F U Cn Rd Ths, Y’re 2 Cls 2 Mchl Phlps’s Crtch

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My knowledge of competitive swimming is pretty limited: I know that Mark Spitz won a shitload of gold medals in 1972, that for a while you couldn’t talk about the East German women’s team without using the term “saliva test,” and that swimmers go through more razor blades than the average person.

But I know a whooooooole lot more about swimming today than I did a day ago — a lot more than I want to know, frankly. For starters, I know that Australia’s Leisel Jones has a bit of back flab. I also know that America’s Amanda Beard definitely isn’t living up to her name. And I learned three things about superduperstar Michael Phelps: 1) He’s got a Christ complex; 2) he’s got the Olympic rings tattooed onto his right hip; and 3) well, see for yourself.

I know all of this, and more, thanks to Speedo, which unveiled its new LZR Racer swimsuit all over the world yesterday. According to this article (which was accompanied by a photo that appears to have been heavily Photoshopped in at least one crucial aspect), the suit has 10% less passive drag than Speedo’s previous Olympic model. And let’s face it, it’s pretty obvious which body part is providing the drag.

More than 50 countries are expected to wear the suit at the Olympics later this year, but the suit will make its competitive debut this weekend at the Missouri Grand Prix. Which just goes to show another thing I just learned: Who knew there were swimming pools in Missouri?

It’s bad enough that they’re rolling out a swimsuit that leaves so little to the imagination, but the name “LZR Racer” surely sets a new standard for loathsome branding. So I was amused to see that the USA Today article kept referring to the suit as “Lzr,” with only one capital letter, which no doubt annoyed the crap out of everyone at the Speedo offices. Or at least I hope it did.

(Thanks to Jeremy Brahm and bench coach Bryan Redemske for their contributions to today’s entry.)

Uni Watch News Ticker: Yesterday I ran this photo, which led some readers to track down this page, which in turn led to some chatter in the comments section about $32 being a lot to pay for a T-shirt (which just goes to show that Jews really do hate to pay retail). And that in turn has led PopJudaica.com founder Sara Schwimmer to offer a $5 discount on the Jeter shirt to Uni Watch readers — just use discount code “J4J” when checking out, now through March 1st. … There’ll be one less captain’s “C” on the baseball diamond this year, now that Mike Sweeney has officially left the Royals. … Everyone knows how much I like stripes, but the Mayfield, Ohio, high school girls’ swim team is a bit much, even for me (thanks, Vince). … Matt Mitchell reports that the Royals are gonna hit the ground running with their powder blues. … Andrew Schall notes that Pitt’s Ronald Ramon, who was born in the Dominican Republic, has the Dominican flag on his socks, while his teammates just have the Adidas logo. … “Check out this pic from an interview with Devin Hester,” writes Brendon Yarian. He’s wearing Philly gear!” … I’m not sure what I like more about the 1937 movie Idol of the Crowd — that it features classic hockey uniforms, or that its plot summary on IMDB.com begins with “Johnny Hanson wants to make enough money to enlarge his chicken farm.” Full synopsis here (awesome find by Matt Mitchell). … “With the recent unsettled form of the England national soccer team, quite a few supporters from different clubs are touting their goalies as ‘England’s No. 1,’ ” writes John O’Neill. “But West Ham United’s goalie, Robert Green, was recently spotted wearing gloves with ‘England’s No. 6′ emblazoned on them.” … Gotta love this (nice find by Zac Neubauer). … Very good article and accompanying video here about the Sacramento Kings’ equipment manager (with thanks to Clark Farrand). … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Excellent article about the United States seal available here. … Someone really ought to bid on this. … Really interesting jersey worn by the Myrtle team, who were 1904 amateur champions in Detroit (with thanks to photo guru Dave Eskenazi). … If you think the Lakers’ throwback short shorts were too revealing, check out the Seahawks’ 1981 training camp! That shot is taken from this awesome video clip (great find by Ricardo Almonte). … What is it about athletes wearing No. 32, even if it’s not their regular uni number? First it was Kirby Puckett, then Cal Ripken, and now Todd Krevanchi has turned up an old shot of Chris Webber wearing 32. “Is 32 a universally accepted jersey number for generic media shots?” he asks. Good question — anyone..?

 

201 comments to F U Cn Rd Ths, Y’re 2 Cls 2 Mchl Phlps’s Crtch

  • BobA | February 13, 2008 at 8:30 am |

    Paul:
    Did you intend for the Michael Phelps info to appear in both the entry and the ticker?

  • Paul Lukas | February 13, 2008 at 8:32 am |

    [quote comment=”223853″]Paul:
    Did you intend for the Michael Phelps info to appear in both the entry and the ticker?[/quote]

    Shit, I’d meant to delete the Ticker mention. Thanks for reminding me!

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | February 13, 2008 at 8:38 am |

    Let’s hear it for Uno the beagle. Thank God it wasn’t one of the poodles!

  • Jim | February 13, 2008 at 8:39 am |

    Wonder if I’ll get fired for looking at all those swimming pictures at work? If anyting, they’ll wonder what the hell I was looking at.

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | February 13, 2008 at 8:41 am |

    Single worst uniform, in any sport, of all time.

  • Hed-Bone11 | February 13, 2008 at 8:43 am |

    “Check out this pic from an interview with Devon Hester,” writes Brendon Yarian

    I don’t have any pics but while watching NFL Network’s Pro Bowl coverage last week they also showed T.O. in an Eagles visor and Chad Johnson wearing a Ravens hat.

  • Hed-Bone11 | February 13, 2008 at 8:44 am |

    …and I think it’s actually spelled Devin Hester

  • […] Paul Lukas wrote a fantastic post today on “FU Cn Rd Ths, Yâre 2 Cls 2 Mchl Phlpsâs Crtch”Here’s ONLY a quick extractVery good article and accompanying video here about the Sacramento Kings’ equipment manager (with thanks to Clark Farrand). … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Excellent article about the United States seal available here. … […]

  • Brendon Yarian | February 13, 2008 at 8:50 am |

    …and I think it’s actually spelled Devin Hester

    Yeah sorry about the misspelling, I was in a hurry.

    -B

  • teamcinnamon | February 13, 2008 at 9:00 am |

    Note to self: Do not, under any circumstances, watch any men’s swimming event, in the Olympics or otherwise. It doesn’t matter if it’s the only thing remotely sports-related on TV – that’s why there’s 150 other cable channels available.

  • BobA | February 13, 2008 at 9:01 am |

    [quote comment=”223858″]Let’s hear it for Uno the beagle. Thank God it wasn’t one of the poodles![/quote]

    As soon as I saw that crusty ol judge I knew it would be o.k.

    I find the WKC show to be a lot of fun. It’s a “Must Watch” family tradition in my house behind only the Super Bowl and the opening days on March Madness. ..insert eye-roll smiley here..
    There may not be ‘uniforms’ in the traditional sense but aesthetics certainly play a part. From the grooming to the outfits chosen by the handlers its a great show.

  • Shane | February 13, 2008 at 9:03 am |

    Caught the ’79 NBA All-Star Game on NBA TV yesterday..can’t find a picture, but the unis were diagonal in design.

    It was horrid. Everything was tilted! Were the 70s really that messed up?

  • John Livewell | February 13, 2008 at 9:08 am |

    [quote comment=”223889″]Caught the ’79 NBA All-Star Game on NBA TV yesterday..can’t find a picture, but the unis were diagonal in design.

    It was horrid. Everything was tilted! Were the 70s really that messed up?[/quote]

    Yes…my friend….Yes

  • LI Phil | February 13, 2008 at 9:10 am |

    [quote comment=”223886″][quote comment=”223858″]Let’s hear it for Uno the beagle. Thank God it wasn’t one of the poodles![/quote]

    As soon as I saw that crusty ol judge I knew it would be o.k.[/quote]

    nice “socks”

    not sure of the technical term for the different striations of color, but it’s cool how uno sports the high whites, kinda like this

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | February 13, 2008 at 9:18 am |

    [quote comment=”223892″][quote comment=”223889″]Caught the ’79 NBA All-Star Game on NBA TV yesterday..can’t find a picture, but the unis were diagonal in design.

    It was horrid. Everything was tilted! Were the 70s really that messed up?[/quote]

    Yes…my friend….Yes[/quote]

    I … don’t …. ummm … remember the … uhhh …70s.

    What was the question again?

  • LI Phil | February 13, 2008 at 9:22 am |

    [quote comment=”223889″]Were the 70s really that messed up?[/quote]

    all you need to know is encapsulated by this

  • Joey Guns | February 13, 2008 at 9:25 am |

    If you think the Lakers’ throwback short shorts were too revealing, check out the Seahawks’ 1981 training camp! That shot is taken from this awesome video clip (great find by Ricardo Almonte).

    Chris Cooley approves!

    http://www.aolcdn.co...

  • todd krevanchi | February 13, 2008 at 9:26 am |

    [quote comment=”223853″]What is it about athletes wearing No. 32, even if it’s not their regular uni number? First it was Kirby Puckett, then Cal Ripken, and now Todd Krevanchi has turned up an old shot of Chris Webber wearing 32. “Is 32 a universally accepted jersey number for generic media shots?” he asks. Good question — anyone..?
    [/quote]

    whats more is that the michigan uniform being worn in the photo, was last used by michigan during their national championship season of 88-89.

    webber wasnt a high school senior until the 90-91 season. unless ed martin had webber on the payroll starting in his HS sophomore year…

  • =bg= | February 13, 2008 at 9:37 am |

    [quote comment=”223905″][quote comment=”223889″]Were the 70s really that messed up?[/quote]

    all you need to know is encapsulated by this[/quote]

    No doubt. But the all-yellow Pirates with the stars on the hat…as well as all-red Indians..are close seconds. Even when I was like 12 or so when these Astros unis came out, I said, back then, “WTF?”

  • Stuby | February 13, 2008 at 9:39 am |

    The mention of 32 made me think of this SI Cover. Stoudemire later changed his number to 1 and now Shaq is wearing 32 with the Suns. Kinda weird.

    Also, Shaq and Stoudemire are roughly the same height but look at where the waistbands hit each of them. Looks like Stoudemire’s is down around his butt.

  • dw438 | February 13, 2008 at 9:52 am |

    #32 was worn by that murdering, memorabilia-stealing SOB Orenthal Simpson. Enough!

  • Teebz | February 13, 2008 at 9:53 am |

    This has nothing to do with #32, but the Senators and Hurricanes had their new players debut last night.

    Cory Stillman wore #61 and Mike Commordore wore #44 for the Senators. Joe Corvo wore #77 for the Hurricanes. Patrick Eaves is still hurt and did not play.

