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Coolest Throwbacks Ever!

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I like curling. The rocks (striped!), the brooms, the target (very mod, don’tcha know). Too bad the uniforms are so lame-o.

Ah, but it didn’t used to be that way. Curlers used to wear special sweaters. And as Canadian readers Nick Maibroda and Aram Sarkisian both informed me yesterday, curling sweaters made a comeback of sorts last weekend. Aram explains:

I was watching the Grand Slam of Curling on CBC and noticed one of the teams had these absolutely fabulous sweaters. Turns out they had done badly in a previous tournament and wanted to change up their uniforms for good luck, so one of them logged onto eBay and found a set of vintage 1950s curling sweaters. Someone’s grandfather had worn them in the ’50s for about a dozen tournaments and they’d been mothballed for 50 years since then.

The team bought them all, matched them with checked pants, and wore them for the Grand Slam. At various points the sweaters proved a little warm, so a few of the guys took them off to reveal rather boring white Under Armour shirts. Aside from that, their only complaint about the duds was that they smelled really, really bad. Looked great, though. It’s all the CBC commentators talked about for a good 10 minutes at one point.

Awesome sweaters, awesome story. I especially like the cuff stripes and the upper sleeve patch. Seriously, which team would you rather be on? No contest. (There are more photos here, and some background on curling attire here.)

The sad news: Koe lost. The even sadder part: Look closely at the scoreboard and you’ll see the World Curling Tour logo. Not so bad if viewed in a vacuum, but c’mon, isn’t that design concept just a little played out? And why would a Canadian league stick to the red/white/blue color scheme? Odd.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Ohio State’s basketball team wore football-patterned shorts on Saturday. … Baseball Hall of Fame researcher Tom Shieber just turned up another instance of stolen uniforms necessitating makeshift solutions. Now we just need some photos. … Several readers noted that Tomas Kaberle appeared to be wearing a set of Atlanta Thrashers gloves during the skilils competition last weekend. Nick Hepburn quickly deduced that they must have been borrowed from Marian Hossa — except for that big “18” on the thumb. Then Nick found this shot, which makes it clear that Hossa had taped over the number. … The Portland Beavers will be unveiling new uniforms today.

 

234 comments to Coolest Throwbacks Ever!

  • Mike | January 29, 2008 at 8:43 am |

    Any one else notice that the Curling logo says “A Sham”?

  • Dane | January 29, 2008 at 8:44 am |

    Honda joins Red Bull in the F1 community in having a shoulder-to-ankle stripe going down one side of their uniforms.

  • Tricia | January 29, 2008 at 8:45 am |

    I’m just guessing that a Canadian curling league stuck with red, white and blue for the logo because its the most common colour scheme for curling rings….

  • Cullan | January 29, 2008 at 8:47 am |

    [quote comment=”212159″]Honda joins Red Bull in the F1 community in having a shoulder-to-ankle stripe going down one side of their uniforms.[/quote]
    I don’t recall ever seeing a full body stripe like that before. I really like it. Anyone have any other examples?

  • LI Phil | January 29, 2008 at 8:47 am |

    ah curling…it never fails to bring oot the hecklers

    srsly, tho…curling is kind of cool in that it (for us yanks anyway) appears on nbc’s 4th channel of olympic coverage every 4th year and then…POOF…it’s gone again

    paul’s right tho…sweaters are better

  • Gavin | January 29, 2008 at 8:48 am |

    Those OSU shorts would be nice, if they weren’t as billowy as a maiden’s wedding dress.

    Seriously, though, cool idea.

  • TF | January 29, 2008 at 8:50 am |

    Check out this idiot!

    http://www.joesports...

  • lwiedy | January 29, 2008 at 9:05 am |

    I propose amnesty for the equipment thieves in Milwaukee as long as they share the “ill-gotten booty” with the rest of us.

  • Tom Carlson | January 29, 2008 at 9:07 am |

    How many logos follow that same design?
    MLB, NBA, US Figure Skating, World Curling Tour…

  • alan | January 29, 2008 at 9:11 am |

    Wisconsin is back in the news…and for once it’s not about their motion W lawsuits, but rather that nefarious company that makes MLB’s hideous spring training caps.

  • Eriq Jaffe | January 29, 2008 at 9:11 am |

    A lot of talk yesterday about the Sox camos, but I don’t think anybody posted any pictures, did they?

    Here’s a snapshot I came across of Mark Buehrle at this past weekend’s Soxfest.

    Apologies if somebody posted something else and I missed it.

  • alan | January 29, 2008 at 9:12 am |

    [quote comment=”212169″]Check out this idiot!

    http://www.joesports...

    According to the comments, the jersey bearer’s last name is Dave ColvEn.

  • Richard from MA | January 29, 2008 at 9:16 am |

    Ferrari had a partial stripe last year. We’ll see what 2008 brings…

  • scott | January 29, 2008 at 9:16 am |

    What was the date of the game in which the Royals uniforms were stolen?

    I like the last item in that news piece about how there might just be a market for “hot” equipment and jerseys. I guess that was before memorabilia became so pricey.

  • dm00n [Doug] | January 29, 2008 at 9:19 am |

    The DW patch is a memorial for CBC announcer Don Wittman.

  • LI Phil | January 29, 2008 at 9:19 am |

    [quote comment=”212181″]A lot of talk yesterday about the Sox camos, but I don’t think anybody posted any pictures, did they?

    Here’s a snapshot I came across of Mark Buehrle at this past weekend’s Soxfest.

    Apologies if somebody posted something else and I missed it.[/quote]

    i don’t think we’ve had any photos…thanks

    but a thought…mightn’t the sox have made more sense in this?

  • James Craven | January 29, 2008 at 9:20 am |

    [quote comment=”212177″]“How many logos follow that same design?
    MLB, NBA, US Figure Skating, World Curling Tour…
    [/quote]

    Not exactly like them, but close… Check out the schwag, though.

  • LI Phil | January 29, 2008 at 9:23 am |

    [quote comment=”212186″]What was the date of the game in which the Royals uniforms were stolen?
    [/quote]

    article dated june 13, 1977…game was june 12, 1977…brew crew won 4-0

  • Joe H | January 29, 2008 at 9:37 am |

    [quote comment=”212183″][quote comment=”212169″]Check out this idiot!

    http://www.joesports...

    According to the comments, the jersey bearer’s last name is Dave ColvEn.[/quote]

    I am a huge fan of the jersey of a player who is on the more obscure side. I have an authentic Ravens #71 Jared Gaither jersey and a MD Terps Sarunas Jasikevicius jersey that he signed! When I showed it to him his exact words were, “where the hell did you get that?” even he understood the obscurity of it.

  • ScottyJ in WV | January 29, 2008 at 9:40 am |

    Curling is great! Love it.

    Those sweaters are gorgeous. Very, very nice.

  • dm00n [Doug] | January 29, 2008 at 9:44 am |

    [quote comment=”212159″]Honda joins Red Bull in the F1 community in having a shoulder-to-ankle stripe going down one side of their uniforms.[/quote]

    Wurz’s “retirement” didn’t last very long. The uniforms (and car scheme) are a big improvement over last year.

  • Duckstyle | January 29, 2008 at 9:45 am |

    I love the obscure jersey talk too. Made me remember when my brother bought a Bears Barry Minter jersey like 10 years ago because it was only like $30, compared to the $80 or so for an Urlacher. If I’m remembering right, and I think I am, he got cut that preseason too. Priceless.

  • Paul Lukas | January 29, 2008 at 9:46 am |

    [quote comment=”212162″]I’m just guessing that a Canadian curling league stuck with red, white and blue for the logo because its the most common colour scheme for curling rings….[/quote]

    Good point. Me = stupid!

  • scott | January 29, 2008 at 9:47 am |

    Curling is an addictive sport to watch… too bad it’s not broadcast more in the States.

  • steve | January 29, 2008 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”212202″][quote comment=”212159″]Honda joins Red Bull in the F1 community in having a shoulder-to-ankle stripe going down one side of their uniforms.[/quote]

    Wurz’s “retirement” didn’t last very long. The uniforms (and car scheme) are a big improvement over last year.[/quote]
    Alex has retired from racing.
    He is the Honda test driver.

  • /a | January 29, 2008 at 9:52 am |

    When I was a teenager I found my grandfather’s Oakville (Ontario) Curling Club sweater from the ’50s in a closet. It was beautiful – intricate chest patch with crossed brooms (similar to the shoulder patch shown above) and a great big collar. I think there might have been stripes around the upper arms, too. I wore it around as long as I could, until it started to fall apart. I don’t know where it is now – I think it might have been thrown out. What a waste! Misspent youth, I guess. No pics, sorry.

  • Stuby | January 29, 2008 at 9:52 am |

    [quote comment=”212183″][quote comment=”212169″]Check out this idiot!

    http://www.joesports...

    According to the comments, the jersey bearer’s last name is Dave ColvEn.[/quote]
    Like the article said, though, it’s a slippery slope. If your last name is spelled ‘Bradey’, would you still get a number #12 with your name on it? Seems like the novelty would wear off in about 5 minutes, after which you would get pretty tired of explaining it.

  • Matt | January 29, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    Curling seriously rocks. It is nice to see it get a little unicoverage for once. Mind you it doesn’t do to much in the way of uniforms. And there has been alot of pink (see Howard, Glenn) but the sport is seriously great.
    I’m from the great land to the north and we are celebrating 120 years of curling. Not to mention curling is the only sport to celebrate other sports. We have 2 tournaments every year dedicated to the Super Bowl and Grey Cup(CFL)
    Long live the rock

  • dm00n [Doug] | January 29, 2008 at 9:56 am |

    [quote comment=”212177″]How many logos follow that same design?
    MLB, NBA, US Figure Skating, World Curling Tour…[/quote]

    AMA Supermoto does (or has), and American Badminton League is another.

  • Jason Axel | January 29, 2008 at 10:00 am |

    [quote comment=”212205″]Curling is an addictive sport to watch… too bad it’s not broadcast more in the States.[/quote]

    [quote comment=”212214″]Curling seriously rocks. It is nice to see it get a little unicoverage for once. Mind you it doesn’t do to much in the way of uniforms. And there has been alot of pink (see Howard, Glenn) but the sport is seriously great.
    I’m from the great land to the north and we are celebrating 120 years of curling. Not to mention curling is the only sport to celebrate other sports. We have 2 tournaments every year dedicated to the Super Bowl and Grey Cup(CFL)
    Long live the rock[/quote]

    Amen. We as Uni-Watcher’s should start our own curling league.

  • who cares | January 29, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    Here’s a classic curling sweater worn by the Moose Jaw Rat Rods. The now defunct team dominated the local scene from 1922-27 but dissolved itself when Walter Mudrunkle, the team’s charismatic octogenarian skip, was accused by Red McCurlihan, the team’s brilliant third, of making eyes at the mayor’s daughter. She had just turned twelve at the time and was patently off limits for another year. Though many dispute McCurlihan’s claims to this day, the ramifications of his accusations were felt for some time in the frontier town. McCurlihan drowned under mysterious circumstances in his personal still in 1933 and Mudrunkle eventually married the mayor’s daughter three years later, quit curling, and formed a touring barbershop quartet.

  • Richard Bruns | January 29, 2008 at 10:05 am |

    [quote comment=”212216″][quote comment=”212177″]How many logos follow that same design?
    MLB, NBA, US Figure Skating, World Curling Tour…[/quote]

    AMA Supermoto does (or has), and American Badminton League is another.[/quote]

    That American Badminton League logo looks like someone needs to take a key and unlock it to see what’s behind the logo.

  • Joey Guns | January 29, 2008 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”212200″][quote comment=”212183″][quote comment=”212169″]Check out this idiot!

    http://www.joesports...

    According to the comments, the jersey bearer’s last name is Dave ColvEn.[/quote]

    I am a huge fan of the jersey of a player who is on the more obscure side. I have an authentic Ravens #71 Jared Gaither jersey and a MD Terps Sarunas Jasikevicius jersey that he signed! When I showed it to him his exact words were, “where the hell did you get that?” even he understood the obscurity of it.[/quote]

    Where did you get it???

  • Stuby | January 29, 2008 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”212216″][quote comment=”212177″]How many logos follow that same design?
    MLB, NBA, US Figure Skating, World Curling Tour…[/quote]

    AMA Supermoto does (or has), and American Badminton League is another.[/quote]
    The Women’s Professional Billiard Association is another.

