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As you know, I’ve been trying to compile a list of teams with unique messages printed on their nose bumpers. That project is still ongoing (contributions still welcome), but along the way it’s yielded an interesting anomaly, thanks to the research efforts of reader Daniel Weimann.

Weimann was looking through photos of Division III teams (a smart move, since I suspect the best nose bumper material will be lurking amidst the D2, D3, and high school ranks) when he came upon Saint John’s, a D3 school in Minnesota. There’s nothing particularly unusual about the school’s nose bumper — it just reads, “Saint John’s.” The unusual thing is right above the bumper, where each player is wearing his name.

I’ve never seen anything like this, unless you count the tape stripes that many NFL teams use during training camp. It looks reaaaaaallly Mickey Mouse, especially on the Johnnies’ white road uni, where the combination of the name decal and the solid-white uni creates the unmistakable impression of a Wednesday-afternoon practice session. The luckiest guy on the team is clearly the fella in the middle of this photo, because his name is short enough to be relatively inconspicuous (especially compared to his lengthily surnamed teammate in the foreground).

Even more curiously, Saint John’s doesn’t use player names on its jerseys, either at home or on the road. So the helmet decals are the players’ only name-based identification. Do they use first initials for same-surnamed players? Have they ever had to use compressed typography for really long names? And it must be discouraging to see your family name get all scuffed and scratched and nicked, no? And most importantly, if you insist on putting names on the helmet, why not put them on the back? If anyone knows the story behind this, please fill us in.

If you want to see more pics, there’s a good collection of photo galleries here. Meanwhile, as an aside, we can add the Saint John’s logo to our list of creative uses of negative space.

Update: Shortly after today’s entry went up, Vince reminded me that Jeannette High School in Pennsylvania also puts player names on the front of the helmet, although they use smaller script lettering, as seen here, here, and here.

Intern Alert: In case you missed it yesterday, I’m in the market for a new intern. For details, scroll down to the “Help Wanted” section of yesterday’s post.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Page 2 has a big “Innovations” package running today, and I contributed a piece about bullpen car(t)s (not sure what time it’s being posted — certainly by early afternoon, maybe much sooner). My thanks to all of you who contributed info on this topic over the past week. … Notre Dame will wear green throwback jerseys and gold pants this Saturday, in honor of the 1977 championship team. The effect will presumably be something like this. … Nebraska is abandoning its ritual of having defensive starters wear black shirts during practice. Details here. … Excellent story here on the history of football helmet industry — highly recommended (with thanks to Richard Craig). … More good volleyball socks here (with thanks to Eric Martin). … According to an item on this page, Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard had two more jerseys tear on him Sunday night (with thanks to Jeff Barak). … I know some of you think I go on a bit much about logo creep, but come on (thanks, Vince). … Someone whose name I’ve misplaced (sorry about that) sent me this baseball card, which shows quite a gap between the number and the nameplate. … When the Rockies wear their black vests in the World Series (which will probably be every game, since neither the Indians nor the Red Sox have a black jersey), they’ll apparently wear the WS logo patch on their chests, not on their undershirt sleeves. … I might make an exception to my purple rule for the Cornell Rams of Cornell College, Iowa (with thanks to Noel Blaha). … We all know the Browns wear an “AL” memorial patch for Al Lerner. But David VanSlyke has noticed a detail I’ve never been aware of: “For game-issued jerseys from 2006 (not sure about other seasons), the ‘AL’ has an ever-so subtle script ‘E,’ which I believe stands for Edward — as in Alfred Edward Lerner.” … NSFW alert: I’ll be attending a sports-themed burlesque show on Friday night. Looks like they’ll be making some creative uses of uniforms. … Major find here: I’d occasionally heard that Deacon Jones had worn just his first name on his jersey while playing for the Chargers, but I’d never seen visual evidence of it — until now (big kudos to Gyula Nemeth). … Central and South American teams often use ads instead of nameplates. But Jean Oliva reports that the Cibao Giants of the Dominican Winter League have taken a different approach: They’re using ads instead of uni numbers. Numbers appear only on the front of the jersey (sorry, no photo of that).

 

138 comments to Front and Center

  • SQL | October 18, 2007 at 8:38 am |

    Most of the links in the ticker are dead to me

  • Cosmo | October 18, 2007 at 8:43 am |

    They just have extra information before and after the URL that needs to be deleted.

    Those St. J’s uni’s do look really bush league

  • Harry | October 18, 2007 at 8:49 am |

    The head coach at St John’s is John Gagliardi. He is college football’s all time winningest coach with over 450 wins. He also has 4 National Championships and 25 MIAC titles in over 50 years of coaching there. St. John’s always has over 100 players on it’s team so I think the player names may be there so the 80 year old Gagliardi knows who the players are. Interestingly, his teams never hit or tackle during practice. They save it all for game day. The campus sits pretty much in the middle of the countryside. It’s a beautiful setting for college football. This guy is very funny and self depreciating. A book could be filled with hilarious quotes from him.

  • Jim | October 18, 2007 at 8:49 am |

    Is it just me, or since Paul set a self deadline of like 10am for posting have the artices been showing up earlier than before? Way to go Paul!

    Most of the ticket links failed for me too….

  • Rick | October 18, 2007 at 8:50 am |

    Ahhh, yeah, what he said. Most of the links are saying not found.

  • Shane | October 18, 2007 at 8:56 am |

    Glitchy.

    Those helmets look pretty bad, man. Of course, I’ve never really liked the Mets wearing names on their helmets either.

  • Vince Grzegorek | October 18, 2007 at 9:02 am |

    Hey everyone. I fixed all the coding for the links in the Ticker. Good news, they work now. Enjoy.

  • Vince Grzegorek | October 18, 2007 at 9:06 am |

    “I’ve never seen anything like this, unless you count the tape stripes that many NFL teams use during training camp.”

    I’m sure it was a slight oversight by Paul, but Jeannette High School in PA also uses names above the nose bumper, except they are script.

  • Johnny O | October 18, 2007 at 9:17 am |

    I don’t have any pics, but I visited St. John’s when looking for a college to go to, and if I remember correctly the football stadium is literally in the middle of the campus. The school revolves around football, and from what I remember, they are usually very good.

  • Boston Nick | October 18, 2007 at 9:17 am |

    [quote comment=”158129″]”I’ve never seen anything like this, unless you count the tape stripes that many NFL teams use during training camp.”

    I’m sure it was a slight oversight by Paul, but Jeannette High School in PA also uses names above the nose bumper, except they are script.[/quote]

    For some reason, that looks better to me than the St. John’s version.

    Here’s hoping that the kid in those photos does the decent thing and picks West Virginia, because I have nightmares of duel-threat Ohio State quarterbacks, and probably will until Troy Smith retires from the NFL.

  • Charlie | October 18, 2007 at 9:20 am |

    I live about 20 minutes from Jeannette, and played them when I was in High School. VERY good HS football team…and yeah they use the names. (why didn’t I remember that?) It made it easy to taunt them…

    As for the Browns patch I can’t see the E…maybe i’m looking in the wrong place.

  • Ryan | October 18, 2007 at 9:21 am |

    In regards to the St. Johns helmets, Coach Gagliardi (who is borderline senile) has openly admitted he does NOT know his own players names in the newspaper. He is merely a figurehead for the program but his “coaching” consists of standing on the sidelines and making asinine comments to the media about how funny/old he is. This is my best guess for the helmet names.

  • ben | October 18, 2007 at 9:27 am |

    [quote comment=”158120″]The head coach at St John’s is John Gagliardi. … A book could be filled with hilarious quotes from him.[/quote]
    Like Austin Murphy’s “A Sweet Season” or “No-How Coaching” by Gags and some co-writer.

    They don’t cut anyone up there, ever, never have. And those sanctimonious pricks beat up on everyone in the MIAC.

    He also, if I recall, has a winning career record as a hockey coach as well.

