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Rivalry Revelry

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When trolling for pictures last night, I stumbled upon this one, from an AP preview package before the annual Army-Navy game earlier this month. Both teams have historically distinct uniforms, making it a good-looking game … uniform-wise, at least.

And then I looked at the calendar and noticed it was the last Friday before Christmas. In my hometown in Iowa, the last Friday before Christmas means the annual game against the crosstown high school (the Catholic kids beat the public-school kids last night — 65-56). It was a good-looking rivalry in my high school days because dazzle nylon wasn’t the industry standard yet. And those damn Nike shoulder-horn things were years away. Although one year the Catholic kids wore a color intended to be gold. Think dark-pee-brownish. Yuck.

By this point, my brain was percolating at levels not seen since at least Monday or Tuesday. So I started thinking about other good-looking rivalries in all of the major sports. And yes, I did notice the Lakers’ old-school unis — that’s why they’re my NBA selection, up against the Celtics. I chose Bears/Packers in the NFL, any Original Six team against another in the NHL, and the Dodgers and Giants in MLB.

This list could go on and on, but it won’t — I’m sleepy now. So even though it’s Saturday, fire up the brain and see what happens on your end. Please, no Dale Earnhardt vs. Jeff Gordon (Rainbow Warriors era) matchups. — Bryan

 

168 comments to Rivalry Revelry

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2007 at 7:50 am |

    we root for the laundry

    classic unis at least

  • Philly William | December 22, 2007 at 8:47 am |

    Phils vs Mets – as long as the Mets aren’t wearing their black alts.

  • Shane | December 22, 2007 at 9:26 am |

    As an early christmas gift, my uncle got me this Reebok-made Pats throwback. It’s pretty cool, but take a closer look at the numbering. It looks like it’s dual layer, but the white is actually printed onto the blue, including faux-stitching. Weird.

  • Tim F. | December 22, 2007 at 9:46 am |
  • Adam | December 22, 2007 at 9:59 am |

    You knew this one was coming.

    Classic!

  • Adam | December 22, 2007 at 10:00 am |

    Try Again

  • Adam | December 22, 2007 at 10:00 am |
  • The Hemogoblin | December 22, 2007 at 10:13 am |

    Adam, I live in Oregon, and that pains me to no end. If both teams would go back to uni-date 1995 again, we’d all be really happy, and our retinas would sustain no more damage. Of course, that would hurt the optometrists out here.

  • Ryan | December 22, 2007 at 10:16 am |

    how about this one, http://toonrefugee.c..., i mean this one, http://newsimg.bbc.c...

  • Steve | December 22, 2007 at 10:17 am |

    Warning

    Extreme logo creep ahead. Proceed with caution.

    Read the story. it will make more sense

  • Steve | December 22, 2007 at 10:17 am |
  • LI Phil | December 22, 2007 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”190471″]Oh hell… http://www.goducks.c...

    is this what you meant?

  • The Hemogoblin | December 22, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    Ll Phil, put that AWAY.

  • The Hemogoblin | December 22, 2007 at 10:25 am |

    I just thought of another FNOB… Andre and Andra Davis of the Cleveland Browns circa ’04; unfortunately a) it’s probably been done on here, and b) I don’t have the time to look it up.

  • lemonverbena | December 22, 2007 at 10:33 am |

    classic uni matchup, my childhood edition: Raiders v. Seahawks.

  • Jeff T. | December 22, 2007 at 10:35 am |

    What about this one?

    here

  • Erkki | December 22, 2007 at 10:44 am |

    I like the UCLA v. USC football rivalry prior to 1982 when they both wore the home unis.

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2007 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”190492″]What about this one?

    here
    [/quote]

    WAR EAGLE!

    /’bama’s biggest fan
    //where was OJ headed in the white bronco?
    to tuscaloosa … He knew that the Police would never look for a heisman trophy winner there!!!

    how about this?

  • Kenny | December 22, 2007 at 11:02 am |

    How about Harvard vs. Yale

  • Andy | December 22, 2007 at 11:16 am |

    Calvin College vs Hope College, one of the best DIII rivalries in history…

    http://www.d3hoops.c...

    Great uni’s, great story…

  • Richard Bruns | December 22, 2007 at 11:19 am |

    The uniforms that are currently on ESPN Soccernet’s page are definitely some classic’s in England. And unsurprisingly the Gunners come out on top again.

  • Bob A | December 22, 2007 at 11:22 am |

    OK, I’ll play:

    Chiefs-Raiders, an AFC (and AFL) rivalry that features a couple of classic and longstanding looks. I don’t care which team is home it looks good. If I had to chose I’d go with Chiefs in red, Raiders white.

    Yankees-Dodgers. Maybe not a rivalry like some others because they only meet on rare occasions but when they do it is another meeting of classic unchanged looks. I’ll take Dodgers home and Yanks in gray. The Yankees’ flannel unadorned grays are a favorite.

    USC-Notre Dame. I like the Notre Dame (and Navy for that matter) blue with gold and USC has a color combo that I think is unique and distinctive. I prefer their road unis.

    and finally: Black Hawks in white versus anyone, particularly an Original 6 team. Chicago’s white sweater is the best uni element ever IMO. Put them on ice against the Leafs or Habs… perfection.

  • Kevin Dumphy | December 22, 2007 at 11:29 am |

    Umm… what about this

    http://78thand2nd.fi...

  • Stevo | December 22, 2007 at 11:36 am |

    Bryan, nice to see the bustling metropolis of Algona IA being represented.

  • Cory Wright | December 22, 2007 at 11:44 am |

    Always looked really classic to me, not to mention how heated the rivalry is.

  • Cory Wright | December 22, 2007 at 11:44 am |

    new at posting on here but i was trying to add a pic of UNC-Duke

  • james | December 22, 2007 at 11:51 am |

    For me, it doesn’t get a whole lot better than

    PS – how do you link pages to words like ‘here,’ ‘this’ etc.?

  • james | December 22, 2007 at 11:52 am |

    oops … this

    figured it out. sorry.

  • Tim | December 22, 2007 at 11:57 am |

    Yea Ohio State vs. Michigan would be a good match-up if Michigan didn’t add that stupid shirt piping.

  • Bill | December 22, 2007 at 11:58 am |
  • james | December 22, 2007 at 12:05 pm |
  • brandon | December 22, 2007 at 12:11 pm |

    how about:

  • Bryan Redemske | December 22, 2007 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”190535″]Bryan, nice to see the bustling metropolis of Algona IA being represented.[/quote]

    So do I owe you a beer at Pep’s or are you a stalker?

  • brandon | December 22, 2007 at 12:11 pm |
  • james | December 22, 2007 at 12:20 pm |

    something interesting i just noticed (but may have already been noted on this site before.
    Take a look at the bottom of Dandenault’s skate. I can’t tell for certain but it looks like his jersey number is on the bottom. Does anyone know if this is common in the NHL?

  • james | December 22, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”190561″][quote comment=”190535″]Bryan, nice to see the bustling metropolis of Algona IA being represented.[/quote]

    So do I owe you a beer at Pep’s or are you a stalker?[/quote]
    That seemed unnecessarily combative. In case you aren’t already aware, sarcasm has a fickle relationship with the internet (well, the written word in general). Joke around, but some of your comments Bryan, seem to show your blatant disregard for the sense of unity in a community such as this one.

  • Beantown | December 22, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”190567″]something interesting i just noticed (but may have already been noted on this site before.
    Take a look at the bottom of Dandenault’s skate. I can’t tell for certain but it looks like his jersey number is on the bottom. Does anyone know if this is common in the NHL?[/quote]

    Every player has to put their uni number on the skate somewhere so the Equipment Manager’s know which stall to put them in after sharpening them. Usually the Equipment guys will write the number on the bottom, just like the photo. By the way, this is common at almost all levels that have equipment guys (prep school, college, junior, etc.)

