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Monday Morning Uni Watch

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The NHL All-Star Game was last night, but I found the uniforms to be unremarkable at best (and besides, I was busy participating in Soup Night for most of the game). Fortunately, reader Chuck Miller has a report on another all-star game that recently took place — one that featured many more interesting uni-related moments that the NHL game did. Here’s the scoop:

The Continental Basketball Association held its annual All-Star Game last Tuesday. The players wore their regular team uniforms, like in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, so there was a wide variety of designs on display. For star-spangled style, the Butte Daredevils pay homage to Butte native Evel Knievel by wearing jerseys inspired by Knievel’s leather jumpsuits. The Minot Skyrockets’ road jerseys may be hard to read from the front, but there’s no problem identifying the player from the back. The Albany Patroons’ road jerseys are also hard to read, as the jersey front looks more like abstract art than a team name.

Due to some last-minute player replacements, some all-stars didn’t arrive with their proper uniforms. Zach Marbury of the Atlanta Krunk was forced to wear an All-Star Game T-shirt and practice shorts. Despite the Oklahoma Cavalry playing as members of the “home” team and wearing their white jerseys, Oklahoma’s Marvin Phillips brought his blue road Cavalry gear, which could have caused confusion on the court.

Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Xplosion, who wear white at home and black on the road, chose to wear their yellow alternates (and yes, all three jerseys have the words “PITTSBURGH XPLOSION” as contrasting side seams). However, the National Conference squad was designated as the home team, which meant that the Yakama Sun Kings (four of whose players were in the game) wore their home yellow jerseys, meaning that you had, for a time, yellow defending against yellow.

Several players found unique ways to accentuate their sweatbands. Nat Burton of the Albany Patroons chose to wear the official All-Star Game logo pin on his headband, while Atlanta’s Zach Marbury wore armband with a Sharpie-inscribed tribute to his father, who passed away earlier in the season.

Native American influence was felt throughout the game. When the Butte Daredevils’ Odell Bradley was named the game’s MVP, he was given a special jacket, with artwork inspired by Native American culture.

Big thanks to Chuck for what I’m fairly certain is the longest report ever written about a CBA game.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Some nice old uniforms up for auction here, here, and here. And check out this one, which features dotted-line embroidery, an unusual belt style, and an awesome sleeve patch. … Nice feature of Super Bowl rings here. … News flash: Hockey fans like wearing hockey jerseys. … Interesting piece here about presidential campaign logos (with thanks to Justine DeCotis). … Jeremy Brahm reports that several Puma-outfitted teams at the African Cup of Nations soccer tourney are wearing bitmapped uni numbers (additional examples here, here, here) and that the 2008 Beijing Olympics soccer ball will look like this (only, y’know, a little bit smaller). Jeremy also sees some similarities between Monty Python’s classic “I’m a lumberjack” skit and very embarrassing U.S. figure skaters Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto. … College hoops note from Brian Rice, who writes: “Here are the new Tennessee basketball warmups, which debuted for the beginning of SEC play earlier this month. They’re throwbacks to the warmups worn during the era of legendary coach Ray Mears, who passed away last June. One down note: These are worn during pre-game only — when the team returns for introductions, they’re back in the standard Adidas shooting shirts and warmups, as the contract requires.” … Hawaii is angling for a new apparel contract. … Randy Miller reports that USF has switched to Under Armour and will apparently be wearing this jersey next season. Interesting to see that the design includes a football version of the NikeWorld collarbone horns we’re used to seeing in college basketball. … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: According to this Chicago Tribune blog entry, the White Sox will be wearing 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. … Reprinted from Saturday’s comments: LSU players in the Senior Bowl wore white helmets to match the South squad’s white jerseys. … And speaking of the Senior Bowl, Colt Brennan was wearing a sunburst visor. … If you like stripes as much as I do, then De Paul vs. Marquette is about as good as it gets (additional pics here and here). … You know the pink/breast cancer thing has gotten out of hand when even the refs are getting into the act (with thanks to David Soline, whose full album of pink-themed Indiana Ice photos is available here). … Also going pink in recent days: the Johnstown Chiefs (wtih thanks to Doug Keklak) and the Purdue women’s hoops team. … As many of you are already aware, the A’s have been showcasing their hideous new alternate jerseys in recent days. … Randy Williams was watching How It’s Made on the Science Channel and was surprised to see a segment on the Riddell helmet factory. He alertly snapped some nice screen grabs, as seen here, here, and here. … Jeff Barak attended the annual Twins Fest over the weekend. “They had a wonderful historical display of Twins jerseys,” he reports. “They were in two rows, going chronologically left to right across the top [as seen in sequence here, here, here, and here]. The top row started with the earliest 1961-71 style, followed by the 1972-73 button-down, 1974-86 pullovers, and 1987-present styles. Then they had the red alternates, blue alts, vest alts, St. Patrick’s spring training, Senators throwback, a St. Paul Negro League throwback, and 1970s and 1960s throwbacks. The bottom row had the fabulous turn ahead the clock [here’s the back view], a Jackie Robinson reproduction (for some unknown reason), a pair of batting practice jerseys, a No. 71 worn by Joe Mauer when he first signed, a No. 20 worn in the movie Little Big League, a pair of jackets (one of which was a six-foot-long bullpen jacket for cold weather), another more modern pair of jackets, and a sampling of jerseys with commemorative patches.” … Great blog post by Kenn Tomasch about his visit to the NFL Experience exhibit in Phoenix. … A UNC hoops museum is set to open today (with thanks to Tom Arnel).

 

222 comments to Monday Morning Uni Watch

  • baseball » Monday Morning Uni Watch | January 28, 2008 at 8:53 am |

    […] Paul Lukas wrote a fantastic post today on “Monday Morning Uni Watch”Here’s ONLY a quick extractReprinted from yesterday’s comments: According to this Chicago Tribune blog entry, the White Sox will be wearing camouflage jerseys on the 4th of July, which I think is really overdoing it. Independence Day is about a lot of patriotic … […]

  • Al | January 28, 2008 at 8:54 am |

    I saw an entire indoor field hockey team with the Susan G. Komen theme (pink socks, etc.). Turns out the teenage daughter of the coach died six months ago of breast cancer. Way too soon.

  • derek | January 28, 2008 at 9:02 am |

    Great unifrom building site here http://builder.power...
    loads of fun!

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2008 at 9:07 am |

    tick…tick…tick

    damn this is gone be a long week

  • BigMatt | January 28, 2008 at 9:08 am |

    DePauls uniforms are about as good as it gets, even if they are made by Adidas!

  • ryan c #40 | January 28, 2008 at 9:11 am |

    check out what my brother won for me:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    now i can’t wait to get selanne’s name, number and “A” on it… anyone know a good place that will do that (authentic) for me? thanks

  • derek | January 28, 2008 at 9:13 am |

    [quote comment=”211590″]check out what my brother won for me:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    now i can’t wait to get selanne’s name, number and “A” on it… anyone know a good place that will do that (authentic) for me? thanks[/quote]
    Send it to river city sports, they do a great job!
    http://www.rivercity...

  • Saru | January 28, 2008 at 9:20 am |

    Sad seeing how many of those Twins jerseys are on cheap wire hangars.

  • David | January 28, 2008 at 9:22 am |

    Interesting article about the presidential campaign bumper stickers, but I think that Obama’s rising sun logo was separated at birth with the logo from our local city of Chandler, Arizona.

  • War Damn Eagle | January 28, 2008 at 9:23 am |

    The Senior Bowl is North vs. South, not east vs. west.

  • mg12 | January 28, 2008 at 9:23 am |

    In regards to the article mentioning that Hawaii might be looking for a new apparel deal, I would be upset to see them land a new dealer and go away from the uniform detailing that Nike has developed for them. I love the helmets and striping on the pants. I feel that Hawaii’s uniforms are the most unique in college football. They do an excellent job of representing the school, people and geographic area of Hawaii IMHO.

  • Joe H | January 28, 2008 at 9:25 am |

    Randy Miller reports that USF has switched to Under Armour and will apparently be wearing this jersey next season. Interesting to see that the design includes a football version of the NikeWorld collarbone horns we’re used to seeing in college basketball.

    I wouldn’t go ahead lumping that design feature as a Nike exclusive one. UA has been using that as a design element since it debuted it’s football line with the MD jerseys. It has also been seen in generic UA ads and on the red jerseys from Gridiron Gang….which were basically the MD jerseys. It is also present, although not as large, it their South Carolina jerseys.

  • jesse | January 28, 2008 at 9:33 am |

    I could use a little help.

    Over the weekend I bought a game used Pirate vest, but it did not come with the undershirt, which I suppose is good. Does anybody know where I can the actual undershirt that they wear? Here is a picture

    Thanks.

  • Joe H | January 28, 2008 at 9:33 am |

    [quote comment=”211590″]check out what my brother won for me:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    now i can’t wait to get selanne’s name, number and “A” on it… anyone know a good place that will do that (authentic) for me? thanks[/quote]

    Get me email from Paul…I can help you out too.

  • Allan Chandler | January 28, 2008 at 9:34 am |

    As a Vanderbilt graduate, I applaud UT for continuing their tradition of ugly uniform attire.

    Stripes on the warmups, a la Indiana, is a nice idea.

    However stripes in the shade of “road crew” orange are just plain awful. Ouch. It hurts my eyes to look!

    However, as a Cincinnati Bengals fan who likes the Bengals’ threads, I find myself throwing stones from a glass house.

  • Robert | January 28, 2008 at 9:34 am |

    LSU wears yellow helmets with their own white jerseys, so why did the LSU players in the Senior Bowl bother to claim that they wore white helmets to match the South’s white jerseys? They should have said that they wore the white helmets because it was cool or different or whatever, instead of making up some bogus reason.

  • Ed | January 28, 2008 at 9:39 am |

    So, I got one of those Herrington catalogs in the mail, paged through it, and noticed this. OK, not so bad looking, but the advert was playing up the Rugby World Cup connection.

    Looking at the shirts, I thought – hey, isn’t the New Zealand logo supposed to be this, and not the flag?

    So, I go to an official Rugby World Cup site, and find that of course, there’s nothing even remotely similar to the game jerseys or other officially licensed merchandise being offered.

    Boo.

    ed

  • Joe H | January 28, 2008 at 9:40 am |

    my UA jersey post has been eaten!

  • S. Bennett | January 28, 2008 at 9:49 am |

    Is it just me, or does the McCain bumper sticker remind you of this Canadian frozen food company?

  • Wes | January 28, 2008 at 9:52 am |

    I also attended TwinsFest over the weekend. It was good to see some pics of those old Twins jerseys. However, they also had a traveling display of various old jerseys and artifacts from the HOF. One of the items was an early 20th century jersey (I forget which player) that had what appeared to be button holes on the cuffs of both sleeves. Anyone seen that before? My only guess is they were a means of attaching long sleeves to the short-sleeved jersey (the sleeve extensions would have had buttons that attached to the holes on the ends of the permanent sleeves. Does anyone know if that is accurate?

  • u2horn | January 28, 2008 at 9:53 am |

    I just checked my DVR, and How It’s Made has a few sports-themed episodes coming up.

    On Discovery:
    Today 1/28 11:00 a.m.–Hockey Pucks
    Thu 1/31 8:30 a.m.–Hockey Gloves
    Fri 2/8 8:30 a.m. –Skating Rinks

    On Science:
    Fri 2/1 8:30 p.m.–Football Helmets

    (The Football Helmets episode airs a few times in the next week)

  • u2horn | January 28, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    Oh yeah…all times Central.

    F the East Coast.

  • ryan c #40 | January 28, 2008 at 9:57 am |

    don’t kill me! i am a HUGE hockey fan. i am both a fan of my home team (which i won’t mention, because of the question i’m about to ask), AND the game itself… with that said *about to punch myself*… i ask this question:

    is pink a pretty cool hockey color??? those pictures in the ticker weren’t all that bad… you can all hate me now.

  • Bryan Redemske | January 28, 2008 at 10:06 am |

    You did NOT just crack on Tanith Belbin, did you?

  • ryan c #40 | January 28, 2008 at 10:16 am |

    check out what my brother won for me:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/
    now i can’t wait to get selanne’s name, number and “A” on it… anyone know a good place that will do that (authentic) for me? thanks
    Get me email from Paul…I can help you out too.

    thanks “joe h” let me know what i need to do whenever you get a minute. rconn8@excite.com

  • Gill | January 28, 2008 at 10:18 am |

    A positive note about one of Uniwatches’ sponsors: As a lifelong Giants’ fan living in Georgia, I ‘had to have’ a road Eli jersey for Sunday. Ordering from them was a great experience for me. Web site was well designed, clear and efficient. Price was least expensive I found the jersey was at my door in two days. Total quality.

    Uniwatch readers: Let’s support the site by giving business to a very fine sponsor. Buy alot and buy often folks. And GO GIANTS! Defeat the evil empire.

  • ryan c #40 | January 28, 2008 at 10:19 am |

    I could use a little help.

    Over the weekend I bought a game used Pirate vest, but it did not come with the undershirt, which I suppose is good. Does anybody know where I can the actual undershirt that they wear? Here is a picture

    Thanks.

    nice jersey! they used to sell those undershirts here at the pirates clubhouse store @ pnc park. i could run over there this week and look if you dont find one soon. i’ll keep an eye out in the posts. i have to tell you though, they are kind of “cheeply” made. if that is even a word. you can see the pirate decal on the shoulder peeling off the players arms towards the end of the season (sorry, no pics). let us know either way, like i said, i’ll keep an eye out!

  • Will | January 28, 2008 at 10:32 am |

    The NFC Pro-Bowl jersey is Larry Fitzgerald (#11) not Anquan Boldin (#81).

  • jesse | January 28, 2008 at 10:32 am |

    [quote comment=”211648″]I could use a little help.

    Over the weekend I bought a game used Pirate vest, but it did not come with the undershirt, which I suppose is good. Does anybody know where I can the actual undershirt that they wear? Here is a picture

    Thanks.

    nice jersey! they used to sell those undershirts here at the pirates clubhouse store @ pnc park. i could run over there this week and look if you dont find one soon. i’ll keep an eye out in the posts. i have to tell you though, they are kind of “cheeply” made. if that is even a word. you can see the pirate decal on the shoulder peeling off the players arms towards the end of the season (sorry, no pics). let us know either way, like i said, i’ll keep an eye out![/quote]

    With respect to the jersey, I got it at Pirate fest, it has the All star game patch and the Bob O’Connor memorial patch on it. It’s a real doozy, and it was so cheap ($100). I also got a 2005 alternate (the black one) for $35.

