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Monday Morning Uni Watch

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I don’t know if it was the lighting at Ford Field, the Lions’ awful black alternate jerseys, or the contrast between Detroit’s true silver pants and Dallas’s blue-tinted silver, but the Cowboys’ pants looked absolutely putrid yesterday. Seriously, did you watch that game, or see the highlights? Every time I caught a glimpse of that game on the TV screen, the Cowboys looked like this. Bizarre.

But not quite as bizarre as the sight of the officials wearing their cold-weather slacks for an indoor game. I’ve gotta believe this was a case of one official misplacing his regular pants and the whole crew therefore having to go with the Foot Locker look, but I’ll put in a call to the NFL today to get the scoop.

In other NFL news from yesterday:

• Some teams were still wearing the Sean Taylor memorial decal, others weren’t. There were even variations within individual teams: Most of the Chargers didn’t wear the decal, but a few of them did, including LaDainian Tomlinson and Antonio Cromartie. Oh, and this guy was still memorializing Taylor too.

• One team that didn’t wear the memorial decal — or any other rear-helmet adornment — was the Bills. They were wearing their gorgeous throwbacks, which always feature completely blank rear helmets — no flag, no league logo, no nothing (a phenomenon I first identified early last season). I’m told WR Roscoe Parrish wore the Sean Taylor decal, however. Couldn’t find a photo of that, but I did find a shot of his Taylor-ized eye black.

• It’s hard to see, but the “Riddell” logo on Plaxico Burress’s helmet was raised, just like the the “ny” on the team’s non-Riddell helmets.

• More lower-leg shenanigans from Al Harris.

• And in our weekly Flag Watch feature, Dallas Clark’s flag decal was still missing. No photo yet.

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Friendly Reminder: I’ll be presenting a historical survey of the Brooklyn Dodgers’ uniforms tonight at Automotive High School’s gorgeous auditorium (which is located here), as part of the City Reliquary‘s annual fund-raising gala. I can honestly say that I think anyone reading this would learn a few things from the presentation — I learned quite a bit myself while researching it. For $30, you get to see me, author extraordinaire Lawrence Weschler, live performances from Los Bomberos de Brooklyn and a live drum corps, and excerpts from a documentary film about a very specific Brooklyn subculture (I’ll let that part be a surprise), plus you’ll be supporting an extremely worthy cause that’s very dear to me. I hope some of you NYCers will show up. The event starts at 7 p.m., and I’m told that my segment will begin a little after 8 p.m.

Uni Watch News Ticker: The AHL’s All-Star Game jerseys will look like this (with thanks to Eric Hawkins). … Last Monday I mentioned that Braylon Edwards was playing bare-legged at the beginning of the Browns/Cards game, but I didn’t have a photo. Now, thanks to Jeffrey Nye, I do. … Interesting note from Andrew MacNamee, who writes: “When I first saw the Phillies’ new alternates, I knew they reminded me of something, but I couldn’t put my finger on it until a couple days ago. I remembered that they appeared on a couple baseball cards I had — namely, Mariano Duncan’s and Bob Ayrault’s 1993 Topps cards. Notable differences between these and the new alternates: The ‘P’ on the cap is in the Whiz Kids-era font, as opposed to the current ‘P’ on the new caps; the stars on the chest insignia are red, not blue; and no Cool Base jersey. According to a team source I e-mailed, this was a one-time uniform used for a throwback promotion against the Reds in 1992.” … “Mark Dodge, a linebacker for Texas A&M, wore his mother’s family name for his NOB during the A&M/Texas game,” writes Dustin Qualls. “He had to get special permission from the NCAA to do this. He was honoring his grandmother and aunt, who had both recently passed away. So his nameplate had ‘Thomas’ on it instead of ‘Dodge.’ I can’t find a picture, but here’s a story about it.” … Tons of great old stadium photos here (with thanks to Dave Soline). … Mike Lindsey notes that Bears punter Brad Maynard was wearing his chinstrap under his jaw on Thursday night. … The Reds will memorialize Joe Nuxhall with a sleeve patch next season. … Great find by Brian Castile, who writes: “Back in 1977, when Iowa State and the University of Iowa played football for the first time in 43 years, ISU wore ‘BEAT IOWA’ on the front of their jerseys, as you can see in this video clip. Unfortunately they lost the game. Later in the year, ISU played North Carolina State in the Peach Bowl and they altered the letters on the jerseys to read ‘PEACH BOWL.’ Again, they lost the game.” … The single-A Yakima Bears have unveiled a new identity system. I’m particularly fond of this. Full slideshow here (with thanks to Travis McGuire). … Further ursine-themed minor league action in Fresno, where the Grizzlies have released an updated design scheme. Details here. … We’ve all seen late-career photos of Yaz wearing an enlarged earhole, but I’d never seen the hole hollowed out to the extent seen here and here until Nicholas Bean sent me those two photos the other day. … Some seriously busy youth league unis being worn by the Staten Island Hurricanes — five kids, five different sock styles, plus check out the facemaks stripes on No. 6. And that’s not counting their other pants design (as found by Jeff Cooperman). … Lots of NBA throwback action over the weekend, as seen here, here, here, and here. … Speaking of which, good breakdown of the distinctions between the Lakers’ past and current uniforms here (with thanks to Ty Nowell). … Aaron Bolerjack reports that Man U will wear special non-sponsored uniforms on February 10th, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Munich air crash disaster. … By now most of you know that the libero on a volleyball team wears a different-colored jersey. But Jeremy Brahm notes that the liberos in Italy also have different sponsors. The most extreme example is the Pallavolo Modena team, whose libero is sponsored by Marvel Comics (additional pics here). … Jeremy also sent along this article about Sadaharu Oh, in which the Japanese slugger opines, “They (Japanese players) like to wear their pants too long like American players, where you can’t even see their shoes. I don’t like that. Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but the old Cincinnati Reds uniforms would be nice.” … Jonas Feit notes that the official in this shot is wearing only one glove, which I guess means he’s a fan of either Michael Jackson or Jay Gibbons. … Jared Blank notes that Fred Jones of the Knicks recently had an NOB glitch. … Reprinted from Saturday’s comments: Monta Ellis appears to have tape on the soles of his sneakers. … Alex Auld made his Bruins debut Saturday night but was still wearing his Coyotes gear. … Good treatment of the situation regarding visors in the NHL here (with thanks to Karl Anderson). … Missouri is hinting that they may wear solid gold in the Cotton Bowl (as reported by Drew Wagner). … According to this listing of unusual MLB conract clauses, Dice-K is contractually guaranteed to wear No. 18 — which, as some of you may know, is considered a prestige number of pitchers in Japan (nice find by Scott Weicksel). … Anyone else think it was a bit odd that Floyd Mayweather‘s operative color on Saturday night was gray?

 

184 comments to Monday Morning Uni Watch

  • Shane | December 10, 2007 at 8:20 am |

    Nice touch for United, but it’d be better if they were wearing the throwbacks they wore all of last year. The striping on the back of this year’s shirt irks me.

  • Tim | December 10, 2007 at 8:27 am |

    The Phillies used to do a ‘Turn back the clock day’ every fathers day where the team would wear old uniforms and then give away that era cap to Men 15 and older.

  • steve | December 10, 2007 at 8:29 am |

    My guess about the Cowboys pants looking different is the lighting at the Detroit stadium. The whole game had a different feel to it.

    Seahawk number 97, Patrick Kerney, had a malfunction with the 7 on his back late in the game. Too late with the screen grab to get a picture. It was seen on a sideline shot in the 4th quarter.

  • Chris | December 10, 2007 at 8:30 am |

    Mayweather wears fur in the ring and you think the oddest thing is that he wore gray?

  • Mike Engle | December 10, 2007 at 8:31 am |

    Uh, Mr. Lukas? His name is Roscoe PARRISH, not Harris. #11 for the Buffalo Bills.

  • JayRaider | December 10, 2007 at 8:34 am |

    Did anyone see Jason Whitten’s chrome-soled cleats in the Cowboys/Lions game yesterday?

  • Paul Lukas | December 10, 2007 at 8:35 am |

    [quote comment=”184541″]Uh, Mr. Lukas? His name is Roscoe PARRISH, not Harris. #11 for the Buffalo Bills.[/quote]

    Sorry, trying to do too many things this morning. Now fixed.

  • LI Phil | December 10, 2007 at 8:40 am |

    it’s not Sanduhara Oh, it’s Sadaharu

  • Kyle O. | December 10, 2007 at 8:43 am |

    • It’s hard to see, but the “Riddell” logo on Plaxico Burress’s helmet was raised, just the the “ny” on the team’s non-Riddell helmets.
    should be, “just like”

    Sorry to nitpick

  • Ed | December 10, 2007 at 8:47 am |

    Hey all – sorry if this is a repeat (couldn’t find anything using the search feature) but… anyone know what’s going on with this?

    http://www.uhrainbow...

    Specifically the part about “Due to NCAA rules and regulations, we will not be able to produce custom jerseys featuring any player’s name whether or not you have the same last name as the player.”

    Also, anyone have any idea why the Hawaii store pulled the Colt Brennan jersey? Now they only sell #1 and #7 without any name on back as pre-made replicas.

    Again, sorry if this is a dupe

    ed

  • Flip | December 10, 2007 at 8:51 am |

    Posted this late Saturday after all the comments regarding the Royals’ powder blue alts:

    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 lettering better.

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

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

    There, I feel better.

  • Ilana Hardesty | December 10, 2007 at 9:02 am |

    Anyone know what the “91” decal on the Patriots helmets was for?

  • Doug | December 10, 2007 at 9:03 am |

    [quote comment=”184531″]Nice touch for United, but it’d be better if they were wearing the throwbacks they wore all of last year. The striping on the back of this year’s shirt irks me.[/quote]

    I believe that stripe denotes the fact that they are the reigning league champions, and will appear on ongoing champion’s shirts.

  • LI Phil | December 10, 2007 at 9:05 am |

    [quote comment=”184562″]Anyone know what the “91” decal on the Patriots helmets was for?[/quote]

    the dark ’91’ sticker on the back of the patriot helmets is a tribute to deceased teammate Marquise Hill. Hill died earlier this year while jet-skiing without a life-jacket.

    according to the boston globe, Hill was 24 and was well-respected both on the field and off…he spent considerable time helping with the rebuilding process in post-katrina new orleans.

