Monday Morning Uni Watch

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Ah, the pleasures of a snow game, full of scenes like this and this. Is there anything better? Not in my book. Not even Seattle’s neon green gloves could ruin this one for me. Now let’s hope for more of the same this Sunday (current forecast for Green Bay: snow flurries and a high of 11 degrees).

Meanwhile, some notes from the weekend’s NFL action:

• Kudos to the Green Bay officiating crew for having the pride, fortitude, and good taste to wear traditional white knickers despite the snowy conditions.

• For the first time this season, captaincy patches appeared on the Pack’s jerseys. As I understand it, this is because they’ve settled upon a set group of captains for the postseason (instead of changing captains each game, as they’d done during the regular season).

• I missed the play where Cullen Jenkins almost sacked Matt Hasselbeck but ended up yanking off the QB’s belt — or, depending on who’s telling the story, his hand-warmer pouch — so I can’t comment on what it was that Jenkins ended up with. He definitely got a handful of something, as you can see here and here.

• Most of the Packers wear the NFL Equipment logo on their collar trim. But as several readers have noticed, a few Green Bay players wear their collars tucked into their pads, so they wear the logo lower, down near their uni numbers.

• As a gazillion readers pointed out, the Jags’ pairing of black socks with black pants looked distressingly similar to the officials’ black slacks.

• Over in Indy, Dallas Clark was once again flag-free.

• Not positive about this, but the Giants may be the first team to have played two road playoff games wearing their home jersey (and they won both times!).

• Greg Ellis had only one faded sleeve stripe, instead of two, plus his jersey appeared to be covered in mold spores (thanks to Scott Yager for the latter photo).

• Amani Toomer once again wore his new-look jersey, with the lower nameplate and lack of side panel (sorry, no good pics). Antonio Pierce and Justin Tuck wore similar jerseys, meaning that all three basic cuts — skill position, linebacker, and lineman — were rendered in the new pattern. I hope to have more info on all of this in the next couple of days.

• Cory Webster of the Giants was wearing what appeared to be a makeshift black armband, but Joe Skiba tells me it was just a shoulder harness.

As we head into the home stretch, all four remaining playoff teams are pretty easy on the eyes, so we should have a pretty decent-looking Stupor Bowl. Be thankful for small favors and all that.

Research Question: If anyone reading this has ever participated in the Punt, Pass & Kick competition, please get in touch.

Raffle Results: The winner of the $100 NFLshop.com gift card is Eric Sing. As for the rest of you, don’t fret — I’ll be announcing a new raffle tomorrow.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Nice site here devoted to game-used Twins jerseys (with thanks to Blake Meyer). … It’s bad enough that Jacobs Field has been renamed Progressive Field. But did they have to enshrine it on a jersey? … Decent view here of UNC’s numbered stirrups from the 1960s (courtesy of Wes Cherry). … Mario Morgado sent along this shot of John Lennon. Anyone know what jersey that is? … Check out this note from Chris Bisbee: “Just came home from being an extra for the new Jim Carrey movie, called Yes Man (not sure what the release date is). The scenes shot today were at the L.A. Coliseum and were crowd scenes for his character attending a Nebraska football game. When the movie comes out, stand by for uniform chaos! We weren’t allowed to take any pictures, but the guys dressed in Husker uniforms were shameful. Wrong shoes, no nose bumper, no American flag decal (or any decals on back of helmet), no ankle or knee braces (just ankle-high white socks), and mostly just wrong-looking. On the bonus side, the cheerleaders were awesome. Authentic unis, and I heard they were the squad from Azusa Pacific University.” … The minor league Clinton Lumberkings have updated their King Louis logo character from this to this. Bill Jones notes that the new version is basically just a pumped-up version of the old. “Hmmm — bigger, stronger, after 14 years in the league. Could it be that his name is in the Mitchell Report?” … The Milwaukee Admirals wore Brewers throwback-style jerseys the other day. Additional pics and info here. … Mike Stargell notes that Georgetown University and Georgetown Prep have nearly identical uniforms. … On Saturday, I ran this. And then on Sunday, Bradley Hamner sent me this. … Best striped socks ever (great find by Nicole Haase). … Remember when Andy Moog wore this mask? That’s the apparent inspiration for Alex Auld’s new mask (with thanks to Jeffrey Israel). … Collin Johnson (that’s him in the striped socks) attends Desert Christian High in Tucson, but he grew up in Indiana, so he recently convinced his teammates to get new Indiana-style striped warmup pants.

 

214 comments to Monday Morning Uni Watch

  • Dane | January 14, 2008 at 8:38 am |

    Here’s my nominee for worst uniform pairing of the month: the MetroStars vs. the Freezers…

    Photo Gallery

  • ja | January 14, 2008 at 8:41 am |

    may be a stupid question–but yesterday i noticed the cowboys chin strap “bucklers” for the first time. i guess on the 4 pt straps, the top strap looked like it was permanently affixed with, again, what im calling a “buckler.” anyone have any info on that? thanks…

  • Bruce | January 14, 2008 at 8:49 am |

    Looks like the only difference between Georgetown U and Georgetown Prep is the “PREP” added to the left shoulder and the logo on the right shoulder, bother on the Prep jerseys. But the logo on the right should looks almost identical to GU’s.

  • Garrett | January 14, 2008 at 8:50 am |

    It was definitely Hasselback’s muff and not his belt. Trying to find better pictures at the moment.

  • Steve | January 14, 2008 at 8:52 am |

    I the 2nd Hasselbeck picture you can see the muff under the tackler’s leg.

  • QuezStyle | January 14, 2008 at 8:56 am |

    just fyi…the team playing Georgetown Prep is St. Albans (my alma mater)…

    Georgetown Prep not only shares its jerseys with the University, but the also share recruiting practices

  • teamcinnamon | January 14, 2008 at 8:56 am |

    Mold spores!

  • Shaftman | January 14, 2008 at 8:57 am |

    OT:

    My buddies and I were having a discussion (i.e. verbal war brought on by too much beer) and we were trying to decide if yesterdays games were historic. Has there ever been a day where Eli Manning has won a game on the same day that Peyton Manning has lost a game?

  • Ed | January 14, 2008 at 8:57 am |

    While the Progressive Field jersey seems (OK, *is*) crass, in 50 years the existence of this jersey may require the future version of Uni Watch to do an in-depth investigation of what it means and why it exists…

    ed

  • Rich | January 14, 2008 at 8:58 am |

    “Not positive about this, but the Giants may be the first team to have played two road playoff games wearing their home jersey (and they won both times!)”

    The Panthers did this in ’03 and ’05 because technically white is their home jersey early in the year (Carolina won at St. Louis and Philadelphia in ’03; N.Y. Giants and Chicago in ’05). The Jaguars also did it in ’96 in white jerseys after a half-season of white at home (at Buffalo and Denver). And the Cowboys did it in 1975 wearing white at Minnesota and Los Angeles.

    The only team I can find that won two road playoff games in the same postseason wearing a dark jersey is the ’85 New England team. What’s interesting is that the Pats wore red at the Jets and Miami in the playoffs and won those games, but in between, they won a game at the L.A. Raiders wearing white. The Pats wore white at home all season, but as the home team in the Super Bowl, they switched to red.

  • TOG | January 14, 2008 at 9:02 am |

    The minor league Clinton Lumberkings have updated their King Louis logo character from this to this.

    Dumb.
    http://farm3.static....

    And dumber.
    http://farm3.static....

    This minor league design crap staggers the imagination (or lack thereof)…

  • Justin B | January 14, 2008 at 9:04 am |

    I like the Bruins mask, but does it need the “rbk” on the front?

  • Pete | January 14, 2008 at 9:11 am |

    Two comments on items from the ticker:

    1. The new lumberkings logo looks just like Albert Pujols (including recent growth from steroids).

    2. The blue Hoosier-ish warmup pants are great. I hope the rest of the team Gets It and appreciates that fact.

  • ja | January 14, 2008 at 9:15 am |

    here are a couple pics of what im talking about…can anybody let me know how long theyve been doing it? is this another example of a unique cowboy uni item?


  • ja | January 14, 2008 at 9:16 am |
  • DJ | January 14, 2008 at 9:16 am |

    Auld’s mask is great, got to see it up close in HD when the flyers and bruins played a few days ago – really liked the “AA” for Alex Auld on the right side and the “BB” for Boston Bruins on the left

  • Taha | January 14, 2008 at 9:18 am |

    what was dangling off Antonio Cromartie’s butt when he retruned the INT for TD (nullified because of Penalty)? It looked like a torn towel. can’t find any images on line

  • Taha | January 14, 2008 at 9:20 am |

    [quote comment="202643"]what was dangling off Antonio Cromartie’s butt when he retruned the INT for TD (nullified because of Penalty)? It looked like a torn towel. can’t find any images on line[/quote]
    one other thing, my wife asked, “does he have toilet paper coming out of his pants?” when they showed the replay

  • Nolan | January 14, 2008 at 9:20 am |

    [quote comment="202623"]may be a stupid question–but yesterday i noticed the cowboys chin strap “bucklers” for the first time. i guess on the 4 pt straps, the top strap looked like it was permanently affixed with, again, what im calling a “buckler.” anyone have any info on that? thanks…[/quote]

    It’s the new Riddell Strap-Loc system. The first time I remember seeing it was on the Univ. of Texas. Oklahoma used it all season too. A few Cowboys started using it around Thanksgiving.

  • tedkerwin | January 14, 2008 at 9:21 am |

    I third the muff, I wanted to grab screen shots but it was in the middle of getting ready for my daughters 5th birthday party, did not think the wife would appreciate me taking the time to grab shots of the incident.

  • Stuby | January 14, 2008 at 9:24 am |

    [quote comment="202646"]I third the muff, I wanted to grab screen shots but it was in the middle of getting ready for my daughters 5th birthday party, did not think the wife would appreciate me taking the time to grab shots of the incident.[/quote]
    What, you didn’t want her walking up behind you when you were Googling ‘Muff’?

  • LI Phil | January 14, 2008 at 9:27 am |

    oscar pistorisu can’t play

    his lack of legs give him an “unfair advantage”

    please excuse me while i digest this factoid…i’ll be in my room

  • Chris47 | January 14, 2008 at 9:27 am |

    Jenkins definitely had the handwarmer. If you look between his leg and the ground in either pic, you can clearly see the handwarmer standing up on the ground, with the neon green lining on the bottom.

    also, cromartie had his towel ripped by the first colt to grab onto him and that was what was flowing behind him for the rest of the negated return.

  • Cornellian | January 14, 2008 at 9:29 am |

    [quote comment="202632"]OT:

    My buddies and I were having a discussion (i.e. verbal war brought on by too much beer) and we were trying to decide if yesterdays games were historic. Has there ever been a day where Eli Manning has won a game on the same day that Peyton Manning has lost a game?[/quote]

    Yes. Most recently Dec. 10, 2006. If the Giants/Pats game in week 17 ended after midnight then two weeks ago also…

  • Art | January 14, 2008 at 9:31 am |

    For all you Cowboy fans in the immortal words of Mickey – “Women weaken legs!!!!!!!!!!!!”

  • LI Phil | January 14, 2008 at 9:33 am |

    sorry…post #17 should say pistorius

    [quote comment="202652"][quote comment="202632"]OT:

    My buddies and I were having a discussion (i.e. verbal war brought on by too much beer) and we were trying to decide if yesterdays games were historic. Has there ever been a day where Eli Manning has won a game on the same day that Peyton Manning has lost a game?[/quote]

    Yes. Most recently Dec. 10, 2006. If the Giants/Pats game in week 17 ended after midnight then two weeks ago also…[/quote]

    eli LOST that game

  • Shaftman | January 14, 2008 at 9:33 am |

    [quote comment="202652"][quote comment="202632"]OT:

    My buddies and I were having a discussion (i.e. verbal war brought on by too much beer) and we were trying to decide if yesterdays games were historic. Has there ever been a day where Eli Manning has won a game on the same day that Peyton Manning has lost a game?[/quote]

    Yes. Most recently Dec. 10, 2006. If the Giants/Pats game in week 17 ended after midnight then two weeks ago also…[/quote]

    I have to check on the 2006 game but two weeks ago Eli LOST. I was looking for games that Eli WON when Peyton LOST. Thanks.

