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Hot Pants

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Big news item yesterday, in case you missed it, is that Seahawks kicker Josh Brown marked himself as a big wuss and an even bigger idiot by announcing that he’ll be wearing heated pants for Saturday’s playoff game against the Packers in Green Bay, thereby dishonoring the spirit of the Ice Bowl, the 1982 AFC Championship Game, and Bud Grant’s “No heaters on the sideline” rule (and, more importantly, depriving us of our God-given right to watch a grown man shiver in the cold while we sit in our nice cozy homes, which is what playoff football is all about).

As you might imagine, this story was like chum in the water for assorted media sharks. In Green Bay, the Press-Gazette immediately posted this photo, with the following caption: “Seahawks kicker Josh Brown, who plans to wear heated warmup pants in Saturday’s NFC playoff game at Lambeau Field, isn’t trying to stay warm in this picture. He’s being hugged by teammate Grant Wistrom after kicking a game-winning field goal against Detroit in September 2006. Of course, that game was played inside, at Ford Field.” And in Seattle, the blog Seattlest compared Josh Brown to James Brown, the latter of whom, of course, had a big hit in 1971 with “Hot Pants.”

The hunch here is that Brown isn’t the first NFL player to resort to heated pants — he’s just the first one stupid enough to admit it. I hereby predict that his ill-advised revelation will lead to the following actions:

• More cheeseheads than usual will show up at Lambeau wearing shorts.

• The aforementioned James Brown tune will be played over the Lambeau sound system at every opportunity.

• At least one tailgater will burn Brown in effigy, accompanied by a little sign that reads, “Hey, Josh, hot enough for ya?”

Incidentally, while googling “hot pants” in search of a photo to run with today’s entry, I was intrigued to come across this, which linked back to this. Who knew?! Certainly not me.

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Uni Watch News Ticker: Liberty started the basketball season with new uniforms (home, road) but has now taken the unusual step of making a mid-season switch — to NikeWorld, unfortunately (here’s a rear and side view). Jonathan Carone, provided all of these pics, notes that while most of the NOBs were direct-sewn, Alex McLean had a nameplate when the new design debuted on Tuesday night. “I can only assume that the original was messed up,” he writes. Also, one of the reserves was stuck wearing one of the old jerseys, although he had the new shorts. … Michael Seabaugh notes that Ohio State had a bad omen before Monday night’s BCS game had even started. … Yesterday I asked if anyone knew about Arizona State wearing gold uniforms against Arizona in 1989. ASU media relations rep Randy Policar promptly responded with this, this, and this. “We actually wore them twice,” he writes. “Once against Arizona in 1989 and once against USC in 1990. We got beaten badly both times, and they have never been worn again.” … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: A set of one of history’s greatest stirrup designs is available on eBay. … Eagle-eyed catch by Nicole Haase, who noticed a TV graphic that showed UConn with a Longhorns logo. … Newest Uni Watch reader: Rob Klingenberger‘s mascot, Katana, who apparently finds the site rather fascinating.

 

224 comments to Hot Pants

  • Rick From Cedar Park, TX | January 10, 2008 at 8:02 am |

    Okay, I’ve decided, I do not like all yellow uniforms. They hurt my eyes and do not do anything to support the masculinity of a male athlete. I put yellow below purple on my list.

  • Stuby | January 10, 2008 at 8:06 am |

    Can’t help but think of Charlie Finley’s famous ‘Hot-Pants Day’, which gave free admission to an A’s game to any woman wearing said article of clothing.

  • derek | January 10, 2008 at 8:15 am |

    Goose is going to be wearing a yankees cap in the hall, also is it just me or is he stupid for saying he would have used steroids if they were more prevalent in baseball when he played.

  • Brian | January 10, 2008 at 8:16 am |

    First Seattle scraps the NFL’s best uniforms (silver helmets and royal blue jerseys with the hawks on the sleeves) for the monstrosities that they currently wear. Then they decide to trick them out with snot green gloves and cleats. Now they have a kicker wearing heated pants? Almost makes me ashamed to be a Seahawks fan. Full shame will come if I hear “we want the ball and we’re gonna score” come out of Matt Hasslebeck’s mouth on Saturday.

  • derek | January 10, 2008 at 8:16 am |

    http://sportsillustr...

    heres the link

  • Chris The Goalie in Miami | January 10, 2008 at 8:16 am |

    Hey Paul,
    I was watching the Miami Heat- Milwakee Bucks Pregame (about the only Highlight of a Heat Telecast now a days), and noticed Maurice “Mo” Williams has a Captains C on his Right Shoulder. Once Clip I saw was from last weeks Bucks/Heat Tilt last week. On another, the C was visible in white on the Green Jersey.

    Is this news?

    Chris

  • Paul Lukas | January 10, 2008 at 8:23 am |

    [quote comment=”201055″]Hey Paul,
    I was watching the Miami Heat- Milwakee Bucks Pregame (about the only Highlight of a Heat Telecast now a days), and noticed Maurice “Mo” Williams has a Captains C on his Right Shoulder. Once Clip I saw was from last weeks Bucks/Heat Tilt last week. On another, the C was visible in white on the Green Jersey.

    Is this news?[/quote]

    Nope. The Bucks have been using captaincy “C”s for several years now.

  • Robert | January 10, 2008 at 8:25 am |

    Josh Brown went to college at a cold Midwestern school that shall remain nameless, so he should be used to the cold. I am ashamed.

  • Assgrabber | January 10, 2008 at 8:30 am |

    I came across this picture this morning of the Hershey Bears.

    http://blog.pennlive...

    Do all NHL/AHL affiliates have their parent’s organizations on thier uniforms?

  • Breezy | January 10, 2008 at 8:34 am |

    Are you kidding me? Will people actually buy these things?

    http://www.sportrobe...

  • Bruce | January 10, 2008 at 8:35 am |

    [quote comment=”201058″]Josh Brown went to college at a cold Midwestern school that shall remain nameless, so he should be used to the cold. I am ashamed.[/quote]

    Nebraska

  • LI Phil | January 10, 2008 at 8:37 am |
  • Jerry | January 10, 2008 at 8:39 am |

    That UCONN, Longhorns link looks alot like they used a Memphis logo with Marquette.

  • Chris The Goalie in Miami | January 10, 2008 at 8:39 am |

    Thanks for the Quick Reply. I went and microwaved my breakfast, and BAM…it was there. Like an F on a Final Exam.

    ;) BTW, how depressing is it that the only good thing on TV opposite of Mike and Mike is BECKER. And M&M has WAY too many commercials and breaks in programming.

    Chris

  • teamcinnamon | January 10, 2008 at 8:39 am |

    Yes – the ‘Hot Pants Patrol’! A few years ago when they knocked down the Vet, with all the nostalgia and whatnot, I remember them being mentioned and an interview with one of the members of the old squad.

    Needless to say, she looked much better in the 70’s.

    Now – Is this a natural evolution from this?

    Perhaps.

  • Jerry | January 10, 2008 at 8:41 am |

    [quote comment=”201064″]That UCONN, Longhorns link looks alot like they used a Memphis logo with Marquette.[/quote]

    I see what you mean with the UCONN, Texas thing as well.

    But it also looks like they used the Memphis logo for Marquette, it’s hard to tell with the quaility of the picture.

  • Kek | January 10, 2008 at 8:42 am |

    [quote comment=”201052″]Goose is going to be wearing a yankees cap in the hall, also is it just me or is he stupid for saying he would have used steroids if they were more prevalent in baseball when he played.[/quote]
    Not stupid, just honest. I have to respect that. More truthful than, oh, I don’t know, going before congress and pointing your finger and people claiming you’ve taken any performance enhancers and then have cloudy piss the next time you’re tested!

  • todd krevanchi | January 10, 2008 at 8:47 am |

    [quote comment=”201061″]Are you kidding me? Will people actually buy these things?

    http://www.sportrobe...

    they look surprisingly accurate, so i’d say yes, there probably is a good market for them.

    although ive never been a “robe guy”, i’d accept a bulls jordan one as a gift with no reservations.

  • Shaftman | January 10, 2008 at 8:50 am |

    [quote comment=”201061″]Are you kidding me? Will people actually buy these things?

    http://www.sportrobe...

    In all fairness I was at the Mets Clubhouse Shop during the holiday buying (mad rush) season and saw the Mets one based on their pinstripe uni’s and I almost bought one for my brother. I thought that they were awesome looking.

  • Ryan B | January 10, 2008 at 8:52 am |

    [quote comment=”201059″]I came across this picture this morning of the Hershey Bears.

    http://blog.pennlive...

    Do all NHL/AHL affiliates have their parent’s organizations on thier uniforms?[/quote]

    I’m pretty sure the Hartford Wolf Pack do (at least in the past they did). Don’t have a pic handy, if I find one I’ll post it.

  • Shaftman | January 10, 2008 at 8:53 am |

    [quote comment=”201059″]I came across this picture this morning of the Hershey Bears.

    http://blog.pennlive...

    Do all NHL/AHL affiliates have their parent’s organizations on thier uniforms?[/quote]

    The Albany River Rats do.

  • DJ | January 10, 2008 at 8:54 am |

    Do all NHL/AHL affiliates have their parent’s organizations on thier uniforms?

    The Blackhawk affiliate in Rockford does. The Chicago Wolves, who are affiliated with the Atlanta Thrashers, do not.

  • Shaftman | January 10, 2008 at 8:56 am |

    [quote comment=”201072″][quote comment=”201059″]I came across this picture this morning of the Hershey Bears.

    http://blog.pennlive...

    Do all NHL/AHL affiliates have their parent’s organizations on thier uniforms?[/quote]

    I’m pretty sure the Hartford Wolf Pack do (at least in the past they did). Don’t have a pic handy, if I find one I’ll post it.[/quote]

    Look on the right shoulder.

  • todd krevanchi | January 10, 2008 at 8:56 am |

    [quote comment=”201065″]
    ;) BTW, how depressing is it that the only good thing on TV opposite of Mike and Mike is BECKER. And M&M has WAY too many commercials and breaks in programming.

