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Super Bowl Party, Now Boarding

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I promise not to harp on the Super Bowl all week long, but I want to take some time today to talk about Sunday’s game as experienced by my friend and fellow Brooklynite Tracy Forrester. Because whether you watched the game at home, in a bar, or at a party, your day was nothing like hers: Due to unavoidable circumstances, Tracy was stuck on an airplane, flying home from Los Angeles to NYC, during the entire span of the game. Fortunately, she made sure to fly JetBlue, so she could watch the game on one of those seat-back TVs. Even more fortunately, she prepared a little report for me:

There were lots of New Yorkers on the flight, and the crew were involved in the game too, so everyone was keen to get boarded and begin watching. Timing was perfect — as soon as we got seated and adjusted the channels, the teams were on the field getting ready for the coin toss. The seat next to me was empty, so I didn’t have anyone in my immediate vicinity to (a) bug me or (b) share the game with, but there were fans in front of me and behind, and the rest of the plane was watching as well. It was so good to hear the cheering and clapping whenever the Giants did well!

Toward the middle of the game and into 3rd quarter, I must admit that I began to think, “Damnit, Tom’s boys are in again.” I turned off the sound and listened to music while still watching the screen. It really took me by surprise when the Giants took the lead. I stood up and cheered and clapped, as did most of the plane. It was such a great feeling — oneness with the other hundred-plus folks on the flight. It was so exciting, wasn’t it? Man. I felt so (strangely) proud and glad to feel like a part of it.

Pretty cool. I had some additional questions for Tracy, which she graciously addressed, as follows:

Uni Watch: Were people buying a lot more drinks than usual?

Tracy Forrester: Definitely, but it wasn’t outta hand. I mean, if it had been a Qantas flight, that would be a different story [Tracy is a native Australian. — PL]. I saw lots of Heineken being delivered. Seemed to be the fave.

UW: Did the flight attendants ever stop to look over people’s shoulders, so they could see a bit of the game?

TF: They were watching the game when they could. They were smiling and shaking their heads in disbelief as they walked through the aisle towards the end of the game.

UW: Did the captain make any announcements relating to the game?

TF: No announcements from the captain. But when we first got on and the cabin crew did their first announcement, they kinda apologized for interrupting — “We know that you are all watching the game, so we will try to keep all announcements to a bare minimum.” And they apologized for having to do the safety drill thang. The girl came back on and said, “Okay, I am very sorry, but we have to do this. Here we go…,” and read it very, very quickly. I liked that.

UW: There must have been some Patriots fans on the flight, yes? Did they try to band together? Did they seem marginalized?

TF: I didn’t see or hear any Patriots fans. Honestly, there was no sign.

UW: Were you aware of any people who didn’t care about the game, or who maybe even resented being subjected to it?

TF: I was on the window, my middle seat was empty, and there was a middle-aged Japanese woman on the aisle seat. She calmly watched the Food Network for the entire journey. I kept checking, I thought maybe she would finally give in and switch it over, but no — Food Network all the way. When I stood up and yelled during the Giants’ comeback, she looked over at me and smiled. There were a few times where I guess we were all loud, and it momentarily distracted her, but she would just smile and nod in a motherly type of fashion. No anger.

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Okay, so none of that is uni-related, but I still think it’s really cool. I may just have to book a JetBlue flight for next year’s Super Bowl.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Fascinating front-jersey uni number style worn by South Dakota in the late 1960s (with thanks to Vince Gitch). … Yesterday I mentioned that NBA ref Mendy Rudolph’s number has been unofficially retired and asked if any other leagues have retired officials’ numbers. Turns out MLB has retired quite a few umpires’ numbers (much obliged to J.R. Gain). … Larry Wiederecht just sent me this screen grab, which shows that the Redskins were apparently wearing a Super Bowl logo decal way back in SB XVIII — I had no idea. … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: One of the refs in Friday’s Rangers/Devils game must have lost his luggage (or been playing role-reversal games with an NFL ref), because he had white striped pants. … Nice one-sheet brochure of MLS logos and fonts here (with thanks to Craig Justice). … Did you know UCLA had a gold alternate uni in 1994? Full details here (nice find by Erkki W. Corpuz). … This is fucking hilarious. … A few days ago I ran a photo of Kirby Puckett wearing No. 32, instead of his usual 34. That prompted the following from Jack Krabbe: “The Puckett photo reminded me of the program I got when I was in Cooperstown for Cal Ripken’s induction. If you look closely at Cal’s jersey number, it looks like 32. I’m not positive about the second numeral, but the first one has to be a 3, and it’s definitely not an 8. How did this happen? I mean, it’s the cover of the official induction program.” … I knew that the class-A Lakeland Flying Tigers used a lot of military imagery, but I didn’t realize they used stencil-styled uni numbers until Paul Wiederecht sent me these photos. … Alan Topolski saw this jersey at the Montgomery Inn in Cincinnati. I didn’t realize that Concepcion had worn a captain’s “C” on his left sleeve during the latter part of his career, but sure enough (additional pics here and here). … Wanna turn your authentic jersey into something like this? Or this? Okay, so you probably don’t, but you can still read about it here. The company in question (whose site has some very annoying music, so mute your speakers) is here. … Lots of fairly amazing game-worn Russian hockey jerseys available here (with thanks to Morris Levin). … Phil Hughes will soon have a new uniform number. Sez who? Sez Phil Hughes (although I wouldn’t have known about it if Tyler Kepner hadn’t pointed it out to me). … Best Lester Hayes stickum photo ever. … Interesting use of small caps here.

 

186 comments to Super Bowl Party, Now Boarding

  • James Craven | February 5, 2008 at 7:44 am |

    I’m personally looking forward to a future UniWatch article on Will Ferrell’s Semi-Pro film.

    They used the old Indiana Pacers unis as the model for the Flint Tropics, complete with vert-arched NOBs, cheerleaders (or were they ballgirls) borrowed from the Floridians (complete with white boots from the Phillies’ Hot Pants Patrol)n and even the old Rawlings ABA red white and blue ball and ref unis as well. What say you, Mr. Lukas?

  • rc | February 5, 2008 at 7:54 am |

    Besides the Premier League and the MLS, what other leagues / sports standardize the numbers and NOB’s for every team? I don’t think La Liga in Spain, or Serie A in Italy prescribe to this practice. I am sure there are many that do, I just can’t think of them now…

  • DenverGregg | February 5, 2008 at 8:05 am |

    That very last photo has two other interesting bits:

    – #83 has sleeve stripes but #13 doesn’t; and
    – the 3 on #13’s sleeve seems to be missing the white layer visible on the other numbers on his uni and his teammate’s.

  • jonnyforeigner | February 5, 2008 at 8:12 am |

    [quote comment=”219251″]Besides the Premier League and the MLS, what other leagues / sports standardize the numbers and NOB’s for every team? I don’t think La Liga in Spain, or Serie A in Italy prescribe to this practice. I am sure there are many that do, I just can’t think of them now…[/quote]
    Here in Australia, the AFL (Australian Football), A-League (Soccer) and cricket all use league-specific number and NOB fonts.

  • DJ | February 5, 2008 at 8:14 am |

    Besides the Premier League and the MLS, what other leagues / sports standardize the numbers and NOB’s for every team?

    The lower divisions in England are standardized. The Scottish Premier League, Ligue 1 in France, and the A League in Australia are, too, IIRC.

  • Mark K | February 5, 2008 at 8:27 am |

    [quote comment=”219259″]That very last photo has two other interesting bits:

    – #83 has sleeve stripes but #13 doesn’t; and
    – the 3 on #13’s sleeve seems to be missing the white layer visible on the other numbers on his uni and his teammate’s.[/quote]
    13 looks to have striped socks while 83 does not.

  • who cares | February 5, 2008 at 8:27 am |

    Mbia had a monster game to push Cameroon into a clash of the titans against Ghana in the semi-finals. After his second goal a journalist snapped this shot. It looks as if his socks are rolled over at the top and there is a green line next to the red. Are these socks reversible? If not I can’t figure out the reason for the detail.

  • Mike | February 5, 2008 at 8:36 am |

    To expand on the Phil Hughes number change. The most recent post has him announcing the number. He has agreed with Sean Henn to take his number (34). The price he paid, per his response in the comment section, is dinner at Flemming’s.

  • Mike | February 5, 2008 at 8:38 am |

    Forgot the link…

  • Mike | February 5, 2008 at 8:38 am |

    http://philhughes.wo...

    3rd times a charm…I’m new to this, sorry.

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 8:50 am |

    for the footy fans

    which is being run on the AP photo wire ahead of this

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 8:52 am |

    [quote comment=”219275″][quote comment=”219259″]That very last photo has two other interesting bits:

    – #83 has sleeve stripes but #13 doesn’t; and
    – the 3 on #13’s sleeve seems to be missing the white layer visible on the other numbers on his uni and his teammate’s.[/quote]
    13 looks to have striped socks while 83 does not.[/quote]

    look…dan marino’s got a mustache

    oh…wait

  • Mark in Shiga | February 5, 2008 at 8:53 am |

    I like those stenciled numbers on Lakeland’s jerseys, but that little Minor League Baseball logo above the player’s name completely throws off the balance of the jersey. If you have to put that inane logo somewhere, put it inside the collar. Or better yet, put it on the sleeve where ti won’t bother anyone.

    (And Paul, I correctly called all three National League retired umpire numbers in the comments yesterday. Who’s this J. R. Gain guy stealing my thunder? ^^;)

  • Jeff E. | February 5, 2008 at 9:02 am |

    [quote comment=”219259″]That very last photo has two other interesting bits:

    – #83 has sleeve stripes but #13 doesn’t; and
    – the 3 on #13’s sleeve seems to be missing the white layer visible on the other numbers on his uni and his teammate’s.[/quote]

    Hard to say for sure, but the 3 on #83’s sleeve looks like it’s missing the white layer too.

