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The Juice Is Loose

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As a newspaper man, there’s nothing I like better than a good deal of hype. Over-the-top hype is a personal favorite, though regular hype is fine, too. USC freshman O.J. Mayo has been the subject of completely ridiculous over-the-top hype, which only comes around every few … well, months.

Get a load of the kid’s get-up, though. Other than the standard uniform-and-socks deal, he’s bringing a Nike baselayer, some arm-warmers from a company whose logo I’ve never seen (right arm), some shin/calf thingers, and compression shorts. Geez … last time I played organized basketball (that’d be 8th grade), you were a hot dog if you wore a wristband. He’s wearing everything BUT a wristband. Note, however, the low Swoosh count. It’s entirely a product of this particular moment in time, but it’s a happy little bonus in an over-the-top-hype world. — Bryan

 

138 comments to The Juice Is Loose

  • Johnrocks_32 | November 11, 2007 at 7:11 am |

    Wow Nothing on Georgia’s Black Jerseys

  • walt | November 11, 2007 at 8:18 am |

    Georgia fans are acting as if switching to alternate black jerseys has never been done in the history of sports. The move is about as original as their “G” logo. Oh, and I’m sure all of those southern boys just loved painting on the black face.

  • My Name is Not Earl | November 11, 2007 at 8:34 am |

    Two observations regarding that Mayo photo:

    (1) The shot and game clocks don’t appear to be working, and

    (2) SC lost to MERCER! With all the craziness in college football this year, I suppose that USC, Kentucky, Ohio State, and Michigan State’s basketball teams felt like they had to keep pace

  • BigMatt | November 11, 2007 at 8:46 am |

    The arm sleeves Mayo is wearing are from a company called McDavid. They make all sorts of braces and such. The new craze in basketball is to wear their body pad stuff, arm sleeves, compression shirts and shorts, etc. I think Dwayne Wade really got that stuff going as to be popular to wear.

  • Kevin | November 11, 2007 at 9:25 am |

    [quote comment=”169029″]Georgia fans are acting as if switching to alternate black jerseys has never been done in the history of sports. The move is about as original as their “G” logo. Oh, and I’m sure all of those southern boys just loved painting on the black face.[/quote]

    Everyone keeps talking about the “blackface” of the fans yesterday but if you look again the only white/silver on their faces was squares under each eye, maybe to try to mimic “eye black” but with silver or white. Their mouths and eyes were not painted white like typical blackface. I think it’s a case of people looking for something that isn’t there.

  • Hal | November 11, 2007 at 9:27 am |

    [quote comment=”169029″]Georgia fans are acting as if switching to alternate black jerseys has never been done in the history of sports. The move is about as original as their “G” logo. Oh, and I’m sure all of those southern boys just loved painting on the black face.[/quote]
    You sound like a bitter Auburn fan whose team just got used like a rape victim….

  • ScottyJ in WV | November 11, 2007 at 9:33 am |

    Got to see OJ play last year here in Charleston. Great player, but I was more impressed with his Huntington High teammate and current UK Wildcat, Patrick Patterson.

  • Jeremy in WV | November 11, 2007 at 9:46 am |

    Got to see OJ play last year here in Charleston. Great player, but I was more impressed with his Huntington High teammate and current UK Wildcat, Patrick Patterson.

    I was at that game too. I have to totally agree with you on that. I took my little brother and a friend of his down because all they talked about was Mayo, and on the way home all we talked about was Patterson.

  • Matt Berry | November 11, 2007 at 9:48 am |

    [quote comment=”169029″]Georgia fans are acting as if switching to alternate black jerseys has never been done in the history of sports. The move is about as original as their “G” logo. Oh, and I’m sure all of those southern boys just loved painting on the black face.[/quote]
    It wasn’t that there was a black alternate, it was that they were doing something different, which NEVER happens under Mark Richt. The last month he has executed a complete role reversal, pumping up his players and hyping up this game. I was there, and trust me, Georgia fans did a great job responding to the call for a blackout (95% at least were in black), it was a completely different environment than it usually is. The whole stadium was louder. And the trick they pulled by having the captains come out in red, duping us into thinking it was simply going to be another red day, and then seeing the black jerseys rushing out of the tunnel… I’ve rarely seen Sanfrod Stadium erupt like that, especially BEFORE kickoff. It was just a very fun night.

    Here’s a good article detailing how secretive the whole thing really was and how long it had been planned:

    http://www.ajc.com/s...

  • john | November 11, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    LA Kings sporting the San Diego firefighters patch.

    Spray-painted sign? Travesty.

  • Tom C. | November 11, 2007 at 10:08 am |

    Anyone have pics of the Georgia fans? That would help.

  • Dave | November 11, 2007 at 10:10 am |

    What about this Juice?

  • James | November 11, 2007 at 10:10 am |

    should one ever reference a rape victim in regards to slamming someone over a sports team? Hal must not have any sisters or a mother

  • u2horn | November 11, 2007 at 10:12 am |

    here are a couple of Georgia fans

    http://www.dailycal....

    (I keed, I keed)

  • Matt Berry | November 11, 2007 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”169082″]Anyone have pics of the Georgia fans? That would help.[/quote]
    http://www.ajc.com/

    The front page has a picture of it. Here’s one I took just before the team ran out (the sun was bright and in my eyes for the until almost halftime, so the picture isn’t great, but you get the idea.) The second link is from a game earlier this year to show the drastic comparison from one game to the next. Judging just from looking around the stadium last night, most of the imperfections amongst the Georgia section were spatterings of orange. It was overwhelmingly black.

    http://i32.photobuck...
    http://i32.photobuck...

  • u2horn | November 11, 2007 at 10:14 am |

    pic 5 in this gallery

    http://projects.ajc....

  • Kevin | November 11, 2007 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”169082″]Anyone have pics of the Georgia fans? That would help.[/quote]

    Pic 5 shows the fans in question. I looked at it again and the sunglasses they are wearing makes it look like white around the eyes.

  • chad | November 11, 2007 at 10:19 am |

    I bet the Georgia frat that grows a cotton patch in the front yard just loved “black out” day.

  • Kyle O. from VA | November 11, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    Yesterday, Virginia Tech’s Chris Ellis ripped the left sleeve of his long sleeve undershirt (the maroon and orange version of this). The first time I noticed it was at 1:02 left in the first quarter. I remember thinking, “That’s a bad tear, he should just rip the sleeve off, or at least get a new shirt at halftime.”

    Ellis played the first half with one sleeve ripped, and I didn’t notice it again until he scored a touchdown with 5:13 left in the game, when I saw this (hope the link is OK). Chris Ellis still had a badly torn left sleeve, which looks worse from the side.

    Also noticed another uni quirk: Ellis’ has what looks like white tape and a black arm band on his right arm, which he also wore for the BC game. Don’t know why he wouldn’t tape the left arm too and fix the torn sleeve.

    If link doesn’t work, go to hokiesports.com > click for football images > Game 10 > Picture 77.

  • Matt Berry | November 11, 2007 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”169093″]I bet the Georgia frat that grows a cotton patch in the front yard just loved “black out” day.[/quote]
    Hey, yeah, I go to Georgia, and while I am anti-Greek, that frat doesn’t exist. Good research. The closest there is is the embarassing Kappa Alpha frat that has the Dixie Ball where they dress up as Confederate soldiers. But no one has cotton patches in their front yards. Most of the frat and sorority houses on Milledge Avenue are former plantation houses, but none actually grow the stuff.

