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SI.com’s photo galleries are usually pretty good, but their current “Greatest College Football Players by Number” rundown offers a particularly rich lode of uni-related details. Here’s a rundown (several of which were also spotted by various readers over the past few days):

• I had completely forgotten about Texas A&M’s shoulder stripes.

• Was there a particular reason Oklahoma State was wearing a huge shoulder flag?

• I don’t think I’ve ever seen such small or high-positioned uni numbers as Iowa was wearing in the late 1930s. Also, note how the knee pads appear to be poking out below the pant cuffs.

• I’ve mentioned Ohio State’s big-ass TV numbers before, it’s always worth another look, just for the “Holy shit!” factor.

• Love this shot of Doak Walker wearing an all-star uni.

• Think monochromatic uniforms are a modern phenomenon? Then check out this old shot of Syracuse wearing solid orange. Plus note that the helmet stripes don’t match, and dig Jim Brown’s Lucite facemask.

• What’s the deal with Dick Butkus’s helmet stars? Were these early merit decals?

• I had no idea that Nebraska had worn this number typeface in the early ’60s.

• Check out Greg Roberts’s helmet — looks like a cross between the Willie Lanier style and the ProCap. Anyone know more?

• I love how football photos from the 1920s always seem to feature lots of little patches and rivets on the pants, like in this shot of Bronko Nagurski.

• Look at this shot of Buck Buchanan. Looks like he’s got “Bell” written on his elbow pad. At first I thought maybe this was a makeshift memorial for former commish Bert Bell, but he died in 1959, when Buchanan was still in college. Can anyone shed any light on this?

• Dig the stripes on Jim Seymour’s shoes — pretty cool. Also, it’s tough to say for sure, but it looks like the official may be wearing two-tone (i.e., non-striped) socks.

Too bad the gallery stops at uni No. 99 — they could easily have included an entry for Chuck Kinder, who wore No. 100 for WVU in 1963, to mark the 100th anniversary of West Virginia’s statehood.

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We Can’t Make This Stuff Up: My ESPN.com colleague Patrick Hruby is looking to get his hands on a giant ear costume (something like this) as soon as possible. If anyone has any idea where to find such an item, please let me know, post-haste.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Yesterday’s item about the guy with the Patriots logo tattooed on his head led Jon Smith to send along this photo, taken in 2006. That’s Jon on the left, posing with what he describes as “the ultimate Chargers fan.” He says there’s a matching bolt on the other side of the guy’s head. Wonder how he felt when the team changed its bolt design last spring. … According to this item UGA’s black jerseys have helped the school’s recruiting efforts (with thanks to Greg Riffenburgh). … Did you know that American-style football is played in Italy? I didn’t, until Travis McGuire sent me this photo from the Italian Super bowl. Not sure what the temperature was, but dig that ref in shorts! … Fun NOB find by Caleb Borchers, who notes that Richard Wigglesworth (of the Sale Sharks rugby club in Manchester) wears “W’Worth.” … Dude, you forgot your mouthguard (as spotted by Glenn Chamberlain). … Several Canadiens and Black Hawks old-timers were honored before last night’s Habs/Hawks game. Happily, the oldsters got to wear CCM jerseys, not newfangled Reebok models. … Maryland wore yellow alts last night (thanks to Bryan Duklewski for the screen grab). … Remember yesterday’s Ticker item about basketball gloves? Turns out that idea was first floated (and presumably sank) way back in 1991, as you can see toward the bottom of this page (great find by Matt Shevin). … Just as I was about to post today’s entry, this query came in from Matt Weber: “Recently a friend told me that Arizona State’s football team wore gold jerseys for one game vs. University of Arizona, a game that they lost. I believe it was in 1989. However I can’t find any pics of these jerseys. My friend said that since ASU lost that game, they would never wear gold jerseys again.” Can anyone confirm and/or provide more info? … Every now and then it’s good to remind people that I don’t just write about uniforms.

 

220 comments to Numerology

  • Boston Nick | January 9, 2008 at 8:41 am |

    Wow…a football uniform that makes even Jim Brown look bad on the field. I almost didn’t think it was possible.

  • todd krevanchi | January 9, 2008 at 8:45 am |

    [quote comment=”200601″]• Was there a particular reason Oklahoma State was wearing a huge shoulder flag?[/quote]

    in 1988 okie st played texas tech in japan. it sucked for sanders and the heisman committee because this game was on the same day as the announcement and sanders wasnt at the downtown athletic club. he accepted and gave his speech via satellite…

  • Geeman | January 9, 2008 at 8:48 am |

    I think that’s only the second time Maryland has worn a uniform other than red or white under Gary Williams. They wore black in the 2006 ACC tournament and lost. They wore gold a lot, and black some, under Lefty Driesell and Bob Wade. Their colors are red, white, gold, and black, so it’s not a stretch.

  • Paul Lukas | January 9, 2008 at 8:50 am |

    [quote comment=”200602″][quote comment=”200601″]• Was there a particular reason Oklahoma State was wearing a huge shoulder flag?[/quote]

    in 1988 okie st played texas tech in japan. it sucked for sanders and the heisman committee because this game was on the same day as the announcement and sanders wasnt at the downtown athletic club. he accepted and gave his speech via satellite…[/quote]

    Awesome response, Todd — thanks for filling us in.

  • Robert | January 9, 2008 at 8:51 am |

    With regard to Nebraska’s unusual early ’60s font, I have a replica of that jersey . . . and it is ugly as sin.

    I read in a book on Nebraska football that someone in the athletic department at the time hated that font, and it was jettisoned a few years into Bob Devaney’s coaching reign.

    The change took place closely in time to the abandoning the black numbers on the sides of the helmets and replacing them with “NU” (which itself was shortlived).

  • Scott | January 9, 2008 at 8:53 am |

    Look at this shot of Buck Buchanan. Looks like he’s got “Bell” written on his elbow pad… Can anyone shed any light on this?

    Bobby Bell was an Al-Pro linebacker on that squad.

  • Joe H | January 9, 2008 at 8:56 am |

    Love the gold look for the Terps even though I can’t stand what Nike has done to the basic layout of the uni.

    The Baltimore Sun mistakenly calls them throwbacks in this article.

  • Shaftman | January 9, 2008 at 8:58 am |

    As long as we were on the topic a few days ago

    I was watching “We Are Marshall” yesterday and they showed West Virginia University having a memorial sticker on their helmets. I know that it happened but I can’t find a pic. Any help would be appreciated.

  • BobA | January 9, 2008 at 8:59 am |

    [quote comment=”200608″]Look at this shot of Buck Buchanan. Looks like he’s got “Bell” written on his elbow pad… Can anyone shed any light on this?

    Bobby Bell was an Al-Pro linebacker on that squad.[/quote]

    Beat me to it but digging around the Chiefs site I saw this page which has a nice run down of patches the team has worn as well as a secondary logo history. I love it when teams provide details like that.

  • Rick From Cedar Park, TX | January 9, 2008 at 9:06 am |

    [quote comment=”200603″]I think that’s only the second time Maryland has worn a uniform other than red or white under Gary Williams. They wore black in the 2006 ACC tournament and lost. They wore gold a lot, and black some, under Lefty Driesell and Bob Wade. Their colors are red, white, gold, and black, so it’s not a stretch.[/quote]

    In my opinion it is much too bright and hard on the eyes. Then again, maybe it is hard on the defenders’ eyes too.

  • ryan c #40 | January 9, 2008 at 9:06 am |

    whats up with me really diggin’ yellow basketball jerseys lately??? first the sonics, now maryland. they both look prett sharp! maryland’s back layout could use a little work though (i agree Joe H)

  • James R | January 9, 2008 at 9:07 am |

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    I notice one player has the WCC 50 patch on her shorts but the other player doesn’t.

  • Jeff | January 9, 2008 at 9:10 am |

    I noticed a lot of LSU players with their mouthguards stuck in their facemasks during the run of play. It seemed to be mostly the defense, but Matt Flynn had his out during the first Tiger play from scrimmage, too.

  • Ryan | January 9, 2008 at 9:16 am |

    All these guys with tatoos on their heads is nothing. I am an assistant district attorney in Houston, and when I first started working here as an intern about 2 years ago, I kept seeing hispanic guys with the Astros star logo tatooed on arms, and lots of heads (like taking up the whole back of their head). I thought they were all really big ‘stros fans. No…they are gang members. It is the logo for one of the big gangs. I would love to send Paul a picture, but I don’t want to get jumped in the elevator.

  • Stephen | January 9, 2008 at 9:16 am |

    [quote comment=”200620″]I noticed a lot of LSU players with their mouthguards stuck in their facemasks during the run of play. It seemed to be mostly the defense, but Matt Flynn had his out during the first Tiger play from scrimmage, too.[/quote]
    It looked like several players were sporting extra mouthguards. In the pic that Paul linked to, you can clearly see he has one in his helmet, and in his mouth.

    ~E~

  • DenverGregg | January 9, 2008 at 9:20 am |

    NY Sun! Most excellent. Now I’m hungry again, though.

  • dm00n [Doug] | January 9, 2008 at 9:20 am |

    The Procappy helmet looks more like this style.

  • BAL | January 9, 2008 at 9:21 am |

    [quote comment=”200610″]Love the gold look for the Terps even though I can’t stand what Nike has done to the basic layout of the uni.

    The Baltimore Sun mistakenly calls them throwbacks in this article.[/quote]

    But they get it right here

  • NateL | January 9, 2008 at 9:21 am |

    [quote comment=”200622″][quote comment=”200620″]I noticed a lot of LSU players with their mouthguards stuck in their facemasks during the run of play. It seemed to be mostly the defense, but Matt Flynn had his out during the first Tiger play from scrimmage, too.[/quote]
    It looked like several players were sporting extra mouthguards. In the pic that Paul linked to, you can clearly see he has one in his helmet, and in his mouth.

    ~E~[/quote]

    It looks more like that’s his chin strap than a mouth guard. And isn’t it weird that wearing a mouthguard in your helmet AND one in your mouth is a fashion statement.

    Kids today. =)

  • Rick Smith | January 9, 2008 at 9:24 am |

    The basketball gloves item first surfaced at the time that Dr. J and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played a very lame one-on-one game way back when, I believe as part of one of the networks’ NBA coverage. I remember seeing those gloves on Dr. J’s hands and thought, “How can he even FEEL the ball with those things?”

  • al | January 9, 2008 at 9:28 am |

    mouthpieces are a required piece of uniform in college football. often, players keep an extra on themselves somewhere (i kept mine in my thighpad) … looks like a lot of players monday kept their spare one attached to thier facemask in case they lose the one they are using.

  • Justin B | January 9, 2008 at 9:35 am |

    After seeing Marino in the old school Pitt uni they should make it an alternative.

  • James R | January 9, 2008 at 9:35 am |

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    Congrats on Goose finally getting in. Some good stirups and sock pics

  • Kek | January 9, 2008 at 9:36 am |

    Regarding American Football in Italy, I would highly recommend John Grisham’s Playing for Pizza. It’s the story of a journeyman NFL QB that plays in the Italian football league, very entertaining.

    Grisham’s Bleachers was a good read too. Both books are small and could be finished in a week tops.

  • Stephen | January 9, 2008 at 9:36 am |

    [quote comment=”200626″]
    It looks more like that’s his chin strap than a mouth guard. And isn’t it weird that wearing a mouthguard in your helmet AND one in your mouth is a fashion statement.

    Kids today. =)[/quote]

    When you look at the pic, below the mouthpiece, you can see the chinstrap. It is covered with a black Nike sock-thing. I saw this live, because I thought it was stupid to have two of those big, honkin’ yellow mouthguards….how the heck are you gonna lose it?