  • Shaftman | January 14, 2008 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment="202655"][quote comment="202652"][quote comment="202632"]OT:

    My buddies and I were having a discussion (i.e. verbal war brought on by too much beer) and we were trying to decide if yesterdays games were historic. Has there ever been a day where Eli Manning has won a game on the same day that Peyton Manning has lost a game?[/quote]

    Yes. Most recently Dec. 10, 2006. If the Giants/Pats game in week 17 ended after midnight then two weeks ago also…[/quote]

    I have to check on the 2006 game but two weeks ago Eli LOST. I was looking for games that Eli WON when Peyton LOST. Thanks.[/quote]

    The December 10, 2006 game checks out…

    Colts lost @ Jacksonville Jaguars with a score of 17-44.

    Giants won @ Carolina Panthers with a score of 27-13.

  • Rick From Cedar Park, TX | January 14, 2008 at 9:40 am |

    [quote comment="202653"]For all you Cowboy fans in the immortal words of Mickey – “Women weaken legs!!!!!!!!!!!!”[/quote]

    Oh, yes, I’m sure that’s it. I am absolutely positive that no other quarterback in the entire NFL has had sex since training camp opened in July.

    Ok, well, at least not with Jessica Simpson.

  • Hank | January 14, 2008 at 9:42 am |

    The muff-sack was pretty funny. Watching the lineman tackling Hasselbeck, only to come up with a hand warmer, then tossing it aside. Priceless.

    Just another reason why football in domes should be banned.

  • Matty B | January 14, 2008 at 9:46 am |

    Don’t know if it’s because of a tight Jersey, but it looks like Brandon Jacobs’ Reebok Tag is horribly off-centered

  • Matty B | January 14, 2008 at 9:49 am |
  • Stuby | January 14, 2008 at 9:50 am |

    So I’m staying in Auburn, AL, while mapping the neighboring county and the fire alarm in the hotel went off about 6:45 this morning. The responding fire truck was painted white with blue and orange trim and used the “AUBURN TIGERS” font from this site. Mind you, this was the CITY fire department, not the University FD.

    Ah, life in the South.

  • Matty B | January 14, 2008 at 9:54 am |
  • Hank | January 14, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    [quote comment="202663"]Don’t know if it’s because of a tight Jersey, but it looks like Brandon Jacobs’ Reebok Tag is horribly off-centered

    [/quote]
    Looks like a manufacturing oops. The uni doesn’t appear to be overly stretched compared to Anthony Wright’s.

  • Travis | January 14, 2008 at 9:56 am |

    So I’m staying in Auburn, AL, while mapping the neighboring county and the fire alarm in the hotel went off about 6:45 this morning. The responding fire truck was painted white with blue and orange trim and used the “AUBURN TIGERS” font from this site. Mind you, this was the CITY fire department, not the University FD.

    Ah, life in the South.

    Any pictures of this fire truck?

  • JoeS | January 14, 2008 at 10:01 am |

    Speaking of Punt Pass & Kick, during the Colts/Chargers game when they had the PP&K finalists on the field (after 3rd quarter), they were announcing their names and the teams they were representing. Did anyone notice when the RCA dome crowd booed the girl representing the Patriots? She looked around, a little shocked, but I thought it was hilarious. That’s quite a rivalry if they’ll boo a 13 year old girl.

  • Stuby | January 14, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    [quote comment="202672"]So I’m staying in Auburn, AL, while mapping the neighboring county and the fire alarm in the hotel went off about 6:45 this morning. The responding fire truck was painted white with blue and orange trim and used the “AUBURN TIGERS” font from this site. Mind you, this was the CITY fire department, not the University FD.

    Ah, life in the South.

    Any pictures of this fire truck?[/quote]
    Unfortunately not. Maybe I’ll go find a fire station and take some pics.

  • xyz | January 14, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    Paul,
    I am surprised you included the Pats as ‘easy on the eyes’ list of teams left in the NFL playoffs. I disagree, especially compared to their old hiking patriot (white helmet, red jerseys, etc.) the current ‘Elvis’ logo and silver helmet with red facemask looks like Arena league or USFL team. As for the rest of the teams San Diego is on the fence (leaning towards the Buffalo Bills with all of the different shades of blue and generally confusing design) but Green Bay and New York are safe and secure.

  • Kevin M. | January 14, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    [quote comment="202672"]So I’m staying in Auburn, AL, while mapping the neighboring county and the fire alarm in the hotel went off about 6:45 this morning. The responding fire truck was painted white with blue and orange trim and used the “AUBURN TIGERS” font from this site. Mind you, this was the CITY fire department, not the University FD.

    Ah, life in the South.

    Any pictures of this fire truck?[/quote]

    There is also a Ghostbusters style ambulance for a vet IIRC that is in town. The Auburn/Opelika area is just infused with orange and blue. You have to go to Toomer’s Drug store and get some lemonade if you are there though.

  • Stuby | January 14, 2008 at 10:04 am |

    [quote comment="202677"][quote comment="202672"]So I’m staying in Auburn, AL, while mapping the neighboring county and the fire alarm in the hotel went off about 6:45 this morning. The responding fire truck was painted white with blue and orange trim and used the “AUBURN TIGERS” font from this site. Mind you, this was the CITY fire department, not the University FD.

    Ah, life in the South.

    Any pictures of this fire truck?[/quote]

    There is also a Ghostbusters style ambulance for a vet IIRC that is in town. The Auburn/Opelika area is just infused with orange and blue. You have to go to Toomer’s Drug store and get some lemonade if you are there though.[/quote]
    I’m going by there today, I might just do that. Thanks.

  • Mike | January 14, 2008 at 10:04 am |

    [quote comment="202672"]So I’m staying in Auburn, AL, while mapping the neighboring county and the fire alarm in the hotel went off about 6:45 this morning. The responding fire truck was painted white with blue and orange trim and used the “AUBURN TIGERS” font from this site. Mind you, this was the CITY fire department, not the University FD.

    Ah, life in the South.

    This sort of thing is not too uncommon. For example, the units which are first due to Yankee Stadium have pinstripes and baseball bats affixed to them as do the rigs who respond to Shea. The Shea rigs have the orange pinstripes…

    http://www.code3.net...

    http://www.code3.net...

    Any pictures of this fire truck?[/quote]

  • John | January 14, 2008 at 10:08 am |

    Jenkins definitely got the muff, you can indeed see it on the ground. What he actually grabbed to rip it off with was the belt that holds the muff around his waist. I think that’s where the belt confusion comes in.

    I think it would be almost impossible for the regular belt to get ripped off. Don’t the pants have belt tunnels to prevent this? Belt tunnels appeared on baseball pants because apparently, long ago (before belt tunnels), a third baseman grabbed the belt of a baserunner on third, preventing him from scoring on a fly ball.

  • Rick From Cedar Park, TX | January 14, 2008 at 10:08 am |

    By the way … first half of the Cowboys/Giants … Romo took off running, slid, and was hit by a defender as he was sliding. Troy Aikman actually said that the defender “shouldn’t have gone down on Tony Romo.”

  • Jeff Kope | January 14, 2008 at 10:08 am |

    The city of Chapel Hill does something similar with their fire trucks. They are painted Carolina blue and look rather strange the first time you see them.

  • Rick | January 14, 2008 at 10:11 am |

    The NY Post sent a Jessica Simpson look-a-like to the Cowboys-Giants game yesterday, and she sat in the 3rd row. Radio shock jocks Opie and Anthony said she was fugly, and they compared her to Patrick Swayze’s fugly brother, how him and Patrick didn’t really look alike. haha

    http://www.nypost.co...

    On a side note, I read in the Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger that she charges $500 for the first hour and $250 for each additional hour for her appearances. Sounds steep if you ask me! Unless there’s a pole around…..

  • Fez Whatley | January 14, 2008 at 10:13 am |

    Moldy football unis are so wrong yet so right.

    Imagine having to block him all day with that moldy and surely BRUTAL smelling jersey on… that’s a high school move.

  • FC | January 14, 2008 at 10:19 am |

    What’s wrong with the stadium renamed as Progressive Field? I LOVE it when the old, traditional style stadium name gets the new, CORPORATE name.

  • PhillyDude | January 14, 2008 at 10:22 am |

    Why does the fake Jessica Simpson’s jersey number #9 look faded in the middle? Is it a fake RBK jersey replica as well? It appears blue-white in the middle while the rest of the 9 is pink. Ebay special?

  • teamcinnamon | January 14, 2008 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment="202686"]Moldy football unis are so wrong yet so right.

    Imagine having to block him all day with that moldy and surely BRUTAL smelling jersey on… that’s a high school move.[/quote]

    This goes back to the discussion the other day – why can’t they just give him a new jersey instead of recycling the old crusty one? It looked pretty ragged anyway.

    Is cost of these jerseys really an issue?

    Any idea how the other sports work it?

  • Steve | January 14, 2008 at 10:26 am |

    Calgary Roughnecks of the National Lacrosse League wore pink jerseys on Saturday night to help raise money for Breast Cancer. Visit NLL.com for a picture.

  • Stuby | January 14, 2008 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment="202688"]Why does the fake Jessica Simpson’s jersey number #9 look faded in the middle? Is it a fake RBK jersey replica as well? It appears blue-white in the middle while the rest of the 9 is pink. Ebay special?[/quote]
    I’m just guessing that she had it specially made, but who knows. There may be some place that sells that ugly piece o’ crap.

  • Shaftman | January 14, 2008 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment="202687"]What’s wrong with the stadium renamed as Progressive Field?

    I LOVE it when the old, traditional style stadium name gets the new, CORPORATE name.[/quote]

    Closing tag

    [/sarcasm]

  • tedkerwin | January 14, 2008 at 10:32 am |

    This goes back to the discussion the other day – why can’t they just give him a new jersey instead of recycling the old crusty one? It looked pretty ragged anyway.

    Is cost of these jerseys really an issue?

    Any idea how the other sports work it?

    According to the Green Bay sewing lady the players want to keep the Jersey they started the year with, might just be superstition.

  • LI Phil | January 14, 2008 at 10:33 am |
  • Shaftman | January 14, 2008 at 10:37 am |

    That was so wrong that I didn’t have to look at the poster. Thanks for the laugh. :-)

  • Shaftman | January 14, 2008 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment="202695"]matt hasselbeck’s muff[/quote]

    That was so wrong that I didn’t have to look at who posted it. Thanks for the laugh Phil. :-)

  • dm00n [Doug] | January 14, 2008 at 10:39 am |

    [quote comment="202682"]The city of Chapel Hill does something similar with their fire trucks. They are painted Carolina blue and look rather strange the first time you see them.

    [/quote]

    I thought of that one too, picture here.

  • teamcinnamon | January 14, 2008 at 10:44 am |

    [quote comment="202694"]This goes back to the discussion the other day – why can’t they just give him a new jersey instead of recycling the old crusty one? It looked pretty ragged anyway.

    Is cost of these jerseys really an issue?

    Any idea how the other sports work it?

    According to the Green Bay sewing lady the players want to keep the Jersey they started the year with, might just be superstition.[/quote]

    Also according to her, they’ve NEVER retired a jersey mid-season.

    She’s clearly holding back info (which was also discussed in the comments that day).

  • Andrew | January 14, 2008 at 10:46 am |

    The Jim Carrey movie also filmed the actual Nebraska team against Oklahoma State, so hopefully the uniform chaos won’t be too bad.

  • LI Phil | January 14, 2008 at 10:47 am |
  • Jet | January 14, 2008 at 10:56 am |

    That Milwaukee Brewers-themed hockey jersey that the Milwaukee Admirals were wearing is so vile… so wrong on so many levels….ugghhhhh

    -Jet

  • Minna H. | January 14, 2008 at 10:59 am |

    I love the Twins’ site, of course, and, Collin, major kudos for getting your team to go with the Hoosier stripes.

