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Saturday Open Thread

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Dennis Rommedahl was presented with his Ajax Amsterdam jersey this week. It still appears that the kit was poorly designed for players with long last names, with the white letters overflowing onto the white fabric, despite the fact that similar problems have happened before. Not to mention, it will probably look illegible from a good distance, reading something like “squiggle-OMMEDAH-squiggle.” —Vince

 

62 comments to Saturday Open Thread

  • Stuby | July 21, 2007 at 8:05 am |

    Seems like Ajax should have gone this route in order to fit in the name.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | July 21, 2007 at 9:22 am |

    man, that looks like drew brees at that press conference…

  • Stuby | July 21, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    OMG, Sergio Garcia is wearing a red & orange hat, orange sweater (think Tennessee Vols) and red pants. Ouch!

  • TD | July 21, 2007 at 10:00 am |

    Sergio is dressed to coach the special teams for Joe Gibbs in a few weeks.

  • Broker75 | July 21, 2007 at 10:32 am |

    In yesterday’s column the Maple Leafs came up in discussion. I understand ‘the buds’ are ditching the silver and sticking with the blue & white which is good. But somebody linked this stating the Leafs went cartoonish over the years, for the record I hope the Maple Leafs go with the 1927 Leaf, with Toronto Maple Leafs going in the upwards direction, something you don’t see very often. Interesting though, Nashville has their city name over top their new logo and it’s drawing a negative buzz from people, but the Maple Leafs have had their entire team name from day one and I love it, which is probably why I don’t really mind Nashville’s name on their sweater. Also, just confirming that the Maple Leafs will be removing the TML shoulder patch, which is also good. I’m not sure if all these facts are true or false, but I’ve read them on here a few days back.

  • Stuby | July 21, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    Good Olympic logo

    Bad Olympic logo

    One of my favorite Olympic logos

    I really wish London would have come with something a little more ‘Olympic’.

  • Kyle O from VA | July 21, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    As a fan of Charlton Athletic – Dennis Rommedahl’s previous club – I was pretty surprised to see Rommers on the front of Uni Watch this morning! The last three years he’s worn a solid red jersey with white lettering for Charlton or the Danish national team, so the white letters on white are a new thing for Romm.

  • Kyle O from VA | July 21, 2007 at 10:53 am |

    Another thing about Rommedahl: he also previously played for PSV Eindhoven, who use a lot of red on the back to avoid the white on white problem that their rivals at Ajax have.

  • MikeE | July 21, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”122429″]OMG, Sergio Garcia is wearing a red & orange hat, orange sweater (think Tennessee Vols) and red pants. Ouch![/quote]

    I’m guessing Sergio’s wearing the colours of Spain’s flag.

  • Stuby | July 21, 2007 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”122462″][quote comment=”122429″]OMG, Sergio Garcia is wearing a red & orange hat, orange sweater (think Tennessee Vols) and red pants. Ouch![/quote]

    I’m guessing Sergio’s wearing the colours of Spain’s flag.[/quote]
    This is most definitely not this

  • JoeT | July 21, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”122458″]Good Olympic logo

    Bad Olympic logo

    One of my favorite Olympic logos

    I really wish London would have come with something a little more ‘Olympic’.[/quote]

    Not an offical Olympic logo but this was Tampa’s logo when it was a candidate. The worst i’ve seen.

  • Mike Engle | July 21, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”122468″][quote comment=”122458″]Good Olympic logo

    Bad Olympic logo

    One of my favorite Olympic logos

    I really wish London would have come with something a little more ‘Olympic’.[/quote]

    Not an offical Olympic logo but this was Tampa’s logo when it was a candidate. The worst i’ve seen.[/quote]
    Yeah, that’s insipid, but at least it doesn’t trigger epileptic episodes for little British kids like the London logo does.

  • susan | July 21, 2007 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”122469″][quote comment=”122468″][quote comment=”122458″]Good Olympic logo

    Bad Olympic logo

    One of my favorite Olympic logos

    I really wish London would have come with something a little more ‘Olympic’.[/quote]

    Not an offical Olympic logo but this was Tampa’s logo when it was a candidate. The worst i’ve seen.[/quote]
    Yeah, that’s insipid, but at least it doesn’t trigger epileptic episodes for little British kids like the London logo does.[/quote]

    I really liked the Houston candidate logo.

