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Sunday Open Thread

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Western Kentucky University unveiled a slew of the new Russell uniforms they will wear this year. —Vince

 

86 comments to Sunday Open Thread

  • My Name is Not Earl | August 19, 2007 at 8:40 am |

    Why, oh why, did the Saints wear the black pants with the black jerseys again last night? I know they did this toward the end of the season (they actually wore the black pants on the road as well, which was why I was shocked when they wore the gold pants with the white shirts at the HOF Game). This is the NFL, not high school. Get rid of the black pants!

  • Stuby | August 19, 2007 at 8:45 am |

    Vince, I think its actually ‘Western Kentucky University’ as evidenced by the initials on the uniforms.

    I like the road football uni with the red pants, but the home unis are kind of strange. Any idea what the helmets look like?

  • Flip | August 19, 2007 at 9:14 am |

    I’ve never been a fan of the sleeve cap. Just looks wrong. Leave the sleeve blank. Put a logo on it. Stripes are good, too. No caps, though.

  • Stuby | August 19, 2007 at 9:19 am |

    [quote comment=”133955″]I’ve never been a fan of the sleeve cap. Just looks wrong. Leave the sleeve blank. Put a logo on it. Stripes are good, too. No caps, though.[/quote]
    What is that? A Michael Vick ‘one-sie’?

  • Elena G | August 19, 2007 at 9:29 am |

    It IS indeed, Western Kentucky University, in Bowling Green Ky, my sister’s alma mater. Pretty uninspired uniforms.

  • Elena G | August 19, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    But considering that the WKU Hilltoppers symbol is a red towel, what can they do?

  • Tape | August 19, 2007 at 9:36 am |

    [quote comment=”133959″]But considering that the WKU Hilltoppers symbol is a red towel, what can they do?[/quote]

    that’s pretty tough to work with.

  • The Ol Goaler | August 19, 2007 at 9:46 am |

    As a fellow who has broadcast ‘Toppers games (during my tenure at Arkansas State), a big BOOOOOOOOO! to those home men’s basketball unis. White numbers on gray (or “off-white”) uniforms??? How ya gonna tell the players even with a scorecard? Yechh!

  • Stuby | August 19, 2007 at 9:47 am |

    [quote comment=”133960″][quote comment=”133959″]But considering that the WKU Hilltoppers symbol is a red towel, what can they do?[/quote]

    that’s pretty tough to work with.[/quote]
    They should incorporate the Corvette somehow, since the GM plant where they are made is also in Bowling Green.

  • Mike | August 19, 2007 at 9:58 am |

    Russell Athletic strikes out again. Those football uniforms look like a cheap knock-off of the Washington State uniforms. I realize these companies follow templates, but damn, their almost identical. Anyone care to try and design a better one?

  • Mike | August 19, 2007 at 10:09 am |

    Here’s my submission for the “new” WKU home football uniforms

  • Mike | August 19, 2007 at 10:11 am |

    ok i give, how do u post a link?

  • Kevin | August 19, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”133966″]ok i give, how do u post a link?[/quote]

    Hit the button above the text box entitled…wait for it…wait for it…”Link”

  • Steve | August 19, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    For some reason the women’s basketball jersey reminds me of some of the mens’ jerseys that Nike templated at the beginning of the 06-07 season (before the system of dress came to fruition). The Nike shoulder “thing” was a little more subtle than this is…but it’s still the same general look to me.

  • ThresherK | August 19, 2007 at 10:57 am |

    Hello Pantonistas. My name is ThresherK, and…

    …I don’t look good in hats. More specifically, in this post-JFK era, I don’t look good in baseball caps.

    A ballcap doesn’t go well with the shape of my head or face. I can’t describe it any other way. (And this is my own opinion, not the result of an intervention.)

    Therefore, I feel like I’m missing out on things. I only wear caps to baseball games (Expos tricolour, now appearing in stands for the Harrisburg Senators and Vermont LakeMonsters all over the northeast), sun protection, or when my brother-in-law & family are in town. (They’re transplants to Texas near Round Rocks, and have given me a couple nice caps.)

    Without going into specifics, or skull-altering bone surgery, should I simply accept this limitation, or ignore it?

    Thanx in advance,

  • odessasteps | August 19, 2007 at 11:12 am |

    It looks like the girl in the photo is wearing a long skirt and not shorts. are they going to play Immaculatta (sp) or something from the 1970s?