    ~E~

  • Justin B | January 9, 2008 at 9:42 am |

    Looking at Eric Turner I noticed he has some writing on his shoes. Can anyone read it? Also, it looks like he made the Nike symbol on his shoes over the tape.

  • Stuby | January 9, 2008 at 9:42 am |

    [quote comment=”200631″]http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0801/mlb.goose.gossage.hof/content.1.html

    Congrats on Goose finally getting in. Some good stirups and sock pics[/quote]
    ESPN’s First Take was running some great footage of Goose yesterday morning. They had him in the White Sox red unis, an all-black Pirates uni with yellow stove-pipe hat, the Padres Taco Bell uniforms and a clip of him as a Yankee striking out a White Sox player wearing the classic black-pants, white-jersey-with-collar getup. Classic 70s baseball.

  • CV | January 9, 2008 at 9:43 am |

    I love Michigan in yellow, but Maryland’s to me look terrible.

    As for what is written on the elbow pad, looks to me more like BELI, but I can’t come up with anythign for that either.

  • Paul Lukas | January 9, 2008 at 9:46 am |

    [quote comment=”200634″]Looking at Eric Turner I noticed he has some writing on his shoes. Can anyone read it?[/quote]

    Good catch. I was so busy looking at his Shrine jersey that I didn’t notice his foot inscription, which appears to say, “Jesus.”

  • Truman Winbush | January 9, 2008 at 9:46 am |

    I would guess that Buck Buchanan’s elbow pad could have been borrowed from his teamamte and fellow Hall of Famer Bobby Bell. I doubt it related to Bert Bell because at the time of the photo Buchanan was in the AFL and had never played a NFL game.

  • Shaftman | January 9, 2008 at 9:46 am |

    [quote comment=”200634″]Looking at Eric Turner I noticed he has some writing on his shoes. Can anyone read it? Also, it looks like he made the Nike symbol on his shoes over the tape.[/quote]

    Looks like it says “Jesus”.

  • Justin B | January 9, 2008 at 9:50 am |

    Is that a giant buckeye on Randy’s helmet? Is/was there a difference between that one and the others on the other side of the helmet?

  • WFY | January 9, 2008 at 9:51 am |

    I always liked OSU’s huge numbers. The uni gods wll ensure OSU will keep losing in January until the big numbers and sleeve stripes return.

  • Matt D. | January 9, 2008 at 9:52 am |

    Maryland’s yellows look pretty sweet

  • Mike | January 9, 2008 at 9:55 am |

    2 things…
    I knew about the Italian Football League because of a great book I recently read. “Playing for Pizza” was written by John Grisham and it is a very good and quick read. Second, Maryland is playing Holy Cross in their game last night. I currently go to HC and I have never seen the black jerseys before, maybe because I rarely see them on the road. But it is good for you Paul, because they usually wear all purple.

  • CV | January 9, 2008 at 9:59 am |

    Ohio State’s unis sure looked better when they were the pants, helmets and jerseys all used silver instead of a mismatch of Metallic silver and dull grey like now.

  • timf | January 9, 2008 at 10:00 am |

    [quote comment=”200642″]Is that a giant buckeye on Randy’s helmet? Is/was there a difference between that one and the others on the other side of the helmet?[/quote]

    For a period of time during 60s/70s the Buckeye decals were larger, and probably harder to attain than today’s smaller counterparts, which can often cover both sides of a helmet by the end of a season.

  • CV | January 9, 2008 at 10:01 am |

    Anyone else notice in the pic of Deion Sanders (#2) the top and bottom of his pants (well actually I guess that would be front and back) appear to be made of different materials, and different color golds?

  • Chi-town Joe | January 9, 2008 at 10:05 am |

    In semi-numerology related news there are rumors that Nike is going to retire the Jordan series after the release of shoe #23. (Chicago Tribune)

  • Pete (UK) | January 9, 2008 at 10:06 am |

    Re: having two mouthguards handy, even when the colour is ahrd to miss. I once saw an incident where a very clever and underhand Defensive player picked up a dropped mouthguard at the end of a play and when he found out it was none of his teammates who’d dropped it, tossed it away on his sideline, neatly removing the opposing Quarterback from the game until a replacement was found… Luckily the coaches had some cheap boil and bite strapped ones on the sideline so it didn’t take long to get him back in, but it did severely affect his dental safety… Happened in the British League a couple of years ago. (almost all football outside the US is played to NCAA rules so they are mandatory)

  • CV | January 9, 2008 at 10:13 am |

    Some other random thoughts:

    #7 – The orange helemet-white jersey-orange pants look for Florida is awesome.

    #34 – Another Florida one, I didn’t remember Florida had orange jerseys in the past.

    #56 – That’s a huge Big East patch on Michael Barrow’s shoulder

    #84 – The same “two shades of gold pants” as seen in Deion appears again in UCLA.

  • Dwight | January 9, 2008 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”200647″]Ohio State’s unis sure looked better when they were the pants, helmets and jerseys all used silver instead of a mismatch of Metallic silver and dull grey like now.[/quote]

    Here here CV! My thoughts exactly – even w/ the huge numbers.

  • Robert | January 9, 2008 at 10:19 am |

    [quote comment=”200636″][quote comment=”200631″]http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0801/mlb.goose.gossage.hof/content.1.html

    Congrats on Goose finally getting in. Some good stirups and sock pics[/quote]
    ESPN’s First Take was running some great footage of Goose yesterday morning. They had him in the White Sox red unis, an all-black Pirates uni with yellow stove-pipe hat, the Padres Taco Bell uniforms and a clip of him as a Yankee striking out a White Sox player wearing the classic black-pants, white-jersey-with-collar getup. Classic 70s baseball.[/quote]

    Do you have a link to that site?

  • Joe H | January 9, 2008 at 10:19 am |

    [quote comment=”200637″]I love Michigan in yellow, but Maryland’s to me look terrible.
    [/quote]

    It’s the “Nike-fication” factor…it should look like this!

  • DarkAudit | January 9, 2008 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”200613″]As long as we were on the topic a few days ago

    I was watching “We Are Marshall” yesterday and they showed West Virginia University having a memorial sticker on their helmets. I know that it happened but I can’t find a pic. Any help would be appreciated.[/quote]
    This is the only picture I’ve found so far.

  • Matt Powers | January 9, 2008 at 10:23 am |

    This is the only picture I’ve found so far.

    Talk about some logo creeps!

  • Eriq Jaffe | January 9, 2008 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”200636″]a clip of him as a Yankee striking out a White Sox player wearing the classic black-pants, white-jersey-with-collar getup. Classic 70s baseball.[/quote]Just as a point of reference, the Sox wore navy blue during that era, not black.

  • Marty Met | January 9, 2008 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”200652″]In semi-numerology related news there are rumors that Nike is going to retire the Jordan series after the release of shoe #23. (Chicago Tribune)[/quote]

    Don’t believe it. They make way too much money off the Air Jordan shoes. They may “tweak” the name, but the Air Jordan “sognature” shoe is what keeps the rest of the Jordan line afloat.

  • Matt Powers | January 9, 2008 at 10:29 am |

    It’s the “Nike-fication” factor…it should look like this!

    Those style Maryland uni’s were also made by Nike. And other than the new unis being System of dress, i love them.

    I play ball three nights a week and always wear a pair of different nike college elite shorts, usually Oregon or Maryland. i have the old style Maryland:

    http://imshopping.re...

    As well as the new style:

    http://farm3.static....

    The new S.O.D. are considerably longer and further make me look like I’m wearing my big brother’s clothes.

  • Wade Harder | January 9, 2008 at 10:36 am |

    Here’s a rare site…an Alabama football jersey with stripes…last used in 1959.

  • Shaftman | January 9, 2008 at 10:37 am |

    [quote comment=”200658″][quote comment=”200613″]As long as we were on the topic a few days ago

    I was watching “We Are Marshall” yesterday and they showed West Virginia University having a memorial sticker on their helmets. I know that it happened but I can’t find a pic. Any help would be appreciated.[/quote]
    This is the only picture I’ve found so far.[/quote]

    Wow, that’s huge compared to the one they demonstrated in the movie. Nice find. Thanks.

  • Kyle at IU | January 9, 2008 at 10:37 am |

    Every time I see that someone is wearing yellow uniforms, I cringe a bit, but it seems like Maryland pulled off the look just fine. Still, it seems a little unnatural to see them in yellow. The white and red work just fine for them in my opinion.

    Speaking of yellow unis, a color vs. color matchup last night as Indiana took on Michigan. Thankfully, red (or Crimson) and yellow (or Maize) compliment each other nicely, unlike yellow and Illinois Orange.

    One other note about that game: John Bielein (sp?) has apparently had new lights installed in Crisler Arena, and I noticed that it made the Maize Rage, which always looked somewhat odd in the dimness on TV, a little nicer to look at.

  • Matt Powers | January 9, 2008 at 10:38 am |

    http://i.cnn.net/si/...

    “If I was going anywhere, I was rah-ninguh”

    “Not if I”ve got anything to do with it”.

  • xyz | January 9, 2008 at 10:39 am |

    Paul,
    The helmet in question (“a cross between Willie Lanier and a ProCap”) is a MacGregor, externally padded helmet. It was used buy Ohio State (check out the Paul Warfield/OSU helmet on HelmetHut), Oklahoma (during the practices especially), Michigan State (Brad Van Pelt era). It was basically a normal MacGregor MH100 helmet (a clearshell plastic, that had the decals and paint applied from the inside to protect against damage) with a vinyl covered pad that ran the length of the middle section of the helmet. Later safety testing via liability lawsuits determined that the soft, vinyl exterior increased neck injuries due to the increased friction of the surfaces (helmet to helmet, helmet to ground, etc.)

  • Alan #44 | January 9, 2008 at 10:40 am |

    Regarding movies…I just saw “Juno”. Besides being a great film, there is some awesome striped sock action in it. Also, just bought “The Rocket” , a hard to find Canadian film about Maurice Richard. The old unis and scenes were incredibly well done and so realistic. Check out http://www.rocket-mo... and you can see the pictures and the trailer. Highly recommended.

  • LI Phil | January 9, 2008 at 10:40 am |

    along the lines of women’s soccer, and golf having “only” one type of photo readily available on the sports wires,

    i present men’s downhill skiing from switzerland

  • Matt Powers | January 9, 2008 at 10:47 am |

    I don’t think many people ever want to see pics of this skier again;

    http://www.nevasport...

    or this trainwreck:

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

    Agony of defeat…Damn Right!

  • Rick From Cedar Park, TX | January 9, 2008 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”200678″]along the lines of women’s soccer, and golf having “only” one type of photo readily available on the sports wires,

    i present men’s downhill skiing from switzerland[/quote]

    It’s like a twisted screenshot from Madden 07 with different uniforms skinned onto the image.

  • CV | January 9, 2008 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”200672″]Every time I see that someone is wearing yellow uniforms, I cringe a bit, but it seems like Maryland pulled off the look just fine. Still, it seems a little unnatural to see them in yellow. The white and red work just fine for them in my opinion.

    Speaking of yellow unis, a color vs. color matchup last night as Indiana took on Michigan. Thankfully, red (or Crimson) and yellow (or Maize) compliment each other nicely, unlike yellow and Illinois Orange.

    One other note about that game: John Bielein (sp?) has apparently had new lights installed in Crisler Arena, and I noticed that it made the Maize Rage, which always looked somewhat odd in the dimness on TV, a little nicer to look at.[/quote]

    When my first son was born, February 2004, my wife had a LONG labor, and we are both big UW basketball fans. UW played at Illinois that night, and we had the 13 inch TV on in the room during her labor to try and take her mind off the pain. Illinois wore orange at home, UW had on their road red. On the 13 inch screen it was damn near impossible to tell which team was which. The best clue was to hear if the crowd cheered or not after a made hoop. Red and orange are WAYYY too close to be worn by opposing teams in the same game IMO.

