Monday Morning Uni Watch

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The big uni-related news in the NFL yesterday had nothing to do with the players. It was the pink ribbons being worn by most coaches, owners, and other sideline personnel (although a few coaches went ribbon-free, including one guy who obviously didn’t want a ribbon messing up his carefully manicured look). The officials got involved too, wearing pink wristbands (here’s a closer look) and ribbons, although the zebras’ ribbons didn’t have the litle NFL logo pin.

Speaking of which: Isn’t a little offensive to turn cancer into a branding opportunity? Like, why use that NFL logo pin in the first place? MLB does this with their Mothers Day and Fathers Day ribbons, too. Similarly, despite what this decal says, hockey doesn’t fight cancer — chemo and radiation do. Why not have a decal that says, “Find a Cure” or “Support Cancer Research,” instead of a message that’s essentially self-aggrandizing?

Meanwhile, in non-cancer developments:

• Can’t say I was in love with the Titans’ blue-on-blue look, but I didn’t hate it either. The more of it I saw, the more it started to grow on me. Hmmmmmmm.

• The Rams, on the other hand….

• As discussed in yesterday’s comments: Although it’s not a new thing for him, John Kasay was wearing a watch and his wedding band while kicking yesterday.

• The Falcons logo on Alge Crumpler’s left sleeve was facing the wrong way (it should look like this.

• No photo yet, but LaDainian Tomlinson’s American flag decal was still missing. (In a related item: The Bills will be wearing their throwbacks tonight, and I’m wondering if their helmets will be completely blank in the back, as they were last year).

Research Reminder: I’m still very much in the market for examples of typos and misspellings on uniforms. In particular, I’m having trouble finding a photo of Wayne Gretzky from his first game with the Rangers, when he wore “Gretkzy” on his back, but non-superstar typos are fine too. Thanks.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Several readers have noted that Jimmy Rollins wears a Cool-Flo hemet when batting right-handed but a conventional lid when swinging from the left side. … Ryan Purdie notes that the TV numbers on Utah’s uniforms have been doing a slow fade. In 2005 they were on both the home and road unis; in 2006, still on the road set but not on the home design; and this year, they’re missing from both the home and road unis. … Mike Alper notes that the Blackhawks’ sleeve numbers seem to have been cut rather sloppily, without enough white space. Additional examples here, here, here, and here. … Marquette will have some rad throwback alternate jerseys this season (with thanks to Jon Aubry). … Reprinted from last Thursday’s comments but still worth a look: A surprisingly in-depth article devoted to Cole Hamels switching undershirts during Game 1 of the Phils/Rockies series. … Remember last week’s discussion of negative space? Markus Kamp found another good example in this Seahawks 12th man pin. … The National Federation of State High School Associations has enacted a bunch of new lacrosse uniform regulations (with thanks to Ryan Burns). … The Islanders’ Stanley Cup stripes were missing from Bill Guerin’s shoulder the other day (good spot by Tim Hudson). … Not truly uni-related, but there’s a spectacular slideshow devoted to photos of old Comiskey Park here — highly recommended (great find by Michael Gargano). … Check out the unsightly gap between Daniel Sedin’s right sock and pant cuff (as spotted by Daniel Sherman). … Marhsall’s basketball team has entered NikeWorld (that depressing news courtesy of Jake Keys). … “During Friday night’s Pens/Ducks game, the announcers were talking about these special pads that hang over the laces of the skates,” writes Nate Budziszewski. “They said most players don’t like to wear them because they’re embarrassed, so they wear a more cosmetic version that’s hidden under the laces.” … The NFL has enlisted Chelsea FC to help promote the upcoming Giants/Dolphins game in London. First visible evidence of this: Michael Strahan and Osi Umenyiora wearing Chelsea jerseys. … Jeff Tripodi found a 1987 SportsCenter highlight clip in which George Hendrick is referred to as “He With the Long Pants.” … Manny Pacquiao and Marco Antonio Barrera both wore red trunks for their super featherweight title bout Saturday night. … Reprinted from Saturday’s comments: Illinois players are wearing “Team” on their nose bumpers — a staple of Ron Zook-coached teams. … Bugs and baseball? Nothing new about that. … Hey, speaking of Friday’s bug-a-thon, here’s some recommended movie viewing for Yankees fans and Joba Chamberlain: Them (1954), which features huge nuclear-irradiated ants, and Starship Troopers (1997), in which the military forces of Earth wage intergalactic war against giant alien bugs. Both offer comforting reassurance that humans really can overcome insects. … Auburn’s 1957 throwbacks didn’t do much for me, given that they left so much contemporary clutter on the jersey’s upper chest. … Kent State University wideout Derek McBryde’s right TV number has been backwards for the team’s past two home games (good catch by Brad Foster). … The Japan Basketball League has introduced a new mascot. And his name — I kid not — is Hoopy. This is so fucking great, I don’t even mind that he’s not wearing striped tube socks (big thanks to Jeremy Brahm). … Our own Vince Grzegorek was quoted extensively in this article about the Indians’ uniform history, which ran in yesterday’s Cleveland Plain Dealer. The printed article included additional quotes from Vince, plus photos, so Ohio readers should fish their copies of the Sunday paper out of the recycling pile. … The striped belt phenomenon has trickled down all the way to high school (good spot by Jack Krabbe). … Susan Freeman attended the Stars’ home opener in Dallas on Friday and reports that “the new slimmer jerseys [kept getting] caught in the shorts, leaving half the numbers obscured” (but she didn’t mind so much cuz she got a pair of jersey beer cozies). The next day she checked out the traveling “Baseball as America” exhibit and took dozens of photos, which are available in a slideshow here. … Wisconsin’s women’s hockey team has won two national championships wearing this design, so Nicole Haase was surprised to attend a game on Saturday and see the team skating out looking like this, which is essentially the same design that the men’s team wears. “I asked a girl who was working the bench about the jerseys,” says Nicole, “and she said they were new and she thought they were permanent.” … During the preseason, the Lightning’s road jerseys had uni numbers on the front but the home jerseys didn’t. Now that the season has started, the numbers are appearing on the home set as well. According to a small item buried on this page (sent my way by Doug Mooney), “The team decided to make the change near the end of the preseason and sewed the numbers on after getting permission from the league.”

 

202 comments to Monday Morning Uni Watch

  • Dane | October 8, 2007 at 10:11 am |

    This 10:15 thing is going to take some getting used to. I was nearly in tears at 9:37 when I saw that Celtics photo for the umpteenth time. I never thought I would be so happy to see Vince Young in my life.

  • possum | October 8, 2007 at 10:17 am |

    The NFL also used pink towels on the sidelines and in players’ belts.

  • possum | October 8, 2007 at 10:17 am |

    Sorry for the double post, link here.

  • todd krevanchi | October 8, 2007 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”153993″]

    Mike Tomlin went sans ribbon.[/quote]

    to which i reply…
    http://youtube.com/w...

  • denverjason | October 8, 2007 at 10:23 am |

    Does the motion W curve in opposite directions on the two sides of Wisconsin’s football helmets? Can’t find a photo right now.

  • Brett | October 8, 2007 at 10:23 am |

    I can’t find any pics of it, because he did not do anything in the game yesterday, but in yesterdays Red Sox/Angels game, Angels Catcher, Mike Napoli’s jersey had an error. The halo around the “A” in Angels was black instead of silver, outlined in black. You can clearly see it in his first AB, if anyone has the GameDay internet feeds, and wants to get a pic or two of it.

  • Ian K | October 8, 2007 at 10:25 am |

    Here’s an interesting uni tidbit from a profile piece on Joe Paterno in this month’s GQ:

    “Study. Wear socks to class. Cut your hair, shave your face, stop complaining about the uniform. There would be no names on the jerseys; the individual was committed to the team, not to himself. Forget about symbols on your helmet, badges of individual accomplishment. Forget about it. Not even an American flag. Nothing. Plain white helmets, plain white pants, plain white or blue jerseys, black high top shoes. If the Amish came up with a football uniform, this is what it might be.”

  • ChrisN | October 8, 2007 at 10:25 am |

    Two questions:

    Wouldn’t most football jerseys in NikeWorld, with all of the weird stripes and piping, violate the new NFHS lacrosse jersey standards?

    Other than not having a helmet logo, what’s the difference between Auburn’s throwbacks and their regular road uniforms?

  • Michael Doucette | October 8, 2007 at 10:26 am |

    In regards to the striped belt, that’s old news to me, my JV and Varsity teams did that consistently (albeit that wasn’t too long ago, I’m a third year in college, but take it for what its worth).

    Speaking of that picture, I love orange jerseys, but not with that number type. Although, the orange Cutters he’s wearing on his hands are B E A Utiful!!

  • todd krevanchi | October 8, 2007 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”154087″]Marquette will have some rad throwback alternate jerseys this season [/quote]

    wow! upward vertical arching using letters of decreasing height! perhaps a sartorial first?

  • Neil | October 8, 2007 at 10:34 am |

    Friday night I went to the Blue Jackets – Ducks game. From where I was sitting, you couldn’t make out the insignia on the front of the Ducks jerseys. Kind of ironic when you think about last year we were talking about how nice it was that Anaheim had the larger-than-normal rear numbers. The Jackets new duds looked pretty fine in person.

  • Will | October 8, 2007 at 10:36 am |

    Why are the Dallas Stars beer cozies designed so that when there is actually a beer in them the logos will be held upside down?

  • Duckstyle | October 8, 2007 at 10:36 am |

    Nearly everyone in the Packers secondary last night were wearing no white socks, or about an inch of white, and black and yellow shoes, not the white that the rest of the team wears. Me wonders if there’s a fine coming.

  • djudson333 | October 8, 2007 at 10:37 am |

    i was watchin the auburn vandy game on sat. I thought the auburn throw backs were horable it looked like they just took the decal off the helmets. how cheap is that.

    Also from that game i saw a shot of one of the Vandy capitans with a “C” on his chest as well as a ncaa patch the nike swoosh and the sec 75th patch. sorry no screen grab but it looked very cluttered

  • jason | October 8, 2007 at 10:38 am |

    Hey Paul, did you notice the japanese basketball mascot has a knee brace on his left leg?

  • Joe S | October 8, 2007 at 10:38 am |

    [quote]…a new mascot. And his name — I kid not — is Hoopy. This is so fucking great, I don’t even mind that he’s not wearing striped tube socks.[/quote]
    Is he wearing one striped tube sock on his left foot? What is that black stripe supposed to be? Now, I think I already know the answer, but is that a giant afro? I’m not black, but is that offensive to anyone?

    Final note: Round 2 is up on the NFL Uniform Tournament.

  • denverjason | October 8, 2007 at 10:39 am |

    OK, I’m back at a computer so I’ll ask that question leading into what I’m truly crious about. The motion W is different on each side. Can anyone think of other teams that have to change their helmet mark for it to work on both sides of the helmet? Not just mirror images like the Redskins, Broncos, or Patriots. I mean an actual design change like the Baltimore Ravens must do.