  • Stuby | August 19, 2007 at 11:23 am |

    Man, Brady Quinn looks like a dork with that HUGE orange Riddell Revolution helmet. I nominate ‘The Great Pumpkin’ as a new nickname.

    Of course, the king of Dorky is still Peyton Manning, with that big white bulbous Colts helmet.

    I really hate those helmets, in case you couldn’t tell. They would look somewhat better if they A) reconfigured the facemask and B) got rid of those stupid, stupid earholes in favor of circles like a normal helmet.

  • warren thompson | August 19, 2007 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”133970″]
    (They’re transplants to Texas near Round Rocks, and have given me a couple nice caps.)
    [/quote]

    Actually, there’s only one “round rock” in that suburb of Austin, Texas. Hence, it’s called Round Rock.

  • Rich | August 19, 2007 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”133970″]Hello Pantonistas. My name is ThresherK, and…

    …I don’t look good in hats. More specifically, in this post-JFK era, I don’t look good in baseball caps.

    A ballcap doesn’t go well with the shape of my head or face. I can’t describe it any other way. (And this is my own opinion, not the result of an intervention.)

    Therefore, I feel like I’m missing out on things. I only wear caps to baseball games (Expos tricolour, now appearing in stands for the Harrisburg Senators and Vermont LakeMonsters all over the northeast), sun protection, or when my brother-in-law & family are in town. (They’re transplants to Texas near Round Rocks, and have given me a couple nice caps.)

    Without going into specifics, or skull-altering bone surgery, should I simply accept this limitation, or ignore it?

    Thanx in advance,[/quote]

    What kind of hat are you wearing? Fitted or adjustable. Structured or unstructured? Maybe you should pay attention to the maker and stick with a brand you like. Me? I like the Twins (maker no the team) cotton unstructured.

  • ThresherK | August 19, 2007 at 12:11 pm |

    What kind of hat are you wearing? Fitted or adjustable. Structured or unstructured? Maybe you should pay attention to the maker and stick with a brand you like. Me? I like the Twins (maker no the team) cotton unstructured.

    Adjustable, some structured, and always adjusted to the last (largest) degree. Hats which are large enough to go around my head leave me with enough empty space in the crown to smuggle a souffle. And brims on such hats seem to reach from ear to ear.

  • ThresherK | August 19, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”133974″][quote comment=”133970″]
    (They’re transplants to Texas near Round Rocks, and have given me a couple nice caps.)
    [/quote]

    Actually, there’s only one “round rock” in that suburb of Austin, Texas. Hence, it’s called Round Rock.[/quote]

    Oops. Of course.

  • Christopher | August 19, 2007 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”133952″]Why, oh why, did the Saints wear the black pants with the black jerseys again last night? I know they did this toward the end of the season (they actually wore the black pants on the road as well, which was why I was shocked when they wore the gold pants with the white shirts at the HOF Game). This is the NFL, not high school. Get rid of the black pants![/quote]

    Agreed! They look like pajamas. In fact ALL color-on-same-color combos do. Just stop it!

  • Vince Grzegorek | August 19, 2007 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”133953″]Vince, I think its actually ‘Western Kentucky University’ as evidenced by the initials on the uniforms.

    I like the road football uni with the red pants, but the home unis are kind of strange. Any idea what the helmets look like?[/quote]

    My bad. Fixed now. Rough night at the Browns game booing for a couple of hours, and then getting irresponsibly happy for Brady Quinn.

  • Taha | August 19, 2007 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”133978″]What kind of hat are you wearing? Fitted or adjustable. Structured or unstructured? Maybe you should pay attention to the maker and stick with a brand you like. Me? I like the Twins (maker no the team) cotton unstructured.

    Adjustable, some structured, and always adjusted to the last (largest) degree. Hats which are large enough to go around my head leave me with enough empty space in the crown to smuggle a souffle. And brims on such hats seem to reach from ear to ear.[/quote]

    It sounds to me like you need to break in the hat before you wear it, so it lies flat on your dome and not rising up to hide contraband.

    Although they use the 5950 baseball caps, this principle can be applied to any hat:

    http://bugsandcranks...

