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Waitress in the Sky

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[Editor’s Note: Some of the photo links in the story may come up as “Access Denied” — or they may not. If they do, highlight the URL in your browser window’s address line (command-a), cut it to your clipboard (command-x), re-paste it right back into the browser window (command-v), and then hit enter. Should solve the problem. Annoying, I know, but it’s worth it. Apologies for any hassle. — PL]

A few years ago I wrote an article about for Fortune magazine about the history of the jet age. It included the following passage:

Since 1938, the federal Civil Aeronautics Board had controlled the industry’s routes, schedules, and prices, which were generally kept artificially high to protect the airlines. This left the carriers with little to compete over except whose flight attendants had the sexiest outfits (a trend begun in 1965 by Braniff, whose stewardesses would shed several layers of their uniforms during a flight, a routine known as the “air strip”).

I wasn’t able to work any other uni-centric comments into the article. And that didn’t seem like such a tragedy, because airline uniforms had always struck me as stiff polyester nightmares that were boring at best, tacky at worst.

This view is not shared by Cliff Muskiet, a Dutchman who works for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and is at least as obsessed with stewardess uniforms as I am with, say, striped stirrups. For years he’s been updating his web site (note the super-cool domain name — I may as well retire right now), which, as he straightforwardly explains, “is about me and my stewardess uniform collection.” That collection now includes over 600 uniforms drawn from nearly 300 airlines.

Clicking through Muskiet’s collection, it’s hard not to admire his hyper-obsessive tendencies. For each basic uniform design, he shows the uni on a mannequin and provides close-ups of fabrics, patterns, and badges (sometimes buttons and buckles, too). And just as I try to do with Uni Watch, he’s attempted to document some of the industry’s design history — check out, for example, this amazing page of old TWA uniforms, or some of the early-’70s American Airlines designs shown here.

Many of the stewardess uniforms fall into the same design categories as sports uniforms. You’ve got your classy simplicity (much like the Yankees), your characterless bores (Brewers), your occasional burst of slightly upscale perfection (Canadiens), your “What were they thinking?” disasters (Devil Rays), and plenty of other familiar tropes.

Such metaphorical connections notwithstanding, there’s also at least one design that’s directly sports-related: In 2006, Deutsche BA crews wore a special Puma-designed outfit, complete with logo creep, to help promote the World Cup (additional pics at the bottom of this page). And while not a sportswear design per se, the easyJet crew sure looks like they’re heading straight to the stadium (additional pics here).

It’d be easy to make fun of a guy like Muskiet — surrounded by his mannequins, fussing over his collection of dresses and skirts, providing grist for any number of Freudian mills. Ultimately, though, he isn’t all that different from you or me, obsessing over the visual details of his chosen field and enjoying the satisfaction that comes with collection and display. I prefer to see him as a fellow traveler (no pun intended).

Friendly Reminder: Paul’s on vacation. If you have questions, observations, or contributions, send them to Vince.

Uni Watch News Ticker: In a small item perfectly related to today’s post, the TSA has announced new uniforms for the TSO (thanks to J. Cutler)… Paul ‘enjoyed’ his vacation by sending me the following contributions: Coach Randy Shannon of the Miami Hurricanes has taken the names off the back of the jerseys this year to reinforce the ‘team-first’ approach… The new Duke football uniforms… The new North Texas football uniforms will be unveiled August 4th… An interesting Ebay auction… Why should new Met Ruben Gotay hope that he succeeds wearing the #6? Check the end of this article to find out (Once again, thanks to some guy named Paul for the contributions. Here’s to hoping he sticks around)…. In some corporate logo news, the Barclays eagle may be disappearing after 317 years thanks to concerns from its merger partner, ABN Amro (thanks to Matthew Hackethal)… The University of Michigan got a signing bonus for switching to Adidas, which may be the first time something like this has happened (mucho dinero thanks to Bill Tway)… Purple, purple, and more purple (a “don’t tell Paul you sent this” thanks to Matthew Strauss)… Mike Bonasai reports “The Greenville Drive honored neighboring city Spartanburg and Upstate South Carolina baseball history as playing as the Spartanburg Peaches. The Peaches jerseys were auctioned during the game to raise money for the Friends of Duncan Park, an organization out to save the oldest baseball stadium in South Carolina.”… Many, many people noticed that Glenallen Hill wore a helmet while coaching at first base for the Rockies after minor league coach Mike Coolbaugh died after getting hit by a ball this week (Bill Sour, who was at the game and sent me this pic)… Andrew Lupton found this patch showing the logo from the ’71/’72 Houston Rockets… Many, many people noticed that the Mariners were wearing their batting practice jerseys for the second part of a double-dip against the Rangers last night… Todd Davis noticed that Ubaldo Jimenez doesn’t know how to wear stirrups… Finally, the new Sharks logo is out.

 

179 comments to Waitress in the Sky

  • Stuby | July 25, 2007 at 8:13 am |

    Vince, it should be the University of Michigan that got the bonus from Adidas, not Michigan State.

  • Vince Grzegorek | July 25, 2007 at 8:26 am |

    [quote comment=”123956″]Vince, it should be the University of Michigan that got the bonus from Adidas, not Michigan State.[/quote]

    Thanks. 1am after the Tribe game was a rough time to try and focus.

  • Dave A | July 25, 2007 at 8:32 am |

    [Editor’s Note: Some of the photo links in the story may come up as “Access Denied” — or they may not. If they do, highlight the URL in your browser window’s address line (command-a), cut it to your clipboard (command-x), re-paste it right back into the browser window (command-v), and then hit enter. Should solve the problem. Annoying, I know, but it’s worth it. Apologies for any hassle. — PL]

    In Firefox, clicking on the green arrow at the end of the location bar does the trick without cutting ans pasting back.

  • Dave A | July 25, 2007 at 8:34 am |

    Whoops…”In Firefox, clicking on the green arrow at the end of the location bar does the trick without cutting and pasting back.”

    Shouldn’t try to type until after I’ve had my first coffee.

  • Monte | July 25, 2007 at 8:37 am |

    Am I having a brainfart or is this a repost?

  • Kings33 | July 25, 2007 at 8:39 am |

    I’ve been to Duncan Park a few times, and it is an amazing old relic. I was told that the General Admission seats were actually from Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia.

    Worth the cost of renovations!

  • Stuby | July 25, 2007 at 8:40 am |

    Those Duke football jerseys look exactly like USC except for the name across the front.

  • Joey Guns | July 25, 2007 at 8:40 am |

    Not sure if this has been posted, but Monday night, Rockies first base coach Glenallen Hill wore a helmet, following the tragic death of a minor league first base coach a few days ago.

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Dave A | July 25, 2007 at 8:42 am |

    Design details on the Spartanburg Peaches uni…

  • Jill | July 25, 2007 at 8:45 am |

    [quote comment=”123961″]Am I having a brainfart or is this a repost?[/quote]

    So it’s not just me, then.

    Did anyone else see that Seattle was playing in their BP jerseys in the 2nd half of their doubleheader with Texas yesterday?

  • Vince Grzegorek | July 25, 2007 at 8:50 am |

    [quote comment=”123961″]Am I having a brainfart or is this a repost?[/quote]

    This post was up last week for a few minutes before Paul found out that some of the links weren’t working. Then he took it down.

    [quote comment=”123964″]Not sure if this has been posted, but Monday night, Rockies first base coach Glenallen Hill wore a helmet, following the tragic death of a minor league first base coach a few days ago.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Check the ticker.

    [quote comment=”123966″][quote comment=”123961″]Am I having a brainfart or is this a repost?[/quote]

    So it’s not just me, then.

    Did anyone else see that Seattle was playing in their BP jerseys in the 2nd half of their doubleheader with Texas yesterday?[/quote]

    Once again, check the ticker.

  • Eric | July 25, 2007 at 9:04 am |

    Baseball player hit in the head by batted ball with a happier ending.

  • Joe H | July 25, 2007 at 9:08 am |

    I didn’t see Hooters Air in that Airline Uni List!!!

