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D Is for Disorganized

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It’s not often that I run a lead item with no photo links. But reader Mark Snider sent me a really interesting communiqué the other day, and it deserves showcase treatment, even without pics. Check it out:

The Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League recently hosted the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. It was the Stampede’s NBA Affiliate Night [a promotion designed to highlight the relationship between NBA clubs and their D-League affiliates], so Idaho was wearing the black road uniforms of their NBA Affiliate, the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Mad Ants wore the red uniforms of the Detroit Pistons.

But Mouhamed Sene, assigned to the Stampede by their other NBA affiliate, the Seattle Super Sonics, wore his green road Sonics uniform. Turns out that the Sonics didn’t want their contracted player wearing the colors of their division (and Pacific Northwest) rivals from Portland. So at times, you had Idaho players wearing black and green uniforms, with Fort Wayne’s team in red. Unfortunately, no photos of the game yet.

There was a similar situation earlier in the season, when Idaho was on the road and was supposed to wear their Sonics uniforms in a game at Rio Grande Valley, where the Vipers were wearing yellow New Orleans Hornets uniforms. But Idaho had an assigned player from Portland, and the Blazers didn’t want him wearing Seattle’s colors. So Idaho wore their regular road red uniforms instead. Apparently the D-League and NBA didn’t take into account assigned NBA players from different teams when they established the NBA Affiliate Nights.

Interestingly, Brian Thompson reports that a similar case of bad planning unfolded at a recent Ontario Hockey League game:

In conjunction with the Windsor Spitfires’ final year at historic Windsor Arena, they’ve brought back their 1950s jerseys for Sunday games. But the Plymouth Whalers only brought their white jerseys to last Sunday’s game, so after the first period the officials made the Spitfires switch to their red jerseys, which happened to clash with their retro socks.

I’m sure there’s a lesson here of some sort, but I’m too busy obsessing over the fact that there’s simply no excuse for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants’ uniforms not to use this fabric for their uniforms. I happen to have several yards of the stuff (that photo is actually a scan of the material) — anyone want to make a jersey out of it?

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Annals of Human Folly, Vol. 879,351: Remember that chunk of plastic that came off of Ahmad Bradshaw’s helmet on Sunday? Giants equipment director Joe Skiba tells me he actually picked up the wayward fragment from the Lambeau Field turf — and then threw it away.

Are you fucking kidding me?! Here’s an artifact with “Hall of Fame Exhibit” written all over it, and Skiba treats it like a cigarette butt. As Scott Turner remarked when I told him about this tragicomic turn of events, “Why didn’t he just chuck the Mona Lisa in the trash while he was at it?”

I fully expect the next edition of Skiba’s online video series to address this woeful error in judgment. But I won’t be around to see it, because I’m so distraught over this episode that I’m about to go put my head in the oven.

Uni Watch News Ticker: I love The Power Puff Girls, and apparently so does R.W. McQuarters. I was pretty sure he rotated his cartoon Band-Aids from game to game, but this is the first time I’ve seen a clear shot of him wearing a non-SpongeBob strip. Also, I didn’t know this, but McQuarters’s Band-Aid ritual dates all the way back to his college days at Oklahoma State, as you can see in this 1996 shot (which was kindly provided by Clint Spaulding). … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: At the 58-second point of this video clip, you can see one of those chemical hand-warmer thingies fall out of Brett Favre’s pocket. … Just when you thought you’d seen everything (with thanks to Chris Flinn). … Interesting mystery uncovered by John English, who sent along this photo gallery from the 1979 American League Red Book. As you can see, two of the Chisox players have red-brimmed batting helmets — never seen that before. Anyone know more about this? … Ewww. … Double-ewww. … All those Packers wearing sewn-in pockets on their jerseys prompted Noel Blaha to send in this shot of Benie Kosar — note the high pocket placement. “During the cold-weather games, one of his hands would seemingly be on top of the other in two different pockets, rather than one pouch,” writes Noel. … “You recently mentioned that the New York Rangers wore three different colored jerseys during a practice,” writes Danny Kroll. “But yesterday here in Pittsburgh, the Capitals wore six different colors during their morning skate.” … Remember, I’ll be deconstructing the finer points of trade magazines tonight at Union Hall in Park Slope, 8 p.m.

 

258 comments to D Is for Disorganized

  • Josh Petty | January 22, 2008 at 7:59 am |

    RW McQuarters’ bandaid looks like Dora the Explorer, not Power Puff Girls

  • derek | January 22, 2008 at 8:01 am |

    Every team has six different colours of practice jerseys, not just the capitals.

  • Robert | January 22, 2008 at 8:12 am |

    Wow, I love the logo on the Spitfires’ red jerseys. The plane swooping out of the sky? Seriously cool.

  • assgrabber | January 22, 2008 at 8:15 am |

    [quote comment=”208014″]Every team has six different colours of practice jerseys, not just the capitals.[/quote]

    Exactly, it defines the 3 lines, the defensemen and the goalies. The 6th would be people who are not currently on a line

  • derek | January 22, 2008 at 8:25 am |

    [quote comment=”208020″][quote comment=”208014″]Every team has six different colours of practice jerseys, not just the capitals.[/quote]

    Exactly, it defines the 3 lines, the defensemen and the goalies. The 6th would be people who are not currently on a line[/quote]
    the sixth is for injured players

  • Dane | January 22, 2008 at 8:30 am |

    It was very cool flipping through Time Out New York over the weekend and seeing Paul Lukas including in the listings. I really wish I could be there tonight – sounds like a cool experience.

  • teamcinnamon | January 22, 2008 at 8:32 am |

    That retro Spitfires jersey looked pretty awesome!

  • CJ | January 22, 2008 at 8:33 am |

    Josh is correct, that is a Dora the Explorer Band-Aid that R.W. McQuarters is wearing. I should now, I have 3 daughters, and a box of those damn things in the medicine cabinet

  • Chris Hilf | January 22, 2008 at 8:34 am |

    I have a 2-year-old who is currently wearing that EXACT model of Dora the Explorer band aid, not powderpuff girls.

  • Gazzoo | January 22, 2008 at 8:38 am |

    Regarding the White Sox batting helmets…

    They never did wear a red brimmed hat as part of that uni set. It’s obvious from the pictures that they are playing the Angels, the White Sox batting helmets must have been lost in transit and they ended up borrowing ones from the Angels.

  • Adrian | January 22, 2008 at 8:38 am |

    It looks like the catcher is wearing the same helmet in those White Sox pics. Could it be that they were playing the Angels or Indians, and had to borrow batting helmets? Just throwing it out there.

  • MPowers1634 | January 22, 2008 at 8:39 am |

    [quote comment=”208030″]I have a 2-year-old who is currently wearing that EXACT model of Dora the Explorer band aid, not powderpuff girls.[/quote]

    My daughters are three and five and go through those things like water. And as I mentioned it yesterday, when “RW McButterfingers” made the pick, ran to the center of the field and fumbled, I nearly put two of those band-aids OVER my eyes!

  • Christopher | January 22, 2008 at 8:44 am |

    [quote comment=”208033″]It looks like the catcher is wearing the same helmet in those White Sox pics. Could it be that they were playing the Angels or Indians, and had to borrow batting helmets? Just throwing it out there.[/quote]

    And, both images are clearly in the same field. I’d say I’m almost positive that they’re the same game.

    I want to say that’s Cleveland? Municipal Stadium? That did have red seats I believe.

    Therefore, I have to believe your theory.

  • Kevin G. | January 22, 2008 at 8:57 am |

    [quote comment=”208032″]Regarding the White Sox batting helmets…

    They never did wear a red brimmed hat as part of that uni set. It’s obvious from the pictures that they are playing the Angels, the White Sox batting helmets must have been lost in transit and they ended up borrowing ones from the Angels.[/quote]
    I think you are exactly right.

  • Eephus | January 22, 2008 at 9:04 am |

    And, both images are clearly in the same field. I’d say I’m almost positive that they’re the same game.

    I’d agree with that. Look at the fans at the corner of the red fence. There’s the same guy in a blue shirt and hat sitting next to a guy with a yellow shirt and white hat.

  • mg12 | January 22, 2008 at 9:06 am |

    Does the NBA development league still use the old NBA ball that was used for the first half of the ’06-’07 season?

    http://media.idahost...

    In this image and the image used for today’s lead item it appears that they are using this old NBA ball, only with blue recessed ridges.

  • MPowers1634 | January 22, 2008 at 9:14 am |

    [quote comment=”208044″]Does the NBA development league still use the old NBA ball that was used for the first half of the ’06-’07 season?

    http://media.idahost...

    In this image and the image used for today’s lead item it appears that they are using this old NBA ball, only with blue recessed ridges.[/quote]

    They do.

  • MPowers1634 | January 22, 2008 at 9:20 am |

    And for the playground, pick up, and men’s leagues that I play in, there is absolutely nothing that I can find wrong with either the extinct NBA or NBDL ball. The added grip actually helps considering my hands aren’t as big as Shaq’s which I found out at the NBA store yesterday!

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 9:20 am |
  • Eriq Jaffe | January 22, 2008 at 9:20 am |

    [quote comment=”208037″]I want to say that’s Cleveland? Municipal Stadium? That did have red seats I believe.[/quote]

    Nah, that’s not Cleveland. In 1979 & 1980 (the two years the Sox used that sock stripe pattern), the Indians had those “thick” stripes on their sleeves. Also, there are far, far too many people in attendance for that to be Municipal Stadium during that time. ;)

  • tedkerwin | January 22, 2008 at 9:20 am |

    Considering the number of people in the stands I would guess it is California not Cleveland, Angels won the west that year and Chicago was in the West while Cleveland was in the East barely finishing .500 Municipal stadium looked very empty when 20,000 fit in a stadium that held 80,000

  • Joe H | January 22, 2008 at 9:22 am |

    Joe Skiba doesn’t “get it”

  • tedkerwin | January 22, 2008 at 9:26 am |

    Speaking of batting helemts I knew about Raines from this sight but did not know about the Furcal tribute to Hank Aaron causing a fuss. If Uniwatch was around in 2004 I am sure I would have.

  • Shaftman | January 22, 2008 at 9:26 am |

    [quote comment=”208048″]a moment of silence, please[/quote]

    I’m not a soccer fan so I’m going to ask “Why?”.

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 9:28 am |

    mr. nike posted this last nite…funny, funny shit…might be a lil NSFW, so open with caution

    ‘eli might be better than peyton’

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 9:30 am |

    [quote comment=”208056″][quote comment=”208048″]a moment of silence, please[/quote]

    I’m not a soccer fan so I’m going to ask “Why?”.[/quote]

    sorry…i should have included the photo cap:

    Workmen erect a giant mural depicting the 1958 Manchester United team on the East Stand at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, north-west England, 22 January 2008. The photograph is seen behind a statue of the then team manager Sir Matt Busby. 06 February marks the 50th anniversary of the airplane crash in Munich which killed seven players as they returned from a European Cup game against Red Star Belgrade. A memorial service will take place on the anniversary and the following Saturday the Manchester derby against Manchester City will see the teams wear 1950’s style kit bearing no sponsorship or players names. The official Manchester City supporters club has called for a minutes silence to be changed to a minute of applause over fears that some rival fans may spoil the silence.

  • scott | January 22, 2008 at 9:30 am |

    That doesn’t look like Anaheim Stadium structurally, though.

  • tedkerwin | January 22, 2008 at 9:42 am |

    Sunday, September 9th
    IN THE NEWS: The first place Orioles romp to their 7th win in a row, larruping the Red Sox, 16–4. Rick Dempsey hits a grand slam for the Birds in their 6-run 6th, and Al Bumbry adds a home run in the same frame. Jim Rice homers for the Bosox. Sox C Bob Montgomery is 1-for-2 in his last ML game. He is the last ML batter to wear a hard liner in his cap instead of a batting helmet.

    From Baseball Library

    I am sure if you wanted to pay you could go to the LA Times Archive and read the stories of the two or three day games played by the White SOx and Angels that year but the pictures could have been taken in the first inning of a night game as well. Washington batted second and Solderholm fourth in the box scores I saw. No hits on batting helmet in the search I did.

  • todd krevanchi | January 22, 2008 at 9:43 am |

    [quote comment=”208058″]mr. nike posted this last nite…funny, funny shit…might be a lil NSFW, so open with caution

    ‘eli might be better than peyton'[/quote]

    i laughed whole-heartedly… and im a cowboys fan!
    “yeah, and kobe’s better than michael.”

  • Gill Sans | January 22, 2008 at 9:44 am |

    Photo Gallery from the DM Register about the 1974-75 Drake men’s basketball team here:DM Register Gallery

    The gallery shows two different white unis for Drake. Not sure if they wore two different unis that year, or if the half-assed Register staff pulled pics from two different years. Either way, it’s interesting.

  • MattG | January 22, 2008 at 9:44 am |

    Now I don’t play hockey but I’m pretty sure they wear different colours (yes colours – I’m Canadian) in practice to denote line combinations and defense pairings.

    So for example if you were my beloved habs the top line might wear bleu, the second line may wear blanc and the third line would wear rouge.

    I made up the example but I think you get my point.

  • Nicole | January 22, 2008 at 9:45 am |

    [quote comment=”208056″][quote comment=”208048″]a moment of silence, please[/quote]

    I’m not a soccer fan so I’m going to ask “Why?”.[/quote]

    There was a plane crash in which 23 members of the Manchester United soccer team died.

