Monday Morning Uni Watch

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Well, that was fun while it lasted.

Last Tuesday I agonized over whether I should FedEx an American flag decal to Ladainian Tomlinson (for those who’ve been under a rock, his helmet has been flag-free all season). I never did send it, and now Tomlinson has made the matter moot, because he finally wore Old Glory in yesterday’s game against the Vikings, thereby ending the NFL season’s most entertaining uni-related storyline and bringing our weekly “Will he or won’t he?” game to a conclusion.

But a new game may be afoot. Several posts in yesterday’s comments section reported that Chargers wideout Chris Chambers was flag-free yesterday. No pics yet, but I’m looking. Not sure if Chambers wore a flag last week (which was his first game of the season), but it sounds like someone on the Chargers’ equipment staff is either asleep at the switch or else has a good sense of humor.

In other NFL notes from yesterday:

• Remember this? Something vaguely similar happened yesterday to Kansas City defensive lineman Tamba Hali, who delivered a big hit that sent part of his chinstrap sailing through the air. Not quite as cool as the flying number decal, but still something I’ve never seen before.

• Randy Moss’s numeral 8 was upside-down again.

• What do you get when you combine artificial turf, one team wearing solid black, and another team wearing solid black below the waist? Pretty much the ugliest game ever.

• The Eagles wore white at home last night to force the Cowboys into their “bad luck” blue jerseys. Didn’t quite work out the way they drew it up.

(Special thanks to Randy Williams and James Wortham for their Tomlinson screen grabs and to Blaine Williams for the Hali pics.)

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Big Papi? No, Little Poppies!: With November 11th approaching, Canadian-born coaches and coaches of Canadian teams are starting to wear poppy pins on their lapels (for futher info on this phenomenon, look here). As it happens, I was in Toronto over the weekend for a wedding and saw lots of poppy-clad people all over the city. At one point I was talking about the poppies with one of my Canadian friends, and she mentioned something very Uni Watch-ish: The current poppy pins have a black center, but until a couple of years ago they had a green center.

That raised lots of questions: When exactly did the color change, and why? And who makes that decision? Like, is there an executive poppy committee somewhere in the governmental bureaucracy, or did the pin manufacturers just run out of green felt? Also, since real poppies have black centers, why was green ever used in the first place? What about the other British Commonwealth nations, which also wear poppies — do they go with the black or the green? My Canadian pals couldn’t answer any of these queries. Anyone..?

Other things I learned about the poppy pins: They tend not to stay on very long, because they have no backing clip; the lack of a clip also makes it fairly common for the wearer to get pricked; and apparently it’s customary to pick on the dorkiest kid in the class by covering him with as many poppies as possible.

I had hoped to buy a poppy pin myself (I was told to look for “the oldest, stooped-over-est old man you can find — he’ll probably be selling them”), but I didn’t come across a vendor during the course of my weekend. Dang.

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Sock Summit: Longtime readers know I’m a huge fan of the pseudonymous sock savant known as Witesock (whose admirably obsessive web site is here, plus there’s a lengthy interview with him available here). So it was a big thrill for me, after years of false starts and missed connections, to finally meet the man himself over the weekend. I’m happy to report that he’s a peach of a guy. Over plates of chicken teriyaki and bibimbap (which he generously paid for), we spent the better part of two hours talking about socks, collecting, travel, socks, work, socks, and more socks. We probably could have kept going for a few hours more, but he had to get back to work.

Naturally, we compared socks: I was wearing my usual basic striped tube socks while Witesock had a twofer: black rugby hose over a pair of Miami Dolphins socks (to go with the jersey he’d worn for the occasion). “But doesn’t wearing two pairs of socks make your shoes a bit too snug?” I asked. To which he replied, “Oh, I usually buy my shoes half a size too big, to allow for that.” Now that’s dedication.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Interesting primitive facemask on display in this 1930 photo (with thanks to Kevin S. Whisman). … Speaking of primitive facemasks, look what Jared Wheeler found up for auction. … Interesting bit of uni lobbying on display here (as forwarded by Jacob Reed). … Ewww. … Now here’s a uniform category you don’t often see: Iranian women’s rugby. Details here (with thanks to Peter Chambers). … “Converse has resurrected its 1933 All-Star, which was the team shoe of the legendary Harlem Renaissance basketball team,” writes Steve Eschenbach. “They had to resort to eBay to get an original to work off of.” Details here. … Andy Enright, who says he works in the sporting goods biz, contributed a mother lode of insider info the other day: “Both the Schutt Ion and XP will not be offered in XL for 2008. Schutt does have the capability to make XL for NFL and college players when needed. Both helmets are fitting a little smaller than their counterparts, the DNA and Air Advantage. All Schutt large helmets are sized to fit 7 to 7-1/2, but I tried both helmets on today, size large, and both were a little tight, even though I wear a 7-3/8. The molds for these helmets cost about $200K each, so Schutt is waiting for public demand before moving forward on the XL size, probably late 2008 or 2009. Also, Eli Manning will wear the new helmet probably next year or later this year. They are having issues installing the radio earpiece. Schutt will also have a signature shoulder pad featuring Reggie Bush as well as Eli Manning, for use at the youth level. The individual pads will be in Saints and Giants team colors. Also, I’ve attached some pictures of LT’s new cleats to hit stores in April ’08, both the molded as well as the detachable. Didn’t take Nike long to replace Vick.” … Interesting logo creep placement here (as spotted by Jeremy Brahm). … Take a look at this (which was sent my way by David Soline). Did the Bulls really wear pink warmup jackets? … The Pacers debuted their yellow alts on Friday. … These high school football socks would be awesome if not for, y’know, obvious reasons (big thanks to Michael Orr, who also sent along a rare high school example of FNOB). … I’m sure his parents are proud. … The Islanders brought Al Arbour back to coach one last game on Saturday night — the 1500th of his career — which occasioned lots of uni-related news items: (1) The team wore white at home. (2) They wore a special jersey patch. (3) As Mike from Queens points out, the patch caused a logjam with the “A” and “C” designations. (4) Arbour’s “retired number” banner, which had been No. 739 (his number of coaching wins) was replaced with a new banner. (5). Since the Isles won, the new banner will reportedly be replaced with yet another banner — No. 740. … Good info on the UMich hockey uniforms here (courtesy of Craig Barker). … Florida went with solid blue on Saturday. … And Oregon realy outdid themselves. But here’s a confession: As a big yellow/green fan, I kinda liked what the Ducks were doing on Saturday. All the diamondplate nonsense still rankles, natch, but I thought this was one of their better mix-and-match combos. … Great article here about a guy who works in Riddell’s helmet-testing facility (with thanks to Matt Lindner). … NHL jersey update here (with thanks to K.C. Kless). … In happier hockey news, good update on the NHL Winter Classic here (as forwarded by Sean Leahy). … And the Rangers continue to look much better with their straight-hemmed jerseys. Kudos to whoever made the modification decision. … I used to think the Quad Cities Swing were the only team with unevenly sized numerals (well, unless you count this), but that was before Blair Hough pointed me toward this photo of two ringette players. … Doug Linder spotted UCLA’s Luc Richard Mbah a Moute wearing some very unusual leg sleeves during a preseason game Friday night. Also, some of the UCLA cheerleaders suffered from Adidas logo creep, while others did not. … Reprinted from last night’s comments: Nice ad in yesterday’s Boston Globe. … I’m going to be busy until at least mid-afternoon. Vince will be minding the store until then.

 

239 comments to Monday Morning Uni Watch

  • Alan #44 | November 5, 2007 at 8:36 am |

    I am very proud of my 7 year old daughter, Sophie. Yesterday I was sporting a Yankee t-shirt with a Nike logo (purchased before I “got it”) and she teased me all day about my logo creep.

  • bj in gainesville | November 5, 2007 at 8:50 am |

    Sad to report that my Gators went monochrome on Saturday. I’m lobbying hard for a regular use of our gorgeous retro uni.

  • bj in gainesville | November 5, 2007 at 8:51 am |

    bad link: try this

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | November 5, 2007 at 9:14 am |

    The Chiefs player’s name is not Tamba Hall, it’s Tamba Hali

  • Mark in Shiga | November 5, 2007 at 9:15 am |

    I like the Rangers’ straight hems too, but does anyone else think that they’ve made the numbers slightly smaller? It’s like they had to shrink things so that they could fit that infernal, balance-destroying Reebok logo on the top.

    And in that girls’ hockey photo set, there’s an example of two different number styles and nameplate styles at the same time. #2 Robertson looks like she was a late addition with a hastily-made-up jersey.

  • Paul Lukas | November 5, 2007 at 9:19 am |

    [quote comment="165729"]The Chiefs player’s name is not Tamba Hall, it’s Tamba Hali[/quote]

    Thanks. Now fixed.

  • Matt B. | November 5, 2007 at 9:27 am |

    Re. the Bulls’ “pink” warmups, I think it’s just the limited printing techniques that are making the red look lighter than it really is. They’ve always worn red, black & white.

    And those Pacers alts look great. The Pacers & Lakers (and to a lesser extent, the Warriors) are the only NBA teams that can get away with wearing yellow and look good, IMO.

  • James | November 5, 2007 at 9:29 am |

    I am pretty sure those leg sleeves are to help with shin splints.

  • Shaeff | November 5, 2007 at 9:33 am |

    i dont have a pic, but in the final seconds of Amy Aggies’ embarrassing loss to OU on Saturday night, they trotted out for an onside kick, but…

    One guy ran out late with a cut up jersey over his regular jersey (presumably because of duplicate numbers)… I had never seen such a thing….

    Anyone else see this??

  • Hex | November 5, 2007 at 9:40 am |

    Rememberance poppies are a big deal in the uk. Take a look at http://www.poppy.org... for details, and images of the (black-centred) poppies from England.

    The English poppy isn’t on a pin these days. It had a plastic stalk that has to be secured with a pin. Whereas in Scotland the poppies look slightly different, and are on a pin.

  • Stuby | November 5, 2007 at 9:48 am |

    A few things…

    -The logo on the LaDainian Tomlinson cleat is both an interlocking ‘LT’ and also a ’21′. Creative, but I wish he had a different, more original nickname.

    -The Al Arbour patch the Islanders wore should have been up on the shoulder to prevent the logjam effect.

    -I’ve seen members of the VFW in California selling the poppy pins for Veteran’s Day.

  • John O'Hare | November 5, 2007 at 9:52 am |

    Regarding the mismatched numbers on a jersey, I believe the Islanders “Fish Sticks” jersey had odd numbers as well, due to the wave pattern of the stipes on the lower part of the jersey. If memory serves, the names were kinda wavy as well.

  • Kek | November 5, 2007 at 9:53 am |

    Those LT Nike cleats are great looking. Does anyone know if they plan on putting out a cross-trainer in that style?

  • Arkbear | November 5, 2007 at 9:53 am |

    Arkansas’ Darren McFadden didn’t have his SEC 75th Anniversary patch on this weekend Vs. South Carolina.

  • mike | November 5, 2007 at 9:55 am |

    John Erskine, who currently play for the Capitals, always has his breezers unzipped and showing A LOT of leg when out on the ice. I did not ahve my camera for Friday night’s game, but he and Michael Nylander were both showing a lot of leg. At the uniform unveiling earlier this year I even asked Ben Clymer (no longer with the Caps, of course) about it and he just laughed and said some guys like to feel the wind against their thighs….to each his own I guess…

  • odessasteps magazine | November 5, 2007 at 8:57 am |

    I actually did a bunch of reading about the poppy pins over the weekend.

    The color changed to make the poppy more “florally correct.”

    Lots of information at the Canadian Legion website: http://www.legion.ca

    from their FAQ:

    A. The centre of the Lapel Poppy was originally black but was changed to green more than twenty years ago to represent the green fields of France. In 2002, the centre was changed back to black to reflect the actual colours of the Poppies in Flanders a red flower with a black centre. It is intended that the black centre will remain as the standard for the production of all future Poppy material.

  • Justin B | November 5, 2007 at 9:03 am |

    Love to hear that the Pens are wearing the Blue throwbacks. I can’t wait to see the 87 on the back of that beauty.

  • mike | November 5, 2007 at 9:10 am |

    And to follow up to my Erskine post…a pic!
    http://news.yahoo.co...

  • mike | November 5, 2007 at 9:17 am |

    found a Nylander pic from the other night, little leg shown:
    http://news.yahoo.co...

  • mike | November 5, 2007 at 9:18 am |
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  • Brian W | November 5, 2007 at 9:18 am |

    I couldn’t get a good look at it, and sorry if this has been discussed before, but it appeared that Demetrius Byrd, who caught a long TD for LSU against Alabama, may have had a backwards “R” on his nameplate on the back his jersey.