  • Kyle at IU | July 21, 2007 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”122475″][quote comment=”122469″][quote comment=”122468″][quote comment=”122458″]Good Olympic logo

    Bad Olympic logo

    One of my favorite Olympic logos

    I really wish London would have come with something a little more ‘Olympic’.[/quote]

    Not an offical Olympic logo but this was Tampa’s logo when it was a candidate. The worst i’ve seen.[/quote]
    Yeah, that’s insipid, but at least it doesn’t trigger epileptic episodes for little British kids like the London logo does.[/quote]

    I really liked the Houston candidate logo.[/quote]

    That Houston logo is mighty sharp. It gets enough of a Texas reference in there without being obnoxious.

    Having been only a year-and-a-half old when Calgary hosted the Olympics, I had never seen that logo. I love the way they envoke the Maple Leaf with the rings.

  • Dom | July 21, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    I liked these olympic logos

    1968 Mexico
    http://content.answe...

    2016 Chicago Bid
    http://www.spudart.o...

  • S Bennett | July 21, 2007 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”122475″][quote comment=”122469″][quote comment=”122468″][quote comment=”122458″]Good Olympic logo

    Bad Olympic logo

    One of my favorite Olympic logos

    I really wish London would have come with something a little more ‘Olympic’.[/quote]

    Not an offical Olympic logo but this was Tampa’s logo when it was a candidate. The worst i’ve seen.[/quote]
    Yeah, that’s insipid, but at least it doesn’t trigger epileptic episodes for little British kids like the London logo does.[/quote]

    I really liked the Houston candidate logo.[/quote]

    The Houston one is simple and makes sense. London looks like a Bulimic Lisa Simpson. Tamps looks like a poster for the world jazzercise competition.

  • Kenny | July 21, 2007 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”122487″]I liked these olympic logos

    1968 Mexico
    http://content.answe...

    2016 Chicago Bid
    http://www.spudart.o...

    I think/thought Chicago isn’t going to be allowed to use that logo cuz it uses the torch

  • Dom | July 21, 2007 at 12:24 pm |

    check out this guys shoes, ball & backboard as he dunks

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Dom | July 21, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    heres another first pitch photo

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Anthony Memme | July 21, 2007 at 12:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”122453″]In yesterday’s column the Maple Leafs came up in discussion. I understand ‘the buds’ are ditching the silver and sticking with the blue & white which is good. But somebody linked this stating the Leafs went cartoonish over the years, for the record I hope the Maple Leafs go with the 1927 Leaf, with Toronto Maple Leafs going in the upwards direction, something you don’t see very often. Interesting though, Nashville has their city name over top their new logo and it’s drawing a negative buzz from people, but the Maple Leafs have had their entire team name from day one and I love it, which is probably why I don’t really mind Nashville’s name on their sweater. Also, just confirming that the Maple Leafs will be removing the TML shoulder patch, which is also good. I’m not sure if all these facts are true or false, but I’ve read them on here a few days back.[/quote]

    #1, That 1927 logo looks like crap. I strongly prefer the 30s/40s leaf that they used on the alts the last few years, or stick with the Ballard Leaf.
    #2, The reason people don’t mind the Leafs’ name in the logo is that it’s part of the logo, it fits so well, and it’s historical. Nashville’s name is not in their logo, and it looks like they just threw it on there after the fact. Looks really bad.

  • DJ | July 21, 2007 at 12:46 pm |

    I think/thought Chicago isn’t going to be allowed to use that logo cuz it uses the torch

    Correct. They will unveil a new one in the fall, presumably around the time that they officially submit their bid to the IOC.

  • Stuby | July 21, 2007 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”122487″]I liked these olympic logos

    1968 Mexico
    http://content.answe...

    2016 Chicago Bid
    http://www.spudart.o...
    I think ‘Adidas’ when I see the Mexico City logo; Chicago is pretty classy. I don’t see why they wouldn’t be able to use a torch in the logo since Atlanta did.