  • John | October 18, 2007 at 9:29 am |

    I actually dont mind the St Johns uniforms at all. Classic in their simplicity. St Johns in a DIII powerhouse and their coach is a legend. Sports Illustrated writer, Austin Murphy, wrote an excellent book about this program after spending a year on campus. It is a great book about football but also about life. Very funny, insightful etc. The book is call The Sweet Season

  • Shaeff | October 18, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    I played at Cornell in the early 90s and our unis were not that cool – in fact, the home unis were purple pants jerseys & helmets – and we never wore those cool sox…. As a former player, I applaud the changes (although their record these days is not good)

  • Jason Reynolds | October 18, 2007 at 9:39 am |

    South Carolina’s Jonathan Williams and Mike Davis have the first two letters of their first name on their nameplates because there are other players on the roster with first names starting with the same first letter and same last name. First time I noticed Mike Davis’ though I thought it looked odd.
    http://vmedia.rivals...
    http://vmedia.rivals...

  • Robert | October 18, 2007 at 9:41 am |

    Nebraska is abandoning its ritual of having defensive starters wear black shirts during practice. Details here.

    Not abandoning. It is more like the players are punishing themselves for sucking, and they will bring the black practice jerseys back as soon as they get their collective act together.

    “When things get cleaned up, we can put them back on,” he said. “Until then, we might as well wear the reds.”

  • BCrisp | October 18, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    Check out this eBay lot
    This is from the year when A&M won its only national championship, but why is the uniform different from these photos?
    Something fishy going on here.

  • al | October 18, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    Here is hoping ND also break out the socks seen in the Montana picture.

  • tc | October 18, 2007 at 9:51 am |

    [quote comment=”158129″]”I’ve never seen anything like this, unless you count the tape stripes that many NFL teams use during training camp.”

    I’m sure it was a slight oversight by Paul, but Jeannette High School in PA also uses names above the nose bumper, except they are script.[/quote]

    HMMM. Terrelle Pryor. Doing some recruiting research for Ohio State, Vince?

  • Joey Guns | October 18, 2007 at 10:00 am |

    [quote comment=”158153″][quote comment=”158129″]”I’ve never seen anything like this, unless you count the tape stripes that many NFL teams use during training camp.”

    I’m sure it was a slight oversight by Paul, but Jeannette High School in PA also uses names above the nose bumper, except they are script.[/quote]

    HMMM. Terrelle Pryor. Doing some recruiting research for Ohio State, Vince?[/quote]

    I hope Pryor ends up at Penn State, but I’m doubtful. He recently got into a little trouble at an amusement park in Pittsburgh:

    http://www.thepittsb...

  • Billy D | October 18, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    I love the MIAC nicknames:
    Saint Johns Johnnies
    Saint Olaf Ole’s
    Saint Thomas Tommies
    Augsburg Auggies
    Gustavus Adolphus Gusties

  • dm00n | October 18, 2007 at 10:05 am |

    From the website of the San Diego Chargers:

    For Thursday’s practice, all Chargers players will be wearing either their college or high school jerseys. The idea was initiated by Rivers, who simply wanted to guys to have some fun and celebrate where they come from.

  • Kelly | October 18, 2007 at 10:05 am |

    I wonder which dominican winter league team will be sponsored by these guys

  • possum | October 18, 2007 at 10:07 am |

    Burlesque shows are the best! I bet a sports themed one will be a blast, I’d say throw us some pics but all the ones I’ve ever been to don’t allow cameras.

  • Boston Nick | October 18, 2007 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”158157″][quote comment=”158153″][quote comment=”158129″]”I’ve never seen anything like this, unless you count the tape stripes that many NFL teams use during training camp.”

    I’m sure it was a slight oversight by Paul, but Jeannette High School in PA also uses names above the nose bumper, except they are script.[/quote]

    HMMM. Terrelle Pryor. Doing some recruiting research for Ohio State, Vince?[/quote]

    I hope Pryor ends up at Penn State, but I’m doubtful.

    He recently got into a little trouble at an amusement park in Pittsburgh:

    http://www.thepittsb...

    That’s nothing. I highly doubt JoePa would object to a kid like that. Sounds like a dubious charge at best.

    Either way, it’s not like Penn State has the same high standards of past years. Much like my squad, Michigan, there has seemed to be an increase in the number of incidences of trouble at Penn State in the past few years.

    I think the troubling thing in both cases is that both teams have coaches who should probably be on the way out, and it seems like they’re losing control of an area they always had locked down.

  • Cosmo | October 18, 2007 at 10:10 am |

    [quote comment=”158136″]Here’s hoping that the kid in those photos does the decent thing and picks West Virginia, because I have nightmares of duel-threat Ohio State quarterbacks, and probably will until Troy Smith retires from the NFL.[/quote]

    That kid (Tyrelle Pryor) is looking to play football AND basketball at a major D-1 school. Following in the footsteps of Julius Peppers and the guy from Florida that plays both (can’t remember his name)

  • Paul P | October 18, 2007 at 10:16 am |

    The Red Sox pitchers and their fondness for camouflage continues. Check out Josh Beckett’s necklace in this photo:
    http://cache.boston....
    And Mike Timlin’s glove:
    http://cache.boston....

  • Paul Lukas | October 18, 2007 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”158162″]Burlesque shows are the best! I bet a sports themed one will be a blast, I’d say throw us some pics but all the ones I’ve ever been to don’t allow cameras.[/quote]

    I’ve gotten tentative permission to take photos. They’re very amused by the notion that they might end up on a site devoted to sports uniforms.

  • negretz | October 18, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    no link but the monterrey sultanes of the mexican league have a coca-cola ad where the team name should be. I think they have a smaller team logo ala soccer jerseys. can anyone find a pic?

  • jesse | October 18, 2007 at 10:23 am |

    [quote comment=”158163″][quote comment=”158157″][quote comment=”158153″][quote comment=”158129″]”I’ve never seen anything like this, unless you count the tape stripes that many NFL teams use during training camp.”

    I’m sure it was a slight oversight by Paul, but Jeannette High School in PA also uses names above the nose bumper, except they are script.[/quote]

    HMMM. Terrelle Pryor. Doing some recruiting research for Ohio State, Vince?[/quote]

    I hope Pryor ends up at Penn State, but I’m doubtful.

    He recently got into a little trouble at an amusement park in Pittsburgh:

    http://www.thepittsb...

    That’s nothing. I highly doubt JoePa would object to a kid like that. Sounds like a dubious charge at best.

    Either way, it’s not like Penn State has the same high standards of past years. Much like my squad, Michigan, there has seemed to be an increase in the number of incidences of trouble at Penn State in the past few years.

    I think the troubling thing in both cases is that both teams have coaches who should probably be on the way out, and it seems like they’re losing control of an area they always had locked down.[/quote]

    Pryor is going to Ohio State unless something very strange happens. A summary offense at Kennywood isn’t scaring anybody off.

    With respect to the off the field stuff, shit happens, and it tends to come in bunches. It’s how you deal with adversity that defines you, not whether you face it. Obviously the coaches can’t control what players do 24 hours a day, they can only discipline after the fact.

    Penn State has had some issues off the field this year, some blown out of proportion (the fight over the summer), some silly (four players charged with underage drinking, which is about as worrisome to me as a rainy day) and one serious (Austin Scott). In all cases I think the punishment Paterno has handed out has fit the crime. Keep in mind he’s a football coach, a Criminal Court Judge.

  • Peter G | October 18, 2007 at 10:26 am |

    Burlesque AND an upskirt on the same day!

  • Joe Drennan | October 18, 2007 at 10:26 am |

    I was beat to the explination of the St. John’s team. Great book too as I just read The Sweet Season. St. john’s is a football school, but the school being in Minnesota, they’ve got quite the hockey team too coached by 1980 gold medalist John Harrington. You might remember him from the cone head line. I myself and a proud alumnus of the MIAC and faced St. John’s several times in hockey and had some of my best games at their arena.

