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Monday Morning Uni Watch: Super Bowl Edition

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Okay, so maybe the red-trimmed uniforms aren’t so bad after all.

Pretty good game, right? After it was over, I went out and did what any Giants fan would do: overturned some cars, lit some bonfires, that sort of thing. Then I started drunk-dialing random phone numbers in Boston and singing “We Are the Champions” at the top of my lungs to whoever answered the phone. Good times.

Not much of a Super Bowl from a uni-related standpoint, unless you count David Tyree catching that ball on his helmet, or maybe that weird-ass Bud Lite commercial with the dude in the ABA-ish hoops uni.

Aside from those junctures, the closest thing to a Uni Watch moment was the odd sight of Bill Belichick in a red sweatshirt, instead of his usual gray. Several Pats fans e-mailed me early in the game and said they felt this was a bad omen. Brent Anthonisen went further and noted that Belichick used to wear a red windbreaker when he was the Giants’ defensive coordinator (including their victories in Super Bowls XXI and XXV), to make it easier for the defensive captain to find him on the sidelines and read his signals. So the Giants are undefeated in the Super Bowl when Belichick wears red on the sidelines.

I don’t know any of the Giants’ players personally, but two of them have always struck me as particularly decent people — class acts who make me proud to be a Giants fan. One of them is Amani Toomer, a 12-year veteran who never showboats, always respects the uniform, and has expressed more awareness and thoughtfulness about the non-sports world than most contemporary athletes. The other is Jeff Feagles, the oldest active player in the league and now the oldest to have appeared in a Super Bowl — his first, after 21 seasons. Good for him.

One guy I do know personally is equipment director Joe Skiba, who gave me all kinds of access this past season, fed me lots of inside info, and taught me lots of stuff (not the least of which was that I didn’t know nearly as much about the uni world as I thought I did). Enjoy the victory, Skeebs — you da man and all that.

But I’m happiest of all for my father, Irwin Lukas, a lifelong Giants fan who turned 84 years old two weeks ago (he actually attended one of their games in the Polo Grounds, which is where they played up until 1955). It was a treat to watch the game with him yesterday, to shout alongside him when Plaxico caught that touchdown pass, and to hug him when Brady’s final pass fell incomplete. Hope you had as much fun as I did, Pop.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Reprinted from Friday’s comments: Hilarious uni-blooper moment in Thursday night’s Cavs/Sonics game, as Cleveland’s Donyell Marshall tried to enter the game wearing only an undershirt, not his jersey. Check out the video here. … Also from Friday, we can add a new member to the exclusive club of MLB players who’ve worn facemasks: Al Cowens. … Ask and Ye Shall Receive Dept.: Here’s a shot of Dick Allen with his “Wampum” NOB, courtesy of John Moist. In case you don’t know the story, Wampum was the name of Allen’s hometown high school, and he was in the class of ’60. … Great 1921 girls’ hockey team photo here (with thanks to Mike Kemezis). … Yikes (courtesy of Roy Ellingsen). … Tucker is a star. … “Pitchers and catchers report in a little more than 10 days,” says Nick Hanson. “So in the spirit of spring training, check out the simultaneous crotch grabbing going on behind Big Papi in this picture I took last year.” … Interesting note from Jim Mischler, who points out that according to the Basketball Hall of Fame’s page devoted to Mendy Rudolph, “Rudolph’s uniform number 5 has not been worn by another NBA official since his passing.” Didn’t realize the NBA had essentially retired his number. Have any other officials in other sports had their numbers taken out of circulation, either officially or unofficially? … Nicole Haase was at a hockey game in Madison recently and momentarily thought this guy might be me (no doubt because of the stripes). Of course, a careful observer would note that the gent in question is wearing his watch on his left hand, which means he’s right-handed, which means he’s not me. … Mario Fontana made these cakes for his Super Bowl party. … Awesome story here about the Ohio factory that makes the NFL’s footballs. … Kevin Brotzman has created a web site devoted to the Orioles’ uni numbers (modeled after the wonderful Mets by the Numbers site). Check it out here. … Final Super Bowl thought: Anyone who watched Tom Petty during halftime instead of switching over to Puppy Bowl IV on Animal Planet has some seriously misguided priorities.

 

284 comments to Monday Morning Uni Watch: Super Bowl Edition

  • Adam | February 4, 2008 at 8:27 am |

    Would have been nice to have a video montage of both teams season highights or old Super Bowl clips during Tom Petty’s “Running Down A Dream” song…somewhat disappointed…THEN I SWITCHED TO THE PUPPY BOWL!!!!!

  • SpartyCuse | February 4, 2008 at 8:29 am |

    For those who tivo-ed the game…With about 8 (or maybe 6) mins left in the 4th, there was a punt, and the HL (#101 I think) came over to the ref. The HL seemed to have on a new cap, as I thought I saw the hologram-like sticker under the brim. Anybody else see it? Anbody able to pull it up?

  • Kyle at IU | February 4, 2008 at 8:29 am |

    The only other uni-related thing I saw would have to be on the same play as the Tyree helmet-catch. Eli seemed to have put a little olive oil on his jersey to make that play happen. You think Skiba’s creative stitching patterns might help make the Giants a little more slippery than some other teams?

  • Stuby | February 4, 2008 at 8:30 am |

    Was this the first SB in which the teams had a SB logo sticker on their helmets? I can’t recall if it was there the past few years.

    Great game, and I’m glad the Giants won, but now we’ll have to put up with those insufferable ’72 Dolphins.

  • Paul Lukas | February 4, 2008 at 8:33 am |

    [quote comment=”217833″]Was this the first SB in which the teams had a SB logo sticker on their helmets?[/quote]

    First time that happened was two years ago — SBXL, Steelers vs. Seahawks.

  • Kek | February 4, 2008 at 8:33 am |

    Paul, I thought of you and your pops immediately after the game was over. I found your tribute to him last week very touching and was hoping you guys would get your wish and have him see on more Giants’ title.

    That’s a moment you’ll cherish forever. I was too young to remember the four 70s Steelers’ super bowls and the team lost SBXXX (thanks O’Donnell, yes, I’m still bitter!). Unfortunately, my pops passed away a few years before Super Bowl XL, but I do have a great memory with him in attending the ’94 MLB All-Star Game at Three Rivers Stadium together. I still get goose bumps when I see highlights from that game.

    So congrads on your team winning, messing with the pursuit of perfection and most of all, congrads on a great moment spend with your father.

  • ESS | February 4, 2008 at 8:34 am |

    “That guy” is none other than Will Ferrell in character for his upcoming movie about, you guessed it, the ABA.

  • Aaron | February 4, 2008 at 8:34 am |

    Bill Belichick was stupid for wearing a different sweatshirt. He went 18-0 with the grey one, why would you switch? The Pats ultimate downfall.

  • Tim | February 4, 2008 at 8:38 am |

    RE: Donyell Marshall

    His jersey was actually pinned to his warmup shirt, so when he went to take off the shirt, the jersey came with it.

    It could have been that way for months seeing as DM hasnt played until this past week.

    Anyone else notice Moss’ gloves last night after his TD catch, the sheen was almost reflective.

  • Stanley Yelnats | February 4, 2008 at 8:40 am |

    Finally, Someone else who agrees about the Puppy Bowl! Gotta give Animal Planet props for having an announcer on the bowl who is someone special…ie Harry Kalas…

  • DawgFan | February 4, 2008 at 8:46 am |

    Paul, you’d be happy to know the first thing my girlfriend said when we sat down to watch the game was, “the white team’s helmets don’t match the rest of their uniforms.”

  • Ron | February 4, 2008 at 8:59 am |

    And it’s Bud Light, not Miller Lite.

  • nybatt | February 4, 2008 at 9:02 am |

    Long live the RED and white… wearing my 1956 road sam huff #70 at work today (complete with sleeves that reach my wrists!!!).

    shared the game with my dad as well. we are a season ticket family since after WWII. my dad attended his first game in 1939. the hug you shared with your dad was no doubt what I felt as well!

    maybe the giants open at home next season in the white and red!!

  • diz | February 4, 2008 at 9:03 am |

    when did the giants get rid of the GIANTS on their helmets?

  • Beantown | February 4, 2008 at 9:11 am |

    [quote comment=”217839″]”That guy” is none other than Will Ferrell in character for his upcoming movie about, you guessed it, the ABA.[/quote]

    Beat me to it! The name of the movie is “Semi-Pro,” and the uniform is actually supposed to be from the Flint Tropics.

  • FS | February 4, 2008 at 9:13 am |

    Of course, a careful observer would note that the gent in question is wearing his watch on his left hand, which means he’s right-handed, which means he’s not me.

    Not all lefties wear their watch on their right wrist, Paul. I don’t, for example.

  • DrBear | February 4, 2008 at 9:15 am |

    Hey, I watched the Puppy Bowl instead of that insipid pregame show … and then got to enjoy Tom Petty as well. Best of both worlds…

  • ScottyJ in WV | February 4, 2008 at 9:17 am |

    [quote comment=”217877″]Of course, a careful observer would note that the gent in question is wearing his watch on his left hand, which means he’s right-handed, which means he’s not me.

    Not all lefties wear their watch on their right wrist, Paul. I don’t, for example.[/quote]

    But a lot of lefties do, like me.

    Either way, we’re the only ones in our……wait for it…….right minds!!

    Thank you! I’ll be here all week! Be sure to tip your wait staff!

  • Mike | February 4, 2008 at 9:17 am |

    [quote comment=”217869″]when did the giants get rid of the GIANTS on their helmets?[/quote]

    Wasn’t it 2000? I remember them changing their uniforms the same season they went to the Super Bowl.

  • Duckstyle | February 4, 2008 at 9:18 am |

    [quote comment=”217828″]Would have been nice to have a video montage of both teams season highights or old Super Bowl clips during Tom Petty’s “Running Down A Dream” song…somewhat disappointed…THEN I SWITCHED TO THE PUPPY BOWL!!!!![/quote]

    My only Super Bowl bet won right there! I put $5 on Runnin Down a Dream being the closer, 2-1 odds makes my beer free. That combined with watchin the Pats lose amkes for a pretty good Sunday. Btw, showed the whole party the photoshopped Giants away unis, they were overwhelmingly favored.

  • Kub | February 4, 2008 at 9:21 am |

    Long time reader, first time poster. First off Im glad the Giants won, but damn do I dread listening to Mercury Morris.
    Next the real reason I came, does anyone had a pic of Patriots LB Adalius Thomas from last nights game? Im pretty sure it was him, if it wasn’t please correct me, but he had on 2 different colors of gloves last night. The one hand looked like it was maybe a black and white glove, while the other was clearly all red. any help?

  • LI Phil | February 4, 2008 at 9:22 am |

    [quote comment=”217883″][quote comment=”217869″]when did the giants get rid of the GIANTS on their helmets?[/quote]

    Wasn’t it 2000? I remember them changing their uniforms the same season they went to the Super Bowl.[/quote]

    yup

  • Neil | February 4, 2008 at 9:24 am |

    Not Super Bowl related:

    In the Rangers-Devils game on Friday night, one of the refs was wearing black pants with a white (or grey) stripe down the side. Couldn’t find any photos or any mention of it in the coverage of the game, but I assume it was a case of lost luggage.

  • LI Phil | February 4, 2008 at 9:25 am |

    [quote comment=”217887″]Long time reader, first time poster. First off Im glad the Giants won, but damn do I dread listening to Mercury Morris.
    Next the real reason I came, does anyone had a pic of Patriots LB Adalius Thomas from last nights game? Im pretty sure it was him, if it wasn’t please correct me, but he had on 2 different colors of gloves last night. The one hand looked like it was maybe a black and white glove, while the other was clearly all red. any help?[/quote]

    sure did

    good spot

  • Ed R. | February 4, 2008 at 9:29 am |

    [quote comment=”217856″]Paul, you’d be happy to know the first thing my girlfriend said when we sat down to watch the game was, “the white team’s helmets don’t match the rest of their uniforms.”[/quote]

    Haha. My girlfriend asked me if those are their normal road jerseys and when I asked why she said whats with all the red.

  • Southend James | February 4, 2008 at 9:30 am |

    Another non Super Bowl related one here. Sorry!

    England’s football team launched their new kit today. So far so unimpressed…

  • Joe H | February 4, 2008 at 9:31 am |

    Not being a Giants fan I have not paid much attention to their uni, outside of what goes on in this blog, so over the past month I have been pretty much forced to watch them. That being said all I can say is that it is time to revisit the thinking behind the curved nameplate. It just looks terrible!

    They are not flush with the jersey, the curve doesn’t match seams…it’s a mess. These jerseys have morphed away from the initial jersey pattern that made them work originally. I have seen at least 3 different style jerseys out there now. One of which being Eli Manning’s who’s jersey features a seam that goes straight along his back just like most NFL jerseys….making the curved nameplate look, well, stupid. It officially no longer falls into the “is it good” category.

    Paul, pull some strings with your man over there and get him to straighten things out…literally

  • MPowers1634 | February 4, 2008 at 9:33 am |

    I know that I posted this last night, but I consider this mighty noteworthy. The 8’s on the jersey of Randy Moss were right side up.

    Has this been the case all through the playoffs, or just the Super Bowl. If it was just for the big game, then it’s just as significant as Really Angry Homeless Man’s sweatshirt.

  • MPowers1634 | February 4, 2008 at 9:36 am |

    Also Kavika(spelling) Mitchell, 55 of the Giants was wearing all red Nike Air Zoom Assassin cleats in the first half.

    Second half, he wore all black Nike cleats, seemingly next year’s Speed Vapors.

    Any Pics?

    By the Way, Thomas, Wilfork, and many of the Pats have been wearing two different colored gloves all season.

  • =bg= | February 4, 2008 at 9:39 am |

    So just before I went to bostonglobe.com, I was thinking about a “The Day The Music Died” headline…as I have written headlines andcopy as a career in the past.

    Sure enough..

    “There’ll be no Hub parade on Super Tuesday. No commemorative books about “Path to Perfection.” In New England, the church bells all are broken.”

  • John | February 4, 2008 at 9:46 am |

    Paul, I hate to get all mushy here but what a great moment it must have been with your father. Some people say “it’s only a sport” or they can’t understand why people make sports such a large part of our lives. Moments like that are what it’s all about. Sure we love the competition, we love participating, and we love watching sports. But sports can bring people closer together. It can bring fathers and sons closer together. It can bring brothers, sisters, mothers, friends together with a common bond, and ultimately, that’s why we’re all here.

  • MPowers1634 | February 4, 2008 at 9:48 am |

    And on a funny note, I too had numerous phone calls from friends and family asking about:
    *Green Dots
    *#21 Decals
    *#91 Decals

  • MPowers1634 | February 4, 2008 at 9:48 am |

    And on a funny note, I too had numerous phone calls from friends and family asking about:
    *Green Dots
    *#21 Decals
    *#91 Decals

  • WFY | February 4, 2008 at 9:48 am |

    Doesn’t Belichik know that the guy in the red shirt always dies?

  • Juan Grande | February 4, 2008 at 9:49 am |

    Not only was Angry Homeless Guy wearing red, his sweatshirt did not have the “BB” either.

  • Mark in Shiga | February 4, 2008 at 9:51 am |

    Changing the subject to the above-mentioned “leagues who have retired numbers for officials”, I think the National League retured #1 for many years, as I never saw an umpire wearing it in the 1980s and 1990s. Supposedly they “retired” it not for anyone who actually had #1, but instead they picked three great umpires — I think Bill Klem was one, and I want to say that Jocko Conlan and Al Barlick are the other two, maybe — and arbitrarily banned the first three numbers from the sleeves of current umpires.

    Not sure what they do now that the two leagues’ umpiring systems have merged. Anyone know?

  • Robin | February 4, 2008 at 9:52 am |

    Congratulations Paul. No one gave them a chance. I’m proud as heck of Eli right now, continuing the streak of Manning excellence.

