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Rock Star Undergoes Foot Exam

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As I’ve repeatedly noted in the past, reader Mark Mihalik is Uni Watch’s undisputed king of footwear studies. He’s particularly adept at spotting customized or modified cleats, as he showed a few years ago when he noticed that Nomar Garciaparra was wearing Adidas spikes with a Reebok tongue. And back when I was on vacation a few months ago, he pinch-hit one day with a great breakdown of ballplayers who wear modified sneakers or cross-trainers.

A few year ago Mark noticed that Doug Mientkiewicz, who had a shoe contract with Adidas at the time, was wearing Nike cleats with clumsily drawn stripes that were unlikely to fool anyone. Now he’s discovered something similar, except the disguise job has been executed much more expertly (making Mark’s detective work all the more impressive). I hereby turn the mic over to him:

Todd Helton has been a longtime exclusive Mizuno guy. Everything’s Mizuno, including bats, batting gloves, cleats, and his first baseman’s mitt. So I can’t believe I didn’t pick up on this until now, especially since it’s been going on since April 17th, but he’s been wearing Nike Air Zoom Clippers almost all season. They’ve just been Mizuno-ized all over. [Meanwhile, check out the bag of seeds in Matt Holliday’s pocket, plus the repair job on what appears to have been a tear on the left leg of his pants. — PL]

Unlike Mientkiewicz’s botch job, this was a much more professional cover-up. It looks he had the the big Nike swooshes on the sides blacked out and had Mizuno logos sewn or glued on over the top (you can tell because the Mizuno logo looks a little more downward-tilted than normal, to run at the same angle as the swoosh it’s covering up, and you can barely see the swoosh outline in some pictures), plus he had the white swooshes on the outsoles blacked out, and even had Mizuno logos added on the heel and tongue. He also had the same treatment applied to a pair of Clipper MCS molded cleats. To go through all that effort, Mizuno’s real cleats must seriously be killing his feet.

Big thanks to Mark for once again sharing the fruits of his impressively obsessive footwear studies.

Uni Watch News Ticker: According to a small item at the very bottom of this page, the Penguins’ had to lower their sleeve numbers slightly in order to make room for their 250th-anniversary patch (with thanks to Casey Blick). … Support our sponsors: Note that Jersey-Joe is offering free shipping on MLB jerseys this week, and the No Mas ad in the right-hand column now links directly to their cool line of T-shirts (including my all-time favorite). … Clinton Portis wore gold shoelaces on Sunday. Further details here (with thanks to Mike Peasley). … How many lower-leg irregularities can you spot in this photo? Or this one? (With thanks to Braden Russell.) … Yesterday I noted that many Illinois players wear “Team” on their nose bumpers. That led Joe J. to note that Eastern Michigan wears “Pride.” Any other interesting nose bumper messages floating around out there? … Man, did those Bills throwbacks look magnificent or what? And sure enough, just as I had suggested might be the case, their helmets had no American flag and no NFL logo (although they did appear to have the warning decal. … Jeremy Brahm notes that the Chinese Basketball Association uses a European-style 7 and the discarded NBA ball from last year (although the design on their all-star uniforms shows a standard ball). … Scott Player and his single-bar facemask are looking for a job.

 

203 comments to Rock Star Undergoes Foot Exam

  • =bg= | October 9, 2007 at 9:25 am |

    New dugout jackets for playoffs and 2008;

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

  • possum | October 9, 2007 at 9:33 am |

    Thanks for posting early Paul. I’m working early this week and I just yesterday I just kept staring at Sunday’s page trying to send you telepathic messages.

  • Robert | October 9, 2007 at 9:35 am |

    As I recall, there was a big lawsuit years ago that involved Mike Schmidt and perhaps others. I think that he had a contract to wear one brand of shoe, but altered another brand to look like the one he was contractually obligated to wear, and ended up getting sued. I came across the case one day in law school when I was bored and fiddling around on Westlaw.

  • dm00n | October 9, 2007 at 9:40 am |

    Jags are asking their fans to wear teal next week:

    Jaguars players returned home to Jacksonville with more than just a big win, they also brought with them an idea somewhat inspired by the sea of red shirts that flooded the stadium in Kansas City.

    “We would love it — this Sunday, we’re going to be in our teal jerseys and want all you fans out there to be in your teal shirts,” Mathis said.

  • dm00n | October 9, 2007 at 9:42 am |

    Chargers go powder blue next week:

    The Chargers will debut their new-look Powder Blue jerseys Sunday as they celebrate Alumni Weekend against the Raiders.

  • badly drawn boykins | October 9, 2007 at 9:44 am |

    The doctored shoe thing is/was popular in soccer too. For decades, adidas Copa Mundial was the go-to boot for serious soccer players. Players would wear the Copas instead the inferior brands they were endorsing, and simply black out the three stripes to hide them.

    I don’t think this is as prevalent these days, with the increased popularity of non-black boots and improvements in footwear technology.

  • Robert | October 9, 2007 at 9:44 am |

    [quote comment=”154440″]New dugout jackets for playoffs and 2008;

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

    That Giants jacket looks great. It is good to see that some teams are finally going back to understated dugout jackets.

    Unfortunately for me, the Reds have left some black accenting on their version, for no good reason at all. (For some reason, my efforts to insert a link to the photo are being rebuffed.)

  • Jason | October 9, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    I thought the “Jewboys” shirt was your favorite, Paul. Still a classic choice. My fave is this one.

  • dm00n | October 9, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    Nike leaves hockey:

    Thirteen years after it skated into the hockey industry with its purchase of the world’s largest hockey company, Nike is abandoning Canada’s national game.

    Last week, the iconic sports company whose simple swoosh logo is among the world’s most recognized, said it was putting on the block its flagging hockey division, known as NikeBauer.

  • Jason G. | October 9, 2007 at 10:03 am |

    As is probably the case with a lot of people who grew up in late 80’s/early 90’s, this is my favorite No-Mas shirt.

  • Stuby | October 9, 2007 at 10:05 am |

    Bad week for QBs named ‘Trent’ as they went 0-3 in the NFL. Last year, it seemed like every QB was named ‘Drew’. What happened to the good old days when QBs were named ‘Joe’?

  • Joe Drennan | October 9, 2007 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment=”154452″]Nike leaves hockey:

    Thirteen years after it skated into the hockey industry with its purchase of the world’s largest hockey company, Nike is abandoning Canada’s national game.

    Last week, the iconic sports company whose simple swoosh logo is among the world’s most recognized, said it was putting on the block its flagging hockey division, known as NikeBauer.

    [/quote]
    This is great. We might get Baurer back into hockey now without the annoying swoosh accompanying it. While I do own a pair of the old white nike rolleerblades, I never like them in the sport. It seemed to be out of their comfort zone. RBK annoys me too because they’re downplaying CCM, the greatest brand in hockey, but they’re producing quality equipment (jerseys not withstanding) and as a player I apprechiate that. Nikie did nothing for equipment advancement. They simply took what Bauer had produced and slapped their swoosh on it.

  • Pat | October 9, 2007 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”154468″]As is probably the case with a lot of people who grew up in late 80’s/early 90’s, this is my favorite No-Mas shirt.[/quote]

    That video may be the greatest thing ever put on you tube. I think I pulled one of those on my brother once. It was always a race to see who could press down-down-A first to be the Raiders. The other guy had to be the 49ers as a consolation prize. The only reason I would buy a Wii is to play that game again.

  • Alan #44 | October 9, 2007 at 10:11 am |

    That guy doing on field reporting during the Yankee game sure was wearing an ugly suit.

    And by the way, how many fucking times do I need to see a close up of the Cleveland manager!!!!!

  • Adam | October 9, 2007 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment=”154446″]Jags are asking their fans to wear teal next week:

    Jaguars players returned home to Jacksonville with more than just a big win, they also brought with them an idea somewhat inspired by the sea of red shirts that flooded the stadium in Kansas City.

    “We would love it — this Sunday, we’re going to be in our teal jerseys and want all you fans out there to be in your teal shirts,” Mathis said.

    [/quote]

    The Jaguars could HAND OUT Teal shirts and they still wouldnt play in front of a full house. They are too shaky to be considered a threat. People in this city (Jax) love winners and until they return to there prime, no full house

  • ThresherK | October 9, 2007 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”154448″]The doctored shoe thing is/was popular in soccer too….Players would wear the Copas instead the inferior brands they were endorsing, and simply black out the three stripes to hide them.[/quote]

    IIRC, Shep Messing (Cosmos goalie) cut his hand while cutting off the trademark swoosh or stripes from a supplied shoe while he endorsed another brand, ~30 years ago.

    Does this happen often?

  • Stuby | October 9, 2007 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”154476″][quote comment=”154448″]The doctored shoe thing is/was popular in soccer too….Players would wear the Copas instead the inferior brands they were endorsing, and simply black out the three stripes to hide them.[/quote]

    IIRC, Shep Messing (Cosmos goalie) cut his hand while cutting off the trademark swoosh or stripes from a supplied shoe while he endorsed another brand, ~30 years ago.

    Does this happen often?[/quote]
    What, hand-cutting?

  • Jason G. | October 9, 2007 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”154470″]Bad week for QBs named ‘Trent’ as they went 0-3 in the NFL. Last year, it seemed like every QB was named ‘Drew’. What happened to the good old days when QBs were named ‘Joe’?[/quote]

    My friends and I have conversations about QB names all the time. It always seems like the good QB’s (or at least the highly touted ones) have odd but epic sounding names. College football is particularly notorious for this. Guys like Colt Brennan, Colt McCoy, Brady Quinn, Major Applewhite, etc. As far as the NFL goes it doesn’t get more epic sounding than Joe Montana, sounds like a cowboy in a western. Dan Marino is pretty heroic sounding name.

  • Joe S | October 9, 2007 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”154444″]As I recall, there was a big lawsuit years ago that involved Mike Schmidt and perhaps others. I think that he had a contract to wear one brand of shoe, but altered another brand to look like the one he was contractually obligated to wear, and ended up getting sued. I came across the case one day in law school when I was bored and fiddling around on Westlaw.[/quote]
    Well, Mark & Paul. I hope you’re happy. You’re going to get this poor guy sued. He’s just trying to put food on the table and keep a roof over his family. You know you can’t do that on a baseball salary, so he endorses a product just to make ends meet. The man has to work TWO JOBS! And now you nag him because after all that hard work, he doesn’t want to come home with blistered feet. You guys should be ashamed of yourselves!

  • My name is not Earl | October 9, 2007 at 10:31 am |

    We all know the real reason Steinbrenner is going to fire Joe Torre: Steinbrenner’s a tradition-oriented guy, and he ptobably couldn’t stand the fact that Torre always seemed to be wearing that pullover instead of his jersey.

    Perhaps the Boss should institute a mandatory jersey rule for the next manager (as a New Orleans native, I’d like for that next manager to be Guidry, but I doubt that’s going to happen).

  • joe | October 9, 2007 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”154452″]Nike leaves hockey:

    Thirteen years after it skated into the hockey industry with its purchase of the world’s largest hockey company, Nike is abandoning Canada’s national game.

    Last week, the iconic sports company whose simple swoosh logo is among the world’s most recognized, said it was putting on the block its flagging hockey division, known as NikeBauer.

    [/quote]
    good now bauer might be good again. if only ccm could get away from RBK

  • I AM A WEREWOLF! | October 9, 2007 at 10:32 am |

    [quote comment=”154472″] The only reason I would buy a Wii is to play that game again.[/quote]

    PSSSSTTTT!!!
    http://www.virtualne...

    Hours and hours and hours and hours … wasted there.

    Unlike Todd Helton, I find the nike metal spikes brutal to wear. The metal spikes start puching through the sole and into your feet. Meanwhile, the Mizunos feel like sneakers filled with feathers.

  • Stuby | October 9, 2007 at 10:32 am |

    [quote comment=”154481″][quote comment=”154470″]Bad week for QBs named ‘Trent’ as they went 0-3 in the NFL. Last year, it seemed like every QB was named ‘Drew’. What happened to the good old days when QBs were named ‘Joe’?[/quote]

    My friends and I have conversations about QB names all the time. It always seems like the good QB’s (or at least the highly touted ones) have odd but epic sounding names. College football is particularly notorious for this. Guys like Colt Brennan, Colt McCoy, Brady Quinn, Major Applewhite, etc. As far as the NFL goes it doesn’t get more epic sounding than Joe Montana, sounds like a cowboy in a western. Dan Marino is pretty heroic sounding name.[/quote]
    I agree. Joe Namath and Johnny Unitas sound much more heroic than Drew Brees and Trent Dilfer.