  • Chi-town Joe | January 9, 2008 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”200662″][quote comment=”200652″]In semi-numerology related news there are rumors that Nike is going to retire the Jordan series after the release of shoe #23. (Chicago Tribune)[/quote]

    Don’t believe it. They make way too much money off the Air Jordan shoes. They may “tweak” the name, but the Air Jordan “sognature” shoe is what keeps the rest of the Jordan line afloat.[/quote]

    Yeah I don’t really believe it. Kind of sounds like an urban legend. It would be like McDonalds giving up the Big Mac.

  • The Ol Goaler | January 9, 2008 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”200649″]Anyone else notice in the pic of Deion Sanders (#2) the top and bottom of his pants (well actually I guess that would be front and back) appear to be made of different materials, and different color golds?[/quote]
    Those pants probably were made of two different materials… one of the many problems of AstroTurf football fields was that repeated contact with the turf abraded the uni’s materials, especially the pants.

    I seem to recall that the Dallas Cowboys added metal threads to the front of their uniform pants to combat the problem… the back of the pants remained a “stretchy” cloth material, since one falls forward in football far more often than one falls backward.

    Today’s artificial turf surfaces are more “forgiving”; but I can still see where the front of a football player’s pants would get more “wear” than the back.

  • 13monkeys | January 9, 2008 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”200638″][quote comment=”200634″]Looking at Eric Turner I noticed he has some writing on his shoes. Can anyone read it?[/quote]

    Good catch. I was so busy looking at his Shrine jersey that I didn’t notice his foot inscription, which appears to say, “Jesus.”[/quote]

    Certainly does but whats on the other foot? Looks like an O and an A.

    Good catch on the swoosh too, it definitely look like its made of blue tape.

  • Kevin | January 9, 2008 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”200671″][quote comment=”200658″][quote comment=”200613″]As long as we were on the topic a few days ago

    I was watching “We Are Marshall” yesterday and they showed West Virginia University having a memorial sticker on their helmets. I know that it happened but I can’t find a pic. Any help would be appreciated.[/quote]
    This is the only picture I’ve found so far.[/quote]

    Wow, that’s huge compared to the one they demonstrated in the movie. Nice find. Thanks.[/quote]

    Here’s another picture.
    http://www.helmethut...

  • Hank | January 9, 2008 at 11:01 am |

    Blackhawks/Les Habs re-union: Someone please:
    (1) send the Golden Jet to a better wig-maker
    (2) send him to Bernie Parent’s hair restoration guy or

    (3) just let it go big guy.

    Seriously, though this article talks about he and Stan Mikita being named ambassadors for the Hawks, and their recent celebration of 82 years of rivalry with the Canadiens.

  • Rick From Cedar Park, TX | January 9, 2008 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”200686″][quote comment=”200671″][quote comment=”200658″][quote comment=”200613″]As long as we were on the topic a few days ago

    I was watching “We Are Marshall” yesterday and they showed West Virginia University having a memorial sticker on their helmets. I know that it happened but I can’t find a pic. Any help would be appreciated.[/quote]
    This is the only picture I’ve found so far.[/quote]

    Wow, that’s huge compared to the one they demonstrated in the movie. Nice find. Thanks.[/quote]

    Here’s another picture.
    http://www.helmethut...

    It’s just two pieces of green tape!!

  • Jet | January 9, 2008 at 11:08 am |

    If those Blackhawks and Canadians old-timers were made to wear the Reebok jerseys, I would have gone postal!

    -Jet

  • Jason Axel | January 9, 2008 at 11:09 am |

    just browsing for jobs and found one with the fort worth zoo, but noticed that they have a great logo

    kudos to the guy who designed this

  • Philly Bill | January 9, 2008 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”200683″][quote comment=”200662″][quote comment=”200652″]In semi-numerology related news there are rumors that Nike is going to retire the Jordan series after the release of shoe #23. (Chicago Tribune)[/quote]

    Don’t believe it. They make way too much money off the Air Jordan shoes. They may “tweak” the name, but the Air Jordan “sognature” shoe is what keeps the rest of the Jordan line afloat.[/quote]

    Yeah I don’t really believe it. Kind of sounds like an urban legend. It would be like McDonalds giving up the Big Mac.[/quote]

    Either way, they’ll keep reissuing all the older models the way they do now. The line will still keep the ‘Melo and Jeter lines afloat.

    As to whether this is a hoax or legit, we should await the opinion of “Niketalk” Krevanchi.

  • BrianC | January 9, 2008 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”200687″]Blackhawks/Les Habs re-union: Someone please:
    (1) send the Golden Jet to a better wig-maker
    (2) send him to Bernie Parent’s hair restoration guy or

    (3) just let it go big guy.[/quote]

    Bobby Hull is developing a frightening resemblance to William Shatner…

  • Hank | January 9, 2008 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”200692″][quote comment=”200687″]Blackhawks/Les Habs re-union: Someone please:
    (1) send the Golden Jet to a better wig-maker
    (2) send him to Bernie Parent’s hair restoration guy or

    (3) just let it go big guy.[/quote]

    Bobby Hull is developing a frightening resemblance to William Shatner…[/quote]
    As long as he doesn’t break out in song, we’ll be safe.

  • Shaftman | January 9, 2008 at 11:16 am |

    [quote comment=”200688″][quote comment=”200686″][quote comment=”200671″][quote comment=”200658″][quote comment=”200613″]As long as we were on the topic a few days ago

    I was watching “We Are Marshall” yesterday and they showed West Virginia University having a memorial sticker on their helmets. I know that it happened but I can’t find a pic. Any help would be appreciated.[/quote]
    This is the only picture I’ve found so far.[/quote]

    Wow, that’s huge compared to the one they demonstrated in the movie. Nice find. Thanks.[/quote]

    Here’s another picture.
    http://www.helmethut...

    It’s just two pieces of green tape!![/quote]

    In the movie they had a smaller cross with “MU” towards the middle of the helmet. It was also done more professionally (as a true sticker and not two pieces of tape).

  • Tony | January 9, 2008 at 11:22 am |

    Did you notice that the Canadiens old timers were wearing white jerseys and the Blackhawks red jerseys, but the current Canadiens players were wearing red jerseys and the Hawks white. Shouldn’t the old timers jerseys matched what the current teams were wearing?

  • todd krevanchi | January 9, 2008 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”200688″][quote comment=”200686″][quote comment=”200671″][quote comment=”200658″][quote comment=”200613″]As long as we were on the topic a few days ago

    I was watching “We Are Marshall” yesterday and they showed West Virginia University having a memorial sticker on their helmets. I know that it happened but I can’t find a pic. Any help would be appreciated.[/quote]
    This is the only picture I’ve found so far.[/quote]

    Wow, that’s huge compared to the one they demonstrated in the movie. Nice find. Thanks.[/quote]

    Here’s another picture.
    http://www.helmethut...

    It’s just two pieces of green tape!![/quote]

    sometimes those homemade ones are the most meaningful.

  • Al Gruwell | January 9, 2008 at 11:27 am |

    The SI photo gallery is great; here’s something that stands out to me.
    The #57 entry, Steve Kiner. This photo is taken b/t 1967 and 1969. BOTH teams virtually unchanged in 40 years. Easily identifiable as Tennessee and Auburn, and speaks volumes about change for change’s sake.

  • Joseph | January 9, 2008 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”200683″][quote comment=”200662″][quote comment=”200652″]In semi-numerology related news there are rumors that Nike is going to retire the Jordan series after the release of shoe #23. (Chicago Tribune)[/quote]

    Don’t believe it. They make way too much money off the Air Jordan shoes. They may “tweak” the name, but the Air Jordan “sognature” shoe is what keeps the rest of the Jordan line afloat.[/quote]

    Yeah I don’t really believe it. Kind of sounds like an urban legend. It would be like McDonalds giving up the Big Mac.[/quote]

    Or say…BK stopping its sales of the Whopper. RE: #25, can’t you imagine how playing a game where you hit someone every few seconds could knock something small and not all that secure out of your mouth. Also, in that picture, it actually looks like that is someone else’s mouthguard, because it appears to be outside of his facemask, but I may be wrong

  • Matt Powers | January 9, 2008 at 11:29 am |

    It would be poetic justice to have the Jordan line end with these:

    http://niketalk.yuku...

    But, remember Johnny Kilroy also wore this number:

    http://sportsillustr...

    This is my favorite sports picture of all time because, that game against the Pacers was his first back after retirement number 1. His shorts were on BACKWARDS. The NBA was on the back leg of his shorts!

  • joe | January 9, 2008 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”200685″][quote comment=”200638″][quote comment=”200634″]Looking at Eric Turner I noticed he has some writing on his shoes. Can anyone read it?[/quote]

    Good catch. I was so busy looking at his Shrine jersey that I didn’t notice his foot inscription, which appears to say, “Jesus.”[/quote]

    Certainly does but whats on the other foot? Looks like an O and an A.

    Good catch on the swoosh too, it definitely look like its made of blue tape.[/quote]

    the “A” looks more like a greek letter, frat?

  • Allan Chandler | January 9, 2008 at 11:31 am |

    looks to me like Riley Smith is not wearing #26. SI, what’s the deal?

  • Ian K | January 9, 2008 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”200678″]along the lines of women’s soccer, and golf having “only” one type of photo readily available on the sports wires,

    i present men’s downhill skiing from switzerland[/quote]

    I think the spiderweb design by Spyder is really cool. Even though it’s their version of the swoosh, somehow it works for me. I remember seeing the spiderwebs while watching downhill skiing in the ’92 and ’94 Olympics but it wasn’t until years later (when I started skiing myself) that I realized it was a logo branding.

  • ScottyJ in WV | January 9, 2008 at 11:36 am |
  • todd krevanchi | January 9, 2008 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”200691″][quote comment=”200683″][quote comment=”200662″][quote comment=”200652″]In semi-numerology related news there are rumors that Nike is going to retire the Jordan series after the release of shoe #23. (Chicago Tribune)[/quote]

    Don’t believe it. They make way too much money off the Air Jordan shoes. They may “tweak” the name, but the Air Jordan “sognature” shoe is what keeps the rest of the Jordan line afloat.[/quote]

    Yeah I don’t really believe it. Kind of sounds like an urban legend. It would be like McDonalds giving up the Big Mac.[/quote]

    Either way, they’ll keep reissuing all the older models the way they do now. The line will still keep the ‘Melo and Jeter lines afloat.

    As to whether this is a hoax or legit, we should await the opinion of “Niketalk” Krevanchi.[/quote]

    this has been an issue for debate for years.
    for years, nike, and now jordan brand’s flagship has been the air jordan.
    it would be difficult to imagine dropping the flagship simply for the sake of having the last model coincide with the jersey number.

    its not the best of examples, but they still make the chuck taylor!

    according to some reports, tinker hatfield mentioned at the release that conceptions for the next jordan have begun. but what is a conception?

    the design process for some shoes begins years in advance.

    im not in the sneaker game as a collector as i used to be, nor am i as deep in the info as i used to be. there are definitely guys here who pay more attention to it than i have of late… micah? miguel? matt?

    but if you want my opinion, id say look for another air jordan in 09…

  • Dave S | January 9, 2008 at 11:43 am |

    I forgot what a mess Eric Dickerson looked like when he played. Is there any protective gear that he didn’t wear?

    Also, if you live in or around Seattle, Ebbets Field Flannels is having their yearly clearance sale. The have a ton of great old jerseys, hats, etc. Definitely worth the trip.

