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Here’s Why You Lost, Kid

clowns

You’re wearing clown makeup. And clowns suck at football. Sorry.

Eye black on a sunny day: part of the game.
Full-on face paint: clown.

“It’s such a fine line between stupid and clever.”
— David St. Hubbins, Spinal Tap

Have a good Saturday.
Bryan

 

189 comments to Here’s Why You Lost, Kid

  • ben | November 17, 2007 at 7:50 am |

    Looks like a baby Chris Hovan. Next thing you know he’ll be wearing a tank top.

  • Sam | November 17, 2007 at 8:36 am |

    Didn’t John Randle start doing that to promote NFL Blitz or something? wish I could find a photo of that…

  • David | November 17, 2007 at 8:41 am |

    Good to see the intern thinks it’s funny to poke fun at what looks to be a high school student? That is pretty mean, and you shouldn’t have to resort to that.

  • Taha | November 17, 2007 at 8:44 am |

    Was he trying to copy “The Ultimate Warrior”? Anyhoo, give him a break, it’s high school, kids do dumb things. this is asinine, but not criminal.

  • Stuby | November 17, 2007 at 8:45 am |

    “The question is ‘How much more black could it be?’ and the answer is ‘None. None more black’”

    Nigel Tufnel, Spinal Tap

  • Caleb | November 17, 2007 at 8:46 am |

    I like the topic, but the cotext of the pic is a tad harsh. Are we looking at a comprehensive article soon?

  • Ben63 | November 17, 2007 at 8:55 am |

    I play HS football and its almost comical how much eye black some kids put on. Its almost like a game “Who can put on the most eye black?”

  • Kramer | November 17, 2007 at 9:10 am |

    a couple years ago for our last game of the season, the senior class did the mask thing as in the picture above. we were playing a catholic high school and the kidswere actually freaked out by us. it was quite amusing…

  • LI Phil | November 17, 2007 at 9:14 am |

    [quote]Eye black on a sunny day: part of the game.
    Full-on face paint: clown.[/quote]

    having your sorry ass goofed on by uniwatch: priceless

  • Paul Lukas | November 17, 2007 at 9:14 am |

    [quote comment=”171667″]“The question is ‘How much more black could it be?’ and the answer is ‘None. None more black’”

    Nigel Tufnel, Spinal Tap[/quote]

    It is very important that today’s comment section NOT devolve into a long series of movie quotes. No more, please.

  • Mike | November 17, 2007 at 9:18 am |

    I started doing the eye-black thing in 8th grade when I saw an ESPN gameday special about Chris Hovan at Boston College. I thought it looked cool. We had black helmets with black facemasks, so all you could see was, in the words of an opposing quarterback, “my beedy little eyes”. It was an intimidation thing.

    And don’t knock the kid. I cried when we were knocked out of the playoffs my senior year.

  • Mike | November 17, 2007 at 9:19 am |

    Spelling error “beady, not beedy”

  • Brendan | November 17, 2007 at 9:27 am |

    I always went for the zebra stripes in lacrosse. My coach told me that I looked “like a fucking idiot”.

  • seth | November 17, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    here’s a dollar that if clemson wears primarily purple tonight they lose

  • seth | November 17, 2007 at 9:33 am |

    or more purple than just trim

  • NLaw | November 17, 2007 at 9:34 am |
  • jc | November 17, 2007 at 10:14 am |

    Hey new intern,
    Large part of what I liked about this site was that it didn’t resort to cheap shots for a quick laugh like 99% of the blogs out there. Thank for ruining it. It’s one thing if you don’t like the gratuitous eye black (and who does?). Why do you have to insult some high school kid?

  • Jason | November 17, 2007 at 10:20 am |

    worst. post. ever. strike 1 for the new intern

  • jared | November 17, 2007 at 10:31 am |

    I must say, I gotta side on the end of the intern on this one.

    Can we really stop treating high school athletes like they are six.

    There are high school students on this very blog that post comments that are as intelligent as any other.

    An 18 year old kid really isn’t beyond criticism.

    It seems way to PC for me.

  • Stuby | November 17, 2007 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”171673″][quote comment=”171667″]“The question is ‘How much more black could it be?’ and the answer is ‘None. None more black’”

    Nigel Tufnel, Spinal Tap[/quote]

    It is very important that today’s comment section NOT devolve into a long series of movie quotes. No more, please.[/quote]
    Sorry, Paul. Won’t happen again.

    Hey, is that eyeblack kid wearing a Rawlings football jersey? Never seen one of those.

  • LI Phil | November 17, 2007 at 10:37 am |

    [quote comment=”171687″]I must say, I gotta side on the end of the intern on this one.

    Can we really stop treating high school athletes like they are six.

    There are high school students on this very blog that post comments that are as intelligent as any other.

    An 18 year old kid really isn’t beyond criticism.

    It seems way to PC for me.[/quote]

    i totally agree…in this day and age, DON’T post yer pics on flickr if you think someone, somewhere isn’t gonna take you to task for it

    also…i think bryan’s point in actually posting the pic, and i could be wrong here as i didn’t play HS football, is that he probably should have chosen an ‘eye black’ that won’t run…kinda like mascara or clown makeup…don’t manufacturers make ‘pads’ or something that works like eye black that work as well or better?

    /there IS no crying in football
    //anyone who can work a spinal tap quote into a thread gets a tip of the ol’ cap in my book…quite possibly the greatest movie EVAR

  • Michael Doucette | November 17, 2007 at 10:38 am |

    Haha I like your style Bryan. Well done.

  • Terry Mark | November 17, 2007 at 10:45 am |

    Let’s keep things in perspective here — the kid lost a football game — that doesn’t mean he is above criticism. I don’t believe Bryan was making light of the genuine emotion he was feeling, but of his, well, clownish appearance.

  • Buckeye Mike | November 17, 2007 at 10:46 am |

    Wow, a bunch of heartless bas…..nevermind. Part of me wants to laugh only b/c he does look like an idiot. I hated people that did that with the eye black when I played. But then again, we play high school football at night in Ohio, so it really makes the people look stupid.
    but then again, I feel for the kid. We lost to our biggest rival when i was a SR, and I was so pissed I dented my car and was in tears, (we played them at the end of the season, and it was the end of my year then). shit, what do I do?

    go buckeyes!

  • Ken | November 17, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    Haha. Hilarious post Bryan.

  • Andrew | November 17, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    Say what you want about the face paint, but give the kid a break for crying.

    That’s from the Nebraska class D2 state finals (the lowest class in Nebraska). They play eight man and it’s a huge deal to those kids to come to Lincoln and play at Memorial Stadium.

    Elgin led most of the game, but lost a fumble deep in Chambers territory. Chambers had a 65-yard scoring drive to take their first lead of the game with 2:05 left.

    It’s one thing to lose in the finals, but coming from ahead to lose by four points is several times worse.

  • Jeff E. | November 17, 2007 at 10:51 am |

    Wow, a lot of grumpy people posting today. ;-)

  • slurpeeman | November 17, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    Hmmm. If they lost, then why does he have a medal around his neck? I’m casting my vote for cheap shot, regardless.

  • dm00n | November 17, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    If the kid lost, what’s with the medal? (And actually, if he won, what’s with the medal?)

  • Matt | November 17, 2007 at 10:58 am |

    Indians’ third base coach Joel Skinner is modeling the Indians’ new alternate uniforms on MLB.com – see the gallery on the bottom left corner.

  • slurpeeman | November 17, 2007 at 10:59 am |

    Are we 100% certain it was too much eyeblack? Methinks he applied it in the conventiona fashion and wiping his tears resulted in that look.

  • Jared | November 17, 2007 at 10:59 am |

    It’s getting less and less informative around here. First praising the end of Breast Cancer Awareness month so there’d be no more pink, now knocking on a kid for wearing eye paint. Get a photo of Chris Hovan John Randell or Kevin Greene and post that.

    KNOW WHY THIS SITE IS LOSING IT.
    The new intern is a clown and everyone knows clowns can’t write.

  • Peter | November 17, 2007 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”171701″]Are we 100% certain it was too much eyeblack? Methinks he applied it in the conventiona fashion and wiping his tears resulted in that look.[/quote]

    You can see on the right of the photo there is another kid whose eye black appears to be in the same triangular shape, despite not being diluted by tears. Bryan has a legitimate point, although I think that this post had less to do with the actual uniform component than it did with the kid crying. Do I think he should be crucified for calling the kid a clown? No. Do I think that he should keep his posts primarily uni-related? Absolutely.

  • Max | November 17, 2007 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”171698″]Hmmm. If they lost, then why does he have a medal around his neck? I’m casting my vote for cheap shot, regardless.[/quote]

    In this day and age, you have to make kids feel “special” and reward them for everything they do, hence the medal for loosing.

    I would rather see a guy with the black smeared down his face from moisture than some college clown with his Area Code written on his eye black patch in silver marker.

  • Andrew | November 17, 2007 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”171699″]If the kid lost, what’s with the medal? (And actually, if he won, what’s with the medal?)[/quote]

    Nebraska gives out gold medals to the state champions in all sports, and I never realized it, but apparently they also give silver ones to the runner-up.

