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Blowing Up The Lesson Plan

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By Mr. Grzegorek, Your Substitute Teacher

My favorite days in school, besides the ones involving an American Gladiator-style obstacle course, were the ones when whatever teacher had called in sick. That meant substitute teachers, and that usually meant movies instead of books (with the exception of those subs that took their jobs waaayy too seriously).

Coincidentally, I find myself sitting in for Paul today, and I’m looking at a very lengthy lesson plan in front of me. Nike… blah, blah, blah… striped socks… blah, blah, blah… captain patches… blah, blah, blah… hemming, piping, vertical lettering… blah, blah blah. That lesson plan just got buried in Caitlin and Tucker’s litterbox.

Instead: Uni Watch Movie Day! We’ve got a full slate of uniform-related movies to look at, so sit back and don’t throw spitballs.

Movie #1. We’re starting with a two-part tour of Mitchell & Ness in Philadelphia, which features loads of fascinating information. I’m not giving away any of my favorites, but watch and find out how 12,000 yards of wool flannel and a Pirates jersey got Peter Capolino interested in making throwbacks. Be sure to watch both parts.

Movie #2. Every once in awhile you’ll watch a horrible player and mutter something to the effect of, “He should be bagging groceries,” or, “He might as well be doing landscaping for a living instead of playing baseball.” Well, the last comment wouldn’t be too far off for the following player. He’s already prepared for that career.

Movie #3. This next video has been mentioned in the ticker before, but I think it’s worth revisiting, if just because the baseball season is coming to a close (and because our main teacher, who’s out sick, is featured at the end of the movie).

Movie #4. As good as that was, Tulane’s baseball team is about to put you in a very sour mood. You don’t even want to know what they wore during the 1985 season. (Warning: Very long video, but thankfully you can just stop watching after the first few seconds to avoid vomiting all over your desk.)

Movie #5. Our next selection should put you in a better mood. I’m not sure whether I’m linking to this because what this girl says is interesting, or just because she’s cute.

Movie #6. Ever dream about the day you climb into your parent’s attic and find a piece of sports history that is worth millions? Be jealous and grit your teeth as you listen to the following interview of a man who found the oldest manufactured hockey stick in existence.

Movie #7. Now I’m in a cranky mood. How come my dad’s parents threw out his collection of Mickey Mantle baseball cards? How come all I find in my grandfather’s attic are empty bottles of cheap vodka and cans of peppers? Let’s lighten the mood with this rant about pine tar and batting helmets.

Movie #8. And we conclude our program with a bunch of Washington Capitals players describing their least-favorite uniforms. Enjoy.

 

214 comments to Blowing Up The Lesson Plan

  • Johnny O | September 14, 2007 at 8:48 am |

    I am watching the Solheim Cup (Ladies version of the Ryder Cup) and the members of the USA team all have stick on tattoos of “USA” and the US flag on their cheeks. Personally, I think it looks dumb, but it is kind of cool way to show off national pride.

    P.S. It is freezing in Wales, and all the ladies look like they are in the arctic.

    National Pride

  • Stuby | September 14, 2007 at 8:58 am |

    [quote comment=”142322″]I am watching the Solheim Cup (Ladies version of the Ryder Cup) and the members of the USA team all have stick on tattoos of “USA” and the US flag on their cheeks. Personally, I think it looks dumb, but it is kind of cool way to show off national pride.

    P.S. It is freezing in Wales, and all the ladies look like they are in the arctic.

    National Pride[/quote]
    Funny, USA Today said they were playing the Solheim Cup in Sweden.

  • kevin | September 14, 2007 at 8:59 am |

    tulane video :

    white baseball helmets are SICK

  • Chris | September 14, 2007 at 9:08 am |

    [quote comment=”142325″]It appears EA has leaked all of the NHL uniforms prior to release.[/quote]

    Does the Stars dark jersey (sweater) really just say “DALLAS”? That is terrible. I really like the Thrashers blue jersey (sweater) It’s a unique color.

  • E Ro | September 14, 2007 at 9:09 am |

    I think it’s safe to say paul had some kind of nervous break down after seeing all those terrible new NHL jerseys leaked by EA last night. Get well soon!

  • LouUmp | September 14, 2007 at 9:11 am |

    Adam Kennedy of the Yankees wore some bitchin’ stirrups last night – anybody have a pic? The Yankee announcers all but drooled talking about them too….hope he gets a chance to wear them with the pinstripes on…

  • Johnny O | September 14, 2007 at 9:13 am |

    P.P.S The Ladies are actually in Sweden, not Wales. (But it is still cold) And the Europeans have some sweet striped shirts as well. (pics to follow)

  • zach | September 14, 2007 at 9:13 am |

    I’m willing to bet that the Dallas jersey is just a matter of the Stars organization giving EA an incomplete description. Remember, the Texans had white helmets when they debuted in Madden.

    And it appears that Paul was referencing the Oilers, who unfortunately used the Florida template.

    And somewhere, someone in Atlanta is weeping at the new Thrashers kit.

  • Chris ATL | September 14, 2007 at 9:14 am |

    Photo gallery of the Thrashers Edge jerseys looks better than the NHL 08 pics

    http://thrashers.nhl...

  • Chris | September 14, 2007 at 9:17 am |

    As a substitute teacher, while I am not going to show movies all day long (I would like to get a full-time teaching job, and that won’t cut it), I find the Bill Nye the Science Guy is a great time killer!

  • zach | September 14, 2007 at 9:18 am |

    Doesn’t change the fact that they are still horrible.

    But what do we think of this concept for a new Avalanche logo? Clearly an homage to the Colorado Rockies of old.

  • Joe Drennan | September 14, 2007 at 9:18 am |

    Looking at http://www.geocities... they now have all the new NHL sweaters. I’m so elieved the Hawks didn’t change anything. The Thrashers dark jersey to me looks sharp. The white one isn’t too bad either if they drop the bib piping.

    Devils stayed the same – good move.

    Coyotes keept it very similar, but added a red sholder to their white jersey. Not bad.

    The Oilers cheated and looked at the Panthers test.

    The Sharks have a sharp looking sweater that is certainly an upgrade.

    Last and certainly least, the craptacular Blues sweaters. I think it’s great simply because I’m a Hawks fan and don’t like the Blues and this is just one more thing to pick on Blues fans about. Mike Keanen probably wouldn’t let the guys take the ice in these things if he were still coaching them.

  • E Ro | September 14, 2007 at 9:21 am |

    [quote comment=”142332″]I’m willing to bet that the Dallas jersey is just a matter of the Stars organization giving EA an incomplete description. Remember, the Texans had white helmets when they debuted in Madden.

    And it appears that Paul was referencing the Oilers, who unfortunately used the Florida template.

    And somewhere, someone in Atlanta is weeping at the new Thrashers kit.[/quote]

    The Dallas sweater is as you see it, except there is a number on the chest that isnt on the EA gallery. I think it looks good with the shoulder patches, except the lack of a hem stripe kills it.

  • Stephen | September 14, 2007 at 9:23 am |

    [quote comment=”142332″]And somewhere, someone in Atlanta is weeping at the new Thrashers kit.[/quote]

    I don’t follow the NHL, but I do occasionally check to see how the Thrashers do during the season (hometown pride, don’t ya know), and I gotta say, I kinda like the new jerseys. The only thing that I don’t care for on them is the dumb one-sleeve-stripe on the home jersey that has “ATLANTA” down the side. It looks stupid having a dark-blue panel down one side of the jersey (and for the record, I’ve never liked they way they throw “ATLANTA” on just one sleeve).

  • Paul Lukas | September 14, 2007 at 9:24 am |

    [quote comment=”142338″][quote comment=”142332″]And somewhere, someone in Atlanta is weeping at the new Thrashers kit.[/quote]

    I don’t follow the NHL, but I do occasionally check to see how the Thrashers do during the season (hometown pride, don’t ya know), and I gotta say, I kinda like the new jerseys. The only thing that I don’t care for on them is the dumb one-sleeve-stripe on the home jersey that has “ATLANTA” down the side. It looks stupid having a dark-blue panel down one side of the jersey (and for the record, I’ve never liked they way they throw “ATLANTA” on just one sleeve).[/quote]

    Also: I see that the drop shadow on “ATLANTA” falls down and to the left.

  • Joe Drennan | September 14, 2007 at 9:29 am |

    Anybody who enjoys college hockey will probably enjoy the Dallas jersey, especialy DIII hockey. It’s a great look that I think we’re just not used to at the NHL level. I think it will grow on people.

  • E Ro | September 14, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    [quote comment=”142342″]Anybody who enjoys college hockey will probably enjoy the Dallas jersey, especialy DIII hockey. It’s a great look that I think we’re just not used to at the NHL level. I think it will grow on people.[/quote]

    Where did u think college hockey got the idea?

  • Joe Drennan | September 14, 2007 at 9:33 am |

    [quote comment=”142343″][quote comment=”142342″]Anybody who enjoys college hockey will probably enjoy the Dallas jersey, especialy DIII hockey. It’s a great look that I think we’re just not used to at the NHL level. I think it will grow on people.[/quote]

    Where did u think college hockey got the idea?[/quote]

    Don’t forget the Bruins of the later 30s that simply had the number on the front.

  • kevin | September 14, 2007 at 9:34 am |

    [quote comment=”142342″]Anybody who enjoys college hockey will probably enjoy the Dallas jersey, especialy DIII hockey. It’s a great look that I think we’re just not used to at the NHL level. I think it will grow on people.[/quote]

    agreed. i think of teams like Boston College when I see the new Dallas jersey

  • Kenny | September 14, 2007 at 9:38 am |

    At least with the Atlanta white jerseys the “bib” piping goes down the sides and not down on the front of the jersey…

  • Chris ATL | September 14, 2007 at 9:40 am |

    So Paul what do you think of the Thrashers jerseys? The old maroon one is still my favorite. I like the new “True Blue” jersey just because it was different and the whole idea of they are to represent the “True Blue” fans and I have always like alternate jerseys but now they are just the home jerseys so they have loss some of that appeal to me. But overall I like the changes now that I have seen the real ones.

  • Kim | September 14, 2007 at 9:41 am |

    The Atlanta Thrashers is a fine case study that the EA sports renditions aren’t totally indicative of what the jersey’s actually look like on a player.

    The white one looks a lot better (less worse?) on the player, and is likely the best looking ‘apron’ design to date.

    Nothing short of napalm will make those silly light blue jerseys look good. Well, actually if they took off the ATLANTA (it’s a home uniform, they know where they are) and put a similar stripe down the right sleeve, they’d have something.

  • Chris ATL | September 14, 2007 at 9:47 am |

    Don’t know if this was posted before but here is the Atlanta Hawks new court

  • Johnny X | September 14, 2007 at 9:55 am |

    [quote comment=”142335″]Doesn’t change the fact that they are still horrible.

    But what do we think of this concept for a new Avalanche logo? Clearly an homage to the Colorado Rockies of old.[/quote]

    The original Avs logo is still miles better than that concept.

  • zach | September 14, 2007 at 9:55 am |

    A more accurate rendition of what the Dallas jerseys will probably look like.

  • todd krevanchi | September 14, 2007 at 9:56 am |

    a. for these new hockey jerseys, people seem to like the term apron style, however isnt it more akin to spaghetti straps on a womans dress?

    b. keeping with the “youtube fridays” sentiment, here is one that focuses on what this “one” wears to sporting events and how it is worn. its one of my favorite youtubes…
    http://youtube.com/w...

    c. i still think that there should be an ebay uniwatch segment, along with a youtube uniwatch segment. no frills, just links and a basic description of the item or video.

  • Marty Met | September 14, 2007 at 9:56 am |

    God that sleeve on the Thrashers home sweater is the ugliest thing in NHL history.

    and thank you Lou Lamorillo for keeping the Devils sweaters as they were.

