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It’s funny how ridiculous uniform elements like color gradations and wraparound butt stripes can look OK — or least interesting — when applied to a sport you don’t care about, as seen here with the Pakistan cricket team, celebrating during their match against New Zealand earlier today. — Paul

 

72 comments to Saturday Open Thread

  • SQL | September 22, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    Hail to the pistachios !

  • Ben N | September 22, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    I just Barfed up my Breakfast…..on a ligheter note….GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ben N | September 22, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”146192″]I just Barfed up my Breakfast…..on a ligheter note….GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    ***lighter

  • S Bennett | September 22, 2007 at 10:50 am |

    I don’t care for cricket and I still think these wraparounds look bad. The 80s are over.

    They should only been seen on surfing shorts / swim trunks.

    Gradations can work in rare cases – this isn’t one of them.

    SB

  • Shane | September 22, 2007 at 10:50 am |

    It’s the Keene Swamp Bats all over again, egads.

  • Stuby | September 22, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    My first thought when I saw that picture was “Oh, those must be the Oregon cheerleaders”.

  • odessasteps | September 22, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    That one guy appears to be wearing Hulk Hands.

  • The Ol Goaler | September 22, 2007 at 11:03 am |

    The “Tank McNamara” comic strip has been riffing all week about how a (nonexistant) low-minor baseball league has had it’s playoffs disrupted; the league imported “unsafe” souvenirs, food and uniforms from China, and had to dump them!

    Today’s strip (on “GoComics.com”) should bring a smile to those that Get It(TM)!

  • eventual esquire | September 22, 2007 at 11:04 am |

    Paul,

    You’re being sarcastic, right? (I hope!)

    I am just hoping these aren’t concepts for new Oregon unis.

  • Ken Hemphill | September 22, 2007 at 11:17 am |

    Since there were all of the discrepancies noted this week of shoulder and chest numerals not matching, how’s about the numbers not matching on the helmet and chest on Alabama? The program has had them conisitently not matching, which would just be more reasoning to how much they suck.

    Geaux Tigers!

  • Kwik | September 22, 2007 at 11:24 am |

    The picture is from the World Twenty20 cricket championships. Without delving too far into the rules of cricket, the game can be played in the long, 3 to 5-day test match, or in a shorter version, where a match can be completed in a few hours. Typically, in the longer test matches, the players still compete in sweater vests and white pants, and the shorter matches are the only time where there is a true national uniform. So, the cricketers go from one extreme to another. And really, if the play mainly in the sweater vests, who can begrudge some (albeit extreme) color schemes when they get the chance?

  • The Original Lee | September 22, 2007 at 12:21 pm |

    none of the kits in the Twenty20 world championships have been that good. india’s are decent. new zealand’s are nice, but theyre just black as to be expected. the rest are pretty much horrid.

  • NateL | September 22, 2007 at 12:36 pm |

    watching the UNC-USF football game on ESPN, and UNC has a black bar above the nameplate on their jersey. anyone know why?

  • Matt | September 22, 2007 at 12:38 pm |

    Love the golves

  • matthew | September 22, 2007 at 12:44 pm |

    acc flag?

  • Kyle From CC | September 22, 2007 at 12:48 pm |

    watching the UNC-USF football game on ESPN, and UNC has a black bar above the nameplate on their jersey. anyone know why?

    I think every team in the ACC is wearing them, im guessing for vtech.

  • Brandon | September 22, 2007 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”146236″]watching the UNC-USF football game on ESPN, and UNC has a black bar above the nameplate on their jersey. anyone know why?[/quote]

    All ACC teams are wearing the black bar this season I guess as a show of solidarity or what ever you call it for the VTech incident.

    not all in the same location though…

  • Hex | September 22, 2007 at 1:02 pm |

    I can cope with the colour gradation on Pakistan’s uniform, but the wraparound stripes are too much. I certainly prefer the colour gradation to some the uniforms they’ve had in the past which have been entirely lime green.

    I agree that there aren’t any great uniforms in the Twenty20 championship, but Australia’s are a least interesting. They’re wearing yellow vests over grey underarmour style shirts, some long sleeved, some short.

