Blue ’Plate Special

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It was another one of those Uni Watch red-alert moments last night, as about a dozen readers e-mailed me all at once and another half-dozen or so posted all at once in the comments section. The cause? Jason Strudwick of the Rangers got in a fight and his nameplate came loose during the fisticuffs, revealing some nasty-looking adhesive residue on the underside.

All of which is very entertaining. But here’s my question: Since when have the Rangers been using nameplates? I always thought they used direct-sewn NOBs. NHLuniforms.com has always shown them that way (compare that treatment to this one), and so do most pre-2007 game photos (here’s another) and game-used jerseys (the most recent of which that I could find is from 2003-04 — definitely no nameplate there). Hell, we’ve even made sure to go nameplate-free when designing Rangers-themed membership cards.

But if you look at photos from this season, sure enough — they’ve suddenly got the telltale fabric strip. It’s on the white jersey, too. Is this a previously unnoticed additional reason to loathe the new Reebok jerseys? Have other teams made similar switches? If anyone knows more about this, please fill us in.

And as if the deficiencies of nameplates weren’t already clear enough (extra seams, loose threads, puckering, etc.), now we can add an additional problem to the list: They come loose during fights.

Meanwhile, speaking of the Rangers, the story of their re-hemmed jerseys has finally been picked up by a local beat writer. For the full scoop, scroll down to the “Hems stops haws” section of this page.

And in further NHL news, Rich Eakin reports that the Penguins will be giving new, non-moisture-repellant jerseys to all of their players — not just to the select few who ask for them. For details, scroll down to the “Replacement jerseys” section here.

(Special thanks today to Matt Harris and Doug Walton for their Strudwick screen grabs, and to Aman Loodu for pointing out the hemming story.)

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And Next Week We’re Installing a Hot Tub: Lots of new site-related developments to report today. For starters, for those of you who are into the social-bookmarking thing, you’ll find buttons for Digg, Del.icio.us, Facebook, Furl, Spurl, Newsvine, Technorati, and YahooMyWeb at the bottom of each post. And in response to reader demand, we’re now offering a full RSS feed, instead of a partial feed.

But the biggest news is that my new right-hand man has been chosen. It’s Bryan Redemske, whose name is probably familiar to many of you because he’s a longtime Ticker contributor. He also wrote most of this entry about the College World Series back in June. The depths of his Uni Watch-ishness can be measured by a note he sent to me last night: “Be sure to mention that all of my cycling T-shirts have ‘Bryan’ embroidered on the left sleeve.”

Bryan is, if anything, overqualified for the position. He works in the sports department of the Omaha World-Herald, where he does some copyediting, some page layout, and a bit of writing (and where his ready access to wire-service photos will no doubt come in handy). In other words, he’s already a seasoned media professional, so I can’t very well call him my “intern.” We’ll have to come up with a new title for him, like research monkey assistant editor or something like that. By any name, he’ll be easing into the job over the next two weeks or so, and his first lead entry will probably run later this week. Please join me in welcoming him to the Uni Watch team.

The timing of Bryan’s hire is perfect, because intern Vince Grzegorek has some big news, too: He’s scored a staff position with Cleveland Scene, the city’s alterna-weekly paper, and will be starting there in two weeks. He says he’ll still contribute Uni Watch entries, which will be great if he can swing it (I suspect his new bosses will be keeping him pretty busy). Here’s to you, Vince — big congrats on your new gig.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Yesterday I linked to this photo of Tamba Hali’s chinstrap popping off. That prompted Doug Simpson to send me what he described as “the mother of all chinstrap blowups,” from September’s ’Bama/Western Carolina game. … In another follow-up, yesterday I asked why Remembrance Day poppy pins had switched from green-centered to black-centered in recent years, which led Lorne Giesbrecht to send me to this page, which has lots of good info (and also led Jeff Ingalls to send me a photo of his poppy tattoo). … Also from yesterday: I asked what was up with these leg sleeves, prompting this follow-up from John Simmons: “He appears to be wearing a cut-off version of Adidas Powerweb shorts. You can even slightly see the yarn at the bottom of the calf sleeve from where he must have cut it.” … Brent Hardman notes that UGA captain Knowshon Moreno’s captain’s “C” suffered from a bit of a tight squeeze on Saturday (additional views here and here) — a problem not shared by teammate Matthew Stafford, because his single-digit uni number allows for more space. … New Mexico wore practice jerseys for a recent exhibition game because their new unis weren’t ready yet (with thanks to Rob Montoya). … Decal impresario Chris Willis reports that Marshall will wear this memorial helmet decal this weekend. In addition, he says CFL teams may wear poppy decals this weekend. … I know I’ve mentioned this before, but Louisiana Tech sure does have small nameplate typography. … Chris Drouin notes that the Oakland Christian High soccer team in Michigan has “Christian” on their shirttails. … The FIVB has worked with Mikasa to produce a new volleyball for the Beijing Olympics. Details here (courtesy of Jeremy Brahm). … Kenn Tomasch recently visited Max’s Sports Bar in Glendale, Arizona, which claims to have the nation’s largest collection of football helmets (including some real doozies). He’s put together a fantastic account of his visit here. … Indiana coach Bill Lynch was wearing a National College Football Day pin — nearly lost among a sea of logos — the other day (with thanks to Todd Usher). … Man, Joe Torre’s cap at his press conference yesterday was right off the shelf (additional holographic view here). And Bryan Redemske, paying immediate dividends, notes that Torre’s dress shirt had “Joe”-monogrammed cuffs. … Yet another player with an upside-down 8: Ryan Gomes (with thanks to Josh Feldman). … Mike Raymers found something interesting: a Roanoke Valley Rebels jersey from the Eastern Hockey League, circa 1970s. I think it’s safe to say that logo would never get off the drawing board today. … Want to make cake shaped like a jersey? Then you’ll want this (genius find by Ryan Thompson). … I could definitely get used to this. … Check out the nameplates in Pakistan.

 

190 comments to Blue ’Plate Special

  • Jon | November 6, 2007 at 8:05 am |

    Those Pittsburgh unis last night were great (coming from a Browns fan) except for the pants! Why white when there is NO white on the jersey? Should have been a matching gold with black stripes down the legs.

  • Robert | November 6, 2007 at 8:08 am |

    It’s good to see a fellow living in Omaha get Vince’s old gig. Instead of ultra-detailed Cavs, Indians and Browns coverage, we can now look forward to some tidbits on the Mavericks, Blue Jays and Bunnies.

    In sum, congrats, Bryan. However, we must all join together to beg for no new photos of Bryan, or anyone else for that matter, in biker’s shorts.

  • Robert | November 6, 2007 at 8:09 am |

    What is an RSS feed? What is social bookmarking? Just wondering.

  • DJ | November 6, 2007 at 8:13 am |

    wow paul, early today – very nice.

    no pics yet that i’ve found, but i was at the wake-mars hill exhibition last night, and i BELIEVE the wake jerseys had a ribbon on the front right, US flag on the top left, and a black bar above the names on the back – couldn’t make out if the ribbon was for skip or VT, although the black bar on the back was pretty much the exact same that the ACC football teams have been wearing for VT

  • Matt Lesser | November 6, 2007 at 8:15 am |

    Why is the Reebok logo a completely different shade of blue.

    http://us.i1.yimg.co...

  • Jason G. | November 6, 2007 at 8:23 am |

    [quote comment="166389"]Why is the Reebok logo a completely different shade of blue.

    http://us.i1.yimg.co...

    The logo on the left looks like it’s the same shade. Maybe it’s some kind of weird reflection or it’s just for the one player.

  • Justin B | November 6, 2007 at 8:40 am |

    Chris Drouin notes that the Oakland Christian High soccer team in Michigan has “Christian” on their shirttails

    What’s with the red armbands on two of the players on the white team, and no armband for the third?

  • Pat | November 6, 2007 at 8:47 am |

    [quote comment="166397"]Chris Drouin notes that the Oakland Christian High soccer team in Michigan has “Christian” on their shirttails

    What’s with the red armbands on two of the players on the white team, and no armband for the third?[/quote]

    Captain’s designation?

  • josh's twin | November 6, 2007 at 8:49 am |

    Chris Drouin notes that the Oakland Christian High soccer team in Michigan has “Christian” on their shirttails

    What’s with the red armbands on two of the players on the white team, and no armband for the third?

    They look like captain armbands. The more disturbing question is what’s with those haircuts?

  • Ian | November 6, 2007 at 8:58 am |

    Nice to see the bookmarks up there. Just dugg the post under hockey.

  • Ian | November 6, 2007 at 8:58 am |

    the leg sleeves are used to compress the shins its relieves pain from shin splints and stuff like that. I used to wear them when i played lacrosse

  • AJ | November 6, 2007 at 8:59 am |

    Ryan Gomes’s 8 is not up-side down. The Timberwolves’ 8’s have always been like that, it’s just part of their unique font.

  • Flip | November 6, 2007 at 9:06 am |

    [quote comment="166383"]Those Pittsburgh unis last night were great (coming from a Browns fan) except for the pants! Why white when there is NO white on the jersey? Should have been a matching gold with black stripes down the legs.[/quote]
    Nah, without the white there would have been just too much yellow/gold/mustard. The Steelers had it just right.

  • JJD | November 6, 2007 at 9:10 am |

    I always thought this was the “mother of all chinstrap blow-ups”. (youtube link with sound)

  • Matt | November 6, 2007 at 9:12 am |

    Wow, on SportsCenter just now, after showing footage of the Joe Torre Press Conference, one of the anchors said “wow, still has the price tag on it [hat]“…

  • Eriq Jaffe | November 6, 2007 at 9:17 am |

    That Roanoke Valley link takes me to a page that says, “Directly downloading images is not permitted on the Netfirms FREE plan. If you are the owner of this site, either ensure that this image is embedded in a web page, or upgrade to one of the Netfirms premium plans.”

    Oh, and I like how the example from Max’s Sports Bar has a plate in front of it with the school name mis-spelled. Now that’s attention to detail!

  • Stuby | November 6, 2007 at 9:18 am |

    I wish MNF would have shown the entire halftime ceremony in Pittsburgh. Instead, we got the PTI guys having to scream at each other to drown out the stadium PA announcer.

    Later on, I saw at least one All-Time Steeler with his jersey tucked into his chinos, pretty much all the way up to the numbers. Couldn’t tell who it was, but it looked pretty dorky.

  • dm00n | November 6, 2007 at 9:18 am |

    Wow, that one mystery helmet looks like the Royal Oak (Mich.) Chiefs, a kids tackle team.

    video highlights

  • Adam | November 6, 2007 at 9:19 am |

    [quote comment="166386"]What is an RSS feed? What is social bookmarking? Just wondering.[/quote]

    What is the internet? What is a computer?