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • scott | January 22, 2008 at 9:53 am |

    But the photos of the ChiSox are in the 1979 AL Red Book, meaning the photos are from 1978, right?

  • dm00n [Doug] | January 22, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    [quote comment=”208032″]Regarding the White Sox batting helmets…

    They never did wear a red brimmed hat as part of that uni set. It’s obvious from the pictures that they are playing the Angels, the White Sox batting helmets must have been lost in transit and they ended up borrowing ones from the Angels.[/quote]

    You could be right, they have their heads turned far enough that I think you can safely say they do not have the SOX wordmark on those lids.

  • JoeS | January 22, 2008 at 9:55 am |

    [quote comment=”208070″]Now I don’t play hockey but I’m pretty sure they wear different colours (yes colours – I’m Canadian) in practice to denote line combinations and defense pairings.

    So for example if you were my beloved habs the top line might wear bleu, the second line may wear blanc and the third line would wear rouge.

    I made up the example but I think you get my point.[/quote]
    Whoa, whoa, wait a minute! You’re Canadian and you don’t play hockey!

  • Rick | January 22, 2008 at 9:58 am |

    [quote comment=”208052″]Joe Skiba doesn’t “get it”[/quote]

    I agree. That would’ve been a great Uni Watch raffle item, or he could’ve even sold it on Ebay for charity! haha

  • Eric | January 22, 2008 at 10:00 am |

    The Blazer player on the Idaho team during the last Affiliation Night was Taurean Green. Local Portland media outlets reported that he actually did end up wearing Seattle green. The Blazers management threw a small fit after the fact. No pictures were provided.

    I, for one, do not see the problem. The players aren’t actually playing for a division rival, and wearing the “wrong” uniform for a game isn’t going to have an effect on any contract, so what’s the big deal?

  • Jim | January 22, 2008 at 10:00 am |

    I am looking into buying a 1992 NHL All Star jersey. I would like to get a name on it, but I need to know who were All Stars in 1992. Anyone know where I can get the rosters for 1992 All stars? My usual websites are not turing up the answers I need.

  • MPowers1634 | January 22, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    [quote comment=”208084″]The Blazer player on the Idaho team during the last Affiliation Night was Taurean Green. Local Portland media outlets reported that he actually did end up wearing Seattle green. The Blazers management threw a small fit after the fact. No pictures were provided.

    I, for one, do not see the problem. The players aren’t actually playing for a division rival, and wearing the “wrong” uniform for a game isn’t going to have an effect on any contract, so what’s the big deal?[/quote]

    Unfortunately it’s business, common sense does not always prevail in our litigious society. No different than this.

  • dm00n [Doug] | January 22, 2008 at 10:03 am |

    Wow, I was looking at old White Sox photos and came across a really bad photo alteration.

  • Cork | January 22, 2008 at 10:04 am |

    The white sox game in question is most likely Sunday May 20, 1979. If the Sox only wore those uni in 79 and 80, it would have been from 1979 as Soderholm was traded from the Sox to the Rangers in June of 1979. That leaves one three-game set at Anaheim May 18-20, 1979. I am assuming the friday and saturday games were at night, which would leave the Sunday afternoon game.

    Still one thing doesnt jive. If it was misplaced batting helmets, this was series was the second road series. They played in Oakland before the California series. If the helmets were lost on the way to the Oakland sereis, surely they would have arrived in time for the Angels series. and if they were lost on the way to Anaheim, certainly they would have been there in time for the Saturday and Sunday games. Otherwise, the Sox played the entire series and possibly two entire series with other team’s batting helmets.

  • Mike | January 22, 2008 at 10:05 am |

    [quote comment=”208085″]I am looking into buying a 1992 NHL All Star jersey. I would like to get a name on it, but I need to know who were All Stars in 1992. Anyone know where I can get the rosters for 1992 All stars? My usual websites are not turing up the answers I need.[/quote]

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Shane | January 22, 2008 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”208027″]That retro Spitfires jersey looked pretty awesome![/quote]

    Exactly what I was going to say. Love ’em.

  • MPowers1634 | January 22, 2008 at 10:10 am |

    And speaking of business and sports colliding. Check out these pics of a pizza delivery truck from a pizzeria around my way. I think the owner is a Browns fan!

    #1
    #2
    #3
    #4
    #5
    #6
    #7

    If there’s any problem with the links, just scroll through the album at Flickr!

    And just a suggestion, because they have been a source of ill will lately, maybe we should place the “Green Dot” and “UCLA” topics in the FAQ section!

  • DarkAudit | January 22, 2008 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”208084″]The Blazer player on the Idaho team during the last Affiliation Night was Taurean Green. Local Portland media outlets reported that he actually did end up wearing Seattle green. The Blazers management threw a small fit after the fact. No pictures were provided.

    I, for one, do not see the problem. The players aren’t actually playing for a division rival, and wearing the “wrong” uniform for a game isn’t going to have an effect on any contract, so what’s the big deal?[/quote]

    You don’t wear your rival’s gear. Ever.

  • dm00n [Doug] | January 22, 2008 at 10:14 am |

    [quote comment=”208082″][quote comment=”208052″]Joe Skiba doesn’t “get it”[/quote]

    I agree.

    That would’ve been a great Uni Watch raffle item, or he could’ve even sold it on Ebay for charity!

    haha[/quote]

    Not only that, depending on whether it was just paint or a layer of the helmet material (are those helmets even painted? I sort of think of them as having infused color) you would think Schutt would want the helmet and the pieces so they could figure out if the failure compromised the helmet at all and exactly what happened.

    My favorite part about the whole thing is the part where the front patch of the helmet and the remaining 4 both come free and travel in different directions. It is like that one photo Paul had of the helmet number flying off but even cooler.

  • Jim | January 22, 2008 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”208092″][quote comment=”208085″]I am looking into buying a 1992 NHL All Star jersey. I would like to get a name on it, but I need to know who were All Stars in 1992. Anyone know where I can get the rosters for 1992 All stars? My usual websites are not turing up the answers I need.[/quote]

    http://en.wikipedia....

    Yes, I have been here but it does not tell me the roster. I need to know the roster to pick out the name I would get. Any help would be great.

  • Teebz | January 22, 2008 at 10:19 am |

    [quote comment=”208085″]I am looking into buying a 1992 NHL All Star jersey. I would like to get a name on it, but I need to know who were All Stars in 1992. Anyone know where I can get the rosters for 1992 All stars? My usual websites are not turing up the answers I need.[/quote]

    Wales or Campbell Conference?

    It was in Philly, and Brett Hull of the St. Louis Blues was the MVP for the Campbell Conference in a 10-6 Campbell Conference victory.

    Alexander Mogilny of the Buffalo Sabres played for the Wales Conference.

    Ed Belfour started in his 1st All-Star game for the Campbell Conference.

    However, I haven’t been able to find a roster either. I’ll keep searching.

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment=”208102″][quote comment=”208092″][quote comment=”208085″]I am looking into buying a 1992 NHL All Star jersey. I would like to get a name on it, but I need to know who were All Stars in 1992. Anyone know where I can get the rosters for 1992 All stars? My usual websites are not turing up the answers I need.[/quote]

    http://en.wikipedia....

    Yes, I have been here but it does not tell me the roster. I need to know the roster to pick out the name I would get. Any help would be great.[/quote]

    1992? top of my head i’d say “anyone from the dream team”…i’ll get it and get back to you

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 10:23 am |

    [quote comment=”208107″][quote comment=”208102″][quote comment=”208092″][quote comment=”208085″]I am looking into buying a 1992 NHL All Star jersey. I would like to get a name on it, but I need to know who were All Stars in 1992. Anyone know where I can get the rosters for 1992 All stars? My usual websites are not turing up the answers I need.[/quote]

    http://en.wikipedia....

    Yes, I have been here but it does not tell me the roster. I need to know the roster to pick out the name I would get. Any help would be great.[/quote]

    1992? top of my head i’d say “anyone from the dream team”…i’ll get it and get back to you[/quote]

    READ PHIL READ

    sorry…im at work and i thought it said NBA…im a idiot

    /carry on

  • confused about things | January 22, 2008 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”208032″]Regarding the White Sox batting helmets…

    They never did wear a red brimmed hat as part of that uni set. It’s obvious from the pictures that they are playing the Angels, the White Sox batting helmets must have been lost in transit and they ended up borrowing ones from the Angels.[/quote]

    do they have green dots on them? if so, what do they mean?

  • odessa steps | January 22, 2008 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”208102″][quote comment=”208092″][quote comment=”208085″]I am looking into buying a 1992 NHL All Star jersey. I would like to get a name on it, but I need to know who were All Stars in 1992. Anyone know where I can get the rosters for 1992 All stars? My usual websites are not turing up the answers I need.[/quote]

    I just checked the NHL Record Book, which does not have the all-star game rosters.

    I think something that might work is to look for box scores from the game from a Canadian paper, like the Globe and Mail or one of the Toronto papers.

    http://en.wikipedia....

    Yes, I have been here but it does not tell me the roster. I need to know the roster to pick out the name I would get. Any help would be great.[/quote]

  • Jim | January 22, 2008 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”208104″][quote comment=”208085″]I am looking into buying a 1992 NHL All Star jersey. I would like to get a name on it, but I need to know who were All Stars in 1992. Anyone know where I can get the rosters for 1992 All stars? My usual websites are not turing up the answers I need.[/quote]

    Wales or Campbell Conference?

    It was in Philly, and Brett Hull of the St. Louis Blues was the MVP for the Campbell Conference in a 10-6 Campbell Conference victory.

    Alexander Mogilny of the Buffalo Sabres played for the Wales Conference.

    Ed Belfour started in his 1st All-Star game for the Campbell Conference.

    However, I haven’t been able to find a roster either. I’ll keep searching.[/quote]

    Yeah I can’t find it anywhere. It is the white one, so it would be Wales Conference (now East).

  • ThresherK | January 22, 2008 at 10:29 am |

    Okay, I’ve heard of these antz, and I’ve learned about the buzz and the bees.

    But can someone explain what Mad Antz are and what connection they have to Indiana?

  • tedkerwin | January 22, 2008 at 10:34 am |

    1992 NHL All Star Game Recap from NYT

    The National Hockey League All-Star Game is the one hockey game of the year after which the losing players don’t grouse and mutter and answer questions, heads down, with one or two words and cliches. And this afternoon, it didn’t matter that the Campbell Conference had defeated the Wales Conference here at the Spectrum by 10-6: Bryan Trottier was happy to have been a part of it and to have scored a goal.

    “I played my first All-Star Game here in Philadelphia,” said Trottier, a former Islander and current Pittsburgh Penguin who played in his first All-Star Game in 1976 and was added to this season’s game under the senior category established last season. “I played my 1,000th game here, too, and the fans gave me a standing ovation. I have a few special memories here.”

    The best memories of this All-Star Game, the league’s 43d, will go to Brett Hull of the St. Louis Blues, who scored two goals and assisted on another and won a motor vehicle as the player of the game. He was right wing on a line with Los Angeles center Wayne Gretzky, who had a goal and two assists. The combination of hockey’s best sniper and hockey’s best setup artist was something special to see.

    “I had the feeling I was going to get a couple of chances today,” said Hull, the league’s leading goal scorer, who missed last year’s All-Star Game because of a foot injury. “Gretzky is extremely easy to play with.”

    Theoren Fleury of Calgary also scored twice for the Campbells, as did Brian Bellows of Minnesota. It was the first All-Star Game ever with no penalties. The Campbells had 42 shots on goal and the Wales had 41. The Campbells led by 2-1 after one period, then took command with six goals in the second off goalie Don Beaupre of the Washington Capitals.

    It also was the first game ever to include two players from the former Soviet Union. They were Buffalo’s Aleksandr Mogilny and Detroit’s Sergei Fedorov. Mogilny scored a goal for the Wales and Fedorov had two assists for the Campbells. In the skills competition the night before, Fedorov won the speed-skating event and Mogilny finished second. After the game today, they posed together for pictures on the ice. Wide-Open Game

    “I was a little nervous,” Fedorov said. “I am so excited and very happy for me and for my friend, Alex Mogilny. To be an All-Star is a very big surprise for me. I am so happy to play on the same team as Wayne Gretzky.”

    Also scoring for the winners were Trevor Linden, Jeremy Roenick, and Gary Roberts. Also scoring for the losers were Kevin Stevens, Scott Stevens, Owen Nolan and Randy Burridge.

    As is usually the case with these games, the players joked about the lack of checking and rough play and about the wide-open style that favors goal-scorers.

    “Larry Robinson gave me the best advice,” said Mark Tinordi of the Campbells. “He said, ‘When Mario Lemieux comes on the ice, get off.’ ”

    Lemieux didn’t have a point today.

  • Teebz | January 22, 2008 at 10:36 am |

    [quote comment=”208112″]
    Yeah I can’t find it anywhere. It is the white one, so it would be Wales Conference (now East).[/quote]

    Ok, I’ve found more Wales Conference players.

    Jaromir Jagr, Kevin Stevens, and Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Ray Bourque of the Boston Bruins, Alex Mogilny of the Buffalo Sabres, Patrick Roy of the Montreal Canadiens.

  • MPowers1634 | January 22, 2008 at 10:36 am |

    [quote comment=”208114″]Okay, I’ve heard of these antz, and I’ve learned about the buzz and the bees.

    But can someone explain what Mad Antz are and what connection they have to Indiana?[/quote]

    On the Bees main splash page above the tab for Premium Seating, by any chance was that Jeff Weaver?

