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Blast from the Rosy Past

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New ESPN column now up. This is the one about uni-related memorials — big thanks to all who contributed info.

Meanwhile: Got a great note the other day from reader Kenn Tomasch, who’d gotten a bunch of interesting screen grabs while watching a replay of the 1969 Rose Bowl. Here’s his report:

The officials didn’t wear uniform numbers or their position abbreviations. Instead, they had big “Rose Bowl” patches — I don’t believe I’ve ever seen that before or since. Also, the head linesman and line judge wore armbands, like NHL referees — the line judge’s were green (you can see them in that last photo) and the linesman’s were red.

Ohio State fullback Jim Otis’s jersey had sleeve stripes and NOB while his teammates did not. The announcers mentioned that Ohio State had elected to go with the “mesh” (tearaway) jerseys “because of the warm weather,” so Otis must have decided not to wear the flimsy mesh jersey. Also interesting that OSU had names on the backs of their jerseys for the 1968 season, when even NFL teams didn’t yet (although AFL teams did, obviously).

How flimsy were OSU’s mesh jerseys? This flimsy [also note the player wearing the padded helmet, à la Willie Lanier — PL]. When Ray Gillian’s jersey tore in the fourth quarter, and he was sent off to get a new one. The torn one came right off, revealing how little padding college players wore in 1969.

Awesome stuff. I’m especially intrigued by the officials’ armbands and the Lanier-style helmet. If anyone know more about either of these, please speak up.

Uni Watch News Ticker: As promised, here’s a full-size photo of Moose Johnston wearing a Packers helmet in the 1994 Pro Bowl after his Cowboys helmet was stolen. Thing is, it doesn’t really look that weird, because the Pro Bowl is such a crazy quilt of helmets anyway. … Scott Turner came up with some interesting baseball cards while doing some historical research: “First, I never knew that the Swingin’ A’s wore gold pants with their gold jersey. Second, Bernie Carbo was clearly told ‘Don’t worry, we’ll crop above the waist.’ And note the cartoon on the back of Pedro Borbon’s card. My, how times have changed.” … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Good article here on UGA’s helmet decals. … This game-used Roger Pavlik cap has the best underbrim inscription ever (great find by Jason Taylor). … We’ve all seen teams that wear the school name on the back. But Zevi Lowenberg notes that Northeastern simply wears a big “N” (bigger/better photos welcome, if anyone’s got ’em). … Great video clip here of Ryan Zimmerman catching a ball in his jersey. … Hmmm, life imitates art?

 

190 comments to Blast from the Rosy Past

  • Chris | January 3, 2008 at 8:07 am |

    On MLB.com, if you look in the Baseball’s Best area, they allow you to watch the ’75 All-Star Game for free, and it features Vida Blue wearing the gold tops and pants.

  • Robert | January 3, 2008 at 8:23 am |

    There is a somewhat famous photo (in these parts, anyways) of Vida Blue wearing that uniform. He was in the middle of his windup and looked oh so cool.

  • Jason Axel | January 3, 2008 at 8:23 am |
  • Dave in VA | January 3, 2008 at 8:31 am |

    I always knew USC had the best cheerleaders, but today it is confirmed! Wowza!

  • The Pod | January 3, 2008 at 8:35 am |

    The video of that ball bouncing into Ryan Zimmerman’s Jersey is mystifying.

    I’ve watched that video 3 times and still can’t believe it got in there.

  • TV | January 3, 2008 at 8:36 am |

    I read a Woody Hayes bio a few years back, its in my library at home. There’s a few pages dedicated to Hayes’ focus on new technologies and training innovations that he used to try to gain an edge. One of his biggest concerns was making sure he kept injuries to a minimum, so he was one of the first to demand players stretched out before and after games, and if I recall, he was one of the people who asked McGregor to add padding to the outside of the helmets to reduce concussions. As HelmetHut points out – there were padded versions attributed to the late 50s, early 60s at Ohio State – well before Willie Lanier in 67.

  • Robert | January 3, 2008 at 8:38 am |

    [quote comment=”197309″]The video of that ball bouncing into Ryan Zimmerman’s Jersey is mystifying.

    I’ve watched that video 3 times and still can’t believe it got in there.[/quote]

    Ryan Freel was hit by a pitch a couple of years ago, and the ball disappeared into his jersey in a similar manner. A quickie youtube search failed to turn up the video. Sorry.

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 8:45 am |

    when you win, you don’t cry…

    but it still looks like clown makeup

  • Kek | January 3, 2008 at 8:45 am |

    Not related to anything on today’s post per se, but I thought add a few hockey footnotes.

    a. Yesterday someone in the comments mentioned they thought the Pens’ had the triangular stripe on that uniform but that feature didn’t arrive on the Pens’ until 74-75 and lasted through the change to black and gold to the cup years finally being removed when they went away from the skating penguin logo.

    b. I came across this ebay auction and thought it was a fraud at first. I know we’ve talked Cooperalls on this board before but is what is stated in that description true? Preseason hockey photos of any era are hard to come by, but I’d love to see some of the other NHL teams in action in Cooperalls.

    Growing up in Johnstown as a kid, we used to get Penguins preseason games at the Cambria County War Memorial(after our minor league Red Wings disbanded and before we got the Chiefs… and well before the Pens had Lemieux and were any good. Those teams, in fact, are the reason the Pens were in the place they were to get the draft pick to select #66!). I don’t recall seeing any Cooperall-clad squads and I know that 81-82 would have been one of the seasons the Pens were in town. I’ll have to ask my brother, he’s older and might have a better memory of those times though.

  • Paul Lukas | January 3, 2008 at 8:52 am |

    [quote comment=”197311″][quote comment=”197309″]The video of that ball bouncing into Ryan Zimmerman’s Jersey is mystifying.

    I’ve watched that video 3 times and still can’t believe it got in there.[/quote]

    Ryan Freel was hit by a pitch a couple of years ago, and the ball disappeared into his jersey in a similar manner. A quickie youtube search failed to turn up the video. Sorry.[/quote]

    I wrote about this when it happened. Screen grabs here, here, here, and here.

    In addition, the same thing happened to Darryl Boston of the Mets back around ’91-ish. Even better, it was the bottom of the 9th, bases loaded, tie game. The pitch went into Boston’s jersey, then he fished it out, tossed it to the ump, trotted to first, and celebrated — he’d just won the game.

  • Robert | January 3, 2008 at 9:07 am |

    [quote comment=”197315″][quote comment=”197311″][quote comment=”197309″]The video of that ball bouncing into Ryan Zimmerman’s Jersey is mystifying.

    I’ve watched that video 3 times and still can’t believe it got in there.[/quote]

    Ryan Freel was hit by a pitch a couple of years ago, and the ball disappeared into his jersey in a similar manner. A quickie youtube search failed to turn up the video. Sorry.[/quote]

    I wrote about this when it happened. Screen grabs here, here, here, and here.

    In addition, the same thing happened to Darryl Boston of the Mets back around ’91-ish. Even better, it was the bottom of the 9th, bases loaded, tie game. The pitch went into Boston’s jersey, then he fished it out, tossed it to the ump, trotted to first, and celebrated — he’d just won the game.[/quote]

    The Darryl Boston instance has to be the most interesting of the bunch, since his jersey was most likely not three sizes too big for him, making it tougher for the ball to perform a disappearing act.

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 9:08 am |

    sabres should have worn this uni for the classic…and im speaking specifically of the socks

  • derek | January 3, 2008 at 9:09 am |

    Is it just me or is the New York Giants red alternate jersey in Madden 08 differnt then the real one?

  • DrBear | January 3, 2008 at 9:17 am |

    I remember Ohio State was one of the first schools to wear names on the uniforms – when I was a kid I saw a picture in a book of two OSU players sitting next to each other – Fender and Bender. As for the officials, in those days college refs didn’t wear any indicator of position on the back (except for the referee’s cap being different).

  • Paul Lukas | January 3, 2008 at 9:23 am |

    [quote comment=”197321″]IAs for the officials, in those days college refs didn’t wear any indicator of position on the back (except for the referee’s cap being different).[/quote]

    But did they all wear colored armbands, like the ones seen in these photos?

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 9:29 am |

    just so you don’t feel so ‘alone’ in your search for that usc song girl pictured in the ticker, deadspin is on it

  • Hank | January 3, 2008 at 9:46 am |

    [quote comment=”197314″]Not related to anything on today’s post per se, but I thought add a few hockey footnotes.

    a. Yesterday someone in the comments mentioned they thought the Pens’ had the triangular stripe on that uniform but that feature didn’t arrive on the Pens’ until 74-75 and lasted through the change to black and gold to the cup years finally being removed when they went away from the skating penguin logo.

    b. I came across this ebay auction and thought it was a fraud at first. I know we’ve talked Cooperalls on this board before but is what is stated in that description true? Preseason hockey photos of any era are hard to come by, but I’d love to see some of the other NHL teams in action in Cooperalls.

    Growing up in Johnstown as a kid, we used to get Penguins preseason games at the Cambria County War Memorial(after our minor league Red Wings disbanded and before we got the Chiefs… and well before the Pens had Lemieux and were any good. Those teams, in fact, are the reason the Pens were in the place they were to get the draft pick to select #66!). I don’t recall seeing any Cooperall-clad squads and I know that 81-82 would have been one of the seasons the Pens were in town. I’ll have to ask my brother, he’s older and might have a better memory of those times though.[/quote]

    Did a little digging on the Cooperalls and didn’t find anything definitive on the Leafs wearing them pre-season. But, did come across this site for NHL unis.