  • Beantown | December 22, 2007 at 12:32 pm |
  • Bryan Redemske | December 22, 2007 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”190577″][quote comment=”190561″][quote comment=”190535″]Bryan, nice to see the bustling metropolis of Algona IA being represented.[/quote]

    So do I owe you a beer at Pep’s or are you a stalker?[/quote]
    That seemed unnecessarily combative. In case you aren’t already aware, sarcasm has a fickle relationship with the internet (well, the written word in general). Joke around, but some of your comments Bryan, seem to show your blatant disregard for the sense of unity in a community such as this one.[/quote]

    For frick’s sake, I was joking! I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t dig the community.

  • Fleeser | December 22, 2007 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”190456″]The greatest overall (and best looking) rivalry.[/quote]

    agreed. first prize.

  • Stevo | December 22, 2007 at 12:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”190561″][quote comment=”190535″]Bryan, nice to see the bustling metropolis of Algona IA being represented.[/quote]

    So do I owe you a beer at Pep’s or are you a stalker?[/quote]

    I’m a Central Iowan (Bondurant-Farrar class of 1997), but it’s not that hard to pick up a copy of the Register and see which Catholic school beat their only cross town public school 65-56.

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2007 at 12:37 pm |

    could you imagine the retinal-deformity that would occur if these guys ever played these guys or worse yet, these fuckin guys

  • Al Gruwell | December 22, 2007 at 12:54 pm |

    Bryan,
    Knew you had to be from Algona or Carroll.
    What is your take on the Catholic schools insisting on being called Dowling Catholic or Wahlert Catholic or Heelan Catholic? I work for the paper here in CR, and our style is strictly AP, West Des Moines Dowling or Sioux City Heelan, no matter what they want to be called.

  • Andrew | December 22, 2007 at 12:56 pm |
  • SWW | December 22, 2007 at 12:57 pm |

    Why no Earnhardt v. Gordon?

    I know most people here will hate the logos all over these uniforms (as that is what they are), but in auto racing they are required in order to be out there competing.

    (Pardon the links)
    Earnhardt’s look was classic – http://motorsport.co...

    Gordon’s look was new and unique –
    http://motorsport.co...

  • Paul Lukas | December 22, 2007 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”190577″][quote comment=”190561″][quote comment=”190535″]Bryan, nice to see the bustling metropolis of Algona IA being represented.[/quote]

    So do I owe you a beer at Pep’s or are you a stalker?[/quote]
    That seemed unnecessarily combative. In case you aren’t already aware, sarcasm has a fickle relationship with the internet (well, the written word in general). Joke around, but some of your comments Bryan, seem to show your blatant disregard for the sense of unity in a community such as this one.[/quote]

    At ease, James. In case YOU weren’t already aware, terms like “blatant disregard” are much more inflammatory than sarcasm. Besides, Bryan was responding to Stevo — the exchange had nothing to do with you, yet you went out of your way to take a pot-shot at Bryan. Knock it off — now.

  • Randall | December 22, 2007 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”190554″]Cards/Cubs

    http://newsimg.bbc.c...

    I second this one, although you could have picked a pair of more iconic players than Aaron Miles and John Mabry…

  • Frankie | December 22, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    I agree with Bryan… It’s all about the Giants and Doders.

  • Stevo | December 22, 2007 at 1:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”190600″]Bryan,
    Knew you had to be from Algona or Carroll.
    What is your take on the Catholic schools insisting on being called Dowling Catholic or Wahlert Catholic or Heelan Catholic? I work for the paper here in CR, and our style is strictly AP, West Des Moines Dowling or Sioux City Heelan, no matter what they want to be called.[/quote]

    Al, I know you were asking Bryan, but this is one of the few things in HS sports I really have an opinion on. I know why the Dioceses did it, and I hate them for it. They’re using their high profile schools as vehicles for PR repair after the recent scandals within the Church itself. They feel that by adding “Catholic” to the end of their names, they’re somehow more Catholic, and therefore more pure, than before they added that one word. Of course, Heelan went one step further by going from SC Heelan to SC Bishop Heelan Catholic.

    OK, that felt good to get off my chest. Merry Christmas y’all.

  • Bryan Redemske | December 22, 2007 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”190587″][quote comment=”190561″][quote comment=”190535″]Bryan, nice to see the bustling metropolis of Algona IA being represented.[/quote]

    So do I owe you a beer at Pep’s or are you a stalker?[/quote]

    I’m a Central Iowan (Bondurant-Farrar class of 1997), but it’s not that hard to pick up a copy of the Register and see which Catholic school beat their only cross town public school 65-56.[/quote]

    That’s the kind of enterprising reporting I like to see. We have friends in Bondurant, actually. And what’s the deal with that Toronto Blue Jays logo on the school sign on the SE corner of town?

    [quote comment=”190600″]Bryan,
    Knew you had to be from Algona or Carroll.
    What is your take on the Catholic schools insisting on being called Dowling Catholic or Wahlert Catholic or Heelan Catholic? I work for the paper here in CR, and our style is strictly AP, West Des Moines Dowling or Sioux City Heelan, no matter what they want to be called.[/quote]

    And we have friends in Carroll, too. And Cedar Rapids. As for the AP notations … I think they’re lame most of the time. For schools like Dowling and Heelan and Kuemper, I’m OK with the city name first, because that tells you where they are. In town, like in Des Moines, I’d call them Dowling Catholic or whatever they would like to be.

    I think most papers develop their own styles for schools near their coverage area. I used to work in Waterloo, and I made it a point to lose the lame AP names on all of our schools. Tama South Tama? Huh? It’s just South Tama. The Tama (county) tells you where it is. New Sharon North Mahaska? Lame. Or what about Story City Roland-Story?

    Do you guys put ‘Cedar Rapids’ before Kennedy and Xavier and Washington and Jefferson? What about Linn-Mar? Marion Linn-Mar?

  • Mike | December 22, 2007 at 1:31 pm |

    I thought this suppose to turn into the “Pornhub” not a Iowa highschool blog … just kidding carry on!

  • Jordan | December 22, 2007 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”190562″]http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.afc-north.com/rivalry/pitvscle1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.afc-north.com/rivalry/clepit.html&h=235&w=300&sz=31&hl=en&start=2&um=1&tbnid=QJNnChA_LzoZnM:&tbnh=91&tbnw=116&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbrowns%2Bvs.%2Bsteelers%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG[/quote]

    those steelers jerseys are things of beauty

  • Spence | December 22, 2007 at 1:37 pm |

    Giants – Dodgers is always fun to watch. I also would say Cal vs. Stanford is a classic color combination.

    Also, this year’s Cal vs. USC was gorgeous, due to Cal’s throwbacks. Here’s another view

  • Stevo | December 22, 2007 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”190625″][quote comment=”190587″][quote comment=”190561″][quote comment=”190535″]Bryan, nice to see the bustling metropolis of Algona IA being represented.[/quote]

    So do I owe you a beer at Pep’s or are you a stalker?[/quote]

    I’m a Central Iowan (Bondurant-Farrar class of 1997), but it’s not that hard to pick up a copy of the Register and see which Catholic school beat their only cross town public school 65-56.[/quote]

    That’s the kind of enterprising reporting I like to see. We have friends in Bondurant, actually. And what’s the deal with that Toronto Blue Jays logo on the school sign on the SE corner of town?
    [/quote]

    That would be our “New” Blue Jay’s Head logo, it’s used for the Football helmets but not much else anymore. Our main athletics logo is what I call the Marching Jay, which adorns just about everything in the Gym at 300 Garfield, from Midcourt to the Scorer’s Table to the Wall Padding. I even have the Marching Jay as an imbedded design on my Class Ring. The official District logo is this modification of the City of Bondurant’s logo.

    Next time you talk to your Bondu friends, ask them if they know Stevo.

  • Ryan B | December 22, 2007 at 1:42 pm |

    A Connecticut institution is no more. The Hartford Civic Center has had its name sold.

  • Ryan B | December 22, 2007 at 1:45 pm |

    This should be the link – don’t know what happened to it the first time.

