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Couldn’t They Have Given the Players Some Sleeves?

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I don’t tend to think much about football in June, but that changed the other day when I got a great note from reader J.R. Gain, who checked in with the following news:

2K Sports is releasing a game to rival Madden, called All-Pro Football. They can’t use any NFL-related images and names, due to the exclusive license to Madden. So they got the licensing rights to some of the great retired and deceased players and made up a fictional league with fictional teams. The uniforms are pretty much XFL-type farecrazy color combos, weird stripe patterns, and silly logos. But is it just me, or does that uni Jerry Rice is wearing look better than nearly anything an NFL team has switched to in the past 15 or so years?”

As I checked out additional pics from the game’s screen-shot gallery, a few things stood out:

• Unfortunate use of dark-on-dark pants and socks, creating the dreaded leotard effect. I like that little band of gray in between the blue and white portions of the sock, however.

• Sadly accurate portrayal of modern truncated shoulder stripes (here’s another view).

• Pretty surprising that they’d have a team called the Indians.

• Can’t tell for sure, but it looks like the officials don’t have a league logo on their caps.

Of course, I’ve never played a sports-centric video game in my life, and I don’t really intend to start now. Still, interesting stuff nonetheless.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Several readers sent me the link to this priceless video clip of Fox Soccer Channel’s Jeremy St. Louis getting confused in a post-match interview because the two teams had traded jerseys. Of course, I didn’t even know there was such a thing as the Fox Soccer Channel, but we’ll worry about that later. … N.C. State is considering legal action against the U. of Nevada over the similarities in their logos (with thanks to Brian Lefresne). … Ricky Ledee has been wearing a Reebok-branded armband — not sure I’ve seen that on an MLB player before. … The Bruins will reveal their new uniforms on June 21st. The team was nice enough to invite me to the unveiling ceremony (“We know your views on hockey uniforms are well read and respected,” read the e-mail I received yesterday), but shlepping up to Boston on my own dime just so I can scarf some free hors d’oeuvres and take some photos that won’t be as good as the ones taken by the professional shutterbugs in attendance isn’t really my idea of a good time. … Jonathon Binet attended the annual banquet of the Metro Washington Auburn Club on Monday night and reports that keynote speaker Tommy Tuberville (the Auburn football coach) mentioned two uni-related items during his remarks: “First, he confirmed that Auburn will wear a commemorative patch this season to honor the 50th anniversary of the 1957 national championship team. And second, he confirmed that Auburn will wear a special uniform for at least one home game this year. However, he made sure to say that it would not be the infamous ‘orange jersey’ that made a one-game appearance in 1978 and spirited Auburn to an upset of Georgia.” … Rugby note from Caleb Borchers, who writes: “I can’t find any pics online, but this last weekend Troy Flavel of the All Blacks came onto the field wearing number 24. This is odd, since a team is only allowed to play 22 players in a match, and uni numbers match position. What happened is that Keith Robinson [No. 18] was scheduled to play instead but got hurt in warm-ups. I guess that they had no jerseys with 18 that fit Flavel.” … 49ers coach Mike Nolan’s quest to wear a suit on the sidelines has inspired a populist movement among the team’s fans, thousands of whom plan to wear business suits to the club’s home opener (with thanks to Todd Krevanchi). … Tremendous interview here with the New York Rangers’ equipment manager. … Maybe it’s just my Wisconsin favoratism showing, but none of the old-timey base ball attire I’ve seen in the past few years has look as good as this. Full details here (as spotted by Uni Watch Milwaukee bureau chief Nicole Haase). … Yesterday I asked about this, which led Karl Anderson to point me here, and Eric Berg to point me here — yikes. I don’t mean to sound old-fashioned, but this kinda makes me nostalgic for the days when tennis players had nicknames like “Jimbo” and “Mac the Knife,” y’know? … Cole Hamels started last night’s Phils/Chisox game wearing the Phillies’ blue-brimmed interleague cap. But as Bryan Redemske notes, he switched to the team’s standard cap midway through the game. … Two years ago reader Matt Sanderson rocked my world by pointing out to me that the Cubs use an embroidered felt appliqué — rather than a simple decal — on their batting helmets. In the course of researching that story, I acquired an actual Cubs helmet from Rawlings, which I then gave to Sanderson as a token of appreciation. And what is he doing with that helmet these days? Plopping it on his daughter’s noggin as she sings the only appropriate song for such headwear.

 

224 comments to Couldn’t They Have Given the Players Some Sleeves?

  • Paul Lukas | June 13, 2007 at 9:55 am |

    Sorry about the initial lack of comment functionality this morning. Somehow the site’s software defaulted to a “Don’t allow comments” setting, and I didn’t realize it until now. Shouldn’t happen again.

  • Sage Confucius | June 13, 2007 at 9:55 am |

    It appears that Ledee is also wearing Reebok gloves as well.

    How cool would it be to send a UniWatch representative to Boston in your stead? Perhaps an auction for some area folks…or at least ones unlike me who could afford both the time off from work and the air fare?

  • DJ | June 13, 2007 at 9:58 am |

    i thought i was going crazy seeing hamels in the normal phils hat because he at least started the game with the blue brimmed interleague hat:

    http://img503.images...

  • Mike | June 13, 2007 at 9:59 am |

    What is going on with Sammy Sosa’s right wrist and left arm?

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

  • The Ol Goaler | June 13, 2007 at 9:59 am |

    Ms. Sanderson should immediately be appointed to sing at Wrigley Field as soon as possible… she’s already than many of the “celebrities” who have attempted to perform during the seventh-inning stretch (Ozzy, I’m looking at you here…)

    Heck, Ms. Sanderson already knows to end the song with Harry Caray’s plea, “Let’s get some runs!”, which he hollered any time the Cubs were trailing going into the bottom of the 7th. (Yes, he used that line frequently; after all, these are the Cubs we’re talking about!) [grin]

  • Joey Guns | June 13, 2007 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment=”101696″]Ms. Sanderson should immediately be appointed to sing at Wrigley Field as soon as possible… she’s already than many of the “celebrities” who have attempted to perform during the seventh-inning stretch (Ozzy, I’m looking at you here…)

    Heck, Ms. Sanderson already knows to end the song with Harry Caray’s plea, “Let’s get some runs!”, which he hollered any time the Cubs were trailing going into the bottom of the 7th. (Yes, he used that line frequently; after all, these are the Cubs we’re talking about!) [grin][/quote]

    She’s way better than Jeff Gordon too!

  • Mike | June 13, 2007 at 10:02 am |

    Also, what did Nakamura do to get himself a three digit jersey (tshirt)?

    http://mpn.cjn.or.jp...

  • The Ol Goaler | June 13, 2007 at 10:03 am |

    [quote comment=”101695″]What is going on with Sammy Sosa’s right wrist and left arm?

    http://news.yahoo.co...
    I Could Be Wrong (TM), but it looks as if Sammy’s wearing “compression sleeves” similar to those worn by Allen Iverson, among others. Dunno why, however…

  • Sage Confucius | June 13, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    Not uni-related, but amusing just the same.

    Billy Donovan Night

  • Robert | June 13, 2007 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”101693″]It appears that Ledee is also wearing Reebok gloves as well.

    How cool would it be to send a UniWatch representative to Boston in your stead? Perhaps an auction for some area folks…or at least ones unlike me who could afford both the time off from work and the air fare?[/quote]

    They are probably Derek Jeter’s gloves and armband.

  • Chance | June 13, 2007 at 10:08 am |

    Ironic that NC State would sue its logo, since NC State “borrowed” Bucky Badger, changing the head and adding a tail to make the Strutting Wolf.

    So now they want to sue Nevada for doing now what they did to Wisconsin a few decades ago? Sheesh….

  • Chris | June 13, 2007 at 10:10 am |

    Being the Cubs fan that I am and with my and I expecting our first child in the fall, I got a little teary eyed watching Ms Sanderson sing. I can only hope my little boy or girl will be able to perform that song so well along with Rocky Top.

  • James P. | June 13, 2007 at 10:11 am |

    You know, seeing those game images, I am reminded of The Replacements, only with real legends and not Keano Reeves. Looks like it is only a PS3 and XBox360 game,so I won’t be playing it unless my wife gives me a PS3.

    In watching the D-backs/Yanks game, I noticed one of the D-back’s jerseys partly open at the top which made the jersy appear to say “D-balcks”.

  • Wade | June 13, 2007 at 10:13 am |

    Shouldn’t that 1957 Auburn patch be only a half of a patch since they split the championship that year with Ohio State?

  • hot rodd | June 13, 2007 at 10:17 am |

    probably should say Fox Soccer Channel. First sentence of the ticker..

  • James P. | June 13, 2007 at 10:19 am |

    [quote comment=”101710″]Shouldn’t that 1957 Auburn patch be only a half of a patch since they split the championship that year with Ohio State?[/quote]

    you mean like how the Cards split the NLCentral in 2001 with the Astros, but yet they say they won it out right?

    teams do this all the time, but I like your half-patch idea!

  • Joe Young | June 13, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment=”101703″][quote comment=”101693″]It appears that Ledee is also wearing Reebok gloves as well.

    How cool would it be to send a UniWatch representative to Boston in your stead? Perhaps an auction for some area folks…or at least ones unlike me who could afford both the time off from work and the air fare?[/quote]

    They are probably Derek Jeter’s gloves and armband.[/quote]

    they can not be Derek Jeter batting gloves and armband. Jeter wears Jordan/nike. As you can see here he is wearing jordan gloves. I have notice this before with his batting gloves. they are almost exactly alike the nike every one else is wearing except that his have jordna on them. Here is link to the normal nike version of the gloves he is wearing in the picture. Aslo the jordan logo is visible on the armband

  • Dwight | June 13, 2007 at 10:27 am |

    For you NASCAR folks.

    With Jr. changing teams next year, how does this affect him with Bud, the number 8 etc? Just curious from a marketing/merchandise perspective. In Houston, I see a LOT of #8 stickers etc (usually on a pick-up) and was just curious.

  • Paul P. | June 13, 2007 at 10:29 am |

    Hey Sage Confucius, if you, or anyone else reading this for that matter, on Friday June 22nd the Bruins are having a draft party at Tequilla rain on Lansdowne Street in the shadow of the green monster. Some players and staff are expected to be there, maybe we could turn this into an impromtu uniwatch party. I hope to be there, and if I get the chance will be asking the guys about the new unis and all.

    Unfortunate logo creep. This has probably been discussed 1000 times here, but look at these nice “tattoo’s”
    http://cache.boston....
    Usually, the views we see of female volleyball is not from the front, and even when it is, usually i’m not paying attenion to things like seen here

  • Kyle from CC | June 13, 2007 at 10:31 am |

    I asked this yesterday but it was kinda late…

    I think this has been said earlier in the season but im not sure.

    What did fausto carmona have on his underbrim last night vs the marlins

  • Jason | June 13, 2007 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”101716″]For you NASCAR folks.

    With Jr. changing teams next year, how does this affect him with Bud, the number 8 etc? Just curious from a marketing/merchandise perspective. In Houston, I see a LOT of #8 stickers etc (usually on a pick-up) and was just curious.[/quote]

    Nothing is certain right now, but he will have a different number, although he may still have Budweiser as his main sponsor. ESPN is saying that he will either be #5 or #25 next year. I think it’s up to Hendrick Racing wether or not he keeps Budweiser.

  • hot rodd | June 13, 2007 at 10:33 am |

    Its up to Budweiser as well, if they want to follow him..

  • chris | June 13, 2007 at 10:33 am |

    I see that video game will also feature horse-collar tackling.

    Also a bit of logo creep from the Flyers in their new promo video. …Flyers fans will recognize him from the jumbo-tron

  • Robert | June 13, 2007 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”101715″][quote comment=”101703″][quote comment=”101693″]It appears that Ledee is also wearing Reebok gloves as well.[/quote]

    They are probably Derek Jeter’s gloves and armband.[/quote]

    they can not be Derek Jeter batting gloves and armband. Jeter wears Jordan/nike. [/quote]

    My reference to Jeter was another ill-fated attempted to be funny. After I clicked on “Say It,” I remembered that it was Ruben Rivera and not Ricky Ledee who stole Jeter’s equipment.