  • Robert | January 29, 2008 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”212165″][quote comment=”212159″]Honda joins Red Bull in the F1 community in having a shoulder-to-ankle stripe going down one side of their uniforms.[/quote]
    I don’t recall ever seeing a full body stripe like that before. I really like it. Anyone have any other examples?[/quote]

    I am definitely no expert on the subject, but didn’t some drivers in the 60s have the full body stripes?

  • LI Phil | January 29, 2008 at 10:10 am |

    [quote]She had just turned twelve at the time and was patently off limits for another year.[/quote]

    i love canada

  • dm00n [Doug] | January 29, 2008 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”212209″]
    Alex has retired from racing.
    He is the Honda test driver.[/quote]

    I just re-read the news item about him retiring and he did specify ‘active racing,’ so you’re right. He said he always knew he’d quit when he had doubts. I wonder if nearly being killed in the beginning of the year was the cause.

  • KT | January 29, 2008 at 10:11 am |

    The Giants decided as a team to wear black for their arrival in the Valley of the Sun prior to Super Bowl XLII. (slideshow)

    [quote]
    In any good Western, someone has to wear black.

    The New York Giants obliged Monday, arriving in the Valley as men in black, [u]although they’ll be wearing white on Sunday[/u] in Super Bowl XLII against the New England Patriots…[/quote]

  • KT | January 29, 2008 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment=”212221″]Here’s a classic curling sweater worn by the Moose Jaw Rat Rods. The now defunct team dominated the local scene from 1922-27 but dissolved itself when Walter Mudrunkle, the team’s charismatic octogenarian skip, was accused by Red McCurlihan, the team’s brilliant third, of making eyes at the mayor’s daughter. She had just turned twelve at the time and was patently off limits for another year. Though many dispute McCurlihan’s claims to this day, the ramifications of his accusations were felt for some time in the frontier town. McCurlihan drowned under mysterious circumstances in his personal still in 1933 and Mudrunkle eventually married the mayor’s daughter three years later, quit curling, and formed a touring barbershop quartet.[/quote]

    Wish I had a dollar for every time I heard that story.

    Wait….what?

  • Eriq Jaffe | January 29, 2008 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment=”212188″]but a thought…mightn’t the sox have made more sense in this?[/quote]

    I agree, they would. Or, if they wanna be really patriotic, they could bust out something like this. And, yes, that’s Bill Veeck with the peg leg.

  • Teebz | January 29, 2008 at 10:13 am |

    The WORLD Curling Tour is hardly a Canadian League. Jason Larway’s team from Bothwell, Washington, USA plays in the Tour, as does Thomas Ulsrud’s squad from Oslo, Norway. Granted, 16 of 18 teams are Canadian, but there are a couple of teams from outside the Great White North that play.

    Also, Asham Curling Supplies sponsors the Tour. They arguably make the best curling gear and brooms on the market today. It’s not “A SHAM”… it’s pronounced “ASH-em”.

  • Joe H | January 29, 2008 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”212225″][quote comment=”212200″][quote comment=”212183″][quote comment=”212169″]Check out this idiot!

    http://www.joesports...

    According to the comments, the jersey bearer’s last name is Dave ColvEn.[/quote]

    I am a huge fan of the jersey of a player who is on the more obscure side. I have an authentic Ravens #71 Jared Gaither jersey and a MD Terps Sarunas Jasikevicius jersey that he signed! When I showed it to him his exact words were, “where the hell did you get that?” even he understood the obscurity of it.[/quote]

    Where did you get it???[/quote]

    I made it of course!

  • Wade Harder | January 29, 2008 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”212167″]Those OSU shorts would be nice, if they weren’t as billowy as a maiden’s wedding dress.

    Seriously, though, cool idea.[/quote]

    I’m not a big fan of grey uniforms, but I agree those shorts are pretty sharp. I wonder how they would translate on to OSU’s white and scarlet jerseys.

  • Scott B | January 29, 2008 at 10:21 am |

    You can count the American Poolplayers Association and American Darters Association in the list of Red, White & Blue logos as well…

  • Beats in Buffalo | January 29, 2008 at 10:22 am |

    You gotta love in an era with overhyped logo creep “vintage” uniforms which often lack minor details that made the uniforms classic in the first place, that a team would wear actual vintage uniforms and not vintage inspired and the fact that they smelled…presumably of mothballs just adds to the story.

  • Kerry P | January 29, 2008 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”212237″]The WORLD Curling Tour is hardly a Canadian League. Jason Larway’s team from Bothwell, Washington, USA plays in the Tour, as does Thomas Ulsrud’s squad from Oslo, Norway. Granted, 16 of 18 teams are Canadian, but there are a couple of teams from outside the Great White North that play.

    Also, Asham Curling Supplies sponsors the Tour. They arguably make the best curling gear and brooms on the market today. It’s not “A SHAM”… it’s pronounced “ASH-em”.[/quote]
    Beat me to it. I was thinking the same thing and did a little investigating. HERE is a listing of the participating teams.

  • Ed | January 29, 2008 at 10:26 am |

    Another RWB logo: Indy Racing

    ed

  • dm00n [Doug] | January 29, 2008 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”212228″][quote comment=”212165″][quote comment=”212159″]Honda joins Red Bull in the F1 community in having a shoulder-to-ankle stripe going down one side of their uniforms.[/quote]
    I don’t recall ever seeing a full body stripe like that before. I really like it. Anyone have any other examples?[/quote]

    I am definitely no expert on the subject, but didn’t some drivers in the 60s have the full body stripes?[/quote]

    Dan Gurney wore truncated stripes, sort of like Steve McQueen’s LeMans look.

    No stripes, but I love this picture of James Hunt. He wasn’t wearing the Sex, Breakfast of Champions patch in that shot though. Apparently smoking around the car wasn’t so frowned upon in the old days.

  • Stuby | January 29, 2008 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”212245″]You gotta love in an era with overhyped logo creep “vintage” uniforms which often lack minor details that made the uniforms classic in the first place, that a team would wear actual vintage uniforms and not vintage inspired and the fact that they smelled…presumably of mothballs just adds to the story.[/quote]
    Reminds me of David Wells wearing Babe Ruth’s cap in a game.

  • Portland Ad Design | January 29, 2008 at 10:30 am |

    I’m looking forward to those Portland Beavers jerseys, which were design by a rival firm in town.

    Joba

  • dm00n [Doug] | January 29, 2008 at 10:30 am |

    Have all the branches of the U.S. military gone to that pixel camo? Just wondering, it’d make the Sox gear outdated anyways.

  • Rick | January 29, 2008 at 10:30 am |

    Nice socks on Miley Cyrus

    http://news.yahoo.co...

  • Bioretention | January 29, 2008 at 10:35 am |

    Some idiot in New Jersey is cursing that the Giants have jinxed themselves with these black jerseys on media day.

  • MPowers1634 | January 29, 2008 at 10:36 am |

    [quote comment=”212188″][quote comment=”212181″]A lot of talk yesterday about the Sox camos, but I don’t think anybody posted any pictures, did they?

    Here’s a snapshot I came across of Mark Buehrle at this past weekend’s Soxfest.

    Apologies if somebody posted something else and I missed it.[/quote]

    i don’t think we’ve had any photos…thanks

    but a thought…mightn’t the sox have made more sense in this?[/quote]

    That is one of the manu iterations of traditional camouflage referred to as Urban Camo.

  • Marcus Hall, Baltimore | January 29, 2008 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment=”212227″][quote comment=”212216″][quote comment=”212177″]How many logos follow that same design?
    MLB, NBA, US Figure Skating, World Curling Tour…[/quote]

    AMA Supermoto does (or has), and American Badminton League is another.[/quote]
    The Women’s Professional Billiard Association is another.[/quote]

    Add Major League Gaming to the mix….

  • MPowers1634 | January 29, 2008 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”212255″]Have all the branches of the U.S. military gone to that pixel camo? Just wondering, it’d make the Sox gear outdated anyways.[/quote]

    Digital Camo, and as far as the Army is concerned. Yes. They are considered the required Basic Dress Uniform or BDU.

  • MPowers1634 | January 29, 2008 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”212241″][quote comment=”212167″]Those OSU shorts would be nice, if they weren’t as billowy as a maiden’s wedding dress.

    Seriously, though, cool idea.[/quote]

    I’m not a big fan of grey uniforms, but I agree those shorts are pretty sharp. I wonder how they would translate on to OSU’s white and scarlet jerseys.[/quote]

    Eastbay has all three versions of said shorts.

  • MPowers1634 | January 29, 2008 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”212256″]Nice socks on Miley Cyrus

    http://news.yahoo.co...

    Ogling Ms. Cyrus/Montana and her socks isn’t even legal in Canada!

  • Mike Engle | January 29, 2008 at 10:49 am |

    [quote comment=”212263″][quote comment=”212188″][quote comment=”212181″]A lot of talk yesterday about the Sox camos, but I don’t think anybody posted any pictures, did they?

    Here’s a snapshot I came across of Mark Buehrle at this past weekend’s Soxfest.

    Apologies if somebody posted something else and I missed it.[/quote]

    i don’t think we’ve had any photos…thanks

    but a thought…mightn’t the sox have made more sense in this?[/quote]

    That is one of the manu iterations of traditional camouflage referred to as Urban Camo.[/quote]
    Does anybody feel that as well-intended as it may be, the camouflage jersey just might be cliché? I, for one, think it would be cool to have the following Franken-throwback: the jersey and pants of the early 1970’s (just before the pajama sets), but with the sleeves, socks, and hats changed to blue. This means you get the block of blue, with red and white stripes, just like the American flag. Or Carlos May’s career in a blender…

  • MPowers1634 | January 29, 2008 at 10:55 am |

    For the link in post #57, try this, isf you’re so inclined: http://www.eastbay.c...

    Or go to Eastbay.com
    click on the Fan Gear Tab
    Click on NCAA, Ohio State
    There are the shorts as well as those of all of the other schools

  • todd krevanchi | January 29, 2008 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”212240″][quote comment=”212225″][quote comment=”212200″][quote comment=”212183″][quote comment=”212169″]Check out this idiot!

    http://www.joesports...

    According to the comments, the jersey bearer’s last name is Dave ColvEn.[/quote]

    I am a huge fan of the jersey of a player who is on the more obscure side. I have an authentic Ravens #71 Jared Gaither jersey and a MD Terps Sarunas Jasikevicius jersey that he signed! When I showed it to him his exact words were, “where the hell did you get that?” even he understood the obscurity of it.[/quote]

    Where did you get it???[/quote]

    I made it of course![/quote]

    jasikevicius’ high school team (solanco) was awesome. going to college in lancaster county i was able to se them play a lot. a back court that went to maryland (sarunas), temple via clemson (johnny miller who was touted as the teams best player) and DII millersville, my alma mater (shema dickinson). jasikevicious was the only one who had any kind of success in college or beyond.

  • teamcinnamon | January 29, 2008 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”212205″]Curling is an addictive sport to watch… too bad it’s not broadcast more in the States.[/quote]

    A real shame.

  • The Ol Goaler | January 29, 2008 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”212183″][quote comment=”212169″]Check out this idiot!

    http://www.joesports...

    According to the comments, the jersey bearer’s last name is Dave ColvEn.[/quote]
    So, is it cool or un-cool to wear a “replica” jersey with your own name on the back?

    Full disclosure… I wear a St. Louis Blues replica with my name and number on the back. (The Blues don’t currently have a player wearing #1.) Should I content myself with searching for a Jim Merritt replica jersey? Or perhaps the more obscure Ahmad Merritt?

    I’ve looked (unsuccessfully) for a Glenn Hall replica Blues sweater… they didn’t have names on the jerseys when “Mr. Goalie” and Jacques Plante combined for the Vezina. Living in Jonesboro, Arkansas, there aren’t too many folks wearing NHL sweaters of any sort… what say you, Uni-Watchers?

  • LI Phil | January 29, 2008 at 11:03 am |
  • jesse | January 29, 2008 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”212292″][quote comment=”212183″][quote comment=”212169″]Check out this idiot!

    http://www.joesports...

    According to the comments, the jersey bearer’s last name is Dave ColvEn.[/quote]
    So, is it cool or un-cool to wear a “replica” jersey with your own name on the back?

    Full disclosure… I wear a St. Louis Blues replica with my name and number on the back. (The Blues don’t currently have a player wearing #1.) Should I content myself with searching for a Jim Merritt replica jersey? Or perhaps the more obscure Ahmad Merritt?

