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Monday Open Thread

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Between his own outfit, his wife’s outfit, and the victory wreath, Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti was a study in colors yesterday.

Happy Decoration Day, folks. I’ll be spending mine grilling, eating, and drinking in the back yard. Hope yours is similarly fun-packed. — Paul

 

75 comments to Monday Open Thread

  • Hed-Bone | May 28, 2007 at 11:38 am |

    Indy 500 Champ and married to Ashley Judd……..that guy has got it rough

  • BIGmatt | May 28, 2007 at 11:40 am |

    Happy Memorial Day!!
    I love Nike – but don’t like purple!!

  • Mike Engle | May 28, 2007 at 11:44 am |

    I celebrated Memorial Day a little early. Last Saturday I scored my first ever 5950 at a flea market. A brand new all-teal Marlins cap, gray underbill and all.
    So if I dip a curved brim in cold water, will it keep its curved shape?

  • Stuby | May 28, 2007 at 11:46 am |

    Kinda weird hearing a guy with a name like Dario Franchitti speaking with a Scottish accent.

  • Ben | May 28, 2007 at 11:47 am |

    I would love to see the ratings comparison between the Indy 500 and NASCAR’s Coca Cola 600.

    Also…Dale Jr.’s interesting paint scheme:
    http://www.theworldl...

    And the winner, Casey Mears, follows Dale Jr.’s lead:
    http://us.i1.yimg.co...

    Does anybody know if the Mets have a schedule out for when they are going to wear a certain jersey?

  • Buckeye Mike | May 28, 2007 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”93626″]I would love to see the ratings comparison between the Indy 500 and NASCAR’s Coca Cola 600.

    Also…Dale Jr.’s interesting paint scheme:
    http://www.theworldl...

    And the winner, Casey Mears, follows Dale Jr.’s lead:
    http://us.i1.yimg.co...

    Does anybody know if the Mets have a schedule out for when they are going to wear a certain jersey?[/quote]

    At one point, those 2 almost got into each other and the guys calling it on fox made mention of the fact that mears looked like he didn’t know Jr was above him. Then DW joked about “well he’s in Camo(sp?), he couldn’t see Jr up there. Kind of dumb I know, but funny at the time. brought to mind all those t shirts that look like this. and for the mets, it been said a bunch on here, its up to that charlie samules or what ever his name is the equipment manager he decides when they wear what.

    and thank you everyone who supposrts the freedom of this country, it hits a little closer here, being I live next to Beale AFB

  • Colin | May 28, 2007 at 12:26 pm |

    Well, my Memorial Day started off in the best way possible. My beloved Derby County FC beats WBA to reach the promised land of the Premiership for next season. Not easy to follow them from San Diego, but I try my best.

    Interestingly, I think they may have used their 2007/2008 shirts for the first time (unless it was just a one-off jersey).

  • stan | May 28, 2007 at 12:27 pm |

    the dale jr. camo thing… yeah i understand memorial day but its as bad as the padres camo look. save the camo for the armed forces.

    and this indy race was possiably the most boring one in a while.

  • Patrick | May 28, 2007 at 12:33 pm |

    Unfortunately, I’m spending Memorial Day at the office, but I’ll be at Citizens Bank Park tonight for Dollar Dog Night. As for Indy, was there a better moment yesterday then a sopping wet Ashley Judd jumping up and down in the pit? That’s worth a rain delay anyday.

  • Brian from Short Island | May 28, 2007 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”93645″]Well, my Memorial Day started off in the best way possible. My beloved Derby County FC beats WBA to reach the promised land of the Premiership for next season. Not easy to follow them from San Diego, but I try my best.

    Interestingly, I think they may have used their 2007/2008 shirts for the first time (unless it was just a one-off jersey).[/quote]Congrats! Just don’t give Spurs too much trouble (ahem, I’m looking at you, SheffU) and I’ll be happy…

  • Matthew S. | May 28, 2007 at 12:42 pm |

    I swear I just saw Vanderbilt’s baseball team wearing all black uniforms (pants, jerseys, socks, cleats) in a clip on the NCAA tournament selection show on ESPN. Man that was hideous.