    Dammit, I get my cruddy former Yankees/Rangers outfielders confused sometimes.

  • Dwight | June 13, 2007 at 10:35 am |

    I read the same ESPN article, so do the teams own the numbers? Isn’t that how each driver is identified? I mean Earnhardt was #3, Petty was #43 etc. Just seems dumb to me.

  • Joey Guns | June 13, 2007 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”101716″]For you NASCAR folks.

    With Jr. changing teams next year, how does this affect him with Bud, the number 8 etc? Just curious from a marketing/merchandise perspective. In Houston, I see a LOT of #8 stickers etc (usually on a pick-up) and was just curious.[/quote]

    The #8 stays with DEI, but the Budweiser logo goes with him. I read rumors yesterday that his new number may be either #5 or #25 with Hendrick Motorsports, his new team. Currently there are other drivers in the #5 and #25 cars, but there may be some shifting in the offseason. (Yes, this is also the same team as Jeff Gordon and Jimmy Johnson)

    Ironically, sales of #8 Bud merchandise went up after he said he was leaving, I guess so people can say they owned the merchandise before he jumped ship.

  • Jason | June 13, 2007 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”101720″]I asked this yesterday but it was kinda late…

    I think this has been said earlier in the season but im not sure.

    What did fausto carmona have on his underbrim last night vs the marlins[/quote]

    The rectangle on his left appears to be an authenticity sticker that is on the hat when you buy them new. Not sure what the other one is.

  • Mark in Shiga | June 13, 2007 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”101698″]Also, what did Nakamura do to get himself a three digit jersey (tshirt)?

    http://mpn.cjn.or.jp...

    Mike, Nakamura had a three-digit jersey because he initially signed with the Chunichi Dragons as a “developmental player”. In Japan, there’s no extensive minor league system; each team has the major club and the minor club. These guys, who aren’t permitted to appear in in the first team’s games, have to wear numbers over 100, just like staffers and BP pitchers.

    Most teams gave their developmental draftees — usually only one to five per team — numbers in the 100s or 120s, but the Dragons decided to bump them all the way to the 200s. Nakamura had 205, and I think the highest-numbered guy is 210 or so.

    When one of these guys gets called up to the main team, he has to take a one- or two-digit number, and Nakamura picked 99 (presumably so that he could still feel close to his low-status past).

    I’m waiting for the Japanese teams to start up a new third-level team full of three-digit players!

  • Kerry | June 13, 2007 at 10:37 am |

    Wow, I think that the video game idea by 2K Sports is GENIOUS!!!! Just imagine the teams you can get. Also, even though the screenshots show some fairly un-inspiring unis, the write-up does state that you can create logos and uniforms for your teams…..so there is hope.

    And personally, I think the graphics are phenomenal! Too bad it’s only on the PS3 or xBox 360….I’m still too cheap to shell out that kind of money for either system. :(

  • Robert | June 13, 2007 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment=”101721″][quote comment=”101716″]For you NASCAR folks.

    With Jr. changing teams next year, how does this affect him with Bud, the number 8 etc? Just curious from a marketing/merchandise perspective. In Houston, I see a LOT of #8 stickers etc (usually on a pick-up) and was just curious.[/quote]

    Nothing is certain right now, but he will have a different number, although he may still have Budweiser as his main sponsor. ESPN is saying that he will either be #5 or #25 next year. I think it’s up to Hendrick Racing wether or not he keeps Budweiser.[/quote]

    It is hard to imagine a team passing on the chance to keep a sponsor as prominent, dedicated and wealthy as Budweiser.

    I expect that Hendricks will dump Kyle Busch (too many headaches, despite the talent, and he is rumored to be seeking a release from his contract anyway) and put Junior in the 5 car.

    The merchandise folks have to be drooling over the prospect of millions of fans needing to update their all of their Junior gear to reflect a new number.

  • Joey Guns | June 13, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”101732″][quote comment=”101715″][quote comment=”101703″][quote comment=”101693″]It appears that Ledee is also wearing Reebok gloves as well.[/quote]

    They are probably Derek Jeter’s gloves and armband.[/quote]

    they can not be Derek Jeter batting gloves and armband. Jeter wears Jordan/nike. [/quote]

    My reference to Jeter was another ill-fated attempted to be funny. After I clicked on “Say It,” I remembered that it was Ruben Rivera and not Ricky Ledee who stole Jeter’s equipment.

    Dammit, I get my cruddy former Yankees/Rangers outfielders confused sometimes.[/quote]

    I got your joke……announcers still confuse that as well, because there was a Juan Rivera with the Yankees around that time also. (Last year an announcer goofed, when talking about Juan Rivera of the Angels. Ruben is currently retired.) It was Ruben that stole Jeter’s glove and bat though…. Juan Rivera had the honor of being run over by a golf cart in the Yankees outfield during BP, and having to go on the 15 day DL.

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | June 13, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    I, of course, LOVE Fox Soccer Channel, it is definetly the most watched sports channel in my house. GolTV comes in a close second.

  • Tom C. | June 13, 2007 at 10:43 am |

    Paul,
    Kind of surprised you don’t play sports video games – at least for the chance to design and/or pick your own uni’s.

    95% of the video games I have ever played have been sports.

  • Mike | June 13, 2007 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”101737″][quote comment=”101698″]Also, what did Nakamura do to get himself a three digit jersey (tshirt)?

    http://mpn.cjn.or.jp...

    Mike, Nakamura had a three-digit jersey because he initially signed with the Chunichi Dragons as a “developmental player”. In Japan, there’s no extensive minor league system; each team has the major club and the minor club. These guys, who aren’t permitted to appear in in the first team’s games, have to wear numbers over 100, just like staffers and BP pitchers.

    Most teams gave their developmental draftees — usually only one to five per team — numbers in the 100s or 120s, but the Dragons decided to bump them all the way to the 200s. Nakamura had 205, and I think the highest-numbered guy is 210 or so.

    When one of these guys gets called up to the main team, he has to take a one- or two-digit number, and Nakamura picked 99 (presumably so that he could still feel close to his low-status past).

    I’m waiting for the Japanese teams to start up a new third-level team full of three-digit players![/quote]

    Thanks for the update. I was looking to buy one of those jerseys, but babelfish won’t translate!

  • B Wach$63 | June 13, 2007 at 10:57 am |

    I have a Chelsea premiership jersey that is blank on the back. Anyone know a place where I can send it and have a name and number put on it? Any ideas or recomendations are greatly appreciated.

  • todd krevanchi | June 13, 2007 at 11:03 am |

    even john unitas had the 2 bar facemask, although it was altered to reflect how it would look like with todays construction…

  • Gunnerfan | June 13, 2007 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”101750″]I have a Chelsea premiership jersey that is blank on the back. Anyone know a place where I can send it and have a name and number put on it? Any ideas or recomendations are greatly appreciated.[/quote]

    I know I shouldn’t be helping a chelski fan, but check out The Onionbag (www.onionbag.com), you can mail it to them and they do a great job.

  • Brady | June 13, 2007 at 11:05 am |

    Jamey Carroll of the Rockies also wears a Reebok sweatband.

    And I think Sammy Sosa has both his wrists taped with blue athletic tape, but they just go pretty far up his arm, and his right tape job meets a sweatband. Not positive though.

  • DAWeber | June 13, 2007 at 11:05 am |

    Thanks to Chance for making the NC State/Wisconsin point; As a current UW student this has bugged me for awhile. Anybody have any more info on how this came to be, and given Wisconsin’s current litigiousness regarding the Motion W logo, how NC State continues to get away with it?

  • Kenny | June 13, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”101739″][quote comment=”101721″][quote comment=”101716″]For you NASCAR folks.

    With Jr. changing teams next year, how does this affect him with Bud, the number 8 etc? Just curious from a marketing/merchandise perspective. In Houston, I see a LOT of #8 stickers etc (usually on a pick-up) and was just curious.[/quote]

    Nothing is certain right now, but he will have a different number, although he may still have Budweiser as his main sponsor. ESPN is saying that he will either be #5 or #25 next year. I think it’s up to Hendrick Racing wether or not he keeps Budweiser.[/quote]

    It is hard to imagine a team passing on the chance to keep a sponsor as prominent, dedicated and wealthy as Budweiser.

    I expect that Hendricks will dump Kyle Busch (too many headaches, despite the talent, and he is rumored to be seeking a release from his contract anyway) and put Junior in the 5 car.

    The merchandise folks have to be drooling over the prospect of millions of fans needing to update their all of their Junior gear to reflect a new number.[/quote]

    All the reports on ESPN radio yesterday said he would be driving the #5 car currently driven by Kyle Busch…I was wondering why they would just move someone out of the car they are currently driving to give to a new team member (and now I see this reason why)…I mean Jr. has no ties to the #5 (does he?), so why wouldn’t they give him a unused number

  • Matt from the 'Ville | June 13, 2007 at 11:12 am |

    The Louisville Bats (Reds Triple A club) to wore special Armed forces jerseys yesterday. They will be auction off on thier website for charity purposes.

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | June 13, 2007 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”101752″]I know I shouldn’t be helping a chelski fan, but check out The Onionbag (www.onionbag.com), you can mail it to them and they do a great job.[/quote]

    You’re a better man than me Gunnerfan.

    But yeah the onionbag is worth it for those kinds of needs.

  • Joey Guns | June 13, 2007 at 11:14 am |

    Nice 1973 White Sox Game Used Worn Road Jersey on Ebay (zipper front!)

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

  • hot rodd | June 13, 2007 at 11:14 am |

    it is less expensive to move another driver out that to create another car/pit crew/number etc..
    if he takes #5 then that groundwork is already there, saving the ownership millions

  • Wade | June 13, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”101764″]it is less expensive to move another driver out that to create another car/pit crew/number etc..
    if he takes #5 then that groundwork is already there, saving the ownership millions[/quote]

    Plus, Junior will get the car/owner points for the #5 or #25 car and will not have to race himself into the race every Sunday next season.

  • Joey Guns | June 13, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    The athletic store “The Athlete’s Foot” just changed it’s logo:

    OLD: http://media1.cnbc.c...

    NEW:
    http://media.cnbc.co...

    I don’t like it…..

  • Mike Engle | June 13, 2007 at 11:22 am |

    From the department of uniform cameos: I cannot find a picture of Charles Nagy, #39 for the San Diego Padres (you read that right, for five games after an illustrious 12 year career as #41 for the Fighting Grzegoreks). Can anybody hook me up?

  • Mike Engle | June 13, 2007 at 11:24 am |

    Edit: From the department of uniform cameos: I cannot find a picture of Charles Nagy, #39 for the San Diego Padres (you read that right, for five games after an illustrious 13 year career as #41 for the Fighting Grzegoreks). Can anybody hook me up?

  • Jaclyn | June 13, 2007 at 11:28 am |

    That was nice of the Bruins to invite you to the unveiling of the new jersey. I’d be happy to take your place.

  • todd krevanchi | June 13, 2007 at 11:28 am |

    the teams own the numbers…
    ie, hendrick owns car 24, car 48, car 5, and car 25
    so in essence, imagine HMS owning primer gray cars with those numbers on it… thats what they own…

    the companies then sponsor the drivers in whatever car they drive… they essentially “outfit” the drivers car.

    example…
    dale jarret drove car 88 owned by robert yates racing, he left robert yates to join michael waltrip racing. the sponsor ups followed as well. now jarrett drives car 44 owned by michael waltrip racing. and car 88 stays in the yates stable, and is raced by ricky rudd.

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | June 13, 2007 at 11:31 am |

    Apparently, this guy is just as surprised that he plays for a team called the Indians.

