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KG Wishes to Remind You of His Team Affiliation

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Perhaps it’s because I’m old(ish), never really played basketball, and lack enthusiasm in general, but I’ve never figured out the jersey-popping thing. Yes, we know you play for the Celtics. Yes, we’re also quite excited about the way you stole the ball in the closing seconds on Friday to seal the win against your former team. And yes, again, we know you play for the Celtics.

Still, though, those jerseys are stretchy, almost impressively so. I tried that with my T-shirt (American Apparel 50/50) after we got the newspaper in on time last night. It was disappointingly lacking the snap-back I’m sure Garnett got with his performance-engineered fabric. It was a real sad scene all around … (sigh).

I’m gonna go watch my Matlock DVDs now. — Bryan

 

106 comments to KG Wishes to Remind You of His Team Affiliation

  • MPowers1634 | January 26, 2008 at 7:34 am |

    I memory serves, Dee Brown of Illinois and the Utah Jazz, was one of the first people to popularize this “prideful” gesture.
    For those of you, a tad older than myself, the phrase “Pop It Like It’s Hot” is a variation of a rap tune by Snoop Dog and Pharell Williams, whoc coincidentally has his own line of “Ice Cream” sneakers made ny Reebok. called “Drop it Like It’s Hot“.

  • MPowers1634 | January 26, 2008 at 7:39 am |

    [quote comment=”210605″]If memory serves, Dee Brown of Illinois and the Utah Jazz, was one of the first people to popularize this “prideful” gesture.
    For those of you, a tad older than myself, the phrase “Pop It Like It’s Hot” is a variation of a rap tune by Snoop Dog and Pharell Williams, who coincidentally has his own line of “Ice Cream” sneakers made by Reebok. You’ve probably heard the song in passing, it’s called “Drop it Like It’s Hot“.[/quote]

    Too many typos to be Post #1. Tsk, Tsk!

  • LI Phil | January 26, 2008 at 7:39 am |

    “garnett steals the ball…garnett steals the ball”

  • MPowers1634 | January 26, 2008 at 7:48 am |
  • straw | January 26, 2008 at 8:08 am |

    Don’t worry Bryan, I played in the late 70’s and 80’s and the jesreys were so tight then that you couldn’t wedge your thumbs into the armpits if you tried. If you did manage to do it, you might dislocate your thumbs.

  • conq | January 26, 2008 at 8:18 am |

    A North Carolina (Tarheels) basketball-only museum is opening in Chapel Hill on Monday. The local newspaper coverage includes a flash photo gallery. There’s a few uni-shots in there.

    #4 was the most interesting to me, as it shows a 1957 home jerysey with red stitching around the neck and arms. The accompanying article also mentions that Lennie Ronsenbluth’s (a member of the ’57 team) shorts had a red stripe around the waistband, but doesn’t include a picture. Interesting. Anyone have more info about Carolina using red in their unis?

    Also, it’s not a great shot, but #12 shows Mitch Kupchak’s numbered socks in the background.

  • timmy b | January 26, 2008 at 8:28 am |

    with nhl all-star wekend here, i am asking for a tad of help. i have looked eveywhere for an action photo from the 1961 nhl all-star game (black hawks vs. all-stars), mainly to see exactly what the all-stars wore. i have tried on line newspaper archives, other photo based web sites, my collection (back to 1976) of nhl all-star game progs, and nothing.

    if anybody can provide a link or can steer me in the right direction, i would truly be appreciative!!

    p.s. the nhluniforms.com link doesn’t count.

  • T-wood | January 26, 2008 at 9:18 am |

    Maybe it was just Garnett was showing his old teammates how stretchy a jersey you can have if you come to Boston with him.

  • Leo | January 26, 2008 at 9:26 am |

    Garnett’s jersey has to make Johan giddy to get to wear something like this.

  • Matt | January 26, 2008 at 9:37 am |

    [quote comment=”210618″]Don’t worry Bryan, I played in the late 70’s and 80’s and the jesreys were so tight then that you couldn’t wedge your thumbs into the armpits if you tried. If you did manage to do it, you might dislocate your thumbs.[/quote]
    In the NBA?

    And Bryan, come on, weak article for Saturday. Does this really bother you that much? He was excited, give him a pass, it’s not like it’s terribly offensive to the other team…

  • Shane | January 26, 2008 at 10:00 am |

    I’ll take your word on this. I don’t feel like popping my AA t-shirts right now.

  • The Ol Goaler | January 26, 2008 at 10:12 am |

    Just a thought… football jerseys are made as tight as possible to prevent opposing players from grabbing the jersey.

    Maybe the reason basketball jerseys are “stretchy” is to allow the referees to see the foul when an opposing player grabs somebody’s shirt!

    Disclaimer: I Could Be Wrong TM!

  • LI Phil | January 26, 2008 at 10:45 am |

    hell yeah

    is the racket TAPED to his hand? never saw that before

    remember this guy…he’s your next aussie open champ

    reason to be a sonic fan

  • LI Phil | January 26, 2008 at 10:52 am |
  • Shaftman | January 26, 2008 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”210684″]

    is the racket TAPED to his hand? never saw that before

    [/quote]

    I’ve never seen it either but since the guy is in a wheelchair, perhaps he has some problems gripping as well and this would be the way to make sure he doesn’t drop the racket.

  • Taauub | January 26, 2008 at 11:09 am |

    Good job Best Player in the NBA. You beat the Worst team in the NBA. And now you stretch your jersey to show that you don’t play for that bad team anymore?