  • Jim | September 14, 2007 at 10:00 am |

    [quote comment=”142353″]A more accurate rendition of what the Dallas jerseys will probably look like.[/quote]

    I don’t get it … I sort of like the simplicity of it (though the color scheme doesn’t exactly scream “Texas”), but for identity purposes, wouldn’t it make more sense to have “Stars” on the home jersey than “Dallas”? The concept seems to work for MLB.

  • Bob | September 14, 2007 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment=”142330″]Adam Kennedy of the Yankees wore some bitchin’ stirrups last night – anybody have a pic? The Yankee announcers all but drooled talking about them too….hope he gets a chance to wear them with the pinstripes on…[/quote]


    Here’s one

  • Bob | September 14, 2007 at 10:02 am |

    [quote comment=”142330″]Adam Kennedy of the Yankees wore some bitchin’ stirrups last night – anybody have a pic? The Yankee announcers all but drooled talking about them too….hope he gets a chance to wear them with the pinstripes on…[/quote]

    (And it’s Ian Kennedy. Adam Kennedy plays for the Cards.)

  • zach | September 14, 2007 at 10:10 am |

    [quote comment=”142355″]God that sleeve on the Thrashers home sweater is the ugliest thing in NHL history.

    and thank you Lou Lamorillo for keeping the Devils sweaters as they were.[/quote]

    Glad to see that opinion echoed.

  • Broker75 | September 14, 2007 at 10:17 am |

    It should come to no one’s surprise (Devils fans, especially) that the team didn’t change the uni. I mean, for how long did we hear that Lou would never go for a 3rd uniform? What makes you think the organization would change any of the unis now?

  • Paul P | September 14, 2007 at 10:19 am |

    Three way tie for worst NHL sweater –
    Atlanta Thrashers
    Florida Panthers
    Colorado Avalanche

    (Un)Honorable mention –
    Edmonton Oilers
    New York Islanders

  • Scott | September 14, 2007 at 10:20 am |

    Another day of baseball and hockey talk. Yawn.

  • Marty Met | September 14, 2007 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”142362″]It should come to no one’s surprise (Devils fans, especially) that the team didn’t change the uni. I mean, for how long did we hear that Lou would never go for a 3rd uniform? What makes you think the organization would change any of the unis now?[/quote]

    True, although I was sort of hoping for the old school laces at the neck.

  • Marty Met | September 14, 2007 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”142363″]Three way tie for worst NHL sweater –
    Atlanta Thrashers
    Florida Panthers
    Colorado Avalanche

    (Un)Honorable mention –
    Edmonton Oilers
    New York Islanders[/quote]

    and a 3 way tie for best sweater
    Montreal Canadiens
    New Jersey Devils
    Chicago Blackhawks

  • Shadeymonk | September 14, 2007 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”142367″][quote comment=”142363″]Three way tie for worst NHL sweater –
    Atlanta Thrashers
    Florida Panthers
    Colorado Avalanche

    (Un)Honorable mention –
    Edmonton Oilers
    New York Islanders[/quote]

    and a 3 way tie for best sweater
    Montreal Canadiens
    New Jersey Devils
    Chicago Blackhawks[/quote]

    Somebody likes the color red

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | September 14, 2007 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”142332″]I’m willing to bet that the Dallas jersey is just a matter of the Stars organization giving EA an incomplete description. Remember, the Texans had white helmets when they debuted in Madden.

    And it appears that Paul was referencing the Oilers, who unfortunately used the Florida template.

    And somewhere, someone in Atlanta is weeping at the new Thrashers kit.[/quote]

    The Dallas jerseys are the real deal. You will see at 6pm today. “Black is the new green”! :(

  • Roger Faso | September 14, 2007 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”142364″]Another day of baseball and hockey talk. Yawn.[/quote]

    Better than Hockey and Soccer talk.

    Nothing gets me back to work like Soccer talk.

  • todd krevanchi | September 14, 2007 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”142358″][quote comment=”142330″]Adam Kennedy of the Yankees wore some bitchin’ stirrups last night – anybody have a pic? The Yankee announcers all but drooled talking about them too….hope he gets a chance to wear them with the pinstripes on…[/quote]

    (And it’s Ian Kennedy. Adam Kennedy plays for the Cards.)[/quote]

    i like this one the best…
    http://youtube.com/w...

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | September 14, 2007 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”142343″][quote comment=”142342″]Anybody who enjoys college hockey will probably enjoy the Dallas jersey, especialy DIII hockey. It’s a great look that I think we’re just not used to at the NHL level. I think it will grow on people.[/quote]

    Where did u think college hockey got the idea?[/quote]

    So put STARS on there instead of DALLAS. It’s the home jersey for crying out loud!

  • Dane | September 14, 2007 at 10:37 am |

    Once a Devils home game is finished, the players can leave those jerseys on, head a couple of blocks south and blend in with the wait staff at any Portuguese restaurant on Ferry St. (In case you aren’t reading between the lines: have been ugly, still ugly, will always be ugly.)

    But looking through the gallery, I see that Kevin Weekes has halved his jersey number, going from his traditional 80 down to 40. Anyone know why?

  • Jim | September 14, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”142335″]Doesn’t change the fact that they are still horrible.

    But what do we think of this concept for a new Avalanche logo? Clearly an homage to the Colorado Rockies of old.[/quote]

    Except that the Colorado Rockies have nothing to do with the Avalanche history. They are a part of New Jersey Devils History I believe.

  • Paul P | September 14, 2007 at 10:41 am |

    My favorite college hockey sweater
    http://www.dotnews.c...

    As far as NHL, my favorites are the Bruins and the canadiens, and of course, the always gorgeous detriot jerseys

  • E Ro | September 14, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”142376″]My favorite college hockey sweater
    http://www.dotnews.c...
    [/quote]

    My favorite college hockey sweater.
    and the back for good measure ;)

  • Dwight | September 14, 2007 at 10:49 am |

    For Scott – somewhat unit related (idea stolen from Chris in the ATL):

    http://www.nba.com/r...

  • Philly Bill | September 14, 2007 at 10:58 am |

    [quote comment=”142374″]Once a Devils home game is finished, the players can leave those jerseys on, head a couple of blocks south and blend in with the wait staff at any Portuguese restaurant on Ferry St. (In case you aren’t reading between the lines: have been ugly, still ugly, will always be ugly.)

    But looking through the gallery, I see that Kevin Weekes has halved his jersey number, going from his traditional 80 down to 40. Anyone know why?[/quote]

    The Devils have always had clunky, plain jerseys, which seemed ugly, but in staying the same, they now seem attractive compared with the simultaneously half-baked and overdone concepts most teams have trotted out.

    Maybe Lou wouldn’t let “Shady 80” keep his number. Some organizations are kinda strict with the numbers they issue, and Lou runs a tight ship. Offhand I can’t think of any recent Devils with high numbers other than Mogilny.

  • Terri | September 14, 2007 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”142353″]A more accurate rendition of what the Dallas jerseys will probably look like.[/quote]

    Where did you get that? Though I still think the “Dallas” on front of the jersey is ridiculous, the stripes help make it not look like a basketball jersey.

    [quote comment=”142356″][quote comment=”142353″]A more accurate rendition of what the Dallas jerseys will probably look like.[/quote]

    I don’t get it … I sort of like the simplicity of it (though the color scheme doesn’t exactly scream “Texas”), but for identity purposes, wouldn’t it make more sense to have “Stars” on the home jersey than “Dallas”? The concept seems to work for MLB.[/quote]

    Most teams (with a few exceptions) don’t have colors that represent their states. I personally would be very upset if the Stars changed their colors to red whie and blue. Wayyyy to overdone and obvious, in my opinion.

  • Little Wolf | September 14, 2007 at 10:59 am |

    Actually this post was made on the NHL Logos blog with Marty Turco wearing the new Stars home jersey in an ad for NHL 2k8. There’s no green highlighting and we can see the number in the front, so EA did get it right (although I haven’t played against the Stars yet so I don’t know if the numbers appear right on the chest).

    Also, if anyone else has played with the new AHL jerseys in the game, the Philadelphia Phantoms have a ridiculous purple side swoosh-piping thing that comes up onto the back of the shoulders where the nameplate goes. I only played one game against them where they wore the away whites, and it stood out like a sore thumb and made me want to puke every time I looked at it. Any thoughts Paul? I know how much you love Purple

  • Dave S | September 14, 2007 at 11:00 am |

    Uh-oh. Logo creep on cheerleaders in Minnesota. Click Here

  • Mike Miller | September 14, 2007 at 11:04 am |

    How can the Caps rip on other teams’ sweaters? The Black capitol dome jersey was one of the ugliest in the League. Their judgement was clouded by its crappiness.

  • Jim | September 14, 2007 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”142375″][quote comment=”142335″]Doesn’t change the fact that they are still horrible.

    But what do we think of this concept for a new Avalanche logo? Clearly an homage to the Colorado Rockies of old.[/quote]

    Except that the Colorado Rockies have nothing to do with the Avalanche history. They are a part of New Jersey Devils History I believe.[/quote]

    Kind of like the way the Cleveland Browns have nothing to do with the history of the Cleveland Browns (who are now the Baltimore Ravens)?

  • Tim | September 14, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    The Padres and Giants are wearing 1990s throwbacks tonight. I can’t be sure what the Giants road uniform will be, but I know the Padres will have the blue pinstripes on tonight. I’ll be there with two cameras and hopefully put together another slideshow to share with everyone here.

  • Jim | September 14, 2007 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”142385″][quote comment=”142375″][quote comment=”142335″]Doesn’t change the fact that they are still horrible.

    But what do we think of this concept for a new Avalanche logo? Clearly an homage to the Colorado Rockies of old.[/quote]

    Except that the Colorado Rockies have nothing to do with the Avalanche history. They are a part of New Jersey Devils History I believe.[/quote]

    Kind of like the way the Cleveland Browns have nothing to do with the history of the Cleveland Browns (who are now the Baltimore Ravens)?[/quote]

    (odd to quote myself)

    Which brings up this sports team/city oddity … what’s the unique link Baltimore’s professional sports teams?

  • Marty Met | September 14, 2007 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”142379″][quote comment=”142374″]Once a Devils home game is finished, the players can leave those jerseys on, head a couple of blocks south and blend in with the wait staff at any Portuguese restaurant on Ferry St. (In case you aren’t reading between the lines: have been ugly, still ugly, will always be ugly.)

    But looking through the gallery, I see that Kevin Weekes has halved his jersey number, going from his traditional 80 down to 40. Anyone know why?[/quote]

    The Devils have always had clunky, plain jerseys, which seemed ugly, but in staying the same, they now seem attractive compared with the simultaneously half-baked and overdone concepts most teams have trotted out.

    Maybe Lou wouldn’t let “Shady 80” keep his number. Some organizations are kinda strict with the numbers they issue, and Lou runs a tight ship. Offhand I can’t think of any recent Devils with high numbers other than Mogilny.[/quote]

    Clunky??? Their logo is perfect and the white numbers with black outline look great. Never been clunky at all.

  • Pete | September 14, 2007 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”142373″][quote comment=”142343″][quote comment=”142342″]Anybody who enjoys college hockey will probably enjoy the Dallas jersey, especialy DIII hockey. It’s a great look that I think we’re just not used to at the NHL level. I think it will grow on people.[/quote]

    Where did u think college hockey got the idea?[/quote]

    So put STARS on there instead of DALLAS. It’s the home jersey for crying out loud![/quote]

    I suspect it’s the Stars imitating their arena-mates at the AAC, the Dallas Mavericks. When the Mavericks unveiled their new unis, people were taken aback at the fact that both versions simply said, “Dallas.” The Mavs wanted to cement their association with the city, since the Cowboys and Rangers are both in the suburban areas. Perhaps the Stars are looking for the same connection.

    If that’s the intent, it doesn’t necessarily bother me. But what DOES bother me is that they have included the “Dallas Stars” logo on the away jersey, where the Dallas name is all but hidden. If you want the Dallas connection, put “Dallas” on both jerseys.

