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Saturday Morning Non-Uni Watch

Basketball

Maybe I expect too much. Maybe I don’t get it. (Though I do Get It™.) Maybe it’s harder than it looks. I don’t know.

But why, why, did the new Bulls, obtained at the trade deadline on Thursday, not suit up? Shaq sat around for a few days a couple of weeks ago, and it seems like it happens most often in the NBA. If a trade of this significance is made, wouldn’t you think the teams involved would like to get the new guys on the court as soon as possible? “Hey, we’re addressing our needs with this trade … but our needs can wait a few nights.”

In 2004, when Nomar Garciaparra was traded to the Cubs at the deadline (a Saturday afternoon), he was in the lineup the next afternoon for a 1:20 start at Wrigley Field … where he promptly grounded into a double play in his first at-bat. I know baseball players do it all the time. Traded on Tuesday, in the lineup for a different team on Wednesday.

So what’s the deal? Don’t tell me it’s the “plays.” Come on — there are no plays being run in the NBA. Besides, baseball players have to learn new signs, and you don’t see them sitting for a few days to get it figured out. Are they waiting for their posses to get into town? Out of team-colored arm sleeves?

Anbody have any theories? Let ’er rip. — Bryan

 

136 comments to Saturday Morning Non-Uni Watch

  • CJ | February 23, 2008 at 7:14 am |

    Good topic today Bryan.
    And a good question. One that I’ve often wondered myself.

  • TLan52 | February 23, 2008 at 7:23 am |

    When a trade involving so many players are executed, it cannot be officially finalized until ALL players involved clear their physicals. So in an 11-player swap like this, all 11 need to clear, and as I hear it, the players received in Seattle had not cleared by tip-off of the 8:00 EST games in Chicago and Cleveland.

    It kinda sucks, but the league cannot allow these players to play for a team before the trade is made “official”. Imagine the hysteria (sarcasm) if these guys had played a game for the Bulls and the trade was nixed because Adrian Griffin (to Seattle) couldn’t pass a physical. Then all players would have to go back to their original teams.

  • jjwasz | February 23, 2008 at 7:23 am |

    The players could not play due to the fact that every player involved in the three team trade needs to pass a physical before any of them can suit up. Per ESPN radio in Chicago.

  • Stuby | February 23, 2008 at 7:38 am |

    During the Suns-Lakers game the other night they talked about how both Jordan Farmar and Coby Karl of the Lakers had played in both a D-League game and an NBA game in the same day this season.

    The passing of the physical thing makes sense, I guess, but it seems like you could fast-track that, too.

    Drew Gooden must be a big fan of Dr. Harry Edwards.

  • Dom | February 23, 2008 at 8:07 am |

    Maybe their uniforms weren’t made yet?

  • Alex Kibler | February 23, 2008 at 8:21 am |

    I have bit of a clue for the “zig-zag lines” on those old ballparks (FEB 20). I was just watching the first disc of Ken Burns’ “Baseball” when I saw a field with those lines on it. Along the line that is parallel to the baseline but back a few yards, there was a bench! I guess, it was the first dugout. I apologize for the really bad screen grab (iPhone of CRT TV of 1880s photgraph), but I think it gets the point across. Maybe someone else could find a better picture?

  • Alex Kibler | February 23, 2008 at 8:24 am |

    Whoops, I forgot the link.

  • Rich | February 23, 2008 at 8:28 am |

    Joel Youngblood laughs in their general direction.

  • Alex Kibler | February 23, 2008 at 8:32 am |

    Apparently the photo is of the Congress Street Grounds, an old Beaneaters park.

  • Stuby | February 23, 2008 at 8:37 am |

    I’ve had the Ken Burns’ “Baseball” DVD set since X-Mas 2006, but have only made it through Inning 4. My wife and 2 daughters complain every time I try to watch it. That and the “When It Was a Game” series are must haves for any baseball uni-geek.

  • Zach Smith | February 23, 2008 at 9:40 am |

    I think playing the same day has happened before in the NBA.

    When Clyde Drexler was traded to the Rockets in the spring of 1995 (I don’t remember who for off the top of my head) it happened that afternoon and that night Clyde suited up at halftime and played the second half.

    So it’s happened before.

  • Andy--01 | February 23, 2008 at 9:42 am |

    When It Was A Game, maybe, but Ken Burns’ Baseball is only a must-have if you’re a fan of New York Baseball.

    The blatant bias makes it unwatchable if you actually care about the history of baseball in the other 49 states, which is sad. A documentary that long should have been covering every topic imaginable.

  • Zach Smith | February 23, 2008 at 9:43 am |

    Just looked it up. Drexler was traded with Tracy Murray for Otis Thorpe and 2 draft picks.

    Almost positive he played the same day (but not until after halftime)

  • Txhunter | February 23, 2008 at 9:45 am |

    My biggest question is why Drew Gooden insists on trying to become a recruiting poster for Al Quaida. Provide a razor..or three…with his new uniform.

  • LI Phil | February 23, 2008 at 9:47 am |

    [quote comment=”229418″]Joel Youngblood laughs in their general direction.[/quote]

    nice!

    and just for those who didn’t get the reference

  • Stuby | February 23, 2008 at 9:59 am |

    [quote comment=”229428″]When It Was A Game, maybe, but Ken Burns’ Baseball is only a must-have if you’re a fan of New York Baseball.

    The blatant bias makes it unwatchable if you actually care about the history of baseball in the other 49 states, which is sad. A documentary that long should have been covering every topic imaginable.[/quote]
    I agree somewhat, plus Burns’ gets up on his soapbox about social issues. The first few episodes, though, have some great shots of local teams, factory teams, etc. Pretty cool uniforms represented.

  • LI Phil | February 23, 2008 at 9:59 am |

    this equals this

    …it also describes the number of players who passed their physicals in that 11-player trade

  • bfnh | February 23, 2008 at 9:59 am |

    what’s the difference between a posse and an entourage?

  • Stuby | February 23, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    [quote comment=”229433″]this equals this

    …it also describes the number of players who passed their physicals in that 11-player trade[/quote]
    Who failed?

