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Monday Morning Uni Watch

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Major typo in the English Premier League yesterday, as David Bentley of Blackburn played an entire match with “Betnley” on his back (plus it wasn’t exactly the most graceful arc). As Dan Winkler explains, “David Bentley is one of Blackburn’s best players. He’s been with them for a few years and, in fact, scored a hat trick against Man U a few years ago, so it’s not like he’s the soccer equivalent of a September call-up or was just acquired in a trade. That’s what makes this mistake especially odd.”

By coincidence, there’s another EPL typo of sorts unfolding these days. It involves West Ham’s John Paintsil. Reader Iain Landon explains:

When Paintsil signed with West Ham from the Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv, all of his documentation, including his UK travel paperwork and work permit, had his name as ‘Pantsil’ — note the missing ‘i.’ According to English FA regulations, the name on his shirt has to match his registration, so John Paintsil has become John Pantsil. He only has a handful of appearances for West Ham so far this season, so I haven’t been able to find a photo, but the details of the story are verified here and here.

Meanwhile, back on our side of the pond:

• The Chargers’ season-long streak of having at least one player without an American flag decal was kept intact, as Chris Chambers was flag-free for the third week in a row. LaDainian Tomlinson, however, was flag-clad for the second consecutive week.

• Speaking of the Chargers, someone needs to tell Antonio Cromartie that men don’t look good in sheer hose.

• And speaking of hosiery, Dwight Smith had some serious sock layers going on.

• Charles Woodson, who’s been pushing the uni-related envelope all season, really outdid himself yesterday. Was he wearing tzitzit or what?

• I remain opposed to this look for the Giants, but there were a few interesting details. As Joe Skiba had promised, the “ny” nose bumper logo, which is usually blue outlined in red, was red outlined in blue. And yeah, okay, I can deal with red gloves, red shoelaces, and red undersleeves, but red spats? Enough already. (That player, incidentally, was Kawika Mitchell, and the screen grab comes courtesy of Randy Williams.)

Uni Watch News Ticker: Where do college football uniforms go after they’ve been used? Often to Europe, as seen with this Mississippi State jersey being used by the London Olympians, and this Duke jersey worn by the Coventry Cassidy Jets (also note the personalized “MOM” memorial, all found by Stefan Schubert). … Tons of great historical baseball pics in the New York Public Library’s A.G. Spalding Collection (with thanks to John Ervin). … I’m trying to figure out how they’re going to screw this up. … Hannah Krug notes that the Princeton women’s hoops team has their logo in an interesting spot. “The worst part is that it doesn’t even look like a tiger,” she says. “I’m more reminded of a mole rat.” She also notes that Maryland’s jerseys have a normal back, but Marissa Coleman ties her up into a faux racer back. … The Kitchener Rangers wore special Remembrance Day jerseys on Sunday (with thanks to AJ Brandt). … And CFL teams wore poppy decals yesterday (with thanks to Tim Capper for the screen grab). … Not positive about this, but I think Miguel Cotto is the first fighter I’ve seen with a boxing glove depicted on his waistband (it’s on the back, too). … Cal wore really nice throwbacks (which are now being auctioned off) on Saturday. …Mild hilarity on Saturday night, as Trevor Fulkerson wrote to tell me that an Angels turn-ahead-the-clock jersey was up for auction on eBay. Exactly 21 minutes later, David Linder wrote to tell me that he was the winning (and, incredibly, only) bidder. … “I was browsing through a photo gallery of the 1930 World Cup and ran across this picture of the team from Bolivia,” writes Chuck Nolan Jr. “I assumed they were just wearing special shirts for the team portrait, but then I saw this photo , which would seem to confirm that they wore the shirts during the game.” … It’s amazing how Georgia’s black jersey (which I was fine with) really accentuated the black pants stripe, which up until now I’d barely even noticed. … Awesome socks being worn by Dorchester High in Boston (with thanks to Skott Daltonic). … Duke wore throwback jerseys and helmets on Saturday but ruined it by going monochromatic. … Sure didn’t take long for eye-black messages to go from this to this (that’s Mississippi State’s Eric Butler, as spotted by John Wilmoth). … Mark Graban found an interesting old pic of Donny Baseball with mismatched numerals on his helmet brim. Not only that, but look closer at it appears that the “3” was applied over the “2.”Jeremy Kaufman notes that Michigan State’s Mark Dell has “Focus” written on his wrist tape. … not a good idea. … The 49ers are already wearing a memorial helmet decal for Bill Walsh. Will they add another one tonight for former coach Dick Nolan, who died yesterday? … Fascinating note from Morris Levin, who writes: ” Topps just released its 2007 Update & Highlights set (it’s what used to be “Topps Traded”). Check out the cards for Francisco Rosario and Kyle Lohse. They must not have had game pics in Phillies jerseys because the uniforms are clearly airbrushed. Rosario is wearing his black Blue
Jays cleats, but more telling is the team wordmark on the front. The Topps art department placed a Phillies logo in there and neglected to remove the underline, which is part of the official logo but does not appear on the jerseys.”

Long-Overdue Thanks: About two months ago, after we changed web-hosting companies, I asked for volunteers to help fix all the non-ASCII characters that had gotten garbled during the server changeover. Six readers answered the call, which was great — and I failed to publicly acknowledge them until now, which is not so great. So for the record, I owe a big debt of gratitude to Chris Schoenthal, Chris Roberts, Mark McGinnis, Matt Edwards, Forrest Carpenter, and Kyle Joecken. Mea culpa for not thanking them until now.

 

151 comments to Monday Morning Uni Watch

  • Shane | November 12, 2007 at 9:38 am |

    “When Paintsil signed with West Ham from the Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv [where his NOB looked like this — PL]”

    When did Hapoel Tel Aviv ever play the Brazilian national team? Isn’t that from the Ghana national side?

  • Paul Lukas | November 12, 2007 at 9:40 am |

    [quote comment=”169521″]”When Paintsil signed with West Ham from the Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv [where his NOB looked like this — PL]”

    When did Hapoel Tel Aviv ever play the Brazilian national team? Isn’t that from the Ghana national side?[/quote]

    Yes, good call — my bad.

  • Wade Harder | November 12, 2007 at 9:41 am |

    While I didn’t mind the black jerseys that Georgia wore the other Bulldogs in the SEC need to get ride of the maroon on maroon look.

  • Joey | November 12, 2007 at 9:44 am |

    Being a MSU student, it’s nice to see a lot of Miss. State talk on the post today…

    We like the all-maroon look, but we like our all-whites better I think.

  • al | November 12, 2007 at 9:47 am |

    Those bumpers on the g-men sure look like they were blue outlined in red.

  • Matt Berry | November 12, 2007 at 9:50 am |

    I noticed the stripe on UGA’s pant earlier this year, I’ve liked it ever since. Adds a nice little idiosyncrasy to our uniforms.

  • todd krevanchi | November 12, 2007 at 9:50 am |

    re: dick nolan

    A. he has been in poor health for some time now and i wouldnt be surprised if a decal was created and produced ahead of time.

    B. since dick nolan has been the muse for coaches wearing suits (or at least for mike nolan anyway), wouldnt it be something to see the entire 49er coaching staff honor him by wearing suits tonight.

  • Joey | November 12, 2007 at 9:51 am |

    More about Miss. State:

    Our all white look is very much loved by the fans, mostly because it brings back memories of this.

  • al | November 12, 2007 at 9:58 am |

    The Cal unis looked very CFL

  • NateL | November 12, 2007 at 10:00 am |

    I was shocked to see LaDanian Tomlinson sans his dark-colored mask on his Darth Vader helmet last night. Probably had something to do with the rain? He usually wears it for other night games, doesn’t he?

  • Rick | November 12, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    [quote comment=”169531″]Those bumpers on the g-men sure look like they were blue outlined in red.[/quote]

    I thought that too. Any close up pics from the game yesterday Paul?

  • Nate from SlipperyRock | November 12, 2007 at 10:09 am |

    It was great to see someone actually noticed the whole airbrushing of the baseball cards other than me. I have never really stated it on here, however, as an avid collector of cards I’ve noticed that they do airbrush a lot. Usually if a player gets traded in the off season, they will air brush it. If it is close to the deadline of when the cards need to be printed, you may find the airbrushing along with the color accents on the card to be slightly off, usually representing their former team. It will be fun to see this upcoming season some of the big name stars have their jerseys airbrushed.

