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3 Stripes, You’re Out

soccer

This one’s going to hurt at Adidas headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany, for a long while. Friday night in the NCAA women’s soccer Final Four, both UCLA and Notre Dame were eliminated. Both Adidas schools with identical uniform templates, both losses at the hands of agents swaddled in the Swoosh of the Beaverton, Ore.-based infidel (USC and Florida State). Dark times indeed, friends.

Also notable from these two matches in College Station, Texas, are the photos that moved on the AP wire. There are, apparently, only two types of soccer photos: The ones above, where two players converge upon the ball, and ones like this or this.

So, if I may, let me boil down the NCAA women’s soccer tournament for you: Two girls run into each other while chasing the ball (these situations may also include making funny faces and clutching at jerseys). After that, other girls celebrate by waving their arms in the air.

There, I just saved you a few hours on Sunday. You’re welcome. — Bryan

Bonus coverage: Is this guy (Mexico’s Miguel Calero) wearing a grown-up soccer onesie? And why is the chest logo taped out?

 

123 comments to 3 Stripes, You’re Out

  • joe spizz | December 8, 2007 at 7:26 am |

    whats up with some NFL teams selling alternate jerseys they never were example greenbay sells yellow ones they never were

  • Thomas | December 8, 2007 at 7:35 am |

    Hey pal…Sunday’s women’s soccer championship is going to be exciting for those of us who attended one of the competing schools!

    Go ‘Noles!!

  • Taylor | December 8, 2007 at 7:58 am |

    And we care about women’s college soccer because?

  • LI Phil | December 8, 2007 at 8:21 am |

    [quote comment=”183495″]And we care about women’s college soccer because?[/quote]

    because we pray for moments like this

  • Gnu | December 8, 2007 at 8:30 am |

    [quote comment=”183495″]And we care about women’s college soccer because?[/quote]

    Because we’re not geigh.

    (NTTATWWT)

  • josh's twin | December 8, 2007 at 8:41 am |

    Hello. My Name is:
    Miguel Calero

  • LI Phil | December 8, 2007 at 8:49 am |

    [quote comment=”183534″]Hello. My Name is:
    Miguel Calero[/quote]

    he’s not wearing the name badge here

  • Tony Miller | December 8, 2007 at 9:05 am |

    [quote comment=”183514″][quote comment=”183495″]And we care about women’s college soccer because?[/quote]

    because we pray for moments like this[/quote]
    That was the World Cup, not college.

  • LI Phil | December 8, 2007 at 9:08 am |

    [quote comment=”183560″][quote comment=”183514″][quote comment=”183495″]And we care about women’s college soccer because?[/quote]

    because we pray for moments like this[/quote]
    That was the World Cup, not college.[/quote]

    i know…i was referring to the removing of her shirt

  • Stuby | December 8, 2007 at 9:37 am |

    [quote comment=”183495″]And we care about women’s college soccer because?[/quote]
    Because this is a site dedicated to the discussion of uniform aesthetics and it looks to me like they wear uniforms in women’s college soccer. I’m sure there’s a site out there dedicated to discussing the lameness of women’s soccer.

  • elliott | December 8, 2007 at 9:38 am |

    I believe that the mexico GK has his logo taped out because it’s his own kit rather than team kit and will be a rival supplier.

    its quite common in rugby that players wear a scrum cap (hat) which doesn’t fit with the team manufacturers wishes and so he has to tape over the name (much the same as Schutt helmets not having the name on the front in the NFL).

    Did Peter Cech have to tape over his CCC scrum cap?

  • LI Phil | December 8, 2007 at 9:39 am |

    warriors went retro last night…looked great, but not as great as this throwback

  • diz | December 8, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    [quote comment=”183591″]I believe that the mexico GK has his logo taped out because it’s his own kit rather than team kit and will be a rival supplier.

    its quite common in rugby that players wear a scrum cap (hat) which doesn’t fit with the team manufacturers wishes and so he has to tape over the name (much the same as Schutt helmets not having the name on the front in the NFL).

    Did [b]Petr[/b] Cech have to tape over his CCC scrum cap?[/quote]

    No apparently; his cap wasn’t a traditional scrum cap, though. Chelsea got Canterbury to design it for him, since it’s protecting an existing injury. At least, that’s what I remember from reading about it.

    Also, Re: photos – I think AP need to start looking for stuff like this :*)

  • coleen | December 8, 2007 at 10:00 am |

    i play ncaa women’s soccer, but i’m not going to even waste my time with the bashers I honestly don’t expect most american men to appreciate soccer and I would never ask them too. anyway, I’m pretty sure if that Miguel guy plays NCAA soccer, he probably had to tape the logo on his shirt while in practice because either
    1-it is not his team’s sponsor or
    2-the logo it too big and violates the ncaa rules
    From my experience, when you reach the Final Four in NCAA and sometimes even before that there are NCAA reps there for each team making sure they are following all the NCAA rules while they are participating in the tournament. For example, my team is sponsored by adidas and when we practiced before our Final Four games we had to turn our practice shirts backwards because the adidas logo was too big.

  • Jason Axel | December 8, 2007 at 10:06 am |

    Speaking of Women’s NCAA Soccer….congrats to Central Michigan’s womens soccer team for having the nation’s highest team GPA for the 3rd year in a row.

    It should’t matter what sex or team is playing, just support your school and enjoy their athletics!

  • Shane | December 8, 2007 at 10:09 am |

    Two goodies from last night’s Celtics game (LOVE THE THROWBACKS!!!!)

    Rajon Rondo’s been wearing his headband upside down all season. It was easier to spot last night, because his headband had a shamrock instead of the NBA logo.

