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Marseille arrived for their match with Auxerre with only their white and blue jerseys. These were too similar to Auxerre’s home colors, so Marseille was forced to borrow one of Auxerre’s alternates – that wonderful brown and pink number on the right.

In case you couldn’t guess it already, Marseille was so embarrassed by looking like this they ended up losing 2-0. (Pointed out by SQL in yesterday’s comments section.) —Vince

 

158 comments to Sunday Open Thread

  • Patrick | September 23, 2007 at 10:46 am |

    Ypsilanti (MI) High School is looking for a new mascot and logo for their athletic teams. Until last year, they were the Braves. Apparently the Board of Education went PC and decided to drop the name after 73 years of use! The deadline to submit a logo/mascot is Sep 30, here is a link to the story http://www.ypsilanti...

    Here is a link to a great website that depicts all the Michigan High School helmets! http://www.michiganh...

  • Donald | September 23, 2007 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”146459″]Ypsilanti (MI) High School is looking for a new mascot and logo for their athletic teams. Until last year, they were the Braves. Apparently the Board of Education went PC and decided to drop the name after 73 years of use! The deadline to submit a logo/mascot is Sep 30, here is a link to the story http://www.ypsilanti...
    [/quote]

    I was born and raised in Ypsilanti, and I remember when Eastern Michigan changed from the Hurons to the Eagles. I’m actually surprised that Ypsi High lasted that long, especially when they received criticism during the times when EMU changed.

  • kyle | September 23, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    Does anybody know why Penn State players all wear the same helmet, I know the face masks are the different, but the actual helmet part is the same. I have never seen a college team do this, high school yes, but never college.

  • Stuby | September 23, 2007 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”146472″]Does anybody know why Penn State players all wear the same helmet, I know the face masks are the different, but the actual helmet part is the same. I have never seen a college team do this, high school yes, but never college.[/quote]
    And they all look like The Great Gazoo

  • John in Athens | September 23, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”146459″]Here is a link to a great website that depicts all the Michigan High School helmets! http://www.michiganh...

    That’s an awesome project, but it always saddens me to see so many NFL or NCAA logos used by high school teams. Surely there is at least one creative kid in those schools who can come up with something better than the Buccaneers logo in yellow. And there are probably more high school teams with the Eagles wings than Eagles fans.

    I’m sure cost comes into play, but even a blank helmet with the school’s colors shows more pride than some of these.

    Sure a Knight rides a horse that has horse shoes…

    And what does the Wolverine claw have to do with a Lumberjack?

    Awesome project, but how about we forget the books and get the kids some new helmet decals next year, huh?! Priorities!

  • John in Athens | September 23, 2007 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”146472″]Does anybody know why Penn State players all wear the same helmet…quote]

    Like the shared eye from Clash of the Titans?!

    Awseome.

  • Stuby | September 23, 2007 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”146476″][quote comment=”146459″]Here is a link to a great website that depicts all the Michigan High School helmets! http://www.michiganh...

    That’s an awesome project, but it always saddens me to see so many NFL or NCAA logos used by high school teams. Surely there is at least one creative kid in those schools who can come up with something better than the Buccaneers logo in yellow. And there are probably more high school teams with the Eagles wings than Eagles fans.

    I’m sure cost comes into play, but even a blank helmet with the school’s colors shows more pride than some of these.

    Sure a Knight rides a horse that has horse shoes…

    And what does the Wolverine claw have to do with a Lumberjack?

    Awesome project, but how about we forget the books and get the kids some new helmet decals next year, huh?! Priorities![/quote]
    Why would a team called the Knights have a Colts horseshoe helmet? Kind of a stretch.

  • Dave A | September 23, 2007 at 11:46 am |

    There’s an article in today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about players complaining about the new Reebok sweaters. As claimed, the sweaters are good at repelling moisture, but players are concerned that, since it has no place to go, their equipment, especially the skates and gloves, are being saturated with perspiration.

  • John in Athens | September 23, 2007 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”146478″][quote comment=”146476″][quote comment=”146459″]Here is a link to a great website that depicts all the Michigan High School helmets! http://www.michiganh...

    That’s an awesome project, but it always saddens me to see so many NFL or NCAA logos used by high school teams. Surely there is at least one creative kid in those schools who can come up with something better than the Buccaneers logo in yellow. And there are probably more high school teams with the Eagles wings than Eagles fans.

    I’m sure cost comes into play, but even a blank helmet with the school’s colors shows more pride than some of these.

    Sure a Knight rides a horse that has horse shoes…

    And what does the Wolverine claw have to do with a Lumberjack?

    Awesome project, but how about we forget the books and get the kids some new helmet decals next year, huh?! Priorities![/quote]
    Why would a team called the Knights have a Colts horseshoe helmet? Kind of a stretch.[/quote]

    ‘Cause they ride a horse… with the shoes… an’… eh.

  • Stuby | September 23, 2007 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”146480″][quote comment=”146478″][quote comment=”146476″][quote comment=”146459″]Here is a link to a great website that depicts all the Michigan High School helmets! http://www.michiganh...

    That’s an awesome project, but it always saddens me to see so many NFL or NCAA logos used by high school teams. Surely there is at least one creative kid in those schools who can come up with something better than the Buccaneers logo in yellow. And there are probably more high school teams with the Eagles wings than Eagles fans.

    I’m sure cost comes into play, but even a blank helmet with the school’s colors shows more pride than some of these.

    Sure a Knight rides a horse that has horse shoes…

    And what does the Wolverine claw have to do with a Lumberjack?

    Awesome project, but how about we forget the books and get the kids some new helmet decals next year, huh?! Priorities![/quote]
    Why would a team called the Knights have a Colts horseshoe helmet? Kind of a stretch.[/quote]

    ‘Cause they ride a horse… with the shoes… an’… eh.[/quote]
    I know of a few knights that are horseless.

  • Kyle at IU | September 23, 2007 at 11:57 am |

    A pretty Blue vs. Red match in Manchester today, as the United take on Chelsea. Looks like it’s turning out to be a bit of a pain for the guys in blue, though…

  • Evan | September 23, 2007 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”146480″][quote comment=”146478″][quote comment=”146476″][quote comment=”146459″]Here is a link to a great website that depicts all the Michigan High School helmets! http://www.michiganh...

    That’s an awesome project, but it always saddens me to see so many NFL or NCAA logos used by high school teams. Surely there is at least one creative kid in those schools who can come up with something better than the Buccaneers logo in yellow. And there are probably more high school teams with the Eagles wings than Eagles fans.

    I’m sure cost comes into play, but even a blank helmet with the school’s colors shows more pride than some of these.

    Sure a Knight rides a horse that has horse shoes…

    And what does the Wolverine claw have to do with a Lumberjack?

    Awesome project, but how about we forget the books and get the kids some new helmet decals next year, huh?! Priorities![/quote]
    Why would a team called the Knights have a Colts horseshoe helmet? Kind of a stretch.[/quote]

    ‘Cause they ride a horse… with the shoes… an’… eh.[/quote]
    I thought the exact same thing when I clicked the link
    Some even have the Detroit Tigers Logo on their helmet bc their High Shool name starts with a D lol

  • Stevo | September 23, 2007 at 12:01 pm |

    A lot of high school programs choose to borrow designs from college and pro teams because of the aura surrounding those teams. If they want their team to have the same winning mindset as the Indianapolis Colts, then you might as well use the same helmet design as the Indianapolis Colts. When I played my HS had the Michigan design (only with blue decals on a white helmet) and jerseys that looked like the old school Cowboys, and our nickname is the Bluejays. Of course, sometimes it’s just a case of proximity, like the Ames Little Cyclones (ISU), Iowa City High Little Hawkeyes (U of Iowa), and Pella Little Dutch (Central College). And does it really surprise anyone that teams in Michigan want to use the imagery of their 2 biggest schools?

