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Uni Watch Book Club: Blackstock’s Collections

New ESPN column today — here’s the link.

Meanwhile: Sometimes I’ll come across a book that isn’t really about uniforms, or even about sports, but is nonetheless very much a Uni Watch type of book. That was the case last summer when I reviewed The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America (still highly recommended), and it’s even more so with Blackstock’s Collections: The Drawings of an Artistic Savant.

Some quick background: Gregory Blackstock is a 61-year-old Seattle pot scrubber who’s also a self-taught (or, if you prefer, “outsider”) artist and musician (there’s more info on him here). He specializes in “visual lists” — basically detailed illustrations that show all the types of a particular animal or tool or technique or whatever. Just as many of us are detail-oriented collectors (either of jerseys or of other ephemera), Blackstock collects things by documenting them in his drawings. And like any good collector, he finds commonalities and groupings where the rest of us might miss them — who knew there were so many kinds of hoes or trowels, for example? He’s essentially created his own series of systematic classification systems, which is very Uni Watch-ish indeed.

Blackstock also adheres to some fairly rigid self-imposed protocols, my favorite of which is his devotion to the definite article — almost all of his drawings have a title or heading that begins with “The” (although he occasionally breaks this rule). Some of his drawings are a bit drab, others bright and festive, but they all exhibit significant attention to detail, and many of them border on information overload — the mark of a completist (and, again, very much in keeping with Uni Watch).

As for uniforms, I was happy to see that the book’s clothing chapter (“The Hats,” “The Shoes,” “The Masks”) began with this opening page. Unfortunately, the one drawing actually devoted to uniforms is among the least inspired in the entire book. Too bad.

Despite that one shortcoming, the book is incredibly charming, and I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that it will probably strike a familiar chord in many of you (it certainly did in me). Just as many of us obsess over knowing, documenting, and communicating every last bit of uni-related knowledge, Blackstock obsesses over, well, everything. That’s both the blessing and the curse of his artistic niche: He has an endless supply of source material, but he’ll never be able to keep up with all of it. I picture him waking up at 3 a.m. and thinking, “Damn — there’s a trowel design that I totally forgot to include in that drawing!” Or, “Should I do separate drawings for the mustards, the ketchups, and the relishes, or should I just do one drawings called ‘The Condiments’?”

I’m fairly certain Blackstock didn’t choose this niche so much as it chose him. Again, I think many of us, myself included, can probably relate. In any case, it’s an amazing book — Uni Watch’s highest rating.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Bit of a footwear snafu for Celtic on Tuesday (with thanks to Greg Riffenburgh). … Nats backstop Brian Schneider plans to swap his old Expos mask for one of Sidney Crosby’s jerseys. Details here (courtesy of Kim Kolb). … The Brockton Rox are planning to wear “Kiss-inspired jerseys,” whatever that means, next month. Details here (with thanks to Rick Subrizio). … I think it’s safe to say that never before have we had a situation where two MLB managers are wearing slings, but that’s the case now with Willie Randolph and John McLaren. But Matt Hessling has noticed an inconsistency regarding McLaren: “Whenever he is shown in the dugout, pregame, postgame, or even arguing a call, he is wearing the sling; however, when he makes a pitching change, the sling is off, no matter the throwing hand of the pitcher.” … You know the titanium necklace phenomenon has gotten out of hand when umpires are wearing them (Rick Reed in this case). … More details here regarding the logo-festooned vests that the NFL wants photographers to wear. … Good article here on sponsor advertising on Tour de France jerseys.

Friendly Reminder: By the time most of you read this, I’ll be off on vacation. I’ll be back on the 26th, or maybe the 27th. Membership orders will still be processed during my travels, so go ahead and keep sending them in, but Vince will be steering the ship in all other respects, so if you have questions, observations, or contributions, send them to him. And treat him right — if not for him, the site would probably have to go on vacation too.

Have fun while I’m gone. See you Toronto readers next Tuesday!

 

136 comments to Uni Watch Book Club: Blackstock’s Collections

  • Alex | July 19, 2007 at 8:23 am |

    Hey what happened to the airline stewardess uniforms?

  • Paul Lukas | July 19, 2007 at 8:33 am |

    [quote comment=”121627″]Hey what happened to the airline stewardess uniforms?[/quote]

    Technical difficulties. It’ll run next week.

  • Philly Bill | July 19, 2007 at 8:43 am |

    Ned Yost broke his collarbone (or arm?) earlier this season and was likely wearing a sling, although I have no photographic evidence. Any corroboration on yet a third sling-wearing manager this season?

  • Christopher | July 19, 2007 at 9:05 am |

    [quote comment=”121632″]Ned Yost broke his collarbone (or arm?) earlier this season and was likely wearing a sling, although I have no photographic evidence. Any corroboration on yet a third sling-wearing manager this season?[/quote]

    Collarbone would not require a sling. I broke mine as a kid and I had this lame brace. But it didn’t even do anything- there is actually little you can do for a collarbone. It barely moves, and it just has to heal on its own with no real help.

  • Bill T. | July 19, 2007 at 9:21 am |

    So how does a sling-wearing manager signal to the bullpen to call for a relief pitcher that throws with the same arm as his lame one?

    Would Willie Randolph point to his sling with his left when calling on Aaron Heilman?

  • Austin | July 19, 2007 at 9:29 am |

    KUsports.com confirmed today (or yesterday, I only checked today) that thier athletic teams, including football and basketball, will be switching to the university’s Trajan font. As far as the football team is concerned, I couldn’t care less. It’s not like KU has any football tradition whatsoever, and it’s not like that machine font is particularly specific to the University of Kansas.

    The basketball teams choice to change breaks my heart. Seriously. I started following Kansas basketball when I was seven years old, and they won the National Championship (that’s 1988 for anyone unwilling to do the math). Since before even then, they’ve had some variation of that old west – style font. I cannot picture the word “Kansas” in my head without envisioning it in that font. It is synonymous. Please, oh, please – someone make this right.

  • Bill T. | July 19, 2007 at 9:40 am |

    [quote comment=”121638″]It’s not like KU has any football tradition whatsoever, and it’s not like that machine font is particularly specific to the University of Kansas.
    [/quote]

    Although you have to reach back, KU did produce Gayle Sayers, John Riggins and John Hadl.

