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No Secret Handshake Required (yet)

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Ladies and gentlemen, I’m happy to announce that the Uni Watch membership program is officially open for business.

Thanks for your patience, your suggestions, and your enthusiasm for the membership project. And please join me in thanking Uni Watch design director Scott M.X. Turner, who’s been incredibly patient with the many, many requests I’ve made of him over the past month. None of this would be happening if not for him.

Now then: The heart of the program is the official (and laminated!) Uni Watch membership card, which you can customize with your own name and number on the back, just like a uniform. You can either choose to go with Uni Watch colors (in which case you can opt to have your name lettering be vertically arched, radially arched, straight, below the number, or no name at all), or you can choose to go with the design style of your favorite team (and contrary to what I announced a week or so ago, we will retain the Uni Watch-colored border and bunting on these team-based designs after all). Most MLB, NFL, and NHL teams are available; sorry, no NBA for now, no NCAA, no minor leagues, and no teams with any purple in their uniform. Keep in mind that if you opt for a team-based design, your name must appear in the style used by that team — in other words, you can’t ask for a Phillies treatment with vertically arched lettering, or a Yankees treatment with any name at all. Teams that use nameplates (as opposed to direct-sewn lettering) will have a little nameplate border visible on their cards.

So how do you get one of these cards, and what else does membership entitle you to? Here’s the rundown of annual membership levels, prices, and benefits:

Level One — Wool Flannel ($25): Benefits are as follows:

  • Official Uni Watch membership card
  • Uni Watch fridge magnet
  • Three bonus entries in all Uni Watch raffles
  • Your name featured on the Uni Watch “Active Roster” membership listing (see below)

Level Two — Vertically Arched ($60): All of the benefits listed above, plus a special members-only Uni Watch T-shirt (which, like the membership card, was designed by Scott), this year’s version of which is available in your choice of a blue ringer, red ringer, black ringer, orange on navy, or blue on gray. A new T-shirt design will be made available to new or renewing members each year on May 17th, the anniversary of this blog.

Level Three — Chain-Stitched ($100): All the benefits listed above, plus a CD containing the digital art files for three rare, hard-to-find uniform style guides: NFL 1972, XFL 2001, and MLB’s 1999 “Turn Ahead the Clock” series.

Level Four — Leather Helmet ($250): All the benefits listed above, plus Uni Watch design director Scott M.X. Turner will create a logo for your team, fantasy league, company, civic association, church group, or just for you.

Level Five — Satin Piping ($500): All the benefits listed above, plus I will conduct a “Uni Watch Profiles” interview with you, a transcript of which will be posted on the blog. During the interview we will discuss your favorite uniforms, your uni-related pet peeves, your cap collection, or anything else uni-related that you want to talk about. You will be uni-king for a day!

Level Six — Striped Stirrups ($1000): All of the benefits listed above, plus I will fly to your town (or to the nearest city with an airport) and host a Uni Watch party at the local venue of your choosing. Probably your best chance at attending a Uni Watch party if you live in, say, Wichita. Continental U.S. only. If you live within a 100-mile radius of New York City, I will take you and a guest out to dinner either before or after the party. If you and some friends pool your resources to come up with the fee, you will all receive membership cards.

Level Seven — Silver Medal: Available only to Uni Watch staff.

All members will be listed on the official Uni Watch Active Roster, which for now looks like this (click on any member’s uniform number to see the name/number style on the back of his or her membership card; if the person’s name is clickable, you’ll see a photo of that person as well):

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As you can see, John, Scott, Vince, and I are enrolled at the “Silver Medal” membership level (because gold medals are for suckers — silver’s way cooler), which is available only to site staffers. If you want to keep track of people who enroll in the membership program, bookmark this page (which is also accessible via a new “Uni Watch Membership Program” page, which basically repeats a lot of the info from today’s blog entry — as you can see, there’s now a link to that page up at the top of the site).

You probably have some questions. Let’s see if I can anticipate some of them:

Is the membership program voluntary?
Completely. If membership isn’t your bag, no problem. Access to the site will always be free to everyone, members and non-members alike.

How long is membership good for?
One year. I’ll bug everyone to renew at the appropriate time.

Wasn’t the Level Two fee originally slated to be $50, not $60?
Yes. But the T-shirts turned out to be a bit pricier than I’d expected. Sorry about that.

Can I put any name I want on the front of the card?
Personally, I like seeing my real name on a card. But if you’d rather go with a nickname, or just your first name, or John Doe, or whatever, that’s fine with me. But whatever name you have on the front of the card, that’s the name you’ll be listed under on the membership roster.

What about the back of the card?
Again, I like seeing my last name there, but I realize I’m more of a literalist than some other folks might be. So if you want a nickname on the back of your card, or your first name, or whatever, that’s okay too, although I reserve the right to reject anything that’s falls too far on wrong side of the “Is it good or is it stupid?” divide. (Hint: “He Hate Me” is firmly in stupid territory.)

Can I use the name of my business, or the URL of my web site, on the front or the back of the card?
Yes, but you will not be listed on the membership roster. I don’t want the membership program to become a vehicle for stealth marketing — I want it to be a fun way for people to feel like part of a community.

I want to be the only person who enrolls under a certain uniform number. Is there some way I can have an “exclusive” on that number?
No. All numbers are non-exclusive.

Can I have a number greater than 99?
No. But zero and double-zero are fine, and so is any single digit number preceded by a zero (like Benito Santiago’s 09). Requests for “special” numbers or characters, like fractions or pi, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

My favorite teams are the Vikings, Ravens, Rockies, and Kings. Can’t you please let me have my name and number in a design treatment that includes purple?
Sorry, the “no purple” policy is non-negotiable.

What if I want to join but I don’t want to be listed on the membership roster?
I respect your privacy. If you’d rather not be listed on the roster, that’s fine.

Can you offer a full-text RSS feed as a membership benefit?
Several people have asked about this. Naturally, I’m too tech-clueless to know how to do it, but webmaster John Ekdahl is looking into it. More details soon.

Will there be other membership benefits?
I hope so — hang in there while we get this up and running. Once we get the program moving smoothly, I’ll try to add some additional benefits.

How long will it take to get my card and other stuff?
Please give us about three weeks, especially at the start, when I expect we’ll be flooded with memberships (plus Scott Turner is going on vacation next week, so that’ll slow us down). Because each membership card is custom-designed, there’s a decent amount of work involved — designing the card, running to the print shop to pick up the printed card sheets, cutting out the cards, firing up the laminator, blah-blah-blah — so please be patient. If you’re joining at Level Two or above, your T-shirt will come directly from Zazzle, so that may be the first thing that shows up. And if you’re joining at Level Four or above, don’t expect Scott to design that logo for you overnight (four weeks is probably more like it).

I’ll try to add people’s names and numbers to the membership roster listing as soon as possible, but again, please be patient — I have a lot of non-Uni Watch work to deal with today and tomorrow, plus an out-of-town houseguest for the weekend, so it may take a day or three for the wheels to turn.

Isn’t this really just a glorified fund-raiser for you?
To a certain extent. But it’s also a fun way to embrace our shared love of all things uni-related, and to celebrate the larger sense of community that’s sprung up around this site. Like I said before, it’s completely voluntary — if the fund-raising aspect (or any other aspect) offends you, then don’t sign up. But I hope you’ll still check out the site every day.

Who won the membership raffle?
Kenny Keil. He’s now a Level Two member.

Damn, I really wanted to win that raffle. Guess I’ll have to join up the normal way. How do I do it?
First, decide upon the membership level you want and PayPal the appropriate membership fee to paul_lukas at earthlink dot net (plus, if you’re feeling extra-generous, toss in a few extra bucks to cover PayPal’s transaction fee). If you’re not PayPal-ish, send a check, money order, or well-concealed cash to Paul Lukas, 671 DeGraw St., Brooklyn, NY 11217.

Please be sure to include all of the following information:

• Your shipping address.

• The name that you want to appear on the front of the card. This will also be the name you’ll be listed under on the membership roster.

• The uniform number that you want on the back of the card. If possible, please provide a quick explanation for why you chose that number, so we can include that info on the membership roster.

• The name, if any, that you want to appear on the back of the card.

• The design treatment you want for your name and number. If you’re choosing Uni Watch colors, indicate if you want the name to be vertically arched, radially arched, straight, subscript, or no name at all; if choosing a team-based design treatment, indicate home or road (or dark jersey or light), and also give a second design option, just in case we don’t have the typeface for your first team choice.

• If you’d like your name on the membership roster to link to a photo of yourself, so other members can see what you look like, please e-mail me a photo separately.

• If for any reason you want to become a member but prefer not to be listed on the membership roster, that’s fine — just say so.

• If joining at Level Two or above, indicate which T-shirt style you want, and your size.

• If joining at Level Four or above, explain what sort of organization or group you want Scott Turner to design a logo for, and provide a phone number so he can contact you to discuss the project.

• If joining at Levels Five or Six, provide a phone number so I can discuss interview and/or travel logistics with you.

That should be enough to keep everyone busy. If I’ve overlooked anything, I trust you’ll let me know. And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to figure out just how flat a cockroach has to be squashed before it can be run through the laminator.

Uni Watch News Ticker: For years I thought the White Sox wore their shorts only once — on August 6th, 1976, against the Royals, as seen here. But a few days ago I linked to that great White Sox video, which included a brief Sox-in-shorts shot, and Mark Galus noticed something that I missed: The opposing catcher appears to be wearing Orioles garb. After checking with Hall of Fame historian and longtime Uni Watch pal Tom Shieber, I learned that the Sox actually wore the shorts a second time — on August 21st, against the Orioles. Mea culpa for mistakenly perpetuating the notion that they were only worn once. … Bizarre combo being worn by the Clear Lake (Iowa) high school baseball team: pinstripes below the belt but not above (with thanks to Jesse Gavin). … Nice work by Jim Freeman, who notes that the name on the back of Mark DeRosa’s jersey has changed from this (that photo is from April 9th) to this (May 20th). … Jalen Rose was wearing a seriously weird-ass blazer on ESPN2’s First Take the other day — not to be confused with another blazer he recently wore on TV (great work by Kenny Tobler). … Speaking of blazers, there are some amazing Hockey Night in Canada sportsjackets on display in this video (nice find by Stephen Tod). … Jeff Barak, who attended the Uni Watch party in Minneapolis earlier this month, has catalogued his hockey jersey collection. … Stephen Pindar notes that the Giants’ left-sleeve patch was missing from Dan Ortmeier’s jersey last night. … Similarly, the Devil Rays’ right-sleeve anniversary patch was absent from James Shields’s jersey last night. … A few days ago I ran this photo of a jersey once worn by Casey Stengel. Now Brian Nelson has provided some shots of the jersey being worn by Casey himself in 1972, during Old-Timers’ Day festivities at Dodger Stadium. … Kevin Gee reports that Craig Biggio — the all-time HBP leader — batted without his customary elbow armor last night. … Excellent catch by Bryan Redemske, who spotted Henry Blanco wearing the Cubs’ road helmet at home last night. “Michael Barrett has been wearing the home helmet on the road,” Bryan adds. “Neither seems to work.” … Crosby Kisler reports that Inter Milan will have a new road jersey for the 2007-08 season, to mark their centennary year. … You’ve heard of players having to pay other players in order to get a coveted uni number. But check this out: Jerry Porter will have to pay the Raiders — to the tune of over 200 large — if he wants to change his number. Details here (with thanks to Chris Flinn).

 

294 comments to No Secret Handshake Required (yet)

  • James P. | May 31, 2007 at 9:00 am |

    Biggio has been batting without the arm guard a few times this season. either he is forgetting it, or trying something new…

  • Kek | May 31, 2007 at 9:10 am |

    Sid Crosby named captain by the Pens. Those with jerseys can get the “C” sewn on them now!

  • Stuby | May 31, 2007 at 9:15 am |

    Yo, Paul, are those bloused sweat pants you’re wearing with those stirrups? Awesome!

  • BCrisp | May 31, 2007 at 9:18 am |

    Did Biggio play the entire game without his guard? I’ve seen him come up to bat with the bases loaded sans guard a lot. Obviously a situation where he does not expect to get hit.

  • John in Athens | May 31, 2007 at 9:19 am |

    The new Inter Milan jersey looks a bit like this women’s top for England’s World Cup ’06 which of course is inspired by the flag of St. George which represents England in the Union Jack.

    Or maybe they just need something to get over the ref fixing scandle that saw them relegated.

  • Paul Lukas | May 31, 2007 at 9:19 am |

    [quote comment=”95404″]Yo, Paul, are those bloused sweat pants you’re wearing with those stirrups?[/quote]

    Kee-rect.

  • Kent | May 31, 2007 at 9:21 am |

    In the picture with Casey Stengel at the mic, how come all the players are in Dodgers uniforms except the guy third from left who is in Braves attire?

  • Cathy | May 31, 2007 at 9:22 am |

    Found another picture of Sox in shorts…I don’t know if this has been posted before.

  • David | May 31, 2007 at 9:22 am |

    Glad to see the membership program is up and running! I have a couple of questions:

    1. You say that most teams are available. Is it possible to ask (in email form or otherwise) about specific teams, and possibly, see a mock-up of what that card would look like?

    2. I have a specific “unusual” number that I would love to have, though I don’t know if it would be approved. Is there a way to find out if it would be approved before I send in my order (so I can figure out what other number I want if I am denied)?

  • Paul Lukas | May 31, 2007 at 9:28 am |

    [quote comment=”95410″]Glad to see the membership program is up and running! I have a couple of questions:

    1. You say that most teams are available. Is it possible to ask (in email form or otherwise) about specific teams, and possibly, see a mock-up of what that card would look like?

    2. I have a specific “unusual” number that I would love to have, though I don’t know if it would be approved. Is there a way to find out if it would be approved before I send in my order (so I can figure out what other number I want if I am denied)?[/quote]

    To inquire about availability of teams or unusual numbers, just email me. We can’t do mock-ups of every team, though, at least not now. Maybe later on. But that’s too much work for Scott at the moment.

  • anthony | May 31, 2007 at 9:29 am |

    I just signed up for a “level two” and requested #15 (yankees style) as Munson was my idol growing up.

  • Stuby | May 31, 2007 at 9:30 am |

    [quote comment=”95410″]Glad to see the membership program is up and running! I have a couple of questions:

    1. You say that most teams are available. Is it possible to ask (in email form or otherwise) about specific teams, and possibly, see a mock-up of what that card would look like?

    2. I have a specific “unusual” number that I would love to have, though I don’t know if it would be approved. Is there a way to find out if it would be approved before I send in my order (so I can figure out what other number I want if I am denied)?[/quote]
    C’mon, you can’t leave us hangin’. What’s the number?

  • Elena E | May 31, 2007 at 9:31 am |

    The t-shirt would be really nice if it didn’t have the football player first. I have a major aversion to football and can’t wear a shirt that appears to show an interest in football. Picky picky picky. I’m looking forward to next year’s design.

  • Frenchie | May 31, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    Did anyone win the membership raffle, or will this be announced later?

  • anthony | May 31, 2007 at 9:35 am |

    By the way, Congratulations on the Uni Watch Membership Program. Cheers!

  • Christopher | May 31, 2007 at 9:40 am |

    [quote comment=”95408″]In the picture with Casey Stengel at the mic, how come all the players are in Dodgers uniforms except the guy third from left who is in Braves attire?[/quote]

    Well it looks like some “farewell” speech… so I am sure it’s a friend or something from the Braves who showed up just for that?

  • Lou Reed | May 31, 2007 at 9:43 am |

    I see you are rejecting purple as a membership card color, and you list the Vikes, Ravens, and Rockies as examples. What about the Lakers, one of the most popular teams in the country (probably second only to the Yankees and Cowboys)? You’ll deny members the gold and purple of the Lakers? That’s cold, Paul.

    I suppose you’ll force them to use vintage Lakers colors: blue and white?

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | May 31, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    Just joined at Level 3, I selected 71 as my number after much thought, in the style of the Pittsburgh Penguins white sweater.

    Thanks Paul!

  • Big O | May 31, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    [quote comment=”95425″]I see you are rejecting purple as a membership card color, and you list the Vikes, Ravens, and Rockies as examples. What about the Lakers, one of the most popular teams in the country (probably second only to the Yankees and Cowboys)? You’ll deny members the gold and purple of the Lakers? That’s cold, Paul.

    I suppose you’ll force them to use vintage Lakers colors: blue and white?[/quote]

    He did say “no NBA for now” So I guess He’ll cross that bridge when he gets to it.