  • John in Athens | September 23, 2007 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”146483″][quote comment=”146480″][quote comment=”146478″][quote comment=”146476″][quote comment=”146459″]Here is a link to a great website that depicts all the Michigan High School helmets! http://www.michiganh...

    That’s an awesome project, but it always saddens me to see so many NFL or NCAA logos used by high school teams. Surely there is at least one creative kid in those schools who can come up with something better than the Buccaneers logo in yellow. And there are probably more high school teams with the Eagles wings than Eagles fans.

    I’m sure cost comes into play, but even a blank helmet with the school’s colors shows more pride than some of these.

    Sure a Knight rides a horse that has horse shoes…

    And what does the Wolverine claw have to do with a Lumberjack?

    Awesome project, but how about we forget the books and get the kids some new helmet decals next year, huh?! Priorities![/quote]
    Why would a team called the Knights have a Colts horseshoe helmet? Kind of a stretch.[/quote]

    ‘Cause they ride a horse… with the shoes… an’… eh.[/quote]
    I know of a few knights that are horseless.[/quote]

    The Flint Southwestern K-Nigits.

    I love it.

    They’d have a coconut on their helmet.

  • Luke Larson | September 23, 2007 at 12:12 pm |

    uniwatch mention in the st pete times.

  • DarkAudit | September 23, 2007 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”146486″]A lot of high school programs choose to borrow designs from college and pro teams because of the aura surrounding those teams. If they want their team to have the same winning mindset as the Indianapolis Colts, then you might as well use the same helmet design as the Indianapolis Colts. When I played my HS had the Michigan design (only with blue decals on a white helmet) and jerseys that looked like the old school Cowboys, and our nickname is the Bluejays. Of course, sometimes it’s just a case of proximity, like the Ames Little Cyclones (ISU), Iowa City High Little Hawkeyes (U of Iowa), and Pella Little Dutch (Central College). And does it really surprise anyone that teams in Michigan want to use the imagery of their 2 biggest schools?[/quote]

    What is surprising is that in this litigious era, no one has taught the kids the meaning of “copyright infringement”. That site is a lawsuit (if not many) waiting to happen.

  • Matt Berry | September 23, 2007 at 12:25 pm |

    If anyone was watching the UGA/Bama game last night, Todd Blackridge (sp?) showed his five favorite college unis. In case anyone cares, they went:

    1. Penn State
    2. Michigan
    3. Alabama
    4. Texas
    5. UCLA

    His partner argued that Notre Dame’s unis, especially the green jersey, deserved to be included

  • Zac | September 23, 2007 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”146479″]There’s an article in today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about players complaining about the new Reebok sweaters. As claimed, the sweaters are good at repelling moisture, but players are concerned that, since it has no place to go, their equipment, especially the skates and gloves, are being saturated with perspiration.[/quote]
    I went to the Bruins/Maple Leafs preseason game yesterday and saw one of the Leafs players (I forget which though for some reason) change his gloves at least twice for a new pair. At the time I couldn’t figure out why but now it makes sense.

    As for the new jerseys, I’m on the fence with them. The Bruins jerseys looked fine, the classic look was nice. As for the Maple Leafs, you could see the pads and the button snap on the back through the white jersey which kind of worries me. Will we be staring at pads and other items underneath white jerseys for the season?

  • Stevo | September 23, 2007 at 12:31 pm |

    As long as the images are being used for non-commercial purposes, it’s OK. Plus, I’m willing to bet that a lot of the images were provided by the schools themselves. It should also be noted that the MHSAA itself uses the images on the site.

  • Dan King | September 23, 2007 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”146486″]A lot of high school programs choose to borrow designs from college and pro teams because of the aura surrounding those teams. If they want their team to have the same winning mindset as the Indianapolis Colts, then you might as well use the same helmet design as the Indianapolis Colts. When I played my HS had the Michigan design (only with blue decals on a white helmet) and jerseys that looked like the old school Cowboys, and our nickname is the Bluejays. Of course, sometimes it’s just a case of proximity, like the Ames Little Cyclones (ISU), Iowa City High Little Hawkeyes (U of Iowa), and Pella Little Dutch (Central College). And does it really surprise anyone that teams in Michigan want to use the imagery of their 2 biggest schools?[/quote]
    yeah, my high school used Ohio State’s colors and fight song. WE WERE THE TIGERS! how the hell do you get red and grey from a tiger? at least are helmets were original, red helmet with a white H on the sides.

  • Stuby | September 23, 2007 at 12:39 pm |

    My high school ripped off Wyoming’s logo and in our conferrence, we had rip offs of the Falcons, Clemson et al., Green Bay/Georgia, Michigan, and the Giants. I think only one team had an original logo.

  • rhdii | September 23, 2007 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”146491″]If anyone was watching the UGA/Bama game last night, Todd Blackridge (sp?) showed his five favorite college unis. In case anyone cares, they went:

    1. Penn State
    2. Michigan
    3. Alabama
    4. Texas
    5. UCLA

    His partner argued that Notre Dame’s unis, especially the green jersey, deserved to be included[/quote]

    I’ve always listed my faves by jersey color, ranking the best white jersey uni combos and the best colored jersey combos. Just because a team is on one list doesn’t mean they’re on the other. I think Texas and Penn State look great in all white but not so much with their colored jerseys. UCLA would be an example the other way–great colors but average in white (although I do like the fact their pants are much closer to their helmet color than my biggest uni complaint, the outright beige Notre Dame pants and gold helmet).

  • John in Athens | September 23, 2007 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”146495″]My high school ripped off Wyoming’s logo and in our conferrence, we had rip offs of the Falcons, Clemson et al., Green Bay/Georgia, Michigan, and the Giants. I think only one team had an original logo.[/quote]

    Then there is still hope.

  • Sam Mc | September 23, 2007 at 1:01 pm |

    My high school’s helmets , I love our logo since I have yet to see another high school with it. We call it the Rocking R.

  • Talon Lardner | September 23, 2007 at 1:02 pm |

    (Part of this post is recycled from yesterday, as it got eaten by the spam filter twice)

    Well, today’s the showing of the Eagle’s vintage uniforms, and they looked quite different in the sun than they did indoors. The colors do seem to clash, but I don’t think it is a bad thing for colors to clash on a one-time jersey.

    In reference to yesterday’s cricket uniforms:
    If that cricket team would have ditched the rump stripes, I think that gradient would have worked quite well.

    Speaking of jerseys, there’s this one quite nice shop called “Champs” in my semi-local mall that has a very nice selection of authentic quality (stiched on numbers vs. Screenprint) jerseys. I’d love to snag myself one there, but being both a college student and a gamer, I’d rather not spend a class worth of textbooks or 2+ worth of games on something I can’t wear to work or something I’d be too afraid of getting dirty. That, and I’d rather support a true Local Team.

  • David | September 23, 2007 at 1:04 pm |

    SUH-WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET! Iggles wearing their throwback unis, and I actually like them

  • Talon Lardner | September 23, 2007 at 1:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”146499″]My high school’s helmets , I love our logo since I have yet to see another high school with it. We call it the Rocking R.[/quote]

    I’m still loving my old high school‘s helmet as well… the logo was designed by one of our students, so it is extremely unlikely that anyone else would have that logo.

  • SQL | September 23, 2007 at 1:06 pm |

    Since it’s kind been a “do it yourself” week with the field of dreams kids and all that, I thought this would be a good time to link to a small slideshow of all the logos I’ve created for my Basketball Rotisserie league’s teams. It’s not that they’re that good (don’t worry Scott, your job is not in jeopardy…)but I had great fun doing them and wished to share it with you.