    Now Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville is a different story. The KA’s there apparently went to the black frat, dumped cotton balls on the front yard, and watched them pick it up. Sometimes it’s infuriating to live in the South, especially if your entire family history is from here like me.

  • muskiejim | November 11, 2007 at 10:45 am |

    Can’t believe there’s no mention of how Mayo’s jersey is about 4 sizes too big. People like to jump on Manny for looking like a slob (I agree), but this kid looks like a four year old playing dress up!

  • ScottyJ in WV | November 11, 2007 at 10:51 am |

    Really like Hawai’i’s unis.

    Normally I don’t like black, especially black-on-black, but it works for the Warriors. It seems appropriate. I love when teams use things that are specific to their region or school, and from what I’ve gathered, Hawai’i design is based on “kapa”, native to the Hawaiian Islands.

  • Matt Berry | November 11, 2007 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”169117″]Really like Hawai’i’s unis.

    Normally I don’t like black, especially black-on-black, but it works for the Warriors. It seems appropriate. I love when teams use things that are specific to their region or school, and from what I’ve gathered, Hawai’i design is based on “kapa”, native to the Hawaiian Islands.[/quote]
    Too similar to Oregon, which is almost always a bad thing.

    Speaking of Oregon, am I the only one really hoping they don’t get into the BCS title game so that we don’t have to see what god awful atrocity they unveil for the occasion?

  • PJ | November 11, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    I’m getting so sick of how baggy and oversized the college basketball uniforms are. I understand you want to be cool and all that jazz, but seriously, when does it start to get out of hand? Why can’t the equiptment manager be like – “You are a size so-and-so, here you go…next.” I know it’ll never happen, but one can dream.

  • G | November 11, 2007 at 11:00 am |

    Love all the hype for Mayo. Will make it that much better when Love and the Bruins dominate the Toejams.

  • Stuby | November 11, 2007 at 11:03 am |

    The Cal throwbacks looked really sweet yesterday.

    The same couldn’t be said, however, for the god-awful uniforms worn by Oregon State. I pointed out to my wife that they had a “Sports Bra” thing on their jerseys and she said “It looks like a really fat guy trying to put on a tank top that’s way too small”. Perfect description.

  • Duke | November 11, 2007 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”169124″]I’m getting so sick of how baggy and oversized the college basketball uniforms are. I understand you want to be cool and all that jazz, but seriously, when does it start to get out of hand? Why can’t the equiptment manager be like – “You are a size so-and-so, here you go…next.” I know it’ll never happen, but one can dream.[/quote]

    The best example I’ve seen was at the Duke-NC Central men’s basketball game a few days ago. #34 on Central was wearing a jersey that was probably 5 sizes too big, and it really hurt his play. He came down with one rebound, but he couldn’t do anything with the ball for a couple seconds because his jersey was completely covering his face. He also let the shot clock expire during another play because as he brought up his free hand to shoot the ball, it got caught in his jersey “sleeve” (which reached all the way down to his waist), and he couldn’t get the shot off in time. It was funny, but a bit ridiculous. That shot didn’t matter anyway, because we won by almost 70. Go Blue Devils! (Sorry, I can’t find any pictures.)

  • S Bennett | November 11, 2007 at 11:17 am |

    Blackburn Rovers’ David Bentley has “BETNLEY” on the back of his shirt.

    SB

  • Marc M. | November 11, 2007 at 11:28 am |

    Regarding Mayo, how about wearing a uniform that fits and is not 3 sizes too big. Looks like a clown in a circus, not a basketball player.

  • Ben63 | November 11, 2007 at 11:41 am |

    Hey Im doing a school project on the evolution of football helmets. Anyone know any good sites?? Thanks.

  • Zevi | November 11, 2007 at 12:01 pm |

    Way to go Maryland on the great win over BC! wanted to see the black uni’s tho- look much better in a night game!

  • TimInGA | November 11, 2007 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”169022″]Wow Nothing on Georgia’s Black Jerseys[/quote]

    Check out yesterdays comments, it was filled with comments about the “Black Out”

  • John in Athens | November 11, 2007 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”169029″]Georgia fans are acting as if switching to alternate black jerseys has never been done in the history of sports. The move is about as original as their “G” logo. Oh, and I’m sure all of those southern boys just loved painting on the black face.[/quote]

    con·text[kon-tekst] –noun
    the set of circumstances or facts that surround a particular event, situation, etc.

    Georgia was not the first team to wear black jerseys, but this Georgia team was the first to wear black jerseys in the modern era. The excitement was generated by how the team went about planning and unveiling the jerseys rather than that they wore the jerseys (the coach and seniors decided to in August, kept it secret from the rest of the team until just before gametime, captains wore red for the coin toss, etc.).

    As for the black face accusation, you’ve proved yourself to be as ignorant as you are claiming us southern boys to be.

  • K-man | November 11, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    Interesting observation from the LSU-Louisiana Tech game. LA Tech has added a white stripe to their normally all-red helmets this season…

    It’s interesting to note that LA Tech’s new head coach is Derek Dooley son of UGA coaching legend Vince Dooley. This might be why this looks similar to this

  • DCM | November 11, 2007 at 12:21 pm |

    UGA was one of the first to wear the oval G. I can’t remember if they were first or the Packers. I think Lombardi saw UGA and copied it, but it could’ve been the other way around.

    And the mighty Mercer Bears from my hometown, Macon GA make the big time!

  • Kevin | November 11, 2007 at 12:24 pm |

    I can’t find a pic so far, but did Mercer have different colored nameplates on the backs of their jerseys?

  • Matt Berry | November 11, 2007 at 12:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”169185″]UGA was one of the first to wear the oval G. I can’t remember if they were first or the Packers. I think Lombardi saw UGA and copied it, but it could’ve been the other way around.

    And the mighty Mercer Bears from my hometown, Macon GA make the big time![/quote]
    From georgiadogs.com:

    “In 1963 after becoming the Bulldogs’ Head Football Coach, Vince Dooley redesigned the football uniform choosing a red helmet with a black “G” on a white background as the dominant feature of the new uniform for the 1964 season.

    He discussed with his staff that a forward-looking “G” would be an appropriate emblem for the helmet of the Georgia team. Dooley had just hired John Donaldson, former Georgia player from 1945 to 1948, as backfield coach. John was keen on the idea of a new image and volunteered his wife, Anne, who had a BFA in commercial art from UGA to design a logo for the new Georgia helmet with the general specifications Dooley had outlined. Dooley accepted Anne’s original “G” which fit his vision for a forward look to Georgia’s new emblem.

    Since the Georgia “G”- though different in design and color- was similar to Green Bay’s “G”, Coach Dooley thought it best to clear the use of Georgia’s new emblem with the NFL team. Athletic Director Joel Eaves called for permission which was granted. However, since its inception in 1961, the Green Bay “G” has been redesigned several times and now looks like Georgia’s original 1964 “G.” Georgia is proud that the Packers apparently liked the special nuances of the Bulldogs’ forward-looking “G.””

  • Johnny O | November 11, 2007 at 12:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”169192″][quote comment=”169185″]UGA was one of the first to wear the oval G. I can’t remember if they were first or the Packers. I think Lombardi saw UGA and copied it, but it could’ve been the other way around.

    And the mighty Mercer Bears from my hometown, Macon GA make the big time![/quote]
    From georgiadogs.com:

    “In 1963 after becoming the Bulldogs’ Head Football Coach, Vince Dooley redesigned the football uniform choosing a red helmet with a black “G” on a white background as the dominant feature of the new uniform for the 1964 season.