  • Stuby | November 17, 2007 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”171704″][quote comment=”171698″]Hmmm. If they lost, then why does he have a medal around his neck? I’m casting my vote for cheap shot, regardless.[/quote]

    In this day and age, you have to make kids feel “special” and reward them for everything they do, hence the medal for loosing.

    I would rather see a guy with the black smeared down his face from moisture than some college clown with his Area Code written on his eye black patch in silver marker.[/quote]
    I always thought ZIP code on the eyeblack would be a better representation of where you are from.

  • muskiejim | November 17, 2007 at 11:22 am |

    What I find interesting, especially with our discussion on race several days ago, is that people apply this eye black in effort to make themselves look more intimidating. Does that mean that we, as a society, find black skinned people more intimidating? I can’t help that think that if white kids paint themselves black to look scary, then black people are scary. And I do think this warrants comparison to an old time minstrel show.

  • slurpeeman | November 17, 2007 at 11:27 am |

    The more I look at that kid, the more I respect him.

    After reading the details about the Nebraska class D2 state finals, I now realize that kid left everything on the field after what was probably the most important game that kid will ever play in. Eight-on-eight football between two tiny schools in the heartland is what football is all about. Cruel insults are not.

    Insults

  • LI Phil | November 17, 2007 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”171708″]… people apply this eye black in effort to make themselves look more intimidating. Does that mean that we, as a society, find black skinned people more intimidating?[/quote]

    um…no

    i think people apply eye black to keep the friggin reflection of the sun (or lights if worn at night–what up wit dat?) out of their eyes

  • muskiejim | November 17, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”171712″][quote comment=”171708″]… people apply this eye black in effort to make themselves look more intimidating. Does that mean that we, as a society, find black skinned people more intimidating?[/quote]

    um…no

    i think people apply eye black to keep the friggin reflection of the sun (or lights if worn at night–what up wit dat?) out of their eyes[/quote]

    um… read post #11

  • LI Phil | November 17, 2007 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”171713″]
    um… read post #11[/quote]

    i DID read post #11…so your point is well taken in that context…my point however, is that the ORIGINAL intent of eye black was to keep the reflection out of their eyes…whatever people choose to do to make themselves more “intimidating” (whether it be mascara, ink, etc.) is their own business…i highly doubt skin color has anything to do with it

    does john randall wear eyeblack to look “more intimidating”? prolly…did this kid do it to look “more intimidating?” if so…we have even MORE RIGHT to laugh at him

    you wanna look REALLY intimidating??? wear friggin green and look like the hulk

  • egaug | November 17, 2007 at 11:36 am |

    In my four years of high school football I never thought eye black would be a good idea because this is what it turns into after a half in relatively warm weather. I’ve played with those crazy -asshole type of line backers that would look like the ultimate warrior and by the half they looked trick-or-treaters and would end up having to wash their face off before going back out on the field.

    For those of you saying it’s cheap or in poor-taste to call the kid a “clown” you probably haven’t played football. Coaches will get in your face and verbally assault you for 3 hours on the field to the point where some of the kids would break down and cry. Being called a clown would have been the least of my worries.

  • dm00n | November 17, 2007 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”171705″][quote comment=”171699″]If the kid lost, what’s with the medal? (And actually, if he won, what’s with the medal?)[/quote]

    Nebraska gives out gold medals to the state champions in all sports, and I never realized it, but apparently they also give silver ones to the runner-up.[/quote]

    Ah ok, when I played youth baseball we got trophies for winning (and I think plaques for being runner-up). When I played football we never got anywhere near winning, so I have no idea what they issued. I always assumed a trophy.

    Anyways, the kid is a runner up state champ, and is obviously emotional because he cares about winning and they lost this game. I saw it as a light hearted jab at a silly trend (although eye-black has pretty much always been war paint, has anyone ever noticed some huge glare off of their cheekbones?).

    I heard something on this sort of thing on the radio not that long ago, a station was discussing something about a local college player giving some stupid quotes to the media. One of the hosts is a writer for the Detroit News and he said that he makes an effort not to go after high school or college players. He will criticize the coaching staff, the school, or general team play, but won’t single out players. He said it is partially because he has a public voice and they do not, and he doesn’t feel that it is fair. He thinks pro athletes are a different deal and are fair game.

    I think the equivalent here would be some criticism of the uniform or the medal (administrative decisions), vs making fun of an individual kid.

    Not that it ruined my morning or anything.

    Anyways, check out this cool new NBA ad. Well done.

  • Anthony Verna | November 17, 2007 at 11:41 am |

    Did anyone see Brazil-Ecuador last night? Brazil came out wearing jerseys with no names on the back.

    I can’t find any pictures. . .

  • dexter | November 17, 2007 at 11:44 am |

    How is pumping yourself up with the eye black before a big game and different than wearing odd-colored laces in your shoes? Wildly painted goalie’s masks? Strange socks? Wristbands?

    So you personally don’t eye black masks; I don’t like helmet stickers, Get over it.

    I thought one of the purposes of this blog is to recognize/praise athletes who did something a little unusual in the name of competition.

    Save the catty insults for Perez Hilton.

  • Anthony Verna | November 17, 2007 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”171716″]Anyways, check out this cool new NBA ad. Well done.[/quote]

    I just saw this on TV and loved it. (I wonder if Durant was picked as a request for Seattle to help.)

  • sportie | November 17, 2007 at 11:48 am |

    One man’s “clown” is another man’s “fierce competitor”

  • Nick | November 17, 2007 at 12:02 pm |

    wow has no one seen the kid in the bg on the right side with the black triangles under his eyes?

    that means the front kid’s eye black didn’t smear, he and some of his teammates decided to “look cool” and rub black paint all over their faces, which is also really dumb and undignified. im a high school student and i think its alright to criticize high schoolers, we’re not little kids anymore, once we hit those teenage years we start making decisions for ourselves, so if we do something wrong or stupid, we should get derided for it, even if it means being made fun of. i dont think anyone should take it personally however, bryan’s only making fun of the way he looks, not anything serious. thats what this site does all the time anyways, right?

  • David S. | November 17, 2007 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”171708″]What I find interesting, especially with our discussion on race several days ago, is that people apply this eye black in effort to make themselves look more intimidating. Does that mean that we, as a society, find black skinned people more intimidating? I can’t help that think that if white kids paint themselves black to look scary, then black people are scary. And I do think this warrants comparison to an old time minstrel show.[/quote]

    Well I have never seen a black man my entire life and if I did I would crap myself in fear. I have seen men and women in various shades of brown and no I do not fear them, they are human beings just like you and me. Why on Earth does everything these days devolve into a race discussion? Are we that afraid of trying to put it behind us that we need to bring it to the front of the line when we see it?

    I always saw the eye black as more of “dirty look” not a “black face” look. It gives the appearance of dirty, rough and not caring about appearance which is important to kids who cannot even grow peach fuzz yet. Notice in college and the NFL you see a lot of players with 5 o’ clock shadows and things like that, it makes them look grizzly and rough.

    So let us avoid going down the race path with todays comments.

    Also, you can see the wipe marks from crying and it is obvious that the black was not originally as large as it appears now. By the looks of it he starter at the base of the eye socket down to just above the nostrils, continuous sweating along with wiping tears undoubtedly led to the “clown face”. I am sure anyone who has worn eye black here will attest, it will run after a couple hours of sweating and wiping your face. It gets everywhere.

    As for the post, it does feel more like poking fun at a 16 or 17 year old than it does uni-related. I am more amazed at how large the “EAGLES” wordmark is, the font size rivals that of the TV numbers.

  • Sam P. | November 17, 2007 at 12:04 pm |

    Italy vs Scotland today…

    Italy unveiling new away kits. Very very nice, all white, collar, no crap looking blue bib

  • schuby | November 17, 2007 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”171705″][quote comment=”171699″]If the kid lost, what’s with the medal? (And actually, if he won, what’s with the medal?)[/quote]

    Nebraska gives out gold medals to the state champions in all sports, and I never realized it, but apparently they also give silver ones to the runner-up.[/quote]
    [quote comment=”171704″][quote comment=”171698″][/quote]

    In this day and age, you have to make kids feel “special” and reward them for everything they do, hence the medal for loosing.

    [/quote]
    My hometown was in the Nebraska Class C1 state finals last year, and we lost on a missed extra field on un-regulation size goal posts. I was there and even the biggest toughest guys on the field were crying. It means a lot to the players and hear their name over the speakers and get a medal, even if it is 2nd place. They worked hard for 4 or 5 months to get there, and they deserve everything they got. (speaking for every other 2nd place team as well)

  • u2horn | November 17, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”171690″]

    i totally agree…in this day and age, DON’T post yer pics on flickr if you think someone, somewhere isn’t gonna take you to task for it
    [/quote]
    I may be wrong here, but I believe that the pics don’t necessarily originate on flickr. They are saved and then uploaded there to ensure that the links remain good.

    I’m sure Paul can correct me if I’m wrong.

  • NEO | November 17, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”171700″]Indians’ third base coach Joel Skinner is modeling the Indians’ new alternate uniforms on MLB.com – see the gallery on the bottom left corner.[/quote]

    Heres the link for that- I think their Unis look pretty sweet without the silver trim, but i want to see the backs of the other unis too.
    http://mlb.mlb.com/c...