  • KT | January 22, 2008 at 10:37 am |

    [quote comment=”208114″]Okay, I’ve heard of these antz, and I’ve learned about the buzz and the bees.

    But can someone explain what Mad Antz are and what connection they have to Indiana?[/quote]

    The city of Fort Wayne was founded by General Anthony Wayne, known colloquially as “Mad Anthony Wayne.”

    “Mad Ants” honors “Mad Anthony.”

  • tedkerwin | January 22, 2008 at 10:38 am |

    More on 1992 NHL All-Star

    The Rangers take themselves so seriously this season that there was considerable grumbling today when the National Hockey League announced that center Mark Messier, defenseman Brian Leetch and goaltender Mike Richter were among the 15 players added to the Wales Conference team for the National Hockey League All-Star Game in Philadelphia on Jan. 18

    Although this marked the first time since 1977 that the Rangers will dress as many as three players for the game, the players wondered aloud after practice why there could not be more. Why not four, or five?

    “The selection process is so strange; I’ve given up trying to figure it out,” said Mike Gartner, passed over despite 24 goals. “I’m disappointed, but not that surprised. I think I’m on as good a pace as I ever was.” Complex Calculations

    Gartner joined several other players around the league who probably deserved to play in the game but will not participate because of a complicated process that involved fan balloting and demanded at least one player from each team.

    Among the 15 players added today to the 6 starters in the Wales Conference were defenseman Scott Stevens (10 goals, 27 assists, 37 points) of the Devils and wing Ray Ferraro (20-19-39) of the Islanders.

    Left off were Claude Lemieux (25-12-37) and Peter Stastny (21-23-44) of the Devils; Derek King (24-15-39) of the Islanders; Sergei Nemchinov (20-10-30) of the Rangers and Joe Mullen (26-30-56) of the Penguins.

    Even Richter, who gladly accepted his first-ever invitation, had some problems with the process. Three’s a Crowd?

    For the first time, a panel of four winning general managers (Mike Keenan of Chicago, Rogatien Vachon of Los Angeles, Harry Sinden of Boston, and Craig Patrick of Pittsburgh) made the selections, instead of the All-Star coaches. Also for the first time, there were three goaltenders selected instead of two.

    Richter, with a record of 15-6-1 and a goals-against average of 3.00, had no way of knowing whether he or Don Beaupre of the Washington Capitals (14-7-1, 2.88 goals-against) was the second choice behind Patrick Roy of Montreal, and this troubled him.

    “It’s a fantastic honor, but I wish only two goaltenders were going, even if I was the third,” Richter said. “That way, making the team is more of a special thing.”

    Richter felt uncomfortable discussing this honor with goaltender John Vanbiesbrouck dressing in the next stall.

    “My position is comparable to Beezer’s, and I feel awkward accepting it,” he said. “And what about Gartner and Sergei? Is their value any less for not making it?”

    Leetch was named to the team for the third successive season. Ridiculously, Messier was overlooked in the fan balloting, finishing eighth with just 20,539 votes. Ahead of him were such nonsuperstars as John Cullen, Pierre Turgeon and Dale Hawerchuk.

    “That’s O.K.,” Messier said, of the puzzling fan vote. “When I was in the Campbell Conference, I never finished higher than sixth, either.” SLAP SHOTS

    Instead of conventional practice today, the Rangers broke up into four teams and played a series of hockey and hand-eye coordination games.

  • Ryan | January 22, 2008 at 10:39 am |

    Re: RW McQuarters, he discusses his band-aid wearing in a recent Q & A session. The one pictured is, as has been noted, Boots the Monkey’s buddy Dora the Explorer.

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

  • u2horn | January 22, 2008 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”208100″]

    You don’t wear your rival’s gear. Ever.[/quote]

    http://enrico.blogs....

  • tedkerwin | January 22, 2008 at 10:42 am |

    It is sad to see these 1992 articles on the NNL and see that it was the last year before they over expanded. 22 teams was a nice number even if 16 teams made the playoffs.

  • KT | January 22, 2008 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”208100″]You don’t wear your rival’s gear. Ever.[/quote]

    This from the forthcoming book, Everything I Need to Know I Learned from the Bloods and the Crips.

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 10:47 am |

    nhl all star games & rosters

    scroll down

    /i have NEVER had such a hard time finding what should be such readily available info

  • MPowers1634 | January 22, 2008 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”208120″]Re: RW McQuarters, he discusses his band-aid wearing in a recent Q & A session. The one pictured is, as has been noted, Boots the Monkey’s buddy Dora the Explorer.

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

    Good catch Ryan…Michael Kaye mentioned the interview on ESPN Radio the other day before the game, but I didn’t get a chance to read it!

    They kept harping on the fact that RW’s kids all have the same initials and that he’s still not married to “the mother of his children”, which as a topic of discussion for a football pre-game show seemed to sway a bit too much to the conservative right, at least for me!

  • Stuby | January 22, 2008 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”208088″]Wow, I was looking at old White Sox photos and came across a really bad photo alteration.[/quote]
    Wow, that’s awful. And the photo was even taken at Candlestick Park.

  • scott | January 22, 2008 at 11:00 am |

    Those photos of the White Sox, assuming they were taken in Anaheim, have to be from the last series Chicago played there in 1978, which is when both Claudell Washington and Eric Soderholm were both playing for the White Sox. How could they be from 1979 and also be in the 1979 Red Book?

  • GoTerriers | January 22, 2008 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”208117″]On the Bees main splash page above the tab for Premium Seating, by any chance was that Jeff Weaver?[/quote]

    Nope, more likely his baby brother, Jered, he of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

  • Cork | January 22, 2008 at 11:10 am |

    I was young, and my memory could be failing me, but i thought the Red Book title referred to the year the book covered.

    Naming things for when they come out (even if they cover the year before) is an invention of the late 90s and 2000s, so as to sound more “up to date”

  • Jet | January 22, 2008 at 11:13 am |

    Joe Skiba…. oh, the humanity!!!

    I think we should put out an all-points bulletin to Wisconsin Uni-Watch members — get over to Lambeau and start rooting through the trash bags!!!!!

    -Jet

  • E_Ro | January 22, 2008 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”208096″][quote comment=”208027″]That retro Spitfires jersey looked pretty awesome![/quote]

    Exactly what I was going to say. Love ’em.[/quote]

    Off white is my new favorite hockey sweater color.

  • scott | January 22, 2008 at 11:14 am |

    Naming things for when they come out (even if they cover the year before) is an invention of the late 90s and 2000s, so as to sound more “up to date”

    Huh? When Sporting News came out with its Register or Guide for a season, you always knew the date on the cover was a year later than the statistics contained inside. The same logic follows for the Red and Green Books.

  • MPowers1634 | January 22, 2008 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”208138″][quote comment=”208117″]On the Bees main splash page above the tab for Premium Seating, by any chance was that Jeff Weaver?[/quote]

    Nope, more likely his baby brother, Jered, he of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.[/quote]

    Thanks, GT

  • GoTerriers | January 22, 2008 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”208138″][quote comment=”208117″]On the Bees main splash page above the tab for Premium Seating, by any chance was that Jeff Weaver?[/quote]

    Nope, more likely his baby brother, Jered, he of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.[/quote]

    Sorry to be self-referencing here, but by way of further explanation, Salt Lake is the AAA affiliate of the Angels and was the younger Weaver’s final minor league stop before joining the Halos’ rotation.
    Jeff came up through the Detroit organization, so his AAA stop would have been with the Toledo Mud Hens (the favorite team of one Maxwell Q. Klinger)

  • Jamie | January 22, 2008 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”208097″]And speaking of business and sports colliding. Check out these pics of a pizza delivery truck from a pizzeria around my way. I think the owner is a Browns fan!

    #1
    #2
    #3
    #4
    #5
    #6
    #7

    If there’s any problem with the links, just scroll through the album at Flickr!

    And just a suggestion, because they have been a source of ill will lately, maybe we should place the “Green Dot” and “UCLA” topics in the FAQ section![/quote]

    Im pretty sure you ment to say that he was a steelers fan right? Cuz the steeler logos are everywhere.

    Just makin sure!

    Jamie

  • KT | January 22, 2008 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”208140″]I was young, and my memory could be failing me, but i thought the Red Book title referred to the year the book covered.

    Naming things for when they come out (even if they cover the year before) is an invention of the late 90s and 2000s, so as to sound more “up to date”[/quote]

    Not sure I follow you, there, Squadron Leader.

    I have a bunch of AL Red Books and NL Green Books and the dates on them correspond with the upcoming season.

    I have this one which is the 1982 Guide, and which clearly has Fernando Valenzuela and Nolan Ryan’s no-hitter from 1981. The stats inside are from 1981. The rosters and stuff are looking ahead to 1982.

  • Rick | January 22, 2008 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”208146″][quote comment=”208097″]And speaking of business and sports colliding. Check out these pics of a pizza delivery truck from a pizzeria around my way. I think the owner is a Browns fan!

    #1
    #2
    #3
    #4
    #5
    #6
    #7

    If there’s any problem with the links, just scroll through the album at Flickr!

    And just a suggestion, because they have been a source of ill will lately, maybe we should place the “Green Dot” and “UCLA” topics in the FAQ section![/quote]

    Im pretty sure you ment to say that he was a steelers fan right? Cuz the steeler logos are everywhere.

    Just makin sure!

    Jamie[/quote]

    I think that was a joke about being a Browns fan. I find it interesting that 201 is a NJ area code…..

  • MPowers1634 | January 22, 2008 at 11:29 am |

    [quote comment=”208146″][quote comment=”208097″]And speaking of business and sports colliding. Check out these pics of a pizza delivery truck from a pizzeria around my way. I think the owner is a Browns fan!

    #1
    #2
    #3
    #4
    #5
    #6
    #7

    If there’s any problem with the links, just scroll through the album at Flickr!

    And just a suggestion, because they have been a source of ill will lately, maybe we should place the “Green Dot” and “UCLA” topics in the FAQ section![/quote]

    Im pretty sure you ment to say that he was a steelers fan right? Cuz the steeler logos are everywhere.

    Just makin sure!

    Jamie[/quote]

    Yes, Jamie. I neglected to turn on the sarcasm button. :)

  • Steve | January 22, 2008 at 11:35 am |

    See R.W. McQuarters 3 kid’s names?

    Robert William McQuarters III
    Rylan Winter McQuarters
    Reagan Winston McQuarters

    That reminds me of Steroid Man Clemens….

    Koby Aaron Clemens
    Kory Allen Clemens
    Kacy Austin Clemens
    Kody Alec Clemens

  • Charlie | January 22, 2008 at 11:40 am |

    The opposite of Ewww…Simply stunning Maria sharapova

  • Charlie | January 22, 2008 at 11:40 am |

    The opposite of Ewww…Simply stunning Maria sharapova

  • Charlie | January 22, 2008 at 11:41 am |

    what the heck…it did it twice.

    http://image59.websh...

  • David Lind | January 22, 2008 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”208152″]See R.W. McQuarters 3 kid’s names?

    Robert William McQuarters III
    Rylan Winter McQuarters
    Reagan Winston McQuarters

    That reminds me of Steroid Man Clemens….

    Koby Aaron Clemens
    Kory Allen Clemens
    Kacy Austin Clemens
    Kody Alec Clemens[/quote]

    Insert George Foreman comment here.

  • Stan aka the took | January 22, 2008 at 11:53 am |

    the spitfire jereseys look awesome! retro and new… i dont even like hockey and i would pick that up.

    by the way paul when is the ny party again?

  • Mike Engle | January 22, 2008 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”208156″][quote comment=”208152″]See R.W. McQuarters 3 kid’s names?

    Robert William McQuarters III
    Rylan Winter McQuarters
    Reagan Winston McQuarters

    That reminds me of Steroid Man Clemens….

    Koby Aaron Clemens
    Kory Allen Clemens
    Kacy Austin Clemens
    Kody Alec Clemens[/quote]

    Insert George Foreman comment here.[/quote]
    I knew Roidger did the K thing because K is for strikeout, but I didn’t know about the common middle initial A. What does that mean in Clemensese?

  • Corey | January 22, 2008 at 11:55 am |

    I agree. Not to sound like a dork, but I believe it’s a Dora the Explorer Band-Aid and not Power Puff Girls.

  • Gazzoo | January 22, 2008 at 11:55 am |

    I’m almost certain that the White Sox pics come from the September 30-October 1 1978 end-of-season series in Anaheim. The Sox only played two series there that season, and Claudell Washington did not play in the first series.

    I’m leaning towards it being the October 1 game, as the pics indicate a nice size crowd and it was the only game of the series to draw over 16,000 (Nolan Ryan was pitching).

  • Mike | January 22, 2008 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”208118″][quote comment=”208114″]Okay, I’ve heard of these antz, and I’ve learned about the buzz and the bees.

    But can someone explain what Mad Antz are and what connection they have to Indiana?[/quote]

    The city of Fort Wayne was founded by General Anthony Wayne, known colloquially as “Mad Anthony Wayne.”

    “Mad Ants” honors “Mad Anthony.”[/quote]

    Not this Mad Anthony?

  • Patrick | January 22, 2008 at 11:59 am |

    I didn’t realize Gabe Kaplan played for the White Sox.