  • Jeff E. | February 5, 2008 at 9:03 am |

    [quote comment=”219259″]That very last photo has two other interesting bits:

    – #83 has sleeve stripes but #13 doesn’t; and
    – the 3 on #13’s sleeve seems to be missing the white layer visible on the other numbers on his uni and his teammate’s.[/quote]

    Ah, just notice you had put “and his teammate’s” in your post too.

  • Rich | February 5, 2008 at 9:03 am |

    Does FC Dallas and Chivas really wear the same color for Home AND Away?

    p.s, laughing at that single-bar facemask! (‘skins screen grab)

  • todd krevanchi | February 5, 2008 at 9:08 am |

    83? 13?
    its vern den herder and jake scott!
    i wouldnt expect most to know den herder, but jake scott man, he was the mvp of the super bowl during the perfect season.

  • Mario | February 5, 2008 at 9:08 am |

    No Pats fans on the plane … they couldnt fit their swollen egos through the plane door.

  • MPowers1634 | February 5, 2008 at 9:12 am |

    I can’t see a picture of Marino without conjuring images like this.

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 9:13 am |

    is brandon roy’s “Y” still screwed up?

    i’ve only seen stills (like the above), but people seem to think the arching and spacing are off

    anyone?

  • Bret the Jet | February 5, 2008 at 9:14 am |
  • straw | February 5, 2008 at 9:16 am |

    [quote comment=”219275″][quote comment=”219259″]That very last photo has two other interesting bits:

    – #83 has sleeve stripes but #13 doesn’t; and
    – the 3 on #13’s sleeve seems to be missing the white layer visible on the other numbers on his uni and his teammate’s.[/quote]
    13 looks to have striped socks while 83 does not.[/quote]
    It looks like the stripe on jake Scott’s sock is athletic tape, which was common back then.

  • Andrew | February 5, 2008 at 9:22 am |

    FC Dallas has a white and red home jersey.

    Chivas has similar colors.

    I think the jerseys have changed a little since these pictures, but the general idea’s the same.

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 9:22 am |

    [quote comment=”219307″]For anyone who’s voting today …

    Presidential Candidates and their favorite Baseball Teams[/quote]

    not that im voting anyway, but romney is AUTOMATICALLY DQ’ed one, because he or his supporters do not Get It (TM) and two, because he is a deadsox fan

    if your name is “mitt”…you do NOT EVER place MITT on a GLOVE

    automatic rejection

  • Duckstyle | February 5, 2008 at 9:22 am |

    [quote comment=”219295″]Does FC Dallas and Chivas really wear the same color for Home AND Away?

    p.s, laughing at that single-bar facemask! (‘skins screen grab)[/quote]

    Good catch! Not unless they made some major uni overhauls that I haven’t heard of. In fact neither team uses navy as their uni color for anything but accents. FC Dallas: Home-Red/white hoops, Away: gray/white hoops. Chivas: Home: red/white stripes w/red shoulder yoke, Away: red/white stripes w/white shoulder yoke.

  • Duckstyle | February 5, 2008 at 9:24 am |
  • Morris Levin | February 5, 2008 at 9:24 am |

    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!

  • Joe H | February 5, 2008 at 9:27 am |

    [quote comment=”219305″]is brandon roy’s “Y” still screwed up?

    i’ve only seen stills (like the above), but people seem to think the arching and spacing are off

    anyone?[/quote]

    It looks right to me. The “Y” because of its wide top and thin base always seems a bit off, but mathematically it’s in the correct posistion.

  • Eric S | February 5, 2008 at 9:28 am |

    [quote comment=”219259″]That very last photo has two other interesting bits:

    – #83 has sleeve stripes but #13 doesn’t; and
    – the 3 on #13’s sleeve seems to be missing the white layer visible on the other numbers on his uni and his teammate’s.[/quote]

    I watched this game on NFL Network (or ESPN Classic) the other day. A lot of the Dolphins didn’t have sleeve stripes including Greise and Csonka).

  • Pat | February 5, 2008 at 9:29 am |

    That older asian lady knows her stuff. Had I known the outcome I would have chosen the Food Network too. Bobby Flay is my boy.

    Stupid Patriots… ruined my whole winter.

    Now, I would like to never speak of Super Bowl XLII again.

  • Kim | February 5, 2008 at 9:33 am |

    [quote comment=”219295″]Does FC Dallas and Chivas really wear the same color for Home AND Away?

    p.s, laughing at that single-bar facemask! (‘skins screen grab)[/quote]

    Those colors indicate the colors of the letters and numbers of the home and away jerseys, not the actual jersey color.

  • lwiedy | February 5, 2008 at 9:41 am |

    [quote comment=”219318″][quote comment=”219259″]That very last photo has two other interesting bits:

    – #83 has sleeve stripes but #13 doesn’t; and
    – the 3 on #13’s sleeve seems to be missing the white layer visible on the other numbers on his uni and his teammate’s.[/quote]

    I watched this game on NFL Network (or ESPN Classic) the other day. A lot of the Dolphins didn’t have sleeve stripes including Greise and Csonka).[/quote]

    As mentioned yesterday, 1972 Dolphins seemed to have two different suppliers of jerseys. Sand-Knit jerseys (because of the sleeve numbers) had the stripes (Den Herder) and no stripes (Jake Scott) were most likely provided by Wilson. In SB VI, Miami wore the aqua jerseys and there were no stripes to be found. By VIII, they also wore aqua and all were striped (my guess, Russell Athletic).

    A quick run down in SBVII:
    No stripes: Griese; Czonka; Scott; Anderson.
    Stripes: Fernandez; Kiick; Warfield.

  • Bo in Boulder | February 5, 2008 at 9:42 am |

    From the Homerderby website mentioned by Bret the Jet:

    “In High School, Paul was a four-sport athlete (including baseball) and played regularly on the Republican congressional baseball team in the 70’s and 80’s. Dig the old stripey Houston Astros jersey on Ron Paul with the FNOB (Full Name on Back).”

  • Pat | February 5, 2008 at 9:46 am |

    Quick question about the use of the word footy.

    I’ve always known that it was called soccer or football. I didn’t ever hear it called “footy.”

    I know that there is an actual sport called footy in Australia, I went to a game while I was there. It’s really Australian rules football, but they call it footy over there. It’s kind of like a mix between Rugby, soccer and american football. They wear much cooler uniforms though. Always stripes galore. They always remind me of vintage basketball uniforms or something.

    I get all excited when I hear “footy” but then open the link and it’s soccer.

    Is it commonly called footy in the rest of the world?

  • Al | February 5, 2008 at 9:47 am |

    [quote comment=”219295″]Does FC Dallas and Chivas really wear the same color for Home AND Away?

    p.s, laughing at that single-bar facemask! (‘skins screen grab)[/quote]

    Those are the colors of the LETTERS.

  • dm00n [Doug] | February 5, 2008 at 9:47 am |

    In 2004 I was working in San Francisco, but traveling back and forth to Detroit a lot. I usually flew Spirit because they were cheap, but it meant a lot of red-eye flying (they only flew one DTW-SFO and SFO-DTW flight a day, the plane returns to Detroit over night).

    Anyways, one evening I was flying the DTW-SFO leg, and the Tigers were making their surprising playoff run. The captain came on and gave us the usual information about flight time and weather and then wrapped it up with “And by the way, go Tigers. We’ll be sure to give you some updates on the score.”

    In about the 5th inning he announced the score and later that they had won the game. (He did mix it with the usual warning about the turbulence over the Rockies and things like that).

    For some reason, I didn’t even really watch the Super Bowl this year. I turned it on with a few minutes to go and saw that the Giants were losing and it was 3rd & 10. Then I went to meet some friends up at a bar and saw the clock run out with the Patriots having the ball and initially I thought they had won because I didn’t realize NY had scored. The crowd I joined up with seemed to be rooting for the Patriots, but for no real reason and not very enthusiastically. My interest always seems to wane with the Super Bowl. I really like playoff football, but I hate the Super Bowl half time show, the six hour pre-game show, the media week, etc.

  • Rich | February 5, 2008 at 9:48 am |

    [quote comment=”219324″][quote comment=”219295″]Does FC Dallas and Chivas really wear the same color for Home AND Away?

    p.s, laughing at that single-bar facemask! (‘skins screen grab)[/quote]

    Those colors indicate the colors of the letters and numbers of the home and away jerseys, not the actual jersey color.[/quote]

    aah, thanks!

  • Pat | February 5, 2008 at 9:48 am |

    [quote comment=”219332″]Quick question about the use of the word footy.

    I’ve always known that it was called soccer or football. I didn’t ever hear it called “footy.”

    I know that there is an actual sport called footy in Australia, I went to a game while I was there. It’s really Australian rules football, but they call it footy over there. It’s kind of like a mix between Rugby, soccer and american football. They wear much cooler uniforms though. Always stripes galore. They always remind me of vintage basketball uniforms or something.

    I get all excited when I hear “footy” but then open the link and it’s soccer.

    Is it commonly called footy in the rest of the world?[/quote]

    And by “it” in that last sentence I mean “soccer” or “football”

  • who cares | February 5, 2008 at 9:56 am |

    Here’s a better picture of Cameroon’s interesting sock detail.

  • Hank | February 5, 2008 at 9:58 am |

    Another good pic of Hayes applying stickum by the handful.

    Here’s the $64K question: How did he, Belitnikoff, et al remove the stickum afterwards? Did they shower with Goof-Off?

