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Great Dane

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As many of you know, kickers and punters are exempt from shoe color rules, so it’s not unusual to see a punter wearing black cleats while the rest of the team is wearing white, or a kicker wearing one black shoe and one white. But Mike Comeau noticed two particularly interesting things about Falcons kicker Morten Andersen last night:

(1) He wears one Nike shoe and one Reebok. Not sure how common it is for someone to be wearing two different brands. (2) The shoe on his kicking (left) foot was black, just like the rest of the Falcons. It was his plant (right) foot that differed from the rest of his team. Usually it’s the kicking foot that is “out of uniform” because the kicker is more comfortable with a particular shoe.

That last bit is a genius observation. Why would Andersen need a special plant shoe? And why would it have to be white? And it’s not like this is his lucky left shoe that he’s been wearing for years, because he was wearing something else just last month. Weird.

Meanwhile, several readers report that Dallas Clark of the Colts was once again playing without the American flag decal on his helmet last night. No visual evidence yet, but here’s a shot of a flag-free Clark from last week. If Clark’s flagless status from last night can be confirmed, that means our streak of at least one NFL player being sans flag for every week of the season remains intact.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Bizarre story out of Tennessee, where a high school hoops team was cited for wearing illegal uniforms, resulting in 18 technical fouls being called. The resulting free throws were the deciding factor in the game. Details here. … More numbers on shorts: the Butler hoops team (with thanks to Mike Miller). … While researching something else, I came across this awesome Cardinals helmet prototype on the Helmet Hut web site. … Latest chapter in the NHL jersey debacle here. … When the Blackhawks introduced John McDonough as the team president, they gave him an honorary jersey. But David Soline notes that they didn’t use a lowercase “c.” … The Browns will be wearing their throwbacks this Sunday. … What’s the point of beach volleyball if you can’t wear a bikini? (With thanks to Jeremy Brahm.) … Todd Radom, Tom O’Grady, and I are all quoted in this article about the state of uniform design. … Jim Pericotti reports that the Ducks’ AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates, are wearing a Stanley Cup patch on the back of their jersey.

 

97 comments to Great Dane

  • Tony Miller | November 23, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    According to the “18 free throws” article, there were actually 22 free throws as a result of the front numbers (or lack thereof), but 18 in the first minute-plus of the third quarter.

  • Nicolas Caron | November 23, 2007 at 10:06 am |

    For the second game in a row, Dallas Clark was without an American Flag decal on his helmet. Can’t find a darn photo of it though…

  • Hed-Bone11 | November 23, 2007 at 10:09 am |

    I understand why kickers wear a different shoe on each foot, but never understood why they still wear different colors. Is it just one of those things that was done out of necessity when it first started but nowadays with shoe contracts and everything you’d think they could get the same color on each foot

  • LM | November 23, 2007 at 10:11 am |

    Yesterdays Thankgiving day games had all of the teams wearing their current day uniforms.
    What happened? Isn’t Thanksgiving day somewhat of a throwback uniform day?

  • brian | November 23, 2007 at 10:24 am |

    i cant find a photo but i know clark wasnt wearing one….

  • J | November 23, 2007 at 10:30 am |

    As a kicker at a Division 1-A school, I get the shoe thing. I don’t like it as wearing two different shoes will almost guarantee some sort of smart-ass comment from someone, however, let me explain. Each foot is being used for a different purpose. The plant food needs to be able to hit the ground and stick onto whatever surface you’re kicking. Notice the two above pictures. The first is on an artificial surface that often doesn’t require a full cleat. The second is on grass which almost always requires a cleat. So for each surface a kicker has a preference for what will let him plant most confidently. As far as the kicking foot goes, that too is a matter of preference. Most kickers wear shoes 1-2 sizes smaller on their kicking foot than they would normally because the less amount of material coming away from the foot leads to less drag on the ground. We are especially picky when it comes to the kicking foot because almost all kickers are looking to ‘feel the ball on their foot’. As for the reason for different colors, I presume that it is that once you are comfortable with a particular model of a shoe it is difficult to get used to another and fashion comes second to confidence (as isn’t the case with the most of the NFL.)

  • C.J. | November 23, 2007 at 10:32 am |

    It looks like Mort is using different plant shoes on different surfaces. The pic at the top is indoors on FieldTurf, but the linked pic (“just last month”) is to an outdoor game on grass.

  • bj in gainesville | November 23, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    the outdoor pics of Mort look like he’s actually wearing a matching set of reebok cleats.

  • denverjason | November 23, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    Another case of non-matching numerals on the same team.