    He discussed with his staff that a forward-looking “G” would be an appropriate emblem for the helmet of the Georgia team. Dooley had just hired John Donaldson, former Georgia player from 1945 to 1948, as backfield coach. John was keen on the idea of a new image and volunteered his wife, Anne, who had a BFA in commercial art from UGA to design a logo for the new Georgia helmet with the general specifications Dooley had outlined. Dooley accepted Anne’s original “G” which fit his vision for a forward look to Georgia’s new emblem.

    Since the Georgia “G”- though different in design and color- was similar to Green Bay’s “G”, Coach Dooley thought it best to clear the use of Georgia’s new emblem with the NFL team. Athletic Director Joel Eaves called for permission which was granted. However, since its inception in 1961, the Green Bay “G” has been redesigned several times and now looks like Georgia’s original 1964 “G.” Georgia is proud that the Packers apparently liked the special nuances of the Bulldogs’ forward-looking “G.””[/quote]

    The Packers win…

    lock it up

    They also just showed a story on Braylan (sp?) Edwards of the Browns who helped a struggling mother with her sick son, and then paid for his funeral when he died two days before Edwards game where he was going to dedicate his performance to him. In the end, the boy was buried with Edwards jersey in the casket. Pretty emotional story. Kudos to Edwards. You don’t hear enough of these great stories in sports.

  • Matt Berry | November 11, 2007 at 12:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”169199″][quote comment=”169192″][quote comment=”169185″]UGA was one of the first to wear the oval G. I can’t remember if they were first or the Packers. I think Lombardi saw UGA and copied it, but it could’ve been the other way around.

    And the mighty Mercer Bears from my hometown, Macon GA make the big time![/quote]
    From georgiadogs.com:

    “In 1963 after becoming the Bulldogs’ Head Football Coach, Vince Dooley redesigned the football uniform choosing a red helmet with a black “G” on a white background as the dominant feature of the new uniform for the 1964 season.

    He discussed with his staff that a forward-looking “G” would be an appropriate emblem for the helmet of the Georgia team. Dooley had just hired John Donaldson, former Georgia player from 1945 to 1948, as backfield coach. John was keen on the idea of a new image and volunteered his wife, Anne, who had a BFA in commercial art from UGA to design a logo for the new Georgia helmet with the general specifications Dooley had outlined. Dooley accepted Anne’s original “G” which fit his vision for a forward look to Georgia’s new emblem.

    Since the Georgia “G”- though different in design and color- was similar to Green Bay’s “G”, Coach Dooley thought it best to clear the use of Georgia’s new emblem with the NFL team. Athletic Director Joel Eaves called for permission which was granted. However, since its inception in 1961, the Green Bay “G” has been redesigned several times and now looks like Georgia’s original 1964 “G.” Georgia is proud that the Packers apparently liked the special nuances of the Bulldogs’ forward-looking “G.””[/quote]

    The Packers win…

    lock it up

    [/quote]
    Yeah I figured it might’ve been UGA based propaganda, so I figured someone would find evidence contradicting it. haha

  • Stevo | November 11, 2007 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”169112″]Can’t believe there’s no mention of how Mayo’s jersey is about 4 sizes too big. People like to jump on Manny for looking like a slob (I agree), but this kid looks like a four year old playing dress up![/quote]

    I would’ve given my left ear to have a uni that was 4 sizes too big when I was playing. My jerseys were always about 2 sizes too small.

  • MLB2PDX | November 11, 2007 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”169131″]The same couldn’t be said, however, for the god-awful uniforms worn by Oregon State. I pointed out to my wife that they had a “Sports Bra” thing on their jerseys and she said “It looks like a really fat guy trying to put on a tank top that’s way too small”. Perfect description.[/quote]

    My girlfriend said the same thing, and I didn’t even have to point it out to her. Then she said “how did someone at Nike not notice that?! In the conference room I bet it went like ‘don’t you guys think it kind of looks like a bra?’, to which the head replied ‘Shut up Joe, you don’t know anything.'”

    Also regarding the Georgia ‘blackface’ thing, I have to admit, that was my first reaction when they were showed on screen. I think I actually said “oh no”. But after a few seconds I realized they were wearing sunglasses, and had nothing around their eyes. Thus, no problem in my book. I figured it’d make a fuss though. Not just here, but in the media.

  • TimInGA | November 11, 2007 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”169202″][quote comment=”169199″][quote comment=”169192″][quote comment=”169185″]UGA was one of the first to wear the oval G. I can’t remember if they were first or the Packers. I think Lombardi saw UGA and copied it, but it could’ve been the other way around.

    And the mighty Mercer Bears from my hometown, Macon GA make the big time![/quote]
    From georgiadogs.com:

    “In 1963 after becoming the Bulldogs’ Head Football Coach, Vince Dooley redesigned the football uniform choosing a red helmet with a black “G” on a white background as the dominant feature of the new uniform for the 1964 season.

    He discussed with his staff that a forward-looking “G” would be an appropriate emblem for the helmet of the Georgia team. Dooley had just hired John Donaldson, former Georgia player from 1945 to 1948, as backfield coach. John was keen on the idea of a new image and volunteered his wife, Anne, who had a BFA in commercial art from UGA to design a logo for the new Georgia helmet with the general specifications Dooley had outlined. Dooley accepted Anne’s original “G” which fit his vision for a forward look to Georgia’s new emblem.

    Since the Georgia “G”- though different in design and color- was similar to Green Bay’s “G”, Coach Dooley thought it best to clear the use of Georgia’s new emblem with the NFL team. Athletic Director Joel Eaves called for permission which was granted. However, since its inception in 1961, the Green Bay “G” has been redesigned several times and now looks like Georgia’s original 1964 “G.” Georgia is proud that the Packers apparently liked the special nuances of the Bulldogs’ forward-looking “G.””[/quote]

    The Packers win…

    lock it up

    [/quote]
    Yeah I figured it might’ve been UGA based propaganda, so I figured someone would find evidence contradicting it. haha[/quote]

    How is it UGA based propaganda?? The UGA info. says it was similar to Green Bay’s. But over time the Packers’ logo has changed and resembles Georgia’s where as Georgia’s hasn’t changed.

  • Mike Engle | November 11, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”169157″]Hey Im doing a school project on the evolution of football helmets. Anyone know any good sites?? Thanks.[/quote]
    Helmet Hut.

  • Matt Berry | November 11, 2007 at 1:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”169211″][quote comment=”169202″][quote comment=”169199″][quote comment=”169192″][quote comment=”169185″]UGA was one of the first to wear the oval G. I can’t remember if they were first or the Packers. I think Lombardi saw UGA and copied it, but it could’ve been the other way around.

    And the mighty Mercer Bears from my hometown, Macon GA make the big time![/quote]
    From georgiadogs.com:

    “In 1963 after becoming the Bulldogs’ Head Football Coach, Vince Dooley redesigned the football uniform choosing a red helmet with a black “G” on a white background as the dominant feature of the new uniform for the 1964 season.

    He discussed with his staff that a forward-looking “G” would be an appropriate emblem for the helmet of the Georgia team. Dooley had just hired John Donaldson, former Georgia player from 1945 to 1948, as backfield coach. John was keen on the idea of a new image and volunteered his wife, Anne, who had a BFA in commercial art from UGA to design a logo for the new Georgia helmet with the general specifications Dooley had outlined. Dooley accepted Anne’s original “G” which fit his vision for a forward look to Georgia’s new emblem.