  • Vince Grzegorek | July 19, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    [quote comment=”121640″][quote comment=”121638″]It’s not like KU has any football tradition whatsoever, and it’s not like that machine font is particularly specific to the University of Kansas.
    [/quote]

    Although you have to reach back, KU did produce Gayle Sayers, John Riggins and John Hadl.[/quote]

    Scroll down to the last two links on this page, under Photogalleries, and check out the history of the KU football uniform.

  • Charlie | July 19, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    John Riggins eh? Any relation to standout fullback Tim Riggins from Friday night lights?

  • anthony | July 19, 2007 at 9:51 am |

    Cool article on Gregory Blackstock.
    According to garde-rail.com, “Gregory is as passionate about his music as his drawing. He can be seen playing his accordion outside the Key Arena for Sonics and Thunderbirds games.

  • Brandon | July 19, 2007 at 9:51 am |

    I don’t have a photo, but during last night’s Cardinals/Marlins game they showed Jim Edmonds in the dugout with a new tattoo. He added JH 32 for former teammate Josh Hancock that died earlier this year on his right wrist below DK 57 for former teammate Darryl Kile who passed away in 2002.

  • Smail | July 19, 2007 at 9:54 am |

    Last night was Albuquerque Dukes Retro Night at Isotopes Park. Some good – some not so much, but hopefully I’ll have pictures up later today. I’ll send it to Vince as well.

  • skott | July 19, 2007 at 9:58 am |

    I am genuinely stoked for the KISS night @ the Brockton Rox game. i’ve never seen them play or been to their stadium, so it’ll be nice. 5 front row seats behind home plate for $8 a pop is a good deal. cheaper than a movie and WAY less than fenway.

    believe you me, there’ll be pix galore that i’m very happy to share w/ everyone when it happens.

  • Steve | July 19, 2007 at 10:10 am |

    Not sure if anyone else saw, but in the NYPD-FDNY hockey game on Rescue Me last night, Dennis Leary was rocking some pretty terrific (and mismatched from the rest of his team) striped socks.

  • jordan | July 19, 2007 at 10:16 am |

    Oregon State new football jerseys remind me of the BC Lions (ya thats right, some cfl for ya) jersey

  • Mike W. | July 19, 2007 at 10:19 am |

    Pitching coach Rick Peterson has been making the pitching changes for the Mets. Which is unfortunate because he never wears a jersey, just the wind breaker.

  • Joe Drennan | July 19, 2007 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”121651″]Not sure if anyone else saw, but in the NYPD-FDNY hockey game on Rescue Me last night, Dennis Leary was rocking some pretty terrific (and mismatched from the rest of his team) striped socks.[/quote]
    I noticed that too. I mentioned it to my wife and it was bugging the heck out of me. It did however make it look like a real mens league.

    What surprised me was the socks were blue and could have matched the rival NYPD sweater better than the kick arse red-white-black FDNY jersey (one of which I have a replica of in my closet).

  • Eric | July 19, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”121650″]I am genuinely stoked for the KISS night @ the Brockton Rox game. i’ve never seen them play or been to their stadium, so it’ll be nice. 5 front row seats behind home plate for $8 a pop is a good deal. cheaper than a movie and WAY less than fenway.

    believe you me, there’ll be pix galore that i’m very happy to share w/ everyone when it happens.[/quote]

    Love the Rox, but I switched teams once Worcester Tornadoes started playing in the Can-Am. The Rox have a great stadium and really make it a fun time. The one year I went frequently, I had a friday night ticket package and going down to Brockton for a Friday evening game was a chore with the Cape traffic. Going home was no problem. I can not wait to see what those shirts will look like.

  • Eriq Jaffe | July 19, 2007 at 10:28 am |

    Korfball!

    The uniforms really just look like soccer kits, though.

  • Charlie | July 19, 2007 at 10:39 am |

    YESSSSS so pumped someone just referenced the CFL, i think reebok has done a great job on their unis, most of them are nicely designed and in my opinion, look better than most NFL unis. CFL fo LIFE

  • Marty Met | July 19, 2007 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”121653″]Pitching coach Rick Peterson has been making the pitching changes for the Mets. Which is unfortunate because he never wears a jersey, just the wind breaker.[/quote]

    He does wear a jersey under his jacket, but only takes off the windbreaker when the temp is in the 100 degree range.

  • todd krevanchi | July 19, 2007 at 10:52 am |

    curious as to whether any of his collection is sold as lithographs…

    any helpers?

  • interlockingtc | July 19, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    I’m proud that Mr. Blackstock hails from my city, Seattle. What a treasure.

  • voteprime | July 19, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    I know some people have been poo-pooing the “generic” UniWatch membership card back, but I’m quite proud of the history behind my card!

    This is my card. It’s based on the ’73 home jersey for the UniWatch Stirrups. That year Roy Sacks, their starting ombudsman, wore #9. No one had brought attention to journalistic integrity like Sacks did in his prime and no one ever will again.

  • Casey Hart | July 19, 2007 at 11:11 am |

    Lots of cool uni stuff in SI.com’s Top 10 Carolina athletes. Notable: B.J. Surhoff’s JoeyCoraesque helmet, faux stirrups and white shoes; Phil Ford’s fro and Carolina blue Chuck Taylors; L.T. and just lots of the best color in sports. I won’t go into the glaring omission of Charlie Justice from the list.

    And, on a related note, here’s hoping Butch Davis doesn’t ruin the football uniforms in his effort to resurrect the program.

  • jordan skipper | July 19, 2007 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”121660″]YESSSSS so pumped someone just referenced the CFL, i think reebok has done a great job on their unis, most of them are nicely designed and in my opinion, look better than most NFL unis. CFL fo LIFE[/quote]

    haha…i like most of the cfl uniforms…..except for the eskimos yellow jerseys, the ti-cats yellow jerseys, and the bombers gold jersey

  • jordan skipper | July 19, 2007 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”121670″][quote comment=”121660″]YESSSSS so pumped someone just referenced the CFL, i think reebok has done a great job on their unis, most of them are nicely designed and in my opinion, look better than most NFL unis. CFL fo LIFE[/quote]

    haha…i like most of the cfl uniforms…..except for the eskimos yellow jerseys, the ti-cats yellow jerseys, and the bombers gold jersey[/quote]

    i forgot to mention…im not a big fan of yellow based jerseys

  • todd krevanchi | July 19, 2007 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”121669″] I won’t go into the glaring omission of Charlie Justice from the list.
    [/quote]

    here’s to “choo-choo’s” first reference on the blog!