  • Stevo | December 22, 2007 at 1:47 pm |
  • Will Morris | December 22, 2007 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”190625″][quote comment=”190587″][quote comment=”190561″][quote comment=”190535″]Bryan, nice to see the bustling metropolis of Algona IA being represented.[/quote]

    So do I owe you a beer at Pep’s or are you a stalker?[/quote]

    I’m a Central Iowan (Bondurant-Farrar class of 1997), but it’s not that hard to pick up a copy of the Register and see which Catholic school beat their only cross town public school 65-56.[/quote]

    That’s the kind of enterprising reporting I like to see. We have friends in Bondurant, actually. And what’s the deal with that Toronto Blue Jays logo on the school sign on the SE corner of town?

    [quote comment=”190600″]Bryan,
    Knew you had to be from Algona or Carroll.
    What is your take on the Catholic schools insisting on being called Dowling Catholic or Wahlert Catholic or Heelan Catholic? I work for the paper here in CR, and our style is strictly AP, West Des Moines Dowling or Sioux City Heelan, no matter what they want to be called.[/quote]

    And we have friends in Carroll, too. And Cedar Rapids. As for the AP notations … I think they’re lame most of the time. For schools like Dowling and Heelan and Kuemper, I’m OK with the city name first, because that tells you where they are. In town, like in Des Moines, I’d call them Dowling Catholic or whatever they would like to be.

    I think most papers develop their own styles for schools near their coverage area. I used to work in Waterloo, and I made it a point to lose the lame AP names on all of our schools. Tama South Tama? Huh? It’s just South Tama. The Tama (county) tells you where it is. New Sharon North Mahaska? Lame. Or what about Story City Roland-Story?

    Do you guys put ‘Cedar Rapids’ before Kennedy and Xavier and Washington and Jefferson? What about Linn-Mar? Marion Linn-Mar?[/quote]

    Just as an aside from another part of the country, our papers usually list the Catholic schools as, say, Wildwood Catholic, Camden Catholic, Gloucester Catholic. We don’t use the city as a descriptor until the state playoffs occur, and only then when there might be a conflict. (For instance, St. Joseph (Hammonton), when there are other schools named St. Joseph in Metuchen and Montvale.)

    That said, the Inquirer always lists Overbrook as “Overbrook (N.J.)”, as there is also an Overbrook High School in Philadelphia.

  • Ryan B | December 22, 2007 at 1:50 pm |

    Guess the link isn’t coming up – but in any event, it’s now called the XL Center. For those who don’t know, they’re an insurance company with offices in Hartford.

  • Ryan B | December 22, 2007 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”190641″]Try this link.[/quote]
    Thanks, Stevo. Appreciate it.

  • Jeff B | December 22, 2007 at 1:55 pm |

    No question the best.

  • Jeff B | December 22, 2007 at 1:58 pm |

    Also, Hawks/Wild look sweet.

  • Stevo | December 22, 2007 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”190643″]
    Just as an aside from another part of the country, our papers usually list the Catholic schools as, say, Wildwood Catholic, Camden Catholic, Gloucester Catholic. We don’t use the city as a descriptor until the state playoffs occur, and only then when there might be a conflict. (For instance, St. Joseph (Hammonton), when there are other schools named St. Joseph in Metuchen and Montvale.)

    That said, the Inquirer always lists Overbrook as “Overbrook (N.J.)”, as there is also an Overbrook High School in Philadelphia.[/quote]

    The point of Al’s original comment isn’t “City vs no City”, it’s the fact that the Catholic Diocese in Des Moines made an announcement a few years ago, officially changing the name of their main High School from Dowling High School to Dowling Catholic High School. At the same time Sioux City Heelan went to Sioux City Bishop Heelan Catholic. This all happened while the Catholic Church was immersed in their major scandals.

  • Chris in Nashville | December 22, 2007 at 2:07 pm |

    What about the Third Saturday in October

    http://www.t-g.com/p...
    http://vmedia.rivals...

  • Dave S | December 22, 2007 at 2:09 pm |

    I just watched the tip-off between Michigan and UCLA and number 34 for Michigan (DeShawn Sims) has his shorts on backwards. There’s a big swoosh on his ass. Must have been a late night.

  • matt d. | December 22, 2007 at 2:11 pm |

    Duke vs. Maryland basketball before MAryland changed their uniforms

  • Jeffrey | December 22, 2007 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”190512″][quote comment=”190492″]What about this one?

    here
    [/quote]

    WAR EAGLE!

    /’bama’s biggest fan
    //where was OJ headed in the white bronco?
    to tuscaloosa … He knew that the Police would never look for a heisman trophy winner there!!!

    how about this?[/quote]

    War Damn Eagle Lil Phil!

  • Joe | December 22, 2007 at 2:25 pm |

    Harkening back to something I’d said a week ago or so.

    Chiefs vs. Oilers

  • Valjean | December 22, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    I like the UCLA v. USC football rivalry prior to 1982 when they both wore the home unis.

    Second that! Much as OSU/Mich is great, how many other rivalry games featured dualing home unis?

    I was at the ’82 game (my frosh year at UCLA) and though the result was great (last second win for us on a sack) I can’t tell you how crushed I was to see the hated Trojans come out in white jerseys. Never been the same.

    Maybe when ‘SC moves their home games to the Rose Bowl we’ll see it again.

  • Jeffrey | December 22, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”190589″]could you imagine the retinal-deformity that would occur if these guys ever played these guys or worse yet, these fuckin guys[/quote]

    nice reference to “major league”

  • u2horn | December 22, 2007 at 2:28 pm |

    Texas-OU, classic then and now.

  • Jeag | December 22, 2007 at 2:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”190669″]I like the UCLA v. USC football rivalry prior to 1982 when they both wore the home unis.

    Second that! Much as OSU/Mich is great, how many other rivalry games featured dualing home unis?

    I was at the ’82 game (my frosh year at UCLA) and though the result was great (last second win for us on a sack) I can’t tell you how crushed I was to see the hated Trojans come out in white jerseys. Never been the same.

    Maybe when ‘SC moves their home games to the Rose Bowl we’ll see it again.[/quote]

    yeah, why can’t we start doing the home vs. home unis thing more often? pretty much everyone has a color tv now. they do it in soccer all the time and it works out fine. i’d love to see osu scarlet against michigan blue.

  • Robin | December 22, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    It’s not as well known, and not as good anymore, but I am partial to LSU/Ole Miss

  • Stevo | December 22, 2007 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”190676″][quote comment=”190669″]I like the UCLA v. USC football rivalry prior to 1982 when they both wore the home unis.

    Second that! Much as OSU/Mich is great, how many other rivalry games featured dualing home unis?

    I was at the ’82 game (my frosh year at UCLA) and though the result was great (last second win for us on a sack) I can’t tell you how crushed I was to see the hated Trojans come out in white jerseys. Never been the same.

    Maybe when ‘SC moves their home games to the Rose Bowl we’ll see it again.[/quote]

    yeah, why can’t we start doing the home vs. home unis thing more often? pretty much everyone has a color tv now. they do it in soccer all the time and it works out fine. i’d love to see osu scarlet against michigan blue.[/quote]

    The only way to pull off Home vs Home is when both teams actually play home games in the same building. USC/UCLA worked when they both called the Coliseum home, Jets/Giants might work, Lakers/Clippers would be cool to see, with Laker Gold vs Clipper White.

  • Valjean | December 22, 2007 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”190680″][quote comment=”190676″][quote comment=”190669″]I like the UCLA v. USC football rivalry prior to 1982 when they both wore the home unis.

    Second that! Much as OSU/Mich is great, how many other rivalry games featured dualing home unis?

    I was at the ’82 game (my frosh year at UCLA) and though the result was great (last second win for us on a sack) I can’t tell you how crushed I was to see the hated Trojans come out in white jerseys. Never been the same.

