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Monday Morning Uni Watch

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For most of my life, I feel like color schemes have pretty much made sense. There are color combos I really like, like green/gold/maroon, and ones that I don’t like, like most pastel combinations. But whether I like them or not, I feel like most of the combinations I’ve seen over the past four decades have made a certain kind of intuitive sense.

Lately, though, I’ve been seeing color schemes that I simply don’t understand. Foremost among these is pale blue and brown, which I now see practically everywhere. Doesn’t work for me at all, but it’s obviously working for someone, because it’s becoming unavoidable.

I also don’t get the Seahawks’ combination of steel blue and neon snot. The latter hue makes no sense — it doesn’t match up with or complement, um, anything. It just sticks out out like a sort whatsis. And I say that as a guy who’s a lifelong fan of green.

So it was pretty horrifying to see lots of the Seahawks wearing green-trimmed footwear on Saturday. I mean, really, is this any way for an NFL player to look? Or this? The term “offensive line” has never been more literally accurate. Looks like some of the players even wore green shoelaces (as if Matt H.’s green-trimmed muff weren’t bad enough). Seriously, is there anyone who doesn’t think this looks way better?

Even worse, the fans seem to be embracing the radioactive jade shade. Fortunately, the ’Hawks will be playing in Green Bay next weekend, so we should see fans with a greater sense of decorum.

In other NFL news from the weekend:

• Matt Hasselbeck broke a thigh pad in the third quarter, which led to third-stringer Charlie Frye pulling down his pants and removing one of his own pads to give to Hasselbeck. Details in the middle of this page (with thanks to Nick Collecchi).

• I’ve written several times about the Giants’ curved nameplates, which match up with one of the rear jersey seams. But Mike Slesinski has spotted something new: Amani Toomer appeared to be wearing a completely different tailoring template yesterday, which (among other things) had the effect of pushing his nameplate much lower. Mike also thinks Toomer’s front tailoring pattern is new, and that his red triangle patch at the base of the collar is wider, although I’m not sure about either of those claims. Joe Skiba, fill us in!

• Did you see that new Mac commercial with the football referee? He’s clearly supposed to be an NFL ref, since he goes under the hood for a video review, but he’s not wearing NFL zebra stripes or NFL socks. More egregiously, his pants are cuffed WAY too low — lame. (Thanks to Randy Williams, John Okray, Chad Todd, and Phil Hecken for the screen grabs.)

Uni Watch News Ticker: The Portland Lumberjax are taking their name rather literally (with thanks to Travis Demers). … Mr. Horse Collar is changing uni numbers next season (with thanks to Patrick Nance). … Good catch by Jon McKay who noticed two officials wearing white hats during the Independence Bowl (apparently the umpire lost his black cap). … Friday’s entry about players wearing earplugs led to this from Andy Head: “Freddy Garcia, then pitching for the Mariners, pitched with earplugs in for much of the 2003 season because he had suffered perforated eardrums from flying on numerous team flights with a cold the previous season.” … Bit of a pad controversy for Rick Dipietro. … Bruce Menard sent along this awesome old St. Louis Cardinals team portrait. Dig those double-breasted jackets! … Check out the bizarre pants Washington State wore in the 1994 Alamo Bowl (additional pics here, courtesy of Jon V. Buerstatte). … At the 2:28 mark of this video clip, you’ll see something rare: Randy Moss with an “R. Moss” nameplate, which he apparently wore for one game in 2000 (good find by Nick Noyes). … You expect to see plenty of logo creep in a game called the Under Armour All-Star Game, but this is still a bit much (with thanks to Brandon Pratt). … Fun bit here about Les Miles’s hat (as forwarded by Minna H.). … The other day I asked if anyone knew the story behind Fresno State’s three different-colored merit decals. Anthony Johnson found the answer here). … Interesting FNOB find by Roy Ellingsen, who writes: “I’ve just returned to Norway after a quick visit to the Czech Republic. There, I saw that Sparta Prague’s leading points scorer, Petr Ton, wears ‘Ton Petr,’ as you can just about see here, right below the number. It’s common to use family name before given names in Eastern Europe. Petr Nedved, for example, wears ‘Nedved P.'” … Speaking of FNOB, Erik Little was watching some old Rams footage and spotted Ron Brown with the rare double-decker FNOB (road jersey too, but poor image quality). He also spotted this guy. “Not sure who that is,” he writes. “The only Rams LB with #59 that I can confirm is Bob Brudzinski. Not really a good shot, but the surname seems lowered to allow for a first name (à la Ron Brown’s jersey).” Can anyone shed more light on this one? … Stripe-o-rama yesterday, as Stoke City faced Newcastle in Round 3 of the FA Cup (with thanks to Morris Levin). … “Damaso Marte, who plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates, is playing in the Dominican Winter League for the Tigres del Licey,” writes Jean Oliva. “He’s wearing No. 143, since his regular number (43) is retired by the team.” … Speaking of uni numbers, scroll down to the middle of this page for a history lesson in Cubs uni number protocol (good find by Jeremy Brahm). … “I was at the Bruins game on Sunday afternoon and noticed something I’d never seen before,” writes Jeffrey Israel. “People were getting their jerseys personalized as they waited in the middle of the Garden concourse.” … I had planned to bid on that Packers dickey, but the price got way out of hand — dang.

 

255 comments to Monday Morning Uni Watch

  • j g | January 7, 2008 at 8:34 am |

    Mark Jerue was 59 for the Rams from 1983-89- looks more like his name was lowered due to the neck roll

  • Frank | January 7, 2008 at 8:50 am |

    I was at the Independence Bowl. The reason there were two white hats is that one of the other referees was injured on a play, and the reserve referee entered the game in his place. The reserve referee also had an “R” on the back of his shirt. My guess is that he had an “R” and a white hat so he could replace any official on the field, including the Referee.

  • Who cares | January 7, 2008 at 8:52 am |

    Why are the Jags’ captain patches on their white jerseys teal? Seems like they should be black given the fact that black is the dominant color in their road unis.

  • Dean | January 7, 2008 at 8:54 am |

    I hate when players change their #’s, Roy Williams was my favorite player for the longest time. I always liked 13, and the 31, it worked out perfect. Now he has to go ruin it, just so he can hide from the refs when he horse collars someone next season.

  • Jake | January 7, 2008 at 8:55 am |

    Wasn’t one of the reasons that the NFL made the change to its refs’ unis so that they could protect the brand from things like Mac commercials ?

    And I woudln’t give the Mac people too much trouble over the attention to detail, I get the impression that they pride themselves on low production quality.

    Take your pick, Paul : Snot Green or Purple ?

  • Stephen | January 7, 2008 at 9:02 am |

    I’m sure I am alone in this, but I actually like the Seahawks electric shade of lime…and I liked that all the offensive linemen wore matching shoes, too.

    There was something weird in the Giants-Bucs game, though. Giants cornerback R.W. McQuarters looked to be wearing some sort of pink or purple band-aid under one of his eyes for the game. No pic. Anybody else see this?

    ~E~

  • Paul Lukas | January 7, 2008 at 9:06 am |

    [quote comment=”199024″]Giants cornerback R.W. McQuarters looked to be wearing some sort of pink or purple band-aid under one of his eyes for the game. No pic. Anybody else see this?[/quote]

    It’s a SpongeBob Band-Aid. He’s been wearing it at least since last season.

  • DrBear | January 7, 2008 at 9:12 am |

    It looks like a 26 on that dickey’s tag which would, if it’s a 60s Packer, make it Herb Adderley.

  • Jeff | January 7, 2008 at 9:13 am |

    I am in no sense a Cubs fan at all, but that link talking about the history lesson of Cubs uniforms made little sense. I distinctly remembered many a Cub in a single digit number roaming the outfield or behind the plate in the 70’s (Jose Cardinal, Rick Monday & Randy Hundley come to mind). In a search to make sure I wasn’t nuts, I found this interesting link:

    http://ignarski.trip...

    More Cubs info, though, than this Sox fan can handle.

  • derek | January 7, 2008 at 9:13 am |

    “it doesn’t match up with or complement, um, anything.”
    paul- you spelled compliment wrong

  • Joe H | January 7, 2008 at 9:16 am |

    “People were getting their jerseys personalized as they waited in the middle of the Garden concourse.”

    Looks like they have a bunch of pre-cut and pre-sewn numbers and letters, so it should only take a skilled seamstress 30 mins or less to do a full jersey.

    I’ve seen that before…used to do it at Orioles Fan-Fest while people waited.

  • Paul Lukas | January 7, 2008 at 9:17 am |

    [quote comment=”199032″]”it doesn’t match up with or complement, um, anything.”
    paul- you spelled compliment wrong[/quote]

    No I didn’t. Two different words. One is about saying something nice about someone; the other is about two things going well together.

  • Shaftman | January 7, 2008 at 9:18 am |

    From Peter King’s article on CNNsi.com

    “I think the nicest gestures of the week belong to Dallas safety Roy Williams and the Redskins. Washington listed the late Sean Taylor as their starting safety for Saturday’s playoff game. On the other hand, Williams, who was named to the Pro Bowl as a replacement for Taylor, said he will have something special for the Taylor family in Honolulu, and this is what it is: He’ll switch from his uniform number, 31, and wear Taylor’s number, 21, for the game. A brilliant idea and nice tribute to the memory of a man who’s been an inspiration to players and people in and out of the Washington organization.”

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2008 at 9:21 am |

    [quote]Even worse, the fans seem to be embracing the radioactive jade shade. Fortunately, the ’Hawks will be playing in Green Bay next weekend, so we should see fans with a greater sense of decorum.[/quote]

    seahawk fans travel well too

    [quote]as if Matt H.’s green-trimmed muff weren’t bad enough[/quote]

    phew…i thought that pic was gonna be NSFW or worse

  • Matt Lesser | January 7, 2008 at 9:26 am |

    Paul, it’s Portland LumberJax. Like Red/White Sox only more lame. There’s another NLL franchise that didn’t get the stupid name memo. The Chicago Shamrox.
    http://www.nll.com/I...

  • Kevin | January 7, 2008 at 9:26 am |

    Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t that green stripe on the Seahwaks pants matching the color green in the eye of the Seahawk logo?

  • bfnh | January 7, 2008 at 9:33 am |

    i absolutely loved the way the seahawks decided to take that lil’ neon stripe out of the collars and give it more visibility. i’ve always liked how they decided to “throw in” a unique non-traditional color and it’s good to see that they took some time to use it in other places.

    if they keep this to a playoff phenomenon it would be perfect. it reminds me of what the 76ers (and i think the eagles, too) used to do when they wore black shoes for the playoffs.

  • BAL | January 7, 2008 at 9:41 am |

    [quote comment=”199034″]“People were getting their jerseys personalized as they waited in the middle of the Garden concourse.”

    Looks like they have a bunch of pre-cut and pre-sewn numbers and letters, so it should only take a skilled seamstress 30 mins or less to do a full jersey.

    I’ve seen that before…used to do it at Orioles Fan-Fest while people waited.[/quote]

    They still do. Get one 3/29 at OPACY

  • scott | January 7, 2008 at 9:42 am |

    i personally love the brown and baby blue combo. are there any sports teams that actually use it?

  • Robert | January 7, 2008 at 9:45 am |

    [quote comment=”199050″]i personally love the brown and baby blue combo. are there any sports teams that actually use it?[/quote]

    Don’t give Wyoming any ideas . . . .

  • Chance | January 7, 2008 at 9:47 am |

    [quote comment=”199050″]i personally love the brown and baby blue combo. are there any sports teams that actually use it?[/quote]

    I do too. Ranks right up there with the claret and sky blue of Aston Villa and West Ham – great, distinctive color combinations that work precisely because no ad agency would ever select them.

  • kj | January 7, 2008 at 9:49 am |

    [quote comment=”199034″]“People were getting their jerseys personalized as they waited in the middle of the Garden concourse.”

    Looks like they have a bunch of pre-cut and pre-sewn numbers and letters, so it should only take a skilled seamstress 30 mins or less to do a full jersey.

    I’ve seen that before…used to do it at Orioles Fan-Fest while people waited.[/quote]

    I saw it at a Blues game over the holidays. But they weren’t sewing them on–they just use a heat press to basically iron on the twill nameplates and numbers.

  • Husker E10 | January 7, 2008 at 9:50 am |

    I’m thinking it was maybe Subway that has a commercial currently out there with NFL referees too? I can’t find it online…but maybe it will jog someone’s memory.

  • Jason G. | January 7, 2008 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”199050″]i personally love the brown and baby blue combo. are there any sports teams that actually use it?[/quote]

    I like the color combo too. I’m not sure it would work in the sports world though. I don’t see it looking good on any sports uniforms.

  • Chance | January 7, 2008 at 9:51 am |

    [quote comment=”199034″]“People were getting their jerseys personalized as they waited in the middle of the Garden concourse.”

    Looks like they have a bunch of pre-cut and pre-sewn numbers and letters, so it should only take a skilled seamstress 30 mins or less to do a full jersey.

    I’ve seen that before…used to do it at Orioles Fan-Fest while people waited.[/quote]

    Bigger clubs do this in England – soccer numbers are heat-pressed, so you can go to a stadium, buy a customized jersey and wear it during the game.

  • b | January 7, 2008 at 9:51 am |

    Tufts University uses the powder blue/brown scheme

  • teamcinnamon | January 7, 2008 at 9:53 am |

    [quote comment=”199049″][quote comment=”199034″]“People were getting their jerseys personalized as they waited in the middle of the Garden concourse.”

    Looks like they have a bunch of pre-cut and pre-sewn numbers and letters, so it should only take a skilled seamstress 30 mins or less to do a full jersey.[quote]

    I’ve seen this done at Flyers games for the last 2 seasons. They don’t sew the numbers and letters on, they use a heat press.

  • b | January 7, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    [quote comment=”199062″]Tufts University uses the powder blue/brown scheme[/quote]

    here’s a working link

  • Pedro | January 7, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    I got some hoop-striped blue/brown socks for Christmas. I have no idea what I’ll wear them with.

  • Jason G. | January 7, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    [quote comment=”199059″]I’m thinking it was maybe Subway that has a commercial currently out there with NFL referees too? I can’t find it online…but maybe it will jog someone’s memory.[/quote]

    Yea they do. He comes out and apologizes for a bad call and says he will make an equally bad one against the other team later. I don’t think it specifies if it’s college or NFL. Here it is on youtube.

    http://www.youtube.c...

  • teamcinnamon | January 7, 2008 at 9:55 am |

    I saw the refs in Seattle wearing the cold weather gear – what was the game time temp on Saturday?

  • Gerrard | January 7, 2008 at 9:57 am |

    I can’t say I necessarily like the Seahawks color combo, but the green reminds me of a neon green/yellow world’s loudest whistle that I used to use for lifeguarding. That sort of goes with the “stormy sea” color of the jersey. My .02 on what they were going for.

