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New Year’s Resolution: Buy Socks for, Like, Everyone

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It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of the bare-legged look in college football. But there’s bare-legged and then there’s really bare-legged, as demonstrated to nauseating effect yesterday by Wes Byrum, above. C’mon, dude, nobody wants to look at your ankles — it’s bad enough we have to see your calves. — Paul

 

218 comments to New Year’s Resolution: Buy Socks for, Like, Everyone

  • LI Phil | January 1, 2008 at 7:48 am |

    she doesn’t need socks

    /just sayin’
    //happy new year everyone

  • DouginGA | January 1, 2008 at 8:27 am |

    That’s not Kodi Burns. That’s Wes Byrum, the Kicker that beat Florida earlier this year… twice!!

  • xyz | January 1, 2008 at 8:28 am |

    Are you sure that is Kodi Burns in the headline photo? (Looks like the kicker or punter) I think it is Kodi Burns in the reference photo.

  • Paul Lukas | January 1, 2008 at 8:34 am |

    [quote comment=”195954″]Are you sure that is Kodi Burns in the headline photo? (Looks like the kicker or punter) I think it is Kodi Burns in the reference photo.[/quote]

    Sorry, I took the name from the AP’s photo caption, which said it was Burns. Fixing it now!

  • P. Campbell | January 1, 2008 at 9:14 am |

    Easy mistake to make if you’re just looking at a roster…Burns and Byrum have duplicate numbers.

  • DCM | January 1, 2008 at 10:14 am |

    Anywho, the look sure sucks. Bynum’s kicks were impressive…but how did he beat Florida twice?

    I was at the Chick-fil-A Bowl last night, pretty close seats, and forgot about looking for the omnipresent bowl patch until…overtime! Auburn’s traditional striped uni certainly outclassed Clemson’s purple pants, but I wasn’t impressed by the behavior of the Auburn fans.

    Paul, if you’ve never had a Chick-fil-A sandwich, you’re missing a slice of heaven.

  • LI Phil | January 1, 2008 at 10:22 am |

    i could see how one could confuse this #18 with this #18

  • BigMatt | January 1, 2008 at 10:40 am |

    I like the low black socks, but not THAT low!! I don’t like the socks up to the knee, thats whats wrong with the NFL.

  • Anthony Verna | January 1, 2008 at 10:41 am |

    Happy New Year, everyone!!

  • chadcate | January 1, 2008 at 10:50 am |

    Arkansas to wear all red today in the cotton bowl and I think Missouri is wearing all gold

  • LI Phil | January 1, 2008 at 10:52 am |

    looks like the 08 line of nike system-of-dress tenniswear is out

  • Gregory | January 1, 2008 at 11:02 am |

    [quote comment=”195985″]i could see how one could confuse this #18 with this #18[/quote]
    in their defense, they dont list “Race” on the score card.

  • DouginGA | January 1, 2008 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”195982″]Anywho, the look sure sucks. Bynum’s kicks were impressive…but how did he beat Florida twice?

    I was at the Chick-fil-A Bowl last night, pretty close seats, and forgot about looking for the omnipresent bowl patch until…overtime! Auburn’s traditional striped uni certainly outclassed Clemson’s purple pants, but I wasn’t impressed by the behavior of the Auburn fans.

    Paul, if you’ve never had a Chick-fil-A sandwich, you’re missing a slice of heaven.[/quote]

    He kicked the game winner, but Florida called timeout right before the ball was snapped. Then he lined up and did it again. He celebrated by running off the field at the Swamp by mocking the Gator Chomp (he’s a native Floridian).

  • Brad | January 1, 2008 at 11:05 am |

    I was wondering if Paul would like to comment on how this blight of unsightly shoulder patches started in the NHL. There doesn’t appear to be any good reason for them and they really take away from some uniforms. Columbus and Phoenix come to mind; examples of teams whose jerseys might look better without said patches.

    On the contrary, I’ve always liked those worn by Chicago.

  • My Name is not Earl | January 1, 2008 at 11:08 am |

    No surprises in the Outback Bowl. Tennessee in home orange, but back to the white pants with the stripes. Wisconsin in all white.

  • The Ol Goaler | January 1, 2008 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”195985″]i could see how one could confuse this #18 with this #18[/quote]
    (Rant ON) As a long-time play-by-play broadcaster, “duplicate numbers” oughtta be outlawed!!! As is, they’re only permissible in NCAA football; which leads to abominations like this! The “dupes” aren’t allowed on the field at the same time, which is why running back Jimmy Jackson and safety William Moore both get to wear #1! If that weren’t bad enough, Jackson’s from Caruthersville, Missouri, while Moore’s from Hayti, Missouri… both Bootheel towns about 25 miles apart! Sheesh!

    No other sport allows this… not MLB, the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, or any NCAA sport except football! C’mon, guys… you’ve got 100 different possibilities for uniform numbers (counting the use of 0 or 00)… there’s NO NEED for “dupes”! Heck, you could even use three-digit numbers like Japanese baseball does if you’ve got more than 100 players! (Rant OFF)

    We now return you to your regular perusal of today’s bowl games… ;-)

  • My Name is not Earl | January 1, 2008 at 11:12 am |

    [quote comment=”195994″]Arkansas to wear all red today in the cotton bowl and I think Missouri is wearing all gold[/quote]

    If that’s the case, hopefully Pat Summerall will go off on the teams for not “getting it.”

  • LI Phil | January 1, 2008 at 11:18 am |

    let me ask a stupid question, as im only vaguely familiar with recruiting/walk on/redshirt etc. practices in NC2A…

    would it be possible to actually keep the rosters down to say…99 players…or even a more manageable 75, so as not to need the double numbering?

    i know this has been going on in college for some time (i remember back in the 70’s or 80’s when a classmate told me “nebraska’s got like 115 players” [he may or may not have been exaggerating])…when i asked him why, he said, “well, when nebraska is up 44-0, they put in the third string”

  • Timothy B | January 1, 2008 at 11:25 am |

    Don’t forget, outdoor NHL game today in Buffalo.

    I’m not a Pens fan, but those powder blues are pretty sweet.

  • John | January 1, 2008 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”196006″][quote comment=”195994″]Arkansas to wear all red today in the cotton bowl and I think Missouri is wearing all gold[/quote]

    If that’s the case, hopefully Pat Summerall will go off on the teams for not “getting it.”[/quote]
    Nope, drunk Pat likes the all red for the Backs.

  • ScottyJ in WV | January 1, 2008 at 11:50 am |

    With all of the green and gold in the Sun Bowl yesterday, I thought Paul may have slipped in a subliminal sponsorship for the site.

    I know they’ve been ripped ad nauseum, but Oregon looked simply ridiculous. They look straight out of a bad, low budget movie from the early nineties.

  • P. Campbell | January 1, 2008 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”196011″]let me ask a stupid question, as im only vaguely familiar with recruiting/walk on/redshirt etc. practices in NC2A…

    would it be possible to actually keep the rosters down to say…99 players…or even a more manageable 75, so as not to need the double numbering?

    i know this has been going on in college for some time (i remember back in the 70’s or 80’s when a classmate told me “nebraska’s got like 115 players” [he may or may not have been exaggerating])…when i asked him why, he said, “well, when nebraska is up 44-0, they put in the third string”[/quote]

    DI college teams can only have 85 on scholarship, but they have a number of walk-ons. Even with that, if you kept the rosters at just 99 players, you’d probably still have to duplicate some numbers due to numbering restrictions (which are much more relaxed, by neccessity, in college than in the NFL).

    Couple that with the fact that many teams have retired numbers (at Auburn, 7, 34, and 88 are retired) and you can see the need to have duplicate numbers.

  • Smail | January 1, 2008 at 11:53 am |

    [quote comment=”196003″]unsightly shoulder patches started in the NHL.[/quote]

    Columbus’ shoulder patch used to include a glow in the dark green bug, I think the Union army cap is a marked improvement. Something I noticed the other day is that all the Edge replicas have really cheap looking plastic shoulder patches, while only the authentics have actual patches. Makes me never want to buy one of the new replicas.

  • Mike Engle | January 1, 2008 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”196032″][quote comment=”196003″]unsightly shoulder patches started in the NHL.[/quote]

    Columbus’ shoulder patch used to include a glow in the dark green bug, I think the Union army cap is a marked improvement. Something I noticed the other day is that all the Edge replicas have really cheap looking plastic shoulder patches, while only the authentics have actual patches. Makes me never want to buy one of the new replicas.[/quote]
    I was in the NHL Store in Manhattan yesterday. I saw a modern RBK Edge Kings jersey (Black/purple crown) with Gretzky’s name and number. Most disgusting thing ever, especially because his real throwback (the black/silver “Chevy” logo) was on the next rack…

  • Dan | January 1, 2008 at 12:01 pm |

    Hogs in all red no gold for Mizzou as Paul and the Tigers hinted

  • Marcus Hall, B-More, MD | January 1, 2008 at 12:15 pm |

    i could swear i just saw Casey Dick, Quarterback for the Arkansas Razorbacks with C. Dick on his jersey………………………

  • Scott | January 1, 2008 at 12:23 pm |

    (Brought forward from the other day, sorry – was offline for awhile. I blame alcohol.)

    Not a great pic, but here’s Warren Moon in the ‘78 Rose Bowl. The Huskies hadn’t been for nearly 20 years, and did the single-rose patch… then they went a couple more times in the next few years, and added additional roses to the patch each time.

    Paul sez:
    I ran a column on Rose Bowl uni modifications about two years ago. A few of the photo links no longer work, but most of them are still good — look here.

    You know, that may have been the column that first tweaked me to Uni Watch. I remember now because of this statement:

    the rose bush is more commonly planted on the shoulders, a landscaping concept that appears to have been pioneered by Washington and Iowa in 1982.

    Which, oddly enough, is refuted by the pic I posted of Moon :-) When I posted it on Sunday, I thought it might have been the first shoulder patch, but I had absolutely no reason other than homerism to think so. Now I wonder. Anyone know of shoulder patches in bowls prior to 1978?