    Brian Scalabrine was rocking somewhat short shorts. I have a picture but I’m having trouble uploading it right now. Tommy Heinsohn was doling out the jokes about them all night long.

  • Mark in Cincy | December 8, 2007 at 10:11 am |

    It seems that the Reds have released their tribute patch to Joe Nuxhall (former broadcaster and player who passed away last month).

    This view is the best, there are more, but the link monster may eat the post.
    Simple, which I like, Nuxy in white letters on a black circle.

  • Stuby | December 8, 2007 at 10:14 am |

    [quote comment=”183624″]Two goodies from last night’s Celtics game (LOVE THE THROWBACKS!!!!)

    Rajon Rondo’s been wearing his headband upside down all season. It was easier to spot last night, because his headband had a shamrock instead of the NBA logo.

    Brian Scalabrine was rocking somewhat short shorts. I have a picture but I’m having trouble uploading it right now. Tommy Heinsohn was doling out the jokes about them all night long.[/quote]
    Heinsohn has no room to make fun of short shorts.

  • Shane | December 8, 2007 at 10:16 am |

    Here’s a pic of Scal’s shorts.

    http://assets.espn.g...

  • Shane | December 8, 2007 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”183629″]
    Heinsohn has no room to make fun of short shorts.[/quote]

    I am so glad the NBA did away with those. Eep.

  • LI Phil | December 8, 2007 at 10:19 am |

    [quote comment=”183624″]Brian Scalabrine was rocking somewhat short shorts. I have a picture but I’m having trouble uploading it right now. Tommy Heinsohn was doling out the jokes about them all night long.[/quote]

    they’re not that short

    [quote]It should’t matter what sex or team is playing, just support your school and enjoy their athletics[/quote]

    i believe we’re all athletic supporters on this board

  • Shane | December 8, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    My college doesn’t even have an athletics program. =/

  • Stuby | December 8, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”183634″][quote comment=”183629″]
    Heinsohn has no room to make fun of short shorts.[/quote]

    I am so glad the NBA did away with those. Eep.[/quote]
    I don’t think the NBA ‘did away’ with them as much as it a fashion trend. Even John Stockton’s shorts, although extremely short in comparison to the rest of the league, weren’t that short when compared to these.

  • Chris Janke | December 8, 2007 at 10:43 am |

    Top ten fictional jerseys of all time.

  • Chris Janke | December 8, 2007 at 10:44 am |
  • J | December 8, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”183590″][quote comment=”183495″]And we care about women’s college soccer because?[/quote]
    Because this is a site dedicated to the discussion of uniform aesthetics and it looks to me like they wear uniforms in women’s college soccer. I’m sure there’s a site out there dedicated to discussing the lameness of women’s soccer.[/quote]

    I was planning on saying it, but, you did it much, much better. Thanks.

  • Tractarian | December 8, 2007 at 11:04 am |

    And we care about women’s college soccer because?

    Because this is a site dedicated to the discussion of uniform aesthetics and it looks to me like they wear uniforms in women’s college soccer. I’m sure there’s a site out there dedicated to discussing the lameness of women’s soccer.

    Actually, here’s the relevant question: is there anything at all interesting, original, or noteworthy about the uniforms in this year’s women’s soccer Final Four?

    Well, two adidas teams lost to two Nike teams. Whoop-de-do. Must be a slow news day in uni-world.

  • Mike Engle | December 8, 2007 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”183658″][quote comment=”183634″][quote comment=”183629″]
    Heinsohn has no room to make fun of short shorts.[/quote]

    I am so glad the NBA did away with those. Eep.[/quote]
    I don’t think the NBA ‘did away’ with them as much as it a fashion trend. Even John Stockton’s shorts, although extremely short in comparison to the rest of the league, weren’t that short when compared to these.[/quote]
    You’d think Veal Scalabrine would get a Tommy Point for wearing throwback-size shorts with the throwback jerseys.

  • NEO | December 8, 2007 at 11:09 am |

    maybe if you knew how to spell WEAR then someone would care about this

  • E Ro | December 8, 2007 at 11:16 am |

    What was up with the Detroit Piston’s uniforms last night? Were they supposed to be throwbacks? I don’t follow the NBA as closely as i should. I really liked the simplicity of the look, except the front was a little strange, sandwiching the number between the team name.

  • LI Phil | December 8, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”183700″]What was up with the Detroit Piston’s uniforms last night? Were they supposed to be throwbacks? I don’t follow the NBA as closely as i should. I really liked the simplicity of the look, except the front was a little strange, sandwiching the number between the team name.[/quote]

    they’re from 1957-58

    it’s heritage week

  • Shane | December 8, 2007 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”183693″]
    You’d think Veal Scalabrine would get a Tommy Point for wearing throwback-size shorts with the throwback jerseys.[/quote]

    I was surprised he didn’t.

  • Bob | December 8, 2007 at 11:46 am |

    Deadspin asks: “Which is the best fictional sports jersey of all time?”

  • Andrew | December 8, 2007 at 11:47 am |

    Out of curiosity, if somebody was talking about, say, college football players, would they be referred to as “boys”?
    That aside, glad to see a little discussion of the subject and glad to some other interest.

  • Stan aka the took | December 8, 2007 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”183693″][quote comment=”183658″][quote comment=”183634″][quote comment=”183629″]
    Heinsohn has no room to make fun of short shorts.[/quote]

    I am so glad the NBA did away with those. Eep.[/quote]
    I don’t think the NBA ‘did away’ with them as much as it a fashion trend. Even John Stockton’s shorts, although extremely short in comparison to the rest of the league, weren’t that short when compared to these.[/quote]
    You’d think Veal Scalabrine would get a Tommy Point for wearing throwback-size shorts with the throwback jerseys.[/quote]

    i dont think they’re throw back sized… they just rolled up you can see closer to his jersey all the rolls so he must of just jumped or something.

