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Saturday Open Thread

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For as much that has changed with NHL uniforms over the past year, it’s good to see that some things stay the same, like Marc Savard rocking the yellow laces. Alexander Ovechkin and Jaromir Jagr have stayed with the colorful skate attire too. Any new yellow lace converts this year? Has anyone stopped using them since last season? —Vince

 

113 comments to Saturday Open Thread

  • todder85 | October 13, 2007 at 10:37 am |

    wax laces rule!

  • Shane | October 13, 2007 at 10:52 am |

    Erg, Peter Schaefer’s still tucking his jersey in (he’s on the left). It’s really annoying. The first game in Dallas, you could barely make out the numbers.

    Glad to see the Bruins finally scoring. And scoring. And scoring.

  • ConcerdCitizen | October 13, 2007 at 11:14 am |

    Any new yellow lace converts this year?
    I haven’t seen this kind of shoelace-expressionism since the heyday of Agnostic Front.

  • Skycat | October 13, 2007 at 11:46 am |

    With the advent of the newly-designed uniforms, I’ve seen a lot of players wear the shirt tails tucked in — and for good reason. When the flap is worn outside, it looks very sloppy and gives the uniform a “slacker” look. You never had that problem with the traditional sweater style jersey.

  • Jake | October 13, 2007 at 11:49 am |

    Jagr’s yellow laces look bad with his great Ranger red-and-blues. Is there some special significance to the yellow-ness? ‘Wax’ laces, whatrthose?

  • Rmac111 | October 13, 2007 at 11:50 am |

    Wax laces are the only way to go!

  • TD | October 13, 2007 at 11:50 am |

    from Jason Stark’s column this morning:


    You can’t say the Diamondbacks didn’t pull out every last trick they could think of. Those sneaky Arizonans even tried switching uniforms Friday — because it meant that, by going to their black tops, the Rockies would have to abandon their own lucky black shirts and wear gray.

    A brilliant ploy, no doubt. But even that didn’t stop The Team That Never Loses.

    “Aw, gray, black. It doesn’t really matter to us anymore,” said (Rockies’ CF Ryan) Spilborghs. “Right now, we’d wear pink if we had to.”

    I thought it was a dumb move – it was more of a habit than a superstition to the Rockies, and Zona’s management seemed to make a statement to their team: “We believe your only chance to beat this team is for us to jinx them out of their laundry.”

  • ben | October 13, 2007 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”156064″]Jagr’s yellow laces look bad with his great Ranger red-and-blues. Is there some special significance to the yellow-ness? ‘Wax’ laces, whatrthose?[/quote]
    They are normal hockey laces, only dipped in melted parrafin at some point during the production. They allow you to tie your skates tighter. Traditionally only available in yellow, you can now get them in black, white (with the black ticks) white (no ticks), and yellow. They are usually an aftermarket upgrade to one’s skates, however they do come as standard equipment on the Caddilac of hockey skates-Graf’s.

  • NateL | October 13, 2007 at 12:08 pm |

    I’m a HUGE fan of the Bruins new duds. The lettering and numbering is just perfect.

  • michael | October 13, 2007 at 12:31 pm |

    check out some new basketball jerseys for college

  • michael | October 13, 2007 at 12:32 pm |

  • Joe O. | October 13, 2007 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”156063″]With the advent of the newly-designed uniforms, I’ve seen a lot of players wear the shirt tails tucked in — and for good reason. When the flap is worn outside, it looks very sloppy and gives the uniform a “slacker” look. You never had that problem with the traditional sweater style jersey.[/quote]

    Over the first week or so of the NHL season I have seen a TON of players tucking/partially tucking the jerseys into their hip pads…I guess it makes sense since the jerseys were partially designed to be tucked…but they look like the local over 50 league players when they do that!

  • michael | October 13, 2007 at 12:32 pm |

    how do u add a link?

  • Taylor | October 13, 2007 at 12:33 pm |

    It’s looking like the new Nike college bball unis are out. You can go to to see them.
    It looks like UNC is finally leaving Nike-world, Md. is adding a yellow jersey, and Syracuse is dropping navy for gray in its color scheme.

    It’s good to see UNC look normal again.

    But man those Kansas State jerseys are hideous!

  • Jay | October 13, 2007 at 12:39 pm |

    Apparently both the Red Wings & Oilers were wearing their “road” whites for home games last night (Detroit vs. Chicago & Edmonton vs. Vancouver). Anyone have an idea why this was done or if we can expect more teams to do this? The rest of the games last night all featured home teams wearing the dark jerseys.