  • dm00n | October 8, 2007 at 10:39 am |

    Who would have thought?

    Purple uniforms not lucky this time – The Herald (Rock Hill, SC)

  • djudson333 | October 8, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    Why are the Dallas Stars beer cozies designed so that when there is actually a beer in them the logos will be held upside down?

    Those are for bottles where the neck of the beer bottle comes through the neck of the jersey

  • DrBear | October 8, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    Ah, Marquette 1971 – Medalist Sand-Knit, the MU supplier, used it as a guinea pig for some new designs, and this was the classic. The style – better known for its use on the 1970s Cavaliers in the Jim Chones era – included what Sports Illustrated described as “a shade from which the color blue may never recover.” I remember (I was in high school at the time with access to sales brochures) Sand-Knit selling unis with a variety of off-colors, such as a bright fuschia for red and the type shown here for blue. One of our rivals had maroon-gold colors, got the new ones and looked like they had switched to pink. That only lasted one season.

    However, these were overshadowed by the no-tuck-in Bo Ellis classics of a couple years later.

  • Flynn | October 8, 2007 at 10:41 am |

    Has anybody noted that the Rockies have worn the same black sleeveless jerseys throughout their extraordinary playoff run (home and away)? They wore them for the play-in game against SD, too. I hate ‘em, though if they didn’t have the silver piping around the sleeve holes I’d find them much less objectionable.

  • possum | October 8, 2007 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”154106″]Who would have thought?

    Purple uniforms not lucky this time – The Herald (Rock Hill, SC)[/quote]
    I thought their purple jerseys looked great, particularly under the lights. I dig the simple one color orange paw on the shoulders. Of course, as a Hokies fan, Clemson can shove it. :D

  • Joe S | October 8, 2007 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”154100″]Why are the Dallas Stars beer cozies designed so that when there is actually a beer in them the logos will be held upside down?[/quote]
    they are the kind that go over a long-neck. The neck of the bottle comes out the top of the jersey.

  • denverjason | October 8, 2007 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”154103″]Hey Paul, did you notice the japanese basketball mascot has a knee brace on his left leg?[/quote]

    I’m not sure if that is a giant meatball holding a basketball, or a basketball with a big afro and his hands on his hips. Strange arm placement.

  • Joe S | October 8, 2007 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”154106″]Who would have thought?

    Purple uniforms not lucky this time – The Herald (Rock Hill, SC)[/quote]
    Is that some kind of cruel joke that the picture on that article is black and white?

  • Joe Mama | October 8, 2007 at 10:46 am |

    How solid did Mizzou look with gold pants?

    Wish they wore them every game.

  • todd krevanchi | October 8, 2007 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”154104″]Now, I think I already know the answer, but is that a giant afro? I’m not black, but is that offensive to anyone?
    [/quote]

    a haircut can offend people?

  • LC | October 8, 2007 at 10:46 am |

    The Celtics unis the other night had a bold ST in the word “BOSTON”. What was that for?

  • Joe Mama | October 8, 2007 at 10:46 am |
  • Bluesfan | October 8, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    I always like the color and design of the Titan’s uniforms.

    I agree with most, the Auburn “throwbacks” were a ridiculous. It is basically their current uniforms without the logo on the helmet.

    Seeing those ugly, putrid, disgusting sweaters from Dalls, Vancouver, NY Islanders, Wild (home, love the away jerseys) and Lightning…I have come to a change of mind. At first I thought the Ray’s new baseball uniforms were kind of boring…but the mistakes made by the NHL has made me come to the conclusion that MLB recognizes boring is a preferable choice disgusting.

    So count me as someone who now likes Tampa’s new baseball uniform.

  • Joe S | October 8, 2007 at 10:49 am |

    [quote comment=”154116″][quote comment=”154104″]Now, I think I already know the answer, but is that a giant afro? I’m not black, but is that offensive to anyone?
    [/quote]

    a haircut can offend people?[/quote]
    It’s not that it’s just a hair-style, it’s the stereotype that a basketball has to be a black person. I’m really not sure if it is offensive, I am truly curious.

  • JJD | October 8, 2007 at 10:50 am |

    I saw a couple of uni-related oddities this weekend.

    We took our daughter to see The Gameplan yesterday. The Rock’s team (the Boston Rebels) is outfitted in Under Armour gear, with logo creep EVERYWHERE, and the Rock is constantly walking around in Under Armour gear when out of uniform, but there is one scene where Morris Chestnut’s character talks to the Rock after practice in the locker room while wearing a Nike undershirt (with prominent swoosh on the collar), and there is one scene where the Rock’s daughter is wearing a Nike-logoed exercise top and yoga-pants with “NIKE” across her butt.

    Also, I finished my Madden 08 season last night and decided to kill some time by playing the Pro Bowl. The Chargers had their updated uniforms in the game (with white helmets) but all of their Pro Bowlers were in their old blue helmets. Odd that they didn’t change that, but maybe no one ever plays the Pro Bowl on Madden anyway.

  • Bluesfan | October 8, 2007 at 10:51 am |

    How solid did Mizzou look with gold pants?

    Wish they wore them every game.

    Amen. Classy look.

  • Paul Lukas | October 8, 2007 at 10:53 am |

    I’ve got a short piece about baseball and winged creatures (bugs, birds, etc.) on today’s Page 2 index page.

  • Jason G. | October 8, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”154120″][quote comment=”154116″][quote comment=”154104″]Now, I think I already know the answer, but is that a giant afro? I’m not black, but is that offensive to anyone?
    [/quote]

    a haircut can offend people?[/quote]
    It’s not that it’s just a hair-style, it’s the stereotype that a basketball has to be a black person. I’m really not sure if it is offensive, I am truly curious.[/quote]

    So a white guy can’t have an afro?

  • Joey Guns | October 8, 2007 at 10:58 am |

    Iowa State fans want their mascot, Cy, to remain on the newly designed helmets…..

    http://www.savecy.co...

  • Mike | October 8, 2007 at 11:00 am |

    I think its fine to say “Hockey fights cancer”. Sure, it doesnt medically help, but the NHL donates money and all that. Causes always say “Join the fight”…even though all they want is money. Giving money is helping fight.

  • todd krevanchi | October 8, 2007 at 11:00 am |

    Not truly uni-related, but there’s a spectacular slideshow devoted to photos of old Comiskey Park here — highly recommended (great find by Michael Gargano).

    this is an amazing slideshow… id love to know the program that was used to create it…

    Marhsall’s basketball team has entered NikeWorld (that depressing news courtesy of Jake Keys).

    depressing? i really like them. not too busy, but not too plain either.

  • todd krevanchi | October 8, 2007 at 11:08 am |

    1983: While warming up before the fifth inning of a game in Toronto, Yankees outfielder Dave Winfield hits and kills a seagull with an errant throw, prompting skipper Billy Martin to quip, “It’s the first time he’s hit the cutoff man.” After the game, Winfield is charged with cruelty to animals and forced to post $500 bond, but the charges are dropped the next day.

    ok, the charges were dropped the next day, but really, that has got to be one of the most outrageous criminal charges ive heard of relative to sports.

  • Alex | October 8, 2007 at 11:08 am |

    Is anybody else praying the Rockies lose a damn game so that they can stop wearing those ridiculous vests? I’m assuming it’s become a superstitious thing. My God, they’re horrid. I don’t want to be angry any more when i watch the NLCS. Please bring back the white pinstripes!

  • Alex | October 8, 2007 at 11:09 am |

    I meant white WITH pinstripes. Oops.

  • Charlie | October 8, 2007 at 11:10 am |

    The seinfeld clip was perfect…and I’m a die hard steelers fan. I was watching in a sports bar yesterday and didnt notice the lack of a ribbon…great use of a great show!

  • Mike from Queens | October 8, 2007 at 11:12 am |

    Several readers have noted that Jimmy Rollins wears a Cool-Flo helmet when batting right-handed but a conventional lid when swinging from the left side.

    Paul, Rollins definitely wore the different helmets. However, he is not currently wearing any helmet at all. He’s on a couch doing nothing. Granted… he’s probably waiting for his MVP trophy in the mail… but he’s not playing baseball. And that makes me happy.

  • todd krevanchi | October 8, 2007 at 11:16 am |

    wasnt there another “bug game” during the late regular season within the last 5-10 years? i remember it being alot more out of hand than what we saw on friday night.

    im thinking it may have been in detroit or cleveland.

  • joe | October 8, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    Just from watch a few NHL games this season teh Stupid front TV numbers even on my 50 HD TV are basically unreadable in action, take them off, they look terrible and are useless.

  • Jason | October 8, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”154125″][quote comment=”154120″][quote comment=”154116″][quote comment=”154104″]Now, I think I already know the answer, but is that a giant afro? I’m not black, but is that offensive to anyone?
    [/quote]

    a haircut can offend people?[/quote]
    It’s not that it’s just a hair-style, it’s the stereotype that a basketball has to be a black person. I’m really not sure if it is offensive, I am truly curious.[/quote]

    So a white guy can’t have an afro?[/quote]

    Don’t tell Alex Jacobs.

  • Mark in Shiga | October 8, 2007 at 11:25 am |

    I’m just noticing how busy those red Angels jerseys are. The lettering on the front has four layers! Red in the middle, then a blue border, then a white border, then a silver shadow.

    I kind of like jerseys where the numbers are the same color as the jersey (SF Giants black alternate, Orix Blue Wave, etc.), but this one is a little overdone.

    What other teams have four-layer lettering? The Marlins do (home and gray too), and I think the Miami Heat used to.

    Isn’t this heavy and hard to play in?

  • Aaron | October 8, 2007 at 11:27 am |

    I know this has been discussed before, but when do linemen just start wearing full on tank tops?

    Chris Hovan

  • todd krevanchi | October 8, 2007 at 11:28 am |

    for those who saw last weeks steroid admission press conference:
    are marion jones and coco crisp the same person?
    i could have sworn it was him dressed in drag, speaking for her…

  • Joba Chamberlain | October 8, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    Thanks for the Comiskey slideshow. Brings back memories on being there on opening day in ’89 to see the (eventual) World Champion A’s play the Sox.

  • Patrick | October 8, 2007 at 11:32 am |

    Does anyone know a good place in the Boston area to have numbering put on a Sox jersey?

  • Mike | October 8, 2007 at 11:32 am |

    Did LT change facemasks?

  • Jeff B | October 8, 2007 at 11:34 am |

    [quote comment=”154113″][quote comment=”154103″]Hey Paul, did you notice the japanese basketball mascot has a knee brace on his left leg?[/quote]

    I’m not sure if that is a giant meatball holding a basketball, or a basketball with a big afro and his hands on his hips. Strange arm placement.[/quote]

    It seems to be a meatball holding a basketball with a face. Note the arms and legs both end in the meatball. It also seems like the meatball is wearing a knee brace and an elbow brace. Seems pretty random.