  • Kim | February 5, 2008 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”219345″]Another good pic of Hayes applying stickum by the handful.

    Here’s the $64K question: How did he, Belitnikoff, et al remove the stickum afterwards? Did they shower with Goof-Off?[/quote]

    I had always considered Hayes as a guy who applied the stuff by the armful.

  • GoTerriers | February 5, 2008 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”219345″]Another good pic of Hayes applying stickum by the handful.

    Here’s the $64K question: How did he, Belitnikoff, et al remove the stickum afterwards? Did they shower with Goof-Off?[/quote]
    Al Davis just had them sandblasted each week . . .you had to use a LOT of moisturizer afterwardsm but it was effective . . .

  • Al Gruwell | February 5, 2008 at 10:12 am |

    As a kid, I hated the Dolphins, but never knew quite why.
    That one shot of Jake Scott and Vern DenHerder proves it. No consistency in the uni. AND, even if all the players had sleeve stripes, they in no way match the helmet stripes or pant stripes.
    DenHerder is from Dutch country in Iowa (I think he still lives there), and I’m wondering if it wouldn’t have been more accurate if the “D” should have been smaller like the “EN”? Anyone know for sure?

  • rc | February 5, 2008 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”219343″]Here’s a better picture of Cameroon’s interesting sock detail.[/quote]

    Pretty typical for soccer socks. The tops are mostly always folded down (except the players that wear them like thigh-highs), so what is techincally the “inside” of the top of the sock, becomes visable when folded. Some teams even have a mini team badge embroided in that area so it shows when folded over. I think Adidas and Nike at one point had thier logos in these locations in previous years.

  • ScottyJ in WV | February 5, 2008 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”219298″]83? 13?
    its vern den herder and jake scott!
    i wouldnt expect most to know den herder, but jake scott man, he was the mvp of the super bowl during the perfect season.[/quote]

    Beat me to it, Todd.

    Ahhh, the 72 Dolphins. Those were my guys and this guy was the best of all.

  • skott daltonic | February 5, 2008 at 10:14 am |

    it’s funny, i had a very similar experience during this year’s World Series in October 07.

    i took jet blue out to Oakland from Boston to visit some friends and the World Series was on (i think game 2) and at the same time the BC/VaTech game was on also.

    the plane was from boston and was filled w/ bostonians and it was out of hand. the whole jet was pretty much watching one game or the other, or both, as i was flipping like crazy –

    the sox won, obviously, and BC also won on that last second play and it was pure chaos on the plane. lots of clapping and cheering during the whole flight –

    it was a pretty awesome experience, truth be told, and it made a 6 hour flight seem like nothing.

    i just wish i had been smart enough to bring peanuts.

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”219332″]Quick question about the use of the word footy.

    I’ve always known that it was called soccer or football. I didn’t ever hear it called “footy.”

    I know that there is an actual sport called footy in Australia, I went to a game while I was there. It’s really Australian rules football, but they call it footy over there. It’s kind of like a mix between Rugby, soccer and american football. They wear much cooler uniforms though. Always stripes galore. They always remind me of vintage basketball uniforms or something.

    I get all excited when I hear “footy” but then open the link and it’s soccer.

    Is it commonly called footy in the rest of the world?[/quote]

    footy

    i have always heard it used for football/soccer, and by actual brits (spent some time across the pond in my salad days)…but a quick google search and definition 3 from above leads me to believe it might be more apropos for aussie rules football

    if it bothers you, i will refer to “soccer” as “soccer” from now on ;)

  • Pat | February 5, 2008 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”219354″][quote comment=”219332″]Quick question about the use of the word footy.

    I’ve always known that it was called soccer or football. I didn’t ever hear it called “footy.”

    I know that there is an actual sport called footy in Australia, I went to a game while I was there. It’s really Australian rules football, but they call it footy over there. It’s kind of like a mix between Rugby, soccer and american football. They wear much cooler uniforms though. Always stripes galore. They always remind me of vintage basketball uniforms or something.

    I get all excited when I hear “footy” but then open the link and it’s soccer.

    Is it commonly called footy in the rest of the world?[/quote]

    footy

    i have always heard it used for football/soccer, and by actual brits (spent some time across the pond in my salad days)…but a quick google search and definition 3 from above leads me to believe it might be more apropos for aussie rules football

    if it bothers you, i will refer to “soccer” as “soccer” from now on ;)[/quote]

    It doesn’t bother me. I was just curious to know whether soccer was known as footy throughout the world, except in Australia. I don’t know all that much about it except for what I hear during World Cup years and read about on this site.

    No need to change vernacular.

    Check out the awesome uniforms though. I think Aussie rules football is an untapped uniform topic resource.

    http://www.fullpoint...
    http://farm1.static....
    http://cache.eb.com/...

  • skott daltonic | February 5, 2008 at 10:40 am |

    how could anyone vote for Mitt Romney at all?
    he’s not a red sox fan, he’s a chameleon!
    and the baseball thing is the PERFECT explanation for the differences between Hillary and Obama.

    i love super tuesday!

    go barry!

  • KT | February 5, 2008 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”219245″]I’m personally looking forward to a future UniWatch article on Will Ferrell’s Semi-Pro film.[/quote]

    Me, too. I like that they seem to have gone to great lengths to get it right.

    [quote]They used the old Indiana Pacers unis as the model for the Flint Tropics, complete with vert-arched NOBs, cheerleaders (or were they ballgirls) borrowed from the Floridians (complete with white boots from the Phillies’ Hot Pants Patrol)n and even the old Rawlings ABA red white and blue ball and ref unis as well. What say you, Mr. Lukas?[/quote]

    The Pacer uniforms in question and the Tropics’ stripe evoking that uni.

  • TOG | February 5, 2008 at 10:42 am |

    I promise not to harp on the Super Bowl all week long,

    Okay, then don’t… The Soup was boring until the last five minutes…let’s move onto Suoer Tuesday and uni related fun stuff…

    Quick Poll: In your opinion…

    The ultimate Democratic uni/symbol would be: ????????????
    Gus the Mule???
    http://www.clown-min...
    http://www.property-...

    The ultimate Republican uni/symbol would be:?????????????

    http://www.philadelp...

    http://rightsfield.c...

    Thoughts?

  • KT | February 5, 2008 at 10:42 am |

    BTW, in that shot from Semi-Pro, I just noticed that the referee has a cleric’s collar on under his ABA referee uniform!

  • Joe H | February 5, 2008 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment=”219371″]I promise not to harp on the Super Bowl all week long,

    Okay, then don’t… The Soup was boring until the last five minutes…let’s move onto Suoer Tuesday and uni related fun stuff…

    Quick Poll: In your opinion…

    The ultimate Democratic uni/symbol would be: ????????????
    Gus the Mule???
    http://www.clown-min...
    http://www.property-...

    The ultimate Republican uni/symbol would be:?????????????

    http://www.philadelp...

    http://rightsfield.c...

    Thoughts?[/quote]

    My thought is I read this blog to stay away from politics! Especially today when it’s freakin’ everywhere! :)

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”219371″]I promise not to harp on the Super Bowl all week long,

    Okay, then don’t… The Soup was boring until the last five minutes…let’s move onto Suoer Tuesday and uni related fun stuff…

    Quick Poll: In your opinion…

    The ultimate Republican uni/symbol would be:?????????????

    http://www.philadelp...

    http://rightsfield.c...

    Thoughts?[/quote]

    big al

  • Mike | February 5, 2008 at 10:54 am |

    It’s hard to believe the NFL season is over. Of course there is the Pro Bowl and those awful uniforms and it’s not long until pitchers and catchers report and then we can start on the changes to baseballs uniforms. Of course, we can always look forward to arena football.

  • Duckstyle | February 5, 2008 at 10:58 am |

    [quote comment=”219324″][quote comment=”219295″]Does FC Dallas and Chivas really wear the same color for Home AND Away?

    p.s, laughing at that single-bar facemask! (‘skins screen grab)[/quote]

    Those colors indicate the colors of the letters and numbers of the home and away jerseys, not the actual jersey color.[/quote]

    Yep, you’re right, I’m a moran. But in my defense I do have a fantastic vertical jump.

  • Mr. Man | February 5, 2008 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”219312″][quote comment=”219307″]For anyone who’s voting today …

    Presidential Candidates and their favorite Baseball Teams[/quote]

    not that im voting anyway, but romney is AUTOMATICALLY DQ’ed one, because he or his supporters do not Get It (TM) and two, because he is a deadsox fan

    if your name is “mitt”…you do NOT EVER place MITT on a GLOVE

    automatic rejection[/quote]

    Agreed.
    A Mitt is not the same thing as a Glove. If it was a catcher’s mitt, I’d be fine with that foam thingee.

  • Tigger | February 5, 2008 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”219368″]how could anyone vote for Mitt Romney at all?
    he’s not a red sox fan, he’s a chameleon!
    and the baseball thing is the PERFECT explanation for the differences between Hillary and Obama.

    i love super tuesday!

    go barry![/quote]

    Shouldn’t he be a Detroit Tigers fan … seeing as he’s from Michigan and his dad used to be the Governor?

  • Shane S | February 5, 2008 at 11:16 am |

    [quote comment=”219349″]
    DenHerder is from Dutch country in Iowa (I think he still lives there), and I’m wondering if it wouldn’t have been more accurate if the “D” should have been smaller like the “EN”? Anyone know for sure?[/quote]

    With Dutch surnames, the “den/van/der/de/etc.” prefixes are capitalized only when the last name appears alone (like on the back of a uniform.) If the first and last name appear together, then then prefix starts with a lower case letter.

  • todd krevanchi | February 5, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    is that ref jack pardee?