  • Pat | December 10, 2007 at 9:06 am |

    [quote comment=”184562″]Anyone know what the “91” decal on the Patriots helmets was for?[/quote]

    Marquise Hill.

  • Gabe | December 10, 2007 at 9:08 am |

    Does anyone any find it amusing that Shaq seems to be running away from the rebound in this shot?

  • Jason Gomez | December 10, 2007 at 9:10 am |

    I am with Paul on the Bills uniforms, but I think they should make a move to wear them full time. I found that when the Bills switched to those god-awful new uniforms they have that it was a bit over stimulating. I also liked the uniforms they wore during thier dominance in the 90s. But I am a HUGE Chiefs fan, and what I want from the Chiefs is a permanant Lamar Hunt patch or lettering like the Bears and Browns have. Mr. Hunt played a HUGE role in the NFL, not just for KC but for the whole league. One more gripe…I really do not like the red pants, I like the classy all-white look with the white pants, which happened to be Mr. Hunts favorite.

  • Jason Gomez | December 10, 2007 at 9:15 am |

    [quote comment=”184555″]Posted this late Saturday after all the comments regarding the Royals’ powder blue alts:

    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 lettering better.

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

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

    There, I feel better.[/quote]

    I too was somewhat dissapointed in the powder blue unis, for as long as I can remember those uniforms were awesome, but there is something about them that just isnt right, maybe its the whole throwback thing getting out of hand. I wouldnt have minded them wearing the blue all the time, but like stated earlier worn the right way or not at all. When I played ball I was never to fond of stirrups, but I liked the longer pants, just not the ones that go over the heel, like to the ankle or just above, I love to see color. Go Royals.

  • TBDRO | December 10, 2007 at 9:17 am |

    If the Bills can get away with not having the warning decal on the back of the helmet why can’t the rest of the league? Throwback only exception? Why can’t the manufacturers put the warning decal on the inside of the helmet?

  • Rich | December 10, 2007 at 9:18 am |

    Man, why all the hate on Detroit’s alts? Yeah, black is overused, but the black, blue, silver looks pretty sharp. Better than say, Baltimore’s all black unitard look.
    And add me to the “Bills-should-keep-their-throwback-look-full-time” crowd. (and blank rear helmets!)

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

    [quote comment=”184553″]Hey all – sorry if this is a repeat (couldn’t find anything using the search feature) but… anyone know what’s going on with this?

    http://www.uhrainbow...

    Specifically the part about “Due to NCAA rules and regulations, we will not be able to produce custom jerseys featuring any player’s name whether or not you have the same last name as the player.”

    Also, anyone have any idea why the Hawaii store pulled the Colt Brennan jersey? Now they only sell #1 and #7 without any name on back as pre-made replicas.

    Again, sorry if this is a dupe

    ed[/quote]

    I thought this was a standard NCAA marketing rule. Like how they always have to use “graduated” players on the NCAA videogames.

    My guess is that people were trying to get around this by saying their name is George Brennan and 15 (or whatever his number is) just happens to be their favorite number as well.

  • Shane | December 10, 2007 at 9:23 am |

    Shows what I get for not reading the article. United are wearing a specially designed shirt for the game. Maybe something akin to this?

  • mg12 | December 10, 2007 at 9:24 am |

    I noticed that Willis McGahee’s jersey did not have the Ravens wordmark on the front for the second weekend in a row.

  • The Hemogoblin | December 10, 2007 at 9:24 am |

    Where’s Turk Wendell in those contract clauses? He always made his contracts come out one cent short of where they should have been.

  • Justin | December 10, 2007 at 9:28 am |

    Any one see the Arabic writing on Derek Mason’s shoe last night?

  • subway | December 10, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    [quote comment=”184567″]Does anyone any find it amusing that Shaq seems to be running away from the rebound in this shot?[/quote]
    Could it be he didn’t want to see himself missing another free throw?

  • ross | December 10, 2007 at 9:35 am |

    [quote comment=”184540″]Mayweather wears fur in the ring and you think the oddest thing is that he wore gray?[/quote]

    Could it be that Mayweather, who is originally from Michigan, chose to wear OSU colors?

  • Marty Met | December 10, 2007 at 9:37 am |

    I dsagree about the bills “gorgeous” throwbacks. yeas they are better than the usual POC. but the throwbacks have to many different stripe patterns.

  • nybatt | December 10, 2007 at 9:40 am |

    couple things from the NFL yesterday… late in the giant/eagle game the “ny” on the right side of rueben droughn’s helmet was ripped off with only the underline of the “y” remaining. I’ve got it tivo’d, but no grabs.

    secondly, and more importantly, I COULD SWEAR the line judge in the ram/bengal game had black stirrups on yesterday. photographic evidence to confirm or refute would be appreciated!!

  • Matt | December 10, 2007 at 9:40 am |

    Probably has been talked about before but…

    Has the NFL said anything about why teams can choose to wear Sean Taylor’s memorial for multiple weeks while the Pat Tillman memorial was a one week thing and done?

    Seems odd that the NFL threatened to fine Plummer if he kept the Tillman memorial on and now its like “eh…whatever you guys want to do”

  • Paul Lukas | December 10, 2007 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”184591″]Probably has been talked about before but…

    Has the NFL said anything about why teams can choose to wear Sean Taylor’s memorial for multiple weeks while the Pat Tillman memorial was a one week thing and done?

    Seems odd that the NFL threatened to fine Plummer if he kept the Tillman memorial on and now its like “eh…whatever you guys want to do”[/quote]

    Basically, this time around they said, “Anyone who wants to keep wearing it is permitted to do so.” I think they learned from the Tillman situation.

  • Stuby | December 10, 2007 at 9:52 am |

    [quote comment=”184587″]I dsagree about the bills “gorgeous” throwbacks. yeas they are better than the usual POC. but the throwbacks have to many different stripe patterns.[/quote]
    And their usual uniforms don’t?

  • Matt | December 10, 2007 at 9:53 am |

    [quote comment=”184594″][quote comment=”184591″]Probably has been talked about before but…

    Has the NFL said anything about why teams can choose to wear Sean Taylor’s memorial for multiple weeks while the Pat Tillman memorial was a one week thing and done?

    Seems odd that the NFL threatened to fine Plummer if he kept the Tillman memorial on and now its like “eh…whatever you guys want to do”[/quote]

    Basically, this time around they said, “Anyone who wants to keep wearing it is permitted to do so.” I think they learned from the Tillman situation.[/quote]

    Thanks for the info. Also, I agree on the Lions black alts. Longtime Lion fan here who will personally start the “ditch the black” campaign in the motor city.

  • Stuby | December 10, 2007 at 9:54 am |

    [quote comment=”184594″][quote comment=”184591″]Probably has been talked about before but…

    Has the NFL said anything about why teams can choose to wear Sean Taylor’s memorial for multiple weeks while the Pat Tillman memorial was a one week thing and done?

    Seems odd that the NFL threatened to fine Plummer if he kept the Tillman memorial on and now its like “eh…whatever you guys want to do”[/quote]

    Basically, this time around they said, “Anyone who wants to keep wearing it is permitted to do so.” I think they learned from the Tillman situation.[/quote]
    Well that’s not very ‘uniform’.

  • Teebz | December 10, 2007 at 9:57 am |

    Re: Auld in Coyote gear.

    Since Alex had been playing in San Antonio (AHL) before the trade, he never had time to get new equipment since both Tim Thomas and Manny Fernandez were hurt at the time of the trade. He was supposed to be the backup, but that didn’t happen with Thomas getting hurt. He didn’t even get to practice with the Bruins before they kind of threw him to the wolves in Toronto.

    Good on him for winning the game, though. Expect new equipment after the Christmas break.

  • Ed | December 10, 2007 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment=”184574″]I thought this was a standard NCAA marketing rule. Like how they always have to use “graduated” players on the NCAA videogames.

    My guess is that people were trying to get around this by saying their name is George Brennan and 15 (or whatever his number is) just happens to be their favorite number as well.[/quote]

    OK, that’s fine. But Hawaii *was* selling a Colt Brennan jersey until a few weeks ago. I guess they were in violation.

    ed

  • u2horn | December 10, 2007 at 10:12 am |

    Looks like the Bills added a bit of red to their sock stripes versus last year’s throwbacks

  • Kevin | December 10, 2007 at 10:14 am |

    There were two interesting finds during Saturday’s Div. II semi. First, the Northwest Missouri kicker had a unique revo face mask that I haven’t seen before that was missing a vertical bar connecting the the top two bars of the mask. Also, I don’t remember if it was a NWMSU player or a GVSU player, but their helmet was sans a nose bumper. I haven’t seen that in a while, and it stood out.

  • Ryan | December 10, 2007 at 10:14 am |

    Also, Willis McGahee’s socks were down so low during the SNF game last night vs. the Colts that even Madden and Michaels mentioned he’d be getting fined.

  • u2horn | December 10, 2007 at 10:14 am |

    oops, bad link

    here’s this year’s from Paul’s entry

    http://us.i1.yimg.co...

  • u2horn | December 10, 2007 at 10:15 am |

    dangit–I meant to include a non-red sock strip pic of the Bills from LAST year:

    http://assets.buffal...

    Do I win worst posts of the day?

  • Trevor Kruger | December 10, 2007 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”184568″]I am a HUGE Chiefs fan, and what I want from the Chiefs is a permanant Lamar Hunt patch or lettering like the Bears and Browns have. Mr. Hunt played a HUGE role in the NFL, not just for KC but for the whole league. One more gripe…I really do not like the red pants, I like the classy all-white look with the white pants, which happened to be Mr. Hunts favorite.[/quote]
    My thoughts exactly on keeping the patch permanent.

    However, I can’t stand the all-white uniform. Its monochrome, and monochrome is stupid no matter what the color is. The red pants are beautiful.

  • paul p | December 10, 2007 at 10:20 am |

    Is it me or does this:
    http://farm3.static....
    remind you of this:
    http://bp1.blogger.c...
    Not identical, but definitely similar in concept

  • Nathan | December 10, 2007 at 10:25 am |

    I was at the Bills game yesterday, and i must say, those Throwbacks look absolutely amazing in person. Yes the stripe patterns are a bit busy with the sleeve and sock patterns being similar but different. I will have to say the striped socks are pretty classy though.

