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If It’s OK to Call Football Pretty …

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I think this would qualify. Not only is it a classic matchup, it’s a classic-looking matchup. There are definitely others out there — USC/Notre Dame or Texas/Oklahoma, for example — but this is my favorite. Let’s hope it stays that way next year when Michigan goes to Adidas. Considering the history, I don’t think there’s much to worry about. — Bryan

 

141 comments to If It’s OK to Call Football Pretty …

  • Kevin Grimstad | November 18, 2007 at 7:43 am |

    Does anyone know how many buckeye stickers can fit on an Ohio State helmet? If so, has any player ever completely filled their helmet with buckeyes?

  • Gnu | November 18, 2007 at 7:52 am |

    [quote comment=”172247″]Does anyone know how many buckeye stickers can fit on an Ohio State helmet? If so, has any player ever completely filled their helmet with buckeyes?[/quote]

    It would depend on the size of the buckeye. In the days of Woody Hayes & Archie Griffin, the buckeyes were much larger, limiting the potential count per helmet.

  • Taylor | November 18, 2007 at 7:53 am |

    I’ve always been curious, how does somebody get a Buckeye and who gives it out. I assume it is given by coaches for good plays, but I’m not sure. Thanks for your help.

  • LI Phil | November 18, 2007 at 8:03 am |

    [quote comment=”172247″]Does anyone know how many buckeye stickers can fit on an Ohio State helmet? If so, has any player ever completely filled their helmet with buckeyes?[/quote]

    this might help

  • LI Phil | November 18, 2007 at 8:17 am |

    [quote comment=”172255″][quote comment=”172247″]Does anyone know how many buckeye stickers can fit on an Ohio State helmet? If so, has any player ever completely filled their helmet with buckeyes?[/quote]

    this might help [/quote]

    current buckeyes accumulated, excluding yesterday’s game against michigan

    more info: Ohio State University (white sticker with green buckeye leaves)
    Few schools are more proud of its football traditions than Ohio State, and its buckeye leaves are no exception. In fact, Ohio State does more than any other school to publicize its practice. A chart in the Woody Hayes football building chronicles the number of leaves earned by each player.

    Ohio State is perhaps the oldest practitioner of helmet stickerology. The tradition dates back to 1968 and the height of the Woody Hayes Era. And what’s a buckeye, you ask? It’s called a chestnut in most parts of the country.

  • Matthew | November 18, 2007 at 8:28 am |

    The fact that both fields now have flubberturf and they don’t get any grass stains on their unis takes this one down several notches.

  • BigMatt | November 18, 2007 at 8:38 am |

    H O O S I E R S ! ! ! Y E S ! ! !

  • Dootie Bubble | November 18, 2007 at 8:59 am |

    In my humble opinion, helmet stickers look far more immature than excessive eye black. I think my little sister had a similar formula to Ohio State’s for putting “My Little Kitty” and “Strawberry Shortcake” stickers on her trapper keepers. I always thought Mark Richt was something of a clown for pulling such a stunt in a real college football conference.

  • Patrick | November 18, 2007 at 9:11 am |

    It would be classic football, except it’s being played on fake turf. Play it on real grass, then it’s classic.

  • Tom Luckman | November 18, 2007 at 9:18 am |

    Are we really still talking about excessive eye black? Can’t we give that one a rest.

    I like Ohio State’s stickers, but other colleges not so much.

  • C.N. | November 18, 2007 at 9:22 am |

    [quote comment=”172287″]Are we really still talking about excessive eye black? Can’t we give that one a rest.

    I like Ohio State’s stickers, but other colleges not so much.[/quote]

    I agree, on all counts.

    And, a buckeye and a chestnut aren’t the same thing, though they’re similar. Take it from someone who has been hit in the head by both while walking under trees, they’re not the same.

    But, I’ve never been struck by lightning. Go figure.

  • Erik | November 18, 2007 at 9:36 am |

    Here’s a name for ya…

    Link

    Can’t wait to see that NOB

  • AB | November 18, 2007 at 9:40 am |

    [quote comment=”172287″]Are we really still talking about excessive eye black? Can’t we give that one a rest.

    I like Ohio State’s stickers, but other colleges not so much.[/quote]

    Agreed, but I think FSU’s tomahawk stickers look pretty sweet too.

  • Jason Axel | November 18, 2007 at 9:42 am |

    I noticed yesterday, I wanna see if anyone has a good pic or knows about it…Northwestern’s pride stickers….there are like 3 different kinds…like the Northwestern N, the wildcat paw and another…

  • Stuby | November 18, 2007 at 9:43 am |

    Texas Tech went all Blackout in their win against Oklahoma. Ugly as sin but you can’t argue with the results.

    p.s. if your nickname is the RED RAIDERS, why the hell are you wearing all black?

  • DenverGregg | November 18, 2007 at 9:56 am |

    Not a fan of either team, but they both have a look that works.

    There haven’t been many changes in the looks for those two teams since I started watching around ’70, excepting socks. NCAA should follow NFL’s lead on having socks required. I’m looking forward to the end of the “low whites” fad too.

  • Hed-Bone11 | November 18, 2007 at 10:02 am |

    Are we really still talking about excessive eye black? Can’t we give that one a rest.

    I like Ohio State’s stickers, but other colleges not so much.

    Agreed, but I think FSU’s tomahawk stickers look pretty sweet too.

    Florida State has the best looking helmets in college football.

  • Dootie Bubble | November 18, 2007 at 10:13 am |

    Luckman with a classic post! He sees the words “eye black” in a post and instead of pretending to read said post to see it only tangentially references yesterday’s debate without engaging in it he says “Are we really still talking about excessive eye black? Can’t we give that one a rest. (sic)” which is replied to two or three times. Genius!

    Not surprised he thinks FSU helmets are neat. The tomahawks are lame just like the Seminole nation for rolling over and letting their name and image be besmirched by a “school” whose athletic program repeatedly cuts corners to win and isn’t even doing much of that lately. Class is something the vast majority of Semi-hole players neither attend or embody.

  • LI Phil | November 18, 2007 at 10:18 am |

    i didn’t think luckman said anything about FSU’s helmets…i believe that was hed-bone

    /carry on

  • Will | November 18, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    I can’t find a decent picture, but Italy keeper Gianluigi Buffon was wearing a dodgy beany hat, as well as what appeared to be a warm-up suit underneath his jersey, as they beat Scotland last night. He looked like he should’ve been playing in a park somewhere.