  • Matt Powers | January 9, 2008 at 11:44 am |

    The NBA logo I meant. I’m sure the entire NBA was actually riding his coattails at the time.

    That’s funny!

  • Rick | January 9, 2008 at 11:45 am |

    Random request, does anyone have a pic of David Justice holding up a Mets jersey? Does one exist????

    I had forgotten about this, but the Mets traded Robin Ventura to the Yankees for him in December 2001, and he was only a Met for a week. He was basically trade bait for a different trade, in which the Mets obtained studs (not) Mark Guthrie and Tyler Yates from the A’s.

  • Al Gruwell | January 9, 2008 at 11:46 am |

    I don’t know if it has been brought up, but I kinda like Tulsa’s number font for football.
    Am I wrong, or is it strikingly similiar to a font the Houston Oilers used in the early ’60s?
    I’ll poke around the net and see if I can find something.

  • ScottyJ in WV | January 9, 2008 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”200698″][quote comment=”200688″][quote comment=”200686″][quote comment=”200671″][quote comment=”200658″][quote comment=”200613″]As long as we were on the topic a few days ago

    I was watching “We Are Marshall” yesterday and they showed West Virginia University having a memorial sticker on their helmets. I know that it happened but I can’t find a pic. Any help would be appreciated.[/quote]
    This is the only picture I’ve found so far.[/quote]

    Wow, that’s huge compared to the one they demonstrated in the movie. Nice find. Thanks.[/quote]

    Here’s another picture.
    http://www.helmethut...

    It’s just two pieces of green tape!![/quote]

    sometimes those homemade ones are the most meaningful.[/quote]

    Amen, brother!!

  • Matt Powers | January 9, 2008 at 11:58 am |

    Random request, does anyone have a pic of David Justice holding up a Mets jersey? Does one exist????

    I had forgotten about this, but the Mets traded Robin Ventura to the Yankees for him in December 2001, and he was only a Met for a week. He was basically trade bait for a different trade, in which the Mets obtained studs (not) Mark Guthrie and Tyler Yates from the A’s.

    He was a Met about as long as this guy was a Jet:
    http://www.nytimes.c...

    That’s what I do every time the visage of his garb is upon my television screen.

  • Matt Powers | January 9, 2008 at 12:02 pm |

    Perhaps Angry Homeless Man was distraught over not having kept the Jets job, thus decided to film what could have been!

    http://assets.espn.g...

  • Paul Lukas | January 9, 2008 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”200712″]Random request, does anyone have a pic of David Justice holding up a Mets jersey?

    Does one exist????[/quote]

    I don’t think the Mets ever actually introduced him to the media. Not completely positive about that, but I’d say I’m about 98% sure.

  • Matt Powers | January 9, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    How funny and cool would it be if Belichick were to sign an endorsement deal with this company, just to screw the NFL?

    http://www.dataman.c...

    Looking at the catchphrase, maybe the two parties are already in cahoots together!

  • Swens | January 9, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    searching on jersey-joe.com and i found this throwback denver broncos jersey What is up with the sleeve stripes? There is an nfl 75th anniversary patch on the shoulder so was this a special jersey for the occasion? Did other teams where special jerseys also?

  • Matt Powers | January 9, 2008 at 12:11 pm |

    http://www.nytimes.c...

    This might actually be my second favorite sports photo ever.

    Really does AHM really need to monogram his sweatshirt. Is ANYONE going to mistake the owner of that Shmata?

  • Jexcel89 | January 9, 2008 at 12:11 pm |

    1. Being an Illini grad, I’ll take a stab/guess at the Butkus helmet-
    the 2 stars were because he was a two time (returning) starter (at that point in time)? The stars wouldn’t be for All-American awards (yet), since he played 3 years (frosh rule), and at the time of that photo would not have been awarded his second All American status yet (for his senior year).

    2. I love Jim Brown’s all orange uni. and would also love if Illinois went back to these unis from the 1971 Illini ! helmet AND shoulder stripes match nicely!!

    3. so you want some REAL hosiery from the White Sox !? these are gems!
    ChiSox Red stirrups
    ps. don’t out bid me.

  • Philly Bill | January 9, 2008 at 12:18 pm |

    Uni news from the Seahawks:

    http://sports.espn.g...

    Electic pants!

  • Philly Bill | January 9, 2008 at 12:18 pm |

    Er… electric pants.

  • Chance | January 9, 2008 at 12:19 pm |

    Aaargh! Eaten post!

    [quote comment=”200724″]searching on jersey-joe.com and i found this throwback denver broncos jersey What is up with the sleeve stripes? There is an nfl 75th anniversary patch on the shoulder so was this a special jersey for the occasion? Did other teams where special jerseys also?[/quote]

    Long story short, yes.

  • Jexcel89 | January 9, 2008 at 12:19 pm |

    I obviously posted my guess way too quickly and am totally wrong. the stars were “award” stickers, but here’s another pic where Butkus has 4 of them, throwing my theory in the trash,
    four stars

    This page mentions the black stars at the top, no idea for what awards specifically.

    mea culpa.

    [quote comment=”200729″]1. Being an Illini grad, I’ll take a stab/guess at the Butkus helmet-
    the 2 stars were because he was a two time (returning) starter (at that point in time)? The stars wouldn’t be for All-American awards (yet), since he played 3 years (frosh rule), and at the time of that photo would not have been awarded his second All American status yet (for his senior year).

    [/quote]

  • Jeff B | January 9, 2008 at 12:20 pm |

    For Christmas I recieved a book “Uniform Numbers of the NFL.” It runs down team by team, which players wore each number, and also some stats like most common number on the team, least common, number with the most points scored, retired numbers etc. It also gives an index that gives presumably every player and what numbers they wore and what team they wore them on.

    Interesting reference. I’d recommend it to number enthusiasts, and would be willing to look some stuff up if anyone wants it.

  • warren thompson | January 9, 2008 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”200630″]After seeing Marino in the old school Pitt uni they should make it an alternative.[/quote]

    An “alternative” apparently with three different shades of gold.

  • Swens | January 9, 2008 at 12:25 pm |

    Here is a photo of the Bronco’s throwback jerseys in action. shannon sharpe

    here is a very good page that tells the entire history of the Bronco’s uniforms in great detail with full color photos

  • Colin | January 9, 2008 at 12:26 pm |

    I bet the basketball player has an allergy to leather. I saw it when I was in jr high in MT. I don’t know what kind of gloves they are, but they prevent a reaction.

  • Jeffrey | January 9, 2008 at 12:26 pm |

    Good pic of both teams wearing home jerseys in an Auburn vs. Tennessee game from the late 60’s. The game was played in Birmingham (neutral site).

  • Pete (UK) | January 9, 2008 at 12:28 pm |

    Man, do I miss sleeves on football jerseys!

    Fairly sure the players don’t, especially the linemen. When tailoring sleeves on jerseys pretty much no manufacturer ever leaves enough space between the armpit seam and the shoulder top to accommodate the heftier end of the pad range – the scars my college jersey left me with until I was forced to switch to wearing a sleeved undershirt were nasty, none of the so called skill players ever complained about it, but most of the linemen have the same story.

    Oddly enough I just noticed the mention of Richard Wrigglesworth in the ticker – his younger brother took my spot on our college rugby team when I was away for a year but I never played with him as he dropped out after a term or so – good job we don’t put names on the jerseys as mine is nearly as long…

  • Jeffrey | January 9, 2008 at 12:31 pm |

    Auburn vs. Tennessee pic:

  • Jeffrey | January 9, 2008 at 12:33 pm |

    trying again…auburn vs. tennessee pic:

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Patrick | January 9, 2008 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”200602″][quote comment=”200601″]• Was there a particular reason Oklahoma State was wearing a huge shoulder flag?[/quote]

    in 1988 okie st played texas tech in japan. it sucked for sanders and the heisman committee because this game was on the same day as the announcement and sanders wasnt at the downtown athletic club. he accepted and gave his speech via satellite…[/quote]

    Weird. I was a freshman at Tech in 1988, and I had completely forgotten about this game until today’s picture. It was dubbed the Coca Cola Bowl, and OSU won.

  • Jason | January 9, 2008 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”200710″]I forgot what a mess Eric Dickerson looked like when he played. Is there any protective gear that he didn’t wear?

    Also, if you live in or around Seattle, Ebbets Field Flannels is having their yearly clearance sale. The have a ton of great old jerseys, hats, etc. Definitely worth the trip.[/quote]

    I want one of everything on this site, sadly I am not made of money. I think it is great that a ball team from Alaska had a vest jersey!

  • Chad | January 9, 2008 at 12:54 pm |

    • Dig the stripes on jim seymour’s shoes — pretty cool. Also, it’s tough to say for sure, but it looks like the official may be wearing two-tone (i.e., non-striped) socks.
    It also looks like the official is wearing a button down shirt

  • My name is not Earl | January 9, 2008 at 1:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”200750″]trying again…auburn vs. tennessee pic:

    http://sportsillustr...[/quote]

    I’m willing to bet that game was played in Knoxville. If you look at the stairs in the stands, they are painted orange and white (much like the ones at Neyland Stadium are today)

  • Stuby | January 9, 2008 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”200656″][quote comment=”200636″][quote comment=”200631″]http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0801/mlb.goose.gossage.hof/content.1.html

    Congrats on Goose finally getting in. Some good stirups and sock pics[/quote]
    ESPN’s First Take was running some great footage of Goose yesterday morning. They had him in the White Sox red unis, an all-black Pirates uni with yellow stove-pipe hat, the Padres Taco Bell uniforms and a clip of him as a Yankee striking out a White Sox player wearing the classic black-pants, white-jersey-with-collar getup. Classic 70s baseball.[/quote]

    Do you have a link to that site?[/quote]
    First Take is a TV program (formerly Cold Pizza), so I don’t know if they have any footage online.

    Sorry about my faux pas in calling the 70s White Sox unis black instead of navy.

  • Jeffrey | January 9, 2008 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”200760″][quote comment=”200750″]trying again…auburn vs. tennessee pic:

    http://sportsillustr...[/quote]

    I’m willing to bet that game was played in Knoxville. If you look at the stairs in the stands, they are painted orange and white (much like the ones at Neyland Stadium are today)[/quote]

    good spot…yes they do look orange.

    cool nfl style navy socks for auburn.

  • Peter | January 9, 2008 at 1:45 pm |

    Can anyone give me some examples of football teams that wear brown beisdes the obvious Cleveland Browns. I admit my knowledge of NCAA uniforms is fairly limited so I wouldn’t know which teams wear that colour. Thanks.

  • Mike | January 9, 2008 at 1:46 pm |

    Someone got a new soccer jersey (or football kit…whatever)
    http://news.yahoo.co...

  • Boston Nick | January 9, 2008 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”200773″]Can anyone give me some examples of football teams that wear brown beisdes the obvious Cleveland Browns. I admit my knowledge of NCAA uniforms is fairly limited so I wouldn’t know which teams wear that colour. Thanks.[/quote]

    Bowling Green has an orange and brown color scheme. Wyoming has a brown and gold color scheme.

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

    First time posting. Pictures of Arizona State’s all-gold uniforms posted to my blog:

    Wired Devils

  • DarkAudit | January 9, 2008 at 1:54 pm |

    Oh dear sweet Lord help me!

    According to rumors I found here, and partially confirmed by a call to the Dominion-Post newspaper, WVU basketball intends to introduce a predominantly black jersey AND go to system of dress.

    Huggins must be stopped. Black is a PITTSBURGH color.

  • Marty Met | January 9, 2008 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”200752″][quote comment=”200710″]I forgot what a mess Eric Dickerson looked like when he played. Is there any protective gear that he didn’t wear?