  • allenjd | October 13, 2007 at 12:58 pm |

    Rutgers is rockin’ the Carrier Dome with some sweet black pants. Perhaps Illinois should try some blue pants on the road rather than the orange they are sporintg today at Iowa.

  • MikeyB | October 13, 2007 at 1:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”156078″]It’s looking like the new Nike college bball unis are out. You can go to to see them.
    It looks like UNC is finally leaving Nike-world, Md. is adding a yellow jersey, and Syracuse is dropping navy for gray in its color scheme.

    It’s good to see UNC look normal again.

    But man those Kansas State jerseys are hideous![/quote]

    No, UNC is not putting down the Nike kool-aid. If anything they’re going back for another serving by switching to the System of Dress.

  • Dave W | October 13, 2007 at 1:05 pm |

    Apparently both the Red Wings & Oilers were wearing their “road” whites for home games last night (Detroit vs. Chicago & Edmonton vs. Vancouver). Anyone have an idea why this was done or if we can expect more teams to do this? The rest of the games last night all featured home teams wearing the dark jerseys.

    Most hockey teams will have a few “reverse sweater games,” where they wear their road shirts at home, every year. It’s no big deal, though maybe there’ll be more this year with the temporary lack of third sweaters.

  • badly drawn boykins | October 13, 2007 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”156078″]It looks like UNC is finally leaving Nike-world, Md. is adding a yellow jersey, and Syracuse is dropping navy for gray in its color scheme.[/quote]If I may nitpick, while I like that the shoulder stripes are gone too, it looks like the standard stretch-material Nike design, with the plain arm- and neck-holes, that Florida and Ohio State started using in the spring.

    Also, I’m not sure what’s the point of having separate Nike and Jordan brands when they all use the same design template (Georgetown is another Jordan school, but uses the standard shoulder stripes).

  • Big Jay | October 13, 2007 at 1:24 pm |

    I hate those yellow laces, looks like you pissed on your skates…

  • Joe O. | October 13, 2007 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”156079″]Apparently both the Red Wings & Oilers were wearing their “road” whites for home games last night (Detroit vs. Chicago & Edmonton vs. Vancouver). Anyone have an idea why this was done or if we can expect more teams to do this? The rest of the games last night all featured home teams wearing the dark jerseys.[/quote]

    I think you may see it more then “normal” due to the lack of a 3rd jersey. For whatever reason the NHL/RBK have decided that this year everyone can only have 2 jerseys…so when you would normally wear a 3rd jersey to “change it up” you may see teams wear whites at home (which should be their home jersey anyways)

  • Glenn | October 13, 2007 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”156066″]from Jason Stark’s column this morning:


    You can’t say the Diamondbacks didn’t pull out every last trick they could think of. Those sneaky Arizonans even tried switching uniforms Friday — because it meant that, by going to their black tops, the Rockies would have to abandon their own lucky black shirts and wear gray.

    A brilliant ploy, no doubt. But even that didn’t stop The Team That Never Loses.

    “Aw, gray, black. It doesn’t really matter to us anymore,” said (Rockies’ CF Ryan) Spilborghs. “Right now, we’d wear pink if we had to.”

    I thought it was a dumb move – it was more of a habit than a superstition to the Rockies, and Zona’s management seemed to make a statement to their team: “We believe your only chance to beat this team is for us to jinx them out of their laundry.”[/quote]

    Of course, Spilborghs has worn a pink Rockies uniform before, in a commercial that ran all baseball season on Fox Sports Rocky Mountain for the team, there’s a shot of him walking by in a pink uni. If I can find a pic anywhere, I’ll put it up.

  • Glenn | October 13, 2007 at 1:49 pm |

    here’s the url………click on “Pitcher’s Off Days”……..Spilborghs walks by at the end, at about 25 seconds…..

  • Glenn | October 13, 2007 at 1:50 pm |

  • Glenn | October 13, 2007 at 1:51 pm |

    html, even with links, was not my strong point……..here it is, cut & paste :)

    http://mlb.mlb.com/c...

  • S Bennett | October 13, 2007 at 2:08 pm |

    Patrice Evra’s crest is not on his shirt (France v. Faroe Islands, 40 mins).

    FWIW, I’m still wearing yellow waxed laces.

