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Again With The Yellow, Huh?

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As snow, light freezing drizzle, and that weird pellet-snow that stings your face falls upon Omaha (sorry, that’s the scene outside my window), bathing everything in a uniform coat of white, we must look west, to Portland, Oregon, for color in an otherwise monochrome day.

Since the profile of a basketball player is generally smaller than that of a football player, I’m guessing Oregon’s look against Utah Saturday afternoon wasn’t as jarring as the Civil War debacle from a few weeks back. But still … that’s some bright yellow. It’s referred to internally at Oregon as “lightning,” but I think it needs a more explosive, eye-popping name. I choose Nuclear Yellow.

But the Ducks weren’t the only ones exercising questionable use of yellow — though each was fully within its rights — on Saturday. Michigan, West Virginia, Wyoming (with some interesting layers on the lettering), and East Carolina were also willing participants. Iowa wore its black unis (and managed to lose to Iowa State, which was wearing white), though its yellow is a little closer to gold.

Actually all three of Iowa’s state schools (Iowa, Iowa State, Northern Iowa) have yellow or gold in their color schemes, and each also has a yellow alternate. And — though it wasn’t always the case — each is a Nike school. Only Iowa State is a full-fledged member of NikeWorld, though.

And now you know too much about Iowa. Sorry. — Bryan

 

167 comments to Again With The Yellow, Huh?

  • DarkAudit | December 9, 2007 at 7:37 am |

    WVU’s been wearing that all-gold combo for decades. Where ya been?

  • Leo | December 9, 2007 at 7:38 am |

    I see that Wyoming jersey and all I can think is that: “Brown (& yellow) is beautiful.”

  • Matt | December 9, 2007 at 7:41 am |

    Hooray for the state of Iowa! Hooray for yellow, the color of corn!

  • SWW | December 9, 2007 at 7:57 am |

    Ok, so… looking at that Michigan picture, and seeing video the other day of a Georgetown player leads me to this question: when did a t-shirt become a legitimate part of the uniform in a basketball game?

    Personally, it is quite possibly the stupidest look I think you could pull off on a sports field. To me, it looks like they pulled a fan attending the game in a jersey out of the stands and tossed him a pair of team shorts.

  • Stuby | December 9, 2007 at 8:35 am |

    [quote comment=”184101″]Ok, so… looking at that Michigan picture, and seeing video the other day of a Georgetown player leads me to this question: when did a t-shirt become a legitimate part of the uniform in a basketball game?

    Personally, it is quite possibly the stupidest look I think you could pull off on a sports field. To me, it looks like they pulled a fan attending the game in a jersey out of the stands and tossed him a pair of team shorts.[/quote]
    The T-shirt became popular when Patrick Ewing started wearing one at Georgetown in the early 80s.

    Odd that Oregon basketball would use the older number font and the football team would use their newer slanty Bellotti font. I guess they have no concerns about ‘unifying the brand’, like Kansas.

  • Steve | December 9, 2007 at 8:58 am |

    Ugh, I’m getting sick of this Bryan guy. First he makes fun of little kids. Then he makes fun of women’s soccer. Now the entire color yellow?!

    What next?? The entire rainbow?! Apple pie?! America?! Is there no end to this madness?

    But seriously, pretty cool analysis of the yellow-ness out there this weekend. Personally, I’m a fan. I like the solid, bright color look for some reason. Give me a royal blue or a fire engine red any day of the week.

  • Robert C | December 9, 2007 at 9:23 am |

    Dont know if anyone has posted this but at Redsfest the players were wearing NUXY patches for Joe Nuxhall

    http://cincinnati.re...

  • Stuby | December 9, 2007 at 9:34 am |

    Minna, if you’re out there today, this one’s for you.

  • MassHole | December 9, 2007 at 9:50 am |

    Not sure if any Bostonians saw it, but there was a great graphic in the Globe Sports section this morning about Bobby Orr and the #4. It went through to show who wears #4 for each team in the league. In showing each team it has the #4 in the font of the uniforms for that team. My knowledge of hockey is about as extensive as Eric Gagne’s postseason resume so I can’t attest to any (in)accuracies, but I am sure the UniWatch team would have a field day with it – for better or worse. I can’t find it online, but will keep checking periodically.

  • LI Phil | December 9, 2007 at 9:52 am |

    as long as we’re in the yellow motif, pass the mustard

    anyone think this deserves a ‘friday flashback’?

  • denverjason | December 9, 2007 at 10:02 am |

    I don’t thinks the Sonics received mention as pants number wearers.

  • jjwasz | December 9, 2007 at 10:19 am |

    [quote comment=”184095″]I see that Wyoming jersey and all I can think is that: “Brown (& yellow) is beautiful.”[/quote]

    The think these guys wear it well.

  • jjwasz | December 9, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    The should be “I” above. I need to improve my piss poor proofreading skills.

  • MLB2PDX | December 9, 2007 at 10:27 am |

    While Oregon’s football uni’s drive me crazy to no end, I have no problem at all with their basketball uni’s. Well, all of them except the black ones. 1995 called at it wants it’s black fad back…along with this joke.

    UO’s colors are green and yellow. Having one uni green and the other yellow works for me. This is also the same reason I, for example, do not mind Syracuse’s football uni’s (which a lot of people seem to hate). One mainly blue, one mainly orange. Who says there has to be a white one?

  • E Ro | December 9, 2007 at 10:29 am |

    Feh, I don’t see anything wrong with those yellow uniforms. They all seem to be well within traditional taste. (except oregon of course)

  • Mark | December 9, 2007 at 10:36 am |

    [quote comment=”184114″]Ugh, I’m getting sick of this Bryan guy. First he makes fun of little kids. Then he makes fun of women’s soccer. Now the entire color yellow?!

    What next?? The entire rainbow?! Apple pie?! America?! Is there no end to this madness?[/quote]

    I hate to say it, but I’m getting sick of Bryan, too. For me, it’s not so much the topics that he picks to make fun of–I wasn’t offended like some people after the “clown” face football kid, nor did I really feel sorry for women’s soccer fans. I just can’t stand his writing style and cliché attempts to be funny.

    Every entry, he tries way too hard to be witty. Maybe I’m biased… Paul can pull writing with a little bit of attitude because he started this whole thing, but Bryan should be exercising some restraint. It’s like he’s a cocky little rookie acting like a veteran and it’s totally rubbing me the wrong way.

    Honestly, I’d rather go back to the weekend threads in which we’re just shown a random sports picture accompanied by a short, objective description. We had to come up with our own things to discuss, but at least back then we didn’t have to read this nonsense.

  • Stuby | December 9, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    I liked the Who’s Who of Heisman washouts last night as they introduced the past winners.

    “…and from the 2000s Chris Weinke, Eric Crouch, and Jason White.”

    On another topic, the I-AA and Division II playoffs yesterday featured two teams –So. Illinois and Grand Valley St.– that have to have different art work for each side of their helmets (like the Ravens), instead of a mirror image (like the Falcons).