  • KW | December 8, 2007 at 11:59 am |

    Is anyone else bothered by the lead story basically putting down female sports…am I reading too much into it?

  • LI Phil | December 8, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    if anyone cares, the deuce is replaying the sc/ucla match right now

  • Rick | December 8, 2007 at 12:05 pm |

    As said before, this soccer goalie probably uses a different brand of kit than the team sponsor supplies.
    Some goalkeepers will wear overalls in practice. With the way they dive and slide over the turf a shirt will easily pull out of their pants. Sand and dirt would then end up in their underwear, causing scratches.
    To my knowledge not every manufacturer makes/provides these overalls, which may explain the need to wear his own. During matches, he’ll probably wear standard team-issued gear.

  • LI Phil | December 8, 2007 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”183731″]Out of curiosity, if somebody was talking about, say, college football players, would they be referred to as “boys”?[/quote]

    only if samari rolle was playing

  • Stuby | December 8, 2007 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”183750″][quote comment=”183731″]Out of curiosity, if somebody was talking about, say, college football players, would they be referred to as “boys”?[/quote]

    only if samari rolle was playing[/quote]
    Winner winner, chicken dinner! Post of the day, right there.

  • Mike Engle | December 8, 2007 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”183754″][quote comment=”183750″][quote comment=”183731″]Out of curiosity, if somebody was talking about, say, college football players, would they be referred to as “boys”?[/quote]

    only if samari rolle was playing[/quote]
    Winner winner, chicken dinner! Post of the day, right there.[/quote]
    It’s not even noon-thirty. Don’t crown anyone’s ass already. Unless you’re Dennis Green and they are who you thought they were. Then you may crown them.

  • Stuby | December 8, 2007 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”183757″][quote comment=”183754″][quote comment=”183750″][quote comment=”183731″]Out of curiosity, if somebody was talking about, say, college football players, would they be referred to as “boys”?[/quote]

    only if samari rolle was playing[/quote]
    Winner winner, chicken dinner! Post of the day, right there.[/quote]
    It’s not even noon-thirty. Don’t crown anyone’s ass already. Unless you’re Dennis Green and they are who you thought they were. Then you may crown them.[/quote]
    Why not? you can have a ‘Play of the game’ in the first inning.

  • Mike Engle | December 8, 2007 at 12:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”183759″][quote comment=”183757″][quote comment=”183754″][quote comment=”183750″][quote comment=”183731″]Out of curiosity, if somebody was talking about, say, college football players, would they be referred to as “boys”?[/quote]

    only if samari rolle was playing[/quote]
    Winner winner, chicken dinner! Post of the day, right there.[/quote]
    It’s not even noon-thirty. Don’t crown anyone’s ass already. Unless you’re Dennis Green and they are who you thought they were. Then you may crown them.[/quote]
    Why not? you can have a ‘Play of the game’ in the first inning.[/quote]
    But is it really a “Play of the Game” if the game isn’t close to being over? I’ll agree that the Rolle quote is a PoD nominee, but there is no way the contest is closed for the day.

  • Bryan Redemske | December 8, 2007 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”183742″]Is anyone else bothered by the lead story basically putting down female sports…am I reading too much into it?[/quote]

    Oh, no — you’re reading too much into it. Any wiseassery was aimed at the AP for running only those two types of photos. Of the dozen-plus photos from those two games, there were literally only those two styles. It was amazing in its lack of variety.

    [quote comment=”183731″]Out of curiosity, if somebody was talking about, say, college football players, would they be referred to as “boys”?
    That aside, glad to see a little discussion of the subject and glad to some other interest.[/quote]

    I’d probably call them guys.

  • Dan | December 8, 2007 at 12:33 pm |

    i believe we’re all athletic supporters on this board[/quote]

    Gross

  • Mike Engle | December 8, 2007 at 12:35 pm |

    Testing something…

  • Mike Engle | December 8, 2007 at 12:36 pm |

    Never mind.

  • from mexico | December 8, 2007 at 12:40 pm |

    I think Miguel Calero taped out the uniform because Pachuca is a Puma team and that logo doesnt look like Puma.

    Also, he’s from Colombia not from Mexico.

    And he’s noteworthy in that he always wears pants and a hat when he plays.

  • Stuby | December 8, 2007 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”183769″][quote comment=”183742″]Is anyone else bothered by the lead story basically putting down female sports…am I reading too much into it?[/quote]

    Oh, no — you’re reading too much into it. Any wiseassery was aimed at the AP for running only those two types of photos. Of the dozen-plus photos from those two games, there were literally only those two styles. It was amazing in its lack of variety.

    [quote comment=”183731″]Out of curiosity, if somebody was talking about, say, college football players, would they be referred to as “boys”?
    That aside, glad to see a little discussion of the subject and glad to some other interest.[/quote]

    I’d probably call them guys.[/quote]
    Wiseassery. Nice.

  • LI Phil | December 8, 2007 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”183642″]My college doesn’t even have an athletics program. =/[/quote]

    no one cares if you go to notre dame

  • Stuby | December 8, 2007 at 12:49 pm |

    What the hell did the Arizona Wildcats do to their uniform? Lute goes away for a while and they bust out with the back/butt stripes and silver shoulder thingies.

