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R.I.S.P. (Rest in Striped Peace)

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Sean Taylor, who died last night after suffering a gunshot wound, was no angel. Off the field, there were drunk driving and weapons charges; on the field, he once spat in an opponent’s face and was known as a late-hit artist. But whatever else you can say about Taylor, this much is certain: He loved his stripes. If there was a part of his uniform that didn’t have stripes, he simply created his own — on his fingers, on his facemask, and, of course, on his socks.

Taylor’s signature moment came on November 6th, 2005, when he and Clinton Portis engaged in some serious sock shenanigans during a game against the Eagles. Portis, who went solid-burgundy on one leg and striped-burgundy on the other, just looked ridiculous, but Taylor looked spectacular in his candy-striped hose. He was fined $5,000, but I’m sure he felt it was worth it, and of course I agree.

The ’Skins will no doubt wear some sort of memorial for Taylor for the balance of this season. If anyone in the team’s front office is reading this, please, don’t take the boilerplate route of a helmet decal or jersey patch. If you really want to honor Taylor, have the whole team go with candy-striped socks or some other stripe-driven tribute. He would’ve wanted it that way.

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Shorts Breezers Pants Update: Remember our recent discussion of the Belleville Bulls and their uni-numbered pants? Jonathan Deery was curious, so he contacted the team to ask what was up with the unusual number placement. Here’s what he heard back from the team’s communications director:

I spoke with Bulls Equipment Manager Tom Frater today about your questions regarding the numbers on the pants, as he is the one who makes those decisions. He informed me that his reasoning for adding numbers to the pants were twofold.

First, he always likes to try to add something unique to the uniforms and he liked how the numbers looked. Secondly, he uses it as an identifying tool, as he has found that just numbering the tags with a Sharpie does not prevent players from taking equipment from each other. He’s used the same sort of logic with adding players’ names on the back of the helmets this year as well.

“I was quite surprised by his last comment,” writes Jonathan, “so I went looking at the team’s photo gallery to find evidence of the names on the helmets. It looks like the equipment manager has matched the font used on the jersey to the helmet. Nice touch if you ask me.” Agreed.

Austin Reminder: By the time most of you read this, I’ll be on my way to Austin. Looking forward to meeting lots of you tonight at the Salt Lick. There’s a 7:30 reservation for Lukas, so just ask for that.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Looks like River Hill High School in Maryland has is using the U. of Iowa helmet design (nice find by David Cline). … You may have been too busy gorging on leftovers last Friday to have seen the lnk to this story about a high school hoops team that was called for 18 technical fouls due to a uniform violation. That reminded a Chris Willis of a story from his student days at Alabama-Hunstville in 1979: “Our team came out in unis that had either ‘Chargers’ or ‘Huntsville’ with a tail sweep [i.e., a flourish-y underline — PL]. After the shootaround, we watched in amazement as the trainer went and cut the tail sweeps out of each jersey. The story was that the opposing coach had talked the officials into believing that the jerseys violated a ‘simplicity rule,’ and that a technical foul would be called for each player who checked in with those jerseys on. We lost the game, and pictures in the paper next day showed a UAH player in a uni with a hole in the middle of the chest.” … According to a small item in the middle of this page (sent my way by Jeffrey Soderberg), Boston College’s Jamie Silva, “who normally wears No. 44, wore No. 31 yesterday in honor of Jay McGillis, a defensive back for the Eagles in the early 1990s who died of cancer. A scholarship is endowed to the athletic department in his name and each year it is bestowed upon a BC defensive back. That DB then wears McGillis’ jersey number during the final home game of the season.” … Good article here on how the Hawks’ new look was developed (with thanks to Chris Mercanti). … The Mets officially unveiled their “Shea goodbye” patch yesterday, although it had actually been leaked months ago. I like it (and not just because it was designed by Uni Watch pal Todd Radom). … Speaking of the Mets, Greg Prince notes a mistake in that press release I just linked to, which mentions that the team wore this patch for “America’s Bicentennial (1976).” But as the patch itself notes, it was actually for the National League centennial. … Peter King earned himself some major Doesn’t Get It™ points with this column. Key quote: “[The Browns’ throwbacks were the] weirdest, most inconsequential throwback outfits ever. The only way you could tell was the numbers on the helmets.” I guess King doesn’t care about sock stripes, helmet stripes, or pants piping. … Lots of chatter here about Bowling Green’s brown uniforms (with thanks to Tom Konecny).

Gone Fishin’: I’ll be off the grid for most of today and tomorrow. Bryan will be minding the store, so e-mail him if you have any site-related issues (abusive commenters, spam filter problems, etc.). Ticker material can still come to me.

 

215 comments to R.I.S.P. (Rest in Striped Peace)

  • Joey Guns | November 27, 2007 at 9:01 am |

    RIP Sean. You were way too young!

    I didn’t realize the Redskins had painted numbers for the players parking spots. Do all teams do this, and I just didn’t know about it?

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

    The shape of the Shea Goodbye patch reminds me of the lightbulb-shaped patch that the Dodgers wore 25 or 30 years ago.

  • Marshall | November 27, 2007 at 9:18 am |

    Paul, I love your site. I check it everyday, but do not like the way you represented Sean Taylor on this painful day. Sean was loving father, great teammate, painfully shy (even though his on field play did not potray that), well spoken, polite, a hard worker. Those are qualities we all would love to have. Sean didn’t like talking to the media so he was portray as a thug for his past actions. But for the past year and a half (the time that his girlfriend got pregnant and his daughter was born) he has been a model citizen. Can we give someone credit for change? For this site’s purposes, lets remember Sean as a man who loved stripes and died protecting his family.

  • Tom Asher | November 27, 2007 at 9:18 am |

    Tragedy with Sean Taylor, no doubt about it.

    Was watching “Samantha Who?” last night (don’t ask), and the episode had a bit of a uni-twist. Samantha had received a Blackhawks sweater as a gift. But unless my eyes deceived me, the name and numerals were of the iron-on variety. Not just on her sweater, but also on the other sweaters at the sports bar. In addition, it did not appear to be one of the new RBK designs. So at least they did one thing right.

  • dgc | November 27, 2007 at 9:23 am |

    [quote comment=”177839″]RIP Sean.

    You were way too young!

    I didn’t realize the Redskins had painted numbers for the players parking spots.

    Do all teams do this, and I just didn’t know about it?

    http://sports.yahoo....

    http://sports.yahoo....

    They also give the players of the week a closer spot. link

  • LI Phil | November 27, 2007 at 9:25 am |

    [quote]If you really want to honor Taylor, have the whole team go with candy-striped socks or some other stripe-driven tribute[/quote]

    fantastic idea, paul

    why don’t i see this happening tho?

  • Bucktown Skins Fan | November 27, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    I have to agree with Marshall here. Sean Taylor was a deeply private person who grew up in his time in the NFL. He was a devoted teammate and a big-hearted human being who was taken in a disgusting, tragic event. Your characterization taints the memory of a wonderful person, who was a warrior on the field and a devoted friend and family man off the field. That’s all that needs to be said about him. Read the quotes from his friends, family, coaches and teammates to learn about him…

    … not his NFL penalty record.

    RIP 21

  • Chris in Nashville | November 27, 2007 at 9:37 am |

    I also agree with Marshall and the Skins Fan. Now is the not the time and this is definitely not the place to bring up someone’s flaws just hours after he has died. Sean Taylor might not have been a model citizen but I do agree that he was trying to become a better person. He was a great football player, son and father that leaves behind a girlfriend and one year old daughter.

  • Adam | November 27, 2007 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment=”177859″]I have to agree with Marshall here. Sean Taylor was a deeply private person who grew up in his time in the NFL. He was a devoted teammate and a big-hearted human being who was taken in a disgusting, tragic event. Your characterization taints the memory of a wonderful person, who was a warrior on the field and a devoted friend and family man off the field. [/quote]

    Is there anybody in the entire world who’s memory of Sean Taylor (assuming they have one at all) is going to be formed by what Paul wrote? Yes, it’s a shame that he died, but that had nothing to do with what Paul wrote. People are just being way too sensitive.

  • Robert | November 27, 2007 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”177863″][quote comment=”177859″]I have to agree with Marshall here. Sean Taylor was a deeply private person who grew up in his time in the NFL. He was a devoted teammate and a big-hearted human being who was taken in a disgusting, tragic event. Your characterization taints the memory of a wonderful person, who was a warrior on the field and a devoted friend and family man off the field. [/quote]

    Is there anybody in the entire world who’s memory of Sean Taylor (assuming they have one at all) is going to be formed by what Paul wrote? Yes, it’s a shame that he died, but that had nothing to do with what Paul wrote. People are just being way too sensitive.[/quote]

    Agreed, but can we possibly avoid debating this issue all day?

  • ASDF | November 27, 2007 at 9:52 am |

    I also agree with Marshall and the Skins Fan. Now is the not the time and this is definitely not the place to bring up someone’s flaws just hours after he has died. Sean Taylor might not have been a model citizen but I do agree that he was trying to become a better person. He was a great football player, son and father that leaves behind a girlfriend and one year old daughter.

    It is a tragedy that he was killed and that his child will never really know him.

    However, if you don’t want to be remembered for spitting in someone’s face, you should not do it in the first place. Dying tragically does not erase a person’s previous actions and deeds.

  • Stuby | November 27, 2007 at 9:54 am |

    Way off topic today and I apologize. I finally got a Wyoming quarter yesterday and as far as I can tell, it’s the only state quarter to feature a football team helmet logo.

    Wyoming state quarter

    Wyoming helmet

    BTW, I agree that striped socks honoring Sean Taylor would be the best way to go.

  • Bucktown Skins Fan | November 27, 2007 at 9:56 am |

    Adam, I mean no disrespect, so please don’t take what I say in that way.

    Yes. People who read the media, blogs, etc., who do not know Sean Taylor and did not follow his career, will remember him by what was written. This is one of many outlets that has gone the cheap and easy route of talking about his penalties (the guy played hard, but was in no way dirty), the spitting incident (I’d spit in Michael Pittman’s face too after all the domestic violence incidents that “man” has racked up) and his “drunk driving” charge (for which he was acquitted of all charges).

    An 18 month old girl, named Jackie, just lost her father due to a tragic, vile act. That’s all that matters. Be respectful is all I want.

    But that’s just me.

    Paul, you do great work on this blog. I read it every day, but have never posted. I apologize for making waves on my first post, but this was a player who was close to my heart. Thank you for doing what you do.

  • Adam Wyss | November 27, 2007 at 9:57 am |

    [quote comment=”177863″][quote comment=”177859″]I have to agree with Marshall here. Sean Taylor was a deeply private person who grew up in his time in the NFL. He was a devoted teammate and a big-hearted human being who was taken in a disgusting, tragic event. Your characterization taints the memory of a wonderful person, who was a warrior on the field and a devoted friend and family man off the field. [/quote]

    Is there anybody in the entire world who’s memory of Sean Taylor (assuming they have one at all) is going to be formed by what Paul wrote? Yes, it’s a shame that he died, but that had nothing to do with what Paul wrote. People are just being way too sensitive.[/quote]

    My most memorable moment will be in the 2006 Pro Bowl when he was going 100% treating the game like it was an honor, while other players were treating it like it was an obligation.

  • Adam Wyss | November 27, 2007 at 9:59 am |

    2007 Pro Bowl, my bad. Following the 2006 season.

  • The Ol Goaler | November 27, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    I wish pro and NCAA teams would give high schools a break on the use of helmet logos… for example, the Blytheville (Ark.) “Chickasaws” wear a helmet that resembles (design-wise) the ’70s-era Washington Redskins helmet. There’s only so many ways to design a helmet logo!

  • Kek | November 27, 2007 at 10:05 am |

    [quote comment=”177875″][quote comment=”177863″][quote comment=”177859″]I have to agree with Marshall here. Sean Taylor was a deeply private person who grew up in his time in the NFL. He was a devoted teammate and a big-hearted human being who was taken in a disgusting, tragic event. Your characterization taints the memory of a wonderful person, who was a warrior on the field and a devoted friend and family man off the field. [/quote]

    Is there anybody in the entire world who’s memory of Sean Taylor (assuming they have one at all) is going to be formed by what Paul wrote? Yes, it’s a shame that he died, but that had nothing to do with what Paul wrote. People are just being way too sensitive.[/quote]

    My most memorable moment will be in the 2006 Pro Bowl when he was going 100% treating the game like it was an honor, while other players were treating it like it was an obligation.[/quote]
    No better way to remember Sean than by watching that youtube clip over and over again. I had totally forgotten about that.

  • Dwight | November 27, 2007 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”177873″]Way off topic today and I apologize. I finally got a Wyoming quarter yesterday and as far as I can tell, it’s the only state quarter to feature a football team helmet logo.

    Wyoming state quarter

    Wyoming helmet

    BTW, I agree that striped socks honoring Sean Taylor would be the best way to go.[/quote]

    Nice catch – now that’s some uni-watching there.

  • u2horn | November 27, 2007 at 10:10 am |

    [quote comment=”177879″]I wish pro and NCAA teams would give high schools a break on the use of helmet logos… for example, the Blytheville (Ark.) “Chickasaws” wear a helmet that resembles (design-wise) the ’70s-era Washington Redskins helmet. There’s only so many ways to design a helmet logo![/quote]

    It’s also the design Utah has used since 1975

  • MJ | November 27, 2007 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”177881″][quote comment=”177873″]Way off topic today and I apologize. I finally got a Wyoming quarter yesterday and as far as I can tell, it’s the only state quarter to feature a football team helmet logo.

    Wyoming state quarter

    Wyoming helmet

    BTW, I agree that striped socks honoring Sean Taylor would be the best way to go.[/quote]

    Nice catch – now that’s some uni-watching there.[/quote]
    That design is also on the state license plates.