  • al | February 13, 2008 at 9:57 am |

    C.T.

  • Big O | February 13, 2008 at 9:59 am |

    “Is 32 a universally accepted jersey humber for generic media shots?”

    Paul, did you mean number?

  • Pat | February 13, 2008 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment=”223918″]The mention of 32 made me think of this SI Cover. Stoudemire later changed his number to 1 and now Shaq is wearing 32 with the Suns. Kinda weird.

    Also, Shaq and Stoudemire are roughly the same height but look at where the waistbands hit each of them. Looks like Stoudemire’s is down around his butt.[/quote]

    That PHX on Stoudamire’s waist line just looks dumb.

    I guess I just never noticed how dumb it looked until now. It’s too big to be just a waistline patch, it looks like a censor bar across his crotch.

  • CV | February 13, 2008 at 10:01 am |

    Off the wall question:

    Indiana University’s official colors are Crimson and Cream, as reported almost everywhere, yet their teams to my knowledge all use white instead of cream. Anyone know why? Seems like cream would be unique and much cooler.

  • ML | February 13, 2008 at 10:03 am |

    I am SHOCKED that the Speedo LZR was designed in collaboration with Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons…I thought she had better taste.

  • Steve-O | February 13, 2008 at 10:03 am |

    This has been posted here already …

    But since we’re on the verge on the Return of the Powder Blue Uniform to Baseball ..

    The Return of the Powder Blues

  • Christopher | February 13, 2008 at 10:05 am |

    Maybe 32 is like having analog clocks/watches set to 10:10? Not sure if its still the case, but most ads show them like that. Some psycological thing…

  • Bryan S | February 13, 2008 at 10:06 am |

    you’d think that with the Ripken cover of HIS HOF induction, they could at least had him do the pose Gwynn was doing, and have Gwynn be holding the bat… at least that way the number would have been partially covered up.

    http://farm3.static....

  • Anthony Verna | February 13, 2008 at 10:10 am |

    Re: the Great Seal.

    Why do people continually think that the various items in groups of 13 are symbols of the occult? Did this nation not start with THIRTEEN original states from the British colonies? Sheesh.

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | February 13, 2008 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”223936″][quote comment=”223918″]The mention of 32 made me think of this SI Cover. Stoudemire later changed his number to 1 and now Shaq is wearing 32 with the Suns. Kinda weird.

    Also, Shaq and Stoudemire are roughly the same height but look at where the waistbands hit each of them. Looks like Stoudemire’s is down around his butt.[/quote]

    That PHX on Stoudamire’s waist line just looks dumb.

    I guess I just never noticed how dumb it looked until now. It’s too big to be just a waistline patch, it looks like a censor bar across his crotch.[/quote]

    It almost looks like the Suns were trying to go with something like this.

  • hott rodd | February 13, 2008 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”223918″]The mention of 32 made me think of this SI Cover. Stoudemire later changed his number to 1 and now Shaq is wearing 32 with the Suns. Kinda weird.

    Also, Shaq and Stoudemire are roughly the same height but look at where the waistbands hit each of them. Looks like Stoudemire’s is down around his butt.[/quote]

    Shaq obviously has a few inches on Stat, and it seems he his wearing his shorts a bit higher (near his belly button) where at Amare (as most 22 year olds{at that time} would) has his shorts lower on his hips. I am exactly the same age as Amare (3 weeks older, millions of dollars poorer) and i would wear my shorts more like Stat than Shaq.

  • Anthony Verna | February 13, 2008 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment=”223939″]This has been posted here already …

    But since we’re on the verge on the Return of the Powder Blue Uniform to Baseball ..

    The Return of the Powder Blues[/quote]

    The article states that no team wore their powder blues at home before. I believe that the Phillies did, but do not have time to look it up.

  • dgc | February 13, 2008 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”223949″]Re: the Great Seal.

    Why do people continually think that the various items in groups of 13 are symbols of the occult? Did this nation not start with THIRTEEN original states from the British colonies? Sheesh.[/quote]

    The History Channel, which is now the UFO/Nostradamus Channel, would probably argue that the fact there were 13 colonies is a secret plot by the Freemasons to tap into occult powers.

  • Christopher | February 13, 2008 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”223939″]This has been posted here already …

    But since we’re on the verge on the Return of the Powder Blue Uniform to Baseball ..

    The Return of the Powder Blues[/quote]

    Just realized that from 1980 to 1981, 10 of 26 teams had power blues.

  • Swimmerman | February 13, 2008 at 10:18 am |

    Paul as a former swimmer and someone still around the sport(and their suits) today being a swimmer means that pretty much you see your fellow athletes junk…and even more so for the girls. And swimmers don’t really care IMO, wearing a speedo brief shows just as much if not more then this new suit does. I have seen girl swimmers swim in practically sheer fabric and when i asked if they wanted a different suit they said it just doesn’t care, the suits help more so mentally then physically IMO. It’s that advantage which is comparable to the new heated skates in hockey.

    Also that picture of the girl with black flab is actually the suit, squashing her boobs in. Swimmers usually don’t have breasts and when they do you get eye sores like that.

  • Kim | February 13, 2008 at 10:20 am |

    I don’t remember when that Chris Webber picture was taken, but a lot of basketball players went to #32 in the early 90’s in honor of Magic Johnson right after he was diagnosed with HIV.

  • who cares | February 13, 2008 at 10:21 am |

    Both the left and the right agree, eugenics makes Westminster a BAD thing. Sure mutts might have a bit more personality to their “uniform” than the No Fun League would like, but damn they can be cute.

  • Stuby | February 13, 2008 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”223951″][quote comment=”223918″]The mention of 32 made me think of this SI Cover. Stoudemire later changed his number to 1 and now Shaq is wearing 32 with the Suns. Kinda weird.

    Also, Shaq and Stoudemire are roughly the same height but look at where the waistbands hit each of them. Looks like Stoudemire’s is down around his butt.[/quote]

    Shaq obviously has a few inches on Stat, and it seems he his wearing his shorts a bit higher (near his belly button) where at Amare (as most 22 year olds{at that time} would) has his shorts lower on his hips. I am exactly the same age as Amare (3 weeks older, millions of dollars poorer) and i would wear my shorts more like Stat than Shaq.[/quote]
    So Shaq is wearing his pants like all the other Senior Citizens in Miami.

  • plunke673 | February 13, 2008 at 10:23 am |

    [quote comment=”223949″]Re: the Great Seal.

    Why do people continually think that the various items in groups of 13 are symbols of the occult? Did this nation not start with THIRTEEN original states from the British colonies? Sheesh.[/quote]
    That’s just what I was thinking. Seems too easy to me.

  • who cares | February 13, 2008 at 10:24 am |

    Maybe 32 is easier to photoshop into another number than other combinations?

  • Taha | February 13, 2008 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”223911″]
    webber wasnt a high school senior until the 90-91 season. unless ed martin had webber on the payroll starting in his HS sophomore year…[/quote]

    Webber allegedly started being courted by Martin as an eighth grader and trying to decide which high school to attend. Between 1988 and 1993, Ed Martin allegedly gave Webber (and his family) over a quarter of a million dollars.

    Ed Martin became friends with Bill Frieder through Perry Watson, who was the coach at Detroit Southwestern HS at the time (Jalen Rose’s alma mater) When Freider left the team and Steve Fisher took over, Martin’s influence on the program increased. I could go on, but it’s a bit much. If you want more details, the Michigan Daily has a timeline
    here

  • Rich | February 13, 2008 at 10:38 am |

    About West Ham keeper Robert Green wearing gloves with “England’s No. 6″ on them… this was just after England’s friendly with Switzerland. Green is one of the top few keepers in England but wasn’t one of the three keepers selected for the squad. Green was wearing the gloves as a way to poke fun at a situation that the media was swelling up into a controversy.

  • LI Phil | February 13, 2008 at 10:38 am |

    i know what you did last summer

    and won’t be doing this summer

  • DenverGregg | February 13, 2008 at 10:39 am |

    The letters LZR remind me of “loser” and the pics of dudes in the suit made me very nearly lose my breakfast.

    I have never been so glad that I don’t teach junior high any more.

  • Costa | February 13, 2008 at 10:41 am |

    My thoughts on the 32 situation: 32 is a binary number. Binary numbers tend to have many aesthetically appealing qualities (see link I pasted under this paragraph). 32 in particular is also the first two-digit binary number that doesn’t have a ‘1’ in it, meaning there’s a balance in width between the two digits, also aesthetically pleasing to the eye since there’s a natural “kerning” of the characters. The only other two-digit binary number would be 64, which is a rather awkward number in most sports, with football being the possible exception.

    http://www.oberlin.e...

  • Perry | February 13, 2008 at 10:42 am |

    Michael Phelps: “I was in the pool! There was shrinkage!”

  • Stuby | February 13, 2008 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”223982″]My thoughts on the 32 situation: 32 is a binary number. Binary numbers tend to have many aesthetically appealing qualities (see link I pasted under this paragraph). 32 in particular is also the first two-digit binary number that doesn’t have a ‘1’ in it, meaning there’s a balance in width between the two digits, also aesthetically pleasing to the eye since there’s a natural “kerning” of the characters. The only other two-digit binary number would be 64, which is a rather awkward number in most sports, with football being the possible exception.

    http://www.oberlin.e...
    Wow. My brain hurts.

  • Matt | February 13, 2008 at 10:48 am |

    If you guys think that the new LZR suit is crazy, I think that the early 19th century swimsuits made of cotton maybe be even crazier. Also, the fact that Spitz raced without goggles is pretty crazy too.

  • Costa | February 13, 2008 at 10:49 am |

    [quote comment=”223990″]Wow. My brain hurts.[/quote]

    http://www.demosmedp...

    =)

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | February 13, 2008 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment=”223982″]My thoughts on the 32 situation: 32 is a binary number. Binary numbers tend to have many aesthetically appealing qualities (see link I pasted under this paragraph). 32 in particular is also the first two-digit binary number that doesn’t have a ‘1’ in it, meaning there’s a balance in width between the two digits, also aesthetically pleasing to the eye since there’s a natural “kerning” of the characters. The only other two-digit binary number would be 64, which is a rather awkward number in most sports, with football being the possible exception.

    http://www.oberlin.e...

    By ‘binary’ do you mean a power of 2? If so, then, yes, 32 is the first two digit binary number without a ‘1’. Then again, there are only 2 binary dual digit numbers without a ‘1’ in them, 32 and 64 (as you mentioned).

