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Don’t Even Think About It

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I know what you’re thinking, Antonio Pierce. You want to wear that visor in the Super Bowl. “It’s just for practice,” you say. Sure it is. Indoor practice, where added UV protection is a must. Don’t play coy, Antonio Pierce — you know the rules. Clear visors only, unless you’re LaDainian Tomlinson approved by the NFL for an eye condition, be it astigmatism, night blindness, glaucoma, cataracts or just plain being LaDainian Tomlinson sensitive eyes.

Your clear visor is fine, sure. If you get knocked out, the doctors will be able to check your pupils to make the dead or alive call — and that’s important. Being dead probably sucks. You see, Antonio Pierce, it’s a safety call. Roger Goodell is just trying to save you from yourself.

That tinted visor, while awesome and no doubt beneficial during indoor practices, could lead to your early demise if worn in the Super Bowl. And there’s simply not enough time to organize the proper white-number-on-a-black-circle helmet/jersey tributes, add two or three extra guys to the Pro Bowl so they can wear your number, hold a candlelight vigil in front of the Oakley factory, or post a really stirring video tribute on YouTube. Plus you’ll have to wait, like, seven months for your moment of silence, and by then the one for Sean Taylor will just be getting done, and everybody will be tired of moments of silence.

So choose wisely, Antonio Pierce. You could get fined, which isn’t a big deal. You’d cover up Joe Skiba’s excellent raised nose bumper, which would be a shame. Or you could be dead. Do what you gotta do, I guess. — Bryan

 

170 comments to Don’t Even Think About It

  • Football » Don’t Even Think About It | January 27, 2008 at 7:28 am |

    […] Bryan Redemske wrote a fantastic post today on “Donât Even Think About It”Here’s ONLY a quick extractAnd there’s simply not enough time to organize the proper white-number-on-a-black-circle helmet/jersey tributes, add two or three extra guys to the Pro Bowl so they can wear your number, hold a candlelight vigil in front of the Oakley … […]

  • nd06irish | January 27, 2008 at 7:40 am |

    Brooks Boyer, the Sox’s vice president/chief marketing officer, was sporting a Mark Buehrle camouflage jersey. The Sox will wear camouflage jerseys at home on July 4 against Oakland.


    Link

  • Dom | January 27, 2008 at 8:00 am |

    Does this remind anyone of this?

  • strael | January 27, 2008 at 8:07 am |

    or this?

  • Joe D | January 27, 2008 at 8:11 am |

    By far — with apologies to Mr. Lukas, this is by far the best uniwatchblog post. Ever. Here’s to you Bryan, Mr. Mr-My-Brand-of-Humor-is-Klostermanish. Bravo.

  • who cares | January 27, 2008 at 8:31 am |

    A Pharoah’s player pays his own kind of tribute. The North African teams and Sudan sometimes do a little something at continental events to “prove” their difference. I’m not suggesting there aren’t people in Gaza who are unjustly put upon, just that at CAN he could have easily chosen to sympathize with the suffering of Kenyans, Darfuri, or Eastern Congolese. Maybe all memorials are just destined to irritate some people.

  • diz | January 27, 2008 at 9:21 am |

    [quote comment=”211131″]A Pharoah’s player pays his own kind of tribute. The North African teams and Sudan sometimes do a little something at continental events to “prove” their difference. I’m not suggesting there aren’t people in Gaza who are unjustly put upon, just that at CAN he could have easily chosen to sympathize with the suffering of Kenyans, Darfuri, or Eastern Congolese. Maybe all memorials are just destined to irritate some people.[/quote]

    Except Gaza’s pretty local to Egyptians. Hence that player choosing to do that. Africa’s not that small, you know…

  • C.N. | January 27, 2008 at 9:34 am |

    [quote comment=”211129″]By far — with apologies to Mr. Lukas, this is by far the best uniwatchblog post. Ever. Here’s to you Bryan, Mr. Mr-My-Brand-of-Humor-is-Klostermanish. Bravo.[/quote]

    I agree. At least, the best open thread post ever. What a great way to start off the day.

  • who cares | January 27, 2008 at 9:35 am |

    Sudan is right next door…just like Gaza.

  • Pete | January 27, 2008 at 9:58 am |

    Bringing this back to somehting that is Uni-related…

    I was at ther Bowling Green – Notre Dame hockey game last night and noticed that BG has three orange dashed lines on their brown helmet. I was surprised because it doesn’t relate to their football helmets ( a la Michigan and Notre Dame) and I have not seen dashed lines on any helmet before. I am still looking for some pictures.

    Are there other teams like this?

  • BigMatt | January 27, 2008 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”211125″]Does this remind anyone of this?[/quote]
    No.

  • BigMatt | January 27, 2008 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”211128″]or this?[/quote]
    no.

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | January 27, 2008 at 10:36 am |

    The unfortunate truth that the All-Star jerseys will be two-tone.

  • Philly William | January 27, 2008 at 10:37 am |

    Found this picture amusing. It was from a London fashion week show called “fashion with a conscience.” Here’s the caption from the photo:

    Image: Baseball Puffball Dress, made from 26 nylon baseball jackets. Sports uniforms were originally designed to be hi-tech long lasting uniforms, now they are non-biodegradable and are often discarded at the end of the season.

  • Jeffrey Mac | January 27, 2008 at 10:37 am |

    EXCELLENT use of the strikethrough feature…funny post Bryan.

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | January 27, 2008 at 10:48 am |

    When did the Dallas Stars adopt their star-pattern on their sweaters because I noticed this picture from an All-Star game and was wondering if that was where they got the idea.

  • Dan King | January 27, 2008 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”211169″]When did the Dallas Stars adopt their star-pattern on their sweaters because I noticed this picture from an All-Star game and was wondering if that was where they got the idea.[/quote]
    that was when the NHL all-star game was in Dallas, hence the relation of the all-star jerseys to Dallas’.

  • LI Phil | January 27, 2008 at 11:15 am |

    great thread this morning bryan

    even though swoosh scored a big one with miss sharapova taking the women’s aussie open title, last night’s finalists featured two 3-stripers, wearing an interesting spray-paint pattern…also available in blue & white)…which of course was far better than the eye-searing neon sported by some in the 3-stripe stable

    still…the swoosh didn’t reach a men’s final in years (decades?)…meaning this guy and this guy didn’t make the finals

    all hail the 3 stripes

  • Eric | January 27, 2008 at 11:18 am |

    It’s LaDainian, not LaDanian as spelt in your article. You forgot the I between the first a and the d.

  • Bryan Redemske | January 27, 2008 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”211177″][quote comment=”211169″]When did the Dallas Stars adopt their star-pattern on their sweaters because I noticed this picture from an All-Star game and was wondering if that was where they got the idea.[/quote]
    that was when the NHL all-star game was in Dallas, hence the relation of the all-star jerseys to Dallas’.[/quote]

    Actually, not quite. Those all-star jerseys are from the 1993-94 game in New York. Dallas didn’t host until last season. The Stars started wearing the green star alternate in 1998. It turned into their regular road uni the next season. (Teebz, help me out on this one. I think I’m close.)

  • Bryan Redemske | January 27, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”211185″]It’s LaDainian, not LaDanian as spelt in your article. You forgot the I between the first a and the d.[/quote]

    Fixed — thanks.

  • JeffDem | January 27, 2008 at 11:29 am |

    The Purdue Women’s Basketball team are doing their Breast Cancer Awareness thing for today’s game. Pink Unis instead of their traditional Black and Gold.

  • Johnny O | January 27, 2008 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”211164″]The unfortunate truth that the All-Star jerseys will be two-tone.[/quote]

    I actually kind of like the two-tone feature on this years All-Star jerseys. Hell, I might even watch a little of the game just because of it.

    Also, I have heard interviews with LT saying he wear a visor because he doesn’t want the defense to see his eyes, and whatever advantage he can get he wants. Does he really have an eye condition as well?

    On a way different note, I was mourning the loss of the Packers this week by watching Super Bowl XXXI highlights and noticed that none of the players had the Super Bowl logo on their jerseys. But then in Super Bowl XXXII the Broncos and the Pack did have SB patches. was SB XXXII the defining moment that SB patches were put in place???

  • Mark K | January 27, 2008 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”211187″]
    Actually, not quite. Those all-star jerseys are from the 1993-94 game in New York.[/quote]

    Hmmmm… Ray Borque must be picking up his ’96 MVP trophy in advance.

    I knew it was fixed.

  • LI Phil | January 27, 2008 at 11:34 am |

    stripes, stripes, and MORE stripes everywhere…

    ok…WHAT THE F*CK is this?

  • LI Phil | January 27, 2008 at 11:36 am |

    WHAT THE F*CK is this?

  • John in Athens | January 27, 2008 at 11:41 am |

    And there’s simply not enough time to organize the proper white-number-on-a-black-circle helmet/jersey tributes, add two or three extra guys to the Pro Bowl so they can wear your number, hold a candlelight vigil in front of the Oakley factory, or post a really stirring video tribute on YouTube.

    Besides, where would Uni Watch find the room to mention the #58 Tribute Overkill when it’s already commited itself to keeping on top of the #21 Tribute Overkill?

