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Saturday Open Thread

Oregon State

Oregon State unveiled their new football uniforms yesterday and they are, um, interesting. According to the FAQ section about the new uniforms on the university’s web site, current players who were shown the uniform during the design process “overwhelmingly approved.” Perhaps their proximity to another Oregon school has clouded their judgment of what makes a good uniform. Or maybe they just really like how the front of the jersey looks like a sports bra.

 

115 comments to Saturday Open Thread

  • warren thompson | April 28, 2007 at 9:20 am |

    For the love of Mike! Is it all the rain making uni-folk go off the rails in Oregon?

  • cathy | April 28, 2007 at 9:20 am |

    HOLY CRAP! Those are fugly!

    On another note, I’m a Cubs fan but Reyes of the Cardinals did it right last night:

    http://chicagosports...

  • JJD | April 28, 2007 at 9:21 am |

    I kind of like the white over white, but otherwise ick.

    Funny that the OSU website mentions four combinations: white over white and all three jerseys over black pants. The one thing that would improve things, IMO, would be to have white pants with the black or orange jerseys.

    I’m sure she would approve.

  • Pretty Big Duck | April 28, 2007 at 9:21 am |

    Why did the linemen bother putting on knee braces. Did they expect some Adidas sales rep to chop block them?

    I do like the pants… as long as they don’t go monochromatic black on us…

  • cathy | April 28, 2007 at 9:22 am |

    One other observation of those unis for OSU….if it was just an unveiling of new unis why are the linemen wearing their knee braces….just odd I thought.

  • Pretty Big Duck | April 28, 2007 at 9:26 am |

    [quote comment=”77372″]One other observation of those unis for OSU….if it was just an unveiling of new unis why are the linemen wearing their knee braces….just odd I thought.[/quote]

    Or eye black?

  • Leo | April 28, 2007 at 9:29 am |

    Wow! A little warning would have been nice before I saw those uniforms at 9:30 a.m. on a Saturday. I nearly had a stroke from the brightness.

    Any chance we can convince OSU and Oregon to take the field with an orange vs yellow match-up on Dec. 1?

  • Graf Zeppelin | April 28, 2007 at 9:31 am |

    Oh…my…G-d…

  • Kenny | April 28, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    well well well

    change the abbreviation to OS (more like OhShit!) and then come up with some asinine jerseys. The only one that comes close to acceptable is the white on white (but with a black helmet?!?!) The orange one is just terrible. Disappointing. There is no need to look ridiculous out there.

  • Kyle O. | April 28, 2007 at 9:43 am |

    They make Oregon’s unis look normal

  • Lake | April 28, 2007 at 9:50 am |

    My guess is that the players dressed up fully (including eye black and knee braces) so they can get some actio shots for school publications.

    And those uniforms are ugly.

  • Dave from Indy | April 28, 2007 at 9:55 am |

    Wow, just when you thought Nike could not do any worse…

  • Andy from KC | April 28, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    Oh yeah, now I remember why I don’t watch college football. It literally pains me to watch it.

    Sweet fancy JESUS, those are bad.

  • Josh W. | April 28, 2007 at 10:29 am |

    i think Joakim Noah put it best the day before the national championship game.

    “Ooooh myyyy Goooooodddddddddd!!!!”

    First off, why do you have two guys wearing the same combo. Second, was it really necessary to have another guy just to wear the black pants with the white jersey?

  • James Craven | April 28, 2007 at 10:41 am |

    When I’m King of the World…

    Monochrome uniforms in football will be banned and those prosicuted will be punished to the fullest extent of the law!

  • GBoJackson | April 28, 2007 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”77369″]On another note, I’m a Cubs fan but Reyes of the Cardinals did it right last night:

    http://chicagosports...
    reyes always does it right. the only thing he does wrong is the stupid flat bill.

  • Johnny Bacardi | April 28, 2007 at 10:42 am |

    So the players “overwhelmingly approved” these godawful mostrosities, eh? What else were they going to do, refuse to wear them?

  • James Craven | April 28, 2007 at 10:46 am |

    And we have a histroic inaccuracy note for you on those Steelers retro uniforms:

    According to Football Uniforms Past and Present, which can be linked from the menu bar on the right side of your screen, from 1960 through 1963, the Steelers wore numbers on the side of the helmets, not the Steel logo you know and love today.

  • Travis McGuire | April 28, 2007 at 11:03 am |

    I woke up this morning, opened The Oregonian and…BAM! Those awful uniforms are plastered on the front page of the sports section. It truly is official that Oregon is starting to lose its mind when it comes to uniform apparel. Oregon’s jerseys look like the tool box on my first truck, OS’s (don’t say OSU anymore!) do indeed look like sports bra’s and PSU isn’t far behind:

    My only hope is that the Pilots new logo doesn’t turn their…uh…soccer uni’s to crap. But I’m not holding my breath.

  • Eric B | April 28, 2007 at 11:05 am |

    if the yoke was a solid color instead of having the baseball jersey pitstains on top, they would look a lot better. the orange jersey is no good. the white on white is ok. black on black sucks. never been a fan of white on black.

  • Drew | April 28, 2007 at 11:05 am |

    I’d really like to know how Nike pitches these sorry excuses for “uniform evolution” to the players/coaches. How do you convince testosterone-raged college players that wearing a design similar to a sports bra looks GOOD?

    (To Oregon): “FLAMES on your helmets! DIAMOND PLATING on your jerseys! It doesn’t say “ducks” it says “we’re from the future!”

    To OSU: If it looks like you’ve pulled up your sports bra to flash someone on your jerseys…then all the hot girls in the crowd will do the same!