  • Kek | January 3, 2008 at 9:51 am |

    [quote comment=”197325″][quote comment=”197314″]Not related to anything on today’s post per se, but I thought add a few hockey footnotes.

    a. Yesterday someone in the comments mentioned they thought the Pens’ had the triangular stripe on that uniform but that feature didn’t arrive on the Pens’ until 74-75 and lasted through the change to black and gold to the cup years finally being removed when they went away from the skating penguin logo.

    b. I came across this ebay auction and thought it was a fraud at first. I know we’ve talked Cooperalls on this board before but is what is stated in that description true? Preseason hockey photos of any era are hard to come by, but I’d love to see some of the other NHL teams in action in Cooperalls.

    Growing up in Johnstown as a kid, we used to get Penguins preseason games at the Cambria County War Memorial(after our minor league Red Wings disbanded and before we got the Chiefs… and well before the Pens had Lemieux and were any good. Those teams, in fact, are the reason the Pens were in the place they were to get the draft pick to select #66!). I don’t recall seeing any Cooperall-clad squads and I know that 81-82 would have been one of the seasons the Pens were in town. I’ll have to ask my brother, he’s older and might have a better memory of those times though.[/quote]

    Did a little digging on the Cooperalls and didn’t find anything definitive on the Leafs wearing them pre-season. But, did come across this site for NHL unis.[/quote]
    Yeah, that’s a cool site, but acts a little funky at times and doesn’t want to load. They mention the Cooperalls in the main page for the 80s, but only insofar as the Flyers and Whalers wearing them in the regular season.

    That’s the site I used to research the Penguins and the triangular stripe on the pants. The Pens’ site itself has a great uniform history page but it only shows the sweaters, omitting the shorts and socks.

  • Al Gruwell | January 3, 2008 at 10:17 am |

    Paul,
    I think you want “replay”, not “reply”, in the second paragraph.

  • Paul Lukas | January 3, 2008 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”197333″]Paul,
    I think you want “replay”, not “reply”, in the second paragraph.[/quote]

    Thanks, Al. Fixed.

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 10:36 am |

    it’s hard to believe this never caught on

  • Seth H | January 3, 2008 at 10:37 am |

    Yale wore Cooperalls in the early 80s, but I cannot find photographic evidence.

    Anyone know of any other college teams that wore Cooperalls?

  • scott | January 3, 2008 at 10:46 am |

    People can help decide the logo for the Oakland Country Cruisers, a baseball team that will begin playing in 2009 in the Frontier League:

    http://www.cruisersb...

  • Nicole | January 3, 2008 at 10:51 am |

    That business with the USC song girl is a full year old. That happened at last year’s Rose Bowl, I believe. If you look at the date on the Deadspin article it’s from Jan. 07.

  • RJ | January 3, 2008 at 10:53 am |

    I’d claim fraud on those “Leafs” Cooperalls. There’s no way the Leafs wore those. More likely they were worn by the OHL (junior) Toronto Marlboros. All the junior teams wore Cooperalls under their blanket Cooper contract and the Marlies would have been the only ones to have straight blue and white. Just because it has a 27 and an “L” doesn’t make it worn by Darryl Sittler.

  • Neil | January 3, 2008 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”197345″]Yale wore Cooperalls in the early 80s, but I cannot find photographic evidence.

    Anyone know of any other college teams that wore Cooperalls?[/quote]

    I know that Providence College wore Cooperalls for a brief time.

  • todd krevanchi | January 3, 2008 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”197344″]it’s hard to believe this never caught on[/quote]

    not sure if that was sarcasm or not as you tend to throw some good zingers in from time to time, LI, but with 100% seriousness, i cant believe it didnt catch on either.

    im not a hockey guy in the least bit, but would i be wrong in saying if i looked at the frozen ponds of northern north america over the last several decades, i would see players in long pants and not shorts or breezers or whatever they are called?

  • Kek | January 3, 2008 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”197344″]it’s hard to believe this never caught on[/quote]
    I’ve said it before, they never really bothered me that much. I think it’s more of a shock because they were against the tradition. I wasn’t fond of the Flyers look though because I thought the black pants were too close to what the refs wear.

    That picture of the Flyers player is from 82-83, the Cooperalls they wore in 81-82 had an orange stripe down the side accoring to nhluniforms.com. I like the Flyers logo down at the bottom of the pant leg by the skate too. I’ve always thought the Flyers’ logo was pretty cool.

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”197348″]That business with the USC song girl is a full year old. That happened at last year’s Rose Bowl, I believe. If you look at the date on the Deadspin article it’s from Jan. 07.[/quote]

    yeah…just havin fun…the tip should have been the teams playing…i don’t believe USC played michigan in this year’s bowl, and the score was sure as hell NOT 3-3…at any point…but i guess most people weren’t focused on THAT part of the picture

    but a good catch nicole ;)

    now…as to who ORIGINALLY posted the pic…

  • Philly Bill | January 3, 2008 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”197350″][quote comment=”197345″]Yale wore Cooperalls in the early 80s, but I cannot find photographic evidence.

    Anyone know of any other college teams that wore Cooperalls?[/quote]

    I know that Providence College wore Cooperalls for a brief time.[/quote]

    Many junior and minor-league teams wore them, including the Kamloops Jr Oilers/Blazers in the early ’80s. Obviously, it’s not easy to find photos from this time period…

    Most half-baked ideas in hockey are tested in the minors before we ever see them in the NHL.

  • Lavalord | January 3, 2008 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”197347″]People can help decide the logo for the Oakland Country Cruisers, a baseball team that will begin playing in 2009 in the Frontier League:

    http://www.cruisersb...

    I’ll go with none…if that is what we get to choose from.

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”197351″][quote comment=”197344″]it’s hard to believe this never caught on[/quote]

    not sure if that was sarcasm or not as you tend to throw some good zingers in from time to time, LI, but with 100% seriousness, i cant believe it didnt catch on either.

    im not a hockey guy in the least bit, but would i be wrong in saying if i looked at the frozen ponds of northern north america over the last several decades, i would see players in long pants and not shorts or breezers or whatever they are called?[/quote]

    todd, thanks for the compliment…it was sarcasm, but more for the aesthetics than that actual practicality of the uni…i mean…just look at the whaler uni…it’s a look only marty could love

    [quote comment=”197352″][quote comment=”197344″]it’s hard to believe this never caught on[/quote]
    I’ve said it before, they never really bothered me that much. I think it’s more of a shock because they were against the tradition. I wasn’t fond of the Flyers look though because I thought the black pants were too close to what the refs wear.

    That picture of the Flyers player is from 82-83, the Cooperalls they wore in 81-82 had an orange stripe down the side accoring to nhluniforms.com. I like the Flyers logo down at the bottom of the pant leg by the skate too. I’ve always thought the Flyers’ logo was pretty cool.[/quote]

    [quote]Growing up in Johnstown as a kid, we used to get Penguins preseason games at the Cambria County War Memorial(after our minor league Red Wings disbanded and before we got the Chiefs… and well before the Pens had Lemieux and were any good. Those teams, in fact, are the reason the Pens were in the place they were to get the draft pick to select #66!). I don’t recall seeing any Cooperall-clad squads and I know that 81-82 would have been one of the seasons the Pens were in town. I’ll have to ask my brother, he’s older and might have a better memory of those times though. [/quote]

    kek…not sure if you ever saw this site…but it has some amazing historical facts and photos…enjoy

  • KT | January 3, 2008 at 11:21 am |

    Apparently only linesmen wore the armbands, and I don’t know for how long. But fellow officials have told me since I posted that in a couple of other places that back in the day, substitutes actually had to report in to an official as they entered, and the armbands made sure they would report to the correct one. One team went to the guy with the red armbands, one to the guy with the green.

    I don’t know who else might have video of games from the mid-1960s who could see when that trend started and how long it lived, but if you do, please check it out.

    As for positions on the back, yeah, that’s a fairly recent development. But I’ve still never seen a bowl game logo on an official’s back before. The NFL just got around to putting its shield on officials’ uniforms not too long ago, if memory serves, and I can’t recall if they put Super Bowl logos on them or not. But they’re certainly not as big and garish as the ones shown here.

    Now, back to the Star Spangled Banner for a moment…. ;)

  • Rick | January 3, 2008 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”197323″]just so you don’t feel so ‘alone’ in your search for that usc song girl pictured in the ticker, deadspin is on it[/quote]

    Am I the only person on here that remembers that picture of the USC Song Girl from last year? That Deadspin article you just linked is even dated 1/3/07.

  • Taha | January 3, 2008 at 11:26 am |

    Wow, check out the threads on (unusually sedate) Clinton Portis and Carlos Rogers. Purlpe Jacket with matching purple hightop dress shoes?.

  • Philly Bill | January 3, 2008 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”197355″][quote comment=”197350″][quote comment=”197345″]Yale wore Cooperalls in the early 80s, but I cannot find photographic evidence.

    Anyone know of any other college teams that wore Cooperalls?[/quote]

    I know that Providence College wore Cooperalls for a brief time.[/quote]

    Many junior and minor-league teams wore them, including the Kamloops Jr Oilers/Blazers in the early ’80s. Obviously, it’s not easy to find photos from this time period…

    Most half-baked ideas in hockey are tested in the minors before we ever see them in the NHL.[/quote]

    Here’s a team photo of the 1983-84 Brandon (MB) Wheat Kings in which they’re sporting Cooperalls. Apparently at least one WHL team continued to wear them after the NHL scuttled them.

    And note that the front row includes future Flyer Ron Hextall and future Whaler Ray Ferraro — those were the two Cooperall-wearing teams in the NHL. Also, current Stars GM Les Jackson is front and center.

  • Paul Lukas | January 3, 2008 at 11:32 am |

    New ESPN column is up.

