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Uni Watch: The Forgotten Presidential Caucus

DEANS IOWA SPEECH

By Bryan Redemske

In just more than a month, the pool of Presidential candidates has been whittled — nay, chopped — to just a precious handful. Iowans had their early say, Super Tuesday has come and gone, and states are doling out the remaining delegates like crazy.

We’ve heard about tax plans, health care plans, and Iraq. We’re heard about budgets and spending. But what about uniforms? Or, perhaps more accurately, if these candidates were on a sports team, would they wear the uniform properly or Manny-style? Would they opt for “comfort” or a timeless classic? Time to find out.

First off, it’s a shame John Edwards is no longer in the running. Trim, fit, and owning a nice head of hair, Edwards pulled off a late-July bike ride alongside Lance Armstrong with panache. The former candidate joined Armstrong for part of a day of RAGBRAI, the annual bike tour across Iowa. Edwards hopped on a loaner bike from Trek and hit the road. Note the properly worn helmet — just above the eyebrows — and also the confidence displayed by having a conversation while also moving forward. Many riders on RAGBRAI can’t do either without endangering everybody within 100 feet. Minor points subtracted, however, for going with baggy shorts over the standard ones. But no matter what he did, topping Howard Dean’s 2003 RAGBRAI ride was a given. And get a load of the calves on that guy!

Mitt Romney’s supporters were wearing little “mitts” that were actually gloves. And now his campaign is “suspended”? There’s a connection there somewhere.

Though he’s currently getting blasted, Mike Huckabee is a viable Uni Watch candidate. Once a very large man, Huckabee is now a smaller man who runs. A lot. Like, every day, in almost every town. Aside from playing bass with pretty much anybody who will let him plug in, Huckabee favors photo ops that feature him running. Here he is finishing up in Des Moines (at Gray’s Lake, where I once contemplated dropping out of a marathon, only to realize I’d still have to walk to the car anyway — might as well get a medal while I’m at it). South Carolina outfitted him here. You have to admire the guy’s routine, and also his adherence to basic running style. What’s basic running style, you ask? Bring your shorts, your shoes, and a comfy shirt, and go. Huckabee has it.

Hillary Clinton … um, pass. And pick a damn hat while you’re at it. At least get a little more bend in that bill.

Barack Obama seems to be kind of like Edwards — always well put-together, never lacking a certain class. Obama’s game is basketball, though he has been known to take some cuts now and again. He seems to be a fine Uni Watch candidate given the evidence at hand. Some stripes on the socks would be nice, but the rest of the uni is hard to argue with. He did fine throwing out a first pitch at a White Sox game in 2005, though a harsh rebuke is due to the club. Replica gear? Give out the good stuff! Here’s a gallery of a one-on-one game with an SI writer in scenic Spencer, Iowa, in late December. It would be nice to get a feel for his socks — to see if his stance on tall socks or stripes has changed — but the Zorro look is sleek. And I bet he can still dunk. [Also, based on the Chisox photo, note that Obama is a southpaw, as were four of the last six presidents. Hmmmm. — PL]

Finally, there’s John McCain. He’s getting up there, with a skin cancer history and some lingering issues due to injuries sustained during a 5.5-year vacation in Vietnam in the late 1960s. McCain hasn’t done much to distinguish his uni-based credentials of late. He does have a uniform history, however, as a naval pilot. And Navy pilots look cool.

So here’s where we stand: We have a flip-flopper, a guy who can’t go out in the sun, a guy who wears running shorts an awful lot, and a guy who may or may not be able dunk on other world leaders.

Choose wisely.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Paul here. Two nice Shorpy finds by Bob Andrews: First, there’s sooooo much to like in this photo of the 1925 Hine Junior High School girls’ basketball team, and check out the 1921 Gallaudet hoops uniform (I’m assuming the two “B”s stand for “basket ball”). … Kevin Brotzman reports that his recently launched NumerOlogy site, which is devoted to Orioles uni number history, recently got a communiqué from former O’s pitcher Dick Hall, whose grandson had showed him the site. “Dick informed me that one of the games played in the O’s bullpen during blowouts involved picking a uniform number and attempting to list all the players around the league who wore the number at that time. Apparently Milt Pappas had the best head for numbers.” … UCLA and USC will both wear home uniforms, just like in the old days, for their annual football matchup this year. For details, including how the schools plan to get around the penalty for the road team not wearing white, start reading at the fifth paragraph of this story (with thanks to Art Kerdmanee). … MLB’s two most famous batting helmet modifications are probably Brooksie’s shortened brim and Yaz’s enlarged earhole (along with improvised masks, natch, but that’s a whole separate category). Now Paul Wiederecht has spotted a new one: Check out Glenn Beckert’s earflap, the front edge of which appears to have been scooped out to provide better visibility. … Interesting find by Bob Kemp, who writes: “Check out this picture, which was from Gene Smithson’s time as the coach at Illinois State. The shorts and the jersey’s side panel have the letters ‘MTXE’ — that’s for ‘Mental Toughness, Extra Effort.’ Smithson later brought this slogan to Wichita State, but I’m not sure if he put the letters on the uni. Have any other teams had these sorts of slogans on them, and is it possible that teams can still do that, or is it a violation of NCAA rules?” Good questions — anyone..? … Hobart College’s hockey team will be wearing camou uniforms tonight, as part of a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project. … I believe this is Uni Watch’s first-ever motocross item, courtesy of Mike Lindsey “The Motocross Supercross was in San Diego last weekend, and Chad Reed wore a Chargers replica MX helmet, complete with his number on the back. Reed has won five of the last six races held in San Diego and apparently loves the city.” … Good catch by Bryan, who spotted Erik Bedard wearing someone else’s glove. … Second item on this page tells the amusing story of Esteban Loaiza’s career-long quest to wear No. 25 (with thanks to Eric Borer). … I know Nike will go to great lengths to get the swoosh as much exposure as possible, but this is a bit much (gold star for Ken Singer). … Speaking of Nike, two years ago the Swooshkateers told me that they didn’t put a black helmet into Oregon’s mix-and-match uni system “out of respect for Oregon State.” I guess their respect has run dry, because a black helmet is now supposedly on the way (good spot by Dave Anderson). … Mother lode of great old Cubs and Chisox spring training pics here (thanks, Bryan). … Earl Pettis of Rutgers was missing an “S” last night (big thanks to Tim Nichols). … Jeremy Brahm reports that the French LNB (Ligue Nationale de Basket) uses a black basketball. … Also from Jeremy: There’s something weird about receiving a gold medal while wearing a rifle, no? … Odd photo here of Dodgers prospect Clayton Kershaw wearing a USA uni and a Dodgers cap (as forwarded by Brian McCrodden). … The Kansas hoops team will wear 1988 throwbacks against Colorado tomorrow (with thanks to Jeff Mazzapica).

 

185 comments to Uni Watch: The Forgotten Presidential Caucus

  • […] Bryan Redemske wrote a fantastic post today on “Uni Watch: The Forgotten Presidential Caucus”Here’s ONLY a quick extractI believe this is Uni Watch’s first-ever motocross item, courtesy of Mike Lindsey “The Motocross Supercross was in San Diego last weekend, and Chad Reed wore a Chargers replica MX helmet, complete with his number on the back. … […]

  • Helmets Match Pants | February 15, 2008 at 9:44 am |

    I assume the Chargers motocross helmet did not have an American flag on the back…

  • al | February 15, 2008 at 9:44 am |

    With regards to Clayton Kershaw pic with the Dodgers cap and USA jersey, that was at last years futures game, as seen on the patch of the red prospect.

  • Joe H | February 15, 2008 at 9:46 am |

    It’s officially gone to far…Anvil t-shirt company has officially changed the name of their pink t-shirts.

  • Mike Edgerly | February 15, 2008 at 9:47 am |

    Here’s a Wichita State Xavier McDaniel throwback for sale that has the “MTXE” on the left side. Looking for a “real” pic.

  • luther mahoney | February 15, 2008 at 9:47 am |

    The Clayton Kershaw photo is from the MLB Prospects game which is play on the Sunday before the All Star game at the All Star game site. It
    usually pits the American born prospects versus the foreign born prospects.