  • LI Phil | January 26, 2008 at 11:16 am |

    puma’s tasteful entry into golf unis

    /have goggles at the ready

  • mbr | January 26, 2008 at 11:21 am |

    Article on hockey sweaters from today’s Atlanta Journal.

  • Shane | January 26, 2008 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”210696″]puma’s tasteful entry into golf unis

    /have goggles at the ready[/quote]

    They had some nice designs last year for their golf line.

  • LI Phil | January 26, 2008 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”210699″][quote comment=”210696″]puma’s tasteful entry into golf unis

    /have goggles at the ready[/quote]

    They had some nice designs last year for their golf line.[/quote]

    true that…i actually have a pair of the bermuda shorts

    i don’t know what’s up with 08

  • E_Ro | January 26, 2008 at 11:40 am |

    If “jersey-popping” is what i think it is, younger hockey players are starting to do it too… I’ve seen Minnesota and Michigan players score then they sort of grab the ‘m’ on the front to show it off to everyone. I know i’ve seen it happen at other levels too. I dunno, i guess it no worse than selanne shooting his like a duck.

  • MPowers1634 | January 26, 2008 at 11:46 am |
  • Christopher | January 26, 2008 at 12:03 pm |

    Bryan: I always look forward to your weekend posts. Keep up the good work!

  • MPowers1634 | January 26, 2008 at 12:03 pm |

    Back to business:

    Maybe the reason basketball jerseys are “stretchy” is to allow the referees to see the foul when an opposing player grabs somebody’s shirt!

    Disclaimer: I Could Be Wrong TM!

    I do believe that you have a valid point, however it is hard to argue your case when players like Lamar Odom and O.J. Mayo look like this!

    As I posted last night, the more that I notice players looking sloppy like the two above, the more I am liking the Nike SOD tops. The shorts are still a bit much though.

  • James Craven | January 26, 2008 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”210707″]“Yet another reason to be a Southern California fan.”[/quote]

    Getting cheeky, aren’t we? Beside, are they all wearing thongs?

  • MPowers1634 | January 26, 2008 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”210714″][quote comment=”210707″]“Yet another reason to be a Southern California fan.”[/quote]

    Getting cheeky, aren’t we? Beside, are they all wearing thongs?[/quote]

    I do not know JC but if they ever create an inspector for that type of thing, I will surely nominate you for the job…
    Oh and by the way, for the UCLA fans out there: here’s one more message for y’all.

  • Stan aka the took | January 26, 2008 at 12:38 pm |

    You guys get American Apparel in midwest!? WOW, moving on up.

  • =bg= | January 26, 2008 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”210686″]this is just a really cool pic[/quote]

    yes that is

  • ewc | January 26, 2008 at 12:55 pm |
  • ewc | January 26, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    Here’s footage of Michael Johnson popping his jersey way back in 1996. Forward to the 1:13 mark.

  • Aaron Scholder | January 26, 2008 at 1:06 pm |

    NHL All-Star jerseys have front numbers.
    http://d.yimg.com/us...
    http://d.yimg.com/us...
    They also have the captain’s C on the opposite side:
    http://d.yimg.com/us...

    Talk about old school and new school:
    http://d.yimg.com/us...

  • MPowers1634 | January 26, 2008 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”210729″]UCLA cheerleaders > USC cheerleaders[/quote]

    Methinks not. Further evidence that G*D is a man!

  • MPowers1634 | January 26, 2008 at 1:14 pm |

    Also, it’s not a great shot, but #12 shows Mitch Kupchak’s numbered socks in the background.

    In checking out some UNC history, I found this pic of Ronald Curry and Julius Peppers.

    I was wondering if this has ever happened before, that two players from a High Profile Division 1-A basketball program chose not to pursue that sport but instead chose the other and became stand-outs?

    By the way, check out how enormous JPeppers was in college, and for you sneakerheads, the ENTIRE team, save one dude, was wearing Concord 11’s!

  • LI Phil | January 26, 2008 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”210738″]NHL All-Star jerseys have front numbers.
    http://d.yimg.com/us...
    http://d.yimg.com/us...
    They also have the captain’s C on the opposite side:
    http://d.yimg.com/us...

    Talk about old school and new school:
    http://d.yimg.com/us...

    how many players are wearing #21?

  • MPowers1634 | January 26, 2008 at 1:24 pm |

    Here’s a YouTube with Curry and Peppers also.

    Peppers was an incredibly powerful presence underneath, big surprise. I remember watching one game at Chapel Hill,when the entire team wore Columbia XI’s against NC State I believe, and he grabbed a rebound directly under the rim. Jumping straight up, no step, he jammed it with more authority than Shaq or anybody I have EVER seen.

    He and LeVar Arrington were probably my two favorite college athletes for similar reasons.

  • straw | January 26, 2008 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”210647″][quote comment=”210618″]Don’t worry Bryan, I played in the late 70’s and 80’s and the jesreys were so tight then that you couldn’t wedge your thumbs into the armpits if you tried. If you did manage to do it, you might dislocate your thumbs.[/quote]
    In the NBA?

    And Bryan, come on, weak article for Saturday. Does this really bother you that much? He was excited, give him a pass, it’s not like it’s terribly offensive to the other team…[/quote]
    The ABA.

  • super390 | January 26, 2008 at 2:07 pm |

    In case a few people are interested, the All-American Football League showed off many of the helmets and jerseys of its six Teams at its televised draft this afternoon. I was thrilled to discover that Team Texas will play at Rice Stadium a few miles south of me, though I think they will be disappointed by the attendance. I was disappointed by the lack of creativity in the designs. I figured they’d at least reverse the colors of the college teams they emulate, but no.