  • Dan W | January 3, 2008 at 11:38 am |

    Sorry if this has already been mentioned but when watching the Rose Bowl, I noticed that USC wasn’t wearing the BCS sticker on their helmets. At first, I thought it was just a “been there, done that” kind of thing but Illinois wasn’t wearing them either so I thought maybe they weren’t doing that this year. When the Sugar Bowl came on both Hawaii and Georgia had them and so did WVU and Oklahoma last night.

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  • Rick | January 3, 2008 at 11:53 am |

    [quote comment=”197370″]New ESPN column is up.[/quote]

    Nice article Paul. I don’t see any mention of the memorial patch for the bridge collapse in Minnesota though. I do believe the Golden Gophers wore a patch that said “35W” or something to that effect.

  • KT | January 3, 2008 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”197370″]New ESPN column is up.[/quote]

    Good stuff.

    Got another one for ya. I was thumbing through Dr. Rob Huizenga’s book You’re Okay, It’s Just a Bruise in the bookstore the other day (Oliver Stone’s Any Given Sunday was based on a lot of that) and there’s a section about the death of Raiders’ safety Stacey Toran in 1989.

    One of the photos in the centerspread of the book is of Steve Beuerlein with a little something on his belt, maybe a piece of fabric or something, a circle with a “30” on it (Toran’s number), just to the left (his left) of the belt buckle. I don’t know if it was a wristband, if all the Raiders wore it, if it was unofficial, what have you.

  • College Kid | January 3, 2008 at 11:59 am |

    Good article Paul……couldn’t help but notice the haircut on the Chargers player in the bottom of this picture though!

  • Kek | January 3, 2008 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”197370″]New ESPN column is up.[/quote]
    Good stuff man. I knew about the Cowboys sporting the “AJR” but I have no recollection of the Eagles wearing it, and on the front of the helmet no less. Add to that the electrical tape salute and the Eagles win for best helmet memorials. The Tom Landry fedora will probably always be my favorite jersey memorial.

    One of the things I always found ironic was the “AJR” helmet decal was far superior to the jersey patch that the Steelers wore.

    I agree with you about the Bears and the “GSH” being part of the identity on the sleeve. That football patch is terrible looking, I totally don’t remember that, they made a much better choice moving to the more subtle approach.

    When I was in grade school, long before the days of officially licensed replica jerseys, I had a Walter Payton jersey/modified t-shirt and one of the things I always was fond of was that it had the “GSH” on the faux sleeves.

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 12:01 pm |

    great article, paul…from which i quote thusly:

    [quote]the breakthrough came in 1909, when National League president Harry Pulliam committed suicide[/quote]

    wonder what they’d do today, if allan h. took the tailpipe

  • Zach Smith | January 3, 2008 at 12:04 pm |

    Noticed a small typo in the ESPN article (which I greatly enjoyed, by the way)

    In the GSH Bears part, the last part about the “eternal flame” you left out the word “of” in “sort of”

    Great work!

  • Ian K | January 3, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”197374″][quote comment=”197370″]New ESPN column is up.[/quote]

    Nice article Paul.

    I don’t see any mention of the memorial patch for the bridge collapse in Minnesota though.

    I do believe the Golden Gophers wore a patch that said “35W” or something to that effect.[/quote]

    The Twins wore a decal on their batting helmets. After reading Paul’s column, I didn’t see any other batting helmet-only tribute decals – for baseball, a sleeve patch seems to be the norm.

  • teamcinnamon | January 3, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    Good read Paul, no mention of the Jerome Brown memorial patch worn in 1992 by the Eagles though.

  • Barno | January 3, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    The article about Georgia’s players adding bone decals to their helmets made me wonder why NFL teams don’t reward players for individual accomplishments. Since I’m a Browns fan, I thought bone decals would be a nice incentive to inspire the players to beat the Bungles and make the playoffs next year. I still can’t believe they aren’t playing this weekend. They were really fun to watch!

  • dm00n [Doug] | January 3, 2008 at 12:11 pm |

    None of the stuff I sent in made the cut for Paul’s column, but I am curious about something. In 1983 Bear Bryant died and a news account of the Alabama – Georgia Tech game says “Each Alabama player wore a decal of Bryant’s familiar houndstooth hat
    on the back of his helmet.”

    Anyone have any pictures of that?

  • Paul Lukas | January 3, 2008 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”197381″]Good read Paul, no mention of the Jerome Brown memorial patch worn in 1992 by the Eagles though.[/quote]

    Good one. For the record (and to repeat what I wrote in the column), I was not attempting to create a comprehensive or exhaustive listing — just trying to show a range of what’s been done. So if I left something out, it wasn’t necessarily an oversight or a slight. It’s already a pretty long column!

  • James Craven | January 3, 2008 at 12:15 pm |

    Getting back on the topic of what many lusty males call “the best uniform in sports” (those of the Southern California Song Girls), if they weren’t screwed out of the Sugar Bowl in 2003, what would they have worn on those sweaters, maybe a Mardi Gras jester hat in honor of New Orleans where the Rose would be?

  • Kerry P | January 3, 2008 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”197372″]Sorry if this has already been mentioned but when watching the Rose Bowl, I noticed that USC wasn’t wearing the BCS sticker on their helmets. At first, I thought it was just a “been there, done that” kind of thing but Illinois wasn’t wearing them either so I thought maybe they weren’t doing that this year. When the Sugar Bowl came on both Hawaii and Georgia had them and so did WVU and Oklahoma last night.[/quote]
    If you think about it, you’ll realize that the Rose Bowl did not use ANY BCS logo (that I’m aware of). That’s because the BCS logo incorporates the “Fox” wordmark. The Rose Bowl is not part of the BCS television package and they have their own agreement with ABC to broadcast the game. I’m not sure what the Rose Bowl will do in 2010 when they’re the host of the BCS championship. And also, I’m not sure why they couldn’t just use this logo instead.

  • SACook | January 3, 2008 at 12:29 pm |

    what was the purpose behind the seemingly multi-year black memorial band that the Jordan era Bulls wore?

  • SACook | January 3, 2008 at 12:29 pm |

    what was the purpose behind the seemingly multi-year black memorial band that the Jordan era Bulls wore?

  • Pat | January 3, 2008 at 12:29 pm |

    Just to expand on the DK57 notes in the article…

    The Cardinals also added the design for the patch to the bullpens that year as well. They remained the next couple seasons all the way til Busch II was torn down and it is still in place in the bullpen today in Busch III.

    also, Jim Edmonds has DK57 tattooed on his wrist. I don’t think it resembles the patch at all however.

  • teamcinnamon | January 3, 2008 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”197385″][quote comment=”197381″]Good read Paul, no mention of the Jerome Brown memorial patch worn in 1992 by the Eagles though.[/quote]

    Good one. For the record (and to repeat what I wrote in the column), I was not attempting to create a comprehensive or exhaustive listing — just trying to show a range of what’s been done. So if I left something out, it wasn’t necessarily an oversight or a slight. It’s already a pretty long column![/quote]

    You got it – thought it would’ve fit in w/the other mention of the Eagles with the black tape on the wings (which I completely forgot about!).

  • Teebz | January 3, 2008 at 12:34 pm |

    I’d have selected some different patches for the hockey ones, but I think you did a great job on article, Paul. There are some great patches in there from the other sports of which I wasn’t aware. :o)

  • Paul Lukas | January 3, 2008 at 12:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”197400″]I’d have selected some different patches for the hockey ones, but I think you did a great job on article, Paul. There are some great patches in there from the other sports of which I wasn’t aware. :o)[/quote]

    Teebz, I knew I was going to disappoint you! Probably should have asked for your picks of the best NHL patches. Your three-part patch retrospective was invaluable, though.

  • Hank | January 3, 2008 at 12:39 pm |

    If my recollection is right, the NHL banned the Cooperalls because of complaints that some players (i.e. goalies) were losing site of the puck with the black pants. Maybe it was for some other reason, too? Funny thing is that years later, here come the all black unis and the puck is not lost on occassion now? Perhaps the real reason was that the NHL board of governors were filled with old stodgy guys whose only progressive outlook was using ballpoint pens in place of fountain pens.

  • Marty Met | January 3, 2008 at 12:50 pm |

    10. 2000 MONTREAL EXPOS
    At first glance, the black “9” that the ‘Spos wore on their right sleeves in 2000 looks pretty unremarkable — until you realize that it’s in honor of former Canadiens great Maurice Richard. This is, to Uni Watch’s knowledge, the only time an athlete in one sport has been memorialized on the uniform of another sport. It also tells you everything you need to know about the relative status of baseball and hockey in Montreal.

    Richard meant more to the city of Montreal than just being star hockey player, he may have been the premeire Quebecois cultural icon of the 20th Century. Many people have linked the Richard Riot in 1955 with the birth of Quebec nationalism and the Quiet Revolution.

  • Big L | January 3, 2008 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”197348″]That business with the USC song girl is a full year old. That happened at last year’s Rose Bowl, I believe. If you look at the date on the Deadspin article it’s from Jan. 07.[/quote]
    I posted this late last night/early this morning. My Illini faced the Trojans on Tuesday. I knew very well that the pic was over a year old, and seeing that I currently have no good feelings towards anything USC right now, I dipped into the archives for that booty… I mean goodie

  • MikeR | January 3, 2008 at 12:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”197387″]If you think about it, you’ll realize that the Rose Bowl did not use ANY BCS logo (that I’m aware of). That’s because the BCS logo incorporates the “Fox” wordmark. The Rose Bowl is not part of the BCS television package and they have their own agreement with ABC to broadcast the game. I’m not sure what the Rose Bowl will do in 2010 when they’re the host of the BCS championship. And also, I’m not sure why they couldn’t just use this logo instead.[/quote]
    That reminds me of the ’03 Rose Bowl, when Washington State faced Oklahoma. I worked for the WSU athletic department, so I saw a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff with the Rose Bowl officials. The Rose Bowl that year ended up being the only BCS bowl without the BCS logo anywhere on the field. I asked one of the RB officials about it, and he told me that when the BCS powers-that-be told them they needed to put it on the field, they merely responded, “We’re the Rose Bowl, and we don’t want to do it.” And they didn’t.