  • =bg= | January 1, 2008 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”195985″]i could see how one could confuse this #18 with this #18[/quote]

    Let’s play the “Count the # of Under Armour logos” game.

  • 9/9 | January 1, 2008 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”195982″]

    Paul, if you’ve never had a Chick-fil-A sandwich, you’re missing a slice of heaven.[/quote]

    Intentional joke or not?

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Jet | January 1, 2008 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”196015″]

    I’m not a Pens fan, but those powder blues are pretty sweet.[/quote]

    Got that right!

    -Jet

  • Brad | January 1, 2008 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”196032″]

    Something I noticed the other day is that all the Edge replicas have really cheap looking plastic shoulder patches, while only the authentics have actual patches. Makes me never want to buy one of the new replicas.[/quote]

    I’ve noticed this too, and it pisses me off. My brother got a Nash replica for Christmas and not only are the shoulder patches that plastic crap, but the numbers are one piece with fake stiching holding the white to the red. It just bothers me that Reebok has raised the prices for crappier gear. I have the old alternate and all the patches are fully embroidered.

    Is it possible to buy the real patches seperately and sew them on yourself? I don’t want to get a new jersey but have that stupid plastic crap on them.

  • Brad | January 1, 2008 at 12:44 pm |

    Oh, I was a Penguins fan before the Jackets were dropped into my home town, and not only am I pumped for the Winter Classic, but I too think that those powder blues are absolutely wonderful. I read somewhere that Pittsburgh likes them so much there are going to ask the league for permission to make them their alternates next year.

  • Jim | January 1, 2008 at 12:45 pm |

    Anybody notice the referee in the Cotton Bowl is wearing green shoes?

  • Jet | January 1, 2008 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”196003″]I was wondering if Paul would like to comment on how this blight of unsightly shoulder patches started in the NHL. [/quote]

    Thanks for bringing this up, since only yesterday I commented on the visual overload in the NHL and upbraided for it.

    The shoulder patches are part of the problem, yes, but I still find the jersey designs, the color-coordinated goalie pads and the advertising on the side boards and the ice surface to be more egregious.

    The patches work when they are part of the overall uniform design, as with the Blackhawks. But when they are added “just because there’s space on the shoulders” and can be changed every few seasons (or annually, if they’re honoring an event or anniversary), then they are not an integral part of the overall uniform design – they are just more visual clutter.

    -Jet

  • Brad | January 1, 2008 at 12:49 pm |

    Reebok has a little table that elaborates on the differences between all the jerseys available and the old CCM replicas.

    Notice at the bottom of the table, all jerseys get the fully embroidered Reebok logo treatment. Thank heavens for that, I wouldn’t want people to this my sweater was made by an actual hockey company, like CCM.

  • College Kid | January 1, 2008 at 12:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”196058″][quote comment=”195985″]i could see how one could confuse this #18 with this #18[/quote]

    Let’s play the “Count the # of Under Armour logos” game.[/quote]

    give credit to the photographer of the 2nd pic….no Under Armour logos can be clearly seen. The chin skin has one, but only half can be seen.

  • brian | January 1, 2008 at 12:51 pm |

    yes i noticed that. It looks like they are stained badly or something.

    And anyone notice pat summerall’s hands are purple.

  • Luke Mohamed | January 1, 2008 at 1:08 pm |

    Anyone see the Pregame thing on NBC with a little kid wearing a Crosby jersey skating on a pond? The jersey is a fake. The numbers are only two colors instead of three. It was one of the knockoffs you get off ebay that non hockey fans won’t notice the difference. But I did! Anyone get a screen grab of it?

  • David | January 1, 2008 at 1:10 pm |

    Odd thing I just noticed-
    Colby Armstrong, a RW for the Penguins, was just interviewed and his jersey/sweater had white chest laces (no screen shot); but, the store’s shop shows the jersey/sweater with blue chest laces
    I imagine that the rest oft he team will have white laces too…What a lovely game this is by the way, both teams in retro looks, the snow falling down–awesome

  • Robert | January 1, 2008 at 1:10 pm |

    I just flipped over to the Cotton Bowl, and wow-o-wow, does Arkansas look terrible in the maroon-over-maroon (or is it crimson-over-crimson?). It is a bad look no matter what, but the stripe-free pants and different shades between jersey and pants are ghastly.

  • Peter | January 1, 2008 at 1:10 pm |

    This is off topic but somewhat uni related. CFL teams have locker room sales at the end of the season and sell off all kinds of random stuff, game used helmets, jerseys, and what not. One thing they have are the player’s name plates from their lockers. People fall all over themselves to get them, in particular certain players. I don’t really understand this. Does anyone have a collection of name plates? Do NFL and College teams do this? On a Winter Classic note these guys are wearing a lot of underneath gear prompting my dad to say, “when I was a kid we had to get changed outdoors where we were playing and didn’t have any of this gear.” Made me chuckle!

  • =bg= | January 1, 2008 at 1:10 pm |

    Not a hockey fan any longer really,—but those Pens blue jerseys are cool.

    And those old Sabres jerseys remind me of my old Cincinnati Swords.

    PS wouldnt it be great if someone plastered Costas with a snowball?

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | January 1, 2008 at 1:17 pm |

    Looks like there will be a couple players wearing eye black today for the Penguins-Sabres game…

  • David | January 1, 2008 at 1:17 pm |

    One of the Pens goalies, #30-something, isn’t wearing all-brown pads, it is black with gold swirls, maybe his regular pads…

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | January 1, 2008 at 1:18 pm |

    Ales Kotalik is wearing the eye black. Probably some more players, too.

  • Lutter | January 1, 2008 at 1:19 pm |

    Holy crap these have got to be the worst looking thing I have ever seen. What coach would actually put their players in these???

  • Patrick | January 1, 2008 at 1:22 pm |

    Does anyone have specifics on why a certain player in college football would get his own number, as opposed to having to share a number? It certainly seems like having sole possession of a number could be seen as a mark of honor, seniority, or being a top player.

  • David | January 1, 2008 at 1:22 pm |

    What is this guy singing?

  • Peter | January 1, 2008 at 1:24 pm |

    This is a beautiful looking game, those old Sabres uniforms are amazing, and the Pens look great too. I love the eye black as well. I think the NHL has really done a great job with this.

  • Joseph | January 1, 2008 at 1:27 pm |

    Arkansas looks bad. Mizzou looks decent, although white with gold is to much brightness. Go with the black pnats, guys. I actually like the low/no sock look. I think it’s much better than the NFL

  • Slick Rick | January 1, 2008 at 1:27 pm |

    Florida’s jerseys in the Capital One Bowl with the SEC 75th Anny patch, the Capital One bowl patch and the gator head patch is waaayyyy too much.

  • Joe O. | January 1, 2008 at 1:28 pm |

    No buffaslugs! Snow flurries! Huge crowd! If only the NHL didn’t put this game up against one of the biggest College Football game days of the year!

    This game just looks like hockey should…especially the goalies wearing the snow caps over their masks!

  • David | January 1, 2008 at 1:28 pm |

    Ryan Miller (Buffalo goalie) has on a beanie

  • David | January 1, 2008 at 1:28 pm |

    Ryan Miller (Buffalo goalie) has on a beanie, while the Pittsburgh goalie does not

  • Patrick | January 1, 2008 at 1:29 pm |

    Being a baseball guy, I generally despise winter. But watching the Pens-Sabres game makes the cold look tolerable.

    One observation – I haven’t seen the behind the goal nets that are required in arenas. Is this likely because of the distance between the fans and the rink?

  • Slick Rick | January 1, 2008 at 1:29 pm |

    correction: they ARE waaayyyy to much. Sorry, I’m hungover.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | January 1, 2008 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”196106″]Being a baseball guy, I generally despise winter. But watching the Pens-Sabres game makes the cold look tolerable.

    One observation – I haven’t seen the behind the goal nets that are required in arenas. Is this likely because of the distance between the fans and the rink?[/quote]

    It’s kind of hard to put up the protective mesh when there isn’t a ceiling to hang it from.

  • NateL | January 1, 2008 at 1:33 pm |

    Florida’s all blue is bad. I wish they’d wear the orange pants.

    I’ve never noticed the yellow piping around the Michigan jersey. Do they have the same piping on the blue jerseys? If they do, it isn’t yellow, is it?

    How about the space in MANNINGHAM. More like:
    M A N N I N G H A M

    All in all, a classic matchup…gotta love the Michigan unis.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | January 1, 2008 at 1:33 pm |

    Those Penguins sweaters don’t appear to be powder blue. They look teal, like the San Jose Sharks’ unis.

  • Patrick | January 1, 2008 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”196108″][quote comment=”196106″]Being a baseball guy, I generally despise winter. But watching the Pens-Sabres game makes the cold look tolerable.

    One observation – I haven’t seen the behind the goal nets that are required in arenas. Is this likely because of the distance between the fans and the rink?[/quote]

    It’s kind of hard to put up the protective mesh when there isn’t a ceiling to hang it from.[/quote]

    I would think that with the liability risk, they’d find a way to put something up if they felt that there was serious chance of someone getting fuckfaced puckfaced.

  • odessa steps | January 1, 2008 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”196102″]No buffaslugs! Snow flurries! Huge crowd! If only the NHL didn’t put this game up against one of the biggest College Football game days of the year![/quote]

    Well, the game will be over (or almost over) before the two BCS games are played, so they really are competing against second tier games.

    Hopefully, the winter spectacle of the whole thing will draw some extra viewers to the game.

  • Joe O. | January 1, 2008 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”196114″][quote comment=”196102″]No buffaslugs! Snow flurries! Huge crowd! If only the NHL didn’t put this game up against one of the biggest College Football game days of the year![/quote]

    Well, the game will be over (or almost over) before the two BCS games are played, so they really are competing against second tier games.

    Hopefully, the winter spectacle of the whole thing will draw some extra viewers to the game.[/quote]

    Michigan vs Florida may not be a BCS game, but the ratings are expected to be HUGE…Both UF and UM draw a lot of ratings nationwide from their fanbase…I expect that game to quadruple what the NHL game will draw…

    However, this game is MUCH prettier…especially in the sock department…

  • salts | January 1, 2008 at 1:41 pm |

    try playing sports in RL someday losers

  • jon | January 1, 2008 at 1:45 pm |

    I don’t know what i like best, outdoor NHL in the snow, the AMAZING throwbacks, or the toques.