    Also, if you live in or around Seattle, Ebbets Field Flannels is having their yearly clearance sale. The have a ton of great old jerseys, hats, etc. Definitely worth the trip.[/quote]

    I want one of everything on this site, sadly I am not made of money. I think it is great that a ball team from Alaska had a vest jersey![/quote]

    I used to LOVE their jerseys, but the quality has gone down in recent years. I bought a Minneapolis Millers’ and a Mud Hen’s jersey in the mid 90’s the were beautiful. The stiching, lettering, weight if the fabric, etc. About 3 years ago I bought a Jersey City Giants Jersey and I sent it back. I was disappointed in the stiching on the numbers, fabric was flimsey.

  • Kim | January 9, 2008 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”200774″]Someone got a new soccer jersey (or football kit…whatever)
    http://news.yahoo.co...

    Judging by the pockets at the bottom of the jersey (and the fact that it looks nothing like Isreal’s uniform), I’d say that’s a cycling jersey.

  • Tom Nawrocki | January 9, 2008 at 2:03 pm |

    Incidentally, it’s Bronko Nagurski, not “Bronco.” And it wasn’t even a nickname, at least not in the way you usually think of a nickname. It’s short for Bronislaw.

  • Ben | January 9, 2008 at 2:04 pm |

    From ESPN.com:

    Brown rigs heated warmup pants to stay toasty in Green Bay
    SEATTLE — Seattle Seahawks kicker Josh Brown says he’ll wear heated warm-up pants in the freezing weather at Saturday’s playoff game in Green Bay.

    Brown says he has equipped his pants with battery-powered heaters for the calves, thighs and hamstrings.

    Brown told KIRO Radio that no matter how low the temperature drops, his legs will be 75 degrees.

    Brown says kickers, who spend most of the game on the sideline, have to work harder to stay loose in cold weather by walking around, practicing kicks or using heaters.

    The National Weather Service is predicting a 20 percent chance of snow showers on Saturday in Green Bay, with a high near 28. Temperatures are expected to dip to 17 degrees on Saturday night.

    The game is scheduled to kick off at 4:30 p.m. ET.

    This is guaranteed to lead to some hilarious uni-snafu.

  • Marty Met | January 9, 2008 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”200778″]Oh dear sweet Lord help me!

    According to rumors I found here, and partially confirmed by a call to the Dominion-Post newspaper, WVU basketball intends to introduce a predominantly black jersey AND go to system of dress.

    Huggins must be stopped. Black is a PITTSBURGH color.[/quote]

    No Pitt’s colors are BLUE and gold. As far as I know only Rutgers, Cincinnati, Louisville and Providence are the only Big East schools that have Black as a color. Seton Hall uses it as an accent but it’s not a school color. BTW How great did the Hall vs. Marquette look last night?

  • Marty Met | January 9, 2008 at 2:09 pm |

    Here’s another Hall vs. Marquette shot.

  • Nate | January 9, 2008 at 2:12 pm |

    In Brett Farve’s SI photo, it seems that he is wearing a running back/ defensive back facemask

  • LI Phil | January 9, 2008 at 2:19 pm |

    while poking around for photos of eric turner, to try to confirm what jesus dropped on the other shoe, i came across this on the 1991 draft, in which turner was the second player chosen

    sometimes one forgets how awesome a draft was, and who got passed over in the first round (a certain packer of historical note)

    thought UWers might enjoy

    /oh…and no info on the second shoe…it might say “DOA” but definitely not “saves”

  • Kim | January 9, 2008 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”200777″]First time posting. Pictures of Arizona State’s all-gold uniforms posted to my blog:

    Wired Devils[/quote]

    Well done! I posted some info that I recall from those games (sadly, I was there for the two mentioned). I want to say that there’s a third game, too, but I have no firm memory of it. Maybe we just feared that they’d trot them out against UofA again.

  • Stuby | January 9, 2008 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”200776″][quote comment=”200773″]Can anyone give me some examples of football teams that wear brown beisdes the obvious Cleveland Browns. I admit my knowledge of NCAA uniforms is fairly limited so I wouldn’t know which teams wear that colour. Thanks.[/quote]

    Bowling Green has an orange and brown color scheme. Wyoming has a brown and gold color scheme.[/quote]
    Western Michigan wears brown.

  • Nate | January 9, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  • Mike | January 9, 2008 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”200782″][quote comment=”200774″]Someone got a new soccer jersey (or football kit…whatever)
    http://news.yahoo.co...

    Judging by the pockets at the bottom of the jersey (and the fact that it looks nothing like Isreal’s uniform), I’d say that’s a cycling jersey.[/quote]

    Good catch, I missed the pockets. Makes a lot more sense with all the cycling he does.

  • Mike | January 9, 2008 at 2:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”200778″]Oh dear sweet Lord help me!

    According to rumors I found here, and partially confirmed by a call to the Dominion-Post newspaper, WVU basketball intends to introduce a predominantly black jersey AND go to system of dress.

    Huggins must be stopped. Black is a PITTSBURGH color.[/quote]

    no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no, please no. I am already scarred from the all yellow football uniforms….

  • Justin B | January 9, 2008 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”200791″][quote comment=”200776″][quote comment=”200773″]Can anyone give me some examples of football teams that wear brown beisdes the obvious Cleveland Browns. I admit my knowledge of NCAA uniforms is fairly limited so I wouldn’t know which teams wear that colour. Thanks.[/quote]

    Bowling Green has an orange and brown color scheme. Wyoming has a brown and gold color scheme.[/quote]
    Western Michigan wears brown.[/quote]

    Western Michigan hasn’t worn brown in a few years. They now have wear black and gold.

  • b | January 9, 2008 at 2:43 pm |

    Will the Yankees retire Goose’s number?

  • BAL | January 9, 2008 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”200777″]First time posting. Pictures of Arizona State’s all-gold uniforms posted to my blog:

    Wired Devils[/quote]

    and a Merry Christmas to you

  • […] Get a couple more looks at Uni Watch, and pray to Gibbs that the Greivis and Gist-led team that begins ACC play at Va. Tech on Saturday is the one from these last four games and not the nightmare which preceded it. […]

  • DarkAudit | January 9, 2008 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”200796″][quote comment=”200778″]Oh dear sweet Lord help me!

    According to rumors I found here, and partially confirmed by a call to the Dominion-Post newspaper, WVU basketball intends to introduce a predominantly black jersey AND go to system of dress.

    Huggins must be stopped. Black is a PITTSBURGH color.[/quote]

    no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no, please no. I am already scarred from the all yellow football uniforms….[/quote]

    Most of the responses so far on that board are looking forward to this travesty. They must be shown the error of their ways before it’s too late.

  • Zach | January 9, 2008 at 3:00 pm |

    I read an article not long ago that said former Wisconsin qb John Stocco is going to play in Italy. I couldn’t find that article online but here’s the leagues website.

  • Zach | January 9, 2008 at 3:02 pm |

    apparently i forgot the link. sorry

    http://www.nfli.it/

  • Mike V. | January 9, 2008 at 3:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”200785″][quote comment=”200778″]Oh dear sweet Lord help me!

    According to rumors I found here, and partially confirmed by a call to the Dominion-Post newspaper, WVU basketball intends to introduce a predominantly black jersey AND go to system of dress.

    Huggins must be stopped. Black is a PITTSBURGH color.[/quote]

    No Pitt’s colors are BLUE and gold. As far as I know only Rutgers, Cincinnati, Louisville and Providence are the only Big East schools that have Black as a color. Seton Hall uses it as an accent but it’s not a school color. BTW How great did the Hall vs. Marquette look last night?[/quote]

    I think he meant Pittsburgh Sports in whole. Being a Pittsburgher and Pitt alum, I really don’t want WVU switching to Black and gold as their colors. It would feel like they are stealing something from us (irrational fan talking)

  • CV | January 9, 2008 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”200801″][quote comment=”200777″]First time posting. Pictures of Arizona State’s all-gold uniforms posted to my blog:

    Wired Devils[/quote]

    and a Merry Christmas to you[/quote]

    Wow, those are humdinger ugly.

  • patrick | January 9, 2008 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”200683″][quote comment=”200662″][quote comment=”200652″]In semi-numerology related news there are rumors that Nike is going to retire the Jordan series after the release of shoe #23. (Chicago Tribune)[/quote]

    Don’t believe it. They make way too much money off the Air Jordan shoes. They may “tweak” the name, but the Air Jordan “sognature” shoe is what keeps the rest of the Jordan line afloat.[/quote]

    Yeah I don’t really believe it. Kind of sounds like an urban legend. It would be like McDonalds giving up the Big Mac.[/quote]

    Or like Burger King giving up the whopper….. those commercials make me laugh

  • Kim | January 9, 2008 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”200808″][quote comment=”200785″][quote comment=”200778″]Oh dear sweet Lord help me!

    According to rumors I found here, and partially confirmed by a call to the Dominion-Post newspaper, WVU basketball intends to introduce a predominantly black jersey AND go to system of dress.

    Huggins must be stopped. Black is a PITTSBURGH color.[/quote]

    No Pitt’s colors are BLUE and gold. As far as I know only Rutgers, Cincinnati, Louisville and Providence are the only Big East schools that have Black as a color. Seton Hall uses it as an accent but it’s not a school color. BTW How great did the Hall vs. Marquette look last night?[/quote]

    I think he meant Pittsburgh Sports in whole. Being a Pittsburgher and Pitt alum, I really don’t want WVU switching to Black and gold as their colors. It would feel like they are stealing something from us (irrational fan talking)[/quote]

    Don’t take it so personally, it’s just WVU being late to the 1990’s everything black fad. Sometimes things take a while.

  • teamcinnamon | January 9, 2008 at 3:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”200784″]From ESPN.com:

    Brown rigs heated warmup pants to stay toasty in Green Bay
    SEATTLE — Seattle Seahawks kicker Josh Brown says he’ll wear heated warm-up pants in the freezing weather at Saturday’s playoff game in Green Bay.

    Brown says he has equipped his pants with battery-powered heaters for the calves, thighs and hamstrings.

    Brown told KIRO Radio that no matter how low the temperature drops, his legs will be 75 degrees.

    Brown says kickers, who spend most of the game on the sideline, have to work harder to stay loose in cold weather by walking around, practicing kicks or using heaters.

    The National Weather Service is predicting a 20 percent chance of snow showers on Saturday in Green Bay, with a high near 28. Temperatures are expected to dip to 17 degrees on Saturday night.

    The game is scheduled to kick off at 4:30 p.m. ET.

    This is guaranteed to lead to some hilarious uni-snafu.[/quote]

    What a wuss.

    And hopefully!

    Maybe a malfunction resulting in 2nd degree burns.

  • DarkAudit | January 9, 2008 at 3:28 pm |

    I said black was a Pittsburgh color as opposed to Pitt. Black is the primary color on the Pittsburgh city flag.

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

    Kall me Krazy, but I like the Kaptain’s “K”

    http://skafoto.spb.r...

  • Breezy | January 9, 2008 at 3:37 pm |

    K is kool, but I like how even the refs ae not immune to the advertisments-http://skafoto.spb.ru/040108/img/image7.html
    If you look through some of those other pictures, it looks like the goalie is wearing a mask with Ed Belfour’s “Eddie the Eagle” paint scheme.
    http://skafoto.spb.r...
    If I am not mistaken, Eddie is playing in Sweden, not Russia.

  • kdkauf | January 9, 2008 at 3:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”200634″]Looking at Eric Turner ….Also, it looks like he made the Nike symbol on his shoes over the tape.[/quote]

    I was a student athletic trainer at the University of Illinois. The shoe companies (Converse when I was there) supply the training staff with a stencil to reapply the logo over the tape.

  • Rick From Cedar Park, TX | January 9, 2008 at 3:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”200818″]Kall me Krazy, but I like the Kaptain’s “K”

    http://skafoto.spb.r...

