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Blame Canada MLB

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Yesterday was July 1st, which is traditionally celebrated as Canada Day up north. I’m told that from a strict statutory standpoint, this year’s version of the holiday is today, because July 1st fell on a Sunday. Doesn’t really matter from a uni-related standpoint, because the Blue Jays were on the road yesterday and are also on the road today, which means they won’t be wearing their special Canada Day uniforms for the home crowd.

What’s up with that? Couldn’t MLB have scheduled the one Canadian team to be playing at home for the country’s biggest holiday? And this isn’t a one-time thing — a quick schedule check reveals that the Jays were on the road on July 1st in 2005, 2004, and 2003. Then again, some of the Jays’ Canada Day designs have been decidedly better than others, as seen in these designs from 1997 (front, back), 1998, 2000 (front, back), 2001 (front, back), 2002, and 2006, so maybe it’s for the best.

Meanwhile, it turns out that some Canadian minor league teams wear special Canada Day jerseys too, as seen in this shot of the Ottawa Lynx. Check out the kid with the little flag — love that.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Did you know there was a World Cup of American Football? I didn’t, until Jeremy Brahm sent me these photos of what the Japanese team will be wearing. … Anyone else notice that the Giants’ Rod Beck memorial sleeve patch looks a lot like a Uni Watch membership card? … Vince Grzegorek stumbled upon a photo of Georgia College’s baseball team, which uses what has got to be the biggest name typography ever. … Ramon Castro was the victim of a multi-layer cap prank on Friday. More photos, and a short but priceless video clip, here. … Speaking of Mets-related pranks, someone appears to have hung a pink “I’m Gay” T-shirt (with Nike logo creep!) in David Wright’s locker. … The Indianapolis Star‘s web site has a great photo gallery covering 60-some years’ worth of Indiana all-state hoops teams. Lots of awesome photos — well worth clicking through. The full gallery (which was brought to my attention by Kenneth Adkins) is here. … Nice Negro Leagues throwback game yesterday in K.C., with the Royals dressing up as the Kansas City Monarchs and the White Sox honoring the Chicago American Giants. The Royals/Monarchs had a “42” sleeve patch for Jackie Robinson and a “22” cap inscription for Buck O’Neil, plus the Royals coaching staff all wore uni No. 22. … Jonathan Carone reports that Presbyterian College (DII, moving up to Division I this year) has just unveiled new football uniforms, as seen here, here, here, and here. Assuming you can get past the team name (yes, they’re really called the Blue Hose, which should be reason enough to root for them), it’s particularly odd that their white and colored jerseys are based on completely different templates. … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: According to a paragraph buried in the middle of this column, at one point this season Ichiro actually asked now-departed Mariners skipper Mike Hargrove to wear a real jersey instead of a smock/pullover thingie. That is just too cool for words.

Holiday Schedule: Things will run as usual around here this week, except for Wednesday, when we’ll have an open thread. Plus I’ll have a doozy of an ESPN column on Thursday. OK? OK.

 

178 comments to Blame Canada MLB

  • Joey Guns | July 2, 2007 at 8:29 am |

    That Mrs. A-Rod is a classy woman:

    http://www.nypost.co...

  • Anthony Memme | July 2, 2007 at 8:29 am |

    Yeah, don’t count on the MLB to care about baseball north. Before last year (as you alluded to), there were at least 3 years of Canada Day games south of the border.

    As a sidebar, do you remember where the Toronto gathering is going to happen?

  • Paul Lukas | July 2, 2007 at 8:45 am |

    [quote comment=”112259″]As a sidebar, do you remember where the Toronto gathering is going to happen?[/quote]

    Yes (thanks for reminding me about this): It’ll be upstairs at the Imperial Pub and Library, on July 24th.

    I’ll announce the St. Louis plans tomorrow.

  • Kek | July 2, 2007 at 8:52 am |

    Regarding Canada Day, yes, it would be nice for the MLB to schedule the Jays home but would it be THAT hard for there to be some sort of recognition at whatever city Toronto may be in that day. Would there be a reason that there couldn’t be a Canada Day road uni designed for the occasion? Obviously not every US team can host the fourth, but they usually all wear American flags on their caps.

  • WFY | July 2, 2007 at 9:09 am |

    Didn’t the Blue Jays and Expos play on Canada Day in Puerto Rico one year? If I recall, Ontario native Shawn Hill pitched for Montréal that day.

  • Robert | July 2, 2007 at 9:16 am |

    Can’t the Blue Jays simply request to be home on Canada Day and get it? It seems like I read somewhere that teams that can submit such requests, and that they are usually honored if at all possible.

    Man, that 2006 Canada Day jersey is hideous. I really miss the blue jay head/baseball/maple leaf logo.

  • Bentz | July 2, 2007 at 9:20 am |

    I can’t see why an exception couldn’t be made for the Jays to always be at home. Boston is always home on Patriots’ Day – same day as the Marathon. Unless it is that much easier to schedule the Red Sox to be home on the 3rd Monday in April than it is scheduling the Jays to be home on July 1.

  • Joe Wagner | July 2, 2007 at 9:21 am |

    Anybody see the logo on Morgan Pressel’s shirt in the women’s US Open yesterday? I couldn’t quite make out the logo. Perhaps making it bigger would have helped.

    http://cache.gettyim...

  • Chip Bell | July 2, 2007 at 9:25 am |

    In 1998 for Canada Day, the Jays wore a white vest with a red undershirt. Same lettering style as 1997. I’ll see if I can find a picture to post.

  • Adam | July 2, 2007 at 9:34 am |

    From the Chicago Tribune, in regards to the Negro League uniforms the White Sox and Royals wore yesterday:

    “The Sox and Royals were allowed to keep the Negro league jerseys they wore Sunday if they made a $500 donation.”

  • Jason G. | July 2, 2007 at 9:40 am |

    Is there a Team USA in the World Cup of American Football or would that just be too unfair? I’ve always loved the idea of a worldwide football event, but didn’t think there was enough worldwide interest in the sport. I’d love to see the U.S.A. send it’s best college players to probably dominate this thing.

  • Joe Drennan | July 2, 2007 at 9:44 am |

    [quote comment=”112289″]Is there a Team USA in the World Cup of American Football or would that just be too unfair? I’ve always loved the idea of a worldwide football event, but didn’t think there was enough worldwide interest in the sport. I’d love to see the U.S.A. send it’s best college players to probably dominate this thing.[/quote]
    Couldn’t we send out High School All-Americans? They’d probably clean up.

  • dan | July 2, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    I was at the Ottawa Lynx game yesterday and those are the same jerseys they have been wearing throughout the season…not anything special for Canada day.

  • nybatt | July 2, 2007 at 9:49 am |

    two quickies.. first off as ridiculous as it was for the blue jays to be away on Canada Day, it is equally embarrassing that many MLB teams have Memorial Day off, and a couple of years ago (2005 to be precise) teams actually had INDEPENDENCE Day off! so much for tradition.

    secondly, with all the uni abominations going around the majors these past few seasons it is incredible the white sox negro league uni was so simple, so classy. in my opinion it blows away many current unis in MLB.

  • Brendan | July 2, 2007 at 9:51 am |

    Speaking of Independence day, stay tuned for some pics of the always-awesome red, white, and blue A’s uniforms. They’re playing the Jays that day, too, I think it’ll be interesting to see how well “O, Canada” goes over with the crowd.

  • Joey Guns | July 2, 2007 at 9:57 am |

    What the heck is she wearing? Nasty….

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Mark in Shiga | July 2, 2007 at 10:03 am |

    The earlier Canada Day jerseys from the mid-1990s, before they made the lettering thicker and multi-colored, looked great. Does anyone have any pictures of those? The numbers are white with a thin cut-out strip running through them, just like the regular home jerseys used to be.

    Speaking of that number font, is it just my imagination, or did they resuscitate it for 2000? The proportions of that “7” seem to be back to the old style.

    American football in Japan: it’s a huge sport at the college-club and industrial level. A guy I know (5’7″, 130!) played wide receiver for the “Silver Stars” club that went to the Rice Bowl in the late 1990s. Uniform-wise, Japanese American football teams are very big on having the team name across the back, where a player name would usually go. I’d say that more than half the football teams I see use this.

  • Richard S. | July 2, 2007 at 10:03 am |

    Check out the tail number and font on Dale Jr.’s private jet:

    http://jetjit.com/le...

  • Richard from MA | July 2, 2007 at 10:07 am |

    The pink t-shirt with the “I’m gay” markered on is just re-diculous. Would those morons be chortling about any other group (blacks, Irish, the “physically challenged”, whatever)? I guess when you get a bunch of boys in their 20s together, stupidity invariably ensues.

  • Dan | July 2, 2007 at 10:07 am |

    A World Cup of “our” Football is something I’ve always thought would be a great thing. I didn’t realize there was one.

    Could you IMAGINE the offensive line that the Japanese could field, with all those sumo wrestlers!? lol. Talk about a punishing ground game!!!

    I thought it would be a great way to spread the game internationally…would think the NFL would love that idea. US could only send college players…run it in July, just prior to the opening of NFL camps, get us football junkies through the dregs of summer! :-)

  • AJ W | July 2, 2007 at 10:10 am |

    I know if there’s anyone out there with the answer, they’d be here. I need to get some Japanese baseball stuff for my brother-in-law’s birthday gift, can anyone suggest a merchant on-line who has a good reputation and a good sized selection?

  • Chip Bell | July 2, 2007 at 10:12 am |

    Here is the photo of the 1998 Canada Day jersey:

    I also liked the 1996 Canada Day jerseys. They were a red version of the style that they wore in their championship years.

  • Mike | July 2, 2007 at 10:14 am |

    Here is the website for the USA football team. Great pics of Pop Warner uniforms in there as well if you hunt around.

    http://www.usafootba...

  • Ben Wideman | July 2, 2007 at 10:18 am |

    No idea if this can be found anywhere, but I seem to remember that they also wore a special Canada day cap as well. I think I even purchased one back in the day.

  • joe | July 2, 2007 at 10:23 am |

    [quote comment=”112309″]What the heck is she wearing?

    Nasty….

    http://sports.yahoo....

    She is one butt ugly man.

  • Mike | July 2, 2007 at 10:27 am |

    So these are fake stirrups, I get that, but still, it looks better than having them wear pajama pants.

    http://sportsillustr...

  • TJ | July 2, 2007 at 10:28 am |

    [quote comment=”112291″][quote comment=”112289″]Is there a Team USA in the World Cup of American Football or would that just be too unfair? I’ve always loved the idea of a worldwide football event, but didn’t think there was enough worldwide interest in the sport. I’d love to see the U.S.A. send it’s best college players to probably dominate this thing.[/quote]
    Couldn’t we send out High School All-Americans? They’d probably clean up.[/quote]
    The US is sending a team for the first time this year. The team is made up of a bunch of nobody NCAA players. I handn’t heard of any of them.

  • TJ | July 2, 2007 at 10:31 am |

  • Rick | July 2, 2007 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”112281″]Anybody see the logo on Morgan Pressel’s shirt in the women’s US Open yesterday? I couldn’t quite make out the logo. Perhaps making it bigger would have helped.

    http://cache.gettyim...

    I noticed it, but I also noticed her skirt was a little too short…..

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Jonathon | July 2, 2007 at 10:35 am |

    Apparently, Japan has dominated the two previous tournaments. WTF!

    At least we’re finally fielding a team. Looks like B and C-list college talent, but that should be more than enough to win this thing.

    http://www.usafootba...

  • Jason G. | July 2, 2007 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”112329″]Apparently, Japan has dominated the two previous tournaments. WTF!

    At least we’re finally fielding a team. Looks like B and C-list college talent, but that should be more than enough to win this thing.

    http://www.usafootba...

    Yea, I say we still win this thing. The record for passing yards a game is 324. Surely a starting DI QB can throw that every game. Can anybody fill us in on the talent level in these other countries?

  • DenverGregg | July 2, 2007 at 10:45 am |

    Odd that the Blue Hose appear to choose going sockless. Shouldn’t there be some type of team rule on that?