  • Manzell | February 23, 2008 at 10:07 am |

    teams can waive their right to have a player pass a physical, which is almost certainly what happened in the Drexler situation.

    But for Seattle, who wants to flip anyone they’ve got into draft picks, they can’t take damaged goods.

  • LI Phil | February 23, 2008 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”229435″][quote comment=”229433″]this equals this

    …it also describes the number of players who passed their physicals in that 11-player trade[/quote]
    Who failed?[/quote]

    sigh…my attempt at humor has failed…again

    read post #2 (that’s what i was going off)…the little passage here:

    [quote]So in an 11-player swap like this, all 11 need to clear, and as I hear it, the players received in Seattle had not cleared by tip-off of the 8:00 EST games in Chicago and Cleveland.[/quote]

    i don’t know if or think anyone ultimately failed…but not all 11 cleared in time for those bulls to play…

    since the little girl was holding up a “10” sign…i thought i’d take a stab at humor by implying (perhaps wrongly) because one player hadn’t been cleared in time, 10 players who may have passed physicals had to sit

    …im goin back to bed

  • Bryan Redemske | February 23, 2008 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”229434″]what’s the difference between a posse and an entourage?[/quote]

    Guns.

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

    [quote comment=”229437″][quote comment=”229435″][quote comment=”229433″]this equals this

    …it also describes the number of players who passed their physicals in that 11-player trade[/quote]
    Who failed?[/quote]

    sigh…my attempt at humor has failed…again

    read post #2 (that’s what i was going off)…the little passage here:

    [quote]So in an 11-player swap like this, all 11 need to clear, and as I hear it, the players received in Seattle had not cleared by tip-off of the 8:00 EST games in Chicago and Cleveland.[/quote]

    i don’t know if or think anyone ultimately failed…but not all 11 cleared in time for those bulls to play…

    since the little girl was holding up a “10” sign…i thought i’d take a stab at humor by implying (perhaps wrongly) because one player hadn’t been cleared in time, 10 players who may have passed physicals had to sit

    …im goin back to bed[/quote]
    Sorry, Phil. You’re usually the harbinger of breaking news, so I figured you’d heard something.

  • Grimm | February 23, 2008 at 10:14 am |

    [quote comment=”229430″]My biggest question is why Drew Gooden insists on trying to become a recruiting poster for Al Quaida.

    Provide a razor..or three…with his new uniform.[/quote]

    The reason Drew Gooden has the bushy beard is because he made a bet with the WIzard’s DeShawn Stevenson before the season started to see who could grow their’s the longest. This is similar to last season when Damon Jones (I think) bet him he wouldn’t grow that patch on the back of his head for the whole season.

    http://www.fearthebe...

  • TLan52 | February 23, 2008 at 10:18 am |

    Noone’s failed, the physicals in Seattle just hadn’t been completed.

  • Stuby | February 23, 2008 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment=”229441″][quote comment=”229430″]My biggest question is why Drew Gooden insists on trying to become a recruiting poster for Al Quaida.

    Provide a razor..or three…with his new uniform.[/quote]

    The reason Drew Gooden has the bushy beard is because he made a bet with the WIzard’s DeShawn Stevenson before the season started to see who could grow their’s the longest. This is similar to last season when Damon Jones (I think) bet him he wouldn’t grow that patch on the back of his head for the whole season.

    http://www.fearthebe...
    Speaking of Damon Jones, what’s up with that Mohawk he was sporting last night? Is that new?

  • todd krevanchi | February 23, 2008 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”229443″][quote comment=”229441″][quote comment=”229430″]My biggest question is why Drew Gooden insists on trying to become a recruiting poster for Al Quaida.

    Provide a razor..or three…with his new uniform.[/quote]

    The reason Drew Gooden has the bushy beard is because he made a bet with the WIzard’s DeShawn Stevenson before the season started to see who could grow their’s the longest. This is similar to last season when Damon Jones (I think) bet him he wouldn’t grow that patch on the back of his head for the whole season.

    http://www.fearthebe...
    Speaking of Damon Jones, what’s up with that Mohawk he was sporting last night? Is that new?[/quote]

    what i want to know is how he ever thought tina thompson was good looking

  • Stuby | February 23, 2008 at 10:32 am |

    Apparently, Steve Lyons is playing Cricket now.

  • Dennis Abrams | February 23, 2008 at 10:43 am |

    Shaq was hurt when he came to Phoenix. Believe it or not, these guys do have to learn the inner workings and strategies of the teams they’ve been traded to.

  • patrick | February 23, 2008 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment=”229428″]When It Was A Game, maybe, but Ken Burns’ Baseball is only a must-have if you’re a fan of New York Baseball.

    The blatant bias makes it unwatchable if you actually care about the history of baseball in the other 49 states, which is sad. A documentary that long should have been covering every topic imaginable.[/quote]

    I might be wrong, but doesn’t the history of baseball as we know it come right out of New York? Like the Knickerbockers and their documented rules of baseball that are fairly similar to modern rules. I understand that there was baseball being played in different forms (stickball and such) around the country (civil war camps), but I think the focus on New York is pretty apt. Unless of course you’re talking about throughout the entire documentary as opposed to just the first few “Innings.”

  • LI Phil | February 23, 2008 at 11:00 am |

    helmut sez you. leave. now.

  • Stevo | February 23, 2008 at 11:12 am |

    [quote comment=”229406″]During the Suns-Lakers game the other night they talked about how both Jordan Farmar and Coby Karl of the Lakers had played in both a D-League game and an NBA game in the same day this season.

    The passing of the physical thing makes sense, I guess, but it seems like you could fast-track that, too.

    Drew Gooden must be a big fan of Dr. Harry Edwards.[/quote]

    Going from the D-Fenders to the Lakers is a lot different from going from the Bulls to the Sonics. The main thing is that Jordan Farmar and Coby Karl are actually Lakers players that were assigned to the D-Fenders, the same as a baseball player on the 40-man roster playing AAA. That means the only thing they have to do to play for the parent club is arrive in the building on time. Since the home venue for the D-Fenders is the same as the home of the Lakers, and all D-Fenders home games are played either before or after Lakers games, it’s pretty darn easy for a player being called up to play for the D-Fenders in the early game, then walk down the hallway to the big club’s locker room and suit up for the nightcap.

