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Uni Watch Road Trip Report: Boston

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New ESPN column today — here’s the link.

Meanwhile: By the time you read this, I’ll be in the midst of a three-hour periodontal procedure that’s likely to leave me in a Very Bad Mood. So let’s turn our thoughts to happier times — specifically, to last Thursday, when a gaggle of intrepid Uni Watch readers came out on a cold Boston night, leading to one of the best Uni Watch gatherings yet. Here’s a rundown of who was there:

• Here’s Ed Cooney, wearing his jersey from the Irish national baseball team, for which he served as the third base coach during the 2006 European Qualifier. Ed was, I believe, the only person in attendance who wore his jersey tucked in.

• My heartfelt thanks to the two Boston journalists who stopped by, beginning with Michael Marotta, who wrote a preview of the event for the Boston Herald (and who augmented his Nordiques jersey with a Devils tattoo). The other scribe in attendance was Danielle Dreilinger, who was covering the party for the Globe (I think her story will be running either this weekend or the weekend after that). Her gorgeous Milwaukee Braves jersey is a game-used original, and was on loan from her uncle.

• I got a big kick out of Ryan Hickox showing up in his Yale rugby shirt, because it was the basis for his Uni Watch membership card — first time we’ve had that happen at one of these gatherings.

• At first glance, Brandon Vogel didn’t appear to be wearing anything uni-related. But he was proud of his belt buckle, which he wore as a shout-out to bench coach Bryan Redemske (who lives in Omaha, natch).

Patrick Padden wore a super-cool early-’60s Holy Cross hoops jacket, which his father stole from the fieldhouse back in the day. Underneath, he had an Irish rugby jersey, complete with the team’s URL on the rear collar.

Prettiest jersey of the night, as modeled by Tim Haley.

• Here are Dana Prey and Casey Hart. Dana went to great pains to point out that she’d made her Bears T-shirt herself (appropriate, given her membership card).

• There were several good shoulder patches, including this one, worn by Jim Pericotti (better known in the comments section as Original Jim; note the unusual “R” on the NOB), and this one, worn by Duffy Moran.

Andrew Ferguson didn’t have to get a personalized jersey — he simply got himself a D’Brickashaw Ferguson jersey. (As an aside: Andrew’s buddy Daryl Conlin, who isn’t a Uni Watch reader, happened to be wearing argyle, which was the primary topic of discussion on the blog that day.)

• I don’t mean to give short shrift to Scott Imus (wearing an English national soccer jersey), Rob Caridad (New Jersey Jackals, from the Can-Am League), Andy Chalifour (Bridgeport Bluefish), or Kevin Gilbert (I’d forgotten that Herschel Walker played for the Eagles) — I just don’t remember enough of what we talked about, because the beers were kicking in pretty nicely at that point, so I don’t have any anecdotes to share. Sorry, guys. Even worse, I apparently neglected to write down this person‘s name — little help..?

Big thanks to all who came out — I had a blast. Hope you did too.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Yesterday’s lead item about Tennessee-Martin led Alex Warner to look at the school’s logo which incorporates the shape of Tennessee — I like. … Is that just a shadow, or a grass stain, or did this official not make it to the loo on time? You can decide for yourself, but somebody else already has (with thanks to Mike Murray). … Bob Stokas reports that the Loyola Chicago hoops team will wear 1960s uniforms this Saturday. … I’m having a hard time believing this, but Gaurav Rajput reports that MLB 08 for Playstation 3 has just a slight design error for the Yankees’ uniforms. Can that be for real, or is it just a Photoshop job? … Ever hear of the North American Football League? Me neither, but apparently it’s a minor league with some seriously weird unis, as you can see in these pics of the Virginia Kings and the Maryland Marauders (with thanks to Stefan Schubert). … Ron Paul is gonna get about 14 votes in all the GOP primaries combined, but maybe that total would go up if voters knew about his fine taste in diamond attire (nice find by Greg McMillin). … Between Liverpool’s sponsor-free jerseys and Marseille’s peach melba color scheme, that was some match yesterday (with thanks to Nicole Haase and Keith Lumpp).

But don’t get any ideas about a coup d’etat: Since I’ll be under general anesthesia during this morning’s torture session, we’ve invoked the Uni Watch equivalent of the 25th Amendment, Section 3, which means Al Haig Bryan is temporarily in charge. So if you’ve got any site-related issues that need addressing, contact him. Ticker material can still come to me.

 

189 comments to Uni Watch Road Trip Report: Boston

  • Matt Lesser | December 12, 2007 at 9:08 am |

    Paul,
    Let’s have a Uni Watch party in Cincinnati sometime. That oughta make up for leaving that guy in the Reds jersey out…

  • derek | December 12, 2007 at 9:11 am |

    What was wrong with the yankees jersey, i cant view the site because it is blocked at my school. Could someone please describe what is wrong with it?

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

    [quote comment=”185386″]Paul,
    Let’s have a Uni Watch party in Cincinnati sometime. That oughta make up for leaving that guy in the Reds jersey out…[/quote]
    Come to Montreal first!
    The link to the Yankees “error” results in an…error. Anybody care to link elsewhere so we can see it?

  • Robert | December 12, 2007 at 9:13 am |

    I love the Harry Husker belt buckle. It was a sad day when Harry was unceremoniously kicked to the curb and replaced with the godawful Herbie Husker.

  • Dwight | December 12, 2007 at 9:17 am |

    Rumor here in Houston that Texans go red on red tonight vs. Broncos. FYI.

  • Caknuck | December 12, 2007 at 9:19 am |

    Is Ron Paul sporting a FNOB?

  • Mark in Shiga | December 12, 2007 at 9:19 am |

    Just copy the URL to your clipboard and then paste it into the address field in your browser. Whoever is hosting it is forbidding people from linking to it, so you’ll have to get to it the “hard” way.

    If you still can’t see it… there’s a number underneath the “NY” logo. I had been fearing that it would be something worse, like names on the jerseys. That would put me off whatever game they were selling, no question.

  • Chip B | December 12, 2007 at 9:21 am |

    I just found this interesting mis-spelling on ebay:

  • Nolan | December 12, 2007 at 9:21 am |

    [quote comment=”185387″]What was wrong with the yankees jersey, i cant view the site because it is blocked at my school. Could someone please describe what is wrong with it?[/quote]

    They show ARod with a front number.

  • Chitown Joe | December 12, 2007 at 9:21 am |

    The Cubs will be having a Turn Back the Clock Night to celebrate their 60th anniversary on WGN and will be outfitted in 1948 replicas.

    source : The Pantagraph

  • Kyle O. | December 12, 2007 at 9:22 am |

    The link to the Yankee uniform does not work.

    Also, the ) on number 90’s uniform in the football league is coming off.

  • LI Phil | December 12, 2007 at 9:23 am |

    [quote comment=”185395″]Just copy the URL to your clipboard and then paste it into the address field in your browser. Whoever is hosting it is forbidding people from linking to it, so you’ll have to get to it the “hard” way.

    If you still can’t see it… there’s a number underneath the “NY” logo. I had been fearing that it would be something worse, like names on the jerseys. That would put me off whatever game they were selling, no question.[/quote]

    thanks…that’s um…awful…they got it right, down to the final year of the “old” yankee stadium patch on the left shoulder, then that little ‘oversight’

  • Tim O. | December 12, 2007 at 9:24 am |

    Is anyone else really bothered by soccer uniforms with the crest in the center of the shirt like liverpool’s? Just doesn’t look right.

  • ryan c #40 | December 12, 2007 at 9:25 am |

    i never realized until yesterdays comments that only 2 teams in the nfl have numbers on the front of their helmets… (first one to name both wins… unless i’m wrong and there are more than just 2! haha)

  • ryan c #40 | December 12, 2007 at 9:25 am |

    http://www.misterhab...
    USFL (1983-85) BALTIMORE STARS… helmet logo look familiar??? interesting!

    also, it’s interesting to see team names from defunct leagues, that appear now. examples: chicago fire, houston texans (a few times), memphis grizzlies,

    one last note: looks like the columbus destroyers of the afl has one of the coolest logos going! simple enough, and nice color scheme. nothing overly cartoony or fancy!

  • Patrick | December 12, 2007 at 9:26 am |

    Kudos to Paul for putting that together. I had a blast, made the blog, and was foggy the next day at work.

  • Jim | December 12, 2007 at 9:29 am |

    Any chance of a Detroit area Uniwatch gathering?

  • dgc | December 12, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    Not uni-related, but tonight’s Caps game is 80s Night and the first 5000 fans get red mullet wigs. There’s a picture on the Caps’ website. I think it looks it if you made two pigtails from the wig, you can make your own Wendy’s commercial.

  • josh's twin | December 12, 2007 at 9:34 am |

    i never realized until yesterdays comments that only 2 teams in the nfl have numbers on the front of their helmets… (first one to name both wins… unless i’m wrong and there are more than just 2! haha)

    Giants and Steelers, right?

  • Dwight | December 12, 2007 at 9:36 am |

    [quote comment=”185391″]Rumor here in Houston that Texans go red on red tonight vs. Broncos. FYI.[/quote]

    http://www.houstonte...

  • Shane | December 12, 2007 at 9:38 am |

    Hey Paul,

    UT-M’s logo is just the logo for the entire UT system with a splash of blue thrown in. Still one of my fav’s, I wished UT-K used it more but I suppose the “power T” is more recognizable across the country.

  • Bob H | December 12, 2007 at 9:42 am |

    I like the look of the soccer crest in the middle of the chest as long as the manufacture logo and the uniform number balances out. The center logo has to be bookended with the other stuff to keep it all in balance.

  • Justin | December 12, 2007 at 9:42 am |

    That UT logo isn’t just the logo for UT-Martin, its the logo for the entire UT system, including Martin, Chattanooga and Knoxville (There are probably more, I just know those off the top of my head)

  • Anthony Verna | December 12, 2007 at 9:43 am |

    DP showed up? Shouldn’t you have been studying, Dana?

  • Mark in Shiga | December 12, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    Check this out: Inter Milan and their red-cross-emblazoned jerseys are being sued by a Muslim lawyer who finds them offensive.

    Not only that, but he wants to have the result of a previous match annulled!

    “Mr Kaska said he was not only seeking damages but was also appealing to Uefa to annul the match, which Inter won 3-0. “That cross only brings one thing to mind – the symbol of the Templar Knights,” he said. “It made me think immediately of the bloody days of the past. While I was watching the game I felt profound grief in my soul.” Mr Kaska told the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia that the cross symbolised “Western racist superiority over Islam”.

    Petition for it to change next season, fine, but to sue a team for using the symbol of their city on the jerseys because it resembles a symbol from almost a millennium ago?