    Maybe when ‘SC moves their home games to the Rose Bowl we’ll see it again.[/quote]

    yeah, why can’t we start doing the home vs. home unis thing more often? pretty much everyone has a color tv now. they do it in soccer all the time and it works out fine. i’d love to see osu scarlet against michigan blue.[/quote]

    The only way to pull off Home vs Home is when both teams actually play home games in the same building. USC/UCLA worked when they both called the Coliseum home, Jets/Giants might work, Lakers/Clippers would be cool to see, with Laker Gold vs Clipper White.[/quote]

    Doesn’t have to be only home-home. How about neutral sites? Bowl games? Tournaments?

  • Lee | December 22, 2007 at 2:55 pm |

    there are some great uni rivalries this weekend in europe

    Arsenal – Spurs was already mentioned

    Real Madrid – Barcelona

    Inter Milan -AC Milan

  • Michael | December 22, 2007 at 3:01 pm |

    It’s wonderful seeing all these Iowa people represented. Speaking from here in the Quad Cities, I must say that I only ever see the Catholic school referred to as Assumption, and quite frankly, if you can’t figure out that that’s Catholic, you’ve been buried in a hole all your life. I every once in awhile see them referred to as Davenport Assumption, but that’s only by out of town papers and the like.

    For a rivalry that’s newer, I really like the Fire in their red vs. the Crew in their yellow, like this: This one is a few years old, but the general idea is the same.

  • Andrew | December 22, 2007 at 3:09 pm |

    What about this Dallas Washington matchup in 2002 where both teams wore dark colors

  • Andrew | December 22, 2007 at 3:15 pm |

    try this link

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | December 22, 2007 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”190656″][quote comment=”190643″]
    Just as an aside from another part of the country, our papers usually list the Catholic schools as, say, Wildwood Catholic, Camden Catholic, Gloucester Catholic. We don’t use the city as a descriptor until the state playoffs occur, and only then when there might be a conflict. (For instance, St. Joseph (Hammonton), when there are other schools named St. Joseph in Metuchen and Montvale.)

    That said, the Inquirer always lists Overbrook as “Overbrook (N.J.)”, as there is also an Overbrook High School in Philadelphia.[/quote]

    The point of Al’s original comment isn’t “City vs no City”, it’s the fact that the Catholic Diocese in Des Moines made an announcement a few years ago, officially changing the name of their main High School from Dowling High School to Dowling Catholic High School. At the same time Sioux City Heelan went to Sioux City Bishop Heelan Catholic. This all happened while the Catholic Church was immersed in their major scandals.[/quote]

    im glad someone took the time to explain in detail to all of us outside of iowa exactly what 90% of todays comments were in reference to.

  • andy | December 22, 2007 at 3:28 pm |

    anyone know what’s up with the UCLA BB uni’s today (against Michigan)?

    The ‘C’ in UCLA is white, while U, L, A are gold – is this standard on their unis?

  • Robin | December 22, 2007 at 3:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”190705″]anyone know what’s up with the UCLA BB uni’s today (against Michigan)?

    The ‘C’ in UCLA is white, while U, L, A are gold – is this standard on their unis?[/quote]

    I’ve seen it the opposite way as well, but the differing ‘C’ is for the 100 national championships UCLA has won this year.

  • Stevo | December 22, 2007 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”190705″]anyone know what’s up with the UCLA BB uni’s today (against Michigan)?

    The ‘C’ in UCLA is white, while U, L, A are gold – is this standard on their unis?[/quote]

    It’s part of UCLA’s yearlong celebration of their 100 National Championships, C being the Roman Numeral for 100.

  • TOG | December 22, 2007 at 3:37 pm |

    Bryan- Great topic…uni rivalry magic.

    NFL
    Raiders vs Steelers // Immaculate Reception Game.
    Completely contrasting unis…both terrific!
    http://www.steelersf...

    NHL
    and finally: Black Hawks in white versus anyone, particularly an Original 6 team. Chicago’s white sweater is the best uni element ever IMO. Put them on ice against the Leafs or Habs… perfection.

    Hmmm, agree plus. Any game from the last 60’s…in the NHL… Blackhawks, Bruins, Canadians, Maple Leafs, Rangers, Red Wings, Blues, Flyers, Kings, North Stars, Penguins and Seals all pretty damn close to perfect really.

    NBA
    Celtics Green vs. Lakers Yellow // Bird v. Magic.
    Bulls Red vs. Knicks home // Early 90’s. Nice.

    MLB
    Cubs home vs late 50’s Milwaukee Braves or late 60’s StL Cardinals road. Sweet.

    1969 Series // Mets home vs. Baltimore Orioles road.

    Perfect.

  • chad | December 22, 2007 at 3:39 pm |

    Blackhawks (red) v. Leafs (white)

  • Stevo | December 22, 2007 at 3:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”190704″][quote comment=”190656″][quote comment=”190643″]
    Just as an aside from another part of the country, our papers usually list the Catholic schools as, say, Wildwood Catholic, Camden Catholic, Gloucester Catholic. We don’t use the city as a descriptor until the state playoffs occur, and only then when there might be a conflict. (For instance, St. Joseph (Hammonton), when there are other schools named St. Joseph in Metuchen and Montvale.)

    That said, the Inquirer always lists Overbrook as “Overbrook (N.J.)”, as there is also an Overbrook High School in Philadelphia.[/quote]

    The point of Al’s original comment isn’t “City vs no City”, it’s the fact that the Catholic Diocese in Des Moines made an announcement a few years ago, officially changing the name of their main High School from Dowling High School to Dowling Catholic High School. At the same time Sioux City Heelan went to Sioux City Bishop Heelan Catholic. This all happened while the Catholic Church was immersed in their major scandals.[/quote]

    im glad someone took the time to explain in detail to all of us outside of iowa exactly what 90% of todays comments were in reference to.[/quote]

    To put it in National perspective, this is like when Ohio State University sent out the announcement informing everyone that from then on they wanted to be referred to as The Ohio State University, or when the Anaheim Angels became the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

  • jeff | December 22, 2007 at 4:04 pm |

    This is supposed to be a sports site. Can we please stop talking about SOCCER! It’s not a sport! If I hear A.C. Milan one more time I’m gonna snap!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stevo | December 22, 2007 at 4:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”190727″]This is supposed to be a sports site. Can we please stop talking about SOCCER! It’s not a sport! If I hear A.C. Milan one more time I’m gonna snap!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    This is the Uni Watch, not the Jungle. And if you’re going to use an obnoxiously bold font, at least have the common decency to close the tag.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | December 22, 2007 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”190719″][quote comment=”190704″][quote comment=”190656″][quote comment=”190643″]
    Just as an aside from another part of the country, our papers usually list the Catholic schools as, say, Wildwood Catholic, Camden Catholic, Gloucester Catholic. We don’t use the city as a descriptor until the state playoffs occur, and only then when there might be a conflict. (For instance, St. Joseph (Hammonton), when there are other schools named St. Joseph in Metuchen and Montvale.)

    That said, the Inquirer always lists Overbrook as “Overbrook (N.J.)”, as there is also an Overbrook High School in Philadelphia.[/quote]

    The point of Al’s original comment isn’t “City vs no City”, it’s the fact that the Catholic Diocese in Des Moines made an announcement a few years ago, officially changing the name of their main High School from Dowling High School to Dowling Catholic High School. At the same time Sioux City Heelan went to Sioux City Bishop Heelan Catholic. This all happened while the Catholic Church was immersed in their major scandals.[/quote]

    im glad someone took the time to explain in detail to all of us outside of iowa exactly what 90% of todays comments were in reference to.[/quote]

    To put it in National perspective, this is like when Ohio State University sent out the announcement informing everyone that from then on they wanted to be referred to as The Ohio State University, or when the Anaheim Angels became the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.[/quote]

    dont you think that would have been pertinent information for the rest of us outside of that few hundred square miles radius in iowa? hundreds of us are reading these posts today wondering “what the hell is going on here?”.

    [quote comment=”190727″]This is supposed to be a sports site. Can we please stop talking about SOCCER! It’s not a sport! If I hear A.C. Milan one more time I’m gonna snap!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    soccer is a sport. lets not be so closed minded here and bash the athletic likes of others.