    Something doesn’t sit right with me about Florida’s all blue though. Is it darker than the blue from the late 90’s. I remember really liking the all blue then. And even though I’m an Ohio guy, I’ve got to admit that UM’s unis are just classy.

  • Joe O. | January 1, 2008 at 1:46 pm |

    Zamboni in mid period?

    Also interesting seeing all the support equipment just sitting out in the open…Zambonis, spare/practice nets, shovels, etc.

    Back to Uni-Related: I like that the Buffalo coaches/trainers/support personel are wearing the retro logo’d gear and not the buffaslug, I hate when a team goes throwback but the sidelines are covered in the new gear…

  • Marc from Brooklyn | January 1, 2008 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”195985″]i could see how one could confuse this #18 with this #18[/quote]
    [quote comment=”195956″][quote comment=”195954″]Are you sure that is Kodi Burns in the headline photo? (Looks like the kicker or punter) I think it is Kodi Burns in the reference photo.[/quote]

    Sorry, I took the name from the AP’s photo caption, which said it was Burns. Fixing it now![/quote]

    So much for minimal fact-checking by the wire service. I guess they just want to get it out and they’ll correct it later. :(

  • Bill T. | January 1, 2008 at 1:49 pm |

    Thoughts from the Pens/Sabres game:

    The rink, although regulation size, appears smaller with no crowd surrounding it.

    Reebok is still pushing their Edge uniforms in commercials.

    No sightings of bare calves and ankles.

  • Jason | January 1, 2008 at 1:53 pm |

    Here’s some shot’s of Miller ski hat

    #1

    #2

  • Joe O. | January 1, 2008 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”196129″]Here’s some shot’s of Miller ski hat

    #1

    #2[/quote]

    Somebody has got to get the screen they just zoomed in on the top of the “beanie” and its tagged with the goalies name, number, and date…I guess for historical purposes…

  • Bill Campbell | January 1, 2008 at 1:56 pm |

    The Sabers’ goalie looks like he is wearing a sock on his mask. Great looking game though.

  • Andrew | January 1, 2008 at 1:59 pm |

    I was looking at a collection of old NASL (yes, soccer) jerseys, and noticed something I hadn’t seen before. For part of the life of the Washington Diplomats (right before Cruyff came, I think), the “Dips” logo on the front of their shirt had the I dotted with an adidas logo.
    Here’s some pictures.
    So, I was wondering, are there other places where a corporate logo has been made part of the mark of a team? I guess either in a picture logo or in a wordmark. Have we covered this somewhere already?

  • Mike Edgerly | January 1, 2008 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”196068″]Anybody notice the referee in the Cotton Bowl is wearing green shoes?[/quote]
    Yeah…It’s weird…I’m not sure if it’s something weird Fox is doing with the video, it’s making Tony Temple #22 look like he’s wearing green shoes too, though he’s plainly not in this pic. I’m going back to the rubber room now…

  • David | January 1, 2008 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”196119″]try playing sports in RL someday losers[/quote]
    Thanks

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | January 1, 2008 at 2:02 pm |

    Pittsburgh’s goalie Ty Conklin is going without laces in his sweater. No pics yet.

  • Brad | January 1, 2008 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”196133″]The Sabers’ goalie looks like he is wearing a sock on his mask. Great looking game though.[/quote]

    I noticed this too, I’ve been listening for them to confirm that this is a sock. It really looks like a sock to me, which if true, has got to be the uni-story of the year.

  • Peter | January 1, 2008 at 2:08 pm |

    I was hoping one of the goalies would have a toque complete with puff ball, but we can’t have everything! The mesh behind the glass was put up after a little girl was killed at an NHL game a few years ago. However, the space between the boards and the stands is pretty huge. Ty Conklin has now played in both outdoor NHL games and not worn a toque in either.

  • Jeffrey | January 1, 2008 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”196059″][quote comment=”195982″]

    Paul, if you’ve never had a Chick-fil-A sandwich, you’re missing a slice of heaven.[/quote]

    Intentional joke or not?

    http://en.wikipedia....

    lol. “our mission is to glorify god by making kick ass chicken sandwiches, unless it’s sunday.”

  • Mike A | January 1, 2008 at 2:11 pm |

    Are the throwbacks RBK Edge jerseys? I don’t see the alternate fabric panels around the arm openings that are the basis for the Edge “design” template. They look like they might just be regular air knit fabric…anyone else notice this?

  • David | January 1, 2008 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”196150″][quote comment=”196133″]The Sabers’ goalie looks like he is wearing a sock on his mask. Great looking game though.[/quote]

    I noticed this too, I’ve been listening for them to confirm that this is a sock. It really looks like a sock to me, which if true, has got to be the uni-story of the year.[/quote]
    Are you guys joking? It’s a ski hat/beanie!

  • LI Phil | January 1, 2008 at 2:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”196138″][quote comment=”196119″]try playing sports in RL someday losers[/quote]
    Thanks[/quote]

    polo has a sport line

    /jackass

  • Jeff E. | January 1, 2008 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”196169″][quote comment=”196138″][quote comment=”196119″]try playing sports in RL someday losers[/quote]
    Thanks[/quote]

    polo has a sport line

    /jackass[/quote]

    LOL! It took me a second to get what you were saying. I’ve never liked his cologne though.

  • David | January 1, 2008 at 2:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”196139″]Pittsburgh’s goalie Ty Conklin is going without laces in his sweater. No pics yet.[/quote]
    Maybe he put them in during intermission, but he has them now in the 2nd P

  • Original Jim | January 1, 2008 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”196156″][quote comment=”196059″][quote comment=”195982″]

    Paul, if you’ve never had a Chick-fil-A sandwich, you’re missing a slice of heaven.[/quote]

    Intentional joke or not?

    http://en.wikipedia....

    lol. “our mission is to glorify god by making kick ass chicken sandwiches, unless it’s sunday.”[/quote]

    Not a joke. Go to any mall food court (or restaurant) on a Sunday and there will be a big sign explaining why it’s closed.

  • Greg | January 1, 2008 at 2:40 pm |

    Nebraska in its ‘men’s football’ era (pre-2004) regularly suited up over 120 players for home games because of its aggressive walk-on program. That said, there is no reason that players on the two-deep need to have duplicate numbers.

  • PaddyWaggn | January 1, 2008 at 2:41 pm |

    Has anyone noticed if the “Amp” logo has made its way onto the jersey’s Winter Classic logo?

    The sheer beauty of this game is helping me feel not so hungover.

    But only a little.

  • Patrick | January 1, 2008 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”196175″][quote comment=”196156″][quote comment=”196059″][quote comment=”195982″]

    Paul, if you’ve never had a Chick-fil-A sandwich, you’re missing a slice of heaven.[/quote]

    Intentional joke or not?

    http://en.wikipedia....

    lol. “our mission is to glorify god by making kick ass chicken sandwiches, unless it’s sunday.”[/quote]

    Not a joke. Go to any mall food court (or restaurant) on a Sunday and there will be a big sign explaining why it’s closed.[/quote]

    Franklin Covey stores are the same way.

  • LI Phil | January 1, 2008 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”196181″][quote comment=”196175″][quote comment=”196156″][quote comment=”196059″][quote comment=”195982″]

    Paul, if you’ve never had a Chick-fil-A sandwich, you’re missing a slice of heaven.[/quote]

    Intentional joke or not?

    http://en.wikipedia....

    lol. “our mission is to glorify god by making kick ass chicken sandwiches, unless it’s sunday.”[/quote]

    Not a joke. Go to any mall food court (or restaurant) on a Sunday and there will be a big sign explaining why it’s closed.[/quote]

    Franklin Covey stores are the same way.[/quote]

    pisses me off…the other day i wanted a spicy cool wrap and a day planner…and it was sunday…i was so fucked

  • MikeyB | January 1, 2008 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”196087″]This is off topic but somewhat uni related. CFL teams have locker room sales at the end of the season and sell off all kinds of random stuff, game used helmets, jerseys, and what not. One thing they have are the player’s name plates from their lockers. People fall all over themselves to get them, in particular certain players. I don’t really understand this. Does anyone have a collection of name plates? Do NFL and College teams do this?[/quote]

    Last year, my HS team played in the state championship game in Memorial Stadium the week after Missouri played the Huskers. We got the visitor’s locker room, and every name card was gone except for one—Chase Daniel. And this was before Chase Daniel was Chase Daniel. I should have kept it.

    And we also found an Independence Bowl championship ring.

  • Jeffrey | January 1, 2008 at 2:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”196183″][quote comment=”196181″][quote comment=”196175″][quote comment=”196156″][quote comment=”196059″][quote comment=”195982″]

    Paul, if you’ve never had a Chick-fil-A sandwich, you’re missing a slice of heaven.[/quote]

    Intentional joke or not?

    http://en.wikipedia....

    lol. “our mission is to glorify god by making kick ass chicken sandwiches, unless it’s sunday.”[/quote]

    Not a joke. Go to any mall food court (or restaurant) on a Sunday and there will be a big sign explaining why it’s closed.[/quote]

    Franklin Covey stores are the same way.[/quote]

    pisses me off…the other day i wanted a spicy cool wrap and a day planner…and it was sunday…i was so fucked[/quote]

    lmao…you had to wait till monday for those projects.

  • Brad | January 1, 2008 at 3:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”196163″][quote comment=”196150″][quote comment=”196133″]The Sabers’ goalie looks like he is wearing a sock on his mask. Great looking game though.[/quote]

    I noticed this too, I’ve been listening for them to confirm that this is a sock. It really looks like a sock to me, which if true, has got to be the uni-story of the year.[/quote]
    Are you guys joking? It’s a ski hat/beanie![/quote]

    It is definitely a sock, just like the one all the sabres are wearing. Look at the end, you can see the little hemmed elastic part at the bottom.

