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Okay, That’s a Wrap

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New ESPN column today — here’s the link.

Meanwhile: My Wednesday evening got completely derailed when Tom O’Grady posted a really interesting find in last night’s comments section: this jersey, supposedly a game-worn Don Meredith model. I say “supposedly” because I was having a hard time coming to grips with that wraparound-styled collar. I mean, shit, look at that thing! I couldn’t decide if it reminded more of this or this.

But within half an hour Tom had found this photo of Meredith, which seemed to confirm the odd collar style. Further evidence came when I found this photo (which I know I’ve seen before, and probably even linked to, but I never noticed the collar). Turns out Dandy Don was indeed quite the dandy!

Note that these photos all show Meredith wearing the Cowboys’ “stars on the shoulders” jersey design, which the team wore from 1960 through 1963. The next step, I figured, was to look at other Cowboys photos from this era (there’s a slew of them available at this site). And that’s where things get seriously weird: Some players appear to have had collars that were very much like Meredith’s (here’s one more). For other players, the collar’s crossover/wraparound effect was less pronounced. And some players just had a fairly normal-looking collar — pretty similar to this, right? There was also one collar that was extra-severe, with the crossover seam running all the way down to the uniform number. (Naturally, none of these variations were incorporated into the throwback version of the early-’60s jersey.)

We’ve examined collar styles before, but never anything like this. It’s such an odd design for an athletic jersey — plus it creates some unfortunate pucker patterns. Can’t believe I never noticed it before. Anyone know of any other football teams that wore anything like this?

The wraparound collar appears to have bitten the dust when the Cowboys switched to their current jersey design in 1964. (As an aside: In 1964 and ’65, the sleeves had three stripes. The switch to two stripes didn’t come until ’66.)

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Senatorial Protocol: The Senators unveiled their new uniforms last night (there’s a gallery here). I always thought the soldier’s eyes looked way too big, like he was possessed or hypnotized or something, so I vastly prefer the new rendition of him. Like everyone else, I love the shoulder patch. Can’t say I’m thrilled with the rear view (especially the sock stripes, which are patterned after the ones used at the All-Star Game) but at least it’s better than this. All in all: Could’ve been worse.

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Last-Chance Raffle Reminder: Today’s the last day to enter the raffle for the free college football helmet from Helmet Hut. If you haven’t already entered, send an e-mail here. One entry per person, but all Uni Watch Membership Program enrollees get three bonus entries — and that includes anyone who signs up today, up to 10 p.m. eastern, which is the deadline for the raffle. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow.

And speaking of members, I’m now inclined to think there are three enrollees (not two, as I thought yesterday) who’ve inadvertently been left off the roster. So again, if you’ve signed up for membership, please check the roster and make sure you’re on it. If you’re not, let me know.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Although the best Nike product placement ever remains the Heaven’s Gate mass suicide, this comes close (thanks, Vince). … Someone has created a ingeniously simple photo blog devoted to pics of people wearing jerseys on the street. Looks like it only launched a few weeks ago, but it has the makings of potential brilliance (great find by Josh Berliner). … Speaking of brilliant, check out this composite of the Canucks’ logos. … Eric Wisthoff sent me this photo with no explanation. I noticed that the URL indicated it was from Chance Michaels‘s site, so I asked him to fill us in: “It’s from Halloween 1994, the Packers beating the Bears at Solider Field in monsoon-like conditions. Ken Ruettgers was goofing around in the holiday spirit, having some fun with the rather plain Packers throwback helmets. I don’t know if he ever actually wore it on the field, or if the decals were taken off before the game started. I suspect that they were — can’t imagine that the NFL would have been too happy with such a modification.” … Can you believe Alonzo Mourning has his own signature golf glove? (Good find by Chris Flinn.) … You Can’t Make This Stuff Up Dept.: The Portland Beavers are letting fans vote to help choose the team’s new name (or to keep it as is, which is the only acceptable outcome), and one of the choices is the Portland Wet Sox. Really. Depressing details here. … I don’t usually like the look of Livestrong-style bracelets, but on Tuesday night I was given this one, and I may never take it off. It was part of this amazing event (look closely and you’ll see me in one of the photos). … Latest cancer-fighting color: teal, which will be worn by Callaway-sponsored golf pros next month to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. Details here (with thanks to Seth Horowitz). … Jeff Bethune checks in with a follow-up to last Friday’s shoe-cutting discussion: “Cubs announcer Bob Brenley suggested tonight that shoe cutting and alterations happen in baseball as well. After Benjie Molina was hit in the toe with a foul ball, and Brenley — a former catcher — said how painful that is, and that with the swelling of the big toe, you sometimes need to cut a hole in the toe of the shoe to give extra room to the swollen toe.” … Speaking of footwear, add Yadier Molina to the list of MLBers wearing modified sneakers with cleat plates (as noted by footwear fetishist specialist Mark Mihalik, who almost made me spit out my Diet Coke by sending me this). … I assume everyone knows that the Cubs use an embroidered felt logo appliqué on their batting helmets, rather than a decal (it has actual depth). That distinction apparently came up in last night’s Cubs game, as Adam Collins explains: “In Henry Blanco’s first at bat in the top of the 10th, the ‘C’ patch on the front of his helmet appeared to be wrinkled in the middle and the upper portion was falling off. Interestingly, Cubs TV play-by-play man Len Kasper actually acknowledged this. He said something along the lines of, ‘It looks like Blanco needs some glue for the sticker on his helmet.’ He then went on to clarify that ‘the “C” is not actually a sticker, well it is, but it is made up of stitches.’ The discussion moved on further as Cubs color man Bob Brenley gave some props to Cubs equipment managers by saying he was certain they would take care of the situation. As if the story weren’t already interesting enough, Blanco successfully laid down the suicide squeeze to put the Cubs up 4-2. Could Giants pitcher Patrick Misch have been too focused on Blanco’s patch flap?” … Don Zimmer will be back with the Devil Rays next season, and you know what that means.

Gratitude Dept.: Literally dozens of you answered my call for “one and done” examples for today’s ESPN column. I’m grateful to everyone who contributed ideas and leads, but especially to Dave Kendrick, Chad Stegemiller, Vince DeMarco, Matthew Campbell, Mark Mayall, Chance Michaels, Jon Eisen, John Eick, Adrian Brashier, Paul Pokaski, Nate Gruz, Todd Radom, Brian Carroll, Mark Lackinger, Jeffrey Israel, Todd Krevanchi, Frank Mercogliano, Mike Miller, Pedro Naranjo, Mark Divine, and of course Uni Watch intern Vince Grzegorek. Could I have written this column without you guys? Yeah. But would it be as good? Not even close. Thanks again.

 

224 comments to Okay, That’s a Wrap

  • BCrisp | August 23, 2007 at 8:58 am |

    Sharapova unveils inspired U.S. Open wardrobe
    I’m suprised at the things that qualify as news soemtimes.

  • Natron | August 23, 2007 at 8:59 am |

    Why is Beckham still wearing soccer socks in that ad? And does the NFL have a beef because they’re Adidas and not Reebok?

  • Cotton | August 23, 2007 at 9:00 am |

    I always thought the wraparound looked different on some players than others. Little Eddie LeBaron looked like he had a robe on. I there’s a pic in Peter Golenbock’s Dallas Cowboy history.

  • Peter Wunsch | August 23, 2007 at 9:02 am |

    Today’s Newsday reports that the Jets will be wearing throwback Titan jerseys at a home agme against the Eagles. I guess green vs. green would have been too confusing. But it will be good to see these unis.

  • Dave in MN | August 23, 2007 at 9:10 am |

    Senators Uniforms

    Pros
    + New logo
    + Throwback shoulder patch
    + No vertical piping

    Cons
    – SOCK TEMPLATES? Lame.
    – Cartoonish numbers.

  • Swoosh | August 23, 2007 at 9:11 am |

    [quote comment=”135728″]Why is Beckham still wearing soccer socks in that ad? And does the NFL have a beef because they’re Adidas and not Reebok?[/quote]
    Adidas owns reebok so it would not be a problem

  • Stuby | August 23, 2007 at 9:13 am |

    Paul, how long before you get to be a guest judge on Iron Chef-America?

  • Dane | August 23, 2007 at 9:14 am |

    Although I like the carnivore bracelet (and how did I not hear about Meatopia?!?), I believe this should be the wrist bracelet of record:
    http://shop.comedyce...

  • Johnny O | August 23, 2007 at 9:14 am |

    Hey Paul,

    My source didn’t come through last night or this morning with those pics from the Wisconsin football game where they wore those different uni’s for one game (my guess is he will send them tomorrow) But I hope that my one pic I posted on the message board along with a few others I saw from other posters made it to your article today on ESPN.

  • Chris | August 23, 2007 at 9:17 am |

    This is the bracelet that I will wear until October…

  • Chris | August 23, 2007 at 9:17 am |

  • Chris | August 23, 2007 at 9:18 am |
  • Chance | August 23, 2007 at 9:19 am |

    [quote comment=”135737″]Hey Paul,

    My source didn’t come through last night or this morning with those pics from the Wisconsin football game where they wore those different uni’s for one game (my guess is he will send them tomorrow) But I hope that my one pic I posted on the message board along with a few others I saw from other posters made it to your article today on ESPN.[/quote]

    We’ll see – hope the ones I sent him were helpful (mentioned twice in the column today – I’m onna roll!).

    But please don’t forget about us when your source does come through – I’d love to see them.

  • Chitown Joe | August 23, 2007 at 9:22 am |

    wonderful pic of Blanco’s wrinkly helmet sticker

    here

  • Anthony M | August 23, 2007 at 9:24 am |

    I thought that the LiveStrong style bracelet was going to be a WristStrong bracelet.

  • Chance | August 23, 2007 at 9:25 am |
  • Stuby | August 23, 2007 at 9:28 am |

    I love The Onion.

    And speaking of bracelets, only this one will do.

  • Anthony M | August 23, 2007 at 9:28 am |

    [quote comment=”135732″]Senators Uniforms

    Pros
    + New logo
    + Throwback shoulder patch
    + No vertical piping

    Cons
    – SOCK TEMPLATES? Lame.
    – Cartoonish numbers.[/quote]

    The numbers remind me of Team Canada’s numbers.

  • Jason G. | August 23, 2007 at 9:29 am |

    The Senator’s jerseys don’t really do anything for me. Not terrible, but not good either. The new logo is a huge improvement. They are in desperate need of some horizontal stripes. I can tell already I’m going to miss horizontal stripes with the new template.

    By the way:

    Paul,
    Is there any way we could get a hold of one of those carnivore bracelets?

  • Stuby | August 23, 2007 at 9:29 am |

    Darnit, Chance. Beat me by 3 minutes.

  • hott rodd | August 23, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    just had to use THAT picture as an example of the two stripe sleeve…

  • Jim | August 23, 2007 at 9:37 am |

    Ok, this goes way back to uniform cameos, but I found out Robert Lang played 3 games in 97-98 for the Boston Bruins. I cannot find a picture of him in a Bruins Jersey for the life of me. Or find PROOF of what number we wore. I thought this would be the best forem to go to for help. I know its off subject, but help me out, its killing me.

  • Paul Lukas | August 23, 2007 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment=”135751″]just had to use THAT picture as an example of the two stripe sleeve…[/quote]

    That wasn’t no accident, my friend….

  • todd krevanchi | August 23, 2007 at 9:39 am |

    a. from yesterday…
    tom’o! possible rebranding in dallas!
    say it aint so…
    or at least say its only for a retro game or something!
    (although i wouldnt mind a retro rebrand with 1 color pant and consistency with the helmet color. and lets go back to those heavily serifed numbers too!gimme a slightly modern this a direct opposite in blue)
    im guessing this rebranding will go hand in hand with the stadium opening.

    b. PL, how could you go to an event like that and not wear your SHIRT!!!

  • hott rodd | August 23, 2007 at 9:41 am |

    oh I was sure it wasn’t…

    thanks for rubbing it in

  • Dwight | August 23, 2007 at 9:46 am |

    Could someone post the old vs. new Senators gear (much like Paul’s “Makin’ it Better” articles). Not a hockey fan – but with all the hubub the last 2 days, just want to be better informed. Thanks.