  • Minna H. | August 19, 2007 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”133952″]Why, oh why, did the Saints wear the black pants with the black jerseys again last night? I know they did this toward the end of the season (they actually wore the black pants on the road as well, which was why I was shocked when they wore the gold pants with the white shirts at the HOF Game). This is the NFL, not high school. Get rid of the black pants![/quote]

    I disagree! Of course. I like the monochromatic look, for the most part (teal Seattle is an exception), and I especially like all black. It is sleek-looking with a hint of danger. Love it.

  • Taha | August 19, 2007 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”133972″]It looks like the girl in the photo is wearing a long skirt and not shorts. are they going to play Immaculatta (sp) or something from the 1970s?[/quote]

    They are either culottes or extra roomy to accommodate a badonk-a-donk. Can anyone speak on the amount of junk that can be found in Kentucky women’s trunks?

  • Joe O. | August 19, 2007 at 12:52 pm |

    Russell definatly makes some cheap and Ugly uni’s…

    I’m sure it has come up, but the LLWS uniforms are BUTT ugly. What is up with those sleeve/underarm stripes?

  • Rick | August 19, 2007 at 1:18 pm |

    How go the Browns go from the sweet striped socks last to the boring socks last night?
    Brady 1
    Cribbs

  • Trump1010 | August 19, 2007 at 1:26 pm |

    So with the LLWS unis… I figured out all but one…

    Great Lakes – Purdue
    Mid-Atlantic – UVA
    Midwest – Kansas
    Northwest – Oregon (but a definate upgrade from anything Oregon related)
    Southeast – Florida State
    Southwest – Rice
    West – UCLA
    New England – ??

    So who’s New England supposed to be?

  • Trump1010 | August 19, 2007 at 1:35 pm |

    Paul – It ate my post on the LLWS jerseys…(lots of links). Can you save it, please?

    Thanks

  • Dan King | August 19, 2007 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”133983″][quote comment=”133952″]Why, oh why, did the Saints wear the black pants with the black jerseys again last night? I know they did this toward the end of the season (they actually wore the black pants on the road as well, which was why I was shocked when they wore the gold pants with the white shirts at the HOF Game). This is the NFL, not high school. Get rid of the black pants![/quote]

    I disagree! Of course. I like the monochromatic look, for the most part (teal Seattle is an exception), and I especially like all black. It is sleek-looking with a hint of danger. Love it.[/quote]

    Minna- how is it that I knew your link was going to be about the all blacks?

  • Anon E. Mouse | August 19, 2007 at 2:14 pm |

    I am begining to appreceate the red on the D-back

  • Anon E. Mouse | August 19, 2007 at 2:15 pm |

    I mean D-backs

  • BurghFan | August 19, 2007 at 2:25 pm |

    I don’t look good in hats. More specifically, in this post-JFK era, I don’t look good in baseball caps.

    A ballcap doesn’t go well with the shape of my head or face. I can’t describe it any other way. (And this is my own opinion, not the result of an intervention.)…

    Without going into specifics, or skull-altering bone surgery, should I simply accept this limitation, or ignore it?

    It’s entirely up to you. If you’re not happy with the way a cap looks and/or feels, don’t wear it. If you’re comfortable with it, though, then enjoy.

    This generalizes to the occasional discussion here about what is and isn’t appropriate for us regular folks to wear. It’s up to the wearer. I might think it’s ridiculous for someone to wear one of those New Era “fashion” travesties, especially when the ballclub’s actual cap is available, but the wearer must like the travesty. There’s no accounting for taste.

  • Parrish | August 19, 2007 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”133974″][quote comment=”133970″]
    (They’re transplants to Texas near Round Rocks, and have given me a couple nice caps.)
    [/quote]

    Actually, there’s only one “round rock” in that suburb of Austin, Texas. Hence, it’s called Round Rock.[/quote]

    Nice neighborhood like that, you’d think they could afford to buy another rock.

  • Thorold Blair | August 19, 2007 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”133974″][quote comment=”133970″]
    (They’re transplants to Texas near Round Rocks, and have given me a couple nice caps.)
    [/quote]

    Actually, there’s only one “round rock” in that suburb of Austin, Texas. Hence, it’s called Round Rock.[/quote]

    Maybe they just live near a bunch of big round rocks?

  • John Baranowski | August 19, 2007 at 3:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”133961″]As a fellow who has broadcast ‘Toppers games (during my tenure at Arkansas State), a big BOOOOOOOOO! to those home men’s basketball unis. White numbers on gray (or “off-white”) uniforms??? How ya gonna tell the players even with a scorecard? Yechh![/quote]

    wow, and i thought i had a hard time with gold numbers on white during a football game. i feel for ya, man. that blows!