    Just a thought

  • Rick | May 31, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    [quote comment=”95418″]The t-shirt would be really nice if it didn’t have the football player first. I have a major aversion to football and can’t wear a shirt that appears to show an interest in football. Picky picky picky. I’m looking forward to next year’s design.[/quote]

    Football is great! Why the disregard for football?

  • Joey Guns | May 31, 2007 at 9:46 am |

    Paul, I’d love to see Penn State, Ohio State, and Michigan (among other colleges) offered next year!

    Let’s take bets on who the first #69 is! haha

  • Tim | May 31, 2007 at 9:50 am |

    Paul,
    Can we request a team style in their alternate jersey? I like the color scheme of the Indians Navy Blue alts. with red numbers and letters. Is that an option, or only gray and white?

  • Stuby | May 31, 2007 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”95429″]Paul, I’d love to see Penn State, Ohio State, and Michigan (among other colleges) offered next year!

    Let’s take bets on who the first #69 is!

    haha[/quote]
    Yeah, there’s one on every softball team on Earth.

  • David | May 31, 2007 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”95417″][quote comment=”95410″]Glad to see the membership program is up and running! I have a couple of questions:

    1. You say that most teams are available. Is it possible to ask (in email form or otherwise) about specific teams, and possibly, see a mock-up of what that card would look like?

    2. I have a specific “unusual” number that I would love to have, though I don’t know if it would be approved. Is there a way to find out if it would be approved before I send in my order (so I can figure out what other number I want if I am denied)?[/quote]
    C’mon, you can’t leave us hangin’. What’s the number?[/quote]

    I will let you all know if Paul approves it…

  • Paul P | May 31, 2007 at 9:53 am |

    Another player with some under brim writing, Kevin Youkilis
    http://www.boston.co...

  • Paul Lukas | May 31, 2007 at 9:53 am |

    [quote comment=”95419″]Did anyone win the membership raffle, or will this be announced later?[/quote]

    Holy shit — I totally forgot. Thank you for reminding me! Been so busy with everything else…

    I’ll pick the winner right now.

  • Dan | May 31, 2007 at 9:54 am |

    Hey Paul,

    How soon will new NHL templates be available for the cards? I’d like to wait and see how the new Capitals colors/typeset look before I pick the back of my membership card.

    Also, can we put in a request for Terps colors/fonts for next “season?”

  • Paul Lukas | May 31, 2007 at 9:54 am |

    [quote comment=”95430″]Paul,
    Can we request a team style in their alternate jersey? I like the color scheme of the Indians Navy Blue alts. with red numbers and letters. Is that an option, or only gray and white?[/quote]

    Alts are fine.

  • Stormy | May 31, 2007 at 9:56 am |

    Thanks Paul! My money has been sent.

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | May 31, 2007 at 9:56 am |

    Here is Inter’s President Massimo Moratti with his own centennary shirt, with the number 100.

    Even though I don’t like Inter, I do like this shirt.

  • Shaftman | May 31, 2007 at 9:59 am |

    Paul, can I get mine in a Black Mets style

    Personally I think you should ban that one with the purple.

  • Mark in Shiga | May 31, 2007 at 9:59 am |

    I wonder if that Casey jersey has his #37 on the back, and what team’s font they used. I’d assume the Dodgers’, but the jersey is pinstriped, so maybe they used the Mets’.

    And Paul, if you don’t let us have numbers over 100, fans of Paul Manoma and Esterlin Franco of the Hiroshima Carp, Koji Mizutani, Tetsushi Takeshita, and Messrs. Sakai and Takeuchi of the Dragons, and Tsubasa Nakatani (check out all those digits on his helmet and wristbands!) will be very upset!

  • Lou Reed | May 31, 2007 at 9:59 am |

    He did say “no NBA for now” So I guess He’ll cross that bridge when he gets to it.

    Just a thought

    Right, I saw that, but I was curious about in the future once the NBA teams are added (I was assuming they would be added?).

  • todd krevanchi | May 31, 2007 at 10:00 am |

    from yesterday…
    [quote comment=”95265″][quote comment=”94821″]

    on my niketalk.com website… [/quote]

    Are you Method Man, Todd?[/quote]

    no i am krvanch. i was asked by nelson along with meth, and nikeville to help create that community in 99. i used to be heavily involved in the monitoring, membership and upkeep of the site, but life and priorities have since steered me away from every day involvement. i am still an original administrator, view daily, and post only when something gets me…

    hope you enjoy it and find it useful… i have for over 7 yrs.

  • Shaftman | May 31, 2007 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment=”95445″]Paul, can I get mine in a Black Mets style

    Personally I think you should ban that one with the purple.[/quote]

    That was supposed to have [/sarcasm] around the first part…my bad.

  • todd krevanchi | May 31, 2007 at 10:03 am |

    [quote comment=”95435″][quote comment=”95419″]Did anyone win the membership raffle, or will this be announced later?[/quote]

    Holy shit — I totally forgot. Thank you for reminding me! Been so busy with everything else…

    I’ll pick the winner right now.[/quote]

    i think of all the raffles he’s had, this is the one i’d really like to win the most.

  • JohnBoy | May 31, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    Bizarre combo being worn by the Clear Lake (Iowa) high school baseball team: pinstripes below the belt but not above

    The Pony League teams I coached had this same setup… no photos though. It did always seem weird, but I had to go with the unis the league gave me.

  • Joe Young | May 31, 2007 at 10:06 am |

    The football player on the shirt looks like Johnny U, the pitcher looks like Juan Marichal. And it looks like a red wing jesery so my guess is Gordie Howe? Is this right paul?

  • Paul Lukas | May 31, 2007 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment=”95445″]Paul, can I get mine in a Black Mets style

    Personally I think you should ban that one with the purple.[/quote]

    Good idea. No Mets black!

  • Jill | May 31, 2007 at 10:07 am |

    I think it would be cool to have a stats page along with the membership. You know, favorite team, location, uniform interests, etc. It would also be nice to have some way to allow your email address to be shown to members (without having it shown to the rest of the world).

  • Paul Lukas | May 31, 2007 at 10:08 am |

    The winner of the membership raffle is Kenny Keil.

  • Miguel | May 31, 2007 at 10:08 am |

    I wish there was a way we could get numbers with little UniWatch logos in them, like they do in soccer.

  • Johnny O | May 31, 2007 at 10:12 am |

    From the comments yesterday… I do hate that the Brewers are among the few in the league that don’t have their city name on their away jerseys. I believe they have it on their sleeve patch for their grey away’s… but stick to the “M” in the Wisconsin logo for the Blue alts.

    Brewers grey’s with “Milwaukee” patch

  • Dan | May 31, 2007 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”95452″]The football player on the shirt looks like Johnny U, the pitcher looks like Juan Marichal. And it looks like a red wing jesery so my guess is Gordie Howe? Is this right paul?[/quote]

    Looks more like Bobby Orr to me. I think that’s the old Bruins jersey.

  • Kenny | May 31, 2007 at 10:14 am |

    [quote comment=”95455″]The winner of the membership raffle is Kenny Keil.[/quote]

    WOO-HOO!! ALRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!!!!

    I just got bug eyes when I read that

  • Paul Lukas | May 31, 2007 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”95459″][quote comment=”95452″]The football player on the shirt looks like Johnny U, the pitcher looks like Juan Marichal. And it looks like a red wing jesery so my guess is Gordie Howe? Is this right paul?[/quote]

    Looks more like Bobby Orr to me. I think that’s the old Bruins jersey.[/quote]

    Unitas, Orr, and Marichal.

  • Brian | May 31, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    Speaking of uniform numbers, has anyone else noticed that Randy Moss has yet to pick a uniform number with the Patriots? Could he be in negotiations with Donte Stallworth for #18?

  • Kenny | May 31, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    Todd Wellemeyer of the Cardinals was sportin’ some faux stirrups last night in Colorado

  • Joe | May 31, 2007 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”95436″]Hey Paul,

    How soon will new NHL templates be available for the cards? I’d like to wait and see how the new Capitals colors/typeset look before I pick the back of my membership card.

    Also, can we put in a request for Terps colors/fonts for next “season?”[/quote]

    Yeah… I need the Terps! The O’s typeface is just plain and boring, and Paul wont let me have my Ravens…Can I get the Terps if I send in the vector art myself? hehe

  • Ryan B. | May 31, 2007 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”95456″]I wish there was a way we could get numbers with little UniWatch logos in them, like they do in soccer.[/quote]

    Personally, I think it would be cool to have the Premiership number and name font as an option. Alas, I think nothing is as cool as using the default UniWatch font and colors. I’m really resisting the temptation to use the Mets numbers and lettering (pinstripes, of course).

  • Dan | May 31, 2007 at 10:25 am |

    congrats on finally getting the membership up and running, i’ll join as soon as i get some disposable income(read: a job).

    i think the Inter shirt looks pretty good, but i’ll wait until i see a player using it to pass judgement

  • Johnny O | May 31, 2007 at 10:26 am |

    Going off of what I just said a few posts ago… I am glad to see the “Milwaukee” script fro the BP jersey’s on Retro Fridays.

    Retro Friday BP jersey

  • Joe Drennan | May 31, 2007 at 10:28 am |

    This whole idea of having the city name on the away jersey first arose to me when I was in college. I played hockey and our mens team always had the school name on both home and away jerseys, but the women got new jerseys my sophomore year. The women abandoned the school name and went with a new school logo on both their home and away jerseys. While the jerseys looked cool, our coach was upset, saying the away jerseys should always have the school name, not the logo or letter abreviation because when you’re at somebody elses arena, not everybody is going to instantly know your logo or abbreviation, especialy since we were D3.

    Our coach did make a few concessions though, saying teams like the Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Blackhawks and Habs can go with their logo as they’ve been around long enough that everybody knows the logo as the logo is sometimes more recognizable than the city the team is from.

    That made complete sense to me and ever since then, away jerseys that don’t identify where the team is from have buged me.

  • Dan | May 31, 2007 at 10:28 am |

    [quote comment=”95470″][quote comment=”95436″]Hey Paul,

    How soon will new NHL templates be available for the cards? I’d like to wait and see how the new Capitals colors/typeset look before I pick the back of my membership card.

    Also, can we put in a request for Terps colors/fonts for next “season?”[/quote]

    Yeah… I need the Terps! The O’s typeface is just plain and boring, and Paul wont let me have my Ravens…Can I get the Terps if I send in the vector art myself? hehe[/quote]

    Hey Joe. Do you have the football art, or the basketball, with the more rounded numbers?

  • Paul Lukas | May 31, 2007 at 10:28 am |

    [quote comment=”95470″][quote comment=”95436″]Hey Paul,

    How soon will new NHL templates be available for the cards? I’d like to wait and see how the new Capitals colors/typeset look before I pick the back of my membership card.

    Also, can we put in a request for Terps colors/fonts for next “season?”[/quote]

    Yeah… I need the Terps! The O’s typeface is just plain and boring, and Paul wont let me have my Ravens…Can I get the Terps if I send in the vector art myself? hehe[/quote]

    Please please PLEASE stop asking for stuff like this. Seriously, people, this is a LOT of work, a lot of balls to juggle, and I want it to be fun for everyone — including me. The current offerings are all we’ve got and all we’re gonna have, at least for now. Bear with us.

  • Kenny | May 31, 2007 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”95473″]Going off of what I just said a few posts ago… I am glad to see the “Milwaukee” script fro the BP jersey’s on Retro Fridays.

    Retro Friday BP jersey[/quote]

    Man I love that logo…I catch a lot of crap for wearing this despite being a Cardinals fan…what can I say, I’m a sucker for a good logo

  • todd krevanchi | May 31, 2007 at 10:35 am |

    from yesterdays post…
    it was reported that houston’s surnames were against the grain of the template and above player numerals…
    lets go to the video tape…
    draft day(home jersey)…
    http://i95.photobuck...
    home…
    http://www.spmsports...
    away…
    http://www.spmsports...

    interesting…

    oh, and, this is where i put my sue bird comment in.

  • Teebz | May 31, 2007 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”95477″]Hey Paul,

    How soon will new NHL templates be available for the cards? I’d like to wait and see how the new Capitals colors/typeset look before I pick the back of my membership card.
    [/quote]

    Pick a red, white, and blue colour-schemed team. They’ve already announced the colours. Does it matter if the typography is off? I can send in the .TTF font of the current Washington Capitals’ typography for the name if you really want one badly in the new colours.

    And Paul, you said that if a player has a name on a nameplate, the nameplate would appear on the card. Does this mean that the majority of NHL cards would have a nameplate?

    No rush on that answer… whenever you have time.

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | May 31, 2007 at 10:39 am |

    Paul or whomever can answer this,

    Is it acceptable to send a photo of myself at a later date? I have already sent in my membership information and $ but have not had time to upload the photo.

    Thanks in advance,
    Gunny

  • todd krevanchi | May 31, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    lets try that second link again…
    http://www.spmsports...

  • todd krevanchi | May 31, 2007 at 10:44 am |

    todd, f’ing up…
    take 3!
    http://farm1.static....

  • Paul Lukas | May 31, 2007 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”95482″]Paul or whomever can answer this,

    Is it acceptable to send a photo of myself at a later date?[/quote]

    Of course.

  • Miguel | May 31, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”95480″]from yesterdays post…
    it was reported that houston’s surnames were against the grain of the template and above player numerals…
    lets go to the video tape…
    draft day(home jersey)…
    http://i95.photobuck...
    home…
    http://www.spmsports...
    away…
    http://www.spmsports...

    interesting…

    oh, and, this is where i put my sue bird comment in.[/quote]

    You mention Sue Bird and do not include a photo? That’s just wrong.

  • Kwik | May 31, 2007 at 10:49 am |

    [quote comment=”95471″]

    Personally, I think it would be cool to have the Premiership number and name font as an option. Alas, I think nothing is as cool as using the default UniWatch font and colors. I’m really resisting the temptation to use the Mets numbers and lettering (pinstripes, of course).[/quote]

    It would be cool, but I actually think it would cost Paul a mint to do it. That numbering/lettering style is probably exclusive to the Premiership, and since I’ve seen them come down hard on people putting up the full schedule without licensing it, if they ever got wind of these cards being sold with that font, I’d fully expect Paul to get a nice letter from some lawyers in England.

  • Joe | May 31, 2007 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”95476″]

    Hey Joe. Do you have the football art, or the basketball, with the more rounded numbers?[/quote]

    The football type is just a standard full block slightly modified, and the basketball is a modified version of Aachen Bold/Billboard font.

    I’m sure anyone that knows their way around Adobe Illustrator can hook it up.

    And we all apologize if it seems we are asking for too much too soon concerning the backs of the cards. Everyone is super excited about it. It’s a great idea and I will surely support it when my next paycheck comes in. I think it just the idea of personalization spurs everyone to want their personal favorite team applied to it. Being a graphic designer myself I know how much work this is going to be to lay out…Scott’s a braver man than I! We all really appreciate it!

    But I do have one question (and I hope this is a legit one). I’m only asking this because one of the membership benefits is a collection of older art files, so it got me thinking. Can we request a period specific version of our favorite team? In my case the current O’s type sucks, but the 1966 type has full block numbers (same as current Yankees and Braves) and vertically arched names. A thing of beauty!

  • Kenny | May 31, 2007 at 10:50 am |
  • Joey Guns | May 31, 2007 at 10:52 am |

    I heard (via Zack Hample’s blog) that on Tuesday that the Giants took BP at around 3 PM in shorts and t-shirts. Here’s a pic where you can see 2 players by the cage with the shorts and t-shirts on. Maybe it was too hot?? I guess they didn’t care because the fans weren’t in the stadium yet.

    http://snaggingbaseb...

  • Teebz | May 31, 2007 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”95494″]Mark Cuban again trying to grab headlines[/quote]

    Perhaps Mark Cuban should remember the following adage: “Those who do not know history are condemned to repeat it”.

    The CFL also failed in its US adventure, in case anyone asks. Not that anyone will.

  • Dan | May 31, 2007 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”95477″][quote comment=”95470″][quote comment=”95436″]Hey Paul,

    How soon will new NHL templates be available for the cards? I’d like to wait and see how the new Capitals colors/typeset look before I pick the back of my membership card.