    Chris[/quote]

    as a product of that “era”, i tend to flip between M&M, and Saved by the Bell while getting ready. its always a treat when they show “the college years” episodes, because as Mike Golic takes me to commercial, i can then flip over to see his brother Bob helping Zach and Slater out of another jam…

    sometimes its nice to stay on espn2. although she is terrible as on air talent, sage steele has a phenomenal body, and is smoking hot.

  • werthj | January 10, 2008 at 8:56 am |

    The Marquette logo looks fine to me

  • Stuby | January 10, 2008 at 8:58 am |

    [quote comment=”201069″][quote comment=”201061″]Are you kidding me? Will people actually buy these things?

    http://www.sportrobe...

    they look surprisingly accurate, so i’d say yes, there probably is a good market for them.

    although ive never been a “robe guy”, i’d accept a bulls jordan one as a gift with no reservations.[/quote]
    I’d accept one as a gift too, but would you wear one to a game?

  • John | January 10, 2008 at 8:59 am |

    [quote comment=”201067″][quote comment=”201064″]That UCONN, Longhorns link looks alot like they used a Memphis logo with Marquette.[/quote]

    I see what you mean with the UCONN, Texas thing as well.

    But it also looks like they used the Memphis logo for Marquette, it’s hard to tell with the quaility of the picture.[/quote]
    No I’m pretty sure thats a Marquette Logo becasue ESPN uses a Memphis logo with a tiger that is clearly visible.

  • todd krevanchi | January 10, 2008 at 9:02 am |

    a. shaftman, thanks for starting my day off right with that pic of my girl sue…

    b. obvious that asu wore them in 2 separate games based on darren woodson’s 2 different facemasks…

    c. in that third photo darren woodson is pictured with phillippi sparks, father of 07 american idol winner jordin sparks.

  • Shaftman | January 10, 2008 at 9:04 am |

    [quote comment=”201078″][quote comment=”201069″][quote comment=”201061″]Are you kidding me? Will people actually buy these things?

    http://www.sportrobe...

    they look surprisingly accurate, so i’d say yes, there probably is a good market for them.

    although ive never been a “robe guy”, i’d accept a bulls jordan one as a gift with no reservations.[/quote]
    I’d accept one as a gift too, but would you wear one to a game?[/quote]

    No never to a game…unless that game is in my living room with my big screen.

  • LI Phil | January 10, 2008 at 9:04 am |

    [quote comment=”201078″]I’d accept one as a gift too, but would you wear one to a game?[/quote]

    if this guy dresses like that…i doubt he’d be to proud to wear one to a game

    of course, i’m fairly certain this guy will be wearing one at lambeau

  • Matt D. | January 10, 2008 at 9:05 am |

    [quote comment=”201059″]I came across this picture this morning of the Hershey Bears.

    http://blog.pennlive...

    Do all NHL/AHL affiliates have their parent’s organizations on thier uniforms?[/quote]

    It’s not mandatory, but some do. Those who share the parent team’s name (including the two within driving distance for me, WB-Scranton and Binghamton),of course, have no need. I just did quick research on this year’s Rochester Americans uni and they have no buffaslug on their uniform (Thank Heavens!)
    I grew up watching the Binghamton Whalers and i remember, during the 4 seasons of being a joint farm team with Washington, they has a Capitals patch on one shoulder. I don’t remember exactly (and can’t track down a picture), but I think they recolored the Caps patch green to match the rest of the jersey.

  • LI Phil | January 10, 2008 at 9:05 am |

    *too proud

  • Shaftman | January 10, 2008 at 9:06 am |

    [quote comment=”201080″]a. shaftman, thanks for starting my day off right with that pic of my girl sue…

    b. obvious that asu wore them in 2 separate games based on darren woodson’s 2 different facemasks…

    c. in that third photo darren woodson is pictured with phillippi sparks, father of 07 american idol winner jordin sparks.[/quote]

    I do it all for my buddy from Lawn Guyland.

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

    [quote comment=”201085″]I do it all for my buddy from Lawn Guyland.[/quote]

    hey…you can see my house in that pic :{

  • Matt D. | January 10, 2008 at 9:10 am |

    Sweet mercy, are those ASU uniforms hard on the eyes!

  • Rick From Cedar Park, TX | January 10, 2008 at 9:11 am |

    [quote comment=”201063″]hot pants patrol[/quote]

    Thanks Phil! We can always count on you to get the important images.

  • LI Phil | January 10, 2008 at 9:14 am |

    if she were old enough back then, she would have been a charter member of the HPP, no question

    and rick, yer welcome

  • Ben | January 10, 2008 at 9:15 am |

    Looks like Matt Hasselbeck is wearing those Phiten bands
    http://www.jsonline....

  • Ben | January 10, 2008 at 9:15 am |

    Looks like Matt Hasselbeck is wearing those Phiten bands
    http://www.jsonline....

  • Mike V. | January 10, 2008 at 9:18 am |
  • Mike Engle | January 10, 2008 at 9:20 am |

    [quote comment=”201092″]Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins do[/quote]
    As do the Hurricanes’ affiliate.

  • mg12 | January 10, 2008 at 9:23 am |

    Does anyone else find it funny that Liberty has the word “flames” written on the back side of their shorts.

    http://photos-b.ak.f...

    Maybe it’s just a little Montezuma’s Revenge.

    Sorry, it is early and my humor is still stuck in elementary mode.

  • Breezy | January 10, 2008 at 9:24 am |

    [quote comment=”201092″]Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins do[/quote]

    Those Baby Penguins jerseys (sweaters, whatever) are sweet. It’s too bad they gave up the baby blue though, I always kind of liked those.

  • Philly William | January 10, 2008 at 9:31 am |

    [quote comment=”201059″]I came across this picture this morning of the Hershey Bears.

    http://blog.pennlive...

    Do all NHL/AHL affiliates have their parent’s organizations on thier uniforms?[/quote]

    The Devils just went ahead and renamed their AHL and ECHL teams the Devils as well.

  • Mike | January 10, 2008 at 9:34 am |

    I do not know if this would be worthy of a full article, but many police and fire organizations across the country have sports teams. Of course being the largest FD in the country, the FDNY has teams in the major sports such as: hockey: http://www.fdnyhocke... basball: http://nyfd.com/base... and soccer: http://www.fdnysocce...

    This weekend here in the DC area the FBI and the Secret Service are playing a charity hockey game between their two teams. Some do a better job at uniforms than others http://www.dcfirehoc...

    Anyway, does your community have a public safety sports team?

    http://www.npsfl.com...

  • Seth H | January 10, 2008 at 9:35 am |

    The Albany River Rats do.

    The River Rats are no longer a Devils’ affiliate. As shown in post 41, Albany is Carolina’s top minor league team.

    The Lowell Devils are now the Devils’ top minor league team. There is no NJ shoulder patch: http://www.lowelldev...
    Of course, the team affiliation is pretty clear from the name.

    The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the Islanders’ affiliate, have a patch: http://www.soundtige...

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

    [quote comment=”201102″]The Albany River Rats do.

    The River Rats are no longer a Devils’ affiliate. As shown in post 41, Albany is Carolina’s top minor league team.

    The Lowell Devils are now the Devils’ top minor league team. There is no NJ shoulder patch: http://www.lowelldev...
    Of course, the team affiliation is pretty clear from the name.

    The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the Islanders’ affiliate, have a patch: http://www.soundtige...

    I didn’t realize that they had switched. Either way though…. The Albany River Rats have a patch of their NHL team.

  • Rick | January 10, 2008 at 9:43 am |

    Paul, I read that “O-O-H-I” goof occurred when the teams were running out onto the field after halftime, not before the game…….

  • Nicole | January 10, 2008 at 9:45 am |

    Here’s a little clearer, less zoomed photo of the Marquette graphic

    http://bp3.blogger.c...

    Otherwise, go here and you can see the two pics next to each other.
    http://cutesports.bl...

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

    Ahh I wish we could see a little more hot pants in everyday life. Look at this Southwest Airlines ad from the 70s.

  • Chris The Goalie in Miami | January 10, 2008 at 9:52 am |

    The Rochester Americans share an affiliate with the florida panthers I believe.

    Most teams that do not have a affliate on the jersey probably share the team.

    In addition, Todd. The worst thing about save by the bell for me is the wardrobe.

    Unfortunatly, I fall asleep at night with Sportscenter on… and I wake up with Mike and Mike’s Sage Steele blabbing about the same stories… lol.

    Chris

  • Eriq Jaffe | January 10, 2008 at 9:52 am |

    Back in the early ’70s, the White Sox had something similar to the HPP they called the Soxettes.

    In this photo (the only one I could find of them), Bill Melton shows 3 Soxettes how well he, uh, handles his stick.

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

    [quote comment=”201087″]Sweet mercy, are those ASU uniforms hard on the eyes![/quote]

    Yes consider yourself lucky.

    I was there both times they ran out in the banana uniforms. The first time I was in complete shock like many other fans, the second time there was a considerable groan.

    In both instances there was no previous announcement of wearing a different uniform, much less one seemingly sponsored by Chiquita.

  • DZ | January 10, 2008 at 9:56 am |

    The Grand Rapids Griffins do as well (Red Wings AHL club).

  • Rick | January 10, 2008 at 9:56 am |

    Paul, I read that “O-O-H-I” goof occurred when the teams were running out onto the field after halftime, not before the game…….[quote comment=”201089″]if she were old enough back then, she would have been a charter member of the HPP, no question

    and rick, yer welcome[/quote]

    Amen

    This is allegedly the final straw that got Kris traded from the Mets. Her Mrs. Claus outfit……. http://blogs.nydaily...

  • Shane | January 10, 2008 at 9:57 am |

    The Providence Bruins don’t wear a Boston patch, but they do wear the same shoulder patch that Boston wore up until this year.

    The new unis are terrible. The yellow on the road blacks looks almost fluorescent in person.