    Any corroborating evidence out there?

    Brian W

  • mike | November 5, 2007 at 9:21 am |

    Erskine showing leg: http://public.fotki....
    Nylander:
    http://public.fotki....

  • mike | November 5, 2007 at 9:22 am |
  • C.N. | November 5, 2007 at 9:25 am |

    [quote comment="165752"]Arkansas’ Darren McFadden didn’t have his SEC 75th Anniversary patch on this weekend Vs. South Carolina.[/quote]

    Well, if it helps him run like he did this week (321 rushing yards, tying SEC single-game record), I doubt they’ll worry about fixing it anytime soon.

  • Claude | November 5, 2007 at 9:25 am |

    Correction: Converse is re-introducing its vintage basketball shoes from 1923, not 1933. Please see this. Thanks.

  • Paul P | November 5, 2007 at 9:26 am |

    Donte Stallworth was wearing 2 different colored gloves yesterday.

    http://cache.boston....

  • Paul P | November 5, 2007 at 9:27 am |

    http://cache.boston....
    Donte Stallworth wearing 2 different colored gloves against the Colts

  • C.N. | November 5, 2007 at 9:27 am |

    [quote comment="165752"]Arkansas’ Darren McFadden didn’t have his SEC 75th Anniversary patch on this weekend Vs. South Carolina.[/quote]

    Well, he rushed for 321 yards, tying an SEC single-game record, so I doubt he’s too concerned about that.

  • Mike Edgerly | November 5, 2007 at 9:27 am |

    [quote comment="165742"]Rememberance poppies are a big deal in the uk. Take a look at http://www.poppy.org... for details, and images of the (black-centred) poppies from England.

    The English poppy isn’t on a pin these days. It had a plastic stalk that has to be secured with a pin. Whereas in Scotland the poppies look slightly different, and are on a pin.[/quote]

    In Saturday’s ManU – Arsenal match ManU’s Sir Alex Ferguson was sporting a poppy, while Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger was not. Someone must have said something to Wenger because he had one in the postgame conference (looking for a pic)

  • Paul P. | November 5, 2007 at 9:27 am |

    Donte Stallworth wearing 2 different colored gloves against the Colts
    http://cache.boston....

  • u2horn | November 5, 2007 at 9:28 am |

    someone in yesterday’s comments section was asking about a cowboys player who wears a funky helmet.

    it was Tony Curtis

  • duckstyle187 | November 5, 2007 at 9:33 am |

    When did the Chiefs start putting uni numbers on their chinstraps? Do other teams do this and I’ve just never noticed. Here’s a pic where it’s sorta visable.

    http://scores.espn.g...

  • Craig | November 5, 2007 at 9:34 am |

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…Calling Ladanian Tomlinson “LT” is just wrong. Same with calling Ivan Rodriguez “Pudge”. Or Ray Leonard “Sugar Ray”. Get your own nicknames! Are we going to start calling Adrian Peterson “Sweetness”? Ray Lewis will be “Hacksaw”? Will every oversized running back be “The Bus”? Tomlison should be “LDT” or something else. “LT” was Lawrence Taylor, end of story.

  • Shane | November 5, 2007 at 9:37 am |

    Most SPL managers were wearing poppies this weekend. And, always ready, my Gers were sporting them in-match, although some were MIA during the second half. Appears the black centers have taken the day.

  • Adrian from Toronto | November 5, 2007 at 9:52 am |

    Something about the Poppies:

    If all Canadian-born coaches or coaches with Canadian teams are wearing them, then why, in the photo of Joel Quennville, is American Tony Granato wearing one?

  • zach | November 5, 2007 at 9:52 am |

    can’t believe you couldn’t find a poppy in toronto, there are boxes full of poppies with a slot for donations (usually $0.25) in literally every corner store in the country… that’s wild

  • u2horn | November 5, 2007 at 9:53 am |

    Something funky is going on with the clock on the comments section. When I posted my comments about Tony Curtis, it appeared in the middle of the comments rather than at the end. Now lots of new comments are popping up before comments that were there first.

    Just an FYI.

  • Alan #44 | November 5, 2007 at 9:54 am |

    [quote comment="165789"]someone in yesterday’s comments section was asking about a cowboys player who wears a funky helmet.

    it was Tony Curtis[/quote]
    STONY CURTIS!!!!!!!

  • todd krevanchi | November 5, 2007 at 9:57 am |

    i havent read sundays comments yet and i rarely get a chance to read weekend comments so im not sure if its been posted.
    saturday was the first time i saw arizona st play since its rose bowl against ohio state in like 96.
    has it been mentioned that their v neck has the PT-42 crown on it?

  • Rick | November 5, 2007 at 9:59 am |

    And Oregon realy outdid themselves.

    I was watching the Oregon game and my wife looked at their unis and asked “What are those white things on their shoulders?” I explained them and she said, “Well, that’s just stupid.” Then I told her that it was Oregon and she said, “Well, no wonder since Oregon State has the sports bra uniforms. What the hell’s wrong with Oregon (the state) anyway?” She thought the Oregon uniforms were ugly as well as stupid.

  • Tommy Carrington | November 5, 2007 at 10:01 am |

    “…some of the UCLA cheerleaders suffered from Adidas logo creep, while others did not. …”

    5 bucks says that logo is on an under garment and not the uniform.

  • steve | November 5, 2007 at 10:03 am |

    [quote comment="165760"]

    A. The centre of the Lapel Poppy was originally black but was changed to green more than twenty years ago to represent the green fields of France. In 2002, the centre was changed back to black to reflect the actual colours of the Poppies in Flanders a red flower with a black centre. It is intended that the black centre will remain as the standard for the production of all future Poppy material.[/quote]

    Apparently when they switched to green back in the day, they went whole hog because they bought enough green material to last the entire run. When they finally used up the green, they made the switch back to black. In 2002, there was a mixture of black and green poppies floating around as there were too many greens to discard, but not enough to fill the demand.

    I was in NYC last Rememberance Day and noticed a lot (~20) people walking around with poppies, but they were different than the Canadian ones. Is there a trend starting south of the border?

  • Big O | November 5, 2007 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment="165798"]I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…Calling Ladanian Tomlinson “LT” is just wrong. Same with calling Ivan Rodriguez “Pudge”. Or Ray Leonard “Sugar Ray”. Get your own nicknames! Are we going to start calling Adrian Peterson “Sweetness”? Ray Lewis will be “Hacksaw”? Will every oversized running back be “The Bus”? Tomlison should be “LDT” or something else. “LT” was Lawrence Taylor, end of story.[/quote]

    AMEN!!!!!!!!

  • MetsFan AZ | November 5, 2007 at 10:08 am |

    Those adidas calf wraps or whatever have the same silver “tape” that the compression shorts have. Maybe they make you jump higher???

  • Cathy | November 5, 2007 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment="165809"][quote comment="165789"]someone in yesterday’s comments section was asking about a cowboys player who wears a funky helmet.

    it was Tony Curtis[/quote]
    STONY CURTIS!!!!!!![/quote]

    hahahahhaha

  • Tommy Carrington | November 5, 2007 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment="165717"]Sad to report that my Gators went monochrome on Saturday. I’m lobbying hard for a regular use of our gorgeous retro uni.[/quote]

    Those retro’s are snazzy. But quick question, has Florida ever worn FU on their helmet? That would certainly make the rounds if they were to wear that as a retro.

  • Gill | November 5, 2007 at 10:27 am |

    Watching the FSU/BC tilt– do officials ever wear rain gear? do they have shirts that repel water? Has this ever been done?

  • JoeS | November 5, 2007 at 10:28 am |

    The NFL Uni Tournament is complete and the grand champion is the Green Bay Packers. So there you have it, it can no longer be disputed who has the greatest uniforms in the NFL. End of discussion.

  • LeRoy in Wisconsin | November 5, 2007 at 10:29 am |

    Look no further then the AVP for volleyball logo creep and an interesting place to put a “Name On Back.” (NOB – Walsh)

    As if most of us weren’t looking there anyhow…

  • Denis | November 5, 2007 at 10:31 am |

    Did anyone catch the crazy face mask worn by someone on the Cowboys defense. The player’s number was something in the 90′s.

    I tried looking for picture evidence, but its hard to find when I don’t know what player it was.

    This player had a crazy amount of horizontal bars across the front of the mask.

  • u2horn | November 5, 2007 at 10:32 am |

    [quote comment="165828"]

    Those retro’s are snazzy. But quick question, has Florida ever worn FU on their helmet? That would certainly make the rounds if they were to wear that as a retro.[/quote]

    Florida is UF, not FU.

  • Tommy Carrington | November 5, 2007 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment="165835"]Look no further then the AVP for volleyball logo creep and an interesting place to put a “Name On Back.” (NOB – Walsh)

    As if most of us weren’t looking there anyhow…[/quote]

    The first time I saw that wasa Gabrielle Reece back in the 90′s. I’ll see if I can find a picture.

  • nybatt | November 5, 2007 at 10:35 am |

    Nothing “official” yet, but I would figure the football giants to wear their RED alternate/throwback jersey for this sunday’s game against dallas.

    has all the proper criteria:
    * big NFC east game
    * mid-late season
    * national broadcast

    2004: lost to philly
    2005: beat dallas
    2006: lost to dallas

    interesting to note that the giants wore their “home” pants with the red alts in ’04, but wore the “road” pants in ’05 and ’06.

    must be a skiba-ism!

  • u2horn | November 5, 2007 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment="165838"]Did anyone catch the crazy face mask worn by someone on the Cowboys defense. The player’s number was something in the 90′s.

    I tried looking for picture evidence, but its hard to find when I don’t know what player it was.

    This player had a crazy amount of horizontal bars across the front of the mask.[/quote]

    Chris Canty

    Here’s an article about some of the Cowboys’ helmets/facemasks. The print article had some nice accompanying pics. Unfortunately, the online article does not.

    http://www.dallasnew...

  • Tommy Carrington | November 5, 2007 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment="165839"][quote comment="165828"]

    Those retro’s are snazzy. But quick question, has Florida ever worn FU on their helmet? That would certainly make the rounds if they were to wear that as a retro.[/quote]

    Florida is UF, not FU.[/quote]

    Why are all fun things eventually spoiled?

    Oh well We can all still laugh at the ducks! Although this year it seems like they may laugh last.

  • Dusty | November 5, 2007 at 10:46 am |

    Things will really get interesting next week if Tomlinson ends up with no flag decal again and Chambers ends up wearing the decal.

  • Tommy Carrington | November 5, 2007 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment="165840"][quote comment="165835"]Look no further then the AVP for volleyball logo creep and an interesting place to put a “Name On Back.” (NOB – Walsh)

    As if most of us weren’t looking there anyhow…[/quote]

    The first time I saw that wasa Gabrielle Reece back in the 90′s. I’ll see if I can find a picture.[/quote]

    Well I didn’t find what I was looking for [just did a google image search]. But check out this bitchin’ display of logo creep.

  • Josh | November 5, 2007 at 10:50 am |

    There is an entire generation of people who could really care less about the original LT. I think the main reason the “LT” nickname is so huge for Tomlinson has been fantasy football. Millions and millions of people follow him for only that reason.

  • Dusty | November 5, 2007 at 10:53 am |

    Definitive picture from Chambers (and Tomlinson) last week without a decal:

    So he didnt have it last week either.

  • College Kid | November 5, 2007 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment="165789"]someone in yesterday’s comments section was asking about a cowboys player who wears a funky helmet.

    it was Tony Curtis[/quote]

    That’s a Riddell Revolution helmet, perhaps the safest helmet available and has been out since 2002. Somebody yesterday thought they saw someone wearing this, but it hasn’t hit the market yet. At first glimpse it appears similar to the Revolution, with the raised middle section, but the Revo provides more jaw protection and the ear holes are different.

  • Steve | November 5, 2007 at 10:58 am |

    I think we need more pics of the UCLA cheerleaders….to, um, better analyze this logo-creep issue. Yeah, that’s it!

  • Doug | November 5, 2007 at 10:59 am |

    Chinstrap flying off courtesy of Rolando McClain in Alabama’s opening game of the year against Western carolina. The hit was vicious and the kid and his helmet paid for it.

  • Doug | November 5, 2007 at 11:00 am |

    Sorry ,here’s the pic….

    http://i22.tinypic.c...

  • Justin | November 5, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment="165847"][quote comment="165839"][quote comment="165828"]

    Those retro’s are snazzy. But quick question, has Florida ever worn FU on their helmet? That would certainly make the rounds if they were to wear that as a retro.[/quote]

    Florida is UF, not FU.[/quote]

    Why are all fun things eventually spoiled?