    As for the undershirt, I never thought it would be that hard to find, but I have had no luck. I looked on their website (of course) but they either don’t have it, or don’t label it correctly.

    The good news a lot of the players don’t bother to wear it anyway. They always seem to wear just a 3/4 sleave black t-shirt, which is weird in its own right.

  • JoeS | January 28, 2008 at 10:36 am |

    [quote comment=”211621″]Is it just me, or does the McCain bumper sticker remind you of this Canadian frozen food company?[/quote]
    It’s just you. The only thing those have in common is the word McCain. Besides that, they are completely different.

  • Teebz | January 28, 2008 at 10:43 am |

    Despite the overwhelmingly boring All-Star jerseys yesterday in the NHL, a great finish to the game.

    Tonight, the AHL All-Star game is on, and can be seen live via broadband on the AHL website.

    Unfortunately, the AHL’s All-Star jerseys induce more yawning.

  • Paul Lukas | January 28, 2008 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”211623″]I also attended TwinsFest over the weekend. It was good to see some pics of those old Twins jerseys. However, they also had a traveling display of various old jerseys and artifacts from the HOF. One of the items was an early 20th century jersey (I forget which player) that had what appeared to be button holes on the cuffs of both sleeves. Anyone seen that before? My only guess is they were a means of attaching long sleeves to the short-sleeved jersey (the sleeve extensions would have had buttons that attached to the holes on the ends of the permanent sleeves. Does anyone know if that is accurate?[/quote]

    Exactly right.

  • Jerico | January 28, 2008 at 10:44 am |

    [quote comment=”211599″]In regards to the article mentioning that Hawaii might be looking for a new apparel deal, I would be upset to see them land a new dealer and go away from the uniform detailing that Nike has developed for them. I love the helmets and striping on the pants. I feel that Hawaii’s uniforms are the most unique in college football. They do an excellent job of representing the school, people and geographic area of Hawaii IMHO.[/quote]
    Actually, Hawaii’s design predated their Nike affiliation, which has been in effect for only a few years; Reebok was their manufacturer when they changed the unis in 2000. But it would be sad to see Hawaii leave Nike–they had some really good Nike stuff at the Rainbowtique.

    I also gotta agree with Mr. Redemske–why her?

  • Jim | January 28, 2008 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”211631″]don’t kill me! i am a HUGE hockey fan. i am both a fan of my home team (which i won’t mention, because of the question i’m about to ask), AND the game itself… with that said *about to punch myself*… i ask this question:

    is pink a pretty cool hockey color??? those pictures in the ticker weren’t all that bad… you can all hate me now.[/quote]

    I hate you with a passion, please hand in your hockey fan memebership now….

  • Paul Lukas | January 28, 2008 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”211647″]A positive note about one of Uniwatches’ sponsors: As a lifelong Giants’ fan living in Georgia, I ‘had to have’ a road Eli jersey for Sunday. Ordering from them was a great experience for me. Web site was well designed, clear and efficient. Price was least expensive I found the jersey was at my door in two days. Total quality.[/quote]

    Uh, which sponsor?

  • MPowers1634 | January 28, 2008 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment=”211648″]I could use a little help.

    Over the weekend I bought a game used Pirate vest, but it did not come with the undershirt, which I suppose is good. Does anybody know where I can the actual undershirt that they wear? Here is a picture

    Thanks.

    nice jersey! they used to sell those undershirts here at the pirates clubhouse store @ pnc park. i could run over there this week and look if you dont find one soon. i’ll keep an eye out in the posts. i have to tell you though, they are kind of “cheeply” made. if that is even a word. you can see the pirate decal on the shoulder peeling off the players arms towards the end of the season (sorry, no pics). let us know either way, like i said, i’ll keep an eye out![/quote]

    Deeds like that are what make UW great as does the request to help out our sponsors! Nice Job, people.

  • Gavin | January 28, 2008 at 10:55 am |

    Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: According to this Chicago Tribune blog entry, the White Sox will be wearing 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.

    What’s wrong about the White Sox using our Independence Day to pay tribute to the armed forces, especially when many of those troops are engaging in armed combat in Iraq? Or is that the point — it’s only OK to have a tribute to the military when they’re not actually doing anything involving fighting?

    My reaction may seem harsh, but to say that the White Sox are “overdoing it” for paying tribute to the military on a national holiday is asinine. And this is coming from a blue-blooded Cubs fan.

  • Tim | January 28, 2008 at 10:56 am |

    The San Diego Padres had their fan fest, dubbed Friar Fest, over the weekend too. I went down to Petco Park on Saturday. They always have a yard sale where they sell game used jerseys, pants, equipment, banners, etc. They used to sell the jerseys for only $35, but this year they bumped the price up to $75. The jerseys usually belong to the lesser players. There would be no chance of finding guys like Hoffman, Gwynn, Sheffield, McGriff, etc.

    I picked up a 2007 Jack Cust road jersey, and a 1988 Keith Moreland road jersey. Front and back of the jerseys.

    The only way that Cust jersey is game worn is if the Padres wore their official roads during Spring Training for a game. Cust was traded to the A’s before he could play a game for the Padres in 2007. It’s not a 2006 jersey because Cust wore #9 during his callup, and Josh Barfield had #29 that season.

    Keith Moreland’s jersey is interesting because in the same pile was a Moreland #7 jersey. He only played one season with the Padres, 1988. At some point in that year, they unofficially retired Steve Garvey’s number #6, at which point Moreland had to switch to #7. I was about to grab a Marvell Wynne jersey instead, as he was the only name in the pile that I could remember from my childhood on those late ’80s teams, but it didn’t have any buttons.

    The pants that were on sale were from all the Padres throwback games from 2006 and 2007. I was very tempted to get some of the mustard yellow pants.

    The last item I grabbed was this beautifully framed picture of Eddie Williams playing first base for the Padres. He went to my church while he was a Padre in the mid ’90s, so this had special significance. Overall the frame is about 30″x24″ and only cost $50.

    Don’t miss Friar Fest next year if you’re close to San Diego. There are some great deals to be had!

  • Marty Met | January 28, 2008 at 10:58 am |

    Speaking of Hawaii, Is June Jones insane?

  • Teebz | January 28, 2008 at 11:02 am |

    If anyone knows if the Fan Fests are still going in their hometowns, I’d like to pick up a baseball jersey.

    Just as a size question for me: Do they still make Cecil Fielder and John Kruk-sized jerseys? I thought most ball players were somewhat fit now. ;o)

  • MPowers1634 | January 28, 2008 at 11:03 am |

    her?[/quote]

    The simple truth is this: Ms. Belbin’s figure skating prowess aside, she is not nor will ever be, a member of this esteemed organization.

  • Tape | January 28, 2008 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”211660″][quote comment=”211647″]A positive note about one of Uniwatches’ sponsors: As a lifelong Giants’ fan living in Georgia, I ‘had to have’ a road Eli jersey for Sunday. Ordering from them was a great experience for me. Web site was well designed, clear and efficient. Price was least expensive I found the jersey was at my door in two days. Total quality.[/quote]

    Uh, which sponsor?[/quote]

    my guess is the one advertising with a picture of an Eli Manning jersey, but that’s just a guess…

  • Shaftman | January 28, 2008 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”211665″]The San Diego Padres had their fan fest, dubbed Friar Fest, over the weekend too. I went down to Petco Park on Saturday. They always have a yard sale where they sell game used jerseys, pants, equipment, banners, etc. They used to sell the jerseys for only $35, but this year they bumped the price up to $75. The jerseys usually belong to the lesser players. There would be no chance of finding guys like Hoffman, Gwynn, Sheffield, McGriff, etc.

    I picked up a 2007 Jack Cust road jersey, and a 1988 Keith Moreland road jersey. Front and back of the jerseys.

    The only way that Cust jersey is game worn is if the Padres wore their official roads during Spring Training for a game. Cust was traded to the A’s before he could play a game for the Padres in 2007. It’s not a 2006 jersey because Cust wore #9 during his callup, and Josh Barfield had #29 that season.

    Keith Moreland’s jersey is interesting because in the same pile was a Moreland #7 jersey. He only played one season with the Padres, 1988. At some point in that year, they unofficially retired Steve Garvey’s number #6, at which point Moreland had to switch to #7. I was about to grab a Marvell Wynne jersey instead, as he was the only name in the pile that I could remember from my childhood on those late ’80s teams, but it didn’t have any buttons.

    The pants that were on sale were from all the Padres throwback games from 2006 and 2007. I was very tempted to get some of the mustard yellow pants.

    The last item I grabbed was this beautifully framed picture of Eddie Williams playing first base for the Padres. He went to my church while he was a Padre in the mid ’90s, so this had special significance. Overall the frame is about 30″x24″ and only cost $50.

    Don’t miss Friar Fest next year if you’re close to San Diego. There are some great deals to be had![/quote]

    Does anyone know if the Mets or the Yankess have days like this? Paul, LI Phil, Todd K, anyone?

  • Tape | January 28, 2008 at 11:08 am |

    While I obviously cannot condone the A’s new black alternates, this particular iteration of it looks a hell of a lot better than the one they had a few years ago that was black with green embroidery. Those were borderline illegible and patently ugly.

    At least the main color of the embroidery on this new one is white so as to actually contrast with the jersey color.

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

    I was trying to help Jesse in locating a Pirates Undershirt and came up with this site. It doesn’t help Jesse a lick but it has some nice history of the Pirates uni’s.

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | January 28, 2008 at 11:12 am |

    [quote comment=”211666″]Speaking of Hawaii, Is June Jones insane?[/quote]

    Yes … absolutely … no question. (And those answers are just from my wife.)

    My answer … he is looney tunes!! I don’t care what kind of challenges he was having. I am sure that he could have forced a change at the AD level and still stayed at Hawaii.

  • Shaftman | January 28, 2008 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”211674″]While I obviously cannot condone the A’s new black alternates, this particular iteration of it looks a hell of a lot better than the one they had a few years ago that was black with green embroidery. Those were borderline illegible and patently ugly.

    At least the main color of the embroidery on this new one is white so as to actually contrast with the jersey color.[/quote]

    Now you’re just making excuses for them. They both suck and should be burned. Why should we settle for “at least they weren’t as ugly as the last ones“? (sorry, Teebz)

  • War Damn Eagle | January 28, 2008 at 11:16 am |

    Anyone else hear about this All American Football League, which will play during the Spring and Summer to fill the void left by NFL Europe? They are really playing up the college angle, basing teams in Alabama, Florida, Texas, Michigan and Arkansas. The teams colors are closely mirroring their college counterparts.

    Florida:
    http://www.allameric...

    Tennesee:
    http://www.allameric...

    Texas:
    http://www.allameric...

    Looks like New Balance is the apparel provider.

  • Jerico | January 28, 2008 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”211668″]her?[/quote]

    The simple truth is this: Ms. Belbin’s figure skating prowess aside, she is not nor will ever be, a member of this esteemed organization.[/quote]
    Ah, the daily gratuitous USC Thong, er, Song Girls link…You know, we link to cheerleaders so often, and talk about the likes of Sharapova and Ivanovic so much, it’s refreshing to have a change of pace (like Tanith Belbin) in the women we guys like to visually ogle.

  • Tape | January 28, 2008 at 11:18 am |

    I’m not making excuses. Believe me, I am not accepting of anyone wearing wearing black unless it’s actually a legitimate part of their color scheme, and I don’t condone any baseball team wearing a black jersey regardless of their team colors.

    All I’m saying is, if they’re going to have ugly jerseys, at least this time around you can read them.

    Though the new ones basically look like the Pirates should be wearing them, so the A’s really have no reason to wear them at all.

  • jesse | January 28, 2008 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”211663″]Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: According to this Chicago Tribune blog entry, the White Sox will be wearing 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.

    What’s wrong about the White Sox using our Independence Day to pay tribute to the armed forces, especially when many of those troops are engaging in armed combat in Iraq? Or is that the point — it’s only OK to have a tribute to the military when they’re not actually doing anything involving fighting?

    My reaction may seem harsh, but to say that the White Sox are “overdoing it” for paying tribute to the military on a national holiday is asinine. And this is coming from a blue-blooded Cubs fan.[/quote]

    Wearing camouflaged jerseys on the Fourth of July does nothing to support the armed forces. Just like singing God Bless America during the seventh inning stretch does nothing to prevent terrorism. In fact, these banal, useless gestures really underscore how little average people, myself included, do with respect to these issues. It’s all symbolism to make the fans at the ball park on the 4th of July feel better about doing nothing to support the war effort in this country.

    Want to help? Write your congressman and ask him to increase funds for the soldiers, and to apply them in a way that will help rather than padding the profits of corporate interests. Or support the campaigns of candidates who will the troops home. Which ever side of the debate you’re on and I don’t want to debate staying versus going in Iraq, there are things you can actually do to help.

    But shit, can’t I just watch a god damn ball game without having corporate financed “patriotism” shoved down my throat?

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2008 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”211670″]Does anyone know if the Mets or the Yankess have days like this? Paul, LI Phil, Todd K, anyone?[/quote]

    the mets fan fest isn’t the same thing, per se…

    although you can always pick up overpriced stuff there

    i’ve heard it suggested that they do a once-yearly event at the javits or some such, but to my knowledge, no such event exists

    better off eBaying or attending the myriad card-show type events held at local hotels and convention centers

  • Stuby | January 28, 2008 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”211667″]If anyone knows if the Fan Fests are still going in their hometowns, I’d like to pick up a baseball jersey.

    Just as a size question for me: Do they still make Cecil Fielder and John Kruk-sized jerseys? I thought most ball players were somewhat fit now. ;o)[/quote]
    They may be more fit, but their jerseys don’t fit. A Manny Ramirez jersey would probably work just fine for you.