    Not trying to be mean, but this probably isn’t the place to explain basic subjects like that. Do a search on google or wikipedia, I’m sure it can explain it.

  • Matt B | November 6, 2007 at 9:24 am |

    Joe Torre’s inspiration.

  • Mike Engle | November 6, 2007 at 9:25 am |

    [quote comment="166408"]Ryan Gomes’s 8 is not up-side down. The Timberwolves’ 8’s have always been like that, it’s just part of their unique font.[/quote]
    Former Minnesota #8’s Latrell Sprewell and Radoslav Nesterovic appear to have the same “upside-down” 8. So maybe it’s not upside-down, but it’s still pretty silly.

  • dm00n | November 6, 2007 at 9:26 am |

    [quote comment="166418"]That Roanoke Valley link takes me to a page that says, “Directly downloading images is not permitted on the Netfirms FREE plan. If you are the owner of this site, either ensure that this image is embedded in a web page, or upgrade to one of the Netfirms premium plans.”

    Oh, and I like how the example from Max’s Sports Bar has a plate in front of it with the school name mis-spelled. Now that’s attention to detail![/quote]

    Just hit refresh.

  • Stuby | November 6, 2007 at 9:26 am |

    [quote comment="166422"][quote comment="166386"]What is an RSS feed? What is social bookmarking? Just wondering.[/quote]

    What is the internet? What is a computer?

    Not trying to be mean, but this probably isn’t the place to explain basic subjects like that. Do a search on google or wikipedia, I’m sure it can explain it.[/quote]
    I’ve just accepted the fact that I’m a geezer. It’s too hard to keep up with some of this technology crap.

  • dm00n | November 6, 2007 at 9:27 am |

    Hrrm, the spam filter is not my friend today.

  • Seth H | November 6, 2007 at 9:27 am |

    Chris Drouin notes that the Oakland Christian High soccer team in Michigan has “Christian” on their shirttails.

    I wonder if they play a team called the “Lions” . . .

  • Josh | November 6, 2007 at 9:31 am |

    Is there any way we can have a choice of full or headline RSS feeds? I sort of liked the shorter one.

  • Kevin | November 6, 2007 at 9:31 am |

    Actually, another Roanoke Valley Rebels team used that exact same logo in the ECHL in the 1990’s

  • Jim Amato | November 6, 2007 at 9:34 am |

    Prior to this season the Rangers’ game jerseys were produced by Cosby’s Sporting Goods outside of MSG. There were many times the Rangers would make a big mid-season trade and the pregame show would provide video of the new player’s name being sewn on the jersey inside the store. I was at the Rangers-Mapleleafs game 2 weeks ago and was told by someone who works at Cosbys that they are no longer responsible for the jerseys and that all jerseys are shipped directly from Reebok to the teams now.

  • dm00n | November 6, 2007 at 9:35 am |
  • Monte | November 6, 2007 at 9:35 am |

    I just thought strudwick looked werird because he has #34. Doesn’t look right on anyone on the rangers other than a goalie.

  • Robert | November 6, 2007 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment="166422"][quote comment="166386"]What is an RSS feed? What is social bookmarking? Just wondering.[/quote]

    What is the internet? What is a computer?

    Not trying to be mean, but this probably isn’t the place to explain basic subjects like that. Do a search on google or wikipedia, I’m sure it can explain it.[/quote]

    Thanks for the sarcasm, Al Gore.

  • dm00n | November 6, 2007 at 9:41 am |

    Here’s a nice piece on High Schools and the addition of black to unis.

    While purple and gold are dominant, he added black to the shoulder area of the jerseys.

    “I came up with this one, with the Indian head (on the shoulder); it’s really symbolic,” said Prosser, a running back. “Yes, (the school colors) are very important to me.”

    Colors of school athletic uniforms are coming under increasing scrutiny as students prefer the addition of trendy colors, like black, while administrators and some graduates prefer a more traditional look.

    The issue has played out at Hononegah and at Rockford’s Guilford High. Guilford athletic director Bob Seago said for a while, it seemed every team in the Northern Illinois Conference, in which Guilford plays, wanted black on its uniforms. At Guilford, that could have come at the expense of the district’s traditional light blue and white.

  • Greg | November 6, 2007 at 9:47 am |

    Anyone notice the name plate in front of the helmet at Max’s Sports bar says “Bethal” and the decal on the helmet says “Bethel”.

  • Paul Lukas | November 6, 2007 at 9:48 am |

    [quote comment="166418"]That Roanoke Valley link takes me to a page that says, “Directly downloading images is not permitted on the Netfirms FREE plan. If you are the owner of this site, either ensure that this image is embedded in a web page, or upgrade to one of the Netfirms premium plans.”[/quote]

    Fixed.

  • James P. | November 6, 2007 at 9:50 am |

    Yeah, Louisiana has small typography on their name plates, and it really bugs me! When I started as an equipment manager we did not have the shoulder numbers nor names on the back. We got that changed in 1998, but for the names to go that small must be a Nike thing as they were not that small last year.

    There has been talk of making LSU wear Purple in this weekend’s game against Louisiana Tech, but nothing concrete as of this morning.

  • ScottyJ in WV | November 6, 2007 at 9:51 am |

    The Bethel College helmut shown in the story (great job, Kenn!!) seems to be from the Bethel College(KS) Threshers.

  • Bob | November 6, 2007 at 9:51 am |

    Full RSS Feeds. Yeah!

    I immediately noticed the difference in my feed reader.

    Just for that, I’m going to click on some ads while I am here.

  • Justin | November 6, 2007 at 9:51 am |

    The Flyers appear to have nameplates as well.

  • ScottyJ in WV | November 6, 2007 at 9:52 am |

    Der!! I meant “helmet”.

  • Dave | November 6, 2007 at 9:56 am |

    Is it true Georgia will be wearing black jerseys against Auburn? Anyone here this?

  • al | November 6, 2007 at 9:58 am |

    Paul did you see that the steelers had two different kinds of socks on last night?

    ribbed and unribbed … the width of the northwestern style also stripes varied between the two.

    The unis as a whole grew on me, though the helmets are a little pop warner … i would love to see those unis with the black helmet.

  • chris | November 6, 2007 at 9:58 am |

    the Flyers changed the position of the captaincy letter. Previously it was like this as noted on the Sept 18th entry. They seem to have switched it up so it’s not in both color spaces like this

  • Kevin Farrell | November 6, 2007 at 10:01 am |

    Chris Drouin notes that the Oakland Christian High soccer team in Michigan has “Christian” on their shirttails. As a former soccer referee this has me puzzled… I thought that shirttails were required to be tucked in…

  • Paul P | November 6, 2007 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment="166393"][quote comment="166389"]Why is the Reebok logo a completely different shade of blue.

    http://us.i1.yimg.co...

    The logo on the left looks like it’s the same shade. Maybe it’s some kind of weird reflection or it’s just for the one player.[/quote]

    It’s reflective, the same happens on the Bruins jersey’s:
    http://us.i1.yimg.co...

  • Rick | November 6, 2007 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment="166449"]Anyone notice the name plate in front of the helmet at Max’s Sports bar says “Bethal” and the decal on the helmet says “Bethel”.[/quote]

    Kenn mentions that on his website right next to the picture for it.

  • Duckstyle | November 6, 2007 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment="166443"]Here’s a nice piece on High Schools and the addition of black to unis.

    While purple and gold are dominant, he added black to the shoulder area of the jerseys.

    “I came up with this one, with the Indian head (on the shoulder); it’s really symbolic,” said Prosser, a running back. “Yes, (the school colors) are very important to me.”

    Colors of school athletic uniforms are coming under increasing scrutiny as students prefer the addition of trendy colors, like black, while administrators and some graduates prefer a more traditional look.

    The issue has played out at Hononegah and at Rockford’s Guilford High. Guilford athletic director Bob Seago said for a while, it seemed every team in the Northern Illinois Conference, in which Guilford plays, wanted black on its uniforms. At Guilford, that could have come at the expense of the district’s traditional light blue and white.

    [/quote]

    A fellow Rockfordian ?

  • KT | November 6, 2007 at 10:11 am |

    Thanks to those of you who visited the helmet page, and I’m sorry I accidentally deleted it (and a bunch of other stuff) while trying to chase some Russian spamming bastards off my site.

    I’ll have it back up in a bit, with a new URL (Paul, if you wouldn’t mind changing it when I get it up?). I didn’t even get to see your comments, sorry.

  • chris | November 6, 2007 at 10:15 am |

    does this end the bold?

  • scott | November 6, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    John Kruk’s uni-cameo in the 1992 All-Star game:

    http://bigfool.com/k...

  • LeRoy in Wisconsin | November 6, 2007 at 10:23 am |

    As a team apparel sales rep this confirms my experience designing uniforms.

    High school kids should not be overly involved in the uniform design process. To be honest 25% of coaches and athletic directors shouldn’t be allowed either.

    Good rule of thumb: Just because you have the option to put a bunch of different colors and logos on a jersey doesn’t mean you should.

    But the ugly jerseys just make the good ones look that much better. And the uglier they are the more we talk about them.

  • Rick | November 6, 2007 at 10:23 am |

    [quote comment="166409"][quote comment="166383"]Those Pittsburgh unis last night were great (coming from a Browns fan) except for the pants! Why white when there is NO white on the jersey? Should have been a matching gold with black stripes down the legs.[/quote]
    Nah, without the white there would have been just too much yellow/gold/mustard. The Steelers had it just right.[/quote]

    I don’t know. There just something about those unis that doesn’t look quite right. I think the yellow is too yellow. Just my opinion.

  • Frank | November 6, 2007 at 10:24 am |

    Wait – the Steelers wear throwback unis, and I don’t hear a peep about it in the Uni Watch Blog until the Comment section?
    BTW, I thought the throwbacks looked pretty sharp, especially the helmets. But I think the best throwbacks the Steelers could wear would be to simply go back to block numbers. That italic font they use for their numbers and names looks like **CRAP**!

  • Smail | November 6, 2007 at 10:24 am |

    Ever since the first mention of the Red Sox upside down #8, I’ve started noticing it in lots of different uniforms. Like somebody earlier said re: the Timberwolves, I’m guessing that numerous fonts, even more traditional ones have the 8 flipped from how we’d normally picture it.

    Also, thanks for explaining the NCFD pins, I was going crazy trying to figure out what they could have been.

  • The Original Lee | November 6, 2007 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment="166465"]Chris Drouin notes that the Oakland Christian High soccer team in Michigan has “Christian” on their shirttails.