  • scott | October 13, 2007 at 2:21 pm |

    Kansas Basketball has new unis and font this year:

  • scott | October 13, 2007 at 2:23 pm |
  • Scott Andrews | October 13, 2007 at 2:24 pm |

    I’m sure someone else has already sent this over, but there’s an auction for a sick game worn 1972 Chicago Cougars jersey ending Sunday.

  • scott | October 13, 2007 at 2:29 pm |

    Zona’s management seemed to make a statement to their team: “We believe your only chance to beat this team is for us to jinx them out of their laundry.”

    A desperate move that a traditional franchise would never have done – or been able to do, in the case of teams like the Yankees, Dodgers, Cardinals or Phillies.

  • DannyB | October 13, 2007 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”156098″]html, even with links, was not my strong point……..here it is, cut & paste :)

    http://mlb.mlb.com/c...

    Now that’s rich. You have to watch a commercial to see the commercial.

  • Forrest | October 13, 2007 at 2:31 pm |

    I’m really surprised the D-Backs uniform shenanigans weren’t the top topic today; they specifically wore black so that the Rockies couldn’t. Not that it helped.

  • John | October 13, 2007 at 2:36 pm |

    A desperate move that a traditional franchise would never have done – or been able to do, in the case of teams like the Yankees, Dodgers, Cardinals or Phillies.

    Ah, pfft. I was hoping the Diamondbacks would win last night, and then the Rockies could sweep at Coors; that way, the Red Sox would have to whip up a black alternate for the World Series. ;-)

    Seriously, though, I am a fan of virtually anything that gets away from white, red, blue and grey. The Rockies’ black vests are a great example. (The Backs’ black, though, looked awful.)

  • Jeff P. | October 13, 2007 at 2:43 pm |

    #42 and #96 (I think) for Illinois, are sporting the new Optimus Prime/Power Ranger helmet that the NY Giants’ Lavar Arrington wears.

    No pics though…

  • DannyB | October 13, 2007 at 2:51 pm |

    Toledo’s road jerseys have blue lettering on white nameplates this week. Prior to this week they’ve been gold on blue (which looked pretty rough on the road whites).
    Wonder if they were saving a buck and using home nampelates on the roadies prior to this week.. does that happen, or is it more likely poor judgement that was corrected late?

  • DannyB | October 13, 2007 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”156117″]Toledo’s road jerseys have blue lettering on white nameplates this week. Prior to this week they’ve been gold on blue (which looked pretty rough on the road whites).
    Wonder if they were saving a buck and using home nampelates on the roadies prior to this week.. does that happen, or is it more likely poor judgement that was corrected late?[/quote]

    Toledo’s road jerseys with blue nameplates here.. Looks a bit better this week (no pic yet)

  • B.G. | October 13, 2007 at 2:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”156063″]With the advent of the newly-designed uniforms, I’ve seen a lot of players wear the shirt tails tucked in — and for good reason. When the flap is worn outside, it looks very sloppy and gives the uniform a “slacker” look. You never had that problem with the traditional sweater style jersey.[/quote]

    Yea, I don’t like that shirt tail flap either. It makes it look like they didn’t tuck in their shirts but were supposed to. That flap looks like hockey players are in their pajamas. And we all know how lots of Uniwatchers feel about pajamas!

  • Micah | October 13, 2007 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”156088″][quote comment=”156078″]It looks like UNC is finally leaving Nike-world, Md. is adding a yellow jersey, and Syracuse is dropping navy for gray in its color scheme.[/quote]If I may nitpick, while I like that the shoulder stripes are gone too, it looks like the standard stretch-material Nike design, with the plain arm- and neck-holes, that Florida and Ohio State started using in the spring.

    Also, I’m not sure what’s the point of having separate Nike and Jordan brands when they all use the same design template (Georgetown is another Jordan school, but uses the standard shoulder stripes).[/quote]

    The point of having separate brands is just that: branding. Brand Jordan is an entirely different entity from Nike, plus those Jordan schools (UNC, Cal, Georgetown, and North Carolina A&T) get specific PE Air Jordan shoes to highlight what’s coming out to the market.

  • TD | October 13, 2007 at 2:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”156095″][quote comment=”156066″]from Jason Stark’s column this morning:


    You can’t say the Diamondbacks didn’t pull out every last trick they could think of. Those sneaky Arizonans even tried switching uniforms Friday — because it meant that, by going to their black tops, the Rockies would have to abandon their own lucky black shirts and wear gray.