  • Joey Guns | July 2, 2007 at 10:45 am |

    Cristie Kerr looked much different winning this tournament yesterday than a tourney a few years ago:

    Yesterday:
    http://us.news2.yimg...

    A few years ago:

    http://perpetualbeta...

  • SuperJon | July 2, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”112332″]Odd that the Blue Hose appear to choose going sockless. Shouldn’t there be some type of team rule on that?[/quote]

    I meant to add that when I sent it in to Paul. I was actually coming back to make that clarification right now but you beat me.

  • Scott | July 2, 2007 at 10:51 am |

    Anybody see the logo on Morgan Pressel’s shirt in the women’s US Open yesterday? I couldn’t quite make out the logo. Perhaps making it bigger would have helped.

    Wow – I hadn’t realized GettyImages had their own line of Golf Sportswear. That *is* nasty creepage.

  • Jonathon | July 2, 2007 at 10:52 am |

    sweden’s team wears a bunch of different helmets. they have a logo with giant viking horns, and one with the “3 crown” logo, but the game footage shows everyone wearing something different. here’s the video link:

    http://www.amerikans...

  • Jonathon | July 2, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    Korea’s logo has the ying/yang thing on a white helmet, but it looks like the national team unis are light blue, similar to Carolina, and similar to their World Baseball Classic duds. Scroll the headline photos for shots of the powder blues.

    http://www.kafa.org/...

  • Mark in Shiga | July 2, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”112314″]I know if there’s anyone out there with the answer, they’d be here. I need to get some Japanese baseball stuff for my brother-in-law’s birthday gift, can anyone suggest a merchant on-line who has a good reputation and a good sized selection?[/quote]

    AJ, the Yakyu Shop will sell you all kinds of things:

    http://www.rimjapan....

    …though the prices aren’t cheap because they have to ship the stuff halfway across the world.

    I highly recommend the unnumbered replica jerseys, since they’re cheap ($30 or less!) and are designed for fans to wear them to games. Official game jerseys, OTOH, can cost $200 or more!

  • Joe Drennan | July 2, 2007 at 10:57 am |

    I was watching the Minnesota high school football all-star game this weekend. They play it in the summer for some reason.

    All the players brought their own helmets, nothing new for an all-star game, but the players all traded helmet logo stickers resulting in what you see here. It’s quite ugly, but I can see how it’s a bit of a keep sake for the kids.

  • Kim | July 2, 2007 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”112311″]Check out the tail number and font on Dale Jr.’s private jet:

    http://jetjit.com/le...

    While a NASCAR driver’s jet is usually some play on the driver’s number and initials (you can request tail numbers from the FAA like you can with license plates from the DMV), the interesting thing is indeed the font. To have the 8 be a different font than the other letters, even more so.

  • Jonathon | July 2, 2007 at 11:00 am |

    Germany’s unis in 2003

    http://snapshots.afv...

    Helmets were white:
    http://www.afvd.de/

    Not sure what the 2007 unis will look like

  • Jason | July 2, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    From the Indiana All-Stars gallery, probably my favorite shot. Larry Bird AND everyone wearing kick-ass striped socks.
    http://www2.indystar...

  • S Menecola | July 2, 2007 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”112258″]That Mrs. A-Rod is a classy woman:

    http://www.nypost.co...
    Wow, breakout the moral police. I’m plenty sure that yankee fans and New Yorkers in general have much worse to complain about and pick on.

  • Kevin D. | July 2, 2007 at 11:06 am |

    This has nothing to do with uniforms, but isn’t this an awkward way to show how to pronounce “Pujols”? http://sports.espn.g...
    It is correct, but also hilarious.

  • AJ | July 2, 2007 at 11:06 am |

    [quote]
    AJ, the Yakyu Shop will sell you all kinds of things:

    http://www.rimjapan....

    …though the prices aren’t cheap because they have to ship the stuff halfway across the world.

    I highly recommend the unnumbered replica jerseys, since they’re cheap ($30 or less!) and are designed for fans to wear them to games. Official game jerseys, OTOH, can cost $200 or more![/quote]

    Thanks Mark.

  • Joe Drennan | July 2, 2007 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”112352″][quote comment=”112258″]That Mrs. A-Rod is a classy woman:

    http://www.nypost.co...
    Wow, breakout the moral police. I’m plenty sure that yankee fans and New Yorkers in general have much worse to complain about and pick on.[/quote]
    Yea, it’s OK to shout that and much worse out at their own players, but not wear it on a shirt? I’m not saying either is OK for games, but come on.

  • S Menecola | July 2, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    Man, that 2006 Canada Day jersey is hideous. I really miss the blue jay head/baseball/maple leaf logo.[/quote]
    I’ve often wondered why no fans have offered up a re-design of the old logo with the new jay head. I am sure it is very easy to do. Also, why the hell do the Blue Jays wear Black?

  • Michael Churchill | July 2, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”112331″][quote comment=”112329″]Apparently, Japan has dominated the two previous tournaments. WTF!

    At least we’re finally fielding a team. Looks like B and C-list college talent, but that should be more than enough to win this thing.

    http://www.usafootba...

    Yea, I say we still win this thing. The record for passing yards a game is 324. Surely a starting DI QB can throw that every game. Can anybody fill us in on the talent level in these other countries?[/quote]

    Oh, such confidence. I’ll wager that the USA probably will win, but it won’t be THAT easy.

    I recognise some names off the top of my head from NFL Europe. Kicking for Sweden is Ola Kimrin, who played a little with the Redskins and hit a 65 yard field goal in a preseason game for the Broncos.

  • Jason G. | July 2, 2007 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”112344″]I was watching the Minnesota high school football all-star game this weekend. They play it in the summer for some reason.

    All the players brought their own helmets, nothing new for an all-star game, but the players all traded helmet logo stickers resulting in what you see here. It’s quite ugly, but I can see how it’s a bit of a keep sake for the kids.[/quote]

    There are college all star games where players do the same thing. It doesn’t look any better then.

  • Jonathon | July 2, 2007 at 11:11 am |

    Based on these photos, it’s a good bet that Under Armour will be supplying the US team’s unis.

    http://www.usafootba...

  • Joe Drennan | July 2, 2007 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”112356″]Man, that 2006 Canada Day jersey is hideous. I really miss the blue jay head/baseball/maple leaf logo.[/quote]
    I’ve often wondered why no fans have offered up a re-design of the old logo with the new jay head. I am sure it is very easy to do. Also, why the hell do the Blue Jays wear Black?[/quote]
    For the same reason the White Sox wear black I’m guessing. My feeling is, if you have a color in your name, that should be your primary color, seems simple. One exception is the Blackhawks, their red jerseys are so much better than their alternate black one. The Red Sox in green once in a while is OK to me as it’s paying homage to the locals, but I stress only once in a while – like twice a year tops.

    Red Wings wear red – Check
    Red Sox wear red – Check
    Blackhawks wear red – tradition and their black jersys arent as nice, they tried though
    White Sox wear black – huh?
    Blue Jays wear black – huh?
    Redskins wear a shade of red – Check

  • Stuby | July 2, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    A couple things about the KC Monarchs unis the Royals wore yesterday:

    1) According to mlb.com, Jackie Robinson didn’t wear #42 with the Monarchs:

    “After his one season in the Negro American League, on the appropriate date of October 23 — he had worn uniform No. 23 as the Monarchs shortstop — Robinson and, though buried by history, teammate pitcher John Wright both were signed into Organized Baseball by Branch Rickey.”

    However, I found this pic of Robinson which looks like he wore #5

    2) I haven’t been able to find any evidence that the Monarchs ever wore uniforms that looked lke that. Furthermore, as shown in the Robinson pic above and here they didn’t wear it when he played for them (also offers further evidence of his wearing #5). This is the closest uniform I could find.

  • Mike | July 2, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”112343″][quote comment=”112314″]I know if there’s anyone out there with the answer, they’d be here. I need to get some Japanese baseball stuff for my brother-in-law’s birthday gift, can anyone suggest a merchant on-line who has a good reputation and a good sized selection?[/quote]

    AJ, the Yakyu Shop will sell you all kinds of things:

    http://www.rimjapan....

    …though the prices aren’t cheap because they have to ship the stuff halfway across the world.

    I highly recommend the unnumbered replica jerseys, since they’re cheap ($30 or less!) and are designed for fans to wear them to games. Official game jerseys, OTOH, can cost $200 or more![/quote]

    The Dragons jersey I want says “Japanese XL only”……that’s got gonna work on this body….

  • James P. | July 2, 2007 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”112355″][quote comment=”112352″][quote comment=”112258″]That Mrs. A-Rod is a classy woman:

    http://www.nypost.co...
    Wow, breakout the moral police. I’m plenty sure that yankee fans and New Yorkers in general have much worse to complain about and pick on.[/quote]
    Yea, it’s OK to shout that and much worse out at their own players, but not wear it on a shirt? I’m not saying either is OK for games, but come on.[/quote]

    Bah! If he played for the Red Sox, it wouldn’t be a problem considering the number of Boston’s fanatics wearing F**K THE YANKEES! or F**K A-ROD! or JOHNNY DAMON IS A F**KING F*GGOT! even when the Yanks are not in town.

    Plus saying “F**K YOU!” in NYC is like “Aloha!” in Hawaii…

  • DenverGregg | July 2, 2007 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”112340″]sweden’s team wears a bunch of different helmets. they have a logo with giant viking horns, and one with the “3 crown” logo, but the game footage shows everyone wearing something different. here’s the video link:

    http://www.amerikans...
    It looks like the Swedish team is an all-star team and they’re wearing the helmets of their local teams. While that lion works pretty well with the color scheme, it would look great if they all wore the Union of Kalmar (three crown) logo on the helmet.

  • Roger Faso | July 2, 2007 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”112299″]Speaking of Independence day, stay tuned for some pics of the always-awesome red, white, and blue A’s uniforms. They’re playing the Jays that day, too, I think it’ll be interesting to see how well “O, Canada” goes over with the crowd.[/quote]

    Those uniforms are awesome. I hope they sell the hats. I need a new one.

    The “O, Canada” should go over about as well as our own national anthem. The Bay Area is not the place for showey patriotism. You could probably play God Save the Queen and no one would notice.

  • Timmy B | July 2, 2007 at 11:45 am |

    [quote comment=”112367″][quote comment=”112355″][quote comment=”112352″][quote comment=”112258″]That Mrs. A-Rod is a classy woman:

    http://www.nypost.co...
    Wow, breakout the moral police. I’m plenty sure that yankee fans and New Yorkers in general have much worse to complain about and pick on.[/quote]
    Yea, it’s OK to shout that and much worse out at their own players, but not wear it on a shirt? I’m not saying either is OK for games, but come on.[/quote]

    Bah! If he played for the Red Sox, it wouldn’t be a problem considering the number of Boston’s fanatics wearing F**K THE YANKEES! or F**K A-ROD! or JOHNNY DAMON IS A F**KING F*GGOT! even when the Yanks are not in town.

    Plus saying “F**K YOU!” in NYC is like “Aloha!” in Hawaii…[/quote]

    While I understand the “F” bomb gets thrown around Shea and Yankee Stadium more than the word “hello”….it’s still probably not cool for 6 or 7 year olds to have to stare at a shirt like that throughout an entire game. There’s a time and a place for a shirt like that, and a baseball game is probably not either.

    I guess A-Rod’s old lady is feeling a little down and needed a little attention cause her husband is getting with strippers.

  • ScottyJ in WV | July 2, 2007 at 11:47 am |

    In the 1st pic from the KC-ChiSox game, those pants are perfect! That is EXACTLY how the bottom cuff should look.

  • James P. | July 2, 2007 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”112372″][quote comment=”112299″]Speaking of Independence day, stay tuned for some pics of the always-awesome red, white, and blue A’s uniforms. They’re playing the Jays that day, too, I think it’ll be interesting to see how well “O, Canada” goes over with the crowd.[/quote]

    Those uniforms are awesome. I hope they sell the hats. I need a new one.