  • Jason | October 8, 2007 at 11:35 am |

    During Justin Verlander’s no-hitter vs. the Brewers there were serious seagull problems. Can’t find video though:(

  • Jack | October 8, 2007 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”154125″][quote comment=”154120″][quote comment=”154116″][quote comment=”154104″]Now, I think I already know the answer, but is that a giant afro? I’m not black, but is that offensive to anyone?
    [/quote]

    a haircut can offend people?[/quote]
    It’s not that it’s just a hair-style, it’s the stereotype that a basketball has to be a black person. I’m really not sure if it is offensive, I am truly curious.[/quote]

    So a white guy can’t have an afro?[/quote]

    Ah, no? It’s “AFRO” as in “AFRO-AMERICAN” as in BLACK PERSON.

    If a white guy rocks big hair its just called big hair

  • Kevin | October 8, 2007 at 11:39 am |

    “hockey doesn’t fight cancer — chemo and radiation do.”

    Paul that made me laugh as much as anything you’ve ever written for some reason.

  • dm00n | October 8, 2007 at 11:40 am |

    I know we’ve talked about how slovenly some Red Sox players look, but what is going on with Manny Ramirez’s belt? Does he roll the top of his pants over or something?

  • Jack | October 8, 2007 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”154144″]I know this has been discussed before, but when do linemen just start wearing full on tank tops?

    Chris Hovan[/quote]

    HA! Chris Hovan shaves his pits! I knew there was something wrong with him, even when he played for Minnesota

  • Eriq Jaffe | October 8, 2007 at 11:44 am |

    Speaking of bugs, I remember seeing Cubs/Cardinals night games in old Busch Stadium in the 80’s where there were moths everywhere, attracted by the stadium lights and the heat from the Astroturf field. I even seem to remember the Cubs’ announcers mentioning how common that was in St. Louis, but I can’t find any pictures or footage of it now.

  • dm00n | October 8, 2007 at 11:44 am |

    Hmm, looks ok in the same inning. Maybe his stomach rolled the loose trousers when he was sitting on the bench and he fixed it walking to the plate. He looks funny here with the upside-down B.

  • Ronnie Poore | October 8, 2007 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”154114″][quote comment=”154106″]Who would have thought?

    Purple uniforms not lucky this time – The Herald (Rock Hill, SC)[/quote]
    Is that some kind of cruel joke that the picture on that article is black and white?[/quote]

    ask and ye shall receive:
    http://www.greenvill...

  • joe | October 8, 2007 at 11:47 am |

    any way to get the source pics of the comisky slideshow? Or a copy of the slideshow itself. Im a cubs fan but old comisky was cool.

  • dm00n | October 8, 2007 at 11:47 am |

    I know we’ve talked about how slovenly some Red Sox players look, but what is going on with Manny Ramirez’s belt? Does he roll the top of his pants over or something?

    Oops, just noticed that what I was seeing were folds and crevices of his giant pants, and realized there is a belt loop peeking out from under the apron of his over-sized jersey.

  • Craig | October 8, 2007 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”154144″]I know this has been discussed before, but when do linemen just start wearing full on tank tops?
    Chris Hovan[/quote]
    Nice to know He shaves his pits….

  • Randy Miller | October 8, 2007 at 11:48 am |

    I’m with Joe at comment 45. I tuned in the Lightning game Saturday for three minutes in my channel surfing and found the numbers can’t be deciphered. not even on the HD screen.

    At least I don’t have to try to watch any hockey for several months now.

  • CV | October 8, 2007 at 11:49 am |

    Hate those all blue Rams unis. Ruins my favorite NFL hone unis.

    I think the Titans have some of the worst unis, and yesterdays were better than the all navy look, but still really bad. The white shirts and powder blue pants are the only combo I like (maybe then just Oiler nastalgia?).

  • Craig | October 8, 2007 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”154092″]Here’s an interesting uni tidbit from a profile piece on Joe Paterno in this month’s GQ:

    “Study. Wear socks to class. Cut your hair, shave your face, stop complaining about the uniform. There would be no names on the jerseys; the individual was committed to the team, not to himself. Forget about symbols on your helmet, badges of individual accomplishment. Forget about it. Not even an American flag. Nothing. Plain white helmets, plain white pants, plain white or blue jerseys, black high top shoes. If the Amish came up with a football uniform, this is what it might be.”[/quote]

    Perhaps, if the Amish cut a deal with NIKE that is….Nothing says “team” quite like a dollar sig…er..swoosh.

  • Jason G. | October 8, 2007 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”154151″][quote comment=”154125″][quote comment=”154120″][quote comment=”154116″][quote comment=”154104″][/quote]

    [/quote]
    [/quote]

    [/quote]

    Ah, no? It’s “AFRO” as in “AFRO-AMERICAN” as in BLACK PERSON.

    If a white guy rocks big hair its just called big hair[/quote]

    I’m sorry, but this is an afro. Ask anybody and they’ll tell you the same thing. I understand that the origin of the word may have had something to do with african-americans wearing it. However, at some point the word becomes most identifiable with the haircut. Ask anyone what they think of when they hear the word “afro” and the large majority would say it’s a haircut.

  • Robert | October 8, 2007 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”154125″][quote comment=”154120″][quote comment=”154116″][quote comment=”154104″]Now, I think I already know the answer, but is that a giant afro? I’m not black, but is that offensive to anyone?
    [/quote]

    a haircut can offend people?[/quote]
    It’s not that it’s just a hair-style, it’s the stereotype that a basketball has to be a black person. I’m really not sure if it is offensive, I am truly curious.[/quote]

    So a white guy can’t have an afro?[/quote]

    Damn straight a white guy can have a ‘fro. Check out Bernie on “Room 222″ (scroll halfway down the page).

    http://timstvshowcas...

  • Ian K | October 8, 2007 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”154151″]
    If a white guy rocks big hair its just called big hair[/quote]

    Seth Rogan of Knocked Up and 40-Year Old Virgin fame has called his big hair a “Jewfro”.

    [quote comment=”154135″]
    Granted… he’s probably waiting for his MVP trophy in the mail… but he’s not playing baseball. And that makes me happy.[/quote]

    Well he’s gonna be waiting by the mailbox for a long time because that award is being shipped to Matt Holliday.

  • Adam | October 8, 2007 at 12:12 pm |

    Marhsall’s basketball team has entered NikeWorld (that depressing news courtesy of Jake Keys).

    Paul-slightly ironic note: but you mispelled “Marshall” in the ticker.

  • scottheld | October 8, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    Love the Seahawks’ 12th man pin. Does anyone else see a striking cobra in the shape of the “2”?

  • James Craven | October 8, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    Two notes on that 1987 footage that was linked:

    1. John Saunders with the mini-‘fro on the highlights.

    2. Now we all know who to blame for the epidemic of long pants in the game of baseball. Thankfully, not Barry Bonds.

  • jmichaels 5 | October 8, 2007 at 12:15 pm |

    The Chiefs have to make their arrowhead logo backwards on one side of their helmets.

    Forwards

    Backwards

  • LakerPride | October 8, 2007 at 12:16 pm |

    The Dallas Stars example doesn’t indicate a flawed feature of the uniform; the Stars players in that photo are just choosing to tuck their jerseys into their pants. It’s actually quite obvious.

  • E Ro | October 8, 2007 at 12:18 pm |

    “the new slimmer jerseys [kept getting] caught in the shorts, leaving half the numbers obscured”

    I actually made a comment about this after last year’s allstar game. There are certain pant models that stick out in the back and puts the tighter rbk edge in tension when bent over then kinda sloppily tucks in what you stand up.

  • dm00n | October 8, 2007 at 12:21 pm |
  • Trump1010 | October 8, 2007 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”154183″]Best caucasian ‘fro[/quote]

    I’d have to argue that one….

  • Anthony Verna | October 8, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”154184″][quote comment=”154183″]Best caucasian ‘fro[/quote]

    I’d have to argue that one….[/quote]

    Now I’ll be thinking about my happy little trees all day long.

  • Philly Bill | October 8, 2007 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”154170″][quote comment=”154151″]
    If a white guy rocks big hair its just called big hair[/quote]

    Seth Rogan of Knocked Up and 40-Year Old Virgin fame has called his big hair a “Jewfro”.

    [quote comment=”154135″]
    Granted… he’s probably waiting for his MVP trophy in the mail… but he’s not playing baseball. And that makes me happy.[/quote]

    Well he’s gonna be waiting by the mailbox for a long time because that award is being shipped to Matt Holliday.[/quote]

    Ship it to Coors Field so it gets to the guy with the .380 BA, not the guy with the .280 BA on the road.

    Oh wait, they’re the same guy?

  • Joe Drennan | October 8, 2007 at 12:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”154182″]“the new slimmer jerseys [kept getting] caught in the shorts, leaving half the numbers obscured”

    I actually made a comment about this after last year’s allstar game. There are certain pant models that stick out in the back and puts the tighter rbk edge in tension when bent over then kinda sloppily tucks in what you stand up.[/quote]
    As a goalie this always happened to me until college when my jersey had a fight strap and that kept the jersey from creeping in the breezer.

    This happens with goalies because the hip pad portion of the breezer sticks up a bit, then when in the standard goalie crouch there is quite a gap between the back and the breezer which can be kind of seen in this google image; http://www.rmrhl.org... Even with the fight strap though there were times where one side would end up tucked in because of different movements. It seemed it was always my stick side tucked in so I simply started tucking it in in a manner that was comfortable.

  • =bg= | October 8, 2007 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”154164″][quote comment=”154092″]Here’s an interesting uni tidbit from a profile piece on Joe Paterno in this month’s GQ:

    “Study. Wear socks to class. Cut your hair, shave your face, stop complaining about the uniform. There would be no names on the jerseys; the individual was committed to the team, not to himself. Forget about symbols on your helmet, badges of individual accomplishment. Forget about it. Not even an American flag. Nothing. Plain white helmets, plain white pants, plain white or blue jerseys, black high top shoes. If the Amish came up with a football uniform, this is what it might be.”[/quote]

    Perhaps, if the Amish cut a deal with NIKE that is….Nothing says “team” quite like a dollar sig…er..swoosh.[/quote]

    oooooooooooooooooooooooo bingo. nailed.

  • Mike from Queens | October 8, 2007 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”154186″][quote comment=”154170″]

    Well he’s gonna be waiting by the mailbox for a long time because that award is being shipped to Matt Holliday.[/quote]

    Ship it to Coors Field so it gets to the guy with the .380 BA, not the guy with the .280 BA on the road.

    Oh wait, they’re the same guy?[/quote]

    I was going to agree with this… but I’m not sure Rollins deserves it either. When Rollins is on a team where four guys hit at least 27 homers and Utley hit 22 even though he missed a month… it’s tough to pick one guy out of that team who was “most valuable.” Except maybe Tom Glavine.