  • Anthony M | November 18, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”172318″]Luckman with a classic post! He sees the words “eye black” in a post and instead of pretending to read said post to see it only tangentially references yesterday’s debate without engaging in it he says “Are we really still talking about excessive eye black? Can’t we give that one a rest. (sic)” which is replied to two or three times. Genius![/quote]

    Are you kidding? After all the stink that was made yesterday over that picture, you just happened to reference eye black and how you perceive it? I don’t buy it. You were clearly referencing yesterday’s post and Luckman was on the money.

  • Mike | November 18, 2007 at 11:16 am |

    Does anyone remember those ESPN commercials with old Buckeye coach, John Cooper? He was standing in the locker room explaining how to receive a Buckeye. “Make a big play.. BUCKEYE. Win a game.. BUCKEYE.”

  • Christopher | November 18, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”172294″]Here’s a name for ya…

    Link

    Can’t wait to see that NOB[/quote]

    Yeah, i mentioned that here a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, after a little research, I found that he merely puts the word “Chief” on the back of his jersey.

    Interesting thing though, his middle name is Chief. Full name:

    Grlenntys Chief Kickingstallionsims, Jr.

  • Mike Engle | November 18, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”172347″][quote comment=”172294″]Here’s a name for ya…

    Link

    Can’t wait to see that NOB[/quote]

    Yeah, i mentioned that here a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, after a little research, I found that he merely puts the word “Chief” on the back of his jersey.

    Interesting thing though, his middle name is Chief. Full name:

    Grlenntys Chief Kickingstallionsims, Jr.[/quote]
    If the NFL doesn’t allow “HE HATE ME” or Jim Druckenmiller to shorten his name to “DRUCK,” then I guarantee you “CHIEF” would become “KICKINGSTALLIONSIMS.” Holy sh*t, I just realized that that’s a 19-letter surname.

  • LI Phil | November 18, 2007 at 11:43 am |

    soooo…….

    which teams are breaking out the throwbacks or alts today? anyone?

  • Mike Engle | November 18, 2007 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”172353″][quote comment=”172347″][quote comment=”172294″]Here’s a name for ya…

    Link

    Can’t wait to see that NOB[/quote]

    Yeah, i mentioned that here a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, after a little research, I found that he merely puts the word “Chief” on the back of his jersey.

    Interesting thing though, his middle name is Chief. Full name:

    Grlenntys Chief Kickingstallionsims, Jr.[/quote]
    If the NFL doesn’t allow “HE HATE ME” or Jim Druckenmiller to shorten his name to “DRUCK,” then I guarantee you “CHIEF” would become “KICKINGSTALLIONSIMS.” Holy sh*t, I just realized that that’s a 19-letter surname.[/quote]
    Wow, I get the stupid quote of the day. I thought he was an offensive lineman. Well, the NBA would probably make him have his last name anyway, so let’s hope he gets drafted.

  • TD | November 18, 2007 at 11:49 am |

    Lloyd Carr Face

    Blasted meddling buckeyes!

  • Dan | November 18, 2007 at 11:52 am |

    Check out Louisville’s new basketball uniforms

    New home

    Old Home

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    New Road

    Old Roadhttp://cache.viewima...

    New Alternate

    Old Alternatehttp://heraldleader....

  • Dan | November 18, 2007 at 11:56 am |

    sorry links got screwed up

    THe old home pic is actually the new home here are the new road and alternate

    Alternate Jerseyhttp://store.cstv.co...

  • Alan #44 | November 18, 2007 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”172360″][quote comment=”172353″][quote comment=”172347″][quote comment=”172294″]Here’s a name for ya…

    Link

    Can’t wait to see that NOB[/quote]

    Yeah, i mentioned that here a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, after a little research, I found that he merely puts the word “Chief” on the back of his jersey.

    Interesting thing though, his middle name is Chief. Full name:

    Grlenntys Chief Kickingstallionsims, Jr.[/quote]
    If the NFL doesn’t allow “HE HATE ME” or Jim Druckenmiller to shorten his name to “DRUCK,” then I guarantee you “CHIEF” would become “KICKINGSTALLIONSIMS.” Holy sh*t, I just realized that that’s a 19-letter surname.[/quote]
    Wow, I get the stupid quote of the day. I thought he was an offensive lineman. Well, the NBA would probably make him have his last name anyway, so let’s hope he gets drafted.[/quote]

    Scholarly guy…recreation therapy major.

  • Christopher | November 18, 2007 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”172360″][quote comment=”172353″][quote comment=”172347″][quote comment=”172294″]Here’s a name for ya…

    Link

    Can’t wait to see that NOB[/quote]

    Yeah, i mentioned that here a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, after a little research, I found that he merely puts the word “Chief” on the back of his jersey.

    Interesting thing though, his middle name is Chief. Full name:

    Grlenntys Chief Kickingstallionsims, Jr.[/quote]
    If the NFL doesn’t allow “HE HATE ME” or Jim Druckenmiller to shorten his name to “DRUCK,” then I guarantee you “CHIEF” would become “KICKINGSTALLIONSIMS.” Holy sh*t, I just realized that that’s a 19-letter surname.[/quote]
    Wow, I get the stupid quote of the day. I thought he was an offensive lineman. Well, the NBA would probably make him have his last name anyway, so let’s hope he gets drafted.[/quote]

    I actually don’t think he’s NBA material at all. I honestly don’t know, but just judging from the few articles that even mention him.

    However- who knows… maybe he’ll play overseas or something, or another baseketball league.

  • Taylor | November 18, 2007 at 1:00 pm |

    Has anybody seen George Mason University’s basketball jerseys for this season? I can’t find a pic anywhere! Thanks.

  • fraser | November 18, 2007 at 1:07 pm |

    CFL East Division Final Winnipeg and Toronto is colour on colour. ‘Peg in gold retros T.O. in home blue

  • Buckeye Mike | November 18, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”172345″]Does anyone remember those ESPN commercials with old Buckeye coach, John Cooper? He was standing in the locker room explaining how to receive a Buckeye. “Make a big play.. BUCKEYE. Win a game.. BUCKEYE.”[/quote]

    That wasn’t Cooper. It was one of the equipment guys. And to answer the question from before, last year many people filled the helmet up with stickers. Smith had something like 99, Ginn was up there too. They had to put stickers on top of others to fit them all on. Here is a pic of Teddy Ginn with his helmet full.