    Those Red road unis never looked better

  • Kenny | February 4, 2008 at 9:55 am |
  • MPowers1634 | February 4, 2008 at 9:56 am |

    I am wondering too about COrey Websters child wearing a throwback Pats uni. I did some research, and Corey went to LSU, so it can’t be a college jersey she was wearing. Maybe there’s more too this than just the odd quirk. OR her mom is a die hard Pats fan…that’s the only ting I could think of. Way to show support to DADDY!

    Webster played at LSU as did the late Marquise Hill of the Patriots, (91 decals). Perhaps the jersey was to honor him? Great jesture nonetheless. If so, I’m sure Daddy would have been fine with it. I definitely would have been.

  • TOG | February 4, 2008 at 9:57 am |

    Pretty good game, right?

    If you were a Giants fan…Last night’s Super Bowl was like an NBA game…tune in for the last five minutes and you will have not missed a thing. Snoozer.

  • Art | February 4, 2008 at 9:59 am |

    Paul,
    Just wondering – what Giants road jerseys do you like better – the current ones or the ones that debuted in 2000 with the red numbers with blue trim?

  • Paul Lukas | February 4, 2008 at 9:59 am |

    [quote comment=”217913″]Paul, I hate to get all mushy here but what a great moment it must have been with your father. Some people say “it’s only a sport” or they can’t understand why people make sports such a large part of our lives. Moments like that are what it’s all about. Sure we love the competition, we love participating, and we love watching sports. But sports can bring people closer together. It can bring fathers and sons closer together. It can bring brothers, sisters, mothers, friends together with a common bond, and ultimately, that’s why we’re all here.[/quote]

    And it can lead my mom to doze off on the coach. Ah, memories….

  • Mark D | February 4, 2008 at 9:59 am |

    Do you really need to have a card telling Eli Manning how to say “I am going to Disneyland”?

    Look at right side of photo

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Al Gruwell | February 4, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    I’m happy for you and your Pops, Paulie.
    One quick comment regarding the helmets last night. Can the NFL fit one more decal on the helmets? A quick count, NFL shield, Super Bowl XLII logo, side logos, U.S. flag, memorial decals, warning decal from manufacturer, uni numbers, and lastly, the green dot. Not including neck bumpers or nose bumpers. Looked like a Senior Bowl game.

  • Steve | February 4, 2008 at 10:04 am |

    I am sure this has been covered before, but don’t the Pats have two Brady players? Kyle and that other guy. I thought NFL rules required an initial with the NOB if two players had the same last name?

  • Duckstyle | February 4, 2008 at 10:05 am |

    [quote comment=”217901″]Another non Super Bowl related one here. Sorry!

    England’s football team launched their new kit today. So far so unimpressed…[/quote]

    Those chest “stripes” remind me a lot of this.

  • TOG | February 4, 2008 at 10:05 am |

    What do the ’72 Dolphins and the ’07 Patriots have in common?

    Nothing.

    Thank God we will NOT have to hear the experts kiss Brady and Bellicheck’s ass anymore…they’ve been brought down to earth and are a Landry-lead Cowboys level now…Great team, but not the best of all time…there is a God.

    Tom Coughlin and Howard Dean///separated at birth???

    http://blog.silive.c...

    http://news.bbc.co.u...

    On a more important topic…

    The Patriots red face masks don’t work…I think they should use navy blue as to not clash with the flecked silver helmet…

  • MPowers1634 | February 4, 2008 at 10:06 am |

    Moss, Correct style 8

    Incorrect, as far as UW is concerned

  • Mike | February 4, 2008 at 10:10 am |

    [quote comment=”217929″]Do you really need to have a card telling Eli Manning how to say “I am going to Disneyland”?

    Look at right side of photo

    http://sportsillustr...

    Looks like someone has the type of laminated card in front of him too.

  • Trevor Kruger | February 4, 2008 at 10:12 am |

    Did anyone catch the Perfectville commercial on the NFL Network after the game? The ’72 Dolphins had players sporting 3 different Miami uniforms. They really couldn’t find a way to get replicas from ’72 for everybody???

  • Helmets Match Pants | February 4, 2008 at 10:13 am |

    The Patriots tried to do the same thing (have Belichick wear a different sweatshirt to move more merchandise) in the Colts Monday Night game in 2005. They lost that one too.

    I’m a Pats fan and knew the game was over as soon as I saw Belichick’s sweatshirt. Why don’t NFL teams understand this kind of detail is important?

  • LI Phil | February 4, 2008 at 10:18 am |
  • Dave in VA | February 4, 2008 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”217918″]Changing the subject to the above-mentioned “leagues who have retired numbers for officials”, I think the National League retured #1 for many years, as I never saw an umpire wearing it in the 1980s and 1990s. Supposedly they “retired” it not for anyone who actually had #1, but instead they picked three great umpires — I think Bill Klem was one, and I want to say that Jocko Conlan and Al Barlick are the other two, maybe — and arbitrarily banned the first three numbers from the sleeves of current umpires.

    Not sure what they do now that the two leagues’ umpiring systems have merged. Anyone know?[/quote]

    According to the umpire roster on mlb.com, numbers 15 & 40 were not in use in 2007, as well as #42 (assumably for Jackie Robinson). 15 was worn by Joe Brinkman before he retired, so I believe it’s not a case of being retired, just not used (I don’t remember who used #40). There are a lot of “higher” numbers not in use, but prior to the merge, the numbers didn’t go that high.

    I do remember that for years after John McSherry died on the field no one used #10, but that’s not the case anymore.

    Also, Bruce Dreckman used #1 this past year, so it’s not retired.

  • MPowers1634 | February 4, 2008 at 10:25 am |

    Whoa,

    Check out this pic of Welker.

    The 8 in his TV Number seems to be upside down. Is this just a norm with the Pats?

  • Lexie | February 4, 2008 at 10:25 am |

    So I was watching the game last night with some friends and my roommate turned to me and asked, “so what is up with green dot on Manning’s helmet?”. A few minutes later she turned to me and said…”why does that player have two numbers on the back of his helmet?” Obviously she isn’t a fan of Uni Watch like I am :)

  • Frank | February 4, 2008 at 10:27 am |

    After Moss’s TD catch late in the game, FOX showed Moss on the sidelines without his helmet on and the skullcap he was wearing had a little logo on the front. In the brief glance I had, I could swear it was a Raiders’ logo. I don’t have any screen grabs to confirm this, though. Can anyone confirm this, or was it some other logo he was wearing?

  • Stanley Yelnats | February 4, 2008 at 10:28 am |

    [quote comment=”217945″][quote comment=”217929″]Do you really need to have a card telling Eli Manning how to say “I am going to Disneyland”?

    Look at right side of photo

    http://sportsillustr...

    Looks like someone has the type of laminated card in front of him too.[/quote]

    What the commercial should have said:
    “EMILY Manning, now that you have finally gotten your name back to ELI, where are you going?”

  • ScottyJ in WV | February 4, 2008 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”217953″]so…how’s it feel to be the second best in the family?[/quote]

    Did the reporter on the right tell his girlfriend that she wasn’t going to the Super Bowl with him??

  • Matt D. | February 4, 2008 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”217939″]What do the ’72 Dolphins and the ’07 Patriots have in common?

    Nothing.

    Thank God we will NOT have to hear the experts kiss Brady and Bellicheck’s ass anymore…they’ve been brought down to earth and are a Landry-lead Cowboys level now…Great team, but not the best of all time…there is a God.
    [/quote]
    I was as irritated in the past week as I was before the Rose Bowl in 2006 when ESPN ran special after special asking where USC’s team that year ranked in history. Don’t they realize that kind of story is just going to tick off the opposition and lead to a big upset?

  • Tape | February 4, 2008 at 10:30 am |

    I didn’t switch to the Puppy Bowl during halftime because I actually watched the entire Puppy Bowl from 3:00-6:00. (well, not the entire Puppy Bowl, but for several minutes here and there in between doing other things). They actually aired it 3 times, at 3:00, 6:00, and 9:00.

    plus my girlfriend recorded it on the DVR. that thing better not be playing all night long tonight, I’ve got some Terminator to watch.

  • Stanley Yelnats | February 4, 2008 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”217967″]Whoa,

    Check out this pic of Welker.

    The 8 in his TV Number seems to be upside down. Is this just a norm with the Pats?[/quote]

    HOW DO YOU PEOPLE tell an 8 is upside down… i saw it on the fenway wall…but this is ridiculous

  • DonD | February 4, 2008 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”217946″]Did anyone catch the Perfectville commercial on the NFL Network after the game? The ’72 Dolphins had players sporting 3 different Miami uniforms. They really couldn’t find a way to get replicas from ’72 for everybody???[/quote]
    The replayed SBVII on the NFL network this weekend. Even the 72 Dolphins uniforms didn’t match, some sleeves had stripes some didn’t, Grease, Czonka, and a couple others had full sleeves with no stripes.

  • Joe Drennan | February 4, 2008 at 10:33 am |

    As a Bears fan I didn’t care who won last night, but part of me was pulling for the Giants as a high school classmate, Offensive Lineman #66 David Deihl, was playing in the game. Deihl was a year ahead of me, but we knew each other as we had a class or two together and while it was hard not to know who the giant (no pun intended) kid walking around the halls was, but I was on the hockey team and people tended to know who I was.

    Either way, I googled Dehil today and looked at the pictures and I came across one of him in front of his locker. What I found really awsome was the fact that he was wearing a t-shirt from our alma mater, not some Giants issued shirt.

    I know, bit off base, but something that entertained me this morning as 5 inches of snow is falling here in Minneapolis.

  • MPowers1634 | February 4, 2008 at 10:36 am |

    [quote comment=”217953″]so…how’s it feel to be the second best in the family?[/quote]

    The reporter on the right actually asked Peyton the same question 30 seconds prior to that pic being taken. Check out the shiner on his left eye!

  • Dave in VA | February 4, 2008 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment=”217975″][quote comment=”217953″]so…how’s it feel to be the second best in the family?[/quote]

    Did the reporter on the right tell his girlfriend that she wasn’t going to the Super Bowl with him??[/quote]
    That’s Dan Hellie, of WRC-TV in Washington, DC. Got the shiner playing pick-up hoops.

    http://blog.washingt...

  • MPowers1634 | February 4, 2008 at 10:39 am |

    [quote comment=”217981″][quote comment=”217967″]Whoa,

    Check out this pic of Welker.

    The 8 in his TV Number seems to be upside down. Is this just a norm with the Pats?[/quote]

    HOW DO YOU PEOPLE tell an 8 is upside down… i saw it on the fenway wall…but this is ridiculous[/quote]

    The 8 has two rectangles in the case of the Patriots Font. The larger rectangle should presumably be the lower of the two. Usually, with Moss, the opposite is true, however Welker’s TV numbers exhibited this last night!

  • MPowers1634 | February 4, 2008 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”217990″][quote comment=”217975″][quote comment=”217953″]so…how’s it feel to be the second best in the family?[/quote]

    Did the reporter on the right tell his girlfriend that she wasn’t going to the Super Bowl with him??[/quote]
    That’s Dan Hellie, of WRC-TV in Washington, DC. Got the shiner playing pick-up hoops.

    http://blog.washingt...

    Sarcasm button malfunctioned!

  • Dave in VA | February 4, 2008 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”217993″][quote comment=”217990″][quote comment=”217975″][quote comment=”217953″]so…how’s it feel to be the second best in the family?[/quote]

    Did the reporter on the right tell his girlfriend that she wasn’t going to the Super Bowl with him??[/quote]
    That’s Dan Hellie, of WRC-TV in Washington, DC. Got the shiner playing pick-up hoops.

    http://blog.washingt...

    Sarcasm button malfunctioned![/quote]

    Nope, that’s the actual link; this newb just can’t work the tags correctly. Sorry.

  • MPowers1634 | February 4, 2008 at 10:42 am |

    Sarcasm button malfunctioned for Post #64, sorry Dave, nice catch though!

  • Johnny O | February 4, 2008 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”217836″][quote comment=”217833″]Was this the first SB in which the teams had a SB logo sticker on their helmets?[/quote]

    First time that happened was two years ago — SBXL, Steelers vs. Seahawks.[/quote]

    I know for a fact that the Pack and Pats had the Super Bowl XXXI logo on the back of their helmets. It may not have been as big as the ones are today. But As far back as the ’96 Super Bowl, I know the SB sticker was apparent.

  • GoTerriers | February 4, 2008 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”217970″]After Moss’s TD catch late in the game, FOX showed Moss on the sidelines without his helmet on and the skullcap he was wearing had a little logo on the front. In the brief glance I had, I could swear it was a Raiders’ logo. I don’t have any screen grabs to confirm this, though. Can anyone confirm this, or was it some other logo he was wearing?[/quote]

    It always throws me off too, but I think that what you’re seeing is a NFL Equipment Shield, not the Raiders logo. They look similar, from a distance.

    My guess is that Randy probably BURNED all of his Raiders gear as soon as he was traded

  • Kevin M. | February 4, 2008 at 10:46 am |

    Be the first on your block to own this wonderful work of art. Who will be the first to own it?

  • Dane | February 4, 2008 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”217916″]Doesn’t Belichik know that the guy in the red shirt always dies?[/quote]

    So true.

  • LI Phil | February 4, 2008 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”217998″][quote comment=”217836″][quote comment=”217833″]Was this the first SB in which the teams had a SB logo sticker on their helmets?[/quote]

    First time that happened was two years ago — SBXL, Steelers vs. Seahawks.[/quote]

    I know for a fact that the Pack and Pats had the Super Bowl XXXI logo on the back of their helmets. It may not have been as big as the ones are today. But As far back as the ’96 Super Bowl, I know the SB sticker was apparent.[/quote]

    is that a rozelle sticker?

  • craig g | February 4, 2008 at 10:49 am |

    As a Giant fan myself I don’t get the Patriot bashing. They are a very good team and being good does not make them arrogant. It just looks that way when a team wins a game and walks off the field with a grin on their face.If that was true I am very arrogant this morning. Just can’t get the smile off today. I rooted for the Pats all the way through the playoffs because I wanted the best team to be in the championship so nobody could say that whoever won got lucky because they didn’t have to play the Patriots. And I’m glad thats how it turned out. The Patriots were very respectful of the G-men and I think they have a lot of respect for the Pats.

  • u2horn | February 4, 2008 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”217945″][quote comment=”217929″]Do you really need to have a card telling Eli Manning how to say “I am going to Disneyland”?

    Look at right side of photo

    http://sportsillustr...

    Looks like someone has the type of laminated card in front of him too.[/quote]

    He probably had to say 3 or 4 different lines (Disneyland, Disney World, etc).

  • lwiedy | February 4, 2008 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”218003″][quote comment=”217998″][quote comment=”217836″][quote comment=”217833″]Was this the first SB in which the teams had a SB logo sticker on their helmets?[/quote]

    First time that happened was two years ago — SBXL, Steelers vs. Seahawks.[/quote]

    I know for a fact that the Pack and Pats had the Super Bowl XXXI logo on the back of their helmets. It may not have been as big as the ones are today. But As far back as the ’96 Super Bowl, I know the SB sticker was apparent.[/quote]

    is that a rozelle sticker?[/quote]

    Yes. Actually “Pete”.

  • BraveFan | February 4, 2008 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”217998″][quote comment=”217836″][quote comment=”217833″]Was this the first SB in which the teams had a SB logo sticker on their helmets?[/quote]

    First time that happened was two years ago — SBXL, Steelers vs. Seahawks.[/quote]

    I know for a fact that the Pack and Pats had the Super Bowl XXXI logo on the back of their helmets. It may not have been as big as the ones are today. But As far back as the ’96 Super Bowl, I know the SB sticker was apparent.[/quote]

    That’s a Pete Rozell Memorial decal

  • Josh Willingham | February 4, 2008 at 10:53 am |

    In some fonts the “8” is vertically asymmetrical. Let’s wait on the “greatest game ever” stuff. This Super Bowl was a dog until the last 5 minutes.