    A brilliant ploy, no doubt. But even that didn’t stop The Team That Never Loses.

    “Aw, gray, black. It doesn’t really matter to us anymore,” said (Rockies’ CF Ryan) Spilborghs. “Right now, we’d wear pink if we had to.”

    I thought it was a dumb move – it was more of a habit than a superstition to the Rockies, and Zona’s management seemed to make a statement to their team: “We believe your only chance to beat this team is for us to jinx them out of their laundry.”[/quote]

    Of course, Spilborghs has worn a pink Rockies uniform before, in a commercial that ran all baseball season on Fox Sports Rocky Mountain for the team, there’s a shot of him walking by in a pink uni.

    If I can find a pic anywhere, I’ll put it up.[/quote]

    Indeed. I believe that’s the commercial where they allow Jeff Francis to do the laundry and he throws a purple sock in with the whites.

  • Cheez | October 13, 2007 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”156063″]With the advent of the newly-designed uniforms, I’ve seen a lot of players wear the shirt tails tucked in — and for good reason. When the flap is worn outside, it looks very sloppy and gives the uniform a “slacker” look. You never had that problem with the traditional sweater style jersey.[/quote]

    You can’t be serious.

  • Taylor | October 13, 2007 at 3:07 pm |

    When I said UNC was leaving Nikeworld, I meant that they were losing the shoulder stripes that was so consistent with Nikeworld of last year. In comparison, the OSU/UF/Syr. style is rather plain. UNC is at least taking a step up.

  • BurghFan | October 13, 2007 at 3:14 pm |

    The Rockies’ black vests are a great example.

    The only thing the Rockies’ black vests are a great example of is how bad a vest over the same color undershirt looks.

  • DannyB | October 13, 2007 at 3:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”156126″]The Rockies’ black vests are a great example.

    The only thing the Rockies’ black vests are a great example of is how bad a vest over the same color undershirt looks.[/quote]

    Whadda ya want, purple sleeves?

  • Mike Engle | October 13, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    Hey guys, found this old Buffalo Sabres video. What’s that circled 1 patch? My best guess is some sort of “one last season” tribute (it’s from 1996, the last season at Memorial Auditorium), but I guess it could be a commemorative player patch as well. Anybody know for sure?

  • Zack | October 13, 2007 at 3:40 pm |

    Anybody know where i can get a lacrosse/eyeshield? Or if football ones will fit?

  • denverjason | October 13, 2007 at 3:56 pm |

    I used to hate the Rockies’ blacks, but that was because they were to big and stuck out past the shoulders. That white stripe stuck out too far and they looked like those awful turn-ahead-the-clock sleeves. They seem to have fit them better, this year. Now they look fine.

  • Justin | October 13, 2007 at 3:57 pm |

    BC is going with the white on whites in South Bend today. Doesn’t look that good

  • DannyB | October 13, 2007 at 4:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”156139″]BC is going with the white on whites in South Bend today. Doesn’t look that good[/quote]

    It’s the Redskins-style striping. Two thick stripes look a bit awkward to me.

  • DannyB | October 13, 2007 at 4:31 pm |

    re: last post – on the pants I mean

  • DannyB | October 13, 2007 at 4:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”156130″]Hey guys, found this old Buffalo Sabres video. What’s that circled 1 patch? My best guess is some sort of “one last season” tribute (it’s from 1996, the last season at Memorial Auditorium), but I guess it could be a commemorative player patch as well. Anybody know for sure?[/quote]

    Roger Crozier memorial patch

  • Brian | October 13, 2007 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”156096″]here’s the url………click on “Pitcher’s Off Days”……..Spilborghs walks by at the end, at about 25 seconds…..

    [/quote]
    That’s not Spilborghs, that’s Todd Helton.

  • badly drawn boykins | October 13, 2007 at 4:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”156121″]Also, I’m not sure what’s the point of having separate Nike and Jordan brands when they all use the same design template (Georgetown is another Jordan school, but uses the standard shoulder stripes).[/quote]

    The point of having separate brands is just that: branding. Brand Jordan is an entirely different entity from Nike, plus those Jordan schools (UNC, Cal, Georgetown, and North Carolina A&T) get specific PE Air Jordan shoes to highlight what’s coming out to the market.[/quote]Yeah, I get that, but good brands have a distinct image and personality. For example, even though a Lexus is essentially a pricey Toyota, they’ve positioned the sub-brand to relate very differently to customers than the parent brand.