  • Mike Engle | December 9, 2007 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”184120″]Minna, if you’re out there today, this one’s for you.[/quote]
    That’s awful. You can’t decapitate G-d’s modern prophet. Not even if you’re Ed Hochuli.
    {/sarcasm}

  • BigMatt | December 9, 2007 at 11:11 am |

    Does Bryan have any relevant uni news or does he just complain everytime he is on? Seriously, why do we spend so much time ripping things we don’t like? What about the uni LOVE? I like Oregons colors, as well as WVU, and there is something special about Michigans yellow uniforms, even if the team wearing them isn’t special. I wouldn’t want those colors for my beloved Hoosiers, but variety is the spice of life! We would would complain if everyone looked the same too! Embrace the differences, don’t tear them down.

  • Paul Lukas | December 9, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”184149″]Does Bryan have any relevant uni news or does he just complain everytime he is on?[/quote]

    Why are you talking about Bryan as if he’s not here, reading this? If you have an issue with him, address him directly, just like you’d address me.

    Seriously, people: Bryan works hard, helps me out in behind-the-scenes ways that none of you are even aware of. Show him more respect.

  • BJ | December 9, 2007 at 11:25 am |

    Paul is not going to be happy about this game…

    Mt. Union Vs. UW-Whitewater

  • TOG | December 9, 2007 at 11:45 am |

    Nothing says SAVE 50% or BUY ONE GET ONE FREE more than the Oregon Ducks yellow.

    Okay, Nike, we get it, you like bright colors. Enuf.

  • LI Phil | December 9, 2007 at 11:59 am |

    just in time for xmas, be the first on your block to have this animated lawn figure

    apparently not available in all yellow

  • Shane | December 9, 2007 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”184124″]Not sure if any Bostonians saw it, but there was a great graphic in the Globe Sports section this morning about Bobby Orr and the #4. It went through to show who wears #4 for each team in the league. In showing each team it has the #4 in the font of the uniforms for that team. My knowledge of hockey is about as extensive as Eric Gagne’s postseason resume so I can’t attest to any (in)accuracies, but I am sure the UniWatch team would have a field day with it – for better or worse. I can’t find it online, but will keep checking periodically.[/quote]

    I should really start getting the Globe on Sundays instead of the Herald.

  • Mean Mr. Mustard | December 9, 2007 at 12:12 pm |

    Does anyone know how exactly it is that bowl games go about choosing which team is designated as the Home team, and which is the Away? Just curious because of the uni-related aspects of this.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | December 9, 2007 at 12:20 pm |

    bathing everything in a uniform coat of white, we must look west, to Portland, Oregon, for color in an otherwise monochrome day.

    Um, the University of Oregon is not in Portland…it is in Eugene…

  • Steve | December 9, 2007 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”184166″]bathing everything in a uniform coat of white, we must look west, to Portland, Oregon, for color in an otherwise monochrome day.

    Um, the University of Oregon is not in Portland…it is in Eugene…[/quote]
    Yes, but the game was played at the Rose Garden in Portland.

  • =bg= | December 9, 2007 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”184161″]just in time for xmas, be the first on your block to have this animated lawn figure

    apparently not available in all yellow[/quote]

    Now that is terrible.

  • Nathan | December 9, 2007 at 12:33 pm |

    Hey Bryan. You live in Nebraska. As such, I wouldn’t go about ragging on Iowa. Especially if you live in that terrible place named Omaha.

  • Mike Engle | December 9, 2007 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”184171″][quote comment=”184161″]just in time for xmas, be the first on your block to have this animated lawn figure

    apparently not available in all yellow[/quote]

    Now that is terrible.[/quote]
    Looks better than the pieces of crap the real football players wear.

  • John M | December 9, 2007 at 12:35 pm |

    I think the yellow is much more palatable for basketball than for football, at least when used at home. Michigan’s basketball team has long used the maize (yellow) uniform as a “big game” uniform both at home and on the road. Typically, Michigan has worn white at home and blue on the road with the maize jersey mixed in occasionally. I don’t know if that has changed under the new coach.

    I tend to think that the the yellow jersey is much better as an alternate for a white jersey (home in basketball) then for the dark jersey. White-against yellow looks washed out, but yellow-against-dark looks pretty good. The Lakers have worn yellow at home for years, of course, and to my eye don’t look like the Lakers when they wear their white home uniforms. For that reason, what I can’t quite figure out is why the Pacers, this year and in the past, insist on wearing the gold uniforms on the road. They wore them for a home game this year, but made Miami wear white. Why? Are the Lakers grandfathered in or something?

    In any event, since the early 1980s, the NCAA has required at least one football team to wear white. Apparently before then, UCLA and USC would wear their home uniforms for their matchup. While obviously Michigan-Notre Dame wouldn’t work, why not let Cal wear its gold uniforms on the road against Stanford or USC, or let Oregon wear its yellows on the road against black-clad Oregon State? Yellow would look better that way than it looks as a home uniform.

  • Mike Engle | December 9, 2007 at 12:41 pm |

    Let me say I really like the font Oregon basketball uses. The football team used to have that font, too. It just looks so much better, when you think about the round O logo.
    The current football font has too many right angles for me, and it makes the helmet look out of place. Maybe I’d like it more if UO stole the National Geographic logo. I guess you can’t put a square peg in a round hole…

  • ChrisM70 | December 9, 2007 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”184126″]I don’t thinks the Sonics received mention as pants number wearers.[/quote]

    Dig those Nugget uniforms too!

  • Patrick | December 9, 2007 at 12:53 pm |

    Interestingly enough about East Carolina, they did wear black at home last week against Clemson, who wore orange. I think ECU has four uniform sets this season (white, black, yellow, purple)

    ECU-Clemson

  • NEO | December 9, 2007 at 12:55 pm |

    I agree that for whatever reason, yellow looks better on the hardwood than on the field….maybe because its not clashing against the playing surface. Keep up the good work Brian!

  • NEO | December 9, 2007 at 12:56 pm |

    I also think that UniWatch and its readers should employ a new rule…it may sound familiar too you.
    If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all!

  • JD | December 9, 2007 at 1:03 pm |

    NEO – I agree, nobody should question anything. By the way, how did you come up with your screen name?

  • TripC | December 9, 2007 at 1:07 pm |

    Why are the refs wearing cold weather pants in a dome?

  • Miguel | December 9, 2007 at 1:07 pm |

    The refs are wearing the black pants in the Cowboys-Lions game. Is this the first time short sleeves have been combined with the black pants?

  • Glenn | December 9, 2007 at 1:08 pm |

    Too much blue pant action in Tennessee……..

  • Jeag | December 9, 2007 at 1:08 pm |

    officiating crew wearing the long black pants INDOORS in detroit today. wtf mate?

  • Natron | December 9, 2007 at 1:08 pm |

    Was there an official edict from the NFL regarding the refs wearing the pats (Cooperalls) that I missed?

    I thought last year, they were only supposed to wear them in cold weather. Today, they’re wering them in Detroit – in a DOME. In additon, I believe it’s the first time I’ve seen the blac pants with short sleeved shorts combo. They really look like Foot Locker employees now.

  • Jeag | December 9, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”184191″]officiating crew wearing the long black pants INDOORS in detroit today. wtf mate?[/quote]
    come on jeag, hit refresh, man.