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”208156″]Insert George Foreman comment here.[/quote]

    Know your Georges

    George Foreman “Big George”: America’s lovable “Grill King” and the oldest man to hold boxing’s heavyweight title

    George Jr. “Junior”: Played basketball in college; now helps run his dad’s business endeavors

    George III “Monk”: Graduated from Rice with a degree in sports management; now helps run his dad’s business endeavors

    George IV “Big Wheel”: Plays tailback at the University of Redlands and plans to major in either politics or business

    George V “Red”: Plays junior varsity football at Hargrave High in Huffman, Texas

    George VI “Joe”: He’s the youngest of the Foreman clan

  • Steve Prudente | January 22, 2008 at 12:01 pm |

    you know that some time in the near future some idiot IS going to play that helmet guitar in the super bowl halftime show

  • Melvin | January 22, 2008 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”208161″]I agree. Not to sound like a dork, but I believe it’s a Dora the Explorer Band-Aid and not Power Puff Girls.[/quote]

    You don’t sound like a dork at all.

    You sound like a guy who doesn’t read the comments before he posts.

  • Mike W. | January 22, 2008 at 12:08 pm |

    Anyone notice the black clips on Bradshaw’s facemask?

    I believe they are there to hold a visor in place, but he wasn’t wearing a visor for the game.

    Here is a practice shot with one

    http://www.giants.co...

    My belief is that his visor “fogged up” from his warm breath and face in the cold weather. So it was removed.

  • dm00n [Doug] | January 22, 2008 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”208167″]you know that some time in the near future some idiot IS going to play that helmet guitar in the super bowl halftime show[/quote]

    Helmet guitar has a built-in “amp” and mini speaker. It doesn’t even appear to have a jack. Someone would have to heavily modify it to use it for something like that.

  • LT | January 22, 2008 at 12:10 pm |

    I’m fairly certain that the background in the red book shots is Anaheim Stadium circa that era. It has been redone several times in response to an earlier post about it not looking right. The reason for the red brim? Who knows? A great Uniwatch mystery. If only one was turned a bit more to see if it has the old Angels’ A logo with the halo.

    EVERY hockey team has six or seven different colored jerseys, many of them in odd colors. That was discussed last week when the Rangers shot was first posted. This shouldn’t be surprising that the Caps would have green or yellow versions. As was posted last week and today, they differentiate line combinations and defensemen from forwards. In high school, we just had one color of practice jersey but our coach still called us the “red line” or the “yellow line” for ID’s sake.

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

    I’m almost certain that the White Sox pics come from the September 30-October 1 1978 end-of-season series in Anaheim. The Sox only played two series there that season, and Claudell Washington did not play in the first series.

    I’m leaning towards it being the October 1 game, as the pics indicate a nice size crowd and it was the only game of the series to draw over 16,000 (Nolan Ryan was pitching).

    I just looked at Paper of Record, where old Sporting News can be accessed, and there’s no mention of it in the game summaries or in the columns about the Angels and White Sox. But I’m inclined to agree with those who believe the photos come from the last series of the year between the White Sox and Angels in 1978.

  • Cort | January 22, 2008 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”208059″]
    The official Manchester City supporters club has called for a minutes silence to be changed to a minute of applause over fears that some rival fans may spoil the silence.[/quote]

    I’m a loyal Man City supporter. There is an enormous rivalry, a Yankees-Red Sox style rivalry, between these two clubs. There was a time when Man City was the dominant club, but they have struggled for the last 18 or 20 years, while Man U has enjoyed great success. At least once before, Man City officials have disavowed fans who have embraced chants and stadium songs mocking the Munich Disaster. It’s classless stuff, from usually decent fans.

    During World War Two, the Germans bombed Old Trafford, home stadium of Man United. In the mid Nineties, one of Man City’s stars was a German, named Uwe Rossler. This prompted a very popular t-shirt slogan: “Uwe’s Grandad Bombed Old Trafford!”

    It’s a heated rivalry.

  • LT | January 22, 2008 at 12:19 pm |

    Adding to my earlier hockey post, did a few googles for practice photos. It is always weird to see the Original 6 in particular in odd colors, like the Maple Leafs in red…

    http://www.citynews....

    Or the Boston Bruins in red…

    http://www.boston.co...

    Les Canadiens in blue or possibly black…

    http://www.canada.co...

    Colleges do it too. This shot of a Wisconsin player in blue popped up on my Blackhawks search…

    http://www.uscho.com...

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 12:20 pm |
  • Luke | January 22, 2008 at 12:21 pm |

    Ty Conklin wore new leg pads last night when he replaced Dany Sabourin. I had expected him to only wear them during warm ups, but he was wearing them when he entered the game in the second period. Interestingly enough, he didn’t change his blocker and glove. He also switched from black pads to white pads (scroll down) Which is a pretty big change for a netminder to make, especially coming off a 10-1 stretch.

  • dgc | January 22, 2008 at 12:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”208124″]nhl all star games & rosters

    scroll down

    /i have NEVER had such a hard time finding what should be such readily available info[/quote]

    I don’t think those are the All-Star Game rosters, those are the NHL’s end of year All-Stars.

  • Chip | January 22, 2008 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”208085″]I am looking into buying a 1992 NHL All Star jersey. I would like to get a name on it, but I need to know who were All Stars in 1992. Anyone know where I can get the rosters for 1992 All stars? My usual websites are not turing up the answers I need.[/quote]
    try this

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”208179″][quote comment=”208124″]nhl all star games & rosters

    scroll down

    /i have NEVER had such a hard time finding what should be such readily available info[/quote]

    I don’t think those are the All-Star Game rosters, those are the NHL’s end of year All-Stars.[/quote]

    great…well…i tried…anyone else can find the ASG rosters, please, tell me what search parameters you used

  • Stuby | January 22, 2008 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”208177″]talk about your bad pre-photoshops

    ah…the shorts[/quote]
    A couple more really Bad Airbrushing Attempts.

  • Patrick | January 22, 2008 at 12:29 pm |

    In my inbox this morning was a link to purchase a Mariners patch from MLB.com.

    Note that the site doesn’t mention that you can’t attach it to anything because of the “collectible back” which I interpret as retail-speak for “impenetrable substance.”

    But it will look great in your scrapbook!

  • Shane | January 22, 2008 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”208174″][quote comment=”208059″]
    The official Manchester City supporters club has called for a minutes silence to be changed to a minute of applause over fears that some rival fans may spoil the silence.[/quote]

    I’m a loyal Man City supporter.[/quote]

    Well that makes one of us.

    *cough* More good diagonal lettering on hockey sweaters: Williams College men’s team.

  • Paul Lukas | January 22, 2008 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”208159″]the spitfire jereseys look awesome! retro and new… i dont even like hockey and i would pick that up.

    by the way paul when is the ny party again?[/quote]

    Saturday, Feb. 2nd. Full details tomorrow.

  • LM | January 22, 2008 at 12:42 pm |

    Lets just hope that Joe Skiba didn’t commit Annals of Human Folly, vol, 879,352 and send that helmet to the reconditioner to get it repainted for the Super Bowl.
    That game will surely go down in the history of the NFL as one of the greatest games ever, and that helmet would be a great relic of that bitter cold game.
    The helmet should find a nice home in Canton.

  • Patrick | January 22, 2008 at 12:49 pm |

    When I saw the White Sox pics, I immediately recognized the catcher’s uniform as the California Angels. I had one of the scratchy, polyester Angels replicas in the late 70’s.

    Catcher in the White Sox picture

    Angels jerseys from that era

  • LM | January 22, 2008 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”208101″][quote comment=”208082″][quote comment=”208052″]Joe Skiba doesn’t “get it”[/quote]

    I agree.

    haha[/quote]

    Not only that, depending on whether it was just paint or a layer of the helmet material (are those helmets even painted? I sort of think of them as having infused color) you would think Schutt would want the helmet and the pieces so they could figure out if the failure compromised the helmet at all and exactly what happened.

    The Giants use a painted helmet, and from prior experience, Painted helmets have a habit of paint coming off them more than you would think. Just trying to remove and replace helmet decals between games you to be careful or you will pull the paint off the helmet where the decal was.
    A hit in bitter cold weather will, as you have seen, will do it too.

  • derek | January 22, 2008 at 12:55 pm |

    Paul- i would recommend that you put why nhl and college teams wear different colored practice jerseys in the faq section

  • Jeffrey Mac | January 22, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”208177″]talk about your bad pre-photoshops

    ah…the shorts[/quote]

    lol at oscar gamble’s hat…it looks as if it has no bill. that’s nice work by the baseball card painter guy.

  • Joe | January 22, 2008 at 1:05 pm |

    The D-League apparently always wears NBA jerseys of their affiliate. I remember seeing my hometown Dakota Wizards in the paper and at first I assumed they accidently used a Grizzles Vs Heat picture but upon further investigation they used the NBA jerseys. Also they use the balls that the NBA discarded because they want the up and coming players to be used to it for a switch in the future when most NBA players will have come up through the D-League and will not complain about the crappy ball.

  • Joe | January 22, 2008 at 1:05 pm |

    The D-League apparently always wears NBA jerseys of their affiliate. I remember seeing my hometown Dakota Wizards in the paper and at first I assumed they accidently used a Grizzles Vs Heat picture but upon further investigation they used the NBA jerseys. Also they use the balls that the NBA discarded because they want the up and coming players to be used to it for a switch in the future when most NBA players will have come up through the D-League and will not complain about the crappy ball.

  • Mickel Yantz | January 22, 2008 at 1:06 pm |

    Looking at the Idaho Stampede Pictures, #42 Mouhamed Sene even wears a Sonics patch on his normal jersey where everyone else on the team does not.

  • Joe | January 22, 2008 at 1:06 pm |

    sorry for the double post

  • Marty Met | January 22, 2008 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”208160″][quote comment=”208156″][quote comment=”208152″]See R.W. McQuarters 3 kid’s names?

    Robert William McQuarters III
    Rylan Winter McQuarters
    Reagan Winston McQuarters

    That reminds me of Steroid Man Clemens….

    Koby Aaron Clemens
    Kory Allen Clemens
    Kacy Austin Clemens
    Kody Alec Clemens[/quote]

    Insert George Foreman comment here.[/quote]
    I knew Roidger did the K thing because K is for strikeout, but I didn’t know about the common middle initial A. What does that mean in Clemensese?[/quote]

    Androstenedione

  • Mickel Yantz | January 22, 2008 at 1:09 pm |

    Link for message #115[quote comment=”208200″]Looking at the Idaho Stampede Pictures, #42 Mouhamed Sene even wears a Sonics patch on his normal jersey where everyone else on the team does not. [/quote]

    http://www.nba.com/g...

  • Patrick | January 22, 2008 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”208196″][quote comment=”208177″]talk about your bad pre-photoshops

    ah…the shorts[/quote]

    lol at oscar gamble’s hat…it looks as if it has no bill. that’s nice work by the baseball card painter guy.[/quote]

    I think we all have to look at these in context of the time they were created. When these cards came out, did you know they were airbrushed/retouched/pre-Photoshopped? Did you care?

    Sure it’s funny in retrospect, just like Godzilla movies or short shorts. But considering where technology was at, it’s pretty OK.

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”208202″]Androstenedione[/quote]

    nice one marty…i was gonna say something that begins with A and ends in HOLE but yours is even better

  • LT | January 22, 2008 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”208202″][quote comment=”208160″][quote comment=”208156″][quote comment=”208152″]See R.W. McQuarters 3 kid’s names?

    Robert William McQuarters III
    Rylan Winter McQuarters
    Reagan Winston McQuarters

    That reminds me of Steroid Man Clemens….

    Koby Aaron Clemens
    Kory Allen Clemens
    Kacy Austin Clemens
    Kody Alec Clemens[/quote]

    Insert George Foreman comment here.[/quote]
    I knew Roidger did the K thing because K is for strikeout, but I didn’t know about the common middle initial A. What does that mean in Clemensese?[/quote]

    Androstenedione[/quote]

    LOL

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”208205″]I think we all have to look at these in context of the time they were created. When these cards came out, did you know they were airbrushed/retouched/pre-Photoshopped? Did you care?[/quote]

    yes and yes

  • Fez Whatley | January 22, 2008 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”208149″]I find it interesting that 201 is a NJ area code…..[/quote]
    Little Area Code history…Area codes were assigned based on the length of time a rotary dial phone took to dial the area code. Densely populated areas like New York City, Philadelphia and Los Angeles had huge call volume and were assigned numbers (212, 215, 213) that could be quickly dialed from a rotary dial phone. On a rotary dial phone low digits (1, 2, 3, 4) could dial quickly as the time the rotary dial took to return to the home position was minimal. High digit numbers (7, 8, 9, 0) on rotary dial phones took much longer to return to the home position and were usually used in less densely populated areas like Texas (915), Tennessee (901), San Bernardino (909). This system became unnecessary when touch-tone phones arrived, as the tone allowed instant entry of digits.

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 1:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”208211″][quote comment=”208149″]I find it interesting that 201 is a NJ area code…..[/quote]
    Little Area Code history…Area codes were assigned based on the length of time a rotary dial phone took to dial the area code. Densely populated areas like New York City, Philadelphia and Los Angeles had huge call volume and were assigned numbers (212, 215, 213) that could be quickly dialed from a rotary dial phone. On a rotary dial phone low digits (1, 2, 3, 4) could dial quickly as the time the rotary dial took to return to the home position was minimal. High digit numbers (7, 8, 9, 0) on rotary dial phones took much longer to return to the home position and were usually used in less densely populated areas like Texas (915), Tennessee (901), San Bernardino (909). This system became unnecessary when touch-tone phones arrived, as the tone allowed instant entry of digits.[/quote]

    and…up until the advent of cell phones, the second digit was ALWAYS a “1” or a “0”

    that has now changed, but if you can find an old phone book (say, circa 1984-pre ATT divestiture), if it has a area code map, they will all have either a 1 or a 0 as the middle digit

  • Kerry P | January 22, 2008 at 1:25 pm |

    I know it’s probably old, but HERE is a great uni modification.