  • JoeS | January 10, 2008 at 9:58 am |

    [quote comment=”201101″]I do not know if this would be worthy of a full article, but many police and fire organizations across the country have sports teams. Of course being the largest FD in the country, the FDNY has teams in the major sports such as: hockey: http://www.fdnyhocke... basball: http://nyfd.com/base... and soccer: http://www.fdnysocce...

    This weekend here in the DC area the FBI and the Secret Service are playing a charity hockey game between their two teams. Some do a better job at uniforms than others http://www.dcfirehoc...

    Anyway, does your community have a public safety sports team?

    http://www.npsfl.com...

    My home town has an annual charity hockey game between the fire department and police department dubbed “Pigs-n-Heat“. Of course, when I was a kid I thought it was “pigs in heat” which is something altogether different.

  • Rick From Cedar Park, TX | January 10, 2008 at 9:58 am |

    Thanks for the early post this morning Paul.

    I really think it shows the interest in this site when there are 54 posts by 25 different people before 10:00am Eastern time.

  • Rick | January 10, 2008 at 9:59 am |

    Not uni-related at all, but the NHL is hoping to revamp the skills competition, by introducing a slam dunk style event, something like a trick shot shootout…….

    http://www.tsn.ca/bl...

  • Jonathan | January 10, 2008 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment=”201094″]Does anyone else find it funny that Liberty has the word “flames” written on the back side of their shorts.

    http://photos-b.ak.f...

    Maybe it’s just a little Montezuma’s Revenge.

    Sorry, it is early and my humor is still stuck in elementary mode.[/quote]

    It’s better than it was. We did have our logo on the back of the shorts and it just didn’t look good.

  • Shane | January 10, 2008 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”201120″]Not uni-related at all, but the NHL is hoping to revamp the skills competition, by introducing a slam dunk style event, something like a trick shot shootout…….

    http://www.tsn.ca/bl...

    If anything, they should throw the All-Star game outdoors.

  • Stan aka the took | January 10, 2008 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment=”201061″]Are you kidding me? Will people actually buy these things?

    http://www.sportrobe...

    LOVELY… I am seriously picking one up. The Mets pin stripe one.

  • Perry | January 10, 2008 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”201052″]Goose is going to be wearing a yankees cap in the hall, also is it just me or is he stupid for saying he would have used steroids if they were more prevalent in baseball when he played.[/quote]

    Do you have a citation for that? Because that is just completely at odds with everything I’ve heard him say on the subject.

  • Perry | January 10, 2008 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”201124″][quote comment=”201052″]Goose is going to be wearing a yankees cap in the hall, also is it just me or is he stupid for saying he would have used steroids if they were more prevalent in baseball when he played.[/quote]

    Do you have a citation for that? Because that is just completely at odds with everything I’ve heard him say on the subject.[/quote]

    Okay, I just read the SI story. Wow.

  • teamcinnamon | January 10, 2008 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”201099″][quote comment=”201059″]I came across this picture this morning of the Hershey Bears.

    http://blog.pennlive...

    Do all NHL/AHL affiliates have their parent’s organizations on thier uniforms?[/quote]

    The Devils just went ahead and renamed their AHL and ECHL teams the Devils as well.[/quote]

    Does “Trenton Devils” sound better than “Trenton Titans”?

    Push.

  • Shaftman | January 10, 2008 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”201122″][quote comment=”201120″]Not uni-related at all, but the NHL is hoping to revamp the skills competition, by introducing a slam dunk style event, something like a trick shot shootout…….

    http://www.tsn.ca/bl...

    If anything, they should throw the All-Star game outdoors.[/quote]

    I think that it would be cool to do that, but at the same time it would take away some of the intrigue if they were to do another Winter Classic. Don’t beat this horse to death because it’s one of the few things (marketing wise) that the NHL is doing right.

  • al | January 10, 2008 at 10:19 am |

    The NFL raffle made me think that there will be a huge NFL sale at the end of the season as the NFL is going to try to get rid of everything with the old logo, getting ready for the

  • al | January 10, 2008 at 10:20 am |

    sorry … getting ready for the new logo

  • John | January 10, 2008 at 10:20 am |

    Another Hot Pants Patrol pic, with a short description of their duties. Small, but legible.

    here

    What’s up with the dude, though? Look at that ridiculous poker face..and is she not attempting some blockage and looking at him like, “Not here!” So 70’s!

  • Joe H | January 10, 2008 at 10:22 am |

    Today’s main picture made me instantly think of this!

    Long Live Never Nudes!

  • Peter | January 10, 2008 at 10:22 am |

    Here’s a fun one, in 2003-2004 the Hamilton Bulldogs were affiliated with both Montreal and Edmonton, this shows the back and sleeves of that sweater. I’m pretty sure they still have the Canadiens logo on their current sweaters.

  • The Ol Goaler | January 10, 2008 at 10:23 am |

    [quote comment=”201074″]Do all NHL/AHL affiliates have their parent’s organizations on thier uniforms?

    The Blackhawk affiliate in Rockford does. The Chicago Wolves, who are affiliated with the Atlanta Thrashers, do not.[/quote]
    Add the Peoria Rivermen to the list of AHL teams with their parent club’s logo on the shoulder. (They’re playing Rockford, so the shot’s a two-for-one!)

  • Shane | January 10, 2008 at 10:23 am |

    [quote comment=”201127″][quote comment=”201122″][quote comment=”201120″]Not uni-related at all, but the NHL is hoping to revamp the skills competition, by introducing a slam dunk style event, something like a trick shot shootout…….

    http://www.tsn.ca/bl...

    If anything, they should throw the All-Star game outdoors.[/quote]

    I think that it would be cool to do that, but at the same time it would take away some of the intrigue if they were to do another Winter Classic. Don’t beat this horse to death because it’s one of the few things (marketing wise) that the NHL is doing right.[/quote]

    Yeah. Either/or. It’d be nice to have one outdoor game a year though, be it the all-star game or another Winter Classic.

    (and even as a Bruins fan, I’d love to pick up one of those throwback Penguins sweaters..)

  • teamcinnamon | January 10, 2008 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”201107″]Ahh I wish we could see a little more hot pants in everyday life. Look at this Southwest Airlines ad from the 70s.[/quote]

    This is curious coming from the company who kicked a girl off one of their flights last year because her skirt was too short.

  • TF | January 10, 2008 at 10:26 am |

    I don’t remember this helmet. Anyone else?

    http://www.checkoutm...

  • Kyle at IU | January 10, 2008 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”201123″][quote comment=”201061″]Are you kidding me? Will people actually buy these things?

    http://www.sportrobe...

    LOVELY… I am seriously picking one up. The Mets pin stripe one.[/quote]

    For real…once they open up their “Collegiate Licensed Product’ line, I will be rockin’ my red Indiana robe all the time, including at basketball games (maybe football too, assuming the weather is ideal for it).

    Hey Paul, random aside: is there a particular format you want the raffle e-mails in? I feel like you may have mentioned it sometime in the past, but i cannot remember at all what you might have said…

  • teamcinnamon | January 10, 2008 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”201131″]Today’s main picture made me instantly think of this!

    Long Live Never Nudes![/quote]

    Tobias!

  • 13monkeys | January 10, 2008 at 10:28 am |

    Saw the Celtics v Bobcats live last night and the typeface makes this jersey number look even more horrible in person.
    yikes

  • Andy | January 10, 2008 at 10:30 am |

    I think the general assumption is that kickers are wussy girly-men anyway, so I don’t see what the big deal is with Josh Brown saying he’s going to wear heated pants.
    If he were a linebacker, this would be different…because linebackers are tough and awesome.

  • Kyle at IU | January 10, 2008 at 10:34 am |

    RE: those robes..

    Let me say that I WOULD get one if they didn’t cost a hundred freakin’ dollars. What are these things made out of, polar bears?

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 10:35 am |

    I have all four pairs of the Nike Oregon swingman shorts. Across the back, similar to the wordmark on the Liberty shorts, the nickmame DUCKS is embroidered. My wife was kind enough to point out that when the shorts crease, the word looks more like DICKS in a most unfortunate area as well.

    NTTATWWI

  • Kim | January 10, 2008 at 10:35 am |

    It appears that the Philadelphia Phantoms do not have a Flyers logo. Going by this picture.

    Of course, it could have something to do with the chest logo being a derivative of the Flyers logo, or that they play in the Flyers’ old building across the street, etc.

    It’s interesting that they seem to have ‘Kleenex’ as a helmet sponsor, though.

  • Kim | January 10, 2008 at 10:40 am |

    Looking at this Phantoms picture. How about the redundant Reebok logo creep?

    The ‘standard’ Reebok logo is on the rear collar, but the AHL and Reebok logos are also on the shirts tail.

  • Mike | January 10, 2008 at 10:44 am |

    [quote comment=”201137″]I don’t remember this helmet. Anyone else?

    http://www.checkoutm...

    Oh yeh, absolutely. I think Charlie Hustle may have worn that helmet during his stay North of the Border.

  • LI Phil | January 10, 2008 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”201139″][quote comment=”201131″]Today’s main picture made me instantly think of this!

    Long Live Never Nudes![/quote]

    Tobias![/quote]

    was there ever a more underappreciated show than AD? ever?

    /back to unis

  • Shaftman | January 10, 2008 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”201137″]I don’t remember this helmet. Anyone else?

    http://www.checkoutm...

    Looks like they had it for, at least, the 1983 season.

  • teamcinnamon | January 10, 2008 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”201145″]It appears that the Philadelphia Phantoms do not have a Flyers logo. Going by this picture.

    Of course, it could have something to do with the chest logo being a derivative of the Flyers logo, or that they play in the Flyers’ old building across the street, etc.

    It’s interesting that they seem to have ‘Kleenex’ as a helmet sponsor, though.[/quote]

    And Toyota!

    I never noticed that before.

  • Kek | January 10, 2008 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”201149″][quote comment=”201137″]I don’t remember this helmet. Anyone else?

    http://www.checkoutm...

    Looks like they had it for, at least, the 1983 season.[/quote]
    Wasn’t that the standard helmet they used during the beachball hat era?