    based on athletes (and those on that list), id say peppers and marion jones should be 1 and 2.
    especially pepp… a factor in two important heel sports at that time…

    or the guys in the 20’s and 30’s who were 3 and 4 sport letterman…

  • Kip Whiffle | July 19, 2007 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”121671″][quote comment=”121670″][quote comment=”121660″]YESSSSS so pumped someone just referenced the CFL, i think reebok has done a great job on their unis, most of them are nicely designed and in my opinion, look better than most NFL unis. CFL fo LIFE[/quote]

    haha…i like most of the cfl uniforms…..except for the eskimos yellow jerseys, the ti-cats yellow jerseys, and the bombers gold jersey[/quote]

    i forgot to mention…im not a big fan of yellow based jerseys[/quote]

    Except for the number outlines, I love those Eskimos uniforms. As for the Ti-Cats and Bombers jerseys: Yuck!

  • Broker75 | July 19, 2007 at 11:33 am |

    So the Predators are unveiling today? I wonder if they’ll hold the mustard.

  • Shadeymonk | July 19, 2007 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”121674″]So the Predators are unveiling today? I wonder if they’ll hold the mustard.[/quote]

    I wouldn’t hold my breath

  • Teebz | July 19, 2007 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”121673″]
    Except for the number outlines, I love those Eskimos uniforms. As for the Ti-Cats and Bombers jerseys: Yuck![/quote]

    Those Bomber jerseys are throwbacks. They are only worn for special events.

    And they look much better than that picture.

  • Alan #44 | July 19, 2007 at 11:47 am |

    Awesome photo of Hank Aaron on the cover of the new Sports Illustrated. Dig the Brave shoulder patch!

  • jordan skipper | July 19, 2007 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”121676″][quote comment=”121673″]
    Except for the number outlines, I love those Eskimos uniforms. As for the Ti-Cats and Bombers jerseys: Yuck![/quote]

    Those Bomber jerseys are throwbacks. They are only worn for special events.

    And they look much better than that picture.[/quote]

    i know there throwbacks…im from winnipeg……but i still hate them
    heres a better picture of them

  • Kip Whiffle | July 19, 2007 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”121678″]Awesome photo of Hank Aaron on the cover of the new Sports Illustrated. Dig the Brave shoulder patch![/quote]

    That is a great shot of Aaron and the Braves uniform. Here’s a link:

  • jordan skipper | July 19, 2007 at 11:51 am |

    oh, and acording to the nashville predators site, the jerseys will be unveiled at 6-7 PM

  • Kip Whiffle | July 19, 2007 at 11:51 am |

    Let’s try again with the Aaron link:

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Ben | July 19, 2007 at 11:56 am |

    what kind of catchers gear is this?
    http://www.jsonline....

  • Joe Drennan | July 19, 2007 at 12:16 pm |

    If you go to the Chicago Tribune website (www.chicagotribune.com) and click on the photos for yesterday’s Cubs-Giants game, photo number 4 is a nice one of Billy Petrick carrying the bull pen bag.

  • Kyle at IU | July 19, 2007 at 12:16 pm |

    Here’s a fun one for you Tarheel fans, though I’m certain it’s like this at every school.

    Tarheels Then and Now

  • Kyle at IU | July 19, 2007 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”121651″]Not sure if anyone else saw, but in the NYPD-FDNY hockey game on Rescue Me last night, Dennis Leary was rocking some pretty terrific (and mismatched from the rest of his team) striped socks.[/quote]

    If anyone’s going to know how to look like a real hockey player, it’s Dennis Leary. If we could find a way to clone him, hockey’s ratings and attendance would shoot through the roof.

    Are there any screens of that game on “Rescue Me”?

  • Joe Drennan | July 19, 2007 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”121693″][quote comment=”121651″]Not sure if anyone else saw, but in the NYPD-FDNY hockey game on Rescue Me last night, Dennis Leary was rocking some pretty terrific (and mismatched from the rest of his team) striped socks.[/quote]

    If anyone’s going to know how to look like a real hockey player, it’s Dennis Leary. If we could find a way to clone him, hockey’s ratings and attendance would shoot through the roof.

    Are there any screens of that game on “Rescue Me”?[/quote]
    I must say, I love how they’ve incorperated hockey into the show, but their game play is so unreal it annoys me thathe would let that happen. I don’t know why they even have goalies (being a former goalie myself) because they make them look so terrible it’s insulting. At least they feature the great FDNY sweaters though. I feel it’s a better sweater than some NHL teams. Take a look for yourself.

  • Aaron Scholder | July 19, 2007 at 12:32 pm |

    What does everyone think of the uniforms displayed in this vid? hehe
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Dom | July 19, 2007 at 12:45 pm |

    could any of these be the new flyers uniforms?

    http://hfboards.com/...

  • allen | July 19, 2007 at 12:47 pm |

    i like that only the dodgers are considered “famous”

    http://farm2.static....

  • howie | July 19, 2007 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”121644″]John Riggins eh? Any relation to standout fullback Tim Riggins from Friday night lights?[/quote]
    Wow, I hope you are kidding. You have heard of John Riggins, right?

  • Dom | July 19, 2007 at 12:50 pm |

    I dont know if this was mentioned before but here is a patch for the Devils 25th anniversary

    http://www.sportsk.c...

  • Kyle at IU | July 19, 2007 at 12:54 pm |

    Has anyone seen the getup that Rory McIlroy (sp?) is wearing at The Open? I wish I had the means to take a pic of it, because it is very difficult to describe.

  • JFL | July 19, 2007 at 12:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”121683″]what kind of catchers gear is this?
    http://www.jsonline....

    That is Louisville Slugger TPX gear, the chest protector is a model from a few years back, so I am not sure why the young catcher from the Dbacks wears it, but the shin guards are the TPX “Bionic” leg guards, as part time catcher, I have a set of similar gear (red and navy, not grey) and it is really functional, just looks really futuristic and goofy. I have noticed that guy and always thought it looked really weird with the Diamond Backs color scheme, in fact I think it looks dumb. I like when catchers like Brian Schneider do it because the Nats always wear grey on the road.

  • Vince Grzegorek | July 19, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    Hey everybody- Vince here.

    In updating the ESPN link I accidentally got rid of the Amazon link for the book. Not bad for my first two hours on the job.