  • Tape | January 28, 2008 at 11:21 am |

    for some reason, I’ve tried to post a link to the A’s older style of black alts with the illegible green text but the posts do not post.

    cut and paste yourself:

    http://www.footballf...

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2008 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”211682″]Anyone else hear about this All American Football League, which will play during the Spring and Summer to fill the void left by NFL Europe? They are really playing up the college angle, basing teams in Alabama, Florida, Texas, Michigan and Arkansas. The teams colors are closely mirroring their college counterparts.

    Florida:
    http://www.allameric...

    Tennesee:
    http://www.allameric...

    Texas:
    http://www.allameric...

    Looks like New Balance is the apparel provider.[/quote]

    ah…obviouly a weekend reader

  • MPowers1634 | January 28, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”211674″]While I obviously cannot condone the A’s new black alternates, this particular iteration of it looks a hell of a lot better than the one they had a few years ago that was black with green embroidery. Those were borderline illegible and patently ugly.

    At least the main color of the embroidery on this new one is white so as to actually contrast with the jersey color.[/quote]

    Tape, this has nothing to do with your post, rather the link attached to your screenname. You have some GREAT ballpark pics. My favorites were those taken at Eldredge Field, home of the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
    I grew up watching Cardinals games sitting on the Route 28 guardrail behind the Card’s dugout with my dad. Some of my fondest memories were talking to a lanky, young shortstop from Georgia Tech while he was on deck, who in his three years with the team became a huge fan favorite. It was a treat to watch him get drafted by the BoSox and become the great and beloved player that Nomar was.
    One of the greatest joys of my life was being able to bring my wife and two daughters to their first Cardinals game this past Summer.
    Thanks for the flood of memories, Tape!

  • Tape | January 28, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    anyone have an explanation as to why I can’t post a link, be it an actual href link or just pasting the URL without making a link?

    I’ve tried 4 times now and it’s not working. my other posts without links have worked just fine.

    wtf.

  • Greg | January 28, 2008 at 11:26 am |

    Last month at my daughter’s junior high basketball game, my wife got some photos of a unique team name on the Lexington (NE) Junior High jerseys:

    Pretty Maids all in a row

    Another shot

    Lex High calls it’s boys teams the Minutemen (a revolutionary war allusion, of course). The girls go my Minutemaids, but the JH team has shortened that.

  • War Damn Eagle | January 28, 2008 at 11:28 am |

    I’m sorry, Phil, didn’t realize you had already posted links with pics of the new AAFL jerseys. Oh, wait . . .

  • Cullan | January 28, 2008 at 11:28 am |

    Not sure if this popped up anywhere over the weekend, but there is an interesting article here about the creation and use of the Biohazard symbol. (unfortunately no mention of the metal band)
    http://www.hms.harva...

  • Ray | January 28, 2008 at 11:33 am |

    The NHL All Star Game was on last night? Who knew?

  • Teebz | January 28, 2008 at 11:34 am |

    [quote comment=”211679″]
    Now you’re just making excuses for them. They both suck and should be burned. Why should we settle for “at least they weren’t as ugly as the last ones“? (sorry, Teebz)[/quote]

    It’s ok, Shaftman. I’m the minority on that jersey. I might be the only person who likes that jersey on this planet.

    Yes, I AM THE MINORITY. ;o)

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2008 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”211695″]I’m sorry, Phil, didn’t realize you had already posted links with pics of the new AAFL jerseys. Oh, wait . . .[/quote]

    im sorry…i didn’t mean to appear to be ripping on you…it’s just that saturday and sunday (to a lesser extent) there was a rather spirited discussion on the new aafl (mostly by readers other than myself, although i did post once or twice on it)…

    if you do have the time, it might be worth a read thru…

    cheers!

  • Teebz | January 28, 2008 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”211688″][quote comment=”211667″]If anyone knows if the Fan Fests are still going in their hometowns, I’d like to pick up a baseball jersey.

    Just as a size question for me: Do they still make Cecil Fielder and John Kruk-sized jerseys? I thought most ball players were somewhat fit now. ;o)[/quote]
    They may be more fit, but their jerseys don’t fit. A Manny Ramirez jersey would probably work just fine for you.[/quote]

    Ahhh… good call, Stuby.

    Does anyone know if these Fan Fests are continuing? Living at least 8 hours from a MLB team, I never seem to get to these things.

  • hott rodd | January 28, 2008 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”211698″]The NHL All Star Game was on last night? Who knew?[/quote]

    Not I.

    In fact sadly, if I was not a member of this board, I probably would not even know the NHL still existed.

    I say that not to take anything away from the NHL, but rather as a comment on the way the NHL has fallen completely off the average sports fan’s radar screen. I never see ads for the NHL and rarely hear scores.

  • KT | January 28, 2008 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”211695″]I’m sorry, Phil, didn’t realize you had already posted links with pics of the new AAFL jerseys. Oh, wait . . .[/quote]

    He didn’t.

    They were posted over the weekend, though.

    We didn’t have a good one of the Texas jersey or the Arkansas helmet, though. Those are in there. Kind of uninspired.

  • Tape | January 28, 2008 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”211691″]
    Tape, this has nothing to do with your post, rather the link attached to your screenname. You have some GREAT ballpark pics. My favorites were those taken at Eldredge Field, home of the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
    I grew up watching Cardinals games sitting on the Route 28 guardrail behind the Card’s dugout with my dad. Some of my fondest memories were talking to a lanky, young shortstop from Georgia Tech while he was on deck, who in his three years with the team became a huge fan favorite. It was a treat to watch him get drafted by the BoSox and become the great and beloved player that Nomar was.
    One of the greatest joys of my life was being able to bring my wife and two daughters to their first Cardinals game this past Summer.
    Thanks for the flood of memories, Tape![/quote]

    Yeah, last summer I went on a stadium vacation for a week. I hit both NY parks, Philly, Baltimore and DC (plus a game or two a few subway stops away at Fenway).

    I never saw Nomar play. I moved to Orleans in the fall of 1993, just after the summer he played for the Cardinals. I did live about a 2-minute walk away from Eldredge Park, just past the police station across the street, and for those las two summers in high school and the two summers where I still went home from college during the summer, I went to almost every game I could. The big name I remember was Todd Helton. I think Scott Proctor was on one of those teams. Most of the really awesome guys on the Cards were just before or after those few years though, like Nomar, Ben Sheets, Mark Teixeira…

    I remember seeing a bunch of other names on visiting teams moreso however, like Lance Berkman, Barry Zito, Mark Mulder, Aaron Rowand, Mike Lowell, Eric Hinske, Pat Burrell, Eric Byrnes…

    The week after we returned from the baseball trip, I took my girlfriend for her first trip to the Cape. She had never been despite having lived in Mass. all her life, which I found stunning. The keystones of the trip were going to the Kream ‘n Kone for some fried clams and, of course, a CArds game. I can’t think of a better way to spend a day than with those two things.

  • ryan c #40 | January 28, 2008 at 11:49 am |

    don’t kill me! i am a HUGE hockey fan. i am both a fan of my home team (which i won’t mention, because of the question i’m about to ask), AND the game itself… with that said *about to punch myself*… i ask this question:
    is pink a pretty cool hockey color??? those pictures in the ticker weren’t all that bad… you can all hate me now.
    I hate you with a passion, please hand in your hockey fan memebership now….

    ha! i know, i hate me too for even typing that mess! but i don’t know, with the white ice and mostly white boards, and what-not. i’ll make it up to the hockey world somehow!!!

  • Joey Guns | January 28, 2008 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”211670″][quote comment=”211665″]The San Diego Padres had their fan fest, dubbed Friar Fest, over the weekend too. I went down to Petco Park on Saturday. They always have a yard sale where they sell game used jerseys, pants, equipment, banners, etc. They used to sell the jerseys for only $35, but this year they bumped the price up to $75. The jerseys usually belong to the lesser players. There would be no chance of finding guys like Hoffman, Gwynn, Sheffield, McGriff, etc.

    I picked up a 2007 Jack Cust road jersey, and a 1988 Keith Moreland road jersey. Front and back of the jerseys.

    The only way that Cust jersey is game worn is if the Padres wore their official roads during Spring Training for a game. Cust was traded to the A’s before he could play a game for the Padres in 2007. It’s not a 2006 jersey because Cust wore #9 during his callup, and Josh Barfield had #29 that season.

    Keith Moreland’s jersey is interesting because in the same pile was a Moreland #7 jersey. He only played one season with the Padres, 1988. At some point in that year, they unofficially retired Steve Garvey’s number #6, at which point Moreland had to switch to #7. I was about to grab a Marvell Wynne jersey instead, as he was the only name in the pile that I could remember from my childhood on those late ’80s teams, but it didn’t have any buttons.

    The pants that were on sale were from all the Padres throwback games from 2006 and 2007. I was very tempted to get some of the mustard yellow pants.

    The last item I grabbed was this beautifully framed picture of Eddie Williams playing first base for the Padres. He went to my church while he was a Padre in the mid ’90s, so this had special significance. Overall the frame is about 30″x24″ and only cost $50.

    Don’t miss Friar Fest next year if you’re close to San Diego. There are some great deals to be had![/quote]

    Does anyone know if the Mets or the Yankess have days like this? Paul, LI Phil, Todd K, anyone?[/quote]

    No, they don’t. I’m guessing Steiner Sports scoops up all of the jerseys and things that other teams would normally sell at a fan fest.

    Then they can sell a NY Yankees PJ Pilittere #86 2007 Game Used Spring Training Home BP Jersey for the cheap price of $150.00. UNREAL!

    http://www.steinersp...

  • Robert | January 28, 2008 at 11:53 am |

    [quote comment=”211694″]Last month at my daughter’s junior high basketball game, my wife got some photos of a unique team name on the Lexington (NE) Junior High jerseys:

    Pretty Maids all in a row

    Another shot

    Lex High calls it’s boys teams the Minutemen (a revolutionary war allusion, of course). The girls go my Minutemaids, but the JH team has shortened that.[/quote]

    It looks like, like so many, Lexington is emphasizing the black in their color scheme these days. When “Lex” was my school’s rival twenty-five years ago (go Dusters!), their uniforms were orange and white, with black trim. They looked a lot better that way.

  • Joey Guns | January 28, 2008 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”211704″][quote comment=”211695″]I’m sorry, Phil, didn’t realize you had already posted links with pics of the new AAFL jerseys. Oh, wait . . .[/quote]

    He didn’t.

    They were posted over the weekend, though.

    We didn’t have a good one of the Texas jersey or the Arkansas helmet, though. Those are in there. Kind of uninspired.[/quote]

    I’m one of the few that did watch the NHL All-Star Game last night for a little bit. Very humorous moment at the start of the game. The announcers were talking to Rick DiPietro, who was the starting goalie for the east. As the puck dropped, and the first period started, they started asking him questions. Just as he’s in the middle of answering a question, the west steals the puck and shoots on him and scores, 12 seconds into the game, a new record. Too funny…….

  • MPowers1634 | January 28, 2008 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”211706″][quote comment=”211691″]
    Tape, this has nothing to do with your post, rather the link attached to your screenname. You have some GREAT ballpark pics. My favorites were those taken at Eldredge Field, home of the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
    I grew up watching Cardinals games sitting on the Route 28 guardrail behind the Card’s dugout with my dad. Some of my fondest memories were talking to a lanky, young shortstop from Georgia Tech while he was on deck, who in his three years with the team became a huge fan favorite. It was a treat to watch him get drafted by the BoSox and become the great and beloved player that Nomar was.
    One of the greatest joys of my life was being able to bring my wife and two daughters to their first Cardinals game this past Summer.
    Thanks for the flood of memories, Tape![/quote]

    Yeah, last summer I went on a stadium vacation for a week. I hit both NY parks, Philly, Baltimore and DC (plus a game or two a few subway stops away at Fenway).

    I never saw Nomar play. I moved to Orleans in the fall of 1993, just after the summer he played for the Cardinals. I did live about a 2-minute walk away from Eldredge Park, just past the police station across the street, and for those las two summers in high school and the two summers where I still went home from college during the summer, I went to almost every game I could. The big name I remember was Todd Helton. I think Scott Proctor was on one of those teams. Most of the really awesome guys on the Cards were just before or after those few years though, like Nomar, Ben Sheets, Mark Teixeira…

    I remember seeing a bunch of other names on visiting teams moreso however, like Lance Berkman, Barry Zito, Mark Mulder, Aaron Rowand, Mike Lowell, Eric Hinske, Pat Burrell, Eric Byrnes…

    The week after we returned from the baseball trip, I took my girlfriend for her first trip to the Cape. She had never been despite having lived in Mass. all her life, which I found stunning. The keystones of the trip were going to the Kream ‘n Kone for some fried clams and, of course, a CArds game. I can’t think of a better way to spend a day than with those two things.[/quote]

    Having spent the lions share of my summers in Wellfleet, I have many great memories from the Cape. The must-see landmarks are too many to mention, but some of my favorites are the BeachComber, the Bookstore, Square Dancing on Wednesday Nights at the pier, PJ’s Ice Cream, the Baseball Shop in Orleans, Shop Therapy in P-Town, P-Town in general, not for the feint of heart, etc, etc. One thing I will never forget is our first Saturday on the cape was always grocery day. we would go to Angelo’s in Orleans and my father and I would head straight to the Magazine aisle and pick up Street and Smith’s college football preview. We would buy one copy for each of us and I would have that book memorized by Monday. My father and I didn’t see eye to eye on many things, but college football was our saving grace. Unfortunately he’s now gone but it’s reminders like those that are worthwhile!

    It’s also the reason why I am the rarest of anilmals, a Red Sox and Yankee fan. What would I do without either team? It’s easier to just admit that I’m a baseball fan in general!

  • Howie | January 28, 2008 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”211613″]So, I got one of those Herrington catalogs in the mail, paged through it, and noticed this. OK, not so bad looking, but the advert was playing up the Rugby World Cup connection.

    Looking at the shirts, I thought – hey, isn’t the New Zealand logo supposed to be this, and not the flag?

    So, I go to an official Rugby World Cup site, and find that of course, there’s nothing even remotely similar to the

    game

    jerseys or other officially licensed merchandise being offered.