  • Johnny O | October 18, 2007 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”158158″]I love the MIAC nicknames:
    Saint Johns Johnnies
    Saint Olaf Ole’s
    Saint Thomas Tommies
    Augsburg Auggies
    Gustavus Adolphus Gusties[/quote]

    Even better, they are technically the Gustavus Adolphus GOLDEN Gusties.

    And this is a great chance to give a shout out to my home town which has D-III school University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, who are the Pointers (as in the hunting dog, but in athletics they refer to themselves always as “Dawgs”)

  • Karl Anderson | October 18, 2007 at 10:37 am |

    [quote comment=”158158″]I love the MIAC nicknames:
    Saint Johns Johnnies
    Saint Olaf Ole’s
    Saint Thomas Tommies
    Augsburg Auggies
    Gustavus Adolphus Gusties[/quote]

    I went to Gustavus and I do admit most of the nicknames are very unoriginal along with the mascots that follow (most using some sort of lion or for St Thomas-a wildcat). As far as St. John’s and Gagliardi-a very classless team and as Ryan said, “a figurehead for the program” who does very little other than just stand on the sidelines. Plus, they don’t need to hit in practice anyways-its an all men’s school.

  • Chance | October 18, 2007 at 10:38 am |

    “a sports-themed burlesque show”? Was only a matter of time.

    In England, they have this tradition that seems very strange to American eyes – photos of topless models stripping out of soccer jerseys. Obviously approved by the teams, and they must make some money off them.

    Somebody tell Steinbrenner – there’s a market he hasn’t yet tapped….

  • Chance | October 18, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    Well, it’s all sold out.

    Thanks for telling us a little late, Lukas!

  • Dane | October 18, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”158182″]
    In England, they have this tradition that seems very strange to American eyes – photos of topless models stripping out of soccer jerseys. Obviously approved by the teams, and they must make some money off them.

    Somebody tell Steinbrenner – there’s a market he hasn’t yet tapped….[/quote]

    What do you think A-Rod was doing that night in Toronto? Scouting for the company, I bet!

  • SS | October 18, 2007 at 10:58 am |

    I know it’s not really negative space (and maybe it was mentioned already since I’ve been out of the coutnry for a while and without internet access), but the tour de france logo has a hidden bike rider in it. The “o” in “tour” is the back wheel, the “u” is the seat, the “r is the person riding and the front fork, and the front tire is the yellow sun-thing.

  • SS | October 18, 2007 at 10:58 am |

    here’s the tour de france logo

    http://www.pontinfo....

  • Neil | October 18, 2007 at 11:03 am |

    Another example of a huge gap between nameplate and numbers – 1988-89 Winnipeg Jets jerseys:

    http://www.gameworna...

  • My name is not Earl | October 18, 2007 at 11:03 am |

    The Nebraska defense temporarily dispensing with the Black Shirts seems to be similar to schools that take the helmet decals off the helmets whenever the team starts to tank (Colorado and Fresno State immediately come to mind).

    Second, if Notre Dame really wanted to have a throwback experience on Saturday, they could (1) roll a Trojan Horse onto the field, like they did in ’77, and (2) get Keith Jackson to call the game for NBC, much like he did the original Green Jersey Game for ABC. Jackson would be much better than that blathering idiot they have now.

  • Brian from Short Island | October 18, 2007 at 11:05 am |

    I wonder if ND will wear yellow pants (to match the jersey numbers) or gold pants (to match the helmets)

    I’ll be sure to get some pictures. Go Irish!

  • Talon Lardner | October 18, 2007 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”158175″]Burlesque AND an upskirt on the same day![/quote]

    And of course, it happens only when I am reading uni-watch in a public computer lab at my university!

  • Matt | October 18, 2007 at 11:22 am |

    I have to disagree about the St. John’s helmets. The entire uniform is classic and who cares if they have their last names on the front of the helmet?

    Oh no!!! A team is unique and is doing its own thing!!! Call the Uni Police!!!

    And the part about how it is discouraging to see your family’s name scratched is a bit rediculous. How ’bout all the players that this website has documented having their name plate being half ripped off or completely misspelled?

    Just my opinion though. Heaven forbid I go against the czar of uniforms.

  • Joe Drennan | October 18, 2007 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”158179″][quote comment=”158158″]I love the MIAC nicknames:
    Saint Johns Johnnies
    Saint Olaf Ole’s
    Saint Thomas Tommies
    Augsburg Auggies
    Gustavus Adolphus Gusties[/quote]

    I went to Gustavus and I do admit most of the nicknames are very unoriginal along with the mascots that follow (most using some sort of lion or for St Thomas-a wildcat). As far as St. John’s and Gagliardi-a very classless team and as Ryan said, “a figurehead for the program” who does very little other than just stand on the sidelines. Plus, they don’t need to hit in practice anyways-its an all men’s school.[/quote]
    I don’t want to pick on anyone, but the only time I’ve hear bad things about gags is from opposing football players who are unhappy that gags runs up the score after putting in his reserves. As a coach myself I have mixed feelings. I don’t like to tell the players to let up as that goes against the grain of what I teach them, but at the same time, if the reserves are doing their best and still whooping butt, maybe the problem isn’t the winning team’s class, but the lack of talent on the other side of the field.

    To pick on St. John’s for being an all guys school iiisn’t fair as St. ben’s is right next door and they have co-ed classes. It’s more of a technicality so the two school can still exists without one having to lose its idenity.

  • possum | October 18, 2007 at 11:34 am |

    [quote comment=”158177″][quote comment=”158158″]I love the MIAC nicknames:
    Saint Johns Johnnies
    Saint Olaf Ole’s
    Saint Thomas Tommies
    Augsburg Auggies
    Gustavus Adolphus Gusties[/quote]

    Even better, they are technically the Gustavus Adolphus GOLDEN Gusties.

    And this is a great chance to give a shout out to my home town which has D-III school University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, who are the Pointers (as in the hunting dog, but in athletics they refer to themselves always as “Dawgs”)[/quote]
    Here are pictures of UWSP’s road hockey jersey from their back-to-back-to-back DIII championships in the early 90s. I picked this gamer of goalie Todd Chin off of Ebay a couple years ago. UWSP also had a standout forward, Shawn Wheeler, who played several years here in Charlotte. I got to know the old coach over emails, very nice people up there.

  • Kerry P. | October 18, 2007 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”158185″][quote comment=”158127″]Hey everyone. I fixed all the coding for the links in the Ticker. Good news, they work now. Enjoy.[/quote]
    thanks ya d-bag[/quote]
    Since there is apparently another “Kerry” on here now, I will henceforth be identifying myself as “Kerry P” in all of my comments.

  • Johnny O | October 18, 2007 at 11:44 am |

    Check out this old school pic of Hancock Central High School (Michigan) from 1904. And I don’t know if its the color, but it seems to me that there is an African American player in the middle. For 1904 that seems pretty rare.

    Hancock Central

  • Nolan | October 18, 2007 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”158191″]I know it’s not really negative space (and maybe it was mentioned already since I’ve been out of the coutnry for a while and without internet access), but the tour de france logo has a hidden bike rider in it. The “o” in “tour” is the back wheel, the “u” is the seat, the “r is the person riding and the front fork, and the front tire is the yellow sun-thing.
    [/quote]

    Wow, I’ve never noticed that. That’s great.

  • al | October 18, 2007 at 11:53 am |

    [quote comment=”158182″]”a sports-themed burlesque show”? Was only a matter of time.

    In England, they have this tradition that seems very strange to American eyes – photos of topless models stripping out of soccer jerseys. Obviously approved by the teams, and they must make some money off them.

    Somebody tell Steinbrenner – there’s a market he hasn’t yet tapped….[/quote]

    I would tell the Boss–but he’s having his tapioca and has left instructions not to be bothered.