    Just wanted to explain.

  • Robert | July 19, 2007 at 1:25 pm |

    The ESPN column and video are top notch. Kudos.

  • Drew from AU | July 19, 2007 at 1:29 pm |

    As much as we like to dog on Nike at this site, Watching the video on the ESPN column just reminded me: Nike makes the USA basketball uniforms, which I think are terrific. I guess if you throw shit against a wall long enough, eventually it sticks. They did have an easy template to work from considering red, white, and blue look good together naturally due to the fact that red and blue are primary colors.

  • Drew from AU | July 19, 2007 at 1:30 pm |

    sorry here’s a link to a photo gallery of the uniforms i mean:

  • Drew from AU | July 19, 2007 at 1:31 pm |
  • CJ | July 19, 2007 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”121702″]could any of these be the new flyers uniforms?

    http://hfboards.com/...

    I would cry if that were true. Horrendous Buffalo clones and they’re black. Bleh.

    I will find out tonight if I can make the Flyers uniform unveiling on the 16th.

  • Ben | July 19, 2007 at 1:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”121711″][quote comment=”121683″]what kind of catchers gear is this?
    http://www.jsonline....

    That is Louisville Slugger TPX gear, the chest protector is a model from a few years back, so I am not sure why the young catcher from the Dbacks wears it, but the shin guards are the TPX “Bionic” leg guards, as part time catcher, I have a set of similar gear (red and navy, not grey) and it is really functional, just looks really futuristic and goofy. I have noticed that guy and always thought it looked really weird with the Diamond Backs color scheme, in fact I think it looks dumb. I like when catchers like Brian Schneider do it because the Nats always wear grey on the road.[/quote]

    Thanks, yeah i was at the Brewers/ Dbacks game on Monday and the all grey catchers gear looked good, but it looked strange on TV Tuesday nite with the red alts.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | July 19, 2007 at 1:49 pm |

    a. bowie baysox beach night jersey is a thing of beauty…
    b. that video was friggin awesome… we need more like that. mitchell & ness tour, ebbetts field tour, etc…

  • Dan | July 19, 2007 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”121705″][quote comment=”121644″]John Riggins eh? Any relation to standout fullback Tim Riggins from Friday night lights?[/quote]
    Wow, I hope you are kidding. You have heard of John Riggins, right?[/quote]

    It’s just a sad day when someone needs to use the football version of The OC to get a frame of reference for a Hall of Fame running back!? I’m REALLY hoping that he was kidding.

  • Shaftman | July 19, 2007 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”121731″][quote comment=”121711″][quote comment=”121683″]what kind of catchers gear is this?
    http://www.jsonline....

    That is Louisville Slugger TPX gear, the chest protector is a model from a few years back, so I am not sure why the young catcher from the Dbacks wears it, but the shin guards are the TPX “Bionic” leg guards, as part time catcher, I have a set of similar gear (red and navy, not grey) and it is really functional, just looks really futuristic and goofy. I have noticed that guy and always thought it looked really weird with the Diamond Backs color scheme, in fact I think it looks dumb. I like when catchers like Brian Schneider do it because the Nats always wear grey on the road.[/quote]

    Thanks, yeah i was at the Brewers/ Dbacks game on Monday and the all grey catchers gear looked good, but it looked strange on TV Tuesday nite with the red alts.[/quote]

    As much as I dislike the Mets in black, I can appreciate that LoDuca and Castro both have two sets of gear; one in black and one in blue.

  • Eric | July 19, 2007 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”121727″]
    I would cry if that were true. Horrendous Buffalo clones and they’re black. Bleh.
    [/quote]

    Well duh, it is a Briere jersey! :)

    Even as a Sabres fan, and certainly not a Flyers fan, I always wondered why they ditched the orange jerseys in favor of the black. The thirds with the goofy beveled logo would be alright if not for that logo. Just use the regular one!

  • Teebz | July 19, 2007 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”121727″]
    I will find out tonight if I can make the Flyers uniform unveiling on the 16th.[/quote]

    Let me know, CJ. I want pictures, and I’d let you even write a full blog entry on the event to be posted on my blog.

    I’ll even quote you as the “Correspondant from the City of Brotherly Love”. :o)

  • Chris Sk | July 19, 2007 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”121710″]Has anyone seen the getup that Rory McIlroy (sp?) is wearing at The Open? I wish I had the means to take a pic of it, because it is very difficult to describe.[/quote]

    This picture was on the Open website from today, is he wearing weird pants? He looks pretty normal to me.

    Rory

  • GoTerriers | July 19, 2007 at 2:21 pm |

    If you haven’t wandered over to ESPN to check out the video Paul shot at Liebe, it’s must viewing! There’s one particular shot with Paul in the background and his gaze is wandering all over the workfloof. He looks like a kid in a candy store.

    Paul – I admire your restraint at not ripping the jersey out of the embroidery machine before the swoosh was complete.

  • Wade | July 19, 2007 at 2:31 pm |

    Excellent video, Paul. They need to feature it on SportsCenter.

  • jsdryden | July 19, 2007 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”121749″]If you haven’t wandered over to ESPN to check out the video Paul shot at Liebe, it’s must viewing! There’s one particular shot with Paul in the background and his gaze is wandering all over the workfloof. He looks like a kid in a candy store.

    Paul – I admire your restraint at not ripping the jersey out of the embroidery machine before the swoosh was complete.[/quote]

    I noticed the same thing with Paul, looking around trying to take everything in…

    I almost laughed out loud when I saw that the demonstration was a swoosh (or I believe she called it a swish). Paul’s comment was priceless.

    Great work Paul!

  • FEZ | July 19, 2007 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”121711″][quote comment=”121683″]what kind of catchers gear is this?
    http://www.jsonline....

    That is Louisville Slugger TPX gear, the chest protector is a model from a few years back, so I am not sure why the young catcher from the Dbacks wears it, but the shin guards are the TPX “Bionic” leg guards.[quote]
    The shin pads are the TPX “Pulse” model.

    Mask is an All-Star.

    Chest protector looks like the Reebok model he wore earlier this year except new colors.

  • Ed | July 19, 2007 at 2:46 pm |

    So…any chance of an extended-edition widescreen director’s cut DVD of the factory tour?

    ed

  • FEZ | July 19, 2007 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”121755″][quote comment=”121711″][quote comment=”121683″]what kind of catchers gear is this?
    http://www.jsonline....