  • Rick From Cedar Park, TX | January 7, 2008 at 10:00 am |

    I am a huge fan of baby blue and brown now.

    But, I’m not a fan of neon green (or any neon for that matter) on a sports uniform. It just don’t look right.

  • Kevin | January 7, 2008 at 10:01 am |

    You know what is an more bizarre site than Washington State’s pants in those Alamo Bowl pictures? Baylor University in a bowl game.

  • Jeremy Brahm | January 7, 2008 at 10:05 am |

    Yes, the neon green matches the eye in the Seahawks’ logo.

    But if you remember the original logo, the eye was an emerald green, Seattle being known as the “Emerald City.”

    A team in Japan wears a blue and green color scheme, Bellmare Shonan.

    Here is a picture from 10 years ago.

  • Kevin Z. | January 7, 2008 at 10:06 am |

    Here’s a seahawk logo with no green:

  • Kevin Z. | January 7, 2008 at 10:07 am |

    sorry, here’s that link:
    http://blog.washingt...

  • Rick | January 7, 2008 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment=”199034″]“People were getting their jerseys personalized as they waited in the middle of the Garden concourse.”

    Looks like they have a bunch of pre-cut and pre-sewn numbers and letters, so it should only take a skilled seamstress 30 mins or less to do a full jersey.

    I’ve seen that before…used to do it at Orioles Fan-Fest while people waited.[/quote]

    They also do this at every Mets game in the clubhouse store, located near the field level.

  • Rick | January 7, 2008 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”199059″]I’m thinking it was maybe Subway that has a commercial currently out there with NFL referees too? I can’t find it online…but maybe it will jog someone’s memory.[/quote]

    You’re talking about the commercial with the ref in the #85 jersey (which is coincidentally NFL red Ed Hochuli’s number) who basically says “I goofed on the call, but I’ll make up for it by screwing the other team on the next call”.

  • AssGrabber | January 7, 2008 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”199079″][quote comment=”199034″]“People were getting their jerseys personalized as they waited in the middle of the Garden concourse.”

    Looks like they have a bunch of pre-cut and pre-sewn numbers and letters, so it should only take a skilled seamstress 30 mins or less to do a full jersey.

    I’ve seen that before…used to do it at Orioles Fan-Fest while people waited.[/quote]

    They also do this at every Mets game in the clubhouse store, located near the field level.[/quote]

    The Washington Capitals do it at their main team store (which doesn’t have much of anything). To make it wasier on fans,they will even bring it to your seat so you don’t have to go back and pick it up. The Maple Leafs do it as well, but they have souvenier stands every 5 feet at Air Canada.

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2008 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”199055″][quote comment=”199050″]i personally love the brown and baby blue combo. are there any sports teams that actually use it?[/quote]

    I do too. Ranks right up there with the claret and sky blue of Aston Villa and West Ham – great, distinctive color combinations that work precisely because no ad agency would ever select them.[/quote]

    i posted this saturday 01.05.08:

    [quote comment=”198350″]just browsing thru some FA cup footy photos, and i noticed west ham united and aston villa both look like they took their uni inspiration from these guys…or is it vice versa?[/quote]

  • Chris Hilf | January 7, 2008 at 10:28 am |

    Yertle the Turtle is where Seattle got the look.

  • scott | January 7, 2008 at 10:29 am |

    I think the reason Moss had an R on his nameplate was because his cousin was on the team. He was an offensive lineman named Zefross Moss or something like that. It was probably the only game he was ever active for.

  • craig g | January 7, 2008 at 10:32 am |

    I noticed the Seahawk fans had a lot of their old blue in the stands too. I think some of them wish they never changed. Me too.

  • john | January 7, 2008 at 10:32 am |

    Not sure if this was picked up before…

    ESPN’s John Buccigross had this in his January 3rd column about where the NHL should have the next outdoor game in the States:
    Fenway Park: The small confines of Fenway, especially the Green Monster seats, would provide Boston Garden-like camera angles. The Green Monster would also be a great shield for north and northeast winds. The Bruins-Blues, wearing vintage 1970 uniforms, would be a nice matchup. Bruins-Canadiens is another obvious pick. Or you could play off the Yankees-Red Sox thing and go Rangers-Bruins. This also provides two large television markets that should bring great ratings.

  • scott | January 7, 2008 at 10:38 am |

    To correct above, I meant to say his brother Eric Moss.

  • Jeff Scott | January 7, 2008 at 10:39 am |

    …Bruce Menard sent along this awesome old St. Louis Cardinals team portrait

    My favorite part of this photo is the little boy in front, with “MASCOT” on his shirt. He’s even identified in the caption as the mascot.

  • derek | January 7, 2008 at 10:39 am |

    [quote comment=”199035″][quote comment=”199032″]”it doesn’t match up with or complement, um, anything.”
    paul- you spelled compliment wrong[/quote]

    No I didn’t. Two different words. One is about saying something nice about someone; the other is about two things going well together.[/quote]
    Your right, my bad

  • Chance | January 7, 2008 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”199085″][quote comment=”199055″][quote comment=”199050″]i personally love the brown and baby blue combo. are there any sports teams that actually use it?[/quote]

    I do too. Ranks right up there with the claret and sky blue of Aston Villa and West Ham – great, distinctive color combinations that work precisely because no ad agency would ever select them.[/quote]

    i posted this saturday 01.05.08:

    [quote comment=”198350″]just browsing thru some FA cup footy photos, and i noticed west ham united and aston villa both look like they took their uni inspiration from these guys…or is it vice versa?[/quote][/quote]

    Didn’t somebody answer that on Saturday?

    Aston Villa used the color scheme first, having adopted it in the nineteenth century. West Ham adopted them around 1899, having gotten a set of second-hand kits from Aston Villa.

    The Phillies are some serious Johnny-Come-Latelys when it comes to claret and blue.

  • teamcinnamon | January 7, 2008 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”199100″]Not sure if this was picked up before…

    ESPN’s John Buccigross had this in his January 3rd column about where the NHL should have the next outdoor game in the States:
    Fenway Park: The small confines of Fenway, especially the Green Monster seats, would provide Boston Garden-like camera angles. The Green Monster would also be a great shield for north and northeast winds. The Bruins-Blues, wearing vintage 1970 uniforms, would be a nice matchup. Bruins-Canadiens is another obvious pick. Or you could play off the Yankees-Red Sox thing and go Rangers-Bruins. This also provides two large television markets that should bring great ratings.[/quote]

    I, along with the rest of the country, am tired of New York and Boston being the current centerpieces of the sports landscape.

    However, I guess it’s unavoidable.

  • Mark W | January 7, 2008 at 10:49 am |

    “his pants are fuced WAY too low”

    Fuced? Is that a real word? Did you make it up? Or is it a typo? I’ve been fucing my baseball pants just below the knee forever, I just didn’t know it.

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2008 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”199105″][quote comment=”199085″][quote comment=”199055″][quote comment=”199050″]i personally love the brown and baby blue combo. are there any sports teams that actually use it?[/quote]

    I do too. Ranks right up there with the claret and sky blue of Aston Villa and West Ham – great, distinctive color combinations that work precisely because no ad agency would ever select them.[/quote]

    i posted this saturday 01.05.08:

    [quote comment=”198350″]just browsing thru some FA cup footy photos, and i noticed west ham united and aston villa both look like they took their uni inspiration from these guys…or is it vice versa?[/quote][/quote]

    Didn’t somebody answer that on Saturday?

    Aston Villa used the color scheme first, having adopted it in the nineteenth century. West Ham adopted them around 1899, having gotten a set of second-hand kits from Aston Villa.

    The Phillies are some serious Johnny-Come-Latelys when it comes to claret and blue.[/quote]

    yes they did chase…i should have posted the full list of responses, but im at work and time is precious…i just wanted to show the color schemes of the two teams you mentioned and rather than search for pics, i figured it was just easier to repost…sorry for the confusion

    -cheers

  • Trevor Kruger | January 7, 2008 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”199022″]
    Take your pick, Paul : Snot Green or Purple ?[/quote]
    The Des Moines Dragons managed to think that combining the colors was a good idea…no wonder we never supported them.

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2008 at 10:51 am |

    *sorry…should be CHANCE…

    /my bad

  • Mark | January 7, 2008 at 10:51 am |

    Pretty Sure Randy Moss wore “R. Moss” because his brother Eric was signed to a contract. I remember my grandpa thought he got me Randy’s autograph, but later found out it was Eric’s.

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Joe H | January 7, 2008 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment=”199049″][quote comment=”199034″]“People were getting their jerseys personalized as they waited in the middle of the Garden concourse.”

    Looks like they have a bunch of pre-cut and pre-sewn numbers and letters, so it should only take a skilled seamstress 30 mins or less to do a full jersey.

    I’ve seen that before…used to do it at Orioles Fan-Fest while people waited.[/quote]

    They still do. Get one 3/29 at OPACY[/quote]

    That’s funny on levels Paul will understand!

  • Rick From Cedar Park, TX | January 7, 2008 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”199106″]

    I, along with the rest of the country, am tired of New York and Boston being the current centerpieces of the sports landscape.

    However, I guess it’s unavoidable.[/quote]

    With nearly 8% of the nation’s population living in NYC and Boston, it is kinda unavoidable.

  • Chance | January 7, 2008 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”199113″][quote comment=”199105″][quote comment=”199085″][quote comment=”199055″][quote comment=”199050″]i personally love the brown and baby blue combo. are there any sports teams that actually use it?[/quote]

    I do too. Ranks right up there with the claret and sky blue of Aston Villa and West Ham – great, distinctive color combinations that work precisely because no ad agency would ever select them.[/quote]

    i posted this saturday 01.05.08:

    [quote comment=”198350″]just browsing thru some FA cup footy photos, and i noticed west ham united and aston villa both look like they took their uni inspiration from these guys…or is it vice versa?[/quote][/quote]

    Didn’t somebody answer that on Saturday?

    Aston Villa used the color scheme first, having adopted it in the nineteenth century. West Ham adopted them around 1899, having gotten a set of second-hand kits from Aston Villa.

    The Phillies are some serious Johnny-Come-Latelys when it comes to claret and blue.[/quote]

    yes they did chase…i should have posted the full list of responses, but im at work and time is precious…i just wanted to show the color schemes of the two teams you mentioned and rather than search for pics, i figured it was just easier to repost…sorry for the confusion

    -cheers[/quote]

    Cool. No worries.

  • girad31 | January 7, 2008 at 11:03 am |

    RE: Wazoo’s weird 1994 Alamo Bowl pants. It seems to me those pants popped up on a few teams that year. I think NC State wore them in a bowl, but I have to find photo proof.

  • Matt Lesser | January 7, 2008 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”199049″][quote comment=”199034″]“People were getting their jerseys personalized as they waited in the middle of the Garden concourse.”

    Looks like they have a bunch of pre-cut and pre-sewn numbers and letters, so it should only take a skilled seamstress 30 mins or less to do a full jersey.

    I’ve seen that before…used to do it at Orioles Fan-Fest while people waited.[/quote]

    They still do. Get one 3/29 at OPACY[/quote]

    They’ll do it for you at Columbus Blue Jackets games. They recommend you give them one period to finish. They also do it at RedsFest for the Cincinnati Reds. Usually around 20 minutes or so.

  • Perry | January 7, 2008 at 11:05 am |

    Saw a weird style of NOB in the Premier League recently — Aston Villa’s Luke Moore’s nameplate read

    “Moore. L”

    with the period, for some reason, following his last name rather than his initial. This is the best pic I could find:

    http://uk.eurosport....

  • Paul Lukas | January 7, 2008 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”199111″]”his pants are fuced WAY too low”

    Fuced? Is that a real word? Did you make it up? Or is it a typo? I’ve been fucing my baseball pants just below the knee forever, I just didn’t know it.[/quote]

    Yikes — should be (and now is) “cuffed.” Sometimes I’m writing these things late at night and don’t proofread as well as I should….

  • Michael Princip | January 7, 2008 at 11:10 am |

    I love the lime green accent color in the Seahawk’s uniform. It’s such a nice contrast from the darker blues and thus really pops. That being said, Mike Holmgren, and possibly myself, are not ready for an alternate jersey featuring this lime green. In any case, I have yet to see one that I like, or, that I thought worked. It seems, Holmgren’s attitude is if the players like it and they play well, I’m for it, yet, nothing past just an accent color. I tend to agree. The green in the Seahawks wordmark on Leonard Weaver’s visor is especially hip:

    Leonard Weaver’s Visor

  • Michael Princip | January 7, 2008 at 11:11 am |

  • […] (h/t: UniWatch) SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: “Roy Williams to add 7”, url: “http://prayersforblowouts.com/2008/01/07/roy-williams-to-add-7/” }); […]

  • Michael Princip | January 7, 2008 at 11:14 am |
  • Tim | January 7, 2008 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”199034″]“People were getting their jerseys personalized as they waited in the middle of the Garden concourse.”

    Looks like they have a bunch of pre-cut and pre-sewn numbers and letters, so it should only take a skilled seamstress 30 mins or less to do a full jersey.

    I’ve seen that before…used to do it at Orioles Fan-Fest while people waited.[/quote]

    They do this at Citizens Bank Park for Phillies games. They do jersey customization in the Alley Store in Ashburn Alley.

  • Shaftman | January 7, 2008 at 11:19 am |

    I don’t have a problem with the neon accents on the Seahawks. I find their entire mono-chromatic home style so hideous that nothing can really make it much worse. I don’t dislike their color options, I just wish they would pair it with white or grey pants.

  • Marty Met | January 7, 2008 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”199131″]I love the lime green accent color in the Seahawk’s uniform. It’s such a nice contrast from the darker blues and thus really pops. That being said, Mike Holmgren, and possibly myself, are not ready for an alternate jersey featuring this lime green. In any case, I have yet to see one that I like, or, that I thought worked. It seems, Holmgren’s attitude is if the players like it and they play well, I’m for it, yet, nothing past just an accent color. I tend to agree. The green in the Seahawks wordmark on Leonard Weaver’s visor is especially hip:

    Leonard Weaver’s Visor[/quote]

    I am. I would love to see an alternate lime green jersey, even better if it were paired with green pants!!!

  • Riley | January 7, 2008 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”199084″][quote comment=”199079″][quote comment=”199034″]“People were getting their jerseys personalized as they waited in the middle of the Garden concourse.”

    Looks like they have a bunch of pre-cut and pre-sewn numbers and letters, so it should only take a skilled seamstress 30 mins or less to do a full jersey.

    I’ve seen that before…used to do it at Orioles Fan-Fest while people waited.[/quote]

    They also do this at every Mets game in the clubhouse store, located near the field level.[/quote]

    The Washington Capitals do it at their main team store (which doesn’t have much of anything). To make it wasier on fans,they will even bring it to your seat so you don’t have to go back and pick it up. The Maple Leafs do it as well, but they have souvenier stands every 5 feet at Air Canada.[/quote]

    I’ve seen this at just about every professional sporting event I’ve gone to (Flames, Angels, Mariners, even some junior hockey games).