  • Stuby | February 15, 2008 at 9:51 am |

    Sounds like Loaiza should have negotiated for #25 with the equipment manager, who usually carries the most weight.

    Here’s a year by year breakdown of Loaiza’s number history (at the bottom of the page). I hadn’t realized that Oakland had reissued #25 to anyone after McGwire until that interview piece.

  • Mike Edgerly | February 15, 2008 at 9:53 am |

    X-Man Wichita State pic with “MTXE”

  • teamcinnamon | February 15, 2008 at 9:57 am |

    No American flag on the back of the MXer’s Chargers replica.

  • RS Rogers | February 15, 2008 at 9:58 am |

    What is that USA baseball jersey all about? Has the US Baseball Federation changed the national team’s logo? (The national team’s site is still showing the awesome flag-S logo.

  • LT | February 15, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    Terry Steinbach’s cheek guard was my all-time favorite MLB helmet modification:

    http://espn.go.com/m...

  • LT | February 15, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    Terry Steinbach’s cheek guard was my all-time favorite MLB helmet modification:

    http://espn.go.com/m...

  • Jeff | February 15, 2008 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”225375″]No American flag on the back of the MXer’s Chargers replica.[/quote]
    How about a “21” sticker? :)

  • Breezy | February 15, 2008 at 10:06 am |

    Best baseball helmet modification ever:

    Cobra!

  • Perry | February 15, 2008 at 10:15 am |

    Typo in the ticker… that school in DC where the 1921 roundballer played is spelled Gallaudet.

  • Paul Lukas | February 15, 2008 at 10:16 am |
  • Minna H. | February 15, 2008 at 10:16 am |

    Black balls! I love it!

  • Bluesfan | February 15, 2008 at 10:18 am |

    I will apologize upfront if you already talked about this. The MXTE placement reminded me of the sports I saw 2 nights ago.

    While they were doing a story on Kelvin Sampson and his recruiting troubles, they were showing file footage of him coaching basketball practice (circa 2002) at Oklahoma.

    Printed on the butts of every player’s practice shorts was the word “INTEGRITY”.

    Talk about your “Do as I say, Not as I do” moments.

  • Kenny | February 15, 2008 at 10:21 am |

    Bulls wore red aways at home for Valentine’s Day yesterday

  • Kenny | February 15, 2008 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment=”225391″]Black balls! I love it![/quote]

    Once you go black, you can’t go back

  • Husker E10 | February 15, 2008 at 10:22 am |

    When you know you made it to THE SHOW!

    TAMPA, Fla. — Joba Chamberlain spent too many hours last year grabbing a marker and scrawling his number on every piece of clothing he owned. He was just a rookie. Rookies don’t get fancy clothes with their number stitched on.
    So imagine Chamberlain’s grin when he jaunted into Spring Training on Thursday to find a locker stuffed with gear labeled No. 62. Technically, he’s still a rookie, but the Yankees know much better than that.

    “I think I got most excited that they put my number on my shorts,” Chamberlain said. “I won’t ever lose my stuff now.”

  • Minna H. | February 15, 2008 at 10:23 am |

    [quote comment=”225367″]It’s officially gone to far…Anvil t-shirt company has officially changed the name of their pink t-shirts.[/quote]

    Grumble, grumble. Thanks, Joe H. for taking the joy out of black basketballs.

  • MPowers1634 | February 15, 2008 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”225364″]I assume the Chargers motocross helmet did not have an American flag on the back…[/quote]

    Excellent…exactly what I was thinking!

  • Minna H. | February 15, 2008 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”225396″][quote comment=”225391″]Black balls! I love it![/quote]

    Once you go black, you can’t go back[/quote]

    So I’ve heard…all I know is that EVERYTHING looks better in black!

  • teamcinnamon | February 15, 2008 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”225400″][quote comment=”225364″]I assume the Chargers motocross helmet did not have an American flag on the back…[/quote]

    Excellent…exactly what I was thinking![/quote]

    This, of course, would only be relevant to anybody who reads this board on a regular basis.

    Y’know, those of us who GET IT.

  • Joe H | February 15, 2008 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”225398″][quote comment=”225367″]It’s officially gone to far…Anvil t-shirt company has officially changed the name of their pink t-shirts.[/quote]

    Grumble, grumble. Thanks, Joe H. for taking the joy out of black basketballs.[/quote]

    OK, I’ll take the discussion back to balls…I saw this ball in the store the other day and it’s just wierd.

  • Brian Baute | February 15, 2008 at 10:37 am |

    Check the 7th picture in the Obama photo gallery – he’s laying one up and you can see his left shin. No sock showing, just wearing ankle socks.

  • Steve-O | February 15, 2008 at 10:39 am |
  • Neil | February 15, 2008 at 10:42 am |

    One for you, Paul: this season’s throwback jerseys for the University of Alberta men’s hockey team.

    Game photos, unfortunately, are almost impossible to come by – the whole uni looks awesome on the ice.

  • buckeyebrain | February 15, 2008 at 10:42 am |

    The correct Spelling is Gallaudet.

    (Class of ’96)

  • LI Phil | February 15, 2008 at 10:43 am |

    live action shot of stevie nash’s nike trash talk kicks

  • DenverGregg | February 15, 2008 at 10:55 am |

    In that biathlon pic the facial expression is far more odd than is the presence of his equipment. Looks like he’s undergoing a cavity search or a urinary catherization for a drug test or something. Yikes.

  • tBone | February 15, 2008 at 11:00 am |

    I love what USC and UCLA are doing regarding the uniforms. It just shows the stupidity of the NCAA that there is a rule that both teams are willing to not only ignore, but to go to great lengths to do so. I can see a problem if there was any chance of color confusion, but there’s no way UCLA’s blue will ever be mistaken for USC’s red.

  • Minna H. | February 15, 2008 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”225406″][quote comment=”225398″][quote comment=”225367″]It’s officially gone to far…Anvil t-shirt company has officially changed the name of their pink t-shirts.[/quote]

    Grumble, grumble. Thanks, Joe H. for taking the joy out of black basketballs.[/quote]

    OK, I’ll take the discussion back to balls…I saw this ball in the store the other day and it’s just wierd.[/quote]

    Joe H., that is weird. Is it an official MJ basketball or something? Still, I like it better than charity pink.

  • Pat | February 15, 2008 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”225404″][quote comment=”225400″][quote comment=”225364″]I assume the Chargers motocross helmet did not have an American flag on the back…[/quote]

    Excellent…exactly what I was thinking![/quote]

    This, of course, would only be relevant to anybody who reads this board on a regular basis.

    Y’know, those of us who GET IT.[/quote]

    How very elitist of you.

  • BCrisp | February 15, 2008 at 11:14 am |

    Putting all politics aside, how is Ron Paul not the official candidate of Uni Watch?
    Congress baseball team
    Nice Stirrups!

  • bar57988 | February 15, 2008 at 11:15 am |

    Marvelous job by Neuheisel at UCLA!!! I’ve never had alot of respect for him as far as coaching, but he obviously gets it…

  • LI Phil | February 15, 2008 at 11:18 am |
  • MPowers1634 | February 15, 2008 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”225416″]live action shot of stevie nash’s nike trash talk kicks[/quote]

    Nike Zoom BB2 Low
    For more check this link.

  • Mark in Shiga | February 15, 2008 at 11:25 am |

    So imagine Chamberlain’s grin when he jaunted into Spring Training on Thursday to find a locker stuffed with gear labeled No. 62.

    Congratulations, Joba. Now pick a real baseball number — one that doesn’t belong on a 300-pound lineman — and get all that stuff re-sewn like you deserve!

  • Rich | February 15, 2008 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”225439″]get well soon[/quote]

    Stupid question time, but who is that?

  • Harry | February 15, 2008 at 11:44 am |

    Seton Hall’s women’s basketball team wore pink socks last game. Another shot here

  • al | February 15, 2008 at 11:51 am |

    those crappy hats have returned.