  • Scott | October 18, 2007 at 11:56 am |

    Maybe it’s me, but the numbers on those Cornell uniforms look blue, or at least a bluer shade of purple than the rest of it.

  • Rob T | October 18, 2007 at 12:05 pm |

    Even the teams who have proper mascots get the MIAC nicknames. Carleton College is the Knights, but the students are known as Carls.

  • Kevin Corley | October 18, 2007 at 12:09 pm |

    Just noticed the other day that the USA Network logo uses negative space.

    USA Network

  • C.J. | October 18, 2007 at 12:35 pm |

    The 2007 St. John’s roster has 178 players.

    3 numbers not used.
    19 numbers have only 1 “occupant.”
    72 numbers are doubled.
    5 numbers are tripled.

    With all of those duplicates, I have to assume that the numbers on the front of the helmet are for photogs and radio personnel (with binocs, obviously) to get a quick ID on the player. Otherwise, they’d have absolutely no chance.

    And as for Jeannette, how long before Kansas goes all Wisconsin on them about their logo?

  • Neil | October 18, 2007 at 12:37 pm |

    Those interested in D3 sports should check out and .
    Good stuff.

  • Neil | October 18, 2007 at 12:38 pm |

    Well, that didn’t work… whatever. D3football.com and D3hoops.com is what I was trying to post.

  • Evan | October 18, 2007 at 12:48 pm |

    Has anyone heard anything about new Florida basketball jerseys?
    Mareese Speight’s facebook picture is this
    and they look like new jerseys but they could just be practice ones…anyone know?

  • Boznia | October 18, 2007 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”158236″]And as for Jeannette, how long before Kansas goes all Wisconsin on them about their logo?[/quote]

    Man, if every D-I school did that, almost none of the local high schools would have logos. I can think of one offhand that still uses the Wisconsin logo (unless they recently changed it).

  • Water | October 18, 2007 at 12:49 pm |

    The high school with the name plates looks like they use the Jayhawk as a logo. Pretty rare considering Kansas is the only school I know using the Jayhawk.

  • Ronnie Poore | October 18, 2007 at 12:52 pm |

    The Columbia SC newspaper offers the “Steve Spurrier Dress Up Doll” in today’s edition. click on the banner below the date on this link to play along:
    http://www.thestate....

  • C.J. | October 18, 2007 at 12:54 pm |

    Urbandale (Iowa) HS is the J-Hawks. For a long time, they used the KU logo with a “U” on the chest instead of “KU”. Kansas made them change it, and now they have a different-looking character. Recently, however, they started using a Miami Hurricane-esque “U” as a secondary logo/helmet decal.

    Urbandale’s two marks

  • Gabe | October 18, 2007 at 12:58 pm |

    I was listening to an interview with Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward this morning, and they were asking him about his goal face mask designs. Apparently he is switching to new ones this year that are more North Carolina themed.

    These will include a Blackbeard/pirate design, and a few others that I can’t remember. He claims he got the idea from a previous local goalie mask he saw that had a lighthouse-based design (for those who don’t know, the lighthouse is a major state symbol down here.

    What I’m wondering is what other goalie mask in the area was prominent enough to have inspired him? They’re the only pro team in the area as far as I know.

  • JoeS | October 18, 2007 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”158202″][quote comment=”158175″]Burlesque AND an upskirt on the same day![/quote]

    And of course, it happens only when I am reading uni-watch in a public computer lab at my university![/quote]
    Yeah, like that is the worst thing that is viewed on those computers!

  • Ben in MN | October 18, 2007 at 1:00 pm |

    I’m a St. John’s grad. And I can confirm most of the comments already made. The team doesn’t cut people, so the numbers can get pretty high. If my memory is correct only the guys that actually play get their names on their helmets. So for home games depending on the year they have between 150-200 players in uniform and when guys have uniforms and helmets on there aren’t a lot of distinguishing characteristics (especially remembering that this is a small central MN D3 school).

    And yeah they are ranked in the top 5 in D3 just about every year.

  • Adam in Chicago | October 18, 2007 at 1:10 pm |

    I might make an exception to my purple rule for the Cornell Rams of Cornell College, Iowa (with thanks to Noel Blaha)

    Shaeff:
    in the early 90s and our unis were not that cool – in fact, the home unis were purple pants jerseys & helmets

    I’m Cornell College Class of ’02!

    When I was there the uniforms were awful. I don’t mind purple as much as Paul, but these were solid head-to-toe purple with white numbers and helmet horns – no sleeve stripes, nothing. The road whites were passable, but at home… *shudder*.

  • Paul P | October 18, 2007 at 1:14 pm |

    This is just awful! What the hell is up with England, between the numbers and the underarm print…. just terrible jerseys.

    http://soccernet-aka...

  • John Zajac | October 18, 2007 at 1:18 pm |

    It also looks like there are a few different uni manufacturers for St. Johns too. Some have the New Balance logo printed on the jerseys and pants, others with a NB patch sewn on both. If you look close you can see it happens on both the home and away jerseys. Maybe a player gets one uniform set while they’re there with no cuts being made, and whoever is the manufacturer year to year a patch is just put in that place to make it match? Just an idea.

  • DrBear | October 18, 2007 at 1:26 pm |

    As somebody who takes football photos for my newspaper, I would dearly love to see the name on the helmet become mandatory.

  • Jason G. | October 18, 2007 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”158252″]The Columbia SC newspaper offers the “Steve Spurrier Dress Up Doll” in today’s edition. click on the banner below the date on this link to play along:
    http://www.thestate....

    They forgot the horns.

  • Vince DeMarco | October 18, 2007 at 1:41 pm |

    I’ve wondered this for quite a while, do those thin arm thingies serve any functional purpose? http://farm2.static....

  • TOG | October 18, 2007 at 2:00 pm |

    IMO- Love the Div 3 football uniforms. Clean, non cluttered and all about the number, color and let the name just be provided on the front of the helmet. Awesome.

    See Penn State for a Div 1 sample of why less is more.

    http://psualum.com/a...

  • jaye | October 18, 2007 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”158275″]I’ve wondered this for quite a while, do those thin arm thingies serve any functional purpose? http://farm2.static....

    My son told me it keeps the player’s elbow from bending back too far. I don’t know if it’s true, but that’s what I heard.

  • Tim D | October 18, 2007 at 2:13 pm |

    Hate to go against the grain here but I LOVE those St.Joe’s helmets with their names on the front. Just a classic, clean uni, and I am one who likes to see a little differnce and adventure in uniforms that still are based on a classic look

  • MikeR | October 18, 2007 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”158275″]I’ve wondered this for quite a while, do those thin arm thingies serve any functional purpose? http://farm2.static....

    No, they’re just wristbands that the players cut even thinner. They serve no purpose, other than to make a player think he looks cool.

    It’s funny the way fashion is cyclical when it comes to something as irrelevant as wristbands. Back in the late 90s, having the long ones (the size of QB wristbands) was the style. Then the smaller ones became cool again, and now players are trying to get them as small as possible.

  • jaye | October 18, 2007 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”158287″][quote comment=”158275″]I’ve wondered this for quite a while, do those thin arm thingies serve any functional purpose? http://farm2.static....

    No, they’re just wristbands that the players cut even thinner. They serve no purpose, other than to make a player think he looks cool.

    It’s funny the way fashion is cyclical when it comes to something as irrelevant as wristbands. Back in the late 90s, having the long ones (the size of QB wristbands) was the style. Then the smaller ones became cool again, and now players are trying to get them as small as possible.[/quote]

    ?? They stretch that much to get that high on the arm??

  • super390 | October 18, 2007 at 2:28 pm |

    Seems to be a lot of hatred for St. John’s. There’s a certain faction of sports fans who always seem to be threatened by coaches who win without acting like Nazis or Vince Lombardi. Do you guys have any excuses for the non-senile coaches who lose?