    (Obviously, if he wants to sue someone for using symbols from the Crusades, he should target whoever designed those “Knights” uniforms in “Any Given Sunday”. I could see a judge going along with that, you know?)

  • ross | December 12, 2007 at 9:53 am |

    [quote comment=”185409″]i never realized until yesterdays comments that only 2 teams in the nfl have numbers on the front of their helmets… (first one to name both wins… unless i’m wrong and there are more than just 2! haha)

    Giants and Steelers, right?[/quote]

    Steelers have front and back numbers. Are they the only ones?

  • Luther Mahoney | December 12, 2007 at 9:55 am |

    Danielle Dreilinger uncle’s jersey is actually
    a Boston Braves jersey. There is no number on the front of the jersey. It is a beautiful jersey but,
    where is the indian head patch on the left sleeve?

  • dm00n [Doug] | December 12, 2007 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”185406″]Any chance of a Detroit area Uniwatch gathering?[/quote]

    Good idea, too bad the Lindell AC is gone though, would have been the best spot for it.

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

    Did anyone notice the official whose knickers were stained is the famous Phil Luckett, he of the Thanksgiving coin toss or Vinny Testaverde’s touchdown that really wasn’t a touchdown? Or, did Luckett soil himself at the thought of Randy Moss running over him, much the way Joe Horn did several years ago?

  • Robert | December 12, 2007 at 10:11 am |

    There were some posts a few days ago relating to Dusty Baker taking Edwin Encarnacion’s number 12 when Baker was hired to manage the Reds. A fan asked him about it at RedsFest, and he is his answer:

    “To tell you the truth, I didn’t take it from him. He gave it to me,” Baker said. “I guess it was out of respect or that I had this number for 40 years. I was willing to get another number with a combination of 12, actually. But he gave it to me before I could even ask for it. Since he did give it to me at no cost, I do owe him something. The better he plays, the more I’ll give him for the number.”

    http://cincinnati.re...

  • Chance | December 12, 2007 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”185398″][quote comment=”185387″]What was wrong with the yankees jersey, i cant view the site because it is blocked at my school. Could someone please describe what is wrong with it?[/quote]

    They show ARod with a front number.[/quote]

    They’re also using the wrong “NY” logo on the caps, but that’s an error probably carried over from the official MLB style guide.

  • Mike Engle | December 12, 2007 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”185401″][quote comment=”185395″]Just copy the URL to your clipboard and then paste it into the address field in your browser. Whoever is hosting it is forbidding people from linking to it, so you’ll have to get to it the “hard” way.

    If you still can’t see it… there’s a number underneath the “NY” logo. I had been fearing that it would be something worse, like names on the jerseys. That would put me off whatever game they were selling, no question.[/quote]

    thanks…that’s um…awful…they got it right, down to the final year of the “old” yankee stadium patch on the left shoulder, then that little ‘oversight'[/quote]
    They also have a Majestic logo on the left sleeve. I don’t think that’s supposed to be there.

  • Matt Powers | December 12, 2007 at 10:18 am |

    I’m a relative newbie but I”m hoping for a New York City Uni-Watch gathering considering I live only 15 to 20 minutes North of The George Washington Bridge, which coincidentally is within shouting distance of both Yankee and Shea stadiums. My father also, on his way to work , every day, woulf pass exit 16w on the New Jersey Turnpike, which to those in the know, is where the Meadowlands are!

  • tBone | December 12, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”185414″]That UT logo isn’t just the logo for UT-Martin, its the logo for the entire UT system, including Martin, Chattanooga and Knoxville (There are probably more, I just know those off the top of my head)[/quote]

    Right. I’m pretty sure I saw that logo in UT commercial during the SEC Championship Game. I thought that was pretty sharp.

  • Matt Powers | December 12, 2007 at 10:23 am |

    Any logo which uses the letters to conveyan image or vice versa is classic in my mind:

    http://www.cougarsin...

  • ryan c #40 | December 12, 2007 at 10:24 am |

    i never realized until yesterdays comments that only 2 teams in the nfl have numbers on the front of their helmets… (first one to name both wins… unless i’m wrong and there are more than just 2! haha)
    Giants and Steelers, right?
    Steelers have front and back numbers. Are they the only ones?

    the giants don’t have numbers on the back??? interesting!

  • Jordan | December 12, 2007 at 10:26 am |

    Surefire most popular custom jersey of 2008.

    (…and yes, he wore “1” with the Dragons.)

  • Matt Powers | December 12, 2007 at 10:27 am |

    Any logo which uses the letters to conveyan image or vice versa is classic in my mind:

    http://www.cougarsin...

    http://www.logodesig...

    http://milwaukee.bre...

    http://www.baseball-...

  • ryan c #40 | December 12, 2007 at 10:28 am |

    i’m jealous of the uni-watch gathering pictures!!!

    paul, you’re always welcome in pittsburgh… i know there are a few “yinzers” on here! LOL!

    and i think know he’d LOVE fatheads!
    https://www.fatheads...

  • Lauren | December 12, 2007 at 10:29 am |
  • Mark in Shiga | December 12, 2007 at 10:30 am |

    Jordan, supposedly he’s going to switch to #17 with the Cubs, though he might have to give few cases of beer to Mike Fontenot.

    I was willing to get another number with a combination of 12

    I wonder what numbers Dusty was thinking of. The only non-silly possibilities are 39 and 48, and Aaron Harang already has 39.

  • LI Phil | December 12, 2007 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”185439″]
    the giants don’t have numbers on the back??? interesting![/quote]

    sure they do

  • KT | December 12, 2007 at 10:34 am |

    Some interesting finds on a recent trip to two museums in Baltimore that are worth checking out.

  • Frank Mercogliano | December 12, 2007 at 10:34 am |

    No one mentioned that the Ron Paul picture is an example of FNOB….

    Frank

  • LI Phil | December 12, 2007 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”185448″]Jordan, supposedly he’s going to switch to #17 with the Cubs, though he might have to give few cases of beer to Mike Fontenot.

    I was willing to get another number with a combination of 12

    I wonder what numbers Dusty was thinking of. The only non-silly possibilities are 39 and 48, and Aaron Harang already has 39.[/quote]

    i was thinking “21” not multiples of 12

    39????

    you mean 36 ;)

  • Jordan | December 12, 2007 at 10:35 am |

    Good information on #17 Fukudome — I’m thinking of ordering a custom Bears jersey with Fukudome on the nameplate just to see if I can get it past the notoriously picky NFL.com filter.

  • Trevor Kruger | December 12, 2007 at 10:36 am |

    interesting ESPN article today. I wonder, with his passion for the Arena League, did he even attempt to make an Iowa Barnstormers helmet?

  • Mark in Shiga | December 12, 2007 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment=”185450″]

    i was thinking “21” not multiples of 12

    39????

    you mean 36 ;)[/quote]

    The way Dusty’s mind works, he could probably get 3 and 6 to add up to 12 somehow. Particularly when counting pitches.

  • Jordan | December 12, 2007 at 10:39 am |

    [quote comment=”185451″]Some interesting finds on a recent trip to two museums in Baltimore that are worth checking out.[/quote]

    Next time you’re in Charm City, you can check out the Lacrosse Hall of Fame at Hopkins’ Homewood Field which is another treasure trove. I believe they have a Jim Brown Syracuse jersey.

  • Rich | December 12, 2007 at 10:39 am |

    [quote comment=”185429″]Did anyone notice the official whose knickers were stained is the famous Phil Luckett, he of the Thanksgiving coin toss or Vinny Testaverde’s touchdown that really wasn’t a touchdown? Or, did Luckett soil himself at the thought of Randy Moss running over him, much the way Joe Horn did several years ago?[/quote]

    I remember the Testaverde call, but someone refresh my memory about the coin toss…?
    And that Texans red-on-red looks horrid.

  • Jordan | December 12, 2007 at 10:41 am |

    If a Detroit-area Uniwatch gathering ever comes together, I’d certainly make the drive down from Traverse City.

  • Mike Engle | December 12, 2007 at 10:42 am |

    • Patrick Padden wore a super-cool early-’60s Holy Cross hoops jacket, which his father stole from the fieldhouse back in the day. Underneath, he had an Irish rugby jersey, complete with the team’s URL on the rear collar.
    Oh. My. G-d. Mr. Lukas just complemented a purple piece of clothing. (And it doesn’t look like he “spilled” a glass of red wine on it!) This has to be a sign of the apocalypse…

  • Matt Lesser | December 12, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    The mis-linked Yankees photo:
    http://www.gaming-ag...
    Ridiculous.

  • Mike Engle | December 12, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”185455″][quote comment=”185429″]Did anyone notice the official whose knickers were stained is the famous Phil Luckett, he of the Thanksgiving coin toss or Vinny Testaverde’s touchdown that really wasn’t a touchdown? Or, did Luckett soil himself at the thought of Randy Moss running over him, much the way Joe Horn did several years ago?[/quote]

    I remember the Testaverde call, but someone refresh my memory about the coin toss…?
    And that Texans red-on-red looks horrid.[/quote]
    I saw that game on TV. Jerome Bettis said heads, but the ref heard tails (or vice versa), so the Steelers won the toss according to Bettis, but according to the ref, they lost the toss, and that miscue made the Steelers lose the game.
    The next week, Jamal Anderson and the Falcons came out with a cue card with “HEADS” written in big, bold, black letters.
    For better, for worse, or for no effect at all, captains now call before the toss as opposed to calling it in the air. But for the life of me, why doesn’t the NFL make special coins? Have each side depict a team logo, and whichever logo appears face up wins the toss. No calling required. Maybe that makes too much sense.

  • ryan c #40 | December 12, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    the jerome bettis thanksgiving coin toss???

    “HEA-TAILS, TAILS. I SAID TAILS!”

    LOL

  • Mike Engle | December 12, 2007 at 10:49 am |

    Flipped through the gallery, and clearly, the designers don’t Get It(tm) at all.
    Check out this picture, and spot the aesthetic error.

  • Jim | December 12, 2007 at 10:49 am |

    [quote comment=”185426″][quote comment=”185406″]Any chance of a Detroit area Uniwatch gathering?[/quote]

    Good idea, too bad the Lindell AC is gone though, would have been the best spot for it.[/quote]

    There would be tons of nice bars to have it in Detroit. We’d have to drag Paul out here first though….

  • Joey Guns | December 12, 2007 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment=”185460″]The mis-linked Yankees photo:
    http://www.gaming-ag...
    Ridiculous.[/quote]

    Two more things wrong with this picture…..

    1) The Yankees do not have the Majestic logo on their jerseys. They pay Majestic money just so they don’t have to display it.

    2) The underbrim of his hat is still grey.