    At least LT started wearing that damned flag sticker, freeing up the eighteen letters and a space from the ‘Watch everyday.

    ‘Cept today, of course.

  • Bryan Redemske | January 27, 2008 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”211194″][quote comment=”211187″]
    Actually, not quite. Those all-star jerseys are from the 1993-94 game in New York.[/quote]

    Hmmmm… Ray Borque must be picking up his ’96 MVP trophy in advance.

    I knew it was fixed.[/quote]

    1996. Boston. My apologies. I blame Google, Wikipedia and everybody but myself.

  • Griff | January 27, 2008 at 11:49 am |

    Don’t really see the humor in poking fun at how people remember teammates/friends. Just my POV, however.

  • College Kid | January 27, 2008 at 11:57 am |

    I realize I’m nitpicking (isn’t that what us Uniwatchers do?) but he’s wearing a Nike visor, not Oakley.

  • Dan King | January 27, 2008 at 11:57 am |

    ok sorry for giving people wrong information. my memory on things hockey isn’t as good as i thought.

  • Kate | January 27, 2008 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”211194″][quote comment=”211187″]
    Actually, not quite. Those all-star jerseys are from the 1993-94 game in New York.[/quote]

    Hmmmm… Ray Borque must be picking up his ’96 MVP trophy in advance.

    I knew it was fixed.[/quote]

    It was Ray Bourque in the 1996 ASG in Boston. It says so right on the Bud Ice Trophy.

  • Mike Engle | January 27, 2008 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”211200″]I realize I’m nitpicking (isn’t that what us Uniwatchers do?) but he’s wearing a Nike visor, not Oakley.[/quote]
    Is it at all possible that only the clips are Nike? The Nike visor clips are popular because of the stealthy swoosh factor. No need to white anything out, because it’s black on black; impractical to hide, because unlike the white Oakley O, which would get colored over, the swoosh is a depression in the plastic. So I guess they are of infinitesimally lower maintenance.

  • Ian | January 27, 2008 at 12:05 pm |

    A minor detail, but the Visor looks to be an Nike version, because it lacked the “bubble” curvature of the Oakley visors, and the top tabs are taller and not rounded but angled.

    Oakley

    Nike

    Also if you looks really close you can see the swoosh on the facemask anchors. Nike strikes again.

  • KT | January 27, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    Seeing as how I missed it yesterday, here’s a look at Team Florida’s AAFL jersey.

    You know, the league that’s alienating everybody else in their respective states by choosing the primary colors of the biggest universities in those states.

  • LI Phil | January 27, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    great video here of super bowl XV (i posted this late last night) after another reader had mentioned watching footage of the game and that square YELLOW stickers appeared on players helmets, in support of the hostages freed in jan 81…some great footage and funny interviews

    it’s about 8 minutes long, but worth the look-see

  • LI Phil | January 27, 2008 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”211206″]Seeing as how I missed it yesterday, here’s a look at Team Florida’s AAFL jersey.

    You know, the league that’s alienating everybody else in their respective states by choosing the primary colors of the biggest universities in those states.[/quote]

    i don’t know whether to say “wow, that’s a refreshingly boring clean jersey” in this day and age or “wow…what were they thinking?”

    or…

    (as KT pointed out yesterday)…”i smell one and done” (as in a league life span roughly equaling that of the XFL)

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

    [quote comment=”211169″]When did the Dallas Stars adopt their star-pattern on their sweaters because I noticed this picture from an All-Star game and was wondering if that was where they got the idea.[/quote]

    I think it’s interesting that the East chose to wear the Sharks’ colors on a Stars’ jersey for that game.

  • anonymous | January 27, 2008 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”211213″][quote comment=”211169″]When did the Dallas Stars adopt their star-pattern on their sweaters because I noticed this picture from an All-Star game and was wondering if that was where they got the idea.[/quote]

    I think it’s interesting that the East chose to wear the Sharks’ colors on a Stars’ jersey for that game.[/quote]

    And they also wore them to the previous All-Star game in 1994 (maybe this is why Paul got mixed up).

    But it turns out that the Stars didn’t wear that design on they uniforms until 1997, so they clearly stole it from the All-Star game.

  • Ken | January 27, 2008 at 12:33 pm |

    Yesterday at the Villanova vs Notre Dame game not only did we have to suffer as we watched Villanova get destroyed, but our eyes were assaulted as well, as Notre Dame some how added black to their color scheme

  • MPowers1634 | January 27, 2008 at 12:35 pm |

    According to one of Joe Skiba’s videos, Pierce is the only member of the Giants to use two lockers. Either he has OCD, or he is an example of someone who “gets it”. From noticing all of his uni-idiosycracies, I think it’s the latter.

  • KT | January 27, 2008 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”211210″][quote comment=”211206″]Seeing as how I missed it yesterday, here’s a look at Team Florida’s AAFL jersey.

    You know, the league that’s alienating everybody else in their respective states by choosing the primary colors of the biggest universities in those states.[/quote]

    i don’t know whether to say “wow, that’s a refreshingly boring clean jersey” in this day and age or “wow…what were they thinking?”

    or…

    (as KT pointed out yesterday)…”i smell one and done” (as in a league life span roughly equaling that of the XFL)[/quote]

    That’s actually the best shot I have of any of the six jerseys. The coverage yesterday didn’t make it easy to see all the detail. And I never did see Arkansas’ jersey.

    Florida’s looks like the only one that isn’t simple (Texas looks like it has some dimples or something on it) – the UF throwback/UCLA/Colts stripes around the shoulders are at least different.

    I’m also not a big fan of team names on fronts of football jerseys – the jersey should be iconic enough that you know who’s wearing it. I hate that wordmark crap from the NFL, too.

    Anyway, at least at Florida, they’ve got ONE game scheduled before students are done for the semester and that one is right before finals. Good luck with that.

    I just think they’re spending ridiculous amounts of money (not on jersey design – but the published reports of the rent they’re paying the universities) and without a lucrative TV contract, there’s no way they can make it up through traditional streams of revenue.

  • MPowers1634 | January 27, 2008 at 12:35 pm |

    According to one of Joe Skiba’s videos, Pierce is the only member of the Giants to use two lockers. Either he has OCD, or he is an example of someone who “gets it”. From noticing all of his uni-idiosycracies, I think it’s the latter.

  • Tony in Erie | January 27, 2008 at 12:36 pm |

    Okay. I gotta know.

    I understand that there was a baseball team called the Giants in New York years and years ago (over fifty, long enough).

    So why are they still calling the football team “the New York football Giants”?!?!

    They don’t call the Cardinals the “St. Louis baseball Cardinals”, do they?

  • MPowers1634 | January 27, 2008 at 12:37 pm |

    The double post strikes again!

  • Joseph | January 27, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    I love the class this site is showing with its ‘Sean Taylor Memorials Suck’ posts. Classy!

  • Brad | January 27, 2008 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”211228″]I love the class this site is showing with its ‘Sean Taylor Memorials Suck’ posts. Classy![/quote]

    Get over it Joseph. We all know they went seriously overboard with the Taylor memorials this year compared to when other players have died in the past.

    I would continue this post, but it’s 12 pm here, and 12 backwards is 21, and that was Sean’s number, so I have to observe a moment of silence. See ya.

  • LI Phil | January 27, 2008 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”211220″]Okay. I gotta know.

    I understand that there was a baseball team called the Giants in New York years and years ago (over fifty, long enough).

    So why are they still calling the football team “the New York football Giants”?!?!

    They don’t call the Cardinals the “St. Louis baseball Cardinals”, do they?[/quote]

    ask and ye shall receive…according to wiki:

    To distinguish itself from the professional baseball team of the same name, the football team was referred to as the New York Football Giants. Although the baseball team moved to San Francisco in 1957, the football team continues to use “New York Football Giants” as its legal corporate name.

    also, if you remember john facenda, voice of the wonderful ed sabol NFL films in the early years, he frequently referred to the g-men as “the new york football giants” in a tone still revered today (which boomer on the WWL frequently emulates)…i can still hear “the frozen tundra of lambeau field” echoing through my ears, as i can “the new york football giants”

  • Gregory | January 27, 2008 at 1:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”211228″]I love the class this site is showing with its ‘Sean Taylor Memorials Suck’ posts. Classy![/quote]

    I do not believe they are saying “These tributes suck!” but merely stating how over done and overblown they are becoming.

  • LI Phil | January 27, 2008 at 1:05 pm |

    facenda on lombardi

  • BP | January 27, 2008 at 1:05 pm |

    I think the NFL needs to get over Sean Taylor. He was good but damn, he’s not deserving of so much tributes.

  • Ken | January 27, 2008 at 1:08 pm |

    Yesterday at the Villanova vs Notre Dame game not only did Notre Dame destroy us, they also assaulted our eyes with these terrible black unis

  • Tony in Erie | January 27, 2008 at 1:14 pm |

    Okay. Sounds like an answer to me.

    I just thought it was one of those “we’re from New York and THAT’s why” things.

    Silly me.

    By the way, I think Bill Elliott just announced out of respect for Sean Taylor that he’s going to only run a limited race schedule in the Little Debbie #21 Ford Fusion this year.

    Coincidence?