    Same goes for the Sony sponsorship for that year’s game. Sony provided the two teams with Sony/Rose Bowl patches for their uniforms, and the Rose Bowl folks made it clear to both teams that they had no interest in seeing them wearing the patches. And neither team did.

    The Rose Bowl — fighting logo creep one game at a time.

  • Big L | January 3, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”197370″]New ESPN column is up.[/quote]
    Solid gold article!

  • Kek | January 3, 2008 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”197402″]If my recollection is right, the NHL banned the Cooperalls because of complaints that some players (i.e. goalies) were losing site of the puck with the black pants. Maybe it was for some other reason, too? Funny thing is that years later, here come the all black unis and the puck is not lost on occassion now? Perhaps the real reason was that the NHL board of governors were filled with old stodgy guys whose only progressive outlook was using ballpoint pens in place of fountain pens.[/quote]
    This is the reason given by the NHL Uniforms site:

    “For the 1981-82 season, the Philadelphia Flyers introduced the decade’s most radical idea — long pants, as modeled here by Brian Propp. The idea behind the new pants, manufactured by Cooper under the name Cooperall, was to create a faster, lighter uniform, with lighter padding underneath. The pants did make the skaters faster; unfortunately, they were also faster whenever they took a spill and would crash very hard into the boards. The Hartford Whalers joined the Flyers in wearing long pants the following season. At the end of the 1982-83 season, the NHL outlawed the long pants, causing both the Flyers and the Whalers to revert back to the old faithful, time-tested short pants.”

  • Dane | January 3, 2008 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”197386″]Getting back on the topic of what many lusty males call “the best uniform in sports” (those of the Southern California Song Girls), if they weren’t screwed out of the Sugar Bowl in 2003, what would they have worn on those sweaters, maybe a Mardi Gras jester hat in honor of New Orleans where the Rose would be?[/quote]

    The Girls Gone Wild logo.

  • KT | January 3, 2008 at 1:00 pm |

    Good for the Rose Bowl. Though, to be honest, I would imagine it’s more about comparing johnsons than fighting logo creep. The Rose Bowl likes its status as granddaddy and knows that somebody’s going to give them boatloads of money, whether it’s Sony or somebody else. They don’t really care.

  • Teebz | January 3, 2008 at 1:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”197401″][quote comment=”197400″]I’d have selected some different patches for the hockey ones, but I think you did a great job on article, Paul. There are some great patches in there from the other sports of which I wasn’t aware. :o)[/quote]

    Teebz, I knew I was going to disappoint you! Probably should have asked for your picks of the best NHL patches. Your three-part patch retrospective was invaluable, though.[/quote]

    Nah, the patches you selected were great! I’m not disappointed at all! There were some that had interesting stories with them on my article, but overall I like what you did, Paul. :o)

  • Kek | January 3, 2008 at 1:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”197358″][quote comment=”197351″][quote comment=”197344″]it’s hard to believe this never caught on[/quote]

    not sure if that was sarcasm or not as you tend to throw some good zingers in from time to time, LI, but with 100% seriousness, i cant believe it didnt catch on either.

    im not a hockey guy in the least bit, but would i be wrong in saying if i looked at the frozen ponds of northern north america over the last several decades, i would see players in long pants and not shorts or breezers or whatever they are called?[/quote]

    todd, thanks for the compliment…it was sarcasm, but more for the aesthetics than that actual practicality of the uni…i mean…just look at the whaler uni…it’s a look only marty could love

    [quote comment=”197352″][quote comment=”197344″]it’s hard to believe this never caught on[/quote]
    I’ve said it before, they never really bothered me that much. I think it’s more of a shock because they were against the tradition. I wasn’t fond of the Flyers look though because I thought the black pants were too close to what the refs wear.

    That picture of the Flyers player is from 82-83, the Cooperalls they wore in 81-82 had an orange stripe down the side accoring to nhluniforms.com. I like the Flyers logo down at the bottom of the pant leg by the skate too. I’ve always thought the Flyers’ logo was pretty cool.[/quote]

    [quote]Growing up in Johnstown as a kid, we used to get Penguins preseason games at the Cambria County War Memorial(after our minor league Red Wings disbanded and before we got the Chiefs… and well before the Pens had Lemieux and were any good. Those teams, in fact, are the reason the Pens were in the place they were to get the draft pick to select #66!). I don’t recall seeing any Cooperall-clad squads and I know that 81-82 would have been one of the seasons the Pens were in town. I’ll have to ask my brother, he’s older and might have a better memory of those times though. [/quote]

    kek…not sure if you ever saw this site…but it has some amazing historical facts and photos…enjoy[/quote]
    I had seen that site before but it’s worth a second look for sure, if anything for that Pittsburgh Shamrocks sweater!

    There used to be an East Pittsburgh High School and their nickname was the Shamrocks, I wonder if they had similar motifs for their football and basketball teams.

  • Brian | January 3, 2008 at 1:06 pm |

    Very good ESPN read today. I can think of one you forgot. In 2001 when 10 members of the OSU basketball travelling party were killed in a plane crash, the entire conference wore a black and orange band with “XII” on their jerseys.

  • Chance | January 3, 2008 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”197382″]The article about Georgia’s players adding bone decals to their helmets made me wonder why NFL teams don’t reward players for individual accomplishments.
    [/quote]

    The difference is that NFL players are paid, and “pride stickers” would invariably become the subject of contract negotiations.

    They only mean something when they mean something on their own, if you’ll forgive my twisted syntax. Wouldn’t work in the pros, although Willie Stargell used to give them to his teammates in the late 1970s – a fact honored in his memorial patch.

  • Kek | January 3, 2008 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”197349″]I’d claim fraud on those “Leafs” Cooperalls. There’s no way the Leafs wore those. More likely they were worn by the OHL (junior) Toronto Marlboros. All the junior teams wore Cooperalls under their blanket Cooper contract and the Marlies would have been the only ones to have straight blue and white. Just because it has a 27 and an “L” doesn’t make it worn by Darryl Sittler.[/quote]
    Yeah, I’ve come up empty on internet research, might have to make a trip to the library and do some microfiche research (old school). I have an email out to some hardcore hockey fans (and uni fans) that I know to see if it jogs anyone’s memory.

  • Slam | January 3, 2008 at 1:19 pm |

    The reason the Cooperall were banned was because the first versions of the shells were made of nylon. The nylon did not offer enough friction to slow down a player rapidly when he fell. As you can imagine, that can be quite dangerous when going towards the boards. I had some in minor hockey. Think of it as those snow pants you had a child. Mom would get mad that you were wearing out the bottom using them as a sled to go down snowbanks. Those first versions were also very warm and did not offer much ventilation.

    The second version of the shells were made of a polyester blend. They offered the friction required to slow down a fallen player and the ventilation was improved. They were however heavier and would soak up some water. These probably could have been adapted to the NHL but the damage had already been done.

    BTW, the on-ice officials use this type of system today. Of course, their padding is not as bulky as what a player would require. The shells a re also tailored to look more like dress pants.

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 1:21 pm |

    what’s the opposite of ‘a thing of beauty’?

    answer here

  • MikeR | January 3, 2008 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”197416″]Good for the Rose Bowl. Though, to be honest, I would imagine it’s more about comparing johnsons than fighting logo creep.[/quote]
    There’s definitely a lot of truth to that. However, it’s quite obvious the Rose Bowl also cares very deeply about its tradition, for better (lack of corporate logos) or for worse (lopsided matchups for the sake of preserving the Pac10-Big10 history).

  • teamcinnamon | January 3, 2008 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”197429″][quote comment=”197416″]Good for the Rose Bowl. Though, to be honest, I would imagine it’s more about comparing johnsons than fighting logo creep.[/quote]
    There’s definitely a lot of truth to that. However, it’s quite obvious the Rose Bowl also cares very deeply about its tradition, for better (lack of corporate logos) or for worse (lopsided matchups for the sake of preserving the Pac10-Big10 history).[/quote]

    Good call – the RB is still the only bowl not fully entrenched in corporate idiocy.

    Although it’s “The Rose Bowl presented by XXXXX”.

    This and the rest of the BCS on Fox is completely irritating!

  • Rick From Cedar Park, TX | January 3, 2008 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”197432″][quote comment=”197429″][quote comment=”197416″]Good for the Rose Bowl. Though, to be honest, I would imagine it’s more about comparing johnsons than fighting logo creep.[/quote]
    There’s definitely a lot of truth to that. However, it’s quite obvious the Rose Bowl also cares very deeply about its tradition, for better (lack of corporate logos) or for worse (lopsided matchups for the sake of preserving the Pac10-Big10 history).[/quote]

    Good call – the RB is still the only bowl not fully entrenched in corporate idiocy.

    Although it’s “The Rose Bowl presented by XXXXX”.

    This and the rest of the BCS on Fox is completely irritating![/quote]

    Is anyone else (other than me) upset that the major bowls (yes, BCS) are now spread out over a week’s time? Games that start at 8:00 on the east coast on weeknights is a bit stupid if you ask me. Plus, now fans that want to go to the game have to spend more of their vacation time to go.

  • KT | January 3, 2008 at 1:46 pm |

    And yet, there’s a story about a Rose Bowl radio broadcast back in the pre-TV days where the announcer was instructed to tell the national audience what a perfect sunny day it was in Pasadena, when it was actually crappy and rainy.