    Also, the font on the TEX and NYY on the scoreboard looks awful!

  • Mike V. | December 12, 2007 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment=”185444″]i’m jealous of the uni-watch gathering pictures!!!

    paul, you’re always welcome in pittsburgh… i know there are a few “yinzers” on here! LOL!

    and i think know he’d LOVE fatheads!
    https://www.fatheads...
    For Sure!!!! That would be a great turnout. However, I wouldn’t be able to wear my Powder Blue Pens jersey b/c it has already been displayed by Tim Haley.

  • joe | December 12, 2007 at 10:52 am |

    why does only one player in the North American Football League pics have the spear on his helmet?

  • Rick | December 12, 2007 at 10:53 am |

    Here’s manny being manny………

    http://www.gaming-ag...

  • joe | December 12, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”185391″]Rumor here in Houston that Texans go red on red tonight vs. Broncos. FYI.[/quote]
    if only they were playing tonight.

  • Joey Guns | December 12, 2007 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”185466″][quote comment=”185460″]The mis-linked Yankees photo:
    http://www.gaming-ag...
    Ridiculous.[/quote]

    Two more things wrong with this picture…..

    1) The Yankees do not have the Majestic logo on their jerseys.

    They pay Majestic money just so they don’t have to display it.

    2) The underbrim of his hat is still grey.

    Also, the font on the TEX and NYY on the scoreboard looks awful![/quote]

    Interesting, no number on this Yankees jersey though:

    http://www.gaming-ag...

    OR

    http://www.gaming-ag...

  • Big L | December 12, 2007 at 11:00 am |

    Ate my post again… third try…

    Bulls-Sonics played last night. Bulls played exceptionally well, but the same cannot be said of either teams uni-selection.

  • Pat | December 12, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”185461″][quote comment=”185455″][quote comment=”185429″]Did anyone notice the official whose knickers were stained is the famous Phil Luckett, he of the Thanksgiving coin toss or Vinny Testaverde’s touchdown that really wasn’t a touchdown? Or, did Luckett soil himself at the thought of Randy Moss running over him, much the way Joe Horn did several years ago?[/quote]

    I remember the Testaverde call, but someone refresh my memory about the coin toss…?
    And that Texans red-on-red looks horrid.[/quote]
    I saw that game on TV. Jerome Bettis said heads, but the ref heard tails (or vice versa), so the Steelers won the toss according to Bettis, but according to the ref, they lost the toss, and that miscue made the Steelers lose the game.
    The next week, Jamal Anderson and the Falcons came out with a cue card with “HEADS” written in big, bold, black letters.
    For better, for worse, or for no effect at all, captains now call before the toss as opposed to calling it in the air. But for the life of me, why doesn’t the NFL make special coins? Have each side depict a team logo, and whichever logo appears face up wins the toss. No calling required. Maybe that makes too much sense.[/quote]

    Because they would have to make somewhere near 900 coins for all the games that could possibly be played. You’d have to make every combination of 2 teams possible. Which would not only cost them an inordinate amount of money but also be really really wasteful of the NFL’s money. They could probably use that in a better place.

    Plus, I’m pretty sure they already have a “special” coin. They don’t just go out there and toss a quarter.

  • joe | December 12, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”185416″]DP showed up? Shouldn’t you have been studying, Dana?[/quote]
    I realize its her initials but DPNATION can be taken soooooooo wrong.

  • Duckstyle | December 12, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”185476″][quote comment=”185461″][quote comment=”185455″][quote comment=”185429″]Did anyone notice the official whose knickers were stained is the famous Phil Luckett, he of the Thanksgiving coin toss or Vinny Testaverde’s touchdown that really wasn’t a touchdown? Or, did Luckett soil himself at the thought of Randy Moss running over him, much the way Joe Horn did several years ago?[/quote]

    I remember the Testaverde call, but someone refresh my memory about the coin toss…?
    And that Texans red-on-red looks horrid.[/quote]
    I saw that game on TV. Jerome Bettis said heads, but the ref heard tails (or vice versa), so the Steelers won the toss according to Bettis, but according to the ref, they lost the toss, and that miscue made the Steelers lose the game.
    The next week, Jamal Anderson and the Falcons came out with a cue card with “HEADS” written in big, bold, black letters.
    For better, for worse, or for no effect at all, captains now call before the toss as opposed to calling it in the air. But for the life of me, why doesn’t the NFL make special coins? Have each side depict a team logo, and whichever logo appears face up wins the toss. No calling required. Maybe that makes too much sense.[/quote]

    Because they would have to make somewhere near 900 coins for all the games that could possibly be played. You’d have to make every combination of 2 teams possible. Which would not only cost them an inordinate amount of money but also be really really wasteful of the NFL’s money. They could probably use that in a better place.

    Plus, I’m pretty sure they already have a “special” coin. They don’t just go out there and toss a quarter.[/quote]

    I doubt it would really cost that much to have the coins made, plus they could always auction them off, give that money to charities. But why not have it say home and away? Wouldn’t that do just fine?

  • dgc | December 12, 2007 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”185476″][quote comment=”185461″][quote comment=”185455″][quote comment=”185429″]Did anyone notice the official whose knickers were stained is the famous Phil Luckett, he of the Thanksgiving coin toss or Vinny Testaverde’s touchdown that really wasn’t a touchdown? Or, did Luckett soil himself at the thought of Randy Moss running over him, much the way Joe Horn did several years ago?[/quote]

    I remember the Testaverde call, but someone refresh my memory about the coin toss…?
    And that Texans red-on-red looks horrid.[/quote]
    I saw that game on TV. Jerome Bettis said heads, but the ref heard tails (or vice versa), so the Steelers won the toss according to Bettis, but according to the ref, they lost the toss, and that miscue made the Steelers lose the game.
    The next week, Jamal Anderson and the Falcons came out with a cue card with “HEADS” written in big, bold, black letters.
    For better, for worse, or for no effect at all, captains now call before the toss as opposed to calling it in the air. But for the life of me, why doesn’t the NFL make special coins? Have each side depict a team logo, and whichever logo appears face up wins the toss. No calling required. Maybe that makes too much sense.[/quote]

    Because they would have to make somewhere near 900 coins for all the games that could possibly be played. You’d have to make every combination of 2 teams possible. Which would not only cost them an inordinate amount of money but also be really really wasteful of the NFL’s money. They could probably use that in a better place.

    Plus, I’m pretty sure they already have a “special” coin. They don’t just go out there and toss a quarter.[/quote]

    They could always go with “Home team = Heads”. Or just have the home team logo on one side, NFL shield on the other.

  • Matt Lake | December 12, 2007 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”185465″]Flipped through the gallery, and clearly, the designers don’t Get It(tm) at all.
    Check out this picture, and spot the aesthetic error.[/quote]
    Varitek always shows sock. Plus he doesn’t wear a black glove, for that matter.

  • KT | December 12, 2007 at 11:12 am |

    In reality, the number is less than that as far as coins you’d have to make – Falcons-Saints is the same as Saints-Falcons.

    And given that many teams play other teams year-in and year-out, they’d get used a lot.

    Not saying they should do it. It would be easier to just mint one coin. Just sayin’ that you wouldn’t have to make 900 of them.

  • Matt Lake | December 12, 2007 at 11:12 am |

    [quote comment=”185470″]Here’s manny being manny………

    http://www.gaming-ag...
    2001 Manny, maybe…

  • Pat | December 12, 2007 at 11:14 am |

    [quote]I doubt it would really cost that much to have the coins made, plus they could always auction them off, give that money to charities. But why not have it say home and away? Wouldn’t that do just fine?[/quote]

    I’m sure it would. But the logos would not work. I’m willing to bet it would cost a good amount of money to have 900 coins with team logos engraved on them. Too much money for something so dumb.

    The NFL game coins work fine. If a team is calling heads or tails before the toss like they do now there should be no problem.

  • Mike | December 12, 2007 at 11:23 am |

    That Holy Cross jacket is sweet. I have to go up to the Hart Center now that I am finished with finals and snoop around a bit…

    Go Cross Go!

  • Jeffrey | December 12, 2007 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”185460″]The mis-linked Yankees photo:
    http://www.gaming-ag...
    Ridiculous.[/quote]

    You know, the number on front doesn’t look bad.

  • Ian K | December 12, 2007 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”185463″][quote comment=”185426″][quote comment=”185406″]Any chance of a Detroit area Uniwatch gathering?[/quote]

    Good idea, too bad the Lindell AC is gone though, would have been the best spot for it.[/quote]

    There would be tons of nice bars to have it in Detroit. We’d have to drag Paul out here first though….[/quote]

    Here:
    http://www.uniwatchb...
    Note “Level Six – Striped Stirrups”

  • Richie Rich | December 12, 2007 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”185441″]Surefire most popular custom jersey of 2008.

    (…and yes, he wore “1” with the Dragons.)[/quote]

    More than likely, Kosuke Fukudome will not wear “Fukudome” on his Jersey.

    It will probably just say “Kosuke” a la Ichiro

  • Jim | December 12, 2007 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”185494″][quote comment=”185463″][quote comment=”185426″][quote comment=”185406″]Any chance of a Detroit area Uniwatch gathering?[/quote]

    Good idea, too bad the Lindell AC is gone though, would have been the best spot for it.[/quote]

    There would be tons of nice bars to have it in Detroit. We’d have to drag Paul out here first though….[/quote]

    Here:
    http://www.uniwatchb...
    Note “Level Six – Striped Stirrups”[/quote]

    Damn, hopefully Paul will have to come to Detroit for work reason then.

  • ryan c #40 | December 12, 2007 at 11:36 am |

    “Because they would have to make somewhere near 900 coins for all the games that could possibly be played. You’d have to make every combination of 2 teams possible. Which would not only cost them an inordinate amount of money but also be really really wasteful of the NFL’s money. They could probably use that in a better place.”

    or have a coin “face” for each team, at each stadium that kinda twists and locks together. something like that. change them each game…

    by the way:

    “I realize its her initials but DPNATION can be taken soooooooo wrong”

    not to rip on anyone… but LMAO!

  • ryan c #40 | December 12, 2007 at 11:36 am |

    “Bulls-Sonics played last night. Bulls played exceptionally well, but the same cannot be said of either teams uni-selection”

    those sonics uni’s look GREAT!