    As a former soccer referee this has me puzzled… I thought that shirttails were required to be tucked in…[/quote]

    shirts are required to be tucked in at the start, but if they come untucked during gameplay for whatever reason, its fine. youll find most players will untuck them very soon after the whistle

  • Paul P | November 6, 2007 at 10:28 am |

    [quote comment="166483"][quote comment="166465"]Chris Drouin notes that the Oakland Christian High soccer team in Michigan has “Christian” on their shirttails.

    As a former soccer referee this has me puzzled… I thought that shirttails were required to be tucked in…[/quote]

    shirts are required to be tucked in at the start, but if they come untucked during gameplay for whatever reason, its fine. youll find most players will untuck them very soon after the whistle[/quote]

    I’ve been playing all my life, and hate playing with my shirt untucked. I think it looks awful, but also if someone pulls on the jersey, how is the ref supposed to know? If I’ve had it untucked the whole time, he won’t notice the difference if someone where to hold me back using my jersey.

  • nomuskles | November 6, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    I love the full RSS feed!

    Also, when leaving a comment, we have the option of including a URL, except the box says, “URI” which in the medical world is short for upper respiratory tract infection. =D

    I second the people who like the Steelers throwbacks but I also don’t see much wrong with their current unis.

    Kobe Bryant has been playing in the H2K4s this year. Not sure why. He hasn’t worn them in over three years. He wore the H2K5s, then the Air Zoom Kobe, then the Air Zoom Kobe 2. I believe he was still wearing the AZK2 at the Olympics.

  • John Ekdahl | November 6, 2007 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment="166492"]I love the full RSS feed!

    Also, when leaving a comment, we have the option of including a URL, except the box says, “URI” which in the medical world is short for upper respiratory tract infection. =D[/quote]
    URI = Uniform Resource Identifier

    Wiki Entry of URI

  • dm00n | November 6, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment="166471"][quote comment="166443"]Here’s a nice piece on High Schools and the addition of black to unis….[/quote]

    A fellow Rockfordian ?[/quote]

    No, just came across the article.

  • redemske | November 6, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment="166385"]It’s good to see a fellow living in Omaha get Vince’s old gig. Instead of ultra-detailed Cavs, Indians and Browns coverage, we can now look forward to some tidbits on the Mavericks, Blue Jays and Bunnies.

    In sum, congrats, Bryan. However, we must all join together to beg for no new photos of Bryan, or anyone else for that matter, in biker’s shorts.[/quote]

    Thanks for the welcome … sort of. But why the hate against the shorts? I have nice legs! Hey, you’re not that guy who flips me off every day on my commute are you?

    And remember, I may wear tight shorts, but at least I don’t look like this

    Oh — and there will be no Bunnies news. Ever.

  • Robb | November 6, 2007 at 10:57 am |

    From yesterday:

    [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]

    Its probably the new Schutt Helmet Schutt Helmets

    And I’d like those Steelers Throwbacks a whole lot more if they werent so cheap and would buy grey facemasks and go back to the logo that just says “Steel”

  • Mike Engle | November 6, 2007 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment="166499"][quote comment="166385"]It’s good to see a fellow living in Omaha get Vince’s old gig. Instead of ultra-detailed Cavs, Indians and Browns coverage, we can now look forward to some tidbits on the Mavericks, Blue Jays and Bunnies.

    In sum, congrats, Bryan. However, we must all join together to beg for no new photos of Bryan, or anyone else for that matter, in biker’s shorts.[/quote]

    Thanks for the welcome … sort of. But why the hate against the shorts? I have nice legs! Hey, you’re not that guy who flips me off every day on my commute are you?

    And remember, I may wear tight shorts, but at least I don’t look like this

    Oh — and there will be no Bunnies news. Ever.[/quote]
    On a related note, congratulations on your imminent Silver Medal membership card. Do you have a number in mind?

  • Trevor Kruger | November 6, 2007 at 11:02 am |

    [quote comment="166454"]The Bethel College helmut shown in the story (great job, Kenn!!) seems to be from the Bethel College(KS) Threshers.[/quote]
    The helmet seems to be purple and gold, however, now they’re scarlet and white. I wonder whats up with the color change?

  • Trevor Kruger | November 6, 2007 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment="166499"][quote comment="166385"]It’s good to see a fellow living in Omaha get Vince’s old gig. Instead of ultra-detailed Cavs, Indians and Browns coverage, we can now look forward to some tidbits on the Mavericks, Blue Jays and Bunnies.

    In sum, congrats, Bryan. However, we must all join together to beg for no new photos of Bryan, or anyone else for that matter, in biker’s shorts.[/quote]

    Thanks for the welcome … sort of. But why the hate against the shorts? I have nice legs! Hey, you’re not that guy who flips me off every day on my commute are you?

    And remember, I may wear tight shorts, but at least I don’t look like this

    Oh — and there will be no Bunnies news. Ever.[/quote]
    I see you’re sporting a UNI license plate cover. Also, it looks like you’re house is in the same exact North Omaha neighborhood that my grandmother lived in for a long time. Just seeing the font of the address numbers above the garage brings back memories…

  • jonah | November 6, 2007 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment="166412"]I always thought this was the “mother of all chinstrap blow-ups”. (youtube link with sound)[/quote]
    JJD, you beat me to it!

    All this talk about chinstrap blow-ups immediately brought me back to childhood days watching my old VHS tape of Super Bowl Highlights. That Tatum hit, with the chinstrap flying off, will probably be ingrained in my memory forever.

  • Andy | November 6, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    My old high school Unity Christian (Hudsonville, MI) won the State Soccer Championship last Saturday and have “Unity” on our nameplates shown on this picture…I suppose it’s better than the outdated and offensive nickname, the Crusaders. Congrats to the boys…

  • josh's twin | November 6, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    Those Pittsburgh unis last night were great (coming from a Browns fan) except for the pants! Why white when there is NO white on the jersey? Should have been a matching gold with black stripes down the legs.

    Nah, without the white there would have been just too much yellow/gold/mustard. The Steelers had it just right.

    I don’t know. There just something about those unis that doesn’t look quite right. I think the yellow is too yellow. Just my opinion.

    What doesn’t look right is white shoes. They’re completely out of place, and kill the whole look.

  • GCap | November 6, 2007 at 11:09 am |

    when the topic was brought up about the ny rangers number/letter shadowing, and it how it went to the left rather than the right, well the houston rockets have shadowing that goes to the left as well. i dont know if anyone ever pointed that out or not. the shadowing is more subtle but it’s there.

  • Moose | November 6, 2007 at 11:10 am |

    Anyone know of a good internet-site where I can find great athletic striped socks for purchase? If so, it would be a great help.

    Also, I thought the Steelers unis looked GREAT. At first, I wasn’t so sure, but its a great combination and I actually like them about equally as their regular unis. Its a rare occasion when a team w/ a classic uniform brings another great one into the fold.

  • Kenny | November 6, 2007 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment="166499"][quote comment="166385"]It’s good to see a fellow living in Omaha get Vince’s old gig. Instead of ultra-detailed Cavs, Indians and Browns coverage, we can now look forward to some tidbits on the Mavericks, Blue Jays and Bunnies.

    In sum, congrats, Bryan. However, we must all join together to beg for no new photos of Bryan, or anyone else for that matter, in biker’s shorts.[/quote]

    Thanks for the welcome … sort of. But why the hate against the shorts? I have nice legs! Hey, you’re not that guy who flips me off every day on my commute are you?

    And remember, I may wear tight shorts, but at least I don’t look like this

    Oh — and there will be no Bunnies news. Ever.[/quote]

    And at least you don’t look like this either

  • Minna H. | November 6, 2007 at 11:14 am |

    Ok, I wave the white flag and admit defeat–the Steelers throwbacks have definitely grown on me. I did not like them when I first saw them (I still think the black looks more like brown), but now I am a true believer. If anyone has a pic of my boy, Troy, wearing it, I would much appreciate a posting.

    To tide me over:YUMMY! (though you can’t see much of his uniform).

    Oh, and a pic of Troy with Eddie Guns would be great. Thanks.

  • Jennifer | November 6, 2007 at 11:21 am |

    The helmet decal for Marshall – is it just my eyes or is it not properly aligned – The bottom of the left side of the M is closer to the U than the right side, am I right? Just wondering…..this will bother me all day now….

  • Philly Bill | November 6, 2007 at 11:29 am |

    Am I really the first poster to congratulate Vince for his new gig?

    Best of luck to you at the Scene, Vince. My friend Kevin is the former Managing Editor there. (He’s now with the City Pages in Minnesota.)

  • Rick | November 6, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment="166516"][quote comment="166499"][quote comment="166385"]It’s good to see a fellow living in Omaha get Vince’s old gig. Instead of ultra-detailed Cavs, Indians and Browns coverage, we can now look forward to some tidbits on the Mavericks, Blue Jays and Bunnies.

    In sum, congrats, Bryan. However, we must all join together to beg for no new photos of Bryan, or anyone else for that matter, in biker’s shorts.[/quote]

    Thanks for the welcome … sort of. But why the hate against the shorts? I have nice legs! Hey, you’re not that guy who flips me off every day on my commute are you?

    And remember, I may wear tight shorts, but at least I don’t look like this

    Oh — and there will be no Bunnies news. Ever.[/quote]

    And at least you don’t look like this either[/quote]

    I’ll be poking my eyes out now.

  • Stuby | November 6, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment="166517"]Ok, I wave the white flag and admit defeat–the Steelers throwbacks have definitely grown on me. I did not like them when I first saw them (I still think the black looks more like brown), but now I am a true believer. If anyone has a pic of my boy, Troy, wearing it, I would much appreciate a posting.

    To tide me over:YUMMY! (though you can’t see much of his uniform).

    Oh, and a pic of Troy with Eddie Guns would be great. Thanks.[/quote]
    Eddie had his guns covered up for last night’s game.

  • Justin | November 6, 2007 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment="166515"]Anyone know of a good internet-site where I can find great athletic striped socks for purchase? If so, it would be a great help.[/quote]

    http://store.america...

    It is one of the best i have seen.

  • Paul Lukas | November 6, 2007 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment="166503"][quote comment="166499"][quote comment="166385"]It’s good to see a fellow living in Omaha get Vince’s old gig. Instead of ultra-detailed Cavs, Indians and Browns coverage, we can now look forward to some tidbits on the Mavericks, Blue Jays and Bunnies.

    In sum, congrats, Bryan. However, we must all join together to beg for no new photos of Bryan, or anyone else for that matter, in biker’s shorts.[/quote]

    Thanks for the welcome … sort of. But why the hate against the shorts? I have nice legs! Hey, you’re not that guy who flips me off every day on my commute are you?