  • Dan | July 21, 2007 at 1:19 pm |

    The only thing that i see wrong with the Chicago logo is that it doesn’t use the 5 rings. Most of the other logos have a rendition of a torch in theirs, including Houston’s

  • Luke Larson | July 21, 2007 at 1:22 pm |

    the tigers-royals game today will feature both teams wearing negro leagues uniforms.

    the royals will be wearing the kansas city monarchs, and the tigers will be wearing the detroit stars.

  • Mike | July 21, 2007 at 1:23 pm |

    I believe I remember reading that bid logos are not allowed to include the torch in an article about Chicago’s logo. However, should they win the games, they would then be able to use the rings or torch.

    There’s actually, as with most logos, a lot of symbolism in that logo. The “flame” represents the Chicago Skyline while the base is supposed to represent the color of Lake Michigan.

  • Aaron Scholder | July 21, 2007 at 1:39 pm |

    Nice ebay auction going on here:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • matthew | July 21, 2007 at 1:54 pm |

    could this be the new sharks’ unis?

  • WSH | July 21, 2007 at 1:57 pm |

    Little help here from the denizens of Uniwatch….what is the general consensus on the quality and fidelity of the reproduction jerseys from Ebbets and M&N? TIA.

  • Flip | July 21, 2007 at 2:11 pm |

    On Tuesday, the Royals will commemorate the George Brett pine tar episode with a special powder blue T-shirt night. That, coupled with the blues in this season’s True. Blue. Tradition. slogan makes me think that a new road uniform may be in the future.

  • chance | July 21, 2007 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”122530″]Little help here from the denizens of Uniwatch….what is the general consensus on the quality and fidelity of the reproduction jerseys from Ebbets and M&N? TIA.[/quote]
    Can’t speak to M&N, but the quality of Ebbets’ work is very, very high.

    Some of their designs are a little off, but on the whole they’re really close to the mark. And a great company from which to order.

  • Aaron Scholder | July 21, 2007 at 2:14 pm |

    For anyone who ever wanted the Coyotes old jersey, here ya go:
    http://www.teamdepot...

  • Andy from KC | July 21, 2007 at 2:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”122537″]On Tuesday, the Royals will commemorate the George Brett pine tar episode with a special powder blue T-shirt night. That, coupled with the blues in this season’s True. Blue. Tradition. slogan makes me think that a new road uniform may be in the future.[/quote]

    I don’t mean to be overly negative, but I don’t think the powder blue t-shirt they’re giving away is all that. It’s exactly like a previously-given-away Brett t-shirt, with the addition of some smudges. I would rather have seen some sort of commemorative logo or picture of Brett’s conniption, but that’s just my $0.02.

  • matthew | July 21, 2007 at 2:59 pm |

    do dice on the sharks uni i posted today?

  • Jeffrey | July 21, 2007 at 3:01 pm |

    Mitchell & Ness has been usually pretty solid as far as quality goes. I have quite a collection M&N basketball and football jerseys and they are one of, if not the best, retro jersey companies out there.
    However, I have noticed a drop in quality since they went overseas for their production. (Example #1; I have a M&N Joe Namath / NY Jets jersey, made of durene fabric, that was made in Ripon, Wisconsin which is incredible. I also have a Don Maynard/NY Titans jersey, made of polyester fabric, that was made overseas and it is not quite as nice in terms of fabric.)
    One other thing, M&N seems to have started to overlook details that make the difference in a jersey in my opinion. (Example #2; I have a Harold Carmichael / Philadelphia Eagles jersey, made of polyester fabric and made overseas. The problem with this one is that Philly used the fishnet / wide hole mesh for the body of the jerseys and the normal / small hole mesh for the sleeves. M&N did the whole jersey in the normal/small hole material.)
    The second example was an atrocity considering that M&N is based in Philly and had supplied unis to the Eagles years ago.
    Overall, M&N is top quality but they may be slipping a bit.

  • TD | July 21, 2007 at 3:22 pm |
  • matthew | July 21, 2007 at 3:24 pm |


    sharks’ 07/08 uni?

  • matthew | July 21, 2007 at 3:26 pm |

    fuck, I can’t get thaht link to work
    http://img235.images...

  • Stuby | July 21, 2007 at 3:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”122564″]at some point Sergio pulled black zip pants over his red pants.[/quote]
    He also, at one point, pulled off the orange sweater to reveal an orange short sleeved shirt over red long-sleeved undershirt. I think he had those black pants on at that point, though.