    Okay … you’re crazy. :)

  • Matt | January 9, 2008 at 3:43 pm |

    Seeing all of those college jerseys in the SI thing mad me think of the old Bob Hope Christmas Special where he introduced the football All-Americans and they would come out in their uniforms (or maybe just jerseys) and he’d make a crack at each one individually. As a kid, that was pretty cool to see all of the different jerseys.

  • Assgrabber | January 9, 2008 at 3:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”200826″][quote comment=”200818″]Kall me Krazy, but I like the Kaptain’s “K”

    http://skafoto.spb.r...

    Okay … you’re crazy. :)[/quote]

    Krazy! I said Krazy!

  • Marty Met | January 9, 2008 at 3:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”200817″]I said black was a Pittsburgh color as opposed to Pitt. Black is the primary color on the Pittsburgh city flag.[/quote]

    So it is Pitt that is a WVU rival not the entire city of Pittsburgh. Yellow is also a color on the city of Pittsburgh flag AND a WVU color. What’s your point?

  • Marty Met | January 9, 2008 at 3:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”200817″]I said black was a Pittsburgh color as opposed to Pitt. Black is the primary color on the Pittsburgh city flag.[/quote]

    So it is Pitt that is a WVU rival not the entire city of Pittsburgh. Yellow is also a color on the city of Pittsburgh flag AND a WVU color. What’s your point?

  • Marty Met | January 9, 2008 at 3:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”200817″]I said black was a Pittsburgh color as opposed to Pitt. Black is the primary color on the Pittsburgh city flag.[/quote]

    So it is Pitt that is a WVU rival not the entire city of Pittsburgh. Yellow is also a color on the city of Pittsburgh flag AND a WVU color. What’s your point?

  • Rick | January 9, 2008 at 3:51 pm |

    I’m curious if any of you other Uniwatchers is in the same boat as me….. Ever since we discussed corporate logos and negative space on here about 4 months ago, I’m obsessed with the FedEx logo, and the arrow (between the E and x) pointing to the right. Every time I see a truck or package or anything, I’m mezmerized.

    Please tell me it’s not just me!!!!

    http://thingsgodtaug...

  • J-P | January 9, 2008 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”200744″]I bet the basketball player has an allergy to leather. I saw it when I was in jr high in MT. I don’t know what kind of gloves they are, but they prevent a reaction.[/quote]
    The only league that still uses real leather balls is the NBA. Basketballs today are virtually all composite (except for the really cheap rubber balls).
    I can’t imagine any performance advantage to wearing gloves while playing basketball but I’d love to know the story behind that picture.

  • James Craven | January 9, 2008 at 3:59 pm |

    Question: Why is the NFL the only league that still allows backdrop advertising in the post-game press conferences (or media opportunities) during the first two rounds of the playoffs? I know that MLB, the NBA and the NHL disallow it during their post-season play, but the NFL only disallows it during the conference title games and the Super Bowl. Replace the ads with the generic NFL playoffs logo IMHO I say.

  • Josh Petty | January 9, 2008 at 4:02 pm |

    The Canadiens did the same thing when the Red Wings were in town a month or so back. They’re doing it because it’s a rare year that the Habs are playing all of the Original 6 teams.

  • Assgrabber | January 9, 2008 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”200836″]I’m curious if any of you other Uniwatchers is in the same boat as me…..

    Ever since we discussed corporate logos and negative space on here about 4 months ago, I’m obsessed with the FedEx logo, and the arrow (between the E and x) pointing to the right.

    Every time I see a truck or package or anything, I’m mezmerized.

    Please tell me it’s not just me!!!!

    http://thingsgodtaug...

    I am more mezmerized by the “spoon” that startes under the “e”.

  • Jay | January 9, 2008 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote]
    Don’t take it so personally, it’s just WVU being late to the 1990’s everything black fad. Sometimes things take a while.[/quote]

    Somebody needs to post what decade it is in West Virginia’s on I-70. Now where will I go to see women with teased and feathered hair, acid washed jeans, ankle warmers, and jelly shoes?

    Do they all have short hair and wear flannels with torn jeans now?

    I’m crushed…

  • Robert | January 9, 2008 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”200827″]Seeing all of those college jerseys in the SI thing mad me think of the old Bob Hope Christmas Special where he introduced the football All-Americans and they would come out in their uniforms (or maybe just jerseys) and he’d make a crack at each one individually. As a kid, that was pretty cool to see all of the different jerseys.[/quote]

    I agree. I remember the last year that Bob Hope did the show, however. Man, he was so old and feeble, it was sad. He could barely utter the lines and looked like he was going to fall over.

  • Kerry P | January 9, 2008 at 4:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”200772″][quote comment=”200760″][quote comment=”200750″]trying again…auburn vs. tennessee pic:

    http://sportsillustr...[/quote]

    I’m willing to bet that game was played in Knoxville. If you look at the stairs in the stands, they are painted orange and white (much like the ones at Neyland Stadium are today)[/quote]

    good spot…yes they do look orange.

    cool nfl style navy socks for auburn.[/quote]
    If only we knew which year that picture is from. They played in Knoxville in ’67 and ’69, Birmingham in ’68.

    My fascination with the picture is the apparent thinness of the Auburn jerseys. Look at #24 & #75, it’s almost as if they’re wearing pantyhose for jerseys.

  • Pat | January 9, 2008 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”200812″]I know this has been mentioned before, but these old NBA balls are ugly in the D-League[/quote]

    They look awful because of the blue seams. When used in the NBA they looked pretty much the same from far away and pretty cool up close. They really weren’t that bad to play with either. They were a lot more grippy but other once you make that minuscule adjustment to your shot they are pretty much the same as a current NBA ball. Plus if you shoot correctly they shouldn’t make all that much difference.

  • Kenny | January 9, 2008 at 4:43 pm |
  • LI Phil | January 9, 2008 at 4:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”200847″][quote comment=”200827″]Seeing all of those college jerseys in the SI thing mad me think of the old Bob Hope Christmas Special where he introduced the football All-Americans and they would come out in their uniforms (or maybe just jerseys) and he’d make a crack at each one individually. As a kid, that was pretty cool to see all of the different jerseys.[/quote]

    I agree. I remember the last year that Bob Hope did the show, however. Man, he was so old and feeble, it was sad. He could barely utter the lines and looked like he was going to fall over.[/quote]

    sadly, it was like that for like the last 5 years he did the show

  • teamcinnamon | January 9, 2008 at 4:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”200849″][quote comment=”200812″]I know this has been mentioned before, but these old NBA balls are ugly in the D-League[/quote]

    They look awful because of the blue seams. When used in the NBA they looked pretty much the same from far away and pretty cool up close. They really weren’t that bad to play with either. They were a lot more grippy but other once you make that minuscule adjustment to your shot they are pretty much the same as a current NBA ball. Plus if you shoot correctly they shouldn’t make all that much difference.[/quote]

    I saw like 2 minutes of a D-League game on the NBA channel last week. There were, I dunno, about 35 people in the crowd, who happened to all be in the first row of the side facing the camera.

  • Wayne | January 9, 2008 at 4:50 pm |

    When I was in Italy last summer, I saw flyers all over the city of La Spezia that asked for anyone with American football abilities to try out for the local team. I wish I took a photo of it. I can only imagine the amazing skill-level that those teams possess.

  • Jeffrey | January 9, 2008 at 4:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”200848″][quote comment=”200772″][quote comment=”200760″][quote comment=”200750″]trying again…auburn vs. tennessee pic:

    http://sportsillustr...[/quote]

    I’m willing to bet that game was played in Knoxville. If you look at the stairs in the stands, they are painted orange and white (much like the ones at Neyland Stadium are today)[/quote]

    good spot…yes they do look orange.

    cool nfl style navy socks for auburn.[/quote]
    If only we knew which year that picture is from. They played in Knoxville in ’67 and ’69, Birmingham in ’68.

    My fascination with the picture is the apparent thinness of the Auburn jerseys. Look at #24 & #75, it’s almost as if they’re wearing pantyhose for jerseys.[/quote]

    yeah you can see through them pretty easily. they seemed to wear that style in the late 60’s and early 70’s. it’s just a thinner mesh on the bottom part of the jersey, probably to keep the players cooler. i’ve seen them on some other teams too.

  • Chi Wei Hu | January 9, 2008 at 4:53 pm |

    Seahawks place kicker Josh Brown is wearing heated pants during the game at Green Bay this weekend.

    Seattle Times article

  • todd krevanchi | January 9, 2008 at 4:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”200853″][quote comment=”200847″][quote comment=”200827″]Seeing all of those college jerseys in the SI thing mad me think of the old Bob Hope Christmas Special where he introduced the football All-Americans and they would come out in their uniforms (or maybe just jerseys) and he’d make a crack at each one individually. As a kid, that was pretty cool to see all of the different jerseys.[/quote]

    I agree. I remember the last year that Bob Hope did the show, however. Man, he was so old and feeble, it was sad. He could barely utter the lines and looked like he was going to fall over.[/quote]

    sadly, it was like that for like the last 5 years he did the show[/quote]

    very similar to dick clark on NYE last week.

    i wish someone would tell him its time to pass the reigns.

    im sure he wants to show everyone that even after a stroke, he is able to perform, but seeing his appearance, and then hearing him struggle to speak was such a downer.

    unfortunately that image will impact the memories i have of the guy who kept me up past midnight every NYE as a little kid and who showed me bloopers and practical jokes every week.

  • Rick From Cedar Park, TX | January 9, 2008 at 5:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”200842″][quote comment=”200836″]I’m curious if any of you other Uniwatchers is in the same boat as me…..

    Ever since we discussed corporate logos and negative space on here about 4 months ago, I’m obsessed with the FedEx logo, and the arrow (between the E and x) pointing to the right.

    Every time I see a truck or package or anything, I’m mezmerized.

    Please tell me it’s not just me!!!!

    http://thingsgodtaug...

    I am more mezmerized by the “spoon” that startes under the “e”.[/quote]

    I’m … uhhh … mezmerized … yeah, that’s the word … every time I see one of those trucks that say FedEx Express on the side of it.

  • JoeS | January 9, 2008 at 5:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”200836″]I’m curious if any of you other Uniwatchers is in the same boat as me…..

    Ever since we discussed corporate logos and negative space on here about 4 months ago, I’m obsessed with the FedEx logo, and the arrow (between the E and x) pointing to the right.

    Every time I see a truck or package or anything, I’m mezmerized.

    Please tell me it’s not just me!!!!

    http://thingsgodtaug...
    It’s not just you. I look for it every time I pass the store – as if it’s going to go away some day.

  • Moose | January 9, 2008 at 5:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”200773″]Can anyone give me some examples of football teams that wear brown beisdes the obvious Cleveland Browns. I admit my knowledge of NCAA uniforms is fairly limited so I wouldn’t know which teams wear that colour. Thanks.[/quote]

    Wyoming wears Brown and yellow. They are, and I quote, the “colors of the prairie.”

  • Moose | January 9, 2008 at 5:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”200865″][quote comment=”200773″]Can anyone give me some examples of football teams that wear brown beisdes the obvious Cleveland Browns. I admit my knowledge of NCAA uniforms is fairly limited so I wouldn’t know which teams wear that colour. Thanks.[/quote]

    Wyoming wears Brown and yellow. They are, and I quote, the “colors of the prairie.”[/quote]

    My bad….as a UW Alum, I made a critical mistake. NOT brown and “yellow” but brown and “gameday gold.” Although, for the preceding 7-8 years it was “prairie gold.”