  • Jason G. | November 12, 2007 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”169541″]I was shocked to see LaDanian Tomlinson sans his dark-colored mask on his Darth Vader helmet last night. Probably had something to do with the rain? He usually wears it for other night games, doesn’t he?[/quote]

    He was wearing it early on and then took it off towards the end of the game.

  • John M | November 12, 2007 at 10:14 am |

    In the Cal throwback picture, note the mismatching wristbands.

  • Tim | November 12, 2007 at 10:17 am |
  • Robert | November 12, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    How does one pronounce “tzitzit” (zit-zit?)?

  • dm00n | November 12, 2007 at 10:32 am |

    At least one of the Chargers looked like his flag was actually applied partially over the bolt. Seems like they are sometimes haphazard when they do apply them.

  • Surly | November 12, 2007 at 10:32 am |

    Those special Kitchener Ranger jersey’s are only used once and then auctioned off and the money given to the Legion here. Actually this year there were worn twice, the last home game before the 11th and then decided to wear them for the 11th when they played in Ottawa.

    This is the 4th year of wearing the special jerseys. they have rasied over 50K.

  • Daren L | November 12, 2007 at 10:32 am |

    The independent American Association has a new ballclub for 2008 – the Wichita Wingnuts.

  • Jason Thomson | November 12, 2007 at 10:36 am |

    I haven’t been paying enough attention to the CFL this season, but what’s the story behind Winnipeg’s gold uniforms. Really dig the helmets and logo…

  • dm00n | November 12, 2007 at 10:37 am |

    From the Stanford – Northwestern State basketball game:

    On a lighter note, Northwestern State’s C.J. Clark (#11) and Logan McConathy (#5) both played in incorrect jerseys (#42 and #10, respectively), confusing the official scorers at Maples to no end.

  • girad31 | November 12, 2007 at 10:38 am |

    I have no pictures to back it up, but I’m pretty sure Duke wore monochromatic home unis in the 60’s.

    Maybe someone can dig up a photo, because I remember them wearing all-blue at home as late as 68.

  • dm00n | November 12, 2007 at 10:39 am |

    Yet another Rays uni breakdown.

  • Michael Doucette | November 12, 2007 at 10:42 am |

    Dont know if yesterday’s comments get this one, but the Chargers players had their uni numbers on the top on their chin strap straps, at least for players who were wearing the one that goes through the top of the facemask and is bolted into the sides of the forehead of the helmet. You can kinda see it here on Rivers, and LT. Sorry for the bad pics, but I know they were there.

  • girad31 | November 12, 2007 at 10:46 am |

    Here’s a link to Duke wearing all-blue in 1962.

  • girad31 | November 12, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    Take two on the Duke uni…

  • Seth H | November 12, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    How does one pronounce “tzitzit” (zit-zit?)?

    It is close (but not 100%) to the way you would pronounce the beginning of “tsetse fly.”

    It starts with a Hebrew letter that has no equivalent in English, which is why it is usually transliterated as “tz.”

  • Saru | November 12, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    Um, Bolivia? There is one letter missing, making it read close to Homer Simpson’s pronunciation: U R Gay.

  • Shane | November 12, 2007 at 10:50 am |

    Took me a minute to get around to it, but your weekend SPL uni stuffs:

    Aberdeen broke out the wasps versus Hearts on Sunday. Also, Hearts appeared to be wearing a kind of poppy patch. I was wondering how they were keeping them on the whole match. Hibs went the more tradtional route.

    Nothing else of note with the limited schedule ahead of the Scotland/Italy Euro clash, though I still love both of these kits nearly as much as my own Gers.

  • Duckstyle187 | November 12, 2007 at 10:58 am |

    [quote comment=”169572″]Dont know if yesterday’s comments get this one, but the Chargers players had their uni numbers on the top on their chin strap straps, at least for players who were wearing the one that goes through the top of the facemask and is bolted into the sides of the forehead of the helmet. You can kinda see it here on Rivers, and LT. Sorry for the bad pics, but I know they were there.[/quote]

    Last week I noticed this on the Chiefs as well. I think nearly every player I saw had their number on the strap. It was new to me, but maybe its fairly commonplace and we just never noticed it before.

  • Dusty | November 12, 2007 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”169550″][quote comment=”169541″]I was shocked to see LaDanian Tomlinson sans his dark-colored mask on his Darth Vader helmet last night. Probably had something to do with the rain? He usually wears it for other night games, doesn’t he?[/quote]

    He was wearing it early on and then took it off towards the end of the game.[/quote]

    Yeah the rain gets gets on it then if you use your hand to wipe it off it just smears the water like a bad windshield wiper. Clinton Hart, another Charger who uses a clear shield every game was without his too.

  • Dusty | November 12, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”169543″][quote comment=”169531″]Those bumpers on the g-men sure look like they were blue outlined in red.[/quote]

    I thought that too.

    Any close up pics from the game yesterday Paul?[/quote]

    I third this. I was looking for the red outlined in blue and saw only players with what was blue outline in red.

  • Gavin | November 12, 2007 at 11:04 am |

    Topps has been doing extremely poor photoshop jobs on players who change teams during the off-season. Alfonso Soriano’s card for this year has a block number font, an all-blue helmet (he’s wearing what’s supposed to be his road uni), and a red stripe (!) down the side of his pants.

  • Scott | November 12, 2007 at 11:11 am |

    I don’t have pictoral evidence, but I have noticed that on the Schutt Ion helmet, when the player uses the two-low strap hook up, it has a very weird effect. It looks like the first low buckle goes up through the facemask then back down to clip on. At first I thought it was just one players’ quirk, but I noticed watching the Illinois game that all players that used the low hook ups had the snap that way.

  • KT | November 12, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    Have the Chiefs been wearing that AFL patch all year? I can’t figure out what it’s for, unless it’s for 45 years in KC or something. Because this would be the 48th season for those original AFL teams.

    Ah, it’s the Lamar Hunt tribute, I see. Never mind.

  • College Kid | November 12, 2007 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”169592″]I don’t have pictoral evidence, but I have noticed that on the Schutt Ion helmet, when the player uses the two-low strap hook up, it has a very weird effect. It looks like the first low buckle goes up through the facemask then back down to clip on. At first I thought it was just one players’ quirk, but I noticed watching the Illinois game that all players that used the low hook ups had the snap that way.[/quote]

    That’s how the Ion helmet and facemasks were designed.

    [quote comment=”169584″][quote comment=”169572″]Dont know if yesterday’s comments get this one, but the Chargers players had their uni numbers on the top on their chin strap straps, at least for players who were wearing the one that goes through the top of the facemask and is bolted into the sides of the forehead of the helmet. You can kinda see it here on Rivers, and LT. Sorry for the bad pics, but I know they were there.[/quote]

    Last week I noticed this on the Chiefs as well. I think nearly every player I saw had their number on the strap. It was new to me, but maybe its fairly commonplace and we just never noticed it before.[/quote]

    As a student equipment manager…I don’t see the point in NFL teams writing the player number on the chinstraps. I don’t know of any colleges that do it, and a player will usually go through at least 4 or 5 chinstraps in a season due to wear and tear anyway.

  • LeRoy in Wisconsin | November 12, 2007 at 11:24 am |

    Did anyone else notice that Marvin Harrison’s jersey in last nights game looked like it had been modified on the front to fit tighter?

    I haven’t found any good pics of it so I’m hoping that it wasn’t just his shoulder pads with some double sided tape showing through.

  • Scott | November 12, 2007 at 11:34 am |

    Time to play “how many things are wrong with this picture“:

    Leaving aside the sports bra look (mercifully not presented full on; you’re welcome), the purple bike pants, the hosiery issues on the Beavs, and Swooshorama, what’s up with the thigh of the guy on the right?

  • Daren L | November 12, 2007 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”169567″]I haven’t been paying enough attention to the CFL this season, but what’s the story behind Winnipeg’s gold uniforms. Really dig the helmets and logo…[/quote]
    That’s the Blue Bombers’ third jersey and helmet that they introduced last season.

  • ToasterPoodle | November 12, 2007 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”169610″]Time to play “how many things are wrong with this picture“:

    Leaving aside the sports bra look (mercifully not presented full on; you’re welcome), the purple bike pants, the hosiery issues on the Beavs, and Swooshorama, what’s up with the thigh of the guy on the right?[/quote]
    I don’t think that I would call the those bike pants. They are a little above the knee, but there is still a knee pad in place.
    Besides next to those Oregon St. travesties, even the purple looks okay

  • Mike | November 12, 2007 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”169605″]Did anyone else notice that Marvin Harrison’s jersey in last nights game looked like it had been modified on the front to fit tighter?