    The gloves may look a bit like “Hulk Hands” but I’m pleased to see the team making an effort. The wicketkeepers (think catcher in baseball) often use just plain black equipment, or in an unrelated colour.

    One thing I noticed in the New Zealand side was that there was a variety of caps. Some of the players were wearing a fitted style that I have thought was long overdue. It seems odd that an international team should often play in one size fits all strap adjusted caps.

  • =bg= | September 22, 2007 at 1:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”146197″]My first thought when I saw that picture was “Oh, those must be the Oregon cheerleaders”.[/quote]

    HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA
    That IS EXACTLY what I thought. ROFLMAO 4X

  • durte | September 22, 2007 at 1:35 pm |

    OMG!! 4X!? TTM. YMBF. ttfn.

  • John from Virginia Beach | September 22, 2007 at 1:38 pm |

    Pakistan’s pants look like something a BMX racer would wear.

  • Philly Bill | September 22, 2007 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”146260″]OMG!! 4X!? TTM. YMBF. ttfn.[/quote]

    LOLrsk8s.

  • SQL | September 22, 2007 at 1:57 pm |

    Some kind of uniform snafu in the french soccer league tonight. Due to the similarity between the two team’s kits, Marseille had to borrow one of their opponent’s alternate jersey to play the game. One could argue that they’d rather have played without any shirts on than with these maroon and pink monstrosities

  • Richard from MA | September 22, 2007 at 3:06 pm |

    So I’m watching the Louisville/Syracuse game on ESPN360 at the same time as I’m watching the NC State/Clemson game on WSBK. It’s very hard to keep track of everything, given the color schemes.

    But that’s not my point.

    Here’s my point:

    One of the Syracuse players just squared up to the camera, and I thought, “Those partial shoulder stripes are just the stupidest thing ever!” It was just visceral. They’re completely pointless. I know this has been covered ad nauseam, but whoever it was that thought up partial stripes needs a good analyst.

    Harrumph.

  • Stevo | September 22, 2007 at 3:17 pm |

    Some kind of uniform snafu in the french soccer league tonight. Due to the similarity between the two team’s kits, Marseille had to borrow one of their opponent’s alternate jersey to play the game. One could argue that they’d rather have played without any shirts on than with these maroon and pink monstrosities

    Reminds me of something that happened at a high school game about 10 years ago. It was a State Tournament game, and both teams only had gold unis. The road team on the scoreboard got lucky in that there was another school in the area with the exact same nickname who loaned them their road reds.

  • josh's twin | September 22, 2007 at 3:51 pm |

    Those Pakistani cricket unis would look great on the Tampa(Bay)(Devil)Rays.

  • Bryan | September 22, 2007 at 4:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”146272″][quote comment=”146260″]OMG!! 4X!? TTM. YMBF. ttfn.[/quote]

    LOLrsk8s.[/quote]

    Can someone enlighten me as to what the hell that means?!?! I was absent the day they taught Leet-speak.

  • My name is not Earl | September 22, 2007 at 4:34 pm |

    Sure is quiet today. But of course, it’s Yom Kippur, so perhaps lots of our posters are forbidden from doing anything until sundown.

    Ole Miss brought out the red jerseys against Florida (it usually wears blue at home). Like other Nike jerseys with shoulder stripes, there isn’t much room on the back between the stripes. Of course, that doesn’t matter much since UM doesn’t have names on the backs of the jerseys.

  • jponsetto | September 22, 2007 at 4:38 pm |

    Now I remember why Zubaz’s Pants went out of business…the official pants of Kid’n’Play…

  • JJD | September 22, 2007 at 4:44 pm |

    Here are some a couple of oddities from Washington high school football teams…

    Here is a shot of Snohomish (in red). Why have the black stripe on the pants when it doesn’t go up into the shirt panels?

    Here is Kentrdge (in white). The lightning bolts on the pants are really odd and they don’t match the helmets.