  • teamcinnamon | January 10, 2008 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”201146″]Looking at this Phantoms picture. How about the redundant Reebok logo creep?

    The ‘standard’ Reebok logo is on the rear collar, but the AHL and Reebok logos are also on the shirts tail.[/quote]

    Their new jerseys for this year are fantastically horrid.

    And purple.

  • Shaftman | January 10, 2008 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”201149″][quote comment=”201137″]I don’t remember this helmet. Anyone else?

    http://www.checkoutm...

    Looks like they had it for, at least, the 1983 season.[/quote]

    With an ear flap.

    Catching version.

  • Peter | January 10, 2008 at 10:51 am |

    Working link for the bulldogs sweater. I am a Seahawks fan and haven’t weighed in on the uniform debate. I’ll admit that when I first saw that green trim I wasn’t sure what to feel about it. I definitely don’t like it on the shoes, seems pretty cartoonish. However, I dont mind it on the jersey as long as it is understated. As for the kicker wearing warm pants, he’s a kicker! Who cares what he does. Now if Lofa Tatupu did that it might be a story. Is it even going to be that cold in Green Bay? It’s not like playing in Saskatchewan even in November, when last year’s Vanier Cup had a game time temperature of like -15.

  • Shane | January 10, 2008 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment=”201152″][quote comment=”201146″]Looking at this Phantoms picture. How about the redundant Reebok logo creep?

    The ‘standard’ Reebok logo is on the rear collar, but the AHL and Reebok logos are also on the shirts tail.[/quote]

    Their new jerseys for this year are fantastically horrid.

    And purple.[/quote]

    It seems like every time I’ve gone to a game in Albany this year, they’ve played Philly. Erg.

  • ryan c #40 | January 10, 2008 at 10:58 am |

    First Seattle scraps the NFL’s best uniforms (silver helmets and royal blue jerseys with the hawks on the sleeves) for the monstrosities that they currently wear. Then they decide to trick them out with snot green gloves and cleats. Now they have a kicker wearing heated pants? Almost makes me ashamed to be a Seahawks fan. Full shame will come if I hear “we want the ball and we’re gonna score” come out of Matt Hasslebeck’s mouth on Saturday

    ugh! thanks goodness we (steelers) beat them in the super bowl… otherwise i would of done something bad… like kick a strangers dog! and i’m not a violent person! i’m a lover, not a fighter! not… that i make love to dogs, i’m just saying… ummm… ugh… *change subject*… geez, don’t those yellow ASU jerseys suck! yeah!

  • Justin B | January 10, 2008 at 11:01 am |

    Paul – I like the little snippet today on Page 2.

  • joe | January 10, 2008 at 11:02 am |

    [quote comment=”201059″]I came across this picture this morning of the Hershey Bears.

    http://blog.pennlive...

    Do all NHL/AHL affiliates have their parent’s organizations on thier uniforms?[/quote]

    not all do, the chicago wolves (atlanta) do not wear any ugly atlanta stuff. Sadly the rockford icehogs, formerly of the UHL and this year the AHL affiliate of the Blackhawks removed their sweet pig butt shoulder patches for small indian head patches on the shoulders.

  • Dan King | January 10, 2008 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”201126″][quote comment=”201099″][quote comment=”201059″]I came across this picture this morning of the Hershey Bears.

    http://blog.pennlive...

    Do all NHL/AHL affiliates have their parent’s organizations on thier uniforms?[/quote]

    The Devils just went ahead and renamed their AHL and ECHL teams the Devils as well.[/quote]

    Does “Trenton Devils” sound better than “Trenton Titans”?

    Push.[/quote]

    when i went to visit my girlfriends family in Mass we went to a Lowell vs Worcester game and she kept complaining about them changing their name from the Loch Monsters. i do have to say she is one of the best girlfriends ever for buying me this for my birthday

  • E_Ro | January 10, 2008 at 11:06 am |

    I’d like to thank everyone for reminding me how many AHL sweaters have been desecrated by rbk. why would you do that??

  • werthj | January 10, 2008 at 11:07 am |

    I second Justin’s praise of the Page 2 short. Love this picture.

  • Chance | January 10, 2008 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”201147″][quote comment=”201137″]I don’t remember this helmet. Anyone else?

    http://www.checkoutm...

    Oh yeh, absolutely. I think Charlie Hustle may have worn that helmet during his stay North of the Border.[/quote]

    It’s a great-looking helmet.

  • Nicole | January 10, 2008 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”201144″]I have all four pairs of the Nike Oregon swingman shorts. Across the back, similar to the wordmark on the Liberty shorts, the nickmame DUCKS is embroidered. My wife was kind enough to point out that when the shorts crease, the word looks more like DICKS in a most unfortunate area as well.

    NTTATWWI[/quote]

    My dad was a big man and in the 90’s he had these Adidas shorts that were the crinkly flight material and the adidas was embroidered across the butt in about 3 inch letters.Awful. We called them his Ad-ass shorts because all the letters in between Ad and As disappered

  • LI Phil | January 10, 2008 at 11:09 am |

    [quote]Sadly the rockford icehogs, formerly of the UHL and this year the AHL affiliate of the Blackhawks removed their sweet pig butt shoulder patches for small indian head patches on the shoulders.[/quote]

    pc in reverse?

  • Dave in VA | January 10, 2008 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”201130″]Another Hot Pants Patrol pic, with a short description of their duties. Small, but legible.

    here

    [/quote]

    I fondly remember the HPP as a kid growing up in Philly. Burgundy polyester jumpsuits with white knee-high vinyl boots. And the girls wearing them on sunny, humid August Sundays standing on the concrete floor of the Vet…I’ll bet THAT was comfortable.

  • Chance | January 10, 2008 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”201159″][quote comment=”201059″]I came across this picture this morning of the Hershey Bears.

    http://blog.pennlive...

    Do all NHL/AHL affiliates have their parent’s organizations on thier uniforms?[/quote]

    not all do, the chicago wolves (atlanta) do not wear any ugly atlanta stuff. Sadly the rockford icehogs, formerly of the UHL and this year the AHL affiliate of the Blackhawks removed their sweet pig butt shoulder patches for small indian head patches on the shoulders.[/quote]

    The Milwaukee Admirals’ uniforms don’t bear any mark of the Predators. You’d think, looking at their jerseys, that their parent club was slightly different.

  • Shane | January 10, 2008 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”201162″]I’d like to thank everyone for reminding me how many AHL sweaters have been desecrated by rbk. why would you do that??[/quote]

    Hey, the switch to RBK was a plus for Springfield. Or maybe it has more to do with switching affiliations (Edmonton now, formerly Tampa).

  • Rob K. | January 10, 2008 at 11:14 am |

    Paul, thanks for posting those pictures of Katana. That was the first time she climbed up onto the table. Now she sits in front of me pawing at the cursor every time I’m on my computer. Same with the TV. Yeah… we’re working on that…

    Speaking of Katana, wish her and her sister Chloe luck. They’re in for their spayings today. I’m only following Bob Barker’s orders!

    Oh, to keep this somewhat sports-related: I don’t know if the others talking about the Rochester Americans said this or not, but the Amerks’ owner screwed up the relationship with the Sabres, and starting next year, the Amerks are going to be affiliated only with the Florida Panthers (we have a few Panthers players now, but they’re mostly Sabres.)

    My first team is the Amerks, but I seriously doubt I’ll be able to root for the Panthers against the Sabres, my second team. This hurts a lot. Well, maybe not as much as Chloe and Katana will hurt this afternoon…

    Rob Klingenberger

  • Kek | January 10, 2008 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”201126″][quote comment=”201099″][quote comment=”201059″]I came across this picture this morning of the Hershey Bears.

    http://blog.pennlive...

    Do all NHL/AHL affiliates have their parent’s organizations on thier uniforms?[/quote]

    The Devils just went ahead and renamed their AHL and ECHL teams the Devils as well.[/quote]

    Does “Trenton Devils” sound better than “Trenton Titans”?

    Push.[/quote]
    My personal preference: I always pick the illiteration over the boring copying of the parent club.

    Plus, with the change they lost the cool bridge motif on their jersey.

    I know the original question was asked of AHL, but I’ve seen this in the ECHL too. My hometown Johnstown Chiefs used to be affiliated with Tampa Bay and they had a Lightning logo on their jersey. However, they are split this year on affilates (Colorado and Boston) and I don’t think they sport either logo.

    There was an interesting uni-moment at a game I was at last month: a player for the Chiefs was wearing a jersey that had a regular number but his “nameplate” was a piece of athletic tape with his last name written on it (like an NFL training camp helmet!) I wasn’t able to follow-up on it and get the story nor was I able to get a good enough shot with my cameraphone.

  • Shaftman | January 10, 2008 at 11:19 am |
  • joe | January 10, 2008 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”201166″][quote]Sadly the rockford icehogs, formerly of the UHL and this year the AHL affiliate of the Blackhawks removed their sweet pig butt shoulder patches for small indian head patches on the shoulders.[/quote]

    pc in reverse?[/quote]

    i went to an ice hogs game with my wife, then gf, and almost got the jersey about 6 years ago. Now I can’t get one. I want the old one with the pig shoulders and they are *impossible* to find, i’m kicking myself for not getting it back then.

  • Kim | January 10, 2008 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”201172″]Would this be logo creep?[/quote]

    No. That’s just creepy.

  • joe | January 10, 2008 at 11:28 am |

    The fastest skater will now just be a single sprint rather than circling the ice as in the past. I bet that rbk will claim the faster times are due to the lack of wind resistance from the lousy new jerseys.

  • Justin B | January 10, 2008 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”201172″]Would this be logo creep?[/quote]

    You would really have to be a die-hard fan to get one of those. (couldn’t resist.)

  • Kim | January 10, 2008 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”201175″]The fastest skater will now just be a single sprint rather than circling the ice as in the past. I bet that rbk will claim the faster times are due to the lack of wind resistance from the lousy new jerseys.[/quote]

    That was the original Fastest Skater competition. They just lined up a bunch of guys behind one goal line, blew the whistle and they just sprinted towards the other end (where copious amounts of padding had been positioned).