  • Buckeye Mike | November 18, 2007 at 1:12 pm |

    of course that was from the year before, in ’05, but you get the idea.

  • Mike Engle | November 18, 2007 at 1:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”172436″][quote comment=”172345″]Does anyone remember those ESPN commercials with old Buckeye coach, John Cooper? He was standing in the locker room explaining how to receive a Buckeye. “Make a big play.. BUCKEYE. Win a game.. BUCKEYE.”[/quote]

    That wasn’t Cooper. It was one of the equipment guys. And to answer the question from before, last year many people filled the helmet up with stickers. Smith had something like 99, Ginn was up there too. They had to put stickers on top of others to fit them all on. Here is a pic of Teddy Ginn with his helmet full.[/quote]
    Do buckeyes reset with each football season or does the player keep them his whole career?

  • Spencer | November 18, 2007 at 1:23 pm |
  • Spencer | November 18, 2007 at 1:24 pm |

    By the way, those new Louisville uniforms are pretty bad- especially the “Cards” on the rear neckline.

  • Joseph | November 18, 2007 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”172303″]Texas Tech went all Blackout in their win against Oklahoma. Ugly as sin but you can’t argue with the results.

    p.s. if your nickname is the RED RAIDERS, why the hell are you wearing all black?[/quote]

    Probably the same reason the Rutgers SCARLET KNIGHTS did it

  • Ryan | November 18, 2007 at 1:43 pm |

    Chad Johnson is sporting an orange chinstrap today. He was wearing a standard white chinstrap last week.

  • shaylen | November 18, 2007 at 1:44 pm |

    The Saints are wearing gold pantz today, just thought i’d throw that out there.

  • Brian E. | November 18, 2007 at 1:45 pm |

    It’s a reset each year.

    Each year, Ohio State’s helmets start our blank and game 2 is when we see the first buckeye leaf stickers.

    As for a career tally, I know of no such thing.

  • shaylen | November 18, 2007 at 1:45 pm |

    pants*

  • Gage | November 18, 2007 at 1:55 pm |

    Yeah, the UM-OSU matchup looks great…except for the giant Nike symbols.

  • Kyle O. | November 18, 2007 at 2:08 pm |

    I am listening to the Browns game on the radio and the announcers just mentioned that Kellen Winslow and Steve Heiden are wearing “lineman type lemets because they knew this would be a hard hitting game instead of their ussual helmets” I assume they are wearing the Revolution but I am not within the TV range to watch it.

  • Aaron G. Stock | November 18, 2007 at 2:12 pm |

    Phillies will be unveiling their home alternates November 29.

    Some of us may recall that they’ve been leaked already (original linked thread has been archived and registration is required). Flickr Photo here.

  • James Craven | November 18, 2007 at 2:14 pm |

    In MLS Cup 2007, refs in green jerseys. Must say that’s sharp looking with the black trim. Also, Houston in Orange, New England in blue…and Houston won 2-1.

  • Dan King | November 18, 2007 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”172508″]I am listening to the Browns game on the radio and the announcers just mentioned that Kellen Winslow and Steve Heiden are wearing “lineman type lemets because they knew this would be a hard hitting game instead of their ussual helmets” I assume they are wearing the Revolution but I am not within the TV range to watch it.[/quote]Winslow is wearing the revolution but Heiden isn’t as far as i can tell.

    also for helmet stickers, i like UGA’s b/c they don’t take up that much space on the helmet and everyone’s helmet still looks the same, unlike OSU’s.

  • Hed-Bone11 | November 18, 2007 at 2:19 pm |

    Watching the Ravens/Browns game I can’t help but notice how much better Cleveland’s striped socks looked compared to the all brown.

  • James Craven | November 18, 2007 at 2:21 pm |

    BTW, on the same Flickr account as the Phils’ leaked alternates, there’s the Mets final season at Shea Stadium logo, and in the MLB Shop, specifically the Yankees Shop, there is a small look at the Yankee Stadium final season logo with the front of the original Yankee Stadium pre-renovation front facade. Also, the Yanks will double patch with the ASG logo on the right sleeve and the Yankee Stadium logo on the left.

    Did anyone mention that the Blue Jays are also having a 1977 replica alternate as well in light blue?

  • NEO | November 18, 2007 at 2:48 pm |

    Im thinking that the Jaguars Unis may have something to do with why they are winning today at halftime….they sorta look like a football team today!

  • MLB2PDX | November 18, 2007 at 2:49 pm |

    Was at the Oregon/Portland basketball game last night and UO wore all green…no black involved. Not a big deal, but there was talk that they got rid of the green unis and now had a green and black combo instead. It was good to see no black…

  • James Craven | November 18, 2007 at 2:54 pm |

    As for the Jays’ 1977 throwback, quoting many boardies “That’s Little League.”

  • Ryan Cousineau | November 18, 2007 at 2:56 pm |

    This has nothing to do with the comments above, but I had to share this Euro-hockey example of the logo creep end times.

    I lost count at 12 sponsor logos…

  • Matt | November 18, 2007 at 3:02 pm |

    That wasn’t Cooper. It was one of the equipment guys. And to answer the question from before, last year many people filled the helmet up with stickers. Smith had something like 99, Ginn was up there too. They had to put stickers on top of others to fit them all on. Here is a pic of Teddy Ginn with his helmet full.[/quote]

    That pic was from two years ago in the Fiesta Bowl vs. Notre Dame!

  • Arthur Dent | November 18, 2007 at 3:06 pm |

    Good pic of Larry Walker wearing one of those futuristic unis here.

  • Andrew | November 18, 2007 at 3:07 pm |

    Speaking of sponsor logos… I lost count in the Michigan-OSU picture at 14 swooshes!

  • Greg | November 18, 2007 at 3:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”172475″][quote comment=”172303″]Texas Tech went all Blackout in their win against Oklahoma. Ugly as sin but you can’t argue with the results.

    p.s. if your nickname is the RED RAIDERS, why the hell are you wearing all black?[/quote]

    Probably the same reason the Rutgers SCARLET KNIGHTS did it[/quote]

    Rutgers should never do it again, simply because they have red helmets. Tech on the other hand looked so good, i was jealous of those guys. They looked fast, intimidating, and just all-around bad ass. But it only works because the helmet matches the rest of the uniform.