  • Scott | August 23, 2007 at 9:48 am |

    No picture available… but at one point during the Rangers 30-3 massacre of the O’s, UniWatch favorite Jarrod Saltalamacchia, a switch hitter, was batting right handed with his left handed helmet on (ear flap on wrong side). First base coach Gary Pettis informed him of his mistake after one pitch and a quite embarrassed Salty retrieved the correct helmet from the dugout.

  • Joe Drennan | August 23, 2007 at 9:48 am |

    I kinda like the new Sens sweater. It could use some better striping, but they left it pretty simple and I’m OK with that. The modified logo rocks and the shoulder patch may be one of the best in theleague now.

    The socks are terrible. Hockey socks should only be horizontal stripes, no verticle or curves. The problem with the sock pattern is the players won’t pay attention while putting them on, causing for some off set patterns as seen in the player to the far right in the first picture.

    I like the number font. Copperplate is one of my favorite as it’s a clean look to me. It’s better than the Serpentine of the old sweater that reminded me of NASCAR. I will note though that I do like the Serpentine font, just not on a hockey sweater.

  • Tom in Baltimore | August 23, 2007 at 9:48 am |

    [quote comment=”135732″]Senators Uniforms

    Pros
    + New logo
    + Throwback shoulder patch
    + No vertical piping

    Cons
    – SOCK TEMPLATES? Lame.
    – Cartoonish numbers.[/quote]
    Agreed. Also, has Rbk given an ekplanation for the stupid rounded hemline?

  • Paul Lukas | August 23, 2007 at 9:49 am |

    [quote comment=”135749″]Is there any way we could get a hold of one of those carnivore bracelets?[/quote]

    They were promo items from D’Artagnan. Let me check with their publicist to see if they have more of them, or if they’re selling them, or what.

  • Jason G. | August 23, 2007 at 9:51 am |

    [quote comment=”135764″][quote comment=”135749″]Is there any way we could get a hold of one of those carnivore bracelets?[/quote]

    They were promo items from D’Artagnan. Let me check with their publicist to see if they have more of them, or if they’re selling them, or what.[/quote]

    Thanks a lot.

  • dw | August 23, 2007 at 9:51 am |

    Two days late and two dollars short, I was finally able to dig up a reference to the Rockies’ 1993 black jerseys in ProQuest. This is from the Baltimore Sun, May 16, 1993:

    * [Don Baylor] tried to change the club’s luck last Sunday. The Rockies had worn special black jerseys for their first two Sunday home games and lost those games by a combined score of 30-10. So he had the team wear white jerseys last Sunday. Colorado lost, 12-7. “It wasn’t the shirts,” Baylor said afterward. “That’s pretty obvious.”

    And I did find the black Sunday jersey last night. I’ll see if I can get some pics up.

  • dw | August 23, 2007 at 9:55 am |

    Oh, and I should say that confirms the Rockies wore the black jerseys twice. They might have worn them one more time, but I seem to remember that starting in June they stopped wearing them altogether. By July I picked up mine off the clearance rack at Mile High for $50.

  • Paul Lukas | August 23, 2007 at 9:55 am |

    [quote comment=”135757″]PL, how could you go to an event like that and not wear your SHIRT!!![/quote]

    The sad truth: ALthough I was super-excited to get that shirt for Xmas, it’s waaaaay too big for me. I’m gonna scan the logo and use Zazzle to turn it into a more appropriately sized tee.

    But the shirt I was wearing, although it’s hard to see in the photo, was even more appropriate — it had this graphic, which was taken from some butcher paper from a Parisian butcher shop!

  • Nick | August 23, 2007 at 9:58 am |

    [quote comment=”135729″]I always thought the wraparound looked different on some players than others. Little Eddie LeBaron looked like he had a robe on. I there’s a pic in Peter Golenbock’s Dallas Cowboy history.[/quote]

    EARLY 1960’s DALLAS COWBOYS JERSEYS

    The cross-over collars are really weird. Have not seen them on ANYTHING else anywhere. I have one of these jerseys – Blue #76, and they were made by Southland Athletic wear which is still around today.

    The cross-over of the collar material is huge, perhaps 4-5 inches. It creates a double material triangle about four 4-5 inches wide and 2-3 inches high. The jerseys are real, shiny, old fashioned durene – the good stuff. The collar goes so low in front due to the cross-over that the top of the front numbers are about 5-6 inches lower that the top of the back numbers. The back numbers ride pretty high anyway given the era is pre-NOB for the NFL.

    My #76 jersey is pretty washed out and was used for years by the Cowboys as a practice jersey. In fact, in the NFL Network’s series on Super Bowl teams the clearly show the 70-80% of the Cowboys using these jerseys – last worn for games in 1963 – being used as practice jerseys in training camp for the 1971 season.

    Long sleeve durene jerseys in early August at a pro training camp. Just so you could re-use gamers that you haven’t worn for ten years.
    Go figure – they only won the Super Bowl that year.

  • Chance | August 23, 2007 at 10:03 am |

    [quote comment=”135768″]
    But the shirt I was wearing, although it’s hard to see in the photo, was even more appropriate — it had this graphic, which was taken from some butcher paper from a Parisian butcher shop![/quote]

    Wow.

    I can’t decide if that’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen or the most disturbing.

    The only thing sicker/funnier would be if the cow was actually wielding the knife….

  • todd krevanchi | August 23, 2007 at 10:03 am |

    [quote comment=”135768″][quote comment=”135757″]PL, how could you go to an event like that and not wear your SHIRT!!![/quote]

    The sad truth: ALthough I was super-excited to get that shirt for Xmas, it’s waaaaay too big for me. I’m gonna scan the logo and use Zazzle to turn it into a more appropriately sized tee.

    But the shirt I was wearing, although it’s hard to see in the photo, was even more appropriate — it had this graphic, which was taken from some butcher paper from a Parisian butcher shop![/quote]

    who is the manufacturer of that shirt? is it from the sneaker store daves quality meat in nyc?

    a friend of mine in grad school had one of the funniest bumper stickers on his car…

    “if meat is murder, then i’ll take my murder with a little ketchup.”

  • Shane S. | August 23, 2007 at 10:05 am |

    Here’s a compromise: Portland Wet Beavers. Too obvious?

  • Marty Met | August 23, 2007 at 10:06 am |

    Paul Lukas of the Sun??? Do you write for the Sun? What days does your column run?

  • Jeff B | August 23, 2007 at 10:06 am |

    Sweet to see my long-winded rambling of a sentence made the ticker. I’ll have to make an extra effort to watch tonight’s Cubs/Giants game to see if Molina has indeed cut his shoe.

  • Jeffrey | August 23, 2007 at 10:07 am |

    Since we are on the subject of Dallas Cowboy jeserys I thought I would ask for some input on the subject. A ‘high end’ throwback company is finally going to make Roger Staubach and Tony Dorsett throwback jerseys but I think they have the wrong fabric and number application for the jerseys. For the Staubach 1975 jersey they are using a white polyester jersey with stitched on numbers. To my knowledge the Cowboys white jerseys were mesh with screened on numbers from about 1973/74 thru the late seventies. For the Dorsett 1977 jersey they are using a blue polyester jersey with stitched on numbers. Again, by this time I think the blue jerseys were also made of mesh although they did have stitched on numbers so this one seems to be ‘half’ correct. When I contacted the company in regards to the inaccuracies they seemed to brush my comments aside and just produce the incorrect jerseys anyways. Anybody have any knowledge on what type of jerseys and number applications the Cowboys were wearing in the mid to late seventies ?

  • Paul P | August 23, 2007 at 10:08 am |

    Looks like Papelbon has something written, or crossed out on his always grey underbrim:
    http://bostondirtdog...

  • Paul Lukas | August 23, 2007 at 10:09 am |

    Okay, here’s the deal: If you want one of those ‘Carnivore’ bracelets, e-mail your name and shipping address to me. First half-dozen people to do so will get a bracelet. Since D’Artagnan is being nice enough to do this for me, please take at least a cursory glance at their site.

  • Paul Lukas | August 23, 2007 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”135773″]who is the manufacturer of that shirt? is it from the sneaker store daves quality meat in nyc?[/quote]

    The Meats/Mets shirt has a Dave’s Quality Meats tag. I didn’t even know that was a sneaker shop until you just told me…

    The shirt with the cow was custom-made for me by a reader of my old zine, Beer Frame.

  • Boston Nick | August 23, 2007 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment=”135762″]I kinda like the new Sens sweater. It could use some better striping, but they left it pretty simple and I’m OK with that. The modified logo rocks and the shoulder patch may be one of the best in theleague now.

    The socks are terrible. Hockey socks should only be horizontal stripes, no verticle or curves. The problem with the sock pattern is the players won’t pay attention while putting them on, causing for some off set patterns as seen in the player to the far right in the first picture.
    [/quote]

    I agree that those stripes are just awful, a terrible template where no template should exist. However, there’s no way these guys will be that haphazard putting the socks on. Hockey players are ridiculous creatures of habit. Everything I’ve ever observed of them suggests they know exactly how the equipment looks when it’s on, to an obsessive point (guys taping the shins the same way, the stick tape…dressing superstitions as far as what goes on at what point.)

    So while it’ll look stupid, I’m sure it’ll look as stupid as it was intended to.

  • Paul Lukas | August 23, 2007 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”135775″]Paul Lukas of the Sun??? Do you write for the Sun? What days does your column run?[/quote]

    I’ve been writing about food for the NY Sun (and, less frequently, for the NY Times) for over five years now. My work used to appear just about every Wednesday, but now I’ve cut it back to every other Wednesday.

  • Johnny O | August 23, 2007 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”135743″][quote comment=”135737″]Hey Paul,

    My source didn’t come through last night or this morning with those pics from the Wisconsin football game where they wore those different uni’s for one game (my guess is he will send them tomorrow) But I hope that my one pic I posted on the message board along with a few others I saw from other posters made it to your article today on ESPN.[/quote]

    We’ll see – hope the ones I sent him were helpful (mentioned twice in the column today – I’m onna roll!).

    But please don’t forget about us when your source does come through – I’d love to see them.[/quote]
    That is a big 10-4, Chance. My fellow Uni Watchers will be the first time see them as soon as I get them.

  • Joe Drennan | August 23, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”135781″][quote comment=”135762″]I kinda like the new Sens sweater. It could use some better striping, but they left it pretty simple and I’m OK with that. The modified logo rocks and the shoulder patch may be one of the best in theleague now.

    The socks are terrible. Hockey socks should only be horizontal stripes, no verticle or curves. The problem with the sock pattern is the players won’t pay attention while putting them on, causing for some off set patterns as seen in the player to the far right in the first picture.
    [/quote]

    I agree that those stripes are just awful, a terrible template where no template should exist. However, there’s no way these guys will be that haphazard putting the socks on. Hockey players are ridiculous creatures of habit. Everything I’ve ever observed of them suggests they know exactly how the equipment looks when it’s on, to an obsessive point (guys taping the shins the same way, the stick tape…dressing superstitions as far as what goes on at what point.)

    So while it’ll look stupid, I’m sure it’ll look as stupid as it was intended to.[/quote]
    I’m one of those obsessive hockey freaks. Everything goes on the same way. I had one sock on college that had a small hole at the top, that one went on my right leg, hole slightly askew to the right. But in terms of socks, other than how they’re taped, or in practice some guys use old skate laces, I’d say 95% of players pay no attention to how the sock goes on, but rather how it’s taped and how it covers the top of the skate or is neatly tucked into the skate.

  • madA | August 23, 2007 at 10:24 am |

    I think that combo of all the Canucks logos was BRILLIANT…that should be there new logo…i think teams need to incorporate more fans in to the decision of a new look…not as outlandish as the white sox nonsense of the early 80s…(look it is a team which calls itself the WHITE SOX and wears RED Uniforms…typical idiocy) but something like this canuck thing, BRILLIANT!

