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Green-360, on One

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I can’t imagine why anyone would want to watch something as completely irrelevant as the Hall of Fame game, which is pointless even by NFL exhibition standards. But it’s a good thing someone watched, because now we have our first real uni-related development of the football season. As I first mentioned in yesterday’s Ticker, several people who watched the game reported seeing a little green dot on the back of some of the quarterbacks’ helmets (here’s a larger view). Most people seemed to think it had something to do with the radio sets that the QB helmets are equipped with, and it turns out they were right — sort of.

ProFootballTalk.com reported yesterday that the green dot “to help officials confirm that only one player on offense is wearing a helmet with a radio receiver from the coaching staff. So, if a team plans to put two quarterbacks on the field at the same time [for a trick play], one of them must change helmets before entering the game.” (You can see the full report by searching for “green dot” on this page.)

But how does the dot end up on the helmet? Is it embedded into the plastic by the manufacturer, or is it just a decal applied by the team? If the latter, what’s to stop a team from beating the system by “forgetting” to slap on the decal? I posed that question to NFL spokesman Dan Masonson, who responded thusly: “It’s a decal. The team’s equipment manager puts the decal on. Officials will make random spot checks throughout game to make sure they are on proper helmets.”

I meant to ask Dan why green was chosen as the operative color, but I forgot. I didn’t want to bug him again, so instead I e-mailed Giants equipment manager Joe Skiba (soon to be the subject of the next Uni Watch video report, incidentally), who responded, “Why green? I guess they said, ‘Let’s give the equipment guys some of the ugliest decals to throw on a helmet.’ Personally, I like the idea of having defenders spot the green dot from the backside and hitting the QB.”
I kinda like the idea of color-coded decals. Maybe they could impose the same “only one on the field at a time” rule for the following decals:

    Red = Only player allowed to make stupid TD celebration
    Blue = Only player allowed to make stupid sack celebration
    Gray = Only player allowed to make first down signal
    Orange = Only player allowed to whine when flagged for a penalty
    Brown = Only receiver allowed to lobby for pass interference call
    Plaid = Only player allowed to have one chinstrap buckle unsnapped

And so on. Admit it, it’s a brilliant system. Mr. Goodell, I await your call to discuss the financial particulars.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Did you realize that pine tar rags have team logos on them? I didn’t until last night, when Matthew Lepke sent me this note: “The camera crew from Fox North caught the Indians using a Tampa Bay(!?!) pine tar rag in the on-deck circle tonight. Very strange. As the Twins’ announcers said, ‘No wonder they aren’t scoring many runs.'” … Pulitzer-worthy move by the Houston Chronicle, which is providing a very amusing tutorial on how readers can convert their David Carr jerseys into Matt Schaub jerseys. Of course, the best move might be not to spend $250 on a jersey to begin with, but maybe they’ll run that bit of advice next week. … “Fanbanta.com has been having a ‘Design a Kit’ contest to publicize the launch of their website and to possibly outfit a Scottish 3rd Division team they are sponsoring,” writes David Walker. “Most of the designs are, as it turns out, horrible. But interesting.” … Good site dedicated to 1978 World Cup uniforms here (good find by Denis Hurley). … Intersting shot here of UConn players being fitted for their football helmets without facemasks (kudos to Matt O’Brien). … We’ve all heard about how the “armor” worn by Barry Bonds and others allows hitters to lean over the plate with impunity. But according to this analysis Bonds’s armor may also aid the mechanics of his swing (thanks, Vince). … Speaking of Bonds, several people have mentioned to me that he had his fly unzipped while on deck about a week ago. I couldn’t find a good shot, but it’s plainly visible in this video clip. … And speaking of XYZ issues, remember that item last week about Kerwin Danley umpiring with his fly unzipped? Here’s the visual evidence (with thanks to Vince for poring over the game video). … Great find by Scott Turner, who stopped designing membership cards just long enough to find this great photo of early-’70s White Sox stirrups. … A week or so ago I briefly linked to a photo of the Redskins’ 75th-anniversary throwback jerseys, but then I had to take down the link. It must be kosher now, though, because the jersey is being shown on the NFL’s own site. Let’s hope the sock stripes match the sleeves. … Wyoming is apparently moving to a Broncos-style template. Full unveiling on Friday (with thanks to John Eisel). … Good rundown here on the history of the Cork jerseys in the Irish sports of hurling and football (as forwarded by Denis Hurley). … “A buddy of mine named Michael Carasik lived in Chicago during the early 1980s,” writes Morris Levin (whose Victory Pennants site sells some great throwback pennants, incidentally). “He was part of a group of Cubs fans who were active in the Jewish community. Ivan DeJesus played shortstop so they had T-shirts made up that read, ‘Jews for DeJesus.'”Rick Porter reports that the Penguins and Sabres will wear throwback uniforms for their New Year’s Day game, which may be held outdoors. … Yesterday I linked to this commercial (and noted that the Chargers’ lightning bolt designs were inconsistent). That prompted a note from Steve Due of AIS Uniforms, which manufactured the unis for the commercial: “The Bears jerseys were cut on an older pattern that is baggy. The Chargers were a new-style jersey that we had to make patterns for and had three days to do everything. As is commonly the case, since Reebok, Nike, Under Armour and the rest aren’t manufacturers, but promotion-driven, they plan to have things ready for commercials and often can’t, so they have to rely on AIS/Sportsrobe to make them. Usually with the knowledge that a cast and huge crew are going to be shooting in a very short turnaround. Often with nothing to go on but some pictures.” None of which really explains why the lightning bolts were inconsistent — stay tuned. … Latest minor league team to wear pink jerseys: the Portland Beavers. … An Australian Rules Football team was recently fined for wearing the wrong uniform (cheers to Steven Russell). … After a few weeks of back and forths, it looks like the logo creep on NFL photographers’ vests is here to stay. … Speaking of logo creep, people who wonder why I get so worked up over corporate marketing logos should take a look at this. … Jeremy Brahm reports that skullcaps are becoming increasingly common in Japanese baseball, but the players wearing them seem to lose their caps and helmets with distressing regularity. … Reprinted from last night’s comments: Steve Prudente reports that the announcers in last night’s Giants/Nats game mentioned that Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum keeps track of his strikeouts by writing tally marks under his brim. Gotta find a visual of that. … Also from last night: Jarrod Saltalamacchia wore a logo-free helmet for part of last night’s game (he later wore a proper one), and he’s switched from No. 23 to 25, but I’m only showing that because it’s fun to see his name on the back of a jersey. … The 49ers will wear throwback uniforms for their season-opening game on September 10th, in honor of Bill Walsh. … Soccer news from Nick Noyes, who writes: “Freddy Adu’s new club in Portugal, Benfica, will be sporting new kits this season, with the road variation featuring pink.” Further details here.

 

200 comments to Green-360, on One

  • Dane | August 7, 2007 at 8:31 am |

    I realize that is not a sports item, but it is a chance to submit your concept for an uniform-design contest and have your winning entry appear on a televised competition…

    Design the next IRON CHEF coat:
    http://www.brother-f...

  • J.B. | August 7, 2007 at 8:44 am |

    Following from yesterday’s comments on Kentucky’s helemets, it appears the defense will be wearing the stripe, but only in practice. From the Lexington Herald-Leader:

    (new defensive coordinator Steve)Brown has borrowed a practice routine that could help along those lines. New secondary coach David Lockwood used it at Minnesota.

    The players have a stripe going down the middle of their practice helmets so that the coaches can tell whether the players are zeroed in on their particular gaps instead of watching the ball.

    “A lot of times as coaches, you’re not in position to see where their eyes are,” Brown said. “Every play has a key, and we have to know where their eyes are because that allows them to play fast and aggressive if they’re reading their keys. We can tell by the helmets if they’re doing that. This guarantees you know where they’re looking at.”

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | August 7, 2007 at 8:51 am |

    Good news for the fans of the beautiful game in the Pittsburgh area as the Pittsburgh Riverhounds will be returning next season and have formed a partnership with Everton.

    It will interesting to see if they change their kits and where they will be playing.

  • Paul P | August 7, 2007 at 8:53 am |

    Benfica… pink… ugh! My favorite club, with such wonderful traditional simple red uniforms over the years (for the most part), why the pink and black. Damn adidas. I’m actually starting a team locally and we’re going by the Benfica name, you will not see us in pink!!
    Actually, that leads me to ask, anyone can suggest a good soccer uniform outfitter?

  • My name is not Earl | August 7, 2007 at 8:59 am |

    49ers should wear the throwbacks all year in honor of Walsh. You know Nolan would want to do it, being the historically-minded person that he is. But of course, the NFL is extremely strict with its uniforms, so it won’t happen.

    Also, last night I saw Jeff Samardzija pitch his first game for the Cubs’ AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies (he threw quite well). Everyone on the Smokies was wearing his pants pajama style. Do the Cubs have some sort of rule requiring their minor leaugers to do this?

  • DJ | August 7, 2007 at 9:00 am |

    Why that nasty green color for the dots? Readily available at an office supply store, readily visible and, more relevantly, it contrasts with every team’s helmet.

  • James P. | August 7, 2007 at 9:03 am |

    two football uni comments. (1) I was trained to never fit a helmet completely till after the facemask was attached. You do fit the head to see how the shell will fit the head, but sometimes, the facemask will tighten or widen the shell enough to make the helmet not fit properly.

    (2) Louisiana Tech University–my alma mater and WAC sleeper–will be adding a white stripe to their helmets this year. They are also changing their uniforms thanks to their new Nike contract. The new uniform will be made public August 12th.

  • Mike | August 7, 2007 at 9:03 am |

    Check out this pic of the first WVU football team. Nice “jerseys”….oh, and the striped socks complete the outfit.

    http://www.ia.wvu.ed...

  • drjwtexas | August 7, 2007 at 9:03 am |

    Texas A&M new uniforms

  • Jason G. | August 7, 2007 at 9:03 am |

    [quote comment=”129470″]Why that nasty green color for the dots? Readily available at an office supply store, readily visible and, more relevantly, it contrasts with every team’s helmet.[/quote]

    Don’t the Seahawks use a color similar to that green dot. I sense a new green stripe on the Seahawks helmet in the future.

  • johnt | August 7, 2007 at 9:19 am |

    Denis,
    Well done, ticker 2 days in a row. Will have to start on the Bray and Cobh kits next.

  • CJ | August 7, 2007 at 9:23 am |

    [quote comment=”129468″]Benfica… pink… ugh! My favorite club, with such wonderful traditional simple red uniforms over the years (for the most part), why the pink and black. Damn adidas. I’m actually starting a team locally and we’re going by the Benfica name, you will not see us in pink!!
    Actually, that leads me to ask, anyone can suggest a good soccer uniform outfitter?[/quote]

    Well, for big brands, Eurosport does a nice job.
    http://www.soccer.co... (other stuff on the site: look around)
    Get a copy of their catalog or call them to outfit a team. All kinds of options; screen printing, sewn on, custom badges, etc.

    Also, that adidas design template (golpe or whatever) for Benfica is ridiculous, with or without the pink/black combo.

  • Stuby | August 7, 2007 at 9:37 am |

    I apologize if this has been posted, but the Steelers will have a mascot this year. Why? Who knows.