  • C.J. | February 5, 2008 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”219349″]DenHerder is from Dutch country in Iowa (I think he still lives there), and I’m wondering if it wouldn’t have been more accurate if the “D” should have been smaller like the “EN”? Anyone know for sure?[/quote]

    Having grown up near there, I can tell you that there are a mind-numbing amount of variations on Dutch last names in northwest Iowa. (You almost need a separate phone book just for V). “DenHerder” is likely more accurate than “denHerder” in this case.

    Van, VanDe, Vande, Vander, VanDer, VanDen, Van De, Van Der, Van Den, De, Den, Te, Ten, etc.

    Plus, lots of double vowels (mainly A, a few E) and double consonants (mostly T and S). Overall, they are what I like to call “Bubble Sheet Nightmares”.

  • Kenny | February 5, 2008 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”219352″]it’s funny, i had a very similar experience during this year’s World Series in October 07.

    i took jet blue out to Oakland from Boston to visit some friends and the World Series was on (i think game 2) and at the same time the BC/VaTech game was on also.

    the plane was from boston and was filled w/ bostonians and it was out of hand. the whole jet was pretty much watching one game or the other, or both, as i was flipping like crazy –

    the sox won, obviously, and BC also won on that last second play and it was pure chaos on the plane. lots of clapping and cheering during the whole flight –

    it was a pretty awesome experience, truth be told, and it made a 6 hour flight seem like nothing.

    i just wish i had been smart enough to bring peanuts.[/quote]

    Bet you couldn’t do this on your flight

  • Pisto | February 5, 2008 at 11:31 am |

    Anybody see that next year’s super bowl logo was announced last night???

    Boring!!!!!

  • Kenny | February 5, 2008 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”219407″]Anybody see that next year’s super bowl logo was announced last night???

    Boring!!!!![/quote]

    Not only boring, it’s just terrible all around…why would you have XLIII in blue with a blue star next to it?

  • Mike Engle | February 5, 2008 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”219409″][quote comment=”219407″]Anybody see that next year’s super bowl logo was announced last night???

    Boring!!!!![/quote]

    Not only boring, it’s just terrible all around…why would you have XLIII in blue with a blue star next to it?[/quote]
    For the AFC and NFC, of course! Hooray, design clutter in the name of forced symbolism!
    {/sarcasm>

  • todd krevanchi | February 5, 2008 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”219407″]Anybody see that next year’s super bowl logo was announced last night???

    Boring!!!!![/quote]

    curious to if there is any logic behind the logo stopping at the 8 yd line.

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”219407″]Anybody see that next year’s super bowl logo was announced last night???

    Boring!!!!![/quote]

    somewhere KT is banging his head on something hard

    /s’ok big guy…i saw your post friday

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”219407″]Anybody see that next year’s super bowl logo was announced last night???

    Boring!!!!![/quote]

    just closing those taggers

  • Philly Bill | February 5, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    Hey, we have a Goof Off reference! That’s the greatest stuff ever invented. Just don’t try to use it to clean paint off roofing shingles. Trust me.

    I was stuck on a flight from Dallas to Philly on Dec. 30, 2000, and missed the entirety of an Eagles Wild-Card game. (I had booked the flight before I knew which of the four games that weekend would involve the Eagles.) As soon as we landed, the pilot got on the blower to inform us of the final score – Iggles 21, Tampa Bay 3.

  • JeffB | February 5, 2008 at 12:14 pm |

    Ugh. Lester Hayes looks like an Elephant with a cold sneezed on him. Bleah.

  • Kevin | February 5, 2008 at 12:18 pm |

    Interesting concept for next year. Maybe Joe Skiba can look into finding some red paint.

    http://www.myteamspi...

  • Jason | February 5, 2008 at 12:28 pm |

    Fox Sports Ohio showed Tom Seaver’s perfect game from June 16, 1978. The Reds were hosting the Cardinals and St. Louis third baseman Ken Reitz had his number on the side of his batting helmet. He also had the number on the back, like the rest of the team.

  • Ian K | February 5, 2008 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”219402″][quote comment=”219349″]DenHerder is from Dutch country in Iowa (I think he still lives there), and I’m wondering if it wouldn’t have been more accurate if the “D” should have been smaller like the “EN”? Anyone know for sure?[/quote]

    Having grown up near there, I can tell you that there are a mind-numbing amount of variations on Dutch last names in northwest Iowa. (You almost need a separate phone book just for V). “DenHerder” is likely more accurate than “denHerder” in this case.

    Van, VanDe, Vande, Vander, VanDer, VanDen, Van De, Van Der, Van Den, De, Den, Te, Ten, etc.

    Plus, lots of double vowels (mainly A, a few E) and double consonants (mostly T and S). Overall, they are what I like to call “Bubble Sheet Nightmares”.[/quote]

    Don’t forget double O like my Dutch last name! I came across this map a while back about US ancestry. Other than the highly Dutch area of Grand Rapids, MI, a few counties in Iowa are the only other Dutch-majority U.S. counties. Alas, I am from neither. And I love rooting for Dutch names in sports: Johnny VanderMeer, John Vanderwal, Burt Blyleven…

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”219437″]Interesting concept for next year. Maybe Joe Skiba can look into finding some red paint.

    http://www.myteamspi...

    sure looks like what paul posted in his ESPN column…hmmmm

    exhibit A

    maybe mr. verna can offer some advice

  • AK | February 5, 2008 at 12:38 pm |

    Damn! Michael Pittman’s wife if smokin’ hot!!! Didn’t he get arrested a few years ago for beatin’ on her, or was that another chick?

  • Hank | February 5, 2008 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”219427″][quote comment=”219407″]Anybody see that next year’s super bowl logo was announced last night???

    Boring!!!!![/quote]

    just closing those taggers[/quote]
    Let’s try that again….

    If that’s a stadium, what do they see here?

  • Floormaster Squeeze | February 5, 2008 at 12:39 pm |

    Romney’s “interest” in sports is purely calculated. Besides referring to “Fenway Stadium” as governor his recent “[W]hen we say I saw the Patriots win the World Series, it doesn’t necessarily mean you were there” remarks could make your head explode.

  • Juan Grande | February 5, 2008 at 12:40 pm |

    That whole thing about Kirby Puckett and Cal Ripken wearing #32…. Could it be that these are “generic” numbers to wear on merchandise that isn’t “officially sanctioned” by the Player’s Association? It is always fun to see athletes in TV commercials wearing uniforms that in no way come close to what they wear in real life but they are playing their sport (i.e. Nolan Ryan, Shaq, etc) so maybe this is all tied in together?

  • Paul Lukas | February 5, 2008 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”219440″]Fox Sports Ohio showed Tom Seaver’s perfect game from June 16, 1978.[/quote]

    No-hitter, not perfecto.

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 12:45 pm |

    [quote]Romney’s “interest” in sports is purely calculated.[/quote]

    as is his interest in people, the war, the national debt, religion…anything to get elected

    /did he REALLY say “fenway stadium”?
    //he should be SHOT

  • Paul Lukas | February 5, 2008 at 12:51 pm |

    No more electioneering or politicking here, folks (unless it’s uni-related, like the thing about Ron Paul wearing an Astros-styled jersey). Thanks.

  • Joe M | February 5, 2008 at 12:52 pm |

    There was a comment in the other blog and I have to agree with it about the Super Bowl 43 logo.

    It does kinda look like the Bank of America logo.

  • Jason | February 5, 2008 at 1:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”219453″][quote comment=”219440″]Fox Sports Ohio showed Tom Seaver’s perfect game from June 16, 1978.[/quote]

    No-hitter, not perfecto.[/quote]

    My bad!

  • tc | February 5, 2008 at 1:15 pm |

    cool ebay items

    here
    and
    here

  • Charlie | February 5, 2008 at 1:16 pm |

    That website was so much fun to play with. I loved the jive translation…although the fact that moron is available makes it pretty good as well!

  • ryan c #40 | February 5, 2008 at 1:20 pm |

    I promise not to harp on the Super Bowl all week long,
    Okay, then don’t… The Soup was boring until the last five minutes…let’s move onto Suoer Tuesday and uni related fun stuff…
    Quick Poll: In your opinion…
    The ultimate Democratic uni/symbol would be: ????????????
    Gus the Mule???
    http://www.clown-min
    http://www.property-
    The ultimate Republican uni/symbol would be:?????????????
    http://www.philadelp
    http://rightsfield.c
    Thoughts?

    yeah… “harp” on the super bowl all you want. it was a great game, in a great stadium, to close out a highly interisting season! and that is coming from a steelers fan (a fan, that knows we’re toast next season! anyone catch that schedule?!?!). anyways, just because it didn’t end the way some people wanted it to… or your team wasn’t even in it… let people enjoy it for more than just 1 day.

  • Eric | February 5, 2008 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”219332″]Quick question about the use of the word footy.

    I’ve always known that it was called soccer or football. I didn’t ever hear it called “footy.”

    I know that there is an actual sport called footy in Australia, I went to a game while I was there. It’s really Australian rules football, but they call it footy over there. It’s kind of like a mix between Rugby, soccer and american football. They wear much cooler uniforms though. Always stripes galore. They always remind me of vintage basketball uniforms or something.

    I get all excited when I hear “footy” but then open the link and it’s soccer.

    Is it commonly called footy in the rest of the world?[/quote]

    It’s just a slang term. Very common in England.

    If I linked to a picture of NBA players and said it was for “hoops” fans, would you think I was referencing the skirts Paul highlighted a few days ago?

  • Ryan B. | February 5, 2008 at 1:28 pm |

    Nice one-sheet brochure of MLS logos and fonts here (with thanks to Craig Justice). …

    I suppose it’s possible that I’m the only one around here who cares about Major League Soccer, but personally I find this upcoming season’s new shirt font for numbers and letters far inferior to the previous set. Last year’s were simple and easy to read. It’s hard to say about this year’s font, not having seen it on any of the shirts or in action, but I’m imagining that the shirts will be difficult to read.