    Also, can we put in a request for Terps colors/fonts for next “season?”[/quote]

    Yeah… I need the Terps! The O’s typeface is just plain and boring, and Paul wont let me have my Ravens…Can I get the Terps if I send in the vector art myself? hehe[/quote]

    Please please PLEASE stop asking for stuff like this. Seriously, people, this is a LOT of work, a lot of balls to juggle, and I want it to be fun for everyone — including me. The current offerings are all we’ve got and all we’re gonna have, at least for now. Bear with us.[/quote]

    Sorry, Paul. Didn’t mean to be a pain. Just didn’t want to pick one, then have one that I liked better become available in a couple weeks.

  • James P. | May 31, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”95496″][quote comment=”95494″]Mark Cuban again trying to grab headlines[/quote]

    Perhaps Mark Cuban should remember the following adage: “Those who do not know history are condemned to repeat it”.

    The CFL also failed in its US adventure, in case anyone asks. Not that anyone will.[/quote]

    Cuban just wants to be the officals boss and not be punished for bitching at their calls…

    He says he is interested in the Vagas team…does that mean he might think about moving the Mavs to Vagas at some point?

  • tc | May 31, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”95496″][quote comment=”95494″]Mark Cuban again trying to grab headlines[/quote]

    Perhaps Mark Cuban should remember the following adage: “Those who do not know history are condemned to repeat it”.

    The CFL also failed in its US adventure, in case anyone asks. Not that anyone will.[/quote]

    It’s not Cuban’s idea.
    It’s Bill Hambrecht’s bbrain child.
    check out this article

  • Paul Lukas | May 31, 2007 at 11:02 am |

    [quote comment=”95481″][quote comment=”95477″]And Paul, you said that if a player has a name on a nameplate, the nameplate would appear on the card. Does this mean that the majority of NHL cards would have a nameplate?[/quote]

    I really meant that more for MLB jerseys, where the curved nameplate is much more evident. It’ll be Scott’s call as to whether the NHL (or NFL, for that matter) treatments will get a nameplate outline.

  • todd krevanchi | May 31, 2007 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”95486″][quote comment=”95480″]from yesterdays post…
    it was reported that houston’s surnames were against the grain of the template and above player numerals…
    lets go to the video tape…
    draft day(home jersey)…
    http://i95.photobuck...
    home…
    http://farm1.static....
    away…
    http://www.spmsports...

    interesting…

    oh, and, this is where i put my sue bird comment in.[/quote]

    You mention Sue Bird and do not include a photo? That’s just wrong.[/quote]

    sorry miguel…
    from a friends camera…
    http://farm1.static....

  • James P. | May 31, 2007 at 11:04 am |

    oh, on a Uni related note, the UFL or whatever the hell they want to call that new football league, should hopefully have some cool uni designs…

    a cross between Arena League, Any Given Sunday, The Replacemnts, and the XFL would be interesting.

  • Tim | May 31, 2007 at 11:05 am |

    Maybe this is crossing that fuzzy uniform line, but I couldn’t help but chuckle at this in the Baltimore Sun today covering the spelling bee. It’s Maryland, folks.

  • Mark in Shiga | May 31, 2007 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”95492″][quote comment=”95471″]

    Personally, I think it would be cool to have the Premiership number and name font as an option. Alas, I think nothing is as cool as using the default UniWatch font and colors. I’m really resisting the temptation to use the Mets numbers and lettering (pinstripes, of course).[/quote]

    It would be cool, but I actually think it would cost Paul a mint to do it. That numbering/lettering style is probably exclusive to the Premiership, and since I’ve seen them come down hard on people putting up the full schedule without licensing it, if they ever got wind of these cards being sold with that font, I’d fully expect Paul to get a nice letter from some lawyers in England.[/quote]

    Kwik, as far as I know, fonts are not copyrightable in the US. This is why you often see different companies producing fonts that are identical except for the name, such as Palation and Book Antiqua. I’m sure that if the law is different in the UK, the Premiership lawyers would find a way to stop Paul from sending the cards there, so how about Permiership club supporters ignoring the new monotonous look and choosing their teams’ traditional fonts instead?

  • Matthew | May 31, 2007 at 11:09 am |

    Love the membership idea. Only problem is, I am having a hard time choosing between the leather helmet and satin piping levels….

    either way, I think it’s a cool way to raise money for the site, and kinda get some cool stuff out of it….

  • Andy Ingram | May 31, 2007 at 11:10 am |

    I really like that kit for Inter, especially the way they minimized the size of their corporate sponsor’s logo. I wish all soccer/football teams would designate the sponsor logo as secondary to their team logo, not the vice versa way it is now.

  • Matthew | May 31, 2007 at 11:12 am |

    …oh, and as I’m watching the National Spelling Bee on ESPN, I have always loved their logo.

  • Matthew | May 31, 2007 at 11:12 am |
  • Mike | May 31, 2007 at 11:16 am |

    I was up in PNC Park a couple of weeks back and was killing time looking at the Negor League statues they had placed in one of the entrances for last years All-Star Game. Upon closer examination, the stirrups, non stirrups, stripped stirrups of the Crawfords and Grays players seems pretty diverse…..see below…
    http://public.fotki....

  • Nate | May 31, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”95505″]Maybe this is crossing that fuzzy uniform line, but I couldn’t help but chuckle at this in the Baltimore Sun today covering the spelling bee. It’s Maryland, folks.[/quote]

    That photo absolutely cracks me up. Amazing.

    Pumped about the membership idea. I’ll be ordering mine soon enough.

    Looking for a good place to buy baseball stirrups. Anyone got any good leads on places on-line?

  • Steve | May 31, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    Anyone notice Zito’s hat last night? It was missing the orange button on top. Clearly, it was distracting towards the Mets hitters.

  • Teebz | May 31, 2007 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”95499″][quote comment=”95496″][quote comment=”95494″]Mark Cuban again trying to grab headlines[/quote]

    Perhaps Mark Cuban should remember the following adage: “Those who do not know history are condemned to repeat it”.

    The CFL also failed in its US adventure, in case anyone asks. Not that anyone will.[/quote]

    It’s not Cuban’s idea.
    It’s Bill Hambrecht’s bbrain child.
    check out this article[/quote]

    If he endorses it and is claiming to be the first owner, I’d say he is supporting the idea more than just word-of-mouth.

  • Hex | May 31, 2007 at 11:24 am |

    Paul, I have a couple of questions.

    Are there any issues with joining from abroad? I’m in the UK and would probably just be joining at wool flannel level, so shipping the membership materials shouldn’t be espensive.

    Would it be possible to have a pseudonym on the membership roster, but my real name on the card? I would definitely want my real name on the card, but would still like to be on the roster somehow without giving away my real name.

  • Jason | May 31, 2007 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”95514″][quote comment=”95505″]Maybe this is crossing that fuzzy uniform line, but I couldn’t help but chuckle at this in the Baltimore Sun today covering the spelling bee. It’s Maryland, folks.[/quote]

    That photo absolutely cracks me up. Amazing.

    Pumped about the membership idea. I’ll be ordering mine soon enough.

    Looking for a good place to buy baseball stirrups. Anyone got any good leads on places on-line?[/quote]

    I bought some recently at baseballsavings.com. Paul also recommended essesco.com for custom striped stirrups.

  • Paul Lukas | May 31, 2007 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”95517″]Are there any issues with joining from abroad? I’m in the UK and would probably just be joining at wool flannel level, so shipping the membership materials shouldn’t be espensive.[/quote]

    Yes, that’s fine, as long as you pay in American funds via PayPal.

    [quote comment=”95517″]Would it be possible to have a pseudonym on the membership roster, but my real name on the card?[/quote]

    Oh, I suppose. Just make sure you specify this when sending in your membershp application.

  • Paul Lukas | May 31, 2007 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”95514″]Looking for a good place to buy baseball stirrups. Anyone got any good leads on places on-line?[/quote]

    Surprisingly enough, there are plenty of options at Amazon. Go to their home page and type “stirrups” into their search engine.

  • Shaftman | May 31, 2007 at 11:29 am |

    [quote comment=”95502″][quote comment=”95486″][quote comment=”95480″]from yesterdays post…
    it was reported that houston’s surnames were against the grain of the template and above player numerals…
    lets go to the video tape…
    draft day(home jersey)…
    http://i95.photobuck...
    home…
    http://farm1.static....
    away…
    http://www.spmsports...

    interesting…

    oh, and, this is where i put my sue bird comment in.[/quote]

    You mention Sue Bird and do not include a photo? That’s just wrong.[/quote]

    sorry miguel…
    from a friends camera…
    http://farm1.static....

    Todd, I went to Junior HS with Sue…she was cute then too.

  • Stuby | May 31, 2007 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”95522″][quote comment=”95502″][quote comment=”95486″][quote comment=”95480″]from yesterdays post…
    it was reported that houston’s surnames were against the grain of the template and above player numerals…
    lets go to the video tape…
    draft day(home jersey)…
    http://i95.photobuck...
    home…
    http://farm1.static....
    away…
    http://www.spmsports...

    interesting…

    oh, and, this is where i put my sue bird comment in.[/quote]

    You mention Sue Bird and do not include a photo? That’s just wrong.[/quote]

    sorry miguel…
    from a friends camera…
    http://farm1.static....

    Todd, I went to Junior HS with Sue…she was cute then too.[/quote]
    I went to HS with Randy Johnson. He was butt-ugly then too.

  • todd krevanchi | May 31, 2007 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”95522″][quote comment=”95502″][quote comment=”95486″][quote comment=”95480″]from yesterdays post…
    it was reported that houston’s surnames were against the grain of the template and above player numerals…
    lets go to the video tape…
    draft day(home jersey)…
    http://i95.photobuck...
    home…
    http://farm1.static....
    away…
    http://www.spmsports...

    interesting…

    oh, and, this is where i put my sue bird comment in.[/quote]

    You mention Sue Bird and do not include a photo? That’s just wrong.[/quote]

    sorry miguel…
    from a friends camera…
    http://farm1.static....

    Todd, I went to Junior HS with Sue…she was cute then too.[/quote]

    reppin’ syosset, ehh?
    not just cute shaftman, she has got to be the perfect woman…

    i have some tv news reports, a dvd “before the bigs” outlining her life, that people have sent me.
    she sang the school song in the one, berryhill elementary maybe?
    you go there too?

  • Dan | May 31, 2007 at 11:41 am |

    You know…I think the XFL had the right idea…pick up right after the Superbowl…(for fans of non-playoff teams, you haven’t really been invested in the games since December, so you’ve had a little break.) Ride that spring/early-summer window.

    I really had high hopes for the XFL…and they were dashed the moment that idiot grabbed the mic and said “THISSSSSS is the EXXXXXXX-EFFFFFF-ELLLLLLLLL….!” I knew right there that it would be a joke. (Then the “He Hate Me” thing, just drove that judgement home.)

    I don’t understand why anyone would try to go head-to-head with the NFL in the Fall. You already have college football on Tuesday, some Wednesdays, and every Thursday…and the NFL on some Thursdays, some Saturdays, Sunday and Monday. I think that a secondary league would be a joke…

    The only way I could see it working is if it somehow allied itself with the NFL…some kind of NFL Junior Varsity. NFL teams could call players up IN SEASON to cover injuries. THAT would work! If you knew that some of these players might get the call up to the big club…you might start paying more attention. Otherwise, it’s just another wanna-be league that will get buried by the juggernaut that is the NFL.

  • Shaftman | May 31, 2007 at 11:45 am |

    [quote comment=”95528″][quote comment=”95522″][quote comment=”95502″][quote comment=”95486″][quote comment=”95480″]from yesterdays post…
    it was reported that houston’s surnames were against the grain of the template and above player numerals…
    lets go to the video tape…
    draft day(home jersey)…
    http://i95.photobuck...
    home…
    http://farm1.static....
    away…
    http://www.spmsports...

    interesting…

    oh, and, this is where i put my sue bird comment in.[/quote]

    You mention Sue Bird and do not include a photo? That’s just wrong.[/quote]

    sorry miguel…
    from a friends camera…
    http://farm1.static....

    Todd, I went to Junior HS with Sue…she was cute then too.[/quote]

    reppin’ syosset, ehh?
    not just cute shaftman, she has got to be the perfect woman…

    i have some tv news reports, a dvd “before the bigs” outlining her life, that people have sent me.
    she sang the school song in the one, berryhill elementary maybe?
    you go there too?[/quote]

    Nope, went to Robbins Lane…see, Bird was cute in JHS, but remember I upgraded (my opinion) to Natalie Portman in HS.

  • Dan | May 31, 2007 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”95532″][quote comment=”95528″][quote comment=”95522″][quote comment=”95502″][quote comment=”95486″][quote comment=”95480″]from yesterdays post…
    it was reported that houston’s surnames were against the grain of the template and above player numerals…
    lets go to the video tape…
    draft day(home jersey)…
    http://i95.photobuck...
    home…
    http://farm1.static....
    away…
    http://www.spmsports...

    interesting…

    oh, and, this is where i put my sue bird comment in.[/quote]

    You mention Sue Bird and do not include a photo? That’s just wrong.[/quote]

    sorry miguel…
    from a friends camera…
    http://farm1.static....

    Todd, I went to Junior HS with Sue…she was cute then too.[/quote]

    reppin’ syosset, ehh?
    not just cute shaftman, she has got to be the perfect woman…

    i have some tv news reports, a dvd “before the bigs” outlining her life, that people have sent me.
    she sang the school song in the one, berryhill elementary maybe?
    you go there too?[/quote]

    Nope, went to Robbins Lane…see, Bird was cute in JHS, but remember I upgraded (my opinion) to Natalie Portman in HS.[/quote]

    DEFINITE upgrade!!!

  • Teebz | May 31, 2007 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”95522″][quote comment=”95502″]
    sorry miguel…
    from a friends camera…
    http://farm1.static....

    Todd, I went to Junior HS with Sue…she was cute then too.[/quote]

    Hey, what happened to her left knee? Did she have surgery, Todd?

    I only ask you, Todd, because you remind me of Garth Algar from Wayne’s World when Wayne and Garth go to Stan Mikita’s Donut Shop and he sees that blond-haired woman and Gary Wright’s “Dreamweaver” starts to play in the background while Garth is all agog because of the woman.

    Todd K. = Garth Algar. :o)

  • todd krevanchi | May 31, 2007 at 11:59 am |

    interesting big unit story.

    a HS friend of mine relocated to AZ immediately after college to become a pharmacist. he often told stories of mlb players coming to his store during spring training for their “prescriptions”.

    a beautiful petite woman came to his counter for a refill. she approached my friend and his female pharmacy technician to fill the request.

    the female tech, noticed a huge thin man walking around the store and said, “oh my god, look at THAT guy. he’s huge and weighs like 100 pounds!”

    my friend at this point is biting his tongue.

    as this “tall man” gets closer, the female tech said, “oh my god! look at his hair! and his skin is terrible! god is he an ugly beast!”

    she is saying this all while this beautiful petite female customer is in front of her, and my friend, her boss, is aside of her (still biting his tongue).

    the presciption gets filled and the beautiful woman leaves. my friend says to his tech, “dont you know who that guy was? its randy johnson!!!”, to which she replies, “hmm. i just filled a prescription for a “randy johnson” for that woman!”
    my friend? “yeah, that was his wife.”
    it was only then, that this tech realized the awful things that she said about the unit in front of his wife.
    come to think of it, i dont remember any more stories about the big unit shopping in my buddies store…

  • Shaftman | May 31, 2007 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”95542″]interesting big unit story.

    a HS friend of mine relocated to AZ immediately after college to become a pharmacist. he often told stories of mlb players coming to his store during spring training for their “prescriptions”.

    a beautiful petite woman came to his counter for a refill. she approached my friend and his female pharmacy technician to fill the request.

    the female tech, noticed a huge thin man walking around the store and said, “oh my god, look at THAT guy. he’s huge and weighs like 100 pounds!”

    my friend at this point is biting his tongue.

    as this “tall man” gets closer, the female tech said, “oh my god! look at his hair! and his skin is terrible! god is he an ugly beast!”

    she is saying this all while this beautiful petite female customer is in front of her, and my friend, her boss, is aside of her (still biting his tongue).

    the presciption gets filled and the beautiful woman leaves. my friend says to his tech, “dont you know who that guy was? its randy johnson!!!”, to which she replies, “hmm. i just filled a prescription for a “randy johnson” for that woman!”
    my friend? “yeah, that was his wife.”
    it was only then, that this tech realized the awful things that she said about the unit in front of his wife.
    come to think of it, i dont remember any more stories about the big unit shopping in my buddies store…[/quote]

    Sometimes the truth hurts.

    By the way…how come you know so much about my little town of Syosset?