  • hott rodd | February 13, 2008 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment=”223964″][quote comment=”223951″][quote comment=”223918″]The mention of 32 made me think of this SI Cover. Stoudemire later changed his number to 1 and now Shaq is wearing 32 with the Suns. Kinda weird.

    Also, Shaq and Stoudemire are roughly the same height but look at where the waistbands hit each of them. Looks like Stoudemire’s is down around his butt.[/quote]

    Shaq obviously has a few inches on Stat, and it seems he his wearing his shorts a bit higher (near his belly button) where at Amare (as most 22 year olds{at that time} would) has his shorts lower on his hips. I am exactly the same age as Amare (3 weeks older, millions of dollars poorer) and i would wear my shorts more like Stat than Shaq.[/quote]
    So Shaq is wearing his pants like all the other Senior Citizens in Miami.[/quote]

    Basically Yeah

  • CV | February 13, 2008 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”223939″]This has been posted here already …

    But since we’re on the verge on the Return of the Powder Blue Uniform to Baseball ..

    The Return of the Powder Blues[/quote]

    I don’t think red clashes with Powder blue at all. In fact, I think the Phillies and Expos powders were some of the best of the era, along with the Royals.

  • Costa | February 13, 2008 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”223996″]By ‘binary’ do you mean a power of 2? If so, then, yes, 32 is the first two digit binary number without a ‘1’. Then again, there are only 2 binary dual digit numbers without a ‘1’ in them, 32 and 64 (as you mentioned).[/quote]

    Yes, by “binary numbers”, I mean powers of 2. I’ve always used that terminology, though I recognize that it’s not quite accurate. Technically, a binary number should only have 0s and 1s.

  • Stuby | February 13, 2008 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”224002″][quote comment=”223996″]By ‘binary’ do you mean a power of 2? If so, then, yes, 32 is the first two digit binary number without a ‘1’. Then again, there are only 2 binary dual digit numbers without a ‘1’ in them, 32 and 64 (as you mentioned).[/quote]

    Yes, by “binary numbers”, I mean powers of 2. I’ve always used that terminology, though I recognize that it’s not quite accurate. Technically, a binary number should only have 0s and 1s.[/quote]
    I’m sorry, how does all this apply to Kirby Puckett?

  • Neil | February 13, 2008 at 11:06 am |

    IDK, but IMO the LZR name sounds more like RBK than Speedo, but OMG I’m LMAO either way.

    Did they finalize that name via text messaging? I weep for the grammar skills of our youth.

  • ryan c #40 | February 13, 2008 at 11:08 am |

    “My thoughts on the 32 situation: 32 is a binary number. Binary numbers tend to have many aesthetically appealing qualities (see link I pasted under this paragraph). 32 in particular is also the first two-digit binary number that doesn’t have a ‘1′ in it, meaning there’s a balance in width between the two digits, also aesthetically pleasing to the eye since there’s a natural “kerning” of the characters. The only other two-digit binary number would be 64, which is a rather awkward number in most sports, with football being the possible exception.
    http://www.oberlin.e
    By ‘binary’ do you mean a power of 2? If so, then, yes, 32 is the first two digit binary number without a ‘1′. Then again, there are only 2 binary dual digit numbers without a ‘1′ in them, 32 and 64 (as you mentioned).”

    why didn’t they just pick 42… i mean, afterall, according to the hitchhikers guide “it is the answer to………………….”

  • ryan c #40 | February 13, 2008 at 11:11 am |

    “webber wasnt a high school senior until the 90-91 season. unless ed martin had webber on the payroll starting in his HS sophomore year…
    Webber allegedly started being courted by Martin as an eighth grader and trying to decide which high school to attend. Between 1988 and 1993, Ed Martin allegedly gave Webber (and his family) over a quarter of a million dollars”

    this may sound a little dumb… but you wonder if guys like this ever spent a ton of money “courting” guys like bryant, garnett, james, etc.? and if so, how much money did they spend before these atheletes decided to turn pro straight out of h.s.?

  • Costa | February 13, 2008 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”224004″]I’m sorry, how does all this apply to Kirby Puckett?[/quote]

    The same way it applies to Cal Ripken and Chris Webber i.e. in no way in particular. It’s just a general thing for taking media pictures.

  • LI Phil | February 13, 2008 at 11:15 am |

    finally

    and all is right in the world once again

  • Jason | February 13, 2008 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”223867″]“Check out this pic from an interview with Devon Hester,” writes Brendon Yarian

    I don’t have any pics but while watching NFL Network’s Pro Bowl coverage last week they also showed T.O. in an Eagles visor and Chad Johnson wearing a Ravens hat.[/quote]

    Here’s Chad in the B-more hat.

  • shadoquad | February 13, 2008 at 11:20 am |

    I got no credit for linking the USA Today article for today’s column in yesterday’s comments section.

    booz

    =P

  • Stuby | February 13, 2008 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”224016″]finally

    and all is right in the world once again[/quote]
    The greatest four words in the English language: Pitchers and Catchers Report.

  • Dane | February 13, 2008 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”223889″]Caught the ’79 NBA All-Star Game on NBA TV yesterday..can’t find a picture, but the unis were diagonal in design.

    It was horrid. Everything was tilted! Were the 70s really that messed up?[/quote]

    Yeah, I tried watching some of that. Then my eyes started bleeding and I had to change the channel.

    Here’s some highlights.

  • Dane | February 13, 2008 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”223966″]Maybe 32 is easier to photoshop into another number than other combinations?[/quote]

    The Ripken and Puckett photos are from an era long before PhotoShop was common. (Yes, young ones, those dark days did exist.)

  • dm00n [Doug] | February 13, 2008 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”224006″]IDK, but IMO the LZR name sounds more like RBK than Speedo, but OMG I’m LMAO either way.

    Did they finalize that name via text messaging? I weep for the grammar skills of our youth.[/quote]

    They probably decided the Motorola RAZR/KRZR branding was pretty effective, so they went with a knock-off of that.

  • Juan Grande | February 13, 2008 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”224008″]“My thoughts on the 32 situation: 32 is a binary number. Binary numbers tend to have many aesthetically appealing qualities (see link I pasted under this paragraph). 32 in particular is also the first two-digit binary number that doesn’t have a ‘1′ in it, meaning there’s a balance in width between the two digits, also aesthetically pleasing to the eye since there’s a natural “kerning” of the characters. The only other two-digit binary number would be 64, which is a rather awkward number in most sports, with football being the possible exception.
    http://www.oberlin.e
    By ‘binary’ do you mean a power of 2? If so, then, yes, 32 is the first two digit binary number without a ‘1′. Then again, there are only 2 binary dual digit numbers without a ‘1′ in them, 32 and 64 (as you mentioned).”

    why didn’t they just pick 42… i mean, afterall, according to the hitchhikers guide “it is the answer to………………….”[/quote]

    We all know that #42 is retired throughout baseball for Jackie Robinson so that wouldn’t work. Plus, I don’t know about you guys but I think the whole discussion on #32 being a binary mumber and all that is giving WAY TOO MUCH credit to somebody who had no idea what they were doing.

  • Tape | February 13, 2008 at 11:44 am |

    am I the only one for which no images hosted on flickr wheich are hotlinked from this site are working anymore?

    I can’t see half of the pictures linked to.

  • Juan Grande | February 13, 2008 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”224033″][quote comment=”223889″]Caught the ’79 NBA All-Star Game on NBA TV yesterday..can’t find a picture, but the unis were diagonal in design.

    It was horrid. Everything was tilted! Were the 70s really that messed up?[/quote]

    Yeah, I tried watching some of that. Then my eyes started bleeding and I had to change the channel.

    Here’s some highlights.[/quote]

    I’m not sure which is worse: the uniform designs or the Chris Cooley shorts

  • GoTerriers | February 13, 2008 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”224053″]am I the only one for which no images hosted on flickr wheich are hotlinked from this site are working anymore?

    I can’t see half of the pictures linked to.[/quote]
    I can’t either, but that’s a function of my employer subtly telling me to stop wasting f’ckn time looking at pictures (our wonderful IT group has added Flickr to the Blocked Sites list)

  • Costa | February 13, 2008 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”224052″]Plus, I don’t know about you guys but I think the whole discussion on #32 being a binary mumber and all that is giving WAY TOO MUCH credit to somebody who had no idea what they were doing.[/quote]

    Who do you mean in this case? Generic jerseys are provided to players for photo ops all the time. The photo shoots are set up by the photographers ahead of time. When it comes to visual aesthetics, who would know what they are doing better than them?

  • Mark Paul | February 13, 2008 at 12:00 pm |

    Could the 32 thing be a crossover tribute to Magic Johnson?

  • Mark Paul | February 13, 2008 at 12:00 pm |

    Could the 32 thing be a crossover tribute to Magic Johnson?

  • Dwight | February 13, 2008 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”224032″][quote comment=”224016″]finally

    and all is right in the world once again[/quote]
    The greatest four words in the English language: Pitchers and Catchers Report.[/quote]

    I have tears in my eyes people!!!!!

  • MPowers1634 | February 13, 2008 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”223910″]If you think the Lakers’ throwback short shorts were too revealing, check out the Seahawks’ 1981 training camp! That shot is taken from this awesome video clip (great find by Ricardo Almonte).

    Chris Cooley approves!

    http://www.aolcdn.co...

    That’s not Chris Cooley, doesn’t he wear a different number?

    If it is him, he’s taking his last name a bit too seriously!

  • Dwight | February 13, 2008 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”224032″][quote comment=”224016″]finally

    and all is right in the world once again[/quote]
    The greatest four words in the English language: Pitchers and Catchers Report.[/quote]

    I have tears in my eyes people!!!!!

  • MPowers1634 | February 13, 2008 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”223911″][quote comment=”223853″]What is it about athletes wearing No. 32, even if it’s not their regular uni number? First it was Kirby Puckett, then Cal Ripken, and now Todd Krevanchi has turned up an old shot of Chris Webber wearing 32. “Is 32 a universally accepted jersey number for generic media shots?” he asks. Good question — anyone..?
    [/quote]

    whats more is that the michigan uniform being worn in the photo, was last used by michigan during their national championship season of 88-89.

    webber wasnt a high school senior until the 90-91 season. unless ed martin had webber on the payroll starting in his HS sophomore year…[/quote]

    As soon as I saw the pic, I thought of Glenn Rice, and Loy Vaught giving Rumeal Robinson a lift against Andrew Gaze and the Pieates of Seton Hall.