    And remember, I may wear tight shorts, but at least I don’t look like this

    Oh — and there will be no Bunnies news. Ever.[/quote]
    On a related note, congratulations on your imminent Silver Medal membership card. Do you have a number in mind?[/quote]

    Check the membership roster and search on Bryan’s name — he’s already chosen.

  • redemske | November 6, 2007 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment="166503"][quote comment="166499"][quote comment="166385"]It’s good to see a fellow living in Omaha get Vince’s old gig. Instead of ultra-detailed Cavs, Indians and Browns coverage, we can now look forward to some tidbits on the Mavericks, Blue Jays and Bunnies.

    In sum, congrats, Bryan. However, we must all join together to beg for no new photos of Bryan, or anyone else for that matter, in biker’s shorts.[/quote]

    Thanks for the welcome … sort of. But why the hate against the shorts? I have nice legs! Hey, you’re not that guy who flips me off every day on my commute are you?

    And remember, I may wear tight shorts, but at least I don’t look like this

    Oh — and there will be no Bunnies news. Ever.[/quote]
    On a related note, congratulations on your imminent Silver Medal membership card. Do you have a number in mind?[/quote]

    I’m actually already up in the membership gallery, but no card yet. I chose No. 11 — I’ve had it for a long, long time. Of all of the Uni Watch-related issues in the past few days, the card took up the most time. That’s a big decision — I didn’t want to screw it up.

    Trevor — yup, my wife and I both went to UNI. I couldn’t help the purple, though. It’s everywhere. And all of my neighbors have the same house. To be fair, we’ve never seen one that looks EXACTLY like ours on the outside. But on the inside … whoa — if I wandered into the wrong house, it’d take a while to figure it out.

    kenny — that was going to be my next choice.

    thanks for the congrats, folks! Aim more toward Vince, though — he’s the trailblazer. I have much work to do to catch up to him.

  • joe | November 6, 2007 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment="166389"]Why is the Reebok logo a completely different shade of blue.

    http://us.i1.yimg.co...

    $$$$$$

  • Stuby | November 6, 2007 at 11:46 am |

    It might be the lighting, but Dodger Blue is looking much darker than it used to. Anyone know if they have tweaked the shade of blue like the Colts did a few years ago?

  • Chance | November 6, 2007 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment="166534"][quote comment="166389"]Why is the Reebok logo a completely different shade of blue.

    http://us.i1.yimg.co...

    $$$$$$[/quote]

    Reluctant as I am to defend Reebok, I think it might be because the logo is embroidered, and therefore can reflect light when viewed at a certain angle.

    Check out the back of Staal’s sweater – it appears much darker there.

  • KT | November 6, 2007 at 11:51 am |

    New helmet blog entry (sorry for that. What’s WordPress, anyway?)

    http://kenn.com/blog...

  • mj | November 6, 2007 at 11:53 am |

    There has been talk of making LSU wear Purple in this weekend’s game against Louisiana Tech, but nothing concrete as of this morning.

    the last few years we have worn purple in our non conference games that arent season openers

  • Chance | November 6, 2007 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment="166538"]It might be the lighting, but Dodger Blue is looking much darker than it used to. Anyone know if they have tweaked the shade of blue like the Colts did a few years ago?[/quote]

    Not according to the best source I know.

    Dodger Blue has long been a pretty dark shade of royal blue.

  • Alan #44 | November 6, 2007 at 12:01 pm |

    Another tragic wrestling death…Vince McMahon must be held accountable

    http://sportsillustr...

  • todd krevanchi | November 6, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    who the hell sang the national anthem last night in pittsburgh? did you guys happen to hear that?

    and another thing. why is PTI so important to espn? i mean, i love the show, but isnt it enough that it has its own 1/2 hour time slot at 530 pm, then, for another 5 minutes it shows up again during the 6 pm SC, and then we have to see it again during halftime of the monday night game?

    its like espn cant get enough PTI… just like it seems that espn cant get enough mike tirico.

  • odessasteps magazine | November 6, 2007 at 12:14 pm |

    PTI is in the middle of the 6 PM SportsCenter as a way to try and have SC keep PTI’s audience. That’s one of the reasons the Big Finish has gone from being at 6:05 to close to 6:30 these days.

    Somedays, they run it so late that the extra half-hour I have my DVR set for misses it.

  • emd2k3 | November 6, 2007 at 12:15 pm |

    Most egregious logo creep I have ever seen?

    During the Wisconsin/Ohio State game on Saturday, the middle section of the South Stands in the Horseshoe hold up colored cards to make shapes and symbols throughout the game. Most normally, they make the Ohio State block O. But for Saturday’s game, they made a giant blue window … the Nationwide logo! (of course Nationwide Insurance sponsored the free rally towel giveaway), but in the words of George Oscar Bluth: “C’mon!!!”

    Sorry, I haven’t found any photos and didn’t have my cell phone on me at the game.

  • todd krevanchi | November 6, 2007 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment="166550"]Another tragic wrestling death…Vince McMahon must be held accountable

    http://sportsillustr...

    im sure that crazy woman nancy grace will be calling for his head again… she keeps bringing up that list of “wrestlers who passed away before their time” as though its a comprehensive listing of wrestlers who died due to drugs. indeed its a group that is too large but she includes people like benoit’s wife and son, and miss elizabeth as “wrestlers”, and includes owen harts freak accident in there as well. if she wants to continue to bash mcmahon because of deaths due to drugs, then great, but at least amend the list then.

  • sebastian | November 6, 2007 at 12:18 pm |

    I don’t know if this has been touched, but during the Nevada-NM State game last week, I kept noticing a cross sticker on the back of NMSU helmets– am I the only one with a giant question mark above my head?

  • Ryan | November 6, 2007 at 12:18 pm |

    Paul,
    Next time you talk to Joe Skiba, would you mind asking if the Giants are going to wear their 80’s throwbacks this year (or at all)? Personally, I’d love to see them. Thanks.

  • klay | November 6, 2007 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment="166510"]Those Pittsburgh unis last night were great (coming from a Browns fan) except for the pants! Why white when there is NO white on the jersey? Should have been a matching gold with black stripes down the legs.

    Nah, without the white there would have been just too much yellow/gold/mustard. The Steelers had it just right.

    I don’t know. There just something about those unis that doesn’t look quite right. I think the yellow is too yellow. Just my opinion.

    What doesn’t look right is white shoes. They’re completely out of place, and kill the whole look.[/quote]

    i agree. ike taylor had black shoes on last night and covered the white of his socks and it looked sweet. sorry, no pics for you.

  • Ryan | November 6, 2007 at 12:27 pm |

    Love the fact that my school (UW-Stout) is represented in the giant collection of helmets at Max’s, especially the trident logo which I’ve always liked :D

  • KT | November 6, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment="166550"]Another tragic wrestling death…Vince McMahon must be held accountable

    http://sportsillustr...

    And…Phil Mushnick’s column for tomorrow writes itself once again.

  • Stuby | November 6, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment="166564"]I don’t know if this has been touched, but during the Nevada-NM State game last week, I kept noticing a cross sticker on the back of NMSU helmets– am I the only one with a giant question mark above my head?[/quote]
    You see, when combined with the circle above it, it represents the player’s blood type. In this case O+…

    Really, I have no idea.

  • Jay | November 6, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    PTI is ESPN’s highest rated show. As stated above, that’s why ESPN has moved the Big Finish into Sportscenter, to hold that audience.

    I thought I was the only one that TIVOed this, but I drecord the ESPN news show @ 6:30 EST, has it all in the half-hour (except when there’s a press conference or something).

  • j10 | November 6, 2007 at 12:30 pm |

    http://sports.espn.g...

    is it me, or is Dennis Dixon not wearing a mouthpiece? I’ve looked at other pictures, and it seems that he’s wearing a clear mouthpiece, which I believe it illegal? Being a HS coach, this bothers me because you’ll start seeing hs kids not wearing mouthpieces too..

  • Kek | November 6, 2007 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment="166419"]I wish MNF would have shown the entire halftime ceremony in Pittsburgh. Instead, we got the PTI guys having to scream at each other to drown out the stadium PA announcer.

    Later on, I saw at least one All-Time Steeler with his jersey tucked into his chinos, pretty much all the way up to the numbers. Couldn’t tell who it was, but it looked pretty dorky.[/quote]
    This is the only guy I saw tucked.

    Has anyone ever seen a photo of Mel Blount without a cowboy hat on? (We get it dude, you own a ranch!)

  • David L | November 6, 2007 at 12:39 pm |

    Regarding the Adidas calf compressions sleeves on the UCLA player:
    I really doubt they’re cut off from the compression shorts.
    For one, they wouldn’t fit the calf (the shorts only go to the knee), and second, the silver striping on the sleeve runs along the edge of the calf sleeve like it was designed for it.

    Seeing as UCLA is an Adidas school, I’m guessing the sleeves are an exclusive product not yet available to the public.

  • Alan #44 | November 6, 2007 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment="166571"][quote comment="166550"]Another tragic wrestling death…Vince McMahon must be held accountable

    http://sportsillustr...

    And…Phil Mushnick’s column for tomorrow writes itself once again.[/quote]
    I was just joking! She was 84 years old!

  • Dave | November 6, 2007 at 12:45 pm |

    What’s the deal with the gold “C” on UCLA’s uniforms?

  • werthj | November 6, 2007 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment="166582"]What’s the deal with the gold “C” on UCLA’s uniforms?[/quote]
    Commemerating 100 NCAA championships for UCLA athletics

  • Stuby | November 6, 2007 at 12:47 pm |

    I was searching for some pictures of the Steelers halftime ceremony and came across this story about Penguin throwbacks to be worn Jan. 1st for their outdoor game in Buffalo…

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    According to the story, the jerseys should look like this.

  • Stuby | November 6, 2007 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment="166584"]I was searching for some pictures of the Steelers halftime ceremony and came across this story about Penguin throwbacks to be worn Jan. 1st for their outdoor game in Buffalo…

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    According to the story, the jerseys should look like this.[/quote]
    Oops. I should have credited the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on that one.

  • Ed R. | November 6, 2007 at 12:54 pm |

    [quote comment="166585"][quote comment="166584"]I was searching for some pictures of the Steelers halftime ceremony and came across this story about Penguin throwbacks to be worn Jan. 1st for their outdoor game in Buffalo…

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    According to the story, the jerseys should look like this.[/quote]
    Oops. I should have credited the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on that one.[/quote]

    Actually, I believe Buffalo is wearing white and the Penguins will be wearing these

  • Marty Met | November 6, 2007 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment="166393"][quote comment="166389"]Why is the Reebok logo a completely different shade of blue.

    http://us.i1.yimg.co...