  • Denis Hurley | August 7, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    [quote comment=”129481″]Denis,
    Well done, ticker 2 days in a row. Will have to start on the Bray and Cobh kits next.[/quote]

    UCD is the next port of call, they saw the one on the City site and asked if I could help them so I said okay!

  • jesus | August 7, 2007 at 9:49 am |

    Beavers… Pink…? C’mon, that’s almost too easy…

  • Stuby | August 7, 2007 at 9:49 am |

    [quote comment=”129492″][quote comment=”129481″]Denis,
    Well done, ticker 2 days in a row. Will have to start on the Bray and Cobh kits next.[/quote]

    UCD is the next port of call, they saw the one on the City site and asked if I could help them so I said okay![/quote]
    University of California, Davis?

  • Denis Hurley | August 7, 2007 at 9:53 am |

    [quote comment=”129494″][quote comment=”129492″][quote comment=”129481″]Denis,
    Well done, ticker 2 days in a row. Will have to start on the Bray and Cobh kits next.[/quote]

    UCD is the next port of call, they saw the one on the City site and asked if I could help them so I said okay![/quote]
    University of California, Davis?[/quote]

    University College Dublin!

  • Chris Hilf | August 7, 2007 at 9:54 am |

    New Pitt football jerseys? And here. And here.

    Compare that to these last year and this past spring, with the side panels (that varied in width for each player for some reason).

  • Stuby | August 7, 2007 at 9:55 am |

    [quote comment=”129496″][quote comment=”129494″][quote comment=”129492″][quote comment=”129481″]Denis,
    Well done, ticker 2 days in a row. Will have to start on the Bray and Cobh kits next.[/quote]

    UCD is the next port of call, they saw the one on the City site and asked if I could help them so I said okay![/quote]
    University of California, Davis?[/quote]

    University College Dublin![/quote]
    Ah. Thanks for the clarification, Denis.

  • todd krevanchi | August 7, 2007 at 9:56 am |

    [quote comment=”129493″]Beavers… Pink…? C’mon, that’s almost too easy…[/quote]

    way too easy…

    [quote comment=”129493″] “A buddy of mine named Michael Carasik lived in Chicago during the early 1980s,” writes Morris Levin (whose Victory Pennants site sells some great throwback pennants, incidentally). “He was part of a group of Cubs fans who were active in the Jewish community. Ivan DeJesus played shortstop so they had T-shirts made up that read, ‘Jews for DeJesus.’”…[/quote]

    a. great looking pennants…
    b. those shirts will be making a comeback once ivan’s son, ivan makes his big league debut…

  • Dan | August 7, 2007 at 9:59 am |

    [quote comment=”129473″]Check out this pic of the first WVU football team. Nice “jerseys”….oh, and the striped socks complete the outfit.

    http://www.ia.wvu.ed...

    Forget the jerseys…check out the bitchin’ mutton chops on the cat on the right! PIMP!

  • Purple Brigade | August 7, 2007 at 9:59 am |

    Mike Sweeney. Uniform violater.

  • Jonathan | August 7, 2007 at 10:03 am |
  • Jonathan | August 7, 2007 at 10:05 am |
  • Eriq Jaffe | August 7, 2007 at 10:05 am |

    [quote comment=”129489″]I apologize if this has been posted, but the Steelers will have a mascot this year. Why? Who knows.[/quote]
    As long as he doesn’t try to run down an opposing player with an ATV, it’s OK.

  • Purple Brigade | August 7, 2007 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”129508″]sorry Mike Sweeney[/quote]

    Not to be confused with Matt Sweeney.

  • Andrew | August 7, 2007 at 10:07 am |

    Going to second the Eurosport. They have a specific catalog (or did recently) for outfitting teams. There’s Eurosport (the main one), Keepersport (the really fun one), and then Teamsport, which is probably what you’re looking for. Unfortunately, my catalogs have been going missing–the problems with moving.

    Here’s a link to some phone numbers:

  • Andrew | August 7, 2007 at 10:08 am |

    Well, I’m incapable of operating the internet, apparently, and the information can be found from the other link pretty easily, so I won’t bother trying to sort out the situation.

  • Aaron S. | August 7, 2007 at 10:09 am |

    South Carolina unveiled their new Under Armour Garnet home football jerseys this weekend at Media Days. There was some…consternation…among USC fans after the black and white uniforms at our spring game, because the prototypes were done with red, not Garnet. UA has since gotten it right, in my opinion.

  • Stuby | August 7, 2007 at 10:10 am |

    [quote comment=”129510″][quote comment=”129508″]sorry Mike Sweeney[/quote]

    Not to be confused with Matt Sweeney.[/quote]
    Or these two

  • Aaron S. | August 7, 2007 at 10:10 am |

    http://uscsports.cst...

    Sorry…link didn’t show up before.

  • Anthony Verna | August 7, 2007 at 10:14 am |

    [quote comment=”129515″][quote comment=”129510″][quote comment=”129508″]sorry Mike Sweeney[/quote]

    Not to be confused with Matt Sweeney.[/quote]
    Or these two…[/quote]

    Or this one.

    http://www.jimsweene...

  • Cathy | August 7, 2007 at 10:16 am |

    I’m not anti pink, but those Addidas jersey templates with the wigly “s” are FUGLY! The home jersey with the classic collar and three stripes are awesome. If they put this classic logo on it, it would be perfect.

    Juventes is known for using pink in their jerseys, and some aren’t bad

  • Cathy | August 7, 2007 at 10:17 am |

    other juventes pink jersey link didn’t work.

  • MRC | August 7, 2007 at 10:24 am |

    wanted to say i think it’s great the 49ers will be wearing their 80s unis to celebrate bill walsh. i think they should revert back to wearing these unis all the time, frankly. their older unis were great. who else agrees? the ones they’ve been wearing since the 90s are just eye sores compared to the simplicity of the montana-era unis.

    by the way, the broncos need to switch back to the orange crush unis as well.

  • Stuby | August 7, 2007 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”129524″]wanted to say i think it’s great the 49ers will be wearing their 80s unis to celebrate bill walsh. i think they should revert back to wearing these unis all the time, frankly. their older unis were great. who else agrees? the ones they’ve been wearing since the 90s are just eye sores compared to the simplicity of the montana-era unis.

    by the way, the broncos need to switch back to the orange crush unis as well.[/quote]
    I agree on both counts. I am a lifelong Niner fan and couldn’t understand why they would go away from the uniform in which they had success. Plus the older one is just better to look at.

    The Broncos are 2-0 in the new unis in Super Bowls and 0-4 in the old ones, so going back will proabably never happen. I’d like to see the Pats go back to their old unis also, but for the same reason as the Broncos, I don’t see that ever happening.

  • Taha | August 7, 2007 at 10:32 am |

    The mascot bears a resemblance to Purdue Pete. As to why the Steelers are doing this, it’s clearly a marketing ploy to get fans to buy more Steeler-themed things for their kids. Also, the Mascot can make public appearances so the players don’t have to.

  • Stuby | August 7, 2007 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”129527″]The mascot bears a resemblance to Purdue Pete. As to why the Steelers are doing this, it’s clearly a marketing ploy to get fans to buy more Steeler-themed things for their kids. Also, the Mascot can make public appearances so the players don’t have to.[/quote]
    At least he’ll always be wearing a helmet…

  • Mike Engle | August 7, 2007 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment=”129518″][quote comment=”129515″][quote comment=”129510″][quote comment=”129508″]sorry Mike Sweeney[/quote]

    Not to be confused with Matt Sweeney.[/quote]
    Or these two…[/quote]

    Or this one.

    http://www.jimsweene...
    Or this one!

  • Paul P | August 7, 2007 at 10:38 am |

    As just a life long Benfica fan I guess that incorporating pink is just something that I never wanted to see. Nothing against pink, just not my classic Benfica I love. The new home jersey though is gorgeous, and fortunately, even when on the road they tend to wear their home/primary jersey. Cathy, I agree, if they are going to add the logo, I would prefer the classic Adidas logo, but with the shoulder stripes already there, I say get rid of the logo all together.

    Andrew and CJ, thanks for the link and suggestion. I’ll probably go with them. Our season won’t start until April, but as soon as I get our uniforms and our website up, I will certainly let everyone here see, and critique it, ha ha.

    Thanks!!

  • Purple Brigade | August 7, 2007 at 10:44 am |
  • Purple Brigade | August 7, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”129533″]A’s Socks and Stirrups.[/quote]

    CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE STORE!!!

  • another josh | August 7, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    It seems that teams with green helmets (Eagles and Seahawks, I think) would be able to use a different color dot, as long as it’s a contrasting color, not part of the team’s normal color scheme, and the referees know what color to look for. If they’re smart, they wrote the rule to allow for that flexibility.

    With how much “authentic” jerseys cost these days, I’m surprised that there are not companies that’ll let you bring/mail in your jersey of some player that’s no longer on the team, and have it converted to a new player by replacing the name and number. Maybe someone that’s handy with scissors and a sewing machine should start something like that.

  • Paul P | August 7, 2007 at 10:49 am |

    http://www.boston.co...
    At least someone is using the new Bruins primary logo. Even local television stations and papers haven’t caught on to using the new logo consistenly for the Bruins. Too busy getting worked up over some trades or something like that, ha ha.

  • The Ol Goaler | August 7, 2007 at 10:49 am |

    I’ve been utterly unable to post this, despite several attempts since Saturday, so today I’m trying just one link to see if that works!

    Arkansas State University unveiled their new uniforms at Saturday’s Media Day, after switching from Russell to adidas…

    Fans should have no problem telling the players, even without a scorecard…

    There were some tweaks to the side striping, and this year’s helmet features a “3-D” look on the “STATE” logo, and what I can only call “sparklies” on the rest of the otherwise-black helmet.

    All-in-all, the logo creep wasn’t too bad, either.

    While A-State remains the “Indians” for one final season, you’ll notice that absolutely nothing on this uniform uses, depicts, or even hints at the “Indians” nickname. That will be changed (most likely) by this time next year… meaning Arkansas State will field an entire Team “To Be Named Later”!

    Paul, I hope you don’t mind, but (in addition to my broadcasting “credentials”) I identified myself as the Jonesboro, Arkansas correspondent for UniWatch to my fellow reporters! They were quite impressed with my membership card, and some of ’em even already knew about the site!

    The “album” with the pictures should be available here… I hope!

  • Stuby | August 7, 2007 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”129540″]I’ve been utterly unable to post this, despite several attempts since Saturday, so today I’m trying just one link to see if that works!

    Arkansas State University unveiled their new uniforms at Saturday’s Media Day, after switching from Russell to adidas…

    Fans should have no problem telling the players, even without a scorecard…

    There were some tweaks to the side striping, and this year’s helmet features a “3-D” look on the “STATE” logo, and what I can only call “sparklies” on the rest of the otherwise-black helmet.

    All-in-all, the logo creep wasn’t too bad, either.

    While A-State remains the “Indians” for one final season, you’ll notice that absolutely nothing on this uniform uses, depicts, or even hints at the “Indians” nickname. That will be changed (most likely) by this time next year… meaning Arkansas State will field an entire Team “To Be Named Later”!