  • Roger Faso | August 23, 2007 at 10:25 am |

    The jersey on the street looks like it could be very good.

    Just what I need.

    I think it deserves to be in the Links Column.

  • Denis | August 23, 2007 at 10:28 am |

    St. Paul Saints were playing a game last night and I noticed that the visiting team was wearing single ear flapped helmets. I didn’t realize indy teams wear those helmets versus what other minor league teams wear.

  • Roger Faso | August 23, 2007 at 10:30 am |

    Kinda uni-related…

    Mascot album.

  • PJ | August 23, 2007 at 10:39 am |

    [quote comment=”135782″][quote comment=”135775″]Paul Lukas of the Sun??? Do you write for the Sun? What days does your column run?[/quote]

    I’ve been writing about food for the NY Sun (and, less frequently, for the NY Times) for over five years now. My work used to appear just about every Wednesday, but now I’ve cut it back to every other Wednesday.[/quote]

    Maybe you could combine your passions and do a column about the uniforms worn by concessions vendors at sporting events.

  • Stuby | August 23, 2007 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”135793″][quote comment=”135782″][quote comment=”135775″]Paul Lukas of the Sun??? Do you write for the Sun? What days does your column run?[/quote]

    I’ve been writing about food for the NY Sun (and, less frequently, for the NY Times) for over five years now. My work used to appear just about every Wednesday, but now I’ve cut it back to every other Wednesday.[/quote]

    Maybe you could combine your passions and do a column about the uniforms worn by concessions vendors at sporting events.[/quote]
    I like it alot.

  • Dave | August 23, 2007 at 10:43 am |

    OK. I tried the new Reebok hockey uniform “system” last night. A rep was showing it off with loaners (don’t ask) and test samples (you don’t want to know).

    First, the best part of the uniform is definitely the socks. They are comfortably tight and eliminate a lot of the need for taping over the shin guard. I generally tape my socks in above my knees to hold them up but they attach to some kind of built-in garter in the pant shells. I don’t like that. I’d much rather have them anchored to my legs so they move with me. The other problem is that now they have panels and seams. This will take some getting used to. In most rec leagues, guys with mismatches socks are the norm, rather than the rule.

    I’m not too keen on the pants. I wear Tacklas usually, which are generously sized and allow you a lot of room to move around. Plus I use suspenders; the pair I had did not have the connectors for them. The Edge pants are designed to ride high with a lot more padding around the hips than I’m used to. For bigger guys like me padding on the hips isn’t the problem, it’s lower spinal protection. I don’t go in the corners very much; I play in front of the net. I have more problems with being pushed and checked in the lower back than I do ramming into boards from the sides.

    I do wear a 6K helmet. I don’t like the little tightener wheel on the back of the 8K. Plus I wear glasses when I play; the 6K allows them to sit correctly on my ears where others (such as the Mission helmets) don’t. I could do without the reflectorized inner shell and cutout outer shell but the lightness of the helmet and extra ventilation is welcome. The most important protection is the back of the head — first thing that hits the ground when you wipe out — and the 6K is very good at that.

    The jerseys SUCK. I hate them. Too tight. I like the baggier look. I’m 6’5″ and weigh 270. The jerseys are made for Mike Modano-size guys, not widebodies like me. I look about five times fatter than I actually am when wearing that jersey, and the high pants just accentuate the problem. The rounded tail in the back is a stupid and useless detail. They are just too tight and there isn’t enough give in the stretch panels.

    I didn’t get to try some of the bells and whistles like the undershirts with the slash guards built in, since the rep didn’t have anything my size.

    It’s like anything else, it’ll take some time getting used to. I think, though, that Reebok’s designers spent more time talking to long-mulleted pretty boys than guys who actually do the work. Reebok let Nike do all the innovating in football uniforms, and Nike actually “gets” football. I don’t think Reebok has the same understanding for hockey. Nike’s hockey arm, Bauer, made some pretty nice stuff although their last Nike/Bauer like was pretty horrid, especially the gloves.

    Just my two cents. Someone ought to make this a regular feature on Uni Watch — every time someone trots out a new design, someone puts it on and runs a 40 or plays a game of Horse or goes to stick time or something, and reports back.

  • John | August 23, 2007 at 10:54 am |

    NEW ESPN ARTICLE! Congratulations to all the work. It is a fun topic.

  • John | August 23, 2007 at 10:54 am |

  • Randy Miller | August 23, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    While we’re on the topic of Dallas Cowboy uniforms:

    For the first two games of the 1966 season, the Cowboys did not use the familiar serifed numbers on their jerseys. (The serif numbers were way cool and distinctive and I’ve always thought it was no accident that the team fell from greatness when it abandoned them for good in the early ’80s.)

    Instead, they used a mixed serif number font that was worn by Penn State and Arkansas in the ’60s among others…and then they went back to the serifs. I remember Bob Hayes just torching the Giants in the Cotton Bowl wearing those jerseys…

  • Joe Drennan | August 23, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    As a goalie I’d love to try out the new RBK stuff. I’ve talked to a lot of goalies who now wear their equipment and absolutly love it. Some of their graphics are a bit annoyuing though. As a Uni Watch reader, this is minorly important to me when picking out equipment. (I’m a strictly Vaughn equipment guy though as I’ve had very good service from them)

    I’m curious how restricting the jerseys are going to be for goalies. I’m a tall slender gauy. ^’ – 155 lbs. Despite that I always had one of the biggest jerseys on the team because I liked the freedom to move (and the extra fabric to catch pucks). I did get a tight jersey one year in college and I had troubles moving my arms. I wonder if this will be true with the edge jerseys.

    As a goalie, one pet-peve I always had was when I was in my crouch, the back of my breezers would stick out, causing the jersey to look tucked in as it would simply fall into the breezer. When in college I fixed this problem by using the fight strap. I wonder how annoying this is going to be with the tighter fit. Sure the fight strap will help, but if the jersey is tight to the body it might look odd.

    I suspect it’ll be a long time till I get to try the stuff out, but if I do, I’ll let you all know how I like it.

  • R. J. | August 23, 2007 at 11:02 am |

    Ok, this goes way back to uniform cameos, but I found out Robert Lang played 3 games in 97-98 for the Boston Bruins. I cannot find a picture of him in a Bruins Jersey for the life of me. Or find PROOF of what number we wore. I thought this would be the best forem to go to for help. I know its off subject, but help me out, its killing me.

    No picture but the Bruins media guide says 45.

  • Paul Lukas | August 23, 2007 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”135800″]

    NEW ESPN ARTICLE!

    Congratulations to all the work. It is a fun topic.[/quote]

    You people are faster than I am. Here’s the link.

  • Shaftman | August 23, 2007 at 11:05 am |

    MinnaThis is for you.

  • Jim | August 23, 2007 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”135805″]Ok, this goes way back to uniform cameos, but I found out Robert Lang played 3 games in 97-98 for the Boston Bruins. I cannot find a picture of him in a Bruins Jersey for the life of me. Or find PROOF of what number we wore. I thought this would be the best forem to go to for help. I know its off subject, but help me out, its killing me.

    No picture but the Bruins media guide says 45.[/quote]
    Thanks for the number R.J, takes a little of the stress off. Could really use a picture though.

    Paul, any chance you have a pic of Robert Lang in a Bruins uni in your vast collection of pictures?

  • Tony Payne | August 23, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    Juventus revealed their 07-08 kit today
    Link
    Link
    Pretty homely if you ask me

  • Mike | August 23, 2007 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”135795″] I’m 6’5″ and weigh 270.[/quote]

    Not many body-types like yours in the NHL… 6’5″ yes, 270, no… maybe Georges Laraque, maybe. But I think he runs closer to 240… in any event, I’m sure the NHL will be creating custom sizes for players like Chara, Malik, etc.

  • Kenny | August 23, 2007 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”135734″]Paul, how long before you get to be a guest judge on Iron Chef-America?[/quote]

    I hate that guy to the right in this picture…always talks with his mouth full…grrr

  • Jeff B | August 23, 2007 at 11:27 am |

    ESPN article… Looks like theres a common theme in many of those one and done unis. It looks like many attempts to reach that futuristic metallic unitard shown in the movies. We got the Shiny Mavs, the Shiny Dodgers, Cardnals, and Braves, NC State unitards, more shiny silver Dodgers, and Cameroon soccer in unitards. I guess we’re not at the future yet.

  • GoTerriers | August 23, 2007 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”135814″][quote comment=”135734″]Paul, how long before you get to be a guest judge on Iron Chef-America?[/quote]

    I hate that guy to the right in this picture…always talks with his mouth full…grrr[/quote]
    Why does the guy on the left in this picture look so familiar????

  • GoTerriers | August 23, 2007 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”135816″][quote comment=”135814″][quote comment=”135734″]Paul, how long before you get to be a guest judge on Iron Chef-America?[/quote]

    I hate that guy to the right in this picture…always talks with his mouth full…grrr[/quote]
    Why does the guy on the left in this picture look so familiar????[/quote]
    Nevermind . . .I’m an idiot. I didn’t read the “ticker” section all the way through today.

  • DenverGregg | August 23, 2007 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”135732″]Senators Uniforms

    Pros
    + New logo
    + Throwback shoulder patch
    + No vertical piping

    Cons
    – SOCK TEMPLATES? Lame.
    – Cartoonish numbers.[/quote]

    Agree on your three pros and on the sock templates. On the other hand, it’s a great number typeface IMO.

    Added Cons:
    – rounded hemline;
    – too freaking much red!!!!!!!!!!

    Maybe it’s just me, but the shoulder logo seems reminiscent ofthis. Just a thought.

  • DenverGregg | August 23, 2007 at 11:38 am |

    Oops. Left off the other similar emblem to the Sens’ new shoulder logo.

  • Giancarlo | August 23, 2007 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”135771″] In fact, in the NFL Network’s series on Super Bowl teams the clearly show the 70-80% of the Cowboys using these jerseys – last worn for games in 1963 – being used as practice jerseys in training camp for the 1971 season.

    Long sleeve durene jerseys in early August at a pro training camp. Just so you could re-use gamers that you haven’t worn for ten years.
    Go figure – they only won the Super Bowl that year.[/quote]

    I noticed that too. And several Cowboys proudly sported those unis on their
    1969 football cards.

  • Cathy | August 23, 2007 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”135812″]Juventus revealed their 07-08 kit today
    Link
    Link
    Pretty homely if you ask me[/quote]
    what is with the red accent on thier traditional black striped jersey…I guess NIKE wanted the swoosh to stand out. The away kit isn’t bad, although it is hard to tell with those pictures.

  • joe | August 23, 2007 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”135732″]Senators Uniforms

    Pros
    + New logo
    + Throwback shoulder patch
    + No vertical piping

    Cons
    – SOCK TEMPLATES? Lame.
    – Cartoonish numbers.[/quote]

    one more con, white blobs on the backs of the jerseys.

  • Broker75 | August 23, 2007 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”135814″][quote comment=”135734″]Paul, how long before you get to be a guest judge on Iron Chef-America?[/quote]

    I hate that guy to the right in this picture…always talks with his mouth full…grrr[/quote]
    hey Paul, you got good taste in hat selection.

  • Rob Curtin | August 23, 2007 at 11:53 am |

    Please forgive me if this is a topic way past its prime, but I’ve been in France for 9 days.

    Paul, did you, or anyone, see page 72 of this weeks Sports Illustrated (the one with Nick Saban on the cover)? The picture in question has some serious logo creep (I think, or at least that’s what I thought when I saw it: “Holy crap, it’s an Under Armor ad!) It’s the picture opposite of their high school football preview.

    I’ll try to scan it later and post it somehow if I can figure out how.

    Thoughts? Am I wrong here?

  • Swoosh | August 23, 2007 at 11:53 am |

    Here is a little bit more informantion of the 1996 Kentucky basketball uniforms. It started out as a cross promotion with Arkansas and Converse for the Feb. 11 1996 game and they were worn the rest of the season which totaled 16 games. The white uniforms had the faded denim on them as the secondary color.

  • BCrisp | August 23, 2007 at 11:56 am |

    Senator’s Rear View
    I think the faux columns and fire in the background are hilarious.