  • Eric Bangeman | June 13, 2007 at 11:34 am |

    Regarding Troy Flavell’s number 24: rugby teams generally keep a couple of extra jerseys on hand for cases when a jersey is bloodied or torn. England generally uses blank jerseys, leading to players taking the field without numbers on occasion, while other countries have extra numbers beyond 22. In the England-South Africa match from a couple of weeks ago, one of the England tight forwards was wearing a blank jersey after his was torn, while South African blindside flanker Juan Smith changed from his #7 (blindsides wear #7 in South Africa instead of #6 like the rest of the world) to #25 after suffering a rather nasty cut on his lip.

  • Kings33 | June 13, 2007 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”101697″][quote comment=”101696″]Ms. Sanderson should immediately be appointed to sing at Wrigley Field as soon as possible… she’s already than many of the “celebrities” who have attempted to perform during the seventh-inning stretch (Ozzy, I’m looking at you here…)

    Heck, Ms. Sanderson already knows to end the song with Harry Caray’s plea, “Let’s get some runs!”, which he hollered any time the Cubs were trailing going into the bottom of the 7th. (Yes, he used that line frequently; after all, these are the Cubs we’re talking about!) [grin][/quote]

    She’s way better than Jeff Gordon too![/quote]

    Nice rendition, but there’s at least one more song that would be just as appropriate

  • Ben Thoma | June 13, 2007 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”101706″]Ironic that NC State would sue its logo, since NC State “borrowed” Bucky Badger, changing the head and adding a tail to make the Strutting Wolf.

    So now they want to sue Nevada for doing now what they did to Wisconsin a few decades ago? Sheesh….[/quote]

    Yeah but at least NC State went ahead and changed it up enough to reflect their own mascot. Nevada simply reflected the NC State mark on a vertical axis to “develop” theirs. Seems like a much more blatant rip off.

    You know it’s bad when you see the Nevada art and actually see NC State. When you look at Buck Badger and NC State’s wolf, you think…hmmm, they must be brothers.

  • susan | June 13, 2007 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”101734″][quote comment=”101716″]For you NASCAR folks.

    With Jr. changing teams next year, how does this affect him with Bud, the number 8 etc? Just curious from a marketing/merchandise perspective. In Houston, I see a LOT of #8 stickers etc (usually on a pick-up) and was just curious.[/quote]

    The #8 stays with DEI, but the Budweiser logo goes with him.

    I read rumors yesterday that his new number may be either #5 or #25 with Hendrick Motorsports, his new team. Currently there are other drivers in the #5 and #25 cars, but there may be some shifting in the offseason. (Yes, this is also the same team as Jeff Gordon and Jimmy Johnson)

    Ironically, sales of #8 Bud merchandise went up after he said he was leaving, I guess so people can say they owned the merchandise before he jumped ship.[/quote]

    The really interesting part of all of this… is that Jr fans HATE Gordon and throw Budweiser cans at Gordon win he wins! Now they will be teamates…

  • susan | June 13, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    I am stunned… the uniform Paul calls crazy color combos is very similar to a women’s tackle team that I was going to post yesterday as quite possibly the UGLIEST unis ever! What is it about Miami that people think those colors go together?

  • Ryan | June 13, 2007 at 12:06 pm |

    I’m doing a report on rituals in sport, and one of my topics is baseball, specifically the age-old ritual of a pat on the buttocks. However, I recall a little while ago there was a picture on this web site of (I believe it was the Twins, but am not sure) two players, where one is taking a nice grab in the others behind. I’d love to use this in a slide show. Can anyone help me find it?

    Thanks!

  • SACook | June 13, 2007 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”101754″]Thanks to Chance for making the NC State/Wisconsin point; As a current UW student this has bugged me for awhile. Anybody have any more info on how this came to be, and given Wisconsin’s current litigiousness regarding the Motion W logo, how NC State continues to get away with it?[/quote]
    There are actually a lot of mascots based on the sweater clad, puffed out chest. Florida in the 80’s and early 90’s had a gator head and tail on the same body, even my high school had a yellow jacket haed and stinger on the same body. It would be interesting to find ot the origin, but i’m sure there are hundreds of variations.

  • Jaye | June 13, 2007 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”101788″]I am stunned… the uniform Paul calls crazy color combos is very similar to a women’s tackle team that I was going to post yesterday as quite possibly the UGLIEST unis ever! What is it about Miami that people think those colors go together?[/quote]

    http://www.orlandose...

    Florida A&M vs. Miami… who is whom?

  • susan | June 13, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”101798″][quote comment=”101788″]I am stunned… the uniform Paul calls crazy color combos is very similar to a women’s tackle team that I was going to post yesterday as quite possibly the UGLIEST unis ever! What is it about Miami that people think those colors go together?[/quote]

    http://www.orlandose...

    Florida A&M vs. Miami… who is whom?[/quote]

    That’s just gross!

  • Stuby | June 13, 2007 at 12:15 pm |

    I love that version of ‘Take me out to the Ballgame’. I sing that to my daughters (ages 5 and 3) before bed every night and they sing along. We even do a Harry Caray ‘Heeeeey’ at the end.

  • Matt B | June 13, 2007 at 12:16 pm |

    FWIW, Wisco no longer uses that version of Bucky, which was retired in 2002. It’s still pretty rich on NCSU’s part…

    I second the greatness of FSC. Perhaps PL knew of it in its previous incarnation: Fox Sports World? I’m certain JSL was aware of the jersey trading tradition, but it is surprising to learn they trade shirts after regular season MLS matches. That seems really silly.

  • Justin | June 13, 2007 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”101782″][quote comment=”101706″]Ironic that NC State would sue its logo, since NC State “borrowed” Bucky Badger, changing the head and adding a tail to make the Strutting Wolf.

    So now they want to sue Nevada for doing now what they did to Wisconsin a few decades ago? Sheesh….[/quote]

    Yeah but at least NC State went ahead and changed it up enough to reflect their own mascot. Nevada simply reflected the NC State mark on a vertical axis to “develop” theirs. Seems like a much more blatant rip off.

    You know it’s bad when you see the Nevada art and actually see NC State. When you look at Buck Badger and NC State’s wolf, you think…hmmm, they must be brothers.[/quote]

    Exactly, there are many logos that look like the wolf and badger, so it would be damn near impossible to prove who had theirs first, not to mention that they infringe on the original.

    Here is the UNC version, I know there are more schools who also have one, but don’t have the time to find them: here

  • susan | June 13, 2007 at 12:17 pm |

    Oh… and this IS absolutely stunning! Especially the guy who is wearing the right socks!

  • Dwight | June 13, 2007 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”101788″]I am stunned… the uniform Paul calls crazy color combos is very similar to a women’s tackle team that I was going to post yesterday as quite possibly the UGLIEST unis ever! What is it about Miami that people think those colors go together?[/quote]

    Is that different than the Dolphins combo?

  • todd krevanchi | June 13, 2007 at 12:21 pm |

    yesterday i posted about 1 armed mlb’er pete gray…
    http://www.coalregio...
    http://www.explorepa...
    http://www.lifeinleg...
    http://www.hollywood...

    today i noticed that crate artist
    ben sakoguchi has already captured him in his own crate art, appropriately called, “single brand”
    http://www.bensakogu...

  • Joe H | June 13, 2007 at 12:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”101763″]Nice 1973 White Sox Game Used Worn Road Jersey on Ebay (zipper front!)

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

    I have one of those! For that price I may have to sell it!!!

  • Andy from KC | June 13, 2007 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”101697″][quote comment=”101696″]Ms. Sanderson should immediately be appointed to sing at Wrigley Field as soon as possible… she’s already than many of the “celebrities” who have attempted to perform during the seventh-inning stretch (Ozzy, I’m looking at you here…)

    Heck, Ms. Sanderson already knows to end the song with Harry Caray’s plea, “Let’s get some runs!”, which he hollered any time the Cubs were trailing going into the bottom of the 7th. (Yes, he used that line frequently; after all, these are the Cubs we’re talking about!) [grin][/quote]

    She’s way better than Jeff Gordon too![/quote]

    And Mike Ditka. (Of course, a dying caribou would have been better than Ditka …)

  • Ferdinand Cesarano | June 13, 2007 at 12:33 pm |

    Why is Unitas wearing no. 18 instead of his correct no. 19?

  • B Wach$63 | June 13, 2007 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”101761″][quote comment=”101752″]I know I shouldn’t be helping a chelski fan, but check out The Onionbag (www.onionbag.com), you can mail it to them and they do a great job.[/quote]

    You’re a better man than me Gunnerfan.

    But yeah the onionbag is worth it for those kinds of needs.[/quote]

    It is a shame that you are Arsenal fans, but thanks for the info.

  • Ryan | June 13, 2007 at 12:37 pm |

    Does anyone have the picture of the ass grab in the MLB that was posted here this year? I think it was a Twins game…

    Paul, if you’re reading, do you have it?

    thanks

  • James P. | June 13, 2007 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”101789″]I’m doing a report on rituals in sport, and one of my topics is baseball, specifically the age-old ritual of a pat on the buttocks. However, I recall a little while ago there was a picture on this web site of (I believe it was the Twins, but am not sure) two players, where one is taking a nice grab in the others behind. I’d love to use this in a slide show. Can anyone help me find it?

    Thanks![/quote]

    I don’t know why the butt slap is done in baseball, but in football it is because the ass is the largest uncovered part of the body. You hit the helmet and it hurts you. You hit the shoulder pads, the player doesn’t feel it. You slap their ass, and they pay attention to you. Very weird…

    What’s worse is that image of the two baseball Cardinal players and one is grabbing the other’s crotch!

  • Eric | June 13, 2007 at 12:38 pm |

    FWIW – the Giants optioned Dan Ortmeier back down to Fresno, and called up Nate Schierholtz in his place. Let’s hope that they can get a Schierholtz a road uni with all it’s proper patches.

  • susan | June 13, 2007 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”101804″][quote comment=”101788″]I am stunned… the uniform Paul calls crazy color combos is very similar to a women’s tackle team that I was going to post yesterday as quite possibly the UGLIEST unis ever! What is it about Miami that people think those colors go together?[/quote]

    Is that different than the Dolphins combo?[/quote]

    All those other uniforms of that color combo at least have white somewhere (besides the lone helmet) to offset the “garrishness”.

  • Michael R. | June 13, 2007 at 12:39 pm |

    From the post 2 days ago:
    I’m sure this is just one example of non-uniform athletics, but to be honest, I couldn’t think of many others. I thought an overview of sports where there are no uniforms at all might make an interesting topic. I’m sure there must be several other examples.

    Which got me thinking about these guys:

    http://www.contra.gr... http://content.answe... http://slam.canoe.ca... http://canoe.ca/Wres...

    The WWF, had some great non uniform clad athletes in its prime. However, I guess its safe to assume that spandex are not standard issue police pants.

  • Jason | June 13, 2007 at 12:42 pm |

    I’ts been anounced that Earnhardt Jr. will replace Kyle Busch next year. So it looks like he will be #5. Budweiser is supposed to make a statement sometime today.

  • Ryan | June 13, 2007 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”101817″][quote comment=”101789″]I’m doing a report on rituals in sport, and one of my topics is baseball, specifically the age-old ritual of a pat on the buttocks. However, I recall a little while ago there was a picture on this web site of (I believe it was the Twins, but am not sure) two players, where one is taking a nice grab in the others behind. I’d love to use this in a slide show. Can anyone help me find it?

    Thanks![/quote]

    I don’t know why the butt slap is done in baseball, but in football it is because the ass is the largest uncovered part of the body. You hit the helmet and it hurts you. You hit the shoulder pads, the player doesn’t feel it. You slap their ass, and they pay attention to you. Very weird…

    What’s worse is that image of the two baseball Cardinal players and one is grabbing the other’s crotch![/quote]

    Got any funny pics?