    Tried looking for that GRETKZY

  • sully | October 8, 2007 at 12:58 pm |

    If you look closely, the pink ribbon being worn by NFL referees is designed to look like a referee’s penalty flag. The tails of the ribbon are unlike the traditional pink ribbons.

    Pretty creative, if you ask me.

  • Mike from Queens | October 8, 2007 at 1:00 pm |

    …Tried looking for that GRETKZY… jersey, but found nothing but a bunch of red herrings. Did find this though. Sad, but probably a reality.

  • bmarlowe | October 8, 2007 at 1:03 pm |

    Re the Cleveland Plain Dealer article – unlike the NY Giants’s 1906 “World’s Champions” jersey, the Indian’s 1921 “Worlds Champions” [sic]uniforms were of course grammatically incorrect, unless they considered themselves champions of the Solar System.

  • The Ol Goaler | October 8, 2007 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”154188″][quote comment=”154182″]“the new slimmer jerseys [kept getting] caught in the shorts, leaving half the numbers obscured”

    I actually made a comment about this after last year’s allstar game. There are certain pant models that stick out in the back and puts the tighter rbk edge in tension when bent over then kinda sloppily tucks in what you stand up.[/quote]
    As a goalie this always happened to me until college when my jersey had a fight strap and that kept the jersey from creeping in the breezer.

    This happens with goalies because the hip pad portion of the breezer sticks up a bit, then when in the standard goalie crouch there is quite a gap between the back and the breezer which can be kind of seen in this google image; http://www.rmrhl.org... Even with the fight strap though there were times where one side would end up tucked in because of different movements. It seemed it was always my stick side tucked in so I simply started tucking it in in a manner that was comfortable.[/quote]

    Hmph! Never had that problem… but my torso is unusally short, compared to my arms and legs, so my sweaters always hung well over the breezers.

    Oh, and on that other topic; if you are Caucasian, once wore a ‘fro, and know all the words to “Play That Funky Music (White Boy),” you were probably Single In the 1970’s!

  • jesse | October 8, 2007 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”154189″][quote comment=”154164″][quote comment=”154092″]Here’s an interesting uni tidbit from a profile piece on Joe Paterno in this month’s GQ:

    “Study. Wear socks to class. Cut your hair, shave your face, stop complaining about the uniform. There would be no names on the jerseys; the individual was committed to the team, not to himself. Forget about symbols on your helmet, badges of individual accomplishment. Forget about it. Not even an American flag. Nothing. Plain white helmets, plain white pants, plain white or blue jerseys, black high top shoes. If the Amish came up with a football uniform, this is what it might be.”[/quote]

    Perhaps, if the Amish cut a deal with NIKE that is….Nothing says “team” quite like a dollar sig…er..swoosh.[/quote]

    oooooooooooooooooooooooo bingo. nailed.[/quote]

    Nike has been a corporate sponsor of Penn State athletics for more than 13 years they manufactured our jerseys. The money that sponsorship brings in helps fund stadium expansion and construction, scholarships, improved practice facilities, an on, and on. A slight sacrifice in uniform integrity is a small price to pay for what has been an enormously beneficial relationship for the university.

    Nobody I have ever met has questioned Coach Paterno’s drive to make Penn state a better place, so maybe, just maybe, he thought it was silly to turn down millions of dollars to prevent an athletic apparel logo (less that one inch square mind you) on the teams uniforms.

    So, Ooooooo, maybe he didn’t nail it. Maybe he just didn’t think it all the way through.

  • Vince Grzegorek | October 8, 2007 at 1:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”154194″]Re the Cleveland Plain Dealer article – unlike the NY Giants’s 1906 “World’s Champions” jersey, the Indian’s 1921 “Worlds Champions” [sic]uniforms were of course grammatically incorrect, unless they considered themselves champions of the Solar System.[/quote]
    I actually included that in my quotes about the 1921 uni’s, but like a lot of the other stuff I gave them, it got edited out.

  • Joe S | October 8, 2007 at 1:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”154192″]If you look closely, the pink ribbon being worn by NFL referees is designed to look like a referee’s penalty flag. The tails of the ribbon are unlike the traditional pink ribbons.

    Pretty creative, if you ask me.[/quote]

    How long before they start using pink penalty flags in these special games?

  • Jake | October 8, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    Regarding football players and wedding rings…

    I don’t have a link, but there was a shot of Joey Harrington sitting on the sideline yesterday, and it looked as if he had put a piece of tape around his ring finger.

    I’m actually just assuming that he’s married, and that he put it there when he took his wedding ring off… I don’t know anything about the guy.

    Has anyone else seen this with another player ?

  • Joey Guns | October 8, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    In the ticker, it says “During Friday night’s Pens/Ducks game”.

    Looks to me like Sens/Ducks, not the Penguins and Ducks.

  • Mike | October 8, 2007 at 1:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”154185″][quote comment=”154184″][quote comment=”154183″]Best caucasian ‘fro[/quote]

    I’d have to argue that one….[/quote]

    Now I’ll be thinking about my happy little trees all day long.[/quote]
    Those are JEWFROS…90% of white fros are jewfros.

  • DJ | October 8, 2007 at 1:27 pm |

    Mike Alper notes that the Blackhawks’ sleeve numbers seem to have been cut rather sloppily, without enough white space.

    The cut of the numbers hasn’t changed at all since the mid-70s, when the Hawks added red trim to the black numbers (white sweaters) and black trim to the white numbers (red sweaters)

  • MLB2PDX | October 8, 2007 at 1:30 pm |

    “Not truly uni-related, but there’s a spectacular slideshow devoted to photos of old Comiskey Park here — highly recommended (great find by Michael Gargano)”

    Oh man, that was amazing. Very well done. Depressing start to the week. I paused the picture of the crane holding the foul pole. Makes me think of what’s going to happen to Tiger Stadium (my all-time favorite) in the near future. Sad. Anyway, nice post.

  • Matthew S. | October 8, 2007 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”154185″][quote comment=”154184″][quote comment=”154183″]Best caucasian ‘fro[/quote]

    I’d have to argue that one….[/quote]

    Now I’ll be thinking about my happy little trees all day long.[/quote]

    I know what you mean, I feel more calm already just thinking about an episode of that. I swear, there is nothing more relaxing, sleep inducing on the planet than Bob Ross painting happy trees while I lie on the couch recovering from a hangover.

  • Sarah | October 8, 2007 at 1:37 pm |

    lofa tatapu of the seattle seahawks wore solid black socks during warm ups and it looks like he put a piece of tap over the ankle area before the game to have some white. any explanation?

  • Joe Drennan | October 8, 2007 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”154211″][quote comment=”154185″][quote comment=”154184″][quote comment=”154183″]Best caucasian ‘fro[/quote]

    I’d have to argue that one….[/quote]

    Now I’ll be thinking about my happy little trees all day long.[/quote]

    I know what you mean, I feel more calm already just thinking about an episode of that. I swear, there is nothing more relaxing, sleep inducing on the planet than Bob Ross painting happy trees while I lie on the couch recovering from a hangover.[/quote]
    My wife wants to learn how to paint so I got her a DVD that is something like 5 hours of Bob Ross last Christmas. We popped it in and within minutes the entire family was napping.

  • Matthew S. | October 8, 2007 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”154199″]Regarding football players and wedding rings…

    I don’t have a link, but there was a shot of Joey Harrington sitting on the sideline yesterday, and it looked as if he had put a piece of tape around his ring finger.

    I’m actually just assuming that he’s married, and that he put it there when he took his wedding ring off… I don’t know anything about the guy.

    Has anyone else seen this with another player ?[/quote]

    David Carr: http://blog.kir.com/...

  • Nate F | October 8, 2007 at 1:40 pm |

    The University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux men’s hockey team has added a black and white UND125 patch above the name (barely visible in 2nd and 3rd pics here) in honor of the school’s upcoming 125th anniversary. This Saturday the Sioux will be playing defending National Champ Michigan State in the US Hockey Hall of Fame Game, so there could be another patch making an appearance next week.

  • Matthew S. | October 8, 2007 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”154214″][quote comment=”154199″]Regarding football players and wedding rings…

    I don’t have a link, but there was a shot of Joey Harrington sitting on the sideline yesterday, and it looked as if he had put a piece of tape around his ring finger.

    I’m actually just assuming that he’s married, and that he put it there when he took his wedding ring off… I don’t know anything about the guy.

    Has anyone else seen this with another player ?[/quote]

    David Carr: http://blog.kir.com/...

    And here’s another view: http://www.dallasnew...

  • Neil | October 8, 2007 at 1:47 pm |

    The “Gretkzy” Jersey:

    http://good-times.we...

    As the caption shows, the error didn’t occur in Gretzky’s first game as a Ranger, it happened the following season (1997-98).

  • Chance | October 8, 2007 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”154105″]OK, I’m back at a computer so I’ll ask that question leading into what I’m truly crious about. The motion W is different on each side. Can anyone think of other teams that have to change their helmet mark for it to work on both sides of the helmet? Not just mirror images like the Redskins, Broncos, or Patriots. I mean an actual design change like the Baltimore Ravens must do.[/quote]

    Well, you already mentioned the Ravens (man, do I hate that awful logo), but the Chiefs do as well.

  • Dwight | October 8, 2007 at 2:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”154222″][quote comment=”154105″]OK, I’m back at a computer so I’ll ask that question leading into what I’m truly crious about. The motion W is different on each side. Can anyone think of other teams that have to change their helmet mark for it to work on both sides of the helmet? Not just mirror images like the Redskins, Broncos, or Patriots. I mean an actual design change like the Baltimore Ravens must do.[/quote]

    Well, you already mentioned the Ravens (man, do I hate that awful logo), but the Chiefs do as well.[/quote]

    Texans

  • emd2k3 | October 8, 2007 at 2:05 pm |

    How about this fro?

  • Joe | October 8, 2007 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”154192″]If you look closely, the pink ribbon being worn by NFL referees is designed to look like a referee’s penalty flag. The tails of the ribbon are unlike the traditional pink ribbons.

    Pretty creative, if you ask me.[/quote]

    Actually the ribbon that was on the refs outfits is the official Komen “Race For the Cure” ribbon.

  • Paul Lukas | October 8, 2007 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”154219″]The “Gretkzy” Jersey:

    http://good-times.we...

    As the caption shows, the error didn’t occur in Gretzky’s first game as a Ranger, it happened the following season (1997-98).[/quote]

    Wow — great work. Funny thing is, the Hockey Hall of Fame media office told me it was from Gretzky’s first game with the Rangers. Hmmmmmm…..

  • denverjason | October 8, 2007 at 2:19 pm |

    No, Texans is just a mirror image. But, I came up with another. CU Buffs.

    Any other logos that need a design change (other than a mirror image or symetrical flip) so they work on both sides of the helmet?