    Isn’t this just actually a money-maker? Unlike some of the Euro leagues, where there are dozens of popular players, our only superstar is Beckham. All that’s really happened is that everyone who ran out and bought a “BECKHAM 23” shirt last year will go buy a new one this year with the new font.

  • Walaitis | February 5, 2008 at 1:36 pm |

    Speaking of “harps” … and I hope this question isn’t in bad taste, but in regards to Tracy Forrester’s picture: as much as I’d like to think it says “Don’t Cry”, I’m pretty sure it says “Don’t Try”. Am I wrong??? If not, what was the meaning?

    http://a966.ac-image...

  • Kenny | February 5, 2008 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”219450″][quote comment=”219427″][quote comment=”219407″]Anybody see that next year’s super bowl logo was announced last night???

    Boring!!!!![/quote]

    just closing those taggers[/quote]
    Let’s try that again….

    If that’s a stadium, what do they see here?[/quote]

    The Schutt Ion

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”219465″]cool ebay items

    here
    and
    here[/quote]

    and here

  • Roger Faso | February 5, 2008 at 2:03 pm |

    The International Baseball Federation’s Logo looks like a leaping back hand.

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 2:06 pm |

    just trying to picture how this will look on this

    ————

    nyg=nfl champs

  • Myles | February 5, 2008 at 2:06 pm |

    New uniforms for U of MN to be released tomorrow during National Signing Day. MN is a Nike school. A current player revealed to a reporter this week that they will look similar to Virginia Tech unis. Having a hard time imagining what they’ll look like, but most of the incoming recruits have said they love them.

  • Anthony Verna | February 5, 2008 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”219445″][quote comment=”219437″]Interesting concept for next year. Maybe Joe Skiba can look into finding some red paint.

    http://www.myteamspi...

    sure looks like what paul posted in his ESPN column…hmmmm

    exhibit A

    maybe mr. verna can offer some advice[/quote]

    I can’t do advice. :)

    But I can say that I was laughing when I saw the main site linked.

  • KeithS | February 5, 2008 at 2:13 pm |

    Re Charles Bukowski’s epitaph I found this explanation online.

    “According to Linda Lee Bukowski, her husband’s epitaph means something along the lines of “If you spend all your time trying, then all you’re doing is trying. So don’t try. Just do.”

  • Anthony Verna | February 5, 2008 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”219470″]Nice one-sheet brochure of MLS logos and fonts here (with thanks to Craig Justice). …

    I suppose it’s possible that I’m the only one around here who cares about Major League Soccer, but personally I find this upcoming season’s new shirt font for numbers and letters far inferior to the previous set. Last year’s were simple and easy to read. It’s hard to say about this year’s font, not having seen it on any of the shirts or in action, but I’m imagining that the shirts will be difficult to read.

    Isn’t this just actually a money-maker? Unlike some of the Euro leagues, where there are dozens of popular players, our only superstar is Beckham. All that’s really happened is that everyone who ran out and bought a “BECKHAM 23” shirt last year will go buy a new one this year with the new font.[/quote]

    You’re NOT the only one who cares about MLS. However, I do find soccer’s habit of printing a new uniform every year rather annoying.

  • Pat | February 5, 2008 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”219468″][quote comment=”219332″]Quick question about the use of the word footy.

    I’ve always known that it was called soccer or football. I didn’t ever hear it called “footy.”

    I know that there is an actual sport called footy in Australia, I went to a game while I was there. It’s really Australian rules football, but they call it footy over there. It’s kind of like a mix between Rugby, soccer and american football. They wear much cooler uniforms though. Always stripes galore. They always remind me of vintage basketball uniforms or something.

    I get all excited when I hear “footy” but then open the link and it’s soccer.

    Is it commonly called footy in the rest of the world?[/quote]

    It’s just a slang term. Very common in England.

    If I linked to a picture of NBA players and said it was for “hoops” fans, would you think I was referencing the skirts Paul highlighted a few days ago?[/quote]

    No I wouldn’t. But as I said in the comment I had never heard soccer (football) referred to as footy before… that’s why the inquiry. I have heard basketball called hoops before. Big difference there smart guy.

  • Graham | February 5, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”219482″]New uniforms for U of MN to be released tomorrow during National Signing Day. MN is a Nike school. A current player revealed to a reporter this week that they will look similar to Virginia Tech unis. Having a hard time imagining what they’ll look like, but most of the incoming recruits have said they love them.[/quote]

    gotta be better than this

  • TOG | February 5, 2008 at 2:31 pm |

    yeah… “harp” on the super bowl all you want. it was a great game, in a great stadium, to close out a highly interisting season! and that is coming from a steelers fan (a fan, that knows we’re toast next season! anyone catch that schedule?!?!). anyways, just because it didn’t end the way some people wanted it to… or your team wasn’t even in it… let people enjoy it for more than just 1 day.

    snooooooooooozzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

  • hott rodd | February 5, 2008 at 2:37 pm |

    Anybody see that next year’s super bowl logo was announced last night???

    Boring!!!!!

    somewhere KT is banging his head on something hard

    /s’ok big guy…i saw your post friday

    Press release states it’s a ‘representation’ of Raymond James Stadium. Really?? If they think that’s a representation of a stadium, wonder what those executrons see here?

    And yet it is still waaaaay better than the disgusting logo that has prevented me from purchasing any of the Super Bowl Memorbilia that abounds on clearance here in Phoenix…

    ugh pink and teal..

  • scott | February 5, 2008 at 2:38 pm |

    Elvis has left the building.

    According to a friend in Boston, WEEI is reporting that Elvis has left Foxborough for good.

    The Pats will go to an updated version of Patriot Pat next season.

    Sorry, no link as of yet…

  • Pat | February 5, 2008 at 2:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”219500″]Elvis has left the building.

    According to a friend in Boston, WEEI is reporting that Elvis has left Foxborough for good.

    The Pats will go to an updated version of Patriot Pat next season.

    Sorry, no link as of yet…[/quote]

    How sick would that be. I doubt it though. Too much winning associated with Flying Elvis. But this news would brighten an otherwise dreadful week for a Pats fan.

  • Josh Williams | February 5, 2008 at 2:49 pm |

    Little bit of adidas logo creep on Dale Jr’s new racing suit (not sure of the correct term) in this video

  • MPowers1634 | February 5, 2008 at 2:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”219399″]is that ref jack pardee?[/quote]

    Good call, but I think it’s this dude,Matt Walsh, who was in Old School with Ferrell. He’s the guy that works with The godfather and “Hates Golf”.

  • MPowers1634 | February 5, 2008 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”219452″]That whole thing about Kirby Puckett and Cal Ripken wearing #32…. Could it be that these are “generic” numbers to wear on merchandise that isn’t “officially sanctioned” by the Player’s Association? It is always fun to see athletes in TV commercials wearing uniforms that in no way come close to what they wear in real life but they are playing their sport (i.e. Nolan Ryan, Shaq, etc) so maybe this is all tied in together?[/quote]

    One of the worst that I have ever seen, because it actuallt does resemble the unis of the Heat.

  • Paul Lukas | February 5, 2008 at 2:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”219473″]Speaking of “harps” … and I hope this question isn’t in bad taste, but in regards to Tracy Forrester’s picture: as much as I’d like to think it says “Don’t Cry”, I’m pretty sure it says “Don’t Try”. Am I wrong??? If not, what was the meaning?

    http://a966.ac-image...

    Chuck Bukowski’s gravestone does indeed read, “Don’t Try.” It refers to one of his famous quotes:

    “Somebody at one of these places asked me: What do you do? How do you write, create? You don’t, I told them. You don’t try. That’s very important: not to try, either for Cadillacs, creation or immortality. You wait, and if nothing happens, you wait some more. It’s like a bug high on the wall. You wait for it to come to you. When it gets close enough you reach out, slap out and kill it. Or if you like its looks, you make a pet out of it.”

  • JK | February 5, 2008 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”219452″]That whole thing about Kirby Puckett and Cal Ripken wearing #32…. Could it be that these are “generic” numbers to wear on merchandise that isn’t “officially sanctioned” by the Player’s Association? It is always fun to see athletes in TV commercials wearing uniforms that in no way come close to what they wear in real life but they are playing their sport (i.e. Nolan Ryan, Shaq, etc) so maybe this is all tied in together?[/quote]

    I thought of that too. It is a great point but you would think there would be enough pictures taken of Cal throughout his career in his own jersey for the HOF to use for their induction program cover. This baffles me.

  • Chad G | February 5, 2008 at 3:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”219500″]Elvis has left the building.

    According to a friend in Boston, WEEI is reporting that Elvis has left Foxborough for good.

    The Pats will go to an updated version of Patriot Pat next season.

    Sorry, no link as of yet…[/quote]

    Are you sure? I’m pretty sure there was a report this past fall that the Pats would wear the red throwbacks again next season, which would obviously include the Pat Patriot white helmets.

  • Mike D | February 5, 2008 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”219251″]Besides the Premier League and the MLS, what other leagues / sports standardize the numbers and NOB’s for every team? I don’t think La Liga in Spain, or Serie A in Italy prescribe to this practice. I am sure there are many that do, I just can’t think of them now…[/quote]

    Liga bwin.com in Portugal have a standard font that’s worn by most clubs.

  • scott | February 5, 2008 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”219516″][quote comment=”219500″]Elvis has left the building.

    According to a friend in Boston, WEEI is reporting that Elvis has left Foxborough for good.