  • C.N. | January 27, 2008 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”211228″]I love the class this site is showing with its ‘Sean Taylor Memorials Suck’ posts. Classy![/quote]

    Do we HAVE to have this conversation every time someone even mentions Taylor? Let’s try and not beat a dead horse here.

    Oh wait, I said “dead”. Forgive me.

  • KT | January 27, 2008 at 1:19 pm |

    I think where “New York Football Giants” gets overblown is when I’m Too Clever Sportscenter Types like Berman (I know, he almost never does Sportscenter anymore) keep saying it because they think it’s so cool to be retro (and once he gets a hold of a saying, like “NFC Norris,” you can forget about getting that stain out of the carpet).

    It’s been fifty years. I don’t care if it’s their corporate name. Are you going to constantly make reference to the “Chicago National League Ball Club?”

  • LI Phil | January 27, 2008 at 1:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”211241″]I think where “New York Football Giants” gets overblown is when I’m Too Clever Sportscenter Types like Berman (I know, he almost never does Sportscenter anymore) keep saying it because they think it’s so cool to be retro (and once he gets a hold of a saying, like “NFC Norris,” you can forget about getting that stain out of the carpet).

    It’s been fifty years. I don’t care if it’s their corporate name. Are you going to constantly make reference to the “Chicago National League Ball Club?”[/quote]

    i agree…every sunday boomer sticks in a “norris” or “lahmmmmbowww” or “nyfg”…but that’s boomer, ya know? love him or hate him…he never met a cliche (or stole a reference..backbackbackbackback) he didn’t like

  • Stan | January 27, 2008 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”211234″]facenda on lombardi[/quote]

    Yes…when football was a game!!! CLASSIC!!!

  • Matt | January 27, 2008 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”211233″][quote comment=”211228″]I love the class this site is showing with its ‘Sean Taylor Memorials Suck’ posts. Classy![/quote]

    How about the class the league has shown in recent years?

    Not letting Payton Manning wear black Hightops after Unitas died.

    Fining Jake Plummer for not removing his Pat Tillman sticker.

    Now they are letting everyone and thier dog pay tribute to Taylor.

    I’m not saying he doesn’t deserve it but at the same time it’s too little to late from the No Fun League!

  • Thomps | January 27, 2008 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”211183″]great thread this morning bryan

    even though swoosh scored a big one with miss sharapova taking the women’s aussie open title, last night’s finalists featured two 3-stripers, wearing an interesting spray-paint pattern…also available in blue & white)…which of course was far better than the eye-searing neon sported by some in the 3-stripe stable

    still…the swoosh didn’t reach a men’s final in years (decades?)…meaning this guy and this guy didn’t make the finals

    all hail the 3 stripes[/quote]

    Did you notice that all of Djokovic’s family and trainers were also wearing this same shirt?

    I thought it was cool because typically supporters wear plain street clothes or national colors as many fans for Djokovic and Tsonga did yesterday.
    I loved the two Tsonga fans behind Djokovic’s family that looked like they had been pulled from the stands of a French National Soccer match.

    Also, a hot violation of flag rule 8d.

  • Tony in Erie | January 27, 2008 at 1:39 pm |

    THANK YOU!

    I still think it’d be funny if Tim McCarver started saying “St. Louis baseball Cardinals”.

    *smirk

  • Stevo | January 27, 2008 at 1:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”211249″][quote comment=”211233″][quote comment=”211228″]I love the class this site is showing with its ‘Sean Taylor Memorials Suck’ posts. Classy![/quote]

    How about the class the league has shown in recent years?

    Not letting Payton Manning wear black Hightops after Unitas died.

    Fining Jake Plummer for not removing his Pat Tillman sticker.

    Now they are letting everyone and thier dog pay tribute to Taylor.

    I’m not saying he doesn’t deserve it but at the same time it’s too little to late from the No Fun League![/quote]

    They’re being more lenient on the Sean Taylor thing because of the backlash they got from how they handled the Pat Tillman thing.

  • MPowers1634 | January 27, 2008 at 1:50 pm |

    The other day, we were taking wagers on how many polyester sweaters Marty Met owns. Guess what my estimation was going to be! That’s right, 21. But as you have said, I didn’t want to prolong this shit anymore, either the tributes or our bitching about them.

  • Mike D | January 27, 2008 at 1:54 pm |
  • LI Phil | January 27, 2008 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”211258″]Speaking of tight jerseys…[/quote]

    who sponsors those kits?

  • E | January 27, 2008 at 2:00 pm |

    Where do you get such great HQ pictures like the Antonia Pierce one?

  • Paul | January 27, 2008 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”211187″][quote comment=”211177″][quote comment=”211169″]When did the Dallas Stars adopt their star-pattern on their sweaters because I noticed this picture from an All-Star game and was wondering if that was where they got the idea.[/quote]
    that was when the NHL all-star game was in Dallas, hence the relation of the all-star jerseys to Dallas’.[/quote]

    Actually, not quite. Those all-star jerseys are from the 1993-94 game in New York. Dallas didn’t host until last season. The Stars started wearing the green star alternate in 1998. It turned into their regular road uni the next season. (Teebz, help me out on this one. I think I’m close.)[/quote]

    Those are actually from the 1996 All-Star game in Boston, when Bourque won the MVP.

  • LI Phil | January 27, 2008 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”211203″][quote comment=”211194″][quote comment=”211187″]
    Actually, not quite. Those all-star jerseys are from the 1993-94 game in New York.[/quote]

    Hmmmm… Ray Borque must be picking up his ’96 MVP trophy in advance.

    I knew it was fixed.[/quote]

    It was Ray Bourque in the 1996 ASG in Boston. It says so right on the Bud Ice Trophy.[/quote]

    remember bud ice?

  • Jackson Brown | January 27, 2008 at 2:16 pm |

    Ll Phil-
    Those are the new South Korea kits. No game kit sponsors.

  • Brian B. | January 27, 2008 at 2:19 pm |

    Pardon me, but ease up on your “Sean Taylor” rhetoric. You didn’t know him. My freshman year I had a class with him. Hes a good man.

  • douglas | January 27, 2008 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”211258″]Speaking of tight jerseys…[/quote]
    which is this?

  • LI Phil | January 27, 2008 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”211267″]Ll Phil-
    Those are the new South Korea kits. No game kit sponsors.[/quote]

    thanks!

    who makes em?

  • Mike D | January 27, 2008 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”211272″][quote comment=”211267″]Ll Phil-
    Those are the new South Korea kits. No game kit sponsors.[/quote]

    thanks!

    who makes em?[/quote]

    I think Reebok, but I could be wrong.

  • todd krevanchi | January 27, 2008 at 2:25 pm |

    yesterday i was asked if i knew why carolina wore the black memorial patch with the initials mkh on them.

    it was for the memory of michael hooker. he was the chancellor of the school and a huge friend of the athletic program. i think all team sports wore the patch for the 99-00 season.

  • Trevor Kruger | January 27, 2008 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”211193″]I have heard interviews with LT saying he wear a visor because he doesn’t want the defense to see his eyes, and whatever advantage he can get he wants.[/quote]
    For the rest of the NFL this is illegal. Apparently not for Mr. Humble.

  • Teebz | January 27, 2008 at 2:34 pm |

    Hey guys. I’ll try to help.

    That star-styled All-Star jersey was first used for the 1994 NHL All-Star Game in NYC where Mike Richter won the MVP award (someone had a picture of it above). There was no All-Star Game in 1995 due to the strike. It was again seen in 1996 in Boston where Ray Bourque won the MVP (pictures above). They were worn again in 1997 when San Jose hosted the All-Star Game.

    Dallas, however, decided that they were gonna steal a page out the NHL’s uniform book, and introduced the star-styled jersey as their alternate in 1997-98 when the NHL decided to swap the All-Star format to a North America-World format ifor the Vancouver All-Star Game. Being that they were the Dallas Stars, it was sort of fitting, despite them looking like green-and-black All-Stars.

    Tom Hicks, owner of the Stars, had wanted to move away from the Minnesota look since the NHL had expressed interest in returning an expansion team there, and chose the All-Star jersey design as the Stars’ new look. Ironically, the Stars won the Stanley Cup the following year in 1998-99. They wore their alternate jerseys so often that year that the star-style jersey was incorporated into a green-and-white home jersey for the 1999-00 season, and the other plainer Stars jerseys were retired for good.

    Hope that explains it, Bryan. The Stars basically recycled a design the NHL had no intention of ever using again. :o)

  • Johnny O | January 27, 2008 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”211245″][quote comment=”211241″]I think where “New York Football Giants” gets overblown is when I’m Too Clever Sportscenter Types like Berman (I know, he almost never does Sportscenter anymore) keep saying it because they think it’s so cool to be retro (and once he gets a hold of a saying, like “NFC Norris,” you can forget about getting that stain out of the carpet).