    Personally, I would like the NFL to allow throwbacks to be used at more than just two games a year. It would be nice if they did like the MLB and allowed them to be used as alternates. Then we could see a lot more Throwback games with both teams sporting the Old schools.( or they could do like a personal fantasy of mine and have the whole NFL change back to the Teams Best looking throwback for the whole season… ah, how great that’d be)

  • College Kid | December 10, 2007 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”184553″]Hey all – sorry if this is a repeat (couldn’t find anything using the search feature) but… anyone know what’s going on with this?

    http://www.uhrainbow...

    Specifically the part about “Due to NCAA rules and regulations, we will not be able to produce custom jerseys featuring any player’s name whether or not you have the same last name as the player.”

    Also, anyone have any idea why the Hawaii store pulled the Colt Brennan jersey? Now they only sell #1 and #7 without any name on back as pre-made replicas.

    Again, sorry if this is a dupe

    ed[/quote]

    It’s an NCAA Violation to profit from a player’s name. It violates the amateurism status.

    This is a shaky example, but it’s similar to the NCAA Compliance rule stating that a student-athlete can be employed part-time, but the employer cannot say “Hey, Colt Brennan works for us, come shop here!” Profiting from an amateur athlete’s name is a direct violation.

    We just had an equipment sale at my school (old jerseys, sweats, shoes, helmets, etc), and we couldn’t sell any old jersey with nameplates due to this very rule. The players whose names were on the jerseys no longer play here, but we still couldn’t sell them.

    If you see someone at a game with a college jersey w/ a name on the back of a player, they did it themselves.

  • JoeS | December 10, 2007 at 10:34 am |

    Did anyone notice the defensive player for the vikings yesterday wearing white socks with his white pants? He looked ridiculous. I’m still looking for a photo. The 49ers coach Mike Nolan looked pretty sharp in his suit though.

  • Stuby | December 10, 2007 at 10:36 am |

    [quote comment=”184621″]Did anyone notice the defensive player for the vikings yesterday wearing white socks with his white pants? He looked ridiculous. I’m still looking for a photo. The 49ers coach Mike Nolan looked pretty sharp in his suit though.[/quote]
    I believe it was Antoine Winfield. He also had his black cleats spatted up with white tape.

  • Fez Whatley | December 10, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    That 1992 Phillies season they wore a bunch of “throwbacks” not just the 47-49 gems. There was that famous game in SF when they had the gray and black “PHILS” jerseys and the Giants were clad in red, white and blue.

    Mitchell and Ness is in Philly, so the Phils were always wearing the old threads.

    They had a poster give away in 92 with the “uniforms through the years” that went from start to 1992 which was the first year in their still current duds.

    I’ll find a link to that poster.

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

    [quote comment=”184572″]Man, why all the hate on Detroit’s alts? Yeah, black is overused, but the black, blue, silver looks pretty sharp. Better than say, Baltimore’s all black unitard look.
    And add me to the “Bills-should-keep-their-throwback-look-full-time” crowd. (and blank rear helmets!)[/quote]

    I don’t mind the Detroit alts. I think they look prety good. Although, they do look a lot like Carolina.

  • Rick | December 10, 2007 at 10:42 am |

    I think the tape on the bottom of Monta Ellis’s shoes is probably the sticker that comes with most new sneakers that lists the size in the various different countries. He probably just didn’t take it off yet.

  • Rick | December 10, 2007 at 10:43 am |

    Is it me, or did I read about the BEAT IOWA jersey thing on here a year ago? I feel like it was in the ticker way back when…….

  • JK | December 10, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    Willis McGahee wears an orange undershirt in tribute to Miami. Reed and Lewis do this as well link

    I didn’t know neon Orange was in the Ravens’ color scheme.

  • JB | December 10, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    As with the Staten Island Hurricanes…check out the socks on #82…They look more like 1 inch wristbands stakced on top of each other

  • Jay | December 10, 2007 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”184618″]

    It’s an NCAA Violation to profit from a player’s name. It violates the amateurism status.

    This is a shaky example, but it’s similar to the NCAA Compliance rule stating that a student-athlete can be employed part-time, but the employer cannot say “Hey, Colt Brennan works for us, come shop here!” Profiting from an amateur athlete’s name is a direct violation.

    We just had an equipment sale at my school (old jerseys, sweats, shoes, helmets, etc), and we couldn’t sell any old jersey with nameplates due to this very rule. The players whose names were on the jerseys no longer play here, but we still couldn’t sell them.

    If you see someone at a game with a college jersey w/ a name on the back of a player, they did it themselves.[/quote]

    Schools can sell jerseys of graduated players provided the player gets a cut. You’ll see it with the nike throwbacks for OSU, like Herbie and Chris Carter and Michigan’s Desmond Howard.

    Russell used to do this with their schools- Nebraska (Rogers Craig) and Auburn (Bo Jackson).

  • JoeS | December 10, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”184623″][quote comment=”184621″]Did anyone notice the defensive player for the vikings yesterday wearing white socks with his white pants? He looked ridiculous. I’m still looking for a photo. The 49ers coach Mike Nolan looked pretty sharp in his suit though.[/quote]
    I believe it was Antoine Winfield. He also had his black cleats spatted up with white tape.[/quote]
    If Winfield was sporting the white socks, then there were at least two, because I was able to find a pic of Cedric Griffin with the all white look. It’s bad enough that they are wearing white pants and white jersey, which I don’t even mind for the vikings, but to add white socks too – now that’s too much.

  • Jason Gomez | December 10, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”184610″][quote comment=”184568″]I am a HUGE Chiefs fan, and what I want from the Chiefs is a permanant Lamar Hunt patch or lettering like the Bears and Browns have. Mr. Hunt played a HUGE role in the NFL, not just for KC but for the whole league. One more gripe…I really do not like the red pants, I like the classy all-white look with the white pants, which happened to be Mr. Hunts favorite.[/quote]
    My thoughts exactly on keeping the patch permanent.

    However, I can’t stand the all-white uniform. Its monochrome, and monochrome is stupid no matter what the color is. The red pants are beautiful.[/quote]

    I wish there was a way to contact the Chiefs to request that the memorial be a permant one. As for the red pants, no no no. The Chiefs started wearing those red pants almost since their inception, especially in SB I. There just is something not right about the red pants that irritates me.

  • Mark in Shiga | December 10, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    I love how in the Sadaharu Oh article he mentions that he hit “only” 20 home runs in his career against legendary Hanshin Tiger hurler Yutaka Enatsu. (I realize that with only six teams in the league, you’re going to end up batting against your main rival’s ace many times, but still, how many major league batters have ever hit “only” 20 home runs against any single pitcher?)

    And the Warriors-Lakers photo contains an oddity: two ostensibly illegal numbers in 17 and 26. Both those players would have had to get permission from the league to wear them, right? How do the referees signal those numbers?

  • Mike | December 10, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    I just want to say that after catching up on the comments from over the weekend I’m disgusted in the the people on this blog treated Bryan. His posts are insightful and a nice different viewpoint from Paul (who, by the way, can be just as harsh, so many people are just too whipped by him to realize it). I love coming to Uni Watch cause I’m interested in unis, sports, and good journalism. Sadly, after this post I may find it hard to come back to the comments section considering I’ve realized how many assholes post here. Obviously not all of you are, but for the hypocrites ragging on Bryan yesterday, please shut up. And Bryan, please don’t change your style of writing/posting. I thoroughly enjoy it.

  • Brendan | December 10, 2007 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”184645″]I love how in the Sadaharu Oh article he mentions that he hit “only” 20 home runs in his career against legendary Hanshin Tiger hurler Yutaka Enatsu. (I realize that with only six teams in the league, you’re going to end up batting against your main rival’s ace many times, but still, how many major league batters have ever hit “only” 20 home runs against any single pitcher?)

    And the Warriors-Lakers photo contains an oddity: two ostensibly illegal numbers in 17 and 26. Both those players would have had to get permission from the league to wear them, right? How do the referees signal those numbers?[/quote]

    In high school lacrosse, the refs would put their hand sideways for numbers over five. So seven would be a sideways two, eight a sideways three, etc. I have no idea what the rules are in the NBA, but it’s not impossible to do it.

  • Stuby | December 10, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”184643″][quote comment=”184610″][quote comment=”184568″]I am a HUGE Chiefs fan, and what I want from the Chiefs is a permanant Lamar Hunt patch or lettering like the Bears and Browns have. Mr. Hunt played a HUGE role in the NFL, not just for KC but for the whole league. One more gripe…I really do not like the red pants, I like the classy all-white look with the white pants, which happened to be Mr. Hunts favorite.[/quote]
    My thoughts exactly on keeping the patch permanent.

    However, I can’t stand the all-white uniform. Its monochrome, and monochrome is stupid no matter what the color is. The red pants are beautiful.[/quote]

    I wish there was a way to contact the Chiefs to request that the memorial be a permant one. As for the red pants, no no no. The Chiefs started wearing those red pants almost since their inception, especially in SB I. There just is something not right about the red pants that irritates me.[/quote]
    I agree. The red pants are hideous, but you weren’t suggesting they wore red pants in SB I were you? I thought those red pants came around in the 80s.

  • Rick | December 10, 2007 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”184646″]I just want to say that after catching up on the comments from over the weekend I’m disgusted in the the people on this blog treated Bryan. His posts are insightful and a nice different viewpoint from Paul (who, by the way, can be just as harsh, so many people are just too whipped by him to realize it). I love coming to Uni Watch cause I’m interested in unis, sports, and good journalism. Sadly, after this post I may find it hard to come back to the comments section considering I’ve realized how many assholes post here. Obviously not all of you are, but for the hypocrites ragging on Bryan yesterday, please shut up. And Bryan, please don’t change your style of writing/posting. I thoroughly enjoy it.[/quote]

    Bryan, you’re doing a great job. Keep doing what you’re doing.

  • Matthew | December 10, 2007 at 11:14 am |

    Actually, the game the Phillies wore the 1948-style uniforms was against the Cubs, not the Reds. In fact, I think at least one of the 1993 baseball cards showing those unis (the Score Mickey Morandini, I believe) clearly shows a Chicago Cub in the picture. I’ll check on this when I get home this evening.

  • Mark in Shiga | December 10, 2007 at 11:19 am |

    #62 Matthew, I remember that game. The Cubs wore 1948 throwbacks which had the basic CHICAGO on the front and the number on the back, both of which were blue with red borders. A little better looking than the road uniforms they’ve been wearing in the last decade.