  • Talon Lardner | September 23, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”146502″][quote comment=”146499″]My high school’s helmets , I love our logo since I have yet to see another high school with it. We call it the Rocking R.[/quote]

    I’m still loving my old high school‘s helmet as well… the logo was designed by one of our students, so it is extremely unlikely that anyone else would have that logo.[/quote]

    Grr… scratch that link, use this one: here, we’re the Hawkeyes.

  • Mike | September 23, 2007 at 1:13 pm |

    Pats are wearing there silly silver jerseys

  • Geoff | September 23, 2007 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”146484″]A pretty Blue vs. Red match in Manchester today, as the United take on Chelsea. Looks like it’s turning out to be a bit of a pain for the guys in blue, though…[/quote]

    You think that’s good? Check out the Brewers and Braves today. Red vs. Blue, baby…

    *urk*

  • Bud Clark | September 23, 2007 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”146476″][quote comment=”146459″]Here is a link to a great website that depicts all the Michigan High School helmets! http://www.michiganh...

    That’s an awesome project, but it always saddens me to see so many NFL or NCAA logos used by high school teams. Surely there is at least one creative kid in those schools who can come up with something better than the Buccaneers logo in yellow. And there are probably more high school teams with the Eagles wings than Eagles fans.

    I’m sure cost comes into play, but even a blank helmet with the school’s colors shows more pride than some of these.

    Sure a Knight rides a horse that has horse shoes…

    And what does the Wolverine claw have to do with a Lumberjack?

    Awesome project, but how about we forget the books and get the kids some new helmet decals next year, huh?! Priorities![/quote]

    I’m a Flint Southwestern Alum! The reason they have a Horseshoe is this: In 1989 Flint Southwestern High Colts merged with the Flint Academy Eagles and became the Flint Southwestern Academy Knights. In 2004 FSWA dropped the Academy and became just the Southwestern Knights. The new football coach was an FSW alum and decided that since it was Flint Southwestern again, Colts or not, it was time to return to the true roots. So that’s the helmet they wore in the 70’s.

  • Tom C. | September 23, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    the pats are wearing their silver alternate link jerseys today. I’m a huge Pats fan, but not a fan of the jerseys.
    1) they don’t match the helmet
    2) they are so close to white it is barely noticeable
    3) they are wearing them at home

    If they are going alternate, these are the way to go

  • Bud Clark | September 23, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    I find it wonderful that so many people are talking about the craptacular-ness of my high school’s helmet. But remember we used to have solid Navy blue before the Horseshoe…that’s a knight for sure right?

  • Tom C. | September 23, 2007 at 1:18 pm |

    link to silver alts didn’t work
    trying again

  • tim | September 23, 2007 at 1:26 pm |

    those eagles jerseys are HIDEOUS

  • =bg= | September 23, 2007 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”146501″]SUH-WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET! Iggles wearing their throwback unis, and I actually like them[/quote]

    Don’t know about those- numerals arent very legible, are they?

  • apm | September 23, 2007 at 1:29 pm |

    The Eagles are in horrific looking blue and yellow throwbacks today. Yikes. Where’s the black & white setting on my TV?

  • S Bennett | September 23, 2007 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”146486″]A lot of high school programs choose to borrow designs from college and pro teams because of the aura surrounding those teams. If they want their team to have the same winning mindset as the Indianapolis Colts, then you might as well use the same helmet design as the Indianapolis Colts. When I played my HS had the Michigan design (only with blue decals on a white helmet) and jerseys that looked like the old school Cowboys, and our nickname is the Bluejays. Of course, sometimes it’s just a case of proximity, like the Ames Little Cyclones (ISU), Iowa City High Little Hawkeyes (U of Iowa), and Pella Little Dutch (Central College). And does it really surprise anyone that teams in Michigan want to use the imagery of their 2 biggest schools?[/quote]

    The high school where I teach received a cease and desist order from the Grand Rapids Griffins for logo infringement. Others should stay alert.

    SB

  • E Ro | September 23, 2007 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”146476″][quote comment=”146459″]Here is a link to a great website that depicts all the Michigan High School helmets! http://www.michiganh...

    That’s an awesome project, but it always saddens me to see so many NFL or NCAA logos used by high school teams. Surely there is at least one creative kid in those schools who can come up with something better than the Buccaneers logo in yellow. And there are probably more high school teams with the Eagles wings than Eagles fans.

    I’m sure cost comes into play, but even a blank helmet with the school’s colors shows more pride than some of these.

    Sure a Knight rides a horse that has horse shoes…

    And what does the Wolverine claw have to do with a Lumberjack?

    Awesome project, but how about we forget the books and get the kids some new helmet decals next year, huh?! Priorities![/quote]

    That’s my highschool football conference, first of all the wolverine helmet isn’t supposed to be a claw it’s just a “winged” design left over from typical leather design.
    I have a possible explanation as to why the Arthur Hill Lumberjacks would have a Michigan helmet. Arthur was a lumber tycoon in Saginaw and a UofM grad and regent.
    Back in the 1980s and early 90’s all these teams had unique helmets (for instance arthur hill had a spiffy AH logo) it suddenly became the trendy thing to do about 10 years ago.

  • Matt B. | September 23, 2007 at 1:34 pm |

    Using pro logos for school teams isn’t just an American phenomenon. My alma mater, the University of Hertfordshire’s sports teams are nicknamed “The Hurricanes”() and use the Carolina Hurricanes’ logo, in green & black.
    IIRC, this was either licensed from the NHL or given free of charge. Quite a few universities and colleges in the UK are doing this now.

  • hokiebuckeye | September 23, 2007 at 1:35 pm |

    The winged helmet came from Princeton (the Tigers), and lots of schools have picked it up. The Deleware Blue Hens come to mind.

    Also, it’s probably been reported, but Marvin Harrison doesn’t tuck his jersey in. He has the bottom of the jersey elasticized, similar to a cycling jersey. I don’t have screen capture capabilities, but I thought it interesting.

  • Matt B. | September 23, 2007 at 1:35 pm |

    OK, link didn’t work for some reason. Here it is:

  • Stevo | September 23, 2007 at 1:37 pm |

    One of the schools in my area got the same order from the University of Wisconsin, but I don’t see Michigan cracking down on the use of their helmet design anytime soon, it’s just too widespread.

  • hokiebuckeye | September 23, 2007 at 1:39 pm |

    but I don’t see Michigan cracking down on the use of their helmet design anytime soon, it’s just too widespread.

    AND IT ISN’T THEIRS! A coach brought it from Princeton. Here’s the history of how it came to Michigan.

  • Aaron | September 23, 2007 at 1:42 pm |

    Here is a link to a great website that depicts all the Michigan High School helmets! http://www.michiganh...

    My school is the Grand Rapids Christian Eagles. Now our helmet logo looks like the Red Wings, but it used to look like the Chicago Bears. “C” for “Christian”

  • Steven | September 23, 2007 at 1:43 pm |

    You think the pink stripes on the kits Marseille was wearing were bad. Check out the kits Sevilla wore against Barcelona on Saturday.

    No comment needed for these things..

  • lucy | September 23, 2007 at 1:47 pm |

    My high school used to use the USC Trojan on the helmets, but more recently have switched to the Michigan design (which looks terrible in purple and silver).

  • john | September 23, 2007 at 1:51 pm |

    Glad to see that the Don Beaupre look has returned.

  • Derek | September 23, 2007 at 1:58 pm |

    I read that some of the players in the NHL aren’t liking the new Edge sweaters and have taken to ordering them two sizes bigger than normal to compensate for the snugness.

  • Mike Engle | September 23, 2007 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”146519″]OK, link didn’t work for some reason. Here it is:
    [/quote]
    Still nothing. Just type the URL and we’ll copy-paste from there, if all else fails.

  • Jay | September 23, 2007 at 2:03 pm |

    Not sure if anyone has mentioned this, but along with ripping the new NHL jersey’s are causing more problems by repelling the water (as designed) in the players’ gloves & skates (doubt that was planned).

    http://www.post-gaze...