  • Robert | November 27, 2007 at 10:20 am |

    While on the subject of prematurely departed figures who loved stripes, let us pay our respects to the great Kevin DuBrow as well. Even if you did not like Quiet Riot’s music, you have to love the shirt and the mike stand.

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  • LI Phil | November 27, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”177885″]I finally got a Wyoming quarter yesterday and as far as I can tell, it’s the only state quarter to feature a football team helmet logo.[/quote]

    or…perhaps the football team helmet logo is actually that of the state of wyoming, rather than the other way around

  • John | November 27, 2007 at 10:29 am |

    Ive noticed something along the lines of American Flagless football helmets. As far as i can tell for the whole season his helmet decal has looked like its rotated slightly to the back just enough that you can tell its out of place. Of course i have no shot of it but its been bugging me the last couple of weeks.

  • Craig | November 27, 2007 at 10:30 am |

    I think the Sean Taylor stripe tribute is more than fitting. Taylor will be eulogized and remembered in various ways by various media outlets. To repeat the same things about the man on this site that you can read anywhere would just be lazy. A part of who Sean Taylor was,a man with uniform eccentricities, deserves to be recognized. It’s a tragedy no matter how you look at it. But we can all pay tribute in our own way.

  • Fred | November 27, 2007 at 10:37 am |

    That would be so bad-ass if everyone came out in the striped facemask and socks.

  • Stuby | November 27, 2007 at 10:37 am |

    [quote comment=”177885″][quote comment=”177881″][quote comment=”177873″]Way off topic today and I apologize. I finally got a Wyoming quarter yesterday and as far as I can tell, it’s the only state quarter to feature a football team helmet logo.

    Wyoming state quarter

    Wyoming helmet

    BTW, I agree that striped socks honoring Sean Taylor would be the best way to go.[/quote]

    Nice catch – now that’s some uni-watching there.[/quote]
    That design is also on the state license plates.[/quote]
    I just found this great site…where have you been all my life?

    It shows that the ‘Cowboy on Bucking Horse’ design first made a license plate appearance in 1936.

    According to the Helmet Project, that same design was first used on a helmet in 1965.

    I guess it is more of a state logo.

  • Marty Met | November 27, 2007 at 10:44 am |

    [quote comment=”177897″]That would be so bad-ass if everyone came out in the striped facemask and socks.[/quote]

    Even better if they finally got rid of that awful team name.

  • Double J | November 27, 2007 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”177897″]That would be so bad-ass if everyone came out in the striped facemask and socks.[/quote]

    RIP Sean! I don’t think this would ever happen, but since black is usually the color used in memorials….wouldn’t it be so bad ass if the Redskins wore black helmets with their normal decals and face mask. I think it would be so awesome!

  • Al Gruwell | November 27, 2007 at 10:58 am |

    The best I can recall, only the Iowa City (Iowa) High Little Hawks have a free pass from the University of Iowa to use the Tiger Hawk. Anybody else know different?

  • Ian K | November 27, 2007 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”177873″]Way off topic today and I apologize. I finally got a Wyoming quarter yesterday and as far as I can tell, it’s the only state quarter to feature a football team helmet logo.

    Wyoming state quarter

    Wyoming helmet

    [/quote]

    Does Texas count since there’s a star on the quarter? None of the other quarters have anything close to a helmet/cap logo resemblance though..

  • Kerry P | November 27, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    There are no doubt HUNDREDS, maybe thousands, of high schools across this country using exact duplicates or close recreations of college & pro helmet logos.

    There are many, so I’ll beark this up into several posts. Here are a some in Louisiana:
    – First we have the BELAIRE BENGALS from Baton Rouge using the Clemson logo
    -Next is CATHOLIC of Baton Rouge with their Chicago Bears wishbone “C”. they also have a pretty nice looking UNI
    -Then CENTRAL HIGH of Baton Rouge using the Kansas State logo. I also found THIS PICTURE of one of the players that put a Superman “S” on his helmet.
    – And the ST. JOHN EAGLES of Plaquemine, LA use the Iowa logo as well.

  • Bryan Redemske | November 27, 2007 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”177908″]The best I can recall, only the Iowa City (Iowa) High Little Hawks have a free pass from the University of Iowa to use the Tiger Hawk. Anybody else know different?[/quote]

    You’re right, Al. City High is the only team allowed use of the logo, actually. All others are engaging in logo piracy. Quick, call Wisconsin for advice!

  • Jeff | November 27, 2007 at 11:08 am |

    From the ticker:
    Peter King earned himself some major Doesn’t Get It™ points with this column. Key quote: “[The Browns’ throwbacks were the] weirdest, most inconsequential throwback outfits ever. The only way you could tell was the numbers on the helmets.” I guess King doesn’t care about sock stripes, helmet stripes, or pants piping.

    If Peter King wrote for this blog, I’d be in favor of doubling his Doesn’t Get It points, but his view speaks more to the readers of his SI article, and I’d say it better represents the opinion of the average NFL fan.
    I think all of us agree that the Browns’ throwbacks are much more similar to the teams regular jersey than that of any other team in the league. Given the fact that the average fan might not notice added sock stripes or pants piping, I’d agree with King that the trowbacks were inconsequential. In a league where the Eagles, Jets and to a lesser degree, Pittsburgh, break out throwbacks that are a radical departure from the team’s modern look, I don’t think such a subtle difference is worth it in the big picture.

    Are fans really going to be rushing out to grab that throwback Winslow or Edwards jersey when the Home jersey hangin up right next to it looks almost exactly the same, save for an additional wordmark below the collar?

  • Tony | November 27, 2007 at 11:11 am |

    Isn’t it amazing how all dead people are awesome, nice, and never did anything wrong?

  • Kerry P | November 27, 2007 at 11:14 am |

    Continuing my Louisiana high school helmet rundown:

    LAFAYETTE HIGH of Lafayette, LA uses the Detroit Lions logo.
    WOODLAWN of Baton Rouge needs to watch out because Wisconsin may come after them.
    – This year, the TARA TROJANS moved the Tennessee “T” from their helmets to their pants and replaced it with the USC trojan logo.
    – And ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL has gone the route of NFL Europe with the old Scottish Claymores logo.
    ST. THOMAS MORE of Lafayette, LA has their own version of the Texas A&M decal.
    – And here’s a double-whammy with ST. AMANT HIGH recoloring the Florida Gators logo against the DESTREHAN WILDCATS who slightly tweaked the Washington State cougar logo.

  • Dwight | November 27, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”177910″][quote comment=”177873″]Way off topic today and I apologize. I finally got a Wyoming quarter yesterday and as far as I can tell, it’s the only state quarter to feature a football team helmet logo.

    Wyoming state quarter

    Wyoming helmet

    [/quote]

    Does Texas count since there’s a star on the quarter? None of the other quarters have anything close to a helmet/cap logo resemblance though..[/quote]

    Thought about that – but the TX quarter has the state on it as well.

  • mike | November 27, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    A couple of notes from last night’s Capitals-Sabres game here in DC. First, Chris Clark, the Cap’s Captain had a special ear flap on his helmet to help protect his still healing ear which was plastered with a slapshot and nearly taken off a couple of weeks back. Second, Defenseman John Erskine got in a scuffle with a Sabres player early in the game. Not so much newsworthy him fighting, but the fact he ties down not only the back of his jersey with the fightstrap, but he also ties down the front. As a result, the Sabres player could not get Erskine’s jersey pulled up during the fight. Erskine also has a habit of not zipping up his Breezers giving you an unwanted shot at his creamy white thighs. Tried to post pictures, but it wouldn’t take…sorry…

  • Jim | November 27, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”177920″] Erskine also has a habit of not zipping up his Breezers giving you an unwanted shot at his creamy white thighs. Tried to post pictures, but it wouldn’t take…sorry…[/quote]

    Pants people! They are pants!

  • sleepyfloyd | November 27, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    Isn’t it amazing how someone who wasn’t 100% awesome, nice or perfect died a senseless death.

    I know you’re not inferring that Sean Taylor deserved to die for spitting in someone’s face or skipping a rookie symposium.

    So why are you inferring that the fact that we are mourning the loss of a father and future husband, who was trying to grow up means that he was awesome, nice and never did anything wrong?

    Lamenting Sean Taylor’s murder and advocating for his canonization are two separate things. I don’t think anyone on this board is doing the latter.

  • Anthony Verna | November 27, 2007 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”177912″][quote comment=”177908″]The best I can recall, only the Iowa City (Iowa) High Little Hawks have a free pass from the University of Iowa to use the Tiger Hawk. Anybody else know different?[/quote]

    You’re right, Al. City High is the only team allowed use of the logo, actually. All others are engaging in logo piracy. Quick, call Wisconsin for advice![/quote]

    It’s quite easy. You call the legal department and ask to license the logo!

  • sleepyfloyd | November 27, 2007 at 11:22 am |

    On a less somber note. You heard it here first. I predict that Clinton Portis requests to wear #21 for the rest of the season.

    Only time I remember that sort of uni-related tribute was when Barkley wore 32 (instead of his usual 34) in honor of Magic Johnson.

  • todd krevanchi | November 27, 2007 at 11:25 am |

    sean taylor wore excessively striped socks in a game once 2 seasons ago. how does this one time event (done in cooperation with another teammate) define a love for stripes?
    i dont see it.

  • Stuby | November 27, 2007 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”177929″][quote comment=”177920″] Erskine also has a habit of not zipping up his Breezers giving you an unwanted shot at his creamy white thighs. Tried to post pictures, but it wouldn’t take…sorry…[/quote]

    Pants people! They are pants![/quote]
    Not this again.

  • LI Phil | November 27, 2007 at 11:29 am |

    [quote]Erskine also has a habit of not zipping up his Breezers giving you an unwanted shot at his creamy white thighs. Tried to post pictures, but it wouldn’t take…sorry…[/quote]

    perhaps some of us would rather not see his creamy white thighs

  • Joe Drennan | November 27, 2007 at 11:29 am |

    [quote comment=”177938″][quote comment=”177929″][quote comment=”177920″] Erskine also has a habit of not zipping up his Breezers giving you an unwanted shot at his creamy white thighs. Tried to post pictures, but it wouldn’t take…sorry…[/quote]

    Pants people! They are pants![/quote]
    Not this again.[/quote]
    [sarcasim] Is it that time of the week for this discussion already? [sarcasim]

  • Rene | November 27, 2007 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”177935″]sean taylor wore excessively striped socks in a game once 2 seasons ago. how does this one time event (done in cooperation with another teammate) define a love for stripes?
    i dont see it.[/quote]

    He always had on some sort of stripe: via facemask or hands…on his socks would cost him $5k everytime!!! but he wore stripes wherever legal…RIP SEAN T (#26 in my book (Go Canes))

  • Kerry P | November 27, 2007 at 11:37 am |

    More Louisiana HS Football helmets:

    – The New England Patriots’ “Flying Elvis” logo makes an appearance on several helmets in LA and is on JOHN EHRET’S helmets in this pic.
    EAST ASCENSION HIGH (in the white unis) made the switch recently to the new San Jose State logo.
    COVINGTON HIGH (gold helmets) took the Detroit Lions logo and slapped it on top of a “C”.
    – The CHALMETTE OWLS use the wishbone “C” while the Archbishop Rummel Raiders use an “R” similar to that used by Rutgers (you can see the logo on the pants).
    BELLE CHASSE HIGH from Belle Chasse, LA uses the Ball State logo with some additional lettering.

  • todd krevanchi | November 27, 2007 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”177942″][quote comment=”177935″]sean taylor wore excessively striped socks in a game once 2 seasons ago. how does this one time event (done in cooperation with another teammate) define a love for stripes?
    i dont see it.[/quote]

    He always had on some sort of stripe: via facemask or hands…on his socks would cost him $5k everytime!!! but he wore stripes wherever legal…RIP SEAN T (#26 in my book (Go Canes))[/quote]

    isnt tape on your fingers and hands just tape?

    i always thought that the tape on the facemask was done in tribute to the florida pop warner scene. i remember seeing those end of the year pop warner superbowls (usually between dc and florida) and the taped facemask was commonplace for the florida teams…
    plus im sure i saw FAMU do that over the years as well.

  • Stuby | November 27, 2007 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”177947″]More Louisiana HS Football helmets:

    – The New England Patriots’ “Flying Elvis” logo makes an appearance on several helmets in LA and is on JOHN EHRET’S helmets in this pic.
    EAST ASCENSION HIGH (in the white unis) made the switch recently to the new San Jose State logo.
    COVINGTON HIGH (gold helmets) took the Detroit Lions logo and slapped it on top of a “C”.
    – The CHALMETTE OWLS use the wishbone “C” while the Archbishop Rummel Raiders use an “R” similar to that used by Rutgers (you can see the logo on the pants).
    BELLE CHASSE HIGH from Belle Chasse, LA uses the Ball State logo with some additional lettering.[/quote]
    Wow, that’s not just a helmet logo rip-off by John Ehret – that’s a full uniform rip-off (without the pants striping). I wonder if they have upside-down 8s.

  • Kerry P | November 27, 2007 at 11:42 am |

    Even more Louisiana HS Football helmets:

    NORTHLAKE CHRISTIAN uses the North Carolina “NC” logo
    SALMEN HIGH in Slidell, LA uses a “block S” used by many schools at one time or another like Stanford, Michigan State and Syracuse
    MANDEVILLE HIGH has the Marshall “M”
    – And here’s a purple fest for you, the KARR COUGARS also use the Clemson paw. They are shown here against the Franklinton Demons who have one of the coolest logos I’ve ever seen. It looks to be a variation on the NORTHWESTERN STATE (LA) DEMONS’ logo.
    – Karr is shown again in this next pic against WARREN EASTON HIGH from inner-city New Orleans. Easton is using the Philadelphia Eagles’ eagle head logo.