  • Jeff B | June 13, 2007 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”101808″][quote comment=”101697″][quote comment=”101696″]Ms. Sanderson should immediately be appointed to sing at Wrigley Field as soon as possible… she’s already than many of the “celebrities” who have attempted to perform during the seventh-inning stretch (Ozzy, I’m looking at you here…)

    Heck, Ms. Sanderson already knows to end the song with Harry Caray’s plea, “Let’s get some runs!”, which he hollered any time the Cubs were trailing going into the bottom of the 7th. (Yes, he used that line frequently; after all, these are the Cubs we’re talking about!) [grin][/quote]

    She’s way better than Jeff Gordon too![/quote]

    And Mike Ditka. (Of course, a dying caribou would have been better than Ditka …)[/quote]

    And she knows all the words. Something that couldn’t be said about one Kelly Pickler last night who asked for some ‘popcorn and cracker jacks.’

  • Paul Lukas | June 13, 2007 at 1:02 pm |

    I have a short piece about the Mike Nolan suit controversy appearing on the far-right side of today’s Page 2 index page.

  • williamsc105 | June 13, 2007 at 1:07 pm |

    John Maine, Endy Chavez, and Willie Randolph are all wearing last year’s cap on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week.

  • Mike | June 13, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”101834″]John Maine, Endy Chavez, and Willie Randolph are all wearing last year’s cap on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week.

    [/quote]

    I was at the Nationals-Pirates game last week (at RFK) and from I remember, most, if not all the Pirates photos had them in last years hat.

  • bobwool | June 13, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    My daughter was watching “The Wizard of Oz” the other day, and I thought Paul would appreciate a shot of the hosiery on these guys:
    Lollipop Guild

    (Couldn’t find a better picture online)

  • Ryan | June 13, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”101831″]I have a short piece about the Mike Nolan suit controversy appearing on the far-right side of today’s Page 2 index page.[/quote]

    Do you have the pic of the Twins tush-grab?

  • Big O | June 13, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”101813″]Why is Unitas wearing no. 18 instead of his correct no. 19?[/quote]

    He is 19 look very closly at the sleeve. You can see the seperation in the 9.

  • Joey Guns | June 13, 2007 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”101816″]Does anyone have the picture of the ass grab in the MLB that was posted here this year? I think it was a Twins game…

    Paul, if you’re reading, do you have it?

    thanks[/quote]

    I have it. I think I posted it a few months ago….

    http://cache.deadspi...

  • Joey Guns | June 13, 2007 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”101813″]Why is Unitas wearing no. 18 instead of his correct no. 19?[/quote]

    He is wearing 19:

    http://www.2ksports....

    It’s tough to see in that other pic.

  • Joey Guns | June 13, 2007 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”101813″]Why is Unitas wearing no. 18 instead of his correct no. 19?[/quote]

    He’s 19. Look closely. Also, in the other pic, he is handing off to Payton, and you can clearly see he’s #19.

  • susan | June 13, 2007 at 1:15 pm |

    Wow! I am sure this circus outfit was talked about before my arrival on the Uni Watch scene… awful! At least it isn’t orange and green, though…

  • M | June 13, 2007 at 1:15 pm |

    With all the talk about Summer league baseball yesterday the Alaska league needed more mention. We’re the starting point for Barry Bonds, Tom Seaver, Michael Young, and Jason Giambi. And thats just my hometown team, which has sent like 180 players to the majors. The other teams have quite a few too.

    Plus where else can you watch a game at midnight with no artificial lights.

    Finally, watch this clip of a plane crash at an Alaska league game…we play through anything.

  • Kenny | June 13, 2007 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”101789″]I’m doing a report on rituals in sport, and one of my topics is baseball, specifically the age-old ritual of a pat on the buttocks. However, I recall a little while ago there was a picture on this web site of (I believe it was the Twins, but am not sure) two players, where one is taking a nice grab in the others behind. I’d love to use this in a slide show. Can anyone help me find it?

    Thanks![/quote]

    Make sure don’t include this

  • UW justin | June 13, 2007 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”101813″]Why is Unitas wearing no. 18 instead of his correct no. 19?[/quote]

    Am I missing something? He IS wearing #19 in that first picture.

  • Joey Guns | June 13, 2007 at 1:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”101847″]Wow! I am sure this circus outfit was talked about before my arrival on the Uni Watch scene… awful! At least it isn’t orange and green, though…[/quote]

    It’s just as bad as this one:

    http://espn-att.star...

  • Erich | June 13, 2007 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”101813″]Why is Unitas wearing no. 18 instead of his correct no. 19?[/quote]

    He is wearing no. 19… Look at his arm, you can kind of see it…

  • Joey Guns | June 13, 2007 at 1:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”101851″][quote comment=”101789″]I’m doing a report on rituals in sport, and one of my topics is baseball, specifically the age-old ritual of a pat on the buttocks. However, I recall a little while ago there was a picture on this web site of (I believe it was the Twins, but am not sure) two players, where one is taking a nice grab in the others behind. I’d love to use this in a slide show. Can anyone help me find it?

    Thanks![/quote]

    Make sure don’t include this[/quote]

    or this….

    http://cache.deadspi...

  • Mets Fan in Chicago | June 13, 2007 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”101777″]Apparently, this guy is just as surprised that he plays for a team called the Indians.[/quote]

    I think he’s just surprised at how much he looks like Ray Lewis ;-)

  • GoTerriers | June 13, 2007 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”101847″]Wow! I am sure this circus outfit was talked about before my arrival on the Uni Watch scene… awful! At least it isn’t orange and green, though…[/quote]

    Oh, yeah. We’re all [sarcasm] BIG FANS [/sarcasm] of the mismatched sleeve design.

  • Johnny O | June 13, 2007 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”101821″]I’ts been anounced that Earnhardt Jr. will replace Kyle Busch next year. So it looks like he will be #5. Budweiser is supposed to make a statement sometime today.[/quote]
    From what I read on espn.com a few days ago, I thought I read that Jr. will change sponsorships to Visa. Now, I am anything but a NASCAR fan, and I could have been reading it wrong, but that is what I thought I heard/read.

  • Joey Guns | June 13, 2007 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”101858″][quote comment=”101821″]I’ts been anounced that Earnhardt Jr. will replace Kyle Busch next year. So it looks like he will be #5. Budweiser is supposed to make a statement sometime today.[/quote]
    From what I read on espn.com a few days ago, I thought I read that Jr. will change sponsorships to Visa. Now, I am anything but a NASCAR fan, and I could have been reading it wrong, but that is what I thought I heard/read.[/quote]

    That would be very dumb for Bud to drop him. I mean, think about it, half of his fans probably don’t even have good enough credit for a Visa card, but they will always have $5 for a 6-pack of Bud!

  • Tony | June 13, 2007 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”101813″]Why is Unitas wearing no. 18 instead of his correct no. 19?[/quote]

    Look closely at the sleeve in the video game grab. I’m pretty sure that he has the correct #19.

  • susan | June 13, 2007 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”101853″][quote comment=”101847″]Wow! I am sure this circus outfit was talked about before my arrival on the Uni Watch scene… awful! At least it isn’t orange and green, though…[/quote]

    It’s just as bad as this one:

    http://espn-att.star...
    That just makes no sense at all to have one sleeve a different color. Ugh…Forgot about Va Tech’s color combo!

  • ARD | June 13, 2007 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”101821″]I’ts been anounced that Earnhardt Jr. will replace Kyle Busch next year. So it looks like he will be #5. Budweiser is supposed to make a statement sometime today.[/quote]
    during the press conference today the number and sponsorship was heavily discussed. jr mentioned that hendrick has agreed to let him take part in the design and color scheme of the car and number. this makes it sound as if kellog’s is out as the sponsor of the #5 car. he did say he wanted it to be “cool”. while he will likely end up in the #5, there was mention of trying to buy the #8 from dei. one reason that many think that budweiser will go to hendrick is because, as an alcohol, they cannot use other professional atheletes for marketing. it has been mentioned that they money they have invested in jr. is second only to the super bowl. also, hendrick has a past with bud as they sponsored teh #25 many years ago. regardless, a decision will likely be made soon because merchandising (sp?) companies need info by the end of june/july in order to have materials ready by daytona in feb.

  • ARD | June 13, 2007 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”101858″][quote comment=”101821″]I’ts been anounced that Earnhardt Jr. will replace Kyle Busch next year. So it looks like he will be #5. Budweiser is supposed to make a statement sometime today.[/quote]
    From what I read on espn.com a few days ago, I thought I read that Jr. will change sponsorships to Visa. Now, I am anything but a NASCAR fan, and I could have been reading it wrong, but that is what I thought I heard/read.[/quote]
    many think that if bud goes, visa would try to step in. regardless, some company stands to make a lot of money with all new gear

  • susan | June 13, 2007 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”101862″][quote comment=”101858″][quote comment=”101821″]I’ts been anounced that Earnhardt Jr. will replace Kyle Busch next year. So it looks like he will be #5. Budweiser is supposed to make a statement sometime today.[/quote]
    From what I read on espn.com a few days ago, I thought I read that Jr. will change sponsorships to Visa. Now, I am anything but a NASCAR fan, and I could have been reading it wrong, but that is what I thought I heard/read.[/quote]

    That would be very dumb for Bud to drop him.

    I mean, think about it, half of his fans probably don’t even have good enough credit for a Visa card, but they will always have $5 for a 6-pack of Bud![/quote]

    Bud will not drop Jr… are you kidding? They will follow him wherever he goes. Too bad all those 8 tatoos weren’t 5s and he was moving to eight!

  • Kenny | June 13, 2007 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”101862″][quote comment=”101858″][quote comment=”101821″]I’ts been anounced that Earnhardt Jr. will replace Kyle Busch next year. So it looks like he will be #5. Budweiser is supposed to make a statement sometime today.[/quote]
    From what I read on espn.com a few days ago, I thought I read that Jr. will change sponsorships to Visa. Now, I am anything but a NASCAR fan, and I could have been reading it wrong, but that is what I thought I heard/read.[/quote]

    That would be very dumb for Bud to drop him.

    I mean, think about it, half of his fans probably don’t even have good enough credit for a Visa card, but they will always have $5 for a 6-pack of Bud![/quote]

    now you’re just stereptyping ;)

  • Brian K. | June 13, 2007 at 1:46 pm |

    i like this game idea

  • susan | June 13, 2007 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”101870″][quote comment=”101862″][quote comment=”101858″][quote comment=”101821″]I’ts been anounced that Earnhardt Jr. will replace Kyle Busch next year. So it looks like he will be #5. Budweiser is supposed to make a statement sometime today.[/quote]
    From what I read on espn.com a few days ago, I thought I read that Jr. will change sponsorships to Visa. Now, I am anything but a NASCAR fan, and I could have been reading it wrong, but that is what I thought I heard/read.[/quote]

    That would be very dumb for Bud to drop him.

    I mean, think about it, half of his fans probably don’t even have good enough credit for a Visa card, but they will always have $5 for a 6-pack of Bud![/quote]

    now you’re just stereptyping ;)[/quote]

    He says as she thinks of the hairy backed ass crack she sits behind at TMS!

  • Joey Guns | June 13, 2007 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”101872″][quote comment=”101870″][quote comment=”101862″][quote comment=”101858″][quote comment=”101821″]I’ts been anounced that Earnhardt Jr. will replace Kyle Busch next year. So it looks like he will be #5. Budweiser is supposed to make a statement sometime today.[/quote]
    From what I read on espn.com a few days ago, I thought I read that Jr. will change sponsorships to Visa. Now, I am anything but a NASCAR fan, and I could have been reading it wrong, but that is what I thought I heard/read.[/quote]

    That would be very dumb for Bud to drop him.

    I mean, think about it, half of his fans probably don’t even have good enough credit for a Visa card, but they will always have $5 for a 6-pack of Bud![/quote]

    now you’re just stereptyping ;)[/quote]

    He says as she thinks of the hairy backed ass crack she sits behind at TMS![/quote]

    This?

    http://www.iflipflop...

  • susan | June 13, 2007 at 1:54 pm |

    Hey! What are the odds? Two #99 posts in a week!