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | February 13, 2008 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”224068″][quote comment=”224032″][quote comment=”224016″]finally

    and all is right in the world once again[/quote]
    The greatest four words in the English language: Pitchers and Catchers Report.[/quote]

    I have tears in my eyes people!!!!![/quote]

    I had tears in my eyes in 1994. Yeah, I know, 14 years may be a bit long to hang onto the hate, but it’s my hate dangit!

  • hott rodd | February 13, 2008 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”224068″][quote comment=”224032″][quote comment=”224016″]finally

    and all is right in the world once again[/quote]
    The greatest four words in the English language: Pitchers and Catchers Report.[/quote]

    I have tears in my eyes people!!!!![/quote]

    I have tears too..
    Pitchers and Catchers report means Football Season is officially over. Nooooooooooooooo

  • thrashboy | February 13, 2008 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”223945″]Maybe 32 is like having analog clocks/watches set to 10:10? Not sure if its still the case, but most ads show them like that. Some psycological thing…[/quote]

    Not so much psychological as it is brand recognition. The 10:10 aesthetically frames the name/logo of the manufacuter.

  • Kyle at IU | February 13, 2008 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”223937″]Off the wall question:

    Indiana University’s official colors are Crimson and Cream, as reported almost everywhere, yet their teams to my knowledge all use white instead of cream. Anyone know why? Seems like cream would be unique and much cooler.[/quote]

    Not off the wall at all. In fact there are pictures ON the walls in the interior of Memorial Stadium of pictures where the IU football team has helmets that are cream and crimson (see the helmet with the angled “IU” monogram in this photo). You are quite correct, though, about the fact that IU uses white as its primary fabric color for uniforms. I have a feeling that this is probably because white fabric was easier to come by in the way-back days. My other feeling is that, because white simply looks sharper and cleaner, IU used it go give themselves a better look. Also, I have a feeling that, if IU went to cream-colored uniforms, they would look something like the San Diego Padres.

  • MPowers1634 | February 13, 2008 at 12:16 pm |

    I know of one pitcher that definitely doesn’t want to report today!

  • STK | February 13, 2008 at 12:19 pm |

    Phelps suit was tight down there but Amanda’s Beards left even less to the imagination. Yikes…..

  • NateL | February 13, 2008 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”224006″]IDK, but IMO the LZR name sounds more like RBK than Speedo, but OMG I’m LMAO either way.

    Did they finalize that name via text messaging? I weep for the grammar skills of our youth.[/quote]

    Not even close to UniWatching, but speaking of grammar skills for the youth, I have a college friend teaching an English course to high schoolers:

    Xtreme Reading.

    Poor kids.

  • LI Phil | February 13, 2008 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”224068″][quote comment=”224032″][quote comment=”224016″]finally

    and all is right in the world once again[/quote]
    The greatest four words in the English language: Pitchers and Catchers Report.[/quote]

    I have tears in my eyes people!!!!![/quote]

    the one constant through all the years has been baseball…america has rolled by like an army of steamrollers…it has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again…but baseball has marked the time…this game: it’s a part of our past…it reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again…

  • Sigma1042 | February 13, 2008 at 12:24 pm |

    Any other pics of Amanda Beard in that new suit?

  • Stuby | February 13, 2008 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”224095″][quote comment=”224068″][quote comment=”224032″][quote comment=”224016″]finally

    and all is right in the world once again[/quote]
    The greatest four words in the English language: Pitchers and Catchers Report.[/quote]

    I have tears in my eyes people!!!!![/quote]

    the one constant through all the years has been baseball…america has rolled by like an army of steamrollers…it has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again…but baseball has marked the time…this game: it’s a part of our past…it reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again…[/quote]
    Terence Mann?

  • Shane S. | February 13, 2008 at 12:25 pm |

    The lead should be marked NSFW! Shouldn’t Phelps tuck that thing in? Having it positioned the way it is, wouldn’t it increase drag in the water? Its not exactly hydrodynamic, unless he’s counting on the inevitable shrinkage.

  • LI Phil | February 13, 2008 at 12:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”224098″][quote comment=”224095″][quote comment=”224068″][quote comment=”224032″][quote comment=”224016″]finally

    and all is right in the world once again[/quote]
    The greatest four words in the English language: Pitchers and Catchers Report.[/quote]

    I have tears in my eyes people!!!!![/quote]

    the one constant through all the years has been baseball…america has rolled by like an army of steamrollers…it has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again…but baseball has marked the time…this game: it’s a part of our past…it reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again…[/quote]
    Terence Mann?[/quote]

    indeed

    and tonight…im going to watch FOD, and then im gonna call up my dad and tell him i love him

  • Kyle at IU | February 13, 2008 at 12:26 pm |

    Ok, I didn’t grammar-check my post. Point still remains valid, though…IU wears white despite their official colors. It’d be nice if that was the extent of controversy facing my school…

  • Carl G | February 13, 2008 at 12:45 pm |

    Sadly, It does not seem that the $5 coupon to popjudaica.com will work if you only want the Jeter shirt. Looks like you have to spend $50.

    Mets fan though, so no Jeter shirt for me. Going with the 100% kosher beef shirt

    http://www.chosencou...

  • Dom | February 13, 2008 at 12:51 pm |

    “Check out this pic from an interview with Devon Hester,” writes Brendon Yarian

    I don’t have any pics but while watching NFL Network’s Pro Bowl coverage last week they also showed T.O. in an Eagles visor and Chad Johnson wearing a Ravens hat.

    Here’s Chad in the B-more hat.

    When you play in a football all-star game, be it high school, college, or professional, it’s common to trade something with another teams logo on it with your teammates. The most commonly traded is the decals of your helmet (in high school anyway). A lot of guys will trade t-shirts, etc…

  • Paul Lukas | February 13, 2008 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”224114″]Sadly, It does not seem that the $5 coupon to popjudaica.com will work if you only want the Jeter shirt. Looks like you have to spend $50.[/quote]

    Let me look into that.

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | February 13, 2008 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”224102″]Ok, I didn’t grammar-check my post. Point still remains valid, though…IU wears white despite their official colors. It’d be nice if that was the extent of controversy facing my school…[/quote]

    Boy, you said a mouthful. If IU doesn’t remove Sampson and his assistants quickly, the NCAA may come down hard on the program.

    Luckily, Bobby Knight is available. :)

  • Nathan | February 13, 2008 at 12:58 pm |
  • Azul Army | February 13, 2008 at 12:59 pm |
  • Robert | February 13, 2008 at 1:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”224074″][quote comment=”224068″][quote comment=”224032″][quote comment=”224016″]finally

    and all is right in the world once again[/quote]
    The greatest four words in the English language: Pitchers and Catchers Report.[/quote]

    I have tears in my eyes people!!!!![/quote]

    I had tears in my eyes in 1994. Yeah, I know, 14 years may be a bit long to hang onto the hate, but it’s my hate dangit![/quote]

    I’m still bitter over the 1981 strike, which resulted in the split season. The Reds had the best record in baseball overall, but finished in second place in each half of the split season, and therefore did not make the playoffs. What a fiasco.

  • Chance | February 13, 2008 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”224083″][quote comment=”223937″]Off the wall question:

    Indiana University’s official colors are Crimson and Cream, as reported almost everywhere, yet their teams to my knowledge all use white instead of cream. Anyone know why? Seems like cream would be unique and much cooler.[/quote]

    Not off the wall at all. In fact there are pictures ON the walls in the interior of Memorial Stadium of pictures where the IU football team has helmets that are cream and crimson (see the helmet with the angled “IU” monogram in this photo). You are quite correct, though, about the fact that IU uses white as its primary fabric color for uniforms. I have a feeling that this is probably because white fabric was easier to come by in the way-back days. My other feeling is that, because white simply looks sharper and cleaner, IU used it go give themselves a better look. Also, I have a feeling that, if IU went to cream-colored uniforms, they would look something like the San Diego Padres.[/quote]

    I think the San Francisco Giants have shown that cream can look really sharp.

  • art | February 13, 2008 at 1:12 pm |

    This is nothing new to any cyclist who’s been unfortunate enough to ride for a team with colored shorts.

    http://www.randonneu...

  • Robert | February 13, 2008 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”224097″]Any other pics of Amanda Beard in that new suit?[/quote]

    Here’s one.

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Paul Lukas | February 13, 2008 at 1:15 pm |

    Just spoke with Jews for Jeter T-shirt folks — the discount should work on the shirt, no other purchase (or $50 minimum) required. If anyone’s having problems, e-mail me directly.

  • aram | February 13, 2008 at 1:20 pm |

    That Chris Webber shot is Webber wearing a Michigan uniform that was retired after the ’89 season. It was probably something sitting around the equipment room, hence why it was so damn tight. The 1990 team was the first to wear the new design, and the 1991 team, with Webber as a freshman, were the first to wear the maize alternates.

  • Walaitis | February 13, 2008 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”224082″][quote comment=”223945″]Maybe 32 is like having analog clocks/watches set to 10:10? Not sure if its still the case, but most ads show them like that. Some psycological thing…[/quote]

    Not so much psychological as it is brand recognition. The 10:10 aesthetically frames the name/logo of the manufacuter.[/quote]

    Please tell me I’m not the only one that remembers when all digital clock peel-off stickers showed “12:07″ … if I remember right, it was determined around the early 90s (right or wrong, I don’t know) that the clock makers, most of which were/are Japanese, made it 12:07 as a not-so-subtle “dig” at the US (12:07 … 12/7 … Pearl Harbor Day), and they were asked to change to something less offensive.

    Wow … just the information I thought I’d be posting on Pitchers & Catchers Report/Lynch Roger Clemens Day!

    (oh man … I hope I don’t get kicked off the Golf Channel for that comment)

  • LI Phil | February 13, 2008 at 1:35 pm |

    hey philly fans…lets see you boo santa now

    linky-link

  • ryan c #40 | February 13, 2008 at 1:35 pm |

    why didn’t they just pick 42… i mean, afterall, according to the hitchhikers guide “it is the answer to………………….”
    We all know that #42 is retired throughout baseball for Jackie Robinson so that wouldn’t work…

    … oh my goodness dude… nevermind

  • ryan c #40 | February 13, 2008 at 1:37 pm |

    finally…
    and all is right in the world once again
    The greatest four words in the English language: Pitchers and Catchers Report.
    I have tears in my eyes people!!!!!

    me too… because i’m a pirates fan… there motto should be:

    “here goes nothin’!”

  • ryan c #40 | February 13, 2008 at 1:38 pm |

    sorry… “they’re”

  • LI Phil | February 13, 2008 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”224169″]sorry… “they’re”[/quote]

    nope…try again

    “their”

    ;)

  • Eric B | February 13, 2008 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”224148″][quote comment=”224097″]Any other pics of Amanda Beard in that new suit?[/quote]

    Here’s one.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    “i know they’re looking at it. i just know it.”