  • Andrew | April 28, 2007 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”77401″]And we have a histroic inaccuracy note for you on those Steelers retro uniforms:

    According to Football Uniforms Past and Present, which can be linked from the menu bar on the right side of your screen, from 1960 through 1963, the Steelers wore numbers on the side of the helmets, not the Steel logo you know and love today.[/quote]

    The uniforms are replicas from the 1962 season if I’m not mistaken. That is the only season the Steelers wore a gold helmet with the steel logo on the side. The next season they switched to black helmet. The uniforms are accurate. The only thing things that could be pointed out as inaccurate are the white shoes and the fact the mascot looks more like a child molester lumberjack than a steel worker.

    One thing that I do like about the Oregon unis is the stripe down the side of the pants. other than that, they can burn the damn things. Funny how the best uniforms in college football(here , here, here, and here have the least amount of shit on them. Just an observation. lol

  • BIGmatt | April 28, 2007 at 11:10 am |

    Jamarcus Russel is wearing a “VT” Virginia Tech lapel pin on his suit -ESPN

  • Tony | April 28, 2007 at 11:13 am |

    Funny how the best uniforms in college football(here , here, here, and here have the least amount of shit on them. Just an observation. lol
    Exactly.

    The Steelers have been a white shoe team since 1999, but does anyone else think they should switch to black this year? The retro uniforms just look weird with white shoes. It would also give the Steelers a slightly different aesthetic identity under Coach Tomlin, even when paired with the normal home/away jerseys.

  • Robert | April 28, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”77371″]I do like the pants… as long as they don’t go monochromatic black on us…[/quote]

    Agreed. The pants are fine. The rest of the uniform is a disaster. This proves again why the clowns (i.e., players) should not be consulted in anything Uni Related.

  • Tim D | April 28, 2007 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”77398″][quote comment=”77369″]On another note, I’m a Cubs fan but Reyes of the Cardinals did it right last night:

    http://chicagosports...
    reyes always does it right. the only thing he does wrong is the stupid flat bill.[/quote]

    um ..yeah…and the 0-4 record and the constant high in the strike zone 2 seam fast balls kind of suck too, for us Cardinals fans…

  • Drew | April 28, 2007 at 11:17 am |

    I actually like them OK… just have some color stripes by the shoulders and a small line of stictching on the sides. Pants are quite nice, too.

    Take your pick guys, OSU v Miami v Oregon!

    OSU-

    Miami-

    Oregon-

  • Drew | April 28, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    messed up the links, Miami has the Oregon picture, Oregon has the Miami one, and heres Oregon

    http://cache.deadspi...

  • Mike | April 28, 2007 at 11:24 am |

    I actually kind of like them too. The white I think will be very nice, but maybe thats just because I have a bias toward offensive lineman. The black wll be OK but the orange are really quite terrible. At least it is a departure from the normal Nike uniforms in the old Miami form with the sweeping under the armpit handlebar.

  • David110 | April 28, 2007 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”77406″][quote comment=”77401″]And we have a histroic inaccuracy note for you on those Steelers retro uniforms:

    According to Football Uniforms Past and Present, which can be linked from the menu bar on the right side of your screen, from 1960 through 1963, the Steelers wore numbers on the side of the helmets, not the Steel logo you know and love today.[/quote]

    The uniforms are replicas from the 1962 season if I’m not mistaken. That is the only season the Steelers wore a gold helmet with the steel logo on the side. The next season they switched to black helmet. The uniforms are accurate. The only thing things that could be pointed out as inaccurate are the white shoes and the fact the mascot looks more like a child molester lumberjack than a steel worker.

    One thing that I do like about the Oregon unis is the stripe down the side of the pants. other than that, they can burn the damn things. Funny how the best uniforms in college football(here , here, here, and here have the least amount of shit on them. Just an observation. lol[/quote]

    I still think the Penn State has the best uniform in all of football.

  • Seth | April 28, 2007 at 11:26 am |

    Okay, since it did not come up in discussion yesterday and since I have to look at it all weekend, I did my research and will hereby vent:
    for one, Eric Byrnes needs to finish getting dressed: maybe it will help the issue

    for two, Arizuna? maybe that is why they have attendance problems: no one knows where to go.

    and for three, does the chest protector look like it has a snake pattern? i think it is the best (of the worst) uni related thing to look at

  • Jesse Spector | April 28, 2007 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”77410″]Jamarcus Russel is wearing a “VT” Virginia Tech lapel pin on his suit -ESPN[/quote]

    So is the commish. One more and it’s a trend.

  • Dan | April 28, 2007 at 11:48 am |

    Are those sports bras above the numbers? What a weird design

  • Matt | April 28, 2007 at 11:56 am |

    To comment on the Mets wearing their blue 5950’s for batting practice…

    they may be doing it because it matches the blue batting practice jerseys better than the either black hat…

  • Jerico | April 28, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”77406″][quote comment=”77401″]And we have a histroic inaccuracy note for you on those Steelers retro uniforms:

    According to Football Uniforms Past and Present, which can be linked from the menu bar on the right side of your screen, from 1960 through 1963, the Steelers wore numbers on the side of the helmets, not the Steel logo you know and love today.[/quote]

    The uniforms are replicas from the 1962 season if I’m not mistaken. That is the only season the Steelers wore a gold helmet with the steel logo on the side. The next season they switched to black helmet. The uniforms are accurate. The only thing things that could be pointed out as inaccurate are the white shoes and the fact the mascot looks more like a child molester lumberjack than a steel worker.

    One thing that I do like about the Oregon unis is the stripe down the side of the pants. other than that, they can burn the damn things. Funny how the best uniforms in college football(here , here, here, and here have the least amount of shit on them. Just an observation. lol[/quote]

    And funny how all of them are Nike uniforms. You really do win some, lose some.

  • dunford | April 28, 2007 at 12:19 pm |

    Jaworski’s in with a VT pin. As are all the ESPN broadcasters.

    Don’t worry. I’m sure Berman will make sure we all know he’s wearing one. God, that guy’s a tool. I wish I had the NFL Network.