    Here is Kentwood’s star running back Demetrius Bronson, #30. His teammate, #33, has MUCH wider jersey numbers than he is sporting, which seem to be closer to the rest of the team’s.

  • NateL | September 22, 2007 at 4:53 pm |

    Thanks for the help on the black bars. Couldn’t find anything on the UNC website. So obviously UniWatch was my next option.

    I think it’s neat that all the sports are wearing them, not just football. It might also be an interesting study as to where the football teams are wearing them. (UNC – above nameplate, BC – above left sleeve logo, Miami – above the Nike logo)

  • Stevo | September 22, 2007 at 4:56 pm |

    The Snohomish mismatch is probably a case of either new pants/old jerseys or new jerseys/old pants. A lot of HS programs can only afford to buy one piece of the uni new in a given year. For instance, my Senior year we could only afford to get new road jerseys, so we still had to use our old home jerseys and pants. If you really want to see a nice mix, attend a Junior Varsity volleyball match. 2 teams with sometimes a total of 6 different unis, it’s like the United Colors of Volleyball.

  • Collin | September 22, 2007 at 5:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”146289″][quote comment=”146272″][quote comment=”146260″]OMG!! 4X!? TTM. YMBF. ttfn.[/quote]

    LOLrsk8s.[/quote]

    Can someone enlighten me as to what the hell that means?!?! I was absent the day they taught Leet-speak.[/quote]

    OMGWTFBBQ! U hafta check teh 1337 Wiki n00b.

    Im in ur crickets rockin mah gradashuns. I can has Hulk band?

  • Dan | September 22, 2007 at 5:16 pm |

    Is it just me, or does Florida look much better in these pants they used to wear, versus the pants they’ve been wearing since Urban Meyer took over? They’ve always had both sets, but Ron Zook used to like the orange, and I agree with him. Also, I’d like to see more of this at home games and this gorgeous jersey worn by Emmitt Smith, with blue or white pants. This is just food for thought.

  • The Original Lee | September 22, 2007 at 5:21 pm |

    nice to see a few others watching the Twenty20. great match this evening between India and Australia.

  • Stevo | September 22, 2007 at 5:26 pm |

    I think the orange pants go better with the white jerseys. In general, I think that white jerseys look best when the pants match the helmet. I like seeing 2 of the big 3 (helmet, jersey, pants)matching, so the blue jersey/blue pants/orange helmet works for me.

  • Eric B | September 22, 2007 at 5:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”146273″]Some kind of uniform snafu in the french soccer league tonight. Due to the similarity between the two team’s kits, Marseille had to borrow one of their opponent’s alternate jersey to play the game. One could argue that they’d rather have played without any shirts on than with these maroon and pink monstrosities[/quote]

    http://images.jupite... much?

  • nomnomn | September 22, 2007 at 5:56 pm |

    Paul:

    I’m a big fan of your site, but I’ve stopped coming around recently because the layout is just too frustrating.

    There are too many clicks required (even with text-to-image), and it’s too hard to weed through the topics I am disinterested in (pretty much anything to do with baseball or hockey – heresy, I know,) especially in the “ticker” sections.

    Being a fan of design and typography, I’m surprised that your site is (to me) the equivalent of Oregon’s gray-on-white name plates. Sure, it’s readable – but why make us work so hard?

  • Stevo | September 22, 2007 at 6:02 pm |

    Paul:

    I’m a big fan of your site, but I’ve stopped coming around recently because the layout is just too frustrating.

    There are too many clicks required (even with text-to-image), and it’s too hard to weed through the topics I am disinterested in (pretty much anything to do with baseball or hockey – heresy, I know,) especially in the “ticker” sections.

    Being a fan of design and typography, I’m surprised that your site is (to me) the equivalent of Oregon’s gray-on-white name plates. Sure, it’s readable – but why make us work so hard?

    It’s a Blog, blogs tend to lean towards being a bit discombobulated and crammed together.

  • Nate | September 22, 2007 at 6:24 pm |

    Justin Anderson of Northern Illinois is wearing a number 43 jersey today instead of his normal #21. He’s still wearing a #21 helmet, and I haven’t heard why he’s wearing that jersey.