  • Stuby | July 25, 2007 at 9:13 am |

    To sum up the uniwatch occupations from yesterday (feel free to add to the list if you were absent from class yesterday):

    -Training Astronauts and Flight Controllers
    -Corporate communications for a financial planning group/freelance work for the Mpls St. Paul Magazine
    -Firefighter
    -Commercial insurance
    -Cracker Barrel employee
    -Undergrad journalism major
    -Trademark and copyright law
    -IT network engineer for The DoD/Pentagon
    -Corporate Financial Accountant for a heavy civil construction company
    -Scientist in the petrochemical industry
    -Student at Auburn who is majoring in PR and works in the Sports Information Office
    -Chemist
    -Law Student/Law Clerk
    -Mechanical Engineer
    -Approvals and Certifications for a Wire and Cable manufacturer
    -Healthcare Marketing Director
    -High School History Teacher and Head Coach of the Boys Varsity Soccer and Golf Teams.
    -Investment Banker
    -Commercial portfolio manager for a bank/credit card company
    -Assistant A.D. for Media Relations at Idaho State
    -Materials management for a major heavy-duty truck manufacturer
    -Bookeeper for a company that sell tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows
    -Business manager for a non-profit hospital
    -Geodetic/GPS Surveyor with an aerial mapping company
    -Superintendent of Schools
    -Boston Harbor Pilot
    -Actor, Independent Filmmaker, Sports Blogger…oh and Human Resources Specialist
    -Golf Professional in Janesville, WI
    -Run a small alloy fabrication shop
    -Supervisor of Planning and Studies for a public affairs communications company in NYC
    -Student
    -Elementary school teacher in Southwestern Ontario
    -Personal Trainer/Athletic Club Management/Strength and Conditioning Coach
    -High School Computer/Business Teacher
    -US Coast Guard
    -Rent cars in the Honeymoon Capital of the World!
    -Health Insurance Agent in Nashville, TN
    -Architect
    -Senior Business Analyst with the Ontario Government
    -Field rep for local government pension plans in the state of pa
    -Newspaper reporter
    -Retail sales for a big sports equipment company/Student

  • Lockbull | July 25, 2007 at 9:24 am |

    Nice Replacements reference Paul

  • Lockbull | July 25, 2007 at 9:25 am |

    …er Vince…

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | July 25, 2007 at 9:30 am |

    I am still trying to figure out if I like that new Sharks logo. My first impression is not so much. We’ll see I suppose…

  • Broker75 | July 25, 2007 at 9:33 am |

    Is Joe Gibbs coaching the Redskins this year? or is he gone.

  • Mike | July 25, 2007 at 9:35 am |

    [quote comment=”123974″]I am still trying to figure out if I like that new Sharks logo. My first impression is not so much. We’ll see I suppose…[/quote]
    I agree… I like the shield logo and the new fin logo, but the main one screams amateur sport or arena football/lacrosse tacky… I’m holding out for the full uniform though, as that is the telling part of it for me… like the new Pens jerseys, I love the logo, but the uniform looks like an MLB batting practice jersey… yuck.

  • scott | July 25, 2007 at 9:36 am |

    Batting practice jerseys in a real game? That should be a no-no. Thankfully the Mariners lost and won’t be inspired to do it again.

  • dgc | July 25, 2007 at 9:42 am |

    [quote comment=”123976″]Is Joe Gibbs coaching the Redskins this year? or is he gone.[/quote]
    He’s still here.

  • Teebz | July 25, 2007 at 9:47 am |

    [quote comment=”123977″][quote comment=”123974″]I am still trying to figure out if I like that new Sharks logo. My first impression is not so much. We’ll see I suppose…[/quote]
    I like … the new fin logo…[/quote]

    I much preferred the old fin logo. The new fin logo looks a helluva lot like the 1997 All-Star logo. And that shield is something from MLS, not the NHL.

    Honestly, the logo is nothing without the jersey. I want to see it on a jersey before making a definitive statement.

  • Mark in Shiga | July 25, 2007 at 9:49 am |

    I don’t have any problem with batting practice jerseys in a game — they don’t look much different from the ever-popular colored alternates, and most practice jerseys don’t have player surnames on them, which is always a plus.

    The 2007 template BP jerseys in particular, though, aren’t so good. Get rid of those side panels!

  • possum | July 25, 2007 at 9:54 am |

    [quote comment=”123962″]I’ve been to Duncan Park a few times, and it is an amazing old relic. I was told that the General Admission seats were actually from Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia.

    Worth the cost of renovations![/quote]
    Me and a buddy stopped there once on the way from Charlotte to a G-Braves game. No one was playing but it sure was cool to see it. I have heard the Connie Mack seat story too.

  • Ilana Hardesty | July 25, 2007 at 9:56 am |

    Vaguely uni-related article in today’s Boston Globe — about the barber to many of the Red Sox (object of Manny’s wristband shoutouts):

    http://www.boston.co...

  • Kim | July 25, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    I don’t like BP jerseys seeing game time, but I don’t mind so much for the back end of a double header.

    Figure that some of the guys have really put some sweat and dirt into the first games unis, so going to the BP as a backup set is fine.

    But wearing them for a random Thursday game is lame.

  • The Modernish Father | July 25, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    Can’t help but notice that the fancy slideshow the Sharks put together to announce their new logo has the old logo prominently displayed in the bottom right corner of the interface.

    D’oh!

  • Adam | July 25, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    [quote comment=”123974″]I am still trying to figure out if I like that new Sharks logo. My first impression is not so much. We’ll see I suppose…[/quote]
    The more I see the new logo, the more
    I like it. The old logo looks, in comparison, like a black blob. This has a much more detailed look. Now if you were to comment on the darn orange…

  • My name is not Earl | July 25, 2007 at 10:07 am |

    How could you do a column on flight attendants and not include the old Southwest uniforms . . . you, know, the early ones with the barely-there shorts and the thigh-high FM boots?

  • ed leahy | July 25, 2007 at 10:10 am |

    Who gives a FUCK about airline uniforms. Uniwatch, the obsessive study of ATHLETICS aesthetics. Some freak with a mannequin collection…creepy

  • Tom in Baltimore | July 25, 2007 at 10:14 am |

    Joe H: Awesome post yesterday! I’ve done the sports legends tour a few times now and I get something new out of it every time. Anyway, with all the talk of the RBK NHL gear yesterday, I felt that you didn’t get your props for such great work. Good job, dude!

  • Tom in Baltimore | July 25, 2007 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”123999″]Who gives a FUCK about airline uniforms. Uniwatch, the obsessive study of ATHLETICS aesthetics. Some freak with a mannequin collection…creepy[/quote]

    Calm down.

  • Kim | July 25, 2007 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”123986″]Can’t help but notice that the fancy slideshow the Sharks put together to announce their new logo has the old logo prominently displayed in the bottom right corner of the interface.

    D’oh![/quote]

    That was the first thing I noticed, too!

    Though I like the new Sharks logo and their various other emblems, logos, and wordmarks. It’s a good evolution of the design.

  • Shaftman | July 25, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment=”123999″]Who gives a FUCK about airline uniforms. Uniwatch, the obsessive study of ATHLETICS aesthetics. Some freak with a mannequin collection…creepy[/quote]

    While I agree with you I merely jumped to the Ticker and went from there. No need to get nasty. We save that for steroid taking home run “champions“.

  • Joe Drennan | July 25, 2007 at 10:23 am |

    The old Sharks logo is still up on the NHL home page as well. I suppose it takes time replace all the logos on a website(s) so I’ll cut ’em a little slack.

  • Stuby | July 25, 2007 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”124004″][quote comment=”123999″]Who gives a FUCK about airline uniforms. Uniwatch, the obsessive study of ATHLETICS aesthetics. Some freak with a mannequin collection…creepy[/quote]

    While I agree with you I merely jumped to the Ticker and went from there. No need to get nasty. We save that for steroid taking home run “champions“.[/quote]
    C’mon, the Giants didn’t go to the cream colored unis ’til 2000. ;)

  • todd krevanchi | July 25, 2007 at 10:30 am |

    from yesterday…

    [quote comment=”123912″]does anyone recall in the mid 90’s when north carolina wore those nikes with the blue removeable straps? If anyone knows what the name of that shoe was please let me know. thanx[/quote]

    there were 2 shoes
    the air adjust force worn by shammond williams (l) and the air modify force worn by antawn jamison (r)
    http://cache.gettyim...