  • Lincoln | April 28, 2007 at 12:24 pm |

    It looks like Russell left in the cardboard protector in the front of his hat. Also, the bar code sticker is still on the underbill. Tacky.

  • Mark in Shiga | April 28, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    The number “4” on those OS jerseys looks heinous.

  • Ian | April 28, 2007 at 12:31 pm |

    Oh My F***ing God…

    My friends, it is NOT a good day to be a Beaver. I am nearly ebarrassed to be a fan of the team and school. This is a traveshamockery if I’ve ever seen one. *sigh*

    On behalf of the level-headed OSU fans, we’re sorry.

  • Mark | April 28, 2007 at 12:33 pm |

    Any comments on the hats the draftees are putting on. It seems that each year there is a new design that (Reebok?) is pushing. Haven’t really gotten a good look at them, but I do notice a lot of mesh in back.

  • Kyle O. | April 28, 2007 at 12:34 pm |

    Calvin Johnson left the cardboard in too. I do like the design of this years hats. Relativly simple

  • Tim | April 28, 2007 at 12:40 pm |

    the hats are more than likely the new “on field” cap of the team.

    [quote comment=”77437″]It looks like Russell left in the cardboard protector in the front of his hat. Also, the bar code sticker is still on the underbill. Tacky.[/quote]

    they probably dont really think about taking the stickers off the hat before they pose for their photo. all they can think about now is $$$

  • Smail | April 28, 2007 at 12:44 pm |

    The draftees aren’t even looking at the hats before they put them on, that’s why they’re not removing the insert. It also seems a little silly to give all the draftee’s family members the hats too. Guess they have to get rid of them any way possible. Props to the Lions for putting CJ’s last name on his jersey. JaMarcus Russell looked really disappointed when he saw there wasn’t a name on the back of his Raiders jersey.

    As for the OS uniforms, I do like that the number font matches their new logo font, and the pants are pretty tolerable, but that’s about it. Words cannot describe the abortion that is the orange jersey. But hey, at least they won’t have to buy halloween costumes.

  • Clevo | April 28, 2007 at 1:13 pm |

    again the group think on this board is overwhelming.

    Yes Nike designed them, but the players like them and someone at Oregon State approved them. If they hated them, they could have refused the design or even swutched to another uniform supplier (although I doubt OS would have shunned an Oregon based company)

    You can hate orange, you can hate monochrome, and you can hate Nike, but realize that there are other parties that are involved in teh design and approval process.

    that all said, I don’t like the uniforms, but I havent liked the OS unis for a few years now.

  • Tom K | April 28, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    I must say i kinda like the UofOregon jerseys, but OSU’s jerseys just make me wanna throw up

  • Minna H. | April 28, 2007 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”77455″]again the group think on this board is overwhelming.

    Yes Nike designed them, but the players like them and someone at Oregon State approved them. If they hated them, they could have refused the design or even swutched to another uniform supplier (although I doubt OS would have shunned an Oregon based company)

    You can hate orange, you can hate monochrome, and you can hate Nike, but realize that there are other parties that are involved in teh design and approval process.

    that all said, I don’t like the uniforms, but I havent liked the OS unis for a few years now.[/quote]

    Why is it groupthink to say the unis are hideous when they so clearly are? You, yourself, say you don’t like them. We are not here to say, “Well, the players like them, so they are ok.” It’s not necessarily groupthink if it is really what everyone really thinks. Besides there have been a few people who have stated they likem.

    I didn’t have to read a single comment to cringe when I saw the unis. I will differ in that I think both the monochromatic looks are the best (yes, the black), but the negatives (sports bra look, ridiculous font, garish orange) far outweighs any positives.

    James Craven, you and I better not be King the same day because if I were Sports Royalty, it would be All Black All The Time. Don’t tell me it wouldn’t work (Burrill) because I would make it work.

    Speaking of all black, JaMarcus Russell looks good rocking the all-black suit. Ok, I can’t see his pants, but I’m assuming.

  • BA | April 28, 2007 at 1:32 pm |

    Anyone notice that when Adrian Peterson was sitting in the green room, he had a nike lapel pin…and when he was on the stage he did not?

    I rewinded the tivo, and saw one of the NFL suits take it off of him on the way to the stage.

  • Marc | April 28, 2007 at 1:32 pm |

    did anyone happen to catch this?

    The NFL rep pinning the ” VT ” pin on the suit of Peterson after he was drafted by Minn for the pictures? why didnt Goodell make it mandatory for all draftees to have this pin on?

    now all it looks like is ” ok wear this for pictures so it looks like our players give a damn “

  • Dean | April 28, 2007 at 1:32 pm |

    Adrian Peterson sitting in the green room with a Nike lapel pin above his VT pin, once he gets drated someone takes it off of him, to go out for his photo op. Not only a logo creep, then having someone from the NFL, and probably reebok take off the pin right before he goes out.

  • Double J | April 28, 2007 at 1:33 pm |

    OMG!!!! I’m watching the NFL Draft, and Adrian Peterson was just selected 7th. Shown at his table with his posse, he had a VT lapel pin as well as a shiny gold NIKE lapel pin. On his way to the podium when he received his hat and jersey, ESPN showed a man messing with AP’s suit! When he held up his jersey with the commish, there was no NIKE pin!!!!!!!

  • Smail | April 28, 2007 at 1:33 pm |

    While Adrian Peterson was being handed his Vikings jersey sidestage, somebody came up and removed what I believe was the Nike logo lapel pin he was wearing on his suit. Keep up the overprotectiveness, Reebok.

  • Bryan | April 28, 2007 at 1:33 pm |

    Before getting picked at no.7 Adrian Peterson was wearing a Nike pin above his VT one. As he left the green room to go on stage, someone took it off so he was just left with the Tech pin

  • Dean | April 28, 2007 at 1:34 pm |

    Peterson already had the VT pin on his jacket, but had a Nike logo above it, right when he got drafted and became NFL “property” thus reebok property the Nike pin had to go.