    Naturally it made me think of the 1975-77 all red Indians uniforms: http://www.baseballh...

  • Bogaard | May 28, 2007 at 12:48 pm |

    I was not around for yesterday’s soccer discussion, but here’s a fun little incident of early logo creep. Netherlands’ sports teams have always been outfitted by adidas (although, in the most recent World Cup they wore Nike for some reason).

    As you can see here, the 1974 Netherlands World Cup team was outfitted by adidas — notice the three stripes on the sleeves.

    However, look at #14 on the far left of the photo. That is Johan Cruijff, the greatest soccer player of all time not named Pele. Notice he only has two stripes on his shirt. Cruijff had his own sponsorship deal with PUMA, and would tear one stripe off of all his adidas gear. adidas has always gotten around no logo rules by using a “design element” instead, so Cruijff stuck it to them.

    PUMA & adidas have always been bitter rivals since being founded by two German brothers who hated each other, causing soccer hooligans vehemently to stick with their brand of choice, much like American rednecks stick with either Ford or Chevy.

    Side note: Does anyone know why Cruijff is wearing #9 in one of the photos? Cruiff is to 14, as Jordan is to 23, Gretzky is to 99, and Elway is to 7.

  • Bogaard | May 28, 2007 at 12:48 pm |

    I was not around for yesterday’s soccer discussion, but here’s a fun little incident of early logo creep. Netherlands’ sports teams have always been outfitted by adidas (although, in the most recent World Cup they wore Nike for some reason).

    As you can see here, the 1974 Netherlands World Cup team was outfitted by adidas — notice the three stripes on the sleeves.

    However, look at #14 on the far left of the photo. That is Johan Cruijff, the greatest soccer player of all time not named Pele. Notice he only has two stripes on his shirt. Cruijff had his own sponsorship deal with PUMA, and would tear one stripe off of all his adidas gear. adidas has always gotten around no logo rules by using a “design element” instead, so Cruijff stuck it to them.

    PUMA & adidas have always been bitter rivals since being founded by two German brothers who hated each other, causing soccer hooligans vehemently to stick with their brand of choice, much like American rednecks stick with either Ford or Chevy.

    Side note: Does anyone know why Cruijff is wearing #9 in one of the photos? Cruiff is to 14, as Jordan is to 23, Gretzky is to 99, and Elway is to 7.

  • =bg= | May 28, 2007 at 1:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”93660″]I was not around for yesterday’s soccer discussion, but here’s a fun little incident of early logo creep. Netherlands’ sports teams have always been outfitted by adidas (although, in the most recent World Cup they wore Nike for some reason).

    As you can see here, the 1974 Netherlands World Cup team was outfitted by adidas — notice the three stripes on the sleeves.

    However, look at #14 on the far left of the photo. That is Johan Cruijff, the greatest soccer player of all time not named Pele. Notice he only has two stripes on his shirt. Cruijff had his own sponsorship deal with PUMA, and would tear one stripe off of all his adidas gear. adidas has always gotten around no logo rules by using a “design element” instead, so Cruijff stuck it to them.

    PUMA & adidas have always been bitter rivals since being founded by two German brothers who hated each other, causing soccer hooligans vehemently to stick with their brand of choice, much like American rednecks stick with either Ford or Chevy.

    Side note: Does anyone know why Cruijff is wearing #9 in one of the photos? Cruiff is to 14, as Jordan is to 23, Gretzky is to 99, and Elway is to 7.[/quote]

    I don’t know that they hated each other, but it’s an interesting history. Adi Dassler (AdiDas, get it) and Horst Dassler (Puma) pretty well owned the sport shoe scene in the 70s til you know who came along.

  • Thnom | May 28, 2007 at 1:06 pm |

    The #9 could be due to back in the day players were handed numbers from 1-11?

    I remember what story of a keeper wearing 10 because the manager did it alphabetically.. :|

  • =bg= | May 28, 2007 at 1:07 pm |

    Intersting uni-watch in Paris.

    One one hand you have this: (awful)
    http://sports.yahoo....