  • Graf Zeppelin | October 8, 2007 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”154105″]OK, I’m back at a computer so I’ll ask that question leading into what I’m truly crious about. The motion W is different on each side. Can anyone think of other teams that have to change their helmet mark for it to work on both sides of the helmet? Not just mirror images like the Redskins, Broncos, or Patriots. I mean an actual design change like the Baltimore Ravens must do.[/quote]

    Hmmm…..

    SAME DECAL ON BOTH SIDES:
    49ers
    Bears
    Colts
    Cowboys
    Giants
    Jets
    Packers
    Raiders
    Saints

    MIRROR-IMAGE DECALS:
    Bills
    Broncos
    Buccaneers
    Cardinals
    Chargers
    Dolphins
    Eagles
    Falcons
    Jaguars
    Lions
    Panthers
    Patriots
    Rams
    Redskins
    Seahawks
    Texans
    Titans
    Vikings

    DIFFERENT L/R DECALS:
    Chiefs
    Ravens

    OTHER:
    The Bengals’ decals create a mirror-image helmet but are placed over the top of the shell rather then on each side. In other words, each mirror-imaged pair of stripes is one decal, rather than two.

    The Steelers only have a decal on the right side; the left-side decal would probably be the same, but we’ll never know.

    The Browns have no decals at all.

  • denverjason | October 8, 2007 at 2:23 pm |

    If Chris Hovan didn’t shave his pits, it would easy to grab him by the pit hair. To much of a concern so he goes hairfree.

  • Shaftman | October 8, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”154232″]If Chris Hovan didn’t shave his pits, it would easy to grab him by the pit hair. To much of a concern so he goes hairfree.[/quote]

    Or he could wear sleeves like this and spare all of us the underarm view.

  • Jason G. | October 8, 2007 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”154232″]If Chris Hovan didn’t shave his pits, it would easy to grab him by the pit hair. To much of a concern so he goes hairfree.[/quote]

    Or he could wear a jersey that actually has sleeves. That look is so trashy.

  • todd krevanchi | October 8, 2007 at 2:28 pm |

    just got confirmation of the bug game
    my father was in detroit on business and attended the game.
    he said the swarm of bugs cleared out the entire lower section of fans. those in the bullpen started small fires to keep the bugs away, eventually they put one of the fires in a large garbage can which started a large blaze which needed to be put out by stadium officials.
    i believe this might be the article about it
    http://sportsillustr...

  • Randy | October 8, 2007 at 2:33 pm |

    Does anyone else find it funny/odd that teams with terrible unis (i.e. the Bills) bring out their really awesome throwbacks on days when they have higher profile games (i.e. the Bills tonight)? They’re akin to those people who live like total slobs, but then clean their house spotlessly when they have company…so they aren’t embarrassed.

  • Latrell | October 8, 2007 at 2:34 pm |

    Paul, in your “What’s bugging you?” blurb on Page 2 today, you missed a couple:

    Aug 27, 1990 – The Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes when a huge swarm of gnats descends onto the field through the open SkyDome roof. Milwaukee scratches out a 4-2 win.

    Aug 3, 2001 – The Blue Jays defeat the Orioles‚ 10-1‚ despite an infestation of aphids in the 3rd inning. Although the game is not delayed‚ home plate ump Tim Welke asks that the roof of the SkyDome be closed. Toronto’s Jeff Frye wears a dust mask in the dugout.

    (Taken from BaseballLibrary.com)

  • Larry M | October 8, 2007 at 2:35 pm |

    I hope Julius Jones of the Cowboys is again wearing the mystery Schutt helmet tonight.
    I haven’t seen this new helmet discussed on Uni-Watch yet.
    This helmet looks like Schutt tried to combine an Air-advantage helmet with an Ion.
    I called a equipment manager friend of mine whose team is in on the testing of the new Ion, and he didn’t even know to much about this new helmet.
    My guess is that this helmet is going to be the next Air-Advantage, with a different name.

  • Trevor Kruger | October 8, 2007 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”154230″]No, Texans is just a mirror image. But, I came up with another. CU Buffs.

    Any other logos that need a design change (other than a mirror image or symetrical flip) so they work on both sides of the helmet?[/quote]
    Iowa State before we became I-State.

  • todd krevanchi | October 8, 2007 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”154241″]I hope Julius Jones of the Cowboys is again wearing the mystery Schutt helmet tonight.
    I haven’t seen this new helmet discussed on Uni-Watch yet.
    This helmet looks like Schutt tried to combine an Air-advantage helmet with an Ion.
    I called a equipment manager friend of mine whose team is in on the testing of the new Ion, and he didn’t even know to much about this new helmet.
    My guess is that this helmet is going to be the next Air-Advantage, with a different name.[/quote]

    a bunch of shots in the illinois/wisc game gallery seen here
    http://fightingillin...
    photos 10, 23, 24, 30

    i love the facemask on 42 of illinois…

  • Johnny O | October 8, 2007 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”154204″][quote comment=”154185″][quote comment=”154184″][quote comment=”154183″]Best caucasian ‘fro[/quote]

    I’d have to argue that one….[/quote]

    Now I’ll be thinking about my happy little trees all day long.[/quote]
    Those are JEWFROS…90% of white fros are jewfros.[/quote]
    Does this count?

    And no, I am not plugging his new movie. I just thought it fit.

    Will Ferrell in “Semi-Pro” sports the ‘Fro

  • Johnny O | October 8, 2007 at 2:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”154245″][quote comment=”154204″][quote comment=”154185″][quote comment=”154184″][quote comment=”154183″]Best caucasian ‘fro[/quote]

    I’d have to argue that one….[/quote]

    Now I’ll be thinking about my happy little trees all day long.[/quote]
    Those are JEWFROS…90% of white fros are jewfros.[/quote]
    Does this count?

    And no, I am not plugging his new movie. I just thought it fit.

    Will Ferrell in “Semi-Pro” sports the ‘Fro[/quote]
    Sorry to quote myself, but I forgot to mention when clicking on the link you have to watch the Semi-Pro trailer (towards the bottom). Aside from the striped socks (of course), It’s pretty funny.

  • Ian K | October 8, 2007 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”154191″][quote comment=”154186″][quote comment=”154170″]

    Well he’s gonna be waiting by the mailbox for a long time because that award is being shipped to Matt Holliday.[/quote]

    Ship it to Coors Field so it gets to the guy with the .380 BA, not the guy with the .280 BA on the road.

    Oh wait, they’re the same guy?[/quote]

    I was going to agree with this… but I’m not sure Rollins deserves it either. When Rollins is on a team where four guys hit at least 27 homers and Utley hit 22 even though he missed a month… it’s tough to pick one guy out of that team who was “most valuable.” Except maybe Tom Glavine.
    [/quote]

    12 HR and 32 RBI in September to propel his team to the playoffs makes for pretty good value in my book. I know I’ve hit an artery with your Phillies love, Philly Bill, but it is a good point that with Utley, Howard, and Rowand, it lightens Rollins’ load as the go-to guy.

  • Johnny O | October 8, 2007 at 3:06 pm |

    Semi-Pro movie poster

    New Line Cinema indeed calls it a “Fro”

  • Philly Bill | October 8, 2007 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”154247″]12 HR and 32 RBI in September to propel his team to the playoffs makes for pretty good value in my book. I know I’ve hit an artery with your Phillies love, Philly Bill, but it is a good point that with Utley, Howard, and Rowand, it lightens Rollins’ load as the go-to guy.[/quote]

    I’m a Phillies fan, but not a homer — Rollins is no more deserving than Holliday. David Wright is the MVP, but the writers aren’t going to give it to him because they’d perceive that as rewarding the Mets for folding the tent and missing the playoffs. And Hanley Ramirez pretty clearly had the best offensive season of anyone in the NL, but likewise the writers aren’t going to give the award to a guy on a last-place team if there are other viable options. (And he’s a butcher defensively, but of course that didn’t seem to hurt Ryan Howard in last season’s balloting.)

    Holliday’s splits are absolutely outrageous — a 300-point gap in OPS. He is clearly an excellent hitter, but equally clear is the fact that his numbers are a product of Coors Field.

    Anyway… back to uniforms! Maybe Alge’s uniform malfeasance was the cause of his putrid two-catch performance yesterday…

    Can’t wait to see these tonight.

  • Kerry | October 8, 2007 at 3:32 pm |

    OK, I just noticed what the banner ad for Jersey-Joe.com says:

    “FREE DELIVERY on ALL MLB jerseys until Oct. 12 (even the PURPLE ones)”

    That’s GREAT!!!

  • joe | October 8, 2007 at 3:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”154213″][quote comment=”154211″][quote comment=”154185″][quote comment=”154184″][quote comment=”154183″]Best caucasian ‘fro[/quote]

    I’d have to argue that one….[/quote]

    Now I’ll be thinking about my happy little trees all day long.[/quote]

    I know what you mean, I feel more calm already just thinking about an episode of that. I swear, there is nothing more relaxing, sleep inducing on the planet than Bob Ross painting happy trees while I lie on the couch recovering from a hangover.[/quote]
    My wife wants to learn how to paint so I got her a DVD that is something like 5 hours of Bob Ross last Christmas. We popped it in and within minutes the entire family was napping.[/quote]

    Bob Ross kicks @$$

  • joe | October 8, 2007 at 3:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”154235″][quote comment=”154232″]If Chris Hovan didn’t shave his pits, it would easy to grab him by the pit hair. To much of a concern so he goes hairfree.[/quote]

    Or he could wear a jersey that actually has sleeves. That look is so trashy.[/quote]

    its a wife beater NFL jersey, I bet it’ll sell well in the trailer parks of the south.

  • ToasterPoodle | October 8, 2007 at 3:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”154186″][quote comment=”154170″][quote comment=”154151″]
    If a white guy rocks big hair its just called big hair[/quote]

    Seth Rogan of Knocked Up and 40-Year Old Virgin fame has called his big hair a “Jewfro”.

    [quote comment=”154135″]
    Granted… he’s probably waiting for his MVP trophy in the mail… but he’s not playing baseball. And that makes me happy.[/quote]

    Well he’s gonna be waiting by the mailbox for a long time because that award is being shipped to Matt Holliday.[/quote]

    Ship it to Coors Field so it gets to the guy with the .380 BA, not the guy with the .280 BA on the road.

    Oh wait, they’re the same guy?[/quote]
    I really don’t care who wins the MVP, and you are correct that Holiday hit .380 at home. But you were off on his road BA. He hit .301

  • joe | October 8, 2007 at 3:38 pm |

    Northern Illinois University has different decals on each side. We have the NIU letters under the dog head logo so its gotta switch on each side of the helmet.

  • sully | October 8, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”154228″][quote comment=”154192″]If you look closely, the pink ribbon being worn by NFL referees is designed to look like a referee’s penalty flag. The tails of the ribbon are unlike the traditional pink ribbons.