    Personally, I still like the current jersey with the star color pattern. Or at least the previous jersey, which had terrific shoulder/arm stripes on the white version. The new one’s way too boring.

  • Terri | September 14, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”142370″][quote comment=”142332″]I’m willing to bet that the Dallas jersey is just a matter of the Stars organization giving EA an incomplete description. Remember, the Texans had white helmets when they debuted in Madden.

    And it appears that Paul was referencing the Oilers, who unfortunately used the Florida template.

    And somewhere, someone in Atlanta is weeping at the new Thrashers kit.[/quote]

    The Dallas jerseys are the real deal. You will see at 6pm today. “Black is the new green”! :([/quote]

    6pm eastern or central?

  • Pete | September 14, 2007 at 11:16 am |

    [quote comment=”142375″][quote comment=”142335″]Doesn’t change the fact that they are still horrible.

    But what do we think of this concept for a new Avalanche logo? Clearly an homage to the Colorado Rockies of old.[/quote]

    Except that the Colorado Rockies have nothing to do with the Avalanche history. They are a part of New Jersey Devils History I believe.[/quote]

    Yes, the old Rockies became the Devils.

    Didn’t the Avs used to be the Quebec Nordiques?

  • DJ | September 14, 2007 at 11:19 am |

    Which brings up this sports team/city oddity … what’s the unique link Baltimore’s professional sports teams?

    They both used to be known as the Browns. Baseball’s St. Louis Browns became the Orioles, and football’s Cleveland Browns became the Ravens.

  • Eddie Jay | September 14, 2007 at 11:23 am |

    In case anyone hasn’t seen it yet, here is the Flyers new home jersey.
    http://cdn.nhl.com/f...

  • joe | September 14, 2007 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”142354″]a. for these new hockey jerseys, people seem to like the term apron style, however isnt it more akin to spaghetti straps on a womans dress?

    b. keeping with the “youtube fridays” sentiment, here is one that focuses on what this “one” wears to sporting events and how it is worn. its one of my favorite youtubes…
    http://youtube.com/w...

    c. i still think that there should be an ebay uniwatch segment, along with a youtube uniwatch segment. no frills, just links and a basic description of the item or video.[/quote]

    if the piping end up high it sould be like spagetti straps, but since it does all the way down it looks like an apron over the shirt. that has the sleeves.

  • Rick | September 14, 2007 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”142358″][quote comment=”142330″]Adam Kennedy of the Yankees wore some bitchin’ stirrups last night – anybody have a pic? The Yankee announcers all but drooled talking about them too….hope he gets a chance to wear them with the pinstripes on…[/quote]

    (And it’s Ian Kennedy. Adam Kennedy plays for the Cards.)[/quote]

    That was Ian Kennedy’s 3rd start. He wore pinstripes on his MLB debut on 9/1 at home against the Devil Rays. His 2nd and 3rd starts were on the road. He’s worn stirrups for all 3 starts.

  • Trump1010 | September 14, 2007 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”142393″]Which brings up this sports team/city oddity … what’s the unique link Baltimore’s professional sports teams?

    They both used to be known as the Browns. Baseball’s St. Louis Browns became the Orioles, and football’s Cleveland Browns became the Ravens.[/quote]

    Were the Blast the Browns too at one point? :)

  • Joey Guns | September 14, 2007 at 11:27 am |

    Here’s a pic from Ian Kennedy’s MLB debut on Sept 1st:

    http://espn-i.starwa...

  • joe | September 14, 2007 at 11:29 am |

    [quote comment=”142385″][quote comment=”142375″][quote comment=”142335″]Doesn’t change the fact that they are still horrible.

    But what do we think of this concept for a new Avalanche logo? Clearly an homage to the Colorado Rockies of old.[/quote]

    Except that the Colorado Rockies have nothing to do with the Avalanche history. They are a part of New Jersey Devils History I believe.[/quote]

    Kind of like the way the Cleveland Browns have nothing to do with the history of the Cleveland Browns (who are now the Baltimore Ravens)?[/quote]

    thats wrong. When Cleveland left the league mandated that Baltimore be treated as a new teams adn the colors and history stayed in Cleveland and when a team came back there they would take over that history. Clevelands history just has a few blank years in it. When the Rockeis moved they took the history with them, there was no provision for the history to be left behind for a future team.

  • M Dubs | September 14, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    I wish the NHL would go back to the home team wears white.

  • dilbert719 | September 14, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”142373″][quote comment=”142343″][quote comment=”142342″]Anybody who enjoys college hockey will probably enjoy the Dallas jersey, especialy DIII hockey. It’s a great look that I think we’re just not used to at the NHL level. I think it will grow on people.[/quote]

    Where did u think college hockey got the idea?[/quote]

    So put STARS on there instead of DALLAS. It’s the home jersey for crying out loud![/quote]

    YES! THANK YOU! I’ve been going nuts over that one, same as my problem with the Canucks jerseys. Do they not know what farking city they’re in, or something? If anything, put the “DALLAS” on the road whites.

    This, more than anything, gives me reason to believe that up until very late in the process, the NHL was leaning towards whites at home again, and changed their minds at the last minute.

    On the other jerseys: I never thought I’d say this in my life, but thank heaven for Lou Lamoriello. (Ugh. I feel unclean now. Must go praise Homer for a few hours to wash away the stench of approving of the Devils.) Also, the Sharks jerseys are picture perfect. I didn’t like the idea of the burnt orange, but they have a shoulder stripe, waist stripes, and arm stripes, the logo works, and even the orange just makes the other colors pop more. This is exactly what hockey teams should look like (non-original 6 division).

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | September 14, 2007 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”142335″]Doesn’t change the fact that they are still horrible.

    But what do we think of this concept for a new Avalanche logo? Clearly an homage to the Colorado Rockies of old.[/quote]

    I like that logo more than the current Primary logo! I love it when teams incorporate the past with modern!

  • The Ol Goaler | September 14, 2007 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”142387″][quote comment=”142385″][quote comment=”142375″][quote comment=”142335″]Doesn’t change the fact that they are still horrible.

    But what do we think of this concept for a new Avalanche logo? Clearly an homage to the Colorado Rockies of old.[/quote]

    Except that the Colorado Rockies have nothing to do with the Avalanche history. They are a part of New Jersey Devils History I believe.[/quote]

    Kind of like the way the Cleveland Browns have nothing to do with the history of the Cleveland Browns (who are now the Baltimore Ravens)?[/quote]

    (odd to quote myself)

    Which brings up this sports team/city oddity … what’s the unique link Baltimore’s professional sports teams?[/quote]

    They all either came from somewhere else (the Orioles were once the woeful St. Louis Browns; the Ravens were once the wonderful Cleveland Browns) or left Baltimore to go somewhere else (The once-Baltimore Bullets are now the Washington Wizards; the once-Baltimore Colts are now the Indianapolis Colts; and if memory fails me not, the original Baltimore Orioles left for New York to become the “Highlanders”… and later, the Yankees!) Or were you just refering to the fact that both current Baltimore teams began life as the “Browns”?

  • joe | September 14, 2007 at 11:36 am |

    Leave it to the hawks to make the announcement late on a Friday so as to avoid the possibility of actually getting publicity. And if any original 6’er could f’ it up, its the hawks drunk ownership.

  • Tim | September 14, 2007 at 11:43 am |

    Here’s a pic from Ian Kennedy’s MLB debut on Sept 1st:

    http://espn-i.starwa...

    And it looks like he’s modified a pair of Nike Shocks to go with them

  • Jim | September 14, 2007 at 11:45 am |

    [quote comment=”142392″][quote comment=”142375″][quote comment=”142335″]Doesn’t change the fact that they are still horrible.

    But what do we think of this concept for a new Avalanche logo? Clearly an homage to the Colorado Rockies of old.[/quote]

    Except that the Colorado Rockies have nothing to do with the Avalanche history. They are a part of New Jersey Devils History I believe.[/quote]

    Yes, the old Rockies became the Devils.

    Didn’t the Avs used to be the Quebec Nordiques?[/quote]

    Yup, they had a great jersey too by the way.

  • Rydell M. | September 14, 2007 at 11:47 am |

    Archrivals Tennessee and Florida meet in an SEC showdown in the Swamp on Saturday. I love swamp colors.

  • Minna H. | September 14, 2007 at 11:49 am |

    Mr. G., I gotta go to the baaaaaathroom. I loved the videos of the Mitchell & Ness guy looking all dorky and talking about Gnarls Barkley. I don’t usually like Adam Corolla, but he was a scream in the uniform video.

    I have a bone to pick with the hockey players, though. While I do not like the Wild!’s logo (we will have to agree to disagree on that, Teebz), I do like their unis. At any rate, they are not the worst in the league by far. I am assuming that video was done before the Buffaslug came out. It would be interesting to see what the players think about next season’s unis.

    P.S. Paul, I hope it’s nothing serious. Get well soon.

  • todd krevanchi | September 14, 2007 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”142407″]Here’s a pic from Ian Kennedy’s MLB debut on Sept 1st:

    http://espn-i.starwa...

    And it looks like he’s modified a pair of Nike Shocks to go with them[/quote]

    nah thats just a pair of shox monster metal.
    http://www.nike.com/...

  • DJ | September 14, 2007 at 12:07 pm |

    Leave it to the hawks to make the announcement late on a Friday so as to avoid the possibility of actually getting publicity. And if any original 6′er could f’ it up, its the hawks drunk ownership

    The announcement is at Smith and Wollensky’s. So it seems that the Hawks are more interested in making sure the food is good rather than the publicity be more widespread.

  • Chance | September 14, 2007 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”142401″]I wish the NHL would go back to the home team wears white.[/quote]
    Not me. I like team colors at home.

    Wish the AHL would adopt the NHL’s rules.

  • Papke | September 14, 2007 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”142333″]Photo gallery of the Thrashers Edge jerseys looks better than the NHL 08 pics

    http://thrashers.nhl...
    I just vomitted a little at the sight of the arm of that ATL jersey

  • Pat | September 14, 2007 at 12:25 pm |

    I can’t stand this logo. In my opinion, one of the worst logos in the history of sports.

    So, naturally, I can’t enjoy looking at a “sweater” with that logo on it.

    I do REALLY like the new Dallas home jersey though. Especially that shoulder patch.

  • Jim | September 14, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”142418″]I can’t stand this logo. In my opinion, one of the worst logos in the history of sports.

    So, naturally, I can’t enjoy looking at a “sweater” with that logo on it.

    I do REALLY like the new Dallas home jersey though. Especially that shoulder patch.[/quote]

    “You are not authorized to view this page” … come on … we all want to see the train wreck!

  • Mike V | September 14, 2007 at 12:38 pm |

    This is rough

  • chris | September 14, 2007 at 12:41 pm |

    NUWS (Not Uni Watch Safe)
    Phantoms Front and the back
    note that there’s TWO RBK logos on there.

  • Robert | September 14, 2007 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”142393″]Which brings up this sports team/city oddity … what’s the unique link Baltimore’s professional sports teams?

    They both used to be known as the Browns. Baseball’s St. Louis Browns became the Orioles, and football’s Cleveland Browns became the Ravens.[/quote]

    And just for the fun of it, don’t forget that the St. Louis Browns were previously the Milwaukee Brewers.

  • Bob | September 14, 2007 at 12:45 pm |


    Another
    Ian Kennedy photo from last night.

  • Philly Bill | September 14, 2007 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”142405″]They all either came from somewhere else (the Orioles were once the woeful St. Louis Browns; the Ravens were once the wonderful Cleveland Browns) or left Baltimore to go somewhere else (The once-Baltimore Bullets are now the Washington Wizards; the once-Baltimore Colts are now the Indianapolis Colts; and if memory fails me not, the original Baltimore Orioles left for New York to become the “Highlanders”… and later, the Yankees!) Or were you just refering to the fact that both current Baltimore teams began life as the “Browns”?[/quote]

    And don’t forget the Baltimore Colts were originally the Dallas Texans in 1952 — one of the worst teams in NFL history. Their only win was against the Bears’ second teamers on Thanksgiving Day. George Halas gave every one of his starters the day off in that game.

