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Iowa: the Hawkeye Museum State

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Ten years ago, in the middle of a month-long cross-country road trip, I stopped in Shelby, Montana, where I checked out the Marias Museum — a tiny facility devoted to local history. Shelby had been the site of Jack Dempsey’s heavyweight title defense against Tommy Gibbons back in 1923 (it was supposed to put the town on the map but almost bankrupted it instead), and a good chunk of the museum was devoted to artifacts from the bout. It was a great little exhibit on a little-noted chapter in sports history.

Local history museums like the Marias are among my favorite travel attractions — the smaller, the better. Sometimes amateurish but always lovingly assembled, these informal little reliquaries are often filled with amazing photos and other artifacts you’d never find at “real” museums. Two readers have made this same discovery lately — both in Iowa, oddly. The first is Jesse Gavin, who recently sent the following communiqué:

I would probably have been the last one to imagine that there’d be any vintage uni finds in my hometown of Cascade, Iowa (pop. 2000). But when I was home over the weekend, I stopped by a new exhibit at the hometown Historical Museum. They just opened up a new exhibit on Urban “Red” Faber, a Cascade native who went on to play for the White Sox for 19 years and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1964. They had plenty of good stuff there, so here’s a bit of a recap.

First off, they had a pretty cool locker reproduction, including an authentic jersey, cap, pants, and socks. They also had an original seat from old Comiskey Park and a couple of other caps. I’m not sure which team the first of those caps was from, but I’m pretty sure the latter was from an off-season when Faber was loaned to the New York Giants for a world tour.

In addition to the Faber stuff, they also had a few old pictures and uniforms from Cascade-area town teams from back in the day. This Pleasant Grove jersey is from the late ’40s, as are this catcher’s mitt, chest protector, and shin guards.

About a week after I heard from Jesse, I got a note from Neil Berger, who had discovered two more Iowa treasure troves:

A recent family wedding took me to Iowa City, where I visited the University of Iowa Sports Hall of Fame, and Cedar Rapids, where we took in a Cedar Rapids Kernels game and checked out their Hall of Fame, which had uniform samples from the long history of Cedar Rapids baseball.

Neil didn’t fully describe all his photos, but there’s some killer stuff, ranging from the obvious (baseball, football, men’s and women’s hoops) to the not-so-obvious (marching band, letterman sweaters). Treat yourself to a slideshow of his photos here.

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Membership News: Two dozen membership kits went out in yesterday’s mail, which means we’re finally caught up. With one exception (sorry, Bobby Hill, your card got botched during trimming and will have to be done over next week), every card that was ordered through last Sunday has now been printed, laminated, and shipped. If you’ve been holding off to give Scott and me a chance to catch up after the flood of orders from late July, now’s the time to sign up — we’re ready for you. And that goes double for the guy who inquired about having us do a Colorado Caribous design treatment.

Uni Watch News Ticker: DeAngelo Hall had a message for Chad Johnson on Monday night (thanks, Vince). … Map manufacturers sometimes put small, phony streets onto their maps, as a way to catch people who are stealing and republishing their maps. Stuart Greenlee reports a similar example from the logo world: “A student from Clemson University once told me that the Clemson ‘paw print’ logo had a notch cut into the bottom of the paw to prevent copyright. Ever since then, I have looked for the notch in other paw-print logos (believe me, there are a lot of them here in the South). Occasionally I’ll see some other school using the logo with the ‘Clemson Notch’ and I wonder if they have permission.” … The DE ROSA-vs.-DEROSA issue is addressed in the next-to-last entry on this Q&A page (with thanks to Jon Aubry). … Cathy Reeder caught an interesting exchange during a Cubs game the other day: “During a discussion of catcher’s gear, color guy Bob Brenly said, ‘Of course there is one piece of protection you ALWAYS wear. In fact, I even wore IT when I was a manager and a coach in the dugout too. I just always felt IT was part of the uniform.’ Now, I’m a girl and I’ve never played baseball, but isn’t it odd that a coach or manager would wear a protective cup? I mean, do you really need one to sit on the bench? Does anyone find this odd but me? Do any other MLB managers do this?” I know there are at least three people reading this who work in MLB clubhouses — what’s the word, people? Do coaches and managers wear the cup? … Entertaining story of possibly dubious veracity from David C. Murphy, who passed along this note that he received from a friend: “When I worked at Airborne Express (’90-’97), occasionally we would see packages go through from whoever made the MLB jerseys at that time. If someone got called up, traded, or needed a new jersey, there would be one shipped out. On more than one occasion, I would get the jersey out and try it on. I think I worked one whole shift wearing a Dwayne Henry Astros jersey. That falls under the ‘It seemed like a good idea at the time’ stories.” … The NFL season is time to start, which means it’s time to make fun of the Bengals’ nameplate/yoke/sleeve inconsistencies. Here‘s how it’s supposed to look: Nameplate complete on the orange yoke, which curves down to meets the sleeve stripes. (Note that we matched this style when designing Uni Watch membership cards.) But some players don’t have curved yokes (here’s another example), and sometimes the nameplate extends down into the white area. Yo, where’s the quality control? (Thanks to David Sonny for those pics.) … Separated at birth: Wallace Spearmon and Jeff Weaver. … Here’s something you don’t see very often: a tilde over an A (good spot by Jeremy Brahm). … Follow-up to my recent report on NFL captains probably wearing a “C” designation this season: According to this article (forwarded by Steven Wyder), the Bengals’ captains “will wear the NFL’s new captains’ patch on their uniform jerseys.” Not sure if this patch is simply a C or something more involved, but I’ve got a call in to the NFL and hope to have an answer tomorrow. … These trademark-infringement cases are getting seriously out of hand (with thanks to Caleb Borchers). … Perfect marriage of product and marketing campaign, as Old Spice is now sponsoring Tony Stewart’s armpits (as reported by my new neighbor and longtime Uni Watch pal Doug Kalemba — welcome to Brooklyn, buddy).

 

248 comments to Iowa: the Hawkeye Museum State

  • Scott | August 29, 2007 at 9:06 am |

    I don’t know what to do with the distinct honor of being the first post. I guess I’ll just note that the new ION helmet from yesterday seems to have that extended chin/face protector like on the Riddell Revolution. I’m in a contract law class right now so i can’t link pics, but you can easily find them on yesterdays front page. Also, on Thursday night, LSU faces off against VT. One thing i have noticed is that each of these teams uses the 4 point low chin strap hook ups. The only time a player uses the high hookup is on a revolution helmet, or if they have a 6 point hook up. Someone please do the research, I find it very interesting that they are the only teams that do this.

  • ScottyJ in WV | August 29, 2007 at 9:11 am |

    The 2 things that jumped out at me from the U of I museum were the wasaay cool band uniform (awesome embroidery to make up “IOWA”!) and the men’s BB uni. The belt is just so cool.

  • jacob | August 29, 2007 at 9:12 am |

    Also, on Thursday night, LSU faces off against VT.

    VT plays ECU this saturday and then they go off to LSU on the next thursday..

  • jesse | August 29, 2007 at 9:13 am |

    With respect to the Bengals inconstancies;

    I bought a game worn jersey the other day, not a Bengals jersey, but any way. The level of customization on them is staggering, I imagine that every single jersey is unique, and that the adding, subtracting and stitching in additional spandex into the jerseys really reeks havoc on the template jerseys.

    Last season we discussed why the side panels on Pitt’s jerseys were always inconsistent, there is no doubt that that individual customization of the uniforms is the culprit for that. I think it probably is for the Bengals as well.

  • ScottyJ in WV | August 29, 2007 at 9:24 am |

    Hi, I’m Alex Keith, President of Old Spice Marketing.

    Carl Weathers is great!

  • Kyle at IU | August 29, 2007 at 9:25 am |

    I must say that, if you are a college football fan, a trip out to Iowa City to catch a game at Kinnick Stadium is a must. It may not be as glamorous as an Ohio State or Michigan game, but I thoroughly enjoyed my one trip to Kinnick ad would like to go back. As an aside, the great thing about that marching band uniform is that, if memory serves, the fundamental design hasn’t changed to this day. Hawkeye fans, feel free to correct me.

    DeAngelo Hall should really worry about something other than shaving crap into his hair….like maybe actually STOPPING Chad Johnson.

  • Jason G. | August 29, 2007 at 9:26 am |

    I love the Cedar Rapids Bunnies uniform in Neil Bergers slideshow. That’s an awesome slideshow, good job Neil.

    As far as DeAngelo Hall’s message goes, if you’re going to do something that ridiculous, you better back it up. Chad Johnson had 5 receptions for 83 yards and a TD against him in a preseason game.

  • chris | August 29, 2007 at 9:30 am |

    about the protective cups: I heard on TV from a few NFL players that some generally don’t wear them because they get in the way. In a sport that has so much contact, I couldn’t believe this. Could it be true?

  • Microsoft | August 29, 2007 at 9:38 am |

    how do you jpg. a pic?

  • Vince DeMarco | August 29, 2007 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment=”137790″]about the protective cups: I heard on TV from a few NFL players that some generally don’t wear them because they get in the way. In a sport that has so much contact, I couldn’t believe this. Could it be true?[/quote]

    I’ve heard the same. Evidently, all the running in football creates some chaffing issues. (Beware of what happens at the bottom of the pile after a fumble.)

  • NateL | August 29, 2007 at 9:39 am |

    I was in Dunkin’ Donuts this morning, and one kid working at the counter had a New Era sticker on the brim of his DD visor, which was neither made by New Era, nor was it the 7 1/2 size fitted the sticker said it was.

    I KNOW I’m not the only one who doesn’t get this fashion at all.

    Not exactly sports uni-related, but thought it was worth a share.

  • Larry Kurtze | August 29, 2007 at 9:39 am |

    RE Red Faber’s caps, the one pictured in the second link is the cap the White Sox wore in the 1917 World Series. They wore special red white an blue uniforms because of WWI. And, of course, to sell as throwbacks to championship starved fans, which thankfully was fixed in 2005.

  • Rich | August 29, 2007 at 9:40 am |

    As a former marching band geek, I appreciate the shot of that sharp-lookin’ Iowa uni!

  • NateL | August 29, 2007 at 9:40 am |

    Oh, and on the subject of protective cups…

    I play baseball in an adult league, and wear a cup when I pitch. Just about everyone on the team doesn’t get it. I just can’t set foot on a baseball field without one on.

  • jacob | August 29, 2007 at 9:41 am |

    just a reminder:

    the Canucks unveil their uniforms today at 3:30EST..

  • Rick | August 29, 2007 at 9:43 am |

    [quote comment=”137790″]about the protective cups: I heard on TV from a few NFL players that some generally don’t wear them because they get in the way. In a sport that has so much contact, I couldn’t believe this. Could it be true?[/quote]

    I’m sure there are some… I played baseball with ppl who refused to wear a cup, even as a catcher. Just to illustrate that some either have the balls not to protect them, or lack the brain capacity to do so.

  • Greg | August 29, 2007 at 9:48 am |

    I’m thinking the Bengals’ jerseys are just in “preseason form.” None of the orange nameplates wandered down into the orange last season. Rudi Johnson’s nameplate was all on the orange last year. This year, not so much. Carson Palmer’s nameplate was all on the orange last week. This week, not so much.

    The 40th anniversary patch has also failed to make it onto the jerseys so far.

    I’m hoping the equipment staff gets it together for the season opener next monday. As for the curved yoke and inconsistent stripes, their loss is just an unfortunate byproduct of custom tailoring. The lack of uniformity in the uniforms is annoying.

  • Paul Lukas | August 29, 2007 at 9:50 am |

    Jose Reyes doesn’t wear a cup. Or at least that’s what he was quoted as saying two years ago.

  • Boston Nick | August 29, 2007 at 9:57 am |

    I remember hearing about Adrian Beltre not wearing a cup. Other than catcher, third base is probably the most dangerous place to not wear one.

    Cups were pretty much a rule as catchers when I was younger. My coaches wouldn’t let us get behind the plate without them. I usually wore one later on when I moved from catcher to second (or short, or OF), but occasionally I just ditched the cup, because they just aren’t all that comfortable.

    I wear one very time I play hockey though, that’s for sure.

  • Jonathan | August 29, 2007 at 9:59 am |

    [quote comment=”137781″]Also, on Thursday night, LSU faces off against VT.

    VT plays ECU this saturday and then they go off to LSU on the next thursday..[/quote]

    LSU plays Miss. St on Thursday, then next SATURDAY(the 8th) will play VT.

  • MJ | August 29, 2007 at 10:02 am |

    While playing legion ball, a kid standing on deck received a foul ball right in the happy place. He ended up going to the emergency room. He was one of those who didn’t understand why you would wear a cup if you were not catching. After that, EVERYONE on the team wore one.

  • DCM | August 29, 2007 at 10:08 am |

    Where did I read recently that Johnny Damon encouraged his fellow Yankees to go ‘cammando’ when they take the field? I don’t have to make my 14 year old son wear a cup…he seems to enjoy it.

    Being old school, I hate the new, lighter helmets being worn in football and baseball, but I actually like the look of that ION helmet.

    And hopefully my friend didn’t mind Paul publishing the Airborne Express story…but that’s why I sent it in!

  • JMichaels | August 29, 2007 at 10:13 am |

    I think that if you put on baseball pants every day for 15-20 years and wore a cup while playing, that it would feel uncomfortable to wear ball pants without a cup. I play slow-pitch, and I can’t put on ball pants without a cup on and feel right.

    I have heard that the vast majority of football players do not wear cups. Seems crazy to me. However, if an OF dives for a ball, a lot of times the cup will move over and hit your most sensitive spots. Maybe football players don’t wear them for that reason.

  • Stuby | August 29, 2007 at 10:13 am |

    Kudos to the guy (or gal) who chose a powder blue Expo jersey with ‘Selig 94’ for their membership card. You must break out in convulsions anytime you hear the name ‘Rick Monday’ (see 1981 playoffs).

    Sorry if I made you convulse.

  • J Michaels | August 29, 2007 at 10:15 am |

    While listening to the Royals/Tigers game last night (Tues 08/28), the announcers said that Royals OF Joey Gathright had some sort of eye irritation. He did not start, but he pinch hit in the 7th or 8th inning and they said he was wearing his regular glasses and not his contacts. Alas, it was not on TV in KC, so no pics.

  • chris | August 29, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    the best picture for the supporting *ahem* the use of cups

  • jaye | August 29, 2007 at 10:28 am |

    Our Little League does a “cup check” at every game. It’s hilarious to see all the kids hitting the “happy place” with both fists then shouting “CUP CHECK COMPLETE!!”