    Pretty creative, if you ask me.[/quote]

    Actually the ribbon that was on the refs outfits is the official Komen “Race For the Cure” ribbon.[/quote]

    Nice. Having seen the “traditional” ribbon so often, I didn’t even think that the official logo would be different. The separation between the “ball” at the top and the ribbon does make it look like a penalty flag, though!

  • Justin | October 8, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    my comments are posting

  • Justin | October 8, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

    they arn’t posting… anyway third time:

    Convention logos

    You can vote for the national convention logos. I personally like the RNC better… it has a old school/throwback look. The DNC logo’s “0” looks like a “O” and the “8” looks upside down.

  • Larry M | October 8, 2007 at 3:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”154244″][quote comment=”154241″]I hope Julius Jones of the Cowboys is again wearing the mystery Schutt helmet tonight.
    I haven’t seen this new helmet discussed on Uni-Watch yet.
    This helmet looks like Schutt tried to combine an Air-advantage helmet with an Ion.
    I called a equipment manager friend of mine whose team is in on the testing of the new Ion, and he didn’t even know to much about this new helmet.
    My guess is that this helmet is going to be the next Air-Advantage, with a different name.[/quote]

    a bunch of shots in the illinois/wisc game gallery seen here
    http://fightingillin...
    photos 10, 23, 24, 30

    i love the facemask on 42 of illinois…[/quote]
    Some of the photos on that link wouldn’t load for me. (Oh the misery of being on dial-up here at work) But of the photos I was able to see there were several photos of Schutts new Ion, but no photos of Schutts newest helmet creation like Julius Jones was wearing

  • Joe S | October 8, 2007 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”154263″]they arn’t posting… anyway third time:

    Convention logos

    You can vote for the national convention logos. I personally like the RNC better… it has a old school/throwback look. The DNC logo’s “0” looks like a “O” and the “8” looks upside down.[/quote]

    That’s the 1st time I’ve ever voted republican, but in the interest of design aesthetics, it had to be done. I have to go wash my hands now.

  • Trevor Kruger | October 8, 2007 at 3:56 pm |

    Iowa State is doing another vote on cyclone.com over the song that should be played at the conclusion of the 3rd qtr. Not uni related, but just wondering what song they’re going to pick in the end instead of using the winning choice this time.

  • Bill T. | October 8, 2007 at 3:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”154095″][quote comment=”154087″]Marquette will have some rad throwback alternate jerseys this season [/quote]

    wow! upward vertical arching using letters of decreasing height! perhaps a sartorial first?[/quote]

    I would think the Hawks did it before.

    Great look for Marquette. If only all teams could put the same effort in their regular unis as they do throwbacks.

  • Colin | October 8, 2007 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”154184″][quote comment=”154183″]Best caucasian ‘fro[/quote]

    I’d have to argue that one….[/quote]

    This young man has had a very trying rookie season, what with the litigation, the notoriety, his subsequent deportation to Canada and that country’s refusal to accept him.”

  • DrBear | October 8, 2007 at 4:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”154267″][quote comment=”154095″][quote comment=”154087″]Marquette will have some rad throwback alternate jerseys this season [/quote]

    wow! upward vertical arching using letters of decreasing height! perhaps a sartorial first?[/quote]

    I would think the Hawks did it before.

    Great look for Marquette. If only all teams could put the same effort in their regular unis as they do throwbacks.[/quote]

    Can’t see the Hawks photo but I think the design is from the 80s. Marquette’s is from 1972.

  • Kevin | October 8, 2007 at 4:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”154270″][quote comment=”154184″][quote comment=”154183″]Best caucasian ‘fro[/quote]

    I’d have to argue that one….[/quote]

    This young man has had a very trying rookie season, what with the litigation, the notoriety, his subsequent deportation to Canada and that country’s refusal to accept him.”[/quote]

    ogletorpe!

  • Jack H. | October 8, 2007 at 4:18 pm |

    I didn’t even notice the non-update, but I did find it strange that I was reading after class at 10 and kept seeing the Celtics. Didn’t put 2 and 2 together.

    Anywho, I was on the Pistons website today and noticed that to celebrate their 50th anniversary they have a bunch of their old logos flashing on the site banner. The most interesting one is the first one, which is the same style as the classic Detroit-in-basketball logo only it’s white. Here’s the site:

    http://www.nba.com/p...

    I never even knew that logo existed, but I think it’s pretty sharp. Very 50s. Wish I could find a real picture of it somewhere else, Chris Creamer has a similar white one but not the exact same.

  • Jason G. | October 8, 2007 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”154273″]I didn’t even notice the non-update, but I did find it strange that I was reading after class at 10 and kept seeing the Celtics. Didn’t put 2 and 2 together.

    Anywho, I was on the Pistons website today and noticed that to celebrate their 50th anniversary they have a bunch of their old logos flashing on the site banner. The most interesting one is the first one, which is the same style as the classic Detroit-in-basketball logo only it’s white. Here’s the site:

    http://www.nba.com/p...

    I never even knew that logo existed, but I think it’s pretty sharp. Very 50s. Wish I could find a real picture of it somewhere else, Chris Creamer has a similar white one but not the exact same.[/quote]

    Kind of funny that they skip over the time period where they used the teal flaming horse head mess.

  • Jack H. | October 8, 2007 at 4:28 pm |

    Oh, and I found this YouTube video of the Pistons player intros from the Bad Boys era. I like how their warmups have their first names on the front-makes them look kind of like gas station attendants or something…fitting image to go with the whole “blue collar” thing they’ve always prided themselves on. Is this unheard of?

  • Jack H. | October 8, 2007 at 4:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”154276″][quote comment=”154273″]I didn’t even notice the non-update, but I did find it strange that I was reading after class at 10 and kept seeing the Celtics. Didn’t put 2 and 2 together.

    Anywho, I was on the Pistons website today and noticed that to celebrate their 50th anniversary they have a bunch of their old logos flashing on the site banner. The most interesting one is the first one, which is the same style as the classic Detroit-in-basketball logo only it’s white. Here’s the site:

    http://www.nba.com/p...

    I never even knew that logo existed, but I think it’s pretty sharp. Very 50s. Wish I could find a real picture of it somewhere else, Chris Creamer has a similar white one but not the exact same.[/quote]

    Kind of funny that they skip over the time period where they used the teal flaming horse head mess.[/quote]

    Yeah…yeah, we’d all kind of like to forget the Grant Hill era (remember, Grant Hill drinks Sprite!).

    I kind of want to vomit just thinking about it.

  • Craig | October 8, 2007 at 4:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”154196″][quote comment=”154189″][quote comment=”154164″][quote comment=”154092″]Here’s an interesting uni tidbit from a profile piece on Joe Paterno in this month’s GQ:

    “Study. Wear socks to class. Cut your hair, shave your face, stop complaining about the uniform. There would be no names on the jerseys; the individual was committed to the team, not to himself. Forget about symbols on your helmet, badges of individual accomplishment. Forget about it. Not even an American flag. Nothing. Plain white helmets, plain white pants, plain white or blue jerseys, black high top shoes. If the Amish came up with a football uniform, this is what it might be.”[/quote]

    Perhaps, if the Amish cut a deal with NIKE that is….Nothing says “team” quite like a dollar sig…er..swoosh.[/quote]

    oooooooooooooooooooooooo bingo. nailed.[/quote]

    Nike has been a corporate sponsor of Penn State athletics for more than 13 years they manufactured our jerseys. The money that sponsorship brings in helps fund stadium expansion and construction, scholarships, improved practice facilities, an on, and on. A slight sacrifice in uniform integrity is a small price to pay for what has been an enormously beneficial relationship for the university.

    Nobody I have ever met has questioned Coach Paterno’s drive to make Penn state a better place, so maybe, just maybe, he thought it was silly to turn down millions of dollars to prevent an athletic apparel logo (less that one inch square mind you) on the teams uniforms.

    So, Ooooooo, maybe he didn’t nail it. Maybe he just didn’t think it all the way through.[/quote]

    Call it what you want. Selling out is selling out. I dont have a problem with that so much as i have a problem with the “we’re better than everyone because we have plain unis” Whatever…they have a swoosh and that’s that.

  • Gil68 | October 8, 2007 at 4:45 pm |

    OK, I’m back at a computer so I’ll ask that question leading into what I’m truly crious about. The motion W is different on each side. Can anyone think of other teams that have to change their helmet mark for it to work on both sides of the helmet? Not just mirror images like the Redskins, Broncos, or Patriots. I mean an actual design change like the Baltimore Ravens must do.

    Hmmm…..

    SAME DECAL ON BOTH SIDES:
    49ers
    Bears
    Colts
    Cowboys
    Giants
    Jets
    Packers
    Raiders
    Saints

    The Bears do not have the same actual decal on both sides of the helmet if so the ‘C’ on one side would be backward. Not necessrily a design change but a practical change

  • Patrick | October 8, 2007 at 4:50 pm |

    I’m pretty sure the Bears would use the same decal on both sides of the helmet.

  • UW justin | October 8, 2007 at 4:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”154284″]OK, I’m back at a computer so I’ll ask that question leading into what I’m truly crious about. The motion W is different on each side. Can anyone think of other teams that have to change their helmet mark for it to work on both sides of the helmet? Not just mirror images like the Redskins, Broncos, or Patriots. I mean an actual design change like the Baltimore Ravens must do.

    Hmmm…..

    SAME DECAL ON BOTH SIDES:
    49ers
    Bears
    Colts
    Cowboys
    Giants
    Jets
    Packers
    Raiders
    Saints

    The Bears do not have the same actual decal on both sides of the helmet if so the ‘C’ on one side would be backward. Not necessrily a design change but a practical change[/quote]

    Look at it again. It is the same decal…no matter which side of the helmet you are looking at , its a “C”. If it where a different logo, THEN the “C” would be backwards as the open end would face the same direction of the helmet.

  • Gil68 | October 8, 2007 at 4:54 pm |

    but in real life you would need to have two different decal with adhesive on a different side depending on what side of the helmet you need to put it on

    yest it looks the same but form a practical standpoint you need two c’s to pull it off

  • Gil68 | October 8, 2007 at 4:54 pm |

    but in real life you would need to have two different decal with adhesive on a different side depending on what side of the helmet you need to put it on

    yes it looks the same but from a practical standpoint you need two c’s to pull it off

  • Robert | October 8, 2007 at 4:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”154270″][quote comment=”154184″][quote comment=”154183″]Best caucasian ‘fro[/quote]

    I’d have to argue that one….[/quote]

    This young man has had a very trying rookie season, what with the litigation, the notoriety, his subsequent deportation to Canada and that country’s refusal to accept him.”[/quote]

    Nicely done.