  • H8er | April 28, 2007 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”77456″]I must say i kinda like the UofOregon jerseys, but OSU’s jerseys just make me wanna throw up[/quote]

    I like the new OSU uniforms. They’re a huge improvement from their old ones: old beavs

    I also think the Oregon uniforms are cool simply because of how ugly they are.

    I agree completely with the guy who said (with tongue in cheek) that many of you who post are becoming a cult of Paul Lukas worshippers. Don’t get me wrong–I think Paul is the shit. I read this blog every day and his column is great, but you guys need to get off your knees and develop some of your own opinions.

  • Minna H. | April 28, 2007 at 1:35 pm |

    Wait, so let me get this straight, the Vikings took Adrian Peterson? I wasn’t quite sure…. (I’m kidding, of course).

    Hm. I’m not sure that’s what the Vikings need. He’s a bit of a risk, but I will wait and see. He will look good in purple (well, as good as anyone can look in the Vikes’ hideous unis).

  • Joey Guns | April 28, 2007 at 1:37 pm |

    Anyone notice Adrian Peterson had the VT logo AS WELL AS a Nike logo?

    I wonder if anyone has an Under Armour logo on. I don’t see Brady Quinn with a TV logo. It must be on his jacket. He’s wearing a vest right now.

  • Double J | April 28, 2007 at 1:38 pm |

    HAHA I guess I wasnt the only one who noticed AP and came straight to Uni Watch to talk about it!!! Good Stuff..

    Stone-cold lock: The Giants will take Lorenzo Booker today! Guaranteed.

  • Minna H. | April 28, 2007 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”77467″][quote comment=”77456″]I must say i kinda like the UofOregon jerseys, but OSU’s jerseys just make me wanna throw up[/quote]

    I like the new OSU uniforms. They’re a huge improvement from their old ones: old beavs

    I also think the Oregon uniforms are cool simply because of how ugly they are.

    I agree completely with the guy who said (with tongue in cheek) that many of you who post are becoming a cult of Paul Lukas worshippers. Don’t get me wrong–I think Paul is the shit. I read this blog every day and his column is great, but you guys need to get off your knees and develop some of your own opinions.[/quote]

    Again, I will repeat, just because ninety percent of people think something (i.e., the OS unis are hideous), it doesn’t mean we’re the cult of Paul Lukas. I’m always puzzled by people who think the board slavishly follows whatever Paul says because I see far more dissension than agreement. There are even several staunch Nike supporters.

    Myself, for example. I love black. I am apparently one of three people. I don’t mind purple in some instances (default as a Vikings’ fan). I also like bright colors over pastels (including baby blue) for the most part.

    In other words, I think people who are calling out the board as followers or whatever are only seeing what they want to see.

  • Douzoglou Grandes Ligas | April 28, 2007 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”77455″]again the group think on this board is overwhelming.

    Yes Nike designed them, but the players like them and someone at Oregon State approved them. If they hated them, they could have refused the design or even swutched to another uniform supplier (although I doubt OS would have shunned an Oregon based company)

    You can hate orange, you can hate monochrome, and you can hate Nike, but realize that there are other parties that are involved in teh design and approval process.

    that all said, I don’t like the uniforms, but I havent liked the OS unis for a few years now.[/quote]

    You make a really good point, a lot of times it depends on the coaches as well. I worked for the ASU Athletic Department and still keep in touch with one of my former bosses and as soon as Herb Sendek came in, one of the first things he did was change the basketball uniforms to This.

    The way it works is that Nike (Adidas, Reebok, etc) hears some ideas, they put together a few different templates and then the school picks what they want… I’m happy to have heard Dennis Erickson will be keeping these, partly because there wasn’t enough time to change them since he came in late, but he seems to be an “classic loook” kinda guy too.

  • Andrew | April 28, 2007 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”77411″]Funny how the best uniforms in college football(here , here, here, and here have the least amount of shit on them. Just an observation. lol
    Exactly.

    The Steelers have been a white shoe team since 1999, but does anyone else think they should switch to black this year? The retro uniforms just look weird with white shoes. It would also give the Steelers a slightly different aesthetic identity under Coach Tomlin, even when paired with the normal home/away jerseys.[/quote]

    In the 99 season… they wore black shoes and it was the first season that finished with a losing record and out of the playoffs under Cowher. I think that is the main reason they won’t wear black shoes. Also the white shoes have a historic sense to them because i believe they won their first 4 super bowl championships with white shoes. Again not 100% sure, but i think that is why they stick with the white shoes and not be like half the NFL now and switch to the black shoes

  • Smail | April 28, 2007 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”77469″]Anyone notice Adrian Peterson had the VT logo AS WELL AS a Nike logo?

    I wonder if anyone has an Under Armour logo on.

    I don’t see Brady Quinn with a TV logo.

    It must be on his jacket.

    He’s wearing a vest right now.[/quote]

    Yup, Patrick Willis from Ole Miss. You know the NFL/Reebok suits were not pleased as Willis watched from home, and there was no way to rip the UA logo off of his polo shirt remotely.

  • BA | April 28, 2007 at 2:27 pm |

    Joe Thomas (the guy OL that went #3 and went fishing instead of to the draft) was wearing Under Armour turtleneck, sweatshirt, and hat.

  • Gaurav | April 28, 2007 at 2:31 pm |

    Did you guys see that two of the picks, Landry and Willis were wearing White Sox New Era 5950’s?

  • schuby | April 28, 2007 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”77471″][quote comment=”77467″][quote comment=”77456″]I must say i kinda like the UofOregon jerseys, but OSU’s jerseys just make me wanna throw up[/quote]

    I like the new OSU uniforms. They’re a huge improvement from their old ones: old beavs

    I also think the Oregon uniforms are cool simply because of how ugly they are.