  • eddie | February 23, 2008 at 11:13 am |

    As many people have already stated, it is exactly as they have said. It was said on ESPN many times, they were waiting for all the players to clear physicals. In fact, Cleveland had to call up 2 d-league players just so they’d have more than 6 players suited up.

  • Kim | February 23, 2008 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”229432″][quote comment=”229428″]When It Was A Game, maybe, but Ken Burns’ Baseball is only a must-have if you’re a fan of New York Baseball.

    The blatant bias makes it unwatchable if you actually care about the history of baseball in the other 49 states, which is sad. A documentary that long should have been covering every topic imaginable.[/quote]
    I agree somewhat, plus Burns’ gets up on his soapbox about social issues. The first few episodes, though, have some great shots of local teams, factory teams, etc. Pretty cool uniforms represented.[/quote]

    Didn’t Kieth Olberman have a nightly SportsCenter piece to correct various things that Burns got wrong?

  • LI Phil | February 23, 2008 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”229452″]Drew Gooden must be a big fan of Dr. Harry Edwards.[/quote]

    jeebus…i thought that pic was of richie havens at first

  • jared | February 23, 2008 at 11:52 am |

    Brian Giles showed up to Padres spring training yesterday wearing a Quentin Jammer Charger helmet complete with Sean Taylor decal. no pics, saw it on the local news (sorry no screen grab either).

  • TOG | February 23, 2008 at 11:54 am |

    Anbody have any theories? Let ’er rip. — Bryan

    Players must pass their physicals as per the NBA and the NBPA collective bargaining agreement.

    The NBA’s representatives (the commissioner, the deputy commissioner, various owners, the NBA’s attorneys and financial experts) attempt to get the best deal possible for the owners.

    On the other side, the NBPA’s executive director, player representatives, including the Executive Committee, a negotiating committee (comprised of NBA players representing all levels of income and seniority within the league), and the NBPA’s staff represent the players.

    Additionally, players involved in a trade can request a short transition period (to get family members and business issues resolved) and this commonly happens in the NBA.

    Why? Basically because they can…

  • TOG | February 23, 2008 at 11:58 am |

    I might be wrong, but doesn’t the history of baseball as we know it come right out of New York? Like the Knickerbockers and their documented rules of baseball that are fairly similar to modern rules. I understand that there was baseball being played in different forms (stickball and such) around the country (civil war camps), but I think the focus on New York is pretty apt. Unless of course you’re talking about throughout the entire documentary as opposed to just the first few “Innings.”

    New York taking credit for another New Jersey invention, tis, tisk, tisk… Anyway, more theories on where baseball’s rules were written than the Kennedy Assassination however the current theory is baseball’s rules were developed in New Jersey.

    http://www.nj.gov/ha...

  • Sam Mc | February 23, 2008 at 12:08 pm |

    Villanova is wearing throwbacks today. They are looking pretty good. I am feeling a win over UConn just because of the uniforms.

  • Tim B | February 23, 2008 at 12:15 pm |

    1. yes, all 11 players have to pass the physical, hopefully laura hughes doesnt fail and get this whole thing rescinded.

    2. the 4 new cavs did a photo shoot in their new uni’s before the game, because photos from it were on the front of cavs.com once the game got going. there’s also a video of them first getting to the team as they were in the tunnel about to go out for warmups, pretty cool.
    http://www.nba.com/c...

    here’s the photo in case they take it off the front page
    http://www.nba.com/m...

    3. _amon jones (it used to be amon ones, no D, no Jumper, but he seems to have found his shot again), has had the mohawk going for a few months now.

    4. every time they showed wallace last night in danny ferry’s suite, he was KILLING nachos.

    5. and yes, the only bad thing about the trade is gooden and stevenson would have been able to measure up and see the progress of their beard duel face to face.

  • todd krevanchi | February 23, 2008 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”229469″]Villanova is wearing throwbacks today. They are looking pretty good. I am feeling a win over UConn just because of the uniforms.[/quote]

    not because of the uniforms…
    historically, villanova tends to play incredibly in nationally televised games at the wachovia center against top rated teams big east teams…

  • C.N. | February 23, 2008 at 12:19 pm |

    I think today’s topic sucks because it’s not about uniforms.

    /sarcasm

    Also, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen it mentioned here or not, but TCU’s baseball team has the waving Texas state flag on their sleeve, a la the Rangers. Which is interesting because neither red nor blue is one of their team colors. It looks a little funny, but hey, it doesn’t seem to take much suggestion for a Texas to exhibit some state pride.

    I’m horrible at linking, so I’m not even going to try to post a picture alone, but you can sort of see the flag in the picture here:

    http://gofrogs.cstv....

    It looks all right, I think.

  • LI Phil | February 23, 2008 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”229460″]Brian Giles showed up to Padres spring training yesterday wearing a Quentin Jammer Charger helmet complete with Sean Taylor decal. no pics, saw it on the local news (sorry no screen grab either).[/quote]

    post 171 from yesterday showed it:

    [quote comment=”229202″]Bizarre scene in Padres camp today, with Brian Giles running around wearing a Chargers football helmet.[/quote]

    i actually believe that is going to be the new helmet the first & third base coaches will be required (coughunnecessarysolutionto nonexistentproblemcough) this year

  • MPowers1634 | February 23, 2008 at 12:25 pm |
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  • eric | February 23, 2008 at 12:30 pm |

    Nova wore them in their last game against WVU as well. I really, really hope they wear them the rest of the year ala Alabama of the 05 season.

  • Rick | February 23, 2008 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”229471″]1. yes, all 11 players have to pass the physical, hopefully laura hughes doesnt fail and get this whole thing rescinded.