  • JD | December 12, 2007 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”185485″][quote comment=”185470″]Here’s manny being manny………

    http://www.gaming-ag...
    2001 Manny, maybe…[/quote]
    My favorite part about that shot is how they reproduced the ads in Fenway (Coke, W.B. Mason, etc.) with generic ads that look just like the real ones at first glance. I wonder if they did the same thing with the Citgo sign…

  • Rich | December 12, 2007 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”185461″][quote comment=”185455″][quote comment=”185429″]Did anyone notice the official whose knickers were stained is the famous Phil Luckett, he of the Thanksgiving coin toss or Vinny Testaverde’s touchdown that really wasn’t a touchdown? Or, did Luckett soil himself at the thought of Randy Moss running over him, much the way Joe Horn did several years ago?[/quote]

    I remember the Testaverde call, but someone refresh my memory about the coin toss…?
    And that Texans red-on-red looks horrid.[/quote]
    I saw that game on TV. Jerome Bettis said heads, but the ref heard tails (or vice versa), so the Steelers won the toss according to Bettis, but according to the ref, they lost the toss, and that miscue made the Steelers lose the game.
    The next week, Jamal Anderson and the Falcons came out with a cue card with “HEADS” written in big, bold, black letters. [/quote]

    Thanks for that; I would’ve loved to see Jamal’s cue-card bit!

  • Eddie Jay | December 12, 2007 at 11:41 am |

    MLB2k7 has al kinda of innacurances, like he phillies having their current number font on their throwback jerseys (Like the burgundy 70s one), or like the citizens bank park logo in the stadium in the game being from 2004, Citzens Bank changed their logo in 2005, so theres no excuse, eh I dont even play the game that much, I’d rather play all star baseball 2005.

  • Jacob | December 12, 2007 at 11:42 am |

    that has to be crap on the refs pants…theyre playing on realturf. there arent any grass stains or dirt. shoo.

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

    [quote comment=”185416″]DP showed up? Shouldn’t you have been studying, Dana?[/quote]

    yeah yeah.. last one is tomorrow.

  • Dwight | December 12, 2007 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”185471″][quote comment=”185391″]Rumor here in Houston that Texans go red on red tonight vs. Broncos. FYI.[/quote]
    if only they were playing tonight.[/quote]

    Alright smart-ass! Thursday night!

  • Fez Whatley | December 12, 2007 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”185397″]I just found this interesting mis-spelling on ebay:[/quote]
    Cool find.

    I like the fact that they state this would be great for “any Maldonado collector”.

    Come on! THAT is humor!

  • Adrian Newman | December 12, 2007 at 11:50 am |

    Potential Uni-Related News Story

    Today, the Houston Astros picked up pitcher Ryan Houston off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. If he makes the team, and pitches wearing the road greys, he’ll have Houston on the front, and Houston on the back.

    Just something I think about when I’m home alone and the power goes out.

  • Jordan (not the same one as comment #37 | December 12, 2007 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”185448″]Jordan, supposedly he’s going to switch to #17 with the Cubs, though he might have to give few cases of beer to Mike Fontenot. [/quote]

    Mark – what’s your source on that? Love to read it first hand.

    Thanks.

  • Mark in Shiga | December 12, 2007 at 11:53 am |

    [quote comment=”185495″][quote comment=”185441″]Surefire most popular custom jersey of 2008.

    (…and yes, he wore “1” with the Dragons.)[/quote]

    More than likely, Kosuke Fukudome will not wear “Fukudome” on his Jersey.

    It will probably just say “Kosuke” a la Ichiro[/quote]

    If only the Cubs could just take the names off entirely…

  • Big L | December 12, 2007 at 11:53 am |

    [quote comment=”185503″][quote comment=”185471″][quote comment=”185391″]Rumor here in Houston that Texans go red on red tonight vs. Broncos. FYI.[/quote]
    if only they were playing tonight.[/quote]

    Alright smart-ass! Thursday night![/quote]
    Dang… beat me to the punch

  • Patrick | December 12, 2007 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”185410″][quote comment=”185391″]Rumor here in Houston that Texans go red on red tonight vs. Broncos. FYI.[/quote]

    http://www.houstonte...

    Maybe I completely missed it, but when did the Texans get red pants?

  • Dwight | December 12, 2007 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”185510″][quote comment=”185410″][quote comment=”185391″]Rumor here in Houston that Texans go red on red tonight vs. Broncos. FYI.[/quote]

    http://www.houstonte...

    Maybe I completely missed it, but when did the Texans get red pants?[/quote]

    Never have – that’s the news (other than the monocromatic look)

  • dilbert719 | December 12, 2007 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”185450″][quote comment=”185448″]Jordan, supposedly he’s going to switch to #17 with the Cubs, though he might have to give few cases of beer to Mike Fontenot.

    I was willing to get another number with a combination of 12

    I wonder what numbers Dusty was thinking of. The only non-silly possibilities are 39 and 48, and Aaron Harang already has 39.[/quote]

    i was thinking “21” not multiples of 12

    39????

    you mean 36 ;)[/quote]

    Phil, he was referring to “combinations”, not “multiples”. While 48 is both a multiple of 12 and a pair of numbers that add up to it (4+8=12, 12*4=48), he was thinking of numbers that add to 12: 39, 48, 57, 66, 75, 84, and 93.

  • dilbert719 | December 12, 2007 at 12:02 pm |

    And someone broke the italics, so let’s see if we can fix it.

  • Mike Engle | December 12, 2007 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”185506″]Potential Uni-Related News Story

    Today, the Houston Astros picked up pitcher Ryan Houston off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. If he makes the team, and pitches wearing the road greys, he’ll have Houston on the front, and Houston on the back.

    Just something I think about when I’m home alone and the power goes out.[/quote]

    Hope that turns off italics.
    Back to the Houston bit: Very true about the grays, but more likely, their softball reds that also have Houston on the front. How pathetic is it that last year’s September call-ups needed to have their road grays specially made because Craig Biggio wanted to wear the proper road uniform one final time? Hello! You’re a team! Your “style guide” is publicized! Wear your official uniform! (Don’t get me started on the Padres or the Mets…)

  • Gaurav Rajput | December 12, 2007 at 12:10 pm |

    Sorry about the link guys, here is the link to A-Rods jersey in MLB 08 for PlayStation 3… this created a big uproar on neogaf.com, which is the videogame equivalent of UniWatch. The game developer has since come out and stated that it was a Beta build of the game and the oversight will be corrected… Thanks for posting this Paul!! I’ll be sure to send you any more sports videogame uni stories!

    http://www.digitalup...

  • Bryan Redemske | December 12, 2007 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”185507″][quote comment=”185495″][quote comment=”185441″]Surefire most popular custom jersey of 2008.

    (…and yes, he wore “1” with the Dragons.)[/quote]

    More than likely, Kosuke Fukudome will not wear “Fukudome” on his Jersey.

    It will probably just say “Kosuke” a la Ichiro[/quote]

    If only the Cubs could just take the names off entirely…[/quote]

    They already did that — 2005 and 2006. It looked strange.

  • LI Phil | December 12, 2007 at 12:19 pm |

    italics off?

  • Chance | December 12, 2007 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”185517″]The game developer has since come out and stated that it was a Beta build of the game and the oversight will be corrected…
    http://www.digitalup...

    Which one? There are at least three there….

  • Xmas Cheer | December 12, 2007 at 12:27 pm |

    Apologies to Paul for the content, and to all for the lengthy transcription, but who remembers this great scene from the movie “Steel Magnolias?”

    (if, you, uh…, you know, you had to watch it with your girlfriend or your mom…not that there’s anything wrong with that…)


    [CLAREE (Olympia Dukakis), who has made herself the “color announcer” for the local football team, is in the room after the game with her broadcast partner BOB. OUISER (Shirley MacLaine) sits nearly pretending not to ogle the player’ bare backsides.]

    CLAREE: You know, Bob, it’s a shame the fans can’t be here to see the gorgeous new Devil uniforms.

    BOB: Uh…they’re lovely…

    CLAREE: I personally wouldn’t have chosen those white pants. They’re filthy. I would have chosen a darker color. Look at those grass stains.

    BOB: Well…it’s…hard to keep white clean when you’re tacking…

    CLAREE: But I just love the shirts, such a vibrant purple. Bob, would you call this color “grape” or “aubergine?”

    OUISER: SHUT UP!!!!

    CLAREE: What?

    OUISER: You’re makin’ a fool out of yourself, Claree!

    CLAREE: I am not!

    OUISER: This is football! All people want to hear about is touchdowns and injuries! They don’t give damn ’bout that grape sh**!!

    —-

  • JD | December 12, 2007 at 12:53 pm |

    The Yankees jersey has to be a photoshop mistake. It only appears in one of the sccreen shots. However, the Majestic logo on the Red Sox jersey is red; in reality, it’s navy blue.

  • thid | December 12, 2007 at 12:53 pm |

    I remember playing a baseball game for PS1 a long time ago (don’t remember the game), but it had names on the back of the Yanks’ jerseys. I could only play for an inning or two before I had to turn it off.

    Speaking of the 2008 Yankees, any word on whether they’re going to wear that “final season” patch on their caps this year? I thought wearing the 100th anniversary patch on the caps in 2003 was crazy.

  • Zack | December 12, 2007 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”185518″][quote comment=”185507″][quote comment=”185495″][quote comment=”185441″]Surefire most popular custom jersey of 2008.

    (…and yes, he wore “1” with the Dragons.)[/quote]

    More than likely, Kosuke Fukudome will not wear “Fukudome” on his Jersey.

    It will probably just say “Kosuke” a la Ichiro[/quote]

    If only the Cubs could just take the names off entirely…[/quote]

    They already did that — 2005 and 2006. It looked strange.[/quote]

    I really liked the way the Cubbies looked without NOB, same with the Dodgers. I’m a Pirates fan myself and think it would be pretty cool if they took the names off of their jerseys too.

    Oh and also it would be great if they get rid of those red jerseys for next season too, those things are horrible.

  • Kek | December 12, 2007 at 1:01 pm |

    Story on the retro jerseys being hot this Christmas in Pittsburgh (both Steelers and Pens) http://www.post-gaze...

    Also, loved the Page 2 piece today. As a member of a few helmet collecting I’ve been aware Mr. Jones but man, AIFL gumball helmets!!! Even my hometown Johnstown Riverhawks. Never thought I’d see that team on a gumball helmet.

    Collecting gumball helmets was one of my first collections aside from baseball cards. I still pump a few quarters outside the grocery store when I see the new ones. (I’ll have to get around to taking some pictures of my collection).

    Living in Pittsburgh now, I would definitely be interested.

  • James Craven | December 12, 2007 at 1:07 pm |

    “Turn Back the Clock night? With 1948 uniforms?

    Did they really mean to say “Turn Back the Clock Day” in essence? And I remember the Cubbies wearing the ’48 roadies at The Vet back in ’92. They looked sharp.

  • Kek | December 12, 2007 at 1:07 pm |

    I guess I didn’t finish my post!!!

    Living in Pittsburgh now, I would definitely be interested in a uniwatch gathering.