    And #59 Brendan, that’s great; I’ve never seen that before! During my junior-high basketball years, we only had “legal” numbers, so the problem never came up. I figured you could have 6, 7, 8, and 9 as long as you don’t also have 51, 52, 53, 54, but what to do with 26 wasa complete mystery.

  • CV | December 10, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”184642″][quote comment=”184623″][quote comment=”184621″]Did anyone notice the defensive player for the vikings yesterday wearing white socks with his white pants? He looked ridiculous. I’m still looking for a photo. The 49ers coach Mike Nolan looked pretty sharp in his suit though.[/quote]
    I believe it was Antoine Winfield. He also had his black cleats spatted up with white tape.[/quote]
    If Winfield was sporting the white socks, then there were at least two, because I was able to find a pic of Cedric Griffin with the all white look. It’s bad enough that they are wearing white pants and white jersey, which I don’t even mind for the vikings, but to add white socks too – now that’s too much.[/quote]

    Both Griffin and Winfield wore the all whiet socks yesterday. Looked absolutely terrible, as does the all white Viking uni anyway.

    When the Vikings (my favortie team) switched unis last year, the only saving things for me were a) they ditched the crappy UCLA stripe road unis, and b) they finally had purple pants, which were the best of the new uni combos. The purple were a downgrade on the old design, but at least they had better whites with pruple pants! Now, they never wear the pruple pants anymore, and make the all white even worse by wearing all white socks with it. Bletch!@!

  • Jet | December 10, 2007 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”184645″]
    photo contains an oddity: two ostensibly illegal numbers in 17 and 26. Both those players would have had to get permission from the league to wear them, right? How do the referees signal those numbers?[/quote]

    I don’t follow basketball. Why would these numbers be illegal???

    -Jet

  • Anthony Verna | December 10, 2007 at 11:22 am |

    If I weren’t doing dinner with a client tonight. . . sorry, Paul, but the client’s more important!

  • Anthony Verna | December 10, 2007 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”184654″]Actually, the game the Phillies wore the 1948-style uniforms was against the Cubs, not the Reds. In fact, I think at least one of the 1993 baseball cards showing those unis (the Score Mickey Morandini, I believe) clearly shows a Chicago Cub in the picture. I’ll check on this when I get home this evening.[/quote]

    After viewing the Phillies new home alternates, my father said, “How boring.”

  • Jeag | December 10, 2007 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”184626″][quote comment=”184572″]Man, why all the hate on Detroit’s alts? Yeah, black is overused, but the black, blue, silver looks pretty sharp. Better than say, Baltimore’s all black unitard look.
    And add me to the “Bills-should-keep-their-throwback-look-full-time” crowd. (and blank rear helmets!)[/quote]

    I don’t mind the Detroit alts. I think they look prety good. Although, they do look a lot like Carolina.[/quote]

    i watched the detroit game with my dad (a lions fan), and he kept getting confused. he thought dallas looked more like detroit than detroit did.

  • Mark in Shiga | December 10, 2007 at 11:32 am |

    Could the Phillies-Cubs throwback game be this one?

    http://www.baseball-...

    Bob Ayrault pitched (and got the win), and it’s a late-season game featuring these teams. Somehow I remember a number 48 pitching for the Cubs, and the only 48 that year was Dennis Rasmussen, and his only appearance against Philadelphia (on the road) was this game:

    http://www.baseball-...

    What does the weather look like on that baseball card? Summer or autumn?

  • Jason Gomez | December 10, 2007 at 11:34 am |

    The Chiefs wore all white in the SB I. I am not sure of the exact date of the red pants, but I do wish they would go away!

    [quote comment=”184651″][quote comment=”184643″][quote comment=”184610″][quote comment=”184568″]I am a HUGE Chiefs fan, and what I want from the Chiefs is a permanant Lamar Hunt patch or lettering like the Bears and Browns have. Mr. Hunt played a HUGE role in the NFL, not just for KC but for the whole league. One more gripe…I really do not like the red pants, I like the classy all-white look with the white pants, which happened to be Mr. Hunts favorite.[/quote]
    My thoughts exactly on keeping the patch permanent.

    However, I can’t stand the all-white uniform. Its monochrome, and monochrome is stupid no matter what the color is. The red pants are beautiful.[/quote]

    I wish there was a way to contact the Chiefs to request that the memorial be a permant one. As for the red pants, no no no. The Chiefs started wearing those red pants almost since their inception, especially in SB I. There just is

    something not right about the red pants that irritates me.[/quote]
    I agree. The red pants are hideous, but you weren’t suggesting they wore red pants in SB I were you? I thought those red pants came around in the 80s.[/quote]

  • Matthew | December 10, 2007 at 11:36 am |

    “According to a team source I e-mailed, this was a one-time uniform used for a throwback promotion against the Reds in 1992.”

    Actually, now that I think about this some more, I think that the team source was confusing these throwbacks with the 1933 throwbacks the Phils wore on Father’s Day in 1993. That game was against the Reds, and, again, pictures of the players showed up on some of the baseball cards. I’ll look for those as well when I get home.

  • Perry | December 10, 2007 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”184658″][quote comment=”184645″]
    photo contains an oddity: two ostensibly illegal numbers in 17 and 26. Both those players would have had to get permission from the league to wear them, right? How do the referees signal those numbers?[/quote]

    I don’t follow basketball. Why would these numbers be illegal???

    -Jet[/quote]

    They’re not illegal in the NBA, which has a long history of digits-higher-than-5 (Russell, Havlicek, Erving, Willis Reed, George Mikan, etc. etc.). In college (and I think also high school) no uniform digit can be higher than 5, to facilitate officials signaling fouls to the scorer’s table.

  • Matthew | December 10, 2007 at 11:41 am |

    #69 Mark — no, that was isn’t it. It was this one:

    http://www.baseball-...

    I was at that game, and I remember Kyle Abbott becoming completely unglued in the 5th. Aside from that, the Phillies used to do their throwbacks on or near Father’s Day. They never held one in September.

  • Chance | December 10, 2007 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”184564″][quote comment=”184562″]Anyone know what the “91” decal on the Patriots helmets was for?[/quote]

    the dark ’91’ sticker on the back of the patriot helmets is a tribute to deceased teammate Marquise Hill. Hill died earlier this year while jet-skiing without a life-jacket.

    according to the boston globe, Hill was 24 and was well-respected both on the field and off…he spent considerable time helping with the rebuilding process in post-katrina new orleans.[/quote]

    But he had the poor taste to be killed in the off-season, so no league-wide tribute for him. Better luck next time.

    Sorry, just bitter about this way-out-of-control Taylor tribute.

  • CV | December 10, 2007 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”184610″][quote comment=”184568″]I am a HUGE Chiefs fan, and what I want from the Chiefs is a permanant Lamar Hunt patch or lettering like the Bears and Browns have. Mr. Hunt played a HUGE role in the NFL, not just for KC but for the whole league. One more gripe…I really do not like the red pants, I like the classy all-white look with the white pants, which happened to be Mr. Hunts favorite.[/quote]
    My thoughts exactly on keeping the patch permanent.

    However, I can’t stand the all-white uniform. Its monochrome, and monochrome is stupid no matter what the color is. The red pants are beautiful.[/quote]

    I agree, the Chiefs red pants are awesome. The all white look sucks for any team, not as bad I guess for teams like the Colts with a white helmet too.

  • Brick | December 10, 2007 at 11:51 am |

    It works for Tomlinson to continue to wear the Sean Taylor sticker because his number is 21 anyway.

  • Minna H. | December 10, 2007 at 12:01 pm |

    Wow. I don’t read the blog on the weekends much any more, and after catching up on the past weekend (thanks, Mike, for making me curious), I am glad that I don’t. I think Bryan is doing a fine job even when I don’t agree with him, and I don’t like yellow for unis, either.

    That said, Stuby, thanks for the link to the Onion with Eddie Guns decapitating the player. It was hi-larious! As to Ed H., I have a uni-related rule I have made up for him: In every game he refs, he must be showing the pythons. If that means he only refs indoor games, so be it.

    As always, I disagree that the Lions alt blacks look hideous. I am not keen on the mixing with baby blue, however. In addition, I got to see the Ravens’ all-black unis for the first time, and I LOVE them. I don’t like the two stripes on the helmet because they seem more blue than purple; I don’t like the HUGE numbers on the back (though that seems more prevalent league-wide these days); I don’t like the busy, truncated sleeves. However, overall, this, to me, is a thing of beauty. Especially with low white socks. Call it the unitard look if you must, but it’s sexy. Except on linesmen.

  • Minna H. | December 10, 2007 at 12:04 pm |

    Ok, the Colts’ uni isn’t bad, either, but I meant to point to this as a thing of beauty. I hope I got it right this times–stupid javascript. Or something like that.

  • The Ol Goaler | December 10, 2007 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”184658″][quote comment=”184645″]
    photo contains an oddity: two ostensibly illegal numbers in 17 and 26. Both those players would have had to get permission from the league to wear them, right? How do the referees signal those numbers?[/quote]

    I don’t follow basketball. Why would these numbers be illegal???

    -Jet[/quote]
    The NBA doesn’t have “illegal” uniform numbers (as long as they’re single- or double-digit integers… you couldn’t wear the symbol for “pi,” for example). The refs just signal (and yell) “Foul on number Two-Seven!”

    In the NCAA and high school, no digit can be larger than “5”. So “legal” numbers include “0” and “00”, 1-5, 10-15, 20-15, 30-35, 40-45, and 50-55. Numbers “1” and “2” used to be “illegal,” but that changed a few years ago.

    As for Mizzou wearing all-gold uniforms… as an alum, I sure hope not! Either this or this, but, for the luvva Don Faurot, not all-gold! (I remain convinced that my Tigers had no chance against Oklahoma in the all-black “unitard” look!)

  • Jon Horton | December 10, 2007 at 12:15 pm |

    I know there has been a lot said about Oregon Yellow… but from the perspective of being a former play by play man… at least they are very readable (the Silver NOB is not on some designs).

    However, I have a very hard time with two tone dark. Case in point – Portland State’s road hoops unis. Hunter green with a black number and very little piping. I saw highlights from their game at Washington State and the numbers and lettering were virtually invisible.

    We have a high school football team here in Seattle that wears a dark red jersey with navy blue numbers that can’t be seen from the pressbox. They are fine at field level, but the angle makes it terrible to tell a 8 from a 3.