    Beware though. While they usually are twill numbers they are only heat pressed, so the durability is pretty average (this coming from a guy that has 2 letters peeling on his Angels jersey). You’re way better off to wait a week or two and get the letters stitched.

  • Joe | January 7, 2008 at 11:27 am |

    Two quick Tampa comments:

    First, I believe yesterdays’s Buccaneers playoff game was the first time they wore white for a home playoff game. I know they wore red in their home games in ’97, ’99, ’02, and ’05. I am almost certain they wore orange in their only other home playoff apperance in their 2 home games in ’79 against the Eagles and Rams.

    Also, as far as the ticker’s note on the Bruins customizing your jersey during the game, add the Lightning to the list of teams that customize your jersey during the game. The St Pete Times Forum has a station on the concourse next to the team store. I’m not sure if they sew on or heat apply.

  • Keith | January 7, 2008 at 11:30 am |

    just browsing thru some FA cup footy photos, and i noticed west ham united and aston villa both look like they took their uni inspiration from these guys…or is it vice versa?[/quote]

    It’s vice-versa; Villa’s been using that combination since the late 1800’s.

  • BrianC | January 7, 2008 at 11:35 am |

    Football uniforms with matching jersey/pants color never look good.

  • The Ol Goaler | January 7, 2008 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”199031″]I am in no sense a Cubs fan at all, but that link talking about the history lesson of Cubs uniforms made little sense. I distinctly remembered many a Cub in a single digit number roaming the outfield or behind the plate in the 70’s (Jose Cardinal, Rick Monday & Randy Hundley come to mind). In a search to make sure I wasn’t nuts, I found this interesting link:

    http://ignarski.trip...

    More Cubs info, though, than this Sox fan can handle.[/quote]
    After a quick perusal of that site, it looks as if the “College of Coaches” wore numbers in the “60”s rather than the single-digits cited in that Japanese article…

    Of course, when the Cubs hired Leo Durocher, he declared he was the (expletives deleted) MANAGER, and not some (expurgated) “Head Coach”… and wore the #2 he’d worn since his days as the shortstop for the “Gas House Gang” Cardinals, and as manager for both the Dodgers and Giants.

    And as a Cards fan, I chuckled at the listing for Lou Brock as #24 with the Cubbies…

  • Robert | January 7, 2008 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”199129″][quote comment=”199111″]”his pants are fuced WAY too low”

    Fuced? Is that a real word? Did you make it up? Or is it a typo? I’ve been fucing my baseball pants just below the knee forever, I just didn’t know it.[/quote]

    Yikes — should be (and now is) “cuffed.” Sometimes I’m writing these things late at night and don’t proofread as well as I should….[/quote]

    That’s funny. I was confused by “fuced” as well, but just thought, “Geez, look at the vocabulary on this guy.”

  • CV | January 7, 2008 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”199140″]I don’t have a problem with the neon accents on the Seahawks. I find their entire mono-chromatic home style so hideous that nothing can really make it much worse. I don’t dislike their color options, I just wish they would pair it with white or grey pants.[/quote]

    QFT. Their “Gloom Blue”, which I guess matches the Seattle weather, sucks so bad, the Neon gren highlights actually look OK with it. I’m not a fan of grey pants, but at least they would match the rainclouds. :) White pants would look much better.

    Now a neon-green jersey? Well, it would likely instantly be the WORST NFL jersey ever.

  • CV | January 7, 2008 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”199149″]Two quick Tampa comments:

    First, I believe yesterdays’s Buccaneers playoff game was the first time they wore white for a home playoff game. I know they wore red in their home games in ’97, ’99, ’02, and ’05. I am almost certain they wore orange in their only other home playoff apperance in their 2 home games in ’79 against the Eagles and Rams.

    quote]

    IMO, the Bucs have the best white unis in the entire NFL. They should wear the white jersey/pewter pants combo for all their home games. I don’t dislike the red at all, just prefer the white.

  • Michael Princip | January 7, 2008 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”199144″][quote comment=”199131″]I

    ………. I would love to see an alternate lime green jersey, even better if it were paired with green pants!!![/quote]

    Something like this might work:

    http://www.greenglar...

  • Shaftman | January 7, 2008 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”199162″][quote comment=”199140″]I don’t have a problem with the neon accents on the Seahawks. I find their entire mono-chromatic home style so hideous that nothing can really make it much worse. I don’t dislike their color options, I just wish they would pair it with white or grey pants.[/quote]

    QFT. Their “Gloom Blue”, which I guess matches the Seattle weather, sucks so bad, the Neon gren highlights actually look OK with it. I’m not a fan of grey pants, but at least they would match the rainclouds. :) White pants would look much better.

    Now a neon-green jersey? Well, it would likely instantly be the WORST NFL jersey ever.[/quote]

    As soon as I wrote “grey pants” I realized I made a mistake. White would really be the only choice.

  • AssGrabber | January 7, 2008 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”199162″][quote comment=”199140″]I don’t have a problem with the neon accents on the Seahawks. I find their entire mono-chromatic home style so hideous that nothing can really make it much worse. I don’t dislike their color options, I just wish they would pair it with white or grey pants.[/quote]

    QFT. Their “Gloom Blue”, which I guess matches the Seattle weather, sucks so bad, the Neon gren highlights actually look OK with it. I’m not a fan of grey pants, but at least they would match the rainclouds. :) White pants would look much better.

    Now a neon-green jersey? Well, it would likely instantly be the WORST NFL jersey ever.[/quote]

    Imagine this….in Seattle….

    http://www.geocities...

  • Philly Bill | January 7, 2008 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”199021″]I hate when players change their #’s, Roy Williams was my favorite player for the longest time. I always liked 13, and the 31, it worked out perfect. Now he has to go ruin it, just so he can hide from the refs when he horse collars someone next season.[/quote]

    Referees? They’re hiding him from the other team! Note to NFL offenses: Starting next season, throw it to the guy who’s closest to #38, not #31.

    Boooo heat-presseed insta-jerseys! I got a new Stars jersey for Christmas and I’m stunned at the low quality of something that cost $150. Jerseys with three-layered numbers like the Stars’ black, gold and green don’t have the numbers sewn on.

  • steve | January 7, 2008 at 12:00 pm |

    Seahaks blue goes great with denim

  • Justin B | January 7, 2008 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”199168″][quote comment=”199144″][quote comment=”199131″]I

    ………. I would love to see an alternate lime green jersey, even better if it were paired with green pants!!![/quote]

    Something like this might work:

    http://www.greenglar...

    My eyes…my eyes!!

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2008 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”199168″][quote comment=”199144″][quote comment=”199131″]I

    ………. I would love to see an alternate lime green jersey, even better if it were paired with green pants!!![/quote]

    Something like this might work:

    http://www.greenglar...

    i think i just regurgitated vomitus into my alimentary system and oral cavity

  • felix | January 7, 2008 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”199160″][quote comment=”199129″][quote comment=”199111″]”his pants are fuced WAY too low”

    Fuced? Is that a real word? Did you make it up? Or is it a typo? I’ve been fucing my baseball pants just below the knee forever, I just didn’t know it.[/quote]

    Yikes — should be (and now is) “cuffed.” Sometimes I’m writing these things late at night and don’t proofread as well as I should….[/quote]

    That’s funny. I was confused by “fuced” as well, but just thought, “Geez, look at the vocabulary on this guy.”[/quote]

    I thought maybe he was trying to say his pants were fucked. Which was probably the initial reaction anyway.

  • felix | January 7, 2008 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”199179″][quote comment=”199168″][quote comment=”199144″][quote comment=”199131″]I

    ………. I would love to see an alternate lime green jersey, even better if it were paired with green pants!!![/quote]

    Something like this might work:

    http://www.greenglar...

    i think i just regurgitated vomitus into my alimentary system and oral cavity[/quote]

    Clever, Phil, very clever. And glad to see I wasn’t the only one who had that thought about Hasselbeck’s “muff”.

  • Michael Princip | January 7, 2008 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”199179″][quote comment=”199168″][quote comment=”199144″][quote comment=”199131″]I

    ………. I would love to see an alternate lime green jersey, even better if it were paired with green pants!!![/quote]

    Something like this might work:

    http://www.greenglar...

    i think i just regurgitated vomitus into my alimentary system and oral cavity[/quote]

    and back to my point, that it really might only work as an accent.

  • todd krevanchi | January 7, 2008 at 12:19 pm |

    re: color schemes

    some of the newer fashion color schemes are a welcome change to my visual palate.
    in my opinion the light blue/light brown combo that PL spoke of is quite appealing… (and it looks so sexy on a hot chick)

    i also like the light blue/burgundy that west ham and aston villa put out. i think its a solid combination that looks really bold when there are equal parts of each color together, and not when one works as an accent for the other.

  • Minna H. | January 7, 2008 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”199181″][quote comment=”199160″][quote comment=”199129″][quote comment=”199111″]”his pants are fuced WAY too low”

    Fuced? Is that a real word? Did you make it up? Or is it a typo? I’ve been fucing my baseball pants just below the knee forever, I just didn’t know it.[/quote]

    Yikes — should be (and now is) “cuffed.” Sometimes I’m writing these things late at night and don’t proofread as well as I should….[/quote]

    That’s funny. I was confused by “fuced” as well, but just thought, “Geez, look at the vocabulary on this guy.”[/quote]

    I thought maybe he was trying to say his pants were fucked. Which was probably the initial reaction anyway.[/quote]

    I’m with felix. I thought it was fucked as well. Or, that Paul just made up a new word.

    I like the pale blue/brown combo in fashion, but not in sports. I also think neon green (neon anything, really) should be banned everywhere.

    As for the Seattle fans wearing the bright green–fans will wear anything as long as it’s associated with their team.

  • dm00n | January 7, 2008 at 12:25 pm |

    The Seahawks outclassed the Redskins in one area though (but just barely). For some reason the ‘Skins have taken to wearing socks with solid tops and have set aside their awesome striped socks. The solid topped socks would be a bit better if they had the ‘Skins gold color on the top. Most teams wear socks that contrast with their pants color. Washington’s burgundy pants/socks combo nearly spoils one of the nicest unis in the league. The Seahawks at least use their (barely) discernible pacific blue and navy in the pants/socks combo.

  • aaron | January 7, 2008 at 12:35 pm |

    Paul – I think you’re all alone in not liking the powder blue/brown combo. I think it’s about as good as it gets.

    They were even my wedding colors! Bridesmaids:

  • aaron | January 7, 2008 at 12:36 pm |
  • Marty Met | January 7, 2008 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”199189″][quote comment=”199181″][quote comment=”199160″][quote comment=”199129″][quote comment=”199111″]”his pants are fuced WAY too low”

    Fuced? Is that a real word? Did you make it up? Or is it a typo? I’ve been fucing my baseball pants just below the knee forever, I just didn’t know it.[/quote]

    Yikes — should be (and now is) “cuffed.” Sometimes I’m writing these things late at night and don’t proofread as well as I should….[/quote]

    That’s funny. I was confused by “fuced” as well, but just thought, “Geez, look at the vocabulary on this guy.”[/quote]

    I thought maybe he was trying to say his pants were fucked. Which was probably the initial reaction anyway.[/quote]

    I’m with felix. I thought it was fucked as well. Or, that Paul just made up a new word.

    I like the pale blue/brown combo in fashion, but not in sports. I also think neon green (neon anything, really) should be banned everywhere.

    As for the Seattle fans wearing the bright green–fans will wear anything as long as it’s associated with their team.[/quote]
    True look at what Carolina Panther fans wear.

  • Justin B | January 7, 2008 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”199209″][quote comment=”199189″][quote comment=”199181″][quote comment=”199160″][quote comment=”199129″][quote comment=”199111″]”his pants are fuced WAY too low”

    Fuced? Is that a real word? Did you make it up? Or is it a typo? I’ve been fucing my baseball pants just below the knee forever, I just didn’t know it.[/quote]

    Yikes — should be (and now is) “cuffed.” Sometimes I’m writing these things late at night and don’t proofread as well as I should….[/quote]

    That’s funny. I was confused by “fuced” as well, but just thought, “Geez, look at the vocabulary on this guy.”[/quote]

    I thought maybe he was trying to say his pants were fucked. Which was probably the initial reaction anyway.[/quote]

    I’m with felix. I thought it was fucked as well. Or, that Paul just made up a new word.

    I like the pale blue/brown combo in fashion, but not in sports. I also think neon green (neon anything, really) should be banned everywhere.

    As for the Seattle fans wearing the bright green–fans will wear anything as long as it’s associated with their team.[/quote]
    True look at what Carolina Panther fans wear.[/quote]

    Are there any crazier looking fans than that BC Eagles Dad last week?

  • Matthew S. | January 7, 2008 at 12:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”199096″]Yertle the Turtle is where Seattle got the look.[/quote]

    I always think of The Simpsons when I see that shade of green: http://farm2.static....

    Seattle is afterall only hours away from Hanford, Washington, which is allegedly the most polluted nuclear site in the country.

  • timmy b | January 7, 2008 at 12:54 pm |

    any interest in the history of french club soccer kits? if so, here ya go!! http://membres.lycos...

  • Dan | January 7, 2008 at 12:55 pm |

    I’m fairly certain EVERY NHL team does custom personalization at games now, it’s part of the RBK SYSTEM allure. I remember reading something about this when they sent out the “pre order” information to fans. You can hop into the team store at the beginning of the game and they can turn a customized jersey around for you by the 3rd period or something. Pricing starts at something upwards of 180 bucks though, and who knows how long they’re going to be using these 9% faster speed suits, sweaters, anyway?

    …I guess that makes them more appealing to a Uni-Watcher, right?

  • odessa steps | January 7, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    I asked Paul this the other night, but he suggested I post here to see if anyone knew the definitive answer.

    This came up while watching one of the playoff games today and I figured
    if anyone would know (or could find out), it would be you.

    We were saying that when we were kids, the referee had the black hat with
    the white stripes and the other officials wore white hats. Obviously, it
    is now the opposite.

    Do you know/recall when they changed from one to the other?

  • Ken | January 7, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    Outdoor Hockey Game… I liked the throwback unis worn by Buffalo and Pitt and the coachs parkas were nice too.. I think the NHL should have another outdoor game not next year but the year after and it should be in CANADA — I could see a Toronto v. Montreal Game. Or maybe lets put it on the west coast — LA vs. Anaheim on the beach…

  • Sage Confucius | January 7, 2008 at 1:02 pm |

    The Nashville Predators will heat press customization while you watch the game as well. If you want sewn on numbers, the jersey gets sent off to the same people who do the players’ jerseys. That process takes 4-6 weeks. I figured since I paid so much for the authentic it should be, well, authentic.

  • teamcinnamon | January 7, 2008 at 1:10 pm |

    Seattle’s neon green to me equals this.

    Which, in turn, leads to this.

