments) but does anyone think thats it wierd how the article referring to the Cards BP caps compared Hancock oversleeping to Darryl Kile and now he has been victim to the same fate. I got chills after reading it.