  • James Craven | November 23, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    You gotta love paying extra for networks on your digital cable service.

    On Fox College Sports Pacific (via FSN Detroit), they’re carrying the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 8 Football Playoff final right now, and Crystal Falls Forest Park High School is in all-black, but…

    1. Their UCLA shoulder stripes actually go all the way around the shoulders and…

    2. There’s a multitude of black and white stripes on their socks.

    Trust me, it’s worth the extra fiver per month to see this.

  • DCM | November 23, 2007 at 11:10 am |

    Kicker J’s comments are right on the mark. I kicked as well, many times with different brands on each foot. Even when I was first starting out I knew the importance of a good plant foot shoe. And my steel-plated square-toed black Spot-Bilt kicking shoe was bought on the small/tight side (I wonder if that has anything to do with the state of my feet 25 years later!).

    Interesting that our team-issued shoes were almost the same exact style of Spot-Bilts, though when we wore white shoes my senior year, I stuck with two black shoes. On artificial turf I wore a white turf shoe on my plant foot…and taped up most of my black kicking shoe to match.

    Morten rocks…I’m glad the Falcons keep bringing him back.

  • Johnny O | November 23, 2007 at 11:19 am |

    Regarding Dallas Clark and his non-flag helmet, is it possible he switched to a different style helmet after he got a concussion a few weeks ago? This flag decal has not been there for two weeks, exactly the amount of time he is coming off of a concussion. Just a thought.

  • Kyle O. | November 23, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    Paul-

    As a former soccer player the first thing that I noticed was that the white shoe is a turf model. They have short little stubs on the bottom with about 50 little cleats. They are much more comfortable but not as tight of a fit, which can affect the kick. As they were playing on turn my guess is that he prefered the turf shoe feel but wanted the tight shoe on his kicking foot. If you go to a soccer shop you will notice that the soles of the shoes are completely different. Also, doesn’t the nike swoosh look drawn on?

  • DCM | November 23, 2007 at 11:24 am |

    Carrying over from yesterday’s comments: The Falcons original colors were red, black, and gold to pay homage to UGA and GT. The first year helmet only had a tiny gold helmet stripe, which didn’t make it to year two. Rankin Smith, the original owner, was a big Georgia fan…and had a big impact on the Falcons colors.

    Anything’s better than their current unis!

    And now people wants the Orioles to return to their lovely “bird-head” caps, which I love. But when they had them, many were thrilled when they changed BACK to the “body-bird” caps.

  • Broker75 | November 23, 2007 at 11:33 am |

    Pretty cool matchup between team names on Sunday, the Redskins vs the Buccaneers. The Bucs uni’s are ok with the flag logo on the helmet even though the original Buccaneer was better. It would be pretty cool to watch an animated Redskin in battle with a Buccaneer..helllo Hollywood. I’ve always drempt of creating an animated version of a battle between team names. Also good team name matchup would be a Giant vs a Viking..in purple of course..

  • Johnny O | November 23, 2007 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”175974″]Regarding Dallas Clark and his non-flag helmet, is it possible he switched to a different style helmet after he got a concussion a few weeks ago? This flag decal has not been there for two weeks, exactly the amount of time he is coming off of a concussion. Just a thought.[/quote]
    … and to add to my comment, if it is indeed a new helmet, that is why it could be flag-free. Maybe no one put the decal on when he switched helmets. Just thought I would clarify that up a bit.

  • bighokie09 | November 23, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    Nebraska in all white today against the Buffs all-blacks. some look ok, some look like all white one-sies.

  • schuby | November 23, 2007 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”175994″]Nebraska in all white today against the Buffs all-blacks. some look ok, some look like all white one-sies.[/quote]

    From a Nebraska fan, not a very good look. It looks okay, but just not like Nebraska, if you know what i mean.

  • CardHuskers | November 23, 2007 at 12:20 pm |

    Nebraska in all white today against the Buffs all-blacks. some look ok, some look like all white one-sies.

    Must be some sign of unity or something…possibly Callahan’s last game as coach? And being a Husker fan watching the game with a Mizzou fan, I’ve already heard the jokes about all white because Callahan is surrendering…

  • StevieW | November 23, 2007 at 12:23 pm |

    Although I doubt the good people at Florida State University had them in mind when they designed their all black unis, there is a historical precedent for them. The Black Seminoles, often overlooked and seldom taught.
    Look here
    http://en.wikipedia....
    and here
    http://www.johnhorse...

    I teach high school history in Florida, and covered them a few weeks ago.