  • Pete | October 9, 2007 at 10:32 am |

    The Bills’ throwbacks were nice last night, but I couldn’t help thinking the red helmet stripe looked off-center on several players’ helmets. Maybe it was just the shadows or something about the lighting on the broadcast.

    OMG…”wear your teal.” Yeah, because TEAL strikes fear in the hearts of the visitors. “Watch out for those guys – they’re wearing TEAL.” Un-huh, sure. They’re better off going for a black-out. As Dwight Schrute says, “Black is best because it’s the most intimidating.”

    China gets NBA hand-me-down balls. Just lovely.

  • Jason G. | October 9, 2007 at 10:32 am |

    [quote comment=”154472″][quote comment=”154468″]As is probably the case with a lot of people who grew up in late 80’s/early 90’s, this is my favorite No-Mas shirt.[/quote]

    That video may be the greatest thing ever put on you tube. I think I pulled one of those on my brother once. It was always a race to see who could press down-down-A first to be the Raiders. The other guy had to be the 49ers as a consolation prize. The only reason I would buy a Wii is to play that game again.[/quote]

    You can play all the classic Nintendo games on your PC if you get an emulator and the roms to go with it. Do an internet search and you can find them. Just remember that you can only use these for backup purposes (wink,wink,nudge,nudge). Also don’t underestimate the Bears on that game. Great defense and Payton is almost as good as Bo.

  • ben | October 9, 2007 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”154471″][quote comment=”154452″]Nike leaves hockey:
    RBK annoys me too because they’re downplaying CCM, the greatest brand in hockey, but they’re producing quality equipment (jerseys not withstanding) and as a player I apprechiate that. Nikie did nothing for equipment advancement. They simply took what Bauer had produced and slapped their swoosh on it.[/quote]

    I think thats a great point. While Nike never really did anything new-and in fact actually hurt the Bauer/Cooper lines of gear, RBK has really come out swinging with some great stuff. But also, RBK has CCM and Jofa products to sell. CCM was always right there with Bauer for skates, and JOFA was (globally) pretty dominate in protective gear. It just never felt like Nike was into hockey, and didn’t really “get it”. It started with this horrible white Fedorov skates (which hurt to wear and where just crap quality wise for the price). The one90’s are amazing-but for a few hundred less you can get Grafs which are still the Cadillac of hockey skates.

    As for inline, forget about it. RBK has really come on strong there, not to mention companies like Tour and Mission. There’s much more competition now than we could have imagined in the mid 1990s when all these conglomerates formed, which is great for the consumer. Just look at the “skate wars” going on in line.

  • I AM A WEREWOLF! | October 9, 2007 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment=”154490″] Also don’t underestimate the Bears on that game. Great defense and Payton is almost as good as Bo.[/quote]
    This morning I was steam rolled by Denver.

    Elway, Dorsett and Mecklenberg.

    Even Tom Jackson.

  • Stuby | October 9, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”154485″]We all know the real reason Steinbrenner is going to fire Joe Torre: Steinbrenner’s a tradition-oriented guy, and he ptobably couldn’t stand the fact that Torre always seemed to be wearing that pullover instead of his jersey.

    Perhaps the Boss should institute a mandatory jersey rule for the next manager (as a New Orleans native, I’d like for that next manager to be Guidry, but I doubt that’s going to happen).[/quote]
    Interesting that Torre was wearing his jersey at the post-game press conference – perhaps his last appearance as Yankee Manager.

  • Low Impact Development | October 9, 2007 at 10:41 am |

    The Bills uniforms are great, except for the memories of O.J. Simpson.

  • Portland Web Designer | October 9, 2007 at 10:45 am |

    End the Drew Bledsoe Era officially, Buffalo, and bring back the old unis in tact (looking at you, Chargers).

  • Mark | October 9, 2007 at 10:49 am |

    Melvin Mora signed with Under Armour before this season, and was wearing their shoes and batting gloves…until he turned up in a pair of Franklin batting gloves midway through the season. At first, the Franklin logo was just blacked out, but after a week or so, the gloves had magically grown Under Armour logos!
    Mora eventually returned to regular UA batting gloves.

  • Matt B | October 9, 2007 at 10:51 am |

    >What happened to the good old days when QBs were named ‘Joe’?

    They ruined all our best names, like Bruce and Lance and Julian!

  • Eriq Jaffe | October 9, 2007 at 10:54 am |

    The Penguins have a 250th Anniversary patch? ;)

  • denverjason | October 9, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    Wow! Yesterday’s discussion between Gil68 and UW was one of the better “who’s on first?” conversations I have ever read. Great work guys!

  • Seth H | October 9, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    A case of uniforms impacting player decisions: At a talk by Art Shamsky which I attended last weekend, Shamsky stated that he signed with the Reds as a teenager because he liked the vest uniforms they wore in the early 60s.

  • Stuby | October 9, 2007 at 11:03 am |

    Watching the highlights from last night, Torre actually wore his jersey out to the mound to pull Wang. :^)

  • Ben | October 9, 2007 at 11:03 am |

    Who are the guys on the NFL sidelines wearing officials uniforms with the exception of either an all white collared or maroon collared shirt. Clearly not ball boys or chain-gang members.

  • Joey Guns | October 9, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”154473″]That guy doing on field reporting during the Yankee game sure was wearing an ugly suit.

    And by the way, how many fucking times do I need to see a close up of the Cleveland manager!!!!![/quote]

    Craig Sager always has the ugliest suits possible. It’s become his trademark.

    Look at this gem:

    http://thesportshern...

  • Jason G. | October 9, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”154511″]Who are the guys on the NFL sidelines wearing officials uniforms with the exception of either an all white collared or maroon collared shirt. Clearly not ball boys or chain-gang members.[/quote]

    Could one of these be the guy with the “K ball”?

  • Stuby | October 9, 2007 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”154512″][quote comment=”154473″]That guy doing on field reporting during the Yankee game sure was wearing an ugly suit.

    And by the way, how many fucking times do I need to see a close up of the Cleveland manager!!!!![/quote]

    Craig Sager always has the ugliest suits possible.

    It’s become his trademark.

    Look at this gem:

    http://thesportshern...
    Sager’s got nothing on this guy.

  • Matthew S. | October 9, 2007 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”154513″][quote comment=”154511″]Who are the guys on the NFL sidelines wearing officials uniforms with the exception of either an all white collared or maroon collared shirt. Clearly not ball boys or chain-gang members.[/quote]

    Could one of these be the guy with the “K ball”?[/quote]

    If they’re wearing red hats and are wearing headphones and a mic, at least one of them could be the TV official who is responsible for talking to the booth and signalling to the field officials when the broadcast is back from commercial so that the game can resume.

  • jesse | October 9, 2007 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”154472″][quote comment=”154468″]As is probably the case with a lot of people who grew up in late 80’s/early 90’s, this is my favorite No-Mas shirt.[/quote]

    That video may be the greatest thing ever put on you tube. I think I pulled one of those on my brother once. It was always a race to see who could press down-down-A first to be the Raiders. The other guy had to be the 49ers as a consolation prize. The only reason I would buy a Wii is to play that game again.[/quote]

    You could pick the Giants. LT could get him off the field every once and a while, and he could block all of the extra points.

  • Kel | October 9, 2007 at 11:21 am |

    OK, I will admit to stupidity. But I don’t understand the joke of the “Fuck Face” tshirt. Can some kind soul take pity on an overtired UniWatch fan and explain it?

  • Jason G. | October 9, 2007 at 11:25 am |

    There was a Billy Ripken baseball card in the 80’s where he’s holding a bat that says Fuck Face on the bottom. The cards were immediately pulled and are worth a good amount of money today.

  • Pat | October 9, 2007 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”154521″]OK, I will admit to stupidity. But I don’t understand the joke of the “Fuck Face” tshirt. Can some kind soul take pity on an overtired UniWatch fan and explain it?[/quote]

    http://www.sportsbas...

  • Matthew S. | October 9, 2007 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”154521″]OK, I will admit to stupidity. But I don’t understand the joke of the “Fuck Face” tshirt. Can some kind soul take pity on an overtired UniWatch fan and explain it?[/quote]

    This should explain everything for you Kel: http://www.sportsbas...

    Baseball players are great pranksters.

  • badly drawn boykins | October 9, 2007 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”154521″]OK, I will admit to stupidity. But I don’t understand the joke of the “Fuck Face” tshirt. Can some kind soul take pity on an overtired UniWatch fan and explain it?[/quote]
    It’s from a Billy Ripken baseball card.

  • Dwight | October 9, 2007 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”154521″]OK, I will admit to stupidity. But I don’t understand the joke of the “Fuck Face” tshirt. Can some kind soul take pity on an overtired UniWatch fan and explain it?[/quote]

    An old Billy Ripken (w/ the Orioles) baseball card from the 80s (i think) had “fuck face” written on the knob of the bat he was holding

  • Matthew S. | October 9, 2007 at 11:26 am |

    Wow, Pat and Jason G and I all responded at, according to the timing, 11:25 am. Scary. Good job guys for beating me to it.

  • Jason G. | October 9, 2007 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”154521″]OK, I will admit to stupidity. But I don’t understand the joke of the “Fuck Face” tshirt. Can some kind soul take pity on an overtired UniWatch fan and explain it?[/quote]

    Here’s a pic.

  • doogie | October 9, 2007 at 11:27 am |

    more shoe talk please!

    hey Paul have you ever covered visors in hockey? i recently started playing forward instead of goalie, and i felt it was necessary to spend almost 100 bucks on the oakley visor that looked by far the best with my bauer 4000…ala Marcus Naslund and Joe Sakic etc etc

  • Dwight | October 9, 2007 at 11:27 am |

    Nice response Uni-watch readers – and no smart-ass comments! Atta-boys!

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | October 9, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    For you Comisky Park fans that were remeniscing yesterday… at UncommonGoods.com they have some pretty neat cufflinks made out of old baseball seats from some of the old stadiums. You will have to search for item no. 15048, it would not let me link directly.

  • Graf Zeppelin | October 9, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    WORST QB FIRST NAME OF ALL TIME: Browning Nagle

    RUNNERS UP:

    Bubby Brister
    Trent Dilfer
    June Jones
    Peyton Manning (sorry)
    Donovan McNabb
    Cade McNown
    Steadman Shealy
    Heath Shuler
    Whit Taylor
    Norris Weese

  • Dane | October 9, 2007 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”154517″][quote comment=”154512″][quote comment=”154473″]That guy doing on field reporting during the Yankee game sure was wearing an ugly suit.[/quote]

    It’s become his trademark.

    Look at this gem:

    http://thesportshern...
    Sager’s got nothing on this guy.[/quote]

    Could you imagine the carnage if Craig Sager and Don Cherry were in the same studio together? Great googly moogly, flat-screen TVs would melt off the wall with that image burning their pixels.

  • Pat | October 9, 2007 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”154533″]WORST QB FIRST NAME OF ALL TIME: Browning Nagle

    RUNNERS UP:

    Bubby Brister
    Trent Dilfer
    June Jones
    Peyton Manning (sorry)
    Donovan McNabb
    Cade McNown
    Steadman Shealy
    Heath Shuler
    Whit Taylor
    Norris Weese[/quote]

    Why sorry? It’s a little girl’s name.

  • badly drawn boykins | October 9, 2007 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”154480″][quote comment=”154476″][quote comment=”154448″]The doctored shoe thing is/was popular in soccer too….Players would wear the Copas instead the inferior brands they were endorsing, and simply black out the three stripes to hide them.[/quote]

    IIRC, Shep Messing (Cosmos goalie) cut his hand while cutting off the trademark swoosh or stripes from a supplied shoe while he endorsed another brand, ~30 years ago.

    Does this happen often?[/quote]
    What, hand-cutting?[/quote]
    Hand-cutting, probably not that often, but the logo-stripping moreso. Until very recently, soccer shoes were really, really primitive, just black leather with some marking, so it was easy to take an adidas and slap another logo on it.