    Oh well We can all still laugh at the ducks! Although this year it seems like they may laugh last.[/quote]

    FU would be actually be Furman University in South Carolina. Not sure if they have ever had a FU helmet.

    Back to Florida (UF) I like a lot of their throwback helmets. The one they wore last year is really not even in my top 3. I like ’65, ’68, and ’71-75.

  • MJ | November 5, 2007 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment="165839"][quote comment="165828"]

    Those retro’s are snazzy. But quick question, has Florida ever worn FU on their helmet? That would certainly make the rounds if they were to wear that as a retro.[/quote]

    Florida is UF, not FU.[/quote]

    The University of Colorado uses CU.

  • tim | November 5, 2007 at 11:17 am |

    randy moss is wearing the number 8 and which way you flip it (except if you flip it like the infinity sign)

  • Matt Powers | November 5, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    Furman actually onle uses the F, but it is in a very interesting design:
    http://furmanpaladin...

  • Rick | November 5, 2007 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment="165861"]I think we need more pics of the UCLA cheerleaders….to, um, better analyze this logo-creep issue. Yeah, that’s it![/quote]

    I agree. This logo-creep issue with the UCLA cheerleaders has to be fully examined in great detail.

  • Nuk | November 5, 2007 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment="165805"]Something about the Poppies:

    If all Canadian-born coaches or coaches with Canadian teams are wearing them, then why, in the photo of Joel Quennville, is American Tony Granato wearing one?[/quote]

    Tradition more than anything. As well – the game was being broadcast nationwide back to Canada (Avs-Canucks from Saturday) – so they probably wanted to make sure they were wearing the poppies since most of the people watching the game would be Canadian.

  • RaoulDuke | November 5, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    Neat site with a lot of great old hockey pictures.

    http://www.lpphoto.c...

  • Broker75 | November 5, 2007 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment="165878"][quote comment="165861"]I think we need more pics of the UCLA cheerleaders….to, um, better analyze this logo-creep issue. Yeah, that’s it![/quote]

    I agree. This logo-creep issue with the UCLA cheerleaders has to be fully examined in great detail.[/quote]
    I’ll take full responsibility in investigating this matter, however it will take these UCLA cheerleaders is question hours of wardrobe modelling..

  • Eriq Jaffe | November 5, 2007 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment="165750"]Regarding the mismatched numbers on a jersey, I believe the Islanders “Fish Sticks” jersey had odd numbers as well, due to the wave pattern of the stipes on the lower part of the jersey. If memory serves, the names were kinda wavy as well.[/quote]
    Yep!

  • derek | November 5, 2007 at 11:49 am |

    Paul you made a typo, you said “size larg” instead of size large

  • JeffB | November 5, 2007 at 11:51 am |

    The Al Arbour Islanders jersey patch, complete with the number “1500″ and the date on it, must have resulted with the single most number of digits ever seen on a jersey when you add in the chest, back and sleeve numbers.

    Seventeen in total!

  • MLB2PDX | November 5, 2007 at 11:54 am |

    Regarding Oregon, I have to say that their uni situation works. The media mentions them almost every week, to go along with the BCS standings (BTW, OSU loses at MICH…UO vs LSU in New Orleans. :)

    Being a lifelong fan, season ticket holder, blah, blah…I still do not like them, but they have grown on me a little. In other words, I do not mind them as much as I used to. All I ask is that they:

    - get rid of the friggin black (DuckTheBlack)
    - and the wannabe bad ass Harley diamond plate
    - and the flames on the white and yellow helmets

    Mix and match all you want after that. Free pub…why not?

  • Minna H. | November 5, 2007 at 11:58 am |

    Paul, I love you! Thanks for posting this pic and reminding me of the BEST-looking NFL game this weekend. Well, except for this. Yes, the uni is still horrid, but Adrian Peterson can make anything look sweet. Hey, he’s the only reason to cheer for the Vikings this year!

  • Scott | November 5, 2007 at 11:58 am |

    Maybe I’m inattentive, but I recall when Paul first mentioned the new UCLA unis with the gold C, we all bitched about it needing a blue outline – today’s shot of Mbah a Moute had the outline…

  • Scott | November 5, 2007 at 12:00 pm |

    Whoops – meant to finish that off with “but it also appears to have a gold U. Anyone heard any updates on when/why this happened?”

  • josh's twin | November 5, 2007 at 12:01 pm |

    Neat site with a lot of great old hockey pictures.

    http://www.lpphoto.c

    Great site. Thanks for posting. With all the attention focused on today’s goalies’ paint jobs, the goalie page on this site shows how interesting, and identifiable the masks of the ’70s were; much more than today. And how cool is that photo of a geriatric, naked-faced Gump Worsley in the North Stars gear? Even the one of him laid out is awesome.

  • Anthony Verna | November 5, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment="165896"]Paul, I love you! Thanks for posting this pic and reminding me of the BEST-looking NFL game this weekend. Well, except for this. Yes, the uni is still horrid, but Adrian Peterson can make anything look sweet. Hey, he’s the only reason to cheer for the Vikings this year![/quote]

    Ah, Minna, I dare not ask your opinion of Childress. I dare not.

  • derek | November 5, 2007 at 12:25 pm |

    Does anyone know how to create jersey concepts using adobe photoshop?

  • Kerry P | November 5, 2007 at 12:26 pm |

    [quote comment="165896"]Paul, I love you! Thanks for posting this pic and reminding me of the BEST-looking NFL game this weekend. Well, except for this. Yes, the uni is still horrid, but Adrian Peterson can make anything look sweet. Hey, he’s the only reason to cheer for the Vikings this year![/quote]
    The best looking NFL match-up this week end, you mean THIS?

  • Brandon | November 5, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment="165855"][quote comment="165789"]someone in yesterday’s comments section was asking about a cowboys player who wears a funky helmet.

    it was Tony Curtis[/quote]

    That’s a Riddell Revolution helmet, perhaps the safest helmet available and has been out since 2002. Somebody yesterday thought they saw someone wearing this, but it hasn’t hit the market yet. At first glimpse it appears similar to the Revolution, with the raised middle section, but the Revo provides more jaw protection and the ear holes are different.[/quote]

    I am still pissed about this damn technology and stuff, I thought I had the game recording and while I was trying to rewind to verifiy which player it was on I accidently changed the channel… causing me to lose what I had watched from the memory…. I could have sworn it was the new Xenith helmet… it did not have the same ear holes or jaw as a Revolution… I could just be slowly losing my mind though back to looking at wire pictures to see if I can find it

  • Pat | November 5, 2007 at 12:34 pm |

    Damn, post eaten. The U in UCLA is blue not gold. You can find a photo gallery at the Bruins official site.

  • Big L | November 5, 2007 at 12:36 pm |

    [quote comment="165893"]Regarding Oregon, I have to say that their uni situation works. The media mentions them almost every week, to go along with the BCS standings (BTW, OSU loses at MICH…UO vs LSU in New Orleans. :)

    Being a lifelong fan, season ticket holder, blah, blah…I still do not like them, but they have grown on me a little. In other words, I do not mind them as much as I used to. All I ask is that they:

    - get rid of the friggin black (DuckTheBlack)
    - and the wannabe bad ass Harley diamond plate
    - and the flames on the white and yellow helmets

    Mix and match all you want after that. Free pub…why not?[/quote]

    Are the flames noticeable during games? Also, I must admit I turned on the Duck game on Saturday wondering what combo they’d wear this week. I thought it was going to be the all yellow look (minus the helmet, although if they had chosen that look, I probably would have marked out for the yellow helmet)

  • Scott | November 5, 2007 at 12:43 pm |

    The U in UCLA is blue not gold

    Now that I go back and enlarge the pic, yup. When I was doing my usual “teeny pics on the right, article on the left” windows, his thumbpad kinda made the top of the U look gold, but it was pretty obvious at full size. False alarm.

    Still, the outline, as predicted, looks good on the C.

  • Kevin Corley | November 5, 2007 at 12:46 pm |

    The Eagles wore white at home last night to force the Cowboys into their “bad luck” blue jerseys. Didn’t quite work out the way they drew it up.

    Maybe I’m the only one, and as a Redskins fan I just might be, but I think the Cowboys look better in the blue jerseys than the whites. I think most people are just accustomed to seeing them in the whites, so the blues look wrong.

    Plus, as thoroughly analyzed in Paul’s ESPN column, the white-jersey combination seems way more disfunctional than the blue-jersey combination.

    Looking at all the elements together, the blue-jersey combo looks more complete and befitting a professional football team.

    That said, and knowing the Cowboys, they’ll never change the whites.

  • MLB2PDX | November 5, 2007 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment="165921"][quote comment="165893"]Regarding Oregon, I have to say that their uni situation works. The media mentions them almost every week, to go along with the BCS standings (BTW, OSU loses at MICH…UO vs LSU in New Orleans. :)

    Being a lifelong fan, season ticket holder, blah, blah…I still do not like them, but they have grown on me a little. In other words, I do not mind them as much as I used to. All I ask is that they:

    - get rid of the friggin black (DuckTheBlack)
    - and the wannabe bad ass Harley diamond plate
    - and the flames on the white and yellow helmets

    Mix and match all you want after that. Free pub…why not?[/quote]

    Are the flames noticeable during games? Also, I must admit I turned on the Duck game on Saturday wondering what combo they’d wear this week. I thought it was going to be the all yellow look (minus the helmet, although if they had chosen that look, I probably would have marked out for the yellow helmet)[/quote]

    No, you cannot see the flames on the helmets. But I dont care. I know they’re there, and that’s enough. I never minded the all yellow look that you linked to, or even those style of unis. The black and diamond plate just kills me. With the glossy paint they use I know the yellow helmets looked funky on TV and under the lights. Not really yellow, more like a ‘puke green-ish’. I’m guessing that’s why they haven’t worn them since.

  • Minna H. | November 5, 2007 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment="165907"][quote comment="165896"]Paul, I love you! Thanks for posting this pic and reminding me of the BEST-looking NFL game this weekend. Well, except for this. Yes, the uni is still horrid, but Adrian Peterson can make anything look sweet. Hey, he’s the only reason to cheer for the Vikings this year![/quote]

    Ah, Minna, I dare not ask your opinion of Childress. I dare not.[/quote]

    Anthony!, I was just thinking about how I hadn’t seen you in awhile. Re: Brad Childress–let me put it this way. We had a better option–now he’s the head coach of the Steelers. Another team that looks good in black. Enough said.

    P.S. Seen any redheads lately?

  • Frankie | November 5, 2007 at 1:01 pm |

    Can anybody find me the template to the Vikings unis?

  • Chad G | November 5, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment="165917"][quote comment="165855"][quote comment="165789"]someone in yesterday’s comments section was asking about a cowboys player who wears a funky helmet.

    it was Tony Curtis[/quote]

    That’s a Riddell Revolution helmet, perhaps the safest helmet available and has been out since 2002. Somebody yesterday thought they saw someone wearing this, but it hasn’t hit the market yet. At first glimpse it appears similar to the Revolution, with the raised middle section, but the Revo provides more jaw protection and the ear holes are different.[/quote]

    I am still pissed about this damn technology and stuff, I thought I had the game recording and while I was trying to rewind to verifiy which player it was on I accidently changed the channel… causing me to lose what I had watched from the memory…. I could have sworn it was the new Xenith helmet… it did not have the same ear holes or jaw as a Revolution… I could just be slowly losing my mind though back to looking at wire pictures to see if I can find it[/quote]

    Brandon, what you probably saw was Julius Jones wearing the Schutt Air XP.

  • Robert | November 5, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment="165928"]The Eagles wore white at home last night to force the Cowboys into their “bad luck” blue jerseys. Didn’t quite work out the way they drew it up.

    Maybe I’m the only one, and as a Redskins fan I just might be, but I think the Cowboys look better in the blue jerseys than the whites. I think most people are just accustomed to seeing them in the whites, so the blues look wrong.

    Looking at all the elements together, the blue-jersey combo looks more complete and befitting a professional football team.[/quote]

    I agree in the belief that the Cowboys blue-jersey combo is superior. In particular, I strongly prefer the pants used in that combination to the green-silver pants that are worn with the white jersey.

  • Walaitis | November 5, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment="165928"]The Eagles wore white at home last night to force the Cowboys into their “bad luck” blue jerseys. Didn’t quite work out the way they drew it up.

    Maybe I’m the only one, and as a Redskins fan I just might be, but I think the Cowboys look better in the blue jerseys than the whites. I think most people are just accustomed to seeing them in the whites, so the blues look wrong.