    The logo on the left looks like it’s the same shade. Maybe it’s some kind of weird reflection or it’s just for the one player.[/quote]

    The Rangers have never been able to decide what shade of blue or what crest they want to use. So it’s probably tough for RBK to figure it out.

    3 different blues, 3 different crests (shoulder of Lady Liberty, Lady Liberty and the traditional Rangers crest) Oy vey

  • Skycat | November 6, 2007 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment="166544"][quote comment="166538"]It might be the lighting, but Dodger Blue is looking much darker than it used to. Anyone know if they have tweaked the shade of blue like the Colts did a few years ago?[/quote]

    Not according to the best source I know.

    Dodger Blue has long been a pretty dark shade of royal blue.[/quote]
    Is there really any distinction between Dodger Blue, Cub Blue and Mets Blue (to name just a few of the blues I’ve looked at)? They all seem to be essentially Royal Blue to me.

    Anecdotally, I heard one of the oldtime Cubs say he would sometimes get stirrups from some of the Dodgers because they were the same color as those of the Cubs.

  • Minna H. | November 6, 2007 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment="166523"][quote comment="166517"]Ok, I wave the white flag and admit defeat–the Steelers throwbacks have definitely grown on me. I did not like them when I first saw them (I still think the black looks more like brown), but now I am a true believer. If anyone has a pic of my boy, Troy, wearing it, I would much appreciate a posting.

    To tide me over:YUMMY! (though you can’t see much of his uniform).

    Oh, and a pic of Troy with Eddie Guns would be great. Thanks.[/quote]
    Eddie had his guns covered up for last night’s game.[/quote]

    Stuby, my man, that matters not. I can still imagine the guns UNDER the shirt!

    At times like this, I almost wish I had cable.

    P.S. Loved your blood type joke. Hope you’ll be here all week!

  • Wally1912 | November 6, 2007 at 1:24 pm |

    On their road white jerseys, the Bruins have gone to single outlined letters for names and captaincy designations.
    Prior to the road game at Ottawa on November 3, the names and chest letters were double outlined just like the numbers.

  • ross | November 6, 2007 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment="166594"][quote comment="166585"][quote comment="166584"]I was searching for some pictures of the Steelers halftime ceremony and came across this story about Penguin throwbacks to be worn Jan. 1st for their outdoor game in Buffalo…

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    According to the story, the jerseys should look like this.[/quote]
    Oops. I should have credited the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on that one.[/quote]

    Actually, I believe Buffalo is wearing white and the Penguins will be wearing these[/quote]

    Will it be an edge jersey? I thought they weren’t doing throwbacks or third jerseys until next year to grab more money.

  • tommy | November 6, 2007 at 1:33 pm |

    Re: the Rangers nameplates- my question is, why wasn’t it sewn on? Usually the nameplates get the edges all sewn on and that one looks like it had just been pressed on, otherwise it shouldn’t have come off like that.

  • Bob Nolte | November 6, 2007 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment="166436"]Prior to this season the Rangers’ game jerseys were produced by Cosby’s Sporting Goods outside of MSG. There were many times the Rangers would make a big mid-season trade and the pregame show would provide video of the new player’s name being sewn on the jersey inside the store. I was at the Rangers-Mapleleafs game 2 weeks ago and was told by someone who works at Cosbys that they are no longer responsible for the jerseys and that all jerseys are shipped directly from Reebok to the teams now.[/quote]

    This is probably the reason for the nameplates, easier for Reebok to keep track of and ship directly to the teams. I assume the equipment guys are responsible for attaching the nameplates.

  • Shane | November 6, 2007 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment="166484"][quote comment="166483"][quote comment="166465"]Chris Drouin notes that the Oakland Christian High soccer team in Michigan has “Christian” on their shirttails.

    As a former soccer referee this has me puzzled… I thought that shirttails were required to be tucked in…[/quote]

    shirts are required to be tucked in at the start, but if they come untucked during gameplay for whatever reason, its fine. youll find most players will untuck them very soon after the whistle[/quote]

    I’ve been playing all my life, and hate playing with my shirt untucked. I think it looks awful, but also if someone pulls on the jersey, how is the ref supposed to know? If I’ve had it untucked the whole time, he won’t notice the difference if someone where to hold me back using my jersey.[/quote]

    I’m an un-tucker, though not as blatant as that. The back just usually come undone after a slide tackle or two and I’m in no hurry to repair it.

    The thing that gets me is that clearly those kits are designed with the intention of being un-tucked which is against the spirit of the game.

    On the topic, anyone else sick of Messi never tucking his shirt in?

    Also, Wayne Rooney is wearing a compression shirt under his short sleeved top. Subtle on telecasts but compared to Ronaldo’s (or any other United players) long-sleeved kit it’s pretty obvious. I feel it’s rather tacky.

  • brandonray | November 6, 2007 at 1:54 pm |

    don’t know if this has has been covered but I was watching the Notre Dame/Air Force game from 1983 game on Classic yesterday afternoon and the Air Force halfback Mike Brown’s name was on the back of his jersey as BROWN M. I don’t remember this being covered in the “names on the back segment” did I just miss it? Any one else see this yesterday. Sorry I didn’t get a pic no Tivo if it airs again there are tons of shots of it he had a hell of a game.

  • jere | November 6, 2007 at 1:57 pm |

    I thought when we saw Joe Torre in a Dodgers hat, he’d look younger, more care-free, with a spring in his step, knowing the pressures of playing for The Boss were just a memory.

    Instead he looks like a wax-figure of himself.

  • Cathy | November 6, 2007 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment="166499"][quote comment="166385"]It’s good to see a fellow living in Omaha get Vince’s old gig. Instead of ultra-detailed Cavs, Indians and Browns coverage, we can now look forward to some tidbits on the Mavericks, Blue Jays and Bunnies.

    In sum, congrats, Bryan. However, we must all join together to beg for no new photos of Bryan, or anyone else for that matter, in biker’s shorts.[/quote]

    Thanks for the welcome … sort of. But why the hate against the shorts? I have nice legs! Hey, you’re not that guy who flips me off every day on my commute are you?

    And remember, I may wear tight shorts, but at least I don’t look like this

    Oh — and there will be no Bunnies news. Ever.[/quote]

    Congrats on your new job…and as a girl, I can definitely say that chicks dig biker shorts…nice legs.

  • SSS57 | November 6, 2007 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment="166461"]Is it true Georgia will be wearing black jerseys against Auburn? Anyone here this?[/quote]

    Found this on facebook…
    “Noise-out/BLACKOUT. The players(Seniors) and Richt have just asked for a BLACKOUT. Normally im not in favor of it but if the players really want it then lets do it. Get the word out on campus and support the Seniors on the team. We havent beat Auburn and Florida in the same year since 1982, that needs to end this year. If we win out, we will go to the dome(UT will lose 1 more). Sanford holds 92K+ but it hardly ever sounds like it. This saturday against Auburn it needs to sound like it and it starts with us, the student section. Everyone needs to get there EARLY and BE LOUD! Bring the noise for the ENTIRE game! Go Dawgs and wear BLACK!! It is being rumored that the team will run out in black jerseys out of the tunnel!”

  • Ian K | November 6, 2007 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment="166599"][quote comment="166544"][quote comment="166538"]It might be the lighting, but Dodger Blue is looking much darker than it used to. Anyone know if they have tweaked the shade of blue like the Colts did a few years ago?[/quote]

    Not according to the best source I know.

    Dodger Blue has long been a pretty dark shade of royal blue.[/quote]
    Is there really any distinction between Dodger Blue, Cub Blue and Mets Blue (to name just a few of the blues I’ve looked at)?

    They all seem to be essentially Royal Blue to me.

    Anecdotally, I heard one of the oldtime Cubs say he would sometimes get stirrups from some of the Dodgers because they were the same color as those of the Cubs.[/quote]

    I don’t know how reliable that MLB uniform site is for official colors, but I did a little research. The blue for the Cubs and the Dodgers have the same RGB numbers (2,51,120). The Mets and the Rangers have the same as well, but only negligibly different (4,53,120). This is only cursory research though..

  • Ed R. | November 6, 2007 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment="166606"][quote comment="166594"][quote comment="166585"][quote comment="166584"]I was searching for some pictures of the Steelers halftime ceremony and came across this story about Penguin throwbacks to be worn Jan. 1st for their outdoor game in Buffalo…

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    According to the story, the jerseys should look like this.[/quote]
    Oops. I should have credited the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on that one.[/quote]

    Actually, I believe Buffalo is wearing white and the Penguins will be wearing these[/quote]

    Will it be an edge jersey? I thought they weren’t doing throwbacks or third jerseys until next year to grab more money.[/quote]

    Based on the replicas on sale at NHL.com, no.

  • todd krevanchi | November 6, 2007 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment="166627"][quote comment="166461"]Is it true Georgia will be wearing black jerseys against Auburn? Anyone here this?[/quote]

    Found this on facebook…
    “Noise-out/BLACKOUT. The players(Seniors) and Richt have just asked for a BLACKOUT. Normally im not in favor of it but if the players really want it then lets do it. Get the word out on campus and support the Seniors on the team. We havent beat Auburn and Florida in the same year since 1982, that needs to end this year. If we win out, we will go to the dome(UT will lose 1 more). Sanford holds 92K+ but it hardly ever sounds like it. This saturday against Auburn it needs to sound like it and it starts with us, the student section. Everyone needs to get there EARLY and BE LOUD! Bring the noise for the ENTIRE game! Go Dawgs and wear BLACK!! It is being rumored that the team will run out in black jerseys out of the tunnel!”[/quote]

    someone posted months ago some pics of georgia in its red pants and its black pants. the georgia uniform is one in which the alternate pant colors look just as sharp as the standard gray.

  • Teebz | November 6, 2007 at 2:23 pm |

    Some hockey-related tidbits:

    1) According to a friend who has been selling the new Edge jerseys, customizing them has become a big problem when it comes to names sewn directly onto the jerseys. The material is stretchy. This causes a multitude of problems for applying letters directly to the jerseys in terms of placement and spacing. Also, with the stretchy material, the letters don’t allow for the jersey to stretch when they are sewn on. The letters fall off because the material of the jerseys stretch, but the threads holding on the letters do not. This is the case with the captain’s C and alternates’ As falling off on some jerseys – they’ve been stretched, and the threads holding it down have broken or glue has separated from the jersey if they are heat-applied.

    This is a major reason for the nameplates being applied in a crappy manner on some NHL jerseys, especially when the player is shuffled between the AHL and NHL. They don’t stretch the same way.

    2) Glad to see the Bruins switching to a more-legible font idea.