    Nowadays though, each brand has a distinctive look, and with different colored boots abound, it’s much harder (and probably less necessary) to fake a different brand.

  • Korch | October 9, 2007 at 11:35 am |

    Pic of Helton wearing Nike Air Max 360’s during a workout:

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Alan #44 | October 9, 2007 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”154517″][quote comment=”154512″][quote comment=”154473″]That guy doing on field reporting during the Yankee game sure was wearing an ugly suit.

    And by the way, how many fucking times do I need to see a close up of the Cleveland manager!!!!![/quote]

    Craig Sager always has the ugliest suits possible.

    It’s become his trademark.

    Look at this gem:

    http://thesportshern...
    Sager’s got nothing on this guy.[/quote]

    He looks like the Grand Wizard of Wrestling.
    Don Cherry is in a class by himself. But he also is a RIOT!!! Check out his You Tube videos.

  • todd krevanchi | October 9, 2007 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”154512″][quote comment=”154473″]That guy doing on field reporting during the Yankee game sure was wearing an ugly suit.

    And by the way, how many fucking times do I need to see a close up of the Cleveland manager!!!!![/quote]

    Craig Sager always has the ugliest suits possible.

    It’s become his trademark.

    Look at this gem:

    http://thesportshern...

    youre absolutely right its become his trademark. its as though, every day before going to work he says, “im gonna be on national television tonight. what kind of blazer can i wear in order for me to look as ridiculous as possible.”

    oh, and about torre?
    when larussa leaves this off season to go to seattle, i for one, as a cardinal fan, will welcome back joe torre as cardinal manager with open arms..

  • Ben | October 9, 2007 at 11:35 am |

    The guys on the NFL sideline are the “K” kicking ball holders. Those ball boys have blue sweatpants and an orange K vest along with a front pouch for the ball. It is also not the TV crew guy who signals for commercials. No orange oven mitt or florescent hat. These guys look exactly like officials just collared shirts. I assumed it was a back-up official but usually like in the playoffs they wear the full uniform with an all-black jacket and part of their uniform top is uncovered.

  • Philly Bill | October 9, 2007 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”154538″][quote comment=”154517″][quote comment=”154512″][quote comment=”154473″]That guy doing on field reporting during the Yankee game sure was wearing an ugly suit.

    And by the way, how many fucking times do I need to see a close up of the Cleveland manager!!!!![/quote]

    Craig Sager always has the ugliest suits possible.

    It’s become his trademark.

    Look at this gem:

    http://thesportshern...
    Sager’s got nothing on this guy.[/quote]

    He looks like the Grand Wizard of Wrestling.
    Don Cherry is in a class by himself. But he also is a RIOT!!! Check out his You Tube videos.[/quote]

    This guy was also known for his garish suits during ABC’s NBA broadcasts.

    But yeah, when it comes to ostentatious haberdashery, all must stand in awe of Grapes.

  • Stuby | October 9, 2007 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”154533″]WORST QB FIRST NAME OF ALL TIME: Browning Nagle

    RUNNERS UP:

    Bubby Brister
    Trent Dilfer
    June Jones
    Peyton Manning (sorry)
    Donovan McNabb
    Cade McNown
    Steadman Shealy
    Heath Shuler
    Whit Taylor
    Norris Weese[/quote]
    Byron Leftwich
    Dieter Brock
    Lynn Dickey

  • Stuby | October 9, 2007 at 11:45 am |

    [quote comment=”154546″][quote comment=”154538″][quote comment=”154517″][quote comment=”154512″][quote comment=”154473″]That guy doing on field reporting during the Yankee game sure was wearing an ugly suit.

    And by the way, how many fucking times do I need to see a close up of the Cleveland manager!!!!![/quote]

    Craig Sager always has the ugliest suits possible.

    It’s become his trademark.

    Look at this gem:

    http://thesportshern...
    Sager’s got nothing on this guy.[/quote]

    He looks like the Grand Wizard of Wrestling.
    Don Cherry is in a class by himself. But he also is a RIOT!!! Check out his You Tube videos.[/quote]

    This guy was also known for his garish suits during ABC’s NBA broadcasts.

    But yeah, when it comes to ostentatious haberdashery, all must stand in awe of Grapes.[/quote]
    The Godfather of Garishness was, of course, Lindsey Nelson. I couldn’t find a good picture of him, unfortunately.

  • Graf Zeppelin | October 9, 2007 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”154547″][quote comment=”154533″]WORST QB FIRST NAME OF ALL TIME: Browning Nagle

    RUNNERS UP:

    Bubby Brister
    Trent Dilfer
    June Jones
    Peyton Manning (sorry)
    Donovan McNabb
    Cade McNown
    Steadman Shealy
    Heath Shuler
    Whit Taylor
    Norris Weese[/quote]
    Byron Leftwich
    Dieter Brock
    Lynn Dickey[/quote]

    Cody Carlson
    Gale Gilbert
    Rusty Hilger
    Tracy Ham
    Blair Kiel
    Babe Laufenberg
    Brady Quinn

  • Jason | October 9, 2007 at 11:57 am |

    Always been a fan of this guy. Not Jimmy Connors, btw.

  • Shane S. | October 9, 2007 at 11:57 am |

    Does anyone here know anything about the Angels ever wearing a black jersey? A friend of mine said that a friend of his has one and he would really like to know about it.

    Thanks

  • Shane | October 9, 2007 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”154529″]more shoe talk please!

    hey Paul have you ever covered visors in hockey? i recently started playing forward instead of goalie, and i felt it was necessary to spend almost 100 bucks on the oakley visor that looked by far the best with my bauer 4000…ala Marcus Naslund and Joe Sakic etc etc[/quote]

    I’ve always wondered why no one’s ever tried using a visor on a goalie mask instead of bars. Is there not a strong enough material available?

  • Rich | October 9, 2007 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”154547″][quote comment=”154533″]WORST QB FIRST NAME OF ALL TIME: Browning Nagle

    RUNNERS UP:

    Bubby Brister
    Trent Dilfer
    June Jones
    Peyton Manning (sorry)
    Donovan McNabb
    Cade McNown
    Steadman Shealy
    Heath Shuler
    Whit Taylor
    Norris Weese[/quote]
    Byron Leftwich
    Dieter Brock
    Lynn Dickey[/quote]

    Gus Frerotte

  • Trevor Kruger | October 9, 2007 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”154446″]Jags are asking their fans to wear teal next week:

    Jaguars players returned home to Jacksonville with more than just a big win, they also brought with them an idea somewhat inspired by the sea of red shirts that flooded the stadium in Kansas City.

    “We would love it — this Sunday, we’re going to be in our teal jerseys and want all you fans out there to be in your teal shirts,” Mathis said.

    [/quote]
    We never asked fans to wear red…It just kind of happened. Traditions are a lot cooler when they aren’t forced(I’m looking at you black/white/red/gold/teal/any other color out there-outs all across the nation)

  • Jeff | October 9, 2007 at 12:02 pm |

    WORST QB FIRST NAME OF ALL TIME: Browning Nagle

    RUNNERS UP:

    Bubby Brister
    Trent Dilfer
    June Jones
    Peyton Manning (sorry)
    Donovan McNabb
    Cade McNown
    Steadman Shealy
    Heath Shuler
    Whit Taylor
    Norris Weese

    What about Spurgeon Wynn! Horrible name and Horrible QB!!!!

  • Trevor Kruger | October 9, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”154554″][quote comment=”154547″][quote comment=”154533″]WORST QB FIRST NAME OF ALL TIME: Browning Nagle

    RUNNERS UP:

    Bubby Brister
    Trent Dilfer
    June Jones
    Peyton Manning (sorry)
    Donovan McNabb
    Cade McNown
    Steadman Shealy
    Heath Shuler
    Whit Taylor
    Norris Weese[/quote]
    Byron Leftwich
    Dieter Brock
    Lynn Dickey[/quote]

    Gus Frerotte[/quote]
    Elvis Grbac

  • Trevor Kruger | October 9, 2007 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”154559″][quote comment=”154554″][quote comment=”154547″][quote comment=”154533″]WORST QB FIRST NAME OF ALL TIME: Browning Nagle

    RUNNERS UP:

    Bubby Brister
    Trent Dilfer
    June Jones
    Peyton Manning (sorry)
    Donovan McNabb
    Cade McNown
    Steadman Shealy
    Heath Shuler
    Whit Taylor
    Norris Weese[/quote]
    Byron Leftwich
    Dieter Brock
    Lynn Dickey[/quote]

    Gus Frerotte[/quote]
    Elvis Grbac[/quote]
    oh, and my favorite Iowa State QB of all-time: Sage Rosenfels

    and Seneca Wallace is another good name from ISU.

  • dm00n | October 9, 2007 at 12:07 pm |

    I’ve always wondered why no one’s ever tried using a visor on a goalie mask instead of bars. Is there not a strong enough material available?

    Even if you could be sure the visor wouldn’t break, you’d have to worry about puck marks. They would either block your vision or just be annoying.

    Plus they probably wouldn’t want to be more closed in, the masks look like they get hot enough as it is.

  • E Ro | October 9, 2007 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”154452″]Nike leaves hockey:

    Thirteen years after it skated into the hockey industry with its purchase of the world’s largest hockey company, Nike is abandoning Canada’s national game.

    Last week, the iconic sports company whose simple swoosh logo is among the world’s most recognized, said it was putting on the block its flagging hockey division, known as NikeBauer.

    [/quote]

    This is potentially great news, I have been so upset about the swoosh being pasted next to the bauer logo in the couple of years. Will equipment = cooper, and skates = bauer?? in my dreams.

    Hopefully reebok will follow suit, Their looks like it belongs in Pro Beach Hockey. Those two-tone helmets with the ugly different color holes in the side are too much for me. Actually they look good outside of that. I also hate that they changed the ccm logo this year, come on, it has been the same forever, it just makes me think hockey.

  • Shane | October 9, 2007 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”154561″][quote comment=”154559″][quote comment=”154554″][quote comment=”154547″][quote comment=”154533″]WORST QB FIRST NAME OF ALL TIME: Browning Nagle

    RUNNERS UP:

    Bubby Brister
    Trent Dilfer
    June Jones
    Peyton Manning (sorry)
    Donovan McNabb
    Cade McNown
    Steadman Shealy
    Heath Shuler
    Whit Taylor
    Norris Weese[/quote]
    Byron Leftwich
    Dieter Brock
    Lynn Dickey[/quote]

    Gus Frerotte[/quote]
    Elvis Grbac[/quote]
    oh, and my favorite Iowa State QB of all-time: Sage Rosenfels

    and Seneca Wallace is another good name from ISU.[/quote]

    Scott Zolak. I always used to think of Zorak from Space Ghost.

  • Stuby | October 9, 2007 at 12:10 pm |

    The Best QB Names:

    Bart Starr
    Johnny Unitas
    Jim Plunkett
    Joe Montana
    Sonny Jurgensen
    Sammy Baugh
    Joe Namath
    Brian Sipe
    Jack Kemp
    John Brodie
    Jim Zorn

    Some more bad ones:

    Fran Tarkenton
    Terry Hanratty
    Quincy Carter

  • MLB2PDX | October 9, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”154562″]

    I’ve always wondered why no one’s ever tried using a visor on a goalie mask instead of bars. Is there not a strong enough material available?

    Even if you could be sure the visor wouldn’t break, you’d have to worry about puck marks. They would either block your vision or just be annoying.

    Plus they probably wouldn’t want to be more closed in, the masks look like they get hot enough as it is.[/quote]

    Also, part of the game is for opposing players to spray the goalie with ice when skating/stopping near the goal. Which would stick to a visor.

  • E Ro | October 9, 2007 at 12:14 pm |

    Here an interesting article from the NHL.com front page about Oakland briefly wearing Gold skates

    link

  • todd krevanchi | October 9, 2007 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”154548″][quote comment=”154546″][quote comment=”154538″][quote comment=”154517″][quote comment=”154512″][quote comment=”154473″]That guy doing on field reporting during the Yankee game sure was wearing an ugly suit.

    And by the way, how many fucking times do I need to see a close up of the Cleveland manager!!!!![/quote]

    Craig Sager always has the ugliest suits possible.

    It’s become his trademark.