    This is why I miss Bum Phillips.

  • Justin | October 18, 2007 at 2:29 pm |

    Speaking of negative space the University of North Florida used to have an awesome negative space logo.

  • MLB2PDX | October 18, 2007 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”158287″][quote comment=”158275″]I’ve wondered this for quite a while, do those thin arm thingies serve any functional purpose? http://farm2.static....

    No, they’re just wristbands that the players cut even thinner. They serve no purpose, other than to make a player think he looks cool.

    It’s funny the way fashion is cyclical when it comes to something as irrelevant as wristbands. Back in the late 90s, having the long ones (the size of QB wristbands) was the style. Then the smaller ones became cool again, and now players are trying to get them as small as possible.[/quote]

    Actually, I’m not sure that is the case. But this is also just a guess, so I’m probably wrong. I always assumed that they put pressure on the tendon which then takes pressure off the joint as a whole. Reason I say this is that I’ve had two knee surgeries and have been told to wear a strap below the knee to put pressure on the patella tendon. This then stabilizes the joint. I’ve tried this, and I think it does help and work. Anyway, I always just assumed the elbow bands served the same purpose.

  • Stuby | October 18, 2007 at 2:31 pm |

    “It took me a while to see what this was. Because of the new helmets the riders use (that look like alien heads) I thought that the “U” in Tour was the rider’s head”

    Me too, but then it looked like there was a turd flying out of the rider’s butt.

  • Rich | October 18, 2007 at 2:32 pm |

    I’m sorry, but these World Series logo patches look totally lame, no matter where they’re placed.

  • Shaeff | October 18, 2007 at 2:32 pm |

    Adam, yes, the Head to Toe purple was terrible…

  • Kevin M | October 18, 2007 at 2:33 pm |

    Paul, nice work on the bullpen cart story. Some funny stuff there. Although the blog you linked to hasn’t been updated since 2005!

  • JP | October 18, 2007 at 2:36 pm |

    I’ve wondered this for quite a while, do those thin arm thingies serve any functional purpose? http://farm2.static….

    No, they’re just wristbands that the players cut even thinner. They serve no purpose, other than to make a player think he looks cool.

    It’s funny the way fashion is cyclical when it comes to something as irrelevant as wristbands. Back in the late 90s, having the long ones (the size of QB wristbands) was the style. Then the smaller ones became cool again, and now players are trying to get them as small as possible.

    Also, players use the little ones because they are tighter and make their biceps bulge a little more. They are way too flimsy to work like knee straps…

  • Will Morris | October 18, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    It might not be a last name on a uniform, but Pleasantville High School (NJ) puts the school abbreviation on the front of the helmet, as seen in the photographs here. It’s on a white border on a maroon helmet, with a greyhound on either side of the helmet. Not sure why they are the Greyhounds, though I’m pretty sure that it’s NOT because the Greyhound bus terminal for Atlantic City is actually in Pleasantville.

  • Teebz | October 18, 2007 at 2:42 pm |

    Gabe, the only lighthouses on masks that I can remember were compliments of the Islanders organization. Tommy Salo’s Fisherman mask had the lighthouse on the sides. Roberto Luongo had an obscure lighthouse on the side of his Isles’ mask.

    As for “local” to Carolina? I can’t think of any goalies of the Hurricanes who have worn a lighthouse as an NHL goalie.

  • Karl Anderson | October 18, 2007 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”158287″][quote comment=”158275″]I’ve wondered this for quite a while, do those thin arm thingies serve any functional purpose? http://farm2.static....

    No, they’re just wristbands that the players cut even thinner. They serve no purpose, other than to make a player think he looks cool.

    It’s funny the way fashion is cyclical when it comes to something as irrelevant as wristbands. Back in the late 90s, having the long ones (the size of QB wristbands) was the style. Then the smaller ones became cool again, and now players are trying to get them as small as possible.[/quote]

    I know alot of people will wear them extra tight or even wear rubber bands on their arms to cut off the blood and make their veins stand out more. AKA look like fools.

  • Teebz | October 18, 2007 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”158305″]Gabe, the only lighthouses on masks that I can remember were compliments of the Islanders organization. Tommy Salo’s Fisherman mask had the lighthouse on the sides. Roberto Luongo had an obscure lighthouse on the side of his Isles’ mask.

    As for “local” to Carolina? I can’t think of any goalies of the Hurricanes who have worn a lighthouse as an NHL goalie.[/quote]

    Wait, I lied. Tom Barrasso wore one on both sides! I guess I forgot about his short stint in Carolina.

  • Tod H. | October 18, 2007 at 2:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”158296″]Speaking of negative space the University of North Florida used to have an awesome negative space logo.[/quote]

    Make that a burlesque show, an upskirt, and a penis logo all in one day.

  • Teebz | October 18, 2007 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”158309″][quote comment=”158305″]Gabe, the only lighthouses on masks that I can remember were compliments of the Islanders organization. Tommy Salo’s Fisherman mask had the lighthouse on the sides. Roberto Luongo had an obscure lighthouse on the side of his Isles’ mask.

    As for “local” to Carolina? I can’t think of any goalies of the Hurricanes who have worn a lighthouse as an NHL goalie.[/quote]

    Wait, I lied. Tom Barrasso wore one on both sides! I guess I forgot about his short stint in Carolina.[/quote]

    To continue quoting myself, Tom Barrasso is Cam Ward’s golaie coach in Carolina. Maybe he had something to do with Ward’s decision?

  • Charlie | October 18, 2007 at 2:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”158174″][quote comment=”158163″][quote comment=”158157″][quote comment=”158153″][quote comment=”158129″]”I’ve never seen anything like this, unless you count the tape stripes that many NFL teams use during training camp.”

    I’m sure it was a slight oversight by Paul, but Jeannette High School in PA also uses names above the nose bumper, except they are script.[/quote]

    HMMM. Terrelle Pryor. Doing some recruiting research for Ohio State, Vince?[/quote]

    I hope Pryor ends up at Penn State, but I’m doubtful.

    He recently got into a little trouble at an amusement park in Pittsburgh:

    http://www.thepittsb...

    That’s nothing. I highly doubt JoePa would object to a kid like that. Sounds like a dubious charge at best.

    Either way, it’s not like Penn State has the same high standards of past years. Much like my squad, Michigan, there has seemed to be an increase in the number of incidences of trouble at Penn State in the past few years.

    I think the troubling thing in both cases is that both teams have coaches who should probably be on the way out, and it seems like they’re losing control of an area they always had locked down.[/quote]

    Pryor is going to Ohio State unless something very strange happens. A summary offense at Kennywood isn’t scaring anybody off.

    With respect to the off the field stuff, shit happens, and it tends to come in bunches. It’s how you deal with adversity that defines you, not whether you face it. Obviously the coaches can’t control what players do 24 hours a day, they can only discipline after the fact.

    Penn State has had some issues off the field this year, some blown out of proportion (the fight over the summer), some silly (four players charged with underage drinking, which is about as worrisome to me as a rainy day) and one serious (Austin Scott). In all cases I think the punishment Paterno has handed out has fit the crime. Keep in mind he’s a football coach, a Criminal Court Judge.[/quote]

    Maybe Pitt will get him!! (Sorry…I had to laugh today…this was the best way!)

  • possum | October 18, 2007 at 2:56 pm |

    Damn, I just had a post eaten that I spent like 10 minutes researching about Cape Hatteras and Sean Burke. If that could be recovered that would be great.

  • joe | October 18, 2007 at 3:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”158296″]Speaking of negative space the University of North Florida used to have an awesome negative space logo.[/quote]
    its nice except it shows the southern end of florida

  • Teebz | October 18, 2007 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”158314″][quote comment=”158309″][quote comment=”158305″]Gabe, the only lighthouses on masks that I can remember were compliments of the Islanders organization. Tommy Salo’s Fisherman mask had the lighthouse on the sides. Roberto Luongo had an obscure lighthouse on the side of his Isles’ mask.