  • Mike Engle | December 9, 2007 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”184182″]I agree that for whatever reason, yellow looks better on the hardwood than on the field….maybe because its not clashing against the playing surface. Keep up the good work Brian![/quote]
    So you’re saying that yellow uniforms don’t look good on green grassy fields!? Gasp! You’re dissing Mr. Lukas’ favorite color combination! Infidel! Don’t we all know that opinions are OK so long as they don’t clash with our leaders’? {/sarcasm}

  • Shane | December 9, 2007 at 1:10 pm |

    Maybe it’s cold in the dome?

  • Bryan Redemske | December 9, 2007 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”184172″]Hey Bryan. You live in Nebraska. As such, I wouldn’t go about ragging on Iowa. Especially if you live in that terrible place named Omaha.[/quote]

    I’m from Iowa. I went to Northern Iowa. Someday I’ll probably move back to Cedar Falls, because it’s one of my favorite places in the whole world. I’ll quit ragging now.

  • Trevor Kruger | December 9, 2007 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”184099″]Hooray for the state of Iowa! Hooray for yellow, the color of corn![/quote]
    All three state schools in Iowa intentionally have yellow in our color schemes. It supposed to represent the agricultural aspect of our state.

    and I don’t believe that UNI actually has gold uni’s anymore, at least I haven’t seen them as of late.

  • LI Phil | December 9, 2007 at 1:20 pm |

    pack vs. silver & black in lambeau is a thing of beauty

    refs in cooperalls is not…but hey…at least they’re outside

  • Glenn | December 9, 2007 at 1:20 pm |

    Re: Lions/Cowboys and the officials attire…..the Foot Locker employee comment really nailed it. However, why are the Lions wearing those fugly black unis??? They had the best blue in the NFL in their color scheme before they started accenting with the black and back-shadowing the numbers on the jerseys a few years ago. #1 blue goes to Buffalo, especially when they wear the throwbacks

  • LI Phil | December 9, 2007 at 1:24 pm |

    are all teams still wearing the 21 pride stickers this weekend? looks like it so far

  • Michael Doucette | December 9, 2007 at 1:28 pm |

    Bryan, personally, I love the approach you take to writing these weekend threads. A little humor and sarcasm is welcome, I feel, after we’re drilled with informative entries during the week (which I also love, so Paul, dont kick me off ;-)). So to those who dont appreciate Bryan’s technique, and attack him with posts such as “And we care about woman’s soccer because…” and “Does Bryan have any relevant uni news…”, I think you’re missing the entire point of his articles and you need to step back and think, is he really ragging on my beloved state of Iowa (I mean seriously Nathan…) or is he just taking a different approach to authoring these entries…

    I mean I may be wrong, but that’s just me…

  • LI Phil | December 9, 2007 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”184202″]are all teams still wearing the 21 pride stickers this weekend? looks like it so far[/quote]

    check that…g-men are NOT wearing it, while the iggles are…both pack & raiders wearing them…those are the only 2 games i get, so i’ll have to check for others in hilites

  • Andrew | December 9, 2007 at 1:31 pm |

    See, after being one of the people a little salty about yesterday’s post, I wanted to say, hey, this one was pretty good.
    I had no idea Iowa was so unified about their agriculture. I lived there years ago (Waterloo) but was too young/ hadn’t been clued in to all of this, so it went right over my head.
    Maybe when I make that trip to Van Meter, I’ll take better now.

  • Kevin M. | December 9, 2007 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”184207″][quote comment=”184202″]are all teams still wearing the 21 pride stickers this weekend? looks like it so far[/quote]

    check that…g-men are NOT wearing it, while the iggles are…both pack & raiders wearing them…those are the only 2 games i get, so i’ll have to check for others in hilites[/quote]

    Lions aren’t but some Cowboys are.

  • Mean Mr. Mustard | December 9, 2007 at 1:35 pm |

    It looks like no one on the Rams have the 21 sticker. Most of the Bengals players are also without it, but I have noticed it on a few random players on defense.

  • Kevin M. | December 9, 2007 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”184210″][quote comment=”184207″][quote comment=”184202″]are all teams still wearing the 21 pride stickers this weekend? looks like it so far[/quote]

    check that…g-men are NOT wearing it, while the iggles are…both pack & raiders wearing them…those are the only 2 games i get, so i’ll have to check for others in hilites[/quote]

    Lions aren’t but some Cowboys are.[/quote]

    Check that looks like all the Cowboys are wearing the 21 sticker.

  • Andrew | December 9, 2007 at 1:39 pm |

    Erm, in that post 52, inserting “care” between better and now in the last sentence would probably help it make a little more sense.
    Anyway, good post, yay corn

  • LI Phil | December 9, 2007 at 1:39 pm |

    anyone see what plax has on his nose bumper yet? i think paul tipped us off to pay attention for something

  • joe | December 9, 2007 at 1:46 pm |

    So far I noticed that the Bengals, Rams, Giants and Chargers are not wearing the 21 decal and the Eagles and Titans are

  • rustycruiser | December 9, 2007 at 1:50 pm |

    Looked like a raised 3D Riddel to me.

  • Chris | December 9, 2007 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”184217″]anyone see what plax has on his nose bumper yet? i think paul tipped us off to pay attention for something[/quote]
    I just saw it…its a rubberised “Riddell” logo in blue with a red outline.

  • Richard from MA | December 9, 2007 at 1:58 pm |

    Interesting match-up of teams with needlessly busy fonts between the Chargers and Titans…

  • joe | December 9, 2007 at 1:58 pm |

    Check that (#58) some chagers are wearing it, LT is and Rivers is not…..interesting

  • BA | December 9, 2007 at 2:01 pm |

    Anyone see the size of the cross that Kitna is wearing on a necklace outside of his pads? I would think that would be unsafe if someone fell on it the wrong way.

  • LI Phil | December 9, 2007 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”184225″]Anyone see the size of the cross that Kitna is wearing on a necklace outside of his pads? I would think that would be unsafe if someone fell on it the wrong way.[/quote]

    he’s also wearing a garlic necklace and carrying a wooden stake

  • James Craven | December 9, 2007 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”184192″]” [The Dallas-Detroit officals] really look like Foot Locker employees now.”[/quote]

    Hold all your calls please. We have a winner in the “Post of thew Day” contest!

  • Will | December 9, 2007 at 2:20 pm |

    Anyone else notice that Tony Romo’s front and back 9 are different from his shoulder 9? The ones on the front and back look like the bottom piece of the 9 comes up too high, so much so that it looks like an 8 sometimes. I noticed this during last season’s playoffs but I thought it might have been just that jersey pulling up on his pads or something. But today I noticed there are, for all intents and purposes, 2 different fonts for 9.

    Sorry, no pics but I’m sure ESPN or any other sports site will have lots. Or you could watch the game right now…

  • James Craven | December 9, 2007 at 2:21 pm |

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but since the Rams changed their colors and logo wordmark, how come some of the non-Riddell helemts still have the old wordmark?

  • Spar10 Larry | December 9, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”184191″]officiating crew wearing the long black pants INDOORS in detroit today. wtf mate?[/quote]

    The one rule I know refs follow for their uniforms is that the entire crew must wear the same attire, including long/short sleeves and obviously trousers. So if one member of the crew brought only black pants, perhaps forgetting that the Lions play indoors, the entire crew must wear the same.