    *Mumbles under breath* I like the Jags’ black socks with black leggings look….

  • Kyle at IU | January 14, 2008 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment="202644"][quote comment="202643"]what was dangling off Antonio Cromartie’s butt when he retruned the INT for TD (nullified because of Penalty)? It looked like a torn towel. can’t find any images on line[/quote]
    one other thing, my wife asked, “does he have toilet paper coming out of his pants?” when they showed the replay[/quote]

    Yeah, I saw that as well. It looked as though the would-be tackler got a hold of the towel on Cromartie’s waist and ended up unravelling part of the towel, which then went streaming off into the wind as he ran.

    The blue-striped pants are a thing of pure beauty. The only basketball-related thing I’ve ever liked more than IU’s striped pants (I have two pairs of them at home) are the gold warmups from Hoosiers. Even then, we retain the connection to the state.

  • Taha | January 14, 2008 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment="202674"]Speaking of Punt Pass & Kick, during the Colts/Chargers game when they had the PP&K finalists on the field (after 3rd quarter), they were announcing their names and the teams they were representing. Did anyone notice when the RCA dome crowd booed the girl representing the Patriots? She looked around, a little shocked, but I thought it was hilarious. That’s quite a rivalry if they’ll boo a 13 year old girl.[/quote]
    but they didn’t boo the girl from Hawai’i representing the Chargers. Clearly the fans were looking ahead and not focused on the team on the field!

    That fake “Jessica” that the post sent was a funny stunt. they should have gotten someone that actually looks like Jessica, though. The broad they sent has a chin bigger than Jay Leno!

  • LI Phil | January 14, 2008 at 11:06 am |

    [quote]The broad they sent has a chin bigger than Jay Leno![/quote]

    the what?

  • john | January 14, 2008 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment="202691"][quote comment="202688"]Why does the fake Jessica Simpson’s jersey number #9 look faded in the middle? Is it a fake RBK jersey replica as well? It appears blue-white in the middle while the rest of the 9 is pink. Ebay special?[/quote]
    I’m just guessing that she had it specially made, but who knows. There may be some place that sells that ugly piece o’ crap.[/quote]
    This may be because the real jessica simpson wore a jersey that was faded in the middle of the nine.

  • biged6464 | January 14, 2008 at 11:08 am |

    moldy jersey indeed!!! i second the comment regarding the sure to be terrible smell coming off that bad boy…couple that with the odor a huge d lineman produces during a game and you have a recipe for disaster!! i want to know more about this!!

  • Chris M | January 14, 2008 at 11:11 am |

    The cowboys had the top of there jerseys tied down to there shoulder pads.. They interviewed Jason Witten before the game and it looked like he had a plastic tie- down on where the NFL logo is

  • LI Phil | January 14, 2008 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment="202715"]The cowboys had the top of there jerseys tied down to there shoulder pads.. They interviewed Jason Witten before the game and it looked like he had a plastic tie- down on where the NFL logo is[/quote]

    paul did a GREAT page 2 on cowboy uni quirks

  • E_Ro | January 14, 2008 at 11:15 am |

    I absolutely love the Auld mask, except the rbk logo. It’s bigger than on player helmets!

    Also those Milwaukee Admiral sweaters have an RBK logo on them, but they don’t appear to be the edge cut.

  • Josh | January 14, 2008 at 11:18 am |

    The Giants are not the first team to wear home jerseys for two road playoff games (and win both.) In 1985 the Patriots wore red jerseys at the New York Jets (wild card) and Miami Dolphins (AFC Championship game). Now, the Pats were wearing white at home that season, so maybe this doesn’t count.

  • duker | January 14, 2008 at 11:18 am |

    I’m pretty sure those aren’t mold spores. They were playing on that “RealGrass” brand artificial turf stuff in Dallas. The substrate is made up of sand and granules of rubber. Hopefully that’s just some of the rubber, not mold.

  • Stuby | January 14, 2008 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment="202710"][quote]The broad they sent has a chin bigger than Jay Leno![/quote]

    the what?[/quote]
    Maybe he’s channeling Sinatra.

  • Al Gruwell | January 14, 2008 at 11:22 am |

    I liked the Chargers’ uni numbers on the chin straps. In case Nate Kaeding would accidently grab LT’s helmet, since, well, they are both white with lightning bolts on them.

  • Gene F. | January 14, 2008 at 11:22 am |

    I don’t think those are mold spores. They are likely the rubber pellets that are used as turf filler for the “Real Grass” surface at Texas Stadium.

  • CV | January 14, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment="202676"]Paul,
    I am surprised you included the Pats as ‘easy on the eyes’ list of teams left in the NFL playoffs. I disagree, especially compared to their old hiking patriot (white helmet, red jerseys, etc.) the current ‘Elvis’ logo and silver helmet with red facemask looks like Arena league or USFL team. As for the rest of the teams San Diego is on the fence (leaning towards the Buffalo Bills with all of the different shades of blue and generally confusing design) but Green Bay and New York are safe and secure.[/quote]

    While I agree the Pats red facemask looks terrible, I love the rest of their home blue unis, and sicne they will be wearing dark for the rest of the playoffs, they definitely get an easy on the eyes from me.

    And I prefer the old Chargers unis from last year, the new ones are still good. The Giants are the only team left who I would say their uniforms suck. Jerseys are boring, and the grey pants look like they are from the Salvation Army footabll team. Traditional does not always = good.

  • Gene F. | January 14, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    Sorry, Duker. You got there first!

  • Stephen | January 14, 2008 at 11:27 am |

    When I saw that someone was basing their mask off of Andy Moog I figured it was this one
    I like this one better, except, of course, the RBK Billboard in front.

  • JoeS | January 14, 2008 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment="202684"]The NY Post sent a Jessica Simpson look-a-like to the Cowboys-Giants game yesterday, and she sat in the 3rd row.

    Radio shock jocks Opie and Anthony said she was fugly, and they compared her to Patrick Swayze’s fugly brother, how him and Patrick didn’t really look alike. haha
    FUG.
    http://www.nypost.co...

    On a side note, I read in the Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger that she charges $500 for the first hour and $250 for each additional hour for her appearances.

    Sounds steep if you ask me! Unless there’s a pole around…..[/quote]

  • JoeS | January 14, 2008 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment="202726"][quote comment="202684"]The NY Post sent a Jessica Simpson look-a-like to the Cowboys-Giants game yesterday, and she sat in the 3rd row.

    Radio shock jocks Opie and Anthony said she was fugly, and they compared her to Patrick Swayze’s fugly brother, how him and Patrick didn’t really look alike. haha
    FUG.
    http://www.nypost.co...

    On a side note, I read in the Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger that she charges $500 for the first hour and $250 for each additional hour for her appearances.

    Sounds steep if you ask me! Unless there’s a pole around…..[/quote][/quote]
    Oops, I accidentally put my comment in the middle of the post I was quoting. So without further ado, I meant to say “FUG!”

  • Jon | January 14, 2008 at 11:34 am |

    I went to Georgetown Prep and we used similar jerseys to Georgetown University all four years I was there (2002-2006). We even had the kind-of-sky-blue alternate that they used.

  • CollinJ | January 14, 2008 at 11:37 am |

    Wow…I thought I was the only Collin Johnson who read Uniwatch. Major kudos to the fantastic pants and the fantastic name Collin.

  • Justin | January 14, 2008 at 11:39 am |

    Although I do not have a picture, did anyone notice in the Giants / Cowboys game that Giants defensive back R.W. McQuarters was wearing one Sponge Bob Square Pants band-aid on his right cheek?

  • wall of beef | January 14, 2008 at 11:40 am |

    Has it ever been mentioned before about Differently colored Stars in the Captain patched for NFL players?

    I noticed yesterday that on Peyton Mannings jersey, the first of the 4 stars that are below the C, was colored Gold, while the other three were white. Also, the border of the patch was Gold.

    Anyone ever mention that/see that before?

  • Michaels | January 14, 2008 at 11:40 am |

    I’d bet dollars to donuts that those are the rubber particles that make up the base of Field Turf and not mold spores.

  • derek | January 14, 2008 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment="202731"]Has it ever been mentioned before about Differently colored Stars in the Captain patched for NFL players?

    I noticed yesterday that on Peyton Mannings jersey, the first of the 4 stars that are below the C, was colored Gold, while the other three were white. Also, the border of the patch was Gold.

    Anyone ever mention that/see that before?[/quote]
    you get a star for every year you are a captain

  • dm00n [Doug] | January 14, 2008 at 11:45 am |

    [quote comment="202732"]I’d bet dollars to donuts that those are the rubber particles that make up the base of Field Turf and not mold spores.[/quote]

    If you look at the condition of the rest of the jersey, it is conceivable that it is, in fact, mold. If it were the filler they put into the field everyone would be covered in it.

  • LI Phil | January 14, 2008 at 11:51 am |
  • Shaftman | January 14, 2008 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment="202730"]Although I do not have a picture, did anyone notice in the Giants / Cowboys game that Giants defensive back R.W. McQuarters was wearing one Sponge Bob Square Pants band-aid on his right cheek?[/quote]

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

  • Joe | January 14, 2008 at 11:52 am |

    Looking at the picture you linked to of the officials under the goalpost, it seems like there might be some inconsistencies between their sock stripes. It’s hard to tell for sure but the far officials stipes seem to be thicker than the nearside official (#122).

    Little official note. In that bud light commercial where the official sacks the QB, the official is incorrectly labled. If you notice at the end you see that he has a “U” for Umpire on his shirt, but in the begining of the commercial when the defense breaks the huddle, the official runs off to the wing (sideline) before making the sack. If he was an Umpire he’d be lined up with the linebackers and not on the wing.

    Just something in noticed.

  • The Ol Goaler | January 14, 2008 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment="202687"]What’s wrong with the stadium renamed as Progressive Field?

    I LOVE it when the old, traditional style stadium name gets the new, CORPORATE name.[/quote]
    And then there’s the third version of Busch Stadium in St. Louis…

    When Anheuser-Busch Corp. bought the Cardinals in 1954, company owner August A. Busch, Jr. (aka “Gussie”) wanted to rename Sportsmans’ Park “Budweiser Stadium”. The then-poo-bahs of Baseball frowned at this idea, but allowed Gussie to change the name to “Busch Stadium”, despite the fact that A-B also brewed a “Busch-Bavarian” beer as well as the better-known Budweiser. (The tradition of naming ballparks after club owners dated back to the 1800’s, after all!)

    When the Cardinals moved into a new “cookie-cutter” stadium in 1966, that building was named “Busch Memorial Stadium”. A-B had sold the Cardinals by the time the third stadium was built for the 2006 season… guess who bought the naming rights?

    Of course, the Cardinals have worn these socks in all three stadia…

    It’s the “corporate” changes that cause so much confusion… Enron Field/Minute Maid Park; Pac Bell/SBC/at&t Park; and whatever the heck they’re calling the BOB in Phoenix these days…

  • Patrick | January 14, 2008 at 11:58 am |

    While the NFC Championship will feature two of footballs best uniforms, the AFC is pretty much a clash of arena-quality clown suits with the Pats and Chargers – each a design train wreck.

  • Jordan | January 14, 2008 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment="202630"]just fyi…the team playing Georgetown Prep is St. Albans (my alma mater)…

    Georgetown Prep not only shares its jerseys with the University, but the also share recruiting practices[/quote]

    thats probably true
    Roy Hibbert is from Georgetown Prep

  • Chuck | January 14, 2008 at 12:03 pm |

    loved the Miluakee Admirals jerseys,
    Has this ever been done before?

  • teamcinnamon | January 14, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment="202735"]ewww[/quote]

    What’s that, an effing nightgown?