  • LI Phil | February 15, 2008 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”225461″][quote comment=”225439″]get well soon[/quote]

    Stupid question time, but who is that?[/quote]

    daniela hantuchova

  • LI Phil | February 15, 2008 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”225471″]those crappy hats have returned.[/quote]

    true…but johan is in black…making minna h very happy indeed

  • Brendon | February 15, 2008 at 11:56 am |

    Don’t forget about Kevin Seitzer

  • Stuby | February 15, 2008 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”225474″][quote comment=”225471″]those crappy hats have returned.[/quote]

    true…but johan is in black…making minna h very happy indeed[/quote]
    Not to speak for Minna, but I’d bet she’d rather have Johan back in the Twinkies’ red, white and blue.

  • Brendon | February 15, 2008 at 11:57 am |

  • Original Jim | February 15, 2008 at 11:58 am |

    Paul…I think Utah’s men’s basketball team has the slogan “U-Us-Muss” on the shorts this season.

  • DawgFan | February 15, 2008 at 12:00 pm |

    Louisiana Tech will be wearing pink shoelaces, socks, and wristbands Saturday vs San Jose State

  • MPowers1634 | February 15, 2008 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”225474″][quote comment=”225471″]those crappy hats have returned.[/quote]

    true…but johan is in black…making minna h very happy indeed[/quote]

    I don’t know whether it’s the piping above the ears or the low profile of the cap, but I CANNOT STAND those batting practice caps. In my mind, they are bastardized versions of the great 59-50’s that truly belong on a pro diamond.

  • sean | February 15, 2008 at 12:05 pm |
  • John | February 15, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    Carpetbagger Clinton slapped that damn cap on her head the moment she became a “New Yorker“. She never had my vote before them and will never get it now. Pandering piece of lying crap. At least the Cubs cap had some credibility.

  • todd krevanchi | February 15, 2008 at 12:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”225446″]So imagine Chamberlain’s grin when he jaunted into Spring Training on Thursday to find a locker stuffed with gear labeled No. 62.

    Congratulations, Joba. Now pick a real baseball number — one that doesn’t belong on a 300-pound lineman — and get all that stuff re-sewn like you deserve![/quote]

    agreed.

    [quote comment=”225464″]Seton Hall’s women’s basketball team wore pink socks last game. Another shot here[/quote]

    re: the first picture. amazing! a franz volcy sighting! and his number is retired?

    [quote comment=”225471″]those crappy hats have returned.[/quote]

    take a good look at that pic folks, because you wont see rick petersen in a shirt (t-shirt, jersey, or otherwise) for much longer.

  • Stuby | February 15, 2008 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”225493″][quote comment=”225446″]So imagine Chamberlain’s grin when he jaunted into Spring Training on Thursday to find a locker stuffed with gear labeled No. 62.

    Congratulations, Joba. Now pick a real baseball number — one that doesn’t belong on a 300-pound lineman — and get all that stuff re-sewn like you deserve![/quote]

    agreed.

    [quote comment=”225464″]Seton Hall’s women’s basketball team wore pink socks last game. Another shot here[/quote]

    re: the first picture. amazing! a franz volcy sighting! and his number is retired?

    [quote comment=”225471″]those crappy hats have returned.[/quote]

    take a good look at that pic folks, because you wont see rick petersen in a shirt (t-shirt, jersey, or otherwise) for much longer.[/quote]
    What cap is Peterson wearing?

  • Al | February 15, 2008 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”225368″]Here’s a Wichita State Xavier McDaniel throwback for sale that has the “MTXE” on the left side. Looking for a “real” pic.[/quote]

    I was wondering if that MTXE was for real. Same with the side panels of Wyoming and Marquette.

  • Darbs | February 15, 2008 at 12:24 pm |

    Hobart College: Great cause, horrible uniforms! Worst camou i think i’ve ever seen…

  • Jeff B | February 15, 2008 at 12:26 pm |

    Dude, Obama and Paul are the clear favorites based on uniforms (Based on politics, you’re on your own). Obama’s got the Sox jersey, athletic gear, and general athletic ability. Paul has the old school Astros and stirrups n everything.

  • Ian K | February 15, 2008 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”225381″]Terry Steinbach’s cheek guard was my all-time favorite MLB helmet modification:

    http://espn.go.com/m...

    Nice fake stirrups, Terry. Man I hated those back in Little League.

  • Maks | February 15, 2008 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”225413″]The correct Spelling is Gallaudet.

    (Class of ’96)[/quote]

    Hey buckeyebrain, maybe you could research more into the uniforms and what it means since you’re an alum.

    ~Maks
    RIT ’04

  • Der | February 15, 2008 at 12:32 pm |

    The Utah Utes have a slogan on their shorts this season! Haven’t found a real pic, but I believe the slogan stated above in a previous post is correct, “U-Us-Muss,” having something to do with the connection between the players and the student body fans. Great site Paul!

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 15, 2008 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”225503″]Hobart College: Great cause, horrible uniforms! Worst camou i think i’ve ever seen…[/quote]

    Agreed – orange paired with anything green, usually ends up an atrocity

  • Ross | February 15, 2008 at 12:46 pm |

    Never thought there would be such a funny way to see old rams uni’s.

    RAM IT!

    Did they not think of the other meanings of half those lines?….hilarious

  • Casey | February 15, 2008 at 12:46 pm |

    On John Edwards’ bicycling attire:

    “Minor points ADDED, however, for going with baggy shorts over the standard ones.”

    Fixed.

  • MPowers1634 | February 15, 2008 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”225488″]Kevin Seitzer[/quote]

    Interesting, it seems as if Seitzer is wearing a pair of the Deion Sanders cleats. Prime Time wore them for both football and baseball with different bottom plates. As the link shows, they were mainly a turf/cross training shoe. If memory serves, Jeff Conine was fond of wearing spikeless turf shoes while playing first base.

  • Valjean | February 15, 2008 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”225437″]Marvelous job by Neuheisel at UCLA!!! I’ve never had alot of respect for him as far as coaching, but he obviously gets it…[/quote]

    Second (or even third) that! May Neuheisel and Carroll’s creativity spread to other home-and-home arrangements. The ‘SC/UCLA look is classic; ’bout time they got back to it.

  • MPowers1634 | February 15, 2008 at 12:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”225517″][quote comment=”225503″]Hobart College: Great cause, horrible uniforms! Worst camou i think i’ve ever seen…[/quote]

    Agreed – orange paired with anything green, usually ends up an atrocity [/quote]

    I had a hankering the pic would be some type of representation of that school. I was only hoping that it wasn’t a number 26.

  • El Santo | February 15, 2008 at 12:59 pm |

    Nothing on Ron Paul? Where’s the R-evoL-ution? (OK, so maybe he’s got 9 whole delegate votes, but technically he’s still running….)

  • todd krevanchi | February 15, 2008 at 1:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”225520″]Never thought there would be such a funny way to see old rams uni’s.

    RAM IT!

    Did they not think of the other meanings of half those lines?….hilarious[/quote]

    nothing better than nolan cromwell (aka general zod) in an uncomfortable dancing and lip synching moment.

  • Stuby | February 15, 2008 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”225526″][quote comment=”225437″]Marvelous job by Neuheisel at UCLA!!! I’ve never had alot of respect for him as far as coaching, but he obviously gets it…[/quote]

    Second (or even third) that! May Neuheisel and Carroll’s creativity spread to other home-and-home arrangements. The ‘SC/UCLA look is classic; ’bout time they got back to it.[/quote]
    The difference between this rivalry and others is that A) they both used to play their home games at the L.A. Coliseum and B) the home jerseys offer enough of a contrast so as not to confuse. Probably wouldn’t work with OU v. Nebraska

  • LI Phil | February 15, 2008 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”225530″][quote comment=”225517″][quote comment=”225503″]Hobart College: Great cause, horrible uniforms! Worst camou i think i’ve ever seen…[/quote]

    Agreed – orange paired with anything green, usually ends up an atrocity [/quote]

    I had a hankering the pic would be some type of representation of that school. I was only hoping that it wasn’t a number 26.[/quote]

    can we please have a moratorium on ANYTHING related to ST…please

    pretty please

    with sugar on top?

  • JWortham | February 15, 2008 at 1:10 pm |

    Anyone aware of a site that sells vintage baseball posters and/or prints? Looking for some old school shots/ads to put on the walls of my son’s nursery room.

  • TOG | February 15, 2008 at 1:24 pm |

    http://www.president...