  • Bill T. | December 9, 2007 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”184234″]Correct me if I’m wrong, but since the Rams changed their colors and logo wordmark, how come some of the non-Riddell helemts still have the old wordmark?[/quote]

    It appears to be. Pic. Maybe its because the old wordmark fits better than the new.

  • Stevo | December 9, 2007 at 2:34 pm |

    The use of Gold with Iowa’s sports teams extends to the former (And soon to be returning) Iowa Barnstormers of Arena Football, whose colors (Red, Black and Gold) were chosen to match with both Iowa and Iowa State.

  • NEO | December 9, 2007 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”184186″]NEO – I agree, nobody should question anything. By the way, how did you come up with your screen name?[/quote]

    When I started high school those Matrix movies came out…and Neo was basically a shortened version of my last name

  • Stevo | December 9, 2007 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”184163″]Does anyone know how exactly it is that bowl games go about choosing which team is designated as the Home team, and which is the Away? Just curious because of the uni-related aspects of this.[/quote]

    I think the Home/Away is pre-determined by conference affiliation for most of the bowls, with the conferences alternating each year. It makes it easier to set aside the team allotments, since you know well ahead of time which side of the field your conference will be sitting on. I’m not sure how they do it for the BCS Championship.

  • StevieW | December 9, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    If you look closely, you can see some nice use of striped socks in throughout this gallery of Miami Heat Dancers. (should be safe for work)
    But the best one is linked.

    http://i.cnn.net/si/...

  • NEO | December 9, 2007 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”184195″][quote comment=”184182″]I agree that for whatever reason, yellow looks better on the hardwood than on the field….maybe because its not clashing against the playing surface. Keep up the good work Brian![/quote]
    So you’re saying that yellow uniforms don’t look good on green grassy fields!? Gasp! You’re dissing Mr. Lukas’ favorite color combination! Infidel! Don’t we all know that opinions are OK so long as they don’t clash with our leaders’? {/sarcasm}[/quote]

    Well I do like the Ducks yellow football jerseys and helmets alot (esp. compared to the Beavers threads.) The helmets really pop out and i think they are great. But I guess i like the basketball ones a little better, mainly due to the numeral font.

  • Jason | December 9, 2007 at 2:44 pm |

    The Bills have NO decals on the back of their helmets. No 21 sticker, no flag, no warning label, no player numbers, nothing. It’s because they have the throwbacks on…I’ll look for a photo

  • Jason Axel | December 9, 2007 at 2:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”184194″]Maybe it’s cold in the dome?[/quote]

    Ford Field operations staff keeps the inside at 70 degrees on average, its actually usually really nice to be in there during the colder months…maybe the NFL is thinking because its becoming winter time they want to keep all ref’s unified with their foot locker look?

  • =bg= | December 9, 2007 at 2:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”184189″]The refs are wearing the black pants in the Cowboys-Lions game. Is this the first time short sleeves have been combined with the black pants?[/quote]

    Geezle, once again I don’t get the Cowboys game due to the Raiders @ Packers. We have TWO teams, both losers, but we HAVE to carry the game. Lovely.

  • LI Phil | December 9, 2007 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”184245″][quote comment=”184189″]The refs are wearing the black pants in the Cowboys-Lions game. Is this the first time short sleeves have been combined with the black pants?[/quote]

    Geezle, once again I don’t get the Cowboys game due to the Raiders @ Packers. We have TWO teams, both losers, but we HAVE to carry the game. Lovely.[/quote]

    isn’t that (boys-lions) a fox game? i can’t get it because of the g-men, but i am watching pack raiders on cbs and g-men on fox

  • Bennett | December 9, 2007 at 2:57 pm |

    Maybe someone can find the screen-grab right before the 9:22 mark in the third quarter (just before a TD to Jennings) CBS showed a man dressed in a green santa outfit

    Here’s the kicker… he had a no.21 Sean Taylor memorial patch on his coat

  • Terry Mark | December 9, 2007 at 3:07 pm |

    More on the yellow front: The Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBDL wear yellow home uniforms with white and maroon trim.

    I like the wordmark font and the uni number font, but don’t care for NOB below the number. Fort Wayne’s opponent, the Iowa Energy, also has NOB below the number, suggesting this is an NBDL-wide thing.

  • Patrick | December 9, 2007 at 3:19 pm |

    I’ve a question about NFL referee numbers. Are they assigned by seniority or is there some other method to their madness? It doesn’t appear they are assigned by position. For instance, Ed Hochuli wears 85 but Jeff Triplette wears 42. Also, some officials wear 3-digit numbers. Anyone have some insight on this?

  • Mean Mr. Mustard | December 9, 2007 at 3:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”184240″][quote comment=”184163″]Does anyone know how exactly it is that bowl games go about choosing which team is designated as the Home team, and which is the Away? Just curious because of the uni-related aspects of this.[/quote]

    I think the Home/Away is pre-determined by conference affiliation for most of the bowls, with the conferences alternating each year. It makes it easier to set aside the team allotments, since you know well ahead of time which side of the field your conference will be sitting on. I’m not sure how they do it for the BCS Championship.[/quote]

    Thanks, Stevo. That is incredibly efficient for the blockheads that run the various conferences to have a good plan like that in place. Also, IIRC, in the BCS championship game, whichever school is #1 in the BCS is designated as the Home team.

    Also, I noticed two (maybe three) Bengals wearing the 21 sticker. #26 Marvin White, #28 Dexter Jackson, and possibly #93 Rashad Jeanty. There could be more, but I’ve been chasing my 2 year old daughter around the house, and haven’t been able to keep a closer eye out.

  • Terry Mark | December 9, 2007 at 3:21 pm |

    More NBDL observations: It looks like NOB is a league-wide thing. The other thing is the NBDL appears to be using the synthetic ball that was so maligned by NBA players last season.

    The other thing I’ve noticed is that most players’ jerseys don’t have anything above the rear uni number, but Alando Tucker wears the Phoenix Suns logo, apparently because he was “sent down” by his parent club.

  • Stan | December 9, 2007 at 3:26 pm |

    My eyes are bleeding after looking in at the Rams/Bengals game…hideous!!!

    Thank God for the Packers/Raiders…looks like “old-time” football; clean, traditional unis, playing outside in the cold weather…except for that “long-hair” crap hanging out of a few players’ helmets!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Terry Mark | December 9, 2007 at 3:36 pm |

    One minor amendment to my comment in post no. 84 is that NOB under rear uni number is an NBDL-wide thing.

    There’s lots of interesting stuff to discover, so I encourage everyone to explore the NBDL sites at your leisure. My last observation is that most teams, probably because they have two or three NBA affiliates, have their own visual identity, but the Austin Toros and Los Angeles D-Fenders have looks that are closely tied to their lone parent club. It won’t you long to figure out which, if you click through.

  • Jack H. | December 9, 2007 at 3:37 pm |

    Woah. The Lions are wearing black today….and winning. Against the Cowboys…shit man, shit.