  • Jonah | November 23, 2007 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”175944″]Yesterdays Thankgiving day games had all of the teams wearing their current day uniforms.
    What happened? Isn’t Thanksgiving day somewhat of a throwback uniform day?[/quote]

    I noticed this as well. Even with six teams playing instead of four, no throwbacks. I feel like that was a first for at least a decade… can anyone back that up?

  • Stan the Man YES | November 23, 2007 at 12:43 pm |

    CU vs. NU is a monochromatic disaster…

    Penn State has the best…!!!

  • Scoops | November 23, 2007 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”176000″]Although I doubt the good people at Florida State University had them in mind when they designed their all black unis, there is a historical precedent for them. The Black Seminoles, often overlooked and seldom taught.
    Look here
    http://en.wikipedia....
    and here
    http://www.johnhorse...

    I teach high school history in Florida, and covered them a few weeks ago.[/quote]

    I mentioned this just now in yesterday’s thread, but the black ‘Noles unis were worn to honour the Seminole tribe. I don’t know if that’s why they chose black (probably not), but I suppose it may be. That is why the pant leg says “Unconquered” (unfortunately, the ‘Noles lost the one game they wore them).

  • Steven | November 23, 2007 at 1:10 pm |

    All white for the huskers today… not a good decision. Neither is putting those shoulder numbers way too close to the sleeve stripes. Just looks a bit crammed on there.

  • Wes | November 23, 2007 at 1:23 pm |

    I read the article accompanying the pic of the prototype Cardinal helmet, and was surprised to see the Dallas Cowboys left off of the short list of non-uni colored facemask teams. The standard color facemask back in the day was a light gray which looks similar to the Cowboy silver, perhaps, but it is not the same. Some Cowboy replica helmets have been spotted with dark gray or even blue masks, but the ‘Pokes have never worn them.

  • Matt from L.A. | November 23, 2007 at 1:24 pm |

    It’s nice to see I’m not the only kicker (former) that reads UniWatch. J is right on with his assessment. Playing 95% of my games in California and only one on AstroTurf I did not need to wear different shoes very often but when it did rain I often wanted a longer cleat for peace of mind.

  • josh's twin | November 23, 2007 at 1:28 pm |

    Nebraska in all white today against the Buffs all-blacks. some look ok, some look like all white one-sies.

    From a Nebraska fan, not a very good look. It looks okay, but just not like Nebraska, if you know what i mean.

    Nebraska hasn’t looked like Nebraska for a long time, if you know what I mean.

  • Scoops | November 23, 2007 at 1:31 pm |

    hmm… Apparently FSU did bust out the blacks a second time, for Duke this year. Much easier to conquer them, I guess.

    Also, to the person who mentioned the uniform looked green-y in the mock-up photo (the most circulated image of the uniform), note that the real thing is actually just black.

  • MikeyB | November 23, 2007 at 1:38 pm |

    I love the monochromatic Nebraska-Colorado game.

  • Rob Curtin | November 23, 2007 at 1:42 pm |

    You know, over the summer and in the early fall, I couldn’t understand why everyone hated the Islanders’ new sweaters so much… I thought they looked ok.

    I just turned on the B’s game vs. the Isles, and yeah, those look terrible.

    I stand corrected.

  • Trying to make a $ out of 15 cents | November 23, 2007 at 1:58 pm |

    I’m happy for Deleware State to finally get a crack at their recalcitrant neighbors. Unfortunately for them the outcome doesn’t look too good and their school gave them what have to be the most generic helmet’s ever.

  • Chad E. | November 23, 2007 at 2:07 pm |

    Dallas had no flag for the Panthers game either.

    http://www.colts.com...

    Here is a pic of Dallas w/no flag last night.

    http://www.colts.com...

  • Chad E. | November 23, 2007 at 2:10 pm |

    Better picture of a flag-less Clark.

    http://www.colts.com...

  • Robert | November 23, 2007 at 2:21 pm |

    As a Cornhusker, I am not happy with the all-white. Objectively, it looks fine, but I feel like I’m watching Wisconsin.

    The last time that NU wore all-white was during the 2002 season, which was a disaster. You see that Adidas-headache here:

    http://www.youtube.c...

    In sum, the Cornhuskers pants should be red on the road, but they should not be the modern shiny material.

  • Robert | November 23, 2007 at 2:22 pm |

    Oh, and CU’s black-over-black looks as ugly as ever. They look great in their black-over-gold, and need to stick with it.