  • Patrick | December 12, 2007 at 1:13 pm |

    That Holy Cross jacket is sweet. I have to go up to the Hart Center now that I am finished with finals and snoop around a bit…

    Go Cross Go

    Mike, check the attic of the field house, first. I think that’s were my dad got them. The Hart Center wasn’t built until my pops sophomore/junior year.

    I was telling Paul, and will have to get pictures that we have (I think my sister has it in her dorm) a Holy Cross #22 Kevin Stacom jersey. Stacom never played for HC, he transferred to Providence before any games. The jersey has Stacom’s name removed from the back, but there’s still rather noticeable “STACOM” on the back.

    Check it out, it’s probably in my sister’s room – basement of Alumni.

  • Patrick | December 12, 2007 at 1:13 pm |

    That Holy Cross jacket is sweet. I have to go up to the Hart Center now that I am finished with finals and snoop around a bit…

    Go Cross Go

    Mike, check the attic of the field house, first. I think that’s were my dad got them. The Hart Center wasn’t built until my pop’s sophomore/junior year.

    I was telling Paul, and will have to get pictures, that I have (I think my sister has it in her dorm) a Holy Cross #22 Kevin Stacom jersey. Stacom never played for HC, he transferred to Providence before any games. As such the jersey has Stacom’s name removed from the back, but there’s still rather noticeable “STACOM” on the back where the stitching held the letters down.

    Check it out, it’s probably in my sister’s room – basement of Alumni closest to the senior apartments.

  • Jason | December 12, 2007 at 1:14 pm |

    Ray Emery has a new mask featuring Muhammad Ali.

  • Mark in Shiga | December 12, 2007 at 1:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”185518″][quote comment=”185507″][quote comment=”185495″][quote comment=”185441″]Surefire most popular custom jersey of 2008.

    (…and yes, he wore “1” with the Dragons.)[/quote]

    More than likely, Kosuke Fukudome will not wear “Fukudome” on his Jersey.

    It will probably just say “Kosuke” a la Ichiro[/quote]

    If only the Cubs could just take the names off entirely…[/quote]

    They already did that — 2005 and 2006. It looked strange.[/quote]

    Bryan, I think it only looked strange because the numbers were positioned about an inch or two below where they should have been (because of that MLB logo on the collar?). If you moved them up a little, everything would look fine — they had numbers only for decades until the 1990s, and I actually like the addition of the red borders.

  • Jeremy | December 12, 2007 at 1:35 pm |

    Miguel Tejada has been traded to the Houston Astros. Number 10 is not in use, so it doesn’t look like there will be a controversy.

  • Danielle | December 12, 2007 at 1:36 pm |

    #27 by Luther Mahoney on 12.12.07 9:55 am |
    Danielle Dreilinger uncle’s jersey is actually
    a Boston Braves jersey. There is no number on the front of the jersey. It is a beautiful jersey but,
    where is the indian head patch on the left sleeve?

    According to my uncle Alan, it’s coach Riddle’s jersey from the 1957 World Series. A. thinks it’s a leftover Boston jersey that got trucked over to Milwaukee. He removed the Milwaukee # to conform with the Boston style, and says someone removed the patch before he bought the jersey 30 years ago.

  • Original Jim | December 12, 2007 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”185465″]Flipped through the gallery, and clearly, the designers don’t Get It(tm) at all.
    Check out this picture, and spot the aesthetic error.[/quote]

    Easy…umpires do not wear red cages on their masks.

  • ryan c #40 | December 12, 2007 at 1:53 pm |

    hey pittsburghers, or people in the pittsburgh t.v. market… did any of you catch the “in my own words with mike ditka” on fsn? they showed a scene with ricky williams playing for the saints. his jersey had FNOB. i saw it on tv at the mall, and when i tried to dvr the replay, all i got was the backyard brawl stuff. pretty interesting, i don’t know if paul mentioned it on here or not. i’ll still try to get a screen grab…

    and yes, i would LOVE to see the pirates home jerseys with no NOB!!! love the red jerseys for some reson though…

  • Andrew Ferguson | December 12, 2007 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”185405″]Kudos to Paul for putting that together. I had a blast, made the blog, and was foggy the next day at work.[/quote]

    I feel your pain that next day was the most unproductive day I have ever had, but I get to show off making the blog to my co-workers today

  • Jeff | December 12, 2007 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”185443″]Any logo which uses the letters to conveyan image or vice versa is classic in my mind:

    http://www.cougarsin...

    http://www.logodesig...

    http://milwaukee.bre...

    http://www.baseball-...

    Lamar High School from Arlington, Tx

  • Jeffrey | December 12, 2007 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”185562″][quote comment=”185443″]Any logo which uses the letters to conveyan image or vice versa is classic in my mind:

    http://www.cougarsin...

    http://www.logodesig...

    http://milwaukee.bre...

    http://www.baseball-...

    Lamar High School from Arlington, Tx[/quote]

    That Expos logo always threw me…For years I never realised that was an “M”. It confused me, like the “U” on the Miami Hurricanes’ helmets.

  • random reader | December 12, 2007 at 2:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”185475″]

    Bulls-Sonics played last night. Bulls played exceptionally well, but the same cannot be said of either teams uni-selection.[/quote]

    How could someone not like those Bulls jerseys? Those are far better than those black alternates they wear with “CHICAGO” on the front.

  • Kek | December 12, 2007 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”185557″]hey pittsburghers, or people in the pittsburgh t.v. market… did any of you catch the “in my own words with mike ditka” on fsn? they showed a scene with ricky williams playing for the saints. his jersey had FNOB. i saw it on tv at the mall, and when i tried to dvr the replay, all i got was the backyard brawl stuff. pretty interesting, i don’t know if paul mentioned it on here or not. i’ll still try to get a screen grab…

    and yes, i would LOVE to see the pirates home jerseys with no NOB!!! love the red jerseys for some reson though…[/quote]
    Haven’t seen the Ditka In My Own Words (I’m a rare western Pennsylvanian that doesn’t care for him that much… I know, I know, Aliquippa High, Pitt… I just think he’s a clown on TV and totally overrated as a coach.)

    This was mentioned on one of the FNOB posts. Here is the photo that ran with it.

    All i can say about the Backyard Brawl stuff is I could watch it ALL DAY LONG!!! Everytime it’s on I watch it.

    Hail to Pitt!

  • Philly Bill | December 12, 2007 at 2:27 pm |

    Still no one has identified the guy in the Reds jersey?

    [quote comment=”185456″][quote comment=”185450″]

    i was thinking “21” not multiples of 12

    39????

    you mean 36 ;)[/quote]

    The way Dusty’s mind works, he could probably get 3 and 6 to add up to 12 somehow. Particularly when counting pitches.[/quote]

    Or Prior surgeries. Ba-dum-CHA!

  • Jamikel | December 12, 2007 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”185443″]Any logo which uses the letters to conveyan image or vice versa is classic in my mind[/quote]

    You’d probably like my old high school’s logo, then. The Triton Hawks:

    http://wuaw.homestea...

    (apologies for the poorly rendered logo pulled from the school’s radio station site. It’s the best one I could find.)

  • Neil | December 12, 2007 at 2:48 pm |

    Thumbs up for the good showing of hockey jerseys at the Boston gathering…you don’t see very many Catamounts jerseys around.

    Was the Nords captain’s jersey a P. Stastny? If so, I have its blue twin. A very underrated style.

  • LI Phil | December 12, 2007 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”185512″][quote comment=”185450″][quote comment=”185448″]Jordan, supposedly he’s going to switch to #17 with the Cubs, though he might have to give few cases of beer to Mike Fontenot.

    I was willing to get another number with a combination of 12

    I wonder what numbers Dusty was thinking of. The only non-silly possibilities are 39 and 48, and Aaron Harang already has 39.[/quote]

    i was thinking “21” not multiples of 12

    39????

    you mean 36 ;)[/quote]

    Phil, he was referring to “combinations”, not “multiples”. While 48 is both a multiple of 12 and a pair of numbers that add up to it (4+8=12, 12*4=48), he was thinking of numbers that add to 12: 39, 48, 57, 66, 75, 84, and 93.[/quote]

    thanks dilbert…god i hate when work interferes with reading UW…

    and to my boss: i’ll be happy to make these unnecessary changes to this irrelevant document

  • Jeffrey | December 12, 2007 at 2:58 pm |

    thanks dilbert…god i hate when work interferes with reading UW…

    and to my boss: i’ll be happy to make these unnecessary changes to this irrelevant document[/quote]

    lol, sounds like the movie “office space.”

  • Saru | December 12, 2007 at 2:59 pm |

    Check this out: Inter Milan and their red-cross-emblazoned jerseys are being sued by a Muslim lawyer who finds them offensive.

    Kind of absurd given that the Muslim in question is Turkish. The Muslim crescent appears all over Turkish soccer including professional clubs like Beşiktaş and even the national team.

    Also, many colors used in soccer have religious overtones, like Irish green. (NSFW version)

  • Justin B | December 12, 2007 at 3:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”185567″][quote comment=”185557″]hey pittsburghers, or people in the pittsburgh t.v. market… did any of you catch the “in my own words with mike ditka” on fsn? they showed a scene with ricky williams playing for the saints. his jersey had FNOB. i saw it on tv at the mall, and when i tried to dvr the replay, all i got was the backyard brawl stuff. pretty interesting, i don’t know if paul mentioned it on here or not. i’ll still try to get a screen grab…

    and yes, i would LOVE to see the pirates home jerseys with no NOB!!! love the red jerseys for some reson though…[/quote]
    Haven’t seen the Ditka In My Own Words (I’m a rare western Pennsylvanian that doesn’t care for him that much… I know, I know, Aliquippa High, Pitt… I just think he’s a clown on TV and totally overrated as a coach.)

    This was mentioned on one of the FNOB posts. Here is the photo that ran with it.

    All i can say about the Backyard Brawl stuff is I could watch it ALL DAY LONG!!! Everytime it’s on I watch it.

    Hail to Pitt![/quote]

    As a fellow Burgher I concur. Ditka is a chump, and he sucks on ESPN arguing with Keyshawn.

    A Pittsburgh Uni-watch gathering would be awesome. I’d probably have to break out my authentic Dermontti Dawson throwback for that.

    Oh yeah… Hail to Pitt

  • Breezy | December 12, 2007 at 3:14 pm |

    New Therma-Base jackets for MLB now available….enh http://shop.mlb.com/...

  • JoeS | December 12, 2007 at 3:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”185576″]Check this out: Inter Milan and their red-cross-emblazoned jerseys are being sued by a Muslim lawyer who finds them offensive.

    Kind of absurd given that the Muslim in question is Turkish. The Muslim crescent appears all over Turkish soccer including professional clubs like Beşiktaş and even the national team.