  • LI Phil | February 4, 2008 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”218001″]Be the first on your block to own this wonderful work of art. Who will be the first to own it?[/quote]

    great books never published:

    epic fail

  • ryan c #40 | February 4, 2008 at 10:54 am |

    Thank God we will NOT have to hear the experts kiss Brady and Bellicheck’s ass anymore…they’ve been brought down to earth and are a Landry-lead Cowboys level now…Great team, but not the best of all time…there is a God

    Seriously… if the pats had won last night, they’d go down in the books as the best flag-football team of all time. They play in a fast era where nobody is allowed to touch anybody. You want great teams? Dallas, san fran, and of course, the steelers! At least those teams actually played football back in the day.

  • ryan c #40 | February 4, 2008 at 10:55 am |

    After Moss’s TD catch late in the game, FOX showed Moss on the sidelines without his helmet on and the skullcap he was wearing had a little logo on the front. In the brief glance I had, I could swear it was a Raiders’ logo. I don’t have any screen grabs to confirm this, though. Can anyone confirm this, or was it some other logo he was wearing?

    Yeah, he WAS wearing the raiders logo… also, he had on buckner’s Chicago cubs glove underneath his receiving gloves!!!

    Geez… this… nfl equipment keeps getting more and more out of hand these days!

  • Fez Whatley | February 4, 2008 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”217925″]Pretty good game, right?

    If you were a Giants fan…Last night’s Super Bowl was like an NBA game…tune in for the last five minutes and you will have not missed a thing. Snoozer.[/quote]
    Funny. I fell asleep with the score 10-7.

    I think the 8 hour pre-game show wore me out.

  • Kenny | February 4, 2008 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”217925″]Pretty good game, right?

    If you were a Giants fan…Last night’s Super Bowl was like an NBA game…tune in for the last five minutes and you will have not missed a thing. Snoozer.[/quote]

    I’m sorry, but the game was NOT a snoozer. When you have guys picking up key 1st downs on 3rd down and big plays made all around , doesn’t qualify as a snoozer (in my book at least)

  • Trevor Kruger | February 4, 2008 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”217982″][quote comment=”217946″]Did anyone catch the Perfectville commercial on the NFL Network after the game? The ’72 Dolphins had players sporting 3 different Miami uniforms. They really couldn’t find a way to get replicas from ’72 for everybody???[/quote]
    The replayed SBVII on the NFL network this weekend. Even the 72 Dolphins uniforms didn’t match, some sleeves had stripes some didn’t, Grease, Czonka, and a couple others had full sleeves with no stripes.[/quote]
    I’m not talking about the little things, I’m talking about how some have the current Phin uni’s while others had the old ones with the doplhin on the sleeve, and some had the old ones with numbers on the sleeves. My biggest concern is why were any of them wearing the current uniforms?

  • Kenny | February 4, 2008 at 10:56 am |

    And just cause…link

  • LI Phil | February 4, 2008 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”218012″][quote comment=”218001″]Be the first on your block to own this wonderful work of art. Who will be the first to own it?[/quote]

    great books never published:

    epic fail[/quote]

    apparently it was ME was has epic fail with that link

    lets try again

  • GoTerriers | February 4, 2008 at 11:02 am |

    [quote comment=”218005″][quote comment=”217945″][quote comment=”217929″]Do you really need to have a card telling Eli Manning how to say “I am going to Disneyland”?

    Look at right side of photo

    http://sportsillustr...

    Looks like someone has the type of laminated card in front of him too.[/quote]

    He probably had to say 3 or 4 different lines (Disneyland, Disney World, etc).[/quote]

    EuroDisney . . . .

  • Rob | February 4, 2008 at 11:02 am |

    During the last few minutes before the game, Fox was doing a pregame spot with the deep voice and projected highlights. Next to the projector screen there was a Pats jersey and a Giants jersey hanging. It looked like it was the Giants old white jersey and not the one with the red stripes on the sleeves. Did anyone else catch this or have a screen grab?

  • MPowers1634 | February 4, 2008 at 11:02 am |

    [quote comment=”218018″][quote comment=”217925″]Pretty good game, right?

    If you were a Giants fan…Last night’s Super Bowl was like an NBA game…tune in for the last five minutes and you will have not missed a thing. Snoozer.[/quote]

    I’m sorry, but the game was NOT a snoozer. When you have guys picking up key 1st downs on 3rd down and big plays made all around , doesn’t qualify as a snoozer (in my book at least)[/quote]

    The pic of #85 Tyree’s Gorgeous catch was credited to #35 Kevin Dockery of the Giants. Another spotter who “doesn’t get it”!

  • The Original Guido | February 4, 2008 at 11:04 am |

    BRADY IS A QUICK-CHANGE ARTIST?

    Did anyone else notice that Tom changed his jersey at half-time? He had several grass stains on it before the half (from seeing more turf than a landscaper at a golf course). Amazingly, when he returned to the field for the second half of the contest the jersey looked like it just came out of its RBK polybag. Hmmm . . . .

    Is this guy a media darling or what? Doesn’t want to look like he took the hits for the photos/NFL film coverage?

    By a cheesesteak at Geno’s when you are in Philly.

  • lwiedy | February 4, 2008 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”218019″][quote comment=”217982″][quote comment=”217946″]Did anyone catch the Perfectville commercial on the NFL Network after the game? The ’72 Dolphins had players sporting 3 different Miami uniforms. They really couldn’t find a way to get replicas from ’72 for everybody???[/quote]
    The replayed SBVII on the NFL network this weekend. Even the 72 Dolphins uniforms didn’t match, some sleeves had stripes some didn’t, Grease, Czonka, and a couple others had full sleeves with no stripes.[/quote]
    I’m not talking about the little things, I’m talking about how some have the current Phin uni’s while others had the old ones with the doplhin on the sleeve, and some had the old ones with numbers on the sleeves. My biggest concern is why were any of them wearing the current uniforms?[/quote]

    These were not “little things” in regards to the differences of the jerseys in Super Bowl VII. The jerseys with sleeve stripes were (best guess by the TV number style) Sand-Knit and the “non-striped” jerseys were most likely Wilson. Not a very little difference by today’s standard of uniformity.

  • Amy | February 4, 2008 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”217948″]The Patriots tried to do the same thing (have Belichick wear a different sweatshirt to move more merchandise) in the Colts Monday Night game in 2005. They lost that one too.

    I’m a Pats fan and knew the game was over as soon as I saw Belichick’s sweatshirt. Why don’t NFL teams understand this kind of detail is important?[/quote]

    I flashed back to that colts game (and got that sinking feeling) when I saw the sweatshirt too… terrible idea.

  • Kenny | February 4, 2008 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”218001″]Be the first on your block to own this wonderful work of art. Who will be the first to own it?[/quote]

    Oh that’s rich…buy the Perfect Patriots book along with the 2008 NY Giants Super Bowl Champs book = Patriots’ faces + **SLAP**

  • werthj | February 4, 2008 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”218010″][quote comment=”217998″][quote comment=”217836″][quote comment=”217833″]Was this the first SB in which the teams had a SB logo sticker on their helmets?[/quote]

    First time that happened was two years ago — SBXL, Steelers vs. Seahawks.[/quote]

    I know for a fact that the Pack and Pats had the Super Bowl XXXI logo on the back of their helmets. It may not have been as big as the ones are today. But As far back as the ’96 Super Bowl, I know the SB sticker was apparent.[/quote]

    That’s a Pete Rozell Memorial decal[/quote]

    The SB logo may be on the neck bumper, to the right of the wordmark, no?
    Granted, that is taking a big leap of faith with the picture quality.

  • Jared Wheeler | February 4, 2008 at 11:06 am |

    During a Giants kick off to Patriots they showed a close up on the ball. In the top right corner, just above the laces, i noticed the initials MK. Does anyone recall seeing this?? If so anyone know the story behind it?

  • LI Phil | February 4, 2008 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”218018″][quote comment=”217925″]Pretty good game, right?

    If you were a Giants fan…Last night’s Super Bowl was like an NBA game…tune in for the last five minutes and you will have not missed a thing. Snoozer.[/quote]

    I’m sorry, but the game was NOT a snoozer. When you have guys picking up key 1st downs on 3rd down and big plays made all around , doesn’t qualify as a snoozer (in my book at least)[/quote]

    not to mention the fact that the g-men held the nfl’s MOST PROLIFIC OFFENSE in history to 14 points…that’s akin to the 27 yankees being shut out 1-0

    of course, most people don’t appreciate the crisp 1-0 shutout any more than a great defensive battle as was last night’s game

    if you thought it was a “snoozer” that’s fine…it happened to be one of the greatest games in NFL history…just because it wasn’t 41-37 doesn’t mean it wasn’t great

  • bejesus | February 4, 2008 at 11:08 am |

    Did anyone notice the chain crew wearing sweatpants(nylon) instead of the usual white ref pants and the 3 stripe socks. What gives?

  • LI Phil | February 4, 2008 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”218040″]During a Giants kick off to Patriots they showed a close up on the ball. In the top right corner, just above the laces, i noticed the initials MK. Does anyone recall seeing this?? If so anyone know the story behind it?[/quote]

    referee mike karey’s initials

  • bejesus | February 4, 2008 at 11:10 am |

    THE MK was actually a MC, for the official Mike Carrey who inspects the balls pregame.

  • LI Phil | February 4, 2008 at 11:12 am |

    [quote comment=”218047″][quote comment=”218040″]During a Giants kick off to Patriots they showed a close up on the ball. In the top right corner, just above the laces, i noticed the initials MK. Does anyone recall seeing this?? If so anyone know the story behind it?[/quote]

    referee mike karey’s initials[/quote]

    actually i think it was “MC” as mike CAREY spells it with at “C”

  • Graf Zeppelin | February 4, 2008 at 11:15 am |

    I just saw this in Friday’s NY Post, and appologies if this was brought up already.

    It seems the Patriots last week applied to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) for a trademark on the phrases “19-0” and “19-0 The Perfect Season.”

    The Post, of course, responded in kind to this profoundly stupid jinx job by applying for a trademark on “18-1.”

  • Marty Met | February 4, 2008 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”217946″]Did anyone catch the Perfectville commercial on the NFL Network after the game? The ’72 Dolphins had players sporting 3 different Miami uniforms. They really couldn’t find a way to get replicas from ’72 for everybody???[/quote]

    As a Jets fan I couldn’t watch the game. Either the HATED Pats would be happy, or the hated Giants and even more hated Dolphins would be happy. I went to the movies.

  • lwiedy | February 4, 2008 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”218055″]I just saw this in Friday’s NY Post, and appologies if this was brought up already.

    It seems the Patriots last week applied to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) for a trademark on the phrases “19-0” and “19-0 The Perfect Season.”

    The Post, of course, responded in kind to this profoundly stupid jinx job by applying for a trademark on “18-1.”[/quote]

    I like 18 and Oh No! better.

  • LI Phil | February 4, 2008 at 11:17 am |
  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | February 4, 2008 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”218023″]And just cause…link[/quote]
    YEA!!! Hefty Lefty gets a ring. Every time they showed Kevin Gilbright on the sideline, Jared was right there participating. I think Jared is working on getting a coaching job somewhere.

  • Johnny O | February 4, 2008 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”218039″][quote comment=”218010″][quote comment=”217998″][quote comment=”217836″][quote comment=”217833″]Was this the first SB in which the teams had a SB logo sticker on their helmets?[/quote]

    First time that happened was two years ago — SBXL, Steelers vs. Seahawks.[/quote]

    I know for a fact that the Pack and Pats had the Super Bowl XXXI logo on the back of their helmets. It may not have been as big as the ones are today. But As far back as the ’96 Super Bowl, I know the SB sticker was apparent.[/quote]

    That’s a Pete Rozell Memorial decal[/quote]

    The SB logo may be on the neck bumper, to the right of the wordmark, no?
    Granted, that is taking a big leap of faith with the picture quality.[/quote]

    It is hard to tell from my photos, (there was no high-def. back then) but trust me… it is definatly the Super Bowl XXXI logo to the right of the Riddell word mark.

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | February 4, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”218050″][quote comment=”218047″][quote comment=”218040″]During a Giants kick off to Patriots they showed a close up on the ball. In the top right corner, just above the laces, i noticed the initials MK. Does anyone recall seeing this?? If so anyone know the story behind it?[/quote]

    referee mike karey’s initials[/quote]

    actually i think it was “MC” as mike CAREY spells it with at “C”[/quote]

    I was hoping someone would ask that question this morning.

  • Duckstyle | February 4, 2008 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”218042″][quote comment=”218018″][quote comment=”217925″]Pretty good game, right?

    If you were a Giants fan…Last night’s Super Bowl was like an NBA game…tune in for the last five minutes and you will have not missed a thing. Snoozer.[/quote]

    I’m sorry, but the game was NOT a snoozer. When you have guys picking up key 1st downs on 3rd down and big plays made all around , doesn’t qualify as a snoozer (in my book at least)[/quote]

    not to mention the fact that the g-men held the nfl’s MOST PROLIFIC OFFENSE in history to 14 points…that’s akin to the 27 yankees being shut out 1-0

    of course, most people don’t appreciate the crisp 1-0 shutout any more than a great defensive battle as was last night’s game

    if you thought it was a “snoozer” that’s fine…it happened to be one of the greatest games in NFL history…just because it wasn’t 41-37 doesn’t mean it wasn’t great[/quote]

    Calling it one of the greatest games in history is a bit of a stretch. But definitly one of the better Super Bowls I’ve seen in years. Mostly because of the defenses, IMO. I’d take that over a 42-35 game any day of the week, especially Sundays. Thanks Gints, for bringing respect back to the NFC!

  • awecas | February 4, 2008 at 11:25 am |

    It may only annoy me but I thought the “championship” T’s worn by the Giants post game were a bit over the top. Instead of making them big enough to fit over pads, why not make ’em normal size and then take the pads off? I just found it odd seeing grown men wearing T shirts over their pads. What is this, a 5th grade football jamboree?

  • ScottyJ in WV | February 4, 2008 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”218062″][quote comment=”218023″]And just cause…link[/quote]
    YEA!!! Hefty Lefty gets a ring. Every time they showed Kevin Gilbright on the sideline, Jared was right there participating. I think Jared is working on getting a coaching job somewhere.[/quote]

    Gotta love The Pillsbury Throwboy!!

  • muddlehead | February 4, 2008 at 11:27 am |

    bizarre spike’s glasses have no glass.

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 4, 2008 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”218062″][quote comment=”218023″]And just cause…link[/quote]
    YEA!!! Hefty Lefty gets a ring. Every time they showed Kevin Gilbright on the sideline, Jared was right there participating. I think Jared is working on getting a coaching job somewhere.[/quote]
    Probably at Krispy Kreme’s R&D Center ;-)

  • Shawn Knowles | February 4, 2008 at 11:28 am |

    I’m left handed, wear my watch on my left wrist. There goes that theory.

  • ScottyJ in WV | February 4, 2008 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”218018″][quote comment=”217925″]Pretty good game, right?

    If you were a Giants fan…Last night’s Super Bowl was like an NBA game…tune in for the last five minutes and you will have not missed a thing. Snoozer.[/quote]

    I’m sorry, but the game was NOT a snoozer. When you have guys picking up key 1st downs on 3rd down and big plays made all around , doesn’t qualify as a snoozer (in my book at least)[/quote]

    I agree, Kenny. My dad and I both thought it was a great game. Hard hitting, good defense, big offensive plays, & not many penalties.

    A game doesn’t have to be 42-40 to be good.