    As for “local” to Carolina? I can’t think of any goalies of the Hurricanes who have worn a lighthouse as an NHL goalie.[/quote]

    Wait, I lied. Tom Barrasso wore one on both sides! I guess I forgot about his short stint in Carolina.[/quote]

    To continue quoting myself, Tom Barrasso is Cam Ward’s golaie coach in Carolina. Maybe he had something to do with Ward’s decision?[/quote]

    Ok, this should just be my personal thread. I’ve fixed the 404 links above for Salo and Luongo by linking to a different page. You can find Salo here, and Luongo here.

    Ron Hextall wore a lighthouse as an Islander. Tommy Salo wore another lighthouse design. Eric Fichaud didn’t disappoint as well.

    Clearly, though, lighthouses have played a big role in mask designs for the Isles and, to a lesser degree, the Hurricanes.

  • College Kid | October 18, 2007 at 3:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”158306″][quote comment=”158287″][quote comment=”158275″]I’ve wondered this for quite a while, do those thin arm thingies serve any functional purpose? http://farm2.static....

    No, they’re just wristbands that the players cut even thinner. They serve no purpose, other than to make a player think he looks cool.

    It’s funny the way fashion is cyclical when it comes to something as irrelevant as wristbands. Back in the late 90s, having the long ones (the size of QB wristbands) was the style. Then the smaller ones became cool again, and now players are trying to get them as small as possible.[/quote]

    I know alot of people will wear them extra tight or even wear rubber bands on their arms to cut off the blood and make their veins stand out more. AKA look like fools.[/quote]

    The tiny “sweatbands” are not cut by the players to be that small. Nike sells them in packs of 2, and each is about .5″ wide. They are flimsy and are more for show than anything. They aren’t stable enough to provide the support that knee bands do. In our equipment room, players can choose from the small, normal (2″) or large (i believe they’re 4″) wristbands for games. Most go for the small and put them just above the elbow or bicep.

  • Anthony Verna | October 18, 2007 at 3:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”158304″]It might not be a last name on a uniform, but Pleasantville High School (NJ) puts the school abbreviation on the front of the helmet, as seen in the photographs here. It’s on a white border on a maroon helmet, with a greyhound on either side of the helmet. Not sure why they are the Greyhounds, though I’m pretty sure that it’s NOT because the Greyhound bus terminal for Atlantic City is actually in Pleasantville.[/quote]

    Maybe there’s a track with an electronic bunny somewhere close by.

  • Mark Max | October 18, 2007 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”158296″]Speaking of negative space the University of North Florida used to have an awesome negative space logo.[/quote]
    Another college that uses negative space is my hometown school, Youngstown State.

  • warren thompson | October 18, 2007 at 3:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”158239″]Well, that didn’t work… whatever. D3football.com and D3hoops.com is what I was trying to post.[/quote]

    D3hoops.com and D3football.com are the brainchildren of Pat Coleman, a native Minnesotan and himself a graduate of a D3 venue (Catholic University). They provide excellent coverage of these sports, along with D3 baseball, lacrosse, and soccer. Take a look at them ….

  • jesse | October 18, 2007 at 3:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”158316″][quote comment=”158174″][quote comment=”158163″][quote comment=”158157″][quote comment=”158153″][quote comment=”158129″]”I’ve never seen anything like this, unless you count the tape stripes that many NFL teams use during training camp.”

    I’m sure it was a slight oversight by Paul, but Jeannette High School in PA also uses names above the nose bumper, except they are script.[/quote]

    HMMM. Terrelle Pryor. Doing some recruiting research for Ohio State, Vince?[/quote]

    I hope Pryor ends up at Penn State, but I’m doubtful.

    He recently got into a little trouble at an amusement park in Pittsburgh:

    http://www.thepittsb...

    That’s nothing. I highly doubt JoePa would object to a kid like that. Sounds like a dubious charge at best.

    Either way, it’s not like Penn State has the same high standards of past years. Much like my squad, Michigan, there has seemed to be an increase in the number of incidences of trouble at Penn State in the past few years.

    I think the troubling thing in both cases is that both teams have coaches who should probably be on the way out, and it seems like they’re losing control of an area they always had locked down.[/quote]

    Pryor is going to Ohio State unless something very strange happens. A summary offense at Kennywood isn’t scaring anybody off.

    With respect to the off the field stuff, shit happens, and it tends to come in bunches. It’s how you deal with adversity that defines you, not whether you face it. Obviously the coaches can’t control what players do 24 hours a day, they can only discipline after the fact.

    Penn State has had some issues off the field this year, some blown out of proportion (the fight over the summer), some silly (four players charged with underage drinking, which is about as worrisome to me as a rainy day) and one serious (Austin Scott). In all cases I think the punishment Paterno has handed out has fit the crime. Keep in mind he’s a football coach, a Criminal Court Judge.[/quote]

    Maybe Pitt will get him!! (Sorry…I had to laugh today…this was the best way!)[/quote]

    They might, if he breaks his leg, flunks all his classes, gets sent to prep school for a year and a half and Penn State has three other quarterbacks that he couldn’t beat out to get on the field right away. Anything’s possible.

  • dimoko | October 18, 2007 at 3:25 pm |

    i am also not seeing the browns “e” on the patch…someone tag it for me.

  • Henry | October 18, 2007 at 3:41 pm |

    Those skinny “wristbands” are just for show — a lot of NFL players have used them and of course that just trickles down to college and HS. I’m pretty sure they don’t serve much functional purpose; I’ve also seen them worn under the knee (not to be confused with the patella tendon strap, which is a legitimate orthopedic device).

    Deion Sanders used to wear a head band around his neck (presumably to show off another Nike logo); I’m surprised this never caught on…

  • dm00n | October 18, 2007 at 3:45 pm |

    I’ve wondered this for quite a while, do those thin arm thingies serve any functional purpose? http://farm2.static....

    They give you great power.

  • dm00n | October 18, 2007 at 3:48 pm |

    i am also not seeing the browns “e” on the patch…someone tag it for me.

    Below the A, to the right of the L. The bottom curve of the E touches the L. You can see where they touch, because the L’s outline is thinner there. It is very faint.

  • BCrisp | October 18, 2007 at 4:07 pm |

    How’s this for a use of negative space?
    Cleveland Indians naked lade logo
    A bit of a stretch if you ask me.

  • Joey Guns | October 18, 2007 at 4:11 pm |

    Whenever I think of those useless bicep wristbands, I think of this guy:

    http://graysmatter.c...

  • Joey Guns | October 18, 2007 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”158339″]

    I’ve wondered this for quite a while, do those thin arm thingies serve any functional purpose? http://farm2.static....

    They give you great power.[/quote]

    Are you kidding me? Somebody beat me to this???

  • Scott | October 18, 2007 at 4:13 pm |

    The Page2 article has been crossposted to BaseballThinkFactory, which if you are at al interested in baseball you should be reading.

    http://www.baseballt...

    Also, that script E is the same color as the gold around the edge of the AL, if that helps.

  • tim | October 18, 2007 at 4:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”158206″]I have to disagree about the St. John’s helmets. The entire uniform is classic and who cares if they have their last names on the front of the helmet?

    Oh no!!! A team is unique and is doing its own thing!!! Call the Uni Police!!!

    And the part about how it is discouraging to see your family’s name scratched is a bit rediculous. How ’bout all the players that this website has documented having their name plate being half ripped off or completely misspelled?

    Just my opinion though. Heaven forbid I go against the czar of uniforms.[/quote]

    amen

  • Doug | October 18, 2007 at 4:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”158246″]Has anyone heard anything about new Florida basketball jerseys?
    Mareese Speight’s facebook picture is this
    and they look like new jerseys but they could just be practice ones…anyone know?[/quote]

    The Gaytors have gone to the Nike SOD this season. I subscribe to a SEC message board ( I went to UGA) and saw them there. Paul, nobody knew what they were, so I linked to UniWatch to educate them about the System of Dreck!