  • =bg= | December 9, 2007 at 3:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”184246″][quote comment=”184245″][quote comment=”184189″]The refs are wearing the black pants in the Cowboys-Lions game. Is this the first time short sleeves have been combined with the black pants?[/quote]

    Geezle, once again I don’t get the Cowboys game due to the Raiders @ Packers. We have TWO teams, both losers, but we HAVE to carry the game. Lovely.[/quote]

    isn’t that (boys-lions) a fox game? i can’t get it because of the g-men, but i am watching pack raiders on cbs and g-men on fox[/quote]

    Yeah, Cowboys game started at 10am PT. But since the Raiders are also playing on CBS at 10am, we don’t get the early Fox game..only one game today here on Fox, which is Niners in 20 min. Like that’s a treat.

  • LI Phil | December 9, 2007 at 3:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”184255″]My eyes are bleeding after looking in at the Rams/Bengals game…hideous!!![/quote]

    ze goggles…zhey are useless

  • kyle. | December 9, 2007 at 3:41 pm |

    watching the replay of the usc/ucla women’s soccer game yesterday, i noticed two uni-related items:
    1. one of the ucla subs (#7) in the second half entered with a long-sleeve jersey sans surname while the other players were all sproting NOB.
    2. the usc goalie was wearing adidas gloves with her nike gear. i was surprised to see that given the nike contract sc signed a few years back stating that all gear in all sports needed to be nike unless nike didn’t make competitive equipment for that sport.

  • Nathan | December 9, 2007 at 3:43 pm |

    Michael, Bryan,

    If there is a bit of ragging on Iowa going on, seems only in the spirit to take a shot at Nebraska. It is all in good fun!

  • Stevo | December 9, 2007 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”184258″]One minor amendment to my comment in post no. 84 is that NOB under rear uni number is an NBDL-wide thing.

    There’s lots of interesting stuff to discover, so I encourage everyone to explore the NBDL sites at your leisure. My last observation is that most teams, probably because they have two or three NBA affiliates, have their own visual identity, but the Austin Toros and Los Angeles D-Fenders have looks that are closely tied to their lone parent club. It won’t you long to figure out which, if you click through.[/quote]

    Of course, if you look at the logo for the Iowa Energy, you will see that it is eerily similar to that of the Phoenix Suns, even though the Energy is not affiliated with Phoenix (Their parent teams are Chicago and Miami). The popular (and probably true) story is that one of the owners, Jerry Crawford, is a huge Suns fan.

    One more Energy alert: apparently they will be wearing Miami Heat unis for their next home game this Friday night, with the gear being auctioned off afterwards. I’m assuming that at some point they will also pull out Da Gear of Da Bulls this season.

  • Stevo | December 9, 2007 at 3:52 pm |
  • NJHawkeye | December 9, 2007 at 4:02 pm |

    Interesting NOB. Players names is Darell Johnson-Koulianos. Abbreviated as J.-Koulianos. It doesn’t look right to me.

    http://www.montaguep...

  • Original Jim | December 9, 2007 at 4:08 pm |

    I don’t think it’s necessarily be seniority. I remember years ago, back when the officials used big Futura numbers on the back, there was an official with #109.

    There are at least 16 crews, each with 7 officials. 16×7=112. So the numbers have to go to at least 112. I am pretty sure there is also an extra crew set up for emergencies, although one of the referees worked during his scheduled bye week in place of a sick official. So that makes about 120 (there is a “swing” official, according to wiki).

    I think the new officials just get the numbers of retiring officials. Based on the 2006 roster, I didn’t see any official #1.

    It’s also possible that officials keep numbers if they worked Europa, or even the Arena Football League.

  • =bg= | December 9, 2007 at 4:17 pm |

    How bout dem (classic uni’s, no black jerseys for them) Cowboys. Have a nice day, Jon Kitna.

  • JMdogs | December 9, 2007 at 4:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”184251″]How long has Utah worn “Utah” on the back of its uniforms?[/quote]
    just started this year…new coach wants to take it back a little to make everything simple. stressin the team concept.

  • James Craven | December 9, 2007 at 4:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”184261″][quote comment=”184255″]“My eyes are bleeding after looking in at the Rams/Bengals game…hideous!!!”

    >ze goggles…zhey do nothing![/quote][/quote]

    Duely corrected.

  • u2horn | December 9, 2007 at 4:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”184245″][quote comment=”184189″]The refs are wearing the black pants in the Cowboys-Lions game. Is this the first time short sleeves have been combined with the black pants?[/quote]

    Geezle, once again I don’t get the Cowboys game due to the Raiders @ Packers. We have TWO teams, both losers, but we HAVE to carry the game. Lovely.[/quote]

    Time for the Sunday Ticket™

  • James Craven | December 9, 2007 at 4:26 pm |

    Officlas numbers in the NFL go from 2 to to the 120’s. There’s no 1, 13 or 113 IIRC

  • LI Phil | December 9, 2007 at 4:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”184233″]Anyone else notice that Tony Romo’s front and back 9 are different from his shoulder 9? The ones on the front and back look like the bottom piece of the 9 comes up too high, so much so that it looks like an 8 sometimes. I noticed this during last season’s playoffs but I thought it might have been just that jersey pulling up on his pads or something. But today I noticed there are, for all intents and purposes, 2 different fonts for 9.

    Sorry, no pics but I’m sure ESPN or any other sports site will have lots. Or you could watch the game right now…[/quote]

    yup

  • Jill | December 9, 2007 at 4:31 pm |

    I’m not sure which is worse, the homeless look or the gigantic ski jacket Belichek is wearing today. Either way, not cool.

  • WCP | December 9, 2007 at 4:31 pm |

    Looks like the Patriots aren’t wearing the “21” stickers on the helmets. Are they they only team?

  • Mike | December 9, 2007 at 4:34 pm |

    Am I the only one who is annoyed by this hating on Bryan? It seems so hypocritical to me that all the people are ragging on him for being mean…even though their being much bigger assholes towards him. His posts are funny and a little sarcastic, but are all you guys reading this so ridiculously sensitive? I don’t find his posts mean in the least bit, just poking fun at things occasionally, but always giving good insights into the world of sports and uniforms. People really need to lighten up, if you can’t take good writing and the occasional joke, don’t come here on weekends. Seriously.

  • LI Phil | December 9, 2007 at 4:34 pm |

    jest = no 21 pride sticker
    browns= 21 decal still on

  • James Craven | December 9, 2007 at 4:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”184277″]“I’m not sure which is worse, the homeless look or the gigantic ski jacket Belicheck is wearing today. Either way, not cool.”[/quote]

    But at least he finally listened to his mother’s advice about wearing a heavy jacket outdoors on a cold day.

  • David | December 9, 2007 at 4:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”184273″]Officlas numbers in the NFL go from 2 to to the 120’s. There’s no 1, 13 or 113 IIRC[/quote]
    There used to be a #113, Don Dorkowski. The numbers actually go all the way up to 135 (Pete Morelli). There are 119 officials, so it’s to be expected those numbers would go high. Until 1978, when the league went to seven officials, no officials had a triple-digit number. The first to go into the 100s were Dale Hamer, Dick Hantak and Al Jury when they joined the league in 1978.