    I haven’t found any good pics of it so I’m hoping that it wasn’t just his shoulder pads with some double sided tape showing through.[/quote]
    I didn’t see the game but I thought he didn’t play?

  • Pat | November 12, 2007 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”169605″]Did anyone else notice that Marvin Harrison’s jersey in last nights game looked like it had been modified on the front to fit tighter?

    I haven’t found any good pics of it so I’m hoping that it wasn’t just his shoulder pads with some double sided tape showing through.[/quote]

    Marvin Harrison didn’t play last night. In fact, he wasn’t even in San Diego. Maybe you are thinking of Reggie Wayne?

  • Ian K | November 12, 2007 at 11:52 am |

    I thought Mike Nolan and Jack Del Rio were approved to SUIT UP! for two games each this year. This hasn’t happened yet right? And the NFL didn’t renege on this agreement?

    Since Mike Nolan originally started the suit crusade in honor of his dad, I wonder if he’ll try to wear a suit for all remaining 49ers games. It’s just odd that the NFL would say “no you can’t dress nice, here, wear this sweatshirt.”
    And I know marketing agreements, blah blah blah, but I bet Nolan ignores them and suits up for the rest of ’07. I wish the Niners were good so we could see this in the playoffs.

  • ATLien | November 12, 2007 at 11:53 am |

    I liked the black UGA jerseys, but they almost gave me a stroke.

    Everybody knows that teams doing stuff like that have a tendency to lose. Irish, Bears, Browns, etc.

  • TOG | November 12, 2007 at 11:54 am |

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

    The current change to the Chargers light blue unis by Reebok suck. And when you have the design answer underneath your nose…(google Alworth) the screw-up is that much worse.

    http://www.hickokspo...

  • Pat | November 12, 2007 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”169626″]I thought Mike Nolan and Jack Del Rio were approved to SUIT UP! for two games each this year. This hasn’t happened yet right? And the NFL didn’t renege on this agreement?

    Since Mike Nolan originally started the suit crusade in honor of his dad, I wonder if he’ll try to wear a suit for all remaining 49ers games. It’s just odd that the NFL would say “no you can’t dress nice, here, wear this sweatshirt.”
    And I know marketing agreements, blah blah blah, but I bet Nolan ignores them and suits up for the rest of ’07. I wish the Niners were good so we could see this in the playoffs.[/quote]

    Nolan and Del Rio have both suited up for a few games this year. They were both cleared by the NFL to wear a suit for home games.

  • LeRoy in Wisconsin | November 12, 2007 at 12:02 pm |

    Correction I don’t believe Harrison played last night. It must have been one of the other receivers.

  • todd krevanchi | November 12, 2007 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”169610″]Time to play “how many things are wrong with this picture“:

    Leaving aside the sports bra look (mercifully not presented full on; you’re welcome), the purple bike pants, the hosiery issues on the Beavs, and Swooshorama, what’s up with the thigh of the guy on the right?[/quote]

    the only thing wrong i see with this picture is that the oregon st tackler seems to have a tear in right pant leg which appears to be temporarily fixed with tape.

  • Charlie | November 12, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    Georgia came out of the locker room for warm-ups on Saturday wearing their red jerseys, and then removed them to reveal the black jersey’s underneath. (Their students were having a “black out” for the game.)

  • David L | November 12, 2007 at 12:14 pm |

    A few things of note:
    The chargers powder blue jerseys aren’t intended to be throwbacks. They’re simply powder blue versions of the new design. One of the key points of the new unis was to give the present team it’s own signature, while calling upon the teams uniform history(powder blue)

    re: haphazardly applied American flag stickers.
    The stickers don’t fit will with where the bolt goes on the back of the helmet. Depending on the helmet style, it either has to overlap a little, or be placed vertically. I’ve seen both done.

  • Ben | November 12, 2007 at 12:18 pm |

    Is it just me or does the “2” on the Mattingly helmet look like a mailbox number?

  • Joe | November 12, 2007 at 12:26 pm |

    whats wrong with the giants red? at least its in their color scheme, unlike all these teams going black like the mets. Im fine with it. id even like to see a red helmet. They have always been red white and blue

  • Greg V. | November 12, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    One of the Baltimore Ravens’ defensive linemen had a 6-point chinstrap on yesterday. The top 2 points were fixed and the lower 4 were snapped. I can’t find a picture though.

  • Jeff | November 12, 2007 at 12:37 pm |

    No mention of LT going visor-free? I thought it was pretty cool seeing him without the black visor…. but I missed it actually.

  • interlockingtc | November 12, 2007 at 12:46 pm |

    Nice catch on the Phillies cards. One of the pleasures of collecting sports cards as a kid in the ’70’s was examining and evaluating the quality of the hand painted, or air-brushed, logos and uniforms on the traded players’ cards. Sometimes the effort was so weak it was laughable…Yet, always charming and human. I felt like I, as a kid, could’ve done a better job.

  • Hed-Bone11 | November 12, 2007 at 12:49 pm |

    One of the Baltimore Ravens’ defensive linemen had a 6-point chinstrap on yesterday. The top 2 points were fixed and the lower 4 were snapped. I can’t find a picture though.

    Kelly Gregg and Dawan Landry both wear the 6-point straps.

  • Marty Met | November 12, 2007 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”169610″]Time to play “how many things are wrong with this picture“:

    Leaving aside the sports bra look (mercifully not presented full on; you’re welcome), the purple bike pants, the hosiery issues on the Beavs, and Swooshorama, what’s up with the thigh of the guy on the right?[/quote]

    At the risk of being told that I don’t get it, I like the Beavers uniforms. Give me Ducks vs. Beavers any day over that God awful Chargers vs. Colts game any day.

  • Philly Bill | November 12, 2007 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”169578″]Um, Bolivia? There is one letter missing, making it read close to Homer Simpson’s pronunciation: U R Gay.[/quote]

    “Heh heh heh… look at this country!”

  • Teebz | November 12, 2007 at 12:50 pm |

    While Winnipeg has reserved that gold jersey as their alternate jersey, there is a story behind it.

    I’m almost certain they introduced those jerseys as a way to honour the first Bomber team that won a Grey Cup. I’m researching that now.

    However, they are popular in terms of sales, and there were a ton of people who were wearing from what I could see on TV yesterday.

  • Wayne | November 12, 2007 at 12:50 pm |

    I’ve noticed the same thing with Topps cards recently. The 2007 Topps Randy Moss card looks horrible. It’s obvious it’s a photo that’s been airbrushed to make him wearing a Patriots uniform instead of a Raiders uni. The same thing goes for the Travis Taylor card. The photo is from him playing for the Vikings, but on the card he’s wearing a Raiders uni.

  • Mike | November 12, 2007 at 1:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”169610″]Time to play “how many things are wrong with this picture“:

    Leaving aside the sports bra look (mercifully not presented full on; you’re welcome), the purple bike pants, the hosiery issues on the Beavs, and Swooshorama, what’s up with the thigh of the guy on the right?[/quote]
    I can understand how people don’t like the OSU jerseys, but seriously how can anyone complain about the Huskies unis? They’re simple, understated, have history, but still have a little flair…everything people love. Are we really THAT obsessed with purple hating?

  • Chance | November 12, 2007 at 1:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”169642″]
    re: haphazardly applied American flag stickers.
    The stickers don’t fit will with where the bolt goes on the back of the helmet. Depending on the helmet style, it either has to overlap a little, or be placed vertically. I’ve seen both done.[/quote]

    Vertically? Unless they have a different set of decals for that, it would mean displaying the flag incorrectly. When hung vertically, the blue field should be in the upper left corner.

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

    [quote comment=”169580″]Took me a minute to get around to it, but your weekend SPL uni stuffs:

    Aberdeen broke out the wasps versus Hearts on Sunday. Also, Hearts appeared to be wearing a kind of poppy patch. I was wondering how they were keeping them on the whole match. Hibs went the more tradtional route.

    Nothing else of note with the limited schedule ahead of the Scotland/Italy Euro clash, though I still love both of these kits nearly as much as my own Gers.[/quote]

    Aberdeen are wearing a modernised type of throwback shirt. Yellow and back stripes were their original colours till 1939.