  • Dwight | June 13, 2007 at 1:59 pm |

    Hosiery perfection! Albeit, upsidedown.

  • Dwight | June 13, 2007 at 1:59 pm |

  • Dwight | June 13, 2007 at 2:00 pm |

    Try, try again.

    http://www.prosports...||||||1|||3_1:6_1:2_1|1|6|12||1_739

  • Elena E | June 13, 2007 at 2:02 pm |

    “you mean like how the Cards split the NLCentral in 2001 with the Astros, but yet they say they won it out right?”
    The Cardinals called themselves “co-champions”, which they were. Astros objected to even that and thought they should have been called THE NL Central champions even with a tie record.
    The wild-card designation for StL was decided by a non-game tie-breaker.

  • Mark in Shiga | June 13, 2007 at 2:04 pm |

    Ferdinand, I think Johnny U. is indeed number 19; look at the sleeve and you can see the small break in the loop on the left side of the “9”. Not a well-designed font, though.

    James P.,as for the infamous Cardinals photo, check any Cubs forum when the Cardinals are ahead of the Cubs. Right now the Cubs are up by one percentage point, so you might not see it, but if the Cards get a big lead, embattled Cubs fans might have to bring out whatever insults they can!

    Mike, the #205 Nakamura jersey is only Y2100 (about $17.00). Japanese baseball goods aren’t nearly as gouge-oriented as MLB’s — even though seemingly everything else in the country is insanely expensive!

  • Robert | June 13, 2007 at 2:06 pm |

    DEI does not own the 8. NASCAR owns the numbers and can assign them as it pleases, though it generally shows great deference to the team owners with regard to them keeping numbers that they have had in the past.

    That said, it would make sense for NASCAR to try to work with DEI and Hendrick to move the 8 to Hendrick’s team and compensate DEI in some way.

  • Mark Mihalik | June 13, 2007 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”101753″]Jamey Carroll of the Rockies also wears a Reebok sweatband.
    [/quote]

    Doug Mirabelli also wears a Reebok armband (you can barely make it out here, which has the Reebok logo and his number embroidered on it) in addition to Reebok cleats, catcher’s gear, and his non-Wakefield catching mitt (he still wears a Mizuno softball catcher’s mitt for catching Wakefield).

  • Big O | June 13, 2007 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”101886″]DEI does not own the 8. NASCAR owns the numbers and can assign them as it pleases, though it generally shows great deference to the team owners with regard to them keeping numbers that they have had in the past.

    That said, it would make sense for NASCAR to try to work with DEI and Hendrick to move the 8 to Hendrick’s team and compensate DEI in some way.[/quote]

    The team owners pay nascar to use the numbers. RCR still pays NASCAR to keep the number 3 so that another doesn’t try and use it.

  • Christopher | June 13, 2007 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”101886″]DEI does not own the 8. NASCAR owns the numbers and can assign them as it pleases, though it generally shows great deference to the team owners with regard to them keeping numbers that they have had in the past.

    That said, it would make sense for NASCAR to try to work with DEI and Hendrick to move the 8 to Hendrick’s team and compensate DEI in some way.[/quote]

    Their only concern is with merchandising. You can look at it two ways:

    1. Dale keeps 8 so all the fans that purchased millions of dollars in 8 stuff aren’t pissed.

    2. Use this as an opportunity to “force” everyone to re-purchase all their memorabillia in a new number/logo.

    I’d bet some of the marketing guys and gals at NASCAR would actually consider #2…

  • Christopher | June 13, 2007 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”101884″]”you mean like how the Cards split the NLCentral in 2001 with the Astros, but yet they say they won it out right?”
    The Cardinals called themselves “co-champions”, which they were. Astros objected to even that and thought they should have been called THE NL Central champions even with a tie record.
    The wild-card designation for StL was decided by a non-game tie-breaker.[/quote]

    I still get a kick out of teams using the term “Wild Card Champions”.

    Huh?!

    That’s not what “champion” means…

    ;)

  • Jonathon | June 13, 2007 at 2:27 pm |

    Auburn’s 1957 unis:

    http://www.helmethut...

    Ohio State’s 1957 look:

    http://www.helmethut...

    Auburn (10-0) won the AP national championship; Ohio St. (9-1) won the UP.

    Maybe Ohio State will wear a patch, too. To celebrate 1 year since their ass-whipping in the BCS title game.

  • Dane | June 13, 2007 at 2:28 pm |

    Somehow, I think the Anheiser Busch Brewing company will do just fine, regardless of whether Dale Jr. is a spokesman for Budweiser or not.

    I’m sure Wrangler Jeans were heartbroken when Dale Sr. stopped driving a car with their logo, however.

  • Jonathon | June 13, 2007 at 2:33 pm |

    There have been split national champions in college football 35 times since 1927. That would be a lot of half patches. A title is a title.

  • Stan (thetook) | June 13, 2007 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”101752″][quote comment=”101750″]I have a Chelsea premiership jersey that is blank on the back. Anyone know a place where I can send it and have a name and number put on it? Any ideas or recomendations are greatly appreciated.[/quote]

    I know I shouldn’t be helping a chelski fan, but check out The Onionbag (www.onionbag.com), you can mail it to them and they do a great job.[/quote]

    traitor. i am a spurs fan and i wouldn’t help that scum.

  • Dan | June 13, 2007 at 2:40 pm |

    With those Florida mis-matched sleeves. The guy on the right is wearing the sleeves designated for the uniform. Still bad, but not as bad as not wearing any sleeves at all underneath the jersey. The concept is then lost.

  • Stan (thetook) | June 13, 2007 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”101853″][quote comment=”101847″]Wow! I am sure this circus outfit was talked about before my arrival on the Uni Watch scene… awful! At least it isn’t orange and green, though…[/quote]

    It’s just as bad as this one:

    http://espn-att.star...

    i love the 2 diffrent sleeves. the jersey is good but those sleeves. BIGGGG mistake.

  • Stan (thetook) | June 13, 2007 at 2:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”101813″]Why is Unitas wearing no. 18 instead of his correct no. 19?[/quote]

    if you look close enough… its a 19. the space is really small.

  • Chance | June 13, 2007 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”101802″][quote comment=”101782″][quote comment=”101706″]Ironic that NC State would sue its logo, since NC State “borrowed” Bucky Badger, changing the head and adding a tail to make the Strutting Wolf.

    So now they want to sue Nevada for doing now what they did to Wisconsin a few decades ago? Sheesh….[/quote]

    Yeah but at least NC State went ahead and changed it up enough to reflect their own mascot. Nevada simply reflected the NC State mark on a vertical axis to “develop” theirs. Seems like a much more blatant rip off.

    You know it’s bad when you see the Nevada art and actually see NC State. When you look at Buck Badger and NC State’s wolf, you think…hmmm, they must be brothers.[/quote]

    Exactly, there are many logos that look like the wolf and badger, so it would be damn near impossible to prove who had theirs first, not to mention that they infringe on the original.
    [/quote]

    Well, UW started using theirs in the 1970s, so we know who came first.

    And simply overlaying the two will prove the similarities….

  • Jason | June 13, 2007 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”101900″]Auburn’s 1957 unis:

    http://www.helmethut...

    Ohio State’s 1957 look:

    http://www.helmethut...

    Auburn (10-0) won the AP national championship; Ohio St. (9-1) won the UP.

    Maybe Ohio State will wear a patch, too. To celebrate 1 year since their ass-whipping in the BCS title game.[/quote]

    How was this decided as split? Ohio St. lost and Auburn didn’t. What was the UP smoking? Sounds like a Big 10 bias to me.

  • Chance | June 13, 2007 at 2:49 pm |

    Sorry, that should be UW started using Bucky Badger in 1940, and NC State started using theirs in the 1970s.

    So in this case, there’s no question as to which one came first.

    I don’t have a problem with it, except when NC State sues another school for doing exactly what they did.

  • susan | June 13, 2007 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”101896″][quote comment=”101886″]DEI does not own the 8. NASCAR owns the numbers and can assign them as it pleases, though it generally shows great deference to the team owners with regard to them keeping numbers that they have had in the past.

    That said, it would make sense for NASCAR to try to work with DEI and Hendrick to move the 8 to Hendrick’s team and compensate DEI in some way.[/quote]

    Their only concern is with merchandising. You can look at it two ways:

    1. Dale keeps 8 so all the fans that purchased millions of dollars in 8 stuff aren’t pissed.

    2. Use this as an opportunity to “force” everyone to re-purchase all their memorabillia in a new number/logo.

    I’d bet some of the marketing guys and gals at NASCAR would actually consider #2…[/quote]

    That’s just wrong…

  • susan | June 13, 2007 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”101920″][quote comment=”101896″][quote comment=”101886″]DEI does not own the 8. NASCAR owns the numbers and can assign them as it pleases, though it generally shows great deference to the team owners with regard to them keeping numbers that they have had in the past.

    That said, it would make sense for NASCAR to try to work with DEI and Hendrick to move the 8 to Hendrick’s team and compensate DEI in some way.[/quote]

    Their only concern is with merchandising. You can look at it two ways:

    1. Dale keeps 8 so all the fans that purchased millions of dollars in 8 stuff aren’t pissed.

    2. Use this as an opportunity to “force” everyone to re-purchase all their memorabillia in a new number/logo.

    I’d bet some of the marketing guys and gals at NASCAR would actually consider #2…[/quote]

    That’s just wrong…[/quote]

    I thought you meant #2 Miller Lite… sorry.

  • Robert | June 13, 2007 at 2:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”101914″][quote comment=”101900″]Auburn’s 1957 unis:

    http://www.helmethut...

    Ohio State’s 1957 look:

    http://www.helmethut...

    In the old days, UPI voted for its national champion before the bowl games. This is how Texas “won” a national title in 1970, despite losing its bowl game.
    Auburn (10-0) won the AP national championship; Ohio St. (9-1) won the UP.

    Maybe Ohio State will wear a patch, too. To celebrate 1 year since their ass-whipping in the BCS title game.[/quote]

    How was this decided as split? Ohio St. lost and Auburn didn’t. What was the UP smoking? Sounds like a Big 10 bias to me.[/quote]

  • Robert | June 13, 2007 at 2:54 pm |

    I’m not sure what just happened with post 123. I typed the following:

    In the old days, UPI voted its national champion before the bowl games. That is how Texas “won” a national title in 1970, despite losing its bowl game.

  • J | June 13, 2007 at 2:59 pm |

    According to my research (watching each inning on mlb.tv) cole hamels was wearing the correct hat for the whole game, unless I missed something

  • susan | June 13, 2007 at 3:03 pm |

    If Busch were to go to DEI, they could even trade numbers (with some kind of additional incentive)… doubt DEI wants Busch, though.

  • todd krevanchi | June 13, 2007 at 3:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”101927″]If Busch were to go to DEI, they could even trade numbers (with some kind of additional incentive)… doubt DEI wants Busch, though.[/quote]

    wouldnt it be something if anheuser busch sponsored kurt or kyle?

  • Brett | June 13, 2007 at 3:11 pm |

    Totally off topic for today, but recalling a few months ago now, “indoor baseball” was brought up. I do not think anyone posted this, searched around the archives a little bit for it.

    It is a link to Spalding baseball guides to Indoor baseball from about 1903 – 1926, and regular baseball guides from 1889 – 1939 (most years missing)

    Here.

  • Joey Guns | June 13, 2007 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”101933″][quote comment=”101927″]If Busch were to go to DEI, they could even trade numbers (with some kind of additional incentive)… doubt DEI wants Busch, though.[/quote]

    wouldnt it be something if anheuser busch sponsored kurt or kyle?[/quote]

    That reminds me of LaRoche College (never heard of it) that just sponsored Adam LaRoche (who would want this) bobble head doll day in Pittsburgh.