  • Chuck | January 14, 2008 at 12:19 pm |

    A team using another teams colors?

  • jesse | January 14, 2008 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment="202743"][quote comment="202735"]ewww[/quote]

    What’s that, an effing nightgown?[/quote]

    I have a gamer that is long like that too, except they are so tight (in certain spots) that you can pretty much adjust the length to whatever you like and still have it work out okay.

    Game worn jerseys are really almost works of art and they bear almost no resemblance to even the full on authentic jerseys you can buy.

  • LI Phil | January 14, 2008 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment="202746"]A team using another teams colors?[/quote]

    unfortunately

    but if you go back less than a week (maybe to friday’s comments??) there was part of a thread on the milwaukee ad’s jersey…that’ll give you some history on the ad’s sweater ref’ed by paul today

  • Johnny O | January 14, 2008 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment="202711"][quote comment="202691"][quote comment="202688"]Why does the fake Jessica Simpson’s jersey number #9 look faded in the middle? Is it a fake RBK jersey replica as well? It appears blue-white in the middle while the rest of the 9 is pink. Ebay special?[/quote]
    I’m just guessing that she had it specially made, but who knows. There may be some place that sells that ugly piece o’ crap.[/quote]
    This may be because the real jessica simpson wore a jersey that was faded in the middle of the nine.[/quote]

    Indeed… they are faded in the middle.

  • tmac3217 | January 14, 2008 at 12:29 pm |

    If the NFL is going to fine players for their socks being the wrong color, or chinstraps being the wrong color — why not for players not having the correct team jersey? If the Cowboys are supposed to have 2 stripes on their sleeves, all players should have two stripes — not one (ie Greg Ellis yesterday) or none (ie – Brad Johnson in the pre-season).

  • Calvin | January 14, 2008 at 12:35 pm |

    a good number of the Cowboys players wore blank (white) nose bumpers in the game today, while others had ones that said ‘Riddell’ or ‘Cowboys’. I’m not a ‘boys fan, so I only noticed this today, anyone else catch it?

  • Ronnie Poore | January 14, 2008 at 12:50 pm |

    regarding the John Lennon photo. i’ll need some help here; clues: the sleeve patch is a keystone shape indicating Pennsylvania, there’s an E in the patch, so maybe it’s a minor league team from Erie (or another PA town starting with E). from the side the letters on the front appear to be all upper case. anybody got some ideas on this one?

  • Mark M | January 14, 2008 at 12:51 pm |

    I went to see the Baylor Lady Bears beat Texas A&M and noticed something new. I haven’t been to many games, so it’s probably been like this all season. Their shorts have the traditional interlocking BU on one side and the number on the other:
    bu1
    bu2

    Also, apparently #12 for the Lady Aggies prefers old school shorts. She was constantly messing with them, tucking the bottom into her undershorts.
    tamu1
    tamu2

    you can see the whole slideshow here

  • Matt | January 14, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment="202666"]So I’m staying in Auburn, AL, while mapping the neighboring county and the fire alarm in the hotel went off about 6:45 this morning. The responding fire truck was painted white with blue and orange trim and used the “AUBURN TIGERS” font from this site. Mind you, this was the CITY fire department, not the University FD.

    Ah, life in the South.[/quote]

    The city of Louisville has this as well. But the fire truck gets to stay red since UofL is red and black. On the front says Cardinal Crew and has this http://louisville.ed... logo and the Cardinal Head

  • jersey dude | January 14, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    85 pats wore home jerseys three times on the road, won the first two. didn’t do so good in the third. 75 cowboys twice wore home on road and won, too.

  • Art | January 14, 2008 at 1:08 pm |

    Bring back the classic Patriots jerseys with the great “Pat Man” logo on the helmet. The current Patriot uniforms are a step up from the original 1995 design with the Elvis on the shoulders and the silver pants though.

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

    What makes the Patriots uniforms a train wreck? They look pretty classy to me. A modern classic, IMO.

  • Martyfromst.louis | January 14, 2008 at 1:12 pm |

    Like L.D. (Larry David) said in the season finale of Curb Your Enthusiasm, “I’m not an inventor, I improve things”.
    I would like to make a simple improvement to the Jags black socks with black pants debacle. Get rid of the black sock and replace it with the stripe pattern found on the white sleeve. Therefore, their socks would match their sleeves and their pants would match their helmets (all black). Simple.

    P.S.
    Patriots,
    Wear your silver pants with the blue socks at home and on the road. I just might like you.
    Love,
    Marty

  • Marty Met | January 14, 2008 at 1:20 pm |

    4 teams left?
    Patriots – YUCK.
    Packers – LOVE them.
    Chargers – YUCK
    Giants – Like the uniform with the blue jersey, but I do wish that the helmet logo was an NJ and not an NY.

  • Stuby | January 14, 2008 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment="202753"]regarding the John Lennon photo. i’ll need some help here; clues: the sleeve patch is a keystone shape indicating Pennsylvania, there’s an E in the patch, so maybe it’s a minor league team from Erie (or another PA town starting with E). from the side the letters on the front appear to be all upper case. anybody got some ideas on this one?[/quote]
    I thought it looked more like a Sigma inside the Keystone. Could it be a fraternity jersey from Penn?

  • Randy Williams | January 14, 2008 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment="202753"]regarding the John Lennon photo. i’ll need some help here; clues: the sleeve patch is a keystone shape indicating Pennsylvania, there’s an E in the patch, so maybe it’s a minor league team from Erie (or another PA town starting with E). from the side the letters on the front appear to be all upper case. anybody got some ideas on this one?[/quote]
    For the DirecTV viewers out there this may have additional shots of John in his jersey. I saw the last 20 minutes or so and it had some concert footage as well as candid interviews and photos of John. I didn’t see the jersey. It could be in the beginning, and this is worth watching anyways.

    http://directv.com/D...

  • Shaftman | January 14, 2008 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment="202763"][quote comment="202753"]regarding the John Lennon photo. i’ll need some help here; clues: the sleeve patch is a keystone shape indicating Pennsylvania, there’s an E in the patch, so maybe it’s a minor league team from Erie (or another PA town starting with E). from the side the letters on the front appear to be all upper case. anybody got some ideas on this one?[/quote]
    I thought it looked more like a Sigma inside the Keystone. Could it be a fraternity jersey from Penn?[/quote]

    Keystone
    Sigma
    John Lennon

    Looks like a Keystone with a Sigma inside of it to me.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | January 14, 2008 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment="202648"]oscar pistorisu can’t play

    his lack of legs give him an “unfair advantage”

    please excuse me while i digest this factoid…i’ll be in my room[/quote]

    is anyone surprised he cant compete?

    i didnt think he ever had a chance, nor does he have a chance with an appeal.

    is there any doubt that science could build “legs” that can outperform “standard legs”?

    when it comes down to it, if you are pistarisu and you are a sprinter, you order your “legs/blades” with as much spring as possible, right? because other sprinters without legs are ordering the same type of “legs/blades”.

    i dont know how spring is measured on these legs/blades, but lets say its from 1-10, 10 being most spring that science can create.

    where do human legs fit into this? 5? 6? 1?
    do you then regulate that these athletes can only use “legs/blades” with spring level 5, 6 or 1?

    have you ever seen people with these jumping legs perform? arent the legs pistarisu uses a scaled down version of these?
    http://youtube.com/w...

  • Mike D | January 14, 2008 at 1:48 pm |

    Should have gone with Jacobs Field at Progressive Stadium.

  • Jeff P | January 14, 2008 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment="202765"][quote comment="202763"][quote comment="202753"]regarding the John Lennon photo. i’ll need some help here; clues: the sleeve patch is a keystone shape indicating Pennsylvania, there’s an E in the patch, so maybe it’s a minor league team from Erie (or another PA town starting with E). from the side the letters on the front appear to be all upper case. anybody got some ideas on this one?[/quote]
    I thought it looked more like a Sigma inside the Keystone. Could it be a fraternity jersey from Penn?[/quote]

    Keystone
    Sigma
    John Lennon

    Looks like a Keystone with a Sigma inside of it to me.[/quote]

    Nah, the back of the E is straight. Doesn’t bend in like a sigma does.

    I think it’s an E.

    Also, if you look closely, it’s hard to tell because of the quality, but the jersey appears to be pinstriped. Since baseball seems to be the only sport that does that I’d say it’s safe to call it a baseball jersey.

  • Rick | January 14, 2008 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment="202730"]Although I do not have a picture, did anyone notice in the Giants / Cowboys game that Giants defensive back R.W. McQuarters was wearing one Sponge Bob Square Pants band-aid on his right cheek?[/quote]

    This has become similar to the repetitive question of “Anyone notice the green dot on the back of the quarterback’s helmet?” question, but for 2008…..

    Check the end of yesterday’s comments and you’ll see some pics from his days with the Lions, and a shot of him earlier this year with the band-aid.

    Paul also discussed it in November on his ESPN column.

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

    Probably the best pic:

    http://espn.go.com/p...

  • assgrabber | January 14, 2008 at 2:08 pm |

    Green dot?

    /sarcasm/

  • Rick | January 14, 2008 at 2:10 pm |

    [quote comment="202752"]a good number of the Cowboys players wore blank (white) nose bumpers in the game today, while others had ones that said ‘Riddell’ or ‘Cowboys’. I’m not a ‘boys fan, so I only noticed this today, anyone else catch it?[/quote]

    I believe the helmets with the blank nose bumpers are all Schutt helmets. Riddell has the exclusive rights for helmets, so instead of having “COWBOYS” or “DALLAS” on the nose bumper, they have chosen to leave them blank. You’ll notice the Giants players had “NY” or “Riddell” on their bumpers.

  • LI Phil | January 14, 2008 at 2:13 pm |

    the john lennon shirt says BOSTON

    i have tried 4 times to link the page (unsuccessfully), but it’s from a mike douglas show (Recorded: 31/Jan-07/Feb/1972
    Transmitted by: WBC (USA) Colour 14-18/Feb/1972)

    i’ll try to post the link in a separate post

  • dm00n [Doug] | January 14, 2008 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment="202777"]the john lennon shirt says BOSTON

    i have tried 4 times to link the page (unsuccessfully), but it’s from a mike douglas show (Recorded: 31/Jan-07/Feb/1972
    Transmitted by: WBC (USA) Colour 14-18/Feb/1972)

    i’ll try to post the link in a separate post[/quote]

    Hmm, my guess was going to be Easton, Pa. Probably a high school jersey.

  • LI Phil | January 14, 2008 at 2:17 pm |

    does anyone know why i can’t even post the URL for the link?

    i’ll try to type it out..

    http: //homepage.ntlworld.com/ carousel/ pob18d.jpg

    remove the spaces between the slashes for a cut and paste job…or just type it out as it appears above with no spaces

  • patrick | January 14, 2008 at 2:18 pm |

    did anyone notice the strahan had some sort of harness/black tape job around his quad/groin? It looked like they way they tape for a groin pull…. but on the outside of the uniform. He had it on most of, if not the entire game. No pictures as of yet but it was pretty easy to spot.

  • dm00n [Doug] | January 14, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  • Randy Williams | January 14, 2008 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment="202772"]Green dot?

    /sarcasm/[/quote]
    Hassleback had a snot green dot on the back of his helmet…pretty sure it was so that he could match his receivers gloves.
    /sarcasm. level 10/

  • Justin B | January 14, 2008 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment="202781"]does anyone know why i can’t even post the URL for the link?

    i’ll try to type it out..

    http: //homepage.ntlworld.com/ carousel/ pob18d.jpg

    remove the spaces between the slashes for a cut and paste job…or just type it out as it appears above with no spaces[/quote]

    So, it isn’t the Seawolves

  • Steve | January 14, 2008 at 2:23 pm |

    Did anyone catch any of the Rutgers-Louisville men’s hoops game yesterday? I’m almost positive Anthony Farmer on RU was wearing a long sleeve t-shirt under his jersey…very odd looking. I’m trying to find a pic to prove I’m not crazy. (sorry if someone already mentioned this)

  • LI Phil | January 14, 2008 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment="202784"]Here is the Lennon video.[/quote]

    nice job doug

  • Armadillo | January 14, 2008 at 2:27 pm |

    I know I’m going to get flamed for this, and that by being on this site, I am implicated in the following charge as well, but…

    Calling a lack of nose bumpers, ankle braces, and flag decals on a football uniform in a JIM CARREY movie “shameful” and “uniform chaos” takes geekiness to a whole new level.