  • slurpeeman | November 12, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    As a kid in the 70’s, I always looked forward to the Penn State/Temple game. I remember Temple wore some really unorthodox uniforms in that era. Saturday I was pleased to see the Owls have gone back to those helmets and pants, but I SWEAR there was more to the uniforms of that era. My memory is murky: was it horizontally striped long sleeves, or was it horizontal stripes running from shoulder pad to shoulder pad? Does anyone know of a pictorial history of Temple’s unis, or at least archival photos?

  • =bg= | November 12, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    Gehrig jersey goes for almost half a mill…

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

  • =bg= | November 12, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”169536″]re: dick nolan

    A. he has been in poor health for some time now and i wouldnt be surprised if a decal was created and produced ahead of time.

    B. since dick nolan has been the muse for coaches wearing suits (or at least for mike nolan anyway), wouldnt it be something to see the entire 49er coaching staff honor him by wearing suits tonight.[/quote]

    a GREAT idea. they could also honor him with a W….but I am fairly certain that won’t happen.

  • jeff in detroit | November 12, 2007 at 1:20 pm |

    topps did the same thing for gary sheffield on the tigers. it was brutal. he was in a yankees road jersey. they did a horrible job of writing “detroit” across the front (the orange outline was too thin) and to top it off they kept the number 11 even though he wore number 3 for the tigers

  • Rick | November 12, 2007 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”169683″]As a kid in the 70’s, I always looked forward to the Penn State/Temple game. I remember Temple wore some really unorthodox uniforms in that era. Saturday I was pleased to see the Owls have gone back to those helmets and pants, but I SWEAR there was more to the uniforms of that era. My memory is murky: was it horizontally striped long sleeves, or was it horizontal stripes running from shoulder pad to shoulder pad? Does anyone know of a pictorial history of Temple’s unis, or at least archival photos?[/quote]

    You can go to the Temple University Athletics site, the football page, and open up the 2007 Media Guide. In the history section (about page 9) you’ll see the 1970s unis.

  • bcrt | November 12, 2007 at 1:31 pm |

    Over the last week or two, I’ve noticed a bunch of teams have worn white at home, and the Sabres will also be wearing white retros at the Winter Classic (Pens will be wearing Powder Blue). It seems to be random as to which jersey a team will wear at home now.

    Just some evidence:
    Phoenix @ SJ (Nov 10):
    http://extras.mngint...

    Columbus @ Nashville (Nov 10):
    http://images.sports...

    SJ @ Anaheim (Nov 9):
    http://images.sports...

    Columbus @ Detroit (Nov 9):
    http://images.sports...

    Toronto @ Buffalo (Nov 9):
    http://images.sports...

  • Jerico | November 12, 2007 at 1:40 pm |

    Bill Belichick: crusty football coach or fashion plate? (top left)

  • Michael | November 12, 2007 at 2:00 pm |

    UGA played the jersey switch out perfectly. You had to be there to truly take it in! In warm ups coach Richt pointed to the stands & all the black. When the captains came out in red we all were a little let down until we saw them in the tunnel going towards the entrance! Then the roar started where those of us could see in the tunnel it spread & reached a crescendo when the team burst through the banner! If that wasn’t enough the place went crazy again when they played Back In Black!

    I’m surprised Paul didn’t comment on some of the different sock & tight combos the UGA players had on some of which I hadn’t see before. Of course they were black with some red on them. To tell you how far the ruse went most of the players had on there regular sock look in warm-ups (for instance Knowshoun Moreno with his black on top white on bottom look) but then were all black for the game. Anyway you can read a good account of how it was planned & went down here:

  • Michael | November 12, 2007 at 2:00 pm |

  • Michael | November 12, 2007 at 2:00 pm |
  • Alan #44 | November 12, 2007 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”169697″]Bill Belichick: crusty football coach or fashion plate? (top left)[/quote]
    How can that thing cost $145????

  • Bendert | November 12, 2007 at 2:19 pm |

    Doesn’t Wichita’s new baseball team the Wingnuts sound a lot like the Lansing Lugnuts? Different type of nut/bolt, but still its pretty close.

  • Kevin | November 12, 2007 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”169707″][quote comment=”169697″]Bill Belichick: crusty football coach or fashion plate? (top left)[/quote]
    How can that thing cost $145????[/quote]

    Cause its Urban Outfitters and they say so. Sad thing is people will pay that price for that sweatshirt too.

  • al | November 12, 2007 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”169589″][quote comment=”169543″][quote comment=”169531″]Those bumpers on the g-men sure look like they were blue outlined in red.[/quote]

    I thought that too.

    Any close up pics from the game yesterday Paul?[/quote]

    I third this. I was looking for the red outlined in blue and saw only players with what was blue outline in red.[/quote]

    Here is a good pic of the bumper, as well as here

  • Mina Mikhael | November 12, 2007 at 2:39 pm |

    not totally uni related but the chargers field numbers were altered to appear in the military font rather than the standard numbers used

    unfortunately i cannot find any good pictures…help?

  • Carl G | November 12, 2007 at 3:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”169678″][quote comment=”169642″]
    re: haphazardly applied American flag stickers.
    The stickers don’t fit will with where the bolt goes on the back of the helmet. Depending on the helmet style, it either has to overlap a little, or be placed vertically. I’ve seen both done.[/quote]

    Vertically? Unless they have a different set of decals for that, it would mean displaying the flag incorrectly. When hung vertically, the blue field should be in the upper left corner.[/quote]

    Maybe I am wrong, but it seems from the Flag regulations that they are not supposed to be used as either (1) wearing apparel (Sec. 8(d)) or (2) as an athletic uniform (Sec. 8(j)). I guess techically it is part of the helmet, but a helmet is part of the uniform and the players wear the uniform.

  • Carl G | November 12, 2007 at 3:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”169697″]Bill Belichick: crusty football coach or fashion plate? (top left)[/quote]
    Should read “cheating football coach or cheating fashion plate”

  • Broker75 | November 12, 2007 at 3:36 pm |

    The Giants in red look good, especially under the lights. They would look real good if the jersey was a one piece long sleeve for the colder months.
    The short sleeve jersey over top the baggy sweatshirt (see Eli Manning), looks awful.

  • Pat | November 12, 2007 at 4:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”169728″][quote comment=”169697″]Bill Belichick: crusty football coach or fashion plate? (top left)[/quote]
    Should read “cheating football coach or cheating fashion plate”[/quote]

    Very original. Did you think that up all by yourself? I’ve never heard that before. Aren’t people over this yet?

  • Refdude | November 12, 2007 at 4:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”169728″][quote comment=”169697″]Bill Belichick: crusty football coach or fashion plate? (top left)[/quote]
    Should read “cheating football coach or cheating fashion plate”[/quote]

    Perhaps “9-0 football coach” or “9-0 fashion plate” might also be appropriate as well.

  • Aaron Scholder | November 12, 2007 at 4:15 pm |

    The Rangers and Leafs wore Hall of Game Patches on Saturday. Sorry if it was mentioned already:
    http://sports.yahoo....
    http://sports.yahoo....

    The Rangers, as usual, wore theirs on their shoulders:
    http://sports.yahoo....
    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Kevin | November 12, 2007 at 4:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”169740″][quote comment=”169728″][quote comment=”169697″]Bill Belichick: crusty football coach or fashion plate? (top left)[/quote]
    Should read “cheating football coach or cheating fashion plate”[/quote]

    Very original. Did you think that up all by yourself? I’ve never heard that before. Aren’t people over this yet?[/quote]

    As much as the Patriots and their fans wish, this will never go away.

  • Carl G | November 12, 2007 at 4:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”169740″][quote comment=”169728″][quote comment=”169697″]Bill Belichick: crusty football coach or fashion plate? (top left)[/quote]
    Should read “cheating football coach or cheating fashion plate”[/quote]

    Very original. Did you think that up all by yourself? I’ve never heard that before. Aren’t people over this yet?[/quote]

    I love how people always decide for themselves when we should get over something. People talk about Bonds and steroids for years and years, but oh, Belicheck cheated and we should just get over it, although it probably had a much bigger impact on the sport and championships.

  • Carl G | November 12, 2007 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”169747″][quote comment=”169740″][quote comment=”169728″][quote comment=”169697″]Bill Belichick: crusty football coach or fashion plate? (top left)[/quote]
    Should read “cheating football coach or cheating fashion plate”[/quote]

    Very original. Did you think that up all by yourself? I’ve never heard that before. Aren’t people over this yet?[/quote]

    As much as the Patriots and their fans wish, this will never go away.[/quote]

    Why should it go away? People still talk about the black sox scandal. If you dont want it talked about, dont do it in the first place.