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2008 at 1:20 pm |

    im sure im in the minority, but i happen to like the skins in this monochromatic scheme…and it looks fine with the burgundy socks

  • Pete | January 7, 2008 at 1:27 pm |

    Re: UA Logo Creep

    Since the Under Armour All-Star game had no real teams, just “Under Armour Red” and “Under Armour White,” how can there be “logo creep,” as you defined in a recent column. The only brand logo in the game, like it or not, was Under Armour, not the Packers, Buckeyes, Bears, Dolphins, etc.

    Aren’t you going to complain about logo creep at the U.S. Army All-Star game in San Antonio? There were various Army-related logos all over.

  • rroberts | January 7, 2008 at 1:27 pm |

    No one has mentioned this, and other’s explained it as an attempt to beat the heat, but I think the Bucs white jerseys may have been a superstitious move. The Giants are undefeated in their white jerseys this season (they’re normal road uniforms), as their only road loss came at Dallas where they wore their blues.

  • TOG | January 7, 2008 at 1:28 pm |

    “People were getting their jerseys personalized as they waited in the middle of the Garden concourse.”

    http://img247.images...

    Wow…is this an idea that should have happened like 25 years ago…

  • El Santo | January 7, 2008 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”199162″][quote comment=”199140″]I don’t have a problem with the neon accents on the Seahawks. I find their entire mono-chromatic home style so hideous that nothing can really make it much worse. I don’t dislike their color options, I just wish they would pair it with white or grey pants.[/quote]

    QFT. Their “Gloom Blue”, which I guess matches the Seattle weather, sucks so bad, the Neon gren highlights actually look OK with it. I’m not a fan of grey pants, but at least they would match the rainclouds. :) White pants would look much better.

    Now a neon-green jersey? Well, it would likely instantly be the WORST NFL jersey ever.[/quote]

    I got my girlfriend one of the lime green fashion jerseys three years ago. (i’d post a pic, but not without her permission.) They’re like the pink, but only with the lime green. I figured it was OK, since 1) lime green is her favorite color, and 2) it’s actually a team color, if only an accent.

    I can only say that it looks great on her (she gets a lot of compliments for diehard Seahawks fans), but I don’t think it would look so great on the players.

    Also, count me as a fan of the lime green. Again, it works because the rest of the combo is so gloomy. If the strip of lime green didn’t exist, I’d still root for the team, but I would hate the uniforms. (I’m not really a fan of the current jerseys, but when I wear it, I get a certain joy looking at the green piping on the sleeves.)

  • Matt W. | January 7, 2008 at 1:38 pm |

    Yea…I am going to have to disagree on a few things that today’s post brought up.

    1. I love the blue and brown combo. It is funny because I am actually wearing a brown hoodie with blue lettering as I type!

    2. I really don’t mind the Seahawks electric green accents at all. I think it really makes the uniform unique and it definately pops. I am sure the masses here would bitch and moan how boring their uniform would be without the “snot” color.

    3. I have been meaning to say this for some time, but those Giants nameplates look HORRENDOUS! The 3D nose bumper is very cool and I hope other teams follow suit, but the “innovative” nameplates look like a kindergartener cut it out and pasted it on the back of the jerseys. Seriously bush league looking.

    Anywho, I know this all a matter of taste and all, but I thought I would throw my two cents in for anyone who cared.

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2008 at 1:50 pm |

    the seahawks didn’t always wear the monochrome in their new uni schemes…this pic is from an old espn page 2, as is this, which depicts what the hawks would have looked like if they had gone with this helmet instead of the current one.

    i think for a portion of their first and second seasons, the seahawks mixed/matched the monochromatic look with the 1/2 & 1/2 look

    maybe someone can dig some 02 or 03 season pics up…i think they looked better with the mix/match than the solids

  • patrick | January 7, 2008 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”199064″][quote comment=”199062″]Tufts University uses the powder blue/brown scheme[/quote]

    here’s a working link
    [/quote]

    Tufts Sucks, go Trinity!!!!!!

  • Teebz | January 7, 2008 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”199106″][quote comment=”199100″]Not sure if this was picked up before…

    ESPN’s John Buccigross had this in his January 3rd column about where the NHL should have the next outdoor game in the States:
    Fenway Park: The small confines of Fenway, especially the Green Monster seats, would provide Boston Garden-like camera angles. The Green Monster would also be a great shield for north and northeast winds. The Bruins-Blues, wearing vintage 1970 uniforms, would be a nice matchup. Bruins-Canadiens is another obvious pick. Or you could play off the Yankees-Red Sox thing and go Rangers-Bruins. This also provides two large television markets that should bring great ratings.[/quote]

    I, along with the rest of the country, am tired of New York and Boston being the current centerpieces of the sports landscape.

    However, I guess it’s unavoidable.[/quote]

    Not to bring down the ESPN hierarchy, but Buccigross is to hockey like Britney Spears is to responsible parenting. The guy knows absolutely nothing about hockey, yet someone appointed him an “expert”.

    Why would the Blues and Bruins play there? How many St. Louis fans would make the trip to Massachusetts? I think the NHL should have the next game at Chicago’s Soldier Field between the Red Wings and Blackhawks, or in Montreal between the Canadiens and Bruins. 2009 is Montreal’s Centennial year, after all.

  • felix | January 7, 2008 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”199239″]Seattle’s neon green to me equals this.

    Which, in turn, leads to this.[/quote]

    Oh no! Not Devastator!

  • Sammy | January 7, 2008 at 2:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”199103″][quote comment=”199035″][quote comment=”199032″]”it doesn’t match up with or complement, um, anything.”
    paul- you spelled compliment wrong[/quote]

    No I didn’t. Two different words. One is about saying something nice about someone; the other is about two things going well together.[/quote]
    Your right, my bad[/quote]

    I think you meant to say “You’re right”.

  • spencer | January 7, 2008 at 2:09 pm |

    You are dead wrong about the seahawks cleats, those are the most awsome cleats ever worn in the NFL. I also loved the hats the fans were wearing. I hope to see lots of both this weekend.

    The seahawks should add more of the lime green to there jerseys or just go all lime green, it would be awsome.

  • ryan c #40 | January 7, 2008 at 2:11 pm |

    No crazy, gorund-breaking jerseys… Just my simple jersey collection. If you have a minute, go see… Enjoy!

    My Jersey Collection
    http://www.flickr.co...

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2008 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote]Tufts Sucks, go Trinity!!!!!![/quote]

    [quote comment=”199294″][quote comment=”199103″]
    Your right, my bad[/quote]

    I think you meant to say “You’re right”.[/quote]

    we now return you to our regularly scheduled discussion of athletics aesthetics

  • Marty Met | January 7, 2008 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”199223″]Outdoor Hockey Game… I liked the throwback unis worn by Buffalo and Pitt and the coachs parkas were nice too.. I think the NHL should have another outdoor game not next year but the year after and it should be in CANADA — I could see a Toronto v. Montreal Game. Or maybe lets put it on the west coast — LA vs. Anaheim on the beach…[/quote]

    or when the Preds FINALLY move to Hamilton and have a Leafs / Hamilton game outdoors.

  • Marty Met | January 7, 2008 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”199303″]You are dead wrong about the seahawks cleats, those are the most awsome cleats ever worn in the NFL. I also loved the hats the fans were wearing. I hope to see lots of both this weekend.

    The seahawks should add more of the lime green to there jerseys or just go all lime green, it would be awsome.[/quote]

    LC Greenwood had the most awesome cleats ever worn in the NFL

  • Marty Met | January 7, 2008 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”199303″]You are dead wrong about the seahawks cleats, those are the most awsome cleats ever worn in the NFL. I also loved the hats the fans were wearing. I hope to see lots of both this weekend.

    The seahawks should add more of the lime green to there jerseys or just go all lime green, it would be awsome.[/quote]

    LC Greenwood had the most awesome cleats ever worn in the NFL

  • teamcinnamon | January 7, 2008 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”199293″][quote comment=”199239″]Seattle’s neon green to me equals this.

    Which, in turn, leads to this.[/quote]

    Oh no! Not Devastator![/quote]

    Devastator = badass.

  • Teebz | January 7, 2008 at 2:18 pm |

    Minna, it finally happened. I got myself a Nordiques jersey.

    Check it out. It’s one of the old-school pro jerseys as well. :o)

  • rob | January 7, 2008 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”199124″]RE: Wazoo’s weird 1994 Alamo Bowl pants. It seems to me those pants popped up on a few teams that year. I think NC State wore them in a bowl, but I have to find photo proof.[/quote]

    NC State did wear them in the Peach Bowl that year. Couldn’t find a good picture, though (the Peach Bowl website has a crappy shot).

    http://www.peachbowl...

  • Kek | January 7, 2008 at 2:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”199258″]Re: UA Logo Creep

    Since the Under Armour All-Star game had no real teams, just “Under Armour Red” and “Under Armour White,” how can there be “logo creep,” as you defined in a recent column. The only brand logo in the game, like it or not, was Under Armour, not the Packers, Buckeyes, Bears, Dolphins, etc.

    Aren’t you going to complain about logo creep at the U.S. Army All-Star game in San Antonio? There were various Army-related logos all over.[/quote]
    You know, I’m probably the most anti-Logo Creep person in here, but if Paul DIDN’T mention this one I was going to call him out on it!

    I understand they’re the presenting sponsor and would expect them to have logos on the jersey and pants as well as outfitting all the players in their cleats but wow, helmet logos (reminded me of the nike swoosh on the doonesbury character!)

    The other thing that bugged were how the guys were using those 1/2″ and 1″ wristbands (that serve very little purpose) on their ankles and some even had them over their shoes as a faux-spat I guess.

    They could have split the teams into north/south or east/west too, to avoid having the logo on the helmet but whether you’re a logo creep guy or not, I thought the helmets were pretty cool.

  • rob | January 7, 2008 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”199320″][quote comment=”199124″]RE: Wazoo’s weird 1994 Alamo Bowl pants. It seems to me those pants popped up on a few teams that year. I think NC State wore them in a bowl, but I have to find photo proof.[/quote]

    Got it!

    http://sectionsix.bl...

  • Joe H | January 7, 2008 at 2:33 pm |

    Another FNOB example! hehe

  • CV | January 7, 2008 at 2:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”199250″]im sure im in the minority, but i happen to like the skins in this monochromatic scheme…and it looks fine with the burgundy socks[/quote]

    I hate those. But since I hate white/white combos in football more than almost any other combo, that is not surprising. Also, the Redskins normal unis are some of my favorites, especially the not-often-seen burgandy jerseys, I wouldn’t mess with what they have now.

  • CV | January 7, 2008 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”199283″]the seahawks didn’t always wear the monochrome in their new uni schemes…this pic is from an old espn page 2, as is this, which depicts what the hawks would have looked like if they had gone with this helmet instead of the current one.

    i think for a portion of their first and second seasons, the seahawks mixed/matched the monochromatic look with the 1/2 & 1/2 look

    maybe someone can dig some 02 or 03 season pics up…i think they looked better with the mix/match than the solids[/quote]

    I beleive the Seahawks wore the dark jersey white pants combo in Jacksonville early inn the season a couple of years ago. I will see if I can find pics.

  • CV | January 7, 2008 at 2:38 pm |

    Actually, there are quite a few on this page. See Trant Dilfer and Hutchinson for drak over white combo, and Korin Robinson for white over dark. I think they are MUCH better than the monochrome unis they wear today.

    http://www.sportsecy...

  • Adam | January 7, 2008 at 2:40 pm |

    Paul-
    I have an explanation for the light-blue/brown color scheme you dislike so much. I am a Visual Communications Design major at Purdue University and I would be glad to explain why the color scheme is aesthetically pleasing to so many. As I’m sure you know, brown is simply a low value orange. Orange and blue are complementary colors, and thus are often paired together. The light-blue/brown combination simply pairs a high-value, mid-chroma blue with a low-value, mid-chroma orange. Since this scheme falls with the complementary color scheme, and provides a consistant chroma field, with a high contrast in value, the scheme is very successful.

    The reason I think so many people have a problem with the Seattle neon-green is that it feels very out of place, (being of such high-chroma, mid-value set against the very low-chroma, low-value uniforms) and being usued in such a limited capacity.

  • felix | January 7, 2008 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”199319″]Minna, it finally happened. I got myself a Nordiques jersey.

    Check it out. It’s one of the old-school pro jerseys as well. :o)[/quote]

    Dude, that totally rocks. Do you have a North Stars one too?

  • todd krevanchi | January 7, 2008 at 2:48 pm |

    for those who watched even a minute of amrican gladiators last night…

    it was interesting to see that the designer of the women gladiator uniforms designed them as though EACH woman gladiator was afflicted with a case of cameltosis.

  • b | January 7, 2008 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”199352″]Paul-
    I have an explanation for the light-blue/brown color scheme you dislike so much. I am a Visual Communications Design major at Purdue University and I would be glad to explain why the color scheme is aesthetically pleasing to so many. As I’m sure you know, brown is simply a low value orange. Orange and blue are complementary colors, and thus are often paired together. The light-blue/brown combination simply pairs a high-value, mid-chroma blue with a low-value, mid-chroma orange. Since this scheme falls with the complementary color scheme, and provides a consistant chroma field, with a high contrast in value, the scheme is very successful.

    The reason I think so many people have a problem with the Seattle neon-green is that it feels very out of place, (being of such high-chroma, mid-value set against the very low-chroma, low-value uniforms) and being usued in such a limited capacity.[/quote]

    ugh. A bit pedantic–no?

  • Shaftman | January 7, 2008 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”199359″]for those who watched even a minute of amrican gladiators last night…

    it was interesting to see that the designer of the women gladiator uniforms designed them as though EACH woman gladiator was afflicted with a case of cameltosis.[/quote]

    You know Todd, I don’t even have to look at the name anymore to know it’s your comment :) And “yes”, I noticed it too.

    On a separate note…Xerox unveiled their new logo today.

  • Justin B | January 7, 2008 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”199346″]Actually, there are quite a few on this page. See Trant Dilfer and Hutchinson for drak over white combo, and Korin Robinson for white over dark. I think they are MUCH better than the monochrome unis they wear today.

    http://www.sportsecy...

    You don’t realize what you lost until you remember it – go back to white pants Seattle!

  • Kek | January 7, 2008 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”199324″][quote comment=”199258″]Re: UA Logo Creep

    Since the Under Armour All-Star game had no real teams, just “Under Armour Red” and “Under Armour White,” how can there be “logo creep,” as you defined in a recent column. The only brand logo in the game, like it or not, was Under Armour, not the Packers, Buckeyes, Bears, Dolphins, etc.

    Aren’t you going to complain about logo creep at the U.S. Army All-Star game in San Antonio? There were various Army-related logos all over.[/quote]
    You know, I’m probably the most anti-Logo Creep person in here, but if Paul DIDN’T mention this one I was going to call him out on it!

    I understand they’re the presenting sponsor and would expect them to have logos on the jersey and pants as well as outfitting all the players in their cleats but wow, helmet logos (reminded me of the nike swoosh on the doonesbury character!)