  • Kenny | August 29, 2007 at 10:29 am |

    I never wore a cup playing football. I played for eight years and only one time did i get hit in the cash and prizes. actually i fell on a guy’s foot when he was getting pancaked. it is extremely uncomfortable to wear one. think about the guys who have to squat down for 70-80 plays a game and all the running and shifting done. not pleasant.

  • Josh | August 29, 2007 at 10:29 am |

    Ahh Waikato. I’m pretty sure they have the best jersey in all of rugby. Anyone else have any opinions on that?
    Toulouse may have the second best (black of course…).

    For worst, I think Stade Francais…and I’m not sure there’s any debate about that. How fucking horrendous. Ughhhh.

  • Josh | August 29, 2007 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”137781″]Also, on Thursday night, LSU faces off against VT.

    VT plays ECU this saturday and then they go off to LSU on the next thursday..[/quote]

    Does VT have a virtual monopoly on Thursday nights? I never understood why they always play then…

  • Little Josh | August 29, 2007 at 10:33 am |

    Those USA Basketball unis have some issues

    1: Players aren’t wearing their normal numbers.

    2: The USA logo over the name plate is serious overkill and very oldfashioned.

    3: The swoosh is on the front!

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! :(

  • Shaftman | August 29, 2007 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment=”137824″]Those USA Basketball unis have some issues

    1: Players aren’t wearing their normal numbers.

    2: The USA logo over the name plate is serious overkill and very oldfashioned.

    3: The swoosh is on the front!

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! :([/quote]

    2 & 3 are fair enough.

    In international competition you must wear numbers 1-15 though. That’s why “normal” numbers might not be issued.

    These are the uni’s we are talking about.

  • Korch | August 29, 2007 at 10:38 am |

    The numbers are different because of the limits on numbers for international play. Check out the original dream team: Jordan 9, Bird 7, etc., etc..

  • Shadeymonk | August 29, 2007 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment=”137824″]Those USA Basketball unis have some issues

    1: Players aren’t wearing their normal numbers.

    2: The USA logo over the name plate is serious overkill and very oldfashioned.

    3: The swoosh is on the front!

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! :([/quote]

    Players can’t wear their normal numbers in international competition

  • BCrisp | August 29, 2007 at 10:39 am |

    I was poiting out those Bengal uniform inconsistencies to my wife the last time they were on TV. She rolled her eyes and told me to “Go tell that Uni Something about it.”

  • Stuby | August 29, 2007 at 10:39 am |

    [quote comment=”137823″][quote comment=”137781″]Also, on Thursday night, LSU faces off against VT.

    VT plays ECU this saturday and then they go off to LSU on the next thursday..[/quote]

    Does VT have a virtual monopoly on Thursday nights? I never understood why they always play then…[/quote]
    It used to be that Louisville would play every day of the week but Saturday, seemed like.

  • jesse | August 29, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”137823″][quote comment=”137781″]Also, on Thursday night, LSU faces off against VT.

    VT plays ECU this saturday and then they go off to LSU on the next thursday..[/quote]

    Does VT have a virtual monopoly on Thursday nights? I never understood why they always play then…[/quote]

    They like it, most of the power conference teams won’t do it, the Big Ten flatly refuses to play on Thursday (I know, Michigan and Minnesota did once, but it was thing).

    Its a great way to get on TV, and is probably a carry over from the Big East, which always plays weekday games. Since Tech is usually good, and since they fill Lane Stadium up on Thursdays (alot of teams can’t) they can do it whenever they want for the most part. It winds up being a pretty big advantage for them. Just ask Clemson.

  • Vince DeMarco | August 29, 2007 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”137834″][quote comment=”137823″][quote comment=”137781″]Also, on Thursday night, LSU faces off against VT.

    VT plays ECU this saturday and then they go off to LSU on the next thursday..[/quote]

    Does VT have a virtual monopoly on Thursday nights? I never understood why they always play then…[/quote]

    They like it, most of the power conference teams won’t do it, the Big Ten flatly refuses to play on Thursday (I know, Michigan and Minnesota did once, but it was thing).

    Its a great way to get on TV, and is probably a carry over from the Big East, which always plays weekday games. Since Tech is usually good, and since they fill Lane Stadium up on Thursdays (alot of teams can’t) they can do it whenever they want for the most part. It winds up being a pretty big advantage for them. Just ask Clemson.[/quote]

    Michigan and Minnesota played on a Friday night because the Twins had a playoff game in the dome on Saturday.

  • Vince DeMarco | August 29, 2007 at 10:44 am |

    [quote comment=”137834″][quote comment=”137823″][quote comment=”137781″]Also, on Thursday night, LSU faces off against VT.

    VT plays ECU this saturday and then they go off to LSU on the next thursday..[/quote]

    Does VT have a virtual monopoly on Thursday nights? I never understood why they always play then…[/quote]

    They like it, most of the power conference teams won’t do it, the Big Ten flatly refuses to play on Thursday (I know, Michigan and Minnesota did once, but it was thing).

    Its a great way to get on TV, and is probably a carry over from the Big East, which always plays weekday games. Since Tech is usually good, and since they fill Lane Stadium up on Thursdays (alot of teams can’t) they can do it whenever they want for the most part. It winds up being a pretty big advantage for them. Just ask Clemson.[/quote]

    Michigan and Minnesota played on a Friday night because the Twins had a playoff game in the dome on Saturday. Lloyd Carr was, as usual, a disagreeable grouch about moving the game. I think he wanted to move the game to Ann Arbor.

  • jesse | August 29, 2007 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”137833″][quote comment=”137823″][quote comment=”137781″]Also, on Thursday night, LSU faces off against VT.

    VT plays ECU this saturday and then they go off to LSU on the next thursday..[/quote]

    Does VT have a virtual monopoly on Thursday nights? I never understood why they always play then…[/quote]
    It used to be that Louisville would play every day of the week but Saturday, seemed like.[/quote]

    The short answer is that it is totally a way for non-bcs conference teams to get on national tv.

    It turned into a tradition a Virginia Tech. The Big East uses it to showcase its teams because on Saturday nobody is going to watch Rutgers play South Florida no matter how dood they are. Pitt plays three or four weekday games this year, if they didn’t they likely would not be on TV at all, and thats a real quick way to kill your program.

  • jesse | August 29, 2007 at 10:49 am |

    [quote comment=”137837″][quote comment=”137834″][quote comment=”137823″][quote comment=”137781″]Also, on Thursday night, LSU faces off against VT.

    VT plays ECU this saturday and then they go off to LSU on the next thursday..[/quote]

    Does VT have a virtual monopoly on Thursday nights? I never understood why they always play then…[/quote]

    They like it, most of the power conference teams won’t do it, the Big Ten flatly refuses to play on Thursday (I know, Michigan and Minnesota did once, but it was thing).

    Its a great way to get on TV, and is probably a carry over from the Big East, which always plays weekday games. Since Tech is usually good, and since they fill Lane Stadium up on Thursdays (alot of teams can’t) they can do it whenever they want for the most part. It winds up being a pretty big advantage for them. Just ask Clemson.[/quote]

    Michigan and Minnesota played on a Friday night because the Twins had a playoff game in the dome on Saturday. Lloyd Carr was, as usual, a disagreeable grouch about moving the game. I think he wanted to move the game to Ann Arbor.[/quote]

    Right it was Friday not Thursday, it was a few years ago. Carr was a real baby about it too. Moreover,Paterno simply said that there was no way Penn State was playing on a weeknight in Minnesota the last time it looked like the Twins were going to make the playoffs, it wound up not being an issue though.

  • Jason | August 29, 2007 at 10:50 am |

    Assuming that the baseball equipment from the museum was all from the same era, I found it surprising that the shin guard design remains virtually unchanged to this day (as far as basic style is concern) while the catcher’s mitt reminds me of this.

  • Peter Wunsch | August 29, 2007 at 10:51 am |

    Map manufacturers sometimes put small, phony streets onto their maps

    I worked for a small publishing house in the late ’70’s and one of the authors intentionally out two phony facts into his book to catch plagiarizers. And then he sued Trivial Pursuit for using one of his bogus facts without permission.

  • DJ | August 29, 2007 at 10:51 am |

    In international competition you must wear numbers 1-15 though. That’s why “normal” numbers might not be issued.

    No, the only permissible numbers are 4-15. 1-3 aren’t permitted because they are used for referee’s signals.

  • Stuby | August 29, 2007 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”137841″]Map manufacturers sometimes put small, phony streets onto their maps

    I worked for a small publishing house in the late ’70’s and one of the authors intentionally out two phony facts into his book to catch plagiarizers. And then he sued Trivial Pursuit for using one of his bogus facts without permission.[/quote]
    In the biz, they’re called ‘map-traps’.

  • todd krevanchi | August 29, 2007 at 10:58 am |

    [quote comment=”137824″]Those USA Basketball unis have some issues

    1: Players aren’t wearing their normal numbers.

    2: The USA logo over the name plate is serious overkill and very oldfashioned.

    3: The swoosh is on the front!

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! :([/quote]

    a. usa basketball issues numbers 4-15 and not 1-15. international rules are 12 man rosters.

    b. im assuming when you say players cant wear their normal numbers in international competition, you mean, their nba numbers. because their usa basketball numbers are their normal numbers for usa basketball. however provided their nba numbers fall in the 4-15 range players can absolutely do so. jason kidd and carmelo anthony do.

  • ScottyJ in WV | August 29, 2007 at 10:59 am |

    Saw this story about the Univ. of Montana Grizzlies getting new uniforms for the upcoming season, but there’s no pictures.

    Anyone might know where to look at those?

  • Dan | August 29, 2007 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”137790″]about the protective cups: I heard on TV from a few NFL players that some generally don’t wear them because they get in the way. In a sport that has so much contact, I couldn’t believe this. Could it be true?[/quote]

    When I played QB or RB in high school, I always wore a cup…because the contact could come from anywhere. (Often lineman or LBs coming in toward the lower parts of the body).

    When I played DB or WR, I didn’t wear one. Less risk of getting hit there. You figure a DB is DOING the hitting, so isn’t probably gonig to take one in the boys…and a WR is getting hit higher, usually.

  • Shaftman | August 29, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”137842″]In international competition you must wear numbers 1-15 though. That’s why “normal” numbers might not be issued.

    No, the only permissible numbers are 4-15. 1-3 aren’t permitted because they are used for referee’s signals.[/quote]

    That’s right…my mistake. That’s what I get for trying to do a little work instead of focusing all thoughts and effort on UniWatch. Won’t happen again…I promise.

  • Sammy | August 29, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”137834″]

    They like it, most of the power conference teams won’t do it, the Big Ten flatly refuses to play on Thursday (I know, Michigan and Minnesota did once, but it was thing).

    [/quote]

    Actually, the Michigan/Minnesota game a few years back was on a Friday night, moved from Saturday due to the possibility of the Twins having a playoff game there on Saturday. (They didn’t make the playoffs)

    I think I was eleven or twelve, and I loved it. I got to stay up late, watch the whole game alone, without my parents or anyone bothering me, plus, Michigan set the record for biggest comeback in their history. I still like night games, even though it does go against the college football tradition.

  • Dane | August 29, 2007 at 11:08 am |

    I spent two glorious days in the UniWatch homeland – Brooklyn – watching the AVP beach volleyball tournament. And can I just say that I have no problem with this kind of swoosh-related logo creep.
    http://www.flickr.co...

    The swoosh kinda looks like a tilde above the A in her name.

  • Dan | August 29, 2007 at 11:09 am |

    Had to share with you all…apparently my loathing of the green QB dot on the helmets has finally gone beyond my wife’s tolerable limits.

    She’s put a cap on me. The other night, I said something about the green dot, and she turned to me and said, “Ok. That’s it. I’m not listening to this all season. I think the green dot sucks too. But you get one. One comment per game. That’s it. Get it off your chest…and then no more.”

    Stupid Green Dot.

  • possum | August 29, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    When I moved to catcher in Little League, I’ll never forget my coach pulling me aside with the bag of miscellaneous team equipment in it. He told me there was something besides the pads and mask I had to wear. He reached deep into the bag and pulled out an old cup with multiple holes in it, no jock or anything. I had to situate it around the goods for the game until I could get my own. But I tell ya, it didn’t take long before I knew why I was wearing it behind the plate.

  • steve | August 29, 2007 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”137844″][quote comment=”137841″]Map manufacturers sometimes put small, phony streets onto their maps

    I worked for a small publishing house in the late ’70’s and one of the authors intentionally out two phony facts into his book to catch plagiarizers. And then he sued Trivial Pursuit for using one of his bogus facts without permission.[/quote]
    In the biz, they’re called ‘map-traps’.[/quote]

    I was on a driving trip in Mississippi staying only on the small roads and followed one of those traps. The road ended at a bunch of guys on ATVs with rifles.

  • Jonathan | August 29, 2007 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”137823″][quote comment=”137781″]Also, on Thursday night, LSU faces off against VT.

    VT plays ECU this saturday and then they go off to LSU on the next thursday..[/quote]

    Does VT have a virtual monopoly on Thursday nights? I never understood why they always play then…[/quote]
    They aren’t playing LSU then!

  • Jonathan | August 29, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    Here

    Here is the schedule. They play two Thursday games later in the year but not against LSU

  • Jeremy | August 29, 2007 at 11:22 am |

    Regarding the whole cup issue, I remember reading in SI a few years ago that Torri Hunter does not believe in wearing them either.

  • Jonathan | August 29, 2007 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”137852″][quote comment=”137834″]

    [/quote]

    I still like night games, even though it does go against the college football tradition.[/quote]

    Since when are night games against tradition? Those noon games are the worst thing especially for the college students

  • Shaftman | August 29, 2007 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”137855″]When I moved to catcher in Little League, I’ll never forget my coach pulling me aside with the bag of miscellaneous team equipment in it. He told me there was something besides the pads and mask I had to wear. He reached deep into the bag and pulled out an old cup with multiple holes in it, no jock or anything. I had to situate it around the goods for the game until I could get my own. But I tell ya, it didn’t take long before I knew why I was wearing it behind the plate.[/quote]

    Ahhh….memories.
    .
    I remember having to go through the same thing. I still remember having to share the cup but we wore it outside our pants with the jock.

  • Pat | August 29, 2007 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”137847″][quote comment=”137824″]Those USA Basketball unis have some issues

    1: Players aren’t wearing their normal numbers.

    2: The USA logo over the name plate is serious overkill and very oldfashioned.