  • Mike L | November 27, 2007 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”177913″]… I don’t think such a subtle difference is worth it in the big picture.

    Are fans really going to be rushing out to grab that throwback Winslow or Edwards jersey when the Home jersey hangin up right next to it looks almost exactly the same, save for an additional wordmark below the collar?[/quote]

    Admitting my bias as a lifelong Browns fan, this makes the Browns throwbacks even more awesome. Why is the worth of a throwback uniform measured by how many jersey sales it generates? Why can’t it just be a respectful nod to a previous era? Especially since the Browns teams from that era were winners, compared to the mostly lousy new era (until 2007, w00t).

  • todd krevanchi | November 27, 2007 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”177932″]On a less somber note. You heard it here first. I predict that Clinton Portis requests to wear #21 for the rest of the season.

    Only time I remember that sort of uni-related tribute was when Barkley wore 32 (instead of his usual 34) in honor of Magic Johnson.[/quote]

    isnt portis already honoring taylor by wearing his miami #26 throughout his career? remember portis wore #28 in coral gables.

  • possum | November 27, 2007 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”177847″]Paul, I love your site. I check it everyday, but do not like the way you represented Sean Taylor on this painful day. Sean was loving father, great teammate, painfully shy (even though his on field play did not potray that), well spoken, polite, a hard worker. Those are qualities we all would love to have. Sean didn’t like talking to the media so he was portray as a thug for his past actions. But for the past year and a half (the time that his girlfriend got pregnant and his daughter was born) he has been a model citizen. Can we give someone credit for change? For this site’s purposes, lets remember Sean as a man who loved stripes and died protecting his family.[/quote]
    Incredibly well said. I couldn’t even make it through the ticker I was so pissed about the way PL portrayed Sean. Go Skins and RIP Sean.

  • u2horn | November 27, 2007 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”177932″]On a less somber note. You heard it here first. I predict that Clinton Portis requests to wear #21 for the rest of the season.

    Only time I remember that sort of uni-related tribute was when Barkley wore 32 (instead of his usual 34) in honor of Magic Johnson.[/quote]

    Well, there’s also an example in today’s ticker.

    “According to a small item in the middle of this page (sent my way by Jeffrey Soderberg), Boston College’s Jamie Silva, “who normally wears No. 44, wore No. 31 yesterday in honor of Jay McGillis, a defensive back for the Eagles in the early 1990s who died of cancer. A scholarship is endowed to the athletic department in his name and each year it is bestowed upon a BC defensive back. That DB then wears McGillis’ jersey number during the final home game of the season.””

  • sleepyfloyd | November 27, 2007 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”177957″][quote comment=”177932″]On a less somber note. You heard it here first. I predict that Clinton Portis requests to wear #21 for the rest of the season.

    Only time I remember that sort of uni-related tribute was when Barkley wore 32 (instead of his usual 34) in honor of Magic Johnson.[/quote]

    isnt portis already honoring taylor by wearing his miami #26 throughout his career? remember portis wore #28 in coral gables.[/quote]

    There was a player on the Broncos who was already wearing 28 when Portis got there (Kenoy Kennedy), so he may not have had a choice.

    In any event, as a Diehard Washington fan, I know that CP is the “heart on his sleeve” visual barometer of this team. He will most likely be the first to want to dictate the ‘Skins on-field tribute to Sean. And wearing 21 seems like something he would want to do.

  • GoTerriers | November 27, 2007 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”177965″][quote comment=”177957″][quote comment=”177932″]On a less somber note. You heard it here first. I predict that Clinton Portis requests to wear #21 for the rest of the season.

    Only time I remember that sort of uni-related tribute was when Barkley wore 32 (instead of his usual 34) in honor of Magic Johnson.[/quote]

    isnt portis already honoring taylor by wearing his miami #26 throughout his career? remember portis wore #28 in coral gables.[/quote]

    There was a player on the Broncos who was already wearing 28 when Portis got there (Kenoy Kennedy), so he may not have had a choice.[/quote]

    And I’m guessing the ‘Skins weren’t too anxious to hand out Darrell Green’s old number even if Portis has asked for it and even though it’s not retired.

  • Matt | November 27, 2007 at 12:12 pm |

    The Phillies are unveiling a new alternate jersey:

  • Matt | November 27, 2007 at 12:13 pm |
  • sleepyfloyd | November 27, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”177967″][quote comment=”177965″][quote comment=”177957″][quote comment=”177932″]On a less somber note. You heard it here first. I predict that Clinton Portis requests to wear #21 for the rest of the season.

    Only time I remember that sort of uni-related tribute was when Barkley wore 32 (instead of his usual 34) in honor of Magic Johnson.[/quote]

    isnt portis already honoring taylor by wearing his miami #26 throughout his career? remember portis wore #28 in coral gables.[/quote]

    There was a player on the Broncos who was already wearing 28 when Portis got there (Kenoy Kennedy), so he may not have had a choice.[/quote]

    And I’m guessing the ‘Skins weren’t too anxious to hand out Darrell Green’s old number even if Portis has asked for it and even though it’s not retired.[/quote]

    The Skins have a handful of numbers that aren’t retired, but out of circulation. Off hand I can think of Riggo’s 44, Monk’s 81, Taylor’s 42 and Brown’s 43, Jurgensen’s 9, and Theismann’s 7. Baugh’s 33 is the only one official.

    Ironically, Theismann is the only Redskin ever to wear #7. I was shocked when I learned that.

  • John Griebel | November 27, 2007 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”177847″]Paul, I love your site. I check it everyday, but do not like the way you represented Sean Taylor on this painful day. Sean was loving father, great teammate, painfully shy (even though his on field play did not potray that), well spoken, polite, a hard worker. Those are qualities we all would love to have. Sean didn’t like talking to the media so he was portray as a thug for his past actions. But for the past year and a half (the time that his girlfriend got pregnant and his daughter was born) he has been a model citizen. Can we give someone credit for change? For this site’s purposes, lets remember Sean as a man who loved stripes and died protecting his family.[/quote]
    A model citizen? I’m guessing you’re kidding dude:

    Oct. 29, 2004 | Skins’ Taylor stopped for DUI
    June 4, 2005 | Ex-UM star ‘of interest’ in South Dade shootings
    June 5, 2005 | Redskins’ Taylor charged in shooting
    June 6, 2005 | Former UM star Taylor is facing assault charges
    Aug. 1, 2005 | Taylor shows up for camp
    April 13, 2006 | Prosecutor taken off case
    June 2, 2006 | Football player’s deal skips jail time

    Wake up dude. It’s ok to call some a thug. Good God above. I’m assuming you’re kidding, like I said above.

  • Hed-Bone11 | November 27, 2007 at 12:26 pm |

    Paul, I love your site. I check it everyday, but do not like the way you represented Sean Taylor on this painful day. Sean was loving father, great teammate, painfully shy (even though his on field play did not potray that), well spoken, polite, a hard worker. Those are qualities we all would love to have. Sean didn’t like talking to the media so he was portray as a thug for his past actions. But for the past year and a half (the time that his girlfriend got pregnant and his daughter was born) he has been a model citizen. Can we give someone credit for change? For this site’s purposes, lets remember Sean as a man who loved stripes and died protecting his family.

    A model citizen? I’m guessing you’re kidding dude:

    Oct. 29, 2004 | Skins’ Taylor stopped for DUI
    June 4, 2005 | Ex-UM star ‘of interest’ in South Dade shootings
    June 5, 2005 | Redskins’ Taylor charged in shooting
    June 6, 2005 | Former UM star Taylor is facing assault charges
    Aug. 1, 2005 | Taylor shows up for camp
    April 13, 2006 | Prosecutor taken off case
    June 2, 2006 | Football player’s deal skips jail time

    Wake up dude. It’s ok to call some a thug. Good God above. I’m assuming you’re kidding, like I said above.

    Let the man rest

  • Duckstyle | November 27, 2007 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”177976″][quote comment=”177847″]Paul, I love your site. I check it everyday, but do not like the way you represented Sean Taylor on this painful day. Sean was loving father, great teammate, painfully shy (even though his on field play did not potray that), well spoken, polite, a hard worker. Those are qualities we all would love to have. Sean didn’t like talking to the media so he was portray as a thug for his past actions. But for the past year and a half (the time that his girlfriend got pregnant and his daughter was born) he has been a model citizen. Can we give someone credit for change? For this site’s purposes, lets remember Sean as a man who loved stripes and died protecting his family.[/quote]
    A model citizen? I’m guessing you’re kidding dude:

    Oct. 29, 2004 | Skins’ Taylor stopped for DUI
    June 4, 2005 | Ex-UM star ‘of interest’ in South Dade shootings
    June 5, 2005 | Redskins’ Taylor charged in shooting
    June 6, 2005 | Former UM star Taylor is facing assault charges
    Aug. 1, 2005 | Taylor shows up for camp
    April 13, 2006 | Prosecutor taken off case
    June 2, 2006 | Football player’s deal skips jail time

    Wake up dude. It’s ok to call some a thug. Good God above. I’m assuming you’re kidding, like I said above.[/quote]

    Well said my friend. Anyone arguing that Paul was out of line is coming from an absolutly ridiculous bias, IMO. I would have traded for the guy in a heartbeat before yesterday because of his intensity, but to pretend he was an all-around great guy is crazy.

  • John Griebel | November 27, 2007 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”177978″]

    Paul, I love your site. I check it everyday, but do not like the way you represented Sean Taylor on this painful day. Sean was loving father, great teammate, painfully shy (even though his on field play did not potray that), well spoken, polite, a hard worker. Those are qualities we all would love to have. Sean didn’t like talking to the media so he was portray as a thug for his past actions. But for the past year and a half (the time that his girlfriend got pregnant and his daughter was born) he has been a model citizen. Can we give someone credit for change? For this site’s purposes, lets remember Sean as a man who loved stripes and died protecting his family.

    A model citizen? I’m guessing you’re kidding dude:

    Oct. 29, 2004 | Skins’ Taylor stopped for DUI
    June 4, 2005 | Ex-UM star ‘of interest’ in South Dade shootings
    June 5, 2005 | Redskins’ Taylor charged in shooting
    June 6, 2005 | Former UM star Taylor is facing assault charges
    Aug. 1, 2005 | Taylor shows up for camp
    April 13, 2006 | Prosecutor taken off case
    June 2, 2006 | Football player’s deal skips jail time

    Wake up dude. It’s ok to call some a thug. Good God above. I’m assuming you’re kidding, like I said above.

    Let the man rest[/quote]
    I agree 100%. I don’t like making the guys out to be Mother Teresa is all. I’m a Denver guy. We went through this with Darrent Williams. I know it’s sad. Paul, maybe a little too trigger happy with this story. Might have been better to let some time go by and address it at a later time.

  • todd krevanchi | November 27, 2007 at 12:36 pm |

    this goes beyond the skins as well.

    the university of miami and its football program seem to hold to a tighter fraternity than most college programs (or at least it is portrayed as such- be it on the positive or the negative).

    im sure you are going to have many hurricane football alumni wanting to participate in whatever the sean taylor helmet decal memorial is.

    goodell may even allow as such for a week similar to how tagliabue handled the tillman situation.

    my question is, will there be more “jake plummers” (to be read: those who want to continue the tribute for the remainder of the season) this time around? i think after the year goodell has had with players and the media, he may allow the tribute to extend beyond the one week.

    also, i cant imagine what is going through the mind of a guy like dj williams of denver. here is a guy who within a span of 4 years has been a teammate of sean taylor, darrent williams, and damien nash.
    and now, in a span of 11 months has lost all 3.

  • joe | November 27, 2007 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”177911″]There are no doubt HUNDREDS, maybe thousands, of high schools across this country using exact duplicates or close recreations of college & pro helmet logos.

    There are many, so I’ll beark this up into several posts. Here are a some in Louisiana:
    – First we have the BELAIRE BENGALS from Baton Rouge using the Clemson logo
    -Next is CATHOLIC of Baton Rouge with their Chicago Bears wishbone “C”. they also have a pretty nice looking UNI
    -Then CENTRAL HIGH of Baton Rouge using the Kansas State logo. I also found THIS PICTURE of one of the players that put a Superman “S” on his helmet.
    – And the ST. JOHN EAGLES of Plaquemine, LA use the Iowa logo as well.[/quote]
    the first one is missing the rip in the paw, it is not the clemson logo

  • Ryan | November 27, 2007 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”177952″][quote comment=”177947″]More Louisiana HS Football helmets:

    – The New England Patriots’ “Flying Elvis” logo makes an appearance on several helmets in LA and is on JOHN EHRET’S helmets in this pic.
    EAST ASCENSION HIGH (in the white unis) made the switch recently to the new San Jose State logo.
    COVINGTON HIGH (gold helmets) took the Detroit Lions logo and slapped it on top of a “C”.
    – The CHALMETTE OWLS use the wishbone “C” while the Archbishop Rummel Raiders use an “R” similar to that used by Rutgers (you can see the logo on the pants).
    BELLE CHASSE HIGH from Belle Chasse, LA uses the Ball State logo with some additional lettering.[/quote]
    Wow, that’s not just a helmet logo rip-off by John Ehret – that’s a full uniform rip-off (without the pants striping). I wonder if they have upside-down 8s.[/quote]

    I’ve never understood this, why would you want your identity to be a pro or college teams? Why wouldn’t you want your own? If I were playing, I would much rather have a unique logo rather then a rip-off of somebody else’s, or at least a change in the colors… The John Ehret team looks like the poor-man’s NE Patriots

    Also, Chicago’s wishbone “C” was originally created by Carroll College in Waukesha, WI and then “borrowed” by the Bears… Fun lil’ logo piracy story

  • Ryan | November 27, 2007 at 12:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”177970″]
    The Skins have a handful of numbers that aren’t retired, but out of circulation. Off hand I can think of Riggo’s 44, Monk’s 81, Taylor’s 42 and Brown’s 43, Jurgensen’s 9, and Theismann’s 7. Baugh’s 33 is the only one official.