  • Matt from L.A. | November 18, 2007 at 3:41 pm |

    Andrew I’m up to 17

  • Benjamin | November 18, 2007 at 3:58 pm |

    Adam Vinatieri has “Riddell” on his nose bumber while the other Colts have “Colts.”

  • John in Athens | November 18, 2007 at 4:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”172577″]Good pic of Larry Walker wearing one of those futuristic unis here.[/quote]

    What is your definition of good?

  • Kek | November 18, 2007 at 4:09 pm |

    Refs in Steelers/Jets game have cold weather gear on. First I’ve seen of it this year (at least in games I’ve watched)

  • Talon Lardner | November 18, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”172616″][quote comment=”172577″]Good pic of Larry Walker wearing one of those futuristic unis here.[/quote]

    What is your definition of good?[/quote]
    It doesn’t look all THAT bad in the light, though maybe it could do without the pinstripe pants.

  • Anthony Verna | November 18, 2007 at 4:25 pm |

    McNabb goes down for the Eagles.

    A.J. Feely comes in. His #14 looks very, very spaced out compared to all the other Eagles. I’ll try to find pictures and will post if I can.

  • Kek | November 18, 2007 at 4:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”172618″]Refs in Steelers/Jets game have cold weather gear on. First I’ve seen of it this year (at least in games I’ve watched)[/quote]
    I failed to mention on original post, Jets in the all green, cucumber look too.

  • TD | November 18, 2007 at 4:27 pm |

    Mike Sellers (Redskins) wearing a Schutt Ion helmet. First time I’ve seen one in a game outside of the Giants. Really stark with the gold facemask.

  • DCM | November 18, 2007 at 4:32 pm |

    The Dawgs were giving out bones for good plays long before Richt came along, although in the Herschel era they wore tiny stars, applied to the back of the helmet in rows of circles around the numbers on the back of the helmet.

    A unique thing about Georgia’s bones is that you can immediately recognize the ones given for academic achievement…those bones are black.

    I’m not the hugest fan of these stickers, especially near the end of the year when they take up so much space. Ohio State’s buckeyes are ok because that’s the only thing on the helmet.

    That’s why I love the Bills’ white throwback helmets…the backs are completely uncluttered.

  • Stevo | November 18, 2007 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”172616″][quote comment=”172577″]Good pic of Larry Walker wearing one of those futuristic unis here.[/quote]

    What is your definition of good?[/quote]

    Never said the uni was good, just said the pic was of good quality, which I agree with.

  • John in Athens | November 18, 2007 at 4:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”172636″][quote comment=”172616″][quote comment=”172577″]Good pic of Larry Walker wearing one of those futuristic unis here.[/quote]

    What is your definition of good?[/quote]

    Never said the uni was good, just said the pic was of good quality, which I agree with.[/quote]

    What is your definition of quality?

    (I got it. I was joking.)

  • Aaron Scholder | November 18, 2007 at 4:57 pm |

    Great look here at how a football is made: http://broadband.tsn...

  • zach | November 18, 2007 at 5:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”172345″]Does anyone remember those ESPN commercials with old Buckeye coach, John Cooper? He was standing in the locker room explaining how to receive a Buckeye. “Make a big play.. BUCKEYE. Win a game.. BUCKEYE.”[/quote]

    I DO remember that. In fact, when the question was brought up in the comments, the first thing that popped in my head was: “BUCKEYE!”, as said by that scratchy old man voice. Those were the classic days of ESPN commercials as far as I’m concerned. I grew up with Olbermann on Sunday nights with my dad, and that commercial, along with the cameos by the Mets mascot, really stand out in my mind.

    as far as uni’s are concerned, did anyone notice that Frank Gore was wearing white socks with red striped, where as the entire team was wearing red socks with white stripes?

    And man, do I miss those old uniforms.

  • ek | November 18, 2007 at 5:14 pm |

    Tampa Tribune reports Univ Of South Florida going to Under Armour next year. Wore Nike last few years.

    http://www2.tbo.com/...

  • MikeyB | November 18, 2007 at 5:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”172618″]Refs in Steelers/Jets game have cold weather gear on. First I’ve seen of it this year (at least in games I’ve watched)[/quote]

    The refs in a few other games (the Browns/Ravens, Panthers/Packers, and Bears/Seahwaks are what I remember seeing) are wearing them too.

  • Adam | November 18, 2007 at 5:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”172562″]As for the Jays’ 1977 throwback, quoting many boardies “That’s Little League.”[/quote]
    What are you talking about? U got a link or a pic…? Would love to see.

  • Chuck Ryals | November 18, 2007 at 5:54 pm |

    todays “GARISH UNIS” game goes to the Cardinals vs Bengals….. oiy vey!

  • Donnie Knutts | November 18, 2007 at 5:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”172337″]I can’t find a decent picture, but Italy keeper Gianluigi Buffon was wearing a dodgy beany hat, as well as what appeared to be a warm-up suit underneath his jersey, as they beat Scotland last night. He looked like he should’ve been playing in a park somewhere.[/quote]

    Buffon looked like a hobo for sure-

    http://tinyurl.com/y...

  • Adam | November 18, 2007 at 6:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”172287″]Are we really still talking about excessive eye black? Can’t we give that one a rest.

    I like Ohio State’s stickers, but other colleges not so much.[/quote]
    Luck….you have to admit that the dog bones on the back of Gerorgia’s helmets is a classic. I do recall the Hershel Walker years that they were a round white sticker.
    N.C…tar heel looks classy anywhere
    Clemson…kitty paws always look cool.
    WVU….a rifle/muskett..kinda odd
    Old School (gone) Pitt’s old mustards Dorsett/Marino era.
    Could benefit..Penn State…never happen.

  • S Bennett | November 18, 2007 at 6:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”172407″][quote comment=”172360″][quote comment=”172353″][quote comment=”172347″][quote comment=”172294″]Here’s a name for ya…

    Link

    Can’t wait to see that NOB[/quote]

    Yeah, i mentioned that here a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, after a little research, I found that he merely puts the word “Chief” on the back of his jersey.

    Interesting thing though, his middle name is Chief. Full name:

    Grlenntys Chief Kickingstallionsims, Jr.[/quote]
    If the NFL doesn’t allow “HE HATE ME” or Jim Druckenmiller to shorten his name to “DRUCK,” then I guarantee you “CHIEF” would become “KICKINGSTALLIONSIMS.” Holy sh*t, I just realized that that’s a 19-letter surname.[/quote]
    Wow, I get the stupid quote of the day. I thought he was an offensive lineman. Well, the NBA would probably make him have his last name anyway, so let’s hope he gets drafted.[/quote]

    I actually don’t think he’s NBA material at all. I honestly don’t know, but just judging from the few articles that even mention him.