    It’s been fifty years. I don’t care if it’s their corporate name. Are you going to constantly make reference to the “Chicago National League Ball Club?”[/quote]

    i agree…every sunday boomer sticks in a “norris” or “lahmmmmbowww” or “nyfg”…but that’s boomer, ya know? love him or hate him…he never met a cliche (or stole a reference..backbackbackbackback) he didn’t like[/quote]

    I don’t mind when Chris Berman says “New York Football Giants”, but I can’t stand it when he says “The Geeeeeeeeeeeee Men”, or “NFC Norse Division”. I have a friend who turns off Sportscenter when Berman is talking about the Giants because he can’t stand “NYFG” or “Geee Men”.

  • Teebz | January 27, 2008 at 2:40 pm |

    Oh, and to just to add a little salt to that wound, I have the star-styled NHL All-Star jersey with Selanne and #8 on the back from the Boston All-Star Game in 1996 from Boston.

    People seem to hate it. I can’t understand why. It looks pretty good, if I do say so myself. :o)

  • Trevor Kruger | January 27, 2008 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”211270″]Pardon me, but ease up on your “Sean Taylor” rhetoric. You didn’t know him. My freshman year I had a class with him. Hes a good man.[/quote]
    We are not poking fun at Sean Taylor. We are merely sick and tired of seeing him get over-memorialized(i don’t care if its a word or not, i just said it.) Derrick Thomas was my hero as a kid, yet did anyone do anything remotely as big as what the entire league is doing for #21? No, and the biggest difference is that DT was one of the greatest philanthropists the game has ever had. For a more recent example, Lamar Hunt died last year, and has done arguably more for the NFL and football than any other man in the past 50 years, yet was there a league-wide memorial of him? no. I feel sorry for fans of the Redskins, as well as Sean’s family, I know all too well what you are going through, however, this is beyond too much. Presidents get a month with the flag at half-staff, isn’t that long enough?

  • NEO | January 27, 2008 at 3:11 pm |

    http://www.jsonline....

    Cool story about where preprinted NFL Champions apparel goes when the team loses.

  • Robb | January 27, 2008 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”211218″]
    Florida’s looks like the only one that isn’t simple (Texas looks like it has some dimples or something on it) – the UF throwback/UCLA/Colts stripes around the shoulders are at least different.

    I’m also not a big fan of team names on fronts of football jerseys – the jersey should be iconic enough that you know who’s wearing it. I hate that wordmark crap from the NFL, too.

    Anyway, at least at Florida, they’ve got ONE game scheduled before students are done for the semester and that one is right before finals. Good luck with that.[/quote]

    The wordmark makes more sense when you think about how its been a part of football for probably as long as the sport itself. Even though we have teams with logos on their helmets, sleeves, some times pants, that didnt happen in the early days. Usually it was just colors, patterns, and word marks that would identify teams. Now that the uniforms are so complex, you dont need it, but its a nice touch. And it does kinda make it more of a “uniform” in that its something identical on every jersey, unlike numbers, names, and even sleeve stripes (which commonly go missing on NFL uniforms).

  • John in Athens | January 27, 2008 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”211282″][quote comment=”211270″]Pardon me, but ease up on your “Sean Taylor” rhetoric. You didn’t know him. My freshman year I had a class with him. Hes a good man.[/quote]
    We are not poking fun at Sean Taylor. We are merely sick and tired of seeing him get over-memorialized.[/quote]

    Who gives a shit if Sean Taylor is being “overly-memorialized”?!

    What the fuck does that mean?

    Too many people care enough to find some way to pay tribute to him?

    I mean, have a fucking heart.

    And this isn’t just a reply to whoever it was that I’m quoting, it’s a response to every single person involved with this blog / thread / forum / whatever from the top down who has treated this situation like it’s some sort of stain on the fabric of America.

    A man died.

    Friends, family, and fans are paying respect.

    If you don’t GET that, then maybe you should spend less time on a computer worrying about swooshes and little flag stickers and more time with your family and friends who are, like Sean prior to the night he was tragically MURDERED, living, breathing people who are worthy of as many tributes, rememberances, and memorials as anyone can care to give.

    We should all be so lucky as to be “overly-memorialized” when we go.

    Helmet decals, jersey numbers, and all.

  • James Craven | January 27, 2008 at 4:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”211286″]http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=711610

    “Cool story about where preprinted NFL Champions apparel goes when the team loses.”[/quote]

    So the Romanians think it’s the Chargers and the Packers in Super Bowl XLII?

  • James Craven | January 27, 2008 at 4:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”211120″]“Brooks Boyer, the Sox’s vice president/chief marketing officer, was sporting a Mark Buehrle camouflage jersey. The Sox will wear camouflage jerseys at home on July 4 against Oakland.”


    Link
    [/quote]

    That post is WORTHLESS without a picture to ogle atb the fugliness.

  • MPowers1634 | January 27, 2008 at 4:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”211120″]Brooks Boyer, the Sox’s vice president/chief marketing officer, was sporting a Mark Buehrle camouflage jersey. The Sox will wear camouflage jerseys at home on July 4 against Oakland.


    Link
    [/quote]

    Is that in order to hide how incredibly bad they’ve become since their World Series appearance?

  • MPowers1634 | January 27, 2008 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”211296″][quote comment=”211286″]http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=711610

    “Cool story about where preprinted NFL Champions apparel goes when the team loses.”[/quote]

    So the Romanians think it’s the Chargers and the Packers in Super Bowl XLII?[/quote]

    And some poor kid in Zimbabwe thinks that Jim Kelly was the greatest quarterback since
    Fran Tarkenton.

  • Robin | January 27, 2008 at 4:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”211295″][quote comment=”211282″][quote comment=”211270″]Pardon me, but ease up on your “Sean Taylor” rhetoric. You didn’t know him. My freshman year I had a class with him. Hes a good man.[/quote]
    We are not poking fun at Sean Taylor. We are merely sick and tired of seeing him get over-memorialized.[/quote]

    Who gives a shit if Sean Taylor is being “overly-memorialized”?!

    What the fuck does that mean?

    Too many people care enough to find some way to pay tribute to him?

    I mean, have a fucking heart.

    And this isn’t just a reply to whoever it was that I’m quoting, it’s a response to every single person involved with this blog / thread / forum / whatever from the top down who has treated this situation like it’s some sort of stain on the fabric of America.

    A man died.

    Friends, family, and fans are paying respect.

    If you don’t GET that, then maybe you should spend less time on a computer worrying about swooshes and little flag stickers and more time with your family and friends who are, like Sean prior to the night he was tragically MURDERED, living, breathing people who are worthy of as many tributes, rememberances, and memorials as anyone can care to give.

    We should all be so lucky as to be “overly-memorialized” when we go.

    Helmet decals, jersey numbers, and all.[/quote]

    It’s called the Internet. If you are going to get all bent out of shape over something someone posted on a uniform blog, then you probably shouldn’t be surfing the web.

    This is coming from a guy living in New Orleans, a person who was miffed by the treatment our fans received in Chicago, but it’s over. People can be insensitive, it’s life, please, please, PLEASE can we move on.

    /soapbox]

  • MPowers1634 | January 27, 2008 at 4:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”211274″]yesterday i was asked if i knew why carolina wore the black memorial patch with the initials mkh on them.

    it was for the memory of michael hooker. he was the chancellor of the school and a huge friend of the athletic program. i think all team sports wore the patch for the 99-00 season.[/quote]

    Thanks, Todd!

  • Robin | January 27, 2008 at 4:18 pm |

    Back to uni-discussion, who is the home team for the SB??

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

    [quote comment=”211307″]Back to uni-discussion, who is the home team for the SB??[/quote]

    I’m fairly sure it’s the Pats, I heard mention of the G-men road streak and how they would be wearing the whites yet again.

  • MPowers1634 | January 27, 2008 at 4:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”211295″][quote comment=”211282″][quote comment=”211270″]Pardon me, but ease up on your “Sean Taylor” rhetoric. You didn’t know him. My freshman year I had a class with him. Hes a good man.[/quote]
    We are not poking fun at Sean Taylor. We are merely sick and tired of seeing him get over-memorialized.[/quote]

    Who gives a shit if Sean Taylor is being “overly-memorialized”?!

    What the fuck does that mean?

    Too many people care enough to find some way to pay tribute to him?

    I mean, have a fucking heart.

    And this isn’t just a reply to whoever it was that I’m quoting, it’s a response to every single person involved with this blog / thread / forum / whatever from the top down who has treated this situation like it’s some sort of stain on the fabric of America.

    A man died.

    Friends, family, and fans are paying respect.

    If you don’t GET that, then maybe you should spend less time on a computer worrying about swooshes and little flag stickers and more time with your family and friends who are, like Sean prior to the night he was tragically MURDERED, living, breathing people who are worthy of as many tributes, rememberances, and memorials as anyone can care to give.

    We should all be so lucky as to be “overly-memorialized” when we go.

    Helmet decals, jersey numbers, and all.[/quote]

    Extremely valid points and outstanding suggestions for those of us that can, very easily, become handcuffed by our own opinions and the dire need to have them known, myself absolutely included! The Internet is the largest soapbox there could ever be!

  • Marcus Hall, Baltimore | January 27, 2008 at 4:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”211288″][quote comment=”211218″]
    Florida’s looks like the only one that isn’t simple (Texas looks like it has some dimples or something on it) – the UF throwback/UCLA/Colts stripes around the shoulders are at least different.