    Ironically, Theismann is the only Redskin ever to wear #7. I was shocked when I learned that.[/quote]

    The Packers have the same thing with Curly Lambeau’s #1 (never worn since) and Paul Hornung’s #5 (which Vince Lombardi retired, but Forrest Gregg used 3 times and Lindy Infante once in ’88, but never since)

  • Kek | November 27, 2007 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”177979″][quote comment=”177976″][quote comment=”177847″]Paul, I love your site. I check it everyday, but do not like the way you represented Sean Taylor on this painful day. Sean was loving father, great teammate, painfully shy (even though his on field play did not potray that), well spoken, polite, a hard worker. Those are qualities we all would love to have. Sean didn’t like talking to the media so he was portray as a thug for his past actions. But for the past year and a half (the time that his girlfriend got pregnant and his daughter was born) he has been a model citizen. Can we give someone credit for change? For this site’s purposes, lets remember Sean as a man who loved stripes and died protecting his family.[/quote]
    A model citizen? I’m guessing you’re kidding dude:

    Oct. 29, 2004 | Skins’ Taylor stopped for DUI
    June 4, 2005 | Ex-UM star ‘of interest’ in South Dade shootings
    June 5, 2005 | Redskins’ Taylor charged in shooting
    June 6, 2005 | Former UM star Taylor is facing assault charges
    Aug. 1, 2005 | Taylor shows up for camp
    April 13, 2006 | Prosecutor taken off case
    June 2, 2006 | Football player’s deal skips jail time

    Wake up dude. It’s ok to call some a thug. Good God above. I’m assuming you’re kidding, like I said above.[/quote]

    Well said my friend. Anyone arguing that Paul was out of line is coming from an absolutly ridiculous bias, IMO. I would have traded for the guy in a heartbeat before yesterday because of his intensity, but to pretend he was an all-around great guy is crazy.[/quote]

    Well, I think he said “the past year and a half” which from the last date on your somewhat misleading timeline to now is just about a year and a half.

    I say misleading because lay those dates out as if they are all individual transgressions when they really only relate to two incidents: the DUI and the assault charges. I dont think its like this guy had a PacMan or Chris henry-type rap sheet, in fact, when I heard about the shooting I thought to myself “I hadn’t heard about him in quite some time”, meaning off the field trouble. I don’t think the original poster was saying he was “an all around great guy”, just a guy who made mistakes but seemed to be getting his life in order off the field.

    I’m not a fan of the U or Redskins, just stating my opinion. I also think it’s ridiculous to think Paul should have waited to write on this topic. I would say “shame on him” if he didn’t. However, maybe he could have painted a more complete picture, like his Page 2 peer Jamelle Hill did.

  • dm00n | November 27, 2007 at 1:05 pm |

    Its weird to me when people think of athletes as their personal friends, but I guess people form odd bonds over sports.

    Also:

    The Jets will wear their blue throwback Titans jerseys for the second time this year when they face the Dolphins in Miami on Sunday

  • Shane | November 27, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    Early Champions League notes, sans screenshots (maybe I’ll keep up with this all afternoon):

    PSV’s opening scorer Jefferson Farfan (I don’t know how to do the special characters, sorry) has his number on his gloves. I’ve spotted a couple more from both sides sporting this style, as well as some merely with the makers logo.

    A couple CSKA players are wearing Under Armour mocks with their Umbro kits. Wonder if any exec’s are paying attention.

    Heurelho Gomes, PSV’s keeper, is wearing full length black tights under his shorts/socks.

    Just as an aside, seems PSV can play just fine on turf with no complaint. Wonder why glorious England couldn’t seem to manage…

  • patrick | November 27, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”177847″]Paul, I love your site. I check it everyday, but do not like the way you represented Sean Taylor on this painful day. Sean was loving father, great teammate, painfully shy (even though his on field play did not potray that), well spoken, polite, a hard worker. Those are qualities we all would love to have. Sean didn’t like talking to the media so he was portray as a thug for his past actions. But for the past year and a half (the time that his girlfriend got pregnant and his daughter was born) he has been a model citizen. Can we give someone credit for change? For this site’s purposes, lets remember Sean as a man who loved stripes and died protecting his family.[/quote]

    UNfortunately, my friend, while there has been much talk about how he changed with the birth of his daughter, there hasn’t been evidence of that. This is partially his choosing, he very rarely gave interview requests or spoke to the media. Its sad that Sean will be remembered this way, but, he brought it upon himself. Now, Miami is my favorite football program, and i LOVED sean taylor while he was there (and after, but im a Giants fan which makes it hard) but actions speak louder than words. He skipped the mandatory rookie symposium, had a DUI, brandished a fireearm at people, spit at Pittman etc. Sean Taylor was an excellent football player, sadly for us, his shyness and reluctance to speak with the media has lead to his portrayal this way. I think we can all agree that, whether its for his stripes, vicious hits, or bc hes someones father, he will be sorely missed

  • possum | November 27, 2007 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”178000″]However, maybe he could have painted a more complete picture, like his Page 2 peer Jamelle Hill did.[/quote]
    This was my point. You hadn’t heard about him in about 18 months because since his daughter was born he conducted himself with much more maturity. As usual, bad things are remembered before the good. But the guy’s not even been dead 12 hours and people are ripping on him. Fucking shameful.

  • Broker75 | November 27, 2007 at 1:27 pm |

    my goodness, a person can’t even die correctly according to some people in here..

  • patrick | November 27, 2007 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”178014″]Early Champions League notes, sans screenshots (maybe I’ll keep up with this all afternoon):

    PSV’s opening scorer Jefferson Farfan (I don’t know how to do the special characters, sorry) has his number on his gloves. I’ve spotted a couple more from both sides sporting this style, as well as some merely with the makers logo.

    A couple CSKA players are wearing Under Armour mocks with their Umbro kits. Wonder if any exec’s are paying attention.

    Heurelho Gomes, PSV’s keeper, is wearing full length black tights under his shorts/socks.

    Just as an aside, seems PSV can play just fine on turf with no complaint. Wonder why glorious England couldn’t seem to manage…[/quote]

    Next time, could you do the run down with no SPOILERS. some of us look forward to watching them after work

  • LI Phil | November 27, 2007 at 1:31 pm |

    people should remember sean taylor for the good and the bad…that’s what makes a person human…we’re all part sinner/part saint…let it go at that

    /btw…how does someone die correctly?

  • Shane | November 27, 2007 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”178016″][quote comment=”178000″]However, maybe he could have painted a more complete picture, like his Page 2 peer Jamelle Hill did.[/quote]
    This was my point. You hadn’t heard about him in about 18 months because since his daughter was born he conducted himself with much more maturity. As usual, bad things are remembered before the good. But the guy’s not even been dead 12 hours and people are ripping on him. Fucking shameful.[/quote]

    I don’t really have a horse in this race, but I believe someone on here said it properly before: if you don’t want to be remembered in a poor light, conduct yourself in a way that allows for it. George Best may have been the greatest British footballer ever, but it’s easier to remember him as a drunk who threw his career and his life away.

    Not trying to take anything away from Taylor’s turnaround in the past year or so, but you can’t just wipe away a series of bad life decision just because he’s passed. I don’t think anyone’s trying to take anything away from him or his memory, but we remember as we choose, and he gave all of us a couple very different ways to do so.

    And not to incite any Miami fans, but when does a trend become part of the fabric of your program? Current/former Canes just seem to find trouble, or trouble finds them, however you want to look at it. And instead of ever addressing the problem(s) former players, coaches, and supporters just close ranks and start deflecting flak.

  • Shane | November 27, 2007 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”178020″][quote comment=”178014″]Early Champions League notes, sans screenshots (maybe I’ll keep up with this all afternoon):

    PSV’s opening scorer Jefferson Farfan (I don’t know how to do the special characters, sorry) has his number on his gloves. I’ve spotted a couple more from both sides sporting this style, as well as some merely with the makers logo.

    A couple CSKA players are wearing Under Armour mocks with their Umbro kits. Wonder if any exec’s are paying attention.

    Heurelho Gomes, PSV’s keeper, is wearing full length black tights under his shorts/socks.

    Just as an aside, seems PSV can play just fine on turf with no complaint. Wonder why glorious England couldn’t seem to manage…[/quote]

    Next time, could you do the run down with no SPOILERS. some of us look forward to watching them after work[/quote]

    Ah, terribly sorry! I’ll keep it in check.

  • Breezy | November 27, 2007 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”178021″]people should remember sean taylor for the good and the bad…that’s what makes a person human…we’re all part sinner/part saint…let it go at that

    /btw…how does someone die correctly?[/quote]

    Bruce Willis at the end of Armageddon…that’s dying correctly

  • John | November 27, 2007 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”178026″][quote comment=”178021″]people should remember sean taylor for the good and the bad…that’s what makes a person human…we’re all part sinner/part saint…let it go at that

    /btw…how does someone die correctly?[/quote]

    Bruce Willis at the end of Armageddon…that’s dying correctly[/quote]
    And the way Brad Pitt went in “Legends of the Fall” last line of the movie when the Indian said “it was a good death” And before anyone gets all out of wack…I know that this is not what the previous guy was asking about dieing correctly..dont take it literally!

  • Shane | November 27, 2007 at 1:51 pm |

    Dying correctly. He went out on fire, climbing a building, trying to kill Bill Murray. That takes some big ones.

  • Broker75 | November 27, 2007 at 1:53 pm |

    I don’t think you can judge a man at 24 for making some mistakes

  • Brad | November 27, 2007 at 1:54 pm |

    #2 by Robert on 11.27.07 9:17 am | Quote

    The shape of the Shea Goodbye patch reminds me of the lightbulb-shaped patch that the Dodgers wore 25 or 30 years ago.

    The bulb-shaped patch referred to above is the 1981 Los Angeles Centennial patch worn by the Dodgers during the 1981 strike season, including the ’81 World Series against the Yankees.

  • patrick | November 27, 2007 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”178025″][quote comment=”178020″][quote comment=”178014″]Early Champions League notes, sans screenshots (maybe I’ll keep up with this all afternoon):

    PSV’s opening scorer Jefferson Farfan (I don’t know how to do the special characters, sorry) has his number on his gloves. I’ve spotted a couple more from both sides sporting this style, as well as some merely with the makers logo.

    A couple CSKA players are wearing Under Armour mocks with their Umbro kits. Wonder if any exec’s are paying attention.

    Heurelho Gomes, PSV’s keeper, is wearing full length black tights under his shorts/socks.

    Just as an aside, seems PSV can play just fine on turf with no complaint. Wonder why glorious England couldn’t seem to manage…[/quote]

    Next time, could you do the run down with no SPOILERS. some of us look forward to watching them after work[/quote]

    Ah, terribly sorry! I’ll keep it in check.[/quote]

    Sorry Shane, didnt mean to get ornary but I loves me some champions league

  • Shane | November 27, 2007 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”178036″][quote comment=”178025″][quote comment=”178020″][quote comment=”178014″]Early Champions League notes, sans screenshots (maybe I’ll keep up with this all afternoon):

    PSV’s opening scorer Jefferson Farfan (I don’t know how to do the special characters, sorry) has his number on his gloves. I’ve spotted a couple more from both sides sporting this style, as well as some merely with the makers logo.

    A couple CSKA players are wearing Under Armour mocks with their Umbro kits. Wonder if any exec’s are paying attention.

    Heurelho Gomes, PSV’s keeper, is wearing full length black tights under his shorts/socks.

    Just as an aside, seems PSV can play just fine on turf with no complaint. Wonder why glorious England couldn’t seem to manage…[/quote]

    Next time, could you do the run down with no SPOILERS. some of us look forward to watching them after work[/quote]

    Ah, terribly sorry! I’ll keep it in check.[/quote]

    Sorry Shane, didnt mean to get ornary but I loves me some champions league[/quote]

    Ah no, I know it all too well. Made it through all of the last last weekend avoiding the Scotland/Italy score only to have it spoiled once I arrived at the bar to watch the match.

    Me: “I’ve been doing everything possible to not catch word of the score.”

    Guy sitting next to me who I didn’t know and clearly wasn’t paying attention to the conversation: “Yeah, it’s a shame they couldn’t pull it out yesterday.”

  • Miguel | November 27, 2007 at 2:01 pm |

    The Cowboys will be wearing throwbacks against Green Bay on Thursday.

  • patrick | November 27, 2007 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”178024″][quote comment=”178016″][quote comment=”178000″]However, maybe he could have painted a more complete picture, like his Page 2 peer Jamelle Hill did.[/quote]
    This was my point. You hadn’t heard about him in about 18 months because since his daughter was born he conducted himself with much more maturity. As usual, bad things are remembered before the good. But the guy’s not even been dead 12 hours and people are ripping on him. Fucking shameful.[/quote]

    I don’t really have a horse in this race, but I believe someone on here said it properly before: if you don’t want to be remembered in a poor light, conduct yourself in a way that allows for it. George Best may have been the greatest British footballer ever, but it’s easier to remember him as a drunk who threw his career and his life away.

    Not trying to take anything away from Taylor’s turnaround in the past year or so, but you can’t just wipe away a series of bad life decision just because he’s passed. I don’t think anyone’s trying to take anything away from him or his memory, but we remember as we choose, and he gave all of us a couple very different ways to do so.