  • JoeS | October 18, 2007 at 4:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”158339″]

    I’ve wondered this for quite a while, do those thin arm thingies serve any functional purpose? http://farm2.static....

    They give you great power.[/quote]
    That is funny shit! I used to think the Ultimate Warrior was awesome and up until about 30 seconds ago if I imagined him in my head, I would think, yeah, that guy was bad-ass! Thanks for ruining my precious childhood memories.

  • rob | October 18, 2007 at 4:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”158151″]Here is hoping ND also break out the socks seen in the Montana picture.[/quote]
    According to an article in yesterday’s South Bend Tribune (it’s online, tucked at the end of an article about Evan Sharpley, but I give up on links) they WILL wear “throwback gold pants.”

  • Bendert | October 18, 2007 at 4:50 pm |

    I’ve wondered this for quite a while, do those thin arm thingies serve any functional purpose? http://farm2.static….

    No, they’re just wristbands that the players cut even thinner. They serve no purpose, other than to make a player think he looks cool.

    It’s funny the way fashion is cyclical when it comes to something as irrelevant as wristbands. Back in the late 90s, having the long ones (the size of QB wristbands) was the style. Then the smaller ones became cool again, and now players are trying to get them as small as possible.

    I know alot of people will wear them extra tight or even wear rubber bands on their arms to cut off the blood and make their veins stand out more. AKA look like fools.

    The tiny “sweatbands” are not cut by the players to be that small. Nike sells them in packs of 2, and each is about .5″ wide. They are flimsy and are more for show than anything. They aren’t stable enough to provide the support that knee bands do. In our equipment room, players can choose from the small, normal (2″) or large (i believe they’re 4″) wristbands for games. Most go for the small and put them just above the elbow or bicep.

    I know they got really big again when I played high school ball in Michigan just a few years ago. I know they started to try and eradicate them as there is now a rule preventing any wristband above the 3/4 point of the forearm. Of course this was never enforced

  • Evan | October 18, 2007 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”158352″][quote comment=”158246″]Has anyone heard anything about new Florida basketball jerseys?
    Mareese Speight’s facebook picture is this
    and they look like new jerseys but they could just be practice ones…anyone know?[/quote]
    Enlighten me…..
    The Gaytors have gone to the Nike SOD this season. I subscribe to a SEC message board ( I went to UGA) and saw them there. Paul, nobody knew what they were, so I linked to UniWatch to educate them about the System of Dreck![/quote]

  • d3dood | October 18, 2007 at 5:24 pm |

    I do dislike the Johnnies but I like their Unis and I do like the name on the helmet. It may be different but I think it works really well.

  • MikeR | October 18, 2007 at 6:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”158321″][quote comment=”158306″][quote comment=”158287″][quote comment=”158275″]I’ve wondered this for quite a while, do those thin arm thingies serve any functional purpose? http://farm2.static....

    No, they’re just wristbands that the players cut even thinner. They serve no purpose, other than to make a player think he looks cool.

    It’s funny the way fashion is cyclical when it comes to something as irrelevant as wristbands. Back in the late 90s, having the long ones (the size of QB wristbands) was the style. Then the smaller ones became cool again, and now players are trying to get them as small as possible.[/quote]

    I know alot of people will wear them extra tight or even wear rubber bands on their arms to cut off the blood and make their veins stand out more. AKA look like fools.[/quote]

    The tiny “sweatbands” are not cut by the players to be that small. Nike sells them in packs of 2, and each is about .5″ wide. They are flimsy and are more for show than anything. They aren’t stable enough to provide the support that knee bands do. In our equipment room, players can choose from the small, normal (2″) or large (i believe they’re 4″) wristbands for games. Most go for the small and put them just above the elbow or bicep.[/quote]

    Oops, you’re right — I had forgotten about the super tiny ones that Nike is making now. In my last couple of years in college(’01-’02), the smallest ones Nike made were the two inchers, which the players then cut. Smart move by Nike to capitalize on the trend by making the tiny ones.

  • T.J. | October 18, 2007 at 7:03 pm |

    As of 6:59 PM Thursday night, mlb.com has Cleveland Indians 2007 AL Champs gear in the shop, however the Boston Red Sox shop only has AL East champs gear…

    At 8:00 PM, should I expect a notice on FOX stating “The program you are about to see is previously recorded. Bostonian discretion is advised.”?

  • Mike | October 18, 2007 at 7:29 pm |

    So much for Rutgers going all black…

  • Ryan B | October 18, 2007 at 7:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”158386″]As of 6:59 PM Thursday night, mlb.com has Cleveland Indians 2007 AL Champs gear in the shop, however the Boston Red Sox shop only has AL East champs gear…

    At 8:00 PM, should I expect a notice on FOX stating “The program you are about to see is previously recorded. Bostonian discretion is advised.”?[/quote]
    I knew I wasn’t seeing things. Don’t bother looking now, the link’s been changed.

  • repete | October 18, 2007 at 7:50 pm |

    Wow, lots of folks jealous of the Johnnies’ football success.

    If this was a reputable board, the “senile” comment would be deleted. Ryan is clueless and obviously not in touch with the program. Watch him work on his laptop or catch him gameplanning and you’ll see how baseless this charge is …

    As for classless, what team helps its opponent off the field more?

    Karl Anderson’s remark about hitting seems to indicate insecurity about his own sexuality. (BTW, don’t expect anybody from Gustavus to know much about FB, their program is lousy.)

    As for running up the score “with reserves,” SJU put up 33 in the first half last week, but only 7 in the second, not exactly pouring in on. They could have put 60-plus on Gustavus had they wanted. Gustavus is a fine soccer school, however.

    Jealousy and insecurity are ugly things …

  • Stevo | October 18, 2007 at 7:52 pm |

    Deion Sanders used to wear a head band around his neck (presumably to show off another Nike logo); I’m surprised this never caught on…

    Wasn’t Prime Time (or is it Neon Deion, I can’t keep track) ripping off Jim McMahon?

  • repete | October 18, 2007 at 7:52 pm |

    Wow, lots of folks jealous of the Johnnies’ football success.

    If this was a reputable board, the “senile” comment would be deleted. Ryan is clueless and obviously not in touch with the program. Watch Gagliardi work on his laptop or catch him gameplanning and you’ll see how baseless this charge is …

    As for classless, what team helps its opponent off the field more?

    Karl Anderson’s remark about hitting seems to indicate insecurity about his own sexuality. (BTW, don’t expect anybody from Gustavus to know much about FB, their program is lousy.)

    As for running up the score “with reserves,” SJU put up 33 in the first half last week, but only 7 in the second, not exactly pouring in on. They could have put 60-plus on Gustavus had they wanted. Gustavus is a fine soccer school, however.

    Jealousy and insecurity are ugly things …

  • Chris | October 18, 2007 at 8:28 pm |

    Is it just me, or do the Indians jerseys have a gold trim around the numbers, letters and the chest logo?

  • Tim McCabe | October 18, 2007 at 8:29 pm |

    I figure when you’ve coached your team to more wins than any other coach in NCAA history, you can do pretty do whatever you want with helmets and uniforms — you’ve earned it.

  • Chris | October 18, 2007 at 8:34 pm |

    Maybe it was just Sabathia. Odd.

  • Karl Anderson | October 18, 2007 at 8:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”158394″]Wow, lots of folks jealous of the Johnnies’ football success.

    If this was a reputable board, the “senile” comment would be deleted. Ryan is clueless and obviously not in touch with the program. Watch Gagliardi work on his laptop or catch him gameplanning and you’ll see how baseless this charge is …

    As for classless, what team helps its opponent off the field more?