    Right winger Mark Recchi, for one, understands what the league was trying to accomplish by adopting a sweater that does not absorb fluids, but does not think the designers took into account the moisture — to wit, perspiration — generated under a player’s uniform.

    “[The sweaters] don’t soak anything in, which I guess is what they wanted,” Recchi said. “But the problem is, it goes through all of your equipment. It goes into your gloves, goes into your skates.”

    And eventually saturates the leather in both, leaving the players feeling as if their hands and feet are immersed in liquid. Perhaps because, at least in some cases, they are.

    “They do what they were designed to do, as far as repelling the water,” defenseman Mark Eaton said. “But we’ve found, the last three or four days of wearing them, that, when the water’s repelled, it has nowhere to go but into your skates and gloves.

    “By the end of the second [period] or the start of the third, your skates are sloshing around and you have to change your gloves because they’re [soaked].”

    Not all players are unhappy with the new equipment system — center Maxime Talbot said he “definitely” prefers the new sweaters because “they’re comfortable, they’re lighter, they stretch” — but that appears to be a minority opinion.

  • dopeslls | September 23, 2007 at 2:11 pm |

    my high school unis…i think we had one of the best in the country…


    i loooooove the rockledge helmets, and the all white uni…the all baby blue they wear sucks

  • dopeslls | September 23, 2007 at 2:12 pm |

  • Gregory | September 23, 2007 at 2:25 pm |

    Its not TOTALLY Uniwatch related, but I was watching the ESPN.com NASCAR racecast, and saw this obvious error come up:

    This doesnt appear to me Michael Waltrip to me! LOL

    Apparently ESPN got their Waltrips mixed up :) And since Michael never races, they probably never had a chance to check it!

  • =bg= | September 23, 2007 at 2:28 pm |

    Guy on Fox halftime show keeps saying the Lions are “laughing” @ the Iggles throwbacks. He’s right- they’re ugly.

  • Pete | September 23, 2007 at 2:29 pm |

    Eagles Throwbacks – a great example of why it’s not always a great idea to recreate designs from when the world was in black and white… One interesting note though, rather than putting team “wildcat” decals on the front Sweatband position the helmets read “Riddell”, but in sky blue, rather than the normal red – don’t know how common that is but I’ve never noticed it before.

    I was gonna comment on the international Logo-Borrowing but my compatriot from the ‘canes beat me to it. There are a lot of familiar logos adorning helemts in the UK – the Green Bay/Georgia G is used by both Gateshead (BAFL Premier Div) and the Glasgow (College). When we founded our team, we decided to create an original logo and picked our nickname based on local history rather than any NFL influence. Our Team Website

  • Wayne | September 23, 2007 at 2:38 pm |

    Both the Rams and Bucs are wearing white pants for their game. These teams have great colored pants and instead they’re both wearing white? Ugh. Bring out the gold and pewter pants!

  • =bg= | September 23, 2007 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”146490″][quote comment=”146486″]A lot of high school programs choose to borrow designs from college and pro teams because of the aura surrounding those teams. If they want their team to have the same winning mindset as the Indianapolis Colts, then you might as well use the same helmet design as the Indianapolis Colts. When I played my HS had the Michigan design (only with blue decals on a white helmet) and jerseys that looked like the old school Cowboys, and our nickname is the Bluejays. Of course, sometimes it’s just a case of proximity, like the Ames Little Cyclones (ISU), Iowa City High Little Hawkeyes (U of Iowa), and Pella Little Dutch (Central College). And does it really surprise anyone that teams in Michigan want to use the imagery of their 2 biggest schools?[/quote]

    What is surprising is that in this litigious era, no one has taught the kids the meaning of “copyright infringement”. That site is a lawsuit (if not many) waiting to happen.[/quote]

    In 1970, my YMCA football team was called the OILERS..only because the coach wrote the Houston Oilers and asked em to send him a stack of Oilers decals that you stuck on your car window.

    http://www.sportslog...

  • Stevo | September 23, 2007 at 2:52 pm |

    LT Helmet Watch: Flag Under Seige, Week 3…

    Flag is still not on his helmet. Judging by the last play, his head apparently is not inside it either.

  • =bg= | September 23, 2007 at 2:54 pm |

    http://www.sportslog...

    My 1970 Louisville Ky YMCA football team was called the Oilers, cause the coach wrote em and asked for a stack of window stickers (above link)and thats what we stuck on our helmets.

  • Elwood | September 23, 2007 at 2:54 pm |

    Here’s some pics of Scott Gomez having some problems with his “A”

    http://img.waffleima...
    http://img.waffleima...

  • jacob | September 23, 2007 at 2:56 pm |

    im watching the philly and detroit game, and those philly unis are hideous..

  • John in Athens | September 23, 2007 at 2:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”146505″][quote comment=”146502″][quote comment=”146499″]My high school’s helmets , I love our logo since I have yet to see another high school with it. We call it the Rocking R.[/quote]

    I’m still loving my old high school‘s helmet as well… the logo was designed by one of our students, so it is extremely unlikely that anyone else would have that logo.[/quote]

    Grr… scratch that link, use this one: here, we’re the Hawkeyes.[/quote]

    I love the mischievious eye.

    It gets my vote in the Best High School Helmet contest!

    There isn’t one? Paul! Vince!

  • john | September 23, 2007 at 3:16 pm |

    Gonna throw my old HS into the mix. Trumbull HS Golden Eagles. Simple black and gold scheme.

  • Matt | September 23, 2007 at 3:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”146492″][quote comment=”146479″]There’s an article in today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about players complaining about the new Reebok sweaters. As claimed, the sweaters are good at repelling moisture, but players are concerned that, since it has no place to go, their equipment, especially the skates and gloves, are being saturated with perspiration.[/quote]
    I went to the Bruins/Maple Leafs preseason game yesterday and saw one of the Leafs players (I forget which though for some reason) change his gloves at least twice for a new pair. At the time I couldn’t figure out why but now it makes sense.

    As for the new jerseys, I’m on the fence with them. The Bruins jerseys looked fine, the classic look was nice. As for the Maple Leafs, you could see the pads and the button snap on the back through the white jersey which kind of worries me. Will we be staring at pads and other items underneath white jerseys for the season?[/quote]

    NHL players have been doing this for quite some time before the new jerseys came into play. Sidney Crosby does this as the gloves just get soaked throughout the course of a game.

    I went to a Pens/Leafs game last year and a lot of Leafs players did this. Basically there is a PVC pipe tree in the locker room that they hang the gloves on with warm air blowing through the pipes.

  • John in Athens | September 23, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”146537″]Eagles Throwbacks – a great example of why it’s not always a great idea to recreate designs from when the world was in black and white… One interesting note though, rather than putting team “wildcat” decals on the front Sweatband position the helmets read “Riddell”, but in sky blue, rather than the normal red – don’t know how common that is but I’ve never noticed it before.

    I was gonna comment on the international Logo-Borrowing but my compatriot from the ‘canes beat me to it. There are a lot of familiar logos adorning helemts in the UK – the Green Bay/Georgia G is used by both Gateshead (BAFL Premier Div) and the Glasgow (College). When we founded our team, we decided to create an original logo and picked our nickname based on local history rather than any NFL influence. Our Team Website[/quote]

    That BAFL and BUAFL stuff is great.

    The websites are a bit lacking. Is there much support for these teams?

    Any uni-pages?

  • =bg= | September 23, 2007 at 3:25 pm |

    test

  • Matt | September 23, 2007 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”146472″]Does anybody know why Penn State players all wear the same helmet, I know the face masks are the different, but the actual helmet part is the same. I have never seen a college team do this, high school yes, but never college.[/quote]

    They don’t. Justin King #1 has been wearing the new model that Toomer of the Giants is wearing. They wear several different models its just tough to notice with the plain white helmet.