    Plus, as thoroughly analyzed in Paul’s ESPN column, the white-jersey combination seems way more disfunctional than the blue-jersey combination.

    Looking at all the elements together, the blue-jersey combo looks more complete and befitting a professional football team.

    That said, and knowing the Cowboys, they’ll never change the whites.[/quote]

    The Cowboys unis I personally think are their best are the “retro” uniforms they occasioanlly pull out with the stars on the shoulders. To me, those are timeless.

  • Kevin Corley | November 5, 2007 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment="165940"][quote comment="165928"]The Eagles wore white at home last night to force the Cowboys into their “bad luck” blue jerseys. Didn’t quite work out the way they drew it up.

    Maybe I’m the only one, and as a Redskins fan I just might be, but I think the Cowboys look better in the blue jerseys than the whites. I think most people are just accustomed to seeing them in the whites, so the blues look wrong.

    Plus, as thoroughly analyzed in Paul’s ESPN column, the white-jersey combination seems way more disfunctional than the blue-jersey combination.

    Looking at all the elements together, the blue-jersey combo looks more complete and befitting a professional football team.

    That said, and knowing the Cowboys, they’ll never change the whites.[/quote]

    The Cowboys unis I personally think are their best are the “retro” uniforms they occasioanlly pull out with the stars on the shoulders. To me, those are timeless.[/quote]

    Gotta disagree there: The big, gaudy stars on the shoulders are too much.

  • Patrick | November 5, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment="165928"]The Eagles wore white at home last night to force the Cowboys into their “bad luck” blue jerseys. Didn’t quite work out the way they drew it up.

    Maybe I’m the only one, and as a Redskins fan I just might be, but I think the Cowboys look better in the blue jerseys than the whites. I think most people are just accustomed to seeing them in the whites, so the blues look wrong.

    Plus, as thoroughly analyzed in Paul’s ESPN column, the white-jersey combination seems way more disfunctional than the blue-jersey combination.

    Looking at all the elements together, the blue-jersey combo looks more complete and befitting a professional football team.

    That said, and knowing the Cowboys, they’ll never change the whites.[/quote]

    The blue Cowboys combo is generic. I hate that it has nothing to do with their established home set at all.

    And the quirky colors with the white home uniforms are what makes it great. Those green/silver pants are totally unique.

  • Brandon | November 5, 2007 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote comment="165937"][quote comment="165917"][quote comment="165855"][quote comment="165789"]someone in yesterday’s comments section was asking about a cowboys player who wears a funky helmet.

    it was Tony Curtis[/quote]

    That’s a Riddell Revolution helmet, perhaps the safest helmet available and has been out since 2002. Somebody yesterday thought they saw someone wearing this, but it hasn’t hit the market yet. At first glimpse it appears similar to the Revolution, with the raised middle section, but the Revo provides more jaw protection and the ear holes are different.[/quote]

    I am still pissed about this damn technology and stuff, I thought I had the game recording and while I was trying to rewind to verifiy which player it was on I accidently changed the channel… causing me to lose what I had watched from the memory…. I could have sworn it was the new Xenith helmet… it did not have the same ear holes or jaw as a Revolution… I could just be slowly losing my mind though back to looking at wire pictures to see if I can find it[/quote]

    Brandon, what you probably saw was Julius Jones wearing the Schutt Air XP.[/quote]

    Thanks Chad, I am thinkin you’re right.. i guess that article was fresh im my mind and when I saw the earholes I thought some NFL player was taking a chance on a new technology. I had a couple of people saying it was a Revo.. but I that ugly thing is seared into my brain. Just the structure to the jaw makes it 100% Identifiable

  • Robert | November 5, 2007 at 1:18 pm |

    I have zero interest in track and field, but my Uni Obsession obligates me to ask why the lady who won the New York Marathon was wearing gloves while she ran.

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Jonathan | November 5, 2007 at 1:21 pm |

    Poppy on the Telegraph web site in the UK. Red flower. Black middle.

    http://www.telegraph...

  • BurghFan | November 5, 2007 at 1:24 pm |

    The Penguin jerseys from the Winter Classic piece are inaccurate; the font in the logo circle was never that thick. The first Penguin uniforms with the logo had this thin lettering, and a couple years later they went to the lettering from the actual logo.

  • Billy K | November 5, 2007 at 1:25 pm |

    Wisconsin men’s basketball has new uniforms.
    Vast improvement from prior years.
    No pictures on uwbadgers.com yet

  • BurghFan | November 5, 2007 at 1:27 pm |

    timmy b,

    This year’s Steeler yearbook cover has a photo of Dick Hoak running against the Eagles at Pitt Stadium wearing a white jersey (of the style we associate with the ’70s and ’80s). That’s the first time I’ve ever seen the Steelers in white at home; any insight?

  • MetsFan AZ | November 5, 2007 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment="165948"]I have zero interest in track and field, but my Uni Obsession obligates me to ask why the lady who won the New York Marathon was wearing gloves while she ran.

    http://sportsillustr...
    More places to put a swoosh. I’ve seen this before and i guess if your hands aren’t doing much they get cold?

  • Big L | November 5, 2007 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment="165948"]I have zero interest in track and field, but my Uni Obsession obligates me to ask why the lady who won the New York Marathon was wearing gloves while she ran.

    http://sportsillustr...

    Good question… but here’s another one to ponder… why was David Carr wearing gloves against the Titans?

  • Billy K | November 5, 2007 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment="165948"]I have zero interest in track and field, but my Uni Obsession obligates me to ask why the lady who won the New York Marathon was wearing gloves while she ran.

    http://sportsillustr...

    Probably because she wanted to keep her hands warm. (duh) Not uncommon in running. If you look at pics from 2005 NCAA CC Simon Bairu does the same thing.

  • Kevin Corley | November 5, 2007 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment="165946"][quote comment="165928"]The Eagles wore white at home last night to force the Cowboys into their “bad luck” blue jerseys. Didn’t quite work out the way they drew it up.

    Maybe I’m the only one, and as a Redskins fan I just might be, but I think the Cowboys look better in the blue jerseys than the whites. I think most people are just accustomed to seeing them in the whites, so the blues look wrong.

    Plus, as thoroughly analyzed in Paul’s ESPN column, the white-jersey combination seems way more disfunctional than the blue-jersey combination.

    Looking at all the elements together, the blue-jersey combo looks more complete and befitting a professional football team.

    That said, and knowing the Cowboys, they’ll never change the whites.[/quote]

    The blue Cowboys combo is generic. I hate that it has nothing to do with their established home set at all.

    And the quirky colors with the white home uniforms are what makes it great. Those green/silver pants are totally unique.[/quote]

    Which is why I would not expect them to change.

    What about a uni update in time for the opening of their new stadium in 2009?

  • Dan King | November 5, 2007 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment="165948"]I have zero interest in track and field, but my Uni Obsession obligates me to ask why the lady who won the New York Marathon was wearing gloves while she ran.

    http://sportsillustr...
    when you run distance your arms and legs don’t really get cold, but your hands can be freezing by the end of the race.

  • Dustin Hall | November 5, 2007 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment="165948"]I have zero interest in track and field, but my Uni Obsession obligates me to ask why the lady who won the New York Marathon was wearing gloves while she ran.

    http://sportsillustr...

    Depends on the temperature outside. I was a distance runner in high school and wore gloves on a regular basis when it was cold outside. Was usually just thin knit gloves, those appear to be thin gloves as well.

    Also…Its the Swing of the Quad Cities, not the Quad Cities Swing….My favorite nickname in all of sports.

  • duckstyle187 | November 5, 2007 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment="165955"][quote comment="165948"]I have zero interest in track and field, but my Uni Obsession obligates me to ask why the lady who won the New York Marathon was wearing gloves while she ran.

    http://sportsillustr...

    Good question… but here’s another one to ponder… why was David Carr wearing gloves against the Titans?[/quote]

    Carr almost always wears gloves, and since going to the Panthers he been sticking with the white ones. Hence all the Mickey Mouse jokes that people have been making about him on a lot of sports blogs.

  • Alan #44 | November 5, 2007 at 1:39 pm |

    Joe Torre, just introduced as Dodger manager, modeling uni #6. I cant believe that they didnt retire #6 for Steve Garvey. I think it was unofficially retired until now. Garvey must now feel as good as Grady Little.

  • Big L | November 5, 2007 at 1:41 pm |

    … why was David Carr wearing gloves against the Titans?

    Looks like he wore black gloves against the Colts. And before that, Carr donned the white gloves against the Saints. If this is a trend, and if Carr continues to start as QB, what color would he wear when the Panthers don this jersey.

  • John | November 5, 2007 at 1:49 pm |

    [quote comment="165962"][quote comment="165955"][quote comment="165948"]I have zero interest in track and field, but my Uni Obsession obligates me to ask why the lady who won the New York Marathon was wearing gloves while she ran.

    http://sportsillustr...

    This is just my opinion, but I would assume that it is that if she were to fall, she wouldn’t cut up her hands.

  • John | November 5, 2007 at 1:49 pm |

    Hopefully this closes the tags

  • Tony | November 5, 2007 at 1:54 pm |

    Hey Paul, in your NBA Season preview you mentioned that the Wiz were going to revert back to their more standard two color nameplates. However, as far as I can tell they seem to still be sporting those single color (Gold on the road, blue at home from the preseason) nameplates that dont match the numbers. What’s the deal? I like the gold trim on the unis but I’m not a fan of these mismatched nameplate/numbers.

  • hott rodd | November 5, 2007 at 2:00 pm |

    This may have been mentioned before..
    Grant Hill is wearing 33 for the Suns this season, but 33 has been retired by the Suns for years (Alvin Adams).
    The way they explained it during the broadcast was that Adams personally offered the # to Hill.

  • dm00n | November 5, 2007 at 2:01 pm |

    Someone here mentioned the crowd noise “skipping” during the NE-IND game yesterday.

    Looks like the league is looking into it.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | November 5, 2007 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment="165971"]This may have been mentioned before..
    Grant Hill is wearing 33 for the Suns this season, but 33 has been retired by the Suns for years (Alvin Adams).
    The way they explained it during the broadcast was that Adams personally offered the # to Hill.[/quote]

    im sure he offered the number to hill based on his hall of fame caliber career.

    i have yet to understand why some teams were so high on grant hill signing him to enormous contracts. its like they pay him based on his career at dook. hill was a great college player.

    why would any team want to pay a high salary to an average nba player (whene he’s healthy) who has a history of spending the majority of time on the IR.

  • lemonverbena | November 5, 2007 at 2:22 pm |

    noticed the Sonics wearing new white warmups this year… pretty cool. thought they might be button-ups at first but, no.

  • SGoo | November 5, 2007 at 2:31 pm |

    [quote comment="165842"][quote comment="165838"]Did anyone catch the crazy face mask worn by someone on the Cowboys defense. The player’s number was something in the 90′s.

    I tried looking for picture evidence, but its hard to find when I don’t know what player it was.

    This player had a crazy amount of horizontal bars across the front of the mask.[/quote]

    Chris Canty

    Here’s an article about some of the Cowboys’ helmets/facemasks. The print article had some nice accompanying pics. Unfortunately, the online article does not.

    http://www.dallasnew...

    I am trying to find a picture right now, but I remember Rickey Jackson of the Saints having a similar facemask if not better!

    The closest i could find is this…

    http://cgi.cnnsi.com...

  • SGoo | November 5, 2007 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment="165985"][quote comment="165842"][quote comment="165838"]Did anyone catch the crazy face mask worn by someone on the Cowboys defense. The player’s number was something in the 90′s.

    I tried looking for picture evidence, but its hard to find when I don’t know what player it was.

    This player had a crazy amount of horizontal bars across the front of the mask.[/quote]

    Chris Canty

    Here’s an article about some of the Cowboys’ helmets/facemasks. The print article had some nice accompanying pics. Unfortunately, the online article does not.

    http://www.dallasnew...

    I am trying to find a picture right now, but I remember Rickey Jackson of the Saints having a similar facemask if not better!

    The closest i could find is this…

    http://cgi.cnnsi.com...

    found 2 better pics, but still hard to see. Jackson and Swilling were my favorite LB’s back in the early 90′s.

    http://cache.viewima...

    http://cache.viewima...

  • Kenny | November 5, 2007 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment="165955"][quote comment="165948"]I have zero interest in track and field, but my Uni Obsession obligates me to ask why the lady who won the New York Marathon was wearing gloves while she ran.

    http://sportsillustr...