    3) The embroidered Rbk logos have been a problem since before Rbk took over CCM. If you notice on this Blackhawks’ jersey, the KOHO logo is a darker red colour than the Blackhawks’ red colour. This is due to the colour of thread not being as precise as the dye colours used in the PMS system due to absorption rate of the dye and drying in the fabrication of the thread.

    After manufacture, the thread is dyed. Dye is mixed in large vats; several hundred colors can be produced, and dye mixing is controlled by computer. Large cones or bobbins of manufactured thread are lowered into pressurized vessels, and the dye (and other additives) are released into the vessels by computer. After it is removed from the dyeing vessel, the thread is dried for 24 hours.

    In general, it is close to the PMS colour picked, but can be occasionally slightly lighter or darker depending on where in the spool of thread the actual threads come from. According to CCM, they strived to have the closest possible match, but occasionally had jerseys that had logos that were mismatched badly.

    From my days in working with NHL jerseys, I can tell you that the Bruins’ alternates (Pooh bear jersey) had real yellow problems in some cases.

    I hope that helps the discussion.

  • Kerry P | November 6, 2007 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment="166453"]There has been talk of making LSU wear Purple in this weekend’s game against Louisiana Tech, but nothing concrete as of this morning.[/quote]
    Why would LSU be wearing white against Louisiana Tech? They wear purple jerseys against non-conference opponents so long as the game isn’t the season opener.

  • Broker75 | November 6, 2007 at 2:31 pm |

    A few times Paul posts pictures of programs from the early years found at collectors, any collectors out there own this one? I’d love to look through it.

  • Robert | November 6, 2007 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment="166499"][quote comment="166385"]It’s good to see a fellow living in Omaha get Vince’s old gig. Instead of ultra-detailed Cavs, Indians and Browns coverage, we can now look forward to some tidbits on the Mavericks, Blue Jays and Bunnies.

    In sum, congrats, Bryan. However, we must all join together to beg for no new photos of Bryan, or anyone else for that matter, in biker’s shorts.[/quote]

    Thanks for the welcome … sort of. But why the hate against the shorts? I have nice legs! Hey, you’re not that guy who flips me off every day on my commute are you?

    Oh — and there will be no Bunnies news. Ever.[/quote]

    No Bunnies? But check out their great, uh, logo.

    http://www.omahaplay...

  • Jay | November 6, 2007 at 2:40 pm |

    [quote comment="166574"]http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/amjump?page=amjump/071105

    is it me, or is Dennis Dixon not wearing a mouthpiece? I’ve looked at other pictures, and it seems that he’s wearing a clear mouthpiece, which I believe it illegal? Being a HS coach, this bothers me because you’ll start seeing hs kids not wearing mouthpieces too..[/quote]

    I think he’s “filed” down a black mouthpiece. It’s not good, but allows for better breathing.

  • College Kid | November 6, 2007 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment="166572"][quote comment="166564"]I don’t know if this has been touched, but during the Nevada-NM State game last week, I kept noticing a cross sticker on the back of NMSU helmets– am I the only one with a giant question mark above my head?[/quote]
    You see, when combined with the circle above it, it represents the player’s blood type. In this case O+…

    Really, I have no idea.[/quote]

    Not sure about the cross, but the circle above the cross is where one of the air valves is located to pump air into the helmet padding–air can be pumped into the Revolution, DNA, and Air Advantage, all common collegiate level helmets.

  • Stuby | November 6, 2007 at 2:53 pm |

    [quote comment="166652"][quote comment="166572"][quote comment="166564"]I don’t know if this has been touched, but during the Nevada-NM State game last week, I kept noticing a cross sticker on the back of NMSU helmets– am I the only one with a giant question mark above my head?[/quote]
    You see, when combined with the circle above it, it represents the player’s blood type. In this case O+…

    Really, I have no idea.[/quote]

    Not sure about the cross, but the circle above the cross is where one of the air valves is located to pump air into the helmet padding–air can be pumped into the Revolution, DNA, and Air Advantage, all common collegiate level helmets.[/quote]
    Dude, I was kidding.

  • Ronnie Poore | November 6, 2007 at 2:54 pm |

    [quote comment="166383"]Those Pittsburgh unis last night were great (coming from a Browns fan) except for the pants! Why white when there is NO white on the jersey? Should have been a matching gold with black stripes down the legs.[/quote]
    you mean like this:
    http://s5.photobucke...

  • DCM | November 6, 2007 at 2:56 pm |

    UGA in black? I haven’t heard a peep from any reliable sources about it. It’s been years since they wore red or black pants…way before Coach Richt came along. But you never you with Nike. If they do, I’ll be one old geezer turning over in my grave.

    Right now the players just want the fans to wear black. Some Brittney Spears thing. http://georgiasports...
    Steelers throwbacks…I liked the white pants, and yes, black shoes and grey masks would’ve been nicer.

    Hey! Many helmet logos these days are applied off-center to account for facemasks and chinstraps. Bad idea! See big Ben… http://www.pittsburg...

  • Elena E | November 6, 2007 at 3:07 pm |

    I don’t have the t-shirt/jersey cake pan, but I do have the cookie cutter. A certain lucky person may get the first cookies made from it in the upcoming holidays.

  • Slick Rick | November 6, 2007 at 3:12 pm |

    Vince, congrats on the new gig. Too bad it’s in the “Mistake on the Lake”.

  • Rick | November 6, 2007 at 3:13 pm |

    [quote comment="166657"][quote comment="166383"]Those Pittsburgh unis last night were great (coming from a Browns fan) except for the pants! Why white when there is NO white on the jersey? Should have been a matching gold with black stripes down the legs.[/quote]
    you mean like this:
    http://s5.photobucke...

    Yeah! That’s it! That’s why I didn’t like them. It was, indeed the white pants! If they had matched the yellow in the helmet and numbers to the pants the unis would have been 100%.

  • Randy Williams | November 6, 2007 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment="166665"]Vince, congrats on the new gig. Too bad it’s in the “Mistake on the Lake”.[/quote]
    “Mistake BY the Lake”
    If your gonna take a shot at the Brownies at least get it right.

  • Evan | November 6, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    [quote comment="166627"][quote comment="166461"]Is it true Georgia will be wearing black jerseys against Auburn? Anyone here this?[/quote]

    Found this on facebook…
    “Noise-out/BLACKOUT. The players(Seniors) and Richt have just asked for a BLACKOUT. Normally im not in favor of it but if the players really want it then lets do it. Get the word out on campus and support the Seniors on the team. We havent beat Auburn and Florida in the same year since 1982, that needs to end this year. If we win out, we will go to the dome(UT will lose 1 more). Sanford holds 92K+ but it hardly ever sounds like it. This saturday against Auburn it needs to sound like it and it starts with us, the student section. Everyone needs to get there EARLY and BE LOUD! Bring the noise for the ENTIRE game! Go Dawgs and wear BLACK!! It is being rumored that the team will run out in black jerseys out of the tunnel!”[/quote]
    WAR EAGLE!
    Auburn beats Ga, Tenn loses and UF goes to ATL!

  • Broker75 | November 6, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    [quote comment="166669"][quote comment="166665"]Vince, congrats on the new gig. Too bad it’s in the “Mistake on the Lake”.[/quote]
    “Mistake BY the Lake”
    If your gonna take a shot at the Brownies at least get it right.[/quote]
    Browns are solid this year. If any team needs a shot at is the Eagles.

  • kevodrums | November 6, 2007 at 3:26 pm |

    I thought Penn State’s helmets looked different that other team’s.

    imagearchive.psu.edu/displayimage.php?pos=-9530

    Penn State football players will be wearing new, state-of-the-art helmets this fall. The Schutt DNA helmet is “the next step in the evolution of the helmet,” according to Kirk Diehl, Penn State facilties coordinator. The helmets feature Skydex foam, which the U.S. Army uses in paratrooper helmets. “The foam in a helmet is what protects people,” Diehl said. “The Skydex foam is non-memory retensive, so the thinking is that after repeated blows it won’t break down like in other helmets.”

  • Randy Williams | November 6, 2007 at 3:27 pm |

    [quote comment="166672"][quote comment="166669"][quote comment="166665"]Vince, congrats on the new gig. Too bad it’s in the “Mistake on the Lake”.[/quote]
    “Mistake BY the Lake”
    If your gonna take a shot at the Brownies at least get it right.[/quote]
    Browns are solid this year. If any team needs a shot at is the Eagles.[/quote]
    As a Browns fan it pleases me greatly to hear someone other than myself say “Browns are solid this year”…now if they would just wear those blasted striped socks.

  • dm00n | November 6, 2007 at 3:30 pm |

    On the Rangers nameplate, is that adhesive residue or cloth backing like you sometimes see when something is sewed on?

  • Matthew S. | November 6, 2007 at 3:38 pm |

    [quote comment="166676"][quote comment="166672"][quote comment="166669"][quote comment="166665"]Vince, congrats on the new gig. Too bad it’s in the “Mistake on the Lake”.[/quote]
    “Mistake BY the Lake”
    If your gonna take a shot at the Brownies at least get it right.[/quote]
    Browns are solid this year. If any team needs a shot at is the Eagles.[/quote]
    As a Browns fan it pleases me greatly to hear someone other than myself say “Browns are solid this year”…now if they would just wear those blasted striped socks.[/quote]

    I had thought that “Mistake by the Lake” was a reference to old Munincipal Stadium: http://www.ballparks...

  • Ben | November 6, 2007 at 3:39 pm |

    Also, Wayne Rooney is wearing a compression shirt under his short sleeved top. Subtle on telecasts but compared to Ronaldo’s (or any other United players) long-sleeved kit it’s pretty obvious. I feel it’s rather tacky.

    Glad someone else noticed this, it drives me crazy. I mentioned it to my wife and she said “but you wear a shirt like that under your jersey.” I replied “sure, but I play for the Bella Vista Football Club, not Manchester United. It’s not like I can get a long-sleeve jersey for my club team.” I also really prefer long-sleeve jerseys in soccer over short, so that’s probably why the Rooney look infuriates me.

  • Rick | November 6, 2007 at 3:48 pm |

    [quote comment="166671"][quote comment="166627"][quote comment="166461"]Is it true Georgia will be wearing black jerseys against Auburn? Anyone here this?[/quote]

    Found this on facebook…
    “Noise-out/BLACKOUT. The players(Seniors) and Richt have just asked for a BLACKOUT. Normally im not in favor of it but if the players really want it then lets do it. Get the word out on campus and support the Seniors on the team. We havent beat Auburn and Florida in the same year since 1982, that needs to end this year. If we win out, we will go to the dome(UT will lose 1 more). Sanford holds 92K+ but it hardly ever sounds like it. This saturday against Auburn it needs to sound like it and it starts with us, the student section. Everyone needs to get there EARLY and BE LOUD! Bring the noise for the ENTIRE game! Go Dawgs and wear BLACK!! It is being rumored that the team will run out in black jerseys out of the tunnel!”[/quote]
    WAR EAGLE!
    Auburn beats Ga, Tenn loses and UF goes to ATL![/quote]

    Auburn beats Ga, Tenn loses, Steve Superior beats his old team and … UK gets the inside track.