  • Kevin M. | December 8, 2007 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”183786″]What the hell did the Arizona Wildcats do to their uniform? Lute goes away for a while and they bust out with the back/butt stripes and silver shoulder thingies.[/quote]

    Looks like the are wearing the Nike System of Dress or as Paul calls it Frocks on Jocks.

  • Shane | December 8, 2007 at 12:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”183785″][quote comment=”183642″]My college doesn’t even have an athletics program. =/[/quote]

    no one cares if you go to notre dame[/quote]

    Nah, community college. Rumor has it we had a baseball team 20 years ago, though.

  • Robb | December 8, 2007 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”183785″][quote comment=”183642″]My college doesn’t even have an athletics program. =/[/quote]

    no one cares if you go to notre dame[/quote]

    another quote of the day nominee…

  • DonD | December 8, 2007 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”183664″]Top ten fictional jerseys of all time.

    [/quote]
    They missed
    one

  • DonD | December 8, 2007 at 1:03 pm |
  • Stevo | December 8, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”183769″]
    Oh, no — you’re reading too much into it. Any wiseassery was aimed at the AP for running only those two types of photos. Of the dozen-plus photos from those two games, there were literally only those two styles. It was amazing in its lack of variety.[/quote]

    You can probably blame the photographers that are feeding the shots to the AP. Every shutterbug has their favorite style of shot to frame for a particular sport, this one just happens to be partial to both the “Grab and Tackle” action shot and the “Thrill of Victory, Agony of Defeat” reaction. My personal soccer shot would probably be trying to catch player and ball frozen at the moment of impact, but my fav overall sports angle is the Volleyball “Here Comes the Hammer” net shot, with the pre-game team huddle a close second.

  • Brendan | December 8, 2007 at 1:12 pm |

    Monta Ellis has tape on his soles.

  • Dan King | December 8, 2007 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”183692″]

    And we care about women’s college soccer because?

    Because this is a site dedicated to the discussion of uniform aesthetics and it looks to me like they wear uniforms in women’s college soccer. I’m sure there’s a site out there dedicated to discussing the lameness of women’s soccer.

    Actually, here’s the relevant question: is there anything at all interesting, original, or noteworthy about the uniforms in this year’s women’s soccer Final Four?

    Well, two adidas teams lost to two Nike teams. Whoop-de-do. Must be a slow news day in uni-world.[/quote]
    oh yeah because all summer long when we get nothing but baseball EVERY day its never a slow day. plus, its an open thread day, the main stories aren’t supposed to be that in depth. and stop blasting bryan for his threads.

  • Frank | December 8, 2007 at 1:28 pm |

    Wow. I don’t remember posts being so rude or snarky before Bryan came along. First, making fun of the high schooler with the eye black; now dissing women’s soccer? Get a life, man.

  • Eddie | December 8, 2007 at 1:36 pm |

    I agree with Frank. All of Bryan’s open thread posts have been very derogatory. There’s no need to tear someone apart in order to start a discussion. I’ve always though UniWatch was great for pointing out the oddities of uniformed sports without harshly criticizing people for their decisions. I’ve almost wanted to stop coming to the site on weekends just because Bryan’s posts have been so asshole-ish.

    Vince – quit your job and come back!

  • Stevo | December 8, 2007 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”183815″] Get a life, man.[/quote]

    Says the man spending his Saturday posting to a blog about uniforms.

  • Gregory | December 8, 2007 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”183815″]Wow. I don’t remember posts being so rude or snarky before Bryan came along. First, making fun of the high schooler with the eye black; now dissing women’s soccer? Get a life, man.[/quote]
    If you read his post earlier in the comments, youd see he was mocking the types of photos the AP runs concerning the NCAA womens soccer tourny.

    Not the tourny itself.

    Nor the women.

    THE TYPES OF PHOTOS!! As in the content of the photos!

    Read before you comment, jacknuts.

  • BurghFan | December 8, 2007 at 1:43 pm |

    Re: Fictional jerseys list and yesterday’s comments

    The roof of the Civic Mellon Arena did open until they installed a scoreboard with video capability at center ice. It was so heavy that they had to attach it in a way where they could no longer open the dome.

  • Tony B | December 8, 2007 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”183780″]I think Miguel Calero taped out the uniform because Pachuca is a Puma team and that logo doesnt look like Puma.

    Also, he’s from Colombia not from Mexico.

    And he’s noteworthy in that he always wears pants and a hat when he plays.[/quote]
    It must be in warm ups because he doesn’t have shinguards on. Also, what brand on “boots” are those? Never saw that logo on a shoe before.

    Also, best fictional shirt, hands down, Bad News Bears with Chico’s Bail Bonds sponsorship.

  • Paul Lukas | December 8, 2007 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”183815″]Wow. I don’t remember posts being so rude or snarky before Bryan came along. First, making fun of the high schooler with the eye black; now dissing women’s soccer? Get a life, man.[/quote]
    [quote comment=”183818″]I agree with Frank. All of Bryan’s open thread posts have been very derogatory. There’s no need to tear someone apart in order to start a discussion. I’ve always though UniWatch was great for pointing out the oddities of uniformed sports without harshly criticizing people for their decisions. I’ve almost wanted to stop coming to the site on weekends just because Bryan’s posts have been so asshole-ish.[/quote]

    Lighten up, people. For starters, go back and read comment #44.

    Moreover: Bryan’s got his own unique voice — get used to it. Not your bag? No problem — read something else this weekend.

    Frankly, I’m really happy to have more content that has a distinct point of view. I’m often so deluged with Ticker items that I only have time to present the material without actually commenting on it. I like that Bryan provides a point of view. If you don’t share his perspective, again, no problem — I hear there’s plenty of other material out there on the interwebs.