    3: The swoosh is on the front!

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! :([/quote]

    a. usa basketball issues numbers 4-15 and not 1-15. international rules are 12 man rosters.

    b. im assuming when you say players cant wear their normal numbers in international competition, you mean, their nba numbers. because their usa basketball numbers are their normal numbers for usa basketball. however provided their nba numbers fall in the 4-15 range players can absolutely do so. jason kidd and carmelo anthony do.[/quote]

    I have plenty of problems with the USA basketball uniforms, but the only complaint I have that agrees with yours is the swoosh on the front.

    The font choice is all wrong. I would have went with a rounded sans serif font. Probably something similar to what the steelers use for their numbers and nameplates.

    The periods in U.S.A. really bug me for some reason. It seems to be throwing the wordmark off center. I would definitely go without the period in the future. Maybe use that logo (which I love) like they did for the Dream Team (I refuse to call them the “original dream team”… they are the DREAM team).

    I would get rid of the white stripe down the side and change the U, S and A to white going down the side of the legs. Either that or continue the stripe up to the arm hole in the jersey. It looks dumb to have the stripe start at the waist.

    The names on the back are way too small. The letters look squatty. I would use a the same rounded sans serif font and either vertically arch or arc the letters.

    Finally, I always hated the one stripe that goes around the neckline and arm holes. I would have gone with a thick white stripe with a thinner red stripe in the middle, kind of like this (**sniff** I’ll miss you Al).

    Those uniforms have been bugging me for a while.

  • Broker75 | August 29, 2007 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”137853″]I spent two glorious days in the UniWatch homeland – Brooklyn – watching the AVP beach volleyball tournament. And can I just say that I have no problem with this kind of swoosh-related logo creep.
    http://www.flickr.co...

    The swoosh kinda looks like a tilde above the A in her name.[/quote]
    That’s one heck of a tight body, and ass. Oh yeah, I saw the welcomed swoosh too.

  • Stuby | August 29, 2007 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”137856″][quote comment=”137844″][quote comment=”137841″]Map manufacturers sometimes put small, phony streets onto their maps

    I worked for a small publishing house in the late ’70’s and one of the authors intentionally out two phony facts into his book to catch plagiarizers. And then he sued Trivial Pursuit for using one of his bogus facts without permission.[/quote]
    In the biz, they’re called ‘map-traps’.[/quote]

    I was on a driving trip in Mississippi staying only on the small roads and followed one of those traps. The road ended at a bunch of guys on ATVs with rifles.[/quote]
    That could’ve happened on any road in Mississippi.

  • Dane | August 29, 2007 at 11:34 am |

    [quote comment=”137864″][quote comment=”137852″][quote comment=”137834″]

    [/quote]

    I still like night games, even though it does go against the college football tradition.[/quote]

    Since when are night games against tradition? Those noon games are the worst thing especially for the college students[/quote]

    I believe in college football, “tradition” equals whatever the Big Ten used to do.

  • possum | August 29, 2007 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”137865″][quote comment=”137855″]When I moved to catcher in Little League, I’ll never forget my coach pulling me aside with the bag of miscellaneous team equipment in it. He told me there was something besides the pads and mask I had to wear. He reached deep into the bag and pulled out an old cup with multiple holes in it, no jock or anything. I had to situate it around the goods for the game until I could get my own. But I tell ya, it didn’t take long before I knew why I was wearing it behind the plate.[/quote]

    Ahhh….memories.
    .
    I remember having to go through the same thing. I still remember having to share the cup but we wore it outside our pants with the jock.[/quote]
    No, the one with 2 holes is what I ended up buying at the store. The other one had a lot of holes as I recall. I tried to find some pictures but all I got was a dirty feeling inside. What the hell are these guys modeling for?

  • Bouj | August 29, 2007 at 11:36 am |

    I’m wearing a cup in my cubicle as we speak…

    I completely agree with the being used to wearing a cup with baseball pants idea. I always wore one when I was younger (especially since I was an infielder), and now that I’m playing slow-pitch, I’m wearing one again. No way I’m taking a chance. I know too many ex-teammates that got jacked up with a wayward ball.

    None of the other guys on my team wear one. I just don’t get it. Even my friend’s husband (our 3B) just kind of shrugs his wife off when she tries to get him to wear a cup.

  • Dan | August 29, 2007 at 11:40 am |

    We often discuss supplementing sports equipment in other uniforms for other indutries…Speaking of which, I was just in an elevator in my office building and the DHL delivery woman had on a pair of Franklin batting gloves! The only thing that could have made it sweeter was if they were Red and Yellow to match the DHL shirt/logo, as opposed to Marron and Black. I was too excited to ask her why she wears them, but I will get the full scoop next time I am in the elevator with her!

    Probably tough to get them in Red and Yellow, I can’t think of any pro ball teams that were that combo! Any thoughts on this?

  • ScottyJ in WV | August 29, 2007 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”137850″][quote comment=”137790″]about the protective cups: I heard on TV from a few NFL players that some generally don’t wear them because they get in the way. In a sport that has so much contact, I couldn’t believe this. Could it be true?[/quote]

    When I played QB or RB in high school, I always wore a cup…because the contact could come from anywhere. (Often lineman or LBs coming in toward the lower parts of the body).

    When I played DB or WR, I didn’t wear one. Less risk of getting hit there. You figure a DB is DOING the hitting, so isn’t probably gonig to take one in the boys…and a WR is getting hit higher, usually.[/quote]

    I was a lineman when I played, and I never wore a cup. I always found one to be VERY restrictive and uncomfortable during play. It simply got in the way.

    However, there was one incident during practice. I was playing center that day and one of our coaches was demonstrating to one of our QBs how you need to “get under” center. Y’know, really get your hands “in there”. Well, Coach Young showed him alright. He slapped his top hand and in the process gave “the boys” a good smack. I wanted to curl up in a ball and pass out, but I still had work to do…..I had to snap the ball.

    Not a fun day.

  • JM Rempt | August 29, 2007 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”137809″]While playing legion ball, a kid standing on deck received a foul ball right in the happy place. He ended up going to the emergency room. He was one of those who didn’t understand why you would wear a cup if you were not catching. After that, EVERYONE on the team wore one.[/quote]

    When I started as a Little League ump, I didn’t wear a cup behind home plate for the first 2 games. 1 errant foul ball later and I rued my decision.

  • shadoquad | August 29, 2007 at 11:47 am |

    I’ve heard that because so many players in the NFL leave their protective cups off, a lot of those injuries where “he’s down and holding his leg, this can’t be good”, then two plays later it’s “And he’s back out on the field, what a miracle”, is because of this uniform exclusion and the contact of said game.

    If somebody has already posted this, I apologize. I didn’t read everyone’s posts.

  • Dan | August 29, 2007 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”137838″][quote comment=”137833″][quote comment=”137823″][quote comment=”137781″]Also, on Thursday night, LSU faces off against VT.

    VT plays ECU this saturday and then they go off to LSU on the next thursday..[/quote]

    Does VT have a virtual monopoly on Thursday nights? I never understood why they always play then…[/quote]
    It used to be that Louisville would play every day of the week but Saturday, seemed like.[/quote]

    The short answer is that it is totally a way for non-bcs conference teams to get on national tv.

    It turned into a tradition a Virginia Tech. The Big East uses it to showcase its teams because on Saturday nobody is going to watch Rutgers play South Florida no matter how dood they are. Pitt plays three or four weekday games this year, if they didn’t they likely would not be on TV at all, and thats a real quick way to kill your program.[/quote]

    And ESPN has agreements with leaues ACC, Big East, Mountain West…to show Thursday night games. (And I think Conf USA or the MAC have a Wed package, as well).

    If the “worldwide leader” is going to give your conference $$ for weeknight games…you take it.

    I just wish the Terps had a an off week before their Thursday nighter. They have to travel to Miami to play Florida International…and then turn around, come home, and have 5 days to prep for WVU…that blows.

  • Jason G. | August 29, 2007 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”137873″]We often discuss supplementing sports equipment in other uniforms for other indutries…Speaking of which, I was just in an elevator in my office building and the DHL delivery woman had on a pair of Franklin batting gloves! The only thing that could have made it sweeter was if they were Red and Yellow to match the DHL shirt/logo, as opposed to Marron and Black. I was too excited to ask her why she wears them, but I will get the full scoop next time I am in the elevator with her!

    Probably tough to get them in Red and Yellow, I can’t think of any pro ball teams that were that combo! Any thoughts on this?[/quote]

    Not too tough to get.

    http://store.softbal...

  • Anthony Verna | August 29, 2007 at 11:50 am |

    I disagree by saying that trademark law has gone too far. The team has been using the exact same color scheme in those stripes for over 90 years. That color scheme in those stripes is registered as a trademark. It’s no surprise that a sports team sells clothing in their color schemes. Normally, that’d be ok. If you sell a navy blue t-shirt with some white in it in the Bronx, the Yankees can’t really complain. If you sell a white shirt with navy blue pinstripes, you might have an issue.

    And that’s the key here, I’d argue. The color scheme with the stripes being in the same order shows that the source of the goods comes from the team and nobody else can sell it. It’s really a very narrow trademark, but marks are used to show the source of the goods is the same company.

  • JM Rempt | August 29, 2007 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”137832″]I was poiting out those Bengal uniform inconsistencies to my wife the last time they were on TV. She rolled her eyes and told me to “Go tell that Uni Something about it.”[/quote]

    HA! I get that from my wife too, all the time…she’s also threatened bodily harm if I ever mention how much I hate baggy MLB uniforms ever again….

  • Al Gruwell | August 29, 2007 at 11:57 am |

    The C.R. Kernels wore reproductions of those C.R. Bunnies uniforms (yes, they were wool) on quite possibly the hottest day on earth in 2006. Those poor kids were just melting in the heat.
    The reason that team way back in the turn of the 20th century was called the “Bunnies” was a play on the name of the town. Cedar Rapids become See Der Rabbits.
    I work for the Kernels, and the Hall of Fame in our souvenir shop is a must see.
    Also, there is a new collection displayed in the suite level.

  • Dan | August 29, 2007 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”137876″][quote comment=”137850″][quote comment=”137790″]about the protective cups: I heard on TV from a few NFL players that some generally don’t wear them because they get in the way. In a sport that has so much contact, I couldn’t believe this. Could it be true?[/quote]

    When I played QB or RB in high school, I always wore a cup…because the contact could come from anywhere. (Often lineman or LBs coming in toward the lower parts of the body).

    When I played DB or WR, I didn’t wear one. Less risk of getting hit there. You figure a DB is DOING the hitting, so isn’t probably gonig to take one in the boys…and a WR is getting hit higher, usually.[/quote]

    I was a lineman when I played, and I never wore a cup. I always found one to be VERY restrictive and uncomfortable during play. It simply got in the way.

    However, there was one incident during practice. I was playing center that day and one of our coaches was demonstrating to one of our QBs how you need to “get under” center. Y’know, really get your hands “in there”. Well, Coach Young showed him alright. He slapped his top hand and in the process gave “the boys” a good smack. I wanted to curl up in a ball and pass out, but I still had work to do…..I had to snap the ball.

    Not a fun day.[/quote]

    When I played JV ball, I was a back-up QB. I didn’t get along with the starting center. He would bring the ball back, as hard as he could, point first (instead of sideways, so I could grip the ball.) I guess he was trying to break my fingers or jam them or something. He and the guard (his best friend) got a real laugh out of it everytime he did it.

    I’d finally had enough, one day. I knew he didn’t wear a cup (when you’re that close, you know…unfortunately). So I called Down, Set, and pulled my hands out of the way on HUT. He brought the ball up, point first and impaled himself.

    I saw his butt kind of pop up, then he slowly fell forward onto his face, like a fallen tree. It was hilarious. I just said, “my bad. Thought I’d called it on ‘set'”

    Needless to say, he never brought that ball up point first again.

  • Mike | August 29, 2007 at 12:00 pm |

    My brother was a catcher in Legion ball; he wore a cup, but once a pitch that hit the plate and bounced up hit him in the cup and cracked it in two. He was STILL down for 10 minutes! Imagine if he hadn’t been wearing one!? I wouldnt be an uncle today.
    Slainte’
    Mike

    [quote comment=”137879″][quote comment=”137809″]While playing legion ball, a kid standing on deck received a foul ball right in the happy place. He ended up going to the emergency room. He was one of those who didn’t understand why you would wear a cup if you were not catching. After that, EVERYONE on the team wore one.[/quote]

    When I started as a Little League ump, I didn’t wear a cup behind home plate for the first 2 games. 1 errant foul ball later and I rued my decision.[/quote]

  • Dan | August 29, 2007 at 12:01 pm |

    Paul-

    I’ve had a post eaten twice. Can you fish it out?

    Thanks

  • Stuby | August 29, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    Near as I could figure without a calendar in front of me, Louisville will play 6 Sat. games, 4 Thurs. games and 2 Fri. games. Half their schedule is weekday games. Bizarre, but I get the whole midweek = exposure/money/recruits thing.

  • Chris | August 29, 2007 at 12:04 pm |

    I played linebacker and left tackle for my entire high school career and into college never wearing a cup and only paid for it once or twice on interception returns. Basically one hard block, one tackle, or one sprint and that cup is cutting into the side of your leg or in places far worse.

  • Anthony Verna | August 29, 2007 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”137897″]I played linebacker and left tackle for my entire high school career and into college never wearing a cup and only paid for it once or twice on interception returns. Basically one hard block, one tackle, or one sprint and that cup is cutting into the side of your leg or in places far worse.[/quote]

    Aren’t there better cup designs out there so this doesn’t happen?

  • B.G. | August 29, 2007 at 12:06 pm |

    My husband and I taught martial arts for ten years. Before any student was allowed into the sparring ring, we did the cup check with this. They learned real quick to answer honestly. My husband said the hardest he was ever hit in his “happy place” was by a 85 lb girl. He was wearing a cup and it still rocked his world. He said it was pretty hard to look like a macho sensei (wow, spanish and japanese in one sentence) with tears in his eyes!

  • BCrisp | August 29, 2007 at 12:07 pm |

    I started wearing a cup when I played soccer goalie because of a cleat to the groin. Now I wear those padded sliding shorts, and they provide some good protection for the boys.

  • Greg | August 29, 2007 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”137814″]I think that if you put on baseball pants every day for 15-20 years and wore a cup while playing, that it would feel uncomfortable to wear ball pants without a cup. I play slow-pitch, and I can’t put on ball pants without a cup on and feel right.