    Look at this gem:

    http://thesportshern...
    Sager’s got nothing on this guy.[/quote]

    He looks like the Grand Wizard of Wrestling.
    Don Cherry is in a class by himself. But he also is a RIOT!!! Check out his You Tube videos.[/quote]

    This guy was also known for his garish suits during ABC’s NBA broadcasts.

    But yeah, when it comes to ostentatious haberdashery, all must stand in awe of Grapes.[/quote]
    The Godfather of Garishness was, of course, Lindsey Nelson. I couldn’t find a good picture of him, unfortunately.[/quote]

    heywood hale broun was brutal when it came to sportcoats and blazers as well…

    interesting note about sager on his wik page.
    i guess his eccentric sport coat ways started early in his career…

    “What many people do not know about Sager is that he is the fan who was waiting for Henry Aaron at home plate after Aaron hit his 715th home run. Sager can be easily recognized in the fracas at home plate after the home run because of his long white overcoat that he was wearing.”

    sure enough i checked, and sure enough, sager is easily spotted at home…
    same haircut, ahem, piece, same obnoxious sport coat.

    im just curious that if he was “the fan” waiting there, how did “a fan” get there to begin with? especially because of all the tension and threats going on throughout the pursuit.
    was there a fan contest to greet hank when he beat the record?
    or is it an incorrect statement and was sager working as an on field reporter that night?

    id be interested to know.

  • Kel | October 9, 2007 at 12:15 pm |

    My gratitude for the immediate and prolific responses! Now I understand why it’s a favorite. :)

  • Shane | October 9, 2007 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”154567″][quote comment=”154562″]

    I’ve always wondered why no one’s ever tried using a visor on a goalie mask instead of bars. Is there not a strong enough material available?

    Even if you could be sure the visor wouldn’t break, you’d have to worry about puck marks. They would either block your vision or just be annoying.

    Plus they probably wouldn’t want to be more closed in, the masks look like they get hot enough as it is.[/quote]

    Also, part of the game is for opposing players to spray the goalie with ice when skating/stopping near the goal. Which would stick to a visor.[/quote]

    Bah, just throw a squegee on top of the net along with the water bottle.

    Now that I think about it, you’d have to take the mask off to drink water with a visor. Maybe that’s why.

  • Jason G. | October 9, 2007 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”154562″]

    I’ve always wondered why no one’s ever tried using a visor on a goalie mask instead of bars. Is there not a strong enough material available?

    Even if you could be sure the visor wouldn’t break, you’d have to worry about puck marks. They would either block your vision or just be annoying.

    Plus they probably wouldn’t want to be more closed in, the masks look like they get hot enough as it is.[/quote]

    I pretty sure 1/2″ thick Lexan is bullet proof. However, the problems you mentioned would still stand.

  • joe | October 9, 2007 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”154529″]more shoe talk please!

    hey Paul have you ever covered visors in hockey? i recently started playing forward instead of goalie, and i felt it was necessary to spend almost 100 bucks on the oakley visor that looked by far the best with my bauer 4000…ala Marcus Naslund and Joe Sakic etc etc[/quote]

    hopefully nit, colored visors are lame.

  • Charlie | October 9, 2007 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”154565″][quote comment=”154561″][quote comment=”154559″][quote comment=”154554″][quote comment=”154547″][quote comment=”154533″]WORST QB FIRST NAME OF ALL TIME: Browning Nagle

    RUNNERS UP:

    Bubby Brister
    Trent Dilfer
    June Jones
    Peyton Manning (sorry)
    Donovan McNabb
    Cade McNown
    Steadman Shealy
    Heath Shuler
    Whit Taylor
    Norris Weese[/quote]
    Byron Leftwich
    Dieter Brock
    Lynn Dickey[/quote]

    Gus Frerotte[/quote]
    Elvis Grbac[/quote]
    oh, and my favorite Iowa State QB of all-time: Sage Rosenfels

    and Seneca Wallace is another good name from ISU.[/quote]

    Scott Zolak. I always used to think of Zorak from Space Ghost.[/quote]

    Kordell Stewart (and all Steeler fans shudder)

  • Shane | October 9, 2007 at 12:23 pm |

    UT had a quarterback a few years back called Major Applewhite. I’m still not sure if that’s completely lame or quite awesome.

  • joe | October 9, 2007 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”154572″]
    Bah, just throw a squegee on top of the net along with the water bottle.

    Now that I think about it, you’d have to take the mask off to drink water with a visor. Maybe that’s why.[/quote]

    in the middle of the action, “hello, Mr. ref can you stop the action so I can squeege my mask?” Lexan is a dumb idea for a goalie mask.

  • Marty Met | October 9, 2007 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”154548″][quote comment=”154546″][quote comment=”154538″][quote comment=”154517″][quote comment=”154512″][quote comment=”154473″]That guy doing on field reporting during the Yankee game sure was wearing an ugly suit.

    And by the way, how many fucking times do I need to see a close up of the Cleveland manager!!!!![/quote]

    Craig Sager always has the ugliest suits possible.

    It’s become his trademark.

    Look at this gem:

    http://thesportshern...
    Sager’s got nothing on this guy.[/quote]

    He looks like the Grand Wizard of Wrestling.
    Don Cherry is in a class by himself. But he also is a RIOT!!! Check out his You Tube videos.[/quote]

    This guy was also known for his garish suits during ABC’s NBA broadcasts.

    But yeah, when it comes to ostentatious haberdashery, all must stand in awe of Grapes.[/quote]
    The Godfather of Garishness was, of course, Lindsey Nelson. I couldn’t find a good picture of him, unfortunately.[/quote]

    Nelson ALWAYS wore multi-colored plaid sports jackets (Over 300 of which he was reputed to have owned) during the Mets broadcasts. They often clashed with the set and his other surroundings and caused scintillation to the picture when his image was being broadcast, the television technology of the time being inadequate to represent them accurately.

    also Nelson never sent any of his jackets to the cleaners and they smelled worse than a sanitation worker strike in August.

  • kj | October 9, 2007 at 12:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”154538″]
    Don Cherry is in a class by himself.[/quote]

    He sure is–he’s a doddering old fool whom the game passed by some twenty years ago. I can’t stand him.

  • Andy McKillop | October 9, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    I don’t think it’s been mentioned. But EA Sports has started a contest, in which you design you own NBA jersey. They give you all the drawing tools online.

    There is also a gallery of what EA thinks are the best jerseys so far.

  • CJ | October 9, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    I love the personalized UniWatch Jersey Joe ad.

    Free Shipping! (Even the purple ones)

    Gave me a good laugh this morning.

  • Graf Zeppelin | October 9, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”154576″]UT had a quarterback a few years back called Major Applewhite. I’m still not sure if that’s completely lame or quite awesome.[/quote]

    Reminds me of Marshall Applewhite, the Hale-Bopp Comet/Heaven’s Gate suicide cult guy.

  • Andy McKillop | October 9, 2007 at 12:31 pm |
  • jack | October 9, 2007 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”154452″]Nike leaves hockey:

    Thirteen years after it skated into the hockey industry with its purchase of the world’s largest hockey company, Nike is abandoning Canada’s national game.

    Last week, the iconic sports company whose simple swoosh logo is among the world’s most recognized, said it was putting on the block its flagging hockey division, known as NikeBauer.

    [/quote]

    Canada’s national sport is lacrosse, contrary to pupular belief

  • ThresherK | October 9, 2007 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”154573″][quote comment=”154562″]

    I’ve always wondered why no one’s ever tried using a visor on a goalie mask instead of bars. Is there not a strong enough material available?

    Even if you could be sure the visor wouldn’t break, you’d have to worry about puck marks. They would either block your vision or just be annoying.

    Plus they probably wouldn’t want to be more closed in, the masks look like they get hot enough as it is.[/quote]

    I pretty sure 1/2″ thick Lexan is bullet proof. However, the problems you mentioned would still stand.[/quote]

    But I can’t imagine the refraction when it’s bent helping a goalie stop pucks.

  • The Modernish Father | October 9, 2007 at 12:41 pm |

    Meanwhile, check out the bag of seeds in Matt Holliday’s pocket

    Yeah, Holliday’s apparently addicted to the seeds. My brother and I watched him guzzle down at least six bags in the outfield during a Rockies-Astros game a few months ago.

  • The Modernish Father | October 9, 2007 at 12:42 pm |

    Meanwhile, check out the bag of seeds in Matt Holliday’s pocket

    Yeah, Holliday’s apparently addicted to the seeds. My brother and I watched him guzzle down at least six bags in the outfield during a Rockies-Astros game a few months ago.

    At one point, he even had to make a quick trip to the bullpen between batters to get some more in the middle of an inning.

    Dude likes the seeds.

  • kj | October 9, 2007 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”154587″]Canada’s national sport is lacrosse, contrary to pupular belief[/quote]

    Actually, while that was true, this leads me to think that changed in 1994. Now, they’re both recognized as national sports.

  • Philly Bill | October 9, 2007 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”154569″]interesting note about sager on his wik page.
    i guess his eccentric sport coat ways started early in his career…

    “What many people do not know about Sager is that he is the fan who was waiting for Henry Aaron at home plate after Aaron hit his 715th home run. Sager can be easily recognized in the fracas at home plate after the home run because of his long white overcoat that he was wearing.”

    sure enough i checked, and sure enough, sager is easily spotted at home…
    same haircut, ahem, piece, same obnoxious sport coat.

    im just curious that if he was “the fan” waiting there, how did “a fan” get there to begin with? especially because of all the tension and threats going on throughout the pursuit.
    was there a fan contest to greet hank when he beat the record?
    or is it an incorrect statement and was sager working as an on field reporter that night?

    id be interested to know.[/quote]

    Believe it or not, I actually knew that. I always point it out to some unsuspecting bystander when the Aaron HR footage is shown.

    My understanding is that Sager was working at the game as a small-time radio reporter. He wasn’t just a fan who ran onto the field.

  • Philly Bill | October 9, 2007 at 12:49 pm |

    BTW, the guys who ran the bases with Hank were just fans, and they didn’t seem to find much resistance in getting onto the field. But anyway, I think Sager is just erroneously lumped in with those guys.

  • Alan #44 | October 9, 2007 at 12:49 pm |

    Byron Leftwich

    You mean Brian Lefkowitz?

  • Joe Drennan | October 9, 2007 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”154589″][quote comment=”154573″][quote comment=”154562″]

    I’ve always wondered why no one’s ever tried using a visor on a goalie mask instead of bars. Is there not a strong enough material available?

    Even if you could be sure the visor wouldn’t break, you’d have to worry about puck marks. They would either block your vision or just be annoying.

    Plus they probably wouldn’t want to be more closed in, the masks look like they get hot enough as it is.[/quote]

    I pretty sure 1/2″ thick Lexan is bullet proof. However, the problems you mentioned would still stand.[/quote]

    But I can’t imagine the refraction when it’s bent helping a goalie stop pucks.[/quote]
    I don’t know what company it was, but I know one tried to incorperate such a mask design about 10-15 years back. My understanding was that it was an approved professional Cat_eye cage for the youth levels. The Cat-Eye is not approved for USA Hockey players under 18 or in college because a stick end can fit through the eye holes, that’s why you see the grid style cage at that level untill rescently companies started getting creative.

    As a goalie I think a clear scheild is a bad idea as it’s kind of hard to allow for the steam the body ommits to leave a helmet if it’s clsoed in with a scheild. Ask any youth player with an Itech mask and they’re always wiping off fog between shifts or trying the newest miracle ointment to rub on there before a game. I hear shampoo works the best.

    The current goalie mask is awsome and the way the bars are aligned there is no problem with visability. Now that I’m old enough to wear a cat eye things are even better.

  • Rich | October 9, 2007 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”154586″]The gallery link is:[/quote]

    Geez, EA’s favorites are all…well, horrible!

  • Portland Graphic Designer | October 9, 2007 at 12:53 pm |

    Bad QB name: Will Furrer. Just a bad name to have in life, generally.

  • Joba Chamberlain | October 9, 2007 at 12:55 pm |

    Those are all ter[quote comment=”154602″][quote comment=”154586″]The gallery link is:[/quote]

    Geez, EA’s favorites are all…well, horrible![/quote]

    Was that generated by some kind of clip art application? Just attrocious.

  • CJ | October 9, 2007 at 12:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”154582″]I don’t think it’s been mentioned. But EA Sports has started a contest, in which you design you own NBA jersey. They give you all the drawing tools online.