    Boo.

    ed[/quote]
    As a former employee of Mr. Herrington, I can tell you he makes shit up and assumes nobody notices (or cares) becuase HE is smarter and more worldly than everyone…

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2008 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”211711″][quote comment=”211706″][quote comment=”211691″]
    Tape, this has nothing to do with your post, rather the link attached to your screenname. You have some GREAT ballpark pics. My favorites were those taken at Eldredge Field, home of the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
    I grew up watching Cardinals games sitting on the Route 28 guardrail behind the Card’s dugout with my dad. Some of my fondest memories were talking to a lanky, young shortstop from Georgia Tech while he was on deck, who in his three years with the team became a huge fan favorite. It was a treat to watch him get drafted by the BoSox and become the great and beloved player that Nomar was.
    One of the greatest joys of my life was being able to bring my wife and two daughters to their first Cardinals game this past Summer.
    Thanks for the flood of memories, Tape![/quote]

    Yeah, last summer I went on a stadium vacation for a week. I hit both NY parks, Philly, Baltimore and DC (plus a game or two a few subway stops away at Fenway).

    I never saw Nomar play. I moved to Orleans in the fall of 1993, just after the summer he played for the Cardinals. I did live about a 2-minute walk away from Eldredge Park, just past the police station across the street, and for those las two summers in high school and the two summers where I still went home from college during the summer, I went to almost every game I could. The big name I remember was Todd Helton. I think Scott Proctor was on one of those teams. Most of the really awesome guys on the Cards were just before or after those few years though, like Nomar, Ben Sheets, Mark Teixeira…

    I remember seeing a bunch of other names on visiting teams moreso however, like Lance Berkman, Barry Zito, Mark Mulder, Aaron Rowand, Mike Lowell, Eric Hinske, Pat Burrell, Eric Byrnes…

    The week after we returned from the baseball trip, I took my girlfriend for her first trip to the Cape. She had never been despite having lived in Mass. all her life, which I found stunning. The keystones of the trip were going to the Kream ‘n Kone for some fried clams and, of course, a CArds game. I can’t think of a better way to spend a day than with those two things.[/quote]

    Having spent the lions share of my summers in Wellfleet, I have many great memories from the Cape. The must-see landmarks are too many to mention, but some of my favorites are the BeachComber, the Bookstore, Square Dancing on Wednesday Nights at the pier, PJ’s Ice Cream, the Baseball Shop in Orleans, Shop Therapy in P-Town, P-Town in general, not for the feint of heart, etc, etc. One thing I will never forget is our first Saturday on the cape was always grocery day. we would go to Angelo’s in Orleans and my father and I would head straight to the Magazine aisle and pick up Street and Smith’s college football preview. We would buy one copy for each of us and I would have that book memorized by Monday. My father and I didn’t see eye to eye on many things, but college football was our saving grace. Unfortunately he’s now gone but it’s reminders like those that are worthwhile!

    It’s also the reason why I am the rarest of anilmals, a Red Sox and Yankee fan. What would I do without either team? It’s easier to just admit that I’m a baseball fan in general![/quote]

    can you guys do this via email?

  • Kenny | January 28, 2008 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”211694″]Last month at my daughter’s junior high basketball game, my wife got some photos of a unique team name on the Lexington (NE) Junior High jerseys:

    Pretty Maids all in a row

    Another shot

    Lex High calls it’s boys teams the Minutemen (a revolutionary war allusion, of course). The girls go my Minutemaids, but the JH team has shortened that.[/quote]

    I love orange juice

  • todd krevanchi | January 28, 2008 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”211670″]

    Does anyone know if the Mets or the Yankess have days like this? Paul, LI Phil, Todd K, anyone?[/quote]

    sorry i cant help you. all i know is that the phillies have what they call a caravan, in which a selection of players and coaches come to a city to promote the team. only reason i know is because they were just here in the lehigh valley for a cross promotion with the iron pigs.

    oh, and im still trying to get over the fact that marvell wynne made the blog…
    i love obscure 80’s and 90’s players. we created a drinking game out of it in college.

  • CraigD | January 28, 2008 at 12:12 pm |

    Ohio State basketball wore football inspired shorts on Saturday

  • Stuby | January 28, 2008 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”211715″][quote comment=”211670″]

    Does anyone know if the Mets or the Yankess have days like this? Paul, LI Phil, Todd K, anyone?[/quote]

    sorry i cant help you. all i know is that the phillies have what they call a caravan, in which a selection of players and coaches come to a city to promote the team. only reason i know is because they were just here in the lehigh valley for a cross promotion with the iron pigs.

    oh, and im still trying to get over the fact that marvell wynne made the blog…
    i love obscure 80’s and 90’s players. we created a drinking game out of it in college.[/quote]
    This is the best drinking game I’ve ever heard of. I’ve never played, but a buddy of mine who went to Michigan State told me about it. Sounds like one could seriously ‘faced playing it.

  • James Craven | January 28, 2008 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote][quote comment=”211683″]“The simple truth is this: Ms. Belbin’s figure skating prowess aside, she is not nor will ever be, a member of this esteemed organization.”
    “Ah, the daily gratuitous USC Thong, er, Song Girls link…”[/quote][/quote]

    Anyone have a photo of this year’s Rose Bowl moon shot?

  • MPowers1634 | January 28, 2008 at 12:16 pm |

    Sorry to all. Phil especially!

  • KT | January 28, 2008 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”211718″]Anyone have a photo of this year’s Rose Bowl moon shot?[/quote]

    Wasn’t this year, was it? That was the year before?

  • todd krevanchi | January 28, 2008 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”211717″] http://forums.hornfa...” rel=”nofollow”>This is the best drinking game I’ve ever heard of. I’ve never played, but a buddy of mine who went to Michigan State told me about it. Sounds like one could seriously ‘faced playing it.[/quote]

    another one we created was the dazed and confused game. its very easy.
    a. around a case per player.
    b. put in the dvd.
    c. every time mitch kramer does the thing with his nose, drink
    d. every time the word “man” is said, drink. if its a part of a word, ie. “freshman” drink.

    thats it.

  • NSFW | January 28, 2008 at 12:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”211718″]Anyone have a photo of this year’s Rose Bowl moon shot?[/quote]

    How about video? (Not Safe For Work, probably. Come on, it’s a college girl’s hindquarters – if it’s safe where you work, I want to work there.)

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2008 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”211720″][quote comment=”211718″]Anyone have a photo of this year’s Rose Bowl moon shot?[/quote]

    Wasn’t this year, was it? That was the year before?[/quote]

    correct…it was the michigan vs. usc game…2007

  • MPowers1634 | January 28, 2008 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”211718″][quote][quote comment=”211683″]“The simple truth is this: Ms. Belbin’s figure skating prowess aside, she is not nor will ever be, a member of this esteemed organization.”
    “Ah, the daily gratuitous USC Thong, er, Song Girls link…”[/quote][/quote]

    Anyone have a photo of this year’s Rose Bowl moon shot?[/quote]

    It is my FIRMbelief that this should become a daily component of Uni-Watch.

    Ask and ye shall receive.

  • MPowers1634 | January 28, 2008 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”211716″]Ohio State basketball wore football inspired shorts on Saturday[/quote]

    Those are great! I LOVE the crossing over of iconic traits like the discussion of the winged helmet of Michigan the other day!

  • Duckstyle | January 28, 2008 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”211684″]I’m not making excuses. Believe me, I am not accepting of anyone wearing wearing black unless it’s actually a legitimate part of their color scheme, and I don’t condone any baseball team wearing a black jersey regardless of their team colors.

    All I’m saying is, if they’re going to have ugly jerseys, at least this time around you can read them.

    Though the new ones basically look like the Pirates should be wearing them, so the A’s really have no reason to wear them at all.[/quote]

    I’m gonna have to call shananigans on that! The White Sox black jersey, although it is my 3 choice out of 3, looks awesome with the gray pants. And when I say out of 3, I’m refering to the white-pinstripe, road gray, and black alternate. I pay no attention to the home vest, it doesn’t exist! “lalalalalalal!” I say with my eyes closed and index fingers planted firmly in my ears.

  • Dave H. | January 28, 2008 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”211640″]You did NOT just crack on Tanith Belbin, did you?[/quote]

    My greatest claim to fame in life?


    I took that picture.

  • quezstyle | January 28, 2008 at 12:43 pm |

    does anyone know the pantone colors for the washington nationals? and perhaps the font for their jersey numbers (specifically the rear)

  • interlockingtc | January 28, 2008 at 12:44 pm |

    Let us hope the Twins return to their original home script. The current wordmark has no appeal, World Series titles and all.

  • MPowers1634 | January 28, 2008 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”211717″][quote comment=”211715″][quote comment=”211670″]

    Does anyone know if the Mets or the Yankess have days like this? Paul, LI Phil, Todd K, anyone?[/quote]

    sorry i cant help you. all i know is that the phillies have what they call a caravan, in which a selection of players and coaches come to a city to promote the team. only reason i know is because they were just here in the lehigh valley for a cross promotion with the iron pigs.

    oh, and im still trying to get over the fact that marvell wynne made the blog…
    i love obscure 80’s and 90’s players. we created a drinking game out of it in college.[/quote]
    This is the best drinking game I’ve ever heard of. I’ve never played, but a buddy of mine who went to Michigan State told me about it. Sounds like one could seriously ‘faced playing it.[/quote]

    Absolutely Genius, I vote that we play that Bitch at the UW gathering on Saturday with Foster’s oil cans at Sheep Station while wearing TO jerseys customized with Adolph on the nameplate!

  • KT | January 28, 2008 at 12:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”211730″][quote comment=”211640″]You did NOT just crack on Tanith Belbin, did you?[/quote]

    My greatest claim to fame in life?


    I took that picture.
    [/quote]

    Mine?

    I held up that picture with one hand.

  • Jim | January 28, 2008 at 12:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”211734″][quote comment=”211730″][quote comment=”211640″]You did NOT just crack on Tanith Belbin, did you?[/quote]

    My greatest claim to fame in life?


    I took that picture.
    [/quote]

    Mine?

    I held up that picture with one hand.[/quote]

    Oh yea? I invented pictures……

  • Kevin | January 28, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    The NHL All-Star Game was last night, but I found the uniforms to be unremarkable at best.

    Is there some sort of rule that “All-Star” games have to have uni’s overloaded with images of stars? I mean, I get it, these guys are “stars” of their team/league/universe.

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”211731″]does anyone know the pantone colors for the washington nationals? and perhaps the font for their jersey numbers (specifically the rear)[/quote]

    paging dr. radom

  • Dr. Rumack (aka Shaftman) | January 28, 2008 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”211738″][quote comment=”211731″]does anyone know the pantone colors for the washington nationals? and perhaps the font for their jersey numbers (specifically the rear)[/quote]

    paging dr. radom[/quote]

    What can I do for you?

  • KT | January 28, 2008 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”211737″]Is there some sort of rule that “All-Star” games have to have uni’s overloaded with images of stars? I mean, I get it, these guys are “stars” of their team/league/universe.[/quote]

    They should put Kenny Bania on the jerseys.

    Signifying that “They’re the best, Jerry! The BEST!”

  • Dave | January 28, 2008 at 1:05 pm |

    Has it been confirmed that New England will wear blue jerseys in the Super Bowl? I only ask because I saw a picture of some players wearing blue pants in practice last week.

    Also, Atlanta Krunk? Seriously. Wow.

  • Jason Scott | January 28, 2008 at 1:06 pm |

    Hey

    If anyone is interested in checking out a CFL locker room and a behind the scenes look at some uniform prep, check out and look in the Ticats TV area. It shows and in depth look at the locker room of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

  • S. Bennett | January 28, 2008 at 1:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”211734″][quote comment=”211730″][quote comment=”211640″]You did NOT just crack on Tanith Belbin, did you?[/quote]

    My greatest claim to fame in life?


    I took that picture.
    [/quote]

    Mine?

    I held up that picture with one hand.[/quote]

    What were you doing with the other one?

    SB

  • KT | January 28, 2008 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”211742″]Has it been confirmed that New England will wear blue jerseys in the Super Bowl?[/quote]

    Not yet, but I believe their quarterback will wear a green….oh, never mind.

  • Stuby | January 28, 2008 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”211746″][quote comment=”211734″][quote comment=”211730″][quote comment=”211640″]You did NOT just crack on Tanith Belbin, did you?[/quote]

    My greatest claim to fame in life?


    I took that picture.
    [/quote]

    Mine?

    I held up that picture with one hand.[/quote]

    What were you doing with the other one?

    SB[/quote]
    I don’t think any of us needed an elaboration on that, but thanks anyway.

  • DouginGA | January 28, 2008 at 1:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”211721″][quote comment=”211717″] http://forums.hornfa...” rel=”nofollow”>This is the best drinking game I’ve ever heard of. I’ve never played, but a buddy of mine who went to Michigan State told me about it. Sounds like one could seriously ‘faced playing it.[/quote]

    another one we created was the dazed and confused game. its very easy.
    a. around a case per player.
    b. put in the dvd.
    c. every time mitch kramer does the thing with his nose, drink
    d. every time the word “man” is said, drink. if its a part of a word, ie. “freshman” drink.

    thats it.[/quote]

    My personal favorite drinking game involves the Police’s classic “Roxanne”. Every time the song says “Roxanne”, drink up! We counted once- 23 times in 3 minutes.

  • Stuby | January 28, 2008 at 1:22 pm |

    I was looking through an old Baseball Digest the other day and had forgotten how awsomely awesome this guy’s Jheri Curl was. That would leave a serious stain on a couch.

  • ryan c #40 | January 28, 2008 at 1:22 pm |

    The NHL All-Star Game was last night, but I found the uniforms to be unremarkable at best.
    Is there some sort of rule that “All-Star” games have to have uni’s overloaded with images of stars? I mean, I get it, these guys are “stars” of their team/league/universe.

    all star uni’s are either overly stupid or painfully plain. haha

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2008 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote]That would leave a serious stain on a couch.[/quote]

    sounds like you know about these things…

  • Stuby | January 28, 2008 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”211752″][quote]That would leave a serious stain on a couch.[/quote]

    sounds like you know about these things…[/quote]
    I’m the heir to the Soul-Glo empire.

  • KT | January 28, 2008 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”211750″] That would leave a serious stain on a couch.[/quote]

    Which is, oddly enough, the answer to the question posed in comment #100.