    I agree completely with the guy who said (with tongue in cheek) that many of you who post are becoming a cult of Paul Lukas worshippers. Don’t get me wrong–I think Paul is the shit. I read this blog every day and his column is great, but you guys need to get off your knees and develop some of your own opinions.[/quote]

    Woah Woah Woah!! Calm it down over there.
    As you know, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. And with the 300 million people in America, there are bound to be people with the same opinions, right. It’s called agreeing, and it’s happening all around the country as we speak! Just because a few people agree with Paul on this subject, doesn’t mean we are a cult and agree on everything. Like Minna, I enjoy monochrome black. I also love the D-backs red alts, and like Oregon’s football jerseys. We agree on some subjects, disagree on others, and maybe soon you can realize that your last comment made absolutely no sense. At all.

  • Steve | April 28, 2007 at 3:00 pm |

    Zero percent uni-ralted, but I think it’s complete bullsh*t that the NFL commissioner gave Brady Quinn “a private suite without tv cameras”. Every other player in history has been forced to sit in the green room until his name was called. Why the preferential treatment for this schmuck????? Freaking Notre Dame…..

  • Smail | April 28, 2007 at 3:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”77493″]Zero percent uni-ralted, but I think it’s complete bullsh*t that the NFL commissioner gave Brady Quinn “a private suite without tv cameras”.

    Every other player in history has been forced to sit in the green room until his name was called.

    Why the preferential treatment for this schmuck?????

    Freaking Notre Dame…..[/quote]

    I wholeheartedly agree. With any luck, his punishment will involve wearing an ugly uniform next season.

  • Steve | April 28, 2007 at 3:02 pm |

    Anyone else notice a yellow Steelers helmet in the background of Rachel Nichols’ reporting just now after the Steelers’ pick (#15)?

  • autiger | April 28, 2007 at 3:06 pm |

    While pictures were being taken of Calvin Johnson, his name came partially off the back of the jersey. It was attached with velcro.

  • zorro | April 28, 2007 at 3:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”77496″][quote comment=”77493″]Zero percent uni-ralted, but I think it’s complete bullsh*t that the NFL commissioner gave Brady Quinn “a private suite without tv cameras”.

    Every other player in history has been forced to sit in the green room until his name was called.

    Why the preferential treatment for this schmuck?????

    Freaking Notre Dame…..[/quote]

    I wholeheartedly agree. With any luck, his punishment will involve wearing an ugly uniform next season.[/quote]

    You really think it’s because he went to Notre Dame? Ever consider that it might be because there’s a new commissioner, who seems to have a bit more heart than the previous ones?

    It was the right move. Would you want your son’s face plastered on national TV all day while the commentators kept using the words “train wreck”?

    Have some heart.

  • Tom C. | April 28, 2007 at 3:34 pm |

    Interesting that Russell was already prepared in Raiders colors – he certainly matched his suit with the raiders hat/jersey. Think the Raiders knew all along?

    Russell

  • Steve | April 28, 2007 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”77503″][quote comment=”77496″][quote comment=”77493″]Zero percent uni-ralted, but I think it’s complete bullsh*t that the NFL commissioner gave Brady Quinn “a private suite without tv cameras”.

    Every other player in history has been forced to sit in the green room until his name was called.

    Why the preferential treatment for this schmuck?????

    Freaking Notre Dame…..[/quote]

    I wholeheartedly agree. With any luck, his punishment will involve wearing an ugly uniform next season.[/quote]

    You really think it’s because he went to Notre Dame? Ever consider that it might be because there’s a new commissioner, who seems to have a bit more heart than the previous ones?

    It was the right move. Would you want your son’s face plastered on national TV all day while the commentators kept using the words “train wreck”?

    Have some heart.[/quote]

    I just think it’s ironic. Aaron Rodgers sat there until pick #24 a few years ago without bitching. I bet that Brady’s family asked for the private suite. I doubt the commissioner said “Hey buddy, sorry you weren’t pick yet, how about you hide from the limelight?”

  • Matt W | April 28, 2007 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”77514″][quote comment=”77503″][quote comment=”77496″][quote comment=”77493″]Zero percent uni-ralted, but I think it’s complete bullsh*t that the NFL commissioner gave Brady Quinn “a private suite without tv cameras”.

    Every other player in history has been forced to sit in the green room until his name was called.

    Why the preferential treatment for this schmuck?????

    Freaking Notre Dame…..[/quote]

    I wholeheartedly agree. With any luck, his punishment will involve wearing an ugly uniform next season.[/quote]

    You really think it’s because he went to Notre Dame? Ever consider that it might be because there’s a new commissioner, who seems to have a bit more heart than the previous ones?

    It was the right move. Would you want your son’s face plastered on national TV all day while the commentators kept using the words “train wreck”?

    Have some heart.[/quote]

    I just think it’s ironic. Aaron Rodgers sat there until pick #24 a few years ago without bitching.

    I bet that Brady’s family asked for the private suite.

    I doubt the commissioner said “Hey buddy, sorry you weren’t pick yet, how about you hide from the limelight?”[/quote]

    Why is the idea of the Commish saying that to a potential posterboy of a team inconceivable? It would have been the right thing to do for Aaron Rodgers and Leland McElroy before him.

  • patrick | April 28, 2007 at 4:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”77390″]i think Joakim Noah put it best the day before the national championship game.

    “Ooooh myyyy Goooooodddddddddd!!!!”

    First off, why do you have two guys wearing the same combo. Second, was it really necessary to have another guy just to wear the black pants with the white jersey?[/quote]

    they do thisto shwo off all the combinations, imagine what Oregon’s must have looked like…

  • patrick | April 28, 2007 at 4:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”77504″]Interesting that Russell was already prepared in Raiders colors – he certainly matched his suit with the raiders hat/jersey. Think the Raiders knew all along?