    Paul, I hope you don’t mind, but (in addition to my broadcasting “credentials”) I identified myself as the Jonesboro, Arkansas correspondent for UniWatch to my fellow reporters! They were quite impressed with my membership card, and some of ’em even already knew about the site!

    The “album” with the pictures should be available here… I hope![/quote]
    Why would #9 be wearing his little elbow thingies and gloves for a media event?

    How is the school coming up with a new nickname?

  • The Ol Goaler | August 7, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”129535″][quote comment=”129533″]A’s Socks and Stirrups.[/quote]

    CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE STORE!!![/quote]

    My late father (who passed away July 15) would have loved those St. Louis Browns socks!

  • TOG | August 7, 2007 at 11:02 am |

    A week or so ago I briefly linked to a photo of the Redskins’ 75th-anniversary throwback jerseys, but then I had to take down the link. It must be kosher now, though, because the jersey is being shown on the NFL’s own site. Let’s hope the sock stripes match the sleeves.

    Worked w/the Redskins on new uni designs back in 2005 and adding black was a huge focus…then the Skons went on a winning streak and put the ideas on ice…now with the 75th it looks like the Billy Kilmer look will be in embraced.

    Sleeves do not really exist on NFL jerseys these days so although the Skins sleeve treatment look sharp, the game unis will not have them…

  • lemonverbena | August 7, 2007 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”129536″]It seems that teams with green helmets (Eagles and Seahawks, I think) would be able to use a different color dot, as long as it’s a contrasting color, not part of the team’s normal color scheme, and the referees know what color to look for. If they’re smart, they wrote the rule to allow for that flexibility.[/quote]

    green gloves on Deion Branch, yes. green trim on the collar, cuff, and pant stripe, yes. green eye on the logo, yes. “green helmet”?? no.

  • jim | August 7, 2007 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”129542″][quote comment=”129540″]I’ve been utterly unable to post this, despite several attempts since Saturday, so today I’m trying just one link to see if that works!

    Arkansas State University unveiled their new uniforms at Saturday’s Media Day, after switching from Russell to adidas…

    Fans should have no problem telling the players, even without a scorecard…

    There were some tweaks to the side striping, and this year’s helmet features a “3-D” look on the “STATE” logo, and what I can only call “sparklies” on the rest of the otherwise-black helmet.

    All-in-all, the logo creep wasn’t too bad, either.

    While A-State remains the “Indians” for one final season, you’ll notice that absolutely nothing on this uniform uses, depicts, or even hints at the “Indians” nickname. That will be changed (most likely) by this time next year… meaning Arkansas State will field an entire Team “To Be Named Later”!

    Paul, I hope you don’t mind, but (in addition to my broadcasting “credentials”) I identified myself as the Jonesboro, Arkansas correspondent for UniWatch to my fellow reporters! They were quite impressed with my membership card, and some of ’em even already knew about the site!

    The “album” with the pictures should be available here… I hope![/quote]
    Why would #9 be wearing his little elbow thingies and gloves for a media event?

    How is the school coming up with a new nickname?[/quote]

    … speaking of the “little elbow thingies” how do you think Adidas feels about the swoosh on them?

  • TOG | August 7, 2007 at 11:06 am |

    At least someone is using the new Bruins primary logo. Even local television stations and papers haven’t caught on to using the new logo consistenly for the Bruins. Too busy getting worked up over some trades or something like that, ha ha.

    I like the Bruins tweaked mark. However, to the untrained uniwatcher eye, no one will notice the change unless it is pointed out…

  • Luther Mahoney | August 7, 2007 at 11:06 am |

    I was watching the Colts edition of Inside Training Camp on NFL Network and I noticed that the Colts quarterbacks,including Payton Manning,
    were wearing the blue practice jerseys that the other offensive players were wearing. Is this to better prepare the Colts’ QBs for the contact that they will experience in real game action?

  • Chance | August 7, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”129535″][quote comment=”129533″]A’s Socks and Stirrups.[/quote]

    CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE STORE!!![/quote]
    That’s very cool – obviously somebody specialized in collecting game-used hosiery.

    The only socks I have in my uniform collection are the University of Wisconsin from the 2005 throwback game (white with a little red “W”), but the players didn’t actually wear socks in the game.

  • Luke Larson | August 7, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”129506″]Mike Sweeney. Uniform violater.[/quote]

    dolphins hat?

  • lemonverbena | August 7, 2007 at 11:10 am |

    ack. deion branch‘s lime-green gloves.

  • The Ol Goaler | August 7, 2007 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”129542″]
    Why would #9 be wearing his little elbow thingies and gloves for a media event?

    How is the school coming up with a new nickname?[/quote]

    Among the Media Day activities were professional photographers taking those helmet-less “action” shots used with pre-season articles about individual players, so the WRs, RBs, and DBs were all wearing gloves.

    ASU’s Board of Trustees will officially act on a combined athletic/university/student/alumni committee recommendation (reached earlier this summer) to quit using the “Indians” nickname at the Board’s next scheduled meeting in September. The school will most likely hire a marketing firm to winnow suggestions for a new team name. After student/alumni/community input, the AD will make a recommendation for a new nickname to the Board… Arkansas State will (by my best guess) become the “Something Elses” sometime next summer.

  • Frankie | August 7, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    Sweeney was wearing an irish headband. it had an orange, white, and greem stripe with a shamrock on the front of it.

  • lemonverbena | August 7, 2007 at 11:22 am |

    on the Chargers bolt inconsistency: the AIS Uniforms’ non-explanation explanation notwithstanding, i noticed an inconsistency between uniform designs on the Chargers own website. maybe these weren’t the final-final versions because the new gear was just being unveiled, or maybe its by design. the bolts on the home and road unis are consistent (downward point on the inside), but flip-flopped on the powder blue alternate (outside).

  • Andrew | August 7, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    I’ve been on vacation for a while, but I just wanted to note that EA screwed up NCAA 08.
    Wisconsin’s Home unis are RED-ON-RED in the game.
    It looks utterly ridiculous and I’m surprised they let that mistake through. Sorry if its been reported.

  • Chad G | August 7, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”129543″][quote comment=”129535″][quote comment=”129533″]A’s Socks and Stirrups.[/quote]

    CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE STORE!!![/quote]

    My late father (who passed away July 15) would have loved those St. Louis Browns socks![/quote]

    These and these are Boston (or even Milwalkee or Atlanta) Braves stirrups, not Red Sox. That seriously ruins this guys credibility in my book.

  • Marc | August 7, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”129531″][quote comment=”129518″][quote comment=”129515″][quote comment=”129510″][quote comment=”129508″]sorry Mike Sweeney[/quote]

    Not to be confused with Matt Sweeney.[/quote]
    Or these two…[/quote]

    Or this one.

    http://www.jimsweene...
    Or this one![/quote]

    Or this one….

  • Joe H | August 7, 2007 at 11:32 am |

    Pulitzer-worthy move by the Houston Chroncile, which is providing a very amusing tutorial on how readers can convert their David Carr jerseys into Matt Schaub jerseys.

    Not bad for a novice…if only he had a heat press in his house! hehe

    Everyone should really remove the entire nameplate first if they actually plan on doing this though.

  • Purple Brigade | August 7, 2007 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”129563″][quote comment=”129543″][quote comment=”129535″][quote comment=”129533″]A’s Socks and Stirrups.[/quote]

    CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE STORE!!![/quote]

    My late father (who passed away July 15) would have loved those St. Louis Browns socks![/quote]

    These and these are Boston (or even Milwalkee or Atlanta) Braves stirrups, not Red Sox. That seriously ruins this guys credibility in my book.[/quote]

    The majority of the stuff in this guy’s store is estate sale stuff. Looks like he got a bunch of stuff from the Brave’s traveling secretary’s collection.

    Check out the A’s letterhead.

    Obviously not a person that specializes in sport memorabilia. Rather an antique store type vendor. They usually mis-label stuff.

    Check out the rest of the items.

  • Dave | August 7, 2007 at 11:52 am |

    The guy talking about the elbow pad helping Bonds hit homers is an idiot and knows nothing about hitting. Sorry just made me angry since I coach baseball.

  • Jason G. | August 7, 2007 at 11:53 am |

    [quote comment=”129564″][quote comment=”129531″][quote comment=”129518″][quote comment=”129515″][quote comment=”129510″][quote comment=”129508″]sorry Mike Sweeney[/quote]

    Not to be confused with Matt Sweeney.[/quote]
    Or these two…[/quote]

    Or this one.

    http://www.jimsweene...
    Or this one![/quote]

    Or this one….[/quote]

    Best Sweeney yet.

  • Paul Lukas | August 7, 2007 at 11:59 am |

    OK, we get it — there are a lot of athletes named Sweeney.

    Enough.

  • Andrew | August 7, 2007 at 12:04 pm |

    Dave–
    Not to throw fuel on the fire, but could you explain what’s wrong with the article? Most of my formative years were spent playing soccer, so my appreciation of baseball is from a less mechanical viewpoint.

  • Frank Mercogliano | August 7, 2007 at 12:05 pm |

    I believe Sweeney was wearing that because it was Irish Heritage Night at the ballpark…

    Frank

  • MRC | August 7, 2007 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”129525″][quote comment=”129524″]wanted to say i think it’s great the 49ers will be wearing their 80s unis to celebrate bill walsh. i think they should revert back to wearing these unis all the time, frankly. their older unis were great. who else agrees? the ones they’ve been wearing since the 90s are just eye sores compared to the simplicity of the montana-era unis.

    by the way, the broncos need to switch back to the orange crush unis as well.[/quote]
    I agree on both counts. I am a lifelong Niner fan and couldn’t understand why they would go away from the uniform in which they had success. Plus the older one is just better to look at.

    The Broncos are 2-0 in the new unis in Super Bowls and 0-4 in the old ones, so going back will proabably never happen. I’d like to see the Pats go back to their old unis also, but for the same reason as the Broncos, I don’t see that ever happening.[/quote]

    i agree, that is probably why the broncos and pats don’t revert to the old designs. but as a broncos fan i don’t mind at all. even though they lost 4 bowls in those unis, i have so many great memories from those years. in fact, the drive is still my favorite bronco memory and it occurred in the orange unis. the old logo is so classic. i know, i’m pining for nostalgia here, i realize that. but there is something to be said for the older unis, pats, broncos, niners being among the best ever. that’s why i love the browns, bears, and raiders unis – for not fixing what isn’t broken.

  • 13monkeys | August 7, 2007 at 12:11 pm |

    Watching sportscenter or baseball tonight the other day I quickly saw a snippet of a story where they were talking about Florida Marlins pitcher Rick Vanden Hurk and how his name has been corrected after appearing incorrectly throughout the year.
    I haven’t been able to find a linkable photo but from the photo gallery on the Marlins webpage it seems it used to read:

    Van Den Hurk
    Vanden Hurk

    My memory for the short bit I saw on tv is that the new appropriate reading was:
    Vandenhurk
    I was surprised to see that this wasn’t discussed here on uni-watch (or did I miss it?)
    Can anyone clerify this… find a linkable photo?

  • Chris | August 7, 2007 at 12:11 pm |

    Is the big dude with his hat falling off in the Japanese baseball links former Royals first baseman Ken Harvey?