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2008 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”211753″][quote comment=”211752″][quote]That would leave a serious stain on a couch.[/quote]

    sounds like you know about these things…[/quote]
    I’m the heir to the Soul-Glo empire.[/quote]

    I don’t think any of us needed an elaboration on that, but thanks anyway.

  • tommy | January 28, 2008 at 1:38 pm |

    Did anyone notice that the Leafs Thomas Kaberle was wearing a pair of Atlanta Thrashers gloves in the Skills Competition on Saturday night. If you look close you can see them here:

    http://www.thestar.c...

    If he didn’t have his own glaoves, why couldn’t he have just used apair of Team West All-Star gloves that were just Blue and White?

  • Shane S. | January 28, 2008 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”211742″]Also, Atlanta Krunk? Seriously. Wow.[/quote]

    I agree, just awful. Are there no good names left? Its like a updated crappy version of the New Orleans Jazz or St. Louis Blues: both are hommages to the local music scene, but KRUNK?

  • Teebz | January 28, 2008 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”211760″]Did anyone notice that the Leafs Thomas Kaberle was wearing a pair of Atlanta Thrashers gloves in the Skills Competition on Saturday night. If you look close you can see them here:

    http://www.thestar.c...

    If he didn’t have his own glaoves, why couldn’t he have just used apair of Team West All-Star gloves that were just Blue and White?[/quote]

    He plays for the East. Since each player has their own set of gloves for the All-Star Game, I’d assume no player wanted wet, sweaty gloves for the next day, especially if playing against Kaberle. With the Thrashers haveing extra sets of gloves in their locker room, it’s a quick and easy fix.

  • Pat | January 28, 2008 at 1:45 pm |

    When did this comment section become like a frat house where we talk about drinking games, make useless comments about hot girls and vague references to jerking off?

    I remember like 3 or 4 months ago when people actually talked about uniforms and posted pictures of interesting uniforms. Reading the comments, which I do because I like to see if anyone posts anything of interest that I had not seen before, has become a chore.

    That’s me getting off the soap box and getting back to the board, mostly in the background.

  • Ian K | January 28, 2008 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”211749″][quote comment=”211721″][quote comment=”211717″] http://forums.hornfa...” rel=”nofollow”>This is the best drinking game I’ve ever heard of. I’ve never played, but a buddy of mine who went to Michigan State told me about it. Sounds like one could seriously ‘faced playing it.[/quote]

    another one we created was the dazed and confused game. its very easy.
    a. around a case per player.
    b. put in the dvd.
    c. every time mitch kramer does the thing with his nose, drink
    d. every time the word “man” is said, drink. if its a part of a word, ie. “freshman” drink.

    thats it.[/quote]

    My personal favorite drinking game involves the Police’s classic “Roxanne”. Every time the song says “Roxanne”, drink up! We counted once- 23 times in 3 minutes.[/quote]

    Sorry to get so off-topic, but this game is played with 2 teams: “Roxanne” and “Red Light” teams, and I think there is 1 or 2 more Roxannes.

  • Brandon Davis | January 28, 2008 at 1:48 pm |

    Saw the A’s jerseys up close at FanFest, they certainly are terrible. Spoke with equipment manager Steve Vucinich about them and he says that the new black jerseys will become the team’s home alternate while the much better green alternates will become the club’s road alternate jersey. The A’s will also continue to wear white at home and gray on the road.

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | January 28, 2008 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”211640″]You did NOT just crack on Tanith Belbin, did you?[/quote]

    People – no hatin’ on Tanith

  • Teebz | January 28, 2008 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”211779″][quote comment=”211640″]You did NOT just crack on Tanith Belbin, did you?[/quote]

    People – no hatin’ on Tanith[/quote]

    Yeah, lay off the Canadian gal. :o)

  • MPowers1634 | January 28, 2008 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”211755″][quote comment=”211750″] That would leave a serious stain on a couch.[/quote]

    Which is, oddly enough, the answer to the question posed in comment #100.[/quote]

    #113, I see no resemblance to such allegations.

    And to KT, I must say, I consider you to be one of the more articulate and knowledgeable posters that we have here at UniWatchblog.com and I know that I chided you a bit last evening for being too serious, however I never expected you to have such witty posts “ejaculate” into this board.
    I might be “premature” in saying this, but I nominate you for today’s prize.

    Oh, and just in case.

  • Adam | January 28, 2008 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”211728″]The White Sox black jersey, although it is my 3 choice out of 3, looks awesome with the gray pants. And when I say out of 3, I’m refering to the white-pinstripe, road gray, and black alternate. I pay no attention to the home vest, it doesn’t exist! “lalalalalalal!” I say with my eyes closed and index fingers planted firmly in my ears.[/quote]

    I haven’t seen any sort of official word on this, but according to that list of 2008 uniform changes that was leaked a while ago, the White Sox black vest does no longer exist.

  • Adam | January 28, 2008 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”211791″]
    I haven’t seen any sort of official word on this, but according to that list of 2008 uniform changes that was leaked a while ago, the White Sox black vest does no longer exist.[/quote]

    Sorry, that should be “home vest”, thankfully they never had a black one.

  • Duckstyle | January 28, 2008 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”211792″][quote comment=”211791″]
    I haven’t seen any sort of official word on this, but according to that list of 2008 uniform changes that was leaked a while ago, the White Sox black vest does no longer exist.[/quote]

    Sorry, that should be “home vest”, thankfully they never had a black one.[/quote]

    Fingers crossed

  • KT | January 28, 2008 at 2:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”211788″]And to KT, I must say, I consider you to be one of the more articulate and knowledgeable posters that we have here at UniWatchblog.com and I know that I chided you a bit last evening for being too serious,[/quote]

    Thank you. I didn’t read what you said because I figured I’d leave it at what I said, but fair enough. I guess someone will chime in whether we seriously discuss an issue like grownups and say that’s bad and then decry us if we make a dick joke and I guess we’re all just supposed to talk about inseams and stuff and that and only that will pass muster with whoever’s keeping track of such things.

    This is a free market economy, I guess. If someone doesn’t like the tone of the discussion, they’re free to not read it or not participate or whatever. Or they can try to steer it one way or another.

    But it’s the internet. You’re not going to keep any community that skews towards males of a certain age and with an interest in sports from eventually degenerating (if you like) into baser discussions.

    [quote]
    however I never expected you to have such witty posts “ejaculate” into this board.
    I might be “premature” in saying this, but I nominate you for today’s prize.[/quote]

    Do I win a green dot?

  • Dane | January 28, 2008 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”211760″]Did anyone notice that the Leafs Thomas Kaberle was wearing a pair of Atlanta Thrashers gloves in the Skills Competition on Saturday night. If you look close you can see them here:

    http://www.thestar.c...

    If he didn’t have his own glaoves, why couldn’t he have just used apair of Team West All-Star gloves that were just Blue and White?[/quote]

    Since he went 4-for-4 in the accuracy shooting, do you think he’ll keep wearing those gloves?

    Or does it gotta be the shoes?

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2008 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”211803″]Do I win a green dot?[/quote]

    as long as the roots are not severed, all is well…and all will be well in the garden.

  • MPowers1634 | January 28, 2008 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”211599″]In regards to the article mentioning that Hawaii might be looking for a new apparel deal, I would be upset to see them land a new dealer and go away from the uniform detailing that Nike has developed for them. I love the helmets and striping on the pants. I feel that Hawaii’s uniforms are the most unique in college football. They do an excellent job of representing the school, people and geographic area of Hawaii IMHO.[/quote]

    Most unique in college foosball?

    Lest we forget people?

    http://i8.photobucke...
    http://pictopia.com/...
    http://seattlepi.nws...
    http://photos.oregon...

  • john | January 28, 2008 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”211679″][quote comment=”211674″]While I obviously cannot condone the A’s new black alternates, this particular iteration of it looks a hell of a lot better than the one they had a few years ago that was black with green embroidery. Those were borderline illegible and patently ugly.

    At least the main color of the embroidery on this new one is white so as to actually contrast with the jersey color.[/quote]

    Now you’re just making excuses for them. They both suck and should be burned. Why should we settle for “at least they weren’t as ugly as the last ones“? (sorry, Teebz)[/quote]

    you have no idea how hard it is to track down that beauty

  • tommy | January 28, 2008 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”211768″][quote comment=”211760″]Did anyone notice that the Leafs Thomas Kaberle was wearing a pair of Atlanta Thrashers gloves in the Skills Competition on Saturday night. If you look close you can see them here:

    http://www.thestar.c...

    If he didn’t have his own glaoves, why couldn’t he have just used apair of Team West All-Star gloves that were just Blue and White?[/quote]

    He plays for the East. Since each player has their own set of gloves for the All-Star Game, I’d assume no player wanted wet, sweaty gloves for the next day, especially if playing against Kaberle. With the Thrashers haveing extra sets of gloves in their locker room, it’s a quick and easy fix.[/quote]

    First off, sorry for all the typos in my original post. ( I was eating lunch…)

    I know Kaberle plays in the East, but c’mon… like they wouldn’t have had , like, one pair of spare “west” gloves kicking around? Did you not see all the stuff in the dressing rooms that were just sitting there for charity auctions etc? I just thought it was weird. I wonder what auctually happened to Kabby’s Leaf gloves?

  • MPowers1634 | January 28, 2008 at 2:34 pm |

    As per post #122.

    Well stated, as usual, KT.
    In regards to my preferences and banal commentary, I lean more towards more double knit mesh and pantone discussion!

  • MPowers1634 | January 28, 2008 at 2:36 pm |

    As per post #122.

    Well stated, as usual, KT.
    In regards to my preferences and banal commentary, I “lean” more towards more double knit mesh and pantone discussion!
    However, the “blowing” off of steam once in a while should not be an egregious foul.

    I am now officialy done using quotation marks, they, and the themes that they are highlighting, are becoming trite.
    They were simply used to, um, poke, fun at a reprimand.

  • MPowers1634 | January 28, 2008 at 2:36 pm |

    As per post #122.

    Well stated, as usual, KT.
    In regards to my preferences and banal commentary, I “lean” more towards more double knit mesh and pantone discussion!
    However, the “blowing” off of steam once in a while should not be an egregious foul.

    I am now officialy done using quotation marks, they, and the themes that they are highlighting, are becoming trite.
    They were simply used to, um, poke, fun at a reprimand.

    Ok, now I’m done.

  • Dane | January 28, 2008 at 2:36 pm |

    One of our favorite apparel brands, Under Armour, will be an advertiser in the Super Bowl XLII broadcast. Here’s the complete list.

  • MPowers1634 | January 28, 2008 at 2:38 pm |

    Seriously, my PC is acting really strangely, hence the ANNOYING triple post. I’ll check that out, I’m not really that incompetent. See, II could have but I didn’t go there

  • Kerry P | January 28, 2008 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”211808″][quote comment=”211599″]In regards to the article mentioning that Hawaii might be looking for a new apparel deal, I would be upset to see them land a new dealer and go away from the uniform detailing that Nike has developed for them. I love the helmets and striping on the pants. I feel that Hawaii’s uniforms are the most unique in college football. They do an excellent job of representing the school, people and geographic area of Hawaii IMHO.[/quote]

    Most unique in college foosball?

    Lest we forget people?

    http://i8.photobucke...
    MAN those BYU duds are pretty.

  • Teebz | January 28, 2008 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”211813″][quote comment=”211768″][quote comment=”211760″]Did anyone notice that the Leafs Thomas Kaberle was wearing a pair of Atlanta Thrashers gloves in the Skills Competition on Saturday night. If you look close you can see them here:

    http://www.thestar.c...

    If he didn’t have his own glaoves, why couldn’t he have just used apair of Team West All-Star gloves that were just Blue and White?[/quote]

    He plays for the East. Since each player has their own set of gloves for the All-Star Game, I’d assume no player wanted wet, sweaty gloves for the next day, especially if playing against Kaberle. With the Thrashers haveing extra sets of gloves in their locker room, it’s a quick and easy fix.[/quote]

    First off, sorry for all the typos in my original post. ( I was eating lunch…)

    I know Kaberle plays in the East, but c’mon… like they wouldn’t have had , like, one pair of spare “west” gloves kicking around? Did you not see all the stuff in the dressing rooms that were just sitting there for charity auctions etc? I just thought it was weird. I wonder what auctually happened to Kabby’s Leaf gloves?[/quote]

    No. Each player gets two jerseys and two sets of gloves that can be worn in the game. If you watched during the game, each player had an additional set of equipment in their lockers.

    While the NHL puts lots of stuff up for charity, I’m quite certain some lucky winner does not want the smell of sweat permeating their home when they open the “autographed West All-Star Gloves”.

    The prevailing rumour was the same thing that happened to Ryan Getzlaf last year at the All-Star Game. Apparently he arrived, but his equipment didn’t.

  • Joe H | January 28, 2008 at 2:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”211819″]One of our favorite apparel brands, Under Armour, will be an advertiser in the Super Bowl XLII broadcast. Here’s the complete list.[/quote]

    I’m pretty excited about that!

  • Kool Mar-T | January 28, 2008 at 3:01 pm |

    If the Patriots wore their silver pants with the regular blue socks on the road, would you root for them? I might.
    Cosidering the helmet is silver, I don’t think that color is represented enough throughout the rest of the kit.
    I realize striped socks look great and that they are very popular on this site. However, those Adidas looking things on the road kind of come from out of nowhere.
    I am by no means a fan of their get up. I just thing it could be improved rather easily. Don’t you agree?
    I’m the HipHopopotamus, my lyrics are bottomless…

  • Pat | January 28, 2008 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”211818″]As per post #122.

    Well stated, as usual, KT.
    In regards to my preferences and banal commentary, I “lean” more towards more double knit mesh and pantone discussion!
    However, the “blowing” off of steam once in a while should not be an egregious foul.

    I am now officialy done using quotation marks, they, and the themes that they are highlighting, are becoming trite.
    They were simply used to, um, poke, fun at a reprimand.