  • Don | January 1, 2008 at 3:09 pm |

    Arkansas wore a small razorback in the middle of their helmet on the back with the initials “JFB” in honor of outgoing AD Frank Broyles. They also wore all red in his honor today.

  • EHC52 | January 1, 2008 at 3:14 pm |

    Has anybody else noticed that some of the Revolution helmets being worn by the Michigan players have a spot to inflate the front pad right above the nose bumper while some do not? I wore a Revo in college (as did many of my teammates) and I’ve never noticed this before. In fact, I’ve got my Revo from my senior year (last year) and it doesn’t have that feature. What’s up with this? Can anybody explain?

  • 9/9 | January 1, 2008 at 3:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”196163″][quote comment=”196150″][quote comment=”196133″]The Sabers’ goalie looks like he is wearing a sock on his mask. Great looking game though.[/quote]

    I noticed this too, I’ve been listening for them to confirm that this is a sock. It really looks like a sock to me, which if true, has got to be the uni-story of the year.[/quote]
    Are you guys joking? It’s a ski hat/beanie![/quote]

    You know, I was assuming it was a beanie, but now that I actually look at it I do think it is a sock.

  • GoTerriers | January 1, 2008 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”196192″][quote comment=”196163″][quote comment=”196150″][quote comment=”196133″]The Sabers’ goalie looks like he is wearing a sock on his mask. Great looking game though.[/quote]

    I noticed this too, I’ve been listening for them to confirm that this is a sock. It really looks like a sock to me, which if true, has got to be the uni-story of the year.[/quote]

    Are you guys joking? It’s a ski hat/beanie![/quote]

    It is definitely a sock, just like the one all the sabres are wearing. Look at the end, you can see the little hemmed elastic part at the bottom.[/quote]

    It’s not a beanie or a ski cap. It’s definitely a hockey sock (which is almost a legwarmer so that shin pads will fit under it). There is a company that turns the same material that turns socks into hats. They make lots of college teams, but I imagine that a professional hockey player could certainly have one custom made for an event such as this.

  • Matt | January 1, 2008 at 3:25 pm |

    Not Uni-Related (Even though the Throwbacks look amazing) But it’s the third period in Buffalo and Heavy snow is falling.

    It is quite a fantastic image!

  • DCM | January 1, 2008 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”196188″][quote comment=”196183″][quote comment=”196181″][quote comment=”196175″][quote comment=”196156″][quote comment=”196059″][quote comment=”195982″]

    Paul, if you’ve never had a Chick-fil-A sandwich, you’re missing a slice of heaven.[/quote]

    Intentional joke or not?

    http://en.wikipedia....

    lol. “our mission is to glorify god by making kick ass chicken sandwiches, unless it’s sunday.”[/quote]

    Not a joke. Go to any mall food court (or restaurant) on a Sunday and there will be a big sign explaining why it’s closed.[/quote]

    Franklin Covey stores are the same way.[/quote]

    pisses me off…the other day i wanted a spicy cool wrap and a day planner…and it was sunday…i was so fucked[/quote]

    lmao…you had to wait till monday for those projects.[/quote]

    What did I start? What fun! Bad adjective choice, but the sandwiches are great. Funny to take someone who’s never had one. The food and service are the best among fast-food places.

    Uni-wise, at the bowl game Chick-fil-A dressed their cows in realy authenic Clemson and Auburn jerseys, complete with piping and stripes. The Clemson cows wore # 28 for the star RB and danced on the correct Clemson side. Didn’t see what number the Auburn cows wore.

    I still say the sockless Auburn kicker only beat Florida once.

  • Taauub | January 1, 2008 at 3:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”196110″]Florida’s all blue is bad. I wish they’d wear the orange pants.

    I’ve never noticed the yellow piping around the Michigan jersey. Do they have the same piping on the blue jerseys? If they do, it isn’t yellow, is it?

    How about the space in MANNINGHAM. More like:
    M A N N I N G H A M

    All in all, a classic matchup…gotta love the Michigan unis.[/quote]
    The Blue Jersey’s do not have piping.

  • Marc | January 1, 2008 at 3:38 pm |

    You think NBC, who has hyped this game up all year, would at least uodate their graphics..

    dont they know there are blogs and websited dedicated to looking for this? i found this on NHL Tour. Of Logos. great catch..

    http://bp2.blogger.c...

  • Brendan Donohue | January 1, 2008 at 3:40 pm |

    Ryan Miller is defiantly wearing a sock from the Sabres’ slug uniform set. It’s not one from this year because the rbk edge uniform system doesn’t use knit socks.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | January 1, 2008 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”196178″]Has anyone noticed if the “Amp” logo has made its way onto the jersey’s Winter Classic logo?

    The sheer beauty of this game is helping me feel not so hungover.

    But only a little.[/quote]

    There’s no AMP logo on the patch.

  • odessa steps | January 1, 2008 at 3:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”196178″]Has anyone noticed if the “Amp” logo has made its way onto the jersey’s Winter Classic logo?
    [/quote]

    They are making up for it by their logo being on what seems like every other dasher board.

  • Jeff E. | January 1, 2008 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”196192″][quote comment=”196163″][quote comment=”196150″][quote comment=”196133″]The Sabers’ goalie looks like he is wearing a sock on his mask. Great looking game though.[/quote]

    I noticed this too, I’ve been listening for them to confirm that this is a sock. It really looks like a sock to me, which if true, has got to be the uni-story of the year.[/quote]
    Are you guys joking? It’s a ski hat/beanie![/quote]

    It is definitely a sock, just like the one all the sabres are wearing. Look at the end, you can see the little hemmed elastic part at the bottom.[/quote]

    Speaking of goalies, Ty Conklin’s mask (Penguins) looks specially painted for today’s game. It’s light blue all over with dark blue & white stipes down the middle (like a football helmet). It also has the retro Penguins logo on the side as well as small snowflakes all over it. IMO, it looks prety cool.

  • kevin | January 1, 2008 at 3:54 pm |

    The Gators’ kicker #98 is also wearing the ‘no show’ socks in the capital one bowl…looks pretty bad

  • Smail | January 1, 2008 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”196209″]You think NBC, who has hyped this game up all year, would at least uodate their graphics..

    dont they know there are blogs and websited dedicated to looking for this? i found this on NHL Tour. Of Logos. great catch..

    http://bp2.blogger.c...

    What do we have, five old logos on there?
    Calgary, San Jose, Columbus, Boston and Tampa Bay.

  • Matt Berry | January 1, 2008 at 4:01 pm |

    Sugar Bowl pregame radio show here in Athens just mentioned a rumor that Georgia may go all black tonight. No silver britches or red helmet. Just a rumor that is apparently unsubstantiated, and they were none too pleased just like me (they complained we’d look more like Texas Tech than UGA). I was worried about something just like this when they introduced the black, but we shall wait and see I guess.

  • EHC52 | January 1, 2008 at 4:05 pm |

    Second thing I’ve noticed, after catching only a couple of glimpses, it looks like Percy Harvin from Florida might be wearing black and orange argyle socks. Has anybody else noticed this? Again, I can only get quick glimpses.

  • patrick | January 1, 2008 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”196049″]i could swear i just saw Casey Dick, Quarterback for the Arkansas Razorbacks with C. Dick on his jersey………………………[/quote]

    Oh you did my friend. Thats the background on my cellphone. His brother/counsin also is on the team with his first initial and Dick on the jersey.

  • Dennis Abrams | January 1, 2008 at 4:13 pm |

    I love the retro jerseys and the eye black in the Winter Classic but i thought we were promised old school goalie pads. Conklin’s black and yellow pads look terrible with the powder blue uni. At least Miller’s pads match the color scheme of the jersey.

  • TommyDs | January 1, 2008 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”196230″]Second thing I’ve noticed, after catching only a couple of glimpses, it looks like Percy Harvin from Florida might be wearing black and orange argyle socks. Has anybody else noticed this? Again, I can only get quick glimpses.[/quote]

    I noticed that. Again, from the quick glances I think he’s actually wearing Nike elbow sleeves around his ankles

  • Andy--01 | January 1, 2008 at 4:33 pm |

    After a while, all Cotton Bowl refs and most of the players had green shoes and green stains on their jerseys. It certainly appears that they had to spray-paint parts of the field to get green grass on New Year’s day.

  • Lonnie | January 1, 2008 at 4:34 pm |

    This one’s totally off-topic, but it’s been something that I’ve been looking for for a decade or two.

    I heard that there used to be a semi-pro softball or baseball team in New Mexico called the Los Alamos Bombers, and I would love to get a cap (even if it’s a recreation).

    Anybody out there have any advice on finding what their font/logo would’ve been?

  • Matt Powers | January 1, 2008 at 4:37 pm |

    Has anybody else noticed that some of the Revolution helmets being worn by the Michigan players have a spot to inflate the front pad right above the nose bumper while some do not? I wore a Revo in college (as did many of my teammates) and I’ve never noticed this before. In fact, I’ve got my Revo from my senior year (last year) and it doesn’t have that feature. What’s up with this? Can anybody explain?

    Where’d you play, EHC?

  • Chuck Ryals | January 1, 2008 at 4:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”196093″]Holy crap these have got to be the worst looking thing I have ever seen. What coach would actually put their players in these???[/quote]

    Looks like somthing out of the Beetle Juice movie! :-)

  • EHC52 | January 1, 2008 at 5:04 pm |

    Emory & Henry College. It’s a small D3 school in Emory, VA.

  • Mark M | January 1, 2008 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”196235″]I love the retro jerseys and the eye black in the Winter Classic but i thought we were promised old school goalie pads. Conklin’s black and yellow pads look terrible with the powder blue uni. At least Miller’s pads match the color scheme of the jersey.[/quote]

    Conklin was a recently recalled from the AHL. Because of this they were only able to get a mask ready for the game and not pads.

    It was interesting that Conklin on his mask had the skating penguin with the scarf, which was different from the skating penguin on the jerseys.

  • kevin | January 1, 2008 at 5:12 pm |

    anyone else notice that the Illini cheerleader uniforms look like basketball uniforms? and the USC cheerleaders wearing their special rose bowl sweaters or whatever you want to call them.