    In a related note, now the Huskies have a black shoulder stripe on their away jerseys, that looks surprisingly sharp. I don’t remember that stripe being there last year, so unless I’m wrong it’s something to add to the list of uni changes for this year (I’m a student at NIU, and we never got NIU away games on TV so I don’t remember if there were shoulder stripes last year). The home uniforms are unchanged as far as I can tell

  • Mike | September 22, 2007 at 6:35 pm |

    Man City played Fulham in the EPL today and wore their purple change strips!
    http://newsimg.bbc.c...

  • Greg V. | September 22, 2007 at 7:47 pm |

    What constitutes the “uni-tard” look by official Uniwatch definition? It goes beyond just pants and jersey the same color, right? Are stripeless pants and matching socks (ie New Orleans Saints’ all blacks) both required?

  • hokiebuckeye | September 22, 2007 at 7:57 pm |

    What constitutes the “uni-tard” look by official Uniwatch definition? It goes beyond just pants and jersey the same color, right? Are stripeless pants and matching socks (ie New Orleans Saints’ all blacks) both required?

    That’s pretty much my impression. And welcome to yet another edition of not many people thinking for themselves.

  • PRC | September 22, 2007 at 8:11 pm |

    Watching the Flyers-Rangers game on MSG right now… Scott Gomez’s Assistant Captain ‘A’ has fallen off – all he’s got left is the drop shadow! …and those Rangers jerseys look awful – they could at least center the text!

  • Kyle at IU | September 22, 2007 at 8:15 pm |

    Wisconsin with white pants looks so much better than the red-on-red.

  • moose35 | September 22, 2007 at 8:30 pm |

    “There are too many clicks required (even with text-to-image), and it’s too hard to weed through the topics I am disinterested in (pretty much anything to do with baseball or hockey – heresy, I know,) especially in the “ticker” sections.

    Being a fan of design and typography, I’m surprised that your site is (to me) the equivalent of Oregon’s gray-on-white name plates. Sure, it’s readable – but why make us work so hard?”

    Small price to pay for the info available, honestly.

    Seeings that I never posted here, and just wanted to get it out there that the Phillies alts for next year suck. Bad. Much better if they bring a variation of the 80’s uni back, even if it’s just colors. Anyway, who listens to me. Whaddu I know :-) Later!

  • Geoff | September 22, 2007 at 8:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”146346″]Wisconsin with white pants looks so much better than the red-on-red.[/quote]

    That’s the first thing I thought when I saw them take the field. Not surprised they changed back. They looked like radishes in the red-on-red…

  • tom | September 22, 2007 at 8:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”146344″]Watching the Flyers-Rangers game on MSG right now… Scott Gomez’s Assistant Captain ‘A’ has fallen off – all he’s got left is the drop shadow! …and those Rangers jerseys look awful – they could at least center the text![/quote]

    it seems that the new jerseys are falling apart. i do like the rangers jerseys i just hate the rounded hemline.
    ranger in 07-08

  • TD | September 22, 2007 at 9:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”146350″]”There are too many clicks required (even with text-to-image), and it’s too hard to weed through the topics I am disinterested in (pretty much anything to do with baseball or hockey – heresy, I know,) especially in the “ticker” sections.

    Being a fan of design and typography, I’m surprised that your site is (to me) the equivalent of Oregon’s gray-on-white name plates. Sure, it’s readable – but why make us work so hard?”

    Small price to pay for the info available, honestly.

    Seeings that I never posted here, and just wanted to get it out there that the Phillies alts for next year suck. Bad. Much better if they bring a variation of the 80’s uni back, even if it’s just colors. Anyway, who listens to me. Whaddu I know :-) Later![/quote]

    Understandable, but spammers don’t try to infiltrate Oregon uniforms. The redundancies and hoop-jumping is to prevent the page from being buried in myspace-style spambot posts and phish food.

    IMO, ‘unitard’ usually means same base color from shins to neck – jersey, pants, and connector sock.
    Connector sock optional or sometimes not applicable.