    There is also a gallery of what EA thinks are the best jerseys so far.

    [/quote]

    Man, I made a nice Sixers Stars & Stripes motif jersey. I wish I could get a pic of it. . .

  • Rich | October 9, 2007 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”154602″][quote comment=”154586″]The gallery link is:[/quote]

    Geez, EA’s favorites are all…well, horrible![/quote]

    and it’s too bad you can’t edit the team names. I would bring back the “Bullets”, the way it SHOULD be!

  • Dave A | October 9, 2007 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”154602″][quote comment=”154586″]The gallery link is:[/quote]

    Geez, EA’s favorites are all…well, horrible![/quote]

    Looks like the basketball version of MLB’s Turn Ahead The Clock jerseys.

  • todd krevanchi | October 9, 2007 at 1:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”154594″]

    Meanwhile, check out the bag of seeds in Matt Holliday’s pocket

    Yeah, Holliday’s apparently addicted to the seeds. My brother and I watched him guzzle down at least six bags in the outfield during a Rockies-Astros game a few months ago.

    At one point, he even had to make a quick trip to the bullpen between batters to get some more in the middle of an inning.

    Dude likes the seeds.[/quote]

    i might assume that he is attempting to quit chewing. when i quit, i had a hell of a time with it. i’ll bet i went through 3 packs of gum (the big 20 piece packs) a day. softball was very tough as well, as i alternated seeds and gum.

  • Matthew S. | October 9, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”154603″]Bad QB name: Will Furrer. Just a bad name to have in life, generally.[/quote]

    Not as bad, but still unfortunate: Chris Smelley of U. of South Carolina.

    http://gamecocksonli...

  • Justin | October 9, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”154533″]WORST QB FIRST NAME OF ALL TIME: Browning Nagle

    RUNNERS UP:

    Bubby Brister
    Trent Dilfer
    June Jones
    Peyton Manning (sorry)
    Donovan McNabb
    Cade McNown
    Steadman Shealy
    Heath Shuler
    Whit Taylor
    Norris Weese[/quote]

    Steve DeBerg

  • My name is not Earl | October 9, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

    Is Brodie Croyle named after John Brodie? To paraphrase Matthew McConaughey’s character in Dazed and Confused, it would be a lot cooler if he was.

    It would make a lot of sense, especially if Croyle’s parents were Scientologists. Yes, I know John Brodie left that religion a while back, but he still would have been in the church when Croyle was born.

  • Justin | October 9, 2007 at 1:12 pm |

    Any one else notice the logo creep during the 7th inning stretch of the yankees indians game?
    During God Bless America… camera pans to the American flag flying with an adidas flag flying almost as strong in the background

  • Art Mah | October 9, 2007 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”154601″][quote comment=”154589″][quote comment=”154573″][quote comment=”154562″]

    I’ve always wondered why no one’s ever tried using a visor on a goalie mask instead of bars. Is there not a strong enough material available?

    Even if you could be sure the visor wouldn’t break, you’d have to worry about puck marks. They would either block your vision or just be annoying.

    Plus they probably wouldn’t want to be more closed in, the masks look like they get hot enough as it is.[/quote]

    I pretty sure 1/2″ thick Lexan is bullet proof. However, the problems you mentioned would still stand.[/quote]

    But I can’t imagine the refraction when it’s bent helping a goalie stop pucks.[/quote]
    I don’t know what company it was, but I know one tried to incorperate such a mask design about 10-15 years back. My understanding was that it was an approved professional Cat_eye cage for the youth levels. The Cat-Eye is not approved for USA Hockey players under 18 or in college because a stick end can fit through the eye holes, that’s why you see the grid style cage at that level untill rescently companies started getting creative.

    As a goalie I think a clear scheild is a bad idea as it’s kind of hard to allow for the steam the body ommits to leave a helmet if it’s clsoed in with a scheild. Ask any youth player with an Itech mask and they’re always wiping off fog between shifts or trying the newest miracle ointment to rub on there before a game. I hear shampoo works the best.

    The current goalie mask is awsome and the way the bars are aligned there is no problem with visability. Now that I’m old enough to wear a cat eye things are even better.[/quote]

    As far as goalies go, visors have never been approved by the CSA (Canadian Standards Association) for use as facial protection – which then also carries over to HECC in the States.

    I do remember Andy Moog wearing an Itech Concept full shield in the 88 Olympics. But beyond the puck marks and snow impairing vision, the steaming of the inside of the shield would be the most problematic.

    I’ve always worn the half & half combo myself, with the visor up top and the cage on the bottom half – helps keep the condensation on the inside of the shield to a minimum and allows air to flow

  • Mike | October 9, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”154548″][quote comment=”154546″][quote comment=”154538″][quote comment=”154517″][quote comment=”154512″][quote comment=”154473″]That guy doing on field reporting during the Yankee game sure was wearing an ugly suit.

    And by the way, how many fucking times do I need to see a close up of the Cleveland manager!!!!![/quote]

    Craig Sager always has the ugliest suits possible.

    It’s become his trademark.

    Look at this gem:

    http://thesportshern...
    Sager’s got nothing on this guy.[/quote]

    He looks like the Grand Wizard of Wrestling.
    Don Cherry is in a class by himself. But he also is a RIOT!!! Check out his You Tube videos.[/quote]

    This guy was also known for his garish suits during ABC’s NBA broadcasts.

    But yeah, when it comes to ostentatious haberdashery, all must stand in awe of Grapes.[/quote]
    The Godfather of Garishness was, of course, Lindsey Nelson. I couldn’t find a good picture of him, unfortunately.[/quote]
    What about TV analyst Deion?

  • badly drawn boykins | October 9, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    If Joe Montana weren’t an NFL QB, it would’ve been a porn name.

  • Ben Dover | October 9, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”154533″]WORST QB FIRST NAME OF ALL TIME: Browning Nagle

    RUNNERS UP:

    Bubby Brister
    Trent Dilfer
    June Jones
    Peyton Manning (sorry)
    Donovan McNabb
    Cade McNown
    Steadman Shealy
    Heath Shuler
    Whit Taylor
    Norris Weese[/quote]

    Why are you sorry about Peyton…he is a Horse Face John Kerry Looking idiot…and his name is stupid too…

    you forgot BOBBY HERBERT

  • Shaftman | October 9, 2007 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”154617″]Any one else notice the logo creep during the 7th inning stretch of the yankees indians game?
    During God Bless America… camera pans to the American flag flying with an adidas flag flying almost as strong in the background[/quote]

    I did, and immediately thought of the site. I noticed that they didn’t do any more close ups of that particular flag.

  • cheswick | October 9, 2007 at 1:26 pm |

    speaking of NFL throwback unis, can anyone think of ANY team that wouldn’t look better wearing their respective 1960s unis? Too many of the modern uniforms just look plain ugly and stupid. Many of those old style unis just look so much more “right” for football.

    think of the current craptastic Seahawks unis, the clownish Vikings unis, the jokes that the Bengals wear, the awful Atlanta outfits, and on and on.

  • Jerico | October 9, 2007 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”154614″][quote comment=”154533″]WORST QB FIRST NAME OF ALL TIME: Browning Nagle

    RUNNERS UP:

    Bubby Brister
    Trent Dilfer
    June Jones
    Peyton Manning (sorry)
    Donovan McNabb
    Cade McNown
    Steadman Shealy
    Heath Shuler
    Whit Taylor
    Norris Weese[/quote]

    Quite possibly the best (from college) and, from the pros, the worst (or, at least, the most unfortunate).

  • Pete | October 9, 2007 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”154566″]The Best QB Names:

    Bart Starr
    Johnny Unitas
    Jim Plunkett
    Joe Montana
    Sonny Jurgensen
    Sammy Baugh
    Joe Namath
    Brian Sipe
    Jack Kemp
    John Brodie
    Jim Zorn

    Some more bad ones:

    Fran Tarkenton
    Terry Hanratty
    Quincy Carter[/quote]

    More good:
    Joe Ferguson
    Dan Marino
    Clint Longley
    Bert Jones

    Bad:
    Art Schlichter
    Trent Dilfer
    Kelly Holcomb

  • My name is not Earl | October 9, 2007 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”154622″][quote comment=”154533″]WORST QB FIRST NAME OF ALL TIME: Browning Nagle

    RUNNERS UP:

    Bubby Brister
    Trent Dilfer
    June Jones
    Peyton Manning (sorry)
    Donovan McNabb
    Cade McNown
    Steadman Shealy
    Heath Shuler
    Whit Taylor
    Norris Weese[/quote]

    Why are you sorry about Peyton…he is a Horse Face John Kerry Looking idiot…and his name is stupid too…

    you forgot BOBBY HERBERT[/quote]

    Don’t be ragging on the Cajun Cannon, cher! And you must admit that his son, T-Bob, has the greatest name of all time!

  • Ian K | October 9, 2007 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”154533″]WORST QB FIRST NAME OF ALL TIME: Browning Nagle

    RUNNERS UP:

    Bubby Brister
    Trent Dilfer
    June Jones
    Peyton Manning (sorry)
    Donovan McNabb
    Cade McNown
    Steadman Shealy
    Heath Shuler
    Whit Taylor
    Norris Weese[/quote]

    Billy Joe Hobert
    Billy Joe Tolliver

  • CJ | October 9, 2007 at 1:29 pm |
  • Mark in Cincy | October 9, 2007 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”154566″]The Best QB Names:

    Bart Starr
    Johnny Unitas
    Jim Plunkett
    Joe Montana
    Sonny Jurgensen
    Sammy Baugh
    Joe Namath
    Brian Sipe
    Jack Kemp
    John Brodie
    Jim Zorn

    Some more bad ones:

    Fran Tarkenton
    Terry Hanratty
    Quincy Carter[/quote]

    Let’s not forget one Norman Boomer Esiason

  • Joe S | October 9, 2007 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”154627″]speaking of NFL throwback unis, can anyone think of ANY team that wouldn’t look better wearing their respective 1960s unis? Too many of the modern uniforms just look plain ugly and stupid. Many of those old style unis just look so much more “right” for football.

    think of the current craptastic Seahawks unis, the clownish Vikings unis, the jokes that the Bengals wear, the awful Atlanta outfits, and on and on.[/quote]
    Don’t waste your breath; you’re preaching to the choir.

  • Joe Drennan | October 9, 2007 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”154633″][quote comment=”154566″]The Best QB Names:

    Bart Starr
    Johnny Unitas
    Jim Plunkett
    Joe Montana
    Sonny Jurgensen
    Sammy Baugh
    Joe Namath
    Brian Sipe
    Jack Kemp
    John Brodie
    Jim Zorn

    Some more bad ones:

    Fran Tarkenton
    Terry Hanratty
    Quincy Carter[/quote]

    Let’s not forget one Norman Boomer Esiason[/quote]
    Good – Sid Luckman
    Bad – Rex Grossman

  • possum | October 9, 2007 at 1:33 pm |

    Everybody knows Doug Williams is the greatest QB name of all time. :D

  • Joe S | October 9, 2007 at 1:34 pm |

    Whoa! Alert – the database has shit the bed!

  • Joe S | October 9, 2007 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”154638″]Whoa! Alert – the database has shit the bed![/quote]
    hmmm, nevermind. Did anyone else see all those database errors a minute ago. Perhaps I need to get away from a computer for a while…

  • Jonathon Tillis | October 9, 2007 at 1:37 pm |

    Does anybody know who made the (Florida Gator, VT Hokies, and probably other schools) jerseys with one orange shoulder that were worn last season. Also, why were they worn?

  • Michael Emody | October 9, 2007 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”154576″]UT had a quarterback a few years back called Major Applewhite. I’m still not sure if that’s completely lame or quite awesome.[/quote]

    Major Applewhite was awesome, but was sidelined for a guy who’s last name implied he was genetically superior: Chris Simms. Despite the fact that Major Applewhite held most of the passing records at UT at the time, fans had to watch Simms throw away a chance at a national championship.
    Another great thing about Applewhite’s name: it makes me think of her.