  • LI Phil | November 6, 2007 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment="166683"]Too bad it’s in the “Mistake on the Lake”

    “Mistake BY the Lake”
    If your gonna take a shot at the Brownies…/quote]

    in college, one of my frat bros hailed from shaker heights and he referred to cleveland as ‘mistake ON the lake’ but i spose it’s just sematnics (i have a house ‘on the lake’ vs. i have a house ‘by the lake’ etc…) whatever

    never was a elway fan, but it sure was fun havin’ 50 guys raggin his ass during both ‘the drive’ and ‘the fumble’

  • Johnny O | November 6, 2007 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment="166517"]Ok, I wave the white flag and admit defeat–the Steelers throwbacks have definitely grown on me. I did not like them when I first saw them (I still think the black looks more like brown), but now I am a true believer. If anyone has a pic of my boy, Troy, wearing it, I would much appreciate a posting.

    To tide me over:YUMMY! (though you can’t see much of his uniform).

    Oh, and a pic of Troy with Eddie Guns would be great. Thanks.[/quote]
    Minna H….this one is for you

    Your boy

  • Broker75 | November 6, 2007 at 4:26 pm |

    Top 10 worst free agent signings in MLB history [according to sportsnet.ca]

  • Jeag | November 6, 2007 at 4:33 pm |

    watching texas tech/texas 2002 on espn classic. what brand are the tech uniforms? the logo is a stick figure guy with big hands and feet. sort of reminds me of the cingular logo.

  • Kevin | November 6, 2007 at 4:52 pm |

    [quote comment="166706"]watching texas tech/texas 2002 on espn classic. what brand are the tech uniforms? the logo is a stick figure guy with big hands and feet. sort of reminds me of the cingular logo.[/quote]

    under armor?

  • nick in napa | November 6, 2007 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment="166672"][quote comment="166669"][quote comment="166665"]Vince, congrats on the new gig. Too bad it’s in the “Mistake on the Lake”.[/quote]
    “Mistake BY the Lake”
    If your gonna take a shot at the Brownies at least get it right.[/quote]
    Browns are solid this year. If any team needs a shot at is the Eagles.[/quote]

    no, the raiders need to be shot and the world will be a happier place.

    i think i’ve created the world’s first sports logos social network over on sportslocker.ning.com
    cheap plug i know, but i think ning is a cool site and i think the idea can really take off.

  • Matthew S. | November 6, 2007 at 4:56 pm |

    [quote comment="166713"][quote comment="166706"]watching texas tech/texas 2002 on espn classic. what brand are the tech uniforms? the logo is a stick figure guy with big hands and feet. sort of reminds me of the cingular logo.[/quote]

    under armor?[/quote]

    Actually I think he’s talking about the logo here: http://cache.viewima...

    That was an apparel company in Oklahoma (I think) that might now be out of business. I think this was mentioned about a year or so ago in this blog.

  • patrick | November 6, 2007 at 5:09 pm |

    [quote comment="166684"]Also, Wayne Rooney is wearing a compression shirt under his short sleeved top. Subtle on telecasts but compared to Ronaldo’s (or any other United players) long-sleeved kit it’s pretty obvious. I feel it’s rather tacky.

    Glad someone else noticed this, it drives me crazy. I mentioned it to my wife and she said “but you wear a shirt like that under your jersey.” I replied “sure, but I play for the Bella Vista Football Club, not Manchester United. It’s not like I can get a long-sleeve jersey for my club team.” I also really prefer long-sleeve jerseys in soccer over short, so that’s probably why the Rooney look infuriates me.[/quote]

    This isnt just rooney, and its not just manchester united. A lto of people, just dont like a long sleeved jersey, me being one of them, On Long Island, HS age kids start their club season late, so as not to have a complete overlap with HS sports. Becasue of this, we had a long sleeved kit and a short sleeved. I dont think i even wore the long sleeve… its jsut the feel, all the loose amterial on the sleeves is annoying. Along the same lines, there are people who will wear a long sleeved, but pull the sleeves up to the elbows.

  • joe | November 6, 2007 at 5:11 pm |

    [quote comment="166564"]I don’t know if this has been touched, but during the Nevada-NM State game last week, I kept noticing a cross sticker on the back of NMSU helmets– am I the only one with a giant question mark above my head?[/quote]
    they are located, if im not mistaken in Las Cruxes, NM.

  • John B | November 6, 2007 at 5:30 pm |

    [quote comment="166638"][quote comment="166606"][quote comment="166594"][quote comment="166585"][quote comment="166584"]I was searching for some pictures of the Steelers halftime ceremony and came across this story about Penguin throwbacks to be worn Jan. 1st for their outdoor game in Buffalo…

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    According to the story, the jerseys should look like this.[/quote]
    Oops. I should have credited the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on that one.[/quote]

    Actually, I believe Buffalo is wearing white and the Penguins will be wearing these[/quote]

    Will it be an edge jersey? I thought they weren’t doing throwbacks or third jerseys until next year to grab more money.[/quote]

    Based on the replicas on sale at NHL.com, no.[/quote]

    they don’t look too edge-like to me, they even have the old collar. with the pens using the old material, i sure hope that RBKrap doesn’t push the edge thing too hard.

    BUT! did you notice the error between the reports and the jerseys on sale???

    the jersey they are showing was used from 1968-1972. the penguins inaugural season was 1967-68, where they used http://www.distantre... these jerseys at home. both TSN and the Pittsburgh Post Gazette say “inaugural”. what’s with the discrepancy? didn’t anybody check their facts?!

  • Minna H. | November 6, 2007 at 6:12 pm |

    [quote comment="166697"][quote comment="166517"]Ok, I wave the white flag and admit defeat–the Steelers throwbacks have definitely grown on me. I did not like them when I first saw them (I still think the black looks more like brown), but now I am a true believer. If anyone has a pic of my boy, Troy, wearing it, I would much appreciate a posting.

    To tide me over:YUMMY! (though you can’t see much of his uniform).

    Oh, and a pic of Troy with Eddie Guns would be great. Thanks.[/quote]
    Minna H….this one is for you

    Your boy[/quote]

    Dagh!!!!!! Johnny O., you are a god! Now, if you just had a pic of my boy and Eddie Guns together, I would be in heaven.

    P.S. Congrats, Bryan, but I am a female who isn’t enamored with bicycle shorts.

  • Stuby | November 6, 2007 at 6:24 pm |

    [quote comment="166728"][quote comment="166697"][quote comment="166517"]Ok, I wave the white flag and admit defeat–the Steelers throwbacks have definitely grown on me. I did not like them when I first saw them (I still think the black looks more like brown), but now I am a true believer. If anyone has a pic of my boy, Troy, wearing it, I would much appreciate a posting.

    To tide me over:YUMMY! (though you can’t see much of his uniform).

    Oh, and a pic of Troy with Eddie Guns would be great. Thanks.[/quote]
    Minna H….this one is for you

    Your boy[/quote]

    Dagh!!!!!! Johnny O., you are a god! Now, if you just had a pic of my boy and Eddie Guns together, I would be in heaven.

    P.S. Congrats, Bryan, but I am a female who isn’t enamored with bicycle shorts.[/quote]
    What if it was Ed Hochuli in bicycle shorts?

  • Neil | November 6, 2007 at 6:27 pm |

    [quote comment="166605"]On their road white jerseys, the Bruins have gone to single outlined letters for names and captaincy designations.
    Prior to the road game at Ottawa on November 3, the names and chest letters were double outlined just like the numbers.[/quote]

    The way it should have been in the first place. Triple-layer just doesn’t work with two light colours (white & gold).

    Now they just have to change the numbers, and that jersey will be just about perfect.

  • RJE33 | November 6, 2007 at 6:29 pm |

    With the Rangers’ nameplates, the fact that we hear the jerseys keep tearing makes it easier on the equipment guys if they just have the plate glued on . . . toss the torn jersey, peel off the nameplate, stick it on a new jersey.

    I miss the CCM and Koho sweaters . . . they were specific to hockey and players and fans knew they were getting quality products. I have a CCM Habs sweater (Roy 33) that I got back in `89 or `90 and has held up great, even after being worn for ball hockey on and off for 17 years.

  • BurghFan | November 6, 2007 at 6:35 pm |

    who the hell sang the national anthem last night in pittsburgh? did you guys happen to hear that?

    Hank Williams, Jr. I heard parts on my way to my seat.

    For the record, the throwbacks worked better at night; the yellow really reflected the sunlight in Week 2.

  • Mike Engle | November 6, 2007 at 6:35 pm |

    Really random question to a particular person:
    How do you pronounce Grzegorek?

  • Matt | November 6, 2007 at 6:54 pm |

    I was wearing my Jerry West jersey today and I noticed the current NBA logo. I was wondering when that NBA Logo began to be used and if Jerry West ever wore himself on his jersey.

    Thanks

  • Garfield | November 6, 2007 at 7:30 pm |

    [quote comment="166574"]http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/amjump?page=amjump/071105

    is it me, or is Dennis Dixon not wearing a mouthpiece? I’ve looked at other pictures, and it seems that he’s wearing a clear mouthpiece, which I believe it illegal? Being a HS coach, this bothers me because you’ll start seeing hs kids not wearing mouthpieces too..[/quote]

    I’ve noticed that all season long, i’m pretty sure he never wears one

  • Stuby | November 6, 2007 at 7:45 pm |

    [quote comment="166739"]I was wearing my Jerry West jersey today and I noticed the current NBA logo. I was wondering when that NBA Logo began to be used and if Jerry West ever wore himself on his jersey.

    Thanks[/quote]
    According to Chris Creamer’s site, the logo has been in existence since 1971-’72 and Jerry West retired in ’74, so it’s possible he wore ‘himself’ for a few years. I don’t know whether the logo was worn on NBA uniforms at that time, though.

    Also cool is that he wore his last name on the front of his jersey in college (West Virginia) and in NBA All-Star games.

  • Matt F. | November 6, 2007 at 8:04 pm |

    Thanks Stuby, I’ll try to to see what the Lakers Jersey looked like then.

  • Matt F. | November 6, 2007 at 8:13 pm |

    According to Mitchell and Ness’ reproductions the ’72 Jerseys didn’t have the NBA logo on them. For what I can tell he certainly never wore the current NBA logo on his Jersey. Because Kareem and Magic can be seeen in Jerseys without the NBA logo. Thanks to this I don’t believe he ever wore it on his shorts either, but I can’t be sure when that picture was taken.