  • Tricia Polley | September 23, 2007 at 3:32 pm |

    I’m in agreement on the Bucs-Rams white-pant situation. The Rams, in particular, look truly horrible in those white pants. What are they thinking? There’s very, very little white in that jersey and it looks like they borrowed someone else’s uni pants.

  • Matt B | September 23, 2007 at 3:37 pm |

    Petition to bring back the ball & glove Brewer logo. Swinging barrel man, too.

    I think the proposed unis are a little too bland, but they’re on the right track.

  • Stevo | September 23, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    Man, those Philly throwbacks look like they were working off of a negative image and forgot to convert it.

  • dm00n | September 23, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

    I am in the minority, I actually don’t hate the eagles throwbacks. I like the wing design on the helmet, the striped socks and the plain white pants. The Swedish colors look a bit jarring, but I keep going back and forth on whether I like them or not.

    Anyways, we can include Westbrook in the club of people who sew socks into their pants:

    photo 1

    photo 2

  • Nolan | September 23, 2007 at 3:50 pm |

    Marvin Harrison has black tape on the his chinstrap it’s on the right low hookup strap very close to the snap. This looks like it could be a memorial of sorts? Maybe? Anyone in Indy know what it could be?

    Maybe I’m off base and its just functional?

  • Nolan | September 23, 2007 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”146554″][quote comment=”146472″]Does anybody know why Penn State players all wear the same helmet, I know the face masks are the different, but the actual helmet part is the same. I have never seen a college team do this, high school yes, but never college.[/quote]

    They don’t. Justin King #1 has been wearing the new model that Toomer of the Giants is wearing. They wear several different models its just tough to notice with the plain white helmet.[/quote]

    They do all wear Schutt helmets it’s a deal the team has with Schutt, to be the exclusive helmet supplier. Most of the team has on the DNA model.

  • Orange and Blue | September 23, 2007 at 4:06 pm |

    Love the white pants on the Rams today…Reminiscent of the great Rams blue and white uniforms of the late 60s-early 70s.

  • Moose | September 23, 2007 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”146545″][quote comment=”146505″][quote comment=”146502″][quote comment=”146499″]My high school’s helmets , I love our logo since I have yet to see another high school with it. We call it the Rocking R.[/quote]

    I’m still loving my old high school‘s helmet as well… the logo was designed by one of our students, so it is extremely unlikely that anyone else would have that logo.[/quote]

    Grr… scratch that link, use this one: here, we’re the Hawkeyes.[/quote]

    I love the mischievious eye.

    It gets my vote in the Best High School Helmet contest!

    There isn’t one? Paul! Vince![/quote]

    I’ll throw my school in the mix. Interboro High School. This is great, especially if that “rocking R” is where I think it’s from

  • Kyle at IU | September 23, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    I may end up being in a minority here, but i LOOOOVE the Redskins’ throwbacks! The gold pants and the gold helmets play off each other perfectly. Plus, the Lombardi “R” logo is so awesome.

  • Mark Mihalik | September 23, 2007 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”146558″]Anyways, we can include Westbrook in the club of people who sew socks into their pants:

    photo 1

    photo 2[/quote]

    He’s not the only one. Kevin Curtis and Reggie Brown also were sporting that look. I also found it interesting that aside from Westbrook, I didn’t notice many white socks.

  • gopherboy | September 23, 2007 at 4:17 pm |

    Ocho cinco is wearing a white chinstrap, white gloves white armsleves and white shoes.

  • gopherboy | September 23, 2007 at 4:18 pm |

    and a white mouthguard

  • Matt | September 23, 2007 at 4:19 pm |

    New Browns punter Gary Player has a single-bar face mask. I believe he had one last year with Arizona, but this is his first week in Cleveland.

  • Dean | September 23, 2007 at 4:20 pm |

    Redskins are wearing some throwbacks. I really like them even though its a ton of yellow, it still looks pretty good to me.

  • Pete | September 23, 2007 at 4:21 pm |

    I don’t think anyones yet done a British Football Uni page, not sure there’s even a UK Helmet project yet.

    As for the websites – they vary a lot, ours isn’t great ‘cos I’m not that good at it and don’t have e lot of time – I’m too busy training, buying the gear, designing the kit, trying to get sponsorship, coaching the O-Line, trying to recover from Surgery, oh, and do a PhD at the same time… I’ll try to find a link that shows our uniform – I never had time to add a gallery. Paul will hate the colour, but hopefully appreciate the socks…

    Football in Britain is still pretty minor, some teams can get a few hundred paying fans, but mostly it’s “One man and his dog” type stuff, with most players having to pay out of their own pocket for just about everything.

    BTW – the stream I watched the Packers game on has jsut gone to the Skins-Giants game and I like the throwbacks.

  • Sam Mc | September 23, 2007 at 4:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”146565″][quote comment=”146545″][quote comment=”146505″][quote comment=”146502″][quote comment=”146499″]My high school’s helmets , I love our logo since I have yet to see another high school with it. We call it the Rocking R.[/quote]

    I’m still loving my old high school‘s helmet as well… the logo was designed by one of our students, so it is extremely unlikely that anyone else would have that logo.[/quote]

    Grr… scratch that link, use this one: here, we’re the Hawkeyes.[/quote]

    I love the mischievious eye.

    It gets my vote in the Best High School Helmet contest!

    There isn’t one? Paul! Vince![/quote]

    I’ll throw my school in the mix. Interboro High School. This is great, especially if that “rocking R” is where I think it’s from[/quote]

    Hahaha, well the Rockin’ R is where you think it is from. I dont think were gonna be stopped this year on thanksgiving.

  • dm00n | September 23, 2007 at 4:33 pm |

    I also found it interesting that aside from Westbrook, I didn’t notice many white socks.

    He might have his ankles taped under his shoes/over his socks.

  • Dan King | September 23, 2007 at 4:37 pm |

    My high school’s conference. have to go to the northwest tab, and sandusky bay for the conference. don’t ask about some of the color choices. let alone what the unis look like. we’ll just say the monochromatic look is prevalent.

  • dm00n | September 23, 2007 at 4:37 pm |

    He’s not the only one. Kevin Curtis and Reggie Brown also were sporting that look. I also found it interesting that aside from Westbrook, I didn’t notice many white socks.

    Interesting in the Reggie Brown pic, the player on the right has double socks, but the top pair does not seem to be attached to the pants.

  • dm00n | September 23, 2007 at 4:41 pm |

    My high school’s conference. have to go to the northwest tab, and sandusky bay for the conference. don’t ask about some of the color choices. let alone what the unis look like. we’ll just say the monochromatic look is prevalent.

    Hoo boy, not only are there two Redskins teams, you have the Akron East Orientals. Surprised the PC police haven’t been all over that one.

  • Pete | September 23, 2007 at 4:45 pm |

    OK, I can’t find an open-access photo that clearly shows our Unis, but they’re fairly visible on This YouTube Video before anyone asks, our helemts should be white, but we were loaned a load of black ones, yes, one of our guys is wearing the wrong coloured pants – it’s cos our suppliers had run out of his size and the only ones we could borrow in his size were white. Sharp eyed viewers will probably notice that about three of our players have decals on their helmets while most don’t – ours hadn’t been delivered in time for that game, while some of us play for Senior-League teams as well.

  • Garfield | September 23, 2007 at 4:47 pm |

    Instead of the blue accents on the shoes that the Seahawks used to have i think they have gone to the neon green accents that you see on the seahawks jerseys and Dion Branch wears

  • =bg= | September 23, 2007 at 4:50 pm |

    http://www.sportslog...

    We just used these car window stickers back in 70 for our YMCA football team in Louisvlle.

    NFL logos and their use wasn’t as sophisticaed back then.

  • =bg= | September 23, 2007 at 4:50 pm |
  • =bg= | September 23, 2007 at 4:51 pm |

    OK WTF. tried three times to post a link to an old Oilers logo. I give up.