  • patrick | January 14, 2008 at 2:31 pm |

    [quote comment="202648"]oscar pistorisu can’t play

    his lack of legs give him an “unfair advantage”

    please excuse me while i digest this factoid…i’ll be in my room[/quote]

    I’m not sure why everyone feels like this guy should run in the olympics. Its been scientifically proven that his “legs” give him an advantage over able bodied (i feel like that definitely not the PC term but whatever). Its not like they’re strapping legs on htis guy. I mean, look at the description of them. This is from ABC News

    An athlete using this prosthetic blade has a demonstrable mechanical advantage (more than 30 percent) when compared to someone not using the blade,” the IAAF said.

    Pistorius worked with Brueggemann in Cologne for two days of testing in November to learn to what extent the j-shaped carbon-fiber extensions to his amputated legs differed from the legs of fully abled runners.

    Brueggemann found that Pistorius was able to run at the same speed as able-bodied runners on about a quarter less energy. He found that once the runners hit a certain stride, athletes with artificial limbs needed less additional energy than other athletes.

  • LI Phil | January 14, 2008 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment="202766"][quote comment="202648"]oscar pistorisu can’t play

    his lack of legs give him an “unfair advantage”

    please excuse me while i digest this factoid…i’ll be in my room[/quote]

    is anyone surprised he cant compete?

    i didnt think he ever had a chance, nor does he have a chance with an appeal.

    is there any doubt that science could build “legs” that can outperform “standard legs”?

    when it comes down to it, if you are pistarisu and you are a sprinter, you order your “legs/blades” with as much spring as possible, right? because other sprinters without legs are ordering the same type of “legs/blades”.

    i dont know how spring is measured on these legs/blades, but lets say its from 1-10, 10 being most spring that science can create.

    where do human legs fit into this? 5? 6? 1?
    do you then regulate that these athletes can only use “legs/blades” with spring level 5, 6 or 1?

    have you ever seen people with these jumping legs perform? arent the legs pistarisu uses a scaled down version of these?
    http://youtube.com/w...

    todd…it’s pistorius (i know i posted it wrong originally and then corrected it two posts later), so since you consistently typed his name incorrectly, im guessing you haven’t even heard of him

    my comment was only slightly tongue-in-cheek, because i simply find it absolutely LUDACROUS that someone with NO LEGS is deemed to have an “UNFAIR ADVANTAGE” (and yes, i know it’s his specially constructed attachments that give him that advantage)

    no legs=unfair advantage

    think he’d trade that “unfair advantage” for actual working appendages?

  • patrick | January 14, 2008 at 2:33 pm |

    http://scores.espn.g...

    strahan picture

  • Kyle | January 14, 2008 at 2:36 pm |

    Uni-related fallout from the Rolen/Glaus trade…

    • Rolen now has to wear the baby blue throwbacks again, and now even more regularly.

    • Will Glaus get his usual number 25 jersey in St. Louis? I doubt it.

  • jere | January 14, 2008 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment="202779"][quote comment="202777"]the john lennon shirt says BOSTON

    i have tried 4 times to link the page (unsuccessfully), but it’s from a mike douglas show (Recorded: 31/Jan-07/Feb/1972
    Transmitted by: WBC (USA) Colour 14-18/Feb/1972)

    i’ll try to post the link in a separate post[/quote]

    Hmm, my guess was going to be Easton, Pa. Probably a high school jersey.[/quote]

    “Easton” is exactly what I thought when I saw this. Keystone, Eeeee— ? ston! Which I only thought since all the metal bats I used growing up were Easton. I just checked into that company and it turns out they are California based. So, yeah, probably a high school team from Easton, PA. Why did that one person say it said Boston? When Lennon stands up at the end, it looks like an A to the left of the S.

  • Stuby | January 14, 2008 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment="202796"][quote comment="202779"][quote comment="202777"]the john lennon shirt says BOSTON

    i have tried 4 times to link the page (unsuccessfully), but it’s from a mike douglas show (Recorded: 31/Jan-07/Feb/1972
    Transmitted by: WBC (USA) Colour 14-18/Feb/1972)

    i’ll try to post the link in a separate post[/quote]

    Hmm, my guess was going to be Easton, Pa. Probably a high school jersey.[/quote]

    “Easton” is exactly what I thought when I saw this. Keystone, Eeeee— ? ston! Which I only thought since all the metal bats I used growing up were Easton. I just checked into that company and it turns out they are California based. So, yeah, probably a high school team from Easton, PA. Why did that one person say it said Boston? When Lennon stands up at the end, it looks like an A to the left of the S.[/quote]
    Now that I’ve seen the video, I’m voting for Easton, PA also.

  • LI Phil | January 14, 2008 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment="202796"][quote comment="202779"][quote comment="202777"]the john lennon shirt says BOSTON

    i have tried 4 times to link the page (unsuccessfully), but it’s from a mike douglas show (Recorded: 31/Jan-07/Feb/1972
    Transmitted by: WBC (USA) Colour 14-18/Feb/1972)

    i’ll try to post the link in a separate post[/quote]

    Hmm, my guess was going to be Easton, Pa. Probably a high school jersey.[/quote]

    “Easton” is exactly what I thought when I saw this. Keystone, Eeeee— ? ston! Which I only thought since all the metal bats I used growing up were Easton. I just checked into that company and it turns out they are California based. So, yeah, probably a high school team from Easton, PA. Why did that one person say it said Boston? When Lennon stands up at the end, it looks like an A to the left of the S.[/quote]

    i stand corrected…in the pic i saw…i only saw the “STON” and what i thought was a B(which the video showed was an E)…

    like an asswipe, i totally disregarded the keystone (duh, first tip) that there would be any possible place name in the US besides boSTON ending in STON, forgettin eaSTON

    i like my crow served cold, and with hash browns

  • jere | January 14, 2008 at 2:46 pm |

    The team name of the HS is Red Rovers, and that E sure looks a lot like the E on Lennon’s sleeve. Here‘s the history of the team name, with logos at top and bottom of page.

  • Chance | January 14, 2008 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment="202701"][quote comment="202694"]This goes back to the discussion the other day – why can’t they just give him a new jersey instead of recycling the old crusty one? It looked pretty ragged anyway.

    Is cost of these jerseys really an issue?

    Any idea how the other sports work it?

    According to the Green Bay sewing lady the players want to keep the Jersey they started the year with, might just be superstition.[/quote]

    Also according to her, they’ve NEVER retired a jersey mid-season.

    She’s clearly holding back info (which was also discussed in the comments that day).[/quote]

    Not entirely true – she did say that they have taken “defective” jerseys out of circulation.

  • jere | January 14, 2008 at 2:51 pm |

    The Easton baseball unis today just say Rovers, but here‘s a shot where they’ve got EASTON on the front of a jacket. Similar font. From roversbaseball.com.

  • Chance | January 14, 2008 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment="202717"]I absolutely love the Auld mask, except the rbk logo. It’s bigger than on player helmets!

    Also those Milwaukee Admiral sweaters have an RBK logo on them, but they don’t appear to be the edge cut.[/quote]

    They’re not – the AHL alternates are the old cut.

  • josh | January 14, 2008 at 3:07 pm |

    props to the green bay refs for not wearing gloves as well!

  • Kyle | January 14, 2008 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment="202793"]Uni-related fallout from the Rolen/Glaus trade…

    • Rolen now has to wear the baby blue throwbacks again, and now even more regularly.

    • Will Glaus get his usual number 25 jersey in St. Louis? I doubt it.[/quote]

    I just remembered, Rolen also wore the baby blue throwbacks in Philly. That will make him 3 for 3. Has any other current player been forced to wear three different powder blue throwbacks?

  • Mark | January 14, 2008 at 3:17 pm |

    I know she is not blocking any of the shot, but for some reason I just want to blame the fact that there is no definitive picture of the John Lennon photo on Yoko Ono. Her face is clearly in the front of the front of the picture screwing something up.

  • teamcinnamon | January 14, 2008 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment="202803"][quote comment="202701"][quote comment="202694"]This goes back to the discussion the other day – why can’t they just give him a new jersey instead of recycling the old crusty one? It looked pretty ragged anyway.

    Is cost of these jerseys really an issue?

    Any idea how the other sports work it?

    According to the Green Bay sewing lady the players want to keep the Jersey they started the year with, might just be superstition.[/quote]

    Also according to her, they’ve NEVER retired a jersey mid-season.

    She’s clearly holding back info (which was also discussed in the comments that day).[/quote]

    Not entirely true – she did say that they have taken “defective” jerseys out of circulation.[/quote]

    Maybe. I’d still like to know how it works for other sports, however.

    Do they have a surplus of jerseys on hand for whenever a player wants to switch? Or is each player stuck with the same jersey until it is no longer wearable?

  • teamcinnamon | January 14, 2008 at 3:24 pm |

    [quote comment="202817"][quote comment="202793"]Uni-related fallout from the Rolen/Glaus trade…

    • Rolen now has to wear the baby blue throwbacks again, and now even more regularly.

    • Will Glaus get his usual number 25 jersey in St. Louis? I doubt it.[/quote]

    I just remembered, Rolen also wore the baby blue throwbacks in Philly. That will make him 3 for 3. Has any other current player been forced to wear three different powder blue throwbacks?[/quote]

    You know, not to nitpick, but I’m not sure if Rolen ever actually wore a baby (powder) blue throwback when he was on the Phillies.

    Before he was drafted they just changed to the current iteration of their jerseys, and the whole
    throback craze didn’t really start until after he had been traded.

    To be honest, the first time I can actually recall from memory them doing a turn back the clock night and wearing the throwbacks was in the final season of the Vet – however, even then that would’ve been the white/maroon jerseys.

  • Rick From Cedar Park, TX | January 14, 2008 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment="202821"]Her face is clearly in the front of the front of the picture screwing something up.[/quote]

    Isn’t that a synopsis of Yuko … uhh, sorry … Yoko’s life?

  • Stuby | January 14, 2008 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment="202793"]Uni-related fallout from the Rolen/Glaus trade…

    • Rolen now has to wear the baby blue throwbacks again, and now even more regularly.

    • Will Glaus get his usual number 25 jersey in St. Louis? I doubt it.[/quote]
    Y’know, Glaus started out as #14 with the Angels, then switched to #28 when Mike Scioscia came on board as manager, then switched again to #25 when Jim Edmonds left the team. So he’s not really tied to one number.

  • Pat | January 14, 2008 at 3:33 pm |

    [quote comment="202822"][quote comment="202803"][quote comment="202701"][quote comment="202694"]This goes back to the discussion the other day – why can’t they just give him a new jersey instead of recycling the old crusty one? It looked pretty ragged anyway.

    Is cost of these jerseys really an issue?

    Any idea how the other sports work it?

    According to the Green Bay sewing lady the players want to keep the Jersey they started the year with, might just be superstition.[/quote]

    Also according to her, they’ve NEVER retired a jersey mid-season.

    She’s clearly holding back info (which was also discussed in the comments that day).[/quote]

    Not entirely true – she did say that they have taken “defective” jerseys out of circulation.[/quote]

    Maybe. I’d still like to know how it works for other sports, however.

    Do they have a surplus of jerseys on hand for whenever a player wants to switch? Or is each player stuck with the same jersey until it is no longer wearable?[/quote]

    I’m not 100% sure on the answer for all sports and teams but, I was watching the Celtics game a few weeks ago when Kevin Garnett had to get stitches in the middle of the game. He went to the locker room with his usual sweat soaked jersey. When he came out from the locker room he was wearing a nice dry jersey. This could be because he just wanted a switch or it could be because there was blood on the jersey. Either way he made a switch.