    And back in my Texas high school days, I always hated doing the games of the Rockwall Yellow Jackets. The people were nice enough… but the uniforms.. auggggh! This was a team that wore a Tennessee ORANGE with white numbers and no outlines…. and the road jerseys with light orange on white were impossible. I still don’t remember why their color was orange in the first place.

    Contrast people…. contrast.

  • Kevin | December 10, 2007 at 12:15 pm |

    Mike Lindsey notes that Bears punter Brad Maynard was wearing his chinstrap under his jaw on Thursday night.

    Is it just me, or is Garret Wolfe (#25 on the Bears) really only 1.5 feet tall?

  • FJ | December 10, 2007 at 12:20 pm |

    True fans would have done this in Belotti font

  • Chaz | December 10, 2007 at 12:23 pm |

    Aaron Rodgers wears a chin strap with only one hookup, just like Brett Favre. Must be a Packer QB thing.

  • Alan | December 10, 2007 at 12:27 pm |

    What’s with the Fresno Grizzlies and Yakima Bears having the same new logo? Anyone know of any earlier similar MiLB designs?

    Fresno vs. Yakima

  • Alan | December 10, 2007 at 12:29 pm |
  • todd krevanchi | December 10, 2007 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”184626″][quote comment=”184572″]Man, why all the hate on Detroit’s alts? Yeah, black is overused, but the black, blue, silver looks pretty sharp. Better than say, Baltimore’s all black unitard look.
    And add me to the “Bills-should-keep-their-throwback-look-full-time” crowd. (and blank rear helmets!)[/quote]

    I don’t mind the Detroit alts. I think they look prety good. Although, they do look a lot like Carolina.[/quote]

    agreed. between the silver, and the shade of blue that detroit uses, the black really makes the uniform pop. unlike dook basketball, where, lets face it, its pretty stupid.

    [quote comment=”184645″]And the Warriors-Lakers photo contains an oddity: two ostensibly illegal numbers in 17 and 26. Both those players would have had to get permission from the league to wear them, right? How do the referees signal those numbers?[/quote]

    i dont think that rule applies in the nba.

    [quote comment=”184649″]

    In high school lacrosse, the refs would put their hand sideways for numbers over five. So seven would be a sideways two, eight a sideways three, etc. I have no idea what the rules are in the NBA, but it’s not impossible to do it.[/quote]

    in darts when a shooter scores over 5, the proper way to signal back to the score keeper is,
    6- a thumb
    7- thumb and index finger (fashioned like a pistol)
    8- thumb, index and middle fingers, (fashioned like a double barrel pistol)
    9 (ginsy)- twirling index, like an HR

    as far as bryan goes. i honestly couldnt believe the aggressiveness and attacking posts toward him this weekend.

    one of the reasons why i love this blog outside of its content is that everyone is very respectful of each other and there was really no flaming here.

    guys, this isnt high school, and bryan isnt a substitute teacher. he should be given the same amount of respect as we afford PL and each other here.

    yes, you only see the weekend posts that he puts together, but as someone who has written a post for PL, and who has done a fair amount of research for different contributions over the last 4 or 5 years (yes, prior to the blog), i can attest that the majority of what he does goes unnoticed.

    its a tiring and thankless job, and we see the fruits of his work virtually every day in the content that PL writes about.

    my opinion differs from PL’s, Vince’s, Bryan’s, and many of the readers here on many topics.

    i dont mind purple, i love nike, for some colors, monochrome football uni’s look great, and i like the baggy pants look in baseball.

    im here because i have the same interest in a certain minutae/genre as PL, Vince, Bryan, and every other reader, not because i have the same opinion on that minutae/genre as everyone else.

  • seven | December 10, 2007 at 12:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”184576″]Shows what I get for not reading the article. United are wearing a specially designed shirt for the game. Maybe something akin to this?[/quote]
    I think they are going to be more like this this.
    The phoenix crest on the shirt that you linked to is meant to represent the club rising from the ashes after Munich. The shirt worn by the Busby Babes did not have that crest.

  • Patrick | December 10, 2007 at 12:40 pm |

    Great to see the Ravens, Titans and Lions all lose yesterday while wearing unitard/alt eyesores!

    Black clearly isn’t intimidating the opponents of Baltimore or Detroit, and the Titans all-navy makes them look like they should be playing in the 3-A state championship game.

  • jake sorg | December 10, 2007 at 12:52 pm |

    A classic Iowa/ISU wrestling meet yesterday

  • Marc | December 10, 2007 at 12:53 pm |

    Phillies wore 1950-1970 throwbacks against the Reds for Fathers Day 1991. They wore the 1948 era throwbacks (as mentioned) in 1992 against the Cubs. I have jerseys from both games I bought at one of the old Phillies clubhouse sales. The 1992 one I have is Don Robinson’s, though they gave me the wrong stirrups (I have the cubs stirrups instead of the Phillies blue ones).

  • B. Hill | December 10, 2007 at 1:06 pm |

    Mike Lindsey notes that Bears punter Brad Maynard was wearing his chinstrap under his jaw on Thursday night.

    Maynard typically comes on a local Chicago FM station the day after games to talk about the previous nights performance and answer questions. That happened to be one of the questions asked of him Friday morning. He said he didn’t even realize it and that it was completely unintentional as punters are easy targets to get choked when they do things like that.

    And yes, Kevin (#81,) Garrett Wolfe is tiny. Golston (#64 in the picture) runs 6’4″ and 320, while Wolfe is only 5’7″ and 186. Add in the fact that Golston is leaping and some distance disparity and Wolfe looks like a 4 year old out there.

  • Andrew | December 10, 2007 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”184625″]
    They had a poster give away in 92 with the “uniforms through the years” that went from start to 1992 which was the first year in their still current duds.

    I’ll find a link to that poster.[/quote]

    Here’s the poster.

    Thanks for all the comments on the throwbacks; I knew Uni Watch readers would be more resourceful than Phillies PR people!

  • Bobby T | December 10, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    Could be wrong on both counts here, but…

    It looked like the Giants were wearing nose-bumpers with a blue NY outlined in red, and

    I thought Joe Sibka said they were going to wear red outlined in blue for the rest of the year

  • Morris Levin | December 10, 2007 at 1:13 pm |

    On Sunday, June 21, 1992, the Phillies hosted the
    Chicago Cubs in the Phils’ second Turn Back the Clock game at Vet Stadium. (The first was in 1991 when the Phillies wore their 1950 to 1969 uniforms and played the Cincinnati Reds.) The Cubs wore their 1948 uniforms (see page 436 of Bill Henderson’s 2007 edition) and the Phillies wore their 1948 home unis (page 847 in Henderson with images of both a game-worn jersey and an original). In 1993, the Phillies wore 1933 Turn Back the Clock uniforms. Only 1993/1933 uniforms were made by Mitchell & Ness.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | December 10, 2007 at 1:23 pm |

    Texans were also still wearing the 21 decal yesterday! Sat there on the 50 ten rows up looking for ANYTHING uni-related (found nothing). But did meet Dan Pastorini on the concourse after the 78-79 Oilers Luv Ya Blue team was celebrated.

  • ross | December 10, 2007 at 1:28 pm |

    ravens make sense in all black since ravens are actually black and not purple. i know this opens up a whole can of worms where you could say “colts are not blue” etc, but the ravens look appropriate in black.

    i also like that they use them in important night games, which probably gets the players more excited to play. didn’t show last night, but against the pats it couldve worked.

  • Jerico | December 10, 2007 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”184553″]Hey all – sorry if this is a repeat (couldn’t find anything using the search feature) but… anyone know what’s going on with this?

    http://www.uhrainbow...

    Specifically the part about “Due to NCAA rules and regulations, we will not be able to produce custom jerseys featuring any player’s name whether or not you have the same last name as the player.”

    Also, anyone have any idea why the Hawaii store pulled the Colt Brennan jersey? Now they only sell #1 and #7 without any name on back as pre-made replicas.

    Again, sorry if this is a dupe

    ed[/quote]

    Probably the reason why the Hawaii #15 jersey is gone is because they may have just ran out. Hawaii gear, understandably, is flying off the shelves on the islands, especially the Nike gear. The Rainbowtique online store once contained 40 different Nike Hawaii items; they’re down to 22. (Personally, I am very comfortable and warm here in Denver thanks to the green “HAWAI’I” crew sweatshirt as modeled in the Rainbowtique that I ordered a few weeks ago.)

  • JK | December 10, 2007 at 1:34 pm |

    If only these socks weren’t purple.

  • timmy b | December 10, 2007 at 1:37 pm |

    the chiefs started wearing red pants in 1968.

  • Fran | December 10, 2007 at 1:43 pm |

    I like the Yakima Bears logo, except that kinda looks like a 3-legged bear

  • Chad G | December 10, 2007 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”184587″]I dsagree about the bills “gorgeous” throwbacks. yeas they are better than the usual POC. but the throwbacks have to many different stripe patterns.[/quote]

    ? The throwbacks only have 2 striping patters. The helmet stripe is repeated on the pants and the sleeve striping is repeated on the socks. This is the way it should be.

  • hott rodd | December 10, 2007 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”184704″]Could be wrong on both counts here, but…

    It looked like the Giants were wearing nose-bumpers with a blue NY outlined in red, and

    I thought Joe Sibka said they were going to wear red outlined in blue for the rest of the year[/quote]

    looks like that picture is from 11/18..

  • CV | December 10, 2007 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”184711″]ravens make sense in all black since ravens are actually black and not purple. i know this opens up a whole can of worms where you could say “colts are not blue” etc, but the ravens look appropriate in black.

    i also like that they use them in important night games, which probably gets the players more excited to play. didn’t show last night, but against the pats it couldve worked.[/quote]

    I actually really like the Ravens black jerseys (much better than purple with the black helmets), but they should wear them with white pants.

  • zip | December 10, 2007 at 1:57 pm |

    I’m guessing the reason the official had a bare hand was to make it easier for him to relay the ball between plays. It can be tough with a glove on your throwing hand.