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | February 13, 2008 at 1:42 pm |

    I thought the “back flab” that Paul mentioned was Latissimus Dorsi muscle.

    Amanda Beard is definitely rocking some cameltoe.

    And Phelps reminds me of that passage in the movie SuperBad:

    Evan: Just imagine if girls weren’t weirded out by our boners and stuff, and just like wanted to see them. That’s the world I one day want to live in.

    Seth: You know what I do? I flip my boner up into my waistband. It hides it AND it feels awesome. I almost blew a load into my bellybutton.

  • Casey | February 13, 2008 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”224095″][quote comment=”224068″][quote comment=”224032″][quote comment=”224016″]finally

    and all is right in the world once again[/quote]
    The greatest four words in the English language: Pitchers and Catchers Report.[/quote]

    I have tears in my eyes people!!!!![/quote]

    the one constant through all the years has been baseball…america has rolled by like an army of steamrollers…it has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again…but baseball has marked the time…this game: it’s a part of our past…it reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again…[/quote]

    I love Field of Dreams, but this quote (which many see as one of the best parts of the movie) has always bothered me. For one, it’s hard to defend the statement that America has been erased repeatedly, but that may just be semantics–I might have a different idea of the meaning of “erased” than the screenwriters did. But what makes even less sense is the idea that baseball has been the one constant throughout the history of America, seeing as how it didn’t really come into any sort of prominence until the late 19th century.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | February 13, 2008 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”223970″][quote comment=”223911″]
    webber wasnt a high school senior until the 90-91 season. unless ed martin had webber on the payroll starting in his HS sophomore year…[/quote]

    Webber allegedly started being courted by Martin as an eighth grader and trying to decide which high school to attend. Between 1988 and 1993, Ed Martin allegedly gave Webber (and his family) over a quarter of a million dollars.

    Ed Martin became friends with Bill Frieder through Perry Watson, who was the coach at Detroit Southwestern HS at the time (Jalen Rose’s alma mater) When Freider left the team and Steve Fisher took over, Martin’s influence on the program increased. I could go on, but it’s a bit much. If you want more details, the Michigan Daily has a timeline
    here
    [/quote]

    i love reading shit like that…

  • Marty Met | February 13, 2008 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”224032″][quote comment=”224016″]finally

    and all is right in the world once again[/quote]
    The greatest four words in the English language: Pitchers and Catchers Report.[/quote]

    No the greatest four words in the English language are Bill Buckner, First Base

  • karen | February 13, 2008 at 1:50 pm |

    Yeah, what Casey said.

    (Except, I think that is back flab.)

    Do you think we will be seeing division signs?

    I will definitely be watching the Olympic swimming events.

  • LI Phil | February 13, 2008 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”224178″][quote comment=”224032″][quote comment=”224016″]finally

    and all is right in the world once again[/quote]
    The greatest four words in the English language: Pitchers and Catchers Report.[/quote]

    No the greatest four words in the English language are Bill Buckner, First Base[/quote]

    no…the four greatest words are when your wife/gf/significant other says: honey, lets try buttsecks

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | February 13, 2008 at 1:55 pm |

    anyone else think that rusty hardin looks like an older jerry jones without the facelift?

  • MPowers1634 | February 13, 2008 at 2:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”224181″][quote comment=”224178″][quote comment=”224032″][quote comment=”224016″]finally

    and all is right in the world once again[/quote]
    The greatest four words in the English language: Pitchers and Catchers Report.[/quote]

    No the greatest four words in the English language are Bill Buckner, First Base[/quote]

    no…the four greatest words are when your wife/gf/significant other says: honey, lets try buttsecks[/quote]

  • MPowers1634 | February 13, 2008 at 2:04 pm |

    Not that theres anything wrong with that

  • ryan c #40 | February 13, 2008 at 2:18 pm |

    sorry… “they’re”

    nope…try again

    “their”

    ;)

    LOL! UGH! my fault. haha. i just laughed very loud about that! thanks phil…

  • MPowers1634 | February 13, 2008 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”224155″]That Chris Webber shot is Webber wearing a Michigan uniform that was retired after the ’89 season. It was probably something sitting around the equipment room, hence why it was so damn tight. The 1990 team was the first to wear the new design, and the 1991 team, with Webber as a freshman, were the first to wear the maize alternates.[/quote]

    The Game-worn maize alternates, according to Jersey-Joe, were made by Russell Athletic, as opposed to the retail version which were made by Nike. I have searched far and wide to get my hands on either, only finding the Navy. A friend whom I taught with had a pair but was unwilling to part with them, much to my dismay!

  • ryan c #40 | February 13, 2008 at 2:23 pm |

    finally…

    and all is right in the world once again

    The greatest four words in the English language: Pitchers and Catchers Report.

    No the greatest four words in the English language are Bill Buckner, First Base

    no…the four greatest words are when your wife/gf/significant other says: honey, lets try buttsecks

    lol. then she replies:

    “get on all fours”

    which, ironically, is the four WORST words in the English language!

  • patrick | February 13, 2008 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”223960″]Paul as a former swimmer and someone still around the sport(and their suits) today being a swimmer means that pretty much you see your fellow athletes junk…and even more so for the girls. And swimmers don’t really care IMO, wearing a speedo brief shows just as much if not more then this new suit does. I have seen girl swimmers swim in practically sheer fabric and when i asked if they wanted a different suit they said it just doesn’t care, the suits help more so mentally then physically IMO. It’s that advantage which is comparable to the new heated skates in hockey.

    Also that picture of the girl with black flab is actually the suit, squashing her boobs in. Swimmers usually don’t have breasts and when they do you get eye sores like that.[/quote]

    SO why doesnt amanda beard look like that?

  • MPowers1634 | February 13, 2008 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”224124″][quote comment=”224102″]Ok, I didn’t grammar-check my post. Point still remains valid, though…IU wears white despite their official colors. It’d be nice if that was the extent of controversy facing my school…[/quote]

    Boy, you said a mouthful. If IU doesn’t remove Sampson and his assistants quickly, the NCAA may come down hard on the program.

    Luckily, Bobby Knight is available. :)[/quote]

    The assistant coach, Rob Senderoff, who was asked to resign, is from my hometown. That’s what I call dubious!

  • Will S | February 13, 2008 at 2:36 pm |

    On the Basketball section of adidasteamuniforms.com, a uniform design site, they use #32 as the generic number

  • Eric B | February 13, 2008 at 2:37 pm |

    whether that’s back flab or not, the C3PO pose is pretty goofy looking.

  • MPowers1634 | February 13, 2008 at 2:41 pm |

    By the way, I thought that some of you UWers might find this pic interesting!

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 13, 2008 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”224199″]finally…

    and all is right in the world once again

    The greatest four words in the English language: Pitchers and Catchers Report.

    No the greatest four words in the English language are Bill Buckner, First Base

    no…the four greatest words are when your wife/gf/significant other says: honey, lets try buttsecks

    lol. then she replies:

    “get on all fours”

    which, ironically, is the four WORST words in the English language![/quote]

    A close second is “What’s on Lifetime tonight?”

  • MPowers1634 | February 13, 2008 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”224199″]finally…

    and all is right in the world once again

    The greatest four words in the English language: Pitchers and Catchers Report.

    No the greatest four words in the English language are Bill Buckner, First Base

    no…the four greatest words are when your wife/gf/significant other says: honey, lets try buttsecks

    lol. then she replies:

    “get on all fours”

    which, ironically, is the four WORST words in the English language![/quote]

    Especially if that wife/gf/significant other is Amanda Beard.

  • MPowers1634 | February 13, 2008 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”224208″][quote comment=”224199″]finally…

    and all is right in the world once again

    The greatest four words in the English language: Pitchers and Catchers Report.

    No the greatest four words in the English language are Bill Buckner, First Base

    no…the four greatest words are when your wife/gf/significant other says: honey, lets try buttsecks

    lol. then she replies:

    “get on all fours”

    which, ironically, is the four WORST words in the English language![/quote]

    A close second is “What’s on Lifetime tonight?”[/quote]

    1. Do I look fat?
    or
    2. Trachsel is pitching tonight.

  • MPowers1634 | February 13, 2008 at 2:54 pm |

    Last one:

    “He’s just a Friend”

  • Paul Lukas | February 13, 2008 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”224215″]Last one[/quote]

    Good. Let’s please move on.

  • Speedo knows how to reduce digital drag « | February 13, 2008 at 3:07 pm |

    […] The indispensable Uni Watch blog caught the unveiling of the latest in swim racing technology, and noticed a difference between the suit modeled live by Olympian Michael Phelps and the one he’s wearing in a promotional photo used in a USA Today article about the suit. […]

  • Walaitis | February 13, 2008 at 3:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”224216″][quote comment=”224215″]Last one[/quote]

    Good. Let’s please move on.[/quote]

    “That’s what she said.” – Michael Scott

  • Walaitis | February 13, 2008 at 3:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”224216″][quote comment=”224215″]Last one[/quote]

    Good. Let’s please move on.[/quote]

    “That’s what she said.” – Michael Scott

  • LI Phil | February 13, 2008 at 3:20 pm |

    nice font

    the only thing worse would be ‘comic sans’

  • TOG | February 13, 2008 at 3:21 pm |

    What is it about athletes wearing No. 32, even if it’s not their regular uni number? First it was Kirby Puckett, then Cal Ripken, and now Todd Krevanchi has turned up an old shot of Chris Webber wearing 32. “Is 32 a universally accepted jersey number for generic media shots?” he asks. Good question — anyone..?

    As mentioned in a previous post, many players supported a great #32 Magic Johnson, as he battles the HIV virus. Ironically, another great #32 Karl Malone was NOT one of them…

    After Johnson’s announcement many players and fans had mixed feelings about whether Johnson should continue to play basketball. Karl Malone, a future Hall of Famer, expressed his feeling that he did not feel comfortable playing against Johnson because he was concerned that he would contract the virus.

    Jim Brown, maybe the greatest all-time great NFL running back and an outspoken activist sported #32, and I assume was influential on young athletes from the ’60’s and ’70’s for his strength both on and off the field.

    Sandy Koufax, arguably the greatest left-handed pitcher of all time, also a #32 and also considered one of the greatest Jewish athletes of all time.

    So the number definitely has serious performance and purpose mojo when it comes to choosing a number.