    That is Louisville Slugger TPX gear, the chest protector is a model from a few years back, so I am not sure why the young catcher from the Dbacks wears it, but the shin guards are the TPX “Bionic” leg guards.[quote]
    The shin pads are the TPX “Pulse” model.

    Mask is an All-Star.

    Chest protector looks like the Reebok model he wore earlier this year except new colors.[/quote]
    Sorry, you’re dead on with the older TPX chest.
    It’s Miguel Montero.

    And a TPX mask too.

  • Jaye | July 19, 2007 at 3:14 pm |

    “It’s like the devil himself being born right in front of our eyes.”

    perfection!

  • scott | July 19, 2007 at 3:45 pm |

    A correction to the ESPN column: the Madison Mallards are not a minor league baseball team, but rather a summer collegiate team.

  • Joey Guns | July 19, 2007 at 4:08 pm |

    Article on the tight Nike shirts Tiger Woods always wears……

    http://www.cnbc.com/...

  • Johnny O | July 19, 2007 at 4:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”121773″]A correction to the ESPN column: the Madison Mallards are not a minor league baseball team, but rather a summer collegiate team.[/quote]
    If I am not mistaken, they are part of the Northwoods League.

    And Yes, McIlroy was wearing something very weird at The Open today. This picture linked above was not what he was wearing today. I will try and find a pic.

  • Micah | July 19, 2007 at 4:13 pm |

    Paul, as I’m sure you have everyone saying this to you today, but what an excellent article and video on today’s ESPN Page 2. I wish that you could do more videos like this and whoever mentioned that they should feature it on Sportscenter is correct; that would be money!! Great work!

  • Charlie | July 19, 2007 at 4:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”121705″][quote comment=”121644″]John Riggins eh? Any relation to standout fullback Tim Riggins from Friday night lights?[/quote]
    Wow, I hope you are kidding. You have heard of John Riggins, right?[/quote]

    Ya of course i was kidding you plug…..

  • Steve B | July 19, 2007 at 4:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”121682″]Let’s try again with the Aaron link:

    http://sportsillustr...

    Looking at that great shot of Aaron, I notice that he is wearing his cap under his helmet. Does anybody still do this? When did the practice fall out of favor, and why?

  • Broker75 | July 19, 2007 at 4:26 pm |

    I’ve been backdating a few columns cause I saw some comments on the new Sharks logo [too cartoonish etc.]. But I can’t find where it was. Could somebody post the new logo cause I was absent the day it was posted. thanks in advance.

  • Shadeymonk | July 19, 2007 at 4:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”121784″]I’ve been backdating a few columns cause I saw some comments on the new Sharks logo [too cartoonish etc.]. But I can’t find where it was. Could somebody post the new logo cause I was absent the day it was posted. thanks in advance.[/quote]

    http://i29.photobuck...

  • Chad G | July 19, 2007 at 4:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”121778″][quote comment=”121773″]A correction to the ESPN column: the Madison Mallards are not a minor league baseball team, but rather a summer collegiate team.[/quote]
    If I am not mistaken, they are part of the Northwoods League.

    And Yes, McIlroy was wearing something very weird at The Open today. This picture linked above was not what he was wearing today. I will try and find a pic.[/quote]

    This doesn’t look that strange to me. Not like Ian Poulter or anything.

  • Timmer | July 19, 2007 at 4:36 pm |

    Random opinion question: Is it acceptable to wear apparel of a team you don’t care about, if you feel the item is very aesthetically pleasing?
    I came across a beautiful Kansas Jayhawks t-shirt today, and while I could care less about college sports, their colors look great together. What do you guys think?

  • Chad G | July 19, 2007 at 4:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”121782″][quote comment=”121682″]Let’s try again with the Aaron link:

    http://sportsillustr...

    Looking at that great shot of Aaron, I notice that he is wearing his cap under his helmet. Does anybody still do this? When did the practice fall out of favor, and why?[/quote]

    Juan Pierre does it.

  • Broker75 | July 19, 2007 at 4:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”121785″][quote comment=”121784″]I’ve been backdating a few columns cause I saw some comments on the new Sharks logo [too cartoonish etc.]. But I can’t find where it was. Could somebody post the new logo cause I was absent the day it was posted. thanks in advance.[/quote]

    http://i29.photobuck...
    Is that official? or just someone’s art.

  • Eric | July 19, 2007 at 4:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”121787″]Random opinion question: Is it acceptable to wear apparel of a team you don’t care about, if you feel the item is very aesthetically pleasing?
    I came across a beautiful Kansas Jayhawks t-shirt today, and while I could care less about college sports, their colors look great together. What do you guys think?[/quote]

    I would look at it as false advertising. What are you going to say when someone asks you a Kansas Jayhawk question? Don’t do it.

  • Mike | July 19, 2007 at 4:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”121696″][quote comment=”121693″][quote comment=”121651″]Not sure if anyone else saw, but in the NYPD-FDNY hockey game on Rescue Me last night, Dennis Leary was rocking some pretty terrific (and mismatched from the rest of his team) striped socks.[/quote]

    If anyone’s going to know how to look like a real hockey player, it’s Dennis Leary. If we could find a way to clone him, hockey’s ratings and attendance would shoot through the roof.

    Are there any screens of that game on “Rescue Me”?[/quote]
    I must say, I love how they’ve incorperated hockey into the show, but their game play is so unreal it annoys me thathe would let that happen. I don’t know why they even have goalies (being a former goalie myself) because they make them look so terrible it’s insulting. At least they feature the great FDNY sweaters though. I feel it’s a better sweater than some NHL teams. Take a look for yourself.[/quote]

    Those jerseys are fantastic. I have one in my closet at home. The patches on the shoulders help make it complete…

  • Jerry | July 19, 2007 at 4:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”121778″][quote comment=”121773″]A correction to the ESPN column: the Madison Mallards are not a minor league baseball team, but rather a summer collegiate team.[/quote]
    If I am not mistaken, they are part of the Northwoods League.

    And Yes, McIlroy was wearing something very weird at The Open today. This picture linked above was not what he was wearing today. I will try and find a pic.[/quote]

    Johnny that is correct.