  • Stuby | July 21, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    Found a pic of Sergio with the short-sleeves.

  • DW in Tampa Bay | July 21, 2007 at 4:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”122453″]In yesterday’s column the Maple Leafs came up in discussion. I understand ‘the buds’ are ditching the silver and sticking with the blue & white which is good. But somebody linked this stating the Leafs went cartoonish over the years, for the record I hope the Maple Leafs go with the 1927 Leaf, with Toronto Maple Leafs going in the upwards direction, something you don’t see very often. Also, just confirming that the Maple Leafs will be removing the TML shoulder patch, which is also good. I’m not sure if all these facts are true or false, but I’ve read them on here a few days back.[/quote]

    The simple beauty of the Maple Leafs sweaters are something to behold. I like the 1967 leaf the best and put that with the alt white sweater, the one with the blue shoulders, and you have one that rivals the Blackhawks as the perfect hockey sweater.

  • Ryan | July 21, 2007 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”122569″]fuck, I can’t get thaht link to work
    http://img235.images...

    That’s fake, NHL has no third jerseys this year

  • Jeremy | July 21, 2007 at 4:37 pm |

    It appears that Shelley Duncan, a recent call-up of the Yankees has something written under his cap. Can’t make out what it is, but being that it is one of the new caps, it is written in silver on the black underbrim

  • WSH | July 21, 2007 at 4:58 pm |

    Thanks to Chance and Jeff for the feedback.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | July 21, 2007 at 5:00 pm |

    man, that faulty button on scott olsen’s uniform has really put him into a tailspin!
    http://news.yahoo.co...

  • felix | July 21, 2007 at 5:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”122601″]man, that faulty button on scott olsen’s uniform has really put him into a tailspin!
    http://news.yahoo.co...

    Missed it by that much.

  • JJD | July 21, 2007 at 7:11 pm |

    Am I the only one who sees a Distant Replays banner ad at the top of the page? It has a Yankees’ road jersey with “Mattingly” on the back. Kind of funny.

  • Stuby | July 21, 2007 at 7:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”122638″]Am I the only one who sees a Distant Replays banner ad at the top of the page? It has a Yankees’ road jersey with “Mattingly” on the back. Kind of funny.[/quote]
    You’re definitely not the only one who sees that and thinks its kind of odd.

  • chance | July 21, 2007 at 10:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”122587″][quote comment=”122569″]fuck, I can’t get thaht link to work
    http://img235.images...

    That’s fake, NHL has no third jerseys this year[/quote]

    Not to mention it’s the old Lightning logo….

  • chance | July 21, 2007 at 10:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”122517″]I believe I remember reading that bid logos are not allowed to include the torch in an article about Chicago’s logo. However, should they win the games, they would then be able to use the rings or torch.[/quote]

    I commented on this before, but it got eaten.

    You’re absolutely right – Chicago has to redesign its bid logo. Had Houston’s bid gotten any further, they would have had to re-design as well.

    Somebody mentioned Atlanta, but that was after they had been awarded the Games, which has a completely different set of rules.

  • West | July 21, 2007 at 10:42 pm |

    I noticed in the Chelsea v Beckham friendly that Chelsea had a very Adidasy number style rather than the normal Premier League one. Do they always do this for friendlies or is it special for this very Adidas-centric game?

  • andrew | July 21, 2007 at 11:04 pm |

    the galaxy-chelsea match just ended. The teams were swapping jerseys left and right. the goal keepers met at midfield shook hands, swapped shirts and ran off. landon donovan ran off field shirtless carrying a chelsea jersey. is this common for friendlies?

  • Mike Engle | July 21, 2007 at 11:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”122695″]I noticed in the Chelsea v Beckham friendly that Chelsea had a very Adidasy number style rather than the normal Premier League one. Do they always do this for friendlies or is it special for this very Adidas-centric game?[/quote]
    No. Not special. Universal number font for Adidas national teams for the 2006 world cup. Chelsea, when playing a Premiership game, uses the standard EPL font. As an Adidas team playing a non-EPL match, Chelsea is using the “Toronto Blue Jays-esque” (for a lack of a better term) font, as they are not allowed to use the EPL numbers in a situation such as a friendly against an American team. Notice that the LA Galaxy, as a MLS team, is using the standard league font.