    The other thing that bugged were how the guys were using those 1/2″ and 1″ wristbands (that serve very little purpose) on their ankles and some even had them over their shoes as a faux-spat I guess.

    They could have split the teams into north/south or east/west too, to avoid having the logo on the helmet but whether you’re a logo creep guy or not, I thought the helmets were pretty cool.[/quote]
    Re-reading this post, I don’t think I wrote this clearly as far as my stance on Logo Creep. I said anti-Logo Creep, but I think my stance is more like anti-Paul’s stance on Logo Creep. Some of you probably know that already from my recent posts but I just wanted to clarify.

    In other words, my post should be taken that even for someone that thinks logo creep is a non-issue, that the UA game was a bit much.

  • teamcinnamon | January 7, 2008 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”199369″][quote comment=”199346″]Actually, there are quite a few on this page. See Trant Dilfer and Hutchinson for drak over white combo, and Korin Robinson for white over dark. I think they are MUCH better than the monochrome unis they wear today.

    http://www.sportsecy...

    You don’t realize what you lost until you remember it – go back to white pants Seattle![/quote]

    Is that picture of Anthony Simmons from the playoff game where after the overtime coin flip Hasselbeck said “We’ll take the ball because we’re gonna win!”??

    That worked out well.

  • Jason G. | January 7, 2008 at 3:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”199374″][quote comment=”199369″][quote comment=”199346″]Actually, there are quite a few on this page. See Trant Dilfer and Hutchinson for drak over white combo, and Korin Robinson for white over dark. I think they are MUCH better than the monochrome unis they wear today.

    http://www.sportsecy...

    You don’t realize what you lost until you remember it – go back to white pants Seattle![/quote]

    Is that picture of Anthony Simmons from the playoff game where after the overtime coin flip Hasselbeck said “We’ll take the ball because we’re gonna win!”??

    That worked out well.[/quote]

    I believe it was “We want the ball and we’re going to score.”

  • […] In defense of Lime Green Nation Recently, Paul Lucas of UniWatch devoted a post regarding his befuddlement as to why the Seattle Seahawks and their fans have fallen in love with the uniform’s lime green accents. Several chose words, such as “neon snot” and “radioactive jade shade,” were used to disparage the accent color, which only appears on the symbol in the eye of the seahawk, which is done in the style of Northwest Native American artwork. A few commentators came to the defense of the color, but they’re probably Seahawks fans like me, so the view is likely biased. […]

  • teamcinnamon | January 7, 2008 at 3:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”199376″][quote comment=”199374″][quote comment=”199369″][quote comment=”199346″]Actually, there are quite a few on this page. See Trant Dilfer and Hutchinson for drak over white combo, and Korin Robinson for white over dark. I think they are MUCH better than the monochrome unis they wear today.

    http://www.sportsecy...

    You don’t realize what you lost until you remember it – go back to white pants Seattle![/quote]

    Is that picture of Anthony Simmons from the playoff game where after the overtime coin flip Hasselbeck said “We’ll take the ball because we’re gonna win!”??

    That worked out well.[/quote]

    I believe it was “We want the ball and we’re going to score.”[/quote]

    Same result. No wonder why he’s beloved in Green Bay.

  • spencer | January 7, 2008 at 3:20 pm |

    I am not a seahawks fan, and the 10 people i was watching the game with also loved the cleats and hats.

  • todd krevanchi | January 7, 2008 at 3:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”199320″][quote comment=”199124″]RE: Wazoo’s weird 1994 Alamo Bowl pants. It seems to me those pants popped up on a few teams that year. I think NC State wore them in a bowl, but I have to find photo proof.[/quote]

    NC State did wear them in the Peach Bowl that year. Couldn’t find a good picture, though (the Peach Bowl website has a crappy shot).

    http://www.peachbowl...

    i distinctly remember watching that peach bowl with wsu and those pants.

    i had assumed that they were building on the popularity of this design in hoops at the time
    http://farm3.static....
    i remember thinking to myself, next year a ton of schools will have them…
    thankfully for all of us, it never cought on…

    also, notice the converse tire print uni’s on tulsa in that pic…

  • Steve B | January 7, 2008 at 3:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”199324″][quote comment=”199258″]Re: UA Logo Creep

    Since the Under Armour All-Star game had no real teams, just “Under Armour Red” and “Under Armour White,” how can there be “logo creep,” as you defined in a recent column. The only brand logo in the game, like it or not, was Under Armour, not the Packers, Buckeyes, Bears, Dolphins, etc.

    Aren’t you going to complain about logo creep at the U.S. Army All-Star game in San Antonio? There were various Army-related logos all over.[/quote]
    You know, I’m probably the most anti-Logo Creep person in here, but if Paul DIDN’T mention this one I was going to call him out on it!

    I understand they’re the presenting sponsor and would expect them to have logos on the jersey and pants as well as outfitting all the players in their cleats but wow, helmet logos (reminded me of the nike swoosh on the doonesbury character!)

    The other thing that bugged were how the guys were using those 1/2″ and 1″ wristbands (that serve very little purpose) on their ankles and some even had them over their shoes as a faux-spat I guess.

    They could have split the teams into north/south or east/west too, to avoid having the logo on the helmet but whether you’re a logo creep guy or not, I thought the helmets were pretty cool.[/quote]
    Wait, did you add color to that cartook Kek, or was it already blue and lime green? If so, that is an amazing coincedent considering todays main topic of conversation.

    SB

  • Teebz | January 7, 2008 at 3:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”199355″][quote comment=”199319″]Minna, it finally happened. I got myself a Nordiques jersey.

    Check it out. It’s one of the old-school pro jerseys as well. :o)[/quote]

    Dude, that totally rocks. Do you have a North Stars one too?[/quote]

    Not yet, Felix. But I’m hunting for one at a reasonable price. If I find one, I’ll let you know. :o)

  • Amy | January 7, 2008 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”199361″][quote comment=”199352″]Paul-
    I have an explanation for the light-blue/brown color scheme you dislike so much. I am a Visual Communications Design major at Purdue University and I would be glad to explain why the color scheme is aesthetically pleasing to so many. As I’m sure you know, brown is simply a low value orange. Orange and blue are complementary colors, and thus are often paired together. The light-blue/brown combination simply pairs a high-value, mid-chroma blue with a low-value, mid-chroma orange. Since this scheme falls with the complementary color scheme, and provides a consistant chroma field, with a high contrast in value, the scheme is very successful.

    The reason I think so many people have a problem with the Seattle neon-green is that it feels very out of place, (being of such high-chroma, mid-value set against the very low-chroma, low-value uniforms) and being usued in such a limited capacity.[/quote]

    ugh. A bit pedantic–no?[/quote]

    I thought this added a nice technical explanation to the color scheme discussion. For the record mark me down as a fan of the brown and blue, and as someone who feels the bright green color makes the monochromatic look suck slightly less.

    On an unrelated note (but related to logo-creep). I saw a masters commercial last night, and until they actually mentioned the masters I thought it was a Nike commercial…

  • stevo | January 7, 2008 at 3:31 pm |

    Re. the Cubs’ uniform number rules, in the 1950s and 1960s almost the entire National League adopted that convention, which began in the 1930s with the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds’ GM, Warren Giles, was a former football referee, and apparently he felt that baseball players would be more easily identified if they wore appropriate numerology. Giles became NL president in 1951 and by 1960 most NL teams (except for the Dodgers) had adopted this convention. Even some AL teams (Angels, Indians) tested it during the 1960s. The system started to break down later in the 1960s — the “Me Generation” of ballplayers beginning to take over — and now no team follows the Giles plan.

  • ryan c #40 | January 7, 2008 at 3:42 pm |

    #119 by teamcinnamon on 01.07.08 2:17 pm | Quote

    Seattle’s neon green to me equals this.

    Which, in turn, leads to this.

    Oh no! Not Devastator!

    Devastator = badass.

    i just LOVE a Uniwatch transformers reference!!! awesome find!

  • ryan c #40 | January 7, 2008 at 3:42 pm |

    #120 by Teebz on 01.07.08 2:18 pm | Quote

    Minna, it finally happened. I got myself a Nordiques jersey.

    Check it out. It’s one of the old-school pro jerseys as well. :o)

    thats a real beauty teebz!!! classic!

  • Minna H. | January 7, 2008 at 3:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”199361″][quote comment=”199352″]Paul-
    I have an explanation for the light-blue/brown color scheme you dislike so much. I am a Visual Communications Design major at Purdue University and I would be glad to explain why the color scheme is aesthetically pleasing to so many. As I’m sure you know, brown is simply a low value orange. Orange and blue are complementary colors, and thus are often paired together. The light-blue/brown combination simply pairs a high-value, mid-chroma blue with a low-value, mid-chroma orange. Since this scheme falls with the complementary color scheme, and provides a consistant chroma field, with a high contrast in value, the scheme is very successful.

    The reason I think so many people have a problem with the Seattle neon-green is that it feels very out of place, (being of such high-chroma, mid-value set against the very low-chroma, low-value uniforms) and being usued in such a limited capacity.[/quote]

    ugh. A bit pedantic–no?[/quote]

    I thought this post was very informative. I like learning new things, even in an entertainment-based forum. Adam, keep up the lucid work, man.

    Teebz, I am green (but not neon green) with envy over the Nordiques’ jersey.

    However, if you get a North Stars one, you know I’m going to have to kill you for it, right?

  • todd krevanchi | January 7, 2008 at 3:51 pm |

    question to uni watch nation…

    does anyone else own the the majestic therma base fleece pullovers worn by mlb?

    ive gotten 2 since christmas and they are turning into some of my favorite shirts.

    just curious of what you all thought.

  • Jason G. | January 7, 2008 at 3:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”199379″][…] In defense of Lime Green Nation

    Recently, Paul Lucas of UniWatch devoted a post regarding his befuddlement as to why the Seattle Seahawks and their fans have fallen in love with the uniform’s lime green accents. Several chose words, such as “neon snot” and “radioactive jade shade,” were used to disparage the accent color, which only appears on the symbol in the eye of the seahawk, which is done in the style of Northwest Native American artwork. A few commentators came to the defense of the color, but they’re probably Seahawks fans like me, so the view is likely biased. […][/quote]

    The article states that no NFL Team is just blue and white. The Colts are just blue and white and their unis look great.

  • John in Athens | January 7, 2008 at 4:04 pm |

    The Seahawks use of the neon green is wonderful if only just because they are the only team who uses it (that I know of) and fans who wear it instantly identify themsleves as Seahawks fans.

    Take the cap off that guy and there is still little doubt about which football team he supports!

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2008 at 4:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”199416″][quote comment=”199379″][…] In defense of Lime Green Nation

    Recently, Paul Lucas of UniWatch devoted a post regarding his befuddlement as to why the Seattle Seahawks and their fans have fallen in love with the uniform’s lime green accents. Several chose words, such as “neon snot” and “radioactive jade shade,” were used to disparage the accent color, which only appears on the symbol in the eye of the seahawk, which is done in the style of Northwest Native American artwork. A few commentators came to the defense of the color, but they’re probably Seahawks fans like me, so the view is likely biased. […][/quote]

    The article states that no NFL Team is just blue and white. The Colts are just blue and white and their unis look great.[/quote]

    the article also states:

    [quote]The color combination is a hit with the ladies. So explain this to me guys. Generally, I bemoaned the loss of the original uniform with the silver helmets and the royal blue jersey. However, when I talk about the Seahawks with a person of the opposite sex, there’s generally a comment in there about how the new uniforms are so much better than the old. Now, this might mean that the Hawks are now fashionable. It might mean that the Hawks are more metro (AND THEY ARE). It doesn’t matter. If the ladies are happy, then I’m happy. (There’s a sad consequence to this, however. The Hawks sell a nifty lime green fashion jersey. It’s analogous to the pink jerseys other teams sell. Now, the case isn’t too severe, but that means that the lime green trim is similar to a team wearing pink accents on their jerseys. NO TEAM wears pink accents because that’s way too girly. What does this say about the Seahawks?)

    BONUS: wearing a lime green bonnet with a nice blue-and-white Seahawks jacket looks pimp.[/quote]

    so…lime green’s a hit with the ladies AND a hawks jacket ‘looks pimp’

    /sounds more like lyme disease than lime nation

  • CV | January 7, 2008 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”199416″][quote comment=”199379″][…] In defense of Lime Green Nation

    Recently, Paul Lucas of UniWatch devoted a post regarding his befuddlement as to why the Seattle Seahawks and their fans have fallen in love with the uniform’s lime green accents. Several chose words, such as “neon snot” and “radioactive jade shade,” were used to disparage the accent color, which only appears on the symbol in the eye of the seahawk, which is done in the style of Northwest Native American artwork. A few commentators came to the defense of the color, but they’re probably Seahawks fans like me, so the view is likely biased. […][/quote]

    The article states that no NFL Team is just blue and white. The Colts are just blue and white and their unis look great.[/quote]

    I wouldn’t say the Colts unis are great. On a scale of A-F, personally I give them a C or a D. Not in any way offensive, but high on the boring scale. Uniforms can be traditional and at the smae time not boring (see Bears, Chicago), but I find the Colts pretty dull.

  • Minna H. | January 7, 2008 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”199425″][quote comment=”199416″][quote comment=”199379″][…] In defense of Lime Green Nation

    Recently, Paul Lucas of UniWatch devoted a post regarding his befuddlement as to why the Seattle Seahawks and their fans have fallen in love with the uniform’s lime green accents. Several chose words, such as “neon snot” and “radioactive jade shade,” were used to disparage the accent color, which only appears on the symbol in the eye of the seahawk, which is done in the style of Northwest Native American artwork. A few commentators came to the defense of the color, but they’re probably Seahawks fans like me, so the view is likely biased. […][/quote]

    The article states that no NFL Team is just blue and white. The Colts are just blue and white and their unis look great.[/quote]

    the article also states:

    [quote]The color combination is a hit with the ladies. So explain this to me guys. Generally, I bemoaned the loss of the original uniform with the silver helmets and the royal blue jersey. However, when I talk about the Seahawks with a person of the opposite sex, there’s generally a comment in there about how the new uniforms are so much better than the old. Now, this might mean that the Hawks are now fashionable. It might mean that the Hawks are more metro (AND THEY ARE). It doesn’t matter. If the ladies are happy, then I’m happy. (There’s a sad consequence to this, however. The Hawks sell a nifty lime green fashion jersey. It’s analogous to the pink jerseys other teams sell. Now, the case isn’t too severe, but that means that the lime green trim is similar to a team wearing pink accents on their jerseys. NO TEAM wears pink accents because that’s way too girly. What does this say about the Seahawks?)

    BONUS: wearing a lime green bonnet with a nice blue-and-white Seahawks jacket looks pimp.[/quote]

    so…lime green’s a hit with the ladies AND a hawks jacket ‘looks pimp’

    /sounds more like lyme disease than lime nation[/quote]

    Which ‘ladies’ are these? Not the ones who actually watch sports, I would posit. Certainly not me. Then again, I am no lady. And we all know how I feel about pink.

