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Sunday Open Thread

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Very interesting day in the world of college football uniforms yesterday, starting with the LSU/Tulane hurricane relief ensembles shown above. I didn’t mind the white helmets, and I was actually impressed with how sharp the pelican/rising phoenix design looked, but the quotation mark flags on the LSU side looked a little ridiculous.

Of course, the most ridiculous outfit of the day was thrown on by the Minnesota Golden Gophers, who decided to go pee on themselves all yellow/gold against OSU. I know we talk about the Wisconsin all-red, the Syracuse all-orange, and the numerous all-black outfits being bad, but Minnesota takes the cake as the worst ever. —Vince

 

141 comments to Sunday Open Thread

  • David | September 30, 2007 at 10:39 am |

    No post about the pink unis Paul promised on Friday?

  • Matteo | September 30, 2007 at 10:39 am |

    On their way to their 5th straight victory, Cincinnati -who pulls off the all-black well – played another team who pulls off the all-black well, San Diego State.

    Cheer Cincy

  • Matteo | September 30, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    Sorry. Picture here:
    http://www.sanmateod...

  • Kyle O. | September 30, 2007 at 10:41 am |

    Where are the pink uniforms?

  • Vince Grzegorek | September 30, 2007 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”150037″]No post about the pink unis Paul promised on Friday?[/quote]

    They did not wear them. Look here.

    You can see in the background that the endzones are painted pink though.

  • Stuby | September 30, 2007 at 10:44 am |

    Oregon also looked pretty damned awful, but I guess we’re used to that by know. They pretty much blended into the turf on my crappy hotel TV.

  • Dave W | September 30, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    We here at Wisconsin have been calling the Gophers the “Golden Showers” for years already, at least at hockey games. Yikes.

    Thank God the Badgers appear to have ditched the all red look.

  • Stuby | September 30, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    The Oregon Ducks also looked pretty damned awful, but I guess we’re used to that by know. They pretty much blended into the turf on my crappy hotel TV.

  • Stuby | September 30, 2007 at 10:50 am |

    I just noticed in that pic I post of Cal v. Oregon that DeSean Jackson looks to have two jerseys on. What’s the deal with that?

  • Bendert | September 30, 2007 at 10:52 am |

    i was just wondering, having noticed that it seems that every NCAA lineman wears the huge metal kneebraces, who requires the lineman to wear them? Is is a conference rule, team rule, or just personal choice?

  • SuperJon | September 30, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”150047″]i was just wondering, having noticed that it seems that every NCAA lineman wears the huge metal kneebraces, who requires the lineman to wear them? Is is a conference rule, team rule, or just personal choice?[/quote]

    Most of the athletic trainers require the players to wear the braces. My school (Liberty University) has all of the linemen in knee braces and every player wears ankle braces.

  • Bendert | September 30, 2007 at 11:05 am |

    thanks

  • T.J. | September 30, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    Someone on ESPN said of the Gopher’s all-gold look “If Minnesota ever played Syracuse in these uniforms, your TV would explode.”

  • Kyle From CC | September 30, 2007 at 11:08 am |

    I was really surprised at how good washingtons uniforms looked last night. Especially the helmets.

    Aslo, check out stafon johnsons undershirt sleeves (and what looks like an unbuckled belt.)

  • Kyle From CC | September 30, 2007 at 11:10 am |

    I think my post just got eaten

  • Mike Engle | September 30, 2007 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”150046″]I just noticed in that pic I post of Cal v. Oregon that DeSean Jackson looks to have two jerseys on. What’s the deal with that?[/quote]
    Probably a special teamer that needs to avoid a jersey number conflict. In NCAA football, there are plenty of duplicate numbers on the roster, but that doesn’t matter. You can’t have two of the same number on the field at one time, so by keeping two jerseys on the player, he can always have an appropriate number for special teams play and his preferred number for other plays.
    Cal-Berkeley is really sensitive to that rule because they got burnt by it once.

  • Billy D | September 30, 2007 at 11:12 am |

    I was at the Minnesota game last night. They warmed up in their Maroon Jerseys and when the team ran on the field I immediatly turned to my friend next to me and said “What the hell are they wearing? UniWatch is going to have a field day”

    They are by far the worst uniforms I have ever seen. I don’t know why they wore them.

  • Justin H. | September 30, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    This is how throwbacks are supposed to look. Even the logo creep doesn’t bug me, because the UW 1960 unis are the best thing they’ve ever worn. They look like a classier version of the Irish, not that thats hard.
    Wish they wore them all the time instead of that purple mess.

  • CJ | September 30, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    So what happened with the site? I could not access it for a while there.

  • Stuby | September 30, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”150057″][quote comment=”150046″]I just noticed in that pic I post of Cal v. Oregon that DeSean Jackson looks to have two jerseys on. What’s the deal with that?[/quote]
    Probably a special teamer that needs to avoid a jersey number conflict. In NCAA football, there are plenty of duplicate numbers on the roster, but that doesn’t matter. You can’t have two of the same number on the field at one time, so by keeping two jerseys on the player, he can always have an appropriate number for special teams play and his preferred number for other plays.
    Cal-Berkeley is really sensitive to that rule because they got burnt by it once.[/quote]
    Oh, I know they did that with Jahvid Best earlier in the game, but in that case they put a temp #14 jersey over his real #4 jersey. Seems weird though that DeSean Jackson would play the entire game with two jerseys on. I guess if he needed to be on the “hands team” late in the game immediately after a score, he wouldn’t have time to really change.

  • Vince Grzegorek | September 30, 2007 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”150056″]I think my post just got eaten[/quote]

    Kyle, just restored it for you.

  • Christopher | September 30, 2007 at 11:22 am |

    Yesterday the White Sox all wore their socks high to honor Jim Thome’s 500th home run this year.

    Don’t know if this was posted yesterday…

    And I’m too lazy to look for photos :)

  • Dave from Indy | September 30, 2007 at 11:32 am |

    My screen just blew up after looking at the Golden Shower/Gophers all yellow. I am a big fan of bad unis in baseball, see any 1970’s or 80’s unis, houston, atlanta,white sox, etc. but these are PAINFUL. Whoever came up with that cruel joke, damn you!

  • Stuby | September 30, 2007 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”150068″]My screen just blew up after looking at the Golden Shower/Gophers all yellow. I am a big fan of bad unis in baseball, see any 1970’s or 80’s unis, houston, atlanta,white sox, etc. but these are PAINFUL. Whoever came up with that cruel joke, damn you![/quote]
    I kind of like that fact that college teams can wear pretty much whatever the hell they want, as opposed to the NFL. These complete trainwrecks (Minnesota, Wisconsin in all red, Syracuse) are fun to talk about.

  • dn393 | September 30, 2007 at 11:42 am |

    Watching NFL pregame shows, are the NY Giants the only team who do not have “shiny” uniform pants? If so, does anyone know why?