  • Paul Lukas | August 23, 2007 at 11:59 am |

    All the ‘Carnivore’ bracelets are now spoken for — no more requests, please. Thanks.

  • J. McCormick | August 23, 2007 at 12:05 pm |

    Just noticed some anti-logo creep on Kaká’s Seleção shirt (it also has a different collar from the actual Nike shirt) in this commercial for Guaraná Antarctica.

    It’s probably due to his contract with adidas but strange nonetheless.

  • TOG | August 23, 2007 at 12:06 pm |

    a. from yesterday…
    tom’o! possible rebranding in dallas!
    say it aint so…
    or at least say its only for a retro game or something!
    (although i wouldnt mind a retro rebrand with 1 color pant and consistency with the helmet color. and lets go back to those heavily serifed numbers too!gimme a slightly modern this a direct opposite in blue)
    im guessing this rebranding will go hand in hand with the stadium opening.

    Possible Todd possible…i mean a star is a star is a star…and if you have any ideas I’d gladly submit and I’d take the credit…LOL- Tom

  • TOG | August 23, 2007 at 12:08 pm |

    a. from yesterday…
    tom’o! possible rebranding in dallas!
    say it aint so…
    or at least say its only for a retro game or something!
    (although i wouldnt mind a retro rebrand with 1 color pant and consistency with the helmet color. and lets go back to those heavily serifed numbers too!gimme a slightly modern this a direct opposite in blue)
    im guessing this rebranding will go hand in hand with the stadium opening.

    Possible Todd possible…and a clue…no orange or purple stars to be found anywhere…LOL. Tom

  • Jim | August 23, 2007 at 12:10 pm |

    Is it just me, or does the new senator logo on the new jerseys seem ENORMOUS!?!?!

  • Quint | August 23, 2007 at 12:11 pm |

    In yesterday’s A’s/Blue Jays game, Esteban Loaiza was making his first start of the season, and wearing high socks. But his socks had A’s logos on the bottom, which I’d never heard of before. The A’s radio crew were talking about them in the bottom of the first, and they’d never seen them before, either, even though a few A’s players wear high socks. Unfortunately, yesterday’s game wasn’t televized, and the MLB.TV Jaysvision feed isn’t very good, but you can make out a bit of a blur on Loaiza’s socks. Hopefully he wears them again for his next start.

  • seattle matt | August 23, 2007 at 12:12 pm |

    paul’s shirt reminds me of this website:

    suicide food

    disclaimer: i don’t intend any judgment for or against meat eating.

  • TOG | August 23, 2007 at 12:12 pm |

    sorry for the double post…working from home and the connection is snail mail…

  • Paul P | August 23, 2007 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”135778″]Looks like Papelbon has something written, or crossed out on his always grey underbrim:
    http://bostondirtdog...
    I thought I had seen him in the bullpen before with a new hat, but hadn’t seen him wear it in the game, but it appears as shown in the video in this link that he wears this years game caps as his BP hat/bullpen hat.
    http://www.boston.co...

  • todd krevanchi | August 23, 2007 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”135827″]Here is a little bit more informantion of the 1996 Kentucky basketball uniforms. It started out as a cross promotion with Arkansas and Converse for the Feb. 11 1996 game and they were worn the rest of the season which totaled 16 games. The white uniforms had the faded denim on them as the secondary color.[/quote]

    kentucky has been very, ahem, liberal with their uni selection and stylings over the last decade and a half.. especially during the apex one days…
    who could forget these
    http://farm2.static....

    and these horizontal zubaz style(worn during the greatest comeback ever)
    http://farm2.static....

  • E Ro | August 23, 2007 at 12:25 pm |

    I know i touched on this late yesterday, but the shoulder patches remind of the Ottawa 67’s, which i assume are based on the senators of old..

  • E Ro | August 23, 2007 at 12:26 pm |

    bad link, ottawa 67’s

  • Ryan | August 23, 2007 at 12:28 pm |

    I am a Padre fan, and hence a Portland Beaver fan as they are our triple A affiliate, and I really like the Wet Sox name. I think it’s the perfect minor league team name. The whole ‘sox’ thing is part of baseball history, and the wet part is a perfect quirky, but local touch that I think really works. Plus I really like the logo and color scheme they have for the Wet Sox up there. I voted Wet Sox all the way, and seriously, it would be the best name in all of Minor League Baseball if it happened.

  • Teebz | August 23, 2007 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”135813″][quote comment=”135795″] I’m 6’5″ and weigh 270.[/quote]

    Not many body-types like yours in the NHL… 6’5″ yes, 270, no… maybe Georges Laraque, maybe. But I think he runs closer to 240… in any event, I’m sure the NHL will be creating custom sizes for players like Chara, Malik, etc.[/quote]

    Chara played in the All-Star game last season. Reebok already has his measurements.

  • Schafe | August 23, 2007 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”135827″]Here is a little bit more informantion of the 1996 Kentucky basketball uniforms. It started out as a cross promotion with Arkansas and Converse for the Feb. 11 1996 game and they were worn the rest of the season which totaled 16 games. The white uniforms had the faded denim on them as the secondary color.[/quote]
    A friend of mine had those shoes- they actually had blue denim as part of the shoes. Brutal.

  • Paul P | August 23, 2007 at 12:33 pm |

    FYIThose bad links sometimes, if you just copy and paste the link right into the same web address bar and hit enter, that will solve the problem most of the time

  • The Feenix | August 23, 2007 at 12:35 pm |

    Not that I’m opposed to a picture of Sharapova, but “media=P.R.” these days. I’m not surprised this qualifies as “news”.

  • Mitch | August 23, 2007 at 12:38 pm |

    I am trying to find a picture of the Twins from ’99 wearing the futuristic jerseys and found this site. My apologies if someone has linked to this site in the past.

  • Mitch | August 23, 2007 at 12:40 pm |

    OK, i found the Twins futuristic jersey. Not quite what I was expecting.

  • todd krevanchi | August 23, 2007 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”135838″]sorry for the double post…working from home and the connection is snail mail…[/quote]

    a major uni peeve of mine is when the home and away uni’s are not exact opposites of one another colorwise which is why i might welcome a rebrand for the cowpokes…

    gimme 3 colors
    1 gray (a good looking matte gray that corresponds with the helmet)
    1 navy
    1 white

    im saying id take the matte gray pant (think giants, or ohio st) with a white stripe bookended in navy down the sides maybe do the side numbers like the good ol days.

    white jersey with 2 navy sleeve stripes, not outlined in black (perhaps the gray or not at all)
    navy numbers (outlined in gray or not at all)

    navy jersey exactly opposite the white one.
    white sleeve stripes not outlined in black (gray or not at all)
    white numbers.. same as before (gray or not at all)

    and use the same navy on the star on the hat.

    something along these lines, modified off the nfl uni page…
    http://farm2.static....

  • Teebz | August 23, 2007 at 12:47 pm |

    The shoulder patch of the Senators harkens back to the striped jerseys of the 1930s Senators, not a flag. Here’s Bill Beveridge in his gear from circa-1930.

  • Mitch | August 23, 2007 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”135849″]I am trying to find a picture of the Twins from ’99 wearing the futuristic jerseys and found this site. My apologies if someone has linked to this site in the past.[/quote]
    [quote comment=”135850″]OK, i found the Twins futuristic jersey. Not quite what I was expecting.[/quote]
    Now I see Paul has this linked on the right side of the page. I feel like a dumb ass. Sorry everyone. Back to work.

  • Chance | August 23, 2007 at 12:57 pm |

    No worries.

  • Chance | August 23, 2007 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”135853″]The shoulder patch of the Senators harkens back to the striped jerseys of the 1930s Senators, not a flag. Here’s Bill Beveridge in his gear from circa-1930.[/quote]
    Man, I love that cap. I’d make that mandatory.

  • DenverGregg | August 23, 2007 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”135853″]The shoulder patch of the Senators harkens back to the striped jerseys of the 1930s Senators, not a flag. Here’s Bill Beveridge in his gear from circa-1930.[/quote]
    While that was their intent, the dimensions on the patch make it look flaggy. It would have been a more effective echo of the old uni had they striped the sleeves and, ideally, the abdomen.

  • Jason | August 23, 2007 at 1:14 pm |

    Anyone notice that the Padres have now worn the matching road top and bottoms for two nights running now? No blue alternate! Did they read the comments from the other day or something?

  • Brian | August 23, 2007 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”135844″]I am a Padre fan, and hence a Portland Beaver fan as they are our triple A affiliate, and I really like the Wet Sox name. I think it’s the perfect minor league team name. The whole ‘sox’ thing is part of baseball history, and the wet part is a perfect quirky, but local touch that I think really works. Plus I really like the logo and color scheme they have for the Wet Sox up there. I voted Wet Sox all the way, and seriously, it would be the best name in all of Minor League Baseball if it happened.[/quote]

    No, absolutely not. I live in, and was born in, Portland and take immense pride in the Beaver name. The name has been around since the early 20th century, minus some years. KEEP IT! It would be like the Orioles changing their name to the Lobbyists or something. Gimmicky and tacky. Anti-Uniwatch.

  • Teebz | August 23, 2007 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”135860″][quote comment=”135853″]The shoulder patch of the Senators harkens back to the striped jerseys of the 1930s Senators, not a flag. Here’s Bill Beveridge in his gear from circa-1930.[/quote]
    While that was their intent, the dimensions on the patch make it look flaggy. It would have been a more effective echo of the old uni had they striped the sleeves and, ideally, the abdomen.[/quote]

    The stripes would have looked horrible. Not to mention how it wouldn’t fit the Reebok template.

    The “O” over the red-and-black stripe is distinctively Ottawa in terms of hockey. The Ottawa 67s have worn the same red-and-black stripe pattern for a long time.

    Of course, it will look like a flag as a patch since the stripes have been cut off, but the harkening back to their original Senators days is a classy move by the organization to remember a past Senators organization.

  • Steve Prudente | August 23, 2007 at 1:21 pm |

    WHile watching the highlights of the Rangers’ 30-running the Orioles, Sportscenter made sure to mention that Jarrod Saltalamacchia came up to bat wearing a batting helmet with the flap on the wrong side…he switched it and drove in a few more runs.

    P.S.- How can I get one of those carnivore wristbands?

  • PJ | August 23, 2007 at 1:26 pm |

    I think the Angels had another navy alt during their Disney days–all navy with periwinkle piping and the winged-A logo on the chest. Never saw it on the field, though.

  • Gregg | August 23, 2007 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”135861″]Anyone notice that the Padres have now worn the matching road top and bottoms for two nights running now? No blue alternate! Did they read the comments from the other day or something?[/quote]

    Well, since the Mets wore black, I”m guessing the Padres were kind of forced into going with their sand colored tops.

  • Jonee | August 23, 2007 at 1:43 pm |

    Nice job tracking down the Syracuse in blue photo, Paul. I looked everywhere for one. I remember watching it as it was a nationally televised game and in my memory, it was a lighter shade of blue, but dark blue makes more sense. I’m pretty sure whoever was calling the game mentioned that they were third uniforms Syracuse had had for a while, but never worn. I think Jimmy was just trying an unsuccessful mind game with Kentucky.

  • Roger Faso | August 23, 2007 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”135836″]In yesterday’s A’s/Blue Jays game, Esteban Loaiza was making his first start of the season, and wearing high socks. But his socks had A’s logos on the bottom, which I’d never heard of before. The A’s radio crew were talking about them in the bottom of the first, and they’d never seen them before, either, even though a few A’s players wear high socks. Unfortunately, yesterday’s game wasn’t televized, and the MLB.TV Jaysvision feed isn’t very good, but you can make out a bit of a blur on Loaiza’s socks. Hopefully he wears them again for his next start.[/quote]

    Those were not socks! Those were stirrups!!! With A’s logos!!!

    You can barely make out the logos here.

    He’s also wearing 25. I haven’t seen that number on an A since ’97. I guess the un-official retirement of that number is over.

  • Roger Faso | August 23, 2007 at 1:50 pm |

    My posts have been aren’t making it.