  • Chance | January 7, 2008 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”199412″][quote comment=”199361″][quote comment=”199352″]The reason I think so many people have a problem with the Seattle neon-green is that it feels very out of place, (being of such high-chroma, mid-value set against the very low-chroma, low-value uniforms) and being usued in such a limited capacity.[/quote]

    ugh. A bit pedantic–no?[/quote]

    I thought this post was very informative. I like learning new things, even in an entertainment-based forum. Adam, keep up the lucid work, man.
    [/quote]

    I agree – not pedantic at all. Thanks, Adam – nice to know that my personal aesthetics are backed up by science.

  • GoTerriers | January 7, 2008 at 4:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”199429″][quote comment=”199416″][quote comment=”199379″][…] In defense of Lime Green Nation

    Recently, Paul Lucas of UniWatch devoted a post regarding his befuddlement as to why the Seattle Seahawks and their fans have fallen in love with the uniform’s lime green accents. Several chose words, such as “neon snot” and “radioactive jade shade,” were used to disparage the accent color, which only appears on the symbol in the eye of the seahawk, which is done in the style of Northwest Native American artwork. A few commentators came to the defense of the color, but they’re probably Seahawks fans like me, so the view is likely biased. […][/quote]

    The article states that no NFL Team is just blue and white. The Colts are just blue and white and their unis look great.[/quote]

    I wouldn’t say the Colts unis are great. On a scale of A-F, personally I give them a C or a D. Not in any way offensive, but high on the boring scale. Uniforms can be traditional and at the smae time not boring (see Bears, Chicago), but I find the Colts pretty dull.[/quote]

    Lemme see if I can beat Marty Met to this . . .
    If you really want to see dull, you should see the Yankees or Penn State . . .

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2008 at 4:25 pm |

    [quote]Which ‘ladies’ are these? Not the ones who actually watch sports, I would posit. Certainly not me. Then again, I am no lady. And we all know how I feel about pink.[/quote]

    so, minna, if i (or any other UW) were to be seen boppin around in some lime green getup in downtown st. paul, you’d not be instantly attracted? im shocked ;)

    (come to think of it, if anyone were seen outside of qwest in a getup like that, they might be ostrasized at best and quite possibly shot, at worst)

    /nice use of “posit” too

  • warren thompson | January 7, 2008 at 4:28 pm |

    Why do professional soccer [“football”] uniforms [“kits”] need to make the players look like living billboards? Isn’t there a better way to credit the sponsors?

  • Ian | January 7, 2008 at 4:29 pm |

    Did anyone else notice that the competitors for American Gladiators were wearing Under Armour clothing with the logos shoddily covered up? It looks like they just put white tape over the shoulder logos and colored in the ones on the shorts… what they couldn’t get the sponsorship?

    You would think they would be able to but oh well….

    And why were the Gladiators all wearinf black and silver? I remember in the orginal show they wore red white and blue because they were AMERICAN Gladiators, not members of the Evil Empire….

  • felix | January 7, 2008 at 4:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”199392″][quote comment=”199355″][quote comment=”199319″]Minna, it finally happened. I got myself a Nordiques jersey.

    Check it out. It’s one of the old-school pro jerseys as well. :o)[/quote]

    Dude, that totally rocks. Do you have a North Stars one too?[/quote]

    Not yet, Felix. But I’m hunting for one at a reasonable price. If I find one, I’ll let you know. :o)[/quote]

    Awesome. I’m thinking Brian Bellows, Bobby Smith or Gilles Meloche

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2008 at 4:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”199445″]Awesome. I’m thinking Brian Bellows, Bobby Smith or Gilles Meloche[/quote]

    dude…gilles meloche becomes a transformer?

    /on a side note, the pic of trots with bobby smith reminded me of how great the isles, and their sweaters, once were

  • Original Jim | January 7, 2008 at 4:35 pm |

    Funny you should mention brown and light blue…

    here’s the t-shirt I’m sporting today: http://www.veer.com/...

  • Tom | January 7, 2008 at 4:37 pm |

    why can’t the seahawks just use grey or silver? it’d look much nicer.

  • Jim | January 7, 2008 at 4:38 pm |

    The Under-20 World Hockey Championships just finished – Canada won for the fourth time in a row. But that’s not what matters. There was a kid on the Swedish team with a 17 character nameplate – Magnus Pääjärvi Svensson. I couldn’t find a great shot but this gets the picture across.
    http://www.worldjuni...
    He’s sitting in the foreground – you can even make out the three umlauts if you look closely.

  • Marty Met | January 7, 2008 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”199438″][quote comment=”199429″][quote comment=”199416″][quote comment=”199379″][…] In defense of Lime Green Nation

    Recently, Paul Lucas of UniWatch devoted a post regarding his befuddlement as to why the Seattle Seahawks and their fans have fallen in love with the uniform’s lime green accents. Several chose words, such as “neon snot” and “radioactive jade shade,” were used to disparage the accent color, which only appears on the symbol in the eye of the seahawk, which is done in the style of Northwest Native American artwork. A few commentators came to the defense of the color, but they’re probably Seahawks fans like me, so the view is likely biased. […][/quote]

    The article states that no NFL Team is just blue and white. The Colts are just blue and white and their unis look great.[/quote]

    I wouldn’t say the Colts unis are great. On a scale of A-F, personally I give them a C or a D. Not in any way offensive, but high on the boring scale. Uniforms can be traditional and at the smae time not boring (see Bears, Chicago), but I find the Colts pretty dull.[/quote]

    Lemme see if I can beat Marty Met to this . . .
    If you really want to see dull, you should see the Yankees or Penn State . . .[/quote]

    Ha Ha Ha. and By the way I LOVE the Seahawks uniforms. Not a fan of the team by any means, but thought they looked great on Saturday.

  • Nick Page | January 7, 2008 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”199050″]i personally love the brown and baby blue combo. are there any sports teams that actually use it?[/quote]
    Tufts University wears brown and baby blue. They play D-III sports and are known as the Jumbos, after the Elephant.

    Also, regarding the Seahawks, Seattle is the Emerald City and if you stopped to notice you would see that every Seattle pro sports team has green in their uni; Mariners, Sonics, Seahawks and Thunderbirds. It surprises me that no one picked up on this before, especially since all of Pittsburgh’s teams where black and gold for a similiar reason.

  • Ben | January 7, 2008 at 4:45 pm |

    Big Ten family portrait
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Who cares | January 7, 2008 at 4:46 pm |

    My favorite soccer club has some interesting uni colours. Were I a fan of one of their competitors, I’d probably think they looked a little clownish. As a loyal Phobian, however, I walk out my door when ever possible in this and feel like a million bucks.

    I happen to dig the Seahawks’ limited use of neon green but I also understand why there is such a discrepancy between fans and non-fans of the team when it comes to liking, or not, the color choice.

  • Mike | January 7, 2008 at 4:51 pm |

    I LOVE the Seahawks green. I think it complements their blue very well. Face it, not every team is gonna look completely retro. Also, that lumberjacks jersey is friggin sweet.

  • Wes Cunningham | January 7, 2008 at 4:52 pm |

    Check out this off center Tootoo nameplate I saw at a Preds game recently…It looks like the name is centered with the numbers instead of the jersey itself…

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2008 at 4:56 pm |

    [quote]all of Pittsburgh’s teams where black and gold for a similiar reason.[/quote]

    of course…but not always

    pens, bucs, steelers and panthers

  • James Craven | January 7, 2008 at 5:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”199168″][quote comment=”199144″][quote comment=”199131″]“I would love to see an alternate lime green jersey, even better if it were paired with green pants!!!”

    “Something like this might work:”

    http://www.greenglar...

    Zee Goggles… Zey Do NOTHING!!!

  • Mike | January 7, 2008 at 5:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”199415″]question to uni watch nation…

    does anyone else own the the majestic therma base fleece pullovers worn by mlb?

    ive gotten 2 since christmas and they are turning into some of my favorite shirts.

    just curious of what you all thought.[/quote]

    I have one of the old ones, which I love. I was not sold on the Thermabase version. I did get one of the NFL sueded fleece hoodies for Christmas…fantastic!

  • James Craven | January 7, 2008 at 5:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”199168″][quote comment=”199144″][quote comment=”199131″]“I would love to see an alternate lime green jersey, even better if it were paired with green pants!!!”

    “Something like this might work:”

    http://www.greenglar...

    Zee Goggles… Zey Do NOTHING!!!

  • Jason G. | January 7, 2008 at 5:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”199429″][quote comment=”199416″][quote comment=”199379″][…] In defense of Lime Green Nation

    Recently, Paul Lucas of UniWatch devoted a post regarding his befuddlement as to why the Seattle Seahawks and their fans have fallen in love with the uniform’s lime green accents. Several chose words, such as “neon snot” and “radioactive jade shade,” were used to disparage the accent color, which only appears on the symbol in the eye of the seahawk, which is done in the style of Northwest Native American artwork. A few commentators came to the defense of the color, but they’re probably Seahawks fans like me, so the view is likely biased. […][/quote]

    The article states that no NFL Team is just blue and white. The Colts are just blue and white and their unis look great.[/quote]

    I wouldn’t say the Colts unis are great. On a scale of A-F, personally I give them a C or a D. Not in any way offensive, but high on the boring scale. Uniforms can be traditional and at the smae time not boring (see Bears, Chicago), but I find the Colts pretty dull.[/quote]

    It’s all a matter of opinion really. The Colts are one of my favorite uniforms. I just like the way they look. I do like the Bears unis better but don’t feel that you need three colors to not be boring. The Colts blue jerseys pop on TV and I find them far from boring.

  • Minna H. | January 7, 2008 at 5:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”199449″]Funny you should mention brown and light blue…

    here’s the t-shirt I’m sporting today: http://www.veer.com/...

    Original Jim rocking the blue and brown! Now, THAT is an attractive combo.

    LI Phil, you come anywhere near me wearing neon green, and I will either A) run amok, frothing at the mouth, B) kick you in the bollocks, or C) laugh my fool head off.

    And can someone fix the bold and italics (it wasn’t me that broke the board this time).

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2008 at 5:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”199468″][quote comment=”199168″][quote comment=”199144″][quote comment=”199131″]“I would love to see an alternate lime green jersey, even better if it were paired with green pants!!!”

    “Something like this might work:”

    http://www.greenglar...

    Zee Goggles… Zey Do NOTHING!!![/quote]

    just closin the tags…i hope

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2008 at 5:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”199471″][quote comment=”199168″][quote comment=”199144″][quote comment=”199131″]“I would love to see an alternate lime green jersey, even better if it were paired with green pants!!!”

    “Something like this might work:”

    http://www.greenglar...

    off?

  • Slam | January 7, 2008 at 5:12 pm |
  • LI Phil | January 7, 2008 at 5:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”199471″][quote comment=”199168″][quote comment=”199144″][quote comment=”199131″]”I would love to see an alternate lime green jersey, even better if it were paired with green pants!!!”

    “Something like this might work:”

    Zee Goggles… Zey Do NOTHING!!![/quote]

    one last try

  • Slam | January 7, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  • Anthony Verna | January 7, 2008 at 5:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”199315″][quote comment=”199293″][quote comment=”199239″]Seattle’s neon green to me equals this.

    Which, in turn, leads to this.[/quote]

    Oh no! Not Devastator![/quote]

    Devastator = badass.[/quote]

    I had that set as a kid, but the shoulder broke and couldnt ever get the five back to Devastator again.

  • Shane | January 7, 2008 at 5:14 pm |

    haha
    i was thinking that same thing when i went into that pic gallery

  • Marty Met | January 7, 2008 at 5:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”199472″][quote comment=”199429″][quote comment=”199416″][quote comment=”199379″][…] In defense of Lime Green Nation

    Recently, Paul Lucas of UniWatch devoted a post regarding his befuddlement as to why the Seattle Seahawks and their fans have fallen in love with the uniform’s lime green accents. Several chose words, such as “neon snot” and “radioactive jade shade,” were used to disparage the accent color, which only appears on the symbol in the eye of the seahawk, which is done in the style of Northwest Native American artwork. A few commentators came to the defense of the color, but they’re probably Seahawks fans like me, so the view is likely biased. […][/quote]

    The article states that no NFL Team is just blue and white. The Colts are just blue and white and their unis look great.[/quote]

    I wouldn’t say the Colts unis are great. On a scale of A-F, personally I give them a C or a D. Not in any way offensive, but high on the boring scale. Uniforms can be traditional and at the smae time not boring (see Bears, Chicago), but I find the Colts pretty dull.[/quote]

    It’s all a matter of opinion really. The Colts are one of my favorite uniforms. I just like the way they look. I do like the Bears unis better but don’t feel that you need three colors to not be boring. The Colts blue jerseys pop on TV and I find them far from boring.[/quote]

    Jets aren’t boring and only use white and green.

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2008 at 5:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”199473]LI Phil, you come anywhere near me wearing neon green, and I will either A) run amok, frothing at the mouth, B) kick you in the bollocks, or C) laugh my fool head off.

    And can someone fix the bold and italics (it wasn’t me that broke the board this time).[/quote]

    [note to self: avoid neon green at all costs]

  • lukejameslarson | January 7, 2008 at 5:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”199445″][quote comment=”199392″][quote comment=”199355″][quote comment=”199319″]Minna, it finally happened. I got myself a Nordiques jersey.

    Check it out. It’s one of the old-school pro jerseys as well. :o)[/quote]

    Dude, that totally rocks. Do you have a North Stars one too?[/quote]

    Not yet, Felix. But I’m hunting for one at a reasonable price. If I find one, I’ll let you know. :o)[/quote]

    Awesome. I’m thinking Brian Bellows, Bobby Smith or Gilles Meloche[/quote]

    i think you should go with basil mcrae. …and if you could go back in time, you could also have gone mcrae with the ‘diques jersey, too.

  • Nicole | January 7, 2008 at 5:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”199461″]Check out this off center Tootoo nameplate I saw at a Preds game recently…It looks like the name is centered with the numbers instead of the jersey itself…[/quote]

    I’ve seen his jersey as J. TooToo a few times, which has struck me as weird because I doubt there are too many Tootoo’s running around. That nameplate looks like it had the J on it and doesn’t now.
    [quote comment=”199457″]Big Ten family portrait
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    This poster is spectacular. At the Kohl Center in Madison they have displays by decade (oddly named “the decade of the 19–‘s”) and this poster is up in one of the display cases.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | January 7, 2008 at 5:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”199469″][quote comment=”199415″]question to uni watch nation…

    does anyone else own the the majestic therma base fleece pullovers worn by mlb?

    ive gotten 2 since christmas and they are turning into some of my favorite shirts.

    just curious of what you all thought.[/quote]

    I have one of the old ones, which I love. I was not sold on the Thermabase version. I did get one of the NFL sueded fleece hoodies for Christmas…fantastic![/quote]

    by “old ones” i assume you mean the ones that arent mock mesh on the exterior and fleeced inside.