    Russell [/quote]

    he also wore a blakc and white suit yesterday on ESPN, not quite silver but close

  • zorro | April 28, 2007 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”77515″][quote comment=”77514″][quote comment=”77503″][quote comment=”77496″][quote comment=”77493″]Zero percent uni-ralted, but I think it’s complete bullsh*t that the NFL commissioner gave Brady Quinn “a private suite without tv cameras”.

    Every other player in history has been forced to sit in the green room until his name was called.

    Why the preferential treatment for this schmuck?????

    Freaking Notre Dame…..[/quote]

    I wholeheartedly agree. With any luck, his punishment will involve wearing an ugly uniform next season.[/quote]

    You really think it’s because he went to Notre Dame? Ever consider that it might be because there’s a new commissioner, who seems to have a bit more heart than the previous ones?

    It was the right move. Would you want your son’s face plastered on national TV all day while the commentators kept using the words “train wreck”?

    Have some heart.[/quote]

    I just think it’s ironic. Aaron Rodgers sat there until pick #24 a few years ago without bitching.

    I bet that Brady’s family asked for the private suite.

    I doubt the commissioner said “Hey buddy, sorry you weren’t pick yet, how about you hide from the limelight?”[/quote]

    Why is the idea of the Commish saying that to a potential posterboy of a team inconceivable? It would have been the right thing to do for Aaron Rodgers and Leland McElroy before him.[/quote]

    Exactly. Just because others had to sit there doesn’t mean it was right to make them sit there in the first place.

    If you actually believe that the commissioner said to himself, “Yeah, make him sit there. Oh wait–he’s from Notre Dame, right? Well in that case he can come back to my suite.”–if you actually believe that I have some UFO and JFK conspiracy theories for you.

    Quinn handled it like a champ, and gets to wear a classic uniform now too.

    Good for him.

  • James Craven | April 28, 2007 at 5:08 pm |

    First the fucking ugly uniforms, now the Eagles have traded their #1 pick to the DALLAS FUCKING COWBOYS!?

    Sell, Lurie, SELL!

  • Jeff F | April 28, 2007 at 5:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”77406″][quote comment=”77401″]And we have a histroic inaccuracy note for you on those Steelers retro uniforms:

    According to Football Uniforms Past and Present, which can be linked from the menu bar on the right side of your screen, from 1960 through 1963, the Steelers wore numbers on the side of the helmets, not the Steel logo you know and love today.[/quote]

    The uniforms are replicas from the 1962 season if I’m not mistaken. That is the only season the Steelers wore a gold helmet with the steel logo on the side. The next season they switched to black helmet. The uniforms are accurate. The only thing things that could be pointed out as inaccurate are the white shoes and the fact the mascot looks more like a child molester lumberjack than a steel worker.

    One thing that I do like about the Oregon unis is the stripe down the side of the pants. other than that, they can burn the damn things. Funny how the best uniforms in college football(here , here, here, and here have the least amount of shit on them. Just an observation. lol[/quote]

    You left ND off that list.

  • James Craven | April 28, 2007 at 5:30 pm |

    No. That would be 1963. Maybe the Steel logo was in place for the Playoff Bowl game (remember that game?), but according to FUPP, the black helmets came in 1964. But the Steelers did wear numbers on the sides of the helmets.

  • BurghFan | April 28, 2007 at 5:40 pm |

    What I’m seeing for the Steelers on FUPP (from the link on the right of this page) is gold with a number in ’61, gold with the steelmark in ’62, and the current black design in ’63.

  • Terry Mark | April 28, 2007 at 6:19 pm |

    Well, those Oregon State uniforms definitely fail the is-it-stupid-or-is-it-good test? I’d be really interested in the explanation for that contrasting panel at the chest and shoulders.

  • Jeffrey Fedenko | April 28, 2007 at 6:30 pm |

    All the talk about the Steelers yellow helmet but it also looks as if the facemask is BLACK not GREY!?!

  • NMK | April 28, 2007 at 6:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”77559″]All the talk about the Steelers yellow helmet but it also looks as if the facemask is BLACK not GREY!?![/quote]

    This is just my opinion, but I don’t see a pressing reason to make them gray. True, most (but not all) facemasks were gray before the 1970s, but it wasn’t because the teams said “We’d really like to have gray facemasks.” It was because it wasn’t possible or practical to give facemasks colors.

    It’s kind of like what the Steelers did when they wore 1933 throwbacks– the 1933 team wore leather helmets. Instead of trying to somehow represent that on a plastic helmet, the Steelers just wore their normal helmets with the decals removed.

    In this case, there was no way they were going to make the helmet look the same without going to single-bar facemasks, so they just went with a color that didn’t stand out. Gray would have been fine, but black works too.

  • Rob S | April 28, 2007 at 7:13 pm |

    These new OSU Jersey’s are disgusting!! The Pants look great……However It’s a wash though being that their previous uniforms were also disgusting!! so basically no change, they still suck! So concerning the Pac 10……Teams with still horrible jersey’s continue to be Oregon, Oregon St, California and Arizona!

  • NMK | April 28, 2007 at 7:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”77550″]What I’m seeing for the Steelers on FUPP (from the link on the right of this page) is gold with a number in ’61, gold with the steelmark in ’62, and the current black design in ’63.[/quote]

    I think that is right, or at least closer to being right. Based on what I have seen, the Steelers added the Steelmark symbol to their yellow helmets in the 1962 season. It might have actually been partway through. (If this blog had been around then, the change would have been decried as “logo creep,” since it was basically an ad for the Steel industry!)

    The symbol originally said “Steel,” just like it does on steel products you may see from time to time.

    The Steelers ended up having their best season ever, finishing second in their division and going to the “Playoff Bowl” or “Runner-Up Bowl” in Miami to play the other second-place team, the Lions. For that game, they switched to black helmets and got permission to change “Steel” to “Steelers.”

    You can see some photos showing the different versions at Mike Stanhope’s helmet page.