    Firstly, they all have a state map on the helmet, and the state name on the front of the jersey. Teams Arkansas, Tennesse, Alabama and Michigan also have the state name on the helmet.

    Texas just has the map done as a Lone Star flag. But while that white helmet has a red and blue logo, the white jersey has trim in Texas orange and A&M maroon. Virginia Tech has never made orange & maroon look very good.

    Florida was more creative. An orange F on the white map on a blue helmet, reminiscent of Florida helmets from a few decades back.

    I like the Michigan helmet most; it’s blue with a gold (not maize) logo, and MICHIGAN arched over the map. Strangely, the jerseys have red cuffs.

    Here’s what they should have done:

    1. Overall theme: the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Tight long sleeve jerseys, numbers only on the helmet, small map logos on the sleeves, lots of UCLA hoops and triple stripes.

    2. Schutt has been announced the helmet supplier. We know Schutt likes to do things differently. How about a soft padded layer over the entire helmet, long suggested as a way to reduce injuries, to make it look like leather? You can easily put numbers on that.

    3. Polycarbonate facemasks, much stronger than the lucite ones used briefly after WW2.

    4. A different old-fashioned number font for each team. The 1960 Oilers font for Team Texas, that neat Roman font U of Tennessee used to use for player names for Tennessee, etc.

    5. Arena-style rules to encourage two-way players.

    This league only pays $50-100,000 per player, so they could survive on a gate of $4 million a year ($20 avg ticket X 40,000 X 5 home games). Florida looks to have a big edge in enthusiasm and personnel. Probably Tennessee and Alabama will get close to that attendance. Arkansas, who knows? Texas and Michigan (Ford Field) look shaky – there’s other things to do in those towns in the spring.

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

    The two trends probably started independently of one another, but it’s not uncommon to see soccer players (particularly in national team games) grab, point to, pop out, kiss, etc. the shield on their jersey.

  • Zac | January 26, 2008 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”210744″]Also, it’s not a great shot, but #12 shows Mitch Kupchak’s numbered socks in the background.

    In checking out some UNC history, I found this pic of Ronald Curry and Julius Peppers.

    I was wondering if this has ever happened before, that two players from a High Profile Division 1-A basketball program chose not to pursue that sport but instead chose the other and became stand-outs?

    By the way, check out how enormous JPeppers was in college, and for you sneakerheads, the ENTIRE team, save one dude, was wearing Concord 11’s![/quote]
    Man, that brings back some memories. Note how Forte’s jersey is completely untucked in that last pic.

    I can’t think of any other team that had two guys choose to play pro in a different sport, but I wouldn’t consider Curry to be a standout in the least. He’s had a few solid games, but he’s not a guy teams are afraid of.

  • KT | January 26, 2008 at 3:33 pm |

    No way on God’s Green Earth will the AAFL sell 40,000 tickets a game.

    They’re paying ridiculous startup costs, ridiculous rent to the colleges, and there’s simply no way they’ll be able to generate enough revenue without television to make it work.

    Now, I’m a sucker for alternative sports leagues and I came here to see if anybody else saw the helmets. I was a huge USFL fan.

    But the economics of the game have changed and the startup costs of a football league are the biggest in sports. This is soooo expensive to do.

    And the powers that be are blinded by the fact that while Peyton Manning would sell tickets in Tennessee, by and large, the reason the average player is revered in those college towns is BECAUSE THEY PLAY FOR THE COLLEGE. People go to see them BECAUSE THEY PLAY FOR THE COLLEGE. Playing for a pro team in the area is not going to cut it for the left tackles and right outside linebackers.

    I just don’t see the AAFL making it financially.

  • MPowers1634 | January 26, 2008 at 4:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”210765″][quote comment=”210744″]Also, it’s not a great shot, but #12 shows Mitch Kupchak’s numbered socks in the background.

    In checking out some UNC history, I found this pic of Ronald Curry and Julius Peppers.

    I was wondering if this has ever happened before, that two players from a High Profile Division 1-A basketball program chose not to pursue that sport but instead chose the other and became stand-outs?

    By the way, check out how enormous JPeppers was in college, and for you sneakerheads, the ENTIRE team, save one dude, was wearing Concord 11’s![/quote]
    Man, that brings back some memories. Note how Forte’s jersey is completely untucked in that last pic.

    I can’t think of any other team that had two guys choose to play pro in a different sport, but I wouldn’t consider Curry to be a standout in the least. He’s had a few solid games, but he’s not a guy teams are afraid of.[/quote]

    What amazed me most about Peppers was, like Barkley, he played much larger than he was at 6’6″.
    I can also remember Forte looking like this though.
    I was disappointed by his lack of success in the NBA. I really thought that h would become a player in the Ray Allen mold.

    As usual, for the sneakerheads, check out the Jordan PE’s in each pic. I spy 11’s, 15’s and 5’s.

  • MPowers1634 | January 26, 2008 at 4:12 pm |

    Sorry, Forteinthe Prada inspired Jordan 15’s, against the Buzz Peterson coached Tulsa Golden Hurricane.
    Yes, that Buzz Peterson, who roomed with MJ at UNC.

  • David | January 26, 2008 at 4:13 pm |

    Whoa…Colt Brennan is wearing rainbow multi-colored visor on his helmet for the South in the Senior Bowl…no pics though

  • kevin | January 26, 2008 at 4:18 pm |

    Did you catch the Kentucky decal W.Woodyard had in the Senior Bowl?