  • Cheri | November 12, 2007 at 4:30 pm |

    Shaun Phillips (Defense #95) from the Chargers was wearing yellow wristbands with the powder blue alternate jersey. I really like that liked that bit of accent color.

  • warren thompson | November 12, 2007 at 4:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”169648″]whats wrong with the giants red? at least its in their color scheme, unlike all these teams going black like the mets. Im fine with it. id even like to see a red helmet. They have always been red white and blue[/quote]

    Agreed. A red helmet with Michigan-style wings and stripes in blue would also be nice ….

  • Pat | November 12, 2007 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”169749″][quote comment=”169747″][quote comment=”169740″][quote comment=”169728″][quote comment=”169697″]Bill Belichick: crusty football coach or fashion plate? (top left)[/quote]
    Should read “cheating football coach or cheating fashion plate”[/quote]

    Very original. Did you think that up all by yourself? I’ve never heard that before. Aren’t people over this yet?[/quote]

    As much as the Patriots and their fans wish, this will never go away.[/quote]

    Why should it go away? People still talk about the black sox scandal. If you dont want it talked about, dont do it in the first place.[/quote]

    It should go away because IT WASN’T A BIG DEAL. I’m not going to go the “every coach did it” route because there is no way you can prove that. But, is there nothing to the way the Patriots are playing now that can prove that it didn’t give them that great of an edge? They were punished for it, pretty severely, unlike Barry Bonds, which is the biggest reason why this is NOTHING like the Bonds situation. This is still a topic for discussion because no one knows for sure whether he used steroids for a sustained period of time since he won’t admit anything. Belichick got caught and took his punishment.

    People talk about the Black Sox scandal? Like who? Where are the Greg Easterbrook like people who are writing and analyzing the Black Sox scandal right now? How often does this come up? You want to compare something that happened in 1919 to something that happened in 2007 and has already been taken care of by the league?

    Sure, it can still be a controversy, whatever. When the Patriots finish the season 19-0 with their 4th Super Bowl people will talk about this. That’s all fine. But why is it every time someone makes a remark about Bill Belichick some one comes out and makes a dumb ass joke about the “cheating?” if you are going to make a joke, at least make it funny, or original, or something that hasn’t been said a million times before.

    And, by the way, Patriots fans don’t really care if this goes away or not. They don’t care if you hate their team, their coach, their quarterback, or anyone else. All they care about is that they are winning.

  • Kevin | November 12, 2007 at 4:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”169754″][quote comment=”169749″][quote comment=”169747″][quote comment=”169740″][quote comment=”169728″][quote comment=”169697″]Bill Belichick: crusty football coach or fashion plate? (top left)[/quote]
    Should read “cheating football coach or cheating fashion plate”[/quote]

    Very original. Did you think that up all by yourself? I’ve never heard that before. Aren’t people over this yet?[/quote]

    As much as the Patriots and their fans wish, this will never go away.[/quote]

    Why should it go away? People still talk about the black sox scandal. If you dont want it talked about, dont do it in the first place.[/quote]

    It should go away because IT WASN’T A BIG DEAL. I’m not going to go the “every coach did it” route because there is no way you can prove that. But, is there nothing to the way the Patriots are playing now that can prove that it didn’t give them that great of an edge? They were punished for it, pretty severely, unlike Barry Bonds, which is the biggest reason why this is NOTHING like the Bonds situation. This is still a topic for discussion because no one knows for sure whether he used steroids for a sustained period of time since he won’t admit anything. Belichick got caught and took his punishment.

    People talk about the Black Sox scandal? Like who? Where are the Greg Easterbrook like people who are writing and analyzing the Black Sox scandal right now? How often does this come up? You want to compare something that happened in 1919 to something that happened in 2007 and has already been taken care of by the league?

    Sure, it can still be a controversy, whatever. When the Patriots finish the season 19-0 with their 4th Super Bowl people will talk about this. That’s all fine. But why is it every time someone makes a remark about Bill Belichick some one comes out and makes a dumb ass joke about the “cheating?” if you are going to make a joke, at least make it funny, or original, or something that hasn’t been said a million times before.

    And, by the way, Patriots fans don’t really care if this goes away or not. They don’t care if you hate their team, their coach, their quarterback, or anyone else. All they care about is that they are winning.[/quote]

    You go on a long rant there for someone that doesn’t care.

  • Eli | November 12, 2007 at 4:47 pm |

    Not sure exactly how relevant this is, but it’s pretty funny. Today, AdultSwim.com posted a video of Carl from Aqua Teen Hunger Force discussing the Giants’ red jerseys. He makes some…interesting points.

    http://www.adultswim...

  • William Harrison | November 12, 2007 at 4:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”169693″]Over the last week or two, I’ve noticed a bunch of teams have worn white at home, and the Sabres will also be wearing white retros at the Winter Classic (Pens will be wearing Powder Blue). It seems to be random as to which jersey a team will wear at home now.

    Just some evidence:
    Phoenix @ SJ (Nov 10):
    http://extras.mngint...

    Columbus @ Nashville (Nov 10):
    http://images.sports...

    SJ @ Anaheim (Nov 9):
    http://images.sports...

    Columbus @ Detroit (Nov 9):
    http://images.sports...

    Toronto @ Buffalo (Nov 9):
    http://images.sports...

    I know Buffalo is has league permission to wear white at home for Division games; I am not sure about the rest of them…

  • Pat | November 12, 2007 at 4:52 pm |

    [quote]You go on a long rant there for someone that doesn’t care.[quote]

    I don’t care. it just bugs me when people make the stupid jokes. I could have just said that. But I didn’t.

    If people want to say something funny about it, then I’m all for it. It’s when someone makes a stupid, unfunny, unoriginal, beating a dead horse comment about it that I get a little bugged. Same thing happens with everything else people make dumb jokes about, purple, Nike, “logo creep” whatever. I’m just on edge today because I had to work and no one else in my department did.

  • Michael Doucette | November 12, 2007 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”169678″][quote comment=”169642″]
    re: haphazardly applied American flag stickers.
    The stickers don’t fit will with where the bolt goes on the back of the helmet. Depending on the helmet style, it either has to overlap a little, or be placed vertically. I’ve seen both done.[/quote]

    Vertically? Unless they have a different set of decals for that, it would mean displaying the flag incorrectly. When hung vertically, the blue field should be in the upper left corner.[/quote]

    That site is ridiculous…whether you support the flag or not, that seems like way too much trouble to go through…

  • Mike from Queens | November 12, 2007 at 5:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”169761″]Not sure exactly how relevant this is, but it’s pretty funny. Today, AdultSwim.com posted a video of Carl from Aqua Teen Hunger Force discussing the Giants’ red jerseys. He makes some…interesting points.

    http://www.adultswim...

    “TO? With his to TD catches? No, I blame another TO. The word to. As in to many penalties, to much standing around, and them friggin’ throwback jerseys are to red… This goes back to ancient caveman times. Research has shown that the color red is associated with menstrual blood. Therefore, you’re seen as a woman, and not a worthy opponent.”

    Christ… thank you, Eli. Thank you.

    On another note, it kind of looks to me that the 2 on Mattingly’s helmet is placed over the 3, not the other way around. I know the 3 seems to bleed into that strip that has the 2 on it, but I think a more likely explanation is that the 2 is printed on a clear strip of tape, and the 3 is warped a bit by the layering on top of it. I might have just confused myself with that explanation. Basically, the 2 is applied on a clear strip of tape over the 3.

  • DannyB | November 12, 2007 at 5:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”169668″]While Winnipeg has reserved that gold jersey as their alternate jersey, there is a story behind it.

    I’m almost certain they introduced those jerseys as a way to honour the first Bomber team that won a Grey Cup. I’m researching that now.

    However, they are popular in terms of sales, and there were a ton of people who were wearing from what I could see on TV yesterday.[/quote]

    Well sure, any kid with a gold shirt and a roll of electrical tape can make his own, too.

    Go Riders!