    And not to incite any Miami fans, but when does a trend become part of the fabric of your program? Current/former Canes just seem to find trouble, or trouble finds them, however you want to look at it. And instead of ever addressing the problem(s) former players, coaches, and supporters just close ranks and start deflecting flak.[/quote]

    Shane: I agree with you on Miami. I’ve followed them religiously since I was 10 or 12 (Think Nebraska Miami era). Theres a couple things that play into Miami (and FSU, and to a much lesser extend, UF). It seems, that Florida has a fasciantion with guns/gun culture. I’ve seen it first hand down there, and its not just athletes, or minorities, guns are a big part of life there period. Combine that with Florida being a HUGE HUGE HUGE state for recruiting, you have yourself a problem. Miami and FSU have had bad reps for a while as ‘thugs and criminals, and unfortunately its accurate. The idea of Miami being a fotball factory is really true. They take risks on young men with checkered pasts (not that they shouldnt, everyone makes mistakes) that sometimes pay off, and sometimes dont. A lot fo these questions were raised when Brendan (brandon?) pawa was shot ot death. Its a bad sign when your team needs a rule that no one can carry guns, permit or not. This is partially me being a Canes fan but, I’m more critical of bobby bowden at FSU than I am at miami because FSU IS Bobby Bodwen, Bobby Bowden IS FSU, and they’ve done nothing about it. miami has gone with coaching changes, and currently they have a lot of team rules in place.

  • LI Phil | November 27, 2007 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”178026″]Bruce Willis at the end of Armageddon…that’s dying correctly[/quote]

    no one dies harder

  • dan | November 27, 2007 at 2:03 pm |

    I have real issues with anybody tries to stifle any discussion about any kind of death like Sean Taylor’s. It is a fact that he was nobody’s saint – and let’s be honest, a year and a half of good behavior does not exactly create a road that leads to beatification. And with a death like the one he experienced – a murder – it almost does a disservice to not talk about a history. It’s an unsolved murder. It’s natural to try to find root causes. If you don’t want to read about it, I would advise stopping reading anything with the name “Sean Taylor” in the headlines for the coming weeks, months, and years because it is going to be very much in play.

    I’m sorry for the folks who feel like they lost someone close to them. I’m even sorrier for the people who lost somebody that was close to them. However, right now we’re talking about a high-profile, unsolved murder.

    It sucks. I wish he wasn’t dead.

  • DGLS | November 27, 2007 at 2:03 pm |

    Hi Uniwatchers:
    I’d love to be in touch with anyone who played for the Warwick Phillies the early 1980s. We wore realistic replicas of the Phils’ powder blue road uniforms.

  • Broker75 | November 27, 2007 at 2:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”178040″]The Cowboys will be wearing throwbacks against Green Bay on Thursday.[/quote]
    Let’s hope they include the serifs.

  • Adam | November 27, 2007 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”178016″]This was my point. You hadn’t heard about him in about 18 months because since his daughter was born he conducted himself with much more maturity. As usual, bad things are remembered before the good. But the guy’s not even been dead 12 hours and people are ripping on him. Fucking shameful.[/quote]

    I’d hardly say Paul was “ripping on him” (maybe some of the other posters, but it was Paul’s comment that started all this to begin with). I just don’t understand this rule that you can’t say anything bad about a dead person. It’s not like his family is reading this or whatever. Most likely, none of us knew him at all, I don’t see the problem with people stating their opinions.

    For the record, so people don’t think I’m biased, I’m not much of a football fan and had never even heard of Sean Taylor before yesterday. I just hate when people decide that they get to set the rules for everybody. I don’t see how it benefits anybody to pretend he was something he might not have been.

  • u2horn | November 27, 2007 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”178045″]Hi Uniwatchers:
    I’d love to be in touch with anyone who played for the Warwick Phillies the early 1980s. We wore realistic replicas of the Phils’ powder blue road uniforms.[/quote]

    I had a powder blue #14 when I was a youngster. Bought at Brad Sham’s Big League Threads in Dallas, back in the early 80s when it was hard to find even replica jerseys in stores. That store ruled. We’ve come a long way.

  • Randy Williams | November 27, 2007 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”178026″][quote comment=”178021″]people should remember sean taylor for the good and the bad…that’s what makes a person human…we’re all part sinner/part saint…let it go at that

    /btw…how does someone die correctly?[/quote]

    Bruce Willis at the end of Armageddon…that’s dying correctly[/quote]
    How about a Spoiler Alert! Some of us haven’t seen it yet…

  • Al Gruwell | November 27, 2007 at 2:20 pm |

    Fresno Grizzlies to unveil new logo/uniforms on Thursday.

  • BigD | November 27, 2007 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”178019″]my goodness, a person can’t even die correctly according to some people in here..[/quote]
    And your dumb quote of the day winner goes to….

  • Bryan Redemske | November 27, 2007 at 2:25 pm |

    Let’s try to stick to uniform-based discussion, folks. We’re doing OKish with the Sean Taylor situation, but it’s becoming a bit of a theme for non-uniform-related reasons.

    Paul’s mention of Taylor’s off-field problems will be a part of every nationally distributed obituary in the coming days. The text of the post was factual and accurate. There’s nothing in that first paragraph, off-field wise, that you won’t see in a zillion other places. So let’s steer away from that, as it was only mentioned as a backdrop for the subject of the post — Taylor’s many, many excellent stripes.

    thanks

  • BigD | November 27, 2007 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”178034″]I don’t think you can judge a man at 24 for making some mistakes[/quote]

    I love “some mistakes”…Jesus….people….

  • Broker75 | November 27, 2007 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”178062″][quote comment=”178019″]my goodness, a person can’t even die correctly according to some people in here..[/quote]
    And your dumb quote of the day winner goes to….[/quote]
    you for falling for it.

  • Kerry P | November 27, 2007 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”177985″][quote comment=”177911″]There are no doubt HUNDREDS, maybe thousands, of high schools across this country using exact duplicates or close recreations of college & pro helmet logos.

    There are many, so I’ll beark this up into several posts. Here are a some in Louisiana:
    – First we have the BELAIRE BENGALS from Baton Rouge using the Clemson logo
    -Next is CATHOLIC of Baton Rouge with their Chicago Bears wishbone “C”. they also have a pretty nice looking UNI
    -Then CENTRAL HIGH of Baton Rouge using the Kansas State logo. I also found THIS PICTURE of one of the players that put a Superman “S” on his helmet.
    – And the ST. JOHN EAGLES of Plaquemine, LA use the Iowa logo as well.[/quote]
    the first one is missing the rip in the paw, it is not the clemson logo[/quote]
    Right. I looked for that and know that it didn’t have it. But the average Joe college sports fan would look at that logo and identify it with Clemson, regardless of the rip that you and I know to be there for it to be a TRUE Clemson logo.

  • Kerry P | November 27, 2007 at 2:35 pm |

    More Louisiana HS Football unis now that I’m back from lunch:

    – The BASTROP RAMS have decals in the same style as the University of Illinois and the NY Giants from the 80s & 90s.
    – And the CAPTAIN SHREVE GATORS could be easily mistaken for the Green Bay Packers.
    – The CARROLL BULLDOGS out of the Monroe, LA area have a logo very similar to that of the Chicago Cubs.
    – While CLINTON HIGH just outside of Baton Rouge has recolored Eagles wings on their helmets.
    – The EAST ST. JOHN WILDCATS took their helmet logo from Wayne State Wildcats – a Division II school in the Northern Sun Conference.
    EVANGEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY from Shreveport, LA has its famous “e” logo which is just a modified Green Bay/Grambling State/Georgia “G”.

  • Paul Lukas | November 27, 2007 at 2:37 pm |

    OK, so I’m on layover at O’Hare and just caught up with the shitstorm here….

    I did not know Sean Taylor personally. I’m fairly certain nobody else here did either (if I’m mistaken about that, by all means, speak up). I did not “rip” on him, I did not call him a “thug,” I did not say he deserved to die, and I did not list all of the (many) controversial incidents from his career. I simply said he was “no angel” and mentioned a few of his higher-profile transgressions. Then I celebrated what I perceived to be his love for stripes.

    When Darrent Williams died, several people on this board mentioned his “thug/gangsta lifestyle” and suggested that he basically had it coming. I envisioned the same thing possibly happening with Taylor. So I essentially wrote, “Yeah, he had his issues, but hey, dig those stripes!” My intent was actually to ENHANCE his image, not tarnish it.

    There’s a difference between an obituary and a eulogy, y’know?

    Meanwhile, I’ve already learned what the ’Skins’ memorial gesture will be. I’m not allowed to disclose it, but I can tell you it won’t include stripes.

    Time to board my connecting flight….

  • Jason | November 27, 2007 at 2:39 pm |

    My Alma Mater in Ft. Lauderdale Florida is sort of a hybrid between Mizzou and K-State…Mizzou colors with K-State’s logo.

  • Kerry P | November 27, 2007 at 2:40 pm |

    Even more LA HS football helmets:

    – The GREEN OAKS GIANTS from Shreveport also use the Green Bay/Grambling/Georgia “G”.
    – The LUTCHER HIGH BULLDOGS could almost be mistaken for LSU if not for the bulldog under “LHS” instead of a tiger under “LSU”.
    – The O PERRY WALKER CHARGERS from New Orleans went the route of the Denver Broncos.
    – While the OUACHITA LIONS decided to take the Ohio State “O” logo and modify it to fit their needs.
    – The ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC COMETS from Laplace, LA uses a modified version of the Tennessee Titans logo. Also, as a bonus, you can see the East Ascension Spartans helmets that use the new San Jose State logo.

  • Jason | November 27, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    My Alma Mater, Western High School in Ft. Lauderdale, FL is a sort of Hybrid between Mizzou and K-State. They use Mizzou’s colors and K-State’s exact logo. Though the monochrome could go.

  • Jason | November 27, 2007 at 2:42 pm |

    http://www.westernhi...

    Can’t get the link thing down.

  • SS | November 27, 2007 at 2:44 pm |

    apologies if this was stated already, but i’m at work and don’t have time to read through all the comments. i just wanted to reply to the Wyoming state quarter/logo comments. one of my best friends is from Wyoming so i can say for certain that the bucking bronco emblem is the defacto symbol of Wyoming. i believe not too long ago they had a small disagreement with Montana (or perhaps an organization located in Montana) regarding it’s use. of course, i could find no proof online (and don’t have much time), so you’ll have to just trust me!

  • Kerry P | November 27, 2007 at 2:45 pm |

    LA HS Football helmets continued…

    STERLINGTON HIGH also uses the block “S”
    – And of COURSE you have numerous high schools using the Michigan/Princeton/Delaware winged helmets. Pictured in the link are the ST. JAMES WILDCATS from Vacherie, LA.
    – Also, some schools have decided to go the route of Arena League logos with the SOUTHWOOD COWBOYS borrowing the Dallas Desperados’ logo and PARYWAY HIGH using the Orlando Predators logo. Incidentally, both schools are from the Shreveport area.

  • Kerry P | November 27, 2007 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”178084″]apologies if this was stated already, but i’m at work and don’t have time to read through all the comments. i just wanted to reply to the Wyoming state quarter/logo comments. one of my best friends is from Wyoming so i can say for certain that the bucking bronco emblem is the defacto symbol of Wyoming. i believe not too long ago they had a small disagreement with Montana (or perhaps an organization located in Montana) regarding it’s use. of course, i could find no proof online (and don’t have much time), so you’ll have to just trust me![/quote]
    Actually, I thought the dispute was between them and McNeese State in Lake Charles, LA. CLICK HERE and scroll down to McNeese State to see their old helmets, which DEFINITELY used the same logo. It was modified in 2002 with the horse now rearing its front legs instead of bucking on its front legs.

  • Jet | November 27, 2007 at 2:47 pm |

    The names on the back of those Belleville Bulls helmets are sweeeeeeet

    Jet

  • Kerry P | November 27, 2007 at 2:52 pm |

    And FINALLY, these aren’t logos that are used by colleges or pro teams but rather intersting uni-related pics of some LA high schools I ran across:

    NATCHITOCHES CENTRAL HIGH has some really cool socks action going on.
    THIS PLAYER for Huntington High School in Shreveport must REALLY need his glasses.
    – The West Monroe Rebels, a Louisiana football factory and subject of a new ESPN TV series wore two different helmets this year: BLUE & WHITE.
    – And Loyola College Prep in Shreveport, LA has to have some of the coolest helmet decals anywhere. It’s SNOOPY AS THE WWI FLYING ACE. I particularly like THIS PICTURE as the 2 guys running make it look like Snoopy’s scarf is waving in the breeze.

  • Joe Drennan | November 27, 2007 at 2:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”178081″]Even more LA HS football helmets:

    – The GREEN OAKS GIANTS from Shreveport also use the Green Bay/Grambling/Georgia “G”.
    – The LUTCHER HIGH BULLDOGS could almost be mistaken for LSU if not for the bulldog under “LHS” instead of a tiger under “LSU”.
    – The O PERRY WALKER CHARGERS from New Orleans went the route of the Denver Broncos.
    – While the OUACHITA LIONS decided to take the Ohio State “O” logo and modify it to fit their needs.
    – The ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC COMETS from Laplace, LA uses a modified version of the Tennessee Titans logo. Also, as a bonus, you can see the East Ascension Spartans helmets that use the new San Jose State logo.[/quote]
    Does any school in LA create their own logo?

  • Broker75 | November 27, 2007 at 2:54 pm |

    Predators would’ve looked better if they went to these or if the Rangers went with this concept for their road jerseys, definitely not the design, but having the city name represented on the front of the jersey. I’m pretty sure they had New York written on the front years ago…?

  • Mike | November 27, 2007 at 2:54 pm |

    My old high-school is the Rams and as you can see, http://www.fcps.edu/...