  • Joe J., Ann Arbor | October 8, 2007 at 4:56 pm |

    Speaking about nose bumpers, Eastern Michigan has Pride on theirs. Link here

  • Patrick | October 8, 2007 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”154287″]but in real life you would need to have two different decal with adhesive on a different side depending on what side of the helmet you need to put it on

    yest it looks the same but form a practical standpoint you need two c’s to pull it off[/quote]

    No, it’s the same exact decal on both sides. It’s just a letter “C”, so the adhesive would always be on the same side.

  • Gil68 | October 8, 2007 at 5:00 pm |

    i feel like a fool, i guess you could rotate the ‘c’ on the other other side

    sorry i made anyone dumber by reading my comment

  • UW justin | October 8, 2007 at 5:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”154292″]i feel like a fool, i guess you could rotate the ‘c’ on the other other side

    sorry i made anyone dumber by reading my comment[/quote]

    There is no rotating of the logo though. Two identical decals. Take the backing off of one and apply to the helmet. Rotate the helmet and apply the other, identical, decal on the other side. Nothing is different between the decals. The orientation is the same.

  • Gil68 | October 8, 2007 at 5:06 pm |

    that’s what i meant rotate helmet apply decal

    i’ll go back to work now and leave the posting to the people who have thinking caps on

  • Justin H | October 8, 2007 at 5:11 pm |

    Here is a cool gallery of Michigan Marching Band unis, and although its not really sports unis, the color guard (photo 46 if you need to scroll) at UM is still in NikeWorld, even after the school signed a deal with Adidas

  • KW | October 8, 2007 at 5:28 pm |

    This may be just a coincidence regarding the Jersey Joe’s ad above but shouldnt the Angels jersey be replace by an Indians one?

  • Geoff | October 8, 2007 at 6:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”154101″]Nearly everyone in the Packers secondary last night were wearing no white socks, or about an inch of white, and black and yellow shoes, not the white that the rest of the team wears. Me wonders if there’s a fine coming.[/quote]

    Here’s some photos of the Packers without white on the socks. You can kinda see it in the photo, but Charles Woodson and Nick Collins were also wearing some damn bright yellow shoes with the all-green socks. Didn’t we hear something about “one shoe accent color per team?”
    I noticed it yesterday and still can’t decide if I like it or not.

  • Aaron Scholder | October 8, 2007 at 6:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”154193″]…Tried looking for that GRETKZY… jersey, but found nothing but a bunch of red herrings. Did find this though. Sad, but probably a reality.[/quote]
    I saw the guy who owns that jersey wearing it at the Rangers-Icelanders preseason game on the 28th at the Garden. It’s a whole lotta stiching hehe

  • jesse | October 8, 2007 at 6:16 pm |

    “we’re better than everyone because we have plain unis”

    Who said that? Because it wasn’t me, and I’m damn sure it wasn’t Coach Paterno.

    It is true that Penn State’s players and fans view our football uniforms in a special way. But your statement is the polar opposite of it. The closest approximation of the feeling I get when I see them would be Gene Hackman’s speech in Hoosier’s when he tells his players not be distracted by the rich school’s “fancy uniforms”.

    Thirty years ago, they were Paterno’s way of thumbing his nose at the establishment powers. Ignore, the fancy uniforms of the Alabama’s and Texas’ of the world just get them on the field and all that will matter is that we are better than they are. Later, as Penn State turned into an old money powerhouse, rather than an upstart newcomer, it changed some, but it’s still cool, in my opinion.

    To describe it, you’ll have to allow me a short story about how first fell in love with the concept of uniwatch, albeit along time before there was a uniwatch.

    It was 1985. Penn State was ranked in the top three, and was playing on the road against West Virginia. It was a big game for WVU; their place was packed and loud. They had their fancy uniforms (which at the time were cool as hell) with the logo on the helmet, merit stickers, names on the jerseys, the whole nine yards. But their team sucked. When Penn State came out in their white’s, it was the visual representation of the fact that all of WVU’s fancy bells and whistles didn’t mean shit once the game started. I think now that Penn State’s white uniforms are meant to be subversively intimidating, in stark contrast to the clumsy way all sorts of stupid piping and decals is meant to convey the image of being a big time program proven by nothing more than fancy expensive uniforms.

    The swoosh is a sad sign of the times, but at this point no matter what uniform manufacturer PSU went with, a jersey logo would be obligatory. In my opinion, what’s more important than the logo is the fact that basic ideals of the uniform and the history behind it remain unchanged.

    Frankly, if what you said about us were true, then the Nike Swoosh would be selling out. But there is more to it than that. Nike bought less than one square inch of fabric, not the sprit of what that uniform stands for.

    Sorry for the long post.

  • Aaron Scholder | October 8, 2007 at 6:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”154219″]The “Gretkzy” Jersey:

    http://good-times.we...

    As the caption shows, the error didn’t occur in Gretzky’s first game as a Ranger, it happened the following season (1997-98).[/quote]
    I told you it happened at Halloween, Paul. I was wrong about it being his first season though.

  • Anthony | October 8, 2007 at 6:37 pm |

    Did anyone notice that the article about the Giants and Chelsea listed Umenyiora as the Giants’ all-time sack leader?

  • Jonee | October 8, 2007 at 7:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”154245″][quote comment=”154204″][quote comment=”154185″][quote comment=”154184″][quote comment=”154183″]Best caucasian ‘fro[/quote]

    I’d have to argue that one….[/quote]

    Now I’ll be thinking about my happy little trees all day long.[/quote]
    Those are JEWFROS…90% of white fros are jewfros.[/quote]
    Does this count?

    And no, I am not plugging his new movie. I just thought it fit.

    Will Ferrell in “Semi-Pro” sports the ‘Fro[/quote]

    Don’t forget Jeff Lynne.

  • Mike | October 8, 2007 at 7:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”154265″][quote comment=”154263″]they arn’t posting… anyway third time:

    Convention logos

    You can vote for the national convention logos. I personally like the RNC better… it has a old school/throwback look. The DNC logo’s “0” looks like a “O” and the “8” looks upside down.[/quote]

    That’s the 1st time I’ve ever voted republican, but in the interest of design aesthetics, it had to be done. I have to go wash my hands now.[/quote]
    Haha I felt the same way, I actually felt guilty voting for the Republican one. But hey, I guess they gotta get SOMETHING right.

  • Dave | October 8, 2007 at 8:01 pm |

    Harrington got married during the offseason. One of the local papers linked to his gift registry, only to find out it was the wrong Joseph Harrington.

    (Actually, the QB is John Joseph Harrington Jr.)

    Pistons’ 50th anniversary logo is tasteful on the home unis. Almost makes up for the bizarre sight of Rodney Stuckey (or anyone other than Ben Wallace) wearing #3.

  • Jim | October 8, 2007 at 8:16 pm |

    Zach Thomas of the Miami Dolphins started the game against Houston wearing a revolution helmet and then I noticed that he was wearing his original helmet but finished the game with the revolution helmet.

  • Stevo | October 8, 2007 at 8:45 pm |

    Not only is Cleveland pitcher Paul Byrd sporting the socks up to his knees, he also has an old school windup. Are we sure this isn’t Bob Feller in disguise?

  • Brien | October 8, 2007 at 9:21 pm |

    Just curious: did anyone else catch the “Dallas Cowboys: Aaaaaaag” graphic on MNF that was up for a second? And Buffalo looking awesome as always in their throwbacks.

  • Graf Zeppelin | October 8, 2007 at 9:23 pm |

    (Why does this keep getting eaten?)

    I can’t wait to hear the partisans on each side compare those convention logos to this and this.

  • CJ | October 8, 2007 at 9:30 pm |

    I play high school football, and ever since we were little, we’ve been striping our belts with tape. I never really thought about where it came from, i just saw all the high school players doing it (when i was in midgets) so i did it. I’ve been doing it ever since

  • sebastian | October 8, 2007 at 9:31 pm |

    Speaking of MNF, Marshawn Lynch just went to the sidelines to catch his breath after a big catch– did anyone notice a Buffalo Bill player with a large star outlined in the back of his head hair?

  • Tom K | October 8, 2007 at 9:34 pm |

    I dont think anyone mentioned this logo for the negative space:

    F1

    I was kinda disappointed by the Titans look. Up close its fine because of the light blue shoulders, but from a far light blue pants, dark blue pants, and white helmet look weird

  • Stuby | October 8, 2007 at 9:40 pm |

    Posibillities for different logos on helmets (judging by the orientation of the design – I have no visual evidence). Go to The Helmet Project to look:

    Akron
    Kent State
    Toledo
    TCU
    Oregon State
    Boise State
    San Jose State

  • Graf Zeppelin | October 8, 2007 at 9:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”154317″][quote comment=”154265″][quote comment=”154263″]they arn’t posting… anyway third time:

    Convention logos

    You can vote for the national convention logos. I personally like the RNC better… it has a old school/throwback look. The DNC logo’s “0” looks like a “O” and the “8” looks upside down.[/quote]

    That’s the 1st time I’ve ever voted republican, but in the interest of design aesthetics, it had to be done. I have to go wash my hands now.[/quote]
    Haha I felt the same way, I actually felt guilty voting for the Republican one. But hey, I guess they gotta get SOMETHING right.[/quote]

    I can’t wait to hear the resepctive mouthpieces compare those convention logos to this and this.

  • College Kid | October 8, 2007 at 9:48 pm |

    Iowa State uses two different decals. On the left side, the “I” is at the front and on the right side the “U” is at the front.

    Iowa State helmet

  • scot | October 8, 2007 at 9:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”154255″][quote comment=”154235″][quote comment=”154232″]If Chris Hovan didn’t shave his pits, it would easy to grab him by the pit hair. To much of a concern so he goes hairfree.[/quote]

    Or he could wear a jersey that actually has sleeves. That look is so trashy.[/quote]

    its a wife beater NFL jersey, I bet it’ll sell well in the trailer parks of the south.[/quote]

    Hovan grew up in Ohio and played college ball at BC, but it’s the southern people who are trailer trash. Nice stereotype.

  • Mark | October 8, 2007 at 9:58 pm |

    Man, those Bills Throwbacks sure do look like Cowboys’ uniforms.

    At least Tony Romo seems to think so.

  • Dave A | October 8, 2007 at 10:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”154152″]”hockey doesn’t fight cancer — chemo and radiation do.”

    Paul that made me laugh as much as anything you’ve ever written for some reason.[/quote]

    Not uni-related, but sadly appropriate. Leafs winger Jason Blake has been diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia.

  • Robert | October 8, 2007 at 10:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”154332″]Just curious: did anyone else catch the “Dallas Cowboys: Aaaaaaag” graphic on MNF that was up for a second? And Buffalo looking awesome as always in their throwbacks.[/quote]

    I saw it and couldn’t figure out whether it was a mistake or some kind of weird inside joke that I didn’t understand because I had just turned on the game.

  • Robert | October 8, 2007 at 10:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”154350″][quote comment=”154152″]”hockey doesn’t fight cancer — chemo and radiation do.”