  • Mets Fan in Chicago | November 12, 2007 at 5:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”169758″][quote comment=”169754″][quote comment=”169749″][quote comment=”169747″][quote comment=”169740″][quote comment=”169728″][quote comment=”169697″]Bill Belichick: crusty football coach or fashion plate? (top left)[/quote]
    Should read “cheating football coach or cheating fashion plate”[/quote]

    Very original. Did you think that up all by yourself? I’ve never heard that before. Aren’t people over this yet?[/quote]

    As much as the Patriots and their fans wish, this will never go away.[/quote]

    Why should it go away? People still talk about the black sox scandal. If you dont want it talked about, dont do it in the first place.[/quote]

    It should go away because IT WASN’T A BIG DEAL. I’m not going to go the “every coach did it” route because there is no way you can prove that. But, is there nothing to the way the Patriots are playing now that can prove that it didn’t give them that great of an edge? They were punished for it, pretty severely, unlike Barry Bonds, which is the biggest reason why this is NOTHING like the Bonds situation. This is still a topic for discussion because no one knows for sure whether he used steroids for a sustained period of time since he won’t admit anything. Belichick got caught and took his punishment.

    People talk about the Black Sox scandal? Like who? Where are the Greg Easterbrook like people who are writing and analyzing the Black Sox scandal right now? How often does this come up? You want to compare something that happened in 1919 to something that happened in 2007 and has already been taken care of by the league?

    Sure, it can still be a controversy, whatever. When the Patriots finish the season 19-0 with their 4th Super Bowl people will talk about this. That’s all fine. But why is it every time someone makes a remark about Bill Belichick some one comes out and makes a dumb ass joke about the “cheating?” if you are going to make a joke, at least make it funny, or original, or something that hasn’t been said a million times before.

    And, by the way, Patriots fans don’t really care if this goes away or not. They don’t care if you hate their team, their coach, their quarterback, or anyone else. All they care about is that they are winning.[/quote]

    You forgot to add “by any means necessary”.
    Interpret it any way you like.

  • Carl G | November 12, 2007 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”169754″][quote comment=”169749″][quote comment=”169747″][quote comment=”169740″][quote comment=”169728″][quote comment=”169697″]Bill Belichick: crusty football coach or fashion plate? (top left)[/quote]
    Should read “cheating football coach or cheating fashion plate”[/quote]

    Very original. Did you think that up all by yourself? I’ve never heard that before. Aren’t people over this yet?[/quote]

    As much as the Patriots and their fans wish, this will never go away.[/quote]

    Why should it go away? People still talk about the black sox scandal. If you dont want it talked about, dont do it in the first place.[/quote]

    It should go away because IT WASN’T A BIG DEAL. I’m not going to go the “every coach did it” route because there is no way you can prove that. But, is there nothing to the way the Patriots are playing now that can prove that it didn’t give them that great of an edge? They were punished for it, pretty severely, unlike Barry Bonds, which is the biggest reason why this is NOTHING like the Bonds situation. This is still a topic for discussion because no one knows for sure whether he used steroids for a sustained period of time since he won’t admit anything. Belichick got caught and took his punishment.

    People talk about the Black Sox scandal? Like who? Where are the Greg Easterbrook like people who are writing and analyzing the Black Sox scandal right now? How often does this come up? You want to compare something that happened in 1919 to something that happened in 2007 and has already been taken care of by the league?

    Sure, it can still be a controversy, whatever. When the Patriots finish the season 19-0 with their 4th Super Bowl people will talk about this. That’s all fine. But why is it every time someone makes a remark about Bill Belichick some one comes out and makes a dumb ass joke about the “cheating?” if you are going to make a joke, at least make it funny, or original, or something that hasn’t been said a million times before.

    And, by the way, Patriots fans don’t really care if this goes away or not. They don’t care if you hate their team, their coach, their quarterback, or anyone else. All they care about is that they are winning.[/quote]

    This my last post on this topic in an attempt to not be the annoying guy talking about non-uni things on the uni blog (too late, lol)

    How many super bowls did the patriots win by 3 points or less? You dont think the extra edge could have had an impact?

    As for punishment, in the immortal words of Jim Mora “PUNISHMENT, you want to talk about PUNISHMENT” (hope you all get the reference).

    You don’t think Belicheck and the Patriots would trade the fine and the draft picks for the super bowls they won? And thanks to the 49ers (who traded the Patriots their first round pick this year for the Patriots 28th pick in last years draft), the Patriots will likely have a top 5 draft pick.

    Finally, if you want to blame anyone for this continuing discussion, blame the NFL. They took all the materials the Patriots gave them and burned them 5 days later without saying what was there or giving a statement. If the nfl said it was only this year, it would put the whole thing to rest. The nfl didn’t however, and thus we are all left to only guess and assume as to what the patriots were doing and how long they were doing it.

  • Chance | November 12, 2007 at 5:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”169766″][quote comment=”169678″][quote comment=”169642″]
    re: haphazardly applied American flag stickers.
    The stickers don’t fit will with where the bolt goes on the back of the helmet. Depending on the helmet style, it either has to overlap a little, or be placed vertically. I’ve seen both done.[/quote]

    Vertically? Unless they have a different set of decals for that, it would mean displaying the flag incorrectly. When hung vertically, the blue field should be in the upper left corner.[/quote]

    That site is ridiculous…whether you support the flag or not, that seems like way too much trouble to go through…[/quote]

    I beg to differ. Nothing wrong with a few basic standards, be they for uniforms or flags.

  • Eric Martinez | November 12, 2007 at 5:35 pm |

    Whats up with the shoulder numbers from this Rose Bowl picture?

  • Sammy | November 12, 2007 at 5:39 pm |

    I was just reading this ESPN.com game recap from the Detroit game Friday night, and in the notes section, there was this seemingly obvious tidbit:

    The Red Wings wore their usual road white jerseys, while the Blue Jackets were in their usual home blue uniforms.

    Was it a slow news day, or was this notable for some reason?

  • Eric Martinez | November 12, 2007 at 5:40 pm |

    woops heres the link for my previous comment

  • Eric Martinez | November 12, 2007 at 5:42 pm |

    I Really Stink at this, let me try one more time.

    third times the charm

  • Nate Gruz | November 12, 2007 at 5:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”169780″]I was just reading this ESPN.com game recap from the Detroit game Friday night, and in the notes section, there was this seemingly obvious tidbit:

    The Red Wings wore their usual road white jerseys, while the Blue Jackets were in their usual home blue uniforms.

    Was it a slow news day, or was this notable for some reason?[/quote]
    Because the Red Wings were home.

  • Jeff P | November 12, 2007 at 6:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”169762″][quote comment=”169693″]Over the last week or two, I’ve noticed a bunch of teams have worn white at home, and the Sabres will also be wearing white retros at the Winter Classic (Pens will be wearing Powder Blue). It seems to be random as to which jersey a team will wear at home now.

    Just some evidence:
    Phoenix @ SJ (Nov 10):
    http://extras.mngint...

    Columbus @ Nashville (Nov 10):
    http://images.sports...

    SJ @ Anaheim (Nov 9):
    http://images.sports...

    Columbus @ Detroit (Nov 9):
    http://images.sports...

    Toronto @ Buffalo (Nov 9):
    http://images.sports...

    I know Buffalo is has league permission to wear white at home for Division games; I am not sure about the rest of them…[/quote]
    This year in the NHL, the home team gets to choose what color they wear. It’s to promote their new jerseys… All you have to do is give the other team notice. Teams still use the colors since they’re usually the most popular with fans.

  • todd krevanchi | November 12, 2007 at 6:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”169782″]I Really Stink at this, let me try one more time.

    third times the charm[/quote]

    for a while in osu uniform history, their tv numbers were a solid black.

  • todd krevanchi | November 12, 2007 at 6:46 pm |

    just did a youtube search for some georgia blackout clips…
    a few pretty neat ones
    including this one of a guy who was filming from a roller coaster… the ride starts at around 2 minutes…
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • My Name is Not Earl | November 12, 2007 at 7:20 pm |

    Maybe Tennessee needs to do what Georgia did last week to get fired up in the SEC championship game. About only one thing could do that . . . the return of the orange pants. Fans have been clamoring for them for years.

    And sorry, Georgia fans . . . you’re delusional if you think either Vanderbilt or Kentucky is going to beat the Vols.

  • Ben63 | November 12, 2007 at 7:42 pm |

    RE: Old College Football Unis

    Does anyone else think its ironic that the pic used to display this showed Duke’s old jerseys vs a team called the Blue Devils?? (See nose bumper)

  • Jesse Spector | November 12, 2007 at 7:58 pm |

    More from the Topps front… the Kaz Matsui card is a disgrace — he’s clearly at Shea Stadium in a home Rockies jersey.