  • Stuby | October 9, 2007 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”154633″][quote comment=”154566″]The Best QB Names:

    Bart Starr
    Johnny Unitas
    Jim Plunkett
    Joe Montana
    Sonny Jurgensen
    Sammy Baugh
    Joe Namath
    Brian Sipe
    Jack Kemp
    John Brodie
    Jim Zorn

    Some more bad ones:

    Fran Tarkenton
    Terry Hanratty
    Quincy Carter[/quote]

    Let’s not forget one Norman Boomer Esiason[/quote]
    Norman, bad. Boomer, good.

  • Trevor Kruger | October 9, 2007 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”154627″]speaking of NFL throwback unis, can anyone think of ANY team that wouldn’t look better wearing their respective 1960s unis? [/quote]
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, Tennesse Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Carolina Panthers just to name a few.

  • Trevor Kruger | October 9, 2007 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”154641″]Does anybody know who made the (Florida Gator, VT Hokies, and probably other schools) jerseys with one orange shoulder that were worn last season. Also, why were they worn?[/quote]
    Shockingly enough, it was Nike.

  • Shaftman | October 9, 2007 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”154646″][quote comment=”154627″]speaking of NFL throwback unis, can anyone think of ANY team that wouldn’t look better wearing their respective 1960s unis? [/quote]
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, Tennesse Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Carolina Panthers just to name a few.[/quote]

    Except for the Bucs, those are new teams. But I would add the NY Jets to the list. Even though they are wearing “retro” uni’s to begin with there are some differences between what they wear now and what Joe Willie wore in ’69. The coor is a little darker and the stripes are a little different. In all it was nicely redone.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | October 9, 2007 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”154647″]Uni-watcher Uncovers Cheating Politician in Marathon![/quote]

    Kudos to you Victor Sailer, kudos!
    You are a true uni watcher.

  • Chris | October 9, 2007 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”154547″][quote comment=”154533″]WORST QB FIRST NAME OF ALL TIME: Browning Nagle

    RUNNERS UP:

    Bubby Brister
    Trent Dilfer
    June Jones
    Peyton Manning (sorry)
    Donovan McNabb
    Cade McNown
    Steadman Shealy
    Heath Shuler
    Whit Taylor
    Norris Weese[/quote]
    Byron Leftwich
    Dieter Brock
    Lynn Dickey[/quote]

    CLEO LEMON
    DAN MORENO

  • Joe S | October 9, 2007 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”154646″][quote comment=”154627″]speaking of NFL throwback unis, can anyone think of ANY team that wouldn’t look better wearing their respective 1960s unis? [/quote]
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, Tennesse Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Carolina Panthers just to name a few.[/quote]
    I am going to have to disagree with you on all those except Tampa Bay. Here you can see that the Ravens and Titans definitely looked better. Also, the Jaguars and Panthers didn’t exist, so that was also better.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | October 9, 2007 at 2:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”154649″][quote comment=”154641″]Does anybody know who made the (Florida Gator, VT Hokies, and probably other schools) jerseys with one orange shoulder that were worn last season. Also, why were they worn?[/quote]
    Shockingly enough, it was Nike.[/quote]

    unbelievable!
    sure enough, on espn classic right now, miami is playing georgia tech, wearing the orange sleeved green jerseys!

  • Joe S | October 9, 2007 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”154654″]
    CLEO LEMON
    DAN MORENO[/quote]
    Is that supposed to be Dan Marino or are you saying that there was also a quarterback named Dan Moreno? Because if there was, then that would definitely have to go on the list. He is obviously trying to steal some of Dan Marino’s illiterate fans! That ain’t right!

  • kings33 | October 9, 2007 at 2:08 pm |

    Nice article in this week’s Sports Business Journal about Cracking the NFL dress code…Apparently the Players Association is tired of the fines for wearing team colored tape… all exposed tape is to be opaque white

  • Kenny | October 9, 2007 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”154608″][quote comment=”154582″]I don’t think it’s been mentioned. But EA Sports has started a contest, in which you design you own NBA jersey. They give you all the drawing tools online.

    There is also a gallery of what EA thinks are the best jerseys so far.

    [/quote]

    Man, I made a nice Sixers Stars & Stripes motif jersey. I wish I could get a pic of it. . .[/quote]

    This one (link)?

  • Craig | October 9, 2007 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”154629″][quote comment=”154566″]The Best QB Names:

    Bart Starr
    Johnny Unitas
    Jim Plunkett
    Joe Montana
    Sonny Jurgensen
    Sammy Baugh
    Joe Namath
    Brian Sipe
    Jack Kemp
    John Brodie
    Jim Zorn

    Some more bad ones:

    Fran Tarkenton
    Terry Hanratty
    Quincy Carter[/quote]

    More good:
    Joe Ferguson
    Dan Marino
    Clint Longley
    Bert Jones

    Bad:
    Art Schlichter
    Trent Dilfer
    Kelly Holcomb[/quote]

    Lets all have a moment of silence for the Greatest Bad QB Name Division of all time…the old AFC Central with Bubby Brister, Boomer Esiason, Warren Moon and Bernie Kosar…Bubby, Boomer, Bernie and Warren…Sounds like a Dungeons and Dragons club list.

  • dw438 | October 9, 2007 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”154566″]The Best QB Names:

    Bart Starr
    Johnny Unitas
    Jim Plunkett
    Joe Montana
    Sonny Jurgensen
    Sammy Baugh
    Joe Namath
    Brian Sipe
    Jack Kemp
    John Brodie
    Jim Zorn

    Some more bad ones:

    Fran Tarkenton
    Terry Hanratty
    Quincy Carter[/quote]

    Go back a few years.
    Yelberton Abraham Tittle [49ers/Giants]
    [He Said Tittle! [heh heh]]
    Dick Wood [NY Titans/Jets]
    Norman Esiason …East Islip/Maryland/Cincy/Jets/CBS/MSG/Westwood One/WFAN
    Daryle Lamonica [When the Raiders Were Men]

  • dw438 | October 9, 2007 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”154546″][quote comment=”154538″][quote comment=”154517″][quote comment=”154512″][quote comment=”154473″]That guy doing on field reporting during the Yankee game sure was wearing an ugly suit.

    And by the way, how many fucking times do I need to see a close up of the Cleveland manager!!!!![/quote]

    Craig Sager always has the ugliest suits possible.

    It’s become his trademark.

    Look at this gem:

    http://thesportshern...
    Sager’s got nothing on this guy.[/quote]

    He looks like the Grand Wizard of Wrestling.
    Don Cherry is in a class by himself. But he also is a RIOT!!! Check out his You Tube videos.[/quote]

    This guy was also known for his garish suits during ABC’s NBA broadcasts.

    But yeah, when it comes to ostentatious haberdashery, all must stand in awe of Grapes.[/quote]
    No one holds a candle to the late, great Lindsey Nelson, who has jackets in various Halls of Fame.

  • Justin | October 9, 2007 at 2:21 pm |

    Jim Druckenmiller
    Gary Hogeboom

  • Trevor Kruger | October 9, 2007 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”154650″][quote comment=”154646″][quote comment=”154627″]speaking of NFL throwback unis, can anyone think of ANY team that wouldn’t look better wearing their respective 1960s unis? [/quote]
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, Tennesse Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Carolina Panthers just to name a few.[/quote]

    Except for the Bucs, those are new teams.[/quote]
    Hence, my answer for the question…

  • Shaftman | October 9, 2007 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”154670″][quote comment=”154650″][quote comment=”154646″][quote comment=”154627″]speaking of NFL throwback unis, can anyone think of ANY team that wouldn’t look better wearing their respective 1960s unis? [/quote]
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, Tennesse Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Carolina Panthers just to name a few.[/quote]

    Except for the Bucs, those are new teams.[/quote]
    Hence, my answer for the question…[/quote]

    Did you read the rest of my answer. It’s post #136.

  • Jon Horton | October 9, 2007 at 2:29 pm |

    The mention of the single bar punter brought this to mind.

    It wasn’t on a uniform, but it did take me back to Old School. Outside the Cowboys locker room at Texas Stadium is their old logo with the Helmet and old style double bar. It looked right out of the 80’s.
    Ed Werder of ESPN used it as a backdrop for his standup on Sunday. With all the money they spend redoing stadiums and facilities, I find it interesting that they would not update the loco right outside the locker room.
    Hooray Old School!
    (Now if my beloved SMU Mustangs would return to their old school helmet – the blue is nice – but I have a lot of memories tied up in those helmets. I know – those were days the program would like to forget – but the design was awesome.)

  • Stuby | October 9, 2007 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”154672″]The mention of the single bar punter brought this to mind.

    It wasn’t on a uniform, but it did take me back to Old School. Outside the Cowboys locker room at Texas Stadium is their old logo with the Helmet and old style double bar. It looked right out of the 80’s.
    Ed Werder of ESPN used it as a backdrop for his standup on Sunday. With all the money they spend redoing stadiums and facilities, I find it interesting that they would not update the loco right outside the locker room.
    Hooray Old School!
    (Now if my beloved SMU Mustangs would return to their old school helmet – the blue is nice – but I have a lot of memories tied up in those helmets. I know – those were days the program would like to forget – but the design was awesome.)[/quote]
    I know its just a typo, but “update the loco” made me chuckle.

  • kings33 | October 9, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”154662″][quote comment=”154608″][quote comment=”154582″]I don’t think it’s been mentioned. But EA Sports has started a contest, in which you design you own NBA jersey. They give you all the drawing tools online.

    There is also a gallery of what EA thinks are the best jerseys so far.

    [/quote]

    Man, I made a nice Sixers Stars & Stripes motif jersey. I wish I could get a pic of it. . .[/quote]

    This one (link)?[/quote]

    Sadly, EA treats my favorite category as an afterthought – Typography.

    Now Radial Arching, no Vertical Arching. Nor unning the name vertially down the back of the jersey. No font styles for the numbers.

    I will at least give them props that “Saltalamacchia” fits on the back the way they did it.

  • Larry M | October 9, 2007 at 2:47 pm |

    Julius Jones of the Cowboys is wearing the new Schutt helmet called the Air XP.
    I would assume he is the first NFL player to wear one.
    On Schutt’s website, this helmet is touted as “having the advanced cushioning system of Skydex II in the classic shell many players prefer”
    I still can’t figure this one out. The XP could easily be mistaken for a DNA or a Ion.

  • joe | October 9, 2007 at 2:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”154636″][quote comment=”154633″][quote comment=”154566″]The Best QB Names:

    Bart Starr
    Johnny Unitas
    Jim Plunkett
    Joe Montana
    Sonny Jurgensen
    Sammy Baugh
    Joe Namath
    Brian Sipe
    Jack Kemp
    John Brodie
    Jim Zorn

    Some more bad ones:

    Fran Tarkenton
    Terry Hanratty
    Quincy Carter[/quote]

    Let’s not forget one Norman Boomer Esiason[/quote]
    Good – Sid Luckman
    Bad – Rex Grossman[/quote]
    good Sid Luckman
    Bad anyone else from the bears since then

  • Mark Mihalik | October 9, 2007 at 2:53 pm |

    A few things…

    #1 – I’m not a foot fetishist, as Paul loves to jokingly mention, time and time again…

    #2 – Paul: little typo above… “and even had Mizuno logos added on the here and tongue.” It should be “heel”… it’s tough to see, but the linked image has a very tiny Mizuno logo on the heel.

    #3 – As all the NikeTalkers in here likely already know, the 2008 Nike Team fall catalogs have been released. You can check out the football catalog here (which features some sweet cleats, and a bunch of excessively piped and side-paneled “Nike World” uniforms), and the fall catalogs for a bunch of other sports by going here, going to “Team Info”, “Catalogs”, and then “Fall ’08”. Enjoy.

  • Paul Lukas | October 9, 2007 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”154617″]Any one else notice the logo creep during the 7th inning stretch of the yankees indians game?
    During God Bless America… camera pans to the American flag flying with an adidas flag flying almost as strong in the background[/quote]

    Several people have mentioned this to me (I didn’t see it because I just can’t deal with Ronan Tynan’s 18-minute-long version of the song). MLB.TV’s video achive doesn’t include the 7th inning stretch, so I can’t get a screen grab. Any TiVo it?