  • todd krevanchi | July 25, 2007 at 10:31 am |

    from yesterday…

    [quote comment=”123912″]does anyone recall in the mid 90’s when north carolina wore those nikes with the blue removeable straps? If anyone knows what the name of that shoe was please let me know. thanx[/quote]

    there were 2 shoes
    the air adjust force worn by shammond williams (l) and the air modify force worn by antawn jamison (r)
    http://farm2.static....

  • Kenny | July 25, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”123974″]I am still trying to figure out if I like that new Sharks logo. My first impression is not so much. We’ll see I suppose…[/quote]

    There are some in that gallery I like and then there are some that, well, just plain stink

    I like the full shark one without the wordmark – however, if the tail was behind the A I could accept it

  • Dane | July 25, 2007 at 10:44 am |

    [quote comment=”124006″]C’mon, the Giants didn’t go to the cream colored unis ’til 2000. ;)[/quote]

    I thought they need the cream AND the clear.

  • Kevin from Ohio in Virginia | July 25, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    Like the new Sharks logo, especially the one with the tail. SWEET. Also, is it me or does the tape on the stick have the word “WIN” written in it by the over lapping of the tape edges. Turn your head to the right when viewing it.

    To my fellow Ohioan Vince,

    I’m telling your mother how many times you wrote the “M” word in this post, and your ass is grass, mister. Don’t bring that filth into my house.

  • Adam | July 25, 2007 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”124012″]Like the new Sharks logo, especially the one with the tail. SWEET. Also, is it me or does the tape on the stick have the word “WIN” written in it by the over lapping of the tape edges. Turn your head to the right when viewing it.[/quote]
    Seems more like “vin” to me. I doubt it was intentional.

  • Mitch | July 25, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”123978″]Batting practice jerseys in a real game? That should be a no-no. Thankfully the Mariners lost and won’t be inspired to do it again.[/quote]
    The Twins did it 2 years ago while going through a slump. It didn’t work.

  • Joey Guns | July 25, 2007 at 11:00 am |

    An article on the Red Sox team barber, LMontro, aka the guy who’s wristbands Manny and Big Papi sometimes wear.

    http://www.boston.co...

    LMontro won’t reveal what specific clients pay, but said it’s not unusual to collect $1,000 for a cut. Driving a Hummer with Louis Vuitton leather seats, gull-wing doors, and a satellite dish on the roof, he certainly looks like he’s living large.

  • Ed | July 25, 2007 at 11:00 am |

    Hey Vince & Paul – as a former airline employee, I really enjoyed today’s article.

    ed

  • Broker75 | July 25, 2007 at 11:02 am |

    [quote comment=”123999″]Who gives a FUCK about airline uniforms. Uniwatch, the obsessive study of ATHLETICS aesthetics. Some freak with a mannequin collection…creepy[/quote]
    Who you calling creepy

  • Dan | July 25, 2007 at 11:12 am |

    sad news for classic uniform matchups. Notre Dame and U of Michigan(sorry, ohioan using the M word, but screw tOSU) taking a break after 2011 to play other teams. At least ND might be playing Oklahoma, so still a good uni match up.

    and to add to the list of occupations – student @ CWRU in aerospace engineering.

  • Tim | July 25, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    I don’t have a screen shot but in last nights Mets-Pirates game there were a couple of players that had the pirates head logo on their left shoulder and others who didn’t. I know Ian Snell and Jason Bay had the patches while Xavier Nady did not. Anyone know the reason for this?

  • Wall of Beef | July 25, 2007 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”123977″][quote comment=”123974″]like the new Pens jerseys, I love the logo, but the uniform looks like an MLB batting practice jersey… yuck.[/quote]

    Pens? As in Penguins? Or are you talking about the Preds, as in Predators? Because I have not seen anything about new Penguins uniforms, but the Predators unveiled their new jersey.

  • DenverGregg | July 25, 2007 at 11:28 am |

    Thanks for the offbeat post. Looking at the airline unis, a few others stand out for reasons good and not so good: Allegheny, Caledonian, Gulf, Hughes Airwest, Sahara and Tyrolean.

  • Teebz | July 25, 2007 at 11:34 am |

    [quote comment=”124023″][quote comment=”123977″][quote comment=”123974″]like the new Pens jerseys, I love the logo, but the uniform looks like an MLB batting practice jersey… yuck.[/quote]

    Pens? As in Penguins? Or are you talking about the Preds, as in Predators? Because I have not seen anything about new Penguins uniforms, but the Predators unveiled their new jersey.[/quote]

    It has been leaked, Beef. Check here, near the bottom of my blog entry, for photos.

  • Chad G | July 25, 2007 at 11:34 am |

    [quote comment=”124023″]like the new Pens jerseys, I love the logo, but the uniform looks like an MLB batting practice jersey… yuck.

    Pens? As in Penguins? Or are you talking about the Preds, as in Predators? Because I have not seen anything about new Penguins uniforms, but the Predators unveiled their new jersey.[/quote]

    There have been leaked photos of what may be the new Penguins Uni. Check yesterday’s comments.

  • Adam | July 25, 2007 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”124023″][quote comment=”123977″][quote comment=”123974″]like the new Pens jerseys, I love the logo, but the uniform looks like an MLB batting practice jersey… yuck.[/quote]

    Pens? As in Penguins? Or are you talking about the Preds, as in Predators? Because I have not seen anything about new Penguins uniforms, but the Predators unveiled their new jersey.[/quote]

    A new Penguins jersey has been “leaked” a few places online, such as here all the way at the bottom.
    Very MLB practice jersey-esque. Muy malo.

    Also, to clarify and make us even more diverse, I’m a high school student.

  • Adam | July 25, 2007 at 11:37 am |

    Damn I can’t get those link things to work :-\.

  • Adam | July 25, 2007 at 11:37 am |

    Wow am I slow.

  • VossRules | July 25, 2007 at 11:59 am |

    Give Jimenez a break! At least he’s trying by wearing stir-ups and not just knee high socks like most other big leaguers trying to look “old school”

  • Ryan | July 25, 2007 at 12:00 pm |

    The Pens jerseys are pretty awefull, especially right in the armpit where the gold sidepanel meets the black arm… What the heck? (keeping it PG)

    The Sharks logo(s), first off, damn they did ALOT of logos, sheesh! The logos are fine, I was hoping they wouldn’t go overboard and they kinda did, and the orange all over isn’t a great touch imho… Also, the HUGE crest w/ the jumping shark, is extremely excessive

  • scott | July 25, 2007 at 12:05 pm |

    Figure that some of the guys have really put some sweat and dirt into the first games unis, so going to the BP as a backup set is fine.

    Seems to me MLB teams would come with multiple sets of uniforms, thus eliminating the need for wearing BP jerseys But maybe not, as the players always seem to wear the same pants in the second game of doubleheaders. The game story said the players wore the BP jerseys because they are cooler in the Texas heat.

  • anthony | July 25, 2007 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”124010″][quote comment=”123974″]I am still trying to figure out if I like that new Sharks logo. My first impression is not so much. We’ll see I suppose…[/quote]

    There are some in that gallery I like and then there are some that, well, just plain stink

    I like the full shark one without the wordmark – however, if the tail was behind the A I could accept it[/quote]

    Is it me, or does the primary sharks log crest appear as though it looks like a bomb? (the top and side fins along with the upper left hand part of the crest utilizing the negative space looks like a small black bomb)
    Weird…

  • Jason G. | July 25, 2007 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”124034″]Figure that some of the guys have really put some sweat and dirt into the first games unis, so going to the BP as a backup set is fine.

    Seems to me MLB teams would come with multiple sets of uniforms, thus eliminating the need for wearing BP jerseys But maybe not, as the players always seem to wear the same pants in the second game of doubleheaders. The game story said the players wore the BP jerseys because they are cooler in the Texas heat.[/quote]

    I was in Texas yesterday. It wasn’t any hotter than it is here in KY.

  • anthony | July 25, 2007 at 12:09 pm |

    At second glance, there are triangles all over the Shark’s crest logo

  • Quint | July 25, 2007 at 12:11 pm |

    I missed the occupation discussion from yesterday, so I thought I’d add mine. I’m a news and sports reporter/anchor at a small radio station just north of Edmonton. I’ve even name-dropped Uni Watch on the air a few times!