    The Rose Bowl, like the Masters, is mostly concerned with preserving its own agenda and place in the universe. We can talk about how deeply it cares about tradition, but it cares even more about having the biggest johnson, near as I can tell.

  • Big L | January 3, 2008 at 1:49 pm |

    SI.com has compiled what they believe are the greatest players to have worn a number (#1-99) in their front-page story “College Football’s All-Time Best Players By Number”.

  • KT | January 3, 2008 at 1:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”197434″]Is anyone else (other than me) upset that the major bowls (yes, BCS) are now spread out over a week’s time? Games that start at 8:00 on the east coast on weeknights is a bit stupid if you ask me. Plus, now fans that want to go to the game have to spend more of their vacation time to go.[/quote]

    I’m sure some folks are. But that ship sailed in the mid-70s when they put World Series games at night. TV pays the bills, TV sets the rules.

    I was thinking about the last part of that this morning, though. The Fiesta Bowl was last night – anyone from Oklahoma or West Virginia could have come here over the weekend and if they had NYE off, great. But then they had all day Tuesday and all day yesterday before the game, likely had to take another vacation day today and if they’re lucky, they can catch a flight home today. So they can go back to work for one day tomorrow or take tomorrow off as well.

    And the Orange Bowl is tonight. Yeah, spreading them out is just one of the ways the new way isn’t quite the same as the old way.

    Now get off my lawn.

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote]The Rose Bowl, like the Masters, is mostly concerned with preserving its own agenda and place in the universe. We can talk about how deeply it cares about tradition, but it cares even more about having the biggest johnson, near as I can tell.[/quote]

    the biggest johnson at the masters is zach

  • todd krevanchi | January 3, 2008 at 1:55 pm |

    im telling you the cooperall look isnt a bad look!

  • Myles | January 3, 2008 at 1:56 pm |

    Been trying to track down any info on the changes Nike was going to make to the Minnesota Gophers football unis. Haven’t found anything yet, but there were rumors they were going to look like Virginia Tech, Miami, Mizzou, or a combo of those 3 listed. They’re supposedly be shown to recruits and will be released in the next month or so, but haven’t found anything. Anyone have any info or contacts that know anything? Thanks!

  • Kek | January 3, 2008 at 2:04 pm |

    More on Cooperalls, this document put out by the NHL says that the Jets were the first team to test them in their training camp.

    However, take it for what it’s worth because i think there are two mistakes in the piece on Cooperalls (page 8). First of all, and I could be wrong, I thought the entire Whalers team wore them, not some players as that paragraph suggests. Also, only the Flyers wore them for 81-82 and 82-83. hartford only in 82-83.

  • Aaron Scholder | January 3, 2008 at 2:04 pm |

    Paul, you forgot one patch that the Rangers wore in the ’01-’02 season for 9/11. It’s seen here:
    http://www.meigray.c...
    and on the shoulder here:
    http://www.meigray.c...

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”197382″]The article about Georgia’s players adding bone decals to their helmets made me wonder why NFL teams don’t reward players for individual accomplishments.[/quote]

    sure they do…you can see all the dolphin pride stickers for the 2007 season in this pic

  • Johnny O | January 3, 2008 at 2:21 pm |

    The permanent tribute initials got me to wondering… how long has Marquette had “AL” on the front on their jersey remembering the late Al McGuire? McGuire died in 2001, and I know D Wade had the memorial on his uni, and I know they still do . So does anyone know how long this memorial has gone on?

  • Rick From Cedar Park, TX | January 3, 2008 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”197451″][quote comment=”197382″]The article about Georgia’s players adding bone decals to their helmets made me wonder why NFL teams don’t reward players for individual accomplishments.[/quote]

    sure they do…you can see all the dolphin pride stickers for the 2007 season in this pic[/quote]

    That’s cold Phil! True, but cold.

  • derek | January 3, 2008 at 2:24 pm |

    Paul you forgot about what the buffalo sabres did, they had new york written across the front of their jerseys as a 9/11 tribute. cant find any pics

  • Minna H. | January 3, 2008 at 2:25 pm |

    God help me, I LOVE the Penguins’ baby blues. The Sabres looked sweet, and the snow! I loved the snow. Hockey–how it should be played. Yes, I know it’s yesterday’s topic, so sue me.

  • todd krevanchi | January 3, 2008 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”197440″][quote]The Rose Bowl, like the Masters, is mostly concerned with preserving its own agenda and place in the universe. We can talk about how deeply it cares about tradition, but it cares even more about having the biggest johnson, near as I can tell.[/quote]

    the biggest johnson at the masters is zach[/quote]

    only since hootie left.

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”197457″]Paul you forgot about what the buffalo sabres did, they had new york written across the front of their jerseys as a 9/11 tribute. cant find any pics[/quote]

    here

  • Kek | January 3, 2008 at 2:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”197438″]SI.com has compiled what they believe are the greatest players to have worn a number (#1-99) in their front-page story “College Football’s All-Time Best Players By Number”.[/quote]
    Cool article.

    Of course, these lists spark debate and as soon as I saw #1 I was already heated. AC was a great college player but Larry Fitzgerald made more of an impact in his short, two-year career at Pitt. Alas my Panthers were well represented with Marino (13), Dorsett (33), Goldberg (42) and Green (99). All well deserved and retired by the university. Not mention SI gave numerous Pitt players honorable mention. Oh, the photos of thre of those four make yet another case for Pitt to switch back to the old unis.

    I loved looking at the photos. Favre in that plain and understated yet very sharp Southern Miss uni and Singeltary wearing an unconventional LB number (63) for Baylor both wearing Converse cleats. I love looking at older football pics and seeing some of the brands you don’t see anymore like Pony and Puma. I think Elway and Montana wore a Mizuno football cleat for a short period of time.

    This might have been discussed on here before, but what do the stars on Butkus’ helmet signify? It doesn’t look like they are on anyone else’s helmet in the photo. Did they perhaps signify he was an all-american? If so, didn’t Notre Dame do something similar to this after they won the 88 title. I think they played in the kickoff classic the next season and i remember ND players that earned all-american honors had this noted on the rear bumper of their helmet.

  • teamcinnamon | January 3, 2008 at 2:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”197458″]God help me, I LOVE the Penguins’ baby blues. The Sabres looked sweet, and the snow! I loved the snow. Hockey–how it should be played. Yes, I know it’s yesterday’s topic, so sue me.[/quote]

    They replayed the game on UHD last night.

    I had to watch it again.

  • Shaftman | January 3, 2008 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”197461″][quote comment=”197457″]Paul you forgot about what the buffalo sabres did, they had new york written across the front of their jerseys as a 9/11 tribute. cant find any pics[/quote]

    here[/quote]
    Better pic.

  • ScottyJ in WV | January 3, 2008 at 2:50 pm |

    Not uni related, but….IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A MOUNTAINEER!!!!!!!

    Man, what a game!!!!!

  • Jerico | January 3, 2008 at 2:51 pm |

    The Pedro Borbon card reminds me of a trivia question that appeared on the back of a baseball card the same time:

    Q: How big is the pitcher’s rubber?
    A: 24 inches.

  • Bryan Barich | January 3, 2008 at 2:52 pm |

    I havent read all the comments but I was just writing with a patch that the Red Wings wore in the 1997-1998 season to remember Vladamir Konstantinov and Sergei Manotsakonov after they were in a Limo accident following the 1997 stanley cup victory. The coach even wore the patch on his practice jacket.

  • John L. | January 3, 2008 at 2:54 pm |

    Paul-

    One of my favorite articles you have done on ESPN. I have to nitpick a bit though (thats why I like uniforms, attention to detail) on the chart at the bottom of the article the San Jose Sharks patch date reads 2007-2008 when it was in fact warn 2006-2007 because the picture of Big Joe is in the old uniforms.

    Awesome job w/ the article!

  • Kek | January 3, 2008 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”197473″]Not uni related, but….IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A MOUNTAINEER!!!!!!!

    Man, what a game!!!!![/quote]
    Yeah, great game for you guys and the new coach. What are your thoughts on that hire rather than going after a big name, outside the program type guy? I think it’s good because he knows the offense. You think he’ll be able to get WVU back on Terrelle Pryor’s list?

    Oh, and I’d be remiss….. it was a better day this was!!!!

  • Matt | January 3, 2008 at 2:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”197309″]The video of that ball bouncing into Ryan Zimmerman’s Jersey is mystifying.

    I’ve watched that video 3 times and still can’t believe it got in there.[/quote]

    If you watch carefully, you will see the ball go in the top of his jersey (by his neck) I think you can see the ball roll down the inside of the shirt.

  • mkwing | January 3, 2008 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”197304″]On MLB.com, if you look in the Baseball’s Best area, they allow you to watch the ’75 All-Star Game for free, and it features Vida Blue wearing the gold tops and pants.[/quote]

    I’d love to see someone do some more research on this. As far as I can remember, the A’s wore ONLY white pants during their Series run in the ’70s — except for a short time in 1973 when they matched their green shirts with green pants. (SI had a photo that summer; the pants were worn for only one or two series.)

    I was going to say that the Fingers photo had been “Photoshopped” (which in the day, invloved Magic Markers). But since you mention the ’75 ASG, I’ll have to check that tape when I have time. Still, I’ll stand on my statement that they stayed white for regular-season games, anyway.

  • Shaftman | January 3, 2008 at 3:03 pm |

    I seem to remember the New York Rangers wearing a “Thank You” jersey after 9/11. I just can’t seem to find a picture of it.