  • swervy jervy | November 17, 2007 at 12:17 pm |

    “You’re wearing clown makeup. And clowns suck at football. Sorry.”

    Bush league comment. Unnecessary.

  • Brad | November 17, 2007 at 12:22 pm |

    Horrible job, intern. Very disappointing.

  • dm00n | November 17, 2007 at 12:32 pm |

    CBA has some missing unis:

    Anderson, 37, coached the first game of his career Friday night, defeating the Albany Patroons 110-106 in a nearly three-hour slogfest at Washington Avenue Armory. The teams play again at the Armory on Saturday night.
    Maybe by then the Pats’ game jerseys will arrive; they played in practice unis Friday. Welcome to the CBA, Kenny.

    The story is here.

  • dm00n | November 17, 2007 at 12:33 pm |

    Here is a shot of the Patroons in practice jerseys for their home opener.

  • 9/9 | November 17, 2007 at 12:34 pm |

    Bring back Vince!

  • Jordan | November 17, 2007 at 12:34 pm |

    Interesting slide show with audio showing the Indiana Football managers prepping the team’s helmets with the 40th anniversary throwback logos & stripes. Good look inside the lockerroom.

    http://garfield.hera...

  • Art | November 17, 2007 at 12:41 pm |

    Going after high school kids now? Very big of you guys!

    And to those that say “Well it’s on the net so it’s fair domain..” give your heads a shake! Maybe the kid had no choice in the matter. Championship game, showing emotion after the game.. newspaper and web site editors live to publish that kind of stuff.

    I doubt the kid went to the first camera person he saw and said “Hey, my team just had their hearts ripped out in a close game, I’m pretty upset about it.. wanna take my picture and then put it on the net for some intern hack to mock?”

    Yeah.. I’m sure that’s exactly what happened.

  • Azul Army | November 17, 2007 at 12:41 pm |

    Where this blog used to be unique, it is quickly becoming the insult and complain-fest that most others already are.

    Paul-Please do something!

  • James | November 17, 2007 at 12:43 pm |

    Rough crowd today!

    As far as the conversation “devolving” into a race discussion, I have to agree. By intimidation factor, I also thought the poster in #11 meant something more along the lines of a black helmet with a black facemask and black “war paint” made you feel and look like a badass, thus throwing the other school off-guard. I don’t know how you could possibly interpret that to mean that he wanted to look like a black guy (or African-American, be that as it may)….

  • RWNeal | November 17, 2007 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”171727″][quote comment=”171700″]Indians’ third base coach Joel Skinner is modeling the Indians’ new alternate uniforms on MLB.com – see the gallery on the bottom left corner.[/quote]

    Heres the link for that- I think their Unis look pretty sweet without the silver trim, but i want to see the backs of the other unis too.
    http://mlb.mlb.com/c...

    Very nice! I don’t even like the Indians but those are sharp.

    Now if they’d only dump Chief Wahoo from their hats and go over to the block C (or anything else) they’d be cooking…

  • Jordan | November 17, 2007 at 12:47 pm |

    Observations on the reverse of eyeblack — In other parts of the world, white zinc oxide sunblock is far more prevalent on the field (with global warming and depleting ozone this may be a growing trend). In particular, the cricket teams of the Subcontinent seem to be regular users – in particular Sri Lanka. Below is feared bowler Lasith Malinga with his war paint:
    http://www.cricinfo....

  • LI Phil | November 17, 2007 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”171739″]Very nice! I don’t even like the Indians but those are sharp.

    Now if they’d only dump Chief Wahoo from their hats and go over to the block C (or anything else) they’d be cooking…[/quote]

    don’t know if anyone else noticed this, but in the very last slide of the slide show, the coach is id’ed as “coach SINNER”

    freudian slip or typo?

  • David S. | November 17, 2007 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”171738″]Rough crowd today!

    As far as the conversation “devolving” into a race discussion, I have to agree. By intimidation factor, I also thought the poster in #11 meant something more along the lines of a black helmet with a black facemask and black “war paint” made you feel and look like a badass, thus throwing the other school off-guard. I don’t know how you could possibly interpret that to mean that he wanted to look like a black guy (or African-American, be that as it may)….[/quote]

    Read post #38 and a couple after that to see where that came from.

  • Alyssa E. | November 17, 2007 at 12:50 pm |

    You’re wearing clown makeup. And clowns suck at football. Sorry.
    Lots of guys on my high school’s football team wore some intense eye black, but last I checked, 5 state championships in a row don’t lie. I guess there are some pretty talented clowns out there.

  • dm00n | November 17, 2007 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”171719″][quote comment=”171716″]Anyways, check out this cool new NBA ad. Well done.[/quote]

    I just saw this on TV and loved it. (I wonder if Durant was picked as a request for Seattle to help.)[/quote]

    I have probably watched it 10 times. It’s cool. I wonder if they used his actual old jerseys or re-created them. (They did leave the swoosh on his Texas uni, which is actually cool in this case, as NBA jerseys are Reebok/Addias).

  • Joe from WV | November 17, 2007 at 12:52 pm |

    I think it was fair game. He just pointed out that the guy looked like a goon, not that he was crying or that there’s anything wrong with that. It’s not like he took a shot at tee-ballers…

    I really like the new (old) Indians alt and hat. I also enjoyed that Skinner’s name was misspelled in one of the captions as ‘Sinner’.

  • dm00n | November 17, 2007 at 12:57 pm |

    In double checking who makes NBA jerseys, I noticed this description of the Swingman model on the NBA Store site:

    The team-colored jersey is officially licensed and proudly displays the screen-printed tackle twill team name and player’s number at the chest, along with the player’s name and number screen-printed and tackle twilled on the back.

    Screen-printed tackle twill? Are they trying to say the team/player names are screen printed and the numbers are tackle twill, or is there something I am missing here?

  • K.C. | November 17, 2007 at 12:59 pm |

    In one of those Indians uni pictures, the caption calls him ‘Sinner’.

    Gotta love Freudian slips…

  • Robert | November 17, 2007 at 1:05 pm |

    I don’t mind that a high school with silly eye-black was mocked for looking like a clown, but why use this photo? Why not use a photo of the same kid when he’s trying to act tough or cool, as opposed to one showing him in heartbreak after a loss?

  • Matt from L.A. | November 17, 2007 at 1:14 pm |

    On the Swingman jerseys the numbers, names and team logos are all sewn on like tackle twill but are not multilayer like actual tackle-twill. The tackle twill look is screened on a piece of material and then mounted on the jersey. I believe the Swingman jersey you are referring to is made by Nike. The authentic jerseys are made by Adidas.

  • Jeremy | November 17, 2007 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”171729″]Horrible job, intern. Very disappointing.[/quote]
    If you’re going to insult someone, at least learn his name. His name is not intern. Just like many of you are saying that the HS kid worked hard to get to where he is,Bryan has worked very hard to get to where he is. So don’t patronize him just because you don’t like his post today.

  • Tod H. | November 17, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”171736″]Where this blog used to be unique, it is quickly becoming the insult and complain-fest that most others already are.

    Paul-Please do something![/quote]

    What, like counting a few more of those membership checks?

  • Mike Engle | November 17, 2007 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”171754″]On the Swingman jerseys the numbers, names and team logos are all sewn on like tackle twill but are not multilayer like actual tackle-twill. The tackle twill look is screened on a piece of material and then mounted on the jersey. I believe the Swingman jersey you are referring to is made by Nike. The authentic jerseys are made by Adidas.[/quote]
    Correction: adidas does the Swingman jerseys now.

  • Lauren | November 17, 2007 at 1:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”171733″]Interesting slide show with audio showing the Indiana Football managers prepping the team’s helmets with the 40th anniversary throwback logos & stripes. Good look inside the lockerroom.

    http://garfield.hera...

    Luckies. I want a job like that.

  • Steve | November 17, 2007 at 1:40 pm |

    The Pitt Panthers are wearing their 5th combo of the year breaking out their Gold Jerseys. This years gold paired with blue pants looks much better than the all gold last year

  • dennis | November 17, 2007 at 1:42 pm |

    Holy freakin’ crap. Take it from a current high school senior and stop being all politically correct on behalf of some kid that does indeed look like a clown.

    BTW, Pitt is wearing gold tops with blue pants vs. Rutgers.

  • dennis | November 17, 2007 at 1:43 pm |

    Ah, got be too it on the Pitt jerseys. I like the gold jerseys as long as they aren’t paired with the gold pants (like vs. L’ville last season).

  • Steve | November 17, 2007 at 1:46 pm |

    yea last year the golds didnt even match cause the pants were faded while the jerseys were brand new

  • Joe O. | November 17, 2007 at 2:02 pm |

    I’m sure someone has seen it before, but Maryland has white numbers on the back of their white helmets. You can only see it when the sun hits it just right on TV, but they are definatly raised numbers on the back bottom-left of their helmets.

  • Nitemare | November 17, 2007 at 2:02 pm |

    But, but he GOT A RIBBON, so it’s OK!

  • Tim McCabe | November 17, 2007 at 2:04 pm |

    Ah ok, when I played youth baseball we got trophies for winning (and I think plaques for being runner-up). When I played football we never got anywhere near winning, so I have no idea what they issued. I always assumed a trophy.