    I’ve looked (unsuccessfully) for a Glenn Hall replica Blues sweater… they didn’t have names on the jerseys when “Mr. Goalie” and Jacques Plante combined for the Vezina. Living in Jonesboro, Arkansas, there aren’t too many folks wearing NHL sweaters of any sort… what say you, Uni-Watchers?[/quote]

    I’ll do you one better, I’m a Pirate fan to the extent they have any good players they don’t last very long and everybody else sucks. What kind of jersey should I get if I were so inclined.

  • LI Phil | January 29, 2008 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”212301″]I’ll do you one better, I’m a Pirate fan to the extent they have any good players they don’t last very long and everybody else sucks. What kind of jersey should I get if I were so inclined.[/quote]

    a steelers jersey

  • Wade Harder | January 29, 2008 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”212282″]For the link in post #57, try this, isf you’re so inclined: http://www.eastbay.c...

    Or go to Eastbay.com
    click on the Fan Gear Tab
    Click on NCAA, Ohio State
    There are the shorts as well as those of all of the other schools[/quote]

    Thanks for the link, but I’m pretty disappointed at the results, especially the whites. I was expecting a stripe similar to the one on the football jersey sleeve.

  • JoeS | January 29, 2008 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”212244″]You can count the American Poolplayers Association and American Darters Association in the list of Red, White & Blue logos as well…[/quote]
    I think the issue was not just with the colors red, white and blue, but with the overall design of the logo being red on one side and blue on the other with a white figure (basketball player, baseball player, racecar, etc).

  • Stuby | January 29, 2008 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”212301″][quote comment=”212292″][quote comment=”212183″][quote comment=”212169″]Check out this idiot!

    http://www.joesports...

    According to the comments, the jersey bearer’s last name is Dave ColvEn.[/quote]
    So, is it cool or un-cool to wear a “replica” jersey with your own name on the back?

    Full disclosure… I wear a St. Louis Blues replica with my name and number on the back. (The Blues don’t currently have a player wearing #1.) Should I content myself with searching for a Jim Merritt replica jersey? Or perhaps the more obscure Ahmad Merritt?

    I’ve looked (unsuccessfully) for a Glenn Hall replica Blues sweater… they didn’t have names on the jerseys when “Mr. Goalie” and Jacques Plante combined for the Vezina. Living in Jonesboro, Arkansas, there aren’t too many folks wearing NHL sweaters of any sort… what say you, Uni-Watchers?[/quote]

    I’ll do you one better, I’m a Pirate fan to the extent they have any good players they don’t last very long and everybody else sucks. What kind of jersey should I get if I were so inclined.[/quote]
    Just get you one of these. You can’t go wrong with a classic.

  • Blue Devil | January 29, 2008 at 11:20 am |

    I first found out about this through an email sent to all Duke students that added the fact that the announcers would be given “talking points” about environmental sustainability to discuss throughout the game. Bad bad bad bad idea.

  • MPowers1634 | January 29, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”212305″][quote comment=”212282″]For the link in post #57, try this, isf you’re so inclined: http://www.eastbay.c...

    Or go to Eastbay.com
    click on the Fan Gear Tab
    Click on NCAA, Ohio State
    There are the shorts as well as those of all of the other schools[/quote]

    Thanks for the link, but I’m pretty disappointed at the results, especially the whites. I was expecting a stripe similar to the one on the football jersey sleeve.[/quote]

    That’s why I prefer the grey alts as well. I had seen them on the Eastbay website, as well as, here, but had paid them no mind until I saw the game pics yesterday. I LOVE them and how the bucs wear them except for the black socks with their soldiers. Back in the day when Jay Burson and Treg Lee played at TOSU, they wore base grey Nike Air bounds and they looked great. They should return to that with their new alts.

  • BraveFan | January 29, 2008 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”212200″][quote comment=”212183″][quote comment=”212169″]Check out this idiot!

    http://www.joesports...

    According to the comments, the jersey bearer’s last name is Dave ColvEn.[/quote]

    I am a huge fan of the jersey of a player who is on the more obscure side. I have an authentic Ravens #71 Jared Gaither jersey and a MD Terps Sarunas Jasikevicius jersey that he signed! When I showed it to him his exact words were, “where the hell did you get that?” even he understood the obscurity of it.[/quote]

    I have a Fernando Tatis #23 Cardinals jersey. I thought he’d be an All-Star after seeing him play for my hometown Tulsa Drillers, then he started off huge with St. Louis. Guess he stopped taking steroids after 2000. I also own a game-worn Anthony Lerew Braves jersey because I wanted a Braves jersey and it was cheaper than even the replicas. Even if no one knows who he is, he dresses well.

  • MLB2PDX | January 29, 2008 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”212254″]I’m looking forward to those Portland Beavers jerseys, which were design by a rival firm in town.

    Joba[/quote]

    Agreed. I think it’s kind of stupid that they’re doing all of these changes just because of OSU’s success, but I’m just happy they kept the name. That’s the main thing. But yeah, really curious about the logo, color scheme, etc. Hopefully they got rid of the pinstripes. And if they really are changing the colors, maybe something like dark green and dark blue…

    We’ll find out in 3 hours.

  • mike | January 29, 2008 at 11:38 am |

    One of the great features of curling sweaters – if you win a canadian provincial championship, and go to the national Brier, you get a “purple heart” patch that you wear on your sweater or jacket forever. I’ve never come close but I’ve curled against a lot of guys with purple hearts and its an amazing badge of honour – like being in “The Show”

    Amazingly, when I googled curling sweaters to find an example of the purple heart I found an old edition of uniwatch!

    The two middle guys have each been to the Brier twice.

  • MLB2PDX | January 29, 2008 at 11:39 am |

    Also, on a side note, in this past year I have done a decent amount of traveling for work and vacation (Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, South Africa, Papua New Guinea, and Italy)…one thing I’ve noticed is that there are Yankees hats/gear EVERYWHERE! Granted, I know most of the people are wearing it more for the “NY” than the team, but still. They need to realize that they’re supposed to hate them, not like them. But, it’s better than seeing SF Giants hats everywhere. I couldn’t take that and would have to say something…

  • TJ Leja | January 29, 2008 at 11:41 am |

    Just found this article about possible new Minnesota Twins uniforms for 2010. Is this a homespun rumor, or does this have legs? Anyone know?

  • mike | January 29, 2008 at 11:42 am |

    If this link doesn’t work, its the only other entry under “curling” on the right side.

    Uni Watch book club

    1954 Photo

  • Jim | January 29, 2008 at 11:43 am |

    Check out Vinnie LeCavalier’s socks. The ridiculous stripes are completeley misaligned. They’re supposed to run down the back into his skate boot. I guess he didn’t get the memo on how to implement the RBK Edge system.
    http://cache3.gettyi...

  • LynchMob | January 29, 2008 at 11:44 am |

    Here’s details on the Portland Beavers announcement, in case any UW’ers can get there … sent to me in an email last night …

    The Portland Beavers cordially invite you to attend…

    THE OFFICIAL UNVEILING OF THE NEW TEAM LOGO & UNIFORMS
    Pioneer Place Shopping Center
    700 SW Fifth Ave
    Tuesday, January 29, at 11:30 a.m.
    (Lower level next to Food Court, between Gymboree & Claire’s)

    The new logo and uniforms celebrate the history and tradition of the Portland Beavers, Portland’s team since 1903. The “new” look is a return to the roots of our National Pastime, infusing the community-based symbolism of the game. Baseball brings people together, and we want PGE Park to be Portland’s town square. We hope to see you on Tuesday to be part of this groundbreaking event.

    RSVP:
    Please RSVP to Patti Peters at (503) 553-5506 or ppeters@pgepark.com. Thanks for your support.
    P.S.
    New merchandise will be available at the mall directly following the unveiling. Plus, the PGE Park Team Store will also be open for the remainder of that week with the new merchandise, plus vintage items up to 50% off. The store will be open from Wednesday, January 30 to Friday, February 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Mets Fan AZ | January 29, 2008 at 11:47 am |

    Just wondering, I was watching Celebrity Rehab last night and noticed that from episode 2 to 3 they made the less famous Baldwin tape over an Under Armour logo on his shirt. Why is that? Of course i never would have noticed this if I wasn’t a UW’er. I’ve seen it in videos too, they’ll blur out swooshes and 3 stripes. I can’t see the companies getting mad, isn’t that free advertising? And it’s not like it’s attached to the MTV or VH1 logo. I’m sure someone on here knows.

  • Stuby | January 29, 2008 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”212332″]Just found this article about possible new Minnesota Twins uniforms for 2010. Is this a homespun rumor, or does this have legs? Anyone know?[/quote]
    Interesting number font. All of those would be a pretty nice change.

  • LI Phil | January 29, 2008 at 11:49 am |

    [quote]there are Yankees hats/gear EVERYWHERE! Granted, I know most of the people are wearing it more for the “NY” than the team, but still. They need to realize that they’re supposed to hate them[/quote]

    the team, right?

  • Stuby | January 29, 2008 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”212338″]Just wondering, I was watching Celebrity Rehab last night and noticed that from episode 2 to 3 they made the less famous Baldwin tape over an Under Armour logo on his shirt. Why is that? Of course i never would have noticed this if I wasn’t a UW’er. I’ve seen it in videos too, they’ll blur out swooshes and 3 stripes. I can’t see the companies getting mad, isn’t that free advertising? And it’s not like it’s attached to the MTV or VH1 logo. I’m sure someone on here knows.[/quote]
    Probably because the show/network doesn’t want to give them a free plug. And I think it’s a law that you can’t have a Celebreality show without at least one Baldwin on it.

  • Philly Bill | January 29, 2008 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”212330″]Also, on a side note, in this past year I have done a decent amount of traveling for work and vacation (Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, South Africa, Papua New Guinea, and Italy)…one thing I’ve noticed is that there are Yankees hats/gear EVERYWHERE! Granted, I know most of the people are wearing it more for the “NY” than the team, but still. They need to realize that they’re supposed to hate them, not like them. But, it’s better than seeing SF Giants hats everywhere. I couldn’t take that and would have to say something…[/quote]

    It takes a while for our junk to make its way to the outer reaches of the globe. In a couple years everyone in Papua New Guinea will be wearing a pink or green Red Sox hat.

  • Josh Petty | January 29, 2008 at 12:03 pm |

    American Hockey League logos are red, white, and blue as well

    Main League Logo: http://www.hamiltonb...

    Alternate League Logo: http://www.echl.com/...

  • Fez Whatley | January 29, 2008 at 12:07 pm |

    I used to like the NHL all star games when all the players would wear their own team colored gloves with the ever so classic and missed black and orange “NHL” logo uniforms.

    Classy and classicdamn you Reebok!

    It’s hard enough to tell who the players are. Taking away ANY way to seperate the players just makes it that much more enjoyable. At least the goalies still wear their own gear (I think, didn’t watch like 99.99% of the world)… for now.

  • Eric | January 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”212292″][quote comment=”212183″][quote comment=”212169″]Check out this idiot!

    http://www.joesports...

    According to the comments, the jersey bearer’s last name is Dave ColvEn.[/quote]
    So, is it cool or un-cool to wear a “replica” jersey with your own name on the back?

    Full disclosure… I wear a St. Louis Blues replica with my name and number on the back. (The Blues don’t currently have a player wearing #1.) Should I content myself with searching for a Jim Merritt replica jersey? Or perhaps the more obscure Ahmad Merritt?

    I’ve looked (unsuccessfully) for a Glenn Hall replica Blues sweater… they didn’t have names on the jerseys when “Mr. Goalie” and Jacques Plante combined for the Vezina. Living in Jonesboro, Arkansas, there aren’t too many folks wearing NHL sweaters of any sort… what say you, Uni-Watchers?[/quote]

    If you’re beholden to the #1, you could always go for Mike Liut…

    [quote comment=”212335″]Check out Vinnie LeCavalier’s socks. The ridiculous stripes are completeley misaligned. They’re supposed to run down the back into his skate boot. I guess he didn’t get the memo on how to implement the RBK Edge system.
    http://cache3.gettyi...

    He’s too busy scrapping for every point in the standings to be concerned with his socks… :)

  • Stuby | January 29, 2008 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”212330″]Also, on a side note, in this past year I have done a decent amount of traveling for work and vacation (Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, South Africa, Papua New Guinea, and Italy)…one thing I’ve noticed is that there are Yankees hats/gear EVERYWHERE! Granted, I know most of the people are wearing it more for the “NY” than the team, but still. They need to realize that they’re supposed to hate them, not like them. But, it’s better than seeing SF Giants hats everywhere. I couldn’t take that and would have to say something…[/quote]
    So MLB2PDX, let me get this straight…You’re a Cartographer who gets to travel? You guys need any help with that?