    I’m also not a big fan of team names on fronts of football jerseys – the jersey should be iconic enough that you know who’s wearing it. I hate that wordmark crap from the NFL, too.

    Anyway, at least at Florida, they’ve got ONE game scheduled before students are done for the semester and that one is right before finals. Good luck with that.[/quote]

    The wordmark makes more sense when you think about how its been a part of football for probably as long as the sport itself. Even though we have teams with logos on their helmets, sleeves, some times pants, that didnt happen in the early days. Usually it was just colors, patterns, and word marks that would identify teams. Now that the uniforms are so complex, you dont need it, but its a nice touch. And it does kinda make it more of a “uniform” in that its something identical on every jersey, unlike numbers, names, and even sleeve stripes (which commonly go missing on NFL uniforms).[/quote]

    for some reason, i just don’t feel like these unis are the finished product. They are waaaaaay to generic for my liking.

    PS3 2K All Pro Football — best football game for individual team uniform modification. you can change everything!!! logo colors, many many different sock stripe combos — it’s wonderful! i’ve created so many teams it’s not even funny. making the uniform maybe more fun than actually playing the game……

  • Marc | January 27, 2008 at 4:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”211196″]WHAT THE F*CK is this?[/quote]

    Alpha Magazine in Australia did an article about the current class of Serbian tennis players and how training in Serbia during the war in the late ’90’s was difficult. Djokovic as a 12 year old practiced in an empty swimming pool (in between air raid sirens)prior to going to an academy out of the country – hence the picture of him playing tennis in the pool.

  • Brent | January 27, 2008 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”211280″]Oh, and to just to add a little salt to that wound, I have the star-styled NHL All-Star jersey with Selanne and #8 on the back from the Boston All-Star Game in 1996 from Boston.

    People seem to hate it. I can’t understand why. It looks pretty good, if I do say so myself. :o)[/quote]

    You mean the purple one?

  • Brent | January 27, 2008 at 4:54 pm |
  • warren thompson | January 27, 2008 at 5:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”211279″][quote comment=”211245″][quote comment=”211241″]I think where “New York Football Giants” gets overblown is when I’m Too Clever Sportscenter Types like Berman (I know, he almost never does Sportscenter anymore) keep saying it because they think it’s so cool to be retro (and once he gets a hold of a saying, like “NFC Norris,” you can forget about getting that stain out of the carpet).

    It’s been fifty years. I don’t care if it’s their corporate name. Are you going to constantly make reference to the “Chicago National League Ball Club?”[/quote]

    i agree…every sunday boomer sticks in a “norris” or “lahmmmmbowww” or “nyfg”…but that’s boomer, ya know? love him or hate him…he never met a cliche (or stole a reference..backbackbackbackback) he didn’t like[/quote]

    I don’t mind when Chris Berman says “New York Football Giants”, but I can’t stand it when he says “The Geeeeeeeeeeeee Men”, or “NFC Norse Division”. I have a friend who turns off Sportscenter when Berman is talking about the Giants because he can’t stand “NYFG” or “Geee Men”.[/quote]

    OK but what was it like with the sportscasters some 50+ years ago when the football Brooklyn Dodgers and the football New York Yankees were alive and well?*
    ————————-

    *Actually, only the Yankees were all that “well.” The Dodgers never quite made it to that level, despite that they had nice uniforms of green and silver and a Michigan All-American in the backfield. :(

  • AJ Connelly | January 27, 2008 at 6:18 pm |

    I’m not disagreeing with any of the posts so far that feel team tributes and memorials are often over the top and especially so in the case of Sean Taylor. But before I’d read any of the posts, either for or against Bryan’s choice of words and content in the opener, I did find it leaving a bad taste in my mouth. It’s irrelavent when someone died. To continually refer to them specifically whilst writing on a wholly unrelated topic, just smacks of insensitivity. I’m sure I’ll have plenty of people reminding me that this website exists for discussion of uniforms. However there are plenty of other ways to introduce the topic in a more relevant way. Yes the visor rules exists in case of death, and yes Sean Taylor is a football player who died, but the two are unrelated and ought to have remained so.

    This website should be light hearted and I almost thought better of posting at all today, but my gut reaction was that the opener was neither appropriate nor in good taste.

  • Matt | January 27, 2008 at 6:19 pm |

    The A’s have new alternate jerseys, which are black like the ones that they wore a few years back. See: http://oakland.athle...

    There are pictures in the photo gallery attached to that article.

  • James Craven | January 27, 2008 at 6:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”211330″]“The A’s have new alternate jerseys, which are black like the ones that they wore a few years back. See: http://oakland.athle...

    “There are pictures in the photo gallery attached to that article.”[/quote]

    Holy fuck. More black of the unneccessary variety.

  • steveWVU | January 27, 2008 at 6:33 pm |

    so about the UNIS on this great UNIWATCH SITE..

    I was at the Georgetown-WVU game last night, there were a handful of things I noticed.

    1. Alex Ruoff wearing all black shoes and black socks.

    2.Joe Mazzulla also wearing black shoes but with white socks.

    3.Jonnie West, son of Jerry West with NBA logo on his socks, and about four other nike logos on other pairs…

    Is there any regulation on uniform footwear in the NCAA D-1????

    Hibbert is bigger in real life too!

  • James Craven | January 27, 2008 at 6:47 pm |

    In the NHL All-Star game, the Eats is wearing white helmets with their red rbk EDGEsasters and the West is wearing blue helmets with their white rbk EDGEsasters. Makes no stupid sense whatsodamnever!

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | January 27, 2008 at 6:48 pm |

    Does anyone know if the QBs will be wearing the Sean Taylor memorial green dots on their helmets in the Pro-Bowl?

    Does anyone know if UCLA wore a different colored “L” on their unis after winning their 50th NCAA championship?

  • James Craven | January 27, 2008 at 6:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”211300″][quote comment=”211120″]“Brooks Boyer, the Sox’s vice president/chief marketing officer, was sporting a Mark Buehrle camouflage jersey. The Sox will wear camouflage jerseys at home on July 4 against Oakland.”


    Link
    [/quote]

    “Is that in order to hide how incredibly bad they’ve become since their World Series appearance?”[/quote]

    Ladies and gentlemen, please hold all calls. We have our “Post of the Day” winner winner KFC Chicken dinner!

  • john | January 27, 2008 at 6:52 pm |

    i’m at a friend’s place watching the NHL All-Star game (so i can’t get a decent grab of it) and caught a glimpse of what initially looked like a tear in the jersey might be a tie-on/down from the seat of the pants to the lower part of the jersey body. anyone else see this?

  • Mike | January 27, 2008 at 6:53 pm |

    And now for something completely different…

    I was flipping through an SI.com photo gallery (always excellent) and noticed a bizarre glove situation from Darren McFadden.

    Not sure if he usually does this, but I never noticed it before.

  • bj in gainesville | January 27, 2008 at 7:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”211206″]Seeing as how I missed it yesterday, here’s a look at Team Florida’s AAFL jersey.

    You know, the league that’s alienating everybody else in their respective states by choosing the primary colors of the biggest universities in those states.[/quote]
    [quote comment=”211206″]Seeing as how I missed it yesterday, here’s a look at Team Florida’s AAFL jersey.

    You know, the league that’s alienating everybody else in their respective states by choosing the primary colors of the biggest universities in those states.[/quote]

    I don’t know about the other teams, but Team Florida is wearing Orange and Blue because they’ll be playing in the Swamp and most of their roster is filled with Gators. Even their coach is a Gator (Shane Matthews). They have guys from UM, and a former BCS Champion and Super Bowl player from FSU (Peter Warrick), but almost every player played college ball in the state.

  • Peter | January 27, 2008 at 7:24 pm |

    Watching the all-star game on CBC and they interviewed Alyssa Milano. Did I miss the memo that announced her clothing line with NHL, MLB, and NFL licensing? Anyone?

  • Stan | January 27, 2008 at 7:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”211341″]Does anyone know if the QBs will be wearing the Sean Taylor memorial green dots on their helmets in the Pro-Bowl?

    Does anyone know if UCLA wore a different colored “L” on their unis after winning their 50th NCAA championship?[/quote]

    Great sense of humor… :-)

  • LI Phil | January 27, 2008 at 7:34 pm |

    i got a bj in gainsville once

  • Karl | January 27, 2008 at 7:42 pm |

    D-Mac took the glove off and tucked it in his belt when he over the quarterbacking duties in the Wild Hog formation. He threw alot out of that formation and needed to be ‘gloveless’.

  • Jordan | January 27, 2008 at 7:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”211231″][quote comment=”211220″]Okay. I gotta know.

    I understand that there was a baseball team called the Giants in New York years and years ago (over fifty, long enough).

    So why are they still calling the football team “the New York football Giants”?!?!

    They don’t call the Cardinals the “St. Louis baseball Cardinals”, do they?[/quote]

    ask and ye shall receive…according to wiki:

    To distinguish itself from the professional baseball team of the same name, the football team was referred to as the New York Football Giants. Although the baseball team moved to San Francisco in 1957, the football team continues to use “New York Football Giants” as its legal corporate name.

    also, if you remember john facenda, voice of the wonderful ed sabol NFL films in the early years, he frequently referred to the g-men as “the new york football giants” in a tone still revered today (which boomer on the WWL frequently emulates)…i can still hear “the frozen tundra of lambeau field” echoing through my ears, as i can “the new york football giants”[/quote]

    You didn’t just slogan drop “World-Wide Leader” for the four-letter cable network?