  • Forrest | November 6, 2007 at 8:14 pm |

    …Is anyone else watching the Nuggets-Knicks game and wondering why Carmelo and AI are wearing one yellow arm warmer/sleeve thing?

  • LI Phil | November 6, 2007 at 8:36 pm |

    [quote comment="166752"]…Is anyone else watching the Nuggets-Knicks game and wondering why Carmelo and AI are wearing one yellow arm warmer/sleeve thing?[/quote]

    yes

    and no

    i remember when the knicks used to play defense

  • Chris A. | November 6, 2007 at 8:43 pm |

    Wow, the hawks and nets look alot alike with ATL’s new color scheme. I miss the yellow and the pacman.

  • Matt Lesser | November 6, 2007 at 8:45 pm |

    Montreal/Nashville ECHL affiliate Cincinnati Cyclones will be wearing WHA era Cincinnati Stingers jerseys on Saturday, with a jersey auction afterwards.

    Current:http://www.cyclonesh...
    Stingers:http://www.easycart....

  • Matt Lesser | November 6, 2007 at 8:48 pm |

    Let’s try those links again
    Current: http://www.cyclonesh...
    Stingers: http://www.easycart....

  • Stuby | November 6, 2007 at 8:51 pm |

    W. Michigan is playing C. Michigan on ESPN right now and Western is sporting one of the worst uniforms I have EVER seen. Black pants and jerseys with tan and white shoulder stripes combined with a gold and brown helmet. There is nothing on the helmet that goes with anything else on the uniform. Mixing brown and black? yech.

  • Stan aka the took | November 6, 2007 at 8:55 pm |

    yeahhh…. he seems ok but bring back the girl! she was cute!

  • LI Phil | November 6, 2007 at 8:56 pm |

    [quote comment="166759"]W. Michigan is playing C. Michigan on ESPN right now and Western is sporting one of the worst uniforms I have EVER seen. Black pants and jerseys with tan and white shoulder stripes combined with a gold and brown helmet. There is nothing on the helmet that goes with anything else on the uniform. Mixing brown and black? yech.[/quote]

    western’s shoulder stripes are GODDAWFUL…good call stuby

    and central’s uni’s are new balance :O

  • Stuby | November 6, 2007 at 8:58 pm |

    [quote comment="166761"][quote comment="166759"]W. Michigan is playing C. Michigan on ESPN right now and Western is sporting one of the worst uniforms I have EVER seen. Black pants and jerseys with tan and white shoulder stripes combined with a gold and brown helmet. There is nothing on the helmet that goes with anything else on the uniform. Mixing brown and black? yech.[/quote]

    western’s shoulder stripes are GODDAWFUL…good call stuby

    and central’s uni’s are new balance :O[/quote]
    Looking closer, I think the shoulder stripes might be silver or grey. Even worse.

  • steve | November 6, 2007 at 10:12 pm |

    [quote comment="166568"][quote comment="166510"]Those Pittsburgh unis last night were great (coming from a Browns fan) except for the pants! Why white when there is NO white on the jersey? Should have been a matching gold with black stripes down the legs.

    Nah, without the white there would have been just too much yellow/gold/mustard. The Steelers had it just right.

    I don’t know. There just something about those unis that doesn’t look quite right. I think the yellow is too yellow. Just my opinion.

    What doesn’t look right is white shoes. They’re completely out of place, and kill the whole look.[/quote]

    i agree. ike taylor had black shoes on last night and covered the white of his socks and it looked sweet. sorry, no pics for you.[/quote]

    I agree with Ikes look. heres a pic…
    http://media3.steele...

    Also whats goin on with Anthony Madisons Socks?

  • Minna H. | November 6, 2007 at 10:16 pm |

    [quote comment="166731"][quote comment="166728"][quote comment="166697"][quote comment="166517"]Ok, I wave the white flag and admit defeat–the Steelers throwbacks have definitely grown on me. I did not like them when I first saw them (I still think the black looks more like brown), but now I am a true believer. If anyone has a pic of my boy, Troy, wearing it, I would much appreciate a posting.

    To tide me over:YUMMY! (though you can’t see much of his uniform).

    Oh, and a pic of Troy with Eddie Guns would be great. Thanks.[/quote]
    Minna H….this one is for you

    Your boy[/quote]

    Dagh!!!!!! Johnny O., you are a god! Now, if you just had a pic of my boy and Eddie Guns together, I would be in heaven.

    P.S. Congrats, Bryan, but I am a female who isn’t enamored with bicycle shorts.[/quote]
    What if it was Ed Hochuli in bicycle shorts?[/quote]

    Stuby, I am making up a rule on the spot: Troy and Hocks can wear whatever the hell they want because they make anything (or nothing) look good. And Rafael Nadal.

  • Alan #44 | November 6, 2007 at 10:42 pm |

    Just came home from the Rangers-Icelanders game. Jagr didnt have his sweater tucked in tonight.

  • LI Phil | November 6, 2007 at 10:46 pm |

    [quote]What if it was Ed Hochuli in bicycle shorts?[/quote]

    http://www.t-nation....

  • F.Commisso | November 6, 2007 at 10:56 pm |

    [quote comment="166776"]Just came home from the Rangers-Icelanders game. Jagr didnt have his sweater tucked in tonight.[/quote]
    who the hell are the Icelanders??!

  • F.Commisso | November 6, 2007 at 10:59 pm |

    [quote comment="166778"][quote comment="166776"]Just came home from the Rangers-Icelanders game. Jagr didnt have his sweater tucked in tonight.[/quote]
    who the hell are the Icelanders??![/quote]
    by the way check out this headline: Senators win eighth straight, off to best start in NHL history|that’s some pretty strong words there IYAAHF.

  • al | November 6, 2007 at 11:01 pm |

    [quote comment="166562"][quote comment="166550"]Another tragic wrestling death…Vince McMahon must be held accountable

    http://sportsillustr...

    im sure that crazy woman nancy grace will be calling for his head again… she keeps bringing up that list of “wrestlers who passed away before their time” as though its a comprehensive listing of wrestlers who died due to drugs. indeed its a group that is too large but she includes people like benoit’s wife and son, and miss elizabeth as “wrestlers”, and includes owen harts freak accident in there as well. if she wants to continue to bash mcmahon because of deaths due to drugs, then great, but at least amend the list then.[/quote]

    Wait a minute, Ms. elizabeth is dead??? Wot would George Steel say??? oh the humanity !!!

  • Mike P. | November 7, 2007 at 12:46 am |

    [quote comment="166565"]Paul,
    Next time you talk to Joe Skiba, would you mind asking if the Giants are going to wear their 80’s throwbacks this year (or at all)? Personally, I’d love to see them. Thanks.[/quote]

    YES… YES… YES… Very interested as well… BTW, is there an update on that “revolutionary” idea that Joe Skiba had for when the G-men wear their alts this year…???

  • Patrick | November 7, 2007 at 1:03 am |

    [quote comment="166517"]Ok, I wave the white flag and admit defeat–the Steelers throwbacks have definitely grown on me. I did not like them when I first saw them (I still think the black looks more like brown), but now I am a true believer. If anyone has a pic of my boy, Troy, wearing it, I would much appreciate a posting.

    To tide me over:YUMMY! (though you can’t see much of his uniform).

    Oh, and a pic of Troy with Eddie Guns would be great. Thanks.[/quote]

    Glad I’m not the only one who thought their unis looked kinda brown! I still disliked them though and they should be banished to the closet forever.

  • Josh | November 7, 2007 at 1:25 am |

    Here’s something I just came across…

    On the cover of the DVD Blues Review, which is 06-07 season review for Manchester City Football Club of the Barclays English Premier League, it shows an MCFC player (Micah Richards) wearing a poppy on his jersey. Here’s a link to the movie cover: https://shop.mcfc.co...

  • Minna H. | November 7, 2007 at 6:57 am |

    [quote comment="166777"][quote]What if it was Ed Hochuli in bicycle shorts?[/quote]

    http://www.t-nation....

    LI Phil, thanks for posting one of my fave pix of Hochs, but I gotta say, he looks better in uniform.

    Patrick, you just have to stare at the Steelers’ throwbacks for about an hour, and you will be converted, too. I have to agree that blacks socks are better than white, though.

  • Dane | November 7, 2007 at 7:47 am |

    [quote comment="166735"]Really random question to a particular person:
    How do you pronounce Grzegorek?[/quote]

    I would pronounce it… incorrectly.

  • Jason Axel | November 7, 2007 at 8:36 am |

    [quote comment="166761"][quote comment="166759"]W. Michigan is playing C. Michigan on ESPN right now and Western is sporting one of the worst uniforms I have EVER seen. Black pants and jerseys with tan and white shoulder stripes combined with a gold and brown helmet. There is nothing on the helmet that goes with anything else on the uniform. Mixing brown and black? yech.[/quote]

    western’s shoulder stripes are GODDAWFUL…good call stuby

    and central’s uni’s are new balance :O[/quote]

    Western’s colors used to be gold and brown…. a few years back they added black and it has become a main stay of their color scheme…but they seem to have forgotten to change their helmets to go along with it

    and Central has had the new blanace uniforms since last season…they look great. my only beef is that with antonio brown being a last minute addition to the team this year…his nameplate font is totally different from the rest of the team

  • andy | November 7, 2007 at 8:37 am |

    Looking at the Rangers hemmed jerseys, it looks like they just flipped up the back and sewed them to the inside of the jersey instead of cutting the coat tail off and creating a smooth hem.

    A really good picture is the second pic in the Islanders photo gallery.(look at the back of Marian Hossa #81)

    http://islanders.nhl...

  • todd krevanchi | November 7, 2007 at 8:59 am |

    [quote comment="166734"]who the hell sang the national anthem last night in pittsburgh? did you guys happen to hear that?

    Hank Williams, Jr. I heard parts on my way to my seat.[/quote]

    didnt anyone try him out as the singer? god it was awful! sing it the way it was written, or dont sing it at all.

  • Dave | November 7, 2007 at 9:55 am |

    [quote comment="166778"][quote comment="166776"]Just came home from the Rangers-Icelanders game. Jagr didnt have his sweater tucked in tonight.[/quote]
    who the hell are the Icelanders??![/quote]

    A nickname Steve Sommers of WFAN uses to reference the Islanders

    LETS GO ISLANDERS

  • Mitch | November 7, 2007 at 2:08 pm |

    I’d be hard pressed to believe that the sports bar in Glendale has more football helmets (much less memorabilia) than Chappell’s Sports Bar and Museum in Kansas City.

    http://www.chappells...

    I’m guessing you’ve heard of this place?