    Or this..(looks like he should be on a playground instead of one of the world’s four great tennis events)
    http://sports.yahoo....

    And finally this, the classic look.
    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Jacob | May 28, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    I’ll be attending the Diamondbacks/Phillies game and enjoying “Dollar dog night,” probably the best promotion in all of baseball. I might also buy me a baby blue Phillies shirt. BALLIN’.

  • Bogaard | May 28, 2007 at 1:21 pm |

    “Hate” might have been to strong of a word for Adi and Rudi’s relationship. But they certainly did not get along in later life. Feature from Deutche Welle touching on why brand loyalty/logo placement is so important in sports.

  • Matt from the 'Ville | May 28, 2007 at 1:22 pm |

    Any one else notice Dario’s race suit. The IRL logo is doubled up like the ‘A’ and D-Baacks. You would have thought the would have used a zipper suit unstead of bottons.

  • Brandon | May 28, 2007 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”93674″]Any one else notice Dario’s race suit. The IRL logo is doubled up like the ‘A’ and D-Baacks. You would have thought the would have used a zipper suit unstead of bottons.[/quote]

    it is a Zipper it just has the a flap to cover it..seems like an odd place for the IRL logo

  • junkland | May 28, 2007 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”93667″]Intersting uni-watch in Paris.

    One one hand you have this: (awful)
    http://sports.yahoo....

    Or this..(looks like he should be on a playground instead of one of the world’s four great tennis events)
    http://sports.yahoo....

    And finally this, the classic look.
    http://sports.yahoo....

    Interesting combo in the middle picture… Under Armour shirts/shorts and Asics shoes.

  • =bg= | May 28, 2007 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”93672″]”Hate” might have been to strong of a word for Adi and Rudi’s relationship. But they certainly did not get along in later life. Feature from Deutche Welle touching on why brand loyalty/logo placement is so important in sports.[/quote]

    great article. i recall my dad going to germany in the mid 70’s brought me back some germany-only adidas stuff which i wore to high school and EVERYone wanted to know where i got it. there was also a little german car parts place near our house, and these old guys also stocked straight from the factory adidas or puma soccr shoes- couldn’t get ’em anywhere else. i wore the “gerd muller goal” style, and wore #6 for Der Kaiser.

  • =bg= | May 28, 2007 at 1:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”93685″][quote comment=”93667″]Intersting uni-watch in Paris.

    One one hand you have this: (awful)
    http://sports.yahoo....

    Or this..(looks like he should be on a playground instead of one of the world’s four great tennis events)
    http://sports.yahoo....

    And finally this, the classic look.
    http://sports.yahoo....

    Interesting combo in the middle picture… Under Armour shirts/shorts and Asics shoes.[/quote]

    only a matter of time i would bet, til UA has sneakers. They need basketball/tennis in order to get more exposure.

  • rob | May 28, 2007 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”93645″]Well, my Memorial Day started off in the best way possible. My beloved Derby County FC beats WBA to reach the promised land of the Premiership for next season. Not easy to follow them from San Diego, but I try my best.

    Interestingly, I think they may have used their 2007/2008 shirts for the first time (unless it was just a one-off jersey).[/quote]

    i think those shirts are just a one-time deal…derby county are moving to adidas kits next year…it must have been a special playoff final shirt

    source (see kit manufacturer)

  • DRob | May 28, 2007 at 2:02 pm |

    Derby County will be moving to adidas next year.
    The Netherlands have been outfitted by Nike for a while, since at least the 98 world cup.

  • Patrick | May 28, 2007 at 2:23 pm |

    Watching the Braves and Brewers… A bunch of Milwaukee players have their cap flags on the back side of their hats, well behind the left ear. But not everyone is like that.

    I like the flags on the caps, but they should just abandon this f*cking program if no one can wear them right (I suspect equipment managers who put these things on the caps are to blame, as opposed to New Era). It looks so sloppy. I’m sick of it.