  • kevin | January 26, 2008 at 4:19 pm |

    It’s an outline of the state with a wildcat head. Not bad actually. Is this a sign of something new to come with next years new uni’s?

  • kevin | January 26, 2008 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”210814″]Whoa…Colt Brennan is wearing rainbow multi-colored visor on his helmet for the South in the Senior Bowl…no pics though[/quote]
    Really seems to be working. He is picking up where he left off in the Sugar Bowl- 1 series – 1 int.

  • MPowers1634 | January 26, 2008 at 4:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”210803″][quote comment=”210765″][quote comment=”210744″]Also, it’s not a great shot, but #12 shows Mitch Kupchak’s numbered socks in the background.

    In checking out some UNC history, I found this pic of Ronald Curry and Julius Peppers.

    I was wondering if this has ever happened before, that two players from a High Profile Division 1-A basketball program chose not to pursue that sport but instead chose the other and became stand-outs?

    By the way, check out how enormous JPeppers was in college, and for you sneakerheads, the ENTIRE team, save one dude, was wearing Concord 11’s![/quote]
    Man, that brings back some memories. Note how Forte’s jersey is completely untucked in that last pic.

    I can’t think of any other team that had two guys choose to play pro in a different sport, but I wouldn’t consider Curry to be a standout in the least. He’s had a few solid games, but he’s not a guy teams are afraid of.[/quote]

    What amazed me most about Peppers was, like Barkley, he played much larger than he was at 6’6″.
    I can also remember Forte looking like this though.
    I was disappointed by his lack of success in the NBA. I really thought that h would become a player in the Ray Allen mold.

    As usual, for the sneakerheads, check out the Jordan PE’s in each pic. I spy 11’s, 15’s and 5’s.[/quote]

    By the way, in the Forte pic from post #41, there seems to be some type of memorial patch on the lower section of his shorts on the right side. Can anyone determine what that is commemorating?
    Paging Dr. Krevanchi, you are needed, STAT

  • KT | January 26, 2008 at 4:39 pm |

    I missed getting grabs of the Arkansas and Florida AAFL jerseys, but here are grabs of the other four teams:

    Texas

    Tennessee

    Michigan

    Alabama

    Florida’s jersey was orange with blue numbers. I didn’t see Arkansas’. Chances are it is the color of the Razorbacks.

  • MPowers1634 | January 26, 2008 at 4:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”210836″]I missed getting grabs of the Arkansas and Florida AAFL jerseys, but here are grabs of the other four teams:

    Texas

    Tennessee

    Michigan

    Alabama

    Florida’s jersey was orange with blue numbers. I didn’t see Arkansas’. Chances are it is the color of the Razorbacks.[/quote]

    The Michigan jerseys remind me of this for some odd reason.

  • who cares | January 26, 2008 at 4:42 pm |

    Here’s a pretty good shot of Puma’s strange new uni number font on the back of an Indomitable Lion. For those interested in such things, Eto’o tied the African Cup of Nations scoring record in his side’s 5-1 dismantling of Zambia.

  • MPowers1634 | January 26, 2008 at 4:48 pm |

    Forget the Senior Bowl, I have to: No NFL network. There’s a better cache of uniforms and athletic aesthetics on the tube right now. Space Jam is on HBO. Oh and my kids won’t let me change the channel!

  • who cares | January 26, 2008 at 4:57 pm |

    For those who liked the outdoor hockey games and clamour for outdoor professional basketball, it appears that the PHX Suns will grant your wish in next season’s pre-season.

  • KT | January 26, 2008 at 4:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”210840″]The Michigan jerseys remind me of this for some odd reason.[/quote]

    And you know what’s funny?

    Rod Smart is apparently in this league! They just interviewed him!

  • Scott Andrews | January 26, 2008 at 5:01 pm |

    The LSU players in the Senior Bowl are wearing white helmets. The sideline reporter (I have no idea who it is) just said that Jacob Hester told him he’s wearing the white helmet because it goes with the South team’s uniform.

  • Micah | January 26, 2008 at 5:02 pm |

    Matt,

    That one dude who is not wearing the Concords is Kris Lang; haha, he was a scrapper in college, but I have no idea where he is now. That was a sight to see, one of my fav shoes of all-time.

  • who cares | January 26, 2008 at 5:06 pm |

    No matter how drunk you get, an elitist old accountant in a halloween costume will never be a pirate. Happy Gasparilla all.

  • MPowers1634 | January 26, 2008 at 5:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”210870″]Matt,

    That one dude who is not wearing the Concords is Kris Lang; haha, he was a scrapper in college, but I have no idea where he is now. That was a sight to see, one of my fav shoes of all-time.[/quote]

    Micah, There”s actually one more guy just past Lang, couldn’t remember his name, he was tough though, on the bench wearing Non-11’s. Space Jam on HBO, Concords and Columbia’s on UniWatch equals A Darn Good Day. Nothin’could be finer….

  • Scott Andrews | January 26, 2008 at 5:26 pm |

    Lane Kiffin is wearing a generic black Under Armor jacket, unlike the rest of the North team’s coaching staff, who are all in Raiders garb. I guess he really might not be Oakland’s coach next season.

  • MPowers1634 | January 26, 2008 at 5:30 pm |

    While we’re on the subjects of KG and Jordan 11’s, check out these pics:

    1. KG
    2. KG and the ManWearing the man’s signature shoes, if that’s not a sign of respect, I don’t know what is!
    3. He’s The Kid for a reason
    4.