  • Jay | August 19, 2007 at 3:14 pm |

    In the Arsenal/Blackburn BPL match, it can be pointed out that for Arsenal some players have the cannon logo in the red portion just below the collar on the back of the jersey, while others have it on the white collar itself. I’ll try and find pictures later, but Eduardo is one who has it in the red, while Van Persie has it on the collar itself.

  • Steve | August 19, 2007 at 3:36 pm |

    Not entirely uniform related but I’m watching the Little League World Series coverage right now and Gary Thorne appears to have something on the collar of his polo shirt. Not gonna lie, it looks like bird crap.

  • nybatt | August 19, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    what a great sight in today’s yankee game as 3 of the 4 infielders are wearing their pants at baseball-knee height (rodriguez, betemit, philips)… it is something out of the 1950’s for the yanks.
    a team that as recently as 2 years ago had not a single player showing any stirrup (uh, I mean sock) this is pleasing to the traditionalist I am!

  • Mike Engle | August 19, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

    Speaking of the LLWS uniforms, what is that X on everybody’s undershirt? It must be a brand I don’t recognize.

  • CollinJ | August 19, 2007 at 4:01 pm |

    I haven’t noticed the shirt, but I believe the they are the Wal-Mart knock off versions of UnderArmor. I believe they are called active works. Sorry I can’t find a picture.

  • Joe O. | August 19, 2007 at 4:10 pm |

    I haven’t seen an american team with it, but during Canada’s game at the LLWS yesterday (or the day before) they showed some parents with what looked like homemade team shirts. Then they showed the backside and you could see a 5 inch tall Russel logo on the back of every shirt…

    I think it was one of the largest logo’s I’ve seen on a shirt in a while..

  • Big Dawg | August 19, 2007 at 4:57 pm |

    Does anyone know why the Browns went back to those aweful brown socks last night? If you’re going old school, wear the striped socks! And I think the Saints look great in the black britches. The Chargers completely screwed up. Old school or new, but not THAT!!!

  • jponsetto | August 19, 2007 at 5:27 pm |

    Russell equals thick durable oxford sweatshirts…never will be anyting but a terrific cut and sew organization…but in light of the crap Reebok and Nike produces this ain’t such a bad thing…

  • Tape | August 19, 2007 at 5:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”133983″][quote comment=”133952″]Why, oh why, did the Saints wear the black pants with the black jerseys again last night? I know they did this toward the end of the season (they actually wore the black pants on the road as well, which was why I was shocked when they wore the gold pants with the white shirts at the HOF Game). This is the NFL, not high school. Get rid of the black pants![/quote]

    I disagree! Of course. I like the monochromatic look, for the most part (teal Seattle is an exception), and I especially like all black. It is sleek-looking with a hint of danger. Love it.[/quote]

    There’s a huge difference between a rugby uniform and an American football uniform. That difference is that rugby players wear shorts and have exposed lower legs.

  • Doug | August 19, 2007 at 5:57 pm |

    I think it’s a Russell brand compression undershirt. At the end of the sleeve (can’t remember if it’s right or left) there is a Russell “R” logo.

  • todd krevanchi | August 19, 2007 at 5:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”133977″][quote comment=”133970″]Hello Pantonistas. My name is ThresherK, and…

    …I don’t look good in hats. More specifically, in this post-JFK era, I don’t look good in baseball caps.

    A ballcap doesn’t go well with the shape of my head or face. I can’t describe it any other way. (And this is my own opinion, not the result of an intervention.)

    Therefore, I feel like I’m missing out on things. I only wear caps to baseball games (Expos tricolour, now appearing in stands for the Harrisburg Senators and Vermont LakeMonsters all over the northeast), sun protection, or when my brother-in-law & family are in town. (They’re transplants to Texas near Round Rocks, and have given me a couple nice caps.)

    Without going into specifics, or skull-altering bone surgery, should I simply accept this limitation, or ignore it?