  • Matthew S. | May 28, 2007 at 2:34 pm |

    FSN here in Dallas is showing a minor league baseball game between the Memphis Red Birds and the Round Rock Express, which is rare enough. But then in the 5th inning I saw something rarer still these days: Round Rock brought in reliever Travis Driskill, who wears eyeglasses (not sunglasses and not Eric Gagne style goggles, but eyeglasses) while pitching. The glasses appeared to be the same he’s wearing in his roster photo.

    Driskill: http://www.roundrock...

  • Joey Guns | May 28, 2007 at 2:49 pm |

    Happy Memorial Day everybody!

    Anna Kournikova is going to be single again!

    http://www.postchron...

    http://www.celebsinc...

  • Matthew S. | May 28, 2007 at 2:56 pm |

    Not uni-related, but during the minor league broadcast there was a short interview with Hunter Pence from earlier in season (before he was called up the Majors) in which he talked about his time the previous season with Astros AA affiliate in Corpus Christi. During one game in Corpus against the Arkansas Travelers, the Travelers bullpen (which is located behind centerfield apparently) kept throwing crackers over the fence at Pence as a prank during the game. The crackers attracted so many birds that Pence said he could hardly move in any direction without stepping on one.

  • Greg | May 28, 2007 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”93660″]I was not around for yesterday’s soccer discussion, but here’s a fun little incident of early logo creep. Netherlands’ sports teams have always been outfitted by adidas (although, in the most recent World Cup they wore Nike for some reason).

    As you can see here, the 1974 Netherlands World Cup team was outfitted by adidas — notice the three stripes on the sleeves.

    However, look at #14 on the far left of the photo. That is Johan Cruijff, the greatest soccer player of all time not named Pele. Notice he only has two stripes on his shirt. Cruijff had his own sponsorship deal with PUMA, and would tear one stripe off of all his adidas gear. adidas has always gotten around no logo rules by using a “design element” instead, so Cruijff stuck it to them.

    PUMA & adidas have always been bitter rivals since being founded by two German brothers who hated each other, causing soccer hooligans vehemently to stick with their brand of choice, much like American rednecks stick with either Ford or Chevy.

    Side note: Does anyone know why Cruijff is wearing #9 in one of the photos? Cruiff is to 14, as Jordan is to 23, Gretzky is to 99, and Elway is to 7.[/quote]
    Holland have had Nike kits since just after the 1996 European Championships, prior to that they had Lotto kits dating back to at least 1992, and Adidas before that

  • Joey Guns | May 28, 2007 at 3:03 pm |

    Too bad this photo wasn’t today’s main picture.

    What a sweet trophy!

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Broker75 | May 28, 2007 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”93721″]Too bad this photo wasn’t today’s main picture.

    What a sweet trophy!

    http://sports.yahoo....
    I can only dream of drinking champagne out of this baby. We’ll see who gets to live my dream in a couple of weeks..I say Senators is 7.

  • Broker75 | May 28, 2007 at 3:12 pm |

    is in 7.

  • C.N. | May 28, 2007 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”93657″]I swear I just saw Vanderbilt’s baseball team wearing all black uniforms (pants, jerseys, socks, cleats) in a clip on the NCAA tournament selection show on ESPN. Man that was hideous.

    Naturally it made me think of the 1975-77 all red Indians uniforms: http://www.baseballh...

    Yep, this has been mentioned in the comments section earlier this year, as I’m sure Minna well remembers, heh. I linked to a picture at vucommodores.com, it should still be on there somewhere. I know they wore the all-black look in their Friday night game in the Alabama series.

  • Jerico | May 28, 2007 at 3:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”93667″]Intersting uni-watch in Paris.

    One one hand you have this: (awful)
    http://sports.yahoo....

    Or this..(looks like he should be on a playground instead of one of the world’s four great tennis events)
    http://sports.yahoo....

    And finally this, the classic look.
    http://sports.yahoo....

    And then there’s THE classic look. (I know it’s Wimbledon, and it’s now the French Open, but I had to put that one in.)

  • Broker75 | May 28, 2007 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”93667″]Intersting uni-watch in Paris.

    One one hand you have this: (awful)
    http://sports.yahoo....