    I have heard that the vast majority of football players do not wear cups. Seems crazy to me. However, if an OF dives for a ball, a lot of times the cup will move over and hit your most sensitive spots. Maybe football players don’t wear them for that reason.[/quote]

    I know i could never wear a cup while playing football. It’s WAY too uncomfortable and restricting. I tried one back in like 6th grade when i started playing football and i ditched it after one day. I’m a soph in college now, still playing and i can say even with all the contact, i’ve never needed one. Yeah, you can take a shot there occasionally but it’s never like taking a fastball or line drive to the groin so most guys dont play with one.

  • Go Cyclones | August 29, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    When I was about four or five years old, my oldest brother was playing Little League baseball and had to wear a cup (league checked, and he was a catcher). Being the naive girl that I was, I thought that they wore a cup so they wouldn’t have to leave to go pee during the game…since you know, they never left the field to go to the bathroom, I just figured they peed in the cup and that was that.

  • Stuby | August 29, 2007 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”137903″]When I was about four or five years old, my oldest brother was playing Little League baseball and had to wear a cup (league checked, and he was a catcher). Being the naive girl that I was, I thought that they wore a cup so they wouldn’t have to leave to go pee during the game…since you know, they never left the field to go to the bathroom, I just figured they peed in the cup and that was that.[/quote]
    I love that reasoning. Wouldn’t it be great if that were the case!

  • B.G. | August 29, 2007 at 12:17 pm |

    Paul,

    I also had a entry eaten. Can you post it? If not, I’ll try again later.

    Thanks.

  • Trump1010 | August 29, 2007 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”137884″]I disagree by saying that trademark law has gone too far. The team has been using the exact same color scheme in those stripes for over 90 years. That color scheme in those stripes is registered as a trademark. It’s no surprise that a sports team sells clothing in their color schemes. Normally, that’d be ok. If you sell a navy blue t-shirt with some white in it in the Bronx, the Yankees can’t really complain. If you sell a white shirt with navy blue pinstripes, you might have an issue.

    And that’s the key here, I’d argue. The color scheme with the stripes being in the same order shows that the source of the goods comes from the team and nobody else can sell it. It’s really a very narrow trademark, but marks are used to show the source of the goods is the same company.[/quote]

    So anything that is based on the German flag is a trademark violation of that jersey? I don’t buy it…

  • gopherboy | August 29, 2007 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”137864″][quote comment=”137852″][quote comment=”137834″]

    [/quote]

    I still like night games, even though it does go against the college football tradition.[/quote]

    Since when are night games against tradition? Those noon games are the worst thing especially for the college students[/quote]

    I Whole-heartedly disagree. I like noon starts. You get up to tailgate at 7am after being out all night, go to game or keep tailgating and listen to it on the radio, leave after the game is over, take nap (maybe), then party saturday night. Plus it’s tradition. GO Gophers.

  • howie | August 29, 2007 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”137868″][quote comment=”137853″]I spent two glorious days in the UniWatch homeland – Brooklyn – watching the AVP beach volleyball tournament. And can I just say that I have no problem with this kind of swoosh-related logo creep.
    http://www.flickr.co...

    The swoosh kinda looks like a tilde above the A in her name.[/quote]
    That’s one heck of a tight body, and ass. Oh yeah, I saw the welcomed swoosh too.[/quote]
    I honestly never noticed any logo creep the first time I saw that photo! Bravo!

  • Marty Met | August 29, 2007 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”137906″][quote comment=”137884″]I disagree by saying that trademark law has gone too far. The team has been using the exact same color scheme in those stripes for over 90 years. That color scheme in those stripes is registered as a trademark. It’s no surprise that a sports team sells clothing in their color schemes. Normally, that’d be ok. If you sell a navy blue t-shirt with some white in it in the Bronx, the Yankees can’t really complain. If you sell a white shirt with navy blue pinstripes, you might have an issue.

    And that’s the key here, I’d argue. The color scheme with the stripes being in the same order shows that the source of the goods comes from the team and nobody else can sell it. It’s really a very narrow trademark, but marks are used to show the source of the goods is the same company.[/quote]

    So anything that is based on the German flag is a trademark violation of that jersey? I don’t buy it…[/quote]

    Yes, but only if it is sold in New Zealand

  • Christopher | August 29, 2007 at 12:23 pm |

    Isn’t the Tony Stewart thing just a joke for their TV commercials? Does he actually wear those underarm patches during races?

  • Teebz | August 29, 2007 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”137904″][quote comment=”137903″]When I was about four or five years old, my oldest brother was playing Little League baseball and had to wear a cup (league checked, and he was a catcher). Being the naive girl that I was, I thought that they wore a cup so they wouldn’t have to leave to go pee during the game…since you know, they never left the field to go to the bathroom, I just figured they peed in the cup and that was that.[/quote]
    I love that reasoning. Wouldn’t it be great if that were the case![/quote]

    They have those. They’re called “Pampers”.

    Honestly, I am astounded by the amount of padding in diapers now a days compared to the old cloth diapers of yesteryear. I’m surprised that the NHL didn’t use them instead of the new Rbk hip protection system.

  • Jonathan | August 29, 2007 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”137907″][quote comment=”137864″][quote comment=”137852″][quote comment=”137834″]

    [/quote]

    I still like night games, even though it does go against the college football tradition.[/quote]

    Since when are night games against tradition? Those noon games are the worst thing especially for the college students[/quote]

    I Whole-heartedly disagree. I like noon starts. You get up to tailgate at 7am after being out all night, go to game or keep tailgating and listen to it on the radio, leave after the game is over, take nap (maybe), then party saturday night. Plus it’s tradition. GO Gophers.[/quote]

    See you are a Big Ten fan, while I live in the South and am SEC where our big game are always night games or later afternoon. So we agree to disagree

  • Greg V. | August 29, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    This article was posted today at Bengals.com and confirms that Carson Palmer and John Thorton will wear the captain’s C patch on their jerseys.

    http://www.bengals.c...

    It looks like Paul’s source was right.

    Between the green dots and the C, the Goodell era is being marred by uni clutter.

  • jesse | August 29, 2007 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”137882″][quote comment=”137838″][quote comment=”137833″][quote comment=”137823″][quote comment=”137781″]Also, on Thursday night, LSU faces off against VT.

    VT plays ECU this saturday and then they go off to LSU on the next thursday..[/quote]

    Does VT have a virtual monopoly on Thursday nights? I never understood why they always play then…[/quote]
    It used to be that Louisville would play every day of the week but Saturday, seemed like.[/quote]

    The short answer is that it is totally a way for non-bcs conference teams to get on national tv.

    It turned into a tradition a Virginia Tech. The Big East uses it to showcase its teams because on Saturday nobody is going to watch Rutgers play South Florida no matter how dood they are. Pitt plays three or four weekday games this year, if they didn’t they likely would not be on TV at all, and thats a real quick way to kill your program.[/quote]

    And ESPN has agreements with leaues ACC, Big East, Mountain West…to show Thursday night games. (And I think Conf USA or the MAC have a Wed package, as well).

    If the “worldwide leader” is going to give your conference $$ for weeknight games…you take it.

    I just wish the Terps had a an off week before their Thursday nighter. They have to travel to Miami to play Florida International…and then turn around, come home, and have 5 days to prep for WVU…that blows.[/quote]

    I love and hate ESPN in equal amounts at the same time. The money they bring to the table is good, and since I would watch college football 24/7 I really like weekday games, so long as Penn State doesn’t have to play them.

    The flip side is they dictate what games/teams/confrences are important, and college football, more than any other sport, is heavily influenced by this. If you are on the outside looling in at this, it is a tough if not impossible hurdle to overcome.

  • Jim | August 29, 2007 at 12:38 pm |

    I think anyone who doesn’t wear a cup is “nuts”.

  • Lake | August 29, 2007 at 12:40 pm |

    “(sorry, Bobby Hill, your card got botched during trimming and will have to be done over next week)”

    That boy(‘s card) ain’t right.

  • Doug | August 29, 2007 at 12:41 pm |

    Woke up and turned on computer. There’s my Uni Watch homepage with Hawkeye stuff all over it. Not the way for Uni Watch member and Iowa State Cyclone to start the day. With apologies to those outside the realm of this in-state rivalry.

  • Stuby | August 29, 2007 at 1:03 pm |

    This from today’s SF Chronicle about the Niners uniforms…

    The 49ers are considering playing all of the 2007 season in 1980s throwback jerseys and pants as a tribute to former coach and administrator Bill Walsh, who died July 30. “We’re in the process of looking at our uniform,” coach Mike Nolan said. “I’ll leave it alone at that.”

    Oh please, let it be true!

  • Broker75 | August 29, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

    I was in Chicago for the World Series the year the White Sox won. (I’m not a Chicago fan) so I asked ‘the people’ of Chi-Town if they were excited at all about the White Sox, they were, but a lot of them wished it were the Cubs. A taxi driver said it was a Bears/Cubs town, but he was a huge Blackhawks fan and cursed about their management. As per the White Sox in the World Series, the city was electric..but not as electric as it was last night when the Cubs beat the Brewers. 2 games up, and we are almost in September..

  • Jim | August 29, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”137796″]RE Red Faber’s caps, the one pictured in the second link is the cap the White Sox wore in the 1917 World Series. They wore special red white an blue uniforms because of WWI. And, of course, to sell as throwbacks to championship starved fans, which thankfully was fixed in 2005.[/quote]

    2005? I thought the White Sox fixed it in 1919!

  • Quint | August 29, 2007 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”137796″]RE Red Faber’s caps, the one pictured in the second link is the cap the White Sox wore in the 1917 World Series. They wore special red white an blue uniforms because of WWI. And, of course, to sell as throwbacks to championship starved fans, which thankfully was fixed in 2005.[/quote]
    I wonder if that 1917 World Series hat is the one Faber was wearing when he tried to steal third even though it was already occupied?

  • Patrick | August 29, 2007 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”137935″]I was in Chicago for the World Series the year the White Sox won. (I’m not a Chicago fan) so I asked ‘the people’ of Chi-Town if they were excited at all about the White Sox, they were, but a lot of them wished it were the Cubs. A taxi driver said it was a Bears/Cubs town, but he was a huge Blackhawks fan and cursed about their management. As per the White Sox in the World Series, the city was electric..but not as electric as it was last night when the Cubs beat the Brewers. 2 games up, and we are almost in September..[/quote]
    You didn’t go to the right part of town! If you had been on the southside you would have seen how wired this town was! Cubs fans, on the other hand, are very passe. If they beat the Brewers, great, if not, Oh well! For Sox fans, a tight pennant race like this is a matter of life and death!

    Anyways, Paul, about managers wearing a cup, I think it can be assumed that Ozzie Guillen doesn’t wear one. The reason I say this is because in his first home game in 2004 the White Sox had the “Venezuelan Connection” throw out a first pitch to Ozzie (that would be Chico Carasuell (forgive my spelling) and Luis Apparicio), when asked about it by reporters Ozzie said “Well, I hope they don’t bounce it, I’m not wearing a cup.”

  • 13monkeys | August 29, 2007 at 1:34 pm |

    Interesting angle on worst jerseys in this article:
    http://www.sportslin...

    Unlike your typical “Worst Jersey” article, this one explores the worst jerseys fans ever bought for themselves.

    I actually own a NY Giants Danny Kannell jersey but I bought it on ebay to wear as a joke at my Fantasy football draft.

  • Johnny O | August 29, 2007 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”137798″]Oh, and on the subject of protective cups…

    I play baseball in an adult league, and wear a cup when I pitch. Just about everyone on the team doesn’t get it. I just can’t set foot on a baseball field without one on.[/quote]
    When I was in high school I remember there was a girl in little league who was really good. She was about a foot taller than everyone else and she played catcher. During their championship game the opposing coach handed a rule book to to the umpire which was opened to the page that stated the catcher must wear a cup to participate in competition. Well, the coach did this on purpose because he knew the girl didn’t wear a cup, and they didn’t have one available because she had been the only catcher the whole year. She she couldn’t play catcher in the championship game.

    In my opinion it was kind of a stupid move by the coach, and kind of a dumb rule to begin with. (not a dumb rule that a catcher has to wear a cup, but dumb because she is a girl!) It was revised the next year. In conclusion, I am pretty sure they make supporters for girls/women… in which I don’t understand. Any females out there want to explain that to me.

  • Frank Mercogliano | August 29, 2007 at 1:39 pm |

    I was wondering when the esteemed Al Gruwell would chime in….without speaking out of turn, I’m sure Al would gladly give that Cedar Rapids tour himself! Great guy!!!

    Al and I swapped…..he got an authentic 1992 Mets road jersey, I got a Marlins early 1990s BP jersey and a game worn Cedar Rapids Kernels jersey, the newest pride of my collection….vertically arched logo, double tackle twill stitching…the 100 year Minor League patch…freakin’ awesome.

    Frank

  • Broker75 | August 29, 2007 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”137793″]how do you jpg. a pic?[/quote]
    If I knew the answer to this, I would’ve posted it for this guy by now. I notice a lot of pics posted on here are stand alone pics, which makes a quicker download. correct? How do you get a pic from a site to make it so it doesn’t take 13 seconds to view the full image?

  • M | August 29, 2007 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”137822″]Ahh Waikato. I’m pretty sure they have the best jersey in all of rugby. Anyone else have any opinions on that?
    Toulouse may have the second best (black of course…).

    For worst, I think Stade Francais…and I’m not sure there’s any debate about that. How fucking horrendous. Ughhhh.[/quote]
    Which rugby team is this? I lived in Hamilton, New Zealand for 6 months and the huge team there was the Waikato Chiefs of the Super 14…As for watching rugby nothing beats seeing the All-Blacks live. The haka is one of a kind.

  • Stuby | August 29, 2007 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”137943″]Interesting angle on worst jerseys in this article:
    http://www.sportslin...

    Unlike your typical “Worst Jersey” article, this one explores the worst jerseys fans ever bought for themselves.

    I actually own a NY Giants Danny Kannell jersey but I bought it on ebay to wear as a joke at my Fantasy football draft.[/quote]
    I’m not a big jersey purchaser, but I do value my SF Giants-Darryl Strawberry T-Shirt.

  • Tom | August 29, 2007 at 1:46 pm |

    I can’t wait to see the Caribous jersey membership card. I wonder if there will be any unique ideas left for year two. Unless the switch is made to jersey fronts or some other idea.