    While I was looking for a picture of them I did come accross the best hockey uni’s in the entire world. NSFW

  • j | January 3, 2008 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”197304″]On MLB.com, if you look in the Baseball’s Best area, they allow you to watch the ’75 All-Star Game for free, and it features Vida Blue wearing the gold tops and pants.[/quote]
    The Phoenix suns are wearing there retro jerseys tonight

  • Fleeser | January 3, 2008 at 3:11 pm |

    Paul,
    Great column. FYI–you spelled Ottawa incorrectly in the table at the end of the page.

  • Kerry P | January 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”197432″][quote comment=”197429″][quote comment=”197416″]Good for the Rose Bowl. Though, to be honest, I would imagine it’s more about comparing johnsons than fighting logo creep.[/quote]
    There’s definitely a lot of truth to that. However, it’s quite obvious the Rose Bowl also cares very deeply about its tradition, for better (lack of corporate logos) or for worse (lopsided matchups for the sake of preserving the Pac10-Big10 history).[/quote]

    Good call – the RB is still the only bowl not fully entrenched in corporate idiocy.

    Although it’s “The Rose Bowl presented by XXXXX”.

    This and the rest of the BCS on Fox is completely irritating![/quote]
    That really doesn’t bother me that much when all we have now are the Chick-Fil-A Bowl, The Champs Sports Bowl and the Meineke Car Care Bowl.

    I would much rather see the Bowls revert back to their old names and just list “presented by…” following the name.

  • Kevin M. | January 3, 2008 at 3:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”197482″]I seem to remember the New York Rangers wearing a “Thank You” jersey after 9/11. I just can’t seem to find a picture of it.

    While I was looking for a picture of them I did come accross the best hockey uni’s in the entire world. NSFW[/quote]

    I think the Thank You jerseys were worn when play resumed after the lockout of 2004-2005.

  • Will | January 3, 2008 at 3:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”197382″]The article about Georgia’s players adding bone decals to their helmets made me wonder why NFL teams don’t reward players for individual accomplishments.

    Since I’m a Browns fan, I thought bone decals would be a nice incentive to inspire the players to beat the Bungles and make the playoffs next year. I still can’t believe they aren’t playing this weekend. They were really fun to watch![/quote]

    I believe it is illegal in the NFL (of course) to have these type of decals. I remember an old article of Paul’s with Gruden handing out pride stickers for pre-season a year or two back.

    I can’t find a picture of it yet …

  • Shaftman | January 3, 2008 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”197488″][quote comment=”197482″]I seem to remember the New York Rangers wearing a “Thank You” jersey after 9/11. I just can’t seem to find a picture of it.

    While I was looking for a picture of them I did come accross the best hockey uni’s in the entire world. NSFW[/quote]

    I think the Thank You jerseys were worn when play resumed after the lockout of 2004-2005.[/quote]

    You’re absolutely right. I forgot about that.

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 3:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”197481″][quote comment=”197304″]On MLB.com, if you look in the Baseball’s Best area, they allow you to watch the ’75 All-Star Game for free, and it features Vida Blue wearing the gold tops and pants.[/quote]

    I’d love to see someone do some more research on this. As far as I can remember, the A’s wore ONLY white pants during their Series run in the ’70s — except for a short time in 1973 when they matched their green shirts with green pants. (SI had a photo that summer; the pants were worn for only one or two series.)

    I was going to say that the Fingers photo had been “Photoshopped” (which in the day, invloved Magic Markers). But since you mention the ’75 ASG, I’ll have to check that tape when I have time. Still, I’ll stand on my statement that they stayed white for regular-season games, anyway.[/quote]

    1968-1984

  • Dwight | January 3, 2008 at 3:37 pm |

    Did anyone ever get an answer as to why Hawai’i did not have the tribal band on their pants vs. UGA? Please, it’s been 2 days and I will not stop until satisfied.

  • felix | January 3, 2008 at 3:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”197417″][quote comment=”197401″][quote comment=”197400″]I’d have selected some different patches for the hockey ones, but I think you did a great job on article, Paul. There are some great patches in there from the other sports of which I wasn’t aware. :o)[/quote]

    Teebz, I knew I was going to disappoint you! Probably should have asked for your picks of the best NHL patches. Your three-part patch retrospective was invaluable, though.[/quote]

    Nah, the patches you selected were great! I’m not disappointed at all! There were some that had interesting stories with them on my article, but overall I like what you did, Paul. :o)[/quote]

    They were both quite well done, kudos to you both.

  • Hama | January 3, 2008 at 3:50 pm |

    A couple of different ones come to mind for hockey. The patch for Frank Griffiths, owner of the Vancouver Canucks died in early ’94 IIRC, and had a 2 pts. patch along with his initials on it. 2 pts = win. They wore those into the finals in ’94

    Also, when the Rangers played the Sabres after 9/11, the Sabres wore jerseys with New York in their typeface which were then auctioned off for the charities related to 9/11.

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”197494″]Did anyone ever get an answer as to why Hawai’i did not have the tribal band on their pants vs. UGA? Please, it’s been 2 days and I will not stop until satisfied.[/quote]

    yes…according to the honolulu advertiser (i can’t get the link to work):

    The Warriors, according to the word on the street, are expected to unveil a new look — white pants and white-and-black shoes, both provided by Nike. The Warriors, who usually wear silver pants on the road, reportedly will go with an all-white uniform for the first time in four years.

    that was dated Jan. 1, 2008, well before the game, so lost luggage/stolen pants conspiracists can relax

    it’s all nike’s fault

  • joe | January 3, 2008 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”197415″][quote comment=”197386″]Getting back on the topic of what many lusty males call “the best uniform in sports” (those of the Southern California Song Girls), if they weren’t screwed out of the Sugar Bowl in 2003, what would they have worn on those sweaters, maybe a Mardi Gras jester hat in honor of New Orleans where the Rose would be?[/quote]

    The Girls Gone Wild logo.[/quote]
    one can only wish, that would be the best selling GGW ever.

  • hott rodd | January 3, 2008 at 4:14 pm |

    according to this the Suns will not be wearing retro jerseys.
    Any one have more info?

  • Chris | January 3, 2008 at 4:39 pm |

    In relation to the Zimmerman clip, when I was in high school we were playing in the State regional finals when our pitcher caught a line drive in his jersey. The pitcher turned to his left and the ball caught the opening of the jersey or one of the buttons and got into his jersey. He felldown to the ground and everyone was scared because it looked like he took the ball to the chest, but popped back up looking for the ball. Sure enough it was still in his jersey and our coach was able to convince the umpire that it was an out because the ball never touched the ground. We later found out that it was, by rule, a ground-rule double. Later we also found out pitcher’s missing button.

  • fuzzy510 | January 3, 2008 at 4:41 pm |

    You know, I think every ACC team in every sport wore the black striple for Va Tech. I spent the fall season covering Maryland women’s soccer, and the ACC was wearing the black stripe then. Same goes for women’s hoops this winter.

  • scott | January 3, 2008 at 4:41 pm |

    Won’t there be both a Rose Bowl and a BCS Championship in Pasadena in 2010? The BCS Championship will presumably be loaded with advertising that wouldn’t be allowed in the actual Rose Bowl game itself.

  • brian | January 3, 2008 at 4:46 pm |

    great article on mets uni history here.

    Also, is that tobacco in his hand? gross

  • Nick29 | January 3, 2008 at 4:53 pm |

    Check out interesting facemask setup on Toronto’s Paul Henderson. From a 1971 game vs. Detroit.

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”197524″]great article on mets uni history here.

    Also, is that tobacco in his hand? gross[/quote]

    yeah…that’s a great site…i reference it often…my favorite pic is bernard gilkey in the ice cream vendor uni

  • Nick29 | January 3, 2008 at 4:54 pm |

    That didn’t work.. here’s the facemask picture:

    http://s76.photobuck...

  • todd krevanchi | January 3, 2008 at 4:54 pm |

    how do the wake forest sports teams go about applying the black strip on their black unis?

  • Nick29 | January 3, 2008 at 4:55 pm |

    No idea what I am doing wrong..

  • ScottyJ in WV | January 3, 2008 at 4:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”197479″][quote comment=”197473″]Not uni related, but….IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A MOUNTAINEER!!!!!!!

    Man, what a game!!!!![/quote]
    Yeah, great game for you guys and the new coach. What are your thoughts on that hire rather than going after a big name, outside the program type guy? I think it’s good because he knows the offense. You think he’ll be able to get WVU back on Terrelle Pryor’s list?

    Oh, and I’d be remiss…..

    it was a better day this was!!!![/quote]

    I think hiring Bill Stewart was a great choice. His calming, focused presence for the bowl game was very necessary, and I think he was the best choice to smooth over some fracturing of the fanbase that’s occurred during the search. There were 2 large groups that emerged….the Bowden camp and the Holliday camp. I think Bill Stewart getting the job satisfies most everybody. If not him, I think Butch Jones would’ve gotten the job for much the same reasons, mostly as a compromise.

  • Perry | January 3, 2008 at 5:04 pm |

    From today’s ESPN column, regarding the ’61 Reds adding black piping to their vest armhole:

    “Postmortem: The black piping was such a hit that instead of removing it the following year, the Reds simply added corresponding piping on the other side — not because someone else had died, but simply because they liked the look.”

    Ironic, then (and creepy) that the photo you posted to illustrate this was of Fred Hutchinson, their manager who was forced by illness to resign during the ’64 season and died that November.

  • Perry | January 3, 2008 at 5:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”197435″]And yet, there’s a story about a Rose Bowl radio broadcast back in the pre-TV days where the announcer was instructed to tell the national audience what a perfect sunny day it was in Pasadena, when it was actually crappy and rainy.