  • Billy D | September 30, 2007 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”150069″][quote comment=”150068″]My screen just blew up after looking at the Golden Shower/Gophers all yellow. I am a big fan of bad unis in baseball, see any 1970’s or 80’s unis, houston, atlanta,white sox, etc. but these are PAINFUL. Whoever came up with that cruel joke, damn you![/quote]
    I kind of like that fact that college teams can wear pretty much whatever the hell they want, as opposed to the NFL. These complete trainwrecks (Minnesota, Wisconsin in all red, Syracuse) are fun to talk about.[/quote]

    I actually think these are legit third/alternate uniforms. A last year the Minnesota bookstore had a big sale in the fall and I bought a gold jersey. I planned and still do wear it in the student section when everyone else is wearing gold, but I never thought they were actual uniforms until last night.

  • =bg= | September 30, 2007 at 11:49 am |

    looks like the Gophers fell into a vat of mustard.

  • Mike | September 30, 2007 at 11:59 am |

    Speaking of the double numberered rosters, anyone else find it funny that after Auburn kicked the game winner… #18 kicked it and was being mobbed by #18.

  • Mike Engle | September 30, 2007 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”150070″]Watching NFL pregame shows, are the NY Giants the only team who do not have “shiny” uniform pants? If so, does anyone know why?[/quote]
    Uh, white isn’t exactly shiny…I don’t know where you’re going with this one.

  • Mike | September 30, 2007 at 12:06 pm |

    The Washington throwbacks were boring. And I know purple is hated here, but I really like the U-Dub jerseys. Purple and gold have been their colors forever, and they pull it off well.

  • Orange and Blue | September 30, 2007 at 12:10 pm |

    “This is how throwbacks are supposed to look.”

    I only half-agree with you there, Justin….That is how ALL football uniforms should look — Simple and elegant and “manly.” Unlike the abominations of NCAA’s Oregon or the NFL’s Vikings, Falcons, Titans, and Bengals….

  • Justin H. | September 30, 2007 at 12:14 pm |

    Now i may agree with you on most of those, i cant stanf the Ravens, Oregon, or Bengals look, but when my Titans aren’t wearing those ridiculous ti-colored combo (white helmet with light blue jersey and dark blue pants) then I think they look f’n sweet. I hear too much about their unis in a bad way. They don’t have the boooorrring hard-block uni numbers liek every other frickin team in the NFL, and they aren’t boring. Ok i’m done ranting.

  • S Bennett | September 30, 2007 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”150059″]This is how throwbacks are supposed to look. Even the logo creep doesn’t bug me, because the UW 1960 unis are the best thing they’ve ever worn. They look like a classier version of the Irish, not that thats hard.
    Wish they wore them all the time instead of that purple mess.[/quote]

    I like the font of the number. Otherwise, Meh. It looks Notre Dame wannabe. Considering my bewilderment for “Fightin’ Irish mania” that sweeps the nation, I’d rather not see any references to the pompous entity that is Notre Dame.

    SB

  • Orange and Blue | September 30, 2007 at 12:25 pm |

    #32, Justin,

    Y’know, I see a lot of people defending the Titans uniform, so I guess I am in the minority there…But we agree on the others…Plus, I knida like the Ravens uniform, so I guess that makes us even!

  • ben | September 30, 2007 at 12:37 pm |

    The Gold jerseys look really good on Gophers B-Ball and Gophers hockey (I think it has to do with the “dazzle” fabric those sports use), but looks horrid on the football field.

    Which is too bad, since our uniforms (for all sports) are all classic, clean cut looks.

  • Drew McKay | September 30, 2007 at 12:40 pm |

    those Minnestoa jerseys looked pretty awesome and those LSU jerserys looked like someone quit halfway through making them

  • bruce | September 30, 2007 at 12:44 pm |

    I think the Ravens look like ninjas when they wear all black.

  • Mike Engle | September 30, 2007 at 12:47 pm |

    Titans: shoulders need work. Looks like a hockey jersey with the sleeves cut off. Would like to see a little more red to a) bring out the red in the helmet logo, b) call some attention to Tennessee, which has a lot of red in its state flag, and c) acknowledge the Houston Oilers history (and the powder blue doesn’t hurt either).
    Ravens: one of the most underachieving uniforms in the league. A really cool number font and the best sleeve patch in the four major sports nearly get flushed down the crapper with the black leotard and/or body suit look they sport too often. They need some sock stripes in the worst way. Maybe some Vegas gold pants to bring out the number trim.
    I refuse to bad-mouth the Titans and Ravens uniforms because they look great when compared to such monstrosities as the Bengals, Vikings, Cardinals, and Bills.

  • JJD | September 30, 2007 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”150051″][quote comment=”150047″]i was just wondering, having noticed that it seems that every NCAA lineman wears the huge metal kneebraces, who requires the lineman to wear them? Is is a conference rule, team rule, or just personal choice?[/quote]

    Most of the athletic trainers require the players to wear the braces. My school (Liberty University) has all of the linemen in knee braces and every player wears ankle braces.[/quote]

    Auburn’s punter was wearing one on his elbow last night. I thought that looked really odd.

  • JJD | September 30, 2007 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”150087″]Purple and gold have been their colors forever[/quote]

    Except, you know, for that period if time when their jerseys weren’t purple and looked like the throwbacks they wore last night.

  • Mike Engle | September 30, 2007 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”150106″][quote comment=”150087″]Purple and gold have been their colors forever[/quote]

    Except, you know, for that period if time when their jerseys weren’t purple and looked like the throwbacks they wore last night.[/quote]
    But that “navy” is known as Northwestern purple. Yes, quite odd. Maybe that’s as close as they could get to purple back in those days. (Remember how the Redskins got “Lombardi burgundy” uniforms with the yellow helmets and pants? Maybe we have an analogous situation here.)

  • Kevin | September 30, 2007 at 12:56 pm |

    one number font i have always liked if this from the columbus cottonmouths minor league team. they have since gone away from these numbers though.

  • Kris McInnis | September 30, 2007 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”150084″]Speaking of the double numberered rosters, anyone else find it funny that after Auburn kicked the game winner… #18 kicked it and was being mobbed by #18.[/quote]

    Here’s a picture of Burns and Byrum. Peculiar, but it’s what you get when you field so many freshman.

  • Mike Engle | September 30, 2007 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”150109″]one number font i have always liked if this from the columbus cottonmouths minor league team. they have since gone away from these numbers though.[/quote]
    Wow, that’s definitely on the stupid side of the Good or Stupid TestTM, but for a minor league team, that stupid might be a good thing.

  • apm | September 30, 2007 at 1:03 pm |

    The Vikings are making up for last night’s Gophers fashion disaster by wearing 1970-era throwbacks today. They’re inducting Chuck Foreman into the “Ring of Honor” at halftime.

  • Kyle O. | September 30, 2007 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”150047″]i was just wondering, having noticed that it seems that every NCAA lineman wears the huge metal kneebraces, who requires the lineman to wear them? Is is a conference rule, team rule, or just personal choice?[/quote]
    Team Policy typically

  • TD | September 30, 2007 at 1:07 pm |

    re: vikes The helmets are throwbacks as well, going back to the 2-D horn design they had.. um.. two years ago, with gray cages.

    And, as usual, the Metrodome lights make the jersey and helmet pantones appear mismatched.

  • Stuby | September 30, 2007 at 1:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”150114″][quote comment=”150109″]one number font i have always liked if this from the columbus cottonmouths minor league team. they have since gone away from these numbers though.[/quote]
    Wow, that’s definitely on the stupid side of the Good or Stupid TestTM, but for a minor league team, that stupid might be a good thing.[/quote]
    How the hell did they do a 4? That would have to be a pretty bendy snake. But I guess if you can turn a snake into a D, anything’s possible.