    2. the 4 new cavs did a photo shoot in their new uni’s before the game, because photos from it were on the front of cavs.com once the game got going. there’s also a video of them first getting to the team as they were in the tunnel about to go out for warmups, pretty cool.
    http://www.nba.com/c...

    here’s the photo in case they take it off the front page
    http://www.nba.com/m...

    3. _amon jones (it used to be amon ones, no D, no Jumper, but he seems to have found his shot again), has had the mohawk going for a few months now.

    4. every time they showed wallace last night in danny ferry’s suite, he was KILLING nachos.

    5. and yes, the only bad thing about the trade is gooden and stevenson would have been able to measure up and see the progress of their beard duel face to face.[/quote]

    Looking at Delonte West just disturbs me…….

  • TOG | February 23, 2008 at 12:35 pm |

    The Holy Grail of NBA Uniform Policy.

    Section 3. Uniform.
    (a) During any NBA game or practice, including warm-up periods and going to and from the locker room to the playing floor, a player shall wear only the Uniform as supplied by his Team. For purposes of the preceding sentence only, “Uniform” means all clothing and other items (such as kneepads, wristbands and headbands, but not including Sneakers) worn by a player during an NBA game or practice. “Sneakers” means athletic shoes of the type worn by players while playing an NBA game.

    (b) Other than as may be incorporated into his Uniform and the manufacturer’s identification incorporated into his Sneakers, a player may not, during any NBA game, display any commercial, promotional, or charitable name, mark, logo or other identification, including but not limited to on his body, on his hair, or otherwise.

  • TOG | February 23, 2008 at 12:39 pm |

    Anbody have any theories? Let ’er rip. — Bryan

    When a trade involving so many players are executed, it cannot be officially finalized until ALL players involved clear their physicals. So in an 11-player swap like this, all 11 need to clear, and as I hear it, the players received in Seattle had not cleared by tip-off of the 8:00 EST games in Chicago and Cleveland.

    In NBA legal terms.

    http://www.nbpa.com/...

    (b) Should it be requested in connection with the contemplated assignment of a player’s Uniform Player Contract to one or more NBA Teams, a Team’s physician may furnish all relevant medical information relating to the player to (i) the physicians and General Manager, coaches, and trainers of such other Team or Teams, and (ii) any entity from which any such other Team seeks to procure, or has procured, an insurance policy covering such player’s life or any disability, injury or illness such player may suffer or sustain.

  • Kerry | February 23, 2008 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”229403″]When a trade involving so many players are executed, it cannot be officially finalized until ALL players involved clear their physicals. So in an 11-player swap like this, all 11 need to clear, and as I hear it, the players received in Seattle had not cleared by tip-off of the 8:00 EST games in Chicago and Cleveland.

    It kinda sucks, but the league cannot allow these players to play for a team before the trade is made “official”. Imagine the hysteria (sarcasm) if these guys had played a game for the Bulls and the trade was nixed because Adrian Griffin (to Seattle) couldn’t pass a physical. Then all players would have to go back to their original teams.[/quote]
    Exactly right. The Hornets and Rockets made a trade on the final day and then played each other yesterday. The 2 players that the Hornets acquired could not suit up because Houston made sure NOT to complete Bobby Jackson’s physical until after last night’s game.

  • LI Phil | February 23, 2008 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”229483″]The Hornets and Rockets made a trade on the final day and then played each other yesterday. The 2 players that the Hornets acquired could not suit up because Houston made sure NOT to complete Bobby Jackson’s physical until after last night’s game.[/quote]

    interesting that dr. clanton, the rockets team physician, is also on the staff of this institution

    …hmmm

  • LI Phil | February 23, 2008 at 2:12 pm |

    tiger and maria

    purple…nike…victorious

    /sorry paul

  • hugh | February 23, 2008 at 2:36 pm |

    Bit off today’s topic (OK, nowhere *near* today’s topic), but I’m researching an article & am wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of a photo of the Miami Hurricanes arriving in Arizona dressed in military fatigues before their 1987 Fiesta Bowl game vs. Penn State. I’ve found many references to this event in articles about the game — & I know I’ve seen either pictures or footage before — but haven’t located a photo yet. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

  • Rick | February 23, 2008 at 3:01 pm |

    Very disturbing 1979 New York Rangers commercial for Sassoon jeans:

    http://www.youtube.c...

  • =bg= | February 23, 2008 at 3:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”229505″]Very disturbing 1979 New York Rangers commercial for Sassoon jeans:

    http://www.youtube.c...

    Well, that was quite embarrassing.

  • =bg= | February 23, 2008 at 3:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”229496″]tiger and maria

    purple…nike…victorious

    /sorry paul[/quote]

    They both get purple exemptions. Tiger, for being the best golfer in history. He’s earned it.

    Maria, for……….being Maria.

  • cole | February 23, 2008 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”229496″]tiger and maria

    purple…nike…victorious

    /sorry paul[/quote]

    I like tigers purple much more then maria’s

  • LI Phil | February 23, 2008 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”229506″][quote comment=”229505″]Very disturbing 1979 New York Rangers commercial for Sassoon jeans:

    http://www.youtube.c...

    Well, that was quite embarrassing.[/quote]

    there’s actually a sequel, which is equally disturbing

    reminds me of the calgary flames “red hot” video in terms of “WTF were they thinking?”

  • James Craven | February 23, 2008 at 3:35 pm |

    According to FinHaven, a fan web site, the Miami Dolphins are dropping navy blue from the color scheme, adding more coral orange and will go almost retro on the uniforms this season, harking back to the 1972 logo with half a dolphin jumping through the sun.

  • Leslie | February 23, 2008 at 3:46 pm |

    umm Oregon’s uniforms are essentially bedazzled with glitter in all black…

  • James Craven | February 23, 2008 at 3:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”229471″]1“Hopefully Laura Hughes doesn’t fail and get this whole thing rescinded.

    “_amon Jones (it used to be amon ones, no D, no jumper…)”[/quote]

    Ooooooooh, the sarcasm. You for got the buttons, man.