    Also, many colors used in soccer have religious overtones, like Irish green. (NSFW version)[/quote]
    The examples you give are very different. The red cross to Muslims represents the crusades (Christian holy war against Muslims for control of the holy land).

    It would be more akin to people being offended by a team using a swastika, even if the swastika was used as it’s original intention and not as a Nazi symbol.

    In this case, I think it would be understandable for people to get upset. And I don’t know much about the Muslim religion or the history of the red cross as used on Inter jerseys, but perhaps some thought is required before immediately saying that this story and lawsuit are absurd. It is at least arguable.

  • kj | December 12, 2007 at 3:23 pm |

    Today’s Rangers/Lyon Champions League match sees Rangers wearing all-white (with some blue shoulder trim) at home, while Lyon is wearing all-black.

    Aren’t you supposed to wear your colors at home? Hello?

  • Moose | December 12, 2007 at 3:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”185566″][quote comment=”185475″]

    Bulls-Sonics played last night. Bulls played exceptionally well, but the same cannot be said of either teams uni-selection.[/quote]

    How could someone not like those Bulls jerseys? Those are far better than those black alternates they wear with “CHICAGO” on the front.[/quote]

    Agreed….I remember when they were debuted in the mid-nineties. They flew off the shelves!! I always liked them, and still do. The knew “Chicago” ones look terrible.

  • ryan c #40 | December 12, 2007 at 3:49 pm |

    “hey pittsburghers, or people in the pittsburgh t.v. market… did any of you catch the “in my own words with mike ditka” on fsn? they showed a scene with ricky williams playing for the saints. his jersey had FNOB. i saw it on tv at the mall, and when i tried to dvr the replay, all i got was the backyard brawl stuff. pretty interesting, i don’t know if paul mentioned it on here or not. i’ll still try to get a screen grab…
    and yes, i would LOVE to see the pirates home jerseys with no NOB!!! love the red jerseys for some reson though…
    Haven’t seen the Ditka In My Own Words (I’m a rare western Pennsylvanian that doesn’t care for him that much… I know, I know, Aliquippa High, Pitt… I just think he’s a clown on TV and totally overrated as a coach.)
    This was mentioned on one of the FNOB posts. Here is the photo that ran with it.
    All i can say about the Backyard Brawl stuff is I could watch it ALL DAY LONG!!! Everytime it’s on I watch it.
    Hail to Pitt!
    As a fellow Burgher I concur. Ditka is a chump, and he sucks on ESPN arguing with Keyshawn.
    A Pittsburgh Uni-watch gathering would be awesome. I’d probably have to break out my authentic Dermontti Dawson throwback for that.
    Oh yeah… Hail to Pitt “

    Believe me, I was in the food court at robinson town center and it was on the big screen. Other than that, I have NO interest in Ditka (or other nfl “personalities” for that matter). Good Ricky pic though! That’s the same one they showed on that episode.

    Whelp, so far that’s 3 or 4 of us interested in a uni-watch gathering in Pittsburgh. How many more before we qualify??? Lol. At least, you have to fly out to see a “dirt” dawson throwback!

  • Moose | December 12, 2007 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”185576″]Check this out: Inter Milan and their red-cross-emblazoned jerseys are being sued by a Muslim lawyer who finds them offensive.

    Kind of absurd given that the Muslim in question is Turkish. The Muslim crescent appears all over Turkish soccer including professional clubs like Beşiktaş and even the national team.

    Also, many colors used in soccer have religious overtones, like Irish green. (NSFW version)[/quote]

    I believe that is because the crecent is represented on the Turkish flag. So, I suppose you could say its a “representation of a representation.”

  • DonD | December 12, 2007 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”185565″][quote comment=”185562″][quote comment=”185443″]Any logo which uses the letters to conveyan image or vice versa is classic in my mind:

    http://www.cougarsin...

    http://www.logodesig...

    http://milwaukee.bre...

    http://www.baseball-...

    Lamar High School from Arlington, Tx[/quote]

    That Expos logo always threw me…For years I never realised that was an “M”. It confused me, like the “U” on the Miami Hurricanes’ helmets.[/quote]
    Me too, I always wondered why the had elb on their hat. Then on day on game of they explained the Montreal Expo Baseball thing.

  • jake sorg | December 12, 2007 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”185503″][quote comment=”185471″][quote comment=”185391″]Rumor here in Houston that Texans go red on red tonight vs. Broncos. FYI.[/quote]
    if only they were playing tonight.[/quote]

    Alright smart-ass! Thursday night![/quote]

    Must’ve been a late of drinking with the laser tag team

  • Zach | December 12, 2007 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”185414″]That UT logo isn’t just the logo for UT-Martin, its the logo for the entire UT system, including Martin, Chattanooga and Knoxville (There are probably more, I just know those off the top of my head)[/quote]
    Here’s the link for the UT System. There are 5 schools.

  • j10 | December 12, 2007 at 5:03 pm |

    At the school where I work, we just had one of our uniform reps show up with those new MLB jackets. I actually thought they looked sharp. They were pretty comfortable as well.
    On a side note, I believe that our new football uni will be based on the USC style, pants and everything.

  • Chance | December 12, 2007 at 5:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”185594″][quote comment=”185565″][quote comment=”185562″][quote comment=”185443″]Any logo which uses the letters to conveyan image or vice versa is classic in my mind:

    http://www.cougarsin...

    http://www.logodesig...

    http://milwaukee.bre...

    http://www.baseball-...

    Lamar High School from Arlington, Tx[/quote]

    That Expos logo always threw me…For years I never realised that was an “M”. It confused me, like the “U” on the Miami Hurricanes’ helmets.[/quote]
    Me too, I always wondered why the had elb on their hat. Then on day on game of they explained the Montreal Expo Baseball thing.[/quote]

    And that’s why the Expos’ logo was lousy – it was extremely muddy.

    Interesting idea, terrible execution.

  • Nick | December 12, 2007 at 5:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”185557″]hey pittsburghers, or people in the pittsburgh t.v. market… did any of you catch the “in my own words with mike ditka” on fsn? they showed a scene with ricky williams playing for the saints. his jersey had FNOB. i saw it on tv at the mall, and when i tried to dvr the replay, all i got was the backyard brawl stuff. pretty interesting, i don’t know if paul mentioned it on here or not. i’ll still try to get a screen grab…

    and yes, i would LOVE to see the pirates home jerseys with no NOB!!! love the red jerseys for some reson though…[/quote]

    I’m a Saints season ticket holder from the Ditka era and for one year Ricky “Cheech y Chong” Williams did wear FNOB, as their wss another Williams on the team with first initial “R”.
    He wore it for awhile, maybe for the entire season. The year after we traded him to the Dolphins we acquired another Ricky Williams from Indy, a RB who also wore #34. If I am not mistaken, he chose not to wear the #34 at that time and eventually was let go by the Saints.

  • joe | December 12, 2007 at 5:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”185518″][quote comment=”185507″][quote comment=”185495″][quote comment=”185441″]Surefire most popular custom jersey of 2008.

    (…and yes, he wore “1” with the Dragons.)[/quote]

    More than likely, Kosuke Fukudome will not wear “Fukudome” on his Jersey.

    It will probably just say “Kosuke” a la Ichiro[/quote]

    If only the Cubs could just take the names off entirely…[/quote]

    They already did that — 2005 and 2006. It looked strange.[/quote]
    but they took them off in 05 and 06 only after putting them on just a few years before, it looks better w/o teh names the way it had been pre-2000’s

  • Saru | December 12, 2007 at 6:11 pm |

    In this case, I think it would be understandable for people to get upset. And I don’t know much about the Muslim religion or the history of the red cross as used on Inter jerseys, but perhaps some thought is required before immediately saying that this story and lawsuit are absurd. It is at least arguable.

    Then time for some radical changes in soccer uniforms including a number of other big clubs (Bacelona’s crest). I find it bizarre that someone gets so upset over what has become (in this context) an abstract symbol when compared to a derogatory symbol like Chief Wahoo. Even with that or the name “Redskins” I think a lawsuit is over the top.

    Soccer–especially Italian soccer–has so much more to be concerned about with hooligans and racism.

    I believe that is because the crecent is represented on the Turkish flag. So, I suppose you could say its a ‘representation of a representation.’

    Nope. Even though the history of the crescent (and star) are complex,the crescent is clearly a Muslim symbol in those examples. It is on the Turkish flag–and many, many other flags–because Turkey is a Muslim country.

  • Stuby | December 12, 2007 at 6:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”185551″]Miguel Tejada has been traded to the Houston Astros. Number 10 is not in use, so it doesn’t look like there will be a controversy.[/quote]
    I believe he prefers #4 like he wore with the A’s, which is also available in Houston I think. #4 is retired in Baltimore for Earl Weaver so he had to switch.

  • Gnu | December 12, 2007 at 6:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”185508″][quote comment=”185448″]Jordan, supposedly he’s going to switch to #17 with the Cubs, though he might have to give few cases of beer to Mike Fontenot. [/quote]

    Mark – what’s your source on that? Love to read it first hand.

    Thanks.[/quote]

    The video on PTI tonight had K-Fu wearing #17 with the Dragons, so I believe it.

  • Stuby | December 12, 2007 at 6:30 pm |

    Aaron Rowand has signed with the Giants, which means he will probably take Bobby Rayburn’s old number.

  • James Craven | December 12, 2007 at 6:46 pm |

    Well, I checked pressbox.mlb.com, and guess what?

    The 2008 Opening Day logo is the same as the 2007 Opening Day logo…and the 2006 Opening Day logo.

    Talk about going El Cheapo…

  • shaylen | December 12, 2007 at 7:13 pm |

    extremely interesting uni news guys. the HOUSTON astros just acquired Ryan HOUSTON so that should be interesting to watch. any other uni instances like this???

  • Corey | December 12, 2007 at 7:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”185589″]“hey pittsburghers, or people in the pittsburgh t.v. market… did any of you catch the “in my own words with mike ditka” on fsn? they showed a scene with ricky williams playing for the saints. his jersey had FNOB. i saw it on tv at the mall, and when i tried to dvr the replay, all i got was the backyard brawl stuff. pretty interesting, i don’t know if paul mentioned it on here or not. i’ll still try to get a screen grab…
    and yes, i would LOVE to see the pirates home jerseys with no NOB!!! love the red jerseys for some reson though…
    Haven’t seen the Ditka In My Own Words (I’m a rare western Pennsylvanian that doesn’t care for him that much… I know, I know, Aliquippa High, Pitt… I just think he’s a clown on TV and totally overrated as a coach.)
    This was mentioned on one of the FNOB posts. Here is the photo that ran with it.
    All i can say about the Backyard Brawl stuff is I could watch it ALL DAY LONG!!! Everytime it’s on I watch it.
    Hail to Pitt!
    As a fellow Burgher I concur. Ditka is a chump, and he sucks on ESPN arguing with Keyshawn.
    A Pittsburgh Uni-watch gathering would be awesome. I’d probably have to break out my authentic Dermontti Dawson throwback for that.
    Oh yeah… Hail to Pitt “

    Believe me, I was in the food court at robinson town center and it was on the big screen. Other than that, I have NO interest in Ditka (or other nfl “personalities” for that matter). Good Ricky pic though! That’s the same one they showed on that episode.