  • Joe H | July 25, 2007 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”124001″]Joe H: Awesome post yesterday! I’ve done the sports legends tour a few times now and I get something new out of it every time. Anyway, with all the talk of the RBK NHL gear yesterday, I felt that you didn’t get your props for such great work. Good job, dude![/quote]

    Thanks Tom! Much appreciated!

  • Dave A | July 25, 2007 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”124034″]Figure that some of the guys have really put some sweat and dirt into the first games unis, so going to the BP as a backup set is fine.

    Seems to me MLB teams would come with multiple sets of uniforms, thus eliminating the need for wearing BP jerseys But maybe not, as the players always seem to wear the same pants in the second game of doubleheaders. The game story said the players wore the BP jerseys because they are cooler in the Texas heat.[/quote]

    Most teams have at least two sets of each jersey. As a game-worn collector, I’ve seen tagging that indicates some players have had up to five sets. With most teams having at least one alternate jersey, there’s no reason a team should wear BP jerseys in a game. And as far as the BP’s being cooler, isn’t that what the cool-base jerseys were made for?

  • anthony | July 25, 2007 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”124042″]I missed the occupation discussion from yesterday, so I thought I’d add mine. I’m a news and sports reporter/anchor at a small radio station just north of Edmonton. I’ve even name-dropped Uni Watch on the air a few times![/quote]

    Here’s mine.
    I’m a concept director for a global marketing firm – I concept, ideate, and brianstorm national promotions and in-store activations to help build brand awareness and sell more stuff (that they don’t need) to the average American consumer. I created the “Win a Pub in Ireland” contest for Guinness as well as the Shrek and Star Wars themed M&M’s. I’ve created programs for the NHL, MLB, NFL, and NASCAR. I was born in the Bronx, live in Connecticut and I’m a charter Uniwatch “vertically arched” member (#15)

  • Dave A | July 25, 2007 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”124015″]An article on the Red Sox team barber, LMontro, aka the guy who’s wristbands Manny and Big Papi sometimes wear.

    http://www.boston.co...

    LMontro won’t reveal what specific clients pay, but said it’s not unusual to collect $1,000 for a cut. Driving a Hummer with Louis Vuitton leather seats, gull-wing doors, and a satellite dish on the roof, he certainly looks like he’s living large.[/quote]

    In a quote from the article, “His mantra: “If you look good, you play good.”” . I guess that’s why Manny’s been playing like crap this season.

  • Vince Grzegorek | July 25, 2007 at 12:24 pm |

    Just restored a couple of eaten posts.

  • Corey | July 25, 2007 at 12:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”124021″]I don’t have a screen shot but in last nights Mets-Pirates game there were a couple of players that had the pirates head logo on their left shoulder and others who didn’t. I know Ian Snell and Jason Bay had the patches while Xavier Nady did not. Anyone know the reason for this?[/quote]

    The was not unique to last night. MLB has no uniform undershirt that players must wear. This is most evident on teams who wear vests. The “official” undershirt, I think made by Nike, includes the Pirate’s logo on the left sleeve. Other brands that players wear (I think Tike Redman wore Under Armor a few years ago) don’t have or aren’t permitted to include the logo. And I think we all remember the Nike dot-matrix sleeves from last year. They didn’t have the logo. As a Pirate fan, this has bugged me for years. Not to mention, now we have to worry about Adam LaRoche’s logo peeling off, as mentioned last week. I also noticed Masumi Kuwata’s is beginning to peel as well.

    And for the record, I’m a high school math teacher.

  • ginsk | July 25, 2007 at 12:26 pm |

    if you spend your time dressing up mannequins as airline stewardesses, then you really need to re-examine the path your life has taken.

  • Wall of Beef | July 25, 2007 at 12:34 pm |

    Man, side paneling maddness with those Pens jerseys. It will be nice to see the front, but the back is pretty clunky with the panels.

    Those Preds Jerseys are really awful, the best is the T-Shirt remark made on the “hockey blog in canada” site, they truly look like a guy wearing a long sleeve t-shirt under another t-shirt.

    Also, when did this whole Arm Pit panel craze get going? Its just such an odd design move, “Lets get as many swatches of color on these as we can”

  • Jason | July 25, 2007 at 12:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”124042″]I missed the occupation discussion from yesterday, so I thought I’d add mine. I’m a news and sports reporter/anchor at a small radio station just north of Edmonton. I’ve even name-dropped Uni Watch on the air a few times![/quote]

    I am a database analyst in PA.

  • Nate F | July 25, 2007 at 12:38 pm |

    Add another mechanical engineer to the occupation list.

    On the sharks logo slide show, I think they have the old logo at the bottom of the page so you can see the difference between the new and old marks.

  • Brian | July 25, 2007 at 12:41 pm |

    On August 19th, the Durham Bulls will be wearing yellow jerseys in support of the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

    Check out the jersey here

  • Joemanji | July 25, 2007 at 1:03 pm |

    City Planner in FL.

    Anyone have a guess where the Sharks shield will be used on the jersey? If at all?

  • Joe H | July 25, 2007 at 1:06 pm |

    Anyone here heading up to the HOF this weekend?

  • Joe Drennan | July 25, 2007 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”124065″]City Planner in FL.

    Anyone have a guess where the Sharks shield will be used on the jersey? If at all?[/quote]
    If they use it anywhere on the players, the only place I can see it not being ugly would be on the breezer. Many team place their logo just above the left knee of the breezer. This is where it could go IMO

  • James | July 25, 2007 at 1:07 pm |

    I think I may barf at the sight of those Penguins jerseys. At least if I do, it will match the side paneling.

  • Smail | July 25, 2007 at 1:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”123971″]To sum up the uniwatch occupations from yesterday (feel free to add to the list if you were absent from class yesterday):

    I create digital shows and content for a fulldome planetarium. Planetarium Producer is what the business card says.

  • Ken | July 25, 2007 at 1:20 pm |

    I am a student at Villanova University, but this summer I am an intern at MFS Investment Management. My internship entails reading uniwatch all day

  • SaraJane | July 25, 2007 at 1:21 pm |

    To add to the occupation list, I’m a graphic designer. I’m actually surprised there weren’t already one or two on the list.

  • Patrick | July 25, 2007 at 1:25 pm |

    I’m a client services associate at CityVoter.com. I’d tell you what I do, but I don’t really know yet (it’s my third day).

  • Shaftman | July 25, 2007 at 1:26 pm |

    Hey Vince, the big bad spam eater just ate one of my posts. HELP!!!

  • Jeff W | July 25, 2007 at 1:29 pm |

    My Occupation for the list: Television Producer

  • Kramer | July 25, 2007 at 1:34 pm |

    as i figured yesterday in the post that started all of this, we are most definately a melting pot of occupations

  • GoTerriers | July 25, 2007 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”124091″]My Occupation for the list: Television Producer[/quote]
    Okay, I’ll join the list . .

    I’m a Regional Staffing and Scheduling Director for a major department store (one that stages a fairly famous parade in November) . . .

  • Jason G. | July 25, 2007 at 1:39 pm |

    Add Draftsman to the occupation list.

    I’m somewhat surprised there haven’t been any fashion designers so far.

  • Brian | July 25, 2007 at 1:42 pm |

    I’m a financial consultant in Raleigh, NC…

  • Talon Lardner | July 25, 2007 at 1:45 pm |

    To add myself to what I do, I basically work part time at a Distribution company, loading the truck for them while I work on a degree for (hopefully) Human Resource Management.

    As for today’s update, I quite liked it… it was a great change of pace from the usual stuffs.

  • CJ | July 25, 2007 at 1:46 pm |

    I should clarify my job; high school student spending his summer job on the series of tubes looking at Uni Watch.

  • Original Jim | July 25, 2007 at 1:46 pm |

    Graphic Designer / 3-sport referee

  • Phil Pereira | July 25, 2007 at 1:49 pm |

    Occupation(s): federal employee (healthcare), photographer

  • Nick Maibroda | July 25, 2007 at 1:50 pm |

    Occupation list, media relations assistant at Concordia University in Montreal

    Great article today, a nice tangent from the sports unis. It reminds me how in many professions including sports, where you must wear a uniform to earn your pay. Whether you are a McDonald’s employee, UPS driver or a baseball player, you have no choice but to wear the uniform or suffer the consequences.