    Carroll Rosenbloom — late husband of Rams owner Georgia Frontiere — was the original owner of the Baltimore Colts. What a twisted web…

  • patrick | September 14, 2007 at 12:47 pm |

    great segment last night on Foc Soccer, they interviewed the “kit manager” from Arsenal about his job, the tradition of all wearing long/short sleeved jerseys, daily tasks etc. he also happend to coach the Arsenal women’s team. Great guy, even better job

  • Jim | September 14, 2007 at 12:51 pm |

    (let’s try typing this again and see if it doesn’t dissappear this time …)

    Am I the only one who finds it odd that some new NHL uniform home and away sets have different collars? One may be lace up while the other … well, isn’t. I’ve never seen a pro sports league where it was common for home and away jerseys to “function” different (as opposed to the same cuts of fabric with different colors and logos).

  • Banker Bill | September 14, 2007 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”142374″]Once a Devils home game is finished, the players can leave those jerseys on, head a couple of blocks south and blend in with the wait staff at any Portuguese restaurant on Ferry St. (In case you aren’t reading between the lines: have been ugly, still ugly, will always be ugly.)

    But looking through the gallery, I see that Kevin Weekes has halved his jersey number, going from his traditional 80 down to 40. Anyone know why?[/quote]
    Maybe he figures he’ll only appear in half the games he usually appears in…

  • todd krevanchi | September 14, 2007 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”142419″]”You are not authorized to view this page” … come on … we all want to see the train wreck![/quote]

    heres one trainwreck
    http://farm2.static....

  • Broker75 | September 14, 2007 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”142431″][quote comment=”142419″]”You are not authorized to view this page” … come on … we all want to see the train wreck![/quote]

    heres one trainwreck
    http://farm2.static....
    She can wreck my train anyday of the week..

  • Commisso | September 14, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    the Anaheim Ducks wore their new Rbk EDGE uniforms on the ice for the first time in a preseason game against the Los Angeles Kings. Here you see Maxim Kondratiev sporting the new look on the ice. Looks very much the same as last year’s jerseys. I still can’t get over the wordmark for the logo. I like the jerseys. I think they’re great. But really, get rid of the “ucks” and just use the “D” as your logo, all right?

  • Rydell M. | September 14, 2007 at 1:15 pm |

    Zero complaints for the LA jerseys, they are my favorite. Many Kings fans absolutely despise these jerseys. I’m indifferent myself.

  • Jim | September 14, 2007 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”142422″]NUWS (Not Uni Watch Safe)
    Phantoms Front and the back
    note that there’s TWO RBK logos on there.[/quote]

    Yeah I really hate the 2 RBK logos. Really stupid.

  • Tom R | September 14, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”142352″][quote comment=”142335″]Doesn’t change the fact that they are still horrible.

    But what do we think of this concept for a new Avalanche logo? Clearly an homage to the Colorado Rockies of old.[/quote]

    The original Avs logo is still miles better than that concept.[/quote]
    I think the Avalanche logo is one of the bests in all of pro sports. I also think the Penguins and Broncos are up there too.

  • dgc | September 14, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”142384″]How can the Caps rip on other teams’ sweaters? The Black capitol dome jersey was one of the ugliest in the League. Their judgement was clouded by its crappiness.[/quote]

    Well, you’re probably not going to hear a Caps’ player rip the team’s jersey, especially since the video is being produced by the team. I’m sure Ted made it a point to find one guy to say the skating penguin was ugly.

  • Fursty | September 14, 2007 at 1:20 pm |

    Who wants to see something dorky?

  • Fursty | September 14, 2007 at 1:22 pm |
  • Al Mattei | September 14, 2007 at 1:23 pm |

    Regarding the Tulane uniforms:

    Yes, it seems that SandKnit did an awesome job selling Ultra Stripes to Louisiana schools. Louisiana Tech had these too.

    Oh, and as for the YouTube theme ….

    http://www.youtube.c...

    The colors being worn in this version of the UltraStripe are red (legacy), navy (nation), light blue (support) and green (youth).

  • DW in Tampa Bay | September 14, 2007 at 1:26 pm |

    Please pay attention people. This will be posted every day.

    A. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers wore the odd font numbers on their practice jerseys only.
    They are not for regular game use.

    B. The new NFL logo starts NEXT year, in 2008.

    C. The green dot on an NFL players helmet means there’s a radio in the helmet.

    D. If you think you are posting a new jersey here for the first time; no, you are not 99.999% of the time. Somebody has already beat you to it and we are seeing it for the 100th time. Very seldom is there “Breaking News” here in the Comments.

    E. The home NHL jerseys/sweaters this year will be the dark jersey, not the white one. And NHL teams won’t have a third jersey this year.

    F. For Hispanic Tribute Nights around MLB, the Giants wore uniforms with Gigantes on them. The Mets wore Los Mets on theirs, the Rangers wore Los Rangers on theirs and the Brewers became the Cerveceros. The Padres wore camafloge uniforms as a tribute to the military population in San Diego.

    G. The black strip worn by ACC football teams this year is for Virginia Tech.

    H. What was once known as Division I-AA is now The Championship Subdivision.

    I. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays will be dropping the “Devil” from the name and the new colors HAVE NOT been officially released yet.

    J. When the Toronto Maple Leafs unveiled their new Reebok uniforms, they also had a player from their AHL affiliate modeling the Toronto Marlies (Marlboroughs) white jersey with the McDonald’s patch. They are owned by the Leafs, and the parent company apparently “bundles” them together for hockey fans.

    K. Numbers are owned and assigned by NASCAR. Teams can request a specific number. No numbers are retired in NASCAR but there are no plans for the #3 (Dale Earnhardt) or the #28 (Davey Allison/Texaco/Robert Yates Racing) to be used.

  • brotzel | September 14, 2007 at 1:32 pm |

    I wonder if the NFL will correct the fact that they had the old logos everywhere last Sunday.

  • Amy | September 14, 2007 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”142442″]Please pay attention people. This will be posted every day.[/quote]

    IMHO This is more annoying than having to occasionally skim over a redundant entry about one of those topics (or in the case of people nicer than me, actually explaining them to the new person).

  • Vince DeMarco | September 14, 2007 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”142436″][quote comment=”142352″][quote comment=”142335″]Doesn’t change the fact that they are still horrible.

    But what do we think of this concept for a new Avalanche logo? Clearly an homage to the Colorado Rockies of old.[/quote]

    The original Avs logo is still miles better than that concept.[/quote]
    I think the Avalanche logo is one of the bests in all of pro sports. I also think the Penguins and Broncos are up there too.[/quote]

    Well, there’s no accounting for taste.

  • Shadeymonk | September 14, 2007 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”142446″][quote comment=”142442″]Please pay attention people. This will be posted every day.[/quote]

    IMHO This is more annoying than having to occasionally skim over a redundant entry about one of those topics (or in the case of people nicer than me, actually explaining them to the new person).[/quote]

    Right there with you…

  • Vince DeMarco | September 14, 2007 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”142446″][quote comment=”142442″]Please pay attention people. This will be posted every day.[/quote]

    IMHO This is more annoying than having to occasionally skim over a redundant entry about one of those topics (or in the case of people nicer than me, actually explaining them to the new person).[/quote]

    Well said.

  • Pat | September 14, 2007 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”142419″][quote comment=”142418″]I can’t stand this logo. In my opinion, one of the worst logos in the history of sports.

    So, naturally, I can’t enjoy looking at a “sweater” with that logo on it.

    I do REALLY like the new Dallas home jersey though. Especially that shoulder patch.[/quote]

    “You are not authorized to view this page” … come on … we all want to see the train wreck![/quote]

    Wierd, it works on my browser. Try this one.

  • Pete | September 14, 2007 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”142422″]NUWS (Not Uni Watch Safe)
    Phantoms Front and the back
    note that there’s TWO RBK logos on there.[/quote]

    Wow! Wah-how! Wah-hah-how!

    That’s is so freaking ugly.

    Which reminds me: how come, whenever people mention ugliest uniforms of all-time, virtually NO ONE mentions the Phoenix Suns of the late 80s-mid 90s (the Barkley years)? That uniform had purple, orange, and (unnecessarily) black! Just awful. The current Suns uni is not much better, especially the road version that features GRAY as a stripe color. Purple, orange, and GRAY!!!

  • Pat | September 14, 2007 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”142449″][quote comment=”142446″][quote comment=”142442″]Please pay attention people. This will be posted every day.[/quote]

    IMHO This is more annoying than having to occasionally skim over a redundant entry about one of those topics (or in the case of people nicer than me, actually explaining them to the new person).[/quote]

    Well said.[/quote]

    There is NOTHING more annoying than this. I hate message board snobs.

  • jesse | September 14, 2007 at 1:47 pm |

    From the uni-watch trademark litigation depatment, this is a really stupid one;

    Penn State had been using the term “white-out” to refer to the entire stadium wearing white at home games. It seems that that in 1987 the Winnipeg Jets trademarked the phrase “Winnipeg White-Out” after having a one time similar promotion.

    Obviously, the Winnipeg Jets no longer exisit, they are now the Phoenix Coyotees. The Coyotees apparently still own the mark, and have informed Penn State that there use of the term is actionable. If you can believe it.

  • Pat | September 14, 2007 at 1:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”142451″][quote comment=”142422″]NUWS (Not Uni Watch Safe)
    Phantoms Front and the back
    note that there’s TWO RBK logos on there.[/quote]

    Wow! Wah-how! Wah-hah-how!

    That’s is so freaking ugly.

    Which reminds me: how come, whenever people mention ugliest uniforms of all-time, virtually NO ONE mentions the Phoenix Suns of the late 80s-mid 90s (the Barkley years)? That uniform had purple, orange, and (unnecessarily) black! Just awful. The current Suns uni is not much better, especially the road version that features GRAY as a stripe color. Purple, orange, and GRAY!!![/quote]

    You mean these? I love those.

    But, you are right about these. They suck.

  • jesse | September 14, 2007 at 1:57 pm |

    I do REALLY like the new Dallas home jersey though. Especially that shoulder patch.[/quote]

    I think the neat think about the patch is the location of the Star. Obviouslu on the NorthStars logo it was at the top or north, like Minnesota, now its on the bottom, or south, like Texas.

  • Eddie Jay | September 14, 2007 at 2:01 pm |

    ^ That dallas jersey is just a concept

  • AB | September 14, 2007 at 2:02 pm |

    The Original St Louis Browns (1903-1953) were the original MILWAULKEE BREWERS…

    The New York Yankees, one aka NY Highlanders were in fact the Original BALTIMORE Orioles (1901)

    And is that Colorado Avs thing for real or is it someone’s idea?

  • Tom R | September 14, 2007 at 2:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”142447″][quote comment=”142436″][quote comment=”142352″][quote comment=”142335″]Doesn’t change the fact that they are still horrible.

    But what do we think of this concept for a new Avalanche logo? Clearly an homage to the Colorado Rockies of old.[/quote]

    The original Avs logo is still miles better than that concept.[/quote]
    I think the Avalanche logo is one of the bests in all of pro sports. I also think the Penguins and Broncos are up there too.[/quote]

    Well, there’s no accounting for taste.[/quote]

    OK Vince, what do you like and dont give me shit about its classic, I am looking for some orginality

  • William Harrison | September 14, 2007 at 2:03 pm |

    Sorry if this is old, but did anyone else notice Boston College was wearing “NFL-style” socks this past weekend?

    http://espn-i.starwa...

    Are there other colleges that do this? I seem to always recall, the bare-leg look in college, which accentuates the bike-short look everyone gravitates towards these days.

    Nice to see a little glitter back in BC’s gold helmets, but those white pants have to go!