    Tech problem?

  • Roger Faso | August 23, 2007 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”135875″]My posts have been aren’t making it.

    Tech problem?[/quote]

    errr. My post aren’t making it. Accept for these last two.

  • Roger Faso | August 23, 2007 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”135876″][quote comment=”135875″]My posts have been aren’t making it.

    Tech problem?[/quote]

    errr. My post aren’t making it. Accept for these last two.[/quote]

    Except. not…Accept. lunch drunk, fellas.

  • S Bennett | August 23, 2007 at 1:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”135748″][quote comment=”135732″]Senators Uniforms

    Cons
    – SOCK TEMPLATES? Lame.
    – Cartoonish numbers.[/quote]

    The numbers remind me of Team Canada’s numbers.[/quote]

    Yeah, absolutely – and the USA wore them in nagano too. On their Nike uniforms. The Canadians wore Bauer unis, which, of course, were owned by Nike. Why would RBK go with a font that immediately brings a competitor’s work to mind?

    SB

  • todd krevanchi | August 23, 2007 at 2:02 pm |

    i dont know if any of you guys get these, but,
    footlocker is having a friends and family this weekend.
    here is the advert with the codes for those of you interested…
    http://view.ed4.net/...

  • Mets Fan in Chicago | August 23, 2007 at 2:03 pm |

    Quasi-uni-related piece of news here – no pics yet…let’s hope there are no swwoshes anywhere….Phil Knight wasn’t in the Navy, was he?

  • Stuby | August 23, 2007 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”135861″]Anyone notice that the Padres have now worn the matching road top and bottoms for two nights running now? No blue alternate! Did they read the comments from the other day or something?[/quote]
    Its the far-reaching influence of Uni Watch.

  • Mets Fan in Chicago | August 23, 2007 at 2:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”135880″]Quasi-uni-related piece of news here – no pics yet…let’s hope there are no swwoshes anywhere….Phil Knight wasn’t in the Navy, was he?[/quote]

    make that “swooshes”
    and NOT lunch drunk ;-)

  • ScottyJ in WV | August 23, 2007 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”135780″][quote comment=”135773″]who is the manufacturer of that shirt? is it from the sneaker store daves quality meat in nyc?[/quote]

    The Meats/Mets shirt has a Dave’s Quality Meats tag. I didn’t even know that was a sneaker shop until you just told me…

    The shirt with the cow was custom-made for me by a reader of my old zine, Beer Frame.[/quote]

    Paul, as a bowler, I dig the name of your old zine!

  • MLB2PDX | August 23, 2007 at 2:10 pm |

    I am asking anyone, and everyone, to vote on the Portland Beavers name change. The Beavers have been around since 1905, and is one of the oldest team names in all of sports. Why they’re even thinking of changing it is beyond me. But, anyway, please take 10 seconds and let them know your thoughts. Thanks.

  • Dane | August 23, 2007 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”135779″]Okay, here’s the deal: If you want one of those ‘Carnivore’ bracelets, e-mail your name and shipping address to me. First half-dozen people to do so will get a bracelet. Since D’Artagnan is being nice enough to do this for me, please take at least a cursory glance at their site.[/quote]

    Props to the fine folks at D’Artagnan. I saw one of their reps a couple of times at the NY Chocolate Show, and she had the room in stiches. And yes, she did show how chocolate could be added to the sauce for a duck or goose entree. Great stuff.

  • joe | August 23, 2007 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”135864″][quote comment=”135860″][quote comment=”135853″]The shoulder patch of the Senators harkens back to the striped jerseys of the 1930s Senators, not a flag. Here’s Bill Beveridge in his gear from circa-1930.[/quote]
    While that was their intent, the dimensions on the patch make it look flaggy. It would have been a more effective echo of the old uni had they striped the sleeves and, ideally, the abdomen.[/quote]

    The stripes would have looked horrible. Not to mention how it wouldn’t fit the Reebok template.

    The “O” over the red-and-black stripe is distinctively Ottawa in terms of hockey. The Ottawa 67s have worn the same red-and-black stripe pattern for a long time.

    Of course, it will look like a flag as a patch since the stripes have been cut off, but the harkening back to their original Senators days is a classy move by the organization to remember a past Senators organization.[/quote]

    I agree that it would look horrible in stripes, theres no reason it would not work with the template. They could sew together the colors each area (adding to the number of seams). Or they could simply change the color of the thread used to weave the material as its being made, making the stripes integrated into the panels. Just like old striped tube socks.

  • Tom | August 23, 2007 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”135738″]This is the bracelet that I will wear until October…

    [/quote]

    I wear one too only during the season

  • Chance | August 23, 2007 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”135868″][quote comment=”135861″]Anyone notice that the Padres have now worn the matching road top and bottoms for two nights running now? No blue alternate! Did they read the comments from the other day or something?[/quote]

    Well, since the Mets wore black, I”m guessing the Padres were kind of forced into going with their sand colored tops.[/quote]
    We’ve seen dark alt against dark alt in baseball before. I don’t think there’s any rule mandating contrasting jerseys in baseball.

  • todd krevanchi | August 23, 2007 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”135883″][quote comment=”135780″][quote comment=”135773″]who is the manufacturer of that shirt? is it from the sneaker store daves quality meat in nyc?[/quote]

    The Meats/Mets shirt has a Dave’s Quality Meats tag. I didn’t even know that was a sneaker shop until you just told me…

    The shirt with the cow was custom-made for me by a reader of my old zine, Beer Frame.[/quote]

    Paul, as a bowler, I dig the name of your old zine![/quote]

    we use the term “beer frame” for the 5th inning in our dart leagues too, even though its innings and not frames.

  • MLB2PDX | August 23, 2007 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”135863″]No, absolutely not. I live in, and was born in, Portland and take immense pride in the Beaver name. The name has been around since the early 20th century, minus some years. KEEP IT! It would be like the Orioles changing their name to the Lobbyists or something. Gimmicky and tacky. Anti-Uniwatch.[/quote]

    I too live in Portland. I have no idea why they’re even thinking of changing the name. They’re using the excuse that the name gets confused with the Oregon State Beavers. But that’s BS. A name change would be a way to draw attention to the team, marketing, etc. Fans in Portland do not need gimmicks. If the name were to change, I have no doubt that the fans would regret it a few years down the road. All of that being said, it’s nice to now have a owner who ‘cares’, but still.

  • Jason G. | August 23, 2007 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”135885″][quote comment=”135779″]Okay, here’s the deal: If you want one of those ‘Carnivore’ bracelets, e-mail your name and shipping address to me. First half-dozen people to do so will get a bracelet. Since D’Artagnan is being nice enough to do this for me, please take at least a cursory glance at their site.[/quote]

    Props to the fine folks at D’Artagnan. I saw one of their reps a couple of times at the NY Chocolate Show, and she had the room in stiches. And yes, she did show how chocolate could be added to the sauce for a duck or goose entree. Great stuff.[/quote]

    The stuff on that site looks amazing. I’ll have to pick up a few things off of there for sure. Then I’ll just have to learn how to cook them properly.

  • Mr. Jt | August 23, 2007 at 2:24 pm |

    Along the same lines of today’s ESPN article…the Washington State Cougars football team trotted out some one time jerseys for their home game last year vs. SC. They were crimson with a grey/white yoke. They were pretty lame as I recall. Way busier then the regular jerseys. Plus the Cougs lost the game. No idea if they plan to make a return appearence this year.

    Pictures anyone?

  • Mets Fan in Chicago | August 23, 2007 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”135747″]I love The Onion.

    And speaking of bracelets, only this one will do.[/quote]

    While you’re at it, go for a magnetic ribbon for your ride

  • Mets Fan in Chicago | August 23, 2007 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”135893″][quote comment=”135747″]I love The Onion.

    And speaking of bracelets, only this one will do.[/quote]

    While you’re at it, go for a magnetic ribbon for your ride[/quote]

    Or, better yet

  • adr | August 23, 2007 at 2:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”135772″][quote comment=”135768″]
    But the shirt I was wearing, although it’s hard to see in the photo, was even more appropriate — it had this graphic, which was taken from some butcher paper from a Parisian butcher shop![/quote]

    Wow.

    I can’t decide if that’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen or the most disturbing.

    The only thing sicker/funnier would be if the cow was actually wielding the knife….[/quote]

    Cochon Prodigue

  • Teebz | August 23, 2007 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”135886″]
    I agree that it would look horrible in stripes, theres no reason it would not work with the template. They could sew together the colors each area (adding to the number of seams).[/quote]

    But then it isn’t a template. If they use additional paneling, it becomes a unique design.

    [quote comment=”135886″]Or they could simply change the color of the thread used to weave the material as its being made, making the stripes integrated into the panels. Just like old striped tube socks.[/quote]

    I don’t know what kind of material they are using, but that may not be an option. However, the stripes on the sleeve wouldn’t look right, so this is kind of a moot point. :o)

  • Peter Wunsch | August 23, 2007 at 2:52 pm |

    Re: Today’s ESPN article: The NHL banned the Flyers/Whalers black sweat pants look because they hid the puck not because they were ugly.

  • RefUni | August 23, 2007 at 2:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”135806″][quote comment=”135800″]

    NEW ESPN ARTICLE!

    Congratulations to all the work. It is a fun topic.[/quote]

    You people are faster than I am. Here’s the link.[/quote]

    Great article, but the uniwatcher in me is COMPELLED to point out that neither Philadelphia or Hartford wore “Cooperalls” – Cooperalls was a brand name of the pants made by Cooper, which were used in the OHL. The Flyers and Whalers wore pants made by CCM (you can kind of see the CCM logo on the side of Darryl Sittler’s pants in the ESPN article), so its incorrect to call them Cooperalls…kind of like calling all photocopiers “Xerox machines.”

  • John Baranowski | August 23, 2007 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”135900″]Re: Today’s ESPN article: The NHL banned the Flyers/Whalers black sweat pants look because they hid the puck not because they were ugly.[/quote]

    actually according to nhluniforms.com, players would slide way too fast when they fell, and hitting the boards at those speeds were dangerous, so they banned them

    makes me wonder about these super fast water resistant rbk edge jerseys…

  • Chance | August 23, 2007 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”135898″]Trenton Thunder unveil new logos/uniforms for 2008[/quote]
    I really like those. Much better than the Thor logo they used to wear.

    “Thunder” is still a lousy name, though.

  • corey | August 23, 2007 at 3:01 pm |

    I can’t seem to find photographic evidence anywhere but I know that the Kansas basketball team under Larry Brown wore yellow or gold uniforms one time against Western Carolina. According to the KU archives, the Jayhawks played at W. Carolina on 12/3/87. Apparently the unis turned out so ugly that Brown put them in a trunk and threw away the key. Anyone corraborate?

  • Stuby | August 23, 2007 at 3:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”135884″]I am asking anyone, and everyone, to vote on the Portland Beavers name change. The Beavers have been around since 1905, and is one of the oldest team names in all of sports. Why they’re even thinking of changing it is beyond me. But, anyway, please take 10 seconds and let them know your thoughts. Thanks.[/quote]
    Chalk up one more pro-Beaver vote from me!

  • DenverGregg | August 23, 2007 at 3:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”135864″][quote comment=”135860″][quote comment=”135853″]The shoulder patch of the Senators harkens back to the striped jerseys of the 1930s Senators, not a flag. Here’s Bill Beveridge in his gear from circa-1930.[/quote]
    While that was their intent, the dimensions on the patch make it look flaggy. It would have been a more effective echo of the old uni had they striped the sleeves and, ideally, the abdomen.[/quote]

    The stripes would have looked horrible. Not to mention how it wouldn’t fit the Reebok template.

    The “O” over the red-and-black stripe is distinctively Ottawa in terms of hockey. The Ottawa 67s have worn the same red-and-black stripe pattern for a long time.

    Of course, it will look like a flag as a patch since the stripes have been cut off, but the harkening back to their original Senators days is a classy move by the organization to remember a past Senators organization.[/quote]
    Not trying to be difficult, but I don’t understand why you think stripes on the Sens’ new sleeves would look horrible.