  • todd krevanchi | May 31, 2007 at 12:09 pm |

    portman…
    one of my faves…

    she tore her acl at uconn. her freshman season.

    not algar-esque, but because of my selective memory i know a lot about her, and a myriad of other topics (mostly sports) that i cant put to any use other than i’ll beat you at sports trivia at the bar.

    its a cross i bear.

  • DenverGregg | May 31, 2007 at 12:09 pm |

    Ok, so people noticed Paul’s cool stirrups on his picture, good ’nuff. Didn’t anyone else notice what the stirrups were missing?

  • Roger | May 31, 2007 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”95432″][quote comment=”95417″][quote comment=”95410″]Glad to see the membership program is up and running! I have a couple of questions:

    1. You say that most teams are available. Is it possible to ask (in email form or otherwise) about specific teams, and possibly, see a mock-up of what that card would look like?

    2. I have a specific “unusual” number that I would love to have, though I don’t know if it would be approved. Is there a way to find out if it would be approved before I send in my order (so I can figure out what other number I want if I am denied)?[/quote]
    C’mon, you can’t leave us hangin’. What’s the number?[/quote]

    I will let you all know if Paul approves it…[/quote]

    96, baby! Yeah! The international number of “you stay on your side and I will stay on mine.”

  • Rick | May 31, 2007 at 12:12 pm |

    Anyone remember this front page article about Randy’s love child?

    I’m no male model, but still……..yikes

    http://cache.deadspi...

  • Roger | May 31, 2007 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”95477″][quote comment=”95470″][quote comment=”95436″]Hey Paul,

    How soon will new NHL templates be available for the cards? I’d like to wait and see how the new Capitals colors/typeset look before I pick the back of my membership card.

    Also, can we put in a request for Terps colors/fonts for next “season?”[/quote]

    Yeah… I need the Terps! The O’s typeface is just plain and boring, and Paul wont let me have my Ravens…Can I get the Terps if I send in the vector art myself? hehe[/quote]

    Please please PLEASE stop asking for stuff like this. Seriously, people, this is a LOT of work, a lot of balls to juggle, and I want it to be fun for everyone — including me. The current offerings are all we’ve got and all we’re gonna have, at least for now. Bear with us.[/quote]

    So much for my Turn Ahead the Clock inquiry.

  • DenverGregg | May 31, 2007 at 12:17 pm |

    If I come into lots of cash, can I commemorate the old-time Broncos with vertcally striped stirrups membership? ;-)

  • David | May 31, 2007 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”95549″][quote comment=”95432″][quote comment=”95417″][quote comment=”95410″]Glad to see the membership program is up and running! I have a couple of questions:

    1. You say that most teams are available. Is it possible to ask (in email form or otherwise) about specific teams, and possibly, see a mock-up of what that card would look like?

    2. I have a specific “unusual” number that I would love to have, though I don’t know if it would be approved. Is there a way to find out if it would be approved before I send in my order (so I can figure out what other number I want if I am denied)?[/quote]
    C’mon, you can’t leave us hangin’. What’s the number?[/quote]

    I will let you all know if Paul approves it…[/quote]

    96, baby! Yeah! The international number of “you stay on your side and I will stay on mine.”[/quote]

    Actually, the number that Paul is very kindly going to let me use is the fraction 9/9. The short version is that I teach middle school math and have a long-running inside joke in class about writing the number 1 as 9/9. Since many of my students also know that I read this site, I thought it would be very fitting.

  • Roger | May 31, 2007 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”95542″]interesting big unit story.

    a HS friend of mine relocated to AZ immediately after college to become a pharmacist. he often told stories of mlb players coming to his store during spring training for their “prescriptions”.

    a beautiful petite woman came to his counter for a refill. she approached my friend and his female pharmacy technician to fill the request.

    the female tech, noticed a huge thin man walking around the store and said, “oh my god, look at THAT guy. he’s huge and weighs like 100 pounds!”

    my friend at this point is biting his tongue.

    as this “tall man” gets closer, the female tech said, “oh my god! look at his hair! and his skin is terrible! god is he an ugly beast!”

    she is saying this all while this beautiful petite female customer is in front of her, and my friend, her boss, is aside of her (still biting his tongue).

    the presciption gets filled and the beautiful woman leaves. my friend says to his tech, “dont you know who that guy was? its randy johnson!!!”, to which she replies, “hmm. i just filled a prescription for a “randy johnson” for that woman!”
    my friend? “yeah, that was his wife.”
    it was only then, that this tech realized the awful things that she said about the unit in front of his wife.
    come to think of it, i dont remember any more stories about the big unit shopping in my buddies store…[/quote]

    His nickname, “Big Unit,” is enough to attract the ladies.

  • Roger | May 31, 2007 at 12:25 pm |

    I’ll wait for the Ra’anana Express style guide to come in before signing up.

  • todd krevanchi | May 31, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”95556″]
    His nickname, “Big Unit,” is enough to attract the ladies.[/quote]

    a guy with the name randy johnson, called the big unit…

    almost as bad as finding out that a man who admitted he contracted HIV through promiscuous sex was named “magic” johnson… my reply was always… whats so magic about it now?

  • DJ | May 31, 2007 at 12:32 pm |

    The new Inter Milan jersey looks a bit like this women’s top for England’s World Cup ‘06 which of course is inspired by the flag of St. George which represents England in the Union Jack.

    Or maybe they just need something to get over the ref fixing scandle (sic)that saw them relegated

    Inter was not relegated due to the match-fixing scandal; Juventus was.

  • Roger | May 31, 2007 at 12:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”95561″][quote comment=”95556″]
    His nickname, “Big Unit,” is enough to attract the ladies.[/quote]

    a guy with the name randy johnson, called the big unit…

    almost as bad as finding out that a man who admitted he contracted HIV through promiscuous sex was named “magic” johnson… my reply was always… whats so magic about it now?[/quote]

    “He vould have an enormous schwanzstucker.”

  • Joey Guns | May 31, 2007 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”95564″][quote comment=”95561″][quote comment=”95556″]
    His nickname, “Big Unit,” is enough to attract the ladies.[/quote]

    a guy with the name randy johnson, called the big unit…

    almost as bad as finding out that a man who admitted he contracted HIV through promiscuous sex was named “magic” johnson… my reply was always… whats so magic about it now?[/quote]

    “He vould have an enormous schwanzstucker.”[/quote]

    He’s no Ron Mexico……..

  • Larry C | May 31, 2007 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”95530″]You know…I think the XFL had the right idea…pick up right after the Superbowl…(for fans of non-playoff teams, you haven’t really been invested in the games since December, so you’ve had a little break.) Ride that spring/early-summer window.

    I really had high hopes for the XFL…and they were dashed the moment that idiot grabbed the mic and said “THISSSSSS is the EXXXXXXX-EFFFFFF-ELLLLLLLLL….!” I knew right there that it would be a joke. (Then the “He Hate Me” thing, just drove that judgement home.)

    I don’t understand why anyone would try to go head-to-head with the NFL in the Fall. You already have college football on Tuesday, some Wednesdays, and every Thursday…and the NFL on some Thursdays, some Saturdays, Sunday and Monday. I think that a secondary league would be a joke…

    The only way I could see it working is if it somehow allied itself with the NFL…some kind of NFL Junior Varsity. NFL teams could call players up IN SEASON to cover injuries. THAT would work! If you knew that some of these players might get the call up to the big club…you might start paying more attention. Otherwise, it’s just another wanna-be league that will get buried by the juggernaut that is the NFL.[/quote]

    I thought the XFL had the right idea, too. And correct me if I’m wrong, but when they folded, didn’t the league end up making money anyway? I thought the biggest issue was Vince McMahon’s relationship with NBC. I seem to remember a bit of a feud with the Saturday Night Live producers for cutting into their time. If Vince had hung on to the league for a few more seasons, I could easily see them airing games nowadays on a less demanding channel like Versus.

    Of course, the biggest goal of a new league is to get merged into the NFL. It worked once for the AFL, and there’s no denying that the demand for football today is higher than the supply. When tickets are still being sold out for a lowly team like the Detroit Lions, you know there’s room to expand. It al relies on the execution.

    And I think the XFL played their cards right: they expanded to three hot-bed markets (Birmingham (which had a USFL and CFL team), Las Vegas, and Los Angeles). Memphis, too, which had a taste of pro football with the Oilers. My guess is that the long term plan was to fold these teams into the NFL a la the AFL.

  • MichaelM | May 31, 2007 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”95464″]Speaking of uniform numbers, has anyone else noticed that Randy Moss has yet to pick a uniform number with the Patriots? Could he be in negotiations with Donte Stallworth for #18?[/quote]

    My Buddies and I have been wondering about this for a while. Currently…

    18 – Stallworth has that number at the moment
    84 – Ben Watson

    My favorite scenario… Troy Brown retires and takes a coaching position with the team… Moss takes #80 as a tribute to his fellow Marshall alum.

    FWIW… Boston.com ran This Pic today showing Moss wearing #6 at their passing camp. I’m pretty sure that Recievers have to be in the Teens or 80s. Can anyone confirm that?

  • todd krevanchi | May 31, 2007 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”95565″][quote comment=”95564″][quote comment=”95561″][quote comment=”95556″]
    His nickname, “Big Unit,” is enough to attract the ladies.[/quote]

    a guy with the name randy johnson, called the big unit…

    almost as bad as finding out that a man who admitted he contracted HIV through promiscuous sex was named “magic” johnson… my reply was always… whats so magic about it now?[/quote]

    “He vould have an enormous schwanzstucker.”[/quote]

    He’s no Ron Mexico……..[/quote]

    mexico’s got some other problems right now (input dmx’s barking sound here).
    that whole thing disgusts me…
    i couldnt take seeing that report of the footage on espn anymore either…
    but i have to take advantage of the opportunity here…
    white
    http://farm1.static....
    red
    http://farm1.static....
    black
    http://farm1.static....

  • Terry Mark | May 31, 2007 at 1:02 pm |

    I’m thinking Clear Lake’s white-over-pinstriped look had to be a laundry snafu. Like most high schools, they probably have limited uni combinations and laundry facilities. The only other possible explanation that’s plausible is high school kids being stupid and wanting to wear that combination.

  • patrick | May 31, 2007 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”95425″]I see you are rejecting purple as a membership card color, and you list the Vikes, Ravens, and Rockies as examples. What about the Lakers, one of the most popular teams in the country (probably second only to the Yankees and Cowboys)? You’ll deny members the gold and purple of the Lakers? That’s cold, Paul.

    I suppose you’ll force them to use vintage Lakers colors: blue and white?[/quote]

    no NBA teams

  • jsdryden | May 31, 2007 at 1:12 pm |

    Hey Paul,

    Just sent more than a few of my hard earned Canadian dollars your way for a Level Two membership. #29 for Ken Dryden

    Good call on putting Mr. Orr on the shirt. Possibly the best defenseman to play the game ever!

    Cheers

  • Another Jason | May 31, 2007 at 1:13 pm |

    Not a membership card-related font request, but a font request none the less.

    I’m planning on going to the Indians-Tigers Turn-Back-The-Clock game Saturday to see the tomato cans in person. I want to take a sign and would like to do it in the “crooked C” font. Is it available anywhere in the whole alphabet, or do I just need to guess what the other letters would look like?

  • Shane | May 31, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    I was gonna snap a picture of Rose’s Tigers blazer the other day, but the fashion nerd inside of me was too busy staring and going “dude wtf is that?!”

    Note on the Inter shirt..love how they snuck the Pirelli logo in, better than sticking it in the middle of the cross.

  • patrick | May 31, 2007 at 1:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”95528″][quote comment=”95522″][quote comment=”95502″][quote comment=”95486″][quote comment=”95480″]from yesterdays post…
    it was reported that houston’s surnames were against the grain of the template and above player numerals…
    lets go to the video tape…
    draft day(home jersey)…
    http://i95.photobuck...
    home…
    http://farm1.static....
    away…
    http://www.spmsports...

    interesting…

    oh, and, this is where i put my sue bird comment in.[/quote]

    You mention Sue Bird and do not include a photo? That’s just wrong.[/quote]

    sorry miguel…
    from a friends camera…
    http://farm1.static....

    Todd, I went to Junior HS with Sue…she was cute then too.[/quote]

    reppin’ syosset, ehh?
    not just cute shaftman, she has got to be the perfect woman…

    i have some tv news reports, a dvd “before the bigs” outlining her life, that people have sent me.
    she sang the school song in the one, berryhill elementary maybe?
    you go there too?[/quote]

    hahahahahaha, small world… I went to Oyster bay, played travel soccer in syo…. OBHS class of ’02

  • MichaelM | May 31, 2007 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”95570″][quote comment=”95464″]Speaking of uniform numbers, has anyone else noticed that Randy Moss has yet to pick a uniform number with the Patriots? Could he be in negotiations with Donte Stallworth for #18?[/quote]

    My Buddies and I have been wondering about this for a while. Currently…

    18 – Stallworth has that number at the moment
    84 – Ben Watson

    My favorite scenario… Troy Brown retires and takes a coaching position with the team… Moss takes #80 as a tribute to his fellow Marshall alum.

    FWIW… Boston.com ran This Pic today showing Moss wearing #6 at their passing camp. I’m pretty sure that Recievers have to be in the Teens or 80s. Can anyone confirm that?[/quote]

    Update. According to another Boston.com source, the 6 is temporary.

    http://www.boston.co...….

    Also… Vinny Testaverde is still playing.

  • jere | May 31, 2007 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”95408″]In the picture with Casey Stengel at the mic, how come all the players are in Dodgers uniforms except the guy third from left who is in Braves attire?[/quote]

    Since it’s an old-timer’s game, you’re gonna have people in different unis. 2nd from left, an LA hat (as opposed to the Brooklyn hats of the other Dodgers), 3rd from left, Milwaukee Braves, 4th from left is maybe Phillies–note the pinstripe on the pants…

  • Ian K | May 31, 2007 at 1:30 pm |

    I watched the Indians-Red Sox game on ESPN last night. Now I don’t get to watch the Indians that often, only on national broadcasts. Grady Sizemore was wearing the long pants (though not baggy). Any Cleveland fans notice a trend here? After all, I just finished reading the SI cover story on Grady and they made a big point about how he wears his socks high.

  • Broker75 | May 31, 2007 at 1:31 pm |

    Me not getting the whole stirrups thing, will probably mean a denial of membership from the brass.

  • Mr. Met | May 31, 2007 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”95590″]Also… Vinny Testaverde is still playing.[/quote]

    Can’t say I blame him; at this point in his career, the only thing missing from his résumé is a Super Bowl ring, and the Pats give him as good a chance for that as any other team.

  • Jaye | May 31, 2007 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”95594″]Me not getting the whole stirrups thing, will probably mean a denial of membership from the brass.[/quote]

    Don’t worry about it. My love of purple puts us in the same boat.

  • Brian Terreson | May 31, 2007 at 1:45 pm |

    Hey Paul: If you had to make a choice on which team had the best unifroms and/or logo that predominantly wore purple who would it be?

  • Joe Drennan | May 31, 2007 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”95599″][quote comment=”95594″]Me not getting the whole stirrups thing, will probably mean a denial of membership from the brass.[/quote]

    Don’t worry about it. My love of purple puts us in the same boat.[/quote]

    Don’t mention purple and boat in the same sentence. People might think you’re a Vikings fan and oh the shame of being a Vikings fan with the Love Boat Scandle and those new uniforms.

  • df | May 31, 2007 at 1:46 pm |

    Unavailable numbers and Inter Milan together in the same post made me think of Ivan Zamorano who, upon joining Inter could not get the traditional striker’s #9, so he did this:

  • Ian K | May 31, 2007 at 1:50 pm |

    Question about memberships and the active roster:

    Can the roster be expanded to include more fields? I think “comments section nickname” would be appropriate since many of us use a nickname when posting. I think city/state and email would also be nice, but that’s more personal than the nickname field.

  • df | May 31, 2007 at 1:50 pm |

  • df | May 31, 2007 at 1:51 pm |
  • Shane | May 31, 2007 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”95605″]THIS[/quote]

    I want to say the keeper from Real Betis wore “1+3” this year, but I can’t remember his name for the life of me. Dani Roma?

  • Mets Fan in Chicago | May 31, 2007 at 1:55 pm |

    Striped sock heaven: http://www.skatersoc...

  • Paul P. | May 31, 2007 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”95406″]The new Inter Milan jersey looks a bit like this women’s top for England’s World Cup ’06 which of course is inspired by the flag of St. George which represents England in the Union Jack.[/quote]

    St. George’s cross is also a symbol of the city of Milan. AC Milan has it in their crest and Internazionale wore it on the back of their collar last season. The tricolor shield in the middle of the shirt is the “scudetto” worn by the defending champions of Serie A.