    Since the Georgia “G”- though different in design and color- was similar to Green Bay’s “G”, Coach Dooley thought it best to clear the use of Georgia’s new emblem with the NFL team. Athletic Director Joel Eaves called for permission which was granted. However, since its inception in 1961, the Green Bay “G” has been redesigned several times and now looks like Georgia’s original 1964 “G.” Georgia is proud that the Packers apparently liked the special nuances of the Bulldogs’ forward-looking “G.””[/quote]

    The Packers win…

    lock it up

    [/quote]
    Yeah I figured it might’ve been UGA based propaganda, so I figured someone would find evidence contradicting it. haha[/quote]

    How is it UGA based propaganda?? The UGA info. says it was similar to Green Bay’s. But over time the Packers’ logo has changed and resembles Georgia’s where as Georgia’s hasn’t changed.[/quote]
    It’s all about source material. Of course UGA’s is going to say it was first and Green Bay’s adapted and of course Green Bay’s is going to say that it was first and all others are imitations. I’m sure a little research into the Uniwatch archives will reveal who actually created the current Oval G, but I’m not too upset about it if Georgia copied Green Bay’s, they both have great uniforms with many different features.

  • Mike Engle | November 11, 2007 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”169215″][quote comment=”169211″][quote comment=”169202″][quote comment=”169199″][quote comment=”169192″][quote comment=”169185″]UGA was one of the first to wear the oval G. I can’t remember if they were first or the Packers. I think Lombardi saw UGA and copied it, but it could’ve been the other way around.

    And the mighty Mercer Bears from my hometown, Macon GA make the big time![/quote]
    From georgiadogs.com:

    “In 1963 after becoming the Bulldogs’ Head Football Coach, Vince Dooley redesigned the football uniform choosing a red helmet with a black “G” on a white background as the dominant feature of the new uniform for the 1964 season.

    He discussed with his staff that a forward-looking “G” would be an appropriate emblem for the helmet of the Georgia team. Dooley had just hired John Donaldson, former Georgia player from 1945 to 1948, as backfield coach. John was keen on the idea of a new image and volunteered his wife, Anne, who had a BFA in commercial art from UGA to design a logo for the new Georgia helmet with the general specifications Dooley had outlined. Dooley accepted Anne’s original “G” which fit his vision for a forward look to Georgia’s new emblem.

    Since the Georgia “G”- though different in design and color- was similar to Green Bay’s “G”, Coach Dooley thought it best to clear the use of Georgia’s new emblem with the NFL team. Athletic Director Joel Eaves called for permission which was granted. However, since its inception in 1961, the Green Bay “G” has been redesigned several times and now looks like Georgia’s original 1964 “G.” Georgia is proud that the Packers apparently liked the special nuances of the Bulldogs’ forward-looking “G.””[/quote]

    The Packers win…

    lock it up

    [/quote]
    Yeah I figured it might’ve been UGA based propaganda, so I figured someone would find evidence contradicting it. haha[/quote]

    How is it UGA based propaganda?? The UGA info. says it was similar to Green Bay’s. But over time the Packers’ logo has changed and resembles Georgia’s where as Georgia’s hasn’t changed.[/quote]
    It’s all about source material. Of course UGA’s is going to say it was first and Green Bay’s adapted and of course Green Bay’s is going to say that it was first and all others are imitations. I’m sure a little research into the Uniwatch archives will reveal who actually created the current Oval G, but I’m not too upset about it if Georgia copied Green Bay’s, they both have great uniforms with many different features.[/quote]
    According to the Uni Watch FAQ, the Packers got the G first.

  • John in Athens | November 11, 2007 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”169215″][quote comment=”169211″][quote comment=”169202″][quote comment=”169199″][quote comment=”169192″][quote comment=”169185″]UGA was one of the first to wear the oval G. I can’t remember if they were first or the Packers. I think Lombardi saw UGA and copied it, but it could’ve been the other way around.

    And the mighty Mercer Bears from my hometown, Macon GA make the big time![/quote]
    From georgiadogs.com:

    “In 1963 after becoming the Bulldogs’ Head Football Coach, Vince Dooley redesigned the football uniform choosing a red helmet with a black “G” on a white background as the dominant feature of the new uniform for the 1964 season.

    He discussed with his staff that a forward-looking “G” would be an appropriate emblem for the helmet of the Georgia team. Dooley had just hired John Donaldson, former Georgia player from 1945 to 1948, as backfield coach. John was keen on the idea of a new image and volunteered his wife, Anne, who had a BFA in commercial art from UGA to design a logo for the new Georgia helmet with the general specifications Dooley had outlined. Dooley accepted Anne’s original “G” which fit his vision for a forward look to Georgia’s new emblem.

    Since the Georgia “G”- though different in design and color- was similar to Green Bay’s “G”, Coach Dooley thought it best to clear the use of Georgia’s new emblem with the NFL team. Athletic Director Joel Eaves called for permission which was granted. However, since its inception in 1961, the Green Bay “G” has been redesigned several times and now looks like Georgia’s original 1964 “G.” Georgia is proud that the Packers apparently liked the special nuances of the Bulldogs’ forward-looking “G.””[/quote]

    The Packers win…

    lock it up

    [/quote]
    Yeah I figured it might’ve been UGA based propaganda, so I figured someone would find evidence contradicting it. haha[/quote]

    How is it UGA based propaganda?? The UGA info. says it was similar to Green Bay’s. But over time the Packers’ logo has changed and resembles Georgia’s where as Georgia’s hasn’t changed.[/quote]
    It’s all about source material. Of course UGA’s is going to say it was first and Green Bay’s adapted and of course Green Bay’s is going to say that it was first and all others are imitations. I’m sure a little research into the Uniwatch archives will reveal who actually created the current Oval G, but I’m not too upset about it if Georgia copied Green Bay’s, they both have great uniforms with many different features.[/quote]

    I must admit that whenever I see this on a car around town I assume that they are a Packers fan.

  • Matt Berry | November 11, 2007 at 1:32 pm |

    Well I’m not one to question Mr. Lukas, so I’ll take his word for it.

  • Chris | November 11, 2007 at 1:45 pm |

    Is Kellen Winslow wearing any socks?

  • Stevo | November 11, 2007 at 1:46 pm |

    I think the point that is trying to be made about the UGA/GB G arguement is that Green Bay had it first; UGA came up with something similar, but weren’t copying Green Bay; over the years, the GB G has become more and more like the original UGA G.

  • gopherboy | November 11, 2007 at 1:48 pm |

    Has anyone else realized that a good amount of the Packers don’t have the NFL Equipment logo on the yoke of the jersey but on the jersey itself in between the numbers. CAn’t get a screen shot but look at number 25 ryan grant.

  • JARED | November 11, 2007 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”169078″]LA Kings sporting the San Diego firefighters patch.

    Not San Diego firefighters but California.
    http://kings.nhl.com...

  • clint kalinec | November 11, 2007 at 2:11 pm |

    that logo on the arm warmers that u have never seen is mcdavids hexpad logo. they make a line of padded girdles forearm pads etc. i know this because our football team wears the hexpad girdles

  • My Name is Not Earl | November 11, 2007 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”169223″]Is Kellen Winslow wearing any socks?[/quote]

    Kellen Winslow doesn’t need to wear any socks. he’s a f—in’ SOLDIER!!!

  • Stevo | November 11, 2007 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”169235″][quote comment=”169223″]Is Kellen Winslow wearing any socks?[/quote]

    Kellen Winslow doesn’t need to wear any socks. he’s a f—in’ SOLDIER!!![/quote]

    This Veterans Day message is brought to you by the American Society of Sports Heroes with Overly Large EgoS.