  • Matt from the 'Ville | June 13, 2007 at 3:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”101862″][quote comment=”101858″][quote comment=”101821″]I’ts been anounced that Earnhardt Jr. will replace Kyle Busch next year. So it looks like he will be #5. Budweiser is supposed to make a statement sometime today.[/quote]
    From what I read on espn.com a few days ago, I thought I read that Jr. will change sponsorships to Visa. Now, I am anything but a NASCAR fan, and I could have been reading it wrong, but that is what I thought I heard/read.[/quote]

    That would be very dumb for Bud to drop him.

    I mean, think about it, half of his fans probably don’t even have good enough credit for a Visa card, but they will always have $5 for a 6-pack of Bud![/quote]

    Let’s not get into that agruement. There is no need for crap like this on a Uniwatch. Keep these kind of opinions and jabs to your self.

  • Broker75 | June 13, 2007 at 3:26 pm |

    Cool number font on this college baseball team.

  • Stuby | June 13, 2007 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”101938″][quote comment=”101933″][quote comment=”101927″]If Busch were to go to DEI, they could even trade numbers (with some kind of additional incentive)… doubt DEI wants Busch, though.[/quote]

    wouldnt it be something if anheuser busch sponsored kurt or kyle?[/quote]

    That reminds me of LaRoche College (never heard of it) that just sponsored Adam LaRoche (who would want this) bobble head doll day in Pittsburgh.[/quote]
    I would want it because it would be cool to have a bobble-head with a uni-brow.

  • Broker75 | June 13, 2007 at 3:32 pm |

    What the hell does it say on his jersey..Eaters??

  • todd krevanchi | June 13, 2007 at 3:34 pm |

    i am a fan of nascar which is to say that if a race is on, i might watch it, or i might watch a sunday csi marathon.

    i’ll watch the highlights, and i go to the 2nd pocono race every year.

    nascar fans get a bum wrap because non fans think everyone who knows anything about nascar is automatically this crazy, hick, redneck, well, you guys know the stereotype.

    not the case, in fact those with this opinion would be surprised who are fans of nascar.

    reminds me of a story dick butkus told once. he was speaking to a doctor.

    dr to butkus: you know, im never gonna let my son play football.
    butkus: why?
    dr: cuz whenever i watch them on sundays they are these barbaric, crazy, play with your hair on fire, “im gonna bash your head in” kinda guys.
    butkus: you know, im never gonna let my son be a dr.
    dr: why?
    butkus: cuz whenever i watch them on soap operas they backstab, cheat on their wives and sleep around.

    talk about defining an entire group based on few.

  • Terri | June 13, 2007 at 3:36 pm |

    I guess theyre the Anteaters-

  • Broker75 | June 13, 2007 at 3:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”101954″]I guess theyre the Anteaters- [/quote]

    ahh, the Ard-Vargs..Snuffalupagus

  • Jaye | June 13, 2007 at 3:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”101949″]What the hell does it say on his jersey..Eaters??[/quote]

    Anteaters

  • Joey Guns | June 13, 2007 at 3:39 pm |

    Not sure if this was mentioned during last week’s tattoo discussion, but the rapper The Game has a fairly new Los Angeles Dodgers logo tattooed on his right cheek. (It wasn’t in some pictures of him)

    http://www.chronicle...

    http://imgsrv.1010wi...

    http://img301.images...

    He was in court today for impersonating an officer……

    The Game, sporting a tear drop tattoo under his left eye, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ “LA” logo tattooed on his right cheek, and more elaborate tattoo art on his right neck, was recognized as he left through the courthouse lobby. He refused to sign autographs and left in a black Cadillac Escalade SUV.

  • Jaye | June 13, 2007 at 3:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”101957″][quote comment=”101949″]What the hell does it say on his jersey..Eaters??[/quote]

    Anteaters[/quote]

    hahahaha.. and the winner is….

  • Mr. Met | June 13, 2007 at 3:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”101867″][quote comment=”101821″]I’ts been anounced that Earnhardt Jr. will replace Kyle Busch next year. So it looks like he will be #5. Budweiser is supposed to make a statement sometime today.[/quote]
    during the press conference today the number and sponsorship was heavily discussed. jr mentioned that hendrick has agreed to let him take part in the design and color scheme of the car and number. this makes it sound as if kellog’s is out as the sponsor of the #5 car. he did say he wanted it to be “cool”. while he will likely end up in the #5, there was mention of trying to buy the #8 from dei. one reason that many think that budweiser will go to hendrick is because, as an alcohol, they cannot use other professional atheletes for marketing. it has been mentioned that they money they have invested in jr. is second only to the super bowl. also, hendrick has a past with bud as they sponsored teh #25 many years ago. regardless, a decision will likely be made soon because merchandising (sp?) companies need info by the end of june/july in order to have materials ready by daytona in feb.[/quote]

    How about Casey Mears taking the #5 and putting Jr. in the #25 with the Bud sponsorship?

    And as a Jeff Gordon fan myself, it’s great to see all the Jr. fans’ nightmares coming true as their beloved driver joins the “Evil Empire” of Hendrick Motorsports.

    Honestly, this reminds me so much of when prime free agents started coming to the Yankees after they won their four titles in the 1990’s. After all, Jr.’s whole thing is that he “wants to win now”, and no team offers him a better chance at that than Hendrick (4-time champ Gordon and reigning champ Johnson).

  • Broker75 | June 13, 2007 at 3:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”101959″][quote comment=”101957″][quote comment=”101949″]What the hell does it say on his jersey..Eaters??[/quote]

    Anteaters[/quote]

    hahahaha.. and the winner is….[/quote]
    Here is your winner

  • Jaye | June 13, 2007 at 3:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”101961″][quote comment=”101959″][quote comment=”101957″][quote comment=”101949″]What the hell does it say on his jersey..Eaters??[/quote]

    Anteaters[/quote]

    hahahaha.. and the winner is….[/quote]
    Here is your winner[/quote]

    As a kid, he remindmed me of this guy http://love-eeyore.s...

  • Jaye | June 13, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

    that was meant to be eeyor… guess i’d better get back to work.

  • susan | June 13, 2007 at 3:49 pm |

    Wow! Banana slugs and anteaters!

  • Terri | June 13, 2007 at 3:51 pm |

    I always thought the boiling spring bubblers had the worst mascot…i guess i was wrong (BUT- at least the anteaters aren’t purple)

  • Joey Guns | June 13, 2007 at 3:53 pm |

    CNNsi.com comes through big…..

    Cheerleading outfits, then and now:

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Mr. Met | June 13, 2007 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”101952″]i am a fan of nascar which is to say that if a race is on, i might watch it, or i might watch a sunday csi marathon.

    i’ll watch the highlights, and i go to the 2nd pocono race every year.

    nascar fans get a bum wrap because non fans think everyone who knows anything about nascar is automatically this crazy, hick, redneck, well, you guys know the stereotype.

    not the case, in fact those with this opinion would be surprised who are fans of nascar.

    reminds me of a story dick butkus told once. he was speaking to a doctor.

    dr to butkus: you know, im never gonna let my son play football.
    butkus: why?
    dr: cuz whenever i watch them on sundays they are these barbaric, crazy, play with your hair on fire, “im gonna bash your head in” kinda guys.
    butkus: you know, im never gonna let my son be a dr.
    dr: why?
    butkus: cuz whenever i watch them on soap operas they backstab, cheat on their wives and sleep around.

    talk about defining an entire group based on few.[/quote]

    I’m a HUGE Nascar fan, which means that every Saturday and Sunday I am parked in front of the TV for 6-7 hours, usually PIP-ing the race with a Mets game.

    Being a non-Caucasian white-collar guy from New York, complete with a New Yawk accent, I would probably be the LAST person you would think was a Nascar fan. But I am. And believe me, I hear it ALL THE TIME, including from my own family, about being into that “white-trash sport”, as they so lovingly refer to it.

    My wife is quickly getting into it, though, and my 4-year old is TOTALLY into it, so there’s hope yet……

  • susan | June 13, 2007 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”101968″]I always thought the boiling spring bubblers had the worst mascot…i guess i was wrong (BUT- at least the anteaters aren’t purple)[/quote]

    That is so lame (mascots should really be able to breathe) I don’t even think they have a logo…

  • Broker75 | June 13, 2007 at 4:01 pm |

    I love the fact that this photo was taken nearly 10 years ago and you can still tell who the Browns are.

  • Mr. Met | June 13, 2007 at 4:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”101975″]I love the fact that this photo was taken nearly 10 years ago and you can still tell who the Browns are.[/quote]

    More like 20 years ago.

  • Dwight | June 13, 2007 at 4:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”101975″]I love the fact that this photo was taken nearly 10 years ago and you can still tell who the Browns are.[/quote]

    Hell, 20 years!

  • Mr. Met | June 13, 2007 at 4:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”101952″]reminds me of a story dick butkus told once. he was speaking to a doctor.

    dr to butkus: you know, im never gonna let my son play football.
    butkus: why?
    dr: cuz whenever i watch them on sundays they are these barbaric, crazy, play with your hair on fire, “im gonna bash your head in” kinda guys.
    butkus: you know, im never gonna let my son be a dr.
    dr: why?
    butkus: cuz whenever i watch them on soap operas they backstab, cheat on their wives and sleep around.

    talk about defining an entire group based on few.[/quote]

    If he were to tell that story today, it would be more like, I’m never gonna let my son play football because when his playing days are over, and his body is broken beyond repair, the union will just kick him to the curb and ignore his plight……

  • Terri | June 13, 2007 at 4:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”101973″][quote comment=”101968″]I always thought the boiling spring bubblers had the worst mascot…i guess i was wrong (BUT- at least the anteaters aren’t purple)[/quote]

    That is so lame (mascots should really be able to breathe) I don’t even think they have a logo…[/quote]

    I don’t think they do, but I have some of their t-shirts (they were the high school in one of the towns next to mine), and the shirts all have bubbles on them. They actually tried to make fun of my school’s mascot, the bison (called the thundering herd). Granted, it’s not the greatest mascot ever, but it’s leagues ahead of the Bubblers.

  • susan | June 13, 2007 at 4:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”101985″][quote comment=”101973″][quote comment=”101968″]I always thought the boiling spring bubblers had the worst mascot…i guess i was wrong (BUT- at least the anteaters aren’t purple)[/quote]

    That is so lame (mascots should really be able to breathe) I don’t even think they have a logo…[/quote]

    I don’t think they do, but I have some of their t-shirts (they were the high school in one of the towns next to mine), and the shirts all have bubbles on them. They actually tried to make fun of my school’s mascot, the bison (called the thundering herd). Granted, it’s not the greatest mascot ever, but it’s leagues ahead of the Bubblers.[/quote]

    While there is no mascot value… I do have to admire their originality.

  • Terri | June 13, 2007 at 4:17 pm |

    Yeah, except who goes “you know, our town has springs that create bubbles- what a perfect mascot!”?

  • jesse | June 13, 2007 at 4:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”101915″]Sorry, that should be UW started using Bucky Badger in 1940, and NC State started using theirs in the 1970s.

    So in this case, there’s no question as to which one came first.

    I don’t have a problem with it, except when NC State sues another school for doing exactly what they did.[/quote]

    Obviously, a Badger and a Wolf are not the same animal. Since you cannot trademark either walking, or wearing a sweater, or a stupid looking hat it does not matter which came first in time because [1] they are different and [2] no reasonable person could confuse the two marks and think that the NC State on somehow represented Wisconsin

  • Broker75 | June 13, 2007 at 4:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”101978″][quote comment=”101975″]I love the fact that this photo was taken nearly 10 years ago and you can still tell who the Browns are.[/quote]

    More like 20 years ago.[/quote]
    holy crap, it is 20 years, yikes, and my career is based on numbers..

  • Jason | June 13, 2007 at 4:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”101969″]CNNsi.com comes through big…..

    Cheerleading outfits, then and now:

    http://sportsillustr...

    I’ve always loved those USC sweaters the cheerleaders wear. Just goes to show you don’t have to show skin to be sexy.

  • susan | June 13, 2007 at 4:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”101987″]Yeah, except who goes “you know, our town has springs that create bubbles- what a perfect mascot!”?[/quote]

    Well, apparently Bubblers can “puncture“!