  • David | December 9, 2007 at 4:46 pm |

    Actually, there are 17 crews of 7 officials in the NFL.

  • Ben63 | December 9, 2007 at 4:47 pm |

    Man City going purple again. Ugh

  • Mike Engle | December 9, 2007 at 4:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”184282″][quote comment=”184277″]“I’m not sure which is worse, the homeless look or the gigantic ski jacket Belicheck is wearing today. Either way, not cool.”[/quote]

    But at least he finally listened to his mother’s advice about wearing a heavy jacket outdoors on a cold day.[/quote]
    Any word on how Mike Tomlin is dressed? Other ESPN columnist Gregg “TMQ” Easterbrook, who just might be a closet Uni Watcher, has an “immutable” law that says that in cold weather, the head coach that dresses “less warmly” will win the game.

  • Mike Engle | December 9, 2007 at 4:49 pm |

    In other news, at least one Dallas Cowboy still has his Sean Taylor sticker on.

  • David | December 9, 2007 at 4:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”184267″]I don’t think it’s necessarily be seniority. I remember years ago, back when the officials used big Futura numbers on the back, there was an official with #109.

    There are at least 16 crews, each with 7 officials. 16×7=112. So the numbers have to go to at least 112. I am pretty sure there is also an extra crew set up for emergencies, although one of the referees worked during his scheduled bye week in place of a sick official. So that makes about 120 (there is a “swing” official, according to wiki).

    I think the new officials just get the numbers of retiring officials. Based on the 2006 roster, I didn’t see any official #1.

    It’s also possible that officials keep numbers if they worked Europa, or even the Arena Football League.[/quote]
    Offiicals will usually take any open number, and keep that number throughout their career, although some change. Ron Blum, for one, wore #83 until he became a referee, and then he switched to #7, but when he returned to line judge in 2004, he kept #7.

    Fred Silva was another. He wore #81 for most of his career, but in 1977, he took #7 when Tommy Bell retired.

    On the other hand, Jerry Markbreit wore #9 throughout his career, even the three years when officials were numbered separatley by position.

    Sid Semon is the official you’re thinking of with #109. He retired from the NFL after working Super Bowl XXXIV.

  • Mike | December 9, 2007 at 4:51 pm |

    I noticed today that Tono Romo doesn’t wear that weird butterfly thing for the laces on his jersey, that were in that “weird stuff the Cowboys do” post.

  • Tony B | December 9, 2007 at 4:51 pm |

    Did anyone else notice that Warren Sapp’s captain’s patch was practically on the top of his shoulder pads?

  • Nicole | December 9, 2007 at 5:19 pm |

    Just when you thought the Vikings unis couldn’t get worse, they’re wearing white jerseys with white pants — they look like 80s jumpsuits!

    I’ll try for a screen grab…

  • Stuby | December 9, 2007 at 5:23 pm |

    Vikings and Niners are wearing the #21 sticker. And yes, it still dwarfs the Bill Walsh sticker.

  • TD | December 9, 2007 at 5:44 pm |

    Broncos are in rare daylight all-blues today.

  • Tom | December 9, 2007 at 6:09 pm |

    Much to my surprise Marquette wore gold earlier this week and they are some doozies.

  • Kek | December 9, 2007 at 6:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”184094″]WVU’s been wearing that all-gold combo for decades. Where ya been?[/quote]
    Maybe you should re-read the post. I don’t think he said “it was the first time these teams wore yellow”.

    He was just noting that the referenced team wore yellow. There’s quite a difference.

  • Terry Mark | December 9, 2007 at 6:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”184301″]Much to my surprise Marquette wore gold earlier this week and they are some doozies.[/quote]

    When you say “doozies,” is that good or bad? Speaking for myself, I adore those uniforms. The horizontal striping looks fantastic.

  • Zac | December 9, 2007 at 6:25 pm |

    Paul, the Pacers equipment manager was shot according to a report. How does that make you feel? The profession now has some real street cred.

  • LI Phil | December 9, 2007 at 6:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”184307″]Paul, the Pacers equipment manager was shot according to a report. How does that make you feel? The profession now has some real street cred.[/quote]

    wtf kind of question is that? seriously

  • warren thompson | December 9, 2007 at 6:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”184109″][quote comment=”184101″]Ok, so… looking at that Michigan picture, and seeing video the other day of a Georgetown player leads me to this question: when did a t-shirt become a legitimate part of the uniform in a basketball game?

    Personally, it is quite possibly the stupidest look I think you could pull off on a sports field. To me, it looks like they pulled a fan attending the game in a jersey out of the stands and tossed him a pair of team shorts.[/quote]
    The T-shirt became popular when Patrick Ewing started wearing one at Georgetown in the early 80s.
    [/quote]

    Yes, a T-shirt under a jersey is odd, though some players were doing this long before Patrick Ewing (e.g., Bob Cousy at Holy Cross).

    Perhaps a remedy for this deviant behavior is to bring back the T-shirt jersey (as once worn by Evansville, LaSalle, LIU, North Carolina, LSU, Tulane, and Texas A&M).

  • Tom | December 9, 2007 at 6:42 pm |

    As a Marquette Alumnus I really want to like them. I just have an issue with Navy and Powder blue placed with yellow. It just doesn’t sit right with me. I have the same hangup about the Chargers’ current duds, which I otherwise love.

  • IA | December 9, 2007 at 6:55 pm |

    Bryan….I am from Iowa, more specifically from Dubuque. Can youu give us a breakdown on the Iowa Hawkeyes Football Jerseys sometime.

    ANF….America Needs Farmers

  • Skycat | December 9, 2007 at 7:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”184174″]I think the yellow is much more palatable for basketball than for football, at least when used at home. Michigan’s basketball team has long used the maize (yellow) uniform as a “big game” uniform both at home and on the road. Typically, Michigan has worn white at home and blue on the road with the maize jersey mixed in occasionally. I don’t know if that has changed under the new coach.

    I tend to think that the the yellow jersey is much better as an alternate for a white jersey (home in basketball) then for the dark jersey. White-against yellow looks washed out, but yellow-against-dark looks pretty good. The Lakers have worn yellow at home for years, of course, and to my eye don’t look like the Lakers when they wear their white home uniforms. For that reason, what I can’t quite figure out is why the Pacers, this year and in the past, insist on wearing the gold uniforms on the road. They wore them for a home game this year, but made Miami wear white. Why? Are the Lakers grandfathered in or something?

    In any event, since the early 1980s, the NCAA has required at least one football team to wear white. Apparently before then, UCLA and USC would wear their home uniforms for their matchup. While obviously Michigan-Notre Dame wouldn’t work, why not let Cal wear its gold uniforms on the road against Stanford or USC, or let Oregon wear its yellows on the road against black-clad Oregon State? Yellow would look better that way than it looks as a home uniform.[/quote]

    The Lakers in white is a troubling sight to me. It comes off as effete — more appropriate for the Sparks.