    Magic. Brown, Koufax, OJ, Malone, Winfield, McHale, Marcus Allen, Carlton…not a bad list…

    The 9’s own hockey…Howe, Richard, Hull…Gretzky double 9’s…

  • Walaitis | February 13, 2008 at 3:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”224233″]nice font

    the only thing worse would be ‘comic sans'[/quote]

    You say that, until someone puts Times New Roman on a uniform.

  • William Harrison | February 13, 2008 at 3:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”223930″]This has nothing to do with #32, but the Senators and Hurricanes had their new players debut last night.

    Cory Stillman wore #61 and Mike Commordore wore #44 for the Senators. Joe Corvo wore #77 for the Hurricanes. Patrick Eaves is still hurt and did not play.[/quote]

    I still say that Mike Commodore should be REQUIRED to wear #64.

    Guess he took the easy route, and just took Eaves’ number.

  • patrick | February 13, 2008 at 3:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”224124″][quote comment=”224102″]Ok, I didn’t grammar-check my post. Point still remains valid, though…IU wears white despite their official colors. It’d be nice if that was the extent of controversy facing my school…[/quote]

    Boy, you said a mouthful. If IU doesn’t remove Sampson and his assistants quickly, the NCAA may come down hard on the program.

    Luckily, Bobby Knight is available. :)[/quote]

    My roommate went to IU and has friends in the Athletic Department. Word is, Sampson wont be around to see them in the Tournament. IU has known about this for a week or so but sat on it, after the other minor recruiting problem. He did bring in Gordon, and some kid for next year though. Apparently, Calipari wants the gig.

  • Teebz | February 13, 2008 at 3:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”224175″][quote comment=”224095″]
    the one constant through all the years has been baseball…america has rolled by like an army of steamrollers…it has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again…but baseball has marked the time…this game: it’s a part of our past…it reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again…[/quote]

    I love Field of Dreams, but this quote (which many see as one of the best parts of the movie) has always bothered me. For one, it’s hard to defend the statement that America has been erased repeatedly, but that may just be semantics–I might have a different idea of the meaning of “erased” than the screenwriters did. But what makes even less sense is the idea that baseball has been the one constant throughout the history of America, seeing as how it didn’t really come into any sort of prominence until the late 19th century.[/quote]

    America has been erased several times if you consider the major sociological changes that the country has experienced as a result of several factors.

    Whether it be the Industrial Revolution, both World Wars, the Great Depression, Woodstock, the Raging 80s, the Recession of the 1990s, the Computer Age, or any other sociological influence, the USA has remained a dynamic face of what’s happening in the world.

    Baseball, however, has barely changed over time, and tradition speaks volumes in the game. High socks, hitters without batting gloves, throwback players before steroids or HGH, and the old stadiums like Wrigley, Fenway, and Yankee Stadium are all hallowed pieces of history that we clamour for and hold on to in today’s society.

    Terrance Mann’s speech is exactly correct in my view. America has been erased and rewritten over the last 100 or so years, but baseball has always been there, no matter what was happening in the world.

  • MPowers1634 | February 13, 2008 at 3:25 pm |

    Back to unis it is…my apologies friends!

    Found this pic Of Chris Webber wearing the home white version of the Fab Five era uniforms. I find it interesting that the Georgia Tech uniform so closely resembles the pic of the uni Webber was wearing in the ticker.

  • TOG | February 13, 2008 at 3:28 pm |

    nice font

    the only thing worse would be ‘comic sans’

    You say that, until someone puts Times New Roman on a uniform.

    Nothing says “Clearance Sale, Everything Must Be Sold!” more than comic sans… ugly font on an ugly jersey…

  • LI Phil | February 13, 2008 at 3:28 pm |

    [quote]Calipari wants the gig.[/quote]

    well…he’s in the proverbial drivers’ seat now…better punch that ticket before march

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | February 13, 2008 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”224238″][quote comment=”224124″][quote comment=”224102″]Ok, I didn’t grammar-check my post. Point still remains valid, though…IU wears white despite their official colors. It’d be nice if that was the extent of controversy facing my school…[/quote]

    Boy, you said a mouthful. If IU doesn’t remove Sampson and his assistants quickly, the NCAA may come down hard on the program.

    Luckily, Bobby Knight is available. :)[/quote]

    My roommate went to IU and has friends in the Athletic Department. Word is, Sampson wont be around to see them in the Tournament. IU has known about this for a week or so but sat on it, after the other minor recruiting problem. He did bring in Gordon, and some kid for next year though. Apparently, Calipari wants the gig.[/quote]

    Calipari? That’s interesting.

    For now though, who coaches through the end of the season?

  • MPowers1634 | February 13, 2008 at 3:31 pm |
  • LI Phil | February 13, 2008 at 3:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”224243″]nice font

    the only thing worse would be ‘comic sans’

    You say that, until someone puts Times New Roman on a uniform.

    Nothing says “Clearance Sale, Everything Must Be Sold!” more than comic sans… ugly font on an ugly jersey…[/quote]

    Times Roman is a far superior font to comic sans

    now…there are MUCH better ones than either…i prefer the sans-serif font families (arial, helvetica) to the serif (times, baskerville, bookman, etc.) and decorative fonts for numerals and NOBs

    and i agree with TOG about the “clearance sale” feel of comic sans

  • MPowers1634 | February 13, 2008 at 3:51 pm |

    Webber against Georgia Tech: http://www.jamd.com/...

  • todd krevanchi | February 13, 2008 at 3:52 pm |

    beard was in playboy a year or two ago so i think those pics would be online somewhere in the event you guys would want to see the business end of her…
    however, you could just go and ask carl edwards in the #99 car. he and beard used to be an item so he should have working knowledge of the business end.

  • patrick | February 13, 2008 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”224244″][quote]Calipari wants the gig.[/quote]

    well…he’s in the proverbial drivers’ seat now…better punch that ticket before march[/quote]

    He wont touch the situation until after the tourney. Undefeated season on the line. Also, hes smart enough to know better. He’d be a good fit in the bang em around in the paint Big Ten

  • patrick | February 13, 2008 at 3:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”224245″][quote comment=”224238″][quote comment=”224124″][quote comment=”224102″]Ok, I didn’t grammar-check my post. Point still remains valid, though…IU wears white despite their official colors. It’d be nice if that was the extent of controversy facing my school…[/quote]

    Boy, you said a mouthful. If IU doesn’t remove Sampson and his assistants quickly, the NCAA may come down hard on the program.

    Luckily, Bobby Knight is available. :)[/quote]

    My roommate went to IU and has friends in the Athletic Department. Word is, Sampson wont be around to see them in the Tournament. IU has known about this for a week or so but sat on it, after the other minor recruiting problem. He did bring in Gordon, and some kid for next year though. Apparently, Calipari wants the gig.[/quote]

    Calipari? That’s interesting.

    For now though, who coaches through the end of the season?[/quote]

    Rick, nothings definite, especially coming from student moles within the AD but, I think if he leaves before the season is over like Ive been told, its going to be difficult. They fired one assistant in October over the last scandal, and theres another one or two that are caught up in this one. Interestingly, it could come down to a guy who was, before being an assistant, head of basketball operations at IU. This is obviously all speculative.

  • MPowers1634 | February 13, 2008 at 4:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”224261″][quote comment=”224244″][quote]Calipari wants the gig.[/quote]

    well…he’s in the proverbial drivers’ seat now…better punch that ticket before march[/quote]

    He wont touch the situation until after the tourney. Undefeated season on the line. Also, hes smart enough to know better. He’d be a good fit in the bang em around in the paint Big Ten[/quote]

    With how unorthodox the uniforms have been while Calipari has been at Memphis, if he actually did get hired in Bloomington, do you think he’d be permitted to make those kinds of changes? One item of note is that they’re both Adidas schools.

  • todd krevanchi | February 13, 2008 at 4:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”224258″]Webber against Georgia Tech: http://www.jamd.com/...

    thats actually a pic from the 1992 ncaa tournament. michigans second round game against east tennesse state.

  • MPowers1634 | February 13, 2008 at 4:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”224269″][quote comment=”224258″]Webber against Georgia Tech: http://www.jamd.com/...

    thats actually a pic from the 1992 ncaa tournament. michigans second round game against east tennesse state.[/quote]

    Thanks for the correction, Todd!I obviously had trouble with that pic from the getgo! If I recall, ETSU had a great little guard who wore White Jordan V’s with the black soles.

  • Dane | February 13, 2008 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”224237″]I still say that Mike Commodore should be REQUIRED to wear #64.
    [/quote]

    If he did that, he would just keep crashing.

    Into the boards, of course.

  • LI Phil | February 13, 2008 at 4:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”224239″][quote comment=”224175″][quote comment=”224095″]
    the one constant through all the years has been baseball…america has rolled by like an army of steamrollers…it has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again…but baseball has marked the time…this game: it’s a part of our past…it reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again…[/quote]

    I love Field of Dreams, but this quote (which many see as one of the best parts of the movie) has always bothered me. For one, it’s hard to defend the statement that America has been erased repeatedly, but that may just be semantics–I might have a different idea of the meaning of “erased” than the screenwriters did. But what makes even less sense is the idea that baseball has been the one constant throughout the history of America, seeing as how it didn’t really come into any sort of prominence until the late 19th century.[/quote]

    America has been erased several times if you consider the major sociological changes that the country has experienced as a result of several factors.

    Whether it be the Industrial Revolution, both World Wars, the Great Depression, Woodstock, the Raging 80s, the Recession of the 1990s, the Computer Age, or any other sociological influence, the USA has remained a dynamic face of what’s happening in the world.

    Baseball, however, has barely changed over time, and tradition speaks volumes in the game. High socks, hitters without batting gloves, throwback players before steroids or HGH, and the old stadiums like Wrigley, Fenway, and Yankee Stadium are all hallowed pieces of history that we clamour for and hold on to in today’s society.

    Terrance Mann’s speech is exactly correct in my view. America has been erased and rewritten over the last 100 or so years, but baseball has always been there, no matter what was happening in the world.[/quote]

    there are a good deal of great quotes…perhaps my second favorite, after the one i posted is this…which sums up many a man’s dream:

    Well, you know I… I never got to bat in the major leagues. I would have liked to have had that chance. Just once. To stare down a big league pitcher. To stare him down, and just as he goes into his windup, wink. Make him think you know something he doesn’t. That’s what I wish for. Chance to squint at a sky so blue that it hurts your eyes just to look at it. To feel the tingling in your arm as you connect with the ball. To run the bases – stretch a double into a triple, and flop face-first into third, wrap your arms around the bag. That’s my wish, Ray Kinsella. That’s my wish. And is there enough magic out there in the moonlight to make this dream come true?