    Thanx in advance,[/quote]

    What kind of hat are you wearing? Fitted or adjustable. Structured or unstructured? Maybe you should pay attention to the maker and stick with a brand you like. Me? I like the Twins (maker no the team) cotton unstructured.[/quote]

    agreed. the twins enterprises “franchise” cap or the top of the world “letterman” cap…
    both available on lids.com.
    only fitteds i’ll wear…

  • Mark Max | August 19, 2007 at 5:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”134052″]Not entirely uniform related but I’m watching the Little League World Series coverage right now and Gary Thorne appears to have something on the collar of his polo shirt. Not gonna lie, it looks like bird crap.[/quote]
    It’s actually a big ESPN pin signifying that they’re using “robo cameras,” on the collar of his shirt. They were talking about it during the broadcast and how this is the first year that they used the robo camera at the LLWS.

  • Mark Max | August 19, 2007 at 6:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”134061″]I haven’t noticed the shirt, but I believe the they are the Wal-Mart knock off versions of UnderArmor. I believe they are called active works. Sorry I can’t find a picture.[/quote]
    Nope it’s actually a Russell like the jerseys.

  • Chuck Ryals | August 19, 2007 at 6:11 pm |

    Colorado Rockies wearing their “Jetsons” vests today. They are the worst in MLB, in my opinion.

  • Beau G | August 19, 2007 at 6:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”134001″]So with the LLWS unis… I figured out all but one…

    Great Lakes – Purdue
    Mid-Atlantic – UVA
    Midwest – Kansas
    Northwest – Oregon (but a definate upgrade from anything Oregon related)
    Southeast – Florida State
    Southwest – Rice
    West – UCLA
    New England – ??

    So who’s New England supposed to be?[/quote]

    Harvard?

  • Ian | August 19, 2007 at 6:54 pm |

    The New England LLWS unis look a bit like UMass colors witht he deep red, thats my guess, cause BU and BC are brighter reds

  • matt dub | August 19, 2007 at 7:35 pm |

    I’m thinking the NE LLWS unis might be Harvard colors, but that’s just a guess. It’s not an exact match.

  • mbr | August 19, 2007 at 7:44 pm |

    File this under small world- the football player on the left in the Western Kentucky photo played for me years ago on a jv soccer team in Georgia. I always knew the kid was going places. Just never thought he would be modeling Russell athletic gear.

  • Chris | August 19, 2007 at 8:40 pm |

    http://washington.sc...

    Long time lurker, first time poster…here is an interesting link that breaks down the uniforms of tthe Pac-10. Hope the link works. Sorry if not, this is my first time posting and maybe someone could tell me how to make the link work. Thanks!

  • Chris | August 19, 2007 at 8:44 pm |

    looks like the link work, but it opens to an empty page for me. sorry all

  • Dave | August 19, 2007 at 8:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”134001″]So with the LLWS unis… I figured out all but one…

    Great Lakes – Purdue
    Mid-Atlantic – UVA
    Midwest – Kansas
    Northwest – Oregon (but a definate upgrade from anything Oregon related)
    Southeast – Florida State
    Southwest – Rice
    West – UCLA
    New England – ??

    So who’s New England supposed to be?[/quote]

    I would say NE is supposed to be the Red Sox.

  • Dave | August 19, 2007 at 8:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”134001″]So with the LLWS unis… I figured out all but one…

    Great Lakes – Purdue
    Mid-Atlantic – UVA
    Midwest – Kansas
    Northwest – Oregon (but a definate upgrade from anything Oregon related)
    Southeast – Florida State
    Southwest – Rice
    West – UCLA
    New England – ??

    So who’s New England supposed to be?[/quote]

    I would say the Red Sox.

  • Kel | August 19, 2007 at 8:51 pm |

    Holy hell. I’m watching the Giants/Ravens game and I don’t think I’ve seen a more discombobulated uni combination in a long time. Wtf were the Giants thinking…the blue helmets, red/white jerseys, and grey pants?

    They look like an unmade bed. Feh.

  • Andy L. | August 19, 2007 at 9:30 pm |

    New England LLWS unis: Harvard, perhaps?

  • Jeff Morris | August 19, 2007 at 9:32 pm |

    From this:

    http://news.bbc.co.u...

    To the Ravens wearing all black and the Giants wearing white / red jerseys.

    Ugh.

  • Joel Keller | August 19, 2007 at 9:36 pm |

    Here’s a column suggestion, if you guys take such a thing: Can you guys do a paragraph or two on how the new synthetic 5950 caps are holding up this season? There are a number of players (pitchers, mostly) that are in the “one hat all year” brigade, and it seems like some of the hats are starting to look odd.