  • felix | January 7, 2008 at 5:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”199488″][quote comment=”199445″][quote comment=”199392″][quote comment=”199355″][quote comment=”199319″]Minna, it finally happened. I got myself a Nordiques jersey.

    Check it out. It’s one of the old-school pro jerseys as well. :o)[/quote]

    Dude, that totally rocks. Do you have a North Stars one too?[/quote]

    Not yet, Felix. But I’m hunting for one at a reasonable price. If I find one, I’ll let you know. :o)[/quote]

    Awesome. I’m thinking Brian Bellows, Bobby Smith or Gilles Meloche[/quote]

    i think you should go with basil mcrae. …and if you could go back in time, you could also have gone mcrae with the ‘diques jersey, too.[/quote]

    Also a good choice. Let’s try Gilles Meloche (non-Constructicon edition)

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | January 7, 2008 at 5:54 pm |

    man, this clemens presser is freaking crazy!

  • felix | January 7, 2008 at 6:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”199503″]man, this clemens presser is freaking crazy![/quote]

    Recap in 50 words or less! Go!

  • Teebz | January 7, 2008 at 6:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”199412″]
    However, if you get a North Stars one, you know I’m going to have to kill you for it, right?[/quote]

    The best time to hit up ebay is after Christmas, Minna. Just remember that. ;o)

    My death in a North Stars jersey would be alright.

  • Teebz | January 7, 2008 at 6:23 pm |

    People, if I could find a pro, old-school North Stars jersey, it would have to be #20.

    The guy was a classic old-school player!

  • Teebz | January 7, 2008 at 6:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”199514″]People, if I could find a pro, old-school North Stars jersey, it would have to be #20.

    The guy was a classic old-school player![/quote]

    Or this beauty… man, the Stars had some great players!

  • Jon | January 7, 2008 at 6:29 pm |

    For what it is worth, my wife and two daughters (ages 21 and 17) really like the Seahawks neon green and thought the new shoes that were sported by most Seahawks players last weekend were terrific. They noticed all of the neon green hats worn by fans in the stands and really thought they were cool, too.

    Given that this site is all about “the obsessive study of athletics aesthetics”, I’d say that anything uniform related that is actually NOTICED by casual fans and engenders such a positive reaction from them is true phenomenon. How often can you say that?

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | January 7, 2008 at 6:31 pm |

    You North Stars fans need to get yourselves a Kari Takko sweater!

  • stuart | January 7, 2008 at 6:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”199042″]Paul, it’s Portland LumberJax. Like Red/White Sox only more lame. There’s another NLL franchise that didn’t get the stupid name memo. The Chicago Shamrox.
    http://www.nll.com/I...
    I work for the lumberjax so back off i know the x instead of ck does normaly suck but in this case it fits and dont diss my job

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | January 7, 2008 at 6:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”199520″]You North Stars fans need to get yourselves a Kari Takko sweater![/quote]

    Here’s the good link to Takko

  • stuart | January 7, 2008 at 6:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”199521″][quote comment=”199042″]Paul, it’s Portland LumberJax. Like Red/White Sox only more lame. There’s another NLL franchise that didn’t get the stupid name memo. The Chicago Shamrox.
    http://www.nll.com/I...
    I work for the lumberjax so back off i know the x instead of ck does normaly suck but in this case it fits and dont diss my job[/quote] also, thats the alternate jersey

  • Mad Adam | January 7, 2008 at 7:18 pm |

    Giants cornerback R.W. McQuarters looked to be wearing some sort of pink or purple band-aid under one of his eyes for the game. No pic. Anybody else see this?

    It’s a SpongeBob Band-Aid. He’s been wearing it at least since last season.

    McQuarters wore a bandaid on his face all during his time with the Bears. I believe it was usually a plain one.

    Also, I really enjoyed seeing Matt Hasselback with real, smudged eyeblack on yeserday.

  • Ben | January 7, 2008 at 7:20 pm |

    I think that it’s great that Seattle uses the neon green in their unis. Anything to take your eyes away from the rest of the uniform is a plus. Looks like someone drank a gallon of blue raspberry Kool-Aid and then threw up. Bring back the blue/silver/green combo. One of the best looking unis of all time.

  • Ben | January 7, 2008 at 7:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”199472″][quote comment=”199429″][quote comment=”199416″][quote comment=”199379″][…] In defense of Lime Green Nation

    Recently, Paul Lucas of UniWatch devoted a post regarding his befuddlement as to why the Seattle Seahawks and their fans have fallen in love with the uniform’s lime green accents. Several chose words, such as “neon snot” and “radioactive jade shade,” were used to disparage the accent color, which only appears on the symbol in the eye of the seahawk, which is done in the style of Northwest Native American artwork. A few commentators came to the defense of the color, but they’re probably Seahawks fans like me, so the view is likely biased. […][/quote]

    The article states that no NFL Team is just blue and white. The Colts are just blue and white and their unis look great.[/quote]

    I wouldn’t say the Colts unis are great. On a scale of A-F, personally I give them a C or a D. Not in any way offensive, but high on the boring scale. Uniforms can be traditional and at the smae time not boring (see Bears, Chicago), but I find the Colts pretty dull.[/quote]

    It’s all a matter of opinion really. The Colts are one of my favorite uniforms. I just like the way they look. I do like the Bears unis better but don’t feel that you need three colors to not be boring. The Colts blue jerseys pop on TV and I find them far from boring.[/qFor some reason the Colts switch to gray facemasks and striped socks a couple years ago really improved the look of their uni. I hate they dropped the sock stripes this year though.

  • Ben | January 7, 2008 at 7:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”199472″][quote comment=”199429″][quote comment=”199416″][quote comment=”199379″][…] In defense of Lime Green Nation

    Recently, Paul Lucas of UniWatch devoted a post regarding his befuddlement as to why the Seattle Seahawks and their fans have fallen in love with the uniform’s lime green accents. Several chose words, such as “neon snot” and “radioactive jade shade,” were used to disparage the accent color, which only appears on the symbol in the eye of the seahawk, which is done in the style of Northwest Native American artwork. A few commentators came to the defense of the color, but they’re probably Seahawks fans like me, so the view is likely biased. […][/quote]

    The article states that no NFL Team is just blue and white. The Colts are just blue and white and their unis look great.[/quote]

    I wouldn’t say the Colts unis are great. On a scale of A-F, personally I give them a C or a D. Not in any way offensive, but high on the boring scale. Uniforms can be traditional and at the smae time not boring (see Bears, Chicago), but I find the Colts pretty dull.[/quote]

    It’s all a matter of opinion really. The Colts are one of my favorite uniforms. I just like the way they look. I do like the Bears unis better but don’t feel that you need three colors to not be boring. The Colts blue jerseys pop on TV and I find them far from boring.[/qFor some reason the Colts switch to gray facemasks and striped socks a couple years ago really improved the look of their uni. I hate they dropped the sock stripes this year though.

  • Ben | January 7, 2008 at 7:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”199472″][quote comment=”199429″][quote comment=”199416″][quote comment=”199379″][…] In defense of Lime Green Nation

    Recently, Paul Lucas of UniWatch devoted a post regarding his befuddlement as to why the Seattle Seahawks and their fans have fallen in love with the uniform’s lime green accents. Several chose words, such as “neon snot” and “radioactive jade shade,” were used to disparage the accent color, which only appears on the symbol in the eye of the seahawk, which is done in the style of Northwest Native American artwork. A few commentators came to the defense of the color, but they’re probably Seahawks fans like me, so the view is likely biased. […][/quote]

    The article states that no NFL Team is just blue and white. The Colts are just blue and white and their unis look great.[/quote]

    I wouldn’t say the Colts unis are great. On a scale of A-F, personally I give them a C or a D. Not in any way offensive, but high on the boring scale. Uniforms can be traditional and at the smae time not boring (see Bears, Chicago), but I find the Colts pretty dull.[/quote]

    It’s all a matter of opinion really. The Colts are one of my favorite uniforms. I just like the way they look. I do like the Bears unis better but don’t feel that you need three colors to not be boring. The Colts blue jerseys pop on TV and I find them far from boring.[/quote]
    For some reason the Colts switch to gray facemasks and striped socks a couple years ago really improved the look of their uni. I hate they dropped the sock stripes this year though.
    (Sorry, think I got it right this time).

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2008 at 7:49 pm |

    jeebus h. christ

    i guess they never cut off liquor sales in zee big sleazy

  • Original Jim | January 7, 2008 at 8:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”199495″][quote comment=”199469″][quote comment=”199415″]question to uni watch nation…

    does anyone else own the the majestic therma base fleece pullovers worn by mlb?

    ive gotten 2 since christmas and they are turning into some of my favorite shirts.

    just curious of what you all thought.[/quote]

    I have one of the old ones, which I love. I was not sold on the Thermabase version. I did get one of the NFL sueded fleece hoodies for Christmas…fantastic![/quote]

    by “old ones” i assume you mean the ones that arent mock mesh on the exterior and fleeced inside.[/quote]

    I have 2 Therma Base sweatshirts, both Red Sox models. I have a red one from the 03/04 season, it’s comfortable but very snug around the cuffs. I have a blue one from this season, and it’s a little baggier. Both are very comfortable.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | January 7, 2008 at 8:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”199250″]im sure im in the minority, but i happen to like the skins in this monochromatic scheme…and it looks fine with the burgundy socks[/quote]

    The all white is fine with me. I like it! But it’s the burgundy pants with the solid socks that looks odd.

  • Adam | January 7, 2008 at 8:31 pm |

    The NHL jerseys that are being made at the Garden are heat pressed crap just like the NHL store in Manhattan. The numbers/names fall off after a couple washes. They are trying to be like the EQT NFL jerseys that look like theyre sewn on but not.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | January 7, 2008 at 8:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”199024″]I’m sure I am alone in this, but I actually like the Seahawks electric shade of lime…and I liked that all the offensive linemen wore matching shoes, too.

    There was something weird in the Giants-Bucs game, though. Giants cornerback R.W. McQuarters looked to be wearing some sort of pink or purple band-aid under one of his eyes for the game. No pic. Anybody else see this?

    ~E~[/quote]

    You are not alone….

    I’m a man who isn’t afraid of color so I LOVE the neon green trim on the Seahawks uni’s (one of my favs in the NFL.) I don’t know about the lineman’s shoes…logo and trim in that color is fine but not the entire midsole. It’s a bit much.

    My living room decor has been brown and sky blue for the past year and 4 months already…it’s a very refreshing color combo. I may have to change it soon if everybody and their momma start doing the same color scheme.

  • MassHole | January 7, 2008 at 8:44 pm |

    Watching BCS game…looks like the Buckeyes have a 99 memorial decal on the back (directly in the middle of the back of their helmet) and then also a 23 decal on the back right of the helmet (could 23 represent the first man off the bench? is there someone who it is for?)

  • MassHole | January 7, 2008 at 8:45 pm |

    …or have they both been there all year and i am late to the party…

  • S Bennett | January 7, 2008 at 8:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”199516″][quote comment=”199514″]People, if I could find a pro, old-school North Stars jersey, it would have to be #20.

    The guy was a classic old-school player![/quote]

    Or this beauty… man, the Stars had some great players![/quote]

    Yup.

    SB

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2008 at 8:58 pm |

    all i know is we better see TBDBITL and script ohio at the half

    /hang on sloopy

  • Jeffrey | January 7, 2008 at 8:59 pm |

    i want to know people’s opinions on lsu’s unis. i think they’re pretty ugly. i think the purple jerseys would look better, giving the uni a little bit of dark coloration with all that white and gold.

  • Korch | January 7, 2008 at 9:06 pm |

    LSU wearing Jordan brand cleats:

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Jeffrey | January 7, 2008 at 9:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”199571″]LSU wearing Jordan brand cleats:

    http://sports.yahoo....

    it’s interesting to note the three different stripe patterns on the shoulder, sleeve band, and pants.

  • MassHole | January 7, 2008 at 9:25 pm |

    Here is a view of the back of tOSU’s helmets…you can see the 23, 24, and 99 decals.

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

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2008 at 9:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”199567″]i want to know people’s opinions on lsu’s unis. i think they’re pretty ugly. i think the purple jerseys would look better, giving the uni a little bit of dark coloration with all that white and gold.[/quote]

    there aren’t a lot of teams that look good in purple, IMHO, even as an accent color…but LSU looks far better in white than purple…even the katrina relief uni sucks, although i like it better than the standard

    for some reason, the only team i like in purple is the rocks

    don’t know why that is, maybe because it’s not a deep purple

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2008 at 9:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”199577″]Here is a view of the back of tOSU’s helmets…you can see the 23, 24, and 99 decals.

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

    here’s a better view

    there’s a LOT of shit on that lid: flag, pennant, bsc sticker, pride stickers, warning label, and 5 numbers

  • David | January 7, 2008 at 9:42 pm |

    In the Allstate commercial with the kicker where no one knows his name, it shows him wearing a single bar facemask, like Morten Anderson did (or was it Gary Andersen?)

  • Jeffrey | January 7, 2008 at 9:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”199579″][quote comment=”199567″]i want to know people’s opinions on lsu’s unis. i think they’re pretty ugly. i think the purple jerseys would look better, giving the uni a little bit of dark coloration with all that white and gold.[/quote]

    there aren’t a lot of teams that look good in purple, IMHO, even as an accent color…but LSU looks far better in white than purple…even the katrina relief uni sucks, although i like it better than the standard

    for some reason, the only team i like in purple is the rocks

    don’t know why that is, maybe because it’s not a deep purple[/quote]

    yeah neither the purple or white look good imo, but the purple at least breaks up all their light colors. i think a yellow jersey with white pants would look better, with normal stripes, not on the shoulder, and with a revamped helmet. yes, i know that’s still a lot of light color, but i think it would look better than what they have.

  • Will | January 7, 2008 at 9:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”199202″]Paul – I think you’re all alone in not liking the powder blue/brown combo. I think it’s about as good as it gets. They were even my wedding colors! Bridesmaids:
    [/quote]

    I was just about to mention powder blue/brown as a popular set of wedding colors these days. Of course, the bridal-industrial complex probably refers to the combo as “Tiffany Blue and Chocolate.”

  • Sam | January 7, 2008 at 9:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”199283″]the seahawks didn’t always wear the monochrome in their new uni schemes…this pic is from an old espn page 2, as is this, which depicts what the hawks would have looked like if they had gone with this helmet instead of the current one.

    i think for a portion of their first and second seasons, the seahawks mixed/matched the monochromatic look with the 1/2 & 1/2 look

    maybe someone can dig some 02 or 03 season pics up…i think they looked better with the mix/match than the solids[/quote]

    The Seahawks went monochrome blue at home since they got the new uniforms. For two seasons, they wore the white top/blue pants on the road. Pics here and here.