  • Steve | January 22, 2008 at 1:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”208169″][quote comment=”208161″]I agree. Not to sound like a dork, but I believe it’s a Dora the Explorer Band-Aid and not Power Puff Girls.[/quote]

    You don’t sound like a dork at all.

    You sound like a guy who doesn’t read the comments before he posts.[/quote]

    I agree. It was corrected in comment number ONE!!!!!

  • MPowers1634 | January 22, 2008 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”208207″][quote comment=”208202″]Androstenedione[/quote]

    nice one marty…i was gonna say something that begins with A and ends in HOLE but yours is even better[/quote]

    A bit premature, but my nominee for post of the day

  • MPowers1634 | January 22, 2008 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”208202″][quote comment=”208160″][quote comment=”208156″][quote comment=”208152″]See R.W. McQuarters 3 kid’s names?

    Robert William McQuarters III
    Rylan Winter McQuarters
    Reagan Winston McQuarters

    That reminds me of Steroid Man Clemens….

    Koby Aaron Clemens
    Kory Allen Clemens
    Kacy Austin Clemens
    Kody Alec Clemens[/quote]

    Insert George Foreman comment here.[/quote]
    I knew Roidger did the K thing because K is for strikeout, but I didn’t know about the common middle initial A. What does that mean in Clemensese?[/quote]

    Androstenedione[/quote]

    A bit premature, but Marty Met gets my nomination for post of the day

  • MPowers1634 | January 22, 2008 at 1:29 pm |

    Double posting…Joe and I are both guilty…Sorry

  • Steve | January 22, 2008 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”208202″][quote comment=”208160″][quote comment=”208156″][quote comment=”208152″]See R.W. McQuarters 3 kid’s names?

    Robert William McQuarters III
    Rylan Winter McQuarters
    Reagan Winston McQuarters

    That reminds me of Steroid Man Clemens….

    Koby Aaron Clemens
    Kory Allen Clemens
    Kacy Austin Clemens
    Kody Alec Clemens[/quote]

    Insert George Foreman comment here.[/quote]
    I knew Roidger did the K thing because K is for strikeout, but I didn’t know about the common middle initial A. What does that mean in Clemensese?[/quote]

    Androstenedione[/quote]

    Comment of the day!!!

  • Mike King | January 22, 2008 at 1:30 pm |

    I was at that Stampede game with the mismatched jerseys. I have been unable to find any photos but there is newscast video of the game available here: http://www.2news.tv/...

  • Stuby | January 22, 2008 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”208209″][quote comment=”208205″]I think we all have to look at these in context of the time they were created. When these cards came out, did you know they were airbrushed/retouched/pre-Photoshopped? Did you care?[/quote]

    yes and yes[/quote]
    Yep. Even then I thought it was pretty cheeseball. How hard is it to send a guy with a camera to get a current picture? With that ’88 Kevin Mitchell card I linked to earlier, he had been on the Giants since the trading deadline in ’87, so there is no excuse. Just lazy.

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 1:37 pm |

    speaking of trading cards and unis…here’s a lil trivia (now, im doing this from memory, so i might be off but i don’t think so)…

    name the MLB all star who played an entire year for a team without having that team represented in a baseball card (hint: 1976)

  • MPowers1634 | January 22, 2008 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”208184″][quote comment=”208174″][quote comment=”208059″]
    The official Manchester City supporters club has called for a minutes silence to be changed to a minute of applause over fears that some rival fans may spoil the silence.[/quote]

    I’m a loyal Man City supporter.[/quote]

    Well that makes one of us.

    *cough* More good diagonal lettering on hockey sweaters: Williams College men’s team.[/quote]

    Great diagonal lettering however further investigation into the matter has uncovered this!

  • Stuby | January 22, 2008 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”208222″]speaking of trading cards and unis…here’s a lil trivia (now, im doing this from memory, so i might be off but i don’t think so)…

    name the MLB all star who played an entire year for a team without having that team represented in a baseball card (hint: 1976)[/quote]
    Reggie?

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”208222″]speaking of trading cards and unis…here’s a lil trivia (now, im doing this from memory, so i might be off but i don’t think so)…

    name the MLB all star who played an entire year for a team without having that team represented in a baseball card (hint: 1976)[/quote]

    ***this player didn’t play in the 1976 all star game, but he was on 14 all star teams, and is in the HOF

  • Rick From Cedar Park, TX | January 22, 2008 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”208219″][quote comment=”208202″][quote comment=”208160″][quote comment=”208156″][quote comment=”208152″]See R.W. McQuarters 3 kid’s names?

    Robert William McQuarters III
    Rylan Winter McQuarters
    Reagan Winston McQuarters

    That reminds me of Steroid Man Clemens….

    Koby Aaron Clemens
    Kory Allen Clemens
    Kacy Austin Clemens
    Kody Alec Clemens[/quote]

    Insert George Foreman comment here.[/quote]
    I knew Roidger did the K thing because K is for strikeout, but I didn’t know about the common middle initial A. What does that mean in Clemensese?[/quote]

    Androstenedione[/quote]

    Comment of the day!!![/quote]

    Comment of the da…oh wait … I second… third .fou..

    Oh Hell. What’s that Green Dot again?

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”208224″][quote comment=”208222″]speaking of trading cards and unis…here’s a lil trivia (now, im doing this from memory, so i might be off but i don’t think so)…

    name the MLB all star who played an entire year for a team without having that team represented in a baseball card (hint: 1976)[/quote]
    Reggie?[/quote]

    we have a winner

    no baseball card of him on the O’s

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”208224″][quote comment=”208222″]speaking of trading cards and unis…here’s a lil trivia (now, im doing this from memory, so i might be off but i don’t think so)…

    name the MLB all star who played an entire year for a team without having that team represented in a baseball card (hint: 1976)[/quote]
    Reggie?[/quote]

    we have a winner

    no baseball card of him on the O’s

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”208226″]Oh Hell. What’s that Green Dot again?[/quote]

    here

  • Stuby | January 22, 2008 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”208228″][quote comment=”208224″][quote comment=”208222″]speaking of trading cards and unis…here’s a lil trivia (now, im doing this from memory, so i might be off but i don’t think so)…

    name the MLB all star who played an entire year for a team without having that team represented in a baseball card (hint: 1976)[/quote]
    Reggie?[/quote]

    we have a winner

    no baseball card of him on the O’s[/quote]
    But we do have this.

  • MPowers1634 | January 22, 2008 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”208228″][quote comment=”208224″][quote comment=”208222″]speaking of trading cards and unis…here’s a lil trivia (now, im doing this from memory, so i might be off but i don’t think so)…

    name the MLB all star who played an entire year for a team without having that team represented in a baseball card (hint: 1976)[/quote]
    Reggie?[/quote]

    we have a winner

    no baseball card of him on the O’s[/quote]

    Is Topps still the de facto manufacturer of Baseball cards?

  • MPowers1634 | January 22, 2008 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”208203″]Link for message #115[quote comment=”208200″]Looking at the Idaho Stampede Pictures, #42 Mouhamed Sene even wears a Sonics patch on his normal jersey where everyone else on the team does not. [/quote]

    http://www.nba.com/g...[/quote]

    In the background, do we have sightings of both Sean Rooks and Jim Harrick?

  • Neil | January 22, 2008 at 1:55 pm |

    1992 NHL All-Star Game rosters:

    Campbell Conference
    ——————–
    Reserves
    G – #1 Kirk McLean (VAN)
    G – #32 Tim Cheveldae (DET)

    D – #4 Dave Ellett (TOR)
    D – #6 Phil Housley (WPG)
    D – #19 Larry Robinson (LA)
    D – #24 Doug Wilson “A” (SJ)
    D – #25 Mark Tinordi (MIN)

    F – #10 Gary Roberts (CGY)
    F – #12 Adam Oates (STL)
    F – #14 Theoren Fleury (CGY)
    F – #17 Trevor Linden (VAN)
    F – #18 Steve Yzerman (DET)
    F – #21 Vincent Damphousse (EDM)
    F – #23 Brian Bellows (MIN)
    F – #27 Jeremy Roenick (CHI)
    F – #91 Sergei Fedorov (DET)

    Starters
    G – #30 Ed Belfour (CHI)
    D – #2 Al MacInnis (CGY)
    D – #7 Chris Chelios (CHI)
    LW – #20 Luc Robitaille (LA)
    RW – #16 Brett Hull “A” (STL)
    C – #99 Wayne Gretzky “C” (LA)

    Wales Conference
    ——————–
    Reserves
    G – #1 Don Beaupre (WSH)
    G – #35 Mike Richter (NYR)

    D – #2 Brian Leetch (NYR)
    D – #4 Scott Stevens (NJ)
    D – #5 Kevin Hatcher (WSH)
    D – #28 Eric Desjardins (MTL)

    F – #9 Kirk Muller (MTL)
    F – #11 Mark Messier “A” (NYR)
    F – #12 Owen Nolan (QUE)
    F – #15 John Cullen (HAR)
    F – #16 Joe Sakic (QUE)
    F – #17 Rod Brind’Amour (PHI)
    F – #18 Randy Burridge (WSH)
    F – #19 Bryan Trottier (PIT)
    F – #20 Ray Ferraro (NYI)
    F – #89 Alexander Mogilny (BUF)

    Starters
    G – #33 Patrick Roy (MTL)
    D – #7 Paul Coffey (PIT)
    D – #77 Ray Bourque “A” (BOS)
    LW – #25 Kevin Stevens (PIT)
    RW – #68 Jaromir Jagr (PIT)
    C – #66 Mario Lemieux “C” (PIT)

  • Neil | January 22, 2008 at 1:57 pm |

    Best All-Star jersey ever, BTW. Used to own a pro Campbell Gretzky.

  • MPowers1634 | January 22, 2008 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”208235″][quote comment=”208203″]Link for message #115[quote comment=”208200″]Looking at the Idaho Stampede Pictures, #42 Mouhamed Sene even wears a Sonics patch on his normal jersey where everyone else on the team does not. [/quote]

    And Shawn Bradley!

    http://www.nba.com/g...[/quote]

    In the background, do we have sightings of both Sean Rooks and Jim Harrick?[/quote]

  • Brent | January 22, 2008 at 1:58 pm |

    From my handy 1992/93 NHL Guide and REcord book (LOL):

    Wales Conference – Roy, Beaupre, Richter, Leetch, Scott Stevens, Kevin Hatcher, Coffey, Muller, Messier, Nolan, Sakic, Brind’Amour, Burridge, Trottier, Cullen, Ferraro, Kevin Stevens, Desjardins, Lemieux, Jagr, Bourque.

    CLASSY jersey BTW. I’d go with Sakic probably but it is hard to go wrong…
    If you need a #, I’ll happy consult my hockey cards

  • Brent | January 22, 2008 at 2:05 pm |

    Beat me to it Neil, did you get those from a website? Apparently, such resources are hard to find

  • ThresherK | January 22, 2008 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”208118″][quote comment=”208114″]Okay, I’ve heard of these antz, and I’ve learned about the buzz and the bees.

    But can someone explain what Mad Antz are and what connection they have to Indiana?[/quote]

    The city of Fort Wayne was founded by General Anthony Wayne, known colloquially as “Mad Anthony Wayne.”

    “Mad Ants” honors “Mad Anthony.”[/quote]

    Thanx! I really enjoy local flavor being used for a minor league team.

  • Fez Whatley | January 22, 2008 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”208191″]When I saw the White Sox pics, I immediately recognized the catcher’s uniform as the California Angels. I had one of the scratchy, polyester Angels replicas in the late 70’s.

    Catcher in the White Sox picture

    Angels jerseys from that era[/quote]
    100% that is the “Big A”. The orange-ish red padding on the railing, the red fence above the green wall. Here’s a picture. (hope it works)

  • Brent | January 22, 2008 at 2:12 pm |

    One more post:

    Looking at the rosters, I always loved it when players had to go with a new number for special events like an All-Star game or an Olympics or Worlds. Always cool to see what they’ll choose. an old number, reversed normal number, etc.

  • Dane | January 22, 2008 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”208097″]And speaking of business and sports colliding. Check out these pics of a pizza delivery truck from a pizzeria around my way. I think the owner is a Browns fan!

    #1
    #2
    #3
    #4
    #5
    #6
    #7

    If there’s any problem with the links, just scroll through the album at Flickr!

    And just a suggestion, because they have been a source of ill will lately, maybe we should place the “Green Dot” and “UCLA” topics in the FAQ section![/quote]

    I just checked the website for the pizzeria, and they have a direct link to the Steelers home page.

    You can take us out of the ‘burgh, but you can’t take the ‘burgh out of us! Don’t yinz guyz know dat?!?

  • Frankie | January 22, 2008 at 2:20 pm |

    I found this while searching for a picture of the 1992 NHL All Star jersey. Anyone know the background behind it? The only info I got was from a caption saying that it was from a benefit game in 1934.

  • Frankie | January 22, 2008 at 2:20 pm |

    I found this while searching for a picture of the 1992 NHL All Star jersey. Anyone know the background behind it? The only info I got was from a caption saying that it was from a benefit game in 1934.