  • ryan c #40 | February 4, 2008 at 11:30 am |

    …not to mention the fact that the g-men held the nfl’s MOST PROLIFIC OFFENSE in history to 14 points…that’s akin to the 27 yankees being shut out 1-0…

    Sept 3rd, 1927 Philadelphia 1 Yankees 0.

    ha-ha! sorry, HAD to do it!!!

  • steve | February 4, 2008 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”217935″]I am sure this has been covered before, but don’t the Pats have two Brady players? Kyle and that other guy. I thought NFL rules required an initial with the NOB if two players had the same last name?[/quote]

    Nevermind just caught up on the ESPN column.

  • MPowers1634 | February 4, 2008 at 11:34 am |

    [quote comment=”218074″][quote comment=”218062″][quote comment=”218023″]And just cause…link[/quote]
    YEA!!! Hefty Lefty gets a ring. Every time they showed Kevin Gilbright on the sideline, Jared was right there participating. I think Jared is working on getting a coaching job somewhere.[/quote]
    Probably at Krispy Kreme’s R&D Center ;-)[/quote]

    Gilbride is no skinny, minny in his own right! Was it Jerry Glanville who punched him square in the jaw on the sidelines?

  • lwiedy | February 4, 2008 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”218086″][quote comment=”218074″][quote comment=”218062″][quote comment=”218023″]And just cause…link[/quote]
    YEA!!! Hefty Lefty gets a ring. Every time they showed Kevin Gilbright on the sideline, Jared was right there participating. I think Jared is working on getting a coaching job somewhere.[/quote]
    Probably at Krispy Kreme’s R&D Center ;-)[/quote]

    Gilbride is no skinny, minny in his own right! Was it Jerry Glanville who punched him square in the jaw on the sidelines?[/quote]

    Buddy Ryan.

  • lwiedy | February 4, 2008 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”218086″][quote comment=”218074″][quote comment=”218062″][quote comment=”218023″]And just cause…link[/quote]
    YEA!!! Hefty Lefty gets a ring. Every time they showed Kevin Gilbright on the sideline, Jared was right there participating. I think Jared is working on getting a coaching job somewhere.[/quote]
    Probably at Krispy Kreme’s R&D Center ;-)[/quote]

    Gilbride is no skinny, minny in his own right! Was it Jerry Glanville who punched him square in the jaw on the sidelines?[/quote]

    Buddy Ryan.

  • Ronnie Poore | February 4, 2008 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”218036″][quote comment=”218019″][quote comment=”217982″][quote comment=”217946″]Did anyone catch the Perfectville commercial on the NFL Network after the game? The ’72 Dolphins had players sporting 3 different Miami uniforms. They really couldn’t find a way to get replicas from ’72 for everybody???[/quote]
    The replayed SBVII on the NFL network this weekend. Even the 72 Dolphins uniforms didn’t match, some sleeves had stripes some didn’t, Grease, Czonka, and a couple others had full sleeves with no stripes.[/quote]
    I’m not talking about the little things, I’m talking about how some have the current Phin uni’s while others had the old ones with the doplhin on the sleeve, and some had the old ones with numbers on the sleeves. My biggest concern is why were any of them wearing the current uniforms?[/quote]

    These were not “little things” in regards to the differences of the jerseys in Super Bowl VII. The jerseys with sleeve stripes were (best guess by the TV number style) Sand-Knit and the “non-striped” jerseys were most likely Wilson. Not a very little difference by today’s standard of uniformity.[/quote]

    Heck, they should’ve been wearing WHITE jerseys. i’m not sure if the Dolphins wore the aquas more than twice in all of ’72, and certainly not in the playoffs and superbowl.

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | February 4, 2008 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”218075″]I’m left handed, wear my watch on my left wrist. There goes that theory.[/quote]

    Me too.

    Saw an episode of CSI the other night where they assumed the dead guy was left-handed because he wore his watch on his right hand.

  • Joe Drennan | February 4, 2008 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”218095″][quote comment=”218075″]I’m left handed, wear my watch on my left wrist. There goes that theory.[/quote]

    Me too.

    Saw an episode of CSI the other night where they assumed the dead guy was left-handed because he wore his watch on his right hand.[/quote]

    Funny thing is I’m right handed and wore my watch on my right hand till about mid way through college when I stopped wearing a watch.

  • Mark Mayall | February 4, 2008 at 11:45 am |

    I’m a lefty who wears his watch on my left wrist too…

  • Ronnie Poore | February 4, 2008 at 11:49 am |

    Two more things about XLII: this is the first time in superbowl history in which the two teams had essentiallly the same colors (red,white, blue,
    silver/grey)different shades, but close:
    http://sportsillustr...

    also, the Giants are the first team to WIN with one style of uniform (86,90) :http://www.lyon.edu/... and WIN again after a complete uni makeover (2008):
    http://sportsillustr... note: the 94 forty-niners wore their NFL 75th anniversary throwbacks in the Superbowl, but that wasn’t a permanant uni makeover like the Giants went to in 2000.

  • Floormaster Squeeze | February 4, 2008 at 11:50 am |

    I love in the Boston area but I am not a Patriots fan. I did notice the “Perfection” t-shirts in the stores this week preceding the game (I know this is just merchandise and not unis per se but don’t people know that the horse goes in front of the cart).

    Anyway, I wonder how cheap those shirts are gonna be now.

  • AJ Connelly | February 4, 2008 at 11:52 am |

    Don’t know if this has been spotted already, but an article in my local paper here in Glasgow ran a feature last week on Tynes and his Scots roots. The full page pic they ran with showed Tynes with what looked like a backwards NY on his helmet bumper, I’ve been scouring websites for a copy of the pic, but can’t find it anywhere. I think it was from the NFC Championship game but all the pics I’ve seen of that his logo is right, maybe it fell off and he stuck it back on himself? I’m gonna try and get hold of a copy of the paper in question (Thursdays Daily Record I think) and scan the pic. It’s not just a lazy mirrored pic by the paper either, because all the other logos and numbers were correct, just the 3d bumper logo.

  • Kevin Z. | February 4, 2008 at 11:55 am |

    It’s one thing for shoulder stripes to not go all the way around, but on hockey pants?

  • lwiedy | February 4, 2008 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”218107″]Two more things about XLII: this is the first time in superbowl history in which the two teams had essentiallly the same colors (red,white, blue,
    silver/grey)different shades, but close:
    http://sportsillustr...

    also, the Giants are the first team to WIN with one style of uniform (86,90) :http://www.lyon.edu/... and WIN again after a complete uni makeover (2008):
    http://sportsillustr... note: the 94 forty-niners wore their NFL 75th anniversary throwbacks in the Superbowl, but that wasn’t a permanant uni makeover like the Giants went to in 2000.[/quote]

    As for the first time with “essentially the same colors”, I give you:

    http://www.sikids.co...

  • LI Phil | February 4, 2008 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”218113″]It’s one thing for shoulder stripes to not go all the way around, but on hockey pants?[/quote]

    all part of easton’s grand plan to make them 9% faster than rbk

  • mark | February 4, 2008 at 12:02 pm |

    “Two more things about XLII: this is the first time in superbowl history in which the two teams had essentiallly the same colors (red,white, blue,
    silver/grey)different shades, but close”

    what about Bills-Giants?

  • lwiedy | February 4, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”218121″]”Two more things about XLII: this is the first time in superbowl history in which the two teams had essentiallly the same colors (red,white, blue,
    silver/grey)different shades, but close”

    what about Bills-Giants?[/quote]

    You are correct, sir! Also, saying grey is part of the Giants colors would be like saying power blue was part of the 1982 St. Louis Cardinals colors.

  • Judd | February 4, 2008 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”217840″]Bill Belichick was stupid for wearing a different sweatshirt. He went 18-0 with the grey one, why would you switch? The Pats ultimate downfall.[/quote]

    He didn’t wear the hoodie for the AFC Championship game.

  • Joe Drennan | February 4, 2008 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”218120″][quote comment=”218113″]It’s one thing for shoulder stripes to not go all the way around, but on hockey pants?[/quote]

    all part of easton’s grand plan to make them 9% faster than rbk[/quote]
    The stripes don’t go all the way around because there is actualy a flap there where players can unzip the breezer pant leg. As a player I never understood this as the rules state they’re supposed to be zippered up at all times, so it’s not like you can (are supposed to) leave them open for some more air circulation on your balls.

    I did play with one guy who it made sense for though as he’d get all his equipment on, skates too before putting his breezers on. Because skates are a bit clunky to get through a breezer leg, being able to open them up kept him from shreding his breezers with his skate blade.

    If you look close enough at goalie breezers the stripes doen’t go all the way around, but that’s because a different material is used on the inner leg and I’ve been told that the stitching for the stripes doesn’t last long so instead of having a crappy looking stripe that’ sshreding and falling off, they leave it off that patch.

  • Kevin | February 4, 2008 at 12:16 pm |

    No NHL referee has worn #1 since Bruce Hood retired. The NHL refs used to wear numbers in order of their seniority, moving up one every time someone retired, and when Hood finally retired after years of wearing #1, they decided to honour him by always making him “#1” on the seniority list.

  • Jet | February 4, 2008 at 12:18 pm |

    Great edition today as always.

    1. Fantastic pic of that women’s hockey team from the 20’s! NO SHIN GUARDS! Those are some tough gals.

    2. When you visit the site about Orioles uni numbers, be sure to click on the section about “Baseball card of the day.” Some interesting and humorous anecdotes to be found there.

    -Jet

  • Al | February 4, 2008 at 12:20 pm |

    One bit of weirdness. The NFL seems to want the media to refer to its championship game by Roman numerals.

    More and more media are going Arabic; did you see some of the graphics? “WINNER SUPER BOWL 42,” etc?

  • MPowers1634 | February 4, 2008 at 12:20 pm |

    Take a look at this jersey that ones of my students was wearing. When interrogated, he copped to betting it at Modell’s yesterday.

    Front
    BackShoulderCollar Embroidery

    Collar

  • Robb | February 4, 2008 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”217929″]Do you really need to have a card telling Eli Manning how to say “I am going to Disneyland”?

    Look at right side of photo

    http://sportsillustr...

    Disney actually has an advertising deal with the NFL, someone from the winning team has to say that line on camera at the end of the game.

  • EHC52 | February 4, 2008 at 12:27 pm |

    As a law student stuck in the town where they make Wilson footballs:

    1) I’m a lefty who wears a watch on the left wrist.

    2) Did anybody else notice Robert Kraft’s cuff links? They looked like Super Bowl rings. Please tell me somebody got a screen grab.

  • lwiedy | February 4, 2008 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”218144″][quote comment=”217929″]Do you really need to have a card telling Eli Manning how to say “I am going to Disneyland”?

    Look at right side of photo

    http://sportsillustr...

    Disney actually has an advertising deal with the NFL, someone from the winning team has to say that line on camera at the end of the game.[/quote]

    I believe the point is can’t he memorize four words?

  • Mike | February 4, 2008 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”218128″][quote comment=”218120″][quote comment=”218113″]It’s one thing for shoulder stripes to not go all the way around, but on hockey pants?[/quote]

    all part of easton’s grand plan to make them 9% faster than rbk[/quote]
    The stripes don’t go all the way around because there is actualy a flap there where players can unzip the breezer pant leg. As a player I never understood this as the rules state they’re supposed to be zippered up at all times, so it’s not like you can (are supposed to) leave them open for some more air circulation on your balls.

    I did play with one guy who it made sense for though as he’d get all his equipment on, skates too before putting his breezers on. Because skates are a bit clunky to get through a breezer leg, being able to open them up kept him from shreding his breezers with his skate blade.

    If you look close enough at goalie breezers the stripes doen’t go all the way around, but that’s because a different material is used on the inner leg and I’ve been told that the stitching for the stripes doesn’t last long so instead of having a crappy looking stripe that’ sshreding and falling off, they leave it off that patch.[/quote]

    I again submit John Erskine, Washington Capitals, notorious for not zipping up his breezers (pants)

  • Evan | February 4, 2008 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”218140″]Take a look at this jersey that ones of my students was wearing. When interrogated, he copped to betting it at Modell’s yesterday.

    Front
    BackShoulderCollar Embroidery

    Collar[/quote]
    Yeah ive seen this online
    They do it for every superbowl its a special commemoritive edition thing

  • LI Phil | February 4, 2008 at 12:35 pm |
  • GoMac | February 4, 2008 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”218018″][quote comment=”217925″]Pretty good game, right?

    If you were a Giants fan…Last night’s Super Bowl was like an NBA game…tune in for the last five minutes and you will have not missed a thing. Snoozer.[/quote]

    I’m sorry, but the game was NOT a snoozer. When you have guys picking up key 1st downs on 3rd down and big plays made all around , doesn’t qualify as a snoozer (in my book at least)[/quote]

    I gotta agree. If you don’t like watching Matt Light, the hero of the Patriot’s O-Line, get flustered having to deal with Osi all night, you don’t like football.
    Yeah I like watching college games where it’s 48-42 and all, but this was solid football being played the entire game. This was definitely one of the best football games I’ve ever seen…and it’s nice to have a Superbowl that’s close as oppose to most of the blowouts that happen. Even when the score is close, it’s usually not a good game.

    Would you really take Pats-Panthers over this? And not just for Wardrobe Malfunctions?

    Oh..and get the Giants some blue pants or something..maybe even just blue socks..but either way..we win! haha.

  • MPowers1634 | February 4, 2008 at 12:42 pm |

    Aargh, with typing like that my certification should be revoked.

    Collar: http://s256.photobuc...
    Front: http://s256.photobuc...
    Shoulder: http://s256.photobuc...
    Back: http://s256.photobuc...

  • Robb | February 4, 2008 at 12:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”218148″][quote comment=”218144″][quote comment=”217929″]Do you really need to have a card telling Eli Manning how to say “I am going to Disneyland”?

    Look at right side of photo

    http://sportsillustr...

    Disney actually has an advertising deal with the NFL, someone from the winning team has to say that line on camera at the end of the game.[/quote]

    I believe the point is can’t he memorize four words?[/quote]

    He just won the super bowl…thats kind of a big deal. I doubt the first thing that came to his mind is, “Oh yeah, I gotta do that TV Spot for Disney”

  • Philly Bill | February 4, 2008 at 12:47 pm |

    I already can’t wait for the oh-ain’t-this-ironic photos of people in African refugee camps sporting 2007 Patriots “PERFECT 19-0(C)” t-shirts.

  • MPowers1634 | February 4, 2008 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”218155″]BOTH welker and watson had upside-down “8”s[/quote]

    I usually take your word as gospel, but I’m not so sure. They look like they are correct, which to UW is wrong.

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 4, 2008 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”218170″]I already can’t wait for the oh-ain’t-this-ironic photos of people in African refugee camps sporting 2007 Patriots “PERFECT 19-0(C)” t-shirts.[/quote]

    Will this do for now?

  • Jeremiah McElwain | February 4, 2008 at 12:57 pm |

    I’m right handed, and wear my watch on my right wrist. This is because my dad is lefthanded and I just coppied him as a kid. I do other things like a leftie as well. I know they’re stereotypes for a reason though.

  • Mark Bryant | February 4, 2008 at 12:59 pm |

    Not uni-related but,
    I know I have always liked the term that the best referee is one you don’t even realize is there. And I have to say, after that game last night, I actually had to think to remember the ref’s blowing anything or even making big game changing ref calls that happen all the time.

    I have always like the ref that did last nights game, and I have to say they did a great job.

  • Paul Lukas | February 4, 2008 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”218192″]I’m right handed, and wear my watch on my right wrist. This is because my dad is lefthanded and I just coppied him as a kid. I do other things like a leftie as well. I know they’re stereotypes for a reason though.[/quote]

    It’s not a stereotype — there’s a practical basis for it: Most people learn to wear a watch on the non-dominant hand because they find it easier to use their dominant hand to fiddle with the strap and buckle.