  • Matt D. | September 22, 2007 at 9:29 pm |

    Maryland looks like they’re gonna wear the Nike system of dress bullshit. i’ll be really pissed if they change there classic uniforms.

  • Matt D. | September 22, 2007 at 9:30 pm |

  • Matt D. | September 22, 2007 at 9:31 pm |

    i dunno how to leave a link or whatever but to see maryland in what looks like a system of dress uniform just go to there website and look at the profile pictures of the players

  • Stevo | September 22, 2007 at 9:44 pm |

    What sport are you talking about? It’s not Football, cause all the headshots I saw for that team had them wearing UnderArmour.

  • Chris Mewett | September 22, 2007 at 9:47 pm |

    I don’t know how long Purdue have been wearing these particular unis, but they look great tonight on the road at Minnesota.

  • Joe from WV | September 22, 2007 at 9:55 pm |

    I try to read all of the comments every day and I haven’t seen anyone make mention yet that the Padres’ Adrian “Agony” Gonzalez switched from pajama pants to knee-highs a few weeks back- he was slumping so he wanted to try something new. It worked that night so he’s stuck with it. Another thing I noticed as the Pads were sweeping SF is that several of the Jints don’t have the Rod Beck patch. Sorry if either of these have already been mentioned.

  • Matt D. | September 22, 2007 at 10:20 pm |

    I’m talking about basketball

  • Sam M | September 22, 2007 at 10:29 pm |

    some logo creep on the lids of the big 10 officiating crew working wisconsin/iowa tonight. you can see the New Era logo on the left side of the hat, dont remember this from previous years.

  • PRC | September 22, 2007 at 10:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”146353″]it seems that the new jerseys are falling apart. i do like the rangers jerseys i just hate the rounded hemline.
    ranger in 07-08[/quote]
    my wife actually commented that the effect created by the rounded hemline being dominated by white creates a “tighty whitey” look on all of the players that.

  • 5w50 | September 22, 2007 at 10:41 pm |

    RE: NY Rangers Reebok sweaters:
    Guess it took Reebok to f— up a classic.
    Diapers.
    Have to see how they screwed with the other Original Six when the season starts in less than two weeks.

  • Stevo | September 22, 2007 at 10:46 pm |

    Look at least year’s basketball headshots, some of the players are wearing the same style tops. It looks like practice tops.

  • My Name is Not Earl | September 22, 2007 at 10:47 pm |

    Logo creep during the Notre Dame-Michigan State game: Weis’ headseat had the logo for a satellite radio provider on the side. Or at least I think it did.

  • Brian from Short Island | September 22, 2007 at 10:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”146375″]some logo creep on the lids of the big 10 officiating crew working wisconsin/iowa tonight. you can see the New Era logo on the left side of the hat, dont remember this from previous years.[/quote]
    Ditto for ND/MSU

  • Jason | September 23, 2007 at 12:10 am |

    I went to the Rangers/Flyers game tonight and was sitting right behind one of the goals. I noticed the Flyers’ backup goalie, Niittymaki, was sporting a Reebok jersey and Nike short pants (logo on the back left pantleg). I tried to see if any other players were doing the same thing, but the other players either had Reebok short pants or just the NHL logo on them. I didn’t have a camera and couldn’t find any pictures in the post game write ups.

  • Brad | September 23, 2007 at 12:18 am |

    I don’t have any problem with the layout. Someone a few days/weeks ago mentioned the possiblity of avitars in the comments section – which would completely ruin the comments section for me.

  • Viscount | September 23, 2007 at 12:52 am |

    [quote comment=”146321″]Paul:

    I’m a big fan of your site, but I’ve stopped coming around recently because the layout is just too frustrating.

    There are too many clicks required (even with text-to-image), and it’s too hard to weed through the topics I am disinterested in (pretty much anything to do with baseball or hockey – heresy, I know,) especially in the “ticker” sections.

    Being a fan of design and typography, I’m surprised that your site is (to me) the equivalent of Oregon’s gray-on-white name plates. Sure, it’s readable – but why make us work so hard?[/quote]
    Is this how lazy we are getting? We are calling this work now?