  • Neil | January 22, 2008 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”208244″]Beat me to it Neil, did you get those from a website? Apparently, such resources are hard to find[/quote]

    Pencil, paper, and an NHL Network rebroadcast. I had looked for those for a while, as well.

    One thing to note for customizing on those: the game-worn jerseys had 10″ numbers on the back, as opposed to the typical 12″ stock. You can see the short numbers on the Messier here:

    http://www.dropthepu...

  • Alex Smith | January 22, 2008 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”208254″]I found this while searching for a picture of the 1992 NHL All Star jersey. Anyone know the background behind it? The only info I got was from a caption saying that it was from a benefit game in 1934.[/quote]

    It’s from the Dachau all star game

  • MPowers1634 | January 22, 2008 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”208252″][quote comment=”208097″]And speaking of business and sports colliding. Check out these pics of a pizza delivery truck from a pizzeria around my way. I think the owner is a Browns fan!

    #1
    #2
    #3
    #4
    #5
    #6
    #7

    If there’s any problem with the links, just scroll through the album at Flickr!

    And just a suggestion, because they have been a source of ill will lately, maybe we should place the “Green Dot” and “UCLA” topics in the FAQ section![/quote]

    I just checked the website for the pizzeria, and they have a direct link to the Steelers home page.

    You can take us out of the ‘burgh, but you can’t take the ‘burgh out of us! Don’t yinz guyz know dat?!?[/quote]

    Are you questioning my fandom?

  • Neil | January 22, 2008 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”208249″]One more post:

    Looking at the rosters, I always loved it when players had to go with a new number for special events like an All-Star game or an Olympics or Worlds. Always cool to see what they’ll choose. an old number, reversed normal number, etc.[/quote]

    Looks weird, doesn’t it?

  • scott | January 22, 2008 at 2:32 pm |

    I retract my earlier comment that it’s not Anaheim Stadium. It sure looks like it is from all the evidence people have presented. Plus it appears the home team is in the 3B dugout, which is where the Angels and Dodgers have both been situated in their home parks.

  • Snowdan13 | January 22, 2008 at 2:40 pm |

    Here are my pictures from the US Hockey Championships this past weekend in Minneapolis. There were lots of great homemade and unique jerseys…and some not so great.

    Pond Hockey pics

  • Melvin | January 22, 2008 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”208257″]It’s from the Dachau all star game[/quote]

    All home games for that team, huh?

    /too soon, too soon

  • Matt D. | January 22, 2008 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”208254″]I found this while searching for a picture of the 1992 NHL All Star jersey. Anyone know the background behind it? The only info I got was from a caption saying that it was from a benefit game in 1934.[/quote]

    A player for the Maple Leafs, Ace Bailey, had his career (and nearly his life) ended by a check from Eddie Shore. For his benefit, the NHL held their first all-star game, between the Leafs and the best players from the other 8 teams. Shore and Bailey publicly reconciled before the game. Bailey, oddly enough, lived for another 59 years.

  • Dane | January 22, 2008 at 2:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”208258″]

    Are you questioning my fandom?[/quote]

    If Pizza Factory has Iron City on tap, then I’ll really be impressed!

  • Chad | January 22, 2008 at 2:54 pm |

    do any other nhl players wear the same facemask as Taylor Pyatt noticed it in this photo gallery

  • teamcinnamon | January 22, 2008 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”208258″][quote comment=”208252″][quote comment=”208097″]And speaking of business and sports colliding. Check out these pics of a pizza delivery truck from a pizzeria around my way. I think the owner is a Browns fan!

    #1
    #2
    #3
    #4
    #5
    #6
    #7

    If there’s any problem with the links, just scroll through the album at Flickr!

    And just a suggestion, because they have been a source of ill will lately, maybe we should place the “Green Dot” and “UCLA” topics in the FAQ section![/quote]

    I just checked the website for the pizzeria, and they have a direct link to the Steelers home page.

    You can take us out of the ‘burgh, but you can’t take the ‘burgh out of us! Don’t yinz guyz know dat?!?[/quote]

    Are you questioning my fandom?[/quote]

    You should offer some Primanti Bros.-type sandwiches.

  • Steve | January 22, 2008 at 3:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”208271″][quote comment=”208258″]

    Are you questioning my fandom?[/quote]

    If Pizza Factory has Iron City on tap, then I’ll really be impressed![/quote]

    IC Light is the best!

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

  • Southend James | January 22, 2008 at 3:11 pm |
  • al | January 22, 2008 at 3:13 pm |

    what about the UCLA body painters getting into the action

  • Kelly | January 22, 2008 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”208270″][quote comment=”208254″]I found this while searching for a picture of the 1992 NHL All Star jersey. Anyone know the background behind it? The only info I got was from a caption saying that it was from a benefit game in 1934.[/quote]

    A player for the Maple Leafs, Ace Bailey, had his career (and nearly his life) ended by a check from Eddie Shore. For his benefit, the NHL held their first all-star game, between the Leafs and the best players from the other 8 teams. Shore and Bailey publicly reconciled before the game. Bailey, oddly enough, lived for another 59 years.[/quote]

    Ace Bailey died on September 11th, he was on one of the planes flying from Boston that hit the twin towers.

  • teamcinnamon | January 22, 2008 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”208275″][quote comment=”208271″][quote comment=”208258″]

    Are you questioning my fandom?[/quote]

    If Pizza Factory has Iron City on tap, then I’ll really be impressed![/quote]

    IC Light is the best!

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

    And who doesn’t love Club Exotica?

  • Southend James | January 22, 2008 at 3:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”208277″]what about the UCLA body painters getting into the action[/quote]
    Yeah, but they bottled it by wearing tops. There’s a pic out there in cyberspace somewhere of a Norwegian girl doing no such thing *scurries off to track it down*

  • Shaftman | January 22, 2008 at 3:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”208277″]what about the UCLA body painters getting into the action[/quote]

    What’s with the girl on the right? Is she too good to be wearing great socks?

  • MPowers1634 | January 22, 2008 at 3:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”208276″]Well done Mali.

    Worst. Football shirt. Ever.[/quote]

    I Shittu not, I have never seen a worse jersey than that!

  • Fez Whatley | January 22, 2008 at 3:29 pm |

    Awesome shot of the 1957 NY Football Giants coaching staff. Wonder why they are all wearing football pants? Never seen that version of “NY” logo either.

    Sure glad coaches today don’t pose for shots like this… think Andy Reid…ugh

  • Alex Smith | January 22, 2008 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”208277″]what about the UCLA body painters getting into the action[/quote]

    why is the c yellow?

  • Fez Whatley | January 22, 2008 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”208286″]Awesome shot of the 1957 NY Football Giants coaching staff. Wonder why they are all wearing football pants? Never seen that version of “NY” logo either.

    Sure glad coaches today don’t pose for shots like this… think Andy Reid…ugh[/quote]
    Forgot to add – that’s Landry top right and Vince Lombardi bottom left.

  • Marc | January 22, 2008 at 3:32 pm |

    Speaking of the 1992 NHL All Star Game..

    if anyone has the NHL Network.. it is on from 3-5 on the East coast…. check it out… great uni moments… especially the stripes from the neck to the wrists…

    Yzerman wore # 18 in this game… has he ever worn another number beside 19 in a game?

    and if there is any reason to watch… it has to be for the, at least, 3 or 4 awesome 1990’s mullets

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”208281″][quote comment=”208277″]what about the UCLA body painters getting into the action[/quote]
    Yeah, but they bottled it by wearing tops. There’s a pic out there in cyberspace somewhere of a Norwegian girl doing no such thing *scurries off to track it down*[/quote]

    *eagerly awaits said post*

  • Stuby | January 22, 2008 at 3:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”208286″]Awesome shot of the 1957 NY Football Giants coaching staff. Wonder why they are all wearing football pants? Never seen that version of “NY” logo either.

    Sure glad coaches today don’t pose for shots like this… think Andy Reid…ugh[/quote]
    Great picture. That would be Tom Landry (upper left) and Vince Lombardi (lower left). The guy on the lower right has a number on his sleeve for some reason.

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 3:38 pm |

    im sure many of you know this already, but that picture of the 1957 g-men coaches reminded me of another pretty good staff…you may recognize ALL the names, but two sure stick out

    New York Giants 1990 coaching staff
    Front Office
    Co-Owner – Wellington Mara
    Co-Owner – Tim Mara
    General Manager – George Young
    Head Coaches
    Head Coach – Bill Parcells
    Offensive Coaches
    Offensive Coordinator – Ron Erhardt
    Quarterbacks –
    Running Backs – Ray Handley
    Wide Receivers – Tom Coughlin
    Tight Ends – Mike Pope
    Offensive Line – Fred Hoaglin

    Defensive Coaches
    Defensive Coordinator – Bill Belichick
    Defensive Line – Romeo Crennel
    Linebackers – Al Groh
    Secondary –
    Special Teams Coaches
    Special Teams Coordinator – Mike Sweatman
    Assistant Special Teams – Charlie Weis

  • Reed | January 22, 2008 at 3:38 pm |

    there is a great picture of bradshaw’s helmet in an si.com article.


    helmet

  • Tod H. | January 22, 2008 at 3:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”208285″][quote comment=”208276″]Well done Mali.

    Worst. Football shirt. Ever.[/quote]

    I Shittu not, I have never seen a worse jersey than that![/quote]

    Only thing worse than repeating other people’s posts is repeating one of your own. My nomination for worst post of the day!

  • TLan | January 22, 2008 at 3:41 pm |

    Giants getting a little ahead of themselves…

    As a Giants fan this terrifies me

  • TLan | January 22, 2008 at 3:41 pm |

    Giants getting a little ahead of themselves…

    As a Giants fan this terrifies me

  • Riley | January 22, 2008 at 3:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”208020″][quote comment=”208014″]Every team has six different colours of practice jerseys, not just the capitals.[/quote]

    Exactly, it defines the 3 lines, the defensemen and the goalies. The 6th would be people who are not currently on a line[/quote]

    Actually, the number can even hit seven if you have a player wearing a yellow “no contact” jersey.

  • LT | January 22, 2008 at 3:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”208287″][quote comment=”208277″]what about the UCLA body painters getting into the action[/quote]

    why is the c yellow?[/quote]

    Because it is UCLA’s 100th anniversary so that is their subtle way of celebrating it. C of course is the roman numeral for 100. Their school name became their own anniversary patch. Very clever.

  • Christopher | January 22, 2008 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”208298″][quote comment=”208287″][quote comment=”208277″]what about the UCLA body painters getting into the action[/quote]

    why is the c yellow?[/quote]

    Because it is UCLA’s 100th anniversary so that is their subtle way of celebrating it. C of course is the roman numeral for 100. Their school name became their own anniversary patch. Very clever.[/quote]

    Actually, it is because they’ve won 100 championships across all sports.

  • Pat | January 22, 2008 at 4:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”208239″][quote comment=”208235″][quote comment=”208203″]Link for message #115[quote comment=”208200″]Looking at the Idaho Stampede Pictures, #42 Mouhamed Sene even wears a Sonics patch on his normal jersey where everyone else on the team does not. [/quote]

    And Shawn Bradley!

    http://www.nba.com/g...[/quote]

    In the background, do we have sightings of both Sean Rooks and Jim Harrick?[/quote][/quote]

    Dude, that’s totally not Shawn Bradley.

    That guy definitely does not sit up high enough on that seat to be 7’6″

  • MPowers1634 | January 22, 2008 at 4:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”208279″][quote comment=”208275″][quote comment=”208271″][quote comment=”208258″]

    Are you questioning my fandom?[/quote]

    If Pizza Factory has Iron City on tap, then I’ll really be impressed![/quote]

    IC Light is the best!

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

    And who doesn’t love Club Exotica?[/quote]

    Is Iron City Beer found only in Pittsburgh or is it distributed more widely ‘cuz I’ve never seen it before

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  • Mike | January 22, 2008 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”208302″][quote comment=”208279″][quote comment=”208275″][quote comment=”208271″][quote comment=”208258″]

    Are you questioning my fandom?[/quote]

    If Pizza Factory has Iron City on tap, then I’ll really be impressed![/quote]

    IC Light is the best!

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

    And who doesn’t love Club Exotica?[/quote]

    Is Iron City Beer found only in Pittsburgh or is it distributed more widely ‘cuz I’ve never seen it before[/quote]

    Outside of Western PA, it is pretty hard to find, though I have found it as far East as Carlisle. Don’t forget those classic’s, IC Dry and IC Ice. Back in the day this was the main beer at Three Rivers…PNC Park came to their senses and have it as one of many other choices.

  • teamcinnamon | January 22, 2008 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”208302″][quote comment=”208279″][quote comment=”208275″][quote comment=”208271″][quote comment=”208258″]

    Are you questioning my fandom?[/quote]

    If Pizza Factory has Iron City on tap, then I’ll really be impressed![/quote]

    IC Light is the best!

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

    And who doesn’t love Club Exotica?[/quote]

    Is Iron City Beer found only in Pittsburgh or is it distributed more widely ‘cuz I’ve never seen it before[/quote]

    You can get at some distributors in the western Philly suburbs, but it should be readily available until past Johnstown till about Harrisburg and north in places like Erie and Altoona.

  • MPowers1634 | January 22, 2008 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”208304″][quote comment=”208302″][quote comment=”208279″][quote comment=”208275″][quote comment=”208271″][quote comment=”208258″]

    Are you questioning my fandom?[/quote]

    If Pizza Factory has Iron City on tap, then I’ll really be impressed![/quote]

    IC Light is the best!