  • Phil Pereira | August 7, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”129468″]Benfica… pink… ugh! My favorite club, with such wonderful traditional simple red uniforms over the years (for the most part), why the pink and black. Damn adidas. I’m actually starting a team locally and we’re going by the Benfica name, you will not see us in pink!!
    Actually, that leads me to ask, anyone can suggest a good soccer uniform outfitter?[/quote]

    Hey buddy, here’s a newsflash: Benfica sucks!

    Go Porto :)

    (at least we can come together and root for Portugal though)

    Anyway, Eurosport has been mentioned and they are like THE soccer superstore in the US

  • Teebz | August 7, 2007 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”129536″]
    With how much “authentic” jerseys cost these days, I’m surprised that there are not companies that’ll let you bring/mail in your jersey of some player that’s no longer on the team, and have it converted to a new player by replacing the name and number. Maybe someone that’s handy with scissors and a sewing machine should start something like that.[/quote]

    Unless the nameplate is the same size, you get big holes where the stitching was. I frequently had this request at the store where I used to work with NHL jerseys. If a star player was traded for another star player, people would want to “re-customize” their jerseys.

    It doesn’t work, and the jerseys look shoddy. NFL jerseys are much the same way, especially with the shiny shoulder yokes.

  • Jordan | August 7, 2007 at 12:33 pm |

    yeah i worked at eurosport last summer (they’re headquartered in hillsborough, nc) by far the easiest way to get soccer gear (and they have an entirely different dept to deal w/ team orders)… that place is crazy though, last summer the phone never stopped ringing

  • johnt | August 7, 2007 at 12:40 pm |

    The munster Rugby team got their new shirts lately (logo creep warning) http://www.munsterru...

    By why do they remind me of this….

    http://www.nhltips.c...

    Besides the collar they did a decent job, what you can’t see is the old Munster logo on the back which was a nice touch

  • DJ | August 7, 2007 at 12:43 pm |

    The Steelers’ mascot resembles Bill Cowher as much (if not more) than it resembles Boilermaker Pete.

  • Ron | August 7, 2007 at 12:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”129469″]49ers should wear the throwbacks all year in honor of Walsh. You know Nolan would want to do it, being the historically-minded person that he is. But of course, the NFL is extremely strict with its uniforms, so it won’t happen.

    Also, last night I saw Jeff Samardzija pitch his first game for the Cubs’ AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies (he threw quite well). Everyone on the Smokies was wearing his pants pajama style. Do the Cubs have some sort of rule requiring their minor leaugers to do this?[/quote]

    The 49ers should wear the throwback look permanently. I never did like their current design.

  • Ron | August 7, 2007 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”129565″]Pulitzer-worthy move by the Houston Chroncile, which is providing a very amusing tutorial on how readers can convert their David Carr jerseys into Matt Schaub jerseys.

    Not bad for a novice…if only he had a heat press in his house! hehe

    Everyone should really remove the entire nameplate first if they actually plan on doing this though.[/quote]

    Raider fans can do the same for anyone that bought and Aaron Brooks jersey (who would) and replace with a Jamarcus Russell one. If only can Jamarcus sign with the Raiders.

  • Stuby | August 7, 2007 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”129608″][quote comment=”129469″]49ers should wear the throwbacks all year in honor of Walsh. You know Nolan would want to do it, being the historically-minded person that he is. But of course, the NFL is extremely strict with its uniforms, so it won’t happen.

    Also, last night I saw Jeff Samardzija pitch his first game for the Cubs’ AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies (he threw quite well). Everyone on the Smokies was wearing his pants pajama style. Do the Cubs have some sort of rule requiring their minor leaugers to do this?[/quote]

    The 49ers should wear the throwback look permanently. I never did like their current design.[/quote]
    I would even settle for these Niner uniforms.

  • Stuby | August 7, 2007 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”129604″]The Steelers’ mascot resembles Bill Cowher as much (if not more) than it resembles Boilermaker Pete.[/quote]
    I was trying to figure out who the mascot looked like. How about this?

  • Mets Fan in Chicago | August 7, 2007 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”129604″]The Steelers’ mascot resembles Bill Cowher as much (if not more) than it resembles Boilermaker Pete.[/quote]

    Looks like this guy’s cousin

  • JBClark | August 7, 2007 at 1:07 pm |

    The ‘niners should make the switch to those throwbacks permanent. That’s a classic look that should never have gone in the first place.

  • GoTerriers | August 7, 2007 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”129565″]

    Raider fans can do the same for anyone that bought and Aaron Brooks jersey (who would) and replace with a Jamarcus Russell one. If only can Jamarcus sign with the Raiders.[/quote]

    Maybe it’s my not being a Raiders fan, but why would ANYONE buy an Aaron Brooks jersey in the first place?

  • Kerry | August 7, 2007 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”129619″][quote comment=”129565″]

    Raider fans can do the same for anyone that bought and Aaron Brooks jersey (who would) and replace with a Jamarcus Russell one. If only can Jamarcus sign with the Raiders.[/quote]

    Maybe it’s my not being a Raiders fan, but why would ANYONE buy an Aaron Brooks jersey in the first place?[/quote]
    They should have learned from all of the poor Saints fans that bought one….boy I’m glad I saved my money!

  • dpnation | August 7, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

    Some KG uni news:
    The Timberwolves have no immediate plans to retire the No. 21 jersey of Kevin Garnett, the future hall of famer who was traded to the Celtics last week. “But if somebody asks for that number, I don’t think I’m going to give it out,” team owner Glen Taylor said. “Kevin was a special guy for our franchise and for Minnesota.”
    Source

    The other day it was mentioned that he was being featured on the website sans number, though according to the roster, he’s going with the #5 that he had at the press conference announcing the trade.

  • Robert | August 7, 2007 at 1:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”129618″]The ‘niners should make the switch to those throwbacks permanent. That’s a classic look that should never have gone in the first place.[/quote]

    As long as they don’t wear the 1981-style pants, I would be fine with it. Those pants were ugly in the late ’70s and ’80s, and they remain ugly. Those stripes were so wide and unsightly . . .

  • Paul P | August 7, 2007 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”129584″][quote comment=”129468″]Benfica… pink… ugh! My favorite club, with such wonderful traditional simple red uniforms over the years (for the most part), why the pink and black. Damn adidas. I’m actually starting a team locally and we’re going by the Benfica name, you will not see us in pink!!
    Actually, that leads me to ask, anyone can suggest a good soccer uniform outfitter?[/quote]

    Hey buddy, here’s a newsflash: Benfica sucks!

    Go Porto :)

    (at least we can come together and root for Portugal though)

    Anyway, Eurosport has been mentioned and they are like THE soccer superstore in the US[/quote]

    Hey Felipe, guess what the P in my name stands for… yep, same last name, unfortunaltely different teams. Nice to see another Portuguese soccer fan on here. Honestly, what do you think of that Benfica 2nd Jersey?

  • Stuby | August 7, 2007 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”129625″][quote comment=”129618″]The ‘niners should make the switch to those throwbacks permanent. That’s a classic look that should never have gone in the first place.[/quote]

    As long as they don’t wear the 1981-style pants, I would be fine with it. Those pants were ugly in the late ’70s and ’80s, and they remain ugly. Those stripes were so wide and unsightly . . .[/quote]
    If anyone needs to make their throwbacks permanent, its the Bills.

  • Anthony Verna | August 7, 2007 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”129628″][quote comment=”129584″][quote comment=”129468″]Benfica… pink… ugh! My favorite club, with such wonderful traditional simple red uniforms over the years (for the most part), why the pink and black. Damn adidas. I’m actually starting a team locally and we’re going by the Benfica name, you will not see us in pink!!
    Actually, that leads me to ask, anyone can suggest a good soccer uniform outfitter?[/quote]

    Hey buddy, here’s a newsflash: Benfica sucks!

    Go Porto :)

    (at least we can come together and root for Portugal though)

    Anyway, Eurosport has been mentioned and they are like THE soccer superstore in the US[/quote]

    Hey Felipe, guess what the P in my name stands for… yep, same last name, unfortunaltely different teams. Nice to see another Portuguese soccer fan on here. Honestly, what do you think of that Benfica 2nd Jersey?[/quote]

    I’ll give you my two cents: U-G-L-Y. (The sponsor logo is much better, but the pink/black combo with the white template lines is just awful.)

  • Chad G | August 7, 2007 at 1:34 pm |

    I know someone yesterday was looking for pictures of the Lakeland Flying Tigers in their road Unis. We should probably have some good ones tomorrow and there will probably even be some clips on espn. Pedro Martinez is pitching for the St. Lucie Mets tonight against Lakeland in St. Lucie.

  • Caknuck | August 7, 2007 at 1:38 pm |

    Saltalamacchia started off wearing 16, not 23. 23 was Teixeira’s number. 25 used to belong to Jerry Hairston, Jr., so I’m thinking that Salty bought it from him…

  • Beats in Buffalo | August 7, 2007 at 1:39 pm |

    If the Sabres and Pens are going to be allowed to wear throwback designs this season dispite RBK not being able to produce third jerseys for each team I would take that as confirmation that the outdoor game would be played and that the special occasion calls for special jerseys.

  • Mets Fan in Chicago | August 7, 2007 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”129630″][quote comment=”129625″][quote comment=”129618″]The ‘niners should make the switch to those throwbacks permanent. That’s a classic look that should never have gone in the first place.[/quote]

    As long as they don’t wear the 1981-style pants, I would be fine with it. Those pants were ugly in the late ’70s and ’80s, and they remain ugly. Those stripes were so wide and unsightly . . .[/quote]
    If anyone needs to make their throwbacks permanent, its the Bills.[/quote]

    Can I get an “AMEN” from the faithful?
    Seriously, that royal/navy/red/silver/white color scheme they wear now is hideous. To quote Groucho Marx:

    “That’s not a scheme – it’s a conspiracy” ;-)

  • Brett S | August 7, 2007 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”129630″][quote comment=”129625″][quote comment=”129618″]The ‘niners should make the switch to those throwbacks permanent. That’s a classic look that should never have gone in the first place.[/quote]

    As long as they don’t wear the 1981-style pants, I would be fine with it. Those pants were ugly in the late ’70s and ’80s, and they remain ugly. Those stripes were so wide and unsightly . . .[/quote]
    If anyone needs to make their throwbacks permanent, its the Bills.[/quote]

    Yeah, those are some classy looking jerseys. I’d even settle for these ones.

  • Phil Pereira | August 7, 2007 at 1:57 pm |

    The Benfica jersey is not so good, the pink isn’t working, I could probably think of some better combos to use.

    One thing that irks me about Portuguese soccer is that the big three (Benfica, Sporting, Porto) all have the same sponsor (the main Portuguese communications firm). I know Porto’s jersey looked cool with revigres as the sponsor

  • Teebz | August 7, 2007 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”129635″]If the Sabres and Pens are going to be allowed to wear throwback designs this season dispite RBK not being able to produce third jerseys for each team I would take that as confirmation that the outdoor game would be played and that the special occasion calls for special jerseys.[/quote]

    They may be the first teams to have a throwback scheduled to be made in the new Rbk Edge template. I’d prefer Vancouver’s throwback, but I guess only time will tell.