  • todd krevanchi | July 19, 2007 at 4:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”121787″]Random opinion question: Is it acceptable to wear apparel of a team you don’t care about, if you feel the item is very aesthetically pleasing?
    I came across a beautiful Kansas Jayhawks t-shirt today, and while I could care less about college sports, their colors look great together. What do you guys think?[/quote]

    where what you like man…
    in fact id say that a faded blue t with a worn image of a jayhawk on it with a pair of jeans would look pretty nice to sport out at at night…

  • Broker75 | July 19, 2007 at 4:57 pm |

    Teebz
    I’m waiting for your blog on the new NHL designs, that is if you’re working on one..[maybe this post will get ya started]..haha.

  • Dan | July 19, 2007 at 5:02 pm |

    Great video piece on the ESPN link.

    I love the O’s jersey that capped off the segment.

  • Jason G. | July 19, 2007 at 5:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”121787″]Random opinion question: Is it acceptable to wear apparel of a team you don’t care about, if you feel the item is very aesthetically pleasing?
    I came across a beautiful Kansas Jayhawks t-shirt today, and while I could care less about college sports, their colors look great together. What do you guys think?[/quote]

    I’ve wondered the same thing. I love the Brewers old school glove logo but could care less about the team. So far I haven’t been able to bring myself to buy a hat, but if I saw one at a good price I might break down and get it. I’d say it also depends on which team you like and which teams apparel you plan on wearing. As a Packer fan, I don’t care how good the Bear’s apparel looks, you’ll never see me wearing it. However, I could definitely see myself buying a powder blue Chargers jersey.

  • Teebz | July 19, 2007 at 5:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”121796″]Teebz
    I’m waiting for your blog on the new NHL designs, that is if you’re working on one..[maybe this post will get ya started]..haha.[/quote]

    I linked it the other day. All of the released images of the new jerseys can be found here.

  • Chad G | July 19, 2007 at 5:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”121792″][quote comment=”121696″][quote comment=”121693″][quote comment=”121651″]Not sure if anyone else saw, but in the NYPD-FDNY hockey game on Rescue Me last night, Dennis Leary was rocking some pretty terrific (and mismatched from the rest of his team) striped socks.[/quote]

    If anyone’s going to know how to look like a real hockey player, it’s Dennis Leary. If we could find a way to clone him, hockey’s ratings and attendance would shoot through the roof.

    Are there any screens of that game on “Rescue Me”?[/quote]
    I must say, I love how they’ve incorperated hockey into the show, but their game play is so unreal it annoys me thathe would let that happen. I don’t know why they even have goalies (being a former goalie myself) because they make them look so terrible it’s insulting. At least they feature the great FDNY sweaters though. I feel it’s a better sweater than some NHL teams. Take a look for yourself.[/quote]

    Those jerseys are fantastic. I have one in my closet at home. The patches on the shoulders help make it complete…[/quote]

    What’s so great about these Uni’s. They’re just rip-offs of the devils without the black shoulder yolkes.

  • Chance | July 19, 2007 at 5:12 pm |

    A poster on the Penguins message board claims that the new sweaters have been leaked.

  • patrick | July 19, 2007 at 5:13 pm |

    I’m sure no one notived, or was watching, but last night Chelsea Played the Suwon Blue __ (I forgot what they were called). Besides Chelsea wearing their hideous hilighter yellow alts, both teams were sponsored by Samsung…… Chelsea by Samsung mobile, and Suwon by Samsung LCD TV… both of which were specified on the jersey. SO the question is, have we seen this before? Its porbably unlikely in the US where the only leageu i can think of that sells advertising space on jerseys is the MLS.

    you can see it clearly on chelsea, and if you squint, you can see the LCD TV part of Suwons (wearing blue, which was weird enough as it is, since they looked a lot like chelseas blue kits… complete with samsung across it!!)

    http://www.flickr.co...

  • Drew from AU | July 19, 2007 at 5:17 pm |

    maybe they could show the video on sportscenter and then afterwards ask if Paul is “Who’s Now?”

  • patrick | July 19, 2007 at 5:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”121791″][quote comment=”121787″]Random opinion question: Is it acceptable to wear apparel of a team you don’t care about, if you feel the item is very aesthetically pleasing?
    I came across a beautiful Kansas Jayhawks t-shirt today, and while I could care less about college sports, their colors look great together. What do you guys think?[/quote]

    I would look at it as false advertising. What are you going to say when someone asks you a Kansas Jayhawk question? Don’t do it.[/quote]

    Cuz all those OG’s in Long Beach were huge raiders fans…. and the kid in Rome I saw wearing one.. I’m ok with this, in fact, I’m a pretty big mets fan, but i LOVE LOVE LOVE the throwback atlanta, the one with the lowercase script A. I rocked it for a year and a half, although, that was different becasue msot people didnt know it was atlanta.

  • Eric | July 19, 2007 at 5:32 pm |
  • David | July 19, 2007 at 5:57 pm |

    hey paul – could you give the team for each letter you used in your article’s title, “letter perfect”? is the “F” from cal state fullerton? i know i’ve seen the “E’s” but i can’t place them. many thanks.

  • Stuby | July 19, 2007 at 6:35 pm |

    FYI, the Tennessee Valley Vipers (Huntsville, AL) of the AFL2 will be having a military Appreciation night this Sat. with camouflage jerseys. I’ll post pictures next week if any are available. Details

  • susan | July 19, 2007 at 6:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”121787″]Random opinion question: Is it acceptable to wear apparel of a team you don’t care about, if you feel the item is very aesthetically pleasing?
    I came across a beautiful Kansas Jayhawks t-shirt today, and while I could care less about college sports, their colors look great together. What do you guys think?[/quote]

    I saw some really great Tailgate t-shirts with old school college logos on them on a clearance rack. They are nice and worn too – just like you have had them for years and years. Anyone seen these?

  • Buckeye Mike | July 19, 2007 at 6:44 pm |

    Hey VINCE!!!!!
    Question, It’s about the membership program. I want to join, but truth be told, am holding out hope that the NCAA will be added so I could get my Buckeyes. Doubt that it will happen, at least soon. I also want to do the deal that says I’m a charter membership by the end of the month. let me know something if you can

  • Perry | July 19, 2007 at 6:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”121787″]Random opinion question: Is it acceptable to wear apparel of a team you don’t care about, if you feel the item is very aesthetically pleasing?
    I came across a beautiful Kansas Jayhawks t-shirt today, and while I could care less about college sports, their colors look great together. What do you guys think?[/quote]

    Ewwwwwwww. Seriously, I wouldn’t do it. Although I must admit, 30 years ago I bought and wore a Cubs t-shirt that had that great cartoon bear logo. And I’m a Cardinals fan! What can I say, it was the 70s, must have been the drugs. Plus I was going with a Cubs fan at the time. I’d never do anything like that now.