    Good question… but here’s another one to ponder… why was David Carr wearing gloves against the Titans?[/quote]

    This might be pure coincidence, but why everywhere David Carr goes he gets sacked like 5 million times a season

  • MAO | November 5, 2007 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment="165867"][quote comment="165847"][quote comment="165839"][quote comment="165828"]

    Those retro’s are snazzy. But quick question, has Florida ever worn FU on their helmet? That would certainly make the rounds if they were to wear that as a retro.[/quote]

    Florida is UF, not FU.[/quote]

    Furman never had an FU design on their helmet. There used to be a different F in the 60s and 70s, but I don’t have any pictures. There are photographs of the various unis and helmets in the old Furman yearbooks, but I am in Columbia now and can’t get to them as easily as when in college.

    Why are all fun things eventually spoiled?

    Oh well We can all still laugh at the ducks! Although this year it seems like they may laugh last.[/quote]

    FU would be actually be Furman University in South Carolina. Not sure if they have ever had a FU helmet.

    Back to Florida (UF) I like a lot of their throwback helmets. The one they wore last year is really not even in my top 3. I like ’65, ’68, and ’71-75.[/quote]

  • MAO | November 5, 2007 at 2:45 pm |

    FU would be actually be Furman University in South Carolina. Not sure if they have ever had a FU helmet.

    Back to Florida (UF) I like a lot of their throwback helmets. The one they wore last year is really not even in my top 3. I like ’65, ’68, and ’71-75.[/quote][/quote]

    Furman never had an FU design on their helmet. There used to be a different F in the 60s and 70s, but I don’t have any pictures. There are photographs of the various unis and helmets in the old Furman yearbooks, but I am in Columbia now and can’t get to them as easily as when in college.

  • Chris | November 5, 2007 at 2:49 pm |

    I tried posting this yesterday, but the post never showed up…the Paul posts about popies so I just had to try one more time…

    The Ontario Hockey League’s Kitchener Rangers wore their commemorative Remembrance Day sweaters on Friday night against Erie.

    Go Rangers!

  • Mike | November 5, 2007 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment="165928"]The Eagles wore white at home last night to force the Cowboys into their “bad luck” blue jerseys. Didn’t quite work out the way they drew it up.

    Maybe I’m the only one, and as a Redskins fan I just might be, but I think the Cowboys look better in the blue jerseys than the whites. I think most people are just accustomed to seeing them in the whites, so the blues look wrong.

    Plus, as thoroughly analyzed in Paul’s ESPN column, the white-jersey combination seems way more disfunctional than the blue-jersey combination.

    Looking at all the elements together, the blue-jersey combo looks more complete and befitting a professional football team.

    That said, and knowing the Cowboys, they’ll never change the whites.[/quote]
    Funny you mention that…the Cowboys unis, white or blue, are both kinda “meh” to me. But your Redskins, when they wear the dark red/maroon jerseys they are some of the best in the league. It’s such a shame we almost never get to see those.

  • todd krevanchi | November 5, 2007 at 3:07 pm |

    [quote comment="166000"] But your Redskins, when they wear the dark red/maroon jerseys they are some of the best in the league. It’s such a shame we almost never get to see those.[/quote]

    i think a flat burgundy (not dazzle fabric burgundy) looks great on a uniform.

  • timmy b | November 5, 2007 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment="165953"]timmy b,

    This year’s Steeler yearbook cover has a photo of Dick Hoak running against the Eagles at Pitt Stadium wearing a white jersey (of the style we associate with the ’70s and ’80s). That’s the first time I’ve ever seen the Steelers in white at home; any insight?[/quote]

    burghfan,

    the steelers wore white at home from 1966 thru 1969. in 68 they changed from the yellow shouldered jerseys to the style of today. in 1966 the steelers wore black at home for one game, against the redskins. i’m looking thru 1967 via newspaperarchive to see if the steelers wore black for any home game.

    hth.

  • College Kid | November 5, 2007 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment="165947"][quote comment="165937"][quote comment="165917"][quote comment="165855"][quote comment="165789"]someone in yesterday’s comments section was asking about a cowboys player who wears a funky helmet.

    it was Tony Curtis[/quote]

    That’s a Riddell Revolution helmet, perhaps the safest helmet available and has been out since 2002. Somebody yesterday thought they saw someone wearing this, but it hasn’t hit the market yet. At first glimpse it appears similar to the Revolution, with the raised middle section, but the Revo provides more jaw protection and the ear holes are different.[/quote]

    I am still pissed about this damn technology and stuff, I thought I had the game recording and while I was trying to rewind to verifiy which player it was on I accidently changed the channel… causing me to lose what I had watched from the memory…. I could have sworn it was the new Xenith helmet… it did not have the same ear holes or jaw as a Revolution… I could just be slowly losing my mind though back to looking at wire pictures to see if I can find it[/quote]

    Brandon, what you probably saw was Julius Jones wearing the Schutt Air XP.[/quote]

    Thanks Chad, I am thinkin you’re right.. i guess that article was fresh im my mind and when I saw the earholes I thought some NFL player was taking a chance on a new technology. I had a couple of people saying it was a Revo.. but I that ugly thing is seared into my brain. Just the structure to the jaw makes it 100% Identifiable[/quote]

    The XP was going to be my 3rd choice…I was also thinking it could’ve been someone wearing a Schutt DNA helmet

  • Matt | November 5, 2007 at 3:17 pm |

    why aren’t my posts showing up?

  • Ian | November 5, 2007 at 3:23 pm |

    [quote comment="165963"]Joe Torre, just introduced as Dodger manager, modeling uni #6. I cant believe that they didnt retire #6 for Steve Garvey. I think it was unofficially retired until now. Garvey must now feel as good as Grady Little.[/quote]

    Well, it was worn last season by Tony Abreu.

    As a Yankee fan, I’m happy he’s keeping the #6, as he switched to that number when he came to NY.

    Now the real question is if Derek Lowe will give up his #23 for Mattingly…

  • Scott | November 5, 2007 at 3:30 pm |

    #129 by Matt on 11.05.07 3:17 pm | Quote

    why aren’t my posts showing up?

    You know how they build those cranes at construction sites? With another crane.

  • todd krevanchi | November 5, 2007 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment="166014"][quote comment="165963"]Joe Torre, just introduced as Dodger manager, modeling uni #6. I cant believe that they didnt retire #6 for Steve Garvey. I think it was unofficially retired until now. Garvey must now feel as good as Grady Little.[/quote]

    Well, it was worn last season by Tony Abreu.

    As a Yankee fan, I’m happy he’s keeping the #6, as he switched to that number when he came to NY.

    Now the real question is if Derek Lowe will give up his #23 for Mattingly…[/quote]

    shouldnt be to hard, from what i understand a lot of people have “given it up” to d-lowe since he’s been in LA.

    since 32 is out of the question, does anyone know what he wore in seattle?

  • Broker75 | November 5, 2007 at 3:33 pm |

    [quote comment="166014"][quote comment="165963"]Joe Torre, just introduced as Dodger manager, modeling uni #6. I cant believe that they didnt retire #6 for Steve Garvey. I think it was unofficially retired until now. Garvey must now feel as good as Grady Little.[/quote]

    Well, it was worn last season by Tony Abreu.

    As a Yankee fan, I’m happy he’s keeping the #6, as he switched to that number when he came to NY.

    Now the real question is if Derek Lowe will give up his #23 for Mattingly…[/quote]
    I’m also glad Torre chose 6 again. As for Lowe giving up 23, um no. Mattingly made his mark as a player, he’s got to earn it as a coach. The NL West is gonna have a different look next season, Torre is here and Alex Rodriguez going to the Giants.

  • todd krevanchi | November 5, 2007 at 3:35 pm |

    todays headline picture of LT (and im gonna continue to call him that until he gets another nickname because typing his full name is too damn long) reminds me of the beginning of this song
    http://youtube.com/w...

  • LI Phil | November 5, 2007 at 3:36 pm |

    [quote comment="166019"] Alex Rodriguez going to the Giants.[/quote]

    so…is blowmar vizquel gonna give up his 13?

  • Pat | November 5, 2007 at 3:36 pm |

    [quote comment="165980"][quote comment="165971"]This may have been mentioned before..
    Grant Hill is wearing 33 for the Suns this season, but 33 has been retired by the Suns for years (Alvin Adams).
    The way they explained it during the broadcast was that Adams personally offered the # to Hill.[/quote]

    im sure he offered the number to hill based on his hall of fame caliber career.

    i have yet to understand why some teams were so high on grant hill signing him to enormous contracts. its like they pay him based on his career at dook. hill was a great college player.

    why would any team want to pay a high salary to an average nba player (whene he’s healthy) who has a history of spending the majority of time on the IR.[/quote]

    People forget just how good Grant Hill was in Detroit. I think all the injuries piling up have given people the impression that he is this huge contract that never did anything that wonderful because he never played. Check out his early stats in Detroit. From 1994 to 2000 he was, arguably, the best swing man in the NBA. I mean check out his second and third year in the league when he came within 1 rebound and 2 assists from averaging a triple double for 2 seasons. The man was a beast for those 6 seasons.

    Sure he was cut short in Orlando, but the years he played the majority of the season he was an above average player. I’m looking at 04-05 and last season. Sure he wasn’t the same as he was those early years, but after countless ankle surgeries who is?

    Plus half of those years in Detroit he was putting up those numbers in these and these. Imagine if he had worn something… anything else.

  • Broker75 | November 5, 2007 at 3:40 pm |

    [quote comment="166024"][quote comment="166019"] Alex Rodriguez going to the Giants.[/quote]

    so…is blowmar vizquel gonna give up his 13?[/quote]
    yes, last I heard, he was moving his furniture into an old folks home.

  • Kevin Corley | November 5, 2007 at 3:48 pm |

    [quote comment="166000"][quote comment="165928"]The Eagles wore white at home last night to force the Cowboys into their “bad luck” blue jerseys. Didn’t quite work out the way they drew it up.

    Maybe I’m the only one, and as a Redskins fan I just might be, but I think the Cowboys look better in the blue jerseys than the whites. I think most people are just accustomed to seeing them in the whites, so the blues look wrong.

    Plus, as thoroughly analyzed in Paul’s ESPN column, the white-jersey combination seems way more disfunctional than the blue-jersey combination.

    Looking at all the elements together, the blue-jersey combo looks more complete and befitting a professional football team.

    That said, and knowing the Cowboys, they’ll never change the whites.[/quote]
    Funny you mention that…the Cowboys unis, white or blue, are both kinda “meh” to me. But your Redskins, when they wear the dark red/maroon jerseys they are some of the best in the league. It’s such a shame we almost never get to see those.[/quote]

    Agreed, the Redskins burgundy jersey with white pants is pretty sharp. Very classic looking. Looks real good with the 75th anniversary patch this year too.

    Oddly, though, it burned me up that the Madden NFL games never got it right that they would wear white at home, before the 07 version. I’d change the uni at the start of the game every time, just so it would be “correct”.

  • todd krevanchi | November 5, 2007 at 3:51 pm |

    im curious, is a-rod a free agent third baseman or a free agent short stop?

  • Christopher | November 5, 2007 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment="166030"]im curious, is a-rod a free agent third baseman or a free agent short stop?[/quote]

    Does one even “register” themselves as such?

  • dm00n | November 5, 2007 at 3:54 pm |

    At first I thought leaving labels on Joe Torre’s LA Dodgers cap was a stupid oversight. I mean, I know it is for some reason hip-hop fashion to leave all the stickers on a hat (remember the good old 90s with the tags too?).

    But, really, what are these labels? In this closer shot, they don’t really look like New Era stickers, but I forget all what I pulled off my last Tigers cap (except the sticker that is the size of a ladies golf visor and covers nearly the entire brim).

  • dm00n | November 5, 2007 at 3:55 pm |

    Hmm, one Torre sticker is a hologram.

  • Kevin | November 5, 2007 at 3:59 pm |

    [quote comment="166034"]At first I thought leaving labels on Joe Torre’s LA Dodgers cap was a stupid oversight. I mean, I know it is for some reason hip-hop fashion to leave all the stickers on a hat (remember the good old 90s with the tags too?).

    But, really, what are these labels? In this closer shot, they don’t really look like New Era stickers, but I forget all what I pulled off my last Tigers cap (except the sticker that is the size of a ladies golf visor and covers nearly the entire brim).[/quote]

    Looks like one is the bar code they would use at the suvinor shop.

  • Pat | November 5, 2007 at 3:59 pm |

    [quote comment="166034"]At first I thought leaving labels on Joe Torre’s LA Dodgers cap was a stupid oversight. I mean, I know it is for some reason hip-hop fashion to leave all the stickers on a hat (remember the good old 90s with the tags too?).