    If Nebraska is the same as MN, each kid in the championship game gets a medal (gold for 1st, silver for 2nd), and each team gets a trophy to display in their school.

    The eye black thing is silly. Just one more embarrassing thing my Vikings are known for (thanks John R and Chris H)

  • odessa steps | November 17, 2007 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”171724″]Italy vs Scotland today…

    Italy unveiling new away kits. Very very nice, all white, collar, no crap looking blue bib[/quote]

    I guess they worked.

  • Walker | November 17, 2007 at 2:07 pm |

    Florida State’s in all garnet against Maryland.

  • Jeff Rinker | November 17, 2007 at 2:23 pm |

    University of Idaho has a brand new helmet for their game against Boise State today… Instead of “Vandals” in script it sports their block “I” in black on the gold helmet.

  • dennis | November 17, 2007 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”171767″]yea last year the golds didnt even match cause the pants were faded while the jerseys were brand new[/quote]
    Very true, the helmet/jersey/pants all seemed to be different shades of “vegas gold”.

  • Paul Lukas | November 17, 2007 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”171736″]Where this blog used to be unique, it is quickly becoming the insult and complain-fest that most others already are.

    Paul-Please do something![/quote]

    And just what would you like me to do?

    I think everyone’s taking Bryan’s post waaaaaay too seriously. It’s a joke, people. Did it come off as too mean-spirited? Yeah, maybe. But certainly no more mean-spirited than the piling on of comments bashing him.

    Is it all fair game, including Bryan’s content? Sure. But enough already with the “Yeah, me too”-ism factor. OK, a lot of you didn’t like today’s post — we get it. Let’s move on, shall we?

  • Mike Engle | November 17, 2007 at 2:29 pm |

    Mr. Lukas:
    Do potentially Open Thread-worthy pictures go to you or to Mr. Redemske?
    Speaking of which, what is Mr. Redemske’s email address?

  • dennis | November 17, 2007 at 2:30 pm |

    Great call, Paul.

    Here’s a picture of those Pitt jerseys:

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

  • Mike Engle | November 17, 2007 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”171811″]Great call, Paul.

    Here’s a picture of those Pitt jerseys:

    http://scores.espn.g...
    Nice to see the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in scarlet again.

  • LI Phil | November 17, 2007 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”171807″][quote comment=”171736″]Where this blog used to be unique, it is quickly becoming the insult and complain-fest that most others already are.

    Paul-Please do something![/quote]

    And just what would you like me to do?[/quote]

    i think he wants you to install a full-time, pc-police-type moderator, so any ‘offensive’ posts
    can be removed

    jeebus…couldn’t anyone (except those defending bryan) tell the whole damn pic/post was a joke? he wasn’t making fun of the kid for crying fer chrissake…he was poking fun of the “im such a tough guy with too much eyeblack”…maybe bryan should have posted a pic of george brett instead?

    how a nice, fun little sattiday open thread can degenerate into ‘intern’ bashing and even veiled cries of racism is beyond me

    you go paul! ya rock!

  • David S. | November 17, 2007 at 2:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”171809″]Mr. Lukas:
    Do potentially Open Thread-worthy pictures go to you or to Mr. Redemske?
    Speaking of which, what is Mr. Redemske’s email address?[/quote]

    Just send it to the “contact us” address at the top of the blog. It will be seen.

  • Paul Lukas | November 17, 2007 at 2:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”171809″]Mr. Lukas:
    Do potentially Open Thread-worthy pictures go to you or to Mr. Redemske?[/quote]

    Any contributions can always come to me.

  • John in Athens | November 17, 2007 at 2:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”171673″][quote comment=”171667″]“The question is ‘How much more black could it be?’ and the answer is ‘None. None more black’”

    Nigel Tufnel, Spinal Tap[/quote]

    It is very important that today’s comment section NOT devolve into a long series of movie quotes. No more, please.[/quote]

    Perhaps a devolution into movie quotes wouldn’t have been so bad after all.

    Besides, wasn’t Stuby’s quote as appropriate if not more so than Bryan’s.

    “How much more (eye)black? None. None more (eye)black.”

    A pretty clever play off of Bryan’s referrence, if you ask me.

    I’m scoring this one a hit for Stuby. Nice job!

  • Jay | November 17, 2007 at 2:59 pm |

    Most hilarious thing I’ve read on here ever, haha.

  • Mike | November 17, 2007 at 3:09 pm |

    To my fellow uniwatch enthusists-
    I am the author of post #11, which seems to be getting a lot of “hype”. Never did I mean to say making myself look African American made me look tougher. I was not implying that at all (see post #38). When I first did the Hovan-esque “war-paint”, I wanted to look like Chris Hovan, who aside from Andy Katzenmoyer from Ohio State, was my favorite player at the time. When I was 14, my grandmother told me a horror story about a pair of floating eyes, representing evil spirits from centuries past. That’s the message I wanted to convey to my opponents. I wanted to get in their heads.

  • jponsetto | November 17, 2007 at 3:11 pm |

    I came to the UniWatch blog site today looking for my regular fix of good stories and comments and instead I find The Creamer Forum.

    Yech! Stop with the barbs and insults…it’s friggin eye black…you win and it was the eye black and you lose and you look like a douche bag…life is not fair.

    FYI- The TB PadRays new unis are just embarrassing.

  • CJ | November 17, 2007 at 3:40 pm |

    http://www.gatewayga...

    ummmmmmmm…talk about make up

  • gopherboy | November 17, 2007 at 3:56 pm |

    my golden gophers instead of peeing all over them selves like earlier in the year have decided to take a crap on themselves and go all maroon vs. bucky today.

  • Paul Lukas | November 17, 2007 at 3:58 pm |

    One more time: Message received re: today’s content. Please move on to uni topics.

  • Grumpy Old Man | November 17, 2007 at 3:59 pm |

    #55’s eye black?

    I was more crabby because that kid needs a haircut. Bah! These kids today, I’ll tell ya.

  • dennis | November 17, 2007 at 4:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”171852″]http://www.gatewaygators.com/gatorgallery/2006-11-03_Gateway_vs_Shaler/slides/IMG_3232.html

    ummmmmmmm…talk about make up[/quote]
    Gateway is the same team that has had about a million different uni combos this year. They also got a ton of help from the refs last night in their playoff game against North Allegheny.

  • Micah | November 17, 2007 at 4:12 pm |

    Hmm, I don’t know what to really make of the FSU all-garnet look, I prefer the gold pants with the garnet jersey. When the Lakers game ended last night, Kobe took off his compression sleeve and flung it to a fan in the stands, I had never seen him do that before.

  • James Craven | November 17, 2007 at 4:29 pm |

    Commenting on the Tribe’s new home alt.

    Have they rebuilt Cleveland Municipal Stadium? That is a serious downgrade IMHO. Very plain, no names on the back, who do they think they are, the Yankees?

  • TimInGA | November 17, 2007 at 4:29 pm |

    Gotta say, Ole Miss’ uni’s are good looking and under-rated. It’s classic look. Though I’d prefer a different look for the side of the helmet.
    Just sayin’

  • Adam | November 17, 2007 at 4:32 pm |

    Can’t wait for the Cowboys-Skins game tomorrow.

    I have always been intrigued by the fact that both teams wear white at home and thus the other has to wear their ugly dark jerseys, which both teams rarely wear.

    Looking forward to the Skins getting the beatdown in those horrible brown/burgundy/whatever jerseys!

  • Sam P. | November 17, 2007 at 4:36 pm |

    New Italy aways in action…
    http://www.uefa.com/...

    Saw yesterday these were called hideous, I think they look amazing especially when you consider the bib of the 06 version..
    http://www.soccersto...

  • James Craven | November 17, 2007 at 4:44 pm |

    I had the Spain-Sweden game on GolTV (Si, habla Ingles there), and saw that the adidas-clad Spanish XI had a new numbering and lettering system on their unis. Can anyone get a picture, please?

  • Andrew | November 17, 2007 at 4:45 pm |

    After watching Harvard and Ole Miss today, I can’t say enough for football pants that are a totally different color from the jersey. Throw the Giants in there as well. Muted colored, classic looking pants. Enough of the West Va., Oregon, etc. monochromatic crap.

  • Ryan | November 17, 2007 at 4:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”171861″]my golden gophers instead of peeing all over them selves like earlier in the year have decided to take a crap on themselves and go all maroon vs. bucky today.[/quote]

    Last week I saw them bust-out the Maroon pants and thought to myself “Dear God, they’re gonna go all-maroon next week”… Maybe it’s best that I can’t find the game on my TV (I’m a Badger fan, just happy they got rid of the red pants)… BTW, flipped quickly to the FAMU-Bethune Cookman game and the Bethune jerseys are possibly the BUSIEST jerseys in all of college football, as well as quite the stylin’ head coach

    And in reply to some earlier posts, my retinas are still burning from watching parts of the Pistons-Lakers game last night… Ouch!

  • Gnu | November 17, 2007 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”171892″]After watching Harvard and Ole Miss today, I can’t say enough for football pants that are a totally different color from the jersey. Throw the Giants in there as well. Muted colored, classic looking pants. Enough of the West Va., Oregon, etc. monochromatic crap.[/quote]

    Totally agree — specifically, I think it is the grey pants that make the Ole Miss and the moleskin colored pants that do it for Harvard. These set a classic look that should be used for both the home and away sets.