  • Lorne | November 23, 2007 at 2:24 pm |

    Not the best photo, but you can see that there is no flag above the 4 on Clark’s helmet

  • Graham | November 23, 2007 at 2:25 pm |

    I think that Bo Ruud’s “N” patch on the left shoulder has a “C” in the middle instead of the normal “N” that everyone else sports. Older pictures have him with the same patch, but I swear I saw a “C.”

  • Lorne | November 23, 2007 at 2:25 pm |

    Oh, and the missing flag can’t be due to wearing a different type of helmet, as Clark has always wor the Revolution style helmet.

  • todd krevanchi | November 23, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    after the mess in the nba with the new ball and the lack of “user input” into its development, i am still boggled how another major pro sports league can make the identical mistake like the nhl did with these jerseys…

    also, in that article, it says that PL said this.
    In fact, “older teams [like the NFL’s Cleveland Browns] tend not to mess around as much,” says Lukas. Newer teams, he says, especially ones formed in the past 15 “era of merchandising” years, haven’t established an aesthetic heritage, and perhaps never will.

    please tell me that it was the author and not you that suggested that the cleveland browns are one of the older teams in the league.

    the cleveland brown franchise is the second newest in the nfl (next to houston) and is currently playing their 9th season in the league.

  • MikeyB | November 23, 2007 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”176033″]I think that Bo Ruud’s “N” patch on the left shoulder has a “C” in the middle instead of the normal “N” that everyone else sports. Older pictures have him with the same patch, but I swear I saw a “C.”[/quote]

    C for captain I assume.

  • Randy Williams | November 23, 2007 at 2:50 pm |

    also, in that article, it says that PL said this.
    In fact, “older teams [like the NFL’s Cleveland Browns] tend not to mess around as much,” says Lukas. Newer teams, he says, especially ones formed in the past 15 “era of merchandising” years, haven’t established an aesthetic heritage, and perhaps never will.

    please tell me that it was the author and not you that suggested that the cleveland browns are one of the older teams in the league.

    the cleveland brown franchise is the second newest in the nfl (next to houston) and is currently playing their 9th season in the league.[/quote]
    Not exactly.

    “After extensive talks between the NFL, the Browns and officials of the two cities, Cleveland accepted a legal settlement that would keep the Browns legacy in Cleveland. In February 1996, the NFL announced that the Browns would be ‘deactivated’ for three years, and that a new stadium would be built for a new team that would begin play in 1999. Modell would in turn be granted a new franchise for Baltimore, the Baltimore Ravens, retaining the current contracts of players and personnel. There would be a new team, but the Browns’ name, colors, history, records, awards and archives would remain in Cleveland.”

  • Scoops | November 23, 2007 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”176035″]also, in that article, it says that PL said this.
    In fact, “older teams [like the NFL’s Cleveland Browns] tend not to mess around as much,” says Lukas. Newer teams, he says, especially ones formed in the past 15 “era of merchandising” years, haven’t established an aesthetic heritage, and perhaps never will.

    please tell me that it was the author and not you that suggested that the cleveland browns are one of the older teams in the league.

    the cleveland brown franchise is the second newest in the nfl (next to houston) and is currently playing their 9th season in the league.[/quote]

    According to the NFL records, the Browns went on hiatus for three years and a new franchise, in Baltimore (owned by the previous owner of the Cleveland franchise), inherited their player/personnel contracts. Technically, the Browns are still the same franchise that started in Cleveland in 1946. Technicalities aside, the “new” Browns did take on the traditions of the “old” Browns, including their uniforms.

  • Stevo | November 23, 2007 at 3:07 pm |

    Are kcikers and punters also exempt from the “Only Reebok or Nike logos” rule as well? I ask because you can plainly see the Falcons punter, Michael Koenen, wearing a pair of Adidas, with the 3 stripes plainly visible.

  • My Name is Not Earl | November 23, 2007 at 3:08 pm |

    Watching the LSU-Arkansas game, and even in the bright sunlight, the stripes, letters, and facemasks on the LSU helmets still look black. I know it’s a dark purple, but it still looks black.

    And I’m still somewhat surprised that the LSU helmet letters and logo are of the same type as they have been since the late ’70s. I almost expected the letters and tiger head to match that of the “official” LSU athletics logo.

  • Paul Lukas | November 23, 2007 at 3:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”176035″]also, in that article, it says that PL said this.
    In fact, “older teams [like the NFL’s Cleveland Browns] tend not to mess around as much,” says Lukas. Newer teams, he says, especially ones formed in the past 15 “era of merchandising” years, haven’t established an aesthetic heritage, and perhaps never will.

    please tell me that it was the author and not you that suggested that the cleveland browns are one of the older teams in the league.[/quote]

    Duh. Of all the teams to choose to put into a bracketed insertion, I can’t believe that’s the one he chose….