    Cracka, please.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | January 27, 2008 at 7:50 pm |

    by the way, the goalies in the NHL All-Star Game are wearing All-Star colored pads.

  • Jordan | January 27, 2008 at 7:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”211348″]Watching the all-star game on CBC and they interviewed Alyssa Milano. Did I miss the memo that announced her clothing line with NHL, MLB, and NFL licensing? Anyone?[/quote]

    Once you sleep with an athlete from each league, you get the licensing deal.

  • Ryne | January 27, 2008 at 7:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”211345″]And now for something completely different…

    I was flipping through an SI.com photo gallery (always excellent) and noticed a bizarre glove situation from Darren McFadden.

    Not sure if he usually does this, but I never noticed it before.[/quote]

    I believe that McFadden does that when he lines up as the quarterback in the Wildcat formation.

  • Teebz | January 27, 2008 at 7:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”211320″]Teemu Selanne in Boston :)[/quote]

    That’s the one. Were my comedic attepmts at liking the purple only caught by you, Brent? ;o)

  • LI Phil | January 27, 2008 at 8:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”211364″][quote comment=”211320″]Teemu Selanne in Boston :)[/quote]

    That’s the one. Were my comedic attepmts at liking the purple only caught by you, Brent? ;o)[/quote]

    no one else reads your posts, teebz

    j/k ;)

  • Stuby | January 27, 2008 at 8:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”211362″][quote comment=”211345″]And now for something completely different…

    I was flipping through an SI.com photo gallery (always excellent) and noticed a bizarre glove situation from Darren McFadden.

    Not sure if he usually does this, but I never noticed it before.[/quote]

    I believe that McFadden does that when he lines up as the quarterback in the Wildcat formation.[/quote]
    Wild Hog formation, isn’t it?

  • LI Phil | January 27, 2008 at 8:13 pm |

    congratulations tiger…now…PLEASE, lose the look

    now everytime i hit the links, they’re ALL gonna wear compression mocks with short sleeves and sleeveless sweaters…you may make it look good, but believe me…it’s NOT a good look

    thanks

  • LI Phil | January 27, 2008 at 8:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”211340″]In the NHL All-Star game, the Eats is wearing white helmets with their red rbk EDGEsasters and the West is wearing blue helmets with their white rbk EDGEsasters. Makes no stupid sense whatsodamnever![/quote]

    meh…it’s not the worst look ever…unis are kinda bland

  • =bg= | January 27, 2008 at 8:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”211282″][quote comment=”211270″]Pardon me, but ease up on your “Sean Taylor” rhetoric. You didn’t know him. My freshman year I had a class with him. Hes a good man.[/quote]
    We are not poking fun at Sean Taylor. We are merely sick and tired of seeing him get over-memorialized(i don’t care if its a word or not, i just said it.) Derrick Thomas was my hero as a kid, yet did anyone do anything remotely as big as what the entire league is doing for #21? No, and the biggest difference is that DT was one of the greatest philanthropists the game has ever had. For a more recent example, Lamar Hunt died last year, and has done arguably more for the NFL and football than any other man in the past 50 years, yet was there a league-wide memorial of him? no. I feel sorry for fans of the Redskins, as well as Sean’s family, I know all too well what you are going through, however, this is beyond too much. Presidents get a month with the flag at half-staff, isn’t that long enough?[/quote]

    Yes, that’s the point. Nothing against ST, who I am sure was a fine fellow. But tributes are just going on w a y too long.

  • =bg= | January 27, 2008 at 8:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”211332″][quote comment=”211330″]“The A’s have new alternate jerseys, which are black like the ones that they wore a few years back. See: http://oakland.athle...

    “There are pictures in the photo gallery attached to that article.”[/quote]

    Holy fuck. More black of the unneccessary variety.[/quote]

    Barf. More black where it doesn’t belong. Why not a retro look back to the 70’s when they were winning all the hardware? Besides, given all the trades, do the A’s have any players left to wear these?

  • Mike Engle | January 27, 2008 at 8:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”211301″][quote comment=”211296″][quote comment=”211286″]http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=711610

    “Cool story about where preprinted NFL Champions apparel goes when the team loses.”[/quote]

    So the Romanians think it’s the Chargers and the Packers in Super Bowl XLII?[/quote]

    And some poor kid in Zimbabwe thinks that Jim Kelly was the greatest quarterback since
    Fran Tarkenton.[/quote]
    With all apologies to Post #102, I think THIS is the real Post of the Day.

  • =bg= | January 27, 2008 at 8:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”211371″]congratulations tiger…now…PLEASE, lose the look

    now everytime i hit the links, they’re ALL gonna wear compression mocks with short sleeves and sleeveless sweaters…you may make it look good, but believe me…it’s NOT a good look

    thanks[/quote]

    Read an interesting thing about Tiger’s ‘look’- we all know he wears red on Sundays..but it was something to the effect he wears a Swoosh hat on Thursday-Friday and then a TW-logo on Sat/Sun; something like that.

  • TOG | January 27, 2008 at 8:45 pm |

    Dear Reebok-
    Please lift this to replace the current Wild jerseys. About 100% better than the current Christmas version.

    http://www.uspondhoc...

  • TOG | January 27, 2008 at 8:53 pm |

    The ND basketball teams wears the black jersey his jersey to celebrate the heritage of the Black Irish.

    http://www.urbandict...

    Ummm, not really. It’s just another way for a university that already has way too much money to squeeze more “licensing” money out of it’s students and alums.

    Tommy “Grey Irish” O’Grady

  • MPowers1634 | January 27, 2008 at 8:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”211380″][quote comment=”211301″][quote comment=”211296″][quote comment=”211286″]http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=711610

    “Cool story about where preprinted NFL Champions apparel goes when the team loses.”[/quote]

    So the Romanians think it’s the Chargers and the Packers in Super Bowl XLII?[/quote]

    And some poor kid in Zimbabwe thinks that Jim Kelly was the greatest quarterback since
    Fran Tarkenton.[/quote]
    With all apologies to Post #102, I think THIS is the real Post of the Day.[/quote]

    I don’t know what to say, Mike! I guess it’s the law of probability. I throw enough sarcastic wise-ass posts out there some are bound to hit the mark, but two in one day, I’ll be speechless for about five minutes!

  • TOG | January 27, 2008 at 8:58 pm |

    http://www.uspondhoc...

    Have a hunch Paul is going to like any team named “Stripes”?

    Pretty awesome stuff.

  • LI Phil | January 27, 2008 at 8:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”211385″]The ND basketball teams wears the black jersey his jersey to celebrate the heritage of the Black Irish.

    http://www.urbandict...

    Ummm, not really. It’s just another way for a university that already has way too much money to squeeze more “licensing” money out of it’s students and alums.

    Tommy “Grey Irish” O’Grady[/quote]

    ???

  • joe | January 27, 2008 at 9:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”211295″][quote comment=”211282″][quote comment=”211270″]Pardon me, but ease up on your “Sean Taylor” rhetoric. You didn’t know him. My freshman year I had a class with him. Hes a good man.[/quote]
    We are not poking fun at Sean Taylor. We are merely sick and tired of seeing him get over-memorialized.[/quote]

    Who gives a shit if Sean Taylor is being “overly-memorialized”?!

    What the fuck does that mean?

    Too many people care enough to find some way to pay tribute to him?

    I mean, have a fucking heart.

    And this isn’t just a reply to whoever it was that I’m quoting, it’s a response to every single person involved with this blog / thread / forum / whatever from the top down who has treated this situation like it’s some sort of stain on the fabric of America.

    A man died.

    Friends, family, and fans are paying respect.

    If you don’t GET that, then maybe you should spend less time on a computer worrying about swooshes and little flag stickers and more time with your family and friends who are, like Sean prior to the night he was tragically MURDERED, living, breathing people who are worthy of as many tributes, rememberances, and memorials as anyone can care to give.

    We should all be so lucky as to be “overly-memorialized” when we go.

    Helmet decals, jersey numbers, and all.[/quote]

    Or they can just remember him in private like normal people do.

  • raskul | January 27, 2008 at 9:18 pm |

    hey! when he first took over for the injured david garrard, quinn gray also wore a dark-tinted visor. then, it was removed.

  • GoTerriers | January 27, 2008 at 9:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”211359″]by the way, the goalies in the NHL All-Star Game are wearing All-Star colored pads.[/quote]

    Um not they’re not . . .Tim Thomas’ glove, blocker and pads are all trimmed in Bruins Gold . . .

  • LI Phil | January 27, 2008 at 9:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”211380″]With all apologies to Post #102, I think THIS is the real Post of the Day.[/quote]

    YAY!

  • KT | January 27, 2008 at 9:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”211288″]The wordmark makes more sense when you think about how its been a part of football for probably as long as the sport itself.[/quote]

    Been thinking about it.