  • Steve Statzer | December 8, 2007 at 1:53 pm |

    Uni-News… The Cincinnati Enquirer reported in today’s paper that the Reds will wear a patch for 2008 in memory of Joe Nuxhall (youngest professional baseball player ever and Reds broadcaster extraordinairre). The round patch will be black with the word “Nuxy” in white.

  • Steve Statzer | December 8, 2007 at 1:55 pm |

    Woops… Looks like I was a few hours late on this. Thanks Mark in Cincy.

  • Garfield | December 8, 2007 at 2:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”183824″][quote comment=”183780″]I think Miguel Calero taped out the uniform because Pachuca is a Puma team and that logo doesnt look like Puma.

    Also, he’s from Colombia not from Mexico.

    And he’s noteworthy in that he always wears pants and a hat when he plays.[/quote]
    It must be in warm ups because he doesn’t have shinguards on. Also, what brand on “boots” are those? Never saw that logo on a shoe before.

    Also, best fictional shirt, hands down, Bad News Bears with Chico’s Bail Bonds sponsorship.[/quote]

    Most soccer players don’t ever weay shingaurds in practice

  • concealed78 | December 8, 2007 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”183514″][quote comment=”183495″]And we care about women’s college soccer because?[/quote]

    because we pray for moments like this[/quote]

    Muscles on ladies… still not digging it. Count me as another women’s soccer antagonist. Of course I would have done today’s blog on last night’s bad / great Bulls / Pistons throwbacks, respectively.

  • TOG | December 8, 2007 at 3:06 pm |

    What was up with the Detroit Piston’s uniforms last night? Were they supposed to be throwbacks? I don’t follow the NBA as closely as i should. I really liked the simplicity of the look, except the front was a little strange, sandwiching the number between the team name.

    Note to Commissioner Stern. Kill the throwbacks already. Boring!

  • Jimborific | December 8, 2007 at 3:10 pm |

    sounds like the ole uniwatch has blown up a lil too much and went from part time blog to full time job….

  • Robert | December 8, 2007 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”183742″]Is anyone else bothered by the lead story basically putting down female sports…am I reading too much into it?[/quote]

    Jeez, lighten up.

  • Robert | December 8, 2007 at 3:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”183815″]Wow. I don’t remember posts being so rude or snarky before Bryan came along. First, making fun of the high schooler with the eye black; now dissing women’s soccer? Get a life, man.[/quote]

    I can’t believe this debate. Read Bryan’s text a little (or a lot) more slowly and carefully this time. People, he is clearly making fun of the folks who provide only two types of photos of women’s soccer games, not the sport itself.

  • Fleeser | December 8, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    I think my post was eaten.

  • Kyle O. from VA | December 8, 2007 at 4:06 pm |

    It was mentioned yesterday that last night’s Pistons-Bulls matchup had Detroit in throwback unis and Adidas headbands. But the funniest thing was a few minutes into the game, during a stoppage of play, when the camera pans over to Rip Hamilton NOT WEARING ANY PANTS! There’s Rip, with his skinny legs sticking out the bottom of his baggy jersey! Apparently he needed to change his shorts or something, so he did it right there on the court.

  • Stuby | December 8, 2007 at 4:21 pm |

    The Colonel sporting Adidas, as seen from space.

  • TOG | December 8, 2007 at 4:26 pm |

    So, if I may, let me boil down the NCAA women’s soccer tournament for you: Two girls run into each other while chasing the ball (these situations may also include making funny faces and clutching at jerseys). After that, other girls celebrate by waving their arms in the air.

    if I may, let me boil down the World Cup for you: Two guys run into each other while chasing the ball (these situations may also include making funny faces and clutching at jerseys). After that, other guys celebrate by waving their arms in the air.

    Soccer has NO chance to ever be culturally relevant in the US.

  • Stuby | December 8, 2007 at 4:36 pm |

    From the standpoint of youth involvement, I would say soccer is already pretty relevant in the US.

  • tim | December 8, 2007 at 4:51 pm |

    It is relevant. Thousands of kids play soccer every year. There are multiple pro soccer leagues in the US.

    What it isn’t is the NFL or MLB. It is not the most popular professional sport. I hate how europeans say we dont appreciate soccer and need to be like “the rest of the world” and support pro soccer. Well the rest of the world doesn’t have the best pro sports leagues in EVERY other sport. England has what, one of the best soccer leagues in the world.

    US has the best hockey, basketball, baseball, football possibly laX. Not to mention the college athletics which draw millions of fans per year. Citizens only have so many dollars to spend on entertainment. And the US citizen already pays WAY more for sporting events then any other country in the world.

  • Chuck Ryals | December 8, 2007 at 5:22 pm |

    As to the rumor of the Browns changing their unis next year, it aint happening. I sent an e-mail to the official Browns web site and they replied, quote:”By league rules the uniforms must stay the same for five years after a change. Given the fact that we are only one year into the change, we are not able to make a change untill after the 2010 season.” The Browns made a slight change last year.

  • Randy Williams | December 8, 2007 at 5:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”183888″]As to the rumor of the Browns changing their unis next year, it aint happening. I sent an e-mail to the official Browns web site and they replied, quote:”By league rules the uniforms must stay the same for five years after a change. Given the fact that we are only one year into the change, we are not able to make a change untill after the 2010 season.”

    The Browns made a slight change last year.[/quote]
    Would you mind asking them to stick with the striped socks. Please.