  • cole | January 9, 2008 at 5:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”200799″][quote comment=”200791″][quote comment=”200776″][quote comment=”200773″]Can anyone give me some examples of football teams that wear brown beisdes the obvious Cleveland Browns. I admit my knowledge of NCAA uniforms is fairly limited so I wouldn’t know which teams wear that colour. Thanks.[/quote]

    Bowling Green has an orange and brown color scheme. Wyoming has a brown and gold color scheme.[/quote]
    Western Michigan wears brown.[/quote]

    Western Michigan hasn’t worn brown in a few years. They now have wear black and gold.[/quote]

    St. Bonaventure

  • Moose | January 9, 2008 at 5:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”200837″][quote comment=”200744″]I bet the basketball player has an allergy to leather. I saw it when I was in jr high in MT. I don’t know what kind of gloves they are, but they prevent a reaction.[/quote]
    The only league that still uses real leather balls is the NBA. Basketballs today are virtually all composite (except for the really cheap rubber balls).
    I can’t imagine any performance advantage to wearing gloves while playing basketball but I’d love to know the story behind that picture.[/quote]

    This is a false statement. High schools in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Wyoming still use leather balls. I know from experience.

  • DenverGregg | January 9, 2008 at 5:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”200724″]searching on jersey-joe.com and i found this throwback denver broncos jersey What is up with the sleeve stripes? There is an nfl 75th anniversary patch on the shoulder so was this a special jersey for the occasion? Did other teams where special jerseys also?[/quote]
    In 1994 just about every team did a throwback for a game or two in honor of the anniversary. The Broncos’ specific throwback was based on the 1966 uni. Sadly the sidebar link to the great resource on the 1994 throwbacks isn’t functioning. The Steeler throwbacks were great. Others – especially the Lions – were less exciting. IIRC the Raiders and Chiefs eschewed throwbacks since their looks had only minimal changes over the years.

  • DenverGregg | January 9, 2008 at 5:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”200865″][quote comment=”200773″]Can anyone give me some examples of football teams that wear brown beisdes the obvious Cleveland Browns. I admit my knowledge of NCAA uniforms is fairly limited so I wouldn’t know which teams wear that colour. Thanks.[/quote]

    Wyoming wears Brown and yellow. They are, and I quote, the “colors of the prairie.”[/quote]
    Oh yeah, Brown University wears brown – with red. Ackk. The only worse combo would be with teal.

  • Ian K | January 9, 2008 at 5:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”200857″]Seahawks place kicker Josh Brown is wearing heated pants during the game at Green Bay this weekend.

    Seattle Times article[/quote]

    Is this the new “green dot on the helmet” joke? This has been posted 3 times today.

  • Duckstyle | January 9, 2008 at 5:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”200870″][quote comment=”200837″][quote comment=”200744″]I bet the basketball player has an allergy to leather. I saw it when I was in jr high in MT. I don’t know what kind of gloves they are, but they prevent a reaction.[/quote]
    The only league that still uses real leather balls is the NBA. Basketballs today are virtually all composite (except for the really cheap rubber balls).
    I can’t imagine any performance advantage to wearing gloves while playing basketball but I’d love to know the story behind that picture.[/quote]

    This is a false statement. High schools in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Wyoming still use leather balls. I know from experience.[/quote]

    Most Illinois high schools do too. I know I’ve seen a couple teams that used composite balls in road games. But at least the teams in the area all use leather.

  • warren thompson | January 9, 2008 at 5:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”200873″][quote comment=”200865″][quote comment=”200773″]Can anyone give me some examples of football teams that wear brown beisdes the obvious Cleveland Browns. I admit my knowledge of NCAA uniforms is fairly limited so I wouldn’t know which teams wear that colour. Thanks.[/quote]

    Wyoming wears Brown and yellow. They are, and I quote, the “colors of the prairie.”[/quote]
    Oh yeah, Brown University wears brown – with red. Ackk. The only worse combo would be with teal.[/quote]

    ============
    Among others, St. Lawrence; Valparaiso; Tufts; Nebraska Wesleyan; St. Bonaventure; and Rowan.

  • LouUmp | January 9, 2008 at 5:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”200872″][quote comment=”200724″]searching on jersey-joe.com and i found this throwback denver broncos jersey What is up with the sleeve stripes? There is an nfl 75th anniversary patch on the shoulder so was this a special jersey for the occasion? Did other teams where special jerseys also?[/quote]
    In 1994 just about every team did a throwback for a game or two in honor of the anniversary. The Broncos’ specific throwback was based on the 1966 uni. Sadly the sidebar link to the great resource on the 1994 throwbacks isn’t functioning. The Steeler throwbacks were great. Others – especially the Lions – were less exciting. IIRC the Raiders and Chiefs eschewed throwbacks since their looks had only minimal changes over the years.[/quote]

    Actually, the Raiders wore the original version of the Raider helmet with the white background….no pics….anyone?

  • TOG | January 9, 2008 at 6:02 pm |

    Several Canadiens and Black Hawks old-timers were honored before last night’s Habs/Hawks game. Happily, the oldsters got to wear CCM jerseys, not newfangled Reebok models. …

    Simple reaction to this uni splendor in Montreal…

    We’re not worthy!!!

    Too awesome to put into words…man dem some niz ass uniforms…Love the fact that we got both the homes and the roads on the ice at the same time…

    We’re not worthy!!!

    for every Nike design debacle…you can have your faith restored in mankind when you see Hull, Mikita, TonyEsposito, LaFluer, Corny and KDryden on the same ice surface…

    We’re not worthy!!!

  • Nick | January 9, 2008 at 6:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”200882″][quote comment=”200872″][quote comment=”200724″]searching on jersey-joe.com and i found this throwback denver broncos jersey What is up with the sleeve stripes? There is an nfl 75th anniversary patch on the shoulder so was this a special jersey for the occasion? Did other teams where special jerseys also?[/quote]
    In 1994 just about every team did a throwback for a game or two in honor of the anniversary. The Broncos’ specific throwback was based on the 1966 uni. Sadly the sidebar link to the great resource on the 1994 throwbacks isn’t functioning. The Steeler throwbacks were great. Others – especially the Lions – were less exciting. IIRC the Raiders and Chiefs eschewed throwbacks since their looks had only minimal changes over the years.[/quote]

    Actually, the Raiders wore the original version of the Raider helmet with the white background….no pics….anyone?[/quote]

    for 1994 throwback games the Raiders also wore white jerseys with SILVER numbers for at least one road game, similar to their 1970 road jerseys.

  • Jeffrey | January 9, 2008 at 6:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”200872″][quote comment=”200724″]searching on jersey-joe.com and i found this throwback denver broncos jersey What is up with the sleeve stripes? There is an nfl 75th anniversary patch on the shoulder so was this a special jersey for the occasion? Did other teams where special jerseys also?[/quote]
    In 1994 just about every team did a throwback for a game or two in honor of the anniversary. The Broncos’ specific throwback was based on the 1966 uni. Sadly the sidebar link to the great resource on the 1994 throwbacks isn’t functioning. The Steeler throwbacks were great. Others – especially the Lions – were less exciting. IIRC the Raiders and Chiefs eschewed throwbacks since their looks had only minimal changes over the years.[/quote]

    that broncos jersey is awesome and far superior to the monstrosity they wear these days.

    this uni is especially bad…even when running the naked bootleg:

    http://www.theonion....

  • Mike Engle | January 9, 2008 at 6:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”200882″][quote comment=”200872″][quote comment=”200724″]searching on jersey-joe.com and i found this throwback denver broncos jersey What is up with the sleeve stripes? There is an nfl 75th anniversary patch on the shoulder so was this a special jersey for the occasion? Did other teams where special jerseys also?[/quote]
    In 1994 just about every team did a throwback for a game or two in honor of the anniversary. The Broncos’ specific throwback was based on the 1966 uni. Sadly the sidebar link to the great resource on the 1994 throwbacks isn’t functioning. The Steeler throwbacks were great. Others – especially the Lions – were less exciting. IIRC the Raiders and Chiefs eschewed throwbacks since their looks had only minimal changes over the years.[/quote]

    Actually, the Raiders wore the original version of the Raider helmet with the white background….no pics….anyone?[/quote]
    And some were dreadful. I won’t name names, but Buffalo’s helmet was WAY off…

  • Jeffrey | January 9, 2008 at 6:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”200887″][quote comment=”200872″][quote comment=”200724″]searching on jersey-joe.com and i found this throwback denver broncos jersey What is up with the sleeve stripes? There is an nfl 75th anniversary patch on the shoulder so was this a special jersey for the occasion? Did other teams where special jerseys also?[/quote]
    In 1994 just about every team did a throwback for a game or two in honor of the anniversary. The Broncos’ specific throwback was based on the 1966 uni. Sadly the sidebar link to the great resource on the 1994 throwbacks isn’t functioning. The Steeler throwbacks were great. Others – especially the Lions – were less exciting. IIRC the Raiders and Chiefs eschewed throwbacks since their looks had only minimal changes over the years.[/quote]

    that broncos jersey is awesome and far superior to the monstrosity they wear these days.

    this uni is especially bad…even when running the naked bootleg:

    http://www.theonion....[/quote]

    again: http://www.theonion....

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | January 9, 2008 at 6:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”200841″]The Canadiens did the same thing when the Red Wings were in town a month or so back. They’re doing it because it’s a rare year that the Habs are playing all of the Original 6 teams.[/quote]

    Just a minor correction here.

    As a part of a build-up to Montreal’s Centennial in 2009, the Habs will honor the other 5 “Original 6” franchises. Next season, the Habs will honor New York, Boston, and Toronto. Chicago and Detroit were honored this year because they won’t play in Montreal next year.

    http://canadiens.nhl...

  • Stuby | January 9, 2008 at 6:46 pm |

    ESPN has been showing a clip of Roger Clemens working out with his estranged trainer – not sure where it is, probably his house – but there is a Yankee home jersey painted on the wall with the #22 and, of course, his NAME. What a dipshit.

  • Shayne Menecola | January 9, 2008 at 6:47 pm |

    That basketball picture with the gloves the kid is wearing the all black Cutter’s pro fit receiver glove (I’m a regional rep here in Canada) I’ve often thought about wearing the gloves for basketabll because my hands aren’t large enough to palm a basketball for one handed dunks. Perhaps it’s what he is waring it for?

  • KT | January 9, 2008 at 6:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”200654″]Some other random thoughts:

    #7 – The orange helemet-white jersey-orange pants look for Florida is awesome.

    #34 – Another Florida one, I didn’t remember Florida had orange jerseys in the past.[/quote]

    The Gators wore blue for years (the Steve Spurrier-John Reaves years), then broke out the orange late in Charlie Pell’s first (disasterous 0-10-1) season (1979) – I want to say it was against Florida State. They lost in them (natch), but wore orange with white pants at home and white with orange pants on the road (mostly) through the 1989 season.

    When Spurrier took over in 1990, he brought back the blue. I think Florida may have more athletic teams that wear primarily blue uniforms now than that wear orange, whereas it used to be reversed.

  • Bmuck87 | January 9, 2008 at 7:02 pm |

    Hey Jerico,

    Yesterday you said that the nike template for new shoes was on-line…do you know the link or how I could find it. Thanks

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

    I noticed the thing about Ricky Jean-Francois while watching the Allstate National Championship game the other night, but I think he actually had two mouthguards with one in his mouth and one in his helmet. I don’t know why it was this way but I don’t think he forgot his mouthguard, he actually had an extra one.

  • Marcus Hall, Will the Orioles ever NOT have the most boring uniform ever!?!?!?!?!?! | January 9, 2008 at 8:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”200864″][quote comment=”200836″]I’m curious if any of you other Uniwatchers is in the same boat as me…..

    Ever since we discussed corporate logos and negative space on here about 4 months ago, I’m obsessed with the FedEx logo, and the arrow (between the E and x) pointing to the right.