  • Matt D. | September 23, 2007 at 1:26 am |

    [quote comment=”146380″]Look at least year’s basketball headshots, some of the players are wearing the same style tops. It looks like practice tops.[/quote]
    That’s because they replaced last years profile pics with the recent one obviously i was hoping the U of M wouldnt sell out and just keep there uniforms the same but it aint looking good

  • tom | September 23, 2007 at 2:42 am |

    [quote comment=”146396″]I went to the Rangers/Flyers game tonight and was sitting right behind one of the goals. I noticed the Flyers’ backup goalie, Niittymaki, was sporting a Reebok jersey and Nike short pants (logo on the back left pantleg). I tried to see if any other players were doing the same thing, but the other players either had Reebok short pants or just the NHL logo on them. I didn’t have a camera and couldn’t find any pictures in the post game write ups.[/quote]
    i watched the game on tv and i noticed alot of the rangers players weren’t wearing the Reebok pants.

  • hokiebuckeye | September 23, 2007 at 7:53 am |

    i watched the game on tv and i noticed alot of the rangers players weren’t wearing the Reebok pants.

    Haven’t we been over this? pants are not part of the official uniform, players are free to wear whichever brand and style they prefer.

  • BS | September 23, 2007 at 8:43 am |

    [quote comment=”146311″]Is it just me, or does Florida look much better in these pants they used to wear, versus the pants they’ve been wearing since Urban Meyer took over? They’ve always had both sets, but Ron Zook used to like the orange, and I agree with him. Also, I’d like to see more of this at home games and this gorgeous jersey worn by Emmitt Smith, with blue or white pants. This is just food for thought.[/quote]
    Silence, you incompetent fool! Urban Meyer is the God of Florida football and you shall agree with him in all matters, including his misuse of Tebow at the end of games.

  • joe | September 23, 2007 at 9:30 am |

    [quote comment=”146327″]Justin Anderson of Northern Illinois is wearing a number 43 jersey today instead of his normal #21. He’s still wearing a #21 helmet, and I haven’t heard why he’s wearing that jersey.

    In a related note, now the Huskies have a black shoulder stripe on their away jerseys, that looks surprisingly sharp. I don’t remember that stripe being there last year, so unless I’m wrong it’s something to add to the list of uni changes for this year (I’m a student at NIU, and we never got NIU away games on TV so I don’t remember if there were shoulder stripes last year). The home uniforms are unchanged as far as I can tell[/quote]
    they are new tops for NIU, I was watching the game too. The reason, according to the TV guys for the *many* incorrect uni numbers was the new jerseys got in late and many were the wrong sizes so players were switching to get something to fit. The equiptment staff didn’t have them all checked in time. Good thing numbers in college are meaningless.

  • Evan | September 23, 2007 at 10:23 am |

    [quote comment=”146311″]Is it just me, or does Florida look much better in these pants they used to wear, versus the pants they’ve been wearing since Urban Meyer took over? They’ve always had both sets, but Ron Zook used to like the orange, and I agree with him. Also, I’d like to see more of this at home games and this gorgeous jersey worn by Emmitt Smith, with blue or white pants. This is just food for thought.[/quote]
    Yeah I def. like older look better but Im not gonna argue

    BTW I noticed yest. Tebow has a Gator on his helmet nameplate like the thing discussed in the Giant article. I never really noticed it before and it looks cool

  • Evan | September 23, 2007 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”146453″][quote comment=”146311″]Is it just me, or does Florida look much better in these pants they used to wear, versus the pants they’ve been wearing since Urban Meyer took over? They’ve always had both sets, but Ron Zook used to like the orange, and I agree with him. Also, I’d like to see more of this at home games and this gorgeous jersey worn by Emmitt Smith, with blue or white pants. This is just food for thought.[/quote]
    Yeah I def. like older look better but Im not gonna argue

    BTW I noticed yest. Tebow has a Gator on his helmet nameplate like the thing discussed in the Giant article. I never really noticed it before and it looks cool[/quote]


    Logo seen in this pic on helmet