  • Mike Engle | September 23, 2007 at 4:55 pm |

    Refresh my memory on a green dot rule.
    True or false: on special teams, the kicking team is allowed a green dot player like on offense.

  • Grimm | September 23, 2007 at 4:58 pm |

    It feels soooooo good to see these aftere 6 years of torture. Some pretty sharp AL Central champs attire. GO TRIBE!!!!!

    http://shop.mlb.com/...

  • Spencer | September 23, 2007 at 5:06 pm |

    wow, the browns suck again…

    like anyone cares, but they’re wearing the striped socks. i thought they banished those, but they look so much better, if only they brought em back for the home unis…

    GO TRIBE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nolan | September 23, 2007 at 5:11 pm |

    Clinton Portis is wearing white shoes and the rest of the Redskins have on black. The guy just has a desire to be different.

  • Brian | September 23, 2007 at 5:21 pm |

    Back in the 60’s and 70’s my high school (Garnet Valley High School, outside of Philly) ripped off the Packers’ “G” logo on their helmets.

    They’ve since switched to ripping off Clemson’s paw design….

  • Brian | September 23, 2007 at 5:22 pm |

    Oh, and count me in the group that likes the Eagles throwbacks…particularly the socks.

    I love how the yellow stripes are actually depressed into the socks themselves…

  • Matt Lesser | September 23, 2007 at 5:45 pm |

    Not too sure if this has been mentioned yet, but impoverished Taft High School in Cincinnati was set to play Withrow High School last week, but two days before the game, the equipment room was set ablaze, an apparent arson, burning the teams jerseys. Colerain High and Sycamore High offered to pitch in with practice and temporary game jerseys, which they wore for one week. Last week, restaurateur and Investor Jeff Ruby pledged to bring them new jerseys before yesterday’s game with Belmont High (Dayton). Friday, boxes full of 75 jerseys arrived at Taft’s door. Taft won 40-16.

    Pictures and story of the (ugly) Oregon/Norfolk State/Taft jerseys.
    http://news.enquirer...

  • James | September 23, 2007 at 5:49 pm |

    I liked the Eagles throwbacks. I also liked how they did the field, unlike the lazy people in Washingotn who didn’t change anything on theiry field for their throwback day.

  • S Bennett | September 23, 2007 at 6:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”146598″]Oh, and count me in the group that likes the Eagles throwbacks…particularly the socks.
    [/quote]

    I think the Philly uniforms would look better if they had a contrast colour piping the blue stripes and numbers.

    The Washington uniforms are awesome.

  • acc (the brain) | September 23, 2007 at 6:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”146538″]Both the Rams and Bucs are wearing white pants for their game. These teams have great colored pants and instead they’re both wearing white? Ugh. Bring out the gold and pewter pants![/quote]
    I concur – white pants look terrible on those teams and in the SAME GAME! Thank God it ended early enough.
    what a waste of money to have two pairs of pants. No fans buy replica pants

  • Matt Lesser | September 23, 2007 at 6:24 pm |

    Hell if you guys want more helmets.

    http://www.ohiohelme...

    This is mine: Our whole scheme, including jerseys is Penn State.
    http://www.ohiohelme...

  • possum | September 23, 2007 at 6:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”146607″]I liked the Eagles throwbacks. I also liked how they did the field, unlike the lazy people in Washingotn who didn’t change anything on theiry field for their throwback day.[/quote]
    The people in Washington may be lazy but at least their jerseys are classy and don’t make babies cry.

    My high school was the Central Cabarrus (NC) Vikings. I can’t find any pics of our current helmets but when I was there it was a profile Viking head. Yellow logo on forest green (Paul’s favorite). I think they switched it to an interlocked CC. In our conference we had a gold on black Spiders (Richmond U), an orange on black interlocked NWC, and a white K on green. Original designs at least.

  • Mark | September 23, 2007 at 6:32 pm |

    There was a high school in my conference that had a Mobil oil refinery right behind the school, so they used the old Mobil logo and called themselves the Red Raiders.

  • moose35 | September 23, 2007 at 6:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”146577″][quote comment=”146565″][quote comment=”146545″][quote comment=”146505″][quote comment=”146502″][quote comment=”146499″]My high school’s helmets , I love our logo since I have yet to see another high school with it. We call it the Rocking R.[/quote]

    I’m still loving my old high school‘s helmet as well… the logo was designed by one of our students, so it is extremely unlikely that anyone else would have that logo.[/quote]

    Grr… scratch that link, use this one: here, we’re the Hawkeyes.[/quote]

    I love the mischievious eye.

    It gets my vote in the Best High School Helmet contest!

    There isn’t one? Paul! Vince![/quote]

    I’ll throw my school in the mix. Interboro High School. This is great, especially if that “rocking R” is where I think it’s from[/quote]

    Hahaha, well the Rockin’ R is where you think it is from. I dont think were gonna be stopped this year on thanksgiving.[/quote]

    LOL. I go on a national website and still find you frickin’ Ridley guys. Unreal! Well, best of luck with your season this year. That is, until Thanksgiving, when Interboro kicks your asses ;-)

  • Stevo | September 23, 2007 at 6:35 pm |

    There was a high school in my conference that had a Mobil oil refinery right behind the school, so they used the old Mobil logo and called themselves the Red Raiders.

    Gotta love the Pegasus, but I don’t see it making a great helmet logo.

  • PattyB23 | September 23, 2007 at 6:41 pm |

    I definitely liked the Eagles throwbacks today. The plain white pants were great.

  • keek80 | September 23, 2007 at 6:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”146476″][quote comment=”146459″]Here is a link to a great website that depicts all the Michigan High School helmets! http://www.michiganh...

    That’s an awesome project, but it always saddens me to see so many NFL or NCAA logos used by high school teams. Surely there is at least one creative kid in those schools who can come up with something better than the Buccaneers logo in yellow. And there are probably more high school teams with the Eagles wings than Eagles fans.

    I’m sure cost comes into play, but even a blank helmet with the school’s colors shows more pride than some of these.

    Sure a Knight rides a horse that has horse shoes…

    And what does the Wolverine claw have to do with a Lumberjack?

    Awesome project, but how about we forget the books and get the kids some new helmet decals next year, huh?! Priorities![/quote]

    thats what u get when u fuck over the arts (art and music) in schools. Art and music gets screwed over so much. it would be cool to have h.s. kids design helmets and logos.

  • john boris | September 23, 2007 at 6:54 pm |

    What’s with the Mickey Mouse gloves on David Carr?

  • Taylor | September 23, 2007 at 7:22 pm |

    The Redskin jerseys are beautiful! Best throwbacks of the season so far!!!

  • Mike Edgerly | September 23, 2007 at 8:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”146610″][quote comment=”146538″]Both the Rams and Bucs are wearing white pants for their game. These teams have great colored pants and instead they’re both wearing white? Ugh. Bring out the gold and pewter pants![/quote]
    I concur – white pants look terrible on those teams and in the SAME GAME! Thank God it ended early enough.
    what a waste of money to have two pairs of pants. No fans buy replica pants[/quote]
    I totally disagree! I didn’t know the Rams’ white pants EXISTED until I walked into the Ray J today. I’ve never liked the Bucs’ pewter pants, they show the sweat & look gross in hot weather. Speaking of which, it was hotter than f$#@ at kick off today, so both teams were wearing as much white as they could to offset the heat.

  • cathy | September 23, 2007 at 8:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”146531″]

    my high school unis…i think we had one of the best in the country…


    i loooooove the rockledge helmets, and the all white uni…the all baby blue they wear sucks[/quote]
    Are you talking about this Rockledge in Central Florida…if so, we are neighbors. I agree they are nice .

  • nybatt | September 23, 2007 at 8:44 pm |

    someone let our misguided moderator know the redskins didn’t “pound the living shit” out of the giants today.

    nice job paul.