    Whelp, so far that’s 3 or 4 of us interested in a uni-watch gathering in Pittsburgh. How many more before we qualify??? Lol. At least, you have to fly out to see a “dirt” dawson throwback![/quote]

  • Dan | December 12, 2007 at 7:22 pm |

    Check this out: Inter Milan and their red-cross-emblazoned jerseys are being sued by a Muslim lawyer who finds them offensive.

    Kind of absurd given that the Muslim in question is Turkish. The Muslim crescent appears all over Turkish soccer including professional clubs like Beşiktaş and even the national team.

    Also, many colors used in soccer have religious overtones, like Irish green. (NSFW version)

    The examples you give are very different. The red cross to Muslims represents the crusades (Christian holy war against Muslims for control of the holy land).

    It would be more akin to people being offended by a team using a swastika, even if the swastika was used as it’s original intention and not as a Nazi symbol.

    In this case, I think it would be understandable for people to get upset. And I don’t know much about the Muslim religion or the history of the red cross as used on Inter jerseys, but perhaps some thought is required before immediately saying that this story and lawsuit are absurd. It is at least arguable.


    You could also make the arguement that it is supporting the red cross.

  • Corey | December 12, 2007 at 7:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”185638″][quote comment=”185589″]“hey pittsburghers, or people in the pittsburgh t.v. market… did any of you catch the “in my own words with mike ditka” on fsn? they showed a scene with ricky williams playing for the saints. his jersey had FNOB. i saw it on tv at the mall, and when i tried to dvr the replay, all i got was the backyard brawl stuff. pretty interesting, i don’t know if paul mentioned it on here or not. i’ll still try to get a screen grab…
    and yes, i would LOVE to see the pirates home jerseys with no NOB!!! love the red jerseys for some reson though…
    Haven’t seen the Ditka In My Own Words (I’m a rare western Pennsylvanian that doesn’t care for him that much… I know, I know, Aliquippa High, Pitt… I just think he’s a clown on TV and totally overrated as a coach.)
    This was mentioned on one of the FNOB posts. Here is the photo that ran with it.
    All i can say about the Backyard Brawl stuff is I could watch it ALL DAY LONG!!! Everytime it’s on I watch it.
    Hail to Pitt!
    As a fellow Burgher I concur. Ditka is a chump, and he sucks on ESPN arguing with Keyshawn.
    A Pittsburgh Uni-watch gathering would be awesome. I’d probably have to break out my authentic Dermontti Dawson throwback for that.
    Oh yeah… Hail to Pitt “

    Believe me, I was in the food court at robinson town center and it was on the big screen. Other than that, I have NO interest in Ditka (or other nfl “personalities” for that matter). Good Ricky pic though! That’s the same one they showed on that episode.

    Whelp, so far that’s 3 or 4 of us interested in a uni-watch gathering in Pittsburgh. How many more before we qualify??? Lol. At least, you have to fly out to see a “dirt” dawson throwback![/quote][/quote]
    Whoops sorry.
    I’ll make it 4-5. I may be 4 hours away from da burgh, but I never miss an excuse to go back!
    13-9 Hail to Pitt

  • Mike Engle | December 12, 2007 at 7:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”185628″][quote comment=”185551″]Miguel Tejada has been traded to the Houston Astros. Number 10 is not in use, so it doesn’t look like there will be a controversy.[/quote]
    I believe he prefers #4 like he wore with the A’s, which is also available in Houston I think. #4 is retired in Baltimore for Earl Weaver so he had to switch.[/quote]
    I can verify that Tejada prefers #4. He wanted to be #4 for the Dominican Republic in the WBC, but he was assigned #10. (A vast majority of MLB players wore their respective numbers for the WBC teams. In fact, I cannot think of any MLB player that needed a new number for the WBC.) ESPN mentioned that he probably could have switched to #4, but was compelled to keep #10 due to already made Tejada #10 merchandise.

  • James Craven | December 12, 2007 at 7:43 pm |

    That and the fact the Orioles retired #4 in honor of Earl Weaver.

  • LI Phil | December 12, 2007 at 7:46 pm |

    [quote]he probably could have switched to #4, but was compelled to keep #10 due to already made Tejada #10 merchandise.[/quote]

    [quote]That and the fact the Orioles retired #4 in honor of Earl Weaver[/quote]

    i think he meant #4 for the WBC, not #4 with the birds

  • Timmer | December 12, 2007 at 7:53 pm |

    Love the New Jersey Jackals jersey. I had no idea people owned Can-Am league jerseys.

  • Corey | December 12, 2007 at 8:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”185506″]Potential Uni-Related News Story

    Today, the Houston Astros picked up pitcher Ryan Houston off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. If he makes the team, and pitches wearing the road greys, he’ll have Houston on the front, and Houston on the back.

    Just something I think about when I’m home alone and the power goes out.[/quote]

    He should put Astros on his back.

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

    [quote comment=”185429″]Did anyone notice the official whose knickers were stained is the famous Phil Luckett, he of the Thanksgiving coin toss or Vinny Testaverde’s touchdown that really wasn’t a touchdown? Or, did Luckett soil himself at the thought of Randy Moss running over him, much the way Joe Horn did several years ago?[/quote]
    comment of the day right there

  • Michael Emody | December 12, 2007 at 8:27 pm |

    Yesterday, Paul mentioned teams that had similar or identical uniforms. I always thought the Cowboys old blue jerseys (before they added alot of silver) looked almost the same as the Los Angeles Rams blue jerseys from 66-72. Both were very similar during that period, though Dallas wore TV numbers on the shoulders, and silver pants. Also, the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills blue jerseys were almost the same in the 70’s, and again in the 90’s, when both teams shortened the sleeves.

  • Giancarlo | December 12, 2007 at 9:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”185637″]extremely interesting uni news guys. the HOUSTON astros just acquired Ryan HOUSTON so that should be interesting to watch. any other uni instances like this???[/quote]

    Yes: Ken Houston, Houston Oilers 1967-1972
    Almost: Jeff Feagles, Philadelphia Eagles.

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

    These are some top notch socks.
    http://www.collegehu...

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

    [quote comment=”185666″][quote comment=”185637″]extremely interesting uni news guys. the HOUSTON astros just acquired Ryan HOUSTON so that should be interesting to watch. any other uni instances like this???[/quote]

    Yes: Ken Houston, Houston Oilers 1967-1972
    Almost: Jeff Feagles, Philadelphia Eagles.[/quote]

    cubs: fukudome

  • Frankie | December 12, 2007 at 9:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”185631″]Aaron Rowand has signed with the Giants, which means he will probably take Bobby Rayburn’s old number.[/quote]

    And by Bobby Rayburn you mean Benito Santiago, right? Haha.

  • derek | December 12, 2007 at 9:22 pm |

    158[quote comment=”185670″][quote comment=”185666″][quote comment=”185637″]extremely interesting uni news guys. the HOUSTON astros just acquired Ryan HOUSTON so that should be interesting to watch. any other uni instances like this???[/quote]

    Yes: Ken Houston, Houston Oilers 1967-1972
    Almost: Jeff Feagles, Philadelphia Eagles.[/quote]

    cubs: fukudome[/quote]
    what do those have in common?

  • MJ Joe | December 12, 2007 at 9:39 pm |

    I didn’t know this blog had a Secretary of State who could claim to be in control here.

  • Lee | December 12, 2007 at 9:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”185582″][quote comment=”185576″]Check this out: Inter Milan and their red-cross-emblazoned jerseys are being sued by a Muslim lawyer who finds them offensive.

    Kind of absurd given that the Muslim in question is Turkish. The Muslim crescent appears all over Turkish soccer including professional clubs like Beşiktaş and even the national team.

    Also, many colors used in soccer have religious overtones, like Irish green. (NSFW version)[/quote]
    The examples you give are very different. The red cross to Muslims represents the crusades (Christian holy war against Muslims for control of the holy land).

    It would be more akin to people being offended by a team using a swastika, even if the swastika was used as it’s original intention and not as a Nazi symbol.

    In this case, I think it would be understandable for people to get upset. And I don’t know much about the Muslim religion or the history of the red cross as used on Inter jerseys, but perhaps some thought is required before immediately saying that this story and lawsuit are absurd. It is at least arguable.[/quote]

    1.) Turkey is not technically a Muslim country. there is no official religion. when a candidate ran for president that could have pushed the country to become a Muslim country, there were massive protests. Turkey is proud to be secularist.

    2.) The Cross of St. George is on Inter’s away kit because it is their centennial, and that is the kit that represents that. if you look at crest of Milan you’ll see the cross of st. george there. it was on the back of the kit last year, and is part of the ac milan crest. so inter put the cross on their kit to symbolize their chant of “Milano Siamo Noi” (We Are Milan). its a source of pride for interista, and the Curva Nord, as can be seen in some of their coreos.

  • Jeff Morris | December 12, 2007 at 9:55 pm |

    Why are the Houston Rockets wearing red at home (with Detroit in white)? I thought they never wore their non-white/home jerseys in the NBA, even though this is a throwback.

  • Scott Andrews | December 12, 2007 at 9:56 pm |

    I’m watching the Vandy/DePaul game right now. DePaul’s unis are sick. Does anyone have any idea where I can get a pair of their shorts? I checked their bookstore, and tried every option I could think of on Google, but so far, no luck. Any ideas? Thanks!

  • derek | December 12, 2007 at 10:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”185679″]I’m watching the Vandy/DePaul game right now. DePaul’s unis are sick. Does anyone have any idea where I can get a pair of their shorts? I checked their bookstore, and tried every option I could think of on Google, but so far, no luck. Any ideas? Thanks![/quote]
    Try ebay, thats all i can think of.

  • Clay Cartwright | December 12, 2007 at 10:14 pm |

    The Houston Rockets are wearing throwbacks from the 80s and early 90s tonight. Odd though that they are at home in the Toyota Center but they’re wearing the old red road jerseys with “Houston” on them instead of the home whites with “Rockets” on the front. I loved these unis. Brings back great memories of the Hakeem days and the two championships.