  • Stuby | February 13, 2008 at 4:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”224268″][quote comment=”224261″][quote comment=”224244″][quote]Calipari wants the gig.[/quote]

    well…he’s in the proverbial drivers’ seat now…better punch that ticket before march[/quote]

    He wont touch the situation until after the tourney. Undefeated season on the line. Also, hes smart enough to know better. He’d be a good fit in the bang em around in the paint Big Ten[/quote]

    With how unorthodox the uniforms have been while Calipari has been at Memphis, if he actually did get hired in Bloomington, do you think he’d be permitted to make those kinds of changes? One item of note is that they’re both Adidas schools.[/quote]
    God, I hope not.

  • Jordan | February 13, 2008 at 4:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”224083″][quote comment=”223937″]Off the wall question:

    Indiana University’s official colors are Crimson and Cream, as reported almost everywhere, yet their teams to my knowledge all use white instead of cream. Anyone know why? Seems like cream would be unique and much cooler.[/quote]

    Not off the wall at all. In fact there are pictures ON the walls in the interior of Memorial Stadium of pictures where the IU football team has helmets that are cream and crimson (see the helmet with the angled “IU” monogram in this photo). You are quite correct, though, about the fact that IU uses white as its primary fabric color for uniforms. I have a feeling that this is probably because white fabric was easier to come by in the way-back days. My other feeling is that, because white simply looks sharper and cleaner, IU used it go give themselves a better look. Also, I have a feeling that, if IU went to cream-colored uniforms, they would look something like the San Diego Padres.[/quote]

    Ask any proud Sooner fan what Oklahoma’s school colors are & they’ll proudly say “Crimson & Cream” even though they’ve phased out the cream in the last thirty to forty years & gone with white on the uniforms/helmets.
    On a side not when teams started using the metallic paint for football helmets, they would name the color after the university. As the Sooners were the first crimson school with the new paint in 2000, they named it “Sooner Crimson”. Since Indiana & Oklahoma have the same school colors, I wonder if Indiana wears “Sooner Crimson” on their lids.

  • Stuby | February 13, 2008 at 4:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”224302″][quote comment=”224083″][quote comment=”223937″]Off the wall question:

    Indiana University’s official colors are Crimson and Cream, as reported almost everywhere, yet their teams to my knowledge all use white instead of cream. Anyone know why? Seems like cream would be unique and much cooler.[/quote]

    Not off the wall at all. In fact there are pictures ON the walls in the interior of Memorial Stadium of pictures where the IU football team has helmets that are cream and crimson (see the helmet with the angled “IU” monogram in this photo). You are quite correct, though, about the fact that IU uses white as its primary fabric color for uniforms. I have a feeling that this is probably because white fabric was easier to come by in the way-back days. My other feeling is that, because white simply looks sharper and cleaner, IU used it go give themselves a better look. Also, I have a feeling that, if IU went to cream-colored uniforms, they would look something like the San Diego Padres.[/quote]

    Ask any proud Sooner fan what Oklahoma’s school colors are & they’ll proudly say “Crimson & Cream” even though they’ve phased out the cream in the last thirty to forty years & gone with white on the uniforms/helmets.
    On a side not when teams started using the metallic paint for football helmets, they would name the color after the university. As the Sooners were the first crimson school with the new paint in 2000, they named it “Sooner Crimson”. Since Indiana & Oklahoma have the same school colors, I wonder if Indiana wears “Sooner Crimson” on their lids.[/quote]
    Two schools sharing both a color scheme AND a crooked basketball coach.

  • MPowers1634 | February 13, 2008 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”224302″][quote comment=”224083″][quote comment=”223937″]Off the wall question:

    Indiana University’s official colors are Crimson and Cream, as reported almost everywhere, yet their teams to my knowledge all use white instead of cream. Anyone know why? Seems like cream would be unique and much cooler.[/quote]

    Not off the wall at all. In fact there are pictures ON the walls in the interior of Memorial Stadium of pictures where the IU football team has helmets that are cream and crimson (see the helmet with the angled “IU” monogram in this photo). You are quite correct, though, about the fact that IU uses white as its primary fabric color for uniforms. I have a feeling that this is probably because white fabric was easier to come by in the way-back days. My other feeling is that, because white simply looks sharper and cleaner, IU used it go give themselves a better look. Also, I have a feeling that, if IU went to cream-colored uniforms, they would look something like the San Diego Padres.[/quote]

    Ask any proud Sooner fan what Oklahoma’s school colors are & they’ll proudly say “Crimson & Cream” even though they’ve phased out the cream in the last thirty to forty years & gone with white on the uniforms/helmets.
    On a side not when teams started using the metallic paint for football helmets, they would name the color after the university. As the Sooners were the first crimson school with the new paint in 2000, they named it “Sooner Crimson”. Since Indiana & Oklahoma have the same school colors, I wonder if Indiana wears “Sooner Crimson” on their lids.[/quote]

    It’s a shame that Coach Sampson has tarnished the reputations of both of these schools!

  • aram | February 13, 2008 at 4:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”224240″]Back to unis it is…my apologies friends!

    Found this pic Of Chris Webber wearing the home white version of the Fab Five era uniforms. I find it interesting that the Georgia Tech uniform so closely resembles the pic of the uni Webber was wearing in the ticker.[/quote]
    Missouri used to have identical uniforms to the Webber picture in the ticker. Same format, font, etc., even down to the block M. I always wondered how that happened.

  • =bg= | February 13, 2008 at 4:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”224097″]Any other pics of Amanda Beard in that new suit?[/quote]

    will this do?
    http://msn.foxsports...

    http://msn.foxsports...

  • aram | February 13, 2008 at 4:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”224198″][quote comment=”224155″]That Chris Webber shot is Webber wearing a Michigan uniform that was retired after the ’89 season. It was probably something sitting around the equipment room, hence why it was so damn tight. The 1990 team was the first to wear the new design, and the 1991 team, with Webber as a freshman, were the first to wear the maize alternates.[/quote]

    The Game-worn maize alternates, according to Jersey-Joe, were made by Russell Athletic, as opposed to the retail version which were made by Nike. I have searched far and wide to get my hands on either, only finding the Navy. A friend whom I taught with had a pair but was unwilling to part with them, much to my dismay![/quote]
    Russell supplied the uniforms during the Fab Five era. There’s a passage in the Mitch Albom Fab Five book about how the manager of the M Den (the Michigan Athletic Department’s retail store) ordered 125 jerseys and shorts from Russell identical to those worn by the team, not even sure if they’d sell. And they did within a few days. Michigan wasn’t a Nike school until 1995, at which time the Fab Five-era uniforms were still being work. Michigan didn’t change uniforms until the Nike big block M design in ’98, which was the template also worn by North Carolina and a couple other schools.

  • steve | February 13, 2008 at 4:35 pm |

    Amanda or is it adanama?

    http://imgserv.ya.co...

  • todd krevanchi | February 13, 2008 at 4:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”224279″][quote comment=”224269″][quote comment=”224258″]Webber against Georgia Tech: http://www.jamd.com/...

    thats actually a pic from the 1992 ncaa tournament. michigans second round game against east tennesse state.[/quote]

    Thanks for the correction, Todd!I obviously had trouble with that pic from the getgo! If I recall, ETSU had a great little guard who wore White Jordan V’s with the black soles.[/quote]

    keith “mister” jennings.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | February 13, 2008 at 4:41 pm |

    Ooooh…check out this beauty!! If you think the NBA All-Star Unis are bad…

  • Rick | February 13, 2008 at 4:43 pm |

    Here’s my favorite Chris Webber picture:

    http://static.flickr...

  • Kate | February 13, 2008 at 4:45 pm |

    I seriously think it’s about time for there to be something for the ladies of uniwatch to look at.

    Unfortunately this isn’t the time.

  • LI Phil | February 13, 2008 at 4:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”224340″]I seriously think it’s about time for there to be something for the ladies of uniwatch to look at.

    Unfortunately this isn’t the time.[/quote]

    paul’s pic of phelps’ junk isn’t enough?

  • lwiedy | February 13, 2008 at 4:59 pm |

    The new Abbott & Costello:
    http://i256.photobuc...

  • J-P | February 13, 2008 at 5:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”223996″][quote comment=”223982″]My thoughts on the 32 situation: 32 is a binary number. Binary numbers tend to have many aesthetically appealing qualities (see link I pasted under this paragraph). 32 in particular is also the first two-digit binary number that doesn’t have a ‘1’ in it, meaning there’s a balance in width between the two digits, also aesthetically pleasing to the eye since there’s a natural “kerning” of the characters. The only other two-digit binary number would be 64, which is a rather awkward number in most sports, with football being the possible exception.

    http://www.oberlin.e...

    By ‘binary’ do you mean a power of 2? If so, then, yes, 32 is the first two digit binary number without a ‘1’. Then again, there are only 2 binary dual digit numbers without a ‘1’ in them, 32 and 64 (as you mentioned).[/quote]
    I was hoping that when Mike Commodore was traded, they’d give him the # 64 for obvious reasons.

  • James Craven | February 13, 2008 at 5:26 pm |

    GoDaddy.com.

    That is all.

  • Aaron Scholder | February 13, 2008 at 5:37 pm |

    Paul, I think I’ll buy this for you:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • todd krevanchi | February 13, 2008 at 5:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”224336″]Here’s my favorite Chris Webber picture:

    http://static.flickr...

    as much as id like to say its mine too, i hate how people think that webber calling timeout lost them the title. sure it locked in the fact that they probably werent going to come back from it, but the facts are…
    a. michigan was losing at the time by 2.
    b. carolina i believe had 2 fouls to give at the end
    c. carolina also had the posession arrow.

    coach smith in his coaching brilliance always seemed to set up close games with that same scenario.

    webber didnt lose the 93 national title. carolina beat them.

  • Dan from Austin | February 13, 2008 at 6:05 pm |

    Has anyone seen the list of rejected proposals for the new NFL logo?

  • Mike | February 13, 2008 at 6:08 pm |

    MLB has the new Thermabase fleeces out. It looks like more teams are included this year, such as the Nationals with an old school “W” and of course, multiple powder blues:

    Linky

  • bar57988 | February 13, 2008 at 6:39 pm |

    keith “mister” jennings.[/quote]

    “Mister” Jennings played much earlier than Webber, I want to say he was a senior in 1986.

  • Original Jim | February 13, 2008 at 7:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”224236″][quote comment=”224233″]nice font

    the only thing worse would be ‘comic sans'[/quote]

    You say that, until someone puts Times New Roman on a uniform.[/quote]

    I present to you, the Milwaukee Brewers:

    http://cache2.gettyi...