    Ok, now I’m done.[/quote]

    Who reprimanded. Jeez, I was stating my frustration with the immaturity of “ejaculation” jokes. That’s all. I think I have every right to first of all be frustrated by them on uniwatch as well as express my frustration on uniwatch. Just aas much as you have the right to make such immature comments. (Now that was a reprimand)

    I don’t feel like you have to discuss inseams and the like at all times. But I don’t feel like this comment section needs to be reduced to, basically, toilet humor. I’m all for dirty jokes, in the right context, but having to sift through 5 or 6 replies to every remark about a hot girl and what you did with that picture just to find something worth my reading is very frustrating.

    If that’s where this site is headed then I’m going to have to take one loyal reader away from Paul’s very well run and enjoyable site. I’ll keep it to my morning read and that’s all.

    I won’t even begin to bring up my frustration with all the dumb green dot jokes.

    And now, I’m done.

  • Paul Lukas | January 28, 2008 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”211838″]I don’t feel like you have to discuss inseams and the like at all times. But I don’t feel like this comment section needs to be reduced to, basically, toilet humor. I’m all for dirty jokes, in the right context, but having to sift through 5 or 6 replies to every remark about a hot girl and what you did with that picture just to find something worth my reading is very frustrating.[/quote]

    Agreed. Let’s cut down on the non-uni content, and also on the one-liners (those of you who specialize in this know who you are). A little more information and a little less performance art, please. OK? OK.

  • MPowers1634 | January 28, 2008 at 3:14 pm |

    All kidding aside, your points make sense Pat, mine was simply an attempt at removing some tension,if any, i.e. reprimand, faux potty humor in quotations. Your constructive criticism is exactly that, constructive! No need to lose faith in UW or we, the readers and posters.

    Now on to business. One aspect of the Pats uniforms that did not go over too well with us were the Silver jerseys. It seemed that when New England donned them, the repulsion was wide spread.

  • MPowers1634 | January 28, 2008 at 3:23 pm |

    By the way, those OSU football-inspired basketball shorts are now for sale on their website. I haven’t previously seen them there.

  • Menelaos | January 28, 2008 at 3:24 pm |

    As an avid hockey fan, I’m used to the fact that it is not a sport that wins popularity contests.

    The real Uni-Watch moments (I went to the game) were in the crowd. The link in the ticker was a terrible article by a notoriously terrible newspaper. What I saw at Phillips last night was one of the most impressive collections of authentic jerseys in one place… well at least for hockey.

    It was kind of neat to see “>Kovalchuk in Russia red.

  • EGlick | January 28, 2008 at 3:24 pm |

    This is very funny and has an excellent uni rant.
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Gill | January 28, 2008 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”211669″][quote comment=”211660″][quote comment=”211647″]A positive note about one of Uniwatches’ sponsors: As a lifelong Giants’ fan living in Georgia, I ‘had to have’ a road Eli jersey for Sunday. Ordering from them was a great experience for me. Web site was well designed, clear and efficient. Price was least expensive I found the jersey was at my door in two days. Total quality.[/quote]

    Uh, which sponsor?[/quote]

    You are correct. Jersey Joe. Great operation.

    my guess is the one advertising with a picture of an Eli Manning jersey, but that’s just a guess…[/quote]

  • Gill | January 28, 2008 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”211660″][quote comment=”211647″]A positive note about one of Uniwatches’ sponsors: As a lifelong Giants’ fan living in Georgia, I ‘had to have’ a road Eli jersey for Sunday. Ordering from them was a great experience for me. Web site was well designed, clear and efficient. Price was least expensive I found the jersey was at my door in two days. Total quality.[/quote]

    Uh, which sponsor?[/quote]
    Jersey Joes. Awesome operation.

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | January 28, 2008 at 3:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”211844″]Now on to business. One aspect of the Pats uniforms that did not go over too well with us were the Silver jerseys. It seemed that when New England donned them, the repulsion was wide spread.[/quote]

    I’m going to take the other side on the silver jerseys. I think the silver looks good for an away jersey. It’s a little different than the standard white and, to me, looks pretty darn good.

  • warren thompson | January 28, 2008 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”211587″]DePauls uniforms are about as good as it gets, even if they are made by Adidas![/quote]

    Adidas or not, they are nice.

  • Jacob | January 28, 2008 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”211853″]This is very funny and has an excellent uni rant.
    http://www.youtube.c...

    That clip was so last week.

  • Neil | January 28, 2008 at 3:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”211832″][quote comment=”211813″][quote comment=”211768″][quote comment=”211760″]Did anyone notice that the Leafs Thomas Kaberle was wearing a pair of Atlanta Thrashers gloves in the Skills Competition on Saturday night. If you look close you can see them here:

    http://www.thestar.c...

    If he didn’t have his own glaoves, why couldn’t he have just used apair of Team West All-Star gloves that were just Blue and White?[/quote]

    He plays for the East. Since each player has their own set of gloves for the All-Star Game, I’d assume no player wanted wet, sweaty gloves for the next day, especially if playing against Kaberle. With the Thrashers haveing extra sets of gloves in their locker room, it’s a quick and easy fix.[/quote]

    First off, sorry for all the typos in my original post. ( I was eating lunch…)

    I know Kaberle plays in the East, but c’mon… like they wouldn’t have had , like, one pair of spare “west” gloves kicking around? Did you not see all the stuff in the dressing rooms that were just sitting there for charity auctions etc? I just thought it was weird. I wonder what auctually happened to Kabby’s Leaf gloves?[/quote]

    No. Each player gets two jerseys and two sets of gloves that can be worn in the game. If you watched during the game, each player had an additional set of equipment in their lockers.

    While the NHL puts lots of stuff up for charity, I’m quite certain some lucky winner does not want the smell of sweat permeating their home when they open the “autographed West All-Star Gloves”.

    The prevailing rumour was the same thing that happened to Ryan Getzlaf last year at the All-Star Game. Apparently he arrived, but his equipment didn’t.[/quote]

    Actually, the All-Stars had four sets of jerseys, one each for the warm-up, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd periods: one goes to the League, one goes to the player’s home team for their own promotional purposes, one gets auctioned, and one gets kept by the player.

  • Chuck Miller | January 28, 2008 at 3:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”211761″][quote comment=”211742″]Also, Atlanta Krunk? Seriously. Wow.[/quote]

    I agree, just awful. Are there no good names left? Its like a updated crappy version of the New Orleans Jazz or St. Louis Blues: both are hommages to the local music scene, but KRUNK?[/quote]

    Okay, follow along because this can get confusing. Two years ago the team was known as the Charlotte Krunk of the American Basketball Association. The team lasted half a season. Last year, the team relocated to the CBA and moved to Atlanta, to be known as the Atlanta Krunk. They secured a playing facility at Morris Brown College, whose sports teams were known as the Wolverines, so for a while the team was going to be called the “Atlanta Krunk Wolverines.” The team even participated in the CBA entry draft. But before the season started, the Krunk Wolverines chose to sit out a year and get their financial house in gear. They re-started for the 2007-08 season as the “Atlanta Krunk” (and were Wolverine-free).

    Does that help?

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

    Alright, thank you Paul for bringing up those new A’s alternate jerseys. i mentioned them friday night in the comments section, but no one responded back to me with more photos. now that i see them, i actually don’t think they look that bad. they look really casual with a pair of jeans or with a black and green undershirt, so i would definitely consider buying one. that being said, i have no idea what they’re gunna do with them on the field, and i have a bad feeling about that. if they use their home white pants, the black and white combination with the white shoes is going to look pretty horrible, and the road grays wont be much better. in all i dont think the black jersey should be knocked as bad as it is here, they actually go pretty nicely with a pair of blue jeans; they should probably be limited on the field of play however.

  • KT | January 28, 2008 at 3:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”211870″][quote comment=”211761″][quote comment=”211742″]Also, Atlanta Krunk? Seriously. Wow.[/quote]

    I agree, just awful. Are there no good names left? Its like a updated crappy version of the New Orleans Jazz or St. Louis Blues: both are hommages to the local music scene, but KRUNK?[/quote]

    Okay, follow along because this can get confusing. Two years ago the team was known as the Charlotte Krunk of the American Basketball Association. The team lasted half a season. Last year, the team relocated to the CBA and moved to Atlanta, to be known as the Atlanta Krunk. They secured a playing facility at Morris Brown College, whose sports teams were known as the Wolverines, so for a while the team was going to be called the “Atlanta Krunk Wolverines.” The team even participated in the CBA entry draft. But before the season started, the Krunk Wolverines chose to sit out a year and get their financial house in gear. They re-started for the 2007-08 season as the “Atlanta Krunk” (and were Wolverine-free).

    Does that help?[/quote]

    And it is…let’s be honest…one of the worst team names in recorded history. There is simply no way around it. Get off my lawn and all that, but there is simply no way a team named “Krunk” isn’t abysmally stupid.

  • Teebz | January 28, 2008 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”211868″]
    Actually, the All-Stars had four sets of jerseys, one each for the warm-up, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd periods: one goes to the League, one goes to the player’s home team for their own promotional purposes, one gets auctioned, and one gets kept by the player.[/quote]

    Good call, Neil. I was just checking the info regarding the number, and you’re right. Unfortunately, I can’t find glove info, but if it’s the same as an NHL game, most players have two pairs going all the time.

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2008 at 3:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”211841″]Let’s cut down on the non-uni content, and also on the one-liners (those of you who specialize in this know who you are).[/quote]

    but what about guinea’s footy fans?

  • bmarlowe | January 28, 2008 at 3:51 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.

  • jesse | January 28, 2008 at 3:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”211881″]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.[/quote]

    Yeah you’re right. Independence in this country was won by wearing camo jerseys on the baseball diamond and American flag pins on suit jackets. All we need is another 30 posers pretending to care about the army while cashing million dollar paychecks and we’ll totally kick the terrorist’s ass. Well, we may need another Toby Keith song too.

  • ginsk | January 28, 2008 at 4:04 pm |

    LSU wears yellow helmets with their own white jerseys, so why did the LSU players in the Senior Bowl bother to claim that they wore white helmets to match the South’s white jerseys”

    but the south also wore white pants, which LSU does not do

  • bmarlowe | January 28, 2008 at 4:07 pm |

    Yeah you’re right. Independence in this country was won by wearing camo jerseys on the baseball diamond and American flag pins on suit jackets. All we need is another 30 posers pretending to care about the army while cashing million dollar paychecks and we’ll totally kick the terrorist’s ass. Well, we may need another Toby Keith song too.

    ———-

    I don’t know who you are responding to since your rant has no relation to anything I said. You need to work on your reading comprehension.

    I was responding to Paul’s complaint about mixing military symbolism with 4th of July observance. Independence was the end result of a horrible long war. How is even a superficial acknowledgement of that wrong?

  • Jay | January 28, 2008 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”211885″]
    I was responding to Paul’s complaint about mixing military symbolism with 4th of July observance. Independence was the end result of a horrible long war. How is even a superficial acknowledgement of that wrong?[/quote]

    As I’m sure you know, the 4th of July was before the (overt) war. Rememberances, I would think, would celebrate the whole of America.

    Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day would seem more appropriate selections to honor the troops.

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2008 at 4:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”211896″]Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day would seem more appropriate selections to honor the troops.[/quote]

    or this day

    /but that’s just me

  • bmarlowe | January 28, 2008 at 4:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”211896″][quote comment=”211885″]
    I was responding to Paul’s complaint about mixing military symbolism with 4th of July observance. Independence was the end result of a horrible long war. How is even a superficial acknowledgement of that wrong?[/quote]

    As I’m sure you know, the 4th of July was before the (overt) war. Rememberances, I would think, would celebrate the whole of America.

    Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day would seem more appropriate selections to honor the troops.[/quote]
    ——

    Yes the 4th of July was before the war, but it’s continued celebration depended on the war. If you carefully read what I said:”without the continental army and various militias, we would not be celebrating the 4th.” Surely we would not be.

  • Duckstyle | January 28, 2008 at 4:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”211881″]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.[/quote]

    Yes but were those soldiers wearing camo, ummmmm , no. It was also decided by a bunch of smart, ballsy powdered wig wearing guys in Philadelphia. So is it then a good idea to have the Sox trot out there in powdered wigs? I think not. Wearing camo on the field is dumb, plan and simple. Recognize the armed forces with a jersey patch, or a giveaway night. Leave the uniforms the way they are, classy white and black pinstripes, sharp. Boiling down everything that is our nations independence to having an army is pretty short-sighted.

  • jesse | January 28, 2008 at 4:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”211885″]Yeah you’re right. Independence in this country was won by wearing camo jerseys on the baseball diamond and American flag pins on suit jackets. All we need is another 30 posers pretending to care about the army while cashing million dollar paychecks and we’ll totally kick the terrorist’s ass. Well, we may need another Toby Keith song too.

    ———-

    I don’t know who you are responding to since your rant has no relation to anything I said. You need to work on your reading comprehension.

    I was responding to Paul’s complaint about mixing military symbolism with 4th of July observance. Independence was the end result of a horrible long war. How is even a superficial acknowledgement of that wrong?[/quote]

    Theoretically it’s not. The problem is with the epidemic of symbolism replacing substance. If you think that the camouflage jerseys don’t have anything to do with the fact that there are two wars going on, well, your wrong. It’s politics, and I don’t like ideology mixed with my baseball.

    Our armed forces made it about through about 100 years of organized baseball without the necessity of being “honored” by a stupid looking camouflaged jersey, which frankly, borders on patronizing. It is definitely unnecessary, and over the top is the perfect description for it.

  • KT | January 28, 2008 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”211899″]So is it then a good idea to have the Sox trot out there in powdered wigs?[/quote]

    You gotta admit, that would be awesome.

    Especially for Ozzie Guillen. He would bust a gut ranting about that, and then Jay Marriotti would call him a fomp or something in print, and then the whole place would be up for grabs.

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | January 28, 2008 at 4:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”211900″][quote comment=”211885″]Yeah you’re right. Independence in this country was won by wearing camo jerseys on the baseball diamond and American flag pins on suit jackets. All we need is another 30 posers pretending to care about the army while cashing million dollar paychecks and we’ll totally kick the terrorist’s ass. Well, we may need another Toby Keith song too.

    ———-

    I don’t know who you are responding to since your rant has no relation to anything I said. You need to work on your reading comprehension.