  • Steve | February 23, 2008 at 3:52 pm |

    umm Oregon’s uniforms are essentially bedazzled with glitter in all black…

    oregon’s uni’s are horrendous. you can’t see anything except the number. AWFUL

  • Stuby | February 23, 2008 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”229515″][quote comment=”229471″]1“Hopefully Laura Hughes doesn’t fail and get this whole thing rescinded.

    “_amon Jones (it used to be amon ones, no D, no jumper…)”[/quote]

    Ooooooooh, the sarcasm. You for got the buttons, man.[/quote]
    I was thinking Laura Hughes was one of those figure skating sisters.

  • Rick | February 23, 2008 at 4:00 pm |

    I just saw this picture in the November 2007 Men’s Health magazine.

    http://www.getcaught...

    Besides the obvious (him wear’s last year’s hat), anybody know what the writing on his batting glove is for? It looks like “Lbu” is scribbled on it…

  • Paul Getz | February 23, 2008 at 4:03 pm |

    WHAT THE HELL IS OREGON WEARING TODAY?!

  • Jack H. | February 23, 2008 at 4:03 pm |

    OK, I’m sure this has been said already, but WHAT the FUCK is Oregon wearing?

  • Johnny O | February 23, 2008 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”229516″]umm Oregon’s uniforms are essentially bedazzled with glitter in all black…

    oregon’s uni’s are horrendous. you can’t see anything except the number. AWFUL[/quote]

    Ho-ly shit… WTF are the Ducks wearing? The ONLY thing visible are their numbers. Even most of their shoes are pitch black (aside form the swoosh of course). I really think the school name on the front and the NOB are actually bedazzled!

    One thing is for certain… Minna H. would loves these.

  • Terri | February 23, 2008 at 4:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”229520″]OK, I’m sure this has been said already, but WHAT the FUCK is Oregon wearing?[/quote]

    Ok, somebody’s gotta post a pic of this for those of us who can’t see it on tv.

  • Jack H. | February 23, 2008 at 4:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”229522″][quote comment=”229520″]OK, I’m sure this has been said already, but WHAT the FUCK is Oregon wearing?[/quote]

    Ok, somebody’s gotta post a pic of this for those of us who can’t see it on tv.[/quote]

    It just started like 45 mins ago on ABC so there might not be pics up for another few hours. Unless anyone has some sort of pipeline.

  • Stuby | February 23, 2008 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”229522″][quote comment=”229520″]OK, I’m sure this has been said already, but WHAT the FUCK is Oregon wearing?[/quote]

    Ok, somebody’s gotta post a pic of this for those of us who can’t see it on tv.[/quote]
    In the words of UCLA alum Bill Walton, those uniforms are HORRIBLE.

  • =bg= | February 23, 2008 at 4:24 pm |

    I have pics. coming up. remember….be careful what you ask for……

  • =bg= | February 23, 2008 at 4:28 pm |

    Oregon black. A masterpiece, eh?

    http://img.photobuck...

    http://img.photobuck...

  • Jeff I. | February 23, 2008 at 4:32 pm |

    I tried to grab a couple… the best i could do without vomiting (Also my WinTV at work sucks).

    http://img178.images...

    http://img528.images...

  • Jonathon | February 23, 2008 at 4:34 pm |

    oregon’s black on black is atrocious. yellow numbers, but otherwise it looks like black practice gear. WTF.

  • MPowers1634 | February 23, 2008 at 4:35 pm |

    Sorry, here are the links to Eastbay’s college basketball shorts page. You can’t usually link directly to their site, so I’ll copy and paste the link. You do the same!

    They have the Oregon and USC SOD stuff up. Take a gander if you’re curious. I think y’all be surprised at the Oregon green!

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

  • =bg= | February 23, 2008 at 4:35 pm |
  • MPowers1634 | February 23, 2008 at 4:38 pm |

    Alright, try this for Eastbay:

    Eastbay.com

    Click on the Fan Gear Tab:
    Click on NCAA
    Scroll down to Oregon
    CHeck for the new shorts

    or
    Eastbay.com
    Click on the Fan Gear Tab
    Click on the UNC Twill shorts in the middle, bottom of the page
    The Oregon stuff will be near the top of the next page

  • Mark MihaIik | February 23, 2008 at 4:39 pm |

    The Oregon uniforms are bad, but at least they’re not offensively bad like the football uniforms. I wouldn’t call them “bedazzled with glitter”… the “OREGON” on the front, NOB, and Oregon logo on the shorts are just a reflective black material. The rest of the uni is black with the exception of the yellow numbers.

    At the very least, they didn’t use the diamond-plating or some goofy asymmetrical pattern.

    (But I don’t think there’s anyone on the planet who could say they look better than UCLA’s classic look)

  • Jeff I. | February 23, 2008 at 4:39 pm |

    no discernible logo creep at least……

  • Stuby | February 23, 2008 at 4:43 pm |

    Here’s a shot of the Villanova throwbacks. Are these supposed to be honoring the ’85 championship team? Shoulda worn the nut-huggers…

  • Jonathon | February 23, 2008 at 4:47 pm |

    From Friday’s Braves beat blog on AJC.com:

    “Blue jerseys? Braves haven’t announced it yet, and I don’t even know that it’s been approved by MLB yet, but I heard the Braves are going to wear blue jerseys for some games this season. They haven’t decided yet when to wear them, but one option discussed is to use them as a road alternate jersey.”

    “They won’t be the powder-blues the team wore in the ‘80s, but a new jersey with their regular dark blue. Again, none of this is official and Braves aren’t commenting unless and until it is.”

    http://www.ajc.com/b...

  • KT | February 23, 2008 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”229512″]According to FinHaven, a fan web site, the Miami Dolphins are dropping navy blue from the color scheme, adding more coral orange and will go almost retro on the uniforms this season, harking back to the 1972 logo with half a dolphin jumping through the sun.[/quote]

    Fin Heaven actually, and it sounds like forum chatter for right now. No credible sourcing on it whatsoever.