    A wordmark on the front of the jersey has NOT been a part of football for probably as long as the sport itself. It’s been more prevalent in college over the years than in the pros (where wordmarks started appearing on jerseys….I’m thinking in the mid-90’s?). I just got done touring the NFL Experience, which had a collection of stuff from Canton. Lots of jerseys. No wordmarks. Been to lots of sports museums over the years. Can’t remember any wordmarks.

    You didn’t need ‘COLTS’ on the front of Johnny Unitas’ neck, did you? You saw that jersey, you knew what team was wearing it. THAT was the point. And it SHOULD be unnecessary.

    That’s my point about the wordmarks. They’re clutter. They’re not necessary. They’re ugly. They’re stupid.

  • Patrick | January 27, 2008 at 9:55 pm |

    Sort of uni-related, in a “cheering for the laundry” kinda way. I’m aiming this at Paul and anyone else in the NYC area. Growing up in Michigan, I only got to root for one team in each of the 4 major sports. However, I have a feeling the cheering section in NYC goes along these lines: Yankees/Rangers/Giants/Knicks or Mets/Islanders/Jets/Nets. How about it? Can a Yankees fan also be an Isles fan? Giants fan be a Mets fan?

  • KT | January 27, 2008 at 9:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”211322″]OK but what was it like with the sportscasters some 50+ years ago when the football Brooklyn Dodgers and the football New York Yankees were alive and well?[/quote]

    It was confusing at first. And then they started referring to them as the New York Football Giants when there could be confusion.

    The Brooklyn Dodgers football team lasted from 1946-48, so it wasn’t like there was a long time problem there. Once we got to 1947, the baseball Dodgers kind of took over the news there.

    And there were the New York Yankees of 1927-28 (I think that was Red Grange’s bunch) – I figure that even with Grange, they were kind of in the shadow of that Ruth fellow – the New York Yankees of 1946-1949 and the New York Yanks of 1949-1951 (which eventually in a roundabout way became the Indianapolis Colts).

    In short – the confusion was in New York with the Giants and in St.Louis with the Cardinals. The confusion was taken care of with “Football” and “Baseball” put between the cities and the team nicknames.

    Which made sense then. It makes no sense now. It’s vestigial. It’s ludicrous. It’s an anachronism.

    But it persists only because sportscasters now are all about being clever. Back in the 50s, with scattered exceptions, they were about actually informing you without everything being an audition for the frigging Chuckle Hut.

  • KT | January 27, 2008 at 9:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”211346″]I don’t know about the other teams, but Team Florida is wearing Orange and Blue because they’ll be playing in the Swamp and most of their roster is filled with Gators. [/quote]

    Thanks, Mr. Obvious.

    I never made the connection.

    So why is Team Alabama wearing crimson? And why is Team Tennessee wearing orange?

    You’re not going to tell me it’s for similar reasons, are you?

  • KT | January 27, 2008 at 9:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”211348″]Watching the all-star game on CBC and they interviewed Alyssa Milano. Did I miss the memo that announced her clothing line with NHL, MLB, and NFL licensing? Anyone?[/quote]

    Tagline: Clothes that look just as good on you as they will in a pile on a guy’s floor.

  • LI Phil | January 27, 2008 at 10:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”211399″] How about it? Can a Yankees fan also be an Isles fan? Giants fan be a Mets fan?[/quote]

    yes

    it’s quite complicated tho, as being a fan of one “ny” team doesn’t equate to being a fan of another team…i happen to be a mets/g-men fan, and a co-worker is a yankmee/jester fan…but there are mix and match fans…many of whom rooted for the teams their fathers did…others not…and there’s a SHITLOAD of cowboys and red sox fans here too…bastids

    only martay likes the nets & devs

  • KT | January 27, 2008 at 10:08 pm |

    As for Sean Taylor, I’d be very, very VERY surprised if any of us (yes, even those of us who took a class with him six years ago) really knows if he was a great guy, a jackass, a miscreant, had turned his life around, or what. Most of us feel obligated to put the disclaimer “I’m sure he was a fine fellow” in front of any comment, but the fact is – we have no idea. We hear this, we hear that. Who knows? As with most of us, the truth is probably somewhere in the middle.

    The tragedy is that a child is fatherless, a woman is partnerless and family and friends have lost a loved one. Which is pretty much no different from the situation that occurs every several minutes in this country every day. We’ve just heard of this one because it’s been in the papers.

    At the fringes of this discussion are the people who believe they know for certain he was turning his life around and was a wonderful guy whose death was a huge tragedy and the people at the other extreme who think he got what he had coming to him. But the majority of folks are probably, again, somewhere in the middle.

    We don’t object in any way to family, friends, teammates, fans or anybody else memorializing a fallen comrade however they see fit on an individual basis. What I think most people seem to object to is the institutionalized, officially-sanctioned memorials that seem to run contrary to what has been officially sanctioned for other recently-deceased NFL players in terms of their duration.

  • Jeremy | January 27, 2008 at 10:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”211407″][quote comment=”211399″] How about it? Can a Yankees fan also be an Isles fan? Giants fan be a Mets fan?[/quote]

    yes

    it’s quite complicated tho, as being a fan of one “ny” team doesn’t equate to being a fan of another team…i happen to be a mets/g-men fan, and a co-worker is a yankmee/jester fan…but there are mix and match fans…many of whom rooted for the teams their fathers did…others not…and there’s a SHITLOAD of cowboys and red sox fans here too…bastids

    only martay likes the nets & devs[/quote]
    It is possible, even though the “traditional” pairings are as you stated. In fact, I have two friends who are somewhat “mix and match”. One of them is a Jets/Knicks/Yankees and another is a Jets/Mets/Rangers. In the latter’s case, he was somewhat of a hockey “free agent” so to speak, so I’ve slowly gotten him into hockey, and as a Ranger fan, I’ve steered him in the right direction. Although I do have another friend who is Giants/Yankees/Devils, which brings me shame to no end. And for full disclosure: Yankees/Giants/Rangers.

  • Brent | January 27, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  • Brent | January 27, 2008 at 10:29 pm |

    My team’s mascot is the only one w/o a jersey… I also believe he was the first mascot in the NHL… Go Harvey the Hound!

  • Leah | January 27, 2008 at 10:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”211377″][quote comment=”211340″]In the NHL All-Star game, the Eats is wearing white helmets with their red rbk EDGEsasters and the West is wearing blue helmets with their white rbk EDGEsasters. Makes no stupid sense whatsodamnever![/quote]

    meh…it’s not the worst look ever…unis are kinda bland[/quote]

    Hmm I actually kind of like the look. Personally it breaks up the uniform a little bit so it doesn’t look like one mass of one color. I would actually like to have seen the east try white pants.

  • LI Phil | January 27, 2008 at 10:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”211414″]I would actually like to have seen the east try white pants.[/quote]

    like this? or like this?

    i don’t think we’ll EVER see that look again

    /gone the way of the cooperalls

  • MPowers1634 | January 27, 2008 at 10:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”211402″][quote comment=”211346″]I don’t know about the other teams, but Team Florida is wearing Orange and Blue because they’ll be playing in the Swamp and most of their roster is filled with Gators. [/quote]

    Thanks, Mr. Obvious.

    I never made the connection.

    So why is Team Alabama wearing crimson? And why is Team Tennessee wearing orange?

    You’re not going to tell me it’s for similar reasons, are you?[/quote]

    Relax a bit friend, we’re all here for the same reasons.

  • MPowers1634 | January 27, 2008 at 10:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”211397″][quote comment=”211380″]With all apologies to Post #102, I think THIS is the real Post of the Day.[/quote]

    YAY![/quote]

    That’s histerical Philip

  • Adam | January 27, 2008 at 11:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”211413″]My team’s mascot is the only one w/o a jersey… I also believe he was the first mascot in the NHL… Go Harvey the Hound![/quote]

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen all of the NHL mascots at once before. So please forgive me if a quick glance makes me want to ask my esteemed UniColleagues a two questions:

    1. Why is Buffalo’s mascot a tiger? Or maybe Garfield? Something like that.

    2. Is Carolina’s mascot a hog?

  • Ben | January 27, 2008 at 11:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”211266″][quote comment=”211203″][quote comment=”211194″][quote comment=”211187″]
    Actually, not quite. Those all-star jerseys are from the 1993-94 game in New York.[/quote]

    Hmmmm… Ray Borque must be picking up his ’96 MVP trophy in advance.

    I knew it was fixed.[/quote]

    It was Ray Bourque in the 1996 ASG in Boston. It says so right on the Bud Ice Trophy.[/quote]

    remember bud ice?[/quote]

    Not if you had enough of them.

  • Ken | January 27, 2008 at 11:10 pm |

    Did anyone else completely forget about the 2000 all star game when the goalies wore jerseys that contrasted with the rest of their team?

  • john | January 27, 2008 at 11:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”211359″]by the way, the goalies in the NHL All-Star Game are wearing All-Star colored pads.[/quote]

    No.

    It just so happens that 5 of the 6 goalies regularly wear (predominantly) white pads. TIMMAH!’s gear is blindingly yellow.