  • Wayne | September 30, 2007 at 1:15 pm |

    The Vikings’ throwbacks are making me miss the pre-monstrosity unis (pre-2006) even more than usual. Maybe they should wear throwbacks every week now.

    I hope the Vikings ownership wakes up and decides to revert to the former design, and bring back the gray facemasks! This look would be great every week.

  • Tim McCabe | September 30, 2007 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”150119″]The Vikings’ throwbacks are making me miss the pre-monstrosity unis (pre-2006) even more than usual. Maybe they should wear throwbacks every week now.

    I hope the Vikings ownership wakes up and decides to revert to the former design, and bring back the gray facemasks! This look would be great every week.[/quote]

    I 100% agree — the Vikings throwbacks are a thing of beauty (even if Paul doesn’t like Purple :-).

    If the Gophers ever dare to wear the gold jerseys again, at least wear the maroon pants with them. WAY too much gold/yellow last night.

  • Stuby | September 30, 2007 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”150124″][quote comment=”150119″]The Vikings’ throwbacks are making me miss the pre-monstrosity unis (pre-2006) even more than usual. Maybe they should wear throwbacks every week now.

    I hope the Vikings ownership wakes up and decides to revert to the former design, and bring back the gray facemasks! This look would be great every week.[/quote]

    I 100% agree — the Vikings throwbacks are a thing of beauty (even if Paul doesn’t like Purple :-).

    If the Gophers ever dare to wear the gold jerseys again, at least wear the maroon pants with them. WAY too much gold/yellow last night.[/quote]
    Then you end up with this look. I’d almost prefer to have the all gold. Maybe the all golds would look a little better outside in natural light. Maybe.

  • Chris | September 30, 2007 at 1:42 pm |

    Knowing how the Vikings ownership is, they’ll probably experiment with a new jersey look. An alternate if you will. I can see it now, solid yellow with purple lettering, and yellow stripes on the pants. I think that’ll beat U of Minn for the worst jerseys in the nation.

  • Luke Larson | September 30, 2007 at 1:45 pm |

    watching the lions-bears game. tatum bell just got tackled, and the back of his pants ripped open. his right butt cheek is hanging out. sorry (not actually,) no screen shot.

  • Jason | September 30, 2007 at 1:48 pm |

    hah I just saw the tatum bell thing too. Hilarious.

    If any Bears start some trash talk, he can just turn the other cheek.

    But he’ll probably say something funny back to them anyway. He’s quite a cheeky guy.

    Okay I’ll stop.

  • BIg L | September 30, 2007 at 1:51 pm |

    Wow, you guys are quick on the ripped pants, I ran upstairs to post and was beaten to the punch… kudos

  • Wayne | September 30, 2007 at 2:07 pm |

    Whoa, Chuck Foreman looks like an African-American version of Zygi Wilf! Or I guess you could say Zygi Wilf looks like a Jewish/Polish version of Chuck Foreman!

    As I’m watching the Vikes game, I periodically shed tears of sadness every time I’m reminded of the Vikes’ current unis, and I also cry every time Kelly Holcomb throws the ball.

  • hofflalu | September 30, 2007 at 2:13 pm |

    Oh, wow, LOVE the Vikings throwbacks. Love, love, love them. A 180-degree difference from their current uniforms (which may be the worst in the NFL — and I’m a Vikings fan saying this). Absolutely, positively, definitely should be their regular unis. Now they actually look like “The Minnesota Vikings.”

  • Tim McCabe | September 30, 2007 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”150125″][quote comment=”150124″][quote comment=”150119″]The Vikings’ throwbacks are making me miss the pre-monstrosity unis (pre-2006) even more than usual. Maybe they should wear throwbacks every week now.

    I hope the Vikings ownership wakes up and decides to revert to the former design, and bring back the gray facemasks! This look would be great every week.[/quote]

    I 100% agree — the Vikings throwbacks are a thing of beauty (even if Paul doesn’t like Purple :-).

    If the Gophers ever dare to wear the gold jerseys again, at least wear the maroon pants with them. WAY too much gold/yellow last night.[/quote]
    Then you end up with this look. I’d almost prefer to have the all gold. Maybe the all golds would look a little better outside in natural light. Maybe.[/quote]

    I hope we never find out….

  • JMC | September 30, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”150046″]I just noticed in that pic I post of Cal v. Oregon that DeSean Jackson looks to have two jerseys on. What’s the deal with that?[/quote]

    I actually don’t think that’s what it was. Last week someone (maybe Paul) posted a pic of him with his jersey tucked into his belt. It appeared to me as I watched the game that he had a belt on tied around his stomach, and that the way the jersey was tucked into it, it caused the top of the jersey and the bottom to become misaligned.

  • Stuby | September 30, 2007 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”150142″][quote comment=”150046″]I just noticed in that pic I post of Cal v. Oregon that DeSean Jackson looks to have two jerseys on. What’s the deal with that?[/quote]

    I actually don’t think that’s what it was. Last week someone (maybe Paul) posted a pic of him with his jersey tucked into his belt. It appeared to me as I watched the game that he had a belt on tied around his stomach, and that the way the jersey was tucked into it, it caused the top of the jersey and the bottom to become misaligned.[/quote]
    Looking at the picture again, it almost looks like it could be a Cal basketball jersey. It doesn’t really look like a belt, though.

  • Talon Lardner | September 30, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”150088″]”This is how throwbacks are supposed to look.”

    I only half-agree with you there, Justin….That is how ALL football uniforms should look — Simple and elegant and “manly.” Unlike the abominations of NCAA’s Oregon or the NFL’s Vikings, Falcons, Titans, and Bengals….[/quote]

    I disagree completely. While the plain look can be pulled off well, when a whole league does it like your idea, it would turn out completely, boring, and bland. It’s not elegant when there is nothing to admire on the jersey. I enjoy the Bengal’s striped jerseys and helmet since they tie in greatly to their mascot. I’d buy their jersey if I wasn’t a college student.

  • Go Cyclones | September 30, 2007 at 2:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”150051″][quote comment=”150047″]i was just wondering, having noticed that it seems that every NCAA lineman wears the huge metal kneebraces, who requires the lineman to wear them? Is is a conference rule, team rule, or just personal choice?[/quote]

    Most of the athletic trainers require the players to wear the braces. My school (Liberty University) has all of the linemen in knee braces and every player wears ankle braces.[/quote]

    Agreed…I used to be part of my school’s Athletic Training program, and every lineman was required to wear knee braces. Training isn’t just about taking care of injuries, it’s a lot of prevention as well. Most of the guys getting down into a stance across the country on Saturdays have never had major knee problems, and the braces are there to keep it that way. Also, at my school, every player except the kickers is required to get their ankles taped before every practice and game and quite a few opt to wear ankle braces although those aren’t required.

  • Rich O | September 30, 2007 at 2:55 pm |

    With the White Sox wearing their cuffs high last night- I noticed that SP Gavin Floyd was having some difficulty with his cuffs- they just weren’t staying up and would progressively work their way down his legs.

    shifting topics- I noticed the Brazil women’s jerseys feature a crest with stars above it that denote the men’s World Cup wins- something that makes no sense to me. Meanwhile Germany only had 1 star over their crest for their 1 women’s World Cup win.