  • Jeremy | November 17, 2007 at 5:14 pm |

    Last night the Albany Patroons had their season opener and had to wear practice uniforms. Just another example of how badly managed this team is.
    They are the ones in the white and green.
    http://www.albanypat...

  • Stevo | November 17, 2007 at 5:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”171918″]Last night the Albany Patroons had their season opener and had to wear practice uniforms. Just another example of how badly managed this team is.
    They are the ones in the white and green.
    http://www.albanypat...

    I didn’t realize the CBA still existed.

  • Matt | November 17, 2007 at 5:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”171708″]What I find interesting, especially with our discussion on race several days ago, is that people apply this eye black in effort to make themselves look more intimidating. Does that mean that we, as a society, find black skinned people more intimidating? I can’t help that think that if white kids paint themselves black to look scary, then black people are scary. And I do think this warrants comparison to an old time minstrel show.[/quote]

    Whoah there chief, I think your reaching pretty hard with that take.

    Does that mean Alice Cooper was following that same pointless jump in logic?

    Especially since football players who were fans of Alice Cooper and Kiss and the like were part of what started the “Creative Eye-black” thing, and I sincerely think that a “minstrel show” was the farthest from thier minds.

    Folks may have had a small point when talking about the Georgia “Black-out” game, but certainly not this.

  • Matt | November 17, 2007 at 5:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”171923″][quote comment=”171918″]Last night the Albany Patroons had their season opener and had to wear practice uniforms. Just another example of how badly managed this team is.
    They are the ones in the white and green.
    http://www.albanypat...

    I didn’t realize the CBA still existed.[/quote]

    The other teams jerseys are pretty terrible too, couldn’t tell who was in Practice uni’s and who wasn’t

  • Dre | November 17, 2007 at 5:53 pm |

    Speaking of Clowns. I guess this may be one of the “without make-up” variety.

  • TomTom | November 17, 2007 at 5:54 pm |

    Good shot not only of the non-Golden Gophers all-maroon unis, but an FNOB shot of Mike Sherels. Brother Marcus was a walk-on last year and played in a handful of games up to now but I couldn’t find any photo of him.

  • Kek | November 17, 2007 at 6:00 pm |

    I had this conversation with a friend of mine a few years ago, I am so sick of the overuse of eyeblack. Without going into the debate as to whether it really does anything or not, I just think it’s out of hand with the kids painting up their faces.

    If I was a high school coach I would not permit this. How this any different from kids want to wear different equipment to separate what they look like. I had a few coaches that basically said “all or nothing” when it came to things like tights under or over socks, shoe color, etc.

    I probably would say no to the traditional eye black but let the kids wear the strips. But I’d make sure to get the ones with the Mueller logo so they could write on them in marker. Oh, and they’d have to wear them correctly and under both eyes, not some of the crazy vertical patterns or doubled up looks you see on college sidelines these days.

  • Joe O. | November 17, 2007 at 6:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”171861″]my golden gophers instead of peeing all over them selves like earlier in the year have decided to take a crap on themselves and go all maroon vs. bucky today.[/quote]
    The Yellow jerseys have looked aweful this year…Or has that just been the Golden Gophers play on the field?

  • Stuby | November 17, 2007 at 6:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”171892″]After watching Harvard and Ole Miss today, I can’t say enough for football pants that are a totally different color from the jersey. Throw the Giants in there as well. Muted colored, classic looking pants. Enough of the West Va., Oregon, etc. monochromatic crap.[/quote]
    When I first read your comment I thought ‘why the hell is Ole Miss playing Harvard?’. I’m OK now.

    I agree Ole Miss has some good looking unis. Today was the first time I’ve seen Kansas this year and they look pretty good – sort of like a royal blue version of Ole Miss.

  • Joe O. | November 17, 2007 at 6:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”171894″][quote comment=”171861″]my golden gophers instead of peeing all over them selves like earlier in the year have decided to take a crap on themselves and go all maroon vs. bucky today.[/quote]

    Last week I saw them bust-out the Maroon pants and thought to myself “Dear God, they’re gonna go all-maroon next week”… Maybe it’s best that I can’t find the game on my TV (I’m a Badger fan, just happy they got rid of the red pants)… BTW, flipped quickly to the FAMU-Bethune Cookman game and the Bethune jerseys are possibly the BUSIEST jerseys in all of college football, as well as quite the stylin’ head coach

    And in reply to some earlier posts, my retinas are still burning from watching parts of the Pistons-Lakers game last night… Ouch![/quote]

    RE: The Florida Classic game (FAMU vs BCC) is a wonderful fashion show between the Head Coaches in their Pimp Suits and the ladies in the stands with the 6 foot diameter hats! Gotta love it! I still don’t know why they play that game at the Citrus Bowl though…horrible stadium and neither team is from the O-Town area…

  • David S. | November 17, 2007 at 6:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”171941″]I had this conversation with a friend of mine a few years ago, I am so sick of the overuse of eyeblack. Without going into the debate as to whether it really does anything or not, I just think it’s out of hand with the kids painting up their faces.

    If I was a high school coach I would not permit this. How this any different from kids want to wear different equipment to separate what they look like. I had a few coaches that basically said “all or nothing” when it came to things like tights under or over socks, shoe color, etc.

    I probably would say no to the traditional eye black but let the kids wear the strips. But I’d make sure to get the ones with the Mueller logo so they could write on them in marker. Oh, and they’d have to wear them correctly and under both eyes, not some of the crazy vertical patterns or doubled up looks you see on college sidelines these days.[/quote]

    There is a fine line between keeping players from looking stupid and snuffing the small nuances that make uniforms unique to a player. If people in charge had such “all or nothing” feelings pretty soon this site would be gone and the personality behind uniforms would be gone.

    That is something I do not want to see in my lifetime.

  • Stevo | November 17, 2007 at 6:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”171941″]I had this conversation with a friend of mine a few years ago, I am so sick of the overuse of eyeblack. Without going into the debate as to whether it really does anything or not, I just think it’s out of hand with the kids painting up their faces.

    If I was a high school coach I would not permit this. How this any different from kids want to wear different equipment to separate what they look like. I had a few coaches that basically said “all or nothing” when it came to things like tights under or over socks, shoe color, etc.

    I probably would say no to the traditional eye black but let the kids wear the strips. But I’d make sure to get the ones with the Mueller logo so they could write on them in marker. Oh, and they’d have to wear them correctly and under both eyes, not some of the crazy vertical patterns or doubled up looks you see on college sidelines these days.[/quote]

    I can understand a coach wanting to maintain a certain uniformity among his players, but not letting players use the stick wouldn’t be my choice. I’d go with giving the players a choice between stick or strips, with the requirement of both being limited to the upper cheeks. I wouldn’t care so much if the kids wanted to write something on their strips, as long as it’s not profane or downright stupid. In other words, I’d have just enough regulation to keep things consitent, but not so much that the players feel like they’ve handed in their personality when they walk in the locker room.

  • A.J. Zydzik | November 17, 2007 at 6:22 pm |

    I have the Michigan St-Penn State game on in the background and they just showed the Spartans sideline. It looks like number 38 for the Spartans has a nameplate with a lower-case “i” on it, it says “DAViS-CLARK”

  • Anthony Verna | November 17, 2007 at 6:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”171727″][quote comment=”171700″]Indians’ third base coach Joel Skinner is modeling the Indians’ new alternate uniforms on MLB.com – see the gallery on the bottom left corner.[/quote]

    Heres the link for that- I think their Unis look pretty sweet without the silver trim, but i want to see the backs of the other unis too.
    http://mlb.mlb.com/c...

    I like the old-school look of the uniform. BUT the blues now don’t match from uniform to uniform and there are many, many combinations. (I still would prefer the cursive “I” to be the Tribe’s main logo. I think it looks sweet on the cap all by itself.)

  • Stevo | November 17, 2007 at 6:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”171944″]I still don’t know why they play that game at the Citrus Bowl though…horrible stadium and neither team is from the O-Town area…[/quote]

    FAMU is from Tallahassee, B-C is from Daytona Beach, so Orlando’s a good “in between” site. Also, it makes it easier to get Disney to sponsor the game ;).

  • Anthony Verna | November 17, 2007 at 6:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”171888″]New Italy aways in action…
    http://www.uefa.com/...

    Saw yesterday these were called hideous, I think they look amazing especially when you consider the bib of the 06 version..
    http://www.soccersto...

    These uniforms look timeless.

  • Matt | November 17, 2007 at 6:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”171958″][quote comment=”171888″]New Italy aways in action…
    http://www.uefa.com/...

    Saw yesterday these were called hideous, I think they look amazing especially when you consider the bib of the 06 version..
    http://www.soccersto...

    These uniforms look timeless.[/quote]

    They’ll look great as they flop for 90 minutes!

  • Chris | November 17, 2007 at 6:30 pm |

    Absolutely awful post today. Waste of time really. First, rehashing a subject that gets bitched about daily here. Secondly, calling a high school student a “clown”. Who cares what he puts on his face…HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IS FUN! He doesn’t look “professional” or “traditional” because hes 16 years old!!