  • Clevo | November 12, 2007 at 8:17 pm |

    Skott Daltonic is a Uniwatcher too? Who knew?

  • Michael Doucette | November 12, 2007 at 8:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”169818″]More from the Topps front… the Kaz Matsui card is a disgrace — he’s clearly at Shea Stadium in a home Rockies jersey.[/quote]

    Wow, that’s horrible.

    On a side note, every time I saw Kaz make a play late in the year and in this post season, it made my cringe…like why couldn’t you do that for the Mets Kaz???? Makes me mad.

  • Randy Miller | November 12, 2007 at 8:23 pm |

    Temple wasn’t the only team with on-the-shoulder stripes in the ’70s — Texas A&M had them, too, during the Emory Bellard era.

  • John in Athens | November 12, 2007 at 8:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”169809″]And sorry, Georgia fans . . . you’re delusional if you think either Vanderbilt or Kentucky is going to beat the Vols.[/quote]

    That’s okay, we were delusional when we thought we’d beat Florida, be ranked in the Top 10, and see our Dawgs in black at Sanford Stadium.

    Our delusions seem to be working out so far.

  • My Name is Not Earl | November 12, 2007 at 8:57 pm |

    No visible signs of a Dick Nolan tribute for the Niners. Or maybe I’m overlooking something.

  • Joseph | November 12, 2007 at 8:57 pm |

    I agree the orange pants need to return. Reggie White Atleast for one game

  • LI Phil | November 12, 2007 at 9:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”169834″]No visible signs of a Dick Nolan tribute for the Niners. Or maybe I’m overlooking something.[/quote]

    it doesn’t appear as tho you are missing anything…hmmm

    couple quick things…

    alex smith doesn’t appear to hold the ball ‘by the laces’ when he throws

    the 12th man seems particularly loud tonight

    i LOVE walter jones’ cleats

  • Dan | November 12, 2007 at 9:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”169716″][quote comment=”169589″][quote comment=”169543″][quote comment=”169531″]Those bumpers on the g-men sure look like they were blue outlined in red.[/quote]

    I thought that too.

    Any close up pics from the game yesterday Paul?[/quote]

    I third this. I was looking for the red outlined in blue and saw only players with what was blue outline in red.[/quote]

    Here is a good pic of the bumper, as well as here[/quote]

    The picture that Paul included in the article is definitely red with blue outline. The pictures here are most definitely the opposite. Was Mr. Skiba confused? Do some Giants not want to make the change?

  • Mike | November 12, 2007 at 9:27 pm |

    Is it a coincidence that teams keep wearing special uniforms against USC this year? First Washington wore throw backs, then Notre Dame wore throw backs, then Oregon wore some type of turn ahead the clock uniforms, and now Cal wore throwbacks… Whats next?

  • CM Gayley | November 12, 2007 at 9:31 pm |

    I thought one of the best parts of the Joe Roth Memorial throwback uniforms Cal wore was the memorial patch.

    The Contra Costa Times has a nice slideshow. (Also: the helmets had no flag decal, while the usual helmet has both a Pac-10 logo and a flag; the uniforms also had no name on the back, while the regular uniforms have names. Since USC doesn’t wear names either, it was a rare NCAA nameless game.)

  • LI Phil | November 12, 2007 at 9:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”169848″]Is it a coincidence that teams keep wearing special uniforms against USC this year?[/quote]

    were they all national tv games?

    more exposure=more uni related sales

  • John | November 12, 2007 at 9:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”169799″]just did a youtube search for some georgia blackout clips…
    a few pretty neat ones
    including this one of a guy who was filming from a roller coaster… the ride starts at around 2 minutes…
    http://www.youtube.c...
    Best part of that video is the fact that the guy starts yelling like a girl about the fact that they are wearing black.

  • Kevin | November 12, 2007 at 9:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”169856″][quote comment=”169799″]just did a youtube search for some georgia blackout clips…
    a few pretty neat ones
    including this one of a guy who was filming from a roller coaster… the ride starts at around 2 minutes…
    http://www.youtube.c...
    Best part of that video is the fact that the guy starts yelling like a girl about the fact that they are wearing black.[/quote]

    Friggin mutants and I say that as a Georgia Fan.

  • Stevo | November 12, 2007 at 10:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”169857″][quote comment=”169856″][quote comment=”169799″]just did a youtube search for some georgia blackout clips…
    a few pretty neat ones
    including this one of a guy who was filming from a roller coaster… the ride starts at around 2 minutes…
    http://www.youtube.c...
    Best part of that video is the fact that the guy starts yelling like a girl about the fact that they are wearing black.[/quote]

    Friggin mutants and I say that as a Georgia Fan.[/quote]

    Is that a college football game or a Hannah Montana concert?

  • =bg= | November 12, 2007 at 10:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”169839″][quote comment=”169834″]No visible signs of a Dick Nolan tribute for the Niners. Or maybe I’m overlooking something.[/quote]

    it doesn’t appear as tho you are missing anything…hmmm

    couple quick things…

    alex smith doesn’t appear to hold the ball ‘by the laces’ when he throws

    the 12th man seems particularly loud tonight

    i LOVE walter jones’ cleats[/quote]

    Speaking for Niner fans everywhere, especially those here in the Bay Area…I’d like to apologize for the Niners performance tonight.

    76 TOTAL YARDS in the first half.

  • trevor | November 12, 2007 at 10:20 pm |

    I’m listening to the 49ers-Seahawks game on the radio here at work. Has anyone seen how the nameplates of each Michael Lewis differ?

  • TOG | November 12, 2007 at 10:26 pm |

    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, well I should be really friggin’ flattered. Holy trademark infringement Batman…

    http://members.aol.c...

    Christ almighty, can you come up with something a little different? Yeah, see this logo above, can you tweak the font and the cactus and we’re good 2 go…

    http://www.nba.com/n...

  • LI Phil | November 12, 2007 at 10:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”169864″]76 TOTAL YARDS in the first half.[/quote]

    didn’t that all come on the final play of the half?

  • BJ | November 12, 2007 at 10:29 pm |

    Oops…..

    North Central

  • Chad E. | November 12, 2007 at 10:33 pm |

    Indiana is wearing 1967 throwbacks on Saturday against Purdue.

  • Stevo | November 12, 2007 at 10:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”169867″]If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, well I should be really friggin’ flattered. Holy trademark infringement Batman…

    http://members.aol.c...

    Christ almighty, can you come up with something a little different? Yeah, see this logo above, can you tweak the font and the cactus and we’re good 2 go…

    http://www.nba.com/n...

    Sorry, but I really don’t follow you here. Are you riding the Phoenix Suns for using a cactus in their All-Star game logo? It’s the Southwest, cacti are kind of their thing. It’s like complaining because Denver uses mountains in their logos.

  • Jerico | November 12, 2007 at 11:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”169772″][quote comment=”169754″][quote comment=”169749″][quote comment=”169747″][quote comment=”169740″][quote comment=”169728″][quote comment=”169697″]Bill Belichick: crusty football coach or fashion plate? (top left)[/quote]
    Should read “cheating football coach or cheating fashion plate”[/quote]

    Very original. Did you think that up all by yourself? I’ve never heard that before. Aren’t people over this yet?[/quote]

    As much as the Patriots and their fans wish, this will never go away.[/quote]

    Why should it go away? People still talk about the black sox scandal. If you dont want it talked about, dont do it in the first place.[/quote]

    It should go away because IT WASN’T A BIG DEAL. I’m not going to go the “every coach did it” route because there is no way you can prove that. But, is there nothing to the way the Patriots are playing now that can prove that it didn’t give them that great of an edge? They were punished for it, pretty severely, unlike Barry Bonds, which is the biggest reason why this is NOTHING like the Bonds situation. This is still a topic for discussion because no one knows for sure whether he used steroids for a sustained period of time since he won’t admit anything. Belichick got caught and took his punishment.

    People talk about the Black Sox scandal? Like who? Where are the Greg Easterbrook like people who are writing and analyzing the Black Sox scandal right now? How often does this come up? You want to compare something that happened in 1919 to something that happened in 2007 and has already been taken care of by the league?

    Sure, it can still be a controversy, whatever. When the Patriots finish the season 19-0 with their 4th Super Bowl people will talk about this. That’s all fine. But why is it every time someone makes a remark about Bill Belichick some one comes out and makes a dumb ass joke about the “cheating?” if you are going to make a joke, at least make it funny, or original, or something that hasn’t been said a million times before.