  • John in Athens | July 19, 2007 at 7:00 pm |

    No more Swooshes for Vick?

  • Chad G | July 19, 2007 at 7:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”121809″]hey paul – could you give the team for each letter you used in your article’s title, “letter perfect”? is the “F” from cal state fullerton? i know i’ve seen the “E’s” but i can’t place them. many thanks.[/quote]

    I think the F is from the NFL insignia. The “e” is from the Mets Logo.. The rest are the Lakers, Texas Rangers, Rockies, Pacers and Cubs, But I’m sure you knew those.

  • Mike Engle | July 19, 2007 at 7:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”121820″][quote comment=”121809″]hey paul – could you give the team for each letter you used in your article’s title, “letter perfect”? is the “F” from cal state fullerton? i know i’ve seen the “E’s” but i can’t place them. many thanks.[/quote]

    I think the F is from the NFL insignia. The “e” is from the Mets Logo.. The rest are the Lakers, Texas Rangers, Rockies, Pacers and Cubs, But I’m sure you knew those.[/quote]
    Is that a PURPLE Laker L? Holy schnikes, I never thought I would see that.

  • John Baranowski | July 19, 2007 at 7:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”121801″]A poster on the Penguins message board claims that the new sweaters have been leaked.[/quote]
    I HOPE NOT I HOPE NOT I HOPE NOT I HOPE NOT PLEEEEAAAAASE BE WRONG ABOUT THIS!!! AHHHHRRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!

    and to think of all the flak i gave sabres fans last year…if those are the jerseys, i might have to just listen on the radio this year

    UUUUGGGGHHHH!!!!

  • Dave A | July 19, 2007 at 7:40 pm |

    Love the irony of the Nike swoosh in the video. I was half expecting the machine to add the red circle with a stroke through it on top.

  • jordan skipper | July 19, 2007 at 7:48 pm |

    Another cfl uniform mention…….THE UGLY MONTREAL ALOUETTE JERSEY that there wearing tonight

  • Forrest | July 19, 2007 at 8:34 pm |

    I don’t think anyone has posted this yet, but Ubaldo Jimenez, making his debut this year for the Rockies, is wearing high pants and stirrups. There hasn’t been a close enough view that I’ve seen to see if the CR logo is still emblazoned on them, but those stirrups made my day!

  • Jay | July 19, 2007 at 8:46 pm |
  • DenverGregg | July 19, 2007 at 9:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”121833″]I don’t think anyone has posted this yet, but Ubaldo Jimenez, making his debut this year for the Rockies, is wearing high pants and stirrups. There hasn’t been a close enough view that I’ve seen to see if the CR logo is still emblazoned on them, but those stirrups made my day![/quote]
    Sadly no CR logo. U-ball just got pulled in the 6th with a 4-1 lead and a runner on 2d, but he’d thrown a lot of pitches.

  • BJ | July 19, 2007 at 9:14 pm |

    The Predators have posted clearer pics of their new unis on their site.

  • Jay | July 19, 2007 at 9:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”121839″]The Predators have posted clearer pics of their new unis on their site.[/quote]

    I like the blue ones quite a bit, but the wordmark kinda ruins the white one. They both have a bit much going on with them…but I still like the blue one.

    I really wanna see what the Avs do, I hear a “tweak.”

  • Aaron Scholder | July 19, 2007 at 9:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”121839″]The Predators have posted clearer pics of their new unis on their site.[/quote]
    I actually think they are worse than their old ones. Honestly, maybe i’m in the minority, but i don’t know how that’s an improvement. Atrocious in my opinion.

  • Jordan | July 19, 2007 at 9:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”121689″]Here’s a fun one for you Tarheel fans, though I’m certain it’s like this at every school.

    Tarheels Then and Now[/quote]
    low blow, that was the press conference announcing dougherty’s retirment, the next week when roy was announced they were back in suits and ties… throw that in with the lost years.

  • S Bennett | July 19, 2007 at 9:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”121802″]helsea by Samsung mobile, and Suwon by Samsung LCD TV… both of which were specified on the jersey. SO the question is, have we seen this before?

    I think it happened a few years ago when both Manchester United and Benfica were sponsored by Odafone.

    Also, out of political safety, a number of companies have sponsored both Glasgow teams, simultaneously, in the past, including CR Smith, NTL and Carling.

  • Wade | July 19, 2007 at 9:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”121844″][quote comment=”121839″]The Predators have posted clearer pics of their new unis on their site.[/quote]
    I actually think they are worse than their old ones. Honestly, maybe i’m in the minority, but i don’t know how that’s an improvement. Atrocious in my opinion.[/quote]

    This really hurts me as a Predators fan. I really liked the old sweaters excluding the mustard alternates. I don’t like the word mark on the white sweaters. It reminds of the small tiny word mark that is on all the football jerseys as well as all of that unnecessary piping. Definitely a step back. I’m just glad I have the original white sweater in my closet.

  • Stuby | July 19, 2007 at 10:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”121839″]The Predators have posted clearer pics of their new unis on their site.[/quote]
    Looks like they’re wearing aprons.

  • Matthew S. | July 19, 2007 at 10:13 pm |

    In the MLS All Star Game on ESPN2, the MLS All Stars are playing Celtic (they played Chelsea last year). Uni Watch favorite Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink is in Celtic’s starting lineup.

    http://pascolo.image...

    http://img164.images...

    The announcers are doing a surprisingly good job of saying his name (which is often since he’s a forward who gets a lot of touches) and even made light of the fact that they are required to say his entire last name each time. I think they’re even starting to enjoy saying his name.

  • CJ | July 19, 2007 at 10:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”121745″][quote comment=”121727″]
    I will find out tonight if I can make the Flyers uniform unveiling on the 16th.[/quote]

    Let me know, CJ. I want pictures, and I’d let you even write a full blog entry on the event to be posted on my blog.

    I’ll even quote you as the “Correspondant from the City of Brotherly Love”. :o)[/quote]

    Confirmed. I am set to go, take photos, and either curse Dan Snider or thank the uni gods.

    Vince, would Uni Watch like coverage as well?