    But, really, what are these labels? In this closer shot, they don’t really look like New Era stickers, but I forget all what I pulled off my last Tigers cap (except the sticker that is the size of a ladies golf visor and covers nearly the entire brim).[/quote]

    Really, one is the barcode and the other is the holographic “Official MLB Merchandise” sticker.

  • Jason G. | November 5, 2007 at 4:00 pm |

    [quote comment="166036"]Hmm, one Torre sticker is a hologram.[/quote]

    The hologram is the sticker claiming it is authentic. I believe that is exactly what is says, authentic.

  • todd krevanchi | November 5, 2007 at 4:05 pm |

    [quote comment="166032"][quote comment="166030"]im curious, is a-rod a free agent third baseman or a free agent short stop?[/quote]

    Does one even “register” themselves as such?[/quote]

    not that you register yourself as one or the other, but at what position is he testing the market at?

  • Pat | November 5, 2007 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment="166043"][quote comment="166032"][quote comment="166030"]im curious, is a-rod a free agent third baseman or a free agent short stop?[/quote]

    Does one even “register” themselves as such?[/quote]

    not that you register yourself as one or the other, but at what position is he testing the market at?[/quote]

    My guess is the position that pays him the most. And as long as it’s not with the Red Sox I don’t care… at all.

  • Randy Miller | November 5, 2007 at 4:10 pm |

    One guy ran out late with a cut up jersey over his regular jersey (presumably because of duplicate numbers)… I had never seen such a thing….

    I recall watching a Southwest Conference game in the late ’70s with the University of Houston fielding an onside kick. The opponents kicked it directly at #64, who deftly grabbed it. The cameras followed him to the bench, where he removed a tearaway-style jersey and was revealed as running back John Newhouse.

  • josh's twin | November 5, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    Joe Torre, just introduced as Dodger manager, modeling uni #6. I cant believe that they didnt retire #6 for Steve Garvey. I think it was unofficially retired until now. Garvey must now feel as good as Grady Little.

    Well, it was worn last season by Tony Abreu.

    As a Yankee fan, I’m happy he’s keeping the #6, as he switched to that number when he came to NY.

    Now the real question is if Derek Lowe will give up his #23 for Mattingly…

    I’m also glad Torre chose 6 again. As for Lowe giving up 23, um no. Mattingly made his mark as a player, he’s got to earn it as a coach. The NL West is gonna have a different look next season, Torre is here and Alex Rodriguez going to the Giants.

    #6 should have been retired for Carl Furillo long before Garvey ever got a sniff of it. BTW, is Garvey the only player to get his # retired by his pension team, but not his primary team?

  • Josh | November 5, 2007 at 4:15 pm |

    As somebody already mentined, the official name of the baseball team in the Quad Cities is Swing of the Quad Cities, not Quad Cities Swing. They just switched ownership, and are changing their team name again. They are currently hosting a name the team contest, so get your suggestions in. I just don’t know where to go to do that.

  • Tricia | November 5, 2007 at 4:17 pm |

    [quote comment="165806"]can’t believe you couldn’t find a poppy in toronto, there are boxes full of poppies with a slot for donations (usually $0.25) in literally every corner store in the country… that’s wild[/quote]

    I can’t believe you only donate a quarter when you pick up a poppy. That’s almost criminal.

    The poppies do fall out. Some people take the small Canadian flag button pins (with the clutch back) and pin those through the center to keep the poppy stuck in.

    Others realize that the Legion didn’t win the World Wars by being dumb and simply pony up for another poppy, which we will lose a week later.

  • Neil | November 5, 2007 at 4:22 pm |

    I had hoped to buy a poppy pin myself…but I didn’t come across a vendor during the course of my weekend. Dang.

    Didn’t go to Tim Hortons, eh? Every location typically has a box at the counter by no later than Halloween. That’s where I get mine every year.

  • GregW | November 5, 2007 at 4:26 pm |

    [quote comment="166043"][quote comment="166032"][quote comment="166030"]im curious, is a-rod a free agent third baseman or a free agent short stop?[/quote]

    Does one even “register” themselves as such?[/quote]

    not that you register yourself as one or the other, but at what position is he testing the market at?[/quote]
    Is overpaid statpadder a position?

  • Rick | November 5, 2007 at 4:38 pm |

    Paul, check out this game used 2005 Wisconsin Badgers throwback helmet that is up for auction:

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

  • Pete | November 5, 2007 at 4:40 pm |

    [quote comment="165959"][quote comment="165946"][quote comment="165928"]The Eagles wore white at home last night to force the Cowboys into their “bad luck” blue jerseys. Didn’t quite work out the way they drew it up.

    Maybe I’m the only one, and as a Redskins fan I just might be, but I think the Cowboys look better in the blue jerseys than the whites. I think most people are just accustomed to seeing them in the whites, so the blues look wrong.

    Plus, as thoroughly analyzed in Paul’s ESPN column, the white-jersey combination seems way more disfunctional than the blue-jersey combination.

    Looking at all the elements together, the blue-jersey combo looks more complete and befitting a professional football team.

    That said, and knowing the Cowboys, they’ll never change the whites.[/quote]

    The blue Cowboys combo is generic. I hate that it has nothing to do with their established home set at all.

    And the quirky colors with the white home uniforms are what makes it great. Those green/silver pants are totally unique.[/quote]

    Which is why I would not expect them to change.

    What about a uni update in time for the opening of their new stadium in 2009?[/quote]

    I’ve been saying that for over a year now. They need to return to this look. Or perhaps this one. Darker blue than currently on the home whites, lighter blue than on the current blue jerseys, darker pants with no more green, and a deeper color in the helmet.

  • John Ekdahl | November 5, 2007 at 4:40 pm |

    Digg, Del.icio.us, Furl, Spurl, Technorati and YahooMyWeb buttons have just been added. If there is one I’ve missed that any of you use, I’ll do my best to add it.

  • Chance | November 5, 2007 at 4:47 pm |

    [quote comment="165834"]The NFL Uni Tournament is complete and the grand champion is the Green Bay Packers. So there you have it, it can no longer be disputed who has the greatest uniforms in the NFL. End of discussion.[/quote]

    I could have saved you the trouble….

  • todd krevanchi | November 5, 2007 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment="166059"][quote comment="166043"][quote comment="166032"][quote comment="166030"]im curious, is a-rod a free agent third baseman or a free agent short stop?[/quote]

    Does one even “register” themselves as such?[/quote]

    not that you register yourself as one or the other, but at what position is he testing the market at?[/quote]
    Is overpaid statpadder a position?[/quote]

    a-rod was overpaid? how much should a player who has put up his kind of numbers make?

    im not a texas fan, not a yankee fan and a-rod isnt my favorite player, but dont his stats since that contract show that not only has he been the best shortstop/third basemen, but also the best player in the league? the market paid him 252 million and he produced. are you saying that he should have had over 100 hrs and over 300 rbi because he was paid so much more than the 2nd highest paid player?

    in a league of around 800 players, there are probably 6 or 700 players who are more overpaid than him. although im not sure i agree with a 252 million dollar contract for a ballplayer, with the numbers he has put up, i cant say he has dissapointed in his performance.

  • James Kelley | November 5, 2007 at 4:50 pm |

    nice pic (look at the numbers)

    http://sports-ak.esp...

  • JoeS | November 5, 2007 at 4:57 pm |

    [quote comment="166070"][quote comment="165834"]The NFL Uni Tournament is complete and the grand champion is the Green Bay Packers. So there you have it, it can no longer be disputed who has the greatest uniforms in the NFL. End of discussion.[/quote]

    I could have saved you the trouble….[/quote]
    Of course, but now it’s official!

  • Chance | November 5, 2007 at 4:57 pm |

    [quote comment="166065"]Paul, check out this game used 2005 Wisconsin Badgers throwback helmet that is up for auction:

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

    That guy did what a lot of us did – bought the throwback uniforms and sold off the jersey, pants and shoes immediately. He’s now selling his helmet (I’m holding on to mine).

    Best part is that everybody wants to keep the socks. You just can’t part with those little beauties.

  • Robert | November 5, 2007 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment="166068"]Digg, Del.icio.us, Furl, Spurl, Technorati and YahooMyWeb buttons have just been added. If there is one I’ve missed that any of you use, I’ll do my best to add it.[/quote]

    I have no idea what any of those things mean . . . .

  • Dan | November 5, 2007 at 5:00 pm |

    [quote comment="166067"][quote comment="165959"][quote comment="165946"][quote comment="165928"]The Eagles wore white at home last night to force the Cowboys into their “bad luck” blue jerseys. Didn’t quite work out the way they drew it up.

    Maybe I’m the only one, and as a Redskins fan I just might be, but I think the Cowboys look better in the blue jerseys than the whites. I think most people are just accustomed to seeing them in the whites, so the blues look wrong.

    Plus, as thoroughly analyzed in Paul’s ESPN column, the white-jersey combination seems way more disfunctional than the blue-jersey combination.

    Looking at all the elements together, the blue-jersey combo looks more complete and befitting a professional football team.

    That said, and knowing the Cowboys, they’ll never change the whites.[/quote]

    The blue Cowboys combo is generic. I hate that it has nothing to do with their established home set at all.

    And the quirky colors with the white home uniforms are what makes it great. Those green/silver pants are totally unique.[/quote]

    Which is why I would not expect them to change.

    What about a uni update in time for the opening of their new stadium in 2009?[/quote]

    I’ve been saying that for over a year now. They need to return to this look. Or perhaps this one. Darker blue than currently on the home whites, lighter blue than on the current blue jerseys, darker pants with no more green, and a deeper color in the helmet.[/quote]

    Bottom line: The blue jerseys are better than the white ones. The only thing that they need to change is the numbers. Either make the outlining silver, or make the numbers silver. But not both white.

  • Mike | November 5, 2007 at 5:08 pm |

    [quote comment="166075"]nice pic (look at the numbers)

    http://sports-ak.esp...
    Haha awesome find.

  • John Ekdahl | November 5, 2007 at 5:11 pm |

    [quote comment="166083"][quote comment="166068"]Digg, Del.icio.us, Furl, Spurl, Technorati and YahooMyWeb buttons have just been added. If there is one I’ve missed that any of you use, I’ll do my best to add it.[/quote]

    I have no idea what any of those things mean . . . .[/quote]
    They’re social bookmarking sites. You can save articles to a favorites list or share them with other members, among other things. Digg and Del.icio.us are both very poplular.

  • Matthew S. | November 5, 2007 at 5:18 pm |

    [quote comment="166074"][quote comment="166059"][quote comment="166043"][quote comment="166032"][quote comment="166030"]im curious, is a-rod a free agent third baseman or a free agent short stop?[/quote]

    Does one even “register” themselves as such?[/quote]

    not that you register yourself as one or the other, but at what position is he testing the market at?[/quote]
    Is overpaid statpadder a position?[/quote]

    a-rod was overpaid? how much should a player who has put up his kind of numbers make?

    im not a texas fan, not a yankee fan and a-rod isnt my favorite player, but dont his stats since that contract show that not only has he been the best shortstop/third basemen, but also the best player in the league? the market paid him 252 million and he produced. are you saying that he should have had over 100 hrs and over 300 rbi because he was paid so much more than the 2nd highest paid player?

    in a league of around 800 players, there are probably 6 or 700 players who are more overpaid than him. although im not sure i agree with a 252 million dollar contract for a ballplayer, with the numbers he has put up, i cant say he has dissapointed in his performance.[/quote]

    Thank you Todd for pointing out everything that I was too lazy to.

    This situation does bring up the philosophical question of whether a team, in a sport with no salary cap, can really overpay someone who might end up being among the greatest players ever. The man is on track to easily surpass the all time home run record for christ’s sake. He was responsible for 13 wins last year, just by himself (those of you who don’t like crazy baseball stats like WARP, VORP, and others should ignore that last part as it will be meaningless).

    Yeah I know that wasn’t uniform related, but…meh.

  • Christopher | November 5, 2007 at 5:19 pm |

    [quote comment="166051"]Joe Torre, just introduced as Dodger manager, modeling uni #6. I cant believe that they didnt retire #6 for Steve Garvey. I think it was unofficially retired until now. Garvey must now feel as good as Grady Little.

    Well, it was worn last season by Tony Abreu.

    As a Yankee fan, I’m happy he’s keeping the #6, as he switched to that number when he came to NY.

    Now the real question is if Derek Lowe will give up his #23 for Mattingly…

    I’m also glad Torre chose 6 again. As for Lowe giving up 23, um no. Mattingly made his mark as a player, he’s got to earn it as a coach. The NL West is gonna have a different look next season, Torre is here and Alex Rodriguez going to the Giants.