  • Ron | August 7, 2007 at 2:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”129623″][quote comment=”129619″][quote comment=”129565″]

    Raider fans can do the same for anyone that bought and Aaron Brooks jersey (who would) and replace with a Jamarcus Russell one. If only can Jamarcus sign with the Raiders.[/quote]

    Maybe it’s my not being a Raiders fan, but why would ANYONE buy an Aaron Brooks jersey in the first place?[/quote]
    They should have learned from all of the poor Saints fans that bought one….boy I’m glad I saved my money![/quote]

    You’d be surprise on the people that did buy an Aaron Brooks jersey. I saw a few at the start of last season.

    12 months later I saw a rack full of Brooks and Moss jerseys on sale.

    I thought about buying a Brooks jersey on clearance and replacing the name to Russell.

  • Ray | August 7, 2007 at 2:05 pm |

    After a few weeks of back and forths, it looks like the logo creep on NFL photographers’ vests is here to stay. …
    I wonder what kind of fine the NFL will try to impose on the photographer that decides to wear a NIKON or OLYMPUS hat along with his Canon/Reebok vest ala Brian Urlacher and his $100,000 Vitamin Water hat?

  • John in Sacramento | August 7, 2007 at 2:06 pm |

    Re: the Niners Throwbacks: If you look at the team photo, you will notice that some of the players (like #6, bottom left) are using older jerseys with the traditional wide stripes and wide gaps between them. This is the style of Niners jerseys going back to the ’40s, and these were worn for their first two Super Bowls. However, you will also notice most of the players in the photo are wearing skinnier stripes. This started around the 3rd Super Bowl season. Even now any throwbacks have the skinnier stripes. So for several years, players were able to use jerseys from different manufacturers, with different stripe patterns on the field. This continued until they went to the current dark red jerseys.

    Anybody know where I can get a replica throwback that has the bold stripes?

  • Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem | August 7, 2007 at 2:14 pm |

    any links to the info on the Sabres/Penquins wearing throwbacks ? Who is Rick Porter ?

  • Paul P | August 7, 2007 at 2:19 pm |

    Yea, the same sponsor thing has always bothered me in the soccer world. Something new that’s been bothering is the vertical stripe on the Man U jerseys. Is that a permanent thing?
    http://soccernet.esp...
    Also, I had the sponsor on Blackburn’s jersey, everyone looks like # 24
    http://images.sporti...

  • Paul P | August 7, 2007 at 2:21 pm |

    that was supposed to say, HATE the Blackburn sponsors

  • CJ | August 7, 2007 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”129532″]Andrew and CJ, thanks for the link and suggestion. I’ll probably go with them. Our season won’t start until April, but as soon as I get our uniforms and our website up, I will certainly let everyone here see, and critique it, ha ha.

    Thanks!![/quote]

    Hint: Forest Green
    http://home.interlin...

    Also, way to go Portugal in the third place match against my Germany!

    German soccer history —

    1966: Runner Up
    1970: Third Place
    1974: WC Champions

    2002: Runner Up
    2006: Third Place
    2010: ???

    Look out South Africa. And go Bayern Munich too.

  • Mike Engle | August 7, 2007 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”129648″]Yea, the same sponsor thing has always bothered me in the soccer world. Something new that’s been bothering is the vertical stripe on the Man U jerseys. Is that a permanent thing?
    http://soccernet.esp...
    Also, I had the sponsor on Blackburn’s jersey, everyone looks like # 24
    http://images.sporti...
    Maybe the Man U white stripe is a commemorative thing? Premiership champions…

  • Cathy | August 7, 2007 at 2:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”129649″]that was supposed to say, HATE the Blackburn sponsors[/quote]

    It could be worse…this sponsor doesn’t translate well in English.

  • johnt | August 7, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”129648″]Yea, the same sponsor thing has always bothered me in the soccer world. Something new that’s been bothering is the vertical stripe on the Man U jerseys. Is that a permanent thing?
    http://soccernet.esp...
    Also, I had the sponsor on Blackburn’s jersey, everyone looks like # 24
    http://images.sporti...

    When it comes to the man u shirt, nothing is permanent, but that will be the shirt for the EPL in 07/08, they might have a slightly different type for Champs. lge.
    If you think the picture is bad, I saw 2 kids with the replica kit on over the weekend and they were quite awful, the vert. stripe has no purpose and there is some faint design on the front that almost made me sick!!
    (don’t start me on Rovers)

  • johnt | August 7, 2007 at 2:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”129652″][quote comment=”129648″]Yea, the same sponsor thing has always bothered me in the soccer world. Something new that’s been bothering is the vertical stripe on the Man U jerseys. Is that a permanent thing?
    http://soccernet.esp...
    Also, I had the sponsor on Blackburn’s jersey, everyone looks like # 24
    http://images.sporti...
    Maybe the Man U white stripe is a commemorative thing? Premiership champions…[/quote]

    I don’t think so, here is a closer look though
    http://store.manutd....

  • masonry | August 7, 2007 at 2:32 pm |

    I’ve been searching for NFL news and found this photo. Since when are these number fonts being used??! You can barely make out which number it is supposed to be. I’m gonna get to the bottom of this, and I will let you all know..

  • possum | August 7, 2007 at 2:34 pm |

    Don’t forget purple stickers on the NFL helmets Paul! LOL Maybe they could use the purp as a designation for “dumbass interactions with strippers or cocaine.”

  • Teebz | August 7, 2007 at 2:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”129661″]I’ve been searching for NFL news and found this photo. Since when are these number fonts being used??! You can barely make out which number it is supposed to be. I’m gonna get to the bottom of this, and I will let you all know..[/quote]

    Enough with this stupid joke. Once was too many.

  • Ken | August 7, 2007 at 2:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”129661″]I’ve been searching for NFL news and found this photo. Since when are these number fonts being used??! You can barely make out which number it is supposed to be. I’m gonna get to the bottom of this, and I will let you all know..[/quote]

    We’re already waaayyyyyy past the bottom on this, its their practice jersey, withthe same fotn as their logo, it gets brought up on here almost every day

  • Ken | August 7, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”129663″][quote comment=”129661″]I’ve been searching for NFL news and found this photo. Since when are these number fonts being used??! You can barely make out which number it is supposed to be. I’m gonna get to the bottom of this, and I will let you all know..[/quote]

    Enough with this stupid joke. Once was too many.[/quote]

    haha ok wasn’t aware it was a joke my bad

  • Chris Sk | August 7, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”129661″]I’ve been searching for NFL news and found this photo. Since when are these number fonts being used??! You can barely make out which number it is supposed to be. I’m gonna get to the bottom of this, and I will let you all know..[/quote]

    Sarcasm I hope

  • Jason G. | August 7, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”129661″]I’ve been searching for NFL news and found this photo. Since when are these number fonts being used??! You can barely make out which number it is supposed to be. I’m gonna get to the bottom of this, and I will let you all know..[/quote]

    I can’t tell if this is sarcasm or not. Either way those are practise jerseys not game jerseys. They’ve had them for several years now. See the last two weeks worth of comments sections for additional photos.

  • Andrew | August 7, 2007 at 2:42 pm |

    See, that was what I liked when Thompson sponsored Tottenham. You sit down to watch the team, and it’s like a little smiley face is right there too. Given the reality of uni sponsors, I’d rather one that fits with the rest of the design/colors/etc. rather than a Blackburn-style disaster.

  • Jordan | August 7, 2007 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”129661″]I’ve been searching for NFL news and found this photo. Since when are these number fonts being used??! You can barely make out which number it is supposed to be. I’m gonna get to the bottom of this, and I will let you all know..[/quote]

    please say thats a joke.

  • Johnny O | August 7, 2007 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”129562″]I’ve been on vacation for a while, but I just wanted to note that EA screwed up NCAA 08.
    Wisconsin’s Home unis are RED-ON-RED in the game.
    It looks utterly ridiculous and I’m surprised they let that mistake through. Sorry if its been reported.[/quote]
    Is this for sure? I can’t believe they would screw something up that big. DO you have any screen shots? I am a die hard Bucky fan and I have not heard any news on the Badgers going red-on red on home. From what I remember they never have even had red pants. Usually red tops-white pants at home, and white-on-white on the road. I will see if I can dig anything up.

  • Paul P | August 7, 2007 at 2:47 pm |

    CJ, thanks for the suggestion on the forest green, I rather like it actually. Only thing is that we are going to be playing for Benfica’s local affiliate/sports club; so we’ll be sticking to their colors and unis as much as we can. (No pink though). I like the simplicity of the new home kits, so I think we’ll go with that, and just switch the jersey to white and shorts to red for our away kit.

  • Broker75 | August 7, 2007 at 2:50 pm |

    If there is any team that doesn’t need a logo change, it’s the Islanders. Especially if it is this. It’s pretty good art, but the Isles’ NY/hockey stick/island is perfect.

  • Mikey | August 7, 2007 at 2:54 pm |

    I must be tired i fell for it……

    TBFPR
    (Tampa Bay Font Posts Rule)

  • Chad G | August 7, 2007 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”129661″]I’ve been searching for NFL news and found this photo. Since when are these number fonts being used??! You can barely make out which number it is supposed to be. I’m gonna get to the bottom of this, and I will let you all know..[/quote]

    Has anyone noticed those weird bp caps mlb teams are wearing this season, with this stretchy spandex stuff over the ears?

    Also I heard that the NHL was going back to whites at home, why do all these teams keep releasing the solid color jerseys as the home one.

    Has any NHL team released an alternate jersey using the reebok edge template?

    Is the sky still blue, I heard they’re changing it to magenta for next season?

  • Teebz | August 7, 2007 at 3:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”129679″]If there is any team that doesn’t need a logo change, it’s the Islanders. Especially if it is this. It’s pretty good art, but the Isles’ NY/hockey stick/island is perfect.[/quote]

    I’m telling you… Fisherman For Life, even as an alternate logo. That new version was someone’s Photoshop dream.

  • Teebz | August 7, 2007 at 3:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”129668″][quote comment=”129663″][quote comment=”129661″]I’ve been searching for NFL news and found this photo. Since when are these number fonts being used??! You can barely make out which number it is supposed to be. I’m gonna get to the bottom of this, and I will let you all know..[/quote]

    Enough with this stupid joke. Once was too many.[/quote]

    haha ok wasn’t aware it was a joke my bad[/quote]

    No worries. It’s been posted in the comments once per day for the last two weeks. And then people build on it and keep it going for at least 40 or so comments.

    Let it die, people. Let it die.

  • DW in Tampa Bay | August 7, 2007 at 3:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”129565″]Pulitzer-worthy move by the Houston Chroncile, which is providing a very amusing tutorial on how readers can convert their David Carr jerseys into Matt Schaub jerseys.

    Everyone should really remove the entire nameplate first if they actually plan on doing this though.[/quote]

    Aren’t the nameplates sewn onto the jersey then the letters then sewn through both? I am sure that I have seen them done that way. Maybe a couple of years ago though. If so, you have to take the letters off first anyway.