  • Justin | January 10, 2008 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”201163″]I second Justin’s praise of the Page 2 short. Love this picture.[/quote]

    At least one of those players is wearing shin guards.

  • Kek | January 10, 2008 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”201174″][quote comment=”201172″]Would this be logo creep?[/quote]

    No. That’s just creepy.[/quote]
    Not half as creepy as the Steeler fan’s funeral from a couple years back!

  • Ronnie Poore | January 10, 2008 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”201053″]First Seattle scraps the NFL’s best uniforms (silver helmets and royal blue jerseys with the hawks on the sleeves) for the monstrosities that they currently wear.[/quote]

    i think the “monstrosities” would be easier to take if they didn’t go same color top and bottom. how do you like my paintbox version of the home uni with white pants:
    http://s5.photobucke...

  • Teebz | January 10, 2008 at 12:01 pm |

    The teams that are independantly operated in the AHL have the option of putting their parent clubs’ logo on the jersey. The teams that are owned by the parent NHL franchise will ALWAYS have the logo on their jerseys.

    It makes sense, actually. Just because there’s an agreement between the franchises doesn’t mean that they are owned by the NHL franchise.

  • Rick From Cedar Park, TX | January 10, 2008 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”201185″][quote comment=”201053″]First Seattle scraps the NFL’s best uniforms (silver helmets and royal blue jerseys with the hawks on the sleeves) for the monstrosities that they currently wear.[/quote]

    i think the “monstrosities” would be easier to take if they didn’t go same color top and bottom. how do you like my paintbox version of the home uni with white pants:
    http://s5.photobucke...

    Yeah, that would be a definite improvement.

  • LI Phil | January 10, 2008 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”201185″][quote comment=”201053″]First Seattle scraps the NFL’s best uniforms (silver helmets and royal blue jerseys with the hawks on the sleeves) for the monstrosities that they currently wear.[/quote]

    i think the “monstrosities” would be easier to take if they didn’t go same color top and bottom. how do you like my paintbox version of the home uni with white pants:
    http://s5.photobucke...

    if you go back to monday’s blog & comments, we had quite a discussion about that

    btw…they did mix & match for one or two games & a preseason game or two when the uni’s first came out

  • Bobby G | January 10, 2008 at 12:07 pm |

    I play in the NPSFL with the Philadelphia Police and Fire Team call the “BlueFlame” Most of the uniforms arent anything special but they arent bad either

  • Nicole | January 10, 2008 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”201168″][quote comment=”201159″][quote comment=”201059″]I came across this picture this morning of the Hershey Bears.

    http://blog.pennlive...

    Do all NHL/AHL affiliates have their parent’s organizations on thier uniforms?[/quote]

    not all do, the chicago wolves (atlanta) do not wear any ugly atlanta stuff. Sadly the rockford icehogs, formerly of the UHL and this year the AHL affiliate of the Blackhawks removed their sweet pig butt shoulder patches for small indian head patches on the shoulders.[/quote]

    The Milwaukee Admirals’ uniforms don’t bear any mark of the Predators. You’d think, looking at their jerseys, that their parent club was slightly different.[/quote]

    The Ads are owned by a consortium – some of whom are either Brewers players or administration. The Brewers are actually a sponsor, so that’s why they wear the patch.

  • zip | January 10, 2008 at 12:14 pm |

    Actually, O-O-H-I made its appearance at the start of the second half.

  • todd krevanchi | January 10, 2008 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”201137″]I don’t remember this helmet. Anyone else?

    http://www.checkoutm...

    interesting, because thats the only helmet i remember montreal using during that uni-era…

    [quote comment=”201141″]I think the general assumption is that kickers are wussy girly-men anyway, so I don’t see what the big deal is with Josh Brown saying he’s going to wear heated pants.
    If he were a linebacker, this would be different…because linebackers are tough and awesome.[/quote]

    doesnt everyone performe everything better if they are warm and comfortable?

    [quote comment=”201143″]RE: those robes..

    Let me say that I WOULD get one if they didn’t cost a hundred freakin’ dollars. What are these things made out of, polar bears?[/quote]

    more like $200!!! but arent most robes pricey? isnt any robe, worth a salt, made with high grade textiles thus justifying its high price tag?

    [quote comment=”201144″]I have all four pairs of the Nike Oregon swingman shorts. Across the back, similar to the wordmark on the Liberty shorts, the nickmame DUCKS is embroidered. My wife was kind enough to point out that when the shorts crease, the word looks more like DICKS in a most unfortunate area as well.

    NTTATWWI[/quote]

    the nike swingman or elite shorts are great… i have like 6 or 7 carolina pairs. i just wish they had pockets!

    [quote comment=”201130″]Another Hot Pants Patrol pic, with a short description of their duties. Small, but legible.

    here

    What’s up with the dude, though? Look at that ridiculous poker face..and is she not attempting some blockage and looking at him like, “Not here!” So 70’s![/quote]

    wow. i thought that was the first advert for officially licensed team scrubs. tell me that doesnt look like a dentist and his hygenist, or a dr and a nurse.

  • Philly Bill | January 10, 2008 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”201182″][quote comment=”201174″][quote comment=”201172″]Would this be logo creep?[/quote]

    No. That’s just creepy.[/quote]
    Not half as creepy as the Steeler fan’s funeral from a couple years back![/quote]

    Or the KISS Kasket

    “Arr, matey. Nary a warning light to be seen. ‘Tis clear sailing ahead for our precious cargo.”

    “Uh, would that be the hot pants, sir?”

    Aye, the hot pants.”

  • Robert | January 10, 2008 at 12:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”201200″]Or the KISS Kasket

    [/quote]

    R.I.P. Dimebag.

  • Ken | January 10, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    In doing the reseach for the NHL/AHL logo question.
    I’m finding that most of the “jr” squads have some kind of parent designation (either same colors or similar logo or name)
    For example the new jersey farm team Lowell’s logo is similar to the Devils

    So far (about 1/2 way through) the only odd on is the Hartford Wolf Pack have the Liberty Head NYR patch on the yoke instead of the Rangers crest.

    More digging.. have a good day

  • DenverGregg | January 10, 2008 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”201185″][quote comment=”201053″]First Seattle scraps the NFL’s best uniforms (silver helmets and royal blue jerseys with the hawks on the sleeves) for the monstrosities that they currently wear.[/quote]

    i think the “monstrosities” would be easier to take if they didn’t go same color top and bottom. how do you like my paintbox version of the home uni with white pants:
    http://s5.photobucke...
    Definite improvement. Would be better yet if the socks were high whites with a stripe pattern echoing the pant stripe.

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 1:14 pm |

    I actually am a fiend for all types of Nike Swingman shorts. In addition to the afforementioned four Oregon “Dicks” shorts, I also have:

    Missouri:Gold
    Carolina: Road
    Kansas, the newer of the older Nike designs:Road
    Maryland: Road Red S.O.D.
    Maryland; Old style Road Red

    As well as a couple of the screenprinted replicas:

    Missouri White
    Old Block M Michigan Road

    The old Nike NBA swingmans were cool too:

    I’ve got:

    Dallas; Home
    Dallas:Road
    Portland; Road Black
    Lakers: Alt White

    I love them all

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 1:18 pm |

    The only problem, like I said yesterday, was that the new S.O.D. shorts are a mite bit long. The older swingmans were long but I look like EB:

    http://www.bitterfan...

    wearing wearing #32 Neon Boudreaux’s shorts!

  • Shaftman | January 10, 2008 at 1:22 pm |

    OT

    This article struck a chord with me, particularly so since we were discussing whether or not ST’s21” was getting overblown.

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 1:24 pm |

    The Oregon shorts haven’t helped my Hibernian House All Stars much the past few games. It seems that I’ve been channeling the shooting ability of these three guys, which hasn’t been pretty:

    http://cache.viewima...
    http://cache.viewima...

    and the worst of all:

    http://cache.viewima...

    “Sidney,You’d rather look good and lose,
    than look bad and win!”

  • Sean | January 10, 2008 at 1:27 pm |

    UCONN and LONGHORN logo,

    I think it means Longhorns at UCONN.

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 1:34 pm |

    This article struck a chord with me, particularly so since we were discussing whether or not ST’s “21” was getting overblown.

    I usually post informative yet hopefully entertaining quips, including those directly above.

    But stories like that of the Patriots Hill, remind me of our own mortality and that we should in fact enjoy every breath that we take. Unfortunately, I learned this lesson in June, when my 54 year old father passed away.

    Sean Taylor, Marquise Hill, Korey Stringer, Hank Powers etc. Mourn, grieve and respect however you deem fit!

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | January 10, 2008 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”201210″]The Oregon shorts haven’t helped my Hibernian House All Stars much the past few games. It seems that I’ve been channeling the shooting ability of these three guys, which hasn’t been pretty:

    http://cache.viewima...
    http://cache.viewima...

    and the worst of all:

    http://cache.viewima...

    “Sidney,You’d rather look good and lose,
    than look bad and win!”[/quote]

    laughing at the victor page reference.

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 1:41 pm |

    Todd,

    I’m still working on those contacts…I haven’t seen PC in a few days…Mid-Terms!

  • Jerico | January 10, 2008 at 1:42 pm |

    Re: Arizona State’s walking bananas–eesh. Now here’s someone from ASU who looks good in all yellow.

  • Teebz | January 10, 2008 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”201202″]In doing the reseach for the NHL/AHL logo question.
    I’m finding that most of the “jr” squads have some kind of parent designation (either same colors or similar logo or name)
    For example the new jersey farm team Lowell’s logo is similar to the Devils

    So far (about 1/2 way through) the only odd on is the Hartford Wolf Pack have the Liberty Head NYR patch on the yoke instead of the Rangers crest.