  • Gregory | January 27, 2008 at 11:16 pm |

    Was browsing Ebay for some new hockey gear, and came across this photo of the 1925 Spengler Cup (Wiki it if you dont know what it is, its too late for me to go hunting lol). Appears to be “Oxford University IHC”, from Great Britain.

    All I have to say is, other than the sweet Captains armband, those socks are utterly to die for! But um, dude, whats with the middle guy and the off colored pants?

    Click here for awesome picturage

  • Gregory | January 27, 2008 at 11:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”211426″][quote comment=”211413″]My team’s mascot is the only one w/o a jersey… I also believe he was the first mascot in the NHL… Go Harvey the Hound![/quote]

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen all of the NHL mascots at once before. So please forgive me if a quick glance makes me want to ask my esteemed UniColleagues a two questions:

    1. Why is Buffalo’s mascot a tiger? Or maybe Garfield? Something like that.

    2. Is Carolina’s mascot a hog?[/quote]
    Buffalos mascot is a Sabre Toothed Tiger (sp?). Hence, why he is a tiger, named Sabretooth. :)

  • Leah | January 27, 2008 at 11:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”211426″][quote comment=”211413″]My team’s mascot is the only one w/o a jersey… I also believe he was the first mascot in the NHL… Go Harvey the Hound![/quote]

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen all of the NHL mascots at once before. So please forgive me if a quick glance makes me want to ask my esteemed UniColleagues a two questions:

    1. Why is Buffalo’s mascot a tiger? Or maybe Garfield? Something like that.

    2. Is Carolina’s mascot a hog?[/quote]

    Buffalo’s got a Sabretooth tiger. Get it? Sabres…Sabretooth? eh.

  • LI Phil | January 27, 2008 at 11:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”211426″][quote comment=”211413″]My team’s mascot is the only one w/o a jersey… I also believe he was the first mascot in the NHL… Go Harvey the Hound![/quote]

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen all of the NHL mascots at once before. So please forgive me if a quick glance makes me want to ask my esteemed UniColleagues a two questions:

    1. Why is Buffalo’s mascot a tiger? Or maybe Garfield? Something like that.

    2. Is Carolina’s mascot a hog?[/quote]

    1. buffalo’s mascot should be something besides a tiger…im trying to think what

    2. stormy the hog!

    3. what’s atlanta’s mascot?…could it be a brown thrasher…

  • Mike Engle | January 27, 2008 at 11:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”211439″][quote comment=”211426″][quote comment=”211413″]My team’s mascot is the only one w/o a jersey… I also believe he was the first mascot in the NHL… Go Harvey the Hound![/quote]

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen all of the NHL mascots at once before. So please forgive me if a quick glance makes me want to ask my esteemed UniColleagues a two questions:

    1. Why is Buffalo’s mascot a tiger? Or maybe Garfield? Something like that.

    2. Is Carolina’s mascot a hog?[/quote]

    1. buffalo’s mascot should be something besides a tiger…im trying to think what

    2. stormy the hog!

    3. what’s atlanta’s mascot?…could it be a brown thrasher…[/quote]
    When your “crest” is his hairpiece, your mascot should be obvious.

  • E_Ro | January 27, 2008 at 11:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”211153″]Bringing this back to somehting that is Uni-related…

    I was at ther Bowling Green – Notre Dame hockey game last night and noticed that BG has three orange dashed lines on their brown helmet. I was surprised because it doesn’t relate to their football helmets ( a la Michigan and Notre Dame) and I have not seen dashed lines on any helmet before. I am still looking for some pictures.

    Are there other teams like this?[/quote]

    Actually they aren’t dashed lines. The terrible rbk helmets can come in a two tone look that makes them appear like dashed lines. Thank god no NHL teams embrace that.

  • E_Ro | January 27, 2008 at 11:59 pm |

    Here’s an official link from the RBK hockey site that better displays how nasty 2-toned hockey helmets can look [pdf format] (look at page 4)

  • Mario | January 28, 2008 at 12:26 am |

    Yankees, Rangers, Giants.

    Yanks and Giants both played at Yankee Stadium ..thus the connection….Rangers because they were the only show in town until Icelanders infested the tri state area.

  • Leah | January 28, 2008 at 12:55 am |

    Here’s a dream…The Sabres go back to the original logo and the mascot is a white buffalo…but like I said…only a dream…

  • Joey Guns | January 28, 2008 at 1:57 am |

    [quote comment=”211399″]Sort of uni-related, in a “cheering for the laundry” kinda way. I’m aiming this at Paul and anyone else in the NYC area. Growing up in Michigan, I only got to root for one team in each of the 4 major sports. However, I have a feeling the cheering section in NYC goes along these lines: Yankees/Rangers/Giants/Knicks or Mets/Islanders/Jets/Nets. How about it? Can a Yankees fan also be an Isles fan? Giants fan be a Mets fan?[/quote]

    Usually those pairings are correct, but I like the Mets/Rangers/Giants/Nets. Go figure.

  • rpt319 | January 28, 2008 at 4:04 am |

    [quote comment=”211413″]My team’s mascot is the only one w/o a jersey… I also believe he was the first mascot in the NHL… Go Harvey the Hound![/quote]

    Nice to see Youppi. Still pains me to see him in the bleu, blanc et rouge of Les Canadiens rather than the bleu, blanc et rouge of Les Expos. But I’m glad that at least one tiny piece of the Expos lives on in Montreal.

  • Andy Cox | January 28, 2008 at 4:19 am |

    Yankees/Giants/Islanders/ashamed of both bb teams (liked both in the 70s). But the only sport where it has always been wrong to root for both is hockey. The Yankee/Met thing became a harder line to cross sometime in the 1970s, and the same became true of the Giants/Jets. At one time Knicks/Nets was more an ABA/NBA thing.

  • James Craven | January 28, 2008 at 5:40 am |

    [quote comment=”211379″]“Barf. More black where it doesn’t belong. Why not a retro look back to the 70’s when they were winning all the hardware? Besides, given all the trades, do the A’s have any players left to wear these?”[/quote]

    How about a gold vest with a green “A’s” trimmed in white like the ones worn in 1971 and a green undershirt?

  • JT | January 28, 2008 at 9:21 am |

    [quote comment=”211439″]
    3. what’s atlanta’s mascot?…could it be a brown thrasher…[/quote]

    Yes, it’s a Brown Thrasher. That’s the state bird of Georgia and goes along with our other teams (Falcons and Hawks). It’s actually a pretty scrappy, aggressive little bird.

  • pbaude | January 28, 2008 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”211595″][quote comment=”211439″]
    3. what’s atlanta’s mascot?…could it be a brown thrasher…[/quote]

    Yes, it’s a Brown Thrasher. That’s the state bird of Georgia and goes along with our other teams (Falcons and Hawks). It’s actually a pretty scrappy, aggressive little bird.[/quote]

    i seem to recall the skateboard magazine Thrasher was kind of upset with atlanta’s team name proposal. They even brought up a lawsuit i think.

  • bmarlowe | January 28, 2008 at 3:39 pm |

    Paul says:
    camouflage jerseys on the 4th of July, which I think is really overdoing it. Independence Day is about a lot of patriotic things, not just militarism.
    ____________________________

    How does this say that the 4th of July is “just about militarism”? BTW – without the continental army and various militias, we would not be celebrating the 4th. Or was it decided by a cricket match? Really dude, stick to sports.

  • Ira S. Drucker | January 28, 2008 at 6:21 pm |

    How can a team that has played in New Jersey for over 30 years have the nerve to put NY on their helmets? The old “GIANTS” on the helmet made sense, like Cosmos for the soccer team since it was a regional entity but as a New Yorker, I resent the team putting an NY where there should be an NJ
    I feel the same way about the Jets by the way, but the little NY isn’t as prominent

  • Ira S. Drucker | January 28, 2008 at 6:21 pm |

    How can a team that has played in New Jersey for over 30 years have the nerve to put NY on their helmets? The old “GIANTS” on the helmet made sense, like Cosmos for the soccer team since it was a regional entity but as a New Yorker, I resent the team putting an NY where there should be an NJ
    I feel the same way about the Jets by the way, but the little NY isn’t as prominent

  • Adam | January 28, 2008 at 10:48 pm |

    Can the NHL design a DECENT jersey for the all star game? Bring back the 80’s style…the orange/white and blacks were the best….Besides the new NHL LOGO sucks…stupid backwards!!!!

  • Scott | January 28, 2008 at 11:31 pm |

    Bryan, I generally love your writing. However, the ongoing bashing of those who wish to memorialize Sean Taylor’s death needs to stop. It is clear that Taylor touched the lives of many players, as the NFL has stepped out of the picture and let the players decide how long to wear the patch or wear his number in the Pro Bowl. I’m sorry those selfish players had to upset your perfect Uni Watching world to remember a father who died far too young for absolutely no good reason, but is the constant criticism of them really needed?

  • Scott | January 28, 2008 at 11:36 pm |

    >>

    I understand the fatigue that many people feel about the ongoing patchwearing, but again, after one week (if memory serves me correctly) the NFL no longer required any teams to do any memorial for Sean Taylor. The PLAYERS decided to keep wearing patches. The PLAYERS decided if they wanted to wear #21 in the Pro Bowl. Stop acting like this is NIKE throwing a soosh on every helmet.