    #6 should have been retired for Carl Furillo long before Garvey ever got a sniff of it. BTW, is Garvey the only player to get his # retired by his pension team, but not his primary team?[/quote]

    What do you mean pension team? The last team a guy plays for, and I assume it would have to be a team they only play a handful of seasons for?

    Isn’t Wade Boggs retired in Tampa? Of course, I think he’s retired elsewhere too (Boston? NYY?)

    It is an interesting question you pose…

  • adrian | November 5, 2007 at 5:54 pm |

    Furman has never had “FU” on their helmets

  • adrian | November 5, 2007 at 5:57 pm |
  • BurghFan | November 5, 2007 at 5:59 pm |

    timmy,

    the steelers wore white at home from 1966 thru 1969.

    Thanks. I guess I really didn’t follow them that closely in the sixties, since I have no recollection of this. Do we have any idea why they went to white? (I’d guess going back to black coincided with moving to Three Rivers.)

  • Dom | November 5, 2007 at 6:25 pm |

    This Stanford goalie mask is pretty crazy

    http://sharkspage.co...

  • Buckeye Mike | November 5, 2007 at 7:03 pm |

    HOLY SHIT!!!! EK is back, I was wondering if you were still here Ek. How you been my man? That’s almost all,
    The stupid side panel has invaded other places as well. The store down the road, Bel-Air/Ralieys, (Nor Cal) has added white panels and the “shoulder underhorns” to the EE’s shirts. Now there is unneeded white on the once all maroon shirts.

  • Shawn Knowles | November 5, 2007 at 7:26 pm |

    quick, someone get a screen grab. At the 13 minute mark of the rangers/flyers game, Jason Strudwick of the Rangers’ name bar was half falling off (not sewn on very well). It will be interesting to note whether the bar disappears or is fixed during the game

  • Shawn Knowles | November 5, 2007 at 7:26 pm |

    sorry, 13 minutes left in the first period

  • Matt | November 5, 2007 at 7:26 pm |

    During the 2nd fight in the Ranger game tonight, the Rangers’ Ryan Strudwick was in a fight and his nameplate got half ripped off.

  • ATLien | November 5, 2007 at 7:27 pm |

    i just saw that, and was going to comment. you guys are too fast.

    you think the new jersey “system” means weaker nameplates?

  • Dean | November 5, 2007 at 7:28 pm |

    Man you guys are quick, I run to my computer to say Strdwick’s nameplate was falling off, only to be beaten atleast twice :(

  • Matt | November 5, 2007 at 7:30 pm |

    next commercial, I’ll rewind the dvr, and take a pic with my digital cam…

  • Matt | November 5, 2007 at 7:34 pm |

    check that, ill get it in between periods. the actionis too tight. (ranger fan here)

  • Shawn Knowles | November 5, 2007 at 7:37 pm |

    … and they say no one likes the fighting

  • Matt | November 5, 2007 at 7:40 pm |

    my boy Avery got the party started just 1min in.

  • TimInGA | November 5, 2007 at 7:41 pm |

    Last weekend it was noted that Matthew Stafford with UGA was sporting white laces (old-school), he was back in black Saturday. But, stud freshman back Knowshown Moreno had white laces as did Sean Bailey.

    AJC

  • TimInGA | November 5, 2007 at 7:42 pm |
  • SWW | November 5, 2007 at 7:44 pm |

    [quote comment="166093"][quote comment="166051"]Joe Torre, just introduced as Dodger manager, modeling uni #6. I cant believe that they didnt retire #6 for Steve Garvey. I think it was unofficially retired until now. Garvey must now feel as good as Grady Little.

    Well, it was worn last season by Tony Abreu.

    As a Yankee fan, I’m happy he’s keeping the #6, as he switched to that number when he came to NY.

    Now the real question is if Derek Lowe will give up his #23 for Mattingly…

    I’m also glad Torre chose 6 again. As for Lowe giving up 23, um no. Mattingly made his mark as a player, he’s got to earn it as a coach. The NL West is gonna have a different look next season, Torre is here and Alex Rodriguez going to the Giants.

    #6 should have been retired for Carl Furillo long before Garvey ever got a sniff of it. BTW, is Garvey the only player to get his # retired by his pension team, but not his primary team?[/quote]

    What do you mean pension team? The last team a guy plays for, and I assume it would have to be a team they only play a handful of seasons for?

    Isn’t Wade Boggs retired in Tampa? Of course, I think he’s retired elsewhere too (Boston? NYY?)

    It is an interesting question you pose…[/quote]

    Wade Boggs does not have his number retired in Boston (1-Doerr, 4-Cronin, 8-Yastrzemski, 9-Williams, and 27-Fisk… leaving out the league wide 42-Robinson) or New York Yankees (1-Martin, 3-Ruth, 4-Gehrig, 5-DiMaggio, 7-Mantle, 8-Dickey, 8-Berra, 9-Maris, 10-Rizzuto, 15-Munson, 16-Ford, 23-Mattingly, 32-Howard, 37-Stengel, 44-Jackson, and 49-Guidry… again leaving out the league wide 42-Robinson). Boggs’s number has only been retired by Tampa Bay.

    Players with their number(s) retired by multiple teams (by last name):
    44-Aaron – Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers
    29-Carew – Minnesota Twins, California Angels
    34-Fingers – Oakland A’s, Milwaukee Brewers
    27/72-Fisk – Boston Red Sox (27), Chicago White Sox (72)
    44/9-Jackson – New York Yankees (44), Oakland A’s (9)
    20-Robinson – Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles
    34/30-Ryan – Houston Astros (34), Texas Rangers (34), California Angels (30)
    37-Stengel – New York Yankees, New York Mets

  • Matt | November 5, 2007 at 7:46 pm |

    …and you can’t forget #8 being retired twice by the Yanks. And again after Mo Rivera retires (along with Jackie Robinson’s 42).

  • Garfield | November 5, 2007 at 7:48 pm |

    [quote comment="165789"]someone in yesterday’s comments section was asking about a cowboys player who wears a funky helmet.

    it was Tony Curtis[/quote]

    It could also be Ken Hamlin

  • Garfield | November 5, 2007 at 7:51 pm |

    [quote comment="165789"]someone in yesterday’s comments section was asking about a cowboys player who wears a funky helmet.

    it was Tony Curtis[/quote]

    It could also be Ken Hamlin http://blogs.king5.c...
    (He’s with the Cowboys this year

  • Dom | November 5, 2007 at 7:54 pm |

    I was watching the Moment Of Impact DVD about the best defenses in the NFL and they started talking about how OLine players get good hits too. They then showed Jon Ogden with FNOB.

    JON OGDEN FNOB
    http://sports.websho...

    I also have the Vanden Hurk Picture from the Sportscenter over the summer.

    VANDEN HURK
    http://sports.websho...

  • Matt | November 5, 2007 at 7:55 pm |

    here’s a screen grab of Strudwig’s nameplate fuck up: (old digital cam/tv is the cause for crap pic)
    http://img149.images...

  • Matt | November 5, 2007 at 8:00 pm |

    smaller I hope:
    http://img233.images...

  • josh's twin | November 5, 2007 at 8:10 pm |

    What do you mean pension team? The last team a guy plays for, and I assume it would have to be a team they only play a handful of seasons for?

    Isn’t Wade Boggs retired in Tampa? Of course, I think he’s retired elsewhere too (Boston? NYY?)

    It is an interesting question you pose…

    Wade Boggs does not have his number retired in Boston (1-Doerr, 4-Cronin, 8-Yastrzemski, 9-Williams, and 27-Fisk… leaving out the league wide 42-Robinson) or New York Yankees (1-Martin, 3-Ruth, 4-Gehrig, 5-DiMaggio, 7-Mantle, 8-Dickey, 8-Berra, 9-Maris, 10-Rizzuto, 15-Munson, 16-Ford, 23-Mattingly, 32-Howard, 37-Stengel, 44-Jackson, and 49-Guidry… again leaving out the league wide 42-Robinson). Boggs’s number has only been retired by Tampa Bay.

    Players with their number(s) retired by multiple teams (by last name):
    44-Aaron – Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers
    29-Carew – Minnesota Twins, California Angels
    34-Fingers – Oakland A’s, Milwaukee Brewers
    27/72-Fisk – Boston Red Sox (27), Chicago White Sox (72)
    44/9-Jackson – New York Yankees (44), Oakland A’s (9)
    20-Robinson – Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles
    34/30-Ryan – Houston Astros (34), Texas Rangers (34), California Angels (30)
    37-Stengel – New York Yankees, New York Mets

    My original question wasn’t about #s retired multiple times, but players like Boggs and Garvey who had their #s retired by the teams they ended their careers with, and not the teams they are most known for. Boggs didn’t do all that much in Tampa to warrant a retired number, nor did Garvey in San Diego. Are there any others like these two.

  • Dan U. | November 5, 2007 at 8:10 pm |

    The Univestiy of North Dakota Fighting Sioux football team wore black pants at home against St. Cloud State on saturday. It was the the first time since 2000 the black pants were worn at home. They normally wear white at home with the green jersey and black pants on the road with the white jersey.
    Photos can be veiwed here.

  • Dan U. | November 5, 2007 at 8:12 pm |

    here are the fighting sioux pics. http://www.undsports...

  • ATLien | November 5, 2007 at 8:15 pm |

    i’ve never looked behind my nameplates on my jerseys, but the backside of Strudwick’s letters looked like duct tape. Is that normal?

  • Dave A | November 5, 2007 at 8:15 pm |

    Bob Wickman Brewers St. Patrick’s Day Jersey on ebay.

  • FlyersHockey1967 | November 5, 2007 at 8:29 pm |

    Anyone notice this? Usually, NHL players (excluding goalies) have an American Flag decal on the bottom left corner of their helmets.

    Then this season, they started wearing a pink “Hockey Fights Cancer” decal.

    But tonight, I’ve noticed during the Flyers-Rangers game (on right now on Versus), they’re wearing a different decal that looks like a semi-circle with another semi-circle on top. Does anyone know what it is?

  • Mike Engle | November 5, 2007 at 8:30 pm |

    [quote comment="166161"]What do you mean pension team? The last team a guy plays for, and I assume it would have to be a team they only play a handful of seasons for?

    Isn’t Wade Boggs retired in Tampa? Of course, I think he’s retired elsewhere too (Boston? NYY?)

    It is an interesting question you pose…

    Wade Boggs does not have his number retired in Boston (1-Doerr, 4-Cronin, 8-Yastrzemski, 9-Williams, and 27-Fisk… leaving out the league wide 42-Robinson) or New York Yankees (1-Martin, 3-Ruth, 4-Gehrig, 5-DiMaggio, 7-Mantle, 8-Dickey, 8-Berra, 9-Maris, 10-Rizzuto, 15-Munson, 16-Ford, 23-Mattingly, 32-Howard, 37-Stengel, 44-Jackson, and 49-Guidry… again leaving out the league wide 42-Robinson). Boggs’s number has only been retired by Tampa Bay.

    Players with their number(s) retired by multiple teams (by last name):
    44-Aaron – Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers
    29-Carew – Minnesota Twins, California Angels
    34-Fingers – Oakland A’s, Milwaukee Brewers
    27/72-Fisk – Boston Red Sox (27), Chicago White Sox (72)
    44/9-Jackson – New York Yankees (44), Oakland A’s (9)
    20-Robinson – Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles
    34/30-Ryan – Houston Astros (34), Texas Rangers (34), California Angels (30)
    37-Stengel – New York Yankees, New York Mets

    My original question wasn’t about #s retired multiple times, but players like Boggs and Garvey who had their #s retired by the teams they ended their careers with, and not the teams they are most known for. Boggs didn’t do all that much in Tampa to warrant a retired number, nor did Garvey in San Diego. Are there any others like these two.[/quote]
    Rockies’ Dale Murphy #3?

  • Mike Engle | November 5, 2007 at 8:32 pm |

    Mr. Ekdahl: share button for Facebook, please?

  • David | November 5, 2007 at 8:32 pm |

    [quote comment="166164"]i’ve never looked behind my nameplates on my jerseys, but the backside of Strudwick’s letters looked like duct tape. Is that normal?[/quote]
    See the above comments…his nameplate was falling off in a fight

  • David | November 5, 2007 at 8:34 pm |

    Pittsburgh is wearing those throwbacks that they wore for (I think) the 1st week against (I think) Buffalo

  • Dave A | November 5, 2007 at 8:34 pm |

    …and a Manny Lee Rangers. It’s a St. Patty’s Day epidemic on ebay.

  • caxdj | November 5, 2007 at 8:44 pm |

    Those Steelers unis rock. If only they had sleeves.

  • Chris | November 5, 2007 at 8:53 pm |

    Ike Taylor is the only Steeler I’ve seen with black cleats.