    Take Luis Vizcaino; the brim of his cap is actually starting to get shiny, it’s soaked up so much sweat this season. Anyone else noticing this? I’ve noticed that, despite New Era’s claims on the hat’s seweat wicking ability, you still see salt stains and other telltale signs of well-worn caps.

    For the hell of it, I bought one of the new 5950s this past spring; it’s a comfy fit, but a bit boxy. I’m just curious how the hat is going to react as I break it in (even if that break in includes wearing it in a downpour). What have you folks seen there?

  • ThresherK | August 19, 2007 at 9:47 pm |

    BurghFan,

    Thanks for your consideration. And “there’s no accounting for taste”–really, my wife says that about my wardrobe often enough! (Five aprons, three pair of road cycling shorts…I have no trouble being myself.) But I’m just interested in getting a cap to fit my head. My head doesn’t seem oddly shaped, until I put a cap on it.

    Taha,

    I will strongly consider the cap altering.

  • =bg= | August 19, 2007 at 9:53 pm |

    all black ravens unis======URP.

  • David | August 19, 2007 at 10:05 pm |

    I’m sick of the Saints and Ravens wearing all black! The Ravens are worse with the black helmets, too. Disgusting! And I wish the Vikings would throw those damn purple pants into the Mississippi River!

  • Nick | August 19, 2007 at 10:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”133983″][quote comment=”133952″]Why, oh why, did the Saints wear the black pants with the black jerseys again last night? I know they did this toward the end of the season (they actually wore the black pants on the road as well, which was why I was shocked when they wore the gold pants with the white shirts at the HOF Game). This is the NFL, not high school. Get rid of the black pants![/quote]

    I disagree! Of course. I like the monochromatic look, for the most part (teal Seattle is an exception), and I especially like all black. It is sleek-looking with a hint of danger. Love it.[/quote]

    IT LOOKS LIKE CRAP.

    Why don’t you buy some black leotard pants for a 75 pound bantam team and make them look tough.

    I am a lifelong Saints fan and they generally had pretty nice unis through the years. Even the adoption of the p*ss-poor “Vegas Gold” over Old Gold was livable. But the Black Pants STINK !!!
    especially w/o the Stripes to break up the arobic leotard look.

    The Ravens are All_Black tonight and they ALSO look like crap.

    The look doesn’t belong on an NFL Team, and probably don’t belng on an NCAA team.

    Even Colorado Buffs are wising up and using gold pants now.

  • Nick | August 19, 2007 at 10:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”133983″][quote comment=”133952″]Why, oh why, did the Saints wear the black pants with the black jerseys again last night? I know they did this toward the end of the season (they actually wore the black pants on the road as well, which was why I was shocked when they wore the gold pants with the white shirts at the HOF Game). This is the NFL, not high school. Get rid of the black pants![/quote]

    I disagree! Of course. I like the monochromatic look, for the most part (teal Seattle is an exception), and I especially like all black. It is sleek-looking with a hint of danger. Love it.[/quote]

    IT LOOKS LIKE CRAP.

    Why don’t you buy some black leotard pants for a 75 pound bantam team and make them look tough.

    I am a lifelong Saints fan and they generally had pretty nice unis through the years. Even the adoption of the p*ss-poor “Vegas Gold” over Old Gold was livable. But the Black Pants STINK !!!
    especially w/o the Stripes to break up the arobic leotard look.

    The Ravens are All_Black tonight and they ALSO look like crap.

    The look doesn’t belong on an NFL Team, and probably don’t belng on an NCAA team.

    Even Colorado Buffs are wising up and using gold pants now.

  • Pete | August 19, 2007 at 10:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”134074″]Does anyone know why the Browns went back to those aweful brown socks last night? If you’re going old school, wear the striped socks! And I think the Saints look great in the black britches. The Chargers completely screwed up. Old school or new, but not THAT!!![/quote]

    My guess is that the Browns are following a recent NFL trend among players, which is a solid-color sock covering most of the leg, with a hint of white showing at the ankle, and then a black shoe. You see this look with the Bucs, Saints, Seahawks, and I think Eagles…and now the Browns.

    Gotta disagree on the Saints all-black. TERRIBLE, especially with stripe-less pants. High school look, all the way.

    Totally agree on the Chargers’ new look. Like the white helmet, but pick ONE shade of blue, please. And how about having actual shoulder stripes, too, instead of the hybrid thing they’ve created.