    BTW, I did buy that Trent Green white ‘Fins jersey that NFLShop had on clearance a couple weeks back. $9.99, couldn’t pass it up. It’s nice.

  • =bg= | February 23, 2008 at 4:53 pm |

    Maybe OT, maybe not:

    MARLINS WANT FAT MEN WHO CAN DANCE;
    http://www.sfgate.co...

  • todd krevanchi | February 23, 2008 at 4:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”229510″][quote comment=”229506″][quote comment=”229505″]Very disturbing 1979 New York Rangers commercial for Sassoon jeans:

    http://www.youtube.c...

    Well, that was quite embarrassing.[/quote]

    there’s actually a sequel, which is equally disturbing

    reminds me of the calgary flames “red hot” video in terms of “WTF were they thinking?”[/quote]

    interesting how the audio track AND players say “sasoon” in the first commercial, but in the second one, both are changed to say “sasson”.

  • MPowers1634 | February 23, 2008 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”229535″]The Oregon uniforms are bad, but at least they’re not offensively bad like the football uniforms. I wouldn’t call them “bedazzled with glitter”… the “OREGON” on the front, NOB, and Oregon logo on the shorts are just a reflective black material. The rest of the uni is black with the exception of the yellow numbers.

    At the very least, they didn’t use the diamond-plating or some goofy asymmetrical pattern.

    (But I don’t think there’s anyone on the planet who could say they look better than UCLA’s classic look)[/quote]

    I don’t think they’re awful..The screengrabs make them look bad, however on TV they look quite good and innovative. In certain angles, the lettering is more than visible, similar to the head of an actual mallard duck!

    The fit of the uniforms is what seals the deal for me. I love the form fitting tops, and the shorts not billowing too much is a good look! Plus some of them are wearing all black Nike Flightposite 1 retros, which is AWESOME!

  • David | February 23, 2008 at 4:59 pm |

    i think the “oregon” and NOB are actually green. either way, whoever thought these were a good idea needs to be shot. it reminds me of some random 80s deodorant commercial where they use basketball footage in the background but have to delete the team names off the jerseys.

    oh wait, this has us talking about it, so it’s a good idea. my bad.

  • Chris ATL | February 23, 2008 at 5:20 pm |

    I usually like the uniforms that Nike provides for Oregon but those black basketball uniforms have to go!!

    Glad to hear the Braves might have a blue alternate jersey never really liked the red (wish it was a little darker) might have to get one.

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

    [quote comment=”229445″]Apparently, Steve Lyons is playing Cricket now.[/quote]

    Hey Meat,…the rose goes in front.

  • Jon Horton | February 23, 2008 at 5:28 pm |

    With the Oregon bedazzle look… How far away are we from actually having BLING on the uniforms?

    Yikes

  • ML | February 23, 2008 at 5:28 pm |

    From the Twins blog with the St.Paul Pioneer Press this morning:

    First thing you notice about the jerseys is the absence of a patch on the right sleeve. Two years ago, Kirby Puckett’s initials were there, and last season Herb Carneal’s microphone occupied that space. Let’s hope there is no reason not to keep it vacant this year.

    One other note about the uniforms: They’re not made of the normal uniform fabric. The Twins have added lightweight tops, made out of material that feels almost like mesh, for particularly hot games. They’ll wear them down here, and anywhere it gets particularly hot (though the Twins’ only visit to Texas this year is in April.) They look exactly the same, but the players appreciated the different, light feel.

  • Mike Engle | February 23, 2008 at 5:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”229556″]From the Twins blog with the St.Paul Pioneer Press this morning:

    First thing you notice about the jerseys is the absence of a patch on the right sleeve. Two years ago, Kirby Puckett’s initials were there, and last season Herb Carneal’s microphone occupied that space. Let’s hope there is no reason not to keep it vacant this year.

    One other note about the uniforms: They’re not made of the normal uniform fabric. The Twins have added lightweight tops, made out of material that feels almost like mesh, for particularly hot games. They’ll wear them down here, and anywhere it gets particularly hot (though the Twins’ only visit to Texas this year is in April.) They look exactly the same, but the players appreciated the different, light feel.

    [/quote]
    I don’t remember Kirby’s initials being anywhere on the jerseys. I do remember a black 34, though.

  • Rick | February 23, 2008 at 5:35 pm |

    Wow, those Oregon jerseys are awful! Why would they put the OREGON and the NOB in black also? NO ONE CAN READ IT! Dummies…..

  • Costanza | February 23, 2008 at 5:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”229556″]From the Twins blog with the St.Paul Pioneer Press this morning:

    First thing you notice about the jerseys is the absence of a patch on the right sleeve. Two years ago, Kirby Puckett’s initials were there, and last season Herb Carneal’s microphone occupied that space. Let’s hope there is no reason not to keep it vacant this year.

    One other note about the uniforms: They’re not made of the normal uniform fabric. The Twins have added lightweight tops, made out of material that feels almost like mesh, for particularly hot games. They’ll wear them down here, and anywhere it gets particularly hot (though the Twins’ only visit to Texas this year is in April.) They look exactly the same, but the players appreciated the different, light feel.

    [/quote]

    Well, they get very hot in the polyester. You know, it’s not a natural fibre. I think they would prefer cotton.

  • Sarcasm Man | February 23, 2008 at 5:47 pm |

    Why is the “C” in UCLA’s jersey yellow?

  • Rick | February 23, 2008 at 5:51 pm |

    Two funny quotes from the announcers at the UCLA-Oregon game about the Oregon unis:

    “These uniforms should be put in a trunk and buried under McArthur Court.”

    “They’re very creative and they’ve come up with great uniforms over the years, but I’m just not sold on this one.”

  • Mike Engle | February 23, 2008 at 5:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”229569″]Two funny quotes from the announcers at the UCLA-Oregon game about the Oregon unis:

    “These uniforms should be put in a trunk and buried under McArthur Court.”

    “They’re very creative and they’ve come up with great uniforms over the years, but I’m just not sold on this one.”[/quote]
    Don’t play for the name on the back of your jersey, but the one on the front…if you can find it. I’m pretty sure it’s there somewhere…above the numbers, perhaps?