    More digging.. have a good day[/quote]

    Ahem… I don’t mean to repeat myself from comment #116, but…

    “The teams that are independantly operated in the AHL have the option of putting their parent clubs’ logo on the jersey. The teams that are owned by the parent NHL franchise will ALWAYS have the logo on their jerseys.

    It makes sense, actually. Just because there’s an agreement between the franchises doesn’t mean that they are owned by the NHL franchise.”

  • Kevin M. | January 10, 2008 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”201212″]UCONN and LONGHORN logo,

    I think it means Longhorns at UCONN.[/quote]

    It looks like that at first but if you look at the screen it says Marquette’s upcoming schedule and then lists the schools. Plus why would Notre Dame be playing itself if it was showing Texas at UCONN?

  • LI Phil | January 10, 2008 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote]Plus why would Notre Dame be playing itself[/quote]

    so it could win?

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 1:55 pm |

    Re: Arizona State’s walking bananas–eesh. Now here’s someone from ASU who looks good in all yellow.

    That’s the third individual pic that I’ve seen posted of her on this site! Me rikey!

    She doesn’t hold a candle to this one though:
    Forward to pic #25 or reverse to #5

  • Navy86 | January 10, 2008 at 1:55 pm |

    Regarding the all yellow unis, a few years back Navy wore all gold uniforms – helmets, jerseys, pants. I’ve looked for a picture but haven’t found one yet. Normally Navy wears gold helmets and pants, and either navy blue (home) or white (away) jerseys.

    Former head coach Paul Johnson said they’d never wear that combination while he was in charge because “they look like a bunch of french fries running around out there.”

  • todd krevanchi | January 10, 2008 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”201216″]Todd,

    I’m still working on those contacts…I haven’t seen PC in a few days…Mid-Terms![/quote]

    no sweat…

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 1:57 pm |

    Forgot to link…that yellow clad sun devil got me flustered:

    http://www.aubreyflo...

  • Kim | January 10, 2008 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”201218″][quote comment=”201202″]In doing the reseach for the NHL/AHL logo question.
    I’m finding that most of the “jr” squads have some kind of parent designation (either same colors or similar logo or name)
    For example the new jersey farm team Lowell’s logo is similar to the Devils

    So far (about 1/2 way through) the only odd on is the Hartford Wolf Pack have the Liberty Head NYR patch on the yoke instead of the Rangers crest.

    More digging.. have a good day[/quote]

    Ahem… I don’t mean to repeat myself from comment #116, but…

    “The teams that are independantly operated in the AHL have the option of putting their parent clubs’ logo on the jersey. The teams that are owned by the parent NHL franchise will ALWAYS have the logo on their jerseys.

    It makes sense, actually. Just because there’s an agreement between the franchises doesn’t mean that they are owned by the NHL franchise.”[/quote]

    “ALWAYS” seems to be a strong word.

    Philadelphia(AHL) is owned by Philadelphia(NHL), and they do not have a Flyers logo.

  • Rick From Cedar Park, TX | January 10, 2008 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”201217″]Re: Arizona State’s walking bananas–eesh. Now here’s someone from ASU who looks good in all yellow.[/quote]

    Or any other color … including purple.

  • Rick From Cedar Park, TX | January 10, 2008 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”201217″]Re: Arizona State’s walking bananas–eesh. Now here’s someone from ASU who looks good in all yellow.[/quote]

    Or any other color … including purple.

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 2:02 pm |

    Re: Arizona State’s walking bananas–eesh. Now here’s someone from ASU who looks good in all yellow.

    http://sportsillustr...

    Check out her ears…Methinks she is a fan of bush…

    Reggie, that is!

  • Kevin M. | January 10, 2008 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”201220″][quote]Plus why would Notre Dame be playing itself[/quote]

    so it could win?[/quote]

    Nah I still think they would lose.

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 2:04 pm |

    Re: Arizona State’s walking bananas–eesh. Now here’s someone from ASU who looks good in all yellow.

    Or any other color … including purple.

    Or white, gold and maroon

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 2:05 pm |

    Re: Arizona State’s walking bananas–eesh. Now here’s someone from ASU who looks good in all yellow.

    Or any other color … including purple.

    Or white, gold and maroon

    http://images.conque...

  • LI Phil | January 10, 2008 at 2:07 pm |

    holy shit…how come no one mentioned the shocker?

  • Assgrabber | January 10, 2008 at 2:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”201232″]holy shit…how come no one mentioned the shocker?[/quote]

    http://sportsillustr...

    !!!!

  • LI Phil | January 10, 2008 at 2:11 pm |

    …and yes…i DO know it’s a pitchfork

    still…

  • LI Phil | January 10, 2008 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”201235″]…and yes…i DO know it’s a pitchfork

    still…[/quote]

    pitchfork dammit

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 2:13 pm |

    In referencing these ASU girls, I am left pondering: “Why oh why did I ever spend my 4 and a half years of college on an island which was home to this,which is coincidentally visible from the moon:

    http://images1.comst...

    and this was my competition for the ladies:

    http://www.rochester...

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 2:16 pm |

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

    NUmber 4 and counting…keep em coming

    n.p.i

  • Fez Whatley | January 10, 2008 at 2:17 pm |

    Not all players in the AHL are the property of an NHL organization. They can sign contracts with the AHL team directly and have no affiliation with the “parent” club.

    Those Trenton Devils uniforms are BRUTAL!

    Funny that their web address is still trenton titans dot com

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 2:17 pm |

    Holy Schnikes,

    Number 5, I mean.

    Is this turning into Reallyhotlittleasu shockerpitchforkstalkerblog.com?

  • Moose | January 10, 2008 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”201159″][quote comment=”201059″]I came across this picture this morning of the Hershey Bears.

    http://blog.pennlive...

    Do all NHL/AHL affiliates have their parent’s organizations on thier uniforms?[/quote]

    not all do, the chicago wolves (atlanta) do not wear any ugly atlanta stuff. Sadly the rockford icehogs, formerly of the UHL and this year the AHL affiliate of the Blackhawks removed their sweet pig butt shoulder patches for small indian head patches on the shoulders.[/quote]

    Why is that unfortunate? The Blackhawks logo makes everything cooler.

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 2:19 pm |

    http://sportsillustr...

    Sparky, back away from the girl..you, you LOGO CREEP!

  • Kim | January 10, 2008 at 2:20 pm |

    You folks do realize that 90% of ASU student section fan shots will exhibit a similar gesture, right?

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 2:23 pm |

    You folks do realize that 90% of ASU student section fan shots will exhibit a similar gesture, right?

    I thin the student population might think twice about reppin West Caost when they see this:
    http://cache.viewima...

    Fa shizzle

  • Teebz | January 10, 2008 at 2:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”201225″]
    “ALWAYS” seems to be a strong word.

    Philadelphia(AHL) is owned by Philadelphia(NHL), and they do not have a Flyers logo.[/quote]

    The Phantoms actually need no logo on their shoulder. The Phantoms’ logo on their chest looks remarkably like two Flyers’ logos.

    Some solid logo design done there.

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 2:24 pm |

    You folks do realize that 90% of ASU student section fan shots will exhibit a similar gesture, right?

    I think the student population of ASU might think twice about reppin West Coast when they see this:
    http://cache.viewima...

    Fa shizzle

  • Robb | January 10, 2008 at 2:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”201213″]All signs point to Photoshop with this picture.
    I mean, the H-I is in the right order and the space between the front O and the back O would be more than sufficient to fit the H-I in between them. I say 100% Photoshop.
    [/quote]

    Doubt it, too many variables to photoshop, plus its poor quality. It probably really happened, some kids were too excited and there was a miscommunication somewhere. Chances of someone sitting in front of a computer changing the letters around and placing shadows and re-drawing field lines and inserting people in the background.

    Mistakes happen?

  • Robb | January 10, 2008 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”201213″]All signs point to Photoshop with this picture.
    I mean, the H-I is in the right order and the space between the front O and the back O would be more than sufficient to fit the H-I in between them. I say 100% Photoshop.
    [/quote]

    Doubt it, too many variables to photoshop, plus its poor quality. It probably really happened, some kids were too excited and there was a miscommunication somewhere. Chances of someone sitting in front of a computer changing the letters around and placing shadows and re-drawing field lines and inserting people in the background are low.

    Mistakes happen?

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 2:28 pm |

    The Phantoms actually need no logo on their shoulder. The Phantoms’ logo on their chest looks remarkably like two Flyers’ logos.

    Some solid logo design done there.

    This is why I am a UNI-Watch devotee…for finds like this one. That is AWESOME.

    So is hotlittleASUcheerleaderlaurenthompsonblog.com

  • LI Phil | January 10, 2008 at 2:34 pm |

    matt…

    are you currently grading mid-terms or taking them?

  • joe | January 10, 2008 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”201243″][quote comment=”201159″][quote comment=”201059″]I came across this picture this morning of the Hershey Bears.

    http://blog.pennlive...

    Do all NHL/AHL affiliates have their parent’s organizations on thier uniforms?[/quote]

    not all do, the chicago wolves (atlanta) do not wear any ugly atlanta stuff. Sadly the rockford icehogs, formerly of the UHL and this year the AHL affiliate of the Blackhawks removed their sweet pig butt shoulder patches for small indian head patches on the shoulders.[/quote]

    Why is that unfortunate? The Blackhawks logo makes everything cooler.[/quote]

    i am a huge hawks fan and have season tix, but the pig but patches were so minor league and being a minor league team should be left that way. I look at this as a logo creep sort of thing. Yes they are owned by the haws but you don’t *need* the hawks logo on the jersey.

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 2:40 pm |

    In Hindsight, looking at my posts of late…it would seem as if I am, in fact taking them. Today, my main purpose was the completion of the part 1 grading process.

    I teach Design and Drawing for Production and my ninth graders finished the first part of the exam today.
    Tomorrow, they’re taking the practical so will all of Uni-Watch please forgive me for blowing off a little steam. My kids did outstanding so far and I am incredibly pleased!

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 3:06 pm |

    Everyone should be glad to know, that UniWatch has provided much material to class lessons in DDP, such as the innovative use of negative space:

    http://thingsgodtaug...