  • Joe | August 23, 2007 at 3:23 pm |

    Washington State had a one-and-done football look last year against USC:

    http://msn.foxsports...

  • Teebz | August 23, 2007 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”135910″]Not trying to be difficult, but I don’t understand why you think stripes on the Sens’ new sleeves would look horrible.[/quote]

    Unless you’re striping the entire jersey, stripes down the sleeves would look dumb. If you’re going with one set of stripes, that might work, but have the sleeves striped and the jersey unstriped would make the players look like clowns.

  • DenverGregg | August 23, 2007 at 3:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”135912″][quote comment=”135910″]Not trying to be difficult, but I don’t understand why you think stripes on the Sens’ new sleeves would look horrible.[/quote]

    Unless you’re striping the entire jersey, stripes down the sleeves would look dumb. If you’re going with one set of stripes, that might work, but have the sleeves striped and the jersey unstriped would make the players look like clowns.[/quote]
    No, I meant one set around, probably at or just below the elbow – with or without same stripe across the belly.

  • Teebz | August 23, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”135913″][quote comment=”135912″][quote comment=”135910″]Not trying to be difficult, but I don’t understand why you think stripes on the Sens’ new sleeves would look horrible.[/quote]

    Unless you’re striping the entire jersey, stripes down the sleeves would look dumb. If you’re going with one set of stripes, that might work, but have the sleeves striped and the jersey unstriped would make the players look like clowns.[/quote]
    No, I meant one set around, probably at or just below the elbow – with or without same stripe across the belly.[/quote]

    That’s alright then. I thought you meant striping the sleeve from shoulder to wrist.

    My bad, Gregg. I wouldn’t mind a stripe like that as long as it isn’t a half-stripe like the Panthers have.

  • John Baranowski | August 23, 2007 at 3:49 pm |

    http://img.photobuck... MINNESOTA WILD TEASER PIC

    hope they did a good job with this one, i’ve always loved the wild for their history consciousness

    as for the ottawa stripage, i heard from a sens fan once “if it doesn’t have the barber pole [design], it sucks”, so here’s some concepts i’ve thrown together, it isn’t that bad imo
    http://i23.photobuck...

    more here
    http://i23.photobuck...

  • Lutter | August 23, 2007 at 3:49 pm |

    Not UNI related but I am going to shoot my TV if the lady in the stands at the LLWS does not stop screaming after every pitch. My guess is that its some fat lady with a visor on and funnel-cake all over her face. If anyone else is watching this right now (TX vs. OR) let me know if you are hearing it too. I am going crazy!

  • Roger Faso | August 23, 2007 at 3:51 pm |

    Not sport uni-related, but uni-related none the less.

    Has anyone else noticed that the jacket Bin Laden is frequently seen wearing is a M-65 Field Jacket, Woodland Pattern?

    A standard issue U.S. Military uniform piece.

    It’s kinda like a Yankee fan wearing a Patriot jacket while saying he hates Boston.

  • DenverGregg | August 23, 2007 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”135914″][quote comment=”135913″][quote comment=”135912″][quote comment=”135910″]Not trying to be difficult, but I don’t understand why you think stripes on the Sens’ new sleeves would look horrible.[/quote]

    Unless you’re striping the entire jersey, stripes down the sleeves would look dumb. If you’re going with one set of stripes, that might work, but have the sleeves striped and the jersey unstriped would make the players look like clowns.[/quote]
    No, I meant one set around, probably at or just below the elbow – with or without same stripe across the belly.[/quote]

    That’s alright then. I thought you meant striping the sleeve from shoulder to wrist.

    My bad, Gregg. I wouldn’t mind a stripe like that as long as it isn’t a half-stripe like the Panthers have.[/quote]
    My bad for not explaining better. Pretty much had in mind the left side of this noble effort from John B in comment #146, rather than his other prototypes.

  • Broker75 | August 23, 2007 at 4:03 pm |

    Stripes might be good on the Senators’ jersey. But this unveiling gets a grade ‘B’ from me. I like the revised logo, the eyes look better. The jersey looks wicked in this pic.

  • phil | August 23, 2007 at 4:05 pm |

    Always find your column to be a good read but in your latest a reader mentions that Kentucky wore an almost stone washed blue uniforms once and never wore them again.

    Actually, they kept those uniforms for the rest of the season, went 30-1, and won the national title. Also, the picture you have a link is to from, the final four, which obviously would have been long after the point they stopped wearing them according to the reader.

    Thanks

  • Al Mattei | August 23, 2007 at 4:17 pm |

    One-and-dones to add:

    Notre Dame, in a home men’s basketball game in 1992 or 1993, wore neon green jerseys. They were retired thereafter. The only documentation I can think of is the StarPics basketball draft pick card set. There is a photo or two from that game on the cards.

    Oh, and a little more to add regarding the NC State unitard. Seton Hall wore them for one game, too. Also, NC State wore the regular top and the bicycle shorts for one game, and the skin-tight top and regular shorts for another. The justification: to discourage holding.

    Hey, it’s worked for the Australian women, I guess.

  • John L. | August 23, 2007 at 4:20 pm |

    ( i didnt have time to go through all the comments today, stupid first day of school so this may have been posted)

    my thoughts on the new sens jerseys:

    THIS IS SPARRRRRRTTTTTAAAAAAAAAAAOTAAAAAWWWWAAAA!

  • Ben | August 23, 2007 at 4:21 pm |

    So heres something i hadnt noticed yet….mesh sleeves on the White Sox Leisure Unis
    http://chicagofantas...

  • Johnny O | August 23, 2007 at 4:21 pm |

    So I was at the Nitty Gritty in Madison the other day, which is a fantastic bar for birthday celebrations (they give you free beer) but also a treasure trove of Badger uni’s a pictures. I came across this Ron Dane jersey from the 2000 Rose Bowl, and noticed it wasn’t a patch like they currently wear. It just has the logo, and rose sewn into the jersey. Nowadays they have a patch… so does anyone know when the patch trend started and “sewn into jersey” method was abolished? Or is it all based on what each team does?

    Rose bowl jersey

  • GoTerriers | August 23, 2007 at 4:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”135921″]One-and-dones to add:

    Notre Dame, in a home men’s basketball game in 1992 or 1993, wore neon green jerseys. They were retired thereafter. The only documentation I can think of is the StarPics basketball draft pick card set. There is a photo or two from that game on the cards.

    Oh, and a little more to add regarding the NC State unitard. Seton Hall wore them for one game, too. Also, NC State wore the regular top and the bicycle shorts for one game, and the skin-tight top and regular shorts for another. The justification: to discourage holding.

    Hey, it’s worked for the Australian women, I guess.[/quote]

    Insert lecherous Lauren Jackson comment here

  • Johnny O | August 23, 2007 at 4:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”135926″]So I was at the Nitty Gritty in Madison the other day, which is a fantastic bar for birthday celebrations (they give you free beer) but also a treasure trove of Badger uni’s a pictures. I came across this Ron Dane jersey from the 2000 Rose Bowl, and noticed it wasn’t a patch like they currently wear. It just has the logo, and rose sewn into the jersey. Nowadays they have a patch… so does anyone know when the patch trend started and “sewn into jersey” method was abolished? Or is it all based on what each team does?

    Rose bowl jersey[/quote]
    To clarify a little bit… I understand the rose is indeed a patch. My questions comes from looking at the words “rose bowl” and year “2000”. They are not with the rose patch, but sewn separately.

  • todd krevanchi | August 23, 2007 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”135916″]Not UNI related but I am going to shoot my TV if the lady in the stands at the LLWS does not stop screaming after every pitch. My guess is that its some fat lady with a visor on and funnel-cake all over her face. If anyone else is watching this right now (TX vs. OR) let me know if you are hearing it too. I am going crazy![/quote]

    dont forget team pins all over her shirt, jacket, vest or visor…

  • UW justin | August 23, 2007 at 4:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”135929″][quote comment=”135916″]Not UNI related but I am going to shoot my TV if the lady in the stands at the LLWS does not stop screaming after every pitch. My guess is that its some fat lady with a visor on and funnel-cake all over her face. If anyone else is watching this right now (TX vs. OR) let me know if you are hearing it too. I am going crazy![/quote]

    dont forget team pins all over her shirt, jacket, vest or visor…[/quote]

    …or fanny pack.

  • Broker75 | August 23, 2007 at 4:40 pm |

    If anybody is interested here is some footage of the unveiling last night in Ottawa. press >

  • Teebz | August 23, 2007 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”135924″]( i didnt have time to go through all the comments today, stupid first day of school so this may have been posted)

    my thoughts on the new sens jerseys:

    THIS IS SPARRRRRRTTTTTAAAAAAAAAAAOTAAAAAWWWWAAAA![/quote]

    While Leonidas wore a helmet similar to that which is depicted in the Sens’ logo, the Ottawa Senators are clearly based on Roman history, not Greek history.

  • Brian Smith | August 23, 2007 at 4:52 pm |

    Here’s a couple of shots of Kentucky in the godawful silver “throwback” jerseys from the 100th anniversary season:

    Shot 1

    Shot 2

    You can still find some of them for sale as Rex Chapman jerseys, since they were all produced with #3 on them (apparently Nike thought Brandon Stockton needed replica jerseys that year, despite his being a benchwarmer.)

  • S Bennett | August 23, 2007 at 5:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”135900″]Re: Today’s ESPN article: The NHL banned the Flyers/Whalers black sweat pants look because they hid the puck not because they were ugly.[/quote]

    But today’s goalies can wear black and navy coloured pads and pants. Teams can wear black socks and pants. That reason seems inconsistent.

  • Bouj | August 23, 2007 at 5:04 pm |

    I totally blanked on the column topic until I read it. No one mentioned the University of Texas breaking out black uniforms for a basketball game against Duke a couple of years ago in East Rutherford. Duke killed Texas and the black uniforms (meant to be the alts) were never mentioned again.

  • Teebz | August 23, 2007 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”135942″][quote comment=”135900″]Re: Today’s ESPN article: The NHL banned the Flyers/Whalers black sweat pants look because they hid the puck not because they were ugly.[/quote]

    But today’s goalies can wear black and navy coloured pads and pants. Teams can wear black socks and pants. That reason seems inconsistent.[/quote]

    Continue reading further than that reason, young Jedi. ;o)

  • possum | August 23, 2007 at 5:14 pm |

    Serious logo-creep in a crossword puzzle? What is the world coming to! Look at 9 down and 70 across.

  • Chuck Ryals | August 23, 2007 at 5:18 pm |

    great ESPN article today! back in the 80’s the Cleveland Browns tried to switch to orange numbers. I believe it lasted one exhibition game, as the numbers turned out to be a nightmare for tv viewing. Anyone have any pics of these jerseys?

  • GoTerriers | August 23, 2007 at 5:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”135944″][quote comment=”135942″][quote comment=”135900″]Re: Today’s ESPN article: The NHL banned the Flyers/Whalers black sweat pants look because they hid the puck not because they were ugly.[/quote]

    But today’s goalies can wear black and navy coloured pads and pants. Teams can wear black socks and pants. That reason seems inconsistent.[/quote]

    Continue reading further than that reason, young Jedi. ;o)[/quote]

    Though they can wear dark pads and pants, tape on the knob of a goalie stick has to be white so that it can’t be confused for the puck if the goalie’s stick is on the ice in the crease . . .

  • S Bennett | August 23, 2007 at 5:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”135913″][quote comment=”135912″][quote comment=”135910″]Not trying to be difficult, but I don’t understand why you think stripes on the Sens’ new sleeves would look horrible.[/quote]

    Unless you’re striping the entire jersey, stripes down the sleeves would look dumb. If you’re going with one set of stripes, that might work, but have the sleeves striped and the jersey unstriped would make the players look like clowns.[/quote]
    No, I meant one set around, probably at or just below the elbow – with or without same stripe across the belly.[/quote]

    That sounds a lot like copying the habs. Can’t do that. You simply can’t.

  • odessasteps | August 23, 2007 at 5:45 pm |

    Pictures of Olie Kolzig’s new mask at Off Wing Opinion.