    Or this..(looks like he should be on a playground instead of one of the world’s four great tennis events)
    http://sports.yahoo....

    And finally this, the classic look.
    http://sports.yahoo....
    It almost looks like Federer is wearing double socks..I go that route too when playing certain sports..more comfortable.

  • DW | May 28, 2007 at 4:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”93623″]I celebrated Memorial Day a little early. Last Saturday I scored my first ever 5950 at a flea market. A brand new all-teal Marlins cap, gray underbill and all.
    [/quote]
    I know a place here in Cincinnati where I can find all of the teal and the teal w/black brim Marlins 5950 New Era’s that you want. An amazing find!

  • =bg= | May 28, 2007 at 4:13 pm |

    Is that Koch’s Sporting Goods?

    *Federer oughta do the long white pants this year.

    *Not uni-related, but..breaking news now:
    The body of New England Patriots player Marquise Hill is found after a jetski accident in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana officials tell CNN.

  • PaddyWaggn | May 28, 2007 at 4:30 pm |

    NESN in Boston had a AA matinée featuring the Portland Sea Dogs and the Reading Phillies, I thought Portland’s catcher John Otness’s catching helmet looked a little big. It also looks like he has two stickers – one of which appears to be larger than normal – on the back of his helmet, and no Sea Dog’s logo either. Unfortunately all I can find is the front view.

  • DJ | May 28, 2007 at 4:47 pm |

    Side note: Does anyone know why Cruijff is wearing #9 in one of the photos? Cruiff is to 14, as Jordan is to 23, Gretzky is to 99, and Elway is to 7.

    He wore 9 on a few occasions with the Netherlands national team, and when he was with Barcelona. Back then, a player didn’t have an assigned squad number; the starters always wore 1-11 (at the World Cup, you had an assigned number that you kept throughout the tournament). But Cruijff’s talent always defied putting him in a particular role.

  • Jason | May 28, 2007 at 4:58 pm |

    I noticed during the Braves game that their belt loops are trimmed like the rest of their unis. I had a pic but my previous 2 posts have been eaten so I thought I’d try without it.

  • Colin | May 28, 2007 at 5:31 pm |

    I flipped by the Clemen’s minor league comeback on ESPN. I noticed his glove is no back opening( in which to stick a finger through) and it also has a large patch on it. The link below isn’t from today’s game, but shows what I am talking about with the glove. Sorry if this has been discussed. I’m a teacher and now that my school year is over, I’ll try to watch the posts more closely.

    http://sports.espn.g...

  • Jaye | May 28, 2007 at 5:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”93763″]I noticed during the Braves game that their belt loops are trimmed like the rest of their unis. I had a pic but my previous 2 posts have been eaten so I thought I’d try without it.[/quote]

    I think this is a good one
    http://syntaxofthing...

  • Stuby | May 28, 2007 at 6:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”93783″][quote comment=”93763″]I noticed during the Braves game that their belt loops are trimmed like the rest of their unis. I had a pic but my previous 2 posts have been eaten so I thought I’d try without it.[/quote]

    I think this is a good one
    http://syntaxofthing...
    They’ve been that way since about 1987 or ’88.

  • Brendan | May 28, 2007 at 6:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”93669″]I’ll be attending the Diamondbacks/Phillies game and enjoying “Dollar dog night,” probably the best promotion in all of baseball. I might also buy me a baby blue Phillies shirt. BALLIN’.[/quote]

    We get that every Wednesday here in Oakland. $2 tickets, too.

  • =bg= | May 28, 2007 at 6:14 pm |

    I tell you, Oakland is a tremendous value. Just tremendous. AT&T Park is the ultimate baseball throwback showplace, with perhaps the best view of any sports stadium in the world, of ANY sport.
    But the ol’ concrete Oakland Coliseum, it’s great. The A’s have the hardest working staff around- the prices can’t be beat, and the atmosphere is great.

  • Brendan | May 28, 2007 at 6:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”93742″][quote comment=”93623″]I celebrated Memorial Day a little early. Last Saturday I scored my first ever 5950 at a flea market. A brand new all-teal Marlins cap, gray underbill and all.
    [/quote]
    I know a place here in Cincinnati where I can find all of the teal and the teal w/black brim Marlins 5950 New Era’s that you want. An amazing find![/quote]

    Do they have a website? Will they ship to California?