    However- who knows… maybe he’ll play overseas or something, or another baseketball league.[/quote]

    He’s not NBA material because all those letters on his back are weighing him down and affecting his vertical.

    That name would have to be arched so much, it’ll be a circle around his number.

    SB

  • Brian from Short Island | November 18, 2007 at 6:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”172260″]The fact that both fields now have flubberturf and they don’t get any grass stains on their unis takes this one down several notches.[/quote]
    My first thought… Go Irish!

  • Brian from Short Island | November 18, 2007 at 6:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”172516″]In MLS Cup 2007, refs in green jerseys. Must say that’s sharp looking with the black trim. Also, Houston in Orange, New England in blue…and Houston won 2-1.[/quote]
    SHIT, no! OSI (Official Sports, Inc.) redesigned ALL of the uniforms… This is bad because, as a referee, I have to buy all of this crap again.

    Hopefully they phase them in…

  • Cody | November 18, 2007 at 6:26 pm |

    I know about the green dots on the back of the QBs helmets to identify that only one player has a radio, but I’ve noticed today that Roy Williams (Dallas Roy, not Detroit Roy) has a yellow dot. Anyone know what that’s about?

  • Sam P. | November 18, 2007 at 6:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”172358″]soooo…….

    which teams are breaking out the throwbacks or alts today? anyone?[/quote]

    Niners…
    http://assets.espn.g...

    if only their offense would start playing like the teams that made these jerseys famous

  • Dan | November 18, 2007 at 6:38 pm |

    Thomas Jones of the Jets has a rip on the back of his nameplaye can anyone get a screengrab

    Also really cool item on ebay

    Link

  • Caleb | November 18, 2007 at 6:40 pm |

    Just got back from the Packer/Panthers game. Woodson continues to have mid-calf skin showing as well as spatting the hell out of his black shoes with white tape. #18 for Carolina, Carter, had a real problem with the regular pull-up socks. He was one of the few skill position guys that didn’t use a cut up sock over the knee; probably at its worst when he scored late in the game.

  • scot | November 18, 2007 at 6:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”172377″][quote comment=”172360″][quote comment=”172353″][quote comment=”172347″][quote comment=”172294″]Here’s a name for ya…

    Link

    Can’t wait to see that NOB[/quote]

    Yeah, i mentioned that here a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, after a little research, I found that he merely puts the word “Chief” on the back of his jersey.

    Interesting thing though, his middle name is Chief. Full name:

    Grlenntys Chief Kickingstallionsims, Jr.[/quote]
    If the NFL doesn’t allow “HE HATE ME” or Jim Druckenmiller to shorten his name to “DRUCK,” then I guarantee you “CHIEF” would become “KICKINGSTALLIONSIMS.” Holy sh*t, I just realized that that’s a 19-letter surname.[/quote]
    Wow, I get the stupid quote of the day. I thought he was an offensive lineman. Well, the NBA would probably make him have his last name anyway, so let’s hope he gets drafted.[/quote]

    Scholarly guy…recreation therapy major.[/quote]

    I have a degree in Recreation Therapy from Western Kentucky University, class of 1986. I went on to work at the (former) Yale Psychiatric Institute and the Yale Child Study Center. I now manage a resort. No offense taken… Many of the students in the program were athletes. One of them was Tellis Frank. The guy couldn’t pass puppet making, we seriously had to make a puppet in Social Rec., but was an NBA lottery pick. I saw him in the Nashville airport two years later, wearing my yearly salary in clothing and jewelry, waiting on a limo. Apparently the NBA does not require the making of puppets.

  • Ryan | November 18, 2007 at 7:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”172648″]Tampa Tribune reports Univ Of South Florida going to Under Armour next year. Wore Nike last few years.

    http://www2.tbo.com/...

    Well, should I brace myself for this one? The only Under Armour account that doesn’t look like complete crap is Auburn (who look damn good, and I hope it stays that way!)

  • Brian Terreson | November 18, 2007 at 7:17 pm |

    Did anyone else notice that Lovie Smith has a Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo sticker on his headset (his left side) during the seahawks vs. bears game? can anyone get a screen shot?

  • Sam P. | November 18, 2007 at 7:24 pm |

    non uni-related sports question…

    why aren’t Field Goals reviewable?

  • BigMatt | November 18, 2007 at 7:28 pm |

    The more Swooshes the better!!! Long live Nike and all their glory!!

  • Sean | November 18, 2007 at 7:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”172302″]I noticed yesterday, I wanna see if anyone has a good pic or knows about it…Northwestern’s pride stickers….there are like 3 different kinds…like the Northwestern N, the wildcat paw and another…[/quote]

    According to this link, it says that Northwestern started using stickers when Gary Barnett once coached the team. The late Randy Walker, later added a few new stickers including a cat’s head for outstanding game perfomance, a star; for a great play, and a cat’s paw for outstanding special teams work.

    This link (hoping it works)shows an example of the placement of stickers. It appears on that helmet that there is also a dog bone sticker, which I have no idea what it is about.

    Paul is probably upset that we’re discussing a college teams unis that have a certain color that must not be named.

  • TD | November 18, 2007 at 7:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”172704″]non uni-related sports question…

    why aren’t Field Goals reviewable?[/quote]

    Field goals are reviewable – the Browns got their game-tying FG today on an overturned no-good call, and that was a booth review.

    The officials in Seattle are also in the winter duds. Wimps.

  • Sam P. | November 18, 2007 at 7:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”172710″][quote comment=”172704″]non uni-related sports question…

    why aren’t Field Goals reviewable?[/quote]

    Field goals are reviewable – the Browns got their game-tying FG today on an overturned no-good call, and that was a booth review.

    The officials in Seattle are also in the winter duds.

    Wimps.[/quote]

    When I was watching they stated that the play wasn’t reviewable. And the call on the field was changed after a conference by the referees not by review…

  • TD | November 18, 2007 at 7:34 pm |

    Current (end of game) temp in Seattle: 46 degrees.

  • TD | November 18, 2007 at 7:37 pm |

    Larry Nemmers was the ref for the Seattle game.