  • Ian K | February 4, 2008 at 1:05 pm |

    Belichick’s smock appeared bright red on TV but the photo in today’s entry doesn’t look as bright. At least Bob Kraft didn’t break tradition by changing colors. Seriously, does this guy wearing anything besides the blue shirt/white collar with a pink tie? Mix it up a little, Bob!

  • James Craven | February 4, 2008 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”218001″]“Be the first on your block to own this wonderful work of art. Who will be the first to own it?”[/quote]

    *Chris Matthews “HAH!“* Publication will be cancelled or the title will be changed.

  • Matt D. | February 4, 2008 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”218031″]During the last few minutes before the game, Fox was doing a pregame spot with the deep voice and projected highlights. Next to the projector screen there was a Pats jersey and a Giants jersey hanging. It looked like it was the Giants old white jersey and not the one with the red stripes on the sleeves. Did anyone else catch this or have a screen grab?[/quote]
    Yes, I did notice that it’s the old jersey. That’s entirely inexcusable by Fox. They’ve worn the new jersey for three years now.

  • Matt D. | February 4, 2008 at 1:13 pm |

    I can’t understand the hating on this Super Bowl. Yes, it was low-scoring. Don’t people appreciate defense? Do they want some of the Super Bowls from the 80’s-mid 90’s when it’s over by halftime?

  • Kool Mar-T | February 4, 2008 at 1:16 pm |

    Did anybody comment on how much Olli Jokinen looked like the Florida Panther’s logo in Saturday’s Open Thread?

  • Mike | February 4, 2008 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”218212″]Belichick’s smock appeared bright red on TV but the photo in today’s entry doesn’t look as bright. At least Bob Kraft didn’t break tradition by changing colors. Seriously, does this guy wearing anything besides the blue shirt/white collar with a pink tie? Mix it up a little, Bob![/quote]

    Ah yeh, something different would be nice http://www.thekraftg...

    Personally, I HATE the blue shirt, white collar look.

  • JB MAN | February 4, 2008 at 1:31 pm |

    Which way is this dancer spinning? My guess is that most uni watchers will think it is clockwise, others may see her going counter-clockwise.

    Clockwise is right-brain thinkers. Counter is left-brain thinkers.

  • Kris McInnis | February 4, 2008 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”218217″][quote comment=”218001″]“Be the first on your block to own this wonderful work of art. Who will be the first to own it?”[/quote]

    *Chris Matthews “HAH!“* Publication will be cancelled or the title will be changed.[/quote]

    Ironically, when I scrolled down to the bottom of the screen, there was an ad for the Lost Season 1 DVD set.

  • GoTerriers | February 4, 2008 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”218268″]Which way is this dancer spinning? My guess is that most uni watchers will think it is clockwise, others may see her going counter-clockwise.

    Clockwise is right-brain thinkers. Counter is left-brain thinkers.[/quote]

    If I see it switch every 30 seconds or so does it mean I’m having a stroke??

  • LI Phil | February 4, 2008 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote]Personally, I HATE the blue shirt, white collar look[/quote]

    didn’t that look end in 1987

    /greed, for lack of a better word, is not good

  • Mike | February 4, 2008 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”218282″][quote]Personally, I HATE the blue shirt, white collar look[/quote]

    didn’t that look end in 1987

    /greed, for lack of a better word, is not good[/quote]
    HA!

    I always equate that look with CEO’s and rich white haired old men…and the 80’s. Maybe it is just the uniform for those types of guys.

  • LI Phil | February 4, 2008 at 1:49 pm |
  • Kevin | February 4, 2008 at 1:59 pm |

    Great site I ran across today featuring different helmets from various leagues:

    http://www.mghelmets....

  • JB MAN | February 4, 2008 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”218280″][quote comment=”218268″]Which way is this dancer spinning? My guess is that most uni watchers will think it is clockwise, others may see her going counter-clockwise.

    Clockwise is right-brain thinkers. Counter is left-brain thinkers.[/quote]

    If I see it switch every 30 seconds or so does it mean I’m having a stroke??[/quote]

    Its all in your head. The mind can reverse it as much as possible. It’s all about concentration.

  • Mike | February 4, 2008 at 2:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”218327″]Great site I ran across today featuring different helmets from various leagues:

    http://www.mghelmets...

    Well, there goes the rest of my afternoon.

  • MPowers1634 | February 4, 2008 at 2:04 pm |

    Hopefully, y’all will remember the pics of the Giants fan at the Wild Card game in Tampa wearing the Norwood jersey and the Giants lisence plates around his neck. I found two stories concerning him and Super Bowl XXXV and XLII online today.
    Ruback attended the same high school as me but graduated 8 years prior to me. When I entered the high school, he was hired to teach, and coach JV Football and Baseball. It turns out that of the 15 years that I ended up playing organized football, the year that I played directly for him was by far, my favorite.
    He crafted a tremendous playbook but wasn’t above watching Sportscenter the morning of a game and teaching us our parts in the parking lot or on the bus.
    And obviously, he is a PR genius. He brought our low-income, largely immigrant community to our games in droves!

    Coincidentally, he is also a Uni-nerd. Hopefully, with some guidance, he might someday “get it”.

  • derek | February 4, 2008 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”218328″][quote comment=”218280″][quote comment=”218268″]Which way is this dancer spinning? My guess is that most uni watchers will think it is clockwise, others may see her going counter-clockwise.

    Clockwise is right-brain thinkers. Counter is left-brain thinkers.[/quote]

    If I see it switch every 30 seconds or so does it mean I’m having a stroke??[/quote]

    Its all in your head. The mind can reverse it as much as possible. It’s all about concentration.[/quote]

    It is clearly spinning counter clockwise

  • MPowers1634 | February 4, 2008 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”218300″]oops[/quote]

    In the cover pic, doesn’t it look like Brady is wearing dark Navy colored pants or even workout shorts? Check the contrast between the pants and his towel.

  • MPowers1634 | February 4, 2008 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”218282″][quote]Personally, I HATE the blue shirt, white collar look[/quote]

    didn’t that look end in 1987

    /greed, for lack of a better word, is not good[/quote]

    Vulcan, as soon as I read the post, that is who I thought of!

  • Anthony M | February 4, 2008 at 2:24 pm |

    I thought of Lumbergh.

  • Johnny O | February 4, 2008 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”218340″][quote comment=”218327″]Great site I ran across today featuring different helmets from various leagues:

    http://www.mghelmets...

    Well, there goes the rest of my afternoon.[/quote]

    Are you kidding me? That site is unbelievable!! The most comprehensive football logo/helmet site I have ever seen. This guy even has thousands of High School football helmets, and updates new logos when they are changed. If the creator of that site is not a uni-watch fan, he really should be. Perhaps we should invite him to join the party?

  • DenverGregg | February 4, 2008 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”218268″]Which way is this dancer spinning? My guess is that most uni watchers will think it is clockwise, others may see her going counter-clockwise.

    Clockwise is right-brain thinkers. Counter is left-brain thinkers.[/quote]
    Very cool. Now those of us who can see both sides must be negotiators, eh?

  • Joe Drennan | February 4, 2008 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”218379″][quote comment=”218268″]Which way is this dancer spinning? My guess is that most uni watchers will think it is clockwise, others may see her going counter-clockwise.

    Clockwise is right-brain thinkers. Counter is left-brain thinkers.[/quote]
    Very cool. Now those of us who can see both sides must be negotiators, eh?[/quote]

    [sarcaism] I suppose those of you that claim to see the dance spinning clockwise also claim to see a picture in those darn jumbles of nothing that were real big in the 90s and even mocked on Mall Rats. Well from those of us “simple minds” that can’t see them – screw you. [sarcasim]

  • Robb | February 4, 2008 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”218346″][quote comment=”218300″]oops[/quote]

    In the cover pic, doesn’t it look like Brady is wearing dark Navy colored pants or even workout shorts? Check the contrast between the pants and his towel.[/quote]

    Thats what I thought, but it looks like it just might be a hand warmer, but he’s also wearing a towel, so I’m not completely sure.

  • Johnny O | February 4, 2008 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”218295″][quote comment=”218282″][quote]Personally, I HATE the blue shirt, white collar look[/quote]

    didn’t that look end in 1987

    /greed, for lack of a better word, is not good[/quote]
    HA!

    I always equate that look with CEO’s and rich white haired old men…and the 80’s. Maybe it is just the uniform for those types of guys.[/quote]

    Ummmm, yeeeeah

  • Jeff P | February 4, 2008 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”218128″][quote comment=”218120″][quote comment=”218113″]It’s one thing for shoulder stripes to not go all the way around, but on hockey pants?[/quote]

    all part of easton’s grand plan to make them 9% faster than rbk[/quote]
    The stripes don’t go all the way around because there is actualy a flap there where players can unzip the breezer pant leg. As a player I never understood this as the rules state they’re supposed to be zippered up at all times, so it’s not like you can (are supposed to) leave them open for some more air circulation on your balls.

    I did play with one guy who it made sense for though as he’d get all his equipment on, skates too before putting his breezers on. Because skates are a bit clunky to get through a breezer leg, being able to open them up kept him from shreding his breezers with his skate blade.

    If you look close enough at goalie breezers the stripes doen’t go all the way around, but that’s because a different material is used on the inner leg and I’ve been told that the stitching for the stripes doesn’t last long so instead of having a crappy looking stripe that’ sshreding and falling off, they leave it off that patch.[/quote]

    some brands have the zippers, some don’t. It looks like those don’t. Instead they have a stretch fabric there that would make putting the stripes on it impossible without ruining the stretch. I suppose they could sublimate the pattern on, but that would be a lot of trouble and probably wouldn’t match too well.

    BTW, putting skates and shin guards on before the pants makes it easier to attach the sock to your jock with the velcro tab, and makes it easier to bend over to tie your skate. That’s the way to go…

  • Anthony Verna | February 4, 2008 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”218167″][quote comment=”218148″][quote comment=”218144″][quote comment=”217929″]Do you really need to have a card telling Eli Manning how to say “I am going to Disneyland”?

    Look at right side of photo

    http://sportsillustr...

    Disney actually has an advertising deal with the NFL, someone from the winning team has to say that line on camera at the end of the game.[/quote]

    I believe the point is can’t he memorize four words?[/quote]

    He just won the super bowl…thats kind of a big deal. I doubt the first thing that came to his mind is, “Oh yeah, I gotta do that TV Spot for Disney”[/quote]

    Exactly. Besides, that’s how television works. You film the ad, and the card (or teleprompter) is there. Simple or difficult, that’s not changing.

  • Duckstyle | February 4, 2008 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”218328″][quote comment=”218280″][quote comment=”218268″]Which way is this dancer spinning? My guess is that most uni watchers will think it is clockwise, others may see her going counter-clockwise.

    Clockwise is right-brain thinkers. Counter is left-brain thinkers.[/quote]

    If I see it switch every 30 seconds or so does it mean I’m having a stroke??[/quote]

    Its all in your head. The mind can reverse it as much as possible. It’s all about concentration.[/quote]

    I definitly can’t reverse it, it’s 100% clockwise for me. And I tried hard to make her hang a Louie, just wasn’t meant to be.

  • Duckstyle | February 4, 2008 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”218375″][quote comment=”218340″][quote comment=”218327″]Great site I ran across today featuring different helmets from various leagues:

    http://www.mghelmets...

    Well, there goes the rest of my afternoon.[/quote]

    Are you kidding me? That site is unbelievable!! The most comprehensive football logo/helmet site I have ever seen. This guy even has thousands of High School football helmets, and updates new logos when they are changed. If the creator of that site is not a uni-watch fan, he really should be. Perhaps we should invite him to join the party?[/quote]

    He even has the Rockford East E-Rabs on the Illinois page, about a 2 minute drive from my house. Notable because E-Rabs is an acronym for “East: Red and Black School”. I dare you to find a dumber nickname than that.

  • Johnny O | February 4, 2008 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”218419″][quote comment=”218375″][quote comment=”218340″][quote comment=”218327″]Great site I ran across today featuring different helmets from various leagues:

    http://www.mghelmets...

    Well, there goes the rest of my afternoon.[/quote]

    Are you kidding me? That site is unbelievable!! The most comprehensive football logo/helmet site I have ever seen. This guy even has thousands of High School football helmets, and updates new logos when they are changed. If the creator of that site is not a uni-watch fan, he really should be. Perhaps we should invite him to join the party?[/quote]

    He even has the Rockford East E-Rabs on the Illinois page, about a 2 minute drive from my house. Notable because E-Rabs is an acronym for “East: Red and Black School”. I dare you to find a dumber nickname than that.[/quote]

    You live Rockford? I live in Janesville, WI. Just a hop/skip/jump away. Ever play golf at Glen Erin Golf Club??

    I got some dumb Wisconsin nicknames for ya. Rhinelander is the Hodags. A mythical creature found only in Rhinelander. Eau Claire is the Old Abes (their mascot is a bird or something). Kaukauna have the Galloping Ghosts. (Their mascot is literally a guy on a horse in a white sheet…yes, just like the KKK. How it has never been protested and changed is beyond me)

  • Michael | February 4, 2008 at 3:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”217901″]Another non Super Bowl related one here. Sorry!

    England’s football team launched their new kit today. So far so unimpressed…[/quote]

    Wow, also not that impressed. What’s with the blue stripes? Reminds me too much of the Czechs

    here.

  • Johnny O | February 4, 2008 at 3:20 pm |

    Since 1903, if you include professional football, baseball, hockey and basketball New York teams have won 52 “World Championships”. Obviously close to one every other year. And this is not including College championships.

    (Football = 4, Baseball = 38, NBA = 2, NHL = 8)

    Is this the most championships for one state? If it is, isn’t time for the Empire State to share the wealth?

    *This list was put together quickly, so possibly allow for a little error in the numbers.

  • Michael | February 4, 2008 at 3:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”217970″]After Moss’s TD catch late in the game, FOX showed Moss on the sidelines without his helmet on and the skullcap he was wearing had a little logo on the front. In the brief glance I had, I could swear it was a Raiders’ logo. I don’t have any screen grabs to confirm this, though. Can anyone confirm this, or was it some other logo he was wearing?[/quote]

    Randy Moss was wearing an NFL Equipment Skull Cap.

  • El Santo | February 4, 2008 at 3:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”218230″]I can’t understand the hating on this Super Bowl. Yes, it was low-scoring. Don’t people appreciate defense? Do they want some of the Super Bowls from the 80’s-mid 90’s when it’s over by halftime?[/quote]

    I don’t think there’s hating here. Only a couple of people didn’t like it, as is their right. In my personal experience, I was watching with nine other people — none of us Giants or Patriots fans, but rooting for the underdogs anyway — and we all thought it was an excellent game. I even remember turning to my girlfriend and saying, “This is the best Superbowl I have ever seen,” and her nodding in agreement.

    That said, we did go to K-Mart afterward, and a guy approached us asking who won the Superbowl. Turns out he fell asleep halfway through. So, you know … different strokes.

  • Kim | February 4, 2008 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”218328″][quote comment=”218280″][quote comment=”218268″]Which way is this dancer spinning? My guess is that most uni watchers will think it is clockwise, others may see her going counter-clockwise.

    Clockwise is right-brain thinkers. Counter is left-brain thinkers.[/quote]

    If I see it switch every 30 seconds or so does it mean I’m having a stroke??[/quote]

    Its all in your head. The mind can reverse it as much as possible. It’s all about concentration.[/quote]

    Thanks, Yoda.

  • Michael | February 4, 2008 at 3:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”218031″]During the last few minutes before the game, Fox was doing a pregame spot with the deep voice and projected highlights. Next to the projector screen there was a Pats jersey and a Giants jersey hanging. It looked like it was the Giants old white jersey and not the one with the red stripes on the sleeves. Did anyone else catch this or have a screen grab?[/quote]

    I got a screen grab off my computer, but I don’t know how to link it from my computer. They did have an old NY jersey with the blue trim and blue team name under the collar.