  • Mike from Queens | January 1, 2008 at 5:16 pm |

    I think goalies should be required to wear the toques in all outdoor games. Jose Theodore was spot on with that gag the first time the NHL did the outdoor thing. It’s incredibly endearing. I DVRed the game for when I was at work, and those snowflakes on Conklin’s helmet are AWESOME whenever there’s a shot of the snow falling around him. Logistically and financially, it would be difficult to do this kind of thing more often, but outdoor hockey is fantastic. And those Penguins uniforms, as was mentioned earlier, are GREAT.

  • Jim | January 1, 2008 at 5:35 pm |

    Pens/Sabres retro jerseys… a thing of beauty.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | January 1, 2008 at 5:35 pm |

    Anyone know why Keith Rivers (#55) of USC has a 10 on the back of his helmet? From the looks of it, there aren’t any other USC players with numbers on the backs of their helmets.

  • Colin | January 1, 2008 at 5:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”196270″]Anyone know why Keith Rivers (#55) of USC has a 10 on the back of his helmet? From the looks of it, there aren’t any other USC players with numbers on the backs of their helmets.[/quote]

    Damn — I was about to ask the same thing. I was also going to ask whose helmet #10 was wearing, but it really looks like Rivers is the only guy with a numbered lid. Has anybody got a pic?

  • Abe | January 1, 2008 at 5:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”196005″][quote comment=”195985″]i could see how one could confuse this #18 with this #18[/quote]
    (Rant ON) As a long-time play-by-play broadcaster, “duplicate numbers” oughtta be outlawed!!! As is, they’re only permissible in NCAA football; which leads to abominations like this! The “dupes” aren’t allowed on the field at the same time, which is why running back Jimmy Jackson and safety William Moore both get to wear #1! If that weren’t bad enough, Jackson’s from Caruthersville, Missouri, while Moore’s from Hayti, Missouri… both Bootheel towns about 25 miles apart! Sheesh!

    No other sport allows this… not MLB, the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, or any NCAA sport except football! C’mon, guys… you’ve got 100 different possibilities for uniform numbers (counting the use of 0 or 00)… there’s NO NEED for “dupes”! Heck, you could even use three-digit numbers like Japanese baseball does if you’ve got more than 100 players! (Rant OFF)

    We now return you to your regular perusal of today’s bowl games… ;-)[/quote]

    Funny, I just logged on to point this out about USC. Why do both John David Booty and Brian Cushing wear #10? The worst thing is that they’re both starters – at least they don’t play on the same side of the ball, but still. Why is this?

  • Mark | January 1, 2008 at 5:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”196235″]I love the retro jerseys and the eye black in the Winter Classic but i thought we were promised old school goalie pads. Conklin’s black and yellow pads look terrible with the powder blue uni. At least Miller’s pads match the color scheme of the jersey.[/quote]
    the other penguins goalie had a set of brown leather gear made up for the game (dany sabourin?) but alas, he didn’t get to play.
    He mentioned he may keep them and use them during regular games for the rest of the season so keep an eye out.

  • E_Ro | January 1, 2008 at 5:45 pm |

    Here are the brown pads we were promised but didn’t see… [link]

  • subway | January 1, 2008 at 5:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”196234″][quote comment=”196049″]i could swear i just saw Casey Dick, Quarterback for the Arkansas Razorbacks with C. Dick on his jersey………………………[/quote]

    Oh you did my friend. Thats the background on my cellphone. His brother/counsin also is on the team with his first initial and Dick on the jersey.[/quote]

    Andy Dick would go on talk shows and say “This is the sign my limo driver held up at the airport”

    The sign read “A DICK”

  • Ryan | January 1, 2008 at 6:02 pm |

    Didn’t see this mentioned yet, so I’m going to throw it out there for discussion…

    How ridiculous did Florida look w/ the barrage of patches on their chests? They had the Gator logo, the SEC 75th anniversary logo, the outback bowl logo, the nike swoosh and some orange football (dead center) on their fronts… My dad said they looked like Nascars

  • BurghFan | January 1, 2008 at 6:02 pm |

    It was interesting that Conklin on his mask had the skating penguin with the scarf, which was different from the skating penguin on the jerseys.

    The logo on the mask was from 1967-68. The next year, they changed to the logo on today’s jerseys (albeit with slightly different lettering).

  • DJ | January 1, 2008 at 6:16 pm |

    Something I noticed the other day is that all the Edge replicas have really cheap looking plastic shoulder patches, while only the authentics have actual patches. Makes me never want to buy one of the new replicas.

    At least Reebok gets the Blackhawk shoulder patch correct on the replicas(the “C” should have a serif). Go to, among other places, the Blackhawk website and you’ll see them use a sans serif “C”, which is incorrect.

  • Shane | January 1, 2008 at 6:19 pm |

    I think Ryan Miller is going to sell his helmet with hockey sock hat on it to charity.

    Also back up goalie for the Dallas Stars is going to sell this helmet:

    signed by jim Carey.

  • odessa steps | January 1, 2008 at 6:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”196272″][quote comment=”196270″]Anyone know why Keith Rivers (#55) of USC has a 10 on the back of his helmet? From the looks of it, there aren’t any other USC players with numbers on the backs of their helmets.[/quote]

    Damn — I was about to ask the same thing. I was also going to ask whose helmet #10 was wearing, but it really looks like Rivers is the only guy with a numbered lid. Has anybody got a pic?[/quote]

    Didn’t USC have a player (kicker?) die in the off-season? Could it be for him?

  • Chad | January 1, 2008 at 6:59 pm |

    although i shuttered after glancing down and noticing the usc cheerleaders shoes i was amazed how the swoosh is absent from the rest of their uniforms. someone at nike is getting fired for this one

  • Jordan | January 1, 2008 at 6:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”196257″]anyone else notice that the Illini cheerleader uniforms look like basketball uniforms? and the USC cheerleaders wearing their special rose bowl sweaters or whatever you want to call them.[/quote]

    Seeing the USC Song Girls in their Rose Bowl unis is yet another highlight of the day.

    Thanks to the hockey game, all told this might just stand as the best Uni day of the year. here’s to the NHL for finally getting something right.

  • brian | January 1, 2008 at 7:02 pm |

    i like how Illinois helmets say team on them.

  • Marcus Hall -- BILLICK IS GONE!!! | January 1, 2008 at 7:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”196279″][quote comment=”196234″][quote comment=”196049″]i could swear i just saw Casey Dick, Quarterback for the Arkansas Razorbacks with C. Dick on his jersey………………………[/quote]

    Oh you did my friend. Thats the background on my cellphone. His brother/counsin also is on the team with his first initial and Dick on the jersey.[/quote]

    Andy Dick would go on talk shows and say “This is the sign my limo driver held up at the airport”

    The sign read “A DICK”[/quote]

    If he makes it to the pro’s, will they make him have his initial on his jersey as well? and God forbid if he happens to play with some gay dude

  • Sam | January 1, 2008 at 7:09 pm |

    not Uni related, but the Illinois band played Stairway to Heaven… Impressive

  • David | January 1, 2008 at 7:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”196099″]Arkansas looks bad. Mizzou looks decent, although white with gold is to much brightness. Go with the black pnats, guys. I actually like the low/no sock look. I think it’s much better than the NFL[/quote]
    Are you kidding me? Black pants are total PUKE! I hate black pants more than anything, especially with WHITE jerseys.

  • Stevo | January 1, 2008 at 7:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”196087″]This is off topic but somewhat uni related. CFL teams have locker room sales at the end of the season and sell off all kinds of random stuff, game used helmets, jerseys, and what not. One thing they have are the player’s name plates from their lockers. People fall all over themselves to get them, in particular certain players. I don’t really understand this. Does anyone have a collection of name plates? Do NFL and College teams do this? On a Winter Classic note these guys are wearing a lot of underneath gear prompting my dad to say, “when I was a kid we had to get changed outdoors where we were playing and didn’t have any of this gear.” Made me chuckle![/quote]

    Iowa State University has a garage sale type thing every year at one of the home football games. They sell old jerseys, clothing, I think even equipment, from all the sports. However, I don’t think they can sell anything with a current player’s name on it, since NCAA rules prevent schools from making any merchandising money off of a current player.

  • Matt Lesser | January 1, 2008 at 7:27 pm |

    Did anybody else catch the eye black in the Winter Classic? Paul brought up the eye black the other day, and happened to catch a glimpse of it in the game. I did a little searching and came up with the picture. It was being worn by #37 Michael Ryan of the Sabres.

  • Matt Lesser | January 1, 2008 at 7:28 pm |

    I hate myself. How do i do links?

    http://i248.photobuc...

  • Marcus Hall -- BILLICK IS GONE!!! | January 1, 2008 at 7:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”196308″][quote comment=”196099″]Arkansas looks bad. Mizzou looks decent, although white with gold is to much brightness. Go with the black pnats, guys. I actually like the low/no sock look. I think it’s much better than the NFL[/quote]
    Are you kidding me? Black pants are total PUKE! I hate black pants more than anything, especially with WHITE jerseys.[/quote]

    If a team is gonna do white jersey over a color pant, then the uni number should be darker than the pants – like this
    this as opposed to this or this. Ok, maybe the Texans uniform wasn’t too bad…..but this of course is RIDICULOUS!!

  • Peter | January 1, 2008 at 7:35 pm |

    I saw at least three players with eye black. One of them was Spacek on the Sabres. I just read that Ryan Miller was going to wear three different toques, one with the Sabres logo (which I saw), one with the winter classic logo, and one for a local charity. I didn’t notice the last two during the game, but the Pens didn’t have a shot in the second period so it’s possible the cameras didn’t get a good shot of Miller the whole time. Does anyone think that in 30 years if they play a game like this again that the Sabres will pull out the slug as a retro jersey and people will get all nostalgic?