  • Mr. Met | May 31, 2007 at 1:59 pm |

    Flipping the channels I caught a replay of the 2002 Championship Game between the Eagles and Rams, and they have the jerseys with the old NFL shield at the base of the neck. I wish they would go back to that patch instead of the current “NFL Equipment” one; it just looks too big and garish.

    I realize I’m probably in the minority here, but I atcually like the NFL patches at the base of the neck; the MLB logo on the back of jerseys and caps; and the NBA logo on their jerseys. I don’t see what the big deal is; they play for their respective leagues, so I don’t see why people have a problem with the league putting its logo on its uniforms.

  • Joe Young | May 31, 2007 at 2:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”95600″]Hey Paul: If you had to make a choice on which team had the best unifroms and/or logo that predominantly wore purple who would it be?[/quote]

    Baltimore Ravens Baby!!!

  • Broker75 | May 31, 2007 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”95616″][quote comment=”95600″]Hey Paul: If you had to make a choice on which team had the best unifroms and/or logo that predominantly wore purple who would it be?[/quote]

    Baltimore Ravens Baby!!![/quote]
    I’d say Ravens too, but they gotta change their number font. The only team that the round number looks good on are the Steelers.

  • Roger | May 31, 2007 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”95609″]Striped sock heaven: http://www.skatersoc...

    Holy smokes! eye yeye eye.

  • Stuby | May 31, 2007 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”95618″][quote comment=”95616″][quote comment=”95600″]Hey Paul: If you had to make a choice on which team had the best unifroms and/or logo that predominantly wore purple who would it be?[/quote]

    Baltimore Ravens Baby!!![/quote]
    I’d say Ravens too, but they gotta change their number font. The only team that the round number looks good on are the Steelers.[/quote]
    Looks pretty damn good on the Bears, too.

  • Mr. Met | May 31, 2007 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”95609″]Striped sock heaven: http://www.skatersoc...

    Striped socks on women = awesome. Always.

    Striped socks on athletes = great look.

    Striped socks on middle-aged men with nary an athletic bone in their body = should never be done. Ever. Under any circumstance.

  • tessa | May 31, 2007 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”95505″]Maybe this is crossing that fuzzy uniform line, but I couldn’t help but chuckle at this in the Baltimore Sun today covering the spelling bee. It’s Maryland, folks.[/quote]

    One of my dear friends is an English teacher, and just got an excellent example of situational irony in the form of this photo. That is just a great picture.

  • DenverGregg | May 31, 2007 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”95620″][quote comment=”95618″][quote comment=”95616″][quote comment=”95600″]Hey Paul: If you had to make a choice on which team had the best unifroms and/or logo that predominantly wore purple who would it be?[/quote]

    Baltimore Ravens Baby!!![/quote]
    I’d say Ravens too, but they gotta change their number font. The only team that the round number looks good on are the Steelers.[/quote]
    Looks pretty damn good on the Bears, too.[/quote]
    The Broncos’ new lettering and numbering are the only good things about the new (1997) unis. The numbers look like those found on Santa Fe railroad locomotives throughout the region.

  • Broker75 | May 31, 2007 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”95620″][quote comment=”95618″][quote comment=”95616″][quote comment=”95600″]Hey Paul: If you had to make a choice on which team had the best unifroms and/or logo that predominantly wore purple who would it be?[/quote]

    Baltimore Ravens Baby!!![/quote]
    I’d say Ravens too, but they gotta change their number font. The only team that the round number looks good on are the Steelers.[/quote]
    Looks pretty damn good on the Bears, too.[/quote]
    I’ve seen pics of the Steelers with regular number fonts, like the Giants have, just doesn’t look right on the jersey.

  • Jason | May 31, 2007 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”95616″][quote comment=”95600″]Hey Paul: If you had to make a choice on which team had the best unifroms and/or logo that predominantly wore purple who would it be?[/quote]

    Baltimore Ravens Baby!!![/quote]

    I’ve always loved Kansas State’s football uniforms. I like that team because of their uniforms. The Ravens’ unis are pretty good too, although a lot of times they are barely wearing purple.

  • Broker75 | May 31, 2007 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”95626″][quote comment=”95620″][quote comment=”95618″][quote comment=”95616″][quote comment=”95600″]Hey Paul: If you had to make a choice on which team had the best unifroms and/or logo that predominantly wore purple who would it be?[/quote]

    Baltimore Ravens Baby!!![/quote]
    I’d say Ravens too, but they gotta change their number font. The only team that the round number looks good on are the Steelers.[/quote]
    Looks pretty damn good on the Bears, too.[/quote]
    The Broncos’ new lettering and numbering are the only good things about the new (1997) unis. The numbers look like those found on Santa Fe railroad locomotives throughout the region.[/quote]
    That’s a pretty cool fact,..but Broncos numbers look too stubby.

  • Roger | May 31, 2007 at 2:27 pm |
  • Roger | May 31, 2007 at 2:29 pm |

    This room is … dare I say … for the birds?

    eep

  • Stuby | May 31, 2007 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”95627″][quote comment=”95620″][quote comment=”95618″][quote comment=”95616″][quote comment=”95600″]Hey Paul: If you had to make a choice on which team had the best unifroms and/or logo that predominantly wore purple who would it be?[/quote]

    Baltimore Ravens Baby!!![/quote]
    I’d say Ravens too, but they gotta change their number font. The only team that the round number looks good on are the Steelers.[/quote]
    Looks pretty damn good on the Bears, too.[/quote]
    I’ve seen pics of the Steelers with regular number fonts, like the Giants have, just doesn’t look right on the jersey.[/quote]
    The Steelers had block numbers at least through the 70s, 80s and most of the 90s. They won their first 4 Superbowls while wearing the normal block numbers.

  • Jordan | May 31, 2007 at 2:30 pm |

    Noticed something about Kaz Matsui yesterday, don’t know if anyone else has noticed. On first glance I thought he was wearing football cleats, specifically the Nike Vapor that Manny Ramirez wore earlier this year.
    I looked at several pictures, and this is the only one that really shows the design, as they are in all black. I looked at a few older pics from his Mets’ days, and it appears he is wearing them there too.

    However, they don’t have the football plate on them like Manny’s do, they are an apparent special makeup with a metal spike plate, like other baseball cleats.

    Maybe Nike released a baseball cleat a little while back that looks just like these, but I’m not sure on that.

  • Dan | May 31, 2007 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”95618″][quote comment=”95616″][quote comment=”95600″]Hey Paul: If you had to make a choice on which team had the best unifroms and/or logo that predominantly wore purple who would it be?[/quote]

    Baltimore Ravens Baby!!![/quote]
    I’d say Ravens too, but they gotta change their number font. The only team that the round number looks good on are the Steelers.[/quote]

    I like the Ravens curved letters…I just don’t like the drop shadow…makes a rounded number to clunky/bulky.

  • Bob A | May 31, 2007 at 2:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”95418″]The t-shirt would be really nice if it didn’t have the football player first. I have a major aversion to football and can’t wear a shirt that appears to show an interest in football. Picky picky picky. I’m looking forward to next year’s design.[/quote]

    Thats not “a” football player, thats “THE” football player. John Unitas is god.

  • Jason | May 31, 2007 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”95635″]This room is … dare I say … for the birds?

    eep[/quote]

    What’s a cheesehead doing in that room?

  • Dane | May 31, 2007 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”95494″]Mark Cuban again trying to grab headlines[/quote]

    I read that Mark Cuban is thinking about starting a sports uniform related website. He will only accept blog comments from people who have watched three or more rounds of a league draft on TV. Or sat through an entire fantasy league draft in which they were not playing.

  • Joe | May 31, 2007 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”95618″][quote comment=”95616″][quote comment=”95600″]Hey Paul: If you had to make a choice on which team had the best unifroms and/or logo that predominantly wore purple who would it be?[/quote]

    Baltimore Ravens Baby!!![/quote]
    I’d say Ravens too, but they gotta change their number font. The only team that the round number looks good on are the Steelers.[/quote]

    I couldn’t disagree more. I think the font they have complements the curves on the logo (both shield and bird) and works great with the purple. It would look bad with a block font…see.

  • Roger | May 31, 2007 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”95641″][quote comment=”95635″]This room is … dare I say … for the birds?

    eep[/quote]

    What’s a cheesehead doing in that room?[/quote]

    Good question. He’s a sport bigomist.

  • Kek | May 31, 2007 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”95636″][quote comment=”95627″][quote comment=”95620″][quote comment=”95618″][quote comment=”95616″][quote comment=”95600″]Hey Paul: If you had to make a choice on which team had the best unifroms and/or logo that predominantly wore purple who would it be?[/quote]

    Baltimore Ravens Baby!!![/quote]
    I’d say Ravens too, but they gotta change their number font. The only team that the round number looks good on are the Steelers.[/quote]
    Looks pretty damn good on the Bears, too.[/quote]
    I’ve seen pics of the Steelers with regular number fonts, like the Giants have, just doesn’t look right on the jersey.[/quote]
    The Steelers had block numbers at least through the 70s, 80s and most of the 90s. They won their first 4 Superbowls while wearing the normal block numbers.[/quote]
    As a lifelong Steeler fan I must admit, I HATED the change to the font similar to the Bears because the block was all I knew, the only thing I had grown up with.

    I’m pretty used to it now though and if they switched back, I don’t think it’d look right. When I pull out some of the older stuff in my jersey closet, like my Greg Lloyd #95, the numbers look too thick and for lack of a better word, clunky. It’s a replica and a bit more exagerated than the authentic but still.

    Oh, and the 75 anniversary jerseys are sweet. The whole uni is nice with the white pants, different looking sock and yellow helmet. I hope I can score tickets to one of the games they wear it in ’07.

  • Joe H | May 31, 2007 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”95618″][quote comment=”95616″][quote comment=”95600″]Hey Paul: If you had to make a choice on which team had the best unifroms and/or logo that predominantly wore purple who would it be?[/quote]

    Baltimore Ravens Baby!!![/quote]
    I’d say Ravens too, but they gotta change their number font. The only team that the round number looks good on are the Steelers.[/quote]

    I couldn’t disagree more. I think the font they have complements the curves on the logo (both shield and bird) and works great with the purple. It would look bad with a block font…see.

  • Joe H | May 31, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”95635″]This room is … dare I say … for the birds?

    eep[/quote]

    I WISH I had that room growing up…hell, I WISH I had that room now!

  • Ben | May 31, 2007 at 2:42 pm |

    With how often cap messages are mentioned this probrably was before but when getting Curtis Granderson’s autograph last night I noticed he had in his hat ” DON’T THINK!!! JUST HAVE FUN”

  • Roger | May 31, 2007 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”95645″][quote comment=”95641″][quote comment=”95635″]This room is … dare I say … for the birds?

    eep[/quote]

    What’s a cheesehead doing in that room?[/quote]

    Good question. He’s a sport bigomist.[/quote]

    The kids also has a pic of Barry Bonds on his wall and a Favre figurine.

    If my kid deviated from the A’s, Raiders, Warriors and Cal Bears in any way shape or form, he’d be sent back for re-programming.

  • jesse y | May 31, 2007 at 2:45 pm |

    I highly recommend this article from Joe Sports Fan on the “Pastel Era” of sports uniforms.

  • Lou Reed | May 31, 2007 at 2:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”95600″]Hey Paul: If you had to make a choice on which team had the best unifroms and/or logo that predominantly wore purple who would it be?[/quote]

    Purple is a good color, really, when used properly. The Ravens purple jerseys with white pants combo is cool, the Lakers are classy, the Rockies look idiotic. Depends on the design and use of the color. I’m not sure why some people hate the color so much when it’s used in uni designs. It’s the most disparaged uni color going (with help from this site, of course), along with orange. Both rock (think old school orange crush Broncos, original Tampa Bay Bucs unis), when used properly.

  • jesse y | May 31, 2007 at 2:46 pm |

    sorry meant to leave this
    http://www.joesports...

  • Roger | May 31, 2007 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”95656″][quote comment=”95600″]Hey Paul: If you had to make a choice on which team had the best unifroms and/or logo that predominantly wore purple who would it be?[/quote]

    Purple is a good color, really, when used properly. The Ravens purple jerseys with white pants combo is cool, the Lakers are classy, the Rockies look idiotic. Depends on the design and use of the color. I’m not sure why some people hate the color so much when it’s used in uni designs. It’s the most disparaged uni color going (with help from this site, of course), along with orange. Both rock (think old school orange crush Broncos, original Tampa Bay Bucs unis), when used properly.[/quote]

    You’d dig this site.

    Or this one.

  • Broker75 | May 31, 2007 at 2:58 pm |

    Is there a specific reason Uni-Watch colors are green and yellow?

  • Larry C | May 31, 2007 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”95600″]Hey Paul: If you had to make a choice on which team had the best unifroms and/or logo that predominantly wore purple who would it be?[/quote]

    How about the Washington Huskies football team? I think the purple looks really classy with the abundance of white and gold.

  • Mr. Met | May 31, 2007 at 3:01 pm |

    Interesting bit of stripe-age: They showed a clip of Rob Johnson playing for the Jaguars in 1997, and both the home teal and road white jerseys had a black stripe on the side, from the armpit down to the pants, ala the Bengals and Bills. I don’t remember them having that, and I can’t find a picture of it, but it was there. Anybody out there have a shot of the 1997 Jags uniforms to confirm?

  • Joe Drennan | May 31, 2007 at 3:03 pm |

    I wonder what Paul’s thoughts on purple for a womens team, say WNBA. To me that is acceptable. I also have no feelings over the LA Kings because purple is a royal color.

  • UW justin | May 31, 2007 at 3:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”95661″][quote comment=”95600″]Hey Paul: If you had to make a choice on which team had the best unifroms and/or logo that predominantly wore purple who would it be?[/quote]

    How about the Washington Huskies football team? I think the purple looks really classy with the abundance of white and gold.[/quote]

    And that’s GOLD, not yellow.

    I’m extremely bias since I’m an alum, but I love the purple and gold that UW sports. They could use a uniform update though…I’d like for the football uniforms to go back to being more traditional, but I suppose Nike could have made them worse. I know that the basketball team will be getting new unis for the next season.

  • Larry C | May 31, 2007 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”95664″][quote comment=”95661″][quote comment=”95600″]Hey Paul: If you had to make a choice on which team had the best unifroms and/or logo that predominantly wore purple who would it be?[/quote]

    How about the Washington Huskies football team? I think the purple looks really classy with the abundance of white and gold.[/quote]

    And that’s GOLD, not yellow.

    I’m extremely bias since I’m an alum, but I love the purple and gold that UW sports. They could use a uniform update though…I’d like for the football uniforms to go back to being more traditional, but I suppose Nike could have made them worse. [/quote]

    And when you consider that two of the closest teams geographically and in the Pac-10 are Oregon and Oregon State, that’s saying a lot. :)

    Which makes me wonder … according to Paul’s standards, would the Pac-10 be the worst dressed NCAA conference? There’s the Ducks and Beavers, and the Huskies sport purple. I think Wazzou, the Trojans, and the Bruins are on his good side, but surely the Ducks themselves would drag the average down incredibly low, right?

  • Joe Young | May 31, 2007 at 3:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”95662″]Interesting bit of stripe-age: They showed a clip of Rob Johnson playing for the Jaguars in 1997, and both the home teal and road white jerseys had a black stripe on the side, from the armpit down to the pants, ala the Bengals and Bills. I don’t remember them having that, and I can’t find a picture of it, but it was there. Anybody out there have a shot of the 1997 Jags uniforms to confirm?[/quote]

    I found this picutre of a jesery game worn Brunell jesery

  • Roger | May 31, 2007 at 3:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”95660″]Is there a specific reason Uni-Watch colors are green and yellow?[/quote]

    Because the A’s are Green and Gold and they friggin rule.

  • Joe Young | May 31, 2007 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”95662″]Interesting bit of stripe-age: They showed a clip of Rob Johnson playing for the Jaguars in 1997, and both the home teal and road white jerseys had a black stripe on the side, from the armpit down to the pants, ala the Bengals and Bills. I don’t remember them having that, and I can’t find a picture of it, but it was there. Anybody out there have a shot of the 1997 Jags uniforms to confirm?[/quote]

    Yup just found this!

  • Roger | May 31, 2007 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”95671″][quote comment=”95660″]Is there a specific reason Uni-Watch colors are green and yellow?[/quote]

    Because the A’s are Green and Gold and they friggin rule.[/quote]

    Want proof?