  • Robb | December 8, 2007 at 6:21 pm |

    Southern Illinois is having some serious problems with their screen-printed jersey numbers on ESPN.

  • kevin c | December 8, 2007 at 6:45 pm |

    Southern Illinois looks like hell. the numbers are flaking off, i hate the font, and the unitard look is real bad.

  • JD | December 8, 2007 at 6:51 pm |

    SI.com is running a ranking (!) of the last 20 Heisman winners. I couldn’t help but notice that Rashaan Salaam is wearing a Dallas Cowboys-style jersey tie-down on his collar:
    http://i.cnn.net/si/...

  • matt | December 8, 2007 at 7:20 pm |

    Bruins goalie Alex Auld, acquired from Phoenix yesterday, has all of his Coyotes gear on tonight. Let’s just say that maroon doesn’t exactly match with black and gold.

  • LI Phil | December 8, 2007 at 7:30 pm |

    app state oughta be chompin at the bit to be playing delaware for the Div I championship, seein’ as how they feast on teams who wear the wings

    of course, armanti edwards, who rushed for 313 yards (and threw for more than 100) for app state yesterday, will be moving so fast, he won’t notice what the opponent is wearing

    /go blue hens

  • Forrest | December 8, 2007 at 8:28 pm |

    In regards to best fictional uniform: Charlestown Chiefs, hands down. Especially custom embroidered with ‘Hanson’ on the back

    RE: Weekend open thread contributions, no, not all of them have been bad or underhanded, we just remember the ones that are easily perceived as such. Bryan’s post could’ve been phrased incredibly better so that it didn’t seem so derogatory by simply adding ‘national coverage of’ right after boil down in his post. But since he even took the time to post saying that he didn’t mean to put down women’s soccer, case closed. Go grab a cheeseburger if you’re bored.

  • Kek | December 8, 2007 at 8:35 pm |

    I wonder if the Slap Shot jerseys were omitted from the fictional piece because they were so clearly based on the Johnstown Jets of that same time frame. (Johnsotwn being were most of that movie was filmed)

    As for the Civic/Mellon Arena, I was just talking to my brother about how cool it would be to open the roof one last time if they could. I could be wrong, but I thought the last time they opened it was for that Van Damme movie.

    I’m really pulling for APP ST to win it all, great end to a great season for a great program. I do think their unis are a bit high schoolish though. And the award stickers are a bit much for college. Unless you’re Ohio State, I like the award stickers a little more subdued in college.

  • ChrisM70 | December 8, 2007 at 8:35 pm |

    It’s been a couple of days since the Royals unveiled their new powder blue alternates, and I still can’t quite get behind them.

    Here is a link to how I think the uniforms SHOULD look.

    http://www.flickr.co...

  • Stuby | December 8, 2007 at 8:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”183930″]I wonder if the Slap Shot jerseys were omitted from the fictional piece because they were so clearly based on the Johnstown Jets of that same time frame. (Johnsotwn being were most of that movie was filmed)

    As for the Civic/Mellon Arena, I was just talking to my brother about how cool it would be to open the roof one last time if they could. I could be wrong, but I thought the last time they opened it was for that Van Damme movie.

    I’m really pulling for APP ST to win it all, great end to a great season for a great program. I do think their unis are a bit high schoolish though. And the award stickers are a bit much for college. Unless you’re Ohio State, I like the award stickers a little more subdued in college.[/quote]
    App State wears the same jerseys (in different colors) that Miami and Oregon State used to wear. They were the standard Nike template.

  • Joseph | December 8, 2007 at 8:49 pm |

    Utah’s basketball team has UTAH where their NOB’s should be

  • LI Phil | December 8, 2007 at 8:55 pm |

    tebow

    /that is all

  • Johnny O | December 8, 2007 at 9:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”183937″]tebow

    /that is all[/quote]
    Does he like being a Gator? Does he like Gator nation?

  • Stuby | December 8, 2007 at 9:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”183938″][quote comment=”183937″]tebow

    /that is all[/quote]
    Does he like being a Gator? Does he like Gator nation?[/quote]
    Luckily the Niners should suck really badly next year also and be able to draft him…Unless he’s going to be the next Danny Wuerffel.

  • LI Phil | December 8, 2007 at 9:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”183939″]Luckily the Niners should suck really badly next year also and be able to draft him…Unless he’s going to be the next Danny Wuerffel.[/quote]

    well…if the 49ers suck bad enough this year, they can draft run dmc

    oh wait…the belicheats own that pick

  • Stuby | December 8, 2007 at 9:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”183940″][quote comment=”183939″]Luckily the Niners should suck really badly next year also and be able to draft him…Unless he’s going to be the next Danny Wuerffel.[/quote]

    well…if the 49ers suck bad enough this year, they can draft run dmc

    oh wait…the belicheats own that pick[/quote]
    I’m sure glad the Niners got rid of Garcia and Mariucci when they did.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | December 8, 2007 at 9:46 pm |
  • the orgy at the circus | December 8, 2007 at 9:58 pm |

    Man, I never realized how convincing exclamation points can be!!!!!!

  • billy | December 8, 2007 at 10:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”183929″]In regards to best fictional uniform: Charlestown Chiefs, hands down. Especially custom embroidered with ‘Hanson’ on the back

    [/quote]

    H’mmmmmmmmmm

    There were NO names on the jersey’s in Slap Shot, so any name otb just RUINS the jersey

  • felix | December 8, 2007 at 10:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”183947″][quote comment=”183929″]In regards to best fictional uniform: Charlestown Chiefs, hands down. Especially custom embroidered with ‘Hanson’ on the back

    [/quote]

    H’mmmmmmmmmm

    There were NO names on the jersey’s in Slap Shot, so any name otb just RUINS the jersey[/quote]

    And at least one of the sleeves looks to have 18 on it, instead of the back which has 17.