    And, by the way, Patriots fans don’t really care if this goes away or not. They don’t care if you hate their team, their coach, their quarterback, or anyone else. All they care about is that they are winning.[/quote]

    This my last post on this topic in an attempt to not be the annoying guy talking about non-uni things on the uni blog (too late, lol)

    How many super bowls did the patriots win by 3 points or less? You dont think the extra edge could have had an impact?

    As for punishment, in the immortal words of Jim Mora “PUNISHMENT, you want to talk about PUNISHMENT” (hope you all get the reference).

    You don’t think Belicheck and the Patriots would trade the fine and the draft picks for the super bowls they won? And thanks to the 49ers (who traded the Patriots their first round pick this year for the Patriots 28th pick in last years draft), the Patriots will likely have a top 5 draft pick.

    Finally, if you want to blame anyone for this continuing discussion, blame the NFL. They took all the materials the Patriots gave them and burned them 5 days later without saying what was there or giving a statement. If the nfl said it was only this year, it would put the whole thing to rest. The nfl didn’t however, and thus we are all left to only guess and assume as to what the patriots were doing and how long they were doing it.[/quote]
    Dude, it was just about a sweater.

  • Vince Prygoski | November 12, 2007 at 11:35 pm |

    Marissa Coleman is not the only woman basketball player who ties or scrunches up the shoulders of her jersey. My favorite player in the whole wide world, Deanna Nolan of the Detroit Shock, also does this.

    i have never posted here before…hopefully this link to a pic of my beloved Deanna will work…

  • Vince Prygoski | November 12, 2007 at 11:38 pm |

    ok…the link appears to not have posted, let’s try it again

    also wanted to add…not sure why Deanna does this, but who am i to question the Greatest Basketball Player Ever???

  • Vince Prygoski | November 12, 2007 at 11:39 pm |

  • Vince Prygoski | November 12, 2007 at 11:41 pm |

    ok, i give up already! just search the net for a pic of Deanna Nolan and she is likely to have her jersey shoulders rolled up.

  • JARED | November 13, 2007 at 12:58 am |

    Little more hockey news…Dallas will introduce a new alternate jersey:

    “Part of the change to the black jersey will also include, for the first time ever, the addition of the word “Dallas” on the front instead of the normal Stars crest. Eventually a third jersey could come into play as well, which would feature Dallas on the whites.”

  • dootie bubble | November 13, 2007 at 1:04 am |

    [quote comment=”169861″][quote comment=”169857″][quote comment=”169856″][quote comment=”169799″]just did a youtube search for some georgia blackout clips…
    a few pretty neat ones
    including this one of a guy who was filming from a roller coaster… the ride starts at around 2 minutes…
    http://www.youtube.c...
    Best part of that video is the fact that the guy starts yelling like a girl about the fact that they are wearing black.[/quote]

    Friggin mutants and I say that as a Georgia Fan.[/quote]

    Is that a college football game or a Hannah Montana concert?[/quote]

    I always knew UGA fans were budding fashionistas with their rednecks and black fingernails.

  • Teebz | November 13, 2007 at 1:25 am |

    Um… for all those who are asking about why the NHL teams are wearing white at home….

    Those games are all inter-divisional games. The NHL has allowed the home team to choose whether to wear white or their normal darks for inter-divisional games. Otherwise, it’s dark at home.

  • Vegas4BOC | November 13, 2007 at 2:24 am |

    Sorry if this has been covered before, but noticed this tonight.
    I don’t recall UCLA having a yellow “C” in UCLA while the remaining letters are in their “baby-blue” color across the front of their home whites.

    …and when did Lorenzo Mata become Lorenzo Mata-Real????

  • S.W.P. | November 13, 2007 at 2:33 am |

    [quote comment=”169626″]And I know marketing agreements, blah blah blah, but I bet Nolan ignores them and suits up for the rest of ’07.[/quote]I hope he “suits up” for the rest of the season. That’d be a much more fitting homage to his father than an always boring (yet always effective) helmet decal.

  • matt from l.a. | November 13, 2007 at 4:23 am |

    UCLA is celebrating the athletics program winning 100 championships. Most teams will be sporting the gold C this season.

  • Taylor | November 13, 2007 at 7:01 am |

    [quote comment=”169960″]UCLA is celebrating the athletics program winning 100 championships. Most teams will be sporting the gold C this season.[/quote]

    Kinda silly if you ask me.

  • Shane | November 13, 2007 at 9:01 am |

    [quote comment=”169924″]Um… for all those who are asking about why the NHL teams are wearing white at home….

    Those games are all inter-divisional games. The NHL has allowed the home team to choose whether to wear white or their normal darks for inter-divisional games. Otherwise, it’s dark at home.[/quote]

    Intra, I believe. Interdivisional games comprise, what, 75% of the schedule?

  • Joe Greenlight | November 13, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    In Sunday’s second CFL semi-final, both the Roughriders and Stampeders donned the poppy helmet decal, but since Calgary’s helmets were red, it was practically invisible except for closeups. (Sorry, no screengrab)

  • Teebz | November 13, 2007 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”170036″][quote comment=”169924″]Um… for all those who are asking about why the NHL teams are wearing white at home….

    Those games are all inter-divisional games. The NHL has allowed the home team to choose whether to wear white or their normal darks for inter-divisional games. Otherwise, it’s dark at home.[/quote]

    Intra, I believe. Interdivisional games comprise, what, 75% of the schedule?[/quote]

    Good call, Shane. I was half-asleep when I posted that last night. :o)

  • Bryce | November 13, 2007 at 12:01 pm |

    I think Chris Chambers doesn’t have the flag patch because on his Riddell helmet, there is a seam up the middle of the helmet, and the lightning bolts come really close to that so the flag patch would have to cover the bolt (which some players do) but it doesn’t look good, so if I was him, I wouldn’t wear it either. But that is just a thought.

    This weekend I saw a Packers player (receiver I think) wearing a Schutt helmet (with the padding sticking out of the back) but there was a white strip painted on the back of the helmet at the bottom with the word “PACKERS” on it, to simulate the rubber rear bumper on Riddell helmets. Is this a common occurance for the Packers?

  • Moose | November 13, 2007 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”169754″][quote comment=”169749″][quote comment=”169747″][quote comment=”169740″][quote comment=”169728″][quote comment=”169697″]Bill Belichick: crusty football coach or fashion plate? (top left)[/quote]
    Should read “cheating football coach or cheating fashion plate”[/quote]

    Very original. Did you think that up all by yourself? I’ve never heard that before. Aren’t people over this yet?[/quote]

    As much as the Patriots and their fans wish, this will never go away.[/quote]

    Why should it go away? People still talk about the black sox scandal. If you dont want it talked about, dont do it in the first place.[/quote]

    It should go away because IT WASN’T A BIG DEAL. I’m not going to go the “every coach did it” route because there is no way you can prove that. But, is there nothing to the way the Patriots are playing now that can prove that it didn’t give them that great of an edge? They were punished for it, pretty severely, unlike Barry Bonds, which is the biggest reason why this is NOTHING like the Bonds situation. This is still a topic for discussion because no one knows for sure whether he used steroids for a sustained period of time since he won’t admit anything. Belichick got caught and took his punishment.

    People talk about the Black Sox scandal? Like who? Where are the Greg Easterbrook like people who are writing and analyzing the Black Sox scandal right now? How often does this come up? You want to compare something that happened in 1919 to something that happened in 2007 and has already been taken care of by the league?

    Sure, it can still be a controversy, whatever. When the Patriots finish the season 19-0 with their 4th Super Bowl people will talk about this. That’s all fine. But why is it every time someone makes a remark about Bill Belichick some one comes out and makes a dumb ass joke about the “cheating?” if you are going to make a joke, at least make it funny, or original, or something that hasn’t been said a million times before.

    And, by the way, Patriots fans don’t really care if this goes away or not. They don’t care if you hate their team, their coach, their quarterback, or anyone else. All they care about is that they are winning.[/quote]

    The same can be said about any other team. Everyone cares about winning. Fortunately, fans of other teams also care about the integrity of the sport. Nobody likes a cheater. Cheater.

  • John | November 13, 2007 at 4:10 pm |

    In that photo of Antonio Cromartie he is wearing soccer cleats and is also in this picture

  • Timmer | November 13, 2007 at 5:48 pm |

    The whole airbrushed card thing is very common and often laughable. I would love to see a whole post devoted to it, there are more than enough examples out there.