    The Rose Bowl, like the Masters, is mostly concerned with preserving its own agenda and place in the universe. We can talk about how deeply it cares about tradition, but it cares even more about having the biggest johnson, near as I can tell.[/quote]

    Actually the way I’ve heard that story, it was during the war and the announcer was forbidden to mention the weather for security reasons. He instead dropped broad hints that it was raining.

  • BWings | January 3, 2008 at 5:15 pm |

    Did anyone ever find out about all the different decals on the back of Fresno State’s helmets? Especially the big “V” that seems so out of place on the back…

    just wondering.

  • Ryan Cousineau | January 3, 2008 at 5:19 pm |

    Good gravy! I was looking to find out what patches my hometown Vancouver Canucks had worn (I only remembered the “LA” patch for longtime trainer Larry Ashley), and I stumbled onto a comprehensive listing of NHL Patches (parts two and three).

    And since you’re all dying to know, The Canucks are covered in part three, and have worn three memorial patches plus numerous others, including a persistent patch honouring Canucks Place, their charity project.

    Of the memorial patches, this 2 Pts. F. G. patch is the best. Apparently it was the catchphrase of the former owner, Frank Griffiths. It’s referring to the number of points you get for a win, of course.

  • Dwight | January 3, 2008 at 5:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”197538″]Did anyone ever find out about all the different decals on the back of Fresno State’s helmets? Especially the big “V” that seems so out of place on the back…

    just wondering.[/quote]

    I know the big green V is to represent the local “Valley” where they were targeting HS kids.

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 5:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”197538″]Did anyone ever find out about all the different decals on the back of Fresno State’s helmets? Especially the big “V” that seems so out of place on the back…

    just wondering.[/quote]

    from helmet project

    Fresno State’s current helmet design features a green “V” outlined in white, worn at the back of the helmet, and not visible from the viewpoint that I am using at this web site. The “V” stands for “Valley”, and recognizes the agricultural heritage of California’s Central Valley, where the city of Fresno is located.

  • LouUmp | January 3, 2008 at 5:31 pm |

    I have seen that 69 RB a couple of times, and I believe you are mistaken as to which officials wore armbands – remember in 1969, the college game only used 5 officials – Referee, Umpire, HL, Linesman and a Field Judge. If you watch any film or tape from games back then, the Umpire has an armband, and I think the HL was the other. And yes, it did have something to do with substitutions – it was only in 1966 that the NCAA finally legalized full free substitution, and those armbands were a legacy of that.

  • jesse | January 3, 2008 at 5:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”197523″]Won’t there be both a Rose Bowl and a BCS Championship in Pasadena in 2010? The BCS Championship will presumably be loaded with advertising that wouldn’t be allowed in the actual Rose Bowl game itself.[/quote]

    Yes, but technically it won’t be the Rose Bowl. It will be the BCS Championship game.

  • Art | January 3, 2008 at 5:43 pm |

    Here is a video of Lloyd Carr wearing an Michigan Adidas jacket after the Wolverines’ victory over Florida. Interesting choice of clothing considering they were wearing Nike during the game and, from what I read, the school isn’t changing to Adidas until the 2008-2009 school year.

  • Mets Fan AZ | January 3, 2008 at 6:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”197552″][quote comment=”197523″]Won’t there be both a Rose Bowl and a BCS Championship in Pasadena in 2010? The BCS Championship will presumably be loaded with advertising that wouldn’t be allowed in the actual Rose Bowl game itself.[/quote]

    Yes, but technically it won’t be the Rose Bowl. It will be the BCS Championship game.[/quote]
    I thought they had both now? Like last year was the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, AZ and then the BCS Championship bowl a week later in the same stadium. The point I’m trying to make is that the BCS Bowl game exists in addition to the rest of the bowls. I could be dead wrong. This is too much to keep track of, I want a playoff…

  • Mike Engle | January 3, 2008 at 6:10 pm |

    Just read the article. Definitely not just patched together. Nice job, Mr. Lukas.
    The Cotton Fitzsimmons white strip reminded me of something similar. Last year (I think during the NCAA tournament), the George Washington basketball team adopted a red sleeve stripe for, guess who, alumnus Red Auerbach.

  • Stuby | January 3, 2008 at 6:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”197556″]Here is a video of Lloyd Carr wearing an Michigan Adidas jacket after the Wolverines’ victory over Florida. Interesting choice of clothing considering they were wearing Nike during the game and, from what I read, the school isn’t changing to Adidas until the 2008-2009 school year.[/quote]
    Maybe now that he’s retired, he can wear what he wants. Or maybe Adidas made it worth his while.

  • felix | January 3, 2008 at 6:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”197543″]Good gravy! I was looking to find out what patches my hometown Vancouver Canucks had worn (I only remembered the “LA” patch for longtime trainer Larry Ashley), and I stumbled onto a comprehensive listing of NHL Patches (parts two and three).
    [/quote]

    …And Teebz gets some more love from the Uni Watch board.

  • Kyle at IU | January 3, 2008 at 7:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”197560″][quote comment=”197552″][quote comment=”197523″]Won’t there be both a Rose Bowl and a BCS Championship in Pasadena in 2010? The BCS Championship will presumably be loaded with advertising that wouldn’t be allowed in the actual Rose Bowl game itself.[/quote]

    Yes, but technically it won’t be the Rose Bowl. It will be the BCS Championship game.[/quote]
    I thought they had both now? Like last year was the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, AZ and then the BCS Championship bowl a week later in the same stadium. The point I’m trying to make is that the BCS Bowl game exists in addition to
    the rest of the bowls. I could be dead wrong. This is too much to keep track of, I want a playoff…[/quote]

    Yes, there are FIVE BCS bowls: Rose, Fiesta, Orange, Sugar, BCS Championship. The BCS Championship game rotates among the four host cities for the other four bowls and is about a week after new year’s day. Last year it was in Glendale, this year it’s in NO, next is Miami, then Pasadena. And yes, there really needs to be a playoff.

  • patrick | January 3, 2008 at 7:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”197538″]Did anyone ever find out about all the different decals on the back of Fresno State’s helmets? Especially the big “V” that seems so out of place on the back…

    just wondering.[/quote]

    I’m not 100% sure, but i BELIEVE its for the “Valley”. They were discussing the coach and his desire for strong ties to the community.

  • Will | January 3, 2008 at 7:46 pm |

    I enjoyed the article today on the mother site.

    Just wanted to throw in the history, as far as being in Atlanta, of Braves memorial patches.
    JWM the ’91 Braves wore for the former G.M. John McHale.

    21
    patch the ’04 Braves wore after the death of Warren Spahn.
    33 baseball patch worn by the ’07 Braves for Lew Burdette and Johnny Sain.

  • QuezStyle | January 3, 2008 at 8:14 pm |

    Kansas is wearing red jerseys in the Orange Bowl

  • Stuby | January 3, 2008 at 8:14 pm |

    Kansas in red jerseys for the Orange Bowl and it looks as bad as when the Giants do it.

  • Drew | January 3, 2008 at 8:14 pm |

    Kansas wearing RED tonight

  • James | January 3, 2008 at 8:15 pm |

    that really is a shame. i think kansas in blue jerseys has been one of the better looking combos on the field this season.

  • shaylen | January 3, 2008 at 8:16 pm |

    Kansas in red, VT all white.

    [quote comment=”197584″][quote comment=”197538″]Did anyone ever find out about all the different decals on the back of Fresno State’s helmets? Especially the big “V” that seems so out of place on the back…

    just wondering.[/quote]

    I’m not 100% sure, but i BELIEVE its for the “Valley”. They were discussing the coach and his desire for strong ties to the community.[/quote]

    If I’m not mistaken the V is for silicon valley i could be wrong though

  • DouginGA | January 3, 2008 at 8:16 pm |

    Watching the pregame show for tonight’s Orange Bowl. The cameras were in the KU locker room and they are wearing their alternate red jerseys. I knew the basketball team had red unis, but have never seen the football team in red. Have they worn them in a game this year?

  • shaylen | January 3, 2008 at 8:22 pm |

    Nevermind its cenral valley you can find it if you scroll down

  • shaylen | January 3, 2008 at 8:24 pm |
  • George | January 3, 2008 at 8:34 pm |

    The Penguins are wearing whites at home tonight against the Leafs.

  • felix | January 3, 2008 at 8:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”197595″]The Penguins are wearing whites at home tonight against the Leafs.[/quote]

    As it should be. Home whites, away colours.

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 8:42 pm |

    holy shit…the giants are playing tonight…i mean kansas is in red

    /did that get mentioned already?
    //nobody else seems to read prior comments/answers

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 9:02 pm |

    baby sapp/aka QB killa never could rock the buc uni…and now he’s hangin up the cleats

  • James Craven | January 3, 2008 at 9:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”197415″][quote comment=”197386″]“Getting back on the topic of what many lusty males call ‘the best uniform in sports’ (those of the Southern California Song Girls), if they weren’t screwed out of the Sugar Bowl in 2003, what would they have worn on those sweaters, maybe a Mardi Gras jester hat in honor of New Orleans where the Rose would be?”

    The Girls Gone Wild logo.[/quote][/quote]

    Dane, quit being such a smartass comedian. I’ll do the humor ’round here, and doooooooon’t-you-for-git-it!

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 9:21 pm |

    know the best thing about the mercedes-benz tourney in hawaii?

    all the different outfits and the skill of the photographers in capturing differing poses

  • felix | January 3, 2008 at 9:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”197607″]know the best thing about the mercedes-benz tourney in hawaii?

    all the different outfits and the skill of the photographers in capturing differing poses[/quote]

    Holy sarcasm, Batman! Can we start referring to that as the “Claret Jug pose”?

  • Joseph | January 3, 2008 at 9:31 pm |

    Kansas looks terrible. Give me one good example of a team with 3 different colors shirt-helmet-pants that has ever looked good. Please.