    Uniwatch is my favorite website going, but this kind of trash from a contributing “intern” just won’t cut it.

  • Stevo | November 17, 2007 at 6:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”171961″]Absolutely awful post today. Waste of time really. First, rehashing a subject that gets bitched about daily here. Secondly, calling a high school student a “clown”. Who cares what he puts on his face…HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IS FUN! He doesn’t look “professional” or “traditional” because hes 16 years old!!

    Uniwatch is my favorite website going, but this kind of trash from a contributing “intern” just won’t cut it.[/quote]

    Please read Comments #91 and #104, they’re not hard to see, they’re the ones in khaki.

  • Dan | November 17, 2007 at 6:34 pm |

    FNOB siting today

    Mike Sherels of Minnesotahttp://scores.espn.g...

  • Matt | November 17, 2007 at 6:38 pm |

    Really glad to see Washington State in the Crimson Jersey/Grey Pant combo. That will look especially good against Oregon state and thier ridiculous Sports Bra Get-ups!

  • Max | November 17, 2007 at 6:43 pm |

    Why does a high school kid need to wear eye-black at all?

    Are they playing at such a high level of competition that eye-black will make that much difference?

    I played football for coaches that would absolutely not allow that foolishness, including low socks, pants above the knee, etc.

    I can only imagine the reaction that Coach O’Malley would have given to those one-inch sweatbands worn at the elbow and knees, shoes spatted with any color other than white, no or low socks showing and those eye black patches with something written on them.

    I see guys today that Coach O’Malley would still have been screaming at for those kind of violations years after they graduated.

  • muskiejim | November 17, 2007 at 6:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”171936″]Good shot not only of the non-Golden Gophers all-maroon unis, but an FNOB shot of Mike Sherels. Brother Marcus was a walk-on last year and played in a handful of games up to now but I couldn’t find any photo of him.[/quote]

    As tired as I am of the monochromatic look, I will compliment the Gophers on doing a good job of matching their maroons. The pants, jerseys, and helmets look pretty close to me. Way better than the Saints and their gold, for instance.

  • Stevo | November 17, 2007 at 6:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”171973″]Why does a high school kid need to wear eye-black at all?

    Are they playing at such a high level of competition that eye-black will make that much difference?

    I played football for coaches that would absolutely not allow that foolishness, including low socks, pants above the knee, etc.

    I can only imagine the reaction that Coach O’Malley would have given to those one-inch sweatbands worn at the elbow and knees, shoes spatted with any color other than white, no or low socks showing and those eye black patches with something written on them.

    I see guys today that Coach O’Malley would still have been screaming at for those kind of violations years after they graduated.[/quote]

    I assume that Coach O’Malley would be willing to pay for new equipment for players who either were too tall to keep their pants below their knees or who are using hand me down cleats that are the “Wrong” color because they can’t buy new ones? Oh wait, that’s what the Booster Club is for, they can just tell the Volleyball squad that they can’t get new unis because the football pants don’t fit “just right”.

  • John in Athens | November 17, 2007 at 6:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”171964″][quote comment=”171961″]Absolutely awful post today. Waste of time really. First, rehashing a subject that gets bitched about daily here. Secondly, calling a high school student a “clown”. Who cares what he puts on his face…HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IS FUN! He doesn’t look “professional” or “traditional” because hes 16 years old!!

    Uniwatch is my favorite website going, but this kind of trash from a contributing “intern” just won’t cut it.[/quote]

    Please read Comments #91 and #104, they’re not hard to see, they’re the ones in khaki.[/quote]

    And yet that kid’s face is still at the top of the page…

  • Dobber | November 17, 2007 at 6:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”171717″]Did anyone see Brazil-Ecuador last night? Brazil came out wearing jerseys with no names on the back.

    I can’t find any pictures. . .[/quote]
    This is pretty common in international soccer, since teams are only required to put names on the shirts in the finals of major competitions like the World Cup and European Championships, not qualifiying or friendlies. However, most of the bigger Nike teams (like Brazil, the US, and Russia) usually have names on the back for all matches.

  • Stevo | November 17, 2007 at 6:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”171978″][quote comment=”171964″][quote comment=”171961″]Absolutely awful post today. Waste of time really. First, rehashing a subject that gets bitched about daily here. Secondly, calling a high school student a “clown”. Who cares what he puts on his face…HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IS FUN! He doesn’t look “professional” or “traditional” because hes 16 years old!!

    Uniwatch is my favorite website going, but this kind of trash from a contributing “intern” just won’t cut it.[/quote]

    Please read Comments #91 and #104, they’re not hard to see, they’re the ones in khaki.[/quote]

    And yet that kid’s face is still at the top of the page…[/quote]

    Why should it be taken down? If Paul took down every picture that someone didn’t like, half the posts in this blog wouldn’t make sense anymore.

  • S Bennett | November 17, 2007 at 6:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”171891″]I had the Spain-Sweden game on GolTV (Si, habla Ingles there), and saw that the adidas-clad Spanish XI had a new numbering and lettering system on their unis. Can anyone get a picture, please?[/quote]

    At first blush it looks a pretty plain font for number and name.

    Othr Adidas teams, namely France and Venezuela are still using the stripe based numbers and rounded letter name font.

    The one that caught my attention was the new font used on Puma kits (click teh pic to enlarge). It has a small stencil mark effect going on, but has more than a passing resemblance to a font Hummel used on Danish uniforms about 5-7 years ago.

    SB

  • Dusty | November 17, 2007 at 7:04 pm |

    Ilya Bryzgalov, just picked up off waivers by Phoenix today, played for the Coyotes with his Anaheim Ducks colored pads on. Plain white helmet though.

  • Sam P. | November 17, 2007 at 7:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”171959″][quote comment=”171958″][quote comment=”171888″]New Italy aways in action…
    http://www.uefa.com/...

    Saw yesterday these were called hideous, I think they look amazing especially when you consider the bib of the 06 version..
    http://www.soccersto...

    These uniforms look timeless.[/quote]

    They’ll look great as they flop for 90 minutes![/quote]

    Oh! low blow…

    don’t you know we officially passed that torch on to Portugal in the 06 wc? ;)

  • Joseph | November 17, 2007 at 7:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”171892″]After watching Harvard and Ole Miss today, I can’t say enough for football pants that are a totally different color from the jersey. Throw the Giants in there as well. Muted colored, classic looking pants. Enough of the West Va., Oregon, etc. monochromatic crap.[/quote]

    What are you talking about?? Oregon hardly ever goes monochromatic. It sure isn’t classic-style but it’s not monochromatic

  • Matt | November 17, 2007 at 7:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”171993″][quote comment=”171959″][quote comment=”171958″][quote comment=”171888″]New Italy aways in action…
    http://www.uefa.com/...

    Saw yesterday these were called hideous, I think they look amazing especially when you consider the bib of the 06 version..
    http://www.soccersto...

    These uniforms look timeless.[/quote]

    They’ll look great as they flop for 90 minutes![/quote]

    Oh! low blow…

    don’t you know we officially passed that torch on to Portugal in the 06 wc? ;)[/quote]

    Fair point my good man. Sure glad to see they might not Qualify for Euro 08

  • Sam P. | November 17, 2007 at 7:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”171717″]Did anyone see Brazil-Ecuador last night? Brazil came out wearing jerseys with no names on the back.

    I can’t find any pictures. . .[/quote]

    not exactly photos, but this is a highlight clip of this weekends So.Am. qualifiers and has the new Brasil kits…
    http://batanga.sport...

    BTW… Nike did to these, the same butcher job they did with ManU and the patched crest that doesn’t match the jerseys color

  • John in Athens | November 17, 2007 at 7:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”171982″][quote comment=”171978″][quote comment=”171964″][quote comment=”171961″]Absolutely awful post today. Waste of time really. First, rehashing a subject that gets bitched about daily here. Secondly, calling a high school student a “clown”. Who cares what he puts on his face…HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IS FUN! He doesn’t look “professional” or “traditional” because hes 16 years old!!

    Uniwatch is my favorite website going, but this kind of trash from a contributing “intern” just won’t cut it.[/quote]

    Please read Comments #91 and #104, they’re not hard to see, they’re the ones in khaki.[/quote]

    And yet that kid’s face is still at the top of the page…[/quote]

    Why should it be taken down? If Paul took down every picture that someone didn’t like, half the posts in this blog wouldn’t make sense anymore.[/quote]

    He can do what he likes, but as long as there’s a comment button beneath it people are going to use it.

  • Sam P. | November 17, 2007 at 7:16 pm |

    I stand corrected, here’s some photo’s

    first no name backs,
    http://i23.photobuck...

    second, patched crest off color of the jersey
    http://i23.photobuck...

  • Bryan Redemske | November 17, 2007 at 7:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”171692″]Let’s keep things in perspective here — the kid lost a football game — that doesn’t mean he is above criticism. I don’t believe Bryan was making light of the genuine emotion he was feeling, but of his, well, clownish appearance.[/quote]

    This is what I was going for. Note the lack of identification of the kid: No name, school or state — all of which was readily available. I didn’t knock his effort, attitude or passion for the game. This is a great picture — it says a lot about what sports mean to a small town and to the kids who play them.