  • LI Phil | February 4, 2008 at 3:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”218487″][quote comment=”218031″]During the last few minutes before the game, Fox was doing a pregame spot with the deep voice and projected highlights. Next to the projector screen there was a Pats jersey and a Giants jersey hanging. It looked like it was the Giants old white jersey and not the one with the red stripes on the sleeves. Did anyone else catch this or have a screen grab?[/quote]

    I got a screen grab off my computer, but I don’t know how to link it from my computer. They did have an old NY jersey with the blue trim and blue team name under the collar.[/quote]

    just right click “save picture as” then upload that to flickr or photobucket

    then just use the “link” feature or even just paste the url

  • KT | February 4, 2008 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”217901″]Another non Super Bowl related one here. Sorry!

    England’s football team launched their new kit today. So far so unimpressed…[/quote]

    Better than the US (which will debut Wednesday vs. Mexico).

    I liked the red shirt England had during WC ’06, with the cross on one shoulder. That was nice.

  • KT | February 4, 2008 at 4:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”217958″]According to the umpire roster on mlb.com, numbers 15 & 40 were not in use in 2007, as well as #42 (assumably for Jackie Robinson).[/quote]

    The leagues-wide retirement of a player’s number extended to the umpires as well?

    I applaud recognition of Jackie Robinson the man, Jackie Robinson the player and the cause. But some of the things that have been done in his name in MLB over the last several years have made me think that, if you could ask him, Jackie himself would wonder WTF you were doing it for.

  • Dave Zalatoris | February 4, 2008 at 4:03 pm |

    The baseball picture site you mentioned last week and the Ebay store
    is fantastic! I bought a picture on Friday and I have it today. Thanks Paul for the heads up!

  • Shaftman | February 4, 2008 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”218450″]Since 1903, if you include professional football, baseball, hockey and basketball New York teams have won 52 “World Championships”. Obviously close to one every other year. And this is not including College championships.

    (Football = 4, Baseball = 38, NBA = 2, NHL = 8)

    Is this the most championships for one state? If it is, isn’t time for the Empire State to share the wealth?

    *This list was put together quickly, so possibly allow for a little error in the numbers.[/quote]

    I’m not going to do the math, but when states like California didn’t even get baseball till the late 50’s, there’s a reason they don’t have as many championships as New York.

    The analogy I’m going for is akin to when “experts” say that 60% of all traffic accidents happen within 20 miles of your home. Well, I would imagine that 60% of your driving occurs within 20 miles of your home as well.

    So what I would do (if you’re serious about finding the most championships per state) is break it down (like you started to) and try to find the avg championships per year (per state) and rank them that way.

  • habswin | February 4, 2008 at 4:15 pm |

    Re: the disneyland card.

    Clearly anyone could remember 4 words if that job is their sole purpose for waking up that day.

    The reason for the card is to hold it in the player’s face as he is celebrating his biggest achievement ever, hoping he will read it and it will remind him to say the line for the commercial. They probably were briefed on this possibility earlier in the week and could easily forget all about it given the events of the past few hours.

    If they dont get someone to remember to say it, they lose the post-game celebration moment that is essential to what the commercial is trying to convey.

  • Graf Zeppelin | February 4, 2008 at 4:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”218450″]Since 1903, if you include professional football, baseball, hockey and basketball New York teams have won 52 “World Championships”. Obviously close to one every other year. And this is not including College championships.

    (Football = 4, Baseball = 38, NBA = 2, NHL = 8)

    Is this the most championships for one state? If it is, isn’t time for the Empire State to share the wealth?

    *This list was put together quickly, so possibly allow for a little error in the numbers.[/quote]

    This is actually about the longest NY has gone without a title since the ’60s. The last one was the 2000 Yankees (7 years), unless you count the Devils, in which case it’s 4 years (2002-03).

    Let’s see…

    2007 Giants
    2002-03 Devils
    2000 Yankees
    1999-2000 Devils
    1999 Yankees
    1998 Yankees
    1996 Yankees
    1995 Devils
    1993-94 Rangers
    1990 Giants
    1986 Giants
    1986 Mets
    1982-83 Islanders
    1981-82 Islanders
    1980-81 Islanders
    1979-80 Islanders
    1978 Yankees
    1977 Yankees
    1973 Knicks
    1970 Knicks
    1969 Mets
    1968 Jets
    1962 Yankees

    1961 Yankees
    1958 Yankees
    1956 Giants (NFL)
    1956 Yankees
    1955 Dodgers
    1954 Giants (MLB)
    1953 Yankees
    1952 Yankees
    1951 Yankees
    1950 Yankees
    1949 Yankees
    1947 Yankees
    1943 Yankees
    1941 Yankees
    1939-40 Rangers
    1939 Yankees
    1938 Giants (NFL)
    1938 Yankees
    1937 Yankees
    1936 Yankees
    1934 Giants (NFL)
    1932 Yankees
    1928 Yankees
    1927 Giants (NFL)
    1927 Yankees
    1923 Yankees
    1922 Giants (MLB)
    1921 Giants (MLB)

    Look at that. The NY area has gone more than 4 years without a championship in one sport or another only once since 1920. Twice if you don’t count the Devils’ Stanley Cup in ’03. If you don’t count the Devils, the 7 years between the Yankees’ WS in 2000 and the Giants’ win last night is the longest drought New York has endured since Woodrow Wilson was president. Wow.

  • KT | February 4, 2008 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”217978″]I was as irritated in the past week as I was before the Rose Bowl in 2006 when ESPN ran special after special asking where USC’s team that year ranked in history. Don’t they realize that kind of story is just going to tick off the opposition and lead to a big upset?[/quote]

    Like I always say, you get a lot more accomplished by being ticked off and having Vince Young as your quarterback than you do by just being ticked off.

    So the times when there hasn’t been an upset, the other team just didn’t get ticked off enough?

    That’s why I found the slogan for this year’s Super Bowl to be so ridiculous: “Who Wants It More?” I guess the Patriots didn’t want it. Yeah, that must be it. The Giants just wanted it more. Like if the Dallas Cowboys beat Yeshiva University, the guys at Yeshiva just didn’t want it enough? That’s why?

    Football is a simple game that too many people like to try to complicate unnecessarily. You block better, you tackle better, you control the line of scrimmage, you don’t turn the ball over and you protect your quarterback and hit theirs, you have a better chance of winning. Lombardi knew how simple it was. “Bulletin board material” and “Who Wants it More?” and “guts, class, determination,” all that stuff is nice and all. But that ain’t why you win football games.

  • Jamikel | February 4, 2008 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”218409″]
    I definitly can’t reverse it, it’s 100% clockwise for me. And I tried hard to make her hang a Louie, just wasn’t meant to be.[/quote]

    I wasn’t able to see it clockwise at first, but I found that clicking on the dancer to stop her spinning helped.

  • Graf Zeppelin | February 4, 2008 at 4:20 pm |

    Sorry; forgot the 1932-33 Rangers and 1927-28 Rangers.

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | February 4, 2008 at 4:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”218534″]Sorry; forgot the 1932-33 Rangers and 1927-28 Rangers.[/quote]

    Just to create a little conversation … since the Giants and Devils play in New Jersey shouldn’t that count for Jersey and not New York? If so, then New York has won 6 in the last twenty years, not 13.

  • Jen | February 4, 2008 at 4:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”217891″]Not Super Bowl related:

    In the Rangers-Devils game on Friday night, one of the refs was wearing black pants with a white (or grey) stripe down the side. Couldn’t find any photos or any mention of it in the coverage of the game, but I assume it was a case of lost luggage.[/quote]

    Here’s a picture.

    I can’t believe I didn’t notice that. He’s #20, by the way.

  • KT | February 4, 2008 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”218035″]BRADY IS A QUICK-CHANGE ARTIST?

    Did anyone else notice that Tom changed his jersey at half-time? He had several grass stains on it before the half (from seeing more turf than a landscaper at a golf course). Amazingly, when he returned to the field for the second half of the contest the jersey looked like it just came out of its RBK polybag. Hmmm . . . .

    Is this guy a media darling or what? Doesn’t want to look like he took the hits for the photos/NFL film coverage?
    [/quote]

    I’m going to guess he wanted to keep one of the jerseys if they won, and I’m guessing the Hall of Fame would have wanted one had they won as well. Makes sense to have more than one.

    Didn’t Pete Roze take to changing various parts of his clothes multiple times during a game when he was chasing the hit record? For purely historic and archival purposes, I’m sure.

  • KT | February 4, 2008 at 4:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”218040″]During a Giants kick off to Patriots they showed a close up on the ball. In the top right corner, just above the laces, i noticed the initials MK. Does anyone recall seeing this?? If so anyone know the story behind it?[/quote]

    I think it was MC, not MK. Mike Carey. The referee initials the balls before the game (maybe just the kicking balls, but I think they put “K” on those as well) to show that he has inspected them and that they’re kosher and so no one tries to sneak in an unapproved ball that’s better for passing or kicking or whatever.

  • tBone | February 4, 2008 at 4:37 pm |

    Apologies if this has already been mentioned (and probably beat to death). The team in white jerseys has now won three straight Super Bowls. Does anyone know the overall records of the white/dark teams?

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 4, 2008 at 4:44 pm |

    Check it out, fo’ shizzle!

  • Duckstyle | February 4, 2008 at 4:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”218440″][quote comment=”218419″][quote comment=”218375″][quote comment=”218340″][quote comment=”218327″]Great site I ran across today featuring different helmets from various leagues:

    http://www.mghelmets...

    Well, there goes the rest of my afternoon.[/quote]

    Are you kidding me? That site is unbelievable!! The most comprehensive football logo/helmet site I have ever seen. This guy even has thousands of High School football helmets, and updates new logos when they are changed. If the creator of that site is not a uni-watch fan, he really should be. Perhaps we should invite him to join the party?[/quote]

    He even has the Rockford East E-Rabs on the Illinois page, about a 2 minute drive from my house. Notable because E-Rabs is an acronym for “East: Red and Black School”. I dare you to find a dumber nickname than that.[/quote]

    You live Rockford? I live in Janesville, WI. Just a hop/skip/jump away. Ever play golf at Glen Erin Golf Club??

    I got some dumb Wisconsin nicknames for ya. Rhinelander is the Hodags. A mythical creature found only in Rhinelander. Eau Claire is the Old Abes (their mascot is a bird or something). Kaukauna have the Galloping Ghosts. (Their mascot is literally a guy on a horse in a white sheet…yes, just like the KKK. How it has never been protested and changed is beyond me)[/quote]

    Nice to see someone from the general area is on here as well. I’ve got family in Madison so I pass thru Janesville at least a few times a year. Never played that course, I usually stick to the local city courses in Rockford. Occassionally Aldeen or Ledges(Rockton) if I’m feelin saucey.

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 4, 2008 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”218582″]Check it out, fo’ shizzle![/quote]
    Let’s try that again

  • KT | February 4, 2008 at 4:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”218573″]Apologies if this has already been mentioned (and probably beat to death). The team in white jerseys has now won three straight Super Bowls. Does anyone know the overall records of the white/dark teams?[/quote]

    I think it’s 25 wins for white, 17 for darks.

    Somebody check my math:
    I…….Green Bay Packers…..Green
    II……Green Bay Packers…..White
    III…..New York Jets………White
    IV……Kansas City Chiefs….Red
    V…….Baltimore Colts…….White
    VI……Dallas Cowboys……..White
    VII…..Miami Dolphins……..White
    VIII….Miami Dolphins……..Auqua
    IX……Pittsburgh Steelers…White
    X…….Pittsburgh Steelers…Black
    XI……Oakland Raiders…….White
    XII…..Dallas Cowboys……..White
    XIII….Pittsburgh Steelers…Black
    XIV…..Pittsburgh Steelers…Black
    XV……Oakland Raiders…….White
    XVI…..San Francisco 49ers…White
    XVII….Washington Redskins…White
    XVIII…Los Angeles Raiders…Black
    XIX…..San Francisco 49ers…Scarlet
    XX……Chicago Bears………White
    XXI…..New York Giants…….Blue
    XXII….Washington Redskins…White
    XXIII…San Francisco 49ers…Scarlet
    XXIV….San Francisco 49ers…White
    XXV…..New York Giants…….Blue
    XXVI….Washington Redskins…White
    XXVII…Dallas Cowboys……..White
    XXVIII..Dallas Cowboys……..White
    XXIX….San Francisco 49ers…Scarlet
    XXX…..Dallas Cowboys……..White
    XXXI….Green Bay Packers…..Green
    XXXII…Denver Broncos……..Blue
    XXXIII..Denver Broncos……..White
    XXXIV…St. Louis Rams……..White
    XXXV….Baltimore Ravens……White
    XXXVI…New England Patriots..Blue
    XXXVII..Tampa Bay Buccaneers..Red
    XXXVIII.New England Patriots..Blue
    XXXIX…New England Patriots..White
    XL……Pittsburgh Steelers…White
    XLI…..Indianapolis Colts….White
    XLII….New York Giants…….White

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 4, 2008 at 4:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”218586″][quote comment=”218582″]Check it out, fo’ shizzle![/quote]
    Let’s try that again[/quote]

    Ah, screw it…..go here, select your dialect, type in the Uni-watch URL, click the “dialectize” button, and enjoy

  • Miguel | February 4, 2008 at 4:56 pm |

    The Super Bowl XLIII logo is sponsored by adidas.

  • James | February 4, 2008 at 5:00 pm |

    the ABA-ish uniform is from Will Ferrell’s new movie, Semi-Pro
    http://www.semipromo...
    about a mediocre ABA team trying to join the upcoming merger with the NBA

  • Johnny O | February 4, 2008 at 5:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”218585″][quote comment=”218440″][quote comment=”218419″][quote comment=”218375″][quote comment=”218340″][quote comment=”218327″]Great site I ran across today featuring different helmets from various leagues:

    http://www.mghelmets...

    Well, there goes the rest of my afternoon.[/quote]

    Are you kidding me? That site is unbelievable!! The most comprehensive football logo/helmet site I have ever seen. This guy even has thousands of High School football helmets, and updates new logos when they are changed. If the creator of that site is not a uni-watch fan, he really should be. Perhaps we should invite him to join the party?[/quote]

    He even has the Rockford East E-Rabs on the Illinois page, about a 2 minute drive from my house. Notable because E-Rabs is an acronym for “East: Red and Black School”. I dare you to find a dumber nickname than that.[/quote]

    You live Rockford? I live in Janesville, WI. Just a hop/skip/jump away. Ever play golf at Glen Erin Golf Club??

    I got some dumb Wisconsin nicknames for ya. Rhinelander is the Hodags. A mythical creature found only in Rhinelander. Eau Claire is the Old Abes (their mascot is a bird or something). Kaukauna have the Galloping Ghosts. (Their mascot is literally a guy on a horse in a white sheet…yes, just like the KKK. How it has never been protested and changed is beyond me)[/quote]

    Nice to see someone from the general area is on here as well. I’ve got family in Madison so I pass thru Janesville at least a few times a year. Never played that course, I usually stick to the local city courses in Rockford. Occassionally Aldeen or Ledges(Rockton) if I’m feelin saucey.[/quote]

    I love Aldeen! I played there twice last year and would love to play it more this upcoming season. I am the Assistant Golf Pro at Glen Erin so if you ever want to come on up and hit the links, let me know and I will give you the “Uni-Watch discount”.

    P.S. If that is indeed the real Super Bowl logo for next year (no reason not to believe it is real , but you never know)… I am very disappointed.