    The only thing that doesn’t fit in is the picture of a yellow helmet at the Hall of Fame. Not only does it say “Steelers” and not “Steel” on it, but the logo is on the left side for some reason! I don’t know what to do with that.

    So maybe there’s something we still don’t know about the transition.

  • Smail | April 28, 2007 at 7:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”77558″]I’d be really interested in the explanation for that contrasting panel at the chest and shoulders.[/quote]

    Because they can.

  • stuby | April 28, 2007 at 7:48 pm |

    The most tired thing of the NFL draft: Jet fans

  • Teebz | April 28, 2007 at 8:05 pm |

    Martin Brodeur is wearing brand-new pads, a new blocker and a new catcher tonight after his brutal play in Game One against the Senators. This is rarely heard-of for goalies, especially in the playoffs. Keep your eyes on this one.

  • Jeffrey Fedenko | April 28, 2007 at 8:15 pm |

    Actually, grey was the only color mask used in the sixties, (the only exceptions being the dark brown Schutt bolt on masks which were basically left overs from the fifties and the Adams or Wilson ivory white masks which were primarily used by universities and colleges).
    Dunguard, who was the first to match the color of the mask to the team colors, didn’t start producing colored masks until the seventies.
    As far as using leather helmets or one bar masks I think it is quite obvious that the throw backs are not supposed to be technologically accurate. (In other words only the visual aspects are considered and the facemask is definitely a part of that.)
    Finally, you may want to consider that in recent years some of the most succesful throwbacks helmets from the Chargers, Browns, Bills, etc. have all used GREY facemasks.

  • timmy b | April 28, 2007 at 8:31 pm |

    if i may clarify the steelers throwback unis…

    it is based on the 1962 home uniform. the steelers added the “steel” logo on the right side of the helmet for the home game against the redskins (roughly the 9th game of the 62 season). for the first 8 games of 1962, the helmets were plain yellow with the black stripe. the steelers had numbers on the helmets from 1957 thru 1961, though a couple of those seasons the numbers weren’t pasted on until about the second or third game of the season.

    the steelers had sleeve numbers in 1956, then did not until 1962.

    the black helmet broke out for the playoff bowl in miami after the 1962 regular season. then was a permanent fixture starting in 1963.

    the fupp site, while excellent, does contain a moderate amount of errors in terms of what was worn in what season.

    i have been a diligent researcher of the history of the steelers unis going back to day one in 1933.

    hope this settles some disputes out there.

    tb

  • =bg= | April 28, 2007 at 8:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”77481″]Joe Thomas (the guy OL that went #3 and went fishing instead of to the draft) was wearing Under Armour turtleneck, sweatshirt, and hat.[/quote]

    He had just signed a big deal with them

  • Aaron | April 28, 2007 at 9:01 pm |

    One thing I don’t think anyone mentioned from the Oregon State pictures (we covered the knee braces and eye black earlier), it’s pretty funny how #75 is fully taped for the photoshoot. It must have been a pretty demanding couple of hours. I’m an athletic trainer, so I notice dumb things like that. If he had come into my office and asked for a tape job for a uniform unveiling, I think I probably would have punched him in the stomach.

  • Beau | April 28, 2007 at 9:14 pm |

    EXCELLENT dialog today from the Astros announcers during the tops of the 6th inning of the Milwaukee/Houston game. It started with them noting that Hunter Pence (making his MLB debut) was quoted to “be excited” about being in the big leagues so he could wear his socks up. A long conversation ensued that sounded like it was written by Paul Lukas himself.

  • Beau G | April 28, 2007 at 9:43 pm |

    Arizona is wearing black caps, black jerseys, white pants and red undershirts against the Giants tonight. It comes close to looking like the Pirate Red Alternates and equally hideous.

  • BurghFan | April 28, 2007 at 9:49 pm |

    Re #89:

    Thanks, Timmy.

  • MGreen | April 28, 2007 at 9:53 pm |

    Can anyone explain to me what is going on in this picture? Uniform wise that is.

  • BurghFan | April 28, 2007 at 9:56 pm |

    Can anyone explain to me what is going on in this picture? Uniform wise that is.

    Looks like spring training, where BP jerseys are often worn.

  • Hey Whoa | April 28, 2007 at 10:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”77483″]Did you guys see that two of the picks, Landry and Willis were wearing White Sox New Era 5950’s?[/quote]

    Yea that was kind of weird, I noticed imediatly as well

  • H8er | April 28, 2007 at 10:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”77571″]These new OSU Jersey’s are disgusting!! The Pants look great……However It’s a wash though being that their previous uniforms were also disgusting!! so basically no change, they still suck! So concerning the Pac 10……Teams with still horrible jersey’s continue to be Oregon, Oregon St, California and Arizona![/quote]

    I know this isn’t grammarwatch, but you don’t need an apostrophe when referring to more than one jersey.

  • Mike Engle | April 28, 2007 at 10:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”77650″][quote comment=”77571″]These new OSU Jersey’s are disgusting!! The Pants look great……However It’s a wash though being that their previous uniforms were also disgusting!! so basically no change, they still suck! So concerning the Pac 10……Teams with still horrible jersey’s continue to be Oregon, Oregon St, California and Arizona![/quote]

    I know this isn’t grammarwatch, but you don’t need an apostrophe when referring to more than one jersey.[/quote]
    Plus it’s not supposed to be a possessive, it’s just a plural noun.

  • Minna H. | April 28, 2007 at 10:50 pm |

    schuby, I think you and I might be in a cult of our own (except the Oregon uni thing. I want no part of that). Let’s set the shrine up in the All-Black Wing of Uni-Watch over there.

    I was watching the Yankee/BoSox game (because, really, what other game is there?), and the only uni-related piece of news was that Robinson Cano, who was named after Jackie Robinson, wears 24 in honor of his idol.

    There might have been more, but I tend to tune out the Buck and McCarver Show.