    The Pats will go to an updated version of Patriot Pat next season.

    Sorry, no link as of yet…[/quote]

    Are you sure? I’m pretty sure there was a report this past fall that the Pats would wear the red throwbacks again next season, which would obviously include the Pat Patriot white helmets.[/quote]

    No, I’m sure…I’m simply going off the report my friend heard. I’m looking into a link.

    Obviously, if this report is false you all reserve the right to flog me.

    :)

  • Shaftman | February 5, 2008 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”219527″][quote comment=”219516″][quote comment=”219500″]Elvis has left the building.

    According to a friend in Boston, WEEI is reporting that Elvis has left Foxborough for good.

    The Pats will go to an updated version of Patriot Pat next season.

    Sorry, no link as of yet…[/quote]

    Are you sure? I’m pretty sure there was a report this past fall that the Pats would wear the red throwbacks again next season, which would obviously include the Pat Patriot white helmets.[/quote]

    No, I’m sure…I’m simply going off the report my friend heard. I’m looking into a link.

    Obviously, if this report is false you all reserve the right to flog me.

    :)[/quote]

    My guess would be that he heard that they might have a throwback with Pat Patriot. I would seriously doubt that if they were planning a complete redesign that it would not have leaked by now.

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 3:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”219473″]Speaking of “harps” … and I hope this question isn’t in bad taste, but in regards to Tracy Forrester’s picture: as much as I’d like to think it says “Don’t Cry”, I’m pretty sure it says “Don’t Try”. Am I wrong??? If not, what was the meaning?[/quote]

    don’t try

  • Pete | February 5, 2008 at 3:49 pm |

    Manchester City has unveiled their commemorative shirts for the game against United this weekend.

    http://i27.tinypic.c...

    No sponsor logo (not even the manufacturer, Le Coq Sportif).

  • Brian from Short Island | February 5, 2008 at 3:52 pm |

    Does this mean Red Bulls are switching to a red home shirt (again)?

  • Roger Faso | February 5, 2008 at 3:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”219492″]OMFG!
    No wonder curling is in trouble![/quote]

    That is an outrage.

  • Anthony Verna | February 5, 2008 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”219537″]Manchester City has unveiled their commemorative shirts for the game against United this weekend.

    http://i27.tinypic.c...

    No sponsor logo (not even the manufacturer, Le Coq Sportif).[/quote]

    Now THAT’s what I’m talking about. Those look good.

  • Geeman | February 5, 2008 at 4:17 pm |

    As for the UCLA gold jersey:

    You had a comment and picture about this a few months ago. Actually, the jersey was worn Dec. 22, 1990, at home. The coach got a lot of flak for it. Later in the 1990s UCLA work black alternates on the road, which got even more flak; and in 2000 wore a dark blue with UCLA blue and gold trim on the road against USC. The UCLA bookstore was selling the dark blue jerseys until about 2003, if I recall.

  • DJ | February 5, 2008 at 4:32 pm |

    Does this mean Red Bulls are switching to a red home shirt (again)?

    No, the Red Bulls will wear a white shirt with red numbers at home. I think they will wear an all-navy blue uniform with white numbers as their change kit, but I am not certain.

  • KT | February 5, 2008 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”219432″]Ugh. Lester Hayes looks like an Elephant with a cold sneezed on him. Bleah.[/quote]

    THAT’S NOT SNOT!

    AHHHHHHHHH!!!

  • Mike | February 5, 2008 at 4:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”219537″]Manchester City has unveiled their commemorative shirts for the game against United this weekend.

    http://i27.tinypic.c...

    No sponsor logo (not even the manufacturer, Le Coq Sportif).[/quote]

    You can see a small Le Coq on Micah Richards right shoulder.

  • KT | February 5, 2008 at 4:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”219470″]I suppose it’s possible that I’m the only one around here who cares about Major League Soccer, but personally I find this upcoming season’s new shirt font for numbers and letters far inferior to the previous set.[/quote]

    You’re not the only one.

    And I agree with you. This font set is really bad. I can’t understand why they went to this. It’s faux-rollerball stuff. Just terrible.

  • todd krevanchi | February 5, 2008 at 4:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”219510″][quote comment=”219399″]is that ref jack pardee?[/quote]

    Good call, but I think it’s this dude,Matt Walsh, who was in Old School with Ferrell. He’s the guy that works with The godfather and “Hates Golf”.[/quote]

    and the one who was a former patriots videographer.

  • steve | February 5, 2008 at 4:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”219556″][quote comment=”219537″]Manchester City has unveiled their commemorative shirts for the game against United this weekend.

    http://i27.tinypic.c...

    No sponsor logo (not even the manufacturer, Le Coq Sportif).[/quote]

    You can see a small Le Coq on Micah Richards right shoulder.[/quote]
    Looks more like a memorial ribbon than a rooster

  • Zach | February 5, 2008 at 4:59 pm |

    Does anyone have any links or photos of UCLA’s black alternate basketball jerseys from around 5 years ago?

  • todd krevanchi | February 5, 2008 at 5:06 pm |

    here is a pic of their navy alternate, script font and football typography.
    from 11/10/00
    http://farm3.static....

  • =bg= | February 5, 2008 at 5:09 pm |

    Ah I remember that “C” on Davey’s jersey. The Montgomery Inn Boathouse has a TON of sports memorabilia. GREAT ribs, too.

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 5:16 pm |

    here’s an article on the black ucla unis

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 5:21 pm |

    i need some help…

    what color is this uni?

  • Patrick | February 5, 2008 at 5:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”219568″]here’s an article on the black ucla unis[/quote]

    “I know tradition is important, especially at UCLA, but change is positive. Though the powder blue and gold uniforms mean a tremendous amount sentimentally, the fact remains that they are not very aesthetically pleasing.”

    Wow, the kid who wrote that CLEARLY doesn’t Get It!

  • Mike Engle | February 5, 2008 at 5:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”219569″]i need some help…

    what color is this uni?[/quote]
    That would be the BLACK FSU Unconquered uniform.

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 5:31 pm |
  • Jeff I. | February 5, 2008 at 5:32 pm |

    Pat Patriot is returning as the Pats’ alternate in 2009, replacing the silvers.

  • Patrick | February 5, 2008 at 5:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”219575″]Pat Patriot is returning as the Pats’ alternate in 2009, replacing the silvers.[/quote]

    Well, that’s all the proof I need.

  • Mike Engle | February 5, 2008 at 5:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”219575″]Pat Patriot is returning as the Pats’ alternate in 2009, replacing the silvers.[/quote]
    Thus ruining any chance whatsoever of a Patriots perfect regular season.

  • Patrick | February 5, 2008 at 5:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”219577″][quote comment=”219575″]Pat Patriot is returning as the Pats’ alternate in 2009, replacing the silvers.[/quote]

    Well, that’s all the proof I need.[/quote]

    Oops, I misread that. Sorry.

    I thought it was another unsupported post saying the Pats were dropping Elvis in favor of Pat full time.

  • Dan King | February 5, 2008 at 5:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”219557″][quote comment=”219470″]I suppose it’s possible that I’m the only one around here who cares about Major League Soccer, but personally I find this upcoming season’s new shirt font for numbers and letters far inferior to the previous set.[/quote]

    You’re not the only one.

    And I agree with you. This font set is really bad. I can’t understand why they went to this. It’s faux-rollerball stuff. Just terrible.[/quote]
    part of the reason people don’t care is b/c its easier for me to watch games from europe than the mls even though i live 2 hours from columbus. kind of sad if you think about it.

  • DonD | February 5, 2008 at 5:38 pm |

    Here’s a link to the leaked “New Patriot”

  • DonD | February 5, 2008 at 5:39 pm |

    Try again.

  • DonD | February 5, 2008 at 5:40 pm |
  • TOG | February 5, 2008 at 5:44 pm |

    A bad idea. The Charlotte Bobcats Checkboard limited edition jersey? Where Stupid Happens.

    http://store.nba.com...

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | February 5, 2008 at 5:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”219492″]OMFG!
    No wonder curling is in trouble![/quote]

    What bullshit! Does anyone know exactly why the Alberta Curling Federation has a problem with the uniforms? Perhaps we can all contact the Alberta Curling Federation and voice our displeasure at their bullshit policies?

  • KT | February 5, 2008 at 5:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”219579″]part of the reason people don’t care is b/c its easier for me to watch games from europe than the mls even though i live 2 hours from columbus. kind of sad if you think about it.[/quote]

    So you always base things just based on how easy they are?

    People find a way to do stuff that’s important to them, even if it’s not easy. The problem is that MLS isn’t important to enough people. And I’m not just talking about someone two hours away from the stadium, we don’t expect to get a lot of results from out there.

    And it’s not all because it’s easier to watch games from Europe. I don’t know how it’s “easier,” anyway, considering you can just as easily see MLS on television as the EPL or Serie A or La Liga (maybe more easily, seeing as how ESPN2 is in more households than Fox Soccer Channel or GolTV and if you’ve got FSC, you can watch MLS every week anyway).

    But if you need an excuse, whatever.

  • KT | February 5, 2008 at 6:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”219572″][quote comment=”219568″]here’s an article on the black ucla unis[/quote]

    “I know tradition is important, especially at UCLA, but change is positive. Though the powder blue and gold uniforms mean a tremendous amount sentimentally, the fact remains that they are not very aesthetically pleasing.”

    Wow, the kid who wrote that CLEARLY doesn’t Get It![/quote]

    And he is/was “a seasoned sports journalist.” Please. Render unto me a frigging break. You were a college kid at the Daily Bruin. Nobody at the Daily Bruin (or the Independent Florida Alligator or Your School Here Daily Rag) is a seasoned anything. You’re a kid.