  • Beantown | February 4, 2008 at 5:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”218406″][quote comment=”218128″][quote comment=”218120″][quote comment=”218113″]It’s one thing for shoulder stripes to not go all the way around, but on hockey pants?[/quote]

    all part of easton’s grand plan to make them 9% faster than rbk[/quote]
    The stripes don’t go all the way around because there is actualy a flap there where players can unzip the breezer pant leg. As a player I never understood this as the rules state they’re supposed to be zippered up at all times, so it’s not like you can (are supposed to) leave them open for some more air circulation on your balls.

    I did play with one guy who it made sense for though as he’d get all his equipment on, skates too before putting his breezers on. Because skates are a bit clunky to get through a breezer leg, being able to open them up kept him from shreding his breezers with his skate blade.

    If you look close enough at goalie breezers the stripes doen’t go all the way around, but that’s because a different material is used on the inner leg and I’ve been told that the stitching for the stripes doesn’t last long so instead of having a crappy looking stripe that’ sshreding and falling off, they leave it off that patch.[/quote]

    some brands have the zippers, some don’t. It looks like those don’t. Instead they have a stretch fabric there that would make putting the stripes on it impossible without ruining the stretch. I suppose they could sublimate the pattern on, but that would be a lot of trouble and probably wouldn’t match too well.

    BTW, putting skates and shin guards on before the pants makes it easier to attach the sock to your jock with the velcro tab, and makes it easier to bend over to tie your skate. That’s the way to go…[/quote]

    I submit perhaps the biggest offender in the league, Paul Mara. I looks like crap, but there are certainly guys that do it. I alway left them half-zippered when I played in college, just to get a little air in there.

  • Al | February 4, 2008 at 5:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”218601″]the ABA-ish uniform is from Will Ferrell’s new movie, Semi-Pro
    http://www.semipromo...
    about a mediocre ABA team trying to join the upcoming merger with the NBA[/quote]

    Bud Light. Suck one.

  • BS | February 4, 2008 at 5:13 pm |

    Love to see the inability of marketers to check their product before releasing to the world.
    Hint: Look at the 18-1 team’s helmet
    PS: Great way to catch up if you were being a decent football fan and watching the game and using commercial breaks to pee, not vice versa.

  • KT | February 4, 2008 at 5:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”218597″]The Super Bowl XLIII logo is sponsored by adidas.[/quote]

    You know what’s funny?

    That is, I believe, the version I scanned in and trimmed off a photograph on Friday. I couldn’t get it as clean as it would be if it was the actual logo file. I had to remove the photograph background of Raymond James Stadium from it.

    Wikipedia bastages.

  • LI Phil | February 4, 2008 at 5:27 pm |

    some pics of the nats new park

    how many days till pitchers & trainers report?

  • Duckstyle | February 4, 2008 at 5:29 pm |

    I love Aldeen! I played there twice last year and would love to play it more this upcoming season. I am the Assistant Golf Pro at Glen Erin so if you ever want to come on up and hit the links, let me know and I will give you the “Uni-Watch discount”.

    I’ll keep it in mind man, thanks.

  • Juan Grande | February 4, 2008 at 5:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”218327″]Great site I ran across today featuring different helmets from various leagues:

    http://www.mghelmets...

    I don’t know about you guys but the MLB football helmets look pretty sweet!!!

  • ryan | February 4, 2008 at 5:36 pm |

    does anyone else think that players look ridiculous with the championship tshirts over thier pads i mean why cover up that great uniform that they have te hats ok but they looked like the stay puft marshmallow man in those things

  • LI Phil | February 4, 2008 at 5:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”218622″]I am the Assistant Golf Pro at Glen Erin so if you ever want to come on up and hit the links, let me know and I will give you the “Uni-Watch discount”[/quote]

    thanks!

  • KT | February 4, 2008 at 5:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”218615″][quote comment=”218601″]the ABA-ish uniform is from Will Ferrell’s new movie, Semi-Pro
    http://www.semipromo...
    about a mediocre ABA team trying to join the upcoming merger with the NBA[/quote]

    Bud Light. Suck one.[/quote]

    Hilarious.

    Looks like they’re really trying to get the uniforms right in that film. That looks like the Spirits of St. Louis back there (and the ABA referee uniform is a nice touch). The trailer shows the Spurs uniform set from back in the day and another team I don’t recognize (Virginia Squires, maybe?).

  • Randy Williams | February 4, 2008 at 5:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”218620″]some pics of the nats new park

    how many days till pitchers & trainers report?[/quote]
    9 days 17 hours-ish. I’m a little excited.
    Congrats to Giant fan on becoming World Champions of the World

  • Jerico | February 4, 2008 at 6:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”218597″]The Super Bowl XLIII logo is sponsored by adidas.[/quote]

    Actually, for some reason, I feel like taking a train.

  • Nick M. | February 4, 2008 at 6:15 pm |

    I actually live right near Dick Allen’s hometown of Wampum, PA. I know they had a fantasitic basketball team in the 50’s and 60’s. Sadly, Wampum doesn’t have their own high school anymore.

  • james | February 4, 2008 at 6:35 pm |

    I don’t know if anyone has mentioned this but one the Super Bowl ad myspace page http://www.myspace.c..., the Pats helmet logo is facing the wrong way.

  • craig g | February 4, 2008 at 7:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”218268″]Which way is this dancer spinning? My guess is that most uni watchers will think it is clockwise, others may see her going counter-clockwise.

    Clockwise is right-brain thinkers. Counter is left-brain thinkers.[/quote]
    ok I have the answer it don’t matter what way she is spinning. But nobody noticed that she is naked. Does that make me a pervert or a winner?

  • Ben | February 4, 2008 at 7:17 pm |

    i thought Paul would like to see these socks from one of CT’s #1 girls basketball team members.
    The one on the left

    Thanks Kevin, for posting tha tlike to the helmet website.
    It might be because it’s my school, but I think our helmets are the best looking/ most original in the state
    Bottom left-hand corner Anyone else agree with me? They also have “1891” on the nose bumper. 1891 was the year the team first started playing.
    And in the spirit of the Superbowl, I’ll throw in that our football team plays in the very same park that the Giants played their firs game back in 1925!

  • Johnny O | February 4, 2008 at 7:26 pm |

    Bob Knight just resigned from Texas Tech.. not uni-related, but I thought I would share.

  • Johnny O | February 4, 2008 at 7:33 pm |

    Wow, I am sad to call myself a uni-watcher today. I just noticed that the Phoenix Suns logo has an actual phoenix in it. I always thought there were just flames behind the basketball. How embarrassing.

    Suns logo

  • DC | February 4, 2008 at 7:36 pm |

    In regard to Belichick’s red sweatshirt, did anyone else notice what looked like a strip of tape on the back of the sweatshirt (lower right side)? It almost looked like one of those size tape strips that get plastered to new shirts/pants by retailers that you sometimes forget to remove until someone gently reminds you. You know the tape that reads….

    XL
    XL
    XL
    XL
    XL
    XL
    XL
    I noticed this late in the game when they showed Belichick on the sideline with his back to the camera. Did anyone else see this? I found a photo that shows it here (look just below his arm to the right of the rolled up paper). And if that isn’t sizing tape, what is it?
    Congrats to Giants fans. I’m from Packers nation, but was cheering loudly for the men in white (love the road whites way better than the home blues)

  • Morris Levin | February 4, 2008 at 7:37 pm |

    This is Morris Levin at VictoryPennants.com.

    We have had requests for 1977 and 1978 Alabama National Champion Football pennants. I want to use the correct logo for Alabama in ’77 and ’78. What was their primary logo(s)?

    Please email me at mlevin@victorypennants.com with your thoughts and answers, and also… if you want to see that old logo on a pennant that we don’t have.

    Thanks everyone!

  • DC | February 4, 2008 at 7:45 pm |

    Sorry, screwed up the link to the photo that shows the tape on Belichick’s sweateshirt. the photo can be found here:
    http://www.boston.co...

  • lwiedy | February 4, 2008 at 8:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”217836″][quote comment=”217833″]Was this the first SB in which the teams had a SB logo sticker on their helmets?[/quote]

    First time that happened was two years ago — SBXL, Steelers vs. Seahawks.[/quote]

    Super Bowl logos on helmets go back to at least 1984 (Joe T. in SB XVIII:

    http://i256.photobuc...

  • Stevo | February 4, 2008 at 8:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”218654″][quote comment=”218597″]The Super Bowl XLIII logo is sponsored by adidas.[/quote]

    Actually, for some reason, I feel like taking a train.[/quote]

    That would be a good way to attend Super Bowl XLW.

  • Mark K | February 4, 2008 at 8:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”218392″][quote comment=”218346″][quote comment=”218300″]oops[/quote]

    In the cover pic, doesn’t it look like Brady is wearing dark Navy colored pants or even workout shorts? Check the contrast between the pants and his towel.[/quote]

    Thats what I thought, but it looks like it just might be a hand warmer, but he’s also wearing a towel, so I’m not completely sure.[/quote]

    It’s a muff!

    Also seen with towel on last week’s SI cover…

    http://i.timeinc.net...

  • Sammy | February 4, 2008 at 8:42 pm |

    I agree with everyone who said that this was not a very exciting football game. I’m all for a good defensive battle, but only if the offenses are performing well enough too. Both QBs seemed to struggle all night, at least until the last five minutes. This is the Super Bowl, not Lions-Cardinals in the preseason; both teams should be ready to play their hearts out, and execute well. Overall, not a great, exciting game, not even as good as the recent SB games.

  • Broker75 | February 4, 2008 at 9:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”218620″]some pics of the nats new park

    [/quote]
    how long till ocho cinco asks to be traded there?? I don’t blame him though, no opponent can take a team seriously wearing those garbage uniforms.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | February 4, 2008 at 9:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”218772″][quote comment=”218620″]some pics of the nats new park

    [/quote]
    how long till ocho cinco asks to be traded there?? I don’t blame him though, no opponent can take a team seriously wearing those garbage uniforms.[/quote]

    Agreed! Bengals seriously need a uniform makeover to compliment a great helmet design.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | February 4, 2008 at 9:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”218706″]Wow, I am sad to call myself a uni-watcher today. I just noticed that the Phoenix Suns logo has an actual phoenix in it. I always thought there were just flames behind the basketball. How embarrassing.

    Suns logo[/quote]

    Hahahaha! You are forgiven. I’m sad to say that others may not be as kind hearted as I am.

  • subway | February 4, 2008 at 10:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”218545″][quote comment=”218534″]Sorry; forgot the 1932-33 Rangers and 1927-28 Rangers.[/quote]

    Just to create a little conversation … since the Giants and Devils play in New Jersey shouldn’t that count for Jersey and not New York? If so, then New York has won 6 in the last twenty years, not 13.[/quote]
    I would. And as a Mets/Rangers fan I’ve only celebrated 1 championship. But I did like hearing Giant co-owner Steve Tisch say after the game “We play for the City of New York” and forget to mention the state of New Jersey!

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | February 4, 2008 at 10:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”218463″][quote comment=”218230″]I can’t understand the hating on this Super Bowl. Yes, it was low-scoring. Don’t people appreciate defense? Do they want some of the Super Bowls from the 80’s-mid 90’s when it’s over by halftime?[/quote]

    I don’t think there’s hating here. Only a couple of people didn’t like it, as is their right. In my personal experience, I was watching with nine other people — none of us Giants or Patriots fans, but rooting for the underdogs anyway — and we all thought it was an excellent game. I even remember turning to my girlfriend and saying, “This is the best Superbowl I have ever seen,” and her nodding in agreement.

    That said, we did go to K-Mart afterward, and a guy approached us asking who won the Superbowl. Turns out he fell asleep halfway through. So, you know … different strokes.[/quote]

    Super Bowl XLII was one of the GREATEST Super Bowls ever played. I was expecting a shoot out but what we got was even better. I have come across a few people that didn’t enjoy the game for the same reasons, low scoring. But those are the same people who couldn’t identify anybody outside of Tom Brady, Randy Moss, Eli Manning and Michael Strahan. So…you know whats up. A vast majority enjoyed the game though…don’t let that small percentage who didn’t enjoy it fool you.

  • LI Phil | February 4, 2008 at 10:10 pm |

    although i stated so much earlier, i still contend this was (SB XLII) one for the ages…it didn’t need to be a shootout for it to be a great game

    the scramble by eli (can’t believe the refs didn’t ruin it with an “in the grasp” call) and subsequent heave that tyree caught on his helmet…people are going to be talking about that and showing it on highlight reels for 50 years…truly one of the GREATEST plays in SB history…that it came on 3rd down, with 2 minutes (less i think) in a tight game against an UNDEFEATED team…im sorry…that was FUCKIN amazing

    everyone is entitled to his/her opinion on the game of course, but i’ll stand by mine…if you didn’t think this was one of the greatest games EVER, then you don’t know football

  • Paul Lukas | February 4, 2008 at 10:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”218785″]although i stated so much earlier, i still contend this was (SB XLII) one for the ages…it didn’t need to be a shootout for it to be a great game[/quote]

    What made it a great game, in my opinion, is that there were so many converted second- and third-down plays, very few three-and-outs. It wasn’t a game with no offense — it was just that the defenses bent without breaking. And the Giants’ pass rush was so relentless, which provided an added element of drama — all that pressure on the league’s best QB.

    But he wasn’t the best QB yesterday.

  • Jerico | February 4, 2008 at 10:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”218697″]Bob Knight just resigned from Texas Tech.. not uni-related, but I thought I would share.[/quote]
    Oh, yes, but it is-will son Pat follow his pop’s sartorial style behind the bench?

  • Jerico | February 4, 2008 at 10:24 pm |

    Behind the bench; should be ON the bench…duh, basketball, not hockey.

  • Jason | February 4, 2008 at 10:24 pm |

    Johan Santana has been added to the header over at mets.com. Nice photoshop there of him in Mets uni!

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | February 4, 2008 at 10:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”218785″]although i stated so much earlier, i still contend this was (SB XLII) one for the ages…it didn’t need to be a shootout for it to be a great game

    the scramble by eli (can’t believe the refs didn’t ruin it with an “in the grasp” call) and subsequent heave that tyree caught on his helmet…people are going to be talking about that and showing it on highlight reels for 50 years…truly one of the GREATEST plays in SB history…that it came on 3rd down, with 2 minutes (less i think) in a tight game against an UNDEFEATED team…im sorry…that was FUCKIN amazing

    everyone is entitled to his/her opinion on the game of course, but i’ll stand by mine…if you didn’t think this was one of the greatest games EVER, then you don’t know football[/quote]

    You said it! Dare we forget about the Belichick blunder? 4th & 13 within field goal range, he sits Gostkowski and decides goes for it?! Wow! Those 3 points sure would have been handy.

  • todd krevanchi | February 4, 2008 at 10:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”218789″]Bob Knight just resigned from Texas Tech.. not uni-related, but I thought I would share.[/quote]

    good riddance bobby. dont let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

  • LI Phil | February 4, 2008 at 10:36 pm |

    [quote]he wasn’t the best QB yesterday[/quote]

    eli-haters (raises hand) and accorsi-bashers have been FOREVER silenced

    giants fans (at least those over the age of 40) now FINALLY have THE DRIVE (time to share the honor mr. elway) to go along with THE FUMBLE (ernest byner? HA…that was joe pisarchik)

    the giants D-line set ’em up yesterday…but eli knocked em down

  • Evan | February 4, 2008 at 10:36 pm |

    Phil Hughes (pitcher of the Yankees) has announced he will be taking over #34 next season from Shaun Henn of the Yankees. Hughes was 65 last year.
    Read it here

    “3+4=7, my Mom’s favorite number, and 34 was the number of my favorite pitcher growing up, Nolan Ryan”

  • =bg= | February 4, 2008 at 10:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”218799″][quote comment=”218789″]Bob Knight just resigned from Texas Tech.. not uni-related, but I thought I would share.[/quote]

    good riddance bobby. dont let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.[/quote]

    it IS uni-related. no more MASSIVE adidas logos on EACH collar..and (even worse) a CARS PARTS STORE LOGO ON HIS SCHOOL SWEATER.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | February 4, 2008 at 10:47 pm |

    Has anybody noticed how weak Championship Gear has gotten in professional sports?