    I know that uniforms are only a part of the Jordan brand, but it’s the most visible part. Nike is trying to position Jordan as a premium brand, the Lexus to Nike’s Toyota if you will, but when they’re just rebadging the Nike jerseys, that erodes Jordan brand’s value and makes it seem like the Dodge to Nike’s Plymouth.

  • Brian | October 13, 2007 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”156148″][quote comment=”156096″]here’s the url………click on “Pitcher’s Off Days”……..Spilborghs walks by at the end, at about 25 seconds…..

    [/quote]
    That’s not Spilborghs, that’s Todd Helton.[/quote]

    I need to correct myself. I watched that commercial all summer thinking that was Todd Helton, and it is in fact Spilly.

  • DannyB | October 13, 2007 at 4:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”156151″]that erodes Jordan brand’s value and makes it seem like the Dodge to Nike’s Plymouth.[/quote]

    So Nike will fold soon? Suh-weet!

  • Erin | October 13, 2007 at 5:17 pm |

    This image gives new meaning to the phrase: “It’s not about the name on the back of your jersey, it’s about the name on the front”

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | October 13, 2007 at 5:34 pm |

    Fresno State wears this huge, hideous green V on the back of their football helmets. After a little research, I came up with this:

    http://gobulldogs.cs...

    I apologize if this topic has already been mentioned or gone over.

  • Tom | October 13, 2007 at 5:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”156078″]It’s looking like the new Nike college bball unis are out. You can go to to see them.
    It looks like UNC is finally leaving Nike-world, Md. is adding a yellow jersey, and Syracuse is dropping navy for gray in its color scheme.

    It’s good to see UNC look normal again.

    But man those Kansas State jerseys are hideous![/quote]

    I’ll say this right now. I like the system of dress unis. With the exception of Syracuse wearing silver, all of the system of dress unis have had really simple classic looking designs. Most importantly they allow Nike to “brand” the uniforms without logocreep or resorting to the nike yolk. As for the look and fit of the new Nikes, I think the slimmer jersey looks great, its more dynamic and less bulky. The shorts don’t really need to be that long but all college shorts are really long now anyways. I say go with it.

  • subway | October 13, 2007 at 5:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”156069″]I’m a HUGE fan of the Bruins new duds. The lettering and numbering is just perfect.[/quote]

    Not really. The names are so thin it’s impossible to read them on tv.

  • Mike Engle | October 13, 2007 at 5:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”156162″]Fresno State wears this huge, hideous green V on the back of their football helmets. After a little research, I came up with this:

    http://gobulldogs.cs...

    I apologize if this topic has already been mentioned or gone over.[/quote]
    That’s a Uni Watch FAQ.
    Are you new here? Welcome to the Getting It(tm) family.

  • Matt | October 13, 2007 at 5:57 pm |

    What exactly was stopping the Rockies from wearing their black jerseys?

    I remember several occasions where both teams wore the same color…specifically an interleague contest between the Cubs and Royals in Kansas City where both teams wore their blue jerseys. This might be an interesting column idea Paul.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | October 13, 2007 at 6:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”156170″][quote comment=”156162″]Fresno State wears this huge, hideous green V on the back of their football helmets. After a little research, I came up with this:

    http://gobulldogs.cs...

    I apologize if this topic has already been mentioned or gone over.[/quote]
    That’s a Uni Watch FAQ.
    Are you new here? Welcome to the Getting It(tm) family.[/quote]

    Relatively new, but not so new that I am asking about the green dots on QBs helmets still :P I never really read the FAQ. Again, sorry for posting stuff that has been gone over thoroughly in the past.

  • mrhp28 | October 13, 2007 at 6:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”156136″]Anybody know where i can get a lacrosse/eyeshield? Or if football ones will fit?[/quote]
    Depending on what type of helmet you have a football eyeshield will fit. i have seen numerous blog posts about people doing this.

  • Tim Abel | October 13, 2007 at 6:18 pm |

    Interesting note from Oxford, OH today as Ben Roethlisberger’s #7 was retired. When Ben played at Miami, their jerseys looked like this, but when the school president gave him a framed #7 today it was this style. Wonder how Ben felt about that…

  • BurghFan | October 13, 2007 at 6:19 pm |

    The only thing the Rockies’ black vests are a great example of is how bad a vest over the same color undershirt looks.

    Whadda ya want, purple sleeves?

    No.