    This was an away game so apparently they brought some spares on the road with them.

  • Richard Bruns | January 14, 2008 at 3:40 pm |

    And about the new jerseys thing, how about how Dennis Rodman would always toss his jersey into the stands after games. I’m sure they didn’t track the fan down and offer something else in exchange for the jersey.

  • kevodrums | January 14, 2008 at 3:40 pm |

    Check out these other instances of 70’s rock musicians wearing jerseys:

    Phil Collins in a North Stars jersey (in 1976 with Genesis)
    http://youtube.com/w...

    Bill Bruford with a Boston Bruins logo on his overalls (playing behind Chris Squire, who is definitely not wearing any athletic apparel)
    http://youtube.com/w...

  • Joey Guns | January 14, 2008 at 3:43 pm |

    [quote comment="202840"]And about the new jerseys thing, how about how Dennis Rodman would always toss his jersey into the stands after games. I’m sure they didn’t track the fan down and offer something else in exchange for the jersey.[/quote]

    Gilbert Arenas does that too, and he usually tosses his sneakers into the crowd as well.

  • Rick | January 14, 2008 at 3:46 pm |

    Not uni-related at all, but a very funny joke…..

    During the ESPN Mike and Mike roast a few days ago in Atlantic City, Ed Reed was on stage, and admitted he was drunk, but he didn’t read any of the jokes that were written for him. Clinton Portis and Joe Klecko had to go rescue him from the stage. The MC, Jeffrey Ross, joked “I didn’t know his middle name was “Can’t”. haha

  • Mike | January 14, 2008 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment="202841"]Check out these other instances of 70’s rock musicians wearing jerseys:

    Phil Collins in a North Stars jersey (in 1976 with Genesis)
    http://youtube.com/w...

    Bill Bruford with a Boston Bruins logo on his overalls (playing behind Chris Squire, who is definitely not wearing any athletic apparel)
    http://youtube.com/w...

    I remember an article in Modern Drummer a few years back when Joson Bonham, John Bonham’s son, talked about sending his drum tech to buy a jersey for whatever the big sporting team in the town was so he could wear it during the show. On another drumming related note, Carter Beauford, who plays with Dave Matthews, used to always wear hockey sweaters (jerseys). The reason? Not because he liked hockey, but because they were comfortable and kept the sweat off of him. (I believe the term or art nowadays would be whicking).

  • LI Phil | January 14, 2008 at 3:54 pm |

    [quote comment="202828"][quote comment="202821"]Her face is clearly in the front of the front of the picture screwing something up.[/quote]

    Isn’t that a synopsis of Yuko … uhh, sorry … Yoko’s life?[/quote]

    ya know…trying to find that damn BOSTON EASTON photo, i spent literally minutes trolling the net (all whilst pretending to be researching something else at work), and i came across dozens of yoko photos…

    she’s ALWAYS fucking something up…i forgot how much i hate her

    one video i watched for like 30 seconds showed her presenting john with a shopping list…they needed eggs and paper clips

    how did she do this? she fucking taped paperclips spelling the word “EGGS” to the ceiling, and made john climb a ladder to “discover” it…i mean WTF? performance art my ass…i hope the P-SSY was worth it …

    poor bastid

  • todd krevanchi | January 14, 2008 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment="202791"][quote comment="202766"][quote comment="202648"]oscar pistorisu can’t play

    his lack of legs give him an “unfair advantage”

    please excuse me while i digest this factoid…i’ll be in my room[/quote]

    is anyone surprised he cant compete?

    i didnt think he ever had a chance, nor does he have a chance with an appeal.

    is there any doubt that science could build “legs” that can outperform “standard legs”?

    when it comes down to it, if you are pistarisu and you are a sprinter, you order your “legs/blades” with as much spring as possible, right? because other sprinters without legs are ordering the same type of “legs/blades”.

    i dont know how spring is measured on these legs/blades, but lets say its from 1-10, 10 being most spring that science can create.

    where do human legs fit into this? 5? 6? 1?
    do you then regulate that these athletes can only use “legs/blades” with spring level 5, 6 or 1?

    have you ever seen people with these jumping legs perform? arent the legs pistarisu uses a scaled down version of these?
    http://youtube.com/w...

    todd…it’s pistorius (i know i posted it wrong originally and then corrected it two posts later), so since you consistently typed his name incorrectly, im guessing you haven’t even heard of him

    my comment was only slightly tongue-in-cheek, because i simply find it absolutely LUDACROUS that someone with NO LEGS is deemed to have an “UNFAIR ADVANTAGE” (and yes, i know it’s his specially constructed attachments that give him that advantage)

    no legs=unfair advantage

    think he’d trade that “unfair advantage” for actual working appendages?[/quote]

    you’re right, before his story came on this blog over the last few weeks, i only knew that there was a guy somewhere who, with the blades, ran times equal to world class runners… i had no idea what his name was.

    im not arguing that it would be the feel good story of the games if he competed.

    but phil, there are 2 arguments in this scenario

    the argument that a man without legs at all has an unfair advantage in life
    and
    the argument that a man without legs wearing scientifically designed prosthetics that have been proven to exceed that of working human legs has an unfair advantage in a running race

    the ruling at its core does sound cold and unsympathetic to this type of athlete, however, it is the right ruling because it focuses solely on pistorius and his athletic ability when he is at the starting line prepared to run the way he is able to.

  • James Craven | January 14, 2008 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment="202702"]“The Jim Carrey movie also filmed the actual Nebraska team against Oklahoma State, so hopefully the uniform chaos won’t be too bad.”[/quote]

    However, the game in question was the nuclear blowout at Lincoln that cost Steve Pedersen his job as AD, and replaced by Coach Osborne. And a few weeks later, “Thanks for coming Coach Callasham! Don’t let the fluffing door hit ya on the way out!”

  • James Craven | January 14, 2008 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment="202709"]“But they didn’t boo the girl from Hawai’i representing the Chargers.”[/quote]

    No, they did boo the Hawai’ian girl because she was wearing a Chargers jersey.

  • LI Phil | January 14, 2008 at 4:21 pm |

    todd…thanks for your well-reasoned and articulate reply

    i’d like you to watch this

    it’s not like the artificial appendages allow him to leap tall buildings or fly or any steve austin-type shit…

    just watch the race and how competitive it is…my argument in this matter is PURELY human interest and invokes no reason, sense of fairness, or rationality

    it’s not man vs. machine…but athlete (of able body) vs. athlete (no legged variety)

    i know i won’t win any arguments based on reason or fairness (since clearly, if you made him remove the devices, he’d prolly finish…oh…last?)…i’d just this one time like to see bruggeman and the IOC come off their supposed high horse and permit him to run

  • Ronnie Poore | January 14, 2008 at 4:34 pm |

    [quote comment="202841"]Check out these other instances of 70’s rock musicians wearing jerseys:

    Phil Collins in a North Stars jersey (in 1976 with Genesis)
    http://youtube.com/w...

    Bill Bruford with a Boston Bruins logo on his overalls (playing behind Chris Squire, who is definitely not wearing any athletic apparel)
    http://youtube.com/w...

    Paul McCartney slapped a Red Wings Logo on his acoustic guitar:
    http://www.epiphone....

  • G-mize | January 14, 2008 at 4:40 pm |

    I’m all for fighting breast cancer, but does anyone else think this is a tad too much?

  • Pat | January 14, 2008 at 4:41 pm |

    [quote comment="202866"]todd…thanks for your well-reasoned and articulate reply

    i’d like you to watch this

    it’s not like the artificial appendages allow him to leap tall buildings or fly or any steve austin-type shit…

    just watch the race and how competitive it is…my argument in this matter is PURELY human interest and invokes no reason, sense of fairness, or rationality

    it’s not man vs. machine…but athlete (of able body) vs. athlete (no legged variety)

    i know i won’t win any arguments based on reason or fairness (since clearly, if you made him remove the devices, he’d prolly finish…oh…last?)…i’d just this one time like to see bruggeman and the IOC come off their supposed high horse and permit him to run[/quote]

    I don’t really know much about the situation being discussed but I’m leaning more toward the side that wouldn’t allow that guy to race. Obviously this isn’t giving him superhuman powers or anything but there is an edge involved when you don’t have to move your own legs and can rely on springs to propel yourself forward. From watching that video it’s clear to me that while he was catching up to the rest of the pack at the end to place second it could have something to do with the fact that he doesn’t have to work his legs quite as much as the other runners and would therefore have more energy than the other runners at the end. Clearly he has some sort of edge in track and field.

    Just because it’s a sentimental story doesn’t mean it should happen.

  • Shaftman | January 14, 2008 at 4:43 pm |

    [quote comment="202866"]todd…thanks for your well-reasoned and articulate reply

    i’d like you to watch this

    it’s not like the artificial appendages allow him to leap tall buildings or fly or any steve austin-type shit…

    just watch the race and how competitive it is…my argument in this matter is PURELY human interest and invokes no reason, sense of fairness, or rationality

    it’s not man vs. machine…but athlete (of able body) vs. athlete (no legged variety)

    i know i won’t win any arguments based on reason or fairness (since clearly, if you made him remove the devices, he’d prolly finish…oh…last?)…i’d just this one time like to see bruggeman and the IOC come off their supposed high horse and permit him to run[/quote]

    Phil, I have to agree with Todd. While the humane thing would be to let anyone with a “disabililty” do what they want because it would make us feel better, where is the fairness to the other athletes?

    This is not a knock on the type of person that Oscar Pistorisu is because I guarantee that he works harder at his job (track) than I do at mine. It’s just a matter of fairness.

    I feel the same way about that kicker from Seattle with the damn heater in his pants. Why the hell was he allowed to have outside assistance to play the game? Why are hockey players going to be allowed to gain an advantage with heated blades?

    I think science is a wonderful thing and I’m grateful that it has been able to give people with disabilities the ability to live and compete like anyone else but the actual situation is that they are able to compete at a superior level and the playing field needs to be level. Otherwise they might as well doping be legal as long as it helps you win your race/match/game.

  • Jon Horton | January 14, 2008 at 4:44 pm |

    [quote comment="202630"]just fyi…the team playing Georgetown Prep is St. Albans (my alma mater)…

    Georgetown Prep not only shares its jerseys with the University, but the also share recruiting practices[/quote]

    I also played for a Georgetown Prep opponent (St. Stephen’s) back in the 70’s and 80’s. Georgetown University shared its old uniforms with Prep… and they would just add the word Prep onto it. They even had the classic 70’s style Georgetown jersey with just the stripe with the number in the circle. The Hoyas wore those against the Pete Maravich led LSU Tigers in the NIT. It wasn’t until John Thompson came along that they went to the traditional look with Georgetown on the jerseys and the same bulldog currently used by Georgia.

  • Pat | January 14, 2008 at 4:44 pm |

    I also don’t think the IOC is on any high horse. I just think they are acting in the best interest of fairness.

  • =bg= | January 14, 2008 at 4:47 pm |

    [quote comment="202791"][quote comment="202766"][quote comment="202648"]oscar pistorisu can’t play

    his lack of legs give him an “unfair advantage”

    please excuse me while i digest this factoid…i’ll be in my room[/quote]

    is anyone surprised he cant compete?

    i didnt think he ever had a chance, nor does he have a chance with an appeal.

    is there any doubt that science could build “legs” that can outperform “standard legs”?

    when it comes down to it, if you are pistarisu and you are a sprinter, you order your “legs/blades” with as much spring as possible, right? because other sprinters without legs are ordering the same type of “legs/blades”.

    i dont know how spring is measured on these legs/blades, but lets say its from 1-10, 10 being most spring that science can create.

    where do human legs fit into this? 5? 6? 1?
    do you then regulate that these athletes can only use “legs/blades” with spring level 5, 6 or 1?

    have you ever seen people with these jumping legs perform? arent the legs pistarisu uses a scaled down version of these?
    http://youtube.com/w...

    todd…it’s pistorius (i know i posted it wrong originally and then corrected it two posts later), so since you consistently typed his name incorrectly, im guessing you haven’t even heard of him

    my comment was only slightly tongue-in-cheek, because i simply find it absolutely LUDACROUS that someone with NO LEGS is deemed to have an “UNFAIR ADVANTAGE” (and yes, i know it’s his specially constructed attachments that give him that advantage)

    no legs=unfair advantage

    think he’d trade that “unfair advantage” for actual working appendages?[/quote]

    Yeah, I don’t get it. I think they’d trade the UNFAIR ADVANTAGE for the real thing.