  • Sam | December 10, 2007 at 2:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”184583″][quote comment=”184567″]Does anyone any find it amusing that Shaq seems to be running away from the rebound in this shot?[/quote]
    Could it be he didn’t want to see himself missing another free throw?[/quote]
    A missed free throw by him, so I guess he’s going back on D

  • Kenny | December 10, 2007 at 2:04 pm |

    The Colts/Ravens game looked like good guys vs. bad guys (and that’s not in terms of how they played on the field)

  • Bobby T | December 10, 2007 at 2:05 pm |

    Oops, linked the wrong Brandon Jacobs photo. Here’s one from the Eagles game. Still looks like blue w/ red outline to me.

    ps Joe, how about adding some extra stickum to Jacobs’ gloves?

  • Marty Met | December 10, 2007 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”184701″][quote comment=”184625″]
    They had a poster give away in 92 with the “uniforms through the years” that went from start to 1992 which was the first year in their still current duds.

    I’ll find a link to that poster.[/quote]

    Here’s the poster.

    Thanks for all the comments on the throwbacks; I knew Uni Watch readers would be more resourceful than Phillies PR people![/quote]

    All the Phillies uniforms suck except for the 70’s away light blue uniforms. Those were SWEET

  • Rich | December 10, 2007 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”184714″]If only these socks weren’t purple.[/quote]
    Couldn’t they’ve at least cropped out Master Card and Verizon? :P

  • Matt Oldman | December 10, 2007 at 2:09 pm |

    Regarding the pix of the Bill’s throwbacks, it’s almost to the point where I can’t stand to watch sports anymore because of the way uuniforms are being worn. Pajamas for baseball, skirts and tight tops for basketball (men’s that is) and jerseys without sleeves and pants above the knees for football. No matter how good a uniform design may be, the way the players today where thier uniforms makes me want to puke.

  • Rich | December 10, 2007 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”184728″]Regarding the pix of the Bill’s throwbacks, it’s almost to the point where I can’t stand to watch sports anymore because of the way uuniforms are being worn. Pajamas for baseball, skirts and tight tops for basketball (men’s that is) and jerseys without sleeves and pants above the knees for football. No matter how good a uniform design may be, the way the players today where thier uniforms makes me want to puke.[/quote]
    I’m with you there, I can’t even watch baseball anymore….perhaps the NFL and MLB should switch pants!

  • Matt Nelson | December 10, 2007 at 2:14 pm |

    This from today’s Minneapolis Star Tribune regarding Antoine Winfield’s shoes:

    Winfield returns
    Antoine Winfield returned after missing four of the past five games because of a hamstring injury and had six tackles.

    “I missed playing with the guys, being on the field with them,” the veteran cornerback said. “I got out there trying to make things happen and help this team win.”

    Winfield was confident he wouldn’t have any problem with the hamstring because he was able to cut loose last week in practice. He also decided to make a fashion statement by putting white tape on his shoes. The team wears black shoes, and Winfield admitted he expects to be fined by the NFL under its policy that calls for players to have a uniform look.

    “It was just for show,” Winfield said. “Just ’cause it looked nice. If you look good you play good.”With Winfield back and Charles Gordon having settled into the nickel role, rookie Marcus McCauley went from starter to special teams player only on Sunday.

  • Shane | December 10, 2007 at 2:15 pm |

    Too much to read through by now (someone’s probably beaten me to this):

    Hochuli wore sleeves yesterday and I lost a bet because of it. Thought there was no way he was the ref in that game simply because of the sleeves, then he made a call.

    I think the world may be about to end.

  • Big O | December 10, 2007 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”184696″]Great to see the Ravens, Titans and Lions all lose yesterday while wearing unitard/alt eyesores!

    Black clearly isn’t intimidating the opponents of Baltimore or Detroit, and the Titans all-navy makes them look like they should be playing in the 3-A state championship game.[/quote]

    The Lions were wearing silver pants. I like the Lions’ look yesterday.

  • Minna H. | December 10, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”184733″]Too much to read through by now (someone’s probably beaten me to this):

    Hochuli wore sleeves yesterday and I lost a bet because of it. Thought there was no way he was the ref in that game simply because of the sleeves, then he made a call.

    I think the world may be about to end.[/quote]

    Snicker. Shane, thanks for the link to my fave ref.

    Oh, in my waxing poetic over my love for black unis, I forgot to say that I love the idea of comic-book unis! I hope Vertigo sponsers a team, and they have unis with scenes from The Sandman, a great comic series by Neil Gaiman.

  • Jeff | December 10, 2007 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”184691″]Aaron Rodgers wears a chin strap with only one hookup, just like Brett Favre. Must be a Packer QB thing.[/quote]

    Donovan McNabb wears one occasionally (disregard the awful throwback)

  • Jeff | December 10, 2007 at 2:33 pm |

    picture here

  • Jeff | December 10, 2007 at 2:34 pm |

    and here

  • Brennan | December 10, 2007 at 2:37 pm |

    Anyone notice the different placements of various Oakland Raider lower case C’s this weekend? I notice that Josh McNown ( http://cmsimg.packer...) had his in the normal placement, but Paul McQuistan had the “C” raised up…still looking for a photo, but it can be seen in the 11th photo of this photo gallery (http://www.raiders.c...).

  • Bob | December 10, 2007 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”184743″]Anyone notice the different placements of various Oakland Raider lower case C’s this weekend? I notice that Josh McNown ( http://cmsimg.packer...) had his in the normal placement, but Paul McQuistan had the “C” raised up…still looking for a photo, but it can be seen in the 11th photo of this photo gallery (http://www.raiders.c...).[/quote]

    In the 2nd photo gallery (from week 13), is where the photo of McQuistan is located.

  • Steve | December 10, 2007 at 2:46 pm |

    Did anyone else see that David Akers was wearing his wedding ring during the game yesterday? Not too common.

  • Jeff | December 10, 2007 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”184745″]Did anyone else see that David Akers was wearing his wedding ring during the game yesterday? Not too common.[/quote]

    whipped?

  • Jeff | December 10, 2007 at 2:48 pm |

    not sure why that linked

  • ross | December 10, 2007 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”184732″]
    “It was just for show,” Winfield said. “Just ’cause it looked nice. If you look good you play good.”[/quote]

    Can that that “If you look good, you play good.” line be the uni-watch slogan? I know the grammar is incorrect, but isn’t that the premise of the site?

    On the McNabb chinstrap, he used to wear a two-point and left the rear buttons undone, i think he went to the single either last year or this year. Probably to not get fined like Brady did.

    This may also have been said at some point before, but Brett Farve always undoes his chinstrap after every play. It looks like he despises the thing and would rather play without a helmet.

  • joe | December 10, 2007 at 3:14 pm |

    The link to the site with the old stadiums brought a tear to my eye, There are so many shots of old chicago stadium that i had never seen before. I miss the old barn.

  • Patrick | December 10, 2007 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”184734″][quote comment=”184696″]Great to see the Ravens, Titans and Lions all lose yesterday while wearing unitard/alt eyesores!

    Black clearly isn’t intimidating the opponents of Baltimore or Detroit, and the Titans all-navy makes them look like they should be playing in the 3-A state championship game.[/quote]

    The Lions were wearing silver pants. I like the Lions’ look yesterday.[/quote]

    I know they wore silver pants – that’s why I said unitard/alt. Just wanted to add them because their black jerseys are horrendous.

  • Marty Met | December 10, 2007 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”184756″]The link to the site with the old stadiums brought a tear to my eye, There are so many shots of old chicago stadium that i had never seen before. I miss the old barn.[/quote]

    Really? ewwwwwwwwwwwww.

  • Ben | December 10, 2007 at 3:26 pm |

    Ran into Julian Tavarez at the Copley mall yesterday in Boston, looking like he had just come from a workout. The funny, and uni-related, thing about it was, he was wearing a Nike Pro Red Sox compression shirt, yet was wearing Nike St. Louis Cardinals gym shorts.

  • Morris Levin | December 10, 2007 at 3:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”184746″][quote comment=”184745″]Did anyone else see that David Akers was wearing his wedding ring during the game yesterday? Not too common.[/quote]

    whipped?[/quote]

    Big deal! Akers is like 95% of married men who wear their wedding rings on the job. How often does Akers have to use his hands or arms?

  • Gary A | December 10, 2007 at 3:34 pm |

    “Further ursine-themed minor league action in Fresno, where the Grizzlies have released an updated design scheme.”

    I guess it’s asking too damn much for the team to actually have jerseys available for sale, eh? I’ve been told they’ll be available “March or April”. Brilliant!!!

  • joe | December 10, 2007 at 3:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”184759″][quote comment=”184756″]The link to the site with the old stadiums brought a tear to my eye, There are so many shots of old chicago stadium that i had never seen before. I miss the old barn.[/quote]

    Really? ewwwwwwwwwwwww.[/quote]

    based on your nick, i assume you didn’t like watching the rangers get hammered there.

  • Chance | December 10, 2007 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”184701″][quote comment=”184625″]
    They had a poster give away in 92 with the “uniforms through the years” that went from start to 1992 which was the first year in their still current duds.

    I’ll find a link to that poster.[/quote]

    Here’s the poster.

    Thanks for all the comments on the throwbacks; I knew Uni Watch readers would be more resourceful than Phillies PR people![/quote]

    Very cool – thanks!

    The Phillies are still using those photos on their uniform history page.

  • patrick | December 10, 2007 at 4:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”184730″][quote comment=”184728″]Regarding the pix of the Bill’s throwbacks, it’s almost to the point where I can’t stand to watch sports anymore because of the way uuniforms are being worn. Pajamas for baseball, skirts and tight tops for basketball (men’s that is) and jerseys without sleeves and pants above the knees for football. No matter how good a uniform design may be, the way the players today where thier uniforms makes me want to puke.[/quote]
    I’m with you there, I can’t even watch baseball anymore….perhaps the NFL and MLB should switch pants![/quote]

    mmm, I’d say youre not a big fan of either sport if you can’t watch it because of how they’re dressed. It’s one thing to be into the intricacies of uniforms and be a sports fan, however it appears youre not as interested in the SPORT as you are in the dress.

  • Rick | December 10, 2007 at 4:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”184761″][quote comment=”184746″][quote comment=”184745″]Did anyone else see that David Akers was wearing his wedding ring during the game yesterday? Not too common.[/quote]

  • The Hemogoblin | December 10, 2007 at 5:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”184772″][quote comment=”184761″][quote comment=”184746″][quote comment=”184745″]Did anyone else see that David Akers was wearing his wedding ring during the game yesterday? Not too common.[/quote]

    whipped?[/quote]

    Big deal! Akers is like 95% of married men who wear their wedding rings on the job. How often does Akers have to use his hands or arms?[/quote]

    Link doesn’t work, but we get the point….[/quote]

    Ok, fixed the old link… now we just need a pic.