  • Matt D. | October 13, 2007 at 6:19 pm |

    i hope maryland basketball isn’t thinking about wearing those yellow system of dress uniforms. they look a little strange with the red lettering. i’d like them more if they had white letters and numbers. the team wore the white ones at midnight madness last night. they looked better than i expected.

  • C.N. | October 13, 2007 at 6:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”156177″]Interesting note from Oxford, OH today as Ben Roethlisberger’s #7 was retired. When Ben played at Miami, their jerseys looked like this, but when the school president gave him a framed #7 today it was this style. Wonder how Ben felt about that...[/quote]

    He probably didn’t give a crap.

  • Ben63 | October 13, 2007 at 6:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”156136″]Anybody know where i can get a lacrosse/eyeshield? Or if football ones will fit?[/quote]

    Look here

  • Oscar (oz615) | October 13, 2007 at 6:43 pm |

    Well someone must have heard my cries again,because Missouri is wearing the black pants on the road vs Oklahoma.

  • Kris McInnis | October 13, 2007 at 6:45 pm |

    Kentucky looks weird. Their helmets are shiny and metallic but the rest of the blue uniform is all pale and faded-lookin’. Must be a trend.

  • Oscar (oz615) | October 13, 2007 at 6:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”156184″]Well someone must have heard my cries again,because Missouri is wearing the black pants on the road vs Oklahoma.[/quote]

    Photo Evidence

  • jeff | October 13, 2007 at 7:08 pm |

    Paul,

    take a look at this pic. The Penguins did a giveaway honoring Sidney Crosby becoming the youngest capt. in NHL history. They gave a real jersey patch. After comparing it to what is on the jersey…it is obvious they did a real shitty job! Take a look!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Brian | October 13, 2007 at 7:45 pm |

    Just before the last play in regulation during the UK-LSU game, CBS showed a video of the 1964 team. I thought I saw a player wearing the number “1A”. Can anyone confirm?

  • Jeff P. | October 13, 2007 at 8:10 pm |

    ^^saw that too…I jumped on here to see if anyone else saw it. No clue what it means though?

    Maybe the team had two #1’s? I don’t know…

  • Smail | October 13, 2007 at 8:23 pm |

    It’s not just DeSean Jackson. I’ve counted at least a dozen Cal players with the underjersey thing hanging out.

  • tim | October 13, 2007 at 8:38 pm |

    I’m a Rutgers fan and I have to say that our white jerseys look terrible with black pants.

    It also seems like the necklines on some of the skill players’ jerseys go extremely low

  • Jay | October 13, 2007 at 8:46 pm |

    About the “1A” Uniform number mentioned a few posts up:

    1A And 1B
    During the course of his legendary career, Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant was known as an innovator of introducing changes in the game of football. One change Bryant introduced during his tenure at Kentucky was the use of a unique number system to identify twins Harry and Larry Jones, who both lettered three years (1950-52) with the Wildcats. Harry wore 1A and Larry wore 1B. Harry led the Wildcats in all-purpose yardage in 1951 with 964 while Larry led UK in kickoff returns (21.1 avg) in 952.

    The story is halfway down this page:
    http://www.ukathleti...

  • lemonverbena | October 13, 2007 at 8:53 pm |

    “We had nice uniforms, I always remembered those,” center George Wilson said. “We always at least looked nice.”

    a few interesting items from this story in today’s Seattle P-I:

    – a huge chandelier hung above the court at the Cow Palace
    – celebrity miniature golf was part of the pregame ‘festivities’
    – Tom Meschery’s jersey was retired by the Warriors, on the same night he played his first game for the Sonics

  • Anthony | October 13, 2007 at 8:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”156205″]I’m a Rutgers fan and I have to say that our white jerseys look terrible with black pants.

    It also seems like the necklines on some of the skill players’ jerseys go extremely low[/quote]

    Big RU fan here too. I hated those black pants. I fear that its going to lead to Black Jerseys which I will really hate. We are the SCARLET knights. Not the BLACK knights.

    Did you notice the rounded player nameplates? very similar to the NY Giants. I wonder if the equipment staffs are sharing secrets now.

  • Dan | October 13, 2007 at 9:30 pm |

    http://www.uwbadgers...

    New Wisconsin Badgers throwbacks this year for the Wofford game.

  • Smail | October 13, 2007 at 9:38 pm |

    Little uniform oddity I’ve never noticed before: One of the Auburn Tigers is wearing eye “white.” It’s a pre-made sticker, and it looks like he painted over it with white-out.

    If I catch his name, I’ll add another post.