  • =bg= | September 30, 2007 at 3:07 pm |

    Cards. Vikes. Falcons.
    The commonality?

    They all have that stupid excessive piping. It has to go.

  • Manzell | September 30, 2007 at 3:23 pm |

    It seems Dolphins rookie fullback #45 Reagan Mauia has a distinct facemask – it only attaches near his eyes and has the ‘grate-like’ look Sinbad’s facemask had in ‘Necessary Roughness’. I’m trying to pull a photo, but if anyone has it please post.

    Thanks,

  • Stuby | September 30, 2007 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”150157″]It seems Dolphins rookie fullback #45 Reagan Mauia has a distinct facemask – it only attaches near his eyes and has the ‘grate-like’ look Sinbad’s facemask had in ‘Necessary Roughness’. I’m trying to pull a photo, but if anyone has it please post.

    Thanks,[/quote]
    Its that same helmet a few of the Giants are wearing. I can’t remember the name, but it has been discussed quite a bit on this site. I think it is made by Schutt.

  • Stuby | September 30, 2007 at 3:32 pm |

    The Schutt Ion, as modeled by Brandon Jacobs. Paul did an entry about a month ago.

  • Dan King | September 30, 2007 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”150163″]The Schutt Ion, as modeled by Brandon Jacobs. Paul did an entry about a month ago.[/quote]
    i like how even though the facemask connects only in one spot the screws to attach it by the jaw are still there.

  • Stevo | September 30, 2007 at 4:12 pm |

    i like how even though the facemask connects only in one spot the screws to attach it by the jaw are still there.

    Probably to allow players to use more conventional facemasks with them if they like, like that wleding class project LT wears.

  • Tom in Baltimore | September 30, 2007 at 4:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”150084″]Speaking of the double numberered rosters, anyone else find it funny that after Auburn kicked the game winner… #18 kicked it and was being mobbed by #18.[/quote]

    I noticed that too…hilarious!

    Also, U Washington’s throwbacks were awesome, especially the number font. Anyone know what that font is called?

  • RJR | September 30, 2007 at 4:32 pm |

    I agree that the Vikings look great. I don’t understand how management could possibly think their new uniforms are better than what they have on today. I wish my team (the Eagles) had gone with a classic green look from the 60’s or early 70’s for their throwbacks.

  • schuby | September 30, 2007 at 4:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”150113″][quote comment=”150084″]Speaking of the double numberered rosters, anyone else find it funny that after Auburn kicked the game winner… #18 kicked it and was being mobbed by #18.[/quote]

    Here’s a picture of Burns and Byrum. Peculiar, but it’s what you get when you field so many freshman.[/quote]

    What was cooler is that the kicker did the Gator chomp after he made it. awesome

  • Manzell | September 30, 2007 at 4:39 pm |

    Seattle’s Seneca Wallace just received a pass from Seattle QB Matt Hassleback. Wallace, also a quarterback, was revealed to be green-dot free.

    Was he wearing a separate helmet for this play? Did they remove the green dot from his regular helmet? Are they waiting until game action to add the green dot?

  • warren thompson | September 30, 2007 at 4:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”150177″]
    I wish my team (the Eagles) had gone with a classic green look from the 60’s or early 70’s for their throwbacks.[/quote]

    And I wish that the Eagles still wore classic Kelly green and silver as they did in the days of yore. [But, you see, I’m a geezer who remembers when at home they wore leather helmets and played in a baseball park.]

  • Colin | September 30, 2007 at 4:47 pm |

    What’s worse: The Golden Gophers, or the Golden Gaels of Queen’s University, Kingston (ON)? I really can’t decide. Though my eyes have finally stopped burning since I stumbled upon yesterday’s Queen’s/Laurier game.

  • Stevo | September 30, 2007 at 4:55 pm |

    Seattle’s Seneca Wallace just received a pass from Seattle QB Matt Hassleback. Wallace, also a quarterback, was revealed to be green-dot free.

    Was he wearing a separate helmet for this play? Did they remove the green dot from his regular helmet? Are they waiting until game action to add the green dot?

    My guess is that Seneca has 2 helmets, a “green dot” with the wireless and another without the wireless.

  • warren thompson | September 30, 2007 at 4:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”150184″][quote comment=”150177″]
    I wish my team (the Eagles) had gone with a classic green look from the 60’s or early 70’s for their throwbacks.[/quote]

    And I wish that the Eagles still wore classic Kelly green and silver as they did in the days of yore. [But, you see, I’m a geezer who remembers when at home they wore leather helmets and played in a baseball park.] [/quote]
    [quote comment=”150184″][quote comment=”150177″]
    I wish my team (the Eagles) had gone with a classic green look from the 60’s or early 70’s for their throwbacks.[/quote]

    And I wish that the Eagles still wore classic Kelly green and silver as they did in the days of yore. [But, you see, I’m a geezer who remembers when at home they wore leather helmets and played in a baseball park.] [/quote]

    {Sorry … strike the words”when at home.”

  • Lauren | September 30, 2007 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”150182″]Seattle’s Seneca Wallace just received a pass from Seattle QB Matt Hassleback. Wallace, also a quarterback, was revealed to be green-dot free.

    Was he wearing a separate helmet for this play? Did they remove the green dot from his regular helmet? Are they waiting until game action to add the green dot?[/quote]

    The dots aren’t to denote quarterbacks. They’re on helmets that have radios (which quarterbacks wear). Since you can only have one player with a helmet radio on the field at a time, Wallace would have had a separate helmet for this play. He probably has one for quarterbacking (with a radio and dot) and one without. It would be against the league rules to scrape off the sticker from a helmet with a radio (and since this is Seattle, not New England… ;) ).

  • Flip | September 30, 2007 at 5:02 pm |

    Checking Washington’s Web site during the game last night, I learned that the Huskies wore navy pretty much before 1972. The excuse was that purple fabric was “generally unavailable.”

    That seems like a lame excuse. Purple’s a wonderful color and looks awesome. I don’t recall a purple-clad team expressing difficulty finding fabric.

    More likely, color reproduction in newspapers and magazines never could get purple down until rather recently. Back in the ’70s it was either too red or too blue.

    That said, the Huskie uniforms last night looked pretty good.

  • Mike Engle | September 30, 2007 at 5:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”150194″]Checking Washington’s Web site during the game last night, I learned that the Huskies wore navy pretty much before 1972. The excuse was that purple fabric was “generally unavailable.”

    That seems like a lame excuse. Purple’s a wonderful color and looks awesome. I don’t recall a purple-clad team expressing difficulty finding fabric.

    More likely, color reproduction in newspapers and magazines never could get purple down until rather recently. Back in the ’70s it was either too red or too blue.

    That said, the Huskie uniforms last night looked pretty good.[/quote]
    I’d like to use this opportunity to take a cheap shot at Majestic. Why the bloody hell can’t you get the right gray fabric for Cool-Base?
    [quote comment=”150185″]What’s worse: The Golden Gophers, or the Golden Gaels of Queen’s University, Kingston (ON)? I really can’t decide. Though my eyes have finally stopped burning since I stumbled upon yesterday’s Queen’s/Laurier game.[/quote]
    I go to McGill, so I have to say that anything Queen’s is absolutely horrific. Those uniforms are definitely prison-worthy. There are seven prisons in Kingston, so send them to one.