  • johnt | August 7, 2007 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”129673″]See, that was what I liked when Thompson sponsored Tottenham. You sit down to watch the team, and it’s like a little smiley face is right there too. Given the reality of uni sponsors, I’d rather one that fits with the rest of the design/colors/etc. rather than a Blackburn-style disaster.[/quote]

    Funny thing is that Tottenham fans hated it because it was in Red and they did not want any red on their kit as it is Arsenals main color (hated cross London rival)
    Also, saw this descripiton for the Man U Goalkeeper shirt, talk about a Logo Creep!!
    Goalkeeper Shirt 2007/08 – Long Sleeve

    Features include:

    NikeFIT DRY technology designed to keep you dry, cool and comfortable despite the elements

    -Embroidered Manchester United Crest on left chest

    -Embroidered Nike Swoosh on right chest

    -Mesh side panels

    Fabric: 100% Polyester

    Nike 2 Man Utd 1

  • joe | August 7, 2007 at 3:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”129683″][quote comment=”129679″]If there is any team that doesn’t need a logo change, it’s the Islanders. Especially if it is this. It’s pretty good art, but the Isles’ NY/hockey stick/island is perfect.[/quote]

    I’m telling you… Fisherman For Life, even as an alternate logo. That new version was someone’s Photoshop dream.[/quote]

    Photoshop dream? I’d say photoshop nightmare.

  • Vince DeMarco | August 7, 2007 at 3:19 pm |

    Coach Marinelli says the he Lions’ leapin’ lion helmet decal must be earned.

    http://www.detnews.c...

  • Priest | August 7, 2007 at 3:22 pm |

    I noticed two things while I was looking at old Blue Jays uniforms for my Membership card

    1) They seemed to wear a different shade of blue every year.

    2) There are a few mistakes in the dressed to the nines database.
    a)1978-late 80s shows “BLUE JAYS” written on the road blues written in a much darker blue with a white outline. The blue colour always matched the uniforms. (This could just be because it would be tough to see the light blue on low-res pictures)
    b)Alomar wore light blue at some point, but dressed to the nines says the team wore grey during his entire tenure.
    c) The Jays had a bark blue alternative in 1996
    d) Also missing from the 1996 database images is the 20th year patch. Also, the 25 year patch is shown on the whites but not on the greys

    Mostly small mistakes, but I thought I’d mention them. There may be a few more, but I have to go to work now. Hopefully my post doesn’t get caught in the spam filter.

  • Phil | August 7, 2007 at 3:22 pm |

    Whoever was looking for Lakeland Flying Tigers photos, here’s a link of their home unis and camo unis, which i actually dont think look horrible. and if u look at the 5th pic in the slideshow you’ll see andrew miller sportin’ some stirrups.

  • Phil | August 7, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    ah crap, the link didnt show up. let me try that again.

    http://forums.theled...

  • Priest | August 7, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    Paul (or whoever) I just had a post caught in the spam filter (too many links). If you could recover it, I’d appreciate it! Thanks.

  • Marty Met | August 7, 2007 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”129679″]If there is any team that doesn’t need a logo change, it’s the Islanders. Especially if it is this. It’s pretty good art, but the Isles’ NY/hockey stick/island is perfect.[/quote]

    No. Perfect is the New Jersey Devils logo!!

  • DW in Tampa Bay | August 7, 2007 at 3:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”129683″][quote comment=”129679″]If there is any team that doesn’t need a logo change, it’s the Islanders. Especially if it is this. It’s pretty good art, but the Isles’ NY/hockey stick/island is perfect.[/quote]

    I’m telling you… Fisherman For Life, even as an alternate logo. That new version was someone’s Photoshop dream.[/quote]

    Teebz E-mail me, I have something you might be interested in *cough NewIslesFishermanUnsewnEmbroideredSweaterLogoPatch cough*.

    The Fisherman Forever!

  • Shaftman | August 7, 2007 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”129696″][quote comment=”129679″]If there is any team that doesn’t need a logo change, it’s the Islanders. Especially if it is this. It’s pretty good art, but the Isles’ NY/hockey stick/island is perfect.[/quote]

    No. Perfect is the New Jersey Devils logo!![/quote]

    Why can’t more than one logo be “perfect”? It’s not the same as saying one is the “best”.

  • possum | August 7, 2007 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”129696″][quote comment=”129679″]If there is any team that doesn’t need a logo change, it’s the Islanders. Especially if it is this. It’s pretty good art, but the Isles’ NY/hockey stick/island is perfect.[/quote]

    No. Perfect is the New Jersey Devils logo!![/quote]
    Perfectly boring maybe. Even the goalies can’t make a cool mask based on it. (Clemmenson aside)

  • Andrew | August 7, 2007 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”129688″][quote comment=”129673″]See, that was what I liked when Thompson sponsored Tottenham. You sit down to watch the team, and it’s like a little smiley face is right there too. Given the reality of uni sponsors, I’d rather one that fits with the rest of the design/colors/etc. rather than a Blackburn-style disaster.[/quote]

    Funny thing is that Tottenham fans hated it because it was in Red and they did not want any red on their kit as it is Arsenals main color (hated cross London rival)[/quote]

    Yeah, I’d forgotten about that since the switch to Mansion. Been a fan for a while, but have never been able to gin up as much excitement for seeing Arsenal lose as say, Wayne Rooney and/or West Ham.

    I guess that makes me a bad Spurs fan.

  • Caknuck | August 7, 2007 at 3:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”129662″]Don’t forget purple stickers on the NFL helmets Paul! LOL Maybe they could use the purp as a designation for “dumbass interactions with strippers or cocaine.”[/quote]

    Would that have meant that Michael Irvin would get multiple stickers?

    [quote comment=”129633”]Saltalamacchia started off wearing 16, not 23. 23 was Teixeira’s number. 25 used to belong to Jerry Hairston, Jr., so I’m thinking that Salty bought it from him…[/quote]

    The Dallas Morning News said that Hairston switched to #3. Also, Rangers manager Ron Washington reclaimed his #38 from the now-departed Eric Gagné.

  • DW in Tampa Bay | August 7, 2007 at 3:41 pm |

    Not really uni-related, but maybe…

    The Tampa Bay Lightning were sold today to owners with local ties and they have also bought the St. Pete Times Forum lease and some surrounding property. Will the team stay in Tampa? That seems to be the case. Also, the group likely would not have taken the building and surrounding land if it was planning a move.

    Maybe they will change the uniforms now. Not this year, obviously, but at least there is promise.

  • Andrew | August 7, 2007 at 3:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”129700″]
    as say, Wayne Rooney and/or West Ham.[/quote]

    To engage in another burst of self-editing, that “and” probably shouldn’t there. Now, if they’d buy his contract, a lot of distaste could be focused all at one team.

  • Christopher | August 7, 2007 at 3:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”129679″]If there is any team that doesn’t need a logo change, it’s the Islanders. Especially if it is this. It’s pretty good art, but the Isles’ NY/hockey stick/island is perfect.[/quote]

    Looks like a football uniform! Actually I think its nice looking, but its just not “hockey” looking enough…

  • Jason G. | August 7, 2007 at 3:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”129690″]Coach Marinelli says the he Lions’ leapin’ lion helmet decal must be earned.

    http://www.detnews.c...

    Does anyone else think this is kind of stupid? I understand the motivation behind it, trying to get your players to put forth that extra effort. However, it’s not like you can march your guys out on the field for a game without one. You play hard to earn your spot on the team. The decal comes with your spot. The decal is not optional.

  • Teebz | August 7, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”129697″]
    Teebz E-mail me, I have something you might be interested in *cough NewIslesFishermanUnsewnEmbroideredSweaterLogoPatch cough*.

    The Fisherman Forever![/quote]

    You’re talking to a guy who proudly wears his Fisherman jersey. :o)

    And you didn’t leave an email addy. If you lick my name, it will take you to my blog where you can find my email on my profile.

  • Teebz | August 7, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”129707″][quote comment=”129697″]
    Teebz E-mail me, I have something you might be interested in *cough NewIslesFishermanUnsewnEmbroideredSweaterLogoPat chcough*.

    The Fisherman Forever![/quote]

    You’re talking to a guy who proudly wears his Fisherman jersey. :o)

    And you didn’t leave an email addy. If you lick my name, it will take you to my blog where you can find my email on my profile.[/quote]

    Click my name”… I don’t want to hear about anyone’s tongue being on their monitor.

    Might be the funniest typo of the day. :o)

  • Luke Larson | August 7, 2007 at 3:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”129682″][quote comment=”129661″]I’ve been searching for NFL news and found this photo. Since when are these number fonts being used??! You can barely make out which number it is supposed to be. I’m gonna get to the bottom of this, and I will let you all know..[/quote]

    Has anyone noticed those weird bp caps mlb teams are wearing this season, with this stretchy spandex stuff over the ears?

    Also I heard that the NHL was going back to whites at home, why do all these teams keep releasing the solid color jerseys as the home one.

    Has any NHL team released an alternate jersey using the reebok edge template?

    Is the sky still blue, I heard they’re changing it to magenta for next season?[/quote]

    i’m not sure about any of those, but the buc’s have a CRAZY new font on their practice jerseys. anybody know anything about them?

  • johnt | August 7, 2007 at 3:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”129705″][quote comment=”129679″]If there is any team that doesn’t need a logo change, it’s the Islanders. Especially if it is this. It’s pretty good art, but the Isles’ NY/hockey stick/island is perfect.[/quote]

    Looks like a football uniform! Actually I think its nice looking, but its just not “hockey” looking enough…[/quote]

    Looks like it is from an unauthorized NHL video game as there are no alt uni’s this year (for the XXX time) and weird to have the NY on the home uni for the fish sticks(whoops, Isles)

  • Kenny | August 7, 2007 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”129709″][quote comment=”129682″][quote comment=”129661″]I’ve been searching for NFL news and found this photo. Since when are these number fonts being used??! You can barely make out which number it is supposed to be. I’m gonna get to the bottom of this, and I will let you all know..[/quote]

    Has anyone noticed those weird bp caps mlb teams are wearing this season, with this stretchy spandex stuff over the ears?

    Also I heard that the NHL was going back to whites at home, why do all these teams keep releasing the solid color jerseys as the home one.

    Has any NHL team released an alternate jersey using the reebok edge template?

    Is the sky still blue, I heard they’re changing it to magenta for next season?[/quote]

    i’m not sure about any of those, but the buc’s have a CRAZY new font on their practice jerseys. anybody know anything about them?[/quote]

    Now call me crazy but this could be the dumbest comment of the day…you respond to a posting that attempts to joke about something that has been beaten into the ground and you make the same dumb joke?!? Come on now, you’re better than that

  • Pat | August 7, 2007 at 3:55 pm |

    fan-designed Flyers RBK Edge concept based on the jersey hanging in the background of the Gagne video

  • DW in Tampa Bay | August 7, 2007 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”129707″]And you didn’t leave an email addy. [/quote]

    *slaps forehead* I didn’t, did I. I will send you an e-mail shortly.

  • Ian K | August 7, 2007 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”129701″]
    The Dallas Morning News said that Hairston switched to #3. Also, Rangers manager Ron Washington reclaimed his #38 from the now-departed Eric Gagné.[/quote]

    I guess Ron Washington wore #38 in Oakland? He and Gagne were both new to the team this year, so I guess he laid claim to it and then relinquished. But he never wore #38 in a game.