  • jesse | June 13, 2007 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”101990″][quote comment=”101969″]CNNsi.com comes through big…..

    Cheerleading outfits, then and now:

    http://sportsillustr...

    I’ve always loved those USC sweaters the cheerleaders wear. Just goes to show you don’t have to show skin to be sexy.[/quote]

    You are right, all it really takes to be sexy is a dozen or so 19 year old super model types in skin tight white sweaters and short skirts.

  • susan | June 13, 2007 at 4:30 pm |

    I did happen to notice the complete lack of ANY mention of “Bubblers” on the boy’s unis!

  • Broker75 | June 13, 2007 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”101992″][quote comment=”101990″][quote comment=”101969″]CNNsi.com comes through big…..

    Cheerleading outfits, then and now:

    http://sportsillustr...

    I’ve always loved those USC sweaters the cheerleaders wear. Just goes to show you don’t have to show skin to be sexy.[/quote]

    You are right, all it really takes to be sexy is a dozen or so 19 year old super model types in skin tight white sweaters and short skirts.[/quote]
    does this count?

  • jesse | June 13, 2007 at 4:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”101995″][quote comment=”101992″][quote comment=”101990″][quote comment=”101969″]CNNsi.com comes through big…..

    Cheerleading outfits, then and now:

    http://sportsillustr...

    I’ve always loved those USC sweaters the cheerleaders wear. Just goes to show you don’t have to show skin to be sexy.[/quote]

    You are right, all it really takes to be sexy is a dozen or so 19 year old super model types in skin tight white sweaters and short skirts.[/quote]
    does this count?[/quote]

    You know what, I don’t think Maria makes the USC cheer squad. She is a litte too….well you know.

  • Broker75 | June 13, 2007 at 4:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”101996″][quote comment=”101995″][quote comment=”101992″][quote comment=”101990″][quote comment=”101969″]CNNsi.com comes through big…..

    Cheerleading outfits, then and now:

    http://sportsillustr...

    I’ve always loved those USC sweaters the cheerleaders wear. Just goes to show you don’t have to show skin to be sexy.[/quote]

    You are right, all it really takes to be sexy is a dozen or so 19 year old super model types in skin tight white sweaters and short skirts.[/quote]
    does this count?[/quote]

    You know what, I don’t think Maria makes the USC cheer squad. She is a litte too….well you know.[/quote]
    smart?

  • jesse | June 13, 2007 at 4:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”101998″][quote comment=”101996″][quote comment=”101995″][quote comment=”101992″][quote comment=”101990″][quote comment=”101969″]CNNsi.com comes through big…..

    Cheerleading outfits, then and now:

    http://sportsillustr...

    I’ve always loved those USC sweaters the cheerleaders wear. Just goes to show you don’t have to show skin to be sexy.[/quote]

    You are right, all it really takes to be sexy is a dozen or so 19 year old super model types in skin tight white sweaters and short skirts.[/quote]
    does this count?[/quote]

    You know what, I don’t think Maria makes the USC cheer squad. She is a litte too….well you know.[/quote]
    smart?[/quote]

    I suppose smart could apply too.

  • Jordan | June 13, 2007 at 4:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”101801″]FWIW, Wisco no longer uses that version of Bucky, which was retired in 2002. It’s still pretty rich on NCSU’s part…

    Wisconsin does in fact still use the Bucky Badger logo, just not on the actual game-day uniforms where the “Motion W” is the primary logo. And on game day you’ll see the Bucky logo displayed proudly thoughout the Stadium. Check it out here on an official UW website

  • Chase | June 13, 2007 at 4:59 pm |

    Not that I should be too surprised by these comments since:

    1. SI rarely gets it with the picture galleries

    2.The readers here tend to overwhemlingly objectify any attractive female athlete (and yes, cheerleading has become a sport) [cring]

    These “comparisons” are not accurate as many of them compare cheerleader uniforms to “pom squad” dance outfits. And the two are vastly different.

  • Graham | June 13, 2007 at 5:01 pm |

    The cover of this weeks Sprots Illustrated shows New York Mets playhes and manager Willie Randoloph with the old grey underbill style hats. It is visible on the people in the front row and Oliver Perez in the back seems to have the black underbill.

  • JayD | June 13, 2007 at 5:06 pm |

    It appears that Ledee is also wearing Reebok gloves as well.

    How cool would it be to send a UniWatch representative to Boston in your stead? Perhaps an auction for some area folks…or at least ones unlike me who could afford both the time off from work and the air fare?

    They are probably Derek Jeter’s gloves and armband.

    Its just simple RBK Armbands….
    I have and wear the exact same ones but in black

  • jesse | June 13, 2007 at 5:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”102004″]Not that I should be too surprised by these comments since:

    1. SI rarely gets it with the picture galleries

    2.The readers here tend to overwhemlingly objectify any attractive female athlete (and yes, cheerleading has become a sport) [cring]

    These “comparisons” are not accurate as many of them compare cheerleader uniforms to “pom squad” dance outfits. And the two are vastly different.[/quote]

    Cheerleading is dangerous, not a sport. Somebody wins at a sport. It is the bull shit competition cheerleading thing that made it so damn dangerous in the first place. Lighting my eyebrows on fire is dangerous, but that hardly makes it a sport, even if somebody gives me a grade on my form while doing so.

    For my money, if you want to play a sport play one, if you want to hang out with the rich popular girls and chase after football players, cheerleading is your thing.

    Futher, if women don’t want to be objectified for wearing skimpy outfits, they should put on some cloths. If Maria didn’t want us checking her out she would wear warm up pants and a long sleave t-shirt.

  • A.J. | June 13, 2007 at 5:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”101991″][quote comment=”101987″]Yeah, except who goes “you know, our town has springs that create bubbles- what a perfect mascot!”?[/quote]

    Well, apparently Bubblers can “puncture“![/quote]

    I used to play football in south central PA, and I remember some interesting mascots in our league. I went to Trinity (Shamrocks), and we played against the Bubblers, the Canners of Biglerville, the Steelton-Highspire Rollers, and one year the Lebanon Cedars. I do agree though that the Bubblers were my least favorite.

  • Matthew S. | June 13, 2007 at 5:27 pm |

    I couldn’t find any pictures, but I’m fairly certain that Astros first base coach Jose Cruz was wearing a batting practice jersey during Sunday’s game against the White Sox instead of the team’s normal Sunday road jersey.

  • Andy | June 13, 2007 at 5:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”102004″]Not that I should be too surprised by these comments since:

    1. SI rarely gets it with the picture galleries

    2.The readers here tend to overwhemlingly objectify any attractive female athlete (and yes, cheerleading has become a sport) [cring]

    These “comparisons” are not accurate as many of them compare cheerleader uniforms to “pom squad” dance outfits. And the two are vastly different.[/quote]

    At first i thought you wrote “porn squad”….which actually would have fit the context just as well.

  • Terri | June 13, 2007 at 5:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”102009″][quote comment=”101991″][quote comment=”101987″]Yeah, except who goes “you know, our town has springs that create bubbles- what a perfect mascot!”?[/quote]

    Well, apparently Bubblers can “puncture“![/quote]

    I used to play football in south central PA, and I remember some interesting mascots in our league. I went to Trinity (Shamrocks), and we played against the Bubblers, the Canners of Biglerville, the Steelton-Highspire Rollers, and one year the Lebanon Cedars. I do agree though that the Bubblers were my least favorite.[/quote]

    Don’t forget the Northern Polar Bears…and their colors were purple and white…

  • joe | June 13, 2007 at 5:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”101969″]CNNsi.com comes through big…..

    Cheerleading outfits, then and now:

    http://sportsillustr...

    yikes the Kentucky now cheerleader looks like shes got a package hidden in there.

  • Kerry | June 13, 2007 at 5:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”102004″]Not that I should be too surprised by these comments since:

    1. SI rarely gets it with the picture galleries

    2.The readers here tend to overwhemlingly objectify any attractive female athlete (and yes, cheerleading has become a sport) [cring]

    These “comparisons” are not accurate as many of them compare cheerleader uniforms to “pom squad” dance outfits. And the two are vastly different.[/quote]
    I was thinking the same thing…at least compare the cheerleader outfits for the same sports instead of using USC’s old football outfits and their current basketball ones.

  • joe | June 13, 2007 at 5:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”102008″]

    Lighting my eyebrows on fire is dangerous, but that hardly makes it a sport, even if somebody gives me a grade on my form while doing so.

    [/quote]

    I almost landed on the floor when I read this.

  • Kerry | June 13, 2007 at 5:50 pm |

    Speaking of strange nicknames for teams…how about the:
    Arkansas-Monticello Boll Weevils (men)
    Arkansas-Monticello Cotton Blossoms (women)

    Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (men)
    Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (women)

    What is it with schools in Arkansas?!?!

  • Kerry | June 13, 2007 at 5:51 pm |

    Agghhhhh. My post was eaten. Please restore it.

  • susan | June 13, 2007 at 6:21 pm |

    I am actually growing rather fond of the bubblers… I may offer to make an angry-eyed bubbler mascot logo for them!

  • Flip | June 13, 2007 at 6:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”101802″][quote comment=”101782″][quote comment=”101706″]Ironic that NC State would sue its logo, since NC State “borrowed” Bucky Badger, changing the head and adding a tail to make the Strutting Wolf.

    So now they want to sue Nevada for doing now what they did to Wisconsin a few decades ago? Sheesh….[/quote]

    Yeah but at least NC State went ahead and changed it up enough to reflect their own mascot. Nevada simply reflected the NC State mark on a vertical axis to “develop” theirs. Seems like a much more blatant rip off.

    You know it’s bad when you see the Nevada art and actually see NC State. When you look at Buck Badger and NC State’s wolf, you think…hmmm, they must be brothers.[/quote]

    Exactly, there are many logos that look like the wolf and badger, so it would be damn near impossible to prove who had theirs first, not to mention that they infringe on the original.

    Here is the UNC version, I know there are more schools who also have one, but don’t have the time to find them: here[/quote]

    There’s no strutting mascot as good as this.

  • warren thompson | June 13, 2007 at 6:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”102039″][quote comment=”101802″][quote comment=”101782″][quote comment=”101706″]Ironic that NC State would sue its logo, since NC State “borrowed” Bucky Badger, changing the head and adding a tail to make the Strutting Wolf.

    So now they want to sue Nevada for doing now what they did to Wisconsin a few decades ago? Sheesh….[/quote]

    Yeah but at least NC State went ahead and changed it up enough to reflect their own mascot. Nevada simply reflected the NC State mark on a vertical axis to “develop” theirs. Seems like a much more blatant rip off.

    You know it’s bad when you see the Nevada art and actually see NC State. When you look at Buck Badger and NC State’s wolf, you think…hmmm, they must be brothers.[/quote]

    Exactly, there are many logos that look like the wolf and badger, so it would be damn near impossible to prove who had theirs first, not to mention that they infringe on the original.

    Here is the UNC version, I know there are more schools who also have one, but don’t have the time to find them: here[/quote]

    There’s no strutting mascot as good as this.[/quote]

    Rampant, immature silliness. You have to wonder if these institutions don’t have more important matters about which to worry.

  • marc | June 13, 2007 at 7:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”101949″]What the hell does it say on his jersey..Eaters??[/quote]
    UC Irvine is the Ant eaters

  • Jim | June 13, 2007 at 7:54 pm |

    The potential end of American Sports civilization as we know it:

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

    Also, I have to chime in on the whole “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” … I’m a Chicago transplant, living in St. Louis, and have properly taught all three of my children the correct way to sing the song. My wife (a non sports fan who didn’t know any better) thought it was so cute, she got her brother on the phone when our daughter learned the song at two years old and called her brother long distance, knowing he would be THRILLED (as a HUGE Cardinals fans) that she was singing TMOTTBG so early in life. When my daughter ended with “Let’s Get Some Runs!” my brother-in-law was screaming his head off, as I was rolling on the floor laughing.