  • Brien | September 30, 2007 at 5:21 pm |

    Don’t think this has been posted yet (at least, the search tells me it hasn’t), but here’s the Hurricanes tenth anniversary patch. Looks pretty good, I think, and I really love the hurricane flags worked into the banner.

  • DenverGregg | September 30, 2007 at 5:22 pm |

    Uni banter in bottom 7th of the Rox game. Kaz Matsui came to bat wearing the “grape candy” batting gloves, but still had a pair of gloves in his pocket. He puts them on over batting gloves for baserunning to protect his fingers in head-first slide situations. Sadly he didn’t reach base.

  • Mike Engle | September 30, 2007 at 5:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”150201″]Don’t think this has been posted yet (at least, the search tells me it hasn’t), but here’s the Hurricanes tenth anniversary patch. Looks pretty good, I think, and I really love the hurricane flags worked into the banner.[/quote]
    It’s been discussed on previous days.
    It’s a tasteful patch that’s well done, but if you think about it, it’s kind of funny that they use tropical storm flags (one square instead of two). Oh well. Artistic liberties, I guess. And a patch can only be so big without looking cluttered.

  • griffin | September 30, 2007 at 5:42 pm |

    no, desean definately has his jersey tucked into his belt. a speed wide receiver like him would never wear two jerseys, guys wear as little clothing as possible just look at the skin tight spandex pants.

  • rev. keith | September 30, 2007 at 5:51 pm |

    i was disgusted by the all gold u of m uni’s. BUT, i must give a major shout out to the vikings throwbacks. i realize that paul hates purple, but these are classic. for the life of me, i can’t understand why they changed. the vikes should at least use these as 3rd jerseys.
    what do you think?

  • Manzell | September 30, 2007 at 6:03 pm |

    I feel certain (for no particular reason) that Wallace has one helmet with one radio, and that infact both Hasselback and Wallace both had radio’s on the field for a few plays.

    I don’t think the Seahawks were cheating, or that Wallace’s helmet radio was used; I just think that Seneca has only one helmet (like every other player…)

  • john | September 30, 2007 at 6:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”150086″][quote comment=”150070″]Watching NFL pregame shows, are the NY Giants the only team who do not have “shiny” uniform pants? If so, does anyone know why?[/quote]
    Uh, white isn’t exactly shiny…I don’t know where you’re going with this one.[/quote]

    I think he’s saying that the Giants’ pants don’t have any sort of SHEEN to them like most teams pants. In a way he’s right about some teams being SHINY.

  • Stevo | September 30, 2007 at 6:22 pm |

    I think Seneca’s a special case, since he is a “slash” player, playing WR as well as being the backup QB, which would justify him having 2 identical helmets, one wireless and one plain.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | September 30, 2007 at 6:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”150147″][quote comment=”150088″]”This is how throwbacks are supposed to look.”

    I only half-agree with you there, Justin….That is how ALL football uniforms should look — Simple and elegant and “manly.” Unlike the abominations of NCAA’s Oregon or the NFL’s Vikings, Falcons, Titans, and Bengals….[/quote]

    I disagree completely. While the plain look can be pulled off well, when a whole league does it like your idea, it would turn out completely, boring, and bland. It’s not elegant when there is nothing to admire on the jersey. I enjoy the Bengal’s striped jerseys and helmet since they tie in greatly to their mascot. I’d buy their jersey if I wasn’t a college student.[/quote]

    YUPP!!! You hit on the head. I like the mixture of traditional/simple uni’s and futuristic/modern uni’s. I ESPECIALLY LOVE IT when teams combine modern and old school together!

    LONG LIVE THE OREGON DUCKS UNIFORM!!!!!

  • bj | September 30, 2007 at 7:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”150042″][quote comment=”150037″]No post about the pink unis Paul promised on Friday?[/quote]

    They did not wear them. Look here.

    You can see in the background that the endzones are painted pink though.[/quote]

    The only things that were supposed to be pink were: RIBBONS painted in the end zones

    SHIRTS for NMSU coaches

    HELMET STICKERS, SOCKS for Aggie players

  • Stuby | September 30, 2007 at 7:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”150194″]Checking Washington’s Web site during the game last night, I learned that the Huskies wore navy pretty much before 1972. The excuse was that purple fabric was “generally unavailable.”

    That seems like a lame excuse. Purple’s a wonderful color and looks awesome. I don’t recall a purple-clad team expressing difficulty finding fabric.

    More likely, color reproduction in newspapers and magazines never could get purple down until rather recently. Back in the ’70s it was either too red or too blue.

    That said, the Huskie uniforms last night looked pretty good.[/quote]
    Color pictures in newspapers weren’t really that common until the 80s. I remember when SI still published quite a few B&W photos and I’m not that old – relatively.

    But it does seem like an odd excuse. If the Vikings could get purple jerseys in the early 60s, why couldn’t UW?

  • Jesse | September 30, 2007 at 7:55 pm |

    I’m a Gopher season ticket holder and had heard rumors we were going Gold/Gold against tOSU. When they ran out of the tunnel, my initial reaction was to cringe. However, as the game went on, they actually grew on me. They looked much better in person than they did on TV or in print. As far as the mis-matched gold look, you only noticed that on the white guys. The colors looked matched on the rest of the team. One more note…look out for maroon/maroon against Wisconsin. That’s the other rumor.

  • skol vikings | September 30, 2007 at 8:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”150149″][quote comment=”150051″][quote comment=”150047″]i was just wondering, having noticed that it seems that every NCAA lineman wears the huge metal kneebraces, who requires the lineman to wear them? Is is a conference rule, team rule, or just personal choice?[/quote]

    Most of the athletic trainers require the players to wear the braces. My school (Liberty University) has all of the linemen in knee braces and every player wears ankle braces.[/quote]

    Agreed…I used to be part of my school’s Athletic Training program, and every lineman was required to wear knee braces. Training isn’t just about taking care of injuries, it’s a lot of prevention as well. Most of the guys getting down into a stance across the country on Saturdays have never had major knee problems, and the braces are there to keep it that way. Also, at my school, every player except the kickers is required to get their ankles taped before every practice and game and quite a few opt to wear ankle braces although those aren’t required.[/quote]

    I am also a part of my school’s athletic training program (Minnesota no less!) We outfit all offensive lineman with knee braces, most schools do the same thing. Every player either has their ankles taped or wears braces for practices or games. As far as the jerseys go, they looked really nice in the locker room before they went with the gold pants, and are nice looking jerseys just possibly with another pants color, such as white, or else add a stripe or something.

  • Trevor Kruger | September 30, 2007 at 8:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”150125″][quote comment=”150124″][quote comment=”150119″]The Vikings’ throwbacks are making me miss the pre-monstrosity unis (pre-2006) even more than usual. Maybe they should wear throwbacks every week now.