  • Luke | July 19, 2007 at 10:34 pm |

    Why do the Predators still think they’re an expansion team? There is no reason to put your city name on the front of your road jersey like that. Or maybe that’s just so people will be able to tell the difference when they move…

  • Vince Grzegorek | July 19, 2007 at 10:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”121853″][quote comment=”121745″][quote comment=”121727″]
    I will find out tonight if I can make the Flyers uniform unveiling on the 16th.[/quote]

    Let me know, CJ. I want pictures, and I’d let you even write a full blog entry on the event to be posted on my blog.

    I’ll even quote you as the “Correspondant from the City of Brotherly Love”. :o)[/quote]

    Confirmed. I am set to go, take photos, and either curse Dan Snider or thank the uni gods.

    Vince, would Uni Watch like coverage as well?[/quote]

    Shoot me an email with pics and we’ll see what’s what.

  • Jay | July 19, 2007 at 11:17 pm |

    MLS All-Star Game note:

    Cobi Jones and Prima Donovan both have the old Galaxy shield on their all-star jerseys.

  • Charlie | July 19, 2007 at 11:40 pm |

    After seeing the Alouettes jerseys tonight, i officially retract my previous statement of saying the CFL had the best jerseys by league……those just brought down the entire league. Wow.

  • John in Athens | July 19, 2007 at 11:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”121852″]In the MLS All Star Game on ESPN2, the MLS All Stars are playing Celtic (they played Chelsea last year). Uni Watch favorite Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink is in Celtic’s starting lineup.

    The announcers are doing a surprisingly good job of saying his name (which is often since he’s a forward who gets a lot of touches) and even made light of the fact that they are required to say his entire last name each time. I think they’re even starting to enjoy saying his name.[/quote]

    I’m suprized they didn’t pat themselves on the back everytime they got it right.

    The only thing worse than sitting next to an Irishman who won’t shut up about his country is an American who won’t shut up about how much he knows about soccer.

    And by my count, 51 Scottish League trophies are still better than 41.

    Nice job, ESPN2.

    … the jerseys looked nice, though.

  • Elwood | July 20, 2007 at 12:02 am |

    Something Awful forums poster Neodoomium whipped up this little animation in response to the new Predators jersey:

    click here

  • jordan skipper | July 20, 2007 at 12:05 am |

    [quote comment=”121864″]After seeing the Alouettes jerseys tonight, i officially retract my previous statement of saying the CFL had the best jerseys by league……those just brought down the entire league. Wow.[/quote]

    ya, i posted a comment right away when i saw them

  • Elwood | July 20, 2007 at 12:09 am |

    Oops, either copy and paste that link or try this one

  • Bryan | July 20, 2007 at 12:12 am |

    [quote comment=”121801″]A poster on the Penguins message board claims that the new sweaters have been leaked.[/quote]

    the link is dead…anyone catch the pic before it did?

  • adr | July 20, 2007 at 12:25 am |

    [quote comment=”121839″]The Predators have posted clearer pics of their new unis on their site.[/quote]

    Y’know, I liked them on first impression, but within three minutes I changed my mind. Complete 180 turn.

    I could go at lenght, but what strikes me the most is the amount of white and light gray on the home* jersey. Almost seems like a 50/50 split of light to dark, which seems to go against the point of a dark home jersey, doesn’t it?

    *I’m leaving the dark-or-white-for-home arguments alone for the purpose of this post.

  • Brandon | July 20, 2007 at 12:34 am |

    Went to see my first FSL game today. Lakeland Flying Tigers @ Tampa Yankees. Great uni day for both teams didn’t get a whole lot of pics(damn batteries) All the Tigers players were high cuffed and stirruped(sp?) up I think the Tampa Yanks just highcuffed and solid sock.
    I’ll try to get the pics right

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    http://i160.photobuc...

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  • John Baranowski | July 20, 2007 at 1:34 am |

    wow, i REALLY REALLY hope this new jersey thing goes the way of cooperalls real quick, these are all atrocious

    …minus boston…

    i’m a bit of a habs fan, so i’ve always said i’d never wear a bruins jersey…i might change that just to support the one team that honors tradition

  • furrymunsters | July 20, 2007 at 2:42 am |

    [quote comment=”121787″]Random opinion question: Is it acceptable to wear apparel of a team you don’t care about, if you feel the item is very aesthetically pleasing?
    I came across a beautiful Kansas Jayhawks t-shirt today, and while I could care less about college sports, their colors look great together. What do you guys think?[/quote]
    You wear what you like and what you can afford! I have pro jerseys from many teams because I like the look of the jersey and I hate replica jerseys

  • Kris McInnis | July 20, 2007 at 2:59 am |

    [quote comment=”121812″]FYI, the Tennessee Valley Vipers (Huntsville, AL) of the AFL2 will be having a military Appreciation night this Sat. with camouflage jerseys. I’ll post pictures next week if any are available. Details[/quote]

    I thought they did that last week? Are they doing it every week now or something? The way they’re playing, it’s probably the only way to get people in the seats.

    And I think the picture of the new Predators uniform has been adjusted or the camera was defective. I’m pretty positive that the jerseys will look like this. (Sarcasm, yes.)

  • Stuby | July 20, 2007 at 6:23 am |

    [quote comment=”121901″][quote comment=”121812″]FYI, the Tennessee Valley Vipers (Huntsville, AL) of the AFL2 will be having a military Appreciation night this Sat. with camouflage jerseys. I’ll post pictures next week if any are available. Details[/quote]

    I thought they did that last week? Are they doing it every week now or something? The way they’re playing, it’s probably the only way to get people in the seats.

    And I think the picture of the new Predators uniform has been adjusted or the camera was defective. I’m pretty positive that the jerseys will look like this. (Sarcasm, yes.)[/quote]
    You’re right. It happened this past Saturday and I’m an idiot. Here is a link to the camo jersey auction page.

  • DenverGregg | July 20, 2007 at 7:32 am |

    Last night’s game had two players in stirrups, the other being the Nats’ Robert Fick. BTW do not wear his jersey around speakers of German. Auf Deutsch his name is a very bad word.

  • Ethan Lewis | July 20, 2007 at 7:57 am |

    Well, Paul goes on vacation, and the world goes to heck. Jose Cruz, Jr. pinch hit for the Padres last night, and his pant cuffs were at his shoetops. No socks visible whatsoever.