    I was responding to Paul’s complaint about mixing military symbolism with 4th of July observance. Independence was the end result of a horrible long war. How is even a superficial acknowledgement of that wrong?[/quote]

    Theoretically it’s not. The problem is with the epidemic of symbolism replacing substance. If you think that the camouflage jerseys don’t have anything to do with the fact that there are two wars going on, well, your wrong. It’s politics, and I don’t like ideology mixed with my baseball.

    Our armed forces made it about through about 100 years of organized baseball without the necessity of being “honored” by a stupid looking camouflaged jersey, which frankly, borders on patronizing. It is definitely unnecessary, and over the top is the perfect description for it.[/quote]

    Well … at least this is better than sophmoric humor and USC Song Girl pictures. (End Sarcasm)

  • bmarlowe | January 28, 2008 at 4:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”211899″][quote comment=”211881″]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.[/quote]

    Yes but were those soldiers wearing camo, ummmmm , no. It was also decided by a bunch of smart, ballsy powdered wig wearing guys in Philadelphia. So is it then a good idea to have the Sox trot out there in powdered wigs? I think not. Wearing camo on the field is dumb, plan and simple. Recognize the armed forces with a jersey patch, or a giveaway night. Leave the uniforms the way they are, classy white and black pinstripes, sharp. Boiling down everything that is our nations independence to having an army is pretty short-sighted.[/quote]
    ——-

    “Boiling down everything…”

    again – please read carefully. Who says it’s everything?

    And, one said this is an ideal way to honor the military. My original comment was a response to Paul’s clear objection to military symbolism connected to the observance of independence day (effective or not). An earlier poster called that view “assinine”. I do agree.

  • bmarlowe | January 28, 2008 at 4:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”211900″][quote comment=”211885″]Yeah you’re right. Independence in this country was won by wearing camo jerseys on the baseball diamond and American flag pins on suit jackets. All we need is another 30 posers pretending to care about the army while cashing million dollar paychecks and we’ll totally kick the terrorist’s ass. Well, we may need another Toby Keith song too.

    ———-

    I don’t know who you are responding to since your rant has no relation to anything I said. You need to work on your reading comprehension.

    I was responding to Paul’s complaint about mixing military symbolism with 4th of July observance. Independence was the end result of a horrible long war. How is even a superficial acknowledgement of that wrong?[/quote]

    Theoretically it’s not. The problem is with the epidemic of symbolism replacing substance. If you think that the camouflage jerseys don’t have anything to do with the fact that there are two wars going on, well, your wrong. It’s politics, and I don’t like ideology mixed with my baseball.

    Our armed forces made it about through about 100 years of organized baseball without the necessity of being “honored” by a stupid looking camouflaged jersey, which frankly, borders on patronizing. It is definitely unnecessary, and over the top is the perfect description for it.[/quote]
    —–

    First you gotta get the history right. Take a look at some WWI era unis. Not only that, there were dozens of ceremonies held with MLB teams marching across the field with bats held over their shoulders like guns, etc. MLB were steeped in militarism during that time – far beyond anything you’ll see now.

  • Al Gruwell | January 28, 2008 at 4:55 pm |

    On the pink front:
    Iowa State’s women’s basketball team will wear pink accents (headbands, wristbands, shoelaces, etc.) vs. Missouri Feb. 9.

  • Anthony | January 28, 2008 at 4:56 pm |

    Surprised that no one mentioned this from last weekend’s FA Cup soccer action in England. Liverpool vs. Havant & Waterlooville FC…two teams that regularly have the same shirt sponsor but H&W changed theirs in an interesting fashion…

  • jesse | January 28, 2008 at 5:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”211907″][quote comment=”211900″][quote comment=”211885″]Yeah you’re right. Independence in this country was won by wearing camo jerseys on the baseball diamond and American flag pins on suit jackets. All we need is another 30 posers pretending to care about the army while cashing million dollar paychecks and we’ll totally kick the terrorist’s ass. Well, we may need another Toby Keith song too.

    ———-

    I don’t know who you are responding to since your rant has no relation to anything I said. You need to work on your reading comprehension.

    I was responding to Paul’s complaint about mixing military symbolism with 4th of July observance. Independence was the end result of a horrible long war. How is even a superficial acknowledgement of that wrong?[/quote]

    Theoretically it’s not. The problem is with the epidemic of symbolism replacing substance. If you think that the camouflage jerseys don’t have anything to do with the fact that there are two wars going on, well, your wrong. It’s politics, and I don’t like ideology mixed with my baseball.

    Our armed forces made it about through about 100 years of organized baseball without the necessity of being “honored” by a stupid looking camouflaged jersey, which frankly, borders on patronizing. It is definitely unnecessary, and over the top is the perfect description for it.[/quote]
    —–

    First you gotta get the history right. Take a look at some WWI era unis. Not only that, there were dozens of ceremonies held with MLB teams marching across the field with bats held over their shoulders like guns, etc. MLB were steeped in militarism during that time – far beyond anything you’ll see now.[/quote]

    At end of the day, the issue is what you think the jerseys are representing. You apparently think it shows respect for the armed forces, while I see it as the quintessential “yellow ribbon on an SUV”, pre-package patriotism for easy consumption, no thought or sacrifice required. Maybe I’m too cynical, but I think it’s bullshit.

  • JeffB | January 28, 2008 at 5:05 pm |

    While at the Twins Fest, I did pick up 5 game used jerseys that fit my collection perfectly. 3 came from the team store.

    They sell coaches, managers, lesser known players and game issued jerseys made up for players who never actually used them in MLB games. It would be nice if the team was more up front about the game used vs. game issued though. Unless you are fanatic who knows each and every guy who made less than 10 games the previous year, you really have no idea if the jersey you are getting actually made it into a game until you do your research at home later on, despite the sign reading “GAME WORN JERSEYS”.

    That said, I got a Road blue alt “cool base” jersey, the only current Twins “cool base” jersey since outdoors in the dark jerseys seems to be the only time they worry about getting too hot. No need for it at home under the roof – for now.

    I also got a vest alternate, a style which was only worn once last season. It was worn during the first game of a double header, a Metrodome rarity, caused by the game cancelled the day after the 35W bridge collapse.

    My last one was a home blue alt with the mother’s day breast cancer awareness pink ribbion, worn only that day. You might not remember the ribbon on the jerseys, but you probably recall the pink bats some players used that day.

    All three jerseys above are 2007 jerseys and carry the Herb Carneal Memorial patch.

    Then, from a dealer at the baseball card show area, I got a 2000 Twins home blue alt with the Twins 40th Anniversary patch on one sleeve and the “CRG” Calvin Griffith Memorial patch above the “TC” logo on the other sleeve and a 2001 road jersey with the American League 100th Anniversary patch on one sleeve and the USA Flag patch above the name on the back worn after the 9/11 attacks.

    Not a bad haul, 5 jerseys of 4 different styles with a total of 8 commemorative or memorial patches.

  • KT | January 28, 2008 at 5:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”211912″]Surprised that no one mentioned this from last weekend’s FA Cup soccer action in England. Liverpool vs. Havant & Waterlooville FC…two teams that regularly have the same shirt sponsor but H&W changed theirs in an interesting fashion…[/quote]

    That’s awesome.

    But you shouldn’t be surprised it wasn’t brought up.

    It’s soccer.

    And as soon as you bring up soccer around here, people question your manhood and your place of residence and if you’ve ever kissed a girl. God forbid you do it after a sacred day like the Day After the NFL Conference Championship Games, long-recognized by the government and by Hallmark as a gridiron-only zone.

  • bmarlowe | January 28, 2008 at 5:07 pm |

    At end of the day, the issue is what you think the jerseys are representing. You apparently think it shows respect for the armed forces,

    ————

    What I have noticed most about this thread is that almost nobody reads carefully. I hope you all do better when you are reading the international news in the paper or on-line.

    I objected only to Paul’s very general assertion that military symbolism on the 4th is bad. In general it isn’t – it’s a good thing. That’s all. Never said camo jerseys is an effective method.

    Also symbolism does not preclude substance, they aren’t mutually exclusive.

  • KT | January 28, 2008 at 5:09 pm |

    Hey, JeffB, is Jim Weisner still the Twins’ equipment guy? I met him many years ago and he was a great guy. Just curious if he’s still there.

  • jesse | January 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”211924″]While at the Twins Fest, I did pick up 5 game used jerseys that fit my collection perfectly. 3 came from the team store.

    They sell coaches, managers, lesser known players and game issued jerseys made up for players who never actually used them in MLB games. It would be nice if the team was more up front about the game used vs. game issued though. Unless you are fanatic who knows each and every guy who made less than 10 games the previous year, you really have no idea if the jersey you are getting actually made it into a game until you do your research at home later on, despite the sign reading “GAME WORN JERSEYS”.

    That said, I got a Road blue alt “cool base” jersey, the only current Twins “cool base” jersey since outdoors in the dark jerseys seems to be the only time they worry about getting too hot. No need for it at home under the roof – for now.

    I also got a vest alternate, a style which was only worn once last season. It was worn during the first game of a double header, a Metrodome rarity, caused by the game cancelled the day after the 35W bridge collapse.

    My last one was a home blue alt with the mother’s day breast cancer awareness pink ribbion, worn only that day. You might not remember the ribbon on the jerseys, but you probably recall the pink bats some players used that day.

    All three jerseys above are 2007 jerseys and carry the Herb Carneal Memorial patch.

    Then, from a dealer at the baseball card show area, I got a 2000 Twins home blue alt with the Twins 40th Anniversary patch on one sleeve and the “CRG” Calvin Griffith Memorial patch above the “TC” logo on the other sleeve and a 2001 road jersey with the American League 100th Anniversary patch on one sleeve and the USA Flag patch above the name on the back worn after the 9/11 attacks.

    Not a bad haul, 5 jerseys of 4 different styles with a total of 8 commemorative or memorial patches.[/quote]

    I hear you, I got a game issued jersey at Pirate Fest, but it was great because it was pretty much brand new. I also got the third base coaches gamer, its really cool, but it’s pretty worn.

  • T.J. | January 28, 2008 at 5:13 pm |

    1. Anyone know which Riddell factory? There’s one right up the road from me which I would love nothing more than to take a tour of.

    2. Are the A’s black alts going to replace the green or go alongside it? I thought their ?-2007 green alts were rather nice.

  • BS | January 28, 2008 at 5:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”211611″]LSU wears yellow helmets with their own white jerseys, so why did the LSU players in the Senior Bowl bother to claim that they wore white helmets to match the South’s white jerseys? They should have said that they wore the white helmets because it was cool or different or whatever, instead of making up some bogus reason.[/quote]
    Same helmets they wore with the purple jerseys in the Katrina game.

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2008 at 5:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”211927″]What I have noticed most about this thread is that almost nobody reads carefully.[/quote]

    this thread? carefully?

    try this thread this board and carefully at all.

    maybe it is due the one-liners, the posts responding to posts responding to posts, sloth, time constraints, lazyeye, you name it

    lets face it, we ALL have our pet peeves (mine just happens to be multiple posts of the same thing), others don’t like the purile nature of some comments, others take offense that their particular sport is under or over represented…whatever, we’re all here (i hope) for the athletic aesthetics

    but since this board only has one daily thread, (unlike vB or such, with multiple thread capacities), there’s always gonna be something somewhere that peeves peeps…we don’t all need to get along, but we do all need to be civil (and this is NOT directed to anyone, just a general thought)…

    footy aint my thing, but uni’s are, and i’ve learned more about soccer (and truthfully, gotten into it quite a bit) because of this board…it’s all good…you footy fans post away

    don’t care what sneakers chris webber wore as a fab-fiver? skip that post…don’t biotch about it

    /off rant
    //peace, yo

  • MPowers1634 | January 28, 2008 at 5:46 pm |

    In regards to the wearing of camo as athletic uniforms, I appreciate how and why the San Diego Padres go about doing it. San Diego is a temporary home for countless members of the armed services who cheer and support the team. It is a nice tip of the cap to recognize those members of their community. As for Chicago, I have to admit that I am ignorant of the city and it’s ties to the military but think it’s a noble effort.
    I do however agree with Phil on the date on which the ballclub should run this promotion, perhaps Veteran’s Day or Armed Service’s Day.
    Think of the subtle nod the major leagues give to our dad’s on Father’s day will simple wristbands. Nice touch and tasteful!

  • bmarlowe | January 28, 2008 at 5:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”211942″][quote comment=”211927″]What I have noticed most about this thread is that almost nobody reads carefully.[/quote]

    this thread? carefully?

    ——-

    Phil – nice post (and I did read it very carefully)

  • Richard from MA | January 28, 2008 at 6:04 pm |

    Shorpy has this photo of “H. Danofsky, Class of 1921 at Gallaudet University, the Washington, D.C., school for the deaf, in 1921.”

    Any thoughts on what the “B” is for? There’s another letter to the upper left of the “G”…

  • Matthew S. | January 28, 2008 at 6:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”211678″][quote comment=”211666″]Speaking of Hawaii, Is June Jones insane?[/quote]

    Yes … absolutely … no question. (And those answers are just from my wife.)

    My answer … he is looney tunes!! I don’t care what kind of challenges he was having. I am sure that he could have forced a change at the AD level and still stayed at Hawaii.[/quote]

    Leaving a school that had zero commitment to it’s football program and a pool of talent 2,000+ miles away with little to no budget for recruiting or improving facilities for a school with a proud football history, a fan base that’s finally emerging from the Death Penalty crater, with a very supportive administration, which is smack dab in the middle of the rich Oklahoma-Texas recruiting grounds…..yeah June Jones is crazy alright.

    Sarcasm off.

    To make this uni related, word here is that the Athletic Office is working on new football uniforms with new supplier Adidas and that the ponies will be returning, at least in part, to the uniforms made famous during the Pony Express days: http://www.ericdicke...

  • jesse | January 28, 2008 at 6:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”211953″][quote comment=”211678″][quote comment=”211666″]Speaking of Hawaii, Is June Jones insane?[/quote]

    Yes … absolutely … no question. (And those answers are just from my wife.)