    But it also displays wanton, haphazard eye-blacking. And that’s not cool. That’s the message to take from this post.

    Also, I was out of town all day and was dishartened to learn of my demotion to “intern.” People, please — interns fetch coffee and pick up the dry-cleaning. A bench coach tells the manager about the opponents’ tendencies, notices potential matchup advantages and checks to see if the bullpen is ready. Intern … psssht.

  • James Craven | November 17, 2007 at 7:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”171986″]“…but has more than a passing resemblance to a font Hummel used on Danish uniforms about 5-7 years ago.”[/quote]

    Round the shape of those numbers, and it looks like they belong on the Phillies’ uniforms.

  • swervy jervy | November 17, 2007 at 8:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”172006″][quote comment=”171692″]Let’s keep things in perspective here — the kid lost a football game — that doesn’t mean he is above criticism. I don’t believe Bryan was making light of the genuine emotion he was feeling, but of his, well, clownish appearance.[/quote]

    This is what I was going for. Note the lack of identification of the kid: No name, school or state — all of which was readily available. I didn’t knock his effort, attitude or passion for the game. This is a great picture — it says a lot about what sports mean to a small town and to the kids who play them.

    But it also displays wanton, haphazard eye-blacking. And that’s not cool. That’s the message to take from this post.

    Also, I was out of town all day and was dishartened to learn of my demotion to “intern.” People, please — interns fetch coffee and pick up the dry-cleaning. A bench coach tells the manager about the opponents’ tendencies, notices potential matchup advantages and checks to see if the bullpen is ready. Intern … psssht.[/quote]

    You put his picture up with the school and scoreboard. You called him a clown (twice). You said he sucked. Its pretty clear how you respect what ‘… sports mean to a small town and to the kids who play them…’

    Now this is getting insulting to the readers.

  • Dusty | November 17, 2007 at 8:18 pm |

    I’m more concerned about why his jersey is grey, and the rest of the kids in the background have white jerseys. Or is just the shoulders grey and the rest of it white? It better not be grey. Grey jerseys suck in every sport except baseball.

  • Talon Lardner | November 17, 2007 at 8:20 pm |

    Eh, just let kids be kids, no harm in smeared eye black, right? 95% of those kids on the field won’t play college ball in ANY form after high school, so I figure they should have fun.

    As for the caption… I’ve seen worse comments.

  • LI Phil | November 17, 2007 at 8:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”172022″]I’m more concerned about why his jersey is grey, and the rest of the kids in the background have white jerseys. Or is just the shoulders grey and the rest of it white? It better not be grey. Grey jerseys suck in every sport except baseball.[/quote]

    im pretty sure it’s white…that grey you see…it’s a shadow

    /hey swervey…do you have anything uni related to contribute? or are all your posts going to attack someone?

  • Kyle at IU | November 17, 2007 at 8:30 pm |

    Eye black be damned!

    Shout out to Indiana and their throwback unis. They put up a good effort and came through in the clutch to get that old oaken bucket back in the trophy case. In my opinion, those throwbacks should be the standard home uni.

  • Azul Army | November 17, 2007 at 8:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”171820″][quote comment=”171807″][quote comment=”171736″]Where this blog used to be unique, it is quickly becoming the insult and complain-fest that most others already are.

    Paul-Please do something![/quote]

    And just what would you like me to do?[/quote]

    i think he wants you to install a full-time, pc-police-type moderator, so any ‘offensive’ posts
    can be removed

    jeebus…couldn’t anyone (except those defending bryan) tell the whole damn pic/post was a joke? he wasn’t making fun of the kid for crying fer chrissake…he was poking fun of the “im such a tough guy with too much eyeblack”…maybe bryan should have posted a pic of george brett instead?

    how a nice, fun little sattiday open thread can degenerate into ‘intern’ bashing and even veiled cries of racism is beyond me

    you go paul! ya rock![/quote]

    Nope- This has less to do with today’s topic and much more to do with the insultive, wisecracking, nitpicking, over-critical nature some of the posters have become.

    Thank you for proving my point.

  • swervy jervy | November 17, 2007 at 9:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”172024″][quote comment=”172022″]/hey swervey…do you have anything uni related to contribute? or are all your posts going to attack someone?[/quote]

    Does a cloak of completely disingenuous b.s. from the ‘bench coach’ count?

    You’re right – enough. I know this forum is about piling on but one gentleman calling this kid a ‘douche bag’ was absurdly unfair, albeit a logical expectation given the opening. Bad vibe, let’s go on.

    I think Minnie should try a little gray in their uniforms.

  • G~Money | November 17, 2007 at 9:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”172006″][quote comment=”171692″]

    Also, I was out of town all day and was dishartened to learn of my demotion to “intern.” People, please — interns fetch coffee and pick up the dry-cleaning. A bench coach tells the manager about the opponents’ tendencies, notices potential matchup advantages and checks to see if the bullpen is ready. Intern … psssht.[/quote]

    Bryan. Rawks!

  • The Original Lee | November 17, 2007 at 9:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”172006″][quote comment=”171692″]Let’s keep things in perspective here — the kid lost a football game — that doesn’t mean he is above criticism. I don’t believe Bryan was making light of the genuine emotion he was feeling, but of his, well, clownish appearance.[/quote]

    This is what I was going for. Note the lack of identification of the kid: No name, school or state — all of which was readily available. I didn’t knock his effort, attitude or passion for the game. This is a great picture — it says a lot about what sports mean to a small town and to the kids who play them.

    But it also displays wanton, haphazard eye-blacking. And that’s not cool. That’s the message to take from this post.

    Also, I was out of town all day and was dishartened to learn of my demotion to “intern.” People, please — interns fetch coffee and pick up the dry-cleaning. A bench coach tells the manager about the opponents’ tendencies, notices potential matchup advantages and checks to see if the bullpen is ready. Intern … psssht.[/quote]

    Bryan,

    for all this shit you’ve taken, good post.
    i laughed, i cried, i laughed again at all the people overreacting. good on ya, keep up the good work.

  • DannyB | November 17, 2007 at 9:49 pm |

    Something I’m not sure I’ve noticed.. anyone with a CFL membership card?

    A Saskatchewan Roughriders card would just be purty. Especially in those most excellent throwbacks.

  • Brendan | November 17, 2007 at 9:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”172054″]Something I’m not sure I’ve noticed.. anyone with a CFL membership card?

    A Saskatchewan Roughriders card would just be purty. Especially in those most excellent throwbacks.[/quote]

    I’m almost certain that there is one. Alouettes, I think.

  • ehc52 | November 17, 2007 at 10:45 pm |

    So, for my senior year of college I did the Ultimate Warrior thing every game. And, after the game I had a similar appearance (thankfully we won on a last second drive), but the emotion of knowing I would never play again is what got to me. That aside, my real point is that it is a personal choice. Sometimes it is done to create an alternate persona that let’s you step outside of yourself. Basically, it gives you an excuse to ignore all laws of human decency and to make okay to inflict severe pain on the guy lining up across from you. Make fun of the kid if you want, but listen Rook (or Intern or whatever your name is), talk that way to me, or anybody else who does the paint for their own personal reasons, and you’ll get a new set of teeth after living on milkshakes for weeks. All the sports worldwide and this was the best you could come up with? Start working harder, Clown.

  • John in Athens | November 17, 2007 at 10:52 pm |

    How’s this for too much eyeblack?

    Yep. It’s our friends from last week’s slightly less spirited open thread!

    In case you haven’t heard, the planet is dying and Georgia’s pet-symptom is a draught. Things are so bad that the Governor is holding prayer sessions for rain… either that or for us to not notice that we’d have water without the rampant development he does nothing to curb.

    But anyway, our Dawg-lovin’ non-black-faced UGA fanatics took the time to share a little eco-advice with Sanford Stadium last week and the local paper printed a picture of it this morning.

    How ’bout them Dawgs!

  • John in Athens | November 17, 2007 at 10:54 pm |

    Er… we’re a draught town with a drought problem.

  • Eric B | November 17, 2007 at 11:00 pm |

    those college kids were making a conservation statement that they will have to wash off?

    UGA might want to make Logic 101 a core requirement

  • LI Phil | November 17, 2007 at 11:01 pm |

    [quote], it gives you an excuse to ignore all laws of human decency and to make okay to inflict severe pain on the guy lining up across from you[/quote]

    and bryan is the clown?

  • schuby | November 17, 2007 at 11:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”172053″][quote comment=”172006″][quote comment=”171692″]Let’s keep things in perspective here — the kid lost a football game — that doesn’t mean he is above criticism. I don’t believe Bryan was making light of the genuine emotion he was feeling, but of his, well, clownish appearance.[/quote]

    This is what I was going for. Note the lack of identification of the kid: No name, school or state — all of which was readily available. I didn’t knock his effort, attitude or passion for the game. This is a great picture — it says a lot about what sports mean to a small town and to the kids who play them.

    But it also displays wanton, haphazard eye-blacking. And that’s not cool. That’s the message to take from this post.