  • Dane | May 31, 2007 at 3:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”95505″]Maybe this is crossing that fuzzy uniform line, but I couldn’t help but chuckle at this in the Baltimore Sun today covering the spelling bee. It’s Maryland, folks.[/quote]

    Shouldn’t that have been the kid’s first test? If you don’t notice the spelling mistake on your own sign, then you’re done?

  • WVU Tom | May 31, 2007 at 3:25 pm |

    RE: Purple

    Get over it folks–I doubt Paull will change his mind on the whole purple issue. Personally, I don’t mind the color (hell, I live in Baltimore), but I understand where Paul is coming from, as personally can’t stand teal or turquoise or whatever you want to call it.

    I really can’t stand it–I don’t care if it’s paired with orange, purple, or anything else (OK, maybe that last one wasn’t too bad); I have just never liked the way this color looks, and I’m as entitled to my opinion as Paul is his about purple.

  • Brad | May 31, 2007 at 3:26 pm |

    My membership is coming with #29, for Steelers legend and single season rushing record holder Barry Foster.

  • Broker75 | May 31, 2007 at 3:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”95673″][quote comment=”95671″][quote comment=”95660″]Is there a specific reason Uni-Watch colors are green and yellow?[/quote]

    Because the A’s are Green and Gold and they friggin rule.[/quote]

    Want proof?[/quote]
    ah, gotcha, so there’s envy towards the A’s then

  • UW justin | May 31, 2007 at 3:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”95665″][quote comment=”95664″][quote comment=”95661″][quote comment=”95600″]Hey Paul: If you had to make a choice on which team had the best unifroms and/or logo that predominantly wore purple who would it be?[/quote]

    How about the Washington Huskies football team? I think the purple looks really classy with the abundance of white and gold.[/quote]

    And that’s GOLD, not yellow.

    I’m extremely bias since I’m an alum, but I love the purple and gold that UW sports. They could use a uniform update though…I’d like for the football uniforms to go back to being more traditional, but I suppose Nike could have made them worse. [/quote]

    And when you consider that two of the closest teams geographically and in the Pac-10 are Oregon and Oregon State, that’s saying a lot. :)

    Which makes me wonder … according to Paul’s standards, would the Pac-10 be the worst dressed NCAA conference? There’s the Ducks and Beavers, and the Huskies sport purple. I think Wazzou, the Trojans, and the Bruins are on his good side, but surely the Ducks themselves would drag the average down incredibly low, right?[/quote]

    The Cougs can’t be on his good side with those horrible alternates that they wore from Russell last year. Remember those things? Yuck…

  • Roger | May 31, 2007 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”95675″]RE: Purple

    Get over it folks–I doubt Paull will change his mind on the whole purple issue. Personally, I don’t mind the color (hell, I live in Baltimore), but I understand where Paul is coming from, as personally can’t stand teal or turquoise or whatever you want to call it.

    I really can’t stand it–I don’t care if it’s paired with orange, purple, or anything else (OK, maybe that last one wasn’t too bad); I have just never liked the way this color looks, and I’m as entitled to my opinion as Paul is his about purple.[/quote]

    To completely ban it is a little excessive and alienates a very large group of enthusiasts. It’s a good thing purple is not a skin tone.

  • Anthony Verna | May 31, 2007 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”95645″][quote comment=”95641″][quote comment=”95635″]This room is … dare I say … for the birds?

    eep[/quote]

    What’s a cheesehead doing in that room?[/quote]

    Good question. He’s a sport bigomist.[/quote]

    Just to quote a Marx Brothers movie. . .

    Groucho talking with two ladies:

    “What do you say? Are we all gonna get married?”

    “But that’s bigamy.”

    “Yes and that’s big of me too. That’s big of all of us.”

  • Mark in Shiga | May 31, 2007 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”95674″][quote comment=”95505″]Maybe this is crossing that fuzzy uniform line, but I couldn’t help but chuckle at this in the Baltimore Sun today covering the spelling bee. It’s Maryland, folks.[/quote]

    Shouldn’t that have been the kid’s first test? If you don’t notice the spelling mistake on your own sign, then you’re done?[/quote]

    Maybe it’s to build up the kids’ confidence. “We can’t even get one of these pinned-on number bibs right, but you guys are spelling champions!” (Seriously, though, it’s a typographical error. Nobody actually thinks the state’s name is spelled with two letters out of order.)

    Uniform-related tidbit: I was in my state’s spelling bee championship twice as a kid, and we had much cooler-looking numbers to pin on our chests. They looked just like the ones worn in track events, only made of stiffer cardboard. I pinned mine to the front of my chest, like a distance runner would, without a second thought, and was surprised to see other kids using the left breast, sleeves, and other bizarre places!

    And Kek, haven’t the Steelers always had that font on the helmet numbers? I thought it looked weird too until I thought of the helmets. I guess the only problem is that it seems to be italic for no reason.

  • Mike | May 31, 2007 at 3:31 pm |

    C is for Captain….or cookie

    http://news.yahoo.co...

  • Dane | May 31, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”95679″] It’s a good thing purple is not a skin tone.[/quote]

    It can be, if you get hit hard enough.

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | May 31, 2007 at 3:48 pm |

    That C is deffo for CAPTAIN, well deserved for Sir Sid!

  • DenverGregg | May 31, 2007 at 3:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”95679″][quote comment=”95675″]RE: Purple

    Get over it folks–I doubt Paull will change his mind on the whole purple issue. Personally, I don’t mind the color (hell, I live in Baltimore), but I understand where Paul is coming from, as personally can’t stand teal or turquoise or whatever you want to call it.

    I really can’t stand it–I don’t care if it’s paired with orange, purple, or anything else (OK, maybe that last one wasn’t too bad); I have just never liked the way this color looks, and I’m as entitled to my opinion as Paul is his about purple.[/quote]

    To completely ban it is a little excessive and alienates a very large group of enthusiasts. It’s a good thing purple is not a skin tone.[/quote]

    It’s Paul’s site. He can include and exclude whatever he wants. Start up PurpleWatch if you’re finding yourself deprived.

  • Stuby | May 31, 2007 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”95690″][quote comment=”95679″] It’s a good thing purple is not a skin tone.[/quote]

    It can be, if you get hit hard enough.[/quote]
    That’s awesome.

  • Lou Reed | May 31, 2007 at 3:53 pm |

    As a designer there are colors I love more than others, but to dismiss one completley is short sighted. Do we want all unis to be either red or blue? Heck no.

  • Ferdinand Cesarano | May 31, 2007 at 3:56 pm |

    In my opinion, a league looks best when most teams’ numbers are either block (like Mets/Dodgers) or varsity (like Yankees/Braves/many football teams), and only a few have distinctive fonts. Examples would be the NFL in the 70s, or Major League Baseball for really most of its existence. Seeing a non-block font was sort of rare (Bears, Phillies, not many others), so those fonts really stood out.

    But, when non-block fonts become too plentiful, then the whole league tends to look rather silly (example: the NFL currently). At that point, the beauty of any one of the non-block fonts is tougher to discern.

    For instance: the great Bears’ font was actually more distinctive and beautiful when it could be seen alongside block fonts week after week. Nowadays, when so many teams have weak, silly number fonts, it is easy to overlook a classic masterpiece like the Bears, and lump it in with all the current poo-poo.

    There have been very few great non-block number fonts:

    – Bears
    – Cubs
    – current Phillies (similar to 40s-50s style)
    – 70s Phillies
    – old Expos (through 1992)
    – old Blue Jays (through 1996)
    – 80s Padres
    – Las Vegas Outlaws (XFL)
    – New Orleans Voodoo (Arena Football League)
    _
    That’s all I can think of right now. But, I doubt I could come up with many more. (OK, maybe the 1973-74 Braves numbers.) All teams other than the above-listed ones should just use nice block number fonts, dammit. That move alone would improve the unis of countless teams: Broncos, Blue Jays, Washington Nationals, Titans, new Chargers, Cavs, Steelers. Eagles, and on and on and on…

    P.S. – A few weeks ago, I noted that many Arena teams have dropped goofy number fonts and gone back to block. Some example were New York, Philly, and LA. Now it seems that the Dallas Desperados may have to be added to this list. In highlights of last week’s game, they seemed to be wearing last year’s home uni, with the beautiful block numbers, as opposed to this year’s new home uni featuring a quite risible number font.

  • Roger | May 31, 2007 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”95692″][quote comment=”95679″][quote comment=”95675″]RE: Purple

    Get over it folks–I doubt Paull will change his mind on the whole purple issue. Personally, I don’t mind the color (hell, I live in Baltimore), but I understand where Paul is coming from, as personally can’t stand teal or turquoise or whatever you want to call it.

    I really can’t stand it–I don’t care if it’s paired with orange, purple, or anything else (OK, maybe that last one wasn’t too bad); I have just never liked the way this color looks, and I’m as entitled to my opinion as Paul is his about purple.[/quote]

    To completely ban it is a little excessive and alienates a very large group of enthusiasts. It’s a good thing purple is not a skin tone.[/quote]

    It’s Paul’s site. He can include and exclude whatever he wants. Start up PurpleWatch if you’re finding yourself deprived.[/quote]

    Not arguing who’s site it is. (However, if he’s gonna start charging for stuff, he’s gonna have to be a little more open to customer opinions.)

    I’m just saying … stuff like this is a little unfair to exclude based on taste.

    I think it’s become a stance based on principal, now.

    I’

  • BJ | May 31, 2007 at 4:05 pm |

    Liverpool has officially released its new away kit

  • Jaye | May 31, 2007 at 4:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”95695″]As a designer there are colors I love more than others, but to dismiss one completley is short sighted. Do we want all unis to be either red or blue? Heck no.[/quote]

    In the grand scheme of things, it really doesn’t matter since you can wear and love whatever color you want. The card’s gonna be in your wallet and unless a certain color is gonna get me a free beer at the sports bar, who give a …

  • Dan | May 31, 2007 at 4:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”95701″][quote comment=”95692″][quote comment=”95679″][quote comment=”95675″]RE: Purple

    Get over it folks–I doubt Paull will change his mind on the whole purple issue. Personally, I don’t mind the color (hell, I live in Baltimore), but I understand where Paul is coming from, as personally can’t stand teal or turquoise or whatever you want to call it.

    I really can’t stand it–I don’t care if it’s paired with orange, purple, or anything else (OK, maybe that last one wasn’t too bad); I have just never liked the way this color looks, and I’m as entitled to my opinion as Paul is his about purple.[/quote]

    To completely ban it is a little excessive and alienates a very large group of enthusiasts. It’s a good thing purple is not a skin tone.[/quote]

    It’s Paul’s site. He can include and exclude whatever he wants. Start up PurpleWatch if you’re finding yourself deprived.[/quote]

    Not arguing who’s site it is. (However, if he’s gonna start charging for stuff, he’s gonna have to be a little more open to customer opinions.)

    I’m just saying … stuff like this is a little unfair to exclude based on taste.

    I think it’s become a stance based on principal, now.

    I'[/quote]

    He doesn’t HAVE to give us ANY colors outside the Uni Watch template. And NO college teams are available, so the Wildcats were already on the outs, purple or no.

    It’s really not that big of a deal, folks.

  • Lou Reed | May 31, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    Re: It’s really not that big of a deal, folks.

    Of course it’s not. It’s just fun to argue against the grand poo-bah’s anti-purple rule. We know he’ll never allow purple on cards, but we still have the right to disagree, so why not? good times.

  • Kenny | May 31, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    (However, if he’s gonna start charging for stuff, he’s gonna have to be a little more open to customer opinions.)

    It’s voluntary, so you’re not a customer…you don’t like, tough *%&#

  • Mike | May 31, 2007 at 4:16 pm |

    How about purple and teal together?
    http://search.fotki....

  • Dan | May 31, 2007 at 4:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”95705″]Re: It’s really not that big of a deal, folks.

    Of course it’s not. It’s just fun to argue against the grand poo-bah’s anti-purple rule. We know he’ll never allow purple on cards, but we still have the right to disagree, so why not? good times.[/quote]

    Oh, well hell…I’m all for b*tchin about stuff that doesn’t mean a damn thing, just for the sake of b*tchin! Carry on then, my wayward (purple) son!

  • Kenny | May 31, 2007 at 4:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”95707″]How about purple and teal together?
    http://search.fotki....

    Oh good God!

    I don’t mind the two colors, but that could be the ugliest thing ever

  • Dan | May 31, 2007 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”95710″][quote comment=”95707″]How about purple and teal together?
    http://search.fotki....

    Oh good God!

    I don’t mind the two colors, but that could be the ugliest thing ever[/quote]

    And the uniforms are pretty bad too!

  • Mike | May 31, 2007 at 4:26 pm |

    After a little more research, here are all of your National Women’s Football Association Teams:

    http://www.womensfoo...

  • Lou Reed | May 31, 2007 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”95710″][quote comment=”95707″]How about purple and teal together?
    http://search.fotki....

    Oh good God!

    I don’t mind the two colors, but that could be the ugliest thing ever[/quote]

    That’s hideous. See, it’s awful designs like that that ruin a color’s reputation. Paul, don’t hate on the color–hate on the design.

    I am an orange fan myself, but I find this purple-fueled animosity so odd that I can’t stop myself from railing against it!

  • Roger | May 31, 2007 at 4:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”95706″](However, if he’s gonna start charging for stuff, he’s gonna have to be a little more open to customer opinions.)

    It’s voluntary, so you’re not a customer…you don’t like, tough *%&#[/quote]

    Huh? Normally, I would pass on something like this, but c’mon.

    The almost all of purchases are voluntary. Did someone force you to buy your T.V. and force you to watch it?

    So what you’re saying is customer opinion is of no importance.

    For crying out loud, this whole site is based on customer opinion.

  • Dan | May 31, 2007 at 4:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”95717″][quote comment=”95710″][quote comment=”95707″]How about purple and teal together?
    http://search.fotki....

    Oh good God!

    I don’t mind the two colors, but that could be the ugliest thing ever[/quote]

    That’s hideous. See, it’s awful designs like that that ruin a color’s reputation. Paul, don’t hate on the color–hate on the design.

    I am an orange fan myself, but I find this purple-fueled animosity so odd that I can’t stop myself from railing against it![/quote]

    Even an Orange fan has to admit that Clemson’s Orange/Purple combo is pretty lousy!

  • DenverGregg | May 31, 2007 at 4:32 pm |

    It isn’t “purple-fueled animosity”, it’s Paul’s personal taste. Since he’s the one who puts the work into this site and its various antecedents, it’s his brand and his quirks are a big part of it.

    Complaining that Paul doesn’t share your taste is like complaining that Steven Wright doesn’t do Gallagher-style comedy. If you want Gallagher, leave this show alone.

  • Mike | May 31, 2007 at 4:33 pm |

    Two more things and then I will drop this:
    1 Now I know where Ickey shuffled off to-http://www.cincinnatisizzle.com/Staff.htm

    2 This Orange and purple combo is…well, it speaks for itself. Any orange or purple people want to defend it? (courtesy of the Cincinnati Sizzle)

    http://beaglephoto.s...

  • patrick | May 31, 2007 at 4:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”95718″][quote comment=”95706″](However, if he’s gonna start charging for stuff, he’s gonna have to be a little more open to customer opinions.)

    It’s voluntary, so you’re not a customer…you don’t like, tough *%&#[/quote]

    Huh? Normally, I would pass on something like this, but c’mon.

    The almost all of purchases are voluntary. Did someone force you to buy your T.V. and force you to watch it?

    So what you’re saying is customer opinion is of no importance.

    For crying out loud, this whole site is based on customer opinion.[/quote]

    you know, this reminds me of Henry Ford’s famous line, you can have any color as long as its black.

  • Jaye | May 31, 2007 at 4:38 pm |

    ** Trying to get back on uni-track….

    So, how ’bout those pro bowler’s shirts?

  • Jaye | May 31, 2007 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”95723″]** Trying to get back on uni-track….

    So, how ’bout those pro bowler’s shirts?[/quote]

    and yes, i know, they’re not uniforms

  • Alex | May 31, 2007 at 4:39 pm |

    do we just join by email then pay through paypal?

  • Jason | May 31, 2007 at 4:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”95721″]Two more things and then I will drop this:
    1 Now I know where Ickey shuffled off to-http://www.cincinnatisizzle.com/Staff.htm

    2 This Orange and purple combo is…well, it speaks for itself. Any orange or purple people want to defend it? (courtesy of the Cincinnati Sizzle)

    http://beaglephoto.s...