  • spencer | January 29, 2008 at 12:18 pm |

    I thought i was the only American who watched curling on tv.

  • James Craven | January 29, 2008 at 12:21 pm |

    Anyone looking at Randy Moss showing off what will likely be the ’08 NFL Draft Cap? Looks like a cross of a fitted trucker cap with a cream colored front.

  • Ian K | January 29, 2008 at 12:23 pm |

    Has Oklahoma State worn these black jerseys before? The OU-OSU game was on at the gym and all I could think about was those monstrosities..

    Slideshow from the Daily Oklahoman:
    http://newsok.com/ph...

  • Jon L | January 29, 2008 at 12:25 pm |

    Paul,

    Didn’t know if you had seen anything new about the unis for the AAFL? I found a video of the AAFL draft here (Sorry, I couldn’t get the link to post correctly – http://event.playons...). There are some helmets that on set at different times in the broadcast. Tennessee’s jersey is at the 1:32:40 mark and the helmet at 1:33:36. Texas is at 1:37:15 (yuck!). Florida at 1:41:51 (probably the best looking jersey). Michigan at 1:44:04 (very arena league). Alabama at 1:47:08. I live in the state of Alabama and am an Auburn grad, so this one is a little personal. I kind of expected the red & white, but this jersey is high school ugly. Can I at least get a sleeve stripe? Are they using Rutgers’ practice jerseys ???
    Arkansas’ jersey isn’t held up by their pick, but you can see it and their helmet in this gallery. Also, more pics of Florida, Michigan, Tennessee, and Texas. I’m not sure why Alabama’s page hasn’t been updated with draft pics. Maybe they realized that their jerseys needed some work.

    JL

  • Nuk | January 29, 2008 at 12:25 pm |

    NHLPA – another Red-White-Blue logo

  • Nuk | January 29, 2008 at 12:28 pm |

    Better link for NHLPA logo

  • Jerico | January 29, 2008 at 12:37 pm |

    This look inside the Oregon locker room (thanks, SI On Campus/YouTube) might prove that style arguably can’t be bought, but a lot of other things can be.

  • MLB2PDX | January 29, 2008 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”212356″]So MLB2PDX, let me get this straight…You’re a Cartographer who gets to travel? You guys need any help with that?[/quote]

    Hmm, someone did a search. :-) Anyway, I run my own show, but if you’re willing to travel (for 5+ weeks at a time) there’s tons of work around the world. For all types of fields, levels of experience, etc.

  • Zac | January 29, 2008 at 12:51 pm |

    Anyone know where I could find former IHL/AHL jersey pictures? I have a Cleveland Barons jersey and want to figure out when it was used.

  • Floormaster Squeeze | January 29, 2008 at 12:52 pm |

    In the 70’s and possibly into the 80’s a few Curling events were broadcast in Wisconsin (on Public TV I believe).

  • diz | January 29, 2008 at 12:54 pm |

    I think the red-white-blue watch was meant to be intended for logos based on the tricolour/silhouette idea, not just those colours in general. Think Baseball, think basketball(think Baseketball!) – and those two are the only acceptable ones to me. The rest just convey a sense of tedium and lack of imagination. At least do something interesting, like the old Football League “Union Swastika” design, or the Formula One Negative Space Flag effort.

  • jere | January 29, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    As soon as I heard “County Stadium visitors’ clubhouse,” I thought back to the book “Jocks and Socks.” It was written by the visitors’ clubhouse manager for the Brewers. Turns out this incident was during his time, as he’s mentioned in the article (though they spelled his name with a C instead of a K.) I don’t remember him mentioning this incident in the book, but it was a long time ago when I read it.

  • Stuby | January 29, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”212378″][quote comment=”212356″]So MLB2PDX, let me get this straight…You’re a Cartographer who gets to travel? You guys need any help with that?[/quote]

    Hmm, someone did a search. :-) Anyway, I run my own show, but if you’re willing to travel (for 5+ weeks at a time) there’s tons of work around the world. For all types of fields, levels of experience, etc.[/quote]
    No search, I just remember you posting those cool Cartographic baseball jerseys before. Having been in the mapping industry for the past 13 years, it stood out.

  • Floormaster Squeeze | January 29, 2008 at 12:57 pm |

    Alos, about the World Curling Logo. While the majority of the events are held in Canada, many are held in Europe and some in the US. It really is a world league.

  • Mike Miller | January 29, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”212292″][quote comment=”212183″][quote comment=”212169″]Check out this idiot!

    http://www.joesports...

    According to the comments, the jersey bearer’s last name is Dave ColvEn.[/quote]
    So, is it cool or un-cool to wear a “replica” jersey with your own name on the back?

    Full disclosure… I wear a St. Louis Blues replica with my name and number on the back. (The Blues don’t currently have a player wearing #1.) Should I content myself with searching for a Jim Merritt replica jersey? Or perhaps the more obscure Ahmad Merritt?

    I’ve looked (unsuccessfully) for a Glenn Hall replica Blues sweater… they didn’t have names on the jerseys when “Mr. Goalie” and Jacques Plante combined for the Vezina. Living in Jonesboro, Arkansas, there aren’t too many folks wearing NHL sweaters of any sort… what say you, Uni-Watchers?[/quote]

    I do own two replica jerseys with “Miller” on the back, but I wait until the team gets a player with the last name of Miller to get the jersey, and get that guys number. So I own a #34 Trever Miller Blue Jays jersey and a #58 Caleb Miller Bengals jersey. I have a blank Devils jersey, since the Devils haven’t had anyone named Miller on their team.

  • Joe H | January 29, 2008 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”212339″][quote comment=”212332″]Just found this article about possible new Minnesota Twins uniforms for 2010. Is this a homespun rumor, or does this have legs? Anyone know?[/quote]
    Interesting number font. All of those would be a pretty nice change.[/quote]

    By the lackluster photoshop/illustrator work of that image I would say that there is no way that is a legit MLB prototype rendering. And that number font is god awful.

    On a side note…have any of you seen these NHL tables before?

  • KT | January 29, 2008 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”212362″]Paul,

    Didn’t know if you had seen anything new about the unis for the AAFL? I found a video of the AAFL draft here (Sorry, I couldn’t get the link to post correctly – http://event.playons...). There are some helmets that on set at different times in the broadcast. Tennessee’s jersey is at the 1:32:40 mark and the helmet at 1:33:36. Texas is at 1:37:15 (yuck!). Florida at 1:41:51 (probably the best looking jersey). Michigan at 1:44:04 (very arena league). Alabama at 1:47:08. I live in the state of Alabama and am an Auburn grad, so this one is a little personal. I kind of expected the red & white, but this jersey is high school ugly. Can I at least get a sleeve stripe? Are they using Rutgers’ practice jerseys ???
    Arkansas’ jersey isn’t held up by their pick, but you can see it and their helmet in this gallery. Also, more pics of Florida, Michigan, Tennessee, and Texas. I’m not sure why Alabama’s page hasn’t been updated with draft pics. Maybe they realized that their jerseys needed some work.

    JL[/quote]

    Your ideas are intriguing to me, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

  • MLB2PDX | January 29, 2008 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”212396″][quote comment=”212378″][quote comment=”212356″]So MLB2PDX, let me get this straight…You’re a Cartographer who gets to travel? You guys need any help with that?[/quote]

    Hmm, someone did a search. :-) Anyway, I run my own show, but if you’re willing to travel (for 5+ weeks at a time) there’s tons of work around the world. For all types of fields, levels of experience, etc.[/quote]
    No search, I just remember you posting those cool Cartographic baseball jerseys before. Having been in the mapping industry for the past 13 years, it stood out.[/quote]

    13 years eh? Nice. I’m heading into 11. You got me. Curious where you work, etc.? And like I said, if you’re willing to travel, I can get you in touch with people. There’s more work out there than can be filled. For now…

  • Stuby | January 29, 2008 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”212407″][quote comment=”212396″][quote comment=”212378″][quote comment=”212356″]So MLB2PDX, let me get this straight…You’re a Cartographer who gets to travel? You guys need any help with that?[/quote]

    Hmm, someone did a search. :-) Anyway, I run my own show, but if you’re willing to travel (for 5+ weeks at a time) there’s tons of work around the world. For all types of fields, levels of experience, etc.[/quote]
    No search, I just remember you posting those cool Cartographic baseball jerseys before. Having been in the mapping industry for the past 13 years, it stood out.[/quote]

    13 years eh? Nice. I’m heading into 11. You got me. Curious where you work, etc.? And like I said, if you’re willing to travel, I can get you in touch with people. There’s more work out there than can be filled. For now…[/quote]
    If I shoot an email to the info address of your website, will it get to you? And how come UniWatch isn’t one of your company links?

  • MLB2PDX | January 29, 2008 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”212414″][quote comment=”212407″][quote comment=”212396″][quote comment=”212378″][quote comment=”212356″]So MLB2PDX, let me get this straight…You’re a Cartographer who gets to travel? You guys need any help with that?[/quote]

    Hmm, someone did a search. :-) Anyway, I run my own show, but if you’re willing to travel (for 5+ weeks at a time) there’s tons of work around the world. For all types of fields, levels of experience, etc.[/quote]
    No search, I just remember you posting those cool Cartographic baseball jerseys before. Having been in the mapping industry for the past 13 years, it stood out.[/quote]

    13 years eh? Nice. I’m heading into 11. You got me. Curious where you work, etc.? And like I said, if you’re willing to travel, I can get you in touch with people. There’s more work out there than can be filled. For now…[/quote]
    If I shoot an email to the info address of your website, will it get to you? And how come UniWatch isn’t one of your company links?[/quote]

    Yeah, I’ll get the email. And, funny you ask, I actually had it in there for a day once…and then removed it (sorry Paul). Maybe I’ll put it back in. Hehheh.

  • TOG | January 29, 2008 at 1:17 pm |

    A lot of talk yesterday about the Sox camos, but I don’t think anybody posted any pictures, did they?

    Here’s a snapshot I came across of Mark Buehrle at this past weekend’s Soxfest.

    Apologies if somebody posted something else and I missed it.

    Ummm. Please remember that Sox marketing is an oxymoron…

  • LI Phil | January 29, 2008 at 1:18 pm |
  • Kool Mar-T | January 29, 2008 at 1:18 pm |

    I know they don’t play sports, but I’ve noticed painters around town sporting a logo based on the NBA’s & MLA’s. It’s half red and half blue with a white paint brush in the middle. I saw a lot of them last summer. I’m sure you can find the image somewhere. It’s not terribly impressive.

  • Joe H | January 29, 2008 at 1:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”212414″][quote comment=”212407″][quote comment=”212396″][quote comment=”212378″][quote comment=”212356″]So MLB2PDX, let me get this straight…You’re a Cartographer who gets to travel? You guys need any help with that?[/quote]

    Hmm, someone did a search. :-) Anyway, I run my own show, but if you’re willing to travel (for 5+ weeks at a time) there’s tons of work around the world. For all types of fields, levels of experience, etc.[/quote]
    No search, I just remember you posting those cool Cartographic baseball jerseys before. Having been in the mapping industry for the past 13 years, it stood out.[/quote]

    13 years eh? Nice. I’m heading into 11. You got me. Curious where you work, etc.? And like I said, if you’re willing to travel, I can get you in touch with people. There’s more work out there than can be filled. For now…[/quote]
    If I shoot an email to the info address of your website, will it get to you? And how come UniWatch isn’t one of your company links?[/quote]

    I can’t hear the word Cartographer without thinking of Buster…I’m sorry!

  • TOG | January 29, 2008 at 1:21 pm |

    The sad news: Koe lost. The even sadder part: Look closely at the scoreboard and you’ll see the World Curling Tour logo. Not so bad if viewed in a vacuum, but c’mon, isn’t that design concept just a little played out? And why would a Canadian league stick to the red/white/blue color scheme? Odd.

    There’s really little tragedy in Curling…let’s face some undeniable facts here…it’s professional cleaning and sweeping after all…

  • Al | January 29, 2008 at 1:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”212420″]these getups for the african footy fans are getting out of hand[/quote]

    Man boobs!

  • LT | January 29, 2008 at 1:24 pm |

    The Ohio State uniform is interesting. Grey must be a growing trend in college basketball. UConn wore gray last night too. I saw the game on ESPN. They were nice but it’s too much like a road baseball uniform for me. There’s no rule against wearing gray at home, I know, but I guess I just associate it with road teams because of baseball.