  • Brandon | August 29, 2007 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”137916″]Isn’t the Tony Stewart thing just a joke for their TV commercials? Does he actually wear those underarm patches during races?[/quote]

    I honestly don’t know if Stewart has worn those patches on his fire suit. He only drives the #33 Old Spice car in the Busch Series. I just recently notices the commercials. I’m thinking if he did have them on the fire suit they’d probably have started right around the Chicago race in July
    the #33 car has 5 different drivers and 4 different sponsors so there is only 1 more race with Tony hopefully he’ll win and we’ll find out

    Guilty as Charged
    Fan of the left turn series*(with 2 weekends or right and left)

  • JM Rempt | August 29, 2007 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”137952″][quote comment=”137943″]Interesting angle on worst jerseys in this article:
    http://www.sportslin...

    Unlike your typical “Worst Jersey” article, this one explores the worst jerseys fans ever bought for themselves.

    I actually own a NY Giants Danny Kannell jersey but I bought it on ebay to wear as a joke at my Fantasy football draft.[/quote]
    I’m not a big jersey purchaser, but I do value my SF Giants-Darryl Strawberry T-Shirt.[/quote]

    I often proudly wear my XFL replica jerseys. Go Maniax!

  • TheMatt | August 29, 2007 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”137953″]I can’t wait to see the Caribous jersey membership card. I wonder if there will be any unique ideas left for year two. Unless the switch is made to jersey fronts or some other idea.[/quote]

    Paul’s admonition made me realize I hadn’t ponied up yet. Stupid work keeping me from what really matters: Uni Watch. Yes, I am the man requesting the greatest jersey of all time for my card. I too am waiting to see what this will look like…

  • DenverGregg | August 29, 2007 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”137953″]I can’t wait to see the Caribous jersey membership card. I wonder if there will be any unique ideas left for year two. Unless the switch is made to jersey fronts or some other idea.[/quote]
    NCAA, perhaps?

  • Perry | August 29, 2007 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”137834″][quote comment=”137823″][quote comment=”137781″]Also, on Thursday night, LSU faces off against VT.

    VT plays ECU this saturday and then they go off to LSU on the next thursday..[/quote]

    Does VT have a virtual monopoly on Thursday nights? I never understood why they always play then…[/quote]

    They like it, most of the power conference teams won’t do it, the Big Ten flatly refuses to play on Thursday (I know, Michigan and Minnesota did once, but it was thing).

    Its a great way to get on TV, and is probably a carry over from the Big East, which always plays weekday games. Since Tech is usually good, and since they fill Lane Stadium up on Thursdays (alot of teams can’t) they can do it whenever they want for the most part. It winds up being a pretty big advantage for them. Just ask Clemson.[/quote]

    The Mountain West used to do it a lot, but stopped in part because faculty hated it. Students treat it like a 4-day weekend, and Thursday-Friday classes become lost causes.

  • Dane | August 29, 2007 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”137953″]I can’t wait to see the Caribous jersey membership card. I wonder if there will be any unique ideas left for year two. Unless the switch is made to jersey fronts or some other idea.[/quote]

    I think with this group, there will be no shortage of new ideas.

    But let’s not forget those fine individuals who went with the official Uni Watch colors. They are the real individuals. The whole group of ’em.

  • brotz | August 29, 2007 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”137961″][quote comment=”137953″]I can’t wait to see the Caribous jersey membership card. I wonder if there will be any unique ideas left for year two. Unless the switch is made to jersey fronts or some other idea.[/quote]

    I think with this group, there will be no shortage of new ideas.

    But let’s not forget those fine individuals who went with the official Uni Watch colors. They are the real individuals. The whole group of ’em.[/quote]
    So you’re saying if I requested colors other than these uniwatch colors, my money will by accepted but not appreciated? real nice.

  • Bryan | August 29, 2007 at 2:13 pm |

    A couple of days ago, I remember seeing a screencap of what was supposedly the Leafs new jersey, but I can’t find it to share the awfulness with my brother. Does anyone have it? Much thanks.

  • Dane | August 29, 2007 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”137964″][quote comment=”137961″][quote comment=”137953″]I can’t wait to see the Caribous jersey membership card. I wonder if there will be any unique ideas left for year two. Unless the switch is made to jersey fronts or some other idea.[/quote]

    I think with this group, there will be no shortage of new ideas.

    But let’s not forget those fine individuals who went with the official Uni Watch colors. They are the real individuals. The whole group of ’em.[/quote]
    So you’re saying if I requested colors other than these uniwatch colors, my money will by accepted but not appreciated? real nice.[/quote]

    Nope. The exact opposite, actually. We get too carried away with the card designs and forget that everyone supports the site.

  • Shadeymonk | August 29, 2007 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”137965″]A couple of days ago, I remember seeing a screencap of what was supposedly the Leafs new jersey, but I can’t find it to share the awfulness with my brother. Does anyone have it? Much thanks.[/quote]

    http://bp3.blogger.c...

  • Bryan | August 29, 2007 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”137970″][quote comment=”137965″]A couple of days ago, I remember seeing a screencap of what was supposedly the Leafs new jersey, but I can’t find it to share the awfulness with my brother. Does anyone have it? Much thanks.[/quote]

    http://bp3.blogger.c...

    Absolutely terrible, just like I remembered. Thank you, kind sir

  • Sage Confucius | August 29, 2007 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”137834″][quote comment=”137823″][quote comment=”137781″]Also, on Thursday night, LSU faces off against VT.

    VT plays ECU this saturday and then they go off to LSU on the next thursday..[/quote]

    Does VT have a virtual monopoly on Thursday nights? I never understood why they always play then…[/quote]

    They like it, most of the power conference teams won’t do it, the Big Ten flatly refuses to play on Thursday (I know, Michigan and Minnesota did once, but it was thing).

    Its a great way to get on TV, and is probably a carry over from the Big East, which always plays weekday games. Since Tech is usually good, and since they fill Lane Stadium up on Thursdays (alot of teams can’t) they can do it whenever they want for the most part. It winds up being a pretty big advantage for them. Just ask Clemson.[/quote]

    Clemson can fill up the stadium on Thursday nights because there is NOTHING else to do within an hour’s drive. It’s a fun place to watch games though, if you can get over the nauseating sea of orange. GO COCKS!

  • Brooks | August 29, 2007 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”137904″][quote comment=”137903″]When I was about four or five years old, my oldest brother was playing Little League baseball and had to wear a cup (league checked, and he was a catcher). Being the naive girl that I was, I thought that they wore a cup so they wouldn’t have to leave to go pee during the game…since you know, they never left the field to go to the bathroom, I just figured they peed in the cup and that was that.[/quote]
    I love that reasoning. Wouldn’t it be great if that were the case![/quote]

    Embarassingly enough, when I was about 9 years old, I was playing little league I tested this theory. I really needed to go, and the game was only an inning from being over, so I figured if I went, it would just be held in the cup, I soon found out how wrong I was. My white pants were covered in pee. My mother was mortified.

    On another note, I was a catcher for baseball, lineman in highschool and college football, and an umpire for baseball and softball, and through all of my teen years, and up to now in my mid twentys I still have not worn a cup. They are just way to uncomfortable for me. In college as a center I had an occasional mishap, but it was better than the constant uncomfort.

  • Joe | August 29, 2007 at 2:27 pm |

    With todays technology, there is no excuse for not wearing a cup. I played 8 years of lacrosse, which is faster then football, no stop running, and 3 years of hockey. famous mouth guard company ShockDoctor no produced a set of compression shorts with what amounts to a built-in jock. The cup is made of carbon fiber and plasic with a gel rim, and i dont ever notice it when im playing lacrosse. My hockey cup is metal, and thats a little noticeable. The shape of the cup is no longer rounded at the bottom but pointed so it fits better when you run.

  • Sammy | August 29, 2007 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”137950″][quote comment=”137793″]how do you jpg. a pic?[/quote]
    If I knew the answer to this, I would’ve posted it for this guy by now. I notice a lot of pics posted on here are stand alone pics, which makes a quicker download. correct? How do you get a pic from a site to make it so it doesn’t take 13 seconds to view the full image?[/quote]

    Well, if the image you want to show is online, all you have to do is left click on the image, and select “View Image.” In most cases, this will load the image only. Then, you copy the URL of the image, put it in the link tags, and submit your post.

    As for the original question, JPEG is just one of the many encoding formats for digital images. Almost all images are either JPEG and GIF, because they work universally. For Uni Watch images, you are probably stuck with whatever format the website chooses.

  • Robert | August 29, 2007 at 2:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”137864″][quote comment=”137852″][quote comment=”137834″]

    [/quote]

    I still like night games, even though it does go against the college football tradition.[/quote]

    Since when are night games against tradition? Those noon games are the worst thing especially for the college students[/quote]

    I always loved the early game times. Go to a “kool-aid” party at 9:00 a.m., head over to the game, attend the game, go home for a nap, return to the bars at around 6:00 p.m. Good times.

  • Sage Confucius | August 29, 2007 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”137944″][quote comment=”137798″]Oh, and on the subject of protective cups…

    I play baseball in an adult league, and wear a cup when I pitch. Just about everyone on the team doesn’t get it. I just can’t set foot on a baseball field without one on.[/quote]
    When I was in high school I remember there was a girl in little league who was really good. She was about a foot taller than everyone else and she played catcher. During their championship game the opposing coach handed a rule book to to the umpire which was opened to the page that stated the catcher must wear a cup to participate in competition. Well, the coach did this on purpose because he knew the girl didn’t wear a cup, and they didn’t have one available because she had been the only catcher the whole year. She she couldn’t play catcher in the championship game.

    In my opinion it was kind of a stupid move by the coach, and kind of a dumb rule to begin with. (not a dumb rule that a catcher has to wear a cup, but dumb because she is a girl!) It was revised the next year. In conclusion, I am pretty sure they make supporters for girls/women… in which I don’t understand. Any females out there want to explain that to me.[/quote]

    There is a type of protector that girls can wear. It’s usually built into compression shorts and isn’t solid. More along the lines of firm padding. I can tell you from experience as a fast pitch catcher that it hurts like hell to get hit there. It may not do as much damage as to the men, but the pain is still horrible.

  • Al Gruwell | August 29, 2007 at 2:47 pm |

    Frank,
    Thanks for the big ups! Glad to hear you like the jersey.
    I will gladly tour anyone through the CR baseball Hall of Fame anytime any Uni-Watchers get through Eastern Iowa. Frank has the contact info.
    Regarding cups, let me add my two, uh, cents.
    I umpired for 15 years, played the high school sports, etc., and always had discomfort with cups. I tried a banana cup (which is pointed and covers the taint area), and will never wear anything else. I wear it for hockey, and it never gives me any trouble. Try it, you’ll like it.

  • Marty Met | August 29, 2007 at 2:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”137972″][quote comment=”137970″][quote comment=”137965″]A couple of days ago, I remember seeing a screencap of what was supposedly the Leafs new jersey, but I can’t find it to share the awfulness with my brother. Does anyone have it? Much thanks.[/quote]

    http://bp3.blogger.c...

    Absolutely terrible, just like I remembered. Thank you, kind sir[/quote]

    The worst part is CBC uses the word jersey, not sweater. uggggggggggggggh.

  • hott rodd | August 29, 2007 at 2:56 pm |

    from Simmons’ article on Page 2
    “Most Tampa fans either buy blank jerseys or jerseys with their own names on the back. That’s really the ultimate sign that your team needs to move or fold – fans wearing blank jerseys. ”
    includes the picture as evidence
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • Taha | August 29, 2007 at 2:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”137790″]about the protective cups: I heard on TV from a few NFL players that some generally don’t wear them because they get in the way. In a sport that has so much contact, I couldn’t believe this. Could it be true?[/quote]

    Some of my college friends played in the NFL, and it’s absolutely true. Few if any players wear a cup. They will wear a jock strap, but no cup. there will be some players who do wear a cup, and they are usually pretty noticeable. I think there was a punter for the Raiders who did, Jeff Gossett perhaps?

  • jesse | August 29, 2007 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”137973″][quote comment=”137834″][quote comment=”137823″][quote comment=”137781″]Also, on Thursday night, LSU faces off against VT.

    VT plays ECU this saturday and then they go off to LSU on the next thursday..[/quote]

    Does VT have a virtual monopoly on Thursday nights? I never understood why they always play then…[/quote]

    They like it, most of the power conference teams won’t do it, the Big Ten flatly refuses to play on Thursday (I know, Michigan and Minnesota did once, but it was thing).

    Its a great way to get on TV, and is probably a carry over from the Big East, which always plays weekday games. Since Tech is usually good, and since they fill Lane Stadium up on Thursdays (alot of teams can’t) they can do it whenever they want for the most part. It winds up being a pretty big advantage for them. Just ask Clemson.[/quote]

    Clemson can fill up the stadium on Thursday nights because there is NOTHING else to do within an hour’s drive. It’s a fun place to watch games though, if you can get over the nauseating sea of orange. GO COCKS![/quote]

    I actualy singled out Clemson because they got whipped by Virginia Tech in Blacksburg on a Thursday night last season.

  • Shaftman | August 29, 2007 at 3:03 pm |

    Cup conversation (cont.)

    Yes, always wore a cup while catching. Was slightly uncomfortable but a whole lot better than the alternative.

    The sport that I had to design some padding for was an unusual one. I was a springboard diver in college (1m and 3m) and trust me when I tell you that there is no pain worse on the planet than smacking your “twigs and berries” on water from 4 or 5 meters up (adding the jump to the board). I ended up purchasing a used wetsuit and sewed in a little padding for my practice suits.

  • John | August 29, 2007 at 3:03 pm |

    The shape of the cup is no longer rounded at the bottom but pointed so it fits better when you run.

    Even though I’m sure it does work, the idea of having a point piece of plastic or metal in that area is a little scarey.

  • BurghFan | August 29, 2007 at 3:08 pm |

    Since when are night games against tradition?

    Since college football predates lights at stadiums…

    There’s nothing wrong with night games (at least before winter, which is more an NFL problem), but it would be nice if starting times were more standard instead of television pushing them all over the clock.

  • Stuby | August 29, 2007 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”137990″]from Simmons’ article on Page 2
    “Most Tampa fans either buy blank jerseys or jerseys with their own names on the back. That’s really the ultimate sign that your team needs to move or fold – fans wearing blank jerseys. ”
    includes the picture as evidence
    http://sports.espn.g...
    The rest of that ‘photo album’ is pretty hilarious. I still can’t believe the Giants almost moved to that dump in ’93.

  • MJ | August 29, 2007 at 3:10 pm |

    This may be a good reason to wear a cup in football.

  • Paul Lukas | August 29, 2007 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”137905″]Paul,

    I also had a entry eaten. Can you post it? If not, I’ll try again later.