  • Robert | November 27, 2007 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”178035″]#2 by Robert on 11.27.07 9:17 am | Quote

    The shape of the Shea Goodbye patch reminds me of the lightbulb-shaped patch that the Dodgers wore 25 or 30 years ago.

    The bulb-shaped patch referred to above is the 1981 Los Angeles Centennial patch worn by the Dodgers during the 1981 strike season, including the ’81 World Series against the Yankees.[/quote]

    Thanks. I knew that someone would know the patch to which I was referring. Here is a photo:

    http://i62.photobuck...

  • Kerry P | November 27, 2007 at 2:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”178090″][quote comment=”178081″]Even more LA HS football helmets:

    – The GREEN OAKS GIANTS from Shreveport also use the Green Bay/Grambling/Georgia “G”.
    – The LUTCHER HIGH BULLDOGS could almost be mistaken for LSU if not for the bulldog under “LHS” instead of a tiger under “LSU”.
    – The O PERRY WALKER CHARGERS from New Orleans went the route of the Denver Broncos.
    – While the OUACHITA LIONS decided to take the Ohio State “O” logo and modify it to fit their needs.
    – The ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC COMETS from Laplace, LA uses a modified version of the Tennessee Titans logo. Also, as a bonus, you can see the East Ascension Spartans helmets that use the new San Jose State logo.[/quote]
    Does any school in LA create their own logo?[/quote]
    There are many that do. I was just trying to point out many that are using existing logos. I’ll try to find some of the coolest original logos in the state.

  • Dennis Abrams | November 27, 2007 at 2:59 pm |

    Sean Taylor was the man.
    I think the ultimate tribute to Sean Taylor would be for Redskins players to wear tape on their facemasks. It would be especially cool if the tape was black. I think the black on yellow would really stand out and make a very strong statement.

  • Jim | November 27, 2007 at 3:05 pm |

    Agree with PL re: let’s get back to the “uni-related” discussions. I read Peter King’s MMQB on SI.com. He’s usually got some good stuff. Of course he missed the boat with his criticism of the Brown’s throwbacks but whatever. Funny that his column on Sean Taylor had the pic of him with the striped fingers though.

  • Jim | November 27, 2007 at 3:06 pm |
  • LI Phil | November 27, 2007 at 3:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”178077″]Meanwhile, I’ve already learned what the ’Skins’ memorial gesture will be. I’m not allowed to disclose it, but I can tell you it won’t include stripes.[/quote]

    there’s an effin shock

    who wants to bet it’s a black circle on the left side of the helmet w/either “ST” or “21”

  • Mike | November 27, 2007 at 3:09 pm |

    …and it appears they don’t spend a lot of money keeping the helmets kept up… I like the “Oregon” helmet in the background. BC colors with the Oregon “O” for Oakton. The JWR on the Rams hip are the initials of James W. Robinson,k Medal of Honor winner for whom the school is named after. http://frankruth.smu...

  • FEZ WHATLEY | November 27, 2007 at 3:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”178091″]Predators would’ve looked better if they went to these or if the Rangers went with this concept for their road jerseys, definitely not the design, but having the city name represented on the front of the jersey. I’m pretty sure they had New York written on the front years ago…?[/quote]
    Yup:

    1985-86

    Preds in red & black? Like half the league?

  • +JohnnyBoy- | November 27, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”178099″]Agree with PL re: let’s get back to the “uni-related” discussions. I read Peter King’s MMQB on SI.com. He’s usually got some good stuff. Of course he missed the boat with his criticism of the Brown’s throwbacks but whatever. Funny that his column on Sean Taylor had the pic of him with the striped fingers though.[/quote]

    I think that would b awesome if there was a little more black in the Redskins’ jersey/logo. Any stripes, white, black, maroon, it would be a good show of solidarity and support.

  • Justin B | November 27, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”178085″]LA HS Football helmets continued…

    STERLINGTON HIGH also uses the block “S”
    – And of COURSE you have numerous high schools using the Michigan/Princeton/Delaware winged helmets. Pictured in the link are the ST. JAMES WILDCATS from Vacherie, LA.
    – Also, some schools have decided to go the route of Arena League logos with the SOUTHWOOD COWBOYS borrowing the Dallas Desperados’ logo and PARYWAY HIGH using the Orlando Predators logo. Incidentally, both schools are from the Shreveport area.[/quote]

    The Gateway Gators in Monroeville PA wear two different helmet logos. Both appear to be taken from SEC Schools. See that Georgia “G” and Florida’s Gators.

  • todd krevanchi | November 27, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”178107″]

    The Gateway Gators in Monroeville PA wear two different helmet logos. Both appear to be taken from SEC Schools. See that Georgia “G” and Florida’s Gators.[/quote]

    is fat joe an assistant coach for gateway?

  • john | November 27, 2007 at 3:50 pm |

    Sounds like TMQ essentially “Gets It”:

    And didn’t the high-school-style numbers on Cleveland’s throwback helmets look snazzy? It’s about time we saw something on a Browns helmet.

  • GoMac | November 27, 2007 at 3:51 pm |

    Too bad about the Skins not having stripes in the memorial, it would be the best sign of respect and would be fitting for a tribute to Taylor.

    Hopefully a few of his teams will do it anyways as a tribute and screw the 5,000 fine.

    But on another note..I think I may have found the perfect woman.

    Too bad she’s a Chiefs girl…but like they say..no one is truly perfect…But she’s close.

  • Jason V | November 27, 2007 at 3:56 pm |

    With all the talk of High School helmets…Check out the Michigan High School Helmet Project

  • Teebz | November 27, 2007 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”178104″][quote comment=”178091″]Predators would’ve looked better if they went to these or if the Rangers went with this concept for their road jerseys, definitely not the design, but having the city name represented on the front of the jersey. I’m pretty sure they had New York written on the front years ago…?[/quote]
    Yup:

    1985-86

    They only wore New York on the road. They wore “Rangers” on their white home jerseys.

  • Kerry P | November 27, 2007 at 4:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”178160″]With all the talk of High School helmets…Check out the Michigan High School Helmet Project[/quote]
    I go to that site, and many others like it, on a regular basis. I LOVE seeing unique logo designs. I hope to one day put one together for Louisiana High Schools.

  • Teebz | November 27, 2007 at 4:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”178104″][quote comment=”178091″]Predators would’ve looked better if they went to these or if the Rangers went with this concept for their road jerseys, definitely not the design, but having the city name represented on the front of the jersey. I’m pretty sure they had New York written on the front years ago…?[/quote]
    Yup:

    1985-86

    They only wore New York on the road. They wore “Rangers” on their white home jerseys.[/quote]

    Taking it one step further, they changed to “Rangers” on both for the 1987-88 season. In 77-78, they changed from the Rangers’ shield to the diagonal lettering on their jerseys – “New York” on the road, and “Rangers” at home, for the 1978-79 season.

  • Jason V | November 27, 2007 at 4:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”178163″][quote comment=”178160″]With all the talk of High School helmets…Check out the Michigan High School Helmet Project[/quote]
    I go to that site, and many others like it, on a regular basis. I LOVE seeing unique logo designs. I hope to one day put one together for Louisiana High Schools.[/quote]

    I really like the Romulus Summit Academy

  • Teebz | November 27, 2007 at 4:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”178164″][quote comment=”178104″][quote comment=”178091″]Predators would’ve looked better if they went to these or if the Rangers went with this concept for their road jerseys, definitely not the design, but having the city name represented on the front of the jersey. I’m pretty sure they had New York written on the front years ago…?[/quote]
    Yup:

    1985-86

    They only wore New York on the road. They wore “Rangers” on their white home jerseys.[/quote]

    Taking it one step further, they changed to “Rangers” on both for the 1987-88 season. In 77-78, they changed from the Rangers’ shield to the diagonal lettering on their jerseys – “New York” on the road, and “Rangers” at home, for the 1978-79 season.[/quote]

    Ok, last addition to my own topic. :o)

    From 1951 until 1976, the Rangers wore the diagonal “Rangers” on both jerseys until they introduced the Rangers’ shield for two years. Previous to the 1951-52 season, the Rangers only had their traditional dark blue jerseys that had the diagonal “Rangers” on it. Those were worn for every game from 1947-48 until the 1951-52 season when home and road jerseys were introduced. In 1946-47, the Rangers wore Dallas Stars-esque jerseys with their number in the middle of their chest, and “Rangers” arched over top. From 1926 until 1946-47, the Rangers wore their blue jerseys with the diagonal “Rangers” across the front.

  • Johnny O | November 27, 2007 at 4:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”178046″][quote comment=”178040″]The Cowboys will be wearing throwbacks against Green Bay on Thursday.[/quote]
    Let’s hope they include the serifs.[/quote]

    I am assuming then, the Pack will be wearing their home/green threads since the ‘Boys will be wearing white. But does anyone know if the Pack will have their Lambeau Field 50th Anniversary patch (designed by my fellow classmate at St. Norbert College)? They said at the start of the year the patch would only be worn at home, but since they will be wearing their “home” uni’s on the road, will they have green jerseys without the patch, or just have the patch on their anyways?

  • Scott W | November 27, 2007 at 4:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”178057″][quote comment=”178026″][quote comment=”178021″]people should remember sean taylor for the good and the bad…that’s what makes a person human…we’re all part sinner/part saint…let it go at that

    /btw…how does someone die correctly?[/quote]

    Bruce Willis at the end of Armageddon…that’s dying correctly[/quote]
    How about a Spoiler Alert! Some of us haven’t seen it yet…[/quote]

    AGREED!

  • Marty Met | November 27, 2007 at 4:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”178164″][quote comment=”178104″][quote comment=”178091″]Predators would’ve looked better if they went to these or if the Rangers went with this concept for their road jerseys, definitely not the design, but having the city name represented on the front of the jersey. I’m pretty sure they had New York written on the front years ago…?[/quote]
    Yup:

    1985-86

    They only wore New York on the road. They wore “Rangers” on their white home jerseys.[/quote]

    Taking it one step further, they changed to “Rangers” on both for the 1987-88 season. In 77-78, they changed from the Rangers’ shield to the diagonal lettering on their jerseys – “New York” on the road, and “Rangers” at home, for the 1978-79 season.[/quote]

    and then they changed to that awful Lady Liberty logo with the “futuristic” shield on the shoulders

  • Johnny O | November 27, 2007 at 4:11 pm |

    On ESPN Daniel Snyder (‘Skins owner) just said they will be honoring Taylor with a helmet decal and a patch. He however did not go into detail.

  • Kip Whiffle | November 27, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    Wow, that was quick Johnny O.

  • Johnny O | November 27, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    Daniel Snyder just said that the “21” (Honoring Taylor) helmet decal will be on every player in the NFL.

  • Kevin | November 27, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”178166″][quote comment=”178163″][quote comment=”178160″]With all the talk of High School helmets…Check out the Michigan High School Helmet Project[/quote]
    I go to that site, and many others like it, on a regular basis. I LOVE seeing unique logo designs. I hope to one day put one together for Louisiana High Schools.[/quote]

    I really like the Romulus Summit Academy[/quote]

    One I always thought was weird was Osceola High School in Pinellas County Florida. They have Florida Gator cloros but a FSU helmet design and the FSU war chant. Had many friends go there. My alma mater just goes with the plain blue helmet (Gibbs High).

  • John | November 27, 2007 at 4:19 pm |

    There is also the Ohio Helmet Project Do all state have one of these or what?

  • u2horn | November 27, 2007 at 4:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”178169″][quote comment=”178046″][quote comment=”178040″]The Cowboys will be wearing throwbacks against Green Bay on Thursday.[/quote]
    Let’s hope they include the serifs.[/quote]

    I am assuming then, the Pack will be wearing their home/green threads since the ‘Boys will be wearing white. [/quote]

    Those are just practice jerseys. I’m guessing the Boys will be in Blue

  • Miguel | November 27, 2007 at 4:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”178169″][quote comment=”178046″][quote comment=”178040″]The Cowboys will be wearing throwbacks against Green Bay on Thursday.[/quote]
    Let’s hope they include the serifs.[/quote]

    I am assuming then, the Pack will be wearing their home/green threads since the ‘Boys will be wearing white.[/quote]

    Green Bay will be wearing white jerseys. The Cowboys throwbacks are (mostly) blue.

  • Jason V | November 27, 2007 at 4:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”178176″]There is also the Ohio Helmet Project Do all state have one of these or what?[/quote]

    Well not all but many…

  • LI Phil | November 27, 2007 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”178174″]Daniel Snyder just said that the “21” (Honoring Taylor) helmet decal will be on every player in the NFL.[/quote]

    that’s original

    /so…what do i win?

  • Joey Guns | November 27, 2007 at 4:27 pm |

    All teams are wearing No. 21 on their helmets this Sunday.

    http://blog.washingt...

  • Fred | November 27, 2007 at 4:29 pm |

    Watching the Joe Gibbs presser…all NFL players will wear a 21 decal this Sunday, Skins will also wear a uniform patch.

  • CMP | November 27, 2007 at 4:30 pm |

    Totally off topic – and sorry if this has been covered before – but what was that zippered pocket in the front of Ben Roethlisberger’s jersey last night? I don’t get a chance to watch many Steelers games, so I don’t know if it’s his normal jersey.

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

  • todd krevanchi | November 27, 2007 at 4:32 pm |

    to expand on the taylor memorial, according to espn radio, there will be a large #21 painted on the grass in front of a stadium parking lot at fedex field.
    and as similarly reported here as well, each nfl team will participate in the helmet decal memorial this weekend.

    also,
    looks like uniwatchblog sponsor collegejersey.com has priced its taylor jerseys quite high…
    http://www.collegeje...

    http://www.collegeje...

    even the portis jerseys dont eclipse $2000.
    http://www.collegeje...

    http://www.collegeje...