  • Jon Horton | November 11, 2007 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”169157″]Hey Im doing a school project on the evolution of football helmets. Anyone know any good sites?? Thanks.[/quote]

    http://www.nationalc...

    Pretty comprehensive on the designs.

  • Jeff P. | November 11, 2007 at 2:18 pm |

    Check out the Browns players’ sideline jackes. They are snow white bubble coats. They look like Michelin men.

    But I like ’em

  • Stevo | November 11, 2007 at 2:29 pm |

    I don’t know why, but there’s something about a sea of camo on the sidelines at Arrowhead Stadium on Veterans Day that just feels right.

  • Benjamin | November 11, 2007 at 2:52 pm |

    Watching the Broncos/Chiefs game, I can’t help but notice that the the Broncos are having problems lining up their memorial sticker and the Bronco decal. Sometimes it lines up just fine, and sometimes the sticker encroaches on and over the logo decal. I know that decal placement is an inexact science, but still.

  • Johnny O | November 11, 2007 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”169238″]Check out the Browns players’ sideline jackes. They are snow white bubble coats. They look like Michelin men.

    But I like ’em[/quote]
    Are these what you are talking about? I think they are awesome too!

  • TimInGA | November 11, 2007 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”169217″][quote comment=”169215″][quote comment=”169211″][quote comment=”169202″][quote comment=”169199″][quote comment=”169192″][quote comment=”169185″]UGA was one of the first to wear the oval G. I can’t remember if they were first or the Packers. I think Lombardi saw UGA and copied it, but it could’ve been the other way around.

    And the mighty Mercer Bears from my hometown, Macon GA make the big time![/quote]
    From georgiadogs.com:

    “In 1963 after becoming the Bulldogs’ Head Football Coach, Vince Dooley redesigned the football uniform choosing a red helmet with a black “G” on a white background as the dominant feature of the new uniform for the 1964 season.

    He discussed with his staff that a forward-looking “G” would be an appropriate emblem for the helmet of the Georgia team. Dooley had just hired John Donaldson, former Georgia player from 1945 to 1948, as backfield coach. John was keen on the idea of a new image and volunteered his wife, Anne, who had a BFA in commercial art from UGA to design a logo for the new Georgia helmet with the general specifications Dooley had outlined. Dooley accepted Anne’s original “G” which fit his vision for a forward look to Georgia’s new emblem.

    Since the Georgia “G”- though different in design and color- was similar to Green Bay’s “G”, Coach Dooley thought it best to clear the use of Georgia’s new emblem with the NFL team. Athletic Director Joel Eaves called for permission which was granted. However, since its inception in 1961, the Green Bay “G” has been redesigned several times and now looks like Georgia’s original 1964 “G.” Georgia is proud that the Packers apparently liked the special nuances of the Bulldogs’ forward-looking “G.””[/quote]

    The Packers win…

    lock it up

    [/quote]
    Yeah I figured it might’ve been UGA based propaganda, so I figured someone would find evidence contradicting it. haha[/quote]

    How is it UGA based propaganda?? The UGA info. says it was similar to Green Bay’s. But over time the Packers’ logo has changed and resembles Georgia’s where as Georgia’s hasn’t changed.[/quote]
    It’s all about source material. Of course UGA’s is going to say it was first and Green Bay’s adapted and of course Green Bay’s is going to say that it was first and all others are imitations. I’m sure a little research into the Uniwatch archives will reveal who actually created the current Oval G, but I’m not too upset about it if Georgia copied Green Bay’s, they both have great uniforms with many different features.[/quote]

    I must admit that whenever I see this on a car around town I assume that they are a Packers fan.[/quote]
    [quote comment=”169224″]I think the point that is trying to be made about the UGA/GB G arguement is that Green Bay had it first; UGA came up with something similar, but weren’t copying Green Bay; over the years, the GB G has become more and more like the original UGA G.[/quote]

    Exactly–I don’t think either team has copied the other, just ended up the same

  • TimInGA | November 11, 2007 at 2:56 pm |

    In regards to the “G” hitch cover. If you live anywhere in the southeast and see it, you assume they are a UGA fan.

  • TimInGA | November 11, 2007 at 3:02 pm |

    Saw Delhomme wearing the same thing (I think)

    It looked cool, a little weird at first.

  • Matt Berry | November 11, 2007 at 3:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”169249″]In regards to the “G” hitch cover. If you live anywhere in the southeast and see it, you assume they are a UGA fan.[/quote]
    Does the same thing happen with Bears and Reds fans?

  • Tony Miller | November 11, 2007 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”169033″]
    The shot and game clocks don’t appear to be working. [/quote]
    What did they do, then? I know NCAA rules make you have a spare (or two) available, one of the few things they got right. But aren’t they supposed to go under the basket? (Iowa had a game at Minn. a few years back with the exact same problem, and that’s where the new shot clocks were.)

    Wow…this is really not uni related. Sorry.

  • Eric B | November 11, 2007 at 3:26 pm |

    so it can’t be Grambling’s G?

    haytas

  • Stevo | November 11, 2007 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”169259″]so it can’t be Grambling’s G?

    haytas[/quote]

    If you’re in Wisconsin it’s the Green Bay G, if you’re in Atlanta it’s the UGA G, if you’re in Louisiana it’s the Grambling G, and if you’re in South Dakota it’s the Gregory G.

  • DJ | November 11, 2007 at 3:38 pm |

    In regards to the “G” hitch cover. If you live anywhere in the southeast and see it, you assume they are a UGA fan.

    Does the same thing happen with Bears and Reds fans?

    Not really. The different colors do help.

    On a somewhat related note, the Bears’ wishbone “C” was taken from the University of Chicago.

  • Jeff P. | November 11, 2007 at 3:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”169247″][quote comment=”169238″]Check out the Browns players’ sideline jackes. They are snow white bubble coats. They look like Michelin men.

    But I like ’em[/quote]
    Are these what you are talking about? I think they are awesome too![/quote]

    Naw, these are bubble coats I think. Like parka style I think.

  • Jeff P | November 11, 2007 at 3:54 pm |

    someone get a screengrab quick of the chiefs broncos game. greg wesley just hit selvin young so hard he ripped part of the arrowhead off hit helmet

  • Forrest | November 11, 2007 at 3:55 pm |

    If anyone’s TIVOing the KC-DEN game, one of the KC players just half ripped off the logo on the side of his helmet after a pretty loud and big hit.

  • Jerico | November 11, 2007 at 4:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”169123″][quote comment=”169117″]Really like Hawai’i’s unis.

    Normally I don’t like black, especially black-on-black, but it works for the Warriors. It seems appropriate. I love when teams use things that are specific to their region or school, and from what I’ve gathered, Hawai’i design is based on “kapa”, native to the Hawaiian Islands.[/quote]
    Too similar to Oregon, which is almost always a bad thing.

    Speaking of Oregon, am I the only one really hoping they don’t get into the BCS title game so that we don’t have to see what god awful atrocity they unveil for the occasion?[/quote]
    It would be interesting to see what Oregon would wear against a “traditionally” dressed team such as Ohio State…uhh, whoops.

    Re: Hawaii unis–the all-black uni was the product of the (then-defensive coordinator) Jerry Glanville days. Remember this year’s uniform re-do for his new team, Portland State? I personally like Hawaii’s green jerseys and their road uniforms with the gray helmet and pants, though with these popping up on online sports apparel retailers, the question is, will we see these soon?

  • Jerico | November 11, 2007 at 4:05 pm |

    While on the topic of Hawaii uniforms, oh, the sight if the men’s basketball team goes retro (yes, those ARE the shorts).