    The “O, Canada” should go over about as well as our own national anthem. The Bay Area is not the place for showey patriotism. You could probably play God Save the Queen and no one would notice.[/quote]

    Ironic that a city that has banned the US military from the city would also have a Military Appreciation night…

    The Giants should just have YMCA or It’s Raining Men played before the game as that would be more welcomed than the National Anthem of either country…

  • Mark in Shiga | July 2, 2007 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”112372″]
    The “O, Canada” should go over about as well as our own national anthem. The Bay Area is not the place for showey patriotism. You could probably play God Save the Queen and no one would notice.[/quote]

    As long as nobody sang the words, I don’t think anyone would — after independence, in the US they simply substituted non-royalty-referencing lyrics (such as “let freedom ring”, etc.) with all the same notes intact!

  • schuby | July 2, 2007 at 11:54 am |

    the post-muncher got me

  • Adam | July 2, 2007 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”112361″]
    White Sox wear black – huh?
    [/quote]

    White is an official White Sox color, and even the gray and the black uniforms do have some white in them. I’m not sure what else you’re looking for, they’re obviously not going to wear all white uniforms, especially on the road.

    If you’re specifically complaining that they don’t wear white socks, you’re correct, although that’s never really bothered me.

  • Brett S | July 2, 2007 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”112361″][quote comment=”112356″]Man, that 2006 Canada Day jersey is hideous. I really miss the blue jay head/baseball/maple leaf logo.[/quote]
    I’ve often wondered why no fans have offered up a re-design of the old logo with the new jay head. I am sure it is very easy to do. Also, why the hell do the Blue Jays wear Black?[/quote]
    For the same reason the White Sox wear black I’m guessing. My feeling is, if you have a color in your name, that should be your primary color, seems simple. One exception is the Blackhawks, their red jerseys are so much better than their alternate black one. The Red Sox in green once in a while is OK to me as it’s paying homage to the locals, but I stress only once in a while – like twice a year tops.

    Red Wings wear red – Check
    Red Sox wear red – Check
    Blackhawks wear red – tradition and their black jersys arent as nice, they tried though
    White Sox wear black – huh?
    Blue Jays wear black – huh?
    Redskins wear a shade of red – Check[/quote]

    The Blackhakws do have a lot of black in their uniform though. So at least they are somewhat faithful with the shorts and striping on the socks. Also the helmets and gloves are black. And I’m all for a “Bring back the Blue to the Jays” campaign. Hopefully they’ll do that with the rumoured new jersey that I heard about here.

  • marlowe | July 2, 2007 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”112361″][quote comment=”112356″]Man, that 2006 Canada Day jersey is hideous. I really miss the blue jay head/baseball/maple leaf logo.[/quote]
    I’ve often wondered why no fans have offered up a re-design of the old logo with the new jay head. I am sure it is very easy to do. Also, why the hell do the Blue Jays wear Black?[/quote]
    For the same reason the White Sox wear black I’m guessing. My feeling is, if you have a color in your name, that should be your primary color, seems simple. One exception is the Blackhawks, their red jerseys are so much better than their alternate black one. The Red Sox in green once in a while is OK to me as it’s paying homage to the locals, but I stress only once in a while – like twice a year tops.

    Red Wings wear red – Check
    Red Sox wear red – Check
    Blackhawks wear red – tradition and their black jersys arent as nice, they tried though
    White Sox wear black – huh?
    Blue Jays wear black – huh?
    Redskins wear a shade of red – Check[/quote]

    —–

    The Blackhawks wear red for the same reason the Redskins do – think about it.

  • thetook (stan) | July 2, 2007 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”112312″]The pink t-shirt with the “I’m gay” markered on is just re-diculous. Would those morons be chortling about any other group (blacks, Irish, the “physically challenged”, whatever)? I guess when you get a bunch of boys in their 20s together, stupidity invariably ensues.[/quote]

    yeah… i am a mets fan and i am a little pissed. you know you get a group of young guys and we got the veterans i mean shit julio franco can tell us how the world really started and gay bashing wow classy guys top noch humor. fucking jerkoffs.

  • Kyle at IU | July 2, 2007 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”112387″][quote comment=”112361″][quote comment=”112356″]Man, that 2006 Canada Day jersey is hideous. I really miss the blue jay head/baseball/maple leaf logo.[/quote]
    I’ve often wondered why no fans have offered up a re-design of the old logo with the new jay head. I am sure it is very easy to do. Also, why the hell do the Blue Jays wear Black?[/quote]
    For the same reason the White Sox wear black I’m guessing. My feeling is, if you have a color in your name, that should be your primary color, seems simple. One exception is the Blackhawks, their red jerseys are so much better than their alternate black one. The Red Sox in green once in a while is OK to me as it’s paying homage to the locals, but I stress only once in a while – like twice a year tops.

    Red Wings wear red – Check
    Red Sox wear red – Check
    Blackhawks wear red – tradition and their black jersys arent as nice, they tried though
    White Sox wear black – huh?
    Blue Jays wear black – huh?
    Redskins wear a shade of red – Check[/quote]

    The Blackhakws do have a lot of black in their uniform though. So at least they are somewhat faithful with the shorts and striping on the socks. Also the helmets and gloves are black. And I’m all for a “Bring back the Blue to the Jays” campaign. Hopefully they’ll do that with the rumoured new jersey that I heard about here.[/quote]

    One nice thing is that every bird team (Orioles, Cardinals, Blue Hens, etc) that I can think of in any sport remains faithful to the color of that bird…except the Blue Jays. True, there is some blue in the uniform, but it’s such a small amount. Plus, when was the last time you saw an actual blue jay with a significant amount of black on it? Here’s to a uni change for the Jays…

  • Anthony Memme | July 2, 2007 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”112387″]And I’m all for a “Bring back the Blue to the Jays” campaign. Hopefully they’ll do that with the rumoured new jersey that I heard about here.[/quote]

    That rumour sounded like a crock.

    These ugly new Jays logos are selling insanely well among the youths… I don’t see why the Jays would mess with it, as much as I and many others hate the way it looks.

  • Ronnie Poore | July 2, 2007 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”112332″]Odd that the Blue Hose appear to choose going sockless. Shouldn’t there be some type of team rule on that?[/quote]

    Not very “PC” of them is it?
    btw, Presbyterian College’s mascot is a Scotsman wearing a kilt…the better to show off his “blue hose”

  • Roger Faso | July 2, 2007 at 12:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”112376″][quote comment=”112372″][quote comment=”112299″]Speaking of Independence day, stay tuned for some pics of the always-awesome red, white, and blue A’s uniforms. They’re playing the Jays that day, too, I think it’ll be interesting to see how well “O, Canada” goes over with the crowd.[/quote]

    Those uniforms are awesome. I hope they sell the hats. I need a new one.

    The “O, Canada” should go over about as well as our own national anthem. The Bay Area is not the place for showey patriotism. You could probably play God Save the Queen and no one would notice.[/quote]

    Ironic that a city that has banned the US military from the city would also have a Military Appreciation night…

    The Giants should just have YMCA or It’s Raining Men played before the game as that would be more welcomed than the National Anthem of either country…[/quote]

    Let’s not confuse Oakland with SF.

    As for Military Appreciation night, the bay area is proud of it’s military heritage and history.

    Not even gonna comment on your anthem suggestions.

  • MikeyB | July 2, 2007 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”112329″]Apparently, Japan has dominated the two previous tournaments. WTF!

    At least we’re finally fielding a team. Looks like B and C-list college talent, but that should be more than enough to win this thing.

    http://www.usafootba...

    That’s because this is America’s first year in the World Cup of American Football.

  • John Baranowski | July 2, 2007 at 12:43 pm |

    i found a really interesting jersey for your ESPN column. I’m not one to be fooled by a fake jersey (i have 66 real ones, i’ve seen a lot of bad ones), this one intreagues me.

    take a look at this nordiques jersey, which the seller claims “1980′S QUEBEC NORDIQUES TEST ISSUE JERSEY

    IN THE LATE 80′S THE QUEBEC NORDIQUES TRY TO REFRESH THE JERSEY BUT THEY NEVER HAVE USE THE JERSEY.”

    pic

    now i’ve seen crap like this before, but this jersey looks REALLY well done to be a fake, especially with the stitching and the CCM tag, and the sleeve number stripes are a throwback to the original nords jerseys of the WHA.

    now i’ve been wrong before, but this thing deserves a look to see that if, perhaps, it is indeed a prototype jersey that slipped through the cracks. your thoughts?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    copy and paste it for the auction, the link doesn’t want to cooperate. (for the record, not my auction)

  • ThresherK | July 2, 2007 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”112329″]Apparently, Japan has dominated the two previous tournaments. WTF![/quote]

    Watoof, indeed!

    Plenty of CFL players learn the game at McGill, UOttawa, and other places north of the border. I’d have guessed the Canadians would have the best in this World Cup.

  • Ben63 | July 2, 2007 at 1:01 pm |

    I was in Pittsburgh last weekend and bought this tshirt from a street vendor. I was away yesterday but it made sense for yesterdays open thread.

  • Ben63 | July 2, 2007 at 1:05 pm |

    oops link

  • jesse young | July 2, 2007 at 1:13 pm |

    Hey, Paul

    I got a note for your prototype investigation This may sound silly but in the 1995 version of Madden NFL Football you could enter a secret code to unlock the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars even though they were one year away from being actual teams. The producers of the game gave both teams 99 overall ratings. I remeber this well bacause the Jags team you could unlock had a crazy helmet design and uniform that the team did not use, but the Panthers uniforms were right. Finding evidence of this is really going to be a bitch bacause you would need a Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo version of Madden ’95 and you need to find the secret code. I will try to find a screen grab put its gonna be hard.

  • Mets Fan in Chicago | July 2, 2007 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”112423″]oops link[/quote]

    THAT’S funny! Think they can make one for the Cubs? “Rebuilding since 1909”

  • Jason G. | July 2, 2007 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”112425″]Hey, Paul

    I got a note for your prototype investigation This may sound silly but in the 1995 version of Madden NFL Football you could enter a secret code to unlock the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars even though they were one year away from being actual teams. The producers of the game gave both teams 99 overall ratings. I remeber this well bacause the Jags team you could unlock had a crazy helmet design and uniform that the team did not use, but the Panthers uniforms were right. Finding evidence of this is really going to be a bitch bacause you would need a Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo version of Madden ’95 and you need to find the secret code. I will try to find a screen grab put its gonna be hard.[/quote]

    I’ve got an emulator at home. The code shouldn’t be hard to find. If anyone is interested I will see if I can get a screen shot when I get home. I can’t guarantee anything though.

  • allen | July 2, 2007 at 1:34 pm |

    the cool thing about this photo is the bubble he is blowing while sliding.

  • SWC Susan | July 2, 2007 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”112281″]Anybody see the logo on Morgan Pressel’s shirt in the women’s US Open yesterday? I couldn’t quite make out the logo. Perhaps making it bigger would have helped.

    http://cache.gettyim...

    Oh my god… I think I spit up half my chicken sandwich on that post!

  • Jon Stone | July 2, 2007 at 1:36 pm |

    I don’t know if this was mentioned on here already, and I missed it. Since the NHL is getting all new jerseys, Is the AHL doing the same?

  • Brooks | July 2, 2007 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”112392″][quote comment=”112387″][quote comment=”112361″][quote comment=”112356″]Man, that 2006 Canada Day jersey is hideous. I really miss the blue jay head/baseball/maple leaf logo.[/quote]
    I’ve often wondered why no fans have offered up a re-design of the old logo with the new jay head. I am sure it is very easy to do. Also, why the hell do the Blue Jays wear Black?[/quote]
    For the same reason the White Sox wear black I’m guessing. My feeling is, if you have a color in your name, that should be your primary color, seems simple. One exception is the Blackhawks, their red jerseys are so much better than their alternate black one. The Red Sox in green once in a while is OK to me as it’s paying homage to the locals, but I stress only once in a while – like twice a year tops.