  • Joey Guns | September 14, 2007 at 2:03 pm |

    Dale Jr. will announce his car# and sponsor next Wednesday:

    http://sports.espn.g...

  • Jason R. | September 14, 2007 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”142442″]Please pay attention people. This will be posted every day.

    A. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers wore the odd font numbers on their practice jerseys only.
    They are not for regular game use.

    B. The new NFL logo starts NEXT year, in 2008.

    C. The green dot on an NFL players helmet means there’s a radio in the helmet.

    D. If you think you are posting a new jersey here for the first time; no, you are not 99.999% of the time. Somebody has already beat you to it and we are seeing it for the 100th time. Very seldom is there “Breaking News” here in the Comments.

    E. The home NHL jerseys/sweaters this year will be the dark jersey, not the white one. And NHL teams won’t have a third jersey this year.

    F. For Hispanic Tribute Nights around MLB, the Giants wore uniforms with Gigantes on them. The Mets wore Los Mets on theirs, the Rangers wore Los Rangers on theirs and the Brewers became the Cerveceros. The Padres wore camafloge uniforms as a tribute to the military population in San Diego.

    G. The black strip worn by ACC football teams this year is for Virginia Tech.

    H. What was once known as Division I-AA is now The Championship Subdivision.

    I. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays will be dropping the “Devil” from the name and the new colors HAVE NOT been officially released yet.

    J. When the Toronto Maple Leafs unveiled their new Reebok uniforms, they also had a player from their AHL affiliate modeling the Toronto Marlies (Marlboroughs) white jersey with the McDonald’s patch. They are owned by the Leafs, and the parent company apparently “bundles” them together for hockey fans.

    K. Numbers are owned and assigned by NASCAR. Teams can request a specific number. No numbers are retired in NASCAR but there are no plans for the #3 (Dale Earnhardt) or the #28 (Davey Allison/Texaco/Robert Yates Racing) to be used.[/quote]

    L. Try posting this before 1:30 each day, buddy. Also, tell people to press CONTROL + F to search for things they’re about to post, to see if it’s already been mentioned.

  • zach | September 14, 2007 at 2:06 pm |

    It’s amazing to see the wave of disgust about Dallas’ new home set quickly wash away into a: “Damn…that’s pretty hot.”, rather quickly, once the light was shone on how they will actually look.

    Unlike the inverse effect that has been received out here in California with the new Sharks jersey. And now that the Sharks have gone with the more traditional look, using the stripes they debuted with in 91-92, their new Sharkachu(Pikachu…it’s a Pokemon joke…moving on.)logo now looks rather ugly.

    Here’s hoping to it growing on me.

  • Greg | September 14, 2007 at 2:14 pm |

    Ok what the hell are those weird ass stripes for on the Oilers’ jerseys?

    I’ve heard that circular hockey logo’s act as a target… are those orange stripes supposed to make the shooter think those are the posts when the Oilers’s goalie holds his arms out? Whatever their reason, they’re idiotic!!!

  • Vince DeMarco | September 14, 2007 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”142459″][quote comment=”142447″][quote comment=”142436″][quote comment=”142352″][quote comment=”142335″]Doesn’t change the fact that they are still horrible.

    But what do we think of this concept for a new Avalanche logo? Clearly an homage to the Colorado Rockies of old.[/quote]

    The original Avs logo is still miles better than that concept.[/quote]
    I think the Avalanche logo is one of the bests in all of pro sports. I also think the Penguins and Broncos are up there too.[/quote]

    Well, there’s no accounting for taste.[/quote]

    OK Vince, what do you like and dont give me shit about its classic, I am looking for some orginality[/quote]

    Limited just to logos (i.e., without regard to the uniform), I like the Blackhawks, Bulls (I have no Chicago rooting interest), Raiders, Tigers, Mariners and Brewers, to name a few.

  • DenverGregg | September 14, 2007 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”142393″]Which brings up this sports team/city oddity … what’s the unique link Baltimore’s professional sports teams?

    They both used to be known as the Browns. Baseball’s St. Louis Browns became the Orioles, and football’s Cleveland Browns became the Ravens.[/quote]
    Another oddity is that both of them are teams that moved east to replace teams that had previously moved west.

  • Nolan | September 14, 2007 at 2:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”142333″]Photo gallery of the Thrashers Edge jerseys looks better than the NHL 08 pics

    http://thrashers.nhl...

    It’s interesting that they would put a yellow trim around the wrist when the gloves will cover it 85-100% of the time.

  • Chris DeGroat | September 14, 2007 at 2:37 pm |

    Here are the new Blues jerseys…

    http://www.checkingl...

  • Pat | September 14, 2007 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”142460″]Sorry if this is old, but did anyone else notice Boston College was wearing “NFL-style” socks this past weekend?

    http://espn-i.starwa...

    Are there other colleges that do this? I seem to always recall, the bare-leg look in college, which accentuates the bike-short look everyone gravitates towards these days.

    Nice to see a little glitter back in BC’s gold helmets, but those white pants have to go![/quote]

    At first I wasn’t so crazy about BC’s new look. I was kind of upset they got rid of the soaring eagle patch on the shoulder, but I rather dig the new look. I like how the new jersey doesn’t shine quite as much as the old one. I really like the white pants and the striped on them rather than the old gold pants (note the lack of socks in that picture). I always thought that much gold was a little overkill. I also REALLY like the gold numbers with the white stroke as opposed to the old white numbers with the gold stroke.

    But, to answer your question, most of the time I see the bare legged or quarter sock look in college. But, as you can see in this picture of the greatest college football player ever to be born, the high sock look is nothing new to BC.

  • Big O | September 14, 2007 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”142452″][quote comment=”142449″][quote comment=”142446″][quote comment=”142442″]Please pay attention people. This will be posted every day.[/quote]

    IMHO This is more annoying than having to occasionally skim over a redundant entry about one of those topics (or in the case of people nicer than me, actually explaining them to the new person).[/quote]

    Well said.[/quote]

    There is NOTHING more annoying than this. I hate message board snobs.[/quote]

    Well good thing this is a blog and NOT a message board then.

  • Greg | September 14, 2007 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”142479″][quote comment=”142452″][quote comment=”142449″][quote comment=”142446″][quote comment=”142442″]Please pay attention people. This will be posted every day.[/quote]

    IMHO This is more annoying than having to occasionally skim over a redundant entry about one of those topics (or in the case of people nicer than me, actually explaining them to the new person).[/quote]

    Well said.[/quote]

    There is NOTHING more annoying than this. I hate message board snobs.[/quote]

    Well good thing this is a blog and NOT a message board then.[/quote]

    Blog snobs are just as bad…. Let’s call them ‘Blobs’. :)

  • Jim | September 14, 2007 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”142462″][quote comment=”142442″]Please pay attention people. This will be posted every day.

    A. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers wore the odd font numbers on their practice jerseys only.
    They are not for regular game use.

    B. The new NFL logo starts NEXT year, in 2008.

    C. The green dot on an NFL players helmet means there’s a radio in the helmet.

    D. If you think you are posting a new jersey here for the first time; no, you are not 99.999% of the time. Somebody has already beat you to it and we are seeing it for the 100th time. Very seldom is there “Breaking News” here in the Comments.

    E. The home NHL jerseys/sweaters this year will be the dark jersey, not the white one. And NHL teams won’t have a third jersey this year.

    F. For Hispanic Tribute Nights around MLB, the Giants wore uniforms with Gigantes on them. The Mets wore Los Mets on theirs, the Rangers wore Los Rangers on theirs and the Brewers became the Cerveceros. The Padres wore camafloge uniforms as a tribute to the military population in San Diego.

    G. The black strip worn by ACC football teams this year is for Virginia Tech.

    H. What was once known as Division I-AA is now The Championship Subdivision.

    I. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays will be dropping the “Devil” from the name and the new colors HAVE NOT been officially released yet.

    J. When the Toronto Maple Leafs unveiled their new Reebok uniforms, they also had a player from their AHL affiliate modeling the Toronto Marlies (Marlboroughs) white jersey with the McDonald’s patch. They are owned by the Leafs, and the parent company apparently “bundles” them together for hockey fans.

    K. Numbers are owned and assigned by NASCAR. Teams can request a specific number. No numbers are retired in NASCAR but there are no plans for the #3 (Dale Earnhardt) or the #28 (Davey Allison/Texaco/Robert Yates Racing) to be used.[/quote]

    L. Try posting this before 1:30 each day, buddy.

    Also, tell people to press CONTROL + F to search for things they’re about to post, to see if it’s already been mentioned.[/quote]

    Come on, folks … be nice. I think it makes TOTAL sense to post that each and every day to avoid redundancies.

    That said, the ctrl+F thing could be the coolest thing to happen to this site since they took away the required password to post a comment!

  • Tom R | September 14, 2007 at 2:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”142468″][quote comment=”142459″][quote comment=”142447″][quote comment=”142436″][quote comment=”142352″][quote comment=”142335″]Doesn’t change the fact that they are still horrible.

    But what do we think of this concept for a new Avalanche logo? Clearly an homage to the Colorado Rockies of old.[/quote]

    The original Avs logo is still miles better than that concept.[/quote]
    I think the Avalanche logo is one of the bests in all of pro sports. I also think the Penguins and Broncos are up there too.[/quote]

    Well, there’s no accounting for taste.[/quote]

    OK Vince, what do you like and dont give me shit about its classic, I am looking for some orginality[/quote]

    Limited just to logos (i.e., without regard to the uniform), I like the Blackhawks, Bulls (I have no Chicago rooting interest), Raiders, Tigers, Mariners and Brewers, to name a few.[/quote]

    OK I cant argue with you on the Bulls and Blackhawks I also liked those too. And the Mariners are pretty creative with the compass, it actually has something to do with their nickname. But the Brewers come on, I hate logos that are nothing more than name creatively scripted.

  • RCheli | September 14, 2007 at 2:59 pm |

    Somewhat uniform related:

    I was clothes shopping the other week, and in the men’s department, there were a ton of throwback-logo tshirts, all “designed” (ie, overpriced). There were several on sale that I really liked, including an old Milwaukee Bucks shirt, a Denver Rockets, and a New York Nets.

    The problem was, they were all distressed — made to look old and overwashed. I hate that shit. Why can’t they just make these shirts look like they’re brand new, and by wearing them and washing them let them naturally become old looking.

    I see the same thing on various web sites selling similar shirts. I just want ones that look new!

    Or am I just complaining because I’m a 35-year-old who thinks like a 60-year-old?

  • josh | September 14, 2007 at 3:10 pm |

    The Blackhawks made one change, and not for the better. They now have the same “Crossed Tomohawk” on both sweaters. It used to have a white head and green handles on the red sweater. It makes no sense for any part of the patch to be the same color as the sweater.

    As for differences in home and road functionality, the Reds in the ’90s wore vests at home and sleeves on the road, and the Tigers of th’70s wore buttons and belts at home and pullovers and elastic on the road.

  • Dane | September 14, 2007 at 3:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”142442″]Please pay attention people. This will be posted every day.

    K. Numbers are owned and assigned by NASCAR. Teams can request a specific number. No numbers are retired in NASCAR but there are no plans for the #3 (Dale Earnhardt) or the #28 (Davey Allison/Texaco/Robert Yates Racing) to be used.[/quote]

    That one may have to come off the list. According to the ESPN article, there has been a trademark application just filed this week for #28.

  • My Name is Not Earl | September 14, 2007 at 3:16 pm |

    That Tulane baseball video isn’t all bad . . . at T-minus 19:30, you can see the Green Wave wearing their powder blue uniforms. And then at 18:50, you see the infamous all-gold Florida State uniforms (I assume it’s FSU, because back then Tulane and FSU were both members of the Metro conference)

  • Jim | September 14, 2007 at 3:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”142484″]Somewhat uniform related:

    I was clothes shopping the other week, and in the men’s department, there were a ton of throwback-logo tshirts, all “designed” (ie, overpriced). There were several on sale that I really liked, including an old Milwaukee Bucks shirt, a Denver Rockets, and a New York Nets.