    Karl Anderson’s remark about hitting seems to indicate insecurity about his own sexuality. (BTW, don’t expect anybody from Gustavus to know much about FB, their program is lousy.)

    As for running up the score “with reserves,” SJU put up 33 in the first half last week, but only 7 in the second, not exactly pouring in on. They could have put 60-plus on Gustavus had they wanted. Gustavus is a fine soccer school, however.

    Jealousy and insecurity are ugly things …[/quote]

    I’m not jealous towards anything that St. John’s has-especially the fact that its an all-men’s school, priests live in the dorms and when you do get to see females they’re from St Ben’s. Yikes. Also, “helping their opponents off the field” makes them classy? Please.

    As far as not knowing anything about football because I went to Gustavus and our team hasn’t been great lately, well with that logic Repete I don’t expect anyone who went to St. John’s to know anything about women, since there aren’t any there. I’m really proud the priests and fathers taught you boys up in Collegeville so well about logic.

  • =bg= | October 18, 2007 at 8:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”158386″]As of 6:59 PM Thursday night, mlb.com has Cleveland Indians 2007 AL Champs gear in the shop, however the Boston Red Sox shop only has AL East champs gear…

    At 8:00 PM, should I expect a notice on FOX stating “The program you are about to see is previously recorded. Bostonian discretion is advised.”?[/quote]

    oooooooooooo now there’s some bad karma for the indians..

  • allenjd | October 18, 2007 at 9:06 pm |
  • C.N. | October 18, 2007 at 9:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”158402″][quote comment=”158394″]Wow, lots of folks jealous of the Johnnies’ football success.

    If this was a reputable board, the “senile” comment would be deleted. Ryan is clueless and obviously not in touch with the program. Watch Gagliardi work on his laptop or catch him gameplanning and you’ll see how baseless this charge is …

    As for classless, what team helps its opponent off the field more?

    Karl Anderson’s remark about hitting seems to indicate insecurity about his own sexuality. (BTW, don’t expect anybody from Gustavus to know much about FB, their program is lousy.)

    As for running up the score “with reserves,” SJU put up 33 in the first half last week, but only 7 in the second, not exactly pouring in on. They could have put 60-plus on Gustavus had they wanted. Gustavus is a fine soccer school, however.

    Jealousy and insecurity are ugly things …[/quote]

    I’m not jealous towards anything that St. John’s has-especially the fact that its an all-men’s school, priests live in the dorms and when you do get to see females they’re from St Ben’s. Yikes.

    Also, “helping their opponents off the field” makes them classy? Please.

    As far as not knowing anything about football because I went to Gustavus and our team hasn’t been great lately, well with that logic Repete I don’t expect anyone who went to St. John’s to know anything about women, since there aren’t any there. I’m really proud the priests and fathers taught you boys up in Collegeville so well about logic.[/quote]

    Point, set, match. Now let’s talk unis.

  • Salsa Shark | October 18, 2007 at 10:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”158402″][quote comment=”158394″]Wow, lots of folks jealous of the Johnnies’ football success.

    If this was a reputable board, the “senile” comment would be deleted. Ryan is clueless and obviously not in touch with the program. Watch Gagliardi work on his laptop or catch him gameplanning and you’ll see how baseless this charge is …

    As for classless, what team helps its opponent off the field more?

    Karl Anderson’s remark about hitting seems to indicate insecurity about his own sexuality. (BTW, don’t expect anybody from Gustavus to know much about FB, their program is lousy.)

    As for running up the score “with reserves,” SJU put up 33 in the first half last week, but only 7 in the second, not exactly pouring in on. They could have put 60-plus on Gustavus had they wanted. Gustavus is a fine soccer school, however.

    Jealousy and insecurity are ugly things …[/quote]

    I’m not jealous towards anything that St. John’s has-especially the fact that its an all-men’s school, priests live in the dorms and when you do get to see females they’re from St Ben’s. Yikes.

    Also, “helping their opponents off the field” makes them classy? Please.

    As far as not knowing anything about football because I went to Gustavus and our team hasn’t been great lately, well with that logic Repete I don’t expect anyone who went to St. John’s to know anything about women, since there aren’t any there. I’m really proud the priests and fathers taught you boys up in Collegeville so well about logic.[/quote]

    I actually graduated from St. John’s and played football my freshman year. I just wanted to clarify a few things about the football program. First of all they do “cut” players. They do so simply for the fact that their isn’t enough locker space for all the players who sign up. Second, All players have their names on the helmets. When I was there that was the first thing you did when you got your equipment was place your numbers and name on the helmet. The players actually take this task on themselves. Plus I’d like to add that Clemens Stadium was selected by Sports Illustrated as one of the ten best stadiums to watch football. It’s actually quite nice around homecoming when the fall colors are coming out.

    Warning Non-Uni tangent: Get a clue guy from Gustavus. It’s an all guy school in name only (Housing and the Athletic departments are the only separated things, mainly so they can spend however much they want on the football team). The guy-girl ratio in the dorms on most nights is pretty comperable to any other school, since they don’t enforce the no girls after a certain time rules. And I don’t really respect your opinion on SJU’s football program since you go to a school with little or no program. End of non-uni tangent.

    I would have to agree with the previous poster though. The nicknames in the MIAC are TERRIBLE. What the hell is a Tommie, Johnnie, or Gustie? It’s pretty sad.

  • Paul Lukas | October 18, 2007 at 10:58 pm |

    Please take your inter-scholastic rivalries elsewhere. Keep it clean, guys. Thanks.

  • repete | October 18, 2007 at 11:44 pm |

    Seems like Karl is just a wee bit fixated on the men’s school aspects.

    But since this board is for uni-geeks, consider the Gustavus helmets, a bunch of Michigan skunkbear wannabes. And almost every week is App St.

  • Brandon T. | October 19, 2007 at 12:00 am |

    What happened to all-black Rutgers?

    BT

  • jeff in detroit | October 19, 2007 at 12:41 am |

    no pics yet but with 16:06 left in the 3rd period of tonites wings-sharks game there was a fight and aaron downey of the wings had a huge rip in his jersey. the detroit announcers were talking about it and they showed it for a good few seconds.

  • Mike Miller | October 19, 2007 at 1:54 am |

    The referees in tonight’s USF-Rutgers game used pink whistles instead of the standard black for breast cancer awareness. There’s a mention in a Big East news release, but I don’t have a picture.

    Big East Release, see page 2

    Colored whistles aren’t anything super new, I’ve seen gold, blue, and red as a soccer referee (for the referee that likes to match the whistle to the color shirt they are wearing) and day-glo orange as well.

  • Jon | October 19, 2007 at 4:13 am |

    [quote comment=”158195″]The Nebraska defense temporarily dispensing with the Black Shirts seems to be similar to schools that take the helmet decals off the helmets whenever the team starts to tank (Colorado and Fresno State immediately come to mind).

    Second, if Notre Dame really wanted to have a throwback experience on Saturday, they could (1) roll a Trojan Horse onto the field, like they did in ’77, and (2) get Keith Jackson to call the game for NBC, much like he did the original Green Jersey Game for ABC. Jackson would be much better than that blathering idiot they have now.[/quote]

    Man I miss Keith Jackson. I always looked forward to his games. Even though I would cringe every time he said “times out”. TIME OUTS Keith!!!

  • Gregory | October 19, 2007 at 7:12 am |

    [quote comment=”158467″]The referees in tonight’s USF-Rutgers game used pink whistles instead of the standard black for breast cancer awareness. There’s a mention in a Big East news release, but I don’t have a picture.

    Big East Release, see page 2

    Colored whistles aren’t anything super new, I’ve seen gold, blue, and red as a soccer referee (for the referee that likes to match the whistle to the color shirt they are wearing) and day-glo orange as well.[/quote]
    Best picture I was able to find of the pink whistles:
    Here