  • Stuby | December 12, 2007 at 10:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”185683″]The Houston Rockets are wearing throwbacks from the 80s and early 90s tonight. Odd though that they are at home in the Toyota Center but they’re wearing the old red road jerseys with “Houston” on them instead of the home whites with “Rockets” on the front. I loved these unis. Brings back great memories of the Hakeem days and the two championships.[/quote]
    Are only teams that have won championships wearing the throwbacks this week?

  • LI Phil | December 12, 2007 at 10:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”185684″][quote comment=”185683″]The Houston Rockets are wearing throwbacks from the 80s and early 90s tonight. Odd though that they are at home in the Toyota Center but they’re wearing the old red road jerseys with “Houston” on them instead of the home whites with “Rockets” on the front. I loved these unis. Brings back great memories of the Hakeem days and the two championships.[/quote]
    Are only teams that have won championships wearing the throwbacks this week?[/quote]

    teams wearing the retros:

    During Heritage Week and additional Hardwood Classics Nights throughout the season, the nine teams that will wear retro uniforms are the:

    Boston Celtics (1956-57 Road)
    Chicago Bulls (1995-96 Second Road)
    Detroit Pistons (1957-58 Home)
    Golden State Warriors (1974-75 Road)
    Houston Rockets (1994-95 Home)
    Los Angeles Lakers (1987-88 Home)
    Miami Heat (1988-89 Home)
    New York Knicks (1972-73 Home), and
    Philadelphia 76ers (1982-83 Home).

    56-57 champ: Celtics def. Hawks
    57-58 champ: St. Louis Hawks def. Celtics
    72-73 champ: Knicks def. Lakers
    74-75 champ: Warriors def. Bullets
    82-83 champ: 76ers def. Lakers
    87-88 champ: Lakers def. Pistons
    88-89 champ: Pistons def. Lakers
    94-95 champ: Rockets def. Magic
    95-96 champ: Bulls def. Sonic

  • mike | December 12, 2007 at 10:47 pm |

    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    Blue jays have new away jerseys…

  • Nathan | December 12, 2007 at 11:09 pm |

    Can someone help me out here? I have no clue what it is that
    Dick Jauron
    has on his coat. It looks like a security tag from a department store. I have no clue what it is and it has been plaguing me for the past few days… Any insights?

  • Marc from Brooklyn | December 12, 2007 at 11:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”185672″]158[quote comment=”185670″][quote comment=”185666″][quote comment=”185637″]extremely interesting uni news guys. the HOUSTON astros just acquired Ryan HOUSTON so that should be interesting to watch. any other uni instances like this???[/quote]

    Yes: Ken Houston, Houston Oilers 1967-1972
    Almost: Jeff Feagles, Philadelphia Eagles.[/quote]

    cubs: fukudome[/quote]
    what do those have in common?[/quote]

    They could put a tent above Wrigley and rename it the Fukudome, I suppose.

  • James Craven | December 12, 2007 at 11:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”185686″]http://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2962157

    “Blue Jays have new away jerseys…”[/quote]

    Old news, mate.

    In other news, Al Capone was killed outside the Biograph Theatre in Chicago tonight.

  • Bob A | December 12, 2007 at 11:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”185691″]Can someone help me out here? I have no clue what it is that
    Dick Jauron
    has on his coat. It looks like a security tag from a department store. I have no clue what it is and it has been plaguing me for the past few days… Any insights?[/quote]

    It’s an air nozzle intake. His jacket can be pumped up with air. God knows why. I’m sure it is for warmth. Lovie Smith was the last guy I recall seeing with one and it was discussed here late last season as I recall.

  • LI Phil | December 12, 2007 at 11:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”185691″]Can someone help me out here? I have no clue what it is that
    Dick Jauron
    has on his coat. It looks like a security tag from a department store. I have no clue what it is and it has been plaguing me for the past few days… Any insights?[/quote]

    pumpa-pumpa-burnin-lovie

  • Stuby | December 12, 2007 at 11:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”185693″][quote comment=”185686″]http://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2962157

    “Blue Jays have new away jerseys…”[/quote]

    Old news, mate.

    In other news, Al Capone was killed outside the Biograph Theatre in Chicago tonight.[/quote]
    John Dillinger, dude. So close.

  • Joseph | December 12, 2007 at 11:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”185565″][quote comment=”185562″][quote comment=”185443″]Any logo which uses the letters to conveyan image or vice versa is classic in my mind:

    http://www.cougarsin...

    http://www.logodesig...

    http://milwaukee.bre...

    http://www.baseball-...

    Lamar High School from Arlington, Tx[/quote]

    That Expos logo always threw me…For years I never realised that was an “M”. It confused me, like the “U” on the Miami Hurricanes’ helmets.[/quote]
    Whats the U supposed to be? Just a U or does it have more meaning?

  • KT | December 13, 2007 at 12:01 am |

    [quote comment=”185693″]In other news, Al Capone was killed outside the Biograph Theatre in Chicago tonight.[/quote]

    See, kids – stay in school.

  • Stuby | December 13, 2007 at 12:04 am |

    If anyone has Google Earth available, do a search for ‘Los Angeles Coliseum’ and please tell me what the hell that mini-football field is doing there.

  • josh | December 13, 2007 at 12:17 am |

    Andruw jones’ jersey at his press conference today was nameless
    can’t find a picture but it is visible in the video on mlb.com

  • JJD | December 13, 2007 at 12:28 am |

    Does the Cougar on this page look like the Cougar on this page? Apparently, Washington State University does.

  • felix | December 13, 2007 at 12:58 am |

    [quote comment=”185397″]I just found this interesting mis-spelling on ebay:[/quote]

    That would go perfectly with the Joe Carter ‘Torotno’ jersey.

  • Original Jim | December 13, 2007 at 1:06 am |

    [quote comment=”185654″]Love the New Jersey Jackals jersey. I had no idea people owned Can-Am league jerseys.[/quote]

    I got that one beat. I own a game-worn jersey from the Mill City All-Americans of the NECBL (New England Collegiate Baseball League). Same age level as the Cape Cod League, but with players less likely to go pro.

  • felix | December 13, 2007 at 1:12 am |

    [quote comment=”185477″][quote comment=”185416″]DP showed up? Shouldn’t you have been studying, Dana?[/quote]
    I realize its her initials but DPNATION can be taken soooooooo wrong.[/quote]

    That was trbl. [/Barkley]

  • JJC | December 13, 2007 at 2:32 am |

    Has anyone (beside me)noticed that the Sonics’ Chris Wilcox has been wearing his headband with the NBA logo upside down?

  • Dane | December 13, 2007 at 8:43 am |

    [quote comment=”185700″]If anyone has Google Earth available, do a search for ‘Los Angeles Coliseum’ and please tell me what the hell that mini-football field is doing there.[/quote]

    That satellite photo must have been taken in the days leading up to one of the epic Lingerie Bowls. They did indeed film those classic PPV shows on a narrow 50-yard field at the Coliseum.

    I would suggest a column on those uniforms, but I don’t think one could be written that was SFW.

  • Moose | December 13, 2007 at 8:55 am |

    [quote comment=”185626″]In this case, I think it would be understandable for people to get upset. And I don’t know much about the Muslim religion or the history of the red cross as used on Inter jerseys, but perhaps some thought is required before immediately saying that this story and lawsuit are absurd. It is at least arguable.

    Then time for some radical changes in soccer uniforms including a number of other big clubs (Bacelona’s crest). I find it bizarre that someone gets so upset over what has become (in this context) an abstract symbol when compared to a derogatory symbol like Chief Wahoo. Even with that or the name “Redskins” I think a lawsuit is over the top.

    Soccer–especially Italian soccer–has so much more to be concerned about with hooligans and racism.

    I believe that is because the crecent is represented on the Turkish flag. So, I suppose you could say its a ‘representation of a representation.’

    Nope. Even though the history of the crescent (and star) are complex,the crescent is clearly a Muslim symbol in those examples. It is on the Turkish flag–and many, many other flags–because Turkey is a Muslim country.[/quote]

    That’s what I meant…..the Turkish flag is “represented” on the Turkish National Teams jersey. In turn, the Turkish flag has a representation of the Muslim crecscent on it, due to it being a muslim country. I believe I could’ve been more clear.

  • Adam | December 13, 2007 at 9:10 am |

    [quote comment=”185634″]Well, I checked pressbox.mlb.com, and guess what?

    The 2008 Opening Day logo is the same as the 2007 Opening Day logo…and the 2006 Opening Day logo.

    Talk about going El Cheapo…[/quote]

    Why do we need an “opening day” logo at all? Sometimes I don’t understand why every single event always needs a logo.

  • scott | December 13, 2007 at 9:47 am |

    [quote comment=”185784″][quote comment=”185634″]Well, I checked pressbox.mlb.com, and guess what?

    The 2008 Opening Day logo is the same as the 2007 Opening Day logo…and the 2006 Opening Day logo.

    Talk about going El Cheapo…[/quote]

    Why do we need an “opening day” logo at all? Sometimes I don’t understand why every single event always needs a logo.[/quote]

    The Winter Meetings logo this year cracked me up.

  • Clay Cartwright | December 14, 2007 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”185685″][quote comment=”185684″][quote comment=”185683″]The Houston Rockets are wearing throwbacks from the 80s and early 90s tonight. Odd though that they are at home in the Toyota Center but they’re wearing the old red road jerseys with “Houston” on them instead of the home whites with “Rockets” on the front. I loved these unis. Brings back great memories of the Hakeem days and the two championships.[/quote]
    Are only teams that have won championships wearing the throwbacks this week?[/quote]

    teams wearing the retros:

    During Heritage Week and additional Hardwood Classics Nights throughout the season, the nine teams that will wear retro uniforms are the:

    Boston Celtics (1956-57 Road)
    Chicago Bulls (1995-96 Second Road)
    Detroit Pistons (1957-58 Home)
    Golden State Warriors (1974-75 Road)
    Houston Rockets (1994-95 Home)
    Los Angeles Lakers (1987-88 Home)
    Miami Heat (1988-89 Home)
    New York Knicks (1972-73 Home), and
    Philadelphia 76ers (1982-83 Home).

    56-57 champ: Celtics def. Hawks
    57-58 champ: St. Louis Hawks def. Celtics
    72-73 champ: Knicks def. Lakers
    74-75 champ: Warriors def. Bullets
    82-83 champ: 76ers def. Lakers
    87-88 champ: Lakers def. Pistons
    88-89 champ: Pistons def. Lakers
    94-95 champ: Rockets def. Magic
    95-96 champ: Bulls def. Sonic[/quote]

    And yet the Rockets did not wear their 94′-95′ home jerseys. They wore the road jerseys for a home game. I guess they just got onboard with the Texans for “Battle Red” week.