  • KT | January 26, 2008 at 5:30 pm |

    This was apparently Team Florida’s AAFC helmet at a presser last year. The one they showed today on the draft has a white state of Florida behind the F but looks the same other than that, I do believe.

    Boy the off week between the conference championships and the Super Bowl is fun, isn’t it?

  • Mike Engle | January 26, 2008 at 5:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”210885″]Lane Kiffin is wearing a generic black Under Armor jacket, unlike the rest of the North team’s coaching staff, who are all in Raiders garb. I guess he really might not be Oakland’s coach next season.[/quote]
    Just wondering…if the Raiders gear has Reebok vectors plastered all over it, how did it get on the field in the first place?

  • MPowers1634 | January 26, 2008 at 5:31 pm |
  • Bryan Redemske | January 26, 2008 at 6:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”210724″]You guys get American Apparel in midwest!? WOW, moving on up.[/quote]

    Ouch. We’re doing that, huh? Well update your blog — you’re boring me.

    Sorry, that’s all could I work up on short notice.

  • LM | January 26, 2008 at 6:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”210889″]This was apparently Team Florida’s AAFC helmet at a presser last year. The one they showed today on the draft has a white state of Florida behind the F but looks the same other than that, I do believe.

    Boy the off week between the conference championships and the Super Bowl is fun, isn’t it?[/quote]

    I wonder how many man hours it took for someone to come up with that helmet logo. LOL

  • LI Phil | January 26, 2008 at 6:46 pm |

    interesting body paint on display today at the african cupsweet chapeau

  • Jeffrey Mac | January 26, 2008 at 6:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”210836″]I missed getting grabs of the Arkansas and Florida AAFL jerseys, but here are grabs of the other four teams:

    Texas

    Tennessee

    Michigan

    Alabama

    Florida’s jersey was orange with blue numbers. I didn’t see Arkansas’. Chances are it is the color of the Razorbacks.[/quote]

    texas looks like u. of texas, tennessee looks like u. of tennessee, alabama looks like u. of alabama, florida looks like u. of florida.

    what gives? is the focus of each team so narrow that it seeks players and fans of only those schools, while alienating the other in state schools? do those numbskulls think auburn fans will support a team that looks like their arch-rivals? what about florida state or miami fans? will they pull for a gator look-a-like team?

    that is some curiously narrow marketing…not only are they not targeting ALL the fans of a state, they are also offending many of them.

  • LI Phil | January 26, 2008 at 7:06 pm |

    this is just not a good look for le tigre

    mr. woods, sir…i know you are trying to sell your new purple shirts, but either: (1) ditch the black turtleneck; (2) ditch the sleeveless sweater; or (3)…wear long sleeves

    thank you and have another nice win tomorrow

  • James Craven | January 26, 2008 at 7:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”210864″]“And you know what’s funny?

    Rod Smart He Hate Me is apparently in this league! They just interviewed him!”[/quote]

    Fixed, because we want to remember him the way we first saw him.

  • James Craven | January 26, 2008 at 7:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”210841″]Puma’s strange new uni number font.”[/quote]

    And they’re still using lower case letters on the NOB.

    Man that BBSS at once!

  • Zach | January 26, 2008 at 7:22 pm |

    I got a few screen grabs of the senior bowl. This is Jacob Hester of LSU rocking the white helmet which looked very clean on TV. Here’s another shot of Hester rocking the white helmet. Chevis Jackson from LSU was also sporting the white helmet. What threw me for a loop though was Heath Benedict. I thought for sure that he was an FSU guy going with a white helmet as well. But I looked it up and he’s from a small school in South Carolina. Pretty good lineman though.

  • LI Phil | January 26, 2008 at 7:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”210943″]Man that BBSS at once![/quote]

    boom boom sucky sucky?

  • conq | January 26, 2008 at 7:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”210826″]By the way, in the Forte pic from post #41, there seems to be some type of memorial patch on the lower section of his shorts on the right side. Can anyone determine what that is commemorating?[/quote]

    No, but here’s a better picture of it:

    http://www.viewimage...

  • Stan aka the took | January 26, 2008 at 7:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”210924″][quote comment=”210724″]You guys get American Apparel in midwest!? WOW, moving on up.[/quote]

    Ouch. We’re doing that, huh? Well update your blog — you’re boring me.

    Sorry, that’s all could I work up on short notice.[/quote]

    It’s all right champ… there is always tomorrows entry, and of course I meant no harm with my comment.

  • conq | January 26, 2008 at 7:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”210948″][quote comment=”210826″]By the way, in the Forte pic from post #41, there seems to be some type of memorial patch on the lower section of his shorts on the right side. Can anyone determine what that is commemorating?[/quote]

    No, but here’s a better picture of it:

    http://www.viewimage...

    Sorry, that link didn’t work. Hopefully this one will:

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  • KT | January 26, 2008 at 8:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”210931″]texas looks like u. of texas, tennessee looks like u. of tennessee, alabama looks like u. of alabama, florida looks like u. of florida.[/quote]

    What did you expect, exactly?

    [quote]what gives? is the focus of each team so narrow that it seeks players and fans of only those schools, while alienating the other in state schools? do those numbskulls think auburn fans will support a team that looks like their arch-rivals?[/quote]

    Considering they’re playing in Birmingham, I’m not sure they care as much as you think.

    [quote] what about florida state or miami fans? will they pull for a gator look-a-like team?[/quote]

    They don’t need to. Team Florida is playing three games in Gainesville, one in Tampa and one in Jacksonville.