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

    And who doesn’t love Club Exotica?[/quote]

    Is Iron City Beer found only in Pittsburgh or is it distributed more widely ‘cuz I’ve never seen it before[/quote]

    Outside of Western PA, it is pretty hard to find, though I have found it as far East as Carlisle. Don’t forget those classic’s, IC Dry and IC Ice. Back in the day this was the main beer at Three Rivers…PNC Park came to their senses and have it as one of many other choices.[/quote]

    Hopefully, they will have it at Union Hall tonight for Adult Education!

  • Brent | January 22, 2008 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”208289″]
    Yzerman wore # 18 in this game… has he ever worn another number beside 19 in a game?
    [/quote]

    Yzerman wore #14 at the 1983 World Junior Tournament and #8 at the 1984 Canada Cup. In tournaments since then, he has got his 19 (with Sakic usually getting 20 or 91 as a result). Even at the 2004 World Cup and 2006 Olympics, team Canada put his 19 aside and players such as Joe Thornton, Sakic, Shane Doan and Brad Richards who would usually wear 19 wore different numbers to honour the injured Yzerman.
    From my searches, 1992 was the only year he didn’t wear 19 at the ASG

  • subway | January 22, 2008 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”208278″][quote comment=”208270″][quote comment=”208254″]I found this while searching for a picture of the 1992 NHL All Star jersey. Anyone know the background behind it? The only info I got was from a caption saying that it was from a benefit game in 1934.[/quote]

    A player for the Maple Leafs, Ace Bailey, had his career (and nearly his life) ended by a check from Eddie Shore. For his benefit, the NHL held their first all-star game, between the Leafs and the best players from the other 8 teams. Shore and Bailey publicly reconciled before the game. Bailey, oddly enough, lived for another 59 years.[/quote]

    Ace Bailey died on September 11th, he was on one of the planes flying from Boston that hit the twin towers.[/quote]

    Same name, two different guys.

  • Slam | January 22, 2008 at 4:27 pm |

    Pyatt is wearing a “cage” while his stitches and nose are healing. It is just a standard Bauer model cage used in all levels of minor hockey. Every manufacturer has its own style. They are required equipment up to the Midget level (15-17) in Canada and up to NCAA in the States.

    I do not believe that any NHL’ers wear a cage on a regular basis. Only while recovering from injury.

    Some prefer the Itech “bubble” which is half visor with plastic bars and chin at the bottom. You might sometimes even see players that cut the visor section out of the Itech “bubble” to just protect their jaw when they suffered an injury to their lower face.

    I remember when some players (70’s early 80’s) would adapts football kicker’s or QB’s single and double bars masks. to do the same thing. I even remember one player that took a football mask and cut it in half to just protect the injured side of his face. (IIRC, he played for the Canadiens) That was probably to save a little weight since those old football mask were probably felt fairly heavy when mounted on those old/ill-fitting hockey lids.

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 4:27 pm |

    now we know why he got the yips

  • Mike | January 22, 2008 at 4:30 pm |

    These DSRL unis are sweet, were can I get one?

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

  • MPowers1634 | January 22, 2008 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”208311″]Pyatt is wearing a “cage” while his stitches and nose are healing. It is just a standard Bauer model cage used in all levels of minor hockey. Every manufacturer has its own style. They are required equipment up to the Midget level (15-17) in Canada and up to NCAA in the States.

    I do not believe that any NHL’ers wear a cage on a regular basis. Only while recovering from injury.

    Some prefer the Itech “bubble” which is half visor with plastic bars and chin at the bottom. You might sometimes even see players that cut the visor section out of the Itech “bubble” to just protect their jaw when they suffered an injury to their lower face.

    I remember when some players (70’s early 80’s) would adapts football kicker’s or QB’s single and double bars masks. to do the same thing. I even remember one player that took a football mask and cut it in half to just protect the injured side of his face. (IIRC, he played for the Canadiens) That was probably to save a little weight since those old football mask were probably felt fairly heavy when mounted on those old/ill-fitting hockey lids.[/quote]

    As I’ve said, I’m only a casual hockey watcher but one player has stood out in my mind for a dubious reason: Craig McTavish. Did he always play without a helmet and was he the last NHL player to do so?

  • Josh Petty | January 22, 2008 at 4:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”208059″][quote comment=”208056″][quote comment=”208048″]a moment of silence, please[/quote]

    I’m not a soccer fan so I’m going to ask “Why?”.[/quote]

    sorry…i should have included the photo cap:

    Workmen erect a giant mural depicting the 1958 Manchester United team on the East Stand at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, north-west England, 22 January 2008. The photograph is seen behind a statue of the then team manager Sir Matt Busby. 06 February marks the 50th anniversary of the airplane crash in Munich which killed seven players as they returned from a European Cup game against Red Star Belgrade. A memorial service will take place on the anniversary and the following Saturday the Manchester derby against Manchester City will see the teams wear 1950’s style kit bearing no sponsorship or players names. The official Manchester City supporters club has called for a minutes silence to be changed to a minute of applause over fears that some rival fans may spoil the silence.[/quote]

    Classy move by the City fans.

  • Mike | January 22, 2008 at 4:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”208313″]These DSRL unis are sweet, were can I get one?

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

    Apparently at the website, how stupid of me.

    http://www.nabiscowo...

  • Adam | January 22, 2008 at 4:44 pm |

    I recall a few years back somebody wore a light blue UCLA helmet at the senior bowl, and it was supposedly going to be used by UCLA full time the next year, but never saw the field. anybody have pictures of this?

  • Josh Petty | January 22, 2008 at 4:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”208315″][quote comment=”208059″][quote comment=”208056″][quote comment=”208048″]a moment of silence, please[/quote]

    I’m not a soccer fan so I’m going to ask “Why?”.[/quote]

    sorry…i should have included the photo cap:

    Workmen erect a giant mural depicting the 1958 Manchester United team on the East Stand at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, north-west England, 22 January 2008. The photograph is seen behind a statue of the then team manager Sir Matt Busby. 06 February marks the 50th anniversary of the airplane crash in Munich which killed seven players as they returned from a European Cup game against Red Star Belgrade. A memorial service will take place on the anniversary and the following Saturday the Manchester derby against Manchester City will see the teams wear 1950’s style kit bearing no sponsorship or players names. The official Manchester City supporters club has called for a minutes silence to be changed to a minute of applause over fears that some rival fans may spoil the silence.[/quote]

    Classy move by the City fans.[/quote]

    By the way, I’m a loyal Man City fan as well

  • Dane | January 22, 2008 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”208314″][quote comment=”208311″]Pyatt is wearing a “cage” while his stitches and nose are healing. It is just a standard Bauer model cage used in all levels of minor hockey. Every manufacturer has its own style. They are required equipment up to the Midget level (15-17) in Canada and up to NCAA in the States.

    I do not believe that any NHL’ers wear a cage on a regular basis. Only while recovering from injury.

    Some prefer the Itech “bubble” which is half visor with plastic bars and chin at the bottom. You might sometimes even see players that cut the visor section out of the Itech “bubble” to just protect their jaw when they suffered an injury to their lower face.

    I remember when some players (70’s early 80’s) would adapts football kicker’s or QB’s single and double bars masks. to do the same thing. I even remember one player that took a football mask and cut it in half to just protect the injured side of his face. (IIRC, he played for the Canadiens) That was probably to save a little weight since those old football mask were probably felt fairly heavy when mounted on those old/ill-fitting hockey lids.[/quote]

    As I’ve said, I’m only a casual hockey watcher but one player has stood out in my mind for a dubious reason: Craig McTavish. Did he always play without a helmet and was he the last NHL player to do so?[/quote]

    When helmet became mandatory in the NHL, current players were “grandfathered”. If my memory serves correctly, Mr. McTavish was indeed the last player to start an NHL game without the helmet.

  • Steve | January 22, 2008 at 5:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”208304″][quote comment=”208302″][quote comment=”208279″][quote comment=”208275″][quote comment=”208271″][quote comment=”208258″]

    Are you questioning my fandom?[/quote]

    If Pizza Factory has Iron City on tap, then I’ll really be impressed![/quote]

    IC Light is the best!

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

    And who doesn’t love Club Exotica?[/quote]

    Is Iron City Beer found only in Pittsburgh or is it distributed more widely ‘cuz I’ve never seen it before[/quote]

    Outside of Western PA, it is pretty hard to find, though I have found it as far East as Carlisle. Don’t forget those classic’s, IC Dry and IC Ice. Back in the day this was the main beer at Three Rivers…PNC Park came to their senses and have it as one of many other choices.[/quote]

    I buy mine in Williamsport, PA.

  • Wes Cunningham | January 22, 2008 at 5:04 pm |

    Here is a picture from a Nashville Predators practice where there are 6 different jersey colors present…

  • who cares | January 22, 2008 at 5:10 pm |

    More uni-watching to be had at CAN 2008 where the colors red, yellow, and green never seem to go out of style. Cameroon plays it safe against defending champions Egypt which is unfortunate given the club’s innovative past. Zambia goes all Penn State up in this mug while Sudan doesn’t make much of their first appearance in the tournament in forever.

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 5:13 pm |

    this just looks so wrong

  • dudical | January 22, 2008 at 5:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”208325″][quote comment=”208304″][quote comment=”208302″][quote comment=”208279″][quote comment=”208275″][quote comment=”208271″][quote comment=”208258″]

    Are you questioning my fandom?[/quote]

    If Pizza Factory has Iron City on tap, then I’ll really be impressed![/quote]

    IC Light is the best!

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

    And who doesn’t love Club Exotica?[/quote]

    Is Iron City Beer found only in Pittsburgh or is it distributed more widely ‘cuz I’ve never seen it before[/quote]

    Outside of Western PA, it is pretty hard to find, though I have found it as far East as Carlisle. Don’t forget those classic’s, IC Dry and IC Ice. Back in the day this was the main beer at Three Rivers…PNC Park came to their senses and have it as one of many other choices.[/quote]

    I buy mine in Williamsport, PA.[/quote]

    I got some once in Chicago.

  • Marty Met | January 22, 2008 at 5:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”208331″]this just looks so wrong[/quote]

    No, Wrong would be a picture of “Donny Baseball” in Cooperstown, not Los Angeles.

  • who cares | January 22, 2008 at 5:26 pm |

    Puma’s unleashed some weird disintegrating numbers for CAN 2008. This is the best picture I could find, but around their numbers there appear to be a bunch of bubbles kind of like those t-shirts that are written in a style that is supposed to remind one of being drunk.

  • KT | January 22, 2008 at 5:36 pm |

    Ace Bailey (the more recent one) also lives on as the Kings’ new mascot is named Bailey in his honor.

  • mtjaws | January 22, 2008 at 5:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”208332″]
    I got some once in Chicago.[/quote]

    Only once??? Time to buy more beer then!

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | January 22, 2008 at 5:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”208337″][quote comment=”208332″]
    I got some once in Chicago.[/quote]

    Only once??? Time to buy more beer then![/quote]

    I got some once in Chicago, too.

    Had nothing to do with beer, though ;-)

    [rimshot]

  • KT | January 22, 2008 at 5:57 pm |

    Dead: One stereotype that Uniwatch folks never get any.

  • Mets Fan AZ | January 22, 2008 at 6:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”208341″]Dead: One stereotype that Uniwatch folks never get any.[/quote]
    I guess I’ve misunderstood the “I Get It” slogan of ours all along then. I thopught it might work my osmosis…

  • LT | January 22, 2008 at 6:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”208299″][quote comment=”208298″][quote comment=”208287″][quote comment=”208277″]what about the UCLA body painters getting into the action[/quote]

    why is the c yellow?[/quote]

    Because it is UCLA’s 100th anniversary so that is their subtle way of celebrating it. C of course is the roman numeral for 100. Their school name became their own anniversary patch. Very clever.[/quote]

    Actually, it is because they’ve won 100 championships across all sports.[/quote]

    Thanks for the correction. I knew the 100 half was right. I just had the wrong reason. And, what a very impressive reason it is!

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 6:25 pm |
  • S. Bennett | January 22, 2008 at 6:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”208338″][quote comment=”208337″][quote comment=”208332″]
    I got some once in Chicago.[/quote]

    Only once??? Time to buy more beer then![/quote]

    I got some once in Chicago, too.

    Had nothing to do with beer, though ;-)

    [rimshot][/quote]

    Got some, and a rimshot to boot? HEY NOW!

    SB

  • GoTerriers | January 22, 2008 at 7:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”208303″]ace bailey?[/quote]

    Okay, between the tasteless Dachau reference (see post 156) and this offensive bit (LI Phil, we’ve come to expect better . . ) I’m seriously reconsidering how much time I spend reading these comments.

  • Stevo | January 22, 2008 at 7:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”208369″][quote comment=”208200″]Looking at the Idaho Stampede Pictures, #42 Mouhamed Sene even wears a Sonics patch on his normal jersey where everyone else on the team does not. [/quote]

    Trying to fix the tag.

  • E_Ro | January 22, 2008 at 7:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”208287″][quote comment=”208277″]what about the UCLA body painters getting into the action[/quote]

    Love the socks

  • Stevo | January 22, 2008 at 8:08 pm |

    [/quote][quote comment=”208277″]what about the UCLA body painters getting into the action[/quote]

    Better than the body painters you see in most colleges.