  • MLB2PDX | January 29, 2008 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”212425″]I can’t hear the word Cartographer without thinking of Buster…I’m sorry![/quote]

    “He is extremely immature and socially inept.”

    Well, I’m 33…still watch The Simpsons, Family Guy, and South Park; enjoy Taco Bell more often than I should; am full on addicted to fantasy baseball; and cruise around sports uniform sites all day. So, sounds about right…
    :-)

  • LI Phil | January 29, 2008 at 1:32 pm |

    how’s the taco bell in papua new guinea?

  • Joey Guns | January 29, 2008 at 1:34 pm |

    Uni-related question made the list of dumbest Super Bowl questions:

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Neil | January 29, 2008 at 1:50 pm |

    You can see that Brian Campbell is clearly wearing his Sabres pants with the all star team shell on top.

    http://sportsillustr...

  • AK | January 29, 2008 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”212250″][quote comment=”212228″][quote comment=”212165″][quote comment=”212159″]Honda joins Red Bull in the F1 community in having a shoulder-to-ankle stripe going down one side of their uniforms.[/quote]
    I don’t recall ever seeing a full body stripe like that before. I really like it. Anyone have any other examples?[/quote]

    I am definitely no expert on the subject, but didn’t some drivers in the 60s have the full body stripes?[/quote]

    Dan Gurney wore truncated stripes, sort of like Steve McQueen’s LeMans look.

    No stripes, but I love this picture of James Hunt. He wasn’t wearing the Sex, Breakfast of Champions patch in that shot though. Apparently smoking around the car wasn’t so frowned upon in the old days.[/quote]
    Drinking a Schlitz, too! Real classy. Guess that’s what you get for winning a race.

  • MLB2PDX | January 29, 2008 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”212437″]how’s the taco bell in papua new guinea?[/quote]

    About as safe as walking around Port Moresby…day or night. (That being said, Rabaul and Madang are very safe and friendly)

  • Stuby | January 29, 2008 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”212438″]Uni-related question made the list of dumbest Super Bowl questions:

    http://sportsillustr...
    I like #20 in that series… To Rams DE Jay Williams: “Is Ram a noun or a verb?”

  • Mark K | January 29, 2008 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”212360″]Anyone looking at Randy Moss showing off what will likely be the ’08 NFL Draft Cap? Looks like a cross of a fitted trucker cap with a cream colored front.[/quote]

    Those are the ’08 Draft caps the Pats are wearing. If you go to the photo gallery on NFL.com you can see Wes Welker wearing his backwards, showing the new league logo. Contrast that to the old logo on his collar…

    http://static.nfl.co...

    It appears they will keep the same basic NFL Equipment logo.

  • scott | January 29, 2008 at 1:57 pm |

    Seems the Portland Beavers already had classic uniforms:

    http://www.portlandb...

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | January 29, 2008 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”212426″]The sad news: Koe lost. The even sadder part: Look closely at the scoreboard and you’ll see the World Curling Tour logo. Not so bad if viewed in a vacuum, but c’mon, isn’t that design concept just a little played out? And why would a Canadian league stick to the red/white/blue color scheme? Odd.

    There’s really little tragedy in Curling…let’s face some undeniable facts here…it’s professional cleaning and sweeping after all…[/quote]

    Curling has always intrigued me. Now, after a little bit of research, I find that we have a curling club in Austin! I think I’m going to check it out. I’ll wear a sweater.

  • Adam | January 29, 2008 at 2:00 pm |

    Did anyone else notice that it’s called the “Capital One Grand Slam of Curling” like the Capital One Bowl (formerly Citrus Bowl)?

  • Brian | January 29, 2008 at 2:02 pm |
  • MLB2PDX | January 29, 2008 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”212455″]Seems the Portland Beavers already had classic uniforms:

    http://www.portlandb...

    Yes, they did (although I never liked the pinstripes). The ‘problem’ is that the new owner feels they are too similar (name and color) to the Oregon State Beavers. When someone mentions Portland Beavers, he doesn’t want them to get confused with OSU (orange and black vs red and black). For awhile there they were talking about changing the name. Which would have been crazy, since the “Portland Beavers” is one of the oldest sports names in the whole country. So, at least they’re keeping the name. I can kind of deal with a change in the colors (please dont be purple, please dont be purple, please dont be purple) but wish it wasnt happening either. Half hour to go…

  • Kevin Z. | January 29, 2008 at 2:05 pm |

    hey everyone, if you want a little supplemental uni coverage every monday I just got a gig writing a jersey of the week feature for a student run publication at my school. Here’s monday’s first edition. Extra traffic would really help poor college kids pay for the site.

  • Duckstyle | January 29, 2008 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”212401″][quote comment=”212339″][quote comment=”212332″]Just found this article about possible new Minnesota Twins uniforms for 2010. Is this a homespun rumor, or does this have legs? Anyone know?[/quote]
    Interesting number font. All of those would be a pretty nice change.[/quote]

    By the lackluster photoshop/illustrator work of that image I would say that there is no way that is a legit MLB prototype rendering. And that number font is god awful.

    On a side note…have any of you seen these NHL tables before?[/quote]

    That font is gross. The Minnesota J wins? They couldn’t a better T than that?

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | January 29, 2008 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”212332″]Just found this article about possible new Minnesota Twins uniforms for 2010. Is this a homespun rumor, or does this have legs? Anyone know?[/quote]

    Some rather “interesting” postings at the same site

  • MPowers1634 | January 29, 2008 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”212460″]RW&B

    American Cornhole Association[/quote]

    You have got to be kidding me. This has got to be a link from The Onion or something.

    By the way, in my neck of the woods, this hgame was always referred to, not in a derogatory manner, mind you, as Polish Horseshoes.

  • Duckstyle | January 29, 2008 at 2:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”212460″]RW&B

    American Cornhole Association[/quote]

    I couldn’t help but crack up when I had to go Nebraska for work and heard people calling it cornhole. We call it bags round these parts.

  • MPowers1634 | January 29, 2008 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”212469″][quote comment=”212401″][quote comment=”212339″][quote comment=”212332″]Just found this article about possible new Minnesota Twins uniforms for 2010. Is this a homespun rumor, or does this have legs? Anyone know?[/quote]
    Interesting number font. All of those would be a pretty nice change.[/quote]

    By the lackluster photoshop/illustrator work of that image I would say that there is no way that is a legit MLB prototype rendering. And that number font is god awful.

    On a side note…have any of you seen these NHL tables before?[/quote]

    That font is gross. The Minnesota J wins? They couldn’t a better T than that?[/quote]

    That’s almost as bad as the font on the Kansas City Chiefs alternate jerseys: 5EW70H

  • Kerry P | January 29, 2008 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”212454″][quote comment=”212360″]Anyone looking at Randy Moss showing off what will likely be the ’08 NFL Draft Cap? Looks like a cross of a fitted trucker cap with a cream colored front.[/quote]

    Those are the ’08 Draft caps the Pats are wearing. If you go to the photo gallery on NFL.com you can see Wes Welker wearing his backwards, showing the new league logo. Contrast that to the old logo on his collar…

    http://static.nfl.co...

    It appears they will keep the same basic NFL Equipment logo.[/quote]
    I’m not sure if this has ever been addressed here, but I’m going to assume that THIS LOGO will be redone as well?

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | January 29, 2008 at 2:26 pm |

    We interrupt these postings to bring you a uniform-related bulletin. Who would like to offer the first critique of the uniforms?

  • LI Phil | January 29, 2008 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”212463″][quote comment=”212455″]Seems the Portland Beavers already had classic uniforms:

    http://www.portlandb...

    Yes, they did (although I never liked the pinstripes). The ‘problem’ is that the new owner feels they are too similar (name and color) to the Oregon State Beavers. When someone mentions Portland Beavers, he doesn’t want them to get confused with OSU (orange and black vs red and black). For awhile there they were talking about changing the name. Which would have been crazy, since the “Portland Beavers” is one of the oldest sports names in the whole country. So, at least they’re keeping the name. I can kind of deal with a change in the colors (please dont be purple, please dont be purple, please dont be purple) but wish it wasnt happening either. Half hour to go…[/quote]

    do people in oregon really have this much trouble keeping their beavers straight?

  • MPowers1634 | January 29, 2008 at 2:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”212484″][quote comment=”212454″][quote comment=”212360″]Anyone looking at Randy Moss showing off what will likely be the ’08 NFL Draft Cap? Looks like a cross of a fitted trucker cap with a cream colored front.[/quote]

    Those are the ’08 Draft caps the Pats are wearing. If you go to the photo gallery on NFL.com you can see Wes Welker wearing his backwards, showing the new league logo. Contrast that to the old logo on his collar…

    http://static.nfl.co...

    It appears they will keep the same basic NFL Equipment logo.[/quote]
    I’m not sure if this has ever been addressed here, but I’m going to assume that THIS LOGO will be redone as well?[/quote]

    I seriously hope that the NFL Network logo morphs into something more along the lines of anything like this.

    Then perhaps more than 40% of the viewing public can actually WATCH a Thurday night NFL game!

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | January 29, 2008 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”212489″][quote comment=”212463″][quote comment=”212455″]Seems the Portland Beavers already had classic uniforms:

    http://www.portlandb...

    Yes, they did (although I never liked the pinstripes). The ‘problem’ is that the new owner feels they are too similar (name and color) to the Oregon State Beavers. When someone mentions Portland Beavers, he doesn’t want them to get confused with OSU (orange and black vs red and black). For awhile there they were talking about changing the name. Which would have been crazy, since the “Portland Beavers” is one of the oldest sports names in the whole country. So, at least they’re keeping the name. I can kind of deal with a change in the colors (please dont be purple, please dont be purple, please dont be purple) but wish it wasnt happening either. Half hour to go…[/quote]

    do people in oregon really have this much trouble keeping their beavers straight?[/quote]

    Quick field guide:
    This is a large rodent with a massive overbite,
    and this is a beaver

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | January 29, 2008 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”212497″][quote comment=”212484″][quote comment=”212454″][quote comment=”212360″]Anyone looking at Randy Moss showing off what will likely be the ’08 NFL Draft Cap? Looks like a cross of a fitted trucker cap with a cream colored front.[/quote]

    Those are the ’08 Draft caps the Pats are wearing. If you go to the photo gallery on NFL.com you can see Wes Welker wearing his backwards, showing the new league logo. Contrast that to the old logo on his collar…

    http://static.nfl.co...

    It appears they will keep the same basic NFL Equipment logo.[/quote]
    I’m not sure if this has ever been addressed here, but I’m going to assume that THIS LOGO will be redone as well?[/quote]

    I seriously hope that the NFL Network logo morphs into something more along the lines of anything like this.

    Then perhaps more than 40% of the viewing public can actually WATCH a Thurday night NFL game![/quote]

    I hope the logo, as well as the network, morphs into oblivion.

  • MPowers1634 | January 29, 2008 at 2:44 pm |

    By the way, here is a preview of the TB,(Team Bank) shoes that what many of the Nike endorsed NBA players as well as high profile-Nike endorsed college basketball teams will be wearing next season.

  • MPowers1634 | January 29, 2008 at 2:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”212502″][quote comment=”212497″][quote comment=”212484″][quote comment=”212454″][quote comment=”212360″]Anyone looking at Randy Moss showing off what will likely be the ’08 NFL Draft Cap? Looks like a cross of a fitted trucker cap with a cream colored front.[/quote]

    Those are the ’08 Draft caps the Pats are wearing. If you go to the photo gallery on NFL.com you can see Wes Welker wearing his backwards, showing the new league logo. Contrast that to the old logo on his collar…

    http://static.nfl.co...

    It appears they will keep the same basic NFL Equipment logo.[/quote]
    I’m not sure if this has ever been addressed here, but I’m going to assume that THIS LOGO will be redone as well?[/quote]

    I seriously hope that the NFL Network logo morphs into something more along the lines of anything like this.

    Then perhaps more than 40% of the viewing public can actually WATCH a Thurday night NFL game![/quote]

    I hope the logo, as well as the network, morphs into oblivion.[/quote]

    That’s exactly what I was attempting to allude to!

  • Jeff Wilcox | January 29, 2008 at 2:57 pm |

    I was watching a curling match from the rink at Rockefeller Center a month or so ago and saw the worst example of logo creep ever.