  • Stevo | December 22, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”190731″]
    dont you think that would have been pertinent information for the rest of us outside of that few hundred square miles radius in iowa? hundreds of us are reading these posts today wondering “what the hell is going on here?”.[/quote]

    It’s not my fault everyone skimmed over my first comment on the subject, way back in Comment #49.

  • Valjean | December 22, 2007 at 4:19 pm |

    As a public service …

    Better?

  • Duke E | December 22, 2007 at 4:19 pm |

    Just as an aside from another part of the country, our papers usually list the Catholic schools as, say, Wildwood Catholic, Camden Catholic, Gloucester Catholic. We don’t use the city as a descriptor until the state playoffs occur, and only then when there might be a conflict. (For instance, St. Joseph (Hammonton), when there are other schools named St. Joseph in Metuchen and Montvale.)

    * * *

    Interesting. Growing up and attending Catholic high school in central Illinois, I note that while Bloomington, IL’s Catholic high schoolhad the word ‘Catholic’ in it in the mid 80s, neither Kankakee Bishop McNamara, Peru St Bede, or my alma mater Ottawa Marquette used ‘Catholic’.

    Checking their websites now, Marquette and St Bede still don’t. According to Bishop Mac’s website, however, they are Bishop McNamara Catholic High School. (I never did like Bishop Mac, anyway; they spoiled our almost-undefeated season in 1984, and on Homecoming, yet.)

  • Valjean | December 22, 2007 at 4:21 pm |

    Sheesh — was just trying to close the bold tag … what the heck did you do, jeff?

  • Stevo | December 22, 2007 at 4:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”190738″]
    Interesting. Growing up and attending Catholic high school in central Illinois, I note that while Bloomington, IL’s Catholic high schoolhad the word ‘Catholic’ in it in the mid 80s, neither Kankakee Bishop McNamara, Peru St Bede, or my alma mater Ottawa Marquette used ‘Catholic’.

    Checking their websites now, Marquette and St Bede still don’t. According to Bishop Mac’s website, however, they are Bishop McNamara Catholic High School. (I never did like Bishop Mac, anyway; they spoiled our almost-undefeated season in 1984, and on Homecoming, yet.)[/quote]

    I’m assuming from the way you say it that the name of the school itself is Bloomington Catholic, like we have schools around here named Pella Christian or Grandview Park Baptist. Now that I think of it, I can’t name a single non-Catholic private school in the entire state of Iowa that’s named after a person, nor can I name a single Catholic school here named simply “Catholic”. There are a few Assumptions, but all the Catholics have some other name attached to them as well (Person’s game, a Saint, or my personal favorite Holy Trinity Catholic).

  • Avocado Butters | December 22, 2007 at 4:36 pm |

    For fans of a limited palette.

    There’s also this, for the chromophiles.

  • Jay | December 22, 2007 at 4:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”190600″]Bryan,
    Knew you had to be from Algona or Carroll.
    What is your take on the Catholic schools insisting on being called Dowling Catholic or Wahlert Catholic or Heelan Catholic? I work for the paper here in CR, and our style is strictly AP, West Des Moines Dowling or Sioux City Heelan, no matter what they want to be called.[/quote]
    [quote comment=”190625″][quote comment=”190587″][quote comment=”190561″][quote comment=”190535″]Bryan, nice to see the bustling metropolis of Algona IA being represented.[/quote]

    So do I owe you a beer at Pep’s or are you a stalker?[/quote]

    I’m a Central Iowan (Bondurant-Farrar class of 1997), but it’s not that hard to pick up a copy of the Register and see which Catholic school beat their only cross town public school 65-56.[/quote]

    That’s the kind of enterprising reporting I like to see. We have friends in Bondurant, actually. And what’s the deal with that Toronto Blue Jays logo on the school sign on the SE corner of town?

    [quote comment=”190600″]Bryan,
    Knew you had to be from Algona or Carroll.
    What is your take on the Catholic schools insisting on being called Dowling Catholic or Wahlert Catholic or Heelan Catholic? I work for the paper here in CR, and our style is strictly AP, West Des Moines Dowling or Sioux City Heelan, no matter what they want to be called.[/quote]

    And we have friends in Carroll, too. And Cedar Rapids. As for the AP notations … I think they’re lame most of the time. For schools like Dowling and Heelan and Kuemper, I’m OK with the city name first, because that tells you where they are. In town, like in Des Moines, I’d call them Dowling Catholic or whatever they would like to be.

    I think most papers develop their own styles for schools near their coverage area. I used to work in Waterloo, and I made it a point to lose the lame AP names on all of our schools. Tama South Tama? Huh? It’s just South Tama. The Tama (county) tells you where it is. New Sharon North Mahaska? Lame. Or what about Story City Roland-Story?

    Do you guys put ‘Cedar Rapids’ before Kennedy and Xavier and Washington and Jefferson? What about Linn-Mar? Marion Linn-Mar?[/quote]

    I work at the newspaper in Dubuque and actually graduated from Wahlert three years ago. I still don’t call Wahlert Wahlert Catholic because to me it just sounds weird. All the schools in the conference understand that the school is Catholic, so it shouldn’t be that big of a deal.

    Also, in response to the question about city names, we usually put the city name for all schools the first time we mention them, both in Dubuque and away. If space keeps us from mentioning a city name, we try to eliminate the local town because more readers know a Wahlert or Hempstead more than a East or West.

  • Graham | December 22, 2007 at 4:53 pm |

    I was at the Michigan-UCLA game and yes, Deshawn Sims’ shorts were on backwords to start the game, but when he first went out he switched them around. Two of the bench players for UCLA had the shoes with the championship banner on the inside heal. The entire Michigan team wore black shoes with black socks instead of the normal blue and white shoes they have been wearing at home. Noticed something weird for the first time, From the armpit to the bottom of the shorts there is a different material than the rest of the jersey. Shinier and smoother. I will try and find pictures later.

  • jeff | December 22, 2007 at 4:54 pm |

    by Stevo on 12.22.07 4:08 pm | Quote

    This is supposed to be a sports site. Can we please stop talking about SOCCER! It’s not a sport! If I hear A.C. Milan one more time I’m gonna snap!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is the Uni Watch, not the Jungle. And if you’re going to use an obnoxiously bold font, at least have the common decency to close the tag.

    Stevo….why don’t you contribute an article next week on Figure Skating outfits…or ballet!!!!

    GOAL!!!! GOAL!!!! GOAL!!!!

  • Frankie | December 22, 2007 at 4:56 pm |

    Anyone watching the New Mexico Bowl? University of Nevada Reno’s and New Mexico State’s helmet decals are very similar.

  • jeff | December 22, 2007 at 4:56 pm |

    Did anyone notice that one of the Cincinnati Offensive Lineman was missing a decal on the right side of his helmet at the beginging of the game.

  • J | December 22, 2007 at 4:57 pm |

    Here’s one, the greatest rivalry in college sports: Beauty

  • Frankie | December 22, 2007 at 4:59 pm |

    Also, has anyone else noticed that one or two of Nevada’s players have a silver stripe down the middle of their helmets, but the rest of the players don’t? Anyone know the reasoning behind this? Mistake, or does it designate captains or something else

  • Dan | December 22, 2007 at 5:01 pm |

    how many different unis does coppin state have
    Today they have a blue uni

    Last night against Marquette a black jerseyhttp://sports.espn.g...

    I think they also have a white, yellow, and possibly a silver anyone get another pic of the jerseys

  • Dan | December 22, 2007 at 5:08 pm |
  • possum | December 22, 2007 at 5:09 pm |

    Bold off.

  • possum | December 22, 2007 at 5:10 pm |

    What? No good?

    Seriously, any combo of the Redskins/Cowboys/Giants. Also the Browns/Steelers.

  • Wasper | December 22, 2007 at 5:18 pm |

    This goes back to the argyle discussion a few days back, but my high school (Hilton Head High) has apparently started using the UNC template for basketball uniforms. Weird for me since navy used to be the dominate color over columbia…

    http://www.islandpac...