    President Bush #1 (looking very snappy in Yale pinnies) with an All-Time great legend…Babe Ruth…and current President Bush #2 showing some real stir-ups potential at a young age…

    http://www.tsl.state...

    Maybe those guys should have stuck to running baseball teams and oil rigs. Life would have been good…

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 15, 2008 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”225543″][quote comment=”225530″][quote comment=”225517″][quote comment=”225503″]Hobart College: Great cause, horrible uniforms! Worst camou i think i’ve ever seen…[/quote]

    Agreed – orange paired with anything green, usually ends up an atrocity [/quote]

    I had a hankering the pic would be some type of representation of that school. I was only hoping that it wasn’t a number 26.[/quote]

    can we please have a moratorium on ANYTHING related to ST…please

    pretty please

    with sugar on top?[/quote]

    What he said

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 15, 2008 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”225543″][quote comment=”225530″][quote comment=”225517″][quote comment=”225503″]Hobart College: Great cause, horrible uniforms! Worst camou i think i’ve ever seen…[/quote]

    Agreed – orange paired with anything green, usually ends up an atrocity [/quote]

    I had a hankering the pic would be some type of representation of that school. I was only hoping that it wasn’t a number 26.[/quote]

    can we please have a moratorium on ANYTHING related to ST…please

    pretty please

    with sugar on top?[/quote]

    Howzabout this ST?

  • Eriq Jaffe | February 15, 2008 at 1:27 pm |

    I’d like to congratulate the Chicago Tribune for not noticing that this picture is flipped.

  • Valjean | February 15, 2008 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”225541″][quote comment=”225526″][quote comment=”225437″]Marvelous job by Neuheisel at UCLA!!! I’ve never had alot of respect for him as far as coaching, but he obviously gets it…[/quote]

    Second (or even third) that! May Neuheisel and Carroll’s creativity spread to other home-and-home arrangements. The ‘SC/UCLA look is classic; ’bout time they got back to it.[/quote]
    The difference between this rivalry and others is that A) they both used to play their home games at the L.A. Coliseum and B) the home jerseys offer enough of a contrast so as not to confuse. Probably wouldn’t work with OU v. Nebraska[/quote]

    OK, sure, it’s a special case and something like OU/Neb wouldn’t work. But I’d like to see it explored for neutral site games, bowl games, etc.

    I actually think the NCAA’s inflexibility on this — was anyone else aware of those penalties? — has led to some of the alt jersey and monochrome weirdness of the last few years. (Well, that and the profit motive.) “Visitor” certainly doesn’t mean “white” anymore and teams clearly want more uni options.

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 15, 2008 at 1:33 pm |

    [/quote]

    can we please have a moratorium on ANYTHING related to ST…please

    pretty please

    with sugar on top?[/quote]

    Phil – ya gotta admit, this is pretty funny

  • MPowers1634 | February 15, 2008 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”225570″][quote comment=”225543″][quote comment=”225530″][quote comment=”225517″][quote comment=”225503″]Hobart College: Great cause, horrible uniforms! Worst camou i think i’ve ever seen…[/quote]

    Agreed – orange paired with anything green, usually ends up an atrocity [/quote]

    I had a hankering the pic would be some type of representation of that school. I was only hoping that it wasn’t a number 26.[/quote]

    can we please have a moratorium on ANYTHING related to ST…please

    pretty please

    with sugar on top?[/quote]

    Howzabout this ST?[/quote]

    Understood, however if it is actually uniform related, as with the use of stripes or visors, or non-regulation gear, his inclusion should be allowed. As for tribute agreement/disagreement; that topic has been rehashed ad nauseum.

  • LI Phil | February 15, 2008 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”225581″]Phil – ya gotta admit, this is pretty funny[/quote]

    you are a sick and twisted bastid

    /and i loves ya for it!
    //who wants fish sticks???

  • War Damn Eagle | February 15, 2008 at 1:47 pm |

    Atlanta’s spring training hats have changed. The piece over the ears was red last year, but now it’s blue, to match the rest of the hat.

    this year:
    http://sports.yahoo....

    last year:
    http://shop.mlb.com/...

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | February 15, 2008 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”225591″][quote comment=”225581″]Phil – ya gotta admit, this is pretty funny[/quote]

    you are a sick and twisted bastid

    /and i loves ya for it!
    //who wants fish sticks???[/quote]

    I do! I do!

    Seriously though, ‘Sean Taylored’? That is stupid, insensitive, and totally unneeded. A twelve letter, two word synonym for murdered is ridiculous.

  • LI Phil | February 15, 2008 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”225599″]Seriously though, ‘Sean Taylored’? That is stupid, insensitive, and totally unneeded. A twelve letter, two word synonym for murdered is ridiculous.[/quote]

    i agree…but ron goldmaned was already taken

  • War Damn Eagle | February 15, 2008 at 1:57 pm |

    look at this Tigers photo. One guy is wearing the old hat, and Granderson is wearing the new one.

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • LI Phil | February 15, 2008 at 2:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”225596″]Atlanta’s spring training hats have changed. The piece over the ears was red last year, but now it’s blue, to match the rest of the hat.

    this year:
    http://sports.yahoo....

    last year:
    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    yeah…some players just look so much more at home in this year’s hat versus last years

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | February 15, 2008 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”225606″][quote comment=”225599″]Seriously though, ‘Sean Taylored’? That is stupid, insensitive, and totally unneeded. A twelve letter, two word synonym for murdered is ridiculous.[/quote]

    i agree…but ron goldmaned was already taken[/quote]

    Okay Phil … ya got me … that was funny. Thanks.

  • Brendon | February 15, 2008 at 2:06 pm |

    I do solemnly swear to the some of the truth, half of the truth, and everything but the truth, so hel me God.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | February 15, 2008 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”225525″][quote comment=”225488″]Kevin Seitzer[/quote]

    Interesting, it seems as if Seitzer is wearing a pair of the Deion Sanders cleats. Prime Time wore them for both football and baseball with different bottom plates. As the link shows, they were mainly a turf/cross training shoe. If memory serves, Jeff Conine was fond of wearing spikeless turf shoes while playing first base.[/quote]

    sorry matt. gonna have to pull rank. seitzer is wearing a pair of diamond fury ii’s. very popular shoe in 96. sosa, bonds, brady anderson, you know, the steroid users wore this shoe.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | February 15, 2008 at 2:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”225591″]
    //who wants fish sticks???[/quote]

    i do. sitting here eating veggies with ranch dressing for lunch… i hate fridays during lent.

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 15, 2008 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”225599″][quote comment=”225591″][quote comment=”225581″]Phil – ya gotta admit, this is pretty funny[/quote]

    you are a sick and twisted bastid

    /and i loves ya for it!
    //who wants fish sticks???[/quote]

    I do! I do!

    Seriously though, ‘Sean Taylored’? That is stupid, insensitive, and totally unneeded. A twelve letter, two word synonym for murdered is ridiculous.[/quote]

    Whoa, Rick – it’s “urban slang” for “shot down”, as in “she shot me down when I asked her for a date”. Nothing to do with murder.
    Not unlike when someone gets a little too “enthusiastic” and you throw down a “don’t go Howard Dean on me!”
    Lighten up

  • DouginGA | February 15, 2008 at 2:17 pm |

    i do. sitting here eating veggies with ranch dressing for lunch… i hate fridays during lent.[/quote]

    Dude… that’s what fish is for! Why do you think McDonald’s offers the Filet-o-Fish?

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 15, 2008 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”225591″][quote comment=”225581″]Phil – ya gotta admit, this is pretty funny[/quote]

    you are a sick and twisted bastid

    /and i loves ya for it!
    //who wants fish sticks???[/quote]

    Yo, Phil – thanks for the compliment ;-)

  • Greg V. | February 15, 2008 at 2:21 pm |

    Obama’s out. Black and Navy do NOT match. Unacceptable, although he’s close.

  • LI Phil | February 15, 2008 at 2:26 pm |

    for teebs and any other puck-affictionados…

  • MPowers1634 | February 15, 2008 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”225621″][quote comment=”225525″][quote comment=”225488″]Kevin Seitzer[/quote]

    Interesting, it seems as if Seitzer is wearing a pair of the Deion Sanders cleats. Prime Time wore them for both football and baseball with different bottom plates. As the link shows, they were mainly a turf/cross training shoe. If memory serves, Jeff Conine was fond of wearing spikeless turf shoes while playing first base.[/quote]

    sorry matt. gonna have to pull rank. seitzer is wearing a pair of diamond fury ii’s. very popular shoe in 96. sosa, bonds, brady anderson, you know, the steroid users wore this shoe.[/quote]

    I stand corrected. I had a hunch,it was them. They were very clunky,as I remember.