  • PJ | August 23, 2007 at 5:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”135906″]I can’t seem to find photographic evidence anywhere but I know that the Kansas basketball team under Larry Brown wore yellow or gold uniforms one time against Western Carolina. According to the KU archives, the Jayhawks played at W. Carolina on 12/3/87. Apparently the unis turned out so ugly that Brown put them in a trunk and threw away the key. Anyone corraborate?[/quote]

    Didn’t the Jayhawks also wear red once during the NCAA tourney (Larry Brown era)? I guess that might go under the post-season special jerseys category, but I think they would have used them again had they not lost to Duke in them.

  • S Bennett | August 23, 2007 at 5:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”135915″]
    as for the ottawa stripage, i heard from a sens fan once “if it doesn’t have the barber pole [design], it sucks”, so here’s some concepts i’ve thrown together, it isn’t that bad imo
    http://i23.photobuck...

    more here
    http://i23.photobuck...

    That’s Getting close to what Chicoutimi Sagueneens do. I think they have had other versions where the stripes go down to the cuff.

    SB

  • PJ | August 23, 2007 at 5:55 pm |

    Also, Nike made black alts for the Maryland hoops team a few years ago which I never saw on the court. My proof: I have pair of authentic black Maryland Terps b-ball shorts–heavy weight, Nike swoosh, the whole deal. Anybody else hear of this one?

  • S Bennett | August 23, 2007 at 6:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”135902″][quote comment=”135900″]Re: Today’s ESPN article: The NHL banned the Flyers/Whalers black sweat pants look because they hid the puck not because they were ugly.[/quote]

    actually according to nhluniforms.com, players would slide way too fast when they fell, and hitting the boards at those speeds were dangerous, so they banned them
    [/quote]

    As someone who actually wore these things, I can vouch for the early models being made of material that did not slow you down when you fell to your knees.

    Additionally, they were coated, so not to hold water. But, as this was a pre-Gortex era, the barrier that didn’t let water in, didn’t let sweat out. Think of playing hockey in rain pants. It was aptly described as playing in a sauna.

    SB

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | August 23, 2007 at 6:16 pm |

    Paul, you are very, very hip! Dig the hat and the long sleeve shirt combo!

  • Matt Parker | August 23, 2007 at 6:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”135884″]I am asking anyone, and everyone, to vote on the Portland Beavers name change. The Beavers have been around since 1905, and is one of the oldest team names in all of sports. Why they’re even thinking of changing it is beyond me. But, anyway, please take 10 seconds and let them know your thoughts. Thanks.[/quote]

    While I totally agree that the Portland Beavers should keep their name, I have to pick on one point… they have not been around consistently since 1905. From 1994-2000, the only minor league team in Portland was the Portland Rockies, a single-A team.

    However, the AAA team in Portland has been called the Beavers since 1906. Prior to that they were the Browns, Giants, Ducks, and Webfooters.

    Link

  • dw | August 23, 2007 at 6:41 pm |

    Paul:
    The Rockies’ wardrobe for their inaugural season includes a black jersey with purple lettering, slated to be worn on Sundays.

    Actually, it was for Sunday HOME games, not just any home games, like the hideous red Braves jerseys.

  • BenV | August 23, 2007 at 6:45 pm |

    anyone think the new sens logo looks like chris neil?
    Thoughts?

  • Garfield | August 23, 2007 at 6:53 pm |

    Yesterday i walked by the Seahawks teamstore and and saw some jerseys that looked alot like their away jersey here http://www.onthefiel...

    but instead of the blue sleeves they were the neon color that the Seahawks use. i couldn’t get a picture and can’t find it on the web but if somebody could get a picture of it that would be awesome

  • Garfield | August 23, 2007 at 6:58 pm |

    i used to have that rockies jersey only is wasn’t a button up. i still might have it

  • Johnny O | August 23, 2007 at 7:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”135961″]Yesterday i walked by the Seahawks teamstore and and saw some jerseys that looked alot like their away jersey here http://www.onthefiel...

    but instead of the blue sleeves they were the neon color that the Seahawks use. i couldn’t get a picture and can’t find it on the web but if somebody could get a picture of it that would be awesome[/quote]
    Hey Garfield… does this help? These were the uni’s Seattle wore on the road at Green Bay this year.

    Seattle jerseys this year
    and again

  • Johnny O | August 23, 2007 at 7:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”135963″][quote comment=”135961″]Yesterday i walked by the Seahawks teamstore and and saw some jerseys that looked alot like their away jersey here http://www.onthefiel...

    but instead of the blue sleeves they were the neon color that the Seahawks use. i couldn’t get a picture and can’t find it on the web but if somebody could get a picture of it that would be awesome[/quote]
    Hey Garfield… does this help? These were the uni’s Seattle wore on the road at Green Bay this year.

    Seattle jerseys this year
    and again[/quote]
    Ooops. those were pics of their current ones. I will try and find a pics of the sleeves with the neon color as I have seen them as well… I think.

  • Johnny O | August 23, 2007 at 7:18 pm |

    Another Uni Membership oddity… kind of… Eleven people have the #11 for their membership cards.

  • Rick | August 23, 2007 at 8:26 pm |

    Off the wall…I have not seen a Cleveland Indians player wearing the Rawlings Cool Flo helmets. I tried to research some and noticed that Kenny Lofton wore one in Texas but when he made his return to the wigwam this summer he went back to the old model. Just wondered if there were certain teams that just don’t use them.

  • Ryan B | August 23, 2007 at 8:28 pm |

    Lookie what I found…

  • Evan | August 23, 2007 at 8:34 pm |

    Rumor has it Air Force is taking the stripes off their helmet, bad news for college football fans.

  • Ryan B | August 23, 2007 at 8:36 pm |

    Apparently my link got eaten. I’ll try a Plan B shortly.

  • Ryan B | August 23, 2007 at 8:39 pm |
  • Philly Bill | August 23, 2007 at 8:51 pm |

    Again the Mariners are wearing their batting practice jerseys in Arlington. No names on the backs, lame side piping, two-button front… in the words of Rangers TV analyst Tom Grieve, “There’s just nothin’ big-league about those uniforms.”

  • John Baranowski | August 23, 2007 at 9:13 pm |

    http://img341.images...
    looks like that previously leaked tampa bay lightning logo is correct

  • DJ | August 23, 2007 at 9:25 pm |

    So heres something i hadnt noticed yet….mesh sleeves on the White Sox Leisure Unis

    The entire jersey was mesh (it wasn’t originally). You can’t tell from the picture because Ken Kravec is wearing a white undershirt with navy blue sleeves.

  • TOG | August 23, 2007 at 9:25 pm |

    major uni peeve of mine is when the home and away uni’s are not exact opposites of one another colorwise which is why i might welcome a rebrand for the cowpokes…

    JJ and JJ Jr. are huge fans of the double star from the 1995 season…that is a big clue as to their “possible” preference on the Cowpoke unis…it’s getting the silver blue metallic pants and the helmets to synchronize…that will be the trick.

  • joe | August 23, 2007 at 9:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”135915″]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v700/Nick7711/jersey0823tsr.jpg MINNESOTA WILD TEASER PIC

    hope they did a good job with this one, i’ve always loved the wild for their history consciousness

    as for the ottawa stripage, i heard from a sens fan once “if it doesn’t have the barber pole [design], it sucks”, so here’s some concepts i’ve thrown together, it isn’t that bad imo
    http://i23.photobuck...

    more here
    http://i23.photobuck...

    The wild already failed you can see the apron strings in teh teaser pic, they will suck jsut for this reason.

  • joe | August 23, 2007 at 9:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”135996″]So heres something i hadnt noticed yet….mesh sleeves on the White Sox Leisure Unis

    The entire jersey was mesh (it wasn’t originally). You can’t tell from the picture because Ken Kravec is wearing a white undershirt with navy blue sleeves.[/quote]

    you can kinda see it around the “GO” at the end of chicago.

  • M | August 23, 2007 at 9:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”135945″]Serious logo-creep in a crossword puzzle? What is the world coming to! Look at 9 down and 70 across.[/quote]
    [quote comment=”135945″]Serious logo-creep in a crossword puzzle? What is the world coming to! Look at 9 down and 70 across.[/quote]
    Logo creep!? Yeah, what is the world coming to when people on this blog complain about stuff like that? I mean not to be rude, but is saying “Nike” like a curse word now? Jesus, they’re one of the most recognizable companies in the world, of course your gonna see their name around. This also brings up another peeve of mine, when people complain about “Logo Creep” on just a plain Nike shirt…I understand the argument of not wanting brand logos on uniforms, but when we complain of the swoosh on a NIKE MADE work out shirt…its ridiculous. well there’s my rant for the day

  • TOG | August 23, 2007 at 9:42 pm |

    Question to the UniWatch Nation?

    -Are MLB Cool Base jerseys offered in road uniforms?

    I’ve been searching high and low for a Cubs road Cool Base jersey and they apparently don’t make them which begs the question?

    WHY?

    Seems like a team can play a road game in hot weather doesn’t it? Maybe trainers don’t want to travel with the extra luggage?

    MAKES THE PERFORMANCE STORY RATHER IMPOTENT?

  • Jeff E. | August 23, 2007 at 9:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”135997″]major uni peeve of mine is when the home and away uni’s are not exact opposites of one another colorwise which is why i might welcome a rebrand for the cowpokes…

    JJ and JJ Jr. are huge fans of the double star from the 1995 season…that is a big clue as to their “possible” preference on the Cowpoke unis…it’s getting the silver blue metallic pants and the helmets to synchronize…that will be the trick.[/quote]

    I can almost guarantee that if the Cowboys make any major changes to their jerseys, particularly the white ones, they’ll have a major fan revolt on their hands. It could become one of those “one and done” unis.
    However, I wouldn’t mind if they synchronize the colors better. Personally I wish they would get rid of the royal blue and stick with just the navy/silver/white color scheme and make the pants one color for both jerseys.

  • Kris McInnis | August 23, 2007 at 9:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”135998″][quote comment=”135915″]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v700/Nick7711/jersey0823tsr.jpg MINNESOTA WILD TEASER PIC

    hope they did a good job with this one, i’ve always loved the wild for their history consciousness

    as for the ottawa stripage, i heard from a sens fan once “if it doesn’t have the barber pole [design], it sucks”, so here’s some concepts i’ve thrown together, it isn’t that bad imo
    http://i23.photobuck...

    more here
    http://i23.photobuck...

    The wild already failed you can see the apron strings in teh teaser pic, they will suck jsut for this reason.[/quote]

    I don’t think that’s that piping is the ‘apron’ string. That piping is on the shoulder yoke. Compare that picture to this one and you can see the difference. Personally, I think the Wild’s new jerseys will probably end up looking a lot like the new Islanders jerseys.

  • Jason G. | August 23, 2007 at 9:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”136001″]Question to the UniWatch Nation?

    -Are MLB Cool Base jerseys offered in road uniforms?

    I’ve been searching high and low for a Cubs road Cool Base jersey and they apparently don’t make them which begs the question?

    WHY?

    Seems like a team can play a road game in hot weather doesn’t it? Maybe trainers don’t want to travel with the extra luggage?

    MAKES THE PERFORMANCE STORY RATHER IMPOTENT?[/quote]

    I think teams were allowed to have one jersey made of the cool base material. Therefore they won’t have both an away and a home jersey made of the material. Someone else correct me if I’m wrong.

  • Gazzoo | August 23, 2007 at 10:00 pm |

    Don’t forget about the White Sox white hat of 1976…only worn for a few games.

    http://www.whitesoxi...