  • LI Phil | December 10, 2007 at 5:32 pm |

    if you read the woman’s t-shirt, it’s all good with vick now

  • Zach S. | December 10, 2007 at 5:34 pm |

    Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals was wearing sweatpants during on-field warmups yesterday. Is that unusual, or do players sometimes do that in the cold weather?

  • =bg= | December 10, 2007 at 5:38 pm |

    Sorry to say, (and I grew up listenin’ to him and Marty, who is a friend of mine) -the Reds coulda done a lot better with the NUXY patch. Like, this one the A’s did;
    https://secure.mlb.c...

  • =bg= | December 10, 2007 at 5:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”184777″]if you read the woman’s t-shirt, it’s all good with vick now[/quote]

    The shirt is indeed accurate, but I doubt I’d like to be in that jail for the next 23 months.

  • Stevo | December 10, 2007 at 5:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”184682″][quote comment=”184658″][quote comment=”184645″]
    photo contains an oddity: two ostensibly illegal numbers in 17 and 26. Both those players would have had to get permission from the league to wear them, right? How do the referees signal those numbers?[/quote]

    I don’t follow basketball. Why would these numbers be illegal???

    -Jet[/quote]
    The NBA doesn’t have “illegal” uniform numbers (as long as they’re single- or double-digit integers… you couldn’t wear the symbol for “pi,” for example). The refs just signal (and yell) “Foul on number Two-Seven!”

    In the NCAA and high school, no digit can be larger than “5”. So “legal” numbers include “0” and “00”, 1-5, 10-15, 20-15, 30-35, 40-45, and 50-55. Numbers “1” and “2” used to be “illegal,” but that changed a few years ago.
    [/quote]

    Back when I played HS ball, your assigned number was directly related to your clothes size, and you were paired with Home/Away numbers (10/11, 12/13, 14/15, 20/21, etc). As the numbers got bigger, so did the sizes, which means that the little guys get the numbers and the teens and big men like me got the 40’s and 50’s. I had the honor and pleasure of wearing the biggest unis we had, #’s 54 and 55 (And they were still small on me).

    As for calling the numbers out, I was trained to insert a space between digits when I hold them up (for instance, signalling a 5 then pulling it back and holding up another 5 with the same hand). Doing it that way it would be a piece of cake to call number 26, I just hold up 2 numbers, pull them back, and hold up 6 fingers.

  • LI Phil | December 10, 2007 at 5:48 pm |
  • josh | December 10, 2007 at 6:08 pm |

    The link to the site with the old stadiums brought a tear to my eye, There are so many shots of old chicago stadium that i had never seen before. I miss the old barn.

    Really? ewwwwwwwwwwwww.

    based on your nick, i assume you didn’t like watching the rangers get hammered there.

    Amen brother. What an amazing place to see a hockey game. The crowd noise would literally blow your hair up. During the Jordan glory years of the early ’90s, Chicago Tribune collumnist Bob Verdi summed the difference between Bulls crowds and Blackhawks crowds perfectly.

    Bulls fans go to the games to be seen. Blackhawks fans go to the games to be heard.”

    Man, I miss that.

  • Chuck | December 10, 2007 at 6:41 pm |

    Check out these Socks worn by Long Beach Poly’s Vaughn Telemaque on Sat. night. According to reports, this kid has offers from Michigan, NC, Oregon, USC, etc. We’re gonna be hearing from this kid on Saturdays.

  • Tod H. | December 10, 2007 at 6:49 pm |

    Is it just me or does Shaun Hill (3rd string QB and current starter for the Niners) have a tiny, tiny head?

  • Tom | December 10, 2007 at 6:49 pm |

    talking to somebody close to one of the teams that chose NOT to wear the Taylor patch and they received dozens of email complaints about the decision…jeez

  • martymet | December 10, 2007 at 7:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”184788″]The link to the site with the old stadiums brought a tear to my eye, There are so many shots of old chicago stadium that i had never seen before. I miss the old barn.

    Really? ewwwwwwwwwwwww.

    based on your nick, i assume you didn’t like watching the rangers get hammered there.

    Amen brother. What an amazing place to see a hockey game. The crowd noise would literally blow your hair up. During the Jordan glory years of the early ’90s, Chicago Tribune collumnist Bob Verdi summed the difference between Bulls crowds and Blackhawks crowds perfectly.

    Bulls fans go to the games to be seen. Blackhawks fans go to the games to be heard.”

    Man, I miss that.[/quote]

    Please no. I’m a Devils fan. I enjoy seeing the Rangers get hammered anywhere. But I saw 2 Blackhawks games there in the late 80’s. I didn’t see much charm. Then again I see charm in Shea Stadium and I know most out of towners don’t

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | December 10, 2007 at 7:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”184540″]Mayweather wears fur in the ring and you think the oddest thing is that he wore gray?[/quote]

    My thought exactly! Boxers have the worst taste when it comes to shoes & trunks. Mike Tyson, oddly enough, had the best wardrobe in the ring. Solid black shoes, solid black trunks and no robe. He just came in, hyped up, Tupac blasting through the P.A. ready to kill.

    I like the solid black look in the NFL. As for the monochrome uni’s only 3 team can pull it off right ( in my opinion) Saints, Ravens and the oh so fresh Seahawks. Everybody else needs to give it up.

    I dig the Lions alternates, I think its a clean look. I love the Titans Uni’s but not the all blue joints.

    I don’t know what’s worse in that Braylon Edwards photo?, the no socks look or the Cardinals in the horrid-aerodynamic Kool-Aid man-uniforms?

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | December 10, 2007 at 7:08 pm |

    I think the Cleveland Browns should make their White uniform their main uniform. A brown jersey just looks odd to me. It doesn’t look bad when used sparingly on the road uni’s. Anybody else agree?

  • James Craven | December 10, 2007 at 7:18 pm |

    I was at that game in June of 1992, one day before I moved from Philadelphia to the excerment city of Emporia, Virginia. Now as for the alts, I just recieved the holiday catalog that Phillies issued today (two of them) and the hat and jersey have the current script and “P” as the regular uniforms.

  • Stevo | December 10, 2007 at 7:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”184837″]I think the Cleveland Browns should make their White uniform their main uniform. A brown jersey just looks odd to me. It doesn’t look bad when used sparingly on the road uni’s. Anybody else agree?[/quote]

    When your name’s the Cleveland Browns I don’t think there should be any debate as to what your main home color is.

  • Mike Engle | December 10, 2007 at 7:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”184841″][quote comment=”184837″]I think the Cleveland Browns should make their White uniform their main uniform. A brown jersey just looks odd to me. It doesn’t look bad when used sparingly on the road uni’s. Anybody else agree?[/quote]

    When your name’s the Cleveland Browns I don’t think there should be any debate as to what your main home color is.[/quote]
    Related point: why don’t the Browns make a white “no side numbers” throwback? Way back in the day, the Browns wore white jerseys whenever possible, donning the brown only to avoid conflict.
    But to answer the question, I’m not a huge fan of the white jersey, white pants, and a…not white helmet. Brown jerseys look good for Cleveland.

  • nikerulezu | December 10, 2007 at 7:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”184611″]Is it me or does this:
    http://farm3.static....
    remind you of this:
    http://bp1.blogger.c...
    Not identical, but definitely similar in concept[/quote]

    also looks like this and this and this

    weird.

  • Tyler | December 10, 2007 at 8:29 pm |

    I agree with the Chiefs needing a permanent memorial to Lamar Hunt on their jerseys. I have always felt like it should be on the sleeve stripes as the Bears have theirs, or possibly at the base of the collar, with just “LH” overlapping somehow. That, my friends, would be classy.

    And a little confusion about Missouri possibly wearing gold uniforms for the Cotton Bowl. They are slated as the away team, so why would they be wearing a colored jersey? Just a thought.

  • Mike | December 10, 2007 at 8:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”184844″][quote comment=”184611″]Is it me or does this:
    http://farm3.static....
    remind you of this:
    http://bp1.blogger.c...
    Not identical, but definitely similar in concept[/quote]

    also looks like this and this and this

    weird.[/quote]
    Hahaha comment of the day

  • James Craven | December 10, 2007 at 8:52 pm |

    God awful Harry High School look on the Fancant’s tonight. Gouge my eyes out, PLEASE!!!

  • Drew Glover | December 10, 2007 at 9:07 pm |

    Warrick Dunn is wearing a silver chain necklace. Is this the first time or has he done it before?

    Sorry, no pictures.

  • Original Jim | December 10, 2007 at 9:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”184850″]God awful Harry High School look on the Fancant’s tonight. Gouge my eyes out, PLEASE!!![/quote]

    Stop with the dumb comment. No one gets it but you.

  • Stuby | December 10, 2007 at 9:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”184853″]Warrick Dunn is wearing a silver chain necklace. Is this the first time or has he done it before?

    Sorry, no pictures.[/quote]
    He’s been wearing a big chain for games as long as I can remember. Maybe not at FSU. I don’t know.

    Evidence of chainage.

  • Stevo | December 10, 2007 at 9:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”184847″]
    And a little confusion about Missouri possibly wearing gold uniforms for the Cotton Bowl. They are slated as the away team, so why would they be wearing a colored jersey? Just a thought.[/quote]

    Gold’s light enough to be either road or home, especially when the other team wears such a deep shade of red as Arkansas.

  • LI Phil | December 10, 2007 at 9:44 pm |

    aints look decent tonight, w/white shirts & gold pants…i think it’s their best combo

    dirty birds just DON’T look good in all black…can’t quite place it…maybe it’s the red shoulders or the stupid white piping on the pants…whatever it is, it ain’t

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | December 10, 2007 at 10:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”184859″]aints look decent tonight, w/white shirts & gold pants…i think it’s their best combo

    dirty birds just DON’T look good in all black…can’t quite place it…maybe it’s the red shoulders or the stupid white piping on the pants…whatever it is, it ain’t[/quote]

    Agreed….its the whole get-up. It needs a reworking, I do like the logo though. Everything else is too much and needs to go.

  • steve | December 10, 2007 at 10:07 pm |

    anyone else see the “FREE MIKE VICK” undershirt on the Falcon’s receiver who caught the first TD?