  • Stuby | July 21, 2007 at 11:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”122686″][quote comment=”122517″]I believe I remember reading that bid logos are not allowed to include the torch in an article about Chicago’s logo. However, should they win the games, they would then be able to use the rings or torch.[/quote]

    I commented on this before, but it got eaten.

    You’re absolutely right – Chicago has to redesign its bid logo. Had Houston’s bid gotten any further, they would have had to re-design as well.

    Somebody mentioned Atlanta, but that was after they had been awarded the Games, which has a completely different set of rules.[/quote]
    Thats a bizarre rule by the IOC. If Chicago eventually has the winning bid, they will have had to come up with 3 different logos. I guess they could go back to the torch design if they win.

  • Skippy | July 21, 2007 at 11:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”122702″]the galaxy-chelsea match just ended. The teams were swapping jerseys left and right. the goal keepers met at midfield shook hands, swapped shirts and ran off. landon donovan ran off field shirtless carrying a chelsea jersey. is this common for friendlies?[/quote]

    Norwich playing say Charlton in a pre season game probably not, but I’m guessing the Galaxy players were all over the chance to get a Chelsea souviner.

  • jeff | July 21, 2007 at 11:20 pm |

    Todays Tour de France had some amazing cycling uniforms. Love or hate cycling its hard not to appreciate Vinokourov’s uniform and bike that he wore and rode for today’s time trial.

  • jeff | July 21, 2007 at 11:21 pm |

    Oh heres the link…

    http://www.cyclingne...

  • Mike | July 22, 2007 at 12:54 am |

    “Throwback” Night for a college summer league???

    My summer league team, The Holyoke Giants of the NECBL paid homage to a minor league team that used to play at the same field in the 80’s by wearing some of the best/worst depending on your taste ever seen…

    http://www.holyokegi...

  • Mayer | July 22, 2007 at 12:59 am |

    [quote comment=”122702″]the galaxy-chelsea match just ended. The teams were swapping jerseys left and right. the goal keepers met at midfield shook hands, swapped shirts and ran off. landon donovan ran off field shirtless carrying a chelsea jersey. is this common for friendlies?[/quote]

    Yes. after international friendies, whether they be national or club matches, the custom is for players to swap jerseys with players from the opposing side.

  • TOG | July 22, 2007 at 3:17 am |

    http://www.spudart.o...

    Thats a bizarre rule by the IOC. If Chicago eventually has the winning bid, they will have had to come up with 3 different logos. I guess they could go back to the torch design if they win.

    The Chicago ’16 logo is a very impractical design. It is way too vertical for the large percentage of applications needed to be TV-ratio and merchandise friendly. The designers obviously have never worked in the sports branding arena…

  • Stuby | July 22, 2007 at 7:12 am |

    [quote comment=”122759″]http://www.spudart.org/blog/images/2006/2016-chicago-olympics-logo.gif

    Thats a bizarre rule by the IOC. If Chicago eventually has the winning bid, they will have had to come up with 3 different logos. I guess they could go back to the torch design if they win.

    The Chicago ’16 logo is a very impractical design. It is way too vertical for the large percentage of applications needed to be TV-ratio and merchandise friendly. The designers obviously have never worked in the sports branding arena…[/quote]
    Thanks, TOG. I guess I don’t know that much about sports branding either.

  • Parrish | July 23, 2007 at 2:31 am |

    [quote comment=”122759″]http://www.spudart.org/blog/images/2006/2016-chicago-olympics-logo.gif

    Thats a bizarre rule by the IOC. If Chicago eventually has the winning bid, they will have had to come up with 3 different logos. I guess they could go back to the torch design if they win.

    The Chicago ’16 logo is a very impractical design. It is way too vertical for the large percentage of applications needed to be TV-ratio and merchandise friendly. The designers obviously have never worked in the sports branding arena…[/quote]

    I’ve yet to encounger a logo that was radio friendly…

  • Eric B | July 23, 2007 at 9:03 pm |

    ratio, not radio. he’s talking about a television’s aspect ratio. apparently the IOC wants a logo that fits on a tv screen without a bunch of filler colors on either side of it.