  • Rob | November 27, 2007 at 4:36 pm |

    I always think it’s really interesting to pull up a set of nicknames and see all the different concepts for one single name, like the Bears or Aggies.

  • dm00n [Doug] | November 27, 2007 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”178077″]Meanwhile, I’ve already learned what the ’Skins’ memorial gesture will be. I’m not allowed to disclose it, but I can tell you it won’t include stripes[/quote]

    Part of it:

    The Redskins painted Taylor’s jersey number, “21,” in a grassy area on the road leading into Redskins Park, and his number will be painted outside the Redskins Hall of Fame store at FedExField

  • Kelly | November 27, 2007 at 4:40 pm |

    Here in Boston, Catholic Memorial High School uses an all too familiar logo in hockey

    Everett High Football, too

    They used to have 49ers sleeve stripes also, alas no photos

  • Broker75 | November 27, 2007 at 4:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”178189″]to expand on the taylor memorial, according to espn radio, there will be a large #21 painted on the grass in front of a stadium parking lot at fedex field.
    and as similarly reported here as well, each nfl team will participate in the helmet decal memorial this weekend.

    also,
    looks like uniwatchblog sponsor collegejersey.com has priced its taylor jerseys quite high…
    http://www.collegeje...

    http://www.collegeje...

    even the portis jerseys dont eclipse $2000.
    http://www.collegeje...

    http://www.collegeje...
    You can probably find Gretzky|Jordon|Brady jerseys for cheaper than those prices, heck even a Woods worn golf shirt for pete’s sake.

  • Joe | November 27, 2007 at 4:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”178103″]…and it appears they don’t spend a lot of money keeping the helmets kept up… I like the “Oregon” helmet in the background. BC colors with the Oregon “O” for Oakton. The JWR on the Rams hip are the initials of James W. Robinson,k Medal of Honor winner for whom the school is named after.

    http://frankruth.smu...

    Oakton Cougars, baby! Hell yeah.

  • John | November 27, 2007 at 4:59 pm |

    Since everyone is talking about high school football helmets the school i graduated from has a one of a kind logo designed by the art teacher and instead of white away jerseys we wear gray.

  • John | November 27, 2007 at 5:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”178201″]Since everyone is talking about high school football helmets the school i graduated from has a one of a kind logo designed by the art teacher and instead of white away jerseys we wear gray.

    try this link again

  • John | November 27, 2007 at 5:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”178203″][quote comment=”178201″]Since everyone is talking about high school football helmets the school i graduated from has a one of a kind logo designed by the art teacher and instead of white away jerseys we wear gray.

    try this link again

  • Adam | November 27, 2007 at 5:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”178170″][quote comment=”178057″][quote comment=”178026″][quote comment=”178021″]people should remember sean taylor for the good and the bad…that’s what makes a person human…we’re all part sinner/part saint…let it go at that

    /btw…how does someone die correctly?[/quote]

    Bruce Willis at the end of Armageddon…that’s dying correctly[/quote]
    How about a Spoiler Alert! Some of us haven’t seen it yet…[/quote]

    AGREED![/quote]

    A spoiler alart for a 10 year old movie? COME ON, people. The world doesn’t revolve around you.

  • u2horn | November 27, 2007 at 5:04 pm |

    I really wish the Cowboys would make THESE their permanent dark jerseys!

  • LI Phil | November 27, 2007 at 5:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”178201″]Since everyone is talking about high school football helmets the school i graduated from has a one of a kind logo designed by the art teacher and instead of white away jerseys we wear gray.

    [/quote]

    try this

    /jordon?

  • Kerry P | November 27, 2007 at 5:19 pm |

    Here’s a brief run down of some of the “unique” helmet decals I found for Louisiana HS football teams:

    ZACHARY HIGH SCHOOL
    WOSSMAN HIGH (SHREVEPORT) – FINALLY, a different “W”
    WEST JEFFERSON BUCCANEERS – In my opinion, one of the coolest helmets. You have to love the SKULL & CROSSBONES
    ST AUGUSTINE HIGH PURPLE KNIGHTS – If Paul lived in New Orleans, I’m SURE these would be his favorite *toungue firmly in cheek*
    SPRINGHILL LUMBERJACKS
    POPE JOHN PAUL II

  • Kerry P | November 27, 2007 at 5:20 pm |

    Ummm, OK, I think my post was just eaten!!!

  • Kerry P | November 27, 2007 at 5:25 pm |

    More LA HS football helmets:

    – Someone at SOUTHERN LAB SCHOOL is an Arizona State fan.
    – Also something of interest, you can see the left side of the helmet on this KENTWOOD KANGAROO player with the “K” facing the correct direction. However, in THIS PICTURE, it appears the player put the decal on upside down to try to acheive a “mirror effect” with his decals.
    – I’ve also got a few more looks at the MINI-PATRIOTS: JOHN EHRET HIGH (incidentally, this is the alma mater of Kordell Stewart. You can see one slight difference in the logo HERE. They added an “E” to the hat.
    – Someone should tell him that the LOGO IS CROOKED.

  • UW justin | November 27, 2007 at 5:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”178204″][quote comment=”178203″][quote comment=”178201″]Since everyone is talking about high school football helmets the school i graduated from has a one of a kind logo designed by the art teacher and instead of white away jerseys we wear gray.

    try this link again

    Fixed for you.

  • Kerry P | November 27, 2007 at 5:30 pm |

    More unique LA HS football helmets:

    PEARL RIVER has a nice interlocked “PR” logo.
    – This has to be one of my favorites as well, the MCDONOGH #35 RONEAGLES from inner-city New Orleans. Don’t ask me what a Roneagle is…I have no clue.
    – A classic helmet logo here for the original Louisiana football factory: JOHN CURTIS PATRIOTS
    HUNTINGTON RAIDERS in Shreveport have a different take on the “Raider” mascot. It’s nice to see something other than the logo you usually get with this nickname.
    HOLY CROSS from New Orleans as a GREAT interlocking logo as does DELASALLE.

  • LI Phil | November 27, 2007 at 5:34 pm |

    [quote]Don’t ask me what a Roneagle is…I have no clue.[/quote]

    It is:

    The roneagle, emblem of McDonogh 35 Senior High School, is the most extraordinary bird. It is fashioned in solid iron and is the mightiest, swiftest, and most resourceful or all winged creatures.

    It takes four years to develop from an eagle to an adult Roneagle. The hard-core iron diet that is fed daily by the teachers help to develop the birds’ power, resourcefulness and character.

    The Roneagle is presently seen perched in the legal, educational, medical, religious and are all other fields of community life throughout the world. It is known locally, nationally and internationally

  • Kerry P | November 27, 2007 at 5:36 pm |

    And my final post was also eaten by the spam monster.

  • Kerry P | November 27, 2007 at 5:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”178224″][quote]Don’t ask me what a Roneagle is…I have no clue.[/quote]

    It is:

    The roneagle, emblem of McDonogh 35 Senior High School, is the most extraordinary bird. It is fashioned in solid iron and is the mightiest, swiftest, and most resourceful or all winged creatures.

    It takes four years to develop from an eagle to an adult Roneagle. The hard-core iron diet that is fed daily by the teachers help to develop the birds’ power, resourcefulness and character.

    The Roneagle is presently seen perched in the legal, educational, medical, religious and are all other fields of community life throughout the world. It is known locally, nationally and internationally[/quote]
    Right, so in other words…we have no idea where they came up with the name “Roneagle”.

  • Mike D. | November 27, 2007 at 5:41 pm |

    R.I.P. Sean

  • LI Phil | November 27, 2007 at 5:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”178227″]Right, so in other words…we have no idea where they came up with the name “Roneagle”.[/quote]

    well..technically, no

    i believe it is an allegory for a student from matriculation to graduation

  • Kerry P | November 27, 2007 at 5:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”178231″][quote comment=”178227″]Right, so in other words…we have no idea where they came up with the name “Roneagle”.[/quote]

    well..technically, no

    i believe it is an allegory for a student from matriculation to graduation[/quote]
    I got that…but I’m trying to figure where they got the actual word from.

  • Randy Williams | November 27, 2007 at 5:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”178205″][quote comment=”178170″][quote comment=”178057″][quote comment=”178026″][quote comment=”178021″]people should remember sean taylor for the good and the bad…that’s what makes a person human…we’re all part sinner/part saint…let it go at that

    /btw…how does someone die correctly?[/quote]

    Bruce Willis at the end of Armageddon…that’s dying correctly[/quote]
    How about a Spoiler Alert! Some of us haven’t seen it yet…[/quote]

    AGREED![/quote]

    A spoiler alart for a 10 year old movie? COME ON, people. The world doesn’t revolve around you.[/quote]
    Looks like your sarcasm meter is set to “low”.

  • My Name is Not Earl | November 27, 2007 at 6:01 pm |

    Loyola High in Shreveport, they of the Snoopy mascot . . . back when they were an all-boys, Jesuit-run school, their mascot was actually the Snoopies. When they went co-ed (and when the Jesuits left), they officially changed the mascot to Flyers but kept the Snoopy image.

    Speaking of Jesuit schools and cartoon mascots . . . Jesuit High in New Orleans has a mascot drawn by Walt Kelly, he of Pogo fame. But that mascot doesn’t appear on the helmet.

  • My Name is Not Earl | November 27, 2007 at 6:02 pm |

    “Roneagle” is “Iron eagle” without the “i”

  • TOG | November 27, 2007 at 6:03 pm |

    The Mets officially unveiled their “Shea goodbye” patch yesterday, although it had actually been leaked months ago. I like it (and not just because it was designed by Uni Watch pal Todd Radom). …

    Besides Todd’s terrific logo for Shea Stadium, is there really anything to Salute about that ballpark. I might sound a bit pompous here but having lived in NY for 13 years and attending quite a few Mets games, there was nothing to salute to Shea, other than leaving the place…Ugly colored seats, that lameass apple, the inability to go from section to section, and the ugly subway line to the Stadium, yesh…

    Bring on CitiField and close this dump down!!!

    Maybe Glad Your Gone would be a better tagline for the mark?

  • Stefan | November 27, 2007 at 6:33 pm |

    I don’t really know why, but the death of #21 really hit me… Well…

    Looks like Skins have the same super-sweet 3D-Nosebumpers like the Giants, I did not notice that before.

    I wonder how many teams wear them.

  • Bryan S | November 27, 2007 at 6:44 pm |

    According to DCsportsfan.com via ESPN’s Outside the Lines, Clinton Portis is going to wear number 21 to honor Sean Taylor.

    Did anyone watch the show who can confirm this?

    Also, there is a rumor that Laron Landry is going to wear #51 (his number 30+ Taylor’s 21) but I find this unlikely.

  • Donny | November 27, 2007 at 6:47 pm |

    Going on a Redskins tangent, why the HELL is the old lady in this ad wearing #33? Just as bad as that Seahawk wearing #80 in the Merriman/Jackson Nike ad.

  • Johnny O | November 27, 2007 at 7:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”178261″]I don’t really know why, but the death of #21 really hit me… Well…

    Looks like Skins have the same super-sweet 3D-Nosebumpers like the Giants, I did not notice that before.

    I wonder how many teams wear them.[/quote]

    I noticed that same thing when I saw that pic on espn.com. I thought the New York Football Giants were the only team to do that…am I wrong on that?

  • Jim | November 27, 2007 at 8:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”178296″][quote comment=”178261″]I don’t really know why, but the death of #21 really hit me… Well…

    Looks like Skins have the same super-sweet 3D-Nosebumpers like the Giants, I did not notice that before.

    I wonder how many teams wear them.[/quote]

    I noticed that same thing when I saw that pic on espn.com. I thought the New York Football Giants were the only team to do that…am I wrong on that?[/quote]
    Well…judging from that pic…I guess you are haha

  • andrewwwww | November 27, 2007 at 8:21 pm |

    I was always happy with my high school’s original logo, it was as good as you can expect for a school called the Terrapins.

    http://www.geocities...

  • Brian from Short Island | November 27, 2007 at 8:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”178039″][quote comment=”178036″][quote comment=”178025″][quote comment=”178020″][quote comment=”178014″]Early Champions League notes, sans screenshots (maybe I’ll keep up with this all afternoon):

    PSV’s opening scorer Jefferson Farfan (I don’t know how to do the special characters, sorry) has his number on his gloves. I’ve spotted a couple more from both sides sporting this style, as well as some merely with the makers logo.

    A couple CSKA players are wearing Under Armour mocks with their Umbro kits. Wonder if any exec’s are paying attention.

    Heurelho Gomes, PSV’s keeper, is wearing full length black tights under his shorts/socks.

    Just as an aside, seems PSV can play just fine on turf with no complaint. Wonder why glorious England couldn’t seem to manage…[/quote]

    Next time, could you do the run down with no SPOILERS. some of us look forward to watching them after work[/quote]

    Ah, terribly sorry! I’ll keep it in check.[/quote]

    Sorry Shane, didnt mean to get ornary but I loves me some champions league[/quote]

    Ah no, I know it all too well. Made it through all of the last last weekend avoiding the Scotland/Italy score only to have it spoiled once I arrived at the bar to watch the match.

    Me: “I’ve been doing everything possible to not catch word of the score.”

    Guy sitting next to me who I didn’t know and clearly wasn’t paying attention to the conversation: “Yeah, it’s a shame they couldn’t pull it out yesterday.”[/quote]
    Avoiding spoilers at a bar is hopeless. I went to see a Spurs/Arsenal match last year, and although I had seen it live, latecomers wouldn’t have appreciated the Arsenal supporters singing “Score in a minute, we’re gonna score in a minute” (guantanamera) before the arse goals.