  • Jet | December 8, 2007 at 11:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”183931″]It’s been a couple of days since the Royals unveiled their new powder blue alternates, and I still can’t quite get behind them.

    Here is a link to how I think the uniforms SHOULD look.

    http://www.flickr.co...

    Great work!! This is SO COMMON SENSE that it infuriates me that the idiots who designs some of these uniforms can’t see this!!!

    -Jet

  • ChrisM70 | December 8, 2007 at 11:22 pm |

    Jet,

    Thanks for the comment. The more I look at the difference between This One and This one, the more irritated it makes me.

    Is it that MLB and most sports franchises are too cheap to hire someone with a little bit of design sense?

  • Sammy | December 8, 2007 at 11:25 pm |

    Fellow posters, I think you accidentally mixed up the lead post with some of the opinions posted on the board. After the lead post, many people resorted to the old and predictable line about women’s sports/soccer being just this side of irrelevant in this country. To them, I echo Paul in saying, just go somewhere else, and don’t bother us with your obnoxious remarks.

    [quote comment=”183945″]WOW! DID PEOPLE MISS THE AWESOME BULLS JERSEYS LAST NIGHT!?!?!?

    They were considered the “Bad luck” uni’s by Mike but they sure looked dope!

    So hot!

    They should seriously go back to these! Chicago has my back on this one!

    …and get rid of the shimmering-dazzle jersey material.

    It sould apply to the REST OF THE NBA! No dazzle![/quote]

    I am not a fan of the black alts. To me, red is too dark a color to be used against black, and the colors end up getting blurred together too much. The Detroit Lions have a similar problem. I think the regular Bulls red away jerseys are much cleaner and nicer. Anyway, the real uni-story last night were the Piston’s throwbacks. I liked them a lot, especially the retro-looking city and team name above and below the front numbers. The thin lines of color also looked sharp, IMO.

  • ChrisM70 | December 8, 2007 at 11:30 pm |

    I’m not crazy about the red pinstripes on black because to me, they blend together and start looking kind of…brown.

    I do agree that the ultra-shiny fabric has go to go.

    BTW, the Pistons looked nice.

  • James Craven | December 8, 2007 at 11:34 pm |

    Is anyone salavating the DePaul-Marquette matchup in the Big East this season?

    We should dub thee “That ’70s Game.” :lol:

  • Kek | December 8, 2007 at 11:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”183950″][quote comment=”183947″][quote comment=”183929″]In regards to best fictional uniform: Charlestown Chiefs, hands down. Especially custom embroidered with ‘Hanson’ on the back

    [/quote]

    H’mmmmmmmmmm

    There were NO names on the jersey’s in Slap Shot, so any name otb just RUINS the jersey[/quote]

    And at least one of the sleeves looks to have 18 on it, instead of the back which has 17.[/quote]
    I think that was just a promotional type jersey. It has all three numbers the brothers wore in the movie which leads to the different numbers and the name is added. But you’re right, no names were used in the film.

  • James Craven | December 8, 2007 at 11:53 pm |

    January 26th for that game, that’s the good news and it’s in Milwaukee.

    The bad news it’s on ESPNU.

  • Flip | December 9, 2007 at 12:01 am |

    [quote comment=”183957″]Jet,

    Thanks for the comment. The more I look at the difference between This One and This one, the more irritated it makes me.
    Is it that MLB and most sports franchises are too cheap to hire someone with a little bit of design sense?[/quote]

    I’ve long been a fan of the powder blues and was rooting for their return. In hindsight, though, some thoughts:

    I thought the powder blue alts with white pants would be awful. They’re not good, but not as bad as I feared.

    I like the white with the royal outline better than the royal with white outline. But I like the solid blue better.

    That said, with the baggy look in vogue now, I think an all powder blue look would look just sad. A tighter fit and royal stirrups are needed to complete the look.

    If they can’t get it right, don’t. It’ll screw up the good memories I have.

  • Flip | December 9, 2007 at 12:02 am |

    [quote comment=”183963″][quote comment=”183957″]Jet,

    Thanks for the comment. The more I look at the difference between This One and This one, the more irritated it makes me.
    Is it that MLB and most sports franchises are too cheap to hire someone with a little bit of design sense?[/quote]

    I’ve long been a fan of the powder blues and was rooting for their return. In hindsight, though, some thoughts:

    I thought the powder blue alts with white pants would be awful. They’re not good, but not as bad as I feared.

    I like the white with the royal outline better than the royal with white outline. But I like the solid WHITE better.

    That said, with the baggy look in vogue now, I think an all powder blue look would look just sad. A tighter fit and royal stirrups are needed to complete the look.

    If they can’t get it right, don’t. It’ll screw up the good memories I have.[/quote]

  • todd krevanchi | December 9, 2007 at 12:14 am |

    [quote comment=”183916″]SI.com is running a ranking (!) of the last 20 Heisman winners. I couldn’t help but notice that Rashaan Salaam is wearing a Dallas Cowboys-style jersey tie-down on his collar:
    http://i.cnn.net/si/...

    anyone know the kicks woodson is wearing here in his si heisman pic?
    http://sportsillustr...

    they look a lot like a black, cleated version of the air total max 2 seen here
    http://home-and-gard...

    however, if im correct the total max 2 didnt get released until ’01.