  • Luke Larson | August 7, 2007 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”129707″][quote comment=”129697″]
    Teebz E-mail me, I have something you might be interested in *cough NewIslesFishermanUnsewnEmbroideredSweaterLogoPatch cough*.

    The Fisherman Forever![/quote]

    You’re talking to a guy who proudly wears his Fisherman jersey. :o)

    And you didn’t leave an email addy. If you lick my name, it will take you to my blog where you can find my email on my profile.[/quote]

    everything about those jerseys is fantastic except for the player name font. it looks as though somebody markered “kasparaitis” on the back of it.

  • Luke Larson | August 7, 2007 at 4:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”129712″][quote comment=”129709″][quote comment=”129682″][quote comment=”129661″]I’ve been searching for NFL news and found this photo. Since when are these number fonts being used??! You can barely make out which number it is supposed to be. I’m gonna get to the bottom of this, and I will let you all know..[/quote]

    Has anyone noticed those weird bp caps mlb teams are wearing this season, with this stretchy spandex stuff over the ears?

    Also I heard that the NHL was going back to whites at home, why do all these teams keep releasing the solid color jerseys as the home one.

    Has any NHL team released an alternate jersey using the reebok edge template?

    Is the sky still blue, I heard they’re changing it to magenta for next season?[/quote]

    i’m not sure about any of those, but the buc’s have a CRAZY new font on their practice jerseys. anybody know anything about them?[/quote]

    Now call me crazy but this could be the dumbest comment of the day…you respond to a posting that attempts to joke about something that has been beaten into the ground and you make the same dumb joke?!? Come on now, you’re better than that[/quote]

    you’re crazy. it’s as ironic as can be. it was as though i didn’t even read the post that i was responding to. sure, i’m contributing to idiocy, but it exemplifies exactly what everybody is complaining about. maybe, as an encore, i’ll mention kenny rogers’ hat, anthony reyes’ socks, post a few photoshop fake rbkedge jerseys, and mention that managers don’t wear uniforms anymore. manny wears long pants, has a do-rag, and occasionally wears headphones and drinks water on the field. who knew?!

  • Teebz | August 7, 2007 at 4:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”129716″][quote comment=”129707″][quote comment=”129697″]
    Teebz E-mail me, I have something you might be interested in *cough NewIslesFishermanUnsewnEmbroideredSweaterLogoPat chcough*.

    The Fisherman Forever![/quote]

    You’re talking to a guy who proudly wears his Fisherman jersey. :o)

    And you didn’t leave an email addy. If you lick my name, it will take you to my blog where you can find my email on my profile.[/quote]

    everything about those jerseys is fantastic except for the player name font. it looks as though somebody markered “kasparaitis” on the back of it.[/quote]

    I admit that the font isn’t all that great, but I’d still take it over these abominations any day of the week and twice on Sundays.

  • Philly Bill | August 7, 2007 at 4:13 pm |

    Please excuse my Stat Boy routine, Paul…

    Note typo in Houston “Chroncile” (aka the “Houston Comical” — ugliest flag of any US big-city paper).

    Also, as mentioned earlier, Saltalamacchia never wore 23 with the Rangers; that was Teixeira’s number. He was issued number 16 upon his arrival. He probably did indeed buy it from Jerry Hairston.

  • Adam | August 7, 2007 at 4:34 pm |

    Can we pass some sort of rule banning posts bitching about the Tamps Bay font posts? To me, those are way more annoying than the initial font posts themselves, because at least people asking questions might not know any better. That can’t be said for the people for feel the need to complain about every one. Same goes for the ones who post about it as a joke.

  • Brian from Short Island | August 7, 2007 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”129584″][quote comment=”129468″]Benfica… pink… ugh! My favorite club, with such wonderful traditional simple red uniforms over the years (for the most part), why the pink and black. Damn adidas. I’m actually starting a team locally and we’re going by the Benfica name, you will not see us in pink!!
    Actually, that leads me to ask, anyone can suggest a good soccer uniform outfitter?[/quote]
    Kitbag has more obscure patterns. If you want hoops (horizontal) or stripes (vertical), or long sleeves, you definitely want to go there.

    Hey buddy, here’s a newsflash: Benfica sucks!

    Go Porto :)

    (at least we can come together and root for Portugal though)

    Anyway, Eurosport has been mentioned and they are like THE soccer superstore in the US[/quote]

  • DenverGregg | August 7, 2007 at 4:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”129654″][quote comment=”129649″]that was supposed to say, HATE the Blackburn sponsors[/quote]

    It could be worse…this sponsor doesn’t translate well in English.[/quote]
    Speak for yourself. I see their delivery trucks nearly every day and their products in lots of stores. BTW it’s a bakery.

  • Luke Larson | August 7, 2007 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”129728″][quote comment=”129654″][quote comment=”129649″]that was supposed to say, HATE the Blackburn sponsors[/quote]

    It could be worse…this sponsor doesn’t translate well in English.[/quote]
    Speak for yourself. I see their delivery trucks nearly every day and their products in lots of stores. BTW it’s a bakery.[/quote]
    here is a picture of one of their trucks.

  • Ben | August 7, 2007 at 4:56 pm |

    on this upcoming Friday the Clearwater Threshers will be wearing pink uniforms. I’m unfortunately going out of town so I can’t photo that.

  • Frank Mercogliano | August 7, 2007 at 5:00 pm |

    Portland State has unveiled their new uniforms….interesting that Nike designed the spear for the helmet, giving PSU a rare thing of having a helmet logo that runs over the crown instead of the side…very AFLish. Also, interesting to note that Glanville and their equipment guy originally designed the new uniforms, but NIKE came up with these instead. Since these guys are league members, I will refrain from any sort of comments LOL.

    Frank

  • Frank Mercogliano | August 7, 2007 at 5:05 pm |

    Link would help huh?

    http://www.goviks.co...

    Frank

  • possum | August 7, 2007 at 5:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”129728″][quote comment=”129654″][quote comment=”129649″]that was supposed to say, HATE the Blackburn sponsors[/quote]

    It could be worse…this sponsor doesn’t translate well in English.[/quote]
    Speak for yourself. I see their delivery trucks nearly every day and their products in lots of stores. BTW it’s a bakery.[/quote]
    They also make quite delicious treats.

  • GB | August 7, 2007 at 5:06 pm |

    Re: the Redskins jersey and helmet photos that were on here a week ago or so, if someone from the Redskins organization asked you to take down the photos, the ones you had were straight from http://www.extremesk... the Redskins very own sponsored and very public fan forum. If they didn’t want those photos out there, they should do a better job of policing their own sponsored fan site. Sorry if those photos caused you any trouble. Given that they were on the Redskins’ own sponsored and public site, I don’t see how they can tell you to take them down.

  • Jim | August 7, 2007 at 5:09 pm |

    Kansas has officially unveiled the new University-design-standard-compliant football uniforms. Come back in a couple of years, and we’ll change them again.

    http://www2.kusports...

  • Cathy | August 7, 2007 at 5:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”129728″][quote comment=”129654″][quote comment=”129649″]that was supposed to say, HATE the Blackburn sponsors[/quote]

    It could be worse…this sponsor doesn’t translate well in English.[/quote]
    Speak for yourself. I see their delivery trucks nearly every day and their products in lots of stores. BTW it’s a bakery.[/quote]

    DenverGregg…lighten up…it originated as a Mexican Bakery. Just a play on words lost in translation.

  • Richard S. | August 7, 2007 at 5:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”129536″]It seems that teams with green helmets (Eagles and Seahawks, I think) would be able to use a different color dot, as long as it’s a contrasting color, not part of the team’s normal color scheme, and the referees know what color to look for. If they’re smart, they wrote the rule to allow for that flexibility.

    With how much “authentic” jerseys cost these days, I’m surprised that there are not companies that’ll let you bring/mail in your jersey of some player that’s no longer on the team, and have it converted to a new player by replacing the name and number. Maybe someone that’s handy with scissors and a sewing machine should start something like that.[/quote]

    The New England Patriots Pro Shop (the teams at-stadium souvenir store) does a variation of the replacing-the-name-and-number theme. Lawyer Milloy wore #36 until unceremoniously dumped a few days before the start of the 2003 season. The Pro Shop was apparently stuck with a fair supply of “MILLOY” 36 $249.00 authentic jerseys, onto which they placed the nameplate “SUPERBOWL”, replacing the “MILLOY”. Superbowl 36, get it? James Sanders, a third-year safety for the Patriots now wears #36, and although his name would not have the merchandising marketability, I’m thinking “SANDERS” 36, has to sell better than “SUPERBOWL”.
    I was at the training camp yesterday, and the Pro Shop still has a whole bunch of the “SUPERBOWL” 36 authentics in stock – still with a price of $249.

  • John Hosehe | August 7, 2007 at 5:28 pm |

    Paul, a little grumpy today?

  • Teebz | August 7, 2007 at 5:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”129743″]Paul, a little grumpy today?[/quote]

    No, I don’t think so. If Paul doesn’t want a useless list of Sweeney’s on his blog site, that’s his decision. He asked for it to end, and we all respect that. Otherwise, that could have gone on for days.

  • Flip | August 7, 2007 at 5:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”129735″]Kansas has officially unveiled the new University-design-standard-compliant football uniforms. Come back in a couple of years, and we’ll change them again.

    http://www2.kusports...

    Could the numbers be a little larger?

  • Mike Engle | August 7, 2007 at 6:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”129746″][quote comment=”129735″]Kansas has officially unveiled the new University-design-standard-compliant football uniforms. Come back in a couple of years, and we’ll change them again.

    http://www2.kusports...

    Could the numbers be a little larger?[/quote]
    Why aren’t the names in Trajan too? (LOL.)

  • Jonee | August 7, 2007 at 6:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”129716″][quote comment=”129707″][quote comment=”129697″]
    Teebz E-mail me, I have something you might be interested in *cough NewIslesFishermanUnsewnEmbroideredSweaterLogoPatch cough*.

    The Fisherman Forever![/quote]

    You’re talking to a guy who proudly wears his Fisherman jersey. :o)

    And you didn’t leave an email addy. If you lick my name, it will take you to my blog where you can find my email on my profile.[/quote]

    everything about those jerseys is fantastic except for the player name font. it looks as though somebody markered “kasparaitis” on the back of it.[/quote]

    Looking at those jerseys will give you a nasty case of kasparaitis, for sure.

  • SD Chris | August 7, 2007 at 6:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”129744″][quote comment=”129743″]Paul, a little grumpy today?[/quote]

    No, I don’t think so. If Paul doesn’t want a useless list of Sweeney’s on his blog site, that’s his decision. He asked for it to end, and we all respect that. Otherwise, that could have gone on for days.[/quote]

    I personally give my vote to the whole Sweeney thing being funny.

  • Brendan | August 7, 2007 at 6:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”129649″]that was supposed to say, HATE the Blackburn sponsors[/quote]

    Me too. I feel that bet24 could have at least used a wordmark instead of their full logo, as the red and yellow disc looks terrible on their home blue-and-whites.