  • Stuby | December 9, 2007 at 7:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”184321″][quote comment=”184174″]I think the yellow is much more palatable for basketball than for football, at least when used at home. Michigan’s basketball team has long used the maize (yellow) uniform as a “big game” uniform both at home and on the road. Typically, Michigan has worn white at home and blue on the road with the maize jersey mixed in occasionally. I don’t know if that has changed under the new coach.

    I tend to think that the the yellow jersey is much better as an alternate for a white jersey (home in basketball) then for the dark jersey. White-against yellow looks washed out, but yellow-against-dark looks pretty good. The Lakers have worn yellow at home for years, of course, and to my eye don’t look like the Lakers when they wear their white home uniforms. For that reason, what I can’t quite figure out is why the Pacers, this year and in the past, insist on wearing the gold uniforms on the road. They wore them for a home game this year, but made Miami wear white. Why? Are the Lakers grandfathered in or something?

    In any event, since the early 1980s, the NCAA has required at least one football team to wear white. Apparently before then, UCLA and USC would wear their home uniforms for their matchup. While obviously Michigan-Notre Dame wouldn’t work, why not let Cal wear its gold uniforms on the road against Stanford or USC, or let Oregon wear its yellows on the road against black-clad Oregon State? Yellow would look better that way than it looks as a home uniform.[/quote]

    The Lakers in white is a troubling sight to me. It comes off as effete — more appropriate for the Sparks.[/quote]
    My problem with the Lakers in yellow is the numbers. On TV, the white numbers are way harder to decipher than the purple numbers were. Don’t know why they changed.

  • Stevo | December 9, 2007 at 7:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”184319″]Bryan….I am from Iowa, more specifically from Dubuque. Can youu give us a breakdown on the Iowa Hawkeyes Football Jerseys sometime.

    ANF….America Needs Farmers[/quote]

    Just don’t bring back the Apex unis, I still have nightmares about those things.

  • Steven | December 9, 2007 at 7:55 pm |
  • derek | December 9, 2007 at 8:16 pm |

    Paul you should really have a “post of the day” contest or whatever you would call it, i think that would be really cool, please consider it

  • Stuby | December 9, 2007 at 8:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”184340″]Paul you should really have a “post of the day” contest or whatever you would call it, i think that would be really cool, please consider it[/quote]
    It’s not a competition, its a discussion. When someone says ‘Post of the Day’, it’s more of an atta-boy (or atta-girl) for someone contributing something that was thought provoking or hilarious. Please, let’s not make this the Jim Rome show.

  • ADawg | December 9, 2007 at 8:37 pm |

    Bryan,
    Take it easy pal, seems like you’re trying too hard. I really don’t think that Adidas will be upset that a couple of ‘their’ teams, another 50/50 point, lost. It’s not as if they have any say in the matter. I also find bashing a school’s colors to be in poor taste. The point of school colors are not to ‘look good,’ but rather be part of the school’s identity based on geography or regional culture. If the colors look good so be it, if they don’t then who cares. Pro teams are a little different, but the same still basically applies. What really gets me though is when you take say purple, or yellow like today, and without really offering any reason why, bash it because ‘you don’t like it.’ If you had your way everybody would probably be waring blues, whites, and grays, and all muted as well. Who died and made you king.

  • Gnu | December 9, 2007 at 8:42 pm |

    Pheenommenal….rack me, I’m out.

  • lemonverbena | December 9, 2007 at 8:55 pm |

    Tomlinson had the Sean Taylor sticker (next to the American flag and his own 2 1, natch). most of the other Chargers didn’t.

    looked like all the Seahawks had the decal, but on the Cards I only noticed Kurt Warner still wearing it.

  • Conner | December 9, 2007 at 9:00 pm |

    ya’ll give Bryan a break…its not like he is bashing the colors at all. i swear people take stuff WAY too seriously. i never said anything when you guys started bashing him about the picture of the kid crying but his articles are not bad. just cause it isnt paul, everyone wants to jump on him and criticize his articles. show some respect and grow up…he writes well and brings out just as many interesting facts and photos as paul. give the guy a break…

  • Mike | December 9, 2007 at 9:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”184344″]Bryan,
    Take it easy pal, seems like you’re trying too hard. I really don’t think that Adidas will be upset that a couple of ‘their’ teams, another 50/50 point, lost. It’s not as if they have any say in the matter. I also find bashing a school’s colors to be in poor taste. The point of school colors are not to ‘look good,’ but rather be part of the school’s identity based on geography or regional culture. If the colors look good so be it, if they don’t then who cares. Pro teams are a little different, but the same still basically applies. What really gets me though is when you take say purple, or yellow like today, and without really offering any reason why, bash it because ‘you don’t like it.’ If you had your way everybody would probably be waring blues, whites, and grays, and all muted as well. Who died and made you king.[/quote]
    Are you serious man? People rail on colors and styles all the TIME for no reason! I mean, has Paul ever given a real reason for not liking purple? He just doesn’t like the way it looks. The people who post on this blog are just flat out ridiculous.

  • lemonverbena | December 9, 2007 at 9:04 pm |

    also during Cards/Seahawks: at one point in the 2nd half, when FOX came back from a commercial, they ran tape of almost-to-blows argument on the Seattle sideline–apparently between a Strength Coach and an Equipment Manager!

    “Man, I hate those neon-green gloves.”
    “I LOVE the neon green! I got Branch started on those.”
    “Mo#%^&^er, YOU DON’T GET IT!!!”

  • Tony Little | December 9, 2007 at 9:06 pm |

    I love the Bills throwbacks. Hopefully someone with the Bills will make that a full time reality next year.

  • Glenn | December 9, 2007 at 9:16 pm |

    I really need to start taking my camera to the Broncos games………every time there I see someone wearing throwback stuff (granted its homemade throwback), but I’m talking yellow and brown, with the vertical striped socks. I definitely have to get me a picture of that for you guys.

  • Zurk | December 9, 2007 at 9:16 pm |

    Bryan – I think you are a great change of pace! I especially enjoyed yesterdays sarcasm – errr article about the pictures of soccer! Keep it up!

  • Stuby | December 9, 2007 at 9:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”184351″]I love the Bills throwbacks. Hopefully someone with the Bills will make that a full time reality next year.[/quote]
    What would the road unis look like, though? Would they go white-out like the Colts or Would they incorporate blue pants? Neither one sounds very appealing.

  • Jason | December 9, 2007 at 9:18 pm |

    Here’s some pics of the Bills helmets minus all stickers:

    #1

    #2

    #3

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

    WHAT THE HELL kind of helmet is julian roper wearing?

  • VoodooChile | December 9, 2007 at 9:45 pm |

    vikes CB cedric girffin went unitard today, wearin long white socks to go with his matching white pants and jersey

  • rustycruiser | December 9, 2007 at 10:06 pm |

    No 21 decal for any of the Colts. None of the Ravens are wearing them either except for the three Ravens from “The U”, Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Willis McGahee.

  • Steven | December 9, 2007 at 10:07 pm |

    Roper is wearing a Schutt DNA. Its been out for several years now, the picture just happens to show it at a strange angle. A lot of college programs wear the helmet (most notably Penn St.).

  • Johnny O | December 9, 2007 at 10:11 pm |

    I don’t know if anyone posted this yet, but here is a pic of Burress with the raised rubber Riddell logo on his helmet.