    It’s not the colors, it’s the players. Team Florida has a decidedly UF-slant, no question.

    [quote]that is some curiously narrow marketing…not only are they not targeting ALL the fans of a state, they are also offending many of them.[/quote]

    There was no real good way to do it, was there? Unless you wanted to make the Florida team’s colors orange, garnet and green or something.

    There’s more to marketing than the team colors. And we haven’t seen everything out of all these teams.

    Trust me, that’s the least of the AAFL’s problems. They’re simply planning to spend way more money than they can reasonably expect to take in. They’re going to lose a TON of money. I think this is a one and done situation.

  • KT | January 26, 2008 at 8:14 pm |

    Plus, in Tennessee, I think they figure that if they can capture just a smidgen of the Tennessee fanbase, they don’t exactly have to worry about Vanderbilt and Tennessee Tech, you dig?

  • LI Phil | January 26, 2008 at 8:17 pm |

    [quote]I think this is a one and done situation.[/quote]

    rod smart’s in the league…nuff said

  • Jeffrey Mac | January 26, 2008 at 8:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”210962″][quote comment=”210931″]texas looks like u. of texas, tennessee looks like u. of tennessee, alabama looks like u. of alabama, florida looks like u. of florida.[/quote]

    What did you expect, exactly?

    [quote]what gives? is the focus of each team so narrow that it seeks players and fans of only those schools, while alienating the other in state schools? do those numbskulls think auburn fans will support a team that looks like their arch-rivals?[/quote]

    Considering they’re playing in Birmingham, I’m not sure they care as much as you think.

    [quote] what about florida state or miami fans? will they pull for a gator look-a-like team?[/quote]

    They don’t need to. Team Florida is playing three games in Gainesville, one in Tampa and one in Jacksonville.

    It’s not the colors, it’s the players. Team Florida has a decidedly UF-slant, no question.

    [quote]that is some curiously narrow marketing…not only are they not targeting ALL the fans of a state, they are also offending many of them.[/quote]

    There was no real good way to do it, was there? Unless you wanted to make the Florida team’s colors orange, garnet and green or something.

    There’s more to marketing than the team colors. And we haven’t seen everything out of all these teams.

    Trust me, that’s the least of the AAFL’s problems. They’re simply planning to spend way more money than they can reasonably expect to take in. They’re going to lose a TON of money. I think this is a one and done situation.[/quote]

    I’m not sure you understand the dynamics of Alabama, Birmingham, etc. The state is about 60-40 Alabama fans to Auburn fans. UA is not in Birmingham, which is closer to UA but also fairly close to Auburn.

    I did notice on the forums, though, that the helmets are red (UA) with a navy stripe (Auburn), and the numbers are silver (Troy) with navy outline (Auburn).

    A leauge this paltry and small time should care a hell of a lot about uniforms, logos, and marketing. Many Auburn fans are saying they up front will not support this team because of the look of its logos and color schemes. Then again, I doubt many Bama fans will support it either, because it’s irrelevant.

    Considering how awful an idea this league is, you would think they would give a shit what a large portion of their fans think.

  • super390 | January 26, 2008 at 8:50 pm |

    It would have helped the AFL a lot to have gotten the North Carolina and West Lafayette, IN franchises going this year instead of next year, and delaying the Texas and Michigan teams instead. It’s just not going to work out in Houston, while Austin is near San Antonio and has little going on in the spring besides the Spurs. They probably would have done well in Columbus, OH, Baton Rouge, LA, and Los Angeles too.

  • LI Phil | January 26, 2008 at 8:51 pm |

    aafl helmets

    don’t know if these were ever posted here, so i apologize if they were

  • Bryan Redemske | January 26, 2008 at 8:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”210971″]
    Considering how awful an idea this league is, you would think they would give a shit what a large portion of their fans think.[/quote]

    It’s a new league. It has no fans. How, exactly, were they to know what their ‘fans’ do or don’t think about color choices?

  • Richard | January 26, 2008 at 9:08 pm |
  • diz | January 26, 2008 at 9:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”210943″][quote comment=”210841″]Puma’s strange new uni number font.”[/quote]

    And they’re still using lower case letters on the NOB.

    Man that BBSS at once![/quote]

    I quite like the antialiased effect on the digits though

  • LI Phil | January 26, 2008 at 9:46 pm |
  • Jeffrey Mac | January 26, 2008 at 9:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”210978″][quote comment=”210971″]
    Considering how awful an idea this league is, you would think they would give a shit what a large portion of their fans think.[/quote]

    It’s a new league. It has no fans. How, exactly, were they to know what their ‘fans’ do or don’t think about color choices?[/quote]

    It has prospective fans, i.e., people they want to be fans. How would they know? By understanding their target customers, which is very simple in this case. It’s not rocket science.

  • KT | January 26, 2008 at 9:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”210978″][quote comment=”210971″]
    Considering how awful an idea this league is, you would think they would give a shit what a large portion of their fans think.[/quote]

    It’s a new league. It has no fans. How, exactly, were they to know what their ‘fans’ do or don’t think about color choices?[/quote]

    Exactly.

    And if Auburn fans decided right away that they weren’t going to support this team anyway for whatever reason, they’re of no use to you to begin with.

    There’s simply NO way to appeal to everybody. They’re hoping to do it more with players than with team colors (though some of you are trying to act as if the extent of their team marketing is the color of the jerseys).

    The real problem with the league is that, while you might be mildly interested in Joe Quarterback who played for your school if he played for a quasi-pro league near you, you’re not going to be NEARLY as interested in him as you were when he WAS plying for your school because a huge part of his appeal was that HE WAS PLAYING FOR YOUR SCHOOL.