  • todd krevanchi | January 14, 2008 at 4:52 pm |

    [quote comment="202866"]todd…thanks for your well-reasoned and articulate reply

    i’d like you to watch this
    [/quote]

    absolutely amazing… AND he did it from lane 8! great finishing speed.

  • Pat | January 14, 2008 at 4:54 pm |

    [quote comment="202896"][quote comment="202866"]todd…thanks for your well-reasoned and articulate reply

    i’d like you to watch this
    [/quote]

    absolutely amazing… AND he did it from lane 8! great finishing speed.[/quote]

    Exactly the problem. Maybe a little too good to be fair with his prosthetics.

  • Chance | January 14, 2008 at 4:59 pm |

    [quote comment="202890"]I feel the same way about that kicker from Seattle with the damn heater in his pants. Why the hell was he allowed to have outside assistance to play the game? Why are hockey players going to be allowed to gain an advantage with heated blades?
    [/quote]

    I don’t think that’s quite the same thing (as stupid as I think heated pants are).

    If the technology is available to all players (such as pads, or cleats, or the heated blades if ever approved League-wide) then I don’t have a problem with it.

    My concern is when one athlete has a competitive advantage, such as the prosthetics Pistorius uses. If the reports are true, and he suffers less from fatigue (or anything else), then he ought to be prevented from competing.

  • jesse | January 14, 2008 at 5:03 pm |

    A long time ago, there was a debate as to whether or not Penn State ever had a blue on blue PSU embrodered on to their jerseys. I recently bought a game worn jersey with a certificate of authenticity from the equipment manager, which decidedly does not, I thought the issue was closed.

    Then I saw this on eBay. Catch is, I think the jersey is a fake.

  • LI Phil | January 14, 2008 at 5:05 pm |

    [quote comment="202892"]I also don’t think the IOC is on any high horse. I just think they are acting in the best interest of fairness.[/quote]

    so…we’ll never see this then?

  • jesse | January 14, 2008 at 5:08 pm |

    [quote comment="202899"]A long time ago, there was a debate as to whether or not Penn State ever had a blue on blue PSU embrodered on to their jerseys. I recently bought a game worn jersey with a certificate of authenticity from the equipment manager, which decidedly does not, I thought the issue was closed.

    Then I saw this on eBay. Catch is, I think the jersey is a fake.[/quote]

    Then I looked closer and saw that $50 is only a reserve, and that picture may just stink and I’m not so sure. It may be real after all.

  • Mets Fan AZ | January 14, 2008 at 5:11 pm |

    [quote comment="202898"][quote comment="202890"]I feel the same way about that kicker from Seattle with the damn heater in his pants. Why the hell was he allowed to have outside assistance to play the game? Why are hockey players going to be allowed to gain an advantage with heated blades?
    [/quote]

    I don’t think that’s quite the same thing (as stupid as I think heated pants are).

    If the technology is available to all players (such as pads, or cleats, or the heated blades if ever approved League-wide) then I don’t have a problem with it.

    My concern is when one athlete has a competitive advantage, such as the prosthetics Pistorius uses. If the reports are true, and he suffers less from fatigue (or anything else), then he ought to be prevented from competing.[/quote]
    Did Tom? Dempsey have an “unfair” advangtage kicking head on with his club foot? that’s the closest example I can think of for precedence. Due to his club foot his shoe was very flat in front. (PL has shown us good pics of the shoe). I think this gave him an advantage over other kickers because this was back in the straight on, “non-socer style” kicking days. So he would have probably rather had a normal foot but his disability and with it the techonology (shoe) gave him an advantage. just my .02

  • Frankie | January 14, 2008 at 5:18 pm |

    So I made two changes to the Chargers’ away uniforms. Here’s the one I really like, without the white stripes on the pants, and with new socks. I’m not as fond of this one, even though I originally thought it would look really cool.

  • JoeS | January 14, 2008 at 5:22 pm |

    [quote comment="202904"]
    Did Tom? Dempsey have an “unfair” advangtage kicking head on with his club foot? that’s the closest example I can think of for precedence. Due to his club foot his shoe was very flat in front. (PL has shown us good pics of the shoe). I think this gave him an advantage over other kickers because this was back in the straight on, “non-socer style” kicking days. So he would have probably rather had a normal foot but his disability and with it the techonology (shoe) gave him an advantage. just my .02[/quote]

    I was going to stay out of this because it is obvious there is going to be no clear consensus and there really is no right answer, but I have to say that I think Dempsey is totally different. If he had a prosthetic toe that was spring loaded and helped him kick the ball further, then it would be the same. I think the argument here is about technology giving people an advantage.
    And to anyone who says “Well don’t you think he’d rather have the real thing instead of prothetics?” No shit! Of course he would, but this isn’t the debate.

  • Paul Lukas | January 14, 2008 at 5:54 pm |

    Dempsey wouldn’t be able to wear that shoe today, incidentally. After he retired, the NFL added a rule requiring kickers to wear “normal” kicking shoes, regardless of their foot/stump/etc. shape.

  • Dean | January 14, 2008 at 5:54 pm |

    Those IU style warmups are VERY popular here among high schools (as one might imagine). I’ll try to get some pics, but you have it in all color combo’s. I’ve seen black and gold, red and white, blue and white, green and white, and purple and white, and i’ve only been to 4 games.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | January 14, 2008 at 6:39 pm |

    [quote comment="202899"]A long time ago, there was a debate as to whether or not Penn State ever had a blue on blue PSU embrodered on to their jerseys. I recently bought a game worn jersey with a certificate of authenticity from the equipment manager, which decidedly does not, I thought the issue was closed.

    Then I saw this on eBay. Catch is, I think the jersey is a fake.[/quote]

    the jersey alone might not be a fake, but the numerals definitely are. someone ruined it by doing a shitty job costomizing it.
    in addition, michigan had “M”‘s on each shoulder that were embossed into the fabric of the blue jerseys.

  • Ronnie Poore | January 14, 2008 at 6:48 pm |

    [quote comment="202906"]So I made two changes to the Chargers’ away uniforms. Here’s the one I really like, without the white stripes on the pants, and with new socks. I’m not as fond of this one, even though I originally thought it would look really cool.[/quote]

    how do you like my version with light blue pants?
    http://s5.photobucke...

  • Juan Grande | January 14, 2008 at 8:00 pm |

    [quote comment="202666"]So I’m staying in Auburn, AL, while mapping the neighboring county and the fire alarm in the hotel went off about 6:45 this morning. The responding fire truck was painted white with blue and orange trim and used the “AUBURN TIGERS” font from this site. Mind you, this was the CITY fire department, not the University FD.

    Ah, life in the South.[/quote]

    The fire trucks in Chapel Hill are Tarheel Blue. That is a very disturbing sight. Luckily though the trucks do not have the Alexander Julian weird side panels from the 1990s.

  • Juan Grande | January 14, 2008 at 8:05 pm |

    Speaking of Tom Dempsey and his foot… whatever happened to the “barefoot kicker” phenomenom of the 1980s? It was always fun to watch a snow game to see if the kicker’s toes would shatter from the impact.

  • Peter | January 14, 2008 at 8:11 pm |

    Is anyone watching the Celtics and Wizards? Washington has Gold throwbacks with black shorts, looks kind of like a nightmare.

  • keek80 | January 14, 2008 at 8:28 pm |

    [quote comment="202853"][quote comment="202841"]Check out these other instances of 70’s rock musicians wearing jerseys:

    Phil Collins in a North Stars jersey (in 1976 with Genesis)
    http://youtube.com/w...

    Bill Bruford with a Boston Bruins logo on his overalls (playing behind Chris Squire, who is definitely not wearing any athletic apparel)
    http://youtube.com/w...

    I remember an article in Modern Drummer a few years back when Joson Bonham, John Bonham’s son, talked about sending his drum tech to buy a jersey for whatever the big sporting team in the town was so he could wear it during the show. On another drumming related note, Carter Beauford, who plays with Dave Matthews, used to always wear hockey sweaters (jerseys). The reason? Not because he liked hockey, but because they were comfortable and kept the sweat off of him. (I believe the term or art nowadays would be whicking).[/quote]

    yes this is true. I remember in the video for ants marching Beauford was wearing a rangers jersey (sweater)

    I also remember watching an Umphrey’s McGee concert on concert.tv. Every member of the band was wearing a red and black baseball jersey. For the life of me, I couldn’t make out the front of the jersey to see what team it was. Little help, please?

    For those who don’t about Umphrey’s, they are a big jam band outta chicago that plays killer music. so if any of u uniwatchers are deadheads or phish heads check em out.

  • big DK | January 14, 2008 at 8:58 pm |

    Does anyone know where to get a pair of IU style warm-up pants in blue and white like the photo? I have a pair that I wear for all Gator games and I have been looking for another for the past few years.

    Also, anyone know where I can order stirrups with the northwestern striping on them?

  • KT | January 14, 2008 at 9:03 pm |

    [quote comment="202904"]
    Did Tom? Dempsey have an “unfair” advangtage kicking head on with his club foot? [/quote]

    Tom Dempsey’s career field goal percentage (1969-1979): 61.6%.

    Rest of the NFL’s average field goal percentage (1969-1979): 60.5%

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | January 14, 2008 at 9:27 pm |

    [quote comment="202722"]I don’t think those are mold spores. They are likely the rubber pellets that are used as turf filler for the “Real Grass” surface at Texas Stadium.[/quote]

    I sure hope thats all it is! But there should be no reason to wear such a worn down uniform in the first place.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | January 14, 2008 at 9:28 pm |

    [quote comment="202928"]Is anyone watching the Celtics and Wizards? Washington has Gold throwbacks with black shorts, looks kind of like a nightmare.[/quote]

    Worst uniform in the NBA….actually that’s a tie with those FUGLY Gold alt’s the Kings wear.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | January 14, 2008 at 9:37 pm |

    [quote comment="202923"][quote comment="202906"]So I made two changes to the Chargers’ away uniforms. Here’s the one I really like, without the white stripes on the pants, and with new socks. I’m not as fond of this one, even though I originally thought it would look really cool.[/quote]

    how do you like my version with light blue pants?
    http://s5.photobucke...

    Frankie, I was thinking the same thing! I posted a few of my photoshops of the Charger uni a while back. They need non solid socks and the uni would be PERFECT. I love your first option…but I would keep the stripe surrounding the Bolt.

    Ronnie Poore, I’m digging your idea a lot! That would be fresh even with the regular road uni with navy numerals and shoulder stripe.

  • Jordan | January 14, 2008 at 9:51 pm |

    Kudos to Collin on his excellent taste in getting his team outfitted in Hoosier stripes — seeing them in blue reminded me that in the Joe B. Hall era of the early 70s, Kentucky also wore the stripes in blue and white.

    IU and “Hoosier Nation” has picked up on the fact that the cream and crimson stripes are the closest thing that we have to a mascot. I’d love to see them in the endzones of “The Rock”, similar to the checkboards at Tennessee.

  • Jordan | January 14, 2008 at 9:51 pm |

    Kudos to Collin on his excellent taste in getting his team outfitted in Hoosier stripes — seeing them in blue reminded me that in the Joe B. Hall era of the early 70s, Kentucky also wore the stripes in blue and white.