  • Mike Engle | November 11, 2007 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”169236″][quote comment=”169235″][quote comment=”169223″]Is Kellen Winslow wearing any socks?[/quote]

    Kellen Winslow doesn’t need to wear any socks. he’s a f—in’ SOLDIER!!![/quote]

    This Veterans Day message is brought to you by the American Society of Sports Heroes with Overly Large EgoS.[/quote]
    Well played, sir. But at least he and his army could look better if they chose the striped socks. (Sorry, I had to segue back to Uni Watching.)

  • scott | November 11, 2007 at 4:22 pm |

    Saints lose to a winless team while wearing their unitard today. Maybe they’ll finally wise up and ditch the black pants for good?

    The Cal throwback uniforms worn yesterday looked terrific.

  • David | November 11, 2007 at 4:37 pm |

    Some notes on the Giants game:
    #88 Mathews (sp?) has red shoes while everyone else has on white

    It looks like they all have white laces and not red

    …and Fox didn’t show a close up of Tynes’s Umbra shoes on the PAT

  • Bill T. | November 11, 2007 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”169141″]Blackburn Rovers’ David Bentley has “BETNLEY” on the back of his shirt.

    SB[/quote]

    Yes, it happens on the other side of the pond too. Pic.

  • Sarah | November 11, 2007 at 5:11 pm |

    A few comments. Compression shorts are standard under most basketball uniforms. You can rip Mayo on everything else but them. Also someone mentioned Braylon Edwards. I am a Steelers fan and therefore by default hate everything associated with Cleveland. However, I do not remember hearing more good stories coming from such a young player in the NFL. I hope that he continues to touch lives and to lead by example. I want to hear more about him and less about Chris Henry.

  • Dusty | November 11, 2007 at 5:12 pm |

    Arizona Cardinals in all red. Gross. The bigger linemen look really bad. Also realized they’re one of the few teams that don’t have “shiny” pants.

  • Mike | November 11, 2007 at 5:17 pm |

    I really like your weekend posts updates, Bryan. This isn’t an attack on Vince, but your’s are little more interesting. They’re obviously not a full column, but they actually feel like a well thought out comment, not just a photo slapped up there with a caption.

  • Mike Engle | November 11, 2007 at 5:20 pm |

    Random thought about basketball: I notice that many players wear undershirts with their uniforms in college, yet they almost always disappear once they go to the NBA. Is there a rule one way or the other when it comes to undergarments?

  • Stevo | November 11, 2007 at 5:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”169293″]Random thought about basketball: I notice that many players wear undershirts with their uniforms in college, yet they almost always disappear once they go to the NBA. Is there a rule one way or the other when it comes to undergarments?[/quote]

    I think you can wear undershirts, but they can’t be visible with the jersey on.

  • Brandon | November 11, 2007 at 5:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”169123″][quote comment=”169117″]Really like Hawai’i’s unis.

    Normally I don’t like black, especially black-on-black, but it works for the Warriors. It seems appropriate. I love when teams use things that are specific to their region or school, and from what I’ve gathered, Hawai’i design is based on “kapa”, native to the Hawaiian Islands.[/quote]
    Too similar to Oregon, which is almost always a bad thing.

    Speaking of Oregon, am I the only one really hoping they don’t get into the BCS title game so that we don’t have to see what god awful atrocity they unveil for the occasion?[/quote]

    aside from having black and green in the uniform colors what do the Hawai’i and Oregon Uniforms have inn common?

  • Mike Engle | November 11, 2007 at 5:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”169295″][quote comment=”169293″]Random thought about basketball: I notice that many players wear undershirts with their uniforms in college, yet they almost always disappear once they go to the NBA. Is there a rule one way or the other when it comes to undergarments?[/quote]

    I think you can wear undershirts, but they can’t be visible with the jersey on.[/quote]
    So that’s obviously an NBA rule, seeing that Ben Gordon would literally wear a t-shirt under his #4 UConn jersey, right?

  • gopherboy | November 11, 2007 at 5:40 pm |

    #57 for the cowboys is wearing one of the new expensive helmets.

  • Mike Engle | November 11, 2007 at 5:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”169292″]I really like your weekend posts updates, Bryan. This isn’t an attack on Vince, but your’s are little more interesting. They’re obviously not a full column, but they actually feel like a well thought out comment, not just a photo slapped up there with a caption.[/quote]
    Oh, by the way, Mr. Redemske, OJ Mayo has no headband either, so he doesn’t have “everything but a wristband.” :-)

  • gopherboy | November 11, 2007 at 5:45 pm |

    You can see the nfl equipment logo in between the numbers here

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

  • Stevo | November 11, 2007 at 5:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”169298″][quote comment=”169295″][quote comment=”169293″]Random thought about basketball: I notice that many players wear undershirts with their uniforms in college, yet they almost always disappear once they go to the NBA. Is there a rule one way or the other when it comes to undergarments?[/quote]

    I think you can wear undershirts, but they can’t be visible with the jersey on.[/quote]
    So that’s obviously an NBA rule, seeing that Ben Gordon would literally wear a t-shirt under his #4 UConn jersey, right?[/quote]

    Right, in the NCAA you can wear shirts with sleeves, I remember a lot of the old UNLV teams from the Tark days wearing T’s under their unis.

  • Evan | November 11, 2007 at 5:52 pm |

    Few things
    Florida went with the solid white yesterday after going solid blue last week

    And today @ the Mens game against Tenn. Tech (which looked like LSU) all the players had their names on the jerseys except #33 on Tenn. tech, not sure why though

  • Dom | November 11, 2007 at 6:07 pm |

    That sleeve on Mayo’s leg could be for shin splints. I’ve seen runners on my track team with that before.

    http://www.nextag.co...

  • Taylor | November 11, 2007 at 6:07 pm |

    I was watching the UNC-ASU women’s bball game earlier today (no need to insert a joke about womens bball) and there was a giant State Farm Insurance logo on the Dean Dome floor in Chapel Hill. I don’t mind the jumpman logo on the jerseys, that’s fine, but selling space on your court is some thing you would expect NC State or Clemson to do, not a stellar, historical school like North Carolina. Did anybody else see it?

  • Stevo | November 11, 2007 at 6:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”169306″]I was watching the UNC-ASU women’s bball game earlier today (no need to insert a joke about womens bball) and there was a giant State Farm Insurance logo on the Dean Dome floor in Chapel Hill. I don’t mind the jumpman logo on the jerseys, that’s fine, but selling space on your court is some thing you would expect NC State or Clemson to do, not a stellar, historical school like North Carolina. Did anybody else see it?[/quote]

    It was the State Farm Classic, so of course there was going to be a giant State Farm logo on the court.

  • Taylor | November 11, 2007 at 6:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”169308″][quote comment=”169306″]I was watching the UNC-ASU women’s bball game earlier today (no need to insert a joke about womens bball) and there was a giant State Farm Insurance logo on the Dean Dome floor in Chapel Hill. I don’t mind the jumpman logo on the jerseys, that’s fine, but selling space on your court is some thing you would expect NC State or Clemson to do, not a stellar, historical school like North Carolina. Did anybody else see it?[/quote]

    It was the State Farm Classic, so of course there was going to be a giant State Farm logo on the court.[/quote]

    Good. Scared me for a minute.