    The team was sponsored by Nike and they put the swoosh on the pants just below the left knee. When the guy is sliding the rock, that’s the knee that is jutting forward. It was really obnoxious. I wish I had a camera at the time.

  • LI Phil | January 29, 2008 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote]Half hour to go… [/quote]

    can you post some shots

  • Peter | January 29, 2008 at 3:07 pm |

    I was once a fairly competitive curler up here in Southern Ontario, and I’m extremely giddy that the dominant sport of my teenage years is getting a mention. I actually own a sweater that was knitted for me, though I didn’t wear it much since a warm up suit jacket with slacks is the standard curling wear of the last 20 or so years. When we got our first team coats, for bantam playdowns it was an exciting moment let me tell you. One disadvantage to wearing a wool sweater is overheating because rinks aren’t as cold as they used to be and sweeping is intense if you do it right.
    In addition to the purple hearts for the brier, winning a zone, region or province comes with it’s own patch, so I was lucky enough to have one for winning the bantam playdowns in my zone. Some people have a bunch of patches on their sleeves and it’s a serious mark of pride. Here are photos of both my sweater and the patch. I’ve lost some weight since high school so the sweater is pretty big. I curled against several adults and seniors who still wore their old sweater, if you pair that with the old banners and trophies present in my club, including a very old brier winner’s banner, it’s nostalgia city there. If anyone is interested in more info I have several old curling books with great pictures and can be reached at bananacompany @ gmail.com.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | January 29, 2008 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”212320″][Back in the day when Jay Burson and Treg Lee played at TOSU, they wore base grey Nike Air bounds and they looked great. They should return to that with their new alts.[/quote]

    matt, you went back too far. when burson and lee were there (there may have been some overlap with dennis hopson as well) osu had a reebok deal. gary williams was their coach.

    they wore the gray air bounds during the jimmy jackson, lawrence funderburke, chris jent era, when mark baker, not burson ran point.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | January 29, 2008 at 3:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”212460″]RW&B

    American Cornhole Association[/quote]

    summer of 06 i was introduced to this game in ohio where its huge. i too, made fun of it based on the name. when i describe it i say it is a cross between been bags, quoits and horseshoes.

    bean bags based on the bag you toss and the hole by which part of the scoring is done.

    quoits based on the angle of the board and that you can score by landing them on the board.

    horseshoes based on the length of the toss.

    it is a totally addicting game that is great for picnics and tailgates.

    in fact, that summer i was at a really nice bar/night club in akron next to where the aeros play and they had more people playing cornhole than pool.

  • Joey Guns | January 29, 2008 at 3:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”212543″][quote comment=”212460″]RW&B

    American Cornhole Association[/quote]

    summer of 06 i was introduced to this game in ohio where its huge. i too, made fun of it based on the name. when i describe it i say it is a cross between been bags, quoits and horseshoes.

    bean bags based on the bag you toss and the hole by which part of the scoring is done.

    quoits based on the angle of the board and that you can score by landing them on the board.

    horseshoes based on the length of the toss.

    it is a totally addicting game that is great for picnics and tailgates.

    in fact, that summer i was at a really nice bar/night club in akron next to where the aeros play and they had more people playing cornhole than pool.[/quote]

    Cornhole and washers are great tailgating games in PA.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | January 29, 2008 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”212553″]

    Cornhole and washers are great tailgating games in PA.[/quote]

    you know, i even left washers out of my post because i thought absolutely NO ONE would know washers…

  • ryan c #40 | January 29, 2008 at 3:42 pm |

    “a really nice bar/night club in akron…”

    really??? or was it more of a bar/night club/oil change/guns & ammo/wal mart type place??? haha. KIDDING!

  • pat | January 29, 2008 at 3:53 pm |

    Any one know for sure who is wearing what in the Super Bowl? The Pats were wearing blue today but in the nfl shop they are selling white jerseys. I just bought a white Osi jersey and I don’t want to have to throw it away.

  • emd2k3 | January 29, 2008 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”212469″][quote comment=”212401″][quote comment=”212339″][quote comment=”212332″]Just found this article about possible new Minnesota Twins uniforms for 2010. Is this a homespun rumor, or does this have legs? Anyone know?[/quote]
    Interesting number font. All of those would be a pretty nice change.[/quote]

    By the lackluster photoshop/illustrator work of that image I would say that there is no way that is a legit MLB prototype rendering. And that number font is god awful.

    On a side note…have any of you seen these NHL tables before?[/quote]

    That font is gross. The Minnesota J wins? They couldn’t a better T than that?[/quote]

    You mean, like these J wins?

    That’s the original Twins wordmark, one vastly superior to the one they have now.

  • todd krevanchi | January 29, 2008 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”212568″]“a really nice bar/night club in akron…”

    really??? or was it more of a bar/night club/oil change/guns & ammo/wal mart type place??? haha. KIDDING![/quote]

    actaully if anyone is familiar with main st. in akron it was only a block or two away from canal park on main st. i want to say it might have had an irish name…
    lots of open space, tables, a stage…

  • Duckstyle | January 29, 2008 at 4:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”212580″][quote comment=”212469″][quote comment=”212401″][quote comment=”212339″][quote comment=”212332″]Just found this article about possible new Minnesota Twins uniforms for 2010. Is this a homespun rumor, or does this have legs? Anyone know?[/quote]
    Interesting number font. All of those would be a pretty nice change.[/quote]

    By the lackluster photoshop/illustrator work of that image I would say that there is no way that is a legit MLB prototype rendering. And that number font is god awful.

    On a side note…have any of you seen these NHL tables before?[/quote]

    That font is gross. The Minnesota J wins? They couldn’t a better T than that?[/quote]

    You mean, like these J wins?

    That’s the original Twins wordmark, one vastly superior to the one they have now.[/quote]

    Just because it’s old, doesn’t make it good. that font sucks.

  • KT | January 29, 2008 at 4:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”212489″]do people in oregon really have this much trouble keeping their beavers straight?[/quote]

    So much for Paul’s admonition of yesterday…..

  • Dan Serafini | January 29, 2008 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”212205″]Curling is an addictive sport to watch… too bad it’s not broadcast more in the States.[/quote]
    addictive to insomniacs…I spent a lot of time with a love interest that was Olympic-caliber, and a weekend of curling in a remote northern outpost can be tedious.

  • KT | January 29, 2008 at 4:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”212502″]I hope the logo, as well as the network, morphs into oblivion.[/quote]

    The network itself is actually great. You should wish for wider distribution (including, apparently, to your television), not oblivion.

    But it’s easier to hope for the negative, I guess.

  • Kerry P | January 29, 2008 at 4:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”212557″][quote comment=”212553″]

    Cornhole and washers are great tailgating games in PA.[/quote]

    you know, i even left washers out of my post because i thought absolutely NO ONE would know washers…[/quote]
    Are you talking about THESE WASHERS?

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | January 29, 2008 at 4:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”212598″][quote comment=”212502″]I hope the logo, as well as the network, morphs into oblivion.[/quote]

    The network itself is actually great. You should wish for wider distribution (including, apparently, to your television), not oblivion.

    But it’s easier to hope for the negative, I guess.[/quote]

    I’m concerned that Jerry Jones, et.al., are going to try to make the NFL Network the defacto network and eliminate CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC. With the players salaries increasing at such a fast pace the NFL is going to have to get money from somewhere and they may try pay-per-view. I think the NFL Network is the next step in that direction. That’s why I would prefer that the NFL Network just go away. I can’t say anything about the quality because … well … like most folks, I don’t get the NFL Network.

  • al | January 29, 2008 at 4:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”212473″][quote comment=”212332″]Just found this article about possible new Minnesota Twins uniforms for 2010. Is this a homespun rumor, or does this have legs? Anyone know?[/quote]

    Some rather “interesting” postings at the same site[/quote]

    what are those things under the pants?

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | January 29, 2008 at 4:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”212601″][quote comment=”212598″][quote comment=”212502″]I hope the logo, as well as the network, morphs into oblivion.[/quote]

    The network itself is actually great. You should wish for wider distribution (including, apparently, to your television), not oblivion.

    But it’s easier to hope for the negative, I guess.[/quote]

    I’m concerned that Jerry Jones, et.al., are going to try to make the NFL Network the defacto network and eliminate CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC. With the players salaries increasing at such a fast pace the NFL is going to have to get money from somewhere and they may try pay-per-view. I think the NFL Network is the next step in that direction. That’s why I would prefer that the NFL Network just go away. I can’t say anything about the quality because … well … like most folks, I don’t get the NFL Network.[/quote]

    It’s include in my HD package, but I still don’t “get it” [rimshot]

  • Jake | January 29, 2008 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”212591″][quote comment=”212568″]“a really nice bar/night club in akron…”

    really??? or was it more of a bar/night club/oil change/guns & ammo/wal mart type place??? haha. KIDDING![/quote]

    actaully if anyone is familiar with main st. in akron it was only a block or two away from canal park on main st. i want to say it might have had an irish name…
    lots of open space, tables, a stage…[/quote]

    The Bar in question in Akron is called The Barley House…at least that is the one that I know has cornhole set up inside the bar

  • Vincent | January 29, 2008 at 4:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”212601″][quote comment=”212598″][quote comment=”212502″]I hope the logo, as well as the network, morphs into oblivion.[/quote]

    The network itself is actually great. You should wish for wider distribution (including, apparently, to your television), not oblivion.

    But it’s easier to hope for the negative, I guess.[/quote]

    I’m concerned that Jerry Jones, et.al., are going to try to make the NFL Network the defacto network and eliminate CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC. With the players salaries increasing at such a fast pace the NFL is going to have to get money from somewhere and they may try pay-per-view. I think the NFL Network is the next step in that direction. That’s why I would prefer that the NFL Network just go away. I can’t say anything about the quality because … well … like most folks, I don’t get the NFL Network.[/quote]
    The NFL should concentrate their effort into trying to get NFL Sunday Tickets available to everyone before asking for the Cable companies to charge more to everybody for a channel that isn’t a major player in presenting NFL games.

  • Brian | January 29, 2008 at 4:50 pm |

    People from Oregon have no trouble, its the people who move here from California who do.

  • KT | January 29, 2008 at 4:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”212614″]The NFL should concentrate their effort into trying to get NFL Sunday Tickets available to everyone before asking for the Cable companies to charge more to everybody for a channel that isn’t a major player in presenting NFL games.[/quote]

    The satellite people pay shootloads of money to the NFL to make sure NFL Sunday Ticket isn’t available to everybody. That’s called protecting your investment.

  • Marc | January 29, 2008 at 4:53 pm |

    PAUL!!!!

    WE GOT JOHAN!!!!!

    uni related because i think he will be the first met EVER to wear 57….and only the second to bear ” Santana ” on the back….

    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • James Craven | January 29, 2008 at 4:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”212460″]

    “American Cornhole Association.”[/quote]

    Shoot, I was expecting a Beavis and Butthead “Cornholio” reference.

  • KT | January 29, 2008 at 4:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”212601″]I’m concerned that Jerry Jones, et.al., are going to try to make the NFL Network the defacto network and eliminate CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC. [/quote]

    I would think that’s unlikely.

    The NFL foregoes a rights fee for its Thursday/Saturday night package, so it’s leaving money on the table from its current partners (or a potential new one) to get what it hopes will be additional revenue from cable subscribers.

    But the league was largely built (at least in the Rozelle Era) on the notion that if fans could see their teams on readily-available TV, that was a good thing that would grow the league.

    Al Davis had dreams of pay-per-view in his eyes when moving to LA. Many have talked about it. Supposedly the Super Bowl was going to be on Pay Per View, NFL games were going to go to Pay TV, they’ve been saying that forever. The free market, I don’t think, is going to go there and Goodell knows it.

    That said, they’re trying to build a network, and you can’t do that by just showing the combine and NFL Films Presents. You gotta have some games.

    I think they lost some leverage when they caved on the Pats/Giants game, so I think the notion that the NFL Network will replace CBS/FOX/NBC anytime soon as carriers of a lot of NFL games is a weaker one now than it was a month ago.

  • LI Phil | January 29, 2008 at 5:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”212620″]PAUL!!!!

    WE GOT JOHAN!!!!!

    uni related because i think he will be the first met EVER to wear 57….and only the second to bear ” Santana ” on the back….