    Also, I was out of town all day and was dishartened to learn of my demotion to “intern.” People, please — interns fetch coffee and pick up the dry-cleaning. A bench coach tells the manager about the opponents’ tendencies, notices potential matchup advantages and checks to see if the bullpen is ready. Intern … psssht.[/quote]

    Bryan,

    for all this shit you’ve taken, good post.
    i laughed, i cried, i laughed again at all the people overreacting. good on ya, keep up the good work.[/quote]
    \”I laughed, I cried, I wept a little, then laughed again, then cried, then couldn’t stop laughing until eventually I ate a pretzel and cried, like, twice.”

  • ehc52 | November 17, 2007 at 11:04 pm |

    You, Bryan, and whoever else supports him for trying to shame a kid for doing something that is generally about more than “looking cool.”

  • John in Athens | November 17, 2007 at 11:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”172069″]those college kids were making a conservation statement that they will have to wash off?[/quote]

    Yeeaahhhh… I mentioned that we’re a draught town, right?

  • An amused dude | November 18, 2007 at 12:02 am |

    [quote comment=”172065″]So, for my senior year of college I did the Ultimate Warrior thing every game. And, after the game I had a similar appearance (thankfully we won on a last second drive), but the emotion of knowing I would never play again is what got to me. That aside, my real point is that it is a personal choice. Sometimes it is done to create an alternate persona that let’s you step outside of yourself. Basically, it gives you an excuse to ignore all laws of human decency and to make okay to inflict severe pain on the guy lining up across from you. Make fun of the kid if you want, but listen Rook (or Intern or whatever your name is), talk that way to me, or anybody else who does the paint for their own personal reasons, and you’ll get a new set of teeth after living on milkshakes for weeks. All the sports worldwide and this was the best you could come up with? Start working harder, Clown.[/quote]

    You would beat a guy up for disagreeing with the way you accessorize on the football field? Ha!

    As for all of you who are making fun of the intern, you are just hilarious. There’s no use in covering your face with this s$%#, all ya need is the two strips. And you have to admit it is very clownish.

    And by the way, it was proven in some experiment a couple years ago that eye black does prevent glare, but the stickers with logos and such on them have no effect on the glare.

  • Jim | November 18, 2007 at 12:40 am |

    Anyone know what Boston College (Reebok team) has the NFL=styled sideline gear? Does Reebok outfit any other college football teams?

  • Joe | November 18, 2007 at 12:45 am |

    [quote comment=”171934″][quote comment=”171923″][quote comment=”171918″]Last night the Albany Patroons had their season opener and had to wear practice uniforms. Just another example of how badly managed this team is.
    They are the ones in the white and green.
    http://www.albanypat...

    I didn’t realize the CBA still existed.[/quote]

    The other teams jerseys are pretty terrible too, couldn’t tell who was in Practice uni’s and who wasn’t[/quote]

    I covered the game for the Atlanta Krunk, and what I’d heard from the team GM was that the team’s uniforms arrived just before they’d gotten on the plane to leave for Albany. I also understand they’re being outfitted by Starbury, Stephon Marbury’s athletic line. And to further add to that, Stephon’s brother Zech is on the team.

    The story with the Patroons uniforms, on the other hand, is that they haven’t arrived from overseas as yet. I’d heard around the scorer’s table that they’re coming in from China. If they just do them the same way as they did last year, they won’t be so bad.

  • citizens against safety goggles | November 18, 2007 at 1:08 am |

    … psssht

    That sound you hear is Fonzi on the launch ramp.

  • LI Phil | November 18, 2007 at 1:28 am |

    [quote comment=”172095″]… psssht

    That sound you hear is Fonzi on the launch ramp.[/quote]

    how long ago did pssssht JTS?

  • Beau | November 18, 2007 at 1:42 am |

    Lame commentary. Rather be the kid in the pic than the twerp that posted this.

  • Original Jim | November 18, 2007 at 3:07 am |

    Wow. A lot of people here today that just don’t get it™.

    There was nothing in Bryan’s statement that made fun of the kid for crying. It only made fun of him because of the eye black that was all over his face. Which is stupid in and of itself, because it’s EYE BLACK, not FACE BLACK.

    Jesus. Some people take things way too seriously.

    And then there are others that use fake names and links to insult the Creamer boards.

    :sigh:

  • Tim | November 18, 2007 at 4:30 am |

    [quote comment=”171991″]Ilya Bryzgalov, just picked up off waivers by Phoenix today, played for the Coyotes with his Anaheim Ducks colored pads on. Plain white helmet though.[/quote]
    Here’s my picture of Bryzgalov from the game today with his white helmet and Ducks pads. We were hoping to see the Kings offense light the lamp often today, but the Ducks just had to waive Bryzgalov yesterday.

  • Mark in Shiga | November 18, 2007 at 6:07 am |

    I notice on the Indians’ uniform site, the jacket is no longer a jacket but a “heavy weather protected outwear piece”.

    Dunno about those, but the classic-look, number-only “ordinary weather cream-white upper garment” is pretty good-looking. I wish the other teams’ throwbacks were this good.

  • Frank | November 18, 2007 at 11:10 am |

    Is it possible that the kid wore an average amount of eye black, and after crying following a tough playoff loss, it smeared down his face? No, that wouldn’t be as funny as taking a pot shot at a high schooler. If Gonzaga’s Morrison is young enough to cry after a loss (and young enough not to grow a full mustache yet), then this kid is, too.

    Bad move, intern. Have you ever read this blog before?

  • Frank | November 18, 2007 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”171864″]One more time: Message received re: today’s content. Please move on to uni topics.[/quote]

    Paul,

    The great thing about the democracy of a blog forum is that every voice gets to be heard. In my case, my internet was down most of the weekend, and I just got to see this post, and the uproar today. But even though it is your blog, don’t expect that playing teacher and saying “Okay, I get it” is going to cut off the dissent.

    Other readers want you to know that they, too, disagreed with the tone of the post. I am one of them. If you cut it off at 100 dissenting posts and say I get it, you might not allow yourself to realize that there could be 200 dissenting readers, or 1000 dissenting readers. Whether you think it’s PC run amok, whether you think a high school kid is fair game, whatever you think – if you care about your readers, you should pay attention to that.

    And if you don’t care about your readers – that’s fine, too. It’s your blog.

  • citizens against safety goggles | November 18, 2007 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”172146″]Wow. A lot of people here today that just don’t get it™.

    There was nothing in Bryan’s statement that made fun of the kid for crying. It only made fun of him because of the eye black that was all over his face. Which is stupid in and of itself, because it’s EYE BLACK, not FACE BLACK.

    Jesus. Some people take things way too seriously.

    And then there are others that use fake names and links to insult the Creamer boards.

    :sigh:[/quote]

    Thank you, Copernicus, for clearing up the confusion. These people and their poor reading comprehension. Deplorable. Now shouldn’t you be getting back to the counter at the firecracker stand?

  • Stevo | November 18, 2007 at 1:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”172342″]Is it possible that the kid wore an average amount of eye black, and after crying following a tough playoff loss, it smeared down his face? No, that wouldn’t be as funny as taking a pot shot at a high schooler. If Gonzaga’s Morrison is young enough to cry after a loss (and young enough not to grow a full mustache yet), then this kid is, too.

    Bad move, intern. Have you ever read this blog before?[/quote]

    I don’t mean to continue the flogging of this dead horse, but that kid had way too much black on his face for that to be caused by him wiping his tears away. Properly applied eye black will not smear that dark, that far down his face.

  • Matt Powers | November 18, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    I absolutely love this board because of the information that is passed on to we, the uniform detail watching elite. Unfortunately their is drama within all of our dailty lives, and this is one of my favorite escapes, a safe harbor in the tempest. We could and just might use the above picture and caption as a platform to defend, dissent or even flat out argue but I do sincerely believe that we are all here for much better, obscure, and intricate reasons than that!

    Minnesota: monochromatic but pulled it off
    Indiana: Very attractive but grey facemasks were needed
    Bethune Cookman: Very busy but interesting colr combo

  • ro ro | November 19, 2007 at 8:24 am |

    Bryan,

    Thanks for posting a picture of Tad Henkenius. I’m sure he loves having his face plastered on the internet. Hey Tad, come on sad clown, turn that frown upside down.

  • Andrew | November 19, 2007 at 9:06 am |

    [quote comment=”171994″][quote comment=”171892″]After watching Harvard and Ole Miss today, I can’t say enough for football pants that are a totally different color from the jersey. Throw the Giants in there as well. Muted colored, classic looking pants. Enough of the West Va., Oregon, etc. monochromatic crap.[/quote]

    What are you talking about?? Oregon hardly ever goes monochromatic. It sure isn’t classic-style but it’s not monochromatic[/quote]

    I’m talking about this:
    http://www.tickets.c...

    and these.

  • TOTC | November 19, 2007 at 9:20 am |

    Mikey Powell started all of that eye-black as a lacrosse player for Syracuse. It’s even spread into the women’s game.

    Kelly Kasper, Maryland:

    http://graphics.fans...

  • wecasa | November 19, 2007 at 4:05 pm |

    As a HS football assistant coach, I’m often amused at the “intimidation” tactics employed by players in the use of eyeblack. None more amusing than when a black player shows up with white zinc under the old eyeballs. “Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of eyeblack fella?” “Probably, but it looks good coach!”