    Like the SBXLII locker room caps…

    and the Locker Room Tees…

    This alternate t-shirt looks a ton better.

    This applies to the rest of the leagues and their outfitters, C’mon guys step it up!

  • =bg= | February 4, 2008 at 10:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”218637″][quote comment=”218615″][quote comment=”218601″]the ABA-ish uniform is from Will Ferrell’s new movie, Semi-Pro
    http://www.semipromo...
    about a mediocre ABA team trying to join the upcoming merger with the NBA[/quote]

    Bud Light. Suck one.[/quote]

    Hilarious.

    Looks like they’re really trying to get the uniforms right in that film. That looks like the Spirits of St. Louis back there (and the ABA referee uniform is a nice touch). The trailer shows the Spurs uniform set from back in the day and another team I don’t recognize (Virginia Squires, maybe?).[/quote]

    The Flint Tropics remind me of “The Floridians.”
    After NASCAR and skating, is this the only schtick Farrell has?

  • =bg= | February 4, 2008 at 10:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”218268″]Which way is this dancer spinning? My guess is that most uni watchers will think it is clockwise, others may see her going counter-clockwise.

    Clockwise is right-brain thinkers. Counter is left-brain thinkers.[/quote]

    notice this on right-brain:
    RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
    uses feeling
    “big picture” oriented
    imagination rules
    symbols and images
    present and future
    philosophy & religion
    can “get it” (i.e. meaning)
    believes
    appreciates
    spatial perception
    knows object function
    fantasy based
    presents possibilities
    impetuous
    risk taking

    “Can GET IT ™.”

    I saw her as counter clockwise ,or:
    LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
    uses logic
    detail oriented
    facts rule
    words and language
    present and past
    math and science
    can comprehend
    knowing
    acknowledges
    order/pattern perception
    knows object name
    reality based
    forms strategies
    practical
    safe

  • =bg= | February 4, 2008 at 10:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”218785″]although i stated so much earlier, i still contend this was (SB XLII) one for the ages…it didn’t need to be a shootout for it to be a great game

    the scramble by eli (can’t believe the refs didn’t ruin it with an “in the grasp” call) and subsequent heave that tyree caught on his helmet…people are going to be talking about that and showing it on highlight reels for 50 years…truly one of the GREATEST plays in SB history…that it came on 3rd down, with 2 minutes (less i think) in a tight game against an UNDEFEATED team…im sorry…that was FUCKIN amazing

    everyone is entitled to his/her opinion on the game of course, but i’ll stand by mine…if you didn’t think this was one of the greatest games EVER, then you don’t know football[/quote]

    I was yelling @ the tube, “In the grasp!”
    They had 75% of him wrapped up, or did I not see that right?

  • Broker75 | February 4, 2008 at 10:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”218805″]Has anybody noticed how weak Championship Gear has gotten in professional sports?

    Like the SBXLII locker room caps…

    and the Locker Room Tees…

    This alternate t-shirt looks a ton better.

    This applies to the rest of the leagues and their outfitters, C’mon guys step it up![/quote]
    ever notice players and coaches often refer to the SuperBowl as the World Championship. Are they the “old school’s” of their positions?

  • LI Phil | February 4, 2008 at 11:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”218811″][quote comment=”218785″]although i stated so much earlier, i still contend this was (SB XLII) one for the ages…it didn’t need to be a shootout for it to be a great game

    the scramble by eli (can’t believe the refs didn’t ruin it with an “in the grasp” call) and subsequent heave that tyree caught on his helmet…people are going to be talking about that and showing it on highlight reels for 50 years…truly one of the GREATEST plays in SB history…that it came on 3rd down, with 2 minutes (less i think) in a tight game against an UNDEFEATED team…im sorry…that was FUCKIN amazing

    everyone is entitled to his/her opinion on the game of course, but i’ll stand by mine…if you didn’t think this was one of the greatest games EVER, then you don’t know football[/quote]

    I was yelling @ the tube, “In the grasp!”
    They had 75% of him wrapped up, or did I not see that right?[/quote]

    no…you saw it right…for once the ref’s let em play, but if they had called it, i wouldn’t have argued too vociferously…i’ve seen far less called

  • Patrick | February 4, 2008 at 11:08 pm |

    Surprised it hasn’t been mentioned here but I noticed the endzone for the Giants had the old GIANTS underlined wordmark and not the current NY logo. Meanwhile, the New England endzone had the script Patriots logo.

  • LI Phil | February 4, 2008 at 11:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”218822″]Surprised it hasn’t been mentioned here but I noticed the endzone for the Giants had the old GIANTS underlined wordmark and not the current NY logo. Meanwhile, the New England endzone had the script Patriots logo.[/quote]

    that’s STILL their official logo…only the helmet has the ‘ny’ in lieu of the italic giants

  • KT | February 4, 2008 at 11:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”218808″]The Flint Tropics remind me of “The Floridians.”[/quote]

    Probably what they’re based on.

    [quote]After NASCAR and skating, is this the only schtick Farrell has?[/quote]

    Hey, it works.

  • Robb | February 4, 2008 at 11:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”218822″]Surprised it hasn’t been mentioned here but I noticed the endzone for the Giants had the old GIANTS underlined wordmark and not the current NY logo. Meanwhile, the New England endzone had the script Patriots logo.[/quote]

    yeah, but the Patriots logo didnt have the flying elvis over the “P” like this: no elvis vs this: hello elvis
    The only reason I brought this up is because even the word mark on their jerseys has the elvis: pic

  • Eric B | February 5, 2008 at 12:02 am |

    [quote comment=”218706″]Wow, I am sad to call myself a uni-watcher today. I just noticed that the Phoenix Suns logo has an actual phoenix in it. I always thought there were just flames behind the basketball. How embarrassing.

    Suns logo[/quote]

    i never noticed it, either but i pay attention to basketball like i pay attention to cambodian minor league cricket.

  • Steve Prudente | February 5, 2008 at 12:02 am |

    OK, I’m about to post about something NASCAR-related, be gentle.

    I don’t know why I never noticed this until now, but on the main page of NASCAR.com on the right, they show the 3 logos of NASCAR’s top series…and each one has a different shape/orientation. It appears that the left 2 logos, the Sprint Cup and the Nationwide Series (don’t even get me started on the whole “branded league” thing) are essentially the same ellipse, just slanted in different directions, and the right logo (Craftsman Truck Series) is a standard oval. It’s really annoying.

    But this isn’t how it was last year…the 3 logos were at least somewhat consistent. The Sprint Cup, formerly the Nextel Cup, used this logo. And the Nationwide Series, formerly the Busch Series, used this logo. Both USED to be more consistent in shape and design to the past and present truck series logo. I figured when designing new logos, they would have at least known that continuity makes brand identification easier, and since that’s obviously what they’re all about, it seems kinda odd…and very annoying.

  • Johnny O | February 5, 2008 at 12:25 am |

    [quote comment=”218824″][quote comment=”218822″]Surprised it hasn’t been mentioned here but I noticed the endzone for the Giants had the old GIANTS underlined wordmark and not the current NY logo. Meanwhile, the New England endzone had the script Patriots logo.[/quote]

    that’s STILL their official logo…only the helmet has the ‘ny’ in lieu of the italic giants[/quote]

    Actually… they had both logos in the endzone.

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 12:51 am |

    [quote comment=”218631″][quote comment=”218622″]I am the Assistant Golf Pro at Glen Erin so if you ever want to come on up and hit the links, let me know and I will give you the “Uni-Watch discount”[/quote]

    thanks![/quote]

    oh…johnny forgot to ask ya…is the grub at cursing stone any good?

  • Mario | February 5, 2008 at 12:56 am |

    HEY ! Paul. Were NY fans we dont turn cars over and riot after wins. I think you got us confused with LA or Chicago.or yuck! Bastan

  • Johnny O | February 5, 2008 at 1:01 am |

    [quote comment=”218873″][quote comment=”218631″][quote comment=”218622″]I am the Assistant Golf Pro at Glen Erin so if you ever want to come on up and hit the links, let me know and I will give you the “Uni-Watch discount”[/quote]

    thanks![/quote]

    oh…johnny forgot to ask ya…is the grub at cursing stone any good?[/quote]

    We have a lot of traditional Irish foods along with some favorites like Irish Nachos (Guinness cheese sauce with sour cream, bacon, chives, and sprinkled with cheddar), Shepard’s Pie, Reuben sandwich, and the Highlander (shredded beef and pork). Chef Paula also makes a damn fine fish fry.

    In a few weeks I get to go back to work, and my first order of business is to re-do the website a bit. I have been there a year and a half and I’m not even on the damn site yet! Oh well, hopefully this snow melts soon so we can golf here in Wisconsin soon. But with another foot of snow predicted for the souther Wisconsin area in the next few days, we won’t be hitting the links for a while. But, I do have a lot of merchandising to do, which means I will have some great pics of our line up in the golf shop this year.

    /shameless plug – Glen Erin Golf Club – shameless plug/

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 1:06 am |

    [quote comment=”218885″][quote comment=”218873″][quote comment=”218631″][quote comment=”218622″]I am the Assistant Golf Pro at Glen Erin so if you ever want to come on up and hit the links, let me know and I will give you the “Uni-Watch discount”[/quote]

    thanks![/quote]

    oh…johnny forgot to ask ya…is the grub at cursing stone any good?[/quote]

    We have a lot of traditional Irish foods along with some favorites like Irish Nachos (Guinness cheese sauce with sour cream, bacon, chives, and sprinkled with cheddar), Shepard’s Pie, Reuben sandwich, and the Highlander (shredded beef and pork). Chef Paula also makes a damn fine fish fry.

    In a few weeks I get to go back to work, and my first order of business is to re-do the website a bit. I have been there a year and a half and I’m not even on the damn site yet! Oh well, hopefully this snow melts soon so we can golf here in Wisconsin soon. But with another foot of snow predicted for the souther Wisconsin area in the next few days, we won’t be hitting the links for a while. But, I do have a lot of merchandising to do, which means I will have some great pics of our line up in the golf shop this year.

    /shameless plug – Glen Erin Golf Club – shameless plug/[/quote]

    sure ya are…in the FAQ

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 1:14 am |
  • Johnny O | February 5, 2008 at 1:14 am |

    [quote comment=”218890″][quote comment=”218885″][quote comment=”218873″][quote comment=”218631″][quote comment=”218622″]I am the Assistant Golf Pro at Glen Erin so if you ever want to come on up and hit the links, let me know and I will give you the “Uni-Watch discount”[/quote]

    thanks![/quote]

    oh…johnny forgot to ask ya…is the grub at cursing stone any good?[/quote]

    We have a lot of traditional Irish foods along with some favorites like Irish Nachos (Guinness cheese sauce with sour cream, bacon, chives, and sprinkled with cheddar), Shepard’s Pie, Reuben sandwich, and the Highlander (shredded beef and pork). Chef Paula also makes a damn fine fish fry.

    In a few weeks I get to go back to work, and my first order of business is to re-do the website a bit. I have been there a year and a half and I’m not even on the damn site yet! Oh well, hopefully this snow melts soon so we can golf here in Wisconsin soon. But with another foot of snow predicted for the souther Wisconsin area in the next few days, we won’t be hitting the links for a while. But, I do have a lot of merchandising to do, which means I will have some great pics of our line up in the golf shop this year.

    /shameless plug – Glen Erin Golf Club – shameless plug/[/quote]

    sure ya are…in the FAQ[/quote]

    Well, that counts a little bit I guess. I am not yet in the “team members” portion of the web site yet. And I can’t believe Theran is “ahead” of me on that list of giving lessons. I bet that was his doing. Technically I’m the 1st assistant and he is the 2nd. Oh well, I’ll change it soon :)

  • Dean | February 5, 2008 at 1:21 am |

    Don’t know if anyone has posted this yet, but in the new ESPN the mag, it shows a pic of Victor Thompson the guy who is getting the pats helmet tatted on his head. He has an American flag on the bottom right, the number 12 in the bottom middle, and of course THE GREEN DOT.

  • Dean | February 5, 2008 at 1:30 am |

    Couple other things i’m after reading some earlier posts. I too am a lefty who wears his watch on his left wrist. Also about Spike Lee’s glasses not having glass, I’m pretty sure Drew Carey’s glasses are also sans glass, they are just a prop.

  • Stan aka the took | February 5, 2008 at 1:48 am |

    [quote comment=”218327″]Great site I ran across today featuring different helmets from various leagues:

    http://www.mghelmets...
    [quote comment=”217953″]so…how’s it feel to be the second best in the family?[/quote]

    this website is gorgeous… just dont let this guy ever plan one of those concept helmets… other then that its great.

  • Roadie | February 5, 2008 at 1:56 am |

    Funniest super bowl pic ever http://www.carolinah...

  • jared | February 5, 2008 at 2:19 am |

    i was going to save this for tomorrow but screw it:

    buy yours today!

  • Shuked | February 5, 2008 at 6:21 am |

    Brief look at the 19-0 Perfect Season t-shirt here.

  • James Craven | February 5, 2008 at 7:35 am |

    [quote comment=”219158″]“Brief look at the 19-0 Perfect Season t-shirt here.”[/quote]

    They’ll love that advertisment in Romania!

  • Jerry | February 5, 2008 at 11:42 am |

    Nicole Haase was at a hockey game in Madison recently and momentarily thought this guy might be me (no doubt because of the stripes). Of course, a careful observer would note that the gent in question is wearing his watch on his left hand, which means he’s right-handed, which means he’s not me.

    Speaking of the Wisconsin hockey game vs. Minnesota-Duluth, I was thumbing through UMD’s media guide and noticed that on Dec 29, 1977 the Bulldog’s had to play a game wearing HS (Eveleth Golden Bears) sweaters because their new home ones hadn’t arrived in time for the game.

  • Jerry | February 5, 2008 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”219415″]Nicole Haase was at a hockey game in Madison recently and momentarily thought this guy might be me (no doubt because of the stripes). Of course, a careful observer would note that the gent in question is wearing his watch on his left hand, which means he’s right-handed, which means he’s not me.

    Speaking of the Wisconsin hockey game vs. Minnesota-Duluth, I was thumbing through UMD’s media guide and noticed that on Dec 29, 1977 the Bulldog’s had to play a game wearing HS (Eveleth Golden Bears) sweaters because their new home ones hadn’t arrived in time for the game.

  • Jerry | February 5, 2008 at 11:46 am |

    Since I can’t seem to get the link to work here it is

    http://www.umdbulldo...

  • Jerry | February 5, 2008 at 11:53 am |

    [quote comment=”217875″][quote comment=”217839″]”That guy” is none other than Will Ferrell in character for his upcoming movie about, you guessed it, the ABA.[/quote]

    Beat me to it! The name of the movie is “Semi-Pro,” and the uniform is actually supposed to be from the Flint Tropics.[/quote]

    The funny part of the whole spot is that Flint is nowhere near the Tropics. It’s in the middle of the Michigan mitten. The Flint Tropics were not a real team in the ABA.

  • Chance | February 5, 2008 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”218440″]I got some dumb Wisconsin nicknames for ya. Rhinelander is the Hodags. A mythical creature found only in Rhinelander. Eau Claire is the Old Abes (their mascot is a bird or something). [/quote]

    “A bird or something”? You obviously didn’t take History in a Wisconsin grade school….

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Tim Abel | February 5, 2008 at 12:44 pm |

    I don’t have a picture of it, but I know for sure that XLII was stitched or printed onto the blue fumble beanbag that the refs tossed out. I’m pretty sure it was clearly visible on the Brady fumble at the end of the first half.