  • Pete | August 23, 2007 at 10:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”135777″]Since we are on the subject of Dallas Cowboy jeserys I thought I would ask for some input on the subject. A ‘high end’ throwback company is finally going to make Roger Staubach and Tony Dorsett throwback jerseys but I think they have the wrong fabric and number application for the jerseys. For the Staubach 1975 jersey they are using a white polyester jersey with stitched on numbers. To my knowledge the Cowboys white jerseys were mesh with screened on numbers from about 1973/74 thru the late seventies. For the Dorsett 1977 jersey they are using a blue polyester jersey with stitched on numbers. Again, by this time I think the blue jerseys were also made of mesh although they did have stitched on numbers so this one seems to be ‘half’ correct. When I contacted the company in regards to the inaccuracies they seemed to brush my comments aside and just produce the incorrect jerseys anyways. Anybody have any knowledge on what type of jerseys and number applications the Cowboys were wearing in the mid to late seventies ?[/quote]
    OK, I checked my Dallas Cowboys authorized pictorial history, and it looks like Staubach’s 1975 jersey was polyester, and it definitely had screened numbers. Dorsett’s 1977 jersey looks like it was mesh with screened numbers.

  • Mike | August 23, 2007 at 10:20 pm |

    does anyone know the stories on these nhl jerseys

    http://www.sellmlb.c...

    http://www.sellmlb.c...

    im more interested in the iginla jersey because its the horsehead on the 1980s jersey design.

  • Aaron Scholder | August 23, 2007 at 10:26 pm |

    Here’s an OHL example of numbers on the front of the jersey: http://ordinaryleast...
    Its the Saskatoon Blades btw.

  • Pete | August 23, 2007 at 10:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”136002″][quote comment=”135997″]major uni peeve of mine is when the home and away uni’s are not exact opposites of one another colorwise which is why i might welcome a rebrand for the cowpokes…

    JJ and JJ Jr. are huge fans of the double star from the 1995 season…that is a big clue as to their “possible” preference on the Cowpoke unis…it’s getting the silver blue metallic pants and the helmets to synchronize…that will be the trick.[/quote]

    I can almost guarantee that if the Cowboys make any major changes to their jerseys, particularly the white ones, they’ll have a major fan revolt on their hands. It could become one of those “one and done” unis.
    However, I wouldn’t mind if they synchronize the colors better. Personally I wish they would get rid of the royal blue and stick with just the navy/silver/white color scheme and make the pants one color for both jerseys.[/quote]

    There was no major fan revolt with the double-stars, but those were alternates.

    The Cowboys have evolved to a color combo that includes: dark silver(helmet), silver-green(home pants), light silver(road pants), navy blue(helmet star/stripes, road jerseys, stripes on road pants), and royal blue (numbers/stripes on home jerseys, stripes on home pants). It is a truly obnoxious treatment of a classic uniform.

    I would like to see them go back to “Cowboy” blue, which was between royal and navy and used on their uniform from 1964 to 1981. That blue against the metallic light blue helmets and pants they wore during those years. It looked best in the late 60s/early 70s, and I would absolutely love to see it resurrected.

  • E Ro | August 23, 2007 at 10:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”136010″]Here’s an OHL example of numbers on the front of the jersey: http://ordinaryleast...
    Its the Saskatoon Blades btw.[/quote]

    Saskatoon is WHL, not OHL.

  • Aaron Scholder | August 23, 2007 at 10:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”136012″][quote comment=”136010″]Here’s an OHL example of numbers on the front of the jersey: http://ordinaryleast...
    Its the Saskatoon Blades btw.[/quote]

    Saskatoon is WHL, not OHL.[/quote]
    My mistake, I actually know that well.

  • John Baranowski | August 23, 2007 at 11:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”136008″]does anyone know the stories on these nhl jerseys

    http://www.sellmlb.c...

    http://www.sellmlb.c...

    im more interested in the iginla jersey because its the horsehead on the 1980s jersey design.[/quote]

    both fake, or at best “fashion” jerseys. basically, if you can’t find it on http://www.nhlunifor... it isn’t an nhl-correct jersey. and if you take a look, it’s actually not even the 80s design. the flames jersey is ok looking, but they never wore it on the ice.

  • =bg= | August 23, 2007 at 11:15 pm |

    i have been a Cowboys fan for years, lived there when they moved from Cotton Bowl to Texas Stadium, and it never occurred to me, oddly, that there were so many variants of silver. I just accepted it, that that was the way it was. But you KNOW Jones will have something cooked up for when the new stadium opens- those new jerseys will help pay for that whopper of a stadium. And the fans will buy them. Oh yes they will.

  • =bg= | August 23, 2007 at 11:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”135846″][quote comment=”135827″]Here is a little bit more informantion of the 1996 Kentucky basketball uniforms. It started out as a cross promotion with Arkansas and Converse for the Feb. 11 1996 game and they were worn the rest of the season which totaled 16 games. The white uniforms had the faded denim on them as the secondary color.[/quote]
    A friend of mine had those shoes- they actually had blue denim as part of the shoes. Brutal.[/quote]

    I remember those- the big Converse star was denim. Eeek.

  • JD | August 23, 2007 at 11:27 pm |

    this jersey was never seen again after the blowout by duke.“>

  • Jason | August 23, 2007 at 11:42 pm |

    UCLA basketball team wore black uniforms when they still had Reebok as their supplier. They wore them for one or two road games. Steve Lavin thought the black jersey’s would attract more recruits duirng the alternate jersey introduction faze at programs like Duke. They were dropped because John Wooden hated them.

    Also, when adidas took over UCLA’s uniform contract they made dark blue UCLA jersey’s that I think were worn during the Jimmy V Classic in New York. I don’t know if they wore them again that season. The year after that UCLA had dark blue jersey’s in the adidas template of the time. I know they wore them once on the road against Arizona State, but I don’t know how many more times they wore them that season, if at all. Obviously, this again was under Steve Lavin.

    I actually use to own this replica jersey, but do not have any pictures of it. I threw it away when I got accepted to USC.

  • Chris | August 24, 2007 at 12:14 am |

    Golf fans,

    You may have watched the first round of “The Barclays” today. I was a standard bearer at the tournament today and got a good look at something you may not have noticed on CBS or the Golf Channel.

    According to an official that I spoke to, the belt wore by many of the players is some sort of dedication to an individual with an incurable disease. I know it’s vague, but at least he knew roughly what it was for.

    Rory Sabbatini here
    Sergio Garcia here
    Zach Johnson here
    Brian Gay here
    Brett Wetterich here

    I also saw a handful of other players wearing the belt, including Henrik Stenson. I saw one spectator wearing it as well. Anyone know more about this topic. The lettering appears to be “IFF.” Are they the initials of the individual being honored?

  • Chris | August 24, 2007 at 12:19 am |

    ah ha! so I did the research. Check out this bit from golfdigest.com.

    Belts For a Cure

    You might notice while watching The Barclays today (3-6 p.m. EDT on the Golf Channel) that at least 40 players are wearing belts with the initials IFF on the buckle. The initials stand for Ian’s Friends Foundation, and players are wearing the belts to raise awareness and support for 3-year-old Ian Yagoda and pediatric brain tumor research.

    Ian was diagnosed with a brain tumor about a year ago, and according to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, every nine days a child in the U.S. is diagnosed with a brain tumor. Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer death from childhood cancer.

    Phil and Cheryl Yagoda, Ian’s parents, have teamed up with custom belt manufacturer House of Fleming to raise money and awareness for this deadly childhood disease. To order, call House of Fleming at: (888) 233-5657 House of Fleming makes belts for many of the PGA Tour’s top players, and this week players such as Jim Furyk, Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke, Angel Cabrera, Zach Johnson, Rory Sabbatini and many more will wear the Alligator belt with IFF buckle (made by Bettinardi Golf).

    In addition, Swiss watch company Audemars Piguet, has announced that for players who wear the belts for four days at The Barclays, the low and high 72-hole score will receive an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch in steel.

    –Marty Hackel

    (Photo: Kerry Brady)

  • Chris | August 24, 2007 at 1:54 am |
  • mattm | August 24, 2007 at 2:14 am |

    The goalie(pretty sure he was playing for the USA) in the U-17 USA vs Tunisia game yesterday had pretty much all of his lettering falling off of his jersey. It was pretty ridiculous.

  • ScottyJ in WV | August 24, 2007 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”135905″][quote comment=”135898″]Trenton Thunder unveil new logos/uniforms for 2008[/quote]
    I really like those. Much better than the Thor logo they used to wear.

    “Thunder” is still a lousy name, though.[/quote]

    I like ’em too. The “Thor” logo just didn’t do it for me.

  • David | August 24, 2007 at 11:52 am |

    Paul, I would have posted this on your ESPN One and Done column but I didn’t feel like registering there. A reader suggested that Michigan State wore light silver jerseys once against Duke but that is incorrect. They wore them multiple times and there are at least a few images out there that back this up:

    Games against Oakland Univ. and Purdue in early 2005:

    http://www.statenews...
    (sorry for not linking this, didn’t seem to want to work)

    Purdue-MSU

    Game against Stanford in December 2004:
    Stanford-MSU

  • Bouj | August 24, 2007 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”136005″][quote comment=”136001″]Question to the UniWatch Nation?

    -Are MLB Cool Base jerseys offered in road uniforms?

    I’ve been searching high and low for a Cubs road Cool Base jersey and they apparently don’t make them which begs the question?

    WHY?

    Seems like a team can play a road game in hot weather doesn’t it? Maybe trainers don’t want to travel with the extra luggage?

    MAKES THE PERFORMANCE STORY RATHER IMPOTENT?[/quote]

    I think teams were allowed to have one jersey made of the cool base material. Therefore they won’t have both an away and a home jersey made of the material. Someone else correct me if I’m wrong.[/quote]

    Not quite true. The real reason you can’t get a grey COOLBASE jersey is that Majestic can’t match the grey color of the regular doubleknits to the COOLBASE material. I know, it’s moronic, since Majestic has had over a year to get it right, but for now you can only get white and colored-alt COOLBASE jerseys.

  • Mark Provenzano | August 24, 2007 at 2:48 pm |

    The Packers “pumpkin” photo was taken during the game–look at how dirty the players are. It’s likely late in the second half, when most of the fans had long ago sought shelter and given up on watching the Pack blowout the Bears. He probably put on a spare helmet as a goof.

    That was a miserable a day as I ever spent at Soldier Field–sub 40 degrees, 35 MPH winds, fierce rain blowing sideways.

  • Dave | August 25, 2007 at 7:45 am |

    [quote comment=”136008″]does anyone know the stories on these nhl jerseys

    http://www.sellmlb.c...

    http://www.sellmlb.c...

    im more interested in the iginla jersey because its the horsehead on the 1980s jersey design.[/quote]

    In the UK you used to be able to find poorly made and inaccurate NFL replicas. I would assume that these are pirated knockoffs.

    Also the live preview function on the quote thingee sucks for people like me who can type 80 wpm.

  • spinachdip | August 25, 2007 at 2:45 pm |

    re: One-and done
    Prior to the 2004 Cameroon unitard, Puma and Cameroon also had sleeveless jersey designed for the 2002 World Cup (4th item from the bottom and another pic).

    After they wore the sleeveless kits in that year’s African Nation’s Cup, FIFA put a kibosh on it and Puma ended up adding black sleeves to the tanktops in the World Cup.

  • Brian C | August 30, 2007 at 11:09 am |

    The Vancouver uniforms would look okay without the VANCOUVER on the front. Definitely overkill. And none of the uniforms look good with the Reebok “untucked shirt” hem. Would having a normal hem create THAT much drag on the new “system”?

  • Dallas Cowboy Uniform Facts » OTB Sports | October 27, 2007 at 7:35 am |

    […] Little-known fact: During the Cowboys’ first four seasons, they wore a bizarre crossover-style collar, which created an odd wraparound effect that didn’t look so hot. Further details and lots of additional photos are available here. […]

  • Scott | November 5, 2007 at 12:24 pm |

    From the Blog: “Can you believe Alonzo Mourning has his own signature golf glove?”

    While more and more celebs and pro sports figures are going that route… In the case of Alonzo Mourning, that glove is his Children’s Foundation Charity Golf Tournament, not his own signature glove.

    That glove is patented and only one company can produce them… so it’s not hard to track down who’s using them and what for.

    I think what Alonzo is doing with is foundation is amazing. If a golf gloves spreads the word on TV, in Print or on the course… more power to him!

    Scott