    The problem was, they were all distressed — made to look old and overwashed. I hate that shit. Why can’t they just make these shirts look like they’re brand new, and by wearing them and washing them let them naturally become old looking.

    I see the same thing on various web sites selling similar shirts. I just want ones that look new!

    Or am I just complaining because I’m a 35-year-old who thinks like a 60-year-old?[/quote]

    Yes

  • Orange and Blue | September 14, 2007 at 3:25 pm |

    Here are the new Blues jerseys…

    http://www.checkingl

    Not horrible, but the old ones were much, much better.

  • Amy | September 14, 2007 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”142484″]Somewhat uniform related:

    I was clothes shopping the other week, and in the men’s department, there were a ton of throwback-logo tshirts, all “designed” (ie, overpriced). There were several on sale that I really liked, including an old Milwaukee Bucks shirt, a Denver Rockets, and a New York Nets.

    The problem was, they were all distressed — made to look old and overwashed. I hate that shit. Why can’t they just make these shirts look like they’re brand new, and by wearing them and washing them let them naturally become old looking.

    I see the same thing on various web sites selling similar shirts. I just want ones that look new!

    Or am I just complaining because I’m a 35-year-old who thinks like a 60-year-old?[/quote]

    I have the same complaint about the way jeans are sold these days (I’m 28). I don’t want to buy them with holes in them and dirt ground into them already. I can ruin my clothes myself thank you very much.

  • Team C. | September 14, 2007 at 3:38 pm |

    Pics from the new Flyers and Phantoms jersey unveiling event today.

    Ben Franklin, Bernie Parent and a bunch of garbage!

    Horrible!

  • Broker75 | September 14, 2007 at 3:39 pm |

    St.Louis Blues: about the arch-like piping, could this possibly be a reference to the Arch of St. Louis?? Maybe I am over thinking it but that would be pretty cool if it symbolized the gateway arch.

  • Philly Bill | September 14, 2007 at 3:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”142491″]Here are the new Blues jerseys…

    http://www.checkingl

    Not horrible, but the old ones were much, much better.[/quote]

    And yet again, the NHL ’08 leaks are proven correct. In about three and a half hours, the leaks will be officially proven correct for the Dallas Stars.

    Reax to the Stars redesign have trended skyward here ’cause everyone saw the black home jersey first — which didn’t go over all that well — and then saw the totally different white jersey, which was pretty well received.

  • todd krevanchi | September 14, 2007 at 3:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”142488″]That Tulane baseball video isn’t all bad . . . at T-minus 19:30, you can see the Green Wave wearing their powder blue uniforms. And then at 18:50, you see the infamous all-gold Florida State uniforms (I assume it’s FSU, because back then Tulane and FSU were both members of the Metro conference)[/quote]

    a. would deion have been on that FSU baseball team in 85? nike used to sell an fsu retro baseball jersey in all gold like that.

    b. that forest green and carolina blue combo really pops when combined. its one of those that when said, it doesnt sound like it would look good but when viewed, it looks sharp. like the burgundy and orange of VaTech.

  • Anthony Verna | September 14, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”142453″]From the uni-watch trademark litigation depatment, this is a really stupid one;

    Penn State had been using the term “white-out” to refer to the entire stadium wearing white at home games. It seems that that in 1987 the Winnipeg Jets trademarked the phrase “Winnipeg White-Out” after having a one time similar promotion.

    Obviously, the Winnipeg Jets no longer exisit, they are now the Phoenix Coyotees. The Coyotees apparently still own the mark, and have informed Penn State that there use of the term is actionable. If you can believe it.[/quote]

    I can believe it. However, I’d be inclined to think that the Coyotes aren’t using the phrase and haven’t used it at least since the move, ergo, it really should be a dead trademark. We’ll see how it goes, of course.

  • Philly Bill | September 14, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”142493″]Pics from the new Flyers and Phantoms jersey unveiling event today.

    Ben Franklin, Bernie Parent and a bunch of garbage!

    Horrible![/quote]

    Whoa, check out the mullet on Bernie! To see a haircut like that anymore I thought you’d have to go to a Charlie Daniels Band concert…

  • Commisso | September 14, 2007 at 3:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”142493″]Pics from the new Flyers and Phantoms jersey unveiling event today.

    Ben Franklin, Bernie Parent and a bunch of garbage!

    Horrible![/quote]

    people have been saying bad things about the Flyers, but its not that bad at all…there are far worse new RBK Jerseys in the NHL.

  • Anthony Verna | September 14, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”142426″]great segment last night on Foc Soccer, they interviewed the “kit manager” from Arsenal about his job, the tradition of all wearing long/short sleeved jerseys, daily tasks etc. he also happend to coach the Arsenal women’s team. Great guy, even better job[/quote]

    Kelly Smith! *drool*

    Ok, I’ll walk away now. :)

  • Al Mattei | September 14, 2007 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”142493″]Pics from the new Flyers and Phantoms jersey unveiling event today.

    Ben Franklin, Bernie Parent and a bunch of garbage!

    Horrible![/quote]

    Not bad; could have been worse.

    And whoever said that the Fly Guys would have a home black and a road orange is *gigglesnort* DEAD WRONG! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  • My Name is Not Earl | September 14, 2007 at 3:56 pm |

    I think Sanders played college baseball from ’86 to ’88. If I remember correctly, FSU made it to Omaha in ’86, and they wore gold at least once at the CWS. So that Sanders jersey Nike is selling would be based on his actual gold jersey (but I don’t recall if the real jerseys had names on the back).

  • Anthony Verna | September 14, 2007 at 4:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”142500″][quote comment=”142493″]Pics from the new Flyers and Phantoms jersey unveiling event today.

    Ben Franklin, Bernie Parent and a bunch of garbage!

    Horrible![/quote]

    people have been saying bad things about the Flyers, but its not that bad at all…there are far worse new RBK Jerseys in the NHL.[/quote]

    It’s in the middle of the pack.
    The piping is silly and the arms/shoulders design is not traditionally the look the Flyers have.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | September 14, 2007 at 4:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”142418″]I can’t stand this logo. In my opinion, one of the worst logos in the history of sports.

    So, naturally, I can’t enjoy looking at a “sweater” with that logo on it.

    I do REALLY like the new Dallas home jersey though. Especially that shoulder patch.[/quote]

    This one isn’t real… we should be so lucky! 6pm central, btw…

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | September 14, 2007 at 4:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”142461″]Dale Jr. will announce his car# and sponsor next Wednesday:

    http://sports.espn.g...

    Kasey Kahne is the new Bud man… is he even old enough to drink???

  • El Santo | September 14, 2007 at 4:13 pm |

    I don’t like the new Dallas jersey. I understand that in sports, each team should have their quirks, but this deviates too far from the standard NHL template. It would be like in the NFL if one team decided to display a big logo in the front of the jersey instead of a number. It just seems like they’re trying way to hard to look different, and it’s not like the jersey it’s replacing was cookie-cutter in the first place: the pattern and colors of the green-star jersey was distinct enough to spot at a distance. Why go with a total overhaul?

  • Anthony Verna | September 14, 2007 at 4:27 pm |

    El Santo, the simple reason is that the star-shaped piping of the old jersey doesn’t work in the new Reebok Edge “jersey system.”

  • Jim | September 14, 2007 at 4:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”142508″][quote comment=”142461″]Dale Jr. will announce his car# and sponsor next Wednesday:

    http://sports.espn.g...

    Kasey Kahne is the new Bud man… is he even old enough to drink???[/quote]

    … like that matters to the average NASCAR fan …

  • Kevin | September 14, 2007 at 4:41 pm |

    Video day sucked. When is the real teacher coming back?

  • ross | September 14, 2007 at 4:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”142503″][quote comment=”142493″]Pics from the new Flyers and Phantoms jersey unveiling event today.

    Ben Franklin, Bernie Parent and a bunch of garbage!

    Horrible![/quote]

    Not bad; could have been worse.

    And whoever said that the Fly Guys would have a home black and a road orange is *gigglesnort* DEAD WRONG! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!![/quote]

    Flyers unis are good, phantoms are hilarious (doesnt the name look really low on the back as well?)

    Also, are they sticking with the traditonal socks? They dont look like edge socks, and I could see tape on one of the phantoms socks.

    Only the lord saves more than Bernie Parent!

    Lets-go-fly-ers

  • Aaron Scholder | September 14, 2007 at 4:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”142340″][quote comment=”142338″][quote comment=”142332″]And somewhere, someone in Atlanta is weeping at the new Thrashers kit.[/quote]

    I don’t follow the NHL, but I do occasionally check to see how the Thrashers do during the season (hometown pride, don’t ya know), and I gotta say, I kinda like the new jerseys. The only thing that I don’t care for on them is the dumb one-sleeve-stripe on the home jersey that has “ATLANTA” down the side. It looks stupid having a dark-blue panel down one side of the jersey (and for the record, I’ve never liked they way they throw “ATLANTA” on just one sleeve).[/quote]

    Also: I see that the drop shadow on “ATLANTA” falls down and to the left.[/quote]
    Paul, what is your opinion of the drop shadow exhibited on this newspaper’s masthead? hehe: http://failedmessiah...

  • Sammy | September 14, 2007 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”142497″][quote comment=”142453″]From the uni-watch trademark litigation depatment, this is a really stupid one;

    Penn State had been using the term “white-out” to refer to the entire stadium wearing white at home games. It seems that that in 1987 the Winnipeg Jets trademarked the phrase “Winnipeg White-Out” after having a one time similar promotion.

    Obviously, the Winnipeg Jets no longer exisit, they are now the Phoenix Coyotees. The Coyotees apparently still own the mark, and have informed Penn State that there use of the term is actionable. If you can believe it.[/quote]

    I can believe it. However, I’d be inclined to think that the Coyotes aren’t using the phrase and haven’t used it at least since the move, ergo, it really should be a dead trademark. We’ll see how it goes, of course.[/quote]

    Actually, I do remember the Coyotes (incidentally, during these days. using “white-out” of the arena during the playoffs, against the Red Wings. [quote comment=”142335″]Doesn’t change the fact that they are still horrible.

    But what do we think of this concept for a new Avalanche logo? Clearly an homage to the Colorado Rockies of old.[/quote]

    Wow, I really dislike that logo. Compared to the current logo, it’s cartoony and stupid. And I think the current one is a bit cartoony. The current logo incorporates the nickname, a hockey puck, and a little local geography. It’s adequate for a NHL team. Of course, we should all be thankful that they chose Colorado Avalanche over another idea: the Rocky Mountain Xtreme.

  • E Ro | September 14, 2007 at 4:59 pm |

    aha, the flyers are hiding how awful their redesign is, by putting them next to an even uglier sweater.

  • DrBear | September 14, 2007 at 5:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”142498″][quote comment=”142493″]Pics from the new Flyers and Phantoms jersey unveiling event today.

    Ben Franklin, Bernie Parent and a bunch of garbage!

    Horrible![/quote]

    Whoa, check out the mullet on Bernie! To see a haircut like that anymore I thought you’d have to go to a Charlie Daniels Band concert…[/quote]

    Actually, I think he’s headed for this Web site

  • Big O | September 14, 2007 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”142492″][quote comment=”142484″]Somewhat uniform related:

    I was clothes shopping the other week, and in the men’s department, there were a ton of throwback-logo tshirts, all “designed” (ie, overpriced). There were several on sale that I really liked, including an old Milwaukee Bucks shirt, a Denver Rockets, and a New York Nets.

    The problem was, they were all distressed — made to look old and overwashed. I hate that shit. Why can’t they just make these shirts look like they’re brand new, and by wearing them and washing them let them naturally become old looking.

    I see the same thing on various web sites selling similar shirts. I just want ones that look new!