    I hope the Vikings ownership wakes up and decides to revert to the former design, and bring back the gray facemasks! This look would be great every week.[/quote]

    I 100% agree — the Vikings throwbacks are a thing of beauty (even if Paul doesn’t like Purple :-).

    If the Gophers ever dare to wear the gold jerseys again, at least wear the maroon pants with them. WAY too much gold/yellow last night.[/quote]
    Then you end up with this look. I’d almost prefer to have the all gold. Maybe the all golds would look a little better outside in natural light. Maybe.[/quote]
    personally, I think that they would look good with maroon pants. and that Cal looks good with the gold/navy combo. as for the Vikings, I’m going to say the same thing I said about Iowa State: how they don’t keep that look is beyond me.

  • Stuby | September 30, 2007 at 8:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”150261″][quote comment=”150125″][quote comment=”150124″][quote comment=”150119″]The Vikings’ throwbacks are making me miss the pre-monstrosity unis (pre-2006) even more than usual. Maybe they should wear throwbacks every week now.

    I hope the Vikings ownership wakes up and decides to revert to the former design, and bring back the gray facemasks! This look would be great every week.[/quote]

    I 100% agree — the Vikings throwbacks are a thing of beauty (even if Paul doesn’t like Purple :-).

    If the Gophers ever dare to wear the gold jerseys again, at least wear the maroon pants with them. WAY too much gold/yellow last night.[/quote]
    Then you end up with this look. I’d almost prefer to have the all gold. Maybe the all golds would look a little better outside in natural light. Maybe.[/quote]
    personally, I think that they would look good with maroon pants. and that Cal looks good with the gold/navy combo. as for the Vikings, I’m going to say the same thing I said about Iowa State: how they don’t keep that look is beyond me.[/quote]
    The same could be said for the Niners, Bills and Chargers.

  • Trevor Kruger | September 30, 2007 at 8:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”150185″]What’s worse: The Golden Gophers, or the Golden Gaels of Queen’s University, Kingston (ON)? I really can’t decide. Though my eyes have finally stopped burning since I stumbled upon yesterday’s Queen’s/Laurier game.[/quote]
    I painfully regret clicking on that link.

  • My Name is Not Earl | September 30, 2007 at 8:47 pm |

    The Saints didn’t play today (thankfully, so at least they couldn’t lose again), but I did notice that David Patten, a receiver, wears #81. That number supposedly is retired for Doug Atkins, who played for the Saints the last three years of his career, the first three years of the New Orleans franchise. Seems somewhat odd, especially considering other numbers in the 80s are available.

    But the Saints have always been odd; Atkins and Jim Taylor have their numbers retired, but Archie Manning and Sam Mills do not (though nobody on the Saints has worn 8 since Manning was traded away). Nobody is wearing Rickey Jackson’s 57, but I doubt the Saints will retire the number of a guy who owes over $150,000 in child support.

  • dn393 | September 30, 2007 at 8:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”150086″][quote comment=”150070″]Watching NFL pregame shows, are the NY Giants the only team who do not have “shiny” uniform pants? If so, does anyone know why?[/quote]
    Uh, white isn’t exactly shiny…I don’t know where you’re going with this one.[/quote]

    How about this then- does anyone know why the NY Giants’ grey uniform pants are not “shiny” like most other teams?

  • DannyB | September 30, 2007 at 8:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”150208″]no, desean definately has his jersey tucked into his belt. a speed wide receiver like him would never wear two jerseys, guys wear as little clothing as possible just look at the skin tight spandex pants.[/quote]

    I’m not with ya there… Look at that pic again. Whatever is below the “tuck” line is not close to matching up with his game jersey.

  • Mike from Queens | September 30, 2007 at 9:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”150268″] Nobody is wearing Rickey Jackson’s 57, but I doubt the Saints will retire the number of a guy who owes over $150,000 in child support.[/quote]

    If Lawrence Taylor is in the Hall of Fame, then I’m not so sure this couldn’t happen.

  • durte | September 30, 2007 at 9:15 pm |

    Anyone know the MLB protocol for postseason jersey wearing?

  • My Name is Not Earl | September 30, 2007 at 9:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”150280″]Anyone know the MLB protocol for postseason jersey wearing?[/quote]

    Yes . . . all players must wear jerseys.

  • S Bennett | September 30, 2007 at 9:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”150280″]Anyone know the MLB protocol for postseason jersey wearing?[/quote]

    You don’t get to wear one if you blow a 14 game lead.

    SB

  • Patrick | September 30, 2007 at 9:28 pm |

    The Chicago Blackhawks will have a patch to honor their late owner Bill Wirtz…

    http://freewarelogo....

  • durte | September 30, 2007 at 9:29 pm |

    Oh, zing. It’s the 7th Marx Brother.

    Yes, they must wear jerseys. But, can they pull out the fishnet jerseys? Or maybe just wrap themselves in saran wrap? Duct tape over the nipples? Alternates! Can they wear alternates!?

  • scott | September 30, 2007 at 9:30 pm |

    How many football and baseball teams have ever gone the full yellow look? The Minnesota Gophers reminded me a little of the 1970s Pittsburgh Pirates with their outfits Saturday.

    Does MLB HAVE a protocol for postseason uniforms? I doubt it… when the Cubs and Marlins met in the NLCS in 2003, both teams matched up with their alternate tops at least once, and alternates seem to be as regular a part of the postseason as the regular season.

  • Stevo | September 30, 2007 at 9:30 pm |

    Anyone know the MLB protocol for postseason jersey wearing?

    Same as regular season.

  • Go Cyclones | September 30, 2007 at 9:31 pm |

    Was looking at the Schutt site for info on the new Ion that the Giants have been wearing and Paul has mentioned, and noticed something I can’t recall seeing mentioned on here–the chinstrap is designed to be pulled through the mask with all four straps attaching below the ears.

    In this photo of a Giants player, the helmet has been altered to allow the strap to button above the eyes (a “high-low” hookup). But if you look on the site, it’s clear that the facemasks specifically designed for the Ion have a space large enough to slip the strap through.

  • durte | September 30, 2007 at 9:31 pm |

    Or, the battered Mets have to wear black (and blue). I’ll be here all week. Goodnight everybody!

  • Stevo | September 30, 2007 at 9:35 pm |

    Was looking at the Schutt site for info on the new Ion that the Giants have been wearing and Paul has mentioned, and noticed something I can’t recall seeing mentioned on here–the chinstrap is designed to be pulled through the mask with all four straps attaching below the ears.

    In this photo of a Giants player, the helmet has been altered to allow the strap to button above the eyes (a “high-low” hookup). But if you look on the site, it’s clear that the facemasks specifically designed for the Ion have a space large enough to slip the strap through.

    It’s a Schutt helmet with a Riddell chinstrap, a strap that’s probably not designed to do what the Ion helmet wants it to do.

  • Matthew K | September 30, 2007 at 9:52 pm |

    My wife took one look and said “Looks like they need a little more catchup with their mustard.”

  • College Kid | September 30, 2007 at 9:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”150296″]

    Was looking at the Schutt site for info on the new Ion that the Giants have been wearing and Paul has mentioned, and noticed something I can’t recall seeing mentioned on here–the chinstrap is designed to be pulled through the mask with all four straps attaching below the ears.