  • Stuby | October 9, 2007 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”154688″][quote comment=”154617″]Any one else notice the logo creep during the 7th inning stretch of the yankees indians game?
    During God Bless America… camera pans to the American flag flying with an adidas flag flying almost as strong in the background[/quote]

    Several people have mentioned this to me (I didn’t see it because I just can’t deal with Ronan Tynan’s 18-minute-long version of the song). MLB.TV’s video achive doesn’t include the 7th inning stretch, so I can’t get a screen grab. Any TiVo it?[/quote]
    You’re not the only one, Paul. Why do the networks insist on showing that song whenever they do a game from Yankee Stadium?

  • Philly Bill | October 9, 2007 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”154691″][quote comment=”154688″][quote comment=”154617″]Any one else notice the logo creep during the 7th inning stretch of the yankees indians game?
    During God Bless America… camera pans to the American flag flying with an adidas flag flying almost as strong in the background[/quote]

    Several people have mentioned this to me (I didn’t see it because I just can’t deal with Ronan Tynan’s 18-minute-long version of the song). MLB.TV’s video achive doesn’t include the 7th inning stretch, so I can’t get a screen grab. Any TiVo it?[/quote]
    You’re not the only one, Paul. Why do the networks insist on showing that song whenever they do a game from Yankee Stadium?[/quote]

    Why do you hate America?

    [/sarcasm]

  • Noel Blaha | October 9, 2007 at 3:14 pm |

    University of Toledo has “ATTACK” on their helmet bumpers. . . or at least they did the last time I checked.

  • Aaron Scholder | October 9, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    The Penguins patch looks awful on their white jersey. Way too close to the numbers: http://sports.yahoo....

  • dm00n | October 9, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    University of Toledo has “ATTACK” on their helmet bumpers. . . or at least they did the last time I checked.

    Cool.

  • Mike Engle | October 9, 2007 at 3:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”154701″]

    University of Toledo has “ATTACK” on their helmet bumpers. . . or at least they did the last time I checked.

    Cool.[/quote]
    Holy Toledo! That is a disgusting uni stripe.

  • Viren | October 9, 2007 at 3:28 pm |

    Sorry if this was posted already,
    http://sports.espn.g...

    “Upon further review, the San Jose Sharks are wearing arguably the ugliest uniforms in any team sport in the history of team sports.”

    John Buccigross is crazy..

  • Joey Guns | October 9, 2007 at 3:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”154569″][quote comment=”154548″][quote comment=”154546″][quote comment=”154538″][quote comment=”154517″][quote comment=”154512″][quote comment=”154473″]That guy doing on field reporting during the Yankee game sure was wearing an ugly suit.

    And by the way, how many fucking times do I need to see a close up of the Cleveland manager!!!!![/quote]

    Craig Sager always has the ugliest suits possible.

    It’s become his trademark.

    Look at this gem:

    http://thesportshern...
    Sager’s got nothing on this guy.[/quote]

    He looks like the Grand Wizard of Wrestling.
    Don Cherry is in a class by himself. But he also is a RIOT!!! Check out his You Tube videos.[/quote]

    This guy was also known for his garish suits during ABC’s NBA broadcasts.

    But yeah, when it comes to ostentatious haberdashery, all must stand in awe of Grapes.[/quote]
    The Godfather of Garishness was, of course, Lindsey Nelson. I couldn’t find a good picture of him, unfortunately.[/quote]

    heywood hale broun was brutal when it came to sportcoats and blazers as well…

    interesting note about sager on his wik page.
    i guess his eccentric sport coat ways started early in his career…

    “What many people do not know about Sager is that he is the fan who was waiting for Henry Aaron at home plate after Aaron hit his 715th home run. Sager can be easily recognized in the fracas at home plate after the home run because of his long white overcoat that he was wearing.”

    sure enough i checked, and sure enough, sager is easily spotted at home…
    same haircut, ahem, piece, same obnoxious sport coat.

    im just curious that if he was “the fan” waiting there, how did “a fan” get there to begin with? especially because of all the tension and threats going on throughout the pursuit.
    was there a fan contest to greet hank when he beat the record?
    or is it an incorrect statement and was sager working as an on field reporter that night?

    id be interested to know.[/quote]

    I know a few people have chimed in on this. I was watching a tv broadcast a few weeks ago, and they said for sure that Sager was working for a small time radio or tv station when he was on the field for Hank Aaron’s home run. He tried (unsuccessfully) to get an interview as Aaron crossed home plate.

  • Scott W | October 9, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”154705″]Sorry if this was posted already,
    http://sports.espn.g...

    “Upon further review, the San Jose Sharks are wearing arguably the ugliest uniforms in any team sport in the history of team sports.”

    John Buccigross is crazy..[/quote]

    I don’t think he’s so crazy. And I’m a Sharks fan. I think it’s designed well, as far as the stripes and yokes and concerned, but I think the teal is too light. And the logo looks like a roller-hockey jersey that a bunch of 15-year-olds designed. Those front jersey numbers have yet to grow on me…

  • George | October 9, 2007 at 4:10 pm |

    In my disgust at this sight, I’ve accidentally put this in the wrong post TWICE. My apologies to all.

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

    http://www.shoppittp...

  • Trump1010 | October 9, 2007 at 4:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”154684″][quote comment=”154636″][quote comment=”154633″][quote comment=”154566″]The Best QB Names:

    Bart Starr
    Johnny Unitas
    Jim Plunkett
    Joe Montana
    Sonny Jurgensen
    Sammy Baugh
    Joe Namath
    Brian Sipe
    Jack Kemp
    John Brodie
    Jim Zorn

    Some more bad ones:

    Fran Tarkenton
    Terry Hanratty
    Quincy Carter[/quote]

    Bad… Drew Bledsoe-much-he-needed-a-transfusion

  • Marty Met | October 9, 2007 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”154705″]Sorry if this was posted already,
    http://sports.espn.g...

    “Upon further review, the San Jose Sharks are wearing arguably the ugliest uniforms in any team sport in the history of team sports.”

    John Buccigross is crazy..[/quote]

    Remove the STUPID shoulder patches and the front numbers and they would be OK.

  • DenverGregg | October 9, 2007 at 5:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”154631″][quote comment=”154533″]WORST QB FIRST NAME OF ALL TIME: Browning Nagle

    RUNNERS UP:

    Bubby Brister
    Trent Dilfer
    June Jones
    Peyton Manning (sorry)
    Donovan McNabb
    Cade McNown
    Steadman Shealy
    Heath Shuler
    Whit Taylor
    Norris Weese[/quote]

    Billy Joe Hobert
    Billy Joe Tolliver[/quote]
    Glad someone else remembers Norris Weese!

    More bad names:

    Robbie Bosco
    Lynn Dickey
    Brian Sipe
    Danny Wuerffel

  • ryan | October 9, 2007 at 5:09 pm |

    While watching the miami-Houston football game, I noticed teh place kicker for the dolphins was wearing a pair of bright orange receiver gloves. Seriously, it was indoors! Anyone notice anything like this before?

  • Christopher | October 9, 2007 at 5:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”154691″][quote comment=”154688″][quote comment=”154617″]Any one else notice the logo creep during the 7th inning stretch of the yankees indians game?
    During God Bless America… camera pans to the American flag flying with an adidas flag flying almost as strong in the background[/quote]

    Several people have mentioned this to me (I didn’t see it because I just can’t deal with Ronan Tynan’s 18-minute-long version of the song). MLB.TV’s video achive doesn’t include the 7th inning stretch, so I can’t get a screen grab. Any TiVo it?[/quote]
    You’re not the only one, Paul. Why do the networks insist on showing that song whenever they do a game from Yankee Stadium?[/quote]

    Not to get too political here, but I thought it was as tastless as LT dancing with the flag a few weeks ago- for all the same reason.

    Luckily, well… we don’t have to see it until next year!

  • =bg= | October 9, 2007 at 5:26 pm |

    (disclosure: frmr Dallas resident, lifetime Cowboys fan even tho I am in SF)

    NICE Bills unis last night. Woulda liked to have see Dallas do the same. And I CANNOT believe they pulled it out- when they botched the two pointer i clicked it off. Mistake. Waiting for 3p SportsCenter to see it on tape.

  • +JohnnyBoy- | October 9, 2007 at 5:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”154684″][quote comment=”154636″][quote comment=”154633″][quote comment=”154566″]The Best QB Names:

    Bart Starr
    Johnny Unitas
    Jim Plunkett
    Joe Montana
    Sonny Jurgensen
    Sammy Baugh
    Joe Namath
    Brian Sipe
    Jack Kemp
    John Brodie
    Jim Zorn

    Some more bad ones:

    Fran Tarkenton
    Terry Hanratty
    Quincy Carter[/quote]

    Let’s not forget one Norman Boomer Esiason[/quote]
    Good – Sid Luckman
    Bad – Rex Grossman[/quote]
    good Sid Luckman
    Bad anyone else from the bears since then[/quote]

    Henry Burris

  • Matthew S. | October 9, 2007 at 5:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”154735″]While watching the miami-Houston football game, I noticed teh place kicker for the dolphins was wearing a pair of bright orange receiver gloves. Seriously, it was indoors! Anyone notice anything like this before?[/quote]

    Actually Reliant Stadium has a retractable roof, but then again it wasn’t exactly chilly in Houston for the game….David Carr used to wear gloves (even occasionally on his passing hand) at home sometimes when he was with the Texans.

    http://i.a.cnn.net/s...

    Here’s picture of him even doing it in practice: http://assets.espn.g...

    It doesn’t look particularly cold or wet in either situation. He was just weird.

  • Dan | October 9, 2007 at 5:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”154741″][quote comment=”154684″][quote comment=”154636″][quote comment=”154633″][quote comment=”154566″]The Best QB Names:

    Bart Starr
    Johnny Unitas
    Jim Plunkett
    Joe Montana
    Sonny Jurgensen
    Sammy Baugh
    Joe Namath
    Brian Sipe
    Jack Kemp
    John Brodie
    Jim Zorn

    Some more bad ones:

    Fran Tarkenton
    Terry Hanratty
    Quincy Carter[/quote]

    Let’s not forget one Norman Boomer Esiason[/quote]
    Good – Sid Luckman
    Bad – Rex Grossman[/quote]
    good Sid Luckman
    Bad anyone else from the bears since then[/quote]

    Henry Burris[/quote]

    The greatest QB name of all-time.

  • CJ | October 9, 2007 at 6:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”154662″][quote comment=”154608″][quote comment=”154582″]I don’t think it’s been mentioned. But EA Sports has started a contest, in which you design you own NBA jersey. They give you all the drawing tools online.

    There is also a gallery of what EA thinks are the best jerseys so far.

    [/quote]

    Man, I made a nice Sixers Stars & Stripes motif jersey. I wish I could get a pic of it. . .[/quote]

    This one (link)?[/quote]

    Nah, the gallery is of the “best” (if best means “vomit-inducing”).

    Here, I had to prntscrn + paste to get it.
    http://i38.photobuck...

    Anybody like it?

  • Chuck Ryals | October 9, 2007 at 6:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”154533″]WORST QB FIRST NAME OF ALL TIME: Browning Nagle most interesting name in football: the Cleveland Browns had a WR in the 70’s named Fair Hooker! :-)

    RUNNERS UP:

    Bubby Brister
    Trent Dilfer
    June Jones
    Peyton Manning (sorry)
    Donovan McNabb
    Cade McNown
    Steadman Shealy
    Heath Shuler
    Whit Taylor
    Norris Weese[/quote]

  • Perry | October 9, 2007 at 7:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”154474″][quote comment=”154446″]Jags are asking their fans to wear teal next week:

    Jaguars players returned home to Jacksonville with more than just a big win, they also brought with them an idea somewhat inspired by the sea of red shirts that flooded the stadium in Kansas City.

    “We would love it — this Sunday, we’re going to be in our teal jerseys and want all you fans out there to be in your teal shirts,” Mathis said.

    [/quote]

    The Jaguars could HAND OUT Teal shirts and they still wouldnt play in front of a full house. They are too shaky to be considered a threat. People in this city (Jax) love winners and until they return to there prime, no full house[/quote]

    That’s hilarious. Like people in Jacksonville have so many options for their sports dollar that they’ll only support winners. What the hell else do they have but the Jaguars?

  • Kevin | October 9, 2007 at 7:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”154765″][quote comment=”154474″][quote comment=”154446″]Jags are asking their fans to wear teal next week:

    Jaguars players returned home to Jacksonville with more than just a big win, they also brought with them an idea somewhat inspired by the sea of red shirts that flooded the stadium in Kansas City.