    Red Wings wear red – Check
    Red Sox wear red – Check
    Blackhawks wear red – tradition and their black jersys arent as nice, they tried though
    White Sox wear black – huh?
    Blue Jays wear black – huh?
    Redskins wear a shade of red – Check[/quote]

    The Blackhakws do have a lot of black in their uniform though. So at least they are somewhat faithful with the shorts and striping on the socks. Also the helmets and gloves are black. And I’m all for a “Bring back the Blue to the Jays” campaign. Hopefully they’ll do that with the rumoured new jersey that I heard about here.[/quote]

    One nice thing is that every bird team (Orioles, Cardinals, Blue Hens, etc) that I can think of in any sport remains faithful to the color of that bird…except the Blue Jays. True, there is some blue in the uniform, but it’s such a small amount. Plus, when was the last time you saw an actual blue jay with a significant amount of black on it? Here’s to a uni change for the Jays…[/quote]

    It may just be me, but I see quite a bit of black in this bird.

  • possum | July 2, 2007 at 1:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”112435″]I don’t know if this was mentioned on here already, and I missed it. Since the NHL is getting all new jerseys, Is the AHL doing the same?[/quote]
    I’ve heard they’re going to the Swift/Sleek/WTFE jerseys.

  • SWC Susan | July 2, 2007 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”112356″]Man, that 2006 Canada Day jersey is hideous. I really miss the blue jay head/baseball/maple leaf logo.[/quote]
    I’ve often wondered why no fans have offered up a re-design of the old logo with the new jay head. I am sure it is very easy to do. Also, why the hell do the Blue Jays wear Black?[/quote]

    At least there IS black on a Blue Jay…

  • Liberty | July 2, 2007 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”112431″][quote comment=”112425″]Hey, Paul

    I got a note for your prototype investigation This may sound silly but in the 1995 version of Madden NFL Football you could enter a secret code to unlock the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars even though they were one year away from being actual teams. The producers of the game gave both teams 99 overall ratings. I remeber this well bacause the Jags team you could unlock had a crazy helmet design and uniform that the team did not use, but the Panthers uniforms were right. Finding evidence of this is really going to be a bitch bacause you would need a Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo version of Madden ’95 and you need to find the secret code. I will try to find a screen grab put its gonna be hard.[/quote]

    I’ve got an emulator at home. The code shouldn’t be hard to find. If anyone is interested I will see if I can get a screen shot when I get home. I can’t guarantee anything though.[/quote]

    Here are two screenshots from Madden ’95 in an emulator as the original post mentioned. In the second one, Jacksonville is the team at the top of the screen in the teal color.
    #1 and #2

  • allen | July 2, 2007 at 1:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”112376″][quote comment=”112372″][quote comment=”112299″]Speaking of Independence day, stay tuned for some pics of the always-awesome red, white, and blue A’s uniforms. They’re playing the Jays that day, too, I think it’ll be interesting to see how well “O, Canada” goes over with the crowd.[/quote]

    Those uniforms are awesome. I hope they sell the hats. I need a new one.

    The “O, Canada” should go over about as well as our own national anthem. The Bay Area is not the place for showey patriotism. You could probably play God Save the Queen and no one would notice.[/quote]

    Ironic that a city that has banned the US military from the city would also have a Military Appreciation night…

    The Giants should just have YMCA or It’s Raining Men played before the game as that would be more welcomed than the National Anthem of either country…[/quote]

    you are a moron. A city cannot BAN the military. A city can refuse to allow JROCC programs, but ban the military? That’s a joke.

    Now, about your homophobic jokes… fuck off. Moron.

  • daniel_sf | July 2, 2007 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”112391″][quote comment=”112312″]The pink t-shirt with the “I’m gay” markered on is just re-diculous. Would those morons be chortling about any other group (blacks, Irish, the “physically challenged”, whatever)? I guess when you get a bunch of boys in their 20s together, stupidity invariably ensues.[/quote]

    yeah… i am a mets fan and i am a little pissed. you know you get a group of young guys and we got the veterans i mean shit julio franco can tell us how the world really started and gay bashing wow classy guys top noch humor. fucking jerkoffs.[/quote]

    This “prank” (?) is just one example of bigotry and homophobia in professional sports. It really saddens me that we consider such a gesture a prank and players get away with it. As a previous poster wrote, such bigotry would never stand if it had to with race, ethnicity, etc.

    Aargh.

  • patrick | July 2, 2007 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”112316″]Here is the website for the USA football team. Great pics of Pop Warner uniforms in there as well if you hunt around.

    http://www.usafootba...

    FYI, a team of college football players (DII and DIII only i believe) take on a teams from canada, mexico etc.. its sort of an all star type team.

  • Jared Wheeler | July 2, 2007 at 2:06 pm |

    Uniforms are great!! Seeing lots of stars on this 1981-1982 All Star jersey

    here

    here

  • Jared Wheeler | July 2, 2007 at 2:08 pm |

    sorry link isn’t working..let me try again here

  • possum | July 2, 2007 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”112440″][quote comment=”112431″][quote comment=”112425″]Hey, Paul

    I got a note for your prototype investigation This may sound silly but in the 1995 version of Madden NFL Football you could enter a secret code to unlock the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars even though they were one year away from being actual teams. The producers of the game gave both teams 99 overall ratings. I remeber this well bacause the Jags team you could unlock had a crazy helmet design and uniform that the team did not use, but the Panthers uniforms were right. Finding evidence of this is really going to be a bitch bacause you would need a Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo version of Madden ’95 and you need to find the secret code. I will try to find a screen grab put its gonna be hard.[/quote]

    I’ve got an emulator at home. The code shouldn’t be hard to find. If anyone is interested I will see if I can get a screen shot when I get home. I can’t guarantee anything though.[/quote]

    Here are two screenshots from Madden ’95 in an emulator as the original post mentioned. In the second one, Jacksonville is the team at the top of the screen in the teal color.
    #1 and #2 [/quote]
    That leaping Jag logo was changed to their inaugural logo because the car company Jaguar thought there were too many similarities.

    And as for the homophobia which seems to be rampant on here today, you all should be ashamed.

  • Jason G. | July 2, 2007 at 2:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”112443″][quote comment=”112316″]Here is the website for the USA football team. Great pics of Pop Warner uniforms in there as well if you hunt around.

    http://www.usafootba...

    FYI, a team of college football players (DII and DIII only i believe) take on a teams from canada, mexico etc.. its sort of an all star type team.[/quote]

    One of the QB’s was 19-2 at TCU, which is DI. He also had some fairly impressive numbers.

  • James P. | July 2, 2007 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”112441″][quote comment=”112376″][quote comment=”112372″][quote comment=”112299″]Speaking of Independence day, stay tuned for some pics of the always-awesome red, white, and blue A’s uniforms. They’re playing the Jays that day, too, I think it’ll be interesting to see how well “O, Canada” goes over with the crowd.[/quote]

    Those uniforms are awesome. I hope they sell the hats. I need a new one.

    The “O, Canada” should go over about as well as our own national anthem. The Bay Area is not the place for showey patriotism. You could probably play God Save the Queen and no one would notice.[/quote]

    Ironic that a city that has banned the US military from the city would also have a Military Appreciation night…

    The Giants should just have YMCA or It’s Raining Men played before the game as that would be more welcomed than the National Anthem of either country…[/quote]

    you are a moron. A city cannot BAN the military. A city can refuse to allow JROCC programs, but ban the military? That’s a joke.

    Now, about your homophobic jokes… fuck off. Moron.[/quote]

    A little touchy are we?

    I misspoke, it wasn’t the military, but Military Recruiters

    And as for being homophobic, not in the least. My mother-in-law is a lesbian, and a close friend of mine growing up is gay. I guess a little tongue-in-cheek–oh, I shouldn’t use that term as that could be considered homophobic as well–a little joke as San Fran’s expense is ok when Jay Leno or other comedians does it, but I guess no one else…

  • Matthew S. | July 2, 2007 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”112453″][quote comment=”112443″][quote comment=”112316″]Here is the website for the USA football team. Great pics of Pop Warner uniforms in there as well if you hunt around.

    http://www.usafootba...

    FYI, a team of college football players (DII and DIII only i believe) take on a teams from canada, mexico etc.. its sort of an all star type team.[/quote]

    One of the QB’s was 19-2 at TCU, which is DI. He also had some fairly impressive numbers.[/quote]

    I think most of those schools were D-1, but I’m not sure patrick was referring to the US Team that’ll be playing in the World Cup, I think he was referring to another U.S. team that plays Canada and Mexico every now and then. Correct me if I’m wrong though.

  • patrick | July 2, 2007 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”112442″][quote comment=”112391″][quote comment=”112312″]The pink t-shirt with the “I’m gay” markered on is just re-diculous. Would those morons be chortling about any other group (blacks, Irish, the “physically challenged”, whatever)? I guess when you get a bunch of boys in their 20s together, stupidity invariably ensues.[/quote]

    yeah… i am a mets fan and i am a little pissed. you know you get a group of young guys and we got the veterans i mean shit julio franco can tell us how the world really started and gay bashing wow classy guys top noch humor. fucking jerkoffs.[/quote]

    This “prank” (?) is just one example of bigotry and homophobia in professional sports. It really saddens me that we consider such a gesture a prank and players get away with it. As a previous poster wrote, such bigotry would never stand if it had to with race, ethnicity, etc.

    Aargh.[/quote]

    I agree thats its quite offensive and inappropriate for that phrase, meaning etc to be used, however on the other hand, they are in their locker room, their “sanctuary” so to say. I’m sure no one expected that to be broadcast on the nightly news, espn etc etc. Now, I’d like to think that those responsible for such an act would feel bad that it got into the media, but just using the phrase to being with makes me doubt that. FYI, I use that phrase and i have no objections, problems etc etc with homosexuals or any other sexual orientation. Simply uttering the phrase doesn’t make one a homophobe. I might also mention, that ther aren’t too many college degrees on the mets.. or any tema for that matter, and college, I found is where the most enlightening(is that the right tense?) happens.

  • patrick | July 2, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”112453″][quote comment=”112443″][quote comment=”112316″]Here is the website for the USA football team. Great pics of Pop Warner uniforms in there as well if you hunt around.

    http://www.usafootba...

    FYI, a team of college football players (DII and DIII only i believe) take on a teams from canada, mexico etc.. its sort of an all star type team.[/quote]

    One of the QB’s was 19-2 at TCU, which is DI. He also had some fairly impressive numbers.[/quote

    I wasnt talking about the WC of american football, this is some goodwill game or something.

  • Joe Drennan | July 2, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    On Last Comic Standing this week there was a funny bit by one person talking about homophobia. To sum up his bit, the comic said if we treated people with other phobias the way we treat homophobes it would be some what amusing – say a person who scared to fly, telling them they have to accept flying for what it is and accept it reguardless of their fears. Of course the comic was much funnier than I am, but the bit was also a bit thought provoking.

  • SWC Susan | July 2, 2007 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”112449″]sorry link isn’t working..let me try again here[/quote]

    Those are cool!

  • patrick | July 2, 2007 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”112461″][quote comment=”112453″][quote comment=”112443″][quote comment=”112316″]Here is the website for the USA football team. Great pics of Pop Warner uniforms in there as well if you hunt around.

    http://www.usafootba...

    FYI, a team of college football players (DII and DIII only i believe) take on a teams from canada, mexico etc.. its sort of an all star type team.[/quote]

    One of the QB’s was 19-2 at TCU, which is DI. He also had some fairly impressive numbers.[/quote

    I wasnt talking about the WC of american football, this is some goodwill game or something.[/quote]

    Yes, thanks Matthew, its a separate series. I think I can get a picture of that teams jerseys (a kid i went to school played in the game).