  • MPowers1634 | February 15, 2008 at 2:27 pm |

    However, wasn’t Bonds already with Fila by then?

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | February 15, 2008 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”225629″][quote comment=”225599″][quote comment=”225591″][quote comment=”225581″]Phil – ya gotta admit, this is pretty funny[/quote]

    you are a sick and twisted bastid

    /and i loves ya for it!
    //who wants fish sticks???[/quote]

    I do! I do!

    Seriously though, ‘Sean Taylored’? That is stupid, insensitive, and totally unneeded. A twelve letter, two word synonym for murdered is ridiculous.[/quote]

    Whoa, Rick – it’s “urban slang” for “shot down”, as in “she shot me down when I asked her for a date”. Nothing to do with murder.
    Not unlike when someone gets a little too “enthusiastic” and you throw down a “don’t go Howard Dean on me!”
    Lighten up[/quote]

    I stand happily corrected. :)

    As far as lightening up … how’d you know I was on a diet? :)

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 15, 2008 at 2:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”225638″]for teebs and any other puck-affictionados…[/quote]
    Noticed that the “Fish-sticks” jersey is already SOLD…..Hmmmm……..

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 15, 2008 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”225644″][quote comment=”225629″][quote comment=”225599″][quote comment=”225591″][quote comment=”225581″]Phil – ya gotta admit, this is pretty funny[/quote]

    you are a sick and twisted bastid

    /and i loves ya for it!
    //who wants fish sticks???[/quote]

    I do! I do!

    Seriously though, ‘Sean Taylored’? That is stupid, insensitive, and totally unneeded. A twelve letter, two word synonym for murdered is ridiculous.[/quote]

    Whoa, Rick – it’s “urban slang” for “shot down”, as in “she shot me down when I asked her for a date”. Nothing to do with murder.
    Not unlike when someone gets a little too “enthusiastic” and you throw down a “don’t go Howard Dean on me!”
    Lighten up[/quote]

    I stand happily corrected. :)

    As far as lightening up … how’d you know I was on a diet? :)[/quote]

    Lucky guess…..aren’t we all in “resolution” mode? ;-)

  • Mike | February 15, 2008 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”225596″]Atlanta’s spring training hats have changed. The piece over the ears was red last year, but now it’s blue, to match the rest of the hat.

    this year:
    http://sports.yahoo....

    last year:
    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    Now, if only the Pirates would see the error of their ways and remove the red from over the ears of their hats…and the red vests…….please.

    link it

  • Shaftman | February 15, 2008 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”225648″][quote comment=”225638″]for teebs and any other puck-affictionados…[/quote]
    Noticed that the “Fish-sticks” jersey is already SOLD…..Hmmmm……..[/quote]

    By the way, his name is Teebz.

  • emd2k3 | February 15, 2008 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”225520″]Never thought there would be such a funny way to see old rams uni’s.

    RAM IT!

    Did they not think of the other meanings of half those lines?….hilarious[/quote]

    Not as good … but still atrocious.

  • todd krevanchi | February 15, 2008 at 2:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”225641″]However, wasn’t Bonds already with Fila by then?[/quote]

    nope. from the 96 all star game in philly.
    http://farm3.static....

  • Jeff Rinker | February 15, 2008 at 2:54 pm |

    Do you think Hillary jinxed the Cubs by wearing the hat? If they don’t win it all, I’m blaming her!!

  • Pat | February 15, 2008 at 3:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”225629″][quote comment=”225599″][quote comment=”225591″][quote comment=”225581″]Phil – ya gotta admit, this is pretty funny[/quote]

    you are a sick and twisted bastid

    /and i loves ya for it!
    //who wants fish sticks???[/quote]

    I do! I do!

    Seriously though, ‘Sean Taylored’? That is stupid, insensitive, and totally unneeded. A twelve letter, two word synonym for murdered is ridiculous.[/quote]

    Whoa, Rick – it’s “urban slang” for “shot down”, as in “she shot me down when I asked her for a date”. Nothing to do with murder.
    Not unlike when someone gets a little too “enthusiastic” and you throw down a “don’t go Howard Dean on me!”
    Lighten up[/quote]

    Yea, lighten up, making up pun-like words that mock someone’s premature death are always funny.

  • Mets Fan AZ | February 15, 2008 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”225663″][quote comment=”225641″]However, wasn’t Bonds already with Fila by then?[/quote]

    nope. from the 96 all star game in philly.
    http://farm3.static....
    ah, the good ol’ “picture of myself” wristbands. I miss those, can you imagine Manny borrowing those?

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 15, 2008 at 3:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”225674″][quote comment=”225629″][quote comment=”225599″][quote comment=”225591″][quote comment=”225581″]Phil – ya gotta admit, this is pretty funny[/quote]

    you are a sick and twisted bastid

    /and i loves ya for it!
    //who wants fish sticks???[/quote]

    I do! I do!

    Seriously though, ‘Sean Taylored’? That is stupid, insensitive, and totally unneeded. A twelve letter, two word synonym for murdered is ridiculous.[/quote]

    Whoa, Rick – it’s “urban slang” for “shot down”, as in “she shot me down when I asked her for a date”. Nothing to do with murder.
    Not unlike when someone gets a little too “enthusiastic” and you throw down a “don’t go Howard Dean on me!”
    Lighten up[/quote]

    Yea, lighten up, making up pun-like words that mock someone’s premature death are always funny.[/quote]

    Don’t shoot the messenger

  • Stuby | February 15, 2008 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”225667″]Do you think Hillary jinxed the Cubs by wearing the hat? If they don’t win it all, I’m blaming her!![/quote]
    Probably the other way around.

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 15, 2008 at 3:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”225667″]Do you think Hillary jinxed the Cubs by wearing the hat? If they don’t win it all, I’m blaming her!![/quote]

    The Cubs? Jinxed? Surely, you jest!

  • Mark K | February 15, 2008 at 3:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”225575″][quote comment=”225541″][quote comment=”225526″][quote comment=”225437″]Marvelous job by Neuheisel at UCLA!!! I’ve never had alot of respect for him as far as coaching, but he obviously gets it…[/quote]

    Second (or even third) that! May Neuheisel and Carroll’s creativity spread to other home-and-home arrangements. The ‘SC/UCLA look is classic; ’bout time they got back to it.[/quote]
    The difference between this rivalry and others is that A) they both used to play their home games at the L.A. Coliseum and B) the home jerseys offer enough of a contrast so as not to confuse. Probably wouldn’t work with OU v. Nebraska[/quote]

    OK, sure, it’s a special case and something like OU/Neb wouldn’t work. But I’d like to see it explored for neutral site games, bowl games, etc.

    I actually think the NCAA’s inflexibility on this — was anyone else aware of those penalties? — has led to some of the alt jersey and monochrome weirdness of the last few years. (Well, that and the profit motive.) “Visitor” certainly doesn’t mean “white” anymore and teams clearly want more uni options.[/quote]
    Those penalties are not spelled out in the NCAA rule book. It must be in the Coaches’ edition– always interesting stuff in there!

  • todd krevanchi | February 15, 2008 at 3:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”225630″]i do. sitting here eating veggies with ranch dressing for lunch… i hate fridays during lent.[/quote]

    Dude… that’s what fish is for! Why do you think McDonald’s offers the Filet-o-Fish?[/quote]

    i could totally go for an authentic mahi mahi fish taco… not that mcd’s crap.

  • ryan c #40 | February 15, 2008 at 3:44 pm |

    message for mpowers and the rest of you nike/shoe-heads

    these are easily the most comfortable shoes i’ve ever worn!

    http://www.eastbay.c...