  • Kramer | July 25, 2007 at 1:50 pm |

    new temple football(haha) uniforms here

  • Teebz | July 25, 2007 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”124056″]Man, side paneling maddness with those Pens jerseys. It will be nice to see the front, but the back is pretty clunky with the panels.

    Those Preds Jerseys are really awful, the best is the T-Shirt remark made on the “hockey blog in canada” site, they truly look like a guy wearing a long sleeve t-shirt under another t-shirt.

    Also, when did this whole Arm Pit panel craze get going? Its just such an odd design move, “Lets get as many swatches of color on these as we can”[/quote]

    That “T-shirt” commentor would be me… the author of the blog. :o)

  • adr | July 25, 2007 at 2:07 pm |

    Graphic designer for an “Interactive Marketing Agency” in Calgary, AB.

  • CJ | July 25, 2007 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”124105″]new temple football(haha) uniforms here[/quote]

    News break

    “Temple Tries to Break Even By Placing Three Stripes on Everything”

    “We figured, if we put them everywhere, adidas would pay us enough to cover the money hole that is net loss from selling one hundred tickets a game.”

  • Kramer | July 25, 2007 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”124114″][quote comment=”124105″]new temple football(haha) uniforms here[/quote]

    News break

    “Temple Tries to Break Even By Placing Three Stripes on Everything”

    “We figured, if we put them everywhere, adidas would pay us enough to cover the money hole that is net loss from selling one hundred tickets a game.”[/quote]
    i was on the site to get tickets, but it doesnt list prices for that game….i just want to see penn state romp on them.

  • Sage Confucius | July 25, 2007 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”124107″][quote comment=”124056″]Man, side paneling maddness with those Pens jerseys. It will be nice to see the front, but the back is pretty clunky with the panels.

    Those Preds Jerseys are really awful, the best is the T-Shirt remark made on the “hockey blog in canada” site, they truly look like a guy wearing a long sleeve t-shirt under another t-shirt.

    Also, when did this whole Arm Pit panel craze get going? Its just such an odd design move, “Lets get as many swatches of color on these as we can”[/quote]

    That “T-shirt” commentor would be me… the author of the blog. :o)[/quote]

    And that would be why I bought the white one. I will definitely post pictures of it once it comes in….in mid September. Ugh!

    Occupation: Network Engineer for an international bank.

  • jared | July 25, 2007 at 2:16 pm |

    Anybody hear when the Dallas Stars are coming out with their new look. I know they said that the current jersey wouldn’t fit the new jersey template for reebok.

  • Will | July 25, 2007 at 2:19 pm |

    Ill add to the list
    UVA Student, avid Uni-Watch reader, trying to imploy Uni-Watch skills on my uniform for the baseball team

  • Teebz | July 25, 2007 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”124118″]Anybody hear when the Dallas Stars are coming out with their new look. I know they said that the current jersey wouldn’t fit the new jersey template for reebok.[/quote]

    No word on their jerseys yet. If they are following suit, the first preseason game in September will probably be the unveiling date.

  • Teebz | July 25, 2007 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”124117″]
    And that would be why I bought the white one. I will definitely post pictures of it once it comes in….in mid September. Ugh!

    Occupation: Network Engineer for an international bank.[/quote]

    Sage, your fine work has been posted for all to read. Great job!

  • Robert Eden | July 25, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    I have been out of the Uni Loop for the past couple of days due to vacation, and missed the occupation inquiry. I am a lawyer, so feel free to add that to the list.

  • Robert Eden | July 25, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”123972″]Nice Replacements reference Paul[/quote]

    I was thinking the same thing. Now I won’t be able to get that song out of my head for the rest of the day.

  • Tony Miller | July 25, 2007 at 2:29 pm |

    And now for something totally different:
    What is
    this thing on her neck? And how is it legal with a rulebook that prohibits jewelry?

    Occupation: Person needing a life with nothing better to do than post stupid questions & watch the rain.

  • Joe Young | July 25, 2007 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”124130″]And now for something totally different:
    What is
    this thing on her neck? And how is it legal with a rulebook that prohibits jewelry?

    Occupation: Person needing a life with nothing better to do than post stupid questions & watch the rain.[/quote]

    Its not considered jewlery. Its a Phiten necklace. which is suppose to put energy back into your body, by use of liqud titanium.

  • Jason G. | July 25, 2007 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”124132″][quote comment=”124130″]And now for something totally different:
    What is
    this thing on her neck? And how is it legal with a rulebook that prohibits jewelry?

    Occupation: Person needing a life with nothing better to do than post stupid questions & watch the rain.[/quote]

    Its not considered jewlery. Its a Phiten necklace. which is suppose to put energy back into your body, by use of liqud titanium.[/quote]

    Is there any scientific evidence that proves these things work? Seems a bit ridiculous to me, but what do I know.

  • Joey Guns | July 25, 2007 at 2:49 pm |

    The Smoking Gun has a funny pictorial of all mug shots where people were wearing sports jerseys. Check it out:

    http://www.thesmokng...

    Ed McCaffery is first.

  • rc | July 25, 2007 at 2:50 pm |

    Occupation: Construction Manager / Civil Engineer

  • jesse | July 25, 2007 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”124116″][quote comment=”124114″][quote comment=”124105″]new temple football(haha) uniforms here[/quote]

    News break

    “Temple Tries to Break Even By Placing Three Stripes on Everything”

    “We figured, if we put them everywhere, adidas would pay us enough to cover the money hole that is net loss from selling one hundred tickets a game.”[/quote]
    i was on the site to get tickets, but it doesnt list prices for that game….i just want to see penn state romp on them.[/quote]

    The Temple Uniforms are totally cool, and will bring back memories of them getting their ass kicked thirty years ago, as opposed to their recent memories of getting their ass kicked. But seriously, they look pretty neat, the checked pattern on the pants is real cool.

    As far as tickets go, I don’t think they are selling single tickets to that game yet. It looked to me like if you bought tickets to any other Temple game, you “earned” the right to buy ticket to the PSU game. So buy two Navy tickets, then two PSU tickets. The Nittany Lion Club probably still has some in the Penn State section, and will get more closer to the game. Of course you have to be in the Nittany Lion Club, but it only costs $25 dollars to join.

    By the way, I’m a sheppard.

  • Nate | July 25, 2007 at 3:07 pm |

    Occupation to add to the list: Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass.

    surprising…I seem to be the only assistant alumni director” =)

  • mooka | July 25, 2007 at 3:10 pm |

    Jorbs – Full-time Graphic Designer/part time comic book store clerk/weekend alternative radio station disc jockey. No wonder the renovation on my house isn’t finished. :)

  • Nate | July 25, 2007 at 3:10 pm |

    And why can’t we get a logo on Temple’s helmet? I’m not a big fan of words on the helmet. Gimme a logo!

  • Steve B | July 25, 2007 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”124138″][quote comment=”124132″][quote comment=”124130″]And now for something totally different:
    What is
    this thing on her neck? And how is it legal with a rulebook that prohibits jewelry?

    Occupation: Person needing a life with nothing better to do than post stupid questions & watch the rain.[/quote]

    Its not considered jewlery. Its a Phiten necklace. which is suppose to put energy back into your body, by use of liqud titanium.[/quote]

    Is there any scientific evidence that proves these things work? Seems a bit ridiculous to me, but what do I know.[/quote]

    As another chemist checking in, I would have to say you are very likely correct in your scepticism of unfounded claims of “energy” and “liquid titanium?”.

    I’ve got to come up with some scientific sounding mumbo-jumbo to sell to the masses and make my fortune. Anybody want to buy some nitrogen infused oxygen for boosting lung capacity?

    Steve B

  • anthony | July 25, 2007 at 3:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”124095″][quote comment=”124091″]My Occupation for the list: Television Producer[/quote]
    Okay, I’ll join the list . .

    I’m a Regional Staffing and Scheduling Director for a major department store (one that stages a fairly famous parade in November) . . .[/quote]

    Gimbels?