  • Sean | November 18, 2007 at 7:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”172709″]

    This link (hoping it works)shows an example of the placement of stickers. It appears on that helmet that there is also a dog bone sticker, which I have no idea what it is about.
    [/quote]

    For the View Images link I posted, type “Northwestern Football”, then click on page 22. It is image 128 of 201+, or the second inmage for that page. Sorry, for any problems. :O

  • steve | November 18, 2007 at 7:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”172711″][quote comment=”172710″][quote comment=”172704″]non uni-related sports question…

    why aren’t Field Goals reviewable?[/quote]

    Field goals are reviewable – the Browns got their game-tying FG today on an overturned no-good call, and that was a booth review.

    The officials in Seattle are also in the winter duds.

    Wimps.[/quote]

    When I was watching they stated that the play wasn’t reviewable. And the call on the field was changed after a conference by the referees not by review…[/quote]

    It was not a boothreview. Field goals are not reviewable and it was overturned after a ref conference

  • Ben | November 18, 2007 at 7:55 pm |

    Iona forward Derrick Gray is wearing a t-shirt underneath his jersey that noone else is in their game against UNC.

  • DannyB | November 18, 2007 at 7:59 pm |

    I enjoy the helmet stickers.. my old high school used stars for special teams/team awards, footballs for offense, skull and crossbones for defense, and the king of them all – the flying goose for a shutout. Geese and skulls on the left, stars and footballs on the right. Stickets were black ink on a transparent back, about the size of the OSU Buckeyes.

    We had white helmets with a simple black-green-black stripe and a green/black Stanford style S, so the clutter added a bit of life to the helmets.

  • Sam P. | November 18, 2007 at 8:04 pm |

    so I thought Michigan used to wear the pride stickers… and in a google search I came across something I never knew. In the Ara Parseghian days, ND had pride stickers!!!

    http://www.bluegrays...

  • Stuby | November 18, 2007 at 8:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”172734″]so I thought Michigan used to wear the pride stickers… and in a google search I came across something I never knew. In the Ara Parseghian days, ND had pride stickers!!!

    http://www.bluegrays...
    Michigan did, I’m not sure when they quit. I believe it was football shaped with a wolverine in it. You can sort of see it here.

  • Sam P. | November 18, 2007 at 8:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”172738″][quote comment=”172734″]so I thought Michigan used to wear the pride stickers… and in a google search I came across something I never knew. In the Ara Parseghian days, ND had pride stickers!!!

    http://www.bluegrays...
    Michigan did, I’m not sure when they quit. I believe it was football shaped with a wolverine in it. You can sort of see it here.[/quote]

    I knew I wasn’t crazy, just had to back far enough…

    strike a pose!
    http://www.thephatph...

  • LI Phil | November 18, 2007 at 8:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”172714″]Current (end of game) temp in Seattle: 46 degrees.[/quote]

    buffalo, ny…gametime (start) temp…34 degrees…refs in white pants

  • Bryan Redemske | November 18, 2007 at 8:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”172740″][quote comment=”172738″][quote comment=”172734″]so I thought Michigan used to wear the pride stickers… and in a google search I came across something I never knew. In the Ara Parseghian days, ND had pride stickers!!!

    http://www.bluegrays...
    Michigan did, I’m not sure when they quit. I believe it was football shaped with a wolverine in it. You can sort of see it here.[/quote]

    I knew I wasn’t crazy, just had to back far enough…

    strike a pose!
    http://www.thephatph...

    Or you could just click on the link in today’s main post …

  • todd krevanchi | November 18, 2007 at 8:44 pm |

    as a quick survey…

    is there anyone else who prefers to have weekend entries listed as saturday open thread and sunday open thread?

    i do.

    when referring back to previous days or weeks its so much easier to distinguish, plus the “…open thread” titles act as nice separator from week to week.

    just seeing how you all feel…

  • Sam P. | November 18, 2007 at 8:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”172753″][quote comment=”172740″][quote comment=”172738″][quote comment=”172734″]so I thought Michigan used to wear the pride stickers… and in a google search I came across something I never knew. In the Ara Parseghian days, ND had pride stickers!!!

    http://www.bluegrays...
    Michigan did, I’m not sure when they quit. I believe it was football shaped with a wolverine in it. You can sort of see it here.[/quote]

    I knew I wasn’t crazy, just had to back far enough…

    strike a pose!
    http://www.thephatph...

    Or you could just click on the link in today’s main post …[/quote]

    I saw that about 2 mins after I posted…

    sheer genious on my behalf!

  • Sammy | November 18, 2007 at 9:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”172753″][quote comment=”172740″][quote comment=”172738″][quote comment=”172734″]so I thought Michigan used to wear the pride stickers… and in a google search I came across something I never knew. In the Ara Parseghian days, ND had pride stickers!!!

    http://www.bluegrays...
    Michigan did, I’m not sure when they quit. I believe it was football shaped with a wolverine in it. You can sort of see it here.[/quote]

    I knew I wasn’t crazy, just had to back far enough…

    strike a pose!
    http://www.thephatph...

    Or you could just click on the link in today’s main post …[/quote]

    UMich wore the stickers during Bo’s era, and it appears into Moeller’s time as coach. I’m pretty sure Carr did away with them. Who knows? The stickers might be back next year! But I hope not, because they really mess with the stripes and wings look. They only work with OSU and FSU because they are on light backgrounds and otherwise simple designs, IMO.

  • Anthony Verna | November 18, 2007 at 9:04 pm |

    Oy. I had a post eaten!

  • Kevin Dumphy | November 18, 2007 at 9:07 pm |

    Georgia’s helmet stickers always have annoyed me to no end (maybe because I’m a Florida fan) that cluster of black and white bones always make me dizzy.

  • Kurt Nelson | November 18, 2007 at 9:15 pm |

    I thought the Georgia stickers were Breathe Right strips.

  • paul | November 18, 2007 at 9:24 pm |

    Stephen Jackson (of the Warriors) had the number 23 scribbled onto the back of his headband in black sharpie in the game in Toronto. Paying homage to Jason Richardson?

  • James Craven | November 18, 2007 at 9:25 pm |

    And for those who asked about the Blue Jays’ alt…

    http://img.photobuck...