  • Stevo | November 23, 2007 at 3:33 pm |

    The Delaware-Delaware St game looks like a faded Michigan vs hand-me-down Fresno St.

  • Nor | November 23, 2007 at 3:52 pm |

    While watching the Cowboys Jets game last night, I noticed what seemed to be differing sock styles among the officals. One offical seemed to have a different sequence in sock style. Maybe I only caught a glimpse of it, but I’m pretty sure it was different. Also I apologize I don’t have a screen shot and I’m fairly certain it was the Cowboys Jets game.

  • Robert | November 23, 2007 at 4:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”176036″][quote comment=”176033″]I think that Bo Ruud’s “N” patch on the left shoulder has a “C” in the middle instead of the normal “N” that everyone else sports. Older pictures have him with the same patch, but I swear I saw a “C.”[/quote]

    C for captain I assume.[/quote]

    That is correct. It is a cool touch to put the captain’s “C” into an existing patch worn by the rest of the team.

  • Robert | November 23, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    Here is a good look at Nebraska’s standard “N” patch:

    http://www.journalst...

    And here is the “C” version worn by captains:

    http://www.journalst...

  • Randy | November 23, 2007 at 4:15 pm |

    Oakland University has apparently gone System of the Dress or whatever. Names still below the number on the back. They look ridiculous.

  • shaylen | November 23, 2007 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”176043″]Are kcikers and punters also exempt from the “Only Reebok or Nike logos” rule as well? I ask because you can plainly see the Falcons punter, Michael Koenen, wearing a pair of Adidas, with the 3 stripes plainly visible.[/quote]

    Yeah about that rule , do mario williams and reggie bush get fined every time they shoe their logos because i’ve clearly seen the adidas stripes on their cleats numerous times.

  • odessa steps | November 23, 2007 at 4:19 pm |

    They had Cartman (in CU jersey) introduce the Buffs today.

  • Dan | November 23, 2007 at 4:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”175994″]Nebraska in all white today against the Buffs all-blacks. some look ok, some look like all white one-sies.[/quote]

    Colorado looks great. Nebraska, eh, not so good. Red pants look better on the road. But hey, I’m a guy who never likes to see the same combination in the same season twice, so I like that Nebraska tried the all-whites out.

    Texas A&M, who normally wears all maroon against Texas, broke out the gray/silver pants today, and boy do they look great! Not as good as all maroon, but still very nice.

  • Stevo | November 23, 2007 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”176062″]They had Cartman (in CU jersey) introduce the Buffs today.[/quote]

    I always wondered if South Park was Buffs or Rams Country.

  • Robert | November 23, 2007 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”176065″][quote comment=”176062″]They had Cartman (in CU jersey) introduce the Buffs today.[/quote]

    I always wondered if South Park was Buffs or Rams Country.[/quote]

    During the broadcast, they said that the duo behind South Park attended CU.

  • J-P | November 23, 2007 at 5:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”176060″][quote comment=”176043″]Are kcikers and punters also exempt from the “Only Reebok or Nike logos” rule as well? I ask because you can plainly see the Falcons punter, Michael Koenen, wearing a pair of Adidas, with the 3 stripes plainly visible.[/quote]

    Yeah about that rule , do mario williams and reggie bush get fined every time they shoe their logos because i’ve clearly seen the adidas stripes on their cleats numerous times.[/quote]

    Adidas and Under Armour cleats (as of last season, I believe) can be worn on field. Nike and Reebok are the others. You may remember that Reggie Bush did get fined each week until adidas signed a license agreement with the NFL. According to Bush, adidas “took care of” the fine.

  • TOG | November 23, 2007 at 6:23 pm |

    I plead ignorance here so if anyone can help, please come to my rescue.

    On the Chicago Blackhawks home page, the first main image is that of the Hawks celebrating a goal in their white unis…

    http://blackhawks.nh...

    My question is the player on the left has an insignia on his jersey, and it certainly is not a “C” so I was wondering what that patch (image) is?

    Help?

    Thx.

  • TOG | November 23, 2007 at 6:26 pm |

    When the Blackhawks introduced John McDonough as the team president, they gave him an honorary jersey. But David Soline notes that they didn’t use a lowercase “c.” …

    Nor do the Blackhawks put an “0” in front of any of their single digit numerals. Obviously, the jersey is not intended as an official “EDGE” uni, but just a visual prop to bring on John McD from the Cubbies.