  • James Craven | September 23, 2007 at 8:46 pm |

    “The 1972 Winnipeg Blue Bombers…crepe paper uniforms…design to confuse the already confused John Kitna”

    Is anyone happier to see Keith Olbermann back after the operation talking about the fugly 1933 uniforms the Iggles wore? IMHO, they should have gone with the 1960 set.

  • Jim | September 23, 2007 at 8:52 pm |

    Besides the Bears, is there any other team in professional sports that has a permenant memorial on their uniforms?

  • Paul Lukas | September 23, 2007 at 9:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”146652″]someone let our misguided moderator know the redskins didn’t “pound the living shit” out of the giants today.

    nice job paul.[/quote]

    As a Giants fan (they’re my #2 team, after the Niners), I’m very happy to have been wrong. And don’t tell me you didn’t think they were gonna lose.

    [quote comment=”146656″]Besides the Bears, is there any other team in professional sports that has a permenant memorial on their uniforms?[/quote]

    The Browns have the Al Lerner “AL” sleeve mark.

  • Jim | September 23, 2007 at 9:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”146660″][quote comment=”146652″]someone let our misguided moderator know the redskins didn’t “pound the living shit” out of the giants today.

    nice job paul.[/quote]

    As a Giants fan (they’re my #2 team, after the Niners), I’m very happy to have been wrong. And don’t tell me you didn’t think they were gonna lose.

    [quote comment=”146656″]Besides the Bears, is there any other team in professional sports that has a permenant memorial on their uniforms?[/quote]

    The Browns have the Al Lerner “AL” sleeve mark.[/quote]

    Cool. I lerned something new tonight.

  • Stubyg | September 23, 2007 at 9:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”146660″][quote comment=”146652″]someone let our misguided moderator know the redskins didn’t “pound the living shit” out of the giants today.

    nice job paul.[/quote]

    As a Giants fan (they’re my #2 team, after the Niners), I’m very happy to have been wrong. And don’t tell me you didn’t think they were gonna lose.

    [quote comment=”146656″]Besides the Bears, is there any other team in professional sports that has a permenant memorial on their uniforms?[/quote]

    The Browns have the Al Lerner “AL” sleeve mark.[/quote]
    I guess the Padres no longer wear the ‘RAK’ on their sleeve for Ray Kroc, eh? I think they wore it for a few years.

    I was hoping the Niners would do something along those lines for Bill Walsh.

  • Dane | September 23, 2007 at 9:46 pm |

    I was glad to see the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders also went with the throwbacks today:
    http://static.nfl.co...

  • Nolan | September 23, 2007 at 9:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”146596″]Clinton Portis is wearing white shoes and the rest of the Redskins have on black. The guy just has a desire to be different.[/quote]

    Here’s a good shot of Portis today showing off his hockey style. No socks (on his feet) and shin guards to go along with the white shoes.

  • Nolan | September 23, 2007 at 9:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”146559″]Marvin Harrison has black tape on the his chinstrap it’s on the right low hookup strap very close to the snap. This looks like it could be a memorial of sorts? Maybe? Anyone in Indy know what it could be?

    Maybe I’m off base and its just functional?[/quote]

    This is a great pic of Harrison’s chinstrap. It’s a sleeve over the strap that also looks to have 89 handwritten on it. Also this pic is from their first game so it’s not a new thing.

    Any help Indy folk?

  • Walaitis | September 23, 2007 at 9:59 pm |

    Go Olberman!

  • James Craven | September 23, 2007 at 10:01 pm |

    This word just in. Uncle Keith just named whomever was in charge of that 1933 uniform throwback (“Throwback? THROW UP!“) as the Worst Persons in the NFL!

    Two words for you, KO: Jeff Lurie.

  • scott | September 23, 2007 at 10:05 pm |

    Olbermann just got done ranting about the Eagles’ throwbacks…

  • Walaitis | September 23, 2007 at 10:07 pm |

    Nice to see for once that my Tivo was a couple minutes AHEAD of everyone else’s.

  • Josh | September 23, 2007 at 10:13 pm |

    I don’t know if I’m right on this or not, but during the Lions/Eagles game today, they showed a quick shot of Calvin Johnson’s back, and I could’ve sworn that one of the N’s was backward. I just turned my heard and saw it really quick, but something at first (and only) glance didn’t look right. Can anybody confirm or deny this?

  • Brian | September 23, 2007 at 10:33 pm |

    Clinton Portis is also wearing those new nike soccer cleats to go along with his shin guards.. i think you posted a pic of an LSU player wearing the same shoes a few weeks ago.. dont know the reasoning behind wearing soccer cleats for football.

  • Patrick | September 23, 2007 at 10:46 pm |

    Those throwbacks looked better on the Eagle cheerleaders than the players! Hubba hubba!

  • S Bennett | September 23, 2007 at 10:46 pm |

    Why are the nose bumpers on the throwback helmets curled up? I noticed it a fair bit in the Washington game, and see it on this Philly pic too. They aren’t lying flat on the helmet. Anyone have an idea on this?

    SB

  • hokiebuckeye | September 23, 2007 at 10:47 pm |

    My high school’s conference. have to go to the northwest tab, and sandusky bay for the conference. don’t ask about some of the color choices. let alone what the unis look like. we’ll just say the monochromatic look is prevalent.

    Where are you from Dan? I’m a graduate of Port Clinton, class of 2001.

    Someone mentioned the PC police earlier. My high school’s mascot is the Redskins. The running joke/rumor is that if we ever got sued, we’d be the fighting walleye in a week, colors would be toxic waste green and lake water brown, and that we had the uniforms on order ready to go. Thankfully, that hasn’t happened so far.

  • Zac | September 23, 2007 at 10:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”146695″]Clinton Portis is also wearing those new nike soccer cleats to go along with his shin guards.. i think you posted a pic of an LSU player wearing the same shoes a few weeks ago.. dont know the reasoning behind wearing soccer cleats for football.[/quote]
    They’re usually really lightweight so a player whose position usually depends on speed and agility might feel more comfortable wearing them.

  • Stormy | September 23, 2007 at 10:52 pm |

    Put me in the camp of liking the Eagles unis today. Hopefully they’ll ditch their crappy black ones & keep those.

  • Matt Camino | September 23, 2007 at 10:53 pm |

    Since the 49ers are on the road again this week Mike Nolan wasn’t allowed to wear his suit, but did anyone notice the Bill Walsh memorial on the left shoulder of his pullover jacket? Was he wearing this last week in St. Louis (i missed that game)? Sorry didn’t get a picture.

  • odessasteps | September 23, 2007 at 10:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”146702″][quote comment=”146695″]Clinton Portis is also wearing those new nike soccer cleats to go along with his shin guards.. i think you posted a pic of an LSU player wearing the same shoes a few weeks ago.. dont know the reasoning behind wearing soccer cleats for football.[/quote]
    They’re usually really lightweight so a player whose position usually depends on speed and agility might feel more comfortable wearing them.[/quote]

    Given the number of foot injuries it seems like futbolers are getting with these new shoes, I wouldn’t think they would go over well in the NFL.

  • Nate | September 23, 2007 at 11:05 pm |

    I’m watching the Dallas-Chicago game, and it looks like Keith Davis, #29 on the Cowboys, is wearing a cow-catcher facemask like L.T.

  • TOG | September 23, 2007 at 11:08 pm |

    Those throwbacks looked better on the Eagle cheerleaders than the players! Hubba hubba!

    Brutal looking Eagles unis but great Eagles cheerleader unis.

  • J Smith | September 23, 2007 at 11:10 pm |

    Straight out of Fairfield Connecticut its the jesuits of Fairfield Prep with their numbered helmets which are awesome- Prep

  • Dan King | September 23, 2007 at 11:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”146701″]My high school’s conference. have to go to the northwest tab, and sandusky bay for the conference. don’t ask about some of the color choices. let alone what the unis look like. we’ll just say the monochromatic look is prevalent.