    This looks like someone got a hold of the leftover uniforms from the movie Waterboy.

    [quote comment=”95707″]How about purple and teal together?
    http://search.fotki....

    There are no words for how terrible this is.

  • Steve | May 31, 2007 at 4:40 pm |

    I hate to keep on the purple theme, but what if we’d like the Rockies Home Uni (not the purple one they’ve been wearing this year so much, but the Standard white pinstripes with black/silver lettering) No Purple, and we get to keep our team. IIRC, there’s no purple in the back lettering or outline of the lettering on the back. (Please correct me if I’m wrong)

  • Teebz | May 31, 2007 at 4:42 pm |

    People, enough.

    He doesn’t like purple. Get over it. Quite your crybabying about the purple issue. It’s not going to change, and making this into a mountain when it is a molehill is beyond ridiculous.

    I hate baby-puke green, much like the colour of the Nashville Predators’ alternate jerseys. I would never dress in it, and I certainly would never endorse it. Bring your hate this way, if that’s the case.

  • Lou Reed | May 31, 2007 at 4:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”95720″]It isn’t “purple-fueled animosity”, it’s Paul’s personal taste. Since he’s the one who puts the work into this site and its various antecedents, it’s his brand and his quirks are a big part of it.

    Complaining that Paul doesn’t share your taste is like complaining that Steven Wright doesn’t do Gallagher-style comedy. If you want Gallagher, leave this show alone.[/quote]

    So wait, there are exploding watermelons on this site? Oh man I hate that shtick;-/

    Whatever dude. We’re expressing free speech.

    Purple and orange – eh. Purple on a uni looks best with gold, IMHO.

  • Bogaard | May 31, 2007 at 4:48 pm |

    Purple is a good color, really, when used properly. The Ravens purple jerseys with white pants combo is cool, the Lakers are classy, the Rockies look idiotic. Depends on the design and use of the color.

    Yes, the Rockies’ black vests are stupid. The white trim on the shoulders is way too big and sticks up making them look like the flying nuns. Even worse, we all thought that the MLB turn ahead the clock thing was a one-time gimmick, but it actually predicted how stupid the Rockies would look in their black vests. I’m embarrassed to be from Denver just by thinking of those vests.

    However, the very minor purple accents against black and silver on the regular Rockies jerseys look rather sharp. There are some teams that should wear purple — both Kings (the color of royalty for 4000 years), and the Rockies (“for purple mountains majesties above the fruited plane”).

    I don’t see how anyone can bitch about purple when there are teams wearing TEAL for god’s sake.

    If you want purple on your card I guess you just have to… oh wait there’s already purple and all the cards. And don’t tell me, “but, that’s burgundy.” Look up the definition of burgundy in any dictionary.

  • Stuby | May 31, 2007 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”95731″]Purple is a good color, really, when used properly. The Ravens purple jerseys with white pants combo is cool, the Lakers are classy, the Rockies look idiotic. Depends on the design and use of the color.

    Yes, the Rockies’ black vests are stupid. The white trim on the shoulders is way too big and sticks up making them look like the flying nuns. Even worse, we all thought that the MLB turn ahead the clock thing was a one-time gimmick, but it actually predicted how stupid the Rockies would look in their black vests. I’m embarrassed to be from Denver just by thinking of those vests.

    However, the very minor purple accents against black and silver on the regular Rockies jerseys look rather sharp. There are some teams that should wear purple — both Kings (the color of royalty for 4000 years), and the Rockies (“for purple mountains majesties above the fruited plane”).

    I don’t see how anyone can bitch about purple when there are teams wearing TEAL for god’s sake.

    If you want purple on your card I guess you just have to… oh wait there’s already purple and all the cards. And don’t tell me, “but, that’s burgundy.” Look up the definition of burgundy in any dictionary.[/quote]
    I think they should’ve named the team the ‘Denver Fruited Planes’.

  • Lou Reed | May 31, 2007 at 4:57 pm |

    I think the Rockies just need a uni redesign–go with something more classic in deisgn and still utilize the purple and silver with black. I think with purple you need a classier design to make it work. Ex.: the old, classic Vikings unis were great, the new ones aren’t.

  • DenverGregg | May 31, 2007 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”95727″]I hate to keep on the purple theme, but what if we’d like the Rockies Home Uni (not the purple one they’ve been wearing this year so much, but the Standard white pinstripes with black/silver lettering) No Purple, and we get to keep our team. IIRC, there’s no purple in the back lettering or outline of the lettering on the back. (Please correct me if I’m wrong)[/quote]
    The Rox standard home uni has purple pinstripes.

  • Steve | May 31, 2007 at 5:02 pm |

    I hate to keep on the purple theme, but what if we’d like the Rockies Home Uni (not the purple one they’ve been wearing this year so much, but the Standard white pinstripes with black/silver lettering) No Purple, and we get to keep our team. IIRC, there’s no purple in the back lettering or outline of the lettering on the back. (Please correct me if I’m wrong)

    The Rox standard home uni has purple pinstripes.

    Ah. I could never tell, I have an away jersey I wear to all the Rockies / Pirates games (I live in Pittsburgh. I’m *the* Rockies fan here) and I knew it had purple pinstripes. I watch everything through MLB.TV so I’m lucky I see the ball, let alone the color of the pinstripes.

    Question answered! Thanks!

  • Bogaard | May 31, 2007 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”95736″]I think the Rockies just need a uni redesign–go with something more classic in deisgn and still utilize the purple and silver with black. I think with purple you need a classier design to make it work. Ex.: the old, classic Vikings unis were great, the new ones aren’t.[/quote]

    You can’t be any more classic than the Rox original jerseys or their pinstiped vests. Nothing but stripes and block lettering — far more traditional than script letters. Yes, the pinstripes are purple, but with how dark the stripes are, who can tell. It’s just a subtle nod to the origin of their name.

  • todd krevanchi | May 31, 2007 at 5:09 pm |

    speaking of the waterboy,
    on occasion you can spot bobby boucher jerseys on ebay, complete with the commemerative bourbon bowl patch…
    http://www.cineclub....

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    but sorry folks, it is a fake/replica as it is not manufactured by adidas as seen on screen.

  • Mr. Met | May 31, 2007 at 5:10 pm |

    Complaining about the purple issue is about the same as the “Ditch the Black” campaign: Both sides are aware that it’s out there, but they don’t really care much about your opinion.

  • Lou Reed | May 31, 2007 at 5:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”95740″][quote comment=”95736″]I think the Rockies just need a uni redesign–go with something more classic in deisgn and still utilize the purple and silver with black. I think with purple you need a classier design to make it work. Ex.: the old, classic Vikings unis were great, the new ones aren’t.[/quote]

    You can’t be any more classic than the Rox original jerseys or their pinstiped vests. Nothing but stripes and block lettering — far more traditional than script letters. Yes, the pinstripes are purple, but with how dark the stripes are, who can tell. It’s just a subtle nod to the origin of their name.[/quote]

    I was thinking maybe ditch the pinstripes altogether and do something less busy – I think the pinstripes clutter it up. This isn’t a problem for the Yankees ’cause they only have on color, blue, plus the cool NY logo. Their name might look better in a more classic font and no pinstripes behind it to clutter things.

  • Pflava | May 31, 2007 at 5:13 pm |

    Speaking of the Washington Huskies, I saw this really cool picture hanging in a Seattle grocery store on a recent trip and snapped a photo. I would love to see what these looked like in color.

  • Logan the Huge | May 31, 2007 at 5:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”95742″]Complaining about the purple issue is about the same as the “Ditch the Black” campaign: Both sides are aware that it’s out there, but they don’t really care much about your opinion.[/quote]

    Exactly why Paul should show some more compassion for his purple loving members.

  • Stuby | May 31, 2007 at 5:15 pm |

    Is it ‘Above the fruited plane‘ or ‘fruited plains‘? Either way, I’m picturing ballplayers dressed as the ‘Fruit of the Loom’ guys.

  • Mr. Met | May 31, 2007 at 5:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”95741″]speaking of the waterboy,
    on occasion you can spot bobby boucher jerseys on ebay, complete with the commemerative bourbon bowl patch…
    http://www.cineclub....

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    but sorry folks, it is a fake/replica as it is not manufactured by adidas as seen on screen.[/quote]

    “Don’t be embarrased among your freinds[sic] and wear low quaily[sic] stuff that others may sell…”

    Right…… because wearing a Bobby Boucher jersey wouldn’t be embarassing enough.

  • Josh | May 31, 2007 at 5:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”95448″]from yesterday…
    [quote comment=”95265″][quote comment=”94821″]

    on my niketalk.com website… [/quote]

    Are you Method Man, Todd?[/quote]

    no i am krvanch. i was asked by nelson along with meth, and nikeville to help create that community in 99. i used to be heavily involved in the monitoring, membership and upkeep of the site, but life and priorities have since steered me away from every day involvement. i am still an original administrator, view daily, and post only when something gets me…

    hope you enjoy it and find it useful… i have for over 7 yrs.[/quote]

    LOL I do enjoy it…but Method Man doesn’t like me…so I keep getting banned.

  • Mike | May 31, 2007 at 5:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”95751″][quote comment=”95741″]speaking of the waterboy,
    on occasion you can spot bobby boucher jerseys on ebay, complete with the commemerative bourbon bowl patch…
    http://www.cineclub....

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    but sorry folks, it is a fake/replica as it is not manufactured by adidas as seen on screen.[/quote]

    “Don’t be embarrased among your freinds[sic] and wear low quaily[sic] stuff that others may sell…”

    Right…… because wearing a Bobby Boucher jersey wouldn’t be embarassing enough.[/quote]

    $84!?!?!?!

  • Dan | May 31, 2007 at 5:23 pm |

    Hey Paul…

    Somewhere down the line…obviously, the roll-out on memberships is going to be labor intensive, so not a “right now” thing…but it’d be cool if somewhere down the line it could be hooked up so that when we post a comment, our name and number show up in the “posted by” area. Just a thought.

  • David | May 31, 2007 at 5:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”95718″][quote comment=”95706″](However, if he’s gonna start charging for stuff, he’s gonna have to be a little more open to customer opinions.)

    It’s voluntary, so you’re not a customer…you don’t like, tough *%&#[/quote]

    Huh? Normally, I would pass on something like this, but c’mon.

    The almost all of purchases are voluntary. Did someone force you to buy your T.V. and force you to watch it?

    So what you’re saying is customer opinion is of no importance.

    For crying out loud, this whole site is based on customer opinion.[/quote]

    TV companies aren’t required to listen to customer opinions either. They generally do so because they know that it will help them make more sales. However, if they don’t want to listen to people and it costs them some profit, that is their decision.

    Paul could probably make some more cash by taking purple cards. His dislike for purple clearly outweights his desire for a bit more profit on this deal. His choice. Just like any company/business/etc.

  • Bogaard | May 31, 2007 at 5:27 pm |

    See how good they could look if dressed with their eyes open.

    Of course, I wish they would use “Denver” instead of “Colorado.” But, since they ain’t doctors, the CR couldn’t be DR, so just D on the hat. And take the arched place name out of the logo, just leave the mountain, the ball and “ROCKIES.” Really, is anyone going to ask, “Rockies? Hm, where do they play?”

  • Josh | May 31, 2007 at 5:29 pm |

    Paul, I should get an honorary membership for quite possibly being the only person on this board that owns a pair of THESE

  • Logan the Huge | May 31, 2007 at 5:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”95757″]Paul, I should get an honorary membership for quite possibly being the only person on this board that owns a pair of THESE[/quote]

    Good thing they’re not purple!!

  • Shaftman | May 31, 2007 at 5:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”95759″][quote comment=”95757″]Paul, I should get an honorary membership for quite possibly being the only person on this board that owns a pair of THESE[/quote]

    Good thing they’re not purple!![/quote]

    They look like they belong on a certain team from St. Louis.

  • Josh | May 31, 2007 at 5:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”95765″][quote comment=”95759″][quote comment=”95757″]Paul, I should get an honorary membership for quite possibly being the only person on this board that owns a pair of THESE[/quote]

    Good thing they’re not purple!![/quote]

    They look like they belong on a certain team from St. Louis.[/quote]

    Yep…they’re actual Cardinals team issued (but only worn by me)

  • DenverGregg | May 31, 2007 at 5:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”95756″]Of course, I wish they would use “Denver” instead of “Colorado.” But, since they ain’t doctors, the CR couldn’t be DR, so just D on the hat. And take the arched place name out of the logo, just leave the mountain, the ball and “ROCKIES.” Really, is anyone going to ask, “Rockies? Hm, where do they play?”[/quote]

    I join in the wish for a Denver team. The freaks in Parker and the Ranch didn’t pay for Coors Field! But the Colorado Rockies makes more geographical sense than Denver Rockies ever could. It’s time for a complete re-branding (preferably including new owners, etc.). Denver Grizzlies would have been good and a tie-in with historic teams. Denver Riflemen would be good too. Jersey could have “Riflemen” in script with a little rifle underneath as the flourish.

  • Shaftman | May 31, 2007 at 5:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”95766″][quote comment=”95765″][quote comment=”95759″][quote comment=”95757″]Paul, I should get an honorary membership for quite possibly being the only person on this board that owns a pair of THESE[/quote]

    Good thing they’re not purple!![/quote]

    They look like they belong on a certain team from St. Louis.[/quote]

    Yep…they’re actual Cardinals team issued (but only worn by me)[/quote]

    Very Nice…i’m jealous.

  • joe | May 31, 2007 at 5:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”95707″]How about purple and teal together?
    http://search.fotki....

    That deserves to get beat up just on principle

  • JayD | May 31, 2007 at 5:58 pm |

    Best Purple in a Uniform………. The Los Angeles Kings sweaters. Best jersey in hockey!!!!

  • Mr. Met | May 31, 2007 at 5:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”95755″][quote comment=”95718″][quote comment=”95706″](However, if he’s gonna start charging for stuff, he’s gonna have to be a little more open to customer opinions.)

    It’s voluntary, so you’re not a customer…you don’t like, tough *%&#[/quote]

    Huh? Normally, I would pass on something like this, but c’mon.

    The almost all of purchases are voluntary. Did someone force you to buy your T.V. and force you to watch it?

    So what you’re saying is customer opinion is of no importance.

    For crying out loud, this whole site is based on customer opinion.[/quote]

    TV companies aren’t required to listen to customer opinions either. They generally do so because they know that it will help them make more sales. However, if they don’t want to listen to people and it costs them some profit, that is their decision.

    Paul could probably make some more cash by taking purple cards. His dislike for purple clearly outweights his desire for a bit more profit on this deal. His choice. Just like any company/business/etc.[/quote]

    Totally agree with everything that’s been posted on this. I was one of the ones who originally expressed (mild) outrage at the fact that Paul was ostracizing the color purple on membership cards, but you know what? Sometimes we have to accept that there are no rational explanations for some things.

    Perhaps he used to get bullied when he was a kid and his tormentor always wore a Vikings jersey. Maybe the family TV had a blown tube and he had to go through life watching everything in a purple hue. Or maybe he had a bad experience at a Mickey D’s one time with Grimace.

    Whatever the reason, apparently there’s some level of comfort for Paul in running his own little website and not having to confront the specter of purple. IN which case, if it means that his hatred of purple will lead to a long and healthy run for Uni-Watch, then we’ll just have to accept the purple hatin’ as a way of life.

  • Bogaard | May 31, 2007 at 6:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”95768″][quote comment=”95756″]I join in the wish for a Denver team. The freaks in Parker and the Ranch didn’t pay for Coors Field! But the Colorado Rockies makes more geographical sense than Denver Rockies ever could. It’s time for a complete re-branding (preferably including new owners, etc.).quote]

    You’re all right Gregg. Denver Rockies might make less sense, but it would be worth it if we could disassociate ourselves from people in Parker, the Ranch, and CR — I mean Castle Rock.

    Although they could wear all purple jerseys with teal colored wavy pinstripes and chartreuse absinthe faries on their hats for all I care if the Monfort boys would just sell. I’ve met them, they’re nice guys, but what they’ve done with this team…

  • JayD | May 31, 2007 at 6:02 pm |

    http://kings.nhl.com...
    Ahhh… a thing of beauty
    Couple more years..

  • Sir Jock Strap | May 31, 2007 at 6:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”95728″]People, enough.

    He doesn’t like purple. Get over it. Quite your crybabying about the purple issue. It’s not going to change, and making this into a mountain when it is a molehill is beyond ridiculous.