  • Richard from MA | May 28, 2007 at 6:17 pm |

    You could look at Ashley Judd in this picture, but you could also notice that sponsors in the IRL don’t seem to want to spend a whole lot on hats.

    (Yeah, I know, they don’t know the hat size of the winner in advance.)

  • Jaye | May 28, 2007 at 6:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”93787″][quote comment=”93783″][quote comment=”93763″]I noticed during the Braves game that their belt loops are trimmed like the rest of their unis. I had a pic but my previous 2 posts have been eaten so I thought I’d try without it.[/quote]

    I think this is a good one
    http://syntaxofthing...
    They’ve been that way since about 1987 or ’88.[/quote]

    I know they’ve been around a good while. I think they were my first indication that I was a uni-watcher. I just thought a picture was needed for discussion purposes.

  • marc | May 28, 2007 at 6:54 pm |

    Roger in high socks toninght in Wilks Scranton-Barre AAA start

  • Tod H. | May 28, 2007 at 6:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”93794″][quote comment=”93787″][quote comment=”93783″][quote comment=”93763″]I noticed during the Braves game that their belt loops are trimmed like the rest of their unis. I had a pic but my previous 2 posts have been eaten so I thought I’d try without it.[/quote]

    I think this is a good one
    http://syntaxofthing...
    They’ve been that way since about 1987 or ’88.[/quote]

    I know they’ve been around a good while. I think they were my first indication that I was a uni-watcher. I just thought a picture was needed for discussion purposes.[/quote]

    Anyone ever notice those cool pinstripes on the Yankees jerseys? I think they look nice.

  • Bill T. | May 28, 2007 at 7:07 pm |

    My attempts at posts are getting eaten up today.

    In response to Bogaard’s earlier post, Johan Cruyff did wear an adidas-sponsored kit with the Washington Diplomats.

  • Boilermaker | May 28, 2007 at 7:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”93721″]Too bad this photo wasn’t today’s main picture.

    What a sweet trophy!

    http://sports.yahoo....
    It was not the picture because there was no ashley judd.

  • C.N. | May 28, 2007 at 8:10 pm |

    And they wonder why most of America seems not to give a flip about the NHL.

    Maybe it’s because no one in America can see the finals until Game 3 (unless you have the VS network- and really, who has the VS network?)

    Almost enough to make me want to move to Canada…

  • Bill T. | May 28, 2007 at 8:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”93849″]And they wonder why most of America seems not to give a flip about the NHL.

    Maybe it’s because no one in America can see the finals until Game 3 (unless you have the VS network- and really, who has the VS network?)[/quote]

    Reason #164 why Gary Bettman should be canned.

  • Jaye | May 28, 2007 at 9:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”93811″][quote comment=”93794″][quote comment=”93787″][quote comment=”93783″][quote comment=”93763″]I noticed during the Braves game that their belt loops are trimmed like the rest of their unis. I had a pic but my previous 2 posts have been eaten so I thought I’d try without it.[/quote]

    I think this is a good one
    http://syntaxofthing...
    They’ve been that way since about 1987 or ’88.[/quote]

    I know they’ve been around a good while. I think they were my first indication that I was a uni-watcher. I just thought a picture was needed for discussion purposes.[/quote]

    Anyone ever notice those cool pinstripes on the Yankees jerseys? I think they look nice.[/quote]

    Really?? They’re black, aren’t they???

  • Jokie | May 28, 2007 at 9:12 pm |

    Hey Yankee fan posters…when did Torre and the rest of the coaching staff stop wearing jerseys? Torre, Guidry, and Mattingly look like they just have the smock with navy t-shorts underneath. I know Francona and Sciascia do that, and it looks lame, but I’m surprised he Yankees would do that.