    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA[/quote]

    SWEET…wonder if there’ll be time to pick up a JS jersey before the sheep station rave…

    j/k

  • Vincent | January 29, 2008 at 5:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”212618″][quote comment=”212614″]The NFL should concentrate their effort into trying to get NFL Sunday Tickets available to everyone before asking for the Cable companies to charge more to everybody for a channel that isn’t a major player in presenting NFL games.[/quote]

    The satellite people pay shootloads of money to the NFL to make sure NFL Sunday Ticket isn’t available to everybody. That’s called protecting your investment.[/quote]
    I was just saying… :D
    Being in Canada, i got NFL Network in my regular sports package and NFL Sunday Tickets is available to pretty much everybody. :)

  • MLB2PDX | January 29, 2008 at 5:04 pm |

    I had a feeling the Beavers were going to sort of copy the Padres colors, etc. But, at least it looks like they kept things very traditional…which is something this city will appreciate more than if it were flashy/gimicky. Curious to see the Sunday alternates, white cap and all. Probably won’t be many more pictures coming out today, but tomorrow the online store is supposed to be selling everything. So far so good.
    http://portlandbeave...

  • patrick | January 29, 2008 at 5:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”212601″][quote comment=”212598″][quote comment=”212502″]I hope the logo, as well as the network, morphs into oblivion.[/quote]

    The network itself is actually great. You should wish for wider distribution (including, apparently, to your television), not oblivion.

    But it’s easier to hope for the negative, I guess.[/quote]

    I’m concerned that Jerry Jones, et.al., are going to try to make the NFL Network the defacto network and eliminate CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC. With the players salaries increasing at such a fast pace the NFL is going to have to get money from somewhere and they may try pay-per-view. I think the NFL Network is the next step in that direction. That’s why I would prefer that the NFL Network just go away. I can’t say anything about the quality because … well … like most folks, I don’t get the NFL Network.[/quote]

    Dude, their fox, cbs, nbc, espn contracts would certainly bring in more revenue that pay per view would.

  • LI Phil | January 29, 2008 at 5:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”212628″]I had a feeling the Beavers were going to sort of copy the Padres colors, etc. But, at least it looks like they kept things very traditional…which is something this city will appreciate more than if it were flashy/gimicky. Curious to see the Sunday alternates, white cap and all. Probably won’t be many more pictures coming out today, but tomorrow the online store is supposed to be selling everything. So far so good.
    http://portlandbeave...

    thanks for posting those shots…lookin forward to more tomorrow

  • MLB2PDX | January 29, 2008 at 5:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”212620″]PAUL!!!!

    WE GOT JOHAN!!!!!

    uni related because i think he will be the first met EVER to wear 57….and only the second to bear ” Santana ” on the back….

    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA[/quote]

    Wow, what a great deal for NYM. Gomez is decent and all, but it makes no sense why MIN didn’t demand F.Martinez. NYM would have included him when things wound down. Not the worst deal for MIN, but I definitely think they could have done better. From the Mets’ side of things, they should be absolutely thrilled…making us Mets haters not. :-)

  • todd krevanchi | January 29, 2008 at 5:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”212613″][quote comment=”212591″][quote comment=”212568″]“a really nice bar/night club in akron…”

    really??? or was it more of a bar/night club/oil change/guns & ammo/wal mart type place??? haha. KIDDING![/quote]

    actaully if anyone is familiar with main st. in akron it was only a block or two away from canal park on main st. i want to say it might have had an irish name…
    lots of open space, tables, a stage…[/quote]

    The Bar in question in Akron is called The Barley House…at least that is the one that I know has cornhole set up inside the bar[/quote]

    bingo… am i right though? wouldnt you say its a nicer bar/club?

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | January 29, 2008 at 5:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”212608″][quote comment=”212473″][quote comment=”212332″]Just found this article about possible new Minnesota Twins uniforms for 2010. Is this a homespun rumor, or does this have legs? Anyone know?[/quote]

    Some rather “interesting” postings at the same site[/quote]

    what are those things under the pants?[/quote]

    Pants? Saw a lot of other things besides pants in those galleries

  • KT | January 29, 2008 at 5:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”212629″]Dude, their fox, cbs, nbc, espn contracts would certainly bring in more revenue that pay per view would.[/quote]

    Without the expense of producing the games.

    Even if the NFL got a dollar a month from 50 million subscribers, that’d still be less than they get JUST from NBC for Sunday Night Football in a year.

    I think they just want to milk the cow, not move it into the bedroom with them.

  • Anthony | January 29, 2008 at 5:26 pm |

    That “beaver” looks more like a geriatric chipmunk. I’m not sure if going from being mistaken for OSU to looking like OSU’s backwoods third cousin is really a step up.

    And thank God the alternate is Sunday-only. I got so tired of those black alternates that the pink breast cancer awareness jerseys seemed like a treat.

  • todd krevanchi | January 29, 2008 at 5:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”212599″][quote comment=”212557″][quote comment=”212553″]

    Cornhole and washers are great tailgating games in PA.[/quote]

    you know, i even left washers out of my post because i thought absolutely NO ONE would know washers…[/quote]
    Are you talking about THESE WASHERS?[/quote]

    yep. although the boards that ive played on had carpet on them

  • LI Phil | January 29, 2008 at 5:30 pm |

    sunday evening a reader asked how NYers’ rooting interests go…like is it YANKS/GIANTS/KNICKS/RANGERS and METS/JETS/NETS/ISLES, to which several of replied that it’s kind of mix and match…if you couldn’t tell by now, my baseball/football rooting interests are mets/g-men…and i mentioned a co-worker happens to favor yankmees/jesters

    upon hearing of the santana deal prior to his leaving work today, he said, ‘congratulations you sonofabitch, you hit the daily double this week!’ (meaning mets got santana and the giants are in the big dance)

    /sports-wise, life’s good right now…now, if the amazins would just ditchtheblack

  • MLB2PDX | January 29, 2008 at 5:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”212646″]That “beaver” looks more like a geriatric chipmunk. I’m not sure if going from being mistaken for OSU to looking like OSU’s backwoods third cousin is really a step up.

    And thank God the alternate is Sunday-only. I got so tired of those black alternates that the pink breast cancer awareness jerseys seemed like a treat.[/quote]

    I actually like the fact that they went back to the ‘old days’ of Lucky. Keeps more of the tradition around.

  • Kerry P | January 29, 2008 at 5:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”212647″][quote comment=”212599″][quote comment=”212557″][quote comment=”212553″]

    Cornhole and washers are great tailgating games in PA.[/quote]

    you know, i even left washers out of my post because i thought absolutely NO ONE would know washers…[/quote]
    Are you talking about THESE WASHERS?[/quote]

    yep. although the boards that ive played on had carpet on them[/quote]
    Well, most that I’ve seen and played on do as well. That’s all I could find on Google.

  • Mets Fan AZ | January 29, 2008 at 5:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”212653″][quote comment=”212647″][quote comment=”212599″][quote comment=”212557″][quote comment=”212553″]

    Cornhole and washers are great tailgating games in PA.[/quote]

    you know, i even left washers out of my post because i thought absolutely NO ONE would know washers…[/quote]
    Are you talking about THESE WASHERS?[/quote]

    yep. although the boards that ive played on had carpet on them[/quote]
    Well, most that I’ve seen and played on do as well. That’s all I could find on Google.[/quote]
    I’m in utter shock. I thought “washas” (with heavy Mexican accent) was a made up game in West Texas with a hole in the ground.

  • Johnny O | January 29, 2008 at 5:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”212610″][quote comment=”212601″][quote comment=”212598″][quote comment=”212502″]I hope the logo, as well as the network, morphs into oblivion.[/quote]

    The network itself is actually great. You should wish for wider distribution (including, apparently, to your television), not oblivion.

    But it’s easier to hope for the negative, I guess.[/quote]

    I’m concerned that Jerry Jones, et.al., are going to try to make the NFL Network the defacto network and eliminate CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC. With the players salaries increasing at such a fast pace the NFL is going to have to get money from somewhere and they may try pay-per-view. I think the NFL Network is the next step in that direction. That’s why I would prefer that the NFL Network just go away. I can’t say anything about the quality because … well … like most folks, I don’t get the NFL Network.[/quote]

    It’s include in my HD package, but I still don’t “get it” [rimshot][/quote]

    I live in Wisconsin and switched from Charter Cable to DirecTV this past October and and actually paying LESS money than I was before for approx. 80 more HD Channels. This of course includes NFL Network HD, Big Ten Network HD, and Golf Channel HD (I’m a golf pro so I like that one)

    Is it that hard for people to realize that Dish TV is the way to go? When I tell people I have NFL Net. and Big Ten Net, they think I must be paying so much per month when I am actually paying less.

    How is it in other people’s areas of the country? Is it that much more to switch to DirecTV or Dish Network?
    ________________________________________________

    On a side note, I really like the way the Super Bowl patches look on both the Giants away jerseys and the Pat’s home jerseys.

  • Johnny O | January 29, 2008 at 5:50 pm |

    It was mentioned on here that the teams in ARI are wearing new hats with the new logo on them. Does anyone have multiple pics of these hats? I saw the one on here already, but the guy had his hat on backwards and couldn’t really see anything. I really am anxious to see these new lids.

  • KT | January 29, 2008 at 5:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”212570″]Any one know for sure who is wearing what in the Super Bowl? The Pats were wearing blue today but in the nfl shop they are selling white jerseys. I just bought a white Osi jersey and I don’t want to have to throw it away.[/quote]

    Why would you have to throw it away?

    Usually the teams wear the jerseys they’re going to wear in the game at media day. I can’t remember a time when they didn’t, at least not in the last several years.

    It was also mentioned upthread that the Giants would be wearing white.

    Finally, since they alternate every year and since Green Bay was the home team and wore green in #1, I believe it’s NFC team home in odd numbered games, AFC team home in even numbered games. Home team has choice of colors. They usually choose their dark or colored jersey.

  • LI Phil | January 29, 2008 at 5:52 pm |

    [quote]I’m a golf pro so I like that one[/quote]

    touring?

  • KT | January 29, 2008 at 5:52 pm |

    With few exceptions, as per some encyclopedic website:

    [quote]”While most of the home teams in the Super Bowl have chosen to wear their colored jerseys, there have been four exceptions; the Cowboys twice (XIII & XXVII), the Washington Redskins (XVII), and the Pittsburgh Steelers (XL). The Cowboys (since 1965) and Redskins (since the arrival of coach Joe Gibbs in 1981) have traditionally worn white jerseys at home. Meanwhile, the Steelers, who have always worn their black jerseys at home since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, opted for the white jerseys after winning three consecutive playoff games on the road, wearing white. The Steelers’ decision was contrasted with the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX. The Patriots had worn white jerseys at home during the 1985 season, but after winning road playoff games against the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins wearing red jerseys, New England opted to wear red for the Super Bowl as the designated home team.[/quote]

  • Mets Fan AZ | January 29, 2008 at 6:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”212662″][quote comment=”212570″]Any one know for sure who is wearing what in the Super Bowl? The Pats were wearing blue today but in the nfl shop they are selling white jerseys. I just bought a white Osi jersey and I don’t want to have to throw it away.[/quote]

    Why would you have to throw it away?

    Usually the teams wear the jerseys they’re going to wear in the game at media day. I can’t remember a time when they didn’t, at least not in the last several years.

    It was also mentioned upthread that the Giants would be wearing white.

    Finally, since they alternate every year and since Green Bay was the home team and wore green in #1, I believe it’s NFC team home in odd numbered games, AFC team home in even numbered games. Home team has choice of colors. They usually choose their dark or colored jersey.[/quote]
    They should let the Pro Bowl decide the home team like MLB. “This time it counts.” Wait, that’s not a good idea in baseball or football, maybe curling?

  • MPowers1634 | January 29, 2008 at 6:35 pm |

    Quick uni-question for you jubilant Mets fans: Why oh why does the ballclub so rarely wear their base white uniforms with the blue pinstriping and blue cap with orange text? That is sharp, and oodles better than the plain base white.

    And congratulations! Red Sox are happy that the Yanks didn’t get him.
    Red Sox are happy that the Yanks didn’t get him.
    Mets fans are happier now than when they unloaded Anna, I mean Kris, Benson to the O’s.

  • subway | January 29, 2008 at 6:41 pm |
  • subway | January 29, 2008 at 6:46 pm |

    OK I stink at links. But someone named Eric Valent wore 57 for the Mets in 2004.

  • subway | January 29, 2008 at 6:46 pm |

    OK I stink at links. But someone named Eric Valent wore 57 for the Mets in 2004.

  • subway | January 29, 2008 at 6:48 pm |

    Sorry, having a bad time posting. But absolutely thrilled that Santana’s coming.