  • joe | November 5, 2007 at 9:02 pm |

    [quote comment="165798"]I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…Calling Ladanian Tomlinson “LT” is just wrong. Same with calling Ivan Rodriguez “Pudge”. Or Ray Leonard “Sugar Ray”. Get your own nicknames! Are we going to start calling Adrian Peterson “Sweetness”? Ray Lewis will be “Hacksaw”? Will every oversized running back be “The Bus”? Tomlison should be “LDT” or something else. “LT” was Lawrence Taylor, end of story.[/quote]
    nah the current guy can be LT, the old one can be co-caine

  • My Name is Not Earl | November 5, 2007 at 9:03 pm |

    Wearing those throwbacks makes sense. THink about it . . . if you’re looking fownfiled, all you can see is helmets. The gold helmets stand out.

    And speaking of old school, looks like it’s raining. With the notoriously bad grass at Heinz, it will be mud before long.

    Still no sight of the black officials’ pants this year.

  • Craig | November 5, 2007 at 9:06 pm |

    Forgive the rant but the announcers and people raggin on the Steelers 75th unis can totally bite me. All I keep hearing is the helmets are hideous. If that is a fact then Green Bay’s helmets are hideous. Why does everyone have a problem with yellow? Are the Niners and Saints helmets shitty? These uniforms tonight go back to 1933 their beginnings. To all those nay-sayers I say piss off…you could only wish your team had the tradition of the Steelers. And just so you don’t try that old “my team never” attitude…The Redskins had gold helmets, the Bears had orange jerseys, the Giants had red stripes on their helmet, the packers have always had gold helmets, the niners had “silver” helmets?…the browns had white…so on and etc….so piss off about your criticism of my beloved Steelers.

  • Paul Lukas | November 5, 2007 at 9:18 pm |

    I’m not watching the game closely, but I just glanced up and thought I saw Willie Parker once again going flag-less on the back of his helmet. Can anyone confirm or refute?

  • Alan | November 5, 2007 at 9:20 pm |

    Are the Steelers wearing throwbacks or are they tied into the promotional juggernaut that is Bee Movie?

    [/sarcasm]

  • Craig | November 5, 2007 at 9:27 pm |

    And then there were 21 points

  • =bg= | November 5, 2007 at 9:31 pm |

    [quote comment="166194"]Are the Steelers wearing throwbacks or are they tied into the promotional juggernaut that is Bee Movie?

    [/sarcasm][/quote]

    I like those Steelers unis a LOT. Since we don’t have a real pro team in the Bay Area…maybe the Steelers should be my new team.

  • Stuby | November 5, 2007 at 9:35 pm |

    Derek Lowe wore #36 (which should be retired by the Dodgers for Don Newcombe) with the Mariners and started out as #43 with the Red Sox. Interesting that his one game as #42 (along with the rest of the Dodgers) is listed on that site.

  • LI Phil | November 5, 2007 at 9:43 pm |

    diggin the steelers throwbacks, esp. the white pants

    it MUST be nasty in pitty, ed hockuley has the guns all covered up

  • ATLien | November 5, 2007 at 9:48 pm |

    [quote comment="166175"][quote comment="166164"]i’ve never looked behind my nameplates on my jerseys, but the backside of Strudwick’s letters looked like duct tape. Is that normal?[/quote]
    See the above comments…his nameplate was falling off in a fight[/quote]

    I know that, man. i was one of the people who noticed the fight and the name plate coming off. I’m saying on the backside of the nameplate. It didn’t look like stitching, it looked looked like duct tape.

    Oh and i’m a big fan of the pittsburgh throwbacks. they’re awesome

  • ATLien | November 5, 2007 at 9:52 pm |

    This is for Paul and anyone in the Atlanta area who knows:

    Last night i was watching the local news on 46 and they were doing a story on Georgia State University’s football program that starts up next season (Dan Reeves is a sonsultant). Anyway, the person they interviewed had a GSU football helmet on her desk and it was…wow. It was viagara blue with a weird line drawing of a cartoon panther head. Just not good.

    The question is if anyone can find a pic of it, or if Paul may know someone who can confirm that this, indeed, is the GSU helmet.

  • Jim | November 5, 2007 at 10:14 pm |

    [quote comment="166189"]Forgive the rant but the announcers and people raggin on the Steelers 75th unis can totally bite me. All I keep hearing is the helmets are hideous. If that is a fact then Green Bay’s helmets are hideous. Why does everyone have a problem with yellow? Are the Niners and Saints helmets shitty? These uniforms tonight go back to 1933 their beginnings. To all those nay-sayers I say piss off…you could only wish your team had the tradition of the Steelers. And just so you don’t try that old “my team never” attitude…The Redskins had gold helmets, the Bears had orange jerseys, the Giants had red stripes on their helmet, the packers have always had gold helmets, the niners had “silver” helmets?…the browns had white…so on and etc….so piss off about your criticism of my beloved Steelers.[/quote]
    OK – I forgive the rant – I agree. They are THROWBACKS people. They are honoring the past… move on…

  • ATLien | November 5, 2007 at 10:27 pm |

    [quote comment="166209"]This is for Paul and anyone in the Atlanta area who knows:

    Last night i was watching the local news on 46 and they were doing a story on Georgia State University’s football program that starts up next season (Dan Reeves is a sonsultant). Anyway, the person they interviewed had a GSU football helmet on her desk and it was…wow. It was viagara blue with a weird line drawing of a cartoon panther head. Just not good.

    The question is if anyone can find a pic of it, or if Paul may know someone who can confirm that this, indeed, is the GSU helmet.[/quote]

    ok. i found a pic at their athletic website. and that IS their helmet.

  • ATLien | November 5, 2007 at 10:28 pm |

    oops

  • muskiejim | November 5, 2007 at 10:31 pm |
  • Mike | November 5, 2007 at 10:32 pm |

    [quote comment="166209"]This is for Paul and anyone in the Atlanta area who knows:

    Last night i was watching the local news on 46 and they were doing a story on Georgia State University’s football program that starts up next season (Dan Reeves is a sonsultant). Anyway, the person they interviewed had a GSU football helmet on her desk and it was…wow. It was viagara blue with a weird line drawing of a cartoon panther head. Just not good.

    The question is if anyone can find a pic of it, or if Paul may know someone who can confirm that this, indeed, is the GSU helmet.[/quote]

    Try the following…

    You are right…they are bad…the logo looks like one of the selections for creating you own team in Madden 08…

  • LeRoy in Wisconsin | November 5, 2007 at 10:33 pm |

    title=”Finlandia University”Finlandia University frequently uses FU in their team apparel.

    Gotta love those Yoopers!

  • ATLien | November 5, 2007 at 10:34 pm |

  • Wyatt S. | November 5, 2007 at 10:35 pm |

    With all 33 former steelers players… what if there was a typo on their jerseys… how embarrassing/disrespectful would that have been/ to tha all-time team? and i love my steelers’ jerseys tonight.

  • ATLien | November 5, 2007 at 10:36 pm |

    that’s it. i found that same pic, i just can’t link for shit.

  • conq | November 5, 2007 at 10:59 pm |

    Speaking of Furman, my high school (Richmond County, NC) uses their logo with a different color scheme. We’ve been using it at least since I was there 10 or so years ago. We switched to a different logo a few years ago but have since switched back. In looking for that other logo, I found a pic of a JV game this year. Two players are wearing different helmets — one with the old logo and one with the current one! (Not to mention nicer looking pants than the varsity.)

    http://www.richmondr...

    (Sorry for not linking that URL…it doesn’t look like the system will let me put two links in this post.)

  • David | November 5, 2007 at 11:05 pm |

    [quote comment="166193"]I’m not watching the game closely, but I just glanced up and thought I saw Willie Parker once again going flag-less on the back of his helmet. Can anyone confirm or refute?[/quote]
    No, there is a flag. No pics, but they whenever he gets back up from a run, they show the back of his helmet with a flag

  • jeff in detroit | November 5, 2007 at 11:06 pm |

    [quote comment="166193"]I’m not watching the game closely, but I just glanced up and thought I saw Willie Parker once again going flag-less on the back of his helmet. Can anyone confirm or refute?[/quote]

    parker has a flag on his helmet

  • jeff in detroit | November 5, 2007 at 11:08 pm |

    [quote comment="166242"][quote comment="166193"]I’m not watching the game closely, but I just glanced up and thought I saw Willie Parker once again going flag-less on the back of his helmet. Can anyone confirm or refute?[/quote]
    No, there is a flag. No pics, but they whenever he gets back up from a run, they show the back of his helmet with a flag[/quote]

    damn you beat me to it

  • ATLien | November 5, 2007 at 11:16 pm |

    [quote comment="166227"] title=”Finlandia University”Finlandia University frequently uses FU in their team apparel.

    Gotta love those Yoopers![/quote]

    don’t they make ?

  • LI Phil | November 6, 2007 at 12:34 am |

    what the…

    server go down

  • Brandon | November 6, 2007 at 12:42 am |

    [quote comment="166251"]what the…

    server go down[/quote]
    I don’t know what happened… I think I’ve started to take all this ‘new’ technology for granted It’s been happening to a few of my favorite sites lately…. one of them it’s just on one computer which is really wacky to me… i’ve checked all the settings and every thing

  • Paul Lukas | November 6, 2007 at 12:42 am |

    [quote comment="166251"]what the…

    server go down[/quote]

    And now it’s back up. This wasn’t just our server — it was every site served by Mosso, our host company. Just a momentary hiccup, they’ve assured me.

  • scot | November 6, 2007 at 12:50 am |

    [quote comment="166105"]The links

    http://www.adrianb.u...

    http://www.adrianb.u...

    Man, The Citadel has been all over the map with their helmet logo.

  • rustycruiser | November 6, 2007 at 1:06 am |

    Re: Poppy Pin.

    Came across this pic of English Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton pimping his new autobiography. Looks like a black center to his poppy.

    http://www.news24.co...

  • rustycruiser | November 6, 2007 at 1:09 am |

    One more poppy thought. I think you had previously mention the New Zealand All Blacks wearing an embroidered poppy of their jersey during the November tour matches to the Northern Hemisphere. Seems like their poppy has a red center. (probably because a black one wouldn’t show on their black jersey).

    http://farm1.static....

  • moose84 | November 6, 2007 at 2:15 am |

    I have always referred to Tomlinson as LT2… Since he is the second LT…

    Most people I know call him LT2…

  • Robb | November 6, 2007 at 2:58 am |

    [quote comment="165917"][quote comment="165855"][quote comment="165789"]someone in yesterday’s comments section was asking about a cowboys player who wears a funky helmet.

    it was Tony Curtis[/quote]

    That’s a Riddell Revolution helmet, perhaps the safest helmet available and has been out since 2002. Somebody yesterday thought they saw someone wearing this, but it hasn’t hit the market yet. At first glimpse it appears similar to the Revolution, with the raised middle section, but the Revo provides more jaw protection and the ear holes are different.[/quote]

    I am still pissed about this damn technology and stuff, I thought I had the game recording and while I was trying to rewind to verifiy which player it was on I accidently changed the channel… causing me to lose what I had watched from the memory…. I could have sworn it was the new Xenith helmet… it did not have the same ear holes or jaw as a Revolution… I could just be slowly losing my mind though back to looking at wire pictures to see if I can find it[/quote]

    It was probably the new schutt helmet http://www.schuttspo...

  • Dustin | November 6, 2007 at 11:17 pm |

    Did the Red Wings change their lettering? Last time I checked, the lettering UMich uses is a round block with vertical arching, similar to the Avalanche; not quite the same as the very tall, block (with vertical arching) that the Red Wings use.

    Also, does anyone else think the “two color” comment about their lettering was a little misleading, because it’s still three layers?

  • Patrick | November 7, 2007 at 12:48 am |

    [quote comment="166189"]Forgive the rant but the announcers and people raggin on the Steelers 75th unis can totally bite me. All I keep hearing is the helmets are hideous. If that is a fact then Green Bay’s helmets are hideous. Why does everyone have a problem with yellow? Are the Niners and Saints helmets shitty? These uniforms tonight go back to 1933 their beginnings. To all those nay-sayers I say piss off…you could only wish your team had the tradition of the Steelers. And just so you don’t try that old “my team never” attitude…The Redskins had gold helmets, the Bears had orange jerseys, the Giants had red stripes on their helmet, the packers have always had gold helmets, the niners had “silver” helmets?…the browns had white…so on and etc….so piss off about your criticism of my beloved Steelers.[/quote]

    Dude, try decaf. I like the Steelers too but I thought the throwbacks looked horrible. And it seems redundant to have a 75th anniversary patch on a throwback jersey.