  • Stevo | December 9, 2007 at 10:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”184350″]also during Cards/Seahawks: at one point in the 2nd half, when FOX came back from a commercial, they ran tape of almost-to-blows argument on the Seattle sideline–apparently between a Strength Coach and an Equipment Manager!

    “Man, I hate those neon-green gloves.”
    “I LOVE the neon green! I got Branch started on those.”
    “Mo#%^&^er, YOU DON’T GET IT!!!”[/quote]

    What are the odds one of them said something along the lines of “I’m a Man, I’m 40”

  • James Craven | December 9, 2007 at 10:35 pm |

    And the Harry High School all-black clad Ravens sucking any life out of Baltimore as the Colts Traitors are kicking their unitard laden backsides.

  • Joseph | December 9, 2007 at 10:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”184357″]WHAT THE HELL kind of helmet is julian roper wearing?[/quote]

    I think his name is Justin. Also, those yellows aren’t a change of pace for Oregon. They wear the yellows for almost every home game.

  • Stuby | December 9, 2007 at 10:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”184368″][quote comment=”184350″]also during Cards/Seahawks: at one point in the 2nd half, when FOX came back from a commercial, they ran tape of almost-to-blows argument on the Seattle sideline–apparently between a Strength Coach and an Equipment Manager!

    “Man, I hate those neon-green gloves.”
    “I LOVE the neon green! I got Branch started on those.”
    “Mo#%^&^er, YOU DON’T GET IT!!!”[/quote]

    What are the odds one of them said something along the lines of “I’m a Man, I’m 40″[/quote]
    My 40th birthday is coming up soon. I want that on my cake.

  • dm00n [Doug] | December 9, 2007 at 11:07 pm |

    At the late game in Baltimore it is outside, cold and raining. The officials are wearing long sleeves with the usual white pants, which makes the cold weather gear in Detroit even more puzzling.

    Maybe there was a laundry mix-up.

  • robert | December 9, 2007 at 11:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”184355″][quote comment=”184351″]I love the Bills throwbacks. Hopefully someone with the Bills will make that a full time reality next year.[/quote]
    What would the road unis look like, though? Would they go white-out like the Colts or Would they incorporate blue pants? Neither one sounds very appealing.[/quote]

    When they wore them in the 70s they wore blue pants and they looked great. But either would be fine with me–all white or mostly white with blue is just the best football uniform.

  • David | December 9, 2007 at 11:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”184371″][quote comment=”184368″][quote comment=”184350″]also during Cards/Seahawks: at one point in the 2nd half, when FOX came back from a commercial, they ran tape of almost-to-blows argument on the Seattle sideline–apparently between a Strength Coach and an Equipment Manager!

    “Man, I hate those neon-green gloves.”
    “I LOVE the neon green! I got Branch started on those.”
    “Mo#%^&^er, YOU DON’T GET IT!!!”[/quote]

    What are the odds one of them said something along the lines of “I’m a Man, I’m 40″[/quote]
    My 40th birthday is coming up soon. I want that on my cake.[/quote]
    LMAO. That would be hilarious

  • Steven | December 10, 2007 at 12:09 am |

    Yellow was my favorite color when I was little until I saw Power Rangers and the yellow ranger was a girl and I couldn’t like a girl color, now could I?

    I don’t see what’s so wrong with yellow as a color but whatevs.

  • Jason | December 10, 2007 at 12:13 am |

    [quote comment=”184355″][quote comment=”184351″]I love the Bills throwbacks. Hopefully someone with the Bills will make that a full time reality next year.[/quote]
    What would the road unis look like, though? Would they go white-out like the Colts or Would they incorporate blue pants? Neither one sounds very appealing.[/quote]

    They would look like this or this

    I think the white on white looks pretty good.

    I also came across this picture of OJ. I never knew he had worn a number other than 32 for the Bills…

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | December 10, 2007 at 12:37 am |

    Roscoe Parrish of the Bills was the only player I saw today that was wearing the 21 sticker on the back of their wonderfully clean throwback helmets. Sorry, no pic.

  • chance | December 10, 2007 at 12:38 am |

    [quote comment=”184233″]Anyone else notice that Tony Romo’s front and back 9 are different from his shoulder 9? The ones on the front and back look like the bottom piece of the 9 comes up too high, so much so that it looks like an 8 sometimes. I noticed this during last season’s playoffs but I thought it might have been just that jersey pulling up on his pads or something. But today I noticed there are, for all intents and purposes, 2 different fonts for 9.

    Sorry, no pics but I’m sure ESPN or any other sports site will have lots. Or you could watch the game right now…[/quote]

    The Packers have something similar with their “5”s….

    And this whole “21” patch is now officially out of hand. It’s become absurd.

  • Stuby | December 10, 2007 at 12:42 am |

    [quote comment=”184392″][quote comment=”184233″]Anyone else notice that Tony Romo’s front and back 9 are different from his shoulder 9? The ones on the front and back look like the bottom piece of the 9 comes up too high, so much so that it looks like an 8 sometimes. I noticed this during last season’s playoffs but I thought it might have been just that jersey pulling up on his pads or something. But today I noticed there are, for all intents and purposes, 2 different fonts for 9.

    Sorry, no pics but I’m sure ESPN or any other sports site will have lots. Or you could watch the game right now…[/quote]

    The Packers have something similar with their “5”s….

    And this whole “21” patch is now officially out of hand. It’s become absurd.[/quote]
    Agreed. About the 21 thing.

  • Ryan | December 10, 2007 at 2:15 am |

    [quote comment=”184357″]WHAT THE HELL kind of helmet is julian roper wearing?[/quote]

    It looks like a Riddell Revolution helmet shell with a conventional facemask attached… Looks pretty goofy to me

  • Bernie | December 10, 2007 at 2:52 am |

    The Lakers and Golden State are wearing their throwback 80’s uni’s today. I’m suspecting Paul will post about the classic color vs. color NBA game tomorrow.

  • Bernie | December 10, 2007 at 2:57 am |

    Here’s the Pic of the Laker vs. Warrior Game.

    One More

  • Glenn | December 10, 2007 at 6:50 am |

    however, still trying to figure why the hell the Broncos were wearing the blue pants at home. They usually only save that for night games…..

  • emd2k3 | December 10, 2007 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”184306″][quote comment=”184301″]Much to my surprise Marquette wore gold earlier this week and they are some doozies.[/quote]

    When you say “doozies,” is that good or bad? Speaking for myself, I adore those uniforms. The horizontal striping looks fantastic.[/quote]

    Love the stripes around the collar and sleeves. Love the colors. Hate the number font and size (it’s too small) and the strange shoulder yoke color panels. But I do really like the ‘throwbacks’

  • Frank | December 10, 2007 at 3:04 pm |

    http://www.goasu.com...

    Check out the helmets for Appalachian State’s next opponent. Look familiar?

  • Zurk | December 10, 2007 at 4:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”184753″]http://www.goasu.com/4/?fSession=693612e1b6e763fb35a49d91e4526668a22698c8

    Check out the helmets for Appalachian State’s next opponent. Look familiar?[/quote]

    Here you go….

    http://www.udel.edu/...