  • Joey Guns | January 29, 2008 at 6:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”212599″][quote comment=”212557″][quote comment=”212553″]

    Cornhole and washers are great tailgating games in PA.[/quote]

    you know, i even left washers out of my post because i thought absolutely NO ONE would know washers…[/quote]
    Are you talking about THESE WASHERS?[/quote]

    Correct

    I have the ghetto version though…

    http://www.prowasher...

  • Johnny O | January 29, 2008 at 6:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”212664″][quote]I’m a golf pro so I like that one[/quote]

    touring?[/quote]

    Ha, ha, ha…. no. There is a HUGE difference between a “golf pro” and a “pro golfer”. However, I am sponsored by Titleist, and do get paid to play in local events and such…but I’m about a 3 handicap, no not even close to making it on any tour for that matter. I am in the PGA Program and aspire to become a Head Golf Professional in about 3 years or so.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | January 29, 2008 at 7:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”212641″][quote comment=”212620″]PAUL!!!!

    WE GOT JOHAN!!!!!

    uni related because i think he will be the first met EVER to wear 57….and only the second to bear ” Santana ” on the back….

    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA[/quote]

    Wow, what a great deal for NYM. Gomez is decent and all, but it makes no sense why MIN didn’t demand F.Martinez. NYM would have included him when things wound down. Not the worst deal for MIN, but I definitely think they could have done better. From the Mets’ side of things, they should be absolutely thrilled…making us Mets haters not. :-)[/quote]

    I think the question that we should ponder, and Mr. Lukas may agree, will Johan wear the DESIGNATED HOME CAP and pin stripe uniforms?

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | January 29, 2008 at 7:21 pm |

    Anybody notice these posted yesterday?

    New Twins uni’s for 2010?

    I’m on the fence with these.

  • LI Phil | January 29, 2008 at 7:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”212692″][quote comment=”212664″][quote]I’m a golf pro so I like that one[/quote]

    touring?[/quote]

    Ha, ha, ha…. no. There is a HUGE difference between a “golf pro” and a “pro golfer”. However, I am sponsored by Titleist, and do get paid to play in local events and such…but I’m about a 3 handicap, no not even close to making it on any tour for that matter. I am in the PGA Program and aspire to become a Head Golf Professional in about 3 years or so.[/quote]

    well then…

    shack or cup?

  • KT | January 29, 2008 at 7:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”212669″]They should let the Pro Bowl decide the home team like MLB. [/quote]

    Yes. The champion of the conference that wins the Feb. 10 Pro bowl should have home field advantage in the Feb. 2 Super Bowl. That would be righteous.

  • KT | January 29, 2008 at 7:37 pm |

    Feb. 3 Super Bowl, that should read.

  • Chad G | January 29, 2008 at 7:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”212699″]Anybody notice these posted yesterday?

    New Twins uni’s for 2010?

    I’m on the fence with these.[/quote]

    …yeah, there’s a 98% chance those are fake. It’s just too crappy of a mock-up to be real. Plus new uni designs (unfotunitely) are never shown with stirrups

  • Mark K | January 29, 2008 at 7:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”212661″]It was mentioned on here that the teams in ARI are wearing new hats with the new logo on them. Does anyone have multiple pics of these hats? I saw the one on here already, but the guy had his hat on backwards and couldn’t really see anything. I really am anxious to see these new lids.[/quote]
    Here’s a couple…

    http://d.yimg.com/us...
    http://d.yimg.com/us...
    http://d.yimg.com/us...
    Hmmm… looks more like a Browns hat.

  • Mark K | January 29, 2008 at 8:00 pm |

    Sorry- that first link…
    http://d.yimg.com/us...

  • Ryan B. | January 29, 2008 at 8:24 pm |

    My, how things move fast.

  • Johnny O | January 29, 2008 at 8:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”212701″][quote comment=”212692″][quote comment=”212664″][quote]I’m a golf pro so I like that one[/quote]

    touring?[/quote]

    Ha, ha, ha…. no. There is a HUGE difference between a “golf pro” and a “pro golfer”. However, I am sponsored by Titleist, and do get paid to play in local events and such…but I’m about a 3 handicap, no not even close to making it on any tour for that matter. I am in the PGA Program and aspire to become a Head Golf Professional in about 3 years or so.[/quote]

    well then…

    shack or cup?[/quote]

    Gotta go Caddyshack. I have seen it close to 50 times, but every time I watch it, I still crack up.

    The most underrated golf movie of all time?? “Dead Solid Perfect”. I highly recommend it.

  • MPowers1634 | January 29, 2008 at 8:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”212535″][quote comment=”212320″][Back in the day when Jay Burson and Treg Lee played at TOSU, they wore base grey Nike Air bounds and they looked great. They should return to that with their new alts.[/quote]

    matt, you went back too far. when burson and lee were there (there may have been some overlap with dennis hopson as well) osu had a reebok deal. gary williams was their coach.

    they wore the gray air bounds during the jimmy jackson, lawrence funderburke, chris jent era, when mark baker, not burson ran point.[/quote]

    I stand corrected, Thanks TK

  • Rick | January 29, 2008 at 9:23 pm |

    Check out the socks on the San Antonio Spurs cheeleraders:

    http://i.cnn.net/si/...

  • Ben | January 29, 2008 at 9:25 pm |

  • LI Phil | January 29, 2008 at 9:41 pm |

    [quote]Gotta go Caddyshack. I have seen it close to 50 times, but every time I watch it, I still crack up.

    The most underrated golf movie of all time?? “Dead Solid Perfect”. I highly recommend it.[/quote]

    right answer (seen it 50+ times)

    DSP…absolutely…seen it oh…7-8 times…and randy quaid can actually golf

    /two words for ya…ice bucket ;)

  • TOG | January 29, 2008 at 9:53 pm |

    One of the five most “unappreciated” unis of all time…

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

    The Oakland Seals. This is near fuckin’ perfection…

  • TOG | January 29, 2008 at 9:57 pm |

    Anybody notice these posted yesterday?

    New Twins uni’s for 2010?

    I’m on the fence with these.

    …yeah, there’s a 98% chance those are fake. It’s just too crappy of a mock-up to be real. Plus new uni designs (unfotunitely) are never shown with stirrups

    This has Chris Creamer wannabee designer written all over it…Ugly, boring and without style…a Creamer Classic.
    http://sportsmn.blog...

  • CollinJ | January 29, 2008 at 10:17 pm |

    I looked all over for this but couldn’t find it anywhere. Tomorrow, the new US Men’s Soccer uniforms will be released.

  • Mike | January 29, 2008 at 10:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”212651″][quote comment=”212646″]That “beaver” looks more like a geriatric chipmunk. I’m not sure if going from being mistaken for OSU to looking like OSU’s backwoods third cousin is really a step up.

    And thank God the alternate is Sunday-only. I got so tired of those black alternates that the pink breast cancer awareness jerseys seemed like a treat.[/quote]

    I actually like the fact that they went back to the ‘old days’ of Lucky. Keeps more of the tradition around.[/quote]

    I also like that they kept the logo and uniform traditional and I especially like the alt Sunday hat. Doesn’t hurt that the Beaver is batting left-handed. There are not many left-handed logo mascots around.

  • LI Phil | January 29, 2008 at 10:37 pm |

    marquette

    i know what the “AL” is for, but what’s the pentagram (star) in the circle on the pants? is that converse? do they even make unis?

    anyone?

  • TOG | January 29, 2008 at 10:47 pm |

    marquette

    i know what the “AL” is for, but what’s the pentagram (star) in the circle on the pants? is that converse? do they even make unis?

    anyone?

    Al McGuire.

    A true college hoops coaching legend.

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Mark K | January 29, 2008 at 10:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”212758″]marquette

    i know what the “AL” is for, but what’s the pentagram (star) in the circle on the pants? is that converse? do they even make unis?

    anyone?[/quote]

    Yes- they are made by Converse

  • stefan traub | January 29, 2008 at 10:52 pm |

    Sorry if this is random but does anyone know of a website that offers professional grade Name and Number printing on a jersey that you currently own (specifically a new york mets authentic jersey, I want to get Wright put on it for my lil brothers birthday)
    thank you

  • TOG | January 29, 2008 at 10:57 pm |

    http://www.portlandb...

    Wow.

    A minor league identity designed by a professional design firm (Sandstrom Design). No wonder it looks porfessional instead of the generic overdrawn Disney crap of the Dan Simon’s or Plan B Branding of the world…what a relief…

    No wonder it looks so good?..What happened? Their VP of Sophmoric Licensing got canned??? Thank goodness.

    This is a good day. Brian, don’t call us, we’ll call you…

    Awesome news for real designers… not illustrators…

  • LI Phil | January 29, 2008 at 10:58 pm |

    thanks mark

  • TOG | January 29, 2008 at 11:05 pm |

    #218 by Mark K on 01.29.08 10:48 pm | Quote

    marquette

    i know what the “AL” is for, but what’s the pentagram (star) in the circle on the pants? is that converse? do they even make unis?

    anyone?

    Yes- they are made by Converse

    Please remember that Converse was bought by Nike…so it’s really brought o you by the swooshers…

  • TOG | January 29, 2008 at 11:05 pm |

    #218 by Mark K on 01.29.08 10:48 pm | Quote

    marquette

    i know what the “AL” is for, but what’s the pentagram (star) in the circle on the pants? is that converse? do they even make unis?

    anyone?

    Yes- they are made by Converse

    Please remember that Converse was bought by Nike…so it’s really brought to you by the Beaverton Gang…

  • JeffPDX | January 29, 2008 at 11:12 pm |

    Not 100% uniform related, but…

    This photo explains why all the ladies are completely gaga over Tom Brady.

  • TOG | January 29, 2008 at 11:15 pm |

    The Tale of the Portland Beavers (MyFonts.com) identity.

    I hope the Beavers did not pay the big branding firm Sandstrom Design a lot for this jersey lettering? OMG.
    http://pgepark.com/

    MyFonts.com should take a percentage of the licensing fees from the Portland Beavers, and Sandstrom should alter their invoice for “hand lettering”…What a joke!

    http://www.myfonts.c...

    Stay to your provocative advertising Stevie Sandstrom…

  • BurghFan | January 29, 2008 at 11:17 pm |

    So, is it cool or un-cool to wear a “replica” jersey with your own name on the back?

    Since there’ve been very few answers today, I’ll put in a late “Whatever works for you.” If you feel silly wearing somebody else’s name, wear your own.

  • Casey | January 29, 2008 at 11:22 pm |

    Did anyone notice that T.O.’s polo shirt seemed to have the KFC logo on it when he was on ESPN today? He is wearing the same one I think in this interview but it doesn’t show it.

  • Eric B | January 30, 2008 at 1:14 am |

    [quote comment=”212557″][quote comment=”212553″]

    Cornhole and washers are great tailgating games in PA.[/quote]

    you know, i even left washers out of my post because i thought absolutely NO ONE would know washers…[/quote]

    i’ve lived in missouri my entire life and washers is a way of life here, especially in the St. Louis area where it is widely pronounced “warshers”. in fact, i lettered in warshers in high school.

  • todd krevanchi | January 30, 2008 at 1:15 am |

    [quote comment=”212766″]marquette

    i know what the “AL” is for, but what’s the pentagram (star) in the circle on the pants? is that converse? do they even make unis?

    anyone?

    Al McGuire.

    A true college hoops coaching legend.

    http://en.wikipedia....

    al mcguire. the man who gave us the following gem of wisdom.
    “True happiness in coaching is winning on the road.”

  • CollinJ | January 30, 2008 at 1:26 am |

    For anyone still on, the new US soccer jersey just came out, and I think that it is a thing of beauty.

  • Greg | January 30, 2008 at 3:14 am |

    The IRL uses that design theme, too.

  • Frankie | January 30, 2008 at 3:15 am |

    [quote comment=”212826″]For anyone still on, the new US soccer jersey just came out, and I think that it is a thing of beauty.[/quote]

    I want one already.

  • Bill | January 30, 2008 at 7:32 am |

    In regards to the OSU basketball shorts, I’ve always wondered how long it will take Nike, Adidas, Champs, Reebok, etc to introduce shorts the mimic College and Pro Football teams for the general public. Flag football and college intramural teams will scoop them up by the handfuls. Fans in general will want them to be able to wear them with their jerseys. Instead, NFL shop simply sells mesh ‘gym’ shorts with the ‘NFL Equipment’ logo and the team logo on them. They really seem to be missing out on an obvious product opportunity.

  • KC | January 30, 2008 at 9:33 am |