    Thanks.[/quote]

    I’ve taken care of this, and Dan’s too. But listen: I sometimes go hours without checking the comments. If you want me to rescue a post, e-mail me — it’s faster, and doesn’t clutter up the comments.

  • Ron | August 29, 2007 at 3:14 pm |

    Below from today’s San Francisco Chronicle, last paragraph in article.

    The 49ers are considering playing all of the 2007 season in 1980s throwback jerseys and pants as a tribute to former coach and administrator Bill Walsh, who died July 30. “We’re in the process of looking at our uniform,” coach Mike Nolan said. “I’ll leave it alone at that.”

  • Ron | August 29, 2007 at 3:16 pm |

    RE: 49er uniforms, Linked here.

  • Teebz | August 29, 2007 at 3:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”137986″]
    The worst part is CBC uses the word jersey, not sweater. uggggggggggggggh.[/quote]

    They’re no longer sweaters. They haven’t been sweaters since they stopped making them out of wool.

  • Mike Edgerly | August 29, 2007 at 3:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”137996″]Since when are night games against tradition?

    Since college football predates lights at stadiums…

    There’s nothing wrong with night games (at least before winter, which is more an NFL problem), but it would be nice if starting times were more standard instead of television pushing them all over the clock.[/quote]
    I noticed that Colorado St. – Colorado has a start time of 10AM MDT on Saturday. Breakfast with the Buffaloes anyone? Also WKU at Florida kicks of at 12:30 at Florida Field. Lincoln Financial Sports had them move the kickoff from 6PM. You’d think that the defending National Champs would have more clout than that.

    As for the NFL, I have to begin my training for the two 1Pm kickoffs that the Bucs have in September…

  • Paul Lukas | August 29, 2007 at 3:21 pm |

    Short-notice invitation: Scott Turner and I are heading up to Binghamton tomorrow to catch a B-Mets game. If there are any Binghamton-area readers who’d like to say hello, we’ll should be stopping by Sharkey’s (corner of Clinton and Glenwood) for beer and spiedies in the late afternoon. Probably be there roughly from 4:30 to 6:00.

    If anyone can’t make it to Sharkey’s but wants to join us at the game, e-mail me and I’ll tell you how to find us.

  • jesse | August 29, 2007 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”137996″]Since when are night games against tradition?

    Since college football predates lights at stadiums…

    There’s nothing wrong with night games (at least before winter, which is more an NFL problem), but it would be nice if starting times were more standard instead of television pushing them all over the clock.[/quote]

    See there you are totally wrong.

    You can watch college football from 11:30 in the morning until midnight (much later if Hawaii is playing, which is just frigging fantastic), and there are always be at least two games on because of the staggered start times. Most weekends there are at least three, (three!), games that start at or after 10:00. On Saturdays, even without pay-per-view, you can see between 20 and 30 games.

    With the NFL you get usually only get two games with a one o’clock start (75% of the league is playing though). In Pittsburgh, you only get one game while the Steelers play, because the other network just shows paid programming. After the 1:00 start your best case scenario is choice of two games at four, followed by one (usually crappy) game at eight. On Sunday your best hope is for five televised games, which are pretty much all on at the same time.

    You can argue about whether college football is better than pro football all you want, but if you combine DirecTV with ESPN GamePlan, Saturdays are a veritable orgy of football. The NFL has it far too structured, they have already decided which game you want to watch, and if you are free to disagree for only four easy payments of $54.

  • Marty Met | August 29, 2007 at 3:33 pm |

    You can watch the Canucks sweater unveiling live on there website.

  • Drew from AU | August 29, 2007 at 3:34 pm |

    i love the way we have football all weekend, but as an Auburn student, I speak for many of us when I say that I hate day games before October. It is a thousand degrees and you have to wake up to start drinking at like 5 a.m. I say give us more 6 p.m.

  • ScottyJinWV | August 29, 2007 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”137954″][quote comment=”137916″]Isn’t the Tony Stewart thing just a joke for their TV commercials? Does he actually wear those underarm patches during races?[/quote]

    I honestly don’t know if Stewart has worn those patches on his fire suit. He only drives the #33 Old Spice car in the Busch Series. I just recently notices the commercials. I’m thinking if he did have them on the fire suit they’d probably have started right around the Chicago race in July
    the #33 car has 5 different drivers and 4 different sponsors so there is only 1 more race with Tony hopefully he’ll win and we’ll find out

    Guilty as Charged
    Fan of the left turn series*(with 2 weekends or right and left)[/quote]

    I’m not 100% sure, but I’m pretty sure that the armpit thing is just a clever commercial.

    You can’t ever tell completely when your talking about advertising and NASCAR. :0)

  • ScottyJinWV | August 29, 2007 at 3:36 pm |

    Sat. college football all day (and night)= teh awsomest

  • jesse | August 29, 2007 at 3:37 pm |

    Incidently, and this is not a plug, nor is this my website, but, if your interested, this website has the scores of pretty much every college football game played in the last 110 years.

    college football historical scores

  • Seth H | August 29, 2007 at 3:38 pm |

    The worst part is CBC uses the word jersey, not sweater. uggggggggggggggh.

    They’re no longer sweaters. They haven’t been sweaters since they stopped making them out of wool.

    I used to be a purist on the “sweater” issue. Then I went to the Hockey Hall of Fame last week where all modern tops are identified as “jerseys.” If it is good enough for the IIHOF, it is good enough for me.

  • Kerry | August 29, 2007 at 3:38 pm |

    WTF!!?!?!? My post was eaten….let’s try that again:

    [quote comment=”137849″]Saw this story about the Univ. of Montana Grizzlies getting new uniforms for the upcoming season, but there’s no pictures.

    Anyone might know where to look at those?[/quote]
    **ATTENTION ScottyJ in WV**
    University of Montana football jerseys:
    HOME | AWAY

    Personally, I really like them. But I also like the stripes on the shoulders (much more that stripes that go completely around the sleeve.

  • Stuby | August 29, 2007 at 3:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”138007″][quote comment=”137996″]Since when are night games against tradition?

    Since college football predates lights at stadiums…

    There’s nothing wrong with night games (at least before winter, which is more an NFL problem), but it would be nice if starting times were more standard instead of television pushing them all over the clock.[/quote]
    I noticed that Colorado St. – Colorado has a start time of 10AM MDT on Saturday.

    Breakfast with the Buffaloes anyone? Also WKU at Florida kicks of at 12:30 at Florida Field. Lincoln Financial Sports had them move the kickoff from 6PM. You’d think that the defending National Champs would have more clout than that.

    As for the NFL, I have to begin my training for the two 1Pm kickoffs that the Bucs have in September…[/quote]
    Having grown up on the West Coast, I was accustomed to NFL games starting at 10AM. I now live in the Central time zone and the wait til Noon kills me. It was also nice to have MNF start at 6PM (I believe its 5 on the West Coast now).

  • hott rodd | August 29, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    Someone is asleep at the switch over there at yahoo.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Its not like he signed with the dodgers last minute..

  • Jim | August 29, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

    Darn internet safeguards at work! Won’t let me in … maybe someone else will have better luck.

    http://canucks.nhl.c...

  • possum | August 29, 2007 at 3:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”138008″]Short-notice invitation: Scott Turner and I are heading up to Binghamton tomorrow to catch a B-Mets game. If there are any Binghamton-area readers who’d like to say hello, we’ll should be stopping by Sharkey’s (corner of Clinton and Glenwood) for beer and spiedies in the late afternoon. Probably be there roughly from 4:30 to 6:00.

    If anyone can’t make it to Sharkey’s but wants to join us at the game, e-mail me and I’ll tell you how to find us.[/quote]
    Man if I didn’t live 9 hrs south I’d be all over that. Enjoy those Spiedies, I have to order the sauce on the web.

  • Dane | August 29, 2007 at 3:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”138013″]You can watch the Canucks sweater unveiling live on there website.[/quote]

    NO! NO! NO! They added a radially-arched VANCOUVER above the Orca whale. It looks terrible!

  • Seth H | August 29, 2007 at 3:49 pm |

    The Canucks’ home jerseys say “Vancouver” on them. Just in case their fans forgot where they are?

  • chris | August 29, 2007 at 3:50 pm |

    canucks new jersey? mash-up of old colors and the orca whale.

  • Sage Confucius | August 29, 2007 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”138026″][quote comment=”138013″]You can watch the Canucks sweater unveiling live on there website.[/quote]

    NO! NO! NO! They added a radially-arched VANCOUVER above the Orca whale. It looks terrible![/quote]

    First of all I hate the orca. But, that being said, if they had just left the ‘VANCOUVER’ off the front they would have been great. And why is it so freaking huge?!!?

  • Dane | August 29, 2007 at 3:52 pm |

    Canucks jerseys are also using the same skinny numbers and letter that were on the All-Star jerseys.

  • Tim D | August 29, 2007 at 3:54 pm |

    yeah….the new Vancouver uni’s are a disappointment…and the stripe around the bottom of the sweater doesn’t follow the line of the sweater

  • Bryan | August 29, 2007 at 3:54 pm |

    Canucks’ jerseys themselves are OK…the hem looks like a hockey jersey, there’s no weird shoulder piping, apron stripes, etc., and the sleeves look good (esp. the stick/rink logo as a shoulder patch). Even the names/numbers look good.

    The problem is the main logo, which is, as rumored, still the orca. As bad as that is, worse is the fact that BOTH jerseys have a Vancouver wordmark above Free Willy, in a font as big as the name on the back! Nashville’s looks bad as small as it is, but at least it’s small and only on the road jersey. Why do the Canucks need this on both, and so large and obtrusive!??!

  • Broker75 | August 29, 2007 at 3:54 pm |

    Anybody have any idea what’s on the front of Mogilny’s jersey? You can see the Devils logo on the shoulder, and it looks like a Devils jersey, and who’s the team in the backround? My guess is an exhibition game.

  • Jeff W | August 29, 2007 at 3:54 pm |

    I was thinking that the radially arched Vancouver falls squarely on the stupid side of “good or stupid”, but the more I stare at it, the more it starts to look classic. I think I might like it, but can’t say for sure. Should have changed up that logo though.

  • Tim | August 29, 2007 at 3:55 pm |

    Though I’m born, raised and still live in San Diego, the Canucks are my favorite team in all of sports. I’m devastated right now. The “Vancouver” is terrible.

  • Stuby | August 29, 2007 at 3:56 pm |

    Any pics of the Canucks jerseys out there yet?

  • Chris Doran | August 29, 2007 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”138036″]Anybody have any idea what’s on the front of Mogilny’s jersey? You can see the Devils logo on the shoulder, and it looks like a Devils jersey, and who’s the team in the backround? My guess is an exhibition game.[/quote]
    That would be the Devil’s old AHL affiliate the Albany River Rats

  • Jason G. | August 29, 2007 at 3:58 pm |

    There was a photoshop job someone posted a few weeks ago that actually fairly closely resembles these jerseys. The “Vancouver” is just completely unecessary and doesn’t look good at all.

  • Nuk | August 29, 2007 at 3:58 pm |

    Screencaps up here .

    And the “Vancouver” wordmark is a throwback to their WHL days when the jersey just said “CANUCKS” (radially arched) with their number beneath.

  • Dane | August 29, 2007 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”138036″]Anybody have any idea what’s on the front of Mogilny’s jersey? You can see the Devils logo on the shoulder, and it looks like a Devils jersey, and who’s the team in the backround? My guess is an exhibition game.[/quote]

    Albany River Rats – the NJ Devils AHL affiliate up until 2006. I’ll guess Alex was rehabbing his way back from an injury.

  • Luke Larson | August 29, 2007 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”138039″]Any pics of the Canucks jerseys out there yet?[/quote]

    small, but here’s one.

  • Shadeymonk | August 29, 2007 at 3:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”138045″][quote comment=”138039″]Any pics of the Canucks jerseys out there yet?[/quote]

    small, but here’s one.[/quote]

    http://nhllogos.blog...

  • Nuk | August 29, 2007 at 3:59 pm |
  • Marty Met | August 29, 2007 at 3:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”138036″]Anybody have any idea what’s on the front of Mogilny’s jersey? You can see the Devils logo on the shoulder, and it looks like a Devils jersey, and who’s the team in the backround? My guess is an exhibition game.[/quote]

    Albany River Rats

  • Teebz | August 29, 2007 at 3:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”138041″][quote comment=”138036″]Anybody have any idea what’s on the front of Mogilny’s jersey? You can see the Devils logo on the shoulder, and it looks like a Devils jersey, and who’s the team in the backround? My guess is an exhibition game.[/quote]
    That would be the Devil’s old AHL affiliate the Albany River Rats[/quote]

    The team in the back is the Rochester Americans.

  • Quint | August 29, 2007 at 4:00 pm |

    Damn! Esteban Loaiza was claimed off waivers by the Dodgers today. As an A’s fan, I’m pissed they apparently got nothing for him, but it also sucks from a Uni Watch perspective. After only 2 games, no more A’s logo stirrups! Maybe he can find a similar pair to wear in LA.

  • Shaeff | August 29, 2007 at 4:00 pm |

    I’ll weigh in here too…

    I played center for three years in HS and two in college. I never wore a cup. I can remember ONE incident where that was a problem. I was a junior in Spring practice and a freshman QB put his hands too far up in there and I smacked myself pretty good on the snap. Next play, the whole OL Ole’ blocked for said young QB. When he got out from under the whole D-Line, I set him straight.

  • Shadeymonk | August 29, 2007 at 4:05 pm |

    http://canucks.nhl.c...

    New Canucks jerseys on canucks.com

  • hott rodd | August 29, 2007 at 4:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”138052″]I’ll weigh in here too…

    I played center for three years in HS and two in college. I never wore a cup. I can remember ONE incident where that was a problem. I was a junior in Spring practice and a freshman QB put his hands too far up in there and I smacked myself pretty good on the snap. Next play, the whole OL Ole’ blocked for said young QB. When he got out from under the whole D-Line, I set him straight.[/quote]

    waiting for the “and today that QB is..”

  • Adam McCracken | August 29, 2007 at 4:11 pm |

    I am a huge Canucks fan and to everyone especiall Paul, Vince, Anyone who cares about uniforms, and anyone who cares that there used to be some respect for history in hockey I deeply apologize on behalf of the fan base. We did not want this. I am in cold sweats thinking about watching my team for the next ten years skating around looking like they are wearing childrens’ t shirts.
    They spent a lot of money for that and just from being on the boards for ten minutes I know how upset Canuck nation is.