  • Stevo | November 23, 2007 at 6:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”176112″]I plead ignorance here so if anyone can help, please come to my rescue.

    On the Chicago Blackhawks home page, the first main image is that of the Hawks celebrating a goal in their white unis…

    http://blackhawks.nh...

    My question is the player on the left has an insignia on his jersey, and it certainly is not a “C” so I was wondering what that patch (image) is?

    Help?

    Thx.[/quote]

    That’s the WWW patch, in memory of William W Wirtz, the late owner of the Blackhawks.

  • TOG | November 23, 2007 at 6:44 pm |

    I plead ignorance here so if anyone can help, please come to my rescue.

    On the Chicago Blackhawks home page, the first main image is that of the Hawks celebrating a goal in their white unis…

    http://blackhawks.nh

    My question is the player on the left has an insignia on his jersey, and it certainly is not a “C” so I was wondering what that patch (image) is?

    Help?

    Thx.

    That’s the WWW patch, in memory of William W Wirtz, the late owner of the Blackhawks.

    Thanks Stevo.

    With all due respect to Mr. Wirtz, the entire Wirtz family and the Blackhawks organization, Bill’s passing is actually a “phoenix” for professional hockey in Chicago.

    The announcement of Rocky Wirtz as CEO, the hiring of John McDonough (from the Cubs) and having actual Hawks home games on Comcast supports that theory.

    The patch should read: http://www.thehawksa...

  • Stevo | November 23, 2007 at 6:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”176122″]
    With all due respect to Mr. Wirtz, the entire Wirtz family and the Blackhawks organization, Bill’s passing is actually a “phoenix” for professional hockey in Chicago.

    The announcement of Rocky Wirtz as CEO, the hiring of John McDonough (from the Cubs) and having actual Hawks home games on Comcast supports that theory.
    [/quote]

    I made that same statement either yesterday or the day before. For all Mr Wirtz did to make the Blackhawks what they once were, he also held them back quite a bit.

  • LI Phil | November 23, 2007 at 6:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”176117″]That’s the WWW patch, in memory of William W Wirtz, the late owner of the Blackhawks.[/quote]

    either that, or a brown m&m

  • LI Phil | November 23, 2007 at 7:06 pm |

    C DICK

    c dick run
    c dick handoff
    c LSU lata

  • Crank That Uni Boy | November 23, 2007 at 7:50 pm |

    It is worth noting that quite a few teams established within the past 15 years (Marlins, Rockies, Jags, and Panthers) haven’t had any substantial uniform/logo overhauls during their existences. Of course, then you have the Coyotes, who have radically overhauled their logo, and the Rays, who changed mascot, logo, and colors.

  • Henry | November 23, 2007 at 7:57 pm |

    [quote]While researching something else, I came across this awesome Cardinals helmet prototype on the Helmet Hut web site[/quote]

    Reminds me (sort of) of the red/black two-toned helmets that San Diego State wore a few years back: http://withmalice.fi...

    Kinda cool at first, but I’m glad it never caught on…

  • TOG | November 23, 2007 at 8:10 pm |

    It is worth noting that quite a few teams established within the past 15 years (Marlins, Rockies, Jags, and Panthers) haven’t had any substantial uniform/logo overhauls during their existences. Of course, then you have the Coyotes, who have radically overhauled their logo, and the Rays, who changed mascot, logo, and colors.

    But all have given into the dreaded alternatve 3rd black jersey (Panthers started with black) but use the blue quite a bit too.

    Black jersey = merchandise ploy. Nothing more.

  • Joseph | November 23, 2007 at 8:38 pm |

    Arkansas has a ton of decals on the back of their helmets.
    The ones I noticed:
    American flag
    Number
    Va Tech logo
    Pic of hog
    NCAA logo
    Text box

  • Stu | November 23, 2007 at 9:04 pm |

    Surprised no one has mentioned this yet but A&M linebacker Mark Dodge (#50) wore a jersey with the name “THOMAS” on the back as a tribute to his grandmother and aunt (both on mom’s side) who recently passed away

  • LI Phil | November 23, 2007 at 9:21 pm |

    anyone know what boise state’s ian thomas’ ode to rolling rock is all about?

  • John | November 23, 2007 at 9:40 pm |

    Just turned on the Tenn/WVU game and the yellow vs. orange is tough on the eyes.