  • ryan c #40 | February 15, 2008 at 3:46 pm |

    link wont work… lol

    they are the:

    Nike Men’s Zoom TR

  • Dustin Hall | February 15, 2008 at 3:51 pm |

    Found a this at cbssportsline.com, photo galleries of the paint schemes for the cars at the Daytona 500. I kind of find them interesting and somewhat “uni related” if you will.

    http://cbs.sportslin...

  • Randy Williams | February 15, 2008 at 4:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”225694″][quote comment=”225630″]i do. sitting here eating veggies with ranch dressing for lunch… i hate fridays during lent.[/quote]

    Dude… that’s what fish is for! Why do you think McDonald’s offers the Filet-o-Fish?[/quote]

    i could totally go for an authentic mahi mahi fish taco… not that mcd’s crap.[/quote]
    Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill. Two fish tacos with rice and beans. Go!

  • LI Phil | February 15, 2008 at 4:06 pm |

    seeing baroid w/bod reck patch…how come the giants didn’t do a patch for jose uribe? because he was killed in the off-season?

  • DonD | February 15, 2008 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”225538″][quote comment=”225520″]Never thought there would be such a funny way to see old rams uni’s.

    RAM IT!

    Did they not think of the other meanings of half those lines?….hilarious[/quote]

    nothing better than nolan cromwell (aka general zod) in an uncomfortable dancing and lip synching moment.[/quote]

    I wonder if they got help from the Village People with that song?

  • ryan c #40 | February 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm |

    I don’t know whether it’s the piping above the ears or the low profile of the cap, but I CANNOT STAND those batting practice caps. In my mind, they are bastardized versions of the great 59-50’s that truly belong on a pro diamond

    …agreed on the look, but damn are those hats comfy! i own a cleveland version… just love chief wahoo!

  • ryan c #40 | February 15, 2008 at 4:15 pm |

    Do you think Hillary jinxed the Cubs by wearing the hat? If they don’t win it all, I’m blaming her!!

    …then can i blame her too, now, for the horrible season the pirates will have??? just because???

  • Joe | February 15, 2008 at 4:16 pm |

    Here are the first photos I’ve seen of the new Tampa Bay Devil Rays spring training hats. The link has a small photo gallery and photo #3 is the best view
    http://www.tampabay....

  • Jon in SLC | February 15, 2008 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”225513″]The Utah Utes have a slogan on their shorts this season! Haven’t found a real pic, but I believe the slogan stated above in a previous post is correct, “U-Us-Muss,” having something to do with the connection between the players and the student body fans. Great site Paul![/quote]

    Ask and ye shall receive…

    The MUSS is the student athlete support club that organizes pep rallies and fund raisers and such. They attend every home game a a lot of road games. The group was started by Urban Meyer while he pit stopped here.

  • warren thompson | February 15, 2008 at 4:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”225426″]I love what USC and UCLA are doing regarding the uniforms. It just shows the stupidity of the NCAA that there is a rule that both teams are willing to not only ignore, but to go to great lengths to do so. I can see a problem if there was any chance of color confusion, but there’s no way UCLA’s blue will ever be mistaken for USC’s red.[/quote]

    Unfortunately, I’m old enough to remember when both teams could get away with wearing dark jerseys (no white anywhere in evidence) ….

  • Mike Engle | February 15, 2008 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”225720″]Here are the first photos I’ve seen of the new Tampa Bay Devil Rays spring training hats. The link has a small photo gallery and photo #3 is the best view
    http://www.tampabay....
    Photo #2: Manager Joe Maddon (#70) demonstrates how the Tampa Rays are ripping off the LA Angels, Maddon’s old team, by donning the colored numbers on same-colored jerseys.

  • James Craven | February 15, 2008 at 4:45 pm |

    And if you missed yesterday’s late post concerning Northern Illinois sports, the entire weekend – including a “Think Pink” game where they were to have worn pink-trimmed jerseys against Ohio university – was canceled in the wake of the murders there yesterday (2/14).

    As far as they are concerned, let us sway far away from that as possible.

  • jexcel89 | February 15, 2008 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”225676″][quote comment=”225663″][quote comment=”225641″]However, wasn’t Bonds already with Fila by then?[/quote]

    nope. from the 96 all star game in philly.
    http://farm3.static....
    ah, the good ol’ “picture of myself” wristbands. I miss those, can you imagine Manny borrowing those?[/quote]

    I think this is a better pic of those same wristbands.

    nice and long to cover the needle marks as well.

  • Juan Grande | February 15, 2008 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”225599″][quote comment=”225591″][quote comment=”225581″]Phil – ya gotta admit, this is pretty funny[/quote]

    you are a sick and twisted bastid

    /and i loves ya for it!
    //who wants fish sticks???[/quote]

    I do! I do!

    Seriously though, ‘Sean Taylored’? That is stupid, insensitive, and totally unneeded. A twelve letter, two word synonym for murdered is ridiculous.[/quote]

    What’s the matter, too soon?

  • Juan Grande | February 15, 2008 at 5:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”225727″][quote comment=”225720″]Here are the first photos I’ve seen of the new Tampa Bay Devil Rays spring training hats. The link has a small photo gallery and photo #3 is the best view
    http://www.tampabay....
    Photo #2: Manager Joe Maddon (#70) demonstrates how the Tampa Rays are ripping off the LA Angels, Maddon’s old team, by donning the colored numbers on same-colored jerseys.[/quote]

    The new uniforms aren’t bad, not great but not bad. The dark numbers on dark jersey look is only on the BP jerseys. I wish they kept the green though, it was distinctive and almost exclusive (other than the A’s of course)

  • Bob A | February 15, 2008 at 5:13 pm |

    Not sure it counts as a uni-worn slogan but the UH Coogs wore Phi Slamma Jamma embroidered on their warmups. Modeled here by my sons.

  • Stuby | February 15, 2008 at 5:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”225740″][quote comment=”225676″][quote comment=”225663″][quote comment=”225641″]However, wasn’t Bonds already with Fila by then?[/quote]

    nope. from the 96 all star game in philly.
    http://farm3.static....
    ah, the good ol’ “picture of myself” wristbands. I miss those, can you imagine Manny borrowing those?[/quote]

    I think this is a better pic of those same wristbands.

    nice and long to cover the needle marks as well.[/quote]
    Please tell me those wristbands don’t have “Say No to Drugs” written on them.

  • BS | February 15, 2008 at 5:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”225446″]So imagine Chamberlain’s grin when he jaunted into Spring Training on Thursday to find a locker stuffed with gear labeled No. 62.

    Congratulations, Joba. Now pick a real baseball number — one that doesn’t belong on a 300-pound lineman — and get all that stuff re-sewn like you deserve![/quote]
    Since he is a Jankee, maybe he is confused and actually believes he is a lineman (explans the excess weight).
    Go Sox!
    2004-1918=86 years
    2007-2004=3 years
    86/3 % x366 days=105 days
    Oh darn, we will have to be 261 days behind pace for our next Series win!

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 15, 2008 at 5:20 pm |

    I know that I’ve seen postings about the Rutgers ladies’ b-ball team rocking the pink, but has anyone posted NC State’s ladies doing the same?

  • Mike Engle | February 15, 2008 at 5:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”225745″][quote comment=”225727″][quote comment=”225720″]Here are the first photos I’ve seen of the new Tampa Bay Devil Rays spring training hats. The link has a small photo gallery and photo #3 is the best view
    http://www.tampabay....
    Photo #2: Manager Joe Maddon (#70) demonstrates how the Tampa Rays are ripping off the LA Angels, Maddon’s old team, by donning the colored numbers on same-colored jerseys.[/quote]

    The new uniforms aren’t bad, not great but not bad. The dark numbers on dark jersey look is only on the BP jerseys. I wish they kept the green though, it was distinctive and almost exclusive (other than the A’s of course)[/quote]
    I agree the Rays’ new look is a bit snoozy, as if it belongs to a Golden Years division underhand softball team. But I HATE low contrast typography. Way too hard to read. I hated the SF Giants’ black jerseys for that reason, I hate the Angels’ red jerseys for that reason, and I’m knocking this here Rays’ look for the same damn reason.

  • John | February 15, 2008 at 5:23 pm |

    BTW, John McCain was a Naval Aviator, not a pilot. I know it’s a fine point, but it’s akin to calling a Marine a Soldier. You just don’t do it.