    And nobody who isn’t related to the left offensive tackle from Local University is going to pay to go see Local AAFL Team Featuring left offensive tackle from Local University, no matter how much they fondly remember how he blocked for local quarterback when the team made its run to the Your Name Here Bowl.

    The quarterback for the Texas team is from Nebraska (assuming Crouch can actually play). But if he can play, that’s a hell of a lot better marketing than getting Major Applewhite, who DID play at Texas but who you KNOW couldn’t play at the quasi-pro level.

    I’m willing to bet that the extent of most people’s knowledge of the AAFL comes from this thread, and that no one has any idea what else they’re doing to make their product attractive state-wide or to piss off Auburn fans or Vanderbilt fans or Miami fans or Michigan State fans.

    They’re just spending too much money in a sport that it’s really easy to spend money for (especially at start up). They’re not going to get the support they’re hoping for, because the pageantry and tradition of college football can’t be manufactured or transplanted from your actual school in the fall to some guys who used to play for or near your school in the spring. They’re thinking the players are the thing. In college football, especially, the players CAN’T be the thing longterm, because they’re not THERE longterm. College fans are used to having short-term attachments to their players and longterm attachments to their schools.

    Running some guys in crimson jerseys out there in Birmingham five times in the spring isn’t going to generate enough interest from ‘Bama fans anyway, much less Auburn fans, even if you called them the Plainsmen or the War Eagles.

    The equation is much more complex than the AAFL is making it out to be. They’re going to struggle and struggle mightily and they’ll be fortunate to make it through the first year.

    I would get a jersey, though. Because I’m strange that way.

  • Wes Cunningham | January 26, 2008 at 10:00 pm |

    Anyone catch how Tomas Kaberle of the Leafs was wearing a pair of Thrashers gloves during the Skills Competition? Wonder what happened to his regular ones

  • KT | January 26, 2008 at 10:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”210992″][quote comment=”210978″][quote comment=”210971″]
    Considering how awful an idea this league is, you would think they would give a shit what a large portion of their fans think.[/quote]

    It’s a new league. It has no fans. How, exactly, were they to know what their ‘fans’ do or don’t think about color choices?[/quote]

    It has prospective fans, i.e., people they want to be fans. How would they know? By understanding their target customers, which is very simple in this case. It’s not rocket science.[/quote]

    YOU think it’s simple. So you tell us – what would YOU do? Give us your Marketing 101 take on this. So if they’d had crimson and burnt orange and navy blue, would that have done it? Would that overcome the Auburn fans’ disdain for something that looks like Alabama? Is it really that simple?

    Seriously – lay out the marketing plan for us.

  • Jeffrey Mac | January 26, 2008 at 10:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”210998″][quote comment=”210992″][quote comment=”210978″][quote comment=”210971″]
    Considering how awful an idea this league is, you would think they would give a shit what a large portion of their fans think.[/quote]

    It’s a new league. It has no fans. How, exactly, were they to know what their ‘fans’ do or don’t think about color choices?[/quote]

    It has prospective fans, i.e., people they want to be fans. How would they know? By understanding their target customers, which is very simple in this case. It’s not rocket science.[/quote]

    YOU think it’s simple. So you tell us – what would YOU do? Give us your Marketing 101 take on this. So if they’d had crimson and burnt orange and navy blue, would that have done it? Would that overcome the Auburn fans’ disdain for something that looks like Alabama? Is it really that simple?

    Seriously – lay out the marketing plan for us.[/quote]

    Ask and ye shall receive.

    What’s simple is the initial “face” concept of how the team looks, when it comes to logos, uniforms, etc. If the appearance of the team’s logo immediately signals Bama, then that will turn off many Auburn fans right away.

    Apparently, they realized this to some degree, since they included navy blue and silver in the color schemes. But the uniform is dominated by crimson. Perhaps they will don navy blue alternates as well. Or maybe the pants will be blue.

    Maybe the Michigan people understood this and thus went with neutral colors.

  • =bg= | January 26, 2008 at 10:29 pm |

    AAFL? Hmmm. Well, I guess we could take a team for the Bay Area, seeing’s as how we don’t have any NFL teams.

  • LI Phil | January 26, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  • Mike Engle | January 26, 2008 at 10:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”211010″]life sir, as you know it, has just ended[/quote]
    When he got down on one knee, he was still taller than she is!

  • Stevo | January 26, 2008 at 11:00 pm |

    I watched tonight’s Iowa Energy-Ft Wayne Mad Ants D-League game on TV (yes, D-League games do make it on local TV) and a couple things stood out for tonight’s game

    1. The Energy have sold the space on the back of their shooting shirts to Blue Cross-Blue Shield, giving us the eye-popping combination of orange and light blue.

    2. It was 70’s night at the Arena, and the coaching staff got into the act. You should be able to find a photo of Nick Nurse in some serious polyester on the Des Moines Register website sometime tomorrow.

  • emd2k3 | January 26, 2008 at 11:05 pm |

    So, do the AAFL teams plan on having team names or just MICHIGAN, or ALABAMA? Who are you rooting for? The TENNESSEE! Silly, really.