  • Stevo | December 22, 2007 at 5:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”190765″]by Stevo on 12.22.07 4:08 pm | Quote

    This is supposed to be a sports site. Can we please stop talking about SOCCER! It’s not a sport! If I hear A.C. Milan one more time I’m gonna snap!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is the Uni Watch, not the Jungle. And if you’re going to use an obnoxiously bold font, at least have the common decency to close the tag.

    Stevo….why don’t you contribute an article next week on Figure Skating outfits…or ballet!!!!

    GOAL!!!! GOAL!!!! GOAL!!!![/quote]

    Since you asked me to do so, I think that some of the Figure Skating outfits are a bit out there, but I think the outfit worn by Kimi Meissner in Torino was stunning. As for ballet, most of them look like a New Orleans Saints home uni.

  • subway | December 22, 2007 at 5:24 pm |

    Any red vs blue/black or green can work. The Red Wings and Rangers played a preseason game in dark jerseys (sweaters) some years ago and it was great. Why can’t USC and Illinois go dark for the Rose Bowl?
    And why couldn’t have the Celtics and Bulls played in their green and red jerseys yesterday, four days before Christmas?

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2007 at 5:37 pm |

    bold off?

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2007 at 5:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”190666″][quote comment=”190512″][quote comment=”190492″]What about this one?

    here
    [/quote]

    WAR EAGLE!

    /’bama’s biggest fan
    //where was OJ headed in the white bronco?
    to tuscaloosa … He knew that the Police would never look for a heisman trophy winner there!!!

    how about this?[/quote]

    War Damn Eagle Lil Phil![/quote]
    it’s “LI” (as in long island), not “lil” …

    [quote]could you imagine the retinal-deformity that would occur if these guys ever played these guys or worse yet, these fuckin guys

    nice reference to “major league”[/quote]

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2007 at 5:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”190727″]This is supposed to be a sports site. Can we please stop talking about SOCCER! It’s not a sport! If I hear A.C. Milan one more time I’m gonna snap!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    off now?

  • =bg= | December 22, 2007 at 5:51 pm |

    To whomever started the bold off..here’s a good link..

    http://www.echoecho....

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2007 at 5:52 pm |

    this is worse than the civil war

  • Stevo | December 22, 2007 at 6:04 pm |

    I think the Colts-Chiefs games look really sharp. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Chiefs in red at Arrowhead or the Colts in blue under the dome, the other team’s road gear just seems to match really well.

  • Nick | December 22, 2007 at 6:24 pm |

    In Chicago, we have schools that try to re-invent themselves by going from Epps Elementary to Walter J. Epps Career Community Academy.

    “Where do you go to school?”
    “Epps.”

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2007 at 6:28 pm |

    i couldn’t help but notice the preponderance of yellow in both college and pro hoops the past two days…michigan, lake show, pacers, marquette, iowa, beloki, aris

    WTF????

  • Scott W | December 22, 2007 at 6:41 pm |

    No love for these guys?

    Being a Bay Area guy, it’s hard to read all this talk of Giants/Dodgers, and not let my mind wander to ‘Niners/’Boys.

  • slurpeeman | December 22, 2007 at 6:44 pm |

    It’s gotta be Pitt/Penn State back in the day.

    As a kid, I always thought it was a classic battle: Pure, unadorned, simplicity versus gaudy stripes and helmet stickers. All on played on a background of raunchy-colored astroturf at Pitt Staduim.

  • Jack H. | December 22, 2007 at 6:52 pm |

    Cubs-Cards is always pretty classic, as is Yanks-Sox. I think I’d put any NFC Central (or is it called the NFC North these days? I forget..I’m from Detroit) matchup in there as well. Just as long as the Lions aren’t wearing black and the Vikings aren’t wearing purple on purple.

  • Nick | December 22, 2007 at 6:53 pm |

    Breitbart is running NHL ugly uniforms.

  • Bryan Redemske | December 22, 2007 at 6:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”190816″]i couldn’t help but notice the preponderance of yellow in both college and pro hoops the past two days…michigan, lake show, pacers, marquette, iowa, beloki, aris

    WTF????[/quote]

    A Joseba Beloki sighting! I remember him most like this, though.

  • James Leroux | December 22, 2007 at 7:02 pm |

    Let’s go to Formula 1 for two attractive rivalries:
    Rothmans Williams Renault (circa 1997) vs. Ferrari
    West McLarern Mercedes (1998-2004) vs. Ferrari

  • Stevo | December 22, 2007 at 7:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”190835″]Let’s go to Formula 1 for two attractive rivalries:
    Rothmans Williams Renault (circa 1997) vs. Ferrari
    West McLarern Mercedes (1998-2004) vs. Ferrari[/quote]

    I prefer the Buzzin Hornets of the old Jordan team myself, as well as the British Racing Green of the Jaguar team.

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2007 at 7:14 pm |

    [quote]A Joseba Beloki sighting! I remember him most like this, though.[/quote]

    yeah…he, um, “retired” yesterday…didn’t know ifn ya saw it

    next time, live stronger

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2007 at 7:18 pm |
  • Tim | December 22, 2007 at 7:34 pm |

    Beloki!! Forget the 1993 Worlds. Forget the podium in Paris 7 times. That off road moment courtesy of Joseba was the greatest in all of Lance Armstrong’s career. Bar none.

  • Bob A | December 22, 2007 at 7:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”190822″]No love for these guys?

    Being a Bay Area guy, it’s hard to read all this talk of Giants/Dodgers, and not let my mind wander to ‘Niners/’Boys.[/quote]
    I like the old 49ers-Rams rivalry with the Rams looking like this .

  • Trevor Kruger | December 22, 2007 at 8:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”190625″]Do you guys put ‘Cedar Rapids’ before Kennedy and Xavier and Washington and Jefferson? What about Linn-Mar? Marion Linn-Mar?[/quote]
    Usually all the CR schools have Cedar Rapids listed in front of their names. Linn-Mar either gets listed as just that or Linn-Mar(Marion).

  • kbutler03 | December 22, 2007 at 8:35 pm |

    just spotted… what’s with the small, skinny blue stripe on the back of the cowboys helmets (between the usual blue and white double stripes)?

  • Graham | December 22, 2007 at 8:36 pm |

    second picture of the gallary has the backwards shorts of D. Sims in Ann Arbor today. look at the right cheek. also, in the 16th picture you can see the different materials on Manny Harris’ jersey

  • Graham | December 22, 2007 at 8:37 pm |

    http://www.mgoblue.c...

    forgot the link

  • Tom K | December 22, 2007 at 8:43 pm |

    Rafer Alston has no name on his #12 jersey for the rockets at the Bulls

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2007 at 8:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”190885″]just spotted… what’s with the small, skinny blue stripe on the back of the cowboys helmets (between the usual blue and white double stripes)?[/quote]

    are you talkin about the name tag?

    check out paul’s awesum article as seen on espn.com a couple weeks ago

    everything you never wanted to know about the ‘boys

  • Stevo | December 22, 2007 at 8:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”190876″][quote comment=”190625″]Do you guys put ‘Cedar Rapids’ before Kennedy and Xavier and Washington and Jefferson? What about Linn-Mar? Marion Linn-Mar?[/quote]
    Usually all the CR schools have Cedar Rapids listed in front of their names. Linn-Mar either gets listed as just that or Linn-Mar(Marion).[/quote]

    If you look at the IHSAA documents, you’ll see the CR area schools listed as follows:

    Cedar Rapids, Jefferson
    Cedar Rapids, Kennedy
    Cedar Rapids, Washington
    Prairie, Cedar Rapids
    Xavier, Cedar Rapids
    Linn-Mar, Marion

    When the school is part of a community school district (Jefferson, Kennedy, and Washington) the district is listed first, but when the school is private (Xavier and Prairie), the school name is listed before the location. When it is a consolidated district (Linn-Mar), then the school district name is listed before the school’s location.