    (just kidding…)

  • Roger Faso | July 25, 2007 at 3:16 pm |

    Video Game Producer / Wiffle Ball Hitter

  • Jason G. | July 25, 2007 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”124149″][quote comment=”124138″][quote comment=”124132″][quote comment=”124130″]And now for something totally different:
    What is
    this thing on her neck? And how is it legal with a rulebook that prohibits jewelry?

    Occupation: Person needing a life with nothing better to do than post stupid questions & watch the rain.[/quote]

    Its not considered jewlery. Its a Phiten necklace. which is suppose to put energy back into your body, by use of liqud titanium.[/quote]

    Is there any scientific evidence that proves these things work? Seems a bit ridiculous to me, but what do I know.[/quote]

    As another chemist checking in, I would have to say you are very likely correct in your scepticism of unfounded claims of “energy” and “liquid titanium?”.

    I’ve got to come up with some scientific sounding mumbo-jumbo to sell to the masses and make my fortune. Anybody want to buy some nitrogen infused oxygen for boosting lung capacity?

    Steve B[/quote]

    How about dihydrogen monoxide to help with dehydration?

  • DenverGregg | July 25, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”124149″][quote comment=”124138″][quote comment=”124132″][quote comment=”124130″]And now for something totally different:
    What is
    this thing on her neck? And how is it legal with a rulebook that prohibits jewelry?

    Occupation: Person needing a life with nothing better to do than post stupid questions & watch the rain.[/quote]

    Its not considered jewlery. Its a Phiten necklace. which is suppose to put energy back into your body, by use of liqud titanium.[/quote]

    Is there any scientific evidence that proves these things work? Seems a bit ridiculous to me, but what do I know.[/quote]

    As another chemist checking in, I would have to say you are very likely correct in your scepticism of unfounded claims of “energy” and “liquid titanium?”.

    I’ve got to come up with some scientific sounding mumbo-jumbo to sell to the masses and make my fortune. Anybody want to buy some nitrogen infused oxygen for boosting lung capacity?

    Steve B[/quote]
    Nitrogen-infused oxygen is great! Our hospital has had amazing results since administering it our surgical patients. They recover so much better than they had before we started using this well-nigh miraculous substance!

  • Roger Faso | July 25, 2007 at 3:39 pm |

    I finished my logo project. 510.

    It’s my attempt to create an all encompassing logo for my 3 favorite teams; Golden State Warriors, Oakland Raiders and Oakland Athletics. The font is the one used by the Warriors during the 70s and 80s, the elephant is from the A’s and the shield and eye patch are from the Raiders. The seven stars represent the collective 7 World Championships won by the Warriors, Raiders and Athletics while they called Oakland home.

    East Bay for life.

  • Chris Sk | July 25, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”124140″]Occupation: Construction Manager / Civil Engineer[/quote]
    Me too, next time your toilet flushes south of Boston you can thank me.

  • DJ | July 25, 2007 at 3:49 pm |

    Its not considered jewlery. Its a Phiten necklace. which is suppose to put energy back into your body, by use of liqud titanium.

    Is there any scientific evidence that proves these things work? Seems a bit ridiculous to me, but what do I know.

    I have one, and it really helps my head and neck pain. That, and all the aspirin I take…

  • Broker75 | July 25, 2007 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”124160″]I finished my logo project. 510.

    It’s my attempt to create an all encompassing logo for my 3 favorite teams; Golden State Warriors, Oakland Raiders and Oakland Athletics. The font is the one used by the Warriors during the 70s and 80s, the elephant is from the A’s and the shield and eye patch are from the Raiders. The seven stars represent the collective 7 World Championships won by the Warriors, Raiders and Athletics while they called Oakland home.

    East Bay for life.[/quote]
    That’s a pretty cool logo Roger. I wish I had those skills to produce something like that..if I did I would revamp the current Blue Jays logo and shove it down their throats.

  • Jason G. | July 25, 2007 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”124160″]I finished my logo project. 510.

    It’s my attempt to create an all encompassing logo for my 3 favorite teams; Golden State Warriors, Oakland Raiders and Oakland Athletics. The font is the one used by the Warriors during the 70s and 80s, the elephant is from the A’s and the shield and eye patch are from the Raiders. The seven stars represent the collective 7 World Championships won by the Warriors, Raiders and Athletics while they called Oakland home.

    East Bay for life.[/quote]

    Your logo is very reminiscent of this. I don’t think you copied it, because I doubt you know who Clutch is. However, as soon as I saw your logo I thought of the Clutch Elephant Riders logo.

  • Roger Faso | July 25, 2007 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”124166″][quote comment=”124160″]I finished my logo project. 510.

    It’s my attempt to create an all encompassing logo for my 3 favorite teams; Golden State Warriors, Oakland Raiders and Oakland Athletics. The font is the one used by the Warriors during the 70s and 80s, the elephant is from the A’s and the shield and eye patch are from the Raiders. The seven stars represent the collective 7 World Championships won by the Warriors, Raiders and Athletics while they called Oakland home.

    East Bay for life.[/quote]

    Your logo is very reminiscent of this. I don’t think you copied it, because I doubt you know who Clutch is. However, as soon as I saw your logo I thought of the Clutch Elephant Riders logo.[/quote]

    I like the crossed rifles. Reminds me of the US Army’s symbol for the Infantry.

  • Joe H | July 25, 2007 at 4:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”124084″]To add to the occupation list, I’m a graphic designer. I’m actually surprised there weren’t already one or two on the list.[/quote]

    I am, but I figured everyone already knew that! ;)

  • Sammy | July 25, 2007 at 4:03 pm |

    The new UM-Adidas contract sounds like a good thing for the school, although I do prefer Nike to Adidas, primarily because I think the swoosh is a better corporate symbol than Adidas’ three stripes pattern. Mostly, I hope that the Michigan football uniform will not be cluttered up by the Adidas symbol, as Nike deferred to making the swoosh smaller and putting it on the collar.

  • hot rodd | July 25, 2007 at 4:03 pm |

    looks like my occcupation never came through

    Compliance Associate – Life Insurance Company

  • Broker75 | July 25, 2007 at 4:20 pm |

    I created this uni for the Blue Jays on one of those do it yourself things. and this and this This site doesn’t require A+ computer skills, that’s why I was able to do it.

  • JFL | July 25, 2007 at 4:28 pm |

    Adding to the list, I am a student at Denison University in Granville OH. I am an interning with the Atlanta Braves this summer and I am a founder of a Chicago based tshirt company called Addison Station. http://www.addisonst...

  • Chad G | July 25, 2007 at 4:29 pm |

    Check this out: It looks like Coney is wearing stirrups and fake stirrups at the same time.

  • schuby | July 25, 2007 at 4:47 pm |

    Broker75, I can’t get that site to let put a team name on the uniforms, or get the brushed script. How do you make it work?

  • Jason G. | July 25, 2007 at 4:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”124181″]Check this out: It looks like Coney is wearing stirrups and fake stirrups at the same time.[/quote]

    What no clean sanitaries?

  • Broker75 | July 25, 2007 at 4:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”124187″]Broker75, I can’t get that site to let put a team name on the uniforms, or get the brushed script. How do you make it work?[/quote]
    I pretty well just followed the steps one by one.

  • Kerry | July 25, 2007 at 5:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”124180″]Adding to the list, I am a student at Denison University in Granville OH. I am an interning with the Atlanta Braves this summer and I am a founder of a Chicago based tshirt company called Addison Station. http://www.addisonst...
    I’m a big Cubs fan and a bigger LSU fan. So I’m really stoked to see Ryan Theriot and Mike Fontenot do so well up there.

    I love the “W” shirt and “The Riot” shirt.

  • Anthony Verna | July 25, 2007 at 5:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”124091″]My Occupation for the list: Television Producer[/quote]

    Hey Jeff, can you send me an e-mail? I have a question about a client of mine. law at nyctrademarks dot com. Thank you.

  • Philly Bill | July 25, 2007 at 5:52 pm |

    That Smoking Gun “Go To Jail Team” link had a typo in it. Here’s one that shold work: http://www.thesmokin...

    There is a disproportionate number of Broncos fans on the list.