    I hate baby-puke green, much like the colour of the Nashville Predators’ alternate jerseys. I would never dress in it, and I certainly would never endorse it. Bring your hate this way, if that’s the case.[/quote]

    You don’t get it. It’s not being a “crybaby.”

    Forums are for opinion.

  • Ian | May 31, 2007 at 7:11 pm |

    Just a few comments on the membership topic.

    First off, as soon as I can set aside $60, I’m in! Plus I already know what style and number I’m going with, so all I’ve got to do is save up the dough.

    Now, since I like to mess around with Photoshop, I thought I’d share a couple membership cards we’ll most likely never see…

    Even though it’s a forbidden color, perhaps we could make an exception for Luc? And I know the font probably isn’t available (as I had to draw it by hand) but I’m sure we’d love to have this fine lady as a member.

    And finally, this next one brings up a legit question. Obviously we can have the straight nameplate below the number, but what if someone wants to pay tribute to the Cincinnati Reds circa 1964?

  • chris | May 31, 2007 at 7:21 pm |

    those were some beautiful gophers jerseys that were linked to today. well..except for that black monstrosity.

  • Mr. Met | May 31, 2007 at 7:23 pm |

    Barry Zito’s cap has the orange button on the top tonight.

    Odd that he would use a button-less cap when he pitches (if the observations about last night’s game were correct) and an orange-buttoned one during his off-days.

  • JMC | May 31, 2007 at 7:29 pm |

    If Paul allowed purple on the membership cards, then the terrorists would win. Duh.

  • JMC | May 31, 2007 at 7:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”95515″]Anyone notice Zito’s hat last night? It was missing the orange button on top. Clearly, it was distracting towards the Mets hitters.[/quote]

    I noticed. Snapped a picture and was gonna email it to Paul but never got around to it. You can sort of tell it’s missing here.

  • Aggie | May 31, 2007 at 7:40 pm |

    check out the socks on this Babe

    http://www.shorpy.co...

  • Aggie | May 31, 2007 at 7:41 pm |

    …here’s a bigger picture of the Babe

    http://www.shorpy.co...

  • Erik | May 31, 2007 at 7:45 pm |

    Why is it that when I make a website that has all of these new soccer uniforms on it, nobody notices it, yet when people give links to uniforms that are already on the site its listed in his blog or soemthin? OH well. By the way its updated with two new announced uniforms. http://www.freewebs....

  • redemske | May 31, 2007 at 7:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”95577″]I’m thinking Clear Lake’s white-over-pinstriped look had to be a laundry snafu. Like most high schools, they probably have limited uni combinations and laundry facilities. The only other possible explanation that’s plausible is high school kids being stupid and wanting to wear that combination.[/quote]

    Laundry snafu? The only people washing those unis are the moms of the players. I played in the same conference as Clear Lake in high school. None of the schools did laundry for the baseall teams. No time — they probably play 5 games a week.

    What’s more likely — and probable — is that CL had the pants and a matching jersey last year, but switched to vests this year. A lot of times, HS teams around there will have a double-knit set with a cheaper mesh jersey as an alternate. The mesh usually has the kids’ names. Unfortunately, looks like those kids might have chosen white instead of black.

  • Sammy | May 31, 2007 at 8:21 pm |

    Is there anyone planning on going with a Pistons, Red Wings, or Tigers design for the card? If there will be no mockups, I would like to see what they are before I choose.

  • Dave A | May 31, 2007 at 8:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”95777″]Or maybe he had a bad experience at a Mickey D’s one time with Grimace.
    [/quote]

    I think you’re on to something here. Paul strikes me as being of an impressionable age when Grimace was known as Evil Grimace. Such a shock during his formative years has obviously scarred him for life, resulting in an irrational hatred for the colour.

  • Kenny | May 31, 2007 at 8:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”95718″][quote comment=”95706″](However, if he’s gonna start charging for stuff, he’s gonna have to be a little more open to customer opinions.)

    It’s voluntary, so you’re not a customer…you don’t like, tough *%&#[/quote]

    Huh? Normally, I would pass on something like this, but c’mon.

    The almost all of purchases are voluntary. Did someone force you to buy your T.V. and force you to watch it?

    So what you’re saying is customer opinion is of no importance.

    For crying out loud, this whole site is based on customer opinion.[/quote]

    I was waiting for your response (just so there are no hard feelings, this wasn’t a direct attack towards you…it was kinda in general)

    I understand what you’re saying, but the site is based on everyone’s opinion, including Paul’s, so why try the unnecessary task of trying to change his or anyone else’s

    Sometimes people take too many things to heart (again a general statement)

  • Kenny | May 31, 2007 at 8:42 pm |

    oh and in response to the customer statement – it’s kinda like a donation in my eyes, so that’s where that came from

  • DenverGregg | May 31, 2007 at 8:49 pm |

    I can now honestly say, the check is in the mail. Number 78, por favor.

  • Kenny | May 31, 2007 at 8:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”95736″]I think the Rockies just need a uni redesign–go with something more classic in deisgn and still utilize the purple and silver with black. I think with purple you need a classier design to make it work. Ex.: the old, classic Vikings unis were great, the new ones aren’t.[/quote]

    Well the unfortunate turn to the color classified as “red” suggests that the Rockies would go to a color scheme that resembles this or even worse this *gasp*

  • alex | May 31, 2007 at 9:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”95561″][quote comment=”95556″]
    His nickname, “Big Unit,” is enough to attract the ladies.[/quote]

    a guy with the name randy johnson, called the big unit…

    almost as bad as finding out that a man who admitted he contracted HIV through promiscuous sex was named “magic” johnson… my reply was always… whats so magic about it now?[/quote]

    Also, Magic Johnson’s wife is named Cookie, which can be a euphamism for a lady’s private parts.

  • Nicole | May 31, 2007 at 9:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”95635″]This room is … dare I say … for the birds?

    eep[/quote]

    Why does the Ravens bed have a cheesehead on the bedpost?

  • Stuby | May 31, 2007 at 9:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”95822″]Is there anyone planning on going with a Pistons, Red Wings, or Tigers design for the card? If there will be no mockups, I would like to see what they are before I choose.[/quote]
    No NBA, so that narrows it down for ya. If I were you, I’d go with the Red Wings and the vertical arch, no question.

  • Nicole | May 31, 2007 at 9:10 pm |

    Sorry, way late on that comment. Bad commenter. Bad, bad commenter.

  • Mark | May 31, 2007 at 9:33 pm |

    Anyone see the old Cavs logo on their lockerroom door in The Palace at Auburn Hills? They’ve had the “new expression of wine and gold” for four seasons now…you think the Palace/Pistons brass could change it.

    Side note, don’t know if this has been covered at all, but I saw Spiderman 3 last night and there was a shot of Peter taking off his boots and wearing stirrups.

  • Matt Takimoto "Tako" | May 31, 2007 at 9:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”95538″][quote comment=”95522″][quote comment=”95502″]
    sorry miguel…
    from a friends camera…
    http://farm1.static....

    Todd, I went to Junior HS with Sue…she was cute then too.[/quote]

    Hey, what happened to her left knee? Did she have surgery, Todd?

    I only ask you, Todd, because you remind me of Garth Algar from Wayne’s World when Wayne and Garth go to Stan Mikita’s Donut Shop and he sees that blond-haired woman and Gary Wright’s “Dreamweaver” starts to play in the background while Garth is all agog because of the woman.

    Todd K. = Garth Algar. :o)[/quote]

    don’t really feel like looking so this might have already been said, but Dreamweaver plays when Wayne sees Cassandra. The song I hear when I think of Garth is Foxy Lady.

  • TD | May 31, 2007 at 9:47 pm |

    The Rockies finally busted their purple-clad winning streak with a loss last night, and have followed it up with . . . the black-on-black vests.

    Damn you, Aaron Cook.

  • Mr. Met | May 31, 2007 at 10:10 pm |

    Great to see my Metsies keep the Human Bobblehead in check this series.

    Any truth to the rumor that Barry and Mark Sweeney filmed a Red Stripe commercial that ends with “Boo large-headed teammates!!!!”……?

  • Sir Jock Strap | May 31, 2007 at 10:30 pm |

    Thank you and good night.

  • Sir Jock Strap | May 31, 2007 at 10:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”95828″][quote comment=”95718″][quote comment=”95706″](However, if he’s gonna start charging for stuff, he’s gonna have to be a little more open to customer opinions.)

    It’s voluntary, so you’re not a customer…you don’t like, tough *%&#[/quote]

    Huh? Normally, I would pass on something like this, but c’mon.

    The almost all of purchases are voluntary. Did someone force you to buy your T.V. and force you to watch it?

    So what you’re saying is customer opinion is of no importance.

    For crying out loud, this whole site is based on customer opinion.[/quote]

    I was waiting for your response (just so there are no hard feelings, this wasn’t a direct attack towards you…it was kinda in general)

    I understand what you’re saying, but the site is based on everyone’s opinion, including Paul’s, so why try the unnecessary task of trying to change his or anyone else’s

    Sometimes people take too many things to heart (again a general statement)[/quote]

    Alright. Cool.

    Hey … check out the purple cow.

  • LouUmp | May 31, 2007 at 10:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”95810″]…here’s a bigger picture of the Babe

    http://www.shorpy.co...

    Can’t you just FEEL the love between the Babe and McGraw??

  • Erik | May 31, 2007 at 10:48 pm |

    A little late and I’m sure it’s been said before, but I’d rather say it now than forget later. The Marlins will be wearing their throwbacks from 97 june 8-13 (the ones with the teal pinstripes, yay).

  • Mike Engle | May 31, 2007 at 10:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”95871″]A little late and I’m sure it’s been said before, but I’d rather say it now than forget later. The Marlins will be wearing their throwbacks from 97 june 8-13 (the ones with the teal pinstripes, yay).[/quote]
    Wahoo! My teal hat reincarnated! Seeing that they will be wearing pinstripes, shall I assume that they will be the home team and will therefore wear the all teal hats, not the black brims?

  • Jeff B | May 31, 2007 at 11:01 pm |

    Does anyone else think it would be really cool to have Uni Watch shot glasses?

  • Mike Engle | May 31, 2007 at 11:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”95872″][quote comment=”95871″]A little late and I’m sure it’s been said before, but I’d rather say it now than forget later. The Marlins will be wearing their throwbacks from 97 june 8-13 (the ones with the teal pinstripes, yay).[/quote]
    Wahoo! My teal hat reincarnated! Seeing that they will be wearing pinstripes, shall I assume that they will be the home team and will therefore wear the all teal hats, not the black brims?[/quote]
    Oh, sh*t. Mulligan. The 1997 championship team had the stupid black hats. Forgive me, I misread the blurb. Are we sure those jerseys weren’t black pinstripes with a teal MARLINS wordmark?

  • Lutter | May 31, 2007 at 11:08 pm |

    If these are not some of the best college turn back the clock uniforms I have ever seen, I would love to see some better ones. Notice the sanis and stirrups, which I am sure a lot of you will appreciate.

  • Marc in Brooklyn | May 31, 2007 at 11:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”95453″][quote comment=”95445″]Paul, can I get mine in a Black Mets style

    Personally I think you should ban that one with the purple.[/quote]

    Good idea. No Mets black![/quote]

    Perhaps it was mentioned when Paul first showed the team versions of the cards, but the Mets home and road versions already banned the black (drop-shadow). That’s the only way I’d want my 21.

    But, that raises the question whether any other team versions will be something other than the current format. For example: Can one get a card in Braves colors with vertical arching, even though they don’t use it anymore? Will the “D-BAAACKS” be in their Astros-esque 2007 guise? Will any other teams colors be somewhat retro like the Mets?

  • Mike Engle | May 31, 2007 at 11:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”95880″]If these are not some of the best college turn back the clock uniforms I have ever seen, I would love to see some better ones. Notice the sanis and stirrups, which I am sure a lot of you will appreciate.[/quote]
    Love the white shoes, yellow sanitaries, and the “keeping it simple” plain white pants. I wish there could be more of the maroon stirrup, though. When it’s all stretched out like that, it reminds me of those stupid Greg Maddux socks I used to wear in Little League. Finally, I generally dislike colored tops for baseball teams. This is no exception. Maybe it’s because I am so used to white at home and gray for the road. Maroon is a nice color, but it’s a baseball team. I think they should be wearing white (or “French vanilla”). (That’s Jeff Kent’s term, not mine.)

  • Robert | May 31, 2007 at 11:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”95876″]Does anyone else think it would be really cool to have Uni Watch shot glasses?[/quote]

    Or perhaps a beer glass.

  • Matt from the 'Ville | May 31, 2007 at 11:22 pm |

    I am not linking this image to get into the purple debate because I could care less. But look at the size of the College Softball World Series patch. It is huge IMO.

    Also as a Giants fan although we didn’t suffer as long as the Mets this is one of there better transactions in recent years. Good Luck Marlins…

  • Lutter | May 31, 2007 at 11:23 pm |

    This is a great shot of some very classy softball uniforms from the womens CWS. Click on photo gallery.

    These are about as bad as it gets. WHo in the hell designs these things??!! Again, click on the phot gallery.

  • Minna H. | May 31, 2007 at 11:27 pm |

    Wow. Much bitching today, and none of it by me. That’s a first!

    I understand people’s disappointment with not getting purple, but I liken it to a Baskin Robbins refusing to serve one of its flavors–there are still thirty-one others.

    Despite belief to the contrary, this is Paul’s blog, so his opinion is the one that matters in the end. Personally, I think everyone should just use the Uni Watch template, but if not, be grateful that there is such an array to choose from.

    Ok, back to unis. Jeff B., that is a pretty neat hockey sweater collection.

    I don’t like the Casey Stengel multi-team uni. It’s too cluttered and displeasing to the eye.

    That’s all from me today.

  • Go Cyclones! | June 1, 2007 at 12:24 am |

    For what it’s worth, my high school’s colors were purple and gold. I still wear a school shirt now and then (one year removed), but looking back…holy crap we looked like grapes. Sorry, too lazy for pics right now and most of you have gone to bed and I’ve posted them before, I believe during another purple argument.

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | June 1, 2007 at 12:36 am |

    [quote comment=”95877″][quote comment=”95872″][quote comment=”95871″]A little late and I’m sure it’s been said before, but I’d rather say it now than forget later. The Marlins will be wearing their throwbacks from 97 june 8-13 (the ones with the teal pinstripes, yay).[/quote]
    Wahoo! My teal hat reincarnated! Seeing that they will be wearing pinstripes, shall I assume that they will be the home team and will therefore wear the all teal hats, not the black brims?[/quote]
    Oh, sh*t. Mulligan. The 1997 championship team had the stupid black hats. Forgive me, I misread the blurb. Are we sure those jerseys weren’t black pinstripes with a teal MARLINS wordmark?[/quote]

    Those jerseys were white vests with black sleeves BUT the pinstripes were teal and the Marlins wordmark was teal as well.

  • Robert | June 1, 2007 at 12:48 am |

    What is a “full text RSS feed” anyway?

  • Josh | June 1, 2007 at 1:06 am |

    What’s with all the Scum Devil love today? I’m going to puke. Go CATS!

  • Dan | June 1, 2007 at 1:10 am |

    I think Wade Phillips will do very well with the Cowboys, but I hope he doesn’t come dressed in this attire again. I’d love to see more of this every week (although Jack Del Rio should know that a real NFL coach should leave his coat unbuttoned, like Mike Nolan, during gametime.

  • Joey Guns | June 1, 2007 at 1:36 am |

    [quote comment=”95871″]A little late and I’m sure it’s been said before, but I’d rather say it now than forget later. The Marlins will be wearing their throwbacks from 97 june 8-13 (the ones with the teal pinstripes, yay).[/quote]

    This older guy at the Mets game tonight had an older Marlins hat, in teal. haha

  • Sage Confucius | June 1, 2007 at 2:47 am |

    [quote comment=”95641″][quote comment=”95635″]This room is … dare I say … for the birds?

    eep[/quote]

    What’s a cheesehead doing in that room?[/quote]

    I have a cheesehead, and I absolutely hate the Packers. But the cheese is cool.

  • Andrew | June 1, 2007 at 3:33 am |

    Since I know you’d prefer Uni-Watch colours over other team colours (if I was to get one of these, it would be the Canucks), would it be possible to get, say, uni-watch background and English Premiership black or white font? (not the new type, though, the old kind)

  • JeffB | June 1, 2007 at 12:14 pm |

    Thanks Minna, it only took 285 posts for someone to mention it!