    You may ask yourself, “Why does any of this matter?” Well, just about every sport in the state with some form of playoff system uses alphabetical order as a final tiebreaker. For instance, when it comes to seeding districts in basketball, the tiebreakers are head-to-head, Strength of Victory based on a points system, and alphabetical order. The Association flips the order each year, so if this year’s tiebreaker is First Alphabetical, next year will be Last Alphabetical.

    If the above schools were put into a First Alphabetical tiebreaker, here’s how the seeding would go:

    Cedar Rapids, Jefferson
    Cedar Rapids, Kennedy
    Cedar Rapids, Washington
    Linn-Mar, Marion
    Prairie, Cedar Rapids
    Xavier, Cedar Rapids

    Up until a few years ago every school was listed with town name first, but the state felt for whatever reason that listing school name was better.

  • Bryan Redemske | December 22, 2007 at 9:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”190851″][quote]A Joseba Beloki sighting! I remember him most like this, though.[/quote]

    yeah…he, um, “retired” yesterday…didn’t know ifn ya saw it

    next time, live stronger[/quote]

    Oh yes — I saw it. That whole shattered pelvis thing, unfortunately, was the end of things anyway.

    [quote comment=”190862″]Beloki!! Forget the 1993 Worlds. Forget the podium in Paris 7 times. That off road moment courtesy of Joseba was the greatest in all of Lance Armstrong’s career. Bar none.[/quote]

    I’ll have to disagree. I’ll stick with the 2003 Tour, but the fall on Stage 15 — followed by the win — was the best. Plus you could see the black from the road on his jersey and shorts. Bad ass.

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2007 at 9:21 pm |

    you know what would be cool?

    if the titans jets wore their throwbacks against the oilers titans tomorrow…and the titans wore throwbacks from WAAAAAAY back

    come to think of it…

    have there ever been TWO teams who changed NAMES playing each other…where one team took the name of the other?

    even if only the jets wore throwbacks, we could guarantee a titan win

  • zip | December 22, 2007 at 9:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”190825″]As a kid, I always thought it was a classic battle: Pure, unadorned, simplicity versus gaudy stripes and helmet stickers. All on played on a background of raunchy-colored astroturf at Pitt Staduim.[/quote]
    I agree. But I always thought of it as black shoes vs. white. Even the color of the facemasks represented two different schools (no pun intended) of thought.

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2007 at 9:32 pm |

    [quote]Oh yes — I saw it. That whole shattered pelvis thing, unfortunately, was the end of things anyway[/quote]

    well…that and operation puerto

    /asthma *coughbullshitcough*

  • Marc from Brooklyn | December 22, 2007 at 9:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”190605″]Why no Earnhardt v. Gordon?

    I know most people here will hate the logos all over these uniforms (as that is what they are), but in auto racing they are required in order to be out there competing.

    (Pardon the links)
    Earnhardt’s look was classic – http://motorsport.co...

    Gordon’s look was new and unique –
    http://motorsport.co...

    With apologies to Bryan, I’ll do that rivalry one better: Pearson vs. Petty. The Wood Brothers Purolator Mercury vs. the Petty Enterprises STP Dodge. Sorry. Could not find a color shot of the two in their firesuits (or a shot with the classic Petty Dodge Charger, for that matter), but you get the picture from these shots.

  • Graf Zeppelin | December 22, 2007 at 9:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”190909″]you know what would be cool?

    if the titans jets wore their throwbacks against the oilers titans tomorrow…and the titans wore throwbacks from WAAAAAAY back

    come to think of it…

    have there ever been TWO teams who changed NAMES playing each other…where one team took the name of the other?

    even if only the jets wore throwbacks, we could guarantee a titan win[/quote]

    2009 will be the 50th Anniversary season of the AFL. We may yet see a game where the Jets, dressed as the 1960 Titans, face the Titans, dressed as the 1960 Oilers.

    I’m hoping to see all the 1960 uniforms; brown and gold with vertical-striped socks on the Broncos, black helmets and gold trim on the Raiders, silver helmets on the Bills, blue bolts and block numbers on the Chargers helmets, Texas on the Chiefs helmets, three-point hats and numbers on the Patriots helmets.

  • Robb | December 22, 2007 at 10:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”190938″][quote comment=”190909″]you know what would be cool?

    if the titans jets wore their throwbacks against the oilers titans tomorrow…and the titans wore throwbacks from WAAAAAAY back

    come to think of it…

    have there ever been TWO teams who changed NAMES playing each other…where one team took the name of the other?

    even if only the jets wore throwbacks, we could guarantee a titan win[/quote]

    2009 will be the 50th Anniversary season of the AFL. We may yet see a game where the Jets, dressed as the 1960 Titans, face the Titans, dressed as the 1960 Oilers.

    I’m hoping to see all the 1960 uniforms; brown and gold with vertical-striped socks on the Broncos, black helmets and gold trim on the Raiders, silver helmets on the Bills, blue bolts and block numbers on the Chargers helmets, Texas on the Chiefs helmets, three-point hats and numbers on the Patriots helmets.[/quote]

    For some reason, I’d love to see those Broncos throwbacks in gold and brown, everyone seems to hate them, but I’d much rather see that than the Elway Orange-Royal. The only time I like the current Broncos unis is when they’re white over white, its just a clean looking uniform especially with the orange piping on the stripe. But, I’m also a fan of all of Cal’s uniform combos unless they try to pull gold over gold.

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2007 at 10:14 pm |

    although the houston texans were “born” (expansion-and hence, never changed their name)…

    the dallas texans played the new york titans from 1960 thru 1962

    and since 2002, the texans play the titans twice yearly

    check this out for some good history of the nfl/afl championships and early teams

    but…SCROLL DOWN to the LAST 3 “items” on the page…WTF??? just some random racist shit straight out of left field

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2007 at 10:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”190948″]I’m hoping to see all the 1960 uniforms; brown and gold with vertical-striped socks on the Broncos[/quote]

    [quote]For some reason, I’d love to see those Broncos throwbacks in gold and brown, everyone seems to hate them, but I’d much rather see that than the Elway Orange-Royal.[/quote]

    yeah…that’d be schweet

  • brandon | December 22, 2007 at 11:10 pm |

    this was a pretty good thread topic. alot of great rivalries/uniform combo contributions.

    does anyone have a picture of the bills with silver helmets? i cant seem to find one?!

  • mjb77 | December 22, 2007 at 11:14 pm |

    Anyone else see the New Mexico Bowl? I watched part of it, and some of the Nevada players had a gray helmet stripe and others didn’t. Does anyone know what this is about?

  • bennett | December 22, 2007 at 11:45 pm |

    http://i112.photobuc...

    I lived in Ohio for four years and, while I do appreciate that its a solid rivalry and (most years) a good game, it’s not in the same ballpark as “southern” football. Uni’s or otherwise, though Michigan does make a compelling case. I’d have to go with: ‘bama vs. Tennesee; OU vs. texas; OU vs. Nebraska; Cubs vs. Cards; Celtics vs. Lakers; Cowboys vs. 49’ers (late ’80s unis).

  • bennett | December 22, 2007 at 11:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”190995″]http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n172/wbennettberry/IMG_0162.jpg

    I lived in Ohio for four years and, while I do appreciate that its a solid rivalry and (most years) a good game, it’s not in the same ballpark as “southern” football. Uni’s or otherwise, though Michigan does make a compelling case. I’d have to go with: ‘bama vs. Tennesee; OU vs. texas; OU vs. Nebraska; Cubs vs. Cards; Celtics vs. Lakers; Cowboys vs. 49’ers (late ’80s unis).[/quote]

    aaaaaaaand the original link isn’t working. here’s a good one: http://i112.photobuc...

    I rank OU -texas first due solely to fan color-coordination.