    And don’t buy that raft o’ crap about the Mariners wearing their BP jerseys because of the “Texas heat” — it’s been preposterously mild in North Texas so far this summer. It’s hotter in Brooklyn right now. Last night it was in the high 70s in Arlington after sundown.

    And finally, greetings, fellow Gearheads! I actually have a t-shirt with the Clutch cavalry logo on it.

  • Tod | July 25, 2007 at 6:02 pm |

    Occupation: Assistant Director of Media Relations for Conference USA

  • Stuby | July 25, 2007 at 6:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”124208″]That Smoking Gun “Go To Jail Team” link had a typo in it. Here’s one that shold work: http://www.thesmokin...

    There is a disproportionate number of Broncos fans on the list.

    And don’t buy that raft o’ crap about the Mariners wearing their BP jerseys because of the “Texas heat” — it’s been preposterously mild in North Texas so far this summer. It’s hotter in Brooklyn right now. Last night it was in the high 70s in Arlington after sundown.

    And finally, greetings, fellow Gearheads! I actually have a t-shirt with the Clutch cavalry logo on it.[/quote]
    I’m guessing they are all from Denver. The first 17 mugshots have the same wall in the background.

  • Larry C | July 25, 2007 at 6:23 pm |

    I know it falls short of UniWatch standards, but the old Sharks logos was always one of my favorites. It was relatively simple and had a Shark biting a stick. I was rocking Sharks back in high school in Detroit; I enjoyed the aesthetics, even if it was teal. I sort of appreciated it later because it was a nice reminder that, yes, there was a time in history when teal was cool. I sorta like teams that retain the color scheme of the time they were founded.

    The new Sharks logo? I don’t like it so much. It sorta looks like a) clip art, and b) as mentioned before, something a minor league team would use. I also have a hard time imagining something drawn from a 3/4 angle would look good on a jersey. I like the shark fin, but the old alternate logo was good too. (In fact, the old shark fin was my favorite alternate logo in the league.) I guess I should wait until the jerseys come out, but so far, I’m not liking it.

  • Buckeye Mike | July 25, 2007 at 6:28 pm |

    I’ll throw in on this. I’m in charge of Production at a multi-million a year plant

  • DenverGregg | July 25, 2007 at 6:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”124216″][quote comment=”124208″]That Smoking Gun “Go To Jail Team” link had a typo in it. Here’s one that shold work: http://www.thesmokin...

    There is a disproportionate number of Broncos fans on the list.

    And don’t buy that raft o’ crap about the Mariners wearing their BP jerseys because of the “Texas heat” — it’s been preposterously mild in North Texas so far this summer. It’s hotter in Brooklyn right now. Last night it was in the high 70s in Arlington after sundown.

    And finally, greetings, fellow Gearheads! I actually have a t-shirt with the Clutch cavalry logo on it.[/quote]
    I’m guessing they are all from Denver. The first 17 mugshots have the same wall in the background.[/quote]
    Looked like mostly NBA jerseys with a few from NFL. None from MLB or NHL. Make of that what you will.

  • chris | July 25, 2007 at 7:13 pm |

    Occupation: Poli-sci student at the University of Minnesota. only 16+ weeks till hockey season.

    Temple Unis: garbage to match the team.
    Sharks logos: I’ll have to wait but like someone said earlier They’re too Arena league/ minor league baseball cheesy.

  • Jon | July 25, 2007 at 7:16 pm |

    Has anyone else heard of this Continental Indoor Football League before? It’s news to me. Apparently it’s some small time 7-on-7 football league. Click around on some of the tema links at the top and see some interesting Arena-style uniforms. Regrettably, the team coming to Milwaukee next year features purple prominently in their uni’s. How can “Bonecrushers” be purple?

  • Roger Faso | July 25, 2007 at 7:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”124165″][quote comment=”124160″]I finished my logo project. 510.

    It’s my attempt to create an all encompassing logo for my 3 favorite teams; Golden State Warriors, Oakland Raiders and Oakland Athletics. The font is the one used by the Warriors during the 70s and 80s, the elephant is from the A’s and the shield and eye patch are from the Raiders. The seven stars represent the collective 7 World Championships won by the Warriors, Raiders and Athletics while they called Oakland home.

    East Bay for life.[/quote]
    That’s a pretty cool logo Roger. I wish I had those skills to produce something like that..if I did I would revamp the current Blue Jays logo and shove it down their throats.[/quote]

    I used Paint. It’s a program you should already have. It’s pretty easy to use. You just have to play around with it.

    That’s how I made this beaut.

    PS> I like your jersey work. I agree the Blue Jays should shake things up and get on the good foot.

  • Stuby | July 25, 2007 at 7:26 pm |

    ESPN2 is showing Outdoor Bowling. They’ve even moved the ugly-ass bowling alley carpeting outside. About 8 people are there as spectators. Who thought of this crap?

    This stuff should really be on ‘ESPN8-The Ocho’.

  • Roger Faso | July 25, 2007 at 7:26 pm |

    Just found out I’m gonna be a dad again.

    Stirrups for everyone!

  • Dave A | July 25, 2007 at 7:42 pm |

    Toronto Argonauts (CFL) to unveil their new, light blue third jersey for tomorrow’s game.

  • emsquared | July 25, 2007 at 7:56 pm |

    Wow, is this site getting LAME. Airline uniforms??? Let me guess, only old airline uniforms are cool, right? Garsh forbid a new and interesting mono color scheme can be tolerated in the friendly skies either. Only the old uniforms can be cool, right? ‘Cause that’s what the old guys who write uniwatch like. . . .old things

  • Lake | July 25, 2007 at 8:01 pm |

    Occupation: Residence Director at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. Currently living in a hotel as the Bills take over my building. Protesting by putting a NY Jets sticker on my office window.

  • Stuby | July 25, 2007 at 8:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”124265″]Wow, is this site getting LAME. Airline uniforms??? Let me guess, only old airline uniforms are cool, right? Garsh forbid a new and interesting mono color scheme can be tolerated in the friendly skies either. Only the old uniforms can be cool, right? ‘Cause that’s what the old guys who write uniwatch like. . . .old things[/quote]
    I’ll never understand when people complain about the subject matter of a particular entry.

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | July 25, 2007 at 9:28 pm |

    Cashier at a retail furniture store

  • Adam | July 25, 2007 at 9:31 pm |

    Does anyone else think that the “T” on the blue Jays hat looks like a “J”? And why are the BLUE Jays wearing BLACK???

  • Fleeser | July 25, 2007 at 9:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”123977″][quote comment=”123974″]I am still trying to figure out if I like that new Sharks logo. My first impression is not so much. We’ll see I suppose…[/quote]
    I agree… I like the shield logo and the new fin logo, but the main one screams amateur sport or arena football/lacrosse tacky… I’m holding out for the full uniform though, as that is the telling part of it for me… like the new Pens jerseys, I love the logo, but the uniform looks like an MLB batting practice jersey… yuck.[/quote]
    I’m really disappointed in the Sharks logo. I loved their old logo and uniforms. It was one of the very few contemporary logos that I liked. How disappointing.

  • Jeff Tripodi | July 25, 2007 at 9:35 pm |

    Check out the logo creep (yellow shirt) on the front page image at Slate today…

  • Kevin | July 25, 2007 at 9:46 pm |

    The San Diego County Administration building hung a 35×40 foot replica Tony Gwynn jersey this afternoon. Article from S.D. Union-Trib.

  • subway | July 25, 2007 at 9:59 pm |

    Huh? All I did was hit the Quote button.

  • KC | July 25, 2007 at 10:00 pm |

    Occupation: Head Athletic Trainer and Equipment Manager for a (semi) professional hockey team (Junior Level)

  • Bill T. | July 25, 2007 at 10:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”124286″]Check out the logo creep (yellow shirt) on the front page image at Slate today…[/quote]

    It’s like the Uniwatch version of Where’s Waldo.

  • Stuby | July 25, 2007 at 10:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”124287″]The San Diego County Administration building hung a 35×40 foot replica Tony Gwynn jersey this afternoon. Article from S.D. Union-Trib.[/quote]
    Wow. The city did a better job with the jersey font than the team did on their throwback night.