  • Smail | October 13, 2007 at 9:42 pm |

    That was quick, WR #84 Montez Billings

  • Okie | October 13, 2007 at 10:02 pm |

    I can’t believe someone was actually watching the Bruins……….

  • Okie | October 13, 2007 at 10:04 pm |

    And mind you, I’m a Bruins Fan no less.

  • Kris McInnis | October 13, 2007 at 10:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”156219″]Little uniform oddity I’ve never noticed before: One of the Auburn Tigers is wearing eye “white.” It’s a pre-made sticker, and it looks like he painted over it with white-out.

    If I catch his name, I’ll add another post.[/quote]

    There are a few players wearing those. Two of the backs, Lester and Fannin, are also wearing them. The look silver even.

  • BJ Lanier | October 13, 2007 at 10:22 pm |

    From last week’s game vs. Chadron State, Western New Mexico has a strange place for their helmet decals…

    The BACK?????

  • Dustin | October 13, 2007 at 10:28 pm |

    Not sure if this has been mentioned before, but Iowa has a receiver who’s name is so long that they abbreviated it as such: D. J-Koulianos

  • Bill | October 13, 2007 at 10:32 pm |

    I happen to like the Bruin sweater more than the Penguin one. I think it’s because of the spacing.

  • Smail | October 13, 2007 at 10:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”156226″]From last week’s game vs. Chadron State, Western New Mexico has a strange place for their helmet decals…

    The BACK?????[/quote]

    Maybe they could only afford one sticker per helmet.

  • Mike Engle | October 13, 2007 at 11:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”156235″][quote comment=”156226″]From last week’s game vs. Chadron State, Western New Mexico has a strange place for their helmet decals…

    The BACK?????[/quote]

    Maybe they could only afford one sticker per helmet.[/quote]
    Then why wouldn’t they go Steelers?
    (Maybe the name on the back is most important, after all…)

  • Dan | October 13, 2007 at 11:02 pm |

    Some college uni tidbits today

    Rutgers debuts new Black pants could black jerseys be next?

    Oregon breaking out the yellow jerseys and pants today against Wazzou

    Mississippi State going solid maroon against Tennessee

  • West | October 13, 2007 at 11:19 pm |

    I was watching the UM and GT game and at one point there was a shot of two Tech players on the bench wearing black executioner hood looking things. Are these part of some sort of cooling system or just fetish items?

  • DannyB | October 13, 2007 at 11:22 pm |

    The Desean Jackson thing.. previously I didn’t think it was the jersey tucked into the belt.

    A recent Sports Illustrated had a very clear photo that proves me wrong.. the stripe on the side is split at the bottom, and that part pops out below the tuck, making it look like two seperate jerseys. I was wrong, it is one jersey tucked into the belt.

    Now.. WHY?

  • Patrick | October 13, 2007 at 11:27 pm |

    Re: #14

    Is there a name for the revived-trendy basketball uni style which UNC is wearing? (which is a sleeveless t-shirt, essentially)

    UConn looks atrocious; the University of Maryland has sunk to a new low (who even knew that was possible???) with the new gold jersey; and I think it’s really cool that Syracuse’s whites say “ORANGE” on the front.

  • Jeff P. | October 13, 2007 at 11:42 pm |

    UNC jersey style is called “System of Dress” from Nike.

    Ohio State and Syracuse wore them last year during March Madness. I like them, although I’m not a huge fan of baddy shorts…it doesn’t look that bad.

    Off Topic…I notice that my computer runs really slow when I type responses on UniWatch. Does this happen to anyone else? Is it because my message is simultaneously “previewed” at the bottom eof the screen?

  • Kris McInnis | October 13, 2007 at 11:59 pm |

    Here’s a good shot of the randomness of Auburn’s nameplates on their away uniforms. THREE different variations: Condensed bold, bold, and regular. I’d call it sloppy, but then again they’ve won 15 games in a row in them. So War Road-Whites, I guess.

  • Justin | October 14, 2007 at 12:10 am |

    I think Steve DeBerg used to wear yellow laces when he played for Kansas City. Sorry no picture to back it up though.

  • Jim | October 14, 2007 at 12:13 am |

    Has anyone noticed that Papelbon is wearing the old style cap? Gray underbill.