  • Mike Engle | December 9, 2007 at 12:14 am |

    [quote comment=”183959″]I’m not crazy about the red pinstripes on black because to me, they blend together and start looking kind of…brown.

    I do agree that the ultra-shiny fabric has go to go.

    BTW, the Pistons looked nice.[/quote]
    Basketball jerseys can’t pull off the pinstriped look. It sucked with the Bulls, it sucked with the Pacers, it simply royally sucks. Looks awesome in baseball (especially the Yankees), looks nice on Wall Street, but for G-d’s sake, NOT on a tank top and shorts.

  • todd krevanchi | December 9, 2007 at 12:42 am |

    [quote comment=”183966″][quote comment=”183959″]I’m not crazy about the red pinstripes on black because to me, they blend together and start looking kind of…brown.

    I do agree that the ultra-shiny fabric has go to go.

    BTW, the Pistons looked nice.[/quote]
    Basketball jerseys can’t pull off the pinstriped look. It sucked with the Bulls, it sucked with the Pacers, it simply royally sucks. Looks awesome in baseball (especially the Yankees), looks nice on Wall Street, but for G-d’s sake, NOT on a tank top and shorts.[/quote]

    youre forgetting the charter member of the pinstiped uni club (well, thats how they spun it when it came out anyway), the charlotte hornets.
    designed by alexander julian whom we spoke about the other day.

    http://cache.viewima...

    http://hoopedia.nba....

    http://cache.viewima...

  • Stuby | December 9, 2007 at 12:54 am |

    [quote comment=”183969″][quote comment=”183966″][quote comment=”183959″]I’m not crazy about the red pinstripes on black because to me, they blend together and start looking kind of…brown.

    I do agree that the ultra-shiny fabric has go to go.

    BTW, the Pistons looked nice.[/quote]
    Basketball jerseys can’t pull off the pinstriped look. It sucked with the Bulls, it sucked with the Pacers, it simply royally sucks. Looks awesome in baseball (especially the Yankees), looks nice on Wall Street, but for G-d’s sake, NOT on a tank top and shorts.[/quote]

    youre forgetting the charter member of the pinstiped uni club (well, thats how they spun it when it came out anyway), the charlotte hornets.
    designed by alexander julian whom we spoke about the other day.

    http://cache.viewima...

    http://hoopedia.nba....

    http://cache.viewima...
    Followed shortly thereafter by the Magic.

  • Terry Mark | December 9, 2007 at 1:07 am |

    The New England Patriots evidently have a wrestling team (check out especially the fifth photo in this gallery).

    Really, you say? Actually, it’s the University of the Cumberlands, an NAIA school in Kentucky. Interestingly, maroon appears to be primary color for most of their teams, except for the wrestlers, who go with blue. Plus, there’s no maroon in the Patriot logo.

  • Terry Mark | December 9, 2007 at 1:11 am |

    There was a slight error in my first link above in comment 117. The link takes you to a gateway page, then select the wrestling gallery and check out the fifth photo. Some of the other photos show what I’m talking about, but not as well as No. 5.

    (As an aside, I always have trouble when I try to link to photo galleries showed in Flash. Anyone have any suggestions to make it easier?)

  • Frankie | December 9, 2007 at 1:59 am |

    [quote comment=”183970″][quote comment=”183969″][quote comment=”183966″][quote comment=”183959″]I’m not crazy about the red pinstripes on black because to me, they blend together and start looking kind of…brown.

    I do agree that the ultra-shiny fabric has go to go.

    BTW, the Pistons looked nice.[/quote]
    Basketball jerseys can’t pull off the pinstriped look. It sucked with the Bulls, it sucked with the Pacers, it simply royally sucks. Looks awesome in baseball (especially the Yankees), looks nice on Wall Street, but for G-d’s sake, NOT on a tank top and shorts.[/quote]

    youre forgetting the charter member of the pinstiped uni club (well, thats how they spun it when it came out anyway), the charlotte hornets.
    designed by alexander julian whom we spoke about the other day.

    http://cache.viewima...

    http://hoopedia.nba....

    http://cache.viewima...
    Followed shortly thereafter by the Magic.[/quote]

    No picture because I’m lazy, and it’s so late that nobody will read it anyway, but you can’t forget about the Rockets.

  • Sage Confucius | December 9, 2007 at 6:16 am |

    [quote comment=”183590″][quote comment=”183495″]And we care about women’s college soccer because?[/quote]
    Because this is a site dedicated to the discussion of uniform aesthetics and it looks to me like they wear uniforms in women’s college soccer. I’m sure there’s a site out there dedicated to discussing the lameness of women’s soccer.[/quote]

    We’ll discuss the lameness of the men’s game when they start winning World Cups.

  • todd krevanchi | December 9, 2007 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”184071″][quote comment=”183590″][quote comment=”183495″]And we care about women’s college soccer because?[/quote]
    Because this is a site dedicated to the discussion of uniform aesthetics and it looks to me like they wear uniforms in women’s college soccer. I’m sure there’s a site out there dedicated to discussing the lameness of women’s soccer.[/quote]

    We’ll discuss the lameness of the men’s game when they start winning World Cups.[/quote]

    thats funny because a mens soccer team does win the mens world cup… every time…

  • Reed | December 9, 2007 at 3:35 pm |

    This may have been said already, but he is the goalie from Panchua. It is not a onesie, but just goalie warm ups. the logo looks like the kelme logo, which is which it must be taped out (playing for a puma team). sorry i have no links, but going to

    http://www.prodirect... will show it.

  • Scott | December 10, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    Does anyone know where you can get a new Depaul basketball uniform? They look so cool, yet I can’t seem to find them anywhere.