  • LI Phil | January 26, 2008 at 11:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”211015″]So, do the AAFL teams plan on having team names or just MICHIGAN, or ALABAMA? Who are you rooting for? The TENNESSEE! Silly, really.[/quote]

    according to wiki:

    The AAFL had announced that the teams will not have official nicknames, going instead by “Team Texas”, “Team Michigan”, etc. On message boards on the league’s official website some fans have voiced their opposition to the lack of team nicknames, and have offered suggestions. As of the draft on January 26, 2008, the teams remained unnamed. The helmets and logos were unveiled on the broadcast of the draft, incorporating an outline of a state and, in some cases, a feature of the state flag (as with the Texas “Lone Star” flag and the Arkansas “diamond”).

  • Talon Lardner | January 26, 2008 at 11:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”211017″][quote comment=”211015″]So, do the AAFL teams plan on having team names or just MICHIGAN, or ALABAMA? Who are you rooting for? The TENNESSEE! Silly, really.[/quote]

    according to wiki:

    The AAFL had announced that the teams will not have official nicknames, going instead by “Team Texas”, “Team Michigan”, etc. On message boards on the league’s official website some fans have voiced their opposition to the lack of team nicknames, and have offered suggestions. As of the draft on January 26, 2008, the teams remained unnamed. The helmets and logos were unveiled on the broadcast of the draft, incorporating an outline of a state and, in some cases, a feature of the state flag (as with the Texas “Lone Star” flag and the Arkansas “diamond”).[/quote]

    Wow, it’s as if they are going out of their way to inhibit any sort of fan empathy…

  • Roger Faso | January 26, 2008 at 11:42 pm |

    Was watching NFL Films doc on the 1981 Super Bowl between the Raiders and Eagles.

    I noticed something I never noticed before. The Raiders had a yellow rectangle sticker on the back of their helmets. I wondered if it was an equipment manager thing, like the Cowboys name stickers. I then noticed that the Eagles had it too. Threw me for a loop, until I remebered that that was the Super Bowl where large yellow ribbons decorated the outside of the stadium for the safe return of the hostages in Iran.

    The yellow stickers must have been there for the hostages.

    Has this been noted on this site?

  • LI Phil | January 26, 2008 at 11:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”211023″]Was watching NFL Films doc on the 1981 Super Bowl between the Raiders and Eagles.

    I noticed something I never noticed before. The Raiders had a yellow rectangle sticker on the back of their helmets. I wondered if it was an equipment manager thing, like the Cowboys name stickers. I then noticed that the Eagles had it too. Threw me for a loop, until I remebered that that was the Super Bowl where large yellow ribbons decorated the outside of the stadium for the safe return of the hostages in Iran.

    The yellow stickers must have been there for the hostages.

    Has this been noted on this site?[/quote]

    GREAT VIDEO of super bowl XV and surrounding events…flores, al davis, tooz, lester stickum, millen…and the hostages & yellow stickers!

    it’s about 8:00 long, and anyone who was old enough to remember it will appreciate it

  • Scott Andrews | January 27, 2008 at 12:11 am |

    [quote comment=”210890″][quote comment=”210885″]Lane Kiffin is wearing a generic black Under Armor jacket, unlike the rest of the North team’s coaching staff, who are all in Raiders garb. I guess he really might not be Oakland’s coach next season.[/quote]
    Just wondering…if the Raiders gear has Reebok vectors plastered all over it, how did it get on the field in the first place?[/quote]

    Under Armour is the sponsor of the Senior Bowl. I’m sure they just hooked Kiffin up, since I assume he refused to anything with a Raiders logo on it.

  • Mike Engle | January 27, 2008 at 12:19 am |

    [quote comment=”211033″][quote comment=”210890″][quote comment=”210885″]Lane Kiffin is wearing a generic black Under Armor jacket, unlike the rest of the North team’s coaching staff, who are all in Raiders garb. I guess he really might not be Oakland’s coach next season.[/quote]
    Just wondering…if the Raiders gear has Reebok vectors plastered all over it, how did it get on the field in the first place?[/quote]

    Under Armour is the sponsor of the Senior Bowl. I’m sure they just hooked Kiffin up, since I assume he refused to anything with a Raiders logo on it.[/quote]
    Yes, yes, I knew that, but Under Armour must have been peeved that some Reebok Raiders swag ruined the UA-opoly.

  • James Craven | January 27, 2008 at 1:52 am |

    LI Phil, you just ruined many retnae with the posting of those garish stripes in the DePaul-Marquette game! Thanks a lot!!!

  • Spencer | January 27, 2008 at 2:06 am |

    The Oakland A’s have a new alternate uniform…

    you can get the idea by looking at the photo on the left here

  • Patrick | January 27, 2008 at 4:24 am |

    I wonder if those NBA jerseys have been redesigned in the last few years. Ron Artest’s jersey suffered a little damage after the infamous brawl in Detroit several years ago as seen here and here.

    If KG’s jersey would distort like Artest’s did, they may stop doing it. Granted, I think Artest had his pulled on a lot harder than KG is doing.

  • Mike D | January 27, 2008 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”211057″]The Oakland A’s have a new alternate uniform…

    you can get the idea by looking at the photo on the left here[/quote]

    Again with the black?

  • Ace | January 28, 2008 at 1:06 am |

    [quote comment=”210747″]Here’s a YouTube with Curry and Peppers also.

    Peppers was an incredibly powerful presence underneath, big surprise. I remember watching one game at Chapel Hill,when the entire team wore Columbia XI’s against NC State I believe, and he grabbed a rebound directly under the rim. Jumping straight up, no step, he jammed it with more authority than Shaq or anybody I have EVER seen.

    He and LeVar Arrington were probably my two favorite college athletes for similar reasons.[/quote]

    It’s LaVar Arrington. Did you just spell your favorite player’s name wrong????