    “We would love it — this Sunday, we’re going to be in our teal jerseys and want all you fans out there to be in your teal shirts,” Mathis said.

    [/quote]

    The Jaguars could HAND OUT Teal shirts and they still wouldnt play in front of a full house. They are too shaky to be considered a threat. People in this city (Jax) love winners and until they return to there prime, no full house[/quote]

    That’s hilarious. Like people in Jacksonville have so many options for their sports dollar that they’ll only support winners. What the hell else do they have but the Jaguars?[/quote]

    the jacksonville suns (aa baseball) and jacksonville barracudas (sphl hockey).

  • Stuby | October 9, 2007 at 8:11 pm |

    After seeing all the names today, my vote for the guy who sounds the least like a quarterback, or any type of athlete for that matter, goes to Norris Weese.

  • Trevor Kruger | October 9, 2007 at 8:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”154767″]
    the jacksonville suns (aa baseball) and jacksonville barracudas (sphl hockey).[/quote]
    wow, we even have a AAA team in Des Moines.

  • possum | October 9, 2007 at 8:24 pm |

    There are some great game used items here. I can’t speak for their authenticity but you can see some sweet old minor league logos, late 70s Dodgers jerseys, and an awesome North Stars jersey.

    PS, the Jacksonville Barracudas are proof positive of JAXonians not supporting a (winning) team. They had to move to their practice facility this year.

    PPS, for you hockey fans: Darcy Tucker is a dirty SOB. Go Canes, the Leafs monochromaticicty is horrid.

    PPPS, its made-up word day. ;)

  • chance | October 9, 2007 at 8:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”154474″][quote comment=”154446″]Jags are asking their fans to wear teal next week:

    Jaguars players returned home to Jacksonville with more than just a big win, they also brought with them an idea somewhat inspired by the sea of red shirts that flooded the stadium in Kansas City.

    “We would love it — this Sunday, we’re going to be in our teal jerseys and want all you fans out there to be in your teal shirts,” Mathis said.

    [/quote]

    The Jaguars could HAND OUT Teal shirts and they still wouldnt play in front of a full house. They are too shaky to be considered a threat. People in this city (Jax) love winners and until they return to there prime, no full house[/quote]

    …and that, ladies and gentlemen, is why the NFL oughta fess up to its mistake and move the team.

  • Kris McInnis | October 9, 2007 at 8:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”154468″]As is probably the case with a lot of people who grew up in late 80’s/early 90’s, this is my favorite No-Mas shirt.[/quote]

    …I wish I had 32 dollars to spend on a t-shirt.

    And the Best QB Name Ever: Jim Bob Cooter – Univ. of Tennessee

  • Thorold Blair | October 9, 2007 at 8:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”154533″]WORST QB FIRST NAME OF ALL TIME: Browning Nagle

    RUNNERS UP:

    Bubby Brister
    Trent Dilfer
    June Jones
    Peyton Manning (sorry)
    Donovan McNabb
    Cade McNown
    Steadman Shealy
    Heath Shuler
    Whit Taylor
    Norris Weese[/quote]

    Houw could you forget Miami’s new starter.. Cleo Lemon

  • Aaron Scholder | October 9, 2007 at 8:48 pm |

    I found a MUCH better picture of the misspelled Gretzky jersey, (thats Gretzky’s father btw): http://homepage.mac....

  • Jeffrey | October 9, 2007 at 9:16 pm |

    Good names or bad names for QB’s of color? Parnell Dickenson (Tampa Bay Bucs QB b4 Doug Williams), Condredge Holloway (Tenn Vols early 70’s), and Thomas Lott/JC Watts(Oklahoma Sooners mid 70’s).
    As far recalling bad memories of OJ due to the Bills throwbacks I think those ARE the good memories (along with the USC days) of OJ!?!

  • =bg= | October 9, 2007 at 9:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”154746″][quote comment=”154741″][quote comment=”154684″][quote comment=”154636″][quote comment=”154633″][quote comment=”154566″]The Best QB Names:

    Bart Starr
    Johnny Unitas
    Jim Plunkett
    Joe Montana
    Sonny Jurgensen
    Sammy Baugh
    Joe Namath
    Brian Sipe
    Jack Kemp
    John Brodie
    Jim Zorn

    Some more bad ones:

    Fran Tarkenton
    Terry Hanratty
    Quincy Carter[/quote]

    Let’s not forget one Norman Boomer Esiason[/quote]
    Good – Sid Luckman
    Bad – Rex Grossman[/quote]
    good Sid Luckman
    Bad anyone else from the bears since then[/quote]

    Henry Burris[/quote]

    The greatest QB name of all-time.[/quote]

    Bart Starr- you got it on that one.

  • Cory Humes | October 9, 2007 at 10:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”154503″]The Penguins have a 250th Anniversary patch? ;)[/quote]

    It’s the city of Pittsburgh’s 250th anniversary, not the Penguins’. IIRC, the Pens have been around for about 40 years.

  • Peligro | October 9, 2007 at 11:38 pm |

    I think the only people that are going to watch the NLCS, are people on this site. Hey look, crappy purple uniforms! Hey look DBaacks! The TV execs are getting ready to jump. Plus, October baseball in the Mountain Time Zone! Do I set my watch forward an hour? or back two? Do I spring forward? or fall back

  • badly drawn boykins | October 9, 2007 at 11:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”154773″][quote comment=”154474″][quote comment=”154446″]Jags are asking their fans to wear teal next week:

    Jaguars players returned home to Jacksonville with more than just a big win, they also brought with them an idea somewhat inspired by the sea of red shirts that flooded the stadium in Kansas City.

    “We would love it — this Sunday, we’re going to be in our teal jerseys and want all you fans out there to be in your teal shirts,” Mathis said.

    [/quote]

    The Jaguars could HAND OUT Teal shirts and they still wouldnt play in front of a full house. They are too shaky to be considered a threat. People in this city (Jax) love winners and until they return to there prime, no full house[/quote]

    …and that, ladies and gentlemen, is why the NFL oughta fess up to its mistake and move the team.[/quote]
    Couldn’t agree more. Seriously, the perennially (or at least normally) mediocre teams like the Redskins, Giants and Jets have decades-long waiting lists for season tickets. Hell, Jets fans pay to be on the waiting list (though they do get the season ticket holder’s package of goodies).

    Sure, those teams have been around for a long time, but if an alleged NFL city can’t get enough fans to sell out 8 games a year, even during a down period (and the Jags aren’t a bad team, a sure playoff team if they were in the NFC), then it’s not really an NFL city.

  • Stuby | October 10, 2007 at 12:20 am |

    [quote comment=”154793″]I think the only people that are going to watch the NLCS, are people on this site. Hey look, crappy purple uniforms! Hey look DBaacks! The TV execs are getting ready to jump. Plus, October baseball in the Mountain Time Zone! Do I set my watch forward an hour? or back two? Do I spring forward? or fall back[/quote]
    Actually, Arizona is on Mountain Standard time year round, so right now they are on the same time as Pacific Daylight, but come November they will be ahead of the West Coast by an hour. Colorado, on the other hand, adjusts their clocks for Daylight Savings time. If this series were played in November, the two states would be on the same time, but right now Colorado is an hour ahead. Got it?

  • Marc from Brooklyn | October 10, 2007 at 12:31 am |

    [quote comment=”154444″]As I recall, there was a big lawsuit years ago that involved Mike Schmidt and perhaps others. I think that he had a contract to wear one brand of shoe, but altered another brand to look like the one he was contractually obligated to wear, and ended up getting sued. I came across the case one day in law school when I was bored and fiddling around on Westlaw.[/quote]

    I am happy that someone else remembers that. If I recall correctly, he had a contract with Nike but couldn’t get burgundy cleats from them so he doctored up another brand. This auction is for Schmidt’s suede burgundy Nikes from the 1980 World Series. An SI cover from 1980 seems to confirm he wore these.

    I gather that in 1976, he wore Pumas. (I cannot seem to put two links in a single posting, so here’s the URL for a ’76 SI cover of Schmidt in Pumas: http://dynamic.si.cn.... It conflates the text between the two links.)

    And, for Giant fans, I think the ugliest quarterback name has to be Joe Pisarcik (http://en.wikipedia....).

  • Terry Mark | October 10, 2007 at 1:32 am |

    [quote comment=”154775″][quote comment=”154533″]WORST QB FIRST NAME OF ALL TIME: Browning Nagle

    RUNNERS UP:

    Bubby Brister
    Trent Dilfer
    June Jones
    Peyton Manning (sorry)
    Donovan McNabb
    Cade McNown
    Steadman Shealy
    Heath Shuler
    Whit Taylor
    Norris Weese[/quote]

    Houw could you forget Miami’s new starter.. Cleo Lemon[/quote]

    More good: Ron Jaworski, Dan Fouts, Jake Plummer, Tony Romo, Steve Grogan, Jim Kelly, Frank Reich, Jim Harbaugh, Steve Bartkowski

    More bad: Daunte Culpepper, George Blanda, Dan Pastorini, Lynn Dickey, Vince Ferragamo

  • Manzell | October 10, 2007 at 2:32 am |

    Uniform weirdness.

    Portland State football player Jonathan Benjamin-Nichols uniform’s (well, old uniform) nameplate read “J.B-Nichols” – including the no space between J. and the B.

    Having his full last name on the jersey would have broken the Saltalamaccia Boundary, beating Washington State’s Abdollmohammadi by virtue of the hyphen.

  • Dane | October 10, 2007 at 8:22 am |

    [quote comment=”154789″][quote comment=”154503″]The Penguins have a 250th Anniversary patch? ;)[/quote]

    It’s the city of Pittsburgh’s 250th anniversary, not the Penguins’. IIRC, the Pens have been around for about 40 years.[/quote]

    There is no “about” necessary. Their first game was October 11, 1967, so on Thursday we can say “exactly 40 years.”

    (and of course, the Flyers, Blues, Kings, and Stars)

  • Adam | October 10, 2007 at 9:26 am |

    From the Chicago Tribune, in regards to Jokim Noah’s first preseason game:

    Haze him further by spelling his name wrong on his road reds, with longtime equipment manager John Ligmanowski laughing as the rookie squirmed about in a “NOHA” jersey that eventually would be replaced with the correct name.

  • Craig | October 10, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    [quote comment=”154797″][quote comment=”154793″]I think the only people that are going to watch the NLCS, are people on this site. Hey look, crappy purple uniforms! Hey look DBaacks! The TV execs are getting ready to jump. Plus, October baseball in the Mountain Time Zone! Do I set my watch forward an hour? or back two? Do I spring forward? or fall back[/quote]
    Actually, Arizona is on Mountain Standard time year round, so right now they are on the same time as Pacific Daylight, but come November they will be ahead of the West Coast by an hour. Colorado, on the other hand, adjusts their clocks for Daylight Savings time. If this series were played in November, the two states would be on the same time, but right now Colorado is an hour ahead. Got it?[/quote]

    Wuuuuut?

  • todd krevanchi | October 10, 2007 at 9:36 am |

    [quote comment=”154838″]From the Chicago Tribune, in regards to Jokim Noah’s first preseason game:

    Haze him further by spelling his name wrong on his road reds, with longtime equipment manager John Ligmanowski laughing as the rookie squirmed about in a “NOHA” jersey that eventually would be replaced with the correct name.[/quote]

    interesting how this fits in to PL’s recent topic of jersey misspellings… however if the mistake was made on purpose, then, its not really misspelled, is it?

  • Matt Powers | October 19, 2007 at 2:50 pm |

    Amani Toomer and many of the Giants have been wearing the New Schutt Air XP helmet since preseason. Check the Giants website for preseason phot galleries there are a couple of great closeup pics of Toomer and Brandon Jacobs wearing them.

  • Matt Powers | October 19, 2007 at 2:53 pm |
  • Matt Powers | October 19, 2007 at 3:07 pm |

    Actually the helmet Toomer is wearing is the Ion XD not the Air Xpp. The XP is a variation of the traditional Bike-Air-Schutt Helmet. Anyone who played football should know the difference protection and lookwise between the basic riddell, to the maxpro, to adams and even awful looking revolution by Riddell that too many people seem to be wearing. Having played 4 years of college football, the predominant brand of helmet the school wore influenced by decision of where to go!