    Or am I just complaining because I’m a 35-year-old who thinks like a 60-year-old?[/quote]

    I have the same complaint about the way jeans are sold these days (I’m 28). I don’t want to buy them with holes in them and dirt ground into them already. I can ruin my clothes myself thank you very much.[/quote]

    That’s the problem with today’s youth (sorry to generalize) but they sit inside playing video games all day. They don’t get the chance to ruin there own clothes. They rather pay to have it done for them.

  • Big O | September 14, 2007 at 5:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”142513″][quote comment=”142508″][quote comment=”142461″]Dale Jr. will announce his car# and sponsor next Wednesday:

    http://sports.espn.g...

    Kasey Kahne is the new Bud man… is he even old enough to drink???[/quote]

    … like that matters to the average NASCAR fan …[/quote]

    If Kahne wasn’t over 21 Bud would not sponsor him. When Kyle Busch was under 21 he didn’t have a Bud Contingent sticker on his car. They aren’t completly brainless…….but close.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | September 14, 2007 at 5:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”142511″]El Santo, the simple reason is that the star-shaped piping of the old jersey doesn’t work in the new Reebok Edge “jersey system.”[/quote]

    There was no piping…. it was just die on the fabric.

  • DW in Tampa Bay | September 14, 2007 at 5:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”142487″][quote comment=”142442″]Please pay attention people. This will be posted every day.

    K. Numbers are owned and assigned by NASCAR. Teams can request a specific number. No numbers are retired in NASCAR but there are no plans for the #3 (Dale Earnhardt) or the #28 (Davey Allison/Texaco/Robert Yates Racing) to be used.[/quote]

    That one may have to come off the list. According to the ESPN article, there has been a trademark application just filed this week for #28.[/quote]

    You can trademark the design of the number, but not the number itself. The numbers belong to NASCAR and are leased to the owners.

    ESPN was sued for their depiction of the stylized #3 in their 2004 movie of Dale Earnhardt’s life.

    From Wikipedia (so take it for what it is):
    “The script of this film was not approved by Teresa Earnhardt and the Earnhardt family. The film, although capturing the essence of Dale Earnhardt, is inaccurate in many of the events seen in the film. Richard Childress, the former car owner and team owner of Dale Earnhardt sued ESPN for copyright infringement with the film’s use of the “3” logo.”

    If you look at #8 and #3 merchandise, you will see the Restricted symbol on the numbers.

    If you could trademark numbers themselves, don’t you think somebody would have trademarked Richard Petty’s #43 by now?


  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | September 14, 2007 at 5:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”142526″][quote comment=”142513″][quote comment=”142508″][quote comment=”142461″]Dale Jr. will announce his car# and sponsor next Wednesday:

    http://sports.espn.g...

    Kasey Kahne is the new Bud man… is he even old enough to drink???[/quote]

    … like that matters to the average NASCAR fan …[/quote]

    If Kahne wasn’t over 21 Bud would not sponsor him. When Kyle Busch was under 21 he didn’t have a Bud Contingent sticker on his car. They aren’t completly brainless…….but close.[/quote]

    Guess I left off the [/sarcasm] tag… didn’t think I needed it!

  • DW in Tampa Bay | September 14, 2007 at 5:29 pm |

    Sorry, it didn’t accept the links.


  • TOG | September 14, 2007 at 5:33 pm |

    Did someone drop a pizza on the front new Calgary Flames silhouette?

    https://www.icejerse...

    Oppps. Oh my, that’s the logo.

  • TOG | September 14, 2007 at 5:37 pm |

    Anybody who enjoys college hockey will probably enjoy the Dallas jersey, especialy DIII hockey. It’s a great look that I think we’re just not used to at the NHL level. I think it will grow on people.

    CRESTS. CRESTS. CRESTS. NO TYPE…

    THE FIRST RULE OF A HOCKEY JERSEY AS PER THE WORLD.

    USE A CREST.

    THE NEW DALLAS AND VANCOUVER JERSEYS LOOK LIKE BAD PRACTICEWEAR.

  • Chuck Ryals | September 14, 2007 at 5:54 pm |

    I see the new Reebok NHL jerseys are on sale now, they are calling replica jerseys, Premier, and charging 110.00 bucks+. Replicas have always been 60/70 bucks. Whats wrong with this picture?

  • Andy from KC | September 14, 2007 at 5:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”142442″]Please pay attention people. This will be posted every day … etc., etc.[/quote]

    If you really think first time posters are going to read that long-ass post, in its entirety, before posting … best of luck.

  • Trump1010 | September 14, 2007 at 6:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”142539″][quote comment=”142442″]Please pay attention people. This will be posted every day … etc., etc.[/quote]

    If you really think first time posters are going to read that long-ass post, in its entirety, before posting … best of luck.[/quote]

    Not to mention I find the irony in a guy who’s complaining about the same things being posted repeatedly, posting the same message over and over again… I can see in a week we’ll have double letter items like…

    AB. The black bars on ACC jerseys are for the Tech shootings.

    Meanwhile, he could’ve taken the Bucs practice jersey off there a week ago… and as soon as that comes off I bet it gets asked again… So basically what I’m wondering is, how far do you go with this. Can’t we just have a FAUQ (Frequently Asked Uni-Questions) page and when someone asks a FAUQ you just direct them there.

  • Stevo | September 14, 2007 at 6:15 pm |

    If you could trademark numbers themselves, don’t you think somebody would have trademarked Richard Petty’s #43 by now?

    You mean someone like Richard Petty or Petty Enterprises? NASCAR’s official position is that they own the numbers and lease them to the teams every year. If a team used a particular number in the previous year, or has a special connection to a number (3 and 28), they get rights of first refusal at the beginning of the year. Sometimes teams will work deals out to trade or loan numbers to other teams, but it’s not officially sanctioned by NASCAR. For instance, Dale Sr paid another team to get the 8, which was his father’s number, to give to Dale Jr’s car.

    I personally prefer the way the FIA assigns numbers: World Driver’s Champion gets #1, teammate gets #2, and the rest of the teams are based on Constructers Points.

  • zorro | September 14, 2007 at 6:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”142541″][quote comment=”142539″][quote comment=”142442″]Please pay attention people. This will be posted every day … etc., etc.[/quote]

    If you really think first time posters are going to read that long-ass post, in its entirety, before posting … best of luck.[/quote]

    Not to mention I find the irony in a guy who’s complaining about the same things being posted repeatedly, posting the same message over and over again… I can see in a week we’ll have double letter items like…

    AB. The black bars on ACC jerseys are for the Tech shootings.

    Meanwhile, he could’ve taken the Bucs practice jersey off there a week ago… and as soon as that comes off I bet it gets asked again… So basically what I’m wondering is, how far do you go with this. Can’t we just have a FAUQ (Frequently Asked Uni-Questions) page and when someone asks a FAUQ you just direct them there.[/quote]

    I would recommend calling it the FUQ (Frequent Uniform Questions). That way when somebody asks about the Bucs uniform numbers, you can just reply with a hearty “FUQ!”

  • Tom C. | September 14, 2007 at 6:24 pm |

    good g-d. those players in the whitesboro video with the work gloves. Where did they find so many guys who might not have passed 4th grade?

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | September 14, 2007 at 6:49 pm |

    NASCAR radio is reporting they heard from a very good source that Hendricks Motor Sports is buying 88 from Yates racing for Dale Jr.

  • Chris ATL | September 14, 2007 at 7:07 pm |
  • Francesca | September 14, 2007 at 7:44 pm |

    Hey, thanks for posting our story to your blog, go to http://www.presspass... for more behind the scenes action. I just made another visit to M & N last week to get aq look at what’s new this fall…all here at Uni Watch will be impressed….

  • joe | September 14, 2007 at 7:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”142486″]The Blackhawks made one change, and not for the better. They now have the same “Crossed Tomohawk” on both sweaters. It used to have a white head and green handles on the red sweater. It makes no sense for any part of the patch to be the same color as the sweater.

    As for differences in home and road functionality, the Reds in the ’90s wore vests at home and sleeves on the road, and the Tigers of th’70s wore buttons and belts at home and pullovers and elastic on the road.[/quote]

    That is incorrect, the season ticket hold mailing picture was incorrect. Go to the blackhawks site they have pics of the unveilings. The sholder logos are the tames as last year. red has green/white tomahawks and the white has red/green.

  • joe | September 14, 2007 at 7:48 pm |

    Looks like the hawks even told RBK to f itself and didnt use the gay sock striping, just hte classic socks.

  • Adam | September 14, 2007 at 8:13 pm |

    White Sox are wearing their special “halfway to St Patrick’s Day” uniforms today – think normal White Sox home uniform, with green replacing all the black.

  • Greg | September 14, 2007 at 8:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”142561″]White Sox are wearing their special “halfway to St Patrick’s Day” uniforms today – think normal White Sox home uniform, with green replacing all the black.[/quote]

    The caps have the New Era logo on the side and to make it worse THE CAPS ARE NOT FITTED!!!!!!! As a Sox fan, this is flat out embarassing!!!!!!

  • interlockingtc | September 14, 2007 at 8:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”142484″]Somewhat uniform related:

    I was clothes shopping the other week, and in the men’s department, there were a ton of throwback-logo tshirts, all “designed” (ie, overpriced). There were several on sale that I really liked, including an old Milwaukee Bucks shirt, a Denver Rockets, and a New York Nets.

    The problem was, they were all distressed — made to look old and overwashed. I hate that shit. Why can’t they just make these shirts look like they’re brand new, and by wearing them and washing them let them naturally become old looking.

    I see the same thing on various web sites selling similar shirts. I just want ones that look new!

    Or am I just complaining because I’m a 35-year-old who thinks like a 60-year-old?[/quote]
    I absolutely concur. It is really weird.

  • JM Rempt | September 14, 2007 at 8:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”142563″][quote comment=”142561″]White Sox are wearing their special “halfway to St Patrick’s Day” uniforms today – think normal White Sox home uniform, with green replacing all the black.[/quote]

    The caps have the New Era logo on the side and to make it worse THE CAPS ARE NOT FITTED!!!!!!! As a Sox fan, this is flat out embarassing!!!!!![/quote]

    I was about to post about that..I can’t remember the last time I saw a major league player with an adjustable cap. It looks like they bought them from the souvenir stand.

  • Terri | September 14, 2007 at 9:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”142550″]Dallas Edge[/quote]

    My favorite sports team of all time now looks like a DIII college team…I think I might have a mental breakdown.
    SWC Susan, are you ok? Has your head exploded yet?

  • Mike Engle | September 14, 2007 at 9:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”142565″][quote comment=”142563″][quote comment=”142561″]White Sox are wearing their special “halfway to St Patrick’s Day” uniforms today – think normal White Sox home uniform, with green replacing all the black.[/quote]

    The caps have the New Era logo on the side and to make it worse THE CAPS ARE NOT FITTED!!!!!!! As a Sox fan, this is flat out embarassing!!!!!![/quote]

    I was about to post about that..I can’t remember the last time I saw a major league player with an adjustable cap. It looks like they bought them from the souvenir stand.[/quote]
    Take a look. It looks like Little League.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | September 14, 2007 at 9:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”142568″][quote comment=”142550″]Dallas Edge[/quote]

    My favorite sports team of all time now looks like a DIII college team…I think I might have a mental breakdown.
    SWC Susan, are you ok? Has your head exploded yet?[/quote]

    OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD! Marty has on gold pads… Latin Kings is all I can think about. Why oh why does that have to be the home jersey? Fortunately, I think it won’t sell and it will be gone next year. No… I am NOT okay – note to self, start drinking heavily, NOW!