  • Dan | July 2, 2007 at 2:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”112440″][quote comment=”112431″][quote comment=”112425″]Hey, Paul

    I got a note for your prototype investigation This may sound silly but in the 1995 version of Madden NFL Football you could enter a secret code to unlock the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars even though they were one year away from being actual teams. The producers of the game gave both teams 99 overall ratings. I remeber this well bacause the Jags team you could unlock had a crazy helmet design and uniform that the team did not use, but the Panthers uniforms were right. Finding evidence of this is really going to be a bitch bacause you would need a Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo version of Madden ’95 and you need to find the secret code. I will try to find a screen grab put its gonna be hard.[/quote]

    I’ve got an emulator at home. The code shouldn’t be hard to find. If anyone is interested I will see if I can get a screen shot when I get home. I can’t guarantee anything though.[/quote]

    Here are two screenshots from Madden ’95 in an emulator as the original post mentioned. In the second one, Jacksonville is the team at the top of the screen in the teal color.
    #1 and #2 [/quote]

    FAR/NEAR RB Sweep w/ Barry Sanders. It was UNSTOPPABLE. Those screencaps brough back big time memories…many hours in the dorm!

  • Eric | July 2, 2007 at 2:34 pm |

    Let’s not forget the Reds of the 70s had some pretty big name typography.
    http://detectovision...
    Which I happened to love, especially on Dave Concepcion.
    http://www.davidconc...

  • Jeremy Brahm | July 2, 2007 at 2:40 pm |

    For American Football World Cup, they have qualifying games against teams in their region, just like in the soccer world cup.

    However, with football helmets being relatively expensive for a semi-pro or amatuer sport (for many of these players), when the teams compete in their qualifying tournaments, they will wear their “team” helmet with the national team uniform, so you get some funky looks.

    Such as here

    You can see the USA helmets in this photo
    USA

    As for the Japanese baseball uniforms, even XL are like Medium to Large for us. If you are big guy it may not fit. Japan has still not figured out that some people are naturally larger than others.

    The main reason for no US participation was that there was not a national organization for American football, each organization, NFL, NCAA, NAIA, high schools, each felt that this was their own feifdom and did not want work together. Now with USA Football, we have a national organization and we can rightfully show the international teams, how football is played. Should the US games be blowouts, probably, but if they do not take it seriously, they will get awaken very quickly.

    I was hoping that Hines Ward would play for South Korea, but I knew that would never happen.

  • Jared Wheeler | July 2, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    The Chi White Sox, the team to first put the name on the back of the uni’s in 1960, had some big name typography as well during the mid to late 1960’s..looking for a photo

  • patrick | July 2, 2007 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”112464″][quote comment=”112461″][quote comment=”112453″][quote comment=”112443″][quote comment=”112316″]Here is the website for the USA football team. Great pics of Pop Warner uniforms in there as well if you hunt around.

    http://www.usafootba...

    FYI, a team of college football players (DII and DIII only i believe) take on a teams from canada, mexico etc.. its sort of an all star type team.[/quote]

    One of the QB’s was 19-2 at TCU, which is DI. He also had some fairly impressive numbers.[/quote

    I wasnt talking about the WC of american football, this is some goodwill game or something.[/quote]

    Yes, thanks Matthew, its a separate series. I think I can get a picture of that teams jerseys (a kid i went to school played in the game).[/quote]

    Alright, the game that the top DIII players face off against Mexican college players is called the Aztec Bowl, and its played every year. If you go to http://www.globalfoo... you can read about it under events. Its been played 35 times since the 1940’s…. wayyyy before the world cup of american football. Here’s one picture

    http://departments.k...

    Here’s another one

    http://campus.hws.ed...

  • tessa | July 2, 2007 at 2:44 pm |

    Hello, again, UniWatch! Thanks for the get well wishes the other day. I have been given a clean bill of health, and am feeling great.

    So I know “we” have “talked” about uniform superstitions such as switching uniforms and the like. Here is an article about Scott Proctor burning his equipment after allowing a walk-off walk. At first I asked “why,” and then it came to me – it would probably invalidate his contract to burn this arm.

  • Timmer | July 2, 2007 at 2:44 pm |

    IMO, people calling the Mets bigots are looking way too far into the situation. It’s childish, but people use “gay” as an insult nowadays. It’s not intended to make fun of people who are gay, it’s just an expression. I’m sure whoever made the shirt wasn’t thinking “gee, I hate gays, how can I humiliate them..”. It’s just a prank poking fun at how Wright thinks he’s a chick magnet.

  • Eric | July 2, 2007 at 2:50 pm |

    Umm, the color black has absolutely nothing to do with the name “Blackhawks”.

  • Joe Drennan | July 2, 2007 at 2:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”112479″]Umm, the color black has absolutely nothing to do with the name “Blackhawks”.[/quote]
    You’re right, the team founder, Major Mcglaucklin (Spelling?) named the team after Chief Blackhawks as he had great respect for him. Not sure where the red-white-black color scheme came from though.

  • jesse | July 2, 2007 at 2:53 pm |

    Last week the Mets had orange undershirts calling them clowns, and this week pink ones calling them gay. They can’t seem to do anything right.

  • LunchBox | July 2, 2007 at 3:00 pm |

    Interesting bit on Kaz Matsui’s uniform number:

    http://colorado.rock...

  • marlowe | July 2, 2007 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”112481″][quote comment=”112479″]Umm, the color black has absolutely nothing to do with the name “Blackhawks”.[/quote]
    You’re right, the team founder, Major Mcglaucklin (Spelling?) named the team after Chief Blackhawks as he had great respect for him. Not sure where the red-white-black color scheme came from though.[/quote]

    Not quite – McGlaughlin was an officer in the US Army Blackhawk Division during WWI. OF course that name does derive from Chief Blackhawk, and the red jerseys very likely from the now un-PC reference to the skin color of native Americans.

  • marlowe | July 2, 2007 at 3:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”112489″][quote comment=”112481″][quote comment=”112479″]Umm, the color black has absolutely nothing to do with the name “Blackhawks”.[/quote]
    You’re right, the team founder, Major Mcglaucklin (Spelling?) named the team after Chief Blackhawks as he had great respect for him. Not sure where the red-white-black color scheme came from though.[/quote]

    Not quite – McGlaughlin was an officer in the US Army Blackhawk Division during WWI. OF course that name does derive from Chief Blackhawk, and the red jerseys very likely from the now un-PC reference to the skin color of native Americans.[/quote]
    ______

    A bit better:
    Major McLaughlin chose the name Blackhawks for his team. There are a couple of different stories about why he chose that name. The first one says that during World War I, McLaughlin had served as commander of the 333rd Machine-Gun Battalion of the 85th (Blackhawk) division of the U.S. Army. The division’s nickname commemorated Black Hawk, a prominent Indian of the early 1800’s, so McLaughlin chose the Blackhawks for the team’s name in honor of his military unit. The second story says that the Major had a restaurant in Chicago called The Blackhawk and he named the team the Blackhawks to get a little free advertising for his restaurant. There’s probably a little truth to both stories.

  • tony payne | July 2, 2007 at 3:07 pm |

    Sneak preview of the new LA Galaxy home jersey accidentally posted on Adidas’s store website (taken down now)
    Link

  • schuby | July 2, 2007 at 3:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”112474″]The Chi White Sox, the team to first put the name on the back of the uni’s in 1960, had some big name typography as well during the mid to late 1960’s..looking for a photo[/quote]

    Gotcha right here.

  • patrick | July 2, 2007 at 3:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”112491″]Sneak preview of the new LA Galaxy home jersey accidentally posted on Adidas’s store website (taken down now)
    Link[/quote]

    That will be the finest jersey in the MLS… the only competition will be from DC United who I think has a very classic look. The change of crest as well as colors in delightful, its a shame they used a template though.

  • allen | July 2, 2007 at 3:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”112477″]IMO, people calling the Mets bigots are looking way too far into the situation. It’s childish, but people use “gay” as an insult nowadays. It’s not intended to make fun of people who are gay, it’s just an expression. I’m sure whoever made the shirt wasn’t thinking “gee, I hate gays, how can I humiliate them..”. It’s just a prank poking fun at how Wright thinks he’s a chick magnet.[/quote]

    What makes it okay to use “gay” as an insult? Because people do it therefore it’s okay? Slavery; it was done by people, was it okay? At the time, their argument was the same as your. Pathetic.

  • Robert | July 2, 2007 at 3:22 pm |

    Is there any chance that all sides can drop debates homosexuality, race, religion and so forth? Posts on either side of these issues bore me to death and take away much of the fun of this site.

  • Chad G | July 2, 2007 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”112497″][quote comment=”112477″]IMO, people calling the Mets bigots are looking way too far into the situation. It’s childish, but people use “gay” as an insult nowadays. It’s not intended to make fun of people who are gay, it’s just an expression. I’m sure whoever made the shirt wasn’t thinking “gee, I hate gays, how can I humiliate them..”. It’s just a prank poking fun at how Wright thinks he’s a chick magnet.[/quote]

    What makes it okay to use “gay” as an insult? Because people do it therefore it’s okay? Slavery; it was done by people, was it okay? At the time, their argument was the same as your. Pathetic.[/quote]

    Oh jesus, can we all just shut up already. This is so rediculous. Like your are all saints and have never used an insult that wasn’t politically correct.

  • Chad G | July 2, 2007 at 3:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”112503″][quote comment=”112497″][quote comment=”112477″]IMO, people calling the Mets bigots are looking way too far into the situation. It’s childish, but people use “gay” as an insult nowadays. It’s not intended to make fun of people who are gay, it’s just an expression. I’m sure whoever made the shirt wasn’t thinking “gee, I hate gays, how can I humiliate them..”. It’s just a prank poking fun at how Wright thinks he’s a chick magnet.[/quote]

    What makes it okay to use “gay” as an insult? Because people do it therefore it’s okay? Slavery; it was done by people, was it okay? At the time, their argument was the same as your. Pathetic.[/quote][/quote]

    Oh jesus, can we all just shut up already. This is so rediculous. Like your are all saints and have never used an insult that wasn’t politically correct.

    *spelling corrected…it was bothering me

  • Chad G | July 2, 2007 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”112504″][quote comment=”112503″][quote comment=”112497″][quote comment=”112477″]IMO, people calling the Mets bigots are looking way too far into the situation. It’s childish, but people use “gay” as an insult nowadays. It’s not intended to make fun of people who are gay, it’s just an expression. I’m sure whoever made the shirt wasn’t thinking “gee, I hate gays, how can I humiliate them..”. It’s just a prank poking fun at how Wright thinks he’s a chick magnet.[/quote]

    What makes it okay to use “gay” as an insult? Because people do it therefore it’s okay? Slavery; it was done by people, was it okay? At the time, their argument was the same as your. Pathetic.[/quote][/quote][/quote]

    Oh jesus, can we all just shut up already. This is so ridiculous. Like you’re are all saints and have never used an insult that wasn’t politically correct.

    *spelling corrected…it was bothering me
    damnit, now it is

  • Teebz | July 2, 2007 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”112435″]I don’t know if this was mentioned on here already, and I missed it. Since the NHL is getting all new jerseys, Is the AHL doing the same?[/quote]

    They are following the lead of the NHL, and will have new jerseys in the same design template as the NHL.

  • Tim | July 2, 2007 at 3:55 pm |

    Question for the legion of experts out there:

    In doing some research, I found an unsubstantiated claim that Penn was the first college football team to wear uniform numbers regularly, in 1913. Upon further research, I actually found photographic evidence dating them back to 1911 (but definitely not earlier).

    All my Google might couldn’t bring up anything definitive on the history of college football uni numbers – does anyone know if this is the earliest instance of their use?

  • Cathy | July 2, 2007 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”112496″][quote comment=”112491″]Sneak preview of the new LA Galaxy home jersey accidentally posted on Adidas’s store website (taken down now)
    Link[/quote]

    That will be the finest jersey in the MLS… the only competition will be from DC United who I think has a very classic look. The change of crest as well as colors in delightful, its a shame they used a template though.[/quote]

    I don’t know…I liked the green and gold color scheme better….that new jersey looks boring to me. Same ol’ Adidas template…zzzzzz

  • Jared Wheeler | July 2, 2007 at 4:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”112493″][quote comment=”112474″]The Chi White Sox, the team to first put the name on the back of the uni’s in 1960, had some big name typography as well during the mid to late 1960’s..looking for a photo[/quote]

    Gotcha right here.[/quote]

    Thank You Much!! It carried over to when they wore the blue flannel as well–and of course their home pin’s

  • Paul Lukas | July 2, 2007 at 4:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”112471″]Let’s not forget the Reds of the 70s had some pretty big name typography.
    http://detectovision...
    Which I happened to love, especially on Dave Concepcion.
    http://www.davidconc...