  • Matt D. | November 18, 2007 at 9:30 pm |

    Number 5 on Miami’s basketball team has his U.S. flag patch upside down against Providence on ESPN2

  • Nicole | November 18, 2007 at 9:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”172675″][quote comment=”172516″]In MLS Cup 2007, refs in green jerseys. Must say that’s sharp looking with the black trim. Also, Houston in Orange, New England in blue…and Houston won 2-1.[/quote]
    SHIT, no! OSI (Official Sports, Inc.) redesigned ALL of the uniforms… This is bad because, as a referee, I have to buy all of this crap again.

    Hopefully they phase them in…[/quote]

    Playing soccer growing up we only had the black ref unis. Since then, we’ve added fuschia, red, blue and yellow – short and long, some with the matrix of checks, some without, some with stripes, some without. Now we’ve got green?

    If I remember correctly, the reasoning for introducing the colors was “safety” – meaning that when you wear all black in the summer, you get really, really hot. The reason they went with fuschia (and later yellow) was that you didn’t run into many teams wearing those colors, so you were assured the refs wouldn’t be wearing the same color as one of the two teams.

    So what’s the reasoning for red, blue and green, seeing as they are some of the most common colors?

    I remember that once the red made it into rotation that I’d be carrying more equipment as a ref than I did as a player, since all 3 refs had to be wearing the same thing.

  • NEO | November 18, 2007 at 9:41 pm |

    According To John Madden, Bill Belicheck’s coaches wear are “Give Ups” because it looks like he doenst care what he is wearing. LOL

  • Nicole | November 18, 2007 at 9:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”172710″][quote comment=”172704″]non uni-related sports question…

    why aren’t Field Goals reviewable?[/quote]

    Field goals are reviewable – the Browns got their game-tying FG today on an overturned no-good call, and that was a booth review.

    The officials in Seattle are also in the winter duds.

    Wimps.[/quote]

    The refs wanted to review and they contacted the guy in the booth who basically told them “too bad, I can’t review that” and he told them they had to figure it out themselves. On one of the review shows I heard it took 5:23 for them to make the “good” call

  • John Boris | November 18, 2007 at 9:43 pm |

    Did Belichick always have that “BB” under the Pats symbol on his gray sweatshirt?

  • Stevo | November 18, 2007 at 9:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”172778″][quote comment=”172675″][quote comment=”172516″]In MLS Cup 2007, refs in green jerseys. Must say that’s sharp looking with the black trim. Also, Houston in Orange, New England in blue…and Houston won 2-1.[/quote]
    SHIT, no! OSI (Official Sports, Inc.) redesigned ALL of the uniforms… This is bad because, as a referee, I have to buy all of this crap again.

    Hopefully they phase them in…[/quote]

    Playing soccer growing up we only had the black ref unis. Since then, we’ve added fuschia, red, blue and yellow – short and long, some with the matrix of checks, some without, some with stripes, some without. Now we’ve got green?

    If I remember correctly, the reasoning for introducing the colors was “safety” – meaning that when you wear all black in the summer, you get really, really hot. The reason they went with fuschia (and later yellow) was that you didn’t run into many teams wearing those colors, so you were assured the refs wouldn’t be wearing the same color as one of the two teams.

    So what’s the reasoning for red, blue and green, seeing as they are some of the most common colors?

    I remember that once the red made it into rotation that I’d be carrying more equipment as a ref than I did as a player, since all 3 refs had to be wearing the same thing.[/quote]

    Maybe yellow is starting to be used more by Goalkeepers?

  • LI Phil | November 18, 2007 at 9:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”172782″]Did Belichick always have that “BB” under the Pats symbol on his gray sweatshirt?[/quote]

    he’s had it all season long…before that, i can’t say

    btw…why does he keep his challenge flag in his sock? doesn’t want to spill any pixie dust out of his pockets?

  • Deron | November 18, 2007 at 9:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”172676″]I know about the green dots on the back of the QBs helmets to identify that only one player has a radio, but I’ve noticed today that Roy Williams (Dallas Roy, not Detroit Roy) has a yellow dot. Anyone know what that’s about?[/quote]
    I saw that too, but it looked like the QB green dot to me. I thought he might have had issues with his helmet and had do grab a backup QB’s helmet.

  • Kurt Nelson | November 18, 2007 at 9:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”172782″]Did Belichick always have that “BB” under the Pats symbol on his gray sweatshirt?[/quote]
    !st time I noticed it was 3 years ago……could have been longer.

  • Cody | November 18, 2007 at 10:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”172787″][quote comment=”172676″]I know about the green dots on the back of the QBs helmets to identify that only one player has a radio, but I’ve noticed today that Roy Williams (Dallas Roy, not Detroit Roy) has a yellow dot. Anyone know what that’s about?[/quote]
    I saw that too, but it looked like the QB green dot to me. I thought he might have had issues with his helmet and had do grab a backup QB’s helmet.[/quote]
    It looked more to me like yellow to me, but I wasn’t paying that close of attention to it.

  • Deron | November 18, 2007 at 10:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”172799″][quote comment=”172787″][quote comment=”172676″]I know about the green dots on the back of the QBs helmets to identify that only one player has a radio, but I’ve noticed today that Roy Williams (Dallas Roy, not Detroit Roy) has a yellow dot. Anyone know what that’s about?[/quote]
    I saw that too, but it looked like the QB green dot to me. I thought he might have had issues with his helmet and had do grab a backup QB’s helmet.[/quote]
    It looked more to me like yellow to me, but I wasn’t paying that close of attention to it.[/quote]

    I just caught a quick look at it (maybe yellow, maybe green), and actually figured when I got to a computer, it would have been discussed here half to death. Can’t find a good pic online. Hopefully someone can find out what it was all about.

  • Paul Lukas | November 18, 2007 at 10:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”172756″]as a quick survey…

    is there anyone else who prefers to have weekend entries listed as saturday open thread and sunday open thread?

    i do.

    when referring back to previous days or weeks its so much easier to distinguish, plus the “…open thread” titles act as nice separator from week to week.

    just seeing how you all feel…[/quote]

    I am SOOOO sick of the term “Open Thread.” The new format came at my direction (the fact that it happened when Bryan took over for Vince is just coincidental). My apologies to anyone who doesn’t like it, but we’re gonna stick with the new format.

  • Drew Glover | November 18, 2007 at 10:37 pm |

    Any word on whether or not Chambers’ helmet had a flag?