  • Brendan | August 7, 2007 at 7:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”129708″][quote comment=”129707″][quote comment=”129697″]
    Teebz E-mail me, I have something you might be interested in *cough NewIslesFishermanUnsewnEmbroideredSweaterLogoPat chcough*.

    The Fisherman Forever![/quote]

    You’re talking to a guy who proudly wears his Fisherman jersey. :o)

    And you didn’t leave an email addy. If you lick my name, it will take you to my blog where you can find my email on my profile.[/quote]

    Click my name”… I don’t want to hear about anyone’s tongue being on their monitor.

    Might be the funniest typo of the day. :o)[/quote]

    I thought it was intentional and you were making a joke. It seems less funny not that I know it was just a typo.

  • Dan King | August 7, 2007 at 7:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”129700″][quote comment=”129688″][quote comment=”129673″]See, that was what I liked when Thompson sponsored Tottenham. You sit down to watch the team, and it’s like a little smiley face is right there too. Given the reality of uni sponsors, I’d rather one that fits with the rest of the design/colors/etc. rather than a Blackburn-style disaster.[/quote]

    Funny thing is that Tottenham fans hated it because it was in Red and they did not want any red on their kit as it is Arsenals main color (hated cross London rival)[/quote]

    Yeah, I’d forgotten about that since the switch to Mansion. Been a fan for a while, but have never been able to gin up as much excitement for seeing Arsenal lose as say, Wayne Rooney and/or West Ham.

    I guess that makes me a bad Spurs fan.[/quote]
    its ok, as an arsenal fan i’d rather see manu and chelsea lose any day of the week.

    Paul P– if you’re sticking with red and don’t necessarily want to go w/ nike or adidas puma makes decent kits. my high school used the puma monaco and the top was really comfortable and light. the shorts sucked though.

  • primemayhem | August 7, 2007 at 8:10 pm |

    My son is playing flag football this year. Since we live near Pittsbugh, we are stuck with Steeler colors. Any good web sites where I can order football socks? Looking for some striped socks, if possible.

  • Mike D. | August 7, 2007 at 8:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”129468″]Benfica… pink… ugh! My favorite club, with such wonderful traditional simple red uniforms over the years (for the most part), why the pink and black. Damn adidas. I’m actually starting a team locally and we’re going by the Benfica name, you will not see us in pink!!
    Actually, that leads me to ask, anyone can suggest a good soccer uniform outfitter?[/quote]

    I’m a Benfica fan, and when I first heard that they were getting pink away jerseys, I didn’t like the idea. After the jersey was officially presented though, I had a change of heart. They are actually very nice looking jerseys, and it’s a light shade of pink, which is a nice color. I’ve seen Benfica play a couple games in them already, and they look good. It’s been one of Benfica’s best selling jerseys ever. The red jersey looks great. It’s simple and classic. I bought one about a month ago with Simao’s name and number on the back…unfortunately he got sold soon after, but I’m glad I got his jersey anyways.

    Also, for anyone interested, Adu will wear number 30 at Benfica.

  • JJWasz | August 7, 2007 at 8:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”129679″]If there is any team that doesn’t need a logo change, it’s the Islanders. Especially if it is this. It’s pretty good art, but the Isles’ NY/hockey stick/island is perfect.[/quote]

    This is perfection!

  • dunford | August 7, 2007 at 9:54 pm |

    How has nobody grasped the hilarity of a pink Beavers jersey? I mean, wow.

    Also, for the dude who linked to the Alomar pic – the jersey he’s wearing there is grey, but in terrible light.

  • Dave A | August 7, 2007 at 10:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”129692″]b)Alomar wore light blue at some point, but dressed to the nines says the team wore grey during his entire tenure.[/quote]

    Dressed To The Nines is correct about this. The Jays went away from the baby blue pullovers and switched to the grey button-ups beginning in 1989.

    That picture of Alomar is celebrating his home run against Dennis Eckersley in the 1992 ALCS and the Jays were definitely wearing road greys. I think the blue shading is just a trick of lighting or someone has put a blue wash on the photo for some reason.

  • Phil Pereira | August 7, 2007 at 10:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”129781″][quote comment=”129468″]Benfica… pink… ugh! My favorite club, with such wonderful traditional simple red uniforms over the years (for the most part), why the pink and black. Damn adidas. I’m actually starting a team locally and we’re going by the Benfica name, you will not see us in pink!!
    Actually, that leads me to ask, anyone can suggest a good soccer uniform outfitter?[/quote]

    I’m a Benfica fan, and when I first heard that they were getting pink away jerseys, I didn’t like the idea. After the jersey was officially presented though, I had a change of heart. They are actually very nice looking jerseys, and it’s a light shade of pink, which is a nice color. I’ve seen Benfica play a couple games in them already, and they look good. It’s been one of Benfica’s best selling jerseys ever. The red jersey looks great. It’s simple and classic. I bought one about a month ago with Simao’s name and number on the back…unfortunately he got sold soon after, but I’m glad I got his jersey anyways.

    Also, for anyone interested, Adu will wear number 30 at Benfica.[/quote]

    Another Benfica fan, so unenlightened lol

    Ok, I have to admit, I support Porto largely because my family is from northern Portugal, much like I support Boston teams because I’m from MA.

    Anyway, Porto’s alternate kit is quite nice this season, very clean looking

  • ADD | August 7, 2007 at 10:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”129783″][quote comment=”129679″]If there is any team that doesn’t need a logo change, it’s the Islanders. Especially if it is this. It’s pretty good art, but the Isles’ NY/hockey stick/island is perfect.[/quote]

    This is perfection![/quote]

    Indeed it is

  • bosox28 | August 7, 2007 at 10:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”129544″]A week or so ago I briefly linked to a photo of the Redskins’ 75th-anniversary throwback jerseys, but then I had to take down the link. It must be kosher now, though, because the jersey is being shown on the NFL’s own site. Let’s hope the sock stripes match the sleeves.

    Worked w/the Redskins on new uni designs back in 2005 and adding black was a huge focus…then the Skons went on a winning streak and put the ideas on ice…now with the 75th it looks like the Billy Kilmer look will be in embraced.

    Sleeves do not really exist on NFL jerseys these days so although the Skins sleeve treatment look sharp, the game unis will not have them…[/quote]

    Any chance of seeing those skins jerseys w/ the black?

  • Mike Engle | August 7, 2007 at 11:05 pm |

    News flash: The other side of the KG trade (or, in the words of Bill Simmons, “the Al Jefferson pu-pu platter deluxe“) has been formally introduced as Minnesota Timberwolves. From left to right, with their new jerseys: #42, Theo Ratliff; #25, Al Jefferson; #15, Gerald Green; #8, Ryan Gomes; #3, Sebastian Telfair.

  • Dan B-P | August 7, 2007 at 11:42 pm |

    Given Co. Cork’s reputation as the “rebel county” and their red uniforms, the GAA team’s fans often wave various red-colored flags to show their support.
    Of course, I didn’t know this backstory when I started watching GAA games during my semester in Dublin this spring, so imagine my surprise when I flipped on a Cork football match and saw a couple Confederate battle flags in the stands.

  • BA | August 7, 2007 at 11:46 pm |

    Cool minor league baseball promotional giveaway…the Rich Garces “bobble belly” doll.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    (He wore some interesting uni’s in his time…)

    Here is an ebay listing…get ’em while they’re hot!
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • BA | August 7, 2007 at 11:49 pm |

    sorry…wrong link.

    http://homerderby.co...

  • BCrisp | August 7, 2007 at 11:51 pm |

    Anyone watching the Giants game?
    Is Nationals pticher Bacsik wearing his stirrups backwards?

  • Kyle at IU | August 7, 2007 at 11:56 pm |

    blaaah. it HAD to be against my nats…oh well. I stood up and applauded. Even if he juiced, 756 is still a very big number and the record, if not the man, deserves our respect.

  • Kyle at IU | August 7, 2007 at 11:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”129807″]Anyone watching the Giants game?
    Is Nationals pticher Bacsik wearing his stirrups backwards?[/quote]

    And i think Bacsik is wearing them so low that it’s hard to tell which way they are. He always wears them that low.

  • Jon in SLC | August 8, 2007 at 12:02 am |

    [quote comment=”129808″]blaaah. it HAD to be against my nats…oh well. I stood up and applauded. Even if he juiced, 756 is still a very big number and the record, if not the man, deserves our respect.[/quote]

    What a bittersweet moment. We should have been able to enjoy this more. I hope if/when A-Rod does it, I can enjoy it more and not have all of the collateral stuff that went along with 756.

  • Ryne | August 8, 2007 at 12:12 am |

    Did anyone else notice that as barry was rounding the bases that there were groundskeepers ready to take out the bases. In one shot I saw a guy with two bases running towards third…must be headed for Cooperstown. Sorry no screen grab.

  • SD Chris | August 8, 2007 at 12:41 am |

    Burn in hell Barry

  • Matt Takimoto "Tako" | August 8, 2007 at 12:49 am |

    [quote comment=”129551″][quote comment=”129506″]Mike Sweeney. Uniform violater.[/quote]

    dolphins hat?[/quote]

    it was irish heritage night at AT&T Park. those beanies were the giveaway.

  • ADD | August 8, 2007 at 1:04 am |

    Congrats to Barry Bonds!

  • JJWasz | August 8, 2007 at 1:54 am |

    One thing that should make Paul happy about the whole Bonds record thing, the guy who emerged from the scrum was a guy from Queens decked out in full Mets regalia! Congratulations Met jersey guy from queens, hurry call Todd McFarland before Barry gets found guilty of something.

  • J excel | August 8, 2007 at 2:14 am |

    [quote comment=”129818″]Congrats to Barry Bonds![/quote]

    you are a blind and ignorant fool.

  • Mikey | August 8, 2007 at 4:02 am |

    I personally find the Tampa Bay practice jersey Font issue funny. Sorry if it offends some people. It just seems that of all the things that repeatedly get mentioned this one is leading about 10 to 1! When I respond to a Tampa Bay Font post I always try to be funny about it. At least I don’t jump down someone throat for mistaking a photoshop for an actual design. Sorry for the Rant. I leave you with two thoughts…. Lighten up Francis! and Stay classy San Diego!

  • another josh | August 8, 2007 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”129587″][quote comment=”129536″]
    With how much “authentic” jerseys cost these days, I’m surprised that there are not companies that’ll let you bring/mail in your jersey of some player that’s no longer on the team, and have it converted to a new player by replacing the name and number. Maybe someone that’s handy with scissors and a sewing machine should start something like that.[/quote]

    Unless the nameplate is the same size, you get big holes where the stitching was. I frequently had this request at the store where I used to work with NHL jerseys. If a star player was traded for another star player, people would want to “re-customize” their jerseys.

    It doesn’t work, and the jerseys look shoddy. NFL jerseys are much the same way, especially with the shiny shoulder yokes.[/quote]

    Thanks for the info. Now I know not to invest all my savings in that new startup company!

  • ADD | August 8, 2007 at 5:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”129828″][quote comment=”129818″]Congrats to Barry Bonds![/quote]

    you are a blind and ignorant fool.[/quote]

    Then so is the rest of the world for ackowlidging it. Deal with it. The only fools are the ones who are going “He’s not my home run king” and holding up asterix signs at games like little kids who don’t get their way.