  • Stevo | November 11, 2007 at 6:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”169309″][quote comment=”169308″][quote comment=”169306″]I was watching the UNC-ASU women’s bball game earlier today (no need to insert a joke about womens bball) and there was a giant State Farm Insurance logo on the Dean Dome floor in Chapel Hill. I don’t mind the jumpman logo on the jerseys, that’s fine, but selling space on your court is some thing you would expect NC State or Clemson to do, not a stellar, historical school like North Carolina. Did anybody else see it?[/quote]

    It was the State Farm Classic, so of course there was going to be a giant State Farm logo on the court.[/quote]

    Good. Scared me for a minute.[/quote]

    Don’t get your Hanes in a bunch, it is not a permanent thing, just for this special event. I was amazed they played at the Dean Dome, their usual home is Carmichael.

  • C.N. | November 11, 2007 at 6:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”169262″]In regards to the “G” hitch cover. If you live anywhere in the southeast and see it, you assume they are a UGA fan.

    Does the same thing happen with Bears and Reds fans?

    Not really. The different colors do help.

    On a somewhat related note, the Bears’ wishbone “C” was taken from the University of Chicago.[/quote]

    More than once my Reds hat has been mistaken as a Bears hat. Of course, this generally happens with casual fans, not those who make up the Uni Watch community.

    And on the “blackface” comments… believe it or not, it’s the 21st century in the South too. I would say the vast majority of Southerners (speaking as one) wouldn’t pull a stunt like that, here and now. Those of you who say otherwise, like John in Athens said, you’re only proving your own ignorance. Go visit the South before you blindly judge it.

  • C.N. | November 11, 2007 at 6:49 pm |

    post eaten

  • C.N. | November 11, 2007 at 6:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”169314″]post eaten[/quote]

    never mind

  • sebastian | November 11, 2007 at 6:53 pm |

    1) Is it just me, or do the Hawai’i numbers look awfully cheap? Like the school had some bumper-sticker-material for the numerals?

    2) I went to a high school founded by the Dominican Order, so we definitely rocked the all black football jerseys in high school.

    The other fun thing? The live Friar mascot.

  • Jerico | November 11, 2007 at 6:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”169297″][quote comment=”169123″][quote comment=”169117″]Really like Hawai’i’s unis.

    Normally I don’t like black, especially black-on-black, but it works for the Warriors. It seems appropriate. I love when teams use things that are specific to their region or school, and from what I’ve gathered, Hawai’i design is based on “kapa”, native to the Hawaiian Islands.[/quote]
    Too similar to Oregon, which is almost always a bad thing.

    Speaking of Oregon, am I the only one really hoping they don’t get into the BCS title game so that we don’t have to see what god awful atrocity they unveil for the occasion?[/quote]

    aside from having black and green in the uniform colors what do the Hawai’i and Oregon Uniforms have inn common?[/quote]
    Besides the swoosh, nothing, really

  • Joseph | November 11, 2007 at 7:31 pm |

    I’m actually a big fan of both Hawaii and Oregon’s unis. I love Hawaii’s numerals, and I would love to see what Oregon would come up with for the NC game. You can bet we wouldn’t have seen it before

  • Chris | November 11, 2007 at 7:38 pm |

    News from the CFL…
    The Calgary Stampeders’ coaching staff are using a Stampeder logo pin to hold their poppies on. Not a bad idea since the darn things always fall off.

  • Stevo | November 11, 2007 at 8:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”169316″]1) Is it just me, or do the Hawai’i numbers look awfully cheap? Like the school had some bumper-sticker-material for the numerals?

    2) I went to a high school founded by the Dominican Order, so we definitely rocked the all black football jerseys in high school.

    The other fun thing? The live Friar mascot.[/quote]

    Reminds me of the Iowa Mennonite School. Their colors are Black and White, and they don’t even have a mascot, just IMS on their basketball jerseys. I think they’re the only basketball team in the state without a nickname.

  • Jarred | November 11, 2007 at 8:02 pm |

    Speaking of poppies…

    All 4 CFL teams playing today in the West and East Semi-finals have poppy stickers on the back of their helmets above the Canadian flag.

  • David | November 11, 2007 at 8:16 pm |

    UNI WATCH NOTICE: EVERYONE LOOK AT THE BACK OF LT’S AND CHAMBER’S HELMETS FOR A FLAG DECAL! And get a screen shot if there is none…

  • Stevo | November 11, 2007 at 8:25 pm |

    To whomever decided to put Andrea Kramer in a blue leather jacket: Thank you!

  • Stevo | November 11, 2007 at 8:35 pm |

    I do not have screen grab ability, but it appears that LT does and Chambers does not.

  • LI Phil | November 11, 2007 at 8:37 pm |

    horseshoes in a huddle…now there’s something you don’t see everyday

    now this is a sartorially pleasing uni-matchup

  • Benjamin | November 11, 2007 at 8:41 pm |

    Tomlinson has the flag on.

  • Steve | November 11, 2007 at 8:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”169029″]Georgia fans are acting as if switching to alternate black jerseys has never been done in the history of sports. The move is about as original as their “G” logo. Oh, and I’m sure all of those southern boys just loved painting on the black face.[/quote]

    Yeah dude, why do you have to go there? You know damn well that wasn’t the intention of those fans.

  • RLC44 | November 11, 2007 at 9:14 pm |

    Digging the love for MD over the past few days. While I agree with a poster from a couple of days ago that they need to update their helmets to go with the updated lines of their unis, I absolutely love that the chin cup color matches their face masks while the straps match the helmet color. Coach is about all about the details. With that said, I say go back to using the M with the flag banner or just the flag and no helmet stripes.

    On the topic of the black jerseys, my favorite look from when I was a kid was their black Champion jerseys with the white, yellow and red stripes on the sleeves and their red “Terps” helmet. I couldn’t find any pics though. The closest I got was of Boomer Esiason in the red jerseys.

    (I’m a tool and couldn’t get the links right otherwise there would be pics of what I could find. Sorry.)

  • LI Phil | November 11, 2007 at 9:20 pm |

    can’t do a screen grab…but chambers is DEFINITELY sans old glory

  • Jason G. | November 11, 2007 at 9:37 pm |

    Chamber’s no flag helmet.

  • EK | November 11, 2007 at 9:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”169254″][quote comment=”169033″]
    The shot and game clocks don’t appear to be working. [/quote]
    What did they do, then? I know NCAA rules make you have a spare (or two) available, one of the few things they got right. But aren’t they supposed to go under the basket? (Iowa had a game at Minn. a few years back with the exact same problem, and that’s where the new shot clocks were.)

    I used to work at the scoring table in college (a D-I program). We had an air horn under the table at all games. The scorekeeper said in case both shot clocks went out, he would keep it on a stop watch at the table and blow the horn when it ran out. We never had a problem with them, so it never came to that. Don’t know if it differs by arena.

    Wow…this is really not uni related. Sorry.[/quote]

  • Manzell | November 11, 2007 at 10:07 pm |

    In NBC’s “Toyota Halftime Show”, the showed a clip of the recently deceased Dick Nolan ‘coaching’ his 49’ers team. One of the players (a lineman, it looks like) appears to be wearing sunglasses, as if he is wearing sunglasses DURING the game, under his helmet.

    Can anyone confirm this is what I saw? Can you identify the player?

  • Patrick | November 11, 2007 at 10:09 pm |

    Here’s a fun website, uni-related.

    http://www.throwback...

  • Ryan B | November 11, 2007 at 10:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”169254″][quote comment=”169033″]
    The shot and game clocks don’t appear to be working. [/quote]
    What did they do, then? I know NCAA rules make you have a spare (or two) available, one of the few things they got right. But aren’t they supposed to go under the basket? (Iowa had a game at Minn. a few years back with the exact same problem, and that’s where the new shot clocks were.)

    Wow…this is really not uni related. Sorry.[/quote]
    That’s the protocol – there should be a backup set on the floor.