    Every time I see a truck or package or anything, I’m mezmerized.

    Please tell me it’s not just me!!!!

    http://thingsgodtaug...
    It’s not just you. I look for it every time I pass the store – as if it’s going to go away some day.[/quote]

    I’ve even got my girlfriend looking at the FedXx logo! And I never noticed the “spoon”.

    A while back, there was a website posted that discussed logos (had old and new logos, and not limited to just sports). I think it was around the time that the DevilRays died and the Rays were born. Does anyone remember?

  • Dom | January 9, 2008 at 8:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”200910″][quote comment=”200864″][quote comment=”200836″]I’m curious if any of you other Uniwatchers is in the same boat as me…..

    Ever since we discussed corporate logos and negative space on here about 4 months ago, I’m obsessed with the FedEx logo, and the arrow (between the E and x) pointing to the right.

    Every time I see a truck or package or anything, I’m mezmerized.

    Please tell me it’s not just me!!!!

    http://thingsgodtaug...
    It’s not just you. I look for it every time I pass the store – as if it’s going to go away some day.[/quote]

    I’ve even got my girlfriend looking at the FedXx logo! And I never noticed the “spoon”.

    A while back, there was a website posted that discussed logos (had old and new logos, and not limited to just sports). I think it was around the time that the DevilRays died and the Rays were born. Does anyone remember?[/quote]

    Heres a website that show the best negative space use, my favorite is the company Eight

    http://creativebits....

  • LI Phil | January 9, 2008 at 9:08 pm |
  • todd krevanchi | January 9, 2008 at 9:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”200885″]

    for 1994 throwback games the Raiders also wore white jerseys with SILVER numbers for at least one road game, similar to their 1970 road jerseys.[/quote]

    it was against the broncos 9/18/94.
    now that is a beautiful jersey. the colors complement each other perfectly and block varsity numerals make it all that much better. remove the patch and that is a jersey that would go with a tuxedo.
    take notice to the helmet decal as well…
    http://farm3.static....
    be it that jersey or today’s, the raiders in white is a great look.

  • LI Phil | January 9, 2008 at 9:10 pm |

    and some examples of the best *cough* use of negative and other space, i present you with the phallic awards

  • DarkAudit | January 9, 2008 at 9:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”200832″][quote comment=”200817″]I said black was a Pittsburgh color as opposed to Pitt. Black is the primary color on the Pittsburgh city flag.[/quote]

    So it is Pitt that is a WVU rival not the entire city of Pittsburgh. Yellow is also a color on the city of Pittsburgh flag AND a WVU color. What’s your point?[/quote]

    They’re adding black for black’s sake and it’s stupid. Happy now?

  • Marc from Brooklyn | January 9, 2008 at 9:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”200601″]Wow…a football uniform that makes even Jim Brown look bad on the field. I almost didn’t think it was possible.[/quote]

    Kind of the opposite of this. He looks good, but it just doesn’t look right.

  • Marcus Hall, Will the Orioles ever NOT have the most boring uniform ever!?!?!?!?!?! | January 9, 2008 at 9:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”200911″][quote comment=”200910″][quote comment=”200864″][quote comment=”200836″]I’m curious if any of you other Uniwatchers is in the same boat as me…..

    Ever since we discussed corporate logos and negative space on here about 4 months ago, I’m obsessed with the FedEx logo, and the arrow (between the E and x) pointing to the right.

    Every time I see a truck or package or anything, I’m mezmerized.

    Please tell me it’s not just me!!!!

    http://thingsgodtaug...
    It’s not just you. I look for it every time I pass the store – as if it’s going to go away some day.[/quote]

    I’ve even got my girlfriend looking at the FedXx logo! And I never noticed the “spoon”.

    A while back, there was a website posted that discussed logos (had old and new logos, and not limited to just sports). I think it was around the time that the DevilRays died and the Rays were born. Does anyone remember?[/quote]

    Heres a website that show the best negative space use, my favorite is the company Eight

    http://creativebits....

    i found it.

  • Marcus Hall, Will the Orioles ever NOT have the most boring uniform ever!?!?!?!?!?! | January 9, 2008 at 10:12 pm |

    this was interesting to me

  • C.N. | January 9, 2008 at 10:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”200773″]Can anyone give me some examples of football teams that wear brown beisdes the obvious Cleveland Browns. I admit my knowledge of NCAA uniforms is fairly limited so I wouldn’t know which teams wear that colour. Thanks.[/quote]

    Lehigh. (yes, a D-I school, albeit FCS, in the Patriot league)

  • =bg= | January 9, 2008 at 10:20 pm |

    RE: Ohio State jersey numbers

    Biggest freakin’ shoulder numbers I have ever seen.

  • Dennis | January 9, 2008 at 10:29 pm |

    Notice the chin strap in this Angelo Bertelli picture, does not have snaps but looks like you pull it down to tighten to the chin.

    Dennis

  • GCap | January 9, 2008 at 10:46 pm |

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

    are the yanks actually gonna wear those? they say authentic on the tag at the bottom and they’re the same price as the other yankee authentics

  • LI Phil | January 9, 2008 at 11:02 pm |

    reminding men that every month should be prostate exam month, flip demonstrates his technique

  • derek | January 9, 2008 at 11:08 pm |

    nice photo for two classy hockey clubs here
    http://www.nhl.com/n...

  • LI Phil | January 9, 2008 at 11:17 pm |

    apparently it’s pretty hot down under…some scenes from the oz open warmup

    marat (check out the ink!)
    raffa
    maurlesbo
    a-rod (apparently now ambidextrous)
    and a-rod with j-con who is apparently unaffected by 106 degree heat

  • derek | January 9, 2008 at 11:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”200927″]http://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2825347&cp=.2871563

    are the yanks actually gonna wear those? they say authentic on the tag at the bottom and they’re the same price as the other yankee authentics[/quote]
    I seriously hope they don’t

  • Mike Engle | January 9, 2008 at 11:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”200927″]http://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2825347&cp=.2871563

    are the yanks actually gonna wear those? they say authentic on the tag at the bottom and they’re the same price as the other yankee authentics[/quote]
    F*ck no. #1) It’s under the category “Fashion Jerseys,” #2) Where are the ASG and Stadium patches? and #3) It’s beyond ugly, perhaps even sacrilegious.

  • LI Phil | January 9, 2008 at 11:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”200927″]http://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2825347&cp=.2871563

    are the yanks actually gonna wear those? they say authentic on the tag at the bottom and they’re the same price as the other yankee authentics[/quote]

    since 1936, the yankees uni has remained basically unchanged so i don’t see this one making its way into the line up anytime soon

  • Patrick | January 9, 2008 at 11:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”200818″]Kall me Krazy, but I like the Kaptain’s “K”

    http://skafoto.spb.r...

    Is he kosher?

  • Big Papi | January 10, 2008 at 12:26 am |

    [quote comment=”200927″]http://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2825347&cp=.2871563

    are the yanks actually gonna wear those? they say authentic on the tag at the bottom and they’re the same price as the other yankee authentics[/quote]

    yes, the yankee’s are going to wear those on the road just like they’re going to wear these at home.

  • Josh Petty | January 10, 2008 at 12:51 am |

    [quote comment=”200891″][quote comment=”200841″]The Canadiens did the same thing when the Red Wings were in town a month or so back. They’re doing it because it’s a rare year that the Habs are playing all of the Original 6 teams.[/quote]

    Just a minor correction here.

    As a part of a build-up to Montreal’s Centennial in 2009, the Habs will honor the other 5 “Original 6” franchises. Next season, the Habs will honor New York, Boston, and Toronto. Chicago and Detroit were honored this year because they won’t play in Montreal next year.

    http://canadiens.nhl...

    Thanks for clearing that up. I heard them talking about it during the Wings/Habs game on Versus earlier in the year, and what I said earlier is what they said. That’s odd that a television network would get a detail that big wrong.

  • GCap | January 10, 2008 at 1:29 am |

    seriously, why the hell did i have to be mocked for asking a damn question, i didnt find it in the “fashion jersey” section of the page, i just saw it on the front page, it does say authentic on the jersey so it kind of threw me off. this is why this blog is starting to piss me off, cuz there are a bunch of people on here who can’t answer a question without being a dbag

  • Micah | January 10, 2008 at 1:42 am |

    Todd,

    I have heard it both ways. The line is either ending at #23, then just releasing “premium” line shoes that are supposedly the Air Jordan, just without the moniker and number system, and then the Brand pushing a lot of new, innovative team product. The other way is to continue selling the Air Jordan line as is, and then just stop it when the sales don’t match what effort is put into the line. It will eventually be hard to sell a line of shoes to kids who never even saw MJ play and pub this as being an on-court shoe for them. But Jordan Brand can still make money on retroing every numbered Jordan their is, which they will continue for quite awhile, for better or worse.

  • ScottyJ in WV | January 10, 2008 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”200796″][quote comment=”200778″]Oh dear sweet Lord help me!

    According to rumors I found here, and partially confirmed by a call to the Dominion-Post newspaper, WVU basketball intends to introduce a predominantly black jersey AND go to system of dress.

    Huggins must be stopped. Black is a PITTSBURGH color.[/quote]

    no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no, please no. I am already scarred from the all yellow football uniforms….[/quote]

    I’m with ya, Mike.

  • Knite Flyer | January 13, 2008 at 12:46 am |

    The All-American Football Conference had awarded a team to Cleveland and Paul Brown was involved from the beginning as a part owner and coach. He was a legend in Ohio after his playing and coaching careers, and a stint in the Service during WWII. He gave this franchise instant creditibility and a huge fan base.

    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ran a name the team contest and “Panthers” was selected. Brown shot down this name, as it was the name of a former non-successful semi-pro team in Cleveland. A 2nd contest offered up the “Brown Bombers” after boxer Joe Louis, and the name was shortened to Browns, although not so much to honor Paul Brown, but Joe Louis…..strange, but true, because Louis had no real ties to Cleveland.

    Brown never was opposed to this name, it played to his ego, his legend, and his cult-like following in Ohio. He also lobbied, hard, for the color scheme, after holding training camp at Bowling Greeen State University in the middle 1940’s and he really liked the orange and BROWN. This did nothing to but add to his presence in Ohio, as it, along with the name, led folks to believe that this was “his” team.

  • Peter | January 13, 2008 at 1:50 pm |

    Oklahoma State also had a Japanese flag on the right side of the jersey for the game in 1988 against Texas Tech in Tokyo.

  • Jen in Chicago | January 14, 2008 at 12:20 pm |

    Hey – within the pictorial on the College Greatest Players by Uni Number – anyone notice that in the picture for # 43 – William “The Refrigerator” Perry is at left in the shot?

  • Frank Kaiser | May 16, 2008 at 11:40 am |

    I e-mailed paul about this and he asked me to post it on the comments section to see if any one else out there might know this one….I’m a huge michigan football fan, and loved seeing the pride stickers they used to have (the blue wolverine inside a maize football shaped sticker.) so I had some made up from an original i had recieved while attending fotball camp at michigan when i was in high school and i now sell those replicas on e-bay as i’ve found several others who also miss seeing the pride awards build up on wolverine helmets over the course of the season. i had one of my customers inform me that i was incorrect in the placement of the stickers. i had always seen the wolverine’s snout face out on either side of the helmet, all the pics and film i have found have the wolverine facing out, but this guy claims to have worked in the athletic dept. at michigan while a student there and swears up and down that it was mandatory that the stickers face inward. i have asked him for some proof and have scoured the internet for pics to try to find some evidence of the wolverines facing in. could anyone advise on this matter. i hate to upset a customer if this might be a case of “you’re both right” thanks to anyone who can help!

    Frank