    It was actually a student who pointed out that the
    lower half of the “e” resembles a plastic knife.

    As well as these class design favorites:

    http://www.cougarsin...

    http://sjsharkie.dag...

    and

    http://www.nba.com/m...

  • Justin B | January 10, 2008 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”201269″]Everyone should be glad to know, that UniWatch has provided much material to class lessons in DDP, such as the innovative use of negative space:

    http://thingsgodtaug...

    It was actually a student who pointed out that the
    lower half of the “e” resembles a plastic knife.

    As well as these class design favorites:

    http://www.cougarsin...

    http://sjsharkie.dag...

    and

    http://www.nba.com/m...

    I thought this was a great site for finding negative space.

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 3:21 pm |

    Not to worry…I posted once on my lunch break at 10:35 and the rest were after 1:01 when I’m done teaching for the day! Thank you for the concern, Phil!

  • LI Phil | January 10, 2008 at 3:23 pm |

    [quote]It was actually a student who pointed out that the
    lower half of the “e” resembles a plastic knife.[/quote]

    i always thought it looked like a plastic spoon

  • Avocado Butters | January 10, 2008 at 3:24 pm |

    The New York Times ran a story today about Oscar Pistorius that included a photo of Washington Senators pitcher, Bert Shepard putting on a unique piece of baseball equipment. If you know who Pistorius is, you can probably guess what it was. Otherwise, go here and scroll down.

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 3:25 pm |

    http://www.sportslog...

    A great site, indeed! Another favorite is this Nova logo:

    http://images.google...

    and

    http://www.distantre...

  • Kenny Pellegrin | January 10, 2008 at 3:36 pm |

    In the BCS Championship Game, LSU QB Matt Flynn had what looks like a white patch on the back of his pants, but it wasn’t there the whole game. Also, WR Early Doucet had his job description written on his chinstrap.

  • Scott | January 10, 2008 at 3:39 pm |

    The Chicago Fire (MLS) have signed BestBuy to be their jersey sponsor. 1st rumored price is 5 years at 3 mill per year.

  • Kevin M. | January 10, 2008 at 3:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”201278″]In the BCS Championship Game, LSU QB Matt Flynn had what looks like a white patch on the back of his pants, but it wasn’t there the whole game. Also, WR Early Doucet had his job description written on his chinstrap.[/quote]

    I think that is Flynn’s towel hanging down not a whote patch.

  • Nicole | January 10, 2008 at 4:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”201212″]UCONN and LONGHORN logo,

    I think it means Longhorns at UCONN.[/quote]

    No, the graphic is a list of Marquette’s upcoming games. They had one in the next few seconds for Seton Hall’s next few games.

    Even if I wasn’t watching the game to know that, I’d say it’s unlikely because the teams are in conference play and obviously Texas and UConn are not so much in the same conference.

  • Jexcel89 | January 10, 2008 at 4:35 pm |

    And the most recent (infamous) negative space logo, the “Pro”
    tshirt displayed in this photo of the cheaters !

    pass me the (cough cough) B12….

  • Rick | January 10, 2008 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”201283″][quote comment=”201212″]UCONN and LONGHORN logo,

    I think it means Longhorns at UCONN.[/quote]

    No, the graphic is a list of Marquette’s upcoming games. They had one in the next few seconds for Seton Hall’s next few games.

    Even if I wasn’t watching the game to know that, I’d say it’s unlikely because the teams are in conference play and obviously Texas and UConn are not so much in the same conference.[/quote]

    Nice job clarifying Nicole. :)

  • Richard Bruns | January 10, 2008 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”201279″]The Chicago Fire (MLS) have signed BestBuy to be their jersey sponsor. 1st rumored price is 5 years at 3 mill per year.[/quote]

    Do you have a source for that? Neither the MLS or the Fire’s website have anything about it.

  • BWings | January 10, 2008 at 5:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”201172″]Would this be logo creep?[/quote]

    No, that would be Creepy Logo

  • Ryan | January 10, 2008 at 5:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”201059″] I came across this picture this morning of the Hershey Bears.

    http://blog.pennlive...

    Do all NHL/AHL affiliates have their parent’s organizations on thier uniforms?

    The Milwaukee Admirals have never worn the Predators logo on their official uniform, but many of the players that were Predators property (some AHL players do not have NHL contracts) wore their Predators-issued breezers (I call them breezers) when the Admirals still had navy blue in their color scheme…

  • Teebz | January 10, 2008 at 5:33 pm |

    From the NHLPA regarding the NHL Skills Competition:

    “we are adding a creative shootout competition at the end of the event like the nba slam dunk competition…also removed the puck control relay and replaced it with a obstacle course relay that includes stickhandling, saucer passes, one timers and goalies trying to score on far end net.”

    It sounds like the stagnant Skills Competition is being changed to be more fan-friendly, and much more fun for the players.

  • Tod H. | January 10, 2008 at 5:39 pm |

    Re: Matt Powers

    Have we found a more annoying poster than todd krevanchi?

    Is it possible to start up a separate message board just for those two?

  • Teebz | January 10, 2008 at 5:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”201302″]Re: Matt Powers

    Have we found a more annoying poster than todd krevanchi?

    Is it possible to start up a separate message board just for those two?[/quote]

    Yes, we have found a more annoying poster. See above.

    The solution involves you not complaining about them and just skipping their, as you put it, “annoying” posts.

    Todd and Matt… post away. I don’t find any problems with your posts. :o)

  • B Russ | January 10, 2008 at 6:15 pm |

    Not sure if anyone has seen this, but its a HUGE hockey fight from Russia

    Check out the ads on the referees and the uniforms

  • Stuby | January 10, 2008 at 6:22 pm |

    So, are the Yankees now going to retire Goose Gossage’s #54 since he is going into the HOF with an NY on his cap?

  • James Craven | January 10, 2008 at 7:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”201063″]“Hot pants patrol.”[/quote]

    The gal on the far right is Chris Long, who now serves as the Phillies’ entertainment director BTW. So at least she’s made the Hall of Fame, where that picture is at.

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 7:03 pm |

    Sorry Tod H.

    I was a bit overzealous today!

    TeebZ:

    I appreciate the kind words!

    On to uniforms:

    Hopefully with this news, their won’t be much uni-involvement:

    http://www.optimum.n...

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 7:04 pm |

    Hopefully with this news, their won’t be much uni-involvement:

    there

  • LI Phil | January 10, 2008 at 7:08 pm |

    hawks DE patrick kerney practices in neon green gloves but doesn’t use them in game play…at least not yet

  • Mike Engle | January 10, 2008 at 7:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”201315″]Sorry Tod H.

    I was a bit overzealous today!

    TeebZ:

    I appreciate the kind words!

    On to uniforms:

    Hopefully with this news, their won’t be much uni-involvement:

    http://www.optimum.n...
    Actually, I wouldn’t mind seeing the home whites going to the red template with the circular logo. I like consistency. If there is one place to go “off the (drawing) board,” it’s with the alternate. I liked the red a lot more as the alternate when the white and green had the same template. Now that it’s paired with the white, it looks like a mismatch. So I would change that. But I doubt it can happen, given that by law, new uniform designs cannot be changed too quickly.

  • muskiejim | January 10, 2008 at 7:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”201317″]hawks DE patrick kerney practices in neon green gloves but doesn’t use them in game play…at least not yet[/quote]

    The Seahawks snot green always reminds me of this G.I. Joe. He was one of my favorites, so maybe that’s why I like how the green pops off of the steel blue. Still, the Hawks’ old color scheme and logo didn’t need the change, IMHO.

  • Mike Engle | January 10, 2008 at 7:38 pm |

    By the way, correct me if I’m wrong, ladies, but I’m pretty sure the jean shorts accompanying the blog entry are Hollisters. The rivets of the back pockets are the clue, but it’s not as iconic as Levi’s or A&F, so I could be wrong.
    (Note that in this case, a 19-year old single male, I am certainly a Uni WATCHER, not a wearer.) :-)

  • Stuby | January 10, 2008 at 7:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”201320″]By the way, correct me if I’m wrong, ladies, but I’m pretty sure the jean shorts accompanying the blog entry are Hollisters. The rivets of the back pockets are the clue, but it’s not as iconic as Levi’s or A&F, so I could be wrong.
    (Note that in this case, a 19-year old single male, I am certainly a Uni WATCHER, not a wearer.) :-)[/quote]
    If you’ve ever been to Hollister, Calif., you can only chuckle at the poor souls walking around in that stuff that have no idea. The town is a complete shithole.

  • Robb | January 10, 2008 at 9:06 pm |

    Uh-oh the arrow translates…sort of

  • Stuby | January 10, 2008 at 9:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”201327″]Uh-oh the arrow translates…sort of[/quote]
    Well you do read it from right to left…

  • LI Phil | January 10, 2008 at 9:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”201328″][quote comment=”201327″]Uh-oh the arrow translates…sort of[/quote]
    Well you do read it from right to left…[/quote]

    i wonder if it’s a direct translation (is that even possible?) or like a phonetic “fedex” in arabic…do they pronounce it ‘fed-ex’?

    FIGHT! fight dirty! cross check! roughing!

  • Marcus Hall, Will the Orioles ever NOT have the most boring uniform ever!?!?!?!?!?! | January 10, 2008 at 9:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”201327″]Uh-oh the arrow translates…sort of[/quote]

    no spoon though :-(

  • James Craven | January 10, 2008 at 9:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”201307″]“Not sure if anyone has seen this, but its a HUGE hockey fight from Russia.”[/quote]

    Vintage Slapshot. Good times, good times. Makes me glad the NHL stopped the shenanigans loke that.

  • LI Phil | January 10, 2008 at 9:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”201344″][quote comment=”201307″]“Not sure if anyone has seen this, but its a HUGE hockey fight from Russia.”[/quote]

    Vintage Slapshot. Good times, good times. Makes me glad the NHL stopped the shenanigans loke that.[/quote]

    sounded like the crowd was chanting “jon-a-than…jon-a-than…jon-a-than” aboot 3:35 into it…worth a second watch

  • Dean | January 10, 2008 at 10:02 pm |

    Congrats to Alex Ovechkin on his 13-year $124 million deal. He practically negotiated the deal by himself, too bad he doesn’t have a bigger uni number to do what Crosby did ($87 mil deal to match his #).