  • toasterpoodle | August 19, 2007 at 10:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”134001″]So with the LLWS unis… I figured out all but one…

    Great Lakes – Purdue
    Mid-Atlantic – UVA
    Midwest – Kansas
    Northwest – Oregon (but a definate upgrade from anything Oregon related)
    Southeast – Florida State
    Southwest – Rice
    West – UCLA
    New England – ??

    So who’s New England supposed to be?[/quote]
    Harvard Crimson maybe?

  • Nick | August 19, 2007 at 10:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”134133″]I’m sick of the Saints and Ravens wearing all black! The Ravens are worse with the black helmets, too. Disgusting! And I wish the Vikings would throw those damn purple pants into the Mississippi River![/quote]

    SAINTS BLACK PANTS ARE AWFUL !!!

    The black pants look as good as Aaron Brooks played for the last five years.

    AWFUL !!!

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    CHARGERS NEW UNIS ….

    The numbering trim is WAY too busy. Simplify it but keep the modern font, which appears to have some relation to the lightning bolts.

    The lightning bolts moves to the side of the shoulders actually looks pretty good.

    The Navy blue pants are way Too Dark with the White jerseys.

    What if they wore White pants with the White jerseys? Or to really modernize the “throwback”, where the Yellow/Gold pants with the White jerseys?

    They would look like he 1960s-1973 Chargers, but with the updated numbers and trim. That would be unique.

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    Vikings Unis ….

    Just like they say in fashion, brown is the new black, and The Vikings are the new Bengals.

    Both are a Hopeless carnival and mess of stripes and busyness where class and tradition and even a little simplicity would beter serve the universe.

  • Joe | August 19, 2007 at 11:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”134118″]Holy hell. I’m watching the Giants/Ravens game and I don’t think I’ve seen a more discombobulated uni combination in a long time. Wtf were the Giants thinking…the blue helmets, red/white jerseys, and grey pants?

    They look like an unmade bed. Feh.[/quote]

    That’s been the Giants normal road uniform for the last several years.

  • Broker75 | August 20, 2007 at 12:10 am |

    [quote comment=”134025″]I am begining to appreceate the red on the D-back[/quote]
    Being from an area where rattlesnakes are rare, I looked up the ‘diamondback’ [wanted to see what’s up] “The color pattern generally consists of a dusty looking gray-brown ground color, but it may also be pinkish brown, brick red, yellowish, pinkish or chalky white.”
    –I love the brick red. That’s a pretty cool mascot you can actually see the red diamonds on his back.

  • matt | August 20, 2007 at 12:35 am |

    [quote comment=”134001″]So with the LLWS unis… I figured out all but one…

    Great Lakes – Purdue
    Mid-Atlantic – UVA
    Midwest – Kansas
    Northwest – Oregon (but a definate upgrade from anything Oregon related)
    Southeast – Florida State
    Southwest – Rice
    West – UCLA
    New England – ??

    So who’s New England supposed to be?[/quote]

    I’m going to place my vote for UMass.

  • Minna H. | August 20, 2007 at 12:37 am |

    [quote comment=”134016″][quote comment=”133983″][quote comment=”133952″]Why, oh why, did the Saints wear the black pants with the black jerseys again last night? I know they did this toward the end of the season (they actually wore the black pants on the road as well, which was why I was shocked when they wore the gold pants with the white shirts at the HOF Game). This is the NFL, not high school. Get rid of the black pants![/quote]

    I disagree! Of course. I like the monochromatic look, for the most part (teal Seattle is an exception), and I especially like all black. It is sleek-looking with a hint of danger. Love it.[/quote]

    Minna- how is it that I knew your link was going to be about the all blacks?[/quote]

    Dan K., maybe because they are my all-time favorite team?

    Tape, I know rugby and football are completely different–I just couldn’t resist the opportunity to gratuitously link to my favorite team.

    To the black haters out there–I don’t care what you say–the Ravens looked hot tonight. If they would only wear black socks instead of white, then they would be ideal.

    Can’t disagree about the Vikings “purple” pants, though. They have to go.

  • Joe | August 20, 2007 at 12:49 am |

    in the LLWS, the New England team is sporting UMass colors. that red is spot on and the black and grey trim is the same kind that UMass lacrosse team sports. Harvard has a more marroon almost burgundy color whereas UMass is a deep crimson. Also the accents are UMass.