  • Michael | January 22, 2008 at 8:25 pm |

    I was watching the Michigan versus Wisconsin Basketball game on ESPN when I spotted a weird thing about Michigan’s uniform. I had always liked their throwback style jerseys, with the simple stripes in this era of nike horns, even if they have added a new nike style half collar. This just makes you think of the Colts and LSU type football jerseys. When did this venture into basketball? The jerseys aren’t even cuut differently from ten years ago. Has anyone else noticed this?

  • Stevo | January 22, 2008 at 8:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”208383″][quote comment=”208369″][quote comment=”208200″]Looking at the Idaho Stampede Pictures, #42 Mouhamed Sene even wears a Sonics patch on his normal jersey where everyone else on the team does not. [/quote]

    That’s standard across the D-League for assigned players. Since players can be sent down by 2 or sometimes 3 parent clubs, the assignees wear their parent’s logo on the back of the uni.

    Another interesting note about the D, apparently players are only allowed to wear numbers from players on the NBA’s Greatest 50 Players list. Of course you’ll see 23, 32, 33, even a Robert Parrish 00, but I have yet to hear of a player wearing 99, and I think that’s a shame.[/quote]
    No, I forget what team he plays for but I saw Mike Hall from George Washignton wearing number 99 in the D-League show case so I’m guessing that they can wear what ever number they want.[/quote]

    99 is the number of the Original Big Man, George Mikan.

  • TOG | January 22, 2008 at 8:49 pm |

    Maybe George Mitchell and the MLB Steroid Committee should place a call to Brian Downing of the WSox, Angels and Rangers and ask him a few question???

    THe bespectacled Brian Downing didn’t look like a ballplayer, and early in his career it seemed he was destined for a brief stay as a journeyman catcher. But after his trade to the Angels in 1977, he blossomed, developing into a top-notch catcher, and later, a slugging outfielder/DH who enjoyed his best seasons after the age of 31. By keeping his body in great shape through weight-lifting, Downing defied the decline of age and played regularly until he was 41 years old. He set several career records for the Angels and was one of their most popular players.

    http://www.baseball-...

    http://www.baseball-...

    http://www.baseball-...

    http://www.baseball-...

    yeah…very suspicious

    Can he be a pioneer in the field of anabolic steroids? Not an accusation just an observation…

  • TOG | January 22, 2008 at 8:52 pm |

    D-League articles should be banned…what’s next…a review of the Reading Iron Pigs identity…no please no…Minor league brands are meant to look stupid… just take a look, so trying to justify anything of real logic or reason to their miscues is futile.

  • bar57988 | January 22, 2008 at 8:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”208104″][quote comment=”208085″]I am looking into buying a 1992 NHL All Star jersey. I would like to get a name on it, but I need to know who were All Stars in 1992. Anyone know where I can get the rosters for 1992 All stars? My usual websites are not turing up the answers I need.[/quote]

    Wales or Campbell Conference?

    It was in Philly, and Brett Hull of the St. Louis Blues was the MVP for the Campbell Conference in a 10-6 Campbell Conference victory.

    When in doubt, Gretzky…

    Alexander Mogilny of the Buffalo Sabres played for the Wales Conference.

    Ed Belfour started in his 1st All-Star game for the Campbell Conference.

    However, I haven’t been able to find a roster either. I’ll keep searching.[/quote]

  • odessasteps magazine | January 22, 2008 at 9:27 pm |

    G – #32 Tim Cheveldae (DET)

    There’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time.

    When you to play NHL 93 for Sega, I would put our collander on top of the TV in honor of “the sieve.”

  • odessasteps magazine | January 22, 2008 at 9:27 pm |

    G – #32 Tim Cheveldae (DET)

    There’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time.

    When we used to play NHL 93 for Sega, I would put our collander on top of the TV in honor of “the sieve.”

  • Juan Grande | January 22, 2008 at 9:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”208305″][quote comment=”208302″][quote comment=”208279″][quote comment=”208275″][quote comment=”208271″][quote comment=”208258″]

    Are you questioning my fandom?[/quote]

    If Pizza Factory has Iron City on tap, then I’ll really be impressed![/quote]

    IC Light is the best!

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

    And who doesn’t love Club Exotica?[/quote]

    Is Iron City Beer found only in Pittsburgh or is it distributed more widely ‘cuz I’ve never seen it before[/quote]

    You can get at some distributors in the western Philly suburbs, but it should be readily available until past Johnstown till about Harrisburg and north in places like Erie and Altoona.[/quote]

    You can get Iron City in North Carolina at specialty wine and beer stores. I worked at one for the Steeler/Seahawk Super Bowl. We sold CASES of the stuff. Iron City aluminum bottles are the best!

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 9:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”208370″][quote comment=”208303″]ace bailey?[/quote]

    Okay, between the tasteless Dachau reference (see post 156) and this offensive bit (LI Phil, we’ve come to expect better . . ) I’m seriously reconsidering how much time I spend reading these comments.[/quote]

    im sorry man

  • =bg= | January 22, 2008 at 9:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”208295″]Giants getting a little ahead of themselves…

    As a Giants fan this terrifies me[/quote]

    man, that is worse than the SI Cover Jinx.

  • GoTerriers | January 22, 2008 at 9:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”208418″][quote comment=”208370″][quote comment=”208303″]ace bailey?[/quote]

    Okay, between the tasteless Dachau reference (see post 156) and this offensive bit (LI Phil, we’ve come to expect better . . ) I’m seriously reconsidering how much time I spend reading these comments.[/quote]

    im sorry man[/quote]

    LMFAO!!!!! You’ve redeemed yourself, Phil.

  • Dane | January 22, 2008 at 10:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”208411″]G – #32 Tim Cheveldae (DET)

    There’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time.

    When we used to play NHL 93 for Sega, I would put our collander on top of the TV in honor of “the sieve.”[/quote]

    Who was the back-up sieve?

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  • GoTerriers | January 22, 2008 at 10:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”208424″][quote comment=”208411″]G – #32 Tim Cheveldae (DET)

    There’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time.

    When we used to play NHL 93 for Sega, I would put our collander on top of the TV in honor of “the sieve.”[/quote]

    Who was the back-up sieve?[/quote]

    Didn’t need one. The slogan in Detroit, if I remember correctly was “Cheveldae, Every Day!”

  • GoTerriers | January 22, 2008 at 10:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”208427″][quote comment=”208424″][quote comment=”208411″]G – #32 Tim Cheveldae (DET)

    There’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time.

    When we used to play NHL 93 for Sega, I would put our collander on top of the TV in honor of “the sieve.”[/quote]

    Who was the back-up sieve?[/quote]

    Didn’t need one. The slogan in Detroit, if I remember correctly was “Cheveldae, Every Day!”[/quote]

    Seriously, though (and I don’t know if you intended this a a trivia thing), Cheveldae’s backups were a motley bunch led by Greg Millen and “Cousin Vinny” Riendeau.

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 10:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”208424″][quote comment=”208411″]G – #32 Tim Cheveldae (DET)

    There’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time.

    When we used to play NHL 93 for Sega, I would put our collander on top of the TV in honor of “the sieve.”[/quote]

    Who was the back-up sieve?[/quote]

    why, cujo of course

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 10:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”208428″][quote comment=”208427″][quote comment=”208424″][quote comment=”208411″]G – #32 Tim Cheveldae (DET)

    There’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time.

    When we used to play NHL 93 for Sega, I would put our collander on top of the TV in honor of “the sieve.”[/quote]

    Who was the back-up sieve?[/quote]

    Didn’t need one. The slogan in Detroit, if I remember correctly was “Cheveldae, Every Day!”[/quote]

    Seriously, though (and I don’t know if you intended this a a trivia thing), Cheveldae’s backups were a motley bunch led by Greg Millen and “Cousin Vinny” Riendeau.[/quote]

    no lovehere

    funny board comments tho

  • George C | January 22, 2008 at 10:36 pm |

    Tennessee Kentucky game is on… UT’s Duke Crews is returning after a being sidelined for the previous month with heart condition.

    Here’s the kicker, he has a different uniform template on than his Volunteer teammates. He’s just returning to the rotation and is seeing limited action, so photos may be hard to come by.

    Screen grab anyone?

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 11:07 pm |

    first look at the sleeve patches for the mlb-japan series

    great

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 11:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”208434″]first look at the sleeve patches for the mlb-japan series

    great[/quote]

    one moree view

  • Stuby | January 22, 2008 at 11:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”208434″]first look at the sleeve patches for the mlb-japan series

    great[/quote]
    The corporate name on the jersey thing is already so tired. Now, if Einstein were holding up that jersey…

  • Ryan | January 22, 2008 at 11:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”208170″]Anyone notice the black clips on Bradshaw’s facemask?

    I believe they are there to hold a visor in place, but he wasn’t wearing a visor for the game.

    Here is a practice shot with one

    http://www.giants.co...

    My belief is that his visor “fogged up” from his warm breath and face in the cold weather. So it was removed.[/quote]

    You’re right. Bradshaw has worn a visor in every game he’s played this year. I noticed he had it off during the GB game, and I thought the same as you, that it was fogged up beyond use. Didn’t, however, notice the clips still there. Nice find.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | January 22, 2008 at 11:18 pm |

    #5 for Tennessee, Lofton, is missing the little white-ish patch on the right side of his hoops uni

  • LI Phil | January 22, 2008 at 11:30 pm |

    stupid question

    does rbk ONLY put their name on the NHL sweaters? ccm & “e” (edge? easton?) breezers in this pic…

    i thought rbk had the whole deal…or do they “own” ccm too?

    thanks

  • Wes | January 22, 2008 at 11:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”208443″]stupid question

    does rbk ONLY put their name on the NHL sweaters? ccm & “e” (edge? easton?) breezers in this pic…

    i thought rbk had the whole deal…or do they “own” ccm too?

    thanks[/quote]

    The “E” is for Easton. Reebok only put their name on stuff they make, although if Im not mistaken RBK owns CCM, because on one of my jerseys, the tag has the RBK logo and the CCm logo…

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | January 22, 2008 at 11:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”208443″]stupid question

    does rbk ONLY put their name on the NHL sweaters? ccm & “e” (edge? easton?) breezers in this pic…

    i thought rbk had the whole deal…or do they “own” ccm too?

    thanks[/quote]

    Reebok owns the Unis/Sweaters. All other equipment (helmet, gloves, stick, pants, skates, goalie pads, etc) is the choice of the individual player.

  • patrick | January 23, 2008 at 12:10 am |

    [quote comment=”208211″][quote comment=”208149″]I find it interesting that 201 is a NJ area code…..[/quote]
    Little Area Code history…Area codes were assigned based on the length of time a rotary dial phone took to dial the area code. Densely populated areas like New York City, Philadelphia and Los Angeles had huge call volume and were assigned numbers (212, 215, 213) that could be quickly dialed from a rotary dial phone. On a rotary dial phone low digits (1, 2, 3, 4) could dial quickly as the time the rotary dial took to return to the home position was minimal. High digit numbers (7, 8, 9, 0) on rotary dial phones took much longer to return to the home position and were usually used in less densely populated areas like Texas (915), Tennessee (901), San Bernardino (909). This system became unnecessary when touch-tone phones arrived, as the tone allowed instant entry of digits.[/quote]

    What about 718 in NY? its a pretty big one, even back then I would assume

  • LI Phil | January 23, 2008 at 12:14 am |

    [quote comment=”208452″][quote comment=”208211″][quote comment=”208149″]I find it interesting that 201 is a NJ area code…..[/quote]
    Little Area Code history…Area codes were assigned based on the length of time a rotary dial phone took to dial the area code. Densely populated areas like New York City, Philadelphia and Los Angeles had huge call volume and were assigned numbers (212, 215, 213) that could be quickly dialed from a rotary dial phone. On a rotary dial phone low digits (1, 2, 3, 4) could dial quickly as the time the rotary dial took to return to the home position was minimal. High digit numbers (7, 8, 9, 0) on rotary dial phones took much longer to return to the home position and were usually used in less densely populated areas like Texas (915), Tennessee (901), San Bernardino (909). This system became unnecessary when touch-tone phones arrived, as the tone allowed instant entry of digits.[/quote]

    What about 718 in NY? its a pretty big one, even back then I would assume[/quote]

    718 is fairly new…212 used to cover ALL 5 boros of new york city…it was only created in 1984 (after the divestiture i believe)…here

    definitely intro’ed AFTER touchtone phones tho

  • James Craven | January 23, 2008 at 12:28 am |

    Hey, Bailey isn’t wearing the RBK Edge uniform! That’s last year’s outfit.

  • Finfan Warden | January 23, 2008 at 12:31 am |

    [quote comment=”208114″]Okay, I’ve heard of these antz, and I’ve learned about the buzz and the bees.

    But can someone explain what Mad Antz are and what connection they have to Indiana?[/quote]

    Being from Fort Wayne, it’s pretty inside. It’s a shout out to “Mad” Anthony Wayne, for whom the Fort, and therfore the city is named. All in all I think it makes for a nice, unique nickname

  • James Craven | January 23, 2008 at 4:41 am |

    Has anybody noticed during the Aussie Open that the “MELBOURNE” logo looks like the old 1970’s Madison Square Garden insignia?

  • al | January 23, 2008 at 9:56 am |

    [quote comment=”208553″]Has anybody noticed during the Aussie Open that the “MELBOURNE” logo looks like the old 1970’s Madison Square Garden insignia?[/quote]

    i have been thinking that since teh first time i saw it last week … was looking for an old MSG pic, but couldn;t find one.

  • Tobi | January 23, 2008 at 3:26 pm |

    That is definitely Dora the Explorer, not the Power Puff girls.