  • MPowers1634 | February 13, 2008 at 7:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”224325″][quote comment=”224198″][quote comment=”224155″]That Chris Webber shot is Webber wearing a Michigan uniform that was retired after the ’89 season. It was probably something sitting around the equipment room, hence why it was so damn tight. The 1990 team was the first to wear the new design, and the 1991 team, with Webber as a freshman, were the first to wear the maize alternates.[/quote]

    The Game-worn maize alternates, according to Jersey-Joe, were made by Russell Athletic, as opposed to the retail version which were made by Nike. I have searched far and wide to get my hands on either, only finding the Navy. A friend whom I taught with had a pair but was unwilling to part with them, much to my dismay![/quote]
    Russell supplied the uniforms during the Fab Five era. There’s a passage in the Mitch Albom Fab Five book about how the manager of the M Den (the Michigan Athletic Department’s retail store) ordered 125 jerseys and shorts from Russell identical to those worn by the team, not even sure if they’d sell. And they did within a few days. Michigan wasn’t a Nike school until 1995, at which time the Fab Five-era uniforms were still being work. Michigan didn’t change uniforms until the Nike big block M design in ’98, which was the template also worn by North Carolina and a couple other schools.[/quote]

    The block M style was worn by Jamal Crawford and lasted just about as long as he did in Ann Arbor.
    However, I did like those templates, not nearly as much as the Fab Five era. The Block M style had a MICHIGAN wordmark across the rear of the shorts which was a nice touch.

    On the other hand, the Eddie Cota, Joe Forte era block NC was a travesty in my mind. Was Coach Guthridge there for that?

  • MPowers1634 | February 13, 2008 at 7:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”224417″]keith “mister” jennings.[/quote]

    “Mister” Jennings played much earlier than Webber, I want to say he was a senior in 1986.[/quote]

    I literally called the ETSU basketball department today to figure this out because I had no luck online. I mentioned the facts, ’92 Tournament, Second round vs. Michigan, Supe point guard. Without missing a beat, she blurted out Keith “Mister” Jennings. She mentioned that he’s back assisting with the basketball program and asked if I’d like his cell phone number. I declined but now realizing the interest on the board today, maybe we could interview him concerning the Fab Five or something.

  • Ben | February 13, 2008 at 7:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”224016″]finally

    and all is right in the world once again[/quote]
    completely agre with you. couldn’t wait until this weekend so i played hookie from work today and went over to watch a workout.

  • James Craven | February 13, 2008 at 7:45 pm |

    Clemens’ trainer said Roger did do HGH.

    “And I would have gotten away with it if it weren’t for those kids and their meddling dog!”

  • LI Phil | February 13, 2008 at 8:04 pm |
  • LI Phil | February 13, 2008 at 8:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”224444″]Clemens’ trainer said Roger did do HGH.

    “And I would have gotten away with it if it weren’t for those kids and their meddling dog!”[/quote]

    HGH…it does a body good

  • LI Phil | February 13, 2008 at 8:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”224456″][quote comment=”224444″]Clemens’ trainer said Roger did do HGH.

    “And I would have gotten away with it if it weren’t for those kids and their meddling dog!”[/quote]

    HGH…it does a body good[/quote]

    it does a body good

  • Eric B | February 13, 2008 at 9:04 pm |

    dang! i didn’t realize clemens’ wife was built like that. up until now, i’d been wondering why she’d be on the juice, too.

  • Michael | February 13, 2008 at 9:32 pm |

    Paul,

    Weren’t those contrasted material seems on the pro bowl pants last year? I’m pretty sure I saw it mentioned on uniwatch last year.

  • Michael | February 13, 2008 at 9:32 pm |

    Paul,

    Did we notice those contrasted material seems on the pro bowl pants last year? I’m pretty sure I saw it mentioned on uniwatch last year.

  • jean | February 13, 2008 at 9:41 pm |

    for met fans who wondered how a mets hockey-style catchers mask would look like… http://www.nydailyne...

  • tmac3217 | February 13, 2008 at 9:50 pm |

    That Kirby Puckett pic is totally wrong… It says that it is for his first All Star season in 1986. Too bad the Twins didn’t start wearing the pinstripes until 1987. 1986 was the last year of the powder blues. And judging by Kirby’s goatee and girth, I’d say that was an early 90’s pic of him.

  • felix | February 13, 2008 at 9:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”223930″]
    I still say that Mike Commodore should be REQUIRED to wear #64.[/quote]

    There’s still time. Steve Heinze eventually managed to convince them to let him wear 57.

  • Seth | February 13, 2008 at 10:02 pm |

    I just saw this posted on the University of Illinois website. The football team will be wearing Dick Butkus era throwbacks September 6, 2008 for the rededication of Memorial Stadium. There aren’t any pics of the throwbacks yet though. Here’s a link to the article and a picture of what they looked back when Butkus played.

    http://fightingillin...

  • todd krevanchi | February 13, 2008 at 10:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”224485″]for met fans who wondered how a mets hockey-style catchers mask would look like… http://www.nydailyne...

    brian schneider graduated from northampton hs in pa, which is my cross town rival. interestingly enough his nickname is “hoops”.

  • James Craven | February 13, 2008 at 10:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”224236″][quote comment=”224233″]n“Nce font.

    “The only thing worse would be ‘Comic Sans.'”[/quote]

    “You say that, until someone puts Times New Roman on a uniform.”[/quote]

    Too late. The Brewers beat you by about seven years.

  • Will S | February 13, 2008 at 10:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”224432″][quote comment=”224236″][quote comment=”224233″]nice font

    the only thing worse would be ‘comic sans'[/quote]

    You say that, until someone puts Times New Roman on a uniform.[/quote]

    I present to you, the Milwaukee Brewers:

    http://cache2.gettyi...

    I actually like those

  • James Craven | February 13, 2008 at 10:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”224497″]“I just saw this posted on the University of Illinois website. The football team will be wearing Dick Butkus era throwbacks September 6, 2008 for the rededication of Memorial Stadium. There aren’t any pics of the throwbacks yet though. Here’s a link to the article and a picture of what they looked back when Butkus played.”[/quote]

    http://fightingillin...

    Who wants to be that Jeff George gets in? Oh, wait that was Art Schliester at The Ohio State University!

  • aram | February 13, 2008 at 10:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”224433″][quote comment=”224325″][quote comment=”224198″][quote comment=”224155″]That Chris Webber shot is Webber wearing a Michigan uniform that was retired after the ’89 season. It was probably something sitting around the equipment room, hence why it was so damn tight. The 1990 team was the first to wear the new design, and the 1991 team, with Webber as a freshman, were the first to wear the maize alternates.[/quote]

    The Game-worn maize alternates, according to Jersey-Joe, were made by Russell Athletic, as opposed to the retail version which were made by Nike. I have searched far and wide to get my hands on either, only finding the Navy. A friend whom I taught with had a pair but was unwilling to part with them, much to my dismay![/quote]
    Russell supplied the uniforms during the Fab Five era. There’s a passage in the Mitch Albom Fab Five book about how the manager of the M Den (the Michigan Athletic Department’s retail store) ordered 125 jerseys and shorts from Russell identical to those worn by the team, not even sure if they’d sell. And they did within a few days. Michigan wasn’t a Nike school until 1995, at which time the Fab Five-era uniforms were still being work. Michigan didn’t change uniforms until the Nike big block M design in ’98, which was the template also worn by North Carolina and a couple other schools.[/quote]

    The block M style was worn by Jamal Crawford and lasted just about as long as he did in Ann Arbor.
    However, I did like those templates, not nearly as much as the Fab Five era. The Block M style had a MICHIGAN wordmark across the rear of the shorts which was a nice touch.

    On the other hand, the Eddie Cota, Joe Forte era block NC was a travesty in my mind. Was Coach Guthridge there for that?[/quote]
    I LOVE the shorts from that Michigan template. They were used all the way from, I believe, 1998 up until about 2003. I have a pair of both the blue and the maize, wear ‘em every time I strap on the sneakers for an IM game.

  • LI Phil | February 13, 2008 at 10:38 pm |

    does this seem more like this today?

  • Nick | February 13, 2008 at 11:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”224083″][quote comment=”223937″]Off the wall question:

    Indiana University’s official colors are Crimson and Cream, as reported almost everywhere, yet their teams to my knowledge all use white instead of cream. Anyone know why? Seems like cream would be unique and much cooler.[/quote]

    Not off the wall at all. In fact there are pictures ON the walls in the interior of Memorial Stadium of pictures where the IU football team has helmets that are cream and crimson (see the helmet with the angled “IU” monogram in this photo). You are quite correct, though, about the fact that IU uses white as its primary fabric color for uniforms. I have a feeling that this is probably because white fabric was easier to come by in the way-back days. My other feeling is that, because white simply looks sharper and cleaner, IU used it go give themselves a better look. Also, I have a feeling that, if IU went to cream-colored uniforms, they would look something like the San Diego Padres.[/quote]

    CREAM FOOTBALL JERSEYS for INDIANA UNIVERSITY

    My recollection was that IU football wore cream colored pants and jerseys with the slanted IU logo for ONE YEAR in the early 1980’s when Sam Wyche was the head football coach.

    He left for the NFL after one year and the cream went with him.

  • Nick | February 13, 2008 at 11:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”224083″][quote comment=”223937″]Off the wall question:

    Indiana University’s official colors are Crimson and Cream, as reported almost everywhere, yet their teams to my knowledge all use white instead of cream. Anyone know why? Seems like cream would be unique and much cooler.[/quote]

    Not off the wall at all. In fact there are pictures ON the walls in the interior of Memorial Stadium of pictures where the IU football team has helmets that are cream and crimson (see the helmet with the angled “IU” monogram in this photo). You are quite correct, though, about the fact that IU uses white as its primary fabric color for uniforms. I have a feeling that this is probably because white fabric was easier to come by in the way-back days. My other feeling is that, because white simply looks sharper and cleaner, IU used it go give themselves a better look. Also, I have a feeling that, if IU went to cream-colored uniforms, they would look something like the San Diego Padres.[/quote]

    CREAM FOOTBALL JERSEYS for INDIANA UNIVERSITY

    My recollection was that IU football wore
    cream colored pants and jerseys with the slanted IU logo for ONE YEAR in the early 1980’s when Sam Wyche was the head football coach.

    He left for the NFL after one year and the cream went with him.

  • Patrick | February 13, 2008 at 11:51 pm |

    No Beard on Amanda’s clam apparently.