  • LI Phil | November 23, 2007 at 9:41 pm |

    *IAN JOHNSON

    jesus…can’t type or spell today

  • =bg= | November 23, 2007 at 9:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”176070″][quote comment=”176060″][quote comment=”176043″]Are kcikers and punters also exempt from the “Only Reebok or Nike logos” rule as well? I ask because you can plainly see the Falcons punter, Michael Koenen, wearing a pair of Adidas, with the 3 stripes plainly visible.[/quote]

    Yeah about that rule , do mario williams and reggie bush get fined every time they shoe their logos because i’ve clearly seen the adidas stripes on their cleats numerous times.[/quote]

    Adidas and Under Armour cleats (as of last season, I believe) can be worn on field. Nike and Reebok are the others. You may remember that Reggie Bush did get fined each week until adidas signed a license agreement with the NFL. According to Bush, adidas “took care of” the fine.[/quote]

    I think the deal was, Adidas bought Reebok, thus inheriting the license, so they can put both of their brands on the field.

    PS bring back my personal favorite, PUMA

  • Original Jim | November 23, 2007 at 10:09 pm |

    Boise State @ Hawai’i, the names have returned to the backs of the Broncos’ uniforms. Did they return earlier this season, or is this a one-game thing?

  • MikeyB | November 23, 2007 at 10:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”176158″]Arkansas has a ton of decals on the back of their helmets.
    The ones I noticed:
    American flag
    Number
    Va Tech logo
    Pic of hog
    NCAA logo
    Text box[/quote]

    I noticed that too. But they were all small enough so that the helmet didn’t become too crowded.

  • Art | November 23, 2007 at 10:25 pm |

    Refering to the Tennessee and West Virginia bb game. What is the rule on wearing yellow as an alternate jersey?

  • Stevo | November 23, 2007 at 10:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”176175″]Refering to the Tennessee and West Virginia bb game. What is the rule on wearing yellow as an alternate jersey?[/quote]

    I’m just taking a shot in the dark here, but I think that gold is considered a “Home” alternate color, since it’s closer to white than it is to black in hue. If it were “Old Gold” (like if Notre Dame were to go gold) it would be a “road” color. I think the only steadfast rule in college sports is “don’t wear the same color as the other team”.

  • Mark | November 23, 2007 at 10:42 pm |

    Didnt the Jags change their logo after their first season? I thought I remembered something about them having a leaping full body Jaguar logo on their helmets but being forced by Jaguar (the car company) to change it.

  • allenjd | November 23, 2007 at 10:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”176170″]Boise State @ Hawai’i, the names have returned to the backs of the Broncos’ uniforms. Did they return earlier this season, or is this a one-game thing?[/quote]

    Just noticed this myself near the end of the first half. They’ve been on ESPN or ESPN2 a few times this season and this is the first time I’ve noticed the named on the back.

    Thankfully they’re not wearing those orange pants.

  • Navy86 | November 23, 2007 at 10:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”175967″]Crystal Falls Forest Park High School is in all-black, but…

    1. Their UCLA shoulder stripes actually go all the way around the shoulders and…

    2. There’s a multitude of black and white stripes on their socks.

    Trust me, it’s worth the extra fiver per month to see this.[/quote]
    Complete with picture goodness

  • LI Phil | November 23, 2007 at 11:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”176179″]Didnt the Jags change their logo after their first season? I thought I remembered something about them having a leaping full body Jaguar logo on their helmets but being forced by Jaguar (the car company) to change it.[/quote]

    yes…but it was before the season started…from wiki:

    [quote]The team’s colors were revealed to be teal, gold, and silver with black accents. However, this jersey and helmet design stirred controversy. Both included the team’s logo with a gold leaping jaguar. This caught the attention of Ford Motor Company, parent of the automaker Jaguar, in that the Jaguars’ logo bore what they considered to be too much resemblance to the automaker’s logo, which was also used as a hood ornament. Though no lawsuit was brought to trial, an amicable agreement was ultimately reached where Jaguar would be named the official car of the Jaguars, and the Jaguars would redesign their uniforms.[/quote]

    somewhere there exists (will have to search it) the ‘disputed logo’ (and it sure did look like the car logo)

  • LI Phil | November 23, 2007 at 11:12 pm |

    here is the never-worn jaguar helmet

  • Jeff | November 23, 2007 at 11:14 pm |

    Look at the helmets on the Gameday set. The Kansas is the old navy blue they wore from 02 to 05 with the navy mask. They are the light blue now with the grey mask. ESPN just put the new decal on the old helmet!

  • Steven | November 23, 2007 at 11:20 pm |

    I tell you, that LSU v. Ark game looked really good

    I think LSU implements purple incredibly well.