    Mike Edgerly asked for this design style on his membership card, and we obliged.

  • Paul Lukas | July 2, 2007 at 4:11 pm |

    Using “gay” as an insult = wrong.

    Many of us have done it anyway = yes.

    Which actually makes it worse, because doing something that you KNOW is wrong, and doing it anyway, is particularly pathetic = definitely.

    Now let’s move on.

  • rc | July 2, 2007 at 4:22 pm |

    New home jersey for Lille (France’s 1st Division – Soccer). Talk about logo creep, Airness has pretty much made a billboard. These are horrendus.

  • rc | July 2, 2007 at 4:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”112515″][quote comment=”112496″][quote comment=”112491″]Sneak preview of the new LA Galaxy home jersey accidentally posted on Adidas’s store website (taken down now)
    Link[/quote]

    That will be the finest jersey in the MLS… the only competition will be from DC United who I think has a very classic look. The change of crest as well as colors in delightful, its a shame they used a template though.[/quote]

    I don’t know…I liked the green and gold color scheme better….that new jersey looks boring to me. Same ol’ Adidas template…zzzzzz[/quote]

    Looks to me like they are trying to emulate the white and black of Real Madrid, and a flair of yellow to call it thier own. If you watch the games lately, the Galaxy predominatley wear the whites, and the yellows have been ditched for the most part. Looks like the green will be completely phased out. Alexi Lalas (destroying US Soccer on and off the field in whatever way he can) has been quoted as wanted to emulation the Galacticos, as Real Madrid are known. Lame.

  • rc | July 2, 2007 at 4:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”112530″][quote comment=”112515″][quote comment=”112496″][quote comment=”112491″]Sneak preview of the new LA Galaxy home jersey accidentally posted on Adidas’s store website (taken down now)
    Link[/quote]

    That will be the finest jersey in the MLS… the only competition will be from DC United who I think has a very classic look. The change of crest as well as colors in delightful, its a shame they used a template though.[/quote]

    I don’t know…I liked the green and gold color scheme better….that new jersey looks boring to me. Same ol’ Adidas template…zzzzzz[/quote]

    Looks to me like they are trying to emulate the white and black of Real Madrid, and a flair of yellow to call it thier own. If you watch the games lately, the Galaxy predominatley wear the whites, and the yellows have been ditched for the most part. Looks like the green will be completely phased out. Alexi Lalas (destroying US Soccer on and off the field in whatever way he can) has been quoted as wanted to emulation the Galacticos, as Real Madrid are known. Lame.[/quote]

    Wow, I meant wanting to emulate, not sure what I was writing.

  • lockbull | July 2, 2007 at 4:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”112517″][quote comment=”112471″]Let’s not forget the Reds of the 70s had some pretty big name typography.
    http://detectovision...
    Which I happened to love, especially on Dave Concepcion.
    http://www.davidconc...

    Mike Edgerly asked for this design style on his membership card, and we obliged.[/quote]
    … and I’m VERY grateful!

    Mike Edgerley a.k.a LockBull

  • patrick | July 2, 2007 at 4:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”112530″][quote comment=”112515″][quote comment=”112496″][quote comment=”112491″]Sneak preview of the new LA Galaxy home jersey accidentally posted on Adidas’s store website (taken down now)
    Link[/quote]

    That will be the finest jersey in the MLS… the only competition will be from DC United who I think has a very classic look. The change of crest as well as colors in delightful, its a shame they used a template though.[/quote]

    I don’t know…I liked the green and gold color scheme better….that new jersey looks boring to me. Same ol’ Adidas template…zzzzzz[/quote]

    Looks to me like they are trying to emulate the white and black of Real Madrid, and a flair of yellow to call it thier own. If you watch the games lately, the Galaxy predominatley wear the whites, and the yellows have been ditched for the most part. Looks like the green will be completely phased out. Alexi Lalas (destroying US Soccer on and off the field in whatever way he can) has been quoted as wanted to emulation the Galacticos, as Real Madrid are known. Lame.[/quote]

    I’m not sure whats lame about that… moving away from the JOKE of a league we were seen as with names like mutiny, fusion, rapids? Whats wrong with taking a page out of the classics and trying to look more respectable? The prior galaxy jerseys looked like intramural ultimate frisbee jerseys from wesleyan or something. These look far more respectable and less vomit inducing. And in case you havent noticed, most MLS teams that have made uni switches (im not counting NY because their a corporate soccer advertisement) have gone to more classic soccer look. I just dont see te bad in it.

  • ScottyJ in WV | July 2, 2007 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”112517″][quote comment=”112471″]Let’s not forget the Reds of the 70s had some pretty big name typography.
    http://detectovision...
    Which I happened to love, especially on Dave Concepcion.
    http://www.davidconc...

    Mike Edgerly asked for this design style on his membership card, and we obliged.[/quote]

    Eric, I dig the ‘big name’ look of the 70s Reds too!

    Paul, when I finally get around to it, that’s what I want to go with on my card as well.

  • todd krevanchi | July 2, 2007 at 4:49 pm |

    in reading the matsui piece i saw this advert for the all star game and noticed the silhouetted player

    i immediately thought it was the silhouette of this guy, who dressed to the nines has used since 2001…

  • patrick | July 2, 2007 at 4:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”112538″][quote comment=”112530″][quote comment=”112515″][quote comment=”112496″][quote comment=”112491″]Sneak preview of the new LA Galaxy home jersey accidentally posted on Adidas’s store website (taken down now)
    Link[/quote]

    That will be the finest jersey in the MLS… the only competition will be from DC United who I think has a very classic look. The change of crest as well as colors in delightful, its a shame they used a template though.[/quote]

    I don’t know…I liked the green and gold color scheme better….that new jersey looks boring to me. Same ol’ Adidas template…zzzzzz[/quote]

    Looks to me like they are trying to emulate the white and black of Real Madrid, and a flair of yellow to call it thier own. If you watch the games lately, the Galaxy predominatley wear the whites, and the yellows have been ditched for the most part. Looks like the green will be completely phased out. Alexi Lalas (destroying US Soccer on and off the field in whatever way he can) has been quoted as wanted to emulation the Galacticos, as Real Madrid are known. Lame.[/quote]

    I’m not sure whats lame about that… moving away from the JOKE of a league we were seen as with names like mutiny, fusion, rapids? Whats wrong with taking a page out of the classics and trying to look more respectable? The prior galaxy jerseys looked like intramural ultimate frisbee jerseys from wesleyan or something. These look far more respectable and less vomit inducing. And in case you havent noticed, most MLS teams that have made uni switches (im not counting NY because their a corporate soccer advertisement) have gone to more classic soccer look. I just dont see te bad in it.[/quote]

    I should note, I didnt just mean team names, but also jerseys, color schemes etc.

  • schuby | July 2, 2007 at 4:52 pm |

    http://arizona.diamo...

    Where it says “Webb needs your help to repeat as All-Star”, look at his pic. He’s wearing the old cap with the new logo. I guess they made both styles of cap, but i don’t know why. Wouldn’t be just a waste of money?

  • Patrick Jonas | July 2, 2007 at 4:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”112318″]No idea if this can be found anywhere, but I seem to remember that they also wore a special Canada day cap as well. I think I even purchased one back in the day.[/quote]

    I have one from 1997. It’s got a red lid with a blue bill and the regular logo from that season.

  • JP | July 2, 2007 at 4:54 pm |

    The NY Rangers signed Chris Drury and Scott Gomez, who both wear #23. At the press conference today, they were each given a #23 jersey and flipped a puck for the number.

    http://www.nyrangers...

  • Dan | July 2, 2007 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”112542″][quote comment=”112538″][quote comment=”112530″][quote comment=”112515″][quote comment=”112496″][quote comment=”112491″]Sneak preview of the new LA Galaxy home jersey accidentally posted on Adidas’s store website (taken down now)
    Link[/quote]

    That will be the finest jersey in the MLS… the only competition will be from DC United who I think has a very classic look. The change of crest as well as colors in delightful, its a shame they used a template though.[/quote]

    I don’t know…I liked the green and gold color scheme better….that new jersey looks boring to me. Same ol’ Adidas template…zzzzzz[/quote]

    Looks to me like they are trying to emulate the white and black of Real Madrid, and a flair of yellow to call it thier own. If you watch the games lately, the Galaxy predominatley wear the whites, and the yellows have been ditched for the most part. Looks like the green will be completely phased out. Alexi Lalas (destroying US Soccer on and off the field in whatever way he can) has been quoted as wanted to emulation the Galacticos, as Real Madrid are known. Lame.[/quote]

    I’m not sure whats lame about that… moving away from the JOKE of a league we were seen as with names like mutiny, fusion, rapids? Whats wrong with taking a page out of the classics and trying to look more respectable? The prior galaxy jerseys looked like intramural ultimate frisbee jerseys from wesleyan or something. These look far more respectable and less vomit inducing. And in case you havent noticed, most MLS teams that have made uni switches (im not counting NY because their a corporate soccer advertisement) have gone to more classic soccer look. I just dont see te bad in it.[/quote]

    I should note, I didnt just mean team names, but also jerseys, color schemes etc.[/quote]

    Just seems a bit poser-ish to have a Real Salt Lake or FC Dallas or Chivas USA…that’s the Euro way of naming teams. Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew…that’s how teams are named in the US. City…name. Not Name…City. I would think that would inspire less respect from across the pond. “look at the yanks…copying our names. Wankers.”

    Now the DC United works. I realize that is’ a rip on Manchester United…but that one, of all the others, works the best.

    Just seems like the little brother trying to copy the big brother, to me.

  • lockbull | July 2, 2007 at 5:10 pm |

    Alexi Lalas (destroying US Soccer on and off the field in whatever way he can) has been quoted as wanted to emulation the Galacticos, as Real Madrid are known. Lame.

    I think Lalas has a great idea! We should spread that concept to all sports here in the U.S! Here are some I dreamed up!

    San Antonio (NBA) – S.A. Hotspur
    Oakland (MLB) – Atletico Oakland
    Indiana (NBA) – Racing Indianapolis
    Boston (NBA) – (just plain) Celtic
    Texas (MLB) and New York (NHL) (just plain) Rangers
    NOTE: The new “Rangers” will have a feud with the new “Celtic” called the “New Firm” even though they’re all in different sports
    Kansas City (MLB) – Real K.C.
    Sacramento (NBA) – Real Sacramento
    Washington (MLB) – Nacional

    Any others?

  • Jason G. | July 2, 2007 at 5:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”112543″]http://arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=ari

    Where it says “Webb needs your help to repeat as All-Star”, look at his pic. He’s wearing the old cap with the new logo. I guess they made both styles of cap, but i don’t know why. Wouldn’t be just a waste of money?[/quote]

    Actually that kind of looks like black. I think it’s just some sort of camera trick that makes it look gray. The underbill looks like it matches the color of the logo. Other shots of him in that style of hat shows the black underbill.