  • Luke Larson | August 29, 2007 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”138042″]There was a photoshop job someone posted a few weeks ago that actually fairly closely resembles these jerseys. The “Vancouver” is just completely unecessary and doesn’t look good at all.[/quote]

    pretty close.

  • Luke Larson | August 29, 2007 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”138060″][quote comment=”138042″]There was a photoshop job someone posted a few weeks ago that actually fairly closely resembles these jerseys. The “Vancouver” is just completely unecessary and doesn’t look good at all.[/quote]

    pretty close.[/quote]

    whoops wrong link in clipboard. here’s what i meant to post.

  • Jim | August 29, 2007 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”138042″]There was a photoshop job someone posted a few weeks ago that actually fairly closely resembles these jerseys. The “Vancouver” is just completely unecessary and doesn’t look good at all.[/quote]

    Maybe they’re just trying to distract from the whale.

  • Kris McInnis | August 29, 2007 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”138014″]i love the way we have football all weekend, but as an Auburn student, I speak for many of us when I say that I hate day games before October. It is a thousand degrees and you have to wake up to start drinking at like 5 a.m. I say give us more 6 p.m.[/quote]

    Sigh…

  • Stuby | August 29, 2007 at 4:21 pm |

    I’m probably in the minority, but I kind of like the new Canucks gear. Like someone said before, no useless piping, no half sleeve-stripes, no apron strings, good color combo. I don’t even really mind the wordmark.

    I haven’t seen the back, though. Is there a different colored “Ree-Box” on the back of the neck with the logo?

  • skott | August 29, 2007 at 4:22 pm |

    i really like the Vancouver uniforms. i only saw the one pic on the website, but i loved it.

  • Stuby | August 29, 2007 at 4:27 pm |

    How come when NHL teams debut their uniforms, the players never have helmets on? Isn’t that part of the uniform? I mean, are the home Vancouver helmets going to be green or blue? I’m assuming blue, but who knows?

  • J Michaels | August 29, 2007 at 4:30 pm |

    This cup is WAY more comfortable than traditional ones because the edges are flexible.

    The brand name is XO.

  • DJ | August 29, 2007 at 4:30 pm |

    I’m probably in the minority, but I kind of like the new Canucks gear. Like someone said before, no useless piping, no half sleeve-stripes, no apron strings, good color combo. I don’t even really mind the wordmark.

    I haven’t seen the back, though. Is there a different colored “Ree-Box” on the back of the neck with the logo?

    No, it’s a traditional look in the back. The number font is the Canadian Olympic font from 2006.

    But for the “VANCOUVER” wordmark, would people find it better?

  • Luke Larson | August 29, 2007 at 4:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”138061″][quote comment=”138060″][quote comment=”138042″]There was a photoshop job someone posted a few weeks ago that actually fairly closely resembles these jerseys. The “Vancouver” is just completely unecessary and doesn’t look good at all.[/quote]

    pretty close.[/quote]

    whoops wrong link in clipboard. here’s what i meant to post.[/quote]

    here’s another concept that is really close.

  • Shaftman | August 29, 2007 at 4:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”138065″]I’m probably in the minority, but I kind of like the new Canucks gear. Like someone said before, no useless piping, no half sleeve-stripes, no apron strings, good color combo. I don’t even really mind the wordmark.

    I haven’t seen the back, though. Is there a different colored “Ree-Box” on the back of the neck with the logo?[/quote]

    I’m with you…the logo is not great, but it looks like a jersey should. Nice colors and patches on the shoulders. I don’t dislike the workdmark either. It could have been much much worse.

    Isn’t it sad that at this point we are just happy when something doesn’t completely suck?

  • Nuk | August 29, 2007 at 4:35 pm |

    I think once we get through the 13-year old’s “OMFG – they are the suxxors LOL!!1!1!!” comments on other message boards (some of the comments on canucks.com are a bit out there – as are on the ones one nhllogos.blogspot.com) – most people will find the uniform good – the colours work – there is no trendy vertical striping – or apron effect – no half-stripes – and the wordmark is a throwback – which is fine.

    I notice the shoulder patches are updated slightly – the stick is bigger – and at more of an angle than the old one. It’s also on the pants…

  • John | August 29, 2007 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”138074″][quote comment=”138065″]I’m probably in the minority, but I kind of like the new Canucks gear. Like someone said before, no useless piping, no half sleeve-stripes, no apron strings, good color combo. I don’t even really mind the wordmark.

    I haven’t seen the back, though. Is there a different colored “Ree-Box” on the back of the neck with the logo?[/quote]

    I’m with you…the logo is not great, but it looks like a jersey should. Nice colors and patches on the shoulders. I don’t dislike the workdmark either. It could have been much much worse.

    Isn’t it sad that at this point we are just happy when something doesn’t completely suck?[/quote]

    I have to agree here…If you don’t know what they looked like in the early 80’s…then I wouldn’t complain here.

  • E Ro | August 29, 2007 at 4:37 pm |

    i like canucks sweaters. The actually have large horizontal stripes like every team had just 15 years ago. The blue actually isnt navy or one of the other boring modern colors. I don’t like the orca, but i don’t mind the vancouver… All in all they should have just stuck with their alternate from last season. Still these are my favorite non-original six rbk edge.

  • John | August 29, 2007 at 4:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”138076″]I think once we get through the 13-year old’s “OMFG – they are the suxxors LOL!!1!1!!” comments on other message boards (some of the comments on canucks.com are a bit out there – as are on the ones one nhllogos.blogspot.com) – most people will find the uniform good – the colours work – there is no trendy vertical striping – or apron effect – no half-stripes – and the wordmark is a throwback – which is fine.

    I notice the shoulder patches are updated slightly – the stick is bigger – and at more of an angle than the old one. It’s also on the pants…[/quote]

    Well said….

  • Kevin | August 29, 2007 at 4:39 pm |

    Wow, those Canucks jerseys are bad. Well, the logo is bad, the jersey itself – colors, stripes, etc are pretty cool actually. That logo far outweighs the good, though.

  • Stuby | August 29, 2007 at 4:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”138072″]I’m probably in the minority, but I kind of like the new Canucks gear. Like someone said before, no useless piping, no half sleeve-stripes, no apron strings, good color combo. I don’t even really mind the wordmark.

    I haven’t seen the back, though. Is there a different colored “Ree-Box” on the back of the neck with the logo?

    No, it’s a traditional look in the back. The number font is the Canadian Olympic font from 2006.

    But for the “VANCOUVER” wordmark, would people find it better?[/quote]
    This font?

  • Orange and Blue | August 29, 2007 at 4:41 pm |

    Wow….I didn’t think they could make the Canucks uniform any more hideous….But there’s the proof.

  • Stuby | August 29, 2007 at 4:43 pm |

    Sorry, I meant to link this picture of Team Canada.

  • DenverGregg | August 29, 2007 at 4:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”138080″]Wow, those Canucks jerseys are bad. Well, the logo is bad, the jersey itself – colors, stripes, etc are pretty cool actually. That logo far outweighs the good, though.[/quote]
    The orca logo is still poor at best. The wordmark with the logo is more bizarre than throwback – particularly since the old wordmark was the nickname rather than the city name.

    Colors and striping are good, as is the secondary logo. Lack of puppet-strings even better.

    Next go-round (09 anyone?) they should bring back Johnny Canuck.

  • E Ro | August 29, 2007 at 4:54 pm |

    i’m assuming that the Canucks number and nameplate fonts are the same as their third throwback that they’ve worn the last couple of seasons, which is completely different from the hideous team canada nike swift font and the all star game last year.

  • possum | August 29, 2007 at 4:56 pm |

    I think the Nucks new duds are pretty badass. Aside from the fact that the orca is a lame logo, it gets an A from me. Nice horizontal stripes on the hem, sleeve stripes that go around the sleeve, and a vintage touch with the city name on top. Not to mention they went back to the cool color scheme.

    Wonder who the lucky guy is that got to wear Luongo’s mask in the photo shoot…

  • Mardi | August 29, 2007 at 4:56 pm |

    Here is some info on the pittsburgh penguins new jerseys 4th question down

  • Nuk | August 29, 2007 at 5:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”138089″]i’m assuming that the Canucks number and nameplate fonts are the same as their third throwback that they’ve worn the last couple of seasons, which is completely different from the hideous team canada nike swift font and the all star game last year.[/quote]

    The numbers and nameplate fonts are different than the third throwbacks last year. The numbers and letters are thinner (the nameplate is essentially a smaller version of the “Vancouver” wordmark. The numbers are more angular. You can sort of see it here.

  • E Ro | August 29, 2007 at 5:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”138095″][quote comment=”138089″]i’m assuming that the Canucks number and nameplate fonts are the same as their third throwback that they’ve worn the last couple of seasons, which is completely different from the hideous team canada nike swift font and the all star game last year.[/quote]

    The numbers and nameplate fonts are different than the third throwbacks last year. The numbers and letters are thinner (the nameplate is essentially a smaller version of the “Vancouver” wordmark. The numbers are more angular. You can sort of see it here.[/quote]

    oh you’re right, that’s too bad about the numbers, but could be worse.

  • Dan | August 29, 2007 at 5:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”137973″][quote comment=”137834″][quote comment=”137823″][quote comment=”137781″]Also, on Thursday night, LSU faces off against VT.

    VT plays ECU this saturday and then they go off to LSU on the next thursday..[/quote]

    Does VT have a virtual monopoly on Thursday nights? I never understood why they always play then…[/quote]

    They like it, most of the power conference teams won’t do it, the Big Ten flatly refuses to play on Thursday (I know, Michigan and Minnesota did once, but it was thing).

    Its a great way to get on TV, and is probably a carry over from the Big East, which always plays weekday games. Since Tech is usually good, and since they fill Lane Stadium up on Thursdays (alot of teams can’t) they can do it whenever they want for the most part. It winds up being a pretty big advantage for them. Just ask Clemson.[/quote]

    Clemson can fill up the stadium on Thursday nights because there is NOTHING else to do within an hour’s drive. It’s a fun place to watch games though, if you can get over the nauseating sea of orange. GO COCKS![/quote]

    I don’t mind when the Terps play a Thursday nighter on the road…but those home Thursday night games are a real b*tch for those of us in the DC Metro area. DC Beltway traffic and that whole area that College Park is in is a MESS any weeknight. So you’re asking for an influx of THAT many cars right around the time that people are heading home from the office. A nightmare.

    But the good thing about a Terps Thursday night home game…usually brings out the black jerseys!

  • Mike | August 29, 2007 at 5:14 pm |

    Good article here:

    http://www.rockymoun...

    about how Tom Nalen of the Broncos likes to wear previously worn shoes of a teammate and that he never washed his practice uniform while at Boston College.

  • Dan | August 29, 2007 at 5:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”138103″]Good article here:

    http://www.rockymoun...

    about how Tom Nalen of the Broncos likes to wear previously worn shoes of a teammate and that he never washed his practice uniform while at Boston College.[/quote]

    At my high school, we had 2 linemen who didn’t wash their practice gear…EVER. They were trying to see who could get their stuff more funky…or who would give in and wash their stuff first. By the end of 2-a-days their gear was funky. By the 3rd week of the season…it was full-on disgusting. A smell that just filled the locker room.

    Finally, one day, we came in, and the coach had piled their crap in the middle of the room, poured Tide on it, and hit it with a hose.

  • JM Rempt | August 29, 2007 at 5:22 pm |

    I love late games personally. I live out on the West Coast and I love watching a good day of football capped off with USC at around 5 pm.

  • nif | August 29, 2007 at 5:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”138036″]Anybody have any idea what’s on the front of Mogilny’s jersey? You can see the Devils logo on the shoulder, and it looks like a Devils jersey, and who’s the team in the backround? My guess is an exhibition game.[/quote]

    that would be the Albany River Rats the Devils AHL Affiliate

  • C.J. | August 29, 2007 at 6:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”137924″]Woke up and turned on computer. There’s my Uni Watch homepage with Hawkeye stuff all over it. Not the way for Uni Watch member and Iowa State Cyclone to start the day.[/quote]

    Amen to that. Plus, one picture shows Troy Davis getting stuffed (bottom center). When does the Douglas/Nelson wing of the museum open?

  • muskiejim | August 29, 2007 at 6:29 pm |

    Scott Player, UniWatch’s favorite one-bar facemask wearing punter, was cut by the Cardinals today. His replacement? A guy named Mike Barr. How’s that for irony?

  • bj | August 29, 2007 at 6:55 pm |

    I could never wear a cup when I played football, lacrosse, or goalie in soccer. Football was never a problem, and I can’t think of ANYONE I played with who ever wore one. In lax, the defense and goalies wore them, because they were frequently pelted with shots; midfielders ran too much for even the most comfortable of cups. Soccer wasn’t a big deal, since a soccer ball is big enough to usually hit something else on your body before it hits your junk. Cleats though…

    Oh, and has anybody mentioned that it’s bloody hot for the boys? I couldn’t imagine wearing a cup when I was doing 2-a-days in HS in Miami during July and August. They’d boil…

  • Mark | August 29, 2007 at 6:58 pm |

    There was a particularly awful picture of Mitch Williams wearing a headband the other day in one of the Philly papers (unfortunately, I can’t find a link). He mentioned on the radio this morning that the “headband” was actually a sanitary sock.

  • Bill T. | August 29, 2007 at 7:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”138112″][quote comment=”138036″]Anybody have any idea what’s on the front of Mogilny’s jersey? You can see the Devils logo on the shoulder, and it looks like a Devils jersey, and who’s the team in the backround? My guess is an exhibition game.[/quote]

    that would be the Albany River Rats the Devils AHL Affiliate[/quote]

    The Rats were a long time Devils affiliate, but are now Carolina’s top club.

  • Kris McInnis | August 29, 2007 at 7:12 pm |

    “People like it when you’re topical.” — George Carlin

  • Bill T. | August 29, 2007 at 7:13 pm |

    Watching PTI tonight and Michael Wilbon was sporting a Cubs home uniform (old photo, I know). The trademark symbol under the “s” totally disrupts what would be a fine logo.

    This, to me is a bigger irritant than the Majestic logo on the sleeve. Both are unnecessary, but the Majestic logo isn’t embedded in the team’s logo.

  • Chris | August 29, 2007 at 7:15 pm |

    Re: Tony Stewart

    In college, I took some sports marketing classes, on one occasion we had a pro bass fisherman come in and talk to us about sponsorships, how they were attained, what the rules and regulations were, etc. Then he brought out a diagram of a human, covered in dashed lines like a butcher’s chart for cutting beef. Each demarcated area had a dollar amount labeled on it. He mentioned he hired a firm that specializes in calculating just how much each portion of his body was worth to advertise on, based on how much media attention he gets, and where cameras are more likely to be positioned and so on. Unfortunately, the armpits (as well as some other choice areas) weren’t included in that chart, I’d like to see what price was affixed to that.