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 15, 2008 at 5:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”225749″][quote comment=”225446″]So imagine Chamberlain’s grin when he jaunted into Spring Training on Thursday to find a locker stuffed with gear labeled No. 62.

    Congratulations, Joba. Now pick a real baseball number — one that doesn’t belong on a 300-pound lineman — and get all that stuff re-sewn like you deserve![/quote]
    Since he is a Jankee, maybe he is confused and actually believes he is a lineman (explans the excess weight).
    Go Sox!
    2004-1918=86 years
    2007-2004=3 years
    86/3 % x366 days=105 days
    Oh darn, we will have to be 261 days behind pace for our next Series win![/quote]
    Not sure if they were newspaper headlines or just posters made by Yankme fans – but does anyone have a pic of the infamous “Next WS Championship in 2090” sign?

  • LI Phil | February 15, 2008 at 5:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”225748″]Please tell me those wristbands don’t have “Say No to Drugs” written on them.[/quote]

    those wristbands don’t have “say no to drugs” written on them

    /wait…what?

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 15, 2008 at 5:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”225755″][quote comment=”225749″][quote comment=”225446″]So imagine Chamberlain’s grin when he jaunted into Spring Training on Thursday to find a locker stuffed with gear labeled No. 62.

    Congratulations, Joba. Now pick a real baseball number — one that doesn’t belong on a 300-pound lineman — and get all that stuff re-sewn like you deserve![/quote]
    Since he is a Jankee, maybe he is confused and actually believes he is a lineman (explans the excess weight).
    Go Sox!
    2004-1918=86 years
    2007-2004=3 years
    86/3 % x366 days=105 days
    Oh darn, we will have to be 261 days behind pace for our next Series win![/quote]
    Not sure if they were newspaper headlines or just posters made by Yankme fans – but does anyone have a pic of the infamous “Next WS Championship in 2090” sign?[/quote]
    Sorry to post to my original post, but I can’t find any pics, just stories and postings from knuckleheads all over

  • mpowers1634 | February 15, 2008 at 5:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”225702″]link wont work… lol

    they are the:

    Nike Men’s Zoom TR[/quote]

    I totally agree. I own the maroon, grey and black, all black. I rotate them all for my daily trips to spin and boot camp class.

  • Stan aka the took | February 15, 2008 at 5:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”225591″][quote comment=”225581″]Phil – ya gotta admit, this is pretty funny[/quote]

    you are a sick and twisted bastid

    /and i loves ya for it!
    //who wants fish sticks???[/quote]

    the jersey color disgusting… the logo cool.

  • todd krevanchi | February 15, 2008 at 5:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”225761″][quote comment=”225702″]link wont work… lol

    they are the:

    Nike Men’s Zoom TR[/quote]

    I totally agree. I own the maroon, grey and black, all black. I rotate them all for my daily trips to spin and boot camp class.[/quote]

    hoop
    1. aj iv/air flight 89 (its the same shoe)
    2. aj vii

    other
    1. air presto

  • LT | February 15, 2008 at 5:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”225663″][quote comment=”225641″]However, wasn’t Bonds already with Fila by then?[/quote]

    nope. from the 96 all star game in philly.
    http://farm3.static....

    That’s can’t be Barry Bonds. The guy in that photo is way too skinny! You must have the wrong guy.

    Seriously though, how ironic are the “Say No To Drugs” wristbands? LOL.

  • KW | February 15, 2008 at 6:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”225759″][quote comment=”225755″][quote comment=”225749″][quote comment=”225446″]So imagine Chamberlain’s grin when he jaunted into Spring Training on Thursday to find a locker stuffed with gear labeled No. 62.

    Congratulations, Joba. Now pick a real baseball number — one that doesn’t belong on a 300-pound lineman — and get all that stuff re-sewn like you deserve![/quote]
    Since he is a Jankee, maybe he is confused and actually believes he is a lineman (explans the excess weight).
    Go Sox!
    2004-1918=86 years
    2007-2004=3 years
    86/3 % x366 days=105 days
    Oh darn, we will have to be 261 days behind pace for our next Series win![/quote]
    Not sure if they were newspaper headlines or just posters made by Yankme fans – but does anyone have a pic of the infamous “Next WS Championship in 2090” sign?[/quote]
    Sorry to post to my original post, but I can’t find any pics, just stories and postings from knuckleheads all over[/quote]

    Try this http://www.flickr.co...

  • Joe | February 15, 2008 at 6:16 pm |

    It looks like Hillary picked up a $5 cap off the street… is that green I see under the bill? I heard she was running low on funds, but geez…

  • mpowers1634 | February 15, 2008 at 6:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”225768″][quote comment=”225761″][quote comment=”225702″]link wont work… lol

    they are the:

    Nike Men’s Zoom TR[/quote]

    I totally agree. I own the maroon, grey and black, all black. I rotate them all for my daily trips to spin and boot camp class.[/quote]

    hoop
    1. aj iv/air flight 89 (its the same shoe)
    2. aj vii

    other
    1. air presto[/quote]

    Hoop:
    1. Shox BB4(original shox basketball shoes)
    2. Flightposite 3
    3. Any Zoom cushioned shoe from 1997-2002, particularly the Zoom Flight 95 which is being retroed right now

    Other:
    1. Air Max 95
    2. Air Zoom Hayward
    3. Air Max 180

    Oh, while researching, I found these beauties:
    Flightposite 1: Ricky Moore wore them in the NCAA Final versus Duke in 1999, as well as the Green Goblin in Spiderman 1

  • Jean | February 15, 2008 at 6:38 pm |

    The Picture of Clayton Kershaw is from the MLB future’s All-Star Game which takes place during the MLB All Star celebrations. The reason the jersey says USA is because this game is played as “World Vs. USA”.

  • mpowers1634 | February 15, 2008 at 6:41 pm |

    Oh and by the way, if any of you ever find the Nike Air Crested Butte in the original blue/maize “colorway” size 9, please alert me immediately. They are my “holy grail” of sneakers meaning that if I obtained them, I would quit the “game”.

    My wife thanks you in advance!

  • mpowers1634 | February 15, 2008 at 6:50 pm |

    I apologize, the link above to the Air Max 95’s displays the “Invisible Woman” edition of the Air Force Ones, as opposed to the real shoe, which is another of the Fantastic Four pack, this one representing the “Human Torch” here.

    Check this link for the three remaining shoes in the “Pack”, which Nike has grown increasingly fond of releasing.

  • James | February 15, 2008 at 7:20 pm |

    I promise i’m not watching the actual game, but someone else has to see these jerseys that the celebrities are wearing in the NBA celebrity all star game. For those that cant see them, they are argyle mashups of the new orleans hornets white home jerseys and yellow away jerseys. sick.

  • Alex Ott | February 15, 2008 at 7:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”225807″]I promise i’m not watching the actual game, but someone else has to see these jerseys that the celebrities are wearing in the NBA celebrity all star game. For those that cant see them, they are argyle mashups of the new orleans hornets white home jerseys and yellow away jerseys. sick.[/quote]

    Worst things i have ever seen

  • Bob | February 15, 2008 at 7:30 pm |

    Regarding the pic of the Dodger prospect wearing the LA hat with the USA jersey was from the 2007 Futures All Star Game (USA vs World).

  • Rob B | February 15, 2008 at 7:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”225413″]The correct Spelling is Gallaudet.

    (Class of ’96)[/quote]

    What does Gallaudet do to replace ref whistles and buzzers?

    RobB

  • LI Phil | February 15, 2008 at 7:50 pm |

    what the hell is george clooney doing in the game?

  • Jordan Pope | February 15, 2008 at 8:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”225817″]what the hell is george clooney doing in the game?[/quote]

    thats taylor hicks lol

  • LI Phil | February 15, 2008 at 8:39 pm |
  • Spiderpig | February 15, 2008 at 8:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”225811″][quote comment=”225807″]I promise i’m not watching the actual game, but someone else has to see these jerseys that the celebrities are wearing in the NBA celebrity all star game. For those that cant see them, they are argyle mashups of the new orleans hornets white home jerseys and yellow away jerseys. sick.[/quote]

    Worst things i have ever seen[/quote]

    Yeah, those jerseys are hideous. I can’t believe they were actually made for this game, and they probably think people will buy them at a charity auction later. Probably just to give the money to charity, then throw the jersey away. Ick!