  • LI Phil | January 10, 2008 at 10:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”201351″]Congrats to Alex Ovechkin on his 13-year $124 million deal. He practically negotiated the deal by himself, too bad he doesn’t have a bigger uni number to do what Crosby did ($87 mil deal to match his #).[/quote]

    i’m not sure this has ever been mentioned on UW…but does anyone know the significance of sid the kid’s #?

  • Original Jim | January 10, 2008 at 10:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”201225″][quote comment=”201218″][quote comment=”201202″]In doing the reseach for the NHL/AHL logo question.
    I’m finding that most of the “jr” squads have some kind of parent designation (either same colors or similar logo or name)
    For example the new jersey farm team Lowell’s logo is similar to the Devils

    So far (about 1/2 way through) the only odd on is the Hartford Wolf Pack have the Liberty Head NYR patch on the yoke instead of the Rangers crest.

    More digging.. have a good day[/quote]

    Ahem… I don’t mean to repeat myself from comment #116, but…

    “The teams that are independantly operated in the AHL have the option of putting their parent clubs’ logo on the jersey. The teams that are owned by the parent NHL franchise will ALWAYS have the logo on their jerseys.

    It makes sense, actually. Just because there’s an agreement between the franchises doesn’t mean that they are owned by the NHL franchise.”[/quote]

    “ALWAYS” seems to be a strong word.

    Philadelphia(AHL) is owned by Philadelphia(NHL), and they do not have a Flyers logo.[/quote]

    The Lowell Devils do not have any shoulder patches. The only time the Lowell franchise had NHL patches was when they were affiliated with Carolina, and they had the gale flag/hockey stick patch on the shoulders. Even when there were dual affiliates (Carolina/Calgary then Carolina/Colorado) only the Hurricanes’ patch was used.

    When the Devils’ farm club was in Albany, the uniforms had NJ Devils shoulder patches.

  • Stuby | January 10, 2008 at 10:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”201367″][quote comment=”201351″]Congrats to Alex Ovechkin on his 13-year $124 million deal. He practically negotiated the deal by himself, too bad he doesn’t have a bigger uni number to do what Crosby did ($87 mil deal to match his #).[/quote]

    i’m not sure this has ever been mentioned on UW…but does anyone know the significance of sid the kid’s #?[/quote]
    His birthday is 8-7-87.

  • Broker75 | January 10, 2008 at 10:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”201375″][quote comment=”201367″][quote comment=”201351″]Congrats to Alex Ovechkin on his 13-year $124 million deal. He practically negotiated the deal by himself, too bad he doesn’t have a bigger uni number to do what Crosby did ($87 mil deal to match his #).[/quote]

    i’m not sure this has ever been mentioned on UW…but does anyone know the significance of sid the kid’s #?[/quote]
    His birthday is 8-7-87.[/quote]
    nice, I love it when uni numbers have meaning to them.

  • Martyn | January 10, 2008 at 11:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”201137″]I don’t remember this helmet. Anyone else?

    http://www.checkoutm...

    The helmet was the same as their tri-color hat. It was their 1980 to 1991 design. I still have mine and wear it proudly.

  • Kyle at IU | January 10, 2008 at 11:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”201375″][quote comment=”201367″][quote comment=”201351″]Congrats to Alex Ovechkin on his 13-year $124 million deal. He practically negotiated the deal by himself, too bad he doesn’t have a bigger uni number to do what Crosby did ($87 mil deal to match his #).[/quote]

    i’m not sure this has ever been mentioned on UW…but does anyone know the significance of sid the kid’s #?[/quote]
    His birthday is 8-7-87.[/quote]

    I know I’m younger that many of my fellow uni-watchers, but for the first time ever, I can join you in just feeling old. I can understand being a fan of a college player who’s younger than me, but when my favorite PRO player is younger than me…and by nearly a year?! Man…it’s all downhill from here, isn’t it…

  • Kyle at IU | January 10, 2008 at 11:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”201397″]
    I know I’m younger that many of my fellow uni-watchers, but for the first time ever, I can join you in just feeling old. I can understand being a fan of a college player who’s younger than me, but when my favorite PRO player is younger than me…and by nearly a year?! Man…it’s all downhill from here, isn’t it…[/quote]

    Favorite pro HOCKEY player, I should point out. My favorite pro sports player also has an 8 on his jersey…and it’s followed by a 2…and he plays football (Antwaan Randle-El, if you hadn’t guessed).

  • Stuby | January 10, 2008 at 11:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”201397″][quote comment=”201375″][quote comment=”201367″][quote comment=”201351″]Congrats to Alex Ovechkin on his 13-year $124 million deal. He practically negotiated the deal by himself, too bad he doesn’t have a bigger uni number to do what Crosby did ($87 mil deal to match his #).[/quote]

    i’m not sure this has ever been mentioned on UW…but does anyone know the significance of sid the kid’s #?[/quote]
    His birthday is 8-7-87.[/quote]

    I know I’m younger that many of my fellow uni-watchers, but for the first time ever, I can join you in just feeling old. I can understand being a fan of a college player who’s younger than me, but when my favorite PRO player is younger than me…and by nearly a year?! Man…it’s all downhill from here, isn’t it…[/quote]
    Yep. Just wait ’til bands that you are listening to now start getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The years, they just fly by.

  • Bob A | January 10, 2008 at 11:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”201397″][quote comment=”201375″][quote comment=”201367″][quote comment=”201351″]Congrats to Alex Ovechkin on his 13-year $124 million deal. He practically negotiated the deal by himself, too bad he doesn’t have a bigger uni number to do what Crosby did ($87 mil deal to match his #).[/quote]

    i’m not sure this has ever been mentioned on UW…but does anyone know the significance of sid the kid’s #?[/quote]
    His birthday is 8-7-87.[/quote]

    I know I’m younger that many of my fellow uni-watchers, but for the first time ever, I can join you in just feeling old. I can understand being a fan of a college player who’s younger than me, but when my favorite PRO player is younger than me…and by nearly a year?! Man…it’s all downhill from here, isn’t it…[/quote]
    Wait ’till your favorite player is younger than your own kids. :-(

  • Bob A | January 10, 2008 at 11:27 pm |

    This picture (from the newest Sports Illustrated) shows a couple of Tennessee lady Vols and the player in the center (#3) has a patch on her jersey that the other players don’t have. Note: my crappy scan missed the player to the right but no patch for her either. Any clues?
    File this under “Small things that piqued my interest on a slow night”.

  • Stuby | January 10, 2008 at 11:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”201407″]This picture (from the newest Sports Illustrated) shows a couple of Tennessee lady Vols and the player in the center (#3) has a patch on her jersey that the other players don’t have. Note: my crappy scan missed the player to the right but no patch for her either. Any clues?
    File this under “Small things that piqued my interest on a slow night”.[/quote]
    The patch is an academic achievement thing that Tennessee does. Can’t remember what it’s called, but I know it’s been discussed on here before.

  • Mike Engle | January 10, 2008 at 11:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”201407″]This picture (from the newest Sports Illustrated) shows a couple of Tennessee lady Vols and the player in the center (#3) has a patch on her jersey that the other players don’t have. Note: my crappy scan missed the player to the right but no patch for her either. Any clues?
    File this under “Small things that piqued my interest on a slow night”.[/quote]
    This should really be filed under FAQ 2.0, along with the Buccaneers’ practice font and the green dot…
    That is a VOLScholars patch, awarded to a University of Tennessee at Knoxville student-athlete with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

  • Bob A | January 10, 2008 at 11:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”201409″][quote comment=”201407″]This picture (from the newest Sports Illustrated) shows a couple of Tennessee lady Vols and the player in the center (#3) has a patch on her jersey that the other players don’t have. Note: my crappy scan missed the player to the right but no patch for her either. Any clues?
    File this under “Small things that piqued my interest on a slow night”.[/quote]
    This should really be filed under FAQ 2.0, along with the Buccaneers’ practice font and the green dot…
    That is a VOLScholars patch, awarded to a University of Tennessee at Knoxville student-athlete with a GPA of 3.0 or better.[/quote]

    Well, I missed that discussion somehow. I generally keep up but some things slip by me. Must be my age.

  • Matt Powers | January 10, 2008 at 11:56 pm |

    This picture (from the newest Sports Illustrated) shows a couple of Tennessee lady Vols and the player in the center (#3) has a patch on her jersey that the other players don’t have. Note: my crappy scan missed the player to the right but no patch for her either. Any clues?
    File this under “Small things that piqued my interest on a slow night”.

    This should really be filed under FAQ 2.0, along with the Buccaneers’ practice font and the green dot…
    That is a VOLScholars patch, awarded to a University of Tennessee at Knoxville student-athlete with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

    That is similar to Georgia’s helmets and their merit stickers. The white bones signify great plays on the field. The black bones signify achievements in the classroom which are tallied by the academic advisors.

  • Hambone | January 11, 2008 at 12:27 am |

    Paul,

    After seeing the uniform fridge magnets, I thought you may get a kick out of these.

    http://search.stores...

  • TOG | January 11, 2008 at 12:32 am |

    Are you kidding me? Will people actually buy these things?

    http://www.sportrobe

    they look surprisingly accurate, so i’d say yes, there probably is a good market for them.

    although ive never been a “robe guy”, i’d accept a bulls jordan one as a gift with no reservations.

    Don’t hold your breath.

  • James Craven | January 11, 2008 at 1:06 am |
  • Vince | January 12, 2008 at 12:25 pm |

    I think that Katana is trying to figure out what the hell the Seahawks are thinking with their neon snot crap… Even a kitten understands uni-design better than the Seahawks!

  • LJ | January 18, 2008 at 5:35 am |

    you should find some pictures of the Cubs ball girls