  • Johnny O | February 23, 2008 at 6:05 pm |

    More of the Oregon debacle

    Note: Look at #12’s uni. You can’t even see the “Oregon” on his jersey.

  • Johnny O | February 23, 2008 at 6:06 pm |

    If someone could restore my post that would be great. Thanks in advance!

  • Rick | February 23, 2008 at 6:13 pm |

    Not really uni-related. Just 5 hot cheerleaders hanging from a football goalpost. Something you don’t see everyday:

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

  • Johnny O | February 23, 2008 at 6:15 pm |

    This is a perfect example of how one can’t read the “Oregon” on their new black SOD uni’s.

  • Johnny O | February 23, 2008 at 6:17 pm |

    Wow… I didn’t like my post resurrection would be that quick. So sorry for the double post with the same pic.

  • diz | February 23, 2008 at 6:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”229567″]Why is the “C” in UCLA’s jersey yellow?[/quote]

    To show who has a radio in their helmet. Or something.

  • jere | February 23, 2008 at 7:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”229431″][quote comment=”229418″]Joel Youngblood laughs in their general direction.[/quote]

    nice!

    and just for those who didn’t get the reference[/quote]

    Good call. I also immediately thought of Youngblood. I’ll never forget his split-sticker in the ’83 Toppes Sticker Album showing him in each uniform. Couldn’t find a pic, but Fleer did a similar thing on an ’83 card.

  • Mike | February 23, 2008 at 7:25 pm |

    re: that weird Rangers commercial.
    Does anybody remember Roger Clemens selling soap?
    It’s weird to see him…scrawny.

  • Jordan | February 23, 2008 at 7:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”229576″]Not really uni-related.

    Just 5 hot cheerleaders hanging from a football goalpost.

    Something you don’t see everyday:

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

    Boomer Sooner!

  • kevin | February 23, 2008 at 8:09 pm |

    looking thru the dodgers spring training photo gallery on mlb.com i saw in pictures 6 and 7 of the album theres a player wearing a strange alternate jersey not the team’s regular BP jersey… just an observation but i kind of like the uni

    heres the link:
    http://mlb.mlb.com/l...

  • bar57988 | February 23, 2008 at 8:24 pm |

    Stars @ Preds… Dallas wearing their “home” black with “Dallas” across the front, Nashville wearing their “away” whites with Nashville above the logo… Sorry, but even as a Preds fan, I think I know where my team calls home… Call me old, but home=white w/nickname…

  • James Craven | February 23, 2008 at 8:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”229567″]“Why is the ‘C’ in UCLA’s jersey yellow?”[/quote]

    Cue the “Aw jeez, not this shit again” picture.

  • James Craven | February 23, 2008 at 8:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”229569″]“These uniforms should be put in a trunk and buried under McArthur Court.”[/quote]

    Or, under the new Phil Knight’s Hideous Uniforms ThatBites Blows Stinks and Sucks All AT The Same Time Arena with the football unis as well. After all, only one team in the Beaver State should be allowed to wear black. (Hint in boldface.)

  • Zach Smith | February 23, 2008 at 8:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”229591″]looking thru the dodgers spring training photo gallery on mlb.com i saw in pictures 6 and 7 of the album theres a player wearing a strange alternate jersey not the team’s regular BP jersey… just an observation but i kind of like the uni

    heres the link:
    http://mlb.mlb.com/l...

    I think they have a new alternate blue for this year, and that would be it I assume.

    I’ll also just answer the question – the C is a different color because it’s a 100 year anniversary for UCLA and C is 100 in Roman numerals.

    See. That wasn’t so hard.

  • Stuby | February 23, 2008 at 8:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”229595″][quote comment=”229591″]looking thru the dodgers spring training photo gallery on mlb.com i saw in pictures 6 and 7 of the album theres a player wearing a strange alternate jersey not the team’s regular BP jersey… just an observation but i kind of like the uni

    heres the link:
    http://mlb.mlb.com/l...

    I think they have a new alternate blue for this year, and that would be it I assume.

    I’ll also just answer the question – the C is a different color because it’s a 100 year anniversary for UCLA and C is 100 in Roman numerals.

    See. That wasn’t so hard.[/quote]
    Close. UCLA opened in 1919. The C is to commemorate the 100th championship by the athletic department. Not hard at all.

  • S. Bennett | February 23, 2008 at 9:11 pm |

    I remember an episode in teh NHl where a player was traded to that night’s opponents during the warm-up. He went in to the locker room, got told the news, went over to teh new locker room and played for his new teams. I think it might have been Esa Tikkanen.

    Remember, we don’t play for the names on the back of the uniform, we play for the name on the fr…

    Never mind. Electrical tape on black is a bad idea.

    SB

  • Jim | February 23, 2008 at 9:29 pm |

    Even ESPN got into the Oregon fiasco…”and Oregon is wearing God-awful uniforms”..

  • LI Phil | February 23, 2008 at 9:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”229593″][quote comment=”229567″]“Why is the ‘C’ in UCLA’s jersey yellow?”[/quote]

    Cue the “Aw jeez, not this shit again” picture.[/quote]

    here

    because you’ve been behaving

    /now bookmark it so i don’t have to post it again

  • LI Phil | February 23, 2008 at 9:41 pm |

    i like this t-shirt

  • James Craven | February 23, 2008 at 9:46 pm |

    Gracias, LI Phil.

    BTW, just saw Priscilla Presley at the Tennessee-Memphis game tonight. That reminds me of one of the greatest movie lines that I have ever seen from The Naked Gun with her and Leslie Nielsen:

    Lt. Frank Drebin: (Looking up a ladder) Nice beaver.
    Jane Spencer: (Climbing down ladder with stuffed beaver) Thanks, I had it stuffed.