    Hm. Who did the Vikes take at #7 again? I agree with the notion that perhaps JaMarcus Russell wore black because he was hoping to be the first pick.

    By the way, I don’t like the picks having to wear the caps of their new teams. As one scribe said, “You pair a baseball cap with a three-thousand dollar Armani suit. Ridiculous.” I think it was Gene W. of ESPN, but I’m not sure.

  • Brandon | April 28, 2007 at 11:04 pm |

    http://www.osubeaver...

    there is the story on the uni’s for Oregon State, it’s from friday 4/27. Their spring game was today so i’m guessing they took the photos just before or just after. that would account for the braces, tape and eye black.

  • Brandon | April 28, 2007 at 11:11 pm |

    i meant just before or after practice yesterday….

  • Brandon | April 29, 2007 at 1:23 am |

    Minna, Vikes took Adrian Peterson…. I hope the NFL never moves the draft… usually falls around my birthday… now that I have found this site I look at it a bit differntly now though~

  • drew | April 29, 2007 at 1:27 am |

    i think it’s great that oregon and oregon state wear crazy unis. they don’t have the national fanbases or traditions of schools like ND, ohio state, michigan, penn st, or alabama and the SEC schools. because they don’t have a uni identity that everyone identifies them with, why not experiment with crazy stuff to keep your name in the paper. honestly, if they hadn’t come out with new unis, how many of us would be discussing badger football. i’m a pr major by the way

  • Ben | April 29, 2007 at 1:33 am |

    read today that in the 70s actor Kurt Russell was a very good minor league baseball player until he got injured. Any idea on where to find a pic of him in a minor league uniform? Searching by the teams ( bend rainbows, el paso sun kings) he was with using google has done nothing.

  • Brandon | April 29, 2007 at 1:36 am |

    ok, I hope this works. new guy trying to post a link…

    http://i160.photobuc...

    got some pics from my cousin to the north, every single player; Knickers and high socks, lose points for lack of stirrup(that just doesn’t look right but spellcheck is always right.. right?)

    Mohawk High School from Sycamore, OH

  • Billy B. | April 29, 2007 at 1:36 am |

    [quote comment=”77700″]i think it’s great that oregon and oregon state wear crazy unis. they don’t have the national fanbases or traditions of schools like ND, ohio state, michigan, penn st, or alabama and the SEC schools. because they don’t have a uni identity that everyone identifies them with, why not experiment with crazy stuff to keep your name in the paper. honestly, if they hadn’t come out with new unis, how many of us would be discussing badger football. i’m a pr major by the way[/quote]
    Did Wisconsin get new unis too?

    I think you meant to say Beaver football.

  • Minna H. | April 29, 2007 at 2:27 am |

    [quote comment=”77696″]Minna, Vikes took Adrian Peterson…. I hope the NFL never moves the draft… usually falls around my birthday… now that I have found this site I look at it a bit differntly now though~[/quote]

    Thanks, Brandon. I mean, I couldn’t find it ANYWHERE on this site today. Yes, I’m being sarcastic. I think it’s great, however, that the Vikes got talked about so much for something other than their unis. Welcome to the site, by the way.

    I read on Yahoo (therefore it must be true) that the new Commish ushered Quinn out of the green room so he (Quinn) wouldn’t have to be humiliated. I’m torn. On the one hand, if you’re going to be making that kind of money, you should take the bad with the good. On the other hand, he’s still just a kid.

    drew in #104, I’m going to have to agree with Paul on this one. Bad pub is not necessarily better than no pub at all. If they want to be a laughingstock–fine. I would rather look damn sharp in relative anonymity than look like a clown in notoriety.

  • Daniel | April 29, 2007 at 11:40 am |

    Watched the 49ers draft Patrick Willis yesterday and couldn’t help but notice how wonderfully classic the Ole Miss unis are. May they never change.

  • timmy | April 29, 2007 at 12:09 pm |

    My God,

    Nike is undoubtedly the devil incarnate. This is just the latest example of the type of sartorial abomination they have visited on sports teams around the world. For the love of all that is sacred,please stop them before they get to Penn State football or Indiana Basketball or, gulp, the Red Sox!

  • dpnation | April 29, 2007 at 4:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”77957″]My God,

    Nike is undoubtedly the devil incarnate. This is just the latest example of the type of sartorial abomination they have visited on sports teams around the world. For the love of all that is sacred,please stop them before they get to Penn State football or Indiana Basketball or, gulp, the Red Sox![/quote]

    Nike already outfits Penn State. It’s up to the athletic department and the school to decide what look they’re going for, not Nike’s. As mentioned previously on this thread, these designs are approved by the school and not something Nike forces them to wear.

  • Chris | April 29, 2007 at 7:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”77493″]Zero percent uni-ralted, but I think it’s complete bullsh*t that the NFL commissioner gave Brady Quinn “a private suite without tv cameras”.

    Every other player in history has been forced to sit in the green room until his name was called.

    Why the preferential treatment for this schmuck?????

    Freaking Notre Dame…..[/quote]

    Every other player in history waited in the green room under a different commissioner. Roger is just doing things different.

  • nick | April 29, 2007 at 7:57 pm |

    the two worst things about these “things”, are the stupid white piping on the home jerseys, and of course, all the logo creep.

  • Jeag | April 29, 2007 at 11:56 pm |

    I like ’em. Yeah, I said it.

    And it absolutely is important that the players like the uniforms. I can’t prove it, but I bet Oregon recruits much, much better now than they did when they wore the old, boring unis.

  • J. Deaton | April 30, 2007 at 5:07 am |

    I’m a ND fan, but Quinn, if he would have had any b*lls, he would have stayed in the green room like the rest of the draftees did.

    I guess that not winning the Heisman, the National Championship and the overall #1 pick made him sad. Boo hoo.

    pssst…Hey Brady, get a haircut and use a comb next time. The emo look it out when you get to the NFL.