    IU and “Hoosier Nation” has picked up on the fact that the cream and crimson stripes are the closest thing that we have to a mascot. I’d love to see them in the endzones of “The Rock”, similar to the checkboards at Tennessee.

  • John Boris | January 14, 2008 at 10:04 pm |

    Speaking of the NFL this weekend. I noticed that Philip Rivers had his #17 on the end of his chinstrap. Forgot to look for it on the other Chargers. Is this something new? Grabbed a pick on my phone but don’t know how to link it.

  • Robb | January 14, 2008 at 10:04 pm |

    In my uniform related news, pending a physical, I’ll be changing my logos from this/this and this to this

  • Scott Andrews | January 14, 2008 at 10:05 pm |

    The star on the right breast of Caron Butler’s jersey has fallen off during the 4th quarter of the Wizards/Celtics game. After Butler made a pretty driving one-handed basket with less than a minute to go, you could see the star peeling and falling off the jersey.

  • LI Phil | January 14, 2008 at 10:20 pm |

    classic vs. pure crap on display in beantown tonight

  • Mario | January 14, 2008 at 10:27 pm |

    I thnk it’s Easton.

    Here is a link to the video

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

    [quote comment="202753"]regarding the John Lennon photo. i’ll need some help here; clues: the sleeve patch is a keystone shape indicating Pennsylvania, there’s an E in the patch, so maybe it’s a minor league team from Erie (or another PA town starting with E). from the side the letters on the front appear to be all upper case. anybody got some ideas on this one?[/quote]

  • BigBootyLover58 | January 14, 2008 at 10:37 pm |

    [quote comment="202825"][quote comment="202817"][quote comment="202793"]Uni-related fallout from the Rolen/Glaus trade…

    • Rolen now has to wear the baby blue throwbacks again, and now even more regularly.

    • Will Glaus get his usual number 25 jersey in St. Louis? I doubt it.[/quote]

    I just remembered, Rolen also wore the baby blue throwbacks in Philly. That will make him 3 for 3. Has any other current player been forced to wear three different powder blue throwbacks?[/quote]

    You know, not to nitpick, but I’m not sure if Rolen ever actually wore a baby (powder) blue throwback when he was on the Phillies.

    Before he was drafted they just changed to the current iteration of their jerseys, and the whole
    throback craze didn’t really start until after he had been traded.

    To be honest, the first time I can actually recall from memory them doing a turn back the clock night and wearing the throwbacks was in the final season of the Vet – however, even then that would’ve been the white/maroon jerseys.[/quote]
    Phillies absolutely wore blue throwbacks – on the road vs. Baltimore a couple of times a few years back. Pretty sure this was post Rolen trade, but I could be wrong.

  • Rick | January 14, 2008 at 10:57 pm |

    [quote comment="202942"]Speaking of the NFL this weekend. I noticed that Philip Rivers had his #17 on the end of his chinstrap. Forgot to look for it on the other Chargers. Is this something new? Grabbed a pick on my phone but don’t know how to link it.[/quote]

    This was mentioned yesterday or Saturday. The Chiefs also do it.

  • Jordan | January 14, 2008 at 11:02 pm |

    [quote comment="202937"][quote comment="202928"]Is anyone watching the Celtics and Wizards? Washington has Gold throwbacks with black shorts, looks kind of like a nightmare.[/quote]

    They are actually just alternates.

  • LI Phil | January 14, 2008 at 11:03 pm |

    [quote comment="202950"][quote comment="202942"]Speaking of the NFL this weekend. I noticed that Philip Rivers had his #17 on the end of his chinstrap. Forgot to look for it on the other Chargers. Is this something new? Grabbed a pick on my phone but don’t know how to link it.[/quote]

    This was mentioned yesterday or Saturday.

    The Chiefs also do it.[/quote]

    rivers hardwick LT

  • Patrick | January 14, 2008 at 11:38 pm |

    Just a few thoughts…
    1. Those striped warm-up pants make those kids look like circus clowns.
    2. I’m not much into basketball but those Wizard unis look horrible!
    3. I’m an unabashed fan of the cold-weather unis the NFL officials wear. The short white pants with stirrups just looks ridiculous. BTW, will the officials be wearing shorts at the Pro Bowl?
    4. Striped socks look ridiculous no matter the sport. You’re not 10 years old anymore!

  • Original Jim | January 15, 2008 at 12:02 am |

    [quote comment="202958"]Just a few thoughts…
    3. I’m an unabashed fan of the cold-weather unis the NFL officials wear. The short white pants with stirrups just looks ridiculous. BTW, will the officials be wearing shorts at the Pro Bowl?
    4. Striped socks look ridiculous no matter the sport. You’re not 10 years old anymore![/quote]

    NFL officials do not wear stirrups or short pants. Those are knickers and striped socks.

    Football officials should not wear the long black pants. They look like ski pants. There are plenty of UnderArmour products that will keep the officials warm underneath the standard classic uniform.

    CFL officials still wear the stirrups.

    do you think all hockey players look 10 with their striped socks too?

  • Spencer | January 15, 2008 at 12:12 am |

    [quote comment="202906"]So I made two changes to the Chargers’ away uniforms. Here’s the one I really like, without the white stripes on the pants, and with new socks. I’m not as fond of this one, even though I originally thought it would look really cool.[/quote]
    Nice job.

    I wish they would add another notch in the bolt on the pants. I like the unis, but I think that they should have kept the old blue helmets.

  • =bg= | January 15, 2008 at 12:22 am |

    [quote comment="202841"]Check out these other instances of 70’s rock musicians wearing jerseys:

    Phil Collins in a North Stars jersey (in 1976 with Genesis)
    http://youtube.com/w...

    Bill Bruford with a Boston Bruins logo on his overalls (playing behind Chris Squire, who is definitely not wearing any athletic apparel)
    http://youtube.com/w...

    The late Terry Kath, monster guitarist for “Chicago” wore hockey jerseys all the time..I’ve seen photos of the Blues, Canucks, Rangers, and Blackhawks.

    http://www.eddiewalk...

  • Will Morris | January 15, 2008 at 1:02 am |

    Wait, aren’t those Georgetown Prep uniforms illegal? They’re not white, as they need to be under current NFHS rules.

  • KT | January 15, 2008 at 1:14 am |

    I thought they were phasing in that rule in NFHS gradually so that schools wouldn’t have to buy new unis if they just bought them.

    It’s been a few years since I officiated basketball, but I thought that’s what they said when they put that rule in.

    Incidentally, a similar rule is coming for football.

  • Cort | January 15, 2008 at 1:16 am |

    Easton is about 40 miles north of Philadelphia. The Mike Douglas Show was taped in Philly. John and Yoko spent a week co-hosting the show, which meant that had plenty of time to shop in the area. It seems to me that an old high school jersey from an outlying suburb could have found its way to a funky second hand clothing shop frequented by artsy folk in Philly.

    There’s no hard evidence, but it’s conceivable that this is how John ended up with an Easton High School jersey.

    This isn’t exactly uniform related, but folk-rocker Al Stewart used to alter the lyrics to his song “Year of the Cat”, replacing a reference to Peter Lorre with the name of a local sports star: “You go strolling through the crowd like Michael Irvin, contemplating a crime” is the way I’ve heard him sing it in Texas.

  • Zack | January 15, 2008 at 1:28 am |

    So I do not have a picture yet, if I find one I will post it asap, but anyone who watched the last part of the Penguins-Rangers game today maybe have noticed that toward the end of the game Georges Laraque’s NHL patch on the collar of his jersey was starting to fall off.

  • KT | January 15, 2008 at 1:30 am |

    [quote comment="203026"]Easton is about 40 miles north of Philadelphia. [/quote]

    And is the hometown of…..Larry Holmes, if memory serves.

  • Nick | January 15, 2008 at 3:40 am |

    [quote comment="202980"][quote comment="202841"]Check out these other instances of 70’s rock musicians wearing jerseys:

    Phil Collins in a North Stars jersey (in 1976 with Genesis)
    http://youtube.com/w...

    Bill Bruford with a Boston Bruins logo on his overalls (playing behind Chris Squire, who is definitely not wearing any athletic apparel)
    http://youtube.com/w...

    The late Terry Kath, monster guitarist for “Chicago” wore hockey jerseys all the time..I’ve seen photos of the Blues, Canucks, Rangers, and Blackhawks.

    http://www.eddiewalk...

    Christopher Cross in 1980 (“Ride Like the Wind”) wore an Earl Campell/Oilers #34 jersey often in concert – I believe he was from Texas, and Mick Jagger wore a green #21 John Sciarra Eagles jersey once in a Philly Stadium concert. I think Axel Rose w Guns and Roses did the same (maybe not a Sciarra jersey) later in the 1980’s.

  • Nick | January 15, 2008 at 3:46 am |

    [quote comment="202906"]So I made two changes to the Chargers’ away uniforms. Here’s the one I really like, without the white stripes on the pants, and with new socks. I’m not as fond of this one, even though I originally thought it would look really cool.[/quote]

    How about GOLD/Yellow pants with the white jerseys ???? Get that cool 1970’s vibe.

    That might even look good with the Powder Blue Jerseys. however, keep WHITE pants with the Navy jerseys.

  • Nick | January 15, 2008 at 3:49 am |

    [quote comment="202923"][quote comment="202906"]So I made two changes to the Chargers’ away uniforms. Here’s the one I really like, without the white stripes on the pants, and with new socks. I’m not as fond of this one, even though I originally thought it would look really cool.[/quote]

    how do you like my version with light blue pants?
    http://s5.photobucke...

    Light Blue pants look good – but its currently become the Titans regular road set-up.

    Gold pants with White jersey and White helmet is one-of-a-kind – UNIQUELY San Diegan !!!

  • Rick From Cedar Park, TX | January 15, 2008 at 7:47 am |

    [quote comment="202943"]In my uniform related news, pending a physical, I’ll be changing my logos from this/this and this to this[/quote]

    Congratulations Robb. And thank you for serving.

    Do you know what you will be doing jobwise?

  • Kyle | January 15, 2008 at 3:50 pm |

    [quote comment="202948"][quote comment="202825"][quote comment="202817"][quote comment="202793"]Uni-related fallout from the Rolen/Glaus trade…

    • Rolen now has to wear the baby blue throwbacks again, and now even more regularly.

    • Will Glaus get his usual number 25 jersey in St. Louis? I doubt it.[/quote]

    I just remembered, Rolen also wore the baby blue throwbacks in Philly. That will make him 3 for 3. Has any other current player been forced to wear three different powder blue throwbacks?[/quote]

    You know, not to nitpick, but I’m not sure if Rolen ever actually wore a baby (powder) blue throwback when he was on the Phillies.

    Before he was drafted they just changed to the current iteration of their jerseys, and the whole
    throback craze didn’t really start until after he had been traded.

    To be honest, the first time I can actually recall from memory them doing a turn back the clock night and wearing the throwbacks was in the final season of the Vet – however, even then that would’ve been the white/maroon jerseys.[/quote]
    Phillies absolutely wore blue throwbacks – on the road vs. Baltimore a couple of times a few years back. Pretty sure this was post Rolen trade, but I could be wrong.[/quote]

    I’ve followed Rolen throughout his career. (went to the same HS.) I’m almost positive I remember him wearing them.

  • Kyle | January 15, 2008 at 4:05 pm |

    Also, while I’m posting… as an amputee, I have to say, I agree with the IOC on the runner. If someone came up with a “Jai alai” type attachment for my right elbow that allowed me to throw a 90 mph fast ball, don’t you think that would be a bit of a competitive advantage to the 65 mph I probably throw with my left? This day in age, we need to realize that sometimes the prosthetic devise is actually superior to the human body. It may not seem PC, but we have things like the Paralympics out there for a reason.

  • Dan Callender | January 21, 2008 at 12:31 pm |

    Brett Favre appears to be using a hand-warmer on his nose and face in yesterday’s game. You now, those little baggies that you open up and they get hot? It was minus 24 degrees, with the wind chill, after all.