  • Madd Matt | May 28, 2007 at 9:12 pm |

    I have VS (nyc area)…

  • Steve | May 28, 2007 at 9:36 pm |

    The Blue Jays are wearing American flags on their caps tonight at their home game. It seems a bit odd to me to see a Canadian team wearing an American flag in Canada. Yes, it’s Memorial Day, but it’s still looking out of place.

  • =bg= | May 28, 2007 at 9:38 pm |

    Given that fact is wife is a NUT for the UK wildcats, is there a UK sticker on his car somewhere?

  • Mike from Queens | May 28, 2007 at 9:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”93646″]the dale jr. camo thing… yeah i understand memorial day but its as bad as the padres camo look. save the camo for the armed forces.[/quote]

    The whole camo thing has been kind of confusing to me at times. I don’t know what the line is between honoring the Armed Forces and stepping on their toes. I would agree that it should probably just be saved for the people who actually need it, not people who will end up driving home in sports cars.

  • Jerico | May 28, 2007 at 10:06 pm |

    Ashley Judd and hockey–a way to tie up two of the major events happening this weekend.

  • Tim O. | May 28, 2007 at 10:06 pm |

    More soccer news… American owned Aston Villa of the English premier league unveiled a new club crest as featured on the club’s website. Here is a copy of their previous crest. I happen to like the old one better. I also don’t quite understand ‘Prepared” being written on the bottom of the crest. It seems a little tacked on to me.

  • Robert | May 28, 2007 at 10:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”93897″][quote comment=”93646″]the dale jr. camo thing… yeah i understand memorial day but its as bad as the padres camo look. save the camo for the armed forces.[/quote]

    The whole camo thing has been kind of confusing to me at times. I don’t know what the line is between honoring the Armed Forces and stepping on their toes. I would agree that it should probably just be saved for the people who actually need it, not people who will end up driving home in sports cars.[/quote]

    Since the U.S. Army and the National Guard sponsor cars in NASCAR, I suspect that they did not mind the extra exposure and respect that came with several teams sporting camo paint schemes in yesterday’s race.

  • Bill T. | May 28, 2007 at 10:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”93903″]More soccer news… American owned Aston Villa of the English premier league unveiled a new club crest as featured on the club’s website. Here is a copy of their previous crest. I happen to like the old one better. I also don’t quite understand ‘Prepared” being written on the bottom of the crest. It seems a little tacked on to me.[/quote]

    Agreed. I prefer the previous crest.

    However, club mottos, like “Prepared” for Villa, are or were part of several club crests and lend to the heraldic nature of English football crests.

  • Minna H. | May 28, 2007 at 10:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”93667″]Intersting uni-watch in Paris.

    One one hand you have this: (awful)
    http://sports.yahoo....

    Or this..(looks like he should be on a playground instead of one of the world’s four great tennis events)
    http://sports.yahoo....

    And finally this, the classic look.
    http://sports.yahoo....

    bg, I gotta disagree. I love the middle pic of the red and black combo. It’s bold, but still simple. I could take or leave the first pic, and Federer’s combo leaves me cold. It’s just…ok.

    C.N., any time you want to post pics of the Commodores wearing all black, go right ahead. Or any other team wearing all black, really.

  • Joey Guns | May 28, 2007 at 11:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”93920″][quote comment=”93667″]Intersting uni-watch in Paris.

    One one hand you have this: (awful)
    http://sports.yahoo....

    Or this..(looks like he should be on a playground instead of one of the world’s four great tennis events)
    http://sports.yahoo....

    And finally this, the classic look.
    http://sports.yahoo....

    bg, I gotta disagree. I love the middle pic of the red and black combo. It’s bold, but still simple. I could take or leave the first pic, and Federer’s combo leaves me cold. It’s just…ok.

    C.N., any time you want to post pics of the Commodores wearing all black, go right ahead. Or any other team wearing all black, really.[/quote]

    Michael Russell needs red or black (or both) shoes!

  • =bg= | May 28, 2007 at 11:30 pm |

    well, to be honest, i like the Under Armour black and red. really pops. i just don’t like the tank-top and baggy shirts look for tennis. I prefer the collar shirt and shorts, like Federer.