  • LI Phil | January 1, 2008 at 7:54 pm |

    [quote]Does anyone think that in 30 years if they play a game like this again that the Sabres will pull out the slug as a retro jersey and people will get all nostalgic?[/quote]

    do we get nostalgic about this?

    think in 30 years adidibok or nikejestic will be making replicas of this for your kids @ $500 a pop?

    i say yes

    here’s to hoping the AFC will break out throwbacks for their 50th Anniversary, including the broncos brown & gold striped socks

  • Marcus Hall -- BILLICK IS GONE!!! | January 1, 2008 at 8:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”196316″][quote]Does anyone think that in 30 years if they play a game like this again that the Sabres will pull out the slug as a retro jersey and people will get all nostalgic?[/quote]

    do we get nostalgic about this?

    think in 30 years adidibok or nikejestic will be making replicas of this for your kids @ $500 a pop?

    i say yes

    here’s to hoping the AFC will break out throwbacks for their 50th Anniversary, including the broncos brown & gold striped socks[/quote]

    absolutely right — it seems the uglier the throwback is, the more popular it is

  • fuzzy510 | January 1, 2008 at 8:03 pm |

    Hawaii in silver helmets tonight.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | January 1, 2008 at 8:06 pm |

    and Georgia is in black…

  • Brian | January 1, 2008 at 8:06 pm |

    Just showed UGA on the Sugar Bowl pregame, they are in the black jerseys with the traditional red helmets and silver pants.

  • Shane | January 1, 2008 at 8:07 pm |

    great photo gallery here of the Winter Classic

    Picture seven has a great view of Miller’s Mask

  • LI Phil | January 1, 2008 at 8:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”196228″]Sugar Bowl pregame radio show here in Athens just mentioned a rumor that Georgia may go all black tonight.[/quote]

    thankfully not

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | January 1, 2008 at 8:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”196319″]and Georgia is in black…[/quote]

    with white bottoms.

  • Slick Rick | January 1, 2008 at 8:10 pm |

    I have never seen this KINGS jersey before:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Shane | January 1, 2008 at 8:10 pm |
  • Shane | January 1, 2008 at 8:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”196324″]I have never seen this KINGS jersey before:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    That is so terrible!
    I hope they never wore that

  • LI Phil | January 1, 2008 at 8:12 pm |

    they better show this tonight

  • Original Jim | January 1, 2008 at 8:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”196327″][quote comment=”196324″]I have never seen this KINGS jersey before:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    That is so terrible!
    I hope they never wore that[/quote]

    Um, the link shows a photo him wearing that in a game. And it says it’s from his rookie season.

    Might want to read before you post…

  • Patrick | January 1, 2008 at 8:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”196294″][quote comment=”196257″]anyone else notice that the Illini cheerleader uniforms look like basketball uniforms? and the USC cheerleaders wearing their special rose bowl sweaters or whatever you want to call them.[/quote]

    Seeing the USC Song Girls in their Rose Bowl unis is yet another highlight of the day.

    Thanks to the hockey game, all told this might just stand as the best Uni day of the year. here’s to the NHL for finally getting something right.[/quote]

    Dude, it’s only the first day of the year. Let’s see what the other 365 days brings us.

  • LI Phil | January 1, 2008 at 8:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”196331″][quote comment=”196327″][quote comment=”196324″]I have never seen this KINGS jersey before:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    That is so terrible!
    I hope they never wore that[/quote]

    Um, the link shows a photo him wearing that in a game. And it says it’s from his rookie season.

    Might want to read before you post…[/quote]

    lol…hey…who’s dat guy guarding edney?

  • Shane | January 1, 2008 at 8:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”196331″][quote comment=”196327″][quote comment=”196324″]I have never seen this KINGS jersey before:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    That is so terrible!
    I hope they never wore that[/quote]

    Um, the link shows a photo him wearing that in a game. And it says it’s from his rookie season.

    Might want to read before you post…[/quote]
    yeah i noticed that right after i posted it

    I was hoping no one would spot it

  • Jordan | January 1, 2008 at 8:23 pm |

    EHC52 I think you probably played against the college I go to. I go to Marietta College, I think Emory & Henry played them last season.

  • Jason | January 1, 2008 at 8:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”196313″]I just read that Ryan Miller was going to wear three different toques, one with the Sabres logo (which I saw), one with the winter classic logo, and one for a local charity. I didn’t notice the last two during the game, but the Pens didn’t have a shot in the second period so it’s possible the cameras didn’t get a good shot of Miller the whole time.[/quote]

    I didn’t notice three different ones, but on the CBC broadcast they said that his hats would be auctioned off for charity.

  • chiggy | January 1, 2008 at 8:24 pm |

    Last year, my HS team played in the state championship game in Memorial Stadium the week after Missouri played the Huskers. We got the visitor’s locker room, and every name card was gone except for one—Chase Daniel. And this was before Chase Daniel was Chase Daniel. I should have kept it.

    And we also found an Independence Bowl championship ring.[/quote]

    All of Missouri’s HS championships are played at the dome in St. Louis. Save for 8-man which is in St. Joe I believe

  • Stevo | January 1, 2008 at 8:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”196338″]Last year, my HS team played in the state championship game in Memorial Stadium the week after Missouri played the Huskers. We got the visitor’s locker room, and every name card was gone except for one—Chase Daniel. And this was before Chase Daniel was Chase Daniel. I should have kept it.

    And we also found an Independence Bowl championship ring.

    All of Missouri’s HS championships are played at the dome in St. Louis. Save for 8-man which is in St. Joe I believe[/quote]

    He’s talking about the NEBRASKA HS Championships.

  • David | January 1, 2008 at 8:43 pm |

    Hawaii in silver helmets and all-white.

  • Buckeye Mike | January 1, 2008 at 8:43 pm |

    UW WARRIORS ARE WEARING ALL WHITE, NOT THE COOL SILVER PANTS NOT REALLY A FAN

  • GoMac | January 1, 2008 at 8:43 pm |

    Silver helmets for Hawai’i in the Sugar bowl with the all white unis.

  • LI Phil | January 1, 2008 at 8:45 pm |

    miller in his sock-tuque as el sid ices it for the pens

  • Frankie | January 1, 2008 at 8:54 pm |

    Hawai’i is wearing white pants that do not have the tribal stripe around the thigh, or a visible Nike Swoosh. Makes it seem as if their pants got lost on the plane flight and they had to go get generic ones. Anyone else think this sounds right?

  • David | January 1, 2008 at 8:54 pm |

    Despite the rumor, Georgia has on silver pants and red helmets

  • Stevo | January 1, 2008 at 8:56 pm |

    I think the Warriors look like they’re going to an island wedding in the all-light.

  • Smail | January 1, 2008 at 9:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”196353″]Hawai’i is wearing white pants that do not have the tribal stripe around the thigh, or a visible Nike Swoosh. Makes it seem as if their pants got lost on the plane flight and they had to go get generic ones. Anyone else think this sounds right?[/quote]

    their pants have a little swoosh on the upper right leg. But yeah… a little surprised to not see the tribal band.

  • Bob H | January 1, 2008 at 9:10 pm |

    I think they should go back to wearing waist length jerseys so we don’t have to see which idiots don’t know how to tuck in their shirts. Next, are they going to start wearing their pants down around their hips with their boxers showing at the top?

  • Mike | January 1, 2008 at 9:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”196329″]they better show this tonight[/quote]
    the new zealand all-blacks do the haka way better

  • Stevo | January 1, 2008 at 9:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”196358″]I think they should go back to wearing waist length jerseys so we don’t have to see which idiots don’t know how to tuck in their shirts. Next, are they going to start wearing their pants down around their hips with their boxers showing at the top?[/quote]

    If they did I’d be worried, not because of the blatent stereotypical image it invokes for some, bu because it would mean that they are not wearing a jock.

  • Stevo | January 1, 2008 at 9:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”196359″][quote comment=”196329″]they better show this tonight[/quote]
    the new zealand all-blacks do the haka way better[/quote]

    I agree, but only because I know that All Blacks knows the story behind the motions. I’m not saying that the UH players don’t, I just don’t know that they know. Matter of fact, I’m pretty sure that Jones wouldn’t let the players oerform the haka without making sure that every single player learned the deeper meaning.

  • Bob H | January 1, 2008 at 9:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”196361″][quote comment=”196358″]I think they should go back to wearing waist length jerseys so we don’t have to see which idiots don’t know how to tuck in their shirts. Next, are they going to start wearing their pants down around their hips with their boxers showing at the top?[/quote]

    If they did I’d be worried, not because of the blatent stereotypical image it invokes for some, bu because it would mean that they are not wearing a jock.[/quote]
    Then I guess I shouldn’t be worried about the sideline/champion caps being worn sideways or the gloves being worn without the wrist straps closed.

  • Jordan | January 1, 2008 at 9:25 pm |

    It’s a shame that Hawaii didn’t go with the silver pants — the “tribal” tattoo band on the thigh stands out and works well with the helmet. Nice to see June Jones with the lei on the road — maybe Les Miles should go with Mardi Gras beads at the Fiesta Bowl.

  • Matt | January 1, 2008 at 9:25 pm |

    Has Hawaii worn generic white pants at all this year? I’m guessing there is more to this. Here is one theory: they brought the black pants as the road team and maybe had to switch to whites with Georgia wearing black jerseys??

  • Stevo | January 1, 2008 at 9:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”196364″]It’s a shame that Hawaii didn’t go with the silver pants — the “tribal” tattoo band on the thigh stands out and works well with the helmet. Nice to see June Jones with the lei on the road — maybe Les Miles should go with Mardi Gras beads at the Fiesta Bowl.[/quote]

    Isn’t Les coaching in the BCS Championship Game, being played this year in New Orleans, site of tonight’s Sugar Bowl?

    As for the lei, I think it’s part of a general mindset at UH of this game being a celebration. I think that’s also part of why they went with the all-lights.

  • LI Phil | January 1, 2008 at 9:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”196363″][quote comment=”196361″][quote comment=”196358″]I think they should go back to wearing waist length jerseys so we don’t have to see which idiots don’t know how to tuck in their shirts. Next, are they going to start wearing their pants down around their hips with their boxers showing at the top?[/quote]

    If they did I’d be worried, not because of the blatent stereotypical image it invokes for some, bu because it would mean that they are not wearing a jock.[/quote]
    Then I guess I shouldn’t be worried about the sideline/champion caps being worn sideways or the gloves being worn without the wrist straps closed.[/quote]

    what blatant stereotypical image?

    didn’t the city of atlanta try to ban baggy pants & sports bras a few months ago? anyone know what happened with that?