  • Jerry | November 23, 2007 at 11:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”175967″]You gotta love paying extra for networks on your digital cable service.

    On Fox College Sports Pacific (via FSN Detroit), they’re carrying the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 8 Football Playoff final right now, and Crystal Falls Forest Park High School is in all-black, but…

    1. Their UCLA shoulder stripes actually go all the way around the shoulders and…

    2. There’s a multitude of black and white stripes on their socks.

    Trust me, it’s worth the extra fiver per month to see this.[/quote]

    Another day and more Yooper love. Twice in one week

  • Matt Powers | November 23, 2007 at 11:40 pm |

    Sorry about the italics! I didn”t like the Hogs tall white socks with their white pants.

    As for post#33:

    Better picture of a flag-less Clark.ahttp://www.colts.com…

    Reggie Wayne is wearing the Air XP like Julius Jones of the Cowboys.

    And check out the defender #21 in post 79. He is wearing metal baseball spikes, check out the glove of the kid whose finger he damn near stepped on.

    Crystal Falls Forest Park High School is in all-black, but…

    1. Their UCLA shoulder stripes actually go all the way around the shoulders and…

    2. There’s a multitude of black and white stripes on their socks.

    Trust me, it’s worth the extra fiver per month to see this.

    Complete with picture goodness

  • Matt Powers | November 23, 2007 at 11:41 pm |

    By the way, why was LSU wearing white at home?

  • Matt Powers | November 23, 2007 at 11:42 pm |

    COme to think of it, you rarely see the Bayou Bengals in their purple jerseys.

  • Matt Powers | November 23, 2007 at 11:44 pm |

    Sorry…I messed up the italics! I really do have some original thoughts.

  • LI Phil | November 23, 2007 at 11:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”176194″]COme to think of it, you rarely see the Bayou Bengals in their purple jerseys.[/quote]

    bleaux tigers

  • Spencer | November 23, 2007 at 11:55 pm |

    It looks like Boise State is wearing rounded nameplates tonight vs. Hawai’i… no photo…

  • ShaneKU | November 23, 2007 at 11:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”176187″]Look at the helmets on the Gameday set. The Kansas is the old navy blue they wore from 02 to 05 with the navy mask. They are the light blue now with the grey mask. ESPN just put the new decal on the old helmet![/quote]

    I noticed that too. I know KU isn’t a traditional power, but you’d think ESPN could pony up the cash for a new helmet. At the very least they could’ve just rebadged a Giants helmet… the would’ve been close at least.

  • Sam Mc | November 24, 2007 at 12:12 am |

    I was at my high school’s football game tonight and said “It bothers me that not everyone on the team has matching socks”, and my friend next to me looked at me like I was crazy and asked if I had OCD.

  • Chad E. | November 24, 2007 at 12:35 am |

    [quote comment=”176202″][quote comment=”176187″]Look at the helmets on the Gameday set. The Kansas is the old navy blue they wore from 02 to 05 with the navy mask. They are the light blue now with the grey mask. ESPN just put the new decal on the old helmet![/quote]

    I noticed that too. I know KU isn’t a traditional power, but you’d think ESPN could pony up the cash for a new helmet. At the very least they could’ve just rebadged a Giants helmet… the would’ve been close at least.[/quote]

    Teams actually send ESPN the helmets. I remember last year an IU player got a helmet sticker on gameday final and they had an old IU helmet from the Cam Cameron era and Rece Davis made the comment Indiana needed to send them a new helmet because they didn’t have a new one on hand.

  • Joey | November 24, 2007 at 2:09 am |

    Did anyone catch a look at Ole Miss’s uniforms today? They are absolutely terrible. They look Jr. High low-budget-ish.

  • James Craven | November 24, 2007 at 3:45 am |

    [quote comment=”176211″]“Did anyone catch a look at Ole Miss’s uniforms today? They are absolutely terrible. They look Jr. High Pop Warner low-budget-ish.”[/quote]

    Fixed it for you!

  • docious | November 24, 2007 at 4:21 am |

    And check out the defender #21 in post 79. He is wearing metal baseball spikes, check out the glove of the kid whose finger he damn near stepped on.
    Nope, those are the Jordan Mach3 cleats. Made by Nike/Jordan exclusively for football. Maybe the cleat is silver, but the Mach3’s were never produced as baseball spikes.

  • Matt Powers | November 24, 2007 at 9:28 am |

    Good call…Now that you mention it, I remember those. They also had a turf version similar to the Mossifieds that Randy Moss wore.