    Where are you from Dan? I’m a graduate of Port Clinton, class of 2001.

    i’m from huron class of ’05

    Someone mentioned the PC police earlier. My high school’s mascot is the Redskins. The running joke/rumor is that if we ever got sued, we’d be the fighting walleye in a week, colors would be toxic waste green and lake water brown, and that we had the uniforms on order ready to go. Thankfully, that hasn’t happened so far.[/quote]

  • RefUni | September 23, 2007 at 11:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”146673″]I was glad to see the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders also went with the throwbacks today:
    http://static.nfl.co...

    Wow…those throwback made even the Eagles Cheerleaders look bad – and that’s hard to do. The Eagles have the HOTTEST cheerleaders in football!

    Those shorts really made her butt look HUGE :)

  • Minna H. | September 23, 2007 at 11:28 pm |

    This is just not right.

    The Iggles throwbacks were horrid, and the Washington throwbacks reminded me of a certain redheaded clown–and I hate clowns.

    Hochs worked a late afternoon game, so I guess he’s not a permanent fixture on Sunday Night Football. Damn. Now there is NO reason to watch!

  • Paul Lukas | September 23, 2007 at 11:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”146707″]Since the 49ers are on the road again this week Mike Nolan wasn’t allowed to wear his suit, but did anyone notice the Bill Walsh memorial on the left shoulder of his pullover jacket? Was he wearing this last week in St. Louis (i missed that game)? Sorry didn’t get a picture.[/quote]

    Yes, all the Niners coaches are wearing that sleeve patch.

  • SausMaf | September 23, 2007 at 11:34 pm |

    UCLA Basketball coach Ben Howland said during last night’s UCLA vs. U of W football game that the men’s basketball team will be wearing special patches to recognize the school’s 100 NCAA Championships this year.

  • E Ro | September 23, 2007 at 11:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”146627″][quote comment=”146476″][quote comment=”146459″]Here is a link to a great website that depicts all the Michigan High School helmets! http://www.michiganh...

    That’s an awesome project, but it always saddens me to see so many NFL or NCAA logos used by high school teams. Surely there is at least one creative kid in those schools who can come up with something better than the Buccaneers logo in yellow. And there are probably more high school teams with the Eagles wings than Eagles fans.

    I’m sure cost comes into play, but even a blank helmet with the school’s colors shows more pride than some of these.

    Sure a Knight rides a horse that has horse shoes…

    And what does the Wolverine claw have to do with a Lumberjack?

    Awesome project, but how about we forget the books and get the kids some new helmet decals next year, huh?! Priorities![/quote]

    thats what u get when u fuck over the arts (art and music) in schools. Art and music gets screwed over so much. it would be cool to have h.s. kids design helmets and logos.[/quote]

    ummm, if today’s designers at reebok and nike don’t “get it”… what makes you think high school art students would?

  • dopeslls | September 23, 2007 at 11:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”146645″][quote comment=”146531″]

    my high school unis…i think we had one of the best in the country…


    i loooooove the rockledge helmets, and the all white uni…the all baby blue they wear sucks[/quote]
    Are you talking about this Rockledge in Central Florida…if so, we are neighbors. I agree they are nice .[/quote]
    i tried to put up a link of palm bays unis as well

  • Zack Tanner | September 23, 2007 at 11:50 pm |

    This has probably been brought up by now, but I’ll mention it anyway. In todays Steeler game Willie Parker’s American flag decal was on the back of his helmet.

    Also, another thing, has anyone noticed that Chad Johnson will wear different helmet models during the course of the season?

  • TD | September 24, 2007 at 12:09 am |

    Pats wore the stealthy grayish alts today at Buffalo.

  • TD | September 24, 2007 at 12:18 am |

    Rich Eisen, on the Redskins’ throwbacks, “I didn’t know they were using the Radio Shack logo this year..”

  • David | September 24, 2007 at 12:29 am |

    Why did my comment just go to the spam filter? It had 1 link!

  • jared | September 24, 2007 at 12:34 am |

    i saw a team on that michigan site called the reading rangers. i think that they might should change their name to the READING RAINBOWS!!! i hope someone here gets that

  • Gregory | September 24, 2007 at 12:45 am |

    [quote comment=”146720″][quote comment=”146701″]My high school’s conference. have to go to the northwest tab, and sandusky bay for the conference. don’t ask about some of the color choices. let alone what the unis look like. we’ll just say the monochromatic look is prevalent.

    Where are you from Dan? I’m a graduate of Port Clinton, class of 2001.

    i’m from huron class of ’05

    Someone mentioned the PC police earlier. My high school’s mascot is the Redskins. The running joke/rumor is that if we ever got sued, we’d be the fighting walleye in a week, colors would be toxic waste green and lake water brown, and that we had the uniforms on order ready to go. Thankfully, that hasn’t happened so far.[/quote][/quote]
    Hey, I knew a girl that graduated from Huron, Katie Sims. well, I think she graduated, she was a “frequent flier”. or in other words, she hit up Da’ Ganje a tad too much.

  • dm00n | September 24, 2007 at 1:12 am |

    Hey cool, why don’t we all cite the people we think were drug users in high school BY NAME.

    Great idea dude.

  • James Craven | September 24, 2007 at 1:46 am |

    ENOUGH ALREADY!

    Let’s not go there…

  • SQL | September 24, 2007 at 2:44 am |

    Back to the good old days of black and white tv at Murray Fields yesterday where Scotland, wearing dark blue and grey was taking on New Zealand wearing grey and black. As you can imagine the result was quite confusing. Most of the times, it was REALLY difficult to tell the two teams appart.

  • Joe Schmeltzer | September 24, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”146516″][quote comment=”146476″][quote comment=”146459″]Here is a link to a great website that depicts all the Michigan High School helmets! http://www.michiganh...

    That’s an awesome project, but it always saddens me to see so many NFL or NCAA logos used by high school teams. Surely there is at least one creative kid in those schools who can come up with something better than the Buccaneers logo in yellow. And there are probably more high school teams with the Eagles wings than Eagles fans.

    I’m sure cost comes into play, but even a blank helmet with the school’s colors shows more pride than some of these.

    Sure a Knight rides a horse that has horse shoes…

    And what does the Wolverine claw have to do with a Lumberjack?

    Awesome project, but how about we forget the books and get the kids some new helmet decals next year, huh?! Priorities![/quote]

    That’s my highschool football conference, first of all the wolverine helmet isn’t supposed to be a claw it’s just a “winged” design left over from typical leather design.
    I have a possible explanation as to why the Arthur Hill Lumberjacks would have a Michigan helmet. Arthur was a lumber tycoon in Saginaw and a UofM grad and regent.
    Back in the 1980s and early 90’s all these teams had unique helmets (for instance arthur hill had a spiffy AH logo) it suddenly became the trendy thing to do about 10 years ago.[/quote]

    Here is an interesting article about the history of the U of M helmet design.

    Also, my HS (Marquette Redmen) uses a red helmet and used to alternate every few years between a white M and an indian chief logo (I couldn’t find a shot of the helmet, but the logo can be seen here.
    I’m just glad they don’t use some college or pro team logo.

  • Pete | September 25, 2007 at 9:47 am |

    Firstly, it’s Murrayfield, all one word. Secondly, Scotland’s kit doesn’t actually have grey on it, It’s a white honeycomb pattern printed over the Blue. The fault here is with the NZRFU and Adidas – they didn’t move far enough from their regular colours to avoid their change shirts clashing with the shirts their home shirts clash with… Traditionaly New Zealand change shirts were White, not sure why they changed, probably partly cos they’ve been making their opponents change for the past few years during tour matches etc.