    BTW, nice Friendster page. Very seasoned.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | February 5, 2008 at 6:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”219587″][quote comment=”219492″]OMFG!
    No wonder curling is in trouble![/quote]

    What bullshit! Does anyone know exactly why the Alberta Curling Federation has a problem with the uniforms? Perhaps we can all contact the Alberta Curling Federation and voice our displeasure at their bullshit policies?[/quote]

    Here are the policies of the Alberta Curling Federation.

    “D. Crests, Logos, Embroidery, etc. (See Appendix E)

    Allowed: – Competitor’s name
    – Regional Association/Current Event Sponsors’ crests from previous championships. Previous regional crests, if worn, must appear on right chest or sleeve only
    – Home Curling Club crests are also allowed on sleeves of outer garments
    – Super league, zone league, and other crests are not permitted
    – Garment manufacturer’s logo on golf shirts or jackets (total
    surface area of 4 sq. in.)
    – Crests or embroidery denoting previous CCA curling achievements, eg. “Canadian Curling Champion,” National Team Program,” etc.
    – One team sponsor crest on each sleeve to a total surface area of 16 square inches. MULTIPLE CRESTS PER SLEEVE NOT ALLOWED – sleeve cresting can be varied, up to eight (8) crests per team (Provincial title sponsor crests must be worn on left chest, if provided)
    – If jacket and Association/Current Event Sponsor crest removed, no other cresting/logos should be visible
    – Regional association crests must be worn on right chest
    – Competitors will be allowed to wear one sponsor’s crest (maximum size 8.5”x11”) on the back of their jacket, sweater or vest. If title sponsor crest is provided, then team sponsor cannot conflict. The back sponsor cresting position must be the same for all team members.
    – (If a team wears vests instead of jackets, one team sponsor crest of a total surface area of 16 square inches may be visible on each sleeve of the undergarment. If vest removed, team sponsor cresting must not be showing.)

    Disallowed: Any crest, logos, embroidery, etc. not specifically allowed above. Junior and Juvenile competitors see section “M” (pg 10) for special rule. This applies to all clothing and equipment. Where this section conflicts with any other provisions in this guide, this section takes precedence. Tape is not to be used to cover cresting (similar material of same color may be tailored in a professional manner to cover existing cresting). Team sponsor cresting will only be allowed when the Regional Association/Current Event Sponsor crests (if provided) are visible.”

    I am guessing this whole banishment has to do with patches and their placement on the sweaters.

  • Dan King | February 5, 2008 at 6:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”219588″][quote comment=”219579″]part of the reason people don’t care is b/c its easier for me to watch games from europe than the mls even though i live 2 hours from columbus. kind of sad if you think about it.[/quote]

    So you always base things just based on how easy they are?

    People find a way to do stuff that’s important to them, even if it’s not easy. The problem is that MLS isn’t important to enough people. And I’m not just talking about someone two hours away from the stadium, we don’t expect to get a lot of results from out there.

    And it’s not all because it’s easier to watch games from Europe. I don’t know how it’s “easier,” anyway, considering you can just as easily see MLS on television as the EPL or Serie A or La Liga (maybe more easily, seeing as how ESPN2 is in more households than Fox Soccer Channel or GolTV and if you’ve got FSC, you can watch MLS every week anyway).

    But if you need an excuse, whatever.[/quote]

    hey, screw you jackass. i have to watch soccer online since i don’t get any of the above channels here at college. and if you think i always took the easy way out why the hell would i be going to school at CWRU, one of the hardest in the country.

  • Al Gruwell | February 5, 2008 at 6:26 pm |

    Thanks posters of #59, #61, and #73.
    I knew there had to be a reason for the capital-capital D.
    Every year I dread the Iowa high school volleyball tourney coming to Cedar Rapids, as it is dominated by western Iowa schools with girls like Kooima, VandeVenter and VanEtc.
    Typing in the boxscores from the matches is a nightmare. Good volleyball, though.

  • James Craven | February 5, 2008 at 6:27 pm |

    Oakland Athletics have announced their promotion schedule, and on five dates from May through September, the team will wear a jersey from one of the five decades thay’s been on the West Side of San Francisco Bay.

    MAY – 1968.
    JUNE – 1972-74.
    JULY – 1980’s
    AUGUST – 1990’s
    SEPTEMBER – 2000’s

    In addition, the May 1968 jersey game will have a promotion where the first 10,000 fans 21 and older (and you’ll understand why that age) will recieve a Bert Campaneris replica jersey compliments of a local casino.

  • Jeff I. | February 5, 2008 at 6:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”219580″][quote comment=”219577″][quote comment=”219575″]Pat Patriot is returning as the Pats’ alternate in 2009, replacing the silvers.[/quote]

    Well, that’s all the proof I need.[/quote]

    Oops, I misread that. Sorry.

    I thought it was another unsupported post saying the Pats were dropping Elvis in favor of Pat full time.[/quote]
    It was reported on this site a few months ago based on a blog post from one of the patriots.com beat writers.

  • Art | February 5, 2008 at 7:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”219563″]Does anyone have any links or photos of UCLA’s black alternate basketball jerseys from around 5 years ago?[/quote]

    Here’s the UCLA black alternate that the same site is selling.

  • Art | February 5, 2008 at 7:02 pm |

    And UCLA’s Blue alternate for good measure!

  • James Craven | February 5, 2008 at 7:07 pm |

    And the Cleveland Indians will trot out their 1970’s “bloodclot” duds June 14th vs. the Padres.

  • Zilla05 | February 5, 2008 at 7:11 pm |

    Re: Ripken

    A common practice during photo day is to have several generic/blank jerseys available so that players can easily be photographed without hauling a whole teams’ worth of jerseys.

    This particular shot from the HOF program was taken during the Orioles’ photo shoot in March, 1999, and clearly was never meant to have that particular crop used. In that shoot, you can also see Albert Belle sporting a #37 jersey, and a shot of Ripken without the offending jersey tucked in. Some players have their correct jerseys on, but most used in the shot were numbers in their 30s, regardless of actual numbers. However, the HOF probably just used his head shot without realizing their error until it was too late.

  • Daniel Taborga | February 5, 2008 at 7:42 pm |

    The stencils feel all wrong. I would expect only 0, 6, 8, and 9 to require faux-stencil gaps. The number 3 can be cut out of a material with no problem, but numbers with circles in them require something to hold the color screen in place–otherwise a stencil 0 would look like a large, solid color oval and 8 would look like two stacked, solid ovals. They basically took all 10 numbers and applied white lines to the top and bottom. Kinda lame and definitely stupid, not good.

  • Jay | February 5, 2008 at 7:56 pm |

    One thing I noticed about the new font type for the MLS…it appears to be the same, if not VERY similar font type to what one David Beckham wore with Real Madrid. The league is really doing everything they can to try and make him comfortable…

    Probably just an Adidas thing though.

  • Elliott | February 5, 2008 at 7:59 pm |

    Nice to see the picture of one of my favourite all-time Dolphins.

    Vern den Herder.

    Also… nice to see DEs wearing 80s. Something nice and classical about that. With Vern and Bill Stanfill wearing 83/84 respectively, they had it spot on!

  • Jay | February 5, 2008 at 8:00 pm |

    One thing I noticed about the new font type for the MLS…it appears to be the same, if not VERY similar font type to what one David Beckham wore with Real Madrid. The league is really doing everything they can to try and make him comfortable…


    Probably just an Adidas thing though.

  • who cares | February 5, 2008 at 8:56 pm |

    Concerned citizens of Uniwatchia, you can now have your voices heard on the topic of next year’s Tampa Super Bowl logo!!! Choose wisely because the fate of the democratic world depends on your thoughtful exercise of franchise.

  • Mike Engle | February 5, 2008 at 8:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”219251″]Besides the Premier League and the MLS, what other leagues / sports standardize the numbers and NOB’s for every team? I don’t think La Liga in Spain, or Serie A in Italy prescribe to this practice. I am sure there are many that do, I just can’t think of them now…[/quote]
    Not quite what you’re asking, but interesting nonetheless: in the UEFA Champions League, certain clubs are not allowed to use their fonts because of league rules, e.g.: Chelsea may only the EPL font against another EPL team in a sanctioned EPL match. So what is the alternative? A common font by manufacturer, of course. One year, Chelsea and Liverpool, for example, both had the “Old Toronto Blue Jays” font that was also featured on France’s, Japan’s, and Germany’s 2006 World Cup teams, among others. The common denominator? Adidas.

  • MPowers1634 | February 5, 2008 at 8:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”219573″][quote comment=”219569″]i need some help…

    what color is this uni?[/quote]
    That would be the BLACK FSU Unconquered uniform.[/quote]

    I’ve heard rumors about these being more green than Black!

  • Lee | February 5, 2008 at 9:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”219627″]One thing I noticed about the new font type for the MLS…it appears to be the same, if not VERY similar font type to what one David Beckham wore with Real Madrid. The league is really doing everything they can to try and make him comfortable…

    Probably just an Adidas thing though.[/quote]

    much closer to the old puma numbers

    has nothing to do with becks

  • Lee | February 5, 2008 at 9:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”219559″][quote comment=”219556″][quote comment=”219537″]Manchester City has unveiled their commemorative shirts for the game against United this weekend.

    http://i27.tinypic.c...

    No sponsor logo (not even the manufacturer, Le Coq Sportif).[/quote]

    You can see a small Le Coq on Micah Richards right shoulder.[/quote]
    Looks more like a memorial ribbon than a rooster[/quote]

    yep. its a small black memorial ribbon. details here

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 9:45 pm |

    the old exploding ball trick…

    works every time

  • lwiedy | February 5, 2008 at 9:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”219476″][quote comment=”219465″]cool ebay items

    here
    and
    here[/quote]

    and here[/quote]

    or here:
    http://i256.photobuc...