  • Lauren | November 18, 2007 at 10:40 pm |

    Going back to the Buckeye stickers, do the players put them on themselves or do equipment managers put them on? It kind of takes the spirit out of it if it’s like, “yay you! You get a Buckeye!! Now go hand in your helmet to the equipment managers…”

    I would want to do it myself. But then again, I also visit a website all about uniforms…

  • Stevo | November 18, 2007 at 10:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”172812″]Going back to the Buckeye stickers, do the players put them on themselves or do equipment managers put them on? It kind of takes the spirit out of it if it’s like, “yay you! You get a Buckeye!! Now go hand in your helmet to the equipment managers…”

    I would want to do it myself. But then again, I also visit a website all about uniforms…[/quote]

    They might be something that the coaches leave in your locker at the end of practice sometime during the week.

  • LI Phil | November 18, 2007 at 10:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”172812″]Going back to the Buckeye stickers, do the players put them on themselves or do equipment managers put them on?[/quote]

    i believe the players themselves affix them

    all but the recreational therapy majors that is

  • todd krevanchi | November 18, 2007 at 10:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”172807″][quote comment=”172756″]as a quick survey…

    is there anyone else who prefers to have weekend entries listed as saturday open thread and sunday open thread?

    i do.

    when referring back to previous days or weeks its so much easier to distinguish, plus the “…open thread” titles act as nice separator from week to week.

    just seeing how you all feel…[/quote]

    I am SOOOO sick of the term “Open Thread.” The new format came at my direction (the fact that it happened when Bryan took over for Vince is just coincidental). My apologies to anyone who doesn’t like it, but we’re gonna stick with the new format.[/quote]

    ok thats fine. whether the term “open thread” is used or not, all im saying is that when i go back and look at past posts it was a lot easier to distinguish weekdays from weekends based on the entry headlines the old way. especially since days of the week arent currently used in any of the entry labeling.

    i have no problems with using headlines like this moving forward, but may i suggest that when dating entries, you include the day of the week as well?

    currently when entries are listed they are dated 2 different ways,
    November 18, 2007
    or
    11.18.07

    it would be nicer to see,
    Sunday November 18, 2007
    and
    Sunday 11.18.07

  • John M | November 18, 2007 at 11:07 pm |

    I believe some of the Redskins were wearing script “R” rubber pieces on their helmet bumpers today, similar to the “NY” that the Giants have been using. I searched for pictures but cannot find any, but I believe Jason Campbell was one of the players with such a piece. Can anyone confirm this with visual proof?

  • S Bennett | November 18, 2007 at 11:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”172819″][quote comment=”172812″]Going back to the Buckeye stickers, do the players put them on themselves or do equipment managers put them on?[/quote]

    i believe the players themselves affix them

    all but the recreational therapy majors that is[/quote]

    Actually, I’m pretty sure the equip. managers do. I remember seeing a bit somewhere where the players come in to the next practise looking to see how many new ones they got. The bust chops about who got more, playfully lobby to have “injustices’ righted, and so on. Basically, it brings a bit of enthusiasm to day one of preparing for next Saturday.

    SB

  • Patrick | November 19, 2007 at 1:16 am |

    Re: Football helmet stickers

    Michigan State started putting them on this season. It’s a tiny block S as they had changed their primary helmet logo to the Spartan. I for one do not care for the use of helmet stickers in team sports. I think it clutters up the helmet and aesthetically detracts from it. Either everyone gets a sticker or nobody gets one! I know I’m late to the party on this one, just throwing my two cents in.

  • Juan Grande | November 19, 2007 at 2:43 am |

    Clinton Portis had his yellow shoe laces and funky socks going again in today’s Skins/Cowboys game. And thanks to Paul’s article a week or so ago, the entire game I kept thinking about how screwed up the Cowboys uniforms are.

  • Ken | November 19, 2007 at 6:20 am |

    I don’t know if this has been mentioned yet but I think Tressel’s jacket during the Michigan game was mighty snazzy.

    The circa 1978 Nike symbol was a nice touch.

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

  • Brian | November 19, 2007 at 6:56 am |

    Anyone notice Skins FB Mike Sellers’ helmet?

  • Joe | November 19, 2007 at 7:25 am |

    .[quote comment=”172988″]Anyone notice Skins FB Mike Sellers’ helmet?[/quote]

    I did, you can add him and Steve Heiden to the list of players wearing the Schutt Ion.

  • Kevin Corley | November 19, 2007 at 8:26 am |

    [quote comment=”172824″]I believe some of the Redskins were wearing script “R” rubber pieces on their helmet bumpers today, similar to the “NY” that the Giants have been using. I searched for pictures but cannot find any, but I believe Jason Campbell was one of the players with such a piece. Can anyone confirm this with visual proof?[/quote]

    No visual evidence, but I noticed this too. Jason Campbell definitely had a “raised” script-R.

  • Geeman | November 19, 2007 at 8:42 am |

    I think this would qualify. Not only is it a classic matchup, it’s a classic-looking matchup. There are definitely others out there — USC/Notre Dame or Texas/Oklahoma, for example — but this is my favorite. Let’s hope it stays that way next year when Michigan goes to Adidas. Considering the history, I don’t think there’s much to worry about. — Bryan

    You forget what Adidas did to Notre Dame and Nebraska a few years ago before those ships were righted.

  • Geeman | November 19, 2007 at 8:50 am |

    [quote comment=”173047″]I think this would qualify. Not only is it a classic matchup, it’s a classic-looking matchup. There are definitely others out there — USC/Notre Dame or Texas/Oklahoma, for example — but this is my favorite. Let’s hope it stays that way next year when Michigan goes to Adidas. Considering the history, I don’t think there’s much to worry about. — Bryan

    You forget what Adidas did to Notre Dame and Nebraska a few years ago before those ships were righted.[/quote]

  • Brad "Lainey" | November 19, 2007 at 10:41 am |

    Another important thing to remember about OSU’s Buckeye Leaves; none are awarded if the team doesn’t win.

  • blisters | November 19, 2007 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”172337″]I can’t find a decent picture, but Italy keeper Gianluigi Buffon was wearing a dodgy beany hat, as well as what appeared to be a warm-up suit underneath his jersey, as they beat Scotland last night. He looked like he should’ve been playing in a park somewhere.[/quote]
    He’s the best goalkeeper in the world. I’ll give him a pass on that uni-fashion faux pas

  • MIKE | November 20, 2007 at 5:06 pm |

    Pretty sure the Jets didnt retire curtis’ # that will happen when he goes to the hall.

    the Knicks wore number on their shorts too, back when the first did the black side panels