    He moved back to St. Louis 3 months later.

  • Terri | June 13, 2007 at 7:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”102036″]I am actually growing rather fond of the bubblers… I may offer to make an angry-eyed bubbler mascot logo for them![/quote]

    haha, I’d love to see that…you should definitely do it and send it in

  • Jim | June 13, 2007 at 8:01 pm |

    And as long as we’re talking unusual team names/mascots:

    http://www.teutopoli...

    (another brother-in-law of mine teaches there)

    and …

    http://www.freeportp...|&NodeID=159

    (I used to run track at their field)

  • schuby | June 13, 2007 at 8:04 pm |

    Watching Yankees-Diamondbacks and Miguel Montero, the D-backs catcher has all grey gear. Never seen that before. Also, is the MLB logo on the back of the Yankees jersey supposed to be blue and red. That’s how it was on Derek Jeter and i didn’t think it was right. Not sure though.

  • Terri | June 13, 2007 at 8:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”102063″]And as long as we’re talking unusual team names/mascots:

    http://www.teutopoli...

    (another brother-in-law of mine teaches there)

    and …

    http://www.freeportp...|&NodeID=159

    (I used to run track at their field)[/quote]

    wow…i think both those just blew the anteaters and the bubblers out of the water

  • Mike Engle | June 13, 2007 at 8:17 pm |

    Hi fellow Uni Watchers: I thought we all might be interested in this article.
    The short synopsis in case you don’t want to read it right now: ANY NFL coach will be allowed to wear a suit and tie on the sidelines for home games, on the condition that the suit be made of Reebok clothes and that they reflect the team colors.

  • JayD | June 13, 2007 at 8:17 pm |

    Grey catcher’s gear has been around for a while now. (the grey mask, not so much) I had grey with royal blue trim a few seasons ago. Made by All-Star. I think one of the first guys to sport it was a short little fat catcher for the Pirates in the Mid 90’s… his name escapes me. A little help?…

  • JayD | June 13, 2007 at 8:19 pm |

    Watching Yankees v DiamondBacks also…
    Rough looking curve on Livian Hernanadez’s cap..

  • Larry C | June 13, 2007 at 8:23 pm |

    With regards to the ESPN Nolan suit article: I remember back in the day when I lived in Detroit during the Bad Boy era that it was likely to dress up nice when going to a basketball game given how expensive the tickets had become. In that case, what’s wrong with dressing up in a sports coat for the 49ers home opener? Frankly, it sorta makes sense: it’s held outdoors, so you’ll probably be wearing a jacket anyway, and San Fran is the kind of place that would have a cool summers/falls. Ive got at least two or three old suits in my closet (hold-overs from high school and college) that I could imagine wearing to a game; I wouldn’t have to worry about getting beer spilled on ’em. Also, I could never style the tuxedo shirt look. It would make me look like white trash … and I’m not even white or nothin’.

  • Mike Engle | June 13, 2007 at 8:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”102069″]Grey catcher’s gear has been around for a while now. (the grey mask, not so much) I had grey with royal blue trim a few seasons ago. Made by All-Star. I think one of the first guys to sport it was a short little fat catcher for the Pirates in the Mid 90’s… his name escapes me. A little help?…[/quote]
    The gray catcher’s getup was standard away equipment for the 1990’s Padres, when they wore their navy and orange outfits (as shown here by Nines).

  • Jordan | June 13, 2007 at 8:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”101958″]Not sure if this was mentioned during last week’s tattoo discussion, but the rapper The Game has a fairly new Los Angeles Dodgers logo tattooed on his right cheek.

    (It wasn’t in some pictures of him)

    http://www.chronicle...

    http://imgsrv.1010wi...

    http://img301.images...

    He was in court today for impersonating an officer……

    The Game, sporting a tear drop tattoo under his left eye, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ “LA” logo tattooed on his right cheek, and more elaborate tattoo art on his right neck, was recognized as he left through the courthouse lobby. He refused to sign autographs and left in a black Cadillac Escalade SUV.[/quote]

    it was used to cover up the embarassing butterfly tat he had there before
    http://img135.echo.c...

  • Mike Engle | June 13, 2007 at 8:49 pm |

    Is it just me, or has the D-Backs’ ‘D’ logo been slightly altered? Ignore the color scheme. I think the mouths of the old and new snake have subtle differences.

  • subway | June 13, 2007 at 9:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”102069″]Grey catcher’s gear has been around for a while now. (the grey mask, not so much) I had grey with royal blue trim a few seasons ago. Made by All-Star. I think one of the first guys to sport it was a short little fat catcher for the Pirates in the Mid 90’s… his name escapes me. A little help?…[/quote]
    Mike LaValliere?

  • Ben | June 13, 2007 at 9:07 pm |

    it appears that Cliff Floyd is wearing a national league all-star gray tshirt underneath his jersey tonight. Unfortunately I can’t do screengrabs to confirm but it’s definately got some orange logo on it.

  • Mike Engle | June 13, 2007 at 9:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”102077″]it appears that Cliff Floyd is wearing a national league all-star gray tshirt underneath his jersey tonight. Unfortunately I can’t do screengrabs to confirm but it’s definately got some orange logo on it.[/quote]
    An old Mets shirt perhaps? Floyd was a New York Met in the past.

  • JayD | June 13, 2007 at 9:23 pm |

    Mike Lavalliare….thats it. thanks! And the color of catchers gear in the bigs is to each his own. Most guys are smart enough to use the dominant colors of their teams uniform with the secondary color being the trim. Those goalie style masks on the oher hand have to pass MLB standards. Its stupid. When Charlie O’Brian first introduced them to the majors, he had your usual Blue Jay pattern you see now. But I remember seeing his “other” mask on TSN Blue Jays baseball circa 1996 that had a mean and menacing Blue Jay painted into it ala’ NHL goalie style. Problem was MLB wouldn’t let him wear it in a game. The oppression continues!!

  • redemske | June 13, 2007 at 10:29 pm |

    Cliff’s shirt definitely isn’t a Mets shirt. It says ‘League’ on the right side of the logo, and it’s yellow and orange. Could be a Cactus League shirt, but I haven’t found any similar ones. And it’s a Nike shirt — you could see a white swoosh below his left collar bone in the first inning.

  • hotspur | June 13, 2007 at 10:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”101815″][quote comment=”101761″][quote comment=”101752″]I know I shouldn’t be helping a chelski fan, but check out The Onionbag (www.onionbag.com), you can mail it to them and they do a great job.[/quote]

    You’re a better man than me Gunnerfan.

    But yeah the onionbag is worth it for those kinds of needs.[/quote]

    It is a shame that you are Arsenal fans, but thanks for the info.[/quote]

    i second that.

    btw, cubs cather michael barrett wears a hockey style mask AND his hat underneath.

    also, i think thta paul would appreciate that at the baseball things at turner field representing our retired player numbers, each number is in the style of the numbers being worn by the team when the player played there. i cant find any pictures of the numbers, but hank aaron’s would look like this http://www.opengroup...(SC)Hank_Aaron_Photo.jpg

  • Mike Engle | June 13, 2007 at 10:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”102089″]Cliff’s shirt definitely isn’t a Mets shirt. It says ‘League’ on the right side of the logo, and it’s yellow and orange. Could be a Cactus League shirt, but I haven’t found any similar ones. And it’s a Nike shirt — you could see a white swoosh below his left collar bone in the first inning.[/quote]
    OK, so maybe it isn’t. That was a guess, shirt unseen.

  • =bg= | June 13, 2007 at 10:48 pm |

    Nolan can wear suits @ home games.
    http://sportsillustr...

  • Joey Guns | June 13, 2007 at 11:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”102076″][quote comment=”102069″]Grey catcher’s gear has been around for a while now. (the grey mask, not so much) I had grey with royal blue trim a few seasons ago. Made by All-Star. I think one of the first guys to sport it was a short little fat catcher for the Pirates in the Mid 90’s… his name escapes me. A little help?…[/quote]
    Mike LaValliere?[/quote]

    Darn, you beat me to it. His nickname was Spanky. haha

  • schuby | June 13, 2007 at 11:31 pm |

    Biggest Brains

    The caption points out what we’ve been saying all along.

  • Terri | June 13, 2007 at 11:40 pm |

    Paul,
    Have you ever thought of putting an auto-refresh option on the comment page? I like to keep up with the comments when I’m in class (obviously I’m an attentive student), and having auto-refresh would be nice. Just a thought…

  • Mike Engle | June 13, 2007 at 11:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”102100″]Paul,
    Have you ever thought of putting an auto-refresh option on the comment page? I like to keep up with the comments when I’m in class (obviously I’m an attentive student), and having auto-refresh would be nice. Just a thought…[/quote]
    I’m still lobbying for one’s own posts to be colored green. This may require a “sign-in” feature.

  • Terri | June 14, 2007 at 12:01 am |

    [quote comment=”102101″][quote comment=”102100″]Paul,
    Have you ever thought of putting an auto-refresh option on the comment page? I like to keep up with the comments when I’m in class (obviously I’m an attentive student), and having auto-refresh would be nice. Just a thought…[/quote]
    I’m still lobbying for one’s own posts to be colored green. This may require a “sign-in” feature.[/quote]

    Maybe people who have memberships could have their posts be green? (Of course, this would make me jealous, ‘cuz I don’t have one…)

  • Joey Guns | June 14, 2007 at 12:23 am |

    [quote comment=”102103″][quote comment=”102101″][quote comment=”102100″]Paul,
    Have you ever thought of putting an auto-refresh option on the comment page? I like to keep up with the comments when I’m in class (obviously I’m an attentive student), and having auto-refresh would be nice. Just a thought…[/quote]
    I’m still lobbying for one’s own posts to be colored green. This may require a “sign-in” feature.[/quote]

    Maybe people who have memberships could have their posts be green? (Of course, this would make me jealous, ‘cuz I don’t have one…)[/quote]

    As long as the refresh feature doesn’t mess up a work-in-progress post, I’m all for it!

  • Terri | June 14, 2007 at 12:31 am |

    Just for the record, I’m supposed to be writing a paper on 18th century literature right now…due tomorrow…instead I’m posting here…I love uniwatch.

  • Dan | June 14, 2007 at 1:00 am |

    After looking back at this, it’s a pretty cool alternate cap thatn I once thought. I mean, it could have been this bad, but…oh wait, they do have it that bad!

    On the discussion on the Phillies, I wish they would drop the all red cap in favor of the blue brimmed. It is awesome! And if they would go back to this uniform (or at least the breast logo “P”), they would have one of the best if not the best uniforms in MLB.

  • Wayne | June 14, 2007 at 2:55 am |

    [quote comment=”102063″]And as long as we’re talking unusual team names/mascots:

    http://www.teutopoli...

    (another brother-in-law of mine teaches there)

    and …

    http://www.freeportp...|&NodeID=159

    (I used to run track at their field)[/quote]

    Dont forget about he mighty Cogs of Genoa-Kinston. (Yes, as in Cogswell Gogs and Spacely Sprockets)

  • Mike | June 14, 2007 at 7:53 am |

    [quote comment=”101968″]I always thought the boiling spring bubblers had the worst mascot…i guess i was wrong (BUT- at least the anteaters aren’t purple)[/quote]

    Holy crap, a Boiling Springs reference!!!!! I was just there this weekend. We used to live there while my dad went to the War College.

  • Mike | June 14, 2007 at 7:59 am |

    [quote comment=”102064″]Watching Yankees-Diamondbacks and Miguel Montero, the D-backs catcher has all grey gear. Never seen that before. Also, is the MLB logo on the back of the Yankees jersey supposed to be blue and red. That’s how it was on Derek Jeter and i didn’t think it was right. Not sure though.[/quote]

    In the early 90’s both the Pittsburgh Pirates catchers had all gray gear, not so much for away games, but for the heat as their regular gear was all black.

  • Matt | June 15, 2007 at 10:10 am |

    And then there’s the Des Moines North Polar Bears, with the colors of pink and green.