  • dond | February 5, 2008 at 9:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”219607″]Oakland Athletics have announced their promotion schedule, and on five dates from May through September, the team will wear a jersey from one of the five decades thay’s been on the West Side of San Francisco Bay.

    MAY – 1968.
    JUNE – 1972-74.
    JULY – 1980’s
    AUGUST – 1990’s
    SEPTEMBER – 2000’s

    In addition, the May 1968 jersey game will have a promotion where the first 10,000 fans 21 and older (and you’ll understand why that age) will recieve a Bert Campaneris replica jersey compliments of a local casino.[/quote]
    The A’s are on the east side of the Bay.

  • diz | February 5, 2008 at 10:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”219642″][quote comment=”219251″]Besides the Premier League and the MLS, what other leagues / sports standardize the numbers and NOB’s for every team? I don’t think La Liga in Spain, or Serie A in Italy prescribe to this practice. I am sure there are many that do, I just can’t think of them now…[/quote]
    Not quite what you’re asking, but interesting nonetheless: in the UEFA Champions League, certain clubs are not allowed to use their fonts because of league rules, e.g.: Chelsea may only the EPL font against another EPL team in a sanctioned EPL match. So what is the alternative? A common font by manufacturer, of course. One year, Chelsea and Liverpool, for example, both had the “Old Toronto Blue Jays” font that was also featured on France’s, Japan’s, and Germany’s 2006 World Cup teams, among others. The common denominator? Adidas.[/quote]

    It’s more the other way around – it’s not that they’re not allowed to use the Premier League font in Europe, it’s that they are forced to in domestic competition. At the moment, Europe is a free for all so teams go with whatever the manufacturer wants them to go with.

  • S. Bennett | February 5, 2008 at 10:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”219642″][quote comment=”219251″]Besides the Premier League and the MLS, what other leagues / sports standardize the numbers and NOB’s for every team? I don’t think La Liga in Spain, or Serie A in Italy prescribe to this practice. I am sure there are many that do, I just can’t think of them now…[/quote]
    Not quite what you’re asking, but interesting nonetheless: in the UEFA Champions League, certain clubs are not allowed to use their fonts because of league rules, e.g.: Chelsea may only the EPL font against another EPL team in a sanctioned EPL match. So what is the alternative? A common font by manufacturer, of course. One year, Chelsea and Liverpool, for example, both had the “Old Toronto Blue Jays” font that was also featured on France’s, Japan’s, and Germany’s 2006 World Cup teams, among others. The common denominator? Adidas.[/quote]

    The number and font is all part of the league brand. You turn on the TV and see a blue team vs. a red/white striped team. Could be any league in the world. The numbers are more quickly identifiable than the crests or even faces of the players.

    All major manufacturers have their own fashion fonts, which of course can be as distinct an identifier as stripes on sleeves or swooshy bits everywhere else.

    SB

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 10:30 pm |

    let me ask this one a different way: green or black?

    what color?

    same photo…unretouched…but with a border:

    what color?

    i swear it’s green

  • Lee | February 5, 2008 at 10:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”219674″]let me ask this one a different way: green or black?

    what color?

    same photo…unretouched…but with a border:

    what color?

    i swear it’s green[/quote]

    its black, just a horrible photoshop job by FSU.

    here’s what they look like in real life

  • Randy Williams | February 5, 2008 at 10:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”219674″]let me ask this one a different way: green or black?

    what color?

    same photo…unretouched…but with a border:

    what color?

    i swear it’s green[/quote]
    Did you invent the Motivational Poster? My life coach just loves your work if so.

  • Mike Engle | February 5, 2008 at 10:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”219674″]let me ask this one a different way: green or black?

    what color?

    same photo…unretouched…but with a border:

    what color?

    i swear it’s green[/quote]
    It’s not up for debate. I know it’s supposed to be black, and it is. Maybe the light in the photo or the glare on your monitor is messing up the black, but it is black. End of story. Note that I’m not attacking your eyesight. My mom works with textiles; I learned from her that black is a wildly inconsistent color. Black is not always black, unless you establish a hexadecimal code. Then it would be consistent. I will even agree that the pants look more black than the jerseys. But they are black too.

  • KT | February 5, 2008 at 10:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”219605″]hey, screw you jackass. i have to watch soccer online since i don’t get any of the above channels here at college. [/quote]

    You can see MLS online, too, genius. You’d figure someone at one of the hardest schools in the country would be able to figure it out if you can figure out how to watch Euro soccer online.

    You’re a Eurosnob. Quite frankly, we don’t need you.

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 10:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”219676″][quote comment=”219674″]let me ask this one a different way: green or black?

    what color?

    same photo…unretouched…but with a border:

    what color?

    i swear it’s green[/quote]

    its black, just a horrible photoshop job by FSU.

    here’s what they look like in real life[/quote]

    wow…those sure look black…thanks

    but…

    these different websites ALL SHOW the same nike mock-up

    pisses me off

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 10:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”219676″][quote comment=”219674″]let me ask this one a different way: green or black?

    what color?

    same photo…unretouched…but with a border:

    what color?

    i swear it’s green[/quote]

    its black, just a horrible photoshop job by FSU.

    here’s what they look like in real life[/quote]

    wow…those sure look black…thanks

    but…

    these different websites ALL SHOW the same nike mock-up

    pisses me off

  • FriarBolt | February 5, 2008 at 11:03 pm |

    Okay, so none of that is uni-related, but I still think it’s really cool. I may just have to book a JetBlue flight for next year’s Super Bowl.
    I work for JetBlue so it is fun to see that we got a mention on the only website I visit every day. No one wants to fly during the Super Bowl, so we try to make it a good time for people stuck on a plane when they would rather be in the comfort of their homes watching the game.

  • LI Phil | February 5, 2008 at 11:12 pm |

    [quote]Did you invent the Motivational Poster? My life coach just loves your work if so.[/quote]

    don’t worry randy, that’s the last one of those im doing…i just wanted to show the photo against a black background

    unless your life coach wants me to make one for you

  • Jason | February 5, 2008 at 11:39 pm |
  • Dan King | February 6, 2008 at 12:03 am |

    [quote comment=”219681″][quote comment=”219605″]hey, screw you jackass. i have to watch soccer online since i don’t get any of the above channels here at college. [/quote]

    You can see MLS online, too, genius. You’d figure someone at one of the hardest schools in the country would be able to figure it out if you can figure out how to watch Euro soccer online.

    You’re a Eurosnob. Quite frankly, we don’t need you.[/quote]
    you know what show me how and i’d be glad to watch mls, or do you not know either? and maybe people don’t like watching mls b/c they have to deal with assholes, i mean fans, like you. the last thing the sport needs is to have fans drive others away.

  • Mike Engle | February 6, 2008 at 12:21 am |

    Pau Gasol, still #16.

  • LI Phil | February 6, 2008 at 12:23 am |

    [quote comment=”219705″]you know what show me how and i’d be glad to watch mls, or do you not know either? and maybe people don’t like watching mls b/c they have to deal with assholes, i mean fans, like you.[/quote]

    try this

    i googled “how do i watch mls soccer online”

  • Graham | February 6, 2008 at 12:38 am |

    [quote comment=”219596″][quote comment=”219587″][quote comment=”219492″]OMFG!
    No wonder curling is in trouble![/quote]

    What bullshit! Does anyone know exactly why the Alberta Curling Federation has a problem with the uniforms? Perhaps we can all contact the Alberta Curling Federation and voice our displeasure at their bullshit policies?[/quote]

    Here are the policies of the Alberta Curling Federation.

    I am guessing this whole banishment has to do with patches and their placement on the sweaters.[/quote]

    But how idiotic is it to pull this sort of crap. I mean, they’re worse than the NFL. And we’re not talking about the Brier–it’s just the freaking provincial playdowns. Are they even televised.
    As a twentysomething in Canada, this just seems to me to be more of the same from a sport that is stuck in a rut so deep that they don’t even realize that they’re killing what little press they get. Considering how terribly curling is marketed (think 10 teams with 10 identical uniforms at the Scotties/Brier, and the same laughable theme songs rehashed ever year) I’m amazed the sport still exists. Sure, a lot of the best players are tubby heptogenarians, but why would you prevent the youth of the sport from paying homage to the sport’s deep cultural history. This is why curling isn’t taken seriously anywhere else on the planet. I’m amazed it’s still an olympic sport.

  • Stan aka the took | February 6, 2008 at 1:35 am |

    [quote comment=”219588″][quote comment=”219579″]part of the reason people don’t care is b/c its easier for me to watch games from europe than the mls even though i live 2 hours from columbus. kind of sad if you think about it.[/quote]

    So you always base things just based on how easy they are?

    People find a way to do stuff that’s important to them, even if it’s not easy. The problem is that MLS isn’t important to enough people. And I’m not just talking about someone two hours away from the stadium, we don’t expect to get a lot of results from out there.

    And it’s not all because it’s easier to watch games from Europe. I don’t know how it’s “easier,” anyway, considering you can just as easily see MLS on television as the EPL or Serie A or La Liga (maybe more easily, seeing as how ESPN2 is in more households than Fox Soccer Channel or GolTV and if you’ve got FSC, you can watch MLS every week anyway).

    But if you need an excuse, whatever.[/quote]

    I’ve tried watching MLS… but compared to La Liga, EPL even the German league you can’t compare MLS is just so damn boring, the style of play has no flavor.

  • James Craven | February 6, 2008 at 7:00 am |

    And Shaq will more than likely be a Sun before the week is out.

    Will he get #32 or #34 is the burning (pun intended) question?