  • Hambone | October 14, 2007 at 12:22 am |

    Local football show was showing a a high school team sporting this legwear:

    Best pic I could find

  • KU Student | October 14, 2007 at 1:17 am |

    I know a Rutgers Stuent Equipment Guy and I know that Rutgers currently has a stash of black jerseys and black pants somewhere in a closet. They got them last year and were considering wearing them against Lousiville but Louisville had worn black jerseys previously that year. There is talk of them debuting those against South Florida, but no word yet. The players do not even know that they have them yet. They decided to go with the black pants today but they do have black jerseys to go with them.

  • tom | October 14, 2007 at 1:46 am |

    i was watching the rangers game tonight a Jagr’s C was coming off the jersey. sorry no pics

  • Chris | October 14, 2007 at 2:03 am |

    those Rutgers black pants just looked weird. Red helmet, jersey with no black on it, and then solid black pants.

    no need to have black pants just to have alternate choices

  • Mikey | October 14, 2007 at 3:04 am |

    Local football show was showing a a high school team sporting this legwear:

    Best pic I could find

    And just a little logo creep thrown in just so everybody has something to complain about!

  • Dave Soline | October 14, 2007 at 7:41 am |

    Has anyone mentioned the mb Brewers logo on the Milwaukee Admirals jersey? http://www.milwaukee... I take it they are a sponsor since the QC Flames have Pepsi in the same spot.

  • Taylor | October 14, 2007 at 8:14 am |

    [quote comment=”156246″]UNC jersey style is called “System of Dress” from Nike.

    Ohio State and Syracuse wore them last year during March Madness. I like them, although I’m not a huge fan of baddy shorts…it doesn’t look that bad.

    Off Topic…I notice that my computer runs really slow when I type responses on UniWatch. Does this happen to anyone else? Is it because my message is simultaneously “previewed” at the bottom eof the screen?[/quote]

    I’m actually a fan of the big shorts. The shorts that come to your mid-thigh of the 80s are no longer. No more than I would drive a car from 1985. “System of dress” really isn’t all that bad in the whole scheme of things. Now if Nike would just fix their basketball shoes – man those things are uncomfortable!

  • Dan | October 14, 2007 at 8:18 am |

    [quote comment=”156348″]Has anyone mentioned the mb Brewers logo on the Milwaukee Admirals jersey? http://www.milwaukee... I take it they are a sponsor since the QC Flames have Pepsi in the same spot.[/quote]

    Yeah the team is partially owned by Ben Sheets and the Brewers owner

  • stan aka the took | October 14, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”156153″][quote comment=”156151″]that erodes Jordan brand’s value and makes it seem like the Dodge to Nike’s Plymouth.[/quote]

    So Nike will fold soon? Suh-weet![/quote]

    ahaha… funny stuff. i can see the moving trucks at nike headquarters right now… avia is the new sneaker of choice of all pros.

  • Scott Andrews | October 14, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    Clinton Portis is wearing yellow laces for the Redskins right now. Also, Shawn Taylor appears to have his number on a little crest or something on the chest part of his shoulder pads.

  • andy | October 14, 2007 at 8:10 pm |

    CCM and Graf hockey skates come with yellow laces when you buy a new pair of skates.

  • Mike | October 14, 2007 at 8:28 pm |

    Rockies back in black! I know you all hate them, but as a Rockies fan it means they cant lose!

  • Nick | October 15, 2007 at 12:46 am |

    [quote comment=”156196″]Just before the last play in regulation during the UK-LSU game, CBS showed a video of the 1964 team. I thought I saw a player wearing the number “1A”. Can anyone confirm?[/quote]

    I saw the “1A” player also. i know LSU wore a number/letter system for one year in the 1950’s or 1960’s, where backs were numbere B1, B2, B3, etc, ends were E1, E2, etc. But I have never heard of anyone else doing anything similar. but there it was on the film during yesterday’s game.

    I wonder if it wasn’yt a mascot or ballboy – but it sure looked like a legit layer on that film.

    Come on you KY jellyers, fill us in !!!

  • Reggie | October 15, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    Wax laces are available in all colours..I’d say 80% of the guys in the NHL wear them..Prevents lace bite and keeps the laces tight.

  • emd2k3 | October 15, 2007 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”156113″] that way, the Red Sox would have to whip up a black alternate for the World Series. ;-)[/quote]

    I’m sorry, is the ALCS over? Did I miss it? Last I checked, it was 1-1 and both teams had scored a total of 16 runs each in 2 games. That’s pretty close.

  • emd2k3 | October 15, 2007 at 2:02 pm |

    Closing italic tag?