    My answer … he is looney tunes!! I don’t care what kind of challenges he was having. I am sure that he could have forced a change at the AD level and still stayed at Hawaii.[/quote]

    Leaving a school that had zero commitment to it’s football program and a pool of talent 2,000+ miles away with little to no budget for recruiting or improving facilities for a school with a proud football history, a fan base that’s finally emerging from the Death Penalty crater, with a very supportive administration, which is smack dab in the middle of the rich Oklahoma-Texas recruiting grounds…..yeah June Jones is crazy alright.

    Sarcasm off.

    To make this uni related, word here is that the Athletic Office is working on new football uniforms with new supplier Adidas and that the ponies will be returning, at least in part, to the uniforms made famous during the Pony Express days: http://www.ericdicke...

    So basicly what your saying is that SMU is ready to start cheating again.

  • Matthew S. | January 28, 2008 at 6:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”211956″][quote comment=”211953″][quote comment=”211678″][quote comment=”211666″]Speaking of Hawaii, Is June Jones insane?[/quote]

    Yes … absolutely … no question. (And those answers are just from my wife.)

    My answer … he is looney tunes!! I don’t care what kind of challenges he was having. I am sure that he could have forced a change at the AD level and still stayed at Hawaii.[/quote]

    Leaving a school that had zero commitment to it’s football program and a pool of talent 2,000+ miles away with little to no budget for recruiting or improving facilities for a school with a proud football history, a fan base that’s finally emerging from the Death Penalty crater, with a very supportive administration, which is smack dab in the middle of the rich Oklahoma-Texas recruiting grounds…..yeah June Jones is crazy alright.

    Sarcasm off.

    To make this uni related, word here is that the Athletic Office is working on new football uniforms with new supplier Adidas and that the ponies will be returning, at least in part, to the uniforms made famous during the Pony Express days: http://www.ericdicke...

    So basicly what your saying is that SMU is ready to start cheating again.[/quote]

    Touché.

    In fairness, we were never ready to stop, which is why we got the Death Penalty in the first place.

  • Azul Army | January 28, 2008 at 6:39 pm |

    The presidential bumper stickers brought this to mind. Not endorsing any one party or candidate, just thought it was funny.

  • JOKSTRP | January 28, 2008 at 7:02 pm |

    T.J.

    The Riddell plant was in Elyria, OH.

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2008 at 7:05 pm |

    here come the giants men in black

  • Spencer | January 28, 2008 at 7:07 pm |

    UConn is wearing some silver-gray alternates today vs. Louisville.

    Those UConn uniforms are growing on me.

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2008 at 7:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”211969″]UConn is wearing some silver-gray alternates today vs. Louisville.

    Those UConn uniforms are growing on me.[/quote]

    i was JUST going to post that…i don’t normally like gray (except for baseball aways), and particularly for a home uni…but im definitely diggin the huskies

    will post pics later

  • amanda | January 28, 2008 at 8:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”211952″]Shorpy has this photo of “H. Danofsky, Class of 1921 at Gallaudet University, the Washington, D.C., school for the deaf, in 1921.”

    Any thoughts on what the “B” is for? There’s another letter to the upper left of the “G”…[/quote]

    Dont’ know for sure, but I’d bet that the “B” refers to Gally’s mascot…the Bison.

  • bryant | January 28, 2008 at 8:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”211952″]Shorpy has this photo of “H. Danofsky, Class of 1921 at Gallaudet University, the Washington, D.C., school for the deaf, in 1921.”

    Any thoughts on what the “B” is for? There’s another letter to the upper left of the “G”…[/quote]

    I wonder if it goes like B-G-B, which would stand for Gallaudet Bisons Basketball? Hmm, good question.

  • bryant | January 28, 2008 at 8:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”211968″]here come the giants men in black[/quote]

    What is with the proliferation of video cameras everywhere these jocks go? “Look, daddy’s getting off the airplane.” “Daddy’s looking at the hotel room and out the window!” “This is daddy’s big seven-course meal that he’s gonna eat the night before the big game”. Ridiculous!

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | January 28, 2008 at 8:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”211989″][quote comment=”211968″]here come the giants men in black[/quote]

    What is with the proliferation of video cameras everywhere these jocks go? “Look, daddy’s getting off the airplane.” “Daddy’s looking at the hotel room and out the window!” “This is daddy’s big seven-course meal that he’s gonna eat the night before the big game”. Ridiculous![/quote]

    It should only be appropriate when you’re on the plane, getting off the plane, the last practice and team meeting before the game, and in the locker room moments before the game. Playing in a event of such a magnitude is crazy surreal. I know I would be rolling the crap outta that thing.

    I’m diggin’ the black and gray suits! I see some fresh Louis Vuitton bags and luggage…I think there’s some Goyard in there too. Gotta love that 7-8 figure salary huh?

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2008 at 8:52 pm |
  • LI Phil | January 28, 2008 at 8:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”211993″]gray husky[/quote]

    what are those “thigh pads” built into the compression shorts?

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2008 at 9:01 pm |

    all nascars should look like this or perhaps like this

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | January 28, 2008 at 9:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”211945″]In regards to the wearing of camo as athletic uniforms, I appreciate how and why the San Diego Padres go about doing it. San Diego is a temporary home for countless members of the armed services who cheer and support the team. It is a nice tip of the cap to recognize those members of their community. As for Chicago, I have to admit that I am ignorant of the city and it’s ties to the military but think it’s a noble effort.
    I do however agree with Phil on the date on which the ballclub should run this promotion, perhaps Veteran’s Day or Armed Service’s Day.
    Think of the subtle nod the major leagues give to our dad’s on Father’s day will simple wristbands. Nice touch and tasteful![/quote]

    I agree with you there 100%. Chicago doesn’t have a tie with the armed forces like San Diego does. Their 1917 uni’s make more sense than camouflage jerseys.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | January 28, 2008 at 9:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”211994″][quote comment=”211993″]gray husky[/quote]

    what are those “thigh pads” built into the compression shorts?[/quote]

    Yeah, it looks like those HexPad shorts by McDavid.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | January 28, 2008 at 9:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”211969″]UConn is wearing some silver-gray alternates today vs. Louisville.

    Those UConn uniforms are growing on me.[/quote]

    Me too, the overall design is growing on me.

  • kj | January 28, 2008 at 9:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”211732″]Let us hope the Twins return to their original home script. The current wordmark has no appeal, World Series titles and all.[/quote]

    I disagree with this heartily. The original script is a disaster. Mind you, I’m not sure the current script is all that great, either, but it’s much better than the original.

  • Ryan | January 28, 2008 at 9:29 pm |

    Looks like the Giants helmet on inside of the plane door hasn’t been updated in a while

  • Dean | January 28, 2008 at 9:29 pm |

    A nice site with some of the stupid nicknames some of the high schools across the nation have.
    http://www.tekonsha....

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2008 at 9:30 pm |

    love the ghana fans in the african footy

  • =bg= | January 28, 2008 at 9:33 pm |

    http://www.sportsbus...

    R-Fed stays with $woo$h.

  • =bg= | January 28, 2008 at 9:33 pm |

    http://www.sportsbus...

    R-Fed stays with $woo$h.

  • =bg= | January 28, 2008 at 9:34 pm |

    oops doublepost doublepost sorry

  • Johnny O | January 28, 2008 at 10:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”212001″][quote comment=”211969″]UConn is wearing some silver-gray alternates today vs. Louisville.

    Those UConn uniforms are growing on me.[/quote]

    Me too, the overall design is growing on me.[/quote]

    I’m gonna go ahead and say that UConn has the best SoD uni’s. No matter what color they are, they look damn good.

  • Patrick | January 28, 2008 at 10:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”211631″]don’t kill me! i am a HUGE hockey fan. i am both a fan of my home team (which i won’t mention, because of the question i’m about to ask), AND the game itself… with that said *about to punch myself*… i ask this question:

    is pink a pretty cool hockey color??? those pictures in the ticker weren’t all that bad… you can all hate me now.[/quote]

    If you think pink is a pretty cool color for a hockey jersey, then you’re entitled to your own opinion. Don’t let anyone tell you you’re a fool or that you “Don’t Get It”. Your opinion doesn’t need validation from complete strangers on an internet blog. Personally, I love purple in moderation and am not a fan of stirrups or a whole lot of stripes. That being said, I actually liked the Purdue women’s jersey but why is the PUR in black and the DUE in white? Or was it vice-versa?

  • Mark K | January 28, 2008 at 10:28 pm |

    The NHL All-Star Game was last night, but I found the uniforms to be unremarkable at best

    I thought these guys looked spiffy…

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Anyone else notice her shirt?

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • =bg= | January 28, 2008 at 10:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”211953″][quote comment=”211678″][quote comment=”211666″]Speaking of Hawaii, Is June Jones insane?[/quote]

    Yes … absolutely … no question. (And those answers are just from my wife.)

    My answer … he is looney tunes!! I don’t care what kind of challenges he was having. I am sure that he could have forced a change at the AD level and still stayed at Hawaii.[/quote]

    Leaving a school that had zero commitment to it’s football program and a pool of talent 2,000+ miles away with little to no budget for recruiting or improving facilities for a school with a proud football history, a fan base that’s finally emerging from the Death Penalty crater, with a very supportive administration, which is smack dab in the middle of the rich Oklahoma-Texas recruiting grounds…..yeah June Jones is crazy alright.

    Sarcasm off.

    To make this uni related, word here is that the Athletic Office is working on new football uniforms with new supplier Adidas and that the ponies will be returning, at least in part, to the uniforms made famous during the Pony Express days: http://www.ericdicke...

    Reminds me of a great T-shirt;
    “Ponies, Polo, Porsches, Probation: Nowhere but SMU”

  • Mark | January 28, 2008 at 11:11 pm |

    These Uniforms were leaked to me, and seem to be prototype renderings of possibly new uniforms for 2010. No word if it’s official or not, but according to one Twins source, they have been discussed.
    I like the Home and Alternates.

    Home

    Road

    Alternate

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

    Sorry..see sportsmn.blogspot.com for the link to the new Twins uniforms

  • T.J. | January 29, 2008 at 12:10 am |

    [quote comment=”211966″]T.J.

    The Riddell plant was in Elyria, OH.[/quote]

    My hometown.

  • Mike Engle | January 29, 2008 at 12:15 am |

    [quote comment=”212029″]These Uniforms were leaked to me, and seem to be prototype renderings of possibly new uniforms for 2010. No word if it’s official or not, but according to one Twins source, they have been discussed.
    I like the Home and Alternates.

    Home

    Road

    Alternate
    [/quote]
    [quote comment=”212032″]Sorry..see sportsmn.blogspot.com for the link to the new Twins uniforms[/quote]
    The vest feels backwards.
    I like the hats a lot.
    Road grays should have blue stirrups to match the brim, which would be consistent with the home whites. Sh*t, who are we kidding? Those stirrups will never show up anyway.

  • Josh Petty | January 29, 2008 at 2:40 am |

    No pictures yet, but I noticed something odd while watching the AHL All-Star Classic tonight. On the front of the team jerseys, there was a Reebok logo on the anatomical left chest, traditionally where the captain “C” usually is. That was the case for all players except the captains for both teams. For the captains, the “C” was in the traditional place, and the Reebok logo was on the anatomical right chest for them. There were also no individual team patches on the All-Star jerseys either. One shoulder for both teams (anatomical right) featured the All-Star Classic logo, the other shoulder was different for both All-Star squads. The Canadian squad had a red maple leaf on their shoulders, and the Planet USA squad had a multicolored star on their shoulders. The game was tonight, so there aren’t many pictures up yet, once some are posted, I’ll post them here.

  • James Craven | January 29, 2008 at 3:00 am |

    [quote comment=”212037″]“The vest feels backwards. I like the hats a lot. Road grays should have blue stirrups to match the brim, which would be consistent with the home whites. Sh*t, who are we kidding? Those stirrups will never show up anyway”.[/quote]

    Alt vest is backwards.

    Hat should be solid navy with the “TC” on it home and away. Nice to see they got rid of the pinstripes on the roadies (they already looked like pajamas anyway because they were seemingly sleppwalking), but would have liked to have seen a script “Minnesota” on them.

  • Josh Petty | January 29, 2008 at 3:03 am |

    This is the only game pic I have so far from the AHL All-Star Classic. You can clearly see the position of the Reebok logo on the chest. It was on the other side of the jeresey for both captains. You can also see the shoulders for the Canadian All-Star jerseys.

    http://theahl.com.is...

  • jp | January 29, 2008 at 7:38 am |

    no pictures but here there’s mention of some old school curling unis and a commemorative patch

    http://www.globespor...

  • Greg | January 29, 2008 at 10:01 am |

    It looks like, like so many, Lexington is emphasizing the black in their color scheme these days. When “Lex” was my school’s rival twenty-five years ago (go Dusters!), their uniforms were orange and white, with black trim. They looked a lot better that way.

    The still wear mostly orange at the high school level. The boys have black road unis, but the girls are VERY orange. BTW Dusters one of the best nicknames around.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | January 29, 2008 at 7:19 pm |

    Anybody notice these posted yesterday?

    New Twins uni’s for 2010?

    I’m on the fence with these.

  • TOG | January 29, 2008 at 10:02 pm |

    check out what my brother won for me:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/

    now i can’t wait to get selanne’s name, number and “A” on it… anyone know a good place that will do that (authentic) for me? thanks

    Does your brother have something against you dude?

    Fugly…Anaheim script…another SME trainwreck……
    Branding… arggghhhhhhhh.

    From the firm that brought you the Fish Sticks, the Diagonal Blues, the Raptors, etc… the amount of shit knows no bounds…

  • TOG | January 29, 2008 at 10:37 pm |

    Ughhhhh. When (as the White Sux) you have a cornucopia of great jerseys to select as “throwbacks’ and you elect to wear camouflage…well, oh yeah…okay it’s the White Sux…

    But when you uniform history has real gems like this:

    http://www.crosley-f...

    …and this (notice the lukas url?)

    http://images.villag...

    why the hell wear camouflage? Oh yeah, they’re the White Sux.

  • Broker75 | January 30, 2008 at 12:47 am |

    [quote comment=”212698″]Anybody notice these posted yesterday?

    New Twins uni’s for 2010?

    I’m on the fence with these.[/quote]
    the second and the third would work for me, the first looks too foreign..what’s up with the Twins Santana to New York? new uniforms?