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2007 at 11:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”190976″]this was a pretty good thread topic. alot of great rivalries/uniform combo contributions.

    does anyone have a picture of the bills with silver helmets? i cant seem to find one?![/quote]

    (sorry it’s not in color) 1960 just a solid silver helmet; 1961; at some point, i thhink during the season, they added black block numbers to the helmet

  • james | December 22, 2007 at 11:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”190606″][quote comment=”190577″][quote comment=”190561″][quote comment=”190535″]Bryan, nice to see the bustling metropolis of Algona IA being represented.[/quote]

    So do I owe you a beer at Pep’s or are you a stalker?[/quote]
    That seemed unnecessarily combative. In case you aren’t already aware, sarcasm has a fickle relationship with the internet (well, the written word in general). Joke around, but some of your comments Bryan, seem to show your blatant disregard for the sense of unity in a community such as this one.[/quote]

    At ease, James. In case YOU weren’t already aware, terms like “blatant disregard” are much more inflammatory than sarcasm. Besides, Bryan was responding to Stevo — the exchange had nothing to do with you, yet you went out of your way to take a pot-shot at Bryan. Knock it off — now.[/quote]
    it appears that i am the uni-lover that is not welcomed in the community.
    sorry. enjoy yourselves.

  • Robert | December 22, 2007 at 11:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”190935″][quote comment=”190605″]Why no Earnhardt v. Gordon?

    I know most people here will hate the logos all over these uniforms (as that is what they are), but in auto racing they are required in order to be out there competing.

    (Pardon the links)
    Earnhardt’s look was classic – http://motorsport.co...

    Gordon’s look was new and unique –
    http://motorsport.co...

    With apologies to Bryan, I’ll do that rivalry one better: Pearson vs. Petty. The Wood Brothers Purolator Mercury vs. the Petty Enterprises STP Dodge. Sorry. Could not find a color shot of the two in their firesuits (or a shot with the classic Petty Dodge Charger, for that matter), but you get the picture from these shots.[/quote]

    Nicely done. Pearson’s Cougar makes my heart flutter.

  • Jon Horton | December 22, 2007 at 11:54 pm |

    Interesting news from the University of Washington today. The Husky men’s team wore their Gold unis against Cal State Northridge… except there was a MAJOR change from previous appearances.

    Nike had embroidered their stylized Husky into the shoulder of the uniforms when they delivered them, and the first appearances of the jerseys had the dog in plain sight. Today, all the dogs had been replaced by the W – sewn on top of the Dog logo.

    The Nike Dog has been the source of massive controversy, expecially of late… and it’s really an interesting move to see the school be proactive in covering up a Nike mandated logo with a more traditonal one.

    There have been threads upon threads on message boards to get rid of the Nike Dog as a logo (and I can tell you first hand that the university has gone exclusively with the W all year long) The message board remarks have criticized the University for it’s “pushing” of the Nike dog, when it has actually been the contrary. I hope this move will silence some of the critics.

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2007 at 11:56 pm |
  • LI Phil | December 23, 2007 at 12:16 am |

    many christmases ago, i went to buy a doll for my son…i reached for the last one they had, but so did another man…as i rained blows upon him, i realized there had to be another way…

    the doll…was destroyed…ut out of that a new holiday was born: a festivus for the rest of us

    happy festivus all uniwatchers

  • Duke E | December 23, 2007 at 1:07 am |

    [quote comment=”190744″][quote comment=”190738″]
    Interesting. Growing up and attending Catholic high school in central Illinois, I note that while Bloomington, IL’s Catholic high schoolhad the word ‘Catholic’ in it in the mid 80s, neither Kankakee Bishop McNamara, Peru St Bede, or my alma mater Ottawa Marquette used ‘Catholic’.

    Checking their websites now, Marquette and St Bede still don’t. According to Bishop Mac’s website, however, they are Bishop McNamara Catholic High School. (I never did like Bishop Mac, anyway; they spoiled our almost-undefeated season in 1984, and on Homecoming, yet.)[/quote]

    I’m assuming from the way you say it that the name of the school itself is Bloomington Catholic, like we have schools around here named Pella Christian or Grandview Park Baptist. Now that I think of it, I can’t name a single non-Catholic private school in the entire state of Iowa that’s named after a person, nor can I name a single Catholic school here named simply “Catholic”. There are a few Assumptions, but all the Catholics have some other name attached to them as well (Person’s game, a Saint, or my personal favorite Holy Trinity Catholic).[/quote]

    The full name is Bloomington Central Catholic High School.

  • steve | December 23, 2007 at 1:30 am |

    just recieved two “twisted” orioles hats, making the o’s the boston orioles and the oakland orioles….oakland orioles kind of works…..

  • John Lintner | December 23, 2007 at 3:52 am |

    It is very late and no one will see this but my two votes for best rivalry unis

    NCAA Hockey:
    Sioux vs. Minnesota (link didnt work)

    Music:

    David Lee Roth

    vs.
    Sammy Hagar

    Gimmie the Sioux and David Lee Roth!

  • Shayne Menecola | December 23, 2007 at 6:57 am |

    David Lee Roth all the way. For an in-depth audio comparison in song check out Nerf Herder’s song Van Halen.

  • James Craven | December 23, 2007 at 8:16 am |

    College football: PennState vs. Alabama, 1979 Sugar Bowl. Compared with many of the monstosities seen today, plainer is better.

    College basketball: UCLA va. North Carolina.

    Baseball: Yankkes vs. Red Sox.

    NFL: Packers vs. Bears.

    NHL: Any Orginial Six when they meet.

    NBA: Celtics vs. Sixers 1980-83, Lakers vs. Sixers (same years), Celtics vs. Lakers (ditto).

  • Nick | December 23, 2007 at 8:57 am |

    [quote comment=”190897″][quote comment=”190876″][quote comment=”190625″]When the school is part of a community school district (Jefferson, Kennedy, and Washington) the district is listed first, but when the school is private (Xavier and Prairie), the school name is listed before the location. quote]

    Actually, Prairie is a seperate school district (College Community) and not a private school. So they would be similar to Linn-Mar.

  • kj | December 23, 2007 at 11:33 am |

    I still don’t see what all the uproar is about at Washington. The “Nike Dog” is a fantastic logo. Simple, well-rendered, overall a good looking logo. I understand that people like the traditional W and all, but I just don’t see why people think that a nice looking husky is a bad logo for a team called the Huskies.

  • Jon Horton | December 23, 2007 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”191323″]I still don’t see what all the uproar is about at Washington. The “Nike Dog” is a fantastic logo. Simple, well-rendered, overall a good looking logo. I understand that people like the traditional W and all, but I just don’t see why people think that a nice looking husky is a bad logo for a team called the Huskies.[/quote]

    There are some who like the Nike Dog… I think it is nice logo as well… but Washington has some hardcore traditionalists that want a “real” Husky… and will stand their ground until they see it.

    I actually love the graphic representation logos… some of my favorites are Penn State (which has a great realistic lion logo to compliment the graphic one) Missouri’s tiger and LSU’s Tiger Eye logo is one of my favorites.

    To paraphrase a current NHL commercial, “no one ever said they fight for the logo on the front. (laughing)

  • Tape | December 23, 2007 at 10:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”190938″]
    2009 will be the 50th Anniversary season of the AFL. [/quote]

    2010 would be the 50th anniversary season. 2009 will be the 50th season. this one should even be really easy to count with the first year ending in zero and all.

    subtle, yet very important, difference. the Pistons didn’t get it right either this year with their anniversary patch/logo.

  • whiteray | December 23, 2007 at 10:46 pm |

    I agree about most of the NFC North — at least before the current Vikings’ uniforms. There would be this — and this and this. All beautiful!

  • Bill | December 24, 2007 at 9:55 am |

    For those that love the black and gold:

  • Bill | December 24, 2007 at 9:57 am |

    Take 2:

  • Bill | December 24, 2007 at 10:00 am |

    Penguins and Bruins.

  • Joseph J. Finn | December 27, 2007 at 3:31 pm |

    White Sox at Cubs, since in choosing between road uniforms I think you have to go with the White Sox ones pretty easily (plus, the Cubs home unis are pretty snappy).