  • KT | December 10, 2007 at 10:13 pm |

    This whole monochromatic thing that (too) many NFL teams are doing now irks me. I’m sick of the pants and jerseys matching. It looks like ass.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | December 10, 2007 at 10:13 pm |

    Add me to the Bills keeping making their throwbacks their main uniforms. Just swap the “Buffalo” helmet logo with the current one…sorry I think it pops more and it’s much more dynamic.

  • =bg= | December 10, 2007 at 10:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”184829″]Is it just me or does Shaun Hill (3rd string QB and current starter for the Niners) have a tiny, tiny head?[/quote]
    he does! where’s the rest of him? or is that a bobble doll?

  • B- RAD | December 10, 2007 at 10:14 pm |

    Yea, i saw it. I couldn’t really see it up close though. Someone needs to find a picture of it.

  • LI Phil | December 10, 2007 at 10:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”184863″]anyone else see the “FREE MIKE VICK” undershirt on the Falcon’s receiver who caught the first TD?[/quote]

    did it look like this?

    he did find jesus for us

  • Stuby | December 10, 2007 at 10:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”184867″][quote comment=”184829″]Is it just me or does Shaun Hill (3rd string QB and current starter for the Niners) have a tiny, tiny head?[/quote]
    he does! where’s the rest of him? or is that a bobble doll?[/quote]
    He actually wears one of these.

  • LI Phil | December 10, 2007 at 10:48 pm |

    here it is:

    Roddy White

    fucker

  • Stuby | December 10, 2007 at 10:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”184873″]here it is:

    Roddy White

    fucker[/quote]
    Doesn’t exactly carry the same weight as ‘Free Nelson Mandela’.

  • Timmer | December 10, 2007 at 11:05 pm |

    Byron Leftwich, whose on the bench tonight for the Falcons, seems to be wearing a teal undershirt of some kind, likely a leftover from his days with the Jags. It can barely be seen on the right neckline here.

  • Scott Andrews | December 10, 2007 at 11:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”184863″]anyone else see the “FREE MIKE VICK” undershirt on the Falcon’s receiver who caught the first TD?[/quote]
    I saw it. Roddy White pulled up his jersey after he scored a touchdown, and he had a black “Free Mike Vick” shirt on. It kind of looked homemade, although ESPN didn’t do a close-up. I think its time people let go of the whole “Free Mike Vick” thing. 23 months. He’ll be free after that.

  • Mike Engle | December 10, 2007 at 11:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”184875″]Byron Leftwich, whose on the bench tonight for the Falcons, seems to be wearing a teal undershirt of some kind, likely a leftover from his days with the Jags. It can barely be seen on the right neckline here.[/quote]
    I see a black undershirt in the middle of his neck. My guess is that those are his shoulder pads with a teal lining to match the Jaguars (his old team, natch).
    [quote comment=”184876″][quote comment=”184863″]anyone else see the “FREE MIKE VICK” undershirt on the Falcon’s receiver who caught the first TD?[/quote]
    I saw it. Roddy White pulled up his jersey after he scored a touchdown, and he had a black “Free Mike Vick” shirt on. It kind of looked homemade, although ESPN didn’t do a close-up. I think its time people let go of the whole “Free Mike Vick” thing. 23 months. He’ll be free after that.[/quote]
    Maybe “Free Mike Vick” isn’t about race or dogfighting or second chances. Maybe some people think Vick is better than Chris Redman, Joey Harrington, and/or Byron Leftwich.
    Seriously, it seems pretty simple to me. Don’t set up a dogfighting ring, don’t get caught, don’t play dumb to Commissioner Goodell, and don’t f*ck with The Feds, and you might not have to go to jail. Do all of the above, and there’s a slight chance you could land in prison. But hey, those prison-issue hooped jumpsuits just might look better than the Falcons’ uniforms…

  • Jason | December 10, 2007 at 11:52 pm |

    Bob Sanders was losing his helmet stripe last night. Another piece came off on the front side too, but I can’t find any pics of it…

  • LI Phil | December 10, 2007 at 11:52 pm |

    [quote]hey, those prison-issue hooped jumpsuits just might look better than the Falcons’ uniforms[/quote]

    or those prison-issue hush puppies

  • iowaboy | December 11, 2007 at 12:47 am |

    In Saturday’s NCAA women’s volleyball quarterfinals, Penn State defeated Brigham Young… with both teams wearing the same uniforms.

    Well, almost: the exact same Nike template and the same colors, with Penn State in the home whites and BYU in the visitor’s darks. The same diagonal shirt design, same names and numbers in same places, same front placement of team logo and dreaded swoosh.

    As Paul mentioned in today’s column, volleyball liberos wear contrasting uniforms to the rest of their team. The result in this game was that each team’s libero wore the very same uniform as the other team, with the only apparent exceptions being the team name on the shirt back and tiny team logo on the shirt front.

    There’s a Flash photo gallery of Saturday’s match here. For more detail, see these earlier separate shots of Penn State here with libero #4, and here, and Brigham Young here and here.

  • spencer | December 11, 2007 at 1:17 am |

    I actually like the black detriot jerseys and i agree that dallas’s pants looked like garbage on sunday.

    The throwback bills jerseys are by far the best jerseys in the nfl, it is weird i never noticed the back of the helmet thing.

  • T.J. | December 11, 2007 at 1:31 am |

    Observation not related to anything:

    I was poking around on the LSU Tigers shop page on Yahoo, and they sell a gold replica jersey. Does anyone know if LSU actually has a gold jersey as part of their set, or if they have in recent memory?

    I know occasionally a team has an alternate jersey that just never gets worn (I believe Purdue may have had a gold jersey in 2004 that was never worn, as they had gone “Back in Black” early in 2003)

  • Nick | December 11, 2007 at 4:35 am |

    [quote comment=”184572″]Man, why all the hate on Detroit’s alts? Yeah, black is overused, but the black, blue, silver looks pretty sharp. Better than say, Baltimore’s all black unitard look.
    And add me to the “Bills-should-keep-their-throwback-look-full-time” crowd. (and blank rear helmets!)[/quote]

    THE LIONS BLACK JERSEYS ARE AMONG
    THE WORST EVER WORN IN THE NFL !!!

    SHABBY, UNIMAGINATIVE, TRENDY, CHEAP, SHOULD BE DONATED TO A FELON-WANNABEE TEAM OF WHITEBOY GANGSTA WANNABEES

  • Nick | December 11, 2007 at 4:51 am |

    [quote comment=”184890″]Observation not related to anything:

    I was poking around on the LSU Tigers shop page on Yahoo, and they sell a gold replica jersey. Does anyone know if LSU actually has a gold jersey as part of their set, or if they have in recent memory?

    I know occasionally a team has an alternate jersey that just never gets worn (I believe Purdue may have had a gold jersey in 2004 that was never worn, as they had gone “Back in Black” early in 2003)[/quote]

    Purdue wore Gold jerseys for One and one half seasons under Joe Tiller, but the gold was that piss-poor “Vegas Gold” that was so light in color that it really did not work. tiller then switched back to black jerseys – you can occasionally find a Purdue gold one on Ebay or at collegejersey.com

    LSU has occasionally worn a yellow-gold jersey on two or three occasions in the past 8-9 years – most notably when Vandy refused to allow the home team (LSU) to wear white at the LSU home game against them.

    The LSU gold jersey DOES NOT have the UCLA stripes, but is a plain shouldered, stipeless jersey.

    The NCAA rules require that a home team wear the dark jersey, or that the visiting team grant permission to the home team requesting to wear white at home. The LSU opponents almost always grant LSU’s request.

    On the Vandy game occasion, Vandy refused LSU’s request because LSU hired away their coach, Gerry DiNardo, on the year before and Vandy sought to spite LSU for hiring him away. DiNardo disliked purple jerseys and ordered gold jerseys patterned after LSU’s BASEBALL (!) team that had won the College World Series earlier that year.

    A year later LSU wore gold jerseys against Florida at a Florida home game because Spurrier requested that the Gators be allowed to wear white at home, and LSU returned the favor given that Spurrier always allowed LSU to do the same.

    LSU wore gold jerseys with WHITE numerals for the Vandy game and later in the Independence Bowl vs. Notre Dame – who wore navy blue jerseys vs. LSU’s gold. The visability of the white numerals over yellow-gold was poor, and the gold jerseys worn for the Florida game 1-2 years later had purple numerals.

    LSU has not worn gold jerseys with UCLA stripes in my memory, but that look would look pretty sharp with gold helmets and white pants.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | December 11, 2007 at 8:02 am |

    [quote comment=”184874″][quote comment=”184873″]here it is:

    Roddy White

    fucker[/quote]
    Doesn’t exactly carry the same weight as ‘Free Nelson Mandela’.[/quote]

    that t shirt, ahem, tribute, makes me appreciate clinton portis’ tribute to sean taylor that much more.

  • Kyle at IU | December 11, 2007 at 8:46 am |

    Hopefully I got this one in before Paul submits this morning’s (12/11) blog. Indiana will be adding the white stripes from their throwback onto their normal helmet for the Insight Bowl, and possibly into next year.

    Link

  • joe | December 11, 2007 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”184832″][quote comment=”184788″]The link to the site with the old stadiums brought a tear to my eye, There are so many shots of old chicago stadium that i had never seen before. I miss the old barn.

    Really? ewwwwwwwwwwwww.

    based on your nick, i assume you didn’t like watching the rangers get hammered there.

    Amen brother. What an amazing place to see a hockey game. The crowd noise would literally blow your hair up. During the Jordan glory years of the early ’90s, Chicago Tribune collumnist Bob Verdi summed the difference between Bulls crowds and Blackhawks crowds perfectly.

    Bulls fans go to the games to be seen. Blackhawks fans go to the games to be heard.”

    Man, I miss that.[/quote]

    Please no. I’m a Devils fan. I enjoy seeing the Rangers get hammered anywhere. But I saw 2 Blackhawks games there in the late 80’s. I didn’t see much charm. Then again I see charm in Shea Stadium and I know most out of towners don’t[/quote]
    heck in the old barn you were almost sitting closer to the ice than the players on the bench. It was not as comfortable as the new place but it was a way better place to watch the game.

  • sebastian | December 12, 2007 at 2:28 am |

    Re: new Bears, Grizzlies logos

    What’s the deal with all the new logos and redesigns looking exactly the same— over-designed, at least three colors used to color the same object (no flat color), very large and a blatantly- digitally- designed feel to them.