    In this photo of a Giants player, the helmet has been altered to allow the strap to button above the eyes (a “high-low” hookup). But if you look on the site, it’s clear that the facemasks specifically designed for the Ion have a space large enough to slip the strap through.

    It’s a Schutt helmet with a Riddell chinstrap, a strap that’s probably not designed to do what the Ion helmet wants it to do.[/quote]

    Most teams use Riddell straps, regardless of whether or not the Schutt helmets come with a Schutt strap or not. I work in an equipment room and when we put together new helmets, all of them get the Riddell straps. We throw away the Schutt straps because as far as safety goes, they don’t hold up compared to Riddell. Appearance wise, they are essentially the same–four straps, hard or soft cup, but material and strength wise they are not the same quality.

    Only one player on our team wears the DNA (he has a massive head and the DNA is the only one that fits), and we’re attempting to phase everyone into the Riddell Revolution because of their safety ranking. Just a few years back I believe most of the team was 80% Schutt and now approx 80% is in Riddell helmets.

  • dn393 | September 30, 2007 at 10:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”150296″]

    Was looking at the Schutt site for info on the new Ion that the Giants have been wearing and Paul has mentioned, and noticed something I can’t recall seeing mentioned on here–the chinstrap is designed to be pulled through the mask with all four straps attaching below the ears.

    In this photo of a Giants player, the helmet has been altered to allow the strap to button above the eyes (a “high-low” hookup). But if you look on the site, it’s clear that the facemasks specifically designed for the Ion have a space large enough to slip the strap through.

    It’s a Schutt helmet with a Riddell chinstrap, a strap that’s probably not designed to do what the Ion helmet wants it to do.[/quote]

    Questions come to mind: if the helmet was altered after it left the factory, does that void any type of warranty? Were the snaps (buttons?) installed by the Giants and is that permitted by Schutt? I’m really not sure if they assume any type of liability for wearing the helmet in a different way from how it was manufactured.

  • tc | September 30, 2007 at 10:02 pm |

    Not sure if this has been posted…
    PSU sues another school over logo copyright issues

    BTW, GO PHILLIES!!

  • tc | September 30, 2007 at 10:03 pm |

    Not sure if this has been posted…

    PSU sues another school over logo copyright.

    BTW…
    GO PHILLIES!!!

  • tc | September 30, 2007 at 10:04 pm |

    oops.
    sorry for the double post.

    GO PHILLIES!

  • griffin | September 30, 2007 at 10:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”150272″][quote comment=”150208″]no, desean definately has his jersey tucked into his belt. a speed wide receiver like him would never wear two jerseys, guys wear as little clothing as possible just look at the skin tight spandex pants.[/quote]

    I’m not with ya there… Look at that pic again. Whatever is below the “tuck” line is not close to matching up with his game jersey.[/quote]

    ok you convinced me, now that i look at it again, that its not tucked into his belt. but i play d3 college football and my team happens to have the same nike jerseys as cal and, trust me, there is no way you can stretch two of those jerseys over shoulder pads. before games there are sometimes two guys helping another guy get his jersey over his pads. i dont know whats going on but i can almost guarantee you hes only wearing one jersey.

  • Stevo | September 30, 2007 at 10:13 pm |

    Not sure if this has been posted…
    PSU sues another school over logo copyright issues

    BTW, GO PHILLIES!!

    That cougar looks so much like the Nitany Lion it’s a no-brainer. Then again, Ice Ice Baby sounded a lot like Under Pressure but Vanilla Ice said it wasn’t cause of that “itty bitty change”.

    And now sing with me, “Go Cubs Gooooooooo, Go Cubs Goooooooooo”.

  • Stuby | September 30, 2007 at 10:15 pm |

    So, there are 3 teams from the NL West still alive, and none of them are the Giants or Dodgers?

    I guess I could look at it this way: the Mets would have been 4th in the NL West.

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

    [quote comment=”150307″][quote comment=”150296″]

    Was looking at the Schutt site for info on the new Ion that the Giants have been wearing and Paul has mentioned, and noticed something I can’t recall seeing mentioned on here–the chinstrap is designed to be pulled through the mask with all four straps attaching below the ears.

    In this photo of a Giants player, the helmet has been altered to allow the strap to button above the eyes (a “high-low” hookup). But if you look on the site, it’s clear that the facemasks specifically designed for the Ion have a space large enough to slip the strap through.

    It’s a Schutt helmet with a Riddell chinstrap, a strap that’s probably not designed to do what the Ion helmet wants it to do.[/quote]

    Questions come to mind: if the helmet was altered after it left the factory, does that void any type of warranty? Were the snaps (buttons?) installed by the Giants and is that permitted by Schutt? I’m really not sure if they assume any type of liability for wearing the helmet in a different way from how it was manufactured.[/quote]

    Some might want to look closely at that Schutt stock photo again, the chinstrap (not made by riddell) is designed to go through an integral hole in the facemask and then connect in a low hookup point, it’s wild (and regardless of manufacturer a chinstrap can do what that photo shows.)

    I’m sure there is no problem using the high hookups from a function standpoint. The small holes used to fasten the snaps aren’t going to make a helmet weak enough to make a difference. Schutt might not be too happy that their innovative design is being circumvented though.

  • Kris McInnis | September 30, 2007 at 10:31 pm |

    And so I take a moment to breathe a sigh of relief. Auburn has revealed the ‘special uniform’ that was hinted at before the season. Auburn will be wearing throwback helmets and road whites at home this Saturday to commemorate the ’57 national championship team. It’s not all that big of a deal considering the uniform has hardly changed in 50 years. But I like subtlety, because it could have been worse

  • Chitown Joe | September 30, 2007 at 10:37 pm |

    A hilarious direct video link to the Cubs rookie hazing costumes. here

  • Bryan S | September 30, 2007 at 10:37 pm |

    I don’t know if anyone saw this, but last night at the Mets game, someone was holding a “lets go Nats” sign… can anyone find a picture of this?

  • UW justin | September 30, 2007 at 10:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”150239″][quote comment=”150194″]Checking Washington’s Web site during the game last night, I learned that the Huskies wore navy pretty much before 1972. The excuse was that purple fabric was “generally unavailable.”

    That seems like a lame excuse. Purple’s a wonderful color and looks awesome. I don’t recall a purple-clad team expressing difficulty finding fabric.

    More likely, color reproduction in newspapers and magazines never could get purple down until rather recently. Back in the ’70s it was either too red or too blue.

    That said, the Huskie uniforms last night looked pretty good.[/quote]
    Color pictures in newspapers weren’t really that common until the 80s. I remember when SI still published quite a few B&W photos and I’m not that old – relatively.

    But it does seem like an odd excuse. If the Vikings could get purple jerseys in the early 60s, why couldn’t UW?[/quote]

    I believe some of it had to do with cost effectiveness. I imagine purple dye that was of a quality to not bleed and fade quickly was pretty expensive. It would be reasonable to assume the budget for the pro team would be greater than that of a public institution.