    Then during a losing streak, they went all white against the Ravens to change their luck. They stuck with the all white on the road ever since. That’s off memory.

    They have never worn blue top and white pants except for the season opener against the Jags in Jacksonville a few years back.
    Pics here, here, and here.

    They also went blue top/white pants during the preseason, but never during the regular season.
    A page of it is found here.

    It has been decided that they would stick with the all white on the road and the monochrome at home.

  • scott | January 7, 2008 at 10:15 pm |

    Brockton Rox have used the brown and blue to good effect:

    http://www.brocktonr...

  • Johnny O | January 7, 2008 at 10:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”199566″]all i know is we better see TBDBITL and script ohio at the half

    /hang on sloopy[/quote]

    Don’t get me wrong, OSU has a great band… but I say the University of Wisconsin has the best damn band in the land

    When you say Wisconsin…you’ve said it all!

    “You know the night is fallin
    And the musics callin
    And we’ve got to get down to swingtown”

  • Bob H | January 7, 2008 at 10:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”199028″][quote comment=”199024″]Giants cornerback R.W. McQuarters looked to be wearing some sort of pink or purple band-aid under one of his eyes for the game. No pic. Anybody else see this?[/quote]

    It’s a SpongeBob Band-Aid. He’s been wearing it at least since last season.[/quote]
    So why has no one jumped on this one? Why the Spongebob thing? Is it some tribute to his kids or is there some sort of other hidden meaning?

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2008 at 10:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”199596″][quote comment=”199566″]all i know is we better see TBDBITL and script ohio at the half

    /hang on sloopy[/quote]

    Don’t get me wrong, OSU has a great band… but I say the University of Wisconsin has the best damn band in the land

    When you say Wisconsin…you’ve said it all!

    “You know the night is fallin
    And the musics callin
    And we’ve got to get down to swingtown”[/quote]

    fck fox and fck allstate for not showing script ohio

    /does ‘sonsin owe steve miller royalty everytime they play swingtown?

  • Johnny O | January 7, 2008 at 10:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”199599″][quote comment=”199596″][quote comment=”199566″]all i know is we better see TBDBITL and script ohio at the half

    /hang on sloopy[/quote]

    Don’t get me wrong, OSU has a great band… but I say the University of Wisconsin has the best damn band in the land

    When you say Wisconsin…you’ve said it all!

    “You know the night is fallin
    And the musics callin
    And we’ve got to get down to swingtown”[/quote]

    fck fox and fck allstate for not showing script ohio

    /does ‘sonsin owe steve miller royalty everytime they play swingtown?[/quote]

    Don’t know about the royalties, but Steve Miller went to ‘Sconnie in the 60’s so maybe he gave them special permission since he is an alum. I have a friend who plays in the band, so I’ll ask her next time I see her.

    P.S. I have heard horror stories of tryouts for the UW Band, and the practices as well. It takes a hell of a lot to be a member of that marching band. To make this uni related, they have some pretty kick ass band uni’s IMHO.

    And the script “Ohio” was at the start of the game, but I agree…it should have been done at the half as well.

  • b. cheng | January 7, 2008 at 10:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”199057″][quote comment=”199034″]“People were getting their jerseys personalized as they waited in the middle of the Garden concourse.”

    Looks like they have a bunch of pre-cut and pre-sewn numbers and letters, so it should only take a skilled seamstress 30 mins or less to do a full jersey.

    I’ve seen that before…used to do it at Orioles Fan-Fest while people waited.[/quote]

    I saw it at a Blues game over the holidays. But they weren’t sewing them on–they just use a heat press to basically iron on the twill nameplates and numbers.[/quote]

    As part of the disaster that is the RBK edge uniforms, sewn name/numbers on new replicas is a thing of the past. The new steampressed ones aren’t that bad, at least better than I thought, and definitely make customizing much easier as has been shown by the previous posters. The one thing that will truly rankle any purist (and annoyed me when I received one as a holiday gift) is that the replicas with the steampressed names/numbers is that they have “fake” stitching (ie lines around the name/numbers to replicate what it would look like if it was stitched), a true disgrace!

  • Sammy | January 7, 2008 at 10:52 pm |

    I think that the Seachickens’ design is so dark when they go dark-on-dark, they need the drastic pop of the neon green. If they had a normal design, I don’t think it would look that good. (I personally like the novelty of it, and I really think a neon green helmet stripe would be exciting…)

    Now that the NCAA has added the “BCS Championship Game,” will the sponsor of the game rotate in the same way the championship game did before this game? Was the sponsor last year Tostitos when the game was in Glendale, and will it be FedEx next year, in Miami? Allstate has incorporated its wordmark into the top of the 50 yard line logo, plus the hands logo is at both 25 yd lines.

    As LSU currently leads by 21 points, it appears this will be one of those rare occurrences of a superior uniform losing to an inferior design, although LSU doesn’t look so bad, with some crazy UMiami/Oregon/Texas Tech look.

  • Frankie | January 7, 2008 at 11:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”199580″][quote comment=”199577″]Here is a view of the back of tOSU’s helmets…you can see the 23, 24, and 99 decals.

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

    here’s a better view

    there’s a LOT of shit on that lid: flag, pennant, bsc sticker, pride stickers, warning label, and 5 numbers[/quote]

    LSU’s warning decal seems to be abnormally large

  • mdub | January 7, 2008 at 11:05 pm |

    I don’t mind Seattle’s mono look since there is some contrast with the navy socks, I am dreading watching San Diego and Jacksonville this weekend with the leotard look of the the same color pants and socks. At least the Giants will be wearing their blues against Dallas.

  • Dean | January 7, 2008 at 11:07 pm |

    OSU had 4 or 5 number stickers on the back of their helmet. I saw 99, 23, and 2 or 3 others, anyone know who they are for?

  • Stuby | January 7, 2008 at 11:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”199118″][quote comment=”199106″]

    I, along with the rest of the country, am tired of New York and Boston being the current centerpieces of the sports landscape.

    However, I guess it’s unavoidable.[/quote]

    With nearly 8% of the nation’s population living in NYC and Boston, it is kinda unavoidable.[/quote]
    And over 10% of the U.S. population is in California. By your reasoning, the A’s-Angels should be on ESPN every damn week.

  • Dean | January 7, 2008 at 11:09 pm |

    A day late and a dollar short thanks for the pics.

  • Kek | January 7, 2008 at 11:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”199391″][quote comment=”199324″][quote comment=”199258″]Re: UA Logo Creep

    Since the Under Armour All-Star game had no real teams, just “Under Armour Red” and “Under Armour White,” how can there be “logo creep,” as you defined in a recent column. The only brand logo in the game, like it or not, was Under Armour, not the Packers, Buckeyes, Bears, Dolphins, etc.

    Aren’t you going to complain about logo creep at the U.S. Army All-Star game in San Antonio? There were various Army-related logos all over.[/quote]
    You know, I’m probably the most anti-Logo Creep person in here, but if Paul DIDN’T mention this one I was going to call him out on it!

    I understand they’re the presenting sponsor and would expect them to have logos on the jersey and pants as well as outfitting all the players in their cleats but wow, helmet logos (reminded me of the nike swoosh on the doonesbury character!)

    The other thing that bugged were how the guys were using those 1/2″ and 1″ wristbands (that serve very little purpose) on their ankles and some even had them over their shoes as a faux-spat I guess.

    They could have split the teams into north/south or east/west too, to avoid having the logo on the helmet but whether you’re a logo creep guy or not, I thought the helmets were pretty cool.[/quote]
    Wait, did you add color to that cartook Kek, or was it already blue and lime green? If so, that is an amazing coincedent considering todays main topic of conversation.

    SB[/quote]
    I assure you that is totally by accident. That was a simple google images search that took me all of 10 seconds (if that)!

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2008 at 11:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”199608″][quote comment=”199118″][quote comment=”199106″]

    I, along with the rest of the country, am tired of New York and Boston being the current centerpieces of the sports landscape.

    However, I guess it’s unavoidable.[/quote]

    With nearly 8% of the nation’s population living in NYC and Boston, it is kinda unavoidable.[/quote]
    And over 10% of the U.S. population is in California. By your reasoning, the A’s-Angels should be on ESPN every damn week.[/quote]

    and with the exception of the spankees (and now, with the playoffs, the g-men), how is NY the centerpiece of the sports landscape?

    boston, yes…but last i checked they are WS champs, have a 16-0 football team, and the celts are on pace for 70 wins…it kills me, but they deserve it, for now at least

  • My Name is not Earl | January 7, 2008 at 11:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”199582″]In the Allstate commercial with the kicker where no one knows his name, it shows him wearing a single bar facemask, like Morten Anderson did (or was it Gary Andersen?)[/quote]

    That would be more of a Gary Anderson (or Scott Player) facemask.

  • My Name is not Earl | January 7, 2008 at 11:28 pm |

    Morten Andersen, for comparison.

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2008 at 11:43 pm |

    osu=042

  • Michael | January 8, 2008 at 12:09 am |

    The Seahawks actually DO have neon green on their uniform and logo (the eye on the hawk), so I don’t see what’s so wrong with the green as opposed to something like the Bengals’ neon orange. The colors are supposed to reflect the Northwest’s natural scenery and wildlife with blues and greens. I happen to like the Seahawks’s uniforms a lot more than others. Deion Branch began wearing neon gloves when he first came over, then the team gave out green gloves to fans, and it went from there. Better than being monochromatic. And so I never appreciated Madden 2006 getting the uniform wrong– blue shirts and WHITE pants at home? What? Seahawks get no respect.

  • Sam | January 8, 2008 at 12:19 am |

    [quote comment=”199598″][quote comment=”199028″][quote comment=”199024″]Giants cornerback R.W. McQuarters looked to be wearing some sort of pink or purple band-aid under one of his eyes for the game. No pic. Anybody else see this?[/quote]

    It’s a SpongeBob Band-Aid. He’s been wearing it at least since last season.[/quote]
    So why has no one jumped on this one? Why the Spongebob thing? Is it some tribute to his kids or is there some sort of other hidden meaning?[/quote]
    I think it’s his attempt to be ghetto, like people wearing small backpacks and wearing looney toon XXXXL shirts

  • James Craven | January 8, 2008 at 12:30 am |

    [quote comment=”199603″]“Now that the NCAA has added the “BCS Championship Game,” will the sponsor of the game rotate in the same way the championship game did before this game? Was the sponsor last year Tostitos when the game was in Glendale, and will it be FedEx next year, in Miami?”[/quote]

    Yes, then citi gets the 2010 game in Pasadena.

  • Brandon | January 8, 2008 at 12:53 am |

    I noticed the 5 different numbers on Ohio State’s helmets and kept bringing it up to the guys I was watching the game with, to the point I think they were pretty annoyed with me. I have no idea what they stood for but there was the black 99, the two obvious red 23 and 24 to the left and right of the stripe and then less obvious to the right of the stripe near the bottom were the players number and 83 in red with no background color.

  • Jarred | January 8, 2008 at 1:49 am |

    Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson lost a bet and had to wear a Team Canada jersy during team practice. Look what logo just happened to be taped over

  • sebastian | January 8, 2008 at 3:03 am |

    Thank God someone else thinks the Seahawks slipped up in large fashion on their new color scheme

  • Brandon | January 8, 2008 at 3:08 am |

    I’ve got some info on the Number decals on the OSU helmets
    #23 is for Tyson Gentry parylzyed in the spring game a either this past spring or 2 springs ago
    #24 is for Ron Springs(Shawn Springs Father)
    #99 is for Bill Wills I belive the first Black player at OSU they retired his jersey on Nov 3rd and he later died on Nov 27th He is in the College and Pro Hall of Fame
    and the only other number should be the players number
    pluss all the buckeye leaves

  • Chris | January 8, 2008 at 4:53 am |

    [quote comment=”199657″]JaMarcus Russell was at the Championship game looking very… well…[/quote]

    Stevie Wonder’s a musical genius.

  • mark | January 8, 2008 at 9:09 am |

    9:08 and no post, this is bullshit

  • Rick | January 8, 2008 at 9:18 am |

    [quote comment=”199682″]I’ve got some info on the Number decals on the OSU helmets
    #23 is for Tyson Gentry parylzyed in the spring game a either this past spring or 2 springs ago
    #24 is for Ron Springs(Shawn Springs Father)
    #99 is for Bill Wills I belive the first Black player at OSU they retired his jersey on Nov 3rd and he later died on Nov 27th He is in the College and Pro Hall of Fame
    and the only other number should be the players number
    pluss all the buckeye leaves[/quote]

    There’s 5 numbers total, not 4.

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

    There’s 2 on the bottom right. One is obviously the player’s number, but what is the other one?

  • Pete (UK) | January 8, 2008 at 9:37 am |

    I think I jsut realised where the idea for using Neon Green as a contrast on Dark Blue came from – back around 1999 (I’m fairly sure it was when I was in High School) Adidas flooded the UK, and probably some other markets with Navy clothes trimmed with the 3 stripes in a colour they simply listed as “Slime”…

    I think that overall the Seahawks have one of the ugliest Unis in the NFL (not a fan of the Jax Teal look either) but I don’t mind the Neon trims, but then the two teams I play for play in Purple and Orange respectively (I’ve got cool Nike Cleats where you can swap the colours of the Swoosh logos to match your kit).

    Do an teams in the NFL still have striped socks? I get the feeling that the single colour socks with the white half sock are now mandatory.

  • CV | January 8, 2008 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”199590″][quote comment=”199283″]the seahawks didn’t always wear the monochrome in their new uni schemes…this pic is from an old espn page 2, as is this, which depicts what the hawks would have looked like if they had gone with this helmet instead of the current one.

    i think for a portion of their first and second seasons, the seahawks mixed/matched the monochromatic look with the 1/2 & 1/2 look

    maybe someone can dig some 02 or 03 season pics up…i think they looked better with the mix/match than the solids[/quote]

    The Seahawks went monochrome blue at home since they got the new uniforms. For two seasons, they wore the white top/blue pants on the road. Pics here and here.

    Then during a losing streak, they went all white against the Ravens to change their luck. They stuck with the all white on the road ever since. That’s off memory.

    They have never worn blue top and white pants except for the season opener against the Jags in Jacksonville a few years back.
    Pics here, here, and here.

    They also went blue top/white pants during the preseason, but never during the regular season.
    A page of it is found here.

    It has been decided that they would stick with the all white on the road and the monochrome at home.[/quote]

    The link I had from yesterday shows the Seahawks in dark jerseys/white pants vs. the Chargers as well.

    http://www.sportsecy...

  • Sam | January 8, 2008 at 3:02 pm |

    they kept that white top/blue pants look while they were still in the AFC

  • Julian | January 9, 2008 at 12:14 am |

    At least the neon green matches the helmet radio dot – they got lucky in that regard (unless they somehow influenced the choice of color)…

  • Ed from Dallas | January 9, 2008 at 3:27 am |

    SMH at the score of that Minnesota game mentioned in the post…