  • patrick | July 2, 2007 at 5:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”112547″][quote comment=”112542″][quote comment=”112538″][quote comment=”112530″][quote comment=”112515″][quote comment=”112496″][quote comment=”112491″]Sneak preview of the new LA Galaxy home jersey accidentally posted on Adidas’s store website (taken down now)
    Link[/quote]

    That will be the finest jersey in the MLS… the only competition will be from DC United who I think has a very classic look. The change of crest as well as colors in delightful, its a shame they used a template though.[/quote]

    I don’t know…I liked the green and gold color scheme better….that new jersey looks boring to me. Same ol’ Adidas template…zzzzzz[/quote]

    Looks to me like they are trying to emulate the white and black of Real Madrid, and a flair of yellow to call it thier own. If you watch the games lately, the Galaxy predominatley wear the whites, and the yellows have been ditched for the most part. Looks like the green will be completely phased out. Alexi Lalas (destroying US Soccer on and off the field in whatever way he can) has been quoted as wanted to emulation the Galacticos, as Real Madrid are known. Lame.[/quote]

    I’m not sure whats lame about that… moving away from the JOKE of a league we were seen as with names like mutiny, fusion, rapids? Whats wrong with taking a page out of the classics and trying to look more respectable? The prior galaxy jerseys looked like intramural ultimate frisbee jerseys from wesleyan or something. These look far more respectable and less vomit inducing. And in case you havent noticed, most MLS teams that have made uni switches (im not counting NY because their a corporate soccer advertisement) have gone to more classic soccer look. I just dont see te bad in it.[/quote]

    I should note, I didnt just mean team names, but also jerseys, color schemes etc.[/quote]

    Just seems a bit poser-ish to have a Real Salt Lake or FC Dallas or Chivas USA…that’s the Euro way of naming teams. Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew…that’s how teams are named in the US. City…name. Not Name…City. I would think that would inspire less respect from across the pond. “look at the yanks…copying our names. Wankers.”

    Now the DC United works. I realize that is’ a rip on Manchester United…but that one, of all the others, works the best.

    Just seems like the little brother trying to copy the big brother, to me.[/quote]

    But you dont think they were laughing when they found out the name of a team was the colorado rapids? or the tampa bay mutiny? Those names belong attached to a kids team, not a professional soccer team, I’m not saying use FC with everything, althought I do like that style. I like what houston did… Dynamo is neither “euro centric” nor kitschy (sp?).

  • Chip | July 2, 2007 at 5:30 pm |

    Nothing like going to a Presbyterian game in person and hearing the entire student body yelling “Go Hose” at the top of their lungs when the cheerleaders direct them to.

  • Dan | July 2, 2007 at 5:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”112556″][quote comment=”112547″][quote comment=”112542″][quote comment=”112538″][quote comment=”112530″][quote comment=”112515″][quote comment=”112496″][quote comment=”112491″]Sneak preview of the new LA Galaxy home jersey accidentally posted on Adidas’s store website (taken down now)
    Link[/quote]

    That will be the finest jersey in the MLS… the only competition will be from DC United who I think has a very classic look. The change of crest as well as colors in delightful, its a shame they used a template though.[/quote]

    I don’t know…I liked the green and gold color scheme better….that new jersey looks boring to me. Same ol’ Adidas template…zzzzzz[/quote]

    Looks to me like they are trying to emulate the white and black of Real Madrid, and a flair of yellow to call it thier own. If you watch the games lately, the Galaxy predominatley wear the whites, and the yellows have been ditched for the most part. Looks like the green will be completely phased out. Alexi Lalas (destroying US Soccer on and off the field in whatever way he can) has been quoted as wanted to emulation the Galacticos, as Real Madrid are known. Lame.[/quote]

    I’m not sure whats lame about that… moving away from the JOKE of a league we were seen as with names like mutiny, fusion, rapids? Whats wrong with taking a page out of the classics and trying to look more respectable? The prior galaxy jerseys looked like intramural ultimate frisbee jerseys from wesleyan or something. These look far more respectable and less vomit inducing. And in case you havent noticed, most MLS teams that have made uni switches (im not counting NY because their a corporate soccer advertisement) have gone to more classic soccer look. I just dont see te bad in it.[/quote]

    I should note, I didnt just mean team names, but also jerseys, color schemes etc.[/quote]

    Just seems a bit poser-ish to have a Real Salt Lake or FC Dallas or Chivas USA…that’s the Euro way of naming teams. Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew…that’s how teams are named in the US. City…name. Not Name…City. I would think that would inspire less respect from across the pond. “look at the yanks…copying our names. Wankers.”

    Now the DC United works. I realize that is’ a rip on Manchester United…but that one, of all the others, works the best.

    Just seems like the little brother trying to copy the big brother, to me.[/quote]

    But you dont think they were laughing when they found out the name of a team was the colorado rapids? or the tampa bay mutiny? Those names belong attached to a kids team, not a professional soccer team, I’m not saying use FC with everything, althought I do like that style. I like what houston did… Dynamo is neither “euro centric” nor kitschy (sp?).[/quote]

    Sure, the names chosen could have been better…(I was never a fan of singular names. Heat, Lightning, Magic. Team names should be plural. Or end in S…or X). Like I said, it just strikes me as a little weak to adopt that style of team name.

    Like the earlier post (#138) the guy mentioned Celtic. That’s THEIR way of naming a team. Boston Celtics is our way. Not saying one is better than the other. Just what we’re used to…the established format State-side, you know?

    I’d hate to see it spread:
    Terps MD
    Jazz Salt Lake
    Yankees NY
    Toronto Raptors (oh…wait. Guess that one can’t really suck anymore than it does, huh?)

  • Paul Lukas | July 2, 2007 at 5:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”112539″]Paul, when I finally get around to it, that’s what I want to go with on my card as well.[/quote]

    Get around to it now!

  • cathy | July 2, 2007 at 5:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”112556″][quote comment=”112547″][quote comment=”112542″][quote comment=”112538″][quote comment=”112530″][quote comment=”112515″][quote comment=”112496″][quote comment=”112491″]Sneak preview of the new LA Galaxy home jersey accidentally posted on Adidas’s store website (taken down now)
    Link[/quote]

    That will be the finest jersey in the MLS… the only competition will be from DC United who I think has a very classic look. The change of crest as well as colors in delightful, its a shame they used a template though.[/quote]

    I don’t know…I liked the green and gold color scheme better….that new jersey looks boring to me. Same ol’ Adidas template…zzzzzz[/quote]

    Looks to me like they are trying to emulate the white and black of Real Madrid, and a flair of yellow to call it thier own. If you watch the games lately, the Galaxy predominatley wear the whites, and the yellows have been ditched for the most part. Looks like the green will be completely phased out. Alexi Lalas (destroying US Soccer on and off the field in whatever way he can) has been quoted as wanted to emulation the Galacticos, as Real Madrid are known. Lame.[/quote]

    I’m not sure whats lame about that… moving away from the JOKE of a league we were seen as with names like mutiny, fusion, rapids? Whats wrong with taking a page out of the classics and trying to look more respectable? The prior galaxy jerseys looked like intramural ultimate frisbee jerseys from wesleyan or something. These look far more respectable and less vomit inducing. And in case you havent noticed, most MLS teams that have made uni switches (im not counting NY because their a corporate soccer advertisement) have gone to more classic soccer look. I just dont see te bad in it.[/quote]

    I should note, I didnt just mean team names, but also jerseys, color schemes etc.[/quote]

    Just seems a bit poser-ish to have a Real Salt Lake or FC Dallas or Chivas USA…that’s the Euro way of naming teams. Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew…that’s how teams are named in the US. City…name. Not Name…City. I would think that would inspire less respect from across the pond. “look at the yanks…copying our names. Wankers.”

    Now the DC United works. I realize that is’ a rip on Manchester United…but that one, of all the others, works the best.

    Just seems like the little brother trying to copy the big brother, to me.[/quote]

    But you dont think they were laughing when they found out the name of a team was the colorado rapids? or the tampa bay mutiny? Those names belong attached to a kids team, not a professional soccer team, I’m not saying use FC with everything, althought I do like that style. I like what houston did… Dynamo is neither “euro centric” nor kitschy (sp?).[/quote]

    Don’t forget the “Atletico” and “Sporting” in lieu of the “FC”

    Sporting D.C.
    Atletico San Antonio

    …etc.

  • John Baranowski | July 2, 2007 at 5:45 pm |

    Hey Paul,

    don’t mean to be a bother, but being a hockey jersey fanatic, i’m quite curious

    has anybody seen this thing before?
    is it a prototype nords jersey that was never game worn?

    http://capsports2000...

    the stitching and tag and CCM thing make it look pretty authentic…i just wonder if anybody else has ever seen this or anything like it

  • possum | July 2, 2007 at 5:51 pm |

    Some people who are less cool than we are dissect NCAA FB’s new unis.

  • Stuby | July 2, 2007 at 6:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”112556″][quote comment=”112547″][quote comment=”112542″][quote comment=”112538″][quote comment=”112530″][quote comment=”112515″][quote comment=”112496″][quote comment=”112491″]Sneak preview of the new LA Galaxy home jersey accidentally posted on Adidas’s store website (taken down now)
    Link[/quote]

    That will be the finest jersey in the MLS… the only competition will be from DC United who I think has a very classic look. The change of crest as well as colors in delightful, its a shame they used a template though.[/quote]

    I don’t know…I liked the green and gold color scheme better….that new jersey looks boring to me. Same ol’ Adidas template…zzzzzz[/quote]

    Looks to me like they are trying to emulate the white and black of Real Madrid, and a flair of yellow to call it thier own. If you watch the games lately, the Galaxy predominatley wear the whites, and the yellows have been ditched for the most part. Looks like the green will be completely phased out. Alexi Lalas (destroying US Soccer on and off the field in whatever way he can) has been quoted as wanted to emulation the Galacticos, as Real Madrid are known. Lame.[/quote]

    I’m not sure whats lame about that… moving away from the JOKE of a league we were seen as with names like mutiny, fusion, rapids? Whats wrong with taking a page out of the classics and trying to look more respectable? The prior galaxy jerseys looked like intramural ultimate frisbee jerseys from wesleyan or something. These look far more respectable and less vomit inducing. And in case you havent noticed, most MLS teams that have made uni switches (im not counting NY because their a corporate soccer advertisement) have gone to more classic soccer look. I just dont see te bad in it.[/quote]

    I should note, I didnt just mean team names, but also jerseys, color schemes etc.[/quote]

    Just seems a bit poser-ish to have a Real Salt Lake or FC Dallas or Chivas USA…that’s the Euro way of naming teams. Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew…that’s how teams are named in the US. City…name. Not Name…City. I would think that would inspire less respect from across the pond. “look at the yanks…copying our names. Wankers.”

    Now the DC United works. I realize that is’ a rip on Manchester United…but that one, of all the others, works the best.

    Just seems like the little brother trying to copy the big brother, to me.[/quote]

    But you dont think they were laughing when they found out the name of a team was the colorado rapids? or the tampa bay mutiny? Those names belong attached to a kids team, not a professional soccer team, I’m not saying use FC with everything, althought I do like that style. I like what houston did… Dynamo is neither “euro centric” nor kitschy (sp?).[/quote]
    Didn’t they rip off the name from this team, though?

  • alex | July 2, 2007 at 6:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”112314″]I know if there’s anyone out there with the answer, they’d be here. I need to get some Japanese baseball stuff for my brother-in-law’s birthday gift, can anyone suggest a merchant on-line who has a good reputation and a good sized selection?[/quote]

    Check out distant replays (I’m sure Paul would appreciate you click through the banner at the top of the page). They have a bunch of Japanese baseball t-shirts on sale. I ordered some a couple days ago.

  • odessasteps | July 2, 2007 at 6:27 pm |

    Apropos of nothing, I just got this hat from the single A Augusta Greenjackets.

    http://www.starstruc...

  • Jason | July 2, 2007 at 7:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”112560″]Nothing like going to a Presbyterian game in person and hearing the entire student body yelling “Go Hose” at the top of their lungs when the cheerleaders direct them to.[/quote]

    Awesome. I guess that would be somewhat akin to yelling “Let’s Go Peay!” at Austin Peay games.

  • Sam Mc | July 2, 2007 at 7:13 pm |

    Clemens has high socks in the first inning? Looks weird I haven’t seen him in high socks ever.

  • diz | July 2, 2007 at 7:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”112549″]
    Boston (NBA) – (just plain) Celtic
    Texas (MLB) and New York (NHL) (just plain) Rangers
    NOTE: The new “Rangers” will have a feud with the new “Celtic” called the “New Firm” even though they’re all in different sports[/quote]

    except that the New Firm already exists – it’s Aberdeen and Dundee United.

  • Stuby | July 2, 2007 at 8:00 pm |

    I just saw on TV some jackass in the crowd at Yankee Stadium wearing a #15 jersey with MUNSON on the back. WHY?!?