  • big DK | January 1, 2008 at 9:31 pm |

    Georgia has at least 7 different kinds of stickers on the backs of their helmets: American flag, player number, TEAM, BCS logo, black bones (for academic achievements i tihnk), white bones and NCAA logo.

    A little bit congested

  • Slick Rick | January 1, 2008 at 9:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”196331″][quote comment=”196327″][quote comment=”196324″]I have never seen this KINGS jersey before:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    That is so terrible!
    I hope they never wore that[/quote]

    Um, the link shows a photo him wearing that in a game. And it says it’s from his rookie season.

    Might want to read before you post…[/quote]

    I’m saying I have never seen it before and wanted to share it here, I wasn’t asking the story behind it. You might want to heed your own advice and read before typing, dickhead

  • Bob H | January 1, 2008 at 9:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”196364″]It’s a shame that Hawaii didn’t go with the silver pants — the “tribal” tattoo band on the thigh stands out and works well with the helmet. Nice to see June Jones with the lei on the road — maybe Les Miles should go with Mardi Gras beads at the Fiesta Bowl.[/quote]

    Maybe Jones is one to “respect the streak”. They have gone unbeaten and played well with the lei so you should always respect the streak and keep wearing it.

  • Jordan | January 1, 2008 at 9:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”196367″][quote comment=”196364″]It’s a shame that Hawaii didn’t go with the silver pants — the “tribal” tattoo band on the thigh stands out and works well with the helmet. Nice to see June Jones with the lei on the road — maybe Les Miles should go with Mardi Gras beads at the Fiesta Bowl.[/quote]

    Isn’t Les coaching in the BCS Championship Game, being played this year in New Orleans, site of tonight’s Sugar Bowl?

    As for the lei, I think it’s part of a general mindset at UH of this game being a celebration. I think that’s also part of why they went with the all-lights.[/quote]

    Right, right…. the BCS non-bowl Bowl thing always throws me.

  • Phil | January 1, 2008 at 9:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”196082″]Anyone see the Pregame thing on NBC with a little kid wearing a Crosby jersey skating on a pond? The jersey is a fake. The numbers are only two colors instead of three. It was one of the knockoffs you get off ebay that non hockey fans won’t notice the difference. But I did! Anyone get a screen grab of it?[/quote]

    I didn’t get a grab of it, but i saw the jersey in question and remarked to the people i was watching the game with (fellow Sabres fans) that the jersey the kid was wearing was a fake/joke. The fact that NBC, a multi-million dollar network, couldn’t get a $250 jersey, and instead put like you said an ebay knockoff on this kid in their opening promo made me laugh.

  • Stevo | January 1, 2008 at 9:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”196368″][quote comment=”196363″][quote comment=”196361″][quote comment=”196358″]I think they should go back to wearing waist length jerseys so we don’t have to see which idiots don’t know how to tuck in their shirts. Next, are they going to start wearing their pants down around their hips with their boxers showing at the top?[/quote]

    If they did I’d be worried, not because of the blatent stereotypical image it invokes for some, bu because it would mean that they are not wearing a jock.[/quote]
    Then I guess I shouldn’t be worried about the sideline/champion caps being worn sideways or the gloves being worn without the wrist straps closed.[/quote]

    what blatant stereotypical image?
    [/quote]

    My jeans have a tendency to hang off of my backside, showing my not-so-tighty mostly-whities, it just means that my Arizonas are too big and I can’t wear a belt.

  • Paul Lukas | January 1, 2008 at 9:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”196370″][quote comment=”196331″][quote comment=”196327″][quote comment=”196324″]I have never seen this KINGS jersey before:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    That is so terrible!
    I hope they never wore that[/quote]

    Um, the link shows a photo him wearing that in a game. And it says it’s from his rookie season.

    Might want to read before you post…[/quote]

    I’m saying I have never seen it before and wanted to share it here, I wasn’t asking the story behind it. You might want to heed your own advice and read before typing, dickhead[/quote]

    No more from either of you. This pissing match ends right here, right now. The end.

  • Bob H | January 1, 2008 at 9:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”196368″][quote comment=”196363″][quote comment=”196361″][quote comment=”196358″]I think they should go back to wearing waist length jerseys so we don’t have to see which idiots don’t know how to tuck in their shirts. Next, are they going to start wearing their pants down around their hips with their boxers showing at the top?[/quote]

    If they did I’d be worried, not because of the blatent stereotypical image it invokes for some, bu because it would mean that they are not wearing a jock.[/quote]
    Then I guess I shouldn’t be worried about the sideline/champion caps being worn sideways or the gloves being worn without the wrist straps closed.[/quote]

    what blatant stereotypical image?

    didn’t the city of atlanta try to ban baggy pants & sports bras a few months ago? anyone know what happened with that?[/quote]
    The bottom line is that you shouldn’t be a friggin slob. Respect the game, the team and the uniform. Tuck in your shirt, pull up your socks and make it a uniform – by definition, it’s the same as the rest of your team. Let your individuality show through your performance not your rebellious socks. Show some class and if you have to make a fashion statement, go play tennis!

  • C.N. | January 1, 2008 at 9:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”196367″][quote comment=”196364″]It’s a shame that Hawaii didn’t go with the silver pants — the “tribal” tattoo band on the thigh stands out and works well with the helmet. Nice to see June Jones with the lei on the road — maybe Les Miles should go with Mardi Gras beads at the Fiesta Bowl.[/quote]

    Isn’t Les coaching in the BCS Championship Game, being played this year in New Orleans, site of tonight’s Sugar Bowl?

    As for the lei, I think it’s part of a general mindset at UH of this game being a celebration. I think that’s also part of why they went with the all-lights.[/quote]

    No, Jones just wears the lei everywhere- Nevada, Boise State, Louisiana Tech, and he would have worn it in the Big House if Michigan hadn’t backed out of their season opening game. of course, we all know how that turned out for the Wolverines…

  • Stevo | January 1, 2008 at 9:43 pm |

    Jack Arute just gave everyone “The rest of the story” about the UGA Blackout tonight on the radio broadcast. Coach Richt said that, since the players get to keep their Sugar Bowl jerseys and every player loved the black jerseys, he would have them play in the blacks so that they can all get black jeresys with Sugar Bowl patches on them.

  • Dean | January 1, 2008 at 9:50 pm |

    As it’s been said Georgia is wearing their black jeresys tonight, but I believe i’ve heard the UGA band several times tonight playing “Paint It, Black” by The Rolling Stones. Anyone else hear this in the background?

  • Colin | January 1, 2008 at 9:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”196313″]I saw at least three players with eye black.[/quote]

    Eye black. It’s not just for hockey players anymore.

    (Sorry — I’ve been flying a fair bit lately, and every time I see a WestJet plane I can’t help but think “Eye black! Eye black! Eye black!”)

  • LI Phil | January 1, 2008 at 9:56 pm |

    june jones gets lei’d more than wilt chamberlain (rip)

    two questions re: pride stickers…

    one…has UH worn the silver helmets before, and if not, does the EM (or the player) have to affix like every sticker the player has accumulated throughout the season just for this one game? i thought part of the ‘fun’ of the pride sticker was to accumulate them on one helmet as the season progressed; and,

    two…UGA keeps the jerseys…do they keep the helmets too and if so, do they get to add new breathe-right strips for their play in the sugar or do they just keep the helmets, as is?

    /any UGA fans wearing blackface tonight?

  • LI Phil | January 1, 2008 at 9:56 pm |

    june jones gets lei’d more than wilt chamberlain (rip)

    two questions re: pride stickers…

    one…has UH worn the silver helmets before, and if not, does the EM (or the player) have to affix like every sticker the player has accumulated throughout the season just for this one game? i thought part of the ‘fun’ of the pride sticker was to accumulate them on one helmet as the season progressed; and,

    two…UGA keeps the jerseys…do they keep the helmets too and if so, do they get to add new breathe-right strips for their play in the sugar or do they just keep the helmets, as is?

    /any UGA fans wearing blackface tonight?

  • Stevo | January 1, 2008 at 9:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”196383″][quote comment=”196313″]I saw at least three players with eye black.[/quote]

    Eye black. It’s not just for hockey players anymore.

    (Sorry — I’ve been flying a fair bit lately, and every time I see a WestJet plane I can’t help but think “Eye black! Eye black! Eye black!”)[/quote]

    I’m amazed more airlines don’t to that. Now that I think about it, it should be an FAA regulation.

  • The Hemogoblin | January 1, 2008 at 10:08 pm |

    It’s pretty, very pretty.

    If that doesn’t work, use old copy/paste on this:

    http://www.viewimage...

    This is a good looking Oregon uniform. I mean really good looking. Bad player. Good uniform.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | January 1, 2008 at 10:08 pm |

    Put me on the “College Football Teams need full length socks” list. I can never fully appreciate uniforms in College…it always seems like there’s something missing.

    A bit much don’t you think?

    Are the Wizards still wearing these atrocities?

    Or the Kings F*** UGLY things?

  • LI Phil | January 1, 2008 at 10:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”196386″][quote comment=”196383″][quote comment=”196313″]I saw at least three players with eye black.[/quote]

    Eye black. It’s not just for hockey players anymore.

    (Sorry — I’ve been flying a fair bit lately, and every time I see a WestJet plane I can’t help but think “Eye black! Eye black! Eye black!”)[/quote]

    I’m amazed more airlines don’t to that. Now that I think about it, it should be an FAA regulation.[/quote]

    airlines have been using anti-glare paint for sometime now, although it’s obviously not industry standard…might be due to the fact that, unlike athletes, the pilots are already behind shatterproof, bulletproof, uv protected anti-glare glass

  • TX Ken | January 1, 2008 at 10:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”196362″][quote comment=”196359″][quote comment=”196329″]they better show this tonight[/quote]
    the new zealand all-blacks do the haka way better[/quote]

    I agree, but only because I know that All Blacks knows the story behind the motions. I’m not saying that the UH players don’t, I just don’t know that they know. Matter of fact, I’m pretty sure that Jones wouldn’t let the players oerform the haka without making sure that every single player learned the deeper meaning.[/quote]

    It’s a modified Haka. Made up of traditional hawaiian dance movements. They did a story on it on Gameday this Morning. They used to do the traditional Maori Haka occasionally, but then they made one that was unique to their football team.