  • stan | May 29, 2007 at 1:09 am |

    [quote comment=”93849″]And they wonder why most of America seems not to give a flip about the NHL.

    Maybe it’s because no one in America can see the finals until Game 3 (unless you have the VS network- and really, who has the VS network?)

    Almost enough to make me want to move to Canada…[/quote]

    hockey is still going on? i thought that ended like a month ago. man hockey is like the ugly red headed step child of america.

  • TD | May 29, 2007 at 1:25 am |

    [quote comment=”93902″]Ashley Judd and hockey–a way to tie up two of the major events happening this weekend.[/quote]

    Sure, it’s Ashley Judd hotness and all, but it’s still Kentucky, and they spelled ‘Lexington’ wrong.

    No, really.

    Anyone of the opinion that Ashley Judd, despite being an alumnus, first heard of UK hockey roughly 10 minutes before the shoot?

    Me too.

  • Teebz | May 29, 2007 at 1:43 am |

    [quote comment=”93957″]
    hockey is still going on? i thought that ended like a month ago. man hockey is like the ugly red headed step child of america.[/quote]

    It’s comments like the above that will keep it there too. What do you have against hockey? What has hockey done to you? You don’t see us hockey lovers coming on here and tearing down a “sport” where you’re forced to make 2000 left turns on an oval while being forced to urinate in one’s fire-proof crash suit, do you? Hockey lovers can appreciate the glory and difficulty of winning a vehicular endurance race, and none of us have crapped on Dario’s achievement.

    Comments like the “ugly red headed step child of america” are certainly unnecessary. If you’re going to say “relax, it was a joke”, you certainly don’t convey that with your choice of words. If you can’t say something nice… you know the rest.

  • Andrew | May 29, 2007 at 1:48 am |

    [quote comment=”93625″]Kinda weird hearing a guy with a name like Dario Franchitti speaking with a Scottish accent.[/quote]

    IIRC, his grandparents or great-grandparents emigrated to Scotland from Italy.

  • felix | May 29, 2007 at 2:30 am |

    [quote comment=”93972″][quote comment=”93957″]
    hockey is still going on? i thought that ended like a month ago. man hockey is like the ugly red headed step child of america.[/quote]

    It’s comments like the above that will keep it there too. What do you have against hockey? What has hockey done to you? You don’t see us hockey lovers coming on here and tearing down a “sport” where you’re forced to make 2000 left turns on an oval while being forced to urinate in one’s fire-proof crash suit, do you? Hockey lovers can appreciate the glory and difficulty of winning a vehicular endurance race, and none of us have crapped on Dario’s achievement.

    Comments like the “ugly red headed step child of america” are certainly unnecessary. If you’re going to say “relax, it was a joke”, you certainly don’t convey that with your choice of words. If you can’t say something nice… you know the rest.[/quote]

    Amen, brother. And for all those who don’t get it, turn on OLN/Versus/Whatever they call themselves this week. Or NBC if you live in a VS free zone, and watch hockey at it’s finest. The playoffs. I promise you there’s nothing else like it.

  • diz | May 29, 2007 at 6:44 am |

    [quote comment=”93973″][quote comment=”93625″]Kinda weird hearing a guy with a name like Dario Franchitti speaking with a Scottish accent.[/quote]

    IIRC, his grandparents or great-grandparents emigrated to Scotland from Italy.[/quote]

    It’s not that uncommon to be Scottish and of Italian descent. It’s mainly due to the two World Wars.

    Dario’s not the only famous sporting example though, off the top of my head there’s Paul di Giacomo, Lou Macari and Dominc Matteo. I think they’ve all been capped at international level as well, although di Giacomo may only have been at under-21 level.

  • Michael Churchill | May 29, 2007 at 7:17 am |

    [quote comment=”93973″][quote comment=”93625″]Kinda weird hearing a guy with a name like Dario Franchitti speaking with a Scottish accent.[/quote]

    IIRC, his grandparents or great-grandparents emigrated to Scotland from Italy.[/quote]

    I don’t know why it happened, but I have a couple of Scottish friends who have Italian names, so it’s not that uncommon.