  • lemonverbena | September 30, 2007 at 10:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”150107″][quote comment=”150106″][quote comment=”150087″]Purple and gold have been their colors forever[/quote]

    Except, you know, for that period if time when their jerseys weren’t purple and looked like the throwbacks they wore last night.[/quote]
    But that “navy” is known as Northwestern purple. Yes, quite odd. Maybe that’s as close as they could get to purple back in those days. (Remember how the Redskins got “Lombardi burgundy” uniforms with the yellow helmets and pants? Maybe we have an analogous situation here.)[/quote]

    it’s NORTHWEST purple, as in, Pacific Northwest. UW is no more in the “Northwestern” region than Boston College is in the “New English” region.

    i thought they looked great too, but this is the best uniform they’ve every worn.

  • Adam | September 30, 2007 at 10:47 pm |

    Tomlinson had the vader mask on today…anybody got a pic of that?

  • Nolan | September 30, 2007 at 11:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”150337″]Tomlinson had the vader mask on today…anybody got a pic of that?[/quote]
    Google had some…weird huh?

    It’s the same one he’s had all year (except for that training camp mask which was a little different than this one.)

  • Stuby | September 30, 2007 at 11:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”150336″][quote comment=”150107″][quote comment=”150106″][quote comment=”150087″]Purple and gold have been their colors forever[/quote]

    Except, you know, for that period if time when their jerseys weren’t purple and looked like the throwbacks they wore last night.[/quote]
    But that “navy” is known as Northwestern purple. Yes, quite odd. Maybe that’s as close as they could get to purple back in those days. (Remember how the Redskins got “Lombardi burgundy” uniforms with the yellow helmets and pants? Maybe we have an analogous situation here.)[/quote]

    it’s NORTHWEST purple, as in, Pacific Northwest. UW is no more in the “Northwestern” region than Boston College is in the “New English” region.

    i thought they looked great too, but this is the best uniform they’ve every worn.[/quote]
    They did a good job of reproducing the original, except for that pesky swoosh. That Bob Schloredt looks to be about 37 years old.

  • john | September 30, 2007 at 11:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”150270″][quote comment=”150086″][quote comment=”150070″]Watching NFL pregame shows, are the NY Giants the only team who do not have “shiny” uniform pants? If so, does anyone know why?[/quote]
    Uh, white isn’t exactly shiny…I don’t know where you’re going with this one.[/quote]

    How about this then- does anyone know why the NY Giants’ grey uniform pants are not “shiny” like most other teams?[/quote]

    It’s just the material. I’m guessing it was done to mimic the matte colors of the oldern days.

  • Jason | September 30, 2007 at 11:37 pm |

    The Bills will be wearing their throwbacks against the Cowboys next Monday night and later in the year against the Patriots….

  • ginsk | September 30, 2007 at 11:54 pm |

    “But the Saints have always been odd; Atkins and Jim Taylor have their numbers retired, but Archie Manning and Sam Mills do not (though nobody on the Saints has worn 8 since Manning was traded away). Nobody is wearing Rickey Jackson’s 57, but I doubt the Saints will retire the number of a guy who owes over $150,000 in child support”

    Archie’s 8 and jacksons 57 are retired, their names and numbers hang from banners in the dome (along with pete maravich’s #7). atkins and taylor i think are unofficially retired

    mills should be up there, i dont know why he is nto

  • Josh | September 30, 2007 at 11:56 pm |

    Anyone who claims that the Golden Gophers sported the worst uniforms ever didn’t see Pitt rock the all-gold last year. To make matters worse, the pants were a different shade of gold than the shirts, which were a different shade than the helmets, which were a different shade than the pants! Fortunately, I won’t supply a link. You’re welcome.

  • David | October 1, 2007 at 12:01 am |

    Sportscenter just showed a close of up LT’s helmet, and what do you know, no American Flag

  • tom | October 1, 2007 at 12:24 am |

    im a mets fan so i cant wait to here all of the yankees fans tomorrow. i remember 2004 wen the yankees choked to blow the 3 game lead. just 1 strike away

  • Mike Engle | October 1, 2007 at 12:34 am |

    [quote comment=”150371″]im a mets fan so i cant wait to here all of the yankees fans tomorrow. i remember 2004 wen the yankees choked to blow the 3 game lead. just 1 strike away[/quote]
    At least we made the playoffs that year, and at least we don’t have a sh*tload of stupid alternate jerseys with an ungodly amount of black. I’ll take a four game losing streak over pissing away a seven game lead with seventeen left any day (not that the four game losing streak is a good thing, especially that one time in particular).
    Clean up your act, Pond Scum. And welcome to Infamy’s History Book.

  • TD | October 1, 2007 at 12:45 am |

    The Rockies came home and lost on Friday in the pinstripe CR vests, then won yesterday and today in the awful black vests.

    So. Expect the black vests tomorrow. And the Padres wore blue today and lost, so I’d guess we’ll see regular sand roadies.

    At least the road portion of the streak featured the standard road grays – that was nice. No sign of the Grimace costumes in weeks.

  • Toivo | October 1, 2007 at 12:51 am |

    I, for the life of me, can not figure out why most people on this site like the most boring uniforms on the planet. I can see the merits of some of them, but honestly most of you get up in arms about something like the Syracuse all-orange get up when, the team name is…wait for it…THE ORANGE. Shit, I hope they wear orange socks next time, and take the S and stripe off their helmet so their heads look like oranges, then play in the Orange Bowl while their orange mascot runs around the field selling bags of oranges to their orange-clad fans. I don’t even really care about Syracuse but there is always a place in my heart to look different on the field. I’m just going to anxiously wait for the day when the Seahawks cut the BS and rock a Neon Green jersey a la the Orlando Thunder.

  • Douzoglou Grandes Ligas | October 1, 2007 at 2:11 am |

    [quote comment=”150336″][quote comment=”150107″][quote comment=”150106″][quote comment=”150087″]Purple and gold have been their colors forever[/quote]

    Except, you know, for that period if time when their jerseys weren’t purple and looked like the throwbacks they wore last night.[/quote]
    But that “navy” is known as Northwestern purple. Yes, quite odd. Maybe that’s as close as they could get to purple back in those days. (Remember how the Redskins got “Lombardi burgundy” uniforms with the yellow helmets and pants? Maybe we have an analogous situation here.)[/quote]

    it’s NORTHWEST purple, as in, Pacific Northwest. UW is no more in the “Northwestern” region than Boston College is in the “New English” region.

    i thought they looked great too, but this is the best uniform they’ve every worn.[/quote]

    Look at the picture of Sonny closely and you can see that UW would repaint their helmets (after every game I would assume) just like ND (or at least like ND in the movie Rudy). The top of the facemask as well as the sides leading up to the top are painted gold… very interesting.

  • DJ | October 1, 2007 at 7:18 am |

    Look at the picture of Sonny closely and you can see that UW would repaint their helmets (after every game I would assume) just like ND (or at least like ND in the movie Rudy).

    Notre Dame still paints their helmets before every game. The only change in the tradition is that they do it on Monday nights now, as opposed to Thursday or Friday. This is because they have separate practice and game helmets.

    In a hockey-related matter, Reebok should be given some credit for actually getting the Blackhawk replica jersey right. For years, the “C” in the shoulder patch would be improperly rendered as sans serif. They got it right now. Now if only the Hawks would insist on it in their print/web versions…

  • Kartor Hol | October 3, 2007 at 1:58 am |

    Hmmm I kind of liked the all yellow the Gophers wore..but I reckon I like color lol