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 9:38 pm |

    kansas may look terrible, but at least they don’t look like this

  • Stuby | January 3, 2008 at 9:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”197607″]know the best thing about the mercedes-benz tourney in hawaii?

    all the different outfits and the skill of the photographers in capturing differing poses[/quote]
    Dude, WTF is that belt buckle Rory Sabatini is wearing? You’re a golfer, not a member of Motorhead.

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 9:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”197621″]Dude, WTF is that belt buckle Rory Sabatini is wearing? You’re a golfer, not a member of Motorhead.[/quote]

    tiger gave it to him…it says ‘to my bitch’

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | January 3, 2008 at 9:44 pm |

    Tampa Bay Lightning rookie goalie Karri Ramo has a new mask. From my calculations, he switched it on 12/28/07. Here’s the before and here’s the um, anatomical after

    The after mask has a depiction of Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas doll head on the left chin aspect.

  • Mike Engle | January 3, 2008 at 10:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”197607″]know the best thing about the mercedes-benz tourney in hawaii?

    all the different outfits and the skill of the photographers in capturing differing poses[/quote]
    Exactly what Mr. Redemske was trying to say a while back in the women’s collegiate soccer weekend thread. Please, let’s not take a “lack of variety” comment out of context again…

  • justin | January 3, 2008 at 10:12 pm |

    Logo creep alert… Fox had broadcasting issues and left a frozen image of tim tebow’s nike socks and nike shoes… at least 3 logos where there for about 20 seconds

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 10:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”197625″][quote comment=”197607″]know the best thing about the mercedes-benz tourney in hawaii?

    all the different outfits and the skill of the photographers in capturing differing poses[/quote]
    Exactly what Mr. Redemske was trying to say a while back in the women’s collegiate soccer weekend thread. Please, let’s not take a “lack of variety” comment out of context again…[/quote]

    exactly what i was going for, mr. engle…perhaps i should have added [tip o’the cap to bryan] [/tip o’the cap] tags

    there WERE many other photos from which to choose, but THAT POSE seems so predominate

    also, there were a LOT of white shirts…surprising, given that it was golf and they are in hawai’i

  • Bob H | January 3, 2008 at 10:19 pm |

    I think the choice of uni’s for the ZZ Top dancers was a bad one. Not the most flattering look for a few of the thicker girls. Maybe they hoped the darness would hide it but the camera doesn’t lie.

  • Mike Engle | January 3, 2008 at 10:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”197632″]I think the choice of uni’s for the ZZ Top dancers was a bad one. Not the most flattering look for a few of the thicker girls. Maybe they hoped the darness would hide it but the camera doesn’t lie.[/quote]
    James Dolan, your thoughts…

  • felix | January 3, 2008 at 10:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”197629″][quote comment=”197625″][quote comment=”197607″]know the best thing about the mercedes-benz tourney in hawaii?

    all the different outfits and the skill of the photographers in capturing differing poses[/quote]
    Exactly what Mr. Redemske was trying to say a while back in the women’s collegiate soccer weekend thread. Please, let’s not take a “lack of variety” comment out of context again…[/quote]

    exactly what i was going for, mr. engle…perhaps i should have added [tip o’the cap to bryan] [/tip o’the cap] tags

    there WERE many other photos from which to choose, but THAT POSE seems so predominate

    also, there were a LOT of white shirts…surprising, given that it was golf and they are in hawai’i[/quote]

    At least there was none of this.

  • Peter | January 3, 2008 at 10:30 pm |

    The Ryan Zimmerman play reminds of a catch made a few years ago by Yankees’ third baseman, Scott Brosius, when a line drive ricocheted off of Mike Mussina’s foot and directly to him. Anyways, I think that this is one of the most underrated uniforms ever:

    http://i.a.cnn.net/s...

    http://images.sports...

  • felix | January 3, 2008 at 10:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”197637″]The Ryan Zimmerman play reminds of a catch made a few years ago by Yankees’ third baseman, Scott Brosius, when a line drive ricocheted off of Mike Mussina’s foot and directly to him. Anyways, I think that this is one of the most underrated uniforms ever:

    http://i.a.cnn.net/s...

    http://images.sports...

    Those are pretty damn sweet. Redskins?

  • Stevo | January 3, 2008 at 10:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”197627″]Logo creep alert… Fox had broadcasting issues and left a frozen image of tim tebow’s nike socks and nike shoes… at least 3 logos where there for about 20 seconds[/quote]

    That loud boom you heard during that part of the broadcast was Paul’s head exploding.

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 10:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”197634″][quote comment=”197629″][quote comment=”197625″][quote comment=”197607″]know the best thing about the mercedes-benz tourney in hawaii?

    all the different outfits and the skill of the photographers in capturing differing poses[/quote]
    Exactly what Mr. Redemske was trying to say a while back in the women’s collegiate soccer weekend thread. Please, let’s not take a “lack of variety” comment out of context again…[/quote]

    exactly what i was going for, mr. engle…perhaps i should have added [tip o’the cap to bryan] [/tip o’the cap] tags

    there WERE many other photos from which to choose, but THAT POSE seems so predominate

    also, there were a LOT of white shirts…surprising, given that it was golf and they are in hawai’i[/quote]

    At least there was none of this.[/quote]

    and in case someone didn’t get the bryan reference, here’s the thread

    pretty funny shit that day

  • Abe | January 3, 2008 at 11:02 pm |

    I think the red looks a lot better on Kansas than it does on the Giants. At least the Kansas jerseys still have the blue trim (number outline). I think it looks good. Not as good as blue, but not bad.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | January 3, 2008 at 11:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”197538″]Did anyone ever find out about all the different decals on the back of Fresno State’s helmets? Especially the big “V” that seems so out of place on the back…

    just wondering.[/quote]

    http://gobulldogs.cs...

    the link is present in UWB’s FAQ

  • felix | January 3, 2008 at 11:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”197640″]
    and in case someone didn’t get the bryan reference, here’s the thread

    pretty funny shit that day[/quote]

    Now, Phil.. we’re not here to talk about the past.

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 11:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”197650″][quote comment=”197640″]
    and in case someone didn’t get the bryan reference, here’s the thread

    pretty funny shit that day[/quote]

    Now, Phil.. we’re not here to talk about the past.[/quote]

    ok

  • Kevin | January 3, 2008 at 11:33 pm |

    Just a thought: doesn’t the NFL have a policy that only allows teams to change their uniforms once every three years? The NCAA should instill some sort of rule like that.

    They should force some teams to change uniforms first though.

  • felix | January 3, 2008 at 11:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”197651″][quote comment=”197650″][quote comment=”197640″]
    and in case someone didn’t get the bryan reference, here’s the thread

    pretty funny shit that day[/quote]

    Now, Phil.. we’re not here to talk about the past.[/quote]

    ok[/quote]

    There ya go. Interesting how B-12 has surfaced again from Rocket Roger… Palmeiro blamed bad B-12 shots from Tejada for his test.

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 11:47 pm |

    and retro night is a good idea because…

  • Stevo | January 3, 2008 at 11:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”197652″]Just a thought: doesn’t the NFL have a policy that only allows teams to change their uniforms once every three years? The NCAA should instill some sort of rule like that.

    They should force some teams to change uniforms first though.[/quote]

    Why, so Nike can be even more futuristic and innovative with their flagship team?

  • LI Phil | January 3, 2008 at 11:55 pm |

    how did that fat bastard avoid the gatorade shower?

  • Kevin | January 3, 2008 at 11:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”197663″][quote comment=”197652″]Just a thought: doesn’t the NFL have a policy that only allows teams to change their uniforms once every three years? The NCAA should instill some sort of rule like that.

    They should force some teams to change uniforms first though.[/quote]

    Why, so Nike can be even more futuristic and innovative with their flagship team?[/quote]

    Maybe the NCAA should sign a deal with Russell Athletic?

  • Bob H | January 4, 2008 at 12:08 am |

    What did he say? Sorry about the blatant stereotype.

  • Peter | January 4, 2008 at 12:44 am |

    [quote comment=”197638″][quote comment=”197637″]The Ryan Zimmerman play reminds of a catch made a few years ago by Yankees’ third baseman, Scott Brosius, when a line drive ricocheted off of Mike Mussina’s foot and directly to him. Anyways, I think that this is one of the most underrated uniforms ever:

    http://i.a.cnn.net/s...

    http://images.sports...

    Those are pretty damn sweet. Redskins?[/quote]

    Oh yes

  • LI Phil | January 4, 2008 at 12:46 am |
  • Chris | January 4, 2008 at 12:48 am |

    [quote comment=”197612″]Kansas looks terrible. Give me one good example of a team with 3 different colors shirt-helmet-pants that has ever looked good. Please.[/quote]

    The UGA Black shirt combo.

  • felix | January 4, 2008 at 1:08 am |

    [quote comment=”197675″]what the hell is this?[/quote]

    Breakfast?

  • LI Phil | January 4, 2008 at 1:25 am |

    depaul

    ok

  • felix | January 4, 2008 at 1:26 am |

    [quote comment=”197682″]depaul

    ok[/quote]

    That’s, um… interesting?

  • Jeffrey | January 4, 2008 at 1:52 am |

    [quote comment=”197675″]what the hell is this?[/quote]

    the soon to be new craze, “citrus diet”?

  • Joseph | January 5, 2008 at 2:29 am |

    [quote comment=”197676″][quote comment=”197612″]Kansas looks terrible. Give me one good example of a team with 3 different colors shirt-helmet-pants that has ever looked good. Please.[/quote]

    The UGA Black shirt combo.[/quote]

    Good point. Also, Oregon looks pretty good in green helmet, white shirt, black pants