    BTW, is that Gwynn’s actual jersey? C’mon, someone had to ask that question…

  • Terri | July 25, 2007 at 10:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”124265″]Wow, is this site getting LAME. Airline uniforms??? Let me guess, only old airline uniforms are cool, right? Garsh forbid a new and interesting mono color scheme can be tolerated in the friendly skies either. Only the old uniforms can be cool, right? ‘Cause that’s what the old guys who write uniwatch like. . . .old things[/quote]

    Hey genius, it’s simple…don’t like, don’t read it.

  • Terri | July 25, 2007 at 11:01 pm |

    By the way, since everyone seems to have actual careers, I’m the Cracker Barrel employee in the original list from this morning, but that’s just to pay the bills. I’m a journalism grad student and a (former, as of my May graduation) field hockey player.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | July 25, 2007 at 11:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”124265″]Wow, is this site getting LAME. Airline uniforms??? Let me guess, only old airline uniforms are cool, right? Garsh forbid a new and interesting mono color scheme can be tolerated in the friendly skies either. Only the old uniforms can be cool, right? ‘Cause that’s what the old guys who write uniwatch like. . . .old things[/quote]

    old guys… huh! i was always under the assumption that the unusual habit of focussing on this type of minutae knew no age…

    guys, i gotta apologize for thinking that.
    im 33 and im assuming that im included in that “old guys” statement.

  • Terri | July 25, 2007 at 11:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”124302″][quote comment=”124265″]Wow, is this site getting LAME. Airline uniforms??? Let me guess, only old airline uniforms are cool, right? Garsh forbid a new and interesting mono color scheme can be tolerated in the friendly skies either. Only the old uniforms can be cool, right? ‘Cause that’s what the old guys who write uniwatch like. . . .old things[/quote]

    old guys… huh! i was always under the assumption that the unusual habit of focussing on this type of minutae knew no age…

    guys, i gotta apologize for thinking that.
    im 33 and im assuming that im included in that “old guys” statement.[/quote]

    I’m 22 and a girl, and I really liked today’s entry…does that make me an old guy?

  • Vince Grzegorek | July 25, 2007 at 11:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”124265″]Wow, is this site getting LAME. Airline uniforms??? Let me guess, only old airline uniforms are cool, right? Garsh forbid a new and interesting mono color scheme can be tolerated in the friendly skies either. Only the old uniforms can be cool, right? ‘Cause that’s what the old guys who write uniwatch like. . . .old things[/quote]

    Read, don’t read, it’s your choice. Paul’s not old, and I’m 25. If you only care about current uniform designs without paying attention to the history of where everything came from, then you’re missing the point. By the way, if you don’t want to be angry about “old things” don’t read tomorrow’s post.

  • Vince Grzegorek | July 25, 2007 at 11:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”124180″]Adding to the list, I am a student at Denison University in Granville OH. I am an interning with the Atlanta Braves this summer and I am a founder of a Chicago based tshirt company called Addison Station. http://www.addisonst...

    One of my best friends is a Denison grad. Congrats. Spent one wonderful night from 1am-6am on campus.

  • Buckeye Mike | July 25, 2007 at 11:56 pm |

    “Looks like Freel is going with the high socks tonight. Hopefully that spreads. Keppinger is currently the only member of the high sock crew — well, and now Freel. It just looks so much better. Johnny Estrada was rockin’ the full, real stirrups for the Brewers and it looks so god. Much better than the baggy pajama pants look.”

    from http://frontier.cinc...

    this guy bloggs all the Reds games.

  • Ryan | July 26, 2007 at 12:32 am |

    I like the Sharks’ new logo – I don’t even mind the addition of orange. It’s just a shame that it replaced silver – which seems to be on the way out.

    I only have one real qualm with the whole thing: Why do they have like 20 logos? I like the new shark fin, the shield, and the new primary logo, but the endless wordprints? The logo with the whole shark is cool, but it’s as redundant as redundant redundancy.

  • Ryan | July 26, 2007 at 12:43 am |

    I just read the link to the possible new Flyers and Red Wings jerseys:

    As a die-hard, lifelong Pens fan, those new jerseys made my eyes throw up. The Red Wings’ new sweater is a crime against hockey. They had one of the nicest jerseys in all of sports, and nothing needed to be changed. I hope the rest of the Original Six will follow the Bruins’ example.

    I just scrolled down a little farther on the site to see his rankings of the logos. He put the Penguins’, Bruins’, and Leafs’ logos toward the very bottom, and the Senators’, Predators’, and Hurricanes’ near the top? If there was a Nobel Price for bad taste, he’d be getting a million dollar check in Oslo.

  • Bill | July 26, 2007 at 12:47 am |

    [quote comment=”124151″][quote comment=”124095″][quote comment=”124091″]My Occupation for the list: Television Producer[/quote]
    Okay, I’ll join the list . .

    I’m a Regional Staffing and Scheduling Director for a major department store (one that stages a fairly famous parade in November) . . .[/quote]

    Gimbels?

    (just kidding…)[/quote]
    Wow……a Gimbel’s reference! A store that could never compete with Kaufmann’s and Horne’s in downtown Pittsburgh.

  • Skippy | July 26, 2007 at 1:12 am |

    Add primary school teacher to the list.

  • Patrick | July 26, 2007 at 1:20 am |

    I’m a 16 year old kid…
    damn looks like I got “old” quicker than I expected to.

    JFL – I am SO getting that Chicago flag/wrigley tee. Well done.

  • Brien | July 26, 2007 at 1:41 am |

    For the list: I’m a history major at Colgate University in the bustling metropolis of Hamilton, NY. And, for what it’s worth, my work-study job (one of them) is to be the student supervisor of intramural sports in the Department of Recreational Sports, of which the highlight so far was getting hats to match our ref jerseys.

    Also, uni-wise:

    -A few weeks ago, the Cincinnati Jungle Kats (af2) gave away a bobblehead of Ken Griffey Jr. in a Kats jerseys. I don’t remember seeing any mention of it on here–or anywhere outside eBay, for that matter–so, um…better late than never, I guess.

    -At the Reds game tonight, they showed video of Jim Maloney’s no-hitter against the Cubs in ’65, and I swear the Reds had their names below their numbers, but I can’t find any photos of the back of the jersey online. Can anyone help? Did I see right?

  • Jeff I | July 26, 2007 at 1:47 am |

    Occupation: News writer/producer

  • Dave in Maine | July 26, 2007 at 6:33 am |

    [quote comment=”124065″]City Planner in FL.

    [/quote]

    So I’m not the only one! I’m an urban and regional planner, if you wanna get technical, which is of course the whole point of Uni Watch. Maybe one of use should do a post on the standard colors for land use classification maps (I’m not volunteering!)

  • Stuby | July 26, 2007 at 6:40 am |

    [quote comment=”124332″]For the list: I’m a history major at Colgate University in the bustling metropolis of Hamilton, NY. And, for what it’s worth, my work-study job (one of them) is to be the student supervisor of intramural sports in the Department of Recreational Sports, of which the highlight so far was getting hats to match our ref jerseys.

    Also, uni-wise:

    -A few weeks ago, the Cincinnati Jungle Kats (af2) gave away a bobblehead of Ken Griffey Jr. in a Kats jerseys. I don’t remember seeing any mention of it on here–or anywhere outside eBay, for that matter–so, um…better late than never, I guess.

    -At the Reds game tonight, they showed video of Jim Maloney’s no-hitter against the Cubs in ’65, and I swear the Reds had their names below their numbers, but I can’t find any photos of the back of the jersey online. Can anyone help? Did I see right?[/quote]
    Yes, you saw correctly. If you get a chance to watch ‘When it Was a Game III’ on HBO (its on again this Sat. at 7AM), there is some good footage of the names below the numbers toward the end of the show.

  • Ryan | July 26, 2007 at 11:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”124323″][quote comment=”124151″][quote comment=”124095″][quote comment=”124091″]My Occupation for the list: Television Producer[/quote]
    Okay, I’ll join the list . .

    I’m a Regional Staffing and Scheduling Director for a major department store (one that stages a fairly famous parade in November) . . .[/quote]

    Gimbels?

    (just kidding…)[/quote]
    Wow……a Gimbel’s reference! A store that could never compete with Kaufmann’s and Horne’s in downtown Pittsburgh.[/quote]

    Sweet.