    Paul that made me laugh as much as anything you’ve ever written for some reason.[/quote]

    Not uni-related, but sadly appropriate. Leafs winger Jason Blake has been diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia.[/quote]

    It’s unfortunate, but there are hundreds of worse cancers that he could have. He has an excellent shot at recovering completely and continuing with his career.

  • S Bennett | October 8, 2007 at 10:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”154284″]OK, I’m back at a computer so I’ll ask that question leading into what I’m truly crious about. The motion W is different on each side. Can anyone think of other teams that have to change their helmet mark for it to work on both sides of the helmet? Not just mirror images like the Redskins, Broncos, or Patriots. I mean an actual design change like the Baltimore Ravens must do.
    [/quote]

    Redskins throwbacks have different decals.

  • Drew | October 8, 2007 at 11:00 pm |

    During the Cowboys Bills game, they showed Anthony Thomas on the bench with a hat on, but he still had the cardboard insert in his hat.

  • Dan | October 8, 2007 at 11:26 pm |

    The Wisconsin women’s hockey team has had those jerseys for a few years now. They are the alternates. One of my friends was goalie on the first national championship team and she always said how pumped they were when they got to where them because they were like the men’s.

  • Stuby | October 8, 2007 at 11:41 pm |

    What is that little slit behind the earholes on Romo’s and Owens’ helmet?

  • dw438 | October 8, 2007 at 11:59 pm |

    Hey those Bills throwbacks are so good ‘ol #32 was spotted trying to come back to steal his old uniform!

  • Lindy | October 9, 2007 at 12:51 am |

    The Titans uniforms look awful. All of them…seriously, go ahead pick any combination. And can we stop hating on the all-blue Rams unis? I think they actually look pretty good.

  • Mike Miller | October 9, 2007 at 1:06 am |

    [quote comment=”154131″]Is anybody else praying the Rockies lose a damn game so that they can stop wearing those ridiculous vests? I’m assuming it’s become a superstitious thing. My God, they’re horrid. I don’t want to be angry any more when i watch the NLCS. Please bring back the white pinstripes![/quote]

    Would you prefer the purple undershirts they wore under those black vests the first half of last year, before mercifally killing them?

  • Kris McInnis | October 9, 2007 at 1:20 am |

    [quote comment=”154119″]I agree with most, the Auburn “throwbacks” were a ridiculous. It is basically their current uniforms without the logo on the helmet.[/quote]

    …that’s because they are the current uniforms. The word ‘throwback’ is kind of getting tossed around here. Take away 3 years in the 90’s of orange drop-shadow numbers and you have uniform that hasn’t changed in more than half a century. And yes, that is a picture of the ’57 championship team. Surprise. They’re 98.3 percent identical to the current design. They’ve been wearing a ‘throwback’ for the past 50+ years. Besides, the school never even announced the team would be wearing a ‘throwback’ uniform: only ’57-style helmets with their white uniforms, as the ’57 team wore white at home for several games. They can’t do anything more than that aside from taking all the facemasks off and giving everyone on the team crew-cuts.

    What I’m trying to say is I personally can’t expect a manger to dip into a budget to order a whole new set of jerseys and the only changes from the current design and the one you’re commemorating is removing a .5 by 3 inch wordmark and making the collar white. For something that minute, it’s not worth the money for one game. I know that it urks some people here and I know I’m beating this guy, but I don’t think it’s fair to say to say that Auburn made a lazy attempt at a ‘throwback’ when the team is still using the same traditional design they’ve had since Eisenhower was President.

  • Lincoln | October 9, 2007 at 1:32 am |

    If you are talking about white guys with ‘fros, don’t forget about Matt Hill, who now plays basketball for Texas.

  • Michael Emody | October 9, 2007 at 1:45 am |

    [quote comment=”154308″]“we’re better than everyone because we have plain unis”

    Who said that? Because it wasn’t me, and I’m damn sure it wasn’t Coach Paterno…
    Thirty years ago, they were Paterno’s way of thumbing his nose at the establishment powers. Ignore, the fancy uniforms of the Alabama’s and Texas’… [/quote]

    Texas’ are fancy? They’ve kept the classic two stripes, and thankfully, left it at that.

  • Erich | October 9, 2007 at 1:55 am |

    What’s with the Uni’s they showed that were worn by Denver and Buffalo?


  • Erich | October 9, 2007 at 1:56 am |

  • Karim | October 9, 2007 at 2:17 am |
  • jesse | October 9, 2007 at 8:44 am |

    [quote comment=”154377″][quote comment=”154308″]“we’re better than everyone because we have plain unis”

    Who said that? Because it wasn’t me, and I’m damn sure it wasn’t Coach Paterno…
    Thirty years ago, they were Paterno’s way of thumbing his nose at the establishment powers. Ignore, the fancy uniforms of the Alabama’s and Texas’… [/quote]

    Texas’ are fancy? They’ve kept the classic two stripes, and thankfully, left it at that.[/quote]

    Well actually, you have a logo on your helmet, names on the back of your jerseys, your team name on the front, stripes on your sleeves, a big 12 patch, not to mention that state of Texas “look who we beat” billboard on the back of that helmets, so yeah…fancy. They are neat looking’, but certainly fancy.

  • Larry M | October 9, 2007 at 8:46 am |

    [quote comment=”154363″]What is that little slit behind the earholes on Romo’s and Owens’ helmet?[/quote]

    The invention of that slot should be in contention as the biggest waste of someones time in the history of sport, becuase I have yet to see anyone use it
    The slot is intended for the chinstrap to go through it, somehow intending to achieve a better, more secure fitting helmet?
    I think it is called the “Sure Fit” slot
    I wonder how many hours was spent in on the design of that slot, and for no one to use it?

  • Deron | October 9, 2007 at 9:04 am |

    [quote comment=”154427″][quote comment=”154363″]What is that little slit behind the earholes on Romo’s and Owens’ helmet?[/quote]

    The invention of that slot should be in contention as the biggest waste of someones time in the history of sport, becuase I have yet to see anyone use it
    The slot is intended for the chinstrap to go through it, somehow intending to achieve a better, more secure fitting helmet?
    I think it is called the “Sure Fit” slot
    I wonder how many hours was spent in on the design of that slot, and for no one to use it?[/quote]

    While no NFL player (or high school or college) uses the slot, many PeeWee players can only fit the chinstaps correctly by using these. And for my money, whatever was spent was justified if it does infact increase the safety of the product for even one athlete.

  • Craig | October 9, 2007 at 9:28 am |

    My post on the Penn State/Nike deal wasn’t to slam Penn State, their uniforms or the Nike deal. I love their unis. i was in my 20’s before I realized they were blue and white. I thought they were black and white. Classic generic uniforms like the beer cans on All in the Family. I understand the team first deal and no fancy stickers and all that. I also totally get the fact that ANY program that wants to compete needs a deal with some athletic apparel company. But the article from GQ along with announcers and fans of Penn St like to play along with the whole idea that being plain emphasizes their old-school mentality. A few years ago Penn St voted not to wear commemorative Big Ten anniversay patches for that same reason. It was a ‘holier than thou’ move. But alas, nike is ok. The Big Ten didn’t provide millions of dollars, just a chance to compete in a top tier conference and all the tie ins and opportunities for the school’s other sports to compete. Look, it’s like those old fashioned looking phones and radios you can buy now that are really push button phones and cd/mp3 player radios. It’s a nice idea, fun to look at, but ultimately it’s still like everything else. And that one sq inch of fabric space looks awfully big when there is nothing around it. There is nothing wrong with it. But it is, what it is and you can’t ignore it.

  • GC | October 9, 2007 at 10:03 am |

    [quote comment=”154284″]OK, I’m back at a computer so I’ll ask that question leading into what I’m truly crious about. The motion W is different on each side. Can anyone think of other teams that have to change their helmet mark for it to work on both sides of the helmet? Not just mirror images like the Redskins, Broncos, or Patriots. I mean an actual design change like the Baltimore Ravens must do.[/quote]

    I would think it would largely be cases where the graphic part of the logo needs to be flipped to face the same way in relation to the helmet, but there is text present that can’t be mirrored. The Chiefs would be an obvious example. I’ve done this on a couple of custom designs I’ve created or adapted for personal use. And some designs just don’t work both ways…

  • Larry M | October 9, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”154434″][quote comment=”154427″][quote comment=”154363″]What is that little slit behind the earholes on Romo’s and Owens’ helmet?[/quote]

    The invention of that slot should be in contention as the biggest waste of someones time in the history of sport, becuase I have yet to see anyone use it
    The slot is intended for the chinstrap to go through it, somehow intending to achieve a better, more secure fitting helmet?
    I think it is called the “Sure Fit” slot
    I wonder how many hours was spent in on the design of that slot, and for no one to use it?[/quote]

    While no NFL player (or high school or college) uses the slot, many PeeWee players can only fit the chinstaps correctly by using these. And for my money, whatever was spent was justified if it does infact increase the safety of the product for even one athlete.[/quote]

    I didn’t say that it wasn’t a good idea OR that it didn’t work, but I did think it is a waste of time if no one uses it.
    Even the best ideas are worthless if no one uses them.
    It is good to find out that someone benefits from that slot

  • George | October 9, 2007 at 4:07 pm |

    I really, really, really hope that we don’t wear these tomorrow night on national TV.

    http://www.shoppittp...

  • Jonathon Tillis | October 9, 2007 at 4:23 pm |

    Thanks Trevor

  • Mike from Queens | October 15, 2007 at 11:39 pm |

    Didn’t mean to be flippant with the “we all know where the Mets colors come from” comment. I just didn’t think it bore repeating since I’ve seen it in the comments section often before.

  • Clint | November 5, 2007 at 12:47 am |

    [quote comment=”154264″][quote comment=”154244″][quote comment=”154241″]I hope Julius Jones of the Cowboys is again wearing the mystery Schutt helmet tonight.
    I haven’t seen this new helmet discussed on Uni-Watch yet.
    This helmet looks like Schutt tried to combine an Air-advantage helmet with an Ion.
    I called a equipment manager friend of mine whose team is in on the testing of the new Ion, and he didn’t even know to much about this new helmet.
    My guess is that this helmet is going to be the next Air-Advantage, with a different name.[/quote]

    It appears to be the next Air helmet, indeed. Schutt’s website lists it as the Air XP.
    http://www.schuttspo...
    Brady Poppinga of the Packers wears one too.

    a bunch of shots in the illinois/wisc game gallery seen here
    http://fightingillin...
    photos 10, 23, 24, 30

    i love the facemask on 42 of illinois…[/quote]
    Some of the photos on that link wouldn’t load for me. (Oh the misery of being on dial-up here at work) But of the photos I was able to see there were several photos of Schutts new Ion, but no photos of Schutts newest helmet creation like Julius Jones was wearing[/quote]