  • Scott | February 23, 2008 at 10:07 pm |

    Overpriced & overrated

  • Scott | February 23, 2008 at 10:07 pm |

    Overpriced & overrated

  • LI Phil | February 23, 2008 at 10:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”229608″]Gracias, LI Phil.[/quote]

    de nada

  • KT | February 23, 2008 at 10:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”229572″]
    Don’t play for the name on the back of your jersey, but the one on the front..[/quote]

    Unless you play for Bayern Munich.

  • Mike Engle | February 23, 2008 at 11:10 pm |

    Go over to ESPN.com right now and check the Indiana/K-State recap video. A couple of ex-coach tributes on the shoes.

  • NEO | February 23, 2008 at 11:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”229528″]Oregon black. A masterpiece, eh?

    http://img.photobuck...

    http://img.photobuck...

    WHAT IS THE FKN POINT TO THIS?

  • Mike Engle | February 23, 2008 at 11:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”229622″]Go over to ESPN.com right now and check the Indiana/K-State recap video. A couple of ex-coach tributes on the shoes.[/quote]
    Oops. Northwestern, not K-State. Wrong purple-wearing Wildcats.

  • NEO | February 23, 2008 at 11:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”229595″][quote comment=”229591″]looking thru the dodgers spring training photo gallery on mlb.com i saw in pictures 6 and 7 of the album theres a player wearing a strange alternate jersey not the team’s regular BP jersey… just an observation but i kind of like the uni

    heres the link:
    http://mlb.mlb.com/l...

    I think they have a new alternate blue for this year, and that would be it I assume.

    I’ll also just answer the question – the C is a different color because it’s a 100 year anniversary for UCLA and C is 100 in Roman numerals.

    See. That wasn’t so hard.[/quote]

    Actually i think those blue “LA” jerseys are old bp or alternate jerseys…rookies and minor leaguers usually get the old stuff in camp

  • Mike Engle | February 23, 2008 at 11:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”229623″][quote comment=”229528″]Oregon black. A masterpiece, eh?

    http://img.photobuck...

    http://img.photobuck...

    WHAT IS THE FKN POINT TO THIS?[/quote]
    I just figured it out. Phil Knight channeling his inner Harold Ballard.

  • Johnny O | February 23, 2008 at 11:40 pm |

    Why in the world do you make the “Oregon” text black?? WHY? Who sat down at a board meeting and said, “Hey, why don’t we make the entire uniform black. But not just the uniform black, but the NOB and the text on the front a shiny black?”

    and then you had guys say that it was a good idea. who are these people??

  • James Craven | February 24, 2008 at 12:06 am |

    [quote comment=”229627″]“You had guys say that it was a good idea. Who are these people??”[/quote]

    Nike Designers An entire third grade class in Beaverton, Oregon.

  • James Craven | February 24, 2008 at 12:07 am |

    Damn “strikethrough” isn’t working!

  • LI Phil | February 24, 2008 at 12:17 am |

    [quote comment=”229628″][quote comment=”229627″]“You had guys say that it was a good idea. Who are these people??”[/quote]

    Nike Designers An entire third grade class in Beaverton, Oregon.[/quote]

    fixed

    and it works

  • Quack | February 24, 2008 at 12:52 am |

    [quote comment=”229594″][quote comment=”229569″]“These uniforms should be put in a trunk and buried under McArthur Court.”[/quote]

    Or, under the new Phil Knight’s Hideous Uniforms ThatBites Blows Stinks and Sucks All AT The Same Time Arena with the football unis as well. After all, only one team in the Beaver State should be allowed to wear black. (Hint in boldface.)[/quote]

    Anyone who supports a team that wears this doesn’t get to talk trash

  • KT | February 24, 2008 at 12:56 am |

    [quote comment=”229627″]Why in the world do you make the “Oregon” text black?? WHY? Who sat down at a board meeting and said, “Hey, why don’t we make the entire uniform black. But not just the uniform black, but the NOB and the text on the front a shiny black?”[/quote]

    This guy.

    “It’s like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black.”

  • LI Phil | February 24, 2008 at 1:48 am |

    [quote comment=”229629″]Damn “strikethrough” isn’t working![/quote]

    why, you’re right wait…what?

  • James Craven | February 24, 2008 at 2:09 am |

    What I meant to say was…

    [quote]Nike Designers An entire third grade class in Beaverton, Oregon.”[/quote]

    NOW THAT’S SARCASM!

  • todd krevanchi | February 24, 2008 at 3:37 am |

    [quote comment=”229628″][quote comment=”229627″]“You had guys say that it was a good idea. Who are these people??”[/quote]

    Nike Designers An entire third grade class in Beaverton, Oregon.[/quote]

    third graders…
    over the course of the last 3 and a half decades nike designers have been responsible for some of the most innovative and revolutionary technology, and design in this genre of sport. moreso than any shoe or apparel company…
    and they get called third graders…

  • KT | February 24, 2008 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”229663″][quote comment=”229628″][quote comment=”229627″]“You had guys say that it was a good idea. Who are these people??”[/quote]

    Nike Designers An entire third grade class in Beaverton, Oregon.[/quote]

    third graders…
    over the course of the last 3 and a half decades nike designers have been responsible for some of the most innovative and revolutionary technology, and design in this genre of sport. moreso than any shoe or apparel company…
    and they get called third graders…[/quote]

    Says the Nike shill.

    They’ve also been responsible for a lot of crap.

  • scott | February 24, 2008 at 6:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”229625″][quote comment=”229595″][quote comment=”229591″]looking thru the dodgers spring training photo gallery on mlb.com i saw in pictures 6 and 7 of the album theres a player wearing a strange alternate jersey not the team’s regular BP jersey… just an observation but i kind of like the uni

    heres the link:
    http://mlb.mlb.com/l...

    I think they have a new alternate blue for this year, and that would be it I assume.

    I’ll also just answer the question – the C is a different color because it’s a 100 year anniversary for UCLA and C is 100 in Roman numerals.

    See. That wasn’t so hard.[/quote]

    Actually i think those blue “LA” jerseys are old bp or alternate jerseys…rookies and minor leaguers usually get the old stuff in camp[/quote]

    They are old BP jerseys. As you say, some old stuff always gets broken out in spring training.