  • Terri | September 14, 2007 at 9:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”142570″][quote comment=”142568″][quote comment=”142550″]Dallas Edge[/quote]

    My favorite sports team of all time now looks like a DIII college team…I think I might have a mental breakdown.
    SWC Susan, are you ok? Has your head exploded yet?[/quote]

    OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD! Marty has on gold pads… Latin Kings is all I can think about. Why oh why does that have to be the home jersey? Fortunately, I think it won’t sell and it will be gone next year. No… I am NOT okay – note to self, start drinking heavily, NOW![/quote]

    It usually really depresses me that I live no where near Dallas and therefore haven’t seen a home game since I was 10…now I am incredibly relieved that I don’t have to see that atrocity.

  • David | September 14, 2007 at 9:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”142461″]Dale Jr. will announce his car# and sponsor next Wednesday:

    http://sports.espn.g...

    Well, looks like he is changing to the 88 car. Sucks for all those rednecks with an ‘8’ tattoo–another 8 probably won’t fit as good as an extra ‘1’.

  • David | September 14, 2007 at 9:30 pm |

    ^^^oops^^^

    meant to add he is also being sponsored by Mountain Dew and the Amp energy drink.

  • Evan | September 14, 2007 at 9:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”142573″][quote comment=”142461″]Dale Jr. will announce his car# and sponsor next Wednesday:

    http://sports.espn.g...

    Well, looks like he is changing to the 88 car. Sucks for all those rednecks with an ‘8’ tattoo–another 8 probably won’t fit as good as an extra ‘1’.[/quote]
    lol i found that really funny

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | September 14, 2007 at 9:42 pm |

    Really…. how ghetto is this? No offense to anyone who happens to be ghetto!

  • Jaye | September 14, 2007 at 10:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”142577″]Really…. how ghetto is this? No offense to anyone who happens to be ghetto![/quote]

    mmmmm.. how ghetto IS it?

  • Mike Engle | September 14, 2007 at 10:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”142577″]Really…. how ghetto is this? No offense to anyone who happens to be ghetto![/quote]
    You might want to hide. The Bloods and the Cripps might be after you. Just don’t wear the wrong New Era Yankees fashion cap.

  • Terri | September 14, 2007 at 10:08 pm |

    Has anyone else noticed how weird the sleeve stripes look on the new Stars (and others) jersey when the players elbow is bent? You can see it here if you scroll down to the second pic.

  • =bg= | September 14, 2007 at 10:09 pm |

    Padres wearing the (late 80s’early 90’s?) blue pinstripes @ home tonight–Giants in the usual gray, no retro. The Pads caps have the new Era flag on the side..but they appear fitted?

  • Terri | September 14, 2007 at 10:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”142581″]Has anyone else noticed how weird the sleeve stripes look on the new Stars (and others) jersey when the players elbow is bent? You can see it here if you scroll down to the second pic.[/quote]

    Oh, I meant to add that I know it seems nitpicky, but i just don’t like how it looks…

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | September 14, 2007 at 10:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”142580″][quote comment=”142577″]Really…. how ghetto is this? No offense to anyone who happens to be ghetto![/quote]
    You might want to hide. The Bloods and the Cripps might be after you. Just don’t wear the wrong New Era Yankees fashion cap.[/quote]

    Exactly.. did you see Turco’s Latin Kings hat?

  • DW in Tampa Bay | September 14, 2007 at 10:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”142541″]
    Not to mention I find the irony in a guy who’s complaining about the same things being posted repeatedly, posting the same message over and over again… I can see in a week we’ll have double letter items like…

    AB. The black bars on ACC jerseys are for the Tech shootings.
    [/quote]

    Hey genius, did you even read the post at all?

    That is already in there.

    And for all of people that are complaining…I don’t see you doing anything to make it better.

    Be part of the solution, not part of the problem.

  • Aaron Scholder | September 14, 2007 at 10:18 pm |

    Official Look at the Rangers new RBK jersey on a player: http://bp0.blogger.c...

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | September 14, 2007 at 10:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”142583″][quote comment=”142581″]Has anyone else noticed how weird the sleeve stripes look on the new Stars (and others) jersey when the players elbow is bent? You can see it here if you scroll down to the second pic.[/quote]

    Oh, I meant to add that I know it seems nitpicky, but i just don’t like how it looks…[/quote]

    Not nitpicky at all… kind of what it’s about – how it looks, ya know? The jersey was bad enough – but the whole ensemble is just horrible. What redeeming qualities the white jersey are had are ruined by the ensemble as well.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | September 14, 2007 at 10:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”142575″][quote comment=”142573″][quote comment=”142461″]Dale Jr. will announce his car# and sponsor next Wednesday:

    http://sports.espn.g...

    Well, looks like he is changing to the 88 car. Sucks for all those rednecks with an ‘8’ tattoo–another 8 probably won’t fit as good as an extra ‘1’.[/quote]
    lol i found that really funny[/quote]

    I’m sorry, but the NASCAR guy I sit behind at the races, plenty of 8s could fit on his arm!

  • Mike Engle | September 14, 2007 at 10:42 pm |

    Does the NHL have a mandatory uniform hold period, like how MLB must hold onto uniform designs for three years? I am predicting some serious designers’ remorse in the future.

  • Terri | September 14, 2007 at 10:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”142591″]Does the NHL have a mandatory uniform hold period, like how MLB must hold onto uniform designs for three years? I am predicting some serious designers’ remorse in the future.[/quote]

    Oh man, I hadn’t even thought of that…I’m kind of counting on the stars having a “WTF were we thinking” moment and changing their jerseys next yr.

  • Jim | September 14, 2007 at 10:52 pm |

    Nice to see the reporters at MLB.com are watching for the right details:

    ST. LOUIS — Cliff Floyd hit his third homer in as many games Friday night to back Carlos Zambrano and lift the Cubs to a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals to maintain at least a half-game lead in the National League Central.

    Zambrano (16-12) matched his career high in wins, giving up one run on Albert Pujols’ 31st homer. Big Z, who wore his socks high for the second straight start, struck out three, gave up four hits and walked two over eight innings.

  • Commisso | September 14, 2007 at 11:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”142591″]Does the NHL have a mandatory uniform hold period, like how MLB must hold onto uniform designs for three years? I am predicting some serious designers’ remorse in the future.[/quote]
    Yes, they do. That’s why the Ducks couldn’t change their logo.

  • Rydell M. | September 14, 2007 at 11:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”142595″][quote comment=”142591″]Does the NHL have a mandatory uniform hold period, like how MLB must hold onto uniform designs for three years? I am predicting some serious designers’ remorse in the future.[/quote]
    Yes, they do. That’s why the Ducks couldn’t change their logo.[/quote]

    Are they officially the Anaheim Ducks? or is the Mighty still there.?

  • Mike Engle | September 14, 2007 at 11:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”142596″][quote comment=”142595″][quote comment=”142591″]Does the NHL have a mandatory uniform hold period, like how MLB must hold onto uniform designs for three years? I am predicting some serious designers’ remorse in the future.[/quote]
    Yes, they do. That’s why the Ducks couldn’t change their logo.[/quote]

    Are they officially the Anaheim Ducks? or is the Mighty still there.?[/quote]
    Mighty no more, in a literal sense. They are only mighty in the fact that they won the Cup.

  • Broker75 | September 14, 2007 at 11:20 pm |
  • Big L | September 14, 2007 at 11:54 pm |

    I wish I had a screen grab to share ab out this, but I hope maybe someone can help me out. In tonight’s game, Carlos Zambrano appeared to have a design on his bat (his last at-bat of the game) and it looked like a butterfly. Anybody else notice?

  • Nolan | September 15, 2007 at 12:48 am |

    [quote comment=”142592″][quote comment=”142591″]Does the NHL have a mandatory uniform hold period, like how MLB must hold onto uniform designs for three years? I am predicting some serious designers’ remorse in the future.[/quote]

    Oh man, I hadn’t even thought of that…I’m kind of counting on the stars having a “WTF were we thinking” moment and changing their jerseys next yr.[/quote]

    Look, they had a whole year, A WHOLE YEAR and this is the best they could come up with. What exactly gives you the glimmer of hope that Dallas or any other team (I live in Dallas by the way) would go “you know that year we spent making new our new jersey, well we really F’d that up let’s do another one” It will happen, but it will probably take a while, although I wish it wouldn’t.

    I say baby steps, first thing that needs to change is the stupid hemline.

  • Scott | September 15, 2007 at 1:35 am |

    [quote comment=”142603″]I wish I had a screen grab to share ab out this, but I hope maybe someone can help me out. In tonight’s game, Carlos Zambrano appeared to have a design on his bat (his last at-bat of the game) and it looked like a butterfly. Anybody else notice?[/quote]

    I’m guessing he was using a Sam Bat baseball bat, as seen here.

    I first noticed these bats during the 2005 World Series. Scott Podesednik used a Sam Bat baseball bat to hit his walk-off homer in game two.

  • joe | September 15, 2007 at 1:49 am |

    [quote comment=”142563″][quote comment=”142561″]White Sox are wearing their special “halfway to St Patrick’s Day” uniforms today – think normal White Sox home uniform, with green replacing all the black.[/quote]

    The caps have the New Era logo on the side and to make it worse THE CAPS ARE NOT FITTED!!!!!!! As a Sox fan, this is flat out embarassing!!!!!![/quote]
    you should be embarrassed for being a sux fan.

  • Rob | September 15, 2007 at 2:06 am |

    About the Kate on Sports segment. It said that he wasn’t sure if he like the segment because what she said was interesting or because she was cute. Sorry to disappoint, but as a recent Cal alum, I know that she is actually a lesbian who is already engaged. Sucks.

  • Trump1010 | September 15, 2007 at 2:14 am |

    [quote comment=”142586″][quote comment=”142541″]
    Not to mention I find the irony in a guy who’s complaining about the same things being posted repeatedly, posting the same message over and over again… I can see in a week we’ll have double letter items like…

    AB. The black bars on ACC jerseys are for the Tech shootings.
    [/quote]

    Hey genius, did you even read the post at all?

    That is already in there.

    And for all of people that are complaining…I don’t see you doing anything to make it better.

    Be part of the solution, not part of the problem.[/quote]

    See, that’s kinda funny… I’m on here all the time and I don’t read the whole damn thing. And, GENIUS, for your information, did you not notice my suggestion for the solution? The FAUQ page or for you, I could go with the FUQ.

  • Tim | September 15, 2007 at 2:14 am |

    [quote comment=”142582″]Padres wearing the (late 80s’early 90’s?) blue pinstripes @ home tonight–Giants in the usual gray, no retro. The Pads caps have the new Era flag on the side..but they appear fitted?[/quote]
    They announced the blue pinstripes as officially the 1997 jerseys, which they started wearing in 1991. That New Era logo was on the side of the cap, and they were fitted. The Giants did not participate in the throwback evening.

  • Scott | September 15, 2007 at 2:31 am |

    [quote comment=”142617″][quote comment=”142563″][quote comment=”142561″]White Sox are wearing their special “halfway to St Patrick’s Day” uniforms today – think normal White Sox home uniform, with green replacing all the black.[/quote]

    The caps have the New Era logo on the side and to make it worse THE CAPS ARE NOT FITTED!!!!!!! As a Sox fan, this is flat out embarassing!!!!!![/quote]
    you should be embarrassed for being a sux fan.[/quote]

    C’mon man…you can’t do any better than that? Sux? Seriously? Weak.

  • Stuby | September 15, 2007 at 6:19 am |

    [quote comment=”142615″][quote comment=”142603″]I wish I had a screen grab to share ab out this, but I hope maybe someone can help me out. In tonight’s game, Carlos Zambrano appeared to have a design on his bat (his last at-bat of the game) and it looked like a butterfly. Anybody else notice?[/quote]

    I’m guessing he was using a Sam Bat baseball bat, as seen here.

    I first noticed these bats during the 2005 World Series. Scott Podesednik used a Sam Bat baseball bat to hit his walk-off homer in game two.[/quote]
    Aren’t those the maple bats. I think Bonds brought them into vogue during his 2001 year, in which he hit 73* homers.

    I almost hesitated putting that asterisk there, since it is being proven that pretty much everybody cheats in sports these days.