    And as long as i look at the South East team, i still dont see Florida State there

  • Kris McInnis | August 20, 2007 at 1:29 am |

    I’m not sure how much this has been talked about as of late, so I may be out of the loop, but I just noticed that the WNBA is still using the new Spalding ball design that the NBA players rejected at mid-season last year. I also remember there being a mild up-roar ’round these parts that if the new ball were to actually stay then what would become of all the team logos that used the older ball design. While none of the teams have changed their logos in lieu of the new ball, the league itself has been using it for all of it’s All-Star logos as well as on the logo for the WNBA Finals. Like I said, I don’t know if this has been brought up at all, so I apologize if this is old news.

  • Mike from Queens | August 20, 2007 at 1:36 am |

    Over the course of this weekend, I’ve seen three Nationals players in legit stirrups: Robert Fick, John Lannan (I’m pretty sure it was him), and the now infamous Mike Bascik. This may be a record for a single team this season.

  • Steve | August 20, 2007 at 8:09 am |

    [quote comment=”134090″][quote comment=”134052″]Not entirely uniform related but I’m watching the Little League World Series coverage right now and Gary Thorne appears to have something on the collar of his polo shirt. Not gonna lie, it looks like bird crap.[/quote]
    It’s actually a big ESPN pin signifying that they’re using “robo cameras,” on the collar of his shirt. They were talking about it during the broadcast and how this is the first year that they used the robo camera at the LLWS.[/quote]

    Um, seriously? You need a huge ass pin on your announcer’s collar to signify you have a special camera set up? That’s beyond stupid.

  • Kel | August 20, 2007 at 8:11 am |

    [quote comment=”134144″][quote comment=”134118″]Holy hell. I’m watching the Giants/Ravens game and I don’t think I’ve seen a more discombobulated uni combination in a long time. Wtf were the Giants thinking…the blue helmets, red/white jerseys, and grey pants?

    They look like an unmade bed. Feh.[/quote]

    That’s been the Giants normal road uniform for the last several years.[/quote]

    Which clarifies for me why I don’t watch the Giants. :) I know it’s not a new thind necessarily, it just looks crappy. :)

  • Cathy | August 20, 2007 at 8:15 am |

    [quote comment=”134107″]I’m thinking the NE LLWS unis might be Harvard colors, but that’s just a guess. It’s not an exact match.[/quote]

    I think Harvard too…although UMass is a possibiity as well.

  • Shane | August 20, 2007 at 8:23 am |

    Has anyone noticed the Japanese team playing in the Cal Ripken World Series (does Versus not have cycling to show?)? Great unis on the kids, white with navy pinstripes and honest stirrups. They looked great!

  • Robert | August 20, 2007 at 6:04 pm |

    Someone help. For many years i have wondered why the Don Corryell Chargers (late 70’s-early 80’s) wore their white uniforms at home?

    There was no “heat factor” (miami in the early season) or “jinx factor” (cowboys) or “re-jinx” factor (eagles/redskins forcing the cowboys to wear their dark unis on the road)

    If someone could answer this for me I will dance at your wedding/funeral/barmitzvah etc.

  • acc (the brain) | August 20, 2007 at 8:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”134409″]Someone help. For many years i have wondered why the Don Corryell Chargers (late 70’s-early 80’s) wore their white uniforms at home?

    There was no “heat factor” (miami in the early season) or “jinx factor” (cowboys) or “re-jinx” factor (eagles/redskins forcing the cowboys to wear their dark unis on the road)

    If someone could answer this for me I will dance at your wedding/funeral/barmitzvah etc.[/quote]

    There was no “heat factor”? Have you been to San Diego in the summer?

  • Nick | August 21, 2007 at 11:38 pm |

    Western Kentucky University is moving towards promoting itself as “WKU”. (A la “USC”, “UCLA”, “UNLV”, et al). The university studied and found out that they are the only entity (collegiate or company) that uses the WKU letters. Whereas, there are a lot of “Western” colleges (Western Illinois, Western Michigan, etc) that all regionally refer to the themselves as “Western.” The university wants to establish its own unique identity by capitalizing on the fact that there is only one WKU. Thus, you have the unis as seen — especially the basketball fronts. (FYI — I learned all of this as new member to the university’s Alumni Board). GO TOPS!

  • Nick | August 21, 2007 at 11:40 pm |

    Also, silver is a traditional “third” color that the university started reinstituting a couple of seasons ago. It’s just more prominent now.