  • Mike D. | July 2, 2007 at 8:05 pm |

    Benfica presented their new jerseys today. I love the red jersey. It has a simple, classic look to it.

  • James P. | July 2, 2007 at 8:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”112618″]I just saw on TV some jackass in the crowd at Yankee Stadium wearing a #15 jersey with MUNSON on the back. WHY?!?[/quote]

    and this means what?

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | July 2, 2007 at 8:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”112622″][quote comment=”112618″]I just saw on TV some jackass in the crowd at Yankee Stadium wearing a #15 jersey with MUNSON on the back. WHY?!?[/quote]

    and this means what?[/quote]

    We don’t take kindly to fans who wear jerseys with names on them where they don’t belong. The least the guy could do is remove the MUNSON with some scissors.

  • Stuby | July 2, 2007 at 8:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”112622″][quote comment=”112618″]I just saw on TV some jackass in the crowd at Yankee Stadium wearing a #15 jersey with MUNSON on the back. WHY?!?[/quote]

    and this means what?[/quote]
    A) Yankee jerseys don’t have names on the back

    B) #15 is retired for Thurman Munson, so its not really necessary.

    C) This was at Yankee Stadium, so everyone there should know who #15 was.

    D) YANKEE JERSEYS DON’T HAVE NAMES ON THE BACK!

  • Brian from Short Island | July 2, 2007 at 8:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”112549″]Alexi Lalas (destroying US Soccer on and off the field in whatever way he can) has been quoted as wanted to emulation the Galacticos, as Real Madrid are known. Lame.

    I think Lalas has a great idea! We should spread that concept to all sports here in the U.S! Here are some I dreamed up!

    San Antonio (NBA) – S.A. Hotspur
    Oakland (MLB) – Atletico Oakland
    Indiana (NBA) – Racing Indianapolis
    Boston (NBA) – (just plain) Celtic
    Texas (MLB) and New York (NHL) (just plain) Rangers
    NOTE: The new “Rangers” will have a feud with the new “Celtic” called the “New Firm” even though they’re all in different sports
    Kansas City (MLB) – Real K.C.
    Sacramento (NBA) – Real Sacramento
    Washington (MLB) – Nacional

    Any others?[/quote]
    LOL!

    I’ve always found it hilarious that the only Spurs supporter in the NBA (Steve Nash) has spent his career as a rival of the S.A. Spurs

  • Brian from Short Island | July 2, 2007 at 8:29 pm |

    and if you get into team nicknames, you can have teams like New Jersey Red Devils and St. Louis Blues (oh wait!)

  • lockbull | July 2, 2007 at 8:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”112607″][quote comment=”112549″]
    Boston (NBA) – (just plain) Celtic
    Texas (MLB) and New York (NHL) (just plain) Rangers
    NOTE: The new “Rangers” will have a feud with the new “Celtic” called the “New Firm” even though they’re all in different sports[/quote]

    except that the New Firm already exists – it’s Aberdeen and Dundee United.[/quote]

    Yeah, but the U.S. has no problem co-opting rivalry names, witness the branding of the L.A. Galaxy – Chivas USA matchup as “Superclasico”, as if Boca-River didn’t exist.

  • lockbull | July 2, 2007 at 9:05 pm |

    I’ve always found it hilarious that the only Spurs supporter in the NBA (Steve Nash) has spent his career as a rival of the S.A. Spurs


    Isn’t Nash trying to buy a share of Spurs? (Tottenham, not San Antonio). Also, his bro played for Canada in the Gold Cup.

  • Paul | July 2, 2007 at 9:21 pm |

    Like those Ottawa Lynx jobs….

  • Seattle Zach | July 2, 2007 at 10:44 pm |

    New Mariners skipper John McLaren has a small “c” on the back of his jersey. No pictures yet.

  • chris | July 2, 2007 at 11:20 pm |

    why the hell do people get so bent out of shape over Yankee and Red Sox jerseys with names on the back? they’re REPLICAS!!!! They aren’t the real thing. You go online right now and buy a 2 or 13 it says Jeter and Rodriguez. You buy authentic it doesn’t. ALL the Majestic replicas have the names on them. Just deal with it

  • Stuby | July 2, 2007 at 11:29 pm |

    I can understand if the replica jersey is made of a cheaper fabric or the cut maybe isn’t the same, but this is a fundamental inaccuracy. Just because its a replica doesn’t meant that it should be wrong on purpose.

    I question more the people that buy these things. I can’t see why anyone would even want one.

  • Jason G. | July 3, 2007 at 12:11 am |

    [quote comment=”112700″]I can understand if the replica jersey is made of a cheaper fabric or the cut maybe isn’t the same, but this is a fundamental inaccuracy. Just because its a replica doesn’t meant that it should be wrong on purpose.

    I question more the people that buy these things. I can’t see why anyone would even want one.[/quote]

    I’m guessing it comes more from people buying what they can afford more than anything. If they want to show support for their team but can’t afford an authentic, a replica is their only choice.

  • Kim | July 3, 2007 at 12:11 am |

    [quote comment=”112547″][quote comment=”112542″][quote comment=”112538″][quote comment=”112530″][quote comment=”112515″][quote comment=”112496″][quote comment=”112491″]Sneak preview of the new LA Galaxy home jersey accidentally posted on Adidas’s store website (taken down now)
    Link[/quote]

    That will be the finest jersey in the MLS… the only competition will be from DC United who I think has a very classic look. The change of crest as well as colors in delightful, its a shame they used a template though.[/quote]

    I don’t know…I liked the green and gold color scheme better….that new jersey looks boring to me. Same ol’ Adidas template…zzzzzz[/quote]

    Looks to me like they are trying to emulate the white and black of Real Madrid, and a flair of yellow to call it thier own. If you watch the games lately, the Galaxy predominatley wear the whites, and the yellows have been ditched for the most part. Looks like the green will be completely phased out. Alexi Lalas (destroying US Soccer on and off the field in whatever way he can) has been quoted as wanted to emulation the Galacticos, as Real Madrid are known. Lame.[/quote]

    I’m not sure whats lame about that… moving away from the JOKE of a league we were seen as with names like mutiny, fusion, rapids? Whats wrong with taking a page out of the classics and trying to look more respectable? The prior galaxy jerseys looked like intramural ultimate frisbee jerseys from wesleyan or something. These look far more respectable and less vomit inducing. And in case you havent noticed, most MLS teams that have made uni switches (im not counting NY because their a corporate soccer advertisement) have gone to more classic soccer look. I just dont see te bad in it.[/quote]

    I should note, I didnt just mean team names, but also jerseys, color schemes etc.[/quote]

    Just seems a bit poser-ish to have a Real Salt Lake or FC Dallas or Chivas USA…that’s the Euro way of naming teams. Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew…that’s how teams are named in the US. City…name. Not Name…City. I would think that would inspire less respect from across the pond. “look at the yanks…copying our names. Wankers.”

    Now the DC United works. I realize that is’ a rip on Manchester United…but that one, of all the others, works the best.

    Just seems like the little brother trying to copy the big brother, to me.[/quote]

    DC United is not taken from Manchester United. There’s a large number of teams out there with ‘United’ in their name. DC United stole from that, actually United usually signifies the merger of two or more clubs, Manchester United isn’t from a merger they just took it because they liked it.

    As to LA’s uniforms, it’s good. It’s clean, and non-gimicky. Basically, White and blue with gold trim. Yes, it’s a template, but every major team in soccer is using templates because adidas and Nike aren’t going to stop the mills from cranking out tens of thousands of shirts that are sold as replicas or uniforms (for schools,clubs, adult leagues, etc)so one team can look different.

  • JA | July 3, 2007 at 12:32 am |

    I like the new Galaxy crest…looks sharp.

    The debate will never end between “Euro-names” and “American names” for MLS…I see both sides.

    I did want to comment on the replica jerseys with names when there are not supposed to be names. I think it’s a matter of not vested fans (certainly not Uni-Watch readers) kind of wanting to “show off” the players that they’re fans of. Certainly a casual baseball fan probably won’t recognize say a #20 Red Sox jersey as Kevin Youkilis.

  • BurghFan | July 3, 2007 at 12:46 am |

    I just saw on TV some jackass in the crowd at Yankee Stadium wearing a #15 jersey with MUNSON on the back. WHY?!?

    Did you like Ray Allen throwing out the first pitch at Fenway in an ALLEN 20 home jersey? (Sorry I can’t find a picture.)

  • Brett S | July 3, 2007 at 1:03 am |

    [quote comment=”112709″][quote comment=”112700″]I can understand if the replica jersey is made of a cheaper fabric or the cut maybe isn’t the same, but this is a fundamental inaccuracy. Just because its a replica doesn’t meant that it should be wrong on purpose.

    I question more the people that buy these things. I can’t see why anyone would even want one.[/quote]

    I’m guessing it comes more from people buying what they can afford more than anything. If they want to show support for their team but can’t afford an authentic, a replica is their only choice.[/quote]

    I always thought replica was to be made as close to the real thing as possible. While it is cheaper, shouldn’t they still follow the basic principles of the jersey?

  • mike | July 3, 2007 at 1:20 am |

    [quote comment=”112577″]Some people who are less cool than we are dissect NCAA FB’s new unis.[/quote]

    Maybe i’ll be standing by myself on this one, but i LIKE oregon states’s new uniforms! u want to talk about ugly, look no further than the “U”

  • Frankie | July 3, 2007 at 1:34 am |

    I’m not sure if it was mentioned and I doubt that anyone will read this anyway seeing as how it’s late, but New Era sells both a low profile and a high profile hat for MLB teams on their website and it appeared as if Clemens was wearing a low profile on the mound today.

  • Furrymunsters | July 3, 2007 at 1:52 am |

    [quote comment=”112520″]Using “gay” as an insult = wrong.

    Many of us have done it anyway = yes.

    Which actually makes it worse, because doing something that you KNOW is wrong, and doing it anyway, is particularly pathetic = definitely.

    Now let’s move on.[/quote]
    Since when did this board become the moral voice of society??? I thought it was UNIWATCH and not MORALITYWATCH!!!

  • Brett S | July 3, 2007 at 1:52 am |

    [quote comment=”112735″]I’m not sure if it was mentioned and I doubt that anyone will read this anyway seeing as how it’s late, but New Era sells both a low profile and a high profile hat for MLB teams on their website and it appeared as if Clemens was wearing a low profile on the mound today.[/quote]

    That’s pretty cool

  • John E. | July 3, 2007 at 2:04 am |

    [quote comment=”112731″][quote comment=”112577″]Some people who are less cool than we are dissect NCAA FB’s new unis.[/quote]

    Maybe i’ll be standing by myself on this one, but i LIKE oregon states’s new uniforms! u want to talk about ugly, look no further than the “U”[/quote]

    “Not as ugly as Oregon” Good uniform.

    OSU’s unis would be fine, except for the man-siere.

    Sometimes I think college teams try too hard to be “innovative”, without thinking about why something hasn’t been done before.

  • John E. | July 3, 2007 at 2:08 am |

    [quote comment=”112745″]”Not as ugly as Oregon” Good uniform.[/quote]

    Let’s try this again… “Not as ugly as Oregon” <> Good uniform.

  • Frank Mercogliano | July 3, 2007 at 3:01 am |

    Just sat in the left field bleachers at the Padres/Marlins game with my old school teal Marlins cap on….got to just stare at Jose Cruz’s stir-ups for two hours….nice.

    I’ll try for pictures tomorrow.

    Frank

  • JP | July 4, 2007 at 2:49 am |

    [quote comment=”112700″]I can understand if the replica jersey is made of a cheaper fabric or the cut maybe isn’t the same, but this is a fundamental inaccuracy. Just because its a replica doesn’t meant that it should be wrong on purpose.

    I question more the people that buy these things. I can’t see why anyone would even want one.[/quote]

    My friend and a die-hard Yankees fan (I know, I was surprised, too) eloquently shared his belief that “that only reason a real fan should own a yankees jersey with a name on the back is if it was a gift from an important female in his life who just didn’t know better.”