    Does Dinamo Stadium have turf? England v. Russia was at the Luzhinski…

  • Brian from Short Island | November 27, 2007 at 9:02 pm |

    Dinamo Stadium (Home of Dynamo Moscow and CSKA Moscow has a grass field, if russian wikipedia is to be believed)

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | November 27, 2007 at 9:09 pm |

    …because what i wrote was so bad it was deleted?
    are you freaking kidding me?

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

    [quote comment=”178160″]With all the talk of High School helmets…Check out the Michigan High School Helmet Project[/quote]

    Amusing thing is that about 40% of the helmets are variations (in color) of the the Yost Princeton/Michigan wings — it always cracks me up watching the highlights on Friday nights here in Traverse City.

  • JJD | November 27, 2007 at 9:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”177932″]On a less somber note. You heard it here first. I predict that Clinton Portis requests to wear #21 for the rest of the season.[/quote]

    I don’t think that will happen because when Peyton Manning wanted to wear black hightops and when Marshall Faulk (and some other RBs) wanted to wear 34 when Walter Payton died, the NFL said NO.

  • Broker75 | November 27, 2007 at 9:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”178325″]…because what i wrote was so bad it was deleted?
    are you freaking kidding me?[/quote]
    huh?

  • Skycat | November 27, 2007 at 9:26 pm |

    I was just wondering if anybody else noticed that there is a young man who:
    1) Plays for U.S.C.
    2) Wears number 32
    3) Goes by the name of O.J.
    Surely, this must be a coincidence.

  • Dootie Bubble | November 27, 2007 at 9:27 pm |

    Southern Lab “Kittens”? That is seriously awesome!!! And they laughed at my submission of the “Jacksonville Manatees” in the name the Jax NFL team contest suggesting it was too wimpy. Eat that Rob Sweeting!

  • Stevo | November 27, 2007 at 9:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”178335″]I was just wondering if anybody else noticed that there is a young man who:
    1) Plays for U.S.C.
    2) Wears number 32
    3) Goes by the name of O.J.
    Surely, this must be a coincidence.[/quote]

    He wears 32 because of Magic Johnson.

  • Johnny O | November 27, 2007 at 9:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”178303″][quote comment=”178296″][quote comment=”178261″]I don’t really know why, but the death of #21 really hit me… Well…

    Looks like Skins have the same super-sweet 3D-Nosebumpers like the Giants, I did not notice that before.

    I wonder how many teams wear them.[/quote]

    I noticed that same thing when I saw that pic on espn.com. I thought the New York Football Giants were the only team to do that…am I wrong on that?[/quote]
    Well…judging from that pic…I guess you are haha[/quote]

    Good call Jim… should have been more specific. Aside from the Giants, and that pic of Taylor, any other teams have the raised rubber logo? Also, is that a helmet from the throwback “FSU Seminole” uni’s?

  • Azul Army | November 27, 2007 at 9:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”177881″][quote comment=”177873″]Way off topic today and I apologize. I finally got a Wyoming quarter yesterday and as far as I can tell, it’s the only state quarter to feature a football team helmet logo.

    Wyoming state quarter

    Wyoming helmet

    BTW, I agree that striped socks honoring Sean Taylor would be the best way to go.[/quote]

    Nice catch – now that’s some uni-watching there.[/quote]

    Agreed! Thats what this blog is all about!

    On another note: Check out the Dodgers 50th anniversary patch: (Hopefully this works!)

  • Azul Army | November 27, 2007 at 9:53 pm |

    On another note: Check out the Dodgers 50th anniversary patch: (Hopefully this works!)

    OK how about this:

  • Azul Army | November 27, 2007 at 9:58 pm |
  • My Name is Not Earl | November 27, 2007 at 10:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”178336″]Southern Lab “Kittens”? That is seriously awesome!!! And they laughed at my submission of the “Jacksonville Manatees” in the name the Jax NFL team contest suggesting it was too wimpy. Eat that Rob Sweeting![/quote]

    Southern University Lab School in Baton Rouge . . . their mascot is the kittens because Southern University, also in Baton Rouge, are the Jaguars. Similarly, University Lab, on the LSU campus, are the Cubs (younger versions of the LSU Tigers)

  • LI Phil | November 27, 2007 at 10:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”178239″]Besides Todd’s terrific logo for Shea Stadium, is there really anything to Salute about that ballpark. I might sound a bit pompous here but having lived in NY for 13 years and attending quite a few Mets games, there was nothing to salute to Shea, other than leaving the place…Ugly colored seats, that lameass apple, the inability to go from section to section, and the ugly subway line to the Stadium, yesh…

    Bring on CitiField and close this dump down!!!

    Maybe Glad Your Gone would be a better tagline for the mark?[/quote]

    i’d have to echo EVERYTHING TOG said…shea has been pretty much of a dump for 20+ years…and i’ve been kicked out of enough met games (in the 80’s people) to know shea all too well…

    that being said…i DID see tom terrific, the say hey kid and joe willie play there in my youth…so…it wasn’t ALL bad…hell, the greatest band in the world played there

    it may have been state of the art in 1964 (i think it’s what…the 5th oldest stadium in the majors now???), but it’s a sheat hole now…i doubt there will be many tears shed during this last season

    bring on citifield…lets have johan get the first victory ever there

  • ScottyJ in WV | November 27, 2007 at 11:03 pm |

    I think the guy behindthis website has posted here before and he’s got a great section on high school helmets.

  • todd krevanchi | November 27, 2007 at 11:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”178332″][quote comment=”178325″]…because what i wrote was so bad it was deleted?
    are you freaking kidding me?[/quote]
    huh?[/quote]

    i had written a response to this post
    [quote comment=”178264″]According to DCsportsfan.com via ESPN’s Outside the Lines, Clinton Portis is going to wear number 21 to honor Sean Taylor.

    Did anyone watch the show who can confirm this?

    Also, there is a rumor that Laron Landry is going to wear #51 (his number 30+ Taylor’s 21) but I find this unlikely.[/quote]

    so i went onto dcsportsfan.com and did some checking. afterwards i wrote something along the lines that things were getting a bit out of hand there, because 75% of all respondents to a survey think the number 21 should be permanently retired by the redskins (its now at 83%! i mean seriously!).
    and then, just like kaiser soze…
    gone.

  • u2horn | November 27, 2007 at 11:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”178349″]Dodgers 50th Patch[/quote]
    Why did they use Padres colors for the Dodgers’ patch?

  • u2horn | November 27, 2007 at 11:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”178376″]I think the guy behindthis website has posted here before and he’s got a great section on high school helmets.[/quote]
    WOW

  • ScottyJ in WV | November 27, 2007 at 11:10 pm |

    Go to the Ohio helmets and check out (top of the page) the Tallmadge Blue Devils and (bottom of the page) the Canton-McKinley Bulldogs. 2 very cool designs!

  • Stuby | November 27, 2007 at 11:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”178378″][quote comment=”178349″]Dodgers 50th Patch[/quote]
    Why did they use Padres colors for the Dodgers’ patch?[/quote]
    Did you mean to put in some sarcasm tags there?

  • LI Phil | November 27, 2007 at 11:11 pm |

    one cannot be betrayed if one has no people

  • Patrick | November 27, 2007 at 11:31 pm |

    Ypsilanti, Michigan High School has chosen the Phoenix to replace the Braves as school mascot/nickname. Logo has not been designed yet, any Uniwatchers care to create something?

    http://www.mlive.com...

  • Ryan | November 27, 2007 at 11:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”178378″][quote comment=”178349″]Dodgers 50th Patch[/quote]
    Why did they use Padres colors for the Dodgers’ patch?[/quote]

    I think the better question is why did they use 3 different fonts to make one patch? A bit too much going on there (especially the beveling on “50”)

  • =bg= | November 28, 2007 at 12:02 am |

    [quote comment=”178177″][quote comment=”178169″][quote comment=”178046″][quote comment=”178040″]The Cowboys will be wearing throwbacks against Green Bay on Thursday.[/quote]
    Let’s hope they include the serifs.[/quote]

    I am assuming then, the Pack will be wearing their home/green threads since the ‘Boys will be wearing white. [/quote]

    Those are just practice jerseys. I’m guessing the Boys will be in Blue[/quote]

    Can’t wait to see the game. OH WAIT, IT’S ON THE NFL NETWORK. WHICH I DONT GET IN THE BAY AREA, NOT EXACTLY A SMALL MARKET.

  • Johnny O | November 28, 2007 at 12:08 am |

    [quote comment=”178401″][quote comment=”178177″][quote comment=”178169″][quote comment=”178046″][quote comment=”178040″]The Cowboys will be wearing throwbacks against Green Bay on Thursday.[/quote]
    Let’s hope they include the serifs.[/quote]

    I am assuming then, the Pack will be wearing their home/green threads since the ‘Boys will be wearing white. [/quote]

    Those are just practice jerseys. I’m guessing the Boys will be in Blue[/quote]

    Can’t wait to see the game. OH WAIT, IT’S ON THE NFL NETWORK. WHICH I DONT GET IN THE BAY AREA, NOT EXACTLY A SMALL MARKET.[/quote]

    One of the many reasons I switched from cable to DIRECT TV. Being from Wisconsin I couldn’t imagine not watching a Packer game. Especially one as big as this.

    2nd reason was to get the Big Ten Network. I wouldn’t have been able to watch four Badger football games if I had not switched. Can you believe no cable companies in Wisconsin offer that channel?
    (OK, a few cable stations do, but they are mom and pop companies in da north woods. Time Warner and Charter do not offer the Big Ten Network)

  • Swens | November 28, 2007 at 12:10 am |

    sorry if this has been mentioned already but…

    watching ESPN today and i believe the Redskins front office said Talyor will be remembered with a jersey patch and helmet sticker. i think Goodell said something about a league-wide helmet sticker but i am not sure.

    correct me if i am wrong but i am pretty sure this is what i heard.

  • odessasteps magazine | November 28, 2007 at 12:27 am |

    [quote comment=”178170″][quote comment=”178057″][quote comment=”178026″][quote comment=”178021″]people should remember sean taylor for the good and the bad…that’s what makes a person human…we’re all part sinner/part saint…let it go at that

    /btw…how does someone die correctly?[/quote]

    Bruce Willis at the end of Armageddon…that’s dying correctly[/quote]
    How about a Spoiler Alert! Some of us haven’t seen it yet…[/quote]

    AGREED![/quote]

    You should just thank them for saving you the trouble of watching a Michael Bay movie. :>

  • odessasteps magazine | November 28, 2007 at 12:29 am |

    [quote comment=”178331″][quote comment=”177932″]On a less somber note. You heard it here first. I predict that Clinton Portis requests to wear #21 for the rest of the season.[/quote]

    I don’t think that will happen because when Peyton Manning wanted to wear black hightops and when Marshall Faulk (and some other RBs) wanted to wear 34 when Walter Payton died, the NFL said NO.[/quote]

    The League did let the Baltimore QB (boller?, dilfer?) wear the black hightops.

  • Rick | November 28, 2007 at 12:40 am |

    [quote comment=”178405″]sorry if this has been mentioned already but…

    watching ESPN today and i believe the Redskins front office said Talyor will be remembered with a jersey patch and helmet sticker. i think Goodell said something about a league-wide helmet sticker but i am not sure.

    correct me if i am wrong but i am pretty sure this is what i heard.[/quote]

    Around 4:15 PM, this was all over the internet. It seems that every player in the league will wear a #21 sticker on their helmet.

  • Stuby | November 28, 2007 at 12:42 am |

    [quote comment=”178411″][quote comment=”178331″][quote comment=”177932″]On a less somber note. You heard it here first. I predict that Clinton Portis requests to wear #21 for the rest of the season.[/quote]

    I don’t think that will happen because when Peyton Manning wanted to wear black hightops and when Marshall Faulk (and some other RBs) wanted to wear 34 when Walter Payton died, the NFL said NO.[/quote]

    The League did let the Baltimore QB (boller?, dilfer?) wear the black hightops.[/quote]
    I never understood why Manning even asked the league for permission. Just wear the damn hightops and pay the fine.

  • zach | November 28, 2007 at 8:01 am |

    i live in washington and was a big sean taylor fan reading the washington post on wednesday morning the redskins spokesperson says they will were a 21 patch on thier jerseys and a helmet decal sorta like the patriots im sure portis will dust of the striped socks and were those against buffLO HOPEFULLY

  • dgc | November 28, 2007 at 8:06 am |

    [quote comment=”178411″][quote comment=”178331″][quote comment=”177932″]On a less somber note. You heard it here first. I predict that Clinton Portis requests to wear #21 for the rest of the season.[/quote]

    I don’t think that will happen because when Peyton Manning wanted to wear black hightops and when Marshall Faulk (and some other RBs) wanted to wear 34 when Walter Payton died, the NFL said NO.[/quote]

    The League did let the Baltimore QB (boller?, dilfer?) wear the black hightops.[/quote]

    Wasn’t Peyton’s problem the fact that the Colts don’t wear black shoes? The Ravens I think do, so it was allowed.

  • emd2k3 | November 28, 2007 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”178378″][quote comment=”178349″]Dodgers 50th Patch[/quote]
    Why did they use Padres colors for the Dodgers’ patch?[/quote]

    A simple solution?

    (They’ve only used the soaring ball logo since moving in ’58, so there’s no real need to ‘over-LA’ the logo with palm trees and whatnot.)

  • Rich | November 28, 2007 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”178267″]Going on a Redskins tangent, why the HELL is the old lady in this ad wearing #33? Just as bad as that Seahawk wearing #80 in the Merriman/Jackson Nike ad.[/quote]

    #33 notwithstanding, that was funny as hell!
    Although, wouldn’t the “this is MY house!” quote make more sense if you were at home? That game was at Philly…
    still, great ad!