  • mpowers1634 | February 15, 2008 at 8:43 pm |

    Interesting kicks in the game….TO wearing the not yet released(Tomorrow) Air Jordan 23’s. I wonder if they are player exclusive matching those horrid unis or whether they are the general release colors?

  • sbergus | February 15, 2008 at 8:49 pm |

    I know that is may look ugly on the surface, but the All-Star game may be historical. Does anyone know of a previous instance of an argyle vs. argyle pairing?

  • LI Phil | February 15, 2008 at 9:02 pm |

    and what would an event be without alyssa picking out which celebrities she’s going to sleep with after the game?

  • mpowers1634 | February 15, 2008 at 9:05 pm |

    I seem to recall this being brought up before, possibly with the ASG promotional posters featuring Melo, but check out the NOLA version of the defunct NBA Game Ball.

  • Robert | February 15, 2008 at 9:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”225750″]…rocking the pink, [/quote]

    Can this officially be over? The whole “rock” as a substitute for “wear”? Please? Can it please be over? Please? Pretty please with pink sugar on top?

  • Paul Lukas | February 15, 2008 at 9:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”225840″][quote comment=”225750″]…rocking the pink, [/quote]

    Can this officially be over? The whole “rock” as a substitute for “wear”?[/quote]

    Seconded. I promise you will never see that usage in Uni Watch text.

  • LI Phil | February 15, 2008 at 9:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”225840″]…rocking the pink, [/quote]

    only acceptable for describing what celebrities will be doing with alyssa later

  • Adam | February 15, 2008 at 10:07 pm |

    Giants starting pitchers decide to wear stirrups…

    http://mlb.mlb.com/n...

  • Bryan Redemske | February 15, 2008 at 10:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”225850″]Giants starting pitchers decide to wear stirrups…

    http://mlb.mlb.com/n...

    We’re in a bad way when stories have to explain what stirrups are.

  • Will Morris | February 15, 2008 at 10:23 pm |

    If it hasn’t been posted already, the AHL’s Philadelphia Phantoms are wearing special President’s Day jerseys for their game on Monday against the Albany River Rats. They are predominantly green and copper, and I personally think they are hideous.

    http://images.comcas...
    http://images.comcas...

  • Mike Engle | February 15, 2008 at 10:41 pm |

    Fairly surprising development:
    Looks like Majestic finally figured out how to make gray Cool Base jerseys! (At the very least, Jersey Joe, a Uni Watch sponsor, claims to sell them.) I know I did a double-take when I saw that news.
    Hopeful prediction: Once upon a time, colored alts were prevalent because players like the Cool Base option on hot days. Now, the crazy colors can be scaled back, because with Cool Base grays, players can look good (opinion) and stay cool at once.

  • Wes Cunningham | February 15, 2008 at 10:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”225411″]One for you, Paul: this season’s throwback jerseys for the University of Alberta men’s hockey team.

    Game photos, unfortunately, are almost impossible to come by – the whole uni looks awesome on the ice.[/quote]

    Here’s a game photo for ya

  • Mike Engle | February 15, 2008 at 10:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”225852″]If it hasn’t been posted already, the AHL’s Philadelphia Phantoms are wearing special President’s Day jerseys for their game on Monday against the Albany River Rats. They are predominantly green and copper, and I personally think they are hideous.

    http://images.comcas...
    http://images.comcas...[/quote]
    Those jerseys are money!
    (Dodges tomato)

  • LI Phil | February 15, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  • Mike Engle | February 15, 2008 at 10:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”225862″]which is worse?

    celeb unis

    or

    rook game audience rocking wearing all pink?[/quote]
    The real question is, are the pink spectator shirts a breast cancer thing or a massive advertisement for T-Mobile? I honestly don’t know.

  • LI Phil | February 15, 2008 at 11:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”225863″]The real question is, are the pink spectator shirts a breast cancer thing or a massive advertisement for T-Mobile? I honestly don’t know.[/quote]

    well, neither

    it’s nba cares…”the league’s social responsibility initiative that builds on the NBA’s long tradition of addressing important social issues in the United States and around the world.”

  • Mike Engle | February 15, 2008 at 11:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”225867″][quote comment=”225863″]The real question is, are the pink spectator shirts a breast cancer thing or a massive advertisement for T-Mobile? I honestly don’t know.[/quote]

    well, neither

    it’s nba cares…”the league’s social responsibility initiative that builds on the NBA’s long tradition of addressing important social issues in the United States and around the world.”[/quote]
    Wow. That’s really stupid.
    (The reason I guessed the T-Mobile tie-in is because of this picture. Note the T-Mobile logo on the luxury box marquee.)

  • James Craven | February 15, 2008 at 11:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”225474″]“True…but Johan is in black…making minna h very happy indeed.”[/quote]

    Not true, my friend.

    According to shop.mlb.com, the official color is graphite, you know, like the color the Toronto Blue Jays tried to pass of for a road uniform a few years ago?

  • Awesome Sauce Malone | February 15, 2008 at 11:27 pm |

    Heres some archive video of my Shockers during the Smithson years. ALL THE WAY BACK FROM 1980!!
    Its a feature on a fan named Dr Shocker. But when they do show the players they you can see the MTXE on the side.

    http://youtube.com/w...

  • =bg= | February 16, 2008 at 12:10 am |

    [quote comment=”225850″]Giants starting pitchers decide to wear stirrups…

    http://mlb.mlb.com/n...

    I’d rather they have some W’s as opposed to the 30 or so L’s Zito & Cain racked up last year.

  • Minna H. | February 16, 2008 at 12:30 am |

    Stuby, you can speak for me, any time. You are right on with your observation.

    LIPhil, it’s not even close. Santana in red, white, and blue rather than black/graphite/whatever. It is painful to see Santana in anything other than a Twins’ uni.

  • scot | February 16, 2008 at 1:02 am |

    Am really not into cycling and running and have lost interest in the site since the emphasis seems to have moved that way. So long and thanks for all the fish.

  • Gregory | February 16, 2008 at 2:08 am |

    [quote comment=”225857″][quote comment=”225411″]One for you, Paul: this season’s throwback jerseys for the University of Alberta men’s hockey team.

    Game photos, unfortunately, are almost impossible to come by – the whole uni looks awesome on the ice.[/quote]

    Here’s a game photo for ya[/quote]
    Must be Canadian universities arent required to wear full face cages/masks like the NCAA requires.

    Weird.

  • Bob A | February 16, 2008 at 2:19 am |
  • todd krevanchi | February 16, 2008 at 3:12 am |

    i will maintain my stance that stirrups or high solid socks look goofy on whomever wears them in this generation of players.

    the only time that stirrups are even tollerable to watch is if you played between 1920 and 1968 and now only when the pants are tailored appropriately to be baggy and complement the sock/stirrup.
    see juan pierre.

    otherwise, you all can have your stirrups. they are uncomfortable anyway.

  • josh | February 16, 2008 at 4:46 am |

    The Blues planning again to try some new 3rd unis again according to this article (see where it talks about dave checketts about half way down) hopefully they turn out better than last time. that doesnt sound likely though

  • Jet | February 16, 2008 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment=”225411″]One for you, Paul: this season’s throwback jerseys for the University of Alberta men’s hockey team.

    Game photos, unfortunately, are almost impossible to come by – the whole uni looks awesome on the ice.[/quote]

    I MUST have one of these!!!!

  • Awesome Sauce Malone | February 16, 2008 at 12:13 pm |

    Xavier McDaniel with the MTXE

    http://profile.image...

  • buckeyebrain | February 16, 2008 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”225814″][quote comment=”225413″]The correct Spelling is Gallaudet.

    (Class of ’96)[/quote]

    What does Gallaudet do to replace ref whistles and buzzers?

    RobB[/quote]

    Not much of a special thing. I played football, the officials would usually make an effort to use the ‘time out’/waving hands gesture to signify the end of a play. The basketball scoreboard had a little light attached (the forerunner to today’s ‘light up the backboard at :00.0).

  • Awesome Sauce Malone | February 16, 2008 at 2:34 pm |

    Video reports from Kansas’s 1988 tourney run

    http://www.kake.com/...

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