    If the backup set didn’t work either, then it’s possible they had someone at the scorer’s table with a stopwatch keeping the the shot time with the PA announcer calling out how much time is left (usually in 5-second intervals).

    I’ve also seen a game where they used paddles with numbers on them to show how much time is left. I don’t remember when or where this was, but I do remember that it happened.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | November 11, 2007 at 10:55 pm |

    Tomlinson has removed his visor here in the 4th quarter. Looks really strange.

  • thisbrickhouse | November 11, 2007 at 10:56 pm |

    no pic but LT took off his Visor … i wonder how his vision is…

  • Stevo | November 11, 2007 at 11:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”169361″][quote comment=”169254″][quote comment=”169033″]
    The shot and game clocks don’t appear to be working. [/quote]
    What did they do, then? I know NCAA rules make you have a spare (or two) available, one of the few things they got right. But aren’t they supposed to go under the basket? (Iowa had a game at Minn. a few years back with the exact same problem, and that’s where the new shot clocks were.)

    Wow…this is really not uni related. Sorry.[/quote]
    That’s the protocol – there should be a backup set on the floor.

    If the backup set didn’t work either, then it’s possible they had someone at the scorer’s table with a stopwatch keeping the the shot time with the PA announcer calling out how much time is left (usually in 5-second intervals).

    I’ve also seen a game where they used paddles with numbers on them to show how much time is left. I don’t remember when or where this was, but I do remember that it happened.[/quote]

    I think I remember seeing a game where one of the scorekeepers had a set of flip cards with numbers on them.

  • LI Phil | November 11, 2007 at 11:23 pm |

    hope vinatieri has ‘no slip’ cleats

  • Robb | November 11, 2007 at 11:32 pm |

    Anybody else think the Chargers Powder blues look better wet and at night?

  • Stevo | November 11, 2007 at 11:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”169372″]Anybody else think the Chargers Powder blues look better wet and at night?[/quote]

    They look closer to royal when they’re wet.

  • Josh | November 11, 2007 at 11:44 pm |

    This isn’t uni related, but here’s a good picture of Portsmouth player Glen Johnson playing a ball right off his mug.

    http://msn.foxsports... (From Foxsoccer.com or Fox Sports)

    In uni related news with this game (Manchester City @ Portsmouth) though, there were several Man City players, as well as some Portsmouth players, with poppy stickers on the fronts of their jerseys.

    Following pics are from the Barclays Premier League website.

    http://www.premierle...,,12306~3464603,00.jpg

    http://www.premierle...,,12306~3464605,00.jpg

    http://www.premierle...,,12306~3464609,00.jpg

  • Bryan Redemske | November 11, 2007 at 11:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”169292″]I really like your weekend posts updates, Bryan. This isn’t an attack on Vince, but your’s are little more interesting. They’re obviously not a full column, but they actually feel like a well thought out comment, not just a photo slapped up there with a caption.[/quote]

    Thanks, Mike. That’s what boredom, internet access and an ever-updating AP photo wire will get you. Glad I’m not the only one who finds them interesting.

    And to mike engle — picky picky. Good call, though.

  • Jerry | November 12, 2007 at 12:16 am |

    North Dakota broke out their black alternate hockey sweaters in their game Saturday at Wisconsin. They are UGLY!!

    Here’s the link www.areavoices.com/u... rel="nofollow">

  • Jerry | November 12, 2007 at 12:18 am |

    Let’s try the link again www.areavoices.com/u... rel="nofollow">

  • Jerry | November 12, 2007 at 12:21 am |

    UGH! I can’t get the links to work.

  • Jesse | November 12, 2007 at 12:21 am |

    After watching the Giants today, I have to just go back to what may have been their worst look… check out Craig Morton.

  • Kurt | November 12, 2007 at 12:57 am |

    We wear alot of McDavid stuff for football at my highschool… padded compression shorts, padded compression shirts, workout shirts similar to nikes “dri-fit”(like a loose, thin spandex), etc. They really do make quality equipment… i can see how basketball players are catching on to what a REAL sport has already discovered…

  • LynchMob | November 12, 2007 at 1:12 am |

    Is there still a rule in basketball about not carrying (or “palming”) the basketball? If so, how many times did the-new-OJ get called for it? And also if it is a rule, perhaps the rule book can include a link to this picture (above) … Yow!

  • zach | November 12, 2007 at 1:53 am |

    [quote comment=”169298″][quote comment=”169295″][quote comment=”169293″]Random thought about basketball: I notice that many players wear undershirts with their uniforms in college, yet they almost always disappear once they go to the NBA. Is there a rule one way or the other when it comes to undergarments?[/quote]

    I think you can wear undershirts, but they can’t be visible with the jersey on.[/quote]
    So that’s obviously an NBA rule, seeing that Ben Gordon would literally wear a t-shirt under his #4 UConn jersey, right?[/quote]

    I’m pretty sure UCONN frosh players have to play with a tee shirt on. I’ve noticed that for a while now. Don’t know if that’s official.

  • Jerico | November 12, 2007 at 2:07 am |

    [quote comment=”169385″]After watching the Giants today, I have to just go back to what may have been their worst look… check out Craig Morton.[/quote]
    But you gotta dig their funkadelic NY logo.

  • Chris Cooley | November 12, 2007 at 2:33 am |

    LT had the flag on his helmet again.

    http://www.nfl.com/p...

    Pretty cool picture too.

  • Chris Cooley | November 12, 2007 at 2:35 am |

    [quote comment=”169397″]LT had the flag on his helmet again.

    http://www.nfl.com/p...

    Pretty cool picture too.[/quote]

    Ugh, not sure why the link didn’t work. Go to the 15th picture.

  • Brandon | November 12, 2007 at 2:40 am |

    [quote comment=”169398″][quote comment=”169397″]LT had the flag on his helmet again.

    http://www.nfl.com/p...

    Pretty cool picture too.[/quote]

    Ugh, not sure why the link didn’t work. Go to the 15th picture.[/quote]

    I don’t know why some galleries do that, I found it pretty quickly though. that is one of the better pictures I’ve seen this season so far

  • Eric | November 12, 2007 at 2:55 am |

    Sorry if this is a bit off topic– the forum seems a bit disorganized. Anyways, I go to Michigan State, and last week we played Michigan Tech in exhibition in basketball, and I was blown away by the fact that this little D-II school outfits their basketball team in Nike’s ‘System of Dress!’

    Granted, it seemed like they had their colors just mapped onto a Syracuse-esque template, but it was pretty interesting to me. Can’t say I’m a huge fan of Nike’s ‘System of Dress,’ but I guess I’ll have to keep my eyes open for more teams who have switched.

  • Mike P. | November 12, 2007 at 3:17 am |

    [quote comment=”169395″][quote comment=”169385″]After watching the Giants today, I have to just go back to what may have been their worst look… check out Craig Morton.[/quote]
    But you gotta dig their funkadelic NY logo.[/quote]

    I actually don’t think the red alts are all that bad, but Joe Skiba had some “revolutionary idea” that, i guess, never was OK’d by the Giants Brass… I’m still interested to find out what the idea was going to be….

  • Craig Costello | November 12, 2007 at 5:17 am |

    It might have been mentioned before, but EA are running a NBA jersey design contest. I just killed 20 minutes messing around with the online jersey creator.

    Link

  • Taylor | November 12, 2007 at 6:53 am |

    [quote comment=”169259″]so it can’t be Grambling’s G?

    haytas[/quote]

    They aren’t a major school in sports. Sorry.