    Oh, and yes I thought the whole thing was insane. Marketing is the science of the damned.

  • possum | August 29, 2007 at 7:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”138136″]Oh, and has anybody mentioned that it’s bloody hot for the boys? I couldn’t imagine wearing a cup when I was doing 2-a-days in HS in Miami during July and August. They’d boil…[/quote]
    Man I’d forgotten about baseball in the south. Your junk sweats like nobody’s business in a cup.

  • Howard | August 29, 2007 at 7:24 pm |

    I coached kid’s baseball and softball for 10 years and wore a cup. I often warmed up pitchers and their aim wasn’t always good.

  • marlowe | August 29, 2007 at 7:28 pm |

    Nice to see that the Cedar Rapids Bunnies uni display has been corrected (at my suggestion) from 1907 (which could not have been correct)to 1920’s. They have great stuff and they do want to get it right.

  • marlowe | August 29, 2007 at 7:31 pm |

    Those Faber caps look too good to be game worn and 90 years old – gotta be repros

  • Frankie | August 29, 2007 at 7:36 pm |

    One of the first things my highschool coach told us every season was to never wear a cup while playing football. According to him, if you got hit the right way, the cup could pinch part of your testicle and that, obviously, would feel real bad.

  • Josh | August 29, 2007 at 7:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”137951″][quote comment=”137822″]Ahh Waikato. I’m pretty sure they have the best jersey in all of rugby. Anyone else have any opinions on that?
    Toulouse may have the second best (black of course…).

    For worst, I think Stade Francais…and I’m not sure there’s any debate about that. How fucking horrendous. Ughhhh.[/quote]
    Which rugby team is this? I lived in Hamilton, New Zealand for 6 months and the huge team there was the Waikato Chiefs of the Super 14…As for watching rugby nothing beats seeing the All-Blacks live. The haka is one of a kind.[/quote]

    Waikato Chiefs are the Super 14 team that is comprised of the Waikato provincial team (the nicest jerseyes) and other nearby provinces. If I have the dates right (which I probably don’t), the Super 14 runs through the winter and the NPC is through the spring and summer. Thus, depending on when you were living there, people were probably fans of whoever was playing at the time.

  • Josh | August 29, 2007 at 7:46 pm |

    Wow, it seems like everyone’s completely split on the Canucks jersey. I personally liked it immediately. It’s pretty old school, and a breath of fresh air from all of the super flashy designs that most teams went with. I also like the “Vancouver”, for what that’s worth…nobody complains when the Yankees have “New York” on their jerseys…

  • muskiejim | August 29, 2007 at 8:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”138158″]Wow, it seems like everyone’s completely split on the Canucks jersey. I personally liked it immediately. It’s pretty old school, and a breath of fresh air from all of the super flashy designs that most teams went with. I also like the “Vancouver”, for what that’s worth…nobody complains when the Yankees have “New York” on their jerseys…[/quote]

    I also like the Canucks’ jerseys, but I don’t think you can compare them to the Yankees’ jerseys. The Yankees don’t have the interlocking NY and “NEW YORK” on the jersey at the same time.

  • Bryan | August 29, 2007 at 8:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”138163″][quote comment=”138158″]Wow, it seems like everyone’s completely split on the Canucks jersey. I personally liked it immediately. It’s pretty old school, and a breath of fresh air from all of the super flashy designs that most teams went with. I also like the “Vancouver”, for what that’s worth…nobody complains when the Yankees have “New York” on their jerseys…[/quote]

    I also like the Canucks’ jerseys, but I don’t think you can compare them to the Yankees’ jerseys. The Yankees don’t have the interlocking NY and “NEW YORK” on the jersey at the same time.[/quote]

    The Yankees also only have “NEW YORK” on their road jersey. The Canucks put the “VANCOUVER” on both jerseys.

    Just to throw it out there (and risk a backlash), would it be as bad if the home jersey said “CANUCKS” instead of “VANCOUVER”? Personally, I think the type is too big, but the change to nickname on the home jersey might make it a bit more palateable. What do you guys think?

  • Graham | August 29, 2007 at 8:34 pm |

    After a quick once over, I’d say the new Canucks number font is one used by the Russian hockey team at the 2006 Olympics. It definitely is not what Canada had.

    The Orca really sucks. If it’s a throwback to their old WCHL days, why not make it authentic and lose the front logo and replace with numbers, ala Harvard. That is the classiest look on any hockey jersey, anywhere. (Also, make the wordmark ‘CANUCKS’ on the home blues, and make them vertically arched, for pete’s sake.)

  • Leo | August 29, 2007 at 8:40 pm |

    On the day that Paul puts up yet another link to the engorged E that has been haunting Mark DeRosa this year, I’m proud to announce that during the Brewers-Cubs game right now, his home jersey is fixed! And it didn’t even take 5 months.

  • Wayne | August 29, 2007 at 9:23 pm |

    Hey Paul, I just read your write-up in this month’s GQ. Good job! I dig those Steelers retros!

  • BurghFan | August 29, 2007 at 9:42 pm |

    See there you are totally wrong.

    It depends…

    You can watch college football from 11:30 in the morning until midnight (much later if Hawaii is playing, which is just frigging fantastic), and there are always be at least two games on because of the staggered start times. Most weekends there are at least three, (three!), games that start at or after 10:00. On Saturdays, even without pay-per-view, you can see between 20 and 30 games.

    If you like vegging out all day watching all those games, that’s great. If you primarily follow one team, though, you’re better off knowing when they’re going to play, rather than having it vary at television’s whim. This matters even more if you’re actually going to the game.

    With the NFL you get usually only get two games with a one o’clock start (75% of the league is playing though). In Pittsburgh, you only get one game while the Steelers play, because the other network just shows paid programming. After the 1:00 start your best case scenario is choice of two games at four, followed by one (usually crappy) game at eight. On Sunday your best hope is for five televised games, which are pretty much all on at the same time.

    There’ll be three games in the afternoon (or two if blackout rules kick in), since only one network has the doubleheader. More importantly, if the only game I really care about is the one my team is playing, the other stuff doesn’t matter. And if I’m a season ticket holder, I’d just as soon they always started home games at the same time.

  • Frank | August 29, 2007 at 9:42 pm |

    The “Vancouver” arch in the Canucks jersey makes me wonder if they thought too hard about the design of the jersey. As if they needed something the compensate for the whale being too modern.

    Other than that the jersey looks great. Great going with old colors, the traditional style, keeping the old logo on the shoulder patches. The Orca whale actually looks fairly nice with the “new” colors.

    And while moderately annoying, the Vancouver arch is not outright damning. In a college or junior league it may even be a nice touch. Just doesn’t seem right for an established NHL team. Get rid of “Vancouver”, raise the Orca and the jersey could be an A jersey, as it is I would still go B/B+

  • Dane | August 29, 2007 at 9:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”138168″]Just to throw it out there (and risk a backlash), would it be as bad if the home jersey said “CANUCKS” instead of “VANCOUVER”? Personally, I think the type is too big, but the change to nickname on the home jersey might make it a bit more palateable. What do you guys think?[/quote]

    I will disagree. Having any wordmark there doesn’t work IMHO. A hockey sweater should have either a big distinct logo (Bruins, Red Wings, Blackhawks, Penguins, heck, even the Panthers) or the word (Rangers) – not both.

  • Will Helm | August 29, 2007 at 10:08 pm |

    OK, I have to say that I like the new Canucks jersey. It’s so wonderfully counterintuitive compared to where a lot of teams are going with their jerseys.

    The old-school colors are great and I never minded the orca — it is in the shape of a “C” after all. The “Vancouver” wordmark — controversial as it is — I think is a remarkable touch; no other team — as of now — has anything quite like it. In addition, you never have to worry about anyone asking you where the team’s from if you’re wearing the jersey.

    Other than the slightly poor choice of number font — a little too techno for the jersey — it’s really got a cool “modern retro” thing and I approve.

  • =bg= | August 29, 2007 at 10:10 pm |

    Federer always dresses like the epitome of class and cool. (SEE: trousers and blazer at Wimbledon.)

    Tonight at the USO?

    black polo. black shorts. black socks. black shoes. black headband.

    Bjorn Borg, he of the classic Nordic cool—where are you?

  • Monte | August 29, 2007 at 10:11 pm |

    Oh man are those Canuck uni’s hideous.

    I actually wore the Halloween V jersey when I was a kid. I had a #21 for the team I played on.
    I never actually dug the green and blue C logo. Hated the Orca Bay corporate logo.

    I actually liked the skate logo.

    I thought my Isles Reebok jersey was busy, it has nothing on the Canucks.

    VANCOUVER and the logo on the front?!?!

    Why don’t the Rangers use Lady Liberty, the Ranger crest, and NEW YORK on the front of their jersey?

    It really seems like the NHL is pushing teams to be really garish with their jerseys. It looks like the Original Six teams are being permitted to be a bit conservative.
    The Bruins look great. The Wings and Rangers are pretty normal.

    The rest of the league is a little out there.

  • Scott | August 29, 2007 at 10:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”137935″]I was in Chicago for the World Series the year the White Sox won. (I’m not a Chicago fan) so I asked ‘the people’ of Chi-Town if they were excited at all about the White Sox, they were, but a lot of them wished it were the Cubs. A taxi driver said it was a Bears/Cubs town, but he was a huge Blackhawks fan and cursed about their management. As per the White Sox in the World Series, the city was electric..but not as electric as it was last night when the Cubs beat the Brewers. 2 games up, and we are almost in September..[/quote]

    You obviously weren’t in attendance at the World Series parade.

  • Monte | August 29, 2007 at 10:19 pm |

    Check what hockey fans are saying on TSN.ca

    http://www.tsn.ca/nh...

  • My Name is Not Earl | August 29, 2007 at 10:24 pm |

    Regarding those Canucks sweaters: reminds me of those old Blues sweaters from about 20 years ago: you know, the ones with the huge “Blues” wordmark above the musical note. Those looked bad; didn’t the people who designed the new Vancouver sweaters learn **anything** from St. Louis?

  • Ski U Mah Gopher | August 29, 2007 at 10:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”137907″][quote comment=”137864″][quote comment=”137852″][quote comment=”137834″]

    [/quote]

    I still like night games, even though it does go against the college football tradition.[/quote]

    Since when are night games against tradition? Those noon games are the worst thing especially for the college students[/quote]

    I Whole-heartedly disagree. I like noon starts. You get up to tailgate at 7am after being out all night, go to game or keep tailgating and listen to it on the radio, leave after the game is over, take nap (maybe), then party saturday night. Plus it’s tradition. GO Gophers.[/quote]

    Hey Gopherboy, if you show up to a day game at noon, you’ll miss most of the 1st half. Gopher games start at 11:00.

  • Orange and Blue | August 29, 2007 at 11:08 pm |

    “A taxi driver said it was a Bears/Cubs town, but he was a huge Blackhawks fan and cursed about their management.”

    *sigh* I’m a New Yorker who grew up to be a huge Blackhawks fan…It saddens me to read and see how poorly managed the Hawks are. I mean, I cannot believe in the 21st century that there is still an owner who does not allow his team on TV because he (foolishly) believes TV exposure holds down game attendance….Idiot.

  • Nolan | August 30, 2007 at 12:22 am |

    The problem with the new jersey cut is horizontal stripes at the bottom of the jersey look strange because of the hemline
    On the white jersey they should color the area below the stripe the same color as the pants so it doesn’t look as stupid.

  • Nolan | August 30, 2007 at 12:26 am |

    [quote comment=”138233″]The problem with the new jersey cut is horizontal stripes at the bottom of the jersey look strange because of the hemline
    On the white jersey they should color the area below the stripe the same color as the pants so it doesn’t look as stupid.[/quote]
    Upon more looking at that picture coloring the bottom of the jersey blue would just make it look shorter, not better. So the only obvious choice is to get rid of the stupid wavy hemline.

  • Original Jim | August 30, 2007 at 12:43 am |

    Bunch of random comments….

    I wear a cup when I umpire. It’s got the soft sides, and I wear it in compression shorts. It’s comfortable enough to move around quickly, and the occasional time it pinches, a little subtle adjustment solves the problem. I’ll take a little discomfort over a potential horrible injury any day.

    The Mogilny picture is from when he played for the Albany River Rats (I have a few pics of him there too), and the opponent is the Rochester Americans.

    The Vancouver font is Agency Bold. Also used by the Indiana Pacers. Not the same as team Canada or team Russia.

    I’m tired.

  • Damion | August 30, 2007 at 1:35 am |

    [quote comment=”138234″]
    Upon more looking at that picture coloring the bottom of the jersey blue would just make it look shorter, not better. So the only obvious choice is to get rid of the stupid wavy hemline.[/quote]

    But you don’t wanna mess with the SYSTEM, man. :V

    I’m not disappointed at all. This isn’t anywhere NEAR the ugliest jersey in the league, everything’s good about it but that wordmark, and the wordmark definitely doesn’t plunge it down past the halloween yellow Flying V jerseys. Personally, I’m hoping that an NBA Ball-style backlash takes place and the RBK EDGE Uniform System gets binned, and then maybe they’d rethink the VANCOUVER on the new one. As it is now, it’s alright, and I’m sure the wordmark won’t look as horrible once we’re used to it.

    Florida’s half-sleeve stripes, on the other hand…

  • ScottyJinWV | August 30, 2007 at 9:37 am |

    [quote comment=”138020″]WTF!!?!?!? My post was eaten….let’s try that again:

    [quote comment=”137849″]Saw this story about the Univ. of Montana Grizzlies getting new uniforms for the upcoming season, but there’s no pictures.

    Anyone might know where to look at those?[/quote]
    **ATTENTION ScottyJ in WV**
    University of Montana football jerseys:
    HOME | AWAY

    Personally, I really like them. But I also like the stripes on the shoulders (much more that stripes that go completely around the sleeve.[/quote]

    Thank you, Kerry! Those are a HUGE improvement over their old ones.

  • Stache Ranger | August 30, 2007 at 10:10 am |

    Reason # 2234343 to wear a cup.

    http://i43.photobuck...

  • infrared41 | September 2, 2007 at 6:07 pm |

    Those Bengals uniforms have much bigger problems than nameplates. How things line up on those abominations is the least of their problems.