  • Dean | January 1, 2008 at 10:14 pm |

    I love the Wizards third jersey. I like black and gold combo way better then their usual.

  • Stevo | January 1, 2008 at 10:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”196391″][quote comment=”196386″][quote comment=”196383″][quote comment=”196313″]I saw at least three players with eye black.[/quote]

    Eye black. It’s not just for hockey players anymore.

    (Sorry — I’ve been flying a fair bit lately, and every time I see a WestJet plane I can’t help but think “Eye black! Eye black! Eye black!”)[/quote]

    I’m amazed more airlines don’t to that. Now that I think about it, it should be an FAA regulation.[/quote]

    airlines have been using anti-glare paint for sometime now, although it’s obviously not industry standard…might be due to the fact that, unlike athletes, the pilots are already behind shatterproof, bulletproof, uv protected anti-glare glass[/quote]

    Of course, unlike athletes, they are directly responsible for the lives of other people, but I know what you’re saying. It would at least be a good idea to require it for planes painted bright colors (white, chrome, certain yellows).

  • Stevo | January 1, 2008 at 10:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”196393″][quote comment=”196362″][quote comment=”196359″][quote comment=”196329″]they better show this tonight[/quote]
    the new zealand all-blacks do the haka way better[/quote]

    I agree, but only because I know that All Blacks knows the story behind the motions. I’m not saying that the UH players don’t, I just don’t know that they know. Matter of fact, I’m pretty sure that Jones wouldn’t let the players oerform the haka without making sure that every single player learned the deeper meaning.[/quote]

    It’s a modified Haka. Made up of traditional hawaiian dance movements. They did a story on it on Gameday this Morning. They used to do the traditional Maori Haka occasionally, but then they made one that was unique to their football team.[/quote]

    Now that I know that you know that they know, it’s all good.

  • C.N. | January 1, 2008 at 10:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”196384″]june jones gets lei’d more than wilt chamberlain (rip)

    two questions re: pride stickers…

    one…has UH worn the silver helmets before, and if not, does the EM (or the player) have to affix like every sticker the player has accumulated throughout the season just for this one game? i thought part of the ‘fun’ of the pride sticker was to accumulate them on one helmet as the season progressed; and,

    two…UGA keeps the jerseys…do they keep the helmets too and if so, do they get to add new breathe-right strips for their play in the sugar or do they just keep the helmets, as is?

    /any UGA fans wearing blackface tonight?[/quote]

    yes, they have worn the helmets. georgia’s players doesn’t just get the jerseys from the game; they get the opportunity to buy them, which they always do. and, they don’t get to keep the helmets. Incidentally, I, too, am not a fan of the “breathe-right”/dog bone pride sticker look.

  • LI Phil | January 1, 2008 at 10:27 pm |

    [quote]unlike athletes, they are directly responsible for the lives of other people[/quote]

    unless, of course, your name is jim leyritz

  • Stevo | January 1, 2008 at 10:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”196404″][quote]unlike athletes, they are directly responsible for the lives of other people[/quote]

    unless, of course, your name is jim leyritz[/quote]

    If you want to go down that road you could include Rae Carruth, as well as a certain Heisman Trophy winner with a citrus nickname.

  • DP30 | January 1, 2008 at 10:56 pm |

    Is it me, or did it seem like the stripes on many of the Florida players pants during the Capital One Bowl were not aligned properly, like they were set too far back?

    Once I first noticed it, I was distracted throughout the entire game.

    I’m having a hell of a time linking to it right now for some reason, but there’s a photo gallery in the sports section of the Detroit Free Press’ website, http://www.freep.com to look for yourself.

  • Mark K | January 1, 2008 at 11:27 pm |

    quote comment=”196321″]great photo gallery here of the Winter Classic

    Picture seven has a great view of Miller’s Mask[/quote]

    I was at the Winter Classic game. A couple thoughts…

    The RBK Edge cut on the Sabres throwbacks looks horrible. The yellow around the shoulder blue is too thin- almost like piping. The shoulder blue is too large. And the worst is the bottom curved hem which looks terrible with horizontal bottom stripes. On a white jersey it gives the diaper look in the back.

    On pics 11 and 13 in that gallery you can see the Sabres regular pants peeking out under the retro pants. Last year when they wore the blue retros they wore the regular, mismatched, pants.

  • Stuby | January 1, 2008 at 11:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”196410″]Is it me, or did it seem like the stripes on many of the Florida players pants during the Capital One Bowl were not aligned properly, like they were set too far back?

    Once I first noticed it, I was distracted throughout the entire game.

    I’m having a hell of a time linking to it right now for some reason, but there’s a photo gallery in the sports section of the Detroit Free Press’ website, http://www.freep.com to look for yourself.[/quote]
    I noticed that too. Like they were running down the back of the leg. Very odd.

  • Casey L | January 1, 2008 at 11:50 pm |

    just on the off chance that any of you know:
    ive looked high and low for a sweet nfl jacket (and i cant even find any photos of it) but i havent been able to find it online. its a white hoody sweatshirt/jacket with gray designs on it and the teams primary color stripe down the arm and the teams logo on the upper left chest. i see it quite often on the sidelines during games but cant find it. anyone know what its called or where i can find it? thanks in advance

  • LI Phil | January 1, 2008 at 11:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”196421″]just on the off chance that any of you know:
    ive looked high and low for a sweet nfl jacket (and i cant even find any photos of it) but i havent been able to find it online. its a white hoody sweatshirt/jacket with gray designs on it and the teams primary color stripe down the arm and the teams logo on the upper left chest. i see it quite often on the sidelines during games but cant find it. anyone know what its called or where i can find it? thanks in advance[/quote]

    is it something like this?

    what team are you looking for?

  • Original Jim | January 2, 2008 at 12:10 am |

    [quote comment=”196370″][quote comment=”196331″][quote comment=”196327″][quote comment=”196324″]I have never seen this KINGS jersey before:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    That is so terrible!
    I hope they never wore that[/quote]

    Um, the link shows a photo him wearing that in a game. And it says it’s from his rookie season.

    Might want to read before you post…[/quote]

    I’m saying I have never seen it before and wanted to share it here, I wasn’t asking the story behind it. You might want to heed your own advice and read before typing, dickhead[/quote]

    Just to clarify, not to insult:

    My comment was directed at the person who said “I hope they never wore that”, when it was clearly evident by the link that it was worn.

    It was not directed to person who made the original post, because it seemed pretty obvious you hadn’t seen it before.

    Then the person whose comment it directed to said “oops, my bad”, and it seemed kind of funny at that point.

  • Matt Takimoto "Tako" | January 2, 2008 at 12:12 am |

    Just showed UGA, the bulldog mascot. He’s got a swoosh on his sweater. Awesome. I know it’s basically impossible at this point to keep logos off jerseys, but can’t they at least stay away from the mascots?

  • Bob A | January 2, 2008 at 12:19 am |

    [quote comment=”196421″]just on the off chance that any of you know:
    ive looked high and low for a sweet nfl jacket (and i cant even find any photos of it) but i havent been able to find it online. its a white hoody sweatshirt/jacket with gray designs on it and the teams primary color stripe down the arm and the teams logo on the upper left chest. i see it quite often on the sidelines during games but cant find it. anyone know what its called or where i can find it? thanks in advance[/quote]
    These sound like what you are looking for. We saw one of these Sunday at Texans game. My sons thought it was pretty sharp looking.

  • TommyDs | January 2, 2008 at 12:21 am |

    It’s called the Reebok Men’s Conflict sweatshirt. They’re pretty cool. At the beginning of the season I found them in the team shop on the Browns website. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like they are still up on there and I could only find a Bungles jacket on clearance. Good luck trying to hunt one down!!

  • tripc | January 2, 2008 at 12:38 am |

    Those conflict hoodies are sold out everywhere.

  • Mike Engle | January 2, 2008 at 2:09 am |

    [quote comment=”196415″]quote comment=”196321″]great photo gallery here of the Winter Classic

    Picture seven has a great view of Miller’s Mask[/quote]

    I was at the Winter Classic game. A couple thoughts…

    The RBK Edge cut on the Sabres throwbacks looks horrible. The yellow around the shoulder blue is too thin- almost like piping. The shoulder blue is too large. And the worst is the bottom curved hem which looks terrible with horizontal bottom stripes. On a white jersey it gives the diaper look in the back.

    On pics 11 and 13 in that gallery you can see the Sabres regular pants peeking out under the retro pants. Last year when they wore the blue retros they wore the regular, mismatched, pants.[/quote]
    Methinks the “retro” Penguins had the current font in corresponding colors. A bit odd, but it looked all right.

  • Joey | January 2, 2008 at 2:18 am |

    Anyone else think Georgia’s helmets would look better with a black outline of the middle white stripe added to it?

  • James Craven | January 2, 2008 at 7:04 am |

    [quote comment=”196384″]June Jones gets Hawai’i Warriors were lei’d down more than Wilt Chamberlain (RIP.)”[/quote]
    The truth shall set you free. Not only was the original post the Post Of The Day winner, but James David Ryan disliked the “Chuck and Duck” offense. He was everyone’s Buddy in Philly in the late 1980’s.

  • […] Original post by Paul Lukas […]

  • joe | January 3, 2008 at 6:15 am |

    [quote comment=”196108″][quote comment=”196106″]Being a baseball guy, I generally despise winter. But watching the Pens-Sabres game makes the cold look tolerable.

    One observation – I haven’t seen the behind the goal nets that are required in arenas. Is this likely because of the distance between the fans and the rink?[/quote]

    It’s kind of hard to put up the protective mesh when there isn’t a ceiling to hang it from.[/quote]
    it was a distance thing not a no roof